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It's that time of year again!! The Mechancisville Ladies will be cooking there famous Fried chicken!! Sunday September 7, 2014 from 11:30 am-4:00pm. Dinners are $14.00 and include; half of a chicken, red potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, apple sauce, roll and a brownie. Spread the word and Drive Thru our bays at 28165 Hills Club Mechanicsville,MD 20659

 

Saint Marys County Department of recreation and Parks is sponsoring dog obedience classes which will start The week of September 8th. Puppy Kindergarten, Basic and Advanced classes are being offered. Classes will be held at the Leonardtown fair grounds. Pre-registration is required. FMI 301-475-4200 ext. 1801

 

Teen Human Trafficking Awareness Event. Did you know? Human Trafficking in Maryland is the Fastest Growing Crime! 2nd Only to Drugs!” Who: Teens 12-20 (anyone can come but event is designed for teens) What: FREE food, Live band, and dynamic speaker from Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition. When: September 20, 2014 6-8:30 pm. Where: Southern Calvert Baptist Church 12140 HG Truman Road in Lusby, MD 410-326-6533 Why: Learn ... How to protect yourself and your friends. How to recognize victims and perpetrators. What you can do to help. Like us on Facebook at: Facebook.com/marylandteensagainsttrafficking

 

Robert Roach Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament - Saturday, September 13, 2014. All Proceeds Benefit Guide Dogs of America. Location: IAMAW William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center 24494 Placid Harbor Way, Hollywood, MD  20636. Shotgun Starts: 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 18 hole Walkable Private Golf Couse

Lunch Provided, Door Prizes, Closet to the Pin and 50/50 Raffle. Sponsorships: Platinum ($1000), Gold ($500), Silver ($300) Green and Tee ($100)  - Sponsors are 100% tax deductible. Golfers: $75 per player or $300 per team. Contact:  301.373.3300 for more information.

 

The Circle of Care & Friends 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's Team will be holding a fundraiser "Parking Lot Party" on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to close at 10371 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk, MD 20732. There will be fun for the whole family with a cornhole tournament, DJ Music, Silent Auction, Facepainting, Popcorn, Snowcones and Vendors. The afternoon features a dunk tank with local politicians and political candidates taking the hot seat on the dunk tank! And there will also be great food on hand. In the evening, a live band will be featured. All proceeds go to benefit the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's. For more information contact Circle of Care at 410-414-2646.

 

Dana Harty Memorial Gospel Sing and Safe Nights Benefit will be held on Saturday Sept, 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Fellowship Church at 9805 Faith Baptist Church Road White Plains, MD 20695. For more information call 301-580-7186. This event is for the homeless of Charles County.

 

Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, a non-profit agency, along with the local health department are hosting the "On Track to Recovery Event" on Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Calvert High School Track.  This is a free family event focusing on building a healthier community and strengthening support for Calvert County residents along with their friends and family who are recovering from drug and/or alcohol abuse, a mental health issue or any other life changing event. There will be numerous community resources represented along with activities for children. For more information call 410-535-3079 Ext. 36.

On Saturday, Sept. 20 celebrate the 14th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day. This event will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The festivities will begin with a lively parade. Following the parade, participants can enjoy live music, crafts for the kids, face painting, area artists, local heritage displays, classic cars, games, and much more. Refreshments and souvenir t-shirts will be available. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share or you would like to be part of the parade with a classic vehicle or antique farm equipment, contact the Nanjemoy Community Center coordinator at 301-246-9612. For more information, call 301-246-9612. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD at 800-735-2258.

 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office will have a blood drive on Tuesday September 2nd from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Bloodmobile at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown, MD. Please call 1-800 RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor id 05310728 to schedule your life saving donation.

 

There will be a PURSE BINGO hosted by the Hollywood Lions Club on Sunday October 12th with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and games starting at 1:00 p.m. It will all happen at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department in Hollywood, MD. $20 per regular book, $5 per additional book. $6 for special book and $3 per early bird book, $1 per quickie. There will be a 50/50 raffle and food will be provided. To reserve a table for 8 or more people, or for more information call Mary Ann at 301-373-5271 or Samantha @ 301-904-1527.

