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On Sunday, August 24, 2014, the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Community Back to School Pancake Breakfast at the La Plata Firehouse from 8am to Noon (or until sold out).  The cost is $8 for those over 6 years of age, for children 6-2 it is $5, and for those under 2 with a paying adult, they are free.  The breakfast will include all you can eat CHRIS Cakes, Sausage Links, and Orange Juice.  On site will be representatives from local police, fire, and local clubs with important safety information to get our kids back to school safely.  For further information, please contact Wendy at 240-427-7230.


On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their Annual Fall Craft Fair at the La Plata Firehouse from 9am to 2pm.  There is no admission fee, however a $1 donation is appreciated at the door.  There will be a variety of crafters, vendors, raffles, door prizes, food for purchase, and more!  If you would like further information, please email Ruby at


The College of Southern Maryland Foundation's 23rd Annual Golf Tournament will take place on August 14, 2014 at Swan Point Country Club. Rick Dempsey, the former Baltimore Orioles catcher and 1984 World Series MVP will be joining will be joining each of the golfers on a hole.  Sponsors are still needed for this great event.   Sponsorships can be obtained by registering online at Classic or by calling Erika Abell at (301) 934-7647.


Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. is organizing their 1st annual 5K run/3K walk on September 27, 2014  This will be a sanctioned event on the Three Notch Trail in Charlotte Hall, Md. starting and finishing in front of the Northern Senior Center. Sign in and registration (Cash or Check only) 7:30AM to 8:30AM. Online registration at Powered by Active.Com. Run/Walk starts at 9 AM. 100% of profit will go to Christmas in April St. Mary’s County, Inc. to fund our program. For more info: 301-884-2905


There will be an Auction Hosted by St. Mary's Sunshine Center Preschool and Daycare on Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 10:00am at St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 10:00am, bidding begins at 10:15 and the winners will be announced at 12:15. There will also be a bake sale and vendor displays. Please come out and join us in supporting the young children in our community.


Here are some upcoming events at the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee, MD. There will be and All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, 10 August 2014; 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. Then there will be a Yard Sale, 27 September 2014; starting 7:00 a.m. & ending at 11:00 a.m; Reserve Table for $10.00; For application / more information contact Kelly @ 240-299-5261.


The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department will be having an End Of Summer All you can eat  on premise Shrimp and Crab Feast!!  Saturday August 23rd from 3pm-7pm. Adults Tickets are $30 in Advance of $40 at the door. Children 5-10 are $10, Children 4 and under Free. Price Includes-  Crabs, Steamed Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, Hush Puppies, Coleslaw, Hotdogs, iced tea and water.They will have beer for purchase but Please No Coolers! Advance Tickets can be purchased from Any MVFD or Ladies Auxiliary Member and at the Firehouse. For More Information call 301-884-4709 or log onto our website


Pax River Quilters Guild – the next regular monthly meeting of the Pax

River Quilter Guild will be held Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:30 pm at

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. 

This month's meeting features a presentation by Julia Graves on “All You

Need to Know About Thread”.  Show & Tell will feature quilts with

decorative threadwork.   Door prizes will be awarded. New members and guest welcome. For more info, visit, join our Facebook group page,

Pax River Quilters Guild or email


Organizers are searching for 1974 graduates of Potomac (MD) High School and folks that frequented the Marlow Heights, Maryland area from the 1950's through the 1970's. A 40-year class reunion weekend is planned for Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Aloft Hotel at National Harbor followed by the Marlow Heights 60's and 70's Back to School Dance on Saturday, September 27th. Members of the class are encouraged to contact Rod Adams at 301-848-6857 or and also go to Web Site for the Marlow Heights 60's and 70's Back to School Dance information and tickets.


