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Solomons Youth Lacrosse Club is registering for this year's season, which begins in March and runs through May. Practices will start mid-February. Solomons Lacrosse, serving the greater southern Calvert County area, is for boys age 5 to 15 who want to come play the fastest growing sport in the country! No experience is necessary. Registration is underway now, with in-person registration occurring over the next several weeks. Please contact solomonslax@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for more details.

If you have not been to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) yet, now is your chance to experience this delightful Arts Center for FREE on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Celebrate the first Maker’s Market of 2013 inside the Arts Building of Annmarie Garden, during the Valentine’s Maker’s Market. Buy homemade, homegrown, and handmade goods! Admission to Maker’s Market is FREE.  Ample, accessible and convenient parking is located in the parking lot and adjacent parking field. Handicap parking is available through the main gate. For additional information please visit www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.

Do you and your grandchildren ever wonder what goes on after hours at the Library?  Come to Calvert Library Prince Frederick for Teddy Bear Camp Calvert and find out!  Register and drop off a stuffed animal to Teddy Bear Camp Calvert at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Monday, February 4 through Wednesday, February 6, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Then, on Saturday, February 9, from Noon - 2 p.m., bring a picnic lunch and return to the library to pick up your stuffed animal, watch the overnight exploits of the “campers” on a big screen, read stories, play games, and make s’mores!  For further information contact Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or visit the library’s website at:  http://calvert.lib.md.us.

The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477 for more information.

Calvert Hospice is offering a free, 7-week course to help grieving persons integrate loss into life in healthy ways. This class provides an opportunity for sharing and learning around a common theme, “Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart.”   Pre-registration is required to attend this series of group sessions. There is no cost and a course book will be provided.  Participants may choose to purchase or return their course book at the end of the study. Beginning February 5, 2013, the sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, 4559 Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, MD. For more information about Hospice programs and services call: 410.535.0892 or go online to www.calverthospice.org.

Bingo is held every Friday night at St. Leonard firehouse on Calvert beach road. Sponsored by the St. Leonard Alarmers. Doors open at 6 pm. Early bird starting at 7 pm and regular bingo immediately after. Money taken in helps benefit the St. Leonard Vol. Fire dept... we offer refreshments at our concession stand. For any other info they can contact the fire house and ask for Willie 410-586-1713. And our jackpot right now is at $5000 and will be until someone is luck and wins. Then it will start back at $1000 and increase every week if it is not hit.

The Charles County Antique Arts Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Charles County Social Services Building.  Bill Thomas, President of the Baltimore Glass Company will be our presenter.  Mr. Thomas's program is entitled "The First Hundred Years of American Glass."  His real specialty is the history of American Glass.  Bill is a glass appraiser as well.  Please bring glass items of interest for display and discussion.   For information call 301-934-2146.  Visitors are welcome.

There will be a dinner theater Feb 1 and 2, at Our Lady Star of the Sea School  in Solomons, Maryland. The Alumni Players will perform “Friends To The End”, a comedy mystery and a delicious buffet dinner will be served. Doors open at 6pm and the dinner and show begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $33 per person. For more information and reservations, call (410)326-3008.


La Plata High School's Class of 73 is searching for classmates for their 40th high school reunion.  For more information please email  LPHS73@hotmail.com

Feral Cat Rescue is a charitable organization helping to reduce the feral cat population in St Mary’s County. For a limited time, Feral Cat Rescue is offering FREE Spay or Neuter certificates for cats residing in zip code 20653. Certificates can be used for BOTH domestic and feral cats. Just call 301-475-5059 for more information. We can also lend you a trap. Please help reduce the number of homeless, unwanted, and abandoned cats by spaying and neutering with these FREE certificates. 301-475-5059.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick as we present a romantic drama based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife. It is the story of a Chicago librarian who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to time travel involuntarily. Despite this complication, he tries to build a stable future with the beautiful young woman he loves. Lights go down at 6:00 pm, and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30 pm.  Light refreshments and coffee will be served.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

