Around Town Community Calendar

Check here often for area events sponsored by our community’s non-profit organizations. Events are listed below by date.

Submit your upcoming event here...

Upcoming Events

Event Details

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

September 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti and meatballs, lemonade, tea and coffee. Cost is $10 for adults and free for children age 7 and younger. Also featured will be dessert for purchase and a bake sale. Proceeds benefit Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Contact Info:
Church Office
Tel: 301-884-4132
Event Details

Designer Purse Bingo

September 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM | La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Reservations recommended. Please call for reservations before September 28. Admission is $25 which includes one book of games. There will be raffles and concessions. Proceeds benefit the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Contact Info:
Julia
Tel: 301-653-0201
Event Details

Sacred Heart Church Country Fixin's Dinner

September 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church, La Plata

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

All-you-can-eat buffet (dine-in only) includes fried chicken (gluten free upon request), pulled pork, crab balls, green beans, parsley potatoes, corn pudding, baked apples/pears, and rolls. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Drive-through and carryout dinners include four pieces of fried chicken, pulled pork, green beans, parsley potatoes, cole slaw and roll OR a bucket of eight pieces of fried chicken and four rolls for $16. Six baked crab balls are $5. Also featured will be a bake sale, 50/50, and big money raffles.

Contact Info:
Parish Office
Tel: 301-934-2261
Event Details

Maryland State Society DAR Prospective Member Workshop

October 03, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, Md.
Sponsored By: Harmony Hall Chapter, Port Tobacco Chapter and Maryland SAR

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

DAR volunteers can help with locating Revolutionary War ancestors in families. Basic genealogy research and other topics will be covered.

Contact Info:
Connie Uy, Harmony Hall Vice Regent
Tel: 202-251-4363
Event Details

Fall Wine Fest

October 05, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Wine by Port of Leonardtown Winery. Food by Mike’s Bar B Q and Catering. Music by Port Tobacco Pickers. Tickets are $42 all-inclusive and $31 for designated drivers. For tickets, visit the website below, call, or e-mail.

Contact Info:
Mary Fenton
Tel: 301-375-7892
Event Details

CSS Huge Flea Market

October 06, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine, Md.
Sponsored By: Community Support Systems, Inc.

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Tables can be rented for $15 each. Refreshments will be sold. Proceeds benefit Community Support Systems, a private, non-profit social service agency.

Contact Info:
Claudia Raskin
Tel: 301-372-1491
Event Details

Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ

October 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Men

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Men ministries. Included is half a Barbecued Chicken, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, and Snack Cake. Cost is $15 per dinner. Dinners are packaged to go, but you are invited to dine at the picnic tables or in the Fellowship Hall. Bake sale sponsored by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539
Event Details

Oktoberfest

October 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Enjoy seasonal brews and wine, German cuisine, live music, games, and fun for kids. Proceeds benefit Project Echo Homeless Shelter.

Contact Info:
Bryan Mullins
Tel: 724-967-5579
Event Details

Riverside WineFest

October 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic Sotterley Inc.

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

The 16th Annual Riverside WineFest will celebrate regional wineries. Featured will be food and beer vendors, live music, educational tours, demonstrations, local artisans, and free tours of the 1703 Plantation house. Advance discounted tickets and more information are available online.

Contact Info:
Ginger Newman-Askew
Tel: 302-373-2280
Event Details

Designer Purse Bingo

October 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Jaycees Community Center
Sponsored By: Children's Aid Society

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the door. Receive three extra games, reserved seating, and a special chance to win a purse by purchasing tickets in advance. Featured will be raffles, pull tabs, refreshments, door prizes, and desserts available for purchase. Bring a new toy and you will be entered into a special drawing. Brands featured include MK, Coach, Kate Spade, and Dooney Bourke.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-908-1680
Event Details

Annual Craft and Vendor Fair - La Plata Firehouse

October 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM | La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

More than 70 crafters and vendors will be featured. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated.

Contact Info:
Julia
Tel: 301-653-0201
Event Details

Maxwell Hall 250th Anniversary - Colonial Faire

October 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Maxwell Hall, 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

This is a free, family-friendly event to include timed events starting at 11 a.m. Learn about the history of Maxwell Hall, see a Hessian Reenactment, the Calvert Arundel Swordsmen, and hear Native American Storytelling. There will be crafts to make as well as purchase.

