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Beginning Wednesday, December 1, at 10 a.m. the Chesapeake Public Charter School (CPCS) online lottery application will OPEN.

•   All interested families must fill out applications online at cpcsapplication.com  during the open enrollment period. (This includes all families/siblings who were waitlisted in the 21/22 school year).  For the 2022-2023 school year, the online application link becomes LIVE at 10 a.m. on December 1, 2021, and closes at 12 p.m. midnight on December 31, 2021.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be three virtual Q&A sessions this year to be held on the following dates:

• Thursday, December 2, at 5-6 p.m. - Interested Kindergarten Families

• Monday, December 6, at 5-6 p.m. - Interested Middle School Families

• Thursday, December 9, at 5-6 p.m. - Interested 1st-5th Grade Families 

A zoom link and informational video/slides, which can be viewed prior to the Q&A sessions, will be available on the CPCS website https://schools.smcps.org/cpcs/ on December 1, 2021.  Zoom Q&A sessions will be recorded and posted to the CPCS website. 

•   Families need to enter a valid email address and create a password to create a free account.  The application also features a mobile friendly platform.  This account will need to be monitored for information regarding submission status, acceptance/waitlist notifications.

•   All applications must be completed online. The order in which the application is submitted does not impact the selection process. It does not matter whether a family submits an application on the first day or the last day since the lottery is a random, computer-based drawing.  The application is available in multiple languages. 

•   The official lottery will be run at the end of January 2022.

•   Kindergarten families will be notified by email upon completion of the lottery of their acceptance or wait list status. All other families of students in grades 1-8 will receive an email of their waitlist status and will be offered seats as they become open through the summer months.  

For more information, please contact the school’s main office at 301-863-9585, extension 0.

 

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is in need of volunteers to prepare tax returns free of charge.  From retirees to university students, all levels and types of experience are welcome.  Training will be provided in January.  To learn about our volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in coordination with the IRS.

 

September 2021 thru March 2022 - The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad (2ndDistrict VFD & RS) Auxiliary will be Raffling off a Bad Boy Lawn Mower, Kohler7000 Series 747, ZT Elite Model with 54" Cut,  Tickets are 1 for $10.00 or 3 for $25.00; Drawing 03/18/2022 at 2nd Dist. VFD & RS Auxiliary Meeting (DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN); For tickets or more info contact: Robin at 240-577-0270 or Janie at 240-298-1896.

 

Parents, family & friends of Park Hall Elementary students, support of your child's growing education and social interaction through involvement with your local PTA. Registration is always open.  Contact the school or parkhall.pta@gmail.com for more details. There are also opportunities to volunteer at events.  Plus you can run for board membership.  Simply support by paying the $5 membership fee.

 

Southern Maryland JobSource, located in the Southern Maryland American Job Centers, continues to offer services and tools to assist you in your search for meaningful employment. Services are offered both virtually and in person at the American Job Centers.  We welcome you to utilize our resource rooms to search for open positions and apply for them online.  Assistance from our dedicated resource and job specialists is also available.  Workshops are available on several career-related topics both virtually and in person.  For location information including location hours, please visit the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland’s website at:  tccsmd.org/workforce-development.

 

Three Oaks Center (TOC) is seeking qualified individuals and community leaders to serve as board members.  Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month at noon.  Applicants should have a history of community service and a high regard for improving the lives of the homeless and those in need of permanent and supportive housing.  References are required to process your request to become a board member.  Questions may be directed to Lanny Lancaster, Executive Director at 301-863-7361.  Please email your letter of intent with your contact information to threeoaks@threeoakscenter.org or mail to: Three Oaks Center Attn:  H/R Committee P.O. Box 776, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

 

 

If you have a problem with alcohol contact AA. It works for thousands of people and it can work for you. Visit www.aa.org. Or, Southern Maryland Intergroup Toll Free: (800)492-0209
www.somdintergroup.org

 

 

The Southern Maryland Compassion Center is a non-profit with a mission to serve the needs of the poor in southern Maryland. Volunteers run the daily operations and move the trailer every month between locations at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Bryans Road, First Lutheran Church in Huntington, and Grace Lutheran Church in La Plata.  This is the yearly fundraiser to offset the cost of moving the trailer, utilities, repairs and supplies.

