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Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar on Having the Conversation on October 4 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Classroom 2. Presenters will talk about the right time to begin having conversations about the end of life. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892.

 

The Twin Beach Players will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach, Md., 20714 October 14-30. The production runs for three consecutive weekends October 14-30. Tickets or additional information is available at www.twinbeachplayers.com

 

Gather some friends and join us for Aww…Shucks Oyster Social , our annual fundraiser for the Dee of St. Mary’s on Saturday, October 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum.  Indulge in locally farmed oysters on the half shell, heavy hors’oeuvres from local restaurants, beer and wine, live music and a unique selection of one-of-a-kind silent auction items.  Enjoy a casual fall evening along the museum’s waterfront and help support the Dee. Tickets are $75 each and available at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

 

On Saturday, October 1st The Patuxent Moose Lodge,  located at the corner of Mervell Dean and Clarke's Landing Roads, Will be holding a Huge Community Yard Sale from 8 am - 2 pm. Spaces are available for rent for just $20/each. For more information contact Regina Gatton at 301-690-5266.

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring a LOTTERY BOOK fundraiser for 2017.  There are only 1,000 books numbered 000 through 999.  Each book has a 3-digit number.  When you purchase a book you will receive a calendar for the year 2017.  A different amount is listed on each day ranging from $25 to $200.  All cash winnings will be determined by the amount indicated on each day of the calendar.  If your number matches the 3-digit Maryland Evening Lottery drawing, you have WON!!!  You have 365 chances to win.  There is over $12,000 in prizes.  Cost is $25 per book.  This will make a great Christmas present, stocking stuffer, or a gift for that one person who you have no idea what to get for them.  You do NOT have to keep track of your number; we will contact you if you win.  For more information contact Alice at 240-538-1760 or e-mail alice.beagles@gmail.com.  We might have your lucky number available for you.

 

Any individual who works a complete shift will be given a free admission ticket along with a Sotterley tasting glass for unlimited tasting. The ticket may be used any time on either day, but NOT during or immediately prior to their shift. (Must be 21 or older with a valid ID). We especially need volunteers for the second shift both days! Please contact Ashley Morgan at coordinator@sotterley.org to sign up today! Or call 301-373-2280. The shifts are approximately as follows: (Please note that these times will vary depending on location!) Saturday, October 1st 2:30 - 6:00, Sunday, October 2nd 10:30 - 2:30, 2:30 - 5:00. There are more Shifts open in the second shift of Saturday and all day Sunday.

 

Maryland law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets are vaccinated for rabies. Protect the ones you love and bring your pet to a free rabies clinic Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department (911 Washington Avenue, La Plata). Dog and cat licenses will be available for purchase.  The fee for a pet license is $5 if your animal is altered and $25 if your animal is not altered. All dogs must be leashed and all cats and ferrets must be contained in a carrier. For more information about the free rabies clinic, call 301-609-3425.

 

On Monday, October 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Coalition will hold an open community meeting at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick.  For more information, contact calvertkids@outlook.com.

 

The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club and Stephen’s Fund will host their 17th annual Holiday Basket Bingo on Sunday November 6th at the Hollywood Volunteer  Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds to benefit special needs children and their families in the community.  Doors open at 12:30.  Pull tabs for baskets, 50/50, food, basket raffle, & more. Please call 240-298-3885 for more information and to be included in the free drawing for the 2016 Christmas Basket.

 

We are excited to announce Summerseat Farm’s First Annual Artisan Market!  The artisan market will be held the first Saturday of October, & November between the hours of 8am-4pm.  Sale items may include homemade, handmade, vintage, or baked items. Cost is $30 per 12 x 12 space.  Vendor application form can be found on our website at www.summerseat.org.

 

The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club invites girls to attend the InternationaI Ice Hockey Federation’s World Girls' Try-Hockey for Free event! All girls ages 3 - 18 are invited! Saturday, October 8th from 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm at the Capital Clubhouse Ice Rink in Waldorf, MD.  What to bring: * helmet (bicycle or any kind) * gloves (any type) * hockey stick (if you have one, or we'll have some there). Ice Skate Rental will be provided if you need it! Come early to register! For more information, visit www.somdsabres.org

 

North Point High School will hold open houses 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and Nov. 16 at the school to showcase the Career and Technology Education and Science, Technology and Industry programs housed at North Point. The evening will feature the 17 STI programs at North Point and is open to parents and eighth grade students who are residents of Charles County interested in applying to a STI program for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be  Monday, October 10th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD.  This meeting features “Member Demos”. Various members will be sharing tips and techniques such as free-motion quilting, perfect half square triangles, mitered corners and double row binding.  The President's Challenge will be announced.  New members and guest welcome.   Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization open to the public.  Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com for more information.

 

Registration is open for a hide tanning workshop scheduled on October 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Hunting season is upon us, and Historic St. Mary’s City is offering a workshop to help learn a traditional approach to hide tanning.  Come and join the Woodland Indian Hamlet staff and learn the native art of turning a deer hide into soft buckskin. This program, designed for beginners, takes you through the steps required to do a natural brain-tanning! Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (240) 895-4990 or email Info@HSMCdigsHistory.org. Cost is $14 per person ($12 Friends members).

