Arts

Color Maryland Green Art and Poetry Contest – 2016

Color Maryland Green Art and Poetry Contest – 2016

COLOR MARYLAND GREEN is an art and poetry contest hosted by the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Environment (MDE) designed to inspire stewardship and outdoor learning. Click here to Download a Flyer for your Classroom Subject matter should demonstrate the student’s appreciation of our natural world, including but not limited to our...
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Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department Hosting Wine & Design Fundraiser

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department Hosting Wine & Design Fundraiser

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (NVRSFD) is hosting a Wine and Design on Feb. 25, 2016. Art Instructed painting starts at 6:30 and is approx 2.5 hours. Arrive 30 minutes early to socialize. Event will be held at NVRSFD 12245 Rock Point Rd., Newburg Md 20664. Non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, paint, brushes, and...
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Design the Next Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp

Design the Next Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp

Waterfowl and wildlife artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the 20th annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation and 42nd annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests now through April 15. The Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries on April 22 in conjunction with the annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving...
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St. Charles’ Tiffany Taylor Receives National Science Teaching Award

St. Charles’ Tiffany Taylor Receives National Science Teaching Award

Tiffany Taylor, a chemistry teacher at St. Charles High School, was recently named a recipient of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given annually to six science teachers nationwide who demonstrate excellence in teaching and innovation in the field of science education. Eligible...
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Henry E. Lackey Orchestra Students Take Strings Clinic

Henry E. Lackey Orchestra Students Take Strings Clinic

When Robert Spates asked the Henry E. Lackey High School orchestra members if they have ever seen an opera, no one spoke up. “Yes, you have,” insisted Spates, the director of strings at Landon School in Bethesda. “‘The Lion King,” he said. “‘Star Wars,’ it’s an opera.” Point taken. The realization that opera could...
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FROZEN Day of Play at Annmarie!

FROZEN Day of Play at Annmarie!

Drop in for a “Frozen Day of Play,” on Monday, February 15, 2016, 1-4pm at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. It’s a family day of play and creativity as we explore the wonders of winter and ice through a variety of art projects, pretend play, investigations, and more. From frosty face painting, to...
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Special Indoors Valentines Maker’s Market at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Special Indoors Valentines Maker’s Market at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland is hosting a Special Valentines Maker’s Market, indoors on Saturday, February 6 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. If you have not been to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center recently, now is your chance to experience this delightful Arts Center for FREE. Celebrate the first Maker’s...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home “Meet the Artists” Public Reception

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home  “Meet the Artists” Public Reception

On Saturday, January 30, the Veterans Home will host a “Meet the Artists” Public Reception in the E-Wing Multipurpose Room, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, to honor all the artists participating in the current fall show. The public is invited to this event, and will have a chance to meet the artists while viewing...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Appraiser Fair

St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Appraiser Fair

Do you know what are your precious heirlooms are worth? Come to the Appraiser Fair on Saturday, January 23 to find out. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division will host the Appraiser Fair at the St. Clement’s Island Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s almost like the Antique Roadshow! Expert appraisers will be on...
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Come Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a Community Art Activity!

Come Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a Community Art Activity!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a four-day event, January 15 through Monday, January 18 from 11am to 4pm each day. Admission is FREE! Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a weekend of creative...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home “Call for Artists”

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home “Call for Artists”

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, in partnership with the Charles County Art Alliance, is now accepting submissions for their Winter Art Show, a multi-media exhibit, to be held at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, from February 18 to June 15, 2016. The gallery will be presented along the...
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Charles County Arts Alliance Awards $750 to Westlake High School

Charles County Arts Alliance Awards $750 to Westlake High School

On December 10, 2015, the Charles County Arts Alliance presented a check in the amount of $750 to Westlake High School to support a unique educational partnership between the Westlake English Department and the renowned Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. The partnership was the brainstorm of English Teacher James Mascia. Approximately 80 Westlake...
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St. Mary’s County Loses a Legend

St. Mary’s County Loses a Legend

St. Mary’s County has lost a legend, Charlie Thompson. Charlie was known and loved by everyone especially his bluegrass family and fans, he will be dearly missed. Charles was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, MD, and worked as a Mechanic. He was also a Disc Jockey, Musician, and was a member of the...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival Returning to Leonardtown

