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October 20th Events

On Thursday October 20th from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, hear special educator and speaker Rick Lavoie present "The Motivation Breakthrough:  Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child."  Explore some of the common misconceptions related to student motivation, learn why some approaches are ineffective, and learn which strategies actually work to keep children motivated throughout the school year. The workshop will be held at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Lexington Park. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, go to http://autismsupport-somd.org or call (240) 561-8860.

October 21st Events

The Calvert Pines Senior Council will hold a Yard Sale Friday, October 21, 9 a.m. — 12 noon at the Calvert Pines Senior Center. Donations of new or gently used household Items are needed. However, no donations of books, clothing or large furniture will be accepted. Donations are tax-deductible. Items may be dropped off at the senior center Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. The Calvert Pines Senior Council holds senior events, maintains the atriums, purchases coffee for the dining room and purchases and maintains computers for programs like the free federal tax preparation for seniors. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit these programs. For more information, call 410-535-4606.


The Leonardtown Lions Club, in coordination with the American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive on Friday, October 21st, from 08:30am to 2:00pm at St. Andrews Church located at 44078 St Andrews Church Road, California, MD.  To make a reservation call 1-(800) RED CROSS.  Give the gift of life!


FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 HAM & SWEET POTATO PIE DINNER – The American Legion Auxiliary 206 Chef Clarisse will present her World Famous Ham & Sweet Potato Pie with Greens, and corn bread.   Join us from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the lower-level dining room.  The Post is located on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public warmly welcomed.   The cost is $12.  Call (301)855-6466 for more information.   http://www.ALPost206.org


FRIDAY OCTOBER 21- AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  At 7:00 pm; All members of Stallings-Williams Post 206 should plan to attend. Your input is needed! For further information, call (301) 855-6466.


The next Luncheon/Meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), St. Mary’s Chapter 969, is Friday, October 21.  Insurance carriers will provide the latest information on health insurance changes for 2017.   A full course lunch will be served and reservations are required; if you have not already confirmed reservations, please contact Judy Loflin at 301-872-0064. The Luncheon/Meeting begins at 11:30am and is held at Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown. The cake raffle will also take place at this meeting. Not a member?  Contact Geneva Leon for membership details 301-884-5112. Check out our website http://www.narfe.org/site/chapter969/  See you at the meeting!

October 22nd Events

Do you love animals?  We do and we are excited to spend time together on Saturday, October 22, 2016 for the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League Rescue Fun Run and Trail Walk along the beautiful waterfront of Historic St. Mary’s City.  Run or walk alone, as a team, or with your pet.  Grab your favorite Halloween costume, dress up your pet, and join us for a morning of fun.  Visit www.smawl.org for more information and to register.


It's HOWL-O-WEEN at Calvert Animal Welfare League!  For a "purrfectly" howling good time, Bring the kids and pets (costumes optional) for pics by a professional photographer. There will be a ghost hunt for the kids, yard sale, bake sale, vendors, adoptable animals, and lots of fun.  Saturday, October 22, from 11 am to 3 pm. 1040 Prince Frederick Boulevard, Prince Frederick, Maryland.  Call 410-535-9300 for more information. If you need additional information, please contact us at cawl@comcast.net.


The annual Bluegrass for Hospice will take place on Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.  Starting at noon, this family event will feature a full day of fun with music, raffles, silent auction, and door prizes. Tickets for Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 can be purchased in advance for $25.00 and will be $30.00 at the gate.  Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult.  You can purchase tickets by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check made payable to “Hospice of St. Mary’s” and mail to P.O. Box 741, California, MD, 20619.  To order by credit card online go to www.bluegrassforhospice.com and click on the “Tickets” tab. For more information visit the website as well, www.bluegrassforhospice.com.


The Down County Triple Crown - Three Races. Three Charities. All Winners will kick off with the The MogJog 5k Race on October 22nd's at the Flat Tops in Lancaster Park in Lexington Park at 10 am. The proceeds will benefit people with developmental differences. Race 2 is the Harvest 5K on Sunday October 30th at Lancaster Park and Race 3 is the Slack and Field 5K on Sunday, November 6 at Woodlawn Farm. All races are timed. Each race is only $25 to pre-register or $30 on race day. Pre-register for all 3 for only $60For more information or to register for the Down County Triple Crown visit http://www.facebook.com/downcountytriplecrown.


There will be an open house at Pets With Disabilities on October 22nd from noon until 5 p.m at 635 Clay Hammond Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  Visit the rescue, meet the dogs, and relax for an afternoon. Events of the Day....Trail Walks ● Lucky Draw ● Entertainment ● Food and Drink. Rescue tour and meet the dogs available for adoption. Friendly, vaccinated, spayed/neutered dogs invited. It's a fun day of food, music, trail walks and lots of wagging tails. For more information Phone: 443-624-9270  or visit website:  www.petswithdisabilities.org.


On Saturday, October 22nd, wear your best family friendly costume and come visit the Maryland Dove, as it is transformed for one night only into a not-so-scary haunted ship.  There will be trick-or-treating, face painting, crafts, and games approved for all ages. The haunting starts at 5:30 PM, we hope to see you there!


