May 20th Events

On May 20th, the Mudd House will present "Beware the People Listening", performed by Lincoln assassination and living historian, Kate Taylor. It is a dramatic and very moving glimpse into the mind of Mary Surratt, a woman trapped in the moments between life and death. Mrs. Surratt was one of the conspirators convicted of the assassination of Lincoln and was sentenced to die. The talk will begin at 1:00 pm, May 20, 2018. The talk is free to the public. The Mudd House Museum will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, for guided tours. Tours of the house are $7.00 for Adults, $2.00 for children aged 6 to 11, and children 5 and under free. The last tour is at 3:30 pm.

 

 

Girl Scout Troop 2028 invites you to participate in a 5K Color Fun Run/Walk on May 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Serenity Farm in Benedict, MD. The event will benefit Angel’s Watch Women’s Shelter in Hughesville, MD. Advance registration and additional information is available online at https:/gstroop2028.wixsite.com/colorrun The cost to participate is $15.00. Registration day of the event starts at 8:00 a.m. with the Fun Run/Walk starting at 9:00 a.m.

May 21st Events

The League of Women’s Voters of St. Mary’s County, in partnership with the NAACP, St. Mary’s Branch, are pleased to announce sponsorship of a Candidate Forum in preparation for the June 26, 2018 Primary Election.  The forum will be held at the Lexington Park Library on Monday, May 21, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Candidates running opposed in the Primary Election have been invited to participate in the forum.  Additionally, all Primary Election candidates have been invited to “meet and greet” the public and offer campaign literature in the Library lobby from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. The League of Women Voters and the NAACP are nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations. This event is free and open to the public.  The forum provides the opportunity for every citizen to actively participate in our election and to learn more about the candidates on the ballot.

May 24th Events

Thursday May 24th Magic and Laughter is in the air and Reggie Rice’s show is FULL of them both to support the Patuxent High School Band! Stop by Patuxent High School to check out 'FOOL OF ILLUSIONS', is like nothing you’ve seen before. A family-friendly, 90-minute show is filled with his hilarious comedy, innovative illusions, and audience participation that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Reggie is an Award Winning performer that connects with the audience in ways that truly make him a one-of-a-kind entertainer. With his foolish antics & lovable personality he is guaranteed to have everyone bursting into laughter with pure fun and excitement. So brace yourself and buckle up, because we are going to take you on a magical ride into Reggie’s Wild Imagination in a show you will never forget. Trust us, you won’t want to miss Reggie Rice’s FOOL OF ILLUSIONS! Doors open 30 min before show time. Show time is at 6:60pm. Kids under 3 are FREE!    

May 26th Events

The Rotary of Lexington Park will sponsor the Tri-County Trot 5-10K run walk on Solomons Island on Saturday May 26th starting at 8:30 a.m.. Funds being raised to support the Warfighter Advance 7 day program for returning veterans http://www.warfighteradvance.org/the-advance-7-day.html https://rotarylp.org Register online at www.active.com Search “Rotary 4 Vets” Solomons Island, MD Register day of race 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

 

FRIDAY May 26–MEATBALL SUBS- Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. this is a meal you won’t soon forget. Come to the lower level dining room.  Cost is $12 including sides and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to 410-257-9878.  Public warmly invited.    http://www.ALpost206.org 

 

Karsyn's Karnival for Down syndrome awareness is happening Saturday, May 26th from 10AM - 1:30PM @ Cove Point Park in Lusby, MD. Please join us for music, face painting, pony rides, games, inflateables, mini golf, rock wall climbing, raffle prizes and more! Google karsynskarnival.com for more information today! 

 

 

May 27th Events

SUNDAY MAY 27 – LUNCH AT KELLAM’S FIELD. Hosted & served with the compliments of your American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 Family at mid-point of the Stars & Stripes Festival: 12:00 Noon.

May 28th Events
MONDAY May 28 – VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY.  Conducted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Les Griffith, Commander, the ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Park in Chesapeake Beach.   Thereafter the Commander will hold an Open House at the Post on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  All are invited.  410-257-9878 www.ALPost206.Org..  3:00 p.m. National Moment of Silence.
 
