November 17th Events

Leonardtown Middle School is hosting a fall car show on Friday, November 17th.  This car show is free as it is being utilized as a reward for our students achieving excellent attendance during the first marking period.   Leonardtown Middle School students will be voting to determine a  sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Best In Show Winners. All participants will receive a dash plaque and the love and appreciation of Leonardtown Middle School Staff and Students.

 

On Friday, November 17th, Spring Dell Center will hold its largest annual fundraiser consisting of a live and silent auction with a buffet dinner at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. To gain information about how to get involved, purchase a ticket for $45, donate an item or provide a financial sponsorship visit springdellcenter.org or call (301) 934-4561. Doors will open at 5:00 pm to the “Cheers to 50 Years” themed event that will help bring an end to the organization's 2017 anniversary celebration highlighting 50 years of providing supports for adults with developmental disabilities in the community. It will include over 200 items such as golf packages, antiques, event tickets, sports memorabilia, trips and more.  

 

The Newtowne Players will present their holiday production of Ken Ludwig’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19 at 3:30 p.m. It will continue on the Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 weekends on the same schedule. There are no performances on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24-26). All performances are at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for military/senior/student, and $10 for children under 12. They may be purchased online at ww.newtowneplayers.org or by calling 301-737-5447. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a joyful tribute to the holiday season that tells the wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. 

November 18th Events

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18– 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 ($30 & up), contact the Bazaar Chairperson Brenda Miller at Legion.Auxiliary206@gmail.com or phone at 443-679-4909.  

 

It's time for the 6th Annual Wobble Before You Gobble 5k walk/run to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank. Saturday November 18th starting at 9 am at the pier in Solomons.  Come out and join us for great time.There will be a kids Turkey race before at 8:30. Register on active.com.

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is holding their 5th Annual Craft & Vendor Show Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland.  Come out and enjoy the crisp fall air, and get started on your Christmas shopping.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary .  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Free admission and parking.  2018 Lottery Books will be available for sale.  For more information, please send an email to Hvrsa_craftshow@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook page.

November 19th Events

The Annual Fall Craft Show will be held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, November 19th. The Craft Show is open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with free parking and admission. The Vendors’ merchandise will feature handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, art, decorations, pictures, cupcakes, wood carvings, decorative lights, various Christmas items, floral arrangements, wreaths, ornaments, decorative and repurposed dishes, crocheted and knitted items, ceramics, quilts, blankets, jerky, jelly, animal bandanas and accessories, hair bands and bows, dips, doll clothes, and much more. The Ladies Auxiliary will have various lunch items for sale throughout the Craft Show that will include, hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade beef barbecue sandwiches, homemade soup, and stuffed ham sandwiches.   Stuffed ham will also be available for purchase by the pound.  Of course the Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake sale with homemade goodies like cakes, pies, cookies and brownies. The Craft Show is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.   All proceeds from the Craft Show will benefit the Hollywood VFD to assist them in continuing to provide Fire protection to the community. For further information about the Fall Craft Show, please visit the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department’s website at www.hvfd7.com.

November 23rd Events

Project ECHO Homeless Shelter is holding its 6th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot.  The run/walk begins at 7 AM on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, in Prince Frederick at the Arc of Southern Maryland.  This is a great family-friendly fun event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.  To register go to www.projectECHO.net or call 410-535-0044.  

 