Contact Info:
Rose Gazarek
Tel: 585-233-6265
Event Details

Maxwell Hall 250th Anniversary - Tavern Night

October 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Maxwell Hall, 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

The Tavern Night is for adults only. This is a ticketed event which is $60 per person and includes a commemorative wine glass, hors d'oevures, beer, wine, music, dancing, and a silent auction. This is a fund-raiser that supports Club projects in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties. Mail check for $60 per person to Hughesville Garden Club, PO Box 403, Hughesville, Md. 20637.

Contact Info:
Rose Gazarek
Tel: 585-233-6265
Event Details

24th Annual “When the Hammer Falls” Crab Feast

October 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM | Captain Billy’s Crab House, 11495 Popes Creek Road, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

Guests will enjoy their choice of platters or all-you-can-eat crabs while taking part in raffles and the infamous cake wheel. Children ages 5 to 12 will have their choice of kid’s meals and those younger than 5 eat for free. The funds raised from this year’s event will support the planning and construction of UM Charles Regional Medical Center’s new Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health in La Plata.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
Event Details

Laying Hunger to Rest Halloween Dance

October 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Jameson-Harrison American Legion Post 238 - 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Southern Maryland Food Bank

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Featured will be radio personalities T-Bone and Heather. Proceeds will help the Food Bank fight hunger in Southern Maryland. The event will be accepting donations of human food and pet food. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40 and must be purchased in advance. Visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Theresa Murphy
Tel: 301-274-0695
Event Details

Ghosts of Sotterley

October 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM | 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic Sotterley, Inc.

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

The theme is “Terror on the Home Front.” Casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home, may not stay buried. Travel through the trails and woods at Sotterley after dark, if you can pass muster. Advance reservations are required. All sales final. Tickets and more information are available online.

Contact Info:
Ginger Newman-Askew
Tel: 301-373-2280
Event Details

St. Mary Star of the Sea Holiday Antique Sale

October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM | St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Parish Hall, Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Indian Head

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

A variety of antiques will be for sale by more than 20 dealers. Food and refreshments will also be available.

Contact Info:
Helen Boone
Tel: 301-743-3336
Event Details

Race 4 Heroes

October 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM | Solomons Island
Sponsored By: Foundation 4 Heroes

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 10:00 AM

Featured will be a costume contest, photo booth, and music by DJ Invincible Entertainment. Foundation 4 Heroes is a non-profit organization that works to inspire children and honor veterans.

Contact Info:
Dr. Jay M. Lipoff
Tel: 315-345-5437
Event Details

5th Annual Craft Show and Shopping Extravaganza

October 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM | Huntingtown United Methodist Church
Sponsored By: Huntingtown United Methodist Church

Start Time: 9:30 AM    |    End Time: 2:30 PM

Featured will be a variety of handcrafted items from jewelry to pottery. Vendors like Origami Owl, Essential Oils, Tastefully Simple, and White House Ornaments will be on hand as well.

Contact Info:
Diane C. Reyno
Tel: 410-257-7814
Event Details

52nd US Oyster Festival in St. Mary's County

October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM | St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: The Rotary Club of Lexington Park

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

Annual celebration of the local oyster industry. Includes the National Oyster Shucking Competition and Oyster Cook-Off. Food vendors of all kinds, beer and oyster tasting, live music and children's entertainment, and craft vendors. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger.

Contact Info:
Karen Stone
Tel: 301-863-5015
Event Details

Spirits Of St Mary’s

October 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM | 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

The Spirits of St. Mary’s will be held October 25, 26 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through the haunted trail. Cost is $10 per person. Parking is free. Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate footwear is recommended. You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures. Use extreme caution if you have any serious medical condition.