 

In September and October, the whole state of Maryland is being asked to read All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. In this unforgettable book, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. There are copies of the print book and the audio book at the library.  You can download the ebook for free from the library in both Overdrive and One Click and the audiobook is downloadable also. Ask your librarian for help with any of these! In Calvert County, there are many opportunities to talk about this book. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

 

There will be a Relay for Life Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday November 6th from Noon until 4 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge on Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. There will be door prizes, raffles, 50/50 and food available. There will be holiday gifts, candles, soaps, home décor, quilts, ornaments, wreaths, hair bows, jewelry and much more.

 

Mark your calendars for the Annual Oyster Festival at Shady Side's Captain Avery Museum on Sunday, October 16, from 12:30 to 5. Enjoy Chesapeake Bay oysters any way you can think of (raw, fried, stewed, shooters, etc) plus lots of other great food, live music, free kids activities, local crafts for sale, and a 5K raffle. Also, choose from a wide selection of value-priced products and services, such as landscape design or privately catered waterfront meals.  Admission $6, 12 & under $2. More at captainaverymuseum.org.

 

The Gals Lead Teen Weekend Experience designed for high school girls in the Southern Maryland Tri-County area will be on November 5 & 6 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express in California, MD. The Gals Lead Teen Program is a transformational two–day weekend experience and training course designed to help young girls embrace who they are at a young age so they blossom into the passionate, purpose-filled women of tomorrow. Know Yourself, Dream Big, Overcome Obstacles, and Take Action.  Enrollment closes on October 15.  Enrollment fee is $25.  Lunch, snacks, and course materials will be provided both days.To register online for the program or for more information, visit www.galslead.org.

 

The Center for Abused Persons is hosting a Community Breakfast, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Center.  This year's theme is Men Making a Difference.  Three speakers will outline their experiences addressing violence in our community.  Also, awards will be given to men making a difference in various fields including government, law enforcement, the military, the clergy, medicine and others.  Tickets are available for $25 each and may be purchased by calling CAP at 301-645-8994.  The Center for Abused Persons, established in 1983, offers services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and others in crisis. The Breakfast is being held during October which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information about CAP, please visit our website at www.centerforabusedpersonscharlescounty.org/wordpress

 

Historic St. Mary’s City is taking registrations for their Adults Only tour on November 5 at 5:00 p.m. The tour will be about an hour in length, and will give visitors a glimpse into the darker side of Maryland’s past.  The dramatic vignettes portrayed are based on real life events found in court records from the colony. Those attending will travel back in time where superstitions led to accusations of witchcraft, murderers became the enforcers of law, and stating your religious beliefs might be punishable by death. Due to adult content, it is recommended for those 18 and over, proof of age will be checked prior to the tour. To make a reservation or for more information, call (240) 895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org.  The cost of the program is $14 per person ($12 Friends members).

Blood Drive:  The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Anne Arundel County Blood Bus, will hold a blood drive on Monday, October 10, from 11:30am to 4:30pm at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department on Old Washington Road. To make a reservation call (443) 481-4215 or sign up on-line at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084CABA92EA5FB6-waldorf4 . Give the gift of life!

 

The 19th annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) College Fair will be Sept. 21 at North Point High School. Charles County juniors and seniors will attend the fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., bussed over from their schools. From 6 to 8 p.m., the fair is open to the public. Representatives of more than 140 colleges and universities will be at the fair. Students who want to attend during school hours must submit a signed permission slip to their school’s college and career advisor. Community members can bring their children to the public session in the evening, where two financial aid workshops will be held. The first workshop is at 6:15 p.m., with another scheduled for 7:15 p.m. There is no cost to attend the fair.

 

There will be a Bull Roast and Oyster Scald at the Ridge American Legion Post 255 on Saturday October 29th from 11 am to 6 pm. There will be live music, 50/50 Raffles, corn hole tournament and a basket of cheer raffle. The public is welcome to attend. Proceeds will go to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and Sons of the American Legion Charities.

 

The Humane Society of Charles County presents 2016 Mutt Madness which will be held on October 9, from 10-4pm at the Charles County Fairgrounds. This event is a FIDO & FAMILY Fun day of games, contests, lure chasing, agility course, little dog races and so much more for the pets you love.  All new Kid Zone area just for the little humans in your pack will feature carnival games, moon bounce, face painting, pony rides, and more.  For more information, visit the Humane Society's website at www.humanesocietycc.org

 

New Direction Community Theater will present Neil Simon’s smash hit comedy “Plaza Suite” on Friday, Sept. 30, at Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard in St. Leonard. The show, which ran over 1,000 performances on Broadway and later become a successful film, will be performed Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8, at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 2 and 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. For reservations, visit http://ndctheater.org.

 

The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue squad in Valley Lee will have an All-You-Can-Eat-Breakfast on October 9th, Sunday: starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.  – Menu Addition BACON BACON BACON – Price Change - Cost for adults is $9.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, BACON, Hot Biscuits, Creamed Chipped Beef, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Assorted Juices, milk and coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999.

 

The Calvert Animal Welfare League is asking for your old shoes! This is a shoe drive to help support the Calvert Animal Welfare League. CAWL is looking for 25 pair per participant. Even if you only have a few pairs - we'll take them. Every pair counts! Then drop off the shoes at the CAWL Adoption Center -- anytime! The drop box is outside, available 24 / 7. Plus, see the CAWL Facebook page for additional drop off locations.

 

On Sept. 30 the Newtowne Players begin their run of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” based on the popular comic novel by Anita Loos and adapted by Kristen Sergel, later became a hit musical and two successful films. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m., with the final performance on Sunday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children under 12. Thursday prices are $10 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at www.newtowneplayers.org, and reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447.

