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The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture  “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) Fossil Club welcomes guest speaker Sarah Augusta “Gussie” Maccracken for a free lecture entitled, “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects: Fossil Evidence of Insect Herbivory on Plants.” Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the CMM Harms Gallery and learn how some of the smallest creatures...
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Concerts, Homeschool Experience Day, Dual Enrollment Seminars, College Transfer Fairs and 10th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference Highlight Busy February at CSM

Concerts, Homeschool Experience Day, Dual Enrollment Seminars, College Transfer Fairs and 10th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference Highlight Busy February at CSM

CSM Homeschool Experience Day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 7. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM will host homeschooled students at its Prince Frederick Campus to share how the college can provide those students an early college education. Participants can tour the campus;...
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Public Encouraged to Donate Pieces of Local History During Community Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Have you ever wanted to contribute to an exhibit at a museum? The St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, MD, will be hosting a Community Day Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This occasion encourages the public to get involved with the planning of new exhibits by sharing historic...
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Southern Maryland Community Resources Announces Artistic Partnership with Bay Community Support Services, Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation

Southern Maryland Community Resources is excited to announce its artistic partnership with Bay Community Support Services, Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation. The four organizations have teamed up to provide a six-week painting workshop to adults with disabilities in Southern Maryland, which began on Tuesday, January 21. SMCR’s mission is to create opportunities for...
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St. Mary’s College Black Student Union Announces MK Asante as 2020 Barber Walker Lecturer, Lecture to be held Thursday, February 13, 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Black Student Union announces MK Asante as the third Annual Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture guest speaker. Asante’s lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the College’s campus. The event is free of charge and open...
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The Spirit of Innovation and Freedom at the Pax River Naval Air Museum to be held on January 30, 2020

Oscar Falco, the new mascot for the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, “spreads his wings” in front of the iconic hangar-style museum building that was opened this past spring. Pax Museum photo by Amy Davis.

Internationally recognized musician Dominic Fragman and NAVAIR engineer Anthony Malatesta will lead a community discussion of innovation in art and science in “A Quantum Case for Innovation in Art & Technology,” at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. The Spirit of Innovation and Freedom (SIF) Ensemble, featuring master drummer...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Artist Reception for Pop-Up Art Show on February 1, 2020

The public is invited to St. Clement’s Island Museum for a reception to meet local artists Harriet Gossett, Jeanne Huett, Trish Clark and Angela M. Wathen during a Pop-Up Art Show featuring their artwork at the museum Feb. 1, 2020, from 1 p.m., to 4 p.m. Meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying...
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Celebrate the Dream of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Free Three Day Event at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, January 18 to 20

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with MLK Days, an annual event that brings the community together for three days of uplifting creativity and inspiration. This year’s event will take place Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20,...
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Latrice Carr to Open the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in July 2020

Latrice Carr to Open the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in July 2020

The 20th Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, recently honored as the only event in Maryland to win one of four statewide tourism awards for 2019, recently announced popular local artist and St. Mary’s County resident Latrice Carr to open for nationally-known jazz acts at the 2020 event weekend, slated for July 10-12, 2020. Ms....
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Calvert Marine Museum Announces Events in January, 2020

Calvert Marine Museum Announces Events in January, 2020

Thursday, January 2 & January 9 – Sea Squirts – 10:15 a.m., to 10:45 a.m.,  FREE drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. This month’s theme is Wacky Weather. Space is limited. Thursday, January 9 – Maryland in the Age of Sail Lecture Series: European Expansionism, 1095-1500 –...
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Historic Sotterley Hosting 2nd Annual Fly-In Farmers’ Market with Santa at St. Mary’s Regional Airport on Saturday, December 21, 2019

Historic Sotterley Hosting 2nd Annual Fly-In Farmers’ Market with Santa at St. Mary’s Regional Airport on Saturday, December 21, 2019

Historic Sotterley is sponsoring its second annual Fly-In Farmers’ Market at the St. Mary’s County Airport. Shoppers will be able to purchase fresh food and treats at the Holiday Indoor Farmer’s Market on Saturday, December 21st from 9:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m. And for the second year, Santa will be making a visit from...
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Calvert County Hospice Announces “A Night in Margaritaville” at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on January 24, 2020

Calvert County Hospice Announces “A Night in Margaritaville” at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on January 24, 2020

Are you ready to feel the summer heat in the middle of winter? Join us for A Night in Margaritaville on January 24, 2020 from 6:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m., at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick! Enjoy a fun evening of dance music with NightLife and tasty fare with a Key West...
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The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Offers Public Exclusive Holiday Hotel Weekend Package for Summer 2020 Event

The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Offers Public Exclusive Holiday Hotel Weekend Package for Summer 2020 Event