 

American Legion Post 221 invites all active duty personnel and veterans to join us for our monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at the Post home at 21690 Colton Point Rd (Route 242), in Avenue, MD.  The meeting starts at 8:00 pm and generally lasts for less than an hour. Visit our website at http://www.alpost221.webs.com/ to get more information about the organization or e-mail us at alpost221@netscape.net. You can also call (301) 884-4071 for more information.

 

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global, shoreline cleanup event sponsored by Ocean Conservancy Int'l, a non-profit focusing on the health of our local waterways. Saturday 20 September 2014, from 9:00am to 1:15pm more than 150 ICC volunteers will stroll - or float - along the Chesapeake Bay; Potomac, or Patuxent rivers to remove litter. A number of volunteers will record and tally the litter collected as part of a global data collection effort. A liability waiver is required and an RSVP is requested, too. Volunteers should expect to get muddy and damp. This is a rain or shine event. Worksites: Myrtle Point Park, Elms Beach Park and Point Lookout State Park. Contact the St. Mary's County ICC Project Manager at fletcher_lorenzo@bah.com ; RSVP September 15th.

 

Come take a spin in a new Ford and you can help raise up to $6,000 in support of the Mount Harmony Elementary School PTA.  Just a little drive can help get much needed funding.  One day only - September 6th at MOUNT HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 900 WEST MOUNT HARMONY ROAD, OWINGS, MD 20763  for more information call 410-257-1611.

 

The Patuxent River Officer’s Spouse’s Club (PROSC) is holding its annual kick-off social event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th, at historic Mattapany House (Quarters A) aboard NAS Patuxent River. The evening is open to spouses of active duty, reserve, retired and international military officers. A non-profit group that features a wide array of social and cultural activities, PROSC also supports local, regional and national charities that assist military personnel and their families and serves as a support network for spouses of military officers. Visit www.paxosc.org and LIKE the Pax River Officer’s Spouse’s Club at www.facebook.com/PaxRiverOSC to get the latest information on upcoming PROSC events and important announcements. Those interested in joining PROSC are invited to send an e-mail to paxspouses@paxosc.org.

 

Southern Maryland's premier craft fair is in its 41st year! St. Peter's Holiday Craft Fair is November 1, 2014 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM at St. Peter's School, 3320 St. Peter's Drive, Waldorf.  We feature over 60 unique artisans with handmade crafts.  Last year over 1,000 shoppers spent the day with us!  Our kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch. The bake tables will satisfy any sweet tooth.  Gently-used jewelry, flea market, and Fair Trade items are also a big hit. Admission is free. (301) 843-8917.

 

St. Mary’s County Fair Association is having an indoor Flea Market at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 AM to 12 PM. All vendors and Crafters are welcome.  An 8 X 10 space with 1 table may be rented for $20.00. For information or to reserve a space you must call 301-475-9543.

 

Shrimp Feast Fundraising Event will take place on Friday September 12, 2014 from 7pm-12am At the Waldorf Jaycees on 3090 Crain highway Waldorf md 20601. Tickets Include: •All you can Eat (shrimp, fried chicken, hotdogs, sides and more) •All you can Drink (soda water BEER and more) •Live band: Drivin Muzzy, Raffles, games and more!! Join us- for a good time, with good friends, in support of a good cause!! Proceeds benefit various major projects planned for the fall, thanksgiving baskets, toys for tots and more!!!! Contact Shannon for tickets: 240-682-6823.

 

Volunteers are the heart of Hospice in Calvert County. Calvert Hospice volunteers help care for patients, support families, comfort the bereaved, assist with office work, provide community outreach and support special events/fundraisers.  Regardless of the type of volunteerism you may be interested in, everyone must go through training.  Our next Volunteer training dates are as follows: (You must attend all three days). Thursday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training takes place at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. For more info contact Anne Stavely at 410.535.0892, astavely@calverthospice.org or visit calverthospice.org.

 

Leadership Southern Maryland -a non-profit,  nine month, tuition based program designed to develop leaders from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties for regional collaboration on issues facing Southern Maryland as a whole, will be having a benefit golf tournement on Thursday October 9th.  The tourney will take place at Breton            Bay Golf & Country Club. It will be Captain’s Choice with registration from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. With a 9:00 a.m. start. For more information visit Events at www.lsmlead.org, email info@leadershipsomd.org, or call 240-725-5469.

