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Annual Sweetheart Dinner

February 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Reservations are required and must be made by February 10. The menu includes Prime Rib and Turkey Tenderloin, Garlic Red Roasted Potatoes, Maple Glazed Carrots, Parmesan Crusted Creamed Spinach, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, and Dessert. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Featured will be entertainment by Jim Goddard, The Rockin’ Elvis.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
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9th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference

February 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM | College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Sponsored By: Nonprofit Institute at CSM

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:30 AM

Innovation is the theme of this year’s conference and the keynote speaker is Tommy Luginbill of the Entrepreneur and Innovation. Breakout sessions focus on leadership, strategic planning, management, fundraising, and marketing. The event will feature local and statewide exhibitors who offer programs, grants, and resources for nonprofit organizations. Attendees can meet with representatives from the Professional Services Hub, a joint program of the Nonprofit Institute and Leadership Southern Maryland offering basic legal, accounting/financial, and insurance-related counsel from LSM alumni. Registration fee ($55) includes continental breakfast and lunch

Contact Info:
Nonprofit Institute
Tel: 301-659-3182
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41st Annual Collector's Market

March 02, 2019 at 9:00 AM | La Plata Firehouse, 911 Shining Willow Way, La Plata
Sponsored By: Charles County American Antique Arts Association

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Vendors will have antiques, collectibles, and vintage items for sale. Several vintage items will be raffled off. There will be a bake sale, lunches for purchase, and hourly door prizes. Entry donation is $2 for adults and free for children younger than age 12. Parking is free. All CCAAA proceeds will be donated to historic projects in Charles County. Previous donation have benefited the Southern Maryland Carousel Group, the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco, Mt. Aventine, Old Waldorf School, the African American Heritage House, the Friends of the Rich House, the Dr. Mudd House, the Maryland Veterans Military Museum, and others.

Contact Info:
Carolyn Hoffman
Tel: 301-392-1712
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Dr. Mudd House Docent Orientation

March 02, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
Sponsored By: Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

The Dr. Mudd House is looking for volunteers to serve as museum tour guides. Lead visitors through the house and grounds in period dress and enjoy many events throughout the year, including Victorian Christmas. Classes will be on March 2 and 9 before the house opens for the 2019 season.

Contact Info:
Donna Peterson
Tel: 301-425-2158
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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

March 05, 2019 at 5:00 PM | La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata
Sponsored By: La Plata United Methodist Church

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

The Pancake Dinner is sponsored by the youth of La Plata UMC and the “cost” of dinner is a donation to the youth ministry. It is a drop-in event, so come anytime between 5 and 7. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and applesauce.

Contact Info:
Courtney Roberts
Tel: 301-934-2288
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20th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

March 08, 2019 at 4:00 PM | La Plata United Methodist Church (Corner of Route 6 and Route 301)
Sponsored By: La Plata Lions Club

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under, Carryouts are available, and parking is free. All proceeds benefit Lions supported charities including Sight, Vision and Hearing Screenings, Scholarships, Youth Activities, and Lions Camp Merrick.

Contact Info:
Jordan Burick
Tel: 301-934-4203
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MVFDA Fried Shrimp Dinner

March 08, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Dinner will include butterfly shrimp, french fries, cole slaw, applesauce, and a roll. VISA, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Dine in or carry out.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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Designer Purse Bingo

March 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM | American Legion Harry White Wilmer Post 82
Sponsored By: Charles County Children's Aid Society

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:30 PM

Tickets are $25 per person and are available in advance or at the door. Prepaid tickets include reserved seating and a special drawing to win a purse. Featured will be Raffles, Pull Tabs, Refreshments, Desserts available for purchase, and door prizes. Bring a pack of socks and receive 1 extra game sheet. Call or visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-908-1680
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MVFDA Purse and Bag Bingo

