Entertainment

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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TRACK SANTA – LIVE

TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Attends Grand Opening of MGM National Harbor

Governor Larry Hogan Attends Grand Opening of MGM National Harbor

Governor Larry Hogan today joined MGM National Harbor President Lorenzo Creighton, as well as top MGM officials and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, to celebrate the grand opening of MGM National Harbor, a new destination resort located in the National Harbor waterfront development in Prince George’s County. “It is exciting to see a...
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Holmes for the Holidays Now Playing at Newtowne Players

Holmes for the Holidays Now Playing at Newtowne Players

Hold onto your deerstalker hats—a holiday whodunit has hit the Newtowne Players’ stage! Penned by Broadway funnyman Ken Ludwig, “Holmes for the Holidays or The Game’s Afoot” is a festive romp guaranteed to tingle your spine and leave you in stitches. The curtain rises on a play-within-a-play as William Gillette (played by Kerry Jones)...
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St. Charles Towne Center to host Pet Photos with Santa, Sunday, December 11

St. Charles Towne Center to host Pet Photos with Santa, Sunday, December 11

St. Charles Towne Center invites local families to bring their furry friends to have a special holiday photo taken with Santa on Sunday, December 11. From 6:30 – 8 p.m., all four-legged family members can pose with Saint Nick for paws-itively purrfect photos. Pets must be brought in a carrier or on a leash...
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Kick Off the Holidays at the Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop

Kick Off the Holidays at the Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop

With the holiday season fast approaching thoughts of sugarplums will be dancing in the heads of children all around St. Mary’s County. What better way to prepare them for the holidays than with the annual Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop? Children, ages 14 and younger, are welcome to enjoy the Tiny Elves and Santa’s...
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La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

After earning seven first-place awards in seven competitions, the La Plata High School Warrior Marching Band competed at the USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 5, 2016. The ensemble — under the direction of Susan Eckerle and led by drum major Brian Eckerle — earned fourth place in its division...
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Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s City

Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s City

On December 3, 2016 discover the spirit of Christmas past, specifically in the 17th- century. Guests are invited to follow the journey of a recently freed servant as he desperately searches for love (or at the least some domestic help). The people met along on his journey offer insight on how best to win...
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Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Town of Leonardtown will ring in the holiday season this Friday, November 25, from 5 – 9 p.m. with its traditional “Christmas on the Square” and “Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony” in the Leonardtown Square. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will include holiday entertainment, rides, a petting zoo, live nativity, face painting,...
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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop will be Hosting Eagle Pines Falconry and Raptor Rescue

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Eagle Pines Falconry and Raptor Rescue will be visiting the Wild Birds Unlimited of St. Mary’s County store. They will be bringing several of their raptors which have been rehabilitated, but are not able to be released into the wild. They will...
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MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Features St. Mary’s County Farm

MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Features St. Mary’s County Farm

A St. Mary’s County farm is featured in an episode of the new season of the Maryland Public Television (MPT) series Maryland Farm & Harvest airing this month. Featured on the program on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. is Briar Branch Alpaca Farm in Clements. The segment focuses on the emergence of more...
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Halloween in the Garden – a Daytime Trick-or-Treating Parade!

Halloween in the Garden – a Daytime Trick-or-Treating Parade!

Looking for something SPOOKtackular to do TODAY? Annmarie Garden will host the 17th Annual Halloween in the Garden on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. More than 70 community organizations and businesses will decorate booths, don costumes, and hand out candy and treats to all the children. Some free activities...
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Pax River Air Expo ’16 – A Free Family Event at NAS Pax River

Pax River Air Expo ’16 – A Free Family Event at NAS Pax River

Looking for something fun and free for the family to do at the end of October? Then come out to Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Expo ’16 on Oct. 29 and 30 featuring the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise,...
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November is a Perfect Time to Visit the Calvert Marine Museum

November is a Perfect Time to Visit the Calvert Marine Museum

November is a perfect time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum with lots of events and activities planned for all members of the family. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete list of programs. Tuesday, November 1, Thursday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 9 – Sea Squirts 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Theme...
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Main Stage Theatre Announces Cast for ‘Pinocchio’

Main Stage Theatre Announces Cast for ‘Pinocchio’

The College of Southern Maryland’s Main Stage Theatre has announced the cast for its six performances of “Pinocchio,” the classic tale of the wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy. This is a world premiere adapted from the original novel by Carlo Collodi. The musical was written by H.K. Hight, as are...
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Fourth Season of MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest Features an Alpaca Farm in St. Mary’s County

Fourth Season of MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest Features an Alpaca Farm in St. Mary’s County

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) original series Maryland Farm & Harvest premieres for its fourth season with new half-hour episodes airing Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning November 15. The series puts a human face on Maryland agriculture by telling stories of the people, skills, and technology required to sustain and grow the state’s largest industry....
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Charles County High schools plan fall productions

Charles County High schools plan fall productions

A popular Shakespeare classic with a twist, love stories, a little alien plant fun and more top the list of fall high school productions happening at the seven Charles County Public high schools this month and in November. First up is the fall musical at St. Charles High School on Oct. 28-30. The Spartan...
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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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