Events With On Going Dates

Looking to get more involved in the community? St. Mary’s County’s Home-Delivered Meals Program is currently seeking volunteers to serve in the Lexington Park area and the southern-most parts of the county. Drivers would pick up meals at the Loffler Senior Activity Center and pack into coolers provided to maintain a safe temperature. Volunteers are assigned to an established route and the deliver meals to homebound seniors on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. To volunteer, persons must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Driver training will be provided by the Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator and experienced Home-Delivered Meals volunteers. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. No meals are delivered on days the Senior Activity Centers are closed. Mileage reimbursement or income tax deductions are available for volunteers. Interested volunteers  should contact Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator Monika Williams at 301-45-4200, ext. 71060, or via email at Monika.Williams@stmarysmd.com.

 

The American Legion Post 255 in Ridge is having a Queen of Hearts raffle on Friday nites. Drawings are every Friday at 7pm. Ticket sales start at 4pm for QofH and 50/50 raffles. Dinner is available for purchase also. All profits are used to help veterans and our local community.

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, is pleased to present an exciting new exhibit featuring the expressive voices of teens. RISE UP! A Teen Art Exhibit will run from February 15, 2019-April 14, 2019 in the Kay Daugherty Gallery. The exhibit features over 60 works from area teens and includes visual, literary, and performing art.  The exhibit explores and communicates what it means to be a teen today and span painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber, photography, printmakink, sculpture, creative writing, poetry, and performance. Caitlin Blake, Teen Programs Specialist with the National Portrait Gallery juried submissions from over 50 teens from the tri-county area of Southern Maryland exploring themes such as identity, injustice, fears, anxiety, hopes, and dreams with some everyday interests and experiences mixed in. The Kay Daugherty Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., regular admission applies. This exhibit is a project of the Tom & Katie Watts Youth Fund of Annmarie Garden. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Caenter is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org). For additional information please call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the romantic musical “She Loves Me,” by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock from February 1-17. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military; and $13 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $13. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447.

 

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission is seeking farms, wineries and other established agritourism venues in Southern Maryland to co-host the Buy Local Challenge (BLC) Celebration, an annual event that seeks to promote Southern Maryland's agricultural community. and connect consumers with the bounty of the region's farms and food.  To learn more about additional programs and resources, contact SMADC, P. O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; phone: 301-274-1922, Ex. 1, fax: 301-274-1924; email info@smadc.com ; or visit www.smadc.com.

 

 

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 30, 2019. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Dowell. The bricks are available to memorialize those who served our country during World War II. The cost of each brick is $100 and all contributions are tax deductible. Bricks will be installed in fall 2019 and purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. “On Watch” applications are available at www.calvertcountymd.gov/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565.

 

Chopticon High School Class of 1969 Chopticon High School Class of 1969 is planning it’s 50th class reunion for the fall of 2019. If you are a member or teacher of this class please contact either of the below listed members to update your contact information so you can receive all of the announcements for the festivities. Sarah Blackistone Richardson 240-925-1119 TheMightySBR@msn.com Norwood Graves 301-848-9525 Saramy1@verizon.net 

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the Nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated t building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental Illness.  NAMI SoMd provides free education and support groups for those suffering with a mental illness as well as their family members.  Family support groups meet the 3rd Tuesday in Charles County at Body of Christ Church, Waldorf; 3rd Thursday in St. Mary's at the Wildewood Community Center, and the 4th Thursday in Calvert at St. John Vianney Church.  Please contact 301.399.4148 for more information.

 

First Wednesday of every month at the Circuit Court for Charles County - Law Library from 10 AM - 1 PM the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation. Reservations requested – please call 301-932-3322

 

 

The Charles County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Crime Solvers work together to solve crimes and hold criminals accountable for their offenses. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity. For more information about Crime Solvers, contact Detective Sergeant Tim Miner, Crime Solvers Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, at 240-216-2173. PHONE**Call 1-866-411-TIPS to report a tip** * An operator takes information about your tip. * You will receive an identification number. * Your tip is provided to the investigating officer. * You must call back later to check the status of your information, using your identification number. Or call  http://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/

 

 

February 15th Events

On February 15th at 6:00 PM stop by Middleton Hall in Waldorf for the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters Valentine's Day Gala. This Gala will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The Gala will feature a Dueling piano show with Jimmy Ross from Bobby McKeys’ and gourmet dining prepared by highly acclaimed Chef De Cuisine, Kendall Selby at Middleton Hall, Waldorf MD. There will be casino style gambling, an impressive array of raffle and auction items that any guest will be ecstatic to win! Someone will win an all-inclusive trip for 2 to the Caribbean. For ticket information, visit our website at somdbootscooters.com or call 240-577-2579.

