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April 27th Events
The League of Women Voters of Calvert County will host “Shaping Calvert’s Future: Community We Want? Resources We Need?” on 
Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Calvert Pines Senior Center (450 West Dares Rd., Prince Frederick, MD). The forum is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Discussion will explore visions of what Calvert County may look like in the future, including the balance between growth, quality of life and the desire to retain the rural feel of our county. An independent, expert panel focused on growth issues and their multiple impacts on the community will present; followed by a question and answer period. 
 
Westlake High School presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" April 27th, 28th, and 29th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8 for Adults, $7 for Senior Citizens, and $6 for Students.
 
La Plata High School presents "Legally Blonde, the Musical" on April 27th at 6:30 pm, April 28th at 6:30 pm, and April 29th at 2:30 and 6:30 pm.
 
Calling all Golfers – The VFW Auxiliary Post 2632 is hosting a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on April 27th at Cedar Point Golf Course, Patuxent River, MD. All proceeds from the event will raise funds for the McVet’s organization (www.mcvet.org) .
The tournament is limited to 30- four man teams. Singles will be paired with other teams to create a 4-person team. Early Bird Registration begins today through April 13th and is $75 per person or $300 per team. Regular Registration is April 14-25 and is $350 per team; so gather your team and get registered during our early bird registration and save $50 per team! Raffles, Silent Auction and prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Breakfast and Lunch included. Contact Wayne LaFleur at Auxiliaryvfw2632@gmail.com or call 240-431-3086. Drop by the Post with your registration check or mail to VFW Post 2632, Attn: Auxiliary Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 86, California, MD 20619.
 
Southern Maryland Sierra Club is hosting a free public film screening of "Before the Flood!" Thursday, April 27 from 6-7:45 pm at the Lexington Park library- Room B. This acclaimed documentary film with Leonardo DiCaprio is an exploration of the changes occurring around the world due to climate change and what we can do now-- great preparation for the upcoming People's Climate March! This will also be our last in-person opportunity to register for the bus leaving from California, MD and stopping in Charlotte Hall, MD before arriving in DC for to the climate march on April 29! Event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/605050839680529/  Contact Phone Number: 240-808-4233

 

April 28th Events
Do you want to help people find a better way to resolve their conflicts? Have you ever considered becoming a mediator? Applications are now being accepted from individuals interested in participating in a 40 hour training course held by Community Mediation of St. Mary’s County and the Community Mediation Center of Calvert. Session dates are April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7. Mediators help participants identify issues, express their ideas, listen to the other person/s and generate their own resolution. Mediators are non-judgmental, do not take sides or tell participants what to do. If you are interested in committing your time to serve as a skilled volunteer or if you would like information about mediation services, please contact us:
Calvert County residents call 443-295-7456 or visit www.calvert-mediation.org. 
St. Mary’s County residents call 301-475-9118 or visit www.CommunityMediationSMC.org. 
 
FRIDAY APRIL 28 – BUILD YOUR OWN TACO DINNER – Join us for this unforgettable 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.  Cost is $12 including beverage.  The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to 410-257-9878   Public Welcome.  http://www.ALpost206.org
 
MOMS Club of Waldorf West will have their Spring Open House at Gleneagles Community Center, 4900 Kirkcaldy Court, St. Charles, MD 20602 on Friday, April 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Who we are: We are a support group designed just for you, the at-home mother of today! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and proud of your choice to dedicate yourself to being an at home mother for your family! We know because we are at-home mothers, too! You can have a support group that understands your wants and desires as an at-home mother and we are it! We are the first, largest, and fastest growing support group specifically for at-home mothers.
 
Hughesville Hurricanes Football and Cheerleading Organization will be having their First Annual Golf Tournament on April 28th, 8am at Wicomico Shore Golf Course; 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road, Mechanicsville. Cost: $125 per golfer, includes registration, all meals and Non alcoholic drinks. Other activities: 50/50 raffle, Closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contests, corn-hole board silent auction. How to register: Go to: www.hughesvillehurricanes.com; click on Golf Tournament, then "Register Here"

 

April 29th Events

Saturday, April 29th John Hanson PTSO is having a Vendor/Craft Show from 9am to 1pm at the school located at 3165 John Hanson Drive in Waldorf.  Get Mom a gift for Mother’s Day, find that special something for a grad or simply treat yourself!!!  Shop with over 30 vendors who will be on site!  All money raised from this event will be used to purchase a school sign.  The PTSO will also have concessions available to purchase. Door prizes will be raffled off frequently throughout the day for all customers who attend.  Everyone will get a ticket just for walking through the door.  Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

April 30th Events

There will be a Quarter Auction sponsored by the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary on Sunday, April 30th, doors open at 12 noon, auction begins at 1:00 PM.  Located at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge, MD, intersection of Routes 5 and 235.  For more info, call 240-416-4224.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having a “Benefit Pitch Tournament” for a maximum of 48 players on Sunday, April 30, at 4:00 p.m. at 36786 Bushwood Wharf Road in Bushwood .  The registration fee will be $20.00.  The prizes are 1st Place $100.00, 2nd Place $50.00, and 3rd Place $25.00.  Bump money will go back to players.  Homemade desserts will be available for purchase, as well as a 50/50 Raffle and Pull Tabs.  For reservations, please call Bobbie at 301-769-3508.  

