September 21st Event
 
The American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville will have a POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony Followed by a Steak Dinner on Friday September 21st from 5-7:30 p.m. Located at 6265 Brandywine Rd Hughesville, Md
 
A 50th reunion is being planned for the 1969 Class of La Plata High School.  Plans have been made for a 2-day event on Saturday; September 21, 2019 and Sunday; September 22, 2019 weekend. An evening affair (semi formal) will be held at the American Legion in LaPlata, MD on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A family cookout will be held the following day at the F.O.P. Lodge 24,Rosewick Rd, LaPlata, MD on the Sunday, September 22, 2019. Contact Charles Wilkerson - Chaspee@aol.com about face book's 1969 classmates for him to accept you as a friend. He will place you in contact with other LPHS classmates. If anyone would like to help with the arrangement's we would greatly appreciate it. LPHS1969@gmail.com or you can follow us on Facebook at 69 Place https://www.facebook.com/groups/843036175797046/
 
Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/
 
On September 21, 2018, the Greater Waldorf Jaycees will host a charity dinner, dance and silent auction in support of Wreaths Across America and specifically, Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. The event will take place from 6 pm - 11 pm at the Jaycees Building. Currently, Cheltenham conducts more than 825 burials each year and is the final resting place for over 23,000 Maryland veterans. The Greater Waldorf Jaycees has been supporting Wreaths Across America since 2016 increasing our contribution each year with the ultimate goal of ensuring every veteran’s grave is covered by a wreath. Our event in September will be our largest fundraiser of the year and will be held at The Greater Waldorf Jaycees hall at 3090 Crain Hwy in Waldorf, Maryland. Headlined by the Fabulous Hubcaps, tickets are currently available to the general public with all proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and silent auction purchases to go directly towards acquiring wreaths for this cause. Tickets $60/ea; Purchase at www.greaterwaldorfjaycees.com Sponsorship opportunities are still currently available. If interested, please email Gina at waldorfjayceespresident@gmail.com
 
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2018! They are challenging fans to pledge for every touchdown they score between September 7th-28th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation:
Please go to: https://pledgeit.org/preview/5b4f9aaaee67ad1cc8ca635b. facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball
twitter: @chopfootball Email: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com
 
The St. Mary's County Elks Lodge #2092 invites you to experience the Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos, Friday, September 21st, from 8:30pm to midnight.  Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the Lodge located at 45779 Fire Department Lane in California, MD.  For more information please call 301-863-7800.
 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21 CHICKEN OR BEEF FAJITAS DINNER. - Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Presented by the American Legion Auxiliary 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 and beverage for $12. Public cordially invited. Call for more information 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org
 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 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 charges. 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

 

September 22nd Events

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 22 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Southern Maryland! The Walk will take place at Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.  Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/SouthernMaryland. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.Can’t join us on September 22? Find a Walk near you at alz.org/walk. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! ?For more information, c ontact ?  ?L? aKeysha Boyd-Moore  ?at  240.518.8496  or  lmoore1@alz.org 

 

A 50th reunion is being planned for the 1969 Class of La Plata High School.  Plans have been made for a 2-day event on Saturday; September 21, 2019 and Sunday; September 22, 2019 weekend. An evening affair (semi formal) will be held at the American Legion in LaPlata, MD on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A family cookout will be held the following day at the F.O.P. Lodge 24,Rosewick Rd, LaPlata, MD on the Sunday, September 22, 2019. Contact Charles Wilkerson - Chaspee@aol.com about face book's 1969 classmates for him to accept you as a friend. He will place you in contact with other LPHS classmates. If anyone would like to help with the arrangement's we would greatly appreciate it. LPHS1969@gmail.com or you can follow us on Facebook at 69 Place https://www.facebook.com/groups/843036175797046/
 
The 13th Annual Poker Run to benefit the Burnett Calvert Hospice House has been rescheduled for September 22, 2018 due to storms on June 9. Registration is from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at a sports bar in Lusby. The run begins at noon, and the after party begins at 4 pm, featuring live auction, food, music, door prizes, and more! For details or to help, contact Chris Bowen at 443-532-8343 or Heather Scott at 410-610-8363 or email calvertpokerrun@yahoo.com. 
 
The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Station 3 will have a Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday September 22nd from 10 am - 3pm. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. For more information and an Application please contact Jan Saunders at 301-848-2700 or ems3ico@waldorffvfd.com
 
Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation will have its Runner Dan Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 8 am on September 22nd at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf. Daniel McPherson, or “Runner Dan” to many who knew him, lost his battle with cancer in October of 2016. Help us honor his battle and pledge your support in the fight against cancer at the inaugural Runner Dan Memorial 5k Run/Walk. This is your chance to help provide even more vital medical technology for both UM Medical Center and UM Charles Regional Medical Center, as a portion of the proceeds from this event with directly benefit the hospitals’ foundations. Visit bit.ly/RunnerDan1 to register today!
 
 The Mechanicsville Optimist Club will be teaming up with the new Hollywood-Leonardtown Optimist Club in hosting a yard sale on Saturday, September 22nd, starting at 7:00am. This will be held at the Mechanicsville Lion's Club Pavilion. They will also be selling breakfast sandwiches, and the Octagon Club of Mechanicsville (our high school Optimist Club) will be selling water and soda. Please come and show your support for those who dedicate their time in helping the youth of our community.
 
The Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department presents the 2018 Cash Bash on Saturday September 22nd. The event takes place from 1-6pm with a $10,000 grand prize. Doors open at noon. for more information and tickets visit www.dunkirk5.com or on facebook at dvfdcashbash. 
 
St. Clement's Island Museum in Colton's Point, MD and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park in Piney Point, MD will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10AM until 5PM as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before. Museum Day tickets will be available for download at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue of their choice on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address and tickets may only be used at one location. Additional guests not included in the Museum Day ticketing will be charged regular admission rates. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/search. For more information about Museum Day Live, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
 
Check out the 9th Annual Showcase of Bands hosted by Chopticon High School on Saturday September 22nd. You will have a chance to witness the pageantry of marching arts which represents countless hours of dedication to excellence and perseverance by students from 9 local high schools as they compete on the field. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Student discounts are available. Questions? Contact Robin Girard at rsgirard@smcps.org
 
The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary is hosting a Quarter Auction on September 22, Doors open at 5pm. Auction begins at 6pm. Paddles are $3 each or 2 paddles for $5. Reserve your seat with paypal and receive 1 free paddle. Paypal account is auxiliary@phvfd.com. Vendors will also be on site. For more information or to make reservations please contact Darlene Sampson at 301-751-7475 or Beth Thompson at 240-475-5640
 
The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions will have an oral history workshop and Meet the Author reception on Saturday September 22nd at the United Stated Colored Troops Interpretive Center at John Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. 9:30 – 11:30 A.M. Oral History Workshop: Learn new levels of listening to yourself and others and develop interviewing skills to record life stories. The workshop will be led by Carrie and Michael Klein, who have been described by former workshop participants as "Eye-opening, provoking, educational, and inspirational teachers”  11:30 – 12:30 P.M. A “Meet the Author” Reception will follow the Oral History Workshop. Long-time UCAC member Merideth Taylor will talk about her recently published book, Listening In: Echoes and Artifacts from Maryland’s Mother County. Books will be available for purchase. A light brunch will be served. The public is welcome to attend either event or both events at no cost. For more information contact Clarissa at (240) 216-7286.
 
Join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration of Artsfest at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center on Dowell Road in Solomons!  It all happens Saturday September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd. 10 - 5 both days. Artsfest is a spectacular celebration of the visual and performing arts - and is the only festival of its kind in the region!  You'll find more than 160 artist booths, 30 performers on three stages, activities for kids in the DiscoveryTent, Studio School, and the Zany Zone - along with great food, wine & beer, and much more! Enjoy shopping the artist booths, both inside and outside, where you will find unique jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, wood working, and more.  Visit www.annmariegarden.org for more information
September 23rd Events

Join the Charles County Chamber of Commerce on Sunday September 23rd at Weatherly Farm in Newburg for the Bounty of the County from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Farm and River to Table. A feast featuring local chefs and local dining selections. For more information or to register visit www.chamberbountyofthecounty.com 

 

 

September 25th Events
Worried about someone you love and substance use issues? The Maryland Coalition Of Families will have a free community event on Tuesday September 25th at 6:30 pm at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. Help stop the stigma around the disease of addiction. Join this free community event to listen, learn and take home resources that help you to better understand substance use issues and how to provide support to those you love. Don't miss this opportunity to: Connect to community resources, Learn about the brain and addiction; and the role of state legislation and law enforcement in recovery, Receive free overdose response training, including a NALAXONE kit. To RSVP, contact Amy Young at ayoung@mdcoalition.org or 410-913-9217. Learn more at mdcoalition.org/NoStigma
 
September 27th Events

Chapter 478 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will have a Special presentation at the Patuxent Naval Air Museum on September 27th starting at 6:00 pm. Lycoming’s Mr. Jeff Schans will present the care and maintenance of Lycoming engines. Pizza and drinks will be served from 6:00 - 6:30 PM. Free event — all are welcome. 

 

Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. Essentially, CASA volunteers “speak up” for these children in the court and child welfare systems, making sure they are safe and well-cared for, are getting the services they need, and are placed in a permanent, safe, nurturing home as quickly as possible. These children may also have health, learning, emotional, or psychological challenges, and need special services that the Court should be aware of via the CASA volunteer’s updates. “CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. We’ll train and supervise them to be effective voices in court,” says Tonya Kennerly, program manager for CASA of Southern Maryland. “Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. They are ordinary individuals who rise to the extraordinary by making a difference in the life of a child.” Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities should visit http://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland Training and Recruitment Specialist Jodie Taylor at jtaylor@center-for-children.org or 410-535-3047.

September 28th Events
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2018! They are challenging fans to pledge for every touchdown they score between September 7th-28th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation:
Please go to: https://pledgeit.org/preview/5b4f9aaaee67ad1cc8ca635b. facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball
twitter: @chopfootball Email: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com
 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28 –JUSTIN’S PULLED PORK & BRISKET Join us from 5:30 to 7 :00 p.m. at the Dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. For $12.00 a value that can’t be beat! Public cordially invited. Call for more information 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org
 
The non profit organization Dawkins Dreams will be having a dinner cruise on Friday September 28th a 6 p.m. Your boarding pass includes a two hour boat cruise, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and one drink ticket on a historic boat out of Solomons. For more information visit https://www.dawkinsdreams.com/
 
SMCR is an organization that provides programs and events for individuals with developmental differences. On September 28th, they will be holding a Joy Prom at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 5-8pm. This formal dinner and dance is open to all and is free. Registration by September 15th is required. For more information please visit somdcr.org.
September 29th Events
The Calvert County Commission for Women will hold an Open House at its ‘Dress for Success Clothes Closet’, on Saturday, September 29th from noon-3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street in Prince Frederick. Through its Clothes Closet Project, the CCCW provides free professional clothing for women entering or returning to the work force or for those who just need to boost their clothes for work. If women cannot make the Open House, they may call Commissioner Ariane Odom at 410-615-4221 or email at
Bishop7221@hotmail.com to make an appointment for another day. 

