July 18th Events

Ahoy, mateys!  Registration is now open for the Li’l Pirates program at Historic St. Mary’s City. Children will become a pirate for the morning and storm the Maryland Dove! The program, designed for children 3 – 6 years old, is offered in three sessions – July 18, 19, or 20 – from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Admission is $10 per child ($8 Friends members) with one accompanying adult free. Registration is required and will close on July 7. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum.  Bring a picnic and spend the day!  For more information or registration, contact Sharol at 240-895-4980 or email info@HSMCdigshistory.org. 

July 21st Events

On July 21 Michelle L. Hamilton, author of “I Would Still Be Drowned in Tears: Spiritualism in the Lincoln White House”, will present a talk at the . Dr. Samuel Mudd House. She will focus on how Mary Todd Lincoln’s grief over the death of their young son led to the Lincoln’s interest in Spiritualism, and will shed new light on how Mary Lincoln may not have been the only Spiritualist in the White House. The talk begins at 1:00 pm and will last about an hour. The talk is free. Complete your visit with a guided tour of the House. The cost for the tour is $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The talk is free. Complete your visit with a guided tour of the House. The cost for the tour is $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The house is located at 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD 30601. Seating is limited so come early. The house opens for tours at 11:00 p.m.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “9 to 5,” starting Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 29 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $15. Featured in the cast are Stacey Park, Lindsey Norris, Emily Quade, Greg Rumpf, Megan Rankin, Timothy Joyce, Tommy Chedester, Kevin Bongiovanni, Sophie Campbell, Kenneth Faison, Sarah Giese, Trinity Helm, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Joyce, Christopher Joyce, Chad Leo, Amanda LePore, Rebecca Masters, Chris Maulden, Sarah Pollard, Mady Richardson and Stephanie Taubert.

 

Come to shop the Coastal Arts Market where you will find local artists, crafters, makers, and growers selling unique handcrafted products.
In addition to the great shopping Coastal Arts Market, Inc and the Town of Leonardtown will feature musician Joe Parsons from 12:30 to 2:30 Joe will be playing all your favorite music from yesterday and today. So come out and support your local artists and crafters and have some fun. Hours are 9:00 to 3:00. Located at the Leonardtown Wharf, 22510 Washington St. Leonardtown MD.
July 20th Events
FRIDAY JULY 20– KARAOKE AT THE LEGION.  Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.alpost206.org/
 
July 25th Events

American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD is the proud host of the first annual American Legion, Department of MD, Junior Legion State All-Star Baseball Game. The game is being played Wednesday July 25th at The Southern MD Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf. Players have been selected from the Junior Legion Teams across the state to represent their American Legion Posts. Gates open at 5 p.m., game starts at 6 p.m. Ticket Prices are $3 in advance, $5 at the gate. All gate proceeds benefit the American Legion, Jr Legion Baseball Program in Maryland. Advanced tickets can be reserved by calling the American Legion Post 238 at 301-274-3522 and can be picked up at the gate. American Legion Members wearing their Service Cap, Military in uniform, Kids under 10 and kids wearing their baseball uniform are admitted free.

July 28th Events

The Great Mills High School Classes of 1972 and 1973 will have a class reunion on Saturday July 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Solomon-Conference Center in Solomons. There will be a dinner and dance featuring the band Wiskers. Make your checks out to Sharon Russell Mattingly and mail to 21560 Joe Hazel Road Leonardtown, Md 20650. Meet and greet and registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

 

Parents and their kids, looking for some swashbuckling fun, should look no further than the annual Pirates on the Potomac event. July 28 will be the day when the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park will host the family-friendly event (and buccaneers are invited as well!). Pirate-themed activities, games, a treasure hunt, costume contest and souvenirs will be part of the program. The event is geared toward children, ages 4 – 9 years. The morning session takes place 9 a.m. – noon. The afternoon session will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. 12 slots will be available at each session for kids ages 4 – 6 and 12 slots for kids ages 7 – 9. Cost is $10 per child and pre-registration is required. Event will be held at the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park, 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point. For more information, or to register your child, call 301-994-1471 or visit www.symarysmd.com/recreate/museums.   

