October 17th Events
October 19th Events

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay and take part in the annual U.S. Oyster Festival featuring the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday and Sunday October 20th and 21st at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Known for its exquisite range of seafood and exhibition of cultural activities surrounding oysters & the waterman's way of life in St. Mary's County, this annual festival also includes live music, local foods, arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and general family fun. Sponsored by the Rotary of Lexington Park, the National Shucking Championship includes competitors from all over the United States competing for the title of U.S. Oyster Shucking Champion. The U.S. winner then goes on to compete in Galway, Ireland for the World Shucking Championship. Admission at the door. 100% of the profits go to help local and Rotary assistance programs. 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am - 6pm Sunday. Brought to you by the Rotary of Lexington Park MD
 
Wear a super hero costume and be apart of the first Race 4 Heroes 5K Walk, Run, Roll or Fly. Saturday October 20th registration starts at 7:00 am. Tie those capes tight, bring your hero spirit and join other heroes as you complete a 5-kilometer run or walk through beautiful Solomons Island. Packet pick-up from 4:00-7:00 PM in the West Marine parking lot 10/19/2018. 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Registration, 8:00 AM – Costume Contest, 8:15 AM – Mini Heroes Race, 8:30 AM– 5K Run, Walk, Roll or Fly, 9:30 AM– Awards. For more help or information about the 2018 Race 4 Heroes  hosted in Solomons Island, contact Christina Payne, cepayne@comcast.net or 443-624-9508 or Dr. Jay Lipoff, 315-345-5437.
 
The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department wil lhave their Fall Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday 20th from 9 am - 4 pm. They are looking for vendors, crafters and of course shoppers. Table space fee is $40.00 and donate a small item to raffle off. Fee includes 8ft table and 2 chairs. Setup starts at 07:30am. Doors open to public at 09:00 till 4pm. Food will be available. If you are interested in renting a table or space please call Bettie @ 443-532-6951
 
Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
 
 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm
 
 
On Saturday October 20th please join Dr. Mudd House docent Bob Bowser as he interprets the story of convicted conspirator Ned Spangler. The talk will discuss the controversies of Ned's arrest and conviction, the bond formed between Spangler and Mudd in prison, and Spangler's time spent living and working on the Mudd farm. The talk will also discuss some of the Ned Spangler artifacts on display at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House museum. The talk will conclude with a "field trip" to Ned Spangler's grave at the Old St. Peter's Church cemetery approximately 1 mile from the Mudd House. All of our talks are free to the public and will begin at 1 pm in the Exhibit Building. Seating is limited, so please come early!
 
 On Saturday, Oct 20,2018 , the 10th Dist VFD will be holding its annual DKP toy run from 1pm to 5 pm, which benefits the Christmas Connection of Charles County. We will be meeting at the La Plata shopping center (the corner of Rt 6 & 301 ) at 1200 and at 1230 leaving for a ride to the firehouse. There will be live music and food available. Admission is 1 unwrapped toy or $10. All proceeds will benefit the Charles County Children's aid society and Christmas Connection . Motorcycles, cars and trucks are welcomed. For more information , see us on face book. 
 
On October 20th at 9 a.m., the Charles County Board of Social Services is hosting a 5K Run/Walk at the LaPlata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street in LaPlata.  The board supports, among other projects in Charles County, an annual holiday party and the new Clifford House Visitation Center for children in foster care.  Participants will receive a bib with timing chip and a t-shirt on race day.  Registration is only $15.  Please register at runsignup.com or follow the link on our Facebook page @CCBoss5k 
 
The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be selling Stuffed Ham and Chicken Salad sandwiches on Election Day, November 6, 2018 at the Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680.  Stuffed Ham sandwiches will be $6.00 each.  Chicken Salad sandwiches will be $3.00 each. Pre-orders 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 20, 2018.  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 leave a message with the same information.   Pre-orders can be picked up on Monday, November 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm or on Tuesday, November 6 beginning at 7 am.  Pre-Orders must be picked by 12:00 pm on Tuesday or they will be sold.  Baked goods and hot dogs will also be available for sale on Tuesday, 6 November.
 

 

 

October 21st Events

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

 

 

TOPS MD #0184 is having a bus trip to a casino on Sunday, Oct. 21.  $40 per person (payable in advance) Price includes: Bus, $15 free slot play, $7 buffet credit. Pickup Charlotte Hall 8:15, pickup Hollywood Firehouse 9:15.  Return by 7pm. Contact Ray 301-994-3142, Franny 301-373-2974, Tom 1-443-486-2907

 

On October 21st the Patuxent Moose Lodge will be have their Inagural Benefit Kickball Game to Support the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. The game will take place at Tippets Ball Field in Hollywood and start at 1 pm. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Basket Raffles, Door Prizes and Food for Purchase at the lodge after the game. 