 

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 CHCKEN ‘N DUMPLINS DINNER Comfort food is the name of this informal dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Held at the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget. Cost is $12 including side, salad, and beverage. The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878. Public Welcome. HTTP://www.ALpost206.

February 16th Events

Girl Scout Troops 10027, 10028, and 10031 will be hosting a Girl Scout Cookie Drive-Through Booth at the Mechanicsville Lions Club Pavillion on Feb. 16th from 10am - 4pm. We will have everyone's favorite cookies. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Come out and support our girls!

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16– ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear acoustic music by Ross Crampton from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. with the compliments of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome. For more information, call 410-257-9878. http://www.ALPost206.org

 

The 2nd District Fire Dept and Rescue Squad will host a Valentine's Dinner Dance with Silent and Live Auctions on Saturday, Feb 16th at the firehouse at 45245 Drayden Road, Valley Lee.  Doors open at 4:30, dinner served at 6:00.  Events will include a 50-50 raffle, door prizes and a cash bar.  DJ Rich Wilson will provide music.  For tickets, call DEE DEE at 240-561-2750 or GEORGIA at 301-994-1960.  Proceeds will go to the New Building Fund.

 

On February 16th, The American Legion Post 238, at 6265 Brandywine Rd. in Hughesville will have a Valentines Dance Music by Country Memories $40 per couple $25 single hors d'oeuvres for tickets call 301-274-3522

 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday February 16th from 11 am to 3 pm. Southern MD residents are invited to 22598 MacArthur Boulevard in California for the “Paws for Love” Pet Adoption Event featuring Tiny Toes Kitten Rescue, Animal Relief Fund and St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League. These non-profit, rescue organizations specialize in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals. Donate $5.00 to the participating rescue of your choice, and spin for prizes. These caring rescue organizations greatly need and appreciate your support! February 16 from 11 am to 3 pm.

 

February 19th Events

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19 – STEAK DINNER. Particular about your Steak? At the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, you order it directly from the Grill-Master and you get what you order. Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the $17.00 price tag includes sides, salad, beverage, and roll. Public welcome. For information call (410)257-9878. HTTP://www.ALpost206.org

February 22nd Events

FRIDAY FEBUARY 22 CHEF’S CHOICE DINNER This informal dinner is hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206(Venturing Crew 429) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget. Cost is $12 including side, salad, and beverage. The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878. Public Welcome. HTTP://www.ALpost206.

February 23rd Events

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 MOTOWN NIGHT. What’s your favorite tune? The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 8:00 p.m. until midnight. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas. Tickets available at the door. Public warmly welcomed. For information call 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org.

 

The St. Mary's County Elks Lodge 2092 will be holding its 3rd annual Gun Bash on February 23rd. Tickets for the event are $50 for a chance to win 11 long guns and include free draft beer, bbq, soda and door prized. The cost for guests of a ticket holder not participating in the raffles are $30 each and include food and drink. Hand guns will be raffled for an additional cost. The event will take place from 1 to 5 pm with doors opening at noon. For more ticket information and ticket availability please call 301-863-7800.

 

There will be a Conference for Community Engagement with TEDxGreatMills on Saturday March 23rd at Great Mills High School. This is a one day event highlighting speakers, performers and ideas that spark conversation about community engagement. More information on https://www.facebook.com/TEDxGreatMills/

February 24th Events

“From Newtown to Georgetown: Connections and Legacies” Speaker: Dr. Adam Rothman, Georgetown University professor When: Sunday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. Where: St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown. Sponsored by: Newtown Manor House Committee Refreshments: Desserts and coffee will be served. POC: Sarah Matisick, 301-247-7416 

 

There will be a Purse and Totes Bingo on Sunday, February 24th at the Ridge Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Doors open at 12 pm, Bingo starts at 1:00 pm. Advanced Tickets are available $25 each and $30 at the Door. Food will be available to purchase as well as pull tabs and 50/50 Raffles for sale by the Ridge VFD Auxiliary. For Reservations and to pre-order tickets, please contact Lauren Fairfax at 301-904-9408. No children permitted unless they have their own ticket and are accompanied by a paying adult. There will be only one item won per game and tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. **All proceeds to benefit Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary**

