October 17th Events

Calvert Hospice announces a free 8-week group for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse. The group will meet Tuesdays from October 17 to December 5 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Topics include tackling the stigma of overdose loss, working through the pain of losing someone to addiction, learning to find hope and healing after loss, and identifying healthy ways to grieve. Contact Tessa Washington, Bereavement Coordinator, to register at (410) 535-0892 or twashington@calverthospice.org. 

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17 – STEAK DINNER.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the Lower-Level dining room.  Public welcome.  For more information, call (410-257-9878.  http://www.ALpost206.org

 

Boy Scout Troop 2421 will host an Open House to showcase our troop and demonstrate a variety of Scout skills on Tuesday, October 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf.  Boys 11-17 years of age are encouraged to attend if interested in activities such as camping, hiking, biking, survival skills and learning to be a leader.  Parents can be a part of our troop leadership to guide all Scouts in learning skills that will help them achieve success throughout their lives.  Come see what our troop is all about:   7:30 – Welcome, 7:45 - Demonstrations; 8:45 - Refreshments and Closing.  For more information, call 301-717-5906 or visit https://troop-2421.trooptrack.com/share/pages/34413.

October 18th Events

The Community Mediation Center of Calvert (CMCC) will celebrate Conflict Resolution Day 2017 with a free open house lunch on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and will be held at the Phillips House, 28 Duke Street, Prince Frederick (located behind the Community Resources Building). We invite Calvert County residents to join the staff and volunteers of CMCC for a light lunch and the presentation of our annual Peace Builder award to a Calvert County resident or group who has worked to bring diverse community members together to benefit Calvert County. Come join us and learn about CMCC’s no-cost services available to Calvert County residents. For more information, please call 443.295.7456.

October 19th Events

On October 19, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Child Safety Seat Installation event.  The event will be from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M., and deputies will be on site to inspect child safety seats for proper installation, as well as install new safety seats.  The event will be held at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad located at 21685 FDR Blvd. in Lexington Park, MD 20653.  Please use the link below to register for a timeslot.  Individuals, who do not register and secure a timeslot, will be seen on a first come first serve basis. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5af28a1f94-child

October 20th Events

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 HAM & SWEET POTATO  DINNER – The American Legion Auxiliary 206 Chef  will present the World Famous Ham & Sweet Potato Dinner and all the trimming..   Join us from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the lower-level dining room.  The Post is located on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public warmly welcomed.   The cost is $12.  Call 410-257-9878 for more information.   http://www.ALPost206.org

 

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having their annual auction on Friday October 20.  The auction will be held at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge.  Doors open at 4:30pm for preview and the auction starts at 6:00pm.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the auction please contact 301-884-2900.

 

Leonardtown Middle School is hosting a Vendor Sale on October 20th from 5-8pm to raise funds for Relay for Life and Hurricane Relief. Over 15 vendors will be set up. For more information visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/348138858971060

October 21st Events

Do you love animals?  We do and we are excited to spend time together on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League 5k Fun Run and Trail Walk along the beautiful waterfront of Historic St. Mary’s City.  Run alone, as a team or with your pet. More info at www.active.com and www.smawl.org. Sign in will be at the Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Event Schedule: 8:00 AM Registration Opens

8:45 AM Costume Contest, 8:50 AM Line up and announcements, 9:00 AM Fun Run/Walk Begins.
 
On Saturday October 21st the John Hanson PTSO will be holding a Vendor/Craft Show to raise money for school activities.  Come shop fall items from a variety of vendors including beautifully handcrafted works from local crafters selling soaps, jewelry, candies and more.  Door prizes will be given away hourly and the PTSO will be selling concessions.  We hope you can Join us at John Hanson Middle School 3165 John Hanson Drive in Waldorf Md from 9AM to 1PM Saturday October 21st.
 
