Memorial Scholarship Applications

george-mary-louThe George & Mary Lou Brezina Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 scholarship providing financial assistance to a student graduating from a Calvert County public high school for undergraduate study in the field of Education.  The application deadline is April 15, 2020.    2020 Brezina Scholarship

 

DadThe Paul Taylor Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 scholarship providing financial assistance to a student graduating from a Calvert County public high school who is pursuing an undergraduate, associate degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training (skilled trade/vocation) in an automotive-related field.  The application deadline is April 15, 2020.  2020 Taylor Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Meal Program Available for Calvert Kids

Calvert County Family Network Pilots Mobile Summer Meals Program – Summer meals being offered at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. You do not have to live in the Ranch Club for your kids to be able to participate.

Calvert County Family Network Pilots Mobile Summer Meals Program

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The Calvert County Family Network (CCFN) will pilot the county’s first mobile summer meals program in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates (CRE) with support from a $6,500 No Kid Hungry Maryland grant and approximately $7,500 in Children’s Cabinet Funds from the Governor’s Office for Children. The program is an effort to provide nutritious lunches to youth during the summer months when they no longer have access to school meals.

The program will operate Monday through Thursday from June 24 through Aug. 1, with lunches prepared, delivered and served by Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) staff at the CRE clubhouse from noon to 1 p.m. No ID or proof of residency is required to participate. No registration is required and participation is first-come, first-served. The program is open to all family members but individuals must be present to receive a lunch.

For families that need transportation, LifeStyles of Maryland will transport participants within CRE to and from the clubhouse. The service requires a waiver and a participation slip signed by parents or caregivers. Passengers must be 5  years or older to ride alone; younger passengers must be accompanied by someone 13 years or older. 

Members of the Calvert County Interagency Council will provide enrichment activities during meal times. 

Every Thursday, program participants will receive backpacks containing supplemental food for Friday through Sunday, provided by Heart F.E.L.T. of Southern Maryland. 

Farming 4 Hunger donated tower gardens – a low-maintenance vertical growing system – to the meal preparation site at Mill Creek Middle School, giving CCPS food service workers access to fresh produce. Farming 4 Hunger will also coordinate a food drop with the Maryland Food Bank, providing fresh produce from the farm to program participants. Food drops will occur every Wednesday from July 3 through July 31.

For many kids, summer is the hungriest time of year. Only about 22% of Maryland children who rely on free or reduced-price school lunches are also getting free meals through summer programs. Summer hunger can have a long-term impact on a child’s health, ability to learn and general well-being.

No Kid Hungry Maryland has awarded more than $75,000 in grants to allow free summer meal sites across the state to expand and improve programs to reach more youth during summer months. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org.

Operating under the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, the Calvert County Family Network partners with county leadership, public and private agencies and businesses to build a community where children and families thrive. For more information, call 410-414-5997.

Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests and Trunk or Treats in Calvert County

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Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests, and Trunk or Treats to take your Ghosts, Goblins, Superheroes and Princesses to in Calvert County

Sunday, October 23

Halloween Family Fun Night, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
North East Community Center  & Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Chesapeake Beach
Sunday, October 23 the Town of Chesapeake Beach will co-sponsor, along with Calvert County Parks & Recs, this very exciting night at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. The County will have all of their fun activities such as face painting, inflatables, and other games begin at 5:00pm at the North East Community Center located next door to the Water Park. The Trick or Treat Trail will take place at the Water Park from 6:30pm to 8:30pm where many of the Town’s local businesses will be giving out candy and treats. New this year we will feature Keith Hicks as DJ, and two magic shows by D’s Magician Dave Thomen. The theme this year is “Star Wars” where we will transform our cave into a Star Wars galactic zone with many of your favorite characters. We will again take the scary out of Halloween! No witches and no ghouls, only enjoyable and family-friendly characters, games, and fun for all. Bring your children dressed in their favorite costumes, and celebrate with us. Admittance is free to the community, and it offers an opportunity for a safe and happy Halloween celebration. If the weather is inclement, the entire event will be moved indoors at the Community Center. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Friday, October 28     

Trunk or Treat, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church @ 9463 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby
Come on out for a night of free Halloween fun for the entire family. Once again Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is holding its popular Trunk or Treat. This year it’ll be Friday, October 28, 6:30-8 p.m. on the parking lot of the church at 9463 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. The lot will be lined with cars and trucks with their open trunks filled with Halloween treats. Come in costume for sweets, treats and games! For more information, call 410-231-2075, go to our website http://www.shepherdofthebay.com or find us on Facebook.

Saturday, October 29 

17th Annual Halloween in the Garden,  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell  $1 Per Person
Looking for something SPOOKtackular to do for Halloween? Annmarie Garden will host the 17th Annual Halloween in the Garden on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. More than 70 community organizations and businesses will decorate booths, don costumes, and hand out candy and treats to all the children. Some free activities will be provided and devilishly delicious food vendors will be present. Admission of $1.00 per person will benefit local charities including the Holiday Food Basket Program, the Annmarie Program Fund, and other others. Parking is free and will be located in the field adjacent to the garden—follow signs. Dress the whole family and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating, art activities, lunch and more. Don’t forget to bring your camera— there are always unique photo opportunities with the boo-tiful decorations!  FREE trick or treat bags handed out to every guest!

