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March 24th Events

Chopticon High School’s Bravehouse Productions in conjunction with Margaret Brent Middle School’s Panther Productions will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Thursday March 23, Friday March 24, Saturday March 25.  Evening performances begin at 6pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday, March 25 at 12noon.  Tickets are $6 for students, and $12 for adults.  To purchase tickets, visit ChopticonTheatre.org.

 

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!

 

The Charlotte Hall & Leonardtown Rotary Clubs will host their 4th Annual Spring Basket Bingo on Sunday, March 26th at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m..  Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the 2017 BECA High School Scholarship Program, grants and local projects for the community. For reservations for six or more players, or to be included in the free drawing for the 2017 Easter Basket, please call Shirley at 240-298-3885.

March 25th Events

What’s your favorite tune?  The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach will host a MOTOWN Night on Saturday March 25th beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas.  Tickets available at the door.  Public warmly welcomed.  For information call (301)855-6466.  http://www.ALPost206.org.

 

Celebrate Maryland's 383rd anniversary on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the city where it all began, Historic St. Mary's City.  There will be a gathering on the lawn of the Reconstructed State House of 1676 with a ceremony at 1 p.m. Admission is free in honor of the day.  For information, contact 240-895-4990 or info@hsmcdigshistory.org.  All sites are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start your visit at the HSMC Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom Lane).  

 

The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association will be holding its annual mulch sale on Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th, from 8 AM - 4 PM, at the Golden Beach Fire House located at 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  We will be selling 3 cu. ft. bags of shredded hardwood mulch for $4/bag.  We offer free local delivery, if you order 20 or more bags.  Orders must be received and paid for by March 17th, to guarantee delivery on March 25th.  To order call 301-884-5478 or 301-884-8432.

 

In celebration of National Agriculture Week, the Calvert County Farm Bureau will hold its third annual Farm to Table Breakfast on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 7:00am to 10:30am at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick. The breakfast includes locally sourced foods and an indoor farmers market. Tickets are $12 at the door and children 6 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Calvert County Farm Bureau college scholarship program. More information available at calvertfarmbureau.com

March 26th Events

Come have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny  on Sunday March 26th from 10am to 1pm at Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. located at 13150 H. G. Trueman Rd. Come have breakfast and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Breakfast by donations. Call Willie at 443-684-4930 for more information.

March 29th Events

The Charles County Public Library will host the first of a series of Community Conversations on March 29, 2017 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Waldorf West Branch and is open to the public and suitable for all ages. The conversation will be about the United Way’s recent ALICE Report. United Way’s across the country released a report in 2016 that provided a comprehensive look at the extent of financial need of communities in 15 states.  The result is that ALICE is rapidly becoming part of the common vernacular, appearing in grant applications, in the media, and in public forums discussing financial hardship in communities across the country. Come Meet ALICE March 29, 2017 6-7 p.m. Waldorf West Branch Library at 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf.

 

The Civil Air Patrol will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, March 29th, at the Walter Francis Duke Terminal Building, at St. Mary's County Regional Airport, from 7 to 9 PM. Civil Air Patrol cadets can pursue flight training, build survival skills, explore careers in aviation, and learn leadership. Students must be in the sixth grade or higher to join the cadet program, but all are welcome to attend the Open House. You can find out more about the St. Mary's County Civil Air Patrol at their website, http://www.capstmarys.org.

 

 

March 30th Events

Chopticon High School is hosting the 2017 College Knowledge Night to be held at Chopticon High School Thursday, March 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. This invitation is extended to all middle and high school students. This is a free event. There will be a Spring College Fair with over 47 colleges, universities, technical schools, and military recruiters. Formal informational workshops will also be offered in areas of high school course selection, applying to college and the college admission process, the college admission essay, Advanced Placement, Financial Aid and FAFSA, transferring from a 2 to a 4 year college/university, NCAA Clearinghouse and athletic recruitment, and SAT/ACT tests. Chopticon High School takes pride and pleasure in offering this forum in which students can become more familiar with the educational and cultural opportunities available to them. For more information, contact Christine White, College & Career Readiness Liaison at 301-475-0215, ext. 38139 or cmwhite@smcps.org.

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 Oakville Elementary School PTA will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday April 1st from 7:00 a.m. to noon in the fron parking lot of the school. Come by for a morning out with the family and check out all the incredible buys.

