The Hughesville VFD & Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a gift card raffle that will be drawn every day in the month of April. You have 30 chances to win plus your ticket could win multiple times. The proceeds of this raffle benefits the Hughesville VFD Ladies Auxiliary. ontact Barbara Canter at 301-399-9893, kim Jameson at 240-577-8596 or contact anyone with the Ladies Auxiliary.
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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 email@example.com 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.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, is pleased to present an exciting new exhibit featuring the expressive voices of teens. RISE UP! A Teen Art Exhibit will run from February 15, 2019-April 14, 2019 in the Kay Daugherty Gallery. The exhibit features over 60 works from area teens and includes visual, literary, and performing art. The exhibit explores and communicates what it means to be a teen today and span painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber, photography, printmakink, sculpture, creative writing, poetry, and performance. Caitlin Blake, Teen Programs Specialist with the National Portrait Gallery juried submissions from over 50 teens from the tri-county area of Southern Maryland exploring themes such as identity, injustice, fears, anxiety, hopes, and dreams with some everyday interests and experiences mixed in. The Kay Daugherty Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., regular admission applies. This exhibit is a project of the Tom & Katie Watts Youth Fund of Annmarie Garden. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Caenter is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org). For additional information please call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission is seeking farms, wineries and other established agritourism venues in Southern Maryland to co-host the Buy Local Challenge (BLC) Celebration, an annual event that seeks to promote Southern Maryland's agricultural community. and connect consumers with the bounty of the region's farms and food. To learn more about additional programs and resources, contact SMADC, P. O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; phone: 301-274-1922, Ex. 1, fax: 301-274-1924; email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or visit www.smadc.com.
The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 30, 2019. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Dowell. The bricks are available to memorialize those who served our country during World War II. The cost of each brick is $100 and all contributions are tax deductible. Bricks will be installed in fall 2019 and purchasers will be notified when the bricks are in place and available for viewing. “On Watch” applications are available at www.calvertcountymd.gov/onwatch. To learn more, call Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565.
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/