June 21st Events

Join The St. Mary's County Library us on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. for the first ever Choose Civility: Southern Maryland Longest Table. Share a meal and conversation with someone you don’t know. June 21st at 6pm on the lawn adjacent to Miedzinski Park at 23145 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown. A community conversation over a family-style meal. The event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center, on the lawn adjacent to Miedzinski Park (23145 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown). Tickets are $10, to cover expenses. Purchase your ticket online at www.stmalib.org, or visit any St. Mary’s County Library branch. During the meal, participants will discuss how to Choose Civility in their everyday interactions. To enhance the experience of getting to know different people, guests will not be seated with their companions.If your organization is interested in becoming a partner for this or future Choose Civility: Southern Maryland events, please contact Laura Boonchaisri, lboonchaisri@stmalib.org or call 301-475-2846 ext. 1007. The Southern Maryland libraries (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and the Southern Maryland Regional Library) have come together to support Choose Civility: Southern Maryland. The Choose Civility initiative started with the Howard County Library and then grew throughout Maryland and beyond. For more information about Choose Civility, visit http://choosecivility.org/

June 23rd Events

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 23 (rain or shine), from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Auxiliary Annex Building, 21506 Colton Point Road in Avenue. There will be home decor, kitchen items, glassware, picture frames, books, toys, holiday decorations, shoes, purses, jewelry, towels, bedspreads, and kid’s-men’s-women’s clothes where you can “Fill a Bag with Clothes for $5.00.” If you would like to rent a table for $20, please contact Trisha at 301-769-3214.

 

The 12th Biennial Reunion of William Sampson Brooks High School All Classes Banquet. Come relax and enjoy a good time with former classmates. Saturday June 23rd from 7:00 pm to Midnight at the Holiday Inn in Solomons. This is the W.S. Brooks High School 80th Anniversary. Discount sleeping rooms available for Saturday night; Reservations must be made by 5/25/2018. Reservation ID = WS4 at 410-326-6311) Reminisce with old acquaintances; collect new email addresses. Rejuvenate by catching up on all the news. Tickets are necessary for admission. NO MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR and NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. You must purchase your ticket in advance of Saturday, May 31st.

 

The eighth annual BeerFest will be held at Historic St. Mary’s City Museum on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from noon until 6 p.m. rain or shine. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste beers from craft brewers. There will also be a number of local food vendors on site. Rock to the music of Bye Felicia, the John Luskey Duo, and Only 4 Tonight while you enjoy a variety of activities, including special tours of Van Sweringen’s Ordinary (one of the first taverns of the colony); period activities and demonstrations in the State House, and the works of artisans and crafters. There will also be a children's activity tent and a Designated Driver tent. Admission for Tasters is $25; Designated Driver tickets are $10. Discounted tickets are available for military personnel at MWR offices throughout the Military District Washington region. This event is a fundraiser to support the education and research activities of the museum. For additional information and to buy your tickets in advance, visit our website at www.stmaryscitybeerfest.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook. 

 

There will be an estate and yard sale at Serenity Farm off Rt. 231 in Benedict on Saturday and Sunday June 23rd and 24th from 8 am to 5 pm. To benefit the Farm Heritage Conservancy. This is a rain or shine event. 

June 24th Events

There will be an estate and yard sale at Serenity Farm off Rt. 231 in Benedict on Saturday and Sunday June 23rd and 24th from 8 am to 5 pm. To benefit the Farm Heritage Conservancy. This is a rain or shine event. 

June 26th Events

On Tuesday June 26, 2018 during the primary election, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be selling chicken salad sandwiches ($3.00), pork BBQ sandwiches ($3.00) and hot dogs ($1.50) at the Firehouse located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. All meat and bread will be packaged in separate containers in order to keep the bread fresh! Baked goods will also be available for sale.  Come out and support a great cause and vote!