The Citizens for the Charles County Public Library (C4CCPL) are having their annual Fall Used Book Bazaar from October 15 to 22 in the lower level of the La Plata Library, La Plata MD. Members receive 5 free books at each bazaar and 10% off purchases from out bookstore. Bazaar times are Monday - Thursday 9:00 to 6:00, Fridays & Saturdays  9:00 to 4:30 and Closed on Sunday. Last day of bazaar (Sat. Oct. 22) is $2.00 a bag day (grocery size bag). They have books of all kinds as well as DVD's, CD's and other extras. Great prices.

October 23rd Events

Leonardtown Elementary School is hosting Named Brand Clothing Multi-Consultant Sale this Sunday, October 23rd from 2:00-5:00pm to benefit the school outreach program which supports more than 20 families in need.  The cost of admission is just the donation of a non-perishable food item, toiletry item or household cleaning product.  There will be more than 20 consultants with thousands of pieces of current inventory to shop from. Cash & credit accepted. 


Maryland law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets are vaccinated for rabies. Protect the ones you love and bring your pet to a free rabies clinic Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department (911 Washington Avenue, La Plata). Dog and cat licenses will be available for purchase.  The fee for a pet license is $5 if your animal is altered and $25 if your animal is not altered. All dogs must be leashed and all cats and ferrets must be contained in a carrier. For more information about the free rabies clinic, call 301-609-3425.


The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary Holiday Vendor and Craft Show will take place on Sunday October 23rd from 9 am - 3 pm at the Rescue Squad Building at 21530 Colton Point Road in Avenue. For table rental information contact Jackie at 240-925-8473 or email jewooddell@md.metrocast.net.


Get ready Charles County… it’s a zombie apocalypse! Sunday, October 23 is the Zombie Invasion 5K fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland. Join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 (FOP), and Charles County Correctional Officers Association (CCCOA) for this event at Laurel Springs Regional Park located at 5940 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The Zombie Invasion 5K is a fun, family-friendly event in which participants “transition” into zombies before either running or walking the 3.1-mile trail. Zombies can pre-register for the 5K individually or in teams by visiting www.zombieinvasion5K.com, and should do so by October 10 in order to be guaranteed a shirt on race day as supplies will be limited. For more information contact Sgt. Proctor at 240-299-5207 or proctora@ccso.us.


Fire Prevention & Open House at the COBB ISLAND VOL. FIRE DEPT., EMS located at 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, MD on Sun., Oct. 23, 2016;   1:00-2:00 Fire Prevention Demonstrations; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fire Prevention Movies and Puppet Show.  Free Blood Pressure Checks, Tours of Fire Apparatus. Refreshments served.  For information, call 301-259-2730.

October 25th Events

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 – BRATS & KRAUT DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu for Dinner” will be Brats & Sauerkraut with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.   Public invited.    http://www.ALPost206.org


The Thomas Stone Wrestling Club is offering two fall wrestling clinics beginning on Tuesday October 25th.  The clinics are for both boys and girls ages 8-14 years of age.  The clinics will be held at Thomas Stone High School in the wrestling room.  For registration information email us at thomasstonewrestlingclub@gmail.com, visit www.thomasstonewrestlingclub.org or facebook.com/Thomasstonewrestlingclub

October 27th Events

Bravehouse Theatre at Choption High School Presents "Enchanted April", a play by Matthew Barber on October 27th through the 29th. The curtain goes up at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults/ $5 students.


The Patuxent High School Harlequins proudly present their fall play Dearly Departed.  Come see this drop dead comedy about a dysfunctional Southern family coming to terms with death.  Show dates are October 27th, 28th and 29th @ 7pm and October 30th at 2pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.


Join us on Thursday October 27th for a night of Halloween splendor at Stoddert Community Center (2040 St. Thomas Drive, Waldorf) from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dress up with staff as we sit down for a night of holiday story time. Enjoy light refreshments, a craft, and holiday fairy tale to get you in the holiday spirit. This event is for children ages 3 to 6. Fee is $3 per person.

October 28th Events

Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance is thrilled to sponsor a HomeSpun Coffee House concert featuring Jody Marshall and Friends, at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD, on Friday, October 28, 2016. Lilting jigs, rollicking reels, three-part harmony vocals, knock-your-socks-off arrangements, and a whole lot of fun – including a bit of Halloween frivolity - will be on tap. The doors open at 7:00 pm, and the music starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Refreshments are available (donation requested). For more information and directions, go to www.smtmd.org.


Encounter Christian Center in Charlotte Hall, Md. is hosting their first annual Apologetics Conference with noted auther, speaker & teacher Steven Garofalo.  There will be two sessions, October 28th and 29th.  Refreshments and drinks will be provided.  For further information please visit the events Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/eccrft2016. 