 

The Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club Maryland Chapter 4 is having a Toy Run on September 24, 2016. Starting at 10:00 AM   Starts and ends at Prince Frederick Vol. Fire House. Cost is $20.00 for driver or $10.00 and a new unwrapped toy. Half price for passengers. ALL VEHICLES WELCOMED. Lunch will be provided. Silent auction, 50/50, games. Proceeds will be going to kids in the Social Services Systems, thru no fault of their own, in Charles and St Mary's Counties. Please help us provide a Christmas for these kids! We are a 501 C3 group. More info rkmcmd4@yahoo.com or facebook  Red Knights Motorcycle Club Maryland 4.

 

On Saturday, October 29 from 6pm to 9pm, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Trunk or Treat.  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.

 

On Saturday, November 5, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Craft Sale and Bake Sale.  Come and get some early Christmas shopping done!  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.

 

On Saturday, November 12 from 5pm-11pm, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you to join them in their annual Bull and Oyster Roast.  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.

 

On Saturday, December 17 from 8am-11am, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you all to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee.  Bring your camera and get a pictures with Santa!  Admission by donation.  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.

 

In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon Braves Football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer! The Braves are inviting their fans to pledge a donation for every touchdown they score until October 1. Every touchdown scored by the Braves during this campaign will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and help defeat childhood cancer. To pledge visit: https://pledgeit.org/tac16-chopticon-braves-morganza-md

 

Historic St. Mary’s City is taking registrations for their fall homeschool day, 'Seasonal Work'.  This program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For everything, there is a season, and in every season a job to be done. To the colonists of early Maryland autumn was possibly the most eventful time of the year. From the hard work of the harvest to the bounty it provided, the end of summer and the beginning of winter’s cold. Come and join Historic St. Mary’s City for this hands on day of learning. To register for the day, or for more information, call (240) 895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org. The cost is $5 per child for children age 5 and older, one accompanying adult is free.  Homeschool Day is rain or shine remember to pack a picnic lunch.

 

Bravehouse Theatre at Choption High School Presents "Enchanted April", a play by Matthew Barber on October 27th through the 29th. The curtain goes up at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults/ $5 students.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having their Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, October 1, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rescue Squad’s Annex Building located next to the Squad Building at 21506 Colton Point Road in Avenue. Table rental will be as follows: Inside $15 each and Outside $10 each.  Don't want a table but would like to donate your gently used, clean items? Bring them by the Annex Building during set-up time on Friday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For further information, call Trisha at 301-769-3214.  The members of the Auxiliary would like to thank you for your support.

 

Celebrate Southern Maryland’s longest running festival at Patuxent River Appreciation Days. All members of the family will enjoy free fun from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons.  Toy boat building, free boat rides, great food, music on two stages, are just a few of the activities. On Sunday, don’t miss the PRAD parade starting at 2 p.m.

 

Support Families in recovery at the Annual Benefit and Silent Auction to support Charles County Drug Courts. It all happens September 28th from 4-6 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland in the BI Building - Auditorium 113on Mitchell Road in La Plata. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://familiesinrecovery.eventbrite.com. For more information you can call Meghan at 301-932-3426.

 

Pax Rugby, are in desperate need of members! Pax Rugby practices every Tuesday and Thursday for their Men's and Women's Rugby Teams 6 p.m. and everyone above the age of 17 is welcome to participate and join the club. Games days are: October 15th - Home match between Pax River Rugby and the Philadelphia Gryphons, October 22nd - Home match between Pax River Rugby and Prince William. And on October 29th - Pax Rugby will have a stand at the Airshow on base. All the home matches are located at the end of Clarkes Landing in Hollywood, MD. Practice that ocures on Tuesdays and Thursdays also take place here at Clarkes Landing.

he Tri-County Cruisers Rod & Custom Car Club will host the 17th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show, “Under the Lights,” on Friday, September 23, 2016, 4pm-9:30pm at the Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine, MD (rain date:  September 30). Open to all rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, rat rods, and bikes from all years.  Trailered vehicles are welcome.  Dash plaques will be presented to the first 200 vehicles registered with more than 50 trophies to be awarded.  Great door prizes!  Vehicle registration at the event is $20. General admission is $5 (children 12 and under are free). Vendor and swap meet space available for $35. Proceeds benefit local hospices and community organizations. For more information, call Roger (301/466-7118); Tony (301/399-6597) or Paul (301/751-5705).

 

Mark Wood , international recording artist and one of the founding members of The Tran-Siberian Orchestra to perform with Southern Calvert County Orchestra Students on Tuesday, October 4, 2016  at 7:30 PM at Calvert High School.  Wood will be performing with the students as part of the program. The concert is open to the public. Admission is $5. All proceeds benefit Music Education.

 

There will be a Bull and Oyster Roast, hosted by the Brandywine American Legion, Post 227 – Saturday, October 15, 2016   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – $35.00 ticket ------13505 Cherry Tree Crossing Road, Brandywine, MD – 301-782-3338 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…

 

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the 16th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m.  If you have a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share, or you would like to be part of the parade with a classic vehicle or antique farm equipment, contact the Nanjemoy Community Center coordinator at 301-246-9612. The festivities will begin with a lively parade. Following the parade, participants will enjoy live music, crafts for the kids, face painting, area artists, local heritage displays, classic cars, games, and more. Refreshments and souvenir t-shirts will be available. For more information, call 301-246-9612. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD at 800-735-2258.

