December 11th Events

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center will be having a Dinner with Santa on Monday, December 11 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Great event...don't miss it. The kids will love it!

 

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, December 11, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. To make a reservation call 202-476-5437 or sign up on-line at:  http://www.cnmcblooddonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=4843&opidh=6CE1C897377BF16C80E4F518221A300C&idt=43049.4294907 Give the gift of life!

 

Are you ready for the Holidays? Looking for that perfect Christmas Tree? You won’t have to go far. Boy Scout Troop 1814 is selling trees right in LaPlata next to the corner of Rt. 301 and Rt 6/Charles Street. We're Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-8pm. Thursday and Friday nights 4-8pm. Starting Monday 12/11 open every weeknight 4-8pm. We have hard working scouts who are trying to raise their own money for summer camp, training, and other scouting events. Please support Scouting! For information call 443-277-0197.

December 12th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar called Navigating the Holidays on December 12, 2017 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Calvert Hospice Bereavement Staff will focus on providing information about coping with loss during the holiday season, remembering and honoring loved ones, and finding new meaning and healing during the holidays while caring for oneself as well. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

December 13th Events

The Newtowne Players will hold auditions for their production of Neil Simon’s comedy “God’s Favorite” on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. All will be at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

December 15th Events

Barstow Acres Children's Center will have a Winter Holiday Open House Celebration on Friday, December 15th through Sunday December 17th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  A three day fun filled family event. Take a grand tour of our extensively decorated house, participate in our various planned activities, do a little stress free holiday shopping. Each day is different from the others. Visit our web site at www.childrencenter.net for more information or to RSVP when you will be attending.

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 -  KARAOKE AT THE LEGION.  Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org

 

There will be a Dramatic Reading of The Polar Express on Friday, December 15th at 5:30pm and 7:00pm at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach. Bring your family to the Railway Museum to enjoy our Annual Dramatic Reading of The Polar Express by our own Conductor John. Event also includes carols and a free craft. No registration necessary, drop-ins welcome. Identical sessions at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Free and open to the public. This event is made possible by the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum and our generous Friends membership.

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

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will host a number of indoor holiday markets featuring handmade and homemade goods from artisans and craftspeople from across the region. Four markets are scheduled beginning with the November Holiday Maker’s Market on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Three Saturdays in December, the 2nd, 9th and 16th will round out a holiday season of unique shopping opportunities in the relaxed and beautiful setting of Annmarie Garden.

 

Sponsor a Wreath For our Hero's buried at Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America event to be held on Saturday, December 16th. Last year, on 17 December 2016 Wreaths Across America (WAA) delivered 4,200 sponsored wreaths to Cheltenham, in Prince George County.  The markers of over 17,000 of our American Heroes buried there did not receive a Remembrance Wreath.  WAA receives no government funds for what they do. WAA must rely on donations and sponsorships to complete its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. The cost is only $15 per wreath, a small price to honor and remember those who have given us our freedoms.  
Please show your commitment to help and complete the official WAA order form and return by 23 November or sponsor online at
https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=22596&relate=14854 .  Make checks payable to Wreaths Across America TM.  Order form and payment must be mailed to SCHS MCJROTC, C/o Wreaths Across America, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602 by 30 November to guarantee wreath placement.  Please call 301-643-5388 if you have any questions. 
 
Teen Christmas Gift Drive sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, LaPlata, MD for the Christmas Toy Connection provided by the Charles County Children's Aid Society and the Charles County Department of Social Services. Gifts may be dropped off at the Amercian Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, LaPlata, MD after noon each day until December 16th. Suggestions for gifts include: Jewelry, hair accesories, makeup, bath accessories, towles, bath robe, slippers, pj's, purse, wllet, blouses, shirts, sweaters, socks, shirts, jeans, leggings, trousers, shoes, blankets, throws, bassketballs, footballs, soft ball, volley ball, board games, books, fishing poles, electronics, gift cards or anything you feel a teen would enjoy. Why a teen gift drive? During this event, most donations are made with the younger child in mind. Teen donations always fall short of the need. Help us make Christmas special for our local teens. It takes a community to make this program successful.
 
The Newtowne Players will hold auditions for their production of Neil Simon’s comedy “God’s Favorite” on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. All will be at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
 
Get all your holiday shopping done at the Northern Band Boosters' 15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held this Saturday, December 16, at Northern High School in Owings. Shop from over 80 vendors for one of a kind gifts such as handmade jewelry, holiday decorations, natural soaps, T-shirts, sports memorabilia, and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit before returning to the North Pole. Musicians of all ages are invited to perform in a holiday concert in the Mary Harrison auditorium at 1:00 pm. Children are invited to make gifts in Santa’s Workshop. Free admission and free parking. You won't want to miss the Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 16 from 9:00-3:00 at Northern High School in Owings.
 

 

December 17th Events

The 4-H Quarter Auction to benefit the St.Mary's County 4-H Youth Development Program will be held on December 17 at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in the Tolerence Hall Building. Doors open at 12:00 noon and the auction starts at 1:00pm

 

You are invited to an All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 17th from 9am until noon at the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge #2092 located in California, MD. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for kids 5 to 10, and children 4 and under are free.  Kids will also receive a gift from Santa. For more information please call 301-863-7800.

