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July 21st Events

On Friday July 21st it's KARAOKE AT THE LEGION from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  For more information visit our website at star nine eight three dot com and click on events. 

July 22nd Events
There will be a Dog Tracking Seminar at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds on Saturday July 22nd. Teach your dog how to track! This seminar will be held in the fields. Please plan to bring appropriate clothing (including footwear). Lectures will be held in an unheated/Cooled building. Working dogs will need to have a non-restrictive body harness also please bring a 6' leash and a flat buckle collar or choke chain for your dog. If you are in the working dog group you will also need 2 scent articles of leather or fabric which will have your scent on them. Place the scent articles next to your skin prior to arriving at the seminar. You will also need lots and lots of small treats for the dog, something soft that the dog can easily eat quickly.For more information visit our website at star nine eight three dot com and click on events. For more information call Robert DeLuca at 301-448-6134.
 
 
The Pax River Quilters Guild is sponsoring a trip to the "Quilt Odyssey" 
quilt show in Hersey, PA, on Saturday, July 22, 2017.  $55.00 per person 
includes bus fare, show admission and driver tip. Contact Kimberly Jones 
for registration form kimbirdyjones@me.com. Make checks payable to PRQG. 
Bring a friend! Payment is required at registration. The coach bus will 
leave the Wildewood Shopping Center promptly at 7:00 am. You may bring 
food with you. Meals not included. The bus departs from the show at 4:00 
am. Bus will return to Wildewood approximately 7:00pm. Check out our 
Facebook group page for details.
 
 
The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a “Christmas in July Yard Sale” on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Rescue Squad Annex Building, 21508 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD.  Looking for Christmas items, here is the sale not to miss.  There will be trees, lights, decorations, tree skirts, cookie tins, glassware, dishes, outdoor decorations.  Other non-seasonal items will also be available.  Inside table rental is $20.00 each, and outside table rental is $15.00 each.  For more information and table rental, please call Trisha at 301-769-3214. 
 
The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department will be having a their 3rd Annual All You Can Eat Crab and Shrimp Feast on Saturday July 22nd from 1-4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased onlilne, from PFVFD members or at the firehouse. Tickets $45 (purchased by July 17th). To purchase your tickets online, visit ticket-sales.yapsody.com. For additional information call (410)535-9875 or visit www.pfvfd.org
July 23rd Events

It's Community Summerfest 2017 and it's taking place Sunday July 23rd from 12:30 until 3 p.m.! This is a benefit to help the homeless population in Southern Maryland. It all takes place at 30080 Henry Lane in Charlotte Hall, MD. There will be a moonbounce for the kids, food, skateboarding demo and more. This event is free. There will be a Food Drive for five shelters in southern Maryland; Lifestyles, the Mission, Three Oaks, Project Echo and Safe Harbor so bring your non parishable food items. There will also be BBQ for purchase, a bake sale, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and more. Don't miss this great event to help your community. 

July 27th Events

The Newtowne Players present Once Upon a Mattress,  a hilarious and entertaining musical retelling of "The Princess and the Pea."  The show runs July 7-30, 2016, and performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. General admission is $18.00, $15 for seniors, students, or military, and children's tickets are $13. All Thursday tickets are $13. Visit www.newtowneplayers.org for more information.

 

The Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake Region will be hosting two Open Houses to share information about getting involved with the Red Cross and helping our community. You can make a difference by volunteering with the American Red Cross. We’ll find the position that appeals to you and allows you to use your skills and talents. The American Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
 St. Mary’s County Event
Who:                             American Red Cross of Southern Maryland
What:                            Open House Informational Meeting
When:                            Thursday, July 27th at 6:00 PM
Location:                        St. Mary’s Red Cross Office
                                     21800 N Shangri-La Drive
                                     Lexington Park, MD 20653
                                     Refreshments will be provided  
For more information, please email Gloria.Coliton@RedCross.org or call 410.627.5369
July 28th Events

The St. Mary's County National Lawn Mower Races will take place on July 28th and 29th at Bowels Farm in Clements. All the proceeds will benefit the 7th District Optimists and the 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad. Plus the British Lawn Mower Racing Association will be joining in on the fun this year, so more racing action to watch. For more information call 301-475-2139 or visit www.bowlesfarms.com. This is a family friendly event with moon bounce, kiddy tractor full, farm equipment display and more. Gates open Friday, July 28th at 5 p.m. and Saturday July 29th at 2 p.m. Admission Cost is $10 and children 8 and under are free.