May 30th Events

The Civil Air Patrol will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 30th, at the Walter Francis Duke Terminal Building, at St. Mary's County Regional Airport, from 7 to 9 PM. Civil Air Patrol cadets can pursue flight training, learn survival skills, explore careers in aviation, and build leadership experience. Students must be in the sixth grade or higher to join the cadet program, but all are welcome to attend the Open House. You can find out more about the St. Mary's County Civil Air Patrol at their website, https://md089.capunit.com/.

May 31st Events

The Carolyn E Parker Foundation’s 1st Ever Golf Tournament Fundraiser will take place at the Brenton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leoanrdtown on May 31st from 8:00 am to Noon. This fundraiser will support an organization that serves the youth in our community, the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation. Sign up by visiting www.carolyneparkerfoundation.org

June 1st Events

Join Pets With Disabilities on Friday June 1st from 6pm-10pm for an evening of fun at Running Hare Vineyard with Wine Tasting a Silent auction and more. It's a Toast to Pets With Disabilities. This is An evening of fun, relaxation and an opportunity to help disabled animals. Beer and non alcoholic beverages available and the event will be catered. Tickets are $65. You must purchase your tickets in advance by visiting www.petswithdisabilities.org. 

June 2nd Events
Historic St. Mary's City will have a 'Yoga on the Lawn' at The State House on June 2nd from 8:30-9:30. This is a free event for everyone. Donations will also be gladly accepted for the food bank. 
 
There will be a Memorial Motorcycle ride thru Southern Maryland to support the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday June 2nd.  The ride starts in Broomes Island at the old school on School Rd. there will be a stop at the Huntingtown VFD and at Huntingtown United Methodist Church for a memorial service and then onto the after party at 230 Buckler Rd. for more information visit www.huntingwonvfd.com
 
The St. Mary’s County Museum Division will celebrate the 13th annual St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the St. Clement’s Island Museum. The public is invited to enjoy free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park to experience a day of history, wildlife and art. Guests can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as well as a camera, binoculars and plenty of water. Visitors should wear comfortable walking shoes, sun screen, and bug spray. The St. Clement’s Island Museum is located at 38370 Point Breeze Rd. in Colton’s Point, MD.  The museum and grounds are handicap accessible but the water taxi and island are not.  The last boat ride to the island will depart from the museum pier at 2 p.m. The last boat back to the mainland from the island will return at 3 p.m. In the event of rain or high winds, boat service will be cancelled and exhibitors will be moved inside the museum.  For more information please call the St. Mary’s County Museum Division at 301-769-2222.
 
On Saturday June 2 the public is invited to Great Mills High School from 4-6pm for the Wear Orange Family Potluck Picnic. Wear Orange and National Gun Violence Awareness Day are a celebration of life and a call to action to help save lives. Come out wearing your orange or teal for a fun family community event to memorialize losses both national and local from gun violence. There will be vendors and activities at this fun community family event. For more information visit wearorange.org.
 
Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturdays, June 2, August 4 and September 1 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.
 
The 2018 Watermelon One Act Festival will take place on Saturday June 2nd through the 3rd hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland. The WOAF will feature 17 original one-act plays written and performed by local and out-of-state artists. Three to five plays will be performed and adjudicated by qualified professionals during each of four performance sessions on Saturday June 2, 2018. Top scoring plays will compete in the finals on Sunday June 3 at 2 PM, and the winning script, director, ensemble, and performers will receive awards during the ceremony following the finals. Ticket prices are $12 per Saturday session ($10 students/seniors) and $20 for the Sunday Finals/Awards Ceremony ($15 students/seniors; includes food and beverages). A festival pass for both days is available for $55 ($50 students/seniors). All tickets will be sold at the door and only cash and check will be accepted (no credit cards). Only ticket holders may vote for their favorite play. No reservations are necessary. All performances will be held at the Bruce Davis Theatre in Montgomery Hall, SMCM on June 2-3, 2018. Most plays are not appropriate for children
 
The American Cancer Society will be having a Relay for Life Walk at the St. Mary's County Fairgruonds on Saturday June 2nd starting at 4 p.m. This is a Celebration of those who have survived cancer and provides strength and support for those fighting cancer. Walk from 4 p.m. -12:00 Midnight with many activities and fundraisers throughout the event. Bouncy house, bands, games, magic show, and ceremonies.