Do you and your grandchildren ever wonder what goes on after hours at the Library?  Come to Calvert Library Prince Frederick for Teddy Bear Camp Calvert and find out!  Register and drop off a stuffed animal to Teddy Bear Camp Calvert at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Monday, February 4 through Wednesday, February 6, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Then, on Saturday, February 9, from Noon - 2 p.m., bring a picnic lunch and return to the library to pick up your stuffed animal, watch the overnight exploits of the “campers” on a big screen, read stories, play games, and make s’mores!  For further information contact Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or visit the library’s website at:  http://calvert.lib.md.us.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick as we present a romantic drama based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife. It is the story of a Chicago librarian who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to time travel involuntarily. Despite this complication, he tries to build a stable future with the beautiful young woman he loves. Lights go down at 6:00 pm, and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30 pm.  Light refreshments and coffee will be served.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

On February 7,  local historian Pete Himmelheber will offer a free lecture on what may be Maryland's oldest continually used thoroughfare,  Mattapany Road.  The talk will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center auditorium (18751Hogaboom Lane).   Himmelheber will share his research about the origin of the road’s name and its evolution -- the paths it has taken and the development that stood along its shoulders.  Historic St.  Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@stmaryscity.org.

The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata, will hold a Roast Pork/Dressing Dinner on Friday, February 8, 2013, 6 - 8 p.m. - $ 10.00. Menu: Roast Pork with Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Rolls, Tea, Coffee. Desserts available. PUBLIC WELCOME. Please come and support veterans, active-duty military, and Post 82. Call (301) 934-8221 for further info."

A Contra Dance sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance, featuring caller Kim Forry will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30. Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise)! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, it’s about time you tried it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7:00 to get some instruction in the various dances. Admission is $8 for non-SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). No fancy or outlandish clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For more information and directions go to www.smtmd.org.

Solomons Youth Lacrosse Club is registering for this year's season, which begins in March and runs through May. Practices will start mid-February. Solomons Lacrosse, serving the greater southern Calvert County area, is for boys age 5 to 15 who want to come play the fastest growing sport in the country! No experience is necessary. Registration is underway now, with in-person registration occurring over the next several weeks. Please contact solomonslax@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for more details.

In honor of Black History Month, Sotterley Plantation is pleased to offer the second of five 2nd Saturday Series presentations entitled, “Slavery, Resistance and Freedom.” These specialty tours will run on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Slavery was a part of Sotterley’s history from the turn of the 18th century and lasted for over 160 years. Hear the voices and visit the places where African Americans lived and labored. Advance reservations only. $15 per person. Limited to 20 people per session. Ages 13 and up. Outdoor walking required. Purchase tickets online: www.sotterley.org. (Snow date: 2/25/12)

Indoor Yard Sale at the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department on Feb. 9th, 2013 from 8am-1pm. Indoor space available for $15. Call Michelle at (301) 399-9623 or Phyllis at (540) 845-1567 to reserve a space or for info!

On Feb 9th, 2013 the VFW Post 2632 in California Maryland will be hosting a Blues Night with Recording Artists "BIG BOY LITTLE BAND". This event is scheduled to start at 8pm and go till Midnight.  There is no cover charge and the public are welcome.

SATURDAY  FEBRUARY 9 - COUNTRY DANCE.  Time to Boogie, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance,  teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206  in the upper level  Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.   For information call  301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

Michael W. Twitty, well-known food historian, will present a mouth watering talk and demonstration of Chesapeake Bay Foodways, from an African American Perspective, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) on Saturday, February 9, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person, no reservations are required. For additional information please visit www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.

Come out and enjoy a Sunday morning Breakfast with the Knights Of Columbus, Council #10957. Location: St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall , Newtown Neck Rd., Compton, Md. Time: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30PM. Menu: Scrambled eggs, Pancakes (plain & Blueberry), Sausage, “Sausage Gravy & Biscuits”, Coffee, Tea, Juice and fruit cups. Cost: Good Will Donation. Proceeds will be used for renovations to Parish Hall

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring an All-You-Can Eat Breakfast on February 10th, 2013, from 7:30 AM until 11:00 AM at the Rescue Squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood.  The menu will be: Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Sausage Links, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, Escalloped Apples, Chipped Beef, assorted juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.  The cost will be adults: $9.00; children ages 5-12 years $4.00 and children under age 5 are free. Carry Outs available.

