Events With On Going Dates

The Newtowne Players will present the romantic musical “She Loves Me,” by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock from February 1-17. 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 $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military; and $13 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $13. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447.

 

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission is seeking farms, wineries and other established agritourism venues in Southern Maryland to co-host the Buy Local Challenge (BLC) Celebration, an annual event that seeks to promote Southern Maryland's agricultural community. and connect consumers with the bounty of the region's farms and food.  To learn more about additional programs and resources, contact SMADC, P. O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; phone: 301-274-1922, Ex. 1, fax: 301-274-1924; email info@smadc.com ; or visit www.smadc.com.

 

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 30, 2019. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Dowell. The bricks are available to memorialize those who served our country during World War II. The cost of each brick is $100 and all contributions are tax deductible. Bricks will be installed in fall 2019 and purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. “On Watch” applications are available at www.calvertcountymd.gov/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565.

 

Chopticon High School Class of 1969 Chopticon High School Class of 1969 is planning it’s 50th class reunion for the fall of 2019. If you are a member or teacher of this class please contact either of the below listed members to update your contact information so you can receive all of the announcements for the festivities. Sarah Blackistone Richardson 240-925-1119 TheMightySBR@msn.com Norwood Graves 301-848-9525 Saramy1@verizon.net 

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the Nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated t building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental Illness.  NAMI SoMd provides free education and support groups for those suffering with a mental illness as well as their family members.  Family support groups meet the 3rd Tuesday in Charles County at Body of Christ Church, Waldorf; 3rd Thursday in St. Mary's at the Wildewood Community Center, and the 4th Thursday in Calvert at St. John Vianney Church.  Please contact 301.399.4148 for more information.

 

First Wednesday of every month at the Circuit Court for Charles County - Law Library from 10 AM - 1 PM the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. 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

 

 

The Charles County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Crime Solvers work together to solve crimes and hold criminals accountable for their offenses. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity. For more information about Crime Solvers, contact Detective Sergeant Tim Miner, Crime Solvers Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, at 240-216-2173. PHONE**Call 1-866-411-TIPS to report a tip** * An operator takes information about your tip. * You will receive an identification number. * Your tip is provided to the investigating officer. * You must call back later to check the status of your information, using your identification number. Or call  http://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/

 

The 2019 spring recreation season starts for the St. Mary's Girls' Lacrosse League at the beginning of March and runs towards the end of May. For U8-U14, practices are typically twice a week with a game on the weekend. Chicklettes start around mid-March and run through mid-May. Chicklettes will have one clinic day per week. There is no experience required to participate. Our recreation league is about teaching lacrosse to everyone and having fun! 2019 Spring Registration ends January 31, 2019. Registration is online only at www.smgll.org No late registrations will be accepted
2019 Spring Recreation League Fee: $125
? U8 - Participants must be born between 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2012
? U10 – Participants must be born between 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010
? U12 – Participants must be born between 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008
? U14 – Participants must be born between 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006
Chicklette Program – Introductory girls’ lacrosse program that teaches basic skill concepts through the use of fun and games. Girls are required to provide their own equipment. (stick, goggles, and mouth guard.) Fee: $70
Chicklettes meet once a week for one hour as a clinic. Participants must be born between 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2014 For further inquiries please contact the following:
Cynthia Lisa – cynthia.lisa@smgll.org
Kim Blodnikar – kim.blodnikar@smgll.org 

January 15th Events

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 15th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The theme of the day is “All Life is Interconnected.” The breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. and costs $10 payable at the door. The program will begin at 8 a.m. at no cost, featuring a keynote address by broadcast journalist Maureen Bunyan. Following the program, beginning at 10 a.m. the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.Ò, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter will host a Day of Service, providing services and activities for students of all ages and adults. The breakfast and program will be held in the J. Frank Raley Great Room, Campus Center (18952 E. Fisher Road). The Day of Service will be held in the Campus Center and adjoining Aldom Lounge. For more information, contact events@smcm.edu or call (240) 895-4310.

