Various Events With Ongoing Dates
The St. Charles High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp Cadets are hosting a wreath fundraiser with Wreaths Across America to benefit  heros buried at Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery from November 1st through December 1st.  We are advertising $15 wreath sponsorships.  All wreaths will be personally laid by our cadets.  We are committed to the Wreath Across America mission to REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom. SCHS MCJROTC has been a participant of WAA since 2014 at Cheltenham.  Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 27,000 US service members and their spouses.  Last year, more than 8,200 wreaths were sponsored and laid on graves at Cheltenham.  If you have a loved one or friend buried at Cheltenham please consider sponsoring a wreath.  We also except donations for wreath sponsorships.  All sponsorships are tax-deductible. If you would like to sponsor a 2018 wreath, you may mail a check made payable to Wreaths Across America/MD0054P addressed to: SCHS MCJROTC Attn.: Cadet Captain Tarburton/WAA 5305 Piney Church Road Waldorf, Maryland 20637. For more information, please contact our SCHS MCJROTC WAA program coordinator Lynn Tarburton at 301/643-5388.
 
The Holiday Farm Guide booklet, published annually by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission connects consumers with regional farms, as well as wineries and distilleries, aquaculture and seafood producers and more. Find the "Holiday Farm Guide" now, to view or download, on the "Get the Guides" page at SMADC.com. Free copies of the printed guide will be available in limited quantities at participating farms, Southern Maryland public libraries and some regional welcome centers. For more information, and to find a full list of pick-up sites, visit "What’s New/News and Announcements" at SMADC.com. 
 
The Charles County Public Library Adopt-a-Book program is a wonderful way for the Charles County community to engage with the library’s collections. By adopting a book, you contribute to the library’s collection, allowing us to make meaningful and important works available on our shelves. When you adopt a book, you receive a bookplate in the adopted book and recognition on our website, memorializing your contribution. When the book has reached the end of it’s life cycle in the library, adopters will also be given a chance to buy the book before it is sold during a Library sponsored book sale. If you would like to adopt a book in honor of or in memory of someone, please indicate this during your adoption. All Adopt-a-Book donations are tax-deductible. Donors will receive a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt from The Charles County Public Library. Visit ccplonline.org/adopt, or walk in to any
Charles County Public Library branch to adopt a book today!
 
 
Girl Scout troops in Charles County are currently welcoming new members. Girls in Grades K-12 are welcome to get started on their Girl Scout adventure today! For more information, contact (301) 861-5863. 
 
 
On the First Wednesday of each month the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure at the Circuit Court for Charles County Law Library 200 Charles Street La Plata, MD 20646. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation. Reservations requested – please call 301-932-3322
 
Girl Scout troops in Calvert County are welcoming new members. Girls in grades kindergarten through 12th are invited to join. For information call 301-861-5861 or visit www.gscnc.org.
 
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) is seeking volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help staff its Joining Forces telephone hotline for Maryland's low-income veterans. Launched in 2014 with funding provided by the Legal Services Corporation's Pro Bono Innovation Grant, the Joining Forces hotline provides individuals who are low-income and who have served in any branch of the military with direct and immediate access to legal assistance and brief advice on a wide range of civil legal issues. The Joining Forces hotline is staffed by volunteer attorneys on Tuesdays (3:00pm - 7:00pm), and Thursdays (9:30am - 1:30pm). Volunteers can answer hotline calls from the comfort of their own homes or offices. Detailed information, in the form of scripts, about various areas of civil law is provided to volunteers to use as a reference when responding to inquiries from callers. For more information about how to become involved with Maryland Legal Aid as a pro bono attorney, contact Pro Bono Program Director, Anais Taboas, at 410-951-7624 or ataboas@mdlab.org. 
 
The volunteers at Feral Cat Rescue hope that you have heard the good news that St Mary’s County will be getting our own animal  shelter.  You can help make the shelter a lower kill shelter by taking responsibility for the community cats in your neighborhood. You can borrow a trap to do Trap, Neuter Return. Feral Cat Rescue has spay/neuter grants for feral and stray community cats.  Please email us at info@feralcatrescuemd.org for information.  Please help stop the euthanization of so many cats at Tri County Shelter by trapping cats and getting them spayed or neutered. Please contact us for help.
 
