April 17th Events

TUESDAY APRIL 17– STEAK DINNER. Particular about your Steak? At the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, you order it directly from the Grill-Master and you get what you order. Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the modest $15.00 price tag includes sides, salad, beverage, and roll. Public welcome. For information call 410-257-9878. http://www.ALpost206.org

April 18th Events

The United Way of Charles County 21st Annual Back to Back Golf Tournament at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club on Wednesday, April 18th at 8:30 am 11550 Swan Point Blvd Issue Maryland 20645 TEE TIMES: 8:30 am and 1:30pm Visit www.uwccgolf.org for Sponsorship opportunities, foursome sign up and Tee Sign advertising pricing

 

PABA’s April 2018 Meeting: Wednesday, April 18th Real Life Church – St. Mary’s County 27399 Old Village Rd Mechanicsville, MD. Doors open at 6pm meeting starts at 6:30pm. Guest speaker: Jessica Hartman Overdose Response Program Administrator St. Mary’s County Health Department ALL ARE WELCOME! RSVPs needed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE Talk to someone who understands. Parents Affected by Addiction Pabaparents@ yahoo.com 301-848-6449. Pabaparents@yahoo.com

April 19th Events

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, April 9, 2018 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=5203&opidh=FC8108FDF1F84A759AB617372E11EA2F&idt=43164.2533333  Give the gift of life!

 

Join Scouting Night - Cub Scout Pack 561 Valley Lee, MD - Second District Volunteer Fire Department - Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6pm-7pm. All boys entering Kindergarten through 5th grade and their families are invited to join us for Join Scouting Night.  Boys from any school – public, private, home school, etc – are welcome to attend. Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, Kindergarten through fifth, it can be a blast! Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent or shoot a bow and arrow. Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.  Cub Scouting is neighborhood centered, parent volunteer run program that combines FUN with educational activities and lifelong values.  Cub Scouting is designed to support and encourage family and community involvement.  Boys may join at any level at any time during the year. Pack 561 is dedicated to a lively Cub Scout experience with activities that capture the interest of boys yet are fun for the entire family. Come out and join Pack 561 on Join Scouting Night! 

 

On April 19, 2018, at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Boulevard, in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check.  The event will be from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The safety seat check is open to citizens who do not have appointments however it is suggested for those planning on attending, to use the link below to schedule an appointment.  For further information on the Child Safety Seat Event please contact Corporal Timothy Snyder at (301) 475-4200 extension * 8081, or by email at Timothy.Snyder@stmarysmd.com.
 
April 20th Events

Ball In The House team up with Pitches Be Crazy featuring The Spartones of St. Charles High School, for a concert on Friday April 20th at 7pm at St. Charles High School. A portions of the ticket sales will go towards the performing arts program of St. Charles HS so bring your friends, their friends, and everyone else for an evening of dope noise that will move ya. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit www.facebook.com/SCHSPerformingArts for more information.

 

FRIDAY APRIL20 MEMBERSHIP MEETING. All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular meeting & 1st call for nominations starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. For information call 410-257-9878. http://www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY APRIL 20 –SPAGETTI & LASAGNA DINNER: Bring your appetite .The American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206 will host an Italian Dinner . This Dinner ($12) will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Dining Room at the Post 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260. Public Welcome. For information, call 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org

 

 

 

The Newtowne Players will present Neil Simon’s comedy “God’s Favorite,” starting Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 22 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. 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 $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $10.

 

The Patuxent High School Harlequins proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid on April 20th, 21st, 22nd and April 27th, 28th and 29th. 
Please come join us the last 2 weekends in April.
 