 

The St. Vincent de Paul Society 7th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be held on Saturday, September 13th, rain or shine, at 9:00 a.m. at Father Andrew White School in Leonardtown.  Same day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  There is no registration fee, but pledges are welcomed.  Can goods are also being collected to assist the Helping Hands food bank.  There will be a post walk brunch, live music, face painting, a silent auction and door prizes.  Please visit www.fopwalk.org for more information and to register online.

There will be a Community Forum at the Second District Volunteer Fire Dept and Rescue Squad on Thursday, Sept. 4, 7:00pm. The Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is exploring options regarding replacing their current Station. They are looking for the communities comments, ideas and support. This will be their first Community Forum so please bring a friend! Second District is the only Fire/Rescue EMS Company in St. Mary’s County. 100% Volunteer, 100% of the time. For more information on this community forum about the Second District Fire Department and Rescue Squad visit the website at www.sdvfdrs.org

 

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, the Kiwanis of St. Mary's County will be at the hillside of the Hollywood VFD. The purpose is to insert approximately 3,000 American flags that will adorn the 5.5' x 12' banner in honor of all whom had died, suffered and/or affected by the 9/11 2001 terrorist attacks. We need volunteers. Saturday, Sept. 6

TIME: 9:00 AM. WHERE: Hollywood VFD. Volunteers will need work gloves, mallet (not a hammer), iron rod to punch holes in the ground or if they have a battery-operated drill with at least a 1/4" bit, Water. See you September 6th at 9 a.m. at the Hollywood Voluneer Fire Department.

 

The 2014 Fall Classic Dodgeball Tournament provides Southern Maryland with a day of maximum social enjoyment through the alternative sport of dodgeball. Now’s your chance to gather a team of friends, neighbors, or co-workers and relive the days of your youth! October 4, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am. Check in is 8:00-8:30 am

Registration deadline is September 26, 2014. $75 per team (6 players). 16 years and up. Minors must have parental permission. Minimum 6 teams; maximum 9 teams. Leonard Hall Recreation Center. 23145 Leonard Hall Drive - Leonardtown, MD 20650. For more information, registration and rules visit www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/dodgeball or contact Kyle Kebaugh at 301-475-4200 ext. 1803 or via email to kyle.kebaugh@stmarysmd.com.

 

Surrattsville HS Class of 1974 will be having a 40 Year Reunion on September 6, 2014 at 7 PM. Where: The Golf Club at South River - Edgewater, MD. Tickets $70/person, contact Barbara Sheldon 410-610-7123.

 

Sacred Heart Parish of La Plata will host a “Country Fix’ns Dinner” on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room located in the church basement at 201 St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata.  The menu will include fried chicken, Memphis pork barbecue, parsley red potatoes, fresh green beans, frog eye salad, and rolls and butter.  This year’s dinner will include choice of home baked desserts and drawings for door prizes for eat-in dining.  The cost is $18.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of 6. Children under 6 eat free. Carry out and drive up meals will be available for $18.00 as well as a bucket of chicken for $12.00.  Delicious desserts and baked treats will also be available for purchase at the bake sale. For more information, call the Sacred Heart Parish Office at 301-934-2261.

 

This year’s Ghosts of Sotterley, “Reapers in Red Coats: The Ghosts of Sotterley 1814” will run on October 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 with first performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online: www.sotterley.org. Exclusive for Sotterley Members! Pay only $10 per person for performances on Thursday, October 23rd! Advance reservations required - call 301-373-2280! Another benefit of membership! Group rates are available by calling our office 301-373-2280. May not be suitable for young children. Dress appropriately for this spooky outdoor walking tour / production. NO refunds - held rain or shine.

 

Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department is having an open house event on October 26th from 11am - 3pm.  It will all happen at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department at 3170 West Ward Rd. in Dunkirk, MD 20754. Everything is free - food, drinks, moon bounce, cotton candy, snow cones, etc. See you October 26th at the Open House at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Announcing our 23rd Annual Golf Tournament that benefits The Center for Life Enrichment and Special Olympics St. Mary's County to be held on Friday, September 26th at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course located in Chaptico, Maryland. (Rain date is October 1st). Interested in supporting or playing in this event?   For more information or to register, please call Laurie at 301-373-8100 ext. *814. Both The Center for Life Enrichment and Special Olympics St. Mary's County are United Way organizations that meet the needs of persons with disabilities in our community.