 

The Arc Southern Maryland will hold a Tri-County Job Fair on Tuesday, January 15th from 11am to 6pm at our Calvert County office, located at 355 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Join us for our Job Fair and have the opportunity to meet with recruiters who can find the best position for you. We'll also have hiring managers available and some chances to interview on site. Need help applying? We can do that, too! Now hiring full time and part time in St. Mary's, Charles, and Calvert. A variety of positions are available for you to join our team and make a difference for people with diverse abilities. Some opportunities available to get paid med tech, first aid, & CPR training (& more!), tuition reimbursement, or even get paid while you sleep! Walk-ins welcome, but an appointment saves time. Bring copies of your resume and save time by filling out an application in advance at www.arcsomd.org/join-our-team. Contact Danielle Lee for appointments. Email: dlee@arcsomd.org. Phone: 410.535.2413, ext. 221. 

January 16th Events

January 18th Events

FRIDAY JANUARY 18 FRIED CHCKEN DINNER Famous Fried Chicken (Yum) is the main focus of this informal dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget. Cost is $12 including side, salad, and beverage. The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878. Public Welcome. HTTP://www.ALpost206.

 

The Port Tobacco Players Coninue their 70th Season of shows with the moving musical drama - Next to Normal  Jan. 18 through Feb. 3rd. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards, “Next to Normal” is a modern musical theatre masterpiece that takes a searing and honest look at mental illness and the personal crises that accompany it. On the surface, the Goodmans seem to be a typical American family, but inside the walls of their suburban home an unspoken heartbreak threatens to tear them apart. Diana has struggled with manic depression for most of her daughter Natalie’s life, and when she suffers a major relapse, her husband Dan is ready to go to any length to get things back to “better than before.” With a powerful rock score that packs a punch, “Next to Normal” takes audiences on an emotional journey of love, loss, anguish, and hope. Due to the nature of the material and the language, this wonderfully moving show is for mature audiences.  On Sunday, Jan. 27 after the performance of "Next to Normal" there will be a discussion and Q&A about the show with the cast and local mental health professionals. Please feel free to join us if you can.
 This production runs for 3 weekends January 18 - February 3, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military

January 19th Events

Join the 2nd District  Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee for their Fried Chicken Carry-Out Dinner, on January 19th at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Cost $12.00; Menu :  1/2 chicken; Coleslaw; Green beans; Parsley potatoes; and Dinner roll; Pre-orders Accepted; Contact Robin to pre-order / for more information:  at 301-737-4366(H) or 240-577-0270(C)

 

The Calvert Artists' Guild is presenting a “Printmaking” Workshop, given by Pat Morrison at the Mt. Hope Community Center on January 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Mt. Hope Community Center is located at 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland, MD 20689. In this workshop, students will learn how to create a linoleum block printing plate and print it to make multiple note cards. Students will learn how to get different effects by inking the plate with multiple colors and overprinting the plate a second time. All supplies will be provided, but students should bring ideas and images to work from. The cards will measure 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", so any sketches or images should be sized to fit within these dimensions. The charge for the workshop for Calvert Artists Guild members is $35 and for the public is $45.00. For additional information, please contact the following persons: Jan Barr 443-404-5746 fujibarr@comcast.net or Julie Allinson allinsonandassociates@yahoo.com  410-610-4542 

January 25th Events

The Port Tobacco Players Coninue their 70th Season of shows with the moving musical drama - Next to Normal  Jan. 18 through Feb. 3rd. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards, “Next to Normal” is a modern musical theatre masterpiece that takes a searing and honest look at mental illness and the personal crises that accompany it. On the surface, the Goodmans seem to be a typical American family, but inside the walls of their suburban home an unspoken heartbreak threatens to tear them apart. Diana has struggled with manic depression for most of her daughter Natalie’s life, and when she suffers a major relapse, her husband Dan is ready to go to any length to get things back to “better than before.” With a powerful rock score that packs a punch, “Next to Normal” takes audiences on an emotional journey of love, loss, anguish, and hope. Due to the nature of the material and the language, this wonderfully moving show is for mature audiences.  On Sunday, Jan. 27 after the performance of "Next to Normal" there will be a discussion and Q&A about the show with the cast and local mental health professionals. Please feel free to join us if you can.
 This production runs for 3 weekends January 18 - February 3, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military
 
SMTMD Homespun Coffee House Open Mic - Jan 25, 7:30pm. Acoustic musicians of all skill levels are warmly welcomed to the SMTMD open mic on Friday, January 25, at Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd in Chaptico.  Come out for some great music and friendship, to hone your performance skills, to meet new friends and possibly learn a few new licks. The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30. The admission is $7, and performers are admitted free. Refreshments will be available.  To sign up to perform, please contact John Garner at garner@wildblue.net or 301-904-4987. Visit www.smtmd.org for more information. 