 

June 3rd Events

North Beach House & Garden Club will have the 31st Annual North Beach House and Garden Tour on Saturday June 3rd from 1-5 pm. 11 houses will be highlighted along with gardens and community spaces. 

 

On  Sunday June 3rd the Southern Maryland Vacations for Vets Annual Poker Run will take place at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Registration begins at 10:00 am. Ride starts at 11:00, 3 stops then meet at Moose for Chicken Dinner, prizes, raffles. 301-904-0707 for details

 

Calvert Hospice announces our Butterfly Release and Memorial Service on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2 pm at Wisner Hall at Kings Landing Park. The event is designed for those who want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Attendance is free, however, families have the option to purchase a butterfly ahead of time in honor of a loved one. To RSVP for this event or to purchase butterflies, contact Peggy Braham at 410-535-0892 or pbraham@calverthospice.org. Find more information on our website at calverthospice.org.

June 6th Events
There will be a dating violence education presentation at Leonardtown High Schooland on Wednesday June 6th. The event starts at 6 p.m. 1 in 3 adolescents will be involved in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those involved in an abusive relationship, only 1/3 confide in someone about the violence.  Often, potentially harmful relationships go overlooked or unnoticed, mainly due to a lack of education on the signs of abuse. Prevention initiatives include early education about safe dating practices. Efforts that provide education and information about healthy relationships often include components that address problem-solving skills and avoidance of risky behaviors.   Please join us to hear Kristin’s story of When Dating Hurts at Leonardtown High School on June 6, 2018 at 6pm.
June 8th Events

The St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Golf Tournament will take place on Friday June 8th at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course in Mechanicsville. There will be $1000s in Prizes. Entry fee is just $80. Included are lunch, entries for prizes and giveaways valued over $1,000, all mini game entries, starter bags with light snack. Registration begins at 8:00 am, Shotgun start at 9:00 am. Sign up at abovepargolftournaments.com. For questions contact Ryan Goldsborough at abovepargolftournaments@gmail.com.

 

The Southern Maryland Boot Scooters will have a Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Waldorf Jaycee's Hall on June 8th at 7:00pm. Purse and cash prizes. $25 per ticket includes 20 games. For ticket information call 240-577-2579 or email SoMdBootScooters@gmail.com

 

St. Mary's County Crime Solvers will have their Golf Tournament on Friday June 8th at Wicomico Shores Golf Club. The entry fee is just $80 and there will be $1000s in prizes. Your entry includes: Lunch provided on course, entries for prizes and giveaways, all mini game entries, starter bags with light snack. Registration begins at 8:00 am and a shotgun start at 9:00 am. Sign up at abovepargolftournaments.com.

 

FRIDAY JUNE 8– ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear music from 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
 

 

June 9th Events

Leonardtown Rotary Club will have their 2nd Annual Paddle for Heroes Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Race a Tribute to Our Local Heroes at Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay on Saturday, June 9th. This exciting fundraising event is a professionally timed canoe, kayak and paddleboard race that will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Rain Date on Saturday, June 23, 2018). A $30 registration fee includes a Paddle for Heroes T-shirt. Event registration is available online or at the event between 8:00am-9:30am, with the races starting at 10:00am. The race course will traverse an approximately 3 mile route around the shores of Breton Bay, in the historic town of Leonardtown. Racers should ask for pledge donations in their name. For every dollar pledged, one second will be deducted from the racer’s raw time. There is NO LIMIT to the number of seconds that can be deducted, so less experienced racers have as good a chance of winning as the professionals. For more information on the event, please visit the Paddle for Heroes website at www.paddleforheroes.org.

