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The Hollywood Lion’s Club will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drawing at St. Andrew’s Church Hall on Rt. 4 in California on Friday February 19th, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

 

The 55th Annual Spring Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will take place on Saturday March 5th from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Hollywood VFD Social Hall. There will be stuffed ham, fried oysters, chicken salad, cole slaw and more. Adults are $25. Ages 4-12 are $7 and carry outs are $25. For more information call 301-373-2695.

 

The Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance HomeSpun Coffee House is excited to present a  concert featuring the Steve Gellman Trio, at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD, on Friday, February 26, 2016. The doors open at 7:00 pm, and the music starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Refreshments are available (donation requested). For more information and directions, go to www.smtmd.org.

 

A safe boating course will take place on March 12th and 13th at Chancellor's Run Regional Park. This course is approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Upon successful completion a certificate of boating safety education will be issued. All persons born after July 1, 1972 are required to have this certification while operating a motorized vessel in Maryland waters. This course provides a basic knowledge of boating rules and safety. For online DNR boating information go to: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/boating/

 

On Saturday, February 27,  Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources will host a fun evening of Nature Trivia at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. Are you a nature expert?  Grab your friends and test your skills at Nature Trivia! We will have adult beverages from local breweries and light snacks for sale. The highest scoring team wins a cash prize of $300, and there will be other fun prizes along the way. Registration will start at 6:30 pm and trivia will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Registration information: Sign up your team at http://calvertparks.org/event-2148072. Advance reservations; registration required.

 

March 13, 2016 - The Hollywood Vol. Fire Department, Inc. and The St. Mary’s Co. Duck’s Unlimited will be holding their 2nd Annual Sportsmen’s Bash on Sunday, March 13th from 12 noon – 4PM at the Hollywood Vol. Fire Department Social Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. The main raffle ticket will consist of 25 winners which will be drawn every 10 minutes. In addition to the main raffle, various other raffles will be available throughout the day of the event along with all you can eat and drink. All ages are welcome, but must be 18yrs old to participate in the raffles. You do not need to be present to win. For more information, to purchase, and or see what is on the main raffle ticket please visit the fire department website at www.hvfd7.com or contact Kevin Gardiner at 240-538-1232.

 

Visit a meeting of Babywearing International of Southern Maryland!  It's all for parents and caregivers to learn to use their baby carriers!  There are several meetings every month and at all of our meetings, caregivers can see a demonstration of how to use the four main types of baby carriers:  Wraps, slings, stretchy wraps, and mei tais (pronounced may tie).  Friday February 19th at 10am:  Babywearing Informational Meeting at the Lexington Park Library. Saturday February 20th at 10am:  Babywearing Informational Meeting at Grace Lutheran Church in LaPlata. Saturday February 27th at 9:30am: Babywearing Informational Meeting at the Edgewater Community Library. Saturday February 28th at 10am:  Babywearing Informational Meeting at the Lexington Park Library. Wednesday March 2nd at 10am:  Babywearing Informational Meeting at the Prince Frederick Library. Friday March 18th at 10am:  Babywearing Informational Meeting at the Lexington Park Library. 

 

The Greenwell Foundation is hosting the 2nd Annual Summer Camp Showcase! Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 5pm - 8pm at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center 44219 Airport Road, California, MD. Free admission. Find out about the numerous and varied summer camp and activity options for your kids in St. Mary's County! Many vendors will be available to share information about their camps and summer program offerings. More information: info@greenwellfoundation.org

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit Calvert County charities.  We are looking to add new singers to our chorus.  No auditions are required.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477 or email him at lbrown9601@verizon.net for more information. Our March practice sessions are as follows: March 6, 2016, practice 4-6 pm, North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD. March 13, 2016, practice 4-6 pm, North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, MD

 

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer rescue Squad Auxiliaries will be hosting a benefit Auction on Saturday, April 16th at the fire department building at 21660 Coltons  Point Road, Route 242, in Avenue, MD. The preview of auction items will be from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., with the live auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. The evening will include a cash raffle, food and drinks and special games.  Cash or check will be accepted. For donation information call Barbara at 240-925-9210 Or Cindy AT 301-481-7879.  All are welcome to come and help support the Seventh District Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

 

There will be a fried shrimp dinner to go sponsored by the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road in Bel Alton, Md. It all happens on Friday March 4th from 5 – 5 pm. Cost is just $12 and for more information you can call Janet at 240-682-4840.

 

The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association will be holding its annual mulch sale on Saturday, March 12th, from 8 AM - 4 PM and on Sunday, March 13th, from 9 AM - 4 PM, at the Golden Beach Fire House located at 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  We will be selling 3 cu. ft. bags of shredded hardwood mulch for $4/bag.  We offer free local delivery, if you order 20 or more bags.  Orders must be received and paid for by March 7th, to guarantee delivery on March 12th.  For order forms go to www.ourgoldenbeach.com or call 301-884-5478 or 301-884-8432.

 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8am-11am at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary. Bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. We are serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera and get a picture with the Easter Bunny! Admission by donation. Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad at 755 Solomons Island Road, South in Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information call 410.535.9836

 

February  Dinner - American Legion Auxiliary of Post 82, will hold  a  Dinner on Friday,   February 19 , 5 - 8 p.m. -  Pork BBQ Sandwich $12; Fried Shrimp $15; both with Cole Slaw & French Fries , at  Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-934-8221. PUBLIC WELCOME.

