Arts

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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10 Things We Just Love in Leonardtown This Valentine’s Day Weekend, Celebrate with Live, or Virtual Events

10 Things We Just Love in Leonardtown This Valentine’s Day Weekend, Celebrate with Live, or Virtual Events

Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for that someone special or trying to find something romantic, family-friendly or a little out of the ordinary to do this Valentine’s Day Weekend, Leonardtown, Maryland has everything you need to celebrate those special people in your lives with a delicious array of specialty gifts and treats...
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St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Academic Program Changes for Fall 2021

St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Academic Program Changes for Fall 2021

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, The National Public Honors College, has been engaged in efforts the last several years to ensure its viability and relevancy as the premier public liberal arts honors college. “The critical and analytical thinking skills and the ability to effectively express oneself — the hallmarks of our teaching — take...
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February 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

February 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – January 22, 2021 – Enjoy museum events and activities in a variety of ways during the month of February. Whether you’re joining us for story time in the Harms Gallery or participating in a free public virtual lecture, there’s something for everyone this month at the Calvert Marine Museum. Following the...
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Community Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Friday, February 12, 2021

Community Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Friday, February 12, 2021

Have you ever wanted to contribute to an exhibit at a museum? St. Clement’s Island Museum is seeking historic documents, photos and other significant objects related to St. Clement’s Island and the Colton’s Point area from the 20th century and earlier. We will scan photos and documents, leaving you with the originals, and we...
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Governor Hogan Announces $1 Billion Emergency Stimulus and Tax Relief Package

Governor Hogan Announces $1 Billion Emergency Stimulus and Tax Relief Package

Governor Larry Hogan today introduced the RELIEF Act of 2021, an emergency legislative package that will provide more than $1 billion in direct stimulus and tax relief for Maryland working families, small businesses, and those who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation builds on the more than $700 million...
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January 2021 Events at The Calvert Marine Museum

January 2021 Events at The Calvert Marine Museum

Come in from the cold for special activities during the month of January. 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 continues to operate at a limited capacity with a timed entry system. Before visiting CMM, please...
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Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Revises Executive Order and Creates Assistance Program for Restaurant Workers

Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Revises Executive Order and Creates Assistance Program for Restaurant Workers

On December 16, 2020, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced changes to Executive Order #39, which is effective at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16. The executive order enacts the new COVID-19 restrictions announced on December 10. The revisions announced today permit outdoor dining, provided that no more than 50% of tent sides are down and...
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St. Mary’s County Government Announces Holiday Operations

St. Mary’s County Government Announces Holiday Operations

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 and again Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Appointments for many departmental services will resume the following Mondays. Landfill and Convenience Centers – The St. Andrews Landfill and the six (6)...
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Calvert Farmers Market Association to Host Holiday Market on December 19 in Prince Frederick

Calvert Farmers Market Association to Host Holiday Market on December 19 in Prince Frederick

Residents looking to shop local this season are encouraged to visit Calvert County’s annual Holiday Markets hosted by the Calvert Farmers Market Association. The Holiday Markets will be open December 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., at Cardinal Creek Plant Farm located at 5180 Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. Vendors include Breakfast...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department 2020 Santa Run Schedule

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department 2020 Santa Run Schedule

We would like to announce to the Citizens of our Community the schedule for our Annual Santa Run. This year we will be bringing Santa around to the Hollywood Community on one of our Fire Engines. We plan on starting this Friday, December 4th. Our plan is to have Santa around the community on...
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December 2020 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

December 2020 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Thursday, December 3 – Sea Squirts – This program invites children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 12 people per session....
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Local Museums Offer Free Family Events and Special Exhibits During Holiday Season

Local Museums Offer Free Family Events and Special Exhibits During Holiday Season

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, which oversees St. Clement’s Island Museum, the Old Jail Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, presents events and exhibits during the holiday season at each historic site. St. Clement’s Island Museum will host its annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit daily, Dec. 1, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021,...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Partners with Local History Enthusiast for Temporary War of 1812 Model Ship Exhibit at Old Jail Museum

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Partners with Local History Enthusiast for Temporary War of 1812 Model Ship Exhibit at Old Jail Museum