July 29th Events

The St. Mary's County National Lawn Mower Races will take place on July 28th and 29th at Bowels Farm in Clements. All the proceeds will benefit the 7th District Optimists and the 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad. Plus the British Lawn Mower Racing Association will be joining in on the fun this year, so more racing action to watch. For more information call 301-475-2139 or visit www.bowlesfarms.com. This is a family friendly event with moon bounce, kiddy tractor full, farm equipment display and more. Gates open Friday, July 28th at 5 p.m. and Saturday July 29th at 2 p.m. Admission Cost is $10 and children 8 and under are free.

 

Help the folks at Calvert Nature Center with weeding and planting in the Cedar Swamp garden on July 29th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! They'll have garden tools and kneeling mats, make sure to wear comfortable clothing and a hat. Please RSVP here: https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001upXHQAY

July 30th Events
Insectival: Insect Festival – Sunday, July 30; Noon-4pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland
Buzz on in as we celebrate and investigate insects through games, art activities, bug hunts and show and tell experiences!  Indoor and outdoor fun with lots of hands-on activities! Admission is free for members; $4 for adults; FREE for children 4 & under.  For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org, call (410) 326-4640, or email info@annmariegarden.org.    
July 31st Event
National Mutt Day (Monday, July 31)
The Tri County Animal Shelter is reducing adoption fees on all marvelous mutts to $100 on this special day from noon to 5 p.m. Find an amazing mutt to add to your family. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ES/AnimalShelter/Tri-County-Animal-Shelter or www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html to find your “purrfect” pet. Follow the Tri-County Animal Shelter on Facebook for adoptable pets, pet tips, and more at www.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalShelterSoMD/. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
Registration for Children's Aid, Inc's Operation Backpack Program opens July 10, 2017. Calvert County families in need of new backpacks and school supplies for their children can register online at www.TheChildrensAid.org.  Participation in this year’s Operation Backpack Program is limited to the first 200 registrants. Approved families will receive an appointment time to pick-up their backpack(s) on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Prince Frederick. 
August 1st Events
The Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake Region will be hosting two Open Houses to share information about getting involved with the Red Cross and helping our community. You can make a difference by volunteering with the American Red Cross. We’ll find the position that appeals to you and allows you to use your skills and talents. The American Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
 
Who:                             American Red Cross of Southern Maryland
What:                            Open House Informational Meeting
When:                           Tuesday August 1st at 6:00 PM
Location:                       Waldorf West Branch Library (Room A)
                                     10405 O’Donnell Pl
                                     Waldorf MD 20603
                                     Refreshments will be provided
For more information, please email Gloria.Coliton@RedCross.org or call 410.627.5369
August 2nd Events
The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia is offering a host of FREE events throughout the Summer of 2017.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. MCHF Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Band's The Sea Chanters. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -- 7:00pm-8:30pm
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is once again hosting a Summer Concert Series at the Museum. For more information visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com  
August 4th Events

The 12th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival will take place at the North Beach Boys and Girls Club located on Dayton Ave. in North Beach for two consecutive weekends starting Friday August 4th through August 13th. Tickets or additional information is available at www.twinbeachplayers.org.

