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February 17th Events

It's Teen Retro Game Night on Friday February 17th starting at 6:00 PM Ages 12-18 are welcome. Celebrate the end of a long week at our teen-only after hours event. Play a classic video game, Foosball or even a tabletop game with friends. Complimentary snacks provided by The Silver Diner of Waldorf. Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, 20603. 301-645-1395.

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 SHRIMP ALFREDO DINNER.  The Chef will be dishing up this luscious dinner with all the sides and a beverage beginning at 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm   Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 . This is a meal you won’t soon forget. In the lower level dining room, the cost is $12 including sides, salad, and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.   Public Welcome.  http://www.ALpost206.org 

 

Come out to join Spring Dell's family and friends Friday, February 17 at 5:30 PM for dinner and a show at the James E. Richmond Science Center, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602. Guest will enjoy a showing of “Wonders of the Artic” in the state-of-the-art 60-foot diameter Digital Dome Classroom, have an opportunity to select a second movie and enjoy special presentations on the 6-foot diameter NOAA Science on a Sphere. Tickets to the show are just $5 each, and guest can purchase dinner for only $3 more. Proceeds from the event will support programs focused on connecting adults with developmental disabilities to the community and employment. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit springdellcenter.org or call (301) 934-4561.

February 18th Events

The 4th annual Frozen Heart 50K Trail race will be hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Running Club (CBRC) on February 18th at St. Mary's River State Park in Callaway, MD.  Last year the event raised $3,500 to support WARM (Wrapping Arms 'Round Many) and St Marys Caring soup kitchen.  Proceeds from this year's event will be supporting these organizations again as well as Three Oaks Center's Southern MD Veterans Initiative. The event's 3 loop course allows for race distances of 50K, 34K, and 17K.  Participants in the last few years have battled snow, ice, sleet, hail, rain and mud as they raced the challenging course for up to 30 miles.  Frozen Heart runners are ready for whatever nature has in store! Specifics on the event and CBRC can be found here: www.FrozenHeart50K.com, http://www.cbrcmd.org

February 19th Events

Quarter Auction being held on Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 at Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept at 13150 H G Trueman Rd. Doors open at noon, auction starts at 1:00pm. This event is sponsored by the “Fun Bunch & Friends Quarter Auction” to benefit the Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept in their efforts to protect and serve the community. Come join us for fun, laughs and prizes. To reserve your seats please call Willie at 443-684-4930.

February 20th Events

NAMI Southern Maryland  invites you to join us for "Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention"  by the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Monday February 20th starting at 7 pm. The talk takes place at  St. John Vianney Catholic Church Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678. This program is free and open to the public.

February 21st Events

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21– STEAK NIGHT.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master & 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.  http://www.ALpost206.org

February 22nd Events

Join the P.D. Brown Library in Waldorf every Wednesday in February as they celebrate Black History Month by watching films and TV shows about African Americans. The events start at 5:30 pm each night and ages 13 and over are welcome. We will be watching Southside With You (2/1), Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2/8), Selma (2/15) and Glory Road (2/22). P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf, 20603. 301-645-2864

February 23rd Events

Girls in 2nd and 3rd grade are invited to join Brownie Troop 11018 for Girl Scout fun! Our first meeting will be Feb. 23rd from 6:30-7:30 pm at the North Beach Recreation Center. We have 18 spots available! For more info, contact jkellner@gscnc.org or 301-861-5861.

 

Calvert Hospice announces the spring session of Bridges from February 23 through April 20. The group will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Attendees participate in group activities that assist in coping and healing. There are groups for children ages 6 – 17 and for adult family members. Pre-registration is required. To register or receive more info, contact Brittanny Petrzala at 410-535-0892 or email bpetrzala@calverthospice.org.

 

Wildlife biologist and bee expert Sam Droege will speak at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30pm. Maryland is home to over 400 different kinds of native bees.  Their populations are declining, and the primary cause is not the use of pesticides but the loss of native flowers.  As the number of people have grown in Calvert County so too has the footprint of residential landscapes; these homes have replaced native plant communities with areas either lacking flowers (i.e., lawns and hard structures) or installing plants of little value to native bees. Using gorgeous photos, Sam will talk about converting his acre of lawn into an integrated flower, vegetable and bee and bird habitat and will also discuss new tools for identifying native bees on the wing. 

