Events With On Going Dates

Mechanicsville Braves Youth Lacrosse Club (Boys) Fall Lacrosse League Registration is now open for 2nd to 9th graders as of the start of the new school year. Registration is open online now https://MYLC.leagueapps.com. Practices will be held at 5th District Park (Behind Lettie Dent Elementary School) will run through the beginning of November. For more information they can visit our website, Facebook page or contact me directly. Melinda Sampson 240 682 5430

 

 

 

 

 

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: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com

 

 

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  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 http://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.

 

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.

 

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 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

 

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  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.
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

 

 

September 20th Events

The Port Tobacco Players present 'The Crucible'. This production runs for 3 weekends September 20th - October 6th. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military. For more information visit http://www.ptplayers.com

 

Upcoming Tri-County Cruisers Rod & Custom Car Club’s 20th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show “Under the Lights” to benefit Local Hospices, Children’s Cancer Research & Community Organizations will take place on Friday September 20th from 4 to 9:30 pm.  (Rain date: September 27th, 2019,  Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods & Bikes – open to all years, are all welcome.  Trailered vehicles are also welcome. Location:  Baden Volunteer Fire Dept., Station 36.  Show on the ballfield, under the lights (evening show), 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD  20613. Adults $5 and Children under 12 free.  Food and music will be provided.  Dash Plaques for 1st 200…Over 50 Trophies will be awarded.  Registration at the gate $20. Vendor and Swap meet space available for $35. Bring your lawn chairs!  Call Paul Harris at 301-751-5705, Roger Hamilton 301-466-7118 or Tony Hall at 301-399-6597 if additional information is needed.  Visit https://www.tricountycruisers.com click on “Upcoming Shows” for flyer details. 

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 –TEX-MEX with all the trimmings. Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary 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. www.MD-post206.org

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 – 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 charges. 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

September 21st Events

For two months in 1865, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd and seven others sat through a military trial over their involvement in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. What was it like to sit in that court room day after day? How did the press report on the trial of the century? This presentation will cover the trial with special attention on the doctor who set the assassin's leg. Join historian, Dave Taylor, as he delves into the intricate details of Dr. Mudd in the trial of the conspirators. The presentation will be September 21, 2019. All of our talks are free to the public and begin at 1 pm in the Exhibit Building. Seating is limited, so please come early! The Mudd House Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm for guided tours. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Tours of the House are $7 for adults, $2 for children aged 6-11, and children 5 and under are free.

 

On September 21st from noon until 4 pm, the Lexington Park Library on FDR Blvd in Lexington park will have a free comic con event where there will be trivia, crafts for the kiddos, a chance to meet local artists and tons of chances to win prizes. Come dressed in your best comic book inspired costume and participate in our cosplay contest! Jason Fry, the author of the Last Jedi novelization will be there, and Lev Grossmen the author of "The Magicians" trilogy which inspired the Syfy channel show of the same name, will be giving an exclusive Skype interview. 

 

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22 – Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Visit Maryland's historic lighthouses at some of the most beautiful spots in the state and see Concord Point, Seven Foot Knoll, Lightship Chesapeake, Hooper Strait, Choptank River Replica, Drum Point, Cove Point, Piney Point, Point Lookout, and Fort Washington lighthouses. Challengers receive a complimentary souvenir at each location. Visit all ten lighthouses and proclaim "I've seen the lights!" to receive a special souvenir. More information available at cheslights.org.

 

Join the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”, on Saturday, September 21st at the La Plata Town Hall or Saturday, September 28th at Asbury Solomons. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. You can help, right here in your community, in the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. Register as a team captain, team member or individual. Start fundraising and raise awareness. Register today at ALZ.org/walk Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

 

Join the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department at 3170 W. Ward Road for their Cash Bash on Saturday September 21st from 1-6pm. This is an All day event, giving away cash prizes every 3 minutes. You have an opportunity to win from $150.00 to $10,000.00. There will be drawings for other great prizes, raffles and a cornhole tournament. Each ticket costs $100.00 and allows the buyer and one guest to enjoy food, beer, and soda throughout the event. You can win more than once. For more information contact Donald Gibson at 443-404-9814 or go on the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department website.