 

On September 29,  at 9 am at Father Andrew White S.J. School in Leonardtown, there will be a Walk for the Poor to help raise awareness of the poor and their needs. All money raised by this walk, stays in St. Mary’s County to help the county residents in need of a “helping hand”. That helping hand may come when an emergency happens that wipes out their savings. For some, the emergency circumstances maybe an unexpected illness or an accident directly impacting their ability to pay their monthly bills. They may need help with food, rent, electric, gas or water bills. Or they may need help with transportation or a gas card to get to a doctor’s appointment or to a job interview.  These may seem like minor things, but being unable to pay for anyone of these necessities in our lives could mean the difference between being homeless or being able to live in one’s own home.

 

The St. Vincent de Paul Society will have a walk for the poor through historic Leonardtown on September 29th starting at 9am at the Father Andrew White School. There will also be a live band, face painting, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and food provided. 

 

The Red Knights Motorcycle Club Maryland 4 will have a Toy Run to raise money to provide foster children in Calvert & St. Mary's County Christmas presents on September Saturday September 29th starting at the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department at 10 am.  They purchase Christmas presents for up to 80 kids. $20 for the driver & $10 for the rider or bring a new unwrapped toy for a discounted price. All vehicle types welcome. Lunch will be provided. 50/50 raffle. Silent/Chinese auction. For more information: rkmcmd4@yahoo.com

 

 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm

September 30th Events

The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will have a Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday September 30th at 2:00 pm at 911 Washington Ave in La Plata MD.   Reservations recommended.  Please call 301-653-0201 by September 28th.  All patrons must purchase an entry ticket at $25 which includes 1 book of games.  There will be raffles and concessions.  Come join the fun!  Proceeds to benefit the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  

 

Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad is having an all you can eat breakfast on September 30th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge. Featuring Pancakes, Scrambled eggs, creamed chip beef, sausage, bacon, home fries, fried apples, coffee, tea and juice

Entire Month of October
Breast Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Women. Thousands of men are diagnosed every year and so are their mothers, sisters and daughters. The American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink of Calvert County is a way to help save lives from Breast Cancer. By wearing pink, these men are raising awareness and funds with the American Cancer Society. To support or join them, go to www.realmenwearpinkacs.org/calvercountymd or call 1-800-227-2345.  MEET THE CALVERT COUNTY REAL MEN WEAR PINK PARTICIPANTS: Mike Benton, Town Council Member, North Beach, Bob Carpenter, President, Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, Mark Fisher, Delegate, Maryland General Assembly, Malcolm Funn, Board Member, Property Tax Assessment & Former Commissioner, Calvert County Planning Board, Mike Hart, Commissioner, Calvert County, Michael Kent, President, Calvert NAACP, Eric Marsh, Investigator, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Kelly McConky, VP, Calvert County Board of Education, Mark Odom, Homeland Security, E. Gregory Wells, 7th Circuit Court.
 
For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is one of their toughest challenges. The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers to provide rides to treatment for patients in your community in Southern Maryland. Through the simple gift of a lift in your car, you can help patients on their road to recovery. Volunteer to drive. Call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. Or go to cancer.org/drive.
 
October 2nd Events

The St. Mary’s County League of Women Voters, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Branch of the NAACP and St. Mary’s County Library, are sponsoring a Candidate Forum in preparation for the November 6, 2018 General Election. Due to the number of contested races, the forum will be held in two sessions: Tuesday, October 2nd, and Tuesday, October 16th. Both sessions will be at the Lexington Park Library from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The first session, Tuesday, October 2nd, will include candidates for Maryland State Senator District 29; and St. Mary’s County Commissioner President, County Commissioner District 1, Sheriff, and Judge of the Orphans’ Court. The second session, Tuesday, October 16th, will include candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 29A, District 29B, and District 29C; and St. Mary’s County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 3, and Clerk of the Circuit Court. The forum provides the opportunity to hear candidates discuss their qualifications for office and respond to your questions. All candidates, including those in uncontested races, have been invited to “meet and greet” in the library lobby from 5:00 to 5:30 pm on both dates. This nonpartisan event is free and open to the public.

 

Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. Essentially, CASA volunteers “speak up” for these children in the court and child welfare systems, making sure they are safe and well-cared for, are getting the services they need, and are placed in a permanent, safe, nurturing home as quickly as possible. These children may also have health, learning, emotional, or psychological challenges, and need special services that the Court should be aware of via the CASA volunteer’s updates. “CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. We’ll train and supervise them to be effective voices in court,” says Tonya Kennerly, program manager for CASA of Southern Maryland. “Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. They are ordinary individuals who rise to the extraordinary by making a difference in the life of a child.” Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities should visit http://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland Training and Recruitment Specialist Jodie Taylor at jtaylor@center-for-children.org or 410-535-3047.

October 5th Events

Quarters in! Paddles up! Join Calvert Animal Welfare League on Friday October 5, 2018 at the Dunkirk fire department for a quarter auction. Visit the Calvert Animal Welfare League website for directions and additional information. 