FRIDAYAPRIL 20– 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
 
The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring a Pitch Tournament on Friday, April 20th, 2018 Doors open at 6pm, Games start at 7 pm. MUST BE ON TIME AS ALL TABLES START AT THE SAME TIME. COST: $20.00 50/50 Raffle. Additional Information please contact bonnielemonds@hotmail.com or cell 301-247-8397 BYOB
 

 

April 21st Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad will have a Spaghetti Dinner Saturday April 21st. All-You-Can-Eat; Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Cost for adults $10.00; children from age 6 – 12 - $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu: Spaghetti w/sauce or Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green beans, Garden Salad, Bread & Butter & Homemade Dessert Table for a Donation.

 

The Coastal Arts Market reopens for their fourth season April 21st. Located at the Leonardtown Wharf, in Leonardtown. Come shop the Coastal Arts Market where you will find local artists, crafters, makers, and growers selling unique handcrafted products. Hours are 9:00 to 3:00 

 

The Huntingtown High School's Marching Hurricanes will have a Bowl-a-thon on Saturday April 21st at Lord Calvert Bowl in Huntingtown from 3-5 pm. 
The Bowl-a-thon to raise funds the award winning Huntingtown HS Marching Hurricanes band. There will also be many raffles towards prizes valued at $150 and up, and a wheel of prizes to spin for others. Proceeds to go towards purchase of new uniforms for the band, travel expenses, and equipment. Portion of proceeds goes to all of the HS's music programs.
 
Join your local Sierra Club at Elms Environmental Center in Lexington Park, Maryland to walk the trail and learn about invasive plants on Saturday April 21st from 2 to 4 pm. Learn from master naturalists as we remove them to keep our ecosystem healthy and protect wildlife!  Service event free and open to the public. For more info, visit facebook.com/somdsierraclub/events. Or Contact Outing Leader: Rosa Hance  240-808-4233 or rosa.hance@mdsierra.org
 
Saturday, April 21st is the Bugeye Ball at 7 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum.  Enjoy a Magical Night at the Museum with fine cuisine, live entertainment and casino-style gambling at the 2018 Bugeye Ball. Tickets are $175 each and proceeds support the restoration of the bulkhead that supports Drum Point Lighthouse. Raffle tickets are also available for the chance to win a week’s vacation at the historic Cove Point Lighthouse or an exquisite piece of jewelry from Dickinson Jewelers. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 150 will be sold; winners need not be present to win. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/234/Bugeye-Ball. The Museum will be closed to the public on April 21 in preparation for the Ball.
 
Flea Market & Vendor Sale to Benefit Cub Scout Pack 16 at Kenwood Presbyterian Church 4601 Fullerton Ave. Baltimore on Saturday April 21st. Cub Scout Pack 16 invites you to the biggest shopping event of the year! The Cub Scouts will be selling lots of great items donated by our friends, families and community. If you have any items you wish to donate bring them with you to the sale. There will be fun for the kids! A fantastic silent auction with items you have to see to believe. Delicious food concessions! A Free Yoga class at 10:30am and a Spaghetti Dinner from 4pm-8pm in the School Hall. Plus over 50 vendors and families selling yard sale items. For more information visit https://cubscoutspack16.wordpress.com/donation-drive/
 
Saturday, April 21, from 12 noon to 4 pm for the 7th annual "Trash to Art" Earth Day event at Caledon State Park in King George, VA.  Free activity for adults and youth.  Transportation provided to and from the Potomac River beach.  Trash bags and safety gloves provided by Alice Ferguson Foundation. Collect beach litter and create fun sculptures at the park pavilion with prizes awarded. This annual event is a fun activity for individuals, families, and clubs/groups of all ages.  Bring a bag lunch. For creating sculpture, bring basic tools and supplies: string, wire, pliers, utility scissors, hole punch/awl. Event is supported by the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, the Alice Ferguson Foundation, Local Services and Friends of Caledon. Register by Phone at 540-663-3861 or E-mail: Caledon@dcr.virginia.gov.  Provide name, phone number, e-mail and number in party. 
April 22nd Events

SPRING CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR will take place at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department EMS Station 3 on 1069 St Ignatius Drive in Waldorf on Sunday April 22nd from 10 am until 3 pm. .Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the EMS Station 3 Waldorf Volunteer Fire Deparment.