January 26th Events

Visit with expert appraisers as they determine the value of your prized possessions at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Saturday January 26th from 10 am - 3 pm. Appraisers for dolls, furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, music boxes and coins will be available at the museum. Only items that can be hand-carried will be appraised. Space is limited and items will be viewed on a first come, first serve basis. The Appraiser’s Fair provides an opportunity for the public to learn the value of their heirlooms and how to properly care for them. **PLEASE NOTE** It is FREE admission, but there are various small costs for item appraisals. Call 301-769-2222 for more info.

 

Are you BRAVE enough to take a dip into the 30 degree bay? Events take place January 24th through the 26th and over 10,000 courageous plungers will head to Sandy Point State Park seeking thrills and chills all to benefit the 7,782 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. Join us for live music and drinks as you prepare for the chilly dip! This heated tent is the perfect place to warm-up, celebrate, and enjoy Maryland's largest winter festival! The MSP Polar Bear Plunge is a fundraising event in which individuals pledge $75 or more for the privilege of plunging into the Chesapeake Bay in January in support of 7,782 athletes around Maryland. Visit www.somd.org for more information. 

 

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 26– ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear acoustic music by Ross Crampton from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. with the compliments of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome. For more information, call 410-257-9878. http://www.ALPost206.org

January 28th Events

Calvert Hospice announces a new session of Journeys, a grief support group for the whole family. The group is designed to help grieving children and their adult caregivers develop coping skills, connect with others who share similar experiences, and more in a safe, comfortable environment. The group will meet on Mondays for 8 weeks starting January 28 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick. Registration forms and more information are available on our website at calverthospice.org. Call Jess Foster, Child & Teen Bereavement Coordinator, with any questions at 410-535-0892, ext. 2206. 

February 1st Events

The Port Tobacco Players Coninue their 70th Season of shows with the moving musical drama - Next to Normal  Jan. 18 through Feb. 3rd. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards, “Next to Normal” is a modern musical theatre masterpiece that takes a searing and honest look at mental illness and the personal crises that accompany it. On the surface, the Goodmans seem to be a typical American family, but inside the walls of their suburban home an unspoken heartbreak threatens to tear them apart. Diana has struggled with manic depression for most of her daughter Natalie’s life, and when she suffers a major relapse, her husband Dan is ready to go to any length to get things back to “better than before.” With a powerful rock score that packs a punch, “Next to Normal” takes audiences on an emotional journey of love, loss, anguish, and hope. Due to the nature of the material and the language, this wonderfully moving show is for mature audiences.  On Sunday, Jan. 27 after the performance of "Next to Normal" there will be a discussion and Q&A about the show with the cast and local mental health professionals. Please feel free to join us if you can.
 This production runs for 3 weekends January 18 - February 3, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military
 

The Port Tobacco River Conservancy’s ChocolateFest fundraiser will be at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD,  7-11 pm on Friday, February 1, 2019.  GrooveSpan, a popular and versatile Southern Maryland band with Jennifer Cooper as lead singer, will provide the music. Jason Forbes will be the emcee.  Ticket price of $50 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts (chocolate candies and chocolate fountain for dipping), and one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Table of ten is 

just $475.  A silent auction, dancing, raffles for wine draws, and a 50/50 drawing  will make it a fun night.  Tickets can be purchased at website:   PortTobaccoRiver.org 

February 3rd Events

February 7th Events

Henry E. Lackey H.S. will host the United State Nave premier jazz band Commodores on February 7, 2019. The concert starts at 7:00PM. Admission is free.  The Commodores are the premier jazz band of the United States Navy. This concert has become a yearly event at Lackey.  They are a world class jazz ensemble. Any jazz lover will want to be in attendance for this event.

