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Murder Mystery Dinner

May 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Warfighter Advance

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

The American Legion Auxiliary of La Plata, Whodunnit for Hire, and Middleton Hall team up to present "Sinister Speakeasy," the 1920s-themed murder mystery dinner party. Proceeds will go to Warfighter Advance, which helps veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress. Featured will be a three-course meal and $5 drink specials.

Contact Info:
Wendy Olenik
Tel: 410-549-2722
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COSMIC Symphony Season Finale

May 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Patuxent Presbyterian Church, California, Md.
Sponsored By: COSMIC

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

The event will feature “Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs,” starring Kevin Short, bass-baritone, and Marsha Thompson, soprano, as well as the Carter Legacy Singers.

Contact Info:
Jackie Hahn
Tel: 240-561-9799
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Girls on the Run Spring 2018 5K

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM | St. Mary's Ryken High School, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Med Express

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:00 AM

Come out and support the event’s third-graders through eighth-graders as their 10 weeks of learning will culminate in a celebratory 5K.

Contact Info:
Teonna Wallop
Tel: 202-580-9029
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growingSTEMS Open House

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM | The Stachelczyk STEM Center, 43883 Airport View Drive, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: growingSTEMS

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

The STEM Center will open its doors to the public for tours, informational sessions, and hands-on STEM activities. Staff will be on site to answer any and all questions you have about any growingSTEMS programs. Registration information will be available for the robotics programs, which are open to students from 4th to 12th grade.

Contact Info:
Tel: 443-516-7836
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Armed Forces Day at Sotterley

May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM | 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Sotterley Plantation

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

Active-duty military and their dependents are invited to spend the day enjoying Sotterley with complimentary site and house tour admission. Please show your military ID at the Visitor Center.

Contact Info:
Kim Husick
Tel: 301-373-2280
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Sacred Heart’s Country Drive Thru Chicken Dinner

May 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM | 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church, La Plata

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Dinners include 4 pieces of fried chicken, green beans, parsley potatoes, and a roll for $14. A bucket of fried chicken with 8 pieces and 4 rolls is also available for $14. Bake sale, 50/50 and cash raffles available as well.

Contact Info:
Bob Hoffmaster
Tel: 301-934-2261
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Sierra Club General Meeting

May 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 7:30 PM

The Sierra Club will also be meeting on the last Tuesday of June and July. Attendees can learn about opportunities to volunteer, upcoming events, and goals for the year.

Contact Info:
Rachel Martin Jones
Tel: 301-905-7008
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Song that…

June 02, 2018 at 7:30 PM | St. Andrews Episcopal Church, California, Md.
Sponsored By: Sanford Concert Series

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Two Rivers Harmony and The Opera Guys present an evening of "songs that … are old and new, songs that got away and songs that …" enough said. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Ticket cost is $10 prepaid or $15 at the door.

Contact Info:
Lyn Schramm
Tel: 301-863-2315
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Summerseat Farm Artisan Market

June 02, 2018 at 9:00 AM | 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm

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

The event offers a selection of homemade, handmade, vintage, or baked items. The volunteer-run Summerseat Farm organization is dedicated to protecting and preserving the estate with its natural resources and agricultural history and historic research; educational programs; and sharing its story. Summerseat is supported by fund-raisers, donations, and memberships.

Contact Info:
Sylvia Welch
Tel: 301-373-6607
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Little Explorers: Summer Time

June 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:00 AM

Designed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old with an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 for Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included. Meet at The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly

June 09, 2018 at 1:00 PM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center and Calvert Library

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

The event is a day of song circles and acoustic jamming, followed by an evening concert, dinner, and contra dancing. Bring your preferred instruments and/or your favorite songs to the afternoon song circles – or just come to listen. In the evening, dinner will be available along with music from four bands, including Sarah and Lauren Brenzo, Recycled Bluegrass, Fair Warning, and Robby Wilson and Friends. The evening contra dance will feature caller Slim Harrison and the Bushwood Mill Band (contra dance beginners welcome). Purchase a discount admission and dinner package.

Contact Info:
Crystal Seay
Tel: 410-326-4640
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Treasures Sale

June 09, 2018 at 8:00 AM | 00 Lower Marlboro Rd, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: All Saints Episcopal Church

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

Featured will be gently used items, tools, and antiques. Free admission; free parking.