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums, the nonprofit organization that supports the historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division and operates the popular Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival on the grounds of St. Clement’s Island Museum (and as of 2019 also in the Town of Leonardtown) each...
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St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Plans Year-Long Celebration to Commemorate 50th Anniversary

St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Plans Year-Long Celebration to Commemorate 50th Anniversary

The St. Mary’s County Regional Airport is planning a series of events to celebrate 50 years of service to the community. The original airport properties were acquired in August 1968, construction was completed in 1969, and the Airport was in operation before the end of that year. 2020 will mark 50 years of operation....
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Concerts, Auditions and a Scholarship Resource Fair Mark a Busy December for College of Southern Maryland

Concerts, Auditions and a Scholarship Resource Fair Mark a Busy December for College of Southern Maryland

CSM Chorale and Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m., Dec. 5. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir with the Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus will perform. $10 adults, $8 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school...
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Charles County Arts Alliance Awards Over $76,000 in Grants

Charles County Arts Alliance Awards Over $76,000 in Grants

On Saturday, November 16, the Charles County Arts Alliance held its Annual Gala to award $71,334 to 21 area schools and 18 nonprofit organizations to enhance their programs in the fields of visual, performance and literary arts. The funds will be used to present a myriad of cultural programs and events in Charles County,...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers a Series of Four Free Concerts at St Mary’s College

Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers a Series of Four Free Concerts at St Mary’s College

Brian Ganz will offer a series of four recitals over the next few weeks for classical music lovers in the St. Mary’s College of MD community.. Musician-in-Residence Ganz resumes his popular noon concert series with two PianoTalk offerings, the first on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, and the second on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He...
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St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museum Receive $3,400 Grant from Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium for 2020 Black Diamond Disaster Commemoration Weekend

St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museum Receive $3,400 Grant from Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium for 2020 Black Diamond Disaster Commemoration Weekend

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums, the nonprofit organization that supports the historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, was recently awarded a $3,400 matching Seed Grant for the Black Diamond Disaster Commemoration Weekend event that occurs in April each year. This event, now in its third...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Offering Holiday Workshops Starting Saturday, December 7, and Saturday, December 14

Historic St. Mary’s City Offering Holiday Workshops Starting Saturday, December 7, and Saturday, December 14

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) has opened registration for two different holiday workshops, each focusing on natural crafts. The first invites guests to bundle up, celebrate the season, and join HSMC December 7, from 12:30 p.m., to 2:30 p.m., for the Holiday Craft workshop, featuring crafts from the past. Attendees will be able to...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Taking Reservations for Madrigal Dinners

Historic St. Mary’s City Taking Reservations for Madrigal Dinners

The Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated reconstructed State House of 1676 with their annual Madrigal Dinners. The dinners are to be held on the first two Friday, and Saturdays in December, on December 6, and 7, and December...
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La Plata Business Association Donates Over $40,000 from Rocktoberfest Proceeds to Charles County Public Schools

La Plata Business Association Donates Over $40,000 from Rocktoberfest Proceeds to Charles County Public Schools

It’s not often that a string quartet or vocalist performance opens a formal business meeting. On November 6, 2019, the La Plata Business Association’s (LPBA) monthly meeting began with student performers from La Plata High School showcasing the talents of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. For the past six years, the LPBA has...
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Forrest Center Hosting Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Forrest Center Hosting Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join the students and staff of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Santa will make his grand entrance at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a...
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David Curson, Audubon Maryland-DC to Speak on Audubon’s Conservation Work in Maryland on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Huntingtown

David Curson, Audubon Maryland-DC to Speak on Audubon’s Conservation Work in Maryland on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Huntingtown

Plan to attend an informative program on the conservation work of Audubon-MD-DC, Friday, November 22. The event hosted by Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources will be held at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown from 6-9 p.m. Audubon Maryland-DC is the region’s leading voice for the conservation and protection...
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Island Music Company’s Annual Holiday String Giveaway to be Held on November 16, 2019, in La Plata

Island Music Company’s Annual Holiday String Giveaway to be Held on November 16, 2019, in La Plata

Grab your guitar, nonperishable food and get down to Island Music Company in La Plata, MD on November 16, 2019 for their Annual Holiday String Giveaway. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., The day is filled with complimentary restringing of most stringed instruments, including guitar, bass, violin, violas, ukulele,...
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Leonardtown to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Monday, November 11, 2019

Leonardtown to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Monday, November 11, 2019

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Commissioners of Leonardtown invite the public to a commemorative Wreath Laying Ceremony in the square in Leonardtown Monday, November 11, 2019, immediately following the annual Veterans Day Parade. This ceremony will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II with...
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