 

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum Volunteer Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 9am-1pm at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. Come Volunteer with the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. We are always in need of new faces! Volunteer opportunities include docent positions, special events, outreach and more! Flexible days and hours. For more information, please contact the Railway Museum: 410-257-3892 or cbrailway@co.cal.md.us

March 4, 2016 - Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will have a Pitch Card Party on March 4 at 7:30 pm at the Mechanicsville Rescue Squad Building, Old Flora Corner Road, Mechanicsville MD 20659. To benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Must be 16 yrs old to play. Contact Sue Wood at 301-884-4108 if you have any questions.

 

March 12, 2016 - Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will have a Yard Sale on March 12 at 7:00 am at the Mechanicsville Rescue Squad Building, Old Flora Corner Road, Mechanicsville MD 20659. To benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Contact Sue Wood at 301-884-4108 for table rental. Donations accepted for yard sale.

 

April 1, 2016 - Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will have a Pitch Card Party on April 1 at 7:30 pm at the Mechanicsville Rescue Squad Building, Old Flora Corner Road, Mechanicsville MD 20659. To benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Must be 16 yrs old to play. Contact Sue Wood at 301-884-4108 if you have any questions.

 

This is a call to all Veterans. VConnections is a non-profit serving veterans and families in Southern Maryland. We focus on the rural areas providing a direct path to resources for the best results. As a new year begins, VConnections would like to hear your concerns and needs. Your input is critical to VConnections being able to provide results oriented resources and support. Please visit our website: www.vconnections.org for more information.   

 

It’s a tough world out there, but Calvert Library has your back! Back by popular demand, Kyle Webber will be bringing his expertise to tweens at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Master Webber will teach participants about situational awareness, escape strategies, assertiveness training, and improvisation.  Don’t miss out…it might make all the difference. Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.  For tweens in grades 5-7; registration required. For additional information, visit calvertlibrary.info or call Calvert Library at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Exploring Program. Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday. The program helps youth to gain insight into a variety of police activities. Participants learn what police officers do, and receive hands-on training in a variety of police activities; in addition, they learn leadership skills, and can earn community service hours and have opportunities for college scholarships. For more information, contact Officer Jennifer Card: jcard@annapolis.gov, 410-268-9000 ext. 7310, or Joe Hudson: jehudson@annapolis.gov, 410-858-0759.

 

St. Mary's Church in Bryantown (on Oliver Shop Road off of Rt 5) is holding its annual indoor flea market on Saturday, March 5th in the school hall from 8AM to 1PM.  Come and find some great bargains.  Proceeds support the Church's emergency sharing fund for the less fortunate.  Donations of items such as toys, kitchenware, etc are also needed.  There will be a bake table and the kitchen will be open for snacks and lunch items.  For more information call Mary Branick at 301-274-4507.

 

The Center for the Study of Democracy is a nonprofit organization at St. Mary's College of Maryland, that explores contemporary and historical issues associated with the ideas of democracy, liberty and justice in national and international contexts. It supports research that enhances our understanding of liberal democracy and its critics. The Center also facilitates activities that strengthen democracy and the rule of law; enhance security and individual freedoms; invigorate the civil society; encourage free enterprise; and increase economic, environmental, educational and cultural equity.  You are invited to an event on campus on Friday, February 26th from 3-4:30 PM in Daugherty-Palmer Commons at St. Mary’s College of MD titled The Baltimore Forum Workshop: Organized by Student Ambassadors. This event will be primarily facilitated by the Student Ambassadors and is intended to help start the discussion that will be continued in a Baltimore Forum in March.

 

There will be a two-day forum in Baltimore, United Not Divided: The Public Forum on Income Inequality and Opportunity Gap, happening on March 30th-31st. This two-day forum will feature lectures from scholars, policy-makers, students, and community leaders that will examine the issues of economic inequality and opportunity gaps and their consequences on social mobility and democracy in America. The second day focuses on examples of inequalities in Baltimore and discussions on how to solve this problem.  This event requires registration, but is completely free and open to the public. For registration and additional information about the event visit: https://www.smcm.edu/baltimoreforum/.

 

There will be a Grocery Auction on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM to be held at Mother Catherine Academy at 38833 Chaptico Road (Rt. 238) in Helen, Maryland 20635. Grocery auctions have been gaining popularity all over the Country and are one of the most exciting and well-attended type of auctions. The groceries arrive in a refrigerated trailer from distribution centers and major grocery stores throughout the area. Some items are over-stocked; some have “sell by dates” too close to put on grocery shelves; some are brand-name products and some or not. Be sure to bring your cooler!  Better yet, bring several coolers! Payment will be cash or check or credit cards. For more information contact:

Mother Catherine Academy – 301-884-3165. Brian Russell – 301-475-1633 or Ronnie Farrell – 301-904-3402.

 

Cornerstone Presbyterian in Lexington Park, is hosting a Relational Wisdom seminar from Peacemakers Ministry on Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. This event is to address conflict resolution in a biblically based way, improve communication and strengthen our relationships within our families, at work, and in every situation throughout our lives. People can register at www.rw360.org/LexingtonPark or http://www.cornerstonepca.org/#/big-events/rw360-seminar

 

2016 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, MD Open House at the James A. Forrest Technology Center, Leonardtown, MD on Saturday, February 20th, 2016  10:00AM – 12:00PM. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, MD Event Leadership Team invites you to join us at the 2016 Relay Open House! This is a free event and open to the public of St. Mary’s County.  There will be door prizes, entertainment, event information, and our entire Event Leadership Committee will be on site.  We will also be serving a free continental breakfast to all attendees, so come hungry, come excited, come in your pajamas, or come decked out in purple…just come! For more information about Relay Open House or Relay For Life, visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/stmarysmd, find us on Facebook, or contact Event Lead Tom Cavanagh, tom@stmarysrelay.org.  Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made online or in person.  Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society.

