Celebrating 25 Years of Annual Crab Feasts on October 17

25th Annual Crab Feast

80 years as Southern Maryland’s hospital. 25 years of crab feasts for a cause. That’s what we’re celebrating on Thursday, October 17, at Captain Billy’s Crab House in Newburg, MD, at the 25th Annual Crab Feast.

This annual tradition, organized by the CRMC Foundation, includes a wide variety of options for seafood-lovers, including all-you-can-eat crabs. And while you enjoy waterfront views from one of the area’s favorite restaurants, you can try your luck in the 50/50 raffle or indulge your sweet tooth with a spin of the cake wheel.

Full menu pricing and ticket options are available on CRMCfoundation.org, but here’s a glimpse at this year’s selections:

  • All-You-Can-Eat Crabs
  • Shrimp and Crabs Mini Feast
  • Chicken Breast Platter
  • Fried Shrimp Basket
  • Fried Oyster Basket
  • Broiled Crab Cake and Tilapia Platter
  • Cheeseburger and Fries
  • Children’s Platter (ages 8 and under)

Tickets can be purchased online using the button below but are also available at the door.

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Proceeds from this event benefit the CRMC Foundation as they help equip nursing units, fund improvements for imaging and social services, and bridge the gap and reduce barriers to care through health initiatives for our expanding community.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available! Sponsors of CRMC Foundation events receive exposure on the Foundation’s website and social media before and after the event — it’s a great way to support a worthy cause and get your business or organization in front of an active and engaged audience. For more information about sponsorship, use the button below or call (301) 609-4319.

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Looking Back at the 22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting: Raising Over $175,000 for Health Care in Your Community

Photo of the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse exterior

Our 22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction has come and gone, but the evening of September 7, 2019, won’t soon be forgotten. Let’s raise just one more glass to all who helped make it possible.

Over Six Figures Raised for Health Care in Your Community

By the end of the night, attendees, sponsors, and silent-auction bidders helped us raise more than $175,000. These funds will be used to support the Foundation’s goal to equip our nursing units and fund improvements for our local imaging and surgical services.

Photo of group at wine tasting

An Evening of Generosity

From sponsors and volunteers to attendees and vendors, over 1,100 people joined us on the grounds of the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse for this event. Our vendors helped us celebrate another great year and the hospital’s 80th anniversary.

Photo of group at wine tasting

Special Thanks

We’re grateful to all of the generous sponsors, volunteers, and attendees who made this event’s 22nd year so memorable. The strength of our medical center is integrally connected with our community, and we are continually humbled by the support.

Photo of vendor tents at autumn wine tasting

To learn more about the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation and to support upcoming fundraisers, visit CRMCfoundation.org. Visit our official Flickr page to see more photos from this year’s event.

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7 Local Events and Classes Worth Checking Out This September

Hospital Events This September

As part of University of Maryland (UM) Charles Regional Medical Center’s mission to make Southern Maryland a happier, healthier place to call home, we’re proud to host so many events and classes here in our community. From exciting fundraisers to health-focused support groups, our calendar is chock-full of events 

22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting (September 7)

We’re just days away from Southern Maryland’s favorite fundraiser! Taking place on the grounds of historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, this event is about so much more than just wine. In addition to the offerings from local restaurants, it will also feature an impressive selection of silent auction items up for grabs.

Tickets are still available in limited quantities and can be purchased online or by calling (301) 609-4132. Proceeds benefit the CRMC Foundation!

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group (September 9)

UM Charles Regional Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center and recently received the Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, and we’re proud to offer this free support group.

Designed for members of our community and their loved ones who have been affected by stroke or a traumatic brain injury, this group meets monthly to go over education materials, take part in question-and-answer sessions, and listen to guest speakers.

To learn more about our Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group, please call (301) 609-4890.

Breastfeeding Support Groups (Wednesdays)

If you’re a new mom who could use the support of other moms as you work through questions and concerns about nursing your newborn, you’ll want to attend one of the weekly support group meetings hosted by one of our lactation consultants.