 

Join the Friends of Old Waldorf School for "Tea at Tiffany's" on April 30 from 1pm—4pm. Assorted Teas, Scones, Tea Sandwiches and Sweet Treats. There will be a special silent auction for items, sales tables for bedding plants and teas. Tickets are Free but Donations are Appreciated. R.S.V.P. is REQUIRED at 301-752-5198 or waldorfschl@aol.com. Seating is limited. All proceeds and donations benefit "Friends of Old Waldorf School", a non-profit organization.

May 3rd Events

Are you facing a foreclosure and can't afford an attorney. Get free legal advice from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. Attorneys are available the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Charles County Public Law Library in La Plata. Next clinic is Wednesday May 3rd from 10 am to 1 pm. For more information call 301-932-3322. 

May 5th Events
There will be a Purse Bingo sponsored by the Hollywood Lions Club on Friday May 5th. Doors open at 5, games start at 6:30. Location: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept. Designer Purse Bingo, 50/50 raffle, Brown bag auction, Cake auction. Advanced sales $25, at the door sales $30. Each additional book $5.00, Contact Mary Ann @ 301-481-1384, or Rose @ 301-481-7134.
 
The 32nd annual Fallen Heroes Day ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium Maryland. The annual event, which attracts more than 1,500 guests from across the state of Maryland, honors and remembers police and correctional officers, firefighters, and emergency medical/rescue personnel who died in the line of duty during the past year. For more information call Phone: 410-666-0490.
May 6th Events

The farming communities in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Countieswill be having an auction to help victims of the recent wildfires in the midwest/plain areas.  This event will take place at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata on Saturday May 6th starting at 5:00 p.m. All event proceeds (100%) will go to victims. Food and refreshments will be available and supported by local 4-H clubs, FFA, and Young Farmers’ organizations in the area. If you produce local meats or other food items you would like to donate, please call or e-mail. Items to be included in the Auction include Concert tickets (Luke Byan, Lady Antebellum), National Tickets,"One Hour Ride in a Combine or Tractor", Wine tasting tours, Paintball Experience for 4, Fishing Trips, Wedding Reception Venue, Bushel of Crabs, Handmade items (Quilts, Decoys, etc). Locally Raised Items, (Meats, Produce, Vegetables, etc), Animal Feed, Hay, New Lawn/Garden Items, Load of Mulch, Asphalt Millings, a variety of service, hand crafted items/Furniture; Flower and Bedding Plants, Livestock and much more! The organizers are also seeking donations and sponsors. Contact Info: Tel: Brian Russell (St. Mary’s) 240-298-5181 / David Hancock (Charles) – 301-752-2353 / Jason Leavitt (Calvert) – 703-899-6380; Ronnie Farrell (301-904-3402)

 

Join 'Dive Against Debris' and Project aware on the morning of May 6th at 9AM to work on cleaning up our local beaches and waterways. They will be cleaning up Seahorse Beach, located in Lusby as well as a close-by pond. They are in need of divers to dive for debris, beach walkers for trash clean up, and anyone else thats willing to lend a helping hand. This event is 100% FREE for all that attend and we will even be providing lunch free of charge. Divers can bring their own gear, or we will have gear for you to use. Please plan for cooler water temps. Divers please bring at least you personal gear (mask, snorkel, fin booties and fins). If you plan on attending we are asking that you register with the shop so we can make sure we have enough food, gear, etc for everyone. To sign up visit www.projectaware.org.

 

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 6 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 12th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and museum is FREE.

 

The Ridge Lions Club is happy to host a ‘Scrapbooking Crop’ from 9 am – 4 pm on May 6th at the Knights of Columbus hall at 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680.  A $35 fee will apply for this all day if paid prior to April 29th or $40 if paid on or after April 30th.  There are only 40 spots available so please reserve your spot today by sending a check or money order to the “Ridge Lions Club, P.O. Box 391, Ridge, MD, 20680”.  The event includes: Lunch, snacks, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, ½ table space, table buddies, vendors and best of all Lions/LEOs Club members carry in/out all of your supplies.  For additional information please go to our Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/RidgeLionsClub.

 

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite residents and visitors to attend the eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse on Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco. There will be many Southern Maryland’s local artists and vendors.  Step into the 18th century and tour the Port Tobacco Court House, Stagg Hall, and Burch House. Admission is free.  Rain date is Saturday, May 20. For more information, call Mary Fenton at 301-375-7892.
 
Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Charles County Special Olympics Spring Games being held on Saturday, May 6 at Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Score keepers, athlete escorts, and general volunteers are needed to assist with Bocce, Swimming, and Track and Field events. Volunteers can register online at www.charlescountyparks.com/recreation/volunteer-opportunities. No previous experience is required.  The event is rain or shine. For additional information, contact the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism at 301-932-3470. Those citizens with special needs please contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
The 2017 annual Spring Fishin’ Buddies Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville will take place on Saturday, May 6, 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. Trophies will be awarded in the two age divisions. Registration forms are due to the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism main office by noon on Wednesday, May 3. For more information or to receive an entry form, call the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, at 301-932-3470 or 301-870-3388 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
There will be a "A PUP FOR A VET" FUNDRAISER on Saturday May 6th at the Hughesville American Legion on Brandywine Road in Hughesville. This is an opportunity to help veterans in need of a service dog to raise funds for that dog. Get your partner ready and sign up today. Vendors will be set up for shopping. Food and Beer will also be sold. Vendor event runs from 10:00am -4:00pm. Bring the entire family and help support a Vet in Need of a Service Dog. Contacts Krystal at 240-765-9102 or Krissywave@yahoo.com
To be a Vendor: Kellie 352-575-6138 or Firekellie17@aol.com
 
Call for Vendors for Annmarie Antique & Flea Faire! Annmarie invites vendors to apply to their spring event to take place Saturday, May 6, 9am-4pm & Sunday, May 7, 10am-3pm. Easy ONLINE application! To apply or to learn more about the event, visit, www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640. The Faire will include more than 100 indoor and outdoor booths, along with DIY presentations, an appraisal fair, demos, talks and more.  Businesses and vendors who specialize in antiques, collectibles, vintage home & garden, furniture, flea finds, architectural salvage, vintage clothing & jewelry, upcycled arts & crafts, small batch foods, and more, are invited to apply.  There is no application fees; if accepted, vendors pay booth fees.
 
The 3rd Annual Tri County Memory Walk honoring loved ones lost to addiction will take place on Saturday, May 6th at 9:00 am at Serenity Farms - hosted by Project Echo if you have any questions you can call me 443-0510-7883. The Tri County memory walk has a facebook page with all the details.
 
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum is sponsoring National Train Day on Saturday, May 6th from 1-4pm at the Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach. Join us in celebrating "National Train Day" on the porch of the Railway Museum with train-themed games and crafts. Free event, open to the public, drop-ins welcome.

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, will present the 2017 Annmarie Antique & Flea Faire, on Saturday, May 6, 9:00am - 4:00pm & Sunday, May 7, 10:00am - 3:00pm.  The public is invited to this fabulous weekend of over 100 indoor and outdoor booths showcasing antiques and collectibles, vintage and upcycled furniture, clothing, jewelry, flea finds, vintage home and garden, and more. For more information and a detailed schedule, call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org. 

May 7th Events

The East Coast Drifters' Spring Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road.  Hours are from 9:00 to 3:00.  Rain date is Sunday, May 21.  The show is open to all cars 1989 and older.  Pre-registration until April 30 is $15; registration at the gate is $20; admission for spectators is $3.  NSRA Safety Inspection is available to show entrants.  Limited vendor space is available.  Food and drink are available from the Moose Lodge.  Pre-registration checks should be made payable to "East Coast Drifters" and sent to 12950 Leman Lane, Waldorf, MD 20601.  For additional information, call Arnold @ 301-283-2829 or Larry @ 240-412-0531.

 

The March of Dimes biggest annual fundraiser, March for Babies will be taking place on May 7th. Southern Maryland residents can sign up to participate at marchforbabies.org, start a team with co-workers, family or friends, or donate to help babies survive and thrive.  On-site registration begins at 8:00AM with the three-mile walk kicking off at 9:00AM at the Regency Furniture Stadium.

 

Charles County Crime Solvers is hosting a Skeet Shoot on Sunday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Metro Gun Club in Waldorf. This family friendly event is a fun way to test your marksmanship skills. A catered lunch is served and awards are given to top scores for individual, team, women, and youth categories. Visit Crime Solvers at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.org or like us on facebook!

 

On May 7, the Division of Natural Resources and Calvert Nature Society will hold an afternoon of naturalist walks and other activities at the Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. The event will feature demonstrations from the Search and Rescue canine teams, plant sales from Calvert Garden Club, and more. This is a free event for all ages. Learn more online at http://calvertparks.org/event-2412363. More information: Contact Karyn Molines, Chief, Division of Natural Resources: 410-535-5327; molinekl@co.cal.md.us or Anne Sundermann, Executive Director, Calvert Nature Society: 301-204-4730; anne@calvertparks.org.
May 9th Events

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will take place on Tuesday, May 9 starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center on 44219 Airport Road, California, MD. The community is invited to honor this year’s Law Enforcement Officers of the Year and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to their community. For more information, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, or email sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com.