Sponsor a Wreath For our Hero's buried at Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America event to be held on Saturday, December 16th. Last year, on 17 December 2016 Wreaths Across America (WAA) delivered 4,200 sponsored wreaths to Cheltenham, in Prince George County.  The markers of over 17,000 of our American Heroes buried there did not receive a Remembrance Wreath.  WAA receives no government funds for what they do. WAA must rely on donations and sponsorships to complete its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. The cost is only $15 per wreath, a small price to honor and remember those who have given us our freedoms.  
Please show your commitment to help and complete the official WAA order form and return by 23 November or sponsor online at
https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=22596&relate=14854 .  Make checks payable to Wreaths Across America TM.  Order form and payment must be mailed to SCHS MCJROTC, C/o Wreaths Across America, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602 by 30 November to guarantee wreath placement.  Please call 301-643-5388 if you have any questions. 
November 24th Events
The Marine Corps League Detachment 1305 Patuxent River Maryland will be collecting Tots for Tots throughout St. Mary's County to bring joy to needy children in the area. 
November
24th – Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 am– 3:00 
25th – Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  
27th – 45150 First Colony Blvd: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
December
2nd - 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th - Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm and NEX: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th – MOPAR Car Show for Toys for Tots at 22231 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park
9th - All Collection Boxes picked up and delivered to Distribution Location.
November 25th Events
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10am to 4pm, the Lexington Park COPs UNIT will host a "STUFF THE SQUAD" food drive at the COP's office located at 21614 Great Mills Road.  The public is invited to help the COPs UNIT load the trunk of a vintage SQUAD CAR!
The goal is to stock the shelves of ALL Lexington Park food pantries in time for the holiday season with non perishable canned or boxed foods and other items such as diapers and baby wipes.  All donations will be divided equally between food pantries. The COPs UNIT will also be collecting gently used or new coats, scarves, hats, and gloves.  As always, this is a kid friendly event, so stop by and meet the members of the COPs UNIT.  There will be balloons, give-a-ways, and kids are welcome to take a free book home from our COPs Office Little Library.  
 
The Leonard's Grant community is hosting its 7th Annual Handmade Crafts and Vendor Open House on Saturday, November 25th from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM. We are partnering with the local Outreach Programs to help local families during this holiday season. Please help us with this important cause by bringing a donation for the Outreach Program and receive a chance to win a fabulous prize. Donations include Monetary, Non-Perishable food items, toiletries and/or cleaning supplies.
 
The Marine Corps League Detachment 1305 Patuxent River Maryland will be collecting Tots for Tots throughout St. Mary's County to bring joy to needy children in the area. 
November
24th – Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 am– 3:00 pm
25th – Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  
27th – 45150 First Colony Blvd: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
December
2nd - 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th - Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm and NEX: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th – MOPAR Car Show for Toys for Tots at 22231 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park
9th - All Collection Boxes picked up and delivered to Distribution Location.

 

November 26th Events

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

November 27th Events
The Marine Corps League Detachment 1305 Patuxent River Maryland will be collecting Tots for Tots throughout St. Mary's County to bring joy to needy children in the area. 
November
27th – 45150 First Colony Blvd: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
December
2nd - 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th - Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm and NEX: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th – MOPAR Car Show for Toys for Tots at 22231 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park
9th - All Collection Boxes picked up and delivered to Distribution Location.
November 28th Events

State of the Heart Care is participating in this year's Giving Tuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 28. Giving Tuesday is a campaign to kick off the charitable season; consumers are encouraged to donate to their favorite charity in an effort to spread awareness to nonprofit organizations in their community. State of the Heart is the area's only non-profit hospice organization; we never turn people away due to inability to pay. 

December 1st Events

St Charles High School Theater presents World War II Radio Christmas. This moving holiday show recreates the experience of attending a recording of a 1940s radio show broadcast on Christmas Eve during World War II. Using period songs and stories inspired by actual veterans, World War II Radio Christmas transports the audience to another time. An inspiring look at strength in the face of hardship, this play is a reminder of the importance of coming together for the holidays. Performance times are December 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm and December 3rd at 2:00pm. For more information on this and other events, please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCHSPerformingArts

 

The Newtowne Players will present their holiday production of Ken Ludwig’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19 at 3:30 p.m. It will continue on the Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 weekends on the same schedule. There are no performances on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24-26). All performances are at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for military/senior/student, and $10 for children under 12. They may be purchased online at ww.newtowneplayers.org or by calling 301-737-5447. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a joyful tribute to the holiday season that tells the wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. 

December 2nd Events

The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association will be holding it's annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show on: Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am - 3 pm, at Golden Beach Fire House, 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, MD  20659. Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa. Santa will arrive 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. Please pre-register for the table by calling Kathy Owens at 301-884-8432. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped gift to donate to needy families in the area.

