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HOLLYWOOD VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD AUXILIARY is sponsoring their 2nd ANNUAL FALL - CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW.  Held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  SATURDAY, 15 November 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  FREE Admission & Parking.  Food & Refreshments will be available. Crafters/Vendors – For more information please contact (we still have a few spots open) Adel Carter – 240-298-7956 or Jessica Carter – 240-298-7954. All Proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary.

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is having a benefit Karaoke Contest with cash prizes, including $150 for a first place winner, 50/50 raffles and a silent auction on Saturday November 8th starting at 7 p.m. at 36786 Bushwood Wharf Rd in Bushwood. Enjoy an evening of music and fun and see who wins the prizes. Free admission and food and drink available. Must be 18 years of age to participate. For more information call Terra at 240-925-6950.

 

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (CBRM) will present The Sweet Treat Express, at the Northeast Community Center on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 where children have fun building train engines. The Friends of the CBRM is pleased to sponsor The Sweet Treat Express for the sixth year in a row. The Sweet Treat Express will be a kickoff to the holiday season as we take Rice Krispie Treats and tons of candy to create train engines. This event is FREE and open to the public. It will be on November 22nd, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the mini-gym of the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Every year, attendance grows as more children come to create their masterpieces with candy, cookies and rice krispie treats. This event is always a blast.

 

Chesapeake Hills Golf Tournament to benefit SMILE Food Pantry:  Chesapeake Hills Golf Course is hosting a benefit for the SMILE food Pantry on Saturday, Nov 15, 2014.  The Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament is Chesapeake Hills' annual fund raiser to help feed the needy in southern Calvert County.  There will be a fun round of golf followed by a delicious home-cooked turkey dinner with all the fixings.  Included for $65 are golf fees, turkey dinner, 2 drink tickets and prizes.  To enter, call the Pro Shop at 410-326-4653.

 

Historian and Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) docent Pete Himmelheber will share his research on land grants in colonial St. Mary’s on Thursday, November 6. This illustrated lecture will take place in HSMC’s Visitor Center auditorium (18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City) at 7 p.m.  Admission is free. Find out how the colony systemized land ownership and what it meant to become “seized and possessed” of land.   Pity those who lost their property by “ejectment” and discover what it meant to have your land transferred by “livery of seisin’.” For more information about HSMC or this program, contact the Visitor Center at info@digshistory.org,  240-895-4990, or 800-SMC-1634.

 

Hughesville Baptist Church Trunk or Treat on October 31 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

All children 12 and under are invited to take a walk through the church parking lot and receive treats (not tricks) from the members of the church. Prizes will be given for the best and most original costumes. The church is located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, Md.  Check our web site for more info: www.hughesvillebaptist.com. or call 301-274-3672.

 

Calvert Hospice will offer a grief workshop to address coping with grief during the holidays. This one day program will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. The following topics will be discussed: Understanding our need for mourning in healthy, hopeful ways, Setting and communicating realistic goals and expectations, Practical ideas and resources to experience or share with others, All participants must register for this event by calling 410.535.0892 x2201 or emailing mruppert@calverthospice.org.  For more information on Calvert Hospice or its bereavement programs, please visit calverthospice.org or call 410.535.0892.

 

Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is hosting a safe candy give away and boo through this year! Date: Halloween October 31, 2014. Time: 5pm-9pm. Bring your little ghosts and goblins for some safe Halloween fun! Appropriate for all ages. This is a free event however donations are always welcome.

 

Northern High School's Fall Production: Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play will thrill attendees. The play will be on November 8th and November 14th and 15th at 7:00 p.m. For more information you can call Northern High School in Owings Maryland.

 

Patuxent High School is proud to present their fall play Almost, Maine on November 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7pm and November 9th at 2 pm.  "It's love, but not quite."  Don't miss this amazing production featuring a set designed and built by students.  Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.

 

 Please Save the Date! Thanksgiving Craft Workshop on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 from 2:00-3:00pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. Discovery the history of Thanksgiving on the Chesapeake Bay and make take-home crafts and decorations for your own Thanksgiving celebration! Ages 3-11, adult must accompany child, $5/child for supplies. Registration Required due to limited space

baysidechildrensprograms@hotmail.com or 301-855-4028 to register

 

USA Hockey and the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club invite kids, ages 4 to 9, to try hockey for free! Try Hockey For Free Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 8 7:30am - 8:30am (arrive by 7am) Capital Clubhouse, Waldorf. Rental Equipment – Instruction – No Experience Needed – Lots of Fun! The first 40 kids to register will receive a jersey and goodie bag! Register online: www.tryhockeyforfree.com

 

The Mechancisville Ladies are proud to announce and invite you to our 1st ever Stamp-n-Stack Holiday Card making Day! Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10am-4pm at Mechanicsville vol. fire Department social hall. 20 cards for $30 - 4 designs with 5 cards each. All skill levels are welcome we will have a demonstrator on site. For more information or to reserve you seat call 301-399-3187 or emailjmturner6207@ymail.com

 

Calling all Ghosts, goblins, Pumpkins and Princesses too!! Join the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department for there annual children's Halloween party. Sunday October 26 from 2-4 pm in the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department social hall.  Event is free to the community!

The Volunteer Fire Department of Brandywine will be having an All You Can Eat Bull and Oyster Roast on Saturday October 25th from noon until 6:00 p.m. Ticket price is just $45 and for more information you can call 301-782-7258.

 

Come out to the James E. Richmond Science Center for Flight Night on Saturday November 1st from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. The flight plan includes the premiere of Dream To Fly in the Digital Dome Theater, View global Air Traffic and more on Science on a Sphere and make kites, paper airplanes and rockets in the discovery lab. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. tickets are available at the door or online at www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter. The Science Center is located on Piney Church Road at the new St. Charles High School in Waldorf.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary Members for the Hughesville and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments are sponsoring a purse bingo on Saturday November 15th with doors opening at 4:30 p.m., and games beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Advanced admission is $25, Admission at the door is $30 and includes a book of 20 regular games and five special games. For more information call Judy at 301-884-5680 or Marlene at 301-274-4581.

 

Domestic violence is one of the most common – and most under-reported – crimes in our country.  Calvert County is, sadly, no exception.  In 2013, Amanda Foster of Lusby was stabbed to death by her boyfriend. The year before, three family members died in Owings from domestic violence. The Commission for Women (CCCW) is honored to work with the Crisis Intervention Center, Safe Harbor, law enforcement, other public agencies, community groups, and families to end domestic violence in Calvert County. On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00-7:30 p.m. there will be a Candlelight Vigil at Calvert County Circuit Courtyard, 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick. Also Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (immediately following the Candlelight Vigil) – Recognition Ceremony honoring Calvert leaders to end domestic violence in Calvert County. All are welcome.  Please join us at these events to learn more about domestic violence and to help eliminate domestic violence in Calvert County.

