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Friday, May 4Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host its First Friday Tour at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4. Enjoy a free behind the scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. The “behind the scenes” guided tour allows visitors to get up close and personal with conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call 410-586-8562, or email email@example.com for more information. Reservations not required.
The Town of North Beach has announced the start of the Friday Night Farmers’ Market season. The market will be open every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., May 4, through Oct. 26. As in the past years, vendors will be returning with bedding plants; fruits and vegetables; live, local seafood; bakery goods; and wine from local wineries. Back by popular demand is the Friday Night Classic Car Cruise-In. Come out to see the showcase of these fine automobiles. This summer there will be live music on the pavilion each Friday night provided by The Garrett Music Academy. In addition vendors on 5th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues, the North Beach Art Fair will begin on Friday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. and continue every Friday through Sept. 28. The Art Fair will be located on 7th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues and will be the perfect venue to promote creative and unique art. Artists interested in participating should contact The Wheel Clothing Store at 410-286-0000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the application from the town website. For additional information, contact 301-855-6681 or go to www.northbeachmd.org.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host First Free Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4. The museum is open and free to the public. Patuxent Voices will entertain with “Over the Rainbow: A Musical Tribute to Yesteryear” starting at 7 p.m. Take a sentimental journey through the great pop tunes from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Docents will be in every gallery and don’t miss touring Drum Point Lighthouse.
The American Legion Post 206 will host “Clarisse’s Famous Barbecue Chicken Dinner” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary, in the lower-level dining room on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. The public is welcome to attend. The cost is $10, including salad, roll and beverage. Call Clarisse Choux for more information at 443-964-5461, or go to www.ALPost206.org.
There will be a special American Legion 206 membership meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4. All members of the Stallings-Williams Post should plan to attend. For more information, call 301-855-6466.
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity will host its fourth annual ReStore Recycled Art Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Slack Winery, 16040 Woodlawn Lane in Ridge. Fifty local artists will use their talents to transform items from the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s two ReStores into art. The art show will include a silent auction for the objects created by the artists. Wines are being donated by Slack Winery. Proceeds will be dedicated to funding its next home being constructed by Chief Petty Officers stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The home is being constructed with volunteer help of more than 90 active and retired chief petty officers and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at the ReStore locations in Lexington Park and North Beach, or online at www.patuxenthabitat.org.
Saturday, May 5Sail Solomons will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at its new location at Zahniser’s Yachting Center, 245 C St. in Solomons. This is an opportunity to climb aboard the Sail Solomons fleet of cruising yachts and daysailers. Prospective new sailors and salty sailors can learn the details of the Sail Solomons sailing club, yacht charters, daysailer rentals, sailing courses and Caribbean flotillas. Sail Solomons is an American Sailing Association (ASA) accredited school, offering a full range of courses from novice to advanced, including group and private instruction on boats ranging from 22-foot to 47-foot. “On Your Own Boat” instruction is popular among boat owners who’d like to polish their skills on their own sailboats. Chesapeake Bay courses run from May through September; in the winter, Sail Solomons courses are offered in the Caribbean. For more information, go to www.sailsi.com, or call 410-326-4917.
More than 400 walkers are expected at the St. Mary’s/Calvert County March for Babies walk, the March of Dimes premier walking event, Saturday, May 5, at the Leonardtown Wharf, located on Washington Avenue in Leonardtown. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. and will be held rain or shine. Since it was established in 1970, March for Babies has raised $2 billion nationwide to benefit all babies. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. It is committed to funding programs and research to find the answers to problems that continue to threaten the lives and the health of babies.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host “History Beneath Your Feet: JPPM and the War of 1812” from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Enjoy a docent lead walking tour of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, while learning about Maryland’s largest naval battle which took place on the waters adjacent to what is now JPPM. Explore the War of 1812 and its impact on Southern Maryland. Tours begin at the Visitor Center. Cost is $5 per person, $4 for Friends of JPPM.
