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St. Jude's Walk For The Win will take place March 21, 2015 @ Leonardtown High School Track from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The St. Jude’s Walk for the Win walkathon is a community event organized by Spring Ridge Middle School students to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Participants can download a Sponsor Form from our website: www.walkforthewin2015.wix.com/stjudes. Monetary donations can be made the day of event at LHS Track or sent to Spring Ridge Middle School, ATTN: Mrs. Marissa Kinkaid. For more information visit: www.walkforthewin2015.wix.com/stjudes.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday, March 9th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. The March meeting features a trunk show by master quilter and guild member Florence Stedman. We will be forming the nominating committee for upcoming board elections. New members and guest welcome! For more info, visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public.

 

The Cobb Island VFD & EMS Auxiliary will be having a Fried Fish Dinner, Fri., February 27;  Fri., March 13 & Fri., April 3, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse located at, 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island.  Menu:  Fried Fish, Parsley Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Green Beans and Rolls.  Cost is $12 Adults; $6 children 6-12 and children 5 & under free. Carry out or eat in. Dinner subject to cancellation in winter weather conditions.  For information call 301-259-4375 or 301-259-2730.

 

Calvert Hospice holds a Men’s Grief Support Group the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.  The next group will meet Tuesday, March 17 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. This group is open to all Calvert County men grieving the loss of a loved one and registration is NOT required. For more information about this or other groups hosted by Calvert Hospice, please call Melinda Ruppert at 410-535-0892 or email mruppert@calverthospice.org.

 

Patuxent High School will be holding a pennies for patients drive through March 6th to raise money for a cure to Blood Cancers.  Pennies and all other money can be donated in the boxes throughout the building.  Please consider a donation to this worthy cause.

 

Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to meet the region’s finest wedding vendors Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. for the Hearts & History Bridal Show. Imagine a wedding that’s as unique as you. State House of 1676, Historic St. Mary’s City $5 with reservation. $10 at the door. R.S.V.P. 240-895-4991 or events@digshistory.org by Mar. 26. www.hsmcdigshistory.org/private-events

 

Community Mediation of St. Mary's County is having their 8th Annual Looking for Trouble 5k Fundraiser at the Three Notch Trail in Charlotte Hall! Wear a costume to be entered into the Mystery Drawing! All proceeds benefit Community Mediation of St. Mary’s County, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mediation services to our community and surrounding areas. WHEN: Saturday April 4, 2015. Kids’ Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m. – 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. Will begin and end at the Northern Senior Center. The Northern Senior Center is located at 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. For more information visit www.communitymediationsmc.org

 

There will be a Wine & Design Fundraiser on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Ridge Firehouse located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m., painting starts promptly at 12:00 noon, and ends at 2:00 p.m.  Admission is $45.00 per person.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Contact Debbie Fairfax for more information:  301-904 9829.  You can also go on-line:  www.wineanddesign.com/leonardtown Bring your friends & artistic talent and join us for a fun afternoon.  Proceeds to benefit the Ridge VFD Auxiliary.

Pirates of the Chesapeake!  Father Andrew White School 7th Annual Spring Social!  Tickets are $30 per person and includes:  Beer and Wine, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, and event glass.  Entertainment with a DJ, Live & Silent Auction, Raffles and Door Prizes. Ticket Cost goes up to $40 after April 10th.  You must be 21 or older to attend. Contact Jodi Stanalonis at: stanalonis6@gmail.com or call Jodi at (301) 904-8408.

 

The 2nd District VFD & RS in Valley Lee's upcoming events are: Breakfast with Easter Bunny All-You-Can-Eat is Sunday, March 8, 2015; starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.; Cost for adults is $8.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $4.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Hot Biscuits, Creamed Chipped Beef, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Assorted Juices, milk and coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999. *Craft & Vendor Fair, Sat. April 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..  Stuffed Ham sales & Great Food for Sales;   For more information please call between hours 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.. Robin 301-737-4366 (h) or 240-577-0270

 

Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting its annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The library expects dozens of camps, vacation bible schools, sports clubs, scouting organizations and many other fun summer providers to be present at the Fair.  If you are looking for enriching activities for your children this summer, come on out to this event! For more information, visit CalvertLibrary.info or contact Janice Kenney at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

 

Keep your Colon Rollin'! 10th Anniversary 5k Walk/ Run. Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland and the United States. Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Saint Leonard, MD. Entry Fee: $25 by March 23; $35 Race Day (Participants receive a Tshirt) Registration: Online by March 23: http://www.active.com (Search “Colon Rollin” in Maryland). For more information visit www.calverthealth.org

 

On Sunday, March 29th, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Holy Angels Church, 21340 Colton Point Rd, Avenue, MD  20609, will be serving a delicious Seafood Dinner.  The menu includes:  Fried Oysters, Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Crab Balls, Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Pickled Beets, and all the trimmings!  Served buffet style -- all you can eat!  Adults - $26.00; Children (6 to 12) - $8.00; and Children (5 & under) - Free.  Carryouts are available at $24.00 each.  Advance tickets are also available for $24.00 each. The deadline for advance ticket purchases is March 23rd.  There will be delicious homemade desserts and a craft table!  The raffle prize this year is for a total of $1,500 in cash!  The first prize is $1,000 and the second prize is $500.  Chances are $10.00 each. You do not need to be present to win. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, please call the rectory at 301-769-3332. 

 

Join us for a week of family fun during Spring Break at Sotterley! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, 2015

Daily activities from 10 AM - 4 PM. During the week we offer special programming to include: Guided Trail Walks, Colonial Games on the Portico, Family Archaeology, Learning at the Schoolhouse, Working for the Big House, Living in the Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin, Discovering Sotterley Farm, and Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy.

Admission Prices: $3 per person daily. $10 per person Come & Go during the entire week! Sotterley Members get in FREE (per Membership level)! (Additional cost: $5 per person for 1703 Plantation House tour) For more information visit www.sotterley.org.

 

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society announces Spring 2015 POPS Concert March 14 and 15: Our ever-popular Pops concert will be the Songs of World War II, marking the 75th anniversary of WWII.  Our concert will include a WWII vet who will sing two songs at the age of 93! This concert will be a continuation of last year’s and is the second in a three-part series. The CCAS Spring POPS Concert will be performed at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Maryland on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 - $15 and can be purchased at the door (cash/check only), online at www.chesapeakechoral.com, or by calling 301-642-0594. 

 

If you know of an exceptional Calvert County girl or young woman who has made significant and lasting contributions to her community, while also achieving academic excellence….. here is the perfect opportunity to ensure that she gets the recognition she has earned!  We urge you to nominate her for the prestigious Maryland (statewide) Women of Tomorrow Awards. You can find the criteria, instructions for submitting nominations, and rules, and official Nomination Form at http://www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2015-Nomination-Packet.WOT_.pdf  Nominations must be postmarked or emailed by March 13, 2015.