March 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Admission is $25 for a book of regular games. Extra books are $5, and $1 specials are available. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Contact Info:
Sherry
Tel: 240-925-6141
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Celebration Gala

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Swan Point Yacht and Country Club
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 8:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:59 PM

This year’s Gala includes three levels of reservations: Gala VIP Dinner guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner at 6 p.m. with a chef inspired menu. For guests who want only a reservation for the Gala at 8 p.m. they can do so and will enjoy an array of diverse heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a unique interactive dessert station. And again this year, a “Late Night” reservation will be offered for guests wanting to arrive at the Gala starting at 9:30 p.m. and help turn the event up a few notches. The Foundation will posthumously honor local cardiologist and member of the CRMC Medical Staff, Dr. Amitabh Rastogi, as the 2019 Healthcare Champion.

Contact Info:
Kay Messick
Tel: 301-609-4132
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Southern Maryland Fishing Fair and Boat Safety Exposition

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM | St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization, Inc.

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The event will be held on March 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The fishing fair will include vendors selling fishing rods, fishing tackle, fishing trips, artwork, and food to fishing enthusiasts. Vendors should contact the event by e-mail.

Contact Info:
Bill Bonner
Tel: 301-904-0599
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Seafood Dinner

March 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Holy Angels Church Hall, 21340 Coltons Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels Church

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

The menu includes Fried Oysters, Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Crab Balls, Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Pickled Beets, and all the trimmings. Served buffet style, all you can eat.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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Maryland Day at St. Clement's Island Museum

March 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with a ceremony featuring guest speakers and program. The museum and water taxi will be operating for visitors prior to and after the ceremony, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s, and the state of Maryland’s story.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
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6th Annual Spring Designer Purse Bingo

March 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown Rotary Club

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Proceeds will benefit the 2019 BECA Scholarship Program and local projects. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and early birds bingo will start at 1:00 p.m. Pull tabs, 50/50, food, door prizes and more. Cost is $30 for 20 Regular Games and $5 for Extra Game Packet, $5 for Early Birds (there are 5 Early Birds), and 5 Special Games at $1 each. Table reservations for 6 or more players must be paid in advance. Advance tickets ($25 each) make check payable to The Charlotte Hall Rotary Foundation c/o Mattingly Insurance, 28290 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659 or PayPal Shirley.Mattingly@verizon.net ($25) and choose Friends and Family - do not pick “for goods and services.” Checks must be received by March 29 to ensure “paid in advance ticket price.”

Contact Info:
Shirley Mattingly
Tel: 240-298-3885
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The Black Diamond Disaster - The Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

April 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Head to St. Clement’s Island for a program and ceremony commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the Civil War, the Black Diamond Disaster. This event will feature free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island, special period tours of Blackistone Lighthouse, a ceremony with a guest speaker and remarks by Naval Air Station Patuxent Base Commander, Capt. Christopher Cox. The weekend will also include a concert by a military band and a showing of the silent movie The Lighthouse by the Sea. On April 23, 1865, 87 lives were lost when the Black Diamond and steamer collided in the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Drive-Thru Country Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner

May 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and The United Methodist Men

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Dinners are packaged to go but you are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at Picnic Tables. Menu includes Fried Chicken and Country Ham, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Cole slaw, and Applesauce. Dinners are $20 each. Bake sale provided by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Parish Seafood Dinner/Festival

May 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Dinner includes crab balls, steamed spiced shrimp, ham, fried chicken, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, pickled beets, green beans, applause, garden salad, applesauce, and beverages. Festivities are Big Raffle, White Elephant Table, Bake Table, Garden Area, and Bingo. All proceeds to benefit Immaculate Conception Church. Credit and Debit cards accepted.

Contact Info:
Linda Morris
Tel: 240-538-6728
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Card Party

May 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM | 9611 Trinity Church Road, Newport, Md.
Sponsored By: Trinity Episcopal Church

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Cost is $7 per person. Refreshments available.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-643-0191

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