There will be a Family Fun Day with Horses from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Come see all horses available for adoption at Freedom Hill Horse Rescue and play carnival games, win prizes, raffles, pony rides, craft activities, vendors, food, live music, equine training/riding and therapy demonstrations and get pictures taken with a horse or with a new cartoon face cutout photoboard. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2004 and all donations are tax deductible. The event will be at Double J Stables-Dowell Farm, located at 2905 Chaneyville Road in Owings, across from Northern High School. For more information, go to www.freedomhillhorserescue.com, or find them on Facebook.
The Patuxent Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) will be having an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Petsmart in Dunkirk. Come meet Buttons, Ginger, Princess, Charlie, Annie and Lola at Petsmart and fall head over paws for one of these wonderful dogs. For more information, call Lynne at 301-233-6440. All PAWS dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Some dogs are already housetrained and have basic obedience training. PAWS cats are exceptionally great, too.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church will host its annual indoor spring yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the church, located at 1250 Emmanuel Church Road in Huntingtown. The sale will feature household items, furniture, clothes, books, electronics and toys. For more information, go to www.eumchuntingtown.com.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host the annual Solomons Maritime Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions as this free family event offers something for everyone. Enjoy the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show, Chesapeake Bay Retriever demonstrations, carving, home crafts and cooking demonstrations, children’s games, and boat rides. Also, the Lore Oyster House will open for the season. Visit on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. through May. The oyster house is open daily June through August from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host Maker’s Market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5. More than 50 vendors will be present, providing a mix of jams, jellies, honey, local handmade jewelry, herbal teas, decorated bird houses, wooden furniture, flowering plants and produce. Start the Saturday with sustainable shopping and “buy local” for all needs. Admission and parking to the Annmarie Garden Maker’s Market is free. Guests wishing to tour the sculpture garden must pay the regular admission fee of $3.
The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will host a field trip from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp to observe barred owls and prothonotary warblers. The target species will be spring migrants and emphasis will be on identification and song. Meet at the nature center entrance. RSVP will be required. For more information, contact leader, Andy Brown at 410-535-5327, or email email@example.com.
The Calvert Elks Lodge will host a quarter throw down vendor auction at 1 p.m. at the lodge, located on Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. Tickets are $3 each and include a door prize ticket and a paddle. Additional paddles will be $3 at the door.
The Prince Frederick A.F.& A.M. No. 142 Masonic Lodge will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the lodge, located at 655 Main St. in Prince Frederick. Come out and learn about the Masons and tour the lodge. There will also be activity books available for children.
The Artworks@7th May gallery show, “Lost in Color,” will feature artists Tim Sebian-Lander and Sue Page, with an offbeat exhibition of two creative and imaginative minds. The opening reception will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 9100 Bay Ave. in North Beach. The signature show piece, “Artist in Studio,” is a drawing by Sebian-Lander inspired by the work and art processes of Page. The artists work in different media, yet their work shares an appreciation for light and color.
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the sheriff’s office headquarters, 30 Church St. in Prince Frederick. There will be live demonstrations by the K-9 Unit, Police Motors Unit and Mountain Bike Patrol. There will be static displays and information tables from public safety partners, sheriff’s inspection, food court, vendors, dunk tank, fast pitch and many other fun activities for children of all ages. For more information, contact David Payne at 410-535-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Calvert County Master Gardener’s Annual Plant Sale and Gardening Fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, in the parking lot of the Community Resources Building, 30 Duke St. in Prince Frederick, across from the Prince Frederick Post Office. The plant sale will be held rain or shine. The annual plant sale funds CCMG projects including the award winning “Garden Smarter” program, an educational series presented at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. This program recently received the first place Search for Excellence Award at the International Master Gardener Conference in recognition of the program’s contributions to the community over the past three years. This year’s plant sale will feature hundreds of plants grown by Master Gardeners including perennials, herbs, annuals, heirloom vegetables and native plants. Get answers to gardening questions and advice about plants suitable for the yard. There will also be planting activities for the children and rain barrels and compost bins for sale by the Calvert Lions Club. And to further the efforts of the CCMG, bring any used pots for recycling. In addition to plant sales, there will be opportunities for attendees to consult with Master Gardeners who will share their specialized knowledge with a Salad Box Demonstration at 9 a.m., a Grow It Eat it Lecture at 10 a.m. and a Composting Demonstration at 11 a.m.
