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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


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


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 and click on the “Tickets” tab. For more information visit the website as well,


"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


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


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:


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


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 Charles County Antique Arts Association will hold its next meeting at 9:30 am, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at the Charles County Social Services Building, 200 Kent Avenue, La Plata. The presentation will be SUMMER FINDS: WELCOME BACK!  Our September tradition continues as we request members to bring favorite antique items found in flea markets, yard sales, or antique shows. Guests are welcome. For more information, please call 240-271-9838.


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


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! -


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 or contact Kyle Kebaugh at 301-475-4200 ext. *1803 or via email to


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 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


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


The Next Parents Affected By Addiction Meeting will take place at the Charles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, August 25. The doors open at 6 p.m.. There will be a guest speaker, who has been an addict in long-term recover and now is an addictions counselor. The guest will discuss both sides, being and addict and being clean. For more information you can email


There will be Fried Chicken Dinners to go Sponsored by the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Departmnet Auxiliary at 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road in Bel Alton. The dinner will be ready on Friday September 2nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The cost is just $12 per dinner and includes, fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, applesauce and a roll. Help support your local first responders! We’ll see you there.


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


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 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

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
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 ( You can call (301) 884-4071 for further information. You can also visit our website at
Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. will be holding their 3rd Annual 5K Run 3K Walk on Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the Three Notch Trail, Charlotte Hall. The races Starts and Finishes in front of the Northern Senior Center. Run/Walk starts at 9.00 AM. Registration $25.00 (Early bird registration by August 31, 2016 is $20.00.) Date of Event will be $30.00 – 7:30 AM until 8:30 AM sign in and registration – cash or check only. Register online at Powered by Active. com. For more information and to register on line, please visit our web site: or call 301-884-2905.


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. 


The Southern Maryland Young Marines are seeking male and female registered adult volunteers in the Calvert County Area. Young Marines units are community-based programs lead by dedicated Registered Adult Volunteers. Many of these volunteers are former, retired, active duty, or reserve Marines who believe passionately that the values they learned as Marines had a positive effect on them. Though many of our volunteers have prior military experience, it is not required to become a volunteer with the Young Marines. The Young Marines mission of positively impacting America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls cannot be achieved without our team of dedicated adult volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Young Marines Registered Adult Volunteer, please contact the Unit XO Jake KEPICH at 301-379-1557 of All registered adult volunteers are required to complete a background investigation with the National Center for Safety Initiatives ( and submit three letters of recommendation.


Sandy Spring Museum is offering Wild Mushroom Tasting on Saturday, August 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Members of the Mycology Association of Washington (MAW) will cook onsite and provide tastings of a variety of dishes featuring edible wild and exotic mushrooms. Anticipated mushrooms to be featured (subject to local availability) may include locally- collected smooth chanterelles, black trumpet chanterelles, hen of the woods, chicken mushroom, oyster mushroom and cloud ear mushroom. All wild mushrooms will be identified by expert MAW identifiers beforehand. Sandy Spring Museum  is located at 17901 Bentley Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860. You can call 301.774.0022 or visit


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


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


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.


International Student Exchange, (ISE) is looking for loving and caring families or individuals, to host international high school students from around the world for the 2016 - 17 school year. These are excellent students who will attend school for an academic year or semester at your local high school.  The students speak English, have medical insurance and their own spending money. Promote peace and understanding throughout the world. Please open your heart and home to one of these wonderful students.  Contact:   Mary Kay Muders at 301-863-6496 or Visit our website at


The Mechanicsville Optimist Club in conjunction with Corn Hole Junkeez of So. Md. would like to announce its 2nd Corn Hole Tournament event on Saturday August 20th at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. Come sign-up for the tournament and show off your corn hole skills!!  Come and join us in having a good time while helping to support the children of our community!! Proceed from this event go to help the local youth and community service programs. For more information or any questions contact Tim Quade at 240-577-3540.

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 and may be submitted online.


The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad will be holding our next Screen on the Green featuring Zootopia on Saturday August 20.  Bring your chairs or blankets.  Doors open at 7:30 and the movie will start about 8:30pm.  This is a free event but donations gladly accepted.  Concessions will be available.