 

New Direction Community Theater is presenting the Broadway hit “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley on Fridays and Saturdays, October 5-6 and 12-13. Curtain time is 7 p.m. for the play, which will be presented at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at www.ndctheater.org. For more information, call 443-624-4484. “Crimes of the Heart” introduces us to the three Magrath sisters, who survive crisis after crisis in a small Mississippi town after an untimely death haunts the trio. Their love proves stronger than any familial tragedy as each woman confronts her past in ways that enable them to redefine their own identities as strong, independent women.

 

 

The Newtowne Players will present the suspense thriller “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott from October 5-21. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, wll seats ate $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Wait Until Dark: is a suspenseful thriller, set in 1960's New York. Susy is a newly blind woman whose husband brings home a doll from a business trip that, unbeknownst to him, holds something very valuable to some unsavory characters hell bent on getting it back. The play matches their criminal intentions against what should be a very vulnerable woman--except she has a few things in mind to even the playing field with the help of the upstairs neighbor girl.

October 6th Events

Patuxent River Appreciation Days is celebrated on Columbus Day weekend, October 6 and 7, at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The annual parade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. The PRAD Inc. committee is seeking parade participants. Non-profit organizations such as scouting groups, 4-H groups, school bands, schools, ROTC, Local Navy and Coast Guard, boating organizations, police, fire and rescue, team mascots, antique car clubs, etc. are welcome to participate. Prizes are awarded for best floats; first prize is $300, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100. School bands will also receive a stipend for participation. For more information, please contact Randy Geck by emailing rgeck@xecu.net

 

The 16th Annual Riverside WineFest will take place at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood October 6th and 7th beginning at noon both days! Join us in celebrating the very best Maryland wineries in our breathtaking setting! This event, a.k.a. The Party of the Fall, is all good things rolled into one weekend ~ the wine flows freely, music is jamming, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Manor House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE. This year’s fantastic live music line-up: Saturday: West Coast Cowboys & Sunday: GrooveSpan! Discount Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $25 through October 1st  - BUY Online Only at www.sotterley.org. $20 for Designated Drivers $10 for ages 6 - 20. Free for children 5 & under $30 AT THE GATE for a Tasting Ticket on the days of the event. $20 for existing Sotterley Members, please call the office to pay and reserve your tickets for pick up at Will Call. Become a member ahead of time by calling the office at 301-373-2280 or online at www.sotterley.org.
 
 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm
 
On October 6th, the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad will have a Roast beef Dinner from 4-7 pm. Menu Roast beef dinner, Beef Gravy, Mash Potatoes, peas, carrots, biscuits and desserts. Cost is $15.00 eat in or carry out. $8 children 12 and under, $5 and under are free. 
 
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the 18th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m.  The festivities will begin with a lively parade. Following the parade, participants will enjoy live music, face painting, area artists, local heritage displays, classic cars, games, and more. Refreshments and souvenir t-shirts will be available. If you have questions or a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share, contact the Nanjemoy Community Center coordinator at 301-246-9612.  Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD at 800-735-2258. 
 
The Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department will have an open house on Saturday October 6th from 11 am - 3 pm. There will be lots of educational opportunities along with food, fun, and games. We look forward to seeing all our friends and family at the event to celebrate another great year in Solomons VRSFD history.
October 7th Events

Patuxent River Appreciation Days is celebrated on Columbus Day weekend, October 6 and 7, at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The annual parade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. The PRAD Inc. committee is seeking parade participants. Non-profit organizations such as scouting groups, 4-H groups, school bands, schools, ROTC, Local Navy and Coast Guard, boating organizations, police, fire and rescue, team mascots, antique car clubs, etc. are welcome to participate. Prizes are awarded for best floats; first prize is $300, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100. School bands will also receive a stipend for participation. For more information, please contact Randy Geck by emailing rgeck@xecu.net

 

On October 7, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, the pro-life Life Chain will be held in La Plata.  They will meet at Sacred Heart Church parking lot on St. Mary's Ave.  The La Plata chain (in its 5th year) is part of the annual National Life Chain movement. For more information, please contact Jennifer Crispell at laplatalifechain@gmail.com.

 

The Southern Maryland Antique Power Association will be holding their 9th annual tractor parade on October 7, 2018 in Historic Leonardtown to benefit Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. Joining them again this year will be the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. If you would like to put your tractor or truck in the parade or be a sponsor, please call Lee Dyson at 301-994-0926. Registration starts at 12 noon at the Leonardtown Elementary School. Parade at 1 pm.

 

 

 

October 8th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

 

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sam’s Club parking lot, 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. To make a reservation call 202-476-5437 or sign up on-line at: http://www.cnmcblooddonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=5206&opidh=5CA76DE1334AA894CD426D9ABF60739B&idt=43348.3008102 

October 10th Events

On the second Wednesday of each month the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park 11000 Crain Highway in Newburg has a monthly Lecture Series followed by the Board Meeting.  The evening begins at 5:30 with light refreshments, Lecture at 6:00 followed by Board Meeting at 7:00.  This is open to the public and all ages. For more information visit https://www.mdvets.cc/

October 11th Events

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse will have a free event with door prizes and dinner provided On October 11th at 450 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick from 6-8 pm. The Event Parenting Again... Stepping In For Parents Who Can't. We will use this event to thank families for raising children who aren't theirs. We will have speakers and local agencies in attendance to share resource information and answer questions. Activities for children ages 5 and older will be available. Registration required. Call CAASA to register at 410-535-3733.

