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.

Various Events With Ongoing Dates

The 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 
 
The Holiday Farm Guide booklet, published annually by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission connects consumers with regional farms, as well as wineries and distilleries, aquaculture and seafood producers and more. Find the "Holiday Farm Guide" now, to view or download, on the "Get the Guides" page at SMADC.com. Free copies of the printed guide will be available in limited quantities at participating farms, Southern Maryland public libraries and some regional welcome centers. For more information, and to find a full list of pick-up sites, visit "What’s New/News and Announcements" at SMADC.com. 
 
The Charles County Public Library Adopt-a-Book program is a wonderful way for the Charles County community to engage with the library’s collections. By adopting a book, you contribute to the library’s collection, allowing us to make meaningful and important works available on our shelves. When you adopt a book, you receive a bookplate in the adopted book and recognition on our website, memorializing your contribution. When the book has reached the end of it’s life cycle in the library, adopters will also be given a chance to buy the book before it is sold during a Library sponsored book sale. If you would like to adopt a book in honor of or in memory of someone, please indicate this during your adoption. All Adopt-a-Book donations are tax-deductible. Donors will receive a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt from The Charles County Public Library. Visit ccplonline.org/adopt, or walk in to any
Charles County Public Library branch to adopt a book today!
 
Girl Scout troops in Charles County are currently welcoming new members. Girls in Grades K-12 are welcome to get started on their Girl Scout adventure today! For more information, contact (301) 861-5863. 
 
 
On the First Wednesday of each month the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure at the Circuit Court for Charles County Law Library 200 Charles Street La Plata, MD 20646. 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
 
Girl Scout troops in Calvert County are welcoming new members. Girls in grades kindergarten through 12th are invited to join. For information call 301-861-5861 or visit www.gscnc.org.
 
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) is seeking volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help staff its Joining Forces telephone hotline for Maryland's low-income veterans. Launched in 2014 with funding provided by the Legal Services Corporation's Pro Bono Innovation Grant, the Joining Forces hotline provides individuals who are low-income and who have served in any branch of the military with direct and immediate access to legal assistance and brief advice on a wide range of civil legal issues. The Joining Forces hotline is staffed by volunteer attorneys on Tuesdays (3:00pm - 7:00pm), and Thursdays (9:30am - 1:30pm). Volunteers can answer hotline calls from the comfort of their own homes or offices. Detailed information, in the form of scripts, about various areas of civil law is provided to volunteers to use as a reference when responding to inquiries from callers. For more information about how to become involved with Maryland Legal Aid as a pro bono attorney, contact Pro Bono Program Director, Anais Taboas, at 410-951-7624 or ataboas@mdlab.org. 
 
The volunteers at Feral Cat Rescue hope that you have heard the good news that St Mary’s County will be getting our own animal  shelter.  You can help make the shelter a lower kill shelter by taking responsibility for the community cats in your neighborhood. You can borrow a trap to do Trap, Neuter Return. Feral Cat Rescue has spay/neuter grants for feral and stray community cats.  Please email us at info@feralcatrescuemd.org for information.  Please help stop the euthanization of so many cats at Tri County Shelter by trapping cats and getting them spayed or neutered. Please contact us for help.
 
 
Do you know someone who has committed a crime in Charles County? Do you want to report them but remain anonymous? You can do that by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest of the suspect, you are eligible for a cash reward.  You never have to give your name and you are assigned a code number when you call. Help make a difference and turn criminals in! Charles County Crime Solvers is a non-profit overseen by a board of directors comprised of community and business members who volunteer their time to raise reward monies and promote awareness of the program. To learn more, visit www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.
 
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.
 
 

 

 

 

December 7th 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.

 

Solomons Christmas Walk Celebrating 34 years at the Calvert Marine MuseumHoliday festivities will begin with a stroll through the luminaria lit streets during the annual Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. In addition to all of the activities on the island, enjoy Annmarie Garden in Lights and the ever-popular lighted boat parade in Solomons. The Calvert Marine Museum is offering its own holiday delights for visitors of all ages – and admission is FREE! On both Friday and Saturday evening at the Calvert Marine Museum, enjoy local musical entertainment: Friday, December 7
6 – 7 p.m.        COSMIC Flute Choir

