Calendar of Events
PLCC Meetings Monthly Meetings
Note: Due to COVID-19, we haven’t been able to resume our normal Project Linus activities at the Clark Senior Center including weekly crocheting, knitting, quilting, and Blanketeer meet-ups, but I hope you have continued to make beautiful blankets for children in need of a “hug.”
We meet the second Friday of the month at the Clark Senior Center in La Plata, MD at 10:00am. All skill levels and expertise are welcome.
At these meetings we sew “silkies” on each blanket and attach a tag with the maker’s information, along with our Chapter information. The blankets are then counted, listed, bagged, and head to their destinations.
Policy reminder about meetings and events at the Clark Center:
- If Charles County Schools and/or Offices are closed (e.g., Holiday, hazardous weather, etc.), the Clark Center is closed and all meetings/events cancelled.
- If Charles County Schools and/or Offices are opening 2 hours late, the Clark Center operates at regular times and meetings/events continue as planned.
- If you’re not sure whether the Clark Center is open or not, you can contact the inclement weather hotline: 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388 ext. 5197.
Weekly Creative Outlets
Clark Senior Center hosts a variety of events including the "Happy Hookers" crochet and knitting group and the Clark Center Blanketeers. These groups meet weekly and are open to members of the Clark Center. We've listed them on our PLCC calendar as many of their products (i.e., blankets) are donated to our Chapter.
Additional Events & Programs
There are additional events and programs that we hold annually and market through our website and newsletters.
- In February we host Make a Blanket Day (MABD). This is a day when as many Blanketeers as possible get together for a marathon-like blanket-making fest! Any and all skill-levels welcomed!
- We have been collecting blankets for children of all ages with patriotic themes or colors (like camo -- a favorite!) to donate to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS www.taps.org). The Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. During Memorial Day weekend, these children share and learn coping skills through games, crafts, and other activities in a fun, supportive environment. To help them through this time of loss,, Project Linus provides blankets for each child to hold and cherish in memory of their lost loved one. Fleece and quilts are the most popular. They need 1,200 blankets this year for ages 4-18 years (child to teen size blankets). Blankets are sent to Washington, DC, from Project Linus Chapters all over the country! Deadline for donations are on or before our PLCC meeting in May.