 

 

EMS Station 3, Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department on St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf will have their The Fall Craft and Vendor Fair from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 21st. This event is a station fundraiser.  For more information, please visit https://www.waldorfvfd.com/

 

The Ultimate Riddle Race is a major fundraiser organized by Team Calvert Crohn’s to raise awareness and funding for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation on Saturday, September 21st, but teams MUST REGISTER ahead of time. Check-in begins at 1:30 pm - Huntingtown Elementary School The race/scavenger hunt will take place at 3 pm in multiple locations throughout Calvert County. For more information visit https://www.calvertcrohns.org/riddle-race/. During The Ultimate Riddle Race teams will compete to solve puzzles, search for clues, complete activities, and arrive at the finish line before time runs out. One vehicle per team will be used to visit locations throughout the county as participants find scavenger hunt items to gain points. At the end of the race, participants celebrate at Rod ‘n’ Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, MD with a celebration including food, adult beverages, music, awards, and prizes.

 

 

 

The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squd and Fire Department will have their Fall Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday September 21st from 9 am - 4 pm. Please come out and support your local volunteers, vendors and crafters. We are looking for vendors and crafters. For more info or table space please call or text 443-532-6951

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 -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.MD-Post206.org

 

The Chopticon High School Showband of Southern Maryland presents the 10th Annual Showcase of Bands! In addition to this being our 10th showcase it is the second show of the inaugural season for the Maryland Marching Band Association. Come join us for a pageantry of marching arts representing countless hours of dedication to excellence and perseverance from these students and directors. It is our largest gathering of bands in our 10 year history. We hope to see you there! Gates Open at 1:30 p.m.Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

September 22nd Events

September 26th Events

A new state law goes into effect on October 1 which raises the minimum age to purchase and use tobacco and electronic vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age. An open town hall meeting will be held to provide more information on Thursday, September 26th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit healthystmarys.com or search healthystmarys on Facebook!

September 27th Events
The Newtowne Players will present Patrick Hamilton’s classic thriller “AAngel Street (Gaslight)” from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 13. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. All performances will be at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Tickets, available at www.newtowneplayers.org
 
The Port Tobacco Players present 'The Crucible'. This production runs for 3 weekends September 20th - October 6th. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military. For more information visit http://www.ptplayers.com
 
The Center for Life Enrichment will have their 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday September 27th from 9 am to 3 pm at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The 28th Annual Golf Tournament raises funds to allow our agencies to continue to meet the increasing needs of individuals with disabilities in our community. Much of our success comes from the partnerships created with members of the business community like you. In addition to monetary donations, we also accept in-kind donations for door prizes and auction items, and invite you to sponsor your employees as tournament players. Whether your assistance is financial, in-kind and/or player participation, you can rest assured that your help makes it possible for individuals with disabilities to be involved in programs such as year-round sports training and competition, as well as pre-vocational/vocational training, transportation and community job placement. For more information please contact Ora Sikorski at 301-373-8100 X18
 
 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27 – BBQ Meats with all the trimmings. 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. www.MD-post206.org
 
The East Coast duo of Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante brings a breath of sea air wherever they showcase their largely homespun folk music from the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. On Friday, September 27 from 6:00–7:15 p.m., they’ll be performing at the Maryland Dove dock, located on the grounds of Historic St. Mary’s City. Money raised by this performance will benefit Maryland Dove, a representation of a cargo vessel, and named in honor of Dove, one of the two ships that sailed to Maryland in 1634. Provided seating will be on the dockside facing the shipboard “stage” and overlooking the scenic St. Mary’s River. Concert goers are invited to park at the Old Statehouse/Farthings parking lot, 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City.  Signage will be available to direct concert-goers to the waterfront. Advance ticket sales will be available at the Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center, located at 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Maryland. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Visitor Center at (240) 895-4990. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the Maryland Dove gate.
September 28th Events

 

 

Join the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”, on Saturday, September 28th at Asbury Solomons. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. You can help, right here in your community, in the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. Register as a team captain, team member or individual. Start fundraising and raise awareness. Register today at ALZ.org/walk Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

 

The Maryland Veterans Museum will have a Car and Bike Event on Saturday September 28th from 8 am until 4 pm. The museum is located on Rt. 301 in Newburg. There will be live music, food vendors, trophies and more. Bring the family and tour the museum which includes indoor/outdoor and static/activwe exhibits. Rain Date October 5th.