 

What: Swing and Ballroom Dance. When: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Lesson 7 to 8 p.m. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Where: Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills. Cost: $8/person, $15/couple, $5/seniors and students. Details: Celebrate the new season with a night of dancing! We’ll teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience required! Singles always welcome! Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. For more information, e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call 315-250-5110.

 

Twin Beach Players presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, an original adaptation by Playwright-in-Residence Mark Scharf.Washington Irving's popular tale of a haunted forest outside of Terrytown NY conceals many ghosts and spirits but also a Hessian soldier long dead seen mounted on a raging steed; headless, or so the oft told yarn goes. Join us for Halloween fun, weekends from October 17th to November 2nd. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm, Sunday performances at 3 pm, with a special 9pm show on Halloween at The Boys & Girls Clubs in North Beach. Wear a costume and receive a free popcorn. Tickets are just $15. For more information visit www.twinbeachplayers.com

 

Herald the start of the holiday season with feasting, fire light, friends, and beautiful music at a colonial Madrigal Dinner.   Historic St. Mary’s City will host the 43rd annual series of celebrations in the State House of 1676 during the first two weekends in December. This year, the musical program will be performed by two groups.  PING, an elite 12-voice a capella ensemble from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will sing on December 5 and 7.  Dressed as Renaissance troubadours, St. Maries Musica, will offer exquisite harmonies on December 6, 12, and 13. Join the colonial hosts in the Great Hall (State House of 1676, 47418 Old State House Road) at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. for the Sunday dinner.  Make a night of it!  HSMC’s Inn at Brome Howard is offering special post-event rates.  Contact Tara at 240-434-3209 to book a room. Admission is $85 for the general public ($80 current Friends members).   Reservations are required and open to the general public on October 10 (October 8 for Friends members).  Contact Muffin at 240-895-4991 or events@stmaryscity.org to insure your place at the feast.

 

Come dusk on October 25, don a costume, grab your broomstick, and fly to Historic St. Mary’s City for a spooky, G-rated Halloween treat.  Tour a haunted ship and meet fellow tricksters looking for something sweet to eat.  Thrill to legends, tall tales, and scary stories told by the light of a blazing fire. Haunted Ship will take place at HSMC’s waterfront on Saturday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.  This event is free – donations will be accepted. Start your evening adjacent to the museum’s Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary (47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City) Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For more information about HSMC or this program, contact the Visitor Center at info@digshistory.org,  240-895-4990, or 800-SMC-1634.

 

Our Place Waldorf would like to announce that we will be holding our first annual Car and Motorcycle show on October 18th at South Potomac Church located at 4915 Crain Highway in White Plains from 9 AM to 2 PM. Admission is $2 for people 12 and over and free for children under 12. If you would like to place your car or motorcycle in the show, the registration fee is $20 on the day of the event. There will also be vendors, food, music, and children's activities as well as awards, which will be given out at 1:30 PM. Our Place Waldorf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that provides a hot meal to those in need in Charles County every Thursday from 5 to 6:15  PM at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Waldorf. The money raised at the Car Show will go towards Our Place's goal of purchasing our own location to serve meals seven days a week to those in our community who are in need. Please join us for a fun time that also supports the less fortunate. We hope to see you there!

 

Expert craftsmen, gourmet cocoa, Glühwein, and home-baked goods make the 8th Annual Christmas Market the place to be Sat, 13 Dec, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at All Saints' Episcopal Church, corner of Rts 2 & 4, Sunderland, MD. Rain, snow or shine! No admission fee. Proceeds benefit parish & community projects.

 

PaxSpace is a member-operated Makerspace, where people can meet and work on their projects. Our main purpose is to address, coordinate, and provide education and scientific awareness to Southern Maryland to bring back the American spirit to be makers instead of just consumers. Not sure what a Makerspace is? Come by our Fall Open House on Sunday, November 16, 11am-5pm to see our space and meet our members. With our three (almost four!) 3D printers, CNC router, laser engraver (coming soon), computer lab, electronics shop, and full wood shop we are sure there is something for everyone. In addition to having the space open for tours we will also be building a Laser Engraver!! Please visit www.paxspace.org/fall-open-house for more information.

You are invited to start the magical time of the year with Hospice of St. Mary's Festival of Trees. In addition to lavishly decorated trees, there will be vendors to start your gift giving, holiday music and activities for children as well as Santa! Adults are just $5, senior $3, 4-12 $1 and kids 3 and under are free. For more information call the Hospice office at 301-994-3023 or online at www.hospiceofstmarys.org

 

On Saturday, November 1st, the 2nd Annual Veterans Charity Tournament will take place at Breton Bay Golf & Country Club located in Leonardtown, Maryland. All profits from the Tournament will benefit our local Southern Maryland Chapter of the Vacation for Vets Program.  Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 301.475.2300 or visit our website at www.bretonbaygolf.com for more details.

 

Historic Sotterley Plantation will hold a ceremony on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to place a marker remembering those who perished during the Middle Passage. On this special day, we will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Emancipation in Maryland. The public is invited to attend this ceremony to remember and honor ancestors. Please join us at Sotterley on Saturday, November 1, 2014 to remember and celebrate ancestors who perished and those that endured to seek their freedom.

 

The Colonial port town of Lower Marlboro will bustle again on Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with Lower Marlboro Freedom Day, a festival celebrating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. No shots will be fired in the celebration of the freedom of 13 slaves from Lower Marlboro who took refuge with British forces in 1814.

The event will begin with exhibits on the war and life at the time on display at the Lower Marlboro Hall near the end of Lower Marlboro Road, and with performances at the Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church on Lower Marlboro Lane. For more information, contact Kirsti Uunila at 410-535-1600, ext. 2504 or email uunilak@co.cal.md.us.

 

On Saturday, October 11, 2014. 6am until noon sharp, Boy Scout Pack #1814 & Cub Scout Pack #423 of La Plata, MD are hosting a yard sale, car wash, and bake sale at the American Legion Post 82 on 301 N in La Plata. Come get your car washed, shop and support our scouts!

 

There will be an Annual Fall Dinner at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department social hall on Saturday, November 1, from noon until 5 p.m.  The meal includes fried oysters, Southern Maryland stuffed ham, fried chicken, side dishes, and drinks.  The dinner is $24 for adults and $12 for children 8 years old and younger.  Carry-out dinners are also available for $24 each.  Crafts, desserts, a book sale, and a silent auction are also featured. For more information about the fall dinner, call All Faith Episcopal Church at 301-884-3773, or visit the website at www.allfaithchurch.com. The Mechanicsville VFD social hall is located at 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

 

There will be a talk at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, titled Balancing the Scales: The Susquehannocks, Maryland, and the Firearms Trade of the Seventeenth Century, will be held on October 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum as part of its 2014 Speaker Series.  This lecture is sponsored in part by the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and by the MARPAT Foundation in memory of Thomas W. Richards.  The talk is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.

