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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 www.karsynskarnival.com.

 

The 7th District VFD Auxiliary will be having an Outside Yard Sale on Saturday May 16th from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the firehouse at 21660 Colton's Point Road, Avenue, MD 20609. Tables can be rented for $10, additional tables $7. To rent a table or for information call 301-769-2016 or 301-769-4042. Rain date will be May 23rd.

 

The 2015 Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl Arts Show, will be held May 15-16 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. All artists, exhibits and vendors are indoors, so the show is open rain or shine (we hope shine)! For the ninth straight year, world class wildlife art, antique duck decoys, delicious wild game, local wines, and retriever dogs come together in southern Maryland for a fun-filled weekend, with something for everyone. For tickets and information, please contact cbwaterfowlartsshow@gmail.com or visit www.cfsomd.org.

 

The Cobb Island Vol. Fire Dept. & EMS Auxiliary will be having a Dinner & Silent Auction on Sat. MAY 16, 2015. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Advance tickets $16 and reservations can be made at 301-259-4375. Tickets at door $20. All proceeds to go towards purchase of LUCAS CPR Device.

 

There will be a meeting of Parents Affected By Addiction on Wednesday May 20th 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 Pabaparents@yahoo.com

 

Auditions for Shakespeare’s TWELFTH will take place April 27th & 28th from 6:30-8 at the Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center. Call backs if needed will be April 29th at 6:30. Actors should prepare a Shakespearean monologue (about 1 minute in length) which does not have to be memorized.  Roles for men and women of all ages; no experience necessary. Directed by Beth Sanford in partnership with Historic St. Mary’s City. Performance dates are August 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, & 22nd. Please keep in mind that rehearsals and performances will be outdoors. If you cannot make this audition date/time, wish to work backstage, or have any questions please email Beth at bethlsanford@gmail.com

 

Saturday May 02, 2015, 8am to 1pm Spring Fling It Out Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale at the Fleet Reserve Association Auxiliary Unit 93 at 21707 Three Notch Road.

 

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

 

Young Life St. Mary's is hosting their annual fundraising auction.  Come on out and enjoy great entertainment and food while you support Young Life's ministry to St. Mary's County youth. And, who knows, you might win something amazing! Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015. Time:  4:00pm--7:00pm (Silent auction from 4:00-6:00; Live auction begins at 6:00pm) Place:  Flat Iron Farm; 45840 Highway to Heaven Lane, Flat Iron Road, Great Mills, MD  20634. Tickets are $25.   For ticket information or purchase, please contact Dorothy Huffman at (301) 481-3855.

 

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 llaughhunn@calverthospice.org 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 sscooper8@aol.com.

 

New Direction Community Theater will present MOMologues, a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of motherhood, for a two-week run starting Friday, May 8 at the Long Beach Community Center, near St. Leonard in Calvert County. Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings, May 8-9 and 15-16, at 7 p.m., with matinees on Sunday, May 10 and 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at their web site, http://ndctheater.org. MOMologues is a tribute to “the toughest job you’ll ever love,” and mines the laughs and tears of motherhood from the early years to finally seeing your baby get on the school bus.

 

An all you can eat Mother’s Day breakfast buffet will be hosted by the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary on Sunday, May 10th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The rescue squad is located at 43256 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  The buffet includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, escalloped apples, juice and coffee. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 – 12 years old and under 5 are free.  Carry out breakfast is available.  There is also a Mother’s Day Gift Basket that will be raffled off at the breakfast.

 

Heritage Farm Day on 05/03/2015 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. Join The Calvert Nature Society naturalists as we explore one of the newer properties in the Nature Park system. The afternoon will feature history walks, nature talks and more.  The Calvert County Canine Search and Rescue will hold a demonstration; they have been using Biscoe Gray over the past year to train their dogs. An equestrian club will offer beginner’s trail rides. The Garden Club will be selling herbs and native plants.

 

FRIDAY May 1 – SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the Special Meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 301-855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY May 5 – 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.  www.ALpost206.org

 

SATURDAY May 9  - COUNTRY DANCE.  Come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance, we’ll show you how.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206  in the upper level  Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.   For information call  301-855-6466.  Public warmly invited.  Reservations: LBloyer@verizon.net www.ALpost206.org

 

SUNDAY May 10  – MOTHERS’ DAY BREAKFAST.  Invite Mom to start out HER day with a luscious breakfast. The American Legion 206 Auxiliary is putting its best foot forward with Gift Drawings for Mom and Belgian Waffles cooked to order by a Master Waffle Chef.  You choose from an array of toppings.  The Kitchen Staff will also whip up Ham, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Chip Beef, and some extras!   The Breakfast Buffet will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $12; kids 6-12 $6; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 301-855-6466.  Public warmly invited.  www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY  May 12 – CASUAL TUESDAY ITALIAN NIGHT DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu for “Casual Tuesday Dinner” will be Ziti with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10 and includes sides, roll, and a beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.   Public invited.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY May 15 – CHICKEN 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 sides and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.  Public warmly invited.    www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY May 15 - MEMBERSHIP ELECTION MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to vote from 2 to 6:30 pm and to attend the regular meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 301-855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

 

SATURDAY May 16 – BULL & SHRIMP ROAST – All you care to eat from 3:oo to 6:oo p.m. DJ Steve Varney will provide dancing tunes from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in the Upper Level Dining and Ballroom;  The Post is located on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Advance tickets $40, $45 at the door and includes dinner, draft beer, and sodas.  Public warmly welcomed.  For more information, call (301)855-6644. www.ALpost206.org

 

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.  www.ALpost206.org

 

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. www.ALpost206.org

 

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.    www.ALpost206.org

 

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.  www.ALpost206.org

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.

 

The 2nd district VFD & RS Auxiliary! Below are events coming up for the month:

Spaghetti Dinner All-You-Can-East; Saturday, May 2nd; starts 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m; Cost for adults is $10.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of:  Spaghetti w/sauce or Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green beans w/bacon, Garden Salad, Bread & Butter; For more information call 301-994-9999.

Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat; Sunday, May 10th Mothers Day; 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.

 

There will be an Inspiration Walk/Run to benefit Calvert County Special Olympics to be held on Saturday May 16th 2015 starting at 8:15am Registration, Run/Walk at 9am at Calverton School, 300 Calverton Rd. Huntingtown Md. 20639. It will be a full 5K and Cross Country course. Registration fee is $25.00 and you will get a t-shirt. There will be water, snacks, coffee, a DJ, face painting, entertainment and a prize drawing at the finish of the walk. Registration's can be done online via credit card at http://www.calvertcounty.kintera.org. a link is on our facebook page Calvert County Special Olympic's and on our website ww.somdcalvert.org. Registrations will be done day of at the Walk at 8:15am also. Donations and registrations can be mailed to P.O. 672 Prince Frederick Md. 20678. If anyone would like to be a Corporate sponsor the levels are $50.00 bronze,$100.00 silver, $250.00 gold,$500.00 Legacy and $1000.00 Platinum. Please contact anne@somdcalvert.org

 

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, April 25th & 26th, 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.

 

ANNUAL CHURCH YARD SALE CHRIST CHURCH CHAPTICO on MAY 9 – 7:00 am -1:00pm at the Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, between Rt 234 and Hurry Rd. Start your day here, there will be REFRESHMENTS AND TREASURES. Donations being accepted after the 8:00 and 10:30 Sunday services at the church prior to the 9th, and by appointment. Interested vendors and those interested in selling your own items may rent space and a table (for 30$) by contacting Keith at 240-434-3995.

 

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 freemeofT1D.SoMD@gmail.com or at 240-435-4423.

 

The Charles County Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 2 from 8 am to 1 pm at two locations. Find them at the La Plata Farmers’ Market at the Courthouse parking lot (on Talbot Street and Washington Avenue) and the Waldorf Farmers’ Market at 103805 O'Donnell Place. There will be herbs, vegetables, perennials, native plants and much more available to purchase. Each location will offer Plant Clinics and demonstrations throughout the day on planting salad boxes and potato baskets.  The public is encouraged to bring samples of diseased or infected plants, leaves or any gardening questions that they may have for Master Gardeners to troubleshoot. Proceeds from the plant sale will be used to support projects in Charles County.

For more information, call 301 934-5403 or 301-752-8195.

 

Historic Christ Church in Chaptico, Maryland will have its 21st Annual Strawberry Festival and Bazaar on SUNDAY May 17th, 2015 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the parish hall. The menu includes Strawberry Shortcake with “The Works” – Ice Cream, Strawberry pies, Strawberry Desserts and barbecue with all the trimmings. Visit with quality Artists and Crafters. There will be Live Music all day. Funds raised will help support local charities in St. Mary’s County. The Parish Hall is located at 37497 Zach Fowler Rd. off of Rt. 234 in the Village of Chaptico. For more information, please call the parish office at 301-884-3451 or Shelby at 301-904-2532 or visit our website at: www.cckqp.net and on Facebook: Christ Episcopal Church, Chaptico, MD. Please join us for a day of old fashioned fun in the country!

