Events

November 6, 2021

Step By Step 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids' Super Hero Dash

Step By Step 5K 

8 am - Early Registration and Check-in
9 am - RACE Start 

The 3.1-mile (MD 12024JS) begins and ends at the Calvert Marine Museum covering scenic Solomons on hard roads and through residential areas.   No Dogs or Pets.  Strollers allowed.  Prizes will be awarded to male and female runner & walkers in all categories: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69   and 70 and over; Best Overall Walker; Oldest Participant; and Youngest Participant.  Free t-shirts provided to the first 100 paid participants.   Refreshments provided to all participants.  Door Prizes too!  Online Registration is powered by RunSignUp at https://runsignup.com/CAASA5k.  See registration fees listed below.  For more information, call: 410-535-3733.  

Kids' Super Hero Dash

7:45 am - Check-in:
8:15 a.m. - RACE Start*
*start times may be staggered depending on the ages and number of participants

 The dash is for children ages 6 and under.  Participants will run on the grassy area just beside the Calvert Marine Museum parking lot.  No Dogs or Pets.  Parents are allowed on the course with their child.  Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite super hero costume (be sure it’s safe to run in).  All runners will receive a participation certificate and the top finisher in the age categories 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 will receive trophies.   The child voted the best Super Hero costume will receive a $25 gift card.   Super Hero Dash participants do not receive a t-shirt.  Cost is $10 per participant. Online Registration at https://runsignup.com/KidsSuperHeroDash.


October 23, 2021

Prescription Medication Drug Take Back Day

Locations:

Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach
Southern Community Center,  20 Appeal Lane, Lusby
Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Prince Frederick
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, 30 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Maryland State Police, Barrack “U”, 210 Main Street, Prince Frederick

Time:  10 am to 2 pm

Help us as we work to keep prescription medications from falling into the wrong hands.  Dispose of your unused and expired medications at the above listed locations. .   Local law enforcement will be on hand at the community centers to collect your medications and CAASA Volunteers will provide FREE Deterra drug disposal packets (three per family) while supplies last  and prevention information.   Calvert Behavioral Health will offer Naloxone training at the Harriet Brown and Southern Community Centers.  Those who complete the 15 minute training will receive a FREE Naloxone Kit

 Medications taken to the Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police can be deposited in the drop boxes located at the entrance of their offices. 

*We cannot accept needles or Sharps containers at this event.   These items can be disposed of at the Sheriff’s Office Needle Drop Box (30 Church Street, Prince Frederick) or at the County’s Solid Waste Customer Convenience Centers (look for the marked 55 gallon drums).  

Remember to remove or cover personal and RX information on the containers.  

For more information, contact the CAASA Office at 410-535-3733


September 30, 2021

Community Conversation:  Calvert County's Innovations on Addressing Substance Use Disorders

Join the Local Behavioral Health Authority for a virtual Community Conversation celebrating the innovative approach to treatment and improving the lives of those impacted y substance use.

This event will feature a panel of experts in substance use treatment within Calvert County.   Panel members include:

Dr. Drew Fuller, MD, MPH, FACEP, Medical Director , Calvert Crisis Response Team
Captain Dave Payne, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
Kellie Fry, Peer Recovery Specialist
Kris Saunders, Program Administrator at Bayside Recovery
Kara Harrer, PharmD, Pharmacy Director at Calvert Health Medical Center

Meeting ID:  876 2395 8727
Passcode: 762691
Join by phone:  1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Presented by Calvert County Health Department’s Local Behavioral Health Authority. 

September 19, 2021

This Is Me  5K Color Run/Walk


Location: Running Hare Vineyard, Adelina Road, Prince Frederick
Date: Sunday, September 19th
Time: 9 am to 12 noon

Sponsored locally by “PositiveVibes”,   THIS IS ME color run is a youth empowerment event and fundraiser that brings together families to celebrate happy, healthy, and substance free spirit!

To register visit https://positivevibes-thisisme-colorrun2021.eventbrite.com.

Contact Sandy Mattingly at sandy.otse@yahoo.com

September 15, 2021

Six Week Active Parenting Group

Location: Virtual
Date(s): Six Sessions - 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20
Time:  5 to 7 pm

This class will meet virtually on Wednesdays from September 15 through October 20.  Session are two hours and participants are required to attend all six sessions. 

Active Parenting” will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life…and help your children achieve greater happiness and success.  For more information about the program, visit www.activeparenting.com/AP4-parents

This program is offered by Calvert County Behavioral Health.  To register or for more information, please contact Calvert.HarmReduction@maryland.gov

September 4, 2021

RecoveryFest


Location: Solomons' Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department, 13150 HG Trueman Rd, Solomons, MD
Date:  Saturday, September 4th
Time:  3 to 6 p.m.

Join Calvert County Behavioral Health and the partner agencies and sponsors for RecoveryFest 2021.  You don’t want to miss the special music and live testimonies by B-RAIN, Nobody Special and Remone.

This is a FREE event games, food, and music.  RecoveryFest is hosted by Calvert County Behavioral Health and Calvert Recovery Support.   

Sponsors of the event are the Calvert County Health Department, PostiveVibes, and Maryland Department of Health. For more information visit www.facebook.com/CalvertRecoverySupport.

August 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day


August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) 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.  

 Please help us “Light Calvert Purple”.  This is a small and simple gesture that involves installing a purple lightbulb outside your home or in a front window and shining it brightly on August 31st.  CAASA has a limited number of FREE purple lightbulbs available starting August 19th.   They will be distributed at sites around the county .   Be sure to visit a location while supplies last.    

 In addition, you 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 to 9 pm at the North Beach Boardwalk Pavilion, while NARCAN trainings will be held throughout the day at Northeast, Southern and Harriet E. Brown Community Centers.    

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 https://glowvigil-ioad-endthestigma.eventbrite.com.  For more information, contact Sandra Mattingly, PositiveVibes, at sandy.otse@yahoo.com or the CAASA Office at 410-535-3733.