 

The Leonardtown Lions Club, in coordination with the American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive on Friday, October 21st, from 08:30am to 2:00pm at St. Andrews Church located at 44078 St Andrews Church Road, California, MD.  To make a reservation call 1-(800) RED CROSS.  Give the gift of life!

 

The Recovery 5K & Mile Walk 2016 Heroes in Recovery: A Community Crusade will take place on September 24th from 8:99 a.m. to Noon. the walk will start at the Indian Head Trail at the Charles County Department of Health on Crain Highway in White Plains. Check in is at 7:30 a.m. For questions call 301-609-6661

 

The 15th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 3rd and 4th, 2016. The museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period.

 

The Down County Triple Crown - Three Races. Three Charities. All Winners will kick off with the The MogJog 5k Race on October 22nd's at the Flat Tops in Lancaster Park in Lexington Park at 10 am. The proceeds will benefit people with developmental differences. Race 2 is the Harvest 5K on Sunday October 30th at Lancaster Park and Race 3 is the Slack and Field 5K on Sunday, November 6 at Woodlawn Farm. All races are timed. Each race is only $25 to pre-register or $30 on race day. Pre-register for all 3 for only $60For more information or to register for the Down County Triple Crown visit http://www.facebook.com/downcountytriplecrown.

 

Manga Otaku Artist Nights are twice a month at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch! Drawing sessions are held on the first Tuesday and the third Monday of every month, with personalized instruction.  As always, Otaku Artist Nights go from 7 to 8:30 PM, and are open to ages 10 to 17. (If you have recently aged out of that range and would still like to attend, please know that you are welcome to do so!) And a special event coming up in October—an art show of our work, with a Manga Art Show Cosplay Party to be held during our Oct. 17 session! So come on in and work on those pieces! The deadline for submissions to the art show will be at the end of our Oct. 4 session. Be sure to sign up ahead of time. You can do that online at http://calvert.lib.md.us/teenevents.html, or call 410-257-2411.

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites classic car owners to exhibit their vehicles at the upcoming Chili in the Garden: Chili Cook-Off & Classic Car Show, on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9am-3pm.   The Car Show is open to all vehicles 1991 and older, including street rods, kit cars, and modified vehicles.  Dash plaques will be presented to the first fifty vehicles driven on site, and awards will be presented to Best of Show, Best Paint, and Most Original. Pre-registration is $10 and day-of registration is $15.  Interested classic car owners can find the registration form under the EVENTS tab at www.annmarigarden.org or call 410-326-4640 to learn more.

Please join The Calvert County Commission for Women and Calvert County Health Department’s Crisis Intervention Center in recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month?   We are inviting you, your family, your friends, and the entire community to join us at our “Community United” Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil and Awards Ceremony being held on October 18th from 7pm to 9pm on the beautiful campus of the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, MD.  The event will honor survivors, families, advocates, and community leaders as well as provide resources on how you can educate yourself and others about domestic violence.  Registration to attend this FREE event is not required, but would help us to ensure there are plenty of resources available for attendees.  Please register by cutting and pasting the link below into your preferred web browser: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-united-domestic-violence-awareness-vigil-and-honorees-ceremony-registration-27035444743?aff=escb&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard

 

State of Maryland Boating Safety Class Plus: Student Introduction to Marlinspike (knots), Charts and VHF Radio use. – Must Attend Both Classes for Certification on Saturdays, October 1st and 8th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 5861 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale Maryland. 1st Family Member - $25, $10 for each additional Member. Presented by: U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-07. Pre-registration will secure your place, Contact: Lynn Fountain – 410-570-5478 or 1941lynn@comcast.net, Chris Jensen – 410-867-8849 or christopher@jensen.org, Dawn Yoder 410-867 2398.

 

Join Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum as they commemorate one of Maryland's fiercest battles on Saturday, September 24, with the "1812 Fair and Reenactment" from10 am to 5 pm and "Tavern Night" from 6 pm to 10 pm. relive the sights and sounds of battle featuring re-enactors from the Maryland Light Dragoons, 16th Regiment of the Maryland Militia, Calvert Arundel Swordsmen and Friends of Maryland's War of 1812, Inc. The event is a full day of entertainment, food, family activities, games and fun set amidst living history. Delve into period crafts and games, hugely popular anchor and pulley, bosun chair and ox cart rides. Learn to play the game of rounders or cricket from Instructor Simon Spaulding. For more information visit their website at www.jefpat.org

 

There will be a Family Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, October 15th at J.P. Ryon Elementary School on Vivian Drive in Waldorf. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. This is a free event for the whole family. There will be educational and fun activities for everyone. By participating in the classes you will be eligible for raffle prizes at the end of the fair. In addition to the classes, there will be information provided on dental care, prescription and narcotic drug awareness (Halloween is approaching), and various resources for healthy living. There will be a Car Seat Safety Check  from 10AM – 1PM, Flu Clinic 10 AM – 1 PM. One Hour Classes 10 AM, 11 AM, Noon CPR for Adults and CPR for Children, Bike Rodeo and Infant Care: Health & Safety. Plus many more classes.

Walk to support the men and women in your life at the 11th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head) and continues for three miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail. Enjoy music, door prizes, food, and a warm-up exercise. The event will be held rain or shine. The registration fee is $25, which includes morning snacks, bottled water, and a nutritious lunch provided by the Town of Indian Head. The first 100 registrants receive a free T-shirt. To download and print the registration form, visit www.charlescountymd.gov/sites/default/files/coadmin/mediaservices/graphicdesign/BreastCancerWalkRegForm.pdf. Proceeds benefit the Charles County breast cancer support group, Sisters at Heart.  For more information on this organization, visit sistersatheartbc.wix.com/sistersupport. For additional information about the walk, call the Indian Head Senior Center at 301-743-2125.