 
Do you know someone who has committed a crime in Charles County? Do you want to report them but remain anonymous? You can do that by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest of the suspect, you are eligible for a cash reward.  You never have to give your name and you are assigned a code number when you call. Help make a difference and turn criminals in! Charles County Crime Solvers is a non-profit overseen by a board of directors comprised of community and business members who volunteer their time to raise reward monies and promote awareness of the program. To learn more, visit www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.
 
Do you live in the Tri-County Area of Southern Maryland? If Yes!! Then this message is for you. The Charles County Department of Social Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services and St Mary’s County Department of Social Services are looking for individuals like you to become foster parents to children in the tri-county area. Foster parents offer temporary/short-term care and supportive services to children who are unable to live at home due to abusive and/or neglectful situations. Each Local Department of Social Service (DSS) depends on foster parents to carry out the day-to-day parenting for these children by opening their homes and providing emotional wellness and enrichment activities until they can either return safely to their own homes or until the children are adopted. Each local Department of Social Service will provide the training and resources you need to be a successful foster parent.  For more information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the Tri-County Recruiter at 301-392-6727 or via email at cclarke@maryland.gov.
Remember, we are counting on you Southern Maryland to help the children in your county.
 
 

 

 

 

November 14th Events

The Annual Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser for SMAWL is going on now but will end on Nov. 25th. A person may post the picture of their animal for a $10 fee and/or vote for an animal who has their photo on the site for $5 (you may use each dollar toward different animals. The website to post and vote is https://www.gogophotocontest.com/smawl. All proceeds go to SMAWL which is a no kill shelter and ran by volunteers. Their website for the organization is http://www.smawl.org/. Spread the word to help all the animals!

 

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

November 15th Events

PABA’S November Meeting will take place on Thursday - November 15th at the Charles Co. Sheriffs Office in LaPlata from 6:30 to 8:30. Doors open @ 6. This is your chance to Tour the H.O.P.E. Trailer. Heroin Overdose Prevention Education www.facebook.com/PABAparents1 301-848-6449 301-399-1810 PABAPARENTS@YAHOO.COM Your struggle is NOT alone – Reach Out

November 17th Events

 

 

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17– ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR. The ever-popular Annual Bazaar features something for everyone. Raffles, Bake sale, crafts, gifts, decorations, numerous vendors, and Santa. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., come for a light breakfast and stay for the Special Lunch. Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Post Upper Level Main Hall on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Admission is Free and the Public is warmly welcomed. For more information, or to rent a table ($35 & up), contact the Bazaar Chairperson Brenda Miller at BMiller1234@verizon.net or phone at 443-404-1060.

 

The American Legion Post 238 will have a Dance to MOTOWN! FEATURING: THE RISE BAND & SHOW $20 Per Person $35 Per Couple Nov 17, 2018 7-11pm All Proceeds go to: The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. For tickets call 301-274-3522 or stop by the post. 

November 18th Events

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

 

On November 18th, 2018,  the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department/Ladies Auxiliary, located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge MD 20680, will be  having a Kids Only Bingo, $15 - 1 book per child,  ages 5 to 14 years old.  Doors open at 12:00 pm and Bingo will begin at 1:00 pm. *Children must be accompanied by an adult, but the adult CANNOT purchase a ticket for themselves* All prizes will be $25.00 gift cards to kid-friendly stores (Five Below, Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Movies, etc.).  There will be $1 Specials, Boys and Girls theme raffles and an Adults only 50/50 raffle. Food to purchase: Hot Dogs, Pizza, Nachos with Cheese Dip, Chips, Soda, Water, Desserts

 

Girl Scout Troop 6058 is sponsoring a Craft Fair/Flea Market/Bazaar in the Laurel Glenn Shopping Center Parking Lot on Nov 18th from 11 am to 4 pm. We have several vendors signed up. The event is free to the public. We are still looking for more vendors. For more information email gstroop6058@gmail.com

 

 

The Sons Of The American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville will hold its first bluegrass concert of the season on Sunday November 18th from 2-5pm. The doors open at noon and the cost for the show is $20 per person. Food will be available for sale by the sons of the American Legion prior to the show. For more information visit www.americanlegionbluegrass.com or call 301-737-3004. 

