Entertainment

Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” is now in its final year of the three year National bicentennial commemoration of this war. As a partner of the Raiders & Invaders event taking place in St. Mary’s County during the first weekend in June, showings of “The Choice” will take place at...
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2014 Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival

2014 Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival

Spirits in the Sky Benefit LLC, a Maryland Benefit LLC, announced the details of the 2014 “Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival” at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Advance tickets go on Sale on April 20, 2014 until May 5th. Advance ticket purchaser will receive a two day pass for the...
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Grand Reopening of Calvert Marine Museum May 3

Grand Reopening of Calvert Marine Museum May 3

Grand reopening of the Calvert Marine Museum serves up Southern Maryland Traditions at the Solomons Maritime Festival. Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 3 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Ninth Annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and motors, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for...
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Avoid Illnesses from Eggs and Chicks During Easter

Avoid Illnesses from Eggs and Chicks During Easter

The Maryland Department of Agriculture reminds citizens that incorrectly handling eggs or live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, can cause serious illnesses, and any plans to decorate eggs or purchase chicks for the Easter or Passover holidays should be undertaken with care and forethought. “MDA’s Food Quality Assurance Section enforces the Maryland Egg...
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Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

With live music set to return to Southern Maryland during the 2014 summer at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest on Saturday, May 24th, the Blue Crabs announced that the final spot to perform during the Country Music Fest will be determined through the Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off. On April 3rd at...
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Affordable Live Music Returns to Regency Furniture Stadium This Summer

Affordable Live Music Returns to Regency Furniture Stadium This Summer

Billboard chart toppers will take the stage at Regency Furniture Stadium on Saturday, May 24th for Guitars & Stripes Country Fest. Live music will return to Regency Furniture Stadium once more during the 2014 season. The Blue Crabs will kick off the summer season with the Guitars & Stripes Country Fest on Saturday, May...
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Local Musicians Release ‘Southern Maryland Thang’

Local Musicians Release ‘Southern Maryland Thang’

“Southern Maryland Thang,” a new country single written by Donovan Farrell, was released April 11, along with a video. After writing the driving guitar riff, Farrell said he felt that he wanted to spread the vocal sound through multiple voices including Wes Ryce, Donald Quade, Lindz Owen and John Luskey. Farrell contacted Ryce of...
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Call for Artists, Exhibitors and Food Vendors

Call for Artists, Exhibitors and Food Vendors

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) will hold ArtsFest 2014 on Saturday, June 7, from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm, at the La Plata Town Hall! This annual countywide outdoor event celebrates ALL the arts in Charles County: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. Now in its 22nd year, it is the largest...
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Pianist Brian Ganz Offers “Piano Talk” at SMCM

Pianist Brian Ganz Offers “Piano Talk” at SMCM

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s musician-in-residence Brian Ganz will continue his popular “Piano Talk” series on Tuesday, April 15 at noon in the college’s Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The Piano Talk is entitled “Six Ways of Saying Goodbye” and will be an exploration and performance of Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op....
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Calvert County Opens Beautiful Historic Homes and Gardens

Calvert County Opens Beautiful Historic Homes and Gardens

An inside look at many of Calvert County’s historic homes and most beautiful and unique native gardens is seldom available, except during the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, now scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014. Among the 11 sites open from 10 am to 5 pm are historic Spout Farm furnished with period pieces...
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Who will win the SoMd Dream Wedding? Vote today!

Who will win the SoMd Dream Wedding? Vote today!

Voting is now open for the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway! Five local couples are vying for the wedding, which is valued at more than $28,000. If you live in Southern Maryland, you’re eligible to vote! Go to http://www.somdweddings.com/cast-your-vote/ to choose your favorite couple to win the grand prize. One vote per household, please. Voting...
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Learn by Playing at Family Fun Fest

Learn by Playing at Family Fun Fest

Calvert County Commissioner’s recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Young Child – to celebrate, families of young children ages 5 and under are invited to a FREE Family Fun Fest on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 2 pm at Beach Elementary School on 7900 Old Bayside Rd. in Chesapeake Beach....
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Musica at Historic St. Mary’s City on April 25

Musica at Historic St. Mary’s City on April 25

On Friday, April 25, Historic St. Mary’s City will host local a cappella singers, St. Maries Musica for a free concert in the Brick Chapel of 1667. Intricate harmonies of the musical program, Dance on May Heart, will be underscored by the marvelous acoustics of the Chapel. Hear Loch Lomond, Cheek to Cheek, Rock...
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An Afternoon of Fairies, Gnomes, and Magicalicious Games and Activities!