The Mechanicsville Moose Lodge is having a membership drive on February 10, 2013. The band, LongReef from Sydney, Australia will be performing live with local band Rock Bottom opening. Music starts at 3:30 and tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge in the social quarters from 12 noon until 10pm everyday or, call 301-884-5454 to speak to the club steward on duty for more information. This show is open to the public. But tickets are limited so please purchase your tickets as soon as you can.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY  10 – ALL U CAN EAT SWEETHEART BREAKFAST.   For a very special treat, bring your Sweetheart to start off the day with a hearty breakfast including Chef Charlotte’s Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits,  Pastries, Fruit, and Chip Beef.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Hall in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $12; kids 6-12 $6; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys willbe available for a nominal charge.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

Waldorf VFD Auxiliary Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper to be held on February 12, 2013 at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire department on Route 925 from 4 pm - 8 pm. The price for the dinner is $8 for adults and children over 6, which includes all you can eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice. Yummy bake sale items will be available.

Our Lady of the Wayside will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on February 12, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm. Prices are $8 for adults and $6 dollars for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage, bacon, fried potatoes, coffee and juice. For additional information please contact Brenda Russell at 301-373-2709 or at rsbrssll@ AOL.COM

TUESDAY  FEBRUARY 12– TEX-MEX CASUAL TUESDAY DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.    The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

The Leonardtown High School Class of 1988 would like to announce that our 25 year reunion is on July 20th. Please contact the committee at LHSClassof88@hotmail.com, or call 301-248-0694 for information or to purchase tickets.

WE NEED MEMBERS!!!  The regular monthly meeting of the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be held on Wednesday,  February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood.  Anyone wishing to become a member of the Auxiliary is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 240-298-7956.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14 – SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DINNER.  Bring your Sweetheart to celebrate this special occasion with Surf and Turf.    Hosted jointly by the Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, the dinner will be served in the upper level dining room of the post on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.   A bartender will be available  at the cash bar for your convenience.  The price of $20 includes all sides and a beverage.  Advanced sale of tickets only; no sales at the door.  They may be obtained from the Legion Bartender .  For more information call (301)855-6466.www.ALpost206.org

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2013 capital grants under the MHT Historic Preservation Grant Program. The purpose of this capital projects program is to assist and encourage efforts to acquire and preserve historic properties. In this funding cycle, grants will only be awarded to assist properties on which MHT already holds a preservation easement recorded in the local land records on or before the application postmark deadline of February 15, 2013. Grant awards will range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Anne Raines, MHT Capital Grants and Loans Administrator, at (410) 514-7634 or araines@mdp.state.md.us for assistance in determining your project's eligibility.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15  –CRAB IMPERIAL DINNER – Chef Clarisse will be dishing up this luscious entre with all the sides and a beverage beginning at 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm   Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary,  this is a meal you won’t soon forget. Come to the lower level dining room.  Cost is $10 including sides,salad, and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 - MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

The Hollywood Rescue Squad is sponsoring a cruise aboard the Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore for a 6-night Bermuda cruise (September 27 to October 3, 2013).  The ship will dock in Kings Wharf, Bermuda on September 29th and depart on October 1st giving you time to sightsee.  Cruise rates are based on double occupancy:  Inside Cabin is $891 per person; Ocean View Cabin is $971 per person; and a Balcony Cabin is $1,371 per person.  A deposit of $250.00 per person reserves your cabin. Roundtrip motor-coach from St. Mary’s County, port charges, taxes, fees, prepaid gratuities and a donation to the Hollywood Rescue Squad are included in the rates.  Valid passports are required for this cruise.  For further information, please contact Marcie at 301-472-4552.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland invites you to attend our annual meeting at the Leonardtown Library on Saturday, February 16Th at 10 am. There will be a silent auction and refreshments will be served before the meeting. Volunteers are always needed to help rescued Golden's, especially foster families. Foster families keep a foster dog in their home until a permanent home is found. The rescue pays all expenses for the foster family.If you are interested in volunteering for that or other positions in the rescue please attend the meeting or visit goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org.

All teens are invited to “Show What You Know” at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Wednesday, February 20, 2013!  Join other teens for an evening of playing mini-versions of Jeopardy, Chain Reaction, The Pyramid, and The Match Game! The fun lasts from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and refreshments will be served! Registration is requested.  To register, go to www.calvert.lib.md.us   For more information, contact Rachel Hummel at 410-535-0291.

