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The Warrior Fun Run and Sail will be held August 22nd on Solomon's Island. This event raises funds for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity's Veteran Critical Home Repair program. We will have a fun run/walk and new this year an officially timed race. There will be a sailing regatta as well as live entertainment, refreshments and great food. For more information or to register online for the run or regatta visit http://www.patuxenthabitat.org or call 301-863-6227.

 

There will be a Brunch & Silent Auction on August 9th 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 alzbrunch@gmail.com. 

 

Below are events coming up for the Second District Company 6 Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad: * September 26th, Saturday - Yard Sale; Reserve a Table for $10.00; Time starts @7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; For an application & reserve a spot contact; Kelly at 240-299-5261. * October 24th, Saturday - Spaghetti Dinner; 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. - more to come! * November 7th, Saturday - Craft Fair; starts 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; - Crafters Only - $25.00 Per space - For an application & reserve a spotcontact: Robin 301-737-4366 (h) or 240-577-0270; PLEASE call between the house of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m; Stuffed Ham Sandwiches & Great Food will be for sale! Possible items home made jewelry, flower arrangements, quilts, paintings, country crafts, crocheted items, baked good & more.

 

The Humane Society of Charles County is hosting the 2nd Annual "SPAYGhetti & No Balls Dinner" which will be held at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center 3090 Crain Highway, in Waldorf, MD, on August 7, 2015 @ 7:00pm. Tickets are $30.00 if purchased before July 27th and $35.00 after.  No tickets will be sold at the door and last years dinner was sold out!  Proceeds benefit the animals currently in the care of the Humane Society. Purchase your tickets online @ humanesocietycc.org or visit the shelter at 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD.

 

Everest is this year’s Vacation Bible School theme at Hollywood United Methodist Church.  This free Vacation Bible School will be held July 27th-31st from 6:00-8:45 p.m. for ages 4 years old through those students who have just completed 5th grade.  The registration deadline is July 13th.  For more information or to register your child contact the church office at 301-373-2500 ext. 201 or email vbs-humc@hotmail.com.

 

The Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be holding a Quarter Auction on July 19, 2015.  Doors will open at 1 pm, and the auction will start at 2pm. $5.00 for the 1st paddle, $3.00 for each additional. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. You can bring your own quarters or purchase on-site. For more information, call 301-399-6280 or email: fundraising@bvfdrs.com>

 

Still not sure what a Makerspace is? Come by our Summer Open House on Sunday, July 19th, 11am-5pm to see our new and BIGGER space as well as meet our members. With our four (or more!) 3D printers, CNC router, 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 and raffling off a bunch of fun prizes! For more information please visit www.paxspace.org/summer

 

In order to continue our long tradition of outstanding education and dedication to our children's future, Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy has established the "LHJNA Sustaining Fund". This fund provides a vehicle for alumni, community leaders. businesses, and private individuals to donate to the ongoing success and mission of Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy. Currently LHJNA needs to upgrade the technology in the school in order to adequately support the teaching efforts. The funds raised from your donation will help support our technology refresh project. Any amount will be recognized and appreciated and your charitable donation to this worthy cause is fully tax deductible. We have set up a LHJNA GO FUND ME page. The link is www.gofundme.com/LHJNA

 

CENTER YARD SALE, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Saturday July 18, at ADULT DAY CARE OF CALVERT COUNTY center located at 975 Solomon’s Island Rd, on the lower level of the health department building in Prince Frederick.  All proceeds benefit ADULT DAY CARE OF CALVERT COUNTY, local nonprofit organization dedicated to the care of elderly & disabled adults.  Bargains galore!  Additional donations of gently used house wares and non-clothing items accepted between now and July 18.  Rain or Shine!  410-535-0133.

 

The Lady Warriors of Charles County are having tryouts for our 10u,12u, and 16u teams on July 25,26 and August 1. We are also looking for a 14u team Manager.  Anyone that is interested in trying out for a team or to be considered for the 14u manager position can email harleyfinogle@yahoo.com for more information.

SATURDAY JULY 11 -  COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion 206.  If you can't dance, teachers will be available to give instruction. One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206  in the upper level  Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Public warmly welcomed.   For information call 301-855-6466.   Reservations LBloyer@comcast.net www.ALPost206.org

 

SATURDAY JULY 25 – MUSIC & DANCING.  For a great evening of live music and dancing to the tunes if the band Forté.  Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, the affair will run from 8:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday July 25, 2015, in the Post Ballroom.  The cost is a modest $15.00 per person and includes draft beer, sodas, and munchies.  The Public is warmly invited.  For more information call 301-85506466.  www.ALPost206.org

 

The third annual Tennis Tournament to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on July 11th & 12th at Huntingtown High School. For more information please email Baileysbunchfundraising@gmail.com. Please donate to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes! www.baileywalks.com

 

On July 4, 2015, at 10 am, the Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County, will perform at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rose Hill Road in Port Tobacco, MD. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net for more information regarding the chorus.  The public is invited to attend.

 

On Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 4-6 pm, the Chesapeake Community Chorus will hold a practice session at the North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach.  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 for more information.

