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September 19th Events

The Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron will present the Maryland Safe Boating Course on 12, 13, and 19 September at the Taylor Gas building in Lexington Park, 21541 Great Mills Road.   If you operate a boat in Maryland waters, and were born after 1 July, 1972 you must have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education, and this course will help you meet the requirement.  The interactive class will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 each night, with the exam given and certificates issued on the 19th.  The course fee is $25 for the first family member and $10 for each additional member.  For more information call 301-904-7265. 

September 21st Event

Join Scouting Night - Cub Scout Pack 561 in Valley Lee, MD - Second District Volunteer Fire Department will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 6pm-7pm. All boys entering Kindergarten through 5th grade and their families are welcome.

September 23rd Events

There will be a toy run fundraiser sponsored by the Red Knights Motorcycle Club Maryland 4 on Saturday September 23rd at 10a.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park. The funds raised and toys collected will go to foster children in Calvert and St. Mary's County for Christmas. The Red Knights Mortorcycle Club Maryland 4 is a non-profit motorcycle club comprised of firefighters and their families. We promote motorcycle safety and enjoy the brotherhood of the fire department but we also give back to the community. For more information contact rkmcmd4@yahoo.com.

September 27th Events
Calvert Hospice announces the fall session of Bridges from September 27 through November 22. The group will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Attendees participate in group activities that assist in coping and healing. There are groups for children ages 6 – 17 and for adult family members.  Pre-registration is required. Applications are due September 25.  To register or receive more info, contact Brittanny Petrzala at 410-535-0892 or email bpetrzala@calverthospice.org.
 
Calvert Hospice announces a free substance abuse loss seminar, on September 27. The seminar will be held from 6 – 8 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Topics include tackling the stigma of overdose loss, how to heal after your loss, complicated grief, and a Q & A session with Calvert Hospice Bereavement staff. Register on our website at calverthospice.org/grief-support-programs. Contact Tessa Washington, Bereavement Coordinator, for questions at (410) 535-0892 or twashington@calverthospice.org. 
 
Cub Scout Pack 1786, chartered by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting a Join Scouting Night at the MVFD Hall on September 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm.  The Pack will be explaining what the Pack has to offer and answering questions about the Pack and Scouting.  We are now accepting boys in grades Kindergarten - 5th grade.
September 28th Events

Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in MesoAmerica through the centuries to the modern day. It's Chocolate Through Time at the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard on Thursday September 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This interactive presentation will focus on how chocolate has changed through time both in terms of its cultural value and how mechanization has altered its production process over time. Registration is required. Visit www.jefpat.org to register. September 28 7:00 — 8:30 PM. MAC Lab Meeting Room. 

September 29th Events
American Legion Riders Post 82 in La Plata will host a Spaghetti Dinner open to the public on Friday September 29th from 5:50 - 7:30 pm. 
Cost is $10 (to go orders are available). Kids 5yrs and younger are free. It will take place at the Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD. Proceeds go the American Legion Charity Programs.  Visit https://www.legion.org/ for more information about the programs.
 
The Newtowne Players will present the Mel Brooks hit musical “Young Frankenstein” starting Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 15 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military/senior/student attendees. On Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 12, all seats are $13. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org or reserved by calling 301-737-5447. Please note that “Young Frankenetsin” is an adult comedy with crude humor intended for mature audiences.
 

 

September 30th Events

On Saturday September 30th at 2 pm, The Sergent James H. Harris Camp #38 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be hosting its 2nd Annual Medal of Honor Commenmoration Ceremony at the US Colored Troops Monument inside John G Lancaster Park on Willows road in Lexington Park. The ceremony is open to the public and will be honoring a number of Union Army and Navy Medal of Honor Recipients from St. Mary's County and other parts of Maryland. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Camp Commander Wes Mumper at lcdrmump@hotmail.com or 240-237-9394.

 

Walk for the Poor September 30th starting at 9 a.m. at Father Andrew White S.J. School in Leonardtown. This walk raises awareness and funds for the poor in the county. All money raised by this walk, stays in St. Mary’s County to help the county residents in need of a “helping hand”. 

 

There will be a motorcycle scavenger hunt on Saturday September 30th at the California VFD off Rt. 235. Registration at 10:00 am and kickstands up at 11:00 am. There will be a motorcycle raffle for $30 a tickets at 5 pm. $20 per rider $14 per passenger. For more information call 301-882-3247. All proceeds will be donated to The Mission in Lexington Park. 