 

Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School is holding a SUPERHERO 5K RUN/WALK on Saturday, March 14th at 9:00am. Information and registration can be found on the Lettie Marshall Dent School website. Online registration is also available on http://active.com/ - search "Superhero"

 

QUARTER AUCTION - The La Plata Lions Club is holding a Vendor Quarter Auction on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to about 5:00 p.m. at the Lions Hall (former VFW lodge), 9370 Crain Hwy, Bel Alton. Paddles are $3 each or 2 for $5. Products from a number of vendors will be available. Food is available and parking is free. Proceeds benefit Lions supported charitable activities, including: Preschool Vision Screenings, Scholarships, and Christmas Food Baskets. For information, call Joann, 301-932--6727.

This St Patrick's Day the Emergency Response Team will be hosting a party at FOP Lodge 7 at 21215 Chancellors Run Rd, Great Mills MD 20634. The event will be held from 6 PM til midnight with all you can eat and drink provided by ERT. The mission is to encourage the public to drink responsibly this holiday and not Drink & Drive, for that reason each ERT Member is currently selling tickets for admission the cost of which is $20.00 for a ticket before that day OR $25.00 at the door, however if you agree to be a Designated Driver you get in for 1/2 Price! Games will be provided such as pool, darts, cornhole, lucky horseshoes and more. All proceeds from the event will go toward equipping ERT with new equipment and providing advanced training to better serve and carry out their duties. Be safe and drink responsibly.

 

Invitation to the 5th Annual SoMD Sudoku Tournament 2015. Donation entry fees to benefit the St. John’s School Monsignor Harris Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by St. John’s Home School Association & St. John’s Knights of Columbus Council 7914. Start anytime from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, March 7. Tournament information and online registration are on the school website: http://www.sjshollywood.org/AboutSJS/SoMD-Sudoku-Tournament.aspx. Cash prizes to the top three in each of 4 categories. We are providing practice puzzles online for you to work at your leisure, allowing you to determine your level of play and thereby getting rid of any qualifying round. Any questions call Mike Thompson at 301 373 8545.

 

"GROW GARVEY...The Garvey Senior Activity Center Group will provide a status briefing for all Garvey members and concerned citizens on February 26th, 2015, at the Executive Inn & Suites Hotel Conference Room.  The address is 41655 Park Avenue, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  We very much need a great turnout of Garvey Supporters if we are to keep the "Grow Garvey" momentum going. Please join us. Points of contact are Dale Taylor, Chairperson, 301 481 2300; Margaret Forrest, Vice Chairperson, 301 481 5850; Patricia Armstrong, Secretary, 240 298 5653 and Gail Murdock, Parliamentarian 30l 848 9458. RERESHMENTS AND LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED. So please come and join us and provide your expert inputs as we ‘GROW GARVEY.”

 

Our Lady of the Wayside will have a Pancake Breakfast on March 1st, 2015  from 8 to 12 pm at 37575 Chaptico Road at the Loretto Hall.  Prices are $10-Adults $6-Children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee and juice.  Carryouts are also available.  For more information please contact Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871 or at rsbrssll@AOL.COM.

 

There will be a Fried Shrimp Dinner to go at the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department on Friday March 13th to sponsor their Auxiliary. The dinners will be ready to go from 5-7 pm and are just $12. There will be fried shrimp, hush puppies, green beans, coleslaw and applesauce. 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. For more information call Janet at 240-682-4840.

 

Here's a list of upcoming events at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad: 1. Spaghetti Dinners on Friday, Feb. 27th, Mar. 13th, and Mar.27th at the rescue squad located at 21785 FDR Blvd in Lexington Park. Cost is $8 for adults, kids 12 and under is $5, includes salad, spaghetti entree, bread, and drink. Time is from 5-8PM each Friday. Gluten free meals available upon request. 2. $500 visa gift card raffle. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. Drawing will be held on Apr. 15th. Winner will be notified by phone. For ticket sales or questions, call 301-481-1847. 2. Brown Bag Auction Fundraiser on May 3rd from 2-4 PM at the rescue squad located at 21685 FDR Blvd. in Lexington Park. Free admission.

 

The Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance HomeSpun CoffeeHouse will sponsor an Open Mic at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD on Friday, February 27, 2015. This is a great event with many varieties of music and lots of friendship, so if you haven't been to an SMTMD event before, this is a great time to start! The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30. The admission fee for this event is only $7, and performers are admitted free. Light refreshments will be provided (donations are suggested). For additional information, or to sign up to perform, please contact John Garner at garner@wildblue.net or call John at 301-904-4987. Visit www.smtmd.org for directions and more information.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be holding a Basket Bingo on Sunday, March 8th featuring genuine filled named brand baskets. It will be held at the Hughesville Firehouse located on Rt. 231 in Hughesville. Doors open at 1 pm with games starting at 2 pm. Admission is $25. Additional Specials for $1 each. There will also be door prizes, raffle4s and refreshments. For questions you can call Betty Mae at 301-274-3368.

 

The Patuxent High School National Honor Society is accepting donations for a Dress Drive to be held April 11th that will benefit girls of the community during the formal and Prom season. They are accepting gently-used formal dresses and gowns, jewelry, shoes, accessories, unopened makeup, and tax-deductable monetary donations. Donations can be brought to PHS--12485 Southern Connector Blvd. Lusby, MD, 20657, through April 3rd. If your business is interested in donating services or products, or if you have any inquiries, please call (410) 535-7865 with attention to Kelly Poteet.

 

The Calvert County Farm Bureau and Calvert County Young Farmers are hosting a Farm to Table Breakfast in celebration of National Agriculture Week on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 7:00am to 10:30am at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Barstow, MD. Tickets are $12, children six and under are free. Breakfast will feature locally sourced meats, eggs, preserves and honey from Calvert County Farms as well as dairy and other products from Maryland farms. Proceeds from the event will go to the Calvert County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund and young farmer leadership programs. More information can be found at www.calvertfarmbureau.com

 

Want to be a part of giving one hundred thousand dollars back to your community? Join United Way Of Calvert County on March 7th for a rousing Mardi Gras Celebration at Annmarie Gardens in Solomons! From gumbo to jazz, black jack to mimes, be a poar of an authentic Mardi Graz Experience. Try your luck at the jewelry raffle, silent auction and casino games. All proceeds help United Way support 28 local programs improving lives. Visit www.unitedwayclavert.org or cal 410-535-2000.

 

The Leonardtown Middle School PTA and Quality Built Homes is holding the SHAMROCK N ROLL 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK on Saturday, March 21st @ 9:00am. Information and registration can be found on the Leonardtown Middle School Website. Online registration is also available on http://www.active.com/ -- search "Shamrock"

 

Special Event -- Vietnam History Day at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, VA. Join us for a day of remembrance and education focusing on Marines in the Vietnam War. This special day will include guest speakers and displays throughout the day, and members of the Museum's Docent Core will be on hand to share their Vietnam experience. Free admission, free parking.

Friday March 6 9:00am - 5:00pm. For more information visit www.usmcmuseum.org

 

An “all you can eat” ham and cabbage dinner will be hosted by the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary on Saturday, March 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The dinner will be held at the rescue squad located at 43256 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  Carry out dinners will also be available.  The menu includes ham, cabbage, potatoes, beets and corn bread.  Cost is $13 (age 6 and up).  The auxiliary will also have an assortment of desserts available for purchase.