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Mobile Vet Center is coming to Southern Maryland.  The mobile vet center provides veterans access to VA personnel that can help them with benefit and eligibility issues as well as making appointments for counseling with local VA counselors.  This is on an experimental basis in Southern Maryland's three counties for the next few months. Get to the Mobile Vet Center early and often so we can keep this great resource for our Southern Maryland Veterans. All families of veterans are encouraged to visit the Mobile Vet Center too, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – 45485 Miramar Way California MD. The 3rd Thursday of every month 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM –  10405 O'Donnell Place Waldorf, Maryland. The 3rd Friday of every month 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM –  150 Solomons Island Rd.,  Prince Frederick

 

St. Mary’s County and the State of Maryland have a law that states it is illegal to sell or give tobacco products to anyone under eighteen years of age. If you sell to under age youth or do not ask for ID from anyone under the age of twenty-seven, you can be fined as much as $11,000. No cigarettes, no cigars, no dip, no e-cigarettes, no tobacco products period.   It’s not a minor thing - responsible tobacco retailing is your obligation to a better community and the health of our youth. For more information go to  www.notobaccosalestominors.com.

 

Are you a Mom? Do you live in the Lusby, MD area? Come join us, the MOMS Club® of Lusby, MD!  We are a non-profit organization that fundraises to help our community and support each other.  We do a lot of events with our children, events for just us Moms and family events.  We are hosting an Open House on February 24, 2016 at 9a at the Southern Community Center in Lusby, MD.  If you would like any information about the MOMS Club of Lusby, MD or the Open House, contact J.C. at momscluboflusby20657@gmail.com.

 

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad will be holding a Super Basket BINGO on Thursday February 18 at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge.  Admission is $20 for 20 games.  Call Joyce Downs to reserve your seat at 301-481-0906.  See our Facebook page for more information.

 

The next PABA -  Parents Affected By Addiction Meeting will be held on Wed., Feb. 24th at the  Charles County Sheriffs H.W., in La Plata, MD at 6:30 p.m. PABA is for anyone that loves someone with an opiate or alcohol addiction. The opiate epidemic is now claiming more lives across the nation that auto accidents. Therefore it is touching more families.  This is a safe haven to come & know you're not alone. For more info., contact PABAPARENTS@Yahoo.com

 

50’s SWEETHEART DANCE February 13th at Bowles Farm, Clements, MD from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Tickets are $25 per person. Make sure you dress up 50's style. There will be a 50/50, door prizes, contests and more.  BYOB, no bottles. Call Kristie Norris at 240-538-1135 for tickets. All proceeds benefit Mother Catherine Academy.

 

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will be having a docent training session. The free three-week training course will cover many topics including: an introduction to archaeology, the War of 1812, JPPM's Indian Village, and much more! Once training is complete, docents further the educational mission of JPPM by offering high quality interpretive services for the public in support of annual programs. To register contact Sarah Stevens at 410-586-8536 or sarah.stevens@maryland.gov.

 

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will be having a docent training session. The free three-week training course March 1st - 16th, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am - Noon. You will cover many topics including: an introduction to archaeology, the War of 1812, JPPM's Indian Village, and much more! Once training is complete, docents further the educational mission of JPPM by offering high quality interpretive services for the public in support of annual programs. To register contact Sarah Stevens at 410-586-8536 or sarah.stevens@maryland.gov.

 

United Way of Calvert County will hold its 17th Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm at Annmarie Garden Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland.  Mardi Gras is United Way’s largest fundraiser of the year and supports 22 programs that improve the education, health, and financial stability of people living in Calvert County.  For more information on sponsorships, auction donations, or to purchase tickets, contact the United Way of Calvert County at (410) 535-2000 or go to www.unitedwaycalvert.org.

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Woman of the Year and 2016 Tomorrow’s Woman awards sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women. The winners will be announced and all nominees will be recognized at the The St. Mary's County Commission For women will have their annual Women’s History Month Banquet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland. If you would like to attend the banquet, the cost is $30 per person and includes dinner. Reservations must be made by March 8, 2016. In addition to recognizing women in the community, the banquet benefits the Jane Hale Sypher Scholarship at the College of Southern Maryland and other educational endeavors within the community. The scholarship supports a non-traditional student who is a single parent or displaced homemaker."

 

In collaboration with the Spaceflight America Museum in Prince Frederick, MD, COSMIC Symphony presents an evening of space-themed music and history and the winners of COSMIC's 12th annual Young Artist Competition will perform with the orchestra. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD and Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Calvert High School, Prince Frederick, MD. Tickets online at www.cosmicsymphony.org or at the door.

 

Please join the Calvert Artists' Guild for our meeting on February 20, 2016, Saturday from 10:00 AM to Noon at Solomons Asbury ClubHouse, 11740 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688.  We will have a brief business meeting and then join Bill & Sue Cassidy for  “Backyard Birds-Taking Great Photos of Birds in Your Backyard”, a slide presentation featuring photography tips for nature photography close to home. Artists and guests will see signs at Asbury directing all to the parking area.   Members can bring "finger foods" (no cutting required) to share. Free to the public.  For additional information, please contact Peggy Hovermale, 301-593-2950, pjhovermale1@yahoo.com, or Gerry Wood at gbwood2@verizon.net, 301 863-9663.