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland, in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum, is extremely pleased to present the Manx Celtic trio, “Barrule” for the Autumn Celtic Music Concert, Saturday, October 21 at 7pm. This performance will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Harms Gallery. Concert begins at 7pm with doors opening at 6pm for pre-concert beer and wine sales. Tickets are $25 at the door, as available, It is recommended to purchase in advance on line (some discounts apply) at https://cssm.ticketleap.com
 
Calvert Hospice announces our next volunteer training on October 21 and 28. We are looking for volunteers to visit with patients, help in our front office, assist with our bereavement programs for children, and work at our Shoppe for Hospice. We need additional help at the Shoppe for Hospice and encourage friends to come through training together. The Shoppe offers a wonderful opportunity to work together and help Calvert Hospice at the same time. To apply, contact Amanda Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-535-0892. 
 
There will be a Purse and Bags Bingo on Saturday October 21st at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dpartment Social Hall. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. Contact Sherry at 240-925-6141 for Advanced Ticket Sales and Reserved Seats. $25 at the door for a book of regular games. Extra book is $5, Specials $1. and there will be raffles and more. 
October 22nd Events

You're invited to The Arc of Southern Maryland 5K Trick-or-Treat Trot & 1K Fun Run/Walk/Roll on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 @ 1 PM at 6 Irongate Drive in Waldorf. This year, we're getting ghoulish! Join us for our 5K Trick or Treat Trot or 1K Fun Run/Walk/Roll for ghosts and goblins of all ages and abilities! Costume contest! Fun family activities! Strollers welcome! FREE for kids 12 & under!

 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Committee will host a Cross Fit style workout modeled after the MURPH Workout of the day on Sunday October 22nd. The Sheriff's Office encourages the community to come out to the Miedzinski Park, 23145 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown, to participate in the challenge! Pre-register at www.smcsomurph.eventbrite.com. Registration/Check in begins at 9 am. The event will take place from 10 am to noon with a raffle drawing at 1 pm for event participants. Attendees will have the opportunity from 1:30 to 2:30 pm to tour the Sheriff's Office Headquarters. This event consists of a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and an additional 1-mile run. Participants are encouraged to do their best in the event. You must be 16 yoa or older to participate and all participants must have a signed waiver; which can be accessed at www.firstsheriff.com. Food will be available for purchase and community business sponsors on site at the event. Contact Lt. Eva Jones at 301-475-4200 x*8069 or eva.jones@stmarysmd.com for further information. #BeTheFIRST
 
There will be a craft & vendor fair on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Charles County Rescue Squad in La Plata to benefit S & D K9 Rehabilitation out of Hughesville and the rescue squad. There will also be a Brown Bag Auction along with food to purchase at this event. It is 10:00am to 3:00pm. We are accepting monetary donations at the door. For more information visit www.sdk9rehab.com.
 
October 26th Events

The 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner for the Mission will take place at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday October 26th from 6-9 p.m. This is a 5 star dinner and music event to support the homeless and those in need in our community. For tickets and more information email tickets@seekingshelter.com or call 240-718-8911.

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is planning to do our best to scare all visitors of their wits this Halloween season.  The “Spirits of St. Mary’s” will be held Thursday October 26; Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through our spirit trail.  Cost is $10 per person.  This event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland and parking is free.  Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event.  Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Appropriate footwear is recommended.  You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures.  Use extreme caution if you have seizures, a cardiac condition or any serious medical condition.  Food and refreshments will be available.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad.  For more information visit our website www.hvrs.org.

October 27th Events

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is planning to do our best to scare all visitors of their wits this Halloween season.  The “Spirits of St. Mary’s” will be held Thursday October 26; Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through our spirit trail.  Cost is $10 per person.  This event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland and parking is free.  Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event.  Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Appropriate footwear is recommended.  You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures.  Use extreme caution if you have seizures, a cardiac condition or any serious medical condition.  Food and refreshments will be available.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad.  For more information visit our website www.hvrs.org.