February 24th Events

The “Bring Girls on the Run to Southern Maryland” council will host a benefit dinner February 24 at 46580 Expedition Dr in Lexington Park. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward establishing the organization in the tri-county area. Any remaining funds will be used for youth scholarships. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is an international organization whose mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” It is targeted toward eight to 13 year old girls and is currently comprised of more than 200 councils across the United States. “GOTR combines emotional, social and mental growth with physical activity, said Kristine Hall, GOTR of SOMD’s executive director. “It is an age where we can make a lasting impact for these young girls.” Hall said she plans to submit the new council application in January and hopes to officially stand up the organization in SOMD in 2017. In fall 2017, she intends to start the first 10-week program where girls participate in lessons that foster confidence and build peer connections while they prepare for an end-of- season celebratory 5K event. Tickets for the benefit dinner can be purchased at ticket leap. For other information about bringing GOTR of SOMD, please email gotrsouthernmd@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page. 

 

SPAGHETTI DINNER - The La Plata Lions Club is holding their 18th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the La Plata United Methodist Church (corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 301). The price is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. Carryouts are available. Proceeds benefit Lions supported charitable activities, including: Sight; Scholarships; Youth Activities. Ticket information, call 301-934-4203.

February 25th Events

USA Hockey and the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club invite kids, ages 4 to 9, to try hockey for free! Bring ANY KIND of helmet (bicycle, etc) and gloves (winter, etc). Skate rental provided! Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10:15am - 11:00am (arrive by 9:45am) at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf. Register online: www.tryhockeyforfree.com/7295 Questions? Email: president@somdsabres.org. The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club's home arena is the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD and draws players from Charles, St. Mary's, Calvert, Prince George's, King George counties and beyond. The Sabres offer a range of ice programs including learn to play hockey, recreational teams, travel teams and skills sessions. For more information, visit: www.somdsabres.org

 

On February 25, 2017, Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) will host the 6th Annual Science and Engineering EXPO at Calvert High School from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This free family event is open to the public. The exhibits showcase CCPS science and engineering programs and are designed to be engaging for both children and adults. The EXPO will include robots, science and engineering projects, flight simulators, catapults and much more for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, contact Dr. Yovonda Kolo at 410-535-7278 or koloy@calvertnet.k12.md.us.

February 26th Events

There will be a Purse Bingo featuring Coach, Michael Kors, kate spade, and Thirty-One on February 26, 2017 at the Ridge Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Doors open at 1:00 pm, Bingo starts at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25 each Advanced Sales and $30 at the Door. There will also be food and raffles for sale by the Auxillary.  For reservations and advanced tickets contact: Lauren Fairfax at 301-904-9408.   Proceeds to benefit the Ridge VFD Auxiliary. No children permitted unless they have their own ticket and are accompanied by a paying adult. There will be only one item won per game.

February 28th Events

There will be an Alzheimer's Support group on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM.  The location of this reoccurring event is Spring Village at Wildewood 23185 Milestone Way California, MD. Designed to empower caregivers and those with Alzheimer's and related dementia, this support group will provide education and social and emotional support in a safe and confidential environment. Light refreshments. No cost. For more information or to register, call 301-475-6019

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be sponsoring a “Pancake Supper” on Tuesday, February 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse located at 21660 Colton Point Road in Avenue, MD.  The menu will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, scrambled eggs, baked apple dessert, coffee, tea and milk.  The cost will be $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for senior citizens, $3.00 for children 4-12 years, and free for children 3 years and under.  We invite everyone to come and enjoy our pancake supper with your family and friends.  

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 –SHEPHERD’S PIE DINNER  – The American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host this meal  from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lower Level Dining Room of the  American Legion Post at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Cost is $10 and includes all the trimmings and beverage..   Public warmly invited.  For information call (301)855-6466.