 

The Newtowne Players will present the Mel Brooks hit musical “Young Frankenstein” starting Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 15 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military/senior/student attendees. On Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 12, all seats are $13. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org or reserved by calling 301-737-5447. Please note that “Young Frankenetsin” is an adult comedy with crude humor intended for mature audiences.
 
The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary Brown Bag Auction will take place on Saturday, September 30th at the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.  Doors open @ 12 Noon, Auction begins @ 2:00 PM.  Bring a nonperishable food item for local food pantry and get 5 tickets free (limit 1 per family).  Food, drinks and baked goods available.
 
The Calvert County Commission for Women is pleased to announce the upcoming Open House for the 'Dress for Success' Clothes Closet to be held on Saturday, September 30, from noon-3:00 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick. This is a project to support women entering or returning to the job market by providing FREE professional clothing for them.  
 
 
October 1st Events

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a Casino trip on Sunday, October 1, 2017 on a first come/first served basis.  The cost will be $45.00 per person, with payment in advance.  Price includes: Water, Snacks, $20 in Free Slot Play and $10 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. 

 

La Plata Rotary Club will have it's 42nd annual Lobster Festival on Oct. 1st from noon to 6 p.m. at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, rain or shine. One ticket gets you two whole lobsters; one cup of the best fried clams you will ever eat; all-you-can-eat hots dogs, hamburgers, and sides; and all the beer you can drink. Cost is $65 per person, $30 of which is tax deductible; $15 for kids aged 5 to 12; and kids younger than 5 are admitted free. For more information and tickets to the Lobster Festival, talk to a La Plata Rotary member, visit www.laplatarotary.com, email laplatarotaryclub@gmail.com, or call 301-751-0548.

 

Down Syndrome Association of Southern Maryland will have it's Southern Maryland Buddy Walk on Sunday, October 1 at Gilbert Run Park from 12:00 – 4:00pm. After completing the one-mile walk along the interior perimeter of the park, come back to the pavilion to enjoy:
A light lunch, Live music with Phillip Parsons Band, Pony rides, Petting zoo, Magik with K, Popcorn, Crafts, Kona Ice, Inflatables/Bounce houses for kids. Register by September 15 to guarantee your t-shirt size:  https://dsasmd.donordrive.com/event/buddywalk2017
A portion of proceeds from the registration fee will be donated to the event.
October 2nd Events

?On Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. the Prince Frederick Coalition will hold an open community meeting at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. The focus of this meeting will be to prioritize the Capital Improvement Budget for development of a permanent community center on land adjacent to the H.E. Brown temporary center.  In addition, the status update on the Armory Square property in Prince Frederick will be discussed.  For more information, contact CalvertKids@Outlook.com.

October 3rd Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar called Wills and Estate Planning on October 3, 2017 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Presenter Margaret Phipps, Register of Wills for Calvert County, will present information on the importance of having a will and being prepared for what happens during the estate process. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

October 6th Events

New Direction Community Theater will present Neil Simon's Broadway hit  "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 and 13-14. Performances are at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard in St. Leonard, MD 20685. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased online at http://ndctheater.org.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the Mel Brooks hit musical “Young Frankenstein” starting Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 15 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military/senior/student attendees. On Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 12, all seats are $13. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org or reserved by calling 301-737-5447. Please note that “Young Frankenetsin” is an adult comedy with crude humor intended for mature audiences.
 
October 7th Events

The 1977 Bladensburg Mustangs 40 Yr. Class Reunion will take place Oct 7th in Chesapeake Beach. Please check out our website and Facebook page for more details at 1977BHSmustangs.com and on Facebook at BHS Class of 1977 40th Reunion.

 

Don't miss the huge Block Party to promote Family Health and Safety on Saturday, Ocober 7th from 10 am - 2 pm at Bejamin Stoddert Middle School in Waldorf. This event is free. By participating in the event you will be eligible for great raffle prizes. In addition to the classes, there will be information provided on prescription and narcotic drug awareness, and various resources for healthy living. There will be plenty of activities for children too! Car Seat Safety Check from 10AM – 2PM. Flu Clinic 10 AM – 2 PM Ages: 6mos and above. Flu shots provided based on availability. Department of Social Services Health & Benefit Enrollment 10AM – 2 PM, and so much for. For more information call 301-932-3305.
 