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 CHICKEN CORDON BLEU DINNER - Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the Sons of American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, and beverage for $12.   Public invited.  Call for more information 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALPost206.org

 

The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Association Costume Dance Party, sponsored by the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Association on Friday, October 27th, 8:00 PM to 12 midnight at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Routes 5 and 235 in Ridge, MD.  Music by DJ Coop.  Costume contest, 1st prize $50, 2nd prize $30, 3rd prize $20.  BYOB must be 21 years of age - you will be carded.  Ice, sodas, and hot dogs for sale.  Cost is $20 per couple, $15 per person, pay at the door.

 

Waldorf VFW To Host Blood Drive Urgent Need for Blood Donations. Online registration is available for a blood drive to be held at the VFW Post 8810, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, on Friday, Oct. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Red Cross has advised that there is an urgent need for donors. Anyone who would like to donate blood for this life-saving endeavor can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org.

 

The La Plata Lions Club is holding its annual Quarter Auction on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Lions Bingo Hall, 9370 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the auction starts at 7:00 p.m. Food will be available. There will be prizes for the best costume and the gift card skeleton raffle will be back. Items can be won for as little as $0.25 and pull tabs will be available for as little as $0.25. For information, call 240-431-7471. Proceeds benefit Lions supported charitable activities, including: Sight; Scholarships; Youth Activities.

October 28th Events
Bull Roast and Oyster Scald will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am - 6 pm at the Ridge American Legion Post 255. Dinners will be served from 11 am - 5 pm. Menu includes 6 or 12 Oysters (Fried or Steamed), Roast Beef Sandwich w/cole slaw. Dinners include Potato salad, cole slaw, baked Beans, roll. There will be live music, a corn hole tournament and raffle. For more information you can call the American Legion 301-872-5349 or ridgelegion.org
 
Bluegrass for Hospice-2017 is seeking vendors for this year’s event.  It will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.  The event will run from noon until 8:00 pm and will feature Bluegrass music all day with door prizes and a silent auction.  Interested vendors may request a vendor application by calling 301-737-3004 or downloading one at www.bluegrassforhospice.com.  The deadline for requesting a space is October 20, 2017.
 
There will be an Open House at Pets With Disabilities on October 28th 11:30 am - 4:30 pm at 635 Clay Hammond Road in Prince Frederick. Visit the rescue, meet the dogs, and relax for an afternoon. Events of the Day....Trail Walks ? Lucky Draw/Raffle ? Entertainment ? Food and Drink. Rescue tour and meet the dogs available for adoption. Friendly, vaccinated, spayed/neutered dogs invited. If you are unable to attend our event, PLEASE consider making a donation to help us continue our work.  100% of your donation is tax deductible and goes to support and care for the dogs here at PWD. Phone: 443-624-9270  Email:  petswithdisabilities@comcast.net
 
State of Maryland Boating Safety Class will take place on Saturdays from October 28th through November 4th at 5861 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale. Plus, Student Introduction: Marlinspike, Charts and VHF Radio Use. Both Classes Must Be Attended for Certification.
The classes will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 1st Family Member - $25; Each Additional - $10. Girl, Boy or Sea Scout - $10.
FREE to all Fire Fighters, Police, & Veterans. The Fee Waiver is a recruiting policy of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-07 ONLY
Pre-registration will secure your place. Sherry Marnell or sherrymarnell@gmail.com. Chris Jensen-410-867-8849 or christopher@jensen.org or Dawn Yoder 410-867-2398.
 
Calvert Hospice announces our next volunteer training on October 21 and 28. We are looking for volunteers to visit with patients, help in our front office, assist with our bereavement programs for children, and work at our Shoppe for Hospice. We need additional help at the Shoppe for Hospice and encourage friends to come through training together. The Shoppe offers a wonderful opportunity to work together and help Calvert Hospice at the same time. To apply, contact Amanda Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-535-0892. 
 
