Events With On Going Dates

Southern Maryland Survivors is a new Non-profit that just started up in May.  SMS is for all trauma survivors, along with family and friends who have lost loved ones due to trauma in the Southern Maryland area. For more information please go to www.southernmdsurvivors.com or check out our FB page @southernmdsurvivors! We are always looking for donations to help out SMS. 

 

 

 

 

In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2019! We are challenging our fans to pledge for every touchdown we score between September 6th-29th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation: Please go to: https://pledgeit.org/tac19-morganza-md-chopticon-braves? facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball twitter: @chopfootball Email: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com

 

St. Clement's Island Museum invites you to join them for St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids with numerous dates this summer. Join art instructor Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson in exploring fine arts through a variety of artistic styles. Young artists will expand their understanding of art while learning to sketch, paint, draw, weave, sculpt and more. At the end of each session, all participants will create an individualized work of art to share with family and community. For ages 7 to 17, preregistration required; $3 per child. Classes occur April, June, July and August (12PM-3PM). Materials are provided; bring a light snack. To sign up, call 301-769-2222 to reserve your child’s spot as slots fill up quickly. Schedule & Themes April 17: Drawing & Weaving June 18, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” June 19, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” June 20, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” July 9, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting” July 10, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting” July 11, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting" July 23, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 24, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 25, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” August 6, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” August 7, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” August 8, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together”

 

Did you know that just 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood? The fact is that there simply aren’t enough people giving blood, and the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign to urge the public to fill the gaps by making an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer. During the campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters that make up the main blood groups – are disappearing from major brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites to draw attention to the critical importance of blood donations. Just last month, the Red Cross experienced a critical shortage of type O blood, and summer blood shortages are not uncommon. Donors can help fill the missing types by making an appointment to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

 

 

 

The Friends of Maxwell Hall are hosting a free open house of Maxwell Hall (17388 Teagues Point Rd, Hughesville) the last Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through October.  Maxwell Hall is a colonial home that was built in 1768 by a prominent merchant family. Dates include May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, and October 27. Enjoy the various gardens throughout the property, take a hike on one of the nature trails, view the informational displays on the War of 1918, and simply enjoy the peaceful country surroundings of Swanson Creek and the Patuxent River.

 

 

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

 

Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer should visit http://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.

 

There will be a Yard Sale sponsored by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department's Auxiliary, from 8:00am to 12 Noon at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department on eveery second Saturday of the month beginning through October 12th.  Be a BUYER or a SELLER!  It's your choice!  Either way, we would like to see you there!  The cost to reserve a table is $15 for one or $25 for two. Tables must be reserved in advance by contacting Diana, after 5:00pm, at 410-231-1775.

 

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

 

The Drayden African American Schoolhouse will have open houses on select days each month through October from 11 am - 2pm. The schoolhouse is located on Cherryfield Road in Drayden. Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month March 24, April 6, May 4, June 1, June 15, June 16, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5 . Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information. The schoolhouse has been closed for several years, but with the completion of the renovations of the building in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access this significant historic site on the 1st Saturday of each month and during periodic special event weekends. The Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit. Co-hosted by UCAC - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions and the St. Mary's County Museum Division

 

Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? The St. Mary’s County Museum Division and the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions are seeking individuals from the public to volunteer during any of the open houses held at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, MD. Volunteers would assist visitors in accessing and touring the historic site, as well as answering any questions they might have during their visit. The open houses are on the first Saturday of the month and other select days, April through October. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses, and its story represents a significant part of St. Mary's County’s history. The schoolhouse was closed for several years, but with the completion of extensive building renovations in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access the site during the open houses. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact Karen Stone, Museum Division Manager, at karen.stone@stmarysmd.com or 301-769-3235. For more information, programs, admission prices and more, visit the Drayden African American Schoolhouse Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DraydenSchool or call 301-994-1471.

