Arts

St. Mary’s College Student Gregory ’19 Interns with GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco

St. Mary’s College Student Gregory ’19 Interns with GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco

St. Mary’s College Student Jenna Gregory ’19 (art history) was the fifth St. Mary’s College recipient for an internship scholarship created by alumnus and SMCM Board of Trustees member John Bell ’95 that provides funds for students to intern with the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, California. Elisabeth Cornu, museum adviser for GLBTHS, remarked...
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Small Southern Maryland Winery Claims Top Honors at Maryland Wine Competition

Small Southern Maryland Winery Claims Top Honors at Maryland Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery in St. Mary’s County Maryland won Best-in-Show for their 2015 Barbera Reserve at the 30th Annual Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition. This competition highlights Maryland-grown grape, fruit, and honey wines and meads. In addition to taking home the Governor’s Cup, Port of Leonardtown Winery won two Best-in-Class awards, seven gold medals,...
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Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Artfest 2018

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Artfest 2018

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, will present their annual juried art and music festival, Artsfest ’18, on September 15 & 16, from 10am to 5pm both days. The beautiful sculpture park provides a unique setting for this weekend extravaganza of the arts with more than 180 artist booths, more than 35...
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Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

The grounds of the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s point, Maryland will come alive with the sweet sound of jazz at the 2018 Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival. The 19th annual event is set for Saturday, July 14 and will feature Jackiem Joyner, Tracy Hamlin and Nick Colionne. Museum grounds open at noon....
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Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and...
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15th Annual Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice

15th Annual Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice

Asbury Solomons held its 15th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser in support of Calvert Hospice on February 10. The event raised $4,900 to support Calvert Hospice. According to Pat and Barbara O’Neal, the event’s organizers for the last five years, over 70 Asbury residents attended along with their guests. Representatives from Calvert Hospice were also...
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Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland chamber singers with orchestra under the direction of Larry Vote, professor of music, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road. The event is free of charge and...
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Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

On November 24, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Annual Tree Lighting will take place in downtown Leonardtown. Planned activities at the event include fire truck rides, face painting, a living Nativity, horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, and many more activities. Santa Claus will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m., to...
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McDonough graduate is in tune with Pentatonix

McDonough graduate is in tune with Pentatonix

As soon as he could talk, Matt Sallee was likely singing. The Maurice J. McDonough High School graduate can’t remember a time he wasn’t singing, and can’t imagine not doing it. “I sing all the time,” he said. “I don’t even realize I’m singing.” Sallee’s lifelong passion has landed him a spot with the...
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Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28 to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28  to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited...
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Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group, Power Jam Music Alliance and WTG Sound & Promotion have teamed up to promote a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8, 2017,  from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This indoor/outdoor festival will benefit those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the American Red Cross. Their outdoor stage...
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The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the 17th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services Aging and Human Services Division is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy...
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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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Happenstance Theater Company to perform “BrouHaHa” at St. Mary’s College

Happenstance Theater Company to perform “BrouHaHa” at St. Mary’s College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s department of theater, film, and media studies will host Happenstance Theater Company, one of Washington, D.C.’s pre-eminent performance troupes, as they perform “BrouHaHa” on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center, on the St. Mary’s College...
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Aerial Inspirations – Fine Art and Flight at the Pax Museum

Aerial Inspirations – Fine Art and Flight at the Pax Museum

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is proud to announce the opening of its first art exhibition: Aerial Inspirations. The exhibit will feature the work of Mary Edna Fraser, a Charleston-based artist. Large scale installations of silk fabric dyed in batik fashion and inspired directly by Fraser’s aerial photography of land and sea will...
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Re-Creating Yourself, One Beat at a Time

Re-Creating Yourself, One Beat at a Time

First, there is a steady beat coming from a single drum. Boom — boom, boom, boom. Other drummers gradually join in, each on differently sized and toned drums, as they match the beat created by the leader. Participants in the drum circle focus their eyes on the floor or the ceiling to concentrate on...
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Art Blooms Gala Celebrates Annmarie Garden

Art Blooms Gala Celebrates Annmarie Garden

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Art Blooms Gala at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. This year’s event promises to be an exciting evening of celebration showcasing spectacular floral designs inspired by current gallery exhibits; Escape: Art on Vacation and...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

The Dragon Boats are BACK in North Beach as Calvert County officially kicks off the summer with the 5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday June 10th from 9AM – 5PM in North Beach MD. That day, over 5,000 spectators will line the Boardwalk in North Beach to watch as 30 plus teams compete...
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First Friday Brings the Beat to Leonardtown!

First Friday Brings the Beat to Leonardtown!

April 7th marked the debut appearance of the SoMar Drummers for an evening of family-friendly fun at the local Arts & Entertainment District. The audience participation Drum Circle drew in people from near and far to join together for an exciting evening of music and harmony. Hands-on participation was a highlight of the night...
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Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

The Solomons Business Association hosts the annual Taste of Solomons event usually from 11 am to 4 pm., this year the event will be held on March 25th, 2017. Restaurants and Shops Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages New tastes abound in the historic Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during...
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Thomas Rhett to perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Thomas Rhett to perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Multi-Platinum country artist Thomas Rhett will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Rhett’s high energy show will be packed with hits, including chart toppers, “T-Shirt,” “Die A Happy Man,” and “Crash And Burn.” Tickets are $44 – $75 (additional fees apply) and go...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

When College of Southern Maryland Associate Professor Krista Keyes heard Sunil Yapa present at a conference in 2016, she knew the author would be the perfect addition to CSM’s Connections Literary Reading Series. The annual series highlights artists who exemplify the purpose of Connections – to bring art and literature to life for the...
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Holmes for the Holidays Now Playing at Newtowne Players

Holmes for the Holidays Now Playing at Newtowne Players

Hold onto your deerstalker hats—a holiday whodunit has hit the Newtowne Players’ stage! Penned by Broadway funnyman Ken Ludwig, “Holmes for the Holidays or The Game’s Afoot” is a festive romp guaranteed to tingle your spine and leave you in stitches. The curtain rises on a play-within-a-play as William Gillette (played by Kerry Jones)...
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