Tickets are now on sale for a bus trip to the Library of Congress National Book Festival, on Saturday, August 30.  For just $15.00, you can secure your seat for a ride to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the new indoor home of the National Book Festival.  The air-conditioned school bus will pick-up at 10 am at the Sunderland Park and Ride.  The bus will depart from the Convention Center at 5 pm. For a complete listing of authors, and ongoing excitement visit Bus tickets must be purchased by August 23 and can be obtained at any branch of Calvert Library. For more information, contact Joan Kilmon at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 410-257-2411.

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland (CSSM) in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum presents the Summer/Autumn Celtic Music Festival with workshops and concert featuring Ocean Quartet. The performing artists will offer an evening concert and afternoon workshop to enthusiastic musicians from the local community.

The workshops and concert will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the newly renovated indoor theater, Calvert Marine Museum, Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD. The evening concert will be presented at 7:30pm. Tickets $30* at the door (discounts available for advance purchase online).

*other fees apply. For more information call 301-904-7303.


The Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept  Ladies Auxiliary  are excited to announce they have added a car wash to there annual summer yard and vendor sale! Join us August 16, 2014 from 7am - 11am. Table rental is $10 per 8 ft table. Car wash prices are as follows, Cars-$15, Trucks & SUV's-$20 and we will have optional vacuuming for $5. For more information or to reserve your table email


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


Announcing open auditions for the wildly popular annual signature event – The Ghosts of Sotterley! Whether you are a seasoned actor or have a new-found interest in acting, we invite all from age 12 and up to try out. You will be in great company with an enthusiastic group of talented wonders who enjoy performing and love Sotterley!

Auditions will be held at the Sotterley Warehouse on:

Tuesday, August 5th    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 9th    10 am - 12 pm

Tuesday, August 12th    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 16th   10 am - 12 pm

This year’s Ghosts of Sotterley, “Love, Life, Liberty & Loss” will run on October 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 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. Just bring yourself and your undeniable talent; we will provide the reading. If interested in Tech Support, Costuming, or Hair & Make-up please contact our Events Manager, Mellanie Teed 301-373-2280 or

Peace Corps has rewarding work opportunities around the world in education, health, agriculture, the environment, youth and business. YOU can make a difference in one of 60 countries worldwide as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Change your life and the lives of others today. Finish the application in one hour and choose where you want to live and work. Make a difference in the Peace Corps by visiting Peace Corps dot gov. That’s Peace C-O-R-P-S dot-gov.


Guided Canoe Trip on Parkers Creek at the American Chestnut Land Trust on Saturday, July 26th from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required and a $15 donation is appreciated. Please call us at 410-414-3400 or e-mail us at for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek.


Summer Concert Series -- U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, VA. Join us on the parade deck to see the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon from the Marine Barracks, Washingotn, D.C. -- the oldest active post in the Marine Corps.  The Museum will remain open until the beginning of the concert.  Feel free to bring your lawn chair and blanket.  Free admission, free parking but come early as space is limited.  Thursday Aug. 17the from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information call Pam Dodson at 703 649-2350 or visit:


Sotterley Barn Bash! Friday, August 22nd, 2014, 5:00 p.m. gates open  |  6:00 p.m. music begins. Need a fun family-friendly night out with live music and dancing? “The Country Memories Band” will be at Sotterley on Friday, August 22, 2014 with the goal of delighting you and yours with traditional country favorites and golden oldies … and getting you all out on the dance floor! Admission: $5.00 per person at the gate.Food, beer and wine for purchase.


American Legion Post 221 is sponsoring a pork loin and beef sandwich sale. Pork loin, sliced roast beef, and BBQ beef sandwiches will be sold on both Saturday and Sunday, July 26th & 27th, at American Legion Post 221 @ 21690 Colton's Point Rd (Rt. 242), in Avenue, MD. The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and sandwiches will cost $6.00 each. Call (301) 884-4071 for further information.


The Holy Ghost Church, Ladies of Charity, will hold their annual yard sale on Sat., Sept. 6, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The church is located at 15848 Rock Point Road, Newburg.  Hundreds of items:  furniture, household items, toys, collectables, tools, etc.  For information call Charlotte “Bobbi” Caron at 301-609-9988.