On October 7th from 12:00-4:00 attend LexiCon, the St. Mary’s County library system’s free comic-con event!  Located at the Lexington Park branch library, it will feature comic book trivia, a cosplay contest, crafts for the kiddos and raffles throughout the day to win amazing prizes!  Local comic book artists Dan Nokes and Carl Yonder will also be in attendance, as well as a Skype interview with comic book writer and artist Sophie Campbell, most known for her work on the “Jem and the Holograms” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” comic book series.  For more information and the full schedule of events please visit the library website at www.stmalib.org! 
 
The Solomons Volunteers invites everyone to their annual open house on October 7th, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm.  There will be lots of educational opportunities along with food, fun, and games.  We look forward to seeing all our friends and family at the event to celebrate another great year in Solomons VRSFD history. http://www.svrsfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=402
 
The 2017 Vendor and Craft Show at the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department will take place on Saturday October 7th from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Vendors and Crafter are wanted. Tables are $35 each. Only one vendor allowed per company. For more information contact Melissa at 240-304-6999 or brvfdladies@yahoo.com.
 
It's the 50th Great Mills High School Reunion, to be held Saturday, October 7th at 6pm at the Elk’s Lodge on Chancellors Run Road.  For more information call Jacqie Cooper at 301-904-0601.
 
The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a “2-day Yard Sale” on Saturday, October 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Squad’s Annex Building, 21506 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD.   Inside tables are available for $20.00; outside tables for $15.00; and outside space for $10.00.  Donations of gently used, clean items can be delivered to the Annex Building on Friday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (No large furniture or picture tube TV’s.)  Call Trisha at 301-769-3214 to reserve a table or for more information about the Yard Sale.  The Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for the continued support of their fundraising projects. 
 
The fourth annual trash clean-up day at Mallows Bay Park (1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy) will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 8). Volunteers can walk the shoreline of Mallows Bay Park or use a kayak or canoe.  Volunteers may bring their own kayak or canoe or rent one through local outfitter www.atlantickayak.com who provides rental delivery and pick up. The clean-up is timed to coincide with low tide and maximum shoreline exposure. The National Audubon Society is hosting a bird watching hike.  There are also history heritage hikes scheduled throughout the day. For more information visit trashnetwork.fergusonfoundation.org/event/3740/show.
 
On Saturday, October 7th, the Calvert Library Foundation will host the fourth Gala Art Auction to benefit all Calvert Library locations. Whether you are into art or not, this is an outstanding “date night.”  The event will be held at St. Paul’s Church Hall in Prince Frederick.  It will kick off at 6:30pm with an extravagant pre-auction “Taste of the Region” reception, with live musicians, and a review of the collection of art to be sold.  The auction will start at 7:30pm. Tickets for this event are just $20 and can be purchased from any Calvert Library location.  There will be a cash bar.  Even if you are not able to attend, you can still support the event by purchasing auction tickets to be given to others and 50/50 raffle tickets at any Calvert Library location.  There are also a variety of sponsorship opportunities available.  Tickets will be available at the event.  The raffle ticket winner does not need to be present to win.  Email LibraryArtAuction@comcast.net for details or check www.calvertlibraryfoundation.com.
 
The Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department will have their 2017 Vendor and Craft Show on October 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be over 50 vendors and crafters, food, raffles. Please help support your local vendors and crafters by stopping by.
 
There will be a Holliday Craft and Vendor Event on Saturday October 7th from 9:00 a.m. tp 2:00 p.m.at the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department. There will be over 50 tables of crafters and vendors. Plus there will always be a 50/50 raffle. For more information call 301-375-7055. The Bryans road Volunteer Fire Department is located at 3099 Livingston Road in Bryans Road Maryland.  
 