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad  755 Solomons Island Road S. Prince Frederick, Md 20678  will be holding a Fried Chicken and Steamed Shrimp Feast on February 23, 2013. Food will be served from 5 pm til 6:30 pm with dance to follow at 7 pm. The band will be Country Memories. Advanced tickets will be sold at the station and are $30.00 or $35.00 at the door.  For further information contact the squad at 410-535-9836.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 – OLDIES DANCE (Formerly the HAND DANCE).  Music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s for dancing from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.    Open to the public.  $10.00 per person includes fountain sodas, draft beer, and snacks.  Cash Bar and food also available.  American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Upper Level Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Call Fred Baumgarner for further information 301-855-6466. www.ALPost206.ORG

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood.  The menu will be:  Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Rolls, Coffee and Tea.  Dessert Table will be available.  The cost will be Adults $13.00 (eat-in or carryout), Children 5-12 $6.00, Children under 5 Free.

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a Purses and Totes Bingo on February 24, 2013 at the Ridge Fire House,13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD  20680.  Doors open at 1 pm and Bingo begins at 2 pm.  Prizes will be Coach, Vera Bradley, Longaberger Sisters, and 31 Purses and Bags.  There will be money games, specials, pull tabs, raffles, and refreshments. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the Door.  Advanced tickets must be purchased no later than February 22.  To purchase tickets, email auxiliary@ridgevfd.org or call 301-872-5671.  Those purchasing advanced ticket sales will be entered into a drawing. Tickets are non-refundable.  There will be only ONE ITEM won per game.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26 –“CASUAL TUESDAY DINNER”. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu will be Shrimp.  The cost is $10, including sides, salad, and beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

Basket Bingo – There will be a Relay For Life Basket Bingo on Thursday, February 28th at 7 p.m. at the MVFD Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, MD. Admission is $20 and includes bingo cards for 20 regular games and a chance to win 1 of 20 door prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concessions will be available. There will be additional specials, a Basket Raffle, a 50/50 Raffle and a Silent Auction. All baskets will include a protector and will be filled with surprises. This bingo will benefit the American Cancer Society. If you have any questions, you can call Brenda Tominack at 301-373-2526 for more details.

The Leonardtown High School Class of 1988 would like to announce that our 25 year reunion is on July 20th. Please contact the committee at LHSClassof88@hotmail.com, or call 301-248-0694 for information or to purchase tickets.

Do you eat spam from a can?  Have you ever eaten green eggs with a slice of ham? Well if you have, this is the place for you to celebrate with a smile, for it is Theodor Seuss Geisel‘s Birthday!! Register your early rhymers K- 5 graders at Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00am for interactive learning loaded with fun. For further information contact Beverly Izzi at 410-535-0291 or visit the library’s website at:  http://calvert.lib.md.us.

Test your skills while playing basketball with the best Charles County has to offer. This basketball league is designed to allow middle school students who have dreams of playing high school basketball an opportunity to play against their peers. Players can only play at the middle school community center that they currently attend. Students attending private school must play for the center in their appropriate school zone. This program is open to all students in grades 6 through 8 for the 2012-2013 school year.  Divisions are 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys; as well as 6th-8th grade girls.  Practice is estimated to start the week of March 11. Registration fee is $90 (or $75 if you register by February 16). The registration deadline is March 2. Save $15 if you register by February 16. Register online at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. For more information, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, ext 5152.

The Mechanicsville Optimists will be having their 28th Annual Fantasy Night at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments Social Hall on March 9th. Tickets are on sale now and include admission for two, buffet dinner, live music, cash prizes and more. For more information visit www.mechanicsvilleoptimists.org.

Rock 'N' Roll for Rescues. The Fabulous Hubcaps will be hosting a Saturday night fundraiser for the Humane Society of Calvert County on March 9, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Solomons Island beginning at 7:30 pm. An added treat will be the appearance of Calvert County’s “own Rockin’ Elvis!” Tickets are $40.00 and are available online at https://www.ticketriver.com/event/5716-rock-n-roll-for-rescues or from Gail Prisel. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will also be a Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Gail Prisel at (410) 286-2679. They are also looking for sponsors to help with expenses so all ticket proceeds can go to benefit the animals in HSCC’s care. If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Gail at the number listed above.