November 19th Events

The Annual Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser for SMAWL is going on now but will end on Nov. 25th. A person may post the picture of their animal for a $10 fee and/or vote for an animal who has their photo on the site for $5 (you may use each dollar toward different animals. The website to post and vote is https://www.gogophotocontest.com/smawl. All proceeds go to SMAWL which is a no kill shelter and ran by volunteers. Their website for the organization is http://www.smawl.org/. Spread the word to help all the animals!

November 20th Events

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

November 22nd Events
On Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018) strut your stuff at the 7th Annual 5K run/walk to benefit Project ECHO Homeless Shelter.  Race begins at 7 AM at the Arc of Southern Maryland.  Race day registration begins at 6AM.  Pre-Registration bib & t-shirt pick up at Project ECHO 12-6PM, on November 20-21.  $30 "Early Bird Registration" until Nov 15/ $35 Nov 16-22/ $25 for all kids under 12.  Register at www.ProjectECHO.net. YOU MUST REGISTER BY NOV 4 FOR A GUARANTEED FREE T- SHIRT.  
 
November 23rd Events

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

November 24th Events

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

November 25th Events

The Annual Pet Photo Contest Fundraiser for SMAWL is going on now but will end on Nov. 25th. A person may post the picture of their animal for a $10 fee and/or vote for an animal who has their photo on the site for $5 (you may use each dollar toward different animals. The website to post and vote is https://www.gogophotocontest.com/smawl. All proceeds go to SMAWL which is a no kill shelter and ran by volunteers. Their website for the organization is http://www.smawl.org/. Spread the word to help all the animals!

 

 

Be a Patron. On Sunday, November 25th from Noon until 4pm, The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museum Stores join over 700 Museum Stores to offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite St. Mary’s County museums. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in our one-of-a kind stores, showcasing a broad assortment of unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and local artisan’s and author’s offerings, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of the St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Lighthouse museums. NEW this year, pick up your limited-edition Friends of St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museum Store ornament, a holiday piece you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, our museum stores are where you should look! 

November 30th Events

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

 

 

The Newtowne Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “Christmas Belles” from November 30 to December 16. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Christmas Belles” tells of Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas. The church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

December 1st Events

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

 

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

 

Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the St. Clement’s Island Museum during their Christmas Doll & Train Holiday Exhibit.. This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents or books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture your youth by running the model trains. The Museum Store will be brimming with unique holiday gifts so you can complete your list. Holiday Exhibit Date: Daily, December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Hours: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cost: $3.00 adults; $2.00 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and under free. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/    Phone: 301-769-2222

 

On December 1st from 9 am to noon The Greenwell Foundation will have their Annual Holiday Horse Open House. This free family event is a great time to take your holiday photo with our horses, make a festive craft, meet our goats and sheep, and enjoy the beauty of Greenwell State Park. The event will take place at Greenwell Foundation, 25450 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636. For more information you can email greenwellconnect@gmail.com

 

The 17th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 1st and 2nd 2018. The House will also be open on November 3th from 4 pm to 8 pm, for tours of the decorated house only. On Saturday and Sunday, the museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period. A special addition to this year's festivities will the presentation of "Footsteps of the Assassin" by Eddie Roberts, a well-known local historian and re-enactor. For more information, please call Melinda Brown, at 240-271-9838 or mel2408@comcast.net.