 

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, will host an Antique Evaluation Night, inspired by PBS’s Antique Road Show ® October 15, 2014, 3-6 p.m. The public is invited to learn the history of their treasures from a panel of certified specialists who will evaluate each item. General admission is free to the public; however, there is a fee of $10 per item to be evaluated with a maximum of 3 items. For more information visit www.wardmuseum.org, by phone 410-742-4988 ext.108, or email wardinfo@salisbury.edu.

 

Sacred Heart Church in Bushwood will be holding their Annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, October 26th, from 12 -4 p.m. Menu includes; fried oysters, stuffed ham, turkey with dressing & gravy, candied sweet potatoes, parsley potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, tea & coffee. Cost is; Adults $25, Children 12 and under $6 and Drive-thru

Carry-outs $25.  We will also have a Cake Table, Country Store and Raffle.  Please join us for good food and fellowship! (Sacred Heart Parish Hall is located at 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD 20618)

 

Do you love animals?  St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is holding a 5K FUN RUN and Trail Walk at St. Mary's City.!  This event is to help raise funds to build an Animal Shelter in St. Mary's County and to help care for the furry animals we have right now.   This is not a timed event.  Numbers will not be handed out. So save the date: Saturday, October 25, 2014.   Walk along the beautiful waterfront of Historic St. Mary’s City.  Run alone, as a team, or with your pet. Sign in will be at the Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD 20686 Event Schedule: 8:00 AM Registration Opens. 9:00 AM Fun Run/Walk Begins. 9:15 AM Modified Walk for Fitness Beginners. Awards and refreshments will follow the run.

 

Halloween in the Garden Saturday, October 25. 11am-4pm Rain or Shine. $1 per person; FREE parking! PLEASE no pets! Looking for something SPOOKtackular to do for Halloween? Annmarie Garden will host the 15th Annual Halloween in the Garden.   More than 70 community organizations and businesses will decorate booths, don costumes, and hand out candy and treats to all the children.  Free ooky, spooky art activities will be provided and devilishly delicious food vendors will be present.  Admission of $1.00 per person will benefit local charities including the Holiday Food Basket Program, the Annmarie Program Fund, and other others.

 

SEASONED CRABMEAT FOR SALE - The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680 will be selling seasoned crabmeat for your Holiday Dining Pleasure. It will be sold frozen in one-pound packages and is the same recipe used for our Carnival’s famous crab cakes. For Thanksgiving or Christmas, just thaw and shape into crab balls or crab cakes and cook as desired. Only pre-orders will be filled. Cost is $20 per one-pound package. Pre-Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 20, 2014. Your order can be picked up on Monday, November 24 between 4 pm and 7 pm at the Firehouse. Orders can be placed by emailing Auxiliary@RidgeVFD.org or by calling 301-872-5671. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of packages that you are ordering. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

ELECTION DAY LUNCH - The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be serving lunch on Election Day - November 4, 2014 - at the Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680.  Stuffed Ham Sandwiches will be $5.00 each. Chicken Salad Sandwiches will be $3.00 each.  Pre-Orders are highly recommended and are now being accepted. Pre-Orders must be made no later than October 31, 2014. You can pre-order your sandwiches by sending an email to auxiliary@ridgevfd.org which includes your name, phone number, number of sandwiches, and day you wish to pick-up (Monday evening, Tuesday before noon) or by calling 301-872-5671 and leaving a message with the same information.

 

The Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is having a Halloween Barn Dance for ages 8 - 14 years old on October 18, 2014 at  Serenity Farms, 6932 Serenity Farm Rd. Benedict, Md 20612 from 6pm to 10pm. Admission is $5.00 There will be a Dance Contest and Costume Contest (Costumes optional) Snacks and Refreshments for purchase. Parents are welcome to stay  For more info Contact Holly Newman (301) 399- 6280. Proceeds to benefit The Benedict VFDRS.

 

The Blaine Whorl Memorial 5K will take place at St. Mary’s Ryken on Saturday, October 18. The walk/run begins at 9 a.m. at the SMR Stadium and continues through Leonardtown. The course has been certified by USA Track & Field. Registration is $25 per runner and $20 for alumni, faculty, staff or students. Proceeds benefit a scholarship in Blaine’s name. Register online at www.smrhs.org or call 301-373-3162.

 

Find great buys, Christmas presents, gently used items and perhaps an antique at All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s Treasures Sale Saturday, November 8, from 8 a.m. till noon inside Parish Hall. We're at intersection of Rts 2 and 4, Sunderland, MD. Free admission; free parking. For info, call 301-855-7570.

 

The North Beach VFD Auxiliary Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Extravaganza Gift Show will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 starting at 9:00 am.  The show will feature a variety of custom made craft items, home and holiday decor, and gifts for sale.  There will also be food available for purchase during the show. The show will be held at the North Beach Maryland VFD Firehouse, located at​ 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD, 20732. For more information or to reserve a table, please contact Mandi Harrison at 410-257-3391.

 

The Newburg Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department will hold it's annual Oyster Scald, Ham and Chicken Dinner On Saturday October 25th, 2014 from 1pm until 6pm. Dinners will be $23 and include: Fried Oysters, Ham, Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans and a roll. Senior citizen discount for 60 years and over. Oyster scald will also be available and drinks and individual items we be sold as well. Delivery available for 4 or more dinners within 15 miles. Call Andrew at 301.751.6154 for questions or more info or to schedule a delivery. Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Snack Sacks 5K on Saturday, October 18th, at 8 am at Lexington Park Elementary School! United Way of St. Mary's County, Md, Park Hall PTA and Lexington Park PTA have joined together to provide you an opportunity to run a fast, flat out-and-back 5K along Willows Road to support the hungry children of St. Mary's County. Find a Snack Sack along the course and bring it back to the finish line to win a prize! Awards to the first male and female finishers, and age-group awards in 10-year divisions. You can register at cbrcmd.org or active.com by searching for Snack Sacks 5K. For any questions, contact Park Hall Elementary School. - See more at: http://star983.com/events/community-events#sthash.xPSlbbxp.dpuf

 

A drive thru fried chicken dinner will be hosted by the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad on Sunday, November 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The rescue squad is located at 43256 Rescue Lane in Hollywood.  The dinner includes one-half fried chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans and a biscuit.  Cost is $12 (age 6 and up).  Water and sodas will also be available for purchase.

