Boys and Girls ages 5 through 20 are invited to join Scouts! We offer a variety of programs, including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and STEM Scouts! Go to BeAScout.org to find a unit near you! Some units are currently meeting in socially distanced settings and other are meeting online or a combination of the two. You can also call 240-395-0606 for more information about Scouting in Southern Maryland!
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.
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/454152325288931
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 www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/visit. 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 www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. For questions or comments regarding the museum’s reopening, please contact CMM Deputy Director Rachelle Green at Rachelle.Green@calvertcountymd.gov.
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 http://catherinefoundation.org/emergency-relief
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.
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
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 email@example.com or call NaQuita Coates, Training and Recruitment Specialist, at 410-535-3047.
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 https://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/