Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

January 9, 2019

Friday, January 25 -- Progressive Cheverly's annual legislative forum with our 47th District representatives to the General Assembly. We are pleased that our full 47th District Team, current State Delegate Diana Fennell, incoming State Senator Malcolm Augustine and incoming Delegate Julian Ivey, will attend.

Come and learn their priorities for the upcoming 2019 Annapolis Session, and present your questions and concerns on legislative matters!

Light refreshments will be served.

7:00 pm,

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)


Progressive Cheverly Monthly Forum

Thursday, February 7 -- Discussion on policing in Cheverly and beyond. Acting Police Chief Jaron Towers will speak and answer questions. Further details to be announced.

 7:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)


Upcoming Community Events


Sunday, January 13 -- Prince George’s Sierra Club group Potluck Social and Climate Change update.  Guest speaker Dr. Astrid Caldas, Senior Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will provide an update on climate change and its impacts, in light of recent high-profile reports.  
$5 with a potluck dish, $10 without, kids free.  Please rsvp so we can get a headcount, and indicate what you’ll be bringing.  Directions will be sent to those who register. Contact:  

5:00 -- 7:00 pm

Watkins Regional Park Nature Center

Upper Marlboro

Sunday, January 13 --  Maryland faith communities have a special opportunity to speak out for Creation in Annapolis this legislative session.  Learn how your community can advocate for legislation that promotes clean air, clean water, and environmental justice. Participants will hear from issue experts about priority legislation, why it’s important for Maryland, and how, as people of faith, we can be advocates from a moral and religious perspective.

We'll discuss legislation that seeks:

  • to expand clean energy and create good jobs (Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act)

  • to keep our waterways clean (Styrofoam Ban)

  • to enshrine the right to a healthy environment (MD Green and Healthy Amendment)

Co-sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, and Earth Forum of Howard County.

RSVP here, and share with friends on Facebook!

2:00 - 5:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County

9325 Presbyterian Circle


(or live stream -- info at rsvp link above).

Monday, January 14 -- Women's Club regular monthly meeting.

7:00 pm

Community Center


Saturday, January 26 -- Cheverly American Legion Post 108 is hosting its first Annual Cheverly New Neighbor Meet 'n Greet. We want to show off what we love best about our wonderful town -- that there is a place, purpose or interest for everyone and anyone!

1:00-- 4:00 pm

Cheverly American Legion Post 108

3608 Legion Drive


Friday, February 8 -- Please attend the 7th Annual Sweetheart Charity Ball, a dinner/dance potluck to benefit human trafficking survivors and at-risk young people.  It will again be held at St. Ambrose's Fannon Hall in Cheverly and will feature the wonderful music (swing, samba, waltz and more) of Dino (Efantis) & Friends.  

Tickets are a minimum donation of $25 each or $200 for a table of 10. There will also be a 50-50 raffle.

Each year, proceeds from the Ball benefit two charities: an anti-human trafficking organization and the local St. Vincent de Paul chapter, which provides food and rental assistance to local people in need. Charity Ball organizers individually continue to provide assistance to FAIR girls through monthly grocery donations and other assistance to their Washington DC Vida Home that shelters human trafficking survivors. This year, funds raised at the Charity Ball are designated to the new Sasha Bruce Promise Place shelter (in Capitol Heights) that provides emergency shelter to local homeless youth, including those who have experienced or are at risk of trafficking or sexual exploitation.

To save time, we are urging everyone to reserve tickets or make donations (even if you can't attend securely online at:

7:00 - 11:00 pm

Fannon Hall

St. Ambrose


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The next Progressive Cheverly Bulletin will be posted on Wednesday, January 16. Please submit all notices and announcements no later than noon on Monday, January 14.  Contact Kurt Stand at

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