 

On September 13, Battle Creek Nature Education Society and American Chestnut Land Trust will host a paddling event on the Chesapeake Bay. The Park to Park Paddle is an opportunity for experienced kayakers to enjoy a beautiful but hard-to-access section of the Chesapeake Bay. This moderately strenuous 7-mile trip will begin at the Warrior's Rest Sanctuary located at the mouth of Parkers Creek in Port Republic. Paddlers will explore the shoreline southward along the Calvert Cliffs going down the bay to the beach at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby. Fees: $35 for BCNES members & ACLT Members; $50 for nonmembers. Reservations and advance payment required by September 8. A limited number of kayaks are available for an additional fee of $10 per person.

Register: Participants can register online at

http://calvertparks.org/event-1713037?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=9/19/2014, or by mail to BCNES, PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676; or in person at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Road, Prince Frederick, MD.

 

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, August 30th & 31st, 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 Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Michael K. Santana, will be conducting auditions on Monday, August 25, and Monday September 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m.,by appointment. Alternate dates may be arranged. Auditions will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 E. Smallwood Dr.  Waldorf, MD 20602.  Auditions will consist of vocal warm-ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises to determine the singer's vocal range. No prepared piece is necessary! High School age and older singers are welcome.  The chorus is especially looking for tenors and baritones/basses, but ALL voices are appreciated. Please call Carol at 301-642-0594 for audition appointments. For more information please visit www.chesapeakechoral.com

 

Each year in September, United Way of Charles County invites their communities to improve the conditions in which they live by volunteering at their Day of Caring event. On Thursday, September 11, 2014, United Way of Charles County will host its 20th annual Day of Caring, where local businesses and organizations give employees the day off with pay to participate in over 18 projects throughout Charles County at some of our Partner Agency's locations.  Our day will kick off at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center with a light breakfast and you will receive a Live United tee shirt before heading out to the project you sign up for. To get involved call us at (301) 609-4844.  To view a full listing of the projects and sign up to volunteer, email us at unitedwaycharlesco@comcast.net.  You can also visit our website http://www.unitedwaycharles.org/day-caring for more details.

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office will have an open house on Saturday September 13th starting at 10 a.m. There will be fun for the whole communittee. There will be K-9 demonstrations, a fast pitch game, train rides, dunk tank, face painting, child i.d. kits and more. Plus there will be public safetly displays, fire and rescue units, Maryland Search and Rescue Dogs. The foundation for heroes superheroes will be there along with McGruff the Crime Dog and Buckle Bear. Food and Drink will be available for purchase. For more information call 410-535-1600 ext 2461

 

The 12th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5th, 2014, celebrating the very best of over 20 Maryland wineries in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark! Combining fun and education, guests come to the place where wine flows freely, live music is jamming, kids enjoy their own play area, engaging demonstrations entertain and educate, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Plantation House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE. Discount Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $20 through September 28th - BUY Online Only at www.sotterley.org. $25 at the gate. Become a Sotterley Member and pay only $15 at the gate! For more information, visit www.sotterley.org or call 301-373-2280 or 800-681-0850.

 

It’s Shakespeare at his rom-com best! Auditions for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies’ first show of the year, “Much Ado About Nothing,” will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 9 and 10, from 6 -10 p.m. in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center, on the college campus. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11. Performance dates are Nov. 6-9 and 13-16. No experience is required to audition, although reading the play before auditioning is strongly recommended. For your audition, prepare a three-minute comic monologue of your choice; a prepared piece is preferable to a cold reading. For further information about procedures for auditioning or about the play, contact the director, Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, at mellistolaydo@smcm.edu or by phone at 240-895-4244.

 

Twenty-three-year-old Calvert County resident Kimberly Ruest has developed congestive heart failure as a result of fighting cardiomyopathy for the past several years. Recently, her health has deteriorated to the point where she requires an immediate heart transplant to save her life. Fortunately, she is an excellent candidate for the procedure, and we are hopeful that she will receive a heart very quickly. Please offer your support in helping stem the costs of these extraordinary medical expenses by sharing her Go Fund Me Page "A Heart for Kimberly.”