 

Are you ready to party PFE style? Come celebrate and have a GREAT time supporting our local youth at the Prince Frederick Eagles 1st ever Adult Only fundraiser Saturday June 9th from 7 pm - 11 pm Calvert Elks Lodge #2620 on Dares Beach Rd. in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to laugh and dance the night away all while raising money for our local youth sports organization. Trust us, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! REGISTER TODAY at www.princefrederickeagles.com. MUST BE 21***** $25.00 if paid in advance, $30.00 at the door*****

 

The 13th Annual Poker Run to benefit the Burnett Calvert Hospice House will be held on June 9. Registration is from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at a sports bar in Lusby. The run begins at noon, and after party begins at 4 pm, featuring live auction, food, music, door prizes, and more! For details, contact Chris Bowen at 443-532-8343 or Heather Scott at 410-610-8363 or email calvertpokerrun@yahoo.com. 

 

June 9th is our The 4th Annual Charles County Comic Con will take place June 9th at the Waldorf West Library from Noon until 4 p.m. All ages are welcome. C4 will be packed with awesome fandom adventures: Get free comic books, dress up in your favorite cosplay, join the discussion in a comic book debate, try your hand at fandom trivia or "Name that Fandom Tune," win some prizes from the Prize Room, and much more!

 

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society presents in concert: “A Child of Our Time” at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Building in La Plata on Saturday, June 9th at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 10th at 3:30pm. Tickets can be purchased on line at chesapeakechoral.com.  Click on the poster of the concert and it will take you to the area to purchase tickets.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the days of the concerts for the same price. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students, seniors, and military.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 9 - COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can't dance, teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour 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. Reservations: Lbloyer@verizon.net www.ALpost206.org
 
June 10th Events

Encourage your young athletes to register for the annual Youth Triathlon at St. Charles High School (5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf) on Sunday, June 10. This event is open to all youth 15 years old and younger. Each child will swim, bike, and run specified distances determined by their age group. Check-in/registration time is 7 a.m. The event starts at 8 a.m. All participants will wear a chip to track their time throughout the event. The Recreation Division has partnered with the Race Works Gruppetto, the official scoring and timing company of the Fairfax 2016 Police and Fire World Games, to time the event.  Awards will be presented to the first, second, and third place male and female in each category.  All participants will receive a medal.  Register by Wednesday, May 16 to qualify for the early bird registration fee of $35. Registration from Thursday, May 17 to Friday, June 9 is $40.  All participants registered before Wednesday, May 23 will be guaranteed a T-shirt.  On-site registration will be available the day of the event with a fee of $50.  Online registration is available at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. For more information on these events or other activities offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, visit www.CharlesCountyParks.com and www.facebook.com/CharlesCountyParksRecreation, or call 301-932-3470. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society presents in concert: “A Child of Our Time” at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Building in La Plata on Saturday, June 9th at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 10th at 3:30pm. Tickets can be purchased on line at chesapeakechoral.com.  Click on the poster of the concert and it will take you to the area to purchase tickets.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the days of the concerts for the same price. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students, seniors, and military.

June 11th Events

Monday, June 11, 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 from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

 

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, June 11, 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=5204&opidh=307FAAAE5DA7D1C6C952D043AE44DCC0&idt=43217.2749769  Give the gift of life!

June 12th Events

Calvert Hospice announces an educational seminar on VA Benefits to be held on June 12, 2018 from 1 – 2:30 pm at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick. VBA Representatives from the Veterans Administration will present information on benefits eligibility and the types of benefits available. Representatives will be available for one-on-one consultations.  For more information or to schedule your consultation, call 410-535-0892.

June 14th Events

THURSDAY JUNE 14 FLAG DAY CEREMONY. Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 will conduct its Annual Flag Day Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. at the Post, outdoors upper level Parking Lot All members and the general public are invited to attend.  For information call (410) 257-9878.  www.ALPost206.org.

June 15th Events

Do you want to help finish the fight against cancer? Then join us for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Calvert County event, Friday, June 15th, 6 pm – midnight at the Calvert County Fairgrounds. Because when we walk and fundraise together, we’re bigger than cancer. The funds raised allow us to help people in every community – providing free information and services and funding groundbreaking cancer research to save more lives. Sign up today at relayforlife.org/CalvertMD or call 1-800-227-2345.