 

On May 13, 2016, The Promise Resource Center will host a drive-in style family movie night at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. Enjoy music, dinner concessions, crafts and activities and a family favorite movie displayed on a 40’screen, complete with AM/FM radio transmitters for an authentic drive-in experience. Funds raised will benefit programs supporting early childhood mental health and early intervention. Reserved front row tickets are on sale now. Regular ticket sales will begin on February 15. Space is very limited so buy your tickets as soon as possible. For more information and to buy your tickets please visit thepromisecenter.org/drivein or call The Promise Resource Center at (301)-290-0040.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is sponsoring their 55th Annual Spring Dinner on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall located at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD. Cost for the Spring Dinner: $25.00 – Adults, $25.00 – Carry Out, $7.00 – Children 4 to 12 years of age, FREE – Children 3 and under. The buffet style meal consists of Stuffed Ham, Fried Oysters, Chicken Salad, Parsley Potatoes, Candied Yams, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, Rolls, Iced Tea and Coffee. There will be Bake table and a 50/50 Raffle table. For more information, please contact Elaine Quade at 301-373-2695.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) has a place for you. The shelter is in need of volunteers, ages 14 years old and over, to assist with caring for the many animals in our facility. There are several volunteer duties offered, including walking shelter dogs, spending time with the cats, taking photos of adoptable pets, general housekeeping, washing dishes and toys, cleaning kennels, and assisting with laundry. You can volunteer as little or as much as you would like. Volunteers must submit required volunteer forms, which can be completed at the shelter. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/es/animalshelter/tri-county-animal-shelter or www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html to find your “purrfect” pet.

 

PBS series Downton Abbey won a lot of fans over the six seasons it has run. Calvert Library invites you to a tea to celebrate those years of pleasure and even education as the series winds to an end.  Calvert Library “Meets-Up” at Dream Weaver Café in Prince Frederick on Saturday, March 5, 3:30-5pm to share tea, sweets, savories and “Crawley” favorite moments, in the fashion of Downton Abbey.   Speaking of fashion, period attire is encouraged!  There will be plenty to talk about as everyone guesses how the last episode will end.  Bring your friends and plan to make new friends! Please register by February 27 to reserve your seat at the table.  The cost is $25, payable at any Calvert Library.  For more information call Calvert Library at 410-535-0291.

 

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is reviving its annual Soup Cook-off on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen.  The contest has two age groups, a junior division for students and a senior division for adults.  Cooking begins at 3:00 p.m. and doors open to the public at 5:00 p.m. with tasting and judging of the junior division starting at 5:30 p.m., which will be followed by the senior division. The public is invited to sample the soups and be part of the event. Costs for the tickets are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, and children under four are free. For more information on registration or sponsorship, contact Chef Amanda Granados at 301.475.0242 or aegranados@smcps.org.

 

Alzheimer’s disease impacts many lives in Calvert County.  Calvert Library, Office on Aging, Calvert County Commission on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association have teamed up to provide an evening Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on the second Thursday of each month beginning February 11, at 7:00pm. For more information and to register, call Calvert Library at 410-535-0291.

 

St Francis Xavier the Missionary Parish, Knights of Columbus Council, #10957 will have a Lenten Fish Fry at the Parish Hall, Newtown Neck Rd., Compton, MD. Menu:  Fried fish filets, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Rolls, Soft drinks, Tea and coffee. When: 6 to 8 PM, Friday, February 19, 2016. Cost: Adults $12, Children $6. For more information call Tom Koviak, 240-434-1464.

 

Dyslexia Advocacy Day in Annapolis hosted by Decoding Dyslexia Maryland on Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 8:30am-3:00pm in Room 170 - Lowe House Office Building; 6 Bladen Street; Annapolis, MD 21401. This is a day for parents, students, educators, administrators and dyslexia advocates to create awareness, share dyslexia stories with legislators and network. Program to include legislative presentation, Dyslexia Task Force update and student testimonials. Register here:  http://bit.ly/DyslexiaDayInAnnapolis. More Info:  http://decodingdyslexiamd.weebly.com/

 

The St. Mary's County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association is holding a critique session on February 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Leonardtown Library Meeting Room, which is located at 23250 Hollywood Road. Bring several copies of up to five pages of original work, typed in 12-point Times New Roman and double spaced. Time will be limited. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit us on the web at either www.marylandwriters.org or www.stmaryscountymwa.wordpress.com. We're also on Facebook!

 

The Charlotte Hall & Leonardtown Rotary Clubs will host their 3rd Annual Basket Bingo on Sunday, April 3rd at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m..  Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the 2016 BECA High School Scholarship Program, grants and local projects for the community. For reservations for six or more players,  or to  be included in the free drawing for the 2016 Mothers Day  Basket, please call Shirley at 240-298-3885.

 

USA Hockey and the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club invite kids, ages 4 to 10, to try hockey for free! Free hockey stick and jersey to the first 40 online registrations. Only need to be able to BASIC skate. MUST bring ANY KIND of helmet (bicycle, etc) and gloves (winter, etc). Skate rental provided! Try Hockey For Free Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm (arrive by 3pm) at the Capital Clubhouse at 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf, MD 20603. Register online: www.tryhockeyforfree.com Questions? Email: president@somdsabres.org

Calvert Hospice announces new volunteer training February 25 - 27. We are looking for volunteers to sit with patients, help in the Calvert Hospice office, work at the Shoppe for Hospice, serve as a buddy for a child at Camp Phoenix, facilitate the Bridges support group, or assist at other special events in the community. Pre-registration is required. To register or receive more info, contact Amanda Peterson at 410-535-0892 or email apeterson@calverthospice.org.

 

The 24th Annual Antique Show & Sale at La Plata High School for the benefit of LPHS Bands and Orchestra will take place on Sat. February, 13th  from 9am-5pm and Sun. February 14th   11am-4pm. Featuring vendors from the Mid-Atlantic Region.