 

October 12th a Tractor Parade from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Starting at Leonardtown Elementary

School into Leonardtown. This is sponsored by Southern Maryland Antique Power Association. Joining them again this year will be the Baltimore/Washington Chapter

of the American Truck Historical Society with their old tractors. If you would like

put your tractor in this 5th annual parade or be a sponsor please call Lee Dyson at

301-994-0926. Make all checks payable to Christmas in April St. Mary’s County, Inc.

 

An open mic jam session FREE concert to benefit Charles County Sheriff's Shop With A Cop Christmas program on October 18, 2014 from 4 - 9 pm at 108A Mattingly Ave Indian Head, MD 20640. ALL musicians, vocalists and the public are invited. Bring a chair & Join the Jam. Donations for Shop With A Cop will be collected throughout the evening. No coolers/No alcohol Questions??? CONTACT: Sue Jones cell: 478/363-5283 or 301/743-3733

 

All children 12 and under are invited to take a walk through the church parking lot on Friday, October 31 and receive treats (no tricks) from the members of Hughesville Baptist Church.  The trunk or treat celebration will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Prizes will be given for the best and most original costumes.  Hughesville Baptist Church is located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road in Hughesville.

 

Are you interested in songwriting?  Are you a musician that could benefit from networking?  Do you have questions about copyrights, licensing and royalties?  Join Calvert Library and Alchemical Records on Saturday, October 11, noon to 5:00 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick for the second Annual Music Industry Seminar. This year’s theme is songwriting and there will be workshops presented by professionals in the industry.  Learn about writing music and lyrics, publishing, marketing, copyrighting, licensing, performance rights, royalties and more.  Presenters will include music professionals and performers such as Lynn Hollyfield, Nina Heart, Daniel W. Hill and Spencer Joyce. Registration is encouraged but not required.  See webpage http://calvert.lib.md.us/amis.html or call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 for more information.

 

Archbishop Neale School will hold a Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 25th. There will be holiday baked goods, crafters show and sale, coffee and donuts, food and drink available and much, much more. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gym at 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata. For more information call Judy Melvin at 301-934-9595.

 

Archbishop Neale School will hold a Quarter Auction on Saturday October 25th. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Auction starts at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $20 at the door including 2 paddles. Additional paddles are $3 each or 2/$5. Everyone must have a paid admission ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Door prizes, raffles and lots of fun! For ticket information, to make a donation or for questions contact Judy Melvin at 301-934-9595.

 

There will be a Fried Chicken Dinner sponsored by the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary on Bel Alton Newtown Road in Bel Alton on Friday October 17th  and Friday November 14th from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Dinners are just $12 and include fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, applesauce and a roll. For more information call Janet at 240-682-4840.

 

The Bluegrass for Hospice 2014 will be held on Saturday October 25th at Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. Gates open at 11:00 am and all the proceeds for the day go to support the Hospice House of St. Mary's County. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit www.bluegrassforhospice.com for more information.

 

A Fall Craft Show sponsored by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Hollywood Volunteer fire Department Social Hall on Sunday November 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a wide variety of crafts, decorations and treats available for purchase. For more information call Leone at 301-373-2221.

 

The walking—and running!—dead are returning to La Plata for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) second annual Zombie Invasion 5K fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland. The event will take place Sun., Nov. 2, at Laurel Springs Regional Park located at 5940 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The Zombie Invasion 5K is a fun, family-friendly event in which participants “transition” into zombies before either running or walking the 3.1-mile trail.  Zombies can pre-register for the 5K individually or in teams by visiting www.zombieinvasion5K.com. The cost to register is $25 for adult zombies and $20 for child zombies between 11 and 17 years undead. There is no registration fee for zombies 10 years undead or younger. For more information about Special Olympics Maryland, visit www.somd.org.

 

On Saturday, October 11, pull into the slow-food lane and experience dining like a colonist.  Work alongside Historic St. Mary’s City interpreters to prepare a historically accurate and delicious meal at the site of Van Sweringen’s Inn, renowned in the 17th century for offering the best of colonial food and drink.  Spend an evening in good company, enjoying lively conversation by candlelight, while learning about food in the 17th century. Dinner at Van Sweringens will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is appropriate for those 18 years and older.  The fee is $30 ( $25 for Friends members).  Reservations are required; contact the museum at 240-895-4990 or info@hsmcdigshistory.org.

 

Vegas Night 2014 will be held on Friday October 24th at the St.Mary's County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:30. There will be a Casino with Poker, Roulette & Blackjack. A Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, A Corn Hole Tournament and more including local Vendors, music, food, beer and liquor for sale. Admission is $10 or Free for 2014 Cash Bash ticket holders. All proceeds benefit the Archangel Scholarship Foundation. For more information visit the website at SMSCashBash.org and click on Vegas Night.

 

There is Bingo every Friday night at the St. Leonard Fire Department. The doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo kicks off at 7:00 p.m. There will also be pull tabs, 50/50 raffles and great food. And the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department is looking for crafters and vendors for their huge vendor show on November 15th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you would like more information on any of these events email: alarmers7slvfd@gmail.com

 

COBB ISLAND VOL. FIRE DEPT. EMS & AUXILIARY at 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, MD. will be having a FIRE PREVENTION OPEN HOUSE on Sat., OCT. 18, 2014. 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Movies, Puppet Show, Free Fire Prevention Materials, Free Blood Pressure Checks, Tours of Fire Apparatus. Refreshments served. Remember: Nov. 2, 2014 - Clocks turn back & Change the Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors! For information, call 301-259-2730

 

The Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Departments Annual Oyster and Ham Dinner will take place on Sun., Nov. 2, 2014 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, Maryland. Adults - $25.00, Children 6 to 10 - $12.00, Children 5 & under free. (Fried Oysters, Stuffed Ham, Regular Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Rolls) Oyster Scald Available. Raffles, 50-50, Bake Sale, Pull Tabs. Enjoy a meal with your family and friends! Come Support and Meet your Local Fire Department Volunteers!

 

The Calvert County Commission for Women, in partnership with Calvert Library and Calvert County Public Schools, are offering a special event for the community – Title IX and Calvert County Public Schools: Progress, Challenges, and Plans.  The event will be held Wednesday, October 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. The event will close with questions, concerns, and suggestions for next steps from audience members.  The Commission for Women will be holding a similar forum addressing Title IX and higher education issues next April, in partnership with the College of Southern Maryland.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

The annual St. Mary's College of Maryland Library Book Sale is Oct. 7-8. It takes place outside the library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. There will be books from all subject areas for sale including popular fiction. Book Prices are $0.50 or $1.00. St. Mary’s College is located at 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. For more information, contact Pamela Mann at pemann@smcm.edu.