August 5th Events
The Southern Maryland Velocity Fast Pitch Softball organization will be holding open tryouts for the 2017-18 season for age groups 10,12,14,16,18U. We are also looking for Managers and Coaches for all age groups. Tryouts are Saturday, Aug. 5th, 12th & 19th (if needed) and the rain dates are Sunday, Aug. 6th,13th & 20th respectively and located at 5th District Park, 37880 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Tryout times are: 10U, 10am-11am, 12U 11:30am-12:30pm, 14U 1pm-2:30pm, 16/18U 3pm-4:30pm.  
Players should arrive 15-20 min. early to register, stretch and warm up before tryouts begin. Private tryouts are available upon request.
Interested coaches should fill out the Manager application form and interested players should fill out the tryout registration form - both are found on our welcome page or under online forms. For more information you can visit our web site at www.smdvelocity.org or email smdvelocity@aol.com. There will also be a free general skills clinic, Sat. Aug. 12th from 9-10am. Clinic particpants will need to fill out a registration form on the welcome page of our web site.
 
Do not miss “Hamilton:  A Sing-along” on Saturday, August 5, 1-5 pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  Many Hamilfans sing to themselves in their cars and showers; now is the time to sing together!  Have some Hamilton clothes?  Wear them!  Feel free to get up and dance if the mood hits.  “Blow Us All Away.”  You will want to be in “The Room Where It Happens.”   Everyone is encouraged to bring their own snacks.  Some mature lyrics.  “Wait for It.” The Broadway hit was inspired by Ron Chernow’s book, Alexander Hamilton.  That book will be discussed on Tuesday, August 15, 7 pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. It is available in several formats: book, Book on CD, Overdrive downloadable ebook and eaudio.  Reserve one soon! For more information, contact Joan Kilmon, 410-257-2411.
 
The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club located in Chesapeake Beach will be having their 25th Anniversary party at the Prince Frederick Fire house on Saturday August 5th. This event is open to the public. The Nam Knights of America support military veterans, law enforcement and their families. There will be live music, drinks, food and more. For more information go to www.namknights-md.org
 
Battle of the Books will take place at the Waldorf West Library on August 5th at 2:00 p.m. Join us for rounds of questions, trivia night-style. We'll test your knowledge of characters, plots, locales and themes from the titles: "Mortal Engines" by Phillip Reeve, "Angelfall" by Susan Ee, "Tales from Outer Suburbia" by Sean Tan, "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer, "The Vanishing Game" by Kate Kae Myers and "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore. The winning team receives gift cards (up to 4 people per team). This event is for ages 12 to 18. 
August 8th Events
Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar on Understanding Advance Directives on August 8, 2017 from 12 – 1:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Presenter Rosemary Keffler, Esq. from Delaney & Keffler, LLC, will present information on the importance of making decisions about personal preferences regarding medical treatment and care. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892.   
 
August 10th Events
Are you between the ages of six and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  There will be free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 9:30 a.m. - noon on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Thursday, Aug. 24. This is a great opportunity for children to learn the basics of fishing and have fun.  Prior fishing experience is not needed. Bait and tackle will be provided.  Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. To register, visit https://webtrac.charlescounty.org. For additional information, call the Gilbert Run Park office at 301-932-1083. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
August 11th Events

On August 11, 2017, The Promise Resource Center will host a drive-in movie event at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Enjoy pre-movie music, concessions, crafts and activities and the hit movie Trolls shown on a 40’ screen, complete with AM/FM radio transmitters for an authentic drive-in experience. Funds raised will benefit The Promise Resource Center, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening families in southern Maryland. Tickets are $8 per person and are on sale now. For more information and to buy your tickets please visit thepromisecenter.org/drivein or call The Promise Resource Center at (301)-290-0040. 

 

FRIDAYAUGUST 11– 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

August 12th Events

The 6th Annual Everything Sale to Benefit the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad will take placwe on Saturday August 12th at the Leonardtown Rescue Squad Bldg. Time: 7am-2pm. Refreshment and Baked Goods available for purchase. If you would like to donate something or rent a table for $10 please call 240-298-5444.

 

The 15th Annual Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home $1000 Poker Run Sponsored by the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, Southern Maryland will take place August 12th. Start time/ sign up 11:00am. Last bike out 12:15pm. End Time 6 pm. Last bike in 4pm. $20 donation per person. Food served at last stop, while it lasts. Beverages available at cash bar. Door Prizes. Live Music- Hat Trick for more info go to : www.usmvmcmd3.org Southern Maryland chapter.