 

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.

 

IT'S FAIR TIME!!   St. Mary's Animal Welfare League will be holding the 11th Annual Animal Fair....May 9, 2015 from 10am - 4pm at St. Mary's Fairgrounds.  There will be representatives from numerous rescue groups, veterinarians, vendors, boarding kennels, and food.  There will be a PET BLESSING, Pet parade, King/Queen Contest and children's activities.  Children 12 and under are free!  Teens $5.00   Adults $10.00    Hope to see you there. 

 

The Community Mediation Center of Calvert (CMCC) presents a Community Coffeehouse with Frank Schwartz and Teresa Whitaker on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby, MD 20657.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. There is a $10.00 suggested donation, and all proceeds benefit CMCC. For reservations call 443-295-7456 or email calvertmediation@gmail.com

 

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: http://www.active.com/la-plata-md/walking/races/walk-for-the-animals-2015

The Calvert Elks Riders will be holding the 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser and Dance on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 the day of the event.  Each ticket includes a buffet dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and live music from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at the Calvert Elks Lodge, 1015 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.  All proceeds from this event benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation to help burn victims in our area.  For more information contact the Calvert Elks Lodge @ 410-535-5110 or John Waters @ 443-532-4076.

 

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.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 5TH, 2015 - FURNITURE FAKES AND HOW TO SPOT THEM: The Charles County Antique Arts Association will host guest speaker Oscar Fitzgerald, an adjunct Professor at George Mason University. Mr. Fitzgerald is the author of "Four Centuries of American Furniture," the definitive reference on the subject. Oscar was the Director of the Navy Memorial Museum. He also served as a decorative art consultant for Dumbarton House, the Frederick Douglas House, and the Custis Lee Manson. Members are invited to bring a piece of furniture to our meeting for Mr. Fitzgerald's inspection. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 301-934-6949.

 

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

 

Swing and Ballroom Dance. When: Saturday, April 18, 2015. Lesson 7 to 8 p.m. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Where: Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills. Cost: Good faith donation to benefit the Knights and Little Flower School. Come out for a night of dancing! We’ll teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience required! Singles always welcome! Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. For more information, e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call 315-250-5110.

 

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: www.regonline.com/5kfunrundogwalk2015. Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane. Hollywood, Maryland 20636

 

Upcoming May 2015 Events at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum located at 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Saturday, May 9 from 1-4pm: Celebrate National Train Day Families: Join us for some train-themed games and crafts at the Railway Museum! FREE. Sunday, May 17 from 1-4pm: Spring Family Fun Day! "Beach Bash" Bingo, professional face painting, crafts, games, prizes, moonbounce, refreshments, all at the Railway Museum! FREE. For more information, please contact the Railway Museum: 410.257.3892.

 

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 Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance HomeSpun CoffeeHouse will sponsor an Open Mic at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD on Friday, April 24, 2015. This is a great event with many varieties of music and lots of friendship, so if you haven't been to an SMTMD event before, this is a great time to start! The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30. The admission fee for this event is only $7, and performers are admitted free. Light refreshments will be provided (donations are suggested). For additional information, or to sign up to perform, please contact John Garner at garner@wildblue.net or call John at 301-904-4987. Visit www.smtmd.org for directions and more information.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad will be having a benefit pitch tournament at 2 pm on Sunday, April 26th at 36786 Bushwood Wharf Rd, Bushwood, MD. The fee is $25 ($10 is a donation and $15 goes to the winners pot). The first, second and third place prizes share 50%, 30% and 20% respectively in the winner's pot. There is a limit of 48 players. Call Trisha at 301-769-3214.

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is conducting a CPR and First Aid Class on Sunday, April 19, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m.  The class will be at 42356 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  Cost is $75 per person.  Deadline to enroll is April 16th.  Call Brandi 240-682-9939.

Children’s Aid, Inc, a non-profit organization providing assistance to Calvert County children in need, is holding their annual Bids for Kids online charity auction until May 1, 2015.  The online fundraiser features over 100 auction items including items that would make fabulous gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  Portrait packages, theatre, symphony and concert tickets, wine tastings, autographed sports items, tickets to Washington sporting events, hotel and bed and breakfast getaways as well as retail and dining gift certificates will be available for bidding until Friday, May 1, 2015 at www.CAIAuction.com.

 

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, 2015, all mothers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for HALF PRICE on their special day! From noon to 4 p.m., we welcome you and your mother to stroll the blooming Colonial Revival 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 Sotterley Museum Shop, located in the Visitor Center. It will be a day she will never forget! For more information on upcoming Sotterley Plantation events, please visit our website at www.sotterley.org. 

 

Thanks to the support and generosity of local artists and donors, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is presenting the 7th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction. The event will take place on May 2, 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Providence Room, on Solomons Island from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Tickets are $25.00. All proceeds help support the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity mission of serving our community by providing decent, safe, affordable homes. For more information visit  www.PatuxentHabitat.org or call 301-863-6227. Artists, Sponsors, Donated auction items still needed.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. We're a "home away from home" for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. The Annual Red Shoe 5K Run & Walk fundraiser coming up on May 17th. It's the 5th Annual 5K Run and Walk May 17, 2015. Time: 8:45 (kids fun run) & 9:00am (5k run)

Location: 2300 Dulles Station Blvd. Herndon VA 20171. Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. The Red Shoe 5K is for racers, leisure walkers and recreational runners. Kids in strollers are free. Sign up on-line now at www.redshoe5K.org, contact Kristen at Kristen@rmhcdc.org or call 202.529.8204 to help Change a Child's Life.

 

The MOMS Club of Waldorf-West invites you and your child out to our Social and Sippies on April 15th, 2015 at 10:00am where we will have guest speaker James Brewster, author of the Uncle Rocky series!  Children are welcome to our events.  For location details, please email waldorfwestmomsclub@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

The Coastal Arts Market is a third Saturday open air arts market located at the Port of Leonardtown Park. This is a great opportunity to shop local with some of Southern Maryland's most talented artisans. This month the arts market will be open April 18th from 9:00 to 3:00 pm.

 

The 2015 annual Spring Fishin' Buddies Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between the ages of 6 and 15.  Each team must supply their own rods and bait. Trophies will be awarded in the two age divisions.  Registration forms are due on Wednesday, April 29. For more information or to receive an entry form, call  301-932-3470 or 301-870-2778 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

On Sunday April 12th from 11 am to 4 pm the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a recruitment open house. Participants will be able to try on gear, operate a hose line, and use the jaws of life. Pizza and wings will be availible.

 

Members of Fleet Reserve Association Unit 93 Ladies Auxiliary will be having a "Spring Fling...It Out The Indoor Flea Market and Unit Bake Sale" to be held on Saturday, May 02, 8am to 1pm at 21707 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park.

 

The Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department will be holding an Recruitment Open House April 12th from 11-4. There will be information about volunteering at LVFD. We will have Fire Truck rides, Static Displays, Fire Extinguisher Hands on Use, Firefighter Gear Races, Vehicle Extrication Demo, Moon Bounce, Light Food and Drinks. We look forward to inviting the public in to our station and let them learn how they can join and participate as a volunteer responder or as an administrative member for the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. LVFD Address 22733 Lawrence Ave. Leonardtown, MD 20650

 

Let’s talk fashion! Coming up on May 17th, the fashion of the mid-1800’s will come to life in our Speaker Series presentation, “Close to the Vest and Under the Skirt” by Karen Jessee and Thomas William Tear. 3:00 p.m. in the Barn. The program connects women and history with the clothing that tells their story, noted author and re-enactor Thomas William Tear and Karen Jessee bring to life the fashions of the wealthy classes of the mid-1800s. This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.

 

A Type 1 Diabetes peer support group for parents and caretakers will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm at the West Waldorf Library.  Please RSVP to Jocelyn Chaplin at freemeofT1D.SoMD@gmail.com or at 240-435-4423.

 

Events for the 2nd district Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Auxiliary Craft / Vendor Fair; Saturday, April 11th; starts 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; “Rays” Famous Stuffed Ham Sandwiches for $5.00 will be sold & other great food; For More Information please call between hours 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. 301-737-4366 (h) or 240-577-0270 © Robin –Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat at the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary; Sunday, April 12th; 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

Spaghetti Dinner All-You-Can-East at the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary; Saturday, May 2nd; starts 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m; Cost for adults is $10.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of:  Spaghetti w/sauce or Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green beans w/bacon, Garden Salad, Bread & Butter; For more information call 301-994-9999

 

On Sunday May 3rd, 2015 the Newburg Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Dept will host the 2015 Southern MD Volunteer Firemen's Association 68th Annual Convention (Parade and Fire/EMS Contests). The parade will start at the schools on Rock Point Road in Newburg, MD and proceed past the firehouse, where the judges stand will be set up. The parade will start at 1pm rain or shine, and spectators will need to be parked no later than 12:30 pm at the Newburg Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Dept. Don't forget your chairs!