 

American Legion Post 82, La Plata, MD., has the following upcoming events:

October 10, 2014 - 4 - 8 pm - SHRIMP FEAST - All You Can Eat Steamed Shrimp, Fried Chicken, and all the fixins, PLUS DRAFT BEER, sodas, coffee, tea. Cost:  $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 children 6 - 12; free under 6 years old.  There will be 50/50's, pull tabs, desserts available. See bartender for advance tickets, any day after Noon.  American Legion Post 82 La Plata, MD 20646  Call:   301.934.8221 for further info.

October 26, 2014 - Designer Purse Bingo - doors open 1 p.m. Bingo Starts 2 p.m.; $25 to start, with extra books and specials available for purchase; must be 18 to play.  American Legion Post 82 La Plata, MD 20646  Call:   301.934.8221 for further info.

November 1, 2014 - Craft/Vendor Show - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Table Rental $20 - Contact Carolyn at (301) 934-0095.   American Legion Post 82 La Plata, MD 20646

 

Sunday, October 12 Traditional Southern Maryland Oyster Scald At Camp Maria Retreat Center (41290 Camp Maria Road, Leonardtown) Noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon on the shore of the beautiful Breton Bay, while having scalded oysters, or fried oyster basket, fried chicken basket, fried oyster and chicken dinner, stuffed ham sandwich or kid’s hotdog meal. There will be live music, a bake sale, crafters and vendors, kid’s activities, local wine, beer and all you can drink lemonade, tea or coffee. For more information contact director@campmaria.org or call 301-475-8330 or see Friends of Camp Maria on Facebook.

 

Are you interested in songwriting?  Are you a musician that could benefit from networking?  Do you have questions about copyrights, licensing and royalties?  Join Calvert Library and Alchemical Records on Saturday, October 11, noon to 5:00 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick for the second Annual Music Industry Seminar. This year’s theme is songwriting and there will be workshops presented by professionals in the industry.  Learn about writing music and lyrics, publishing, marketing, copyrighting, licensing, performance rights, royalties and more.  Presenters will include music professionals and performers such as Lynn Hollyfield, Nina Heart, Daniel W. Hill and Spencer Joyce. Registration is encouraged but not required.  See webpage http://calvert.lib.md.us/amis.html or call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 for more information.

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary’s annual fall craft and vendor show will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Maryland.  Amazing crafts and numerous vendors will be displaying their goods. The show will be inside fairground buildings.  Free admission and parking with an on-site ATM.  The auxiliary will provide rides to and from the parking lot for people with walking limitations.  Food and refreshments will be available. Check out our website at: www.hvrs.org

 

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring a Lottery Book fund raiser. There are only 1,000 books numbered 000 through 999.  Each book has a 3 digit number.  When you purchase a book you will receive a calendar for the year 2015.  A different amount is listed on each day ranging from $25 to $200.  All cash winnings will be determined by the amount indicated on each day of the calendar.  If your number matches the 3 digit Maryland Nightly Lottery drawing, you have WON!!!.  You have 365 chances to win.  There are over $12,000 in prizes.  Cost is $25 per book.  This will make a great Christmas present, stocking stuffer, or a gift for that one person who you have no idea what to get for them.  You do NOT have to keep track of your number, we will contact you if you win.  For more information contact 301-904-3098.  We might have your lucky number still available for you.

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual Safe Candy Giveaway Friday, October 31, 2014. Starting at 5:30pm until we run out of candy. Bring the whole family out for safe trick or treating at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department. 46900 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park MD  20653.

 

It's Cop-toberfest! This event will sponsor the FOP Lodge 109 on October 18th at 6 p.m. There will be a bonfire/keg party at 4710 Williams Wharf Road in St. Leonard Maryland. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Includes unlimited beer and campers are welcome. The band 'One Louder' will perform. There will be food for sale and you must be 21 years of age or older. For tickets call Joe at 443-532-1817.

 

The Clothesline Project is displayed throughout Calvert County to honor those who live in or have escaped from domestic violence. The Clothesline Project is a program where T-shirts are made by domestic violence survivors with positive affirmations that life does get better. Locations for the Clothesline Projects include College of Southern Maryland, Calvert County Health Department, Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Calvert Library Solomons, Calvert County Court House lobby and the second floor of the Calvert County District Court Building. The display will be available for viewing at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick beginning September 29th through October 31st.  The display will be available for viewing at the Calvert County Health Department beginning September 25th through October 31st.  All other locations can be displayed beginning September 23rd through October 31st.

 

October 18, 2014- Calvert County Commission for Women and The Crisis Intervention Center, will host “ In Our Own Voice – Panel discussion related to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence”  moderated by Commissioner Lynne Krause of Calvert County Commission for Women. This event will take place at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick MD from 1pm – 3pm.

 

November 12, 2014- The Crisis Intervention Center and Calvert County Commission for Women will host a community forum or men only; “Real Men Talk” at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick MD from 7:00pm  to 8:30 pm.

 

DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival will run for 4 days between Thursday October 2nd through Sunday October 5th and will feature short and feature length films; musical performances; and panel discussions featuring writers and cultural workers. The entire Festival will run at the Geothe Institute in Chinatown. For more information visit http://dcpfaf.org/

 

The next regular monthly meeting of the Pax River Quilter Guild will be held Monday, October 12, 2014, 6:30 pm at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. This month's meeting features guest speaker Cindy Herndon and her topic is “Not Your Grandmother’s Quilt” – lecturing on techniques with an

artistic flare to add dimension to your quilting.  There is a $5.00 fee for non-members for this lecture/meeting. New members and guest welcome. For more info, visit www.paxriverquiltguild.com, join our Facebook group page, Pax River Quilters Guild, email juliagraves82@hotmail.com or call 301-872-5772.

 

St. Mary's College of Maryland invites you to attend its Open House on Saturday, October 25. Open Houses at St. Mary's allow you to experience the academic and social life of the college. The campus is located 70 miles southeast of Washington, DC, and 95 miles south of Baltimore. For more information about the October 25 Open House, visit www.smcm.edu/admissions or call 1-800-492-7181.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Poker Run on November 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. to benefit the VFW Foundation and VFW Relief Fund. All Cars, Trucks and Bikes are welcome to participate in the Poker Run. There will be a $200 prize for Best 5-card Hand and $50 for Worst 5-card Hand. Stops will begin and end at the VFW Post 2632 in California Maryland. Food included for participants. Music provided by the Blue Eyed Blues Band from 4-7 PM. Advance registration is available through Nov 8th for $20 per person. Nov 9th – day of event, registration is $25 per person. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Silent Auction and Raffles will also be available. Charity info: www.vfwfoundation.org  For more information or to download the registration form, visit our website at www.vfwpost2632.com and view the Ladies Auxiliary page.