There will be a poker run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, beginning at the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach. Cost is $20 for the first hand, $10 for each additional hand. Active military with ID receive a 50 percent discount. The final stop will be at The Greene Turtle in Edgewater, where there will be food and drink specials for all participants. In addition, there will be a country breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. for $8 per person. Wounded Warrior pins will be given to the first 150 registered. Rain date will be Sunday May 6. For more information, contact George Swope at 301-651-9594, or email email@example.com.
The Southern Maryland stop on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Tour will be St. Clement Island on Saturday, May 5. A water taxi will take visitors to St. Clement Island by reservation, the site of Maryland’s first colonial landing in 1634. Visitors will see Tudor Hall, built in 1756 by Major Abraham Barnes. It was sold to Philip Key around 1817, the uncle of Frances Scott Key (writer of the Star Spangled Banner). The garden is typical of one found in 1820 with boxwood and an arboretum. The home is a Maryland War of 1812 site. Tours are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the tour. Lunches will be available for an additional charge. Tickets and more information are available at mhgp.org or by calling 410-821-6933.
The Hughesville Garden Club will host a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at All American Harley-Davidson, 8126 Old Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. There will be perennials, annuals, container plantings, hanging baskets and much more. Drawings for garden items will take place every hour and a door prize of a terrarium to be given away at the conclusion of the sale. For more information, call Donna Cave at 301 274-3345, or email DonnaCave@aol.com.
Sunday, May 6Twin Beach Players will be conducting auditions for its upcoming teen Youth Troupe production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Auditions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Boys & Girls Club in North Beach. Performance dates will be weekends from June 22 to July 8. Auditions will be conducted for ages 13 through 19, and those auditioning should come with a prepared 1-minute monologue and be ready for a cold reading from script. For more information, contact director Sid Curl at 443-624-8890, or go to www.twinbeachplayers.com or www.facebook.com/TwinBeachPlayers.
The Southern Maryland Costume Guild will host “Sunday Afternoon Sewing” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Join the Southern Maryland costumers at JPPM to work on Federal Period (War of 1812) outfits. Bring projects (all time periods welcome) or help JPPM make some costumes to wear at the museum’s War of 1812 Event. Participants will be cutting out fabric, as well as machine and hand sewing. Come for an afternoon of sewing and chat at the Breckinridge Education Center classroom. There is no fee. For more information, call 410-586-8501, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chesapeake Community Chorus will perform “Music for the Spring” at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Huntingtown United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown. The concert will feature contemporary, gospel, classical Christian and secular music by John Rutter, Mary McDonald, Samuel Ward, Phillip Bliss, Peter Choplin and others. A special guest, Mother Goose, will introduce for the young and young in heart five nursery rhymes as well as the famous story of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” A free-will offering will be taken to support the Calvert Hospice House. The chorus is a volunteer group of 30 singers in its ninth season giving concerts for the benefit of charities in Calvert County. The chorus has raised more than $52,000 for these charities.
The next concert in the College of Southern Maryland Ward Virts Concert Series will feature Hando Nahkur at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the CSM Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road in Prince Frederick. Pianist Nahkur will perform as part of the Ward Virts Concert Series, presented by Edward and Patricia Mehosky, St. Clair and Mary Tweedie, Gerry Van De Velde and Rene Cunningham and CSM. The free event will feature open seating. For more information, call 443-550-6011, email email@example.com, or go to www.csmd.edu/Arts.