February 11th Events

February 15th Events

On February 15th at 6:00 PM stop by Middleton Hall in Waldorf for the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters Valentine's Day Gala. This Gala will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The Gala will feature a Dueling piano show with Jimmy Ross from Bobby McKeys’ and gourmet dining prepared by highly acclaimed Chef De Cuisine, Kendall Selby at Middleton Hall, Waldorf MD. There will be casino style gambling, an impressive array of raffle and auction items that any guest will be ecstatic to win! Someone will win an all-inclusive trip for 2 to the Caribbean. For ticket information, visit our website at somdbootscooters.com or call 240-577-2579.

 

February 16th Events

Girl Scout Troops 10027, 10028, and 10031 will be hosting a Girl Scout Cookie Drive-Through Booth at the Mechanicsville Lions Club Pavillion on Feb. 16th from 10am - 4pm. We will have everyone's favorite cookies. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Come out and support our girls!

February 24th Events

“From Newtown to Georgetown: Connections and Legacies” Speaker: Dr. Adam Rothman, Georgetown University professor When: Sunday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. Where: St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown. Sponsored by: Newtown Manor House Committee Refreshments: Desserts and coffee will be served. POC: Sarah Matisick, 301-247-7416 

March 2nd Events

Interested in Southern Maryland history? Become a Museum Tour Guide at Charles County's most visited historic site, volunteer as a Docent at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Museum in Waldorf. Lead our visitors through the house and grounds in period dress and enjoy our many events throughout the year including our very popular "Victorian Christmas". We will have classes on Saturday March 2nd and March 9th before we open for the 2019 season. Its fun and interesting and if you love history you will enjoy being part of our crew. Call Donna at 301-452-2158 or email me at "weourselves2@msn.com" 

March 3rd Events

The Fun Bunch and Friendz are holding a Quarter Auction to benefit St. Mary's Animal Welfare League on Sunday March 3rd at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds! Doors open at 12pm, and the Auction starts at 1pm. Please visit our Facebook page (St. Mary's Animal Welfare League) OR The Fun Bunch Facebook page (Quarter Auctions in SOMD) for more info. To make a reservation in advance please call 240-416-4224!

March 5th Events

March 9th Events

Interested in Southern Maryland history? Become a Museum Tour Guide at Charles County's most visited historic site, volunteer as a Docent at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Museum in Waldorf. Lead our visitors through the house and grounds in period dress and enjoy our many events throughout the year including our very popular "Victorian Christmas". We will have classes on Saturday March 2nd and March 9th before we open for the 2019 season. Its fun and interesting and if you love history you will enjoy being part of our crew. Call Donna at 301-452-2158 or email me at "weourselves2@msn.com" 

March 16th Events

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue for a St. Paddy's Day Party, featuring BEATLEMANIA AGAIN, live in concert for one show only. Saturday, March 16th at the 5 South Event Center on Point Lookout Road in Callaway. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $29 each; seating is general admission. Tickets on sale NOW at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4027928. Concessions, cash bar, silent auction and raffles will be available. All ages are welcomed! All seating is table seating and ALL seats are great seats! Proceeds benefit Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue of Southern Maryland. For information, call 410-474-2958. About SUGAR FACES SENIOR DOG RESCUE: Sugar Faces is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that rescues senior dogs that have been abandoned in kill-shelter in Southern Maryland. Rescued dogs are placed in approved home and are, in most cases, provided medical care for the remainder of the lives. Learn more at www.sugarfacesrescue.org.

March 23rd Events

The Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization, Inc.  (www.smrfo.com) is sponsoring the Southern Maryland Fishing Fair and Boat Safety Exposition on March 23 and 24, 2019 at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.  There will be over 100 tables of vendors selling rods, reels, lures, tackle, paintings, boats, and much more.  Speakers will address freshwater and saltwater fishing, and fishing camps for kids in Southern Maryland.  Activities will include door prizes and raffles.   There will also be boat safety and life safety training by national and local organizations.  Admission will be $4 per person and free for children 12 years and younger.

 

May 18th Events

Relay For Life of Charles County, American Cancer Society fundraiser, will be held May 18, 2019 at Charles County Fair Grounds, LaPlata, MD. 4pm to 11:30, 2pm will be survivor reception. Join us as over 40 teams are walking to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Food, Activities, Craft Vendors, Face Painting and Entertainment by Jesse James Hanbury, John Howard, Rockin’ Elvis, Cowboy Crossing, Four of a Kind. For more information, contact Melissa Matthews at Melissa.matthews@cancer.org

 

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