The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is planning to do our best to scare all visitors of their wits this Halloween season.  The “Spirits of St. Mary’s” will be held Thursday October 26; Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through our spirit trail.  Cost is $10 per person.  This event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland and parking is free.  Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event.  Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Appropriate footwear is recommended.  You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures.  Use extreme caution if you have seizures, a cardiac condition or any serious medical condition.  Food and refreshments will be available.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad.  For more information visit our website www.hvrs.org.
 
The annual Bluegrass for Hospice will be held on Saturday October 28th for the 9th year at Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. All the Bluegrass music will kick off at Noon for this family event that will include raffles, silent auction, and many giveaways.  Gates open at 11:00 am.
The silent auction, this year, will include many unique handmade items.  Tickets are $25.00 in advance and will be $30.00 at the gate.  Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult.  To purchase tickets by credit card, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063321.  They can ordered by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check made payable to “Hospice of St. Mary’s” and mailed to P.O. Box 741, California, MD, 20619. The deadline for advance ticket sales will be October 14. For more information on Bluegrass for Hospice-2017, go to the event website at www.bluegrassforhospice.com or contact Jay Armsworthy at 301-737-3004.  Vendor applications are now being accepted for the event.  Go to the event website for complete details. 
 
The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad on Drayden Road in Valley Lee will have a Spaghetti Dinner  on Saturday, October 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  –  Cost for adults is $10.00; Children 6 – 12 is $5.00; & Children 5 & under are free; Menu: Spaghetti w/marinara sauce or spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Bread & Butter; Desserts: Homemade Dessert Table – Donations accepted Coffee, Tea, & Water will be provided; For more information call 301-994-9999.

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be!  For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited to parade down Annmarie’s Wooded Path collecting treats and small gifts from more than 70 booths.  Each booth is decorated and hosted by a Southern Maryland community organizations or business.  Admission is $2.00 per person and will benefit several local charities. Parking is free and will be located in the field adjacent to the Garden—Patuxent High School NJROTC students will be on hand to assist and guide vehicular traffic. Halloween in the Garden is a smoke-free and pet-free event, so leave your cigarettes and pets at home.  Purchase a Fast Pass online for $5 per person and jump the line, or buy your ticket the day of the event for $2 per person.  For additional information, call (410) 326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org. 

October 29th Events
SUNDAY OCTOBER 29– FREE CHILDREN’S COSTUME HALLOWEEN PARTY.  From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Hosted by the Auxiliary.  All are Welcome.  For information call 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALpost206.org 
 
The Optimist Club of Calvert (Prince Frederick) is hosting our annual Halloween Party and Parade for children ages 1-13 on Sunday, October 29th. Join us for an afternoon of fun and games, crafts, treats and a special Halloween Parade! Goody bags and medals for all plus trophies awarded for First, Second and Third place costume winners in five age categories. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m.; please register onsite by 1:45 p.m. to participate in the costume parade. This free event will be held from 1:00—3:00 pm in the Main Building of the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick.
 
On Sunday October 29th the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold it's annual Oyster Scald and All-U-Can-Eat Buffet! The cost is $27 per person for the adult buffet, $12 for children 6-12, and kids 5 and under eat free (carryout is also available)! $10 per bucket of Oysters for the scald. The buffet includes: Fried Chicken, Fried Oysters, Stuffed Ham, Baked Ham, Green Beans, Parsley Potatoes, Cabbage, Macaroni Salad, rolls and coffee/tea. There is a senior citizens discount available, pull tabs for sale, raffles and more! There will also be televised football games! For more info, visit our website at www.nvrsfd.com or call Andrew at 301-751-6154.
November 1st Events

Come celebrate fall with the Performing Arts Department of St. Charles High School featuring performances by our awarding winning choirs and bands as well as select monologues and scenes. The event is Wednesday November 1st starting at 7 pm in the St. Charles High School Auditorium. For more information on this and other events, please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCHSPerformingArts

