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SATURDAY AUGUST 8-  COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance at the American Legion 206.  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 warmly welcomed.  Reservations: Lbloyer@verizon.net For information call 301-855-6466.  www.ALPost206.org

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 21- AMERICAN LEGION 206 MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  The regular monthly meeting of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 members will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Got something to say?  This is your chance.  All members are encouraged to attend. (301)855-6466.   www.ALPost206.org

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 18– AMERICAN LEGION 206 AUXILIARY MEETING – The Auxiliary General Meeting  begins at 7:00 p.m.  All members are encouraged to attend for a very important review of the upcoming year’s budget and rules.  For information call President Janice Marcellas at (301)399-7995.   www.ALPost206.org

 

Scoliosis Awareness 5K fun run/walk on August 22nd at Chaptico Park with registration beginning at 7am and the race beginning at 8am. For more information or to register online go to active.com and search for "scoliosis 5k."

 

On October 3rd, join hundreds of bikers and bike enthusiast for the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. You can stop by the Southern Maryland start location at 4580 Crain HWY, White Plains. There will be raffles, auctions, a bike show and tattoo contest. All benefiting the March of Dimes Mission for stronger, healthier babies. Register today at www.bikersforbabies.org/dmv.

 

The 30th annual running of the Chaptico Classic, described by Running Times as “one of the best county road races,” will take place on Saturday, August 29. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and races start at 8. Run a 5K or 10K T.A.C. certified course to score an award -- prizes will be awarded to the top male and female racers in several age categories for each event -- or walk for the fun of it.  This year the race will benefit many Southern Maryland charities. Registration is $30 ($35 on race day) and $15 for high school runners.  Pre-register by visiting www.active.com. Join us on August 29 at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall (37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico 20621) and run, walk, boogey, or crawl for the common good in the 30th annual Chaptico Classic.

 

Looking for a great sale of unique items? The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary (LVRSA) is having our 4th ANNUAL EVERYTHING SALE on August 15th at the Leonardtown Rescue Squad Building from 7am to 2pm.  There will be items for sale like plants, crafts, baked goods, and yard sale items.  You can also rent a table for $10 and sell your own items as well, just call Debra at 240-298-5444.  The LVRSA is also willing to take donations for the Everything Sale, contact Chip at 301-247-2418 or Ricky at 240-298-5310 to donate your gently used items.

An open rehearsal for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra will take place on Monday, August 24 from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Leonardtown High School.  Musicians entering 6th through 12th grades with at least one year of musical study may attend.  This is a full orchestra - all instruments are welcome! Anyone interested in joining the group may sign up to audition on the website.  Auditions will take place on August 25, 26 and 27 at Chopticon High School.  Please visit smyoc.org to find out more and to fill out an audition form.

 

Would you like to help your local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing the ground truth on the atmosphere observed from radar, satellites, and various reporting stations? The National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Charles County Office of Emergency Management will offer a SKYWARN® Spotter Class on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Adams 301-609-3430. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

The summer heat is upon us.  Consider giving a cat or kitten a cool home to laze about.   The adoption fees for all cats and kittens are reduced during the month of August. Cats (7 months and up) - $5 Kittens (8 weeks to 6 months) - $20. View some of the available cats in the free-roaming cat room at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/es/tcas/catcam. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. 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 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html to find your “purrfect” pet.

 

Port Tobacco River Conservancy is having it's 8th Annual Night on the River Sunset Fundraiser, which will be held at 7536 Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco, MD on Thursday, August 6, 2015,  from 7pm-10pm. There will be live music performed by Byx Bullock trio with Jennifer Cooper , silent auction, gift card raffles, a chance to win a cooler of cheer, cash bar, and heavy Hors d'Oeuvres and desserts. Tickets are $50 per person or $475 for 10.  Tickets include one free drink (beer, wine, or soft drink). Proceeds benefit PTRC's work to protect and restore Port Tobacco River and it's watershed. You can buy your tickets on our website: http://porttobaccoriver.org/, or call 301-934-2025 or email Julie at jsimpson@porttobaccoriver.org. Check our website or our Facebook page for updates on menu and auction items.

