Arts

Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum...
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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Hosting RetroFest on the Potomac and Book Signing by Local Author of Haunted Southern Maryland

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Hosting RetroFest on the Potomac and Book Signing by Local Author of Haunted Southern Maryland

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum is pleased to host a book signing of Haunted Southern Maryland by local author David W. Thompson on Saturday, September 28, 2019, during RetroFest on the Potomac. Thompson’s latest book was recently released by History Press and is available at the Museum Stores at both St. Clement’s Island Museum and...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz and Actor Michael Tolaydo Performing at St. Mary’s College on September, 24, 2019

Classical Pianist Brian Ganz and Actor Michael Tolaydo Performing at St. Mary’s College on September, 24, 2019

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician in Residence Brian Ganz will be joined by former Director of the college Theater Program, Michael Tolaydo, for a dramatic presentation merging music, theater, art and poetry. Ganz and Tolaydo will present “Whistler’s Lecture: James Whistler, Claude Debussy and the Lecture That Changed Art.” The performance will take...
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Forrest Center Hosting Scrapbooking Crop on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Leonardtown

Forrest Center Hosting Scrapbooking Crop on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Leonardtown

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center is hosting a Scrapbooking Crop on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. It takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the school’s Dorhman Room. This event benefits the school’s SkillsUSA chapter but...
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Fourth Annual DuckFest to be held on Sunday, September 29th in Calvert County

Fourth Annual DuckFest to be held on Sunday, September 29th in Calvert County

The Ruddy Duck Brewery and Grill is proud to announce our Fourth Annual DuckFest on Sunday, September 29th from 1pm to 6pm. DuckFest is a fundraising event based on the German celebration of Oktoberfest, complete with live music, craft beer from various Calvert County breweries, authentic scratch made German cuisine and a variety of...
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Annual Harvest Taste of Solomons on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, Restaurants Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages

Annual Harvest Taste of Solomons on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, Restaurants Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages

New tastes abound in the historic Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during the one-day food festival, The Harvest Taste of Solomons 2019 from 11:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12th, 2019. The event is one of the yearly signature events designed and sponsored by the Solomons Business Association,...
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42nd Patuxent River Appreciation Day Coming to Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, October 12, 2019

42nd Patuxent River Appreciation Day Coming to Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 42nd year on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Museum admission is FREE all day. This year’s event will feature a weekend’s-worth...
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Artsfest ’19 Fine Arts Festival – Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22 at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Artsfest ’19 Fine Arts Festival – Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22 at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

On September 21 & 22, from 10am to 5pm both days. Set amidst the spectacular backdrop of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Artsfest is truly a unique arts experience with more than 165 artist booths, 35 performers on four stages, creative fun for kids, artist demos, and great food and drink.  Admission is...
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Little Explorers Fall Opening at Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, September 4

Little Explorers Fall Opening at Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, September 4

On Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 am will see the a-peeling fall return of Little Explorers to Historic St. Mary’s City, with the days topic focusing on apples! The morning program will be meeting at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, and will then walk the museum grounds to learn all about apples, right down...
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Calvert Marine Museum Event Calendar for September 2019

Calvert Marine Museum Event Calendar for September 2019

Friday, September 6 – First FREE Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Museum is open and FREE to the public. Entertainment provided by the United States Navy Band Country Current, at 6 p.m. at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. FREE 30-minute Wm. B. Tennison cruises will be offered, weather permitting. The Drum Point Lighthouse and...
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Calvert Library Board of Library Trustees Votes in Fine Free Permanently

Calvert Library Board of Library Trustees Votes in Fine Free Permanently

Calvert Library’s Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) announced at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, August 20 that they have voted to adopt the “fine free” policy that they have piloted since early March of this year. Board President Carolyn McHugh said, “We wanted to be sure that the practice had more...
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Shepherd’s Old Field Market Upcoming Events in September and October 2019

Shepherd’s Old Field Market Upcoming Events in September and October 2019

Brüdergarten at Shepherd’s Old Field Market is Southern Maryland‘s newest favorite hangout! Located just a block off the square in friendly Leonardtown, you’re sure to enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere! Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a frosty beverage with your best bud or a place to hold your team function, “The...
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Calvert Marine Museum Seeking Vendors for the Patuxent River Appreciation Day on October 12, 2019

Calvert Marine Museum Seeking Vendors for the Patuxent River Appreciation Day on October 12, 2019