The Optimist Club of Mechanicsville has been supporting the youth of our community for more than 30 years. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. We are always looking for individuals who want to make a difference in our community while helping youth develop into model citizens and leaders. To learn more please call (301) 884-2358 or visit the club’s website at Take the plunge. Join our club today.


Start the last weekend in August off with a bang and a race or stroll along scenic country roads.   The 29th annual running of the Chaptico Classic, described by Running Times as “one of the best county road races,” will take place on Saturday, August 30. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and races start at 8. Run a 5K or 10K. Registration is $30 ($35 on race day) and $15 for high school runners.  Pre-register by visiting, calling 301-475-2886, e-mailing, or sign up beginning at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the race.   Download a course map, view past winners, and learn more about the race at Join us on August 30 at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall (37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico 20621) and run, walk, boogey, or crawl for the common good in the 29th annual Chaptico Classic.  

Visit Blue Crabs Stadium on Saturday July 26th for an event to benefit 'Always Fighting for Kayla'. The Foundation 4 Heroes will be there will Batman and more. The event will take place from 9 am - 3 pm and there will be fun for the whole family. For more information visit


The Charles County Department of Public Works will hold team registration for the upcoming fall coed adult kickball league from Monday, July 14 through Friday, Aug. 1.  Games will be played at White Plains Regional Park.  Two leagues will be offered, one on Tuesday nights and the other on Wednesday nights.  Franchise fee is $450.00 per team. Teams may register at the Department of Public Works (1001 Radio Station Road, La Plata) weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, interested teams should call 301-932-3470 or 301-870-2778 weekdays between 7:30 am and 4 p.m., or visit our website at


The Fairy Godmother Project-Southern Maryland Chapter, an organization assisting local families affected with pediatric cancer in the form of meals, gas cards, lawn care and more, is hosting their annual Denim and Diamonds Gala. The Gala will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 6-11pm at Bowles Farm! Tickets are available at $60/ person or $110/ couple. Buffet includes: crab balls, steamship round, chicken cordon bleu, parsley potatoes, green beans, & dessert, plus wine & beer. There will be a silent auction and live entertainment. For more information visit


There will be a Brunch & Silent Auction on August 10th from 10 am to 1 pm at Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  For reservations, call Susan Dudley at 240-298-3122 or Lynne Howard at 240-298-2391 or e-mail


On Friday August 1st, there will be a huge clothing drive for kids going back to school. Please drop off your donations at 3200 Crain HWY Waldorf, MD on August 1st. For more information you can call 240-419-5101. Help a family in need this school year.. So many families are going through hard times please help donate clothing for children this year. All donation are greatly appreciated.


Enjoy great food at All Saints Episcopal Church's 68th annual Summer Supper Saturday, 2 August, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its Parish Hall, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, MD, at the intersection of Rts 2 & 4. Menu includes home-made crab cakes, ham, fried chicken & lots more.  Carry-out, too.  Wonderful home-baked goodies & hand-made crafts available. Proceeds benefit community & church ministries. Adults (age 13 & older) $20; ages 6-12, $10; 5 & under, free. Info: 410-257-6306. Handicapped accessible.


It's the Southern Maryland Music and Bikefest to support the Maryland Patriot Guard on Saturday Aug. 16th at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD. The event kicks off at noon and there will be live music, a bike show, bike rodeo, great food, a varitey of vendors and much, much more. Help on the Homefront, (HOTH) our military injured, in association with the Maryland Patriot Guard.  The Maryland Patriot Guard directly supports the Wounded Warriors and their families at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information visit


Please join us for a “POLISH DINNER”. Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus St. Francis Xavier the Missionary Council #10957. Where: St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, Newtown Neck Rd. Compton, Md. When: Sunday August 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner Menu to include: Kielbasa and Kapusta (Polish Sausage   &Sauerkraut), Haluski (Cabbage and Noodles), Golabki (Cabbage Roll), Pierogi (Stuffed Potato and cheese); Bread; Dessert; and a Drink (coffee & tea). Cost: Price: $15.00 for adult and $ 5.00 Children (10 and Under) Call Tom Koviak @ 240-434-1464.