 

 

Do you know or Love someone struggling with substance use? They want help. You want help, but just aren't sure where to start? Why not allow someone that has walked this path before you, help to navigate. At Maryland Coalition of Families, all of our professionally trained Family Peer Support Staff have "Lived Experience", so we can honestly say, "we've been there". Substance Use affects the whole family. They deserve recovery, and so do you. Together, we can make it happen. MDcoalition.org - 410-730-8267

 

 

Pax River Quilts Guild is open to everyone. If you become a member you can join in Quilto Game nights online and online sit and sews, and Guest Speakers. Currently meetings are online using Zoom , the 2nd  Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Following CDC Guidelines. Call Cindy for more info how to join 301-769-1151 or email prqgsomd@gmail.com for application to join.

 

 

Pets with Disabilities need your help. They have not met any of their fundraising goals this year and the dogs are still coming in needing help. Please donate to Pets with Disabilities today. We are currently caring for 30+ dogs that all need continued medical care. ALL the dogs that come to PWD require specialty vet care. The vet bills for 2020 have exceeded $120,000. The cancellation of our "in person" fundraisers was devastating for the rescue. Visit www.petswithdisabilities.org to donate.  Or send a monetary donation to Pets with Disabilities 635 Clay Hammond Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

 

 

Boys and Girls ages 5 through 20 are invited to join Scouts! We offer a variety of programs, including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and STEM Scouts! Go to BeAScout.org to find a unit near you! Some units are currently meeting in socially distanced settings and other are meeting online or a combination of the two. You can also call 240-395-0606 for more information about Scouting in Southern Maryland!

 

 

The Maryland Veterans Museum in Newburg is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.  We now have entrance fee of $5 ages 14 – adult, $2 per child ages 7 – 13 and children 6 and under are Free.  We also now have annual memberships of $24 individual and $36 for family.  We ask everyone to please wear a mask.  We have masks available if needed. For more information visit https://www.mdvets.cc/

 

 

 

 

 

Vist one of the Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open Houses one Saturday of Each month. On June 5, June 19, June 20, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2 fromn 11 am to 2 pm.  Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance to education in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information.

 

 

Center for Abused Persons offers a broad range of services to Charles County residents that aim to support adults and adolescents affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, abuse intervention programming, and community education. Don't suffer in silence. Call CAP's 24 hour crisis hotline at 301-645-3336.

 

 

Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep up to date with the latest from CMM by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

The Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Resource Center has helped more than 36,000 pregnanant womebn and families in the Southern Maryland area since 1983. Last year, the center provided over $65,000 in services and $80,000 in material assistance free of charge to the recipients and at no cost to taxpayers. To donate to the Catherine Foundation, please visit http://catherinefoundation.org/emergency-relief

 

 

Take a moment today to download the new Calvert County Sheriff’s Office mobile app free of charge from the app stores. Receive timely alerts about COVID-19, see our Most Wanted, and search for an inmate. You can also submit a confidential tip with photos. Please download the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office app today, and share it with family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for helping us make Calvert County a safer place!

 

 

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to support a program through the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) called Maryland Senior Call Check. Maryland is the first state in the country to start a FREE, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents across the state. This program is for seniors living alone to check on them daily. This free service will place an automated daily call to the participant at a regularly scheduled time. If the call is not picked up after three attempts, the service will call an alternate person on your behalf to check on you. If your alternate does not pick up or you do not have an alternate, the local authorities will be contacted to perform a wellness check. MDoA recommends all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The verification and enrollment process can be completed within 24 hours Monday-Saturday. MDoA will provide messages and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) or register online at www.aging.maryland.gov.