The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department would like you to join in for a fun filled evening on October 28th  playing in our High-Low-Jack-Game Pitch Tournament. This event will be held at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.  Doors open at 6:15 PM, tournament starts at 7:30 PM. Must be on time as all tables have to start at once! Cost: $20 Registration Fee; bumps are an additional $1 per partner at your table. Bid 4 and make it, you receive a ticket for a chance to win the Buddha Bump Money Fund. Payouts for the top 5; plus we even pay the BIGGEST LOSER. Cash bar and food available. For more information please e-mail Jennifer.russell@smeco.coop. This event is sponsored by: The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.


The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department would like you to join in for a fun filled evening on October 28th playing in our High-Low-Jack-Game Pitch Tournament. This event will be held at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.  Doors open at 6:15 PM, tournament starts at 7:30 PM. Must be on time as all tables have to start at once! Cost: $20 Registration Fee; bumps are an additional $1 per partner at your table. Bid 4 and make it, you receive a ticket for a chance to win the Buddha Bump Money Fund. Payouts for the top 5; plus we even pay the BIGGEST LOSER. Cash bar and food available. For more information please e-mail Jennifer.russell@smeco.coop. This event is sponsored by: The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.


St Charles High School Theater presents Little Shop of Horrors. Performances are October 28th at 7pm, October 29th at 2pm and 7pm, and October 30th at 2pm. Come see why you shouldn't feed the plant! More information available on our Facebook page, search St Charles HS Performing Arts Boosters.


The La Plata Lions Club is holding a Vendor Quarter Auction on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall (former VFW lodge), 9370 Crain Hwy, Bel Alton. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., auction begins at 7:00 p.m. Paddles are $3 each or 2 for $5. Products from a number of vendors will be available. Food is available and parking is free. Proceeds benefit Lions supported charitable activities, including: Preschool Vision Screenings, Scholarships, and Christmas Food Baskets. For information, call Chrissy, 240-431-7471.

October 29th Events
NAS Patuxent River Air Expo October 29-30, 2016
The NAS Pax River Air Expo  will include the following military and civilian performances:
 - U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor demonstration team performing precision aerial maneuvers in the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft
 - U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers parachute demonstration team showcasing their aerial acrobatics skill and precision
 - GEICO Skytypers' low-level formation precision flying act
 - Nalls Aviation's first flyable privately owned FA.2 Sea Harrier
 - Jerry Conley performing in the only DeHavilland Vampire on the airshow circuit
 - Warrior Flight Team in a daring display of dogfight tactics
 - Larry Kelley's air-to-ground tactics demonstration in "Panchito," his WWII-era B-25
 - Clemens Kuhlig and his nimble Pitts S1S stuntplane
 - Patriot Parachute Team's unique paradrop performance
 - International aerobatic competitor and aircraft designer Trevor Rafferty flying in his self-built "Rafferty Javelin"
 - Former Naval astronaut and test pilot Joe Edwards low-level T-28 aerobatic display
 - Manfred Radius' quiet and elegant sailplane performance
 - Scott Francis and his MX-S in a jaw-dropping aerobatic demonstration
- "Man vs. Impossible" strongman Mark Kirsch performing daring feats of strength
- Precision Exotics supercar vs. airplane race
This year's Air Expo will also feature a wide variety of military and civilian static displays, a kids' activity zone, live musical entertainment and much more to entertain your family.
Gates open Saturday and Sunday to the general public at 8 a.m. and airshow flying acts will continue throughout the afternoon until approximately 6 p.m. All are welcome to visit NAS Patuxent River, and no military or DoD identification is required to attend.
For more information about Pax River Air Expo 2016 and its performers, please visit www.paxriverairexpo.com."


There will be an information seminar for Veterans and their dependents on Saturday October 29th at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad on FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park. DAV national Service Officers will be on hand to answer your personal question and assist you with forms. So you know what benefits you are entitled to as the spouse or widow of a veteran? Do you know what benefits you are entitled to as a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States? Do you know what medical benefits you can expect? You can find out and much more on Saturday October 29th. For more information contact Miriam at 301-994-0848.


On Saturday, October 29 from 6pm to 9pm, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Trunk or Treat.  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.


There will be a Bull Roast and Oyster Scald at the Ridge American Legion Post 255 on Saturday October 29th from 11 am to 6 pm. There will be live music, 50/50 Raffles, corn hole tournament and a basket of cheer raffle. The public is welcome to attend. Proceeds will go to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and Sons of the American Legion Charities.


Gather some friends and join us for Aww…Shucks Oyster Social , our annual fundraiser for the Dee of St. Mary’s on Saturday, October 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum.  Indulge in locally farmed oysters on the half shell, heavy hors’oeuvres from local restaurants, beer and wine, live music and a unique selection of one-of-a-kind silent auction items.  Enjoy a casual fall evening along the museum’s waterfront and help support the Dee. Tickets are $75 each and available at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com


SATURDAY OCTOBER 29–BULL & OYSTER ROAST.  The Sons of the American Legion will sponsor a Stupendous Bull & Oyster Roast with all the trimmings starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  The $30.00 advance admission ($40 at the door) includes all you care to eat & draft beer from 5 to 7 pm. and the DJ Stephen Varney will play dance tunes until 11 pm.  Public warmly welcomed.  Sound good?  Get your tickets today from the Bartender or any SAL Officer or for more information, call 301-855-6466.  http://www.ALpost206.org


Enjoy a morning of pumpkin carving on Saturday October 29th and scarecrow building at the Smallwood Community Center (4990 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Program is for children ages 3 to 12. Please bring an old shirt, pants, and pillow case for the scarecrow building. Fee is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Parent participation is required.