 

Partners In Care, a private non-profit, needs volunteers to drive older members of the community to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other necessary errands.  Volunteers also provide help with our office work, light honey-do repairs in the home and neighborly assistance such as reading and writing, friendly visits, and help in our Upscale-Resale Boutique. We offer a unique culture of service exchange where neighbors help each other and in return ask for assistance when the need arises. Monthly orientation sessions are offered.  Visit our website www.partnersincare.org or email kevinengler@partnersincare.org or call 410-544-4800.

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit Calvert County charities.  We are looking to add new singers to our chorus and no auditions are required.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301 855-7477 or email him at lbrown9601@verizon.net.  Check us out at www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeCommunityChorus.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having their Annual Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner on Sunday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rescue Squad Building, 21530 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD.  The menu will include ½ Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans and Roll with a Homemade Dessert.  The cost will be $14.00 per dinner.  There will also be a 50/50 Raffle.  Come and pick up Sunday dinner for you and your family and help support the Auxiliary.

 

The Ninth Annual ‘Run for Research’ will take place on Saturday September 17th at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. This will be a timed race. You can run or walk; participate competitively or just for fun! Race Start time: 7:30. Race Location: 150 Farren Avenue, Solomons, MD. For more information and to register you may visit www.umces.edu/cbl/5k-run

 

Pax River Rugby would like to extend an open invitation to all those interested in the fast growing sport of rugby. All those interested in playing should visit PAXRUGBY.com for more information.

Join Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum as they commemorate one of Maryland's fierecest battles on Saturday, September 24, with the "1812 Fair and Reenactment" from10 am to 5 pm and "Tavern Night" from 6 pm to 10 pm. relive the sights and sounds of battle featuring reenactors from the Maryland Light Dragoons, 16th Regiment of the Maryland Militia, Calvert Arundel Swordsmen and Friends of Maryland's War of 1812, Inc.The event is a full day of entertainment, food, family activities, games and fun set amidst living history. Delve into period crafts and games, hugely popular anchor and pulley, bosun chair and ox cart rides. Learn to play the game of rounders or cricket from Instructor Simon Spaulding.For more information visit their website at www.jefpat.org

 

The Tri County Youth Services Bureau  invites you to join our “We Stand Strong” Pep Rally  as we promote emergency preparedness as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. It all happens on Saturday September 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth leaders will cover the basics of getting ready for a Disaster. This event will take place at 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD. For more information contact us at 301-645-1837, or via email at info@tcysb.org

 

The annual Bluegrass for Hospice will take place on Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.  Starting at noon, this family event will feature a full day of fun with music, raffles, silent auction, and door prizes. Tickets for Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 can be purchased in advance for $25.00 and will be $30.00 at the gate.  Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult.  You can purchase tickets by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check made payable to “Hospice of St. Mary’s” and mail to P.O. Box 741, California, MD, 20619.  To order by credit card online go to www.bluegrassforhospice.com and click on the “Tickets” tab. For more information visit the website as well, www.bluegrassforhospice.com.

 

"The Mission Community Outreach will be firing up the grills again this year on TWO big weekends in September for their 2nd Annual Fundraising Campaign.   First on September 10th, the Mission will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings, chips and drinks in various Lexington Park and California shopping centers from 9AM – 4PM. Then on September 24th, the Mission will again be in the Lexington Park and California areas from 9AM – 5PM.  The Mission would like to ask for your support to help the homeless and less fortunate here in our own backyard.  So come on out, bring your appetite, and buy a burger and a dog! For a list of locations for the cookout visit their website at http://www.themission01.org.

 

Do you know if your child’s car seat is safe? Find out at a free car seat checkup event! The checkup will be held on September 15, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department at 3170 West Ward Road. At the checkup event, you will learn if the car seat is the correct one for your child and if it is installed properly in the vehicle. You will also learn how to harness your child into the seat correctly. Car seat technicians will review any recalls associated with the car seat, the history of the seat and the crash history of the car to ensure safety. Similar car safety seat checkups are held regularly throughout Maryland. To learn more about this event or to find one near you, call Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) at 800-370-SEAT, or visit www.mdkiss.org.

 

The Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron is again offering the Maryland Safe Boating Course.  The two sessions are Saturday, September 10th, 9am – 3pm and Saturday, September 24th  9am – 12pm for wrap up, review and test. This course is NASBLA approved, and provides the Maryland Boating Safety Certification Card, required to be carried for anyone born after July 1,1972, and are operating any motorized water vessel in Maryland.  All states recognize this boating education card.  The course will be taught at the Navy Air Museum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. To register or to find out more about the Squadron, call Hal Willard at 301-904-7265 or visit the website:  www.usps.org/localusps/patuxent.

 

The Suitland High School Class of 76 will be having their 40th Reunion on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Solomons, Md.. For more information contact Cindy Best Ireland at 410-610-7082.

 

Calvert Hospice announces the fall session of Bridges from September 29 through November 17. The group will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Attendees participate in group activities that assist in coping and healing. There are groups for children ages 6 – 17 and for adult family members.  Pre-registration is required.  To register or receive more info, contact Melinda Ruppert at 410-535-0892 or email mruppert@calverthospice.org.