 

 

Are you a victim of a crime? You do not have to face that tragedy alone. For 37 years, the staff and volunteers at the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc have helped ease the suffering of victims of crime in Maryland with dignity, respect and compassion. Despite the pandemic, we continue to provide assistance navigating the legal system, free legal consultation regarding victim’s rights, and assistance with social service organizations. Our staff of dedicated advocates and attorneys may be reached at 877- VICTIM1, that’s 877-842-8461 or on-line at www.MdCrimeVictims.org. All our services are free! The Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center Inc, . Continuing the mission of the Stephanie Roper Foundation. Call 877-VICTIM1.

 

 

The Neighborhood Creative Arts Center, a new non-profit community arts center, is now open at 106 St. Mary's Avenue,in La Plata.  Take a class in Music, Art, Sewing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Dance, Kid's Yoga, Musical Theater and more. NCAC;s many talented teachers offer classes in Music, Art, Sewing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Dance, Kid's Yoga, Musical Theater,  Puppetry, Music and Movement for babies and toddlers, Entrepreneur Workshops for Children and more! Neighborhood Creative Arts Center also offers many homeschool events and programs, including Mock Trial, Fun Fridays, Model UN, A Good Old Fashioned Science Fair, and a Homeschool Academy. Please check out neighborhoodcreativeartscenter.org for more information about our free classes, free trial music lessons, and upcoming Spring programs and Summer workshops!  If you would like to present a class or workshop, please reach out through the NCAC website. For more information, feel free to call Ms Georgia at 301-542-9359.

 

 

Project Home is a program that provides housing to adults who need supervision and assistance with daily living because they are unable to live on their own. A Project Home Provider offers care in their own home for 1 to 4 residents. St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking Project Home providers to support the program. 
Who (Project Home Provider): Someone 21 years or older with the ability to provide care in their home and a willingness to assist an adult with a disability. Must have income in order to meet their own household expenses without Project Home reimbursement funds. 
Who (residents): Adults 18 years or older who have a mental, developmental, or physical disability, or are elderly and are unable to live on their own. 
For more information, please contact Lachele Love at 250-895-7077 or Meagan Ricker 240-895-7043

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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/

 

 

At the Center for Life Enrichment, our mission is to provide programs and support services that will increase the vocational and personal potential of individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to provide these services in a unique and individualized manner to improve overall quality of life. Increased independence, integration into the workforce, and the opportunity for social interaction is the focus of our services. The Center for Life Enrichment, Inc. Visit http://www.tcle.org/ For more information

United Way of Calvert County. The United Way of Calvert County (UWCC) was incorporated in 1980 to respond to the human service needs of Calvert County residents. We function as a leader in the community identifying needs and working most often in a collaborative way, to find solutions to those needs. Visit http://unitedwaycalvert.org


The Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region touches hundreds of lives every day. Our mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. We are proud of the wide range of services that we provide throughout the state of Maryland. For more information visit http://www.redcross.org/md/baltimore


Bay Community Support Services (Bay-CSS) is a leader of services to people with disabilities throughout Central and Southern Maryland. Our services enable people with varying abilities, ages and life situations to live and work successfully in their communities. For more information visit http://www.baycss.org/


Calvert Hospice provides compassionate care and comfort to enable dying patients to live their last days in peace and comfort, with dignity and respect. Hospice neither shortens nor extends life, but aims to enhance the quality of life to the end. We do this through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to meeting the needs of the patient and family. The Hospice team includes a registered nurse, a trained and licensed social worker, a member of the clergy, a certified home health aide, and, of course, community volunteers. For more information visit http://www.calverthospice.org/


The Center for Children believes that every child in need should have the opportunity to receive quality mental health care. We are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental health through crisis intervention, therapy, education, and advocacy. Since 1989, the Center for Children has assist over 50,000 children and families across Southern Maryland. Locations: La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick. For more information visit http://www.center-for-children.org/


