Events With On Going Dates

In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Chopticon High School football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer 2019! We are challenging our fans to pledge for every touchdown we score between September 6th-29th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can also make a 1 time donation! For more information, join the campaign, or to setup a private donation: Please go to: https://pledgeit.org/tac19-morganza-md-chopticon-braves? facebook: Chopticon High School Football @chopfootball twitter: @chopfootball Email: bravesfootballinfo@gmail.com

 

St. Clement's Island Museum invites you to join them for St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids with numerous dates this summer. Join art instructor Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson in exploring fine arts through a variety of artistic styles. Young artists will expand their understanding of art while learning to sketch, paint, draw, weave, sculpt and more. At the end of each session, all participants will create an individualized work of art to share with family and community. For ages 7 to 17, preregistration required; $3 per child. Classes occur April, June, July and August (12PM-3PM). Materials are provided; bring a light snack. To sign up, call 301-769-2222 to reserve your child’s spot as slots fill up quickly. Schedule & Themes April 17: Drawing & Weaving June 18, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” June 19, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” June 20, 2019: “The Power of the Pencil” July 9, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting” July 10, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting” July 11, 2019: “Express Yourself with Painting" July 23, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 24, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 25, 2019: “Making a Statement in Sculpture” August 6, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” August 7, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” August 8, 2019: "Collage: Putting the Pieces Together”

 

Did you know that just 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood? The fact is that there simply aren’t enough people giving blood, and the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign to urge the public to fill the gaps by making an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer. During the campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters that make up the main blood groups – are disappearing from major brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites to draw attention to the critical importance of blood donations. Just last month, the Red Cross experienced a critical shortage of type O blood, and summer blood shortages are not uncommon. Donors can help fill the missing types by making an appointment to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

 

 

 

The Friends of Maxwell Hall are hosting a free open house of Maxwell Hall (17388 Teagues Point Rd, Hughesville) the last Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through October.  Maxwell Hall is a colonial home that was built in 1768 by a prominent merchant family. Dates include May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, and October 27. Enjoy the various gardens throughout the property, take a hike on one of the nature trails, view the informational displays on the War of 1918, and simply enjoy the peaceful country surroundings of Swanson Creek and the Patuxent River.

 

 

Attention Chopticon High School Class of 1970, planning is underway for the fifty (50) year class reunion to be held 06 June 2020 at the Old Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD.   Request you provide your email and home address information to the Communication Committee at  princesshouse4u@bellsouth.net, jacobmike1@verizon.net, and roychesley@aol.com.  View the Chopticon High School Class of 1970 Facebook Page for further details.

 

Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer should visit http://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland casa@center-for-children.org or call NaQuita Coates, Training and Recruitment Specialist, at 410-535-3047.

 

There will be a Yard Sale sponsored by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department's Auxiliary, from 8:00am to 12 Noon at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department on eveery second Saturday of the month beginning through October 12th.  Be a BUYER or a SELLER!  It's your choice!  Either way, we would like to see you there!  The cost to reserve a table is $15 for one or $25 for two. Tables must be reserved in advance by contacting Diana, after 5:00pm, at 410-231-1775.

 

If drinking is no longer fun for you and separates you from other people. Go to an A.A. meeting – become part of the universe again. A.A. They’ve been there. Visit www.aa.org

 

The Drayden African American Schoolhouse will have open houses on select days each month through October from 11 am - 2pm. The schoolhouse is located on Cherryfield Road in Drayden. Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month March 24, April 6, May 4, June 1, June 15, June 16, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5 . Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information. The schoolhouse has been closed for several years, but with the completion of the renovations of the building in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access this significant historic site on the 1st Saturday of each month and during periodic special event weekends. The Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit. Co-hosted by UCAC - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions and the St. Mary's County Museum Division

 

Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? The St. Mary’s County Museum Division and the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions are seeking individuals from the public to volunteer during any of the open houses held at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, MD. Volunteers would assist visitors in accessing and touring the historic site, as well as answering any questions they might have during their visit. The open houses are on the first Saturday of the month and other select days, April through October. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses, and its story represents a significant part of St. Mary's County’s history. The schoolhouse was closed for several years, but with the completion of extensive building renovations in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access the site during the open houses. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point to arrange a visit. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact Karen Stone, Museum Division Manager, at karen.stone@stmarysmd.com or 301-769-3235. For more information, programs, admission prices and more, visit the Drayden African American Schoolhouse Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DraydenSchool or call 301-994-1471.