 

Head on out to the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds on Saturday April 1st for a family fun event complete with egg hunts for each age group, carnival rides, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny and so much more! Proceeds raised at this event are contributed to the Recreation & Parks scholarship fund which provides discounted recreational opportunities for local families in need. Bring the entire family to enjoy a fun filled afternoon! Rain or shine. Entrance Fee:  $5.00 per participant - includes egg hunt and 1 photo with the Easter Bunny. For more information call 301-475-4200 ext. *1803 or email kyle.kebaugh@stmarysmd.com

 

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/.
 

Join family and friends at Sotterley Plantation for their 5K Trail Run on Saturday April 1st. 5K registration is online only and can be completed through sotterley.org. Entries submitted before March 17th are guaranteed a spot and a t-shirt. Adults (19+) are $35. Students (ages 10-18) are $20. Children (9 and under) are free! Check-in begins at 8:30 am and the race begins at 9:30 am. Bathroom facilities and light refreshments will be provided after the race. All proceeds benefit Sotterley’s critical educational programming. You can also join us in this new important community outreach by: Becoming an event sponsor! Showcase your company by assembling your colleagues and becoming a Team Sponsor. Call the office at 301-373-2280 for more information!

 

Join Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and their Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday April 1st on the Three Notch Trail at John Baggett Park in Mechanicsville. Register on the day of the event at 8:00 a.m. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. If you register by March 15th - $35. $40 after the 15th. For more information or to register visit www.patuxenthabitat.org or call 301-863-6227 ext 19. All proceeds benefit the Veteran Critical Home Repair Program. 

 

There will be a grocery Auction on Saturday, April 1st at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire EMS Department in Hughesville. The auction starts at 5:00 p.m. and the doors will open at 4 p.m.  Items will be offered and available in small lots and/or large lots—buy as little or as much as you like. There will be some great deals! For more information contact: Hughesville Volunteer Fire/EMS Department Thomas Hoffman 301-643-7798, 301-274-4488.

 

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation will be hosting the St. Charles Running Festival at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf on Saturday April 1st starting at 8 am. Get a team together from work or bring the whole family out. There will be a 5K, 10 Miler, and Kids Hero Fun Run and Super Hero party. This all makes for an exciting and healthy family fun day! Proceeds will benefit enhancements to the Emergency Department at the hospital. Sign up today at charlesregional.org/run and support your local hospital!

 

Greenview Knolls Elementary School PTA is having a Brown Bag Auction on April 1, 2017! Viewing and item selections will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. sharp, and the person or designees name on the ticket must be present to collect the prize won.  Food will be available to purchase onsite, as well as vendor/craft shops to browse while you’re waiting for the drawing to begin.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Ticket prices: $1 = 1 ticket, $5 = 6 tickets, $10 = 14 tickets, $20 = 30 tickets.

 

 

April 2nd Events

The American Legion Bluegrass series continues on Sunday April 2 at the American Legion Post 238 on the corner of MD Rt. 381 & MD RT. 231 in Hughesville, MD. Tickets are $15.00 per person. All shows begin at 2:00 pm with the doors opening at Noon.  Fried chicken or pulled pork platters to include Cole slaw & French fries will INDEFIENTLY be the food of choice at the remaining shows provided by the Sons of the American Legion.  Although it is not a requirement, you are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland. For more information, tickets, and directions, go to www.americanlegionbluegrass.com or call 301-737-3004. 

 

There will be an All You Can Eat Shrimp Feast sponsored by the American Legion Riders and the Auxiliary from Post 82 in La Plata. All proceeds go towards American Legion Charity Programs. This feast is open to the public. It all happens Sunday, April 2nd from 2 - 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 82 in La Plata. PRE-SALE TICKETS:  (Can be purchased at the American Legion Post 82 Members Bar until Friday, March 24, 2017) $20/PERSON – AGES 11 AND OLDER. $10/CHILD – AGES 6- 10. FREE – CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT DOOR DAY OF EVENT - $25 FOR AGES 11 AND OLDER.  CHILDREN PRICES REMAIN THE SAME.

April 3rd Events
On Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Coalition will hold an open community meeting at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center on Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.  For more information, contact CalvertKids@Outlook.com. The speaker for our April 3rd meeting will be Sandy Wobbleton, Director of Public Transportation for Calvert County.
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.  

