Calendar of events

A look at the week ahead

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 25

The Dunkirk Area Concerned Citizens Association (DACCA) will hold its Spring General Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. Redistricting will be discussed.

For more information, call Phyllis Sherkus at 410-257-5693, or email

Thursday, May 26

The Arc of Southern Maryland's Ninth Annual Pat Collins Golf Classic will begin at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, at the Twin Shields Golf Club, 2425 Roarty Road in Dunkirk. Proceeds support individuals and families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from tee sponsor to admiral level sponsor. Registration is $150 per individual player and $600 for team. For sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, go to, call 410-535-2413, ext. 123, or email

Saturday, May 28

The Calvert County Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a professional CPR/AED training class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Red Cross office, located at 150 Main St. in Prince Frederick. The course is required for College of Southern Maryland Nursing Students, all hospital and education nursing staff in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., dentists and hygienists, chiropractors and staff, and similar professionals. Class completion will satisfy a new two year authorization. Register online at, or call 410-535-5230.

The Lusby Business Association will host its second collaborative customer appreciation event "Spring Fling Block Party" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Lusby Town Center. The event will include activities at the Lusby shopping centers, Lusby Commons and Lusby Center, and will be filled with family activities including live music, several moon bounces, face painting, basketball games, raffle giveaways, free samples, sidewalk sales and a scavenger hunt. The event is free and open to the public. Vendor tables are available. Vendors should contact Membership inquiries should be directly to For more information on the block party or the Lusby Business Association, go to or email

Comedian/actor Larry the Cable Guy will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Calvert Marine Museum, the kick off of the marine museum's Summer Concert Series. Tickets are $48 for reserved seats and $58 for premium seats; additional service fees apply. Purchase tickets at, or call 1-800-787-9454. Gates open at 6 p.m. Chairs and coolers are not permitted.

Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet will hold its 25th Anniversary Gala Ballet Repertoire with excerpts from classical ballets featuring dancers of The Washington Ballet, Tamas Krizsa, Maki Onuki, Luis R. Torres and Stephanie Walz, performing "Jardim do Paraiso," a story set in a tropical garden, featuring the Abigail Francisco School's next generation of dancers, and "Journeys," an original dance opus starring students and alumni of The Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Mary D. Harrison Cultural Arts Center, 2950 Chaneyville Road in Owings. For tickets or information, call 301-855-0282, or go to

Tuesday, May 31

Register by May 31 for the seventh annual Caitlin Classic which will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Twin Shields Golf Club in Dunkirk. The event is held in conjunction with MENC and the Caitlin Merie Hurrey Scholarship Fund and presenting sponsor Isaac's Restaurant and the Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina in Solomons. Honorary host and master of ceremonies will be Doug Hill from WJLA ABC 7. Limited premium hole sponsorships and foursomes are now available.For more information, contact Earl Hurrey at 703-216-9515, or by email at

Friday, June 3

The Calvert Marine Museum will host First Free Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3. This month, the museum will host a performance by the Navy Cruisers at 6 p.m. on the outdoor stage. See the grand opening of the Color and Light Society Art show in the lobby featuring local artists. Cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison with free 30-minute boat rides on the sponsored by M&T Bank. The museum and Drum Point Lighthouse will be open with docents in every gallery.

Saturday, June 4

Congregation Sha'are Shalom in Waldorf will host a spaghetti dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, June. The auction will feature many valuables, such as a hand-made quilt, Washington Nationals tickets, Thomas Kincaid prints, Wedgewood China, Chilean pottery and many other items. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 children ages 5-12. RSVP by sending a check payable to Congregation Sha'are Shalom to 4826 Bryantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601 by May 31. Sha'are Shalom is located at 18 Henry Ford Circle. Email, or call 301-645-4606 for more information.

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host Spring Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 9463 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. The free event will feature games, a bounce house, dunk tank, face painting, a hula hoop contest, members of the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department, model plane demonstrations and more. For more information, call 410-231-2075, or go to

Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold its annual all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken and ribs dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the church, located at 1250 Emmanuel Church Road in Huntingtown. In addition to chicken and ribs there will be potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and brownie sundaes made with soft ice cream for dessert. Fee is $14 for adults; $7 for children; and ages 4 and younger eat for free. Carryout will be available the day of the dinner by calling 410-535-3177.