 

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia is offering a host of FREE events throughout the Summer of 2017.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. Family Day – Girls Make History. Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Spend the afternoon with Felicity, Molly, Addie and all their friends while you take a journey through Marine Corps history from 1775 to today.   Games, hands-on activities, special guests, crafts and more! For more information visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com  

 

The Southern Maryland Velocity Fast Pitch Softball organization will be holding open tryouts for the 2017-18 season for age groups 10,12,14,16,18U. We are also looking for Managers and Coaches for all age groups. Tryouts are Saturday, Aug. 5th, 12th & 19th (if needed) and the rain dates are Sunday, Aug. 6th,13th & 20th respectively and located at 5th District Park, 37880 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Tryout times are: 10U, 10am-11am, 12U 11:30am-12:30pm, 14U 1pm-2:30pm, 16/18U 3pm-4:30pm.  
Players should arrive 15-20 min. early to register, stretch and warm up before tryouts begin. Private tryouts are available upon request.
Interested coaches should fill out the Manager application form and interested players should fill out the tryout registration form - both are found on our welcome page or under online forms. For more information you can visit our web site at www.smdvelocity.org or email smdvelocity@aol.com. There will also be a free general skills clinic, Sat. Aug. 12th from 9-10am.  Clinic particpants will need to fill out a registration form on the welcome page of our web site.
 
SATURDAY AUGUST 12 - COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance in the upper level Ballroom at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance, teachers will be available to give free instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing to the tunes of the Southern Winds Band. from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30. The modest price of $15.00 per person includes fountain soft drinks or draft beer, pretzels, and chips.  Public Welcome.   For information call 410-257-9878. Reservations: Lbloyer@verizon.net www.ALpost206.org
August 13th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, August 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Cost for adults is $9.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, Sausage Gray, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Hot Biscuits, Assorted Juices, Milk and Coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999

 

The 12th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival will take place at the North Beach Boys and Girls Club located on Dayton Ave. in North Beach for two consecutive weekends starting Friday August 4th through August 13th. Tickets or additional information is available at www.twinbeachplayers.org.

August 14th Events

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, August 14, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sam’s Club parking lot, 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=4802&opidh=7B96B4C1EB01C05F42F3B9B224A64D26&idt=42926.3596296 Give the gift of life!

August 16th Events

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia is offering a host of FREE events throughout the Summer of 2017.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free.  MCHF Summer Concert Series featuring the U.S. Navy Band Commodores. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 --7:00pm-8:30pm. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is once again hosting a Summer Concert Series at the Museum. Join us for a summer evening of great music by the U.S. Navy Band Commodores. Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. The concert will be performed outside on the Museum's Entry Plaza.  Free Concert. For more information visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com  

August 18th Events

Friday August 18th is Karaoke at the American Legion in Chesapeake Beach. 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

 

Blood Drive:  The Leonardtown Lions Club, in coordination with the American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive on Friday, August 18th, from 08:30am to 2:00pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located at 44078 St Andrews Church Road, California, MD.  To make a reservation call 1-(800) RED CROSS.  Give the gift of life!

 

The Calvert Marine museum will be having a What Floats Your Boat? Day Camp on Friday, August 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m for Children entering grades 1 – 3. Kids will enjoy a nautical day at the Calvert Marine Museum. Be the captain of your own toy boat! We will splash, dash, and craft our way through a creative day of outdoor water play. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Fee: $15 members/$20 nonmembers. Register online at http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/442/Day-Camps.
August 19th Events
The Southern Maryland Velocity Fast Pitch Softball organization will be holding open tryouts for the 2017-18 season for age groups 10,12,14,16,18U. We are also looking for Managers and Coaches for all age groups. Tryouts are Saturday, Aug. 5th, 12th & 19th (if needed) and the rain dates are Sunday, Aug. 6th,13th & 20th respectively and located at 5th District Park, 37880 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Tryout times are: 10U, 10am-11am, 12U 11:30am-12:30pm, 14U 1pm-2:30pm, 16/18U 3pm-4:30pm.  
Players should arrive 15-20 min. early to register, stretch and warm up before tryouts begin. Private tryouts are available upon request.
Interested coaches should fill out the Manager application form and interested players should fill out the tryout registration form - both are found on our welcome page or under online forms. For more information you can visit our web site at www.smdvelocity.org or email smdvelocity@aol.com. There will also be a free general skills clinic, Sat. Aug. 12th from 9-10am.  Clinic particpants will need to fill out a registration form on the welcome page of our web site.
 