June 29th Events

SPAGHETTI DINNER “All you can eat” – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (hosted by American Legion Post 82) Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm. $10 a person (Free to Children 5yrs and under). Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD. Proceeds go the American Legion Charity Programs. Visit https://www.legion.org/ for more information about the programs. “We ride in HONOR of those who have served”

 

Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/

 

June 30th Events

This summer, join us for musical entertainment performed by United States military bands at Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park. This is a Family friendly event. Bring blankets & a picnic or enjoy some take out during the show from one of our nearby restaurants. Pick up some crabs afterwards or enjoy dinner at one of our nearby restaurants. JUNE 30th, 3:30pm : Six String Soldiers: One of The United States Army Field Band's most versatile ensembles. Americana, folk, bluegrass, and Irish music. Stay late for the Fireworks Over the Bay at dusk.

 

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have an Appraisers fair on Saturday June 30th, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. Social Hall. Appraisers will be on hand to look at your jewelry, coins, antiques and other collectibles. Small fees and item limits apply.

 

Cypress Swamp Romp will take place on Saturday, June 30th from 7-10 pm at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary at 2880 Grays Road in Prince Frederick. Join us for a night of toe tappin’ good fun at the Cypress Swamp Romp! Music by The Crawdaddies. Enjoy New Orleans specialties. Plus a Silent auction, and more. Attire: Swamp casual. Tickets: $75 per person. Buy your tickets today! Benefits Calvert Nature Society and supports your Calvert County Nature Parks

July 6th Events

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “9 to 5,” starting Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 29 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $15. Featured in the cast are Stacey Park, Lindsey Norris, Emily Quade, Greg Rumpf, Megan Rankin, Timothy Joyce, Tommy Chedester, Kevin Bongiovanni, Sophie Campbell, Kenneth Faison, Sarah Giese, Trinity Helm, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Joyce, Christopher Joyce, Chad Leo, Amanda LePore, Rebecca Masters, Chris Maulden, Sarah Pollard, Mady Richardson and Stephanie Taubert.

July 9th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

 

2018 Relay For Life of Charles County, Saturday June 9th noon to midnight at Charles County Fairgrounds, LaPlata, Md. Relay For Life of Charles County has 64 relay teams with 1,000 registered walkers that take turns circling the track for 12 hours, demonstrating their commitment to creating a world with less cancer. This teams have been committed to raising money for American Cancer Society. This community event will have music, food, crafts, vendors, moon bounce, face painter, games and more. Opening ceremony starts at 12 noon, Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm, Closing Ceremony at 11:30 pm. www.relayforlife.org/charlescomd 

 

The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will have a Vendor & Craft Fair at the Fire Department on Saturday July 7th from 9 am - 4 pm. Tons of vendors will be on site. Come and check out all the new and old items the vendors and Crafters have for sale. Table/Space still available. Please call Bettie 443-532-6951 to book you slot. Proceeds to benefit Sol. Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. 

 

July 10th Events
The Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE living history performance series each July at the College of Southern Maryland . Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past. Chautauqua 2018 honors a continuing search for justice with three characters: Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and orator; Eleanor Roosevelt, a first lady and human rights advocate; and Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and first African American Supreme Court Justice. All performances will begin at 6:45 PM and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Theatre at the La Plata Campus.
Frederick Douglass: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Thurgood Marshall: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Performances subject to change. For more information visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/box-office-information/
 
Calvert Hospice announces a FREE educational seminar called Hospice, Palliative Care, and Bereavement, Oh My! to be held on July 10, 2018 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 75 Sherry Lane in Prince Frederick. Kara Rawlings & Amy Szatanek from Calvert Hospice will talk about the differences between hospice and palliative care and how to access them. They will talk about bereavement services available for those who are grieving.  For more information, call 410-535-0892. Register on our website www.calverthospice.org.
July 11th Events
The Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE living history performance series each July at the College of Southern Maryland . Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past. Chautauqua 2018 honors a continuing search for justice with three characters: Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and orator; Eleanor Roosevelt, a first lady and human rights advocate; and Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and first African American Supreme Court Justice. All performances will begin at 6:45 PM and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Theatre at the La Plata Campus.
Frederick Douglass: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Thurgood Marshall: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Performances subject to change. For more information visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/box-office-information/
July 12th Events
The Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE living history performance series each July at the College of Southern Maryland . Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past. Chautauqua 2018 honors a continuing search for justice with three characters: Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and orator; Eleanor Roosevelt, a first lady and human rights advocate; and Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and first African American Supreme Court Justice. All performances will begin at 6:45 PM and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Theatre at the La Plata Campus.
Frederick Douglass: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Thurgood Marshall: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Performances subject to change. For more information visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/box-office-information/
 
Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/
July 14th Events

Join us for the 2nd Annual Southern Maryland Balloon Festival Saturday July 14th! We've already outgrown last year's venue and are moving to Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland. Guests can expect all the fun from last year PLUS an expanded KIDZONE, artisans, on-site parking, and gorgeous views of the Patuxent River! Get your tickets by June 14th and pay $15 per adult, $5 per child (3-12 yrs)After that, regular price tickets are available for $20 per adult, $5 per child (3-12 yrs) Children under 3 enter FREE. All balloon activities & fireworks are wind and weather permitting, subject to authorization by on site FAA & pyrotechnics representatives. Remember, balloons cannot go up if wind speeds are 7mph or greater.  FIND MORE INFORMATION AT SOMDBALLOONFEST.ORG!

 

Historic St. Mary’s City is now taking registrations for their Adults Only tour on July 14th  with two scheduled times at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  The tour will be an hour in length, and will give visitors a glimpse into the sordid side of Maryland’s past, based on real life events found in court records from the colony. Those attending will travel back in time to a plantation in the 1600’s where the mistress of the house lives up to her title, the master of the house enjoys his liquor, and the indentured servants are up to more than just work.  Due to adult content, attendees must be 18 and over, proof of age will be checked prior to the tour. To make a reservation or for more information, call (240) 895-4990 or info@hsmcdigshistory.org. The cost of the program is $20 per person ($15 Friends members). Due to limited space for this program, payment is required at the time of registration. 

 

SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are FREE. Shop early, while supplies last, in the Museum Store for the new shark shirt+ for adults and children. The store will be fully stocked with “shark” mementos including toys and books. Museum members save 10% off in the store every day and everyone will enjoy express checkout.  Dan D’s Concessions and Rita’s Ice will be on site with food and drink for sale. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 

Come be a part of history. On July 14, 2018, come learn more about becoming a docent at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf. The meeting will start at 1:00 pm and will last about an hour. Working at the Dr. Mudd house is only a commitment of one or two days a month. The address of the house is 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. For more information, call Donna Peterson, head docent, at (301) 452-2158 or email her at drmuddtours@gmail.com.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “9 to 5,” starting Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 29 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $15. Featured in the cast are Stacey Park, Lindsey Norris, Emily Quade, Greg Rumpf, Megan Rankin, Timothy Joyce, Tommy Chedester, Kevin Bongiovanni, Sophie Campbell, Kenneth Faison, Sarah Giese, Trinity Helm, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Joyce, Christopher Joyce, Chad Leo, Amanda LePore, Rebecca Masters, Chris Maulden, Sarah Pollard, Mady Richardson and Stephanie Taubert.

July 15th Events
On July 15, 2018, Lisa Samia, author of “The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War”, will present a talk at the Dr. Samuel Mudd House. She will focus on John Wilkes Booth. Who was he before he committed the most egregious crime in American history?  This presentation will focus on four elements of his life, as a son, brother, uncle and actor.  An exploration into his life as the favored child of his parents and his close relationship with his mother. Also, his sister Asia and their bond from childhood that spanned over the course of their lives, as well as his relationship with her children.  And lastly, as the talented actor combined with his physical beauty that heralded him as ‘The Handsomest Man in America. The talk begins at 1:00 pm and will last about an hour. The talk is free. Complete your visit with a guided tour of the House. The cost for the tour is $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The talk is free. Complete your visit with a guided tour of the House. The cost for the tour is $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The house is located at 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD 30601. Seating is limited so come early. The house opens for tours at 11:00 p.m.
 