 

A drive thru fried chicken dinner will be hosted by the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad on Sunday, March 22nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The rescue squad is located at 43256 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  The dinner includes one-half fried chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, biscuit and cookies.  Cost is $12 (age 6 and up).  Water and sodas will also be available for purchase.

 

On August 12, 1955, as gale force winds from Hurricane Connie raged up the Chesapeake Bay, a three-masted  schooner by the name of the Levin J. Marvel broke apart off of Holland Point.  Fourteen of the 27 passengers on board died in this tragedy.  Thirteen passengers survived due to the heroic efforts of many local residents. The Bayside History Museum will be presenting a program commemorating “The 60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Marvel” on August 12, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Bay View Hall.  We will also be celebrating the bravery of the LOCAL HEROES and the valiant community effort that came together that terrible night. The Bayside History Museum would like to hear from the public with personal recollections, family stories, and/or memorabilia to share at this event.  Please call Diane Harrison 443-968-2420 or email: baysidehistorymuseum@hotmail.com

 

PaxSpace is a member-operated Makerspace, where people can meet and work on their projects. Our main purpose is to address, coordinate, and provide education and scientific awareness to Southern Maryland to bring back the American spirit to be Makers instead of just consumers. Not sure what a Makerspace is? Come by our Spring Open House on Sunday, April 12th, 11am-5pm to see our new and BIGGER space as well as meet our members. With our four (or more!) 3D printers, CNC router, laser engraver (coming soon), computer lab, electronics shop, and full wood shop we are sure there is something for everyone. In addition to having the space open for tours we will also be building a Laser Engraver!! Please visit www.paxspace.org/spring for more information.

 

St Mary's Church in Bryantown ( on Oliver Shop Rd off of Rt 5) is holding its annual indoor flea market on Saturday March 7th in the school hall from 8am to 1pm.  Come and find some great bargains.  Proceeds support the Church's emergency sharing fund for the local needy.  Donations of items such as toys, kitchen-ware, etc are also needed.  There will be a bake sale table and the kitchen will be open for snacks and lunch items.  For more information, call Mary Branick 301-274-4507.

 

Charles County Children's Aid Society will be hosting a Named Brand Purse Bingo on March 15th at the American Legion La Plata MD. Last year the event was a near sell out so get your tickets NOW. Available by calling 301 908-1680 or 301 645-1561. Also at info@childrens-aid-society.org The Children's Aid Society has been helping families with children in Charles County since 1934. Help support this great non-profit and have fun at the same time!

 

Save the Date for April 18th 2015, for the Earth Day Celebration from 9 am - 3 pm at Caledon State Park ‐11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA, 22485. Sponsored by the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Alice Ferguson Foundation. You must register for this event by calling the park at 540-663-3861. This is the Trash to Art event. Gather Trash from the Potomac and create a piece of art from what you collect. It's fun for the whole family and prizes will be awarded for art pieces.

The Hollywood Lions Club will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday February 20th at St. Andrews Church Hall on Rt. 4 in California Maryland. The Drive will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.. To make an appointment or for more information call 1-800-Give Life.

 

A Guided Winter Hike at the Parkers Creek Preserve - Free. February 21, 2015     1:30PM – 3:30PM at 676 Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Join our American Chestnut Land Trust expert guide on the annual “ACLT Winter Hike”!  Take in views of Parkers Creek and the Bay while looking and listening for wildlife on the excellent ACLT trails!  Hikers of all ages and experience levels welcome. Sorry – no dogs allowed.  Registration required at http://ACLTWEB.ORG  .  Meet at the North Side Trailhead at Double Oak Farm at 1:20 to sign in.  See you there!

 

On March 2, 2015 at 6:15 join us in the meeting room of the La Plata Public Library to learn more about the annual pro-life Life Chain Event in Charles County and how you can be a part of it.  Please email CharlesCountyLifeChain@gmail.com for more information.

 

What: Swing and Ballroom Dance. When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Lesson 7 to 8 p.m. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Where: Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills. Cost: Good faith donation to benefit the Knights and Little Flower School. Details: Take your valentine for a spin on the dance floor! We’ll teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience required! Singles always welcome! Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. For more information, e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call 315-250-5110.

 

The Chesapeake Public Charter school will be holding A Night at the Museum at the Patuxent River Naval Museum on Saturday, March 7th from 7-10pm. Silent auction, wine tasting and dancing. All proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Public Charter School. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple. For more information, please call 240-925-4132.

SPAGHETTI DINNER - The La Plata Lions Club is holding their 16th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the La Plata United Methodist Church (corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 301). The price is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. Carryouts are available. Proceeds benefit Lions supported charitable activities, including: Sight; Scholarships; Youth Activities. Ticket information, call 301-934--4203.

 

Annual Spring Dinner at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1:00PM - 5:00PM. Menu will consist of Stuffed Ham, Fried Oysters, Chicken Salad, Parsley Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, rolls, coffee and tea. Price is $25.00 for adults, $7.00 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. Served buffet style. Carryouts are $25.00 each. Bake table and 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Spring Craft Fair on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Social Hall of the firehouse.  The Craft Fair is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for shopping and browsing.  Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. There will be over 90 Vendors from all around Maryland and Virginia with a variety of merchandise on display to sell. There will also be a 50/50 money raffle and a bake table with a variety of homemade baked goodies for sale. All proceeds from the Craft Fair will benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Looking to get out?  Interested in meeting friends for yourself and your children?  The MOMS Club of Waldorf-West invites you out to our meeting on Wednesday February 18th, 2015 at 10:00am.  Children are welcome to our events!  Email waldorfwestmomsclub@gmail.com for location details.

 

Pitch Tournament – High- Low- Jack - Game. Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015. Where: Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Time: Doors open at 5:45 PM, Tournament starts at 7:00 PM. Must be on time as all tables have to start at once! Cost:  $20.00 for early registration by Wednesday, February 18th    $25.00 at the door (Cash Only) Each bump will cost an additional $1 at your table. Payouts:  1st Place: $300   2nd Place:  $200   3rd Place:  $150   4th Place:  $100   5th Place:  $50 and the BIGGEST Loser will receive $20        Note:  Prize money is guaranteed with 96 or more players. To RSVP or need additional information please contact Jenny Russell at: Jennifer.russell@smeco.coop, Jennifer1107r@msn.com or call 301-904-0169  Monday thru Friday after 4:30 PM – Saturday or Sunday (anytime)

 

Parents Affected by Addiction, PABA, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Talk to someone who understands. Next PABA meeting is Thursday, February 19th @ 6:30pm – Charles County Sheriffs Headquarters, La Plata, MD  -  Doors open @ 6. In attendance:• Sheriff Troy Berry, Kathleen O. O’Brien, Ph.D., CEO of Walden/Sierra MARCH MEETING: Thursday, March 26th @ 6:30pm. Calvert County Library, Room #2. Prince Frederick, Maryland Guest Speaker: Assistant Sheriff, Major McDowell.

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net.

 

37th ANNUAL COLLECTOR'S MARKET - The Charles County Chapter of the American Antique Arts Association is having its 37th Annual Collector's Market on Sat. Mar. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata Firehouse, 911 Shining Willow Way, La Plata. Donation is $3, food is available, and parking is free. Proceeds benefit a Charles County historical project. Call 301-392-1712 for additional information.

