Around Town Community Calendar

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

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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House - Monthly through October

April 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM | Drayden African American Schoolhouse, 18287 Cherryfield Road, Drayden, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses one Saturday of each month. Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance to education in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information. Dates are April 10, May 1, June 5, June 19, June 20, July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2.

Contact Info:
April Havens
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Ceylon Mitchell, flutist - and friends

September 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM | St. George's Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, Md.
Sponsored By: Music from Poplar Hill - the Jo Ricks Music Series

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

Ceylon Mitchell, a 2021 Strathmore Resident Artist, brings his ensemble and their passion for the Brazilian Choro and Afro-Caribbean music to St. Mary’s County. The choro, birthed in Rio de Janeiro in the mid 19th century, has its roots in African syncopated rhythms and European dance forms, including the lundú, the polka, and the habanera - an intriguing musical blend.

Contact Info:
Eliza Garth
Tel: 301-481-9929
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

Walk to End Alzheimer's - Southern Maryland is shifting to a Walk from Home event. Instead of gathering at Asbury-Solomons, the Alzheimer's Association invites participants to walk in their neighborhood. Visit the website below to learn more.

Contact Info:
Shiri Rozenberg
Tel: 803-371-9793
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RetroFest on the Potomac

September 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Enjoy all things retro at this family friendly event featuring music, food, kid's activities, beer, car show, retro vendors, and more.

Contact Info:
Hillary Neben
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Prince George's County

September 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM | National Harbor, Capital Canopy, Oxon Hill, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. While plans are moving forward to host the Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details. Register now and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk.

Contact Info:
Faith Anderson
Tel: 703-766-9035
Event Details

East Coast Drifters Fall Classic Car Show

September 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: East Coast Drifters Car Club

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

The event is open to classic cars from 1995 and older. Trucks and motorcycles are welcome. Top 70 and several other awards. First 100 vehicles receive dash plaques. Registration is $15 by September 17 and $20 at the gate (cutoff at noon). Rain date is October 10.

Contact Info:
Larry or Rich
Tel: 301-266-9705 or 240-538-4266
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Charles County

October 02, 2021 at 9:00 AM | La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. While plans are moving forward to host the Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details. Register now and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk.

Contact Info:
Sonya Amartey
Tel: 703-766-9025
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Drive -Thru Chicken BBQ Dinner

October 02, 2021 at 12:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Laurel Grove

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

Menu includes half a barbecued chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, pickled beets, roll, and snack cake. Cost is $15 per dinner. Dinners are packaged to go but you are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or picnic tables. Bake sale by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539
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2nd Annual Art in the Park 5k Fun-Run

October 02, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Smallwood State Park, 2759 Sweden Point Road, Marbury, Md.
Sponsored By: Mattawoman Creek Art Center

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

Rain date is October 3. The walk/run will traverse the natural surroundings of Smallwood State Park, situated on Mattawoman Creek. This is a fun-run and there is no chip timing. All ages are welcome. Strollers are allowed, but no pets, please. Participants can explore nature and appreciate works of art created by local artists in the DC metro area. All proceeds will support the art center and its community programs.

Contact Info:
Janet Pflaum
Tel: 3017435159
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Bounty of the County

October 03, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Weatherly Farm (14145 Banks O'dee Road), Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Start Time: 3:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Farm and River to Table - a feast highlighting local chefs and dining selections. Tickets are $100 each and must be purchased by September 17. Order tickets at the website below.

Contact Info:
Bonnie Grady
Tel: 301-932-6500
Event Details

13th Annual Calvert Arts Festival

October 09, 2021 at 10:00 AM | 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: All Saints Episcopal Church

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Sample wines and craft beers. A $15 fee to taste wines/beers gives you a souvenir tasting glass and wristband. No fee to shop from local juried artisans. Enjoy food, live entertainment, children’s crafts, and raffles. Tour the 1692 church and labyrinth. Event is rain or shine. Reserve your wine and/or beer glass at CalvertArtsFestival.yapsody.com. Age verified for wine/beer tasting by picture ID. Proceeds benefit five local charities that aid County children. Free parking at All Saints Church and at Sunderland Park and Ride.

Contact Info:
Patrick Herlihy
Tel: 410-257-6306
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Dinner and a Cruise: A Narrated Fall Foliage Tour

October 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Your water tour will include a guided presentation about why St. Clement’s Island is so important. The event will begin and end at Morris Point Restaurant, where the Water Taxi will pick everyone up and take them to the St. Clement’s Island Museum for a cocktail reception. Diners will then re-board the boat and experience a narrated tour around St. Clement’s Island before returning to Morris Point Restaurant for dinner.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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7th Annual Craft and Vendor Show

October 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM | Huntingtown United Methodist Church, Huntingtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Knitting Ministry at Huntingtown United Methodist Church

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

Get a start on holiday shopping and support local crafters and vendors.

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

34th Annual Craft Fair

November 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Laurel Grove

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

Shop local crafts, vendors and more. Food and bake sale. Door prizes. For table reservations, contact Vickie Frederick at 301-904-0097 or Nancy Cardinale at 301-848-2425 or send e-mail. All proceeds support the church and local missions. Sponsored by Circle of Friends/United Methodist Women.

Contact Info:
Vickie Frederick
Tel: 301-904-0097

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