IOAD 21 32August 31, 2022
International Overdose Awareness Day
Location:  North Beach Board Walk/Pavilion and Sunrise Garden
Time:  7:30 to 9 pm

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) and the Twin Beach Opioid Overdose Awareness Committee  invites county residents to participate in this awareness activity.  This worldwide event aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug related deaths.  It is also a sign of support for those who have lost someone to an overdose and encouragement to those in recovery.  

 Help us “Light Calvert Purple” again this year.   This is a small and simple gesture that involves installing a purple lightbulb outside your home or business shining it brightly on August 31st.  CAASA has a limited number of FREE purple lightbulbs available starting August 15th and distributed at locations around the county.    The distribution locations will be finalized no later than August 1st.     

 In addition, citizens are invited to participate in the Glow Vigil Memorial and/or attend a FREE Narcan training on August 31st.  The Glow Vigil and “Lost Souls” exhibit will be held from 7:30 to 9 pm at the North Beach Boardwalk Pavilion and Sunrise Garden, North Beach.   Calvert County Behavioral Health will be on hand to provide Narcan training and various community agencies will be be on site to share resource information. 

The memorial event will include the reading of names of those lost to an overdose.  If you'd like a name read, please submit your information to .  Sandra Mattingly, at or the CAASA Office at 410-535-3733 or CAASA

Information on the "Lost Souls" exhibit is forthcoming. 

Septemjointhefun3ber 18, 2022
"THIS IS ME"  Color Fun Run/Walk
Location:  Running  Hare Vineyard, Prince Fred. 
Time:  9 am to 12 noon

"This Is Me" Happy.  Healthy. Substance Free.
Color Blast Fun Run/Walk

Registration donation: 
 $20 per person 
Ages 3 and under are free 

Join us for the 4th Annual "THIS IS ME" 5K Color Run/Walk to Celebrate our Youth!!   Once again this is sure to be an unforgettable, fun-filled, family-friendly motivational event.  It is especially important now more than ever to inspire our community to remain happy, healthy and substance  free.  

Come for a run or walk  along the 5K course and be blasted with color.  Proceeds from the race will be donated to local youth groups/clubs and school sports teams/clubs that are registered to host a Blast Station.   

 Those who pre-register will receive a race packet containing a "THIS IS ME" t-shirt, sunglasses, bandana and  one color packet to toss.

Register through Eventbrite at