 

 The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you all to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8th from 8am-11am. We are serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera and get a picture with the Easter Bunny! Admission by donation. Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad 755 Solomons Island Road, South Prince Frederick, MD 20678 410.535.9836 www.pfvrs.org Facebook.com/PFVRS 

 

Calvert Animal Welfare League would like to invite the public to its spring open house on Apr 8, 2017 11;00am-3:00pm. Join us for Pet photos, craft vendors, Easter egg hunt, meet our pets, and more family fun. The event will take place at 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd in Prince Frederick. For more information you may call (410) 535-9300.

 

On April 8th and 9th, 2017 The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, a 501(c)3, will present their annual Pops Concert.  This year the concert will be “If We Could Sing to the Animals” and will be a “menagerie” of songs that reference animals or are from films or shows about animals. “Baby Elephant Walk”, the theme from “The Pink Panther”, medleys from “Cats” and “The Lion King” along with many other well- known songs.  This concert will be held at the Port Tobacco Players Theater in La Plata Maryland (508 Charles Street).  This concert will be a fund raiser for the Charles County Humane Society with a portion of each ticket sale being donated to that organization.  Performance on the 8th will be at 7:30 and on the 9th at 3:30. Tickets are $15. $12 students, seniors, and military. http://www.chesapeakechoral.com, info@chesapeakechoral.com, 301-642-0594 Find us on Facebook

 

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad will be hosting a Food Truck Corral on April 8th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mechanicsville Elementary School. There will be entertainment and tours of emergency vehicles. Bring the whole family out for an afternoon of food, entertainment and fun. 

 

April​ 8th​-​Yard Sale by ​North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (NBVFDA)​​ from 8:00-12:00​ ​noon ​​at North Beach VFD ​every second Saturday of the month through October​​. Repeat dates are 5/​13​,​ ​6/10,7/8, 8/12, 9/9, and 10/14​.​ 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​ after 5:00 pm ​ at 410-231-1775. 
 
Come out and join Charles County Youth League for its Opening Day on April 8th at 8:00 AM at Laurel Springs Park in La Plata.  We will be featuring our players in our Opening Day Parade, and beginning at 11:00 AM, nearly every field will feature games.  Families can enjoy great food from our concession stand, cool off Italian Ice, enjoy meeting celebrity characters from around the county, have fun in inflatables, have your face painted, and more!  CCYL is celebrating its fifteenth season as a premier youth league for baseball, softball, and tee ball for Charles County.
 
SATURDAY APRIL 8 -COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the American Legion Country Dance in the Upper Level Ballroom at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East 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.   For information call (410)257-9878 http://www.ALpost206.org   Reservations at LBloyer@verizon.net
 
April 9th Events

Visit the Lexington Park Arts Park for the cherry blossom Festival on Sunday April 9th from 11 am - 4 pm. Stroll among blooming cherry trees, get a taste of disc golf and indulge your creativity. Bring your dog - in costume - and enter the dog parade at noon. Fun for the whole family! Admission is free. For more information visit stmaryscdc.org or call 301-863-7700.

 

Easter and Mother’s Day Craft Show at Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. on Sunday April 9th  from 10am to 4pm. Located at 13150 H. G. Trueman Rd.  We are looking for crafters to rent a space or table for $20.00 each. If you are interested in renting please call Willie at 443-684-4930 for information.  Doors open at 8 for crafters to set up.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting a 'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny' on Sunday, April 9th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the firehouse in Avenue, MD. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, scrambled eggs, baked apple dessert, coffee, milk and juice. There will be a 50/50 raffle. The cost will be $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors, $3.00 for children from 4-12 years, and free for children under  3 years of age.  Carry outs will be available. Don't Forget your camera!

 

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Spring Craft Show on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission and parking are free. There are over 90 Craft Vendors from all over MD and some from VA. There will be a variety of hand made merchandise available from floral decorations, ceramics, pottery, glass and more. Of course there will be jelly, jerky, dips, cupcakes and much more. The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling stuffed ham by the pound as well as stuffed ham and chicken salad sandwiches plus many other food items. There will be a dining area to sit and rest. All proceeds from the Craft Show will benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.  Come have a great time !!