Fill your Saturday October 29th evening with gymnastic fun and games, arts and crafts, prizes, goodie bags, music, and refreshments. Children ages 5 to 14 can be dropped off at Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center (2745 Old Washington Road, Waldorf) between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Pizza and snacks included. Prizes available for the best Halloween costume. The fee is $15 for residents and $17 for non-residents. Preregistration is required.


The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s is hosting the 2nd annual Ladies Night out! Come to the station on Saturday, October 29 between 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. More than $5,000 in prizes to give away! Appetizers, desserts, wine, beer, costume contest, DJ and much more. Visit www.pfvfd.org for tickets or the Prince Frederick Fire Facebook page for more.


There will be a Guys and Gals quarter auction team to benefit The Calvert FFA on Saturday October 29th 2016 at Calvert High School on fox Run Blvd, off Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. Doors open at Noon and the auction starts at 1 p.m. Paddles are $3 each or 2 for $5. Concessions will be available for purchase and 50/50 raffle tickets for purchase.


Craft Fair - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, La Plata, will hold its annual Craft Fair on Saturday October 29, 2016, from 9 am to 2 pm.  Over 50 Crafters.  Refreshments for Sale. Come enjoy doughnuts, muffins, coffee, soda, hot dogs, chips, pizza!!!   Large Indoor Hall.  For questions or to reserve a table, contact Carolyn (301) 934-0095 or email carolynshel@aol.com    6330 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD


Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating extravaganza, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be!  Youngsters and their families are invited to parade down the Garden’s Wooded Path collecting treats and small gifts from more than seventy booths.  Admission is $1.00 per person and will benefit the Holiday Food Basket Program and the Annmarie Scholarship Fund. Trick-or-treating bags will be provided for each quest.  New this year, purchase a line-hopper pass for $3/person, on sale at the admission gate from 10:30-11:00am, and jump to the front of the trick-or-treating line! For additional information, call (410) 326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.


CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: COBB ISLAND VOL. FIRE DEPARTMENT & EMS AUXILIARY will be holding a Crafters & Vendors Show on Sat., October 29, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island.  Table rental is as follows:  $20 for 1 table; $35 for 2; $50 for 3.  Electrical outlets are limited and will assign on a first come basis.  All proceeds benefit the CIVFD & EMS.  For information or to rent a table, call (301) 885-9584.


The Ridge American Legion Post 255 will hold their annual Bull Roast and Oyster Scald on Saturday, October 29th from 11 am till 6 pm.  The Bucksnort Fallout Reunion and Men and Women's Legion Ball team alumni will also be celebrated. Oysters, roast beef sandwich and roast beef dinner will be served.  Tournaments, raffles as well.  Proceeds go to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and Sons of the Amerian Legion Charities.  Call 301-872- 5349 for more information.



October 30th Events

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30– FREE CHILDREN’S COSTUME HALLOWEEN PARTY.  From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Hosted by the Auxiliary.  All are Welcome. First Annual Poppy Poster Contest will be introduced.  For information call (301)855-6466.  http://www.ALpost206.org


On Sunday October 30th, 2016 the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold it's annual Oyster Scald and All-U-Can-Eat Buffet! The cost is $27 per person for the adult buffet, $12 for children 6-12, and kids 5 and under eat free (carryout is also available)! $10 per bucket of Oysters for the scald. The buffet includes: Fried Chicken, Fried Oysters, Stuffed Ham, Baked Ham, Green Beans, Parsley Potatoes, Cabbage, Macaroni Salad, rolls and coffee/tea. There is a senior citizens discount available, pull tabs for sale, raffles and more! There will also be televised football games! For more info, visit our website at Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department - Charles County, Maryland or call Andrew at 301-751-6154.


The Arc of Southern Maryland is the leading advocate for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living and working in Southern Maryland. Join The Arc of Southern Maryland on October 30th, 2016 (rain date November 6th) for an inclusive fun run, walk, or roll for people of all abilities! Participants can be sponsored by friends or family, with a prize being awarded to the participant with the most sponsorship!  Sponsorships are also available to local businesses, with an opportunity to be recognized on the day of the event, on the event t-shirt, and more! Registration starts at 7 a.m. with 8 a.m. start time for runners & 8:30 a.m. start time for walkers and rollers. Race begins at [Potter Heating & Electric, Inc.] 6 Irongate Drive Waldorf, MD 20602. For more info, or to register for the event or become a  sponsor, visit www.arcsomd.org. or email arc5krun@arcsomd.org


The Optimist Club of Calvert is hosting their annual Halloween Party and Parade for children ages 1-13 on Sunday, October 30th. Join us for an afternoon of fun and games, crafts, treats and a special Halloween Costume 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.; please register onsite by 1:45 p.m. to participate in the costume parade. This free event will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Main Building of the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick.