 

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4315 Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser is Saturday, July 28th, from 2-12am, at 517 Colonial Ave, Colonial Beach VA. Look for fun throughout the day, raffles, games, corn hole tournament, $1,000.00 in cash prizes awarded, open mic until 7pm then live band starts at 8pm and plays to midnight. The Eagles #4315 have held this annual event for over 15 years, culminating in over $75,000.00 raised for cancer research. Last year the University of Virginia esophageal cancer research, VCU and the Eastern Virginia Medical School programs were benefactors of a $5,000.00 grant awarded to them on behalf of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie, Auxiliary #4315, participants and our donors. Great things happen when volunteers and participants convene for a worthy cause. We are a small club with a large heart. We are “People Helping People." We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Cancer Research benefit on July 28th. If you have interest in joining the Fraternal Order of Eagles, please stop in, have a look around, new and returning members are always welcome. 

July 29th Events

The Newtowne Players will present the hit musical “9 to 5,” starting Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 29 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $15. Featured in the cast are Stacey Park, Lindsey Norris, Emily Quade, Greg Rumpf, Megan Rankin, Timothy Joyce, Tommy Chedester, Kevin Bongiovanni, Sophie Campbell, Kenneth Faison, Sarah Giese, Trinity Helm, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Joyce, Christopher Joyce, Chad Leo, Amanda LePore, Rebecca Masters, Chris Maulden, Sarah Pollard, Mady Richardson and Stephanie Taubert.

August 1st Events

There will be BINGO at the Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Hwy-Waldorf Jaycee Bldg. on Wednesday August 1st. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For further information call 301-638-4420. 

August 2nd Events

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland will have a Re-Entry Job Fair & Expo A second chance opportunity for anyone who has trouble obtaining employment due to background checks. Thursday August 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm at the Waldorf American Job Center. Please join the Southern MD JobSource for our 2nd Chance Job Fair ' Everybody Deserves a 2nd Chance'. Come out and meet with up to 20 local businesses ready to hire YOU! And learn from community partners what resources are available in your area to assist you in moving forward! Let us help YOU find your next job! Meet with up to 20 businesses who are ready to hire YOU! Learn about occupational skills training! Get information on expungement! YOU are eligible for Federal Bonding! Call us at 301-374-1151 to learn about the resources we offer to help YOU get your next job!

August 3rd Events

Every year the Circle of Angels Initiative, Inc. hosts WWII USO Night of Remembrance and Music at the local historical site, Solomon’s Island, “the cradle of invasion.” Free and open to the public, the 11th Annual WWII USO Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gazebo on the Solomon riverwalk pavilion Friday, August 3.

August 4th Events

Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturdays, August 4 and September 1 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

 

The Optimist Club of Mechanicsville will have their 1st Annual Poker Run for Autism August 4th at 27130 S Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville. Sign up and register at 10 am and hit the road at Noon. 

August 5th Events

 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring our first Vendor Show on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM. We still have space available for more vendors. If you, or someone you know, has a business selling merchandise that  you run from home and would like to participate please contact Leone Gatton at 301-373-2221 or www.hvfd7.com. 

August 6th Events

The St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department will have a week long Jr. fire Camp for Middle School Age Children. The Camp will begin on August 6th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Please visit www.svfd.org for further information and applications. 

August 9th Events

The Port Tobacco River Conservancy’s Night on the River fundraiser will be at the Port Tobacco Marina Restaurant from 7 until 10:00 pm Thursday August 9, 2018. Solid Sender, a popular and versatile Maryland based trio, will provide the music. Ticket price of $50 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and one free glass of wine or beer. Group of ten tickets is just $475. A free pontoon boat tour of the river, free design your own T-shirt activity, dancing, raffles for a Wine Draw, 50/50 and a silent auction make for a fun night.   Tickets can be purchased at website: PortTobaccoRiver.org for PayPal orders or call Tina Wilson at 301-934-2025

August 11th Events

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is having a yard sale Saturday August 11th at their location in St. Mary’s Square off of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. 7AM- 11AM.  Vendors can rent a table call Laurie 301-863-6227x16

 