October 22nd Events

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

October 24th Events

October 25th Events

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

 

Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
 
The St. Mary's Lions are calling all middle school student artists to participate in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. It's time to get out your pens, pencils, markers andpaits and show us what KINDNESS MATTERS means to you. One winner will be selected from each shool in St. Mary's County (including homeschoolers) and will be awarded a $50 prize. Winning posters will be forwarded to the next level of competition, where you'll have a chance to win $5,000 and a trip for two to the international presentation. The contest is open to St. Mary's County students, including homeschooled, who will be ages 11, 12 or 13 by November 15th, 2018. The deadline for entries is NOON October 25th, 2018. For rules and entry information go to http://lexingtonparklionsclub.org/
October 26th Events

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

 

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

 

Terror on the Home Front! Ghosts of Sotterley will take place October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th. Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. (and run every 10 minutes) Advance online reservations required. Visit Sotterley if you dare, the casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home. They won’t stay buried! Join us as a recruit and travel through the trails and woods at Historic Sotterley after dark. Let’s see if you can pass muster! Bwahahahahaha! ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15.00 per person (children under 2 are free). Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m. NO WALK-INS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time –please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine! www.sotterley.org
 
There will be a Quarter Auction by North Beach VFD Auxiliary on Friday October 26th. Doors open at 6 pm and the Auction starts at 7 pm at the firehouse on Bayside Road in chesapeake Beach. Cost: $3.00 per paddle to bid. Food and quarters will be available for purchase. Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. Contact dianabuck78@comcast.net
 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 FRIED SHRIMP DINNER - Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, and beverage for $12.   Public invited.  Call for more information 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALPost206.org
 
Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue of Southern Maryland, the region’s only 501C3 animal rescue group solely dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of shelter-bound dogs age 10 and over, will be hosting a benefit, Oldies for Oldies Concert and Silent Auction, on Friday, October 26 at the 5 South Event Center in Callaway, MD. Featuring the National Touring Beatles Stage Show, Bealtemania Again, the evening will include a concert, silent auction, 60’s style costume contest with $350 in cash prizes, dancing, raffles, cash bar and concessions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 each and can be purchase through Brown Paper Tickets. For more information visit www.sugarfacesrescue.org or call 410-474-2958.
October 27th Events

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

 

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

 

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

 

Craft & Vendor Event - October 27th at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department from 9 am to 3 pm.  Come support local business and do all of your holiday shopping in one place with over 40 crafters and vendors onsite.  We will have a Bake Sale and refreshments for sale as well as some other fun surprises.  Event hosted by the Auxiliary of the LVFD.
 
On October 27th the Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation will host an evening of food, drink, and dancing at the Haunted 1676 State House. Tickets are $125 per person and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as a photo booth to commemorate your evening fun. Festivities will feature a DJ, a silent auction, a juggler and entertainment from a fortune-teller. Evening attire requested and costumes are encouraged for this very special event. All proceeds are to benefit Historic St Mary’s City Museum’s research and educational programs. For information about the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or Info@HSMCDigsHistory.org.
 
The 2018 Maryland STEM Festival and Expo is being held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland.  The Expo runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Come and spend the day at this event. For more information on the Maryland STEM Festival and Expo, visit marylandstemfestival.org or contact Ms. Denise Mandis at 301-475-5511 ext. 32138 or Mr. Jason Hayes at 301-475-5511 ext. 32116. 
 
The Sons of the American Legion will host their annual Bull Roast & Oyster Scald on Saturday, October 27th at the American Legion Post 255, in Ridge. Roast Beef and Oyster dinners served from 12pm - 5pm. Live band, corn hole tournament & door prizes will be drawn. All proceeds to benefit local charities.
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 MOTOWN DANCE   What’s your favorite tune?  The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 8:00 p.. m. until midnight. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas.  Tickets available at the door.  Public warmly welcomed.  For information call 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org.
 
This year marks the 10th year for Bluegrass for Hospice. The event will be held on Saturday October 27, 2018 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.The one day fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House, will begin at Noon with the gates opening at 11AM. This family event will include raffles, silent auction, many giveaways, and live Bluegrass music by national and local talent.Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. To purchase tickets using a credit card, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3563410. If you’d rather purchase them by mail, send 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. The deadline for advance ticket sales will be October 20th. For more information on Bluegrass for Hospice-2018, go to the event website at www.bluegrassforhospice.com or call 301-737-3004. Vendor applications are now being accepted for the event. Call or go to the event website for complete details.
 
