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.

Listed below are ways you can help:

Town Hall will collect gift cards for purchases of clothing, personal items and groceries. Gift Cards can be dropped off at Town Hall from 8:30-4:30 pm. After hours donations can be placed in the secure drop box. Gift cards will be distributed through the Department of Social Services.

United Way make a monetary donation to the Chesapeake Beach Fire Relief Fund. Donations will go directly to the families impacted https://www.unitedwaycalvert.org/donate-chesapeake-beach-fire-relief-fund

The Northeast Community Center is collecting water, clothing and non-perishable food items, during open hours. American Legion will also be collecting the same donations from 12-8 pm daily.

CVS Pharmacy will be providing contributions of personal items.

Donations can be made to Red Cross. Donors can specify the community for funds to be contributed locally. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html

Local businesses are encouraged to notify Town Hall if they are organizing a fund drive.

Upcoming Town Meetings and Important Town Notices

Did you know you can check your utility billing account online? Residents are encouraged to use the online account services page to view balances and check that payments are credited.  For the most accurate information, click here .

Free Boat Ramp Access to Town Residents — The Mayor and Town Council are pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2019 Town residents will be provided free access to the public boat ramps located at 3820 Gordon Stinnett Ave.  For more information and a link to the application (fillable form), click here .

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has vacancies on the Board of Appeals and the Zoning Commission that need to be filled. If anyone is interested please send your resume to the Town Clerk, Sharon Humm, via email or mail to Town of Chesapeake Beach, PO Box 400, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety is hosting free monthly training sessions to better prepare citizens of all ages for emergencies. Training focuses on active shooter, performing CPR and assisting injured persons prior to professional help arriving.  For more information, click here .

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is now taking sign-ups for Orientations for all Positions for the 2019 Summer Season.  All interviews for all positions will be conducted at these Job Specific Orientations on the dates listed on our website. We hire starting at age 14 for Customer Service Specialists (CSSs), and Runners in the Food and Beverage  Department.  Grillers working in our Beachcomber Grille must be 15 years old. To sign up as a lifeguard you must be 15 year of age by May 25, 2019.  Cashier’s must be 17 years of age. To sign up for the Orientation for the position of your choice visit our website . Working at the Chesapeake Beach Water park is a wonderful way to spend your summer!

April 19th  – Good Friday, Town Hall Closed

April 20 @ 7:00 am – 5 K Run, Calvert County Recovery Supports 2nd Annual Rebelling Against the Stigma attached to substance abuse 5K.  Location: Chesapeake Beach, Parking at Kellam’s Field Parking Lot . 1st 100 people to register get a free T-shirt. For registration, click here or Megan Sarikaya (410) 535-3079 x35.

April 23 from 2:30-6:30 pm – Town Hall Chambers BIOBLITZ presentation.

April 24 – 1 pm Ethics Committee meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

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

April 27 from 10 am to 2 pm – Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Keep your family and friends safe by removing unwanted and expired Rx drugs from your home. Calvert County Sheriff officers will be accepting Rx drugs for proper and safe disposal at the following locations: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Prince Frederick; Maryland State Police, Barrack “U”, Prince Frederick; Mt. Hope Community Center, Sunderland; Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach; Southern Community Center, Lusby.  All prescriptions accepted. No questions asked. Please remove identifying information from bottles and keep items in their original containers. For information or questions contact the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) at 410-535-3733.

May 7 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm – “Let’s Talk” Mental Health and Your Teen: What’s the connection to Substance Abuse? Being a teenager can be difficult. Stress, depression and anxiety are just a few of the mental health issues facing teens. Come learn about the importance of mental health in a child’s development and signs that a child is struggling. Leaving mental health issues untreated can lead to negative behaviors, such as substance use. Learn how to provide support and connect with services to keep your child moving in a positive direction. Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with life’s stresses, be productive and make positive contributions to their communities. Presenters: Christina Spangler & Ginger Rosella, Maryland Coalition of Families. FREE event; registration is required as seating is limited. Refreshments provided. Call 410-535-3733 to register.

May 18 from 9 am to 12 pm – Tri-County Memory Walk. Farming 4 Hunger, 6932 Serenity Farm Rd. Benedict, MD 20637. This event brings our community together to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to addiction and to plant seeds of hope for those who still suffer. There will be free refreshments, free helpful resources, a speaker, a seed planting, a serene farm walk, photos, families, and much more. For more information, click here .

May 22 – Drug Free Workplace Training at Harriet E. Brown Community Center. Calvert County business owners and managers are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn more about the benefits of a drug-free workplace. The workshop will provide information on the signs and symptoms of substance use, how an employee’s substance use disorder affects their work and the overall business, and the purpose and benefit of a drug-free workplace policy. Training is FREE. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For questions or to register call the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse at 410-535-3733.  For more information, click here .

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 .

June 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  We are offering the first of two cruise dates for Summer 2019.  We will be welcoming Dr. Ralph Eshelman, who is a specialist in maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay, War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, geology and paleontology. As we cruise he will fill us in on many interesting things about the Bay we all love.  The cost is $32 per person. Children are welcome; there are no age limits, but these cruises are more suited for adults. Guests can bring small coolers with adult beverages, drinks and snacks. All cruises leave from the Rod ‘N’ Reel Dock located at 4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732. For an event flyer, click here .

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