 

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar on Understanding Hospice Care on May 9, 2017 from 12 – 1:30 pm at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Classroom 2. Presenters Stephanie Carpenter, MD and Sarah Simmons will present information on myths about hospice, the right time to call, and the hospice referral process. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

May 10th Events

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There’s so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why the nonprofit D-A-V (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all D-A-V services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. Wednesday, May 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park. For further information regarding these events, please feel free to contact NSO Lamarr Couser at (410) 230-4440.

May 12th Events

Calvert Pines Senior Council will hold a Purse and Accessories Sale, Friday, May 12, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. The Senior Council is accepting donations of new and gently used purses, jewelry, and accessories (no shoes or clothing). Donations can be dropped off at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-535-4606.

 

FRIDAY MAY 12 –RIBS & CRAB DINNER – The Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 are planning their popular ribs & crab dinner from 5:50 to 7:00 p.m. on May 12.  The cost of $15 includes salad, sides, roll, and beverage.  Dinner will be served in the Lower Level Dining Room at the Post located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, East on Route 260.  Questions should be directed to 410-257-9878.  Public warmly welcomed. http://www.alPost 206.org.

May 13th Events

The Patuxent Moose Lodge on Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, will be having their annual community yard sale on May 13th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m with a rain date of May 20th.  Spaces are available for sale.  For more information contact Regina Gatton at 301-690-5266.

 

Take a chance to win $500!  The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is sponsoring a raffle ticket fundraiser for 2017.  There are only 500 tickets and cost is $5 a ticket or three (3) for $10.  A winner will be drawn at the Hollywood Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  You do not have to be present to win.  To purchase raffle tickets or for more information contact Brenda at 240-298-5019 or e-mail hollywoodbluegrass@gmail.com.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad.

 

Come enjoy a day of fishing and fun at St. Mary's River State Park! The Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is a great way for children to learn how to fish and have a blast in the outdoors. This is a "catch and release" event that is free to participants. This event is for children fifteen and under. There will be food and beverages provided along with prizes prizes based on the fish that they catch. The event will be held at St. Mary's River State Park on May 13th from 8:30-12:30. The children will need to be accompanied by an adult. To register for the even or if you have any questions please call 301-872-5688.

 

The 15th Annual Plant Sale at Summerseat Farm off of Route 235 in Mechanicsville will be Saturday, May 13th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain or Shine).  This ever-popular fundraiser in a historic 1678 farm setting features a marvelous array of vibrant annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, grasses, gift pots; hanging baskets; crafts; the “Bling for Spring” table, a big selection of gently-used jewelry; Mother’s Day gifts; our “Southwestern Corner,” and much more.  Also, Master Gardiners from the University of MD Extension Service will answer gardening questions; help diagnose your sickly plants; and advise on suitability of plants for specific sites.   Location is 26655 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD, southbound Rt. 235, just before the Rt. 247 intersection.  Enjoy reasonable prices, plenty of free parking, handicap access, and no admission fee.  It is truly a fun, family event with something for everyone.  Info 301-643-8950 or 301-373-5858; website www.summerseat.org; or email info@summerseat.org. 

 

Drink a little, eat a little, learn a lot! Historic Sotterley Plantation will have the Taste of Sotterly on May 13th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. There will be wine, food and fun. In order to enjoy all we have to offer, please allow two hours to experience all the wines, food pairings, the beautiful site and vistas. All reservations are made online at Sotterley.org. Tour times begin at 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Tickets are $40 a person. As always, all proceeds from this event go to our critical educational programming.

 

Your National Active & Retired Federal Employees - local St. Mary's Chapter is sponsoring a FREE event, Saturday, May 13th from 12 to 4pm for Federal Employees. This event is open to all Federal Civil Servants and their spouses and will be held at the Northern Senior Center in Charlotte Hall, MD. There will be many vendors to answer your questions on Thrift Savings Program, Health Insurance, Retirement, and Volunteer Options.  Also includes giveaways, door prizes, and light refreshments. Don’t miss this chance to get your answers from the experts! For more information check out our website: http:narfe.org/site/chapter969

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad presents there annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday May 13th at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown.  The event will feature live Bluegrass music by Big Country Bluegrass, Marteka & William Lake plus many more local Bluegrass bands.  There will also be many craft vendors, food and drink will be available for sale and BYOB is welcome.  The Bluegrass festival will be held outside but if inclement weather is forecasted the event will be moved inside. Bring you own lawn chairs.  Tickets are available at the gate for $25.00 or go to www.hvrs.bpt.me to purchase tickets in advance for $20.00.  Children under 12 admitted free.  The gates open at 11:00 and the show begins at Noon.  All proceeds go to support the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad building fund.  For more information, call 301-737-3004.

