Events With On Going Dates

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/

December Events With Various Dates

Are you ready for the Holidays? Looking for that perfect Christmas Tree? You won’t have to go far. Boy Scout Troop 1814 is selling trees right in LaPlata next to the Baldus Building on Rt 6 at 115 Charles Street. The rain in the Spring and Summer have helped us in getting the most beautiful trees! Please come visit us! We're Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-8pm. Thursday and Friday nights 4-8pm. Starting Wednesday 12/5 open every weeknight 4-8pm. We have hard working scouts who are trying to raise their own money for summer camp, training, and other scouting events. Please support Scouting! For information call 443-277-0197.

December 10th Events

The Waldorf Lions Club, in coordination with the Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile, will hold a blood drive on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. To make a reservation call 202-476-5437 or sign up on-line at: http://www.cnmcblooddonor.com/index.cfm

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There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 10 from 1:30 to 7:00 at the 2nd District Firehouse, 45245 Drayden Road, Valley Lee.  Contact 800-REDCROSS for more information or to make an appointment.

December 11th Events

December 13th Events

On Thursday December 13th join the St. Maries Optimist Club for Santa Night at the Lexington Park Library from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Santa Night opened to all children. There will be activities, games, refreshments, goodie bags and coloring books as well as Santa Claus.

December 14th Events

Port Tobacco Players is an award-winning community theater in La Plata, MD. The Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to entertain, educate, uplift, challenge, enlighten, and enrich their audiences, volunteers and community by providing consistent quality productions at affordable prices. PTP is celebrating their 70th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows. Next up is “A Christmas Carol in Washington” Directed By Mike Gahan and Produced by William Righter, “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is the world premier of an adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington DC and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. Seeing this play will be a wonderful way for you to join in on the celebration of PTP’s 70th Anniversary and start your holiday season. The play runs from Nov 23rd thru Dec 16th . Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-932-6819 or online at www.ptplayers.com.

 

Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to the 47th anniversary of the long standing tradition of the Madrigal Dinners. Please join us for an evening of fine dining, beautiful music, firelight and wassail at the beautifully decorated State House in St. Mary’s City. The Mistress Brent Garden Club has amazed us for 45 years with beautiful period decorations for all to enjoy. For many, this tradition marks the opening of their holiday season and is truly a night to remember. The cost is $90.00 for Friends of Historic St. Mary’s City and $95.00 for non-members. This year’s dates are December 7, 8, 14, and 15th starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are required-call or email Mary (240)-895-4991, MaryB@digshistory.org or Porzia (240) 895-4960, PorziaP@digshistory.org for reservations. 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 Newtowne Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “Christmas Belles” from November 30 to December 16. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Christmas Belles” tells of Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas. The church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14– LASAGNA DINNER – This tantalizing dinner with all the trimmings, including salad, and beverage will impress your taste buds. Hosted by The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget.  Cost is $12.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878. .   Public Welcome.  http:// www.ALpost206.org

 

Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will host a Holiday Open Mic on Friday, December 14, at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico, MD.  The Holiday Open Mic is one of the most loved and well attended open mic nights of the year. It is a warm and friendly evening beginning at 6:30 pm with a pot luck dinner. Everybody is asked to bring a favorite side dish or dessert. The Open Mic begins promptly at 7:30pm.  Performers are encouraged to do holiday tunes, but it isn’t a hard and fast rule. Admission for this event is FREE.  Be sure to sign up in advance to perform (garner@wildblue.net  or 301-904-4987).  There will be a brief annual meeting to vote in the new 2019 SMTMD board members during intermission.  Visit www.smtmd.org for directions and more information.  We hope to see you there!

 

December 15th Events

 

Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the St. Clement’s Island Museum during their Christmas Doll & Train Holiday Exhibit . This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents or books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture your youth by running the model trains. The Museum Store will be brimming with unique holiday gifts so you can complete your list. Holiday Exhibit Date: Daily, December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Hours: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cost: $3.00 adults; $2.00 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and under free. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/    Phone: 301-769-2222

 

Shop Local and Handmade at Annmarie Garden’s December Holiday Maker’s Markets Saturday, December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, from 9:00am-2:00pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. Visitors will find all things handmade, homemade, or homegrown, with crafts, handmade soaps and candles, folk art, handmade gifts, organic skincare products, farm fresh produce, sweet treats, and more!  Find something special for everyone on your list as you shop local from independent artisans and crafters. The December markets will each feature a different mix of vendors that include favorites from past markets as well as first-time vendors with new things to see. Admission to the Market area is FREE! For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org

 

December 16th Events

The American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville will have a breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 16th from 9 am - 11 am. Come get your photo taken with Santa! Breakfast is just $7 and it's all you can eat. Kids 13 and under are 1/2 price.