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will host a number of indoor holiday markets featuring handmade and homemade goods from artisans and craftspeople from across the region. Four markets are scheduled beginning with the November Holiday Maker’s Market on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Three Saturdays in December, the 2nd, 9th and 16th will round out a holiday season of unique shopping opportunities in the relaxed and beautiful setting of Annmarie Garden.

 

The 16th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. 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.

 

Before the holiday rush begins take a joyful pause for yourself, and help homeless animals at the same time!  Calvert Animal Welfare League is hosting their annual holiday Open house on Saturday December 2 for 10am til 3pm.  A professional photographer will be taking family and pet photos with the one and only Santa Clause.  There’s also a silent auction, vendors and a holiday decor thrift shop where you might find just what you’re looking for.  Enjoy a sweet treat from the bake sale table.  Raffle tickets are available for the 2017 prize winning quilt, and the winner will be drawn at 2:45.  Best of all, you might find a best friend to bring home for the holidays!  More information at www.cawlrscue.org, 410-535-9300.  1040 Prince Frederick Blvd, Prince Frederick, MD.

 

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1305 Patuxent River Maryland will be collecting Tots for Tots throughout St. Mary's County to bring joy to needy children in the area. 
December
2nd - 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th - Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm and NEX: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th – MOPAR Car Show for Toys for Tots at 22231 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park
9th - All Collection Boxes picked up and delivered to Distribution Location.
 
Hospice of St. Mary's Festival of Trees will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. The cost is Free. Hospice of St. Mary's is celebrating 10 years of magical trees, whimsical wreaths and santa's workshop with snacks and photos. 
 
The North Beach Volunteer Fire Deoartment will have a Children's Christmas Bingo at the Firehouse on Saturday December 2nd. Lots of 
Doors open at 5:00 pm and Bingo starts at 6:00 pm. Admission is $8.00 per per person. Food and drink will be available for purchase. No outside food permitted. NBVFD Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside  Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.
 
December 3rd Events

The Forestville Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will have a Sunday Breakfast and a visit by Santa from 9:00 am to Noon on December 3rd. There will be crafts for teh children and photos with Santa. Just $8 per person. 6-12 $4 and kids 5 and under are free. For information call margie at 301-789-9722 or Ginny at 301-420-8330.

 

The Humane Society of Charles County will have a 2017 Holiday Craft Fair from 10 am - 3 pm Saturday, December 3rd at Thomas Stone High School. 

 

St Charles High School Theater presents World War II Radio Christmas. This moving holiday show recreates the experience of attending a recording of a 1940s radio show broadcast on Christmas Eve during World War II. Using period songs and stories inspired by actual veterans, World War II Radio Christmas transports the audience to another time. An inspiring look at strength in the face of hardship, this play is a reminder of the importance of coming together for the holidays. Performance times are December 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm and December 3rd at 2:00pm. For more information on this and other events, please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCHSPerformingArts

 

The 16th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. 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.

 

The Patuxent High School NJROTC Booster Club in partnership with the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) is presenting the ninth annual BREAKFAST WITH SANTA on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until Noon at the American Legion Post #274, 11820 H G Trueman Rd, Lusby, MD 20657.  Admission is just $9.00 per Adult, $5.00 per Child 3 to 8 and kids under 3 are FREE. It includes a delicious “Country Style” breakfast, photos with Santa, Crafts, Games, Prizes, and Letters for Santa. You can also win cash by entering our 50/50 raffle; purchase yummy goodies at our bake sale, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Patuxent High School NJROTC.

 

The 16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial will take placwe on Sunday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 46900 S Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Victims of homicide will be remembered and honored with love at this Silent Angel Memorial. The first Silent Angel Memorial was held in 2002, created by Mrs. Eileen Bildman, after her son Kevin was tragically murdered in St. Mary’s County in November 2001. Families who attend the ceremony are given the opportunity to place an angel ornament on a Christmas tree, and then the name of each victim is read aloud. Every ornament includes the name of the victim, his or her date of birth, and the day he or she became a “silent angel.”