July 18th Events

Ahoy, mateys!  Registration is now open for the Li’l Pirates program at Historic St. Mary’s City. Children will become a pirate for the morning and storm the Maryland Dove! The program, designed for children 3 – 6 years old, is offered in three sessions – July 18, 19, or 20 – from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Admission is $10 per child ($8 Friends members) with one accompanying adult free. Registration is required and will close on July 7. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum.  Bring a picnic and spend the day!  For more information or registration, contact Sharol at 240-895-4980 or email info@HSMCdigshistory.org. 

July 21st Events

On July 21 Michelle L. Hamilton, author of “I Would Still Be Drowned in Tears: Spiritualism in the Lincoln White House”, will present a talk at the . Dr. Samuel Mudd House. She will focus on how Mary Todd Lincoln’s grief over the death of their young son led to the Lincoln’s interest in Spiritualism, and will shed new light on how Mary Lincoln may not have been the only Spiritualist in the White House. The talk begins at 1:00 pm and will last about an hour. The talk is free. Complete your visit with a guided tour of the House. The cost for the tour is $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The talk is free. Complete your visit with a guided tour of the House. The cost for the tour is $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The house is located at 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD 30601. Seating is limited so come early. The house opens for tours at 11:00 p.m.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “9 to 5,” starting Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 29 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $15. Featured in the cast are Stacey Park, Lindsey Norris, Emily Quade, Greg Rumpf, Megan Rankin, Timothy Joyce, Tommy Chedester, Kevin Bongiovanni, Sophie Campbell, Kenneth Faison, Sarah Giese, Trinity Helm, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Joyce, Christopher Joyce, Chad Leo, Amanda LePore, Rebecca Masters, Chris Maulden, Sarah Pollard, Mady Richardson and Stephanie Taubert.

 

Come to shop the Coastal Arts Market where you will find local artists, crafters, makers, and growers selling unique handcrafted products.
In addition to the great shopping Coastal Arts Market, Inc and the Town of Leonardtown will feature musician Joe Parsons from 12:30 to 2:30 Joe will be playing all your favorite music from yesterday and today. So come out and support your local artists and crafters and have some fun. Hours are 9:00 to 3:00. Located at the Leonardtown Wharf, 22510 Washington St. Leonardtown MD.
July 28th Events

The Great Mills High School Classes of 1972 and 1973 will have a class reunion on Saturday July 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Solomon-Conference Center in Solomons. There will be a dinner and dance featuring the band Wiskers. Make your checks out to Sharon Russell Mattingly and mail to 21560 Joe Hazel Road Leonardtown, Md 20650. Meet and greet and registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

July 29th Events

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “9 to 5,” starting Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 29 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $15. Featured in the cast are Stacey Park, Lindsey Norris, Emily Quade, Greg Rumpf, Megan Rankin, Timothy Joyce, Tommy Chedester, Kevin Bongiovanni, Sophie Campbell, Kenneth Faison, Sarah Giese, Trinity Helm, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Joyce, Christopher Joyce, Chad Leo, Amanda LePore, Rebecca Masters, Chris Maulden, Sarah Pollard, Mady Richardson and Stephanie Taubert.

August 4th Events

Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturdays, August 4 and September 1 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

August 5th Events

 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring our first Vendor Show on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM. We still have space available for more vendors. If you, or someone you know, has a business selling merchandise that  you run from home and would like to participate please contact Leone Gatton at 301-373-2221 or www.hvfd7.com. 

August 6th Events

The St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department will have a week long Jr. fire Camp for Middle School Age Children. The Camp will begin on August 6th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Please visit www.svfd.org for further information and applications. 