 
October 28th Events

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

 

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

 

 

The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department will hold it's Annual Oyster Scald and All-U-Can-Eat Buffet! Sunday October 28th, 2018 from 12-5pm! $27 per adult for the Eat In Buffet, $12 for children 6-12, and children 5-under eat free! The buffet includes fried chicken, fried oysters, stuffed ham, baked ham, green beans, parsley potatoes, cabbage, macaroni salad, rolls, coffee and tea! $10 per bucket for Scalded Oysters! Football games will be televised, as well as we will have a Bake Sale and Raffles! Delivery is available within 15 miles with minimum of 4 orders. Call Andrew at (301) 751-6154 and we hope to see you soon!

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28– 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.  For information call 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALpost206.org

 

Join United Way of St. Mary’s County in this fun Walk/Run 5k to support The Snack Saks Program in our county schools at Lancaster Park, Lexington Park, MD Registration 9:00am Race Time: 10am Date: Sunday, October 28th Costumes are Welcome! Timed Race Prizes www.unitedwaysmc.org to register United Way of St. Mary’s County 

 

The American Legion in Hughesville is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28th starting at 4 pm.

 

October 31st Events

Safe Candy Give-Away. Location: Fire Station 3, Lexington Park, MD (46900 S. Shangri La Drive, Lexington Park) Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Bring your ghosts and goblins for a safe candy giveaway - COST IS FREE

November 1st Events

On Thursday, November 1st starting at 4:00 p.m., Historic Sotterley continues the Common Ground Connected Heritage Project: Safeguarding the Material Culture of Sotterley’s People. Tours will be available and Speaker Series #7 with Joe McGill at 7 pm. Please call 301-373-2280 for reservations for tours and for the Speaker Series. FREE to the public, but space is limited.

 

November 2nd Events

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

 

The St. Mary's County Homeless Prevention Board will have a Community Resource and Assistance Day on November 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm at the Lexington Park United Methodist Church on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Description of the event - A day for our community to be able to find resources and assistance for various needs all in one place. This is a free event! 

 

 

There will be a Breakfast with Santa Claus at Fire Station 3 on Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park on Sunday December 2nd from 8 am - Noon. Come out and have breakfast with Santa Claus! Menu will be: Waffles, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, Fried Potatoes, Scalloped Apples

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
 
 On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm
 
The NAACP, Calvert County Branch invites you to attend a luncheon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the 100th anniversary of the NAACP’s fight to save the lives of Black soldiers falsely accused of murder. The lunch will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:30 AM at the Rod ‘n’ Reel Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. The cost is $50 payable in advance and $55 payable at the door. After lunch view a film about the little known history of the largest murder trial in U. S. military history resulting in the hanging of 19 Black soldiers and life sentences for 63 others. Tribute will also be paid to seven Black Calvert County soldiers who lost their lives in service during World War I: Privates – Alonza Brown, James Butler, Willis Curtis, John Gross, Thornton Gorman, Joseph S Jones and Benjamin Kent. The theme of the Luncheon is: “Don’t Hate – VOTE”
For tickets or more information, call:(410) 474-9420, (410) 535-0413, (443) 968-1152
 
On November 3rd & 4th, the Southern Maryland TableTop Gaming Community will be playing games for 24 hours to raise funds for sick kids at our local children's hospital! ExtraLife is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. On Game Day (Nov. 3rd and 4th), we will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends! 100% of the donations go to Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids! Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. The theme of the events will be duos, so players will play in teams of 2, pairing up to see who the greatest duo is! ExtraLife 24 Hour Marathon Schedule: Saturday, November 3rd 3PM - Magic the Gathering 2-Headed Giant 3PM - Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Duel 7PM - Dungeons & Dragons Epic 11PM - Warhammer Duos Tournament Sunday, November 4th 5AM - Board Game Breakfast 9AM - X-Wing Duos Tournament 12PM - Pokémon Duos Tournament EVENT DETAILS Location: 22599 MacArthur Blvd. Suite #126 California, MD 20619 ExtraLife Team Page: https://www.extra-life.org/team/41783 Phone number: 240-587-0791
 

 

