News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

NOTICE: On Saturday, October 19th from 8 am -10:30 am the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting a drill at Bayfront Park. The drill will involve a mock cliff rescue. Residents are still able to visit the beach during this time. Thank you to our first responders for continuing to be prepared!


October 27th -2-4 pm: Halloween Family Fun Night: The Town of Chesapeake Beach and the Calvert County Parks & Recreation invite you to HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT.  For more information (revised location), click here.

ATTENTION Chesapeake Beach Residents! It is that time again, please send your pictures of the beauty of Chesapeake Beach and its’ citizens enjoying that beauty! Will your submission be our 2020 Calendar cover this year? Please send as attachments to email, not embedded to

November 6, 2019 (Wednesday), 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Chesapeake Beach Town Hall.  Mom’s Big Year — We’ve all got ‘something’, right? Something that’s happened in the past or something that is currently in our lives that we carry with us every single day. Perhaps it’s an ill family member, a struggle with addiction, the death of a loved one, … It’s what we do with that and how we think about that ‘something’… , that makes us who we are and sets the tenor for our day-to-day being. I’m a mom, who’s got ‘something’.   Join inspirational speaker Nancy McAllister to learn how she used nature and a passion for birds to begin her journey of healing after a family tragedy. Come hear her many wonderful, heartwarming stories as she juggled life, work, and family while using a “Big Year” birding adventure to heal, renew, and rediscover herself. ( For an event flyer, click here.

2020 CENSUS – For more information about Census preparations, click here .


Seasonal Offerings Calvert County Agriculture: Don’t forget to check out one of Calvert County’s local agricultural attractions for fun fall activities! Be sure to grab decorative pumpkins and mums!  For more information, click here.

Oysters, crabs, Rockfish…oh my! Its National Seafood Month – a time to celebrate the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River. Whether you prefer wild-caught Rockfish or farm raised oysters, Calvert County has it all! For more information about Maryland seafood, visit .

Get your Flu Shot! With flu season quickly approaching the Calvert County Health Department will be providing flu vaccinations on a walk in basis on Tuesdays from 8:30-11 am and Wednesdays from 1-3 pm. Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated early as supplies are limited.  For more information, click here.

?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.

October 11 through November 22, 1-3 pm — “Stepping On”: The Calvert County Office of Aging is excited to bring citizens “Stepping On”, a seven week falls prevention program for Calvert County seniors.  The free program brings in experts from the community to teach strength and balance exercises along with other strategies to prevent falls. Class sessions will be held Fridays, October 11 through November 22, from 1-3 pm at Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick. Seating is limited, please call (410) 535-4606, ext. 121, to sign up.

October 18 – ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear music from Ross Crampton from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with the compliments of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome.  For more information, call 410-257-9878.

October 18 – CHICKEN ‘N DUMPLINGS DINNER – The American Legion Auxiliary 206 Chef  will present her Famous  Dinner with all the trimmings..   Join us from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the lower-level dining room.  The Post is located on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public warmly welcomed.   The cost is $12.  Call 410-257-9878 for more information.

October 19 — 2:00 pm – 10pm. OKTOBERFEST at American Legion Post 206.  Fundraiser in support of the Fisher House Foundation.  Come join us at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 for a good time for a good cause. 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Imported Brats, Chicken Fingers, Bavarian Pretzels, & Fries available. Petting Zoo & Pony Rides 2-5 pm    Intermission with Live Music by Vince from 5-6 pm.  Live music   (6-10 pm) by Mike Surratt and the Continentals   For information call (410)257-9878.  http;//

October 20 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm.    “THEY INTEND DEPREDATIONS” – STEAMBOAT MISCHIEF AT FAIR HAVEN 1861 – 1865. Join noted author Don Shomette for this free lecture at North Beach Town Hall (8916 Chesapeake Avenue). Brought to you by the Bayside History Museum.  For more information, click here.

October 21 — The Knights of Columbus Calvert Council 7870 is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Anthony’s Church Padua Hall  from 1:00-7:00 pm.  Recommend registering for an appointment at (Sponsor: St Anthony’s Church, 8816 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach).

October 21 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – Small Business Marketing Strategies Workshop in North Beach Town Hall.  For more information and to register, click here.

October 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm THE MORE YOU KNOW – Dinner and a Show! Family-friendly educational event by Twin Beach Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee.  For more information and to register, click here.

October 23 – 31 is Red Ribbon Week — Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985.

October 25th- CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT at American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach, MD featuring “Out of Order & Friends”.  For an event flyer, click here.

October 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  FREE FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL – Please join us Saturday October 26 for the Annual Union Church Family Fall (for Jesus) Festival.  Fun & games for everyone including Costume Contest, DJ/Dance Floor, games, and Treats!  The Church is located next to the North Beach Town Hall at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue.  This free event is offered with the compliments of the Congregation.  All are cordially invited. Questions may be directed to (410)257-3555.

October 26 from 8 am to noon: Calvert County Department of Public Works will host a free paper shredding day for county residents and Northern High School located at 2950 Chaneyville Rd.

November 9 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza, sponsored by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s Auxiliary (8536 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach MD 20732). There will be Crafters and Vendors at this event.  Please come out and join us for this wonderful event and show your support for the Auxiliary, the Crafters and the Vendors!  For more information:  Contact Caty Mistichelli at 443-433-8550. Baked goods will be available for purchase. For more information, click here.

November 30 – Small Business Saturday through Calvert County Department of Economic Development “Calvert Shop Local” campaign. For more information, click here.

2020 Census Preparation – As a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process you will notice census takers in the neighborhood. Census field representatives are currently doing address canvassing for Calvert County and across the United States. The representatives also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys. For more information regarding Census Takers in the neighborhood, 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.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...