August 12th Events
Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/
 
The Annual Forget Me Not Brunch, Silent Auction and Car Show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association  will be held at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown on Sunday, August 12 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Tickets for the brunch may be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25.  For more information, you can call 240-298-3122 or e-mail alzbrunch@gmail.com.
August 13th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

August 18th Events

This summer, join us for musical entertainment performed by United States military bands at Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park. This is a Family friendly event. Bring blankets & a picnic or enjoy some take out during the show from one of our nearby restaurants. Pick up some crabs afterwards or enjoy dinner at one of our nearby restaurants. AUG. 18th, 3:30pm : Quantico United States Marine Corps Band. One of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. The band performs classical to contemporary pieces.

August 25th Events

The 2nd District Firehouse, 45245 Drayden Road, Valley Lee will have a Yard Sale, August 25th, Saturday; Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Reserve a space $10.00 (by 20th August) / For more information: Call Kelly at 240-299-5261 - Good time to get rid of items no longer needed!

September 1st Events

Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturday, September 1st from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

September 8th Events

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 8 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charles County! The Walk will take place at LaPlata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.  Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/CharlesCounty. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Can’t join us on September 8? Find a Walk near you at alz.org/walk. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! ?For more information, contact ? L?aKeysha Boyd-Moore  ?at  240.518.8496  ?or  lmoore1@alz.org ?. 

 

Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/

September 10th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

September 18th Events

Calvert County Fair Idol Contest - 1st Place: $1,000.00 2nd Place : $500.00 3rd Place  $300.00. Entry is free! Auditions September 18th & 19th, Calvert County Fairgrounds Barstow, MD, Entry form accepted up until September 19th at Walk-up Registration Starts @ 6 pm each night, Audition Time: 7 pm, Contest is open to all amateur entertainers’ ages: 14-29, Must be resident of a Southern Maryland County(Anne Arundel Co., Calvert Co., Charles Co., Prince Georges Co. or St. Mary’s Co.) For more information: http://calvertcountyfair.com/fair-schedule/calvert-fair-idol/

September 19th Events
The Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron will present the Maryland Safe Boating Course on 19, 20, and 26 September in Lexington Park, 21541 Great Mills Road. If you operate a boat in Maryland waters, and were born after 1 July, 1972 you must have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education, and this course will help you meet the requirement. The interactive class will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 each night, with the exam given and certificates issued on the 19th. The course fee is $25 for the first family member and $10 for each additional member, and is open to all ages. For more information call 301-904-7265
 
Calvert County Fair Idol Contest - 1st Place: $1,000.00 2nd Place : $500.00 3rd Place  $300.00. Entry is free! Auditions September 18th & 19th, Calvert County Fairgrounds Barstow, MD, Entry form accepted up until September 19th at Walk-up Registration Starts @ 6 pm each night, Audition Time: 7 pm, Contest is open to all amateur entertainers’ ages: 14-29, Must be resident of a Southern Maryland County(Anne Arundel Co., Calvert Co., Charles Co., Prince Georges Co. or St. Mary’s Co.) For more information: http://calvertcountyfair.com/fair-schedule/calvert-fair-idol/
September 21st Event
A 50th reunion is being planned for the 1969 Class of La Plata High School.  Plans have been made for a 2-day event on Saturday; September 21, 2019 and Sunday; September 22, 2019 weekend. An evening affair (semi formal) will be held at the American Legion in LaPlata, MD on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A family cookout will be held the following day at the F.O.P. Lodge 24,Rosewick Rd, LaPlata, MD on the Sunday, September 22, 2019. Contact Charles Wilkerson - Chaspee@aol.com about face book's 1969 classmates for him to accept you as a friend. He will place you in contact with other LPHS classmates. If anyone would like to help with the arrangement's we would greatly appreciate it. LPHS1969@gmail.com or you can follow us on Facebook at 69 Place https://www.facebook.com/groups/843036175797046/
 
Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/
 
September 22nd Events

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 22 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Southern Maryland! The Walk will take place at Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.  Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/SouthernMaryland. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.Can’t join us on September 22? Find a Walk near you at alz.org/walk. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! ?For more information, c ontact ?  ?L? aKeysha Boyd-Moore  ?at  240.518.8496  or  lmoore1@alz.org 