It's The Battle at Breton, a Marching Band Competition on Saturday October 7th at Leonardtown High School. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. For the first time in over 20 years, Leonardtown High School is hosting a Marching Band Competition. Witness performances from 9 high school marching bands as judges from US Bands evaluate their performance. Participating bands include Calvert High School, Chopticon High School, Great Mills High School, La Plata High School, McDonough High School, Northern High School, Patuxent High School, Thomas Stone High School, and Leonardtown High School. This event if a fundraiser for the Leonardtown High School Band Boosters. First Band will perform at ~4:10 PM.  Admission Cost: Adults - $12, Students (K-12) - $5, SMCPS Staff -- $12 (this is not a sporting event) Free to children younger than 5 (with paying adult), First Responders* and Active Duty* *First Responder ID Badge or Military ID required. Each family will get a program (while supplies last) at no additional cost. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening

 

There will be a Patuxent Choral Festival on Saturday October 7th at the Patuxent Presbyterian Church.  The all-day workshop for singers begins at 9am and the $30 fee includes a packet of music, lunch and dinner.  Registration is due by Oct 3rd.  Please contact Maureen Wysham at gwysham@md.metrocast.net to register or for more info.  The festival will culminate in a FREE concert for the public at 7pm at the church. 

October 8th Events

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a “2-day Yard Sale” on Saturday, October 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Squad’s Annex Building, 21506 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD.   Inside tables are available for $20.00; outside tables for $15.00; and outside space for $10.00.  Donations of gently used, clean items can be delivered to the Annex Building on Friday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (No large furniture or picture tube TV’s.)  Call Trisha at 301-769-3214 to reserve a table or for more information about the Yard Sale.  The Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for the continued support of their fundraising projects. 

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017: Fall Family Fun Day, 1-4pm at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach. Families are invited to the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach for the annual Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum sponsored "Fall Family Fun Day." Activities include crafts, bingo, prizes, refreshments, moon bounce, face-painting and a family-friendly show featuring Tom Crowl: Comedy Ventriloquist. Free event, open to the public, drop-ins welcome. These Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum family events are made possible by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum and our membership. Contact Correine Moore at cbrailway@co.cal.md.us or 410-257-3892 for more information.
October 9th Events

Blood Drive:  The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, October 9, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. To make a reservation call 202-476-5437 or sign up on-line at:  http://www.cnmcblooddonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=4821&opidh=02ADBE7D06BF7EB74C8729B2633EFF3E&idt=42988.9316898 Give the gift of life!

October 12th Events

Described as “the social event of the year,” the Dining in the Field inaugural event in 2016 raised $4,647 for the Young Farmers Scholarship Fund. This year’s event aims to double that. Tickets are already selling for the Thursday, October 12 event set to take place on gorgeous Briscoe Farms on the Patuxent River.  Cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.  Early bird tickets are $150 online through Dining Eats Local on Facebook and the Calvert County Farm Bureau site until September 15.  Dropping a check or cash off at the Farm Bureau will save you $5/ticket.  There are only 200 spots so committing early is recommended.

October 13th Events
The 22nd Annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament takes place on Friday October 13, at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The event is held in remembrance of Scott Verbic who was a Recreation Advisory Board Member, volunteer coach and advocate for youth in the community. In the 21 years of the tournament, more than $133,000 has been raised. Proceeds support the youth scholarship program allows children in St. Mary’s County to attend summer camp, sports and other leisure programs throughout the year at discounted rates. The team registration fee is $340 and includes greens/carts fee for 4 golfers, breakfast, lunch, drinks on the course and door prize entry. Events include a best ball format, with opportunities to participate in various raffles, closest to the pin, longest drive and other contests. Join us for a day of fun, sportsmanship and providing youth an opportunity to experience recreation. For more information about the Scott Verbic Tournament, go to www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/golf or contact Recreation and Parks at 301-475-4200 ext. *1800.
 
Great Mills High School class of 1982 is looking for classmates for their upcoming 35th class reunion on October 13 & 14,2017. Please email us at gmhsclassof82@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at Class of 1982 Graduates.
 
Drive-Thru Pizza Night at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Lot located on Three Notch Road in Hollywood on Friday, October 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Baking our famous carnival pizzas for you and your family to enjoy at home. Pepperoni $11.00 and Cheese $10.00. Pre-orders can be made by contacting Christine Taylor at 301-904-8127 before Tuesday, October 9th. (All pre-orders must be paid for within 30 hours via PayPal or cash/check brought to Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday or Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Baked goods will also be available for purchase.
 
New Direction Community Theater will present Neil Simon's Broadway hit  "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 and 13-14. Performances are at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard in St. Leonard, MD 20685. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased online at http://ndctheater.org.
 
The St. Mary’s Ryken Class of 1987 will be hosting its 30th class reunion the weekend of October 13th, including a Homecoming Tailgate, Football Game, 5K run and reunion celebration.  For more information, please contact Senior Class President Tom Jarboe at (240) 298-2234.
 
