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Celebrate Southern Maryland's rich rural history with a day of fun for the whole family! On Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) will welcome back Children's Day on the Farm with a mix of classic favorites and new attractions. The event is free and offers a wide range of hands-on activities and demonstrations centered on Southern Maryland rural traditions. For more information about Children's Day on the Farm, contact us at 410-586-8501 or Children's Day on the Farm will be held rain or shine.


Come out and enjoy the day playing golf with Leadership Southern Maryland alumni and leaders from across the region. Friday, June 5th, 2015 Swan Point Yacht & Country Club. Registration includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf, adult refreshments throughout the tournament, lunch at the turn that will be catered and a post tournament dinner, raffles and awards. The tournament will feature a putting contest, longest drives, closest to the pin and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes.  A set of golf clubs donated by First Command Financial Services, Inc. will also be raffled off. For more information please send an email to or contact the LSM office at 240-725-5469.


The Tri-County Animal Shelter is offering reduced-fee cat and kitten adoptions for the month of June.   The shelter will take in more than 400 felines in June and many of them are loving, and friendly, looking for a forever home. Adoption fees are $5 a cat and $25 a kitten.  Join the Tri-County Animal Shelter in celebrating national Adopt-a-Cat-Month by adopting your own feline. View available cats in the free-roaming cat room at  Watch our big boy Max, who was turned in because his owners were moving or Jenna, our black and white girl with the beautiful green eyes. These two cats, along with many others, are available for adoption. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit or to find your “purrfect” pet.


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 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


Please join Pets With Disabilities on June 5th from 6pm-10pm at 150 Adelina Road in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

An evening of fun, relaxation and an opportunity to help disabled animals. Come and enjoy a Friday evening with friends - and "Go Shopping"! Enjoy a taste of the award winning wines, a silent auction and catered dinner. For more information call Pets with Disabilities at 443-624-9270 or Email:


The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email On Sunday, June 7, 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.


The first Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by the United States Marine Corps, will take place aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, June 19-28.  This is the sixth year the Warrior Games have taken place and the first time they have been organized by the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense created the Military Adaptive Sports Program to enhance the recovery of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans through sport. Since its inception, the Military Adaptive Sports Program has assisted more than 158,000 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans at 325 structured camps and clinics. The Games are open to the public.  There is no charge for admission. For more information about the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games go to: or visit us at


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

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.


The Benedict Auxiliary is holding a Something Old, Something New Basket Bingo on Saturday June 6, 2015 at the Benedict Fire House 18210 Hyatt Ave., Benedict, Md. Win some baskets you may have missed, win some new baskets. Doors open at 2pm with games starting at 3pm. $20.00 admission. There will be extra books, specials, raffle tickets, pull tabs as well as food and drink available for sale. For more information or to make reservations, call 301-848-9028 Everyone who makes a reservation will be entered in a special drawing.


The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Michael K. Santana, presents “An Evening of Bernstein”.

The concerts will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday June 14 at 3:30 p.m.  Both performances will be at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Maryland.  Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, military, and youth. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or reserved by calling Carol Charnock at 301-642-0594. About CCAS: The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society (CCAS) was formed in 1996 to provide an opportunity for residents of Southern Maryland to sing and perform complex choral compositions.  Membership is by audition and is open to adults and college and high school students. Currently CCAS is comprised of 50 members. New voices are always welcome!  Please visit or call Carol Charnock at 301-642-0594 for more information.


Buy, Sell or BOTH! Bring your things to sell to Trinity Baptist Church (2671 Mattawoman-Beantown Rd, Waldorf) on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. You can set up as early as 6:30 am  on the day of the event. Space rentals are $20 per space, which equals a car parking space. Please bring your own table or tarp. All proceeds go to benefit Trinity Youth Missions and events. So come and enjoy a great time and help a great cause! For more information or to rent a table Call 301-645-7889 or email


On Thursday May 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., numerous community organizations will gather to talk about the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens in Calvert County.  We invite all community members to be part of the conversation!

Join us at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B Multi-purpose Room to discuss what can be done to promote a healthy community and strengthen the partnerships necessary to prevent a crisis in police and citizen interaction. Participating organizations include Calvert County Fraternal Order of Police, Calvert County NAACP, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, Calvert Interfaith Council, Calvert Library, College of Southern Maryland Institutional Equity and Diversity Office, Concerned Black Men, Concerned Black Women, Community Mediation Center of Calvert, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Police and TRUST. Law enforcement representatives and others will answer questions and participate in the conversation. Come share your experiences and thoughts to be part of the solution! For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.