 

The public is invited to an over-the-top- magical afternoon at the 8th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival, on Sunday, April 22, Noon to 4:00pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland.  Each year, the festival attracts families who enjoy a day full of imaginative fun and natural play with games, appearances by special characters, whimsical craft activities, unicorn rides, a baby animal petting zoo, unique photo ops, the chance to meet a mermaid, and wonderful entertainers. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the day by wearing wings, feathers, capes, caps, etc. or visit the many vendors to find just the right costume and props.  Face painting and tattoos will be available to add a little more magic. Admission to the festival is free for members, $7 for non-members, and free for ages 2 and younger.  Purchase a Fast Pass ticket in advance to avoid the lines.  No pets and no smoking; this is a rain or shine event. For additional information please call (410) 326-4640, email info@annmariegarden.org, or visit www.annmariegarden.org.

 

The SkillsUSA chapter at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  The event takes place at Woodlawn, which is located at 16040 Woodlawn Drive in Ridge. Runners of all ages are invited to participate. The cost to register is $25 for ages 6-adult.  Children 5 and younger are free. There are discounts for running club members or group sign-ups.  Event t-shirts cost $15.  Prizes will be awarded for category winners based on age and gender:  juniors age 5-12, students age 13-18, adults age 19-49 and masters age 49+. For more information, Bonnie Skinner at bjskinner@smcps.org. To participate in the event, go to the Forrest Center’s website at: http://schools.smcps.org/tech/ and click on the event flyer and the “Click here to register” link.

April 26th Events

April, 26, 2018 the Charles County Sheriff's Office will have their Charles County Sheriff's Office Diversity Community Job Fair at the La Plata Volunteer fire Department from 10 am - 2 pm. This event will Allow job seekers to meet face to face with employers hiring for Sales, Customer Service, Law Enforcement and Government Positions. 

April 27th Events
The Patuxent High School Harlequins proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid on April 20th, 21st, 22nd and April 27th, 28th and 29th.  Please come join us the last 2 weekends in April.
 
FRIDAY APRIL 27– CHILE & BAKED POTATO BAR DINNER – Join us for this unforgettable dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 (Venturing Crew 429) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come to the lower level dining room. Cost is $12 including beverage. The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 Public Welcome. http://www.ALpost206.org
 
The Humane Society of Calvert County will have a Raise the Woof All you can eat Shrimpfest To benefit Humane Society of Calvert County on Friday April 27th at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department in Dunkirk from 6 pm until 10 pm. There will be Music by DJ Crow, Silent Auction, Buffet, 50/50 raffles, Photo booth, Cash bar and more Tickets available at HumaneSocietyofCalvertCounty.org Adults $45, kids $22.50
April 28th Events

The Cobb Island Vol. Fire Dept. & EMS Auxiliary will be having a Dinner and Silent Auction on Sat., April 28, 2018.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Auction and dinner start at 6:00 p.m.  Advance tickets are $18 and tickets at the door $20.  Dinner includes appetizers, dinner and desert. For Information & Tickets Please Call: 301-259-4375

 

The Center For Children will have a Poker Run Biker Ride on Saturday April 28th. Registration starts at 10:00 am at the Center for Children on Radio Station Road in La Plata and the Ride begins at 11:00 am. $50 a bike with 2 riders, $30 a bike with 1 rider. Includes a long sleeve T-shirt and a post ride party. For more information visit www.biikr.org. 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 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.ALPost206.org.

 

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is hosting their 2nd Annual Spring Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the school’s parking lot.  The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Vehicles entered in the event may start arriving after 7:00 a.m.  Judging starts at 9:00 a.m. with awards starting at 1:00 p.m.  The event is open to the public and is free for spectators.  The Forrest Center is located across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. The school is seeking entries of cars, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles.  The cost to enter a car or motorcycle is $20.00.  They are also seeking vendors who would like to participate in the event.  Vendor space costs $30.  All interested participants should to register online in advance by going to the school’s website at http://schools.smcps.org/tech. For more information, contact Mary Thompson at 301-475-0242, x28220 or at mkthompson@smcps.org.