November 3rd Events

The Calvert Aquatics Club will be hosting its 2nd annual masquerade ball on Friday, November 3rd from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at 150 Adelina Road in Prince Frederick.  This years Speakeasy Masquerade Ball theme will be celebrating the Roaring '20s with music, food, drink, and lots of lucky basket winners.  Tickets are $75 per person or a table of 10 for $650.  Purchase your tickets on line at - http://cacball.swimcac.org 

 

The St. Mary’s County Library Foundation will host ‘Read Between the Wines’ on Friday, November 3 at historic Tudor Hall in Leonardtown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be delicious catering, a range of fine wines to taste, and smooth jazz from a live jazz group. All proceeds will go to the building of the new Leonardtown Library. Tickets are $32.50 per person or $60 per couple. A limited number of tickets are available. For tickets, send a check to St. Mary’s County Library Foundation (23250 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown, Md. 20650) or pay online at www.stmalib.org/about-us/st-marys-county-library-foundation/. Sponsorships are available for this event, please email mblackwell@stmalib.org for details. 

 

It’s time for the Friends of Calvert Library Fall Pub Quiz!  On Friday, November 3, at 6:30pm, the doors will open for a night of fun and trivia.  For one night only, the library won’t help you find the answers. You must have a picture ID verifying that you are 21 or older to enter. Teams of up to six people can be registered through the Calvert Library’s online calendar at www.calvertlibrary.info. However, participation is first-paid, first-served, so come to any Calvert Library location with a clever team name and pay your stake so that your team will be ensured a spot in the competition.  The fee is $60 per team and sells out every event so register quickly.  There are three chances to win plus a 50/50 raffle!  The first place team will win $120, second place wins $60 and third place wins $30. There is only space for 16 teams and 20 spectators.  Spectators 21 and older can purchase their space ahead of time for $5.  It promises to be a highly entertaining evening complete with free snacks and a cash bar.  Donations are welcome.  There are lots of rules, some may even be made up on the spot(!), and the format is detailed on the Calvert Library website (www.CalvertLibrary.info/pubquiz.html).  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

November 4th Events

4th Annual Craft Fair and Holiday Boutique hosted by the Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Association Unit 93 will take place on Saturday, November 04th from 9am til 3pm at 21707 Three Notch Road Lexington Park MD (1/4 mile south of Great Mills Road). A wide variety of artisans will offer beautiful custom made items for sale. There will also be a Bake sale and a Basket Raffle. Proceeds of this event will go toward several programs at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and to provide paper for the Three Oaks Veterans Resource Center. For more information call or text Unit President Shirley Vatter at 301-481-9655.

 

Boy Scouts of America will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Campaign November 4, 2017 - Scouting for Food Kick off! Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Scouts will be out in the community distributing bags for the annual Scouting for Food campaign!  All non perishable food and toiletries will be picked up the following Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!  All donations collected will stay in the community and will be distributed to the LOCAL food pantries to help our residents. BSA would like to thank the community for helping out!

 

The 2nd District, Company 6 - Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad on 45245 Drayden Road in Valley Lee will have Craft Fair – November 4th, Saturday; starts 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Reserve a space for $25.00; For more information / reserve a space (preferred by 29th of Oct.)  call Darlene at 240-434-1095 after 4:00 p.m. – Attend and enjoy a stuffed ham sandwich and find that different Christmas gift.

 

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is hosting the Maryland STEM Festival and Expo on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland.  The Expo runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.  Children of all ages can do some hands on learning with demonstrations in robotics, rocketry, and many other fascinating areas of STEM. For more information please contact Denise Mandis or Jason Hayes at 301-475-5511. 

 

There will be a Craft & Vendor Fair at Huntingtown High School on 4125 N. Solomons Island Road. Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9-2. Door Prizes. Free Admission. Meet & Greet with Santa and a Kids Crafts corner.

 

Join the Lackey High School Class of 1987 for its 30th Reunion Saturday Nov 4th at the Waldorf Jaycees from 6 to 10pm. Open bar, dinner and dancing while reliving the 80’s.  For info and tickets go to Lackey High School Class of 1987 Facebook Page. Tickets on sale through Oct 28th.