 

On December 1st and 2nd, during the Victorian Christmas festivities, the Dr. Samuel Mudd House is proud to present "Footsteps of the Assassin" by local historian and re-enactor Eddie Roberts, a unique Civil War learning experience. Not just facts, figures and dates; Eddie's personable style livens up Civil War history by giving first-person expression to the feelings, passions, and meanings of the period. Eddie takes great pride in reflecting his ancestors' lives to enlighten, entertain, and educate on Civil War history. The presentations promise to be a important addition to the Victorian Christmas activities at the Dr. Samuel Mudd House Victorian Christmas. The hours on Dec. 1 and 2 are 11am to 8 pm.

December 2nd Events

On December 2nd from Noon until 4 pm the St. Clement’s Island Museum will have their Holiday Open House. Enjoy the opening of the holiday exhibit inside the museum. Get a jump on your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store. FREE ADMISSION, refreshments, games and face painting. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the museum from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dr. Thomas Gerard, first owner of St. Clement’s Island, will talk about his property. This event is a special opening encouraging the public to come experience this unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.

 

 

Join the Humane Society of Charles County at their 29th annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, on December 2, from 10am-3pm. Over 120 crafters will be showcasing their hand made items for sale. The Humane Society of Charles County will also have the "White Elephant" Tables, a Baked Goods table, as well as animal themed baskets for sale. Guests are humbly requested to donate a pet food item (any type any kind) or donate $1.00 which will directly benefit the homeless pets currently residing at the shelter waiting for homes.

December 7th Events

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

 

Solomons Christmas Walk Celebrating 34 years at the Calvert Marine MuseumHoliday festivities will begin with a stroll through the luminaria lit streets during the annual Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. In addition to all of the activities on the island, enjoy Annmarie Garden in Lights and the ever-popular lighted boat parade in Solomons. The Calvert Marine Museum is offering its own holiday delights for visitors of all ages – and admission is FREE! On both Friday and Saturday evening at the Calvert Marine Museum, enjoy local musical entertainment: Friday, December 7
6 – 7 p.m.        COSMIC Flute Choir

7 – 8 p.m.        Patuxent Voices

8 – 9 p.m.        Calvert and Patuxent High School Chamber Orchestras

Saturday, December 8

6 – 7 p.m.        Bruce Rider & Friends

7 – 8 p.m.        Patuxent High School Carolers

8 – 9 p.m.        Sax Appeal 

Santa and “Squeak” the museum otter, will visit and spread holiday cheer. Children can create a holiday craft to take home. Enjoy punch and cookies on Friday and Santa’s Coffee House on Saturday featuring complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. Shop locally in the Museum Store for high-quality gifts that will please everyone on your holiday list. Many items are made in America. Museum members receive 20% off all weekend. The store will be open both nights from 6 – 9 p.m. and is stocked with a unique collection of clothing, hostess gifts, hundreds of regional books, unique holiday cards, custom mugs, Carvel Hall crab knives, beautiful jewelry, gourmet snacks, ornaments galore, and plenty of stocking stuffers.
To learn more about the Solomons Christmas Walk, visit the website at:  http://solomonsmaryland.com/solomons-christmas-walk.html.

 

Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to the 47th anniversary of the long standing tradition of the Madrigal Dinners. Please join us for an evening of fine dining, beautiful music, firelight and wassail at the beautifully decorated State House in St. Mary’s City. The Mistress Brent Garden Club has amazed us for 45 years with beautiful period decorations for all to enjoy. For many, this tradition marks the opening of their holiday season and is truly a night to remember. The cost is $90.00 for Friends of Historic St. Mary’s City and $95.00 for non-members. This year’s dates are December 7, 8, 14, and 15th starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are required-call or email Mary (240)-895-4991, MaryB@digshistory.org or Porzia (240) 895-4960, PorziaP@digshistory.org for reservations. 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@HSMCdigsHistory.org.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “Christmas Belles” from November 30 to December 16. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Christmas Belles” tells of Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas. The church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

 