After the parade is completed, please join us at the Charles County Fairgrounds for the annual Fire/EMS contests and the Firemen's Carnival with the family and friends! The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge to get in! The Carnival will run on Friday May 1st, 2015 from 5 pm to 10 pm - Saturday May 2nd, from 12 Noon to 10 pm - and Sunday May 3rd, from 12 Noon to 8 pm. Armbands for rides cost $20 per day all three days for unlimited riding! Individual tickets and family packs will also be sold! We will also have your favorite fair foods and snacks!

 

Special Olympics St. Mary's County will be hosting the annual spring games at Leonardtown High School on Friday April 24th from 10 - 2.  This event is an area qualifier for Special Olympic athletes.  Community members are welcome to attend and support our local athletes.

 

The Humane Society of Charles County is always looking for families to help the shelter alleviate overcrowding. If you can be a foster for an animal currently waiting for a permanent home, please call 301-751-8156 or email sdk9rehab@gmail.com. If you have any questions please feel free to email sdk9rehab@gmail.com or call 301-751-8156.

 

On Sunday May 3rd, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, The East Coast Drifters will hold their Annual Car Show at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, located at 27636 Mechanicsville Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.  The Rain Date is Sunday May 17th.  Vehicles must be pre 1990 to enter.  There will be vendors, DJ, 50/50 Raffle, Food, as well as 50+ awards given out. Additional Details, and entry forms can be found at the East Coast Drifters Website: http://clubs.hemmings.com/eastcoastdrifters2013/

 

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) Speaker Series runs April through October with one lecture per month. The series brings together luminaries as diverse as the topics they teach for seven evenings of profound insights, informative presentations and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of topics. The lectures are held at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at 7pm, with the exception of the May 7th lecture held at the Calvert Library Prince Fredrick. The lectures are free and open to the public. For a full description of each lecture or additional information visit www.jefpat.org, call 410-586-8501 or email jef.pat@maryland.gov.

The Waldorf Elks Lodge #2421 is hosting its Annual Spring Fling on April 18th; Entertainment featured by DC’s own “The Marquees”(Marvin Gaye’s First Group) Hand Dance and Line Dance Contests. Cash Bar*Menu*Plenty of Parking available. General Seating and Reserved Seating for Table purchases only. Tickets $25 in advance & $30 at door. Doors Open at 7pm and Show Starts at 8pm. For more information call Rodney @301-542-7401 or the Elks @ 301-645-2421.

 

Family Day on Saturday April 11th from noon until 3 p.m. -- Celebration of the Military Child at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, VA  22172. Join us at the museum, along with Marine Corps Base Quantico family organizations in showing appreciation for children of our military families!  Kid-friendly activities will include puppet shows, book readings, a LEGO display and face painting.  Free admission, free parking.  For more information contact David at 703 784-6120 or Email: david.fair@usmc.mil

 

On Saturday 18th April 2015 @ 11:00 am we will be hosting the Great Cloth Diaper Change. This event is run by the non-profit Organisation the Real Diaper Association. We will be attempting to break the World record of Cloth diapers changed at one time and if successful will be entered into the Guinness book of world records. This is an international event being hosted across 15 countries. It is being held in the beach Pavilion on NAS Patuxent River, to ensure access to the base, please register your intent to attend  via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/somd-great-cloth-diaper-change-tickets-16068344852 or visit our Facebook page Southern Maryland Great Cloth Diaper Change for more information. This is a free event, doors open at 10am with the changing Event happening at 11am. If you use cloth diapers or are curious about whats involved come along and find out on this fun family friendly morning.

 

Warmer weather is in the air and the time is right to start planning activities for spring. At the top of everyone’s list should be the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl Arts Show, to be held May 15-16 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. All artists, exhibits and vendors are indoors, so the show is open rain or shine (we hope shine)! The event kicks off Friday, May 15 with a Cattails and Cocktails reception and auction. On Saturday, May 16, visitors will be able to see, taste, experience and purchase a wide array of Chesapeake Bay culture. For tickets and information, please contact cbwaterfowlartsshow@gmail.com or visit www.cfsomd.org.

 

Southern Maryland Community Network is hosting its Annual Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 13th at Twin Shield Golf Course. Proceeds directly benefit mental health services in the tri-county area. Registration fee is $125 per player. Awards to top three teams, putting contest, raffle, door prizes and more. Register the morning of starting at 7 am. For more information call 410-535-4787.

 

Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold an all you can eat Community Breakfast on Saturday April 11th from 7:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Enjoy all your breakfast favorites, from grits, eggs, bacon and pancakes to chipped beef and biscuits for only a Free Will donation of your choosing. The church is located at 1250 Emmanuel Church Road in Huntingtown, MD 20639. For more information please call the church office at 410-535-3177.

 

This April, celebrate National Poetry Month with Russian poetry.  Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch invites you to An Evening of Russian Poetry on Wednesday, April 29, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  This event is free.  Enjoy Russia’s rich poetic tradition through ancient to modern times.  A selection of poetry will be presented from beloved poets and a few of the unfamiliar. Readings will be in Russian and English, with a short discussion about each poet.  Light refreshments will be served.   For more information, call Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at 410-257-2411.

 

Visit Charles County on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the events that followed at the Dr. Samuel Mudd House (3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf). Learn about historic events surrounding the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassin’s escape through speakers, re-enactments, a theatre production, and a Civil War display. Events will be held at multiple sites and feature programs commemorating Lincoln’s assassination from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19. Featured events include An Evening of Civil War Music & Words, A Global View of the Escape, Conspiracy- The Talk of Port Tobacco, and Villains, Rebels & Rogues. Admission costs, dates, and times vary by location. For more information and a detailed schedule of the events, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Lincoln 150.

 

Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park in Newburg, MD! 2-3 May 2015 | Patriots Day at the Museum. 23-24 May 2015 | Eastcoast Prostreets Benefit Car Show at the Museum. 29 May 2015 | Salute to our Veterans Golf Tournament at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club. Please visit our website at www.MDvets.cc or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarylandVetsMusuem for details. The Museum is a non-profit, totally volunteer-run museum. Many of our volunteers are veterans and/or senior citizens!

 

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Basket Bingo. Thursday April 30, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall. All proceeds to benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. Admission is $20 for a regular book of 20 games. Additional games and specials will be available. Doors will open a 6pm with games beginning at 7pm. For more information or to make reservations Contact Judy at 301-884-5680or log onto our website www.mvfd.com

Health Partner Clothing Closet’s Yard Sale, Craft & Vendor Event at the Prime location, right off of Rt. 301 in Waldorf (near Waldorf Jaycees). Saturday….April 18, 2015. Time: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $25 + raffle donation for vendors. $20 + raffle donation for Yard sale spots. Rain date April 19 (Sunday). For more information or if you anre interested in renting a vendor or yard sale space? Contact Tammy 301-392-7880  or thart1268@gmail.com.

 

The Tri-County Chapter of the  National Federation of the Blind is a community organization which draws members from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties, and will be meeting at the Charlotte Hall Library,37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall MD, Saturday, April 18 the third Saturday of the month, at 11:00  am. For further information call:  443 262-5020 or email: Cynthia at cynthiajforbes@gmail.com.

 

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum would like to remind the So Md Community  that the museum stays open until 8 PM on the third Thursday of the month and invite you to attend April's event to socialize and check-out what the museum has to offer.     The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association General meeting is also on 16 April and is sponsored by the Museum's Association Board of Directors .  This meeting is open to the Public and we invite you to attend to discover how your Museum is improving your "Launching Ideas and Recovering History" experience.  Admission to this event is free and the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association is providing a free Appetizer buffet while beverages can be purchased for a nominal price!  For more information call the Museum at 301-863-1900.

 

The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. The free clinics are scheduled as follows:

·         Saturday, April 11, Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road

·         Saturday, April 18, Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road

·         Saturday, April 25, Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd.

Clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of prior vaccination is required to receive the three-year vaccine. Eligible pets include cats, dogs and ferrets in carriers or on leashes and muzzled if necessary. This is an open-air clinic with no special facilities to vaccinate animals that cannot be restrained (feral animals or stray animals) by their owner. Calvert County pet licenses will also be available at the rabies clinics. Pet licenses are $7 for spayed or neutered pets (proof required) and $20 for those not spayed or neutered. A Calvert County pet license must be renewed every year and is required for all cats and dogs five months and older. For more information, call the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535-5400 or 410-535-3922. Visit online at www.calverthealth.org.

 

There will be a Quarter Auction to Support the Southern Maryland Vacation for Vets on Sunday April 19th at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Southern Maryland Vacation for Vets offers free weekend retreats in Southern Maryland for recovering service members and their families. Just $3 per paddle or 2 for $5. All rounds are 'pick a prize', which means you pick your own prize. For more information call Connie at 301-904-0707.

 

As part of a very special weekend commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Assassination, the Dr Mudd House and Museum has invited Patrick Burke and his team to participate. Saturday 4/17 and Sunday 4/18 there will be guides taking groups around the property and sharing ghost stories during the daytime hours. After 7pm, when the Dr Mudd house is closed to the public, groups will be taken into the house for limited paranormal investigations. The cost for the daytime Ghost Walk is $5/each and the cost for the nighttime investigation is $10/each. Registrations will take place during the day as the event goes on. For more information http://www.charlescountymd.gov/Lincoln150 for more details about the entire event.