 

Come shop the Coastal Arts Market and support the local artists and crafters of Southern Md.  The Coastal Arts market is now located at the beautiful Leonardtown Wharf opening  April 8th,  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  You'll find handcrafted items at affordable prices made by some of Southern Maryland's best local artists and craftsmen. If you would like to participate in the market spaces are available, for more info go to coastalartsmarket.com and like them on Facebook.

April 11th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar on Understanding Advance Directives on April 11, 2017 from 12 – 1:30 pm at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Classroom 2. Presenter Paul Ballard, Maryland Assistant Attorney General, will present information on Advance Directives and important planning for end-of-life. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 11– FAMILY NIGHT DINNER: SHEPHERD’S PIE. Join us for an informal dinner with all the trimmings 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.  Call for more information (410)257-9878.   http://www.ALpost206.org

April 12th Events

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 between April 12 and May 1, 2017. The online fundraiser features over 115 auction items including items that would make fabulous gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  Portrait packages, theater tickets, wine tastings, autographed sports items, hotel getaways, retail and dining gift certificates and more will be available for bidding until Monday, May 1, 2017 at www.CAIAuction.com. 

April 13th Events

The 6th Annual Forget Me Not Brunch and Silent Auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association  will be held at 21890 Society Hill Road in Leonardtown on Sunday, August 13 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Tickets for the brunch may be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25.  For more information, you can call 240-298-3122 or e-mail alzbrunch@gmail.com.

April 14th Events

4th Annual Golf tournament on Friday April 14th at Chesapeake Hills Golf course in Lusby. Proceeds help to support the Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. They are looking for Hole Sponsors and Golfers. If you are interested in Golfing cost to play is $70.00 if pre-registered by April 1st and &75.00 if registered after that. Price includes food and beverage. If you are interested in being a Hole Sponsor or playing please call Willie at 443-684-4930 or you can go online at golf@svrsfd.org and register. 

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be sponsoring a “Shrimp & Fries” Dinner on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Firehouse in Avenue, MD, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The menu will include:  Fried Shrimp, Fries, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Dessert, Tea and Coffee.  The cost will be $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under.  The children’s meal will have 4 fried shrimp, and the adult’s meal will have 8 fried shrimp.  Carry outs will be available.  The Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy a delicious shrimp dinner with family and friends.

 

FRIDAY APRIL 14 – LASAGNA DINNER - Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Hosted by the Sons of American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, salad and beverage for $12.   Public invited.  Call for more information 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org

April 18th Events

TUESDAY APRIL 18 – STEAK DINNER.  Particular about your Steak? At the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, you order it directly from the Grill-Master and you get what you order.  Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the modest $15.00 price tag includes sides, salad, beverage, and roll.  Public welcome.  For information call 410-257-9878.   http://www.ALpost206.org

April 21st Events

Lackey High School presents "In the Heights." Performances are April 21st and April 22nd at 6:30 p.m and April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $7 for Seniors, Students, and Military.

 

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue (FHHR) will be taking part in the national celebration of ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Help A Horse Day on April 21-26 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, FHHR will host several events, classes and programs.  Our theme will be ABCDEF: A Bonding Connection-Developing Equines and Families. This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

 

Calvert Hospice announces the 4th annual Culinary Event on Friday, April 21st. Held at a local vineyard in Prince Frederick, the Culinary Event offers an evening of delicious food paired with local wines, live entertainment from NightLife, and creative opportunities to support Calvert Hospice. For more information call 410-535-0892. To purchase tickets or sponsorships,  visit our website at www.calverthospice.org.

 

FRIDAYAPRIL 21 – KARAOKE AT THE LEGION.  Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org

April 22nd Events

Lackey High School presents "In the Heights." Performances are April 21st and April 22nd at 6:30 p.m and April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $7 for Seniors, Students, and Military.

