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The Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers Meeting will take place at the Charlotte Hall Library at the intersection of Rt. 5 and Rt. 6 in Charlotte Hall on Mary 3rd from 9 am - Noon. For more information call Tom Williams at 301-884-5230.


The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata, will hold a Meatloaf Dinner on Friday, May 9, 2014, 5 - 8 p.m. - $ 13.00 or $6 for shared dinner/veggie plate.  Menu:  Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes/gravy, California Mix, Rolls, Tea, Coffee.  Desserts available.  PUBLIC WELCOME. Please come and support veterans, active-duty military, and Post 82. Call (301) 934-8221 for further info.


The Newtowne Players Present Classic Comedy Barefoot in the Park. This time-honored comedy, written by Neil Simon and directed by Thom Esposito, will be presented at Three Notch Theatre on 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park Thursdays through Sundays, April 25 to May 11, 2014. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, senior citizens (age 65+) and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Light refreshments and beverages are available for purchase at the theatre. Reservations are recommended. Please make reservations for the show by visiting www.newtowneplayers.org.


Southern Maryland JobSource invites you to their Health Care Industry-Wide Job Fair/Hiring Event May 9, 2014 from 10 AM – 2 PM At the College of Southern Maryland, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program–Auxiliary Aids are available upon request for people with disabilities. All attendees must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange prior to attending this event. Please register at www.mwejobs.maryland.gov. Questions? Please call 301-880-2800.


The 19th annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 6 at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. Space is available for team entries. The team registration fee is $340 and includes greens/carts fee for 4 golfers, breakfast, lunch, drinks on the course, and door prize entry. The event includes a best ball format with opportunities to participate in various raffles, closest to the pin, longest drive and other contests. Join us for a day of fun, sportsmanship and giving youth a chance to experience recreation. For additional information about the Scott Verbic Tournament, please contact Kyle Kebaugh at 301-475-4200 ext. 1803 or kyle.kebaugh@stmarysmd.com.


Mother Catherine Spalding School in Mechanicsville, will hold its First Annual Mommy & Me Reading Carnival for grades Pre-K through 3rd on May 14th from 9am-11am. This year’s theme is Eric Carle. Participants will read multiple stories by the author and then participate in a variety of activities centered on each book. A small reception for Mom and child will follow the activities. Please contact the school at 301-884-3165 or visit their website at mothercatherine.org for more information or to reserve your spot.


St. Mary’s Gymnastics Booster Club 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk/Tot Trot on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM. This event will take place at Historical St. Mary’s City Visitor Center 18751 Hogaboom Ln Saint Mary's City at 8 am. This event will benefit the St. Mary’s Gymnastics Booster Club, supporting gymnasts throughout this year round sport and during the competing season and also with coaches training. Runners and walkers will participate in this 5k starting/ending at the Visitor Center in Historic St. Mary’s City and will run along the water, via a designated route, beginning at 8:00 AM.

For questions or more information, please email: smgboosterclubfundraising@gmail.com


Calvert County Historic Homes and Gardens Tour Calvert County during the

Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain

or shine). Sponsored by the Calvert Garden Club, the tour features 11 historic homes

and gardens throughout the county which are seldom open to the public. Proceeds

benefit the preservation and restoration of gardens at the Patterson home in the

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Advance tickets $30 available at local

businesses; on site tickets $35. For more information, see www.mhgp.org or



The Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer chorus which sings to raise money for Calvert County charities, will perform during the Memorial Day program, Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park, Chesapeake Beach, MD.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, 301-855-7477 or lbrown9601@verizon.net for more information regarding the chorus.


The Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer chorus which sings to raise money for Calvert County charities, will perform during the Memorial Day program, Monday, May 26, 2014, at 1 p.m., in front of the Prince Frederick Court House, Prince Frederick, MD.  Contact Larry Brown, Director, 301-855-7477 or lbrown9601@verizon.net for more information regarding the chorus.


The Charles County Department of Health will host a "Walk for Recovery" on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00am to noon. There are over 20 million Americans in recovery from substance abuse disorders. The walk will be held at the Indian Head Rail Trail at Theodore Green Blvd in White Plains. Come out and walk run or bike to increase awareness about addiction and recovery.


One of every seven children in St. Mary’s County has asthma, and the rate of asthma in children is higher in St. Mary’s County than Maryland state averages.  For many children, having asthma is like breathing through a straw all the time, and not being able to breathe when they’re having an asthma attack. The St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Asthma Control Program is providing a free home visit by an asthma nurse for children with asthma between the ages of 2 and 18.  The nurse provides asthma resources, asthma education, and great tips and tools on how to reduce triggers for asthma attacks in your child’s home environment.  The nurse will also communicate results of the visit with your child’s primary care provider.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with the health department’s Asthma Control nurse, please call 301-475-4330 or visit the health department’s website at www.smchd.org.


Raiders & Invaders weekend June 6-8th is a robust blend of historical elements and hometown heritage and culture, including local and period musicians, street theater, artisan demonstrations, boat tours, historical displays and speakers, food, wine, and beer.   Organizers are anticipating more than 10,000 people will attend this County-wide event.  Vendors who sell items which are reminiscent of the late 1700's - early 1800's, artisans who sell modern applications of traditional crafts (leather, pottery, woodworking, smithing, cooking, fiber arts, music and children's activities), and/or those providing items that are distinctly Southern Maryland are invited to apply for a vendor space. To learn more about the event, please visit the website at www.RaidersandInvaders.com.  Questions may be directed to Maria Fleming at 301-475-9791; vendor forms and guidelines may be downloaded at www.leonardtown.somd.com.

The Lexington Park Business and Community Association will host the 3rd annual Pride in the Park Parade on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. The 2014 parade celebrates the community's support for the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.  The parade begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department parking lot along South Shangri-La Drive. The route will continue on South Shangri-La to South Essex to Great Mills Road. The march makes its way back to the fire department via the alley adjacent to Raley's Home Furnishings. The parade will pause at the intersection of Great Mills Road and FDR Blvd. for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the completion of construction of FDR between Great Mills Road and South Shangri-La Drive.


Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” is now in its final year of the three year National bicentennial commemoration of this war. As a partner of the Raiders & Invaders event taking place in St. Mary’s County during the first weekend in June, showings of “The Choice” will take place at Sotterley Plantation on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. Advanced reservations required. $10 per person for ages 6 and up; FREE for children under 6. Purchase tickets online: www.sotterley.org.


The Chesapeake Public Charter School's Power of Five and Super Star Angel Teams have earned the right to travel to Destination Imagination's Global Finals in Knoxville TN on Mary 21st - 24th. If you would like to donate funds to help the team represent St. Mary's County and Southern Maryland on the world stage at the largest creative thinking and problem solving competition in the world, please email cpcsdi@gmail.com. Your donations are tax deductable.


The Tri-County Animal Shelter is hosting, “Momma Mia! Cats are Free” weekend from Friday, May 9 through Saturday, May 10. The shelter will waive all cat adoption fees in celebration of Mother’s Day. Celebrate by becoming a new mom to one of our homeless cats. View available cats in the free-roaming cat room on the cat cam 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.


So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why local members of the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will present a veterans information seminar from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the West Annapolis Road Fire Department, 121 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, Maryland. Like all DAV services, this seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families. For further information regarding this event, please contact NSO Williams Evans at (410) 230-4440.


St. Michael's School is holding its 28th Annual Auction and Yard Sale on June 20th & 21st at 16560 Three Notch Road in Ridge. The huge yard sale, where there is something for everyone, starts at 7 am on both Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, a silent auction begins at noon, then the live auction with Auctioneer A.J. Bussler, starts at 3 p.m. A boat and car are among the many treasures that could be yours.  For more information, go to  www.sms-auction.org or if you have a tax-deductible item you'd like to donate, please call St. Michael's School at 301-872-5454.