 

A 50th reunion is being planned for the 1969 Class of La Plata High School.  Plans have been made for a 2-day event on Saturday; September 21, 2019 and Sunday; September 22, 2019 weekend. An evening affair (semi formal) will be held at the American Legion in LaPlata, MD on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A family cookout will be held the following day at the F.O.P. Lodge 24,Rosewick Rd, LaPlata, MD on the Sunday, September 22, 2019. Contact Charles Wilkerson - Chaspee@aol.com about face book's 1969 classmates for him to accept you as a friend. He will place you in contact with other LPHS classmates. If anyone would like to help with the arrangement's we would greatly appreciate it. LPHS1969@gmail.com or you can follow us on Facebook at 69 Place https://www.facebook.com/groups/843036175797046/
 
October 7th Events

On October 7, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, the pro-life Life Chain will be held in La Plata.  They will meet at Sacred Heart Church parking lot on St. Mary's Ave.  The La Plata chain (in its 5th year) is part of the annual National Life Chain movement. For more information, please contact Jennifer Crispell at laplatalifechain@gmail.com.

October 8th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

October 20th Events

The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting our annual indoor Fall Vendor and Craft Event on October 20th from 11-2 ! Bring your family to browse and shop the area’s most popular vendors and crafters with their unique items and find lots of treasures for the gift-gifting season in one place! Shop, stay for lunch, take a station tour, have fun, all while supporting your local volunteer rescue squad! Vendor list pending. Interested Crafters and Vendors need to download and send in their completed the registration form and fee to P.O. Box 902, Lexington Park, MD 20653. For more details or to register please check us out our website: www.lpvrs.org or email: associatevp@lpvrs.org 

 

Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay and take part in the annual U.S. Oyster Festival featuring the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday and Sunday October 20th and 21st at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Known for its exquisite range of seafood and exhibition of cultural activities surrounding oysters & the waterman's way of life in St. Mary's County, this annual festival also includes live music, local foods, arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and general family fun. Sponsored by the Rotary of Lexington Park, the National Shucking Championship includes competitors from all over the United States competing for the title of U.S. Oyster Shucking Champion. The U.S. winner then goes on to compete in Galway, Ireland for the World Shucking Championship. Admission at the door. 100% of the profits go to help local and Rotary assistance programs. 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am - 6pm Sunday. Brought to you by the Rotary of Lexington Park MD
 

 

 

October 27th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 , Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Craft and Vendor Fair, October 27th, Saturday – Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Reserve a space $25.00 (by 20th October) or mark your calendars to attend; For more information: Call Darlene at 240-434-1095 After 4:00 p.m  

 

Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/

November 3rd Events
Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association (LA FRA) Unit 93 in Lexington Park will hold their 5th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday November 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the Branch home; 21707 Three Notch Road (235), ¼ mile south of the Great Mills Road intersection.  Proceeds from this event will go toward several programs at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home that the Unit does every year. Vendor applications will be available starting July 01 at the Branch home between 1pm and 7pm on the Unit bulletin board or by email; fralafra93@md.metrocast.net. Questions? Please call or text 301-481-9655
 
November 10th Events

On November 10th the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have their Holiday Extravaganza-9:00 am - 3:00 pm, North Beach VFD, 8536 Bayside Road. Contact Mandi Harrison for information at 410-257-3391.

November 12th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
Free Summer 2018 Lunch Program. The St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Judy Center and Food and Nutrition Services in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Public Library will be offering a FREE summer lunch program for children up to age 18 for 11 weeks this summer. Meals are FREE for children up to age 18. For more information please contact the Judy Center at 301-863-4068. Lunch and Learn, Monday –Thursday July 9th – August 16th at Lexington Park Elementary 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Greenview Knolls Elementary 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m and G.W. Carver Elementary 12:00 p.m.-1:30p.m. Lunch only at this sites. Adult meals may be purchased for $3.75 Lunch at the Library at the Lexington Park Library from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Monday –Friday, June 18th – July 6th and August 20th – August 31st. Fridays Only July 13th — August 17th. "This institution is an equal opportunity provider." 
 
