Saturday-Friday, April 22-28

Charles County Pay It Forward Week is Saturday-Friday, April 22-28. The county commissioners encourage citizens to show random acts of kindness. Send kindness reports via email to, on Twitter @CharlesCoMD, or Facebook at #SpeakOutCharles.

Saturday, April 22

Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism hosts a Spring Baby Bazaar 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 22, Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Buy & sell used items. For table reservations, sellers can call 301-932-6679.

Tuesday, April 25

College of Southern Maryland dedication of Center for Trades and Energy Training 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, CSM, Regional Hughesville Campus, CT Building, 6170 Hughesville Station Place, Hughesville. Free. RSVP by April 18 at, or call 301-934-7602.

Wednesday, April 26

The Small Business Development Center at the College of Southern Maryland offers Start Right for Success 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, CSM Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room C206. Cost is $55. For registration, go to

Friday, April 28

College of Southern Maryland hosts its seventh annual Nonprofit Institute Conference “Jumpstart Your Leadership!” 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, CSM La Plata Campus, Center for Building and Industry (BI Building), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Registration before April 14 is $45 for St. Mary’s and Charles nonprofits and residents, $65 from other counties. The cost is $10 more after April 14. Email Cara Fogarty at, or call 301-659-3182; Harriet Yaffe at, 240-725-5432; or go to

The Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland hosts Administrative Professionals Development Day 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, CSM Leonardtown Campus. $125 per person; $99 per person in groups of five or more. For registration, go to

Saturday, April 29

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Craft Beer Festival 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Doors open for VIPs at noon. Over 50 craft beers from 25 breweries local and national. Food buffet on the beach. Raffles every half hour. VIP $55 advance, $65 door. General admission $40 advance, $50 door. Designated driver $15.

Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick hosts open house at new studio 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 285 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick. Tours, demonstrations, refreshments, door prizes. For information, call 410-414-7530, or email

Wednesday, May 3

The Small Business Development Center is hosting a Women’s Business Roundtable with the topic “Email & Social Media” noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104, Prince Frederick. Free lunch. For information, call 301-934-7583.

Saturday, May 6

Eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Port Tobacco Courthouse, Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco. Free. Rain date is Saturday, May 20. For more information, call 301-375-7892.

Thursday, May 11

Crab Pot Pitch Contest finals at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Lexington Park. The five contestants each get five minutes to make their business pitch.

Friday, May 12

The Charles County Economic Development Department and College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute host the IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 12, CSM La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, Center for Business and Industry building, La Plata. Presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. To register for the free event, go to, contact Michelle DeSoto at, or call 301-885-1340.

Monday, May 15

Calver Memorial Hospital Foundation 28th annual Benefit Golf Classic, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. tee times, Old South Country Club, Lothian. For registration, go to or call 410-414-4570.

Thursday, May 18

Governor’s Business Summit is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 18, Hilton Baltimore. Speakers: Gov. Larry Hogan, Esti Peshin, director of cyber programs for Elta, and Coach John Harbaugh of the Ravens. To register, go to

Thursday, May 25

The Arc of Southern Maryland’s 15th annual Pat Collins Golf Classic is 7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 25, Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, 11200 HG Trueman Road, Lusby. Registration is 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration is $150 per player and $600 for a team. To sponsor or to register, go to


Platinum Senior Care in Waldorf hosts Reminiscing Cafe, a meet and greet for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s, 6-9 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8-11 a.m. weekends, 4018 Blackbird Court, Waldorf. Breakfast & snacks served. For more information, call 301-638-3194.

At the Bay Healing Arts Center hosts a free Reiki class 6:30-8:30 p.m. every second Thursday and 1-3 p.m. every fourth Sunday at 9129 Bay Ave., North Beach. To register, call 410-286-9100.

La Plata Business Association meets the first Wednesday of each month 8:30 a.m. at the Nuguala Conference Room, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata.

Charles County Business Network meets 8 a.m. Tuesdays. Call 240-602-7513 for location.

Southern Maryland Business Network meets 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Legends Club at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Go to

Waldorf Business Networking International, Extreme Networkers Chapter, meets 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Famous Dave’s in Waldorf. For more information, contact Chris Ripley at 301-638-4755.

Business Networking International, Premier Partners meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at Babes Boys Tavern, 2890 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Go to or call 301-520-5308.

Christian Business Professional Network meets 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays at Quality Printers, 10485 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. CBPN also has a luncheon noon-1:30 p.m. at the same location on the first Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to all and include a presentation on business topics. Call Barry Euzent at 301-643-1175 or Joe Namyst at 240-349-2953.

Catholic Business Association of Charles County meets 8 a.m. on the second Friday of each month in La Plata. Call Lisa White at 301-392-0819, email or go to

Items for the business calendar may be mailed to business news at 4475 Regency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695, faxed to 301-932-4059 or emailed to Please include the names and telephone number of a contact person.