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A conference for parents and educators featuring Jed Baker will be held on November 12 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center.  Learn how to handle meltdowns, reduce frustration and anxiety, motivate students to learn, and teach social skills and acceptance by peers.  This workshop is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Collaborative for Families of Children with Disabilities.  To register, visit www.autismsupport-somd.org or call 202-629-8746.


North Point High School is proud to present their fall play 'The Mouse That Roared' on November 13th, 14th, and 15th. This comedy about a small nation that accidentally takes over the United States will leave attendees sore from laughter. All shows will begin at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For more information you can call North Point High School in Waldorf, Maryland.


It is that time of year again!  Friends of Calvert Library are hosting their Fall Pub Quiz on Friday, November 14.  Calvert Library Prince Frederick doors open at 6:30pm and the quiz begins promptly at 7pm.  You must have a picture ID verifying that you are 21 or older to enter.  Teams of up to six people can be registered through Calvert Library’s online calendar at calvert.lib.md.us.  However, participation is first-paid, first-served, so come to any Calvert Library location and pay your stake so that your team will be ensured a spot in the competition.  This event fills up quickly and there are only a few team spots remaining. There are lots of rules, some may even be made up on the spot(!), and the format is detailed on the Calvert Library website (calvertlibrary.info). For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.


Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold an all you can eat Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, Saturday November 1st from 3-7 p.m. the cost is $14 for adults, $7 for children up to age 12 and free under the age of 4. Carryout will be available the day of the dinner by calling (410) 535-3177. The church is located at 1250 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639.


The new award-winning, short documentary about the powerful healing of therapeutic riding for a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury will be screened at the CSM La Plata campus on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30am in the BI Building (8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646) and at the CSM Leonardtown campus on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6pm in the auditorium of the A Building (22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650). Both screenings are free to the public.


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 –BULL & OYSTER ROAST.  The Sons of the American Legion will sponsor a Stupendous Bull & Oyster Roast with all the trimmings starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  The $30.00 advance admission ($35 at the door) includes all you care to eat  & draft beer from 3 to 6 pm. and the DJ Stephen Varney will play dance tunes until 11 pm.  Public warmly welcomed.  Sound good?  Get your tickets today  from the Bartender or any SAL Officer or for more information, call 301-855-6466  www.ALpost206.org

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 – STEAK DINNER.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master.  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 NOVEMBER 7 - BAKED CHICKEN 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.  Chef Jack will be whipping up his World-Famous Baked Chicken with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10, including salad and beverage. Public invited.  Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org

SATURDAY  NOVEMBER 8  - COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  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 light munchies.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level  Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.   Public welcome.  For information call  301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 – ALL U CARE TO EAT FALL BREAKFAST.  On a chilly morning, start off the day with a hearty breakfast including Hot Cakes, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits,  Fruit, and Chip Beef.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Adults $10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  Public welcome.  For information call 301-855-6466. www.ALpost206.org


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 – Veterans Day Ceremony.  Services will be conducted at  1:00 p.m. in Veterans Park in Chesapeake Beach followed by an Open House at the Post for the Public and Members.   Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Auxiliary Post 206, Commander Charles Choux.  For more information call (301) 855-6466.  All are welcome. www.ALpost206.org


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 – CASUAL TUESDAY DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  Under the supervision of Chef Judi Granados, the menu for “Casual Tuesday Dinner” will include that ever-popular Tex-Mex with all the trimmings.  The cost is $10, including beverage. Public Welcome.  Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  www.ALpost206.org


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 – Baked Pork Loin Dinner – A tantalizing Pork dinner with trimmings, salad, and beverage for this informal dinner will impress your taste buds. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Sons of the American Legion from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget.  Cost is $10 including beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.   Public Welcome. www.ALpost206.org


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18 – STEAK DINNER.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master.  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 NOVEMBER 21 –CHICKEN BRUCHETTA DINNER.  Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Riders Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  Chef Judi will present a menu led by Chicken Bruchetta Shells with all the trimmings and a beverage..  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  Public welcome.  www.ALpost206.org


