Chesapeake Beach News and Local Happenings

News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

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

NOTICE: The Rod and Reel parking garage project has reached a point where they will be bringing in a large crane to erect large precast concrete beams and structures. Work is expected to take place until Mid April, creating a flagging operation on Mears Avenue as the trucks arrive and leave. There are no permanent lane closures’ scheduled. The contractor will be using flag men to stop traffic to let the trucks in and out of the project due to their size. As the contractor provides details we will continue to relay the information to residents.
 

SAVE THE DATE! Join us in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Chesapeake Beach. A celebration will be held at Town Hall on April 6 from 4:00-6:00 pm.  More information to follow.
 

March 8–BAKED HADDOCK DINNER – Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East 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
 

March 8– KARAOKE AT THE LEGION –  Join 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 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org
 

March 9 – 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 11:30.  The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies.   For information call (410)257-9878. HTTP://www.ALpost206.org   Reservations at [email protected]
 

March 10 – ALL-U-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST.   In 2019, this is the place for 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. HTTP://www.ALPost206.org
 

March 10 from 2 to 3 pm at North Beach Town Hall  – Sinking Lands and Rising Seas: Climate Change and Evolution of the Chesapeake Bay. Presentation by Ralph Eshelman .  To view an event flyer, click here .
 

March 10 from 2-5 pm – Community Conversation: Calvert County Opioid Crisis Q&A. Get the facts, ask questions, learn how you can help. Join local government officials, health care providers, emergency responders and residents to discuss the opioid crisis in Calvert County, and the Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Learn what is being done and how it is affecting your friends and neighbors. The Community Conversation will begin at 2 pm and end by 4 pm. It will be immediately followed by opportunities to explore the “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit, take naloxone training, and dispose of unwanted Rx drugs. For more information, click here .
 

March 13 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM Northeast Community Center – Good Samaritan Day. This day reminds us to help those in need by showing kindness and compassion. No matter how small or large an act seems, selfless acts help make the world a better place. Send a picture of your good deed to us at [email protected] . Also, stop by the Northeast Community Center and tell us how you made the world a better place on this day and you will be entered to win a prize.  For more information, click here .
 

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://www.ALpost206.org
 

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 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
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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 .

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  .