Christmas in April St. Mary's County is a local chapter of Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, a national volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. We also provide help through work on community projects. For more information visit http://christmasinaprilsmc.org/


Christmas in April of Calvert County is a local chapter of the national volunteer organization. In partnership with the community, it rehabilitates the homes of low-income persons, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live independently in warmth and safety. For more information visit http://www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org/


Christmas in April Charles County is the volunteer organization started in 1990 that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, elderly and disabled, so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence. After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a National Rebuilding Day on the last Saturday in April. Last year 1,051 volunteers of all ages, faiths and walks of life come together to help neighbors in the American barnraising tradition. For more information visit http://www.christmasinaprilcharlescounty.com/



The term Hospice comes from the medieval word for a place of shelter for travelers on a long or difficult journey. Today's Hospice provides care for those who are in the final phase of life's journey in the form of support for terminally ill patients and their families. The entire family is the unit of care. Hospice of Charles County is supported by gifts and donations and we are a United Way Agency. We depend upon financial contributions from individuals or organizations in the community in order to provide Hospice services in Charles County. For more information visit http://www.hospiceofcharlescounty.org/


HOSPICE of St. Mary's, Inc. is a not-for-profit service of St. Mary's Hospital that provides physical, psychological and spiritual care and comfort to those who are terminally ill and their families. HOSPICE also offers grief support to those families and to any community members who have experienced the pain of loss related to death, divorce, suicide, re-location, or other significant life change. HOSPICE is there when it hurts. For more information visit http://www.hospiceofstmarys.org/

 

 

It is the Mission of the Humane Society of Charles County (HSCC) to provide shelter and care for homeless, injured and neglected animals through adoption, fostering, community partnerships, education, and affordable spay-neuter and vaccine services. For more information or to donate visit https://humanesocietycc.org

 

The Humane Society of Calvert County, Inc., improves our community for animals and people by: sheltering and protecting animals from harm; placing them into caring, responsible homes; increase awareness through humane education and community outreach; endeavoring to reduce animal over population and to eliminate cruelty; serving as an advocate for animals by promoting humane standards; and enhancing the relationship between animals and people.  For more information visit https://humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org/


It is the Mission of the Humane Society of Charles County (HSCC) to provide shelter and care for homeless, injured and neglected animals through adoption, fostering, community partnerships, education, and affordable spay-neuter and vaccine services. For more information visit https://humanesocietycc.org/

 

The Maryland 4-H Foundation was founded in 1959 to support Maryland 4-H Programs through its six Pillars of Purpose: Provide Scholarship to 4-H members, furthering their education; implement opportunities for Leadership Development; support the growth of 4-H in Maryland's Communities; provide funding for Project-Based State and National Trips; expand International 4-H Experiences; and recognize the generosity of our Volunteers and Donors. From awards ceremonies to tournaments to fundraisers, the Maryland 4-H Foundation has sponsored many 4-H events over the past fifty-six years. Regardless of the event taking place, the Maryland 4-H Foundation has built and managed the financial resources to support Maryland youth in reaching their fullest potential as competent, caring, and responsible individuals through Maryland 4-H Programs. If you would like to join 4-H, please visit http://extension.umd.edu/4-h/join-4-h for more information.


Patuxent Habitat for Humanity believes that substandard housing and homelessness are unacceptable. Please join us and our mission to activate faith and build hope! We are looking for people from all walks of life -- young and old, skilled and willing-to-learn, rich and poor -- to join in this mountain-moving venture! We invite you to join our team in whatever capacity you can! for more information visit http://patuxenthabitat.org/

 

The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals. Our animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered and receive medical treatment before being placed in carefully selected homes. We strive to educate the community in areas of humane education and responsible pet ownership as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals. For more information visit http://smawl.org/

 