 

SATURDAY April 11 - COUNTRY DANCE.  Time to Boogie.  Come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance, teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level  Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.   For information call 301-855-6466.  Public warmly invited.  www.ALpost206.org

 

SUNDAY April 12 – ALL U CARE TO EAT  BREAKFAST.  On a “Spring is in the Air” morning, start off with a hearty breakfast including Hot Cakes, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits,  Fruit, and Chip Beef.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 301-855-6466.  Public warmly invited.  www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY APRIL 14 – CASUAL TUESDAY ITALIAN NIGHT.   Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu for “Casual Tuesday Dinner” will be iTALIAN with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.   Public invited.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY April 17 – Chef Brenda’s Award Winning Meatloaf Dinner(AKA Magnificent Meatloaf) –  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 sides and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.  Public warmly invited.    www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY April 17 - MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the election’s first nominations meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 301-855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY April 21 – STEAK DINNER. Picky about your steak?  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master and get what you ordered.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room.  Public welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY April 24 – CHEF’S CHOICE: SHRIMP FETTUCINE.  Served with salad, beverage, and bread for $10.00, this can’t be beat.  Hosted by the Auxiliary  of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 to benefit the Auxiliary Emergency Fund, dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the lower Level Dining Room of the Post on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Questions may be referred to (301)855-6644.  Public welcome.  www.ALPost206.org

 

TUESDAY April 28 –“CASUAL TUESDAY FRIED SHRIMP DINNER”. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu will be Shrimp.  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.    Public warmly invited.  www.ALpost206.org

 

Thanks to the support and generosity of local artists and donors, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is presenting the 7th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction. The event will take place on May 2, 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Providence Room, on Solomons Island from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Tickets are $25.00. All proceeds help support the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity mission of serving our community by providing decent, safe, affordable homes. For more information visit  www.PatuxentHabitat.org or call 301-863-6227. Artists, Sponsors, Donated auction items still needed.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be holding a Card Party on Saturday, April 18th. It will be held at the Hughesville Fire house located on Rt. 231 in Hughesville. Cards start at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Only Pitch will be played. Cake, coffee and tea will be free with admission. For more information please call Betty Mae at 301-274-3368.

 

The John J. Polko Sr. Memorial Polish Dinner Hosted by: Knights of Columbus St. Francis Xavier “the Missionary” Council # 10957. When: Sunday, April 12th 2015, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: St Francis Xavier Parish Hall, 21370 Newtown Neck Rd, Leonardtown, Md. Menu:  Kielbasa and Kapusta (Polish Sausage & Sauerkraut). Kapusta I Kluski (Cabbage and Noodles) Golabki (Cabbage Roll) Pierogi (Stuffed w/potato and cheese) Bread; Dessert; and a Drink (coffee & tea). Price: $14.00 Adults $ 7.00 Children (12 and Under) For more information call 240-434-1464.

 

Please join us for a Family Fun Day and Silent Auction to benefit the Warrior Canine Connection on 19 April 2015 at the Greenwell Foundation in Hollywood Maryland. The Warrior Canine Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization that uses a therapeutic service dog training program to help mitigate symptoms of PTSD and TBI while giving injured combat Veterans a sense of purpose and help in reintegrating back into their families and communities. This event will be held from 12 – 4pm, this is a dog-friendly event.  Please call Christina at 301-737-0358 for more information, or visit our Facebook event page: “Warrior Canine Connection Family Fun Day”.

 

The Patuxent High School Harlequins are proud to present their Spring Musical Mary Poppins.  Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.  The showtimes are April 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th at 7 pm and April 19th and April 26th at 2 pm.  The Patuxent High School band is hosting Dinner and Show April 18th and 25th.  Please visit our website marypoppinsphs.weebly.com/ for more details.

 

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office will be having their 6th Annual D.A.R.E. Camp July 13th - 16th. The camp is a free four day camp for incoming 5th and 6th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. The camp teaches alternatives and provide students the tools they need to make good decisions to avoid drugs, alcohol and violence. Camp D.A.R.E. will be run by members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. You can pick up an application at the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office in Leoanrdtown or by visiting www.firstsheriff.com. Application deadline is June 1st 2015.

 

 

The Lexington Park Lions Club will be having their annual Golf Tournament on May 14th at the Wicomico Golf Club. A Captains Choice Tourney will a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The Lexington Park Lions Club provides eye exams and glasses, hearing tests and hearing aids to the needy in the local community, with special emphasis on school age children. We help about a dozen people per month at an average cost of $1200. These funds are raised through activities including snow cone sales and white cane events. The objective of this tournament is to increase the monthly budget and the people we serve. For more information call Mary at 301-866-9700.

 

The VFW Post 2632 Ladies Auxiliary in California, MD will be hosting a Spring Flea Market on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 7am to 3pm. Spaces are $15. Breakfast and lunch concessions will be sold. This is a rain or shine event. There is a pavilion with plenty of spaces. Pre-registration is recommended by April 26th. For more information please call: 301-693-7483.

 

Ridge Elementary PTA will be hosting a Craft and Vendor show at the FOP Lodge on Chancellors Run Rd on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9 to 2.  Event to benefit the teachers and students at Ridge Elementary.

 

There will be a Fried Chicken Dinner to go event sponsored by the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road in Bel Alton, MD on Friday April 10th, May 8th and June 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost is just $12. For more information call Helen at 301-934-4266.

 

Join the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer in April Southern Maryland Poker Run on Sunday April 26th. All cars and bikes are welcome. Kick stands up at 11 am. All proceeds go to The Side Out Foundation and Sister at Heart of Southern Maryland. There will be a band, food and live auction. For more information visit breast cancer in April at facebook. 

Spring Early Into Sotterley’s 2015 Season & Sweet Discount! In anticipation of a fabulous 2015 season, Historic Sotterley Plantation is set to open earlier than ever before – a month earlier, to be exact! Beginning on Saturday, April 11, 2015 the site will be open for Self-Guided Audio Tours and Guided Tours of our 1703 Plantation House on weekends only. This year promises to be an exciting one for Historic Sotterley Plantation and we hope you and yours will take advantage of our early start. Visit us soon and often!

 

An all you can eat breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny will be hosted by the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary on Sunday, March 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The rescue squad is located at 43256 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  The buffet includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, escalloped apples, juice and coffee. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 – 12 years old and under 5 are free.  Carry out breakfast is available.

 

St. Paul's United Methodist Church is hosting a Arts & Crafts Fair on May 2nd 2015 as church fundraiser. We are in need of local Artist and crafters who are interested in a booth. Applications for booths will be accepted until April 25th. Contact Sarah Miller at 443-684-4731 for more information.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday,  April 13th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD.  The meeting features AQS Certified Appraiser and author Mary Kerr's presentation “Yes You Can Machine Quilt Your Vintage.” New members and guest welcome!  For info, visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public.

 

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.

 

April 26th The VFW Ladies Auxiliary in California is hosting a Wine and Design painting party fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will be donated in support of Military and Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention programs. Unleash your inner artist and create a beautiful painting, all you need to do is sign up, show up, sip up and paint! Participants are guided through a specific painting in a 2-hour fun-filled instruction. The cost is $45 - seating is limited, so sign up online today to reserve your seat.

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=48722&date=2015-04-26&calendarID=46 Child care is not available. Open to the public. The VFW Post is located at 23282 Three Notch Rd, California, MD 20619. Contact the Ladiesaux@vfw2632.com with any questions.

 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, March 28, 2015. 8am-11am

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary invites you all to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. We are serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy, juices, milk, and

coffee. Bring your camera and get a picture with the Easter Bunny! Admission by donation. Raffle tickets for 1 girl and 1 boy bike $1 each or 6 for $5. Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad 755 Solomons Island Road, South

Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 410.535.9836.

 

STOP and SWAP Yard Sale on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10am-2pm at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad. Tables are $10 each Contact Sandy on 410.535.3353 before April 21 to reserve your table! Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad 755 Solomons Island Road, South Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 410.535.9836

The Leonardtown High School ROSE Players will present the musical "Sweeney Todd," by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 7:00pm with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2:00pm.  Doors will open 30min prior to the show.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at LHSTheatre.org.

 

The Annearrundell County Free School Museum is perhaps the only surviving schoolhouse built as a result of the Free School Act of 1723.  The Museum has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Department of the Interior, since June 16, 1983.  The Free School is open for visitors on the second Saturday and the second Sunday during the months of April, May, June, July, and August from 1:00 pm until 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is free and children are welcomed. The school is located at 1298 Lavall Drive, off Rutland Road about one half mile from Defense Highway, Route 450, between Annapolis and Crofton. For more information on the Open Houses or for information on how to arrange a special tour, please contact Karlie Everett 410-268-8656.