 

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums presents a fun new event:” Retro Fest on the Potomac, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park. Retro Fest on the Potomac represents all things vintage. Admire classic cars, browse for vintage treasures and step back in time to the nostalgic tunes of yesteryear. From the 40s to the 70s, whatever your, decade the public is invited to get their “Rockabilly” on and support the mission of Piney Point Lighthouse and Historic Park. This great new event will feature lots of fun, including: live Rockabilly Music performed by the local band “Country Memories;” vintage vendors selling nostalgic items from the 40s to the 70s; a special travel exhibit from the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, MD; live demonstration by the “301 Derby Dames” flat track roller derby league from La Plata, MD; Hot Rod & Classic Cars on display from the St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club with a People’s Choice Award; food trucks & beer wagon (no outside food or drink will be allowed into the event); and much more. A limited number of tickets are on sale now. Tickets cost $5 per person and include event admission as well as access to all museum sites and exhibits at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or by calling Piney Point Lighthouse Museum at 301-994-1471.

 

Edna Lockwood, the last historic sailing bugeye in the world, will be visiting Historic St. Mary’s City on September 28th as part of a National Park Service-funded heritage tour around the Chesapeake Bay. Owned and operated by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Edna Lockwood recently underwent a two-year restoration of her nine-log hull. She was re-launched into the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md., in fall of 2018. This summer and fall, Edna is traveling to ports around the Bay, bringing free experiential programming and interpretation of traditional Chesapeake Bay boatbuilding techniques and the oystering industry past and present. For additional details on Edna’s visit, call Historic St. Mary’s City at 240-895-4990 or email Info@DigsHistory.org. To learn more about Edna Lockwood and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, including a full list of stops on Edna’s heritage tour, visit cbmmshipyard.org/ednalockwood.

September 29th Events

Please join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum for the 3rd annual Wheels and Wings Car Show at the Museum on Sunday September 29th from Noon until 5 pm! Enjoy reduced price admissions to the car show and museum. Come out to enjoy the finest in Naval Aviation and automobile engineering! Considering registering your car? Check out the Events page at http://www.paxmuseum.com/events.php

 

The Southern Maryland Boot Scooters and the 12U Southern Maryland Senators Baseball team are hosting a Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's and the Senators baseball team on Sunday September 29th with doors opening at noon at the Mechnicsville Volunteer Fire Department. Come join us for an afternoon of bingo fun filled with chances to win designer purses, raffles, door prizes and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information email SoMdBootScooters@gmail.com.

 

October 1st Events

Please join the Southern Maryland Meditation Community for our meeting on Oct. 1, 2019, Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church(Smith Hall), 10210 H G Trueman Rd, Lusby, MD 20657. Free to the public. In addition to our mindful meditation, we will talk about our upcoming meditation gatherings. For more information on book groups and events, visit https://www.somdmeditationcommunity.org/

October 2nd Events

Calvert County Public Schools’ Special Education Department invites parents and students to attend the upcoming workshop, “Preparing for Life After High School” to be held Wednesday, October 2nd from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Board of Education at 1305 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. This is an opportunity to learn about the Special Education Secondary Transition process and to meet agencies that can help your son or daughter attend college, get employed, or get other service assistance. Please RSVP to “Sue” at Parent Connections at: 443-550-8375 or e-mail: Parent Connections via Calvert County Public Schools’ website.

October 3rd Events

The Calvert Circuit Court will hold a free civil law assistance clinic on the first Thursday of every month, beginning August 1, 2019.  The clinic will be offered on a first come, first served basis from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..  Sign-up begins at 8:30 in the Family Services Office on the first floor of the circuit courthouse, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD.  The clinic will provide the opportunity to consult with a local civil law attorney free of charge regarding the following civil issues only:  contracts, expungements, shielding, landlord/tenant, employment, home improvement and judgments.  The attorney can answer questions about the legal process for civil law cases, assist in the completion of relevant forms and offer limited legal advice.  Further information is available at 410-535-1600, Ext. 2516 or 2524.