7th Annual Boo Bash,  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
North Beach Boardwalk
Children’s Costume Contest – Registration from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. on the pavilion.  Two age groups: Infant – five and six to young teen.  Parade and judging to follow.  Trick or treat at local businesses after judging.  Rain date:  October 30, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Trunk or Treat, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Join us for an exciting FREE afternoon of games, a cake walk, food and of course CANDY!  It’s sure to be a HOOOT!

Trunk or Treat,  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Road S.
Come and go trunk or treating, then visit us inside for refreshments, then go inside our spooky haunted house!

Sunday, October 30

Halloween Party and Costume Parade, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  (Ages 1-13)
Calvert County Fairgrounds (Main Building), 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick
The Optimist Club of Calvert is hosting our annual Halloween Party and Parade for children ages 1-13 on Sunday, October 30th.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and games, crafts, treats and a special Halloween Parade! Goody bags and medals for all plus trophies awarded for First, Second and Third place costume winners in five age categories. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m.; please register onsite by 1:45 p.m. to participate in the costume parade. This free event will be held from 1:00—3:00 pm in the Main Building of the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick.

Children’s Costume Halloween Party, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m
American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Ches. Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach.
Free children’s costume Halloween Party from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Hosted by the Auxiliary. All are Welcome. First Annual Poppy Poster Contest will be introduced. For information call (301)855-6466.

2nd Annual Communiy Kids Trick or Treating Night of Fun, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Chesapeake Beach Resort, 4165 Mears Ave. Chesapeake Beach
Wear your costumes and enjoy music, fun, free pizza and snacks!

Monday October 31   

Trunk or Treat, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cove Point Park  – Field #2, , 750 Cove Point Road, Lusby
Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Solomons Boys and Girls Club featuring a DJ, Photo Booth, popcorn, hotdogs, hot chocolate and more.

Pumpkin Patch Party, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Church, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown
This community event is designed to offer a positive, upbeat, family-friendly, spook-free MEGA BLOCK PARTY venue where we turn the trunks of cars, minivans and sport utility vehicles into the largest Trunk N’ Treat candy maze in the county! Everything is absolutely FREE.  This is our gift to the Community!

The BIGGEST Trunk N’ Treat Maze in Southern Maryland

  • FREE Kettle Corn, Hot Chocolate & Coffee
  • Great DJ with great music
  • Moon Bounces, Face Painting & Corn Hole
  • Dance Party
  • Red Carpet Costume Runway
  • 6:00 PM Party Begins & Amusements Open
  • 6:30 PM Trunk N’ Treat Begins
  • 7:15 PM Red Carpet Costume Parade
  • 8:00 PM Party Ends

Free (or Cheap) Family Activities in Calvert

School’s out and we thought it was great time to share a list of free or cheap Summer activities in Calvert County.

Movies on Main Street

The movie Frozen will be presented on a 35′ screen under the stars on a grass lot across from the County Courthouse at Duke and Main Streets. Movie starts at 9:00, live music by Rockfish at 8:00. Hot dogs, burgers, soda, water, and candy served. Just bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Everyone is welcome and everything is free.

Calvert Library Summer Series

Check their website for times and locations:  http://calvert.lib.md.us/kids/summerfun.html

June 28 & 29   Animal Olympics

July 5 and 6  Cantare: Latin American Music

July 12 and 13  Michael Rosman: Amazing Feats of Comedy

July 19 & 20  Kentkata (Living the American Indian Experience) : Let’s Dance

July 26 & 27  Elephant and Piggie’s We are in a Play!

August 2 and 3  Mad Science – Marvels of Motion

Free Movies at Flagship Cinemas (Prince Frederick)

Each movie is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 10 a.m.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Movies are open to the general public and to groups.  http://flagshipcinemas.com/forms/PRINCE%20FREDERICK.jpg

June 28 – 30  Minions

July  5 –  7      The Peanuts Movie

July 12 – 14     Hotel Transylvania 2

July 19 –  21    Rio 2

July 26 – 28   Alivn & the Chipmunks: Road Trip

August 2 – 4  Home

August 9 – 11  Stuart Little

The Calvert Marine Museum

The first Friday of every month, the museum offers First Free Fridays. The museum is open and free to the public from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Docents will be available in each gallery.. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison

Calvert County Tourism Website

The Calvert County Tourism website has information on several free destinations including The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Kings Landing Park, the Visitors Center at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and The Bayside History Museum.  http://choosecalvert.com

Lord Calvert Bowling Center

Lord Calvert Bowling Center is once again offering their “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Bowling” program this summer.  Students up to age 19 can bowl one free game every day (June 1 – August 30) during the summer.  Shoe rentals are discounted to $2.50.  Additional games are only $2.50 per person.  http://lordcalvertbowling.com