October 31st Events

The Bay District volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual safe candy give away on October 31st. They will start giving candy out at 5:30 p.m. and the giveaways will end around 8 p.m. The event will take place at the firehouse at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park.

November 1st Events

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1– STEAK DINNER.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the Lower-Level dining room.  Public welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.  http://www.ALpost206.org


The deadline to apply for assistance during the one day blitz scheduled for April 29, 2017 by Christmas in April St. Mary's County has been extended to November 1st, 2016.  Applications can be picked up at local libraries and senior center. Also at www.christmasinaprilsmc.org. Phone 301-884-2905 for more information.

November 4th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is sponsoring their Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall located on Three Notch Road in Hollywood. $9 for Adults, $5 for Children 5-12 and children under 4 are free.  For more information call Elaine at 301-373-2695.


There will be a Quarter Craze Quarter Auction by North Beach VFD Auxiliary on Friday November 4th with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and auction starting at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $3.00 per paddle to bid for prizes. Food will be available for purchase. Bring your quarters and appetite for a night of fun! Proceeds benefit the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. The Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. For more information, please contact dianabuck78@comcast.net.


Commander’s Steak Night - The American Legion Post 274 Lusby will hold its monthly Rib-Eye Steak Dinner Night on Friday November 4th from 5-7:30PM.  Meal includes a large Cooked-to-Order Rib Eye Steak, Vegetables, baby-red potatoes, soup or salad, a dinner roll and non-carbonated beverages.  Price is only $16.  The Post is located at 11820 H G Trueman Rd.  The public is cordially welcome to join us for dinner and karaoke afterwards. The American Legion is the largest Non-Profit Veteran’s Service Organization dedicated to improving our veteran’s lives and our local communities.

November 5th Events

The 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Craft Fair – November 5th, Saturday (Fall & Christmas Items – crafters only fair):  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.


Ladies Auxiliary Unit 93 of Fleet Reserve Association will be holding the 3rd Annual Craft Fair and Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 5th, 9am to 3pm at 21707 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park MD, about 1/4 mile south of PAX NAS Gate 2. All local crafters are cordially invited to participate as the Auxiliary Unit raises money that will benefit our veterans in the local community. The registration form is available by emailing fralafra93@md.metrocast.net.  All details are included on the form.  Deadline to get a space reserved is September 30th.  Limited number of spaces; sign up early to reserve yours!  There will also be a Bake Sale and Basket Raffle.


On Saturday, November 5, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Craft Sale and Bake Sale.  Come and get some early Christmas shopping done!  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.


Historic St. Mary’s City is taking registrations for their Adults Only tour on November 5 at 5:00 p.m. The tour will be about an hour in length, and will give visitors a glimpse into the darker side of Maryland’s past.  The dramatic vignettes portrayed are based on real life events found in court records from the colony. Those attending will travel back in time where superstitions led to accusations of witchcraft, murderers became the enforcers of law, and stating your religious beliefs might be punishable by death. Due to adult content, it is recommended for those 18 and over, proof of age will be checked prior to the tour. To make a reservation or for more information, call (240) 895-4990 or info@HSMCdigshistory.org.  The cost of the program is $14 per person ($12 Friends members).


The Gals Lead Teen Weekend Experience designed for high school girls in the Southern Maryland Tri-County area will be on November 5 & 6 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express in California, MD. The Gals Lead Teen Program is a transformational two–day weekend experience and training course designed to help young girls embrace who they are at a young age so they blossom into the passionate, purpose-filled women of tomorrow. Know Yourself, Dream Big, Overcome Obstacles, and Take Action.  Enrollment closes on October 15.  Enrollment fee is $25.  Lunch, snacks, and course materials will be provided both days.To register online for the program or for more information, visit www.galslead.org.



We are excited to announce Summerseat Farm’s First Annual Artisan Market!  The artisan market will be held the first Saturday of  November between the hours of 8am-4pm.  Sale items may include homemade, handmade, vintage, or baked items. Cost is $30 per 12 x 12 space.  Vendor application form can be found on our website at www.summerseat.org.


It's time for the 2nd Annual St. Mary's STEM Festival.  It will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00-2:00 at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds.  There will be STEM-related demonstrations, activities for kids, games, and much more.  For more information, contact Denise Mandis or Jason Hayes at (301)475-5511 extension 32105.      


COSMIC Season Opener: The Three Bs. Beethoven, Barber and Brahms. Saturday November 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Patuxent Presbyterian Church, California on Sunday November 6 at 4:00 p.m. in St John Vianney Family Life Center, Prince Frederick. Please visit our website for updates  http://www.cosmicsymphony.org


Hollywood Elementary School Relay for Life Team will host a Quarter Auction on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the school, 44345 Joy Chapel Rd, Hollywood, MD.  Bring your quarters and join us for this fundraising event.  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.  Interested vendors, contact elgoldsmith@smcps.org for more information.