 

 

Looking to get more involved in the community? St. Mary’s County’s Home-Delivered Meals Program is currently seeking volunteers to serve in the Lexington Park area and the southern-most parts of the county. Drivers would pick up meals at the Loffler Senior Activity Center and pack into coolers provided to maintain a safe temperature. Volunteers are assigned to an established route and the deliver meals to homebound seniors on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. To volunteer, persons must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Driver training will be provided by the Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator and experienced Home-Delivered Meals volunteers. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. No meals are delivered on days the Senior Activity Centers are closed. Mileage reimbursement or income tax deductions are available for volunteers. Interested volunteers  should contact Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator Monika Williams at 301-45-4200, ext. 71060, or via email at Monika.Williams@stmarysmd.com.

 

The American Legion Post 255 in Ridge is having a Queen of Hearts raffle on Friday nites. Drawings are every Friday at 7pm. Ticket sales start at 4pm for QofH and 50/50 raffles. Dinner is available for purchase also. All profits are used to help veterans and our local community.

 

 

 

Chopticon High School Class of 1969 Chopticon High School Class of 1969 is planning it’s 50th class reunion for the fall of 2019. If you are a member or teacher of this class please contact either of the below listed members to update your contact information so you can receive all of the announcements for the festivities. Sarah Blackistone Richardson 240-925-1119 TheMightySBR@msn.com Norwood Graves 301-848-9525 Saramy1@verizon.net 

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the Nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated t building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental Illness.  NAMI SoMd provides free education and support groups for those suffering with a mental illness as well as their family members.  Family support groups meet the 3rd Tuesday in Charles County at Body of Christ Church, Waldorf; 3rd Thursday in St. Mary's at the Wildewood Community Center, and the 4th Thursday in Calvert at St. John Vianney Church.  Please contact 301.399.4148 for more information.

 

First Wednesday of every month at the Circuit Court for Charles County - Law Library from 10 AM - 1 PM the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation. Reservations requested – please call 301-932-3322

 

 

The Charles County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Crime Solvers work together to solve crimes and hold criminals accountable for their offenses. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity. For more information about Crime Solvers, contact Detective Sergeant Tim Miner, Crime Solvers Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, at 240-216-2173. PHONE**Call 1-866-411-TIPS to report a tip** * An operator takes information about your tip. * You will receive an identification number. * Your tip is provided to the investigating officer. * You must call back later to check the status of your information, using your identification number. Or call  http://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/

 

From historic preservation to climate change to subliminal communication through floral design … this year’s Speaker Series at Sotterley will cover a wide array of topics. These are FREE to the public events. Historic Sotterley is pleased to announce the presenters for the 2019 Speaker Series. An important community outreach, this series is yet another way that this National Historic Landmark fulfills its mission of serving as an educational and cultural resource. Due to limited seating, please sign up on our website or call 301-373-2280 for reservations.
THE COMMON CAUSE: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution June 19th  |  7:00 p.m.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PLACE-BASED TEACHING:The Importance of Knowing our History and Culture in Order to Preserve our Democratic Republic August 28th  |  7:00 p.m.
SPY PILOT September 18th  |  7:00 p.m.
SINKING LANDS AND RISING SEAS:Climate Change, Evolution of Chesapeake Bay & Effects on Cultural Resources October 9th  |  7:00 p.m.
FLORAL DIPLOMACY: At the White House October 30th  |  7:00 pm
THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK November 13th  |  7:00 p.m.
For more information visit www.sotterley.org

 

 

June 17th Events

Junior Docent Academy at Historic Sotterley is registering kids today. The Academy will take place June 17th & 18th. Are you looking for something fun to do this summer that involves history and interacting with others? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Our Junior Docent Academy will enhance your communication skills while sharing our rich history and exquisite site with visitors. Upon successful completion, you will become Junior Docents and ambassadors of Historic Sotterley. Returning Junior Docents can hone their skills (updated registration form required). Advance Registration Required. For Ages 8-18. Drop off 9 a.m. Pick up 5:00 p.m. Tuition: $35 dollars (which includes a Sotterley student membership). Call: 301-373-2280 or email: education@sotterley.org for information and to register. 

June 19th Events

Looking to grow your career? Do you have experience in healthcare, human services, direct support, or nonprofit? Then this is the job fair for you! Join The Arc Southern Maryland at their job fair on Wednesday, June 19th from 10 am - 3 pm in their Leonardtown office to discuss all of the amazing opportunities they have for both part-time and full-time positions in the tri-county area. The office is located at 25470 Point Lookout Rd, Unit H in Leonardtown. Walk-ins are welcome! Achieve with The Arc Southern Maryland.