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Poker Run sponsored by the US Military Vets MC, Southern MD Chapeter will take place on Saturday August 11th at the Veterans Home. The purpose of this event is to raise money to buy needed items for the residents of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. This is our 16th year sponsoring the event. Signup is from 1100-1215 at the home and we request a donation of $20 per person. There is a total of $1000 in prize money, raffles, 50/50 and an auction. Food (while it lasts). Music will be by Frickin Chicken. ALL proceeds are used to purchase items for the residents. For more information visit  www.usmvmcmd3.org
 
August 12th Events
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/
 
The Annual Forget Me Not Brunch, Silent Auction and Car Show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association  will be held at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown on Sunday, August 12 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Tickets for the brunch may be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25.  For more information, you can call 240-298-3122 or e-mail alzbrunch@gmail.com.
 
Spend an afternoon at the American Chestnut Land Trust’s “Dog Days of Summer” 2nd Sunday event on August 12th! Come out to ACLT’s North Side Trailhead at 676 Double Oak Rd in Prince Frederick from 1-4pm to treat your pup to games, contests and crafts. Plus learn about hiking on our 22 miles of trails and check out training demos! Enjoy live music on the barn porch, cold beer and wine, “Linda’s on the Go” Food Truck and our mini farmers market offering produce and flowers freshly picked that morning. All proceeds support ACLT’s Double Oak Farm which annually donates thousands of pounds of naturally grown food to local food pantries. More info available at ACLTweb.org. Come on out for a dog-gone good time!
 
The 2nd District/Company 6 Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squd in Valley Lee will have an all you can eat Breakfast on Sunday August 12th. Starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.  –  Cost for adults is $10.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, Sausage Gray, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Hot Biscuits, Assorted Juices, Milk and Coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999 – NOTE: AUGUST BREAKFAST PRICE INCREASE TO $10.00 for ADULTS
 
 
August 13th 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. 

 

Blood Drive:  The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, August 13, 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=5205&opidh=C34C617022112AFE04BE5792EE18B823&idt=43288.222581  Give the gift of life!

August 18th Events

This summer, join us for musical entertainment performed by United States military bands at Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park. This is a Family friendly event. Bring blankets & a picnic or enjoy some take out during the show from one of our nearby restaurants. Pick up some crabs afterwards or enjoy dinner at one of our nearby restaurants. AUG. 18th, 3:30pm : Quantico United States Marine Corps Band. One of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. The band performs classical to contemporary pieces.

 

It's Children's Day at the St. Clement's Island Museum on Saturday August 18th from 11 am - 2pm. Join St. Clement's Island Museum in Colton's Point for a day of kid-friendly fun. Kids can enjoy FREE Water bottles (first 200 kids), Boy's and Girl's bike raffle, Snow Cones, Balloons, activities, games, and crafts, Face Painting and more! For more information, call 301-769-2222 or visit www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums

August 25th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Yard Sale, August 25th, Saturday; Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Reserve a space $10.00 (by 20th August) or mark your calendars to attend; For more information: Call Kelly at 240-299-5261 - Good time to get rid of items no longer needed!

 

Join the Southern Maryland Bootscooter for their Second Annual Alzheimer's Benefit Dance on Saturday August 25th starting at 6:00pm at the Waldorf Elks Lodge on Old Washington Road in Waldorf. They are scootin' their boots to find a cure for Alzheimer's. They will have a dance with all types of music, silent auction, games, dinner is included in the ticket price. TIckets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association - Charles County Division. For ticket information call 240-577-2579 or email somdbootscooters@gmail.com

 

August 27th Events

FREE ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR VETERANS. Is Entrepreneurship the right choice for you? Do you have a business idea but not sure where to start? Do you have a business and want to take it to the next level? Do you live or have a current business in Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary's County? 10 Week Program Begins September 10, 2018 with Weekly Classes. Project Opportunity is an intensive curriculum based 10 week cohort program that meets one night a week and is facilitated by business professionals and subject matter experts.  The program concludes with a formal business plan presentation.  Training Includes: Assessing Your Business Idea. Marketing Analysis. Financing and Financial Management. Business Structure and Taxes. Development of a Business Plan. Want to know more, register now at www.project-opportunity.com for the Southern Maryland Fall 2018 Orientation Session which will be held on August 27, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM at: Charles County Government Building – Blue Room 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, Maryland. Training and materials are provided free to veterans, but space is limited!  