 

Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by American Legion Riders Post 82 in La Plata on 6330 North Crain Highway on Friday, September 30th from 6-8pm. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Cost is just $10. All proceeds go directly to the American Legion Charities Program.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH - COW PIE BINGO.  The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will sponsor a Cow Pie Bingo at Flat Iron Farm, 45840 Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, rain or shine.  This is a free community event - gates open @ noon, cows released @ 2:00 PM.  Cow pie bingo tickets $10.00 each - 1st place $3000, 2nd place $2000, 3rd place $1000.  Food will be available - there will also be a Classic Car Show, petting zoo, and Flat Iron Farms shops will be open.  For tickets call 301-872-5764.

 

The Sgt. James H. Harris Camp #38, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be conducting a Medal of Honor Commemoration Ceremony for three Union soldiers and sailors from St. Mary’s County at the US Colored Troops Monument in Lexington Park’s Lancaster Park on September 18th 2016 at 2pm. Please join us to pay tribute to St. Mary’s County’s own Medal of Honor Recipients. For any questions please contact Camp Commander Wes Mumper at lcdrmump@hotmail.com.

 

LUNGevity Breathe Deep DC – 5k walk will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 9:00am. The event will take place at the Washington Monument (at the Sylvan Theatre), The National Mall, 15th Street and Independence Ave in Washington, DC. Breathe Deep DC was started by Jerry Sorkin, a Bethesda father of two, who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2007. With the help of LUNGevity Foundation, Sorkin and his friends created Breathe Deep DC, a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. The course is stroller, wheelchair, pet, and bicycle friendly and the walk will take place rain or shine! Check-in/Registration: 9:00 am. Register here! - https://lungevity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=633

 

As summer winds down and cooler weather begins to set in, you’re your plans to take part in the 21st Annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s event is set to tee off on Friday October 7, 2016 at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. This tournament is held annually in memory of Scott Verbic, who was a Recreation Advisory Board Member, Volunteer Coach, and advocate for youth in the community. Space still remains for team entries. Team registration fee is $340 and includes greens/carts fee for 4 golfers, breakfast, lunch, drinks on the course, and door prize entry. Individual registrations will be accepted beginning September 14 at $85 per golfer. The event includes a best ball format, with opportunities to participate in various raffles, closest to the pin, longest drive and other contests. Join us for a day of fun, sportsmanship and giving youth a chance to experience recreation! For more information visit www.stamrysmd.com/recreate/golf or contact Kyle Kebaugh at 301-475-4200 ext. *1803 or via email to kyle.kebaugh@stmarysmd.com.

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Want to learn to play ice hockey? Join the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club! Little Sabres covers six weeks of instruction with equipment and two levels. Level 1 - $60 / Level II - $30. Little Sabres levels I & II provides twelve 45-minute sessions to prepare your child for team hockey! Players will only be allowed to participate in the Little Sabres I and II program one time.  After the completion of Little Sabres II, players who desire to continue with the Sabres would need to register for the 8U cross ice program. Registration is open. The first six-week session begins Sept. 17. Visit our web site www.somdsabres.org for more information.

 

It's HOWL-O-WEEN at Calvert Animal Welfare League!  For a "purrfectly" howling good time, Bring the kids and pets (costumes optional) for pics by a professional photographer. There will be a ghost hunt for the kids, yard sale, bake sale, vendors, adoptable animals, and lots of fun.  Saturday, October 22, from 11 am to 3 pm. 1040 Prince Frederick Boulevard, Prince Frederick, Maryland.  Call 410-535-9300 for more information. If you need additional information, please contact us at cawl@comcast.net.

 

There will be a Casino Fundraiser on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  The price is $50.00 and includes $35 free play, coach bus, snacks and water.  The bus leaves Ridge Fire House @ 8:00am, with pickups at Hollywood Fire Department at 8:30am, Charlotte Hall behind the Post Office by the Oak Tree @8:45 and Waldorf Mattawomen Beantown Park and Ride across from Cemetary @9:00am. Bus will return to Ridge Fire Department at 6:30pm.  For More Info: Contact Lauren Fairfax – (Cell) 301-904-9408, please leave a message and your call will be returned.    Proceeds to benefit the Ridge VFD Auxiliary.

 

Sagepoint Senior Living Services will have a Community Day on September 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a free fun filled day for the entire family with education sessions, tours,, live music, children's activities and more. Boxed lunches and Kona ice will be provided for the first 500 attendees. Located on 10200 La Plata Road in La Plata. For more information visit SagepointCare.org

 

Veterans in Southern Maryland who are making the transition from military to civilian life can always use a little help. The U.S. Department of Veterans wants to provide assistance and make it as convenient as possible for veterans and their families.  The VA mobile vet centers will stop at the CSM La Plata Campus at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Another stop will be at the CSM Leonardtown Campus at 22950 Hollywood Road in Leonardtown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. The mobile vet center will not stop at the Prince Frederick Campus, but a VA center outreach coordinator will be on the campus at 115 J.W. Williams Road in Prince Frederick from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Flagship Building A, Room 101F. For more information, visit http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/.

 

Do you love animals?  We do and we are excited to spend time together on Saturday, October 22, 2016 for the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League Rescue Fun Run and Trail Walk along the beautiful waterfront of Historic St. Mary’s City.  Run or walk alone, as a team, or with your pet.  Grab your favorite Halloween costume, dress up your pet, and join us for a morning of fun.  Visit www.smawl.org for more information and to register.