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad will be having our next Screen on the Green featuring TROLLS on Saturday August 19.  Doors open at 7PM and the movie will start about 8:15.  Admission is free.  Concessions available.  Bring your chairs and blankets.
August 24th Events
Are you between the ages of six and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  There will be free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 9:30 a.m. - noon on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Thursday, Aug. 24. This is a great opportunity for children to learn the basics of fishing and have fun.  Prior fishing experience is not needed. Bait and tackle will be provided.  Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. To register, visit https://webtrac.charlescounty.org. For additional information, call the Gilbert Run Park office at 301-932-1083. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
August 25th Events

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia is offering a host of FREE events throughout the Summer of 2017.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. MCHF Summer Concert Series featuring the Quantico Marine Corps Band. Friday, August 25, 2017 --7:00pm-8:30pm. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is once again hosting a Summer Concert Series at the Museum.  Join us for a summer evening of music by the Quantico Marine Corps Band. For more information visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com  

August 26th Events

The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Yard Sale on Saturday, August 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; $10.00 a space. For more information contact is Kelly @ 240-299-5261. 

 

Thomas Stone High School's Class of 1977 is celebrating its 40th reunion on Saturday, August 26th at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center at 6:30 p.m.  All alumni are encouraged to email tshsclass77@gmail.com for further information.

 

The 3rd Annual Hunter Bash sponsored by the Calvert County chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the St. Leonard Volunteer fire Department will take place on Saturday, August 26th at the Fire Deparment. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $50 and includes entry on the day of event, food, beer and main prizes. $25 General Ticket is for main event prizes only. 27 main event prizes include guns, cash and coolers. Winners are drawn every 10 minutes. An additional 20+ guns raffled and drawing in-house on day of the event.

 

The first-ever Southern Maryland Balloon Festival will be held Saturday, August 26th at Spider Hall Farm in Prince Frederick.  Festivities begin at 1pm and end that evening with fireworks and a balloon glow.  Proceeds will support United Way of Calvert County’s Community Impact & Basic Needs Grants.  For more information, visit unitedwaycalvert.org/somdballoonfest.

 

The Calvert Marine Museum will have a Public Sail on the Dee of St. Mary's on Saturday, August 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail on board the Dee and experience the Patuxent River like never before! The boat leaves from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please.  Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register. 

September 9th Events

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia is offering a host of FREE events throughout the Summer of 2017.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. Family Day – Robotics. Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Explore the world of robotics!   Discover how Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) robots function and try your hand at operating one. Talk to Marine Corps robotics experts. Crafts and hands-on activities will be available. For more information visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com  

 

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding The Village 5K Run/Walk on Saturday September 9th. Check in is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. Bring the whole family to show support and join in the fun as you enjoy the outdoors on the Three Notch Trail. Pre-registration is $30 and after August 1st through race day is $35. For more information and to register visit www.mvfd.com/5k

September 16th Events
The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia is offering a host of FREE events throughout the Summer of 2017.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. "Dog Days of Summer" Event. Saturday, September 16, 2017 -- 10:00am-2:00pm. NMMC's annual event celebrating the Dog Days of Summer! Bring the kids, there will be crafts, a puppet show and an animal scavenger hunt! Inside the Museum, there will be a Bulldog "Kissing Booth" and birds of prey on display from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. Outside, on the grounds of the Museum, visitors will have a chance to see working dogs in action!  Dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com
September 23rd Events

There will be a toy run fundraiser sponsored by the Red Knights Motorcycle Club Maryland 4 on Saturday September 23rd at 10a.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park. The funds raised and toys collected will go to foster children in Calvert and St. Mary's County for Christmas. The Red Knights Mortorcycle Club Maryland 4 is a non-profit motorcycle club comprised of firefighters and their families. We promote motorcycle safety and enjoy the brotherhood of the fire department but we also give back to the community. For more information contact rkmcmd4@yahoo.com.