Windows of Strength Ltd. will present “Spring into Style: Mother/Daughter Tea and Fashion Show” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Saphron Restaurant, 485 Main St. in Prince Frederick. Share a Sunday afternoon with moms and create memories that last a lifetime. Come dressed for the occasion. Tea party hats welcome. There will be prizes for creative hats and more. Proceeds from the show benefit Windows of Strength Ltd. a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to assist organ transplant recipients and their caregivers with nonmedical costs during their transplant process, costs which are not covered by insurance, government programs or other organizations such as hospital parking fees, meals, lodging, transportation, etc. For more details or to obtain vendor information, contact Windows of Strength at 443-951-5125, 410-279-1502, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.windowsofstrength.org.
Monday, May 7Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host its next Monday Memories Tour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 7. Each Monday, the public is invited to a free guided tour of Point Farm, located on JPPM. All are welcome to enjoy the memories of Calvert County, the Patterson family, JPPM or those who once worked on the land that is now JPPM. The public is welcome to share stories, or visitors may also simply enjoy the tour and listen to the memories of others. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or go to www.jefpat.org.
The Southern Maryland Artifact Recover Team, a metal detecting club, will meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1015 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 636-299-2599, or go to www.treasuresearching.com.
The Southern Maryland Community Network will host its 16th Annual Golf Classic, a tribute to mental health pioneers, on Monday, May 7, at the Twin Shields Golf Course in Dunkirk. Individuals or teams (four players) can register the morning of from 7 to 8 a.m. The tourney begins with a captain’s choice at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available for this event. SMCN will be providing a light breakfast, hot dogs on the turn, a barbecue lunch, door prizes, awards and more. Proceeds benefit adults and children in the community that suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses. For more information regarding registration fees, sponsorship opportunities or general questions, call Corey Hilliard at 410-535-4787, ext. 301, go to www.somdnetwork.org or find them on Facebook.
Tuesday, May 8Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Public Archaeology Lab Work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Those who prefer air conditioning to sweltering heat can volunteer in the JPPM archaeology lab. Help wash and label 18th century artifacts from the Public Archaeology site; no experience necessary and no fee. Supervision is required for participants younger than 14. Registration is free, but required. Call 410-586-8554, or email email@example.com.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host Sea Squirts: Waddle-Waddle, Quack-Quack, a free drop-in program for toddlers 18 months to 3 years from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8.
Wednesday, May 9Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Public Archaeology Field Work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. This is an opportunity to experience being an archaeologist. Help professionals excavate an actual archaeological site; no experience necessary and no fee. Supervision is required for participants younger than 14. Registration is free, but required. Call 410-586-8554, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 10The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Davis, Upton, Palumbo and Dougherty LLC, 132 Main St. in Prince Frederick. The event will be held in conjuction with Business Appreciation Week. Cost is $5 for members and nonmembers. For more information, call 410-535-2577.
Patuxent Voices will perform during the Calvert County Historical Society Annual Membership Dinner and Silent Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Great Hall in Prince Frederick. Non-members are welcome, but advance reservations required. Dinner will be grilled beef tenderloin, herbed chicken breast, roasted veggie skewers, assorted desserts. Cost is $45 per person. Call CCHS at 410-535-2452 by May 8.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host “Public Archaeology Lab Work” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Those who prefer air conditioning to sweltering heat can volunteer in the archaeology lab. Help wash and label 18th century artifacts from the public archaeology site; no experience is necessary. Supervision is required for participants younger than 14. Registration is free, but required. Call 410-586-8554, or email email@example.com.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host “Sea Squirts: Waddle-Waddle, Quack-Quack,” a free drop-in program from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old.