 

The Commodores will be performing live at Henry E. Lackey High School on Friday, February 26th. The concert begins at 7:00PM. Admission is free. The Commodores are the premier jazz band in the United States Navy. They perform all over the country and internationally. Jazz enthusiasts and music lovers in general will want to be in attendance when this amazing group of musicians take the stage! Please contact Alan Freeman at Lackey High School with any questions concerning this concert. Call 301 - 753 - 1753    Ext. 153617

 

The Patuxent High School NJROTC Boosters would like you to join us for the 3rd Annual EASTER BREAKFAST on Sunday, March 13th at the VFW #2632 (California, MD) on 23282 Three Notch Road from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Cost: $7.00 – Adults (10 – up), $5.00 – Children (5-10), Kids under 5 are FREE. You get a Breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, juice, and coffee. Crafts, Games, Coloring and Prizes. Must have valid email address to receive photo with the Easter Bunny. All proceeds benefit: Patuxent High School NJROTC and local charities. Email njrotcboosterpresident@gmail.com for additional details. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, please donate to www.gofundme.com/phsnjrotc

 

Need a spark to begin your summer planning? Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting its annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 7, from 6:30-8:00pm.  Dozens of camps, sports clubs, vacation bible schools, scouting organizations and many other fun summer programs will be present at the Fair.  If you are looking for enriching activities for your children this summer, come see all that our local camp providers have to offer. For more information, visit CalvertLibrary.info or contact Janice Kenney at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

 

LVFD Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Location: Leonardtown VFD, 22733 Lawrence Ave., Leonardtown, MD. Date: February 9, 2016 Time: 4:30 to 7 PM. The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite you to their All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper. Menu: Pancakes, Eggs, Country Sausage, Bacon, Homefries, Applesauce, Juice, Milk, Coffee and Tea. Cost: Adults - $10 - Children 4-12 yrs $5 - Children 3 & under free. Sponsored and prepared by: The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.

“Born to Entertain” Broadway Cabaret performs Saturday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Indian Head Black Box Theatre, located at 4185 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head, MD 20640. Cash bar and refreshments. There’s no business like show business, and these two women mean business! If you can’t attend the cabaret, consider making a donation today to support the ongoing community efforts at the Black Box. Contact Kerry Doss at info.ihca@gmail.com to donate.

 

Calvert Hospice announces that the next session of Bridges, our support group for children and adults who are grieving the death of someone close. The session begins on February 26 and continues each Thursday until April 14. The group will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick from 6:30 – 8 pm.  Children and teens are divided into age-appropriate peer groups where creative activities and discussion are used to assist with coping and healing. Adult family members learn the similarities and differences between child and adult grief and gain knowledge about supporting their children as well as themselves. Adults will meet in an adult support group at the same time their children are in their peer groups. For more information or to register, contact Melinda Ruppert at 410-535-0892 or mruppert@calverthospice.org. Registration deadline is February 15. Applications can be downloaded from our website at: http://calverthospice.org.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday, February 8th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. There will be a presentation “The Shape of Things to Come” by author, instructor and master quilter Gyleen Fitzgerald, www.colorfulstitches.com. There is a $5.00 fee for non-members this night. New members and guest welcome. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public. Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group page on Facebook for guild information.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday, March 14th, 6:30pm, atGood Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. This meeting features“Bringing Your Quilts to Life” with a virtual trunk show and presentation by Kimberly Jones. New members and guest welcome. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public. Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group page on Facebook for more information.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday, April 11th, 6:30pm, at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. The meeting features a trunk show and lecture on the use of color in quilting by guild member Mary Krishnamurty. New members and guest welcome. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public. Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group page on Facebook for guild information.

 

Pax River Quilters Guild - the next monthly meeting will be held Monday, May 9th, 6:30pm, at GoodSamaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, MD. This meeting features the display and voting on our President's Challenge Quilts inspired from the Emerson quote “the sky is the daily bread of the eyes”. Board elections will also be part of this meeting. New members and guest welcome. Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and is open to the public. Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group page on Facebook for guild information.

 

The Port Tobacco River Conservancy’s ChocolateFest Fundraiser will be at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 7 pm Friday February 12, 2016. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dancing, raffle for a wagon full of Cheer worth a few hundred dollars, and games of chance played with Real Money for Real Money. Landing Mary, a popular Southern Maryland band, will provide the music. The ticket price of $40 includes the food, deserts [chocolate candies and chocolate fountain for dipping], one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Tickets can be purchased online at porttobaccoriver.org . Any questions just call 301-934-2025

 

The Sounds of Music to be performed by St. Mary's Ryken (SMR) students on Thursday, March 3; Friday, March 4; Saturday, March 5; and Sunday, March 6. The performances are open to the public. Three students from Father Andrew White School and one student from St. John's Catholic School will perform with the SMR cast.  Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In addition, there will be a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday. All performances will be held in the Romuald Hall Theater on the lower campus. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.smrhs.org/. The lobby will open for ticket sales one hour before show time. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $7 for students. St. Mary's Ryken is at 22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown, MD, 20650.  The performances are open to all ages.

 

Celebrate Black History Month with Calvert Library!  Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting an exhibit now through March celebrating the contributions of the Negro Leagues to America’s game of baseball.  Some of the greatest baseball players to have played came from the Negro Leagues.  While segregation kept black players from playing in the white major leagues, the Negro league games filled the stands with fans of top-notch ball.  The exhibit includes photos and artifacts put together by Dwayne Renal Sims.  Sims is the founder of Negro League Legends Hall of Fame and author of Scurlock “Negro Leagues.”  The library will host Mr. Sims on Tuesday, February 23, with a reception at 6:30pm and the presentation Negro Leagues Separate & Unequal will begin at 7pm.  The presentation will be followed by a discussion and book signing.  Come share your memories of baseball and learn about this important part of our history.