Anne Arundel Food & Resource Bank. Founded in 1986, the Food Bank is the only free, multi-purpose Agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances, and more to those in need, free of charge.  They support individuals and other non-profits. The Food Bank needs drivers who own their own van or pickup to haul food, furniture, and other items between their facility in Crownsville and various locations within Anne Arundel County.  There is no heavy lifting involved and with the exception of some food pickups, there will be resources at each end to load and unload the vehicle. Some vehicle cost reimbursement is available.  Multiple volunteers are being sought as help is needed most days of the week. Call Bruce at 410-923-4255 or Bruce@aafoodbank.org.  See website: www.aafoodbank.org


Big Brothers and Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake. Want an excuse to be a kid again?  Play catch?  Fly kites? Most volunteers start because they want to give back and help a child.  Soon, they discover being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the best experiences of their life! As a Big, you are simply a friend.  We ensure your experience fits your lifestyle, and we have something for everyone.  Busy people of all ages can get involved.  You can choose the program that works best for you.

Volunteers spend time with a child (age 7-15) a few times per month, a few hours each time, over the course of one year.  Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a monthly list of free or low-cost activities to give you ideas and are with you every step of the way. For more information about being a Mentor, please contact Shawnice Jackson at 410-319-0066 or sjackson@biglittle.org. Web: www.biglittle.org.


Box of Rain Foundation. This nonprofit was formed to honor the memory of Lee Griffin & his passion for sailing to teach life building skills through maritime experiences for local youth-at-risk, targeting kids 9-14 years old. Volunteer are needed as mentors for the big sailor/little sailor program and as sailing instructors. Donations of funds and safety boats for sailing classes, boats, boating equipment - especially life preservers and gear are also being sought. For information contact 443-254-0024 or kelsamclaughlin@yahoo.com; see web site: www.boxofrain.org.

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite citizens to attend the fifth annual Port Tobacco Market Days event on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Rd, Port Tobacco). Port Tobacco Market Days will begin with a ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m. This event will showcase some of Southern Maryland’s local artists and vendors.  Choose from antiques, jewelry, crafts, fresh produce, and more.  The Charles County Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale.  Food, baked goods, and drinks will be available for purchase.  Step into the 18th century and tour the Port Tobacco Court House, Stagg Hall, and Burch House. Admission is free.  Rain date is Saturday, May 10. For more information, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov. 


The 7th District VFD Auxiliary will be having a Bingo featuring named brand baskets and purses. This event will be held Sunday May 4th, 2014 at the 7th District Firehouse 21660 Colton Point Rd. Avenue, MD 20609. Doors open at 1:00 PM Bingo starts at 2:00 PM. Admission is $20.00 this includes one packet for 20 regular games and a door prize ticket. Extra packs are $5.00. Specials are $1.00 each. To reserve a table for 6 or more call 301-769-2654. Everyone in a group reservation will have their name in for a drawing. Children must be accompanied by an adult and have their own admission ticket.  


The 7th District VFD Auxiliary will be having a OUTSIDE Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Saturday May 17th, 2014, 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Rain Date will be May24th. Tables can be rented for $10.00 each, additional tables $7.00. This event will be held in the parking lot of the firehouse, 21660 Colton Point Rd. Avenue, MD 20609. To rent a table call 301-769-2016 or 301-769-4042.


The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 EMS Division will be having our annual open house on Sunday, May 24th, 2014. This date coincides with National EMT Week. We will be having several stations for families to prepare their own First Aid kit, give tours of our ambulances and mass casualty unit, face painting, and are working on securing partnerships with other Charles County businesses. The hours for this event are from 10 A.M. til 2 P.M. and we will be having food from 11 A.M. til 1 P.M.


Calvert Hospice will host its second Memorial Butterfly Release to celebrate loved ones who passed while on hospice care over the last year. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and will be held rain or shine at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center located at 13480 Dowell Road in Solomons. Calvert Hospice families wishing to participate may elect to purchase a butterfly in the name of their loved one. Included with their donation is a personalized acknowledgement card sent to a designated recipient. To learn more about the event and/or to purchase a butterfly, please call 410-535-0892 or visit calverthospice.org.


Thousands of U.S. Veterans across the nation have visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. for free, thanks to the leadership of an organization called Honor Flight and its many supporters.  Now the inspiring story of Honor Flight has been made into a documentary movie, “Honor Flight, The Movie.”  The film chronicles the story of four World War II Veterans in Wisconsin who have been touched by Honor Flight.   The story is about Veterans in their late 80s and 90s overcome obstacles to visit the memorial.  Calvert Hospice is proud to sponsor a showing of the film in partnership with the Calvert County Office on Aging.  The 90-minute film will be shown Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the lounge area of the Southern Pines Senior Center located at 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby. Show time begins at 1:00 p.m. following a patriotic sing-a-long at 12:30 p.m..  The event is FREE and open to the public.  This screening was made possible by a grant from Walmart of Dunkirk, Maryland.  Refreshments will be served. 


Family Day -- Marine Corps Animals at the National Museum of the Marine Corps On Saturday June 14th from Noon until 3:00 p.m. Bring your kids to learn about the contributions animals have made to the Marine Corps, and help them make and take their own animal craft.  Free admission, free parking. Visit www.usmcmuseum.org. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, VA  22172.


The Patuxent Aeromodelers a radio control airplane club in Southern Maryland has been in St. Mary’s County for over 30 years. The are having their annual community day event at our club field at Greenwell State Park on May 10th between 10 and 5.  The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is bringing their education and simulator trailer to our field. There will be an ice cream truck, hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks and chips. There will be crafts for the kids and instructor pilots to give anyone who wants a chance to fly a radio control airplanes.


Historic Christ Church in Chaptico, MD will have its 20th Annual Strawberry Festival & Bazaar on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. at the parish hall.  The menu includes Strawberry Shortcake with "The Works" - Ice Cream, Strawberry Pies, Strawberry Desserts and Barbecue with all the trimmings.  Visit with quality Artists & Crafters.  There will be live music all day.  Funds raised will help support local charities in St. Mary's County.  The Parish Hall is located at 37497 Zach Fowler Rd - off of Rt. 234 in the Village of Chaptico.  For more information, please call the parish office at 301-884-3451 or Shelby at 301-904-2532 or visit our website at www.christepiscopalchaptico.org


On June 7, Battle Creek Nature Education Society will present Nature's ARTcade, our showcase of art inspired by Southern Maryland. The exhibition will be open Fridays and weekends, June 7 - June 29, 2014, at Flag Ponds Nature Education Center on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. More information can be found at www.calvertparks.org/ARTcade. Artist entry forms and show information may be found there. Prize monies for this exhibition will total $2,000. There will also be a student exhibit featuring the work of Calvert's young artists.

The RoboBees, a FIRST Robotics team, based out of the Tech Center in Leonardtown.

is competing at the world Championships in St. Louis, MO. They are currently raising money for the trip there. Visit www.robobees.org/donate - which redirects you to the actual donation page that has a lot of additional information.  For more information about the team, visit www.robobees.org or contact us at team836@robobees.org. The team of 40 high school students and about 20 mentors from throughout the county designed, built, tested, and iterated a 120lb robot in 6 weeks to play this year's unique game.


Feral Cat Rescue is a charitable organization helping to reduce the feral cat population in St Mary’s County. For a limited time, Feral Cat Rescue is offering FREE Spay or Neuter certificates for cats residing in zip code 20659-Mechanicsville area. Certificates can be used for BOTH domestic and feral cats. Just call 301-475-5059 for more information. We can also lend you a trap. Please help reduce the number of homeless, unwanted, and abandoned cats by spaying and neutering with these FREE certificates. Also if  you are interested in adopting a loving cat or kitten, please contact Feral Cat Rescue. That number again is 301-475-5059.


Put on your running shoes and enjoy a nice run on the waterfront and forested trails of Greenwell State Park. Or, bring your dog for a fun walk on a pet-only designated trail. All proceeds benefit the Greenwell Foundation's Therapeutic riding Program and Smiles for Life. Saturday, June 7, 9am – 2pm, Pavilion, Greenwell State Park, Hollywood. Participate in the 5K Fun Run or bring your dog and enjoy a nice trail walk with your best friend! There will also be free kayak rides, soccer and other field games, water balloon archery, tie-dying, and pony rides (small fee). It's also a chance to get a sneak peak at Camp Greenwell! Food will be available for sale, and the normal parking fee is waived for the day. Some activities have a small fee. 5K Fun Run: $30 pre-registration through June 6 or $35 day of event. Dog Walk: $5 day of event. Register online at www.regonline.com/5kfunrundogwalk


May Tutor Training Workshop for the Charles County Literacy Council will be on May 31, 2014 9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m. at the United Way building in La Plata.  Seating is limited, so please reserve a place early. Four hours of online training must be completed prior to the May 31 class.  If you can read, you can teach someone else to read.  Click on the following web address to download the registration form.