United Way of Charles County is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Day of Caringsm will take place Thursday, September 1, 2016. Come as an individual or gather a group from your employer and join others from around the county to participate in an event that provides vital services to our Partners. Due to the overwhelming response from our partners, we are in need of over 200 volunteers! Volunteers will begin the day at 7:30 a.m. with a light breakfast at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center located at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf. Volunteers will receive appreciation certificates and tee shirts; will meet with a representative of their chosen agency work site; and then be on their way to various locations to work with the agencies and possibly some of their clients. The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 26, 2016 so that we may plan accordingly. For more information call the United Way of Charles County (301) 609-4844 or visit


The Clements Cuties will have a Nolan Strong Cancer Benefit on Saturday August 20th at 22094 Newtowne Neck Road in Compton. There will be a benefit softball game, live music, food and more. To make a donation, make your checks payable to Clements Cuties Foundation at PO Box 1444 Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Call Ricky for more information at 240-367-7442.


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  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 and select Community Events.  For more information, please send an email to 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 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 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 Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary (LVRSA) is having the 5th Annual EVERYTHING Sale on August 13, 2016 from 7am-2pm at the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Building.  Not only are there plenty of items for sale, there are also tables to rent for $10 if you want to sell your own items.  The LVRSA is also accepting donations to sell. Please contact Debra at 240-298-5444.


August 12 , 2016 Auxiliary Dinner - American Legion Auxiliary of Post 82, La Plata, will hold  a  Dinner Friday,   August 12 , 5 - 8 p.m. -MENU:   Pork BBQ Sandwich $12 OR Fried Shrimp $15;  both with cole slaw and French fries at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-934-8221. PUBLIC WELCOME.


Join the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department Sunday August 28th from 2 pm until 7 pm for the 4th Annual ‘Car Show’. It will be held at the old firehouse at 14201 Brandywine Road.  It will be a ‘Remembering Aquasco and other local tracks reunion’. There will be Guest Speakers, Track Historians, Track footage, Viewers Choice Award and much more. Food, music and door prizes. For more information call Mike at 301-980-6481. Visit


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 Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting and indoor outdoor Yardsale  Saturday August 13,2016.  Yard Sale is being held at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall 28297 Old Village Road from 7am-12pm. Space rental is $10 per 8 foot space.   Spaces only will be provided you must bring your own tables. If you are interested in renting a space contact Danielle Douglass at 240-925-2786.


The Quantico Marine Corps Band performance has been moved to August 25, 2016 (previously August 18th) at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle VA.  The event will be from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Come join us for a summer evening of great music! Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. Under the operational control of the Commander, National Capital Region/Marine Corps Base Quantico, the unit is comprised of active duty Marines who, upon completion of demanding military and musical training, are selected to perform as musical ambassadors of America’s premier military force. Free Admission. Free Parking.


Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday,  August 8th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. This meeting features guest speaker Heather Kojan, founder of Baltimore's Modern Quilt Guild, who will be doing a presentation entitled "Quilting Math". Heather is a fun, innovative, modern quilter. Check out her website - Please join us for the lecture and bring a friend. There is a $5.00 fee for non-members. New members and guest welcome. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public. Visit our website or our Facebook page for more information.


The Southern Maryland 16u Ospreys Fastpitch Softball organization will be holding tryouts on Sunday, August 14th and Saturday, August 20th from 12 pm - 2:00 pm at John V Bagget Park in Laurel Grove, MD.


Calvert County Sheriff's Office Open House at 30 Church Street Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10am - 2pm. Fun Family Activities - Fast Pitch, K-9 Demo's, Train Rides, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Child ID Kits, Building Tours, Foundation 4 Heroes, Tri-County Animal Shelter Pet Adoptions on-site, Monster Trucks/Muscle Cars and more. For additional information call 410-535-1600 ext. 2461.


The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast - August 14th, Sunday: starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.  – Menu Addition BACON BACON BACON – 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 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.


Park Rock Fest 2016 is the place to be on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Saint Mary's County Fairgrounds 42455 Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  Come celebrate the 14th annual Park Rock Fest sponsored by St. Mary's County and the Maryland State Arts Council.  There will be 23 bands performing on one of three concurrent music stages; for non-stop music! The fest features Pop, Punk, Emo, Screamo, Hard Rock, Alternative, Independent, Acoustic, Hardcore, and Metal. The gates open at 11:00 AM and close at 9 PM.  All ages are welcome.  Park Rock Fest is drug free, alcohol free, and an obscenity free event.  For further information go to or call 240-925-8659.