October 4th Events

The Newtowne Players will present Patrick Hamilton’s classic thriller “AAngel Street (Gaslight)” from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 13. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. All performances will be at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Tickets, available at www.newtowneplayers.org

 

 

New Direction Community Theater will present “The Murder Room” on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5 and 11-12. All performances will be at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685. Curtain time for all performances is 7 p.m., and tickets, priced at $15, are available at www.ndctheater.org

 

The Port Tobacco Players present 'The Crucible'. This production runs for 3 weekends September 20th - October 6th. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 3pm.  $18 - Adults | $15 - Seniors/Students/Military. For more information visit http://www.ptplayers.com

October 5th Events

Calvert County Health Department will have their Fall Rabies clinic at the Calvert County Fairgrounds between 10 and 12 on Saturday October 5th. This is an open air clinic with no special facilities to vaccinate animal that cannot be restrained. Cats, Dogs and ferrets in carrier or on leash and muzzled if necessary. To get a 3-year rabies shot, bring proof of prior vaccination. Calvert County Pet Licenses Available (bring proof of spay/neuter)

 

 

Join the 7th District Optimist for the Blessing of the Fleet on the grounds of St. Clements Island Museum on October 5th and 6th with gates opening at Noon. The Blessing Of The Fleet commemorates the time-honored tradition of blessing the Southern Maryland watermen's fleet of boats. This celebratory family event live entertainment, free boat excursions, local food, children’s activities, fireworks and more.

 

The Annual Health and Safety Block Party sponsored by the Charles County State's Attorney's Office will be held on Saturday, October 5th at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Waldorf. This Health and Safety Block Party was created to give community members access to different health and safety resources, all in one place. This includes: flu shots, car seat checks, bike rodeo, health and benefits enrollment, sex offender awareness classes, etc. Last year, despite unideal weather conditions, the flu clinic gave out approximately 200 flu shots and Maryland State Police replaced approximately 19 car seats that were not safe. Furthermore, the book bags and bike helmets given to the kids were another big hit! For more information visit http://ccsao.us/community-events-calendar/

 

FRIENDS OF THE POOR (FOTP) 5K WALK/RUN Sat. Oct. 5, 8-10 AM, Calverton School, Huntingtown MD. We seek sponsors and runners/walkers.  There will be a Kiddie K for ages 10 and under, and a silent auction with lots of goodies.  Feel free to stop by just for the silent auction about 9 am. $25 registration fee.  All proceeds benefit the poor in Calvert County. Fotp.doodlekit.com

October 6th Events
The Southern Maryland Antique Power Association will be holding their 10th annual tractor parade on October 6, 2019 in Historic Leonardtown to benefit Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. Joining them again this year will be the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. If you would like to enter your tractor or truck in the parade or be a sponsor, please call Lee Dyson at 301-994-0926. Registration is $10.00 and  starts at 11 am at the Leonardtown Elementary School. Parade will begin at 1 pm.
 
Vendors and Customers… Summerseat Farm is excited to announce its October 6th Artisan Market.  Vendors can visit the website at summerseat.org to find out more information about the venue.  Everyone is invited to stop by to shop an amazing selection of homemade, handmade, vintage, or baked items.  Summerseat is supported solely by fundraisers, donations, and memberships. 
October 7th Events

On Monday, October 7th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Coalition will hold an open community meeting at the United Way, 530 Main Street, Prince Frederick.  The featured speakers will be Candice D’Agostino, Director of the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse; Carrie Wilson, Executive Director of the Calvert County Public Library; and Guffrie Smith, President of the Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth.  For more information, contact calvertkids@outlook.com. 

October 10th Events

Join the The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland on Thursday October 10th will have a second chance opportunity for anyone who has trouble obtaining employment due to background checks. Please join the Southern MD JobSource for our 2nd Chance Job Fair ' Everybody Deserves a 2nd Chance'. Come out and meet with up to 20 local businesses ready to hire YOU! And learn from community partners what resources are available in your area to assist you in moving forward! Let us help YOU find your next job! Meet with up to 15 businesses who are ready to hire YOU! Learn about occupational skills training! Get information on expungement! YOU are eligible for Federal Bonding! Call us at 301-374-1152 to learn about the resources we offer to help YOU get your next job!