 

 

Looking to get more involved in the community? St. Mary’s County’s Home-Delivered Meals Program is currently seeking volunteers to serve in the Lexington Park area and the southern-most parts of the county. Drivers would pick up meals at the Loffler Senior Activity Center and pack into coolers provided to maintain a safe temperature. Volunteers are assigned to an established route and the deliver meals to homebound seniors on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. To volunteer, persons must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Driver training will be provided by the Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator and experienced Home-Delivered Meals volunteers. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. No meals are delivered on days the Senior Activity Centers are closed. Mileage reimbursement or income tax deductions are available for volunteers. Interested volunteers  should contact Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator Monika Williams at 301-45-4200, ext. 71060, or via email at Monika.Williams@stmarysmd.com.

 

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

 

 

 

Chopticon High School Class of 1969 Chopticon High School Class of 1969 is planning it’s 50th class reunion for the fall of 2019. If you are a member or teacher of this class please contact either of the below listed members to update your contact information so you can receive all of the announcements for the festivities. Sarah Blackistone Richardson 240-925-1119 TheMightySBR@msn.com Norwood Graves 301-848-9525 Saramy1@verizon.net 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

From historic preservation to climate change to subliminal communication through floral design … this year’s Speaker Series at Sotterley will cover a wide array of topics. These are FREE to the public events. Historic Sotterley is pleased to announce the presenters for the 2019 Speaker Series. An important community outreach, this series is yet another way that this National Historic Landmark fulfills its mission of serving as an educational and cultural resource. Due to limited seating, please sign up on our website or call 301-373-2280 for reservations.
THE COMMON CAUSE: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution June 19th  |  7:00 p.m.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PLACE-BASED TEACHING:The Importance of Knowing our History and Culture in Order to Preserve our Democratic Republic August 28th  |  7:00 p.m.
SPY PILOT September 18th  |  7:00 p.m.
SINKING LANDS AND RISING SEAS:Climate Change, Evolution of Chesapeake Bay & Effects on Cultural Resources October 9th  |  7:00 p.m.
FLORAL DIPLOMACY: At the White House October 30th  |  7:00 pm
THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK November 13th  |  7:00 p.m.
For more information visit www.sotterley.org

 

 

July 17th Events

Ahoy, mateys!  Registration is now open for the popular Little Pirates program at Historic St. Mary’s City. The program, designed for children 3—6 years old, is offered in two sessions–July 17 or 18–from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. As a part of the morning, children will “become” a pirate, play games, go on a treasure hunt, and storm Maryland Dove, a representation of a seventeenth-century tall ship! Admission is $10 per child ($8 Friends members) with one accompanying adult free. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum. Payment in full is required at time of registration, which will close on July 10. For more information or registration, contact (240) 895-4990 or email Info@HSMCdigsHistory.org. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about this program, or the museum, visit HSMCdigsHistory.org.

July 18th Events

Ahoy, mateys!  Registration is now open for the popular Little Pirates program at Historic St. Mary’s City. The program, designed for children 3—6 years old, is offered in two sessions–July 17 or 18–from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. As a part of the morning, children will “become” a pirate, play games, go on a treasure hunt, and storm Maryland Dove, a representation of a seventeenth-century tall ship! Admission is $10 per child ($8 Friends members) with one accompanying adult free. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum. Payment in full is required at time of registration, which will close on July 10. For more information or registration, contact (240) 895-4990 or email Info@HSMCdigsHistory.org. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about this program, or the museum, visit HSMCdigsHistory.org.

July 19th Events
The Newtowne Players will present the musical comedy “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” through July 21. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $18 for adults; and $15 for seniors, students and military. Thursdays only, all seats are $13. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447.
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” while not intended for children, is a happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping.
 
Next up in the Port Tobacco Player's 70th Season of shows is  Guys and Dolls – A Musical Comedy Fable! July 12th through August 4th. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Nathan Detroit, a gambler, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck.  Meanwhile, Nathan’s girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the money, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. This production runs for 4 weekends July 12 - August 4, 2019. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military
 
FRIDAY JULY 19– 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.MD-Post206.Org
 
