Arts

Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at St. Mary’s County Museums

Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at St. Mary’s County Museums

On Father’s Day, June 16, 2024, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, will offer free museum admission for dads during normal operating hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note regular admission prices apply to others in the party: St. Clement’s Island Museum: $3 for...
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Hope in Harmony Hosting Inaugural Concerts in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties June 2024

Hope in Harmony Hosting Inaugural Concerts in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties June 2024

Get inspired! Hope in Harmony’s inaugural choir concerts are coming this June to Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Directed by TC O’Brien and accompanied by Erin Tennyson, these concerts are free and fully open to the public. Hope in Harmony has scheduled three concerts for the second weekend in June. Each concert features...
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Enjoy A Free Day of Family Fun at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on June 1st, 2024

Enjoy A Free Day of Family Fun at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on June 1st, 2024

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day, a family-friendly event set to occur on June 1, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island Museum and St. Clements Island State Park, encourages the public to visit and become acquainted with the island’s past through activities relating to its history, culture, heritage and ecology....
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June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Summer is in full swing at the museum! From lighthouse tours and cruises on the river to animals and a special celebration at Lore Oyster House, you will have many great events to choose from this month. Also, our first Waterside Music Series concert of the season kicks off June 28 with Boyz II...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Members from May to September

St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Members from May to September

Through the Blue Stars Museum Program, the St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer free admission to museums and historic sites for actively serving members of the armed forces, as well as up to 5 family members, from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 18, 2024) until Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2024). Participating sites...
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Parks & Recreation to Host Community Appreciation Day at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2nd

Parks & Recreation to Host Community Appreciation Day at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2nd

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation (CCPR) is excited to announce its Community Appreciation Day event, set to take place at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to people of all ages. Community Appreciation Day aims to foster...
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Historic St. Mary’s City: May 2024 Events

Historic St. Mary’s City: May 2024 Events

May 8.  Little Explorers – From Seed to Sunflower 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. Ages 3 – 5 (with accompanying adult) HSMC Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md Spring is in full bloom at HSMC! Be prepared to put your hands to the dirt as Little Explorers learn about planting sunflowers...
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Solomons Maritime Festival – Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Solomons Maritime Festival – Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions on Saturday, May 4 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 18th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, cooking demonstrations, traditional music, toy boat building, a kid-friendly obstacle course, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family. Free 30 – minute cruises on the Wm. B....
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Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

The Old Jail Museum, a well-known landmark in the heart of Leonardtown and one of the four museums and historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will continue to be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays in addition to regular daily visitation hours. Interested visitors...
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77th Annual Southern Maryland Convention Parade Called Off – Event Now Held at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, Sunday April 28th, 2024

77th Annual Southern Maryland Convention Parade Called Off – Event Now Held at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, Sunday April 28th, 2024

Unfortunately the Southern Maryland Convention Parade this year has been called off due to Charles County Officials not signing off on the permits for parade routes presented, due to the area being too busy. Instead, the 77th Annual Convention will be Sunday, April 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m., located at the Bluecrabs Stadium, 11765 St...
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May 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

May 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Experience the rich maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay at the Solomons Maritime Festival! Be sure to check out Wm. B. Tennison cruises, educational programs, special events, and the first month of openings for Cove Point Lighthouse and Lore Oyster House this season! For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Wednesday, May 1 – Lore...
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CSM Hosts 19th Annual Jazz Festival April 5th and 6th, 2024

CSM Hosts 19th Annual Jazz Festival April 5th and 6th, 2024

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 19th Annual Jazz Festival, April 5-6, will give area public school jazz bands a chance to sharpen their skills—and area music lovers a chance to hear some of the finest local jazz artists from our region and beyond. Jazz band students from area middle and high schools will...
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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Offers Free Public Open Houses

Drayden African American Schoolhouse Offers Free Public Open Houses

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering free Open Houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, one Saturday a month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House dates include: April 6, May 4, June...
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4th Annual First Landing Wine & Arts Festival in Partnership with St. Mary’s County Wineries on Saturday, April 13, 2024

4th Annual First Landing Wine & Arts Festival in Partnership with St. Mary’s County Wineries on Saturday, April 13, 2024