October 12th Events

The Newtowne Players will present the suspense thriller “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott from October 5-21. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, wll seats ate $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Wait Until Dark: is a suspenseful thriller, set in 1960's New York. Susy is a newly blind woman whose husband brings home a doll from a business trip that, unbeknownst to him, holds something very valuable to some unsavory characters hell bent on getting it back. The play matches their criminal intentions against what should be a very vulnerable woman--except she has a few things in mind to even the playing field with the help of the upstairs neighbor girl.

 

New Direction Community Theater is presenting the Broadway hit “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley on Fridays and Saturdays, October 5-6 and 12-13. Curtain time is 7 p.m. for the play, which will be presented at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at www.ndctheater.org. For more information, call 443-624-4484. “Crimes of the Heart” introduces us to the three Magrath sisters, who survive crisis after crisis in a small Mississippi town after an untimely death haunts the trio. Their love proves stronger than any familial tragedy as each woman confronts her past in ways that enable them to redefine their own identities as strong, independent women.

October 13th Events

Squadron #274 Sons of the American Legion in partnership with Calvert County Ducks Unlimited will hold their second annual Sportsman's Day BBQ and Gun Raffle on Saturday October 13th from 1-4 pm at the American Legion Post #274 on H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. Tickets available at Post #274 or call (410)326-3274.

 

Guide Dogs of America of will be having a Free Car Show On Saturday October 13th for the Public at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center from 8 am - 2 pm located at  Placid Harbor Way in Hollywood. (off of Clarkes Landing Rd.). Show fee $20.

 

The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will have an  annual craft fair on Saturday October 13th from 9 am - 2 pm at the Fire Department at 911 Washington Ave in La Plata.  No admission fee, however donations are greatly appreciated.  Always a great turn out of crafters, vendors, raffles, and food!  Proceeds to benefit the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.    

 

 

 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm

 

Gather some friends and join the Calvert Marine Museum for the Aww… Shucks Oyster Social, the museum’s annual fundraiser for the skipjack, Dee of St. Mary’s, on Saturday, October 13. Indulge in the fattest and saltiest oysters on the half shell from 4 – 7 p.m. under the lighthouse. Enjoy heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine, and live music. Tickets are $75 each and available online at https://calvertmarinemuseum.ticketforce.com/. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the endowment for the Dee of St. Mary’s.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation or are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Vanessa Gill at 410-326-2042 ext. 18 or email Vanessa.Gill@calvertcountymd.gov for more information. We invite you to join us in caring for this beautiful piece of Chesapeake Bay history. 

October 15th Events

Apply now for home repair help. The deadline to apply for assistance during next spring’s one day restoration and renovation blitz by Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. is Monday, October 15, 2018. The 29th neighbor helping neighbor is scheduled for April 27, 2019. The volunteer organization rehabilitates the houses of low income, elderly, disabled and veterans homeowners. Applications may be picked up at local libraries and senior centers. Also, on our web site www.christmasinaprilsmc.org. For more information call 301-884-2905.

October 16th Events

The St. Mary’s County League of Women Voters, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Branch of the NAACP and St. Mary’s County Library, are sponsoring a Candidate Forum in preparation for the November 6, 2018 General Election. Due to the number of contested races, the forum will be held in two sessions: Tuesday, October 2nd, and Tuesday, October 16th. Both sessions will be at the Lexington Park Library from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The first session, Tuesday, October 2nd, will include candidates for Maryland State Senator District 29; and St. Mary’s County Commissioner President, County Commissioner District 1, Sheriff, and Judge of the Orphans’ Court. The second session, Tuesday, October 16th, will include candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 29A, District 29B, and District 29C; and St. Mary’s County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 3, and Clerk of the Circuit Court. The forum provides the opportunity to hear candidates discuss their qualifications for office and respond to your questions. All candidates, including those in uncontested races, have been invited to “meet and greet” in the library lobby from 5:00 to 5:30 pm on both dates. This nonpartisan event is free and open to the public.

October 19th Events

 

Lions Camp Merrick's Night at the Races will take place on Friday October 19th at the Waldorf Jaycees Hall in Waldorf. The Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be appetizers, live music, live auction, horse racing, 50/50 raffle, gambling, dessert auction a hat contest and more. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased by calling 301-870-5858. For information email info@lionscampmerrick.com or visit www.lcmnightattheraces.com. All money is a 100% donation to Lions Camp Merrick and 100% tax deductable. 

 

Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
 
The Newtowne Players will present the suspense thriller “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott from October 5-21. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, wll seats ate $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Wait Until Dark: is a suspenseful thriller, set in 1960's New York. Susy is a newly blind woman whose husband brings home a doll from a business trip that, unbeknownst to him, holds something very valuable to some unsavory characters hell bent on getting it back. The play matches their criminal intentions against what should be a very vulnerable woman--except she has a few things in mind to even the playing field with the help of the upstairs neighbor girl.
 