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 – ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR.  The ever-popular Annual Bazaar features something for everyone.   Raffles, Bake sale, crafts, gifts, decorations, and Santa.  From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., come for a light breakfast and stay for the Special Lunch.  Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary in the Upper Level Main Hall on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. There is no Admission Fee and the Public is welcome.   For more information, or to rent a table ($30 & up), call  Brenda Miller (443)964-5722.  www.ALpost206.org


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25 –“CASUAL TUESDAY DINNER”. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  Under the supervision of the incomparable Chef Judi, the menu will include Shrimp with all the trimmings and a beverage..  The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.  Public welcome.  www.ALpost206.org


Encounter Christian Center (ECC) is sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat Friday October 31st at the Charlotte Hall Shopping Center parking lot and ECC grounds in conjunction with Autumn-eFest.  Come and bring your kids, your neighbor's kids, and yourselves in costume (big kids can dress up too!) and enjoy the fun. There will be hayrides, a bonfire, light eats like hotdogs and chips, warm apple cider, smores, and other harvest time fellowship. Don't miss out on this family event.  No charge, just come and enjoy the good times.  Fun starts at 6pm and runs until 8pm.  30080 Henry Lane in Charlotte Hall, MD just off of Rte 5. See you there!


The 7th annual production of The Passion of Christ Southern Maryland will have planning meeting on November 24, 2014 at 7 PM, at St. Paul UMC, 11000 HG Trueman Road, Lusby.  This meeting (and the production) is open to all to participate.  We are constantly looking for new leadership and this meeting will provide the opportunity for you to join with other individuals and churches to explore supporting and guiding this production.  This is an opportunity for local business to get involved with a community event that draws 500+ people each year. Interests include food-vending service, T-shirts and clothes, public relations, or help with the set.   If you are a church leader, this is an opportunity for your members to participate in a wonderful ministry presenting the story of Jesus' last week on earth with dialogue, song and dance.  For more information see:  Passion of Christ Southern Maryland on Facebook.  The play itself will be outdoors, the first weekend of April, at the corner of HG Trueman and Cove Point Roads in Lusby.


Southern Maryland Community Network's Annual 5K Resolution Race will be held on New Year's at at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee is $30 (kids 9 and under are free). Register on active.com or the day of. All runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Call 410-535-4787 for more information. Proceeds benefit mental health programs.


If you are a Parent of a teen or Adult child struggling with addiction and feel alone, please know, you are NOT. This is a growing epidemic among our young adults in Southern Maryland. Now being addressed as a Health Care Crisis. PABA, ( Parents Affected By Addiction ) will be meeting on Thursday, November 13 @ the Charles County Sheriffs HQ in La Plata. Doors open @ 6  -  Meeting begins @ 6:30.  ALL ARE WELCOME. This is a meeting of parents, grandparents, family members helping each other, through listening and understanding, addressing concerns and providing support  AND trying to find ways to prevent the continued crisis thru Education. If you would like to attend, or just want more information, resources for help, contact Pabaparents@yahoo.com


Pathways is holding its third annual dinner/dance and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Solomons.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door, and $40 for groups of ten or more.  This year includes an on-line auction lasting from September 22 to November 12. Bid on great travel packages, sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind experiences!  For details visit www.pathwaysinc.org/fundraiser/htm.


The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. On November 11, 2014, the chorus will sing patriotic music during the Veterans Day Programs at the Prince Frederick Court House at 11 a.m., and at the Veterans Memorial Park at 1 p.m. in Chesapeake Beach.   The public is invited to attend.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net for further information regarding the Chesapeake Community Chorus.