Wednesday, September 17  |  7:00 p.m. in the Barn at Sotterley Plantation. In the long saga of cultural looting and destruction, the Nazi war was unprecedented in its ideological ferocity and brutal effectiveness on Europe’s cultural heritage.  Yet, in the midst of the destruction wrought by the Nazis, a band of men and women serving in the U.S. military during World War II, known as the Monuments Men, fought a valiant struggle to preserve what could be saved and to restore precious objects to devastated communities. This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.


In the days before television, computers, video games and the internet captured imaginations and free time, residents of coastal Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina anxiously awaited the arrival of the best entertainment going:  the James Adams Floating Theatre.  Join Patricia Samford as she discusses the history of the theatre that was perhaps best known as the inspiration for Edna Ferber’s 1926 novel Showboat, later turned into a Broadway musical and three hit movies. The talk will be held on July 24 at 7 PM in JPPM’s Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab.  The talk is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit


Class are now forming for the Calvert County Health Department and their smoking cessation classes. This is a free eight week program to help you kick the smoking habit for good. There are different times and places in August so sign up today. If you smoke, dip or chew this is the program for you and free tobacco cessation products will be available. Call Patrick today at 410-535-5400.


La Plata High School class reunion is planned for Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the FOP Lodge 24 on Rosewick Road, La Plata. The event will be a cookout from 3-7pm. FOR more info contact: Linda Cooper 301-535-3767, Carol Davis 301-259-4803, Janice Johnson Greenfield 301-932-2607. We are still looking for classmates.


The Waldorf Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Waldorf Firehouse on Route 925 Old Washington Road on August 11th from noon to 5:30 p.m.. Walk-ins are welcome after 1:00 p.m. For more information or an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.


Brown Bag Auction to benefit the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will take place on Saturday September 6th 2014 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge. Doors open at 12pm – Auctions begin 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. Bring a donation for St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry and

receive 3 free tickets! Bring your address labels or name stamps to save time with your tickets! It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping!


The St. Mary's County Women's Softball League will have a benefit All Star game with the Clements Cuties on Saturday July 19th. If will be a day of fun and softball. 3 Games starting at 12:30 at 22094 Newtowne Neck Road in Compton. with Food, Beer & Sodas sold. Plus 50/50 Raffle, T-shirts sale. Anything can happen, and most likely will! For more info contact: Dana ~ 240-925-1269


 Help uncover the past at Historic St. Mary’s City -- Tidewater Archaeology Days are July 25 and 26!  Tour excavations at the home of Maryland’s first governor.  Discover what the soil reveals about Maryland’s beginnings then help screen excavated material and see what bits of the past you recover.  There will be special tours throughout the day.   At 11:00, 1:00, 2:30, or 4:00, enjoy a once-a-year opportunity to tour the archaeology laboratory.  The excavations will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Admission ($10 adult; $9seniors; $6 youth (6-18): and free for those under 5 years and Friends members) includes access to special activities, living history sites, and the St. John’s Site Museum.   For more information about the museum and its programs visit or contact 800-SMC-1634, 240-895-4990, or


The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is pleased to announce our first ever Meet the Authors! event.  PRNAMA has invited authors that tell their stories of the U.S. Navy and Naval Aviation, along with a collection of fascinating local stories.  Your visit to the Museum is free for this event. Not only will you enjoy meeting your new literary best friends, but you’ll also be able to relax and share a glass of wine or bottle of beer.  Refreshments will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.  Keep an eye out for updated information about this not-to-miss event. If you would like more information, please contact the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum at 301-863-1900 or send an e-mail to