 

The final date for Marland farmers to report their 2018 Planted Acres of Spring Seeded Forgae, Green Peas and Potatoes is May 1th, The deadline to report tomatoes is June 15th. Filing Accurate and tiemely acreage reports is essential for ensuring compliance and determining eligibility for the many USDA Programs that are administered by the Farm Service Agency. 
For additional info: St Mary’s-Calvert Farm Service Agency 301-475-8431 extension 2
Charles Farm Service Agency 301-934-9588 extension 2
PG/AA Farm Service Agency 301-574-5162 extension 2
 
The first Movie on the Lawn with Vendor Fair to help raise money for Guide Dogs of America will be held Friday June 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the William Winpinsinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood. All proceeds will benefit Guid Dogs of America. For more information visit www.guidedogsofamerica.org. Guide Dogs of America, helps blind men and women regain their independence. Guide Dogs of America provides professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge to blind and visually impaired individuals across the U.S. and Canada.
 
The Arc Southern Maryland will hold its 16th Annual Pat Collins Golf Classic on June 15th at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.  The tournament includes a chance at a hole-in-one prize of $10,000, sponsored by The Gott Company, a continental breakfast, a lunch catered by Adam’s Ribs, door prizes and raffles. Tournament proceeds will be used to support The Arc’s services, including their residential program which provides safe and supportive housing for people with I/DD, their vocational program which helps people with I/DD to obtain and retain jobs, and their transition programs which provide essential skills and hands-on career exploration for high school students to be successful as they transition into careers or continued education. To register or become a sponsor for the event, visit The Arc’s website at www.arcsomd.org/golf2018.
 
FRIDAY JUNE 15 MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 410-257-9878.   www.ALpost206.org
 
FRIDAY JUNE 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
 

 

June 16th Events
The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions will have their Juneteenth Celebration at John G Lancaster Park in Lexington Park on Saturday June 16th. UCAC commemorates Juneteenth through a day of education and affirmation which will includes poetry, Gospel music, African dancers, local musicians, nationally recognized jazz musician, Art Sherrod, special guests Stacy Lattisaw and Latrice Carr, face painting, storytelling, crafts, pony rides, and a moon bounce for the children!  FREE For more information visit  http://www.ucaconline.org
 
On June 16th,  the Calvert Animal Welfare League will have a Family Fun Day from 10 am - 3 pm -Animal Control will be present to answer questions. -'Ask the Trainer'--Professional trainer Angela Mowry will be available to answer questions & help with issues. -There will be food, vendors, raffles, auctions and a yard sale. -Petting zoo -And off course lots of loving cats and dogs that need a home that you will be able to view and interact with. 
 
Join the SECOND ANNUAL Pride Rally and Picnic on June 16th at the Solomon's Riverwalk Pavilion from 11am until 2:30 p.m. Celebrating the bravery of coming out! We will have guest speakers from each Southern Maryland county as they tell their empowering stories! Rally Begins at 11am @ Solomons Riverwalk Pavillion, Solomons Island, Maryland. Picnic to follow at 12pm @ the Corbin Paviliion located at the Calvert Marine Museum. Bring a Covered dish to share, Hot dogs & Veggie dogs will be provided. 
 
The Experimental Aircraft Association will provide airplane rides for young people (ages 8 to 17) at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Saturday, June 16.  Flights will take off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., are free, safe and flown by FAA licensed and experienced volunteer pilots. Registrations for flights will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, by 9 a.m., at the Captain Walter F. Duke Terminal Building.  Flights are subject to weather conditions and the availability of volunteer pilots. The rain date is Sunday, June 17. For more information about Chapter 478 and the Young Eagles rally, please visit www.478.eaachapter.org. 
 
