As Clarksville students return to school later this month, they will be greeted by four new administrators who have been assigned to lead local schools.

To Clarksville Elementary School, Michael Caldwell is the new principal, a role he previously held at Lisbon and Elkridge elementary schools and more recently in Digital Education Center. Kimberly Scaife will take the helm Clarksville College, where she served as Deputy Director for the past three years. She is joined by a new deputy director Felicia Bondwho has worked extensively as a speech therapist and special educator during her career. Pointers Run Elementary School welcome Shawna Holden as main. She recently held the same position at Atholton Primary School.

Although summer is drawing to a close, there is still time to discover the Clarksville Sunflower Market. Terre de Marie Farm has more than a dozen varieties of sunflowers on 6 acres of fields. The flowers range in height from 2 to 12 feet, and the colors span shades of yellow, orange, red, and even white. Tickets for the attraction are available until the end of August. Visit during the week to walk around, take photos and pick sunflowers. Weekend passes also include wagon rides and access to food trucks, vendors, musical performances and farm animal encounters. Learn more at

have you heard of Walk with a Doc? During this informal activity, participants listen to a doctor share information on a current health topic, then take a walk. The program began in Ohio in 2005 as a way to encourage physical activity, educate people about healthy lifestyles, build social connections and spend time in nature. The meetings have expanded to more than 500 locations worldwide, including Centennial Lake. Dr Sarah Zaheer leads takes a walk there on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m., starting at the boat dock. A family doctor, Zaheer discussed topics such as fasting, morning routines, seasonal health tips and monkeypox. Learn more at

The students of Bach at rock music school will perform from 6-8 p.m., September 1, at Clarksville Commons. At Bach to Rock, students learn to play instruments often associated with rock bands such as guitar, piano, and drums. Budding musicians also take singing lessons. The objective is to develop musical skills in a pleasant and team atmosphere. Groups of students and soloists will share their talent during the free outdoor concert. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. The rainy date is September 15.

The Canine Humanitarian Network will be holding a silent auction and raffle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 11, at 13454 Clarksville Pike to meet the needs of the relief organization. Auction items will include jewelry, handbags and wine baskets. Food trucks will be on site during the event. Volunteers are needed at the Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, to walk the dogs, clean the shelter and do laundry. Learn more at

Mark your calendar now for the river hill village-wide garage sales scheduled for Saturday, September 17.

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