Happy SPRING from the University of Maryland Charles County Extension!

Happy spring everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy lives to read about all that is happening at Charles County Extension! As our world continues to return to a new normalcy following two years of COVID-19, we continue to do the same.

Our UME Charles County faculty and staff are now offering mostly in-person opportunities and events. While mask mandates have been lifted, we continue to ensure everyone’s safety by allowing space for social distancing, keeping surfaces clean and sanitized, and encouraging optional use of masks.

We hope you have the opportunity to join us and engage in our upcoming events and activities. Now that we are back in the office, please take the opportunity to call, visit our website, email or stop in if you have a question, need or concern that we can address. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please look forward to our 2021 Annual report which is coming soon!

Our Financial Education programming is on hiatus due to the retirement of our faculty member, Patricia Horton-Maynard. While we wish Patricia well in her retirement, she and her programming efforts are missed. We are planning to initiate a hiring search soon, and expect to have someone in place by summer.  Our goal is to continue meeting the educational needs of Charles County residents and financial literacy is high on the list.

In this issue, as with the others, we are sharing our planned efforts and programs for spring 2022, along with notice of local UME events and activities, acknowledgements of service and accomplishments by our volunteers and local youth, and updates on how our faculty and staff are working to continue to meet local needs to support you and others in the community.

Again, thank you for your continued support!


Shelley T. King-Curry, MS
University of Maryland Extension
Area Extension Director -
Southern Maryland Cluster
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties 
9501 Crain Highway, Box 1
Bel Alton, MD 20611
301-934-5403, Ext. 300