The “Annual Boat Scavenger Hunt” will take place on Saturday, August 20, and proceeds will support the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary.  There will be a non-refundable boat registration fee as follows:  $30 for early registration by 8/14; $40 for registration between 8/15-8/19; and $50 registration for the day of the event on 8/20.   Checks should be made out to SDVRS Aux.   Check-in starts at 2 p.m. at 38270 Palmer Rd, Coltons Point with an air horn start at 3 p.m.  The return check-in is by 6 p.m.   Tee shirts will be available for kids and adults.  There will be a 50/50 raffle, an outdoor bar, and an after party with complimentary food. Live entertainment will start at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy this fun-filled evening with your family. For more information, please call Terra at 240-925-6950.

The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department will have a Crab and Shrimp Feast on Saturday August 20th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food will be served til 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance. The menu includes Steamed crabs and shrimp, pulled pork BBQ, Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob and beer on tap. Tickets can be purchased at the firehouse. For more information please call 410-257-6564 or visit


Blood Drive:  The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Anne Arundel County Blood Bus, will hold a blood drive on Monday, August 8, from 11:30am to 4:30pm at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, 3245 Old Washington Road. To make a reservation call (443) 481-4215 or sign up on-line at: Give the gift of life!


There will be a Fund Raiser for the "Desiree Osvatics Memorial Scholarship" on Saturday August 13th from 8 to 11pm. At THE BRETON BAY COUNTRY CLUB POOL IN LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND". $20 cover. Karaoke. Food & Drink Available for purchase, so come hungry. Reservations can be made by calling 301-481-6573. * All proceeds go to Desiree's Scholarship. A College of Southern Maryland Representative will be present for any questions. Envelopes will be available for Anonymous Cash or Check tax deductible Donations. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


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 for more info!


TUESDAY AUGUST 9 - SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION MEETING – The Members of the Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 will hold itheir monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Level Meeting Hall of the Post.  All Members are urged to attend and make their voices heard.  For more information, call Commander Ward at 410-610-7217.


SATURDAY AUGUST 13 COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion 206.  If you can't dance,  teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206  in the upper level  Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Public warmly welcomed.  Reservations: For information call 301-855-6466.


TUESDAY AUGUST 16– AMERICAN LEGION 206 AUXILIARY MEETING – The Auxiliary General Meeting  begins at 7:00 p.m in the Upper Level Meeting Hall of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206..  All members are encouraged to attend for a very important review of the upcoming year’s budget and rules.  For information call President Janice Marcellas at (301)399-7995.


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:, (Replies must have PRAD in the subject line)  or phone, 301-863-9663.  We hope you will consider joining us at PRAD 2016.


On Thursday, August 18 the Port Tobacco River Conservancy will hold its 9th annual Night on the River.  Join us from 7-10 PM at 7536 Shirley Blv in Port Tobacco, Md where you will enjoy delicious dinner, with amazing drinks while sharing the company and conversation of your fabulous Port Tobacco Watershed neighbors. A local acoustic trio will provide music for the evening.  Items will be available to bid on in our silent auction and you may be the lucky one to win the Cooler of Cheer or 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are only $50 per person or include 9 of your close friends for a group price of  $475.  Tickets are on sale now!  Reserve yours today by visiting our website  For more information, please contact us at 301.934.2025. or email at PTRC@  *All proceeds benefit PTRC, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) dedicated to the conservation of the Port Tobacco River.


Don’t feel like cooking dinner!  Come and join us at the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary’s STEAK DINNER on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Cost is $16 per adult and children age 13+, $12 per child age 5 – 12, and free for children age 4 and under.  The dinner will be an eat in or carry out event at the Rescue Squad located at 43256 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  The menu is: steak- cooked to order and salad, baked potato, green beans and beets.   Desserts will be available for purchase.  Questions please visit our website and select Community Events or call 301-904-3767.


American Chestnut Land Trust’s “2nd Sunday Farmers Markets” are once again being held monthly at 676 Double Oak Rd. in Prince Frederick.  A family friendly event, the next market will be on Sunday August 14th from 1-4pm and will include live music, games for the kids, a local wine tasting and, of course, the sale of just-picked,  naturally grown food!   Proceeds go to support ACLT’s Double Oak Farm which donates its harvest to St. John Vianney’s food pantry right here in Calvert County.  Please visit for more information.