On November 14th there will be a designer purse Bingo at Little Flower School at 20410 Point Lookout Road. Doors open at 6 pm. Bingo begins at 7 pm. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission includes a book of 20 games Special games available for $1 each. Call 301-994-0404 or email LFSoffice@littleflowercatholic.org for advance tickets or to reserve your table. Buy your ticket now and you will be entered into a drawing to win a special designer item! Raffle baskets, 50/50 and door prizes!!  Refreshments available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Little Flower School.

American Legion Post 221 is sponsoring a pork loin and beef sandwich sale. Pork loin, sliced roast beef, and BBQ beef sandwiches will be sold on both Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, at American Legion Post 221 @ 21690 Colton's Point Rd (Rt. 242), in Avenue, MD. The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and sandwiches will cost $6.00 each. Call (301) 884-4071 for further information.


Hawthorne Greene Vendor Show, Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hawthorne Greene Clubhouse, 234 Williamsburg Circle, La Plata; One stop shopping, over 20 vendors, Proceeds to benefit local charities.


St. Mary’s Ryken is hosting an Open House on Sunday, November 2, from 12 to 3 p.m. Meet the students, faculty and administration. Learn about the college preparatory curriculum, the 1:1 iPad program, and athletics and extracurricular activities. Tour the beautiful college-like campus.  Check-in anytime between 12 and 3 p.m. Presentations on application procedure, financial aid and more will be at 12:30 and at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 301-373-4183 or by email at admissions@smrhs.org. The school website is www.smrhs.org.


The Benedict Volunteer Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad will be holding a SANTA FUN RUN 5k. The run is Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 at Serenity Farm, Serenity Farm Rd., Benedict, Md. 20612. Gates open at 2pm  with the Run/walk starting at 3:30 pm. Registration is now open, go to www.bvfdrs.com and follow the link to register for more info call 301-399-6280.


Attention students!  The Maryland Emergency Management Association is offering one $1,000 scholarship for the 2015 school year in Southern Maryland. The Association’s objective is to assist students pursuing a career in Emergency Management or in a related field (examples include Public Safety, Disaster Relief, Public Services, Weather Services, Corporate Risk Management or Meteorology) while promoting Emergency Management in the State of Maryland. Applicants must be a senior enrolled in an accredited Maryland High School.  Applications can be obtained from local high school guidance offices or can be requested from the St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology via e-mail at ema@stmarysmd.com. The application process also requires a written essay to be submitted as well. The deadline for both is April 1, 2015.


“Much Ado About Nothing,” William Shakespeare’s witty, comic romp, opens on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Nov.16, in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students, St. Mary’s College staff, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. To make reservations, call the Theater Box Office at 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu.


Holiday  Boutique:  Saturday November 01, 2014 at 21707 Three Notch Road, 1/4 mile south of PAX NAS Gate 2 at Fleet Reserve Association Branch 93 hosted by the Auxiliary, 10am - 3pm.  Crafts, vendors for a variety of items and a light lunch for sale. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad will be holding a Bull/Oyster Roast on November 15, 2014 @ 5PM - 7PM with a dance to follow featuring the "Country Memories" band. The cost is $30.00 per person and it is BYOB with mixers provided by the squad. For further information contact the squad at 410-535-9836.


Auction to benefit Immaculate Conception Church’s Parish Hall on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6 P.M. Preview at 4 P.M. at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall (located up the hill behind the church) 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Maryland. Live auction, Country Store, bake table, raffles, food table, garden table, and Christmas table, and lots of fun and excitement. Visa and M/C accepted. For information, contact: Evelyn Arnold (301) 884-4567. Paul Bean (301) 884-4484. Georgia Russell (301) 904-3807. Rectory (301) 884-3123


The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will host both the Sam Grow and Justin Crenshaw Bands for a show! Admission is $25 and all proceeds will benefit the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association with the 2015 Firemen's Convention. There will be many awesome raffles and door prizes, and food and alcohol will be available for sale. You must be 21 to enter! Grab some friends and make plans to come on out and support the SMVFA/NVRSFD. This will be an awesome event that you won't want to miss! Thanks for your support! For more info visit www.smvfa.net, www.nvrsfd.com or call Andrew at 301-751-6154!