May 3 Flea Market - We Need Your Help! The Charles County Literacy Council has reserved space at the United Way of Charles County’s Flea Market on May 3rd at the United Way building in La Plata.  The Flea Market will run from 9 - 2 (set-up beginning @8). We need volunteers to work our area.  We need one person to be the "Go to" person of the day - coordinate with Sue what items need to be brought out for the sale and stay for the duration of the sale.  In addition, we have a couple of shifts available for volunteers. click here to volunteer http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CABAA2EAB9-may3flea?utm_source=Charles+County+Literacy+Council+General+List&utm_campaign=4f12a2f391-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81984cadf-4f12a2f391-38570717&ct=t()

We also need your gently used items for donation to the yard sale.  If you have small items, you can bring them by the office.  If you have larger items or furniture, we ask that you bring the items on May 3rd at 8:00 a.m.


The best Girls' Night out of the Year is coming soon!  St. John's School

in Hollywood is hosting a Designer Purse Bingo on Friday, May 16th.  Our

generous sponsors have once again given us fabulous Designer. We will have a

Silent AND Purse Ticket Auction, jewelry door prizes, and concessions

will be available.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, which

includes a pack of game cards and an admission ticket.  Reserve a table

for $12 a table (8-10 people). Doors open at 6pm and the games will

begin at 7pm. Tickets are $5 each.  Please see the St. John's School website for details and ticket reservations at http://www.sjshollywood.org/AboutSJS/Purse-Bingo.aspx.


Stratford Hall Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 frin 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $25.00 Adults, $12.00 ages six – twelve, free for five and under; all inclusive. We offer a church loyalty program for all Sunday buffet attendees; bring in that days church bulletin and we'll donate $1 back to your church. Reservations can be made with Lesley Brooks at 804-493-1966 or lbrooks@stratfordhall.org


The American Cancer Society will “Paint the Town Purple” in celebration of its annual Relay For Life event.  On May 3, Relay For Life volunteers will be contacting area groups, churches, and businesses to encourage community members to form teams for the Relay For Life of Calvert County.  This is the community’s opportunity to join the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Additionally, businesses and residents can show their support in the fight against cancer by ordering a purple bow to place on their property.The bows are available for a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will benefit the work of the American Cancer Society. This year’s Relay For Life of Calvert County will be held at Hallowing Point Park on June 13, 2014 at 6:00PM. For more information on Relay For Life or to order your purple bow, please contact Brandi Manning at (434) 989-2550 or CalvertCountyRelayForLife@gmail.com.


Historic St. Mary’s City will host May Day revels on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Celebrate spring with the colonists - rally ‘round the may pole, learn a colonial dance, and play games that will entertain you as they did your ancestors.  There will be garden crafts to make and take home and puppet shows to amuse children of all ages. Local vendors will be on hand selling wares from rugs to fresh cut flowers. Bring a picnic and dine at river’s edge or purchase snack items from the museum’s Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.  Admission is $10 for adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, and free for those 5 years and under and Friends members. For more information about the museum contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@stmaryscity.org.

Large Community Yard Sale Date:  April 26th, 2014. Location: Leonardtown High School Time:  7:00am – 12:00pm. Cost:   $15.00. Space:  Three parking spaces - bring your own table(s) Contact:   Melissa Evans 301-475-0200 x 9. Rental proceeds will go towards Relay for Life Vendors/Crafters welcome. Plus a car wash, bake sale and 50/50.


Eagles, Earth Day and Sotterley! Saturday, April 19, 2014. 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. In conjunction with the Southern Maryland Audubon Society, Sotterley Plantation invites you to attend a bird-filled exploration of this scenic National Historic Landmark on the Patuxent River. Beginners are welcome! Usher in your Earth Day week with a bird-filled exploration on this scenic and historic property. Nesting Bald Eagles, meadowlarks, woodpeckers and waterfowl can be found on Sotterley’s extensive new trail system and habitats. There is no charge for this event, although donations are always appreciated! Your leaders for the event are Michael Patterson and David Moulton. While not required, reservations are appreciated. If you have a question or would like to make a reservation, contact David at 240-278-4473.


In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014, all mothers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for HALF PRICE on their special day! From noon to 4 p.m., we welcome you and your mother to stroll the blooming Colonial Revival Gardens, walk the plantation grounds and nature trails, see the historic outbuildings including our original 1830’s Slave Cabin, or picnic out on the lawn while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Patuxent River. Top off the day with buying a memorable gift at the Sotterley Museum Shop, located in the Visitor Center. It will be a day she will never forget! For more information on upcoming Sotterley Plantation events, please visit our website at www.sotterley.org.


Come one, come all. The Center for Children presents to you our 8th Annual BIIKR Poker Run! Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Registration starts at the Center in La Plata, MD 6100 Radio Station Rd at 10:30am. The ride itself starts at 11am. There is a registration fee of $50 a bike with two riders and $30 a bike with one rider. This year's event is a Poker Run. The winning hand will receive $400, Second Place $200, and Third Place $100. LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT MECHANICSVILLE MOOSE LODGE 495 STARTING AT 3:00PM. If you have any questions or need more details, please contact Kelvin Martin at the Center for Children, 301.609.9887 or martin@center-for-children.org. Thank you for your generosity and support!


The King George Art Guild will present the 21st Biennial King George Art Show at King George Middle School (former King George High School), from Sunday June 22 through Sunday June 29.  The show will be open to the public free of charge, weekends 1-5 pm, weekdays 5-9 pm.  Artists’ entry forms have been mailed and also are available at area art galleries and online.  Entry Registration deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014.  Artworks are to be delivered on Wednesday, June 18.  Artists and craftsmen will vie for $2,000 in cash awards in three categories: Fine Arts, Photography, and Crafts.  For further information please contact Carrol Morgan at 540-760-6928 or xmorgan@hotmail.com .


The next meeting of the Dyslexia Support Network of Southern Maryland is scheduled for Monday, April 21 from 7-8:30 pm at Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 2341 KIngston Creek Road, California, Md, 20619. Families are invited to ask questions about dyslexia and network with other parents. The May meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 19th. For additional information, please contact Laura Schultz at 703-477-4847 or visit our website at http://dyslexiasomd.weebly.com.


2nd Annual Taste of Indian Head on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free Admission/Rain or Shine. Indian Head Village Green 100 Walter Thomas Rd. Indian Head, MD. 20640. Sponsored by:  Indian Head Business Association & Town of Indian Head. A Family Day of Fun! Local Business Showcase: Delicious Food, Arts, Crafts, Pony Rides, Moon Bounce, Story Telling, Pie Eating Contest, Face Painting, Baked Goods, Homemade Jewelry & more! For more information..... E-Mail:  IndianHeadBiz4U2@aol.com /Like us on Facebook


Join Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for a special art installation.  This one-time event will feature artist Craig Colorusso’s signature Sun Boxes, a sound installation consisting of twenty speakers powered by solar panels.  The Sun Boxes will be onsite at JPPM on Saturday, May 3, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  This event is free and all ages are welcome. More information on the Sun Boxes is available at craigcolorusso.com. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning.  It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland.  For more information about this event, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.

The Cobb Isalnd Vol. Fire Department will have their Fish Fry to benefit the fire department and the EMS Auxiliary on Friday April 18th. The MENU: Fried fish, Parsley potatoes, Green beans, Cole Slaw and a roll. Eat in or Carry out. And there is free delivery on Cobb Island. $12 for Adults, $6 for children 6-12 and kids 5 and under eat free. 4 pm - 7 pm at the Fire Department at 17069 Cobb Island Road on Cobb Island.


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/.


Young Life of St. Mary’s will hold an auction and social event at Flat Iron Farm, Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 6pm.  Young Life of St. Mary’s gratefully celebrates 15 years of service to local teens and middle school students. Young Life credits area supporters and volunteers with its success. In fact, a growing number of adults, many of whom came of age in the faith-based youth mentoring program themselves, are stepping up to serve today’s kids as teachers, coaches, ministers, businessmen and friends. For more information, visit the Young Life website at smc.younglife.org, or contact Dorothy Huffman at (301) 481-3855, Cindy Balazs at (240) 298-5265 or Aimee Riegert at (401) 835-4158.