October 11th Events

The Newtowne Players will present Patrick Hamilton’s classic thriller “AAngel Street (Gaslight)” from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 13. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. All performances will be at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653. Tickets, available at www.newtowneplayers.org

 

New Direction Community Theater will present “The Murder Room” on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5 and 11-12. All performances will be at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685. Curtain time for all performances is 7 p.m., and tickets, priced at $15, are available at www.ndctheater.org

October 12th Events

 

14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Set for Oct. 12. Proceeds to benefit local breast cancer support group. Walk to support the men and women in your life at the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head) and continues for three miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail. The event will be held rain or shine. The registration fee is $30, which includes a door prize ticket, morning snacks, bottled water, and a nutritious lunch provided by the Town of Indian Head. The first 100 registrants receive a free T-shirt. To download and print the registration form, visit https://bit.ly/2km8J3K. The event is sponsored by the Indian Head Senior Center Council, the Town of Indian Head, and local individuals and businesses. Proceeds benefit the Charles County breast cancer support group, Sisters at Heart. For more information on Sisters at Heart, visit www.Facebook.com/SistersAtHeartsomd. For additional information about the Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk, call the Indian Head Senior Center at 301-743-2125. 

 

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 42nd year on October 12, 2019 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Museum admission is FREE. Although PRAD will now take place on one day, rather than two, there is still a need for just as many local vendors as in past years. Booth spaces in the event’s Art and Craft Show are currently available for $50 for a 15’ x 15’ spot.  Those interested in applying for booth space, can visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for the full application and additional information.  All applications must be received no later than September 20, 2019 for consideration. First time applicants must also submit three digital images of current work.  Returning vendors with current work on file with the PRAD Committee need not resubmit these images.  Applicants are evaluated by the PRAD Committee and booth spaces are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Priority will be given to returning exhibitors.  In addition to original artwork and crafts, some resale and flea market items will be allowed upon approval from the PRAD Committee. For questions regarding PRAD, please call CMM Group and Visitor Services Coordinator Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or email at Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.  Any e-mail correspondence must have PRAD in the subject line.

 

October 13th Events

The 2nd Annual Kickball Game between the Patuxent Moose vs St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department will take place at Tippets' Ball Field in Hollywood at noon on Sunday October 13th. The proceeds will benefit 'On Our Own' St. Mary's County. Don't miss a day of fun with food, raffle pulls and more following the game.

 

Join SOMD Pinups for Paws on Sunday October 13th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Charles County Fairgrounds for the Calendar Release Party and Car Show. This is a family and pet friendly event.  (Please no retractable leashes) Animal rescues will be out with adoptable's, Vendors of all kinds, DJ spinning retro tunes, and cars show. Top 20 trophy's and specialty awards. Come on out for a day of fun and support your local animal rescue groups. 

 

October 17th Events

The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to support Helpful Hooves will take place at Brenton Bay Golf Course on Thursday October 3rd. Check in at 8 am and shotgun start at 9 am. Space for a single entry is just $150, space for a foursome is $500 and event sponsor space is also available. For more information call Nick Shriver at 240-925-3070 or nwshriver@msn.com. 

October 18th Events

 

The Solomons Volunter Rescue Squad & Fire Deptment is having their 6th annual Golf Tournament on Friday October 18th with sign in at 7 am. First hole in one on the 16th hole could win a car. Other prizes for hole in one, closet to the pin, etc. Come out for lots of fun, food and prizes. If you would like to be a "Hole Sponsor" and or get a team register you can go to our website at SVRSFD.org and register or call 443-532-6951. 

 

Join Bay Community Support Services for their Annual Golf Tournament at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Upper Marlboro on Friday, October 18! Registration is still open!  Enjoy Contests, Giveaways, Cash Prizes, and a chance to win $10,000! 100% of proceeds benefit people with disabilities. Visit baycss.org/golf for more information.