Sunday, June 5

The North Beach House and Garden Club will host its 26th Annual House and Garden Tour Sunday, June 5. Enjoy the ambiance of bayside homes, stroll the renovated boardwalk, enjoy an art show while touring the new town hall and find treasures in local shops. The featured home this year is Holly Hill in Friendship, which some say is the oldest continuously occupied home in the United States. Docents will be present. No cars will be allowed at the property. Transportation will be provided by free bus or trolley. Tour Guides/Brochures (which act as a ticket to the event) are $10 and can be purchased at Nice & Fleazy Antiques, Sisters' Corner and Coffee, Tea & Whimsey or at St. Anthony's Church in the parking lot on the day of the event. The tour will start from St. Anthony's. Parking there is free. For more information, call Jane Hagen at 301-812-0044 or Norma Jean Smith at 443-964-4087.

Monday, June 6

The Calvert County Lions Club will host its 11th Annual "Eyeglasses" Golf Tournament from 7 to 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Twin Shields Golf Club. The proceeds from this event will be used to purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids for qualified county residents (all golfers are requested to bring old eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for recycling). Cost per player is $115 and $420 per team. There will be prizes for first place, hole in one, longest drive, closest to pin and door prizes including a 50/50 raffle and food by Outback Steakhouse.

For more information, contact Tom Rosnage at 410-535-1668 or 410-610-5146, or email

Wednesday, June 8

The Southern Maryland Local Meats Workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in the SMECO Auditorium, 15035 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville. The demand for local meats is increasing, buyers and customers are waiting for products. Learn about marketing, the licensure process, available freezer beef trailers, retail freezer cases and more. Speakers will include representatives from Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Southern Maryland county agricultural specialists. Time will be reserved for questions. Rabbit and poultry licensure will not be covered in detail; however, written information will be available if interested. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by June 3. In case of cancelation due to weather, call 301-274-1922, ext. 1; enter ext. 29 for a recording on workshop status.

For more information, call 301-535-4583 or 410-535-1600, ext. 2340; or email

Thursday, June 9

The Calvert Marine Museum will host "Sea Squirts: Going Buggy!," a free drop-in program for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Friday, June 10

Calvert Memorial Hospital and the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, in Classrooms 1 and2 which are located in the KeepWell Center in the basement of the hospital. To make a donation, call 410-535-8233 or 301-855-1012, ext. 8233.

Saturday, June 11

Celebrate National Marina Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Spring Cove Marina in Solomons. Join others for food, giveaways, marina tours, boat rides and information about boating on the Chesapeake Bay. There will be SCUBA and kayak demonstrations as well as representatives from the Calvert Marine Museum, Southern Maryland Sailing Association and U.S. Power Squadron. National Marina Day promotes the role that Marinas play as family-friendly gateways to boating and our Nation's waterways, and celebrates the Marina Personnel who act as stewards of the environment. Spring Cove Marina is located at 455 Lore Road in Solomons, just north of the Calvert Marine Museum and next to the Comfort Inn Hotel. Call 410-326-2161, or go to for information and directions.

The Calvert Marine Museum will host a "Fossil Field Experience" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Come explore and identify the fossils of Calvert Cliffs. The fee is $20 per person, ages 8 and older. An adult must accompany any child younger than 18. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.

The Calvert Marine Museum will host a Kid's Pirate Pizza Cruise from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Kick off summer dressed like a pirate and eat pizza grub aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Preregistration is required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.

Sunday, June 12

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum will present Genticorum, the great traditional Quebecois trio from Montreal, Canada, on Sunday, June 12, at the Calvert Marine Museum. The band members will offer master workshops in fiddle/feet, guitar and flute/pennywhistle from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for $40 (some scholarships are available). The evening concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. and concert tickets are $25. Tickets and workshop reservations are available online at Celebrating ten years of performing together, Genticorum is currently producing their fourth CD. Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, Yann Falquet, and Pascal Gemme, all formally educated in jazz music, share a love and appreciation for the old traditions of the Quebecois music and call and response singing. Go to Genticorum's website to view some videos of their music at For more information, go to, email, or call 301-375-0534.

Monday, June 13

Maryland Republican Party Chair Alex Mooney has been invited to speak at the next Calvert Republican Men's Club meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Calvert Elks Lodge, located on Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. To learn more about the Calvert Republican Men's Club and its goals and activities visit, call Republican headquarters at 410-535-9100, or email The Republican Central Committee meets the second Wednesday monthly at its headquarters; 65 Duke Street (Kaine Building) in Prince Frederick.

Tuesday, June 14

Our Lady Star of the Sea School will hold a $25,000 cash raffle drawing Tuesday, June 14, at the Golf Tournament Awards Ceremony. Winner need not be present to win.

There will be three winners: first prize, $25,000; second prize, $15,000; and third prize, $10,000. Tickets are $100 each, and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Purchase raffle tickets from OLSS school families selling the tickets; after each Mass at the Gift Certificate Table; or at the school office Monday through Friday, during regular school hours.

For more information, call Our Lady Star of the Sea School at 410-326-3535.