January 15th Events

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 14th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 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 Nandi Crosby-Jordan ’91. Following the program, beginning at 10 a.m. the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.©, 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 within Cole Cinema, Campus Center. For more information, contact events@smcm.edu or call (240) 895-4310.

 

Rebuilding Together Charles County - Christmas in April is hosting the Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service event on January 15, 2018. Volunteers are needed!  Volunteers will receive an event day T-shirt, light breakfast and lunch. Project's are beautification projects. For more information visit rtcharlescounty.com

January 16th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar called Support for Caregivers on January 16, 2018 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Kim Burton, the Director of Older Adult Programs for the Mental Health Association of Maryland, will discuss risks of stress for caregivers, the emotional, mental, and physical challenges of caregiving, strategies for managing stress, and tips for caregiver self-care. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

January 19th Events

FRIDAY JANUARY 19 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 E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878.   Public Welcome.  HTTP://www.ALpost206.

January 20th Events

The Calvert Master Gardeners will have a Seed Swap on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 am.  Registration starts at 9:30 Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Winter is a great time to plan for spring! Bring unused seeds (2013-2017) or seeds saved from the garden and join the fun. No PVP, GMO, or chemically treated seeds.

January 23rd Events

The 2018 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge is right around the corner, and Special Olympics Maryland is looking for energetic volunteers to help make the event a success! Volunteers are needed throughout the week to assist with event set up, logistics, and in the “plunge zone.” Interested volunteers wanting to help can register online at http://www.somd.org/volunteer/.  Group leaders interested in group volunteer experiences should email volunteers@somd.org for more volunteer opportunities. Also for additional information about “The Plunge” as well as other volunteer opportunities throughout the year, see Special Olympics Maryland website at: http://www.somd.org/ or call 410-242-1515.

January 24th Events
Join SMCPS Partners for Success as they kick off the first two workshops of 2018, our two-part "IEP Mini Series:  How to Become an Informed Effective Parent Team Member! The first part will be on January 24 and the second part will be on February 7. The workshops will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Board of Education Meeting Room, on Moakley Street, Leonardtown.
Participants will:
Understand the steps of the special education process
Understand why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs
Learn how to become a more active and effective participant in meetings
Understand the parts of the IEP and what they mean
Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions and bring a current copy of the child’s IEP with them to both sessions.
The workshops will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Board of Education Meeting Room, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD  20650. These workshops are free but you must register in advance. Please contact Susan Shannon at (301) 863-4069 or email partnersforsuccess@smcps.org to register!
January 26th Events

The Newtowne Players will present Tennessee Williams’ classic drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” Jan. 26-Feb. 11 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. Performances will be Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for military and senior citizens, and may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447. Due to language and subject matter, “A Streetcar Named Desire” is not recommended for children.

 

St. Mary's Association of Model United Nations (SMAMUN) is a simulation of the United Nations where students participate by acting as delegates from various countries, non-governmental agencies, as well as other societal agencies. In doing this, students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize sources as they develop an advanced understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. This educational experience prepares students to become informed and active global citizens. This event is open to ALL 5th graders, middle school, and high school aged students in St. Mary's County. The conference is Friday, January 26, 2017 from 4-8pm, and Saturday, January 27 from 9am-3pm. A one-time $5.00 registration fee for the conference will be collected at the door when you arrive for the conference on Friday, January 26th. The registration fee does not cover the cost of food, which students will have the opportunity to purchase during dinner and lunch breaks. To register or find out any more information, please go to sites.google.com/smcps.org/social-studies-smcps/student-activities/model-united-nations (Go to SMCPS website, click on "Academics", scroll down to "Social Studies", click "Student Opportunities", and click "Model United Nations" If you have any questions, email stmarysmunoc@gmail.com.

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 26 MEXICAN DINNER Yum is the word for this informal dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206(Venturing Crew 429) 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 E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878.   Public Welcome.  HTTP://www.ALpost206.

 

Join The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department on Friday January 26th at the Fire Department in Leonardtown for a Pitch High-Low-Jack Tournament. A fun filled evening playing in our Pitch Tournament. Doors open at 6:15 PM, tournament starts at 7:30 PM. Must be on time as all tables have to start at once! Cost: $20 Registration Fee; bumps are an additional $1 per partner at your table. Bid 4 and make it, you receive a ticket for a chance to win the Buddha Bump Money Fund. Payouts for the top 5; plus we even pay the BIGGEST LOSER. Cash bar and food available. For more information please e-mail Jennifer.russell@smeco.coop.

