News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Assistance for Families Impacted — The recent tragic events in Chesapeake Beach have led to an outpour of community members, civic organizations and local businesses seeking a channel to help the families impacted by the recent fires.  For a FACT SHEET on assistance, click here .

Listed below are ways you can help: these methods are approved by the County and Town Hall. 100% of the proceeds go to the families impacted.

Non-Monetary Donations  — Water, shelf stable food, personal care items, etc. accepted for the next two weeks Collection center: Northeast Community Center 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.  Phone: 410-257-2554 Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Household items and other donations will be handled by Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee once housing is secured for the individuals impacted. More details will be available on specific needs pending those arrangements.

Monetary Donations  — United Way of Calvert County The nonprofit serves as the donation hub for relief efforts, working directly with Department of Social Services to provide support to victims. 100% of donations will be provided to the families and there are no administrative costs being applied. Donate online at Website cause page:

You can text to give by texting ChesBeachFund to 91999; a link will appear for donating.  For donations by check, include “Chesapeake Beach Fire Relief Fund” in the memo and mail to: P.O. Box 560, 530 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Phone: 410-535-2000.  Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Facebook fundraiser page:  click here .

Chesapeake Beach Town Hall Drop off gift cards and donations for the victims made out to United Way of Calvert County 8200 Bayside Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 Phone: 410-257-2230 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; after-hours donations can be dropped off in the secure drop box.

Local businesses are encouraged to notify Town Hall if they are organizing a fund drive. Any entity that has set up a drive outside of the above fund drives please contact Town Hall so that funds can be moved to the United Way fund drive. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN GETTING 100% of funds to the families.


April 6 4-6 pm 125 Years of Community Join us in recognition of 125 Years of Community within the Town of Chesapeake Beach.Recent tragic events and the outpour of support from Community members encourages the Town to continue with the planned anniversary event as a way to bring the community together in support of those impacted by the recent fires. Please join us April 6th from 4-6 pm at Town Hall. The Mayor will hold a moment of silence for the victims, and to honor the first responders. Food sponsored by Mamma Lucia By the Bay, refreshments sponsored by the Town. To view the invitation please click here .

April 7 from 1-3pm. Continue the Community gathering of support with the ANNUAL COMMUNITY EASTER FESTIVAL presented by the Town of Chesapeake Beach, Chesapeake Beach Waterpark, and the Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation Northern District. Event has been moved to Northeast Community Center at (4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach).   EASTER EGG HUNTS, THE EASTER BUNNY, SUPERHEROES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING.  For a printable event flyer, click here .


April 5 – JACK’s FAMOUS BAKED CHICKEN – Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. April 6. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, salad and beverage for $12.   Public invited.  Call for more information (410)257-9878

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 12 – FRIED SHRIMP DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner with all the trimmings and a beverage for only $12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.    Public Welcome.  Call for more information (410)257-9878.

APRIL 13 – COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the American Legion Country Dance in the Upper Level Ballroom at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can’t dance, teachers will be available to give instruction.  One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m..  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.   For information call (410)257-9878  Reservations at

APRIL 14– ALL-U-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST.   Start this Palm Sunday with a yummy breakfast featuring Hot Cakes, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fruit, and Chip Beef.   Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Public Welcome.    Adults $10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 410-257-9878.

APRIL 14 – FREE CHILDREN’S EASTER PARTY.  From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level Party Room of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary.  All are Welcome.  The Easter Bunny may be there!  For information call (410)257-9878.

North Beach VFD Auxiliary’s Yard Sale will be held from 8:00 am until 12:00pm on every 2nd Saturday of the month from April to October. Please contact Diana after 5:00pm, at 410/231-1775 to  reserve a table.

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.  For more information, click here .

NHS FBLA is hosting a Run for Hope 5K to support our community service project “Hope for Hundreds” on April 13 at the North Beach boardwalk from 8-10. This event is continuing to support cancer organizations in Maryland.  50% of proceeds will go to support our national competitors for this year.  The other 50% will be donated to cancer organizations, the specific ones are listed on the attached registration form and flyer.  Contact Nancy Tassa, NHS FBLA Advisor via email for more information.

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 (SOLD OUT), click here .

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  .


Town of Chesapeake Beach?8200 BAYSIDE ROAD, P.O. BOX 400, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MARYLAND 20732
(410) 257-2230

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