Entertainment

Special Movie Showings for Special Needs

Special Movie Showings for Special Needs

The Promise Resource Center has partnered with R/C Theaters Lexington Exchange to provide Special Showings for Special Needs, bringing sensory-friendly movie showings to southern Maryland. Southern Maryland has a large community of families with members who have special needs. Many of these families are unable to attend a regular movie screening because of sensory...
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MGM National Harbor to Open December 8

MGM National Harbor to Open December 8

Bringing the first luxury gaming resort experience to the Capital Region, the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor will make its highly anticipated debut Thursday, December 8, just minutes from Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River. The resort is accepting room reservations for stays beginning December 10 via mgmnationalharbor.com or (844) 646-6847. Nightly...
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Bay Dawgz Opening Soon in St. Mary’s County

Bay Dawgz Opening Soon in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/4/2016 @ 9:15 a.m.: Bay Dawgz decided to slide their grand opening to the 15th of October due to hurricane Matthew potentially hitting Southern Maryland this weekend. 10/4/2016: Bay Dawgz is a gourmet hot dog restaurant located in San Souci Plaza at 22558 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 36 in California. It is locally owned and operated by Randy...
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2015 Semifinalists of “America’s Got Talent” to Headline Bluegrass for Hospice

2015 Semifinalists of “America’s Got Talent” to Headline Bluegrass for Hospice

The annual Bluegrass for Hospice will take place on Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland. Starting at noon, this family event will feature a full day of fun with music, raffles, silent auction, and door prizes. “Mountain Faith” who appeared on American’s Got Talent TV program in...
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Consider A Themed Birthday Party Package For Your Child’s Next Celebration

Consider A Themed Birthday Party Package For Your Child’s Next Celebration

Citizens seeking a unique way to celebrate a child’s birthday should consider themed birthday party packages offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The themed parties are held at the Hollywood Recreation Center. Department staff will decorate the room with general decorations, gear arts and crafts and a group game based on the theme of the...
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Urban BBQ Restaurant Review

Urban BBQ Restaurant Review

Another new restaurant in La Plata is now open! Urban BBQ is serving up BBQ, wings, salads, chili and other delicious food! I went in last week, before they opened, to talk with the corporate owners and the franchisees. Urban BBQ is a local chain, opened by Marylanders Lee and Dave in 2003. They...
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Spoons Korean and American BBQ Grand Opening Today

Spoons Korean and American BBQ Grand Opening Today

Spoons Korean and American BBQ grand opening is today at 11:00 a.m. They are excited to share their delicious Korean and American BBQ with all of you! Join them today, Monday September 26th for Craft Cocktails, Soju Bombs, Homemade Kimchi, Bulgogi, Pulled Pork, Spare Ribs and much, much more! They trained their staff all last week to get...
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Commissioners Support Rocktoberfest 2016

Commissioners Support Rocktoberfest 2016

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Charles County Commissioners designated the first weekend in October as Rocktoberfest 2016. The La Plata Business Association is partnering with Island Music Company to organize the third annual Rocktoberfest on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event showcases the musical talents of local performers and others around the region,...
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Blue Angels Won’t Perform at the Patuxent River Air Expo This Year

Blue Angels Won’t Perform at the Patuxent River Air Expo This Year

The Blue Angels recently announced they will not be performing at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo Oct. 29 and 30. Following the mishap involving Blue Angel #6 in June of this year, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific (CNAP) decided the team would need to take off one weekend every eight weeks during their...
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St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce to Host a Taste of St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce to Host a Taste of St. Mary’s

Join us for “A Taste of St. Mary’s,” Sunday, September 18th, 12:00-4:30 p.m. on the Square in Historic Leonardtown. This popular annual event features the chance to sample specialties from local restaurants and caterers, as well as free entertainment, kids’ activities, and a classic car show. Gift certificates from participating vendors will be raffled...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners in Annual Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners in Annual Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2016 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Mitch Adolph of Lutherville for his excellent action photo of sparring egrets on Assateague Island. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2017 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a five-year subscription...
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The Blue Dog Restaurant Review

The Blue Dog Restaurant Review

On several occasions recently, my daughter (Kate) and I have been to The Blue Dog Restaurant and Saloon in Port Tobacco to taste some of the great food prepared by one of my favorite local chefs, Gary Fick. I like to take Kate with me because, at 15 years old, she is starting to...
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Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

It’s been a true community resource for citizens since it first opened its doors in 2011. Now, the Home Grown Farmers’ Market is set to celebrate its 5-year anniversary of service to the community on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market was created as a partnership between St. Mary’s County, local...
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Lotus Kitchen Restaurant Review

