Entertainment

Midweek Play Yields $100,000 Scratch-off Prize for Charles County Man

Midweek Play Yields $100,000 Scratch-off Prize for Charles County Man

Playing Maryland Lottery games is usually a weekend pursuit for a Charles County home improvement specialist who visited Lottery headquarters Friday. Wouldn’t you know it, he just claimed his biggest win ever from a $100,000 winning Gold Rush X50 scratch-off bought on a Thursday. The winner makes exceptions to his weekend Lottery-playing routine during jackpot runs....
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North Point Student Stars in Netflix Limited Series ‘When They See Us’

North Point Student Stars in Netflix Limited Series ‘When They See Us’

The day after Asante Ma’at graduated from North Point High School on May 30, “When They See Us” debuted on Netflix. The limited series tells the story of the Central Park 5 — five teens wrongfully convicted for the rape and assault on a female jogger April 19, 1989, in New York City’s Central...
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Jay Armsworthy wins 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award

Jay Armsworthy wins 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award

Congratulations to Jay Armsworthy, long time bluegrass performer and radio host in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, who has been honored with a 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. These awards are distributed annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living cultural traditions. Each year the Arts Council selects a person...
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St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day to be Held on St. Clement’s Island State Park

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day to be Held on St. Clement’s Island State Park

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day, a family event set to occur on June 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island Museum and on St. Clement’s Island State Park, encourages the public to visit St. Clement’s Island and become acquainted with the island’s past as expert guest presenters and interpreters share...
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Lunchtime Keno Wager Gives Charles County Family a $100,350 Prize

Lunchtime Keno Wager Gives Charles County Family a $100,350 Prize

Lady Luck was following a special Charles County family around Maryland this week. Good fortune came from the Maryland Lottery’s Keno game and from a slot machine at MGM National Harbor. The winners, who are using aliases to share news of their good fortune, were attending a business lunch at Texas Ribs & BBQ...
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Designated Driver Program to be Held During the Grand Re-Opening of Tiki Bar

Designated Driver Program to be Held During the Grand Re-Opening of Tiki Bar

Bob Hall, LLC and Anheuser Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and The Chesapeake Region Safety Council are sponsoring a Designated Driver program to be held during the grand re-opening of the Tiki Bar. The program will run Friday, May 17 and...
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Annual Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Parade to be Held this Sunday in Ridge

Annual Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Parade to be Held this Sunday in Ridge

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association will be holding its annual Firemen’s parade on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in downtown Ridge. The parade starts at 1 pm rain or shine and will travel along Route 5 from the Ridge firehouse (13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD) south past the Carnival grounds. There will be...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will be transformed into a magical place of merriment on Sunday, April 14 from 11:00am-4:00 pm for the 9th annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival. Families are invited to enjoy a day full of natural play and imaginative fun, with games, appearances by special characters,...
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Jazz Fest, Job Fair, Open Houses, Connections with Edna Troiano and the Stage Production of Pippin Highlight a Busy April at CSM

Jazz Fest, Job Fair, Open Houses, Connections with Edna Troiano and the Stage Production of Pippin Highlight a Busy April at CSM

Area Public School Jazz Band Clinic at CSM. 9 a.m., April 4-5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the day, award-winning trumpeter Dr. James Moore will rehearse and critique jazz band students from area public schools as part...
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Bowie Man Turns $5 Into $686,000 at Live! Casino & Hotel

Bowie Man Turns $5 Into $686,000 at Live! Casino & Hotel

Wendell Holmes, of Bowie, turned a $5 wager into a $686,142 win at the casino on Feb. 15, 2019, after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot. This month, Live! Casino & Hotel announced it’s giving table games players more ways to hit the Jackpot. They introduced two new games: Stax Super 4 Progressive Blackjack and...
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Mechanicsville Woman to Appear on Jeopardy! December 3rd

Mechanicsville Woman to Appear on Jeopardy! December 3rd

Bernadette Nguyen, an attorney from Mechanicsville, will compete on America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, on Monday, December 3, 2018 on WJLA-TV. You can watch Nguyen compete on JEOPARDY! on WJLA-TV (ABC 7). Please check your local listing for additional information or visit Jeopardy.com. JEOPARDY!’s 35th anniversary season premiered September 10, 2018. With a weekly audience...
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Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

