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Take a moment today to download the new Calvert County Sheriff’s Office mobile app free of charge from the app stores. Receive timely alerts about COVID-19, see our Most Wanted, and search for an inmate. You can also submit a confidential tip with photos. Please download the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office app today, and share it with family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for helping us make Calvert County a safer place!

 

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to support a program through the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) called Maryland Senior Call Check. Maryland is the first state in the country to start a FREE, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents across the state. This program is for seniors living alone to check on them daily. This free service will place an automated daily call to the participant at a regularly scheduled time. If the call is not picked up after three attempts, the service will call an alternate person on your behalf to check on you. If your alternate does not pick up or you do not have an alternate, the local authorities will be contacted to perform a wellness check. MDoA recommends all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The verification and enrollment process can be completed within 24 hours Monday-Saturday.
MDoA will provide messages and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
For more information, call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) or register online at www.aging.maryland.gov.

 

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Center for Abused Persons' office is closed but we are still open remotely, doing what we do best! Our crisis hotline is still running 24 hours a day and our clinic is still operational. If you need someone to talk to because you are going through domestic violence, sexual assault, or maybe you are stressed out about not working? Any crisis you are going through- please reach out to us. We are here to help. (301)-645-3336 www.centerforabusedpersonscharlescounty.org

 

 

Are you a victim of a crime? You do not have to face that tragedy alone. For 37 years, the staff and volunteers at the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc have helped ease the suffering of victims of crime in Maryland with dignity, respect and compassion. Despite the pandemic, we continue to provide assistance navigating the legal system, free legal consultation regarding victim’s rights, and assistance with social service organizations. Our staff of dedicated advocates and attorneys may be reached at 877- VICTIM1, that’s 877-842-8461 or on-line at www.MdCrimeVictims.org. All our services are free! The Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center Inc, . Continuing the mission of the Stephanie Roper Foundation. Call 877-VICTIM1.

 

 

The Neighborhood Creative Arts Center, a new non-profit community arts center, is now open at 106 St. Mary's Avenue,in La Plata.  Take a class in Music, Art, Sewing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Dance, Kid's Yoga, Musical Theater and more. NCAC;s many talented teachers offer classes in Music, Art, Sewing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Dance, Kid's Yoga, Musical Theater,  Puppetry, Music and Movement for babies and toddlers, Entrepreneur Workshops for Children and more! Neighborhood Creative Arts Center also offers many homeschool events and programs, including Mock Trial, Fun Fridays, Model UN, A Good Old Fashioned Science Fair, and a Homeschool Academy. Please check out neighborhoodcreativeartscenter.org for more information about our free classes, free trial music lessons, and upcoming Spring programs and Summer workshops!  If you would like to present a class or workshop, please reach out through the NCAC website. For more information, feel free to call Ms Georgia at 301-542-9359.

 

 

 

Project Home is a program that provides housing to adults who need supervision and assistance with daily living because they are unable to live on their own. A Project Home Provider offers care in their own home for 1 to 4 residents. St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking Project Home providers to support the program. 
Who (Project Home Provider): Someone 21 years or older with the ability to provide care in their home and a willingness to assist an adult with a disability. Must have income in order to meet their own household expenses without Project Home reimbursement funds. 
Who (residents): Adults 18 years or older who have a mental, developmental, or physical disability, or are elderly and are unable to live on their own. 
For more information, please contact Lachele Love at 250-895-7077 or Meagan Ricker 240-895-7043

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland is pleased to present a new exhibit in the Nature Nook  titled, “Southern Maryland Farming,” on exhibit March 14-June 25. Come and have fun learning about Maryland farming, barns, tobacco, beekeeping and more. Explore the play pretend area, where little ones can pretend to hand-wash cloths, collect chicken eggs and more. Kids can try carding wool with a sampling of sheep’s wool. Adults will also enjoy the display of vintage and antique farming equipment and other tools and test their knowledge about what the artifacts were used for.  

 

Visit the Drayden African American Schoolhouse open houses on the first Saturday of the Month, April through October from 11AM - 2PM. Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month. 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 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 Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park to arrange a visit.

 

 

 

 

The Dr.Samuel Mudd Museum is looking for volunteer Tour Guides, Gift Shop Workers and Admissions staff for our 2020 Season. Training starts March 7. A few hours a month to step into history is really exciting. Contact Donna Peterson  at 301-452-2158, or drmuddtours@gmail.com.