Lotus Kitchen Restaurant Review

Recently, I met a friend at Solomons Island for lunch (and some Pokemon Go). I had heard a lot of good things about Lotus Kitchen, so I had to go! The restaurant is in a quaint house at 14618 Solomons Island Road. It is owned and operated by two local, female chefs. They focus...
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The Beatles Invasion in Coming to Calvert County

The Beatles Invasion in Coming to Calvert County

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, for the first time in Calvert County, the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (Friends of JPPM) will host a Beatles musical event with the nationally known, Hard Day’s Night, a Beatles tribute band. The fundraising event known as the Affair at Point Farm, A Hard Day’s Night,...
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Award-Winning Reggae Band, I&I Riddim, Performing Free Concert on July 14th

Award-Winning Reggae Band, I&I Riddim, Performing Free Concert on July 14th

The St. Charles Companies is pleased to welcome three-time DC Reggae Award winner, I&I Riddim, to the free St. Charles Sunset Concert Series on Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 PM. I&I Riddim thrills audiences with an arsenal of your favorite reggae standards, the best modern reggae (Busy Signal, Jah Cure), and reggae-style pop-rock and...
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UPDATE: Solomons Reschedules Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display to Friday, July 8

UPDATE: Solomons Reschedules Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display to Friday, July 8

Due to weather forecasts for Independence Day and the day after, the Solomons Business Association has rescheduled its annual tradition of fireworks to Friday, July 8 with a rain date of Saturday, July 9. SBA President Lauren Simpson of Holiday Inn Solomons explained the date change is due to the inability for the SBA...
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Solomons Island Fireworks Rescheduled for Friday, July 8th

Solomons Island Fireworks Rescheduled for Friday, July 8th

The Solomons Business Association has made the following announcement: With the forecast calling for 80% rain Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th, our scheduled rain date, we have decided to push the show until Friday the 8th, with the 9th as a last chance rain date. While we understand the inconvenience this may...
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UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

 Calvert County Chesapeake Beach Fireworks UPDATE – The fireworks in Chesapeake Beach over the bay have been postponed until Sunday, July 3rd. Location: Chesapeake Beach Waterfront Date: Friday, July 1 Time: 7-10 p.m.The Town’s Fireworks Over the Bay will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, July 3, 2016....
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Cruisin’ Southern Maryland Car Show Raises $20,000 for Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Cruisin’ Southern Maryland Car Show Raises $20,000 for Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

On June 14, 2016, members of Cruisin’ Southern Maryland for Veterans met at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home to present the proceeds raised during their annual cruise and car show, held Memorial Day weekend. Through the year-long effort of local car clubs, organizations, and sponsoring businesses, Cruisin’ Southern Maryland was able to donate an unprecedented...
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The Cow & The Fish Restaurant Review

The Cow & The Fish Restaurant Review

In April, we tried out a brand new restaurant…The Cow & The Fish. Located in Hollywood. MD (on the northbound side, north of the fire department), the restaurant opened at the end of October, 2015. Chef Michael and his wife, Silvia, own and operate this new venture. They specialize in steaks and seafood with...
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Participate in a Special Summer Public Art Project Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Participate in a Special Summer Public Art Project Annmarie Sculpture Garden

  Summer is here and Annmarie Garden announces an exciting community art project entitled, Inflatable – Images & Inspirations. The project will continue throughout the summer and will be led by artist-in-residence, Hannah Jeremiah. Visitors are invited to participate in something bigger than themselves with the creation of this work of art that will...
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Sharkfest Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

Sharkfest Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 9. Join us from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for one of the museum’s most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are free. Sharks are one of the world’s most fascinating creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them....
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New Southern Maryland Winemaker’s First Maryland Wine Release.

New Southern Maryland Winemaker’s First Maryland Wine Release.

June 17, 18 & 19, 2016 Port of Leonardtown Winery (POL) and the Southern Maryland Wine Grower’s Cooperative (SMWGC), announce the release of 2015 Vidalacato, Southern Maryland’s newest Winemaker, Lauren Y. Zimmerman’s, first New Release! Lauren’s knowledge regarding the ins and outs of making wine began in a small wine region in Prince Edward...
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Train to Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, August 19

Train to Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, August 19

Eight-time Grammy nominee, Train, will appear live at the PNC Waterside Pavilion in Solomons, Maryland on Friday, August 19. Opening up the show is platinum-selling recording artist, Andy Grammer. Tickets are $56 for reserved seats and $68 for premium seats (additional fees apply) and go on sale to museum members on Tuesday, June 21...
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