A drive thru chicken dinner will be hosted by the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad on Sunday June 7nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rescue squad is located at 43256 Rescue Lane Hollywood. The dinner includes one-half fried chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, biscuit, and cookie. Cost is $12. Water and soda is also available for purchase. 


The American Legion Auxiliary will have a Yard Sale to be held June 6, 2015 from 7:30- 11:30 am at the American Legion Ridge Post 255. Tables can be rented for $10 by calling Nancy @ 240 577 4253.


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County is June 6th, from 6pm until 2am, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County is an exciting 8-hour event – filled with celebrations, ceremonies, entertainment, fundraisers, food, crafts, vendors, laughter, and hope. Registration for the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, MD is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Please visit to register.  On-site registration is also available. To find out more about Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, visit our website at, find us on Facebook, or contact Event Lead Melanie Smith,

Southern Maryland Battle Buddies, is pleased to invite those who have either served in the military or been part of a military family to apply for the next Battle Buddies Training.  A new group of Battle Buddies needs to be trained.  The training dates follow: 5 June 7 pm - 10 pm, 6 June 9 am - 4 pm, 7 June 11 am - 6 pm, 13 June 9 am - 4 pm and

14 June 11 am - 6 pm  with graduation following. If you know of a veteran who has managed to navigate the transition back to civilian life and has the heart to provide peer to peer support for another veteran or, in some cases, a  veterans spouse please have them contact me as soon as possible for an application. This 35 hours of training will be provided in Prince Frederick at no charge beyond the minimal obligation to serve as a Battle Buddy for 2 years,  be matched with at least one veteran and participate via telecom in monthly peer supervision. They may either call me at the number below or e-mail me at 


Arthur Middleton Elementary School Hootin' Owls vs. Harlem Wizards (featuring Charles County Teachers&  Principal) will take place at the St. Charles High School 5305 Piney Church Road Waldorf, MD 20602. Hosted by: Arthur Middleton Elementary School PTO. Date: May 30th, 2015. Game Time: 7:00pm Doors open at 6:30pm

Advance Ticket: Student $10 General Admission $12. Tickets at Door: Student $12 General Admission $15. Reserved Seating: $18. Courtside Seating: $30. Tickets on Sales at: or contact


La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Golf Tournament May 29th at Potomac Ridge Golf Course to benefit the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department. Contact Kristin Hoffman at 240.682.3350 or visit the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Facebook page for information.


FIL-AM Of Southern Maryland Presents the 8th Annual 2015 FIL-AM Fiesta! The theme this year is "Balikbayan" (Homecoming) and it will take place at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Hall at 24801 Three Notch Road on June 6th from 3-10 p.m. This is a family fun event with great entertainment. Tables are assigned at date of sale. Reserved tables are for disabled guests only. For more information visit  $30adults, $15 kids 3-17, children under 3 free.


Fathers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Historic Sotterley Plantation for HALF PRICE on Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from noon to 4:00 p.m. We welcome you and your father to stroll the exquisite blooming gardens, walk the plantation grounds and nature trails, see the historic outbuildings including our original 1830’s Slave Cabin, or picnic out on the lawn while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Patuxent River. Top off the day with buying a memorable gift at the Museum Shop, located in our Visitor Center. It will be a day he will never forget! For more information on upcoming Sotterley Plantation events, please visit our website at


Join us June 20th for the 26th Annual St. Mary's Century, hosted by Patuxent Velo Cycling Club.  The St. Mary's Century is a cycling event for riders of all abilities and fitness levels, featuring routes from 25 to 100 miles along the scenic back roads of Southern Maryland.  Roadside assistance, bike maintenance, and fully stocked rest stations with food and refreshments along each route will ensure a safe and fun ride for all.  The ride starts and ends at Chopticon High School in Morganza.  Cyclists will receive a St. Mary's Century T-shirt and enjoy a delicious BBQ at the end of the ride.  For more information, email, or visit


Calvert Hospice invites the community to the 10th Annual Calvert Hospice Poker Run Saturday, June 6, 2015. Hosted once again by Chris Bowen and Heather Scott, the Poker Run raises money for the Burnett Calvert Hospice House.  Registration is from 10:30 to noon at the American Legion in Lusby. The cost is $20 for drivers, $10 for passengers or $10 if you are just attending the after party at the American Legion.  Participants and party goers will enjoy a live auction, music by DJ Rick, great food and door prizes.  For more information please contact Chris Bowen 443-532-8343 or Heather Scott 410-610-8363.


The Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation is honored to invite the public and media to attend its 10th annual memorial service for the state’s fire and rescue personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice. Five fallen heroes will be added to the Wall of Honor this year. The service will be Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Maryland Emergency Services Memorial Park, 101 Calvert St., Annapolis, Md. The Maryland Fire-Rescue Memorial is a commemorative park that includes a sculpture and memorial wall listing the names of more than 400 Maryland heroes. Learn more by visiting


Maryland law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets are vaccinated for rabies. Protect the ones you love and bring your pet to a free rabies clinic Sunday, June 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department (15245 Prince Fredrick Road, Hughesville).  Dog and cat licenses will be available for purchase.  The fee for a pet license is $5 if your animal is altered and $25 if your animal is not altered.  All dogs must be leashed and all cats and ferrets must be contained in a carrier. For more information about the free rabies clinic, contact 301-609-3425.


The Mechanicsville Optimist Club would like to announce its Pork & Beef BBQ event. It will be Sunday May 24th 10:00am to 5pm. Menu for this event is pork (pulled and sliced) sliced beef, coleslaw, baked beans, fries, soda’s and water.  Location for this event is the Lions Club pavilion on the corner of Rt. 5 and flora corner road in Mechanicsville.  All proceed from this event go to help the local youth and community service programs. For more information or any questions contact Bill Stone at 301-884-2358 or via email at


Country Dance & “Country Memories” Band on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 7pm—11pm at $15/person or $25/couple. B.Y.O.B. Refreshments will be available. Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad 755 Solomons Island Road, South Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 410.535.9836.


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.

There will be a Southern Maryland Vacations 4 Vets Poker Ride on May 31st with registration starting at 10 a.m. The ride leaves the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department at 11 a.m. with a police escort through Lexington Park. The ride will be stopping at various Southern Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments...Just $25 per person and includes a t-shirt and post ride party with a chicken dinner provided. All that pre-register are entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. Please email the full name of all participants to or visit the webpage at


The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is inviting All GIRLS in kindergarten through 5th grade to bring your friends & join us for an Outdoor Skills Day! Learn how to build a campfire and make a treat. Learn emergency preparedness, trail signs and more! Each girl will receive a bandana and an activity patch. The event will be May 30th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the pavilion at John Baggett Park at Laurel Grove. Pre-registration is required by May 21st. Cost is $10 for Girl Scouts, $20 for non-Girl Scouts. Contact Lauren Mohler, Membership Specialist for St. Mary's County, for more information and to register at or 301-638-5373.


The Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is having their annual 5k run/walk in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates on Monday, May 25. The event starts at 8 AM at the Chesapeake Ranch Airport: 12112 Double Tree Lane Lusby, MD 20657. Registration is online at and is $25 before May 11 and $30 after May 11. The entry fee includes admission, refreshments, a tour of the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center, raffles, and door prizes. Questions for those interested can be answered at 410-326-0937.


The New Hope Church of God at 4200 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20602 is offering a free Community Health Fair on June 13, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 pm. There will be over 20 health professionals providing information regarding Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Cancer, Nutrition, and other various health topics will be covered.  They will offer free finger printing for children & breast exams and Body Mass Index (BMI) measuring which will be done by Doctors and Nurses. They will have door prizes, games, relay races, face painting, and moon bounce for the children, refreshments, selective music and lots of fun. So mark your calendars for June 13th.  Come out and join us for a day of health and wellness.


Mechanicsville Vol Rescue Squad is having their very first Feelin' Hot Chili Cook Off on May 30th from 1pm-4pm at the rescue squad off Flora Corner Road. Participants in the cook off are free, just ask for a donation. Those who would like to attend, the fee is Adults- $8, Kids- $5, Under 12years-$3, Free for under 5years.

There will be a moon bounce and DJ, door prizes through out the day including a 50/50. 1st place winner receives a 4pack of tickets- Box seats- to the blue crabs game. email for registration.


