Southern Maryland Survivors is a new Non-profit that just started up in May. SMS is for all trauma survivors, along with family and friends who have lost loved ones due to trauma in the Southern Maryland area. For more information please go to www.southernmdsurvivors.com or check out our FB page @southernmdsurvivors! We are always looking for donations to help out SMS.
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2019! We are challenging our fans to pledge for every touchdown we score between September 6th-29th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation: Please go to: https://pledgeit.org/tac19-morganza-md-chopticon-braves? facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball twitter: @chopfootball Email: email@example.com
St. Clement's Island Museum invites you to join them for St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids with numerous dates this summer. Join art instructor Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson in exploring fine arts through a variety of artistic styles. Young artists will expand their understanding of art while learning to sketch, paint, draw, weave, sculpt and more. At the end of each session, all participants will create an individualized work of art to share with family and community. For ages 7 to 17, preregistration required; $3 per child. Classes occur April, June, July and August (12PM-3PM). Materials are provided; bring a light snack. To sign up, call 301-769-2222 to reserve your child’s spot as slots fill up quickly. Schedule & Themes April 17: Drawing & Weaving June 18, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” June 19, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” June 20, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” July 9, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting” July 10, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting” July 11, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting" July 23, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 24, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 25, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” August 6, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” August 7, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” August 8, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together”
Did you know that just 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood? The fact is that there simply aren’t enough people giving blood, and the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign to urge the public to fill the gaps by making an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer. During the campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters that make up the main blood groups – are disappearing from major brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites to draw attention to the critical importance of blood donations. Just last month, the Red Cross experienced a critical shortage of type O blood, and summer blood shortages are not uncommon. Donors can help fill the missing types by making an appointment to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Friends of Maxwell Hall are hosting a free open house of Maxwell Hall (17388 Teagues Point Rd, Hughesville) the last Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through October. Maxwell Hall is a colonial home that was built in 1768 by a prominent merchant family. Dates include May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, and October 27. Enjoy the various gardens throughout the property, take a hike on one of the nature trails, view the informational displays on the War of 1918, and simply enjoy the peaceful country surroundings of Swanson Creek and the Patuxent River.
Attention Chopticon High School Class of 1970, planning is underway for the fifty (50) year class reunion to be held 06 June 2020 at the Old Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD. Request you provide your email and home address information to the Communication Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. View the Chopticon High School Class of 1970 Facebook Page for further details.
Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer should visit http://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland email@example.com or call NaQuita Coates, Training and Recruitment Specialist, at 410-535-3047.
There will be a Yard Sale sponsored by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department's Auxiliary, from 8:00am to 12 Noon at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department on eveery second Saturday of the month beginning through October 12th. Be a BUYER or a SELLER! It's your choice! Either way, we would like to see you there! The cost to reserve a table is $15 for one or $25 for two. Tables must be reserved in advance by contacting Diana, after 5:00pm, at 410-231-1775.
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The Drayden African American Schoolhouse will have open houses on select days each month through October from 11 am - 2pm. The schoolhouse is located on Cherryfield Road in Drayden. Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month March 24, April 6, May 4, June 1, June 15, June 16, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5 . Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information. The schoolhouse has been closed for several years, but with the completion of the renovations of the building in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access this significant historic site on the 1st Saturday of each month and during periodic special event weekends. The Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit. Co-hosted by UCAC - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions and the St. Mary's County Museum Division
Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? The St. Mary’s County Museum Division and the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions are seeking individuals from the public to volunteer during any of the open houses held at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, MD. Volunteers would assist visitors in accessing and touring the historic site, as well as answering any questions they might have during their visit. The open houses are on the first Saturday of the month and other select days, April through October. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses, and its story represents a significant part of St. Mary's County’s history. The schoolhouse was closed for several years, but with the completion of extensive building renovations in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access the site during the open houses. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact Karen Stone, Museum Division Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-769-3235. For more information, programs, admission prices and more, visit the Drayden African American Schoolhouse Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DraydenSchool or call 301-994-1471.
Looking to get more involved in the community? St. Mary’s County’s Home-Delivered Meals Program is currently seeking volunteers to serve in the Lexington Park area and the southern-most parts of the county. Drivers would pick up meals at the Loffler Senior Activity Center and pack into coolers provided to maintain a safe temperature. Volunteers are assigned to an established route and the deliver meals to homebound seniors on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. To volunteer, persons must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Driver training will be provided by the Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator and experienced Home-Delivered Meals volunteers. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. No meals are delivered on days the Senior Activity Centers are closed. Mileage reimbursement or income tax deductions are available for volunteers. Interested volunteers should contact Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator Monika Williams at 301-45-4200, ext. 71060, or via email at Monika.Williams@stmarysmd.com.
The American Legion Post 255 in Ridge is having a Queen of Hearts raffle on Friday nites. Drawings are every Friday at 7pm. Ticket sales start at 4pm for QofH and 50/50 raffles. Dinner is available for purchase also. All profits are used to help veterans and our local community.
Chopticon High School Class of 1969 Chopticon High School Class of 1969 is planning it’s 50th class reunion for the fall of 2019. If you are a member or teacher of this class please contact either of the below listed members to update your contact information so you can receive all of the announcements for the festivities. Sarah Blackistone Richardson 240-925-1119 TheMightySBR@msn.com Norwood Graves 301-848-9525 Saramy1@verizon.net
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the Nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated t building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental Illness. NAMI SoMd provides free education and support groups for those suffering with a mental illness as well as their family members. Family support groups meet the 3rd Tuesday in Charles County at Body of Christ Church, Waldorf; 3rd Thursday in St. Mary's at the Wildewood Community Center, and the 4th Thursday in Calvert at St. John Vianney Church. Please contact 301.399.4148 for more information.
First Wednesday of every month at the Circuit Court for Charles County - Law Library from 10 AM - 1 PM the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation. Reservations requested – please call 301-932-3322
The Charles County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Crime Solvers work together to solve crimes and hold criminals accountable for their offenses. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity. For more information about Crime Solvers, contact Detective Sergeant Tim Miner, Crime Solvers Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, at 240-216-2173. PHONE**Call 1-866-411-TIPS to report a tip** * An operator takes information about your tip. * You will receive an identification number. * Your tip is provided to the investigating officer. * You must call back later to check the status of your information, using your identification number. Or call http://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/
From historic preservation to climate change to subliminal communication through floral design … this year’s Speaker Series at Sotterley will cover a wide array of topics. These are FREE to the public events. Historic Sotterley is pleased to announce the presenters for the 2019 Speaker Series. An important community outreach, this series is yet another way that this National Historic Landmark fulfills its mission of serving as an educational and cultural resource. Due to limited seating, please sign up on our website or call 301-373-2280 for reservations.
THE COMMON CAUSE: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution June 19th | 7:00 p.m.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PLACE-BASED TEACHING:The Importance of Knowing our History and Culture in Order to Preserve our Democratic Republic August 28th | 7:00 p.m.
SPY PILOT September 18th | 7:00 p.m.
SINKING LANDS AND RISING SEAS:Climate Change, Evolution of Chesapeake Bay & Effects on Cultural Resources October 9th | 7:00 p.m.
FLORAL DIPLOMACY: At the White House October 30th | 7:00 pm
THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK November 13th | 7:00 p.m.
For more information visit www.sotterley.org