 
June 17th Events

The Mechanicsville Lions Club will have it's 56th Annual Fathers Day Chicken Bar-B-Que on Sunday, June 17th, beginning at 11 a.m at the Pavilion in the median of Rt. 5 in Mechanicsville. Each dinner is only $15 and includes a 1/2 Bar-B-Que Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Applesauce, with Rolls and Butter. Credit Cards are accepted. Drive-Thru Carry-Out Dinners Available. Get your tickets now and reserve your Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner before they sell out. The Mechanicsville Lions Club, WE SERVE

 

SUNDAY  JUNE 17 – SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST.  Honor Dad by treating him to with a special breakfast featuring the Master Chef’s Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausage, Ham, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Pastries, and Chip Beef.  Drawings for Gifts for Dad.  Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Hall in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Open to the Public.    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  www.ALPost206.org
 
June 20th Events
On June 20th the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) in partnership with Calvert County Behavioral Health Services, will host “A Community Conversation – Calvert County and the Opioid Epidemic” at the Calvert Marine Museum, Harms Gallery, Solomon’s Maryland, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This is a free event open to the public.
Local agencies will be on hand to share information on the signs and symptoms of opioid misuse; current opioid overdoses; emerging drug trends; and provide free Naloxone training. Special guest presenters will speak on the topic of recovery. “Education is the key to our prevention and outreach efforts and we encourage families to join us for this event,” states Kristen DePhillip, President, Board of Directors, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA).
Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 410-535-3733.
June 21st Events

Join The St. Mary's County Library us on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. for the first ever Choose Civility: Southern Maryland Longest Table. Share a meal and conversation with someone you don’t know. June 21st at 6pm on the lawn adjacent to Miedzinski Park at 23145 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown. A community conversation over a family-style meal. The event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center, on the lawn adjacent to Miedzinski Park (23145 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown). Tickets are $10, to cover expenses. Purchase your ticket online at www.stmalib.org, or visit any St. Mary’s County Library branch. During the meal, participants will discuss how to Choose Civility in their everyday interactions. To enhance the experience of getting to know different people, guests will not be seated with their companions.If your organization is interested in becoming a partner for this or future Choose Civility: Southern Maryland events, please contact Laura Boonchaisri, lboonchaisri@stmalib.org or call 301-475-2846 ext. 1007. The Southern Maryland libraries (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and the Southern Maryland Regional Library) have come together to support Choose Civility: Southern Maryland. The Choose Civility initiative started with the Howard County Library and then grew throughout Maryland and beyond. For more information about Choose Civility, visit http://choosecivility.org/

July 9th Events

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 sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

 

2018 Relay For Life of Charles County, Saturday June 9th noon to midnight at Charles County Fairgrounds, LaPlata, Md. Relay For Life of Charles County has 64 relay teams with 1,000 registered walkers that take turns circling the track for 12 hours, demonstrating their commitment to creating a world with less cancer. This teams have been committed to raising money for American Cancer Society. This community event will have music, food, crafts, vendors, moon bounce, face painter, games and more. Opening ceremony starts at 12 noon, Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm, Closing Ceremony at 11:30 pm. www.relayforlife.org/charlescomd 

July 10th Events
The Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE living history performance series each July at the College of Southern Maryland . Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past. Chautauqua 2018 honors a continuing search for justice with three characters: Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and orator; Eleanor Roosevelt, a first lady and human rights advocate; and Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and first African American Supreme Court Justice. All performances will begin at 6:45 PM and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Theatre at the La Plata Campus.
Frederick Douglass: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Thurgood Marshall: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Performances subject to change. For more information visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/box-office-information/
July 11th Events
The Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE living history performance series each July at the College of Southern Maryland . Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past. Chautauqua 2018 honors a continuing search for justice with three characters: Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and orator; Eleanor Roosevelt, a first lady and human rights advocate; and Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and first African American Supreme Court Justice. All performances will begin at 6:45 PM and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Theatre at the La Plata Campus.
Frederick Douglass: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Thurgood Marshall: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Performances subject to change. For more information visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/box-office-information/
July 12th Events
The Chautauqua (shuh-tqaw-kwa) is a FREE living history performance series each July at the College of Southern Maryland . Join your fellow Marylanders at this year’s event, and meet and talk with celebrated figures from our nation’s past. Chautauqua 2018 honors a continuing search for justice with three characters: Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and orator; Eleanor Roosevelt, a first lady and human rights advocate; and Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and first African American Supreme Court Justice. All performances will begin at 6:45 PM and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Theatre at the La Plata Campus.
Frederick Douglass: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Thurgood Marshall: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Performances subject to change. For more information visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/box-office-information/
August 4th Events

Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturdays, August 4 and September 1 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

August 5th Events

 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring our first Vendor Show on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM. We still have space available for more vendors. If you, or someone you know, has a business selling merchandise that  you run from home and would like to participate please contact Leone Gatton at 301-373-2221 or www.hvfd7.com. 

