Events With On Going Dates

Staring Monday, October 19th the Maryland Veterans Museum in Newburg will return to being open 7 days a week.  We’re open from 11 to 4.  We now have entrance fee of $5 ages 14 – adult, $2 per child ages 7 – 13 and children 6 and under are Free.  We also now have annual memberships of $24 individual and $36 for family.  We ask everyone to please wear a mask.  We have masks available if needed.



Humane Society of Charles County will have Pawsome Humane and Environmental Live Presentations that promote empathy and kindness and a sense of stewardship for the world around us. Provided Free to households making less than $75,000 a year through a grant from the Charles County Health Department. Live animal visitors to the online programs and craft supplies provided at no cost. For more information email






Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month the Drayden African American Schoolhouse . 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. All guests must always wear masks while in the building, and social distancing guidelines are encouraged outside family units. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and frequently cleaning all public contact areas. Co-hosted by UCAC - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions and the St. Mary's County Museum Division



Center for Abused Persons offers a broad range of services to Charles County residents that aim to support adults and adolescents affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, abuse intervention programming, and community education. Don't suffer in silence. Call CAP's 24 hour crisis hotline at 301-645-3336.



The Calvert Marine Museum will reopen to the public. We look forward to welcoming back the community and have new procedures in place to keep our guests, staff, and volunteers safe. To adhere with social distancing guidelines, the museum will operate at reduced capacity and implement a timed entry system. This means visitors will be able to experience their favorite exhibits while remaining 6 feet from other guests. In order to have the best experience, we are asking all guests and members to reserve their admission window ahead of time. Reservations can be made at The museum will resume its regular hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, however, guests will be able to preselect a two-hour time window for their visit. Session times are 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The museum and Museum Store will completely close between each session to allow for thorough sanitization of our indoor and outdoor spaces. All guests, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a face covering while visiting the museum. Guests under the age of 2 are not required to wear a face covering. CMM understands that wearing your mask for an extended period of time can be difficult or uncomfortable, so several outdoor “no mask zones” have been designated. Here, guests and members of their party may have a seat, take a breather, and relax for a few minutes before continuing with their museum adventure. For more information visit For questions or comments regarding the museum’s reopening, please contact CMM Deputy Director Rachelle Green at



The Mattawoman Creek Art Center located in Smallwood State Park, Marbury, Maryland will have a Virtual 5K - You pick the date, you pick the location, take your kids or your dogs if you want, walk, run, or bike. You select the location. You complete a 5K (3.1 miles) between August 15th and October 15, 2020. Please register as soon as possible. You'll have fun, get some exercise, and you'll be helping a wonderful cause. Adults $30, Children 10 and younger $20. Entry Fee Includes - a really cool Souvenir T-Shirt, a custom Racing Bib, an awesome Custom Medal, Instructions, Results, and Pictures posted online. Racing packets will be mailed to you. For more information go to



The 2nd District Firehouse & Rescue Squad (Company 6) located at 45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692 will be holding Golf Cart Raffle Fund Raiser, STAR 36-2+2 Black with color matching Long Top and Tan Seats, 4 passenger with rear flip seat, Six 6 V (36 V) Batteries, 4 hp Advance DC motor, 300 A Curtis programmable controller with regenerative braking and much more, Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.00, Drawing 10/14/2020 SDVRDRS Business Meeting, Do not have to be present to win, For more info. Or get your tickets call: Dee Dee, 240-561-2750, or  Georgia, 301-994-1960 or Robin, 240-577-0270



The Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Resource Center has helped more than 36,000 pregnanant womebn and families in the Southern Maryland area since 1983. Last year, the center provided over $65,000 in services and $80,000 in material assistance free of charge to the recipients and at no cost to taxpayers. To donate to the Catherine Foundation, please visit




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



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 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 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





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 for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland 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



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.



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



October 22nd Events

October 23rd Events

October 24th Events

The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department is hosting a Halloween themed movie night on the lawn. Staring Hocus Pocus, October 24th 7pm-9pm. This will be held at the Newburg Fire Dept located at 12245 Rock Point Road Newburg, Md  Admission by donation only.



The Hollywood-Leonardtown Optimist Club will have their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturday October 24th from noon until 4 pm. Free Pumpkins for the first 150 kids - come pick out their own in the field!! Free pumpkin painting. Hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, baked goods, hot chocolate, and water - free for children 12 and under, available for everyone else at a low cost. HVFD booth providing info about fire prevention. Masks required for all participants 5 and over. Hope to see you there!!



The 301 Derby Dames of La Plata, MD will be hosting the first ever DRIVE-THRU Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 6-9pm at the Charles County Fairgrounds. This event will be the first of its kind in Southern Maryland, where treaters will remain in their cars and drive trunk-to-trunk to receive candy. All COVID-19 safety protocols as dictated by the CDC, the Charles County Department of Health, and the town of La Plata will be followed closely to make this event safe and enjoyable for the whole family! We are looking for sponsors and volunteers to donate their trunks to the event. Anyone who has questions regarding the event, or anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event, can email us at We look forward to seeing you there!




The Humane Society of Charles County relies on community support for the care of approximately 200 dogs, cats, and small animals at the shelter. Please help the animals by contributing to the “Stuffing our Van” fundraiser with supplies to keep the animals healthy and engaged. The van will be parked at PetsMart in Waldorf Saturday October 24th from 9am-4pm, and Petco in La Plata Saturday October 31st from 10am-2pm. Food, toys, and habitat donations will be accepted and a Wish List will be available on site. Visit for more information or to make a donation.