The Calvert Artists' Guild is presenting a Crocheted Rag Rug Workshop given by Beverly Jackson at the Mt. Hope Community Center on November 5th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Beverly Jackson is a talented photographer, fiber artist and public relations person who brings excitement to her “made” projects. SUPPLIES:  Bring an old sheet(s), large size crochet hook, and scissors. Mt. Hope Community Center is located at 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland, MD 20689. The charge for the workshop for Calvert Artists Guild members is $35 and for the public is $45.00. For additional information, please contact the following persons: Gerry Wood (301)863-9663, gbwood2@verzion.net.

November 6th Events

LUNGevity Breathe Deep DC – 5k walk will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 9:00am. The event will take place at the Washington Monument (at the Sylvan Theatre), The National Mall, 15th Street and Independence Ave in Washington, DC. Breathe Deep DC was started by Jerry Sorkin, a Bethesda father of two, who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2007. With the help of LUNGevity Foundation, Sorkin and his friends created Breathe Deep DC, a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. The course is stroller, wheelchair, pet, and bicycle friendly and the walk will take place rain or shine! Check-in/Registration: 9:00 am. Register here! - https://lungevity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=633


There will be a Relay for Life Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday November 6th from Noon until 4 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge on Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. There will be door prizes, raffles, 50/50 and food available. There will be holiday gifts, candles, soaps, home décor, quilts, ornaments, wreaths, hair bows, jewelry and much more.


The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club and Stephen’s Fund will host their 17th annual Holiday Basket Bingo on Sunday November 6th at the Hollywood Volunteer  Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds to benefit special needs children and their families in the community.  Doors open at 12:30.  Pull tabs for baskets, 50/50, food, basket raffle, & more. Please call 240-298-3885 for more information and to be included in the free drawing for the 2016 Christmas Basket.


The National Youth 5k Pax River Race will kick off on November 6 at 3pm at the Leonardtown Wharf. This is a Family Friendly timed 5k and 1 Mile Run. If you would like more information you can visit www.nationalyouth5k.com. Proceeds benefit the Team Captain Kids Foundation and non-profit local organizations through our Team Give Back program.


The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club will host their 17th annual Holiday Basket Bingo to benefit Stephen’s Fund on Sunday, November 6th at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.  Proceeds will benefit special needs children and their families.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games begin at 1:30 p.m.  All early bird and regular game baskets will be theme filled. To reserve a table for 6 or more or to be included in the free drawing for the 2016 Elf Treats Basket please call Shirley at 240-298-3885.


Annual Oyster and Ham Dinner at the  Cobb Island VFD & EMS, 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, MD  on Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Menu:  ALL YOU CAN EAT - Fried Oysters, Stuffed Ham, Regular Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Parsley Potatoes, Kale, Green Beans, Corn, Cole Slaw, Apple Sauce, Rolls, Coffee, Tea.  Oyster scald also available.  50/50, raffles, pull-tabs, bake sale.  Cost of dinner is $25 adults, $12 ages 6-10, 5 and under free. 


Boy Scout Troop 2421 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, November 6.  Doors open at 4:30, dinner will be at 5:00. It all happens at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD. Price: $10 for adults, $7 kids 10 and under, free for kids 3 and under. We'll have a cake auction and door prizes. Contact person: Kari Brocato, 301-848-5441.

November 7th Events

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting an Election Day Luncheon on November 8, 2016 at the Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge. Stuffed Ham, Chicken Salad, and Pork BBQ Sandwiches will be on the menu. Stuffed Ham Sandwiches will be $5.00 each. Chicken Salad and Pork BBQ sandwiches will be $3.00 each. Pre-Orders are recommended, highly encouraged and are now being accepted for Stuffed Ham and Chicken Salad Sandwiches. In order to guarantee your order - Pre-Orders must be turned in no later than October 23, 2016. You can pre-order your sandwiches by sending an email to auxiliary@ridgevfd.org which includes your name, phone number, number of sandwiches, and when you will pick-up (Monday evening or Tuesday morning) or by calling 301-872-5090 and leaving a message with the same information. All pre-orders can be picked up on Monday, November 7 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm or on Tuesday, November 8 beginning at 7 am. Pre-Orders must be picked by 11:30 am on Tuesday or they will be sold. 


Pax River Quilters Guild - the next meeting will be held Monday, November 7th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD.  This meeting features guest speaker Sue Reich, quilt historian, author, and head of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project. Sue has an extensive collection of World War II quilts. Her presentation and trunk show will be "The Story of Red and Green" hi-lighting red and green quilts from the Connecticut Quilt Search Project and a trunk show of antique red and green quilts and holiday quilts.  New members and guest welcome! There is a $5 fee for non-members on speaker nights. Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group page on Facebook for guild information.