Southern Maryland Film Festival Returning to Leonardtown

Because of the overwhelming support of the local community, The Planning Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival has announced that their second event will be held in Leonardtown, MD, July 15 – 16, 2016. According to Committee Chairperson Theresa Wood, the tentative 2-day plan is to have an opening screening, meet and greet session, and filmmakers’...
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Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s

Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s

On December 5th, 2015 begin a new holiday tradition with Historic St. Mary’s City’s Colonial Christmas and discover the spirit of Christmas past in the 17th- century. Guests follow the journey of a recently freed servant as he desperately searches for love. The people he meets on his journey offer insight on how he...
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Annmarie to Host Four Indoor Holiday Markets

Annmarie to Host Four Indoor Holiday Markets

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host four indoor Holiday Maker’s Markets on December 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2:00-9:00pm each day. Buy local this season at one of Annmarie’s new indoor Markets featuring a wide variety of gift options. Each Market will feature a different selection of artists and craftspeople...
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Sights and Sounds of the Holidays on Main Street La Plata for Small Business Saturday

Sights and Sounds of the Holidays on Main Street La Plata for Small Business Saturday

La Plata Business Association (LPBA) announces the arts and entertainment schedule at the Shop La Plata celebration on Small Business Saturday® to be held on Nov. 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in historic downtown La Plata, Maryland. Start your holiday season off right with hundreds of joyful shoppers and families to enjoy...
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Film inspired by L.A. Race Riots, Produced by Young, St. Mary’s Native.

Film inspired by L.A. Race Riots, Produced by Young, St. Mary’s Native.

A short film inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots is aimed at shining light on the struggle Korean-American merchants faced at the onset of civil unrest while exploring racial and moral dilemmas at the epicenter of humanity. Named after the tumultuous month in central Los Angeles after the controversial Rodney King trial verdict April...
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Ornament-Making Drop-in Fun at Annmarie

Ornament-Making Drop-in Fun at Annmarie

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host four drop-in days of Ornament-Making Fun on November 25, 27, 28, and 29, 10am to 4pm each day. Bring your family to the artLAB to make Pinecone Penguins, Ugly Sweaters, and Festive Tree ornaments – all from repurposed and recycled materials. Projects are appropriate for all...
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Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop Kicks Off Holiday Season

Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop Kicks Off Holiday Season

As a kickoff to the holiday season the Department of Recreation and Parks has invited Santa to visit St. Mary’s County early! The Tiny Elves Workshop & Santa’s Workshop will take place on Saturday December 5 from 9 – 11 a.m. Geared toward children ages 14 years and younger, the event will be held at the Hollywood...
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La Plata Business Association Supports Fine Arts in Schools

La Plata Business Association Supports Fine Arts in Schools

The La Plata Business Association (LPBA) presented Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) a $10,000 check on Nov. 4 to support fine arts for students. The donation came from the proceeds of the association’s second annual Rocktoberfest 2015, a small-town rock music festival presented by the LPBA and produced by Island Music. The association also...
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Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

The 2015 Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade kicks off this Wednesday (November 11) at 10 a.m. The march will begin at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, proceed along Fenwick Street until it reaches the Square in Leonardtown. The parade, one of the largest in Maryland, features Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high school marching bands, military units, color...
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First Lady’s Art Gallery Opens with Student Art Show

First Lady’s Art Gallery Opens with Student Art Show

  Working in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), First Lady Yumi Hogan presented a selection of artworks by Maryland students during the inaugural show in the new First Lady’s Art Gallery. First Lady Hogan, who is an accomplished artist and a professor at Maryland...
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Dine and Unwind with Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Dine and Unwind with Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets Now on Sale Ditch the holiday hubbub and step back in time for an elegant evening of fine dining and merry music. Tickets for the annual Chopticon High School Chorus Madrigal Dinner and Concert Dec. 4-6 at Christ Episcopal Church in Chaptico, Maryland, are now on sale. Presented by the Chopticon High School’s...
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The 2015 Kris Kringle Christmas Market

The 2015 Kris Kringle Christmas Market

Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this third annual two-day event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, a cookie baking contest, shopping, music, and much more. The launch of this family-friendly event two years ago was a great success! The Charles County...
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