Girl Scouts is offering several week-long day camps in Southern Maryland for girls in grades kindergarten to 5th grade. Girls who are not already in Girl Scouts can attend for just $45 for the week! For information, please call 301-861-5861.
 
The volunteers at Feral Cat Rescue hope that you have heard the good news that St Mary’s County will be getting our own animal  shelter.  You can help make the shelter a lower kill shelter by taking responsibility for the community cats in your neighborhood. You can borrow a trap to do Trap, Neuter Return. Feral Cat Rescue has spay/neuter grants for feral and stray community cats.  Please email us at info@feralcatrescuemd.org for information.  Please help stop the euthanization of so many cats at Tri County Shelter by trapping cats and getting them spayed or neutered. Please contact us for help.
 
Do you, or someone you know, need help paying heating and energy bills? Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action’s Office of Home Energy Programs may be able to help. Energy Assistance is available to all Maryland residents who meet the eligibility requirements. To meet the eligibility requirements, you must be a Maryland resident, responsible for paying energy costs; meet the income qualifications; and submit an application with all required documents. Energy Benefit Programs are the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP), Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), and Arrearage Retirement Assistance. Applications are accepted Monday – Thursday, 9am to 3pm, at our office located at 8371 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, Maryland. For more information, please call 301-274-4474 Extension 200.
 
There will be bingo every Friday Night at the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 6 pm and Early Birds start at 7 pm. Jackpot at $5,000. 
 
Do you know someone who has committed a crime in Charles County? Do you want to report them but remain anonymous? You can do that by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest of the suspect, you are eligible for a cash reward.  You never have to give your name and you are assigned a code number when you call. Help make a difference and turn criminals in! Charles County Crime Solvers is a non-profit overseen by a board of directors comprised of community and business members who volunteer their time to raise reward monies and promote awareness of the program. To learn more, visit www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.
 
CASA of Southern Maryland will hold information sessions for interested volunteers to learn about the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties Southern Maryland to providing support to abused and neglected children in foster care, and to be their voice within the Social Services and Court Systems. Not only does a CASA have the opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with a child, but they will also get to know the child’s case and offer valuable input to the court for the best interest of the child. “Advocates don’t need any previous experience or training to volunteer. Our volunteers participate in a 32 hour training program that is a combination of online and classroom learning that will prepare them to carry out their duties as CASA.”, says Tonya Kennerly, CASA of Southern Maryland Program Manager. Interested? Stop by an information session in your county to learn more about the CASA program, how to get involved, and even participate in on-the-spot interviews. Contact Jodie Taylor at jtaylor@center-for-children.org or 410-535-3047 for more information. Calvert County-January 9, 2018 from 5-7:30 Calvert County Central Library-Prince Frederick 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick, MD 20678 St. Mary’s County-January 16, 2018 from 5-7:30 Leonardtown Library 23250 Hollywood Rd Leonardtown MD 20650 Charles County-January 23, 2018 from 5-7:30 Waldorf West Library 10405 O’Donnell Pl Waldorf, MD 20603
 
Do you live in the Tri-County Area of Southern Maryland? If Yes!! Then this message is for you. The Charles County Department of Social Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services and St Mary’s County Department of Social Services are looking for individuals like you to become foster parents to children in the tri-county area. Foster parents offer temporary/short-term care and supportive services to children who are unable to live at home due to abusive and/or neglectful situations. Each Local Department of Social Service (DSS) depends on foster parents to carry out the day-to-day parenting for these children by opening their homes and providing emotional wellness and enrichment activities until they can either return safely to their own homes or until the children are adopted. Each local Department of Social Service will provide the training and resources you need to be a successful foster parent.  For more information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the Tri-County Recruiter at 301-392-6727 or via email at cclarke@maryland.gov.
Remember, we are counting on you Southern Maryland to help the children in your county.
 
 

 

 

 

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