 

SEASONED CRABMEAT FOR SALE - The Ridge Vol. Fire Department Auxiliary located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680 will be selling seasoned crabmeat. It will be sold frozen in one-pound packages and is the same recipe used for our Carnival's famous crab cakes. Just thaw and shape into crab balls or crab cakes and cook as desired. Only pre-orders will be filled. Cost is $20 per one-pound package. Pre-orders must be placed by Sunday, 3 December 2017. Your order can be picked up on Sunday, 17 December between 10 am and noon at the Firehouse. Orders can be placed by emailing Auxiliary@ridgeVFD.org or by calling 301-872-5090. Please provide your name, phone number, and the number of packages that you are ordering. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Get your pet a phot with santa on Saturday Dec 2nd from 2p-4p at 9106 Chesapeake Ave. in North Beach. Md $10 for take home pics, $20 for digital images Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Calvert County. No reservations needed Open house and supply drive at Humane Society of Calvert County. Sunday Dec 3 from 11-2. 2210 Dalrymple Rd, Sunderland Md. Stop by for a tour, meet our available animals, have some holiday sweets and bring in much needed supplies. We need bleach, laundry soap, puppy food, peanut butter, dry dog food, milk bones, Kong’s and more. 

 

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department will have a breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. For more information Visit www.bdvfd.org for details.
December 4th Events

On Monday, December 4,  at 7:00 p.m. the Prince Frederick Coalition will hold an open community meeting at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center, on Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.   The featured speaker will be Advisor Guffrie Smith, who will present the status of the 22 acres adjacent to the temporary community center; results of the recent student preference survey; an update on the Armory Square property; and the impact of the new Comprehensive Plan on Prince Frederick. For more information, contact CalvertKids@Outlook.com.

December 8th Events

The Newtowne Players will present their holiday production of Ken Ludwig’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19 at 3:30 p.m. It will continue on the Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 weekends on the same schedule. There are no performances on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24-26). All performances are at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for military/senior/student, and $10 for children under 12. They may be purchased online at ww.newtowneplayers.org or by calling 301-737-5447. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a joyful tribute to the holiday season that tells the wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. 

 

The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of CommerceCelebrates Progress The Future is Bright Awards Gala Pm Friday December 8th from 6:00-11:30 p.m.at the Rod N Reel in Chesapeake Beach.  The community is invited to celebrate awardees. Sponsorships are available. Ann Early Bird Discount for tickets is available until November 30. Discount Hotel Rooms are available. To sponsor, purchase a program ad and/or purchase tickets contact events@smmcoc.org or 443-646-5744. The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (SMMCOC), formerly The Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (SMBCC) is a non-profit that exists to make the community a better place for all. The SMMCOC is a proponent for business growth, as well as economic development and empowerment. 

 

 

December 9th Events

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will host a number of indoor holiday markets featuring handmade and homemade goods from artisans and craftspeople from across the region. Four markets are scheduled beginning with the November Holiday Maker’s Market on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Three Saturdays in December, the 2nd, 9th and 16th will round out a holiday season of unique shopping opportunities in the relaxed and beautiful setting of Annmarie Garden.

 

Get all your holiday shopping done at the Northern Band Boosters' 15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held this Saturday, December 9, 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 and Mrs. Claus will visit before returning to the North Pole. Musicians ages 8 to 88 are invited to perform in a holiday concert in the Mary Harrison auditorium. Children are invited to make gifts in Santa’s Workshop. Free admission and free parking. You won't want to miss the Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 9 from 9:00-3:00 at Northern High School in Owings.

 

Join the St. Mary's Sheriff's Office for the coolest event around. It's the St. Mary's Splash on Saturday December 9th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md. Take a quick dip to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. This cool event is the perfect way to show your support for Special Olympics. Sign up to splash or donate at www.stmaryssplash.com. All it takes is a minimum of $75 and nerves of steel. So sign up today!