February 2nd Events

The Newtowne Players will present Tennessee Williams’ classic drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” Jan. 26-Feb. 11 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. Performances will be Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for military and senior citizens, and may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447. Due to language and subject matter, “A Streetcar Named Desire” is not recommended for children.

February 3rd Events
Wreaths Across America is in search of volunteers for wreath clean up at the MD Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery on Saturday, February 3rd from 10am - 4pm. For more information contact George Satterthwaite, gs2nd@aol.com or Lynn Tarburton 301-643-5388. Volunteers will begin wreath pick-up and disposal promptly at 10am.  Please dress weather appropriate, clean-up is rain or shine.  It is recommended that all volunteers wear work gloves.
February 6th Events

The United States Navy Band Commodores will be performing at Henry E. Lackey High on February 6th. The Concert Starts at 7:00PM and admission is free. Jazz enthusiasts and music lovers in general will want to be in attendance to see and  hear this amazing group of musicians. 

February 9th Events

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 9, 2018.  GrooveSpan, a popular and versatile Southern Maryland band with Jennifer Cooper as lead singer, will provide the music. 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 baskets of cheer, and games of chance played for real money will make it a fun night.  Tickets can be purchased at website:   PortTobaccoRiver.org  or call 301-934-2025.

 

Lift Your Spirits with a wine, beer and spirit Tasting Fundraiser for the Southern Maryland Taekwondo Booster Club at 4390 Crain Highway in White Plains on Friday, February 9th from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Presale tickets:$25 At the door:$30 Tickets may be purchased on our web page: www.somdtkdboosterclub.com or on our facebook page. We are raising money for our martial art athletes to be able to attend local, state, regional and national tournaments and for our 3 athletes that made the AAU National Point Sparring Team to be able to attend the International tournament.

February 10th Events

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is pleased to announce the first annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Day for the Community, to be held at the museum on February 10th. Staff from local companies and organizations will be on hand all day to welcome visitors and children, and to assist with a variety of hands-on demos. In addition to hands-on exhibits, there will be food and drinks available for purchase, a “selfie station” for pictures and appearances by Oscar Falco, the museum mascot. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will take place in both buildings and on the flight line, weather permitting. Regular museum admission prices apply for the event.

February 12th Events
Blood Drive:  The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sam’s Club parking lot, 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=5158&opidh=23EB3D509A963640C685AB659FDB0784&idt=43110.4282407 Give the gift of life!
February 13th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad will have a Pancake Supper February 13th, Tuesday – All-You-Can-Eat; starts at 5:00 p.m. & ends at 7:00 p.m. – Cost for adults is $7.00; Children 6-12 is $3.00; & Children 5 & under are free; Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage Links, & Apple Sauce, Assorted Juices, Milk and Coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999

February 17th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad will have aValentine’s Dinner Dance & Silent Auction, February 17th, Saturday; Menu:  Beef, Stuffed Ham, Fried Shrimp, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls, Ice Tea, Coffee, and Water, and Assorted Desserts; Music by: Swingaway; Tickets for Sale - $30 / person in advance or $40 / person at the door: Contact: Georgia W.—301-312-9176 / Cathy C.—301-904-3854 / Dee Dee J.—240-561-2750; Cash Bar; Silent Auction Donations contact Dee Dee J. 240-561-2750; For more info contact Heather Bean at fundraising@SDVFDRS.ORG – Hosted by 2nd District VFD&RS to benefit new building

February 21st Events

Parents Affected By Addiction will meet at the Charles County Sheriff's Office in La Plata on Wednesday February 21st. Doors open at 6 pm. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PABAParents1

February 23rd Events

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuseannounces that the"Comedy Invasion” for Project Graduation will return on Friday, February 23rd at the Huntingtown High School Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Project Graduation, an all-night alcohol-free and drug-free celebration for graduating seniors from the County's four public high schools. "Comedy Invasion” tickets make the perfect holiday gift and currently can be purchased by cash, check, or money order from the CAASA Office located in the Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street, Suite 104, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Beginning January 2, 2018. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door the night of the performance. Tickets for CAASA members and students ages 13-18 years of age are $25.