 

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland will be having their 40th Annual Celtic Festival from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday April 28th at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. 

April 29th Events

The American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville will have a Bluegrass Show on Sunday April 29th. The show starts at 2pm, doors open at noon. Performers will be The Karl Shiflett and Big Country. Tickets: $20.00 per person Food available for sale for separate price For more info, call 301-737-3004 or www.americanlegionbluegrass.com

 

The 3rd Annual Hope 4 Nichole golf Tournament will take place on sunday April 29th at Swan Point County Club. Registration at Noon, 1 pm Shotgun Start and 3 pm Sip and Swing. $125 a player includes: green/cart fees, practice facility, food, domestic beer and prizes. Sip and Swing $75 includes Food and wine tasting, two interactive, 45 minute clinics on the putting green and driving range. Register online only at www.swanpointgolf.com

May 2nd Events
Get legal advice about foreclosure process and paperwork by video chat quickly and easily on the First Wednesday of each month at the Charles County Public Law Library on Charles Street in La Plata from 10 am - 1 pm. This service is provided by the Maryland volunteer Lawyers Service. Lawyers will NOT represent you in court or at mediation and cannot help you if you already have a lawyer representing you. To reserve a space, call the Law Library at: 301-932-3322. If you need a lawyer, you can call Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service at (800) 510-0050 between 9 am - 12pm, Monday - Thursday, for free or low cost legal services. You can also apply online at: mvlslaw.org/get-legal-help/apply-for-services/
May 4th Events

Lion's Camp Merrick's Night At The Races will take place on Friday May 4th at the Waldorf Jaycee's Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $45 a person with appetizers, live music, live auction, open bar with beer and wine, horse racing, 50/50 Raffle, gambling, dessert auction and hat contest. For more information call 301-870-5858 or email info@lionscampmerrick.com

 

Friday, May 4, 2018 American Legion Gray Ray Post #220 Cowboys and Cowgirls Boots and Bling Meet and Greet and Line Dance Lessons *No Cover Charge - Friday Only!! Time 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  2105 Sixes Rd Prince Frederick MD 20678.

May 5th Events

Join Bay Community Support Services for their 6th Annual Walk, Run, & Roll Event on May 5th at Greenwell State Park! This family fun event supports Bay Community Support Services, Inc. (Bay-CSS) and our mission to enrich the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Whether you are looking to break your last 10K record, test yourself on your first 5K, or enjoy a scenic walk with your kids and dog on our Fun Run/Walk/Roll Course, this is the event for you! Every dollar we raise supports our programs to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities. To become a sponsor or register, please visit www.baycss.org/walk  For more information or to become a sponsor visit: www.baycss.org/walk 

 

May 5, 2018-North Beach VFD Auxiliary Spring Fling Vendor Show-9:00 am-3:00 pm, North Beach VFD, 8536 Bayside Road. Contact Mandi Harrison for information at 410-257-3391.

 

The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club will have their Annual Plant and Yard Sale on Saturday May 5th from 8 am until 2 pm at Maxwell Hall on Teaques Point Road in Hughesville. Description of the event - Annual Plant and Yard Sale. This year the sale is in a new location and has been expanded to include, independent vendors selling a variety of items and Events: 10 am: "How to Plant a Large Container" 11 am - Living on a Farm in the early 1900s presented by the book's author Louise Webb 12 noon "How to make a Garden Whimsy" 

 

Annual Yard Sale to benefit the Southern Maryland Compassion Center will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles Street in La Plata, on May 5th from 8am-12pm. Please call the church (301-932-0963) weekdays starting April 9th through noon May 4th to reserve a space to sell your items (cost is $15/space). Donations of items for the sale will be accepted on May 4th from 5-7pm at the church.  The SMCC is a mobile trailer that provides clothing and household items for the needy at three locations in Southern Maryland.