 

The Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will have a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Cost for adults is $7.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $3.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage Links, Apple Sauce, Assorted Juices, Milk and Coffee

 

From 1830 to 1865, it was illegal in Maryland for Negroes to assemble unless a "respectable" White person was present. On Tuesday, February 28, at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, participants at “Faith and African American Families in Calvert County” will explore the history of this law and how enslaved people and the churches responded. 
Three years ago, Calvert Library hosted a Founding African American Families event where we heard from Footes, Mackalls, Clarks, Harrods, Johnsons and many more families with a stake in County history.  We also heard about the research that All Saints Church had begun concerning the role of African Americans in the church’s history.  As that parish prepares to celebrate its 325th anniversary, the community is once again invited to the library to share stories of “Faith and African American Families.”  Of particular interest will be family histories as they connect to church histories from 1774 to the present. This is a great opportunity to re-energize your genealogical research, share interesting tidbits you have unearthed and learn about our community’s rich history in which the church has played a significant role.
The Reverend Ken Phelps will present a brief background of the All Saints project and share some of the stories uncovered.  Michael Kent will relate stories of the Kent and King families.  What can you add to the collective compendium of local history?  If you have photos or documents, please bring them.  Volunteers from the Calvert County Historical Society will be on hand to help with scanning and to share their resources.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.
March 3rd Events

There will be Fried Shrimp Dinners to go sponsored by the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It all happens on Friday March 3rd at the firehouse from 5-7 p.m.. Dinners are just $12. For more information call Janet at 240-682-4840.

 

St. Charles High School Theatre presents Game of Gold March 3rd thru the 5th. Game of Gold is a comedy in the style of the old spaghetti western movies; full of memorable characters and heroic adventures.  The villainous gambler, the pure-hearted hero with his quirky sidekick, the innocent damsel-in-distress and all the other colorful characters-of-old come together at the local saloon to solve the mystery of a hidden gold mine.  From duels to daring rescues, Game of Gold is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Show times are March 3rd and 4th at 7pm and March 5th at 2pm. Tickets are $5 for students, seniors, and military; $8 for general admission.

March 4th Events

39th ANNUAL COLLECTOR’S MARKET - The Charles County Chapter of the American Antique Arts Association is having its 39th Annual Collector’s Market on Sat. Mar. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata Firehouse, 911 Shining Willow Way, La Plata. Entry donation is $2, kids 12 & under free, food is available, and parking is free. Proceeds benefit a Charles County historical project. Call 301-392-1712 for additional information.

 

COSMIC Symphony Orchestra presents their annual Family Concert which will feature the winner of the annual Young Artists Competition.  In addition, the orchestra will perform the North American premier of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s “The Suite of 1950”, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espangol”, and Prokofiev’s “The Montagues and Capulets” from Romeo and Juliet.  Children are free and adult tickets can be purchased at the door or at https://cosmicsymphony.org Sat Mar 4, 7:00 pm Patuxent Presbyterian Church, California
Sun Mar 5, 4:00 pm College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick
 
United Way of Calvert County will hold its 18th Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm at Annmarie Garden Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland.  Mardi Gras is United Way’s largest fundraiser of the year and supports 22 programs that improve the education, health, and financial stability of people living in Calvert County.  For more information on sponsorships, auction donations, or to purchase tickets, contact the United Way of Calvert County at (410) 535-2000 or go to www.unitedwaycalvert.org.
 
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer fire Department, Inc. is sponsoring their 56th Annual Spring Dinner on Saturday, March 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hollywood volunteer fire Department Social Hall on Three Notch Road in Hollywood. The spring dinner is $25 for adults, $7 for children 4-12, Free for children 3 and under. $25 Carry Out. For more information contact Elaine Quade at 301-373-2695.
 
Are you a high school student looking for that perfect prom dress?  Or someone in need of an outfit for a special occasion? Then this event is for you!  Dress beCause is a fashion forward fundraiser created and organized by a local high school senior.  All proceeds collected will 
benefit the Special Olympics of St. Mary's County.  New and/or gently used donated formal wear, shoes, accessories, and jewelry will be available for purchase.  Everyone is welcome to attend this event on March 4th from 9am until 4pm at the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge #2092 located at 45779 Fire Department Lane off of Chancellor's Run Road.  All dresses and accessories will be available for a nominal fee at this free, and open to the public, community sale.

 

March 6th Events

Put life back in your life by participating in Living Well with Diabetes workshop!  If you or someone you care about has type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, this workshop can help you take charge of your life and be back in control. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to discover better nutrition and exercise choices, deal with stress, and more. Workshop meets once a week for six weeks. Call (410) 535-5400 ext 459 to register. March 6-April 10 9:30a-12p Southern Pines Community Center and March 7-April 11 6-8:30p at the Harriet Brown Community Center.

