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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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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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Celebrate the Start of Summer at the Great Mills Splash Bash Pool Party!

Celebrate the Start of Summer at the Great Mills Splash Bash Pool Party!

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks (R&P) has the announced the upcoming temporary closure of the Great Mills Swimming Pool in preparation for summer, outdoor operations. The Great Mills Swimming Pool will be closed from Thursday, May 16, 2024, through Friday, May 24, 2024, for removal of the dome bubble and...
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St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for the 2024 Season!

St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for the 2024 Season!

St. Mary’s County is home to three county-sponsored farmers markets, where you can shop for fresh produce, locally raised meats and seafood, flowers, baked goods, local wines, spirits, and more! St. Mary’s County Government encourages all community members to visit The Barns at New Market, Home Grown Farm Market, and the California Farmers Market...
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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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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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Historic Sotterley Regrets to Announce AeroPark Farmer’s Market Will Not Be Hosted Until End of 2024

Historic Sotterley Regrets to Announce AeroPark Farmer’s Market Will Not Be Hosted Until End of 2024

Historic Sotterley has taken great pride in sponsoring the AeroPark Farmer’s Market for the past several years. Regrettably, we are unable to continue to host the market every month in 2024. However, we are pleased to announce that our traditional end-of-year markets will take place in November and December, ensuring our community continues to...
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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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Rita’s Celebrates the First Day of Spring with Free Italian Ice and New Flavor: SOUR PATCH KIDS® Watermelon Ice

Rita’s Celebrates the First Day of Spring with Free Italian Ice and New Flavor: SOUR PATCH KIDS® Watermelon Ice

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, the iconic frozen treats destination and, for many, the brand that is synonymous with the first day of spring, invites guests to celebrate the arrival of the new season with a FREE Rita’s Italian Ice giveaway on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Guests who visit a Rita’s location on the first...
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Southern Maryland Produce Announce New Location, Opening April 3, 2024

Southern Maryland Produce Announce New Location, Opening April 3, 2024

It is very bittersweet for us to announce that at the end of March, the Farmers Market where our stand is currently located will be shut down and we will be moving our stand! Beginning Wednesday, April 3rd, our stand will be located directly across the highway from where it currently is, to in...
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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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