 

The Mechanicsville VFD Ladies Auxiliary would like to announce there 1st Vendors Only Fair! Sunday September 11, 2016 from 1pm to 3 pm. Vendor Fair will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Space rental for the event is $30 to rent your space or for more information Email tlc82225@msn.com

The Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park honors America’s Heroes. Located at 11000 Crain Highway in Newburg Maryland. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m.  and for special Events. The Museum features compelling and exciting exhibits galleries depicting events from all major wars, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Exclusive displays highlighting little known details of U.S. military life reveal a side of history seldom seen or understood. For more information call 301-932-1900 or visit www.MDvets.cc.
 
American Legion Post 221, located at 21690 Colton Point Rd (Rt. 242), in Avenue, has a Steak, Shrimp, & Fish Dinner Night on the third Friday of every month from 5pm - 8pm. This is an excellent opportunity to get out and meet people in the community. There are several menu items for the adults and kids to enjoy at a reasonable price (http://alpost221.webs.com/steakshrimpfishmenu.htm). You can call (301) 884-4071 for further information. You can also visit our website at http://www.alpost221.webs.com/.
 

On Saturday November 12th, from  9:00 am to 3:00 pm, North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, will host a Holiday Extravaganza featuring crafts, jewelry, unique homemade gifts, clothing, home decor, accessories and other holiday items. Food will be available for purchase. Contact Mandi Harrison at 443-624-4483 to reserve a table. The firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. 

 

History Happy Hour: Pestaurants: Fine Dining on Insects at Sandy Spring Museum on Friday, September 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Is insect consumption a trend or a glimpse into the future? Join entomologist Dr. Richard D. Kramer, as he serves up a few choice edible insects.  Our ancestors ate insects as a matter of course - and maybe our descendants will too! Today, eating insects is becoming more widely accepted, if not embraced wholeheartedly by those who prefer meat-and-potatoes for dinner.  Learn how other cultures utilize insects as food resources and delicacies and sample some "food of the future." Sandy Spring Museum  is located at 17901 Bentley Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860. You can call 301.774.0022 or visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org.

 

United Way of Calvert County’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring will take place on Wednesday, September 14th.  Local residents and employees have the opportunity to spend a workday engaging in meaningful volunteer projects at United Way partner agencies to see, first hand, how United Way dollars are working to meet the needs of our community.  For more information or to register to volunteer, call (410) 535-2000 or visit unitedwaycalvert.org

 

Are you a high school student looking for that perfect homecoming dress? Or a bride or bridesmaid looking for that special wedding dress?  Then this event is for you!  Dress beCause is a fashion forward fundraiser created and organized by a local high school senior.  All proceeds collected will benefit the Special Olympics of St. Mary's County.  New and/or gently used donated formal wear, shoes, accessories, and jewelry will be available for purchase.  Everyone is welcome to attend this event on September 24th at the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge located at 45779 Fire Department Lane off of Chancellor's Run Road.  All dresses and accessories will be available for a nominal fee at this free, and open to the public, community sale.

 

 

Christmas in April*Calvert County, a United Way Community Partner, is now accepting applications for work to be done on homes the last Saturday in April 2017.  Deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 30. Christmas in April* Calvert County, Inc., is a volunteer, non-profit organization that repairs and renovates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly those of the elderly, disabled, and families with children.  The organization and its volunteers are dedicated to the goal of helping these homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence. There is no cost to the homeowner approved for the program. Applications may be obtained at the senior centers, libraries, and churches or may be requested by calling 410-535-9044.  Applications also are available at www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org and may be submitted online.

 

Ladies Auxiliary Unit 93 of Fleet Reserve Association will be holding the 3rd Annual Craft Fair and Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 5th, 9am to 3pm at 21707 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park MD, about 1/4 mile south of PAX NAS Gate 2. All local crafters are cordially invited to participate as the Auxiliary Unit raises money that will benefit our veterans in the local community. The registration form is available by emailing fralafra93@md.metrocast.net.  All details are included on the form.  Deadline to get a space reserved is September 30th.  Limited number of spaces; sign up early to reserve yours!  There will also be a Bake Sale and Basket Raffle.

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is planning their 4th Annual Craft & Vendor Show to be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland.  Crafters and vendors must have their registration and payment by September 30, 2016 to reserve a spot.  Your registration form and check may be mailed to Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary, P.O. Box 94, Hollywood, MD 20636, Attn: Craft & Vendor Show.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary .  To get a Registration Form and Rules & Regulations for the show, visit our website www.hvrs.org and select Community Events.  For more information, please send an email to Hvrsa_craftshow@yahoo.com or call 301-373-3131 and leave a message.

 

On Thursday October 20th from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, hear special educator and speaker Rick Lavoie present "The Motivation Breakthrough:  Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child."  Explore some of the common misconceptions related to student motivation, learn why some approaches are ineffective, and learn which strategies actually work to keep children motivated throughout the school year. The workshop will be held at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Lexington Park. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, go to http://autismsupport-somd.org or call (240) 561-8860.

 

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League, 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 ferrets, cats, dogs and horses. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. Contact info@smawl.org for more information about the clinic or to ask about low cost spay and neuter vouchers for your pet. Clinic Dates: 8/8/2016,  9/12/2016, 10/10/2016, 11/14/2016.