 

Film makers from the Tri-County area are invited to submit original productions to the Southern Maryland Film Festival, to be held Saturday, July 11th, 2015 in Leonardtown, Maryland.  All ages and experience levels welcome.  No submission fees.  Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Submission deadline is April 30, 2015. For submission and volunteer information, visit www.smdfs.org .  For sponsorship information, contact Theresa at fotlt@outlook.com.

 

 

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015- "Flowers and Art." The Charles County Antique Arts Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. on March 3, 2015, at the Charles County Social Services Building, 200 Kent Avenue., La Plata, MD. Guest speaker will be Patty Dybynski. Her topic will be "Flowers and Art." How appropriate for the month of March when we all get excited with spring around the corner and expectations of flowers appearing in our gardens. Guests welcome. For more info., call 301-934-6949.

Point Lookout State Park will be having their 6th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo on May 9th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's River State Park in Calloway, MD. It's a catch and release event for youth 15 years old and younger. There will be prizes, snacks and lots of fun. This wonderful event is free. Last year there were over 100 participants and volunteers and theye hope to get even more this year. Come out and enjoy a day of fishing. Pre-registration is required by calling 301-872-5688.

 

Friday, February 13, 2015 there will be a Fried Chicken Dinner from 6 - 8 p.m.  $12 Dinner; $6 Veggie Plate.  Menu:  1/2 Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, rolls, coffee/tea at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-934-8221. PUBLIC WELCOME.

 

Come see what the night sky has to offer with cool, high-tech telescopes.  Drop by the field behind Calvert Library Fairview Branch from 7pm to 8:30pm on Tuesday, February 17, and join the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland’s search of the skies. Telescopes and other astronomical equipment will also be on display inside the library. Talk to experts about everything from meteors and the Milky Way to star clusters and sunspots. With cooperative weather, stargazers should see Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Orion nebula as well as the comet Lovejoy. This is a family event for all ages. If the exhibit and starwatching spark your interest, you might want to follow up with the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland which meets once a month (based on the phase of the moon), usually at Jefferson Patterson Park.  There are no dues and there are plenty of telescopes for viewing.  For more information about the club, check out their website http://somd-astro.s5.com/.  For more information about the event at the library, call Robyn Truslow at Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland, in partnership with St. Mary’s Ryken High School Student Organization for the Interests in the Arts (SOFIA) club, presents Carlos Núñez in concert, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Romuald Hall Auditorium at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown, MD.   Nurture your Celtic spirit and keep your Celtic groove going by adding this to your calendar following St. Patrick’s Day. Come out for a once in a lifetime experience in southern Maryland with Carlos Núñez in concert at 7:30pm. Tickets $30 at the door; advance sale discounts are available online www.cssm.org/tickets.

 

The Friends of Calvert County Seniors will be having a 'Bowl with a Friend' event on Sunday Feb. 22nd from 2 p.m. -4 p.m. at 2275 Solomon's Island Road in Huntingtown, MD. The cost is just $25 per person which includes two hours of bowling and shoes. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle and a wheel of prizes. For more information or to register call 410-535-4606. All proceeds benefit senior citizens in Calvert County.

 

Girl Scout Troop 6058 Zombie Dash Money Earning Event. Where: St Mary’s County Fairgrounds Horse Arena When: Saturday, March 7, 2015. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Zombie Dash begins at 4:30 p.m. Zombie Dash: $20 per entry, t-shirt to first 50 who sign up by Feb 28. $25 cash day of the event. Registrations available online

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13773853 Or Make checks out to Troop 6058. Mail check prior to Feb 25 to Jennifer Ingmire at P.O. box 238 Lexington Park. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners. Rain or Shine.

 

There will be a Basket Bingo sponsored by the Hollywood Lions Club on March 22nd at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with games starting at 1:00 p.m.. There will be a 50/50 raffle and food rovided by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments Ladies Auxiliary.

 

We are the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and we have requested a Fire and EMS {rescue squad} tax rate increase through the St. Mary’s county commissioners for the Second and Ninth districts. We will be holding a public comment and question meeting for the citizens of the Second & Ninth District on Monday Feb. 23 2015 starting at 7pm in our community hall. The street address is 45245 Drayden Road Valley Lee, Md. All concerned members of the community are urged to attend, ask questions and offer their thoughts for the St. Mary’s county board of county commissioners to evaluate this request on this important matter for your community Volunteer Fire department and Rescue squad. Additional information on this and other department matters can be found on our public web site at www.sdvfdrs.org

 

The annual St. Charles Running Festival features a 10-miler, 5K and a Kids Fun Run and is open to runners of all abilities, will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Blue Crabs Stadium. Packet pick-up will be Friday, April 10 at the stadium from 3pm - 6:30pm. Early bird fees are $25 for the 5k and $35 for the 10 miler until March 11! Start time is 8:45am for the 10 miler and 9am for the 5K. Registration is open at www.stcharlesrunfest.com.

 

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer that involves history and interacting with others? Sotterley Plantation may have a perfect opportunity for you! Our Junior Docent Academy will be offered for ages 8 – 18 on June 22 and 23rd, 2015 where you will enhance your communication skills while sharing our rich history and exquisite site with visitors. Upon successful completion, you will become Junior Docents and ambassadors of Historic Sotterley Plantation! Participants will receive a certificate and will be qualified to volunteer for Junior Docent duty in the summer months and for other volunteer opportunities throughout the year. This unique two-day training camp also qualifies as volunteer hours. Cost: $35 per participant which includes a Sotterley Student membership or a $25 credit towards a Sotterley Family membership. Registration Form is available online:www.sotterley.org

 

The Dynard Elementary School 50th Anniversary Steering Committee invites all former students and staff members to attend an Open House and Reception on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.  Student and staff alumni are encouraged to contact Mr. Michael Barbour at mcgabell@md.metrocast.net or 301-769-4569 to RSVP attendance or to share photographs or other documents from the school’s opening.

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Dept Auxiliary will be holding a Pancake Dinner from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday February 17, 2015 at Station 3, 3245 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Cost:  Adults- $10.00    Children 6-12 yrs-$5.00 5 years and under EAT FREE. All you can eat pancake dinner includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy/biscuits, fruit salad, coffee and tea. In the case of inclement weather (snow or ice) it will be cancelled any questions contact: Cindy Kersey 301-645-5292 

 

The Seventh District VFD Auxiliary will be having a Fried Shrimp Dinner on Friday April 3rd, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Seventh District Firehouse 21660 Colton Point  Road, Avenue MD. Menu will include Fried Shrimp, Fries, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Dessert, Tea and Coffee. Adults $12.00, Senior Citizens $11.00 and Children 12 and under $5.00. Adults and Seniors meals will have 8 shrimp and Children's meal will have 4 shrimp. Carryout will be available.

 

The Charlotte Hall & Leonardtown Rotary Club will host their 2nd Annual Basket Bingo on Sunday, March 29th at the Leonardtown Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds will benefit grants and the 2015 BECA High School Scholarship Program. Doors open at 1PM.  Bingo starts at 2PM. To be included in the free drawing for the 2015 Easter Basket please call Shirley at 240-298-3885.