June 21st Events

FRIDAY JUNE 21 – KARAOKE AT THE LEGION. Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charges. The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org

June 22nd Events

The Calvert Amateur Radio Association (CARA) invites the public to the annual American Radio Relay League (ARRL) National Field Day at Drum Point Clubhouse at 465 Lake Drive, Lusby on Saturday June 22 between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. or on Sunday June 23 between 8:00 a.m. until noon. For more information or to confirm your visit, please contact David Hardy KB3RAN at president@k3cal.org or call 443-440-1736. The ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio and Field Day is our opportunity as Amateur Radio operators to demonstrate our contributions to all emergency services and to the public, especially when normal systems of communications fail. CARA is a 501c3 nonprofit service organization providing communications support and education to Calvert County and the region for events such as bike and road races, parades and Scouting events. During Field Day members of CARA will be present to demonstrate the flexibility of Amateur Radio, the equipment used, and the proper techniques in operating the equipment to prepare for emergency response capabilities. For more information contact David Hardy KB3RAN 443-440-1736 CARA President/PIO president@k3cal.org 

 

The Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, June 22 – Toy Boat Building 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Toy boat building, sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild, has been part of the museum for over 30 years and is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month.  A $2 donation per boat is requested. Museum admission is required. This activity is ideal for ages 5 and up.

June 23rd Events

Girl Scout Troop 6058 will have a Craft Fair/Flea Market/Bazaar in the Laurel Glen Shopping Parking Lot featuring Sunday June 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm. Local vendors. We look forward to having you join us there. A flyer can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2377828785582694&set=a.246768608688733&type=3&theater

 

The Southern Maryland Bootscooters will have aDesigner purse bingo to raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer's and the 11U Southern Maryland Senators Baseball Team at the Mechanisville Moose Lodge on Sunday June 23rd. The event will take place at 1 pm. The doors open at Noon. Raffles, door prizes, chinese auction and much more! 

June 24th Events

The Girls Scouts of the Nation’s Capital will host Camp Hoot Owl at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds from June 24-28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., for girls in grades K-5. Camp Hoot Owl is an introductory program for girls who ARE not currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts and crafts, STEM, games, songs & more. The camp fee is $45 and includes FREE transportation. Financial aid is available. To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cb-camper. For more information contact, Jessica Hadsell, at 301-861-5862.

June 26th Events

The Prince Frederick Vol. Fire Department Annual Carnival is back. The Fireman's Carnival will take place on June 26th through June 30th at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Barstow. 

June 27th Events

Join The Calvert Marine Museum on Thursday, June 27 for the Little Minnows program from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This month’s theme is What Floats Your Boat?  A program for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. Fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.

 

A "Quarter Craze" is being held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 8536 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for shopping opportunities and the auction will start at 7:00 p.m.  The cost for a bidding paddle, with a number that corresponds with a numbered ball, is $3.00.  There will be food and drinks available for purchasing, raffles, door prizes and great vendors.  Please come to enjoy lots of fun and bring your Quarters (some quarters will be available)!  This event is in support of the NBVFD's Auxiliary. For more information, contact Debbie at 443-532-6944 or at ttbydebbie@comcast.net.

June 28th Events

The Prince Frederick Vol. Fire Department Annual Carnival is back. The Fireman's Carnival will take place on June 26th through June 30th at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Barstow. 

June 29th Events

The Great Mills High school Class of 2009 is hosting their 10 year class reunion on June 29th, 2009 at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Dept Social Hall. Cocktail hour start at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. See our Facebook event page to RSVP. www.facebook.com/gmhs2009/

 

On June 29, 2019, come help celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Mudd's return from his imprisonment at Fort Jefferson. Civil War reenactors will display their artifacts of life during the Civil War. There will be a presentation of the Love Letters of Dr. and Mrs. Mudd during his imprisonment. Richard Willing will present his program of "Dr. Mudd and the Movies."
The Mudd House Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm for guided tours. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Tours of the House are $7 for adults, $2 for children aged 6-11, and children 5 and under are free.

 

 

There will be a Purse and Bags Bing on Saturday June 29th at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall with doors opening at 5:00pm. Regular games start at 6 pm. Over $7,750 in purses and bags to be won. Advanced tickets are $25 and must be paid for by June 21st. Raffles, Early Birds and more. For advanced tickets and reservations contact Sherry and 240-925-6141. All proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. 

June 30th Events

The Prince Frederick Vol. Fire Department Annual Carnival is back. The Fireman's Carnival will take place on June 26th through June 30th at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Barstow. 

July 10th Events

Camp Phoenix is a three day day-camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. July 10th through the 12th at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown from 9:30 am - 4 pm each day. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his or her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts, and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers. Registration is $50. Scholarships are available. Please contact Jess Foster for information at 410-535-0892.

July 13th Events

On July 13th, the American Chestnut Land Trust will host the Southern Maryland Nature Fest!  This family friendly fun day will feature exhibits from nature organizations across the region. The event will take place at 676 Double Oak Rd. in Prince Frederick and will include hayrides, live animal exhibits, kids crafts & games, “Linda’s on the Go” Food Truck, a small farmers market – and, of course, information about the beautiful places to experience nature right here in Southern Maryland! Plus learn about ACLT’s 22 miles of free trails, guided canoe trips and land conservation activities.  Please visit ACLTweb.org for more information or call 410-414-3400.