This year’s Summerstock musical performance is “Newsies” based on the book by Harvey Fierstein. Show dates will be Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2019, and Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Great Mills High School. Sunday evening shows begin at 3 p.m. with all other evening shows beginning at 7 p.m. There will also be Saturday Matinees July 20, & 27 at 1 p.m. each day.
Ticket prices: $14 adults /$10 senior citizens 60 years and older /$6 children 10 & under
Matinee prices: $10 adults /$8 senior citizens 60 years and older /$4 children 10 & under
Tickets are on sale online at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/summerstock or you can purchase tickets in person at the Recreation and Parks main office in Leonardtown, MD. Patrons purchasing their ticket(s) online must print their ticket(s) and bring to the show for admittance. Online ticket purchases are highly encouraged due to the possibility of sold out shows. Tickets must be purchased no later than noon the Friday before the chosen show. Doors to the school will open one hour before each performance for ticket sales and patrons will enter the auditorium for general seating 30 minutes before each showtime. For more information, please call 301-475-4200 ext. 71800.
July 20th Events

Chopticon High School Class of '79 is having their 40-year class reunion on July 20th at 6 pm at Olde Breton Inn. Cost will be $40 per person and will include a dinner buffet. E-mail CHSReunion79@gmail.com for more information or check out our Facebook page by searching for "Chopticon High School Class of 1979".

July 26th Events

Next up in the Port Tobacco Player's 70th Season of shows is  Guys and Dolls – A Musical Comedy Fable! July 12th through August 4th. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Nathan Detroit, a gambler, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck.  Meanwhile, Nathan’s girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the money, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. This production runs for 4 weekends July 12 - August 4, 2019. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military

 

This year’s Summerstock musical performance is “Newsies” based on the book by Harvey Fierstein. Show dates will be Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2019, and Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Great Mills High School. Sunday evening shows begin at 3 p.m. with all other evening shows beginning at 7 p.m. There will also be Saturday Matinees July 20, & 27 at 1 p.m. each day.
Ticket prices: $14 adults /$10 senior citizens 60 years and older /$6 children 10 & under
Matinee prices: $10 adults /$8 senior citizens 60 years and older /$4 children 10 & under
Tickets are on sale online at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/summerstock or you can purchase tickets in person at the Recreation and Parks main office in Leonardtown, MD. Patrons purchasing their ticket(s) online must print their ticket(s) and bring to the show for admittance. Online ticket purchases are highly encouraged due to the possibility of sold out shows. Tickets must be purchased no later than noon the Friday before the chosen show. Doors to the school will open one hour before each performance for ticket sales and patrons will enter the auditorium for general seating 30 minutes before each showtime. For more information, please call 301-475-4200 ext. 71800.

July 27th Events

On July 27th join your mateys and a few scurvy scalawags for some pirate fun this summer at the annual Pirates on the Potomac event at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum! This event is geared for children ages 4 to 9 years old. There will be a morning session from 9 am to 12 noon and an afternoon session from 1 pm to 4 pm. Each session will have 12 slots for each age group. Pre-registration is required - cost is $10 per child. Pirates on the Potomac includes lots of buccaneering fun. Everyone is encouraged to dress as pirates for the Costume Contest. This event presents families with the opportunity to learn about Chesapeake Bay and maritime history and heritage as it relates to local pirates who operated around Piney Point. It encourages families to explore the park while children learn buccaneering skills. Call 301-944-1471 for more information and to register. Registration begins on July 1, 2019 and ends on July 23, 2019, so register soon before spots fill up!

 

SATURDAY JULY 27 – ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear music from Ross Crampton from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with the compliments of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome. For more information, call 410-257-9878. http://www.MD-Post206.org

July 28th Events

Get the lead out with Calvert Hospice and the Jerry & Joys 5th Fundraiser for Hospice on Sunday July 28th with Led Zepplin Tribute band Zoso at 150 Adelina Road in Prince Frederick.  Zoso will be performing a Led Zepplin experience. wine, beer & Food for purchase.all proceeds go to Calvert Hospice. Tickets available at runningharevineyard.com

July 29th Events

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Southern Maryland Buy Local Challenge Celebration will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spider Hall Farm in Prince Frederick, Maryland. The summer evening celebration will be set up farmers’ market festival style on the grounds of the 362 acre working family farm, located directly off Route 231 in Calvert County. The general public is invited to experience the bounty of Maryland’s farms, food, and fun, as well as the creative talents of local artists and craftsmen. Over 45 Maryland farm vendors will be participating selling farm-raised meats, cheese, produce, seafood, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, ice cream, farm made soaps and scents, plus tastings and sales from Maryland’s wineries, distilleries and breweries. 