 

St. John’s School in Hollywood will host a benefit Basket, Bags, & More bingo on Friday, September 26th at the Monsignor Harris Center. Doors open at 6 pm and bingo starts at 7.  Admission is $20, which includes a pack of cards for 20 games and a door prize ticket; additional cards will be available at $5 per pack. Children must purchase an admission ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult. The prizes will include filled baskets. There will also be a Chinese auction, pull tabs, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for sale as well. For more information or reservations e-mail argreer@gmail.com or Phyllis at 301-373-5871.

 

 

Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association Second Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 6th. All proceeds will be used for community events held by the Civic Association.  Event to start at Long Point Beach, on Waterview Drive, in Golden Beach/Mechanicsville, MD. Registration at 9 AM. Run/Walk starts at 10 AM. If you pre-register by August 30th, prices are: $25/person; $40/couple; $75/family of four. You can pre-register at www.ourgoldenbeach.com. Prices will be $5 higher at the gate. Paid registration entitles you to a free t-shirt; meal voucher; and bottled water. Children 10 and under can race for free (t-shirt and meal voucher not included). Don't want to race? Sponsor a kilometer sign for $50. For information call Jackson Miller at 240-538-6503.

 

Chopticon High School will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. The Chopticon Band Boosters will be holding a special Chopticon Band Alumni Dinner on Friday September 19th at 6:60 p.m. The event will take place at All Saints Church Hall in Avenue. Get tickets and complete details at www.chopticonband.myevent.com

 

Chopticon High will be sponsoring the 5th annual Showcase of Bands on Saturday October 4th at 3 p.m. This event will feature 9 regional high school marching bands each performing their own unique show for the 2014/2015 school year. Enjoy food, raffles and hear music performed by the talented young musicians in your community. Get tickets at www.seatyourself.biz

 

The whole family will love the 3rd annual Costume Caper 5K Wald and Run on Sunday October 19th at 9 a.m. Race begins and ends at the Colton's Point Museum and will feature a tiny tot fun run around the museum with face painting, snacks and more. New this year there will be a 2-person relay option. Costumes and leashed dogs encouraged. Bring a canned food good to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank. Register early at www.raceroster.com.

 

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is presenting a talk on August 28 of interest to all county residents on the archaeology of the Dunkirk sites.  As you probably know, in 2012, an archaeological site was uncovered in Dunkirk, Maryland evidencing human occupation there 3000 years ago.  One of the lead archaeologists involved with the excavation will be at JPPM to talk about what we learned.  This lecture is free.

 

Rare find – a 3000 year-old house has been discovered in Dunkirk, Maryland!  Learn what archaeology can tell us about how people lived in Calvert County so long ago.  Barbara Silber will discuss the archaeological excavations and related artifacts from two Late Archaic - Early Woodland prehistoric sites, recovered ahead of the Dunkirk Park & Ride construction in 2012. The talk, titled Single Family Home, Nice Wooded Lot: The Archaeology of the Dunkirk Sites, will be held on August 28, 2014 at 7 PM in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum as part of its 2014 Speaker Series. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.

 

Grab the kids, pack a blanket and picnic, and enjoy Shakespeare’s famous comedy on the State House green at Historic St. Mary's City.  As You Like It, produced in conjunction with Newtowne Players, will be offered August 15, 16 and 21,22, and 23. Bring food, blankets and lawn chairs.  You may rent chairs ($1) and purchase snacks, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages on site.  No outside alcohol will be permitted.  Tickets for Friday and Saturday performances are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, military, and students; and $10 for children 11 and younger.  Reserve tickets by contacting 240-895-4978 or aaronm@digshistory.org.