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, has partnered with a local model ship aficionado and builder to install a temporary exhibit at the Old Jail Museum about the HMS Albion, the flagship of the flotilla of British ships that raided Leonardtown and St. Mary’s County during the War of 1812 Chesapeake Campaign in 1814....
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CalvertHealth Foundation Benefit Golf Classic Raises Funds for the Behavioral Health Renovation and Services Project

CalvertHealth Foundation Benefit Golf Classic Raises Funds for the Behavioral Health Renovation and Services Project

The CalvertHealth Foundation held its 31st annual Benefit Golf Classic at The Cannon Club in Lothian on October 19. More than 125 participants including sponsors, golfers and supporters helped raise $70,000 to support our community’s increasing need for mental health services. Proceeds from this year’s Benefit Golf Classic will provide support for the $5.2...
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Historic Sotterley Hosting Farmer’s Market in partnership with St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020

Historic Sotterley Hosting Farmer’s Market in partnership with St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Historic Sotterley is proud to host the next installment of the Airport Farmer’s Market in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport (also known as Captain Walter Francis Duke Regional Airport). This market will take place on Sunday, November 22nd from 9:00 am—1:00 pm. The Farmer’s...
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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Reopen to Visitors November 13, 2020 Featuring Brand-New Exhibits

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Reopen to Visitors November 13, 2020 Featuring Brand-New Exhibits

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, MD, will reopen its galleries, including a variety of brand-new exhibits, to visitors with pre-purchased tickets, November 13, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. after being closed since March due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Due to COVID-19 protocols, any interested guests to Piney Point Lighthouse Museum must...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division 2020 Holiday Events

St. Mary’s County Museum Division 2020 Holiday Events

St. Clement’s Island Museum Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 6, 2020, from 12:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the opening of the St. Clement’s Island Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit 2020 inside the museum with take-home kids activities, music, take-home refreshments and much more. Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a...
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Annual Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting Events Cancelled, Leonardtown to Celebrate the Holidays Virtually Instead

Annual Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting Events Cancelled, Leonardtown to Celebrate the Holidays Virtually Instead

As it is not possible to gather in Leonardtown Square for Christmas on the Square and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony or any of the Santa events this year due to the COVID-19 precautions, the Commissioners of Leonardtown would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to tune in for two...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and the Old Jail Museum to Change Over to Winter Hours of Operation

St. Clement’s Island Museum and the Old Jail Museum to Change Over to Winter Hours of Operation

Starting Sunday, November 1, 2020, museums operated by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division – St. Clement’s Island Museum in Coltons Point and the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown – will switch hours of operation over to Winter Hours. Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park in Piney Point will begin winter hours on...
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Calvert Gives Thanks” 2020 to be Held Virtually on Sunday, November 15

Calvert Gives Thanks” 2020 to be Held Virtually on Sunday, November 15

“Calvert Gives Thanks” will be held virtually Sunday, November 15th, at 4 p.m. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calvert-gives-thanks-tickets-124620945603 or for more information, email calvertinterfaith@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Calvert Interfaith Council (CIC) and the Daughters of Abraham, this year’s interfaith celebration of strength, courage, and healing will feature Calvert County choirs and inspiration from community faith traditions....
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Events at the Calvert Marine Museum in November, 2020

Events at the Calvert Marine Museum in November, 2020

October 22, 2020 – As colder weather approaches, the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) offers activities for all ages throughout the month. 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 continues to operate at a limited capacity with...
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Safe Candy Giveaway Events Hosted by Fire and Rescue Departments in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert County

Safe Candy Giveaway Events Hosted by Fire and Rescue Departments in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert County

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will be hosting trunk or treating on Saturday, October 31st 7:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m., located at the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department/Rescue Squad at 12245 Rock Point Road in Newburg. Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad will be hosting a safe Halloween candy giveaway at their station located...
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Letter to the Editor: New Community Center Needed in Calvert County, Will Provide a Safe Place for Children and Youth to Play and Be Creative

Letter to the Editor: New Community Center Needed in Calvert County, Will Provide a Safe Place for Children and Youth to Play and Be Creative

I am writing on behalf of Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth.  There is a great need for a permanent community center in Prince Frederick to ensure that residents have recreational, community building, learning and outdoor activities that come with having a robust community.  This need has been documented over the years by Calvert...
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