August 1st Events

The Calvert Circuit Court will hold a free civil law assistance clinic on the first Thursday of every month, beginning August 1, 2019.  The clinic will be offered on a first come, first served basis from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  Sign-up begins at 8:30 in the Family Services Office on the first floor of the circuit courthouse, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD.  The clinic will provide the opportunity to consult with a local civil law attorney free of charge regarding the following civil issues only:  contracts, expungements, shielding, landlord/tenant, employment, home improvement and judgments.  The attorney can answer questions about the legal process for civil law cases, assist in the completion of relevant forms and offer limited legal advice.  Further information is available at 410-535-1600, Ext. 2516 or 2524.

August 2nd Events

On August 2, 2019, The Promise Resource Center will host their fourth annual drive-in movie event at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Enjoy pre-movie music, concessions, petting zoo, Snow Zone, drive-in style parking and more followed by the family-friendly movie Small Foot shown on a 60’ screen. Funds raised benefit The Promise Resource Center, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening families in southern Maryland. Parking passes are $5 and tickets are $10 per person online. Children 4 and under are free. For more information and to buy your tickets please visit thepromisecenter.org/drivein or call The Promise Resource Center at (301)-290-0040.

 

 

Next up in the Port Tobacco Player's 70th Season of shows is  Guys and Dolls – A Musical Comedy Fable! July 12th through August 4th. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Nathan Detroit, a gambler, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck.  Meanwhile, Nathan’s girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the money, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. This production runs for 4 weekends July 12 - August 4, 2019. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military

August 3rd Events
Searching for a positive youth sports experience for your sons ordaughters with a "community" feeling? La Plata Youth Soccer Association Fall 2019 registration is open. Cost is $85 for those registered before Aug 3rd. Please visit www.lpysa.org to register
 
The 2019 Charles County Early Childhood Day is a free event that provides parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals with resources to help children get a jump start on education.  Engaging activities for young children will be provided by the vendors in attendance. The rain or shine event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capital Clubhouse (3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf). For more information, contact Laura Durner at 301-396-5241 or GustafsL@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
Enjoy a great weekend during the National Lighthouse Weekend at Piney Point Lighthouse on Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd – 4th from 10AM to 5PM. Piney Point Lighthouse Museum is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road Piney Point, MD 20674. Head to Piney Point for a fun and FREE Open House Weekend in recognition of National Lighthouse Day, celebrated each year on August 7th. Enjoy tours of the museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower and grounds. The official day as designated by Congress, August 7, 1989, is the anniversary of the signing of the August 7, 1789 Congressional Act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” and the date of the first commissioned Federal lighthouse. FREE ADMISSION, donations greatly appreciated.
August 4th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is having their Second Annual Vendor (Independent Consultant) Show on Sunday August 4, 2019 from 10 AM - 3 PM.  It will be held at the Firehouse Social Hall located at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD.  Free Admission and parking.  ATM on site.  Refreshments will be available for sale by the Ladies Auxiliary.

August 5th Events

St. Maries Musica Auditions will take place on Monday August 5th at Leonardtown High School at 7:00 p.m. Love to sing? Come join us! Don't miss out on your opportunity to sing with the premier vocal ensemble of Southern Maryland: St. Maries Musica! Register for auditions today! Go to www.smchoralarts.org/Musica to fill out your audition form, or email us questions at smchoralarts@gmail.com

 

On Monday, August 5th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Coalition will hold an open community meeting at the Calvert Library, Room #3, Prince Frederick.  The featured speakers will be Jennifer Moreland, Director of Community Resources; and Tamara Blake-Wallace, County Planner.  The main topics will be: Status of Affordable Housing; Status of the County Transportation Plan; and Traffic Study Workshops.  For more information, contact calvertkids@outlook.com.

August 6th Events

The National Night Out Block Party for the Patuxent View Community off Rt. 231 on Seagull Beach Road and Dawn Drive in Prince Frederick is Tuesday August 6th from 4-8pm.