March 8th Events
The Leonardtown Rotary Club is happy to announce that it is opening its call for grant applications for 2017 from St. Mary’s County non-profit programs and public services agencies. The deadline for this award period is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  Awards will be announced in April. A key element of “service above self” as practiced by the Leonardtown Rotary Club is providing grant funds to local agencies and programs that provide humanitarian services, with a focus on health, education and well being, to the citizens of St. Mary’s County.  This is a competitive grant process and awards typically range between $250 and $500 depending on the need expressed in the application and funding availability. To be eligible for the 2017 award, applications must be received on or before Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  The application is available on the Leonardtown Rotary website, http://www.leonardtownrotary.org, or by contacting Lynn Fitrell, Community Service Director, at lynnfitrell@yahoo.com.  First time applicants please include a copy of your IRS nonprofit designation form.
 
March 10th Events
Port Tobacco Players proudly presents COMPANY Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM on March 10 through April 2, 2017 at Port Tobacco Players Theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata, Md. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets: $18 for adults, $15 for Students/Seniors/Military. Buy online at www.ptplayers.com or call (301) 932-6819
March 11th Events
What: Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum Volunteer Workshop. When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm. Where: Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. Come find out more about Volunteering with the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, located at 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. We are always in need of new faces! Volunteer opportunities include docent positions, special events, outreach and more! Flexible days and hours. For more information, please contact the Railway Museum: 410-257-3892 or cbrailway@co.cal.md.us
 
There will be a State of Maryland Boating Safety Class on Saturdays, March 11 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 5861 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale, Maryland.  Both Classes Must Be Attended for Certification. 1st Family Member - $25; Each Additional - $10 Girl, Boy or Sea Scout - $10. FREE to all Fire Fighters, Police, & Veterans. Presented by: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-07. Pre-registration will secure your place. Contact: Lynn Fountain at 410-570-5478 or 1941Lynn@comcast.net.
 
Saturday March 11-Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling League (SMJWL) Championships at Henry A. Lackey High School doors open at 9:30 AM, wrestling begins at 11 AM.  $5 admission fee for ages 10 and older.  Under 10 donate a canned food item for donation to the Southern Maryland Food Bank.  The SMJWL is a youth wrestling league for boys and girls from the ages of 4-14.  For more information about the league visit our website at www.somdjuniorwrestlingleague.org. 
 
Guitar lovers unite for the 5th Annual Guitar Festival by Power Jam Music Alliance with an afternoon Guitar Workshop and evening Guitar Concert and Art Show. The event is held March 11, 2017 at 5 South Event Ctr., 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620. The festival is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. Tickets: Workshop: $5; Advance Ticket to Guitar Concert: $7; Advance workshop and Concert $10; At the door guitar concert, $12; At the door guitar concert and workshop $17 ($12+$5): (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-guitar-fest-2017-tickets-31789163243)   
March 14th Events

Local resident Jon Frank will share his Father’s story and artifacts from the Battle of Bataan and 3 years as a Japanese Prisoner of War at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on March 14, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  The collection is scheduled for donation to the National WW II Museum on April 5, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle’s final days and surrender on April 9, 1942. This was the largest surrender of U.S. Armed Forces in history. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

March 17th Events

Ready, Sip, Paint at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Friday March 17th from 6-8 p.m. Paint a fun, simple painting, guided step by step, sip by sip. Perfect for a girls' night out, a date or your solo escape. Take home a unique experience and souvenir. Light refreshments will be served. Limited space available. $40 per person in the MAC Lab Meeting Room. For more information visit www.jefpat.org

March 24th Events

The Humane Society of Charles County is hosting the 2017 Top Dog "Bow Wow & Meow Gala" which will be held March 24, 2017, at the Jaycees Banquet Hall in Waldorf, MD. For further information about this fun event, which will benefit the homeless pets in our community, please visit humanesocietycc.org

 

Leonardtown High School ROSE Players Presents: "The Addams Family:The Musical" Dates are March 24, 26, 31 and April 1, 2, 2017. Sunday shows start at 3pm, Friday and Saturday shows start at 7pm, except on April 1st, there is an extra matinee at 1pm. House opens 30 minutes before showtime. Concessions, rosegrams/stargrams are available for purchase. Tickets are $5 per student and $8 per adult. All proceeds go to the theatre department for future shows!