August 12th Events
The Annual Forget Me Not Brunch, Silent Auction and Car Show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association  will be held at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown on Sunday, August 12 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Tickets for the brunch may be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25.  For more information, you can call 240-298-3122 or e-mail alzbrunch@gmail.com.
August 13th Events

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 sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

August 25th Events

The 2nd District Firehouse, 45245 Drayden Road, Valley Lee will have a Yard Sale, August 25th, Saturday; Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Reserve a space $10.00 (by 20th August) / For more information: Call Kelly at 240-299-5261 - Good time to get rid of items no longer needed!

September 1st Events

Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute Sunset Supper Cruise through historyat the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md; followed by a light supper, on Saturday, September 1st from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your spot today by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

September 8th Events

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 8 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charles County! The Walk will take place at LaPlata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.  Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/CharlesCounty. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Can’t join us on September 8? Find a Walk near you at alz.org/walk. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! ?For more information, contact ? L?aKeysha Boyd-Moore  ?at  240.518.8496  ?or  lmoore1@alz.org ?. 

September 10th Events

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 sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

September 21st Event
A 50th reunion is being planned for the 1969 Class of La Plata High School.  Plans have been made for a 2-day event on Saturday; September 21, 2019 and Sunday; September 22, 2019 weekend. An evening affair (semi formal) will be held at the American Legion in LaPlata, MD on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A family cookout will be held the following day at the F.O.P. Lodge 24,Rosewick Rd, LaPlata, MD on the Sunday, September 22, 2019. Contact Charles Wilkerson - Chaspee@aol.com about face book's 1969 classmates for him to accept you as a friend. He will place you in contact with other LPHS classmates. If anyone would like to help with the arrangement's we would greatly appreciate it. LPHS1969@gmail.com or you can follow us on Facebook at 69 Place https://www.facebook.com/groups/843036175797046/
 
September 22nd Events

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 22 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Southern Maryland! The Walk will take place at Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.  Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at http://act.alz.org/SouthernMaryland. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.Can’t join us on September 22? Find a Walk near you at alz.org/walk. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! ?For more information, c ontact ?  ?L? aKeysha Boyd-Moore  ?at  240.518.8496  or  lmoore1@alz.org 

 

A 50th reunion is being planned for the 1969 Class of La Plata High School.  Plans have been made for a 2-day event on Saturday; September 21, 2019 and Sunday; September 22, 2019 weekend. An evening affair (semi formal) will be held at the American Legion in LaPlata, MD on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A family cookout will be held the following day at the F.O.P. Lodge 24,Rosewick Rd, LaPlata, MD on the Sunday, September 22, 2019. Contact Charles Wilkerson - Chaspee@aol.com about face book's 1969 classmates for him to accept you as a friend. He will place you in contact with other LPHS classmates. If anyone would like to help with the arrangement's we would greatly appreciate it. LPHS1969@gmail.com or you can follow us on Facebook at 69 Place https://www.facebook.com/groups/843036175797046/
 
October 8th Events

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 sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

October 20th Events

The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting our annual indoor Fall Vendor and Craft Event on October 20th from 11-2 ! Bring your family to browse and shop the area’s most popular vendors and crafters with their unique items and find lots of treasures for the gift-gifting season in one place! Shop, stay for lunch, take a station tour, have fun, all while supporting your local volunteer rescue squad! Vendor list pending. Interested Crafters and Vendors need to download and send in their completed the registration form and fee to P.O. Box 902, Lexington Park, MD 20653. For more details or to register please check us out our website: www.lpvrs.org or email: associatevp@lpvrs.org 

 

Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay and take part in the annual U.S. Oyster Festival featuring the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday and Sunday October 20th and 21st at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Known for its exquisite range of seafood and exhibition of cultural activities surrounding oysters & the waterman's way of life in St. Mary's County, this annual festival also includes live music, local foods, arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and general family fun. Sponsored by the Rotary of Lexington Park, the National Shucking Championship includes competitors from all over the United States competing for the title of U.S. Oyster Shucking Champion. The U.S. winner then goes on to compete in Galway, Ireland for the World Shucking Championship. Admission at the door. 100% of the profits go to help local and Rotary assistance programs. 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am - 6pm Sunday. Brought to you by the Rotary of Lexington Park MD
 