Support group meetings take place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the 3 South Conference Room here at the hospital. 

Better Breathers Club (September 13)

If you or your loved one are currently dealing with chronic lung disease, this is the support group for you. 

The Better Breathers Club provides patient-focused, community-based education support, and we invite you to join us in the Nagula Conference Room #1 (first floor) for the next meeting. For more information about this support group or to learn more about our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department, call (301) 609-4391 today.

Childbirth Class (September 17-18)

This two-session series is designed to prepare you and your support person for a safe and happy birthing experience. 

The class, taking place from 5:30-8:30pm on both dates, includes instruction for breathing, relaxation techniques, comfort measures, medications, hospital procedures, stages of labor, deliveries, and infant care. Instructors will also address complications that can arise during your pregnancy and childbirth.

The cost of this event is $85 per couple and includes the two-day class with hands-on training, a tour of the Family Birthing Center, and food for you and your partner.

Classes fill quickly, so be sure to register early on our website.

Prediabetes/Type 2 Diabetes Support Group (September 24)

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, you’re not alone, and this free support group is designed for people just like you. Join members of our Center for Diabetes Education to discuss different topics relating to managing and living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. 

Meetings are held in the Nagula Conference Room 2, and RSVPs are not required but are preferred. You can RSVP by calling (301) 609-5444 or emailing DiabetesCenter@umm.edu.

Yoga, Body, and Mind (Beginning September 24)

Feeling stressed? This six-week course is designed to provide stress reduction and increase flexibility while you work on gentle body toning and building strength through asana work and other exercises. As a Traditional Hatha Yoga class, it is intended for those who are new to yoga as well as those who have some experience.

Preregistration/prepayment is required ($40 for the entire six-week class). To learn more, visit our website or call Anne Machetto at (240) 682-3229.

Want to see the full University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center events calendar? Visit our website today.

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Previewing the Flavors of the 2019 Autumn Wine Tasting Event

Food vendors at CRMC's Autumn Wine Tasting smiling at their booth

Every year, Southern Maryland’s finest makes their way to the grounds of the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse to raise a glass to good health in their community. The reason why they’re all gathered there is the Annual Autumn Wine Tasting, which benefits the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation.

While this event’s name reflects the primary focus of the evening — wine tastings — one aspect not to be overlooked is the delicious food provided by some of the area’s favorite restaurateurs, cafes, and shops. And this year’s is no exception.

Here’s a look at just some of what guests can expect at the 22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting taking place on September 7. We’ll have others, but for now, here is a sneak peek at a few:

Charles Street Bakery Logo

Located in the heart of La Plata, Charles Street Bakery has been a purveyor of baked goods since 2002. This year, they’ll be sharing a delicious array of desserts with everyone attending the Autumn Wine Tasting.

The Greene Turtle Logo

The Greene Turtle has long been a local happy hour spot and for good reason. Its plentiful selection of beer and tasty eats is hard to turn down. They’ll bring a little bit of that flavor with them as they join us and serve crab dip with Bavarian pretzels as well as buffalo chicken nachos.

Hancock Family Farms Logo

If you live in Southern Maryland, you’d be hard-pressed to find better meat than what you can get from Hancock Family Farms. Don’t believe us? Just look at what everyone else has to say about them. Be prepared to sample their cheeseburger sliders.

The Charles Logo

There’s no question that Casey Jones Restaurant was an iconic La Plata landmark. Fortunately, The Charles has done their best to carry that legacy forward in that same location. If you haven’t checked out their delicious brunch, lunch, or dinner offerings yet, you’re in for a treat because they’ll have some of those items ready to try at the Autumn Wine Tasting.

