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Jay Armsworthy wins 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award

Jay Armsworthy wins 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award

Congratulations to Jay Armsworthy, long time bluegrass performer and radio host in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, who has been honored with a 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. These awards are distributed annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living cultural traditions. Each year the Arts Council selects a person...
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Designated Driver Program to be Held During the Grand Re-Opening of Tiki Bar

Designated Driver Program to be Held During the Grand Re-Opening of Tiki Bar

Bob Hall, LLC and Anheuser Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and The Chesapeake Region Safety Council are sponsoring a Designated Driver program to be held during the grand re-opening of the Tiki Bar. The program will run Friday, May 17 and...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland will be transformed into a magical place of merriment on Sunday, April 14 from 11:00am-4:00 pm for the 9th annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival. Families are invited to enjoy a day full of natural play and imaginative fun, with games, appearances by special characters,...
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Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

On Saturday October 27, 2018, Bluegrass for Hospice took place once again. It was held at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. In spite of the early morning rain, the later of the day turned out a fun crowd of about 400.  We made $27,873.85 for the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Bluegrass...
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St. Mary’s College Presents a Spooky Halloween Eve Concert

St. Mary’s College Presents a Spooky Halloween Eve Concert

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Music Department will present The Clazzical Project in a Halloween Eve concert featuring spooky classical themes and jazz renditions on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. Highlighting music by Saint-Saens, Mozart, and others, the concert is free of charge and...
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Concert Pianist Brian Ganz Performs The Exotic Chopin “A Feast of Strange and Beautiful Miniatures”

Concert Pianist Brian Ganz Performs The Exotic Chopin “A Feast of Strange and Beautiful Miniatures”

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will resume his popular “PianoTalk” series on Tuesday, September 25 at noon in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the College campus. The program, entitled “The Exotic Chopin” and the first part of a two-part series called “Chopin: Spirit of Poland,” will explore Frédéric Chopin’s deep connection to his...
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Pork Donut to play La Plata Concert Series

Pork Donut to play La Plata Concert Series

Pork Donut is a five piece band made up of local police officers.  They play classic rock and country hits.  Pork Donut has been rocking Southern Maryland’s acoustic scene for 10 years and has been a full band for two years.  Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers...
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Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Artfest 2018

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Artfest 2018

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, will present their annual juried art and music festival, Artsfest ’18, on September 15 & 16, from 10am to 5pm both days. The beautiful sculpture park provides a unique setting for this weekend extravaganza of the arts with more than 180 artist booths, more than 35...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department wanted to update everyone on the upcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 11:00 until 4:00. Parade starts at 11:00 am Celebration events start after the parade The celebration is open to the public and FREE to attend. We will start the day off...
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Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub in a La Plata, which has been a landmark in the area since 1980, will be closing August 4, 2018. It will be replaced by a new restaurant from Washington D.C. restaurant group EatWell DC. The new restaurant will be named The Charles — Farm Table & Public House...
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Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Readies to Welcome Big Name Artists

The grounds of the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s point, Maryland will come alive with the sweet sound of jazz at the 2018 Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival. The 19th annual event is set for Saturday, July 14 and will feature Jackiem Joyner, Tracy Hamlin and Nick Colionne. Museum grounds open at noon....
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Limited Traffic Movements on Route 235 in Hollywood

Limited Traffic Movements on Route 235 in Hollywood

Motorists should expect traffic congestion in the Hollywood area near the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 3 to 11 p.m. for the Independence Day Celebration. Traffic movements in the area will be limited during that time. Eastbound traffic coming from Hollywood Road will only be allowed to turn right...
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Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2018

Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2018

Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2018
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Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and...
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Nicole Zuraitis Quartet to Perform Live at Calvert Marine Museum

Nicole Zuraitis Quartet to Perform Live at Calvert Marine Museum

The Maritime Performance Series presents the Nicole Zuraitis Quartet on Friday, March 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum. Enjoy an evening of enchantment with the seismic talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player, and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis. Her effervescent presence and dazzling vocals have thrilled audiences throughout Manhattan and across the world. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at...
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15th Annual Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice

15th Annual Asbury Mardi Gras Raises Funds for Calvert Hospice

Asbury Solomons held its 15th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser in support of Calvert Hospice on February 10. The event raised $4,900 to support Calvert Hospice. According to Pat and Barbara O’Neal, the event’s organizers for the last five years, over 70 Asbury residents attended along with their guests. Representatives from Calvert Hospice were also...
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Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

On November 24, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Annual Tree Lighting will take place in downtown Leonardtown. Planned activities at the event include fire truck rides, face painting, a living Nativity, horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, and many more activities. Santa Claus will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m., to...
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McDonough graduate is in tune with Pentatonix

McDonough graduate is in tune with Pentatonix

As soon as he could talk, Matt Sallee was likely singing. The Maurice J. McDonough High School graduate can’t remember a time he wasn’t singing, and can’t imagine not doing it. “I sing all the time,” he said. “I don’t even realize I’m singing.” Sallee’s lifelong passion has landed him a spot with the...
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Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group, Power Jam Music Alliance and WTG Sound & Promotion have teamed up to promote a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8, 2017,  from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This indoor/outdoor festival will benefit those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the American Red Cross. Their outdoor stage...
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The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the 17th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services Aging and Human Services Division is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy...
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Maritime Performance Series Announced for Calvert Marine Museum

Maritime Performance Series Announced for Calvert Marine Museum

The 8th Annual Maritime Performance Series at the Calvert Marine Museum begins on Friday, September 15 and continues through spring, 2018. This series promises an eclectic mix of traditional music ranging from sweet harmonies to foot stomping jigs. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer...
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Back to School Anti-Bullying/Drug Prevention Event to be Held

Back to School Anti-Bullying/Drug Prevention Event to be Held

On September 3, 2017 the 1st Annual Back to School Anti-Bullying/Drug Prevention Kick-Off! will be held at Chancellors Run Regional Park, in Great Mills. We will have the following: Free food and supplies for the kids (While it last) 3 on 3 basketball games Lots of activities/games for the kids Free giveaways (shoes for...
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Country Life Fest Returns to St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds August 19-20

Country Life Fest Returns to St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds August 19-20

On August 19-20, Country Life Fest will take over the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown Maryland with a celebration of all things country. Presented by Winegardner Auto Group, the two-day festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From live music to exhibitors to a variety of contests,...
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Tiki Bar Owner Fires Employees and Apologizes for Memorial Day Weekend Incident

Tiki Bar Owner Fires Employees and Apologizes for Memorial Day Weekend Incident

The following was posted on the Tiki Bar Facebook page: To all veterans, active or retired, I was deeply saddened by the post that Tiki security asked patrons to remove any military affiliated motorcycle attire, especially on Memorial Day Weekend when it’s our turn to show special thanks to those who have served. It...
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