 

It's the Heroes for Hospice 5K Run/Walk on April 22nd at Blue Crabs Stadium on St. Linus Drive in Waldorf. Hospice of Charles County has partnered with the Charles County Sheriff's Office to bring you this great event. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the race begins at 9:00 a.m. For questions or to register visit www.hospiceofcharlescounty.org/fundraiser/ 

 

The 5th Annual Bay-CSS 10k/5k Walk, Run & Roll will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at beautiful Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, MD to benefit people with disabilities in Maryland. This is a fun event for the whole family and for every fitness level. To learn more or to register for the event, please visit: https://www.baycss.org/walk.html.
For more information and to register visit: www.baycss.org/walk.html
Contact: Brandy Blackstone, (301) 863-8870, ext. 322 or blackstoneb@baycss.org
 
The Run For Heroes 5K presented by the Greater Waldorf Jaycees is here to raise awareness and funds to support local veterans in their fight against PTSD and suicide. Everyday, twenty-two veterans take their lives as a result of their traumatic experiences but with your help, we can race to reduce post deployment suffering and suicide. Profits will go to Warfighter Advance, a non-profit organization that promotes the reintegration of warfighters in a non-medical context. Every runner signed up will do his/her part in helping to send one of these amazing heroes to the program at Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy to learn coping mechanisms, confidence building and group support all at no cost to them. Join us on April 22, 2017 - registration at 8:00 a.m. / race starts at 9:22 a.m. Parking and after event activities will occur at the Village Green in Indian Head, Maryland. The race will begin at the Village Green and go along the Indian Head Rail Trail.
 
There will be an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner at the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department in Valley Lee on April 22nd, Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 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: Spaghetti w/sauce or Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Green beans w/bacon, Garden Salad, Bread & Butter.
April 23rd Events

Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will be sponsoring an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, April 23rd, 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, at the KC Hall In Ridge, corner of Rts. 5 and 235.  Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, home fries, fried apples, coffee, tea & juice.  $10 per person, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for children under 6, $10 for carryout.

April 25th Events

TUESDAY APRIL 25 – FAMILY DINNER: Picnic!.  Bring the Kids!  The American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 will host a Family Dinner consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, Cole slaw, and baked beans Dinner ($10) will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Dining Room at the Post 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260.  Public Welcome.  For information, call 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org

April 27th Events
Westlake High School presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" April 27th, 28th, and 29th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8 for Adults, $7 for Senior Citizens, and $6 for Students.
 
La Plata High School presents "Legally Blonde, the Musical" on April 27th at 6:30 pm, April 28th at 6:30 pm, and April 29th at 2:30 and 6:30 pm.
 
Calling all Golfers – The VFW Auxiliary Post 2632 is hosting a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on April 27th at Cedar Point Golf Course, Patuxent River, MD. All proceeds from the event will raise funds for the McVet’s organization (www.mcvet.org) .
The tournament is limited to 30- four man teams. Singles will be paired with other teams to create a 4-person team. Early Bird Registration begins today through April 13th and is $75 per person or $300 per team. Regular Registration is April 14-25 and is $350 per team; so gather your team and get registered during our early bird registration and save $50 per team! Raffles, Silent Auction and prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Breakfast and Lunch included. Contact Wayne LaFleur at Auxiliaryvfw2632@gmail.com or call 240-431-3086. Drop by the Post with your registration check or mail to VFW Post 2632, Attn: Auxiliary Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 86, California, MD 20619.
April 28th Events
Do you want to help people find a better way to resolve their conflicts? Have you ever considered becoming a mediator? Applications are now being accepted from individuals interested in participating in a 40 hour training course held by Community Mediation of St. Mary’s County and the Community Mediation Center of Calvert. Session dates are April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7. Mediators help participants identify issues, express their ideas, listen to the other person/s and generate their own resolution. Mediators are non-judgmental, do not take sides or tell participants what to do. If you are interested in committing your time to serve as a skilled volunteer or if you would like information about mediation services, please contact us:
Calvert County residents call 443-295-7456 or visit www.calvert-mediation.org. 
St. Mary’s County residents call 301-475-9118 or visit www.CommunityMediationSMC.org. 
 