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, June11, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 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, or visit


Calvert Hospice will hold its annual Butterfly Release and Memorial Service Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown.  This event is designed for those who want to celebrate the life of a loved one. The ceremony will incorporate music, reflection, a themed craft and will conclude with a release of the butterflies. The event is free to attend, however, individuals and families have the option to purchase a butterfly in honor of a loved one. To RSVP for this event and/or to purchase a butterfly, please contact Pam Moreland at 410.535.0892 x4009 or

Join us for The Army Historical Foundation Inaugural Classic in support of Army History and the National Museum of the U.S. Army. The 18-hole scramble will be played on the Fort Belvoir Golf Course, providing views of the future site of the National Museum of the United States Army.  The tournament course will be designed from a combination of holes from both the Gunston and Woodlawn courses to challenge even the experienced golfer. All levels of experience are welcome to come out and enjoy a morning of golf! Location: Fort Belvoir Golf Club at 8450 Beulah St, Building 2920 Fort Belvoir, Va., 22060 Phone Contact: 703-879-0010,


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County invites all cancer survivors to join our survivor celebration at this year’s event on June 6th, 2015.  Cancer survivors are invited to celebrate their triumph over cancer by attending our ‘Survivor’s Reception’. It will be held at 3:30pm on June 6th, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  There will be food, drinks, desserts, door prizes, entertainment, and guest speakers.  Registration is required and free for survivors plus one guest. To learn more visit or email


Girls in kindergarten through 5th grade join us for a week of fun at Camp Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Monday, June 22nd – Friday, June 26th, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Camp is for girls interested in joining Girl Scouts. For more information visit our website: or contact Lauren Mohler at or 301-638-5373. This camp is sponsored by the Girl Scout Council Nation’s Capital. Camp registration is open now through June 8th or until camp is full.


The Forrest Career & Technology Center is seeking golfers to participate in its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Cedar Point Golf Course on NAS Pax River.  The goal of the golf tournament is to help defray costs of student participation in SkillsUSA regional, state and national competitions. Registration for each golfer is $75, which covers green fees, cart, on-course refreshments and lunch.  A donation to SkillsUSA is also included in the fee.  Space for the tournament is limited and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a spot (foursome or individual), you need to e-mail your name and telephone number to CAPT Lyn Whitmer, Flight Academy Instructor, at or to Mrs. Bonnie Skinner, Academy of Health Professions Instructor and SkillsUSA Lead Advisor, at  In the e-mail you should let them know if you need base access.  If you’d like more information about becoming a tournament sponsor, call CAPT Whitmer at 301-475-0242, x28214 or Mrs. Skinner at 301-475-0242, x28201.


Nominations are being accepted for the annual Calvert You Are Beautiful Volunteer Awards. This program recognizes Calvert County residents for their volunteer service to Calvert County. Nominated volunteers might be a tour guide at a museum or historic landmark; someone who organizes a local fundraiser or festival; or the person who gives generously of their time to hospices, homeless shelters and other social service agencies.  Nomination forms are available online at or by calling the Department of Economic Development (DED) at 410-535-4583.


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.


Join Sotterley Plantation for the “The Road to Morocco!” Gala in the Garden on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be swept away to this far away land of tantalizing colors, luscious spices, nectarous cocktails, a live and silent auction and dazzling dancers! Please purchase tickets online: by June 6th, 2015

$125 per person.


Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday,  May 11th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. 


The Board of Directors of the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum is pleased to announce a “Salute to America’s Veterans” Golf Outing to be held at the Swan Point County Club on May 29th.   Contact 301 932 1900 for information on corporate sponsorships or put together a team to play in the Tournament. The MVMM is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that essentially self-funds itself.  All funds that are received go directly to either improvements to the Museum building or expanding exhibits.   The Museum plans to open several new and expanded exhibits this spring including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East wars. 


The Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park 2015 Car and Bike Event will take place Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th. Event Times: Car Show Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Community Day Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Registration opens at 9:00am and closes at 12:00pm on Saturday, (Pre-Register and save $5.00) Awards Ceremony begins at 2:15pm Saturday *Over 150 Trophies and King of the Event Title Belt awards* Show Entry Fee: Pre-Registration $15.00 ($20.00 Day of the Event) per Judged Vehicle. Free Admission for Spectators, and Non Judged Vehicles, (Donations Encouraged). Open to vehicles of all years, makes and models, (Including motorcycles and trucks). Trailered Vehicles Welcome. Contact Rick Gentry, ECP President (240) 925-6465 or Doug Norway, ECP MD Regional Director at (301) 752-2174. For additional Event information, Event Donations and Interest in being a Sponsor.