Charles County will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 on August 30-31, 2014 in Benedict, MD. Come to Maxwell Hall on August 30 from 10-5 and experience. A Star Spangled Celebration! Take part in sword “play” with the Calvert-Arundel Swordsmen, tat lace with the Chesapeake Lace Guild, watch spinners and weavers and blacksmith and basket crafters and Nicole Stewart’s colonial portrait paintings. Meet the authors of local books, including the new Benedict on the Patuxent by Howard Post, live music with the Port Tobacco Pickers, you can be a guest at the Wedding of 1812 portrayed by La Plata High School drama students, later take part in a floral auction by the Hughesville Garden Club, 1812 toys and games with the Girl Scouts and much much more. All activities are free, shuttle transportation provided. For more information go to charlescountymd.gov or hughesvillegardenclub.org

 

SAVE THE DATES - Upcoming Children's Programs at the Bayside History Museum, ages 3-5. Select Fridays in September and October 2014 at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, Maryland. www.baysidehistorymuseum.org 301-855-4028/410-610-5970

 

Bathing Beauties & Muscle Cars: Friday, September 5 at 2:00pm: Discover the history of bathing suits and cars from the year 1900 to today. Play some games with a take-home fashion doll or a tiny take-home muscle car! Ages 3-5, children must be accompanied by an adult. $5/child for supplies. REGISTRATION REQUIRED :

301-855-4028/ 410-610-5970 or baysidechildrensprograms@hotmail.com to register

 

"Talk like a Pirate Day" the Chesapeake Way!: Friday, September 19 at 2:00pm: Hear stories about pirates that sailed the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Play a scurvy game, do a craft, learn how to talk like a real pirate and take home some pirate treasure! Ages 3-5, children must be accompanied by an adult. $5/child for supplies.

 

The Secret Life of Sand Dollars: Friday, October 3 at 2:00pm: Learn all about living sand dollars, hear a story, play a game and make a take-home sand dollar craft! Ages 3-5, children must be accompanied by an adult. $1/child.

 

Celebrate Frankenstein Friday: Friday, October 31 at 2:00pm: Celebrate "Frankenstein Friday" with fun games like "witch’s stew," wrap the mummy, pass the pumpkin and candy corn catch! Wear your Halloween costume and get a treat! Ages 3-5, children must be accompanied by an adult. $1/child

 

There will be an all you can eat breakfast at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, MD 20653. This event takes place on Sunday August 24th from 8 am - 11 am. Adults are $8, Children $5 ages 6-12 and Children 5 and under are free. Visit www.bdvfd.org for more information.

 

The Dentsville EMS and Auxiliary is having a Brown Bag Auction Sat, Sept 6th. Tickets go on sale 10am and the Auction starts at noon.  Join them for an exciting afternoon. Walt Disney World Hopper Passes, 2 Cancun Vacations, 2 Whitetail Ski Vacations, Gift cards, Gift Baskets, Entertainment Tickets and so much more. The Dentsville EMS & Auxiliary is located at 12135 Charles Street (Rt. 6) La Plata, MD 20646

 

Discover Naval Aviation with a visit to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on August 16th! Our bi-monthly program, Meet the Airplane! is scheduled August 16th, noon to 5pm. This month we are featuring the P-3 Orion and we'll also celebrate the end of the summer with a cookout. View our exhibits and discuss this versatile aircraft with an amazing Panel of Experts. Panel members will gather for a presentation at 1400 in the main exhibit hall. There will be special activities for children - building paper airplanes, face painting, carrier landings, and radar games! 50/50 raffle drawings will be at 1330 and 1500 (1:30 & 3:00 pm respectively), so don't forget to buy your tickets while you are there. Delicious grilled burgers and hot dogs will be available from the NAS Patuxent River First Class Association. Adult beverages, soda, and desserts will be available as well.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner at the rescue squad building, 21530 Coltons Point Rd, Rt 242, Avenue, MD 20609, on Sunday, September 14.  The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include 1/2 fried chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, roll and a homemade dessert.  The cost will be $13.00. Please plan to come and enjoy a Sunday chicken dinner prepared by the Auxiliary.

 

The Calvert Library is offering Citizen Scientist events in September.  On Thursday, September 4, the session will be Labels in our Lives at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  An environmental scientist will talk about the periodic table and explain how to interpret the ingredients list on household products and processed food items.  So if you wonder if it’s safe to wash your dishes in tetrasodium glutamate diacetate or if you are curious about that stuff in your coffee sweetener, you should be sure to attend. On Tuesday, September 23,  you will have a chance to beef up your understanding of the science we see on a daily basis.  Perhaps you want to make sense of the water quality report posted.  Or maybe you are suspicious of that article you saw in the newspaper.  We will discuss what makes science “science” and explore the scientific method. These workshops are free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but not required.  For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website at calvertlibrary.info.