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 42nd year on October 12, 2019 at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM). All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Museum admission is FREE. Although PRAD will now take place on one day,...
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St. Mary’s County Libraries Receives Generous Donations and Now Offers 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Experiences

St. Mary’s County Libraries Receives Generous Donations and Now Offers 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Experiences

The St. Mary’s County Library, through a generous donation from the Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library, and now has two 3D printers, 3D pens, three Cricut Makers, and two Oculus Rift S. The two 3D printers are Prusa I3 MK3S printers that use PLA filament. The Library provides several colors of filament...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival This Weekend in California at R/C Theaters

Southern Maryland Film Festival This Weekend in California at R/C Theaters

This year’s Southern Maryland Film Festival will be held at R/C Theatres’ Lexington Exchange Movies 12, 44800 Oak Crest Dr., California, MD 20619, on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Tickets for the Festival are officially on sale, and may be purchased on the venue website (rctheatres.com; Location: Lexington Exchange; Date:...
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St. Peter’s and Middleham Parish in Lusby Hosting Mental Health Fair on September 8th

St. Peter’s and Middleham Parish in Lusby Hosting Mental Health Fair on September 8th

St. Peter’s and Middleham Parish in Lusby has partnered with the Calvert County Health Department and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to have a Mental Health Fair on September 8th at the Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 10210 HG Trueman RD, in Lusby, MD US 20657 on Sunday, September 08, 2019, from 2:00...
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7th District Optimist Club Presents the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet at the St. Clements Island Museum on October 5, and 6, 2019

7th District Optimist Club Presents the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet at the St. Clements Island Museum on October 5, and 6, 2019

The 7th District Optimist Club is proud to present the 52nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2019, at the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Coltons Point, MD. Held the first weekend of October for more than 50 years, the Blessing of the Fleet has become one of the most...
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Story And Craft Time in St. Mary’s City Focuses on Young Visitors on Wednesday, August 21

Story And Craft Time in St. Mary’s City Focuses on Young Visitors on Wednesday, August 21

Join Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. for a new summer program, Story and Craft Time at the Plantation. With the popular Little Explorers on summer hiatus, Historic St. Mary’s City is offering a storytime for younger visitors to take place at the Godiah Spray Plantation. Little Explorers will...
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Wesley Spangler Returns to Leonardtown Square On Saturday, August 17th

Wesley Spangler Returns to Leonardtown Square On Saturday, August 17th

On Saturday, August 17th, Wesley Spangler will return to Leonardtown Square, performing popular country music and some of his own original songs. Wesley Spangler has extensive recording and touring experience throughout the east coast and in Nashville. He also has played with several well known and famous country artists in his music career. Wesley...
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Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Taking Places on September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Dedication Taking Places on September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, after much anticipation, the campus and local community will gather to celebrate St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s newest facility, Jamie L. Roberts Stadium, and honor the legacy of its namesake. Open to the public, the official dedication ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. Gates open at noon at the stadium...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosting Children’s Day on August 17

St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosting Children’s Day on August 17

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, enjoy a free day of family fun in the sun on the beautiful waterside lawn at the annual Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Families can enjoy lots of activities including...
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Charles County Arts Alliance Grant Applications Now Available

Charles County Arts Alliance Grant Applications Now Available

Over the past 32 years, the Charles County Arts Alliance has awarded more than $800,000 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County to support activities in the performing, visual and literary arts. This has helped enhance our county’s arts and culture and inspired our fellow residents to explore the diverse...
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Tickets for the Southern Maryland Film Festival Officially on Sale

Tickets for the Southern Maryland Film Festival Officially on Sale

This year’s Southern Maryland Film Festival will be held at R/C Theatres’ Lexington Exchange Movies 12, 44800 Oak Crest Dr, California, MD 20619, on Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. “R/C Theatres has been an incredible venue sponsor, “ states Film Festival representative Theresa Wood. “In addition to providing an indoor,...
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Kids Can Join Local Artist at the Final Art Classes of Summer 2019 at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Kids Can Join Local Artist at the Final Art Classes of Summer 2019 at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Kids have one more chance this summer to join art instructor, Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson, in exploring fine arts at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids classes. Throughout the summer, young artists have their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint and sculpt. Students will also reflect how creating art can...
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Calvert Marine Museum Event Listings for August, 2019

Calvert Marine Museum Event Listings for August, 2019

Summer is only getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum!  Visit special exhibits like the new Megalodon jaws or Working the Water: Photography by Jay Fleming.  On the weekends, cruise around the boat basin in a row or pedal boat, or go beyond the basin on the historic Wm....
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