The Community Mediation Center of Calvert (CMCC) will celebrate Conflict Resolution Day
2018 with a free open house lunch on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This event is open to the public and will be held at the Phillips House, 28 Duke Street, Prince Frederick (located behind the Community Resources Building). We invite Calvert County
residents to join staff and volunteers from CMCC for a light lunch and the presentation of our
annual Peace Builder award to a Calvert County resident who has worked to bring diverse
community members together to benefit Calvert County. Come join us and learn about CMCC’s no-cost services available to Calvert County residents or about becoming a mediator yourself. For more information, please call 443.295.7456.
October 20th Events

The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting our annual indoor Fall Vendor and Craft Event on October 20th from 11-2 ! Bring your family to browse and shop the area’s most popular vendors and crafters with their unique items and find lots of treasures for the gift-gifting season in one place! Shop, stay for lunch, take a station tour, have fun, all while supporting your local volunteer rescue squad! Vendor list pending. Interested Crafters and Vendors need to download and send in their completed the registration form and fee to P.O. Box 902, Lexington Park, MD 20653. For more details or to register please check us out our website: www.lpvrs.org or email: associatevp@lpvrs.org 

 

 

Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay and take part in the annual U.S. Oyster Festival featuring the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday and Sunday October 20th and 21st at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Known for its exquisite range of seafood and exhibition of cultural activities surrounding oysters & the waterman's way of life in St. Mary's County, this annual festival also includes live music, local foods, arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and general family fun. Sponsored by the Rotary of Lexington Park, the National Shucking Championship includes competitors from all over the United States competing for the title of U.S. Oyster Shucking Champion. The U.S. winner then goes on to compete in Galway, Ireland for the World Shucking Championship. Admission at the door. 100% of the profits go to help local and Rotary assistance programs. 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am - 6pm Sunday. Brought to you by the Rotary of Lexington Park MD
 
Wear a super hero costume and be apart of the first Race 4 Heroes 5K Walk, Run, Roll or Fly. Saturday October 20th registration starts at 7:00 am. Tie those capes tight, bring your hero spirit and join other heroes as you complete a 5-kilometer run or walk through beautiful Solomons Island. Packet pick-up from 4:00-7:00 PM in the West Marine parking lot 10/19/2018. 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Registration, 8:00 AM – Costume Contest, 8:15 AM – Mini Heroes Race, 8:30 AM– 5K Run, Walk, Roll or Fly, 9:30 AM– Awards. For more help or information about the 2018 Race 4 Heroes  hosted in Solomons Island, contact Christina Payne, cepayne@comcast.net or 443-624-9508 or Dr. Jay Lipoff, 315-345-5437.
 
The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department wil lhave their Fall Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday 20th from 9 am - 4 pm. They are looking for vendors, crafters and of course shoppers. Table space fee is $40.00 and donate a small item to raffle off. Fee includes 8ft table and 2 chairs. Setup starts at 07:30am. Doors open to public at 09:00 till 4pm. Food will be available. If you are interested in renting a table or space please call Bettie @ 443-532-6951
 
Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
 
 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm
 
 

 

 

October 21st Events

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a trip to a Casino on Sunday, October 21, 2018, on a first come/first served basis. The cost will be $45.00 per person, with payment in advance. Price includes: Water, Snacks, $15 in Free Slot Play and $7 Buffet Credit. We will depart from the Seventh District Fire House at 8:00 a.m. with a stop at 8:30 a.m. in Charlotte Hall. For a reservation or more information, please call 301-769-2016, 301-769-4042 or 301-769-2654. If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will return the call ASAP. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at a Casino with friends and support a fundraiser for the Auxiliary.

 

October 22nd Events

The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will have their 5th Annual Golf Tournament at Chesapeake Hills golf Course on Monday October 22nd. Cost is $80.00 per person if paid by Oct 1,2018, $85.00 at the door. Cost includes green fees, cart, food and beverage. Lots of prizes, drawings and fun.. We also are looking for Hole Sponsors. Cost is $50.00 to advertise your bussiness being a Hole sponsor. 

October 25th Events

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you to experience a haunting you won’t soon forget. The Spirits of St. Mary’s will be held Thursday October 25, Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through our haunted trail. Cost is $10 per person. This event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland and parking is free. Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate footwear is recommended. You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures. Use extreme caution if you have seizures, a cardiac condition or any serious medical condition. Food and refreshments will be available. All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad. For more information visit our website www.hvrs.org.

 

Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
October 26th Events

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you to experience a haunting you won’t soon forget. The Spirits of St. Mary’s will be held Thursday October 25, Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through our haunted trail. Cost is $10 per person. This event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland and parking is free. Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate footwear is recommended. You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures. Use extreme caution if you have seizures, a cardiac condition or any serious medical condition. Food and refreshments will be available. All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad. For more information visit our website www.hvrs.org.

 

The Center for Abused Persons is proud to announce Ms. Mildred D. Muhammad as its keynote speaker for the 35th Anniversary Dinner on Friday October 26th at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center starting at 6:00 pm. Ms. Muhammad is an Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, International Expert Speaker for the US Dept of State, Certified Consultant with The Office for Victims of Crime, CNN Contributor, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Certified Intuitive Life Coach, 5X-Author, Actress, TV Host, Trainer & Educator. She is the former wife of the DC sniper. She has dedicated herself to spreading domestic violence awareness and prevention on both national and international platforms, encouraging audiences to develop self-love as a means of personal improvement, as well as a key step towards a path to happiness. 