 

Be a Superhero! Runners and walkers are needed for Team CASA, the official charity team of the Maryland CASA Association at the Baltimore Running Festival at M & T Bank Stadium on October 17th. Every child needs a hero but abused and neglected children need Superheroes! Maryland CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children who are under court protection due to abuse and neglect. There are four races you can participate in which are the 5K, Team Relay, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. The time varies by race; however the first race starts at 8 AM. For more information go to www.marylandcasa.org. *Prices vary by race*

 

It's that time of year again. Time to rock the 4th annual Southern MD music & bike fest and raise funds for our service men & women who have served and protected our country. This year's event will be held at Leonardtown Fairgrounds on August 15th, gates open at noon, tickets are $10 in advance, $15 @ the door. Check out our website at www.somdbikefest.com for advance ticket purchase information. All proceeds to benefit the MD Patriot Guard, who support the Wounded Warrior Project, a project that helps our wounded vets and service men and women.

 

The 13th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, 2015. Like always, we have many exciting opportunities for companies and individuals to join us as sponsors and advertisers for the event! The generous support of community-minded people and local businesses ensures a successful event and enables Sotterley to continue its significant preservation and educational efforts. Potential Sponsors, please contact Nate Ryon, Development Manager: development@sotterley.org. For more information, we welcome your phone call: 301-373-2280.

Jealousy.  Ambition.  Deceit. The newly formed St. Mary's College Summer Theatre Intensive presents Shakespeare's Othello in a powerfully re-imagined production of the bard's classic. Join us for the program's inaugural performance run Friday, August 7 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm to capture how jealousy and manipulation can drive any man mad. Tickets are $5 at the door at St. Mary's College's Bruce Davis Theatre.

 

This year's Charles County Early Childhood Day takes place on Saturday, August 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD. The event helps connect parents and early childhood professionals to resources and activities to help children get a jump start on education. Come out and meet Healthy Families of Southern Maryland and learn  about their home visiting program. Healthy Families provides services FREE of charge to teen and first time parents who are residents of Charles and St. Mary's Counties and are either pregnant or have delivered within the last 3 months. For more information on Healthy Families call (301) 392-9332 or email quartey@center-for-children.org.

 

The St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold its Children’s Day event on Saturday, August 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free balloons, face painting, games, crafts, activities, snow cones and goody bags. The first 200 kids will receive a reusable water bottle. Community heroes from the Seventh District Fire Department, Seventh District Rescue Squad and Med-Star Hospital will offer activities promoting health and safety. Children 12 years and younger may enjoy free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park. The last boat ride to the island will depart from the museum pier at 2 p.m. and the last boat to return from the island will be at 3 p.m. The St. Clement’s Island Museum is located at 38370 Point Breeze Rd. in Colton’s Point, MD.  The museum and grounds are handicap accessible but the water taxi and island are not.  For more information please call the St. Mary’s county Museum Division at 301-769-2222 or visit www.stmarysmd.com/recerate/museums.  In the event of rain or high winds boat service will be cancelled and elements of the program will be moved inside the museum.

 

Event: 2nd Annual Back To School Drive & Community Day on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10AM - 3PM. it will take place at the Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church, Inc., on 2224 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Cost: Free to the Public. There will be food and fun for the whole family.

 

The Mechanicsville Moose Lodge #495 located at 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, MD will be hosting a Veterans' Afternoon Out on September 13th, 2015  from 12 - 4 p.m.   Come enjoy a fried chicken buffet w/ all the trimmings, a DJ  and football on the flat screens. The cost is  $12.00 per person, 7 and under free , and all Veterans free with valid ID or DD 214. There will also be bingo, 50/50's, & money wheel with additional purchase  and a cash bar. Please plan to join the Women of the Moose Chapter #444 so we all can meet and greet our neighbors from the Charlotte Hall Veterans' Home, local veterans, wounded warriors and their families.  This event is open to the public and proceeds will help benefit the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. For more information please contact Michele Hughes at 301-641-5000.