 

 

November 3rd Events
Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association (LA FRA) Unit 93 in Lexington Park will hold their 5th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday November 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the Branch home; 21707 Three Notch Road (235), ¼ mile south of the Great Mills Road intersection.  Proceeds from this event will go toward several programs at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home that the Unit does every year. Vendor applications will be available starting July 01 at the Branch home between 1pm and 7pm on the Unit bulletin board or by email; fralafra93@md.metrocast.net. Questions? Please call or text 301-481-9655
 
November 10th Events

On November 10th the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have their Holiday Extravaganza-9:00 am - 3:00 pm, North Beach VFD, 8536 Bayside Road. Contact Mandi Harrison for information at 410-257-3391.

November 12th Events

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 sencond Monday of the month from March through November. The clinics are held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The vaccinations are available for cats dogs, and ferrets. The cost is $15.00 per animal for each rabies vaccine, $10 for each distemper vaccine and $30 for a microchip. 

Various Events With Ongoing Dates
Girl Scouts is offering several week-long day camps in Southern Maryland for girls in grades kindergarten to 5th grade. Girls who are not already in Girl Scouts can attend for just $45 for the week! For information, please call 301-861-5861.
 
The volunteers at Feral Cat Rescue hope that you have heard the good news that St Mary’s County will be getting our own animal  shelter.  You can help make the shelter a lower kill shelter by taking responsibility for the community cats in your neighborhood. You can borrow a trap to do Trap, Neuter Return. Feral Cat Rescue has spay/neuter grants for feral and stray community cats.  Please email us at info@feralcatrescuemd.org for information.  Please help stop the euthanization of so many cats at Tri County Shelter by trapping cats and getting them spayed or neutered. Please contact us for help.
 
Do you, or someone you know, need help paying heating and energy bills? Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action’s Office of Home Energy Programs may be able to help. Energy Assistance is available to all Maryland residents who meet the eligibility requirements. To meet the eligibility requirements, you must be a Maryland resident, responsible for paying energy costs; meet the income qualifications; and submit an application with all required documents. Energy Benefit Programs are the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP), Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), and Arrearage Retirement Assistance. Applications are accepted Monday – Thursday, 9am to 3pm, at our office located at 8371 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, Maryland. For more information, please call 301-274-4474 Extension 200.
 
The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the “Dinosaurs of Maryland” exhibit on Friday, April 6. The exhibit showcases the diversity and history of Maryland fossils from the age of dinosaurs and will be on display on the Mezzanine level through December 31st, 2018. While many are familiar with Miocene epoch shark teeth from Calvert Cliffs, less well known is the fact that the state of Maryland also preserves fossils from the age of dinosaurs. Fossils from the Early Cretaceous period are very rare east of the Mississippi River and there are only a handful of fossiliferous Mesozoic sites in the Eastern United States. Maryland features some of the most productive fossil sites, including the Dinosaur Park site in Muirkirk. The sediments in Dinosaur Park are approximately 110 million years old (from the Potomac Formation). At that time, Maryland was predominately a delta ecosystem, similar to modern Louisiana. The fossil plants consisted of ferns, cycads, conifers, and primitive broadleaf trees similar to sycamores and magnolias. Pine cones are some of the most common fossils from the Arundel Clay and are from a relative of the sequoia. 
 
There will be bingo every Friday Night at the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 6 pm and Early Birds start at 7 pm. Jackpot at $5,000. 
 
Do you know someone who has committed a crime in Charles County? Do you want to report them but remain anonymous? You can do that by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest of the suspect, you are eligible for a cash reward.  You never have to give your name and you are assigned a code number when you call. Help make a difference and turn criminals in! Charles County Crime Solvers is a non-profit overseen by a board of directors comprised of community and business members who volunteer their time to raise reward monies and promote awareness of the program. To learn more, visit www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.
 
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
 
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.