 

March 2nd Events

Interested in Southern Maryland history? Become a Museum Tour Guide at Charles County's most visited historic site, volunteer as a Docent at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Museum in Waldorf. Lead our visitors through the house and grounds in period dress and enjoy our many events throughout the year including our very popular "Victorian Christmas". We will have classes on Saturday March 2nd and March 9th before we open for the 2019 season. Its fun and interesting and if you love history you will enjoy being part of our crew. Call Donna at 301-452-2158 or email me at "weourselves2@msn.com" 

 

The Annual Gala Concert and Silent Auction for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir will take place at the Holiday Inn in Solomons on Saturday March 2nd starting at 5:30 pm. A special evening of wonderful music with SMYOC Orchestras and Choirs, with special guests Kurt Nikannen (concertmaster NYC Ballet) and Shairin Apostolou (soprano). Ticket includes all performances, dinner and silent auction. Cash bar. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to our website www.smyoc.org..

 

41st ANNUAL COLLECTOR’S MARKET - The Charles County Chapter of the American Antique Arts Association is having its 41st Annual Collector’s Market on Sat. Mar. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata Firehouse, 911 Shining Willow Way, La Plata. Entry donation is $2, kids 12 & under free, Food is available, and parking is free. Proceeds benefit a Charles County historical project. Call 301-392-1712 for additional information.

 

March 3rd Events

The Fun Bunch and Friendz are holding a Quarter Auction to benefit St. Mary's Animal Welfare League on Sunday March 3rd at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds! Doors open at 12pm, and the Auction starts at 1pm. Please visit our Facebook page (St. Mary's Animal Welfare League) OR The Fun Bunch Facebook page (Quarter Auctions in SOMD) for more info. To make a reservation in advance please call 240-416-4224!

March 5th Events

 

Join Calvert Hospice starting March 5th at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House for an 8-week group that will tackle the stigma of substance abuse and overdose loss. Learn to find hope and healing after your loss, connect with others who understand, and gain helpful tools to help you as you grieve. This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required. Visit calverthospice.org/grief-support-programs or call 410-535-0892 to learn more.

 

March 7th Events

Calvert Hospice is offering volunteer training March 7 - 9, 2019. If you are interested in sitting with patients, helping grieving children, working in our office, staffing the Shoppe for Hospice, or even cooking for patients at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, then volunteering might be for you. Contact Amanda Peterson at apeterson@calverthospice.org to learn more. Visit our website for more information at calverthospice.org.

March 8th Events

20th ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER - The La Plata Lions Club having its 20th Annual Spaghetti Dinner (meatless sauce) on Fri. Mar. 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the La Plata United Methodist Church (Corner of Rt. 6 and Rt. 301) in La Plata. $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12,  and free for children 5 and under, Carryouts are available, and parking is free. All proceeds benefit Lions supported charities including: Sight, Vision and Hearing Screenings, Scholarships, Youth Activities, and Lions Camp Merrick. Call 301-934-4203 for additional information.

 

March 9th Events

Interested in Southern Maryland history? Become a Museum Tour Guide at Charles County's most visited historic site, volunteer as a Docent at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Museum in Waldorf. Lead our visitors through the house and grounds in period dress and enjoy our many events throughout the year including our very popular "Victorian Christmas". We will have classes on Saturday March 2nd and March 9th before we open for the 2019 season. Its fun and interesting and if you love history you will enjoy being part of our crew. Call Donna at 301-452-2158 or email me at "weourselves2@msn.com" 

 

March 10th Events

March 14th Events

Join Calvert Hospice at the Calvert Library on Thursday March 14th for a seminar that will help you understand how children grieve and how you can help them through the grieving process. This is not a library-sponsored program. The event is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Register online at calverthospice.org/childrens-programs

 

March 16th Events

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue for a St. Paddy's Day Party, featuring BEATLEMANIA AGAIN, live in concert for one show only. Saturday, March 16th at the 5 South Event Center on Point Lookout Road in Callaway. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $29 each; seating is general admission. Tickets on sale NOW at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4027928. Concessions, cash bar, silent auction and raffles will be available. All ages are welcomed! All seating is table seating and ALL seats are great seats! Proceeds benefit Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue of Southern Maryland. For information, call 410-474-2958. About SUGAR FACES SENIOR DOG RESCUE: Sugar Faces is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that rescues senior dogs that have been abandoned in kill-shelter in Southern Maryland. Rescued dogs are placed in approved home and are, in most cases, provided medical care for the remainder of the lives. Learn more at www.sugarfacesrescue.org.