 

 

Join Bay Community Support Services for a Sip & Swing: Wine Tasting & Golf Clinic on Friday, October 18th at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Upper Marlboro from 11:30– 2pm. Participants will enjoy a one-hour golf lesson with a pro, followed by a wine tasting and food pairing in the clubhouse. 100% of the proceeds from the event support people with disabilities live purposeful lives in your community. For more information please visit www.baycss.org/golf

 

The 24th Annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Friday, Oct. 18th at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. This event is held in remembrance of Scott Verbic who was a Recreation Advisory Board Member, Volunteer Coach, and advocate for youth in the community. Proceeds from the event support the youth scholarship program providing the children of St. Mary’s County to attend summer camp, sports and other leisure programs throughout the year at a discounted rate. The event has generated over $156,007 in the 24-year history. Space remains for team entry; registration fee is $340 and includes greens/carts fee for four golfers, breakfast, lunch, drinks on the course, and door prize entry. The event includes a best ball format with opportunities to participate in various raffles, closest to the pin, longest drive and other contests.  The Department is seeking community support from businesses for door prize sponsorships which can include gift certificates, item donations and more. All donations are welcome and appreciated. For additional information about the Scott Verbic Tournament, please contact Darrick Sesker at 301-475-4200 ext. 71803 or darrick.sesker@stmarysmd.com.

October 19th Events

The St. Mary's County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Emergency Communications Center and the Maryland State Police, are having an open house on October 19th fro 10 am to 2 pm. Several demonstrations are planned to include Narcan training, K-9 demo, Emergency Services Team, etc. Crime Solvers will also be there with information and of course there will be goodies for kids to include face painting and balloons.  Recruiting will also be there to offer agility and testing! This should be a very fun day for everyone. 

 

There will be a 50th year reunion for graduates of Leonard Hall Junior naval academy class of 1969 on Saturday, October 19. For more information contact Ray Spradling Sprad1@verizon.net

 

A benefit fundraiser for the Anne Arundel Medical Breast Center will be held at 22094 Newtowne Neck Road in Compton from 1 - 11pm on Saturday October 19th. Great musical acts will perform including Frankie Justin, Wesley Spangler and Average Joe's. There will be raffles, 50/50, Corn Hole Tourney, games and more. Adults are $15, kids $8 and children under 6 are free. 

 

On October 19th The Friends of Maxwell Hall will have a Southern Maryland Colonial Faire and Fall Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Maxwell Hall is located at  17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, MD. Step back in time to the 1700's and enjoy the day learning about craft-making during this historic period. Fun and learning for all ages. Children's Crafts, Historical Cannon Firing, Live Birds of Prey, Interactive Mystery Play, Food and Craft Vendors

October 20th Events

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a bus trip to a Casino on Sunday, October 20th on a first come/first served basis. The cost will be $45.00 per person, with payment in advance. Price includes: Water, Snacks, $15 in Free Slot Play and $7 Buffet Credit. We will depart from the Seventh District Fire House at 8:00 a.m. with a stop at 8:30 a.m. in Charlotte Hall. For a reservation or more information, please call 301-769-2016, 301-769-4042 or 301-769-2654. If there is no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at a Casino with friends and support a fundraiser for the Auxiliary.

 

October 26th Events

 

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 will have a Veterans and Dependents information seminar on Saturday October 26th at the Lexington Park Rescue Squad Building. For more information visit davmembersportal.org

October 27th Events

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November 2nd Events

Join the 2nd District Firehouse & Rescue Squad on Drayden Road in Valley Lee on the 2nd of November for their Fall Craft & Vendor Fair at the  2nd District (Valley Lee) Volunteer Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad; Time: 9:00am-2:00pm; Cost:  $25.00 Per Space, (Various Crafters and Vendors, and more!) STUFFED HAM SANDWICHES, PULLED PORK, CHILI AND OTHER GREAT FOOD FOR SALE!  50/50 Raffle, Reserve a space for $25.00 / For more information:  Call Darlene at 240-434-1095 after 4:00p.m.  

 

 

Our Place Waldorf Soup Kitchen is thrilled to announce our first inaugural Bountiful Harvest Gala, a semi-formal sit-down affair at the Great Waldorf Jaycees taking place at 6:00pm on November 2, 2019. The evening will include delicious food, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4307178. $60 from each ticket is tax deductible and several sponsorship levels are also available. With the community’s support, Our Place Waldorf Soup kitchen will be one step closer to realizing the ultimate goal of having a permanent location from which they can serve dinner to all Charles County residents in need 7 nights a week, as well as offering other necessary amenities to improve the quality of life for all our guests. Please visit http://www.ourplacewaldorf.com/ to learn about other ways to get involved.

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