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Boards and Commissions

  1. Planning Commission Regular Meeting

    May 18, 7:00 PM @ Courthouse Square Meeting Room

    *May 25, 2016 (*Special Meetings are held on an "as-needed" basis)

    Deadline Date: April 29, 2016

    All requests must be in writing. Staff will review and proceed for appropriate action.

    • Items of discussion and/or conceptual review of a project will require staff comments and must be submitted along with any documentation to be presented to the Planning Commission, distributed and comments received prior to a deadline date.
    • Completed final plat recording packages must be submitted no later than the deadline date to be placed on the Planning Commission agenda for that month.
    • Site plan presentations will be based on site plan revisions received and reviewed as of the deadline date.
    • The third Wednesday of every month (with the exception of December) is reserved for Regular meetings.

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Natural Resources

  1. Friday Homeschool Day: PM Session (ages 4-12)

    May 6, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Our Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching as spring changes to summer. Registration required; see link provided.

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  2. Volunteer Program: Kayak Training (adults only)

    May 7, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kings Landing Park

    Are you interested in helping out with our kayak trips? This two day training course will cover getting boats to the water, paddle strokes, rescues and routes for our trips. While this program is free we expect volunteers to help with two trips during the following season. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and participate in both days of the training (5/7 and 6/18). Registration required; see link provided for full details.

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  3. Mother's Day Kayak Trip (adults and kids 9 and up)

    May 8, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kings Landing Park

    Bring mom for a relaxing tour of Kings Landing Park by water. We will look for flowers, birds and other wildlife as we tour the marshes. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided or bring your own. Registration required, see link provided.

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  4. Walk Like the Animals- Session B (ages 18 months to 5 years; adult participation required)

    May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Kings Landing Park

    Walk, jump and fly like the animals during this fun and interactive program. We'll meet our special puppet friends and learn how their movements make them special. Registration required; see link provided.

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  5. Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve Hike (adults and teens 16 and up)

    May 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Hellen Creek Preserve harbors part of an isolated stand of eastern hemlock, the southern-most in Maryland. Some species of plants and animals found here are more characteristic of the Appalachian forest in western Maryland. Hemlocks are just one of a number of interesting plants. One inland wetland includes pawpaw, sassafras, sweet bay magnolia, and winterberry in a braiding streambed. Be prepared for some difficult terrain, with some up and down and not all on trails; steep in places and wet in others.Wear long pants and sleeves, good hiking shoes/boots, some areas may be muddy. Bring water bottle, snacks and/or lunch. Optional: Field guides, 10x hand lens, binoculars. Registration required; see link provided.

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  6. Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring (ages 10-adult; under 18 w/ adult)

    May 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Accompany the naturalist as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes, and learn how you can help with this project. Interested volunteers can monitor them as little as once or as many as 12 times between April and July. Registration required; see link provided.

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  7. Celebrate Migratory Bird Day (ages 10-13)

    May 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Learn about our spring migrating birds, then join us for a hike to look and listen for them in the forest, wetlands and along the beach. Registration required; see link provided.

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  8. Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring (ages 10-adult, under 10 w/ adult)

    May 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

    Accompany the naturalist as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes. Have fun trekking through seldom-seen parts of the swamp, and perhaps catch a glimpse of some fuzzy little nestlings. If you were unable to attend earlier info sessions, this is a great opportunity to learn how you can help with this study. Registration required; see link provided.

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  9. Volunteer Enrichment - Bay Animals ID (adults 18 and up)

    May 25, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Join a naturalist and other park volunteers for this fun supplemental training opportunity. Many of us spend a lot of time at the Flag Ponds beach but don’t have time to identify what we find there – now’s the chance! Registration required; see link provided.

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  10. Teen Homeschool Day - Plant ID and Invasive Plant Removal (ages 12-16)

    May 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

    This month’s class will focus on invasive plants – how to identify them and when/why to remove them. Looking for enrichment activities for your teen homeschooler? This class is for you. Teen homeschool days will give your teen a chance to get hands on experience with science and nature activities, provide an opportunity for service, and have fun in the company of other teens while doing it. Registration required; see link provided.

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Parks and Recreation

  1. Bash at the Beach

    May 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Northeast Community Center

    Looking for something fun to do with the family on a Friday night? Come out to the Northeast Community Center for Bash at the Beach! Enjoy face bingo with prizes, face painting, balloon animals and a comedy magic show!

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Public Events

  1. You’ve Built a Successful Business… What’s Next? The ABCs of Succession Planning

    May 3, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Marriott Spring Hill Suites

    Join CCMBA in a panel discussion on developing and implementing a succession plan for your business. Learn about options for continuing your business once you are no longer involved. In addition, some business owners will speak about their succession plans and how it worked for them. Business owners, budding entrepreneurs, community organization reps and students are encouraged to attend. Networking and light refreshments will be served. FREE; Seating is limited. Refreshments provided compliments of ADP.