Each year, approximately 14 million people, including teens, become infected with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  HPV is a common virus that spreads by sexual contact and it can cause certain cancers in women and men.  The HPV vaccine can provide protection against HPV and is recommended for preteen girls and boys at age 11 or 12, before they have been exposed to the virus. ​Parents are encourage​d to call  ​their​ health care provider or the St. Mary's County Health Department for information about vaccinating  ​their​ preteen son or daughter against HPV.  For more information about the HPV vaccine, please call the health department at 301-475-4330 or visit their​​ website at


Are you between the ages of eight and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Charles County Parks Division and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free fishing class at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall). This is a great opportunity for children to learn the basics of fishing and have fun.  Prior fishing experience is not needed. Bait and tackle will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Gilbert Run Park office at 301-932-1083 Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


Pax River Quilters Guild – the next regular monthly meeting of the Pax

River Quilter Guild will be held Monday, July 14th, 2014 , 6:30 pm at Good

Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. This

month's meeting features our annual Ice Cream Social. There will be a

sale of fabric samples from well known manufacturers to benefit animal

rescue. The President's Challenge Quilt entries are due and winners

will be awarded. New members and guest welcome. It's time to renew your

membership and a great time to join the guild. For more info, visit, join our Facebook group page, Pax River

Quilters Guild or email


Here are upcoming events for the 2nd District VFD & RS in Valley Lee.

Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat; Sunday, July 13th, 2014; 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

Yard Sale, Saturday, September 27th, 2014, starts 7:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m.; Reserve a Table for $10.00; For application / more information call 240-299-5261 / 301-994-1960


Join us for the 11th Annual Maryland Bikers for Babies! Sunday, October 5, 2014. Registration begins at 11:00 am at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Maryland. Come early and enjoy the festive atmosphere, music, vendors, auction, raffles, register for the tattoo contest. The 45-mile police escorted ride will begin at 2:00 with official line-up and start on the ¼ mile-racing track and will take you on a scenic ride through beautiful Southern Maryland when the fall foliage is at it’s peak. The ride will end at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland for a free after ride party with all the trimmings courtesy of the Waldorf Lions Club. Online pre-registeration only $30 (bikers, passengers, spectators)! Day-of registration is $35 (bikers, passengers, spectators)! Spectator Child (12 & under; wil NOT ride) $10. Visit


The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold a Rib and Chicken Dinner for the first time in 6 Years. July 13th fro Noon - 5 pm. Don't miss great food and a chance to support your local fire department and rescue squad.


The Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers meeting will take place at the Charlotte Hall Library on Rt. 5 at Rt. 6 on July 15th from 7-9 p.m. For more information call Tom Williams at 301-884-5230 for information and directions. 

Families! Come to the Northeast Community Center on Gordon Stinnett Avenue in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland on August 27th, 2014 from 6-8pm to find out about all the great organizations offering fun activities for children in the Twin Beaches area including: Scouts, Baton, Cooking Classes, Acting, After-School Clubs, Music, Yoga, Museums and much more! It's the Fun Funky Family Fair For more information contact Paul Lundberg at 410-257-2554. FREE EVENT, food will be available for purchase.


Family Day -- Marines in Sports. Bring your children to the National Museum of the Marine Corps on  18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle Virginia to learn about Marines in sports and why athletics are an important part of the Marine Corps.  They can also make and take their own sport craft.  Free admission, free parking. Sat August 9th from  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. For more information call Sydney at  603 727-2329.


Come to North Point High School swimming pool (2500 Davis Road, Waldorf) on Saturday, July 26 for the fifth annual Youth Triathlon event planned especially for children.  This event is open to youth ages 14 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. Early bird registration is $25. From July 2 through July 13, registration is $30. All participants registered before July 14 will be guaranteed a T-shirt.  On-site registration will be available the day of the event with a fee of $35.  Online registration is available at For details, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.


Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Maryland will transform into a concert venue on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7p.m. when Friends of Cedar Lane presents a live music concert and rod and classic car show. Country Stars & Hot Cars features a line-up of some of today’s hottest, rising country music stars. Proceeds from Country Stars & Hot Cars will benefit seniors and disabled adult residents at Cedar Lane Senior Living Community in Leonardtown, MD by helping fund programs and facility improvements. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 1 and can be purchased online at, or by calling (301) 475-8966 ext. 26. Tickets are just $40 for reserved seating and $30 for general admission (standing). Gates open at 5:00 p.m.


2014 Huntingtown Open To Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter on July 19-20, at Huntingtown High School, Huntingtown MD. In the event of rain, tournament will be held the following weekend. $25 for single’s event, $35 for doubles team. Draws for each division will be done randomly. Please be sure to provide your email address so we can email the draw schedule and times a few days prior to the tournament. Sorry, no entries will be accepted after draws are made. Email questions to


The Officers and Members of the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad will host a Dedication Ceremony and Open house at the new Lexington Park Station 39 located at 21685 FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, behind the Lexington Park Library.  The dedication will be held on Saturday July 12 at 3 pm with open house to follow until 5 pm.  This event is open to the public, all are welcome.  More information is available at


The MOMS Club of Waldorf-West is great support group for all moms and has a meeting on the third Wednesday of each month in Waldorf.  For details, please email


The 2014 Relay For Life committee is holding its First Annual Bark For Life event.  It will take place on Saturday August 9th 2014 (rain or shine) Registration opens at 8 am. Event runs  9-NOON  (rain or shine) at John G Lancaster Park, Willows Road, Lexington Park MD. We are seeking sponsors and table vendors from pet related businesses.   Also seeking participants to join us with their canine companions.   To register visit Those interested in sponsorship contact The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.


Join us for Lunch and Learn. St. Mary’s County Public Schools and the St. Mary’s County Judy Center Partnership are hosting FREE summer time Lunch and Learn Programs for children ages birth – 18. Children’s meals are FREE, Adult meals may be purchased for $3.50 Monday –Thursday June 23rd – July 31st, Lexington Park Elementary from 11 am - 12:30 pm and G.W. Carver Elementary from 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m. For more information call the Judy Center at 301-863-4068.




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


50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner for the Literacy Council of Charles County will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Middleton Hall on 4045 Renner RD in Waldorf, MD  20602. For 50 years, the Charles County Literacy Council has been providing free, confidential one-on-one tutoring to adults in the county in reading, writing, basic math, and ESOL.  Please join us as we celebrate this legacy of service to our community.  Tickets are available for $35. For more information call 301-934-6488.



The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is proud to co-host its 4th Annual Kickball Tournament with Celebrate8.  Together, these organizations have helped shape the lives of southern Maryland residents for years through philanthropic interests and events that are well known to be fun an exciting.  The tournament this year will be held at Marley Run Park in Calvert County on Saturday July 12.  There will be an array of added attractions for adults and kids alike such as face painting, a magician, snow cones, DJ and more.  Check-In and registration begins at 9 a.m. and every team is guarantee at least 2 games.  The cost is $15 per person and teams must consist of members ages 10 and up with a mix of males & females.  Team sponsorships are available.  Visit for more details, or call Nick at 301-980-8333.


Supporting the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity's Veteran Critical Home Repair program, the Warrior Fun Run & Sail is a great way for the community to pull together and have a little fun while giving back! Live entertainment, refreshments, and food will be available as well. This event will be held in Solomons MD, August 23, 2014. For more information, please visit

Summer Dinner Trinity Church, St. Mary’s City July 19th 12 ~ 5 pm. Crab Cakes, Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Pickled Beets, Apple Sauce, Roll, Coffee and Tea.   Desserts available.  Served family style or drive-thru carry out $24 ~ Adults, $8 ~ children 6 -12 yrs. old Free ~ children 5 yrs. and under. Call 301-862-4597 or email: for more information.