The Newtowne Players will present the Mel Brooks hit musical “Young Frankenstein” starting Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 15 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military/senior/student attendees. On Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 12, all seats are $13. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org or reserved by calling 301-737-5447. Please note that “Young Frankenetsin” is an adult comedy with crude humor intended for mature audiences.
 

 

October 14th Events
The annual fall Fishin’ Buddies Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between the ages of 6 and 15.  Each team must supply their own rods and bait. Lunch will be provided to all participants. The entry fee is $7 per team.  Pre-registration is required since participation is limited. Online registration is required.  Visit www.CharlesCountyParks.com/parks/parks-special-events to register. The deadline to register is noon on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
 
New Direction Community Theater will present Neil Simon's Broadway hit  "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 and 13-14. Performances are at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard in St. Leonard, MD 20685. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased online at http://ndctheater.org.
 
The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an Oyster and Bull Roast on Saturday, October 14. Tickets are $40 in advance --- come out for all you can eat steamed and fried oysters, pit beef, smoked ham, and much more. Door prizes, corn hole, raffles and a DJ. Please visit the Prince Frederick Fire website or Facebook page or call 410.535.9875 for tickets. 
 
Come shop the Coastal Arts Market located at Leonardtown Wharf in Leonardtown October 14th. This is the end of the 2017 market season and it will end it with a party. The town of Leonardtown and the Coastal Arts Market will feature a live musician from 12:30 to 2:30. So come out and support your local artists and crafters and have some fun. If you would like to participate in the market spaces are available, for more info go to coastalartsmarket.com and like them on Facebook.
October 17th Events

Calvert Hospice announces a free 8-week group for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse. The group will meet Tuesdays from October 17 to December 5 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Topics include tackling the stigma of overdose loss, working through the pain of losing someone to addiction, learning to find hope and healing after loss, and identifying healthy ways to grieve. Contact Tessa Washington, Bereavement Coordinator, to register at (410) 535-0892 or twashington@calverthospice.org. 

October 18th Events

The Community Mediation Center of Calvert (CMCC) will celebrate Conflict Resolution Day 2017 with a free open house lunch on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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 the staff and volunteers of CMCC for a light lunch and the presentation of our annual Peace Builder award to a Calvert County resident or group 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. For more information, please call 443.295.7456.

October 21st Events

Do you love animals?  We do and we are excited to spend time together on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League 5k Fun Run and Trail Walk along the beautiful waterfront of Historic St. Mary’s City.  Run alone, as a team or with your pet. More info at www.active.com and www.smawl.org. Sign in will be at the Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Event Schedule: 8:00 AM Registration Opens

8:45 AM Costume Contest, 8:50 AM Line up and announcements, 9:00 AM Fun Run/Walk Begins.
 
On Saturday October 21st the John Hanson PTSO will be holding a Vendor/Craft Show to raise money for school activities.  Come shop fall items from a variety of vendors including beautifully handcrafted works from local crafters selling soaps, jewelry, candies and more.  Door prizes will be given away hourly and the PTSO will be selling concessions.  We hope you can Join us at John Hanson Middle School 3165 John Hanson Drive in Waldorf Md from 9AM to 1PM Saturday October 21st.
 
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland, in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum, is extremely pleased to present the Manx Celtic trio, “Barrule” for the Autumn Celtic Music Concert, Saturday, October 21 at 7pm. This performance will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Harms Gallery. Concert begins at 7pm with doors opening at 6pm for pre-concert beer and wine sales. Tickets are $25 at the door, as available, It is recommended to purchase in advance on line (some discounts apply) at https://cssm.ticketleap.com
 
Calvert Hospice announces our next volunteer training on October 21 and 28. We are looking for volunteers to visit with patients, help in our front office, assist with our bereavement programs for children, and work at our Shoppe for Hospice. We need additional help at the Shoppe for Hospice and encourage friends to come through training together. The Shoppe offers a wonderful opportunity to work together and help Calvert Hospice at the same time. To apply, contact Amanda Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-535-0892. 
 