Friday, May 11Our Lady Star of the Sea School will host its second annual Seahawk Scamble Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 11. The event will be captain’s choice. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Cost is $85 per player and will include green fees and cart. There will be finishing place prizes, door prizes, food throughout the day and non-alcoholic beverages included. A cash bar will be available. For registration or more information, go to www.seahawkscramble.com.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Public Archaeology Field Work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 11. This is an opportunity to experience being an archaeologist. Help professionals excavate an actual archaeological site; no experience necessary and no fee. Supervision is required for participants younger than 14. Registration is free, but required. Call 410-586-8554, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out and watch the wild come to life as award-winning artists showcase their world class wildlife art and hand-carved decoys at the Community Foundation of Charles County’s 6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show on May 11 and 12 at the Grace Lutheran Family Life Center in La Plata. Tickets are now on sale for Friday evening’s Cattails and Cocktails Reception and Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. For $50 per person, enjoy a sit down dinner by Outback Steakhouse and open bar (wine and beer). The purchase of ticket (s) reserves a seat. Tables of eight are $400. To purchase tickets, call 301-885-0108 or go to www.somdgiving.org.
Saturday, May 12The CalvART Gallery will host an opening reception for the exhibit “Music From the Soul,” featuring paintings by Mimi Little and glass art by Ray and Phyllis Noble from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Ray and Phyllis Noble and Little use their mediums of glass and paint to explore their feelings and their love of music. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Kevin Brooks will be providing soulful music for the evening. The CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center. For more information, call the gallery at 410-535-9252. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Olivet United Methodist Church will host a spring rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the church, located at the end of Olivet Road in Lusby. The sale will feature various household items, clothing, toys, tools and baked goods. For more information, call 410-326-8400.
An emergency preparedness fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road in White Plains. The purpose of the event is to mark the 10-year anniversary of a deadly twister that wreaked havoc in Southern Maryland. A local Boy Scout, Nathaniel Sparks, organized the fair as a requirement to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Members of the Maryland State Police, Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will be present to educate residents of Southern Maryland in emergency management skills. Presentations will be given on topics including tornado preparedness, fire safety, financial preparedness, water storage and purification, food storage and first aid. In addition to the presentations, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive during the fair. Refreshments will be offered such as dried apple slices and other goods that are commonly used as food storage. This will give attendees a chance to snack on different types of food storage items all provided by the church free-of-charge. For more information, contact Alexander Eubanks at 301-751-7499.
Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish will hold its annual MayFest from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday May 12, in the church Parish Hall, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. MayFest features an outdoor plant sale and huge indoor white elephant selection including jewelry, antiques, collectibles, toys, books, baked goods and raffles. Breakfast will be available. For information, call Anne at 410-610-2706, or the church office at 410-326-4948.
There will be a yard and bake sale from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby, located at the corner of Cove Point and H.G. Trueman roads in Lusby. All proceeds will be used to send children to summer camp. For information, call the church office at 410-326-4475.
Volunteers are needed for the Point Farm Garden Restoration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12. Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. Join the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Garden Club as they work to recreate the splendor of the main house gardens using the original plans of noted landscape architect Rose Greely. For information, call 410-586-8536, or email email@example.com.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Public Archaeology Field Work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12. This is an opportunity to experience being an archaeologist. Help professionals excavate an actual archaeological site; no experience necessary and no fee. Supervision is required for participants younger than 14. Registration is free, but required. Call 410-586-8554, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PLANS Summit will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at Huntingtown High School. PLANS (PLankton And Nutrient Studies) for the Chesapeake Bay, a year-long environmental science program that has partnered Calvert County public high school environmental science classes with scientists from Morgan State University Estuarine Research Center and the Society for Ocean Sciences, is having its culminating activity, featuring work done by the PLANS students. Students will present the results of their studies, plankton photos and videos, and share insight into their investigations about nutrient enrichment and the role of plankton and oysters in the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Dr. Denise Breitburg, well-known marine scientist from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Stella Sellner at email@example.com, or at 410-586-9700, ext. 5024, or Claire Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Legion 206 will host a country dance Saturday, May 12. One-hour lessons will begin at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from 8 to midnight. Cost of $15 per person includes soft drinks, draft beer and appetizers. The public is welcome. For information, call 301-855-6466, or go to www.ALPost206.org.