 

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco will have Market Days at Port Tobacco on May 5th , at the Port Tobacco Courthouse from 10 am - 2 pm. Visit over 40 local crafters and vendors; learn about local non-profits in the county; listen to music. Food available. Raindate May 19.

 

Stop by Huntingtown High School for their Spring Craft Fair Saturday May 5th from 9 am - 2 pm. Over 45 crafters and home based businesses will be in attendance. Mabel's Orphaned Angels Rescue will be on site with kitties and items to support the rescue. One of the largest Craft Fair events in Calvert County. Basket Raffles, Concessions & kids make and take area.

 

The Calvert County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Spring Plant Sale in the parking lot of the Community Resources Building on Duke Street in Prince Frederick on Saturday May 5th from 8 am to Noon. Master Garneners will be present to answer your gardening questions and provide environmental displays. The event will feature perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and plants.

 

The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County will be having a used clothing drive on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the upper level parking lot of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. The purpose of this event is to raise money for the Club’s scholarship fund. The organization awards at least two scholarships annually to students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Extracurricular activities, community service and character are also considered. The Woman’s Club will receive money for every pound collected. The clothing is sent to impoverished areas around the world. Accepted items include all types of clothing and shoes; accessories such as handbags, belts, backpacks, hats scarves, briefcases, gloves and ties; and household items such as blankets, tablecloths, bed linen, draperies, curtains, pillows, towels, small rugs, quilts and comforters. All types of toys, stuffed animals and bicycles of all size are also accepted. Items should be put into thirty-gallon tightly tied plastic bags, with the exception of hard toys that should be put into boxes. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be available. For more information, contact Betty Currie at 301 373-4816 or Carole Romary at 301 863-6969.

 

There will be a COLOR RUN/WALK at Great Mills High School on May 5, 2018. On site registration begins at 7:00 am and the race begins at 8:00 am. The registration fee is $25 and all proceeds will go to support the GMHS class of 2021. For more information contact Jeannette Ruby at jnruby@smcps.org.

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 American Legion Gray Ray Post #220 Cowboys and Cowgirls Boots and Bling - Western Dance Featuring: DJ ROCKIN D and DJ OLD SKOOL *** Contests *** Best Dressed Cowboys and Cowgirl Best Dress Hat Best Dress Boots Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00 Address: 2105 Sixes Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 For More Information Contact: American Legion Commander: Everard Johnson Sr for tickets and info at (443) 532-5915. 
 
Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and museum is FREE. On Saturday, the museum waterfront comes alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of Southern Maryland. Taste traditional foods, learn how to prepare crab cakes and soft shell crabs, shuck oysters, and stuff a ham like the pros! For more information, please call Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042 x 19, or visit the museum website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. 
 
On Saturday May 5th from 11am-2pm The Foundation for Heroes will host its inaugural "Take A Stance Against Bullying" Event in the Charlotte Hall Square Shopping Center @ 30320 Triangle Drive in Charlotte Hall, MD. Entry to this event will be $5 for children and will give them access to Multiple Moon Bounces, Face Painting, & much much more! the $5 entry will also include 1 slice of pizza, 1 can beverage, and 1 cups of premium frozen yogurt. ALL INCLUDED. Also to Celebrate the "Revenge of the Fifth" there will be a Star Wars costume contest so dress as your favorite character and win some great prizes. There will also be guest speakers to discuss strategies in dealing with bullies and sharing personal stories of overcoming bullying. All Proceeds will benefit Foundation 4 Heroes who will distribute Anti-Bullying materials to schools to help children easily access these strategies at will. Anyone interested in participating please contact Dr Jay Lipoff by email at drjay@backatyourbest.com
 

 

May 6th Events

The Charles county Crime solvers Blaine Lessard Memorial Trap Shoot will take place on Sunday May 6th with Registration starting at 8 a.m. Shooting starts at 10 am. Test your marksmanship skills and aim for a good cause. Award include: Team awards, individual awards and the drawing for a Benelli shotgun or $750 cash. For more information Contact Mike Seman at 301-399-6058 or Saverio Adamo at 301-399-4523. You can also email trapshoot@charlescountycrimesolvers.com

 

 

 

May 7th Events

A blood drive, May 7th, will be held from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the 2nd District Firehouse, 45245 Drayden Road, Valley Lee. For more information / schedule your life saving donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to download the blood donor app.