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Clement’s Island Museum will host all three St. Mary’s County wineries, as well as local crafters and artisans for the 4th annual First Landing Wine & Arts Festival. For the fourth year, community members and visitors are invited to enjoy this full...
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Celebrating Maryland Day – March 25th, 2024

Celebrating Maryland Day – March 25th, 2024

What is Maryland Day? On March 25, 1634, the Ark and the Dove, carrying 150 European settlers, landed on St. Clements Island. In 1916, the General Assembly passed legislation officially making Maryland Day a state holiday. Maryland Day commemorates the first landing of English colonists on St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634 –...
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Rebels & Redcoats: A Southern Maryland Revolutionary War Family Event Kicks Off Multi-Year 250th Anniversary at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

Rebels & Redcoats: A Southern Maryland Revolutionary War Family Event Kicks Off Multi-Year 250th Anniversary at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, in coordination with the Southern Maryland 250th Committee, Southern Maryland National Heritage Area, and numerous Southern Maryland civic organizations, is proud to present Rebels & Redcoats: A Southern Maryland Revolutionary War Family Event, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Piney Point Lighthouse...
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St. Mary’s County 41st Annual Easter Egg Festival in Leonardtown on Saturday March 23, 2024

St. Mary’s County 41st Annual Easter Egg Festival in Leonardtown on Saturday March 23, 2024

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks host the 41st Annual Easter Egg Festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. This rain or shine event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is open to the entire community. The Easter Egg Festival has become...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Observes Maryland Day March 23, 2024

Historic St. Mary’s City Observes Maryland Day March 23, 2024

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) invites the community to celebrate Maryland Day by offering free admission to the outdoor exhibits on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Living history sites will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Plan to visit the Woodland Indian Hamlet and learn about the people and culture that were here...
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April 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

April 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Spring is in full bloom at the Calvert Marine Museum! Join us as we celebrate the season with guided bird walks, an exclusive Jewelry Trunk Show, live music, and more! Visit us at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for all your springtime fun! Monday, April 1 – Guided Bird Walks With fields, woodlots, thickets, a saltmarsh, and Back...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum STEAM Day on Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum STEAM Day on Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Get ready for a fun-filled day at the museum on Saturday March 9th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics! We will have many exhibitors with interactive, hands on activities for all ages to enjoy! Kids get...
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Community Garden Ribbon Cutting Announced; Join Us at the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival to Celebrate!

Community Garden Ribbon Cutting Announced; Join Us at the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival to Celebrate!

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks is pleased to announce that the annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on April 6, 2024, from 12 – 4 p.m. at Lexington Manor Passive Park (LMPP) at 21675 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. This FREE community event offers fun for the whole...
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Celebrate Maryland Day at the State’s Birthplace on Monday, March 25, 2024

Celebrate Maryland Day at the State’s Birthplace on Monday, March 25, 2024

On Monday, March 25, 2024, “Maryland Day” the public is encouraged to celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace, St. Clement’s Island. St. Clement’s Island Museum will offer a full day of fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including free museum admission, kids’ activities, free water taxi rides (10 a.m. –...
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St. Mary’s County Commission for Women Seeking Nominations for Annual Woman of the Year & Woman of Tomorrow Awards

St. Mary’s County Commission for Women Seeking Nominations for Annual Woman of the Year & Woman of Tomorrow Awards

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is pleased to announce the annual Women’s History Month Brunch & Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, located at 44219 Airport Road, Bldg. 3 in California, Maryland (doors open at 10:30 a.m.). This annual...
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Local Arts & Craft Vendors Sought for First Landing Wine & Arts Festival on April 13th, 2024

Local Arts & Craft Vendors Sought for First Landing Wine & Arts Festival on April 13th, 2024

St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, in partnership with local First Landing Wine Trail wineries, are seeking arts and craft vendors who are located or sell in St. Mary’s County, to participate in the First Landing Wine & Arts Festival at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to...
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March 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

March 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Trot into springtime activities at the museum with spring break programming, the museum’s inaugural Otter Trot 5K, OtterMania, and a family-favorite – the fossil egg hunt! Visit calvertmarinemuseum.com for all the details! Friday, March 1 – First Fossil Friday! 1 – 4:30 p.m.  Fossil hunters, bring your fossil finds from the Calvert Cliffs or other...
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