March 31st Events

The American Legion Riders Post 82 in La Plata will be having a Spaghetti dinner on Friday March 31st from 6-8 p.m. Cost is just $10 and to go orders will be available. The Harry White Wilmer Post 82 is located at 6330 North Crain Highway in La Plata.  Proceeds go the American Legion Charity Programs.  Visit https://www.legion.org/ for more information about the programs.

April 1st Events

The Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will have a Craft & Vendor Fair – April 1st, Saturday;  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Reserve a space for $25.00; For more information call Darlene at 240-434-1095 after 4:00 p.m.

 

There will be an April Fools 5k Run/Walk to help raise money for Guide Dogs of America. It all happens on Saturday April 1st from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. The 5 K will be held at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center at 24494 Placid Harbor Way in Hollywood, MD.  Guide Dogs of America, helps blind men and women regain their independence. Guide Dogs of America provides professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge to blind and visually impaired individuals across the U.S. and Canada. All proceeds will go to Guide Dogs of America. For more information call Kelly at 301-967-4546. 
 
Community Mediation of St. Mary's County will be having their 10th Annual 5k and Fun Run. It all happens on Saturday April 1st at the Northern Senior Center in Charlotte Hall. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. More information can be found at https://www.communitymediationsmc.org/lft5k/.
April 8th Events

´╗┐The Southern Maryland Mustang Club is sponsoring an ALL FORD Car/Truck show to help support the Patuxent High School Orchestra and other local charities on April 8, 2017, from 9am - 3pm at Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, MD 20657.  New this year - class for Teens only!!  Trophies will be awarded, Pre-registration is $15 and must be received by April 1st, or $20 the day of the show.  Vendor spaces are available.  Please visit somdmustang.org for more information and pre-registration form or send email to info@somdmustang.org.  

May 9th Events

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will take place on Tuesday, May 9 starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center on 44219 Airport Road, California, MD. The community is invited to honor this year’s Law Enforcement Officers of the Year and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to their community. For more information, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, or email sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com.

May 13th Events

Take a chance to win $500!  The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is sponsoring a raffle ticket fundraiser for 2017.  There are only 500 tickets and cost is $5 a ticket or three (3) for $10.  A winner will be drawn at the Hollywood Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  You do not have to be present to win.  To purchase raffle tickets or for more information contact Brenda at 240-298-5019 or e-mail hollywoodbluegrass@gmail.com.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad.

May 14th Events

You are invited to the 7th Annual Tea in the Garden at Point Farm at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Sunday May 14th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. $30 for adults/$15 for children 10 and under. Includes: high team, music and tours of the Patterson House. Festivive attire: hats and gloves are optional. For more information or to make a reservation call 410-586-8578 or email betty.seifert@maryland.gov. 

May 20th Events

The American Legion Riders Post 82 in La Plata will have an Operation Comfort Warrior Poker Ride and Dance on Saturday May 20th. Poker Ride:  Registration @ 10 am at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD.  - Cost is $25 per rider (includes attending bands) Dance only:  Bands start at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD @ 4pm and go until 11pm - Cost is $10 per person. Bands, food, door prizes, 50/50 drawings. All proceeds go directly to the American Legion Operation Comfort Warrior (OCW). Go to http://www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort for more information about OCW.

Various Events With Ongoing Dates

To keep pace with ongoing changes in technology, community demographics and the world in general, a Facilities Master Plan for Calvert Library is being undertaken.  An essential component of the process is community input, which will be collected through Community Input Meetings, focus groups, stakeholder meetings and a survey.  The 14-question survey is available now in English at http://bit.ly/clplansurvey and in Spanish at http://bit.ly/clplansurveyspanish.  There is also a link on the library website at CalvertLibrary.info.  Please participate in the survey and/or one of the scheduled community meetings. The first focus group will be with teens on February 16 at Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 5pm. Business leaders will meet at the Chamber of Commerce in Prince Frederick at 8:30am on Wednesday, March 1.  Healthcare, nonprofits and other community builders will meet at the Calvert Memorial Hospital Classroom 1 at 8:30am on Thursday, March 2.  On the same day, parents of preschoolers will meet at Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 10:30am.  At 3pm that afternoon, the education community, including homeschoolers, will meet at the Board of Education.  The final focus group will be for active adults and will meet at 2pm on Friday, March 3, at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  If you are interested in attending any of the focus or stakeholder groups, please RSVP to Robyn Truslow at rtruslow@somd.lib.md.us with which group you would like to attend.  There will be light refreshments served at all of the events.  The whole community is strongly encouraged to participate in this process.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