 

“This joint is jumpin’!” That’s what you will hear when you enter the Jaycees Hall in Waldorf, MD Friday, October 24th at 7 pm for the 2014 Zonta Zing. The Zing is known as an annual fall event encompassing music, food, silent auction and dancing with differing themes. This year the Zonta Club of Charles County brings to you a 1920’s themed costume dinner with theatrical fun, gambling, a jazz band, DJ, occasional raids, and arrests with chances to bribe your way out of jail. Secret passwords will be given and must be presented at the time of entry. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets for the four hour event are $60 per person and can be purchased from any Zonta Club of Charles County member or by emailing zontazing@yahoo.com. For more information on the Zonta Club of Charles County visit www.zontacharlescounty.org.

 

All St. Mary's County students in grades 9 - 12 now have the opportunity to have a professional scientist or engineer as a mentor for their science fair project! The Science Fair Mentor Program begins this fall and is accepting student applications and mentor registrations now! Student applications are due by September 30, so for more information on how to apply, contact Kristina Dronenburg or Bethany Schaeffer at kristina.dronenburg@navy.mil or Bethany.schaeffer@navy.mil

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus will be doing a concert of Southern Gospel and Patriotic music at St. John Vianney Church, Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, Maryland at 7:00 PM October 11, 2014. A Freewill Offering will be taken to benefit the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. The Chesapeake Community Chorus is in its 12th season. The chorus is composed of about 35 members from many areas in Calvert County. The purpose of the chorus is to raise funds for Calvert County charities. Our concerts have raised over $89,000 for charities in Calvert County.

Join Sotterley Plantation for our final Speaker Series presentation and film entitled, “SPAT: Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay” by Sandy Cannon-Brown. Wednesday, October 29  |  7:00 p.m. in the Barn. After centuries of over-harvesting, and recurring bouts of devastating diseases, oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay plummeted along with the profits of the industry and the health of the Bay.  In 2013, more than a billion hatchery-raised baby oysters were added to the Bay and new breeds of disease-resistant, meatier, faster-growing oysters are thriving in commercial aquaculture. This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.

 

Walk to save lives at the 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 11 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. Participants can enjoy music, vendors, door prizes, raffles, and an exercise warm up. The event will be held rain or shine. The registration fee is $25. Fee includes morning snacks, bottled water, and a nutritious lunch. The first 100 registrants receive a free T-shirt! To download and print the registration form, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov. For additional information, call the Indian Head Senior Center at 301-743-2125. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

On November 15th the Elks Lodge on Fire Department Lane California will be having a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.    The Newtowne Players will present “Who’s Killing the Chefs in Southern Maryland?”  Time is 6:00 – 7:00 Cocktails with 7:00 Dinner.  Menu includes Chesapeake Chicken with crab imperial and dill sauce, New York Strip Roast and Vegetarian Lasagna with lots of sides.  For pricing and ticket information please call Patty Sparks at 301-373-3253.  This is Reservation Only!

 

2014 annual Fall “Fishin’ Buddies” Fishing Derby on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall) from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anglers compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years old and one child between the ages of six and 15. Each team must supply their own rods and bait. The entry fee is $7 per team, and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Entry forms are available at Gilbert Run Park or the Department of Public Works main office (1001 Radio Station Road, La Plata). Registration deadline is noon on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more information or to receive an entry form, call the Department of Public Works, Parks & Grounds Division, at 301-932-3470 or 301-870-2778 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Christ Episcopal Church, Annual Dinner on Sunday, October 11, 2014, from 12:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico, MD, will be serving a delicious dinner. The menu includes a dinner menu with sides and a la'carte menu. Dinner Menu:~ Trio: Oysters/Crab Balls/Ham - $28 ~ Seafood: Oysters and Crab Balls - $25 ~ Old or Country Ham and Oysters - $20 ~ Ham and Crab Balls - $20 ~ Fried Oysters Dinner - $15 ~ Crab Balls Dinner - $15 ~ Old or Country Ham Dinner - $11 RESERVE YOUR PLATE NOW! Prepay for your dinner early; use the Pay Pal icon on our webpage and your name will be added to our prepaid list at the door. It's that simple! For more information or to purchase advanced dinners, please visit our webpage: http://www.christepiscopalchaptico.org/fallfestival.html

 

The Health Department will have one flu vaccination clinic in Calvert County in October: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 4:00PM – 7:00PM AT HUNTINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL. There is a $20.00 fee for all vaccinations.   Please pay by check or cash.  Medicare Part B is accepted. Children Pre-K thru 5  FREE. The nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) will be available at all clinics for children and adults 2-49 years old.  The injectable vaccine will be available for ages 6 months and up. Please go to www.calverthealth.org or call the health department’s FLU INFORMATION LINE at 410-535-5400 x349 or 301-855-1353 x349 for more information.

 

Mother Catherine Spalding Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Mother Catherine Spalding School located at 28833 Chaptico Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland. Come visit with Santa, make a gingerbread man, play bingo, bid on silent auction items, try your luck with the cake walk, participate in the cash/prizes and toy basket raffles, be thrifty in our yard sale room, or allow children to buy gifts for family members in Santa's Secret Shop. For more information, visit the our website at www.mothercatherine.org or call 301-884-3165. Interested crafters may contact Betsy Farrell at bfarrell@ftrinc.net. All proceeds benefit Mother Catherine Spalding School.

 

 

Snack Sacks 5K on Saturday, October 18th, at 8 am at Lexington Park Elementary School! United Way of St. Mary’s County, Md, Park Hall PTA and Lexington Park PTA have joined together to provide you an opportunity to run a fast, flat out-and-back 5K along Willows Road to support the hungry children of St. Mary's County. Find a Snack Sack along the course and bring it back to the finish line to win a prize! Awards to the first male and female finishers, and age-group awards in 10-year divisions. You can register at cbrcmd.org or active.com by searching for Snack Sacks 5K. For any questions, contact Park Hall Elementary School.

 

The Leonardtown High School Band Boosters will be hosting our 2nd Annual Rhythm Run at Leonardtown Wharf Park on Sunday morning Oct. 19, 2014. It's a Timed 5k course through Historic Leonardtown; both runners and walkers are welcome. Sunday Oct. 19, 2014; Leonardtown Wharf Park; registration at 7:45am; Race start 9:00am; Awards 10:00am. $25 pre-registration on line by Oct. 15th at www.active.com $30 event day registration; credit cards accepted. Event T-shirts guaranteed if registration received by Oct. 4th and as supplies last. For additional information email RhythmRunLHS5k@aol.com

 

American Legion Post 221, located at 21690 Colton Point Rd (Rt. 242), in Avenue, has a Steak, Shrimp, & Fish Dinner Night on the third Friday of every month from 5pm - 8pm. This is an excellent opportunity to get out and meet people in the community. There are several menu items for the adults and kids to enjoy at a reasonable price (http://alpost221.webs.com/steakshrimpfishmenu.htm). You can call (301) 884-4071 for further information. You can also visit our website at http://www.alpost221.webs.com/.