May 10th Events

May 12th Events

Calvert Arts Festival, May 12th, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at the Intersection of Routes 2 and 4, Sunderland, Maryland, will provide a delightful, memorable day!  Admission is free!  For the eleventh year under the ancient oaks of All Saints’ campus, you will discover music, entertainment, activities for children and their families, juried local artisans, food, and tastings from local vineyards and craft brewers. Those who wish to participate in tasting may do so for a donation of $15. This year the Festival’s theme is consistent with the beginnings of Calvert County, with colonial games and other colonial activities. All are invited to wear something reminiscent of colonial times, if they would like. This year the beneficiaries who will share the proceeds are: Patuxent Habitat for Humanity; the Child Advocacy Center; Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth, Community Ministry of Calvert County; and, Project Echo (for the homeless). For further information, including tasting ticket discounts, go to www.allsaints1692.org or Facebook.

 

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday May 12, 2018 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon.  Weather permitting, the event will be held outside.  All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Building Fund.  The event will be held outside but if inclement weather is forecasted, the event will be held inside.  There will be food & drink available for purchase and it’s BYOB.  There will be 50/50 raffles and many vendors selling a variety of crafts and merchandise.  Tickets are available in advance for $20.00 per person by mail or online.   To purchase using a credit card, go to: https://hvrs.brownpapertickets.com/.  By mail, send a check or money order made payable to: Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: P.O. Box 741, California, MD.  Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for $25.00 per person and under 12 are free with a paying adult.  The festival gates will open at 11:00 am and the event runs from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds is located at 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown, MD.  For more information, go to www.hvrs.org or call 301-737-3004.

 

The Center for Children, is gearing up for its 10th Annual Touch A Truck to be held at Regency Furniture Stadium on May 12th, 2018 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission is: Adults $8, Children $5 and Children younger than 1 are free.

 

The Fraternal Order of Eagle #4315 Colonial Beach VA will hold a charity benefit for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Virginia and Fairy Godmother Project on May 12th, starting at 2pm at 517 Colonial Ave. Be prepared for a fantastic afternoon full of games, raffles, A kissing booth and DJ music. Cost is $5.00 donation at the door. Food will be offered throughout the day and a full dinner from 4-7pm consisting of choice of crab cake or baked chicken quarter with sides for $7.00. After dinner be ready to rock the night away with “Skinny Wallace” from 8-12. Band is included with $5.00 donation. Please plan to join us for this worthy cause. For more information contact Joy Morris or Patti Hansley at 804-224-4315.

May 13th Events

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Firehouse in Ridge, MD on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am, menu includes: Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled  Eggs, Pancakes, Fried Potatoes, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, and Juice.  Cost: $12/ person, $6/ages 4-8, Kids 3 and under free.  No Carry Outs.

 

Breakfast May 13th, Sunday, -  All-You-Can-Eat; starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 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

 

TAKE YOUR MOM TO BREAKFAST!!!! The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring an All-You-Can Eat Breakfast on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018, from 7:30 AM until 11:00 AM at the Rescue Squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. The menu will be: Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Sausage Links, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, Escalloped Apples, assorted juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The cost will be adults: $12.00; children ages 6-12 years $6.00 and age 5 and under free.