 

Calling all superheroes! Children, ages 3-9, can brush up on their superpowers on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Somers Community Center (300 Willow Lane, La Plata) from 10 a.m. to noon. Children can participate in fun activities to enhance their abilities to run faster than a speeding bullet, jump over tall buildings, traverse the glow in the dark gauntlet, and complete the obstacle course. A photo and light snack will be provided. 

November 5th Events

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, is hosting a short-term exhibit titled, Curiosities: a collection of natural wonders, through November 5, 2017.  A little bit creepy, a little bit curious, visitors will enjoy perusing the assorted collection of jars, bottles, and boxes, full of bones, skulls, insect carcasses, eggs, furs, feathers, and various preserved specimens.  It’s a delightful mix of oddities perfect for the Halloween season!  Annmarie Garden is open daily, 10am-5pm.  The exhibit in included with the price of admission.  To learn more, call 410-326-4640 or email art@annmariegarden.org.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a “Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair” on Sunday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the  Rescue Squad, 21530 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD.  There will be a 50/50 Raffle and a Bake Sale with food and drinks.  Table rental is $25.00.  For more information, contact Jackie at 240-925-8473 or e-mail her at 1020chickadee@gmail.com.   Come and enjoy an opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping with the Auxiliary.

 

Summerseat Farm will be holding an Artisan Market on Sunday, November 5th at Summerseat Farm from 9-4.  Interested vendors can obtain the application from our website www.summerseat.org or for additional information, send an email to info@summerseat.org. Summerseat Farm, Inc. is a non-profit organization which owns and operates the property to preserve the rural character, history, and natural resources of the farm and prevent it from development. It is run entirely by volunteers.  Please help Summerseat and support local vendors!

 

The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club and Stephen's Fund will host their 18th annual Holiday Basket/Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday November 5th at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds to benefit special needs children. Doors open 12:30. Advance ticket sales and to be included in the drawing for the 2017 Christmas Basket drawing please call 240-298-3885.

 

You are invited to an open house at the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge  Sunday, November 5th, from 1 to 3 pm.  The Elks Lodge, located at 45779  Fire Department Lane in California, MD, is a family friendly fraternal  organization dedicated to charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity.  Come learn about some of the great things the Elks do in support of local charities in St. Mary's County and see if the Elks Lodge would be a great place for you to help make a difference.  Food and refreshments will be available.  For more information please call 301-863-7800.
November 6th Events

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be selling stuffed ham and chicken salad sandwiches on Monday, 6 November, at the Firehouse located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Stuffed Ham sandwiches will be $6.00 each and Chicken Salad sandwiches will be $3.00 each. Pre-Orders are requested and are now being accepted. In order to guarantee your order, pre-orders must be received no later than 18 October 2017. You can pre-order your sandwiches by sending an email to auxiliary@ridgevfd.org which includes your name, phone number, number of sandwiches, and day you wish to pick up (Sunday evening or Monday before 11:30 am) or by calling 301-872-5090 and leaving a message with the same information. Email orders will receive an electronic confirmation. Pre-orders can be picked up on Sunday evening, 5 November, between 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm or on Monday, 6 November, between 7:00 am and 11:30 am! Walk in orders will be filled based on availability.  All meat and bread will be packaged in separate containers in order to keep the bread fresh! Come out and support a great cause! Thank you in advance!

November 7th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar called Stories from Hospice & Palliative Care: Making the Most of Every Moment on November 7, 2017 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Presenters Dr. Stephanie Carpenter and Sarah Simmons from Calvert Hospice will share stories about how hospice helps redefine hope and helps people make the most of every moment. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892.

November 10th Events

Join the Southern Maryland Women’s League for a night of Comedy, Cheer & Community on Friday, November 10th  at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center beginning at 5:45pm. Featuring 2 Headliner Comedians, Open Bar, Dinner, Live Auction, Yeti of Cheer raffle and more! For details and tickets visit us at www.smwl.org With your help SMWL has given over $225,000 to local charities over the last 11 years. 