Historic Sotterley officially begins its Guided Tour season on Friday, May 7th, and we have a brand-new offering for 2021!  Along with our wonderful, guided tours with a trained docent, we will also offer a self-guided tour that can be accessed from your cell phone as you wander the site.  This self-guided tour will be available whether you take a guided tour or choose the Grounds Tour, and it will even be made available if you come for a visit on a day when the Visitor Center is not open.  (Grounds Tour fees still apply when Visitor Center is closed, and the fee applies to photographers.)  We are excited to share this new self-guided tour with our visitors and know that it will help bring Sotterley’s history and stories to life. Please be aware that our Guided Tours will still be outside for the time being, and the Visitor Center will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   (This schedule is subject to change as the season progresses, however, so please check the website for updates.) Sotterley will follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID.  Reservations are available but not necessary.  Call if you would like to reserve a tour time—301-373-2280.
Guided tours will be held:· Friday and Saturday at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm. 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm· Sundays at Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm. The grounds are open seven days a week except for holidays.  Monday– Saturday from 10:00 am—4:00 pm on Monday through Saturday, and 11:30—4:00 pm.
Check out Historic Sotterley’s website for more information and to access its many virtual offerings!  www.sotterley.org

 

 

November 29th Events

It's a Retro Christmas Exhibit at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Daily, November 29th until January 2, 2022 (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) from 12PM to 4PM. Enjoy tours in a family friendly retro holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper's quarters. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas exhibit in the museum setting. EXHIBIT ADMISSION: $7.00 for adults; $3.50 for seniors, students and military; and 5 and under free. Open daily, 12PM to 4PM (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). UNIQUE GIFTS IN THE MUSEUM STORE: Complete your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store. We've got a ton of unique, local items for everyone on your list, including our NEW unique Moll Dyer ornament, made especially for the 2021 holiday season.

December 3rd Events

The Port Tobacco Players Present "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" November 26th to December 19th. The Port Tobacco Players Present "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" November 26th to December 19th. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer!  Tiny Tim solicits the help of his friend Charlotte and three sellers at the market to convince Scrooge to give his father Christmas day off through the staging of a spectacle filled with ghosts.  This story is a heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun and a little Christmas magic that catches everyone by surprise. Fridays at 7pm | Saturdays at 5 & 7pm | Sundays at 1 & 3pm. All Tickets $10

 
It's a Retro Christmas Exhibit at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Daily, November 29th until January 2, 2022 (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) from 12PM to 4PM. Enjoy tours in a family friendly retro holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper's quarters. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas exhibit in the museum setting. EXHIBIT ADMISSION: $7.00 for adults; $3.50 for seniors, students and military; and 5 and under free. Open daily, 12PM to 4PM (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). UNIQUE GIFTS IN THE MUSEUM STORE: Complete your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store. We've got a ton of unique, local items for everyone on your list, including our NEW unique Moll Dyer ornament, made especially for the 2021 holiday season.
 
The Hollywood/Leonardtown Optimist Club will have their Christmas Tree Sale at teh Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Hall Parking Lot starting on November 26th until all the trees are sold. For more information visit www.hollywood/leonardtown.com

December 4th Events

Margaret Brent Middle Schools is excited to announce the return of the Margaret Brent Middle School Holiday Bazaar on Saturday December 4th. It will be a festive day with vendors, crafters, door prizes, silent auction, baked goods and food, a tree auction, as well as pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus! If you are interested in the following, please contact Jaime Kamp for more details. jmkamp@smcps.org - reserving a table - donating to the silent auction or tree auction - volunteering the day of the event 
 
 
The Hospice of St. Mary's annual Festival of Trees has gone virtual! We invite all in our community to participate by sponsoring, donating, decorating or bidding. Bid online on Dec. 4, and we'll deliver a fully decorated wreath or tree to your doorstep! All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Hospice of St. Mary's. Please share with your friends and family. Details: www.2021FOT.givesmart.com
 