 

Home for the Holidays at Sotterly Plantation on December 9 & 10, 2017, 10:00 - 4:00 pm. Family-friendly tours of the decorated Plantation House, a holiday scavenger hunt, a kid-friendly Colonial Gardens decorated with colorful Nutcrackers, seasonal greens and hand-crafted items from Sotterley's Garden Guild, unique holiday gifts in the Sotterley Museum Shop, Santa’s Secret Shop and more! $5 at the gate and 2 and under are free.

 

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1305 Patuxent River Maryland will be collecting Tots for Tots throughout St. Mary's County to bring joy to needy children in the area. 
December
2nd - 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th - Toy collection at 45485 Miramar Way, California and First Colony Center: 9:00 – 3:00 pm and NEX: 9:00 – 3:00 pm
9th – MOPAR Car Show for Toys for Tots at 22231 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park
9th - All Collection Boxes picked up and delivered to Distribution Location.
 
The Calvert and Patuxent High School Orchestra's are presenting an Electrify Your Strings Program with Guest Artist Sarah Charness on Saturday December 9th at 7 pm. She is a  National and International solo violinist who has also performed with the Transiberian Orchestra.  The concert is on Saturday, December 9th at 7 pm. in the Calvert High School Auditorium. Selections include Holiday favorites; Carol of the Bells, Oh Holy Night, Wizards in Winter along with several classic rock selections. Admission is $5. per person.
 
The 7th Annual Gospel Concert to Benefit 'The Mission' Shelter will take place on Saturday, December 9th starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Chancellor's Run Teen Center. Cost: $15 at the door. $5 off cover charge if you bring any of these items: men’s socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, other toiletries, canned goods, powdered milk, gloves, hats, hand can openers Scrumptious Dinners on Sale!
 
December 10th Events

Home for the Holidays at Sotterly Plantation on December 9 & 10, 2017, 10:00 - 4:00 pm. Family-friendly tours of the decorated Plantation House, a holiday scavenger hunt, a kid-friendly Colonial Gardens decorated with colorful Nutcrackers, seasonal greens and hand-crafted items from Sotterley's Garden Guild, unique holiday gifts in the Sotterley Museum Shop, Santa’s Secret Shop and more! $5 at the gate and 2 and under are free.

December 11th Events

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, December 11, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. To make a reservation call 202-476-5437 or sign up on-line at:  http://www.cnmcblooddonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=4843&opidh=6CE1C897377BF16C80E4F518221A300C&idt=43049.4294907 Give the gift of life!

December 12th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar called Navigating the Holidays on December 12, 2017 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. Calvert Hospice Bereavement Staff will focus on providing information about coping with loss during the holiday season, remembering and honoring loved ones, and finding new meaning and healing during the holidays while caring for oneself as well. For more information, visit our website at http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/ or call 410-535-0892. 

December 15th Events

Barstow Acres Children's Center will have a Winter Holiday Open House Celebration on Friday, December 15th through Sunday December 17th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  A three day fun filled family event. Take a grand tour of our extensively decorated house, participate in our various planned activities, do a little stress free holiday shopping. Each day is different from the others. Visit our web site at www.childrencenter.net for more information or to RSVP when you will be attending.

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 -  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

December 16th Events

The Margaret Brent Middle School Holiday Bazaar Sponsored by the music department and the Relay for Life Team will take place on Saturday December 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Margaret Brent Middle School  $2 entry fee. Kids 13 and under are free. There will be a meet and greet with Santa so bring your cameras. There will be vendors, crafters, door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, baked goods, pizza and chicken sandwiches. Fun for the whole family. To reserve a vendor table contact Jaclyn Chapman jachapman@smcps.org

 

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad presents Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 16th from 8am-12pm or while supplies last at the Calvert High School Cafeteria. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. We are serving bacon, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera or phone and get a picture with Santa! Admission by donation. At Calvert High School 520 Fox Run Boulevard nPrince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information visit www.pfvrs.org or Facebook.com/pfvrs

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will host a number of indoor holiday markets featuring handmade and homemade goods from artisans and craftspeople from across the region. Four markets are scheduled beginning with the November Holiday Maker’s Market on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Three Saturdays in December, the 2nd, 9th and 16th will round out a holiday season of unique shopping opportunities in the relaxed and beautiful setting of Annmarie Garden.