7 – 8 p.m.        Patuxent Voices

8 – 9 p.m.        Calvert and Patuxent High School Chamber Orchestras

Saturday, December 8

6 – 7 p.m.        Bruce Rider & Friends

7 – 8 p.m.        Patuxent High School Carolers

8 – 9 p.m.        Sax Appeal 

Santa and “Squeak” the museum otter, will visit and spread holiday cheer. Children can create a holiday craft to take home. Enjoy punch and cookies on Friday and Santa’s Coffee House on Saturday featuring complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. Shop locally in the Museum Store for high-quality gifts that will please everyone on your holiday list. Many items are made in America. Museum members receive 20% off all weekend. The store will be open both nights from 6 – 9 p.m. and is stocked with a unique collection of clothing, hostess gifts, hundreds of regional books, unique holiday cards, custom mugs, Carvel Hall crab knives, beautiful jewelry, gourmet snacks, ornaments galore, and plenty of stocking stuffers.
To learn more about the Solomons Christmas Walk, visit the website at:  http://solomonsmaryland.com/solomons-christmas-walk.html.

 

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!

 

The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society proudly presents our 3rd annual Renaissance Christmas concert weekend! Performing in period dress, we will take you back to the time of great feasts in great halls with the joy and merriment of the Christmas Season. With our Procession of the Court into the Banquet Hall with Masters in This Hall you will transported to the world of Elizabethan England. There will also be some well-known Christmas carols and other holiday songs to put you in the Spirit of the Season. There will be three performances of the Renaissance Christmas concert: The first performance on Thursday, December 6th will be a benefit concert for the Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry. There is no cost to attend this modified performance, but a contribution will be greatly appreciated. There will also be a cookie sale sponsored by Peace Lutheran. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. The concert on Saturday, December 8th will include a full dinner (choice of ham, turkey with stuffing or vegetarian lasagna) and dessert. Seating is limited for the dinner concert and must be reserved in advance. Tickets for the Dinner concert are $40 for adults and $35 for seniors, students and Military with ID. Order your tickets now so you don’t miss it! The audience should be seated by 6:30 pm for this 7 pm concert. The Sunday, December 9th performance will be a concert followed by a dessert reception. This concert will begin at 3:30 pm. Tickets for the Sunday Dessert concert are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and Military with ID.  Advance ticket purchase recommended.
All 3 concerts will be performed at Peace Lutheran Church (11610 Rubina Pl, Waldorf, MD). Tickets can be purchased from our website (http://www.chesapeakechoral.com) or reserved by calling 301-642-0594. Chesapeake Choral Arts is a 501c3 organization. We welcome new members

December 8th Events

 
The “Winter Wonderland Workshops” by the Sotterley Garden Guild will take place on Saturday December 8th in the Historic Sotterley Farmer’s Market Building. Have you tried DIY holiday décor projects before, but just couldn’t seem to pull it off? Great news, the Sotterley Garden Guild is offering two workshops on Saturday, December 8th to share their decoration making expertise! 9:00 a.m. – noon. Workshop #1:Wreath & Swag making. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop #2:Tabletop Arrangements & Okra Angels making. Advance reservations only. Space is limited to 20 people per workshop. Light refreshments provided. Price: $30 per workshop. Greens provided, but please bring gloves and clippers, if possible. Order tickets online: www.sotterley.org or call the office at 301-373-2280.
 
Join the students and staff of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8th from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Santa will make his grand entrance at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the Forrest Center’s Culinary Arts students. Admission to this event, which includes breakfast, is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 3 and younger. An omelet bar is available for an additional $2.00. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday, enjoy some home cooking, and let the little ones check out the face painting, gingerbread cookie and craft rooms. Santa’s Workshop will be available for children to purchase small gifts (most under $10). Forrest Center students will assist the children. The gifts they purchase will be wrapped. Remember to get a photo of your child letting Santa know their holiday wishes. If you forget your camera, students from the Forrest Center will photograph your child with Santa for $5. Families may receive up to five poses on a CD. Proceeds will benefit the Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter and student programs. The Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter is among the most successful in the state and annually must fundraise over $25,000 to cover the cost of leadership training, chapter activities and regional, state & national competitions. For more information about SkillsUSA, go to: www.skillsusa.org. The event may be recorded and presented on SMCPS Channel 96, the school system’s cable channel, and the Internet. For more information, contact Chef Amanda Granados at 301-475-0242, x28210 or aegranados@smcps.org.
 
The 2018 Calvert County Christmas Shop with a Cop event will take place Saturday December 8th. Deputies will pick children up at their residence between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and take them to Breakfast in Prince Frederick. After breakfast they will be driven to a shopping center in Prince Frederick via full police procession. The children will have $150.00 to spend on Christmas presents. After shopping, the participants will be driving to the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department to enjoy snacks and wrap the presents. Anyone with any questions please feel free to contact DFC Andre Mitchell at 410-535-2800 or Andre.Mitchell@calvertcountymd.gov.
 