 

English High Tea:  The Pastoral Counseling Center of St. Mary’s County, Inc. cordially invites you, your friends, and loved ones to join us for an authentic English High Tea experience on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 2-5 PM.  We welcome you into our “parlor” at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall located on St. Andrew’s Church Rd. to enjoy exquisite teas, elegant sweet and savory treats, and tea time fun in an English garden atmosphere. A beautiful lap quilt will be raffled and tasteful gift baskets will be auctioned.  Tickets are $25/person; $15/10 and under; 3 and under are free. Contact Karla DeSelms for more information and to purchase tickets at 301-863-2421 or deselms4@verizon.net.

 

There will be a Free Car Wash with donations accepted to help support the St. Mary's Soccer Spirit team on Saturday May 13th from 10 am - 2 pm at 40800 Merchants Lane in Leonardtown.

 

The Southern Maryland Boot Scooters will be hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 13th from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM under Pavilion K at the Farmer’s Market in Charlotte Hall.  Tables/spaces are available for rent and this is a great location to sell your stuff!!    We will also have a bake sale with donated goods from our team members.  All proceeds from the table rentals and bake sale will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.  We will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in LaPlata in September.  Our goal is to raise $5000 before the Walk.   Contact Leslie Harvey at 301-290-0088 for more information on table/space rentals.  Please come out and support our yard sale.  Yeehaw!

 

SATURDAY May 13 - COUNTRY DANCE.  Come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance, we’ll show you how.  One hour complimentary lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.   For information call 410-257-9878. Public warmly invited.  Reservations: LBloyer@verizon.net http://www.ALpost206.org

 

10th Calvert Arts Festival on your calendar for Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Juried artisans, delicious food, local wines and craft beers, great entertainers, children’s crafts and more. This event will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, on Lower Marlboro Road, in Sunderland.  Lots of free parking at the Park and Ride and former Post Office. For more information call 410-257-6306.

May 14th Events

You are invited to the 7th Annual Tea in the Garden at Point Farm at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Sunday May 14th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. $30 for adults/$15 for children 10 and under. Includes: high team, music and tours of the Patterson House. Festivive attire: hats and gloves are optional. For more information or to make a reservation call 410-586-8578 or email betty.seifert@maryland.gov. 

 

SUNDAY May 14 - MOTHERS’ DAY BREAKFAST.  Invite Mom to start out HER day with a luscious breakfast. The American Legion Auxiliary is putting its best foot forward with Gift Drawings for Mom and Belgian Waffles cooked to order by our Master Waffle Chef.  Choose from an array of toppings.  The Kitchen Cooks will also whip up Ham, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Chip Beef, plus some extras!   The Breakfast Buffet will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $12; kids 6-12 $6; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 410-257-9878.  Public warmly invited.  http://www.ALpost206.org

 

The St. Mary's County Elks Lodge will be holding its annual All-You-Can-Eat Mother's Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 14th from 9am until noon.  The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 10, and children 4 and under eat free.  For more information call 301-863-7800.
May 19th Events

Jailhouse Rockers Inc will be having a golf tournament to raise funds for the American Cancer Society on Friday May 19th. The tourney will take place at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. Registration  will beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $100 per player and that price includes lunch and food at the turns. For more information contact Susan at 410-535-4300 ext. 8923.

 

FRIDAY MAY 19 – KARAOKE AT THE LEGION.  Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org

 

There will be a Quarter Craze Quarter Auction at the North Beach VFD Sponsored by their Auxiliary on Friday May 19th.  Doors open at 6:00pm, Auction starts at 7:00. Just $3.00 per paddle to bid for prizes. Food will be available for purchase. Bring your quarters and appetite for a night of fun! Proceeds benefit the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. The Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. For more information, please contact dianabuck78@comcast.net.

May 20th Events

The American Legion Riders Post 82 in La Plata will have an Operation Comfort Warrior Poker Ride and Dance on Saturday May 20th. Poker Ride:  Registration @ 10 am at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD.  - Cost is $25 per rider (includes attending bands) Dance only:  Bands start at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD @ 4pm and go until 11pm - Cost is $10 per person. Bands, food, door prizes, 50/50 drawings. All proceeds go directly to the American Legion Operation Comfort Warrior (OCW). Go to http://www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort for more information about OCW.

 

Foundation 4 Heroes will have their first annual Day 4 Heroes event on May 20th at the 5 Event South in Callaway. The event will take place from noon until 4 p.m.  There will be a superhero costume contest for the kids, moon bounces, vendors with food, drinks, crafts and more. Plus heroes from the community will be recognized. For more information visit http://f4heroes.com or call 1.844.F4Heroes (1.844.344.3763)
 
Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary 5K Run/Walk 2017, sponsored by the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary on Saturday, May 20th at Point Lookout State Park.  Same day registration $35, from 6:30 to 7:50 AM, race begins at 8:00 AM.  Early registration, if postmarked by 5/13/17, $30.  First 100 entrants receive free event T-shirt.  For more info, go to https://ridgerescuesquadauxiliary5k.eventbrite.com or call 301-904-2812.
 