 

On Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7 pm, the Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County, will perform at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 50 Clyde Jones Road, Sunderland, MD.  The public is invited to attend.

 

"DON'T MISS OUT! Trinity Baptist Church (conveniently located at 2671 Mattawoman-Beantown Rd in Waldorf) is having an AWESOME Vacation Bible School. It'll be from 6-8 PM daily running from Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th. This year's theme is "Journey Off the Map" You and your kids will enjoy tons of fun activities while learning about the Bible. Separate classes for 2-3 year olds, pre-K and Kindergarten, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and adults. And we've partnered with a Spanish-speaking congregation who shares our building, so SPANISH SPEAKING CHILDREN AND ADULTS WELCOME!! It'll be a BLAST! Contact TBC at 301-645-7889 for more information."

 

Operation Warrior Refuge will have a Charity Poker Run on July 18th starting at the American Legion Post 255 in Ridge. Registration is from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes, fun, food and games. $20 per hand. For more information visit www.owr22.org.

 

Family Day -- World War II at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle VA  22172. Join us at the museum to learn about Marines in World War II.  Make and take a topographic map of the island of Iwo Jima.  Free admission, free parking. Sat July 11  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. More more information you can visit www.usmcmuseum.org

 

The American Chestnut Land Trust will host their new "2nd Sundays Farmers Markets" monthly at the North Side trailhead in Prince Frederick. July's market will be on Sunday the 12th from 1-4 p.m. and will include live music, a local wine tasting and, of course, the sale of just picked, naturally grown food! Proceeds go to support the American Chestnut Land Trust all volunteer run Double Oak Farm which donates nearly its entire harvest to local food pantries! Visit acltweb.org for more information. 

 

The Second Annual Ridge Lions Club "Pitch Card" Parties, will take place on Friday, July 3rd and August 7th, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680 with the doors opening at 6:30 PM and the card game beginning promptly at 7:30 PM.  There is an Entrance Fee of $5.00 per person with everyone going home with at least one prize.  Food will be available for purchase, free desserts and refreshments, Door Prizes and a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds with go to helping the Ridge Lions serving those in need in our community.  For more information contact:  Bobbie Bell (301) 872-5114 or Terri Kaftan (240) 538-2818.

 

Vaudeville goes to Rome when The Newtowne Players present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, weekends from July 10 to August 2 at Three Notch Theatre. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, military and students and $13 for children 12 and under (the show is not recommended for young children as it is bawdy but never vulgar). On Thursdays, all tickets are $13. For tickets, visit www.newtowneplayers.org or call (301) 737-5447. Three Notch Theatre is located at 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, Md.

 

The Second Annual Bark For Life of St Mary's County MD will be held at Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, MD on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  On-site registration opens at 8:00am.  We are seeking event sponsors and table vendors from pet-related businesses.  Please contact bark4life@stmarysrelay.org or visit http://www.relayforlife.org/barkstmarysMD for more information. 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.  So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.

There will be a Fried Shrimp Dinner on Friday July 10th from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department at 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road in Bel Alton Maryland. Your shrimp dinner will include: fried shrimp, hush puppies, green beans, cole slaw and apple sauce all for just $12. Help support your local first responders and have a great dinner as well. For more information call Janet at 240-682-4840.

 

8th annual traditional pig roast with live bluegrass music on the grounds of historic Roanoke Farm.  Non-stop music from two popular bluegrass bands from Richmond, Red Light Rodeo and The River City Band. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, and include all you can eat.  Adult beverages for sale. Buy tickets online at: bbq.ststephensheathsville.org or at the St. Stephen's Thrift Shop in Heathsville. No pets...but do bring a chair! Contact: Jim Bullard, 804-456-8470.

 

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Purse and Basket Bingo. Thursday July 9, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall. All proceeds to benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. Doors will open a 6pm with games beginning at 7pm. For more information or to make reservations Contact Judy at 301-884-5680or log onto our website www.mvfd.com

 

"One Hot Landscape!" July 15 and 16th, 2015. 10 am - 3 pm at Annmarie Gardens Main Gallery. Cost: member, $140.00, nonmember, $150.00. Materials Fee, $10.00 due to instructor at class for canvas and wax. Bring you own watercolor paints, brushes and 300 lb paper. Come inside out of the heat of summer and paint some hot landscapes!  All artwork will be 8"x10" waxed watercolors adhered to canvas.  Bring your own selected paints and 300 lb watercolor paper.  The canvas and wax will be supplied by instructor for a fee of $10 per student.  Watercolor experience needed.

 

Call for entry for the MCAC Folk Art All-media Open Show:  July 10 to August 9, 2015.  Artwork delivery dates are Thursday July 2, Friday July 3, and Sunday July 5, (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Folk art is in some cases the work of everyday people, not neccesarily artists. The work can be for utility or decorative in nature and need not follow the rules for fine art such as  perspective and proportion. The art is often self-taught and primitive. If this is not your usual style, do some research and have fun with it. Contact is Gene McCandless  at 301.645.3227 or mccan1@verizon.net

 

Summer Dinner at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s City on July 18th 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 parishadmin@olg.com for more information.