Apple Spice Junction Logo

Over 30 years ago, Apple Spice Junction started as a small deli and bakery. Today, it’s grown to nearly 50 stores, including one right here in La Plata. They’ll be sharing a few of their menu items that’s made Apple Spice a go-to lunch spot for so many, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Michelle's Cakes Logo

One look at Michelle’s Cakes’ Instagram profile and you’ll know that this local bakery is special. This family-run business turns the process of making delicious cakes and desserts into an art form. Our sweet tooth is already craving the cupcakes, dessert bars, dessert cups, and cookies they’ll be sharing with our guests.

Swan Point Logo

Swan Point Yacht & Country Club is so much more than just a place to play golf. One of our favorite parts of this country club is its dining options for catered events or just a meal at The Point Grill. Be sure to find their event tent to sample their Louisiana shrimp and s’mores mousse.

Pizza Hotline Logo

You know who to call when you’re craving pizza or other Italian favorites. Pizza Hotline is one of La Plata’s favorite places to grab a slice (or a few), and we’re excited to announce that they’re bringing their delicious lasagna for guests to sample.

Secure Your Tickets for the Autumn Wine Tasting

Time is running out to purchase tickets to the 22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting. If you don’t want to miss out on any of this delicious food, wine offerings, or famed silent auction items, visit our website to buy your tickets now or call (301) 609-4132 to learn more.

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What You Need to Know About the 2019 Autumn Wine Tasting

Photo of group of people at CRMC’s autumn wine tasting in 2018

We hope you’re as excited as we are for the 22nd annual Autumn Wine Tasting. Southern Maryland’s favorite event is the place to be this September, and we’re giving you a sneak preview of everything you need to know for this year’s event: 

Date, Time, and Location

This year’s event will once again take place on the grounds of the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse on Saturday, September 7th.

This historic venue provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of food, wine, and fundraising for a great cause.

The event goes from 6pm-10pm. From there, it’s not uncommon to see many of the attendees relocate to local bars and restaurants to keep the festivities going.

What to Expect at the Event

Guests will enjoy samplings of more than 30 wines, specialty beverages, an open bar, and more than a dozen cuisine stations hosted by area restaurants. Guests will also have access to a cigar lounge as well as a silent auction that features a wide variety of unique memorabilia, collectibles, and experiences, courtesy of our sponsors and generous donors.

Ticket Options

Tickets for the Autumn Wine Tasting are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the CRMC Foundation website or by calling (301) 609-4132. As always, tickets must be purchased in advance, and you must be 21 or older to attend.

Three ticket levels are being offered, so you can select the experience that suits you best. Purchase by August 26th to save on general admission tickets with early bird pricing!

VIP Tickets – $150

  • 1-hour early access (5 p.m.) to the venue, including food and beverage samplings
  • On-site parking
  • Commemorative 80th Anniversary wine glass
  • Complimentary wine samples
  • Gourmet food station tastings

General Admission – $90 (Through 8/26/19)

  • General admittance (6 p.m.) to the venue
  • Free parking at the Charles County Government Building
  • Complimentary motorcoach to and from the event
  • Commemorative 80th Anniversary wine glass
  • Complimentary wine samples
  • Gourmet food station tastings

Designated Driver Ticket – $45

  • General admittance (6 p.m.) to the venue
  • Free parking at the Charles County Government Building
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from the event
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet food station tastings

Proceeds from this year’s event will help equip our nursing units, fund improvements for our imaging and surgical services and help bridge the gap and reduce barriers to care through health initiatives for our expanding community.

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In the Event of Inclement Weather…

This is a rain-or-shine event; however, in the event of rain or inclement weather, be sure to check our Facebook page for real-time updates and recommendations.

Parking and Transportation

General admission parking will be at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD), and complimentary round-trip motorcoach service, courtesy of Keller Transportation, will be provided beginning at 5:45 p.m. Event tickets must be provided to BOARD the motorcoach.

VIP ticket holders can access on-site parking as an added benefit of their ticket purchase. 

Donate an Item or Become a Sponsor

Want to make a difference in your community while promoting your business or organization? You can donate an item for our silent auction or become a sponsor of the event by contacting Tricia Holcomb at 301-609-4319 or tricia.holcomb@umm.edu. Additional information about sponsorship levels is also available on the CRMC Foundation website.