November 11th Events
Company 4 Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad & The Calvert Elks Lodge will have a Bull and Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 11th from 5pm - 6:30pm or while supplies last. $40 advance ticket sales or $50 at the door. Free draft beer from 5pm-7pm. Country Dance from 7pm - 11pm. $15 single or $25 double for dance without dinner. Cash bar from 7pm-11pm. At the Calvert Elks Lodge #2620 1015 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Call 410-535-9836 or 410-535-5110 to get your advance tickets before they are all sold out!
 
Boy Scouts of America will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Campaign November 4, 2017 - Scouting for Food Kick off! Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Scouts will be out in the community distributing bags for the annual Scouting for Food campaign!  All non perishable food and toiletries will be picked up the following Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!  All donations collected will stay in the community and will be distributed to the LOCAL food pantries to help our residents. BSA would like to thank the community for helping out!
 
There will be a SPAGHETTI DINNER – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC hosted by American Legion Post 82 in La Plata on Saturday November 11th, from 1-6 PM. This dinner is free to veterans. Free to Children 12yrs and under. $5 for all other attendees. Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD.
 
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY will be held at Veterans Park at the intersection of Routes 260 and 261 in Chesapeake Beach at 1:00 p.m. Following the Ceremony, the Veterans Day Open House will be held at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Open for the Public and Members.   It will be hosted by the Post Commander Les Griffith.  For more information call 410-257-9878.  All are welcome. http://www.ALpost206.
 
The American Legion Gray-Ray Post 220 in Prince Frederick will have a Bull Roast and Oyster Scald on Saturday November 11th beginning at 11 a.m. The dinner is $20 and includes your choice of Ribs or Chicken or Beef with Gravy or BBQ Sauce. Your choice of String Beens or Collard Greens or Potato Salad. Includes: Baked Beans. Oysters: Fried or scald just $10. There will also be a bake sale available. For more information call 410-535-1477.
 
The Woman's Club of St. Mary's County will be having a used clothing drive on Saturday, November11th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the upper level of the parking lot at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. The purpose of this fund-raiser is to raise money for the Club's scholarship fund.  The organization awards at least two scholarships annually to students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.  Extracurricular activities, community service and character are also considered. Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided for donations. For more information, contact Betty Currie at 301 373-4816 or Carole Romary at 301 863-6969.
November 16th Events

The Patuxent Harlequins proudly present the Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig, a humorous retelling of the classic tale at the Patuxent High School Theater filled with sword fighting, heroic deeds, and a really good baguette jokes. Don't miss the Harlequins largest scale fall production thus far this November 16th-18th at 7PM and the 19th at 2PM. See you at the show!

November 18th Events

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18– ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR.  The ever-popular Annual Bazaar features something for everyone.   Raffles, Bake sale, crafts, gifts, decorations, numerous vendors, and Santa.  From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., come for a light breakfast and stay for the Special Lunch.  Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Post Upper Level Main Hall on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.   Admission is Free and the Public is warmly welcomed.   For more information, or to rent a table ($30 & up), contact the Bazaar Chairperson Brenda Miller at Legion.Auxiliary206@gmail.com or phone at 443-679-4909.  

November 19th Events

The Annual Fall Craft Show will be held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, November 19th. The Craft Show is open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with free parking and admission. The Vendors’ merchandise will feature handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, art, decorations, pictures, cupcakes, wood carvings, decorative lights, various Christmas items, floral arrangements, wreaths, ornaments, decorative and repurposed dishes, crocheted and knitted items, ceramics, quilts, blankets, jerky, jelly, animal bandanas and accessories, hair bands and bows, dips, doll clothes, and much more. The Ladies Auxiliary will have various lunch items for sale throughout the Craft Show that will include, hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade beef barbecue sandwiches, homemade soup, and stuffed ham sandwiches.   Stuffed ham will also be available for purchase by the pound.  Of course the Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake sale with homemade goodies like cakes, pies, cookies and brownies. The Craft Show is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.   All proceeds from the Craft Show will benefit the Hollywood VFD to assist them in continuing to provide Fire protection to the community. For further information about the Fall Craft Show, please visit the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department’s website at www.hvfd7.com.