 

On Saturday, August 8, 2015, the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society is once again offering a 1‐day workshop for singers of all ages.  The instructors will be two masters of their craft. This year’s workshop begins by focusing on the heart and mechanics of singing – what happens as you sing, and how to improve and preserve your vocal skills through correct vocal techniques. You will learn where this thing we call “singing” starts, and how to keep singing at peak performance through special vocal exercises. The workshop will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. Cost per participant is $25 ($20 if you pre‐register).  Please contact Carol at 301-642-0594 to register.

 

You won’t want to miss the annual Luau for Calvert Hospice on Thursday, August 13th at 3939 Oyster House Rd, Broomes Island, MD 20615. Doors open at 6 pm. Come out for a night of great food, tropical drinks, raffles, silent and live auctions.  Dance music by the NightLife Band! Tickets are $125 in advance, $135 at the door.  All proceeds benefit the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. To order tickets, visit the website at www.calverthospice.org or call 410-535-0892. See you there!

 

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation launches its sixth annual Summer Concert Series at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. with a patriotic performance by the United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team, on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. As one of the U.S. Army’s premier musical organizations, the Old Guard Fife and Drums Corps has captivated audiences across the nation and overseas for over 50 years.  All summer concert events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Families and friends are invited to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy what will be a memorable summer evening with live, outdoor entertainment. Outdoor concessions will be available. The Museum will remain open until the 7 p.m. Those planning to attend should follow the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation on Facebook and Twitter in case of inclement weather, or visit MarineHeritage.org.

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PABA -  Parents Affected by Addiction.   A local, tri-county support group designed to help parents and loved ones, dealing with adult children with Opiate Addictions.  In addition to support , our meetings offer information on treatment centers, education on addiction and many other means of help. NEXT PABA MEETING  -  August meeting -  Wednesday  Aug. 26 @ Charles County Sheriffs HQ – LaPlata -   6:30  doors open, 6pm. Guest  Speaker  -  Veronica Alston -  FOUNDER, Ruths Miracle Home,  Group Home in Lusby  -  that provides counseling and intervention for young women who are recovering from abuse, alcohol, drug addiction and incarceration.
 
Registration is open for Southern Maryland Sabres Ice Hockey Club recreational teams. The season begins September and runs through February/March 2016, and includes practices, home and away games, goalie clinics, and more! For more information, rates, and registration, visit www.somdsabres.org The Southern Maryland Hockey Club recreational program is designed to provide hockey players an opportunity to learn and develop skills in a team setting. The recreational program is also designed to assure equal opportunity to participate for all skill levels. Players of all skill levels are welcome. No tryouts required.
 
Hughesville Lady Canes Softball will be holding tryouts on Wednesday, August 12th at 6pm and Sunday, August 16th at 2pm for 14U.  On Sunday, August 16th, 16U and 18U will be holding tryouts at 4pm.  For more information, please contact Keith Sanderson on coachkeith11@comcast.net.  All tryouts will be held at the Hughesville Field located at Old Hughesville School Road in Hughesville Maryland.
 
Gilburt Run Park is hosting free fishing classes at (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 10 a.m. to noon on the following Thursdays:  July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13. This is a great opportunity for children to learn the basics of fishing and have fun.  Prior fishing experience is not needed. Bait and tackle will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Gilbert Run Park office at 301-932-1083. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
 
The American Chestnut Land Trust will hold their “2nd Sundays Farmers Market” monthly at the North Side trailhead in Prince Frederick. The next market will be on Sunday, August 9th from 1-4pm and will include live music, a local beer tasting and, of course, just-picked, naturally grown vegetables! Proceeds go to support ACLT’s volunteer run Double Oak Farm which donates nearly its entire harvest to local food pantries. Visit ACLTweb.org for more information.
 