The Cobb Island Vol. Fire Dept. & EMS Auxiliary is having a DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION at the firehouse on Saturday, May 20th. Dinner and Auction begin at 6 p.m.  (Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.) Advance tickets are $16 each, tickets purchased at the door are $20 each; To purchase tickets or for information  on how to donate items for this event call 301-259-4375 or 301-259-2730.
 

Hits 4 Heroes will have will have a Poker Run to support local injured veterans on Sautrday May 20th. Registration will take place from 10 am - 11:30 am at 27130 South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville. $25 for bikes, cars and trucks. $10 for additional riders contact Dee  at 301-904-9257 or email dee@hits4heroes.org.

 

To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, The Autism Project, Inc. is sponsoring “Brave in Blue Autism Awareness 5K Run / Walk”.   This event is scheduled for Saturday May 20th at the Glendening Nature Trail at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian. Run time will begin at 9:00 and walkers will begin at 9:30.  Entry fee is $35 per person.  For registration information go to our Website: www.theautismproject.info  You can also follow us of Facebook . . .   The Autism Project, Inc. Owings, MD. The Autism Project, now celebrating our 20th anniversary, is a non-profit organization having served children and adults on the autism spectrum throughout the Southern Maryland area since 1998.

 

Come shop the Coastal Arts Market and support the local artists and crafters of Southern Md.  You'll find unique handcrafted items at affordable prices made by some of Southern Maryland's best local artists and craftsmen. The Coastal Arts market is now located at the beautiful Leonardtown Wharf. We will open May 20,  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you would like to participate in the market spaces are available, for more info go to coastalartsmarket.com and don't forget to like them on Facebook.

 

The St. Mary's County Commission for People with Disabilities (Board appointed by the County Commissioners) will be working with St. Mary's County Public Schools to put on a Community Information Fair on Saturday, May 20th from 9-12 at the Tech Center. It will provide information to families with children with disabilities to aid in planning for the future. There will be over 25 different organizations represented, such as the ARC of Southern Maryland, Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living, Special Olympics, Autism Support Group, STS, PAX River Naval Air Station Employment Office, etc.  The goal is for parents to be able to get more information about services that are offered and help to plan for the future. Open to anyone in the community.

 

The Relay For Life Zumbathon - Charity Event will be on Saturday, May 20th, from 4:30-6:30pm, doors will be open at 4pm for registrations. It will be held at the GW Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park. Tickets/Donation: $10 in advance or $15 at door on event day . There will be vendors, door prizes, raffles and much more! Can't make it to the event, please consider to make a donation? Every little bit helps. For Tickets & donations: Http://mobileacs.org/2nALORd. More Info:  Mileddy Albo ph. 301-481-0752 or Email: Mileddy.albo@gmail.com

 

The entire Maryland community is invited to attend Karsyn’s Karnival on May 20th.  There will be food, games, crafts, pony rides, inflatables, rock climbing, and other fun activities to raise awareness about Down syndrome.   The event will be held at Cove Point Park in Lusby, MD from 10am – 1:30pm.  Please log on to http://www.karsynskarnival.com for additional information.

May 21st Events

A fundraiser will be held on May 21st, which will benefit the Humane Society of Charles County medical care fund.  The  '2017 Walk for the Animals' will be held at Gilbert Run Park and all proceeds from the registration of the walk will directly benefit the medical care fund to treat sick and injured animals.  Register for the "2017 Walk for the Animals" by visiting www.humanesocietycc.org.  Grab your pals, your dogs, and walk for a good cause.

 

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum is sponsoring Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 21st from 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 Railway Museum sponsored "Spring Family Fun Day." Activities include crafts, bingo, prizes, refreshments, moon bounce, face-painting and a family-friendly show. Free event, open to the public, drop-ins welcome. Contact Correine Moore at cbrailway@co.cal.md.us or 410-257-3892 for more information.

 

The Pax River Raiders, a 501-C3 non profit, is holding their 2nd annual Russ Cole Memorial Kickball Tournament on Saturday May 21st. Adults teams (ages 13 & up) are registering now. Consider forming a work or family team.  Visit paxriverraiders.org for more information. 

May 22nd Events

Cove Point Lighthouse will have an Open House on Monday, May 22nd from 3-7 pm. Come and tour this historic home. The Calvert Marine Museum invited you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour the renovated keeps home. Limited parking, carpooling is encouraged. No rsvp required. 

