Around Town Community Calendar

Check here often for area events sponsored by our community’s non-profit organizations. Events are listed below by date.

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Run For The Arts Virtual 5K

August 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM | Choice of participant
Sponsored By: Mattawoman Creek Art Center

Start Time: 12:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 AM

You pick the date, you pick the location, take your kids or your dog, walk, run, or bike. Registration includes custom shirt, medal, and bib. Results and pictures posted online. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children age 10 and younger. Racing packets will be mailed to participants. All proceeds go to support the Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Smallwood State Park. Visit the website below to register.

Contact Info:
Janet Pflaum
Tel: 301-743-5159
Event Details

The Big Raffle

September 03, 2020 at 12:00 AM | Cedar Lane Senior Living Community
Sponsored By: Friends of Cedar Lane

Start Time: 12:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 AM

Featured will be $12,000 in total cash prizes. Just 400 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the residents of Cedar Lane Senior Living Community. Anyone age 18 or older can enter to win up to $12,000 in total cash prizes. Proceeds will be used to benefit Cedar Lane’s 196 residents. Tickets are $100 each. With six cash prize drawings, each week, the winning ticket is returned to the drum for a chance to be selected again. Winners need not be present to win.

  • $100 Drawing – Friday, 9/18/20
  • $150 Drawing – Friday, 9/25/20
  • $250 Drawing – Friday, 10/2/20
  • $500 Drawing – Friday, 10/9/20
  • $1,000 Drawing – Friday, 10/16/20
  • $10,000 Drawing – Friday, 10/23/20

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-475-8966
Event Details

Children's Aid Society Yard Sale

September 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM | 3000 Huntingtown Circle, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Children's Aid Society

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Two yard sales are planned, September 12 and 26. The second one will be the group's last yard sale for the year. All proceeds go to items that are needed for children, including socks, underwear, diapers, and wipes. If you like to donate, check the website below for the listing.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-908-1680
Event Details

Pull Tab Fund-Raiser

September 20, 2020 at 2:00 AM | St. John's School, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: St. John's School

Start Time: 2:00 AM    |    End Time: 5:00 AM

The school holds drive-through cash-only pull tab events each Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Cash prizes range from $100 to $500, plus one $5,000 prize. The school will sell a 100-winner cashboard until the final box is sold, and the $5,000 winner is drawn. Players will be required to stay in their vehicles and practice social distancing when interacting with event volunteers. Adjustments may be made dependent on weather and COVID-19.

Contact Info:
Jenn Basta
Tel: 301-373-2142
Event Details

Joe Corbi's Fund-Raiser

September 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM | Online
Sponsored By: St. John's School

Start Time: 12:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 AM

The fund-raiser offers pizza, cookies, pies, and more. Visit Joe Corbi's through October 2 to order. Orders can be picked up at St. John's School on October 29.

Contact Info:
Michelle Connolly
Tel: 301-659-0555
Sponsored By: Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Job seekers can meet up to 100 local businesses online. Each company will list their current job openings. Chat with company representatives about your application and receive invitations to one-on-one same-day interviews. Visit to register and upload your resume before the event and to attend the online event.

Contact Info:
Yvette Turner
Tel: 240-462-0732
Sponsored By: All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Start Time: 12:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 AM

The church will host the We Love Calvert Arts Festival $10K Benefit for Children to raise $10,000 for five charities that support children in Calvert County and promote local artisans. The October 1 to 10 fundraiser replaces the Calvert Arts Festival. For more information about the artisans, visit Facebook. To donate, visit the website below. Donations are are tax-deductible.

Contact Info:
Lisa Herlihy
Tel: 410-610-1084
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Pre Order Fried Shrimp Dinner

October 02, 2020 at 5:00 PM | 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

Cost is $18. Each dinner includes eight butterfly shrimp, hush puppies, cole slaw, green beans, potatoes, brownie, and honey packets. To order, call by September 28.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-997-5722
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Summerseat Yard Sale

October 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM | 26655 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Items for the house, yard, garage and barn, including tools, antiques, furniture, collectibles, and vintage clothing. Lots of specialty items. Anyone interested in donating items can contact the farm by e-mail.

Contact Info:
Sharon Barnes
Tel: 301-373-6607
Event Details


October 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM | 15065 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: SMECO

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:30 AM

Contact Info:
Tel: 1-888-440-3311
Event Details

Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk - CANCELLED

October 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM | Solomons Island Gazebo/Pavillion
Sponsored By: Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Contact Info:
Laurie Walker
Tel: 301-863-6227
Event Details

Pumpkin Dash Run, Walk, Bike Ride

October 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM | Virtual
Sponsored By: St. John's School

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

The Pumpkin Dash is a virtual 5K run/walk and 10K bike ride (1-mile run/walk and 3-mile bike ride for children). Run, walk, or ride anywhere you'd like. Registration includes T-shirt, race bib, finisher medal, results posted online, and a mini-pumpkin, plus a costume contest and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit St. John’s School and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Cancer Care and Infusion Services. Sign up at the website below.

Contact Info:
Michelle Connolly
Tel: 301-659-0555
Event Details

Mt. Zion 4th Annual Christmas Celebration

December 05, 2020 at 4:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

Rain date is December 12. Featured will be Clydesdale wagon rides, craft vendors, games, food trucks, Santa Claus, and Christmas caroling. Check the website below for updates.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539

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