Contact Info:
Cammie Weaver
Tel: 443-964-4344
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Golf Classic

June 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM | Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Boulevard, Issue, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

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

The morning kicks off with registration, a tournament gift, pre-tournament continental breakfast, and putting contest. The event includes lunch on the course, complementary beer and beverages, and interactive contests. A reception follows the day on the links with awards for the contest winners and top three teams. This year's tournament will help fund the Medical Center's plans to construct and equip the new Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Southern Maryland Women’s Golf Invitational

June 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Boulevard, Issue, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

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

The morning kicks off with registration, a tournament gift, pre-tournament continental breakfast, and putting contest. The event includes lunch on the course, complementary beer and beverages, and interactive contests. A reception follows the day on the links with awards for the contest winners and top three teams. This year's tournament will help fund the Medical Center's plans to construct and equip the new Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Pirates: Fact vs. Fiction Workshop

June 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Learn the true and fascinating stories behind the myths and legends that have grown up around pirates. This workshop is filled with hands-on activities that explore the lives of pirates, their punishments, and weapons. Designed for children age 11 to 14 years old. $30 per child ($25 for Friends members). Payment in full is required at time of registration. Space is limited.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Juneteenth Festival

June 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM | John G. Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows Road, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC)

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

Opening ceremonies begin at noon followed by African dancers, face painting, food, gospel singing, pony rides, monuments, vendors, and performances by Art Sherrod, Stacy Lattisaw, and Latrice Carr.

Contact Info:
Michael Brown
Tel: 301-862-4868
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8th Annual BeerFest

June 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Historic St. Mary's City
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City Foundation

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

8th annual celebration of beer brewing in Maryland. Local craft breweries, food vendors, displays, kids activity tent, arts and crafts, and live local music. Discount tickets for designated drivers.

Contact Info:
Karen Stone
Tel: 240-895-4977
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Sacred Heart Church Annual June Dinner

June 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Bushwood, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Menu includes Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken, Country Ham, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, and Rolls. Cost is $26 for adults, $6 for children age 7 to 12, free for children age 6 and younger, and $26 for drive-thru carryouts. Featured will be a Bake Table, Country Store, and Raffle.

Contact Info:
Charlotte Morgan
Tel: 301-769-3100
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Summer Camp: Build It, Wear It, Eat It, Live It

June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

History is so much more than dates, names, and places. It’s architecture, food, clothing, and much more. During the camp, kids will dig in the river for clay, make wooden nails, bake the colonial way, and make felt. Designed for rising fifth- and sixth-graders. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $140 per child ($130 for Friends members). Payment in full is required at time of registration.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Live Auction and More

July 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and The United Methodist Men

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

Doors open at 11 a.m. to view items prior to auction. Auction begins at 1 p.m. Meet Pinch, the mascot of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Lunch and ice cream will be featured. The United Methodist Women's Sarah Circle will have their Rada Cutlery for sale and the Circle of Friends will have baked goods for sale. All donations for the auction are tax-deductible, and a letter will be provided upon request. Funds raised will go towards various ministries.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
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30th Anniversary L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

August 09, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Goddard Farm, 21810 Clay Hill Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Jay Armsworthy

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Gates open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 8. Food, ice, beverages, and ice cream will be for sale. Crafters and other non-food vendors can rent spaces—call to reserve a space. Below are the performers scheduled.

Thursday:

  • 15 Strings
  • Feinberg Brothers  
  • Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys

Friday:

  • Dave Peterson and 1946
  • Farm Hands
  • Williamson Branch
  • Joey Tippett and the California Ramblers

Saturday:

  • Larry Stephenson Band
  • David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition
  • Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
  • Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge
  • Cousin’s In Harmony

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Charles County

September 08, 2018 at 8:30 AM | La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer’s Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

The walk aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
LaKeysha Boyd-Moore
Tel: 240-518-8496
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Sixth Annual Car Show

September 08, 2018 at 2:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and The United Methodist Men

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

Adult spectator fee is a $3 donation. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Trophies for the top 30 and 5 specialty awards vehicle. Competitors must be registered be 4 p.m. to be judged, and awards will be presented at 6 p.m. T-shirts will be presented to the first 20 cars, trucks, or motorcycles through the gate. All entrants will receive dash plaques. Featured will be DJ music, blessing of the cars, vendors and food. Competitor registration is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance registration form must be postmarked by August 19. Interested vendors can call Trish Herriman at 301-247-4212, and vendors must be pre-registered and approved.

Contact Info:
Jimmy Herriman
Tel: 301-481-0360
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Southern Maryland

September 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM | Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer’s Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

The walk aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
LaKeysha Boyd-Moore
Tel: 240-518-8496
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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
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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
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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

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