Get the scoop on the latest discoveries from Maryland’s first colonial capital during the annual Archaeology Month Lecture at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) on April 24.  Two researchers will offer updates beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the HSMC Visitor Center auditorium (18751 Hogaboom Lane).  Admission is free. 


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.    PABA, ( Parents Affected By Addiction ) will be meeting on  Thursday, April 17th at 6pm @ 103 Centennial Street, Suite F, LaPlata, MD. This is a meeting of Parents, supporting each other, through listening and understanding, addressing concerns and providing support.  If you?d like to attend, PLEASE RSVP  TO  Pabaparents@yahoo.com


On Friday, April 25, Historic St. Mary’s City will host local a cappella singers, St. Maries Musica for a free concert in the Brick Chapel of 1667.  The program begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Historic St.  Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@hsmcdigshistory.org.


The Arick L. Lore American Legion Post 274, Lusby, sponsors its 17th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, Lusby, MD.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 9 a.m.  Proceeds benefit community activities that American Legion Post 274 does throughout the year.   The $75 per person golf registration includes golf and cart fees, refreshments on the course, dinner and the chance to win many great prizes.  Sponsorships available - $50 per hole.  Door prizes welcome.  For more information or to register, please contact Jon Baki at (410) 326-9133 or e-mail jbaki@comcast.net.


The Calvert County Commission for Women is honored to co-sponsor a walk on Saturday, April 19, to promote awareness of sexual assault and healthy relationships.  Join us and our partners from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Hallowing Point Park, 4755 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.


Huge church YARD SALE/VENDOR EVENT right off of Rt. 5 in Waldorf at Lifestream Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, May 10, 2014....Mother’s Day Weekend! It costs $15 to rent a yard sale table and $25 to rent a vendor/craft table.  Also, we ask vendors to donate an item to be raffled off.  Fee is tax deductible through the church. Proceeds go to offset a family's cancer treatments and to supplement church Community Food Pantry. Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Contact Tammy @ 301-392-7880


Drive Thru Country Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, May 3rd from noon to 5pm at the Mt Zion United Methodist Church at 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road in  Mechanicsville. Menu: Fried Chicken and Country Ham, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Coleslaw and Applesauce. Dinners are $15 packaged to go but all are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at Picnic Tables. For more information call 301-884-4132


FREE LEGAL ADVICE To celebrate Law Day, 2014, the St. Mary’s County Bar Association is sponsoring a FREE LEGAL CLINIC. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2013, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.  It will be located on the lower level at the Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Local attorneys will provide free, confidential consultations.  Lawyers will be available to answer legal questions and offer free advice on civil (non-criminal) issues, such as: Landlord–tenant disputes; Foreclosure questions; Debt problems, problems with creditors, and consumer rights; Public benefits; Powers of attorney, wills, and living wills; Divorce, child custody, and child support; Name changes; and Unemployment benefits. All are welcome!


Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is having a  Paper Craft and Scrapbook Day, May 3rd from 9am-7pm. Registration for the event is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. This includes 2 meals and a 4foot crafting space. Bring a paying friend ( that has not been at our event before)and be entered in a raffle for a free gift. For more information or to register email jmturner@ymail.com


The Charles County Department of Public Works, Parks Division, will sponsor the 2014 annual Spring Fishin' Buddies Derby at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Anglers will compete by teams, which must include one adult at least 21 years of age and one child between the ages of 6 and 15.  Each team must supply their own rods and bait. Trophies will be awarded in the two age divisions.  Bank anglers will compete separately from those who fish from a boat. Local businesses have donated numerous fishing-related door prizes. All teams are eligible for the door prize drawings. The entry fee is $7 per team.  Pre-registration is required since participation is limited.

Entry forms are available at Gilbert Run Park or the main office of the Department of Public Works on Radio Station Road in La Plata, Maryland. Registration forms are due in the Department of Public Works’ main office by noon on Wednesday, April 30. For more information or to receive an entry form, call the Department of Public Works, Parks Division, at 301-932-3470


Save the date!! June 6, 2014 from 6-10pm "A Toast to Pets with Disabilities" The event will take place at Running Hare Vineyard. There will be  Wine Tasting ● Silent Auction ● Music ● Food and Drink. We need your help - even if you can't make the event! We are currently looking for items to include in our silent auction. Please consider donating an item, business or personal service, to our silent auction. Do you have a summer rental you won't be using this year? Frequent flyer miles you won't use? Universal gift cards collecting dust? If you are interested in donating to our silent auction please contact our event chairperson Sharon at Sharon@petswithdisabilities.org Tickets must be purchased in advance - $65.00. Contact Joyce for more details  petswithdisabilities@comcast.net

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Solomons Flotilla, will be presenting a two-session Maryland Boating Safety Education course on Saturday May 3rd and 10th at the La Plata Town Police Department. Additionally, the will present a four session class at the Southern Community Center in Lusby on Tuesday and Thursday evenings May 6th through the 15th. Graduates of this class will receive a Maryland Boater Safety Education Certificate which they must carried by any person born after July 1, 1972 while operating a registered vessel in Maryland waters. Space is limited at both locations. These are the final two classes before the boating season. Contact Gary Smith at 410-326-8377 or email at fsope.232@hotmail.com to preregister.


SATURDAY - MAY 3, 2014 - Have old electronic just lying around? Or boxes of computer parts and cell phones that you have not touched since last year? Before those obsolete dust collectors clutter your living space any longer (or worse, you toss them in the dumpster) the upcoming e-cycle Drive is your chance to free yourself from those outdated gadget. William B. Wade Elementary School - Go Green is partnering with Potomac e-Scrap to hold an electronics collections event. We encourage you to drop off your e-waste (old computers, monitors, printers, electronics, cell phones, etc.) during the drive on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at 2300 Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf, MD. All items collected the day of the drive will be recycled responsibly. For more information, visit www2.ccboe.com/wade or email Suki Gi @ wade.gogreen@gmail.com


Relay For Life of St. Mary's County will take place on June 7th at Leonardtown High School.  The fun starts at 6:00 pm with our opening ceremony and will continue until 6:00 am.  There will be fun, food, music, entertainment, celebrations and fundraisers to benefit our local Relay For Life.  This year's theme is "Superheroes", so grab your friends, family, sidekicks and capes, and head to www.stmarysrelay.org to register your team now! To find out more about Relay For Life of St. Mary's County, visit our website at www.stmarysrelay.org, find us on Facebook, or contact Event Chair Keith Brady, keith@stmarysrelay.org.


Join local EMS and Volunteer Firefighters in a remembrance ceremony honoring our fallen heroes on Saturday, May 17th at 10am.  The event will be held at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens located at 3270 Broomes Island Rd. Port Republic, MD. Reception will follow. Rain or shine.  Direct all inquiries to 410-257-0544. www.chesapeakehighlands.com


The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) returns for six weekends this spring from Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 31. A Maryland tradition for 77 years, the Pilgrimage offers the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties, including the grave of a man who played a key role in the creation of our national anthem and other landmarks of great import in the War of 1812. The 2014 tour includes about 50 private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites across five areas in Maryland. They are Prince George’s County (Saturday, April 26); Baltimore County/Parkton (Sunday, May 4); Talbot County (Saturday, May 10); Calvert County (Saturday, May 17) and Kent County (Saturday, May 31). Each tour is $30 when purchased in advance. Lunches will be available on all tours. Purchase tickets and get more information at mhgp.org or 410-821-6933.


There will be a fundraiser being held at Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Indian Head Maryland. Bands 4 Burns is helping to raise money for the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation. This is a non-profit foundation founded by active and retired D.C. firemen. The foundation is dedicated to assisting in the recovery of burn victims in the D.C. Metropolitan area. For more information on this foundation you can visit www.dcffburnfoundation.org. The fundraiser is a concert event featuring local bands on April 26, 2014 from 2pm-midnight.  Bands include: Sara Gray, Franklin Square Band, Rock Bottom, Justin Crenshaw, Come Back Iris, Johnny 5, and Brad Turner.  For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/279177755564021/


On Wednesday, May 7, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick for an Academy Award winning film that defies gravity. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this critically-acclaimed science fiction thriller. When things go awry during an astronaut’s final spacewalk, she is left struggling to survive without any contact with Earth. Winner of seven academy awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score, this is a must-see on the big screen! Lights go down at 6:00pm and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30pm.  Coffee and popcorn will be served.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.