 

The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association will be holding it's annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday December 6th, 10 am - 3 pm.  In the event of freezing temperatures, the bazaar will be postponed to Sunday, December 7th.  The bazaar will be held at the Golden Beach Fire House at 29848 Therese Circle (off Golden Beach Road), Mechanicsville, Maryland. Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa. Santa will arrive at 11 AM. Sorry no pets allowed. There will be over 30 vendors; door prizes; baked goods and food for sale.  Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped gift to donate to needy families in the area.

 

The J.P. Home Inc. will be having their 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run on Sunday October 19th at Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata. Entry Fee is just $30 Adults and $20 for Students. Check-in/Registration is at 8:00 a.m. And start time is at 9:00 a.m. For more information visit www.jphome-md.org.

 

Cub Scout Pack 1799 of La Plata will be hosting a Good Turn Run Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Tilghman Lake.  Start time is 9am and pre-registration is requested. This is an endurance run/walk around the lake. Race participants will complete a 1 mile loop as many times as possible in 1 hour. Prizes to be awarded and tee shirts for the first 100 race participants.  You may register on Active.com or contact Chris Zabriskie, Race Director at zabriskiect@gmail.com  The cost of the run is $35 for adults and $25 for Scouts and children.  Proceeds to benefit Pack 1799.

 

The Waldorf Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Waldorf Firehouse on Route 925 Old Washington Road on October 13th from noon to 5:30 p.m.. For more information or to set up an appointment for this blood drive, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

 

Port Tobacco Players is proud to present Godspell.  The show runs September 19- October 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm.  An eternal story gets a new telling in "Godspell- 2012 Revised Version," a musical based on the Gospel of Matthew. A small group of people gather with Christ to sing, dance and act their way through some of the Bible's best-known parables and the story of Jesus's life. Comedy and drama blend with some of musical theater's most loved songs (including "Day by Day" and "All Good Gifts") as Jesus's message of kindness, tolerance and love comes alive in this innovative, powerful production.  For ticket information visit our website at www.ptplayers.com or call at (301) 932-6819. Port Tobacco Players- Live Theatre in Charles County for 65 years!

 

Don't miss Oktoberfest on Friday Octer 24th from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Little Flower School in Great Mills, Maryland!  There will be authentic German cuisine including knackwurst, bratwurst, german potato salad, rotkraut and spaetzle - not to mention plenty of German beer!  Dinner is $12 per plate and souvenir glasses with unlimited beer refills can be pre-orderded for $20 by October 20th or will be sold at the event for $25.  Please e-mail bethgajda@yahoo.com for advance purchase.  This is an adults only event.

 

 

9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday October 11th from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Indian Head Village Green. Don't miss out on this great day benefitting the fight against breast cancer. The walk starts at the Village Green and continues on a three mile walk on the Indian Head Rail Trail. The entrance fee is just $25 per person. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information call 301-743-2125.

 

You know it's time, you know it's past time. If you smoke, dip or chew, this is the program for you! Tobacco Cessation classes are now forming. This is a free eight week program and Free tobacco cessation products will be available. Wednesday at noon or 6 p.m. on October 1st - Nov. 19th at the Holiday Inn Express in Prince Frederick. For more information Call Patrick O’Malley at 410-535-5400 or 301-855-1353 ext. 359 To Begin Your Life Without Tobacco!

 

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will present a Antiques, Collectable and What-Nots Craft Fair on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the historic Benson-Hammond House Museum located at 7101 Aviation Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090. For more information about the event or to be participate as a vendor, visit www.aachs.org or please call 410-956-4809.

 

The Charlotte Hall Rotary Club and Stephen’s Fund will host their 15th annual Holiday Basket Bingo on Sunday November 2nd at the Mechanicsville Fire Department Social Hall. Proceeds to benefit special needs children and their families in the community.  Doors open at 12:30.  Please call 240-298-3885 for more information and to be included in the free drawing for the 2014 Christmas Basket.

 

LifeStyles, Inc. is looking for volunteers and participants for their annual “Walk to End Homelessness in Charles County.”  The walk benefits LifeStyles “Safe Nights” program, which is a temporary shelter for Charles County residents that begins October 1st and runs until April 15th, and also provides supportive services for the homeless population year-round.  The “Walk to End Homelessness” is being held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the La Plata Town Hall.  Same day registration and refreshments begin at 7:30 AM, with the walk beginning at 9:00 AM.  Participants of the walk can register online, or print a tangible copy of the registration form at www.lifestylesofmd.org, under events.  Registration is $20/person, and $15/person for teams of five or more.  Any individuals who wish to volunteer at the walk may contact Margaret Payne at 301-609-9900 ext. 201.  All other questions or requests for information can be answered by Corae Young at 301-609-9900, cyoung@lifestylesofmd.org.  

 

Live In Concert at Lackey High School it's The United States Navy's Premier Jazz Band. The Commodores The Commodores Concert at Lackey Has Become a Yearly Event. Jazz Enthusiasts and All Music Lovers Will Be Thrilled at the Virtuosity and Artistry of This World Class Jazz Ensemble. The Concert is October 9th. The Performance Begins At 6:30PM. Admission Is Free. Please Attend and Bring a Friend.

 

 

Turkey Shoot For Scouting will take place on Saturday October 11th at Sanner's Lake Sportsman's Club. The event will take place from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Cost is $20.00.

Registration will grant you 4 shots in the competition. Additional Shots for the competition can be purchased for $10.00 for 2 additional shots. Food and snack will be on site for purchase.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Southern Maryland Boy Scouts of America. For more information contact Wes at 301-943-8376.

 

The 1st annual Logan C. Caton Charitable Foundation Bingo will be Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Doors open at 12:30; first game begins at 2:00.  Located at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire House in the carnival bingo building.  Prizes will feature 31 products and items donated from local businesses.   Monetary donations and prize donations are needed to run event and purchase prizes.    Donations can be mailed to Logan Caton Charitable Foundation; 23382 Maypole Road; Leonardtown, MD 20650.  Everything is tax deductible.  All proceeds will benefit research and support programs for children with Muscular Dystrophy.  Call 301-904-7353 to reserve a seat.