 

Apply ASAP for home repair help for the 2020 Christmas in April. April 25, 2020 will be the 30th year for our one day restoration and renovation blitz. The volunteer organization rehabilitates the houses of low  income, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners. Applications may be picked up local libraries and senior centers. Also, on our web site www.christmasinaprilsmc.org. For more information call 301-884-2905.

 

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  princesshouse4u@bellsouth.net, jacobmike1@verizon.net, and roychesley@aol.com.  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 https://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland casa@center-for-children.org or call NaQuita Coates, Training and Recruitment Specialist, at 410-535-3047.

 

If drinking is no longer fun for you and separates you from other people. Go to an A.A. meeting – become part of the universe again. A.A. They’ve been there. Visit www.aa.org

 

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.

 

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  https://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/

 

 

May 3rd Events
East Coast Drifters Car Show – May 3, 2020. Held at Mechanicsville Moose Lodge (27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. All Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles are welcome. Top 70 and several other awards. Pre-registration $15 by April 23. $20 at gate. Registration cut-off 1:00 pm. For more info call: Larry 301-266-9705 or Chuck 301-751-5602 (rain date May 17)
 
The Southern Maryland Boot Scooters will be hosting a Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Charles County Walk to End Alzheimer's and the Southern Maryland Senators 12U Baseball team on Sunday May 3rd at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 11:30 am and games start at 1 pm. This event was sold out in February. Tickets on sale now. Call 240-577-2579 to purchase tickets in advance. visit somdbootscooters.com
May 16th Events

Join the Mattawoman Creek Art Center's Inaugural 'Art In The Park 5K Fun Run at Smallwood State Park on Saturday May 16th. The walk/run course will traverse the beautiful natural surroundings of Smallwood State Park, situated on the Mattawoman Creek. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Strollers are allowed but must follow the runners. No pets are allowed. Awards and refreshments will follow at the conclusion of the race. Participants are welcome to visit the art gallery and gift shop. Proceeds from the 5 K registration and any gift shop purchases benefit the Mattawoman Creek Art Center. Entry Fee is $25 on or before April 18th. Late Registration $30 after April 18th. Entry fee includes: Entry to the park and art center, souvenir T-shirt (if registered on or before April 18th) water stations and snacks. No refunds. Register at mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159.

May 17th Events

May 23rd Events

Cancelled: Join Cruisin Southern Maryland for their 100 Mile Car Cruise & Show on Saturday May 23rd. The event will start at 9 am at the Charlotee Hall Park and Ride at 30030 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. Behind Burger King. Arrival at the last stop is estimated to be 2:30 pm at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Maps and route info will be provided upon arrival. Optional Poker Run available for an additional $10.00 per entry – 50% of proceeds go to charity, 30% to winning hand, and 10% each to the next two highest hands. 50-50 raffle tickets available all day, must be at the last stop to win. Registration Fee is $30.00 per Vehicle, which includes a free Cruisin’ Southern Maryland Event T-Shirt for the first 150 vehicles registered. Checks should be made payable to: Cruisin’ Southern Maryland, Inc. www.CruisinSOMD.com

May 30th Events
On May 30th Patuxent Habitat for Humanity will have their Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Solomons Island Pavillion starting at 8 am. Registration begins at 8AM. The Warrior Run is our major fundraiser that helps to support our Veterans Critical Repair Program and our affordable housing programs. Tickets are available www.patuxenthabitat.org
June 6th Events

The 2020 North Beach House & Garden Tour will take place Saturday June 06th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm thoughout the town of North Beach. Rain date June 07. Get an exclusive look inside 12 charming houses and gardens in North Beach, MD, "the Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay" Saturday, June 6, 2020. Tickets- $20-25. Get your tickets at Eventbrite-https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-north-beach-house-garden-tour-tickets-64744808465

June 7th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its Annual Spring Craft Show. It will be held on Sunday, June 7th 2020 from 10AM-3PM at the Social Hall located on Three Notch Road in Hollywood. Admission and parking are free.  There will be over 100 craft vendors from MD and VA with a wide variety of handmade items.  The LA will be selling refreshments including Stuffed Ham sandwiches or by the pound.  There will be a Bake Table and a 50/50 raffle.  A Stuffed Ham will be raffled off.  All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. A donations box for non-perishable items will be available to benefit Helping Hands Food Pantry. Contact Craftshow@HVFD7.com for more information. There are a few slots left for the Spring show. We are accepting applications for the Vendor Show to be held on August 2, 2020. The Fall Craft Show to be held on November 22, 2020 is full with a wait list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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