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2 – STEAK NIGHT.  Picky about your steak?  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master and get it the way you want.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY February 5 – PORK RIBLETS DINNER.   Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.    The dinner will include all the trimming, roll, and salad.  The cost is $12, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7 - MEETING OF THE COCOONS – The American Legion Auxiliary Juniors (Cocoons) Stallings-Williams Post 206 will hold its February meeting commencing at 2:00 p.m. in the Post upper level Meeting Hall at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260.  Questions may be directed to Clarisse Choux at (443)964-5461.

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 – SHROVE TUESDAY MEAL – The American Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a Shrove Tuesday meal on February 9, 2016, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lower Level Dining Room of the   American Legion Post at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Cost is $6 and includes Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, and Applesauce.   Public warmly invited.  For information call (301)855-6466.

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 – SAL MONTHLY MEETING.  The Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 will hold its Monthly Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday February 9, 2016, in the Main Meeting Hall, upper level of the Post.  All Members are encouraged to attend.  For information call Commander Ward at 410-610-7217.  www.ALPost206.org 

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 – STEAMED SHRIMP DINNER.  Hosted by the  Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206.   Dinner will be served in the lower level dining room of the Post on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  The price of $12 includes sides, roll, and a beverage.  Public warmly welcomed.  For more info call (301)855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

SATURDAY  FEBRUARY  13 – COUNTRY & VALENTINE’S DANCE.  Time to Boogie, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public Welcome.  If you can't dance, teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and  munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level Ballroom.   For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org Reservations: LBloyer@Verizon.net

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 – ALL U CARE TO EAT SWEETHEART BREAKFAST.   For a very special treat, bring your Sweetheart to start the day with a hearty breakfast including the Chef’s Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits,  Pastries, Fruit, Chip Beef and assorted beverages.  Public Welcome.  Door Prize Drawings.  Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Post Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $12; kids 6-12 $6; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 – STEAK NIGHT.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master & you get what you ordered.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room.  Public  welcome.  For more information, call (301)855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19 – GUMBO WITH RICE DINNER.  Chef Marti will be dishing up this luscious entre with all the sides and a beverage beginning at 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm   Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 . This is a meal you won’t soon forget. In the lower level dining room, the cost is $12 including sides, salad, and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.   Public Welcome.  www.ALpost206.org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19 - MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the general meeting starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 – TUESDAY FAMILY DINNER.  Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  The menu will feature Pizza ($8 + extra toppings), Chicken Fingers & Fries ($6), and Fries ($2).  Call for more information (301) 855-6466. Public Welcome.  www.ALpost206. org

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 – MEAT OR LENTEN DINNER.  You won’t be disappointed when you come and join us for the Chef Brenda’s Meatloaf or Fish Dinner to benefit the Southern District Children & Youth Program.  It will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the lower-level Dining Room hosted by the Auxiliary of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach.   Public  Welcome.  The $12 price includes entrée, salad, sides, roll, and beverage.  Call 301-855-6644 for more information. www.ALpost206.org

 

The St. Mary's County Camera Club will meet at 7 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd  at the Lexington Park Library.  Paul Lenharr  will present a program on Underwater Photography.

 

Italian Dinner & Brown Bag Auction: Father Andrew White School will be hosting a delicious Italian Dinner and Brown Bag Auction on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. in the school gym. The menu includes spaghetti, homemade marinara sauce, homemade meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, and desserts. Tickets will also be on sale for a variety of filled themed baskets that will be raffled at the dinner. Dinner prices are $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 6-11, and $3 for ages 5 and under.

 

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016: BINGO-Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Hwy-Waldorf Jaycee Bldg. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For further information call 301-638-4420. (Hosted by Senior Services a non-profit United Way partner agency “Caring for Those Who Cared for You”)

 

The Seventh District VFD Auxiliary will be having a Pancake Supper on Tuesday February 9th, 2016 4:30 PM -7:30 PM at the Firehouse at 21660 Colton Point Road Avenue, MD 20609. Menu will include Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Baked Apple dessert, Coffee, Tea and Milk. Adults $11.00 Senior Citizens $10.00 Children 4 - 12 $3.00 3 and under Free

 

A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD) will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30. Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). No special clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. For more information and directions go to www.smtmd.org

Mt. Zion UMC Preschool will be hosting their annual Preschool Family Yard Sale on Saturday February 6th from 7am until 1pm. This indoor yard sale is open to the community and located at 21708 Mt. Zion Church Rd in Mechanicsville. Tables are available for rent at $30 for one, $45 for two. Please contact the preschool office at 301-884-5455 for table rental or questions. 

 

A Mardi Gras dinner dance will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall, Lexington Park on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Cocktails at 6:30, Cajun Dinner at 7:00, Fellowship and Dancing at 8:00.  $25.00 per person.  For information and tickets, please contact Preston Rose at (301) 863-5652 or mdrebel@md.metrocast.net

 

Join Leonardtown Elemenary School as they host their first Spring Shopping Extravaganza on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 22885 Duke Street, Leonardtown, MD. From 12:00-3:00 p.m. (Vendor/Crafter set-up begins at 10:00 a.m.). General Admission: One non-perishable food item, household cleaning item or toiletry item (per adult) to benefit LES Outreach Program.  Any crafters/vendors wishing to participate, please contact Michelle Roberts @ 301-475-0250 x103 or mdroberts@smcps.org before February 1, 2016

 

Who doesn’t love a free concert? Calvert Library has three special gems to offer this winter for a Winter Marches On concert series.  Each show is on a Wednesday at 7pm at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  Kicking off the series on February 10, is the ever popular US Navy Band Country Current. The second show on February 24, features US Army Band Downrange. The final show on March 9, will bring The Electric Brigade down from the US Naval Academy.  All three shows promise to lighten your spirit and shake you out of any winter doldrums so put them all on your calendar!  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