November 8th Events

Eco-Explorations – Tuesday, Nov. 8; 10:00-11:00am. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland invites families to come along on an eco-exploration. Staff naturalist, Hester Burch, will lead youngsters and their caregivers on a hands-on exploration of the natural world of Annmarie Garden. This session is all about House cats vs Bobcats: What are the differences and similarities of domesticated and wild felines. As part of Eco-Explorations, kids will make a cat toy to take home. Families are also invited to bring in their own natural treasures to share for show & tell. Reservations are not required.  Admission is free for members; $5 for adults; $4 for military; $3 for youth; free for children 5 & under.  For additional information, visit www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.

November 12th Events

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is planning their 4th Annual Craft & Vendor Show to be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland. For more information, please send an email to Hvrsa_craftshow@yahoo.com or call 301-373-3131 and leave a message.


On Saturday November 12th, from  9:00 am to 3:00 pm, North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, will host a Holiday Extravaganza featuring crafts, jewelry, unique homemade gifts, clothing, home decor, accessories and other holiday items. Food will be available for purchase. Contact Mandi Harrison at 443-624-4483 to reserve a table. The firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. 


On Saturday, November 12 from 5pm-11pm, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you to join them in their annual Bull and Oyster Roast.  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.

November 13th Events

2nd District, Company 6 - Valley Lee VFD & RS 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, MD will have a Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat – November 13th, Sunday: starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.  – Menu Addition BACON, BACON, BACON – Price Change - Cost for adults is $9.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, BACON, Hot Biscuits, Creamed Chipped Beef, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Assorted Juices, milk and coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999.

November 15th Events

Shaving cream and food coloring and paper?! Oh my! Tweens who like to get a little messy can join us for a lesson in paper marbling and book making taught by Vicki Lee, Chairperson of the Potomac Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. First we’ll work on our paper marbling technique, and then turn our new paper into the cover of a Smashbook! An unplanned daily scrapbook, a Smashbook is a journal of your experiences on-the-go. Curious? Kids in grades 5-7 can create their own on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Register now, space is limited! Visit our website at www.calvertlibrary.info  or call your local branch to sign up!

November 16th Events

A screening of the documentary Chasing the Dragon will be shown on Wednesday November 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus in Building B, Room 103. There will then be a conversation on opioid abuse and learn how local agencies are combating the problem. Representatives from law enforcement, public education, healthcare agencies and more will be a part of the discussion. To register call 410-535-3733.

November 18th Events

Spring Dell Center’s annual auction/dinner is scheduled for November 18, 2016 at the Jaycees Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD. For 22 years many have enjoyed this event, which has helped provide funding for the organization’s programs connecting people with disabilities to the community and employment throughout Charles County. Purchase of a $40 ticket will give attendees the opportunity to bid on over 200 items showcased in the Silent and Live auction areas, as well as enjoy a buffet dinner. Ticket prices increase to $50 when doors open to the event at 5 p.m. To provide a donation and/or sponsorship, or to gain additional information regarding the event, call 301-934-4561 or visit springdellcenter.org.  Donations are tax deductible.

November 19th Events

The Annual Craft and Vendor Fair will be On Saturday, November 19th from 9-2 at Huntingtown High School. There will be over 35 vendors each year. Jewelry, wreaths, ceramics, clothing, ornaments, corn hole bags and gifts galore. There will be concessions, free admission and parking. Crafters and vendors can obtain an application by emailing Lisa at cascierol@calvertnet.k12.md.us. Table spaces are $30. Home based businesses will be accepted on a first come first served basis, only one home based business per event.

November 20th Events

The Annual Fall Craft Show sponsored by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall on Sunday November 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is free admission and free parking. Refreshments will be available by the Ladies Auxiliary for purchase. For more information call Leone at 301-373-2221. Or visit www.hvfd.com.


The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680 will be selling seasoned crabmeat for your Holiday Dining pleasure. It will be sold frozen in one-pound packages and is the same recipe used for our Carnival's famous crab cakes. Cost is $20 per one-pound package. Pre-orders must be placed by Thursday, November 10, 2016. Orders will be available for pick up on Sunday, November 20 between 10 am and noon at the Firehouse. Orders can be placed by emailing Auxiliary@RidgeVFD.org or by calling 301-872-5090. Please provide your name, phone number, and the number of packages that you are ordering.

November 24th Events

Project ECHO's 5th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K- November 24, 2016. Save the date! Project ECHO; a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless families in Calvert County, Maryland; is hosting its 5th annual 5K  run/walk on Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2016.  More than just beds and meals, Project ECHO provides a clean, safe, family-friendly environment to those in need. In addition to an emergency shelter, Project ECHO offers transitional housing for families, a program for people in addiction recovery, and a new permanent housing shared-living program.  In addition to being meaningful and fun, this is a timed race with awards in each age group. It is a wonderful event for individual participants, families, or teams. Registration is available now through November 20th at the Active.com website. Event address: The Arc of Southern Maryland: 355 W Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Race Day Details: The race will begin at 7:00 am. For more information, contact us at  ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net, or visit the web page at  http://www.projectecho.net/

December 3rd Events

The 15th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 3rd and 4th, 2016. The museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period.