 

Knights of Columbus St. Francis Xavier "the Missionary" Council #10957 will be hosting their Annual Polish Dinner on Sunday August 24th 4:00pm-7:30pm. The dinner will take place at St. Francis Church Hall Newtown Neck Rd. in Leonardtown. Cost:  Adults $15.00 Children 10&under $5.00. For further information contact (240)434-1464.

 

Our Lady of the Wayside will hold its annual Apple Festival on Sunday, October 12th 2014 from 12 pm to 5 pm. There will be crafters, food, apple desserts, and apple and fall products for sale, face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, children’s games, bingo and live music. There will be a cash money raffle and an “Apple Basket” raffle. There will also be a Silent Auction. In lieu of an admittance fee, the Our Lady Works of Mercy will accept monetary donations and nonperishable food items for the Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry. For additional information, please contact Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871 or rsbrssll@AOL.COM

 

American Legion Post 221, located at 21690 Colton Point Rd (Rt. 242), in Avenue, has a Steak, Shrimp, & Fish Dinner Night on the third Friday of every month from 5pm - 8pm. This is an excellent opportunity to get out and meet people in the community. There are several menu items for the adults and kids to enjoy at a reasonable price (http://alpost221.webs.com/steakshrimpfishmenu.htm). You can call (301) 884-4071 for further information. You can also visit our website at http://www.alpost221.webs.com/.

 

On Sunday, September 7th, 2014, 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 - $25.00; Children (6 to 12) - $8.00; and Children (5 & under) - Free.  Carryouts are available at $23.00 each.    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.  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 or email holy01angels@aol.com.

 

The 12th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5th, 2014 and we have many exciting opportunities for companies and individuals to join us as sponsors and advertisers for the event. Your Support Matters! Support the Riverside WineFest at Sotterley through sponsorship, advertising in our 2014 full-color program, or both! To become a WineFest Sponsor, please contact Nate Ryon, Development Manager: development@sotterley.org. To advertise in the WineFest program, please contact Eileen Miller, Marketing Manager: marketing@sotterley.org. For more information, we welcome your phone call: 301-373-2280.

 

Southern MD Decorative Painters will meet on Saturday, August 23, at the Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall, MD.  Arrival time is 9:30 am.  Guests are always welcome and should email LearnToPaint@Outlook.com for more information.

Celebrate Maryland’s first inhabitants on Indian Discovery Day, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Historic St. Mary's City.  Everyone is invited to try their hand at archery, working with clay, rattle and cordage making, digging out a canoe, and assisting with the construction of a new witchott (long house).  Learn about traditional dances from the Tayac Territory Dancers, then try some steps and join a dance or two. Event hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Special activities are included in general admission to the museum: $10.00 adult; $9 seniors; $6.00 for students; and free for those 5 years and younger and Friends members. For more information, call 1-800-762-1634, 240-895-4990, or visit the museum’s web site, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.

 

Learn more about Charles County’s history and how Benedict has been impacted as George Howard Post discusses the history of Benedict and what it has become today. This event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the at St. Francis de Sales Church Hall (7185 Benedict Ave, Benedict). This tour involves a fair amount of walking so we would like to encourage participants to wear appropriate footwear and attire to fully enjoy this experience. For more information, contact Sheila Geisert at 301-645-0682 or GeisertS@CharlesCountyMD.gov.  Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

Calling for Arts & Crafters, We are calling for entries to PRAD 2014.   We still have spaces open for PRAD (Patuxent River Appreciation Days)  to be held on Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12, 2014 (always Columbus Day weekend). If you are interested in participating, please contact Gerry Wood, via email:  gbwood2@verizon.net, (Replies must have PRAD in the subject line)  or phone, 301-863-9663.  We hope you will consider joining us at PRAD..

