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

Appraiser Fair at St. Clement’s Island Museum

January 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Visit with expert appraisers as they determine the value of your prized possessions at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Appraisers for furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, dolls, music boxes and coins will be available at the museum. Only items that can be hand-carried will be appraised. Space is limited and items will be viewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Appraiser’s Fair provides an opportunity for the public to learn the value of their heirlooms and how to properly care for them. Free admission, various costs for item appraisals.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

Annual Community Seed Swap

January 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Sponsored By: Calvert Master Gardeners

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Network with other gardeners, try something new, learn new gardening tips and tricks and share and gather seeds with others, and get garden/cook books, seed catalogs, and door prizes. Bring your native, vegetable, herb, annual and perennial seeds. Admission is free. Registration for the event starts at 9:30 a.m. that morning.

Contact Info:
Mimi Miller
Tel: 410-257-9051
Event Details

Designer Bag Bingo

February 02, 2019 at 5:00 PM | 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic School

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

Tickets are $25 each and includes 20 regular games and four specials. Early bird games are $1 each. Left/right prizes will be given away. Included will be a 50/50 raffle and a grand prize raffle.

Contact Info:
Jessica Oestringer
Tel: 301-884-5455
Event Details

Mt. Zion UMC Preschool Indoor Yard Sale

February 02, 2019 at 7:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion UMC Preschool

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Proceeds will benefit the preschool's Scholarship Fund. Tables are available for rent for $35 or two for $55. Vendors are welcome, one per business.

Contact Info:
Rebecca Fitzgerald
Tel: 301-884-5455
Event Details

MVFDA Super Bowl LIII Wing Platters

February 03, 2019 at 2:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Pickup times are 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $25 for a half-platter (25 pieces) and $40 for a full platter (50 pieces). Wing options are plain, buffalo, and Old Bay, with ranch or bleu cheese sauce (one sauce per tray). Extra sauce is available for $3. Orders must be placed by January 30, and picked up at the back of the firehouse at the kitchen door on February 3.

Contact Info:
Cindy Turner
Tel: 301-997-5722
Event Details

Antique Show and Sale

February 09, 2019 at 9:00 AM | La Plata High School
Sponsored By: La Plata High School Bands and Orchestra

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Featured will be antique vendors from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Admission is $6 for adults ($5 with a copy of the ad) and free for children age 12 and younger. Included will be concessions, a bake sale, and door prizes. Antique vendors can call or e-mail for space reservations. The show will be held February 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Info:
Mimi Miller
Tel: 301-259-2411
Event Details

Annual Sweetheart Dinner

February 16, 2019 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: 10:00 PM

Reservations are required and must be made by February 10. The menu includes Prime Rib and Turkey Tenderloin, Garlic Red Roasted Potatoes, Maple Glazed Carrots, Parmesan Crusted Creamed Spinach, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, and Dessert. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Featured will be entertainment by Jim Goddard, The Rockin’ Elvis.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
Event Details

Celebration Gala

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Swan Point Yacht and Country Club
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 8:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:59 PM

This year’s Gala includes three levels of reservations: Gala VIP Dinner guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner at 6 p.m. with a chef inspired menu. For guests who want only a reservation for the Gala at 8 p.m. they can do so and will enjoy an array of diverse heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a unique interactive dessert station. And again this year, a “Late Night” reservation will be offered for guests wanting to arrive at the Gala starting at 9:30 p.m. and help turn the event up a few notches. The Foundation will posthumously honor local cardiologist and member of the CRMC Medical Staff, Dr. Amitabh Rastogi, as the 2019 Healthcare Champion.

Contact Info:
Kay Messick
Tel: 301-609-4132
Event Details

Southern Maryland Fishing Fair and Boat Safety Exposition

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM | St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization, Inc.

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The event will be held on March 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The fishing fair will include vendors selling fishing rods, fishing tackle, fishing trips, artwork, and food to fishing enthusiasts. Vendors should contact the event by e-mail.

Contact Info:
Bill Bonner
Tel: 301-904-0599
Event Details

Maryland Day at St. Clement's Island Museum

March 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with a ceremony featuring guest speakers and program. The museum and water taxi will be operating for visitors prior to and after the ceremony, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s, and the state of Maryland’s story.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

The Black Diamond Disaster - The Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

April 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Head to St. Clement’s Island for a program and ceremony commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the Civil War, the Black Diamond Disaster. This event will feature free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island, special period tours of Blackistone Lighthouse, a ceremony with a guest speaker and remarks by Naval Air Station Patuxent Base Commander, Capt. Christopher Cox. The weekend will also include a concert by a military band and a showing of the silent movie The Lighthouse by the Sea. On April 23, 1865, 87 lives were lost when the Black Diamond and steamer collided in the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

Card Party

May 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM | 9611 Trinity Church Road, Newport, Md.
Sponsored By: Trinity Episcopal Church

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

Cost is $7 per person. Refreshments available.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-643-0191

SMECO Energy Rates

Helpful Tips

SMECO Spotlights