 

The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir will be having their FREE Holiday concert on December 17th in the Auditorium of Patuxent High School, Lusby starting at 5PM. The concert will feature our 4 choirs singing traditional and new music for the season. Special appearances by members of our Youth Orchestra and our Pops band will also be performing.  Join us for a bake sale and raffle and an afternoon of glorious music!

December 22nd Events
FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 -  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
 
December 30th Events
December 31st Events

Ring in the New Year with the Waldorf Moose Dinner and Dance on Sunday, December 31st. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with prime rib or crab cake, baked potato, salad and rolls. Open Bar from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with party favors. Champagne toast at midnight. Danish and juice at 12:30 a.m. Tickets in advance by 12-28-17 are just $50 per person. At the door $60 per person. Must be 21 or older. 4765 Crain Highway in White Plains. Call 301-934-9344. Get your tickets early. 

Janurary 1st Events

Southern Maryland Community Network is hosting our 10th Annual 5K Resolution Race on January 1, 2018.  Single entry fee is $30.00 (kids 9 and under are free).  Awards to top male and female overall, then by age group.  Commemorative shirt while supplies last.  Post-race hot soup; family friendly event.  Proceeds directly benefit our community mental health programs.  Register on active.com or call 410-535-4787 for more information.

January 7th Events

Bluegrass Starts off the New Year at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Sunday January 7th. The show gets started at 2:00 and the doors open at noon. Food available for sale by the Sons of the American Legion.  Tickets are available at the door for $20.00 per person, under the age of 12 admitted free with a paid adult.  Although not required, non-perishable food donations will be collected for the Helping Hands Food Pantry of Southern Maryland.  For more information on the show, please call 301-737-3004 or visit the website at www.americanlegionbluegass.com.

January 11th Events
A Widows Support Group for women who have experienced the loss of a spouse/partner. The six-week class will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4-6 pm, starting January 11th and ending on February 15th. We will meet on the St. Mary’s Hospital grounds in the Education Center (room 1-16). There is no fee for this group, but registration is required. Please call our office at 301-994-3023 to reserve your spot. We can help.
 
January 15th Events

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 14th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. and costs $10 payable at the door. The program will begin at 8 a.m. at no cost, featuring a keynote address by Nandi Crosby-Jordan ’91. Following the program, beginning at 10 a.m. the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.©, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter will host a Day of Service, providing services and activities for students of all ages and adults. The breakfast and program will be held in the J. Frank Raley Great Room, Campus Center (18952 E. Fisher Road). The Day of Service will be held within Cole Cinema, Campus Center. For more information, contact events@smcm.edu or call (240) 895-4310.

January 16th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar called Support for Caregivers on January 16, 2018 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Kim Burton, the Director of Older Adult Programs for the Mental Health Association of Maryland, will discuss risks of stress for caregivers, the emotional, mental, and physical challenges of caregiving, strategies for managing stress, and tips for caregiver self-care. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

January 26th Events

St. Mary's Association of Model United Nations (SMAMUN) is a simulation of the United Nations where students participate by acting as delegates from various countries, non-governmental agencies, as well as other societal agencies. In doing this, students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize sources as they develop an advanced understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. This educational experience prepares students to become informed and active global citizens. This event is open to ALL 5th graders, middle school, and high school aged students in St. Mary's County. The conference is Friday, January 26, 2017 from 4-8pm, and Saturday, January 27 from 9am-3pm. A one-time $5.00 registration fee for the conference will be collected at the door when you arrive for the conference on Friday, January 26th. The registration fee does not cover the cost of food, which students will have the opportunity to purchase during dinner and lunch breaks. To register or find out any more information, please go to sites.google.com/smcps.org/social-studies-smcps/student-activities/model-united-nations (Go to SMCPS website, click on "Academics", scroll down to "Social Studies", click "Student Opportunities", and click "Model United Nations" If you have any questions, email stmarysmunoc@gmail.com.

February 23rd Events

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuseannounces that the"Comedy Invasion” for Project Graduation will return on Friday, February 23rd at the Huntingtown High School Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Project Graduation, an all-night alcohol-free and drug-free celebration for graduating seniors from the County's four public high schools. "Comedy Invasion” tickets make the perfect holiday gift and currently can be purchased by cash, check, or money order from the CAASA Office located in the Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street, Suite 104, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Beginning January 2, 2018. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door the night of the performance. Tickets for CAASA members and students ages 13-18 years of age are $25.

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
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
 
Are you ready for the Holidays? Looking for that perfect Christmas Tree? You won’t have to go far. Boy Scout Troop 1814 is selling trees right in LaPlata next to the corner of Rt. 301 and Rt 6/Charles Street. We're Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-8pm. Thursday and Friday nights 4-8pm. Starting Monday 12/11 open every weeknight 4-8pm. We have hard working scouts who are trying to raise their own money for summer camp, training, and other scouting events. Please support Scouting! For information call 443-277-0197.
 
Learn the discipline of youth wrestling and compete in league sponsored events with the Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling League,  with Clubs in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties are now accepting registrants.  Visit www.somdjuniorwrestlingleague.org for more information about our league or to find a club in you area.  Practices begin on November 15th and league competitions begin in January 2018 and continue through March.  Email your questions to info@somdjuniorwrestlingleague.org.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernMarylandJuniorWrestlingLeague/    
 
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.
 
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
 
 

 

 

 

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