Tuesday , May 6th  – PEARLS -The Charles County Antique Arts Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. on May 6th, 2014, at the Charles County Social Services Building. Teresa Tkacik will be giving a presentation on the subject of PEARLS.  This discussion will include the various characteristics of pearls, i.e., size, luster, color, orientation and shape.  The demonstration will include learning about real/fake pearls, the examination of pearls and care of pearls.  Members are encouraged to bring a 10x loop or a magnifying glass and a flashlight with white light (not yellow), and a tape measure in centimeters.  MOST IMPORTANTLY BRING YOUR PEARLS.   Guests are welcome.  For more info., call 301-934-6949.


April is Maryland Archaeology Month…how will you celebrate?  Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s first event of the season is Discovering Archaeology Day, which is held on Saturday, April 19 from 10AM – 5PM.  This event is free and all ages are welcome.  JPPM is home to approximately 70 identified archaeological sites and is the site of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory or MAC Lab for short. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.


The 7th annual “Navy Chief’s Run for the Wall” will be held Sunday May 25, 2014. All riders welcome to join the Chief Petty Officers as they ride to raise money for the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Cost of the event is $25.00 per rider and includes a complementary T-shirt. Participants will assemble at 21471 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park at 6am. Departure time is scheduled for 6:30am. Riders will then proceed to  Hughesville where they will join the other riders to make their way to the Pentagon to participate in Rolling Thunder 2014. This event is sponsored by the PAX River Chief Petty Officers Association, NavyChief.com. The deadline is Sunday, May 18th and forms may downloaded from http://www.navychief.com/.


The Mechanicsville Ladies has decided to make another Atlantic City Bus Trip.Date: Monday, April 28 Time: Leaving MVFD parking lot at 6:00 am and returning around 8:30 pm. To: Showboat Casino Cost: $50 per person in advance - $25 in free slot play will be given to each person upon arrival at the casino. Payment should be received by April 17. Cost will be refunded if trip is cancelled. Includes: coffee and donuts in the morning; sodas, cookies and a movie on the return trip. Contact: Valerie at 301-481-0148 to reserve a seat or for more information.


1st Annual Scrabble Cruz for Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad. Join us for a Cruz through the back roads of Beautiful St. Mary’s County for a chance to win $200.00. Registration is at Point Lookout State Park Museum at 10:00 a.m. Last car out by 11:00 a.m. Collect “Tiles” at various stops along the way.

We will end our Cruz in Mechanicsville, Md. By 2:00 p.m. Words in by 2:30 p.m. **Rain date will be on Sunday May 18th** For More Information contact Marsha Evans - 240-561-5733 or marsha.evans@ridgevrs.org. Please come out and join us for a fun ride around our county!


You Can Be the Best Face at Sotterley Plantation – Make a Difference! If you have been considering ways to be of service in the community, then look no further ~ Sotterley needs you! Volunteer opportunities at Sotterley are plentiful, as we welcome anyone interested in helping out! Our most critical seasonal needs are: • Museum Shop / Visitor Center • Interpreter • Garden Guild. To help us to bridge to gap between the past, the present, and the future, please contact Stacey Svendgard, Volunteer Coordinator at the Sotterley office: (301)373-2280 or via email: volunteer@sotterley.org.


SATURDAY April 19 – TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT.  Limited to 50 players – advance registration required – payment will hold your spot.  $100 buy-in; Payout to top 7.  Check-in 3:30 p.m. Game starts at 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206 located on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public warmly welcomed.  For more information, call Karen Miller or Brenda Miller at 301-855-6466.   www.ALpost206.org


5K Fun Fit Walk-Run, April 26 St. Mary’s School 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617.  Bring the whole family.  There will be outdoor games for the kids.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. Run/Walk 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Proceeds go to help save the Rainforest .  $10 Adult and $5 Child (family rates available).  Registration forms available at http://www.bryantown.org or by email funfit5kwalkrunstmarys@gmail.com.   Lunch will be available for purchase at 11 a.m. 301-932-6883


April 26th  9 am – 12 pm:  Calvert High School PTSA is sponsoring a Clothing Drive at the Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, MD.   We are accepting gently used clothing, shoes, purses, belts, linens, comforters, pots and pans, small hard and soft toys, etc.  You may go to our website http://calverthsptsa.weebly.com/ for a complete list.  A tax receipt will be given.


The Northern Neck Wine Fest will take place Saturday, April 19th at Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern in Heathsville on the Northern Neck. This annual event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., lets patrons taste all the wines of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail in one afternoon. Tickets are sold at the gate for $12 and include a complimentary etched wine glass. Come early for the season-opening Heathsville Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., open at no charge to the public. The Heathsville Farmers Market offers locally-grown produce, fresh baked bread, fresh seafood, flowers and nursery plants, and locally-made artisan handcrafts. For more information contact Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern at 580-3377, or visit RHHTFoundation.org.


Come enjoy a day of fishing and fun at St. Mary’s River State Park!  The Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is a great way for children to learn how to fish and have a blast in the outdoors.  This is a “catch and release” event that is free to participants.  Children 15 or younger can enter to win prizes at the end of the day!  Pre-registration is required: please call 301-872-5688 to register.  The park will supply a limited number of fishing rods and bait on a first come, first serve basis.  The Rodeo is rain or shine!

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is holding its 6th annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction on April 26, 2014 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Solomon’s Island.  Event begins at 6:30 pm, will end at 9:00 pm. Ticket price is $25.00 per person. You may purchase tickets at our Restore in Lexington Park, located on the corner of Route 235 & Great Mills Road or they can be purchased at the event and online at www.patuxenthabitat.org For more information please visit our website or call us at 301-863-6227.


Caledon State Park is preparing for the third annual Trash to Art event on Saturday, 26 April 2014.  The event starts at 9:00 A.M. and runs to 3:00 P.M. The park is located at 11617 Caledon Road, King George, VA, 22485.  The park phone number is: 540-663-3861; Email: Caledon@dcr.virginia.gov Check in for the event is at the park picnic pavilion. Rides to the river shore are provided. This event is conducted in conjunction with Earth Day and is a combination of a Potomac River shore line cleanup and a Creative Art event.  Participants, that choose to, use the trash they clean from the river shore to create Art Objects that are judged.  Prizes are awarded.


POLISH DINNER Sponsored by:  Knights of Columbus St. Francis Xavier the Missionary Council #10957 Dinner Menu: Kielbasa and Kapusta (Polish Sausage &Sauerkraut), Haluski (Cabbage and Noodles), Golabki (Cabbage Roll), Pierogi (Stuffed Potato and cheese); Bread; Dessert; and a Drink (coffee & tea). Where: St. Francis Xavier Church Hall 21370 Newtowne Neck Rd. Leonardtown, MD 20650 When: Sunday April 27, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Price: $15.00 Adult, $ 5.00 Children (10 and Under)

Contact: Tom Koviak @ 240-434-1464


With the Board of Directors for Pastoral Counseling Center of St. Mary's, Inc., (PCC) we invite you to join us at our Inaugural “Sweet Healing in the Garden” Fundraiser. Enjoy an evening of information, and sweet treats to support continued “Sweet Healing in the Garden”. We will gather with friends and supporters on May 2, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the St Andrew’s Parish Hall. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Tickets are available through Members of PCC Board of Directors, at www.pccstmary.org, on our Facebook page and by contacting Kit Jones at 410-326-9021. If you are unable to join us, please consider purchasing tickets for a friend, family member or making a donation to assist PCC as we work within our community to assist clients in finding “sweet healing in the garden”.