October 7th Events

The 1977 Bladensburg Mustangs 40 Yr. Class Reunion will take place Oct 7th in Chesapeake Beach. Please check out our website and Facebook page for more details at 1977BHSmustangs.com and on Facebook at BHS Class of 1977 40th Reunion.

 

Don't miss the huge Block Party to promote Family Health and Safety on Saturday, Ocober 7th from 10 am - 2 pm at Bejamin Stoddert Middle School in Waldorf. This event is free. By participating in the event you will be eligible for great raffle prizes. In addition to the classes, there will be information provided on prescription and narcotic drug awareness, and various resources for healthy living. There will be plenty of activities for children too! Car Seat Safety Check from 10AM – 2PM. Flu Clinic 10 AM – 2 PM Ages: 6mos and above. Flu shots provided based on availability. Department of Social Services Health & Benefit Enrollment 10AM – 2 PM, and so much for. For more information call 301-932-3305.
Various Events With Ongoing Dates
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites everyone who spends time on or near the Chesapeake Bay to report dolphin sightings with a new online tracking system. Chesapeake DolphinWatch allows users to mark the location of their dolphin sightings on a map of the Chesapeake and its tributaries so scientists can better understand where the dolphins are and where they go. The online tracker is accessible at www.chesapeakedolphinwatch.org.
 
Southern Maryland's premier women's a cappella group is holding auditions for all voice parts for participating in our fall season and Christmas program. Do you sight read? Blend? Like to sing with a group? Contact us for an audition time or with questions: patuxentvoices@gmail.com or www.patuxentvoices.org.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, Port Republic in Calvert County.
 
Maryland 2000 (Saturday, July 1 to Monday, July 31)
During this special month, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for cats and kittens. The shelter has joined with other Maryland shelters with the goal to find homes for 2,000 cats or more. Find a furry friend and save a life!  The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ES/AnimalShelter/Tri-County-Animal-Shelter or www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html to find your “purrfect” pet. Follow the Tri-County Animal Shelter on Facebook for adoptable pets, pet tips, and more at www.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalShelterSoMD/. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach, MD will now be open seven days a week from 11AM to 5PM, June through August. We are pleased to announce that our 2017 schedule will include expanded weekday hours in addition to our existing expanded weekend hours. The regular schedule for all other open times/months will remain the same.  Plan to drop by with family and friends sometime this year to visit the Museum or attend one of our many public free events which are co-sponsored by the Museum and the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.
 
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2017! Touchdowns Against Cancer is important to Chopticon because childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among young Americans. This is our way of helping the 16,000 children and adolescents that will be diagnosed with cancer this year. We are challenging our fans to pledge for every touchdown we score between September 14th - 30th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation:
Please go to : https://pledgeit.org/tac17-chopticon-braves. facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball
twitter: @chopfootball. Email: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com
 
 
It's Bingo Night Every Tuesday at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. Doors Open at 5:30 pm. Early Birds start at 6:30 pm. Great people and Great prizes! Food and Drinks available for purchase. *The Moose Bingo night is ran by volunteers of our community, and all profits go to charity.*
 

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 month through November on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The vaccinations are available for ferrets, cats, dogs and horses. For more information please visit www.smawl.org.

 

The Patuxent Habitat For Humanity Restore in Lexington Park is looking for volunteers. They need cashiers, volunteer to organize, receive and help with customer service. For more information you can visit www.patuxenthabitat.org or email Laurie at Laurie@patuxenthabitat.org. 

 

 

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