November 26th Events

Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will have their 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar November 26th at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dept. at 28165 Hills Club Rd. from 10 AM until 3 PM. Homemade Crafts, Jams/Jelly, Seasonal Items, Jewelry and much more! Free Admission! Food and Baked Goods Available! For additional information or to inquire as a vendor email amycopsey@hotmail.com.

December 2nd Events

The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association will be holding it's annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show on: Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am - 3 pm, at Golden Beach Fire House, 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, MD  20659. Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa. Santa will arrive at 11 AM. Sorry no pets allowed. Kids you can do your Christmas shopping for your family at our Kids Table. There will be numerous vendors; door prizes; and food for sale. Vendors - rent a table for $35. Please pre-register for the table by calling Kathy Owens at 301-884-8432. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped gift to donate to needy families in the area.

December 16th Events

The Margaret Brent Middle School Holiday Bazaar Sponsored by the music department and the Relay for Life Team will take place on Saturday December 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Margaret Brent Middle School  $2 entry fee. Kids 13 and under are free. There will be a meet and greet with Santa so bring your cameras. There will be vendors, crafters, door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, baked goods, pizza and chicken sandwiches. Fun for the whole family. To reserve a vendor table contact Jaclyn Chapman jachapman@smcps.org

 

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad presents Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 16th from 8am-12pm or while supplies last at the Calvert High School Cafeteria. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. We are serving bacon, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera or phone and get a picture with Santa! Admission by donation. At Calvert High School 520 Fox Run Boulevard nPrince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information visit www.pfvrs.org or Facebook.com/pfvrs

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
CASA of Southern Maryland serves as the voice for abused and neglected children across the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.  We pride ourselves on recruiting and training passionate  volunteers who are able to uphold our mission of ensuring that children involved in abuse/neglect court proceedings find safe, permanent, loving homes and that placement and services are in the child’s best interests. We are currently in need of active advocates, and have upcoming trainings scheduled across the area.  For more information jtaylor@center-for-children.org. 410-535-3047
 
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is proud to announce that they are sponsoring Zumba Fitness Classes. A Fun, Energetic Aerobic work-out routine with a Latin Inspired Atmosphere...Class starts at 7:00 PM every Thursday and are $6 per class or you can purchase punch cards (6 classes for $30) No Registration Required. Get Fit while having fun and Giving Back! A portion of the proceeds go to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. For More information email Mthompson@Mvfd.com
 
The Benedict Fire Dept is accepting donations for military families in Puerto Rico. Need bottled water, non-perishable foods, powdered drinks, first aid supplies, baby products, batteries, flashlights, bug spray, sunscreen, and tarps. These Military Families have no electricity, no running water, and no food. 
 
Did you know every public school student in Prince George’s County can now use their student ID number to access the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System? Visit a branch near you, access the library’s services from your home computer or mobile device or just download the app. We’re still about books, but so much more, and it’s all free. For a list of the library’s offerings, from movies and games to tutoring as well as activities at your local branch, go to PGCMLS-dot-info today.
 
The Tri-County Animal shelter is in need of volunteers, ages 14 and older, to assist with caring for the many animals at our facility. There are several volunteer duties offered, including walking shelter dogs, spending time with the cats, taking photos of adoptable pets, general housekeeping, washing dishes and toys, cleaning kennels, and assisting with laundry. Volunteer as little or as much as you’d like. Call the shelter at 301-932-1713 for additional information and volunteer paperwork.
 
 

 

 

 

Hawkeye's Blog

Weather