Get all your holiday shopping done at the Northern Band Boosters' 16th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held this Saturday, December 8, at Northern High School in Owings. Shop for one of a kind gifts such as handmade jewelry, holiday decorations, candles, gourmet food, T-shirts, sports memorabilia, and more. Santa will visit before returning to the North Pole. Musicians of all ages are invited to perform in a holiday concert in the Mary Harrison auditorium at 11:00 a.m. Children can make gifts in Santa’s Workshop. Free admission and free parking for all Craft Fair shoppers. You won't want to miss the Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 8 from 9:00 to 3:00 at Northern High School in Owings.
 
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
 
 
The New Briscoe Brothers will be sponsoring a Christmas Gospel Concert to Benefit "The Mission" Homeless Shelter, on Saturday, December 8th at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5pm concert starts at 5:30pm admission $12 but if you bring donated items price will be reduced....please see attached flyer for more details and contact information. Also great door prizes will be given out!.....

December 9th Events

The 17th Silent Angel Memorial will take place on Sunday, December 9th at 6 p.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department in Lexington Park, MD. Questions please contact Stefania Bianco at 301-475-4200, ext. *8104
 
The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have a “Christmas Craft/Vendor Fair” and “Lunch with Santa” fundraiser on Sunday December 9th! Bring your children to see Santa and shop for your last minute Christmas presents! Same time, same place all under 1 roof! Our local “First Responders” are all VOLUNTEER and are trying to raise funds to support our members with equipment so when you call 911 for an emergency that requires aid from either our firefighters or our EMS members, we will be there.Again the fundraiser on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our firehouse at 3245 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Md.
 
In celebration of  Christmas in April, St. Mary’s County, Inc. 28th year of service to our community, they invite all volunteers, (past, present or future) to join them on Sunday, December 9th at Summerseat Farm from 1 pm until 4 pm for their open house. The farm is located at 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md. There will be scrap books on display to share from yesterday. Also, a silent auction. Refreshments will be served. Please come and share in our success and wonderful memories of the past 28 years. For more information, call 301-884-2905.
 
You are invited to an All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 9th from 9am until noon at the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge #2092 located in California, MD. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for kids ages 5 to 10, and children 4 and under are free. Kids will also receive a gift from Santa. For more information please call 301-863-7800.
 
The Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary are selling raffle tickets for a basket of gift cards, certificates and holiday cheer! The basket has a value of $500. The drawing will be held during the Breakfast with Santa on December 9th. For information or to purchase tickets, call Brabara Sue at 301-769-2654.
 
 
The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is opening its doors on Friday evening, November 9, for Special Needs Night. The museum is open exclusively for all individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers from 5 – 7 p.m. See why the museum is a fun and welcoming place for families to visit any day of the week! This event is offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services. Meet “Bubbles” the museum otter mascot, enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, river otters, and activities in the Discovery Room. Have fun in a supportive environment; a special calming room will be available. The Museum Store will be open and chock full of items. See a model train display in the Harms Gallery, courtesy of the Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club. The train will be on display through Saturday, November 10 at 1 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.
 
The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department invite you to their Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 9th from 9 am until Noon. Come enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Have fun making a Christmas ornament and have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs Claus. Dec 9,2018. Breakfast starts at 9 am and runs till noon.
 
 
 The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a craft/vendor fair and lunch with Santa on December 9th at the Firehouse on Old Washington Road in Waldorf fron 10 am - 3 pm
 
Join the 2nd District  Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Valley Lee for their Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 9th. It's the All-You-Can-Eat variety and starts 8:00 a.m. & ends at 11:00 a.m.  –  Cost for adults is $10.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $5.00, and children 5 and under are free; Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, Sausage Gravy, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Hot Biscuits, Assorted Juices, Milk and Coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999
 
The St. Mary’s County 4-H program will be holding a Quarter Auction to benefit the 4-H Youth Development Program on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.  This event will feature over 15 vendors with the opportunity to win items for only 1 to 2 quarters.   Doors will open at 12:00 pm and the Auction starts at 1:00pm.  For more information and reservations, contact Barbara Dobbins in the 4-H Office at 301-475-4478.  University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access program. 
 

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

group=op&step=2&opid=5207&opidh=1A7A676C36EF5A62DE3D89C14C4A4BF4&idt=43403.250 

 

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

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 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. 

 

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