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3 – STEAK NIGHT.  Picky about your steak?  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master and get it the way you want.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room.Public welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY February 6 - BAKED CHICKEN DINNER.   Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  You think you’ve had good chicken?  Commander Jack will prove you wrong.  He will be whipping up his World-Famous Chicken with all the trimmings and salad.  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY February 6 – QUARTER AUCTION.  It’s a night of Fun Fun Fun – ask anyone who has attended a Quarter Auction!  Admission is $3.00 per Paddle or 2 for $5.00.  Bids range from 1 to 4 quarters.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the Auction begins at 7:00 p.m.  Public Welcome.  Hosted by the Auxiliary of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in the Main Hall at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East in Chesapeake Beach.  Food available for sale.  Direct questions to 301-855-6466.  www.ALpost 206.org

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8 – ALL U CARE TO EAT SWEETHEART BREAKFAST.   For a very special treat, bring your Sweetheart to start the day with a hearty breakfast including the Chef’s Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits,  Pastries, Fruit, Chip Beef and assorted beverages.  Public Welcome.  Door Prize Drawings.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $12; kids 6-12 $6; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY  FEBRUARY 10– ITALIAN NIGHT DINNER. Join us for a Chef Granados’ unforgettable Special Italian Dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.    Public Welcome.  The cost is $10, including sides and beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13 –LASAGNA DINNER .     Hosted by the  Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206.   Dinner will be served in the lower level dining room of the Post on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  The price of $10 includes sides and a beverage.  Public warmly welcomed.  For more info call (301)855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

SATURDAY  FEBRUARY  14 – COUNTRY & VALENTINE’S DANCE.  Time to Boogie, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public Welcome.  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  munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level  Ballroom.   For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17 – STEAK NIGHT.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master & you get what you ordered.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room.  Public  welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20  –  SEAFOOD DINNER.  The Chef will be dishing up this luscious entre with all the sides and a beverage beginning at 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm   Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary. This is a meal you won’t soon forget. In the lower level dining room, the cost is $10 including sides, salad, and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.   Public  Welcome.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20 - MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the general meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24 –“CASUAL TUESDAY DINNER”. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu will feature Shrimp.  The cost is $10, including sides, salad, roll, and beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466. Public Welcome.  www.ALpost206. org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 – POTLUCK DINNER.  You won’t be disappointed when you come and join us for the Chef’s Choice Potluck Dinner.  It will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the lower-level Dining Room hosted by the Auxiliary of American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach.   Public  Welcome.  The $10 price includes entrée, salad, sides, roll, and beverage.  Call 301-855-6644 for more information. www.ALpost206.org

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 – TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT.  $100 Buy-in.  Public Welcome.  Doors open at 3:00 p.m.; Games start at 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the Auxiliary of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in the Upper Level Hall of the Post located on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Questions may be directed to Karen Miller at 301-855-0188.  www.ALpost206.org

 

A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Greg Frock, will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30. This would be a great way to take your sweetheart out for Valentine's Day!! For more information and directions go to www.smtmd.org

 

Does your organization have a wish list when it comes to volunteers? Are you looking for funding to build organizational capacity? Please join Volunteer Maryland and the Rural Maryland Council for a free information session, where you will learn about how both organizations can help you build capacity and better serve your mission. Along with information, there will be plenty of time to network and ask questions. Friday, February 20. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Rosedale Manor House at The Greenwell Foundation at 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane in Hollywood, MD 20636. Registration information for this free event is available at www.greenwellfoundation.org

 

Sample the best Patuxent Wine Trail wines (at the gate $15 fee), includes souvenir tasting glass, at the 8th Annual Calvert Arts Festival Saturday, 9 May, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church. No admission fee to shop from outstanding local juried artisans. Delicious food, live entertainment, children’s crafts, raffles & more. Tour our 1692 church & labyrinth. Rain or shine! $ave money; reserve your wine glass at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/694744. Age verified for wine tasting by picture ID at festival. Proceeds benefit parish & community projects. Plenty of free parking, intersection Rts 2 & 4, Sunderland, MD. Formerly Calvert Wine & Arts Festival.

 

There will be a BASKET BINGO sponsored by the Hollywood Lions Club on March 22nd. It will be held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Doors Open at 11:30 a.m. games start at 1:00 p.m. 50/50 Raffle and food will be provided by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

 

The Seventh District VFD Auxiliary will be having a Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM at the Seventh District Firehouse, 21660 Colton Point Road, Avenue MD. Menu will include Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Hash Browns, Baked Apple Dessert, Coffee, Tea and Milk. Adults $9.00, Senior Citizens, $8.00 and Children 12 and under $3.00. Carryout  available.

 

Once a year, the exclusive “Backstairs/Upstairs” tour of Historic Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House is offered to a limited group of visitors. This year’s insider tour experience will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for guests to go behind the scenes, enter rooms not seen on a regular tour, and view our notable collections. Advanced Reservations Required:www.sotterley.org. $15 per person. Limited to 16 people per tour. Indoor and outdoor walking required. (Snow date: 3/14/15)

 

USA Hockey and the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club invite kids, ages 4 to 9, to try hockey for free! Try Hockey For Free Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 8:25am - 9:25am (arrive by 8am) at the Capital Clubhouse, Waldorf. Rental Equipment – Instruction – No Experience Needed – Lots of Fun! Register online: www.tryhockeyforfree.com. The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club's home rink is the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf.

 

Reaching for Your Dreams is the theme of the 2015 Women of the World (WOW) awards luncheon.   Please join us on Saturday, March 14, to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Calvert County women and girls.  This event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus – 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. The cost, which includes a scrumptious luncheon buffet, is $27 for adults.  There is a special $15 rate for anyone age 21 or younger.  So please not only attend, but also bring a young person with you! To reserve your spot, send your name, your email address, and a check payable to the League of Women Voters, PO Box 1510, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  Please note anyone age 21-and-under who qualifies for the special $15 rate.

The Tri-County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will be meeting at the Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall MD, Saturday February 21,at 11:00 AM. For further information call: 443 262-5020 or email:Cynthia at cynthiajforbes@gmail.com.

 

Celebrate friendship and love!  Enjoy wine and delicious appetizers, and check out our silent auction items.  Groove to some jazz performed by Gretchen and Randy Richie. Proceeds benefit the Community Mediation Center of Calvert, which provides free mediation and conflict resolution services to the residents of Calvert County.

Admission is just $35.00 and seating is limited! Come Celebrate February at Friends and Lovers Bistro! Friday, February 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at 14604 Solomons Island Rd. Solomons Island, MD 20688. Call 443-295-7456 for tickets or Mail Check to: CMCC, P.O. Box 807 Solomons, MD 20688 or Pay with Pay Pal: www.calvert-mediation.org

 

The Young Marines is a youth service and education program for youth ages 8-18. The program focuses on instilling the core values of Leadership, Discipline and Teamwork in its members. The Young Marines are committed to setting the example of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and the program is the cornerstone of the Marine Corps' youth drug demand reduction efforts. The Southern Maryland Young Marines will start its next Recruit Training class on March 7th, 2015, with training sessions being held in Chesapeake Beach, MD and Lexington Park, MD. In preparation for the start of Recruit Training, the unit will host a series of Open House events for parents to register children for the program. The Open House events will be in Chesapeake Beach on Feb 7, Lexington Park on Feb 21, and Prince Frederick on Feb 28. A copy of a recent physical is required at registration. If you are interested in learning more about the Young Marines, please contact unit commander, Rob Willis at somdyoungmarines@gmail.com or 240-577-1489.

