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The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission has released the 2019 edition of the Farm Holiday Guide, a free booklet featuring Southern Maryland farm products and events available during the holidays. The Holiday Farm Guide connects consumers with Southern Maryland farms of all types as well as dairies, wineries, distilleries, breweries and also seafood producers that are open for business during the holiday season and throughout the winter months. This year's guide showcases over 80 farms and agriculture-related businesses in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties. Extensive listings offer an array of home-grown options for festive decorating, entertaining and gift giving. Find local 'choose and cut' Christmas trees and fresh-cut holiday greenery, quality meats and poultry, award-winning wines, beer, whisky and rum, freshly harvested oysters and seafood, farm-made cheese, produce, jams and pickles, plus unique handmade gifts and woven accessories. Look for special sections in the guide that highlight resources and tips for buying firewood, where to order locally raised turkeys, and find farm-hosted tours, tastings, holiday-themed events and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  The "Holiday Farm Guide" is available now to view or download on the "Get Our Guides" page at SMADC.com. Starting early November, free printed guide booklets will be available in limited quantities at participating farms and businesses, and Southern Maryland public libraries and regional visitor/welcome centers. For more information, and to find a printed guide, visit "News & Events" on the SMADC website.

 

The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be holding a Queen of Hearts LVRSA Fundraiser every thursday at 21540 Joe Hazel Road in Leonardtown.  Please join us to take a chance to pick a card and find the Queen of Hearts to win.  Each Thursday there will be a chance to win until she’s found. Thank you for your support to the LVRSA. Time: 4pm-6:45pm, drawing is at 7pm

 

Weekly Bingo every MONDAY night at The American Legion Post #274 in Lusby. Doors open at 6PM and bingo games start around 7:00 PM. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME! The kitchen will be open and great food will be available for purchase courtesy of the Legion Auxiliary.  

 

Apply ASAP for home repair help for the 2020 Christmas in April. April 25, 2020 will be the 30th year for our one day restoration and renovation blitz. The volunteer organization rehabilitates the houses of low  income, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners. Applications may be picked up local libraries and senior centers. Also, on our web site www.christmasinaprilsmc.org. For more information call 301-884-2905.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention Chopticon High School Class of 1970, planning is underway for the fifty (50) year class reunion to be held 06 June 2020 at the Old Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD.   Request you provide your email and home address information to the Communication Committee at  princesshouse4u@bellsouth.net, jacobmike1@verizon.net, and roychesley@aol.com.  View the Chopticon High School Class of 1970 Facebook Page for further details.

 

Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer should visit https://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland casa@center-for-children.org or call NaQuita Coates, Training and Recruitment Specialist, at 410-535-3047.

 

If drinking is no longer fun for you and separates you from other people. Go to an A.A. meeting – become part of the universe again. A.A. They’ve been there. Visit www.aa.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

December 9th Events

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Mon., Dec 9 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m at the 2nd District (Valley Lee) Fire Hall.  Call 800-RED-CROSS or go on line to make an appointment.  Walk ins are welcome.

December 10th Events
Join the Southern Maryland Sierra Club and our friends for a Climate Forum. We will have a panel of speakers on issues such as Energy infrastructure, public health impacts, and community transition plans and lots of time for audience participation. Our date/time/location is tentatively December 10 at 6pm at Waldorf West Library Meeting Room C, based on feedback we may need to move to accommodate more guests. Refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend, please RSVP now and you will get updates about the event!
December 11th Events

Santa will be coming to the Lexington Park Library on Dec. 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sponsored by the St. Mary's Optimist Club. There will be activities, games, refreshments, goodie bags, coloring books plus a visit from Santa.

December 12th Events
An exciting new season for the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will begin with our opening concert entitled Winter Melodies Old and New.  Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 – This performance will be a Benefit Concert for the Food Pantry of Peace Lutheran Church as a way to say thank you to the church that provides us, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community chorus with rehearsal space.  This performance will be presented at no cost to audience members.  Instead, free will donations for the Food Pantry will be accepted.  We’ll also have a cookie sale with proceeds benefitting the Food Pantry. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:30 – This performance includes a full Dinner, ending with Figgy Pudding or Trifle for dessert. $40/$35 for seniors, students, military Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:30 - Enjoy this afternoon concert immediately followed by a Dessert Reception.  $15/$12 for seniors, students, military Whichever performance you wish to attend, please bring your appetite!  All performances will take place a Peace Lutheran Church at 401 E. Smallwood Dr., Waldorf, MD.  Tickets are available at Chesapeakechoral.com or by phone at 301-642-0594.
 