There will be a Purse and Bags Bingo on Saturday October 21st at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dpartment Social Hall. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. Contact Sherry at 240-925-6141 for Advanced Ticket Sales and Reserved Seats. $25 at the door for a book of regular games. Extra book is $5, Specials $1. and there will be raffles and more. 
October 22nd Events

You're invited to The Arc of Southern Maryland 5K Trick-or-Treat Trot & 1K Fun Run/Walk/Roll on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 @ 1 PM at 6 Irongate Drive in Waldorf. This year, we're getting ghoulish! Join us for our 5K Trick or Treat Trot or 1K Fun Run/Walk/Roll for ghosts and goblins of all ages and abilities! Costume contest! Fun family activities! Strollers welcome! FREE for kids 12 & under!

 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Committee will host a Cross Fit style workout modeled after the MURPH Workout of the day on Sunday October 22nd. The Sheriff's Office encourages the community to come out to the Miedzinski Park, 23145 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown, to participate in the challenge! Pre-register at www.smcsomurph.eventbrite.com. Registration/Check in begins at 9 am. The event will take place from 10 am to noon with a raffle drawing at 1 pm for event participants. Attendees will have the opportunity from 1:30 to 2:30 pm to tour the Sheriff's Office Headquarters. This event consists of a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and an additional 1-mile run. Participants are encouraged to do their best in the event. You must be 16 yoa or older to participate and all participants must have a signed waiver; which can be accessed at www.firstsheriff.com. Food will be available for purchase and community business sponsors on site at the event. Contact Lt. Eva Jones at 301-475-4200 x*8069 or eva.jones@stmarysmd.com for further information. #BeTheFIRST
 
October 26th Events

The 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner for the Mission will take place at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday October 26th from 6-9 p.m. This is a 5 star dinner and music event to support the homeless and those in need in our community. For tickets and more information email tickets@seekingshelter.com or call 240-718-8911.

October 28th Events
Bull Roast and Oyster Scald will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am - 6 pm at the Ridge American Legion Post 255. Dinners will be served from 11 am - 5 pm. Menu includes 6 or 12 Oysters (Fried or Steamed), Roast Beef Sandwich w/cole slaw. Dinners include Potato salad, cole slaw, baked Beans, roll. There will be live music, a corn hole tournament and raffle. For more information you can call the American Legion 301-872-5349 or ridgelegion.org
 
Bluegrass for Hospice-2017 is seeking vendors for this year’s event.  It will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.  The event will run from noon until 8:00 pm and will feature Bluegrass music all day with door prizes and a silent auction.  Interested vendors may request a vendor application by calling 301-737-3004 or downloading one at www.bluegrassforhospice.com.  The deadline for requesting a space is October 20, 2017.
 
There will be an Open House at Pets With Disabilities on October 28th 11:30 am - 4:30 pm at 635 Clay Hammond Road in Prince Frederick. Visit the rescue, meet the dogs, and relax for an afternoon. Events of the Day....Trail Walks ? Lucky Draw/Raffle ? Entertainment ? Food and Drink. Rescue tour and meet the dogs available for adoption. Friendly, vaccinated, spayed/neutered dogs invited. If you are unable to attend our event, PLEASE consider making a donation to help us continue our work.  100% of your donation is tax deductible and goes to support and care for the dogs here at PWD. Phone: 443-624-9270  Email:  petswithdisabilities@comcast.net
 
State of Maryland Boating Safety Class will take place on Saturdays from October 28th through November 4th at 5861 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale. Plus, Student Introduction: Marlinspike, Charts and VHF Radio Use. Both Classes Must Be Attended for Certification.
The classes will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 1st Family Member - $25; Each Additional - $10. Girl, Boy or Sea Scout - $10.
FREE to all Fire Fighters, Police, & Veterans. The Fee Waiver is a recruiting policy of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-07 ONLY
Pre-registration will secure your place. Sherry Marnell or sherrymarnell@gmail.com. Chris Jensen-410-867-8849 or christopher@jensen.org or Dawn Yoder 410-867-2398.
 
Calvert Hospice announces our next volunteer training on October 21 and 28. We are looking for volunteers to visit with patients, help in our front office, assist with our bereavement programs for children, and work at our Shoppe for Hospice. We need additional help at the Shoppe for Hospice and encourage friends to come through training together. The Shoppe offers a wonderful opportunity to work together and help Calvert Hospice at the same time. To apply, contact Amanda Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-535-0892. 
November 4th Events

4th Annual Craft Fair and Holiday Boutique hosted by the Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Association Unit 93 will take place on Saturday, November 04th from 9am til 3pm at 21707 Three Notch Road Lexington Park MD (1/4 mile south of Great Mills Road). A wide variety of artisans will offer beautiful custom made items for sale. There will also be a Bake sale and a Basket Raffle. Proceeds of this event will go toward several programs at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and to provide paper for the Three Oaks Veterans Resource Center. For more information call or text Unit President Shirley Vatter at 301-481-9655.