May 25th Events
You're invited to the Arc of Southern Maryland's 15th Annual Pat Collins Golf Classic fundraising event May 25th at the Chesapeake Hills Golf Club! At-the-door registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds support The Arc in providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping them to reach their goals, engage in the community, find employment, and more! For more information contact Jennie Parran at The Arc of Southern Maryland at jparran@arcsomd.org or call
410-535-2413, ext. 123
May 26th Events
Come out and join the Concerned Black Men of Calvert County for their 19th Annual "Gala by the Bay" Scholarship Banquet. Celebrate the Positive! Dinner, program and Dancing at Rod and Reel Restaurant. It all happens on Saturday May 26th. Tickets are $70.00 per person. For reservations or more information contact them by phone 410-586-9124 or email. info@concernedblackmen.com; www.concernedblackmen.org
 
Hits 4 Heroes will have their Golf Classic to support local combat veterans who have suffered devasting injuries on Friday May 26th at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. $100 per player includes green fees, soft drinks, lunch and beverages. Captain's Choice with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. For more information or to sign up contact Kevin Hall at 301-481-6928 or email kevin@hits4heroes.org.
May 27th Events

There will be an Annual Yard Sale to benefit the Southern Maryland Compassion Center held at Grace Lutheran Church on Charles Street in La Plata, on May 27th from 8am-12pm. Please call 301-932-0963 weekdays starting May 1st through noon May 26th to reserve a space to sell your items (cost is $15/space). Donations of items for the sale will be accepted on May 26th from 5-7pm at the church.  The SMCC is a mobile trailer that provides clothing and household items for the needy at three locations in Southern Maryland.

 

Include a 5K in your Memorial Day Weekend plans. May 27th at 8 am, The 6th Annual "Life's Good in LG" 5K and Fun Run is back~last year's festive race included over 250 5K-ers and about 100 Fun Runners! All of our proceeds will go directly to the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.  Over the years we have been able to support the LVFD with over $6,000.00 through this event.  So come out and enjoy our scenic and USAT&F CERTIFIED one-lap course and CHIPPED TIMING SYSTEM in the Leonard's Grant subdivision. Both the Kids' Run and the 5K will start and end at the LG Gazebo. Have fun with LVFD hook and ladder truck spray-down, Flavored Ice, a DJ and more:www.leonardsgrant5krun.com

May 28th Events

On Sunday May 28th, Summerseat Farms will be hosting a Memorial Day Celebration and Concert from 11 AM to 8 PM at 26655 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, Md.  The event will feature displays from a Sons of Confederate Veterans Civil War Encampment, Boy Scout demonstrations, local music and dance, demonstrations and fun for the whole family. The event will conclude with a performance by the Band of America's Few - a non-profit band comprised of United States Marine Corps Field Band veterans, starting at 5 pm.  The band will be performing selections honoring Naval and Marine Corps Aviators and Astronauts, as well as traditional military march selections.  Tickets are $10 per family - veteran and active duty families are free. For more information, look up Summerseat Farms and Band of America's Few on facebook or follow the links at www.summerseat.org.

May 29th Events
June 2nd Events

The Ridge Lions Club is happy to announce our 4th annual ‘Pitch Card Party’.  Come join us June 2nd for a night of fun playing ‘PITCH’ at the Knights of Columbus hall at 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680.  Doors open at 6:30 pm with the games being promptly at 7:30 pm.  Beginners are always welcomed.  The Entrance Fee is $10 and includes one free hot dog and chips per person.  The event includes: Free desserts and drinks, Door Prizes, 50/50 raffle and best of all, everyone goes home with a “PRIZE”.  Proceeds are used to help those less fortunate in our community.  For additional information please go to our Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/RidgeLionsClub.

 

The Tidewater School is celebrating 30 years of providing Montessori education for children in Calvert County with a Duck Derby fundraiser on June 2, 2017 at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Visit our site to purchase your duck. www.thetidewaterschool.org

June 3rd Events

The Calvert Animal Welfare League is a non profit, no kill of adoptable pets, 100% volunteer run animal shelter located in Calvert County.  They are inviting the community to join us for our annual Bark B Que vendor and family fun day on Saturday June 3rd from 11am-3pm at Calvert Animal Welfare League at 1040 N Prince Frederick Blvd, Prince Frederick  . There will be food, games, music, vendors, and pet exhibits!

 

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 and the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Associates will have a Brown Bag Auction and Vendor Fair at the station next to the Lexington Park Library off of Great Mills Road on Saturday June 3rd. Doors open at 12pm – Auctions begin 2pm. Tickets: $1 a piece, 6 for $5, 14 for $10, or an arm’s length for $20. Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad Associates will be selling food, drinks and baked goods. The Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad Associates will also be hosting a Vendor Fair during the auction. Bring a non-perishable donation to Lifestyles of MD in Lexington Park and receive 5 free tickets (Limit 1 per Family). Bring your address labels or name stamps to save time with your tickets! Please come out and support the FOP 7 and the Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad. Check out our website for more info: www.lpvSendrs.org

 

The Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair will be held  on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD).  Attendees can learn to: lower energy costs, harness solar power, find green products for home and business, plant a healthier garden, compost waste, and much more. Attendees can also make a rain barrel (pre-registration is required), recycle old air conditioning units and drop off old latex paint for safe disposal / recycling (for a fee). Food and drink available for purchase. Vendor / sponsorship registration is now open. Fees are $50 for commercial entities and $10 for non profits. Sponsorship levels range from $100 - $2500 and include promotional opportunities. Organizations interested in exhibiting should have a green component. To register, go to bit.ly/CalvertGreenExpo17.