 

Historic Sotterley Plantation collaborated with many individuals and organizations to create “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”, the living history presentation about Sotterley’s enslaved who left with the British in 1814. Performed live at Sotterley for the past three years, a film version has been created. The public is now invited to attend a viewing of the film version of, “The Choice” on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library in Meeting Room B. This program is recommended by the local chapter of the NAACP and UCAC.

In the summer of 1814, 49 of Sotterley’s enslaved men, women and children joined up with the British to pursue freedom. This event is free to the public. No reservations necessary. Please join us.

 

Learning to boat the right way is important and the increased knowledge will enhance your safety on the water and your enjoyment of the sport. The question is not:  will an accident happen?  The question is:  will you be prepared when an accident happens?  This season, be prepared and sign up for America’s Boating Course presented by the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron starting Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Shangri La Drive, Lexington Park, MD.  Register now by going the USPScalling 301 475-3883.

 

Breakfast is Back! Sons of the American Legion Post 274 monthly Breakfast is on… January 25th 2015. Please join us Sunday morning from 8am to 11:30am Price- $8 for everyone. *Children 4 and under eat free. Our Menu: Eggs and Omelets made to order, Bacon and Sausage, Sausage gravy with biscuits,French toast and Pancakes, Toast and Fruit, Milk, Juice and Coffee. Please join us! Breakfast is a GREAT way to enjoy your Sunday and proceeds benefit the Patuxent Panthers High School Wrestling Team! Dates for following months: February 22nd breakfast proceeds benefit Calvert County Youth Baseball. March 15th proceeds benefit Patuxent High School Naval Junior Reserves Officer Training Corp(NJROTC). April 26th  proceeds benefit Patuxent High School Swim and Lacrosse Teams.

 

There will be a Purse Bingo on February 22, 2015 at the Ridge Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Doors open at 1:00 pm, Bingo starts at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 each Advanced Sales and $30 at the Door and include 20 regular games of Bingo. Additional regular game packs will be available at $5 each. Specials (Pack of 5) will be on sale for $5 each. There will also be Food and Raffles.  Advanced Tickets can be reserved from Dawn Gatton at 301-872-5090 or Debbie Fairfax at 301-904-9829. Reserved seating for parties of 6 or more. Special drawings for those purchasing advanced tickets. Proceeds to benefit the Ridge VFD Auxiliary. No children permitted unless they have their own ticket and are accompanied by a paying adult. There will be only one item won per game.

 

On Saturday, February, 7, 2015, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County will present a workshop on How to be an Effective Parent Advocate for Your Child. This full-day, 2-part workshop will be held at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach, MD and will include breakfast, lunch, workshops and materials. Topics will include: getting organized for the IEP; creating a paper trail; decoding assessment scores and more. Cost is $30.00 per person or $50.00 per couple (sharing 1 materials packet.) Free childcare provided by the Calvert County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services, if requested by February 6, 2015. Same day workshop registration is welcome, but will cost $5 more per person with no childcare offered. For more information, please email aaacc@asdcalvert.org or mail a check or money order with your name, address and phone number to AAACC, PO Box 2323, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Credit cards can be accepted through Paypal with advance registration.

 

Theodore G. Davis Middle School is hosting the Harlem Wizards basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in a staff versus Wizards’ player’s game, beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Davis Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program. The Harlem Wizards will also perform their aerobatic stunts and basketball tricks. Ticket prices are listed below and are per person: Advanced purchase – general admission, $10 for students and $12 for adults; reserved seating, $18 for students and adults; and courtside plus, $25 for students and adults. Tickets purchased at the door – general admission, $12 for students and $15 for adults.

 

New Direction Community Theater in Southern Calvert County will hold auditions for its Spring production, Jack Sharkey’s wild mystery-comedy “Who’s on First?” on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28-29, and Saturday, Jan. 31.

The Wednesday audition will be in the Southern Community Center, with the Thursday audions at the Fairview Library. Both will be at 7 p.m. The Saturday audition will be at the Southern Community Center, starting at 10 a.m. The Southern Community Center is located at 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby; the Fairview Library is located at 8120 Southern Maryland Boulevard (Route 4 at Chaneyville Road) in Owings. Auditions will be readings from the script. Performances will be in May. For more information, contact director Rick Thompson at (410) 535-2144.

Have you ever wondered what your precious heirlooms are worth? You can find out at the St. Mary's County Museum Division’s Appraiser Fair at the St. Clement's Island Museum on Saturday, January 24. The fair takes place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Expert appraisers experienced on the following categories will be on hand:  fine arts, jewelry, antique and vintage dolls, coins, clocks and medals. There is a limit of two items per person in this category for a fee of $5 per item.  Other category fees are $5 each for the first two items and $10 per item thereafter.  Please only bring items which can be hand-carried. Space is limited and items will be viewed on a first come, first served basis. For more information and directions, call the St. Clement's Island Museum at 301-769-2222.

 

The Mechanicsville Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Friday February 6, 2015 from 5pm-8pm at the Mechanicsville  Vol. Fire Dept. social hall. We will be offering 2 types of sauces, garlic bread and salad for each meal. The cost of Dinners will be Adults -$10, children 6-10-$5, children 5 and under Free! Bring your family and Friends. All proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department.

 

Looking for a place to take your family to Breakfast? Bring your Family and Friends Sunday January 25, 2015 from 8am- 11am  to Mechancisville Vol. Fire Department As there Ladies prepare a delicious home cooked breakfast. Our menu will consist of Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Ham, Sausage Links, Biscuts, and French Toast Sticks. The cost of Breakfast is $8 for ages 11 and up, $4 ages 6-10 under 5 is Free! We look forward to seeing you!

 

The Second Annual Spring Craft Fair, sponsored by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, will be held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall on Sunday, March 29th 2015. The firehouse is located on Three Notch Road in Hollywood. Information about vendor space rental may be obtained by contacting Leone Gatton at 301-373-2221 or by visiting the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department website at www.hvd7.com. The spring craft fair will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be free parking and admission.

 

The 7th annual production of the Passion of Christ Southern Maryland will be April 3 & 4th at 7 PM.  Auditions will be at Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane Lusby, MD 20657 on Saturdays February 7, 14 and 21 from 10  AM to 2 PM.  We are looking for actors, singers and dancers.  The cast is predominantly adults, but we also have parts for children (6 and up).  Overall there are approximately 60 parts.  Please come prepared with a piece that shows off your talents.  If you are interested in a technical position, you can come and talk to the director at the auditions as well.  If you have never participated in a play before, please come and we will help you through the audition process.