November 4th Events

On November 3rd & 4th, the Southern Maryland TableTop Gaming Community will be playing games for 24 hours to raise funds for sick kids at our local children's hospital! ExtraLife is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. On Game Day (Nov. 3rd and 4th), we will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends! 100% of the donations go to Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids! Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. The theme of the events will be duos, so players will play in teams of 2, pairing up to see who the greatest duo is! ExtraLife 24 Hour Marathon Schedule: Saturday, November 3rd 3PM - Magic the Gathering 2-Headed Giant 3PM - Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Duel 7PM - Dungeons & Dragons Epic 11PM - Warhammer Duos Tournament Sunday, November 4th 5AM - Board Game Breakfast 9AM - X-Wing Duos Tournament 12PM - Pokémon Duos Tournament EVENT DETAILS Location: 22599 MacArthur Blvd. Suite #126 California, MD 20619 ExtraLife Team Page: https://www.extra-life.org/team/41783 Phone number: 240-587-0791

 

 

The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club will host their 19th Annual Holiday Basket/Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, November 4th to benefit Stephen’s Fund at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.  Proceeds will benefit special needs children and their families. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo will start at 1:00 p.m.   For more information please call 240-298-3885.

November 7th Events

Wednesday, November 7th there will be a CASH BINGO at the Waldorf Jaycee Bldg., 3092 Crain Hwy-.Anyone over the age of 18 are welcome. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For further information call 301-638-4420. (Hosted by Senior Services a non-profit United Way partner agency “Caring for Those Who Cared for You”)

 

The Humane Society of Calvert County is having a cutest dog calendar contest. 13 winners will be featured in the 2019 Calendar. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Calvert County, so enter your dog today. The contest ends on November 7th. To enter your dog visit https://my.360photocontest.com/HSCCcalendarcontest

November 8th Events

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

 

November 9th Events

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

 

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

 

November 10th Events

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

 

Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary Yard Sale will be held Saturday, November 10th at the squad building from 7 a.m. to noon. Tables can be rented for $10. Please call 301-884-5428 for rentals.

November 11th Events
On November 11th the J.P. Home in Waldorf will have their 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run at Laurel Springs Park In La Plata.  For more information please visit our website at https://www.jphome-md.org/
November 12th Events

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

November 14th Events

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

November 17th Events

 

 

November 18th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its Annual Fall Craft Fair. It will be held on Sunday, November 18th 2018 from 10AM -3PM in the Social Hall located at 24801 Three Notch Rd. Hollywood MD 20636.  Admission and parking are free.  There will be over 100 craft vendors from all over MD and some from VA with a wide variety of handmade items.  The LA will provide refreshments.  Stuffed ham will also be available for sale by the pound.  There will be a bake table and a raffle for a $300 VISA Gift Card.   An ATM machine will be available.

November 20th Events

There will be a public hearing at the Charlotte Hall Library on November 20th starting at 6 PM to introduce the PTLT proposal to expand the Huntersville Rural Legacy Area. PTLT has been the St. Mary’s County Sponsor of the Huntersville Rural Legacy Area since it was established, and we expanded it once in 2004. With a majority of the existing Rural Legacy Area protected, we need to expand it again to provide opportunities for other land owners in the County to take advantage of the Rural Legacy Program. Under the Rural Legacy Program, owners of land 35-acreas or larger can sell a conservation easement limiting future development of the land forever. This allows them to get paid to keep their land in agricultural or forestry uses. The program is totally voluntary and provides a good method of managing an estate when not all family members want to stay on the farm. We want to hear from landowners about the program and answer any questions they may have. We encourage you to join us on November 20th at the Charlotte Hall library to learn more about this opportunity, or feel free to send an e-mail to Andrew@Patuxent-Tidewater.org or SaveLand@Patuxent-Tidewater.org 
Read more on our website: www.Patuxent-Tidewater.org

November 23rd Events

Port Tobacco Players is an award-winning community theater in La Plata, MD. The Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to entertain, educate, uplift, challenge, enlighten, and enrich their audiences, volunteers and community by providing consistent quality productions at affordable prices. PTP is celebrating their 70th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows. Next up is “A Christmas Carol in Washington” Directed By Mike Gahan and Produced by William Righter, “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is the world premier of an adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington DC and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. Seeing this play will be a wonderful way for you to join in on the celebration of PTP’s 70th Anniversary and start your holiday season. The play runs from Nov 23rd thru Dec 16th . Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-932-6819 or online at www.ptplayers.com.