TUESDAY April 15 – STEAK DINNER. Picky about your steak?  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master and 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 April 18  – Chef Clarisse’s Award Winning Fish Dinner –  Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. this is a meal you won’t soon forget. Come to the lower level dining room.  Cost is $10 including sides and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301)855-6466.  Public warmly invited.    www.ALpost206.org


FRIDAY April 18 - MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular 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


On April 5th there will be a HUGE YARD SALE from 8am to noon at the Dentsville EMS and Aux Building. All the proceeds will help benefit the Dentsville EMS & AUX. The building is located at 12135 Charles St. La Plata, Md. Donations will be gladly accepted on Sat March 29th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Friday April 4th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


The St. John's School will be having their 2014 Spring Craft Show on Saturday April 5, 2014 from 9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm. Featuring vendors and crafters, Easter basket raffles and refreshments. Have your children’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny! *Email sjsspringcraftshow@gmail.com if you are interested in an application for a vendor/crafter spot.


Calling all bargain shoppers!  Come to the Community Rummage and Yard Sale sponsored by Christ Church on Saturday, April  26, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Browse tables of treasures -- refuel with  beverages and snacks at the Grab-n-Go refreshment table – or bring your own loot to sell!  Vendor tables are $25.  You can also reserve a space for $20 and bring your own display table. To obtain an rental application call 301-884-3451 or email office@christepiscopalchaptico.org  All applications must be returned with payment by April 18. Mark Your Calendar Now! Rain or Shine!


Special Olympics St. Mary's County will be holding their 44th Anniversary of Spring Games on Tuesday, April 29th at Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Maryland. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:15 a.m. and Closing Ceremonies will be at 2:00 p.m. Throughout the day they will run competitions in athletics-track and field, softball and bocce. The public is invited to attend for any part of the program.


Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans: Assists veterans and their families with coordinating behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse services- either with the VA or Maryland’s public mental health system. The facilitates and cover transportation costs to behavioral health appointments. They provide information and referrals related to VA benefits, employment, education, housing and much more. Calls are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the caller is connected to a Regional Resource Coordinator (RRC). When a veteran or family member is linked to an RRC, they will always speak to the same person building a relationship that creates the opportunity to link them to community resources which can best meet their needs. Contact Maryland's Commitment to Veterans at  veterans.dhmh.maryland.gov or 1-877-770-4801


The Great Mills High School Theatre Arts Program will be presenting the musical, West Side Story on Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, 4th at 7:00 PM and on Saturday, April 5th at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Admission is $6.00 for students and $8.00 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door and the community is welcome. It is going to be "Cool, boy, real cool!"


Mama Birds Are So "Tweet!" Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. All the migratory birds are coming back to Maryland for Springtime! Discover some interesting bird facts and make a cute birdy-themed Mother's Day gift for your own Mama! $5/child FAMILY EVENT, DROP-IN, recommended ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult


Sea Monkey Party! Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. Celebrate National Sea Monkey Day with us! Learn about the sea monkey cousins who live in the Chesapeake Bay, play games, do a craft and get some take-home baby brine shrimp! $5/child,  FAMILY EVENT, DROP-IN, recommended ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult


Your Grand-daddy's CANDY! Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. Bring the whole family to reminisce about the candies that were popular when your daddy and grand-daddy were kids from local candy store owner! Do a candy-themed craft, play a 'sweet' game and take home a yummy treat for your tummy! $5/child FAMILY EVENT, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, recommended ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult. Register via baysidehistorymuseum@hotmail.com or 301-855-4028 or 410-640-5970


Sand Bucket DIG! Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. Learn about what you might find while digging in the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay, then dig in a bucket of sand for some fun take-home treasures! $5/child FAMILY EVENT, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, recommended ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult. Register via baysidehistorymuseum@hotmail.com or 301-855-4028 or 410-640-5970


The War of 1812, which lasted from June 18, 1812, to Feb. 16, 1815, had a major impact on Calvert County, Md. This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the war’s pivotal Southern Maryland battles. Calvert County’s Star-Spangled Celebration, with generous support from The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, commemorates the anniversary with a host of exhibits and events, culminating in a stirring Tall Ship Invasion and the thrilling 1812 Fair and Re-enactment June 21-22. The 1812 Fair and Re-enactment. Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. On Sunday the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. will include tall ships that will sail from Solomons earlier in the day. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard. Call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.

CALVERT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM is forming classes not. And it's free. If you smoke, dip or chew this is the class for you and FREE Tobacco Cessation Products Available!

 FREE  Eight Week Program Choose one of the Following Times And Locations: Wednesdays April 2—May 21, 12 Noon at the Holiday Inn Express Prince Frederick or 6:00PM at the Holiday Inn Express Prince Frederick. Call Patrick O’Malley 410-535-5400 or 301-855-1353 ext. 359 To Begin Your Life Without Tobacco!


Please visit the 10th Annual Good Friday Fish Fry to benefit the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary on Friday April 18th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. This is for Carry out only. Dinner includes Whiting filets, with your choice of two sides. Just $10 for the dinner or $6 for a fish sandwich. Bake sale items will be available as well. Call in orders on the day of the event at 301-645-3000. Your order can be picked up at 3245 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Delivery is available for orders of 5 or more dinners in the Waldorf area.


Beth Israel Synagogue is holding its Annual Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the River's Edge Conference Center, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.  The price is $36 (synagogue members); $42 (non-members) ; $10  for children  11 and under. Ticket information, email bethisraelmd@gmail.com  before April 2.


May Tutor Training Workshop will take place for the Charles County Literacy Council on May 31, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the United Way building in La Plata.  Seating is limited, so please reserve a place early. Four hours of online training must be completed prior to the May 31 class.  If you can read, you can teach someone else to read.  Visit http://www.charlescountyliteracy.org/ for more information.


The Humane Society of Calvert County is having their biggest fundraisers on April 5th.  It's called Rock-n-Roll For Rescues and features the Fabulous Hubcaps and Calvert County's own Rockin' Elvis.  It is at the Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina, in Solomons Island.  There will be a silent auction and raffles as well.  Tickets are still available at www.ticketriver.com or call, Gail at 443-968-9951.  Tables are reserved.


American Legion Post 221 is sponsoring a pork loin and beef sandwich sale on Saturday, 29 March & Sunday, 30 March. Pork loin, sliced roast beef, and BBQ beef sandwiches will be sold on both Saturday and Sunday 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.


The Calvert Animal Welfare League’s Spring Festival is Saturday, April 19, from 11 to 3.  Visit the dogs and cats that are looking for forever homes. Then have your pet’s (or child’s) picture taken with the Easter bunny.  For the children, there’ll be an all-day egg hunt with treats at the end.

There will also be a bake sale, raffle baskets, vendors, and more!  Plus, the Second Chance Shop (the CAWL thrift shop) will have Springtime items and other treasures both in the shop and at the Festival’s yard sale to help support our animals.  So, come help make the Festival a success, have fun, and may be take home a new best friend!    For more information, go to www.cawlrescue.org.


After a 15 year hiatus, the Great Mills High School Theatre Arts Program will be presenting the musical, West Side Story, on Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, April 4th at 7:00 PM; and Saturday, April 5th at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Admission is $6.00 for students and $8.00 for adults and tickets may be purchased at the door. All are welcome.

The Waldorf Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Waldorf Firehouse on route 925 Old Washington Road on April 14th from noon to 5:30 p.m. For information please call 1-800-Give-Life.


Troop 1846 of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting the 2nd Annual In Tents Color 5k Fun Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd at Chaptico Park. The run will start at 4:00pm. Visit Active.com to register for $35 and $25 for persons on a team of three or more. 100% of the proceeds will stay here in Southern Maryland and be used by the troop for summer scout camps and needed equipment. Chaptico Park is located off Budd's Creek Rd. in Mechanicsville, MD. Vendors will be available for food after the race.


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. Each Local Department of Social Service (DSS) depends on foster parents to carry out the day-to-day parenting for these children by opening their homes and providing emotional wellness and enrichment activities until they can either return safely to their own homes or until the children are adopted. Each local Department of Social Service will provide the training and resources you need to be a successful foster parent.  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. Remember, we are counting on you Southern Maryland to help the children in your county.


