News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Public Safety Notice:During the hustle and bustle of the Holidays take a moment to keep your assets safe.Did you know?According to a 2019 report by the MD State Police, 50% of vehicle theft cases-the keys were left in the car, 60% of the stolen vehicle cases-the vehicle wasunlocked and 95% of all vehicle theft cases- had no anti-theft device active.

Remember to take these simple steps:

1. —Close and lock all windows and doors when you park your car.

2. — Park in well-lit areas at night. A full 66% of thefts happen at night.

3. — Do not leave a car running. Not only is it a target for thieves, it’s a safety hazard.

4.— Put your keys in your pocket! Do not leave them in the car.

5. — Hide your valuables. Put them in the trunk. Put them under the seat. Or better yet, take them with you.

Town Hall Closure Notice:Town Hall will be closed on December 24th and December 25th in observance of Christmas.

TOWN SPONSORED HAPPENINGS:

December’s “Things You Need to Know” from Mayor Pat,click here to view.

If you missed the Town of Chesapeake Beach Barbara “Jo” Finch Brightest Beacon on the Bay Awards ceremony,you can view the winners and our generous sponsorshere! Plan some time todrive through Town to see these gems. Town of Chesapeake Beach 2020 calendars are in the mail for distribution.Residents can expect to receive calendars in their mailboxes early next week.Water Park Season Passes for2020 Season make great gifts and are currently available at a discount!To make your purchase visit us atwww.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Shop Local: Explore all that the County has to offer by viewing the 2019 Edition of Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission’sFarm Holiday Guide. Find local events, handmade gifts and festive food & drinks. To view the guideplease click here.

December 20 – Polar Espress Reading at the Museum–Families are invited to attend the reading of the Polar Express inside the museum. Two readings are available at 5:30 & 7:00pm. Carols and holiday crafts with sing-alongs will also be part of the night’s activities. This event is free and open to the public.

December 20 – Karaoke at the LegionJoin us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge. The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878http://www.MD-Post206.Org

December 23- Rudolph Treats & Stockingsat Northeast Community Center.Come join us in decorating some stockings and making a treat to leave for Rudolph on Christmas Eve. Your preschooler is sure to love this activity! This activity is for ages 2-5 years and requires pre-registration. Please contact the Northeast Community Center at 410-535-1600 ext. 8210 and reference Activity # 110335 for assistance. This is a FREE community event.

December 21 – 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.http://www.MD-Post206.org

December24 – Bayside Baptist Church–Please join as for a special Candlelight Service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior – Jesus Christ On Christmas Eve at 4:00PM & 6:00PM. Families of all ages are welcome to join us for a time of CHRISTmas carols, and special Scripture readings of the Christmas story. Bayside Baptist is located at 3009 EastChesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. We look forward to seeing you at Exciting Bayside Baptist Church! For further information, please call410-257-0712or check out our website atwww.baysidebaptist.com.“For Unto Us A Child Is Born!”

December 28 –Motown Music –What’s your favorite tune? The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas. Tickets available at the door. Public warmly welcomed. For information call 410-257-9878http://www.MD-Post206.org

 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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