November 24th Events

There will be a Winter Wonderland at Fire Station 3 on Shangri La Drive in Lexington Parkon Saturday, November 24 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Want a Fun Family Activity to do after Thanksgiving? Then come to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Winter Wonderland on Saturday, November 24 from 5pm-9pm. The Christmas tree lighting will be at 6:00 pm. There will be moon bounces, fire trunk rides, face painting, craft activities and pictures with Santa and a special appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog.  And parents, there will be plenty of items for you too including 50/50 and several gift raffles. Attendance is FREE (there will refreshments available to purchase)

November 25th Events

November 30th Events

Port Tobacco Players is an award-winning community theater in La Plata, MD. The Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to entertain, educate, uplift, challenge, enlighten, and enrich their audiences, volunteers and community by providing consistent quality productions at affordable prices. PTP is celebrating their 70th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows. Next up is “A Christmas Carol in Washington” Directed By Mike Gahan and Produced by William Righter, “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is the world premier of an adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington DC and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. Seeing this play will be a wonderful way for you to join in on the celebration of PTP’s 70th Anniversary and start your holiday season. The play runs from Nov 23rd thru Dec 16th . Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-932-6819 or online at www.ptplayers.com.

December 1st Events

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

 

The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association will be holding it's annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show on: Saturday December 1st 10am - 3 pm at Golden Beach Fire House 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Bring your kids to have their pictures taken with Santa.  Santa arrives at 11 am. Sorry no pets allowed. Kids you can do your Christmas shopping for your family at our Kids Table. There will be numerous vendors: door prizes: and food for sale. Vendors- rent a table for $35.00 Please pre-register for the table by calling Carol Farley at 240-299-9091. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped gift to donate to needy families in the area.

December 7th Events

Port Tobacco Players is an award-winning community theater in La Plata, MD. The Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to entertain, educate, uplift, challenge, enlighten, and enrich their audiences, volunteers and community by providing consistent quality productions at affordable prices. PTP is celebrating their 70th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows. Next up is “A Christmas Carol in Washington” Directed By Mike Gahan and Produced by William Righter, “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is the world premier of an adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington DC and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. Seeing this play will be a wonderful way for you to join in on the celebration of PTP’s 70th Anniversary and start your holiday season. The play runs from Nov 23rd thru Dec 16th . Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-932-6819 or online at www.ptplayers.com.

December 9th Events
In celebration of  Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. 28th year of service to our community, they invite all volunteers, (past, present or future) to join them on Sunday, December 9th at Summerseat Farm from 1 pm until 4 pm for their open house. The farm is located at 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md. There will be scrap books on display to share from yesterday. Also, a silent auction. Refreshments will be served. Please come and share in our success and wonderful memories of the past 28 years.
For more information, call 301-884-2905.
 
The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary are selling raffle tickets for a basket of gift cards, certificates and holiday cheer! The basket has a value of $500. The drawing will be held during the Breakfast with Santa on December 9th. For information or to purchase tickets, call Brabara Sue at 301-769-2654.
 
December 14th Events

Port Tobacco Players is an award-winning community theater in La Plata, MD. The Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to entertain, educate, uplift, challenge, enlighten, and enrich their audiences, volunteers and community by providing consistent quality productions at affordable prices. PTP is celebrating their 70th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows. Next up is “A Christmas Carol in Washington” Directed By Mike Gahan and Produced by William Righter, “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is the world premier of an adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington DC and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. Seeing this play will be a wonderful way for you to join in on the celebration of PTP’s 70th Anniversary and start your holiday season. The play runs from Nov 23rd thru Dec 16th . Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-932-6819 or online at www.ptplayers.com.

December 31st Events

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
 
On the First Wednesday of each month the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure at the Circuit Court for Charles County Law Library 200 Charles Street La Plata, MD 20646. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation. Reservations requested – please call 301-932-3322
 
If you are a youth who loves singing or playing music, would like to be challenged and experience a wider range of musical opportunities, join SMYOC now! Applications for all choral and orchestral ensembles are now available and auditions will be held in August. Visit our website smyoc.org for more information and to apply!
 
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) is seeking volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help staff its Joining Forces telephone hotline for Maryland's low-income veterans. Launched in 2014 with funding provided by the Legal Services Corporation's Pro Bono Innovation Grant, the Joining Forces hotline provides individuals who are low-income and who have served in any branch of the military with direct and immediate access to legal assistance and brief advice on a wide range of civil legal issues. The Joining Forces hotline is staffed by volunteer attorneys on Tuesdays (3:00pm - 7:00pm), and Thursdays (9:30am - 1:30pm). Volunteers can answer hotline calls from the comfort of their own homes or offices. Detailed information, in the form of scripts, about various areas of civil law is provided to volunteers to use as a reference when responding to inquiries from callers. For more information about how to become involved with Maryland Legal Aid as a pro bono attorney, contact Pro Bono Program Director, Anais Taboas, at 410-951-7624 or ataboas@mdlab.org. 
 
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.
 
 
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.