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Community events with opportunities for nonprofit organization participation are listed here. If your community event has such an opportunity, please submit information for possible inclusion on this page and in the Nonprofit Institute e-newsletter.

Philanthropy Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

Residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties are invited to recognize individuals, families, and businesses that have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways by nominating them for induction into the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s Philanthropy Hall of Fame.

Take this opportunity to acknowledge and honor those whom they believe deserve to be widely recognized for their commitment to making Southern Maryland the best place to live and give.

Nomination deadline is Oct. 1, 2019.

Download the Philanthropy Hall of Fame Nomination form or request a copy by calling (240) 670-GIVE (4483) or sending an email to

Calvert Hospice Veterans Resource Fair

Nonprofit organizations who serve veterans, offer special programs for veterans, or hire veterans are welcome to participate in the Calvert Hospice Veterans Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Family Life Center at St. John Vianney Church, Prince Frederick.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary George Owings, former State Senator Bernie Fowler, and others will offer remarks. The day includes presentations from WarFighter Advance, Warrior Canine Connection, and Dr. Peter Curran, medical director of Home Care for VA Home Based Primary Care. A musical performance, a salute to veterans, and a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony are also scheduled.

For details, contact Amanda Peterson or Amy Szatanek , or call 410-535-0892

Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative

The Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative is a forum for discussion for any organization that serves veterans or service members in the greater Southern Maryland area.

The next meeting will be in October, date TBA, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, D Wing, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622.

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Blessing of the Fleet

Nonprofits are invited to participate in celebrating the culture of local watermen with the traditional Blessing of the Fleet on October 5 and 6 on the grounds of the St. Clement's Island Museum. Boat rides, activities, nonprofit displays, craft vendors, live music, a parade, fireworks, and more round out the weekend.

For details, contact Karen Stone or call 310-769-3235.

U.S. Oyster Festival in St. Mary's County

Nonprofits are invited to apply for a free booth space at the U.S. Oyster Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Home of the National Oyster Shucking Competition and the National Oyster Cook-Off, the festival offers entertainment and food of all kinds and for everyone. 

For more information, contact Karen Stone or call 301-863-5015.