FRIDAY APRIL 28 – BUILD YOUR OWN TACO DINNER – Join us for this unforgettable dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Come to the lower level dining room.  Cost is $12 including beverage.  The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to 410-257-9878   Public Welcome.  http://www.ALpost206.org
April 29th Events

Saturday, April 29th John Hanson PTSO is having a Vendor/Craft Show from 9am to 1pm at the school located at 3165 John Hanson Drive in Waldorf.  Get Mom a gift for Mother’s Day, find that special something for a grad or simply treat yourself!!!  Shop with over 30 vendors who will be on site!  All money raised from this event will be used to purchase a school sign.  The PTSO will also have concessions available to purchase. Door prizes will be raffled off frequently throughout the day for all customers who attend.  Everyone will get a ticket just for walking through the door.  Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

May 7th Events

The East Coast Drifters' Spring Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road.  Hours are from 9:00 to 3:00.  Rain date is Sunday, May 21.  The show is open to all cars 1989 and older.  Pre-registration until April 30 is $15; registration at the gate is $20; admission for spectators is $3.  NSRA Safety Inspection is available to show entrants.  Limited vendor space is available.  Food and drink are available from the Moose Lodge.  Pre-registration checks should be made payable to "East Coast Drifters" and sent to 12950 Leman Lane, Waldorf, MD 20601.  For additional information, call Arnold @ 301-283-2829 or Larry @ 240-412-0531.

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.

 

Come enjoy a day of fishing and fun at St. Mary's River State Park! The Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is a great way for children to learn how to fish and have a blast in the outdoors. This is a "catch and release" event that is free to participants. This event is for children fifteen and under. There will be food and beverages provided along with prizes prizes based on the fish that they catch. The event will be held at St. Mary's River State Park on May 13th from 8:30-12:30. The children will need to be accompanied by an adult. To register for the even or if you have any questions please call 301-872-5688.

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 19th Events

Jailhouse Rockers Inc will be having a golf tournament to raise funds for the American Cancer Society on Friday May 19th. The tourney will take place at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. Registration  will beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $100 per player and that price includes lunch and food at the turns. For more information contact Susan at 410-535-4300 ext. 8923.

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.

 

Foundation 4 Heroes will have their first annual Day 4 Heroes event on May 20th at the 5 Event South in Callaway. The event will take place from noon until 4 p.m.  There will be a superhero costume contest for the kids, moon bounces, vendors with food, drinks, crafts and more. Plus heroes from the community will be recognized. For more information visit http://f4heroes.com or call 1.844.F4Heroes 
(1.844.344.3763)
June 3rd Events

The Calvert Animal Welfare League is a non profit, no kill of adoptable pets, 100% volunteer run animal shelter located in Calvert County.  They are inviting the community to join us for our annual Bark B Que vendor and family fun day on Saturday June 3rd from 11am-3pm at Calvert Animal Welfare League at 1040 N Prince Frederick Blvd, Prince Frederick  . There will be food, games, music, vendors, and pet exhibits!

June 26th Events
Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E, a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Register your child NOW for the 10th Annual St. Mary’s County CAMP D.A.R.E. program, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with St. Mary’s County Public Schools. The camp will take place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., from June 26 - 30, 2017, at Leonardtown High School. Morning snacks, plus lunch, will be provided each day. Space is limited to 100 student participants, on a first come, first served basis. Students must be residents of St. Mary’s County. Transportation to and from the camp each day is the responsibility of each parent/guardian. Students must be signed in and out each day by an adult. Proper identification will be required. To secure a spot at CAMP D.A.R.E., visit www.firstsheriff.com for an application. Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed, to the following address and postmarked by June 2, 2017:
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Attention: Cpl. Angela M. Delozier
23150 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
For more information about CAMP D.A.R.E., contact Corporal Angela Delozier at Angela.Delozier@stmarysmd.com or call 301-475-4200, ext. 9094.
Various Events With Ongoing Dates

Summers are full of creativity, discovery and growth for children at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. With weeklong, full-day camps from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m and half-day camps from 9:30-11:30a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.; children ages 4 to 18 can enjoy a summer that’s active, fun, and stimulating. The camps run June 19 through Aug. 25, 2017, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an extended day option available from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is now open. Camp offerings, descriptions and a full schedule can be found at www.annmariegarden.org

 

North Beach Fire Department​ will have Bingo every Tuesday​ - Admission is $8.00 Per person. Doors open at 5:00 and Bingo starts at 7:30. Food and drink will be available for purchase. ​The ​NBVFD Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside  Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.​ ​For more information, contact Firehouse at 301-855-0520​ or ​www.northbeachfire.com/​.

 

 

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking healthcare professionals and community members to participate in focus groups about healthcare in St. Mary’s County. Community members will receive a $25 Walmart gift card for participating. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the St. Mary’s County Health Department at 301-475-4323 for more information. 

 

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/

 

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. 

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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