 

STATE OF MARYLAND BOATING SAFETY CLASS: Plus, Introduction to Marlinspike, Charts and VHF Radio Use. Saturdays: June 3 & June 10th. Both Classes Must Be Attended for Certification. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 5861 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale, Maryland. 1st Family Member - $25; Each Additional- $10 Girl, Boy or Sea Scout 18 yrs & Older - $10 FREE * to Veterans, 1st Responders & those 17 or younger Presented by: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-07. Pre-registration will secure your place. Contact: Lynn Fountain-410-570-5478 or 1941Lynn@comcast.net

June 4th Events

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard will be celebrating their 32nd Annual Children's Day on the Farm on Sunday, June 4th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free. The whole family will love the puppet and magic shows, pony and ox cart rides, sack races, face painting, trackless train, antique tractor parade and more. For more information visit www.jefpat.org.  

 

The Animal Relief Fund will be having their Dog Days Of Summer Adopt-A-Thon and Beach Party on Sunday June 4th from Noon - 5pm. It all takes place at 85 Charles Street on Solomons Island. This is your opportunity to adopt a forever friend. There will also be live music, contests, photo booth, raffles, games and more. For more information contact Sandi at 240-925-5940 or sandrad999@yahoo.com

June 10th Events

It's a Paddle for First Responders brought to you by the Rotary Club of Leonardtown on Saturday, June 10th at the Leonardtown Wharf. This is a timed kayak race on Breton bay and a paddle for fun race on McIntosh run with food and entertainment at the wharf at the conclusion of the races. Event registration is available on line at paddleforfirstresponders.org or at the event between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 am. 

June 13th Events
Charles County Crime Solvers is hosting a golf tournament on Tuesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at the White Plains Golf Course. The event includes breakfast, lunch and prizes and giveaways! All proceeds benefit Crime Solvers which pays cash rewards to people who help solve crimes. For more information, visit us on facebook or check out the website at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.
 
June 18th Events

The Mechanicsville Lions Club will be having its 55th Annual Father's Day Chicken BBQ on June 18, 2017 from 11am until all of the Chicken Dinners are sold. Located in the median of Rt. 5 in Mechanicsville at the Pavilion. The Chicken BBQ Dinners include 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Rolls and Butter. Drive-Thru & Carry-Out Dinner are Available for only $15 and credit cards are accepted. Your local Lions Club supports your local community services, like the Fire Department and Rescue Squads, Hospice, Christmas in April, Youth Vision & Hearing Screening, Blood Drives, School Activities and Veterans. Support your Neighbors and treat Dad to a well-deserved Chicken BBQ.  Advanced Dinner Ticket Sales are also Available.  Ask any member of the Mechanicsville Lions Club. The Mechanicsville Lions Club - We Serve!

June 26th Events
Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E, a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Register your child NOW for the 10th Annual St. Mary’s County CAMP D.A.R.E. program, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with St. Mary’s County Public Schools. The camp will take place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., from June 26 - 30, 2017, at Leonardtown High School. Morning snacks, plus lunch, will be provided each day. Space is limited to 100 student participants, on a first come, first served basis. Students must be residents of St. Mary’s County. Transportation to and from the camp each day is the responsibility of each parent/guardian. Students must be signed in and out each day by an adult. Proper identification will be required. To secure a spot at CAMP D.A.R.E., visit www.firstsheriff.com for an application. Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed, to the following address and postmarked by June 2, 2017:
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Attention: Cpl. Angela M. Delozier
23150 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
For more information about CAMP D.A.R.E., contact Corporal Angela Delozier at Angela.Delozier@stmarysmd.com or call 301-475-4200, ext. 9094.
Various Events With Ongoing Dates
It's Bingo Night Every Tuesday at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. Doors Open at 5:30 pm. Early Birds start at 6:30 pm. Great people and Great prizes! Food and Drinks available for purchase. *The Moose Bingo night is ran by volunteers of our community, and all profits go to charity.*
 

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.

 

Summers are full of creativity, discovery and growth for children at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. With weeklong, full-day camps from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m and half-day camps from 9:30-11:30a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.; children ages 4 to 18 can enjoy a summer that’s active, fun, and stimulating. The camps run June 19 through Aug. 25, 2017, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an extended day option available from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is now open. Camp offerings, descriptions and a full schedule can be found at www.annmariegarden.org

 

North Beach Fire Department​ will have Bingo every Tuesday​ - Admission is $8.00 Per person. Doors open at 5:00 and Bingo starts at 7:30. Food and drink will be available for purchase. ​The ​NBVFD Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside  Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.​ ​For more information, contact Firehouse at 301-855-0520​ or ​www.northbeachfire.com/​.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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