 

There will be a Purse and Bags Bingo on Saturday March 16th at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Doors open at 5 pm. Bingo starts at 6 pm. Admission is $25 a book of regular games. Extra book $5. Specials $1. Good Neighbor Game. Raffle over $2,000 retail value and more. For reservations Contact Sherry at 240-925-6141. They now accept Visa, Mastercard & Discover. All proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary.

March 23rd Events

The Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization, Inc.  (www.smrfo.com) is sponsoring the Southern Maryland Fishing Fair and Boat Safety Exposition on March 23 and 24, 2019 at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.  There will be over 100 tables of vendors selling rods, reels, lures, tackle, paintings, boats, and much more.  Speakers will address freshwater and saltwater fishing, and fishing camps for kids in Southern Maryland.  Activities will include door prizes and raffles.   There will also be boat safety and life safety training by national and local organizations.  Admission will be $4 per person and free for children 12 years and younger.

 

“Growing for Good” Potato Planting Day at Historic Sotterley on March 23rd.Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors and don’t mind digging in the dirt, and want to help others are asked to join us for a day-long potato planting extravaganza at Historic Sotterley, as part of our “Growing for Good” program! On Saturday, March 23rd, we will be hosting two Potato Planting sessions: 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. Our goal is to plant a full 11 acres of potatoes.  This is a family-friendly event - we invite anyone 5 and older to help plant potatoes. Dress appropriately for this weather-dependent* event. Shoes may get muddy if plots have recently had rain. Treats provided.**Rain Date is Saturday, March 30th** RSVP’s requested. Please sign up on Historic Sotterley’s Facebook Page or on the website at www.sotterley.org. 

 

March 30th Events

There will be a cancer benefit held at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge on Saturday March 30th from 1-6pm. There will be a dj, cash bar, live and silent auctions. Admission (includes lunch and door prize ticket) $25/Adult and $10/child. Pay in advance via www.paypal.com/pools/c8bgGzAFXCC. 

 

On Saturday, March 30th, The Gingersnap Girls Equine Education & Rescue Foundation will hold it's 12th annual "New Day for the Horses & Ponypalooza" at Harmony Hall (Hamilton Safety Center) in Hamilton, Virginia. The Gingersnap Equine Education & Rescue Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), volunteer-based, humane rescue organization whose mission is to aid in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, abandoned, sick and slaughter bound horses, ponies, and donkeys.  To date we have directly aided in the rescue of over 350 equines and have indirectly aided in the rescue of hundreds more.  We operate on a virtual shoestring.  This event is our major fundraiser for the year.

March 31st Events

April 6th Events

April 14th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept.  Will be hosting The Spring Craft Show on Sunday, April 14th. There are still a few vendor spots available. Contact the Chairman at Craftshow@HVFD7.com.

 

The Bay District Fire Station 3 Braddock Hall on S. Shangri La Drive, Lexington Park will have an Easter Breakfast on Sunday April 14th from 8 am to noon. Price - 13 years old and older - $10.00 - Children 12 and under FREE. For more information email info@bdvfd.org. 

May 5th Events

On May 5th The East Coast Drifters Car Club will have a huge car show from 9 am to 3 pm at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge.  All Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles are welcome. Top 60 and several other awards. First 100 receive dash plaques. Pre-registration $15 by April 26. $20 at gate. For more info call: Larry 301-266-9705 or Chuck 301-751-5602 (rain date May 19) https://www.facebook.com/eastcoast.drifters. (rain date May 19)

 

Every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. March of Dimes is changing that. Join us for March for Babies in Southern Maryland on Sunday, May 5 at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf. When you March for Babies, you become part of a community that can solve even the toughest problems.  Because together we fight for the health of all moms and babies. And that makes the future brighter for us all. Sign up today at marchforbabies.org.

 

May 18th Events

Relay For Life of Charles County, American Cancer Society fundraiser, will be held May 18, 2019 at Charles County Fair Grounds, LaPlata, MD. 4pm to 11:30, 2pm will be survivor reception. Join us as over 40 teams are walking to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Food, Activities, Craft Vendors, Face Painting and Entertainment by Jesse James Hanbury, John Howard, Rockin’ Elvis, Cowboy Crossing, Four of a Kind. For more information, contact Melissa Matthews at Melissa.matthews@cancer.org

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