The Wicomico Valley Foundation of Southern Maryland, a recently founded non-profit dedicated to preserving agricultural land in the Wicomico River watershed and providing community access to these lands through various community activities.  The first major foundation event will be co-hosted with River View Grange and sponsored by Northern Lights Pyrotechnic Club.  The Mid-Atlantic Fireworks Festival will be held in Allens Fresh on April 5; gates open at 5 pm, fireworks begin at 7 pm.  The cost is $10 per vehicle for parking; nothing larger than a family van so viewing by others is not obstructed.  For best viewing set up your lawn chair in front of the parking area; bring a blanket for warmth. The event is located at 10705 Allens Fresh Road off Budds Creek Road.  Visit the Mid-Atlantic Fireworks Festival website at www.maff.ws/  This event benefits the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and other local charities.  Northern Lights Pyrotechnics Club sponsors the event.


For the fifth year, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) and Maryland Leadership Workshops (MLW) have partnered to offer rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties a chance to delve into the many facets of what leadership really is during a unique 4-day, 3-night summer camp experience. Through engaging activities and inspiring lessons, LEAD delegates are able to sharpen problem-solving skills, hone communication and presentation skills and realize their leadership abilities. Cost of $400 includes room, board, tuition and fees. A limited number of scholarships are available. Visit www.lsmlead.org for details or to register online.


The Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association, are sponsoring their Second Annual Italian Festival to benefit the Joseph C. Ferrante Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner. The Festival will be held at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge at 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2 – 6 pm.  Dinner will be served from 2 – 4 pm. Silent auction opens at 2 pm and Live auction begins at 4 pm.  Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for ages 6 – 12; and children 5 and under are FREE. Tickets must be ordered in advance by May 4, 2014.  You may order on-line at www.josephferrantefoundation.org or call Dale Antosh 301-884-5478 or Jean Marie Ferrante Burke at 240-925-9515. Cash bar.  There will also be outdoor activities including bocci ball; games for kids; face painting; and a playground.


Spring Break at Sotterley ~A Week of Family Fun Activities! Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18th, 2014. Daily activities from 10 AM - 4 PM. Join us for a week of family fun at Sotterley!  Learn what life was like for children centuries ago. Fun for the whole family will feature different special programs each day as well as recurring programs to include: Guided Trail Walks, Colonial Games on the Portico, Family Archaeology, Learning at the Schoolhouse, Working for the Big House, Living in the Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin, Discovering Sotterley Farm, and Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy. For more information visit www.sotterley.org


Huntingtown High School will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Lake Presidential Golf Club. Golfers will enjoy an 18-hole tournament using the Captain’s Choice format, drink cart for refreshments, a “goody bag”, door prizes and dinner following tournament. It all happens June 16th, 2014 at Lake Presidential Golf Club, 3151 Presidential Golf Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Check-In – 7:00 a.m.     Shotgun Start – 8:00 a.m. COST: $105.00 per Golfer $400 per foursome or $500.00 per foursome which includes hole sponsorship Please forward information to: Attn:  Mr. Jim Hall/Golf Coach. Huntingtown High School, 4125 North Solomons Island, Huntingtown, MD 20639


The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con will be held on May 10, 2014 from 10am to 3pm at Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Maryland.  Admission is $5 for adults, kids under ten are free.  All proceeds from admission fees, vendor tables and the Silent Auction go directly to the general operating budget of Archbishop Neale School.  For more information, visit the event website at www.anscomiccon.com


Helping your Children Cope with your Cancer on Wednesday, 4/16, 6:30-8 p.m. Research has demonstrated that stress is higher among children of parents with cancer than among children treated for cancer themselves. Children who are informed of a parent’s diagnosis and provided with coping tools have better outcomes from those who are not. Cheryl Hughes, oncology social worker at the Lombardi Cancer Center will provide information and guidance for cancer patients to find the best way to meet the needs of their children. Location: Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Beaumont House at FASEB, 9650 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD  20814.  For information contact 301-634-7500 or info@hopeconnectionsforcancer.org.


Join the Breast Cancer in April Southern Maryland Poker Run on Saturday April 19th. The run starts at 11 a.m. from locations throughout Southern Maryland. Then after the run is done there will be live music, food, auctions, 50/50 raffles and more. For more information on location starts and end of the run activities call 240-298-0472 or 301-399-3216. Visit their Facebook page at Breast Cancer In April.


Come on out to Summerseat Farm for the 12th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine).  Look for a day of excitement in an historic 1678 farm setting at our huge plant sale featuring a wide assortment of colorful annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, grasses, planted pots and dish gardens, hanging baskets, crafts, Mother’s Day gifts and much more.  Location is 26655 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.  Enjoy reasonable prices, plenty of free parking, and no admission fee.  Info 301-373-6607; website www.summerseat.org; or email info@summerseat.org.


"Family to Family" is a free, 12 session, evidence-based program that changes and even saves lives brought to you by The Southern Maryland National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Registration is required, so call our office at 240-254-2636 and leave a voicemail message or send an e-mail to sign up for the class nearest you.Illnesses like major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, and anxiety affect 1 in 4 families. If you know a family that has been affected by mental illness in one of its members, tell them about these classes! Encourage the family members to attend, so they can learn ways to help their ill relative while getting support for themselves. Registration is open through the 3rd class session. For more information http://www.namisomd.org


Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland. Early stages of colorectal cancer may not have symptoms.  Screening is the best way for people to find or prevent it.  For FREE screenings of eligible individuals, call St. Mary's County Health Department at 301.475.4330 or 301.475.4318.


St. Mary's County Health Department will have FREE Quit Smoking classes starting on April 1, 2014 at 6pm in the health department.  One hour a week for eight weeks.  FREE quit smoking products.  Call to register; 301.475.4330 or 301.475.4074.  No Joking, Stop Smoking!



Save the Date for a Veterans Stand Down Day on Friday May 16th. It will all take place at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center next to the airport in California, MD. This is a one day event for all Southern Maryland Veterans and their families (including homeless and disabled veterans) to provide support and service in all encompassing basis. There will be Medical/Dental services, employment services, social, housing, legal services and more. To participate please email somdvets@gmail.com, visit www.threeoakscenter.org or call 301-863-7361.


The Second Annual Chopticon High School Band Boosters Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, May 9th. Registration begins at 8:00 am and Shot Gun Start at 9:00 am. It will be a Captains Choice Tourney played at Wicomico Shores Golf Course on Aviation Yacht Club Road in Mechanicsville. Deadline for Entry is April 10th. $100 per golfer or $400 per team. For more information call 301-481-5001 today.


The fourth annual Beer Festival will be held at Historic St. Mary’s City Museum on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from noon until 6 p.m. Enjoy live music while you enjoy a variety of activities, including special tours of Van Sweringen’s Ordinary (one of the first taverns of the colony); a beer making demonstration and a cider making demonstration   Great fun requires great food!  Visitors will have the opportunity to sample local cuisine while tasting beers from craft brewers. Artisans will have select offerings for sale and fun activities for the youngsters may be found at the Kid’s Tent. This event is a fundraiser to support the education and research activities of the museum. Admission is $20 for tasters, $10 for designated drivers and free for children ages 12 and under.  Parking is free.  For more information, call Historic St Mary’s City Foundation at 240-895-4977, email SusanE@DigsHistory.org  or visit our website at www.stmaryscitybeerfest.org


St. Mary's College of Maryland invites the community to its 2014 24-Hour Run! The St. Mary's College men's and women's varsity cross country teams recently completed their fifth season of competition, and student-athletes have now turned their attention to fundraising for their next season. The 2014 24-Hour Run at St. Mary's College is an initiative to help the teams reach their fundraising goals. But, in addition to raising funds which will go toward the teams' practice gear and travel expenses, the teams would like to invite the public to join in on the fun! The 24-Hour Run, which will take place on the college's track, will go from Friday, April 5, at 12:00 p.m. through 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Any time during this 24-hour period, members of the community are invited to run with the teams a perfect workout opportunity! (On the-spot contributions to the teams' cause are encouraged, but are not required to run.) For more information email ajstanfield@smcm.edu


The Barnacle Cup Sailors will be holding their Spring Dinner meeting at 21540 Joe Hazel Road, in Leonardtown MD on March 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM. We will be meeting to discuss the up coming seasons events, rules, and regattas. If you have a sailboat or just an interest in sailing this is a meeting to attend. You will be able to meet the skippers, hear all about how to race and who is looking for crew. Most of all it will be about having fun on the water, safely. If you are interested please call Shawn Moore at (301) 247-7238 or Buzz Ballard at (240) 298-1211.