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  2. Women's Business Roundtable Networking Event: "Building a Successful Business - A Women's Perspective"

    May 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Harriet Elizabeth Brown Interim Community Center

    As women, we understand that success doesn’t just happen. The difference between the many who try to start a business and those who succeed is the ability to learn from the successes and mistakes of those who came before you. That’s why you should take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to learn directly from some of Calvert County’s most innovative women business owners. These women have done what it takes to build a successful business and will share their insights with you. Cohosted by the Small Business Development Center and Calvert County Department of Economic Development

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  3. Getting Back to Business: Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Workshop

    May 5, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Courthouse Square Building Hearing Room

    In this workshop you will learn about things you need to consider when creating a business continuity plan. You will get a better understanding of how to ensure your business and employees can resume normal activities after a disaster as soon as possible. FREE; seating is limited

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  4. Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer

    May 5, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC

    Network with other business owners in a casual atmosphere. Hosted by Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC

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  5. Calvert County Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Golf Classic

    May 6, 8:00 AM @ Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

    Hosted by Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Cost includes green fees and cart, breakfast and lunch, beverages and goody bag Open to Chamber members and non-members

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  6. Solomons Maritime Festival

    May 7, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions! Antique boats and motors, master maritime carvers, home crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music and storytelling, children’s games and crafts, and boat rides offer something for all members of the family!

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  7. Mother's Day Brunch Cruise

    May 7, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    What better way to say ‘You’re Special’ than a relaxing cruise and brunch aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to register.

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  8. Mother's Day Evening Cruise

    May 8, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    Enjoy a perfect ending to Mom’s special day with heavy hors d’ oeuvres and a cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to register.

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  9. Special Olympics Calvert County's Inspiration Color Walk/Run 5K

    May 14, 9:00 AM @ The Calverton School

    Please join Special Olympics Calvert County for our 13th Annual Inspiration Color Walk/Run 5K. Be a fan and come support our Special Athletes. This is a family event with fun activities! Register online at http://www.calvertcounty.kintera.org. Fees are $25 Adults and $15 for Students (for registrations by 5/7/16; fees increase by $5 after this date.) Registration fees include a T-shirt, color powder, snacks and water.) This event is for runners and walkers of all abilities. This is a full 5K cross country course. Jogging strollers are welcome. Please join us for this fun event and fundraiser to support this great cause. Special Olympics Calvert County is a year-round sports program that provides recreation and friendships to intellectually disabled youth and adults in our community. We currently offer Aquatics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer and Track & Field activities. We need your help to keep these programs available for our special athletes.

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  10. Naloxone and Overdose Response Training

    May 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ North Beach Volunteer Fire Department

    This training will teach you: How to recognize an opioid overdose How to respond by administering naloxone (also known as NARCAN) What is naloxone? Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses overdose by restoring breathing and can SAVE LIVES.

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  11. Pub Night at CMM

    May 19, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    Join well-known chantey singer, Myron Peterson, of Ship’s Company for a rollicking evening of sea chanteys and hearty cheer. This will be a regular monthly gathering through September. $5 cover charge. Wine and beer available for sale.

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  12. Fallen Heroes Day

    May 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens

    Join local EMS and Volunteer Firefighters in a remembrance ceremony honoring our fallen heroes on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM. The event will be held at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens.

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  13. Bourbon Dinner

    May 22, 5:00 PM @ Brick Wood Fired Bistro

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  14. Safe Boating Class

    May 23, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The course is The MD Boating Safety Course. Instruction will be on May 23 and May 24 with a final test on May 26. Preregistration is requested but walk-ins are welcome space permitting. For more information and to preregister contact R.T. West at 410-535-2035. For those born after 1 July 1972 this course satisfies the requirement for operating a vessel on MD waters. A DNR Certificate of Boating Safety Education will be issued on satisfactory completion of the course.

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  15. Safe Boating Class

    May 24, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The course is The MD Boating Safety Course. Instruction will be on May 23 and May 24 with a final test on May 26. Preregistration is requested but walk-ins are welcome space permitting. For more information and to preregister contact R.T. West at 410-535-2035. For those born after 1 July 1972 this course satisfies the requirement for operating a vessel on MD waters. A DNR Certificate of Boating Safety Education will be issued on satisfactory completion of the course.

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  16. Safe Boating Class

    May 25, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The course is The MD Boating Safety Course. Instruction will be on May 23 and May 24 with a final test on May 26. Preregistration is requested but walk-ins are welcome space permitting. For more information and to preregister contact R.T. West at 410-535-2035. For those born after 1 July 1972 this course satisfies the requirement for operating a vessel on MD waters. A DNR Certificate of Boating Safety Education will be issued on satisfactory completion of the course.

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  17. Safe Boating Class

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The course is The MD Boating Safety Course. Instruction will be on May 23 and May 24 with a final test on May 26. Preregistration is requested but walk-ins are welcome space permitting. For more information and to preregister contact R.T. West at 410-535-2035. For those born after 1 July 1972 this course satisfies the requirement for operating a vessel on MD waters. A DNR Certificate of Boating Safety Education will be issued on satisfactory completion of the course.

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  18. Karsyn's Karnival

    May 28, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Cove Point Park

    A carnival with games, rides, prizes and food for kids of all ages to raise the community’s awareness about the talents and abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.

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Public Hearings and Meetings

  1. Budget Adjustment: FY 2016 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Operating Budget

    May 3, 10:30 AM @ County Commissioners Hearing Room

    LEGAL NOTICE - PUBLIC HEARING:
    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider and receive budget adjustment #470 to adjust the FY 2016 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund operating budget for the recognition of landfill closure and post closure care costs.

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