July 14th Events

The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a casino trip on Sunday, July 14th on a first come/first served basis. The cost will be $45.00 per person, with payment in advance. Price includes: Water, Snacks, $15 in Free Slot Play and $7 Buffet Credit. We will depart from the Seventh District Fire House at 8:00 a.m. with a stop at 8:30 a.m. in Charlotte Hall. For a reservation or more information, please call 301-769-2016, 301-769-4042 or 301-769-2654. If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will return the call ASAP. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at a Casino with friends and support a fundraiser for the Auxiliary.

July 15th Events

Camp D.A.R.E. is a free summer camp for ages 9-11 and is instructed by certified D.A.R.E instructors from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. The camp will take place July 15th through the 19th from 8 am untill 4 pm each day. The camp entails the 10 lesson D.A.R.E. program as well as team building games and multiple demonstrations from units within the Sheriff's Office (SOT, Motors, K9, Drones, Bike Patrol and more). The camp is run through Calvert County Parks and Recs and sign up information can be found on there website. 

July 17th Events

Ahoy, mateys!  Registration is now open for the popular Little Pirates program at Historic St. Mary’s City. The program, designed for children 3—6 years old, is offered in two sessions–July 17 or 18–from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. As a part of the morning, children will “become” a pirate, play games, go on a treasure hunt, and storm Maryland Dove, a representation of a seventeenth-century tall ship! Admission is $10 per child ($8 Friends members) with one accompanying adult free. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum. Payment in full is required at time of registration, which will close on July 10. For more information or registration, contact (240) 895-4990 or email Info@HSMCdigsHistory.org. 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, visit HSMCdigsHistory.org.

July 18th Events

Ahoy, mateys!  Registration is now open for the popular Little Pirates program at Historic St. Mary’s City. The program, designed for children 3—6 years old, is offered in two sessions–July 17 or 18–from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. As a part of the morning, children will “become” a pirate, play games, go on a treasure hunt, and storm Maryland Dove, a representation of a seventeenth-century tall ship! Admission is $10 per child ($8 Friends members) with one accompanying adult free. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum. Payment in full is required at time of registration, which will close on July 10. For more information or registration, contact (240) 895-4990 or email Info@HSMCdigsHistory.org. 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, visit HSMCdigsHistory.org.

July 20th Events

Chopticon High School Class of '79 is having their 40-year class reunion on July 20th at 6 pm at Olde Breton Inn. Cost will be $40 per person and will include a dinner buffet. E-mail CHSReunion79@gmail.com for more information or check out our Facebook page by searching for "Chopticon High School Class of 1979".

July 27th Events

On July 27th join your mateys and a few scurvy scalawags for some pirate fun this summer at the annual Pirates on the Potomac event at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum! This event is geared for children ages 4 to 9 years old. There will be a morning session from 9 am to 12 noon and an afternoon session from 1 pm to 4 pm. Each session will have 12 slots for each age group. Pre-registration is required - cost is $10 per child. Pirates on the Potomac includes lots of buccaneering fun. Everyone is encouraged to dress as pirates for the Costume Contest. This event presents families with the opportunity to learn about Chesapeake Bay and maritime history and heritage as it relates to local pirates who operated around Piney Point. It encourages families to explore the park while children learn buccaneering skills. Call 301-944-1471 for more information and to register. Registration begins on July 1, 2019 and ends on July 23, 2019, so register soon before spots fill up!

August 4th Events

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is having their Second Annual Vendor (Independent Consultant) Show on Sunday August 4, 2019 from 10 AM - 3 PM.  It will be held at the Firehouse Social Hall located at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD.  Free Admission and parking.  ATM on site.  Refreshments will be available for sale by the Ladies Auxiliary.

August 6th Events

The National Night Out Block Party for the Patuxent View Community off Rt. 231 on Seagull Beach Road and Dawn Drive in Prince Frederick is Tuesday August 6th from 4-8pm.

August 24th Events

The 2nd District Firehouse & Rescue Squad in Valley Lee on the 24th August 2019, Saturday – Community Yard Sale at the 2nd District Volunteer Fire  Department; Time 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., A good way to get rid of unwanted things.; Reserve a table for $10.00;  For more info contact Kelly at 240-299-5261
 

September 21st Events

September 28th Events

The Maryland Veterans Museum will have a Car and Bike Event on Saturday September 28th from 8 am until 4 pm. The museum is located on Rt. 301 in Newburg. There will be live music, food vendors, trophies and more. Bring the family and tour the museum which includes indoor/outdoor and static/activwe exhibits. Rain Date October 5th.

 

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