The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival has long been considered the most unique and intimate jazz experience in Southern Maryland. The 14th annual event is slated for Saturday, July, 12 at the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, MD. Tickets are $65 for the general public and $60 for museum members and must be purchased in advance. Only 800 tickets are available and all sales are final. No tickets will be sold at the gate.   The festival takes place rain or shine. Ticket price includes free parking, admission to the museum and an optional boat cruise around St. Clement’s Island State Park. Tickets can be purchased by calling the St. Clement’s Island Museum at 301-769-2222 or going to the website at and clicking on the event link. The St. Clement’s Island Museum is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point.  The museum and grounds are handicap accessible. 


June 1, 2014 marked the start of Operation Hire: Maryland's 100 Day Veteran Hiring Challenge.  Operation Hire will complement the supportive services already in place for our Maryland veterans. Employers can register to participate by visiting the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) website.  In addition, employers can access a number of human resources strategies to boost veteran recruitment. Veterans who are seeking employment can also visit the site to see who is participating, as well as to learn about State resources to assist them in finding employment. Operation Hire will run through September 9.  Upon conclusion of the campaign, employers will be recognized for their participation.  Special recognition will be given to the employer with the most hires and the employer with the largest percentage of hires by workforce size. For more information please contact: 410-260-3842.


This year’s Bluegrass for Hospice-2014 is underway in its planning.  This year will feature The Seldom Scene as the headlining act.  The event will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, MD.  The event starts at Noon and all proceeds will go toward the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Bluegrass for Hospice will also feature local talent by Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, Recycled Bluegrass, and many, many more.  There will be raffles, silent auction, and door prizes.  Tickets will go on sale July 1, 2014. For more information, to be a sponsor, or to reserve a vendor space, contact Jay Armsworthy at 301-737-3004 and check the website as well,


Vacation Bible School at Southern Calvert Baptist Church on July 21-25  9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages: Completed kindergarten through completed 5th grade. Visit www. for more information.  Youth from the Southern Maryland area will enjoy high-tech sleuthing while also participating in missions and Bible studies, music, snacks, crafts and fun team-oriented games. It all takes place at the Southern Calvert Baptist Church at 12140 HG Trueman Road Lusby, MD 20657. Call: 410-326-6533  or  Email:


Historic St. Mary’s City (HMSC) offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer.  The program runs through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. Historic St.  Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or


The Chesapeake Orchestra inaugurates its 16th season with the River Concert Series at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) under the direction of Jeffrey Silberschlag. This world-class music celebration begins Friday, June 20 and continues every Friday through July 25 at the Townhouse Green at SMCM. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic or purchase food from a variety of local vendors. The gates open each evening at 5 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. For more information about the concerts go to or call 301-848-5309.


The Promise Resource Center (PRC) will offer free “Discovery Days” in Calvert County this summer, for families with children ages two through five, through a partnership with The Calvert County United Way. Families who attend will take participate in creating science experiments, art projects and make-and-take games to boost their children’s early math, science, literacy and social-emotional skills. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers will learn how to work on these skills in fun, easy ways at home, and will take home materials, books and activity instructions to use again and again. Discovery Days will take place at Community Centers throughout Calvert in June, July and August. Advance registration is required, and space for each Discovery Day is limited. For specific date and time information, and to register, contact PRC at (301) 290-0040 or visit their website at


Join us for the Time Traveling Kids program every Tuesday this June in the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Visitor Center! This FREE program for Pre-K kids features stories that transport participants into the past! In addition to reading a story, participants will join in on activities related to the story's setting and receive a book of their own to take home. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up call Julie at 410-586-8504 or email


Come one, come all, and join local Girl Scout Troup 4549 and Gabrielle Cory for her Gold Award Project: An Agricultural Education Camp! Gabrielle is seeking all kids ages 8-12 to participate. This fun activity is planned for July 18th and will include stations such as First Aid, Animals, ATV Safety, Hand-washing, Planting Seeds, Making Ice-cream and More! The cost is $5 and it includes a Farm Fresh Lunch! Any questions or for a permission slip, contact Gabrielle at 301-475-1840 or Hope to see you there.