On Saturday October 27, 2018, Bluegrass for Hospice took place once again. It was held at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. In spite of the early morning rain, the later of the day turned out a fun crowd of about 400.  We made $27,873.85 for the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Bluegrass...
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St. Mary’s College Presents a Spooky Halloween Eve Concert

St. Mary’s College Presents a Spooky Halloween Eve Concert

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Music Department will present The Clazzical Project in a Halloween Eve concert featuring spooky classical themes and jazz renditions on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. Highlighting music by Saint-Saens, Mozart, and others, the concert is free of charge and...
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Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

On Saturday morning, October 20th 2018, Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “RACE 4 HEROES” event for the community on Solomons Island. Participants can register on www.Active.com. If you sign up before September 30th the cost is $25. After that it is $30. Participants will receive a Race 4 Heroes moisture-wicking, bullet stopping,...
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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/6/2018: Sponge Bob is dressed up in his skeleton costume for Halloween. UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report for September 30

Fall Foliage and Festival Report for September 30

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the first full weekend of fall, Sept. 29 and 30, 2018, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. As September comes to a close, it appears the rain will diminish and we’ll have some partly cloudy to sunny days to look forward to...
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Lady Baltimore Ball to be Hosted at Historic St. Mary’s City

Lady Baltimore Ball to be Hosted at Historic St. Mary’s City

On October 27, 2018, the Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation will host an evening of food, drink, and dancing at the Haunted 1676 State House. Tickets are $125 per person and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as a photo booth to commemorate your evening fun.  Festivities will feature music...
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Celebrate Halloween at ST. Charles Towne Center’s Mall-O-Ween & Boo-Fest

Celebrate Halloween at ST. Charles Towne Center’s Mall-O-Ween & Boo-Fest

Local families are invited to celebrate Halloween at St. Charles Towne Center’s Mall-O-Ween & Boo-Fest.  Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy four hours of family fun! Upon arrival, grab your entry bracelet and candy bag at the event entrance located on the lower level near the former Ruby Tuesday space (between...
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Concert Pianist Brian Ganz Performs The Exotic Chopin “A Feast of Strange and Beautiful Miniatures”

Concert Pianist Brian Ganz Performs The Exotic Chopin “A Feast of Strange and Beautiful Miniatures”

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will resume his popular “PianoTalk” series on Tuesday, September 25 at noon in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the College campus. The program, entitled “The Exotic Chopin” and the first part of a two-part series called “Chopin: Spirit of Poland,” will explore Frédéric Chopin’s deep connection to his...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report: Sept. 24, 2018

Fall Foliage and Festival Report: Sept. 24, 2018

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for Sept. 24, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Soon the landscape will explode with vibrant colors of orange, red and yellow. Kids will be jumping into leaf piles you just raked and we’ll all “fall” back, setting clocks back an hour...
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Pork Donut to play La Plata Concert Series

Pork Donut to play La Plata Concert Series

Pork Donut is a five piece band made up of local police officers.  They play classic rock and country hits.  Pork Donut has been rocking Southern Maryland’s acoustic scene for 10 years and has been a full band for two years.  Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers...
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Things to do this Weekend in and Around Leonardtown

Things to do this Weekend in and Around Leonardtown

Friday, September 21st (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.), Saturday, September 22nd (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.), Sunday, September 23rd (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) – St Marys County Fair at the St Mary’s County Fairgrounds – The annual fair features carnival rides, games, animal exhibits, a farm museum, horse pulls, shows, food and more. Leonardtown Town Council Members...
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The Fair’s is Here – St. Mary’s County

The Fair’s is Here – St. Mary’s County

The County Fair is underway in St. Mary’s County.
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Kids Day at the St. Mary’s County Fair to be Smoke and Vape Free

Kids Day at the St. Mary’s County Fair to be Smoke and Vape Free

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and the St. Mary’s County Fair Association are proud to announce that for the first time, Kids Day at the St. Mary’s County Fair, held on Friday September 21st, will be entirely smoke and vape free. “This is the first phase of our eventual plans for the fairgrounds to become completely smoke and vape free,” said John Richards, President of the St. Mary’s County Fair Association....
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