 

Arundel House of Hope’s programs encompass a variety of services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County. These include transitional housing through the Fouse Center, Permanent and Community Housing, Supportive Housing through the Safe Haven Program, the Resource and Day Center, and the Winter Relief rotating shelter program. General volunteer needs include administrative support, transportation to and from appointments, job counseling and life skills coaches, computer maintenance help, and persons to serve on the board of directors. Additional volunteer opportunities vary by location but include facilities maintenance and repair,grounds maintenance, and support of the clinic. Donations of food and clothing items, cleaning, office and kitchen supplies, paper products, toiletry items, landscaping tools, and more are also needed. Interested volunteers can contact Mario Berninzoni at MBerninzoni@ArundelHOH.org or 410-863-4888. Web site: www.arundelhoh.org.

 

Southern Maryland Velocity 12U and 13U Travel baseball teams are looking for a couple players to fill out their rosters. 12U will conduct tryouts on Saturdays 730pm. 13U will have tryouts on Fridays at 730pm. 8275 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, Md. Both teams will welcome players who wish to tryout every Friday and Saturday until slots are filled. You can im us for details, e-mail at smdvelocity@aol.com and visit our web site at www.smdvelocity.org

 

The Charles County Public Library plans for innovative and meaningful community-centered services. Input is sought from county residents and supporters. The library invites residents as a part of the implementation of the strategic plan to communicate their thoughts and suggestions by way of a community survey on the library’s website, http://www.ccplonline.org.  Surveys will be available until 5 pm on February 11, 2017.  

 

The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services is looking for volunteers, age 21 and older, to serve as tutors, and provide mentoring. Background checks are required and training will be provided. There are also internship opportunities available for college students.  For more information contact Melissa Alarcon at 410-230-3132 or Melissa.Alarcon@Maryland.Gov. See Web site: http://www.djs.state.md.us/

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, presents Artists In Action: Temporary Studio Experience January 20 - March 1, 2017 from 10:00am-5:00pm daily. For a few special weeks, Annmarie’s spectacular Main Gallery will be transformed into artist studios, where visitors will have the opportunity to observe and interact with artists as they work. This exciting time at the Garden provides a unique retreat and experimental space for artists to develop new works, display and sell their work, to network with other artists, and to share their creative process. The participating artists are encouraged to create a hands-on experience for guests, which may include an invitation to experiment with materials and/or process, or collaboration on an idea or design. Artists in Action is a wonderful opportunity to get an up close look at the working and creative process of an artist.  For additional information call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org. The details of each participating artist, where they are from, and the medium they work in, follows.

 

'Sam's Kids' will be having a non perishable food drive to support the Charles County Children's Aid Society and Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry. Donations will be accepted at 3695 Hallowing Point Road, Suite 5 in Prince Frederick and 3146 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Donations can also be picked up by calling 410-535-0997. If you or someone you know would like to join the 'Sam's Kids' movement, please visit www.feedingsamskids.com. With your help, feeding one kid at a time is possible.

 

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2017. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Solomons. The bricks are available to memorialize those who served our country during World War II. The cost of each brick is $100 and all contributions are tax deductible. Purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. An “On Watch” application is available at the following link, or by going online to www.co.cal.md.us/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565. The “On Watch” memorial statue is an 8-foot-tall bronze statue commemorating the people and work done at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base during World War II. This facility, the nation’s first amphibious training facility, was active from 1942 to 1945 and its effect on the area continues to be felt today. 

 

The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir has 4 choral groups and 2 orchestras, including a Youth Symphonic Orchestra with strings, woodwind, brass and percussion sections. Young musicians who enjoy challenging repertoire and would like to be part of this exciting musical adventure should apply for an audition. Current members range in age from 8 to 20. Auditions will be held during January and February in preparation for a huge Spring concert. More information, and the application form, can be found on the SMYOC website at www.smyoc.org.

 

Aid Our Veterans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to help homeless and out of work veterans of our military service, currently in the Mid-Atlantic area of the country. We supply hot meals, clothes, blankets, tents, and other supplies to those who are on the streets, until they are ready to seek help for themselves. We find work and place Veterans in need in those jobs. We offer training programs and workshops. We have a thrift store, donation center, and office at our Annapolis location offering a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults. We also attend many local events and need volunteers at our information and fundraising booths at such events. Volunteers have flexibility in scheduling service and any amount of time is appreciated. Veterans and their families are also encouraged to volunteer. For more information and to volunteer, contact Stephanie Smith at aovannapolis@gmail.com or 443.852.3955; see website at: www.aidourveterans.org/.

