News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

BOARDWALK RE-OPENING! – The Boardwalk officially reopened Saturday March 9th.  Thank you for your patience. Enjoy!

State Highway Fishing Creek Bridge Construction Update: beginning March 27th construction crews will start the reconstruction of the intersection at Gordon Stinnett. Construction will continue for 2 weeks with the requirement to split traffic while work is being completed. A flagging operation will be in place during these times. It is anticipated that by April 8th the barrier wall will come down and the final traffic pattern will be in place.  This work is leading to the conclusion of the bridge construction with final completion scheduled for early June 2019. We thank you for your continued patience during construction.

March 15 SALMON DINNER. This Famous Lent Delight (Yum) is the focus of the informal dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget.  Cost is $15 including sides and beverage.  The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878.   Public Welcome. HTTP://www.ALpost206 .

March 16th from 8 am-12 pm- Community Shredding Event – Get ready for Spring, and get rid of old paperwork! The Town of Chesapeake Beach, Town of North Beach and the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department are holding a Community Shredding Event at the North Beach Fire Department. This is a resident-only event.  For more information, click here .

March 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 17th Annual Women Of the World Celebration & Awards Luncheon “BE THE INFLUENCE!”  Rod ‘N’ Reel, Chesapeake Beach.  Featured Keynote Speaker Ambassador Susan G. Esserman, International Lawyer, Former Ambassador, Deputy Director, US Trade Representative. For an event flyer, click here .

March 19 – STEAK DINNER.  Particular about your Steak? At the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, you order it directly from the Grill-Master and you get what you order.  Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the $17.00 price tag includes sides, salad, beverage, and roll.  Public welcome.  For information call (410)257-9878.  HTTP://

March 21 from 3-9:00 PM. National Teenagers Day @ Northeast Community Center. Come celebrate being a teenager! For more information, click here .

March 22 – 9:00 AM-9:00 PM. Clean Water Day @ Northeast Community Center. Join in raising awareness of the importance of clean water through a bottled water drive to distribute to those in need. For more information, click here .

March 23 from 10-11:30am – CBOCS Annual Meeting. Please attend the CBOCS annual meeting and learn about 2018 accomplishments and 2019 goals.  Your input is important as we finalize the projects for 2019. 9:30 for breakfast snacks and casual conversation.  To read the CBOCS 2018 Annual Report, click here .

March 24 from 2-3pm. Mulatto, the Black History of Calvert County. Based on his book, Michael Kent will discuss a portion of the slave era and the formation of churches and schools after slavery. North Beach Town Hall (8916 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach). For a printable event flyer,click here .

April 6  from 4-6pm @ Town Hall.  The Town of Chesapeake Beach 125th Anniversary celebration. Food sponsored by Mamma Lucia By the Bay. To view the invitation please click here .

April 7 from 8:30 am – 11am. First Sunday Breakfast in St Anthony’s Parish Padua Hall and hosted by Knights of Columbus Calvert Council, #7870

April 7 from 1-3pm. FREE ANNUAL EASTER FESTIVAL presented by the Town of Chesapeake Beach, Chesapeake Beach Waterpark, and the Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation Northern District. Kellam’s Field (3825 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach). In case of rain or snow, the event will be moved indoors to Northeast Community Center.  EASTER EGG HUNTS, THE EASTER BUNNY, SUPERHEROES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING, WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT. For a printable event flyer, click here .?

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Calvert Master Gardeners with its partner the America Chestnut Land Trust are offering free tree seedlings to help improve water quality in Calvert County.  County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free trees through the Department’s Backyard Buffers program. Trees intercept rainfall, reducing its impact and allowing it to penetrate the soil instead of running off into streams. Trees planted along waterways help improve water quality by absorbing excess nutrients, lowering peak water temperatures, reducing sediment and stabilizing stream banks.Residents can choose from two mixes of trees & shrubs. Each “buffer in a bag” contains native bare-root tree seedlings suitable for planting in moist soil conditions. The shrub/small tree bundle (9 seedlings) includes a mix of red bud (3), gray dogwood (3) and indigo bush (3). The large tree bundle (15 seedlings) includes a mix of river birch (5), sycamore (5) and chestnut oak (5). All seedlings are 1-year-old and approximately 8 to 14 inches tall. There is a limit of two bundles per household. Information on tree maintenance and planting techniques, in addition to suggestions on other good native species, will be provided at the time of pick up. Requests must be received by April 10, 2019. Interested property owners should contact Liz Laher, Administrative Assistant II, University of Maryland Extension, Calvert, preferably by email , or by calling 410-535-3662 to reserve seedlings. Bundles will be available for pickup in mid/late April. Quantities are limited, so reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, click here .

April 15 from 11am 7pm – Red Cross Blood Drive St Anthony’s Parish Padua Hall and hosted by Knights of Columbus Calvert Council, #7870  (walk-ins accepted or contact Dave Wilson Sr. for appointment, )

April 26-29 City Nature Challenge – A combination of organized activities and self directed searching are made available throughout the area. For more information, click here .

April 27 from 10 am-1 pm Bayfront Park Community Clean-up – Join your neighbors and friends at this family-friendly community event and help keep Bayfront Park pristine and clean. We will meet at Bayfront Park parking lot.  Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided.  Dress for the weather.  If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck

June 15 from 5 pm – 7 pm Bayfront Park Nature Walk & Talk Series: Coastal Geology of Calvert Cliffs and Bayfront Park Beach.  Join Chesapeake Beach’s own Dr. Ken Rasmussen, Professor of Geology and Oceanography at Northern Virginia Community College, as he describes the ancient past recorded in our stretch of Calvert Cliffs, and the dynamic modern-day forces that continue to shape them today. Event suitable for ages 13+, minors must be accompanied by responsible adult. No pets please. The event is free but registration is required as group size will be limited to 15 people. To register or for more information, click here  (SOLD OUT).

For more information on any of the above “Happenings,” contact Marti Gilpin (Office and Community Involvement Coordinator for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)  410-257-2230  or via email  .

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