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Don’t Miss Southern Maryland’s Premier Women’s Golf Tournament This June

2019 Southern Maryland Women's Golf Invitational Image

When it comes to golf courses in Southern Maryland, none are better than Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. And when it comes to annual golf events, there’s only one that is exclusively for women. We hope you’ll join us at both this June.

Date, Time and Location

The 2019 Southern Maryland Women’s Golf Invitational will take place on Wednesday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue, Maryland. Click here for directions to the course.

Event Details and Registration Information

Registrations are just $100 per person and can be purchased individually or as a foursome on our website. You can also use our printable registration form that can be mailed to the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Office.

For questions or to reserve your spot over the phone, please call (301) 609-4132.

Here’s everything we have planned for attendees:
  • Pre-tournament continental breakfast and putting contest
  • 18 holes of golf on the region’s premier course
  • Fun, interactive contests held throughout the day
  • Complimentary lunch and beverages on the course
  • Post-golf reception with awards for contest winners and top three teams

As always, proceeds from this great annual event benefit the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation and its mission of making our community a better, healthier place to live.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to get your business involved? This event provides fantastic opportunities for businesses and organizations to get exposure in front of a fun, energetic group of women — all in support of a great cause!

To learn more about sponsorship options available, visit our website or print out the sponsorship form today.

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All the Details for Southern Maryland’s Favorite Annual Golf Tournament

2019 CRMC Golf Classic

Spring is here and the region’s favorite annual golf tournament is right around the corner. We hope you’ll join us for a fun day out on the links, all in support of a great cause.

Time and Location

The 2019 Golf Classic will take place on Thursday, May 16, from 9am-5pm at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club. This beautiful 18-hole course is a true Southern Maryland gem and one of the region’s premier courses.

Early Bird Registration

Right now, you can save $25 per person when you purchase individual spots or a foursome at CRMCfoundation.org or by sending in a printable registration form. Early bird pricing only lasts through April 30, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Proceeds directly benefit the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation’s mission to help make Southern Maryland a healthier, better place to live.

What’s Included?

The main golf tournament is just part of what makes this event fun, and we’ve got plenty of extras planned for attendees:

  • Pre-tournament continental breakfast and putting contest
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Complimentary lunch, beer, and beverages on the course
  • Post-golf reception with awards for contest winners and top three teams

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The CRMC Foundation’s annual Golf Classic provides an exceptional opportunity for businesses of any size to get additional exposure among a local audience. We offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities — from branded golfer gifts to naming rights on the beverage cart — so be sure to check out CRMCfoundation.org or download the printable sponsorship form for more information.

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Add Your Loved One’s Name to the Honor Roll of Women Before the May Deadline

CRMC Honor Roll of Women Photo

Whether you’re a family member who’s looking to recognize your mother, a husband memorializing your beloved wife, or a grandparent who’s celebrating the arrival of a new granddaughter, the Honor Roll of Women is the ideal opportunity to honor the special woman in your life.

Since 2009, the Honor Roll of Women has recognized the most important women in the lives of friends, families, and neighbors. Each name added to the Honor Roll is commemorated on the donor recognition located in the hospital’s atrium lobby.

Charitable contributions of just $1,000 to the CRMC Foundation support the Honor Roll of Women at UM Charles Regional Medical Center and ensure your loved one’s name will be added to the recognition wall. These generous gifts are essential to the hospital and enable us to meet the needs of every patient who seeks medical treatment in our region.

The Honor Roll of Women committee is already busy planning the reception to recognize the honorees whose names will be added to the list this year. Honorees receive a special card notifying them of the gift, and all donors and honorees are invited to celebrate the unveiling of the new class in late June. May 15 is the deadline to have the name of the special woman in your life included in this program.

Making Your Gift

For more information about how to make an Honor Roll gift for your loved one, email foundation@crmcfoundation.org or call (301) 609-4132 today.

