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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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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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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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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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6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction

6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser New Venue: Our Lady Star of the Sea, Solomons, MD Thanks to the wonderful support of local artists and donors in our community, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is showcasing the 6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction, the event will take place on April 26, 2014 at Our Lady...
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Exhibitor Opportunities Available for Fifth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day

Exhibitor Opportunities Available for Fifth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco will host the Fifth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 3 from 9 am – 2 pm at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Rd, Port Tobacco). Vendor setup is available Friday, May 2 from 3 pm– 7 pm and Saturday, May...
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Calvert County Papa John’s Pizza Restaurants are “All Hands on Deck”

Calvert County Papa John’s Pizza Restaurants are “All Hands on Deck”

Local Papa John’s Pizza restaurants serve as an ‘overload support’ system for the stores in Annapolis that service the United States Naval Academy. Beach Boys Pizza, the local franchise of Papa Johns Pizza, recently was awarded the account to service the Midshipmen at the Academy. In true Military fashion, these orders come in grand...
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St. Mary’s County Raiders & Invaders Weekend June 6-8

St. Mary’s County Raiders & Invaders Weekend June 6-8

St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism and the Town of Leonardtown announce a full roster of family activities set for Raiders & Invaders weekend, a 3-day, multi-component experience for all ages taking place in Leonardtown and throughout St. Mary’s County June 6-8, 2014. Activities include performances, music, hands-on activities and contests. The event begins...
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MDA to Host Sign-up Day on April 3 for MarketLink

MDA to Host Sign-up Day on April 3 for MarketLink

A new USDA Initiative to Bring State-of-the-Art Wireless Technology and New Customers to Direct-Marketing Farmers and Farmers Markets The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a sign up day on April 3 for farmers and markets to enroll in MarketLinkTM – a new USDA initiative to help direct market farmers and farmers markets...
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Calvert’s Restaurant Week Winner Drawn at BOCC

Calvert’s Restaurant Week Winner Drawn at BOCC

At the Calvert Board of County Commissioners meeting on March 18, 2014, Joyce Stinnett Baki, Tourism Specialist with the Department of Economic Development, came to show off the winning basket of goodies. The winner was chosen from over 350 comment cards that had been filled out by diners at the 31 restaurants participating in...
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Additional Maryland Farmers Market Training Dates Added

Additional Maryland Farmers Market Training Dates Added

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) today announced additional training session dates for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and Fruit & Vegetable Check (FVC) program. If you are interested in being able to accept the FMNP/FVC/SFMNP checks at your farmers market, and you have never taken training...
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New Cheese Dairy Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Cheese Dairy Opens in St. Mary’s County

Members of Southern Maryland’s Amish community recently received the go-ahead from Maryland Center for Milk and Dairy Product Safety to begin cheese production at their new dairy facility in St. Mary’s county. A project of over four years in the making, Clover Hill Dairy is the first cheese house in Southern Maryland to receive...
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Get Ready for Chesapeake Bay’s Trophy Fish

Get Ready for Chesapeake Bay’s Trophy Fish

It’s the date fishermen all over the eastern United States have been waiting for: rockfish season begins April 19, 2014. Known for its size and ability to put up a good fight, the rockfish – or striped bass – is the premier sport fish on the bay. Between April and June each year, the...
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Charles County Snakehead Contest Winner Announced

Charles County Snakehead Contest Winner Announced

Commissioners sample local catch On Tuesday, March 25, the Charles County Commissioners announced the winner of the Snakehead Naming Contest. The winning name was Spotted Channa, submitted by Gilbert Castaneda. Channa is a genus of the Channidae family of snakehead fish. The two finalists were Bob Carr and Beth Groves. The Commissioners and the...
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Blue Crabs Search for Local Band as Opening Act for Guitars & Stripes

Blue Crabs Search for Local Band as Opening Act for Guitars & Stripes

Blue Crabs Search for Community Band as Opening Act for Country Fest. Local bands will have the opportunity to compete for final spot at Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest With live music set to return to Southern Maryland during the 2014 summer at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest on Saturday, May 24th,...
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Advanced Food Safety Training Workshop Offered

Advanced Food Safety Training Workshop Offered

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Maryland will conduct an advanced food safety training workshop focused about fruit and vegetable production and packing practices on Wednesday, April 23, from 9 am to 4 pm at MDA Headquarters, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Registration check-in begins at 8:30 am. The...
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Call for Artists, Exhibitors and Food Vendors

Call for Artists, Exhibitors and Food Vendors

REGISTER FOR ARTSFEST 2014! Saturday, June 7 (Rain Date Sunday, June 8) 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm La Plata Town Hall Second Early-Bird Discount Registration for Artists and Exhibitors  Ends April 15! 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...
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McKay’s Food Store in Great Mills to Close

McKay’s Food Store in Great Mills to Close

McKay’s Food Stores has announced that it will relocate its food store business from its Great Mills  location to its Leonardtown store located just north of Leonardtown on Rt. 5 and its Hollywood store located on Rt. 245 between Hollywood and Leonardtown, both of which are well equipped to service the food and beverage...
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Call for Vendors for the Calvert Green Expo

Call for Vendors for the Calvert Green Expo

CALL FOR VENDORS for the Calvert Green Expo! The Calvert County Citizens Green Team is NOW accepting VENDOR APPLICATIONS for the 6th Annual Calvert Green Expo (& Green Craft Fair), to take place Saturday, May 3, 2014,  10 am-4 pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. Last year’s event attracted over 800 attendees...
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Charles County 2014 Spring Trips and Tours Announced

Charles County 2014 Spring Trips and Tours Announced

The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar year-bus trips, overnight trips, and “Fly Away” trips in which you travel to faraway destinations. Fees shown are per person. Upcoming Trips and Tours (All Ages): 18th Century Market Fair in Hagerstown, MD Date: Saturday, April 26 Registration Deadline:...
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Governor O’Malley Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor O’Malley Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor O’Malley Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout Finalists will Prepare Dishes Featuring Local Products at Government House During Buy Local Challenge Week Governor Martin O’Malley invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the 7th Annual “Buy Local Cookout,” which will be held at Government House in...
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Annmarie Garden Hosts A Garden of Delights at the 2014 Mardi Gras

Annmarie Garden Hosts A Garden of Delights at the 2014 Mardi Gras

On the eve of March 1, United Way of Calvert County’s Mardi Gras gala blazed a new trail at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. Just a few days shy of the Fat Tuesday holiday, Mardi Gras “In the Garden” attracted 340 attendees and resulted in resounding applause from longtime revelers. Fantasy World Entertainment...
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2nd Annual Culinary Adventure Celebrating 30 Years of Calvert Hospice

2nd Annual Culinary Adventure Celebrating 30 Years of Calvert Hospice

Featuring Guest Chefs: Torben Huge-Jensen and Dr. Ray Noble $100 per person (open seating) OR $1,000 for a table of 8 Sponsorship (reserved seating) Friday, May 9, 2014 – 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery 8650 Mackall Rd – St. Leonard, MD 20685 Tickets go on sale, Friday, March 28 at www.calverthospice.org  Click...
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