Karsyn's Karnival will take place on Sturday May 23rd at Cover Point Park starting at 10 a.m. Karsyn't Karnival has become a tradition in Southern Maryland. This is a family fun event that help advocate for individuals with Down syndrome in Southern Maryland. For more information visit


There will be a meeting of Parents Affected By Addiction on Wednesday May 19th at the Charles County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in La Plata at 6:30 p.m. This is a meeting of parents, grandparents, family members helping each other, through listening and understanding, addressing concerns and providing support  AND trying to find ways to prevent the continued crisis thru Education.   If you’d like to attend, or just want more information, resources for help,  contact


Calvert Hospice, Twin Beach Players & All Saints Episcopal Church Present Vesta. A performance of Vesta, a play by Bryan Harnetiaux about an elderly woman facing declining health and tough choices that she and her family must make. The play is directed and performed by members of Twin Beach Players of North Beach, MD. The performance will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road in Sunderland, MD on Friday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Linzy Laughhunn, Calvert Hospital  at or 410-535-0892.


St. Michael's School in Ridge is sponsoring a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 30th (Rain date June 6th) from 8 am to 1 pm. There will be tables filled with clothing sorted for men, women, boys and girls, all ages and sizes - fill a grocery bag for $1.00. Community is invited to rent an 8’ table - indoors for $25 or outside for $10.  Drive right up to your table to unload!  All profit from the school tables and table rental benefit St. Michael's School. For more details, contact Sara Cooper, 240-925-1833, or


TUESDAY May 19 – STEAK DINNER. Picky about your steak?    When you order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master Chef you get what you ordered.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  Public welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.


TUESDAY May 19 – MEMBERSHIP AUXILIARY ELECTION MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary are encouraged to attend the regular meeting  and election starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion 206 Post on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  For information, call 301-855-6466.


MONDAY May 25 – VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY.  Conducted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206,  Charles E. Choux, Commander, the ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Park in Chesapeake Beach.   Following this ceremony and the one at 1:00 p.m. at the Courthouse in Prince Frederick, the Commander will hold an Open House at the Post on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  All are welcome.  301-855-6466


TUESDAY May 26 – STEAMED SHRIMP DINNER Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. this is a meal you won’t soon forget. Come to the lower level dining room.  Cost is $10 including salad, sides and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.  Public warmly invited.


SATURDAY May 30 – TEXAS HOLD ‘EM.  $100 Buy-in.  Doors open at 3:00 pm game starts at 4:00 pm.   Hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Food will be availablefor sale .  Public Welcome.  For more information, call Karen Miller  (301)855-0188.

Jennifer Pharr Davis “The Extra Mile: Exploring the Limits of Endurance” on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Barn at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, Maryland. In 2011, six years after her first attempt, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By  hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days – an average of 47 miles per day — she became the first female to ever set that mark. She will offer her riveting account of overcoming the odds as she set this outstanding record. Just in time for National Trails Day on June 6th! Come and experience Sotterley’s newly expanded trail system! This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.


The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, along with Calvert County Parks & Recreation, will be hosting the second annual Camp Junior Sheriff July 6 through 10 at Cove Point Park in Lusby.  The camp will be for children in grades six through eight and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $11.00 per child.  To register, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 410-535-1600 extension 2649.


Type 1 Diabetes Support Group: A Type 1 Diabetes peer support group for parents and caretakers will meet May 21st (the 3rd Thursday of each month) from 6:30-7:30pm at the West Waldorf Library.  Please RSVP to Jocelyn Chaplin at or at 240-435-4423.


4th Annual Hot Rod, Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, taking place at the Charlotte Hall parking on May 31, 2015 (RAIN DATE:  JUNE 21, 2015). The 4th Annual Hot Rod, Custom Car & Motorcycle Show will have music, silent auction, trophies, food for purchase and a fun time for all. Dash Plaques to the first 100 registered. Spectator Admission $3 (kids 6 & under free) Pre-Registration $15 (Must Be Received By 5/24/15)

Registration Day of Show $20. Vendor/Swap Meet Space Available $25. All proceeds go to St. Mary’s Relay For Life/American Cancer Society. Contact Lisa Van Tassel for more information/registration 410-474-6675.