Children of all ages are invited to a SUNDAE SUNDAY on August 14, 1-4, at Shady Side's Captain Avery Museum. The last Sundae Sunday of the summer will feature the Anne Arundel SPCA mobile unit with adoptable pets to pet. That's in addition to lawn games to play, art to create, and sundaes! Admission is free. Sundaes $2.50 small, $5 large. Art canvasses available for $5 each; brushes and paints supplied. See for more info.

The Southern Maryland Velocity Fast Pitch Softball organization will be holding open tryouts for the 2016-17 season for age groups 10,12,14,16,18U. We are also looking for Managers and Coaches for all age groups. Tryouts are Aug. 13th & 20th. (rain are dates 14th & 21st respectively) at 5th District Park, 37880 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Times are 10/12U 10am-11:30am,14U 11:30am-1:00pm,16/18U 1pm-2:30pm.  Interested coaches should fill out the Manager application form on the welcome page or under online forms. Interested players should fill out the tryout registration form on the welcome page or under online forms.  Players should arrive 15-20 min. early to register, stretch and warm up before tryouts begin.  For more information you can visit our web site at or email There will also be a free general skills clinic from 9-10am.  Clinic particpants will need to fill out a registration form on the welcome page of our web site.


The Women to Women networking group, of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, announced it is hosting the 2nd Annual Women to Women Regional Summit for Business Women in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas. The Summit will be held at the College of Southern Maryland's Prince Frederick Campus in the Conference Center in Building B, on August 3rd, 2016 from 8:00am – 1:30pm. More than 100 women leaders in business, politics, health, technology, media, philanthropy, fashion and entertainment will participate in the 2nd Annual Women to Women Regional Summit. For more information and registration for the event, please visit the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce website at or call 410.535.2577.


Hospice of St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for our organization.  The next training classes will be forming in September.  For more information, please contact Katy Crowell, Volunteer Coordinator, at 301-994-3075 or


The Hammond-Harwood House is happy to announce a  tour which will cover nearly 250 years of the African-American Experience at the historic mansion. This tour will cover the stories of men and women, both enslaved and free, who built, maintained and lived in the house. This tour includes the lives of three enslaved women – Mary, Matilda and Juliet. In addition, this tour will tell the story of the house’s connection with freedom-seekers and petitions for freeing certain enslaved men and women, as well as its connection to the American Colonization Society and even with an early African-American artist. As Maryland is America in miniature, the Hammond-Harwood House in so many ways encompasses the whole history of the African-American Experience from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. No reservations required. Tour presented by intern and Phd candidate Christopher Mielke. The internship was funded by the Annapolis Rotary Club. Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401


The Annual Paul Ribeiro Memorial Games will be held on August 13, 2016 and include bocce, soccer, cornhole, and volleyball. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle, face painting, a free throw contest, silent auction, food, desserts and more! The Annual Paul Ribeiro Games commemorate the life of Paul A. Ribeiro through friendly competition over the games he loved to play and celebrates his gentle competitive spirit. Proceeds from the event are donated to Spring Dell Center and Special Olympics. Bocce and cornhole team registration is $20.00. Soccer and volleyball team registration is $50.00. Register online at or send checks payable to Annual Paul Ribeiro Memorial Games to P.O. Box 442, Port Tobacco, MD 20677.  Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information and questions, visit or contact


The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s 6thAnnual Community Kickball Tournament. August 28, 2 p.m. (Sunday) at Hallowing Point Park, Prince Frederick. A benefit in the park that covers all the bases – fun, friendly competition, charity, and all day kickball! To help make our community the best place to live and give. To volunteer, sponsor, register or directions: Sign Up By August 12. Contact the Lisa McKinnon at the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Send by email:, call 240-670-4483 (GIVE), or Go online to

The wildly popular, The Ghosts of Sotterley is coming up soon. This year, we celebrate 18 years of scaring the Southern Maryland community!  We have opened up four August audition dates to the public and are looking for all ages 12 and up! We can’t wait to see the success of this year’s theme, “Witches in the Woods: Will You Make it Out Alive?”  Auditions will be held at the Sotterley Warehouse on: Thursday, August 4th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday, August 6th 10 am - 12 pm, Thursday, August 11th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and Saturday, August 13th 10 am - 12 pm. This year’s Ghosts of Sotterley, “Witches in the Woods,” will run October 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. If you are able to commit to rehearsal dates and to all of these show dates, then you just may be the perfect fit for one of the roles. If interested in Tech Support, Costuming, or Hair & Make-up please contact our Event Manager, Mellanie Teed at 301-373-2280 or


