Chesapeake Beach and Local Happenings

B Street Slope Assessment and the Beach Boardwalk Closure – The Global Stability Analysis report for the B Street Slope has been completed.  To view the report, click here .  The Town will continue to make assessments over the coming weeks in order to reopen the boardwalk.

Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation Offers Therman Gray Scholarship Fee Assistance Program.  For the fifth year the scholarship is being offered to help low-income residents access parks and recreation programs including camps and classes at a reduced cost. For more information, click here .

Calendar Pictures for 2019 – We are accepting pictures anytime, you do not have to wait until the end of the year. The pictures must be from Chesapeake Beach.  Please send your calendar picture submissions (in the highest resolution possible and preferably in landscape format and as a .JPG) to info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov . Thank you!

2018 Southern Maryland Child Car Seat Check-Up Events,  click here .

Artist Lynn Ferris is now showing her watercolors in the Town Hall lobby. Lynn says “ Living in part of the country with four seasons and on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay brings a great amount of inspiration to my work.” Stop by and see her beautiful watercolors.

Tuesdays – Bingo at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $1000 jackpot. Admission is $8.00 per person.  Doors open at 5 PM and Bingo starts at 7:30 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information please call 301-855-0520.

September 21 – Dinner, Chicken or Beef Fajitas. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206. Come to the lower level dining room. Cost is $12. The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to 410-257-9878. Public warmly invited. http://www.ALpost206.org

September 22 from 10AM – Noon:  CBOCS Oysters start the 8th cycle.  This Saturday  will be the start of the 8th cycle of oyster growing in Fishing Creek. At this time we will be depositing 100,000 oysters on shells into the large rotating cages and moving them to the 3rd rest stop for a 10 month stay. Volunteers are necessary to do this and should to wear water shoes. You will get wet. Loading of cages and counting of spat will take place at Marina West behind the Waterpark. 16 volunteers needed.  We took a survey and collection of the oysters on the Old Rock Reef in August and September. This is the first time we have actually seen how our restoration project is going.  We are happy to report that the reef is healthy and growing.  Thanks to each of you for your efforts during the past 7 years. CBOCS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

September 24th Chesapeake Beach artist, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Walkowiak, will be featured during September’s “Art in the Stacks” Program at Twin Beaches Library. Please join Bill during a “meet the artist” event from 7-8 PM on Monday, September 24, at the Twin Beaches Library. Guests will hear a short presentation about some of the artists recent adventures and wildlife photography. Refreshments will be served. Books available in the Calvert County Library.  Lieutenant Colonel Bill Walkowiak, USAF (retired) is a seasoned world-traveler. His 30 years in uniform took him to all seven continents including the South Pole and the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. From Bangkok to Baghdad, he has always carried a camera to bring home stories. An Eagle Scout originally from Massachusetts, Bill graduated from the USAF Academy in 1984. From his cold war beginnings in the Strategic Air Command, flight test experience at Edwards AFB, an E-3 AWACS instructor pilot in Air Combat Command, and a Pentagon Analyst, his career was packed full of high pressure experiences. Bill encourages everyone to not fixate on the light at the end of the tunnel and instead to enjoy the process of getting through it.  You can enjoy a variety of photographic experiences, and even purchase prints, and a variety of novelty products by visiting his website .

September 28 –  Karaoke at the American 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 charges.  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

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  .