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August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

Summer is getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum? Visit our new exhibit, Sharks! Sink Your Teeth In! and explore the diversity of the west Atlantic’s cartilaginous fish, past and present. Beat the heat with a scenic river cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison or take an afternoon sail...
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Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Historic Sotterley’s Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting returns for Summer 2021! This popular event is back and offers something for everyone: an incredible selection of craft beer, live music from Unfinished Business, artisan vendors, lawn games, and food truck vendors offering everything from nachos to jerk chicken. We even have wine for purchase...
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NAS Patuxent River Updates Health Protection Condition Alpha, Expands Base Access and Programs

NAS Patuxent River Updates Health Protection Condition Alpha, Expands Base Access and Programs

Naval Air Station announced June 25 that the installation is now in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha. Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions personnel can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there are additional steps you can...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces River Concert Series, Will Not Have Fireworks Show

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces River Concert Series, Will Not Have Fireworks Show

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, along with the Chesapeake Orchestra and its Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag, are proud to announce that the River Concert Series will be held in-person for the 2021 season. A Southern Maryland tradition, this family-friendly music festival, and winner of two Governor’s Awards for Arts, Tourism, and Community Economic Development will...
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Rediscover Leonardtown with Weekend Events!

Rediscover Leonardtown with Weekend Events!

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not come discover Leonardtown. This small Southern Maryland Town is big on charm and excitement. If you’re seeking adventure, there’s plenty to find here from water sports to seaplane rides. Are you looking to explore your creative side? As an Arts & Entertainment...
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Olde Breton Inn and Bailey’s Catering Hosting “Eddies Brunch and Car Show” on Sunday, August 1, 2021 to Benefit Hospice St. Mary’s!

Olde Breton Inn and Bailey’s Catering Hosting “Eddies Brunch and Car Show” on Sunday, August 1, 2021 to Benefit Hospice St. Mary’s!

Olde Breton Inn and Bailey’s Catering will be hosting “Eddies Brunch and Car Show” on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 9:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., at the Olde Breton Inn located at 21890 Society Hill Road in Leonardtown. Admission includes one brunch, and proceeds go directly to Hospice of Saint Mary’s! This event is...
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Leonardtown First Friday Event on June 4

Leonardtown First Friday Event on June 4

Bring your family and friends for a special day on First Friday, June 4, 2021! There will be one-day only specials offered at participating shops and restaurants, Open Studios & Workshops at the art studios, Opening Receptions at the galleries, and much more. Our “official” First Friday event time has traditionally been from 5...
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Enjoy A Day of Family Friendly Fun at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on Saturday, June 5

Enjoy A Day of Family Friendly Fun at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on Saturday, June 5

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day, a family event June 5, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island Museum and on St. Clements Island State Park, encourages the public to visit St. Clement’s Island and become acquainted with the island’s past through activities regarding the history, culture, heritage and ecology tied...
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June 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

June 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

Thursday, June 3 – Lecture Series – Maryland in the Age of Sail – Join CMM Curator of Maritime History Mark Wilkins for the final lecture in this seven-week series: “Development of Chesapeake Bay Watercraft and Fishing”. Lecture begins at 5 p.m. via ZOOM. A link to the lecture will be posted on www.calvertmarinemuseum.com,...
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Charles County Public Schools Partner with Sheriff’s Office to Provide 2021 Summer Camps

Charles County Public Schools Partner with Sheriff’s Office to Provide 2021 Summer Camps

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is partnering with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to provide summer camp for students. The camps are run by CCPS School Resource Officers, include lunch and are free for students. Space is limited and registration is required. The following are available camps. Space is limited and parents must...
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Southern Trail Distillery Hosting Spring Shine Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Southern Trail Distillery Hosting Spring Shine Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Southern Trail Distillery will be hosting their Spring Shine Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., located at 27227 Morganza Turner Road in Mechanicsville. Come out the Southern Trail Distillery for their Spring Shine Festival! Enjoy shopping local vendors, order delicious local food, and amazing drinks! Over 35 vendors...
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St. Clements Island Water Taxi Introduces Conversation & A Cruise Series at the St. Clements Island Museum

St. Clements Island Water Taxi Introduces Conversation & A Cruise Series at the St. Clements Island Museum

Enjoy summer breezes on a fun, educational and family-friendly morning of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi during this series of themed cruises throughout the season! **BOOK SOON – THESE WILL SELL OUT! ONLY 15 seats are available per cruise. (301-769-2222)** Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m., to 10:00 a.m., Conversation...
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Brendan Sailing Receives $20,000 Grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation

Brendan Sailing Receives $20,000 Grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation

Brendan Sailing is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation.   This grant will support camper scholarships for youth for this summer and beyond who would otherwise not have these opportunities. The cost to provide specially tailored, educational and growth opportunities to LD students continues...
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Greenwell Foundation Unicorns and Goats Spread Joy at May Open Barn

Greenwell Foundation Unicorns and Goats Spread Joy at May Open Barn

It was a beautiful spring day, and Greenwell Foundation welcomed over 100 young and young-at-heart members of our community to our May Open Barn celebrating Unicorns last week. Costumes abounded, many photos were taken, and everyone enjoyed themselves safely, maintaining state and local guidelines as we emerge from the pandemic. Executive Director Jolanda Campbell...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offer Free Admission to Moms on Mother’s Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offer Free Admission to Moms on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point will offer moms free regular admission to each of the museums during normal operating hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Others in the party must pay regular admission prices at both locations. The...
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Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Announces Nationally Recognized Jazz Artists for 2021 Event Weekend

Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Announces Nationally Recognized Jazz Artists for 2021 Event Weekend

The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, one of the mid-Atlantic’s signature jazz events held along the shores of the beautiful Potomac River and in the charming Town of Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, will feature fantastic jazz artists during the three day jazz weekend in 2021. This popular, annual festival, which has become...
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St. Mary’s County April 27, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County April 27, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The Commissioners recognized important milestones and initiatives by presenting Proclamations for Community College Month, National Law Day, National Travel and Tourism Week and National Afterschool Professionals Week. The Commissioners also recognized the opening...
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Historic Sotterley Hosting First 2021 Event on May 1 and May 2, 2021 – Sotterley Market and Day on the Farm

Historic Sotterley Hosting First 2021 Event on May 1 and May 2, 2021 – Sotterley Market and Day on the Farm

Historic Sotterley is holding its first event of 2021 on May 1st & 2nd — Sotterley Market and Day on the Farm. This will be the first of three Market and Day on the Farm events this year, and the theme of the May event is Preservation. We look forward to sharing preservation in...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Presents Free Family Friendly Authentic American Civil War Era Concert Featuring the Federal City Brass Band During Black Diamond Weekend Commemoration

St. Clement’s Island Museum Presents Free Family Friendly Authentic American Civil War Era Concert Featuring the Federal City Brass Band During Black Diamond Weekend Commemoration

Saturday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m., visitors are welcomed to St. Clement’s Island Museum for a free authentic American Civil War era concert on the beautiful waterside lawn of the museum during the weekend commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the Civil War – the Black Diamond Disaster, which happened right in the Potomac River...
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May 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

May 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

April 15, 2021 – Plan to visit the Calvert Marine Museum as we sail into the busy season! Programs and activities are scheduled for all members of the family. Following the guidance of the CDC and State of Maryland, all guests ages five and older must wear a mask during their visit. The museum...
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21st Annual Earth Day Virtual Celebration to be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021

21st Annual Earth Day Virtual Celebration to be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) invite you to join them in celebrating the 21st Annual Leonardtown Earth Day Virtual Celebration on Sunday, April 18, 2021. While it’s not possible to gather together in the Leonardtown Square this year, the Town of Leonardtown and the LBA are happy to be...
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Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) Recognizes Five Charles County Art Teachers as Outstanding Educators

Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) Recognizes Five Charles County Art Teachers as Outstanding Educators

Five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) art teachers were recently recognized by the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) as outstanding educators. The association named three teachers as CCPS Career Art Educators of the Year. They are Kristina Blakeslee of Maurice J. McDonough High School; Christine Chinault of Malcolm Elementary School; and Gayle Kraus of...
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St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Announce Surprise Egg Hunt Starting TODAY!

St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Announce Surprise Egg Hunt Starting TODAY!

The 38th Annual Easter Egg Festival may not be back as normal, but Recreation and Parks was able to have the Easter Bunny hide eggs in our parks! The hunt is on starting…now. Simply visit any number of parks and facilities provided in the list below and search for bags of eggs! Egg bags...
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Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown’s dynamic Arts & Entertainment scene is the focus of its latest virtual series, Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment. This unique series is presented in three parts – Feature Performances, Artist Spotlights, and Special Events and is funded in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown &...
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Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. This year, in lieu of its annual Homeschool Day event, CMM is extending programs to last an entire week! During the week of March 15 – 19, students can discover paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique...
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