Arts

7th District Optimist Club Presents the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet at the St. Clements Island Museum on October 5, and 6, 2019

7th District Optimist Club Presents the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet at the St. Clements Island Museum on October 5, and 6, 2019

The 7th District Optimist Club is proud to present the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2019, at the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Coltons Point, MD. Held the first weekend of October for more than 50 years, the Blessing of the Fleet has become one of the most...
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Story And Craft Time in St. Mary’s City Focuses on Young Visitors on Wednesday, August 21

Story And Craft Time in St. Mary’s City Focuses on Young Visitors on Wednesday, August 21

Join Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. for a new summer program, Story and Craft Time at the Plantation. With the popular Little Explorers on summer hiatus, Historic St. Mary’s City is offering a storytime for younger visitors to take place at the Godiah Spray Plantation. Little Explorers will...
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Wesley Spangler Returns to Leonardtown Square On Saturday, August 17th

Wesley Spangler Returns to Leonardtown Square On Saturday, August 17th

On Saturday, August 17th, Wesley Spangler will return to Leonardtown Square, performing popular country music and some of his own original songs. Wesley Spangler has extensive recording and touring experience throughout the east coast and in Nashville. He also has played with several well known and famous country artists in his music career. Wesley...
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Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Taking Places on September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Taking Places on September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, after much anticipation, the campus and local community will gather to celebrate St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s newest facility, Jamie L. Roberts Stadium, and honor the legacy of its namesake. Open to the public, the official dedication ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. Gates open at noon at the stadium...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosting Children’s Day on August 17

St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosting Children’s Day on August 17

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, enjoy a free day of family fun in the sun on the beautiful waterside lawn at the annual Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Families can enjoy lots of activities including...
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Charles County Arts Alliance Grant Applications Now Available

Charles County Arts Alliance Grant Applications Now Available

Over the past 32 years, the Charles County Arts Alliance has awarded more than $800,000 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County to support activities in the performing, visual and literary arts. This has helped enhance our county’s arts and culture and inspired our fellow residents to explore the diverse...
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Tickets for the Southern Maryland Film Festival Officially on Sale

Tickets for the Southern Maryland Film Festival Officially on Sale

This year’s Southern Maryland Film Festival will be held at R/C Theatres’ Lexington Exchange Movies 12, 44800 Oak Crest Dr, California, MD 20619, on Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. “R/C Theatres has been an incredible venue sponsor, “ states Film Festival representative Theresa Wood. “In addition to providing an indoor,...
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Kids Can Join Local Artist at the Final Art Classes of Summer 2019 at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Kids Can Join Local Artist at the Final Art Classes of Summer 2019 at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Kids have one more chance this summer to join art instructor, Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson, in exploring fine arts at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids classes. Throughout the summer, young artists have their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint and sculpt. Students will also reflect how creating art can...
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Calvert Marine Museum Event Listings for August, 2019

Calvert Marine Museum Event Listings for August, 2019

Summer is only getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum!  Visit special exhibits like the new Megalodon jaws or Working the Water: Photography by Jay Fleming.  On the weekends, cruise around the boat basin in a row or pedal boat, or go beyond the basin on the historic Wm....
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The Leonardtown Business Association of Leonardtown Invites the Public to the First Friday Event on August 2

The Leonardtown Business Association of Leonardtown Invites the Public to the First Friday Event on August 2

The Leonardtown Business Association and The Commissioners of Leonardtown invite you out to their monthly First Friday event. August First Friday is all about our dedicated First Responders. Bring the whole family for a wonderful free community event, Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Ambulances and more will be on display for you to see and...
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First Responder Friday in Leonardtown

First Responder Friday in Leonardtown

On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials at their establishments. You are invited to a fun evening of live entertainment, demos, receptions, hands-on activities, and seasonal promotions.
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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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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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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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