The Humane Society of Charles County's Walk for the Animals!!  Come celebrate the spring weather and raise money for abandoned, sick, abused, injured and stray animals. This is a wonderful, relaxing event, great for families, groups and friends and we are so excited that leashed dogs are allowed to participate too! We will start at Town Hall in La Plata and wind our way through the beautiful, quaint town, walking past shops and restaurants looping back to Town Hall. Of course we will have adoptable animals to join the fun! This walk is a great way to get together and raise money for all the animals that are relying on us for food, shelter and medical care. Registration is $20 and that includes a t shirt!  Register here:

The Calvert Elks Lodge in Prince Frederick will be hosting The 5th Annual Remembering Page "Pop" Ramsey Scrabble Run on May 30, 2015.  Registration and after-party will be  held the Elks Lodge at 1015 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.  Registration is from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., the after party being held from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Cost is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger, or $10 for the after party only.  The after party includes a buffet 4 p.m.until 5:30 p.m., and live music by Three Sixty from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  All proceeds from this event benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  For more information contact Phyllis @ 443-975-3033 or Dan @ 443-624-3500.


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


Put on your running shoes and enjoy a nice run on the waterfront and forested trails of Greenwell State Park. Or, bring your dog for a fun walk on a pet-only designated trail. All proceeds benefit the Greenwell Foundation's Therapeutic Riding Program and Smiles for Life. The 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk is a great day of family fun. Participate in the 5K Fun Run or bring your dog and enjoy a nice trail walk with your best friend! There will also be free kayak rides, soccer and other field games, water balloon archery, tie-dying, and more. Food will be available for sale, and the normal parking fee is waived for the day. Some activities have a small fee. Online registration: Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane. Hollywood, Maryland 20636


Back by Popular Demand ~ The Sotterley Farmer’s Market ~ a producer only farmer’s market – on Saturday, May 23, 2015! Every Saturday running from May 23 through September 26 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the public is invited to the Historic Sotterley Plantation grounds to shop local. Purchase the best quality home-grown vegetables, fruit, and plants, as well as unique, hand-crafted items. Sotterley is still currently accepting applications from quality local vendors interested in featuring only locally grown and produced products - vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, and more. All who are interested in being part of the Sotterley Farmer’s Market please contact Joe Goldsmith at 301-643-5617.



The Fil-Am of Calvert, a local nonprofit association in Calvert county, will be hosting their 1st Annual Flores de Mayo Dinner-Dance 2015. The main goal of this event is two-fold: to introduce the community to some filipino traditions - the Flores de Mayo; a showcase of traditional games, a filipino dance called "Subli", a smorgasbord of filipino delicacies; and, to raise funds for our youth scholarship program. The event will be held at the Southern Pines Senior Center in Lusby on Saturday, May 30th from 4pm-8pm.  Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 per child. Bring your appetite and your best dancing shoes!  For more information or tickets, call Ruby at (410) 610-3222, Angela at (760) 521-7593 or Grace at (301) 502-4605.



Find great buys, gently used items and perhaps an antique at All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s Treasures Sale Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. till noon inside Parish Hall. Come to intersection of Rts 2 & 4, Sunderland, MD. Free admission; free parking. For info, call 410-257-7694.


“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Summer Day Camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts – June 22 – June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. All girls in K-5th grade are invited to join us for a week of fun at "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Summer Day Camp. This camp is a community day camp designed as an introductory program for girls who are not currently enrolled in Girl Scouts. We will make new friends, experiment with science, make crafts, play games, sing songs, and much more! For more information or to register visit our website: or contact Lauren Mohler at 301-638-5373.



St. Michael's School is holding its 29th Annual Auction and Yard Sale on June 19th & 20th at 16560 Three Notch Road in Ridge. The huge yard sale, where there is something for everyone, starts at 7 am on both Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, a silent auction begins at 2 pm and continues throughout the live auction, which starts at 3 pm. The Ridge Knights of Columbus are selling chicken dinners from 5 – 7 pm. There will be many treasures that could be yours.  For more information, go to or if you have a tax-deductible item you'd like to donate, please call St. Michael's School at 301-872-5454.



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


The Waldorf Moose Family Center will be having a Spaghetti Dinner with Veterans on Friday May 29th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The veterans will be visiting from the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and the public is more than welcome to attend. The cost is just $8 per person. For more information call 240-349-2648.

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


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