 

Root to STEM is hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workshop for Girl Scouts and other young women in Southern MD. The event will take place in Solomons Island on March 7th from 12-4PM. Girl Scouts will be awarded the Science and Technology badge. All supplies are included, and all girls will leave with a take-home STEM kit. For more information, please call (410) 849-9811.

The Waldorf Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Waldorf Firehouse on Route 925 Old Washington Road on February 9th from Noon - 5:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome after 1:00 p.m. For more information or to set up an appointment call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.

 

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center (Forrest Center) will host its fifteenth annual Forrest Center Tech Expo on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the school site located at 24005 Point Lookout Road, directly across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland. The purpose of the Forrest Center Tech Expo is to familiarize students and parents with Career and Technology Education (CTE) career options offered. For more details, contact the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center at 301-475-0242.  In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date for the Forrest Center Tech Expo will be Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 5:30-8:00.

 

The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club's home arena is the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD and draws players from Charles, St. Mary's, Calvert, Prince George's, King George counties and beyond. The Sabres offer a range of ice programs including learn to play hockey, recreational teams, travel teams and skills sessions. For more information, visit: www.somdsabres.org

 

Girl Scout Troop 4173 is hosting a vendor sale on April 18th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church in Huntingtown, MD.  If you are an interested vendor and would like to participate, call 410-610-4710 to get more details and register.

 

Thousands of U.S. Veterans across the nation have visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. for free, thanks to the leadership of an organization called Honor Flight and its many supporters.  Now the inspiring story of Honor Flight has been made into a documentary movie, “Honor Flight, The Movie.”  The Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 and Calvert Hospice are proud to co-sponsor a screening of the film in Calvert County on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach.  This event is not limited to military or Post members.  Call Andy Charland, Post Service Officer, at 301-855-6466 or achar182@comast.net for more information. Or Linzy Laughhunn with Calvert Hospice at 410-535-0892 or email llaughhunn@calvferthospice.org.

 

Don't let gray days get you down!!!!! Come on into the Shoppe for Hospice for some great bargains and chat with Jane. From today until Jan. 31 everything in the  Shoppe (except Boutique and Jewelry) is 50% off. We have a great selection of pants, scarves and sweaters among other items. Shoppe for Hospice at 4130 Old Town Rd in Huntingtown, Maryland 20639. Wednesday 10 am -4 pm, Thursday 10 am-4 pm, Friday 11 am -5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.

 

Our Lady of the Wayside will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on February 17th, 2015  from 5 to 7 pm at 37575 Chaptico Road in the Loretto Hall.  Prices are $8-Adults $6-Children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage,  bacon and coffee and juice. It is a great way to begin the Lenten Season. For more information please contact Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871 or at 301-247-1871.

 

The Newburg Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold a super bingo on Friday February 13th, 2015. It will benefit the Southern MD. Vol. Firemen's Association 2015 Convention. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, Early birds will start at 6:45 pm with regular games starting at 7 pm. Regular games will pay $150, Specials will pay $200, the bonanza will have a guaranteed payout of $300, and the Jackpot will be played in 3 parts, $250 for the first pattern, $250 for the second pattern, and then a $1000 coverall. The kitchen will be open and there will be plenty of holders for sale. Call 301-259-2105 for more info and we hope to see you there!

 

The Air Force Strings will be performing at Henry E. Lackey High School  on February 10th. The concert starts at 6:30PM. Admission is free. This world class musical ensemble will perform a wide and varied program featuring everything from classical to pop. Orchestral music enthusiasts and music lovers in general will want to be in attendance.

The annual memorial brick campaign is taking place now through April 3, 2015. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Solomons. The bricks are available to memorialize those who served our country during World War II. The cost of each brick is $100 and all contributions are tax deductible. Purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. An On Watch application is available by going online to http://www.co.cal.md.us/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565.

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, offers a variety of classes for both adults and children.  Advance registration is required, so please call (410) 326-4640, email to info@annmariegarden.org,  or visit www.annmariegarden.org for detailed information. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Members receive a discount!

 

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is accepting applications for its 2015 Docent Program.  If you are a lifelong learner and would like to interact with the archaeologists, educators, and historians who bring Southern Maryland’s past to life the docent training program is for you. The training course will be on Wednesdays, January 28 through March 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The $15 cost includes all course materials.  Class size is limited and reservations are required. Interested applicants should contact Sarah Stevens at 410-586-8536 or email sarah.stevens@maryland.gov .  For more information about Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum please visit our website at www.jefpat.org. 

 

The Charles County Antique Arts Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. on February 3, 2015, at the Charles County Social Services Building, 200 Kent Avenue., La Plata, MD. Guest speaker will be Mary Louise Webb, Vice President of the Charles County African American Heritage Society. As part of Black History Month, Mrs Webb will discuss the development and history of the Charles County African American Heritate Society Museum in La Plata, MD. Guests welcome. For more info., call 301-934-6949.

 

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/.

 

The Greenwell Foundation presents the 2015 Summer Camp Showcase! Wednesday, March 18, 2015. 5pm - 8pm. Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD. Free admission. Find out about the numerous and varied summer camp and activity options for your kids in St. Mary's County! Many vendors will be available to share information about their camps and summer program offerings. More information: info@greenwellfoundation.org

 

Indoor Yard Sale hosted by Mt. Zion UMC Preschool, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd, Mechanicsville on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 7am to 1pm. Proceeds benefit the Preschool's Tuition Assistance Fund.  Lots of great bargains to include

children's clothes, toys, household items, furniture, bake sale and more. Call 301-884-5455 for information or visit www.mtzionpreschool.com.

 

Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance Concert featuring the Sometime Sisters at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD, on Friday, January 23, 2015. Instruments are passed among the band members including guitar, ukulele, mandolin, violin, banjo, percussion, and upright bass. The doors open at 7:00 pm, and the music starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Refreshments are available (donation requested). For more information and directions, go to www.smtmd.org.

 

A lacrosse skills clinic and registration will be held at the Chopticon High School Gym every Sunday in January from 12-3 pm for players 4 to 14 years old.  It is a great opportunity to try out a new sport. Participation is $5.00 or free with registration. See www.mylc.leagueapps.com for more information.

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net. The chorus will hold a practice session on  January 18, 2015, Sunday, 4-6 pm, North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeak  Avenue, North Beach, MD

The Calvert County Parks and Recreation Division will hold its 10th annual Student Job Fair on Feb. 4, 2015, in Chesapeake Beach, Md. High school and college students are encouraged to tighten up their resumes and attend the event from 1-4 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center. Local businesses that are looking for hard-working student employees to fill summer and seasonal positions are also encouraged to participate in the fair. The Northeast Community Center is located at 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, Md. For more information about the fair and to reserve a space for your business, please call 410-257-2554.

 

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary's County, MD Event Leadership Team invites you to join us at the 2015 Season Kickoff on January 28. The Kickoff celebration, held at the James Forrest Technology Center in Leonardtown from 6pm to 8pm, is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the event. Community members will have the chance to join (or start) a team, speak with the Event Leadership Team, and learn about the new events and celebrations planned for the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary's County, MD being held on June 6, 2015. For more information, visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/stmarysmd, find us on Facebook, or contact Event Lead Melanie Smith, info@stmarysrelay.org.