 

HOMES, HEROES & HOLIDAYS! Post Deployment Holidays: How to Make Them Happy and Safe. On December 16th American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, LaPlata, MD.  2 sessions: 10 AM - 12 Noon or 2 PM - 4 PM  The purpose of these sessions is to offer professional strategies and coping techniques to assist with issues that often arise during the holidays. Sessions are free for all service members, veterans and family members. Presenter: Dr Mary Vieten, Ph.D., ABPP,CDR, Medical Service Corps, USN(rc) and developer of Warfighter Advance non profit. 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16– FREE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY - From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level Party Hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary.  All are Welcome.  Santa may drop by to see who’s been good.  For information call (410_257-9878.  www.ALpost206.org

 

 

 

December 18th Events

TUESDAY DECEMBER 18– STEAK DINNER.  Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master.  The $17.00 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 (410)257-9878.  .  http://www.ALpost206.org

December 21st Events

FRIDAY DECEMBER 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 charge.  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

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 – FRIED SHRIMP DINNER. - Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary 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 $12 including salad, sides and beverage.  The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878.  Public warmly invited.    www.ALpost206.org

December 22nd Events

Shop Local and Handmade at Annmarie Garden’s December Holiday Maker’s Markets Saturday, December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, from 9:00am-2:00pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. Visitors will find all things handmade, homemade, or homegrown, with crafts, handmade soaps and candles, folk art, handmade gifts, organic skincare products, farm fresh produce, sweet treats, and more!  Find something special for everyone on your list as you shop local from independent artisans and crafters. The December markets will each feature a different mix of vendors that include favorites from past markets as well as first-time vendors with new things to see. Admission to the Market area is FREE! For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org

December 28th Events

FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 – SALISBURY STEAK DINNER.  Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room.  The $12.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Public welcome.  For more information, call (410)257-9878.  .  http://www.ALpost206.org

December 29th Events

Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the St. Clement’s Island Museum during their Christmas Doll & Train Holiday Exhibit. This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents or books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture your youth by running the model trains. The Museum Store will be brimming with unique holiday gifts so you can complete your list. Holiday Exhibit Date: Daily, December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Hours: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cost: $3.00 adults; $2.00 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and under free. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/    Phone: 301-769-2222

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29- MOTOWN NIGHT   What’s your favorite tune?  The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 8:00 p.m. until midnight. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas.  Tickets available at the door.  Public warmly welcomed.  For information call 410-257-9878  http://www.ALPost206.org.

December 31st Events

 

Join the 2nd District  Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee for their New Year’s Eve Dance on Monday December 31st, (MUST BE 21 and OLDER TO ATTEND); With HORs D’OEUVRES and MID NIGHT BREAKFAST; Music by: “BAR DOGS”; Tickets Costs - $35 / person in advance or $45 / person at the doors; For more info / Ticket Sales Contact: Dee Dee J.—240-561-2750 / Georgia W.—301-312-9176 / Cathy C.—301-904-3854; Cash Bar; Door Prizes and $50 / 50 Raffle;  Hosted by 2nd District VFD&RS to benefit new building

January 1st Events

Join Southern Maryland Community Network on New Year's Day  at 8 am at 305 Prince Frederick Blvd. in Prince Frederick for our 5K race to raise money for our community mental health programs. $30.00 for a single entry, includes race t-shirt. Kids 9 and under are free. Registration starts at 8:00 am, the race starts at 9:00 am and is timed for one hour. Awards to top male and female overall then 1st, 2nd and 3rd place by age group. Post race hot soup and awards ceremony. We have a new virtual option this year if you can't make it race day! Register early on active.com or contact us for more information at 410-535-4787.