 

“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: http://www.gscnc.org/girls_just_wanna_have_fun.html or contact Lauren Mohler at 301-638-5373.

 

The Greenwell Foundation is offering an ACA Kayak Instructor course on April 25 & 26 along the beautiful waterways of Greenwell State Park. This is a great certification for camps or schools offering kayaking (or canoeing) programs, Girl or Boy Scout leaders who want to lead trips, or for anyone who wants to expand their skills on the water. Course: American Canoe Association Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking Instructor Development Workshop (IDW). For current instructors, an Instructor Update is available. 9am - 5pm Prerequisites and fees apply. Details: www.greenwellfoundation.org/aca-kayak-instructor-certification/   Email: info@greenwellfoundation.org

 

BOWL-A-THON for a Relay for Life Fundraiser at 2275 Solomons Island Road, N. on Friday May 8, 2015. Registration begins at 6:00pm. Bowling from 7-9 pm. Laser Lights, Music, 50/50 Raffle, Prize Wheel Minimum Donation of $25/per person, up to 5 persons per lane. Team Registration Forms & Sponsor Sheets available at the bowling lane or please email or call for more information Lisa Casciero  410-627-1966, cropwithlisa@hotmail.com or Terry Hayden – tnt513@Comcast.net

 

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau invites residents to a Community Yard sale at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 7:00am to 12noon. Proceeds from the sale of household items, books and toys will support the agency’s summer camp program.     If you would like to donate items for the Yard-Sale please contact Dawn or Cheri The Family ACCESS Center at 443-975-7357.

 

The Family ACCESS Center of Tri-County Youth Services Bureau invites the community to a no charge Community Resources Fair  at Yardley Hills Community Center on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Community service providers will share information on services to children, youth and families. There will be fun activities and give aways. For more information, contact Dawn Sisk at The Family ACCESS Center at 443-975-7357; dbernard@tcysb.org.

 

The 11th Annual Good Friday Fish Fry will be held April 3, 2015 from 11-7 at 3245 Old Washington Road. Dinner is 10 with 3 pieces of whiting fish filets, choice of 2 sides which include green beans, corn, potatoes salad, cole slaw or home made Mac and Cheese. Sandwiches are $6. We deliver 5 dinners or more in Waldorf area. Yummy baked sale items will be available too. Call in orders at 301-645-3000 ext 21.

May 16 – Annual Yard Sale to benefit the Southern Maryland Compassion Center will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles Street in La Plata, on May 16th from 8am-12pm. Spaces are available to rent for $15. Please call the church weekdays at 301-932-0963, April 20 - May 15th, to reserve a space. Donations of items for the sale will be accepted on May 15th from 5-7pm at the church.

 

PABA - Parents Affected by Addiction will meet on Thursday, March 26th @ 6:30pm in room #2 at the Calvert County Library in Prince Frederick. This month's guest speakers will be Asst. Sheriff, Major McDowell of the Calvert County Sheriff's Department, also Ginger Rosela, with Team Jake. PABA is a tri-county support group for those who have family members affected by addiction. Call 301-848-6449 with any questions.

 

An indoor yard sale will be held at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  There will be over 40 vendors on hand.  Contact Calvert Pines for more information, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

 

Thinking about a journey to Antarctica?  Or perhaps you are interested in learning why people DO journey to Antarctica!  Bayside History Museum and Calvert Library will be hosting Dr. Ralph Eshelman at the North Beach Town Hall on Sunday, March 22, at 2pm.  Eshelman is a popular science speaker because he is a great storyteller; he shares science in a way we can all grasp and appreciate.  He has served as resident scientist on fifty-odd cruises to Antarctica and is back at home in Calvert to share his photos and adventures.  For more information, contact Bayside History Museum at 410-610-5970 or Calvert Library, at 410-535-0291.

 

Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth, Inc, a non-profit, educational and advocacy United Way partner agency, seeks nominations of local “Champions for Children” to be recognized at a dinner on May 7, 2015. The awards recognize exemplary child advocates in Calvert County, in the areas of Educational Opportunities, Healthy Children, and Strong Families, and also recognize a Youth (person 21 years or younger).   Details and the Nomination Form are available on www.calvertkids.org, under “Champions for Children”   Nominations must be received by Friday, April 3, 2014. For further information, please contact:   Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth, Inc.  410 414-8300 or calvertkids@outlook.com

 

Eagles, Earth Day and Sotterley! Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. In conjunction with the Southern Maryland Audubon Society, Sotterley Plantation invites you to attend a bird-filled exploration of this scenic National Historic Landmark on the Patuxent River. Beginners are welcome! Top off your Earth Day week with a day of discovery on this scenic and historic property. Nesting Bald Eagles, meadowlarks, woodpeckers and waterfowl can be found on Sotterley’s extensive trail system and habitats. There is no charge for this event, although donations are always appreciated! Please RSVP to David Moulton moulton.davidh@gmail.com or call 240-278-4473.

 

The Chopticon High School Marching Band is holding a fundraising bingo on Sunday, April 12th at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. Games begin at 1pm. $25.00 to play, cash and other prizes will be awarded. Food and drinks are also available for your purchase. All proceeds benefit the Chopticon Band Boosters. The Showband Of Southern Maryland would like to thank the community for its' continued support.

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net. Our April practice sessions are as follows: Sunday, April 12, 2015, practice, 4-6 pm, Huntingtown United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting Creek Rd,

Huntingtown and Sunday, April 19, 2015, practice, 4-6 pm, North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach.

 

The St. Charles High School drama club is presenting “Once Upon a Mattress” on April

17 at 7 p.m., April 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and April 19 at 2 p.m. The show is a musical comedy that was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, and $6 for students, senior citizens, military members and thespians. CCPS staff also receive a free ticket with their identification badge. Call 301-753-2090 for more information.

 

The Westlake High School theatre company is presenting “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical,” on April 16-18 with a 7 p.m. show time on all three dates. The musical celebrates the life and music of Ellie Greenwich, a popular artist well known for teenage pop songs during the 1960s. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students. School system staff can receive two free tickets with their identification badge. Call 301-645-8857 for more information.

 

La Plata High School student actors are presenting the classic “The Wizard of Oz,” on April 30-May 2 with a show time of 6:30 p.m. on all three dates. There is also a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on May 3. The play follows Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, who finds herself in a strange place, the Land of Oz, after a tornado comes through her town. During the performances, the La Plata student actors will be joined by students from Mary H. Matula, T.C. Martin and Walter J. Mitchell elementary schools. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. CCPS staff also receive a free ticket with their identification badge. Call 301-934-1100 for more information.

 

The North Point High School theatre department is presenting “Into the Woods” on April

16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., and at 1 p.m. on April 18. The musical is inspired by the Grimm

Brother’s fairy tales “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and follows the story of a husband and wife as they try to start a family. The couple 2 encounter a witch who puts a curse on them. Tickets are $8 for general admission, and $5 for students and senior citizens. Elementary and middle school students can attend the matinee showing on April 18 for half-price admission. CCPS staff also receive one free ticket with their identification badge. Call 301-753-1759 for more information.

 

Henry E. Lackey High School is presenting William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” on April 17-18 at 6:30 p.m., and April 19 at 2 p.m. The play highlights the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earlier plays and includes rules for drama introduced by Aristotle. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $7 for students, senior citizens and military members. CCPS staff receive a free ticket, along with one guest, by showing their identification badge. Call 301-743-5431 for more information.

 

Wednesday April 1, 2015 join us at Calvert Library Prince Frederick to watch this unforgettable true story based on the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by retired United States Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.  This film tells the story of four Navy SEALS on a covert mission in Afghanistan.  When a moral decision leads them into an enemy ambush, they are left to fight for their lives.  Lights go down at 6:00pm.  Refreshments and coffee will be served.  For more information call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

Saturday April 4 (10:00am - 1:00pm) - EASTER EGG HUNT - Encounter Christian Center will host an Easter Egg Hunt open to the public at Encounter Christian Center in Charlotte Hall. Bring your kids from 9 months to 99 years and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Come and jump in the bounce house or bounce off of your buddy while wearing a giant sumo costume! Cool your thirst with a tasty snow cone and let your children search the grounds for candy filled eggs. Don't let your kids miss this event. All are welcome. ECC is located at 30080 Henry Ln. in Charlotte Hall, MD. For information call 301-452-7658.

 

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is hosting the annual Horticulture/FFA Plant Sale on Saturday, April 18 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the school.  The Forrest Center is located at 24005 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, MD, across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. A large variety of plants will be for sale.  In addition to the plants, a limited supply of mulch from the school’s SkillsUSA Mulch Sale may also be available for purchase.  For more information about the Plant Sale, contact Mr. Ed Carney, Horticulture instructor and FFA advisor, at 301-475-0242, x28217 or at elcarney@smcps.org.

 

The Seventh District VFD Auxiliary will be having a Fried Shrimp Dinner on Friday April 3rd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the firehouse at 21660 Colton's Point road in Avenue. The menu will include fried shrimp, fries, cole slaw, roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Adults are $12, Senior Citizens $11, Children 12 and under $5 and carry outs will be available.