 

Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
 
There will be a Quarter Auction by North Beach VFD Auxiliary on Friday October 26th. Doors open at 6 pm and the Auction starts at 7 pm at the firehouse on Bayside Road in chesapeake Beach. Cost: $3.00 per paddle to bid. Food and quarters will be available for purchase. Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. Contact dianabuck78@comcast.net
October 27th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 , Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Craft and Vendor Fair, October 27th, Saturday – Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Reserve a space $25.00 (by 20th October) or mark your calendars to attend; For more information: Call Darlene at 240-434-1095 After 4:00 p.m  

 

Leonardtown Wildcats Youth Sports League is committed to providing a quality youth sports program for children ages 5-14. They are dedicated to the instruction of football, cheerleading, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and respectful environment all while promoting personal responsibility and offering participants the opportunity to enjoy all that is best about youth sports. The Leonardtown Wildcats are the central St. Mary’s county based club. We believe in friends, family, and the community. We, the Wildcats, are not your normal youth sports club! We feel that there is more to life than sports. We feel strong community involvement will better both the Wildcats families as well as everyone in the Southern Maryland area. For more information visit http://www.leonardtownwildcats.org/

 

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday October 27th for the Annual John Hanson PTSO Vendor/Craft show from 9am to 1pm. Located at the school on 3165 John Hanson Drive in Waldorf. Get holiday shopping started or just get something nice for yourself!!! We will have local vendors and unique craftsmen available. Win door prizes hourly! The PTSO will also be selling concessions. Interested in being a vendor contact the PTSO at johnhansonptso@hotmail.com. 

 

Craft & Vendor Event - October 27th at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department from 9 am to 3 pm.  Come support local business and do all of your holiday shopping in one place with over 40 crafters and vendors onsite.  We will have a Bake Sale and refreshments for sale as well as some other fun surprises.  Event hosted by the Auxiliary of the LVFD.
 
October 28th Events

The Optimist Club of Calvert in Prince Frederick is hosting their annual Halloween Party and Parade for children ages 1-13 on Sunday, October 28th at the Calvert County Fair Building. The free event will feature games, crafts, treats and a special Halloween Parade! Goody bags and medals for all plus trophies awarded for First, Second and Third place costume winners in five age categories. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

The Arc Southern Maryland will hold its 4th annual Trick-or-Trot 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk/Roll fundraising event on Sunday, October 28th. The event will begin at 1PM at  6 Irongate Drive in Waldorf. Treats: Fun for ghosts & goblins of all ages & abilities;  FREE entry for kids 12 & under; FREE t-shirts for adults; costume contest; strollers welcome; fun family activities to follow the 5K/1K events.  Proceeds will benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Agenda is as follows: 12 PM - t-shirt pick-up and registration; 1 PM – 1K begins  costume contest; 2 PM – 5K begins. For more information, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.arcsomd.org/trot. Early bird discount pricing available for a limited time.

November 2nd Events

The Community Mediation Center St Mary's County is hosting Hickory Dickory Dark's "Cereal Killer"; a breakfast themed murder mystery dinner on November 2nd starting 6:00 pm at the 5 South Event Center in Callaway. Audience members will enjoy a warm meal while solving a case featuring your favorite breakfast cereal mascots. The event encourages participation of all ages and has a cover charge of $50 per person. Tickets are available at www.communitymediationsmc.org or call 301-475-9118. All proceeds will go to the center. Don't be afraid to come and help us solve the case!

November 3rd Events
Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association (LA FRA) Unit 93 in Lexington Park will hold their 5th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday November 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the Branch home; 21707 Three Notch Road (235), ¼ mile south of the Great Mills Road intersection.  Proceeds from this event will go toward several programs at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home that the Unit does every year. Vendor applications will be available starting July 01 at the Branch home between 1pm and 7pm on the Unit bulletin board or by email; fralafra93@md.metrocast.net. Questions? Please call or text 301-481-9655
 
All aboard Saturday, November 3 as we travel together to Cumberland, Maryland by motor coach and hop aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for a trip back in time. This 3-hour train ride takes passengers from Cumberland through the Allegheny Mountains to Frostburg and back. Lunch and dessert will be served on the train. A narrator will also be on board to provide you interesting historical facts. Calvert Library ‘On the Go’ is excited to offer our community this unique experience. We will depart from the Sunderland Park ‘n Ride at 7:30am and arrive in Cumberland by 10:30am. Train departs for Frostburg at 11:30am and returns to Cumberland at 2:30pm. Upon return, we will head home with an expected arrival time at the Sunderland Park ‘n Ride around 6:30pm. Ticket prices are $85 and must be paid in person at any Calvert Library location starting August 17. Tickets are nonrefundable, but they are transferable. Sorry, no credit cards.
For more information on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad please visit:https://www.wmsr.com/   For more information about the trip, please contact Heather Malcomson at 410-257-2411.
 
 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm

 

November 8th Events

The Chopticon Bravehouse’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”, the origin story of Peter Pan will take place on November 8th, 9th and 10th at 6pm at Chopticon High School. It’s going to be a production full of pirates, starstuff and fun!

 

November 9th Events

The Community Mediation Center of Calvert will have a murder myster theater on Friday November 9th at  Running Hare Vineyard, at 150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and even a couple of undercover feds make the scene at this speakeasy, and no one is talking! Dress in your zoot suit or flapper dress if you like and come play detective with us! All proceeds go to providing no cost conflict resolution services for Calvert residents. Tickets available at www.calvert-mediation.org/copy-of-events or call 443-295-7456 for more information 

 

The Chopticon Bravehouse’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”, the origin story of Peter Pan will take place on November 8th, 9th and 10th at 6pm at Chopticon High School. It’s going to be a production full of pirates, starstuff and fun!