The 2nd Annual American Cancer Society BARK FOR LIFE ST MARY’S COUNTY, MD is a “mini” Relay For Life fundraising event to honor and celebrate our special canine companions who care and give hope to their humans. Join us on Saturday, August 8th, 2015, at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, MD. Registration/Check in is at 8 a.m. The non-competitive walk around the park begins at 9 a.m. After the walk, enjoy refreshments and a short program.  This is a rain or shine event. Registration is $20 for one canine and its human companion, up to two canines may be registered for each participant. Teams are encouraged!   Proof of rabies vaccination is required at registration. Sponsorships and pet related vendor opportunities are also available. Register on-line at http://www.relayforlife.org/barkstmarysMD . All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. For more information contact info@stmarysrelay.org
 
The Mechanicsville Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Friday July 31, 2015 from 5pm-8pm at Immaculate Conception Church Hall in Mechanicsville Maryland  . We will be offering 2 types of sauces, garlic bread and salad for each meal. The cost of Dinners will be Adults -$10, children 6-10-$5, children 5 and under Free! Bring your family and Friends. All proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.

 

On Saturday August 1st from 8am – 10am Wildewood Parkway between, but not including, Wildewood Dr and Hickory Nut Drive will be closed for the 8th annual Patuxent River Tri Club Kids Triathlon.  If you have children between the ages of 3-17 who would like to participate in the triathlon, registration is available at www.active.com and searching for Pax River Kids Tri.  Registration closes Wednesday July 29th and there is no race day registration. For more information email wildewoodkidstri@gmail.com

 

Here are some upcoming events at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad: Saturday, August 15th– Pig Roast from 5pm- 6:30pm and Country Memories Band Country Dance from 7pm-11pm. Saturday, September 12th – Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale from 8am-2pm Saturday, October 10th– Community Craft Fair and Bake Sale from 8am-2pm. Saturday, October 31st– Adult Halloween Costume and Dance Party. Saturday, November 14th – Bull and Oyster Roast from 5pm-6:30pm and Country Memories Band Country Dance from 7pm-11pm. Saturday, December 19th – Breakfast with Santa all at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad at 755 Solomons Island Road, South, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 410.535.9836.

 

The Warrior Fun Run and Sail will be held August 22nd on Solomon's Island. This event raises funds for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity's Veteran Critical Home Repair program. We will have a fun run/walk and new this year an officially timed race. There will be a sailing regatta as well as live entertainment, refreshments and great food. For more information or to register online for the run or regatta visit http://www.patuxenthabitat.org or call 301-863-6227.

 

There will be a Brunch & Silent Auction on August 9th from 10 am to 1 pm at Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  For reservations, call Susan Dudley at 240-298-3122 or Lynne Howard at 240-298-2391 or e-mail alzbrunch@gmail.com. 

 

Below are events coming up for the Second District Company 6 Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad: * September 26th, Saturday - Yard Sale; Reserve a Table for $10.00; Time starts @7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; For an application & reserve a spot contact; Kelly at 240-299-5261. * October 24th, Saturday - Spaghetti Dinner; 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. - more to come! * November 7th, Saturday - Craft Fair; starts 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; - Crafters Only - $25.00 Per space - For an application & reserve a spotcontact: Robin 301-737-4366 (h) or 240-577-0270; PLEASE call between the house of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m; Stuffed Ham Sandwiches & Great Food will be for sale! Possible items home made jewelry, flower arrangements, quilts, paintings, country crafts, crocheted items, baked good & more.

 

The Humane Society of Charles County is hosting the 2nd Annual "SPAYGhetti & No Balls Dinner" which will be held at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center 3090 Crain Highway, in Waldorf, MD, on August 7, 2015 @ 7:00pm. Tickets are $30.00 if purchased before July 27th and $35.00 after.  No tickets will be sold at the door and last years dinner was sold out!  Proceeds benefit the animals currently in the care of the Humane Society. Purchase your tickets online @ humanesocietycc.org or visit the shelter at 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD.