CalvART Gallery artists' Premier Invitational Show August 10 – September 4, 2016. Excitement Arrives!  The calvART Gallery will be showcasing over 20 local artists at our premier invitational!  With works ranging from watercolor, photography and pen & ink, to drift wood sculptures, 3D, jewelry and pottery!    All artwork has been created within the past two years.  Come join us for the opening reception where you can meet the artists, see their work and enjoy appetizers and beverages.  We are so honored to showcase these talented individuals and we know you will enjoy their work as well! The calvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, go to, or call 410-535-9252. The calvART Gallery is a program of the Arts Council of Calvert County.


The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Old Line Chapter will have a Scholarship fundraiser on Saturday August 6th, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at the Fleet Reserve Lodge hall at 21707 Three Notch Rd. Lexington Park, Md. 20653.  $10 donation to enter and eat.  The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club is a US Military Vet and Law Enforcement based Motorcycle Club that has as its core mission to honor all those that have paid the ultimate price for our country or our communities.  The Old Line Chapter is an IRS approved 501 c3 Charity.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH - BROWN BAG AUCTION.  The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will sponsor a Brown Bag Auction at the Ridge Volunteer Firehouse on Route 5 in Ridge, MD.  Doors open at 12 Noon, Auction begins at 2 PM.  Tickets $1 each, 6 for $5, 14 for $10, and an arm's length for $20.  Food, drinks, and baked goods will be sold.  Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Cecilia's Food Pantry and receive 5 free tickets (limit 1 per family).

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 for more information about volunteer opportunities and for a volunteer application form. You may also contact Diana Ogilvie, volunteer coordinator, at 301-497-5565 ( for more information.


The Sixth Annual Running of the Balls will take place in Leonardtown August 6th. Purchasing one golf ball for $5 or five golf balls for $20 will give participants the chance to win $3,000. The golf balls will be released from a chute at the top of a hill on Fenwick St, with hundreds or people cheering the outcome. If your golf ball romps home first, you’ll be the lucky big winner. In addition to $3,000 for first place, nineteen additional valuable prizes will be awarded. Golf balls are available from St Mary’s County Rotary Club members up to the day of the event. The balls start their run at 7 pm. All Proceeds will benefit St Mary’s students and teachers with scholarships and the local, national, and international charitable projects of Rotary, so our county always wins. Come to The Running of the Balls. It’s Leonardtown’s favorite fundraiser!


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 for more information or call 301-290-0040.

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting a casino trip on Sunday, August 14, at a cost of $45.00 per person on a first come/first served basis.  The price includes:  coach bus, water, snacks, $15.00 free play, and a $7.00 food voucher.  The bus will depart from the 7th District Fire House at 8:00 a.m., with a stop at Charlotte Hall at 8:30 a.m.  The expected time for return to the fire house is around 7:00 p.m.  If interested, please call 301-769-2016, 301-769-4042, or 301-769-2654 to reserve your seat or for more information.  Please leave a message and your call will be returned.  Please be sure to make your reservation early.  No refunds after August 1.


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.  Previous participating crafters & vendors’ registration and payment must be received by July 30, 2016 to reserve a spot.  On August 1, 2016 registration will be opened to the public and that deadline for registration and payment is September 30, 2016.  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 and select Community Events.  For more information, please send an email to or call 301-373-3131 and leave a message.


Swarm: Invasion of the Insects Exhibit; Through Aug. 28; Murray Arts Building at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland. This exhibit finds its inspiration in the prolific world of insects, from their form and color, to their mating and eating habits, to their many intriguing survival strategies.  Whether bugs are the fodder for fantastical artistic creations, or a means for artists to engage with the sciences, guests will find a lush exploration of the insect world.   Admission is free for members; $5 for adults; $4 for military; $3 for youth; free for children 5 & under.  For additional information, visit or call 410-326-4640.


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  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 September, October and November. Just $30 for 12ft by 12 ft space. For more info go to or contact Anne at 301-862-1666.