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Financial Planning Resources and Events You Should Know About

Financial Planning Blog | Piggy Bank Image

Thinking more about retirement or estate planning? The CRMC Foundation is proud to offer a variety of online and in-person resources to help members of our community better understand and prepare for retirement. Here are three resources you can explore:

CRMC Foundation Gift Planning  Website

No matter what step you are on with your financial planning journey, CRMCFoundationLegacy.org is a great place to start. As the official planned giving site of the hospital’s foundation, this is where you’ll find countless resources to help you better understand estate planning options.

The site is filled with timely financial articles in the News section. In addition, you can find helpful tools such as planned giving calculators and informative content on topics such as creating a will or living trust. If you need any guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the CRMC Foundation.

If you’re ready to take the next step in planning your estate, request the CRMC Foundation’s free estate planning guide here. We also invite you to sign up for the free e-newsletter to receive the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.

Event: Retirement Through the Ages

Wednesday, February 13 | 5-7pm | Charles Regional Medical Center

40 years ago, retirement was a joint venture between government social security benefits, an employer’s pension plan and the savings of the worker. Today, the success of your retirement dreams is squarely on your shoulders.

Although the end goal of retirement may be the same regardless of your current age, the path changes along the journey towards that goal of retirement. And if you’re not sure what that journey looks like for you, join financial advisors Joyce Cool and Rob Ramos here at the hospital to get a better understanding of what’s ahead — from your very first paycheck to the last paycheck you receive.

This seminar is free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred. Click here to learn more and to RSVP now.

Event: Estate Planning — What You Don’t Know Can Cost You!

Wednesday, June 12 | 5-7pm | Charles Regional Medical Center

Everyone wants to leave a legacy of positive impact for their family and in their community, but have you considered how estate planning fits into that legacy?

Join Attorney Robert M. Burke to learn more about the finer details of passing down wealth. He’ll go beyond just the tax implications and cover such topics as using trusts to protect assets and how giving to loved ones or charity can be an important part of passing along accumulated wealth.

This seminar is also free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred and can be made by visiting the official event page on our website.

As always, stay tuned to our Facebook page and our event calendar on our website for the latest information about these events, resources, and future updates from the CRMC Foundation.

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Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Celebration Gala Slated for March 23

Celebration Gala Photo

Start thinking about what you’re going to wear, and save the date because tickets for Southern Maryland’s favorite black-tie affair are on sale now.

Join us to celebrate the hospital’s 80th anniversary at the gala, on Saturday, March 23, at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue, MD.

We’re proud to offer three ticket options so you can choose your own experiences. Be one of our VIPs and start the night off with a delicious chef-inspired dinner, or join us later for food stations, open bar, dancing and so much more. No matter which reservation you choose, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Take a look below to see what each reservation option offers, and purchase your tickets today. Don’t wait — our VIP reservations are available in limited quantities and early bird pricing on all ticket levels ends March 1.

VIP Dinner Reservations (Limited Quantities Available)

$175 each through March 1 ($200 thereafter)

  • Early Admittance (6pm Entry)
  • Chef-Inspired Dinner
  • Open Bar
  • Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts
  • Fun and Festivities Until Midnight
Gala Reservations

$125 each through March 1 ($150 thereafter)

  • General Admittance (8pm Entry)
  • Open Bar
  • Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts
  • Fun and Festivities Until Midnight
Late Night Reservations

$75 each through March 1 ($100 thereafter)

  • Evening Admittance (9:30pm Entry)
  • Open Bar
  • Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts
  • Fun and Festivities Until Midnight

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As always, this event’s proceeds directly benefit the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation and its mission to make Southern Maryland a healthier, better place to live.

Getting Your Business Involved

Celebration Gala is an ideal opportunity for businesses to show their support for a great cause and maximize exposure to our audience leading up to and during this event. Visit our website to learn more about the sponsorship levels offered at this year’s event, or simply call the Foundation office at (301) 609-4132 today for more information.Become a Sponsor

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