 

Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary will have an All You Can Eat Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet on sunday May 13th from 8:00 am until 11:00 am on Glymont Road in Indian Head. Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Sausage, Scrapple, Pancakes, Biscuits, Gravy, Grits, Fruit, Juice, Milk, Coffee, Tea and Water. Prices: Adults-$12. Seniors-$10. Children-$8. 5 & Under- FREE. For more information please call 301-743-7700 or visit our facebook page at Security Check Required
May 14th 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 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. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

May 15th Events
There will be a Free Alzheimer's/dementia caregiver workshop on May 15 at the Charles County Public Library on Garrett Ave in La Plata at 11:00 a.m. Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join the Alzheimer's Association for this free workshop. Topics covered include: How communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. Identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. For more information and/or to register, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
 
May 18th Events
There will be a Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary for Warfighter Advance at Middleton Hall in Waldorf on Friday May 18th. Please join us at a Speakeasy for great food and fun set in the 1920's. Calling all Gangsters and Galls to put on your fancy duds and be prepared to laugh and solve a murder while enjoying divine food with your choice of Charleston Chicken topped with Crabmeat or Machete Beef Tenderloin. $5 Drink specials. 50/50, Raffle. Sponsorship available and whole tables reserved for 8. Early bird pricing $60 until 4/27. Paper tickets contact by email: WarfighterSoMD @ gmail.com and online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mystery-dinner-tickets-44984632246 Obtain details and confirm sponsorship by sending an email here: whodunnitforhire.com/
 
May 19th Events

Girls on the Run Southern Maryland will host a celebratory 5K on Saturday, May 19, 2018 to celebrate the achievements of our 3rd-8th graders. on Saturday, May 19th at 9am at St. Mary's Ryken High School. We encourage the community to come out and support them. There are volunteer opportunities as well.

 

The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Association will host a 5K Run/Walk out and back course through scenic Point Lookout State Park at 8 am. 5K Run Awards include overall top male & female, and top three in each male and female age group under 16, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Prizes and baked goods will be provided!

 

Farming 4 Hunger will have the 2018 Tri-County Memory Walk on Saturday May 19th starting at 9 am at Serenity Farms in Benedict. Death by Addiction.This is for anyone who has lost a loved one to the disease of addiction. We come together in their honor and memory to create healing and hope. Our mission is To plant hope and grow awareness. To promote healing and recovery. To open the door for friends, family, neighbors and strangers to openly honor and remember their loved ones without stigma or shame. 

 

SMAWL is bringing back its Annual Pet Fair! This exciting event will be held Saturday, May 19th at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds from 10 am - 4pm. Please plan to join us for a fun-filled & educational day to celebrate PETS! There will be Exhibits, Demonstrations, and Vendors. If you are interested in volunteering on the planning committee, being a vendor or exhibitor, or volunteering the day of the event, please email us TODAY at petfair@smawl.org or visit smawl.org for updates

May 26th Events

The Rotary of Lexington Park will sponsor the Tri-County Trot 5-10K run walk on Solomons Island on Saturday May 26th starting at 8:30 a.m.. Funds being raised to support the Warfighter Advance 7 day program for returning veterans http://www.warfighteradvance.org/the-advance-7-day.html https://rotarylp.org Register online at www.active.com Search “Rotary 4 Vets” Solomons Island, MD Register day of race 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

May 31st Events

The Carolyn E Parker Foundation’s 1st Ever Golf Tournament Fundraiser will take place at the Brenton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leoanrdtown on May 31st from 8:00 am to Noon. This fundraiser will support an organization that serves the youth in our community, the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation. Sign up by visiting www.carolyneparkerfoundation.org

June 1st Events

Join Pets With Disabilities on Friday June 1st from 6pm-10pm for an evening of fun at Running Hare Vineyard with Wine Tasting a Silent auction and more. It's a Toast to Pets With Disabilities. This is An evening of fun, relaxation and an opportunity to help disabled animals. Beer and non alcoholic beverages available and the event will be catered. Tickets are $65. You must purchase your tickets in advance by visiting www.petswithdisabilities.org. 