August 8th Events
August 10th Events

The 5th Annual Hunters Bash sponsored by the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and Calvert County Ducks Unlimited will take place on Saturday August 10th from Noon until 4:30 pm at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick. Admission is $50 and that includes food, drink (beer and wine), and entry into the main raffle drawings (over $20,000 in main raffle prizes with tickets drawn every 10 minutes. Guns, Cash, Bows, Yeti Coolers and more) Raffle only tickets are $25. Sponsorships are available. To purchase tickets see any PFVFD or DU member, online at www.pfvfd.org or www.calvertdu.com or stop by the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department anytime. Live auction starts at 2 pm. Questions? Contact Marc Cos at 443-532-6136 or email pfvfdsponsors@yahoo.com

 

 

Kick off the school year with Charles County Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3) at her annual “Back-to-School” Community Fiesta on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mattawoman Middle School (10145 Berry Road, Waldorf). Students attending Pre-K through 12 grades are invited to attend. Arrive early, as the first 200 children present will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The “Back to School” Community Fiesta will focus on saying no to bullying, drugs, and texting and driving. During the event, children will have the opportunity to sign pledges to “say no.” Non-profits, local businesses, and state agencies will provide safety and health information and resources for parents. Light refreshments will be served. You can help prepare a local student for school by becoming an event sponsor.  Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, and sponsorship commitments are requested by Monday, July 29. Sponsors are recognized in select advertising materials both prior to and during the event. Those interested in monetary donations need to complete the Receipt for Cash Donations form. Sponsorship information can be downloaded online https://bit.ly/2LwAqST, completed and emailed to StewartEvents@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Volunteers are also needed to assist with planning and assisting at the Back to School Fiesta. Please email StewartEvents@CharlesCountyMD.gov to sign up.

 

The 17th Annual Poker Run will be held to benefit the Residents of the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home on Saturday August 10th. All money collected is used to purchase items specifically requested by the Residents. We request a $20 donation to participate. Frickin Chicken will provide the music, there will be great food and raffle items. Come and join us and support our most needy Vets! Signup is at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home from 11-12:15. For more information visit www.usmvmcmd3.org.

August 11th Events

The Annual Forget Me Not Brunch, Silent Auction and Antique Car Show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association  will be held at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown on Sunday, August 11 from 9 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 17th Events

Join St. Clement's Island Museum for a FREE day of kid-friendly fun on the beautiful waterside lawn of St. Clement's Island Museum on Saturday August 17th from 11 am to 2 pm. Families can enjoy lots of activities including games, crafts, face painting, a bike raffle, snow cones, balloons and lots more. Outside exhibitors include the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad and many more. This event encourages families with young children to visit the St. Clement’s Island Museum and enjoy a day of community fun. Call 301-769-2222 for more information!

 

SMCR is excited to announce the 4th Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, August 17, 2019 on the Patuxent River along the Solomons Island Riverwalk. The Solomons Dragon Boat Festival is a fun filled event of friendly competition and team building while raising funds for much needed programs for SMCR, Inc. Race day will be filled with intense, heart-pounding action and the sounds of Chinese drums will fill the air. A variety of entertainment, food, crafts and kid- friendly activities will round out the event. This free day of fun begins with the Dragon Boat Races on the Patuxent River and includes a parade of teams, live entertainment, a vendor village, and a free parking shuttle. For more information, visit www.SolomonsDragonBoatFestival.com.

 

The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will have an Everything Sale on Saturday Aug 17th with doors opening at 7 am at the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Building.

August 24th Events
The 2nd District Firehouse & Rescue Squad in Valley Lee on the 24th August 2019, Saturday – Community Yard Sale at the 2nd District Volunteer Fire  Department; Time 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., A good way to get rid of unwanted things.; Reserve a table for $10.00;  For more info contact Kelly at 240-299-5261
 
The Southern Maryland Boot Scooters are hosting their third Annual Alzheimer's Benefit Dance at the Waldorf Elks Lodge on Saturday August 24th. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ticket price includes dinner, dance lessons, music and entertainment. Games, silent auction, cake auction, music, dancing and lots of fun! To order tickets send request to Somdbootscooters@gmail.com or call Leslie Harvey at 240-577-2579. 
 