 

Sponsor a Wreath For our Hero's buried at Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery during the Wreaths Across America event to be held on Saturday, December 16th. Last year, on 17 December 2016 Wreaths Across America (WAA) delivered 4,200 sponsored wreaths to Cheltenham, in Prince George County.  The markers of over 17,000 of our American Heroes buried there did not receive a Remembrance Wreath.  WAA receives no government funds for what they do. WAA must rely on donations and sponsorships to complete its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. The cost is only $15 per wreath, a small price to honor and remember those who have given us our freedoms.  
Please show your commitment to help and complete the official WAA order form and return by 23 November or sponsor online at
https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=22596&relate=14854 .  Make checks payable to Wreaths Across America TM.  Order form and payment must be mailed to SCHS MCJROTC, C/o Wreaths Across America, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602 by 30 November to guarantee wreath placement.  Please call 301-643-5388 if you have any questions. 
 
Teen Christmas Gift Drive sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, LaPlata, MD for the Christmas Toy Connection provided by the Charles County Children's Aid Society and the Charles County Department of Social Services. Gifts may be dropped off at the Amercian Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, LaPlata, MD after noon each day until December 16th. Suggestions for gifts include: Jewelry, hair accesories, makeup, bath accessories, towles, bath robe, slippers, pj's, purse, wllet, blouses, shirts, sweaters, socks, shirts, jeans, leggings, trousers, shoes, blankets, throws, bassketballs, footballs, soft ball, volley ball, board games, books, fishing poles, electronics, gift cards or anything you feel a teen would enjoy. Why a teen gift drive? During this event, most donations are made with the younger child in mind. Teen donations always fall short of the need. Help us make Christmas special for our local teens. It takes a community to make this program successful.
 

 

December 17th Events

The 4-H Quarter Auction to benefit the St.Mary's County 4-H Youth Development Program will be held on December 17 at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in the Tolerence Hall Building. Doors open at 12:00 noon and the auction starts at 1:00pm

December 22nd Events
FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 -  ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear acoustic music by Ross Crampton from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. with the compliments of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome.  For more information, call 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALPost206.org
 
December 30th Events
January 11th Events
A Widows Support Group for women who have experienced the loss of a spouse/partner. The six-week class will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4-6 pm, starting January 11th and ending on February 15th. We will meet on the St. Mary’s Hospital grounds in the Education Center (room 1-16). There is no fee for this group, but registration is required. Please call our office at 301-994-3023 to reserve your spot. We can help.
 
Various Events With Ongoing Dates
Learn the discipline of youth wrestling and compete in league sponsored events with the Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling League,  with Clubs in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties are now accepting registrants.  Visit www.somdjuniorwrestlingleague.org for more information about our league or to find a club in you area.  Practices begin on November 15th and league competitions begin in January 2018 and continue through March.  Email your questions to info@somdjuniorwrestlingleague.org.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernMarylandJuniorWrestlingLeague/    
 
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
 
The Benedict Fire Dept is accepting donations for military families in Puerto Rico. Need bottled water, non-perishable foods, powdered drinks, first aid supplies, baby products, batteries, flashlights, bug spray, sunscreen, and tarps. These Military Families have no electricity, no running water, and no food. 
 
Did you know every public school student in Prince George’s County can now use their student ID number to access the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System? Visit a branch near you, access the library’s services from your home computer or mobile device or just download the app. We’re still about books, but so much more, and it’s all free. For a list of the library’s offerings, from movies and games to tutoring as well as activities at your local branch, go to PGCMLS-dot-info today.
 
The Tri-County Animal shelter is in need of volunteers, ages 14 and older, to assist with caring for the many animals at our facility. There are several volunteer duties offered, including walking shelter dogs, spending time with the cats, taking photos of adoptable pets, general housekeeping, washing dishes and toys, cleaning kennels, and assisting with laundry. Volunteer as little or as much as you’d like. Call the shelter at 301-932-1713 for additional information and volunteer paperwork.