The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society proudly presents our 3rd annual Renaissance Christmas concert weekend! Performing in period dress, we will take you back to the time of great feasts in great halls with the joy and merriment of the Christmas Season. With our Procession of the Court into the Banquet Hall with Masters in This Hall you will transported to the world of Elizabethan England. There will also be some well-known Christmas carols and other holiday songs to put you in the Spirit of the Season. There will be three performances of the Renaissance Christmas concert: The first performance on Thursday, December 6th will be a benefit concert for the Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry. There is no cost to attend this modified performance, but a contribution will be greatly appreciated. There will also be a cookie sale sponsored by Peace Lutheran. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. The concert on Saturday, December 8th will include a full dinner (choice of ham, turkey with stuffing or vegetarian lasagna) and dessert. Seating is limited for the dinner concert and must be reserved in advance. Tickets for the Dinner concert are $40 for adults and $35 for seniors, students and Military with ID. Order your tickets now so you don’t miss it! The audience should be seated by 6:30 pm for this 7 pm concert. The Sunday, December 9th performance will be a concert followed by a dessert reception. This concert will begin at 3:30 pm. Tickets for the Sunday Dessert concert are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and Military with ID.  Advance ticket purchase recommended.
All 3 concerts will be performed at Peace Lutheran Church (11610 Rubina Pl, Waldorf, MD). Tickets can be purchased from our website (http://www.chesapeakechoral.com) or reserved by calling 301-642-0594. Chesapeake Choral Arts is a 501c3 organization. We welcome new members

December 8th Events
 
The “Winter Wonderland Workshops” by the Sotterley Garden Guild will take place on Saturday December 8th in the Historic Sotterley Farmer’s Market Building. Have you tried DIY holiday décor projects before, but just couldn’t seem to pull it off? Great news, the Sotterley Garden Guild is offering two workshops on Saturday, December 8th to share their decoration making expertise! 9:00 a.m. – noon. Workshop #1:Wreath & Swag making. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop #2:Tabletop Arrangements & Okra Angels making. Advance reservations only. Space is limited to 20 people per workshop. Light refreshments provided. Price: $30 per workshop. Greens provided, but please bring gloves and clippers, if possible. Order tickets online: www.sotterley.org or call the office at 301-373-2280.
 
Join the students and staff of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8th from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Santa will make his grand entrance at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the Forrest Center’s Culinary Arts students. Admission to this event, which includes breakfast, is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 3 and younger. An omelet bar is available for an additional $2.00. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday, enjoy some home cooking, and let the little ones check out the face painting, gingerbread cookie and craft rooms. Santa’s Workshop will be available for children to purchase small gifts (most under $10). Forrest Center students will assist the children. The gifts they purchase will be wrapped. Remember to get a photo of your child letting Santa know their holiday wishes. If you forget your camera, students from the Forrest Center will photograph your child with Santa for $5. Families may receive up to five poses on a CD. Proceeds will benefit the Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter and student programs. The Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter is among the most successful in the state and annually must fundraise over $25,000 to cover the cost of leadership training, chapter activities and regional, state & national competitions. For more information about SkillsUSA, go to: www.skillsusa.org. The event may be recorded and presented on SMCPS Channel 96, the school system’s cable channel, and the Internet. For more information, contact Chef Amanda Granados at 301-475-0242, x28210 or aegranados@smcps.org.
 
The 2018 Calvert County Christmas Shop with a Cop event will take place Saturday December 8th. Deputies will pick children up at their residence between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and take them to Breakfast in Prince Frederick. After breakfast they will be driven to a shopping center in Prince Frederick via full police procession. The children will have $150.00 to spend on Christmas presents. After shopping, the participants will be driving to the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department to enjoy snacks and wrap the presents. Anyone with any questions please feel free to contact DFC Andre Mitchell at 410-535-2800 or Andre.Mitchell@calvertcountymd.gov.
 
Get all your holiday shopping done at the Northern Band Boosters' 16th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held this Saturday, December 8, at Northern High School in Owings. Shop for one of a kind gifts such as handmade jewelry, holiday decorations, candles, gourmet food, T-shirts, sports memorabilia, and more. Santa will visit before returning to the North Pole. Musicians of all ages are invited to perform in a holiday concert in the Mary Harrison auditorium at 11:00 a.m. Children can make gifts in Santa’s Workshop. Free admission and free parking for all Craft Fair shoppers. You won't want to miss the Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 8 from 9:00 to 3:00 at Northern High School in Owings.
 