Paint Party, "Holiday Glasses", fundraiser sponsored by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department's Auxiliary, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm, at the Fire Department, 8536 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach MD 20732.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  There will be door prizes, 50/50, painting, food, drinks and lots of fun!!  The cost is $40 per person in which a portion of the proceeds will go to the Auxiliary.  You will be painting with Debbie Powell, who's bringing all of the painting supplies for your Awesome picture (on a set of glasses)!  Post email (ttbydebbie@comcast.net) with who's painting to save your spot and Debbie will send you an invoice for payment.  You can also pay her at: Paypal.me/ttbydebbie. ; Please put in notes which location and which painting.  She can also be texted at 443-532-6944 or find her on Facebook at 'Painting with the Powell's'.  No coupons are available for this event.  Come join in on the fun!!!
December 13th Events

’Tis the Season' a concert of a cappella music presented by Patuxent Voices, Southern Maryland’s premier women’s a cappella group. Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30pm, Christ Church, Chaptico, 25390 Maddox Road, Chaptico. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00pm, Christ Church, Calvert, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic. Performances are free! Donations are encouraged and are tax deductible. We are auditioning new singers. Interested? Contact us via Facebook, website, or email.

 

 

 

December 14th Events

The Hollywood-Leonardtown Optimist Club would like to announce the Annual Christmas Tree Sales event. It will begin Saturday November 28th and will run until all trees are sold. Tree’s range from 6’ to 9’ with prices from $55 -$75. All trees are freshly cut Frazier Fir. Locations for tree sales are at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Hours are Monday thru Friday 5pm to 9pm. Saturday and Sunday’s 9am to 9pm. All proceed go to help the local youth and community service programs.

 

The Holidays can be a stressful time — let's change that for an afternoon! The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Teen Court Program along with support from the Charles County Board of Education will be offering a free class to young ladies between the ages of 11 (in middle school) and 13 along with their parent/guardian on December 14, 2019 from 1p.m. - 2:30p.m. at LOL Yoga Studio located at 406 Charles Street in La Plata. Due to limited space please contact Sarah Vaughan, Teen Court Coordinator at 301-609-3916 or vaughans@ccso.us to register. During this Mother and Daughter class we will perform basic yoga poses, perform fun and easy dance combinations, and learn some relaxation techniques. Come and enjoy an afternoon of connecting and bringing focus to being present; not on the presents on your list. This class is powered by OmmWorks-- a program designed to relieve stress and create success.

 

 

’Tis the Season' a concert of a cappella music presented by Patuxent Voices, Southern Maryland’s premier women’s a cappella group. Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30pm, Christ Church, Chaptico, 25390 Maddox Road, Chaptico. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00pm, Christ Church, Calvert, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic. Performances are free! Donations are encouraged and are tax deductible. We are auditioning new singers. Interested? Contact us via Facebook, website, or email.

 

The Greenview Knolls Elementary School PTA will have a Brown Bag Auction with vendors and crafters present on Saturday December 14th from 11 am to 1 pm at the school. Food and kids activities available. Doors open at 11 am with drawings at 1 pm. Must be present to win. Greenview Knolls Elementary School is located at 45711 Military Lane Great Mills, MD 20634

 

Northern High School Band Boosters will have their Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday December 14th at the School on Chaney ville road. Doors open at 9 am. Shop for all of your holiday needs from over 80 vendors on December 14th from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the Northern High School Band boosters 17th annual holiday craft far. We have a new and bigger school and more vendors this year. Shop for one of a kind gifts from jewelry, jellies, homemade bath products, wreaths, candles, wood signs, key fobs, lularoe, scensty, crocheted items, furniture, gourmet food, home décor, natural cleaning products and so much more. Visit with Santa from 9 to 12:30 and create a holiday craft in the media center. Listen to carolers as they stroll the halls. Free admission and free parking. Plus refreshments , hourly door prize drawings and a 50/50 raffle. Visit northernbands.com

 

Do you have a loved one at Cheltenham, would you like to sponsor a grave specific wreath?  The St. Charles High School MCJROTC Cadets are fundraising $15 sponsored wreaths from Wreaths Across America to be laid at MD Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery on Sat 12/14/2019. There are 28,000 laid to rest at MDCHVC, and only 8,200 received a sponsored wreath in 2018.  Help St. Charles High School Cadet Major Evan Tarburton, XO  reach his goal to cover every grave this year!! We need $420,000 sponsored wreaths to accomplish his goal.  Contact 301-643-5388.