It's 4th Annual SoMD Sudoku Tournament 2014! Donation entry fees to benefit the St. John’s School Monsignor Harris Scholarship Fund Sponsored by St. John’s Home School Association & St. John’s Knights of Columbus Council 7914 . The Tournament will be held at St. John’s School on March 22. Also please invite others you think might be interested using whatever mode is best, to include email, Facebook, even posting the flyer at work. http://www.sjshollywood.org/AboutSJS/SoMD-Sudoku-Tournament.aspx Cash prizes to the top three in each of 4 categories. We are providing practice puzzles online for you to work at your leisure, allowing you to determine your level of play and thereby getting rid of any qualifying round. Call or email with any questions or suggestions to Mike Thompson 301 373 8545


The King's Christian Academy is proud to present the classic Rogers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! directed by Allison Mehaffey, former Rec & Parks Summerstock Director.   The show will be held in KCA's auditorium on April 10 & 11 at 6:30 pm and on April 12 at 5:30pm.  Tickets will cost $15 for adults, and $10 for students if purchased in advance.  Tickets will be available starting March 17th.  Please call the school office for more information at 301-994-3080.


The Hollywood Lions Club will have a Quarter Throw Down on Sunday March 30th at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at Noon and the auction starts at 2:00 p.m.. There will also be a brown back auction, a cake auction and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be provided by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.


The members of Prince Frederick Lodge No. 142 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Maryland invite you to stop by our Lodge for our 4th annual Open House Saturday April 5th from 9:00 to 4:00, located at 655 Main Street in Prince Frederick 1/2 mile South of MD St Police. We will be happy to answer your questions in regards to the Worlds oldest and most Honorable Fraternity as you tour our Lodge. Begin to understand how we have been making good men better since 1717 and beyond.


There will be a ZumbaThon Charity Event, taking place at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, April 4th, 2014, 7PM-9PM. The ZumbaThon Charity Event will have music, Raffles, 50/50 and a fun time for all. Advance Tickets $10, Day of Event $15. All proceeds go to St. Mary’s Relay For Life/American Cancer Society. Contact Lisa Van Tassel for more information/registration 410-474-6675.

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 Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is hosting two major events on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Criminal Justice Yard Sale, which benefits the SMCPS Shoe Fund, takes place from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Donations of items to be sold at the yard sale are being accepted at the school site.  For more information, contact SGT Mickey Bailey, Criminal Justice instructor, at 301-475-0242, x28209 or at mmbailey@smcps.org. The annual Horticulture/FFA Plant Sale takes place from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  A variety of plants will be for sale.  For more information, contact Mr. Ed Carney, Horticulture instructor and FFA advisor, at 301-475-0242, x28217 or at elcarney@smcps.org.


Thanks to the wonderful support of local artists and donors in our community, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is showcasing the 6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction, the event will take place on April 26, 2014 at Our Lady Star of the Sea’s, Providence Room, on Solomons Island from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Each year the show expands its selection. Furniture, jewelry, and travel are all a part of this year’s event! 

Mark your calendars and go to www.patuxenthabitat.org to reserve your tickets or they can be purchased at the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore! On sale now for only $25 and includes entry to our event, a complimentary glass of wine and a delicious selection of light fare.



7th Annual Calvert Arts Festival: Sample the best Patuxent Wine Trail wines ($15 fee) with souvenir tasting glass at the 7th Annual Calvert Arts Festival Saturday, 10 May, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church. No admission fee to shop from outstanding local juried artisans. Delicious food, live entertainment, children’s crafts, raffles & more. Tour our 1692 church & labyrinth. Rain or shine! Save money; reserve your wine gla$$ at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/428158 Age verified for wine tasting by picture ID at festival. Proceeds benefit parish & community projects. Plenty of free parking at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Rts 2 & 4, Sunderland, MD.  Formerly Calvert Wine & Arts Fest.


So Md Vacations for Vets hosts weekend retreats here in Southern Maryland for our recovering service members. To date they have hosted 164 vets and their families completely free of charge. They are referred to the program by the military hospitals, VA Treatment centers and Charlotte Hall Vets Home.  For more information on how you can help Vacations for Vets, please contact Connie at 301-904-0707




Archbishop Neale School in La Plata will be holding their annual fundraiser at the Greater Jaycees in Waldorf from 6-10pm on Friday, April 25.  Wear your favorite Luau attire, because this year's function is Totally Tiki for ANS!  There will be a full buffet by the Jaycees, silent auction, and music by Eric Scott and Friends.  Auction items include sports and movie memorabilia, jewelry, gift certificates, and gift baskets. Event sponsors are still being accepted, starting at $100 for a quarter page advertisement. Auction items are also needed. Tickets are still available at $40 each, and tables of 8 are also available for $320.  Cash or checks are accepted.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, so please contact Judy Melvin at 301-934-9595, at development@archbishopnealeschool.org, or stop by the school at 104 Port Tobacco Road.  Visit our website at www.archbishopnealeschool.org for more information.




The Anne Arundel County Free School Museum is perhaps the only surviving schoolhouse built as a result of the Free School Act of 1723.  The Museum has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Department of the Interior, since June 16, 1983.  The Free School is open for visitors on the second Saturday and the second Sunday during the months of April, May, June, July, and August from 1:00 pm until 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is free and children are welcomed. The school is located at 1298 Lavall Drive, off Rutland Road about one half mile from Defense Highway, Route 450, between Annapolis and Crofton. For more information on the Open Houses or for information on how to arrange a special tour, please contact Karlie Everett 410-268-8656.


The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net.


Start a new tradition ! 5th Annual Race to the Creek 5K Run and Walk on Friday July 4, 2014 at 8:00 am. A race to support Patuxent High School Track & Field. Free Kids race 7:50 am. Race Day registration begins at 7:00 A.M. Pre-Registration by mail, online (active.com),(RunSignUp) or in person is encouraged. RACE FEE Students: $15.00 Adults: $25.00 CBRC : $20.00. Race Day $20.00 $30.00 $30.00. Make checks payable to PHS *Shirts guaranteed for those registered by June 20th. For more information call 410-535-7865 or E-mail Dave Walser, Race Director.  walserd@calvertnet.k12.md.us


American Chestnut Land Trust will be conducting its inaugural Earth Day 5k Trail Run and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, April 26th.  The race will begin at 9:00am and will raise money to support “WINDFALL” – a traveling exhibit of sculptures to be created from the wood of ACLT’s fallen namesake American chestnut tree. The race will start and finish at the ACLT South Side trailhead, off of Scientist Cliffs Road in Port Republic, MD. Registration and packet-pick up begins at 7:30am and the race is to begin at 9:00am, rain or shine. Registration is $25 for ACLT members, $30 for non-ACLT members and families participating in our Family Fun Walk will pay $40 collectively.  Race t-shirts are available for purchase with registration, with a limited number for sale at the event. For more information and registration, visit http://acltweb.org/Events/SpecialEvents/5k2014.cfm. For questions, contact Tricia Realbuto at 410-414-3400 or info@acltweb.org




Feral Cat Rescue is a charitable organization helping to reduce the feral cat population in St Mary’s County. For a limited time, Feral Cat Rescue is offering FREE Spay or Neuter certificates for cats residing in zip code 20659-the Mechanicsville area. Certificates can be used for BOTH domestic and feral cats. Just call 301-475-5059 for more information.   We can also lend you a trap. Please help reduce the number of homeless, unwanted, and abandoned cats by spaying and neutering with these FREE certificates.


The East Coast Drifters' Spring Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road.  Hours are from 9:00 to 3:00.  Rain date is Sunday, June 1.  The show is open to all cars 1986 and older.  Pre-registration until April 24 is $15; registration at the gate is $20; admission for spectators is $3.  Limited vendor space is available.  Food and drink available from the Moose Lodge.  Pre-registration checks should be made payable to "East Coast Drifters" and sent to 12950 Leman Lane, Waldorf, MD 20601.  For additional information, call Arnold @ 301-283-2829.



Calvert Cares For Charlie Benefit will take place at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on Saturday May 17th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be a d.j. with music, dancing, snacks, soda, byob, silent auction and raffles will take place throughout the night. For more information contact Laura Baker at (443) 254-8443 for more information.


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