 

In order to continue our long tradition of outstanding education and dedication to our children's future, Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy has established the "LHJNA Sustaining Fund". This fund provides a vehicle for alumni, community leaders. businesses, and private individuals to donate to the ongoing success and mission of Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy. Currently LHJNA needs to upgrade the technology in the school in order to adequately support the teaching efforts. The funds raised from your donation will help support our technology refresh project. Any amount will be recognized and appreciated and your charitable donation to this worthy cause is fully tax deductible. We have set up a LHJNA GO FUND ME page. The link is www.gofundme.com/LHJNA

 

 

 

The Second Annual Ridge Lions Club "Pitch Card" Parties, will take place on Friday, July 3rd and August 7th, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680 with the doors opening at 6:30 PM and the card game beginning promptly at 7:30 PM.  There is an Entrance Fee of $5.00 per person with everyone going home with at least one prize.  Food will be available for purchase, free desserts and refreshments, Door Prizes and a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds with go to helping the Ridge Lions serving those in need in our community.  For more information contact:  Bobbie Bell (301) 872-5114 or Terri Kaftan (240) 538-2818.

 

The Second Annual Bark For Life of St Mary's County MD will be held at Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, MD on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  On-site registration opens at 8:00am.  We are seeking event sponsors and table vendors from pet-related businesses.  Please contact bark4life@stmarysrelay.org or visit http://www.relayforlife.org/barkstmarysMD for more information. Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.  So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.

Yard Sale and Open House July 11 to Benefit the Tri-County Animal Shelter. Donate new or gently-used holiday items, jewelry, handbags, accessories, kitchenware, toys, china and dishes, and small furniture to the Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) to be used at the shelter yard sale on Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your families and friends to the yard sale and help our furry friends while browsing through great bargains. In addition to the yard sale, the shelter will also feature an open house during the day. Tour the shelter facility, meet animals available for adoption, and enjoy light refreshments. This event is held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the Tri-County Animal Shelter. For more information about the yard sale and open house, or the Tri-County Animal Shelter, call the shelter at 301-932-1713 or 1-800-903-1992.

 

Are you between the ages of eight and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  There will be free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 10 a.m. to noon on the following Thursdays:  June 18, June 25, July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13. This is a great opportunity for children to learn the basics of fishing and have fun.  Prior fishing experience is not needed. Bait and tackle will be provided.  Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Gilbert Run Park office at 301-932-1083. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

The Waldorf Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Waldorf Firehouse on Route 925 Old Washington Road on Monday August 10th from Noon until 5:30 p.m. Walk Ins are welcome after 1:00 p.m. For more information call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

 

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is in desperate need of volunteers. Do you have what it takes to be a first responder? You can also volunteer to answer phones, drive an ambulance or other tasks that helps the Rescue Squad. Visit www.pfvrs.org or stop by the station located on Rt. 2/4 Southbound in Prince Frederick for an application. You can help your community with your volunteerism. Stop by the Prince Frederick Rescue Squad today.

 

The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is looking for new members to join us in helping our Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad continue with their efforts provide emergency medical support to our friends and family.  We hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad building on Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown .  If you are interested in joining us please come by one of our meetings or by calling 301-475-5624 to speak to a membership committee member. 

 

Enjoy great food at All Saints Episcopal Church's 69th annual Summer Supper Saturday, 1 August, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its Parish Hall, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, MD, at the intersection of Rts 2 & 4. Menu includes home-made crab cakes, ham, fried chicken & lots more.  Carry-out, too.  Wonderful home-baked goodies & hand-made crafts available. Proceeds benefit community & church ministries. Adults (age 13 & older) $20; ages 6-12, $10; 5 & under, free. Info: 410-257-6306. Handicapped accessible.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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