 

Camp Busy Bee will take place April 2nd and April 3rd of Spring Break in Charles County at Camp Winona in Hughesville from 9 AM to 4 PM.  This camp is for girls who are currently NOT Girl Scouts and are interested in finding out all about what Girl Scouts has to offer.  The 2 day camp will be packed with games, crafts, new friends, hiking, science, and all kinds of other fun activities.  Bus Transportation is available from predetermined locations.  To register or for more information go to:   http://www.gscnc.org/camp_busybee.html  or call 800-834-1702.

 

The Mechanicsville Optimist Club would like to announce its 1st Annual Live Easter Flowers Sales event. Sales will begin Friday April 3rd 12:00 noon to 7pm Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm. 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 w.stone@erols.com.

 

The Optimist Club of Mechanicsville has been supporting the youth of our community for more than 30 years. Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 75,000 adult and youth members in 2,600 clubs. 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 Bill Stone at (301) 884-2358 or visit the club’s website at www.mechanicsvilleoptimist.org. Take the plunge. Join our club today.

AARP TAX-AIDE EXPANDS HOURS to offer free walk-in tax service for taxpayers of all ages at the Church of the Ascension Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.  Tax counselors certified by IRS and AARP are available and eager to help you with your tax returns.  The Church of the Ascension is located at 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park. Bring a copy of your 2013 tax return, picture ID, and Social Security cards, birth dates, all income and tax related information [includes wages (W-2s), retirement benefits (1099-Rs), social security benefits (SSA-1099s), and the like.

 

April 4, 2015- Annual North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (NBVFDA) Easter  Bake Sale at Chesapeake Station, off of Route 261 in Chesapeake Beach. 9:00am - until we sellout. Reduce stress and let the NBVFDA prepare your Easter dessert goodies!  We will have cakes, cookies, and other desserts for sale. We will also have Easter decorations for sale as well.  We do the cooking for you! Please come out and support our NBVFDA.  See you there!

 

April 11-North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (NBVFDA) Yard sale held every second Saturday of the month through October. Repeat dates are 5/9, 6/13,7/11, 8/8, 9/12, and 10/10. 8:00 am-12:00pm. Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or come and find the treasure of a lifetime at our yard sale! Tables are $15, or $25 for two, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a table, contact Diana at 410-231-1775.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE OF ST. MARY'S COUNTY RELAY FESTIVAL. Saturday, April 18th from 8am to 1pm.  45310 Abell House Ln,  California, MD 20619. Yard Sales! Arts & Crafts! Vendor Sales! Food & Beverages! Teams from Relay For Life of St. Mary's County will gather to conduct a variety of fundraisers benefitting the American Cancer Society (ACS). All net proceeds from participating team vendors go towards the team's or individual's Relay For Life fundraising effort. For More Information, please contact Jenifer Kearns fundraising@stmarysrelay.org or visit www.relayforlife.org/stmarysmd.

 

During their Spring Break, kids will probably be busy getting a lot of screen time in—video games, movies, TV shows, e-books, and more.  Why not encourage them to rest their eyes and unplug for a bit at Calvert Library?  Calvert Library Prince Frederick will be hosting Gaming Unplugged each day during Spring Break (except Friday and Sunday when the library is closed). All ages are welcome to learn a new board game or relearn an old favorite.  A different game will be featured each day and a host of other games will be available for free play. Monday, March 30, 2-4pm—Clue, Tuesday, March 31, 2-4pm—Ticket to Ride, Wednesday, April 1, 2-4pm—Pictionary, Thursday, April 2, 2-4pm—Cross Ways, Saturday, April 4, 12-3pm—wide variety of family and strategy games like Settlers of Catan, Quirkle, Dabble, Diplomacy…For more information, visit us on the web at calvertlibrary.info or call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

If you have been considering ways to be of service in the community, then look no further ~ Historic Sotterley Plantation needs you! Our volunteer opportunities are plentiful and we welcome anyone interested in helping out! While there are so many ways you can help, our most critical seasonal needs are:• Museum Shop / Visitor Center • Docent• Garden Guild. As a Museum Shop volunteer, yours is the first face visitors will see when they come to Sotterley Plantation. To help us bridge the gap between the past, the present, and the future, please contact Stacey Svendgard, Volunteer Coordinator at the Sotterley office: (301)373-2280 or via email: coordinator@sotterley.org.

 

The St. Mary's County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association is sponsoring "The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship," a free presentation by Tom Glenn, author of Friendly Casualties and No-Account on Tuesday, March 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room B of the Lexington Park Library (21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park, MD 20653). For more information, contact Wendy Kibler at 301-862-3035 or visit www.marylandwriters.org, or stmaryscountymwa.wordpress.com, or look for us on Facebook.

 

The Hollywood United Methodist Church invites you to their Holly Week Services at 24422 Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood. Maundy Thursday, April 2nd, Communion serviced at 7:30 p.m.. Good Friday April 3rd, The Sanctuary will be open for prayers from 9 am - 7 pm. Sunrise services, April 5th at 6:30 a.m. at Joy Chapel Rain or Shine. Located at Joy Chapel Road in Hollywood. Traditional Easter Service held at 8:30 am and 11 am. For more information call 301-373-2500.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2015 -ANNUAL AUCTION - Annual Fund raising auction at the Historical Port Tobacco Courthouse, Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, Md., from 9:00 a.m., until noon. This auction is open to AAAA members only. Money will go towards a Charles County Historical project. For more information, call 301-934-6949.

 

Parish Dinner/Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3rd from 12 Noon till 5 PM, at Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, located at 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, directly behind the church.  The menu includes: Ham, Crab Balls, Southern Maryland Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Beets, Applesauce, Coleslaw, Potatoes, Garden Salad, Rolls, and Beverages.  The cost is: $20.00 for adults, eat-in and carry out, and $7.00 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under 6 eat free.  There will be a drive-through for carry out dinners only. Come out and enjoy a fantastic meal and participate in the festivities: Big Raffle, 50-50 Raffle, White Elephant Table, Bake Table, Plant Table, Bingo, Children’s Game room, and more.  Lots of fun for the whole family.  All proceeds to benefit the Parish Center Hall Fund. For information/tickets call 301-884-3123, 240-538-6728, or 301-448-5237.

 

Annual Drive Thru Country Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner, Saturday May 2nd, 12pm to 5pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville. Menu:  Country Ham and Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Coleslaw and Applesauce.  Dinners are $15 packaged to go but you are invited to dine at picnic tables or Fellowship Hall. Visit us at www.mtzionmech.org or call 301-884-4132 for more information.

 

The Crochet For The Bay Club, a non-profit organization from Calvert County,  invites people of all ages to celebrate Earth Day with us on April 22nd at the Calvert Prince Frederick Public Library.  The event will be held from 3pm to 6pm in Meeting Room 1 of the library . The event will teach everyone how to be more environmentally friendly and how to recycle and reuse household objects into fun crafts.  The event is free and food and drinks will be provided. Donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards bay conservation and restoration efforts.  This is not a library sponsored event, just the Crochet For the Bay's event. For more information please contact Club Director of Public Relations Brett Scher at crochet4thebay@gmail.com or crochet4thebay.weebly.com

 

Calvert High School Theatre is excited to present Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's campy hit musical - Little Shop of Horrors. Performances will be Friday April 24th at 7 p.m. and Saturday April 25th at 1 and 7 p.m..

Lexington Park Elementary will host a STEM Academy Open House.  The purpose of this event is to provide students and their families interested in applying for the STEM Academy with information about the Elementary STEM program, and an opportunity to meet school administration and the STEM teachers.  The STEM Open House will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Lexington Park Elementary School. For more information on the Elementary STEM Academy, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Consalvo, STEM Coordinator, at 301-475-5511, ext. 32138.

 

Volunteers are needed for this year’s Potomac River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m.  – Noon. Help improve Charles County's waterways and combat litter by volunteering in a watershed cleanup. Volunteer opportunities range from collecting litter to leading and organizing a cleanup site. Charles County has nearly two dozen established sites and is always interested in welcoming new sites to this program.

Cleanup sites in need of volunteers: Cobb Island, Chapel Point State Park (RSVP requested), Mallows Bay (RSVP requested), Marshall Hall and Nanjemoy. For details, please call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3599 or visit www.potomaccleanup.org and click on find an event.

 

Ready for Spring? Join the Mechanicsville VFD Ladies for there lunch with the Easter Bunny! March 22, 2015 from 11:30-1:00pm at Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department Social Hall. We will be offering Hamburger or Hotdog bag lunches for $5.  Each lunch will include your choice and hamburger or hotdog, chips, applesauce and a drink. For more information email meghannet@yahoo.com 

 

For three decades the Zonta Club of Charles County has presented a fashion show that generated funds to provide support to community initiatives in keeping with the organization’s mission of advancing the status of women locally and worldwide. On Friday, April 10th, the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, MD will once again open its doors to over 400 guests who will have an opportunity to view a variety of fashions from local establishments. For details on auction or other fashion show related question, email Zonta Fashion Show Chair Charlotte Vass at vassbiz@aol.com. For more information on the Zonta Club of Charles County visit

www.zontaclubofcharlescounty.org or find us on facebook, facebook/zontacharlescounty.