 

Boy Scouts of America will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Campaign November 4, 2017 - Scouting for Food Kick off! Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Scouts will be out in the community distributing bags for the annual Scouting for Food campaign!  All non perishable food and toiletries will be picked up the following Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!  All donations collected will stay in the community and will be distributed to the LOCAL food pantries to help our residents. BSA would like to thank the community for helping out!

 

November 11th Events
Company 4 Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad & The Calvert Elks Lodge will have a Bull and Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 11th from 5pm - 6:30pm or while supplies last. $40 advance ticket sales or $50 at the door. Free draft beer from 5pm-7pm. Country Dance from 7pm - 11pm. $15 single or $25 double for dance without dinner. Cash bar from 7pm-11pm. At the Calvert Elks Lodge #2620 1015 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Call 410-535-9836 or 410-535-5110 to get your advance tickets before they are all sold out!
 
Boy Scouts of America will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Campaign November 4, 2017 - Scouting for Food Kick off! Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing Scouts will be out in the community distributing bags for the annual Scouting for Food campaign!  All non perishable food and toiletries will be picked up the following Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause!  All donations collected will stay in the community and will be distributed to the LOCAL food pantries to help our residents. BSA would like to thank the community for helping out!
November 26th Events

Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will have their 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar November 26th at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dept. at 28165 Hills Club Rd. from 10 AM until 3 PM. Homemade Crafts, Jams/Jelly, Seasonal Items, Jewelry and much more! Free Admission! Food and Baked Goods Available! For additional information or to inquire as a vendor email amycopsey@hotmail.com.

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
The Tri-County Animal shelter is in need of volunteers, ages 14 and older, to assist with caring for the many animals at our facility. There are several volunteer duties offered, including walking shelter dogs, spending time with the cats, taking photos of adoptable pets, general housekeeping, washing dishes and toys, cleaning kennels, and assisting with laundry. Volunteer as little or as much as you’d like. Call the shelter at 301-932-1713 for additional information and volunteer paperwork.
 
Christmas in April*Calvert County, a United Way Community Partner, is now accepting applications for work to be done on Calvert County homes the last Saturday in April 2018.  Deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 30.  The homeowner must live in the home that is referred for Christmas in April.  Friends and family members may submit an application on another’s behalf but should first obtain the homeowner’s consent. Applications may be obtained at the senior centers, libraries, and churches or may be requested by calling 410-535-9044.  Applications also are available at www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org and may be submitted online.
 
The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir are looking for talented, dedicated musicians and singers, aged 8 and up from the tri-county area, who are eager to learn, work hard and have fun! We have preparatory and youth groups, catering to the less and more experienced. Join us for another great year of varied performance opportunities around our community and further afield. Visit our website smyoc.org for more information about how to audition.
 
St. Mary’s County Reads is a literacy program designed to encourage children to develop an interest, habit and desire for reading and help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten! Volunteers read to young children who have come with their parents to the Lexington Park Branch of DSS office for service on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each volunteer will read for one and a half hour intervals between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The purpose of this literacy activity is to help motivate children to read, encourage parents to read to their children and take advantage of the many programs and services for young children that the Library offers. If you are interested in volunteering and want more information about St. Mary’s County Reads contact Dr. Janice Walthour, (NAACP) at stmarysnaacp@gmail.com, 301-863-3011 or Shannon Conroy Frescura, Assistant Branch Manager, Youth Services at St. Mary’s County Library, Lexington Park branch at sfrescura@stmalib.org, 301-863-8188 ext. 2005.
 
 
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2017! Touchdowns Against Cancer is important to Chopticon because childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among young Americans. This is our way of helping the 16,000 children and adolescents that will be diagnosed with cancer this year. We are challenging our fans to pledge for every touchdown we score between September 14th - 30th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation:
Please go to : https://pledgeit.org/tac17-chopticon-braves. facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball
twitter: @chopfootball. Email: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com
 
 
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 month through November on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The vaccinations are available for ferrets, cats, dogs and horses. For more information please visit www.smawl.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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