The Second District Volunteer Fire Department in Valley Lee is asking you to stop by the final community forum for the Feasibility study regarding options for our Fire & EMS station in Valley Lee Md.  All potential options have been discussed and evaluated. The Committee needs your input to complete the Feasibility Study. Come to the Final Community Forum on Thursday November 6th at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station. Don’t miss this FINAL opportunity to provide input. For more information visit the website at www.sdvfdrs.org


Cub Scout Pack 1799 will be hosting their first Good Deed Endurance Run/Walk around Tilghman Lake in La Plata on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9:00am. You may register to walk/run on Active.Com or email the race director Chris Zabriskie at zabriskiect@gmail.com The cost to register is $35.00. And for those who are scouts or under the age of 12, the cost to register is $25.00.  Prizes, Swag, Food and more, hope to see you there!!


La Plata High School is proud to present the family-friendly musical "The Addams Family".  The musical will run November 6, 7, and 8 at 6:30pm in the La Plata High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Please contact La Plata High School for more information.


Come celebrate with us at the Relay For Life of St. Mary's County Open House!  We'll be at the James Forrest Technology Center in Leonardtown, MD on November 19th, from 6-8 pm.  This event is open to the public, and the 2015 Event Leadership Team will be on-hand to answer all questions. Survivors and team members are encouraged to attend.  There will be fun, games, door prizes, and refreshments.  Registration for the 2015 Relay For Life of St. Mary's County is FREE! To find out more about Relay For Life of St. Mary's County, visit our website at, find us on Facebook, or contact Event Chair Melanie Smith, info@stmarysrelay.org.

It's the 210 Sportsman Bonanza Nov. 8th 2014 at the BRYANS ROAD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, Doors open at 4, starting at 5pm we give away a prize every 10 minutes until 9PM.  at 9PM is the grand prize drawing. Don't have to be present to win. Food and drink provided. Proceeds benefit the volunteer fire department, over $28,000 dollars in prizes, See the website www.brvfd.com for more info or to order tickets. 


The 26th Annual Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees, a community event and Calvert Hospice fundraiser that ushers in the holiday season is right around the corner!    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, Quilt Raffle  and the annual Gingerbread House competition. The The following opportunities are available: Festival Sponsorship, Tree Sponsorship, Poinsettia Purchase, Program Advertisement and Volunteer. If you or your business would like to support this year’s festival, please visit calverthospice.org or call 410.535.0892.


Help support Windows of Strength, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization assisting organ transplant recipients and their caregivers with non-medical costs.  Join us for our annual holiday gift show.  Enjoy an afternoon shopping an array of unique items.  Kids visit with Santa from 12:30-2:00PM.  Free photo’s with Santa, face painting and games.  Door prizes. Gift show co-hosts – North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.  Proceeds benefit Windows of Strength. WHEN:  Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 11:00AM-4:00PM. WHERE:  North Beach VFD – 8536 Bayside Road, North Beach MD. CONTACT: Windows of Strength PO Box 584 Chesapeake Beach MD  20732

443-951-5125. Email:  mywish@windowsofstrength.org Website:  www.windowsofstrength.org


HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE (Food also for sale) at the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department, EMS and Aux. Attention Crafters and Vendors: The CIFVD & EMS will be holding a Holiday Craft Sale with Crafters & Vendors on Sat., December 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island. Table rental is as follows:  $20 for 1 table; $35 for 2; $50 for 3.  Electrical outlets are limited and will assigned on a first come basis.  The CIVFD will be preparing food items for sale in the kitchen.  All proceeds benefit the CIVFD & EMS.  For information or a crafter or vendor wanting space, call (301) 259-4375 or (301) 259-2730.