 

Beth Israel Synagogue is hosting its annual  community Passover Seder April 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Naval Air Station Patuxent River's Rivers Edge Conference Center. Reservations must be received by March 20. For more information on this event, including  details on menu and cost, please contact bethisraelmd@gmail.com.

 

Experience what it was like to grow up on a Tidewater Plantation during an era gone by at Historic Sotterley Plantation on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The “Tidewater Plantation Life” program will offer four unique learning opportunities at various locations on site: 10:30 & 1:30 Schoolhouse – North Gatehouse, 12:00 & 3:00 Garden – Colonial Revival Garden, 10:30 & 1:30 Laundry – Spinning Cottage, 12:00 & 3:00 Games – Portico of the 1703 Plantation House. Admission: $5.00 per person. Children under age 5 FREE. One adult per family FREE. Purchase tickets at our Visitor Center. No reservations necessary. Rain or shine event.

 

Get a jump start on Easter on Saturday, March 28 at the 32nd annual Easter Egg Festival. The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks will host the event for the second year at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The event takes place between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., rain or shine, and is open to the entire St. Mary’s County community. For more information please visit www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/easter or call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800.

 

The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) is sponsoring a Hidden Heroes Benefit on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 2-6pm. at 6520 Bensville Road, Pomfret, MD 20675.  Live music by the Jim Seymour Band, door prizes and auction.  Cost is $15 for Pulled Pork and all the fixins dinner.  All proceeds go to the National Capital Region Fisher House Foundation.  Fisher Houses provides free temporary housing for family members and loved ones visiting wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir Hospital.  If you would like to make a donation of an auction item, door prize or need more information contact 310-932-6280.

 

Sotterley Plantation is having their 17th Annual Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange April 25 & 26th, 2015. Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday:  Noon - 3:00 p.m. & Free Plant Exchange April 25, 2015 Saturday: 10:00 a.m. For more information on upcoming Historic Sotterley Plantation events, visit our website at www.sotterley.org.

 

The Calvert Animal Welfare League is holding their Spring Festival on Saturday, March 21st, from 11 am to 3 pm. It will be held at 1040 N. Prince Frederick Blvd, 20678. Get your pet or child’s picture with the Easter bunny. There will be a bake sale, Easter egg hunt for the kids, raffle baskets, indoor yard sale, vendors, adoptions and fun, fun, fun. For more information contact us at 410 535-9300.

 

The Third District Optimist Presents their Craft and Vendor Fair At the St. Mary's County Fair Grounds on Saturday March 21st from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. All proceeds from this will benefit future youth functions sponsored by the Third District Optimists. There will be free craft activities for the kids, while crafters and vendors will have their goods available for your shopping pleasure. There is still time to become a vendor. Call Phyllis at 240-925-5823 for more information.

 

The 3rd Annual Bay Community Support Services 5k Walk, Run & Roll takes place on Saturday, April 25th in beautiful Historic St. Mary’s City to benefit people with disabilities in Maryland. This is a fun event for the whole family and every fitness level. There will be lots of great prizes and giveaways. Come early for a light breakfast. For more information and to register, visit www.baycss.org or call 301-863-8870, ext. 322.

 

There will be a Basket Bingo to benefit the Leonardtown High School Band Boosters on Saturday March 28th at the Elks Lodge on Fire Department Lane in California. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. It's just $20 admission and that includes 20 games. Additional books are $5 each with 4 special games, $1 extra each. Food and baked goodies will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

The March to Help Babies Southern Maryland will take place on May 3rd at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf. Walk up registration is at 7:30AM. The walk begins at 9AM. It's a 5 mile walk (option for 3 miles) that benefits March of Dimes and the money stays in the Southern Maryland community helping with research and offering hope for prevention and solutions for babies born too soon. March of Dimes works hard to make sure every baby has a fighting chance! There will be activities before the walk with breakfast and lunch provided. For more information visit www.marchofdimes.org/maryland

 

It is that time of year!! Time for the Annual Coming out Car Bike Show hosted by the Southern Knights Rod & Custom Car Club. Come see Southern Maryland's best (and biggest) car show of the year. Last year we had over 600 vehicles!! Plenty of vendors, food, children's activities, and a flea market, too. Fun for the entire family. (No dogs please.) Visit SouthernKnightsCarClub.org for registration flyer and event information.

Admission: Adults $3.00 Children 12 and Under FREE Southern Knights is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. All Proceeds to Local Charities

 

The public is invited to enjoy and purchase the artworks of a dozen of the talented artists of Southern Maryland in mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, clay, textile, and jewelry. The Calvert Artists’ Guild was founded in 1978 to promote the appreciation and practice of fine arts and crafts in Calvert County.  The guild sponsors art shows, field trips, workshops, and an annual art award to a high-school senior interested in the arts.  For additional information, please contact the following persons: Lonnie Harkins (410)3267199), baronvonsmoogle@netscape.net and Gerry Wood (301)863-9663, gbwood2@verizon.net.

 

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is conducting its Annual Mulch Sale.  You may purchase mulch now through Thursday, March 26, 2015. The fundraiser, known at the school as “Mulch Madness,” benefits the Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter. All orders will be available for pick-up on Friday, April 10 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Mrs. Bonnie Skinner at 301-475-0242, x28201 or at bjskinner@smcps.org.

 

MARS MADNESS! at the James E. Richmond Science Center. Saturday, March 21, 4:30-7:00PM, Featuring Digital Dome Theater movie “Invaders of Mars!”, “Mars Maven” on the Science on a Sphere, Mars Mission Maze for middle school students, Mars Rover Contest, & many activities in the Discovery Lab.  Tickets $8 available at the door or online at www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter, 301-934-7464, located inside St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602.

 

Let dancing put a spring in your step! Saturday March 21st at the Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills, we’ll teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience required! Singles always welcome! Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. For more information, e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call 315-250-5110.

 

Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 am: Heritage Walk Join us on a stroll through time as we explore sections of the old Chesapeake Beach Railway train bed. History experts will narrate this morning trip. Wear good walking shoes. Meet at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach at 9:00am to start. Free. Public welcome. Call the museum: 410-257-3892 for details.

 

Sunday, April 12: Farewell Ceremony at 11:46am SHARP. Commemoration of the day and time the last train left Chesapeake Beach...forever. Join us for a short presentation. The public is encouraged to wear 1930s period clothing for a unique tribute. Light refreshments to follow. Location: Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach. Free, Public welcome

 

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 www.saintmichaelsauction.com or if you have a tax-deductible item you'd like to donate, please call St. Michael's School at 301-872-5454.

 

Mark your calendars for the annual Southern Maryland March for Babies on May 3rd  at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf! Take part in the walk that helps moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. Plus you’ll have fun, too. Join the millions of people who participate to support the March of Dimes research and community-based programs that help give us the stronger, healthier babies we love. Register today at marchforbabies.org.

 

"Bridging the Gap" College and Career Fair  will be held on Saturday March 21, 2015 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Thomas Stone High School 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. The event is sponsored by the Thomas Stone W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society. The event is FREE and open to the public.  High School Seniors and graduating Juniors, bring transcripts and test scores for on-site admissions. Call the Guidance Office at Thomas Stone High School for more information 301-645-2601.

 

Make plans to be at Summerseat Farm for their big 13th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine).  Enjoy an exciting day of activities in an historic 1678 farm setting at this huge event  featuring an amazing assortment of colorful annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, grasses, planted pots and dish gardens, hanging baskets, crafts, Mother’s Day gifts and much more.  Shop till you drop!  Cash/Check/Credit Card accepted. Kids will have fun doing the various activities at the Children’s Tent and in the Petting Zoo. Location of the farm is 26655 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD, southbound Rt. 235, just before the Rt. 247 intersection.  Enjoy reasonable prices, plenty of free parking, handicapped access, and no admission fee.  Info 301-373-6607; website www.summerseat.org; or email info@summerseat.org.

 

Health Partner Clothing Closet’s Yard Sale, Craft & Vendor Event. Prime location, right off of Rt. 301 in Waldorf (near Waldorf Jaycees). Health Partners help the uninsured of Charles County. This event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Time: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $25 + raffle donation for vendors. $20 + raffle donation for Yard sale spots. Rain date April 19 (Sunday) For more information on becoming a vendor or information on the event call Tammy 301-392-7880  or email at thart1268@gmail.com.