June 2nd Events
The 50th class reunion for The Great Mills High School Class of 1968 will be held the weekend of June 2nd  in the afternoon. Location to be determined, dress casual.
Contact William Little @ falconlittle@aim.com  or 240-538-2152. Blue Angels will be performing that weekend also.
June 3rd Events

North Beach House & Garden Club will have the 31st Annual North Beach House and Garden Tour on Saturday June 3rd from 1-5 pm. 11 houses will be highlighted along with gardens and community spaces. 

June 8th Events

The St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Golf Tournament will take place on Friday June 8th at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course in Mechanicsville. There will be $1000s in Prizes. Entry fee is just $80. Included are lunch, entries for prizes and giveaways valued over $1,000, all mini game entries, starter bags with light snack. Registration begins at 8:00 am, Shotgun start at 9:00 am. Sign up at abovepargolftournaments.com. For questions contact Ryan Goldsborough at abovepargolftournaments@gmail.com.

 

The Southern Maryland Boot Scooters will have a Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Waldorf Jaycee's Hall on June 8th at 7:00pm. Purse and cash prizes. $25 per ticket includes 20 games. For ticket information call 240-577-2579 or email SoMdBootScooters@gmail.com

 

 

June 9th Events

Leonardtown Rotary Club will have their 2nd Annual Paddle for Heroes Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Race a Tribute to Our Local Heroes at Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay on Saturday, June 9th. This exciting fundraising event is a professionally timed canoe, kayak and paddleboard race that will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Rain Date on Saturday, June 23, 2018). A $30 registration fee includes a Paddle for Heroes T-shirt. Event registration is available online or at the event between 8:00am-9:30am, with the races starting at 10:00am. The race course will traverse an approximately 3 mile route around the shores of Breton Bay, in the historic town of Leonardtown. Racers should ask for pledge donations in their name. For every dollar pledged, one second will be deducted from the racer’s raw time. There is NO LIMIT to the number of seconds that can be deducted, so less experienced racers have as good a chance of winning as the professionals. For more information on the event, please visit the Paddle for Heroes website at www.paddleforheroes.org.

 

Are you ready to party PFE style? Come celebrate and have a GREAT time supporting our local youth at the Prince Frederick Eagles 1st ever Adult Only fundraiser Saturday June 9th from 7 pm - 11 pm Calvert Elks Lodge #2620 on Dares Beach Rd. in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to laugh and dance the night away all while raising money for our local youth sports organization. Trust us, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! REGISTER TODAY at www.princefrederickeagles.com. MUST BE 21***** $25.00 if paid in advance, $30.00 at the door*****

June 11th Events

Monday, June 11, 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 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. 

June 16th Events
The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions will have their Juneteenth Celebration at John G Lancaster Park in Lexington Park on Saturday June 16th. UCAC commemorates Juneteenth through a day of education and affirmation which will includes poetry, Gospel music, African dancers, local musicians, nationally recognized jazz musician, Art Sherrod, special guests Stacy Lattisaw and Latrice Carr, face painting, storytelling, crafts, pony rides, and a moon bounce for the children!  FREE For more information visit  http://www.ucaconline.org
 
June 17th Events

The Mechanicsville Lions Club will have it's 56th Annual Fathers Day Chicken Bar-B-Que on Sunday, June 17th, beginning at 11 a.m at the Pavilion in the median of Rt. 5 in Mechanicsville. Each dinner is only $15 and includes a 1/2 Bar-B-Que Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Applesauce, with Rolls and Butter. Credit Cards are accepted. Drive-Thru Carry-Out Dinners Available. Get your tickets now and reserve your Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner before they sell out. The Mechanicsville Lions Club, WE SERVE

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. 

August 12th Events
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 10 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 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 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 ?. 

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 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 ?. 

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
 

 

 

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
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 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.
 
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 southernmaryland@mdsierra.com. 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 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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