 

There will be a  quarter auction benefiting the Class of 2017, Huntingtown High School on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  Doors open to the public at 1:00 p.m. and auction begins at 2:00 p.m.  Auction is taking place in the cafeteria of the high school located at 4125 North Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD.  We will have over 18 vendors available on hand to support this school class fundraiser.  Come out to win great new products for as little as .25 cents up to $1 while having fun supporting the Class of 2017.  For reservations please contact Lori Hinds at 443-404-9023.

 

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center announces a call for entries for all their all media open show. This is an open show with NO theme. Open to MCAC member artists and non-member artists. ARTWORK DELIVERY DATES: Saturday, February 7, and Sunday, February 8, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ENTRY FEE: $5.00 per piece for members or $8.00 per piece for non-members. The show dates for the all media open show is February 13th to March 15th, 2015. For more information contact the Mattawoman Creek Art Center at www.mattawomanart.org or call (301) 743-5159.

 

Flu cases are increasing significantly and the CDC is recommending flu vaccine since it can decrease the chance of getting sick by 50-70%. For those who get sick despite receiving the vaccine, they will typically have a shorter and less serious illness. Calvert County Health Department will have a flu clinic on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Health Department. Children in pre-K through 12th grade are now free while supplies last! All others will be charged a $20.00 fee.  Medicare Part B is also accepted. Please call 410-535-5400 ext. 334 for more information.

 

What: Swing and Ballroom Dance. When: Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Lesson 7 to 8 p.m. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills. Cost: Good faith donation to benefit the Knights and Little Flower School. Ring in 2015 at our annual winter ball! Come dressed in your finest for an evening of dancing and conversation. We’ll teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience required! Singles always welcome! Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. For more information, e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call 315-250-5110.

 

The State Police has three easy and important ways to generate warmth that will not only benefit you, but thousands of others too. #1. SIGN UP TO DO THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS! Go to www.plungemd.com and register to participate in the 19th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge to be held this January 24th, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. A minimum contribution of $75 and a quick jump into the Chesapeake Bay will generate funds to provide free year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Doing the Plunge will also generate a lifetime memory and a feeling a warmth unlike any other. You can even make a pledge to support someone who is plunging and learn about why they do the plunge! Visit www.plungemd.com.

 

Join the annual “Point-in-Time” survey on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to count sheltered (living in shelters and/or transitional housing) and unsheltered (living on the street, in a vehicle and/or hand-built structure) individuals in Southern Maryland.  The Point-in-Time survey will provide agencies with important data on the homeless population. This data is critical for federal and state grant applications, and potential HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers for Southern Maryland. Results can lead to the homeless population, which includes veterans, receiving housing. There are more than 1,000 individuals and families who experience homelessness annually in our region. For more information or to register as a volunteer, contact LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc. at info@lifestylesofmd.org or 866-293-0623.

 

Piney Point Elementary PTA will be holding it’s annual Basket & Bags Bingo on Saturday, January 31 at the Valley Lee Firehouse on Drayden Rd.  Doors open at 5 and play begins at 6.  Admission Game Book is $20 with additional game books for $5.  All proceeds to benefit Piney Point PTA Projects.

 

'Let's Talk Addiction' a discussion on addiction will be held on Wednesday January 14th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick in Room 2. There is limited seating fro registration is required. For more information and to register call 410-535-FREE or 410-535-3079 ext 26. Refreshment will be provided.

 

The Huntingtown High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will be hosting a Zumba-Thon * Saturday, January 17 *9:30-11:30 am *Huntingtown High School Cafeteria. Admission: $15 @ door / $10 in advance.

 

DECOMPRESSION Night at the Museum! Out of the Office and Into the Museum! Come to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and decompress. Bring your friends and co-workers THURSDAY 15 January 2015 from 1700-2000. Members are always free! Regular Museum Admission Fees apply, For more information, please contact PRNAMA at 301-863-1900 or PRNAMAEVENTSCOMM@gmail.com. Upcoming Third Thursdays: 19 February, 19 March, 16 April. Food, Beer, & Wine available for Purchase.

 

LITTLE FLOWER SCHOOL ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION. Sailing Away On A Nautical Adventure ! Saturday, February 28  -- Doors Open 5 pm / Dinner served 6 pm. Buffet style dinner/ Beer & Wine selections. Silent & Live Auctions Games & Raffles. $40/person $75/couple Tickets available at the door the night of the event! Reservations for tables of 8 available. See the auction website www.lfsauction.webs.com. Visit the Event listing on www.facebook.com/littleflowercatholic.

 

The La Plata High School Music Program announces its 23rd Annual Antique Show and Sale. The show will be held on Saturday, February 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a step back in time while you shop and browse vintage jewelry, toys, clothing, furniture, collectables and more from over 50 dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region. Refreshments will be available along with door prizes. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds benefit the La Plata High School band and orchestra students, in purchasing music, instruments, accessories, uniforms and transportation. Admission is $5.00.

Pax River Quilters Guild – the next monthly meeting of the Pax River. Quilter Guild will be Monday, January 12, 2015, 6:30 pm at Good
Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. January's meeting will features a "Sew-In". We will be working on comfort quilts for those in need. New members and guest welcome. Open to the public. For more info, visit www.paxriverquiltguild.com, email juliagraves82@hotmail.com or call 240-925-5200.

 

Annual Sweetheart Dinner sponsored by Mt. Zion United Methodist Men, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville. Entertainment provided by Sonrise Gospel Bluegrass Music from Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, Feb. 14, Doors open at 6pm with Dinner at 7pm. Menu: Prime Rib and Crab Cake(you get both) Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Tossed Salad, Rolls and Butter, Ice Tea, Coffee, Dessert. Cost $35 per person to include dinner and entertainment. BY RESERVATION ONLY - Payment is expected for all reservations made even if unable to attend. Sixteen years of age and older are welcome. Carry home containers provided for those that cannot eat all the dinner. Call Frank Hill 301-884-3811 or 301-481-5536 by Feb. 3 to make your reservations.

 

Do you live in the Tri-County Area of Southern Maryland? If Yes!! Then this message is for you. The Charles County Department of Social Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services and St Mary’s County Department of Social Services are looking for individuals like you to become foster parents to children in the tri-county area. Foster parents offer temporary/short-term care and supportive services to children who are unable to live at home due to abusive and/or neglectful situations. Each Local Department of Social Service (DSS) depends on foster parents to carry out the day-to-day parenting for these children by opening their homes and providing emotional wellness and enrichment activities until they can either return safely to their own homes or until the children are adopted. Each local Department of Social Service will provide the training and resources you need to be a successful foster parent.  For more information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the Tri-County Recruiter at 301-392-6727 or via email at cclarke@maryland.gov.

 

1st Annual “Defeating Diabetes: Playing for the Cure”. Join us for a music filled day to support a great cause honoring The American Diabetes Association. Location: American Legion – Hughesville, MD. Date: March 29th, 2015. Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm. ALL AGES SHOW!!! $5.00 entry fee (Ages 5 and under free). Food will be available for purchase. Live Music, Raffles and 50/50 drawings. *All proceeds will be directly donated to the American Diabetes Association.

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