February 25th Events

There will be a Purse and Totes Bingo on February 25, 2018 at the Ridge Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Doors open at 12:00 pm, Bingo starts at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $25 each Advanced Sales and $30 at the Door. There will also be refreshments, pull tabs and raffles for sale by the Auxiliary.  For reservations and advanced tickets contact: Lauren Fairfax at 301-904-9408.   Proceeds to benefit the Ridge VFD Auxiliary. No children permitted unless they have their own ticket and are accompanied by a paying adult. There will be only one item won per game. Tickets are non-refundable.

March 17th Events

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will have a Fly4aCure Kite Festival on Saturday, March 17th from noon until 6 pm at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. The Fly4aCure Kite Festival is a community kite festival to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be a special recognition ceremony for those affected, as well as food, games, music, entertainment, and beautiful kites. Visit fly4acure.org or email fly4acuresomd@gmail.com for more information.

March 24th Events

The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad will have a Craft and Vendor Fair, March 24th, Saturday – Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Reserve a space $25.00 / For more information: Call Darlene at 240-434-1095 After 4:00 p.m  

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
The annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2018. 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. Purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. An “On Watch” application is available at the  online to www.co.cal.md.us/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565. The “On Watch” Memorial Statue is an 8-foot-tall bronze statue unveiled in 2007 by Maryland artist Antonio Tobias Mendez. The statue commemorates the people and work at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base, the nation’s first, during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, around 68,000 sailors, marines, coast guardsmen and soldiers trained to make beach landings; these forces had major roles at landings in Guadalcanal, North Africa, Sicily, Normandy and the Pacific Solomons Islands.
 
CASA of Southern Maryland will hold information sessions for interested volunteers to learn about the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties Southern Maryland to providing support to abused and neglected children in foster care, and to be their voice within the Social Services and Court Systems. Not only does a CASA have the opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with a child, but they will also get to know the child’s case and offer valuable input to the court for the best interest of the child. “Advocates don’t need any previous experience or training to volunteer. Our volunteers participate in a 32 hour training program that is a combination of online and classroom learning that will prepare them to carry out their duties as CASA.”, says Tonya Kennerly, CASA of Southern Maryland Program Manager. Interested? Stop by an information session in your county to learn more about the CASA program, how to get involved, and even participate in on-the-spot interviews. Contact Jodie Taylor at jtaylor@center-for-children.org or 410-535-3047 for more information. Calvert County-January 9, 2018 from 5-7:30 Calvert County Central Library-Prince Frederick 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick, MD 20678 St. Mary’s County-January 16, 2018 from 5-7:30 Leonardtown Library 23250 Hollywood Rd Leonardtown MD 20650 Charles County-January 23, 2018 from 5-7:30 Waldorf West Library 10405 O’Donnell Pl Waldorf, MD 20603
 
Are you ready for the Holidays? Looking for that perfect Christmas Tree? You won’t have to go far. Boy Scout Troop 1814 is selling trees right in LaPlata next to the corner of Rt. 301 and Rt 6/Charles Street. We're Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-8pm. Thursday and Friday nights 4-8pm. Starting Monday 12/11 open every weeknight 4-8pm. We have hard working scouts who are trying to raise their own money for summer camp, training, and other scouting events. Please support Scouting! For information call 443-277-0197.
 
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.
 
CASA of Southern Maryland serves as the voice for abused and neglected children across the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.  We pride ourselves on recruiting and training passionate  volunteers who are able to uphold our mission of ensuring that children involved in abuse/neglect court proceedings find safe, permanent, loving homes and that placement and services are in the child’s best interests. We are currently in need of active advocates, and have upcoming trainings scheduled across the area.  For more information jtaylor@center-for-children.org. 410-535-3047
 
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is proud to announce that they are sponsoring Zumba Fitness Classes. A Fun, Energetic Aerobic work-out routine with a Latin Inspired Atmosphere...Class starts at 7:00 PM every Thursday and are $6 per class or you can purchase punch cards (6 classes for $30) No Registration Required. Get Fit while having fun and Giving Back! A portion of the proceeds go to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. For More information email Mthompson@Mvfd.com