 

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will hold an Easter Festival Service on Sunday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 9463 H.G. Trueman Rd. in Lusby.  Brunch and an Easter egg hunt will follow the service.  For more information call 410-231-2075 or go to www.shepherdofthebay.com  or find us on facebook. And don't miss the Easter Sunrise Service on the docks at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 5th. Rain or shine—dress warm and casual.  Breakfast and Easter egg hunt follow after the service. The Easter Sunrise Service is sponsored by Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. 410-231-2075 or www.shepherdofthebay.com  or find us on facebook

 

Sotterley Plantation is proud to announce the upcoming 2015 Speaker Series presentation entitled: “Lifetime White House Pastry Chef & Beyond” on Wednesday, April 15 | 7:00 p.m. in the Barn. From humble beginnings in Bonnay, France, Chef Roland Mesnier discovered his vocation early in life. From sous pastry chef at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London to The White House, Chef Mesnier has earned a strong reputation for his culinary genius. This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.

 

Saturday, March 14 marks the Pi Day of the Century (3/14/15 = 3.1415)!  Only once every 100 years does the date reflect 5 digits of that mathematical superstar pi. Calvert Library Prince Frederick is celebrating the day in grand style with pi-related activities all day long beginning at 9:26am (plus 53 seconds...just to get a few more digits of 3.141592653).  There will be fun for all ages beginning with a proclamation and the unveiling of a giant pi scroll.  Saturday Storytime at 10:00am will have a fun math theme and will be followed by a pi parade. You do not want to miss celebrating the Pi Day of the Century with Calvert Library! For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

Trinity United Methodist Church located at 90 Church Street in Prince Frederick Maryland will be having their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 21st. Visit from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Adults $12, Children $5 and 3 and under free. All proceeds benefit Trinity. Question call church office 410-535-1782.

 

The Patuxent High School Band mulch sale will happen on March 21, 2015 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. This year we have red brown and black mulch available. Pick up at the high school- we will load for FREE. Order 20 bags or more in the Lusby area and we will deliver for FREE. Help support the hard working band members of Patuxent High School. Everything you need to know can be found at  www.patuxentband.com

 

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

 

The Department of Public Works Environmental Resources Division is pleased to announce that starting on Saturday, March 14, mulch is available to residents while supplies last.  Commercial entities are prohibited. Mulch locations and hours: Breeze Farm Recycling Center (15950 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island):  Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Residents must load mulch themselves). Pisgah Recycling Center (6645 Mason Springs Road, La Plata): Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Residents must load mulch themselves). Piney Church Road (5370 Piney Church Road): Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Residents must load themselves).  Saturdays Only: Trucks and Trailers will be loaded between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call the Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

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.

 

 

The National Park Service has just predicted peak bloom for the cherry trees to be April 11-14.  Join Calvert Library On-the-Go, Sunday, April 12, for a school bus ride into DC to enjoy the cherry blossoms!  The bus leaves Sunderland Park N Ride at 1 pm and returns there by 5 pm. Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy under the blossoms, Japanese-style.  You must register in person at any Calvert Library - just $15!   No refunds unless the trip is cancelled.  We must have 34 registered by April 3 to proceed.   It is time to think pink!!  For more information, call Joanie Kilmon at 410-257-2411.

 

GROW GARVEY...The Garvey Senior Activity Center Group will provide a status briefing for all Garvey members and concerned citizens on March 9, 2015, at 1:00PM at the Executive Inn & Suites Hotel Conference Room, Leonardtown, Maryland at 1:00PM. We very much need a great turnout of Garvey Supporters if we are to keep the "Grow Garvey" momentum going. Please join us. Points of contact are Dale Taylor, Chairperson, 301 481 2300; Margaret Forrest, Vice Chairperson, 301 481 5850; Patricia Armstrong, Secretary, 240 298 5653 and Gail Murdock, Parliamentarian 30l 848 9458.  RSVP Dale Taylor or Margaret Forrest at the numbers shown by March 6, 2015.

 

The 7th District VFD Auxiliary will be having Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Sunday March 15th, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the firehouse at 21660 Colton's Point Road, Avenue, MD 20609. Menu will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns, scrambled eggs, baked apple dessert, coffee, milk and juice. Adults $10, Senior Citizens $9, Children 12 to 4 $3, children 3 and under free. Carry outs will be available, there will be a bake sale at this event and a 50/50 raffle. Don't forget your camera!

 

Our Lady of the Wayside Church annual Lenten Fish Fry is on March 27, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm at 37575 Chaptico Rd at the Loretto Hall from 5 to 8 pm.  Prices are $14-adults $7- Children 6-12 and Children 5 and under are free.  The menu will include fried fish, fish nuggets, fried popcorn shrimp, French fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea and juice.  Desserts and Carry outs are also available.  For additional information please contact Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871 or at rsbrssll@AOL.COM

Celebrate Maryland's 381st anniversary on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the city where it all began.  Bring your kites – and let them soar from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by watching our annual ceremony at 1 p.m., featuring students from across Maryland and local dignitaries.  Explore the world of early Maryland or create a craft of today. Visit the museum on us! Admission is free in honor of the day. For information, contact 240-895-4990 or info@hsmcdigshistory.org. Special activities are ongoing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Start your visit at the HSMC Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom Lane). For more information about this event or the museum, call 1-800-762-1634, 240-895-4990, or visit www.HSMCdigshistory.org.

 

The Crochet For The Bay Club, a non-profit organization from Calvert County, invites people of all ages to celebrate Earth Day with us on April 22nd at the Calvert Prince Frederick Public Library. The event will be held from 3pm to 6pm in Meeting Room 1 of the library . The event will teach everyone how to be more environmentally friendly and how to recycle and reuse household objects into fun crafts. The event is free and food and drinks will be provided. Donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards bay conservation and restoration efforts. For more information please contact Club Director of Public Relations Brett Scher at brett1452@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY March 8 – ALL U CAN EAT BREAKFAST.  On a “Spring is in the Air” morning, start off with a luscious breakfast including Hot Cakes, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits,  Fruit, and Chip Beef.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  Public welcome.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY  March 10 – ITALIAN NIGHT DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu for this meal will be Italian with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information call (301) 855-6466.  Public welcome.  www.ALpost206.org

 

SATURDAY March 14 - COUNTRY DANCE.  Time to Boogie.  Come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance, teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206  in the upper level Ballroom.   Public welcome.  For information call  301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

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

 

TUESDAY March 17 – AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY 206 MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  Begins at 7:00 p.m. in Upper Level Hall of the Chesapeake Beach Post on Route 260.  All members are encouraged to attend and bring their ideas to share, and participate in decisions.  For information, call President Granados at 301-775-9195.  www.ALPost206.org

 

FRIDAY March 20 – Lenten Seafood 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 sides, salad, roll, and beverage.  Public welcome. The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

 

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

 

SATURDAY MARCH 21 – TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT.  $100 Buy-in.  Public Welcome.  Doors open at 3:00 p.m.; Games start at 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the Auxiliary of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in the Upper Level Hall of the Post located on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Questions may be directed to Karen Miller at 301-855-0188.  www.ALpost206.org

 

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

 

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

 

SUNDAY MARCH 29 – FREE CHILDREN’S EASTER PARTY.  From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary, Chair Janice Marcellas.  All are Welcome.  The Easter Bunny may be there!  For information call (301)855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

Special Event -- Model Trains At the National Museum of the Mrine Corps.  All Aboard!! The National Capital Trackers "O-Gauge Train Club" will have their steam, electric, and diesel engines from the early 20th Century to modern day chugging down the track. Free admission, free parking. Sat/Sun March 14/15 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For more information call David Fair at 703 784-6120 or email. Email: david.fair@usmc.mil. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, VA 22172.

 

Northumberland High School PAES Greenhouse program along with the NHS Yearbook and Literary Magazine is sponsoring a spring Farm & Field Day on April 25 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM to mark the annual opening of the PAES Greenhouse for its spring plant sale. We are looking for vendors (both inside in the gym and outside on the green areas around the greenhouse) to make the event even larger this year. Last year the event included greenhouse plants, tractor, farm, and 4H displays as well as crafts, jewelry, animals, and even fresh churned ice cream for sale. This year we have added space and hope to attract even larger crowds. There is even a kids fun run that will be happening in the morning at the elementary school. Anyone interested in setting up a vendor space should email lmckenzie@nucps.net or call Lee McKenzie at (804)580-5192 for a vendor application.

 

A special Friday night Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Ann Fallon, will be held on March 13, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30. 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

 

Attention all alumni and current students of Chopticon High School: Chopticon's visual arts department is seeking artwork of any media, now through March 13, for an art show set to be held in conjunction with the school's spring musical April 17 and 18. You can bring any artwork you would like to submit to the school's main office during any school day from now through March 13.

 

The Mechanicsville Optimist Club will be holding its annual “NOW” “New Optimist Welcomed” dinner on March 11th at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. This is held in conjunction with the Essay awards banquet. Dinner begins at 6:30. Cost is $15 per person. All are welcome to attend. Come out and recognize the youth in our community for their outstanding achievements. Contact Robin Myers 301-370-5819 or Terri Palmer 301-481-5291 for details.

 

The Tri-County Chapter of the Maryland Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind is a community organization which draws members from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties, and we ill be meeting at the Charlotte Hall Library,37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall MD, Saturday March 21, the third Saturday of the month, at 11:00 am. For further information call: 443 262-5020 or email:Cynthia at cynthiajforbes@gmail.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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