 

Margaret Brent Middle School will have their Christmas Craft and Holiday Bazaar at the School on Saturday December 14th from 10 am until 2 pm. Still looking for vendors if interested, please contact nmmccumbee@smcps.org $30 table plus raffle donation

 

 

 

 

An exciting new season for the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will begin with our opening concert entitled Winter Melodies Old and New.  Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 – This performance will be a Benefit Concert for the Food Pantry of Peace Lutheran Church as a way to say thank you to the church that provides us, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community chorus with rehearsal space.  This performance will be presented at no cost to audience members.  Instead, free will donations for the Food Pantry will be accepted.  We’ll also have a cookie sale with proceeds benefitting the Food Pantry. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:30 – This performance includes a full Dinner, ending with Figgy Pudding or Trifle for dessert. $40/$35 for seniors, students, military
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:30 - Enjoy this afternoon concert immediately followed by a Dessert Reception.  $15/$12 for seniors, students, military Whichever performance you wish to attend, please bring your appetite!  All performances will take place a Peace Lutheran Church at 401 E. Smallwood Dr., Waldorf, MD.  Tickets are available at Chesapeakechoral.com or by phone at 301-642-0594.

 

Come out to swing, promenade, and do-si-do to lively jigs, reels and waltzes at the SMTMD contra dance, on Saturday, December 14th at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico.  The Southern MD Open Band will be playing live acoustic string music and caller Jason Little will teach and call the dances. The beginners dance workshop (no partner required) starts at 7:00 pm, and the dance begins at 7:30 pm. There will be a brief annual meeting at intermission to include the election of board members for the 2020 calendar year. Admission is FREE for SMTMD members and $10 for non-SMTMD members; (band members and children under 17 are free). There will be an ice cream social during the intermission. Go to www.smtmd.org

December 15th Events

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15– FREE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY - From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level Party Hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. All are Welcome. Santa may drop by to see who’s been good. For information call (410)257-9878. www.MD-post206.org

 

 

December 16th Events

There is a new MS support group that will be gathering at Medstar St. Mary's Hospital on the 3rd Monday of each month.  The meeting will take place at 5:00pm in the Pavilion, Health Connections.

December 22nd Events

December 28th Events
SATURDAY DECEMBER 28- MOTOWN NIGHT What’s your favorite tune? The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas. Tickets available at the door. Public warmly welcomed. For information call 410-257-9878 http://www.MD-Post206.org.
December 31st Events

A non-alcoholic Knights Ball will be held on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville.  The dance will be held from 6:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. and will include dinner (from 6:30 to 7:30), 50/50 Raffle and Music by DJ Mean Gene (from 8:30 to 12:30).  Dress to Impress. Tickets are $20.00 a person. Limited tickets available, so call early.  Tickets available at door, if not sold out. Come and welcome in 2020 and have a fun evening at the same time. Tickets: Tim Steelman, tcsworkplace@gmail.com. Information: call John and Rose Krznarich 301 884-5526 (please leave a message).

January 14th Events

January 21st Events
 
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Teen Court Program, along with support from the Charles County Board of Education, will be offering a free Alive at 25 class, a driver improvement program for Charles County students between the ages of  16 and 18 who are enrolled in high school. The Alive at 25 class will be at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 5pm-9pm. Due to limited seating please contact Sarah Vaughan, Teen Court Coordinator at 301-609-3916 or vaughans@ccso.us to register
January 22nd Events

February 29th Events

Join us at Hard Bargain Farm's 1st Annual "Green Wedding Expo", Saturday, February, 29th, 2020 as we highlight local vendors who provide eco-friendly products and services. This inaugural event features tours of potential rental areas-our newly refurbished barn, ceremony field, and reception space in our living building, as well as a workshop on how to plan a "green or "eco" wedding. All proceeds benefit Alice Ferguson Foundation's agricultural and environmental education programs. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite! Admission is $5/person in advance. Note that online registration ends at noon on Friday, February 28. Tickets will be available at the door for $10. https://hbfgreenweddingexpo.eventbrite.com

March 28th Events

Calvert County Minority Business Alliance will have a Spring Business Marketing Event on Sunday March 28th at the Yardley Hills Community Center starting at 9am. Workshop Goals will include methods and skills to Craft, Personify, Implement and Express Your Brand Voice. For more information write to info@ccmba.org or visit www.ccmba.org

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