Prince Frederick Massonic Lodge No. 142 will be having a fundradiser to support giving scholarships to students from each of the high schools in Calvert County to include Northern, Huntingtown, Calvert and Patuxent High Schools. Event Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:00 pm. Price: $45.00. Must be Paid and Registered in Advance – It will be a fun afternoon of painting. The Lodge is located at 655 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. You will be provided with everything needed to complete a 16" x 20" canvas painting to take home with you.  No experience is necessary! Light refreshments and cash bar will be available for those attending.  Online payment is required to secure your seat. e at a nominal fee. If you have any questions please contact Terry Royce at 301-452-8540 or

Join members of Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC) on Fridays throughout the summer to paint outdoors! You do not have to be a member and there is no fee.  Just show up at the place listed at 9:00 a.m. Meet together in the parking lot and then paint until 12:00 noon. Gather together for lunch and a friendly critique of each other's works. Bring your own art supplies, lunch & beverage. A reminder email will go out each week with directions.  Email Mary Kercher at to get on the weekly email list. July 1: MCAC, General Smallwood State Park July 8: La Plata Town Hall July 15: St. Ignatius Church, Port Tobacco July 22: Indian Head Village Green July 29: Port Tobacco River, Mary Kercher's Home August 5: Mt Aventine, Chapman State Park August 12: Benedict Pier, Benedict August 19: Waldorf West Library, Waldorf August 26: MCAC, General Smallwood State Park


Golf Tournament and Pig BBQ Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus Council 10957, St Francis Xavier Parish. When: Thursday August 25, 2016, 9:00 AM (Rain date Sept 6, 2016). Where: Breton Bay Golf and Country Club. Format: Four-person team – best ball scramble. Open to Men, Ladies and Junior players  Cost: $80 per person / $320 per foursome . Event includes: Green Fee and Cart, Luncheon & Beverages, Golf Range Balls and Tournament Prizes. Menu: BBQ pig and all the trimmings. Portion of Proceeds go to: K9s for worriers, Council Programs and Charity Activities. POC: Tom Koviak (Chairman) 240-434-1464.


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.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration. Since 1985, the Trust has awarded $65 million in grants and engaged hundreds of thousands of citizen stewards in projects that have a measurable impact on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Volunteer opportunities are available for several fundraising events throughout the year; see the web site at, or contact Molly Alton Mullins at or 410-974-2941 x107.


The OWR 5k Fun Run & Walk is to benefit Operation Warrior Refuge, a local non-profit providing therapy services to military and first responders with PTSD. The event will be held August 27, 2016 at Greenwell State Park. Registration is $20 if registered by August 10, 2016. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook.


Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR) is pleased to announce the 2016 Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival to be held on Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th along the Solomons Island Riverwalk. This free, family friendly 2 day event will include Dragon Boat Races, an Opening Ceremony with a Blessing of the Boats, Parade of the Teams, Live Bands, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Market Place and Food vendors, Dragon/Lion Dance Parade, Wellness Village, Hospitality Tent, and a free Parking shuttle on Saturday.

For more details on participating as member of a Solomons Island Dragon Boat racing team, signing on as a Festival volunteer, or being a food or Marketplace vendor, please check out our website: or our FaceBook page Be a part of the exciting new event coming to Solomons! Join the 2016 Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival! Paddles Up in 66 days!  All proceeds from this event will support Southern Maryland Community Resources, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c ) (3) organization, with the mission to “Bridge the Gap for those with Developmental Differences” in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Encourage your young athletes to register for the 7th annual Youth Triathlon at North Point High School (2500 Davis Road, Waldorf) on Saturday, Aug. 6. This event is open to all youth 15 years old and younger. Each child will swim, bike, and run specified distances determined by their age group. Check-in/registration time is 7 a.m. The event starts at 8 a.m. For more information on these events or other activities offered by the Department of Community Services, visit and, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


Brown Bag Auction for the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will take place on Saturday August 27th 2016 at the Ridge Volunteer Firehouse. Doors open 12 pm : Auction begins 2pm. Tickets $1 a piece, 6 for $5, 14 for $10, or an arms length for $20. We truly have something for everyone! Food, Drinks, and Baked goods will be on sale by the Ridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary. Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry and receive 5 free tickets (Limit 1 per Family). The Ridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Vendor Fair during the Auction. It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Come on out and support the Ridge VRS & Auxiliary and Ridge VFD Auxiliary!



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