January 4th Events

Ring in a New Year of Research, Education and Innovation On January 4th the Board of Governors of the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center cordially invites the Southern Maryland community to participate in a Stakeholders Forum. This all-day “Transforming Southern Maryland” event will be held at the SMHEC campus at 44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland, in the Center Hall of Powell Hall (Building 2), 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration, including sponsored lunch and breaks, is free. To check the agenda and register, visit: http://smhec.patuxent-labs.com. Confirmed speakers include: U.S Senator Chris Van Hollen, The Governor of Maryland’s representative, Dr. James Fielder JR., MD Secretary of Higher Education: Dr. Robert Caret, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM): RADM John Lemmon, Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division: Dr. Darryll Pines, Dean of the Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland College Park; Dr. Joann Boughman, USM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ms. Ellen Herbst, USM Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; and Mr. Tom Sadowski, USM Vice Chancellor for Economic Development; as well as a host of other recognized local leaders. The forum follows the theme that research, and technology inform education, education informs the workforce and the workforce brings innovation and economic diversity. This theme closely aligns with the forthcoming merger of SMHEC with USM. With the merger, SMHEC becomes the USM Southern Maryland Regional Center. This center comes with an $84M USM research and classroom building. The building, to be complete by 2021, features ample research space dedicated to advancing the science of autonomous systems. The additional classrooms provide capacity for expanded education. This includes the ability of local students to attend the College of Southern Maryland and to go on to complete their undergraduate degree without need to leave Southern Maryland. The multi-purpose assembly space permits much needed meeting space for community events. 

January 11th Events

The Great Mills High School engineering club will be hosting its annual Southern Maryland Jeopardy Tournament on Friday January 11th in the GMHS auditorium at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $5 at the door and local businesses are encouraged to sponsor an employee as a contestant.  All proceeds benefit the GMHS engineering club which gives students the opportunity to compete in national and international engineering competitions.  More information is available by emailing caskinner@smcps.org.  

January 15th Events

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 15th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The theme of the day is “All Life is Interconnected.” The breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. and costs $10 payable at the door. The program will begin at 8 a.m. at no cost, featuring a keynote address by broadcast journalist Maureen Bunyan. Following the program, beginning at 10 a.m. the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.Ò, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter will host a Day of Service, providing services and activities for students of all ages and adults. The breakfast and program will be held in the J. Frank Raley Great Room, Campus Center (18952 E. Fisher Road). The Day of Service will be held in the Campus Center and adjoining Aldom Lounge. For more information, contact events@smcm.edu or call (240) 895-4310.

January 19th Events

Join the 2nd District  Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee for their Fried Chicken Carry-Out Dinner, on January 19th at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Cost $12.00; Menu :  1/2 chicken; Coleslaw; Green beans; Parsley potatoes; and Dinner roll; Pre-orders Accepted; Contact Robin to pre-order / for more information:  at 301-737-4366(H) or 240-577-0270(C)

January 26th Events

Visit with expert appraisers as they determine the value of your prized possessions at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Saturday January 26th from 10 am - 3 pm. Appraisers for dolls, furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, music boxes and coins will be available at the museum. Only items that can be hand-carried will be appraised. Space is limited and items will be viewed on a first come, first serve basis. The Appraiser’s Fair provides an opportunity for the public to learn the value of their heirlooms and how to properly care for them. **PLEASE NOTE** It is FREE admission, but there are various small costs for item appraisals. Call 301-769-2222 for more info.

 

Are you BRAVE enough to take a dip into the 30 degree bay? Events take place January 24th through the 26th and over 10,000 courageous plungers will head to Sandy Point State Park seeking thrills and chills all to benefit the 7,782 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. Join us for live music and drinks as you prepare for the chilly dip! This heated tent is the perfect place to warm-up, celebrate, and enjoy Maryland's largest winter festival! The MSP Polar Bear Plunge is a fundraising event in which individuals pledge $75 or more for the privilege of plunging into the Chesapeake Bay in January in support of 7,782 athletes around Maryland. Visit www.somd.org for more information. 

March 23rd Events

The Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization, Inc.  (www.smrfo.com) is sponsoring the Southern Maryland Fishing Fair and Boat Safety Exposition on March 23 and 24, 2019 at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.  There will be over 100 tables of vendors selling rods, reels, lures, tackle, paintings, boats, and much more.  Speakers will address freshwater and saltwater fishing, and fishing camps for kids in Southern Maryland.  Activities will include door prizes and raffles.   There will also be boat safety and life safety training by national and local organizations.  Admission will be $4 per person and free for children 12 years and younger.

 

 

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