 

Ayusa is a high school exchange program sponsored by the Department of State. They match bright young leaders from around the world with families across the United States. When you host an international student and open your home, you're giving them the opportunity to learn about America as a high school student in your community. In return, you get to experience a new culture and create a lifelong bond between your family and theirs. Southern Maryland families are needed today. For more information please visit www.ayusa.org

 

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Rt. 235 Laurel Grove, Mechanicsville presents The Hawaiian Heist by Nancy Bond, Dinner Theater.  Come dressed for the Hawaiian Luau. When:  Friday, October 24 and October 25, doors open at 6pm, play starts at 6:30pm. Menu: Appetizers, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki, Pulled Pork, Rice, Rolls, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Iced Tea/Coffee and Dessert. Cost:  $30 per person in advance only.  Must have reservation. Reservations go on sale Oct. 4.  Call Carlene at 301-655-0522 or Cathy Johnson at 301-672-0015. Hungry Team Silent Auction will be held at the same time.

 

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Rt. 235 Laurel Grove will hold their Annual Drive Thru Chicken BBQ on Saturday, October 18, noon until 5pm. Menu: 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Green Beans, Roll and Snack Cake $13 per dinner. Dinners are packaged to go, but you are invited to dine in the fellowship hall or

at the picnic tables. For more information, contact the church at 301-884-4132.

There will be a PURSE BINGO hosted by the Hollywood Lions Club on Sunday October 12th with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and games starting at 1:00 p.m. It will all happen at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department in Hollywood, MD. $20 per regular book, $5 per additional book. $6 for special book and $3 per early bird book, $1 per quickie. There will be a 50/50 raffle and food will be provided. To reserve a table for 8 or more people, or for more information call Mary Ann at 301-373-5271 or Samantha @ 301-904-1527.

 

American Legion Post 221 invites all active duty personnel and veterans to join us for our monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at the Post home at 21690 Colton Point Rd (Route 242), in Avenue, MD.  The meeting starts at 8:00 pm and generally lasts for less than an hour. Visit our website at http://www.alpost221.webs.com/ to get more information about the organization or e-mail us at alpost221@netscape.net. You can also call (301) 884-4071 for more information.

 

Southern Maryland's premier craft fair is in its 41st year! St. Peter's Holiday Craft Fair is November 1, 2014 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM at St. Peter's School, 3320 St. Peter's Drive, Waldorf.  We feature over 60 unique artisans with handmade crafts.  Last year over 1,000 shoppers spent the day with us!  Our kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch. The bake tables will satisfy any sweet tooth.  Gently-used jewelry, flea market, and Fair Trade items are also a big hit. Admission is free. (301) 843-8917.

 

 

This year’s Ghosts of Sotterley, “Reapers in Red Coats: The Ghosts of Sotterley 1814” will run on October 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 with first performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online: www.sotterley.org. Exclusive for Sotterley Members! Pay only $10 per person for performances on Thursday, October 23rd! Advance reservations required - call 301-373-2280! Another benefit of membership! Group rates are available by calling our office 301-373-2280. May not be suitable for young children. Dress appropriately for this spooky outdoor walking tour / production. NO refunds - held rain or shine.

 

Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department is having an open house event on October 26th from 11am - 3pm.  It will all happen at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department at 3170 West Ward Rd. in Dunkirk, MD 20754. Everything is free - food, drinks, moon bounce, cotton candy, snow cones, etc. See you October 26th at the Open House at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 

The whole family will love the 3rd annual Costume Caper 5K Wald and Run on Sunday October 19th at 9 a.m. Race begins and ends at the Colton's Point Museum and will feature a tiny tot fun run around the museum with face painting, snacks and more. New this year there will be a 2-person relay option. Costumes and leashed dogs encouraged. Bring a canned food good to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank. Register early at www.raceroster.com.

 

 

Celebrate Frankenstein Friday: Friday, October 31 at 2:00pm: Celebrate "Frankenstein Friday" with fun games like "witch’s stew," wrap the mummy, pass the pumpkin and candy corn catch! Wear your Halloween costume and get a treat! Ages 3-5, children must be accompanied by an adult. $1/child

 

Our Lady of the Wayside will hold its annual Apple Festival on Sunday, October 12th 2014 from 12 pm to 5 pm. There will be crafters, food, apple desserts, and apple and fall products for sale, face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, children’s games, bingo and live music. There will be a cash money raffle and an “Apple Basket” raffle. There will also be a Silent Auction. In lieu of an admittance fee, the Our Lady Works of Mercy will accept monetary donations and nonperishable food items for the Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry. For additional information, please contact Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871 or rsbrssll@AOL.COM

 

 

 

Calling for Arts & Crafters, We are calling for entries to PRAD 2014.   We still have spaces open for PRAD (Patuxent River Appreciation Days)  to be held on Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12, 2014 (always Columbus Day weekend). If you are interested in participating, please contact Gerry Wood, via email:  gbwood2@verizon.net, (Replies must have PRAD in the subject line)  or phone, 301-863-9663.  We hope you will consider joining us at PRAD..

 

It's time to starting thinking about the 26th Annual Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees, a community event and Calvert Hospice fundraiser that ushers in the holiday season.  This year’s theme is “Making Spirits Bright” and the three-day event will once again be held Thanksgiving weekend at St. John Vianney in Prince Frederick with the following hours: Friday, November 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features: exquisitely decorated trees, family entertainment, a wide-variety of vendors, model train displays, Santa’s Workshop and the annual Gingerbread House competition. The following opportunities are available: Festival Sponsorship, Tree Sponsorship, Poinsettia Purchase, Program Advertisement. If you or your business would like to support this year’s festival, please visit calverthospice.org or call 410.535.0892.

 

Are you addicted to tobacco? Do you want to quit? FREE Tobacco Cessation Classes are given by the Health Department both in Leonardtown at the Health Department and in Lexington Park. Classes are in the evenings and medications to assist in quitting tobacco addictions are free, as well. If you want to quit using tobacco, please call 301-475-4330 for more information.

 

St. Mary's County Health Department offers Free Colon Cancer Screenings for uninsured and under insured residents of St. Mary's County. If you are age 50 or older,  you have a family member with a history of colon cancer/colon polyps or you have symptoms of colorectal cancer, you may be eligible BEFORE age 50. Please get screened, as early identification is crucial to early detection and treatment.  Please call 301-475-4318 to see if you are eligible.

 

The St. Mary's County Health Department offers Free Mammograms and PAP smears to eligible residents of St. Mary's County. Please call the Health Department at 301-475-4330 to see if you qualify.

 

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their Annual Fall Craft Fair at the La Plata Firehouse from 9am to 2pm.  There is no admission fee, however a $1 donation is appreciated at the door.  There will be a variety of crafters, vendors, raffles, door prizes, food for purchase, and more!  If you would like further information, please email Ruby at lpvfdlacraftfair@yahoo.com

 

 


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