Yard Sale and Open House July 11 to Benefit the Tri-County Animal Shelter. Donate new or gently-used holiday items, jewelry, handbags, accessories, kitchenware, toys, china and dishes, and small furniture to the Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) to be used at the shelter yard sale on Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your families and friends to the yard sale and help our furry friends while browsing through great bargains. In addition to the yard sale, the shelter will also feature an open house during the day. Tour the shelter facility, meet animals available for adoption, and enjoy light refreshments. This event is held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the Tri-County Animal Shelter. For more information about the yard sale and open house, or the Tri-County Animal Shelter, call the shelter at 301-932-1713 or 1-800-903-1992.

 

Are you between the ages of eight and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  There will be free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 10 a.m. to noon on the following Thursdays:  June 18, June 25, July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13. 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.

 

The Waldorf Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Waldorf Firehouse on Route 925 Old Washington Road on Monday August 10th from Noon until 5:30 p.m. Walk Ins are welcome after 1:00 p.m. For more information call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

 

 

The Seventh District VFD Auxiliary will be sponsoring a bus trip on Sunday July 19, 2015 to Harrington Deleware to a Raceway and Casino. $45.00 per person includes Coach Bus, Water, Snacks, $10.00 Free Play and Buffet. Bus will be leaving the 7th District Firehouse at 8:00 AM with a Pick Up in Charlotte Hall at around 8:30 AM, will be returning 6:30 PM. To reserve your spot please call 301-769-4042, 301-769-2016 or 301-769-2654. Please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. Reservations must be received by July 10th.

 

 

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is in desperate need of volunteers. Do you have what it takes to be a first responder? You can also volunteer to answer phones, drive an ambulance or other tasks that helps the Rescue Squad. Visit www.pfvrs.org or stop by the station located on Rt. 2/4 Southbound in Prince Frederick for an application. You can help your community with your volunteerism. Stop by the Prince Frederick Rescue Squad today.

 

The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is looking for new members to join us in helping our Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad continue with their efforts provide emergency medical support to our friends and family.  We hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad building on Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown .  If you are interested in joining us please come by one of our meetings or by calling 301-475-5624 to speak to a membership committee member. 

 

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his/her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers. Camp Phoenix will be held July 8, 9 & 10 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. Space is limited so be sure to register as soon as possible. Camp Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we ask that campers attend all three days.  The camp application can be found on our website www.calverthospice.org under Grief Services. The deadline to register is June 12, 2015.  Should you have questions or want additional information, please contact Melinda Ruppert at 410-535-0892 x2201 or  mruppert@calverthospice.org.

 

Fridays will be even better come July! New at Sotterley Plantation it's Small Fry Fridays! July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FUN learning opportunities at Historic Sotterley Plantation are coming up every Friday during the month of July 2015! Join a costumed docent portraying a Sotterley person of the past while enjoying some kid-friendly activities! July 3 (10:30 & 11:30): Croquet & Games on the lawn! July 10: Lessons in the Schoolhouse! July 17: Gardening & Farming work and fun! July 24: Skills of the trades! July 31: Wool carding and spinning! Admission $ at the Visitor Center. Rain or shine events. For more information visit www.sotterley.org

Great Mills High School Class of 1965, is having their "50" year Class Reunion July 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2015. All 60's classes welcome. Please contact Donna Purdy at 717-725-1663, OR Richard Johnson at 407-803-2370.

 

 

Enjoy great food at All Saints Episcopal Church's 69th annual Summer Supper Saturday, 1 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.

 

The 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and School will take place on Friday June 12th at Swan Point Golf Club. $125 per player in advance or $135 the day of the event. 7 a.m. registration. 8 a.m. shotgun start. This is a Captains Choice tournament. For more information call Steve at 301-370-9740 or Becky at 301-751-1167.

 

Ruth's Miracle Group Home Foundation's mission is to meet the immediate needs of homelessness and to address concerns of physical and substance abuse that exist in the lives of women as a result of domestic violence, drug-use,  the upcoming "Moon Dance on the Bay" which is to help disadvantaged women in our community located in Southern Maryland. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with all donations tax-deductible. The event, 'Moonlight Dance on The Bay' will be held on July 10, 2015 from 8 p.m. -11 p.m. at the Bayview Hall in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. For more information please call (410) 326-9170 or (443) 295-7160.

 

The Charles County University of Maryland Extension 4-H Educator, Vera Figueiredo, is launching a nature-based, hands-on program encouraging youth to make positive environmental impacts. On July 7th, 8th, and 9th, 4-H introduces Discover and Learn Camp-on-Wheels, a three-day, traveling day camp meant to promote youth interest in the natural environment.  4-H is partnering with local youth-based nature programs to provide Camp-on-Wheels participants (ages 8-12) with experienced educators who will guide explorations, field-studies, and service-projects.  For more information or to register for Camp-on-Wheels please contact the 4-H Educator at 301-934-5403 or veraf@umd.edu.

 

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