 

The Southern Maryland Center For Independent Living invites to to a Wine Tasking on Friday September 9th from 5 until 7:30 pm. It all takes place at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road in Leonardtown. Enjoy and evening of socializing, fun, networking, wine tasting and delicious appetizers. Tickets are $25 and includes one glass of wine or 6 various wine tastings and appetizers. For more information or to RSVP call 301-884-4498 ext. 1.

Who doesn’t love mini-golf? Friends of Calvert Library are bringing a mini-golf course to the library in Prince Frederick!  They are looking for help to do so.  Whether you have ideas for creating obstacles on the course, want to sponsor a hole, play a round or donate a silent auction item, there are opportunities for you to get involved.  After the library officially closes on Friday, September 23, teens will have a chance to help set up the golf course and be the first ones to play.  Then on Saturday, the course will be open at the price of $5/person (ages 6 and under free) from 11am to 4pm.  That evening, there will be an adult event complete with a silent auction, seated massage, photo booth and a 19th hole (that’s a bar if you aren’t a regular golfer).  Those tickets are $40/person. For more information, call Robyn Truslow or Megan Jones at 410-535-0291.

 

The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Yard Sale - October 1st, Saturday:  Time:  7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Reserve a Table for $10.00; For more information / reserve a table contact: Kelly at 240-299-5261

 

The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Craft Fair – November 5th, Saturday (Fall & Christmas Items – crafters only fair):  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Reserve a space for $25.00; For more information call Darlene at 240-434-1095 after 4:00 p.m.

 

 

On September 9th, 2016 the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold it's 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Swan Point Country & Yacht Club! $100 per person covers a round of golf, greens fees, a golf cart, free beer and drinks during game play, awards and buffet dinner at the end of the tournament. Proceeds will benefit the department, as well as a donation will be made to the Angie Houtz Foundation, a local victim of the 9/11 attacks that gives scholarships to students who attend a Maryland 2 or 4 year college. Visit www.nvrsfd.com/ for more info!

 

We are calling for entries to PRAD 2016.   We still have spaces open for Arts & Crafts vendors for PRAD (Patuxent River Appreciation Days) to be held on Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2016 (always Columbus Day weekend), at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gerry Wood, via email:  gbwood2@verizon.net, (Replies must have PRAD in the subject line)  or phone, 301-863-9663.  We hope you will consider joining us at PRAD 2016.

 

There are opportunities for volunteers to become more personally involved in accomplishing the mission of Patuxent Research Refuge by assisting with public educational programs, helping with wildlife surveys and a variety of other tasks.  To take part in most of these activities, the volunteer must complete required training, sign a volunteer agreement to be kept on file, and commit to volunteering at the refuge a minimum of 8 hours per month for six months. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for most positions, although younger volunteers can be considered if they are volunteering with their parent/guardian. Check the website www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/what_we_do/volunteer.html for more information about volunteer opportunities and for a volunteer application form. You may also contact Diana Ogilvie, volunteer coordinator, at 301-497-5565 (Diana_Ogilvie@fws.gov) for more information.

 

The Calvert Pines Senior Council will hold a Yard Sale Friday, October 21, 9 a.m. — 12 noon at the Calvert Pines Senior Center. Donations of new or gently used household Items are needed. However, no donations of books, clothing or large furniture will be accepted. Donations are tax-deductible. Items may be dropped off at the senior center Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. The Calvert Pines Senior Council holds senior events, maintains the atriums, purchases coffee for the dining room and purchases and maintains computers for programs like the free federal tax preparation for seniors. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit these programs. For more information, call 410-535-4606.

 

The Promise Resource Center is happy to introduce "Special Showings for Special Needs", a sensory-friendly movie series at the R/C Theatre in California, MD. Southern Maryland has a large community of families with special needs children. Many of these families are unable to attend a movie because of sensory issues such as light and sound sensitivity, trouble sitting still or staying quiet. During Special Showings for Special Needs, the sound will be turned down, the lights will be turned up, and parents can bring their own snacks and drinks for children with dietary restrictions.  Parents can relax and children can feel free to sing, cry, shout, or dance in a comfortable, judge-free zone. The showings will begin at 10am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Visit thepromisecenter.org/specialshowings for more information or call 301-290-0040.

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is planning their 4th Annual Craft & Vendor Show to be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland. For more information, please send an email to Hvrsa_craftshow@yahoo.com or call 301-373-3131 and leave a message.

 

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association will have their Second Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation on September 14th at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club. Rain date September 21st. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. $75 a player and that includes green fees, cart, lunch and door prizes.  For more information call 301-481-7702 or email at tammsfa@bellatlantic.net.  Corporate sponsor opportunities and hole sponsors encouraged.

 

Crafters are wanted for The Summerseat Farm and Artisan Market. The market takes place on the 1st Saturday of October and November. Just $30 for 12ft by 12 ft space. For more info go to www.summerseat.org or contact Anne at 301-862-1666.

 

Enjoy a traditional English tea and a tour of a National Historic Landmark, "Poplar Hill on His Lordship’s Kindness," on Saturday, October 15, located at 7606 Woodyard Road in Clinton, MD.  Tea will be served from 2 – 4 P.M., and tours of the historic mansion will be conducted at 1 and 4 P.M. The event is sponsored by Chesapeekers, a chapter of Questers International; supported by the Prince George’s County Historical Society.  Call Mary Ann at 410-286-7586 or Carolyn at 410-257-0257 to make your reservations, which are $25 per person and limited to 40 people total. Festive attire is encouraged; hats and gloves are optional. All proceeds will benefit restoration projects at Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness, which is owned and operated by the John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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