 

The non-profit Port Tobacco River conservancy (PTRC) is holding its 7th annual fundraiser at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway Waldorf at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 12, 2016.  This year’s theme is a CHOCOLATE FEST with Chocolate Galore: chocolate favors, chocolate fountains, chocolate drinks, gourmet chocolate desserts and many more  chocolaty items. The Jaycees Foundation will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres and there will be gaming using real money to win real money. The evening will include a Silent Auction and a Raffle for a Wagon of Cheer, valued at several hundred dollars.  Landing Mary, a popular Southern Maryland band, will provide the musical entertainment.  The ticket price of $40 will also include a free glass of wine, beer or soft drink.  Other drinks can be purchased at a Cash Bar.  Event tickets can be purchased online at porttobaccoriver.org  or by calling 301-934-2025

 

Father Andrew White School invites you to join us for our 8th annual spring social fundraiser: The Ghoulish Gala at the Haunted Mansion. It will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 7PM in the Father Andrew White School Gymnasium in Leonardtown, Maryland.  Tickets are $30 per person and include beer, wine, heavy hors d' oeuvres, and an event glass.  Entertainment by DJ Scram-Marc Shubrooks, live and silent auction, door prizes and much more! To receive more information, contact Jodi Stanalonis at 301-904-8408 or stanalonis6@gmail.com.

 

Three National Comedians will be coming on 20 Feb at 7 to 10 PM to 21847 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park to give you a night of Laughs. The featured comedian is CJ Burney, Anthony Davis and Bumby G will be there too. Our host is KD Comic. Cost is $5.  For further information go to www.PARKROCK.com or call 240-925-8659. PJMA Inc.:  PJMA was started in St. Mary's County in June of 2003 as a franchise of the not for profit corporation, My Brother's Place Inc, Waldorf, MD; in 2009 it was incorporated in Maryland a separate not-for-profit corporation.

 

BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire & Rescue on 200 Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard, Maryland. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m., and the Early Bird game starts at 7:00 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for sale. Stop by on Fridays for fun and help out your local fire department.

 

State of Maryland Boating Safety Class Plus: Student Introduction to Marlinspike (knots), Charts and VHF Radio use. – Must Attend Both Classes for Certification. Saturdays, February 27th and March 5th. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. At 5861 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale Maryland. 1st Family Member - $25, $10 for each additional Member. Presented by: U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-07. Pre-registration will secure your place, Contact: Lynn Fountain – 410-570-5478.

 

American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD on Sunday February 14, 2016 with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out plus singer/songwriter, David Norris, opening the show at 2:00 pm. The doors open at Noon and the show starts at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $15.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. A dinner special of Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork will be available for sale prior to the show for a separate price.  The American Legion is located on the corner of Maryland Rt. 381 and 231 in Hughesville, MD.  For more information, visit www.americanlegionbluegrass.com or call 301-737-3004.

 

Come celebrate love and friendship at the Friends and Lovers Evening Soirèe, hosted by the Community Mediation Center of Calvert (CMCC). Join us for delicious tidbits, music by Gretchen and Randy Richie, silent auction, and more!  Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at 14604 Hg Trueman Road, Solomons. All proceeds benefit CMCC and will help provide no cost mediation services to Calvert County residents. Tickets are $30 prior to February 1 and $35 thereafter. Get your tickets now by going to our website:www.calvert-mediation.org and clicking on Events or by calling 443.295.7456.

 

The 2nd District, Company 6 aka Valley Lee VFD & RS 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, MD 20692; has some upcoming events: 9 February 2016 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner; starts 5:00 p.m. & ends at 7:00 p.m.; Cost for adults is $7.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $3.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage links; Assorted Juices, milk and coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999. 14 February 2016 – Breakfast - All-You-Can-Eat; starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.; Cost for adults is $8.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $4.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu consists of scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Hot Biscuits, Creamed Chipped Beef, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Assorted Juices, milk and coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999. Interested Crafters / Vendors to participate in Craft / Vendor Spring Fair on the 19th of March from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Reserve a space / table for $25.00 contact Darlene @ 240-434-1095.

 

The Humane Society of Charles County is hosting the 2016 Top Dog Dinner & Dance "Mardi Paws" on April 1, 2016 from 6:30pm-11:00pm at the Waldorf Jaycees Banquet Hall. Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, silent auctions, dinner, dancing, and so much more, all benefiting the Humane Society of Charles County. For more information, please visit the website at HumaneSocietyCC.Org or call 301-645-8181.

Calvert Hospice announces the spring session of Bridges from February 25 through April 14. The group will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Attendees participate in group activities that assist in coping and healing. There are groups for children ages 6 – 17 and for adult family members. Pre-registration is required. To register or receive more info, contact Melinda Ruppert at 410-535-0892 or email mruppert@calverthospice.org.

 

The Charles County Antique Arts Association will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the Charles County Social Services Building, 200 Kent Avenue, LaPlata, MD 20646. Joyce Ramsey will present her collection of Vintage Costume Jewelry from the 1940s through 1960s. She will discuss top designers, unique materials, and how silver was substituted during WWII. Wear your own costume jewelry for fun and sharing! This promises to be a very informative and interesting presentation. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 240-271-9838.