 

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Veteran Critical Repair Program is designed to repair homes for military veterans and their families. The program will assist with repairs identified in Habitat’s Critical Home Repair guidelines that may vary from roof repair and structural wall repairs to installing wheel chair ramps and remodeling bathrooms to be easily used by veterans with disabilities. If you would like to donate or volunteer for veteran programs please call Laurie at 301-863-6227 or email laurie@patuxenthabitat.org for more information.

 

Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic seeks wish-granting volunteers! Work in teams of two to meet with wish families, help children discover their most heartfelt wish, and enhance the wish experience.  This is a long term volunteer opportunity.  Must be 21 years of age; application process, cleared background check and training class are required. For more information on how to get involved, please call 410-453-9430 or email volunteer@midatlantic.wish.org.

 

The St. Mary’s County Health Department offers a FREE Overdose Response Program training to community members who may be able to save the life of someone experiencing an overdose from heroin or other opioids. Participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, the importance of calling 9-1-1 in medical emergencies, as well as how to administer naloxone (Narcan®) and care for someone until emergency help arrives. This training has already helped save many lives in our community!  New classes have been scheduled for January and February. Visit www.smchd.org/overdose or call the St. Mary's County Health Department at 301-475-4330 for more information or to register. 

 

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc., is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, animal welfare organization established in 1989 to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education and outreach. Farm volunteers are needed to assist in feeding, grooming & caring for the horses, mucking stalls & paddocks and doing general barn chores and clean-up. Additional opportunities include: farm maintenance, administrative/clerical, fundraising, grant writing, special events, IT and education. For more information and to volunteer contact Carrie Alden at volunteer@defhr.org or 301-854-5037. See website at: www.defhr.org.

 

Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles are needed to assist Hospice of the Chesapeake patients and staff in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties during inclement weather conditions. For additional information or to volunteer, please call our Volunteer Department at 443-837-1508 or toll free 800-745-6132 or email joinus@hospicechesapeake.org. Caring for life throughout the journey with illness and loss is the mission of Hospice of the Chesapeake.  For more information, please visit www.hospicechesapeake.org

 

The public can now view a virtual tour of the new Leonardtown Library concept on the St. Mary’s County Library website: www.stmalib.org . To access the virtual tour directly, go to www.stmalib.org/new-library-for-st-marys-county. The tour will be enhanced as the library moves from concept into construction diagram, but for now this provides a nice overview of the space.

 
Partners In Care, a private non-profit, needs volunteers to drive older members of the community to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other necessary errands.  Volunteers also provide help with our office work, light honey-do repairs in the home and neighborly assistance such as reading and writing, friendly visits, and help in our Upscale-Resale Boutique. We offer a unique culture of service exchange where neighbors help each other and in return ask for assistance when the need arises. Monthly orientation sessions are offered.  Visit our website www.partnersincare.org or email kevinengler@partnersincare.org or call 410-544-4800.

 

Do you live in the Tri-County Area of Southern Maryland? If Yes!! Then this message is for you. The Charles County Department of Social Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services and St Mary’s County Department of Social Services are looking for individuals like you to become foster parents to children in the tri-county area. Foster parents offer temporary/short-term care and supportive services to children who are unable to live at home due to abusive and/or neglectful situations. Each Local Department of Social Service (DSS) depends on foster parents to carry out the day-to-day parenting for these children by opening their homes and providing emotional wellness and enrichment activities until they can either return safely to their own homes or until the children are adopted. Each local Department of Social Service will provide the training and resources you need to be a successful foster parent.  For more information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the Tri-County Recruiter at 301-392-6727 or via email at cclarke@maryland.gov. Remember, we are counting on you Southern Maryland to help the children in your county.

 

The Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park honors America’s Heroes. Located at 11000 Crain Highway in Newburg Maryland. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m.  and for special Events. The Museum features compelling and exciting exhibits galleries depicting events from all major wars, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Exclusive displays highlighting little known details of U.S. military life reveal a side of history seldom seen or understood. For more information call 301-932-1900 or visit www.MDvets.cc.

 

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/.

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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