Contact Info:
Ashely Wingler
Tel: 301-373-3131
Event Details

Bluegrass for Hospice-2018

October 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Flat Iron Farm, Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, Md.
Sponsored By: Hospice of St. Mary's and Jay Armsworthy

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Gates open at 11 a.m. Featured will be Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, the Traveling Highlanders, Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition, the Dixie Ramblers, 15 Strings, and Joey Tippett and California Ramblers. Tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the gate. Craft vendor spaces are available.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
Event Details

Lady Baltimore Ball

October 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Historic St. Mary's City, Reconstructed State House of 1676, 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary's City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City Foundation

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:30 PM

Join Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation members for an evening of food, drink, and dancing at the “haunted” State House of 1676. Tickets are $125 per person, and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as a photo booth to commemorate your evening fun. Festivities will feature music from DJ Marc Shubrooks, a silent auction, and entertainment from a fortune-teller and a juggler. Evening attire requested, and costumes encouraged for this special event. Proceeds benefit Historic St. Mary’s City museum’s research and educational programs.

Contact Info:
Porzia
Tel: 240-895-4960
Event Details

Dinner and a Cruise at St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant

October 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM | Morris Point Restaurant, 38869 Morris Point Road, Abell, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

Enjoy the crisp fall air and the colors of the season from the water with a fun afternoon and evening of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi, cocktail reception at St. Clement’s Island Museum, and dinner at local waterside Morris Point Restaurant. Tickets are $45 per person and include the boat ride, cocktail reception, dinner at Morris Point, and one alcoholic beverage with dinner. Twenty (20) person limit. Please call St. Clement’s Island Museum for more information and reservations.

Contact Info:
St. Mary's County Museum Division
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

John Hanson PTSO Vendor/Craft Fair

October 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM | John Hanson Middle School, 3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: John Hanson Middle School PTSO

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Featured will be local vendors and crafters, with concessions and hourly door prizes. Interested vendors can e-mail for reservations.

Contact Info:
PTSO
Tel: 301-645-4520
Event Details

Trunk or Treat Extravaganza

October 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM | NewLife La Plata Church, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: NewLife Kids Team

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

The event will feature music, bounce houses, concessions, costume contests, and candy. Admission is free.

Contact Info:
Kids Team
Tel: 301-609-8423
Event Details

Volunteer Fair

November 01, 2018 at 6:00 PM | North Point High School gym
Sponsored By: North Point High School PTSO and Nonprofit Institute at CSM

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Meet with local nonprofit and service organizations and see how you can get involved and give back to your community. Southern Maryland organizations will be represented as well as many organizations from Charles County. Free and open to all community members.

Contact Info:
Eileen Lynch
Tel: 202-390-8552
Event Details

Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 03, 2018 at 9:00 AM | 13025 Good Samaritan Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

There will be handmade crafts, a cookie walk, bake sale table, White Elephant sale, and a Secret Santa Shop for kids. Crab soup, barbecue, and hot dogs will be for sale for lunch.

Contact Info:
Alicia Barefoot
Tel: 301-843-1335
Event Details

Stephen's Fund Basket/Designer Bag Bingo

November 04, 2018 at 1:00 PM | Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Charlotte Hall Rotary Club

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Contact Info:
Shirley Mattingly
Tel: 240-298-3885
Event Details

Mt. Zion Annual Craft Fair

November 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd (just north of the Apple Basket on Route 235), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Sarah Circle, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

A variety of handmade crafts including Christmas decorations, hats, scarfs, jewelry, and wooden items. Vendors include Scentsy, Mary Kay, and RADA. Enjoy homemade soups, chili and other food fare and a bake table. For table registration contact Carolyn at 301-290-0558 by October 1. Proceeds benefit the church and other community missions. Wheelchair accessible and ample free parking.

Contact Info:
Jan Dixon
Tel: 301-373-2601
Event Details

Auction

November 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Preview begins at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. The event includes a live and silent Auction, bake table, raffles, food table, and basket table. Featured items will be quilts, antiques, gift sets, gift cards, sports memorabilia, collectibles, and items donated by the parish and business communities. Auctioneer will be A.J. Bussler. Food and drinks available starting at 4 p.m. See donated items on auctionzip.com. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Contact Info:
Annette Wood
Tel: 301-481-3813
Event Details

MVFDA 34th Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Featured will be crafters, vendors, jewelry, and décor. Interested vendors can e-mail for space rentals.

Contact Info:
Meghanne Thompson
Tel: 301-884-4709

SMECO Energy Rates

Helpful Tips

SMECO Spotlights