Gather family and friends for an evening of fun playing B-I-N-G-O!  Themed gift baskets valued at least $100 will be given as prizes for all regular games.  Grand Finale themed basket valued at least $300.  Doors open at 4:30PM.  Early bird games begin at 5:30PM.  Regular games begin at 6:00PM.  Admission:  Over 10 yrs. $20.00 for 20 regular games,  10 yrs. and under $10.00 for 20 regular games.  March 9th Proceeds from this event benefit the Northern High School instrumental music program.

Save The Date! The 4th annual Charles County Sheriff's Office Bike Ride is scheduled for March 16, 2013. The event benefits United Way of Charles County and Spring Dell Center equally, and is a great way to get started shaping up for the summer! Everyone is welcome to come and ride all of or a portion of the 26 mile, scenic Rail Trail. Inline skaters are welcome! Event backpacks, lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided to all who participate. This year the event will kick off at the Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head, MD with check-in at 9:00 a.m. and a flex-start time of 10:00 a.m. Registration forms are now available to download from the United Way of Charles County web site Special Events tab, www.unitedwaycharles.org or calling (301) 609-4844 to have one mailed to you. We look forward to seeing you ride for such a worthy cause. See you on the Trail!

SATURDAY MARCH 16 – ST PATRICK’S DAY DINNER/DANCE.  Put on the Green and come to THE place to celebrate St Paddy’s Day,  in the upper level of the American Legion Post on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Traditional dinner of Ham, Corned Beef, Cabbage, Boiled Potatoes, sides, soft beverages, and draft beer.  Cash bar available.   Dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. and dancing to the tunes of 2-4-U will begin at 8:00.  Tickets may be purchased from the Legion Bartender. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25.00 at the door,  $10 for carryout, and after 8:00 p.m. (Dance only).  Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion; questions may be directed to (301)855-6466 or (410)257-9878. www.ALpost206.org

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, we'll be hosting our 6th Annual We're Looking for Trouble 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run! Kids' Fun Run starts at 8:45 AM 5K starts at 9:00 AM. The race will follow the Three Notch Trail and will begin and end at the Northern Senior Center. The Northern Senior Center is located at 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Parking will be available at the race site. Pre-register by April 4, 2013, for a chance to win an iPad 2! Chip Timing will be done by RaceDC Timing! Rain or Shine Event
$20.00 Early Bird Registration by February 28, 2013
$25.00 Pre-Registration 5K Run/Walk by April 4, 2013
$10.00 Kids' Fun Run or 5K Run/Walk (Kids 10 and under)
$30.00 Race Day Registration 5K Run/Walk (Race day registration begins at 7:30AM)
Group Registration fee is $20/person (Please provide form for each member of group and submit as packet with check by April 4, 2013) For additional forms or to register online, visit us at www.looking4trouble5k.com or call the St. Mary's Mediation Center at 301-475-9118. All proceeds benefit The Community Mediation Center of St. Mary's County, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mediation services to the residents of St. Mary's County.

NAS Patuxent River Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will host the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the NAS Patuxent River Drill Hall, building 458 of off Keane Road. The craft fair showcases hand-made original items from Military and Civilian DoD and their guests. More than 125 vendors will participate this year. This event is free and open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend but does not have base access may park at the Frank Knox Building, building 2189 off of Route 235 in Lexington Park (just south of NAS Patuxent River's Gate 2.) Shuttles will transport guests to and from the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Dhyana McKenzie, Customized Creations Manager, at 301-342-3569.

The Hollywood Rescue Squad is sponsoring a cruise aboard the Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore for a 6-night Bermuda cruise (September 27 to October 3, 2013).  The ship will dock in Kings Wharf, Bermuda on September 29th and depart on October 1st giving you time to sightsee.  Cruise rates are based on double occupancy:  Inside Cabin is $891 per person; Ocean View Cabin is $971 per person; and a Balcony Cabin is $1,371 per person.  A deposit of $250.00 per person reserves your cabin.    Roundtrip motor-coach from St. Mary’s County, port charges, taxes, fees, prepaid gratuities and a donation to the Hollywood Rescue Squad are included in the rates.  Valid passports are required for this cruise.  For further information, please contact Marcie at 301-472-4552.


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