 

Father Andrew White, a Pre-K - 8th grade Catholic school located in Leonardtown, MD will be hosting an Open House on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 10 - 11:30am, and again on Sunday, February 21st from 12 - 1:30pm. All interested families are invited to visit the award winning National Blue Ribbon School! Come meet the dedicated and caring staff and find out how the students are "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow, and Living our Faith." Please consider taking a tour and learning about the full day or half day Pre-K program, as well as advanced Math programs, faith formation, service projects, STEM/Robotics clubs, athletics, fine arts, extended care programs, and many family activities. Financial Aid is available. Come be a part of this exceptional school. For more information, please contact Father Andrew White School at 301-475-9795 or frandwh@verizon.net or visit the website at fatherandrewwhite.org.

 

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Anne Arundel County Blood Bus, will hold a blood drive on Monday, February 8th, from  11:30 to 4:30 at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, 3245 Old Washington Road.  To make a reservation call (443) 481-4215 or sign up on-line at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084caba92ea5fb6-waldorf .  All donors will receive a free long-sleeved tee shirt. The Waldorf Lions Club is a non-profit organization serving Waldorf and Charles County.

 

 

Do you live in the Tri-County Area of Southern Maryland? If Yes!! Then this message is for you. The Charles County Department of Social Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services and St Mary’s County Department of Social Services are looking for individuals like you to become foster parents to children in the tri-county area. Foster parents offer temporary/short-term care and supportive services to children who are unable to live at home due to abusive and/or neglectful situations. For more information on how to become a foster parent, please contact the Tri-County Recruiter at 301-392-6727 or via email at cclarke@maryland.gov.

 

Family Day — Astronomy at the National Museum of the Marine Corps located on 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172. Saturday, March 12, 2016 (5:30 - 8:30 PM). The stars have always been important to Marines.  Come learn why! **This is an outdoor program please dress appropriately.  Location: Teacher-in-Residence Trailer at the Museum. Website details:  http://www.usmcmuseum.com/news_calendar.asp. All events are FREE and parking is FREE!

 

Family Day — Chocolate at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172. Saturday, February 13, 2016 (12:00 - 3:00 PM) Learn how the Tootsie Roll came to the rescue of Marines during the Korean War and other uses of chocolate by U.S. Marines. It all happens at the Teacher-in-Residence Trailer at the Museum. Website details:  http://www.usmcmuseum.com/news_calendar.asp. All events are FREE and parking is FREE!

 

 

Hospice of St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for our organization.  For more information, please contact Katy Crowell, Volunteer Coordinator, at 301-994-3075 or mary.k.crowell@medstar.net

 

A Sweetheart Dinner Sponsored by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd  in  Mechanicsville will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Doors open at 6 pm. Dinner at 7 pm. There will be live music and Prime Rib and Crab Cake (you get both), Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine and more. Cost:  $35 per person  includes meal and entertainment. BY RESERVATION ONLY BY FEB. 7. 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE WELCOME. Call Frank Hill at 301-884-3811 or 301-481-5536 to make reservation.

 

The Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer chorus that raises funds for local charities, is looking to add singers to the chorus.  No auditions are required.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477 or email him at lbrown9601@verizon.net.

AUDITIONS:  Southern Community Center, Saturdays, January 30, February 6 and February 13, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for the Passion of Christ.  Calling all actors!!! This community-based production is open to everyone no matter who you are and requires about 30 men, 20 women and ten children, plus singers and dancers.  If possible, please bring a short prepared piece to highlight your talents.  The production will be March 25th (Good Friday) and 26th.  For further information contact (443) 295-3202 or Facebook: Passion of Christ Southern Maryland.

 

Are you a fan of Japanese manga, or comics in general, and between the ages of 10 and 17? Do you love to draw? Would you like to learn to draw? Manga Otaku Artist Nights take place on the first Tuesday of every month of 2016, at the Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch. Artist, illustrator and Calvert librarian McNevin Hayes will guide you through the basics of story layout, thumbnails and character construction. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 to draw, talk and share our love for our favorite titles and characters! Be sure to register for each night, though; space is limited! For information contact McNevin Hayes at 410-257-2411.

Little Flower School Annual Benefit Auction presents…A NIGHT IN THE ORIENT! Saturday, February 27, 2016 Tickets available now! Early Bird Ticket Special until January 31, 2016 –$45 person/$80 couple. Beginning February 1, 2016 – $50 person/$85 couple. SILENT & LIVE AUCTION ITEMS. 50/50 Raffles – Basket Raffles – Jewelry Raffle, Silent Auction Bidding starts at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, Live Auction at 8:00pm. Table reservations available for parties of 8 only. Cash, check & Credit (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) accepted. Contact Barbara Stirling at lfs8@littleflowercatholic.org or visit lfsauction.webs.com ALL PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT LFS……..THANK YOU!!

 

Each year the Commission for Women in Calvert County solicits nominations of women who excel in three areas – advocacy, business leadership, and service. The Commission also honors a “Woman of Tomorrow” – a girl or young woman under age 20 who is already making a difference through her advocacy, leadership, or service.  The main criterion for “Woman of Tomorrow” is impact on our community, not academic excellence. Please help by nominating an exceptional woman or girl whom you know through your community or workplace, from your place of worship, or through school or community activities. Simply download the short Nomination Form from the Commission’s website – www.calvertwomen.org.

 

 

Christmas in April is the largest home rehabilitation organization in America. Its mission is to build partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities of low-income, elderly, disabled and military veteran homeowners so they can live in warmth, safety, and independence. Christmas in April Calvert County is looking for new volunteer House Captains to lead the restoration effort for several Calvert County homes in April 2016. We need individuals with leadership skills and experience in home repair. Training will be provided. As a house captain, you will see the joy and appreciation of a homeowner whose house has just been restored by your team. It’s an amazing feeling that few people ever experience. To volunteer or to learn more about being a House Captain, please contact Steve Sanders, (443) 532-6334, or steve.sanders@exeloncorp.com.

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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