December, a lovely month with wonderful memories. Join the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society as we perform, in our Renaissance attire, some well-known Christmas favorites, both sacred and secular. We will be presenting some international folk songs of the season in addition to the featured work Christmas Day by Gustav Holst. Our resident composer, W.G. Pete Stokes has written a beautiful new piece, The Oxen. We will have guest instrumentalists performing along with our wonderful accompanist Josh Cockerham. As always, we will close with Silent Night. Tickets available at www.chesapeakechoral.com or call 301-642-0594 or purchase at the door. St Josephs Catholic Parish Center, 4590 St Josephs Way, Pomfret, MD Saturday, December 4, 7:30 pm       
 
 On Saturday, December 4, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Friends of the St. Mary's County Library will be holding a Winter Book Sale at the new Leonardtown Library, 23630 Hayden Farm Lane, Leonardtown, MD. All proceeds directly support the county libraries. Masks are strongly recommended. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.
 
The Calvert Chamber of Commerce will have a Home for the Holidays-Light up Linden festival on Saturday December 4th from 2 - 6:30 pm.  Join us for this FREE, festive, family-fun event! Featuring: Santa Claus & The Grinch, a Tree Lighting at 5:45 p.m., Caroling, Live Music, Vendors, Seasonal Food & Beverages, Activities For All Ages and Much More! Accepting Toys for Tots donations
 
Santa will be at Summerseat Farm, Saturday, Dec 4, 11 to 2. The house will be beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and Santa will be there to hear your Christmas wish. Enjoy holiday cookies and cider, Christmas music, a Christmas raffle, craft room for the kids, Manor house tours, hay rides, visits with the farm animals, with the opportunity for the kids to feed a snack to the animals. Come out for a festive day of family fun on the farm! We are requesting a $20 donation per family. Summerseat Farm is a non-profit organization, completely supported by volunteers, to help preserve the farm.
 

December 5th Events

Calvert Animal Welfare League will have their Joyful Paws 2021 Holiday Open House on Sunday December 5th from 12-4pm at 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd in Prince Frederick. There will be a Bake sale, vendors, holiday shopping at the thrift store, bid or buy it now baskets and photos with Santa (kids and pets welcome)

 

Enjoy the opening of the St. Clement's Island Museum Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit inside the museum with kids' activities, music, refreshments and much more on Sunday December 5th. Run the model trains, see vintage dolls like Barbie's and American Girl dolls and much more. FREE ADMISSION and activities are available for visitors of all ages. Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a wide variety of unique and local items inside the Museum Store, including our brand new exclusive Moll Dyer ornament. The holiday exhibit continues all December long until January 2, 2022 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Great for visiting family and kids.

 

 

December 10th Events

The Port Tobacco Players Present "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" November 26th to December 19th. The Port Tobacco Players Present "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" November 26th to December 19th. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer!  Tiny Tim solicits the help of his friend Charlotte and three sellers at the market to convince Scrooge to give his father Christmas day off through the staging of a spectacle filled with ghosts.  This story is a heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun and a little Christmas magic that catches everyone by surprise. Fridays at 7pm | Saturdays at 5 & 7pm | Sundays at 1 & 3pm. All Tickets $10 

 

The Hollywood/Leonardtown Optimist Club will have their Christmas Tree Sale at teh Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Hall Parking Lot starting on November 26th until all the trees are sold. For more information visit www.hollywood/leonardtown.com

 

December 11th Events

There will be a series of free concerts and art gallery followed by a final showing of the Grinch the Panto for the Great Mills High School Annual Winter Festival of the Arts on December 11, 2021. Chorus concert at 2pm, Orchestra concert at 4pm, Band concert at 6pm. Admission to the Grinch is $10/adult, $8 for students and $5 for thespians.

 

The Suttler Post Farm’s Holiday Open House that is benefitting Hospice of St. Mary’s again this year is December 11-12th 12-5pm both days, admission is $10 and there will be vendors and of course, the Clydesdales that Suttler Post is famous for. Additional information can be found on either Suttler Post Farm’s Facebook, or Hospice of St. Mary’s Facebook page.