The Second District Vol. Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad will be holding a Winter Dinner/Dance on December 3, 2016. Doors open at 5 PM, $30 in advance and $40 at the door per person. There will be a catered dinner and live music.  Please contact Heather Bean at fundraising@sdvfdrs.org or 240-925-4822 for more information or to purchase your tickets.

December 10th Events

Please join the Margaret Brent Middle School Relay For Life Team at their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 10:00a.m.—2:00p.m. The bazaar will take place at Margaret Brent Middle School located at 29675 Point Lookout Road in Mechanicsville.  There will be vendors, crafters, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, baked goods, fun time for kids, meet and greet Santa (bring cameras). All funds raised will support St. Mary’s County Relay For Life. If you are interested in reserving a table, please contact: Danielle Welch @ 301-672-0891 or email to Daniellemwelch@aol.com. Table rental cost is $30.00 plus raffle donation.


Please plan to attend the Northern Band Boosters' 14th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held Saturday, December 10th at Northern High School in Owings.  Shop for one of a kind gifts such as handmade jewelry, holiday decorations, candles, gourmet food, T-shirts, sports memorabilia, and more.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit before returning to the North Pole.  Enjoy an elementary school holiday concert in the auditorium.  Requested donation of $3 per person over age 18.   You won't want to miss the Craft Fair Saturday December 10th from 9:00-3:00 at Northern High School in Owings.

December 17th Events

On Saturday, December 17 from 8am-11am, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you all to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee.  Bring your camera and get a pictures with Santa!  Admission by donation.  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is located on Route 4 southbound.  755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick.  For more information, call 410.535.9836 or visit www.pfvrs.org or facebook.com/PFVRS.

January 28th Events

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, would like to invite everyone in the Southern Maryland listening area to participate in their first annual Youth Program Camberee. Come explore the Museum flight line, naval aviation artifacts, and be introduced to the fun and exciting activities that will be scheduled throughout the year. The event will be held on January 28th 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. Registration of $7.00 per person is encouraged by January 13th 2017 for guarantee of Event Patch and Activity booklets. Call or visit the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum at 301-863-1900.

Various Events With Ongoing Dates

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring a LOTTERY BOOK fundraiser for 2017.  There are only 1,000 books numbered 000 through 999.  Each book has a 3-digit number.  When you purchase a book you will receive a calendar for the year 2017.  A different amount is listed on each day ranging from $25 to $200.  All cash winnings will be determined by the amount indicated on each day of the calendar.  If your number matches the 3-digit Maryland Evening Lottery drawing, you have WON!!!  You have 365 chances to win.  There is over $12,000 in prizes.  Cost is $25 per book.  This will make a great Christmas present, stocking stuffer, or a gift for that one person who you have no idea what to get for them.  You do NOT have to keep track of your number; we will contact you if you win.  For more information contact Alice at 240-538-1760 or e-mail alice.beagles@gmail.com.  We might have your lucky number available for you.


In September and October, the whole state of Maryland is being asked to read All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. In this unforgettable book, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. There are copies of the print book and the audio book at the library.  You can download the ebook for free from the library in both Overdrive and One Click and the audiobook is downloadable also. Ask your librarian for help with any of these! In Calvert County, there are many opportunities to talk about this book. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.


Manga Otaku Artist Nights are twice a month at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch! Drawing sessions are held on the first Tuesday and the third Monday of every month, with personalized instruction.  As always, Otaku Artist Nights go from 7 to 8:30 PM, and are open to ages 10 to 17. (If you have recently aged out of that range and would still like to attend, please know that you are welcome to do so!) And a special event coming up in October—an art show of our work, with a Manga Art Show Cosplay Party to be held during our Oct. 17 session! So come on in and work on those pieces! The deadline for submissions to the art show will be at the end of our Oct. 4 session. Be sure to sign up ahead of time. You can do that online at http://calvert.lib.md.us/teenevents.html, or call 410-257-2411.


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


The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit Calvert County charities.  We are looking to add new singers to our chorus and no auditions are required.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301 855-7477 or email him at lbrown9601@verizon.net.  Check us out at www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeCommunityChorus.



Pax River Rugby would like to extend an open invitation to all those interested in the fast growing sport of rugby. All those interested in playing should visit PAXRUGBY.com for more information.


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


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


The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League, offers low-cost rabies vaccinations, distemper vaccinations and microchipping to the public every 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 ferrets, cats, dogs and horses. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. Contact info@smawl.org for more information about the clinic or to ask about low cost spay and neuter vouchers for your pet. Clinic Dates: 8/8/2016,  9/12/2016, 10/10/2016, 11/14/2016.


Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disease. There are currently no treatments for FA. About one in 50,000 people in the United States have Friedreich's Ataxia. Please visit the website http://www.curefa.org to learn more about FA and make an online donation to help continue the fight to find treatments and a cure.









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