September 1st Events

Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturday, September 1st from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

September 8th Events

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 8 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charles County! The Walk will take place at LaPlata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, MD 20646. 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/CharlesCounty. 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 8? Find a Walk near you at alz.org/walk. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! ?For more information, contact ? L?aKeysha Boyd-Moore  ?at  240.518.8496  ?or  lmoore1@alz.org ?. 

 

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/

 

The Community Life Center at 10210 HG Trueman Road in Lusby will have their 9th Annual Health Fair on Saturday Sept.8 from 9 am - 1 pm.  There will be Free health screenings, free flu and pneumonia shots, car seat checks, vision and hearing checks and dental screenings. 

September 10th 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. 

 

FREE ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING FOR VETERANS. Is Entrepreneurship the right choice for you? Do you have a business idea but not sure where to start? Do you have a business and want to take it to the next level? Do you live or have a current business in Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary's County? 10 Week Program Begins September 10, 2018 with Weekly Classes. Project Opportunity is an intensive curriculum based 10 week cohort program that meets one night a week and is facilitated by business professionals and subject matter experts.  The program concludes with a formal business plan presentation.  Training Includes: Assessing Your Business Idea. Marketing Analysis. Financing and Financial Management. Business Structure and Taxes. Development of a Business Plan. Want to know more, register now at www.project-opportunity.com for the Southern Maryland Fall 2018 Orientation Session which will be held on August 27, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM at: Charles County Government Building – Blue Room 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, Maryland. Training and materials are provided free to veterans, but space is limited!  

September 15th Events

The 2nd District/Company 6 Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee will have a Chicken Carry-Out Dinner, Saturday September 15th; Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Cost $12.00; Menu :  1/2 chicken; Coleslaw; Green beans; Parsley potatoes; and Dinner roll; Preorders Accepted; Contact Robin to preorder / for more information:  at 301-737-4366(H) or 240-577-0270(C)

September 18th Events

Calvert County Fair Idol Contest - 1st Place: $1,000.00 2nd Place : $500.00 3rd Place  $300.00. Entry is free! Auditions September 18th & 19th, Calvert County Fairgrounds Barstow, MD, Entry form accepted up until September 19th at Walk-up Registration Starts @ 6 pm each night, Audition Time: 7 pm, Contest is open to all amateur entertainers’ ages: 14-29, Must be resident of a Southern Maryland County(Anne Arundel Co., Calvert Co., Charles Co., Prince Georges Co. or St. Mary’s Co.) For more information: http://calvertcountyfair.com/fair-schedule/calvert-fair-idol/

September 19th Events
The Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron will present the Maryland Safe Boating Course on 19, 20, and 26 September in Lexington Park, 21541 Great Mills Road. If you operate a boat in Maryland waters, and were born after 1 July, 1972 you must have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education, and this course will help you meet the requirement. The interactive class will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 each night, with the exam given and certificates issued on the 19th. The course fee is $25 for the first family member and $10 for each additional member, and is open to all ages. For more information call 301-904-7265
 
Calvert County Fair Idol Contest - 1st Place: $1,000.00 2nd Place : $500.00 3rd Place  $300.00. Entry is free! Auditions September 18th & 19th, Calvert County Fairgrounds Barstow, MD, Entry form accepted up until September 19th at Walk-up Registration Starts @ 6 pm each night, Audition Time: 7 pm, Contest is open to all amateur entertainers’ ages: 14-29, Must be resident of a Southern Maryland County(Anne Arundel Co., Calvert Co., Charles Co., Prince Georges Co. or St. Mary’s Co.) For more information: http://calvertcountyfair.com/fair-schedule/calvert-fair-idol/
September 21st Event
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/
 
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. 
 
October 5th Events

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

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.

 

 

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. 

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
 

 

 

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/

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
 
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. 

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
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." 
 
Girl Scouts is offering several week-long day camps in Southern Maryland for girls in grades kindergarten to 5th grade. Girls who are not already in Girl Scouts can attend for just $45 for the week! For information, please call 301-861-5861.
 
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.