 

It's time to starting thinking about the 26th Annual Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees, a community event and Calvert Hospice fundraiser that ushers in the holiday season.  This year’s theme is “Making Spirits Bright” and the three-day event will once again be held Thanksgiving weekend at St. John Vianney in Prince Frederick with the following hours: Friday, November 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features: exquisitely decorated trees, family entertainment, a wide-variety of vendors, model train displays, Santa’s Workshop and the annual Gingerbread House competition. The following opportunities are available: Festival Sponsorship, Tree Sponsorship, Poinsettia Purchase, Program Advertisement. If you or your business would like to support this year’s festival, please visit calverthospice.org or call 410.535.0892.

 

It's the Margaret Brent High School Alumni Dinner and Dance on Augst 23rd from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by calling Clarence at 301-769-2630 or Delores at 301-884-4812. There will be baked chicken, fried chicken, ham and all the fixins. Live music and a cash bar. The event will be held at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge in Mechanicsville Maryland.

 

The St. Mary's County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association is sponsoring a talk entitled "Heads and Tails: Advice from Both Sides of the Publishing Coin." Come and join us as we listen to Holly Morse-Ellington's experience as both a writer and as an editor, and how this dual identity has informed her own writing. Ms. Morse-Ellington is a fiction editor for the Baltimore Review, and she will be speaking at the Lexington Park Library in Meeting Room A from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on August 26. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free for newcomers, or join the Maryland Writers' Association at the door. For more information, visit www.marylandwriters.org.

 

Bluegrass for Hospice-2014 is seeking vendors for this year’s event.  It will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.  The event will run from noon until 8:00 pm and will feature Bluegrass music all day with door prizes and a silent auction.  Interested vendors may request a vendor application or receive more information by calling 301-737-3004.  The deadline for requesting a space is October 10, 2014.

 

Are you addicted to tobacco? Do you want to quit? FREE Tobacco Cessation Classes are given by the Health Department both in Leonardtown at the Health Department and in Lexington Park. Classes are in the evenings and medications to assist in quitting tobacco addictions are free, as well. If you want to quit using tobacco, please call 301-475-4330 for more information.

 

St. Mary's County Health Department offers Free Colon Cancer Screenings for uninsured and under insured residents of St. Mary's County. If you are age 50 or older,  you have a family member with a history of colon cancer/colon polyps or you have symptoms of colorectal cancer, you may be eligible BEFORE age 50. Please get screened, as early identification is crucial to early detection and treatment.  Please call 301-475-4318 to see if you are eligible.

 

The St. Mary's County Health Department offers Free Mammograms and PAP smears to eligible residents of St. Mary's County. Please call the Health Department at 301-475-4330 to see if you qualify.

 

Mother Catherine Spalding School is celebrating their 50th Anniversary Celebration with an Anniversary Gala and Silent and Live Auction. It all happens on Friday August 22nd at the Old Breton Inn in Leonardtown. Tickets are $100/$150 per couple. For ticket information please contact the school office at 301-884-3165.

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 lpvfdlacraftfair@yahoo.com

 

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 www.mvfd.com

 

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 rra1956@gmail.com and also go to marlowheights60sand70s.com 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 www.loc.gov/bookfest/. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 www.mechanicsvilleoptimist.org. 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 www.active.com, calling 301-475-2886, e-mailing info@chapticoclassic.org, 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 www.chapticoclassic.org. 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.  

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.

 

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 www.hsmcdigshistory.org or contact 800-SMC-1634, 240-895-4990, or info@digshistory.org.

 

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 PRNAMAEventsComm@gmail.com.

 

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 www.smchd.org

 

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

www.paxriverquiltguild.com, join our Facebook group page, Pax River

Quilters Guild or email juliagraves82@hotmail.com.

 

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 www.bikersforbabies.org/Maryland.

 

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 www.CharlesCountyParks.com. 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 www.CountryStarsHotCars.com, 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 BaileysBunchFundraising@gmail.com

 

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 www.lpvrs.org.

 

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/.

 

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.

 

 

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: parishadmin@olg.com 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 http://www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/Museums.asp 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, www.bluegrassforhospice.com.

 

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. cbcmd.com 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: vbs@scbcmd.com

 

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 info@digshistory.org.

 

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 www.chesapeakeorchestra.org 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 www.thepromisecenter.org.

 

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 Julie.Hall@maryland.gov.

 

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 corygb@earthlink.net 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 www.smtmd.org.

 

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 www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/operation-sunscreen/183918

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