December 12th Events

 

 

Sunday, December 12, 2021 – Santa is coming to the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad to pass out goodie bags from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.;  Will be outside if weather permits; (Company 6, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, MD  20692); For more info:  Contact Janie at (240)-298-1896

 

The Suttler Post Farm’s Holiday Open House that is benefitting Hospice of St. Mary’s again this year is December 11-12th 12-5pm both days, admission is $10 and there will be vendors and of course, the Clydesdales that Suttler Post is famous for. Additional information can be found on either Suttler Post Farm’s Facebook, or Hospice of St. Mary’s Facebook page.

December 13th Events

Monday, December 13th 2021 - Red Cross Blood Drive - A blood drive will be held from 1:30 to 6:00 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. ** Social Distancing - Mask required - FH POC: Dee Dee  blondee2rn@md.metrocast.net

December 15th Events

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, don’t miss this opportunity for your voice to be heard. The Calvert County Health Department’s Local Behavioral Health Authority is hosting an event where YOU can ask a panel of experts questions about addiction and treatment options. This FREE event, “Community Conversations: Calvert County’s Innovations on Treating Substance Use Disorders” will be held on December 15, 2021 from 6pm-8pm. This event will be held both virtually and in person, with limited seating at the Prince Frederick Library. For more information on how to register or obtain sign-on information, please call 443-295-8582.

December 17th Events

It's a Retro Christmas Exhibit at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Daily, November 29th until January 2, 2022 (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) from 12PM to 4PM. Enjoy tours in a family friendly retro holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper's quarters. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas exhibit in the museum setting. EXHIBIT ADMISSION: $7.00 for adults; $3.50 for seniors, students and military; and 5 and under free. Open daily, 12PM to 4PM (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). UNIQUE GIFTS IN THE MUSEUM STORE: Complete your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store. We've got a ton of unique, local items for everyone on your list, including our NEW unique Moll Dyer ornament, made especially for the 2021 holiday season.
 
 
The Hollywood/Leonardtown Optimist Club will have their Christmas Tree Sale at teh Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Hall Parking Lot starting on November 26th until all the trees are sold. For more information visit www.hollywood/leonardtown.com

December 18th Events

Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, an official Wreaths across America (WAA) location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 3,113 other locations across the country for National Wreaths across America Day on Saturday December 18th with a general wreath laying at 1 pm. Coordinated and led by local volunteers, fundraising groups that have raised funds throughout the year to sponsor the placement of estimated 6,200 veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our fallen service members laid to rest at Cheltenham. This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures.

December 19th Events

The Port Tobacco Players Present "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" November 26th to December 19th. The Port Tobacco Players Present "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" November 26th to December 19th. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer!  Tiny Tim solicits the help of his friend Charlotte and three sellers at the market to convince Scrooge to give his father Christmas day off through the staging of a spectacle filled with ghosts.  This story is a heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun and a little Christmas magic that catches everyone by surprise. Fridays at 7pm | Saturdays at 5 & 7pm | Sundays at 1 & 3pm. All Tickets $10 Fridays at 7pm | Saturdays at 5 & 7pm | Sundays at 1 & 3pm. All Tickets $10
 
 

December 21st Events

December 24th Events

Alcoholics Anonymous Holiday Alkathons continueous AA meetings will take place this holiday season to help you cope. Christmas even from 6:00pm til 6pm Christmas Day at the Church of the Acension on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park and 9:00 pm New Years Eve til 6pm New Years Day at 25550 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. For more information visit https://www.somdintergroup.org/

 

December 31st Events

Alcoholics Anonymous Holiday Alkathons continueous AA meetings will take place this holiday season to help you cope. Christmas even from 6:00pm til 6pm Christmas Day at the Church of the Acension on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park and 9:00 pm New Years Eve til 6pm New Years Day at 25550 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. For more information visit https://www.somdintergroup.org/

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