The Historic Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting has become the summertime, favorite event—and for good reason—an incredible selection of popular craft beer, live music with some serious dancing, corn hole and other great games for the competitors, and food trucks with goodies (for purchase) appealing to all taste buds! On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the fun begins at 2:00 p.m. for the V.I.P. Early Party ticket holders and 3:00-8:00 p.m. for everyone! The V.I.P. EARLY PARTY! For an additional $10, you will receive double tasting tickets, and one hour early entry to the party of the summer! V.I.P.s EARLY PARTY at 2:00 p.m.! Total price: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate. ADVANCE over 21 Tasters: $20.00 includes admission, a signature pint glass and four (4 oz) tastings of selections from Maryland's fantastic craft brewers. Purchase additional tasting tickets on-site. Purchase in advance to SAVE your spot and SAVE $5! AT THE GATE ADMISSION: V.I.P. Early Party: $35. Over 21 Tasters: $25. Under 21 & Designated Drivers (Non-tasters): $10. FREE for children under 6. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: www.sotterley.org.
Purchasers of tasting tickets must be 21 or older. Please bring a valid ID or entry to the tasting will be denied. Food & drink will be available for additional purchase. Tasters of the craft brews will have the option to purchase additional tastings. Upon arrival, proceed towards the Warehouse to check in. Please be sure to read all event information and policies before making your purchase.
 
September 5th Events

The Calvert Circuit Court will hold a free civil law assistance clinic on the first Thursday of every month, beginning August 1, 2019.  The clinic will be offered on a first come, first served basis from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  Sign-up begins at 8:30 in the Family Services Office on the first floor of the circuit courthouse, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD.  The clinic will provide the opportunity to consult with a local civil law attorney free of charge regarding the following civil issues only:  contracts, expungements, shielding, landlord/tenant, employment, home improvement and judgments.  The attorney can answer questions about the legal process for civil law cases, assist in the completion of relevant forms and offer limited legal advice.  Further information is available at 410-535-1600, Ext. 2516 or 2524.

September 14th Events

Taste the Beaches supports Project Echo, a homeless shelter in Calvert County. Taste the Beaches is a day fair with a community block party vibe, showcasing local foods, beer/wine, nonfood vendors, large Kids Zone & music entertainment! 2,000 guests each year! Enjoy the day with family and friends in Chesapeake Beach on September 14th at noon for Taste the Beaches.  Music Entertainment by John Luskey, Kenny Holmes and other local musicians. Variety of local food vendors offering main courses, concessions and desserts. Kids menu items available. Local beer, wine and sangria vendors. Food artist will be sculpting a large mermaid out of COOKIES during the event. Kids Zone featuring The Chesapeake Mermaid and The Phillips Wharf Fishmobile (Mobile Aquarium). Play area to include inflatable slides, face painters and balloon artist. Large selection of non-food vendors to include local venues and attractions from Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Raffle Prizes! All proceeds benefit Project Echo, Calvert County's homeless shelter. 

September 21st Events

September 28th Events

The Maryland Veterans Museum will have a Car and Bike Event on Saturday September 28th from 8 am until 4 pm. The museum is located on Rt. 301 in Newburg. There will be live music, food vendors, trophies and more. Bring the family and tour the museum which includes indoor/outdoor and static/activwe exhibits. Rain Date October 5th.

October 3rd Events

The Calvert Circuit Court will hold a free civil law assistance clinic on the first Thursday of every month, beginning August 1, 2019.  The clinic will be offered on a first come, first served basis from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  Sign-up begins at 8:30 in the Family Services Office on the first floor of the circuit courthouse, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD.  The clinic will provide the opportunity to consult with a local civil law attorney free of charge regarding the following civil issues only:  contracts, expungements, shielding, landlord/tenant, employment, home improvement and judgments.  The attorney can answer questions about the legal process for civil law cases, assist in the completion of relevant forms and offer limited legal advice.  Further information is available at 410-535-1600, Ext. 2516 or 2524.

October 5th Events

Join the 7th District Optimist for the Blessing of the Fleet on the grounds of St. Clements Island Museum on October 5th and 6th with gates opening at Noon. The Blessing Of The Fleet commemorates the time-honored tradition of blessing the Southern Maryland watermen's fleet of boats. This celebratory family event live entertainment, free boat excursions, local food, children’s activities, fireworks and more.

November 1st Events

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