A project to benefit for the For the Love of a Veteran, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization based in Hanover, PA that sends monthly care packages to all deployed military. Drop boxes have been placed in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. The drop box locations are: Prince Frederick Kennels, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick, Recruiting Sub Station, Black Belt Academy in Prince Frederick, Calvert Library Prince Frederick, the three Calvert County Senior Centers (Prince Frederick, North Beach and Lusby) and Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy in Leonardtown. New items that can be donated are T-shirts, socks, long johns, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, wash cloths, towels, deodorant, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, Q-Tips, razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene items, female body spray, nail clippers, hair brushes/combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, jerky, cookies, crackers, candy, gum, trail mix, nuts, microwave cups, oatmeal cups, fruit, pudding cups, tuna/chicken pouches, Cup O Noodles, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, flavor packets for water, single serve peanut butter/Nutella, microwave popcorn, playing cars, Word Find/crossword books, black greeting cards, note pads and Ziploc bags (all sizes). Drop boxes will remain in place until April 26.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Class of 2020 at Chopticon High School is having a t-shirt fundraiser in response to the events that happened at Great Mills High School. To donate or buy a shirt visit https://www.customink.com/fundraising/great-mills. Fundraiser ends April 30th.
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.
The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the “Dinosaurs of Maryland” exhibit on Friday, April 6. The exhibit showcases the diversity and history of Maryland fossils from the age of dinosaurs and will be on display on the Mezzanine level through December 31st, 2018. While many are familiar with Miocene epoch shark teeth from Calvert Cliffs, less well known is the fact that the state of Maryland also preserves fossils from the age of dinosaurs. Fossils from the Early Cretaceous period are very rare east of the Mississippi River and there are only a handful of fossiliferous Mesozoic sites in the Eastern United States. Maryland features some of the most productive fossil sites, including the Dinosaur Park site in Muirkirk. The sediments in Dinosaur Park are approximately 110 million years old (from the Potomac Formation). At that time, Maryland was predominately a delta ecosystem, similar to modern Louisiana. The fossil plants consisted of ferns, cycads, conifers, and primitive broadleaf trees similar to sycamores and magnolias. Pine cones are some of the most common fossils from the Arundel Clay and are from a relative of the sequoia.
Southern Maryland Sierra Club is sponsoring a young person ages 14-18, to attend Sierra Club's Summer Program, or Sprog. Sprog is a week long leadership training in environmental and community organization, to be held in four locations accross the country. Students are encouraged to apply by responding to three essay questions. The person selected will have tution, room and board covered by the local Sierra Club group. For more information, please visit the Southern Maryland Sierra Club's facebook events page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by April 22, 2018.
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.
The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s association is currently holding a fundraiser and raffling off a fishing trip. 20.00 a ticket the winner an 9 friends go fishing out of Solomon’s Island. If the winner does not want to go fishing they will receive cash value of trip drawing March 31. You go fishing April 28th. Please contact JW King for tickets at 240-427-7593 or Jking2408@gmail.com
The annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2018. 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. Purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. An “On Watch” application is available at the online to www.co.cal.md.us/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565. The “On Watch” Memorial Statue is an 8-foot-tall bronze statue unveiled in 2007 by Maryland artist Antonio Tobias Mendez. The statue commemorates the people and work at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base, the nation’s first, during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, around 68,000 sailors, marines, coast guardsmen and soldiers trained to make beach landings; these forces had major roles at landings in Guadalcanal, North Africa, Sicily, Normandy and the Pacific Solomons Islands.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, we are counting on you Southern Maryland to help the children in your county.