Are you a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault? The Crisis Intervention Center in Calvert County Maryland is pleased to announce it's support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Meetings are held weekly and provide a safe place to come for healing and support.  The Crisis Intervention Center offers short term crisis services, court advocacy as well as long term therapy for victims free of charge.  Don't suffer in silence any longer.  Please call 410-535-1121 for further information.


The Woman's Club of St. Mary's County will  be having a used clothing drive to raise money for their Scholarship Fund.  It will be held on Friday,  November 14th from 10 AM to 1 PM on the upper level of the parking lot at the Hollywood VFD, rain or shine.  Needed: clean wearable clothing for all season's and all sizes of men's, ladies and kids clothing as well as shoes.  Blankets, tablecloths, sheets, draperies, curtains, pillows, towels, small rugs, quilts, comforters and pots and pans may also be donated.  All items should be placed in a 30 gallon, tightly tied plastic bag.  Items not accepted include VCR Tapes, CD's, books, oversized play sets, car seats, outdoor play sets or exercise equipment.  Your donation is tax deductible. A receipt will be provided upon request.  If you have any questions please contact Betty Currie at 301-373-4816 or Noreen Neel at 301-994-1038.


Deer hunting season has begun; learn what you can do with the hide.  Historic St. Mary’s City is hosting a Hide Tanning Workshop on Saturday, November 1; from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Discover how to tan deer skin in the same manner as the Native People of Maryland.  This is a dirty job using raw animal parts and period correct tools – please dress accordingly! Admission is $14 ($12 Friends members) and reservations are required - contact HSMC at 240-895-4990 or info@digshistory.org.  Check in at the Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City) before moving to the Indian Hamlet for the Workshop.  This event is appropriate for those age 13 years and older and teens under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Historic St. Mary's City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital.  For more information, call 1-800-762-1634, 240-895-4990, or visit the museum’s web site, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.


Maryland law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets are vaccinated for rabies. Protect your furry friends, bring your pet to a free rabies clinic Sunday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department (911 Washington Avenue, La Plata).  Dog and cat licenses will be available for purchase. The fee for a pet license is $5 if your animal is altered and $25 if your animal is not altered.  All dogs must be leashed and all cats and ferrets must be contained in a carrier. The Charles County Animal Response Team (CART) volunteers, Charles County Animal Control, and the Charles County Department of Health are sponsoring the clinic. For more information about the free rabies clinic, contact the Charles County Department of Emergency Services at 301-609-3425 or e-mail Debbie Yost at YostD@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


The Kiwanis Aktion Club will be having a Quarter Auction on Friday, December 12th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. help raise funds to battle kidney cancer. Doors open at 5 and the Auction starts at 6. $3 each or two paddles for $5. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive an additional paddle free! For more information call Jennifer at 301-934-4561 or 301-536-0516.


Are you looking for some Halloween fun for you and your family? The     St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks’ Ghoulish Gala could be the answer! The Gala take place on Saturday October 25, from 5 – 8 p.m. for families with children of all ages. Come do the Monster Mash with us at Carver Recreation Center!  The cost is only $5 per child and adult with kids 2 and under free. This not –so-scary event will be a unique experience for Parents and children alike. Children & parents can dance their energy away on the dance floor with our DJ! There will be Halloween themed activities and games for children to participate in. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes so get creative!  All children must be pre-registered as space will be limited.  Register online at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate or by visiting Recreation & Parks main office in Leonardtown. For more information call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800 or 1801.


Celebrate Charles: FallFest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Blue Crabs Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). The Celebrate Charles Marketplace will showcase some of Southern Maryland’s most talented artists, authors, crafters, jewelers, and more. Live music is being performed by Sam Grow and The Sara Gray Band. Children can give their Halloween costumes a trial run on the Trick-Or-Treat Trail and can play all day in the Family Fun Zone, which will be full of inflatables, rides, face painting, a photo booth, and balloon twisters. Admission is free. However, there are fees for food and market purchases. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov.


Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Laurel Grove,(on Rt. 235 North of the Apple Basket)

will be having their Annual Craft Fair, Saturday, November 8, 9am to 2pm.

Over 30 crafters will be on hand including delicious food and bake sale.

All proceeds to benefit the church and its missions, sponsored by Sarah Circle/United

Methodist Women.


Two Holiday Events at Sotterley! Sotterley Christmas Traditions by Candlelight. December 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 & 20, 2014. Tours every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Advance reservations required. No walk-ins. $15 per person. Purchase tickets online: sotterley.org. And Family Plantation Christmas on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to kick-off your Christmas season at Sotterley’s Family Plantation Christmas on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Begin the day with Breakfast with Santa! We offer two seatings; 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The cost is $5 per person at the gate; children 2 and under FREE. The cost of Breakfast with Santa is $12 per person (which includes general admission for the day’s events) and requires advance reservations: 301-373-2280.


Chrysalis House, Inc. is a leading behavioral health agency for women and their children that provides comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment. We’re looking for women and men who are passionate about having an impact on the lives of our clients.  Join our Board of Directors.  No previous board experience is required and we offer a free trial period. Contact Terry Berg at 410 974-9695 or terrymagb@gmail.com for information about board membership. A variety of other volunteer opportunities are also available including; administrative assistant, receptionist, daycare assistant, groundskeeper, retail boutique assistant, and much more. Check out www.chrysalishouses.org for more information or contact Kristin McMahon, Director of Development at 410-974-6829 ext. 5123.


On Wednesday, November, 5, 2014, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick for an exclusive screening of the acclaimed film by Haifaa al-Mansour. Wadjda, an entrepreneurial 11-year-old Saudi girl, has big dreams, an independent nature, and the potential to inspire and change her community.  It is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and is the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director.  The film was widely acclaimed by critics and won many international film awards; audiences give it high praise as well.  Lights go down at 6:00 pm and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30pm.  Light refreshments and coffee will be served.  For more information call Robyn Truslow at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.


Second Annual “Stuff a Truck” Event to Benefit Toys for Tots of Calvert County:  Toys for Tots of Calvert County will be collecting toy donations at our “Stuff a Truck” Event Saturday, November 29, 2014 (9 am – 12 pm) at 150 Solomons Island Rd in Prince Frederick MD.  We anticipate over 1,000 children will benefit from Toys for Tots of Calvert County this year. Please help us make a child’s Christmas brighter by donating new, unwrapped toys.  Our wish list includes action figures, Doc McStuffin,  Monster High and Nerf toys, educational toys, handheld electronics, journals, Legos, make-up kits, sports equipment (soccer balls/footballs/basketballs), and stocking stuffers.  We appreciate your support!  For more information about Toys for Tots of Calvert County, please visit www.CalvertToysforTots.com.


On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland, will celebrate American Indian Heritage Day with a FREE event being held in their recreated Eastern Woodland Indian Village.  The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and will have entertainment and activities for the whole family.  Enjoy hands on craft activities, archery, storytelling, and traditional American Indian music and dance performed by the Piscataway Conoy Drum Circle and Dancers. This event celebrates and honors the contributions American Indians have made, and continue to make, to the social and cultural fabric of our nation.   Event will be held rain or shine.  For additional information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.


Chopticon High School’s Bravehouse Productions will present a suspenseful performance of Murder, My Sweet Matilda Thursday, November 6; Friday, November 7; and Saturday, November 8; in the Chopticon High School Auditorium. All shows will begin at 6:00 pm with doors opening at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 with a student ID. For more information about Bravehouse Productions, please contact Chopticon's Theatre Director, Mrs. Tracie Young, at 301.475.0215 x38157.

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!

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.


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.


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 at th Southern Maryland Higher Education Center on Airport Road in California on December 6th from 10 am - 5 pm. 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! The kids can have donuts with Santa at 10 am and 1 pm. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.



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.


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 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.  


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.



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




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.


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