October 25th Events


October 27th Events
On October 13th and October 27th, Calvert Hospice will hold a virtual conversation with veterans sharing experiences in military service. Join us for a casual conversation about shared experiences in military service. The group is free, but you need to pre-register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. Please contact Bill Miller at to register. October 13th conversation will take place at 10:30 am and the October 27th conversation will take place at 1 pm.
October 30th Events

SPAGHETTI DINNER – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (hosted by American Legion Riders Post 82) Friday – October 30, 2020 @ 5:30-7:30 PM – Cost is $10 - All you can eat!  Kids under 5 yrs are free!  Dine-In/Drive-Thru/Orders to Go. Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD. Proceeds go to the American Legion Charity Programs. Visit for more information about the programs. “We ride in HONOR of those who have served”


Need a scary story for Halloween? You’ve got it! Twin Beach Players is presenting “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” playwright Mark Scharf’s adaptation of the classic Washington Irving story about the Headless Horseman this Halloween as a Zoom Production. It will be shown Friday and Saturday, October 30-31 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 1, at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit, or Tickets are priced at $15 per individual, or $20 per family.

October 31st Events

The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department is hosting Trunk or Treating October 31st, 7pm-9pm. Come out and bring the kids for a safe night or trunk or treating. This will be held at the Newburg Fire Dept located at 12245 Rock Point Road Newburg, Md 



The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a safe drive-thru candy give-away at both Firehouses on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m. This event was started many years ago with the intention of having a place that children could trick or treat, and the parents would be confident the candy they were getting was safe from any hazards. Due to the impacts and hazards of COVID-19, safety is the number one concern, which is why all occupants of the vehicle are urged to stay inside the vehicle at all times, with candy to be given by staffing on scene with proper PPE and sanitized equipment. Fire Station 3 – 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, MD, 20653. Fire Station 9 – 45774 Fire Department Lane in California, MD, 20619   



The Humane Society of Charles County relies on community support for the care of approximately 200 dogs, cats, and small animals at the shelter. Please help the animals by contributing to the “Stuffing our Van” fundraiser with supplies to keep the animals healthy and engaged. The van will be parked at Petco in La Plata Saturday October 31st from 10am-2pm. Food, toys, and habitat donations will be accepted and a Wish List will be available on site. Visit for more information or to make a donation.


November 1st Events

November 3rd Events

3 November Election Day Sandwich Sales 7 am – 2 pm at the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.  Pre-orders highly recommended! Stuffed Ham - $6.00 each Chicken Salad - $4.00 each. Meat and bread will be packaged separately in order to keep bread fresh. Pre-orders due no later than 14 October at or call. (301) 872-5090 and leave message. All email orders will receive a confirmation. Pre-orders may be picked up on Monday, 2 November, between 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Firehouse or Tuesday, 3 November, between 7:00 – 11:30 am. Any pre-orders NOT picked up by 11:30 am on Tuesday, 3 November, will be sold. We will have a limited number of extra sandwiches available on a first come first serve basis on Tuesday! Drinks and desserts will also be available for purchase.


The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will be selling lunches on Election Day, November 3rd at the Hollywood firehouse. from 11 AM - 3 PM. Preorders are encouraged by calling Elaine Quade at 301-373-2695 by October 27th.  The Menu includes: Stuffed ham sandwich $6.00, Chicken salad sandwich $5.00, Chips $1.00, Drinks $1.00.

November 5th Events

November 7th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad will have a Drive Thru Chicken Dinner on Saturday, November 7th  at the Hughesville Firehouse at 15245 Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville from 11:30 a.m until sold out. Cost $15.00 each dinner. Menu: 4 pieces Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Applesauce & Roll



Yard Sale(s) sponsored by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department's Auxiliary, from 8:00am to 12 noon at the NBVFD on every 2nd Saturday (other than November 7th, which is the 1st Saturday) of the month beginning on Saturday, July 11th.  The other dates are 8/8, 9/12, 10/10 and 11/7. 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. Social Distancing will be practiced by having everyone to stay 6 feet apart.  Face covering/mask is a requirement while in attendance.


November 9th Events

The Charles County Children's Aid's holiday Christmas Toy Connection program is now accepting applications. The Applications are due by Nov. 9th. In order to qualify families must be receiving food stamps or Temporary Cash Assistance(TCA) through Charles County Dept of Social Services(CCDSS). Applications can be found on our website at, at our office and through case worker at CCDSS. Call Children's Aid for more details 301-645-1561 

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November 22nd Events
The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department is hosting thier annual craft and vendor fair. November 22, 9am-4pm. This will be held at the Newburg Fire Dept located at 12245 Rock Point Road Newburg, Md. Interested Crafters and Vendors should contact the fire department 301-259-2105 to rent a space.
December 13th Events

The 2nd District Firehouse & Rescue Squad(Company 6 aka Valley Lee) Auxiliary located at 45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692 will have a Drive-Thru (Carry Out) Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 13th December from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Modified MENU: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Sausage Links, Hot Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, & Spiced Applesauce; COST:  $10.00 PER Breakfast; For more info call: 301-994-9999