A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller DeLaura Padovan, will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 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. Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). No special clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For more information and directions go to


Star Spangled 200 has identified Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum's two day 1812 Fair and Re-enactment, scheduled for June 21 and 22, 2014, as one of just a handful of "signature events" marking Maryland's bicentennial celebration.  Please join us for two full days of activities - and even a fireworks display - as we host the largest event of the 2014 season. The two-day event takes place Saturday, June 21 from 10 am to 5 pm, followed by Tavern Night from 6 pm to 10 pm and Sunday, June 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. Travel back to the early 1800s with JPPM as we commemorate the Battle of St. Leonard Creek, the largest naval engagement in Maryland’s history.  Spectators will enjoy period-camp life, skirmishes, and living history.  Battle demonstrations will take place at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm Saturday, and at 2 and 3 pm on Sunday. A parade of tall ships will join the 2 pm battle on Sunday!


Please help the HoneyBee Unit to send Sunscreen packages to our deployed troops in these hot summer months! We are teaming up with a non-profit organization called HeroBox to send sunscreen packages that include an SPF of 50, 30, and a protective lip balm, to the troops that are currently deployed overseas. Temps can be well over 120 degrees sometimes and there are so many deployed men and women who need and would LOVE to get a package from us here at home! Make a donation of $20 to support 1 soldier, $100 will support 5 soldiers. Any number of soldiers you want! The donations are 100%tax deductible. Visit

The 2nd District VFD & RS is hosting a Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat for Father’s Day June 15th, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m. & ending at 11:00 a.m. -- Cost for adults is $8.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $4.00, and children under 5 are free.


Enjoy great food at All Saints Episcopal Church's 68th annual Summer Supper Saturday, 2 August, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its Parish Hall, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, MD, at the intersection of Rts 2 & 4. Menu includes home-made crab cakes, ham, fried chicken & lots more.  Carry-out, too.  Wonderful home-baked goodies & hand-made crafts available. Proceeds benefit community & church ministries. Adults (age 13 & older) $20; ages 6-12, $10; 5 & under, free. Info: 410-257-6306. Handicapped accessible.


Vaccine Requirements have changed for the 2014/15 school year. The Calvert Health Department will offer a FREE vaccination clinic for Kindergartners who are now required to have two doses of chicken pox vaccine and for 7th Graders who are now required to have one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningitis vaccine. The clinic will be held at Calvert Health Department on: SATURDAY June 7th from 12:30 to 3:30. Vaccine is FREE regardless of health insurance and will be given on a first come first serve basis to those who are unable to obtain it from their Primary Provider. For questions call 410-535-5400 or go to


The Calvert Elks Lodge will host a Flag Day ceremony on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  The ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon, and be held on Veterans Green in front of the Calvert County courthouse.  This event provides a great opportunity to see the progression and learn the history of the flags that have preceded the current flag that flies over our nation.  The public is cordially invited and encouraged to attend.  In the event if inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors.


The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering FREE airplane rides for youth 8-17 years old at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Terminal Building on Saturday, May 31st from 9 am - 1 pm.  A responsible adult must accompany youth.  Food will be available. Rain date is June 7th.  Visit the website:


Calvert Hospice is in need for volunteers for its Shoppe for Hospice.  Located at 4130 Old Town Road in Huntingtown, the Shoppe for Hospice is a high-quality new and gently used brand-name women’s clothing resale shop.  All proceeds benefit Calvert Hospice and it is staffed by volunteers. * During the months of June and July the Shoppe will knock $1 off each item purchased if patrons donate either a jar of peanut butter or jelly for the Interfaith Food Pantry. For more information about the Shoppe, please contact Susan Lloyd at 410.535.0892 or

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