An Afternoon of Fairies, Gnomes, and Magicalicious Games and Activities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) in Solomons, Maryland, will host the 4th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival on Sunday, April 27, noon to 4:00 pm. The festival activities will be scattered along the lovely Wooded Path of Annmarie Garden creating a charming journey of discovery for young guests. The first...
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Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop on Botanicals

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop on Botanicals

Botanicals & Monotype on Saturdays, April 26 & May 3 from 1 – 4 pm for participants of all levels (Fee: $70 MCAC members / $80 nonmembers). On the first Saturday, starting at the ArtCenter, take a nature walk with naturalist Marc Imlay to collect and identify botanicals including invasive species.  Return to the...
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Month of the Young Child Honored at BOCC Meeting

Month of the Young Child Honored at BOCC  Meeting

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed April as Month of the Young Child. The Interagency Council for Families and Children, the Success by 6 initiative of the United Way of Calvert, the Calvert Early Childhood Advisory Council and other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association...
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College of Southern Maryland Presents Barbershop Concert

College of Southern Maryland Presents Barbershop Concert

Southern Mix. 7:30 pm, April 28, College of Southern Maryland, , Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Southern Mix, directed by Paul Douglass, is a men’s barbershop chorus which performs this unique American genre of harmony singing. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For tickets bxoffc@csmd.edu and for information -please call  301-934-7828 or visit...
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Farmers’ Markets in Calvert Feature Region’s Bounty

Farmers’ Markets in Calvert Feature Region’s Bounty

As thoughts turn to spring, the mind also conjures fresh flowers, tasty salad greens, kale, asparagus, strawberries and other tempting treats. Find these delicious items and more when Calvert County farmers’ markets open in May. Check out the markets on the following schedule: Tuesdays in Prince Frederick Calvert Memorial Hospital Parking lot adjacent to...
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Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2014 on the Square & Wharf

Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2014 on the Square & Wharf

Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2014 is on Sunday, April 13 from 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm in the historic Leonardtown Square and at Leonardtown Wharf Park. Talk to experts in soil and water conservation, animal rescue, solar energy, gardening, and recycling. See beekeeping and yarn spinning demonstrations and visit live animal exhibits. Head to the Wharf...
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CSM Dance Performance: Metamorphosis

CSM Dance Performance: Metamorphosis

Dance Performance  7:30 pm, April 28, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM Dance students will perform a variety of pieces to appeal to all lovers of dance including a Balanchine ballet, breaking, locking and popping and more. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For tickets: bxoffc@csmd.edu,...
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CSM Renaissance Festival: Vocal Concert

CSM Renaissance Festival: Vocal Concert

Concert 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm, April 24, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM kicks off its second Renaissance Festival with an evening of madrigals and other vocal music. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For tickets: bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or for more information:  www.csmd.edu/Arts.
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Pitcher Hamren Rounds Out Latest Addition to Crab Pot

Pitcher Hamren Rounds Out Latest Addition to Crab Pot

RHP Erik Hamren Added To The Blue Crabs Roster Just In Time For Spring Training Less than a week after signing RHPs Peter Parise and Ian Marshall, manager Lance Burkhart continues to adhere to the adage that “pitching wins championships.” Today, he announced the signing of RHP Erik Hamren, who brings with him experience...
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Time to Hop on Down to the St. Mary’s County Easter Egg Festival

Time to Hop on Down to the St. Mary’s County Easter Egg Festival

The 31st annual St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks’ Easter Egg Festival features a number of changes this year for the enjoyment of all. First, this year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 12. In past years the festival occurred between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Also, the festivities are moving to a...
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CCAA is Now Accepting Submissions for the Summer Art Show

CCAA is Now Accepting Submissions for the Summer Art Show

Theme is “Up, Up and Away!” The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Summer Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, from June 30 to September 30, 2014. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors. Local artists are invited...
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Discovering Archaeology Day at Jefferson Patterson Park

Discovering Archaeology Day at Jefferson Patterson Park

April is Maryland Archaeology Month…how will you celebrate? Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s first event of the season is Discovering Archaeology Day, which is held on Saturday, April 19 from 10 am – 5 pm. This event is free and all ages are welcome. JPPM is home to approximately 70 identified archaeological sites and...
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