December 9th Events
In celebration of  Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. 28th year of service to our community, they invite all volunteers, (past, present or future) to join them on Sunday, December 9th at Summerseat Farm from 1 pm until 4 pm for their open house. The farm is located at 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md. There will be scrap books on display to share from yesterday. Also, a silent auction. Refreshments will be served. Please come and share in our success and wonderful memories of the past 28 years.
For more information, call 301-884-2905.
 
You are invited to an All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 9th from 9am until noon at the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge #2092 located in California, MD. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for kids ages 5 to 10, and children 4 and under are free. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa. For more information please call 301-863-7800.
 
The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary are selling raffle tickets for a basket of gift cards, certificates and holiday cheer! The basket has a value of $500. The drawing will be held during the Breakfast with Santa on December 9th. For information or to purchase tickets, call Brabara Sue at 301-769-2654.
 
 
The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is opening its doors on Friday evening, November 9, for Special Needs Night. The museum is open exclusively for all individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers from 5 – 7 p.m. See why the museum is a fun and welcoming place for families to visit any day of the week! This event is offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services. Meet “Bubbles” the museum otter mascot, enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, river otters, and activities in the Discovery Room. Have fun in a supportive environment; a special calming room will be available. The Museum Store will be open and chock full of items. See a model train display in the Harms Gallery, courtesy of the Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club. The train will be on display through Saturday, November 10 at 1 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.
 
The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department invite you to their Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 9th from 9 am until Noon. Come enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Have fun making a Christmas ornament and have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs Claus. Dec 9,2018. Breakfast starts at 9 am and runs till noon.
 
 The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a craft/vendor fair and lunch with Santa on December 9th at the Firehouse on Old Washington Road in Waldorf fron 10 am - 3 pm
 
The St. Mary’s County 4-H program will be holding a Quarter Auction to benefit the 4-H Youth Development Program on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  This event will feature over 15 vendors with the opportunity to win items for only 1 to 2 quarters.   Doors will open at 12:00 pm and the Auction starts at 1:00pm.  For more information and reservations, contact Barbara Dobbins in the 4-H Office at 301-475-4478.  University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access program. 
December 10th Events

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, December 10, 2018 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

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December 14th Events

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

 

Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to the 47th anniversary of the long standing tradition of the Madrigal Dinners. Please join us for an evening of fine dining, beautiful music, firelight and wassail at the beautifully decorated State House in St. Mary’s City. The Mistress Brent Garden Club has amazed us for 45 years with beautiful period decorations for all to enjoy. For many, this tradition marks the opening of their holiday season and is truly a night to remember. The cost is $90.00 for Friends of Historic St. Mary’s City and $95.00 for non-members. This year’s dates are December 7, 8, 14, and 15th starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are required-call or email Mary (240)-895-4991, MaryB@digshistory.org or Porzia (240) 895-4960, PorziaP@digshistory.org for reservations. 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@HSMCdigsHistory.org.

 

The Newtowne Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “Christmas Belles” from November 30 to December 16. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Christmas Belles” tells of Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas. The church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

December 15th Events

 

Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the St. Clement’s Island Museum during their Christmas Doll & Train Holiday Exhibit . This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents or books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture your youth by running the model trains. The Museum Store will be brimming with unique holiday gifts so you can complete your list. Holiday Exhibit Date: Daily, December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Hours: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cost: $3.00 adults; $2.00 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and under free. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/    Phone: 301-769-2222

December, 16th Events

December 29th Events

Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the St. Clement’s Island Museum during their Christmas Doll & Train Holiday Exhibit. This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents or books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture your youth by running the model trains. The Museum Store will be brimming with unique holiday gifts so you can complete your list. Holiday Exhibit Date: Daily, December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Hours: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cost: $3.00 adults; $2.00 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and under free. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/    Phone: 301-769-2222

December 31st Events