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (CBRM) will hold its annual National Train Day celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. There will be fun and prizes as well as arts and crafts. Children can make train-themed Mother’s Day cards. National Train Day marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. On that day, the golden spike was driven into the final tie that linked the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways. National Train Day celebrates trains and how they changed the lives of Americans.
The Friends of the CBRM is proud to support the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in its mission to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit objects and information relating to the Chesapeake Beach Railway and the towns and resorts of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach, as well as general topics of railroad and local history and to enhance community pride through the history and traditions of the community.
Northern Future Business Leaders of America will host a Moms Day Out for all military moms/wives from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Northern FBLA will offer a day of fun, relaxation, food and babysitting services. Military moms/wives will receive one of two different packages valued up to $125 for services at Scalped Salon and Spa. Babysitting services will be provided at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. For more information, contact Nancy Cohen at email@example.com.
The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con, a new fan and collector event established to benefit Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, the oldest and largest local Catholic elementary school serving 350 students, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the school, located at 104 Port Tobacco Road in La Plata. The event will feature a range of interesting items for all ages, including vendors selling vintage and new comic books, trading cards, toys and other pop culture memorabilia. Local artists will be on hand demonstrating comic art and other media including sculpture and tile work. Viking re-enactors from the Longship Company and for Star Wars fans, members of the 501st Legion will be available for photos. For those looking to showcase their artistic talent, there will be an art contest for children with prizes and a silent auction with collectibles including autographs and vintage toys to bid on. Tickets to the event are $5 for adults and no charge for children younger than 10. Further, attendees can get $1 off the admission price by bringing a gently used video game for Games For Soldiers, a nonprofit charity that sends video games and gaming systems to United States soldiers serving overseas. Also, fans can get $1 off admission for appearing in costume as their favorite hero (or villain). All proceeds from the admission costs and vendors fees will go directly to Archbishop Neale School. For more information, go to anscomiccon.com or contact Tom Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chesapeake Beach Garden Club will host its Spring Plant Sale and Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach. The sale will have bargain-priced plant offerings collected from members’ gardens, hanging baskets and containers for Mother’s Day gifts, and tables of yard sale items for perusal. For more information, contact Karen at 301-855-0116 or email@example.com.
Sample the best Patuxent Wine Trail wines with a $15 souvenir tasting glass at the Fifth Annual Calvert Wine and Arts Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Sunderland. Shop from outstanding Southern Maryland juried artisans. The event will feature food, live entertainment, children’s crafts, mason jar raffle and more. Tour the 1692 church and labyrinth. The event will be held rain or shine. Save money; reserve a wine glass at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/223794. Age will be verified by picture ID at fest. No admission fee. Proceeds benefit parish and community projects.
Matt’s Place, an after-school program offered through Chesapeake Church, will host its seventh annual run Saturday, May 12, at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown. New this year is the obstacle run. The 2.4-mile trail through woods, fields and roads will feature various challenges including climbing, jumping and crawling. Participants may even get a little muddy, so dress appropriately. Registration is $20 for runners, walkers and virtual runners and includes a T-shirt. Register online at peakeyouth.com. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Matt’s Place. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.; the run begins at 9 and awards will be given at 10 a.m. Water stops are provided on the trail and refreshments are available before and after the race. For directions to the Live Out Loud Obstacle Run at Chesapeake Church and to register online, go to peakeyouth.com.
The Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department will host the Annual Combat Challenge from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12. The event will consist of eight very challenging and enduring stations. Each competitor will be timed. There are four age brackets. Each age bracket will have a first, second and third place winner. All competitors regardless will receive a small appreciation award. During the entire event, there will be food and refreshments. Lunch will also be provided afterwards during the awards ceremony, courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.