 

November 10th Events

On November 10th the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have their Holiday Extravaganza-9:00 am - 3:00 pm, North Beach VFD, 8536 Bayside Road. Contact Mandi Harrison for information at 410-257-3391.

November 12th Events

The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

November 14th Events

On the second Wednesday of each month the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park 11000 Crain Highway in Newburg has a monthly Lecture Series followed by the Board Meeting.  The evening begins at 5:30 with light refreshments, Lecture at 6:00 followed by Board Meeting at 7:00.  This is open to the public and all ages. For more information visit https://www.mdvets.cc/

November 17th Events

 

November 25th Events

December 1st Events

Looking for a new fall/winter sport for your 5-9 year old child this year? The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club has teamed up with the Washington Capitals to bring the Learn to Play (HOCKEY) program back to the Capital Clubhouse, in Waldorf, starting December 1 at 9:35am! This program provides head-to-toe hockey gear for new players, along with 8 weeks of on-ice instruction by USA Hockey certified coaches and Capitals Alumni for $170 (6 weeks of instruction alone is around $100 in the DMV area and first time hockey gear can be upwards of $230). Gear includes all the essentials - skates, stick, bag, helmet, and all safety pads, with a Washington Capitals logo jersey. More information and registration: https://learntoplay.nhl.com/capitals. More information about the program on the Southern Maryland Sabres website: https://www.somdsabres.org/program/sabres-instructional/39

December 9th Events
In celebration of  Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. 28th year of service to our community, they invite all volunteers, (past, present or future) to join them on Sunday, December 9th at Summerseat Farm from 1 pm until 4 pm for their open house. The farm is located at 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md. There will be scrap books on display to share from yesterday. Also, a silent auction. Refreshments will be served. Please come and share in our success and wonderful memories of the past 28 years.
For more information, call 301-884-2905.
Various Events With Ongoing Dates
The St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ shoe fund provides shoes to school age children in the public schools who are in need of shoes, but who have limited financial resources.  Requests for shoes are highest at the beginning of the school year, but continue to be requested and provided throughout the remainder of the school year.  The shoe fund is totally supported by donations from the community.  Requests for shoes are particularly high in tough economic times.  Contributions to the shoe fund are accepted from business organizations, community clubs and groups, and especially from individuals. One hundred percent of the contributions received for this fund are used to purchase shoes for students.
Donations can also be be mailed to: St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Shoe Fund, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Checks should be payable to St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Shoe Fund.  Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in more information about the shoe fund or you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact the Department of Student Services of St. Mary’s County Public Schools at 301-475-5511, extension 32150. 
 
If you are a youth who loves singing or playing music, would like to be challenged and experience a wider range of musical opportunities, join SMYOC now! Applications for all choral and orchestral ensembles are now available and auditions will be held in August. Visit our website smyoc.org for more information and to apply!
 
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) is seeking volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help staff its Joining Forces telephone hotline for Maryland's low-income veterans. Launched in 2014 with funding provided by the Legal Services Corporation's Pro Bono Innovation Grant, the Joining Forces hotline provides individuals who are low-income and who have served in any branch of the military with direct and immediate access to legal assistance and brief advice on a wide range of civil legal issues. The Joining Forces hotline is staffed by volunteer attorneys on Tuesdays (3:00pm - 7:00pm), and Thursdays (9:30am - 1:30pm). Volunteers can answer hotline calls from the comfort of their own homes or offices. Detailed information, in the form of scripts, about various areas of civil law is provided to volunteers to use as a reference when responding to inquiries from callers. For more information about how to become involved with Maryland Legal Aid as a pro bono attorney, contact Pro Bono Program Director, Anais Taboas, at 410-951-7624 or ataboas@mdlab.org. 
 
Free Summer 2018 Lunch Program. The St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Judy Center and Food and Nutrition Services in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Public Library will be offering a FREE summer lunch program for children up to age 18 for 11 weeks this summer. Meals are FREE for children up to age 18. For more information please contact the Judy Center at 301-863-4068. Lunch and Learn, Monday –Thursday July 9th – August 16th at Lexington Park Elementary 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Greenview Knolls Elementary 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m and G.W. Carver Elementary 12:00 p.m.-1:30p.m. Lunch only at this sites. Adult meals may be purchased for $3.75 Lunch at the Library at the Lexington Park Library from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Monday –Friday, June 18th – July 6th and August 20th – August 31st. Fridays Only July 13th — August 17th. "This institution is an equal opportunity provider." 
 
The volunteers at Feral Cat Rescue hope that you have heard the good news that St Mary’s County will be getting our own animal  shelter.  You can help make the shelter a lower kill shelter by taking responsibility for the community cats in your neighborhood. You can borrow a trap to do Trap, Neuter Return. Feral Cat Rescue has spay/neuter grants for feral and stray community cats.  Please email us at info@feralcatrescuemd.org for information.  Please help stop the euthanization of so many cats at Tri County Shelter by trapping cats and getting them spayed or neutered. Please contact us for help.
 
There will be bingo every Friday Night at the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 6 pm and Early Birds start at 7 pm. Jackpot at $5,000. 
 
Do you know someone who has committed a crime in Charles County? Do you want to report them but remain anonymous? You can do that by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest of the suspect, you are eligible for a cash reward.  You never have to give your name and you are assigned a code number when you call. Help make a difference and turn criminals in! Charles County Crime Solvers is a non-profit overseen by a board of directors comprised of community and business members who volunteer their time to raise reward monies and promote awareness of the program. To learn more, visit www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.
 
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.