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Shakespeare in the City: Love’s Labour’s Lost

August 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM | Historic St. Mary’s City, State House Lawn (park at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary)
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

The production is presented in partnership with the Newtowne Players. Ticket prices vary, according to age. Military discount available. Show dates are August 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19.

Contact Info:
Aaron
Tel: 240-895-4978
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29th L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

August 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Goddard Farm, Clay Hill Road off Fairground Road in Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Jay Armsworthy

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

Featured will be Flatt Lonesome; Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road; David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition; Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge; Randall Hibbitts and Appalachia; Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass; The Tyler Williams Band; The Feinberg Brothers; and The Northern Connection Bluegrass Band. The event will be held rain or shine, with the concert area under a permanent pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs. Plenty of parking on site, 24-hour security, home-cooked food, ice cream, and non-alcohol beverages. Vendor spaces will be available.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Annual Early Childhood Day

August 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Capital Clubhouse - 3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Advocacy Council for Children, Youth, and Families

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

The free event will bring child care providers, experts from the field, and organizations that work with children and families together in Charles County. The theme is "Back to School." Featured will be face painting, balloons, rock climbing, Totsicles, backpacks, music, games, door prizes, storytellers, and storybook characters.

Contact Info:
Shelvee Casey
Tel: 301-684-8383
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Recycling Turn-In Event

August 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Great Big Home Show, Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: SMECO

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Turn-In your old working window A/C unit or dehumidifier for recycling and receive a $25 reward. We’ll even unload it from your vehicle, making drop-off easy and convenient. See the link below for details.

Contact Info:
SMECO
Tel: 1-888-440-3311
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Congressional Arts Awards

August 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco welcomes talented high-school artists to display their work in the south wing of the courthouse. Refreshments will be offered at the awards program. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Old-Fashioned Tea Party

August 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Ye Olde Towne Café, Leonardtown, Maryland
Sponsored By: The Woman’s Club of Saint Mary’s County, Inc.

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

High tea delicacies will be served, including a variety of hot teas, cold drinks, tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts. There will be entertainment, door prizes, and a silent auction. This fund-raiser supports the annual award of $2,000 scholarships to local high school students. Bring your daughter, granddaughter, grandmother, mother, or friends. Of course, gentlemen are welcome too. Dressing up is optional. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Advance tickets are available at Ye Olde Towne Café.

Contact Info:
Janice Woehrer
Tel: 301-994-0263
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Aerial Inspirations: Fine Art and Flight Exhibition

August 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Sponsored By: Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

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

Exhibition featuring the batik artwork of Mary Edna Fraser on display in the main exhibit hall of the museum. Artist’s opening reception will be held on August 23 and an artist’s lecture on August 24. Visit the website below for registration and ticket information.

Contact Info:
Amy Davis
Tel: 301-863-1900
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Brothers Osborne at Calvert Marine Museum

August 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Calvert Marine Museum
Sponsored By: Calvert Marine Museum

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

Brothers Osborne, recent winner of the “Vocal Duo of the Year” at the 50th CMA Awards, will perform live at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. The duo will perform hits including “It Ain’t My Fault,” “Stay A Little Longer,” and “21 Summer.”

Contact Info:
Calvert Marine Museum
Tel: 410-326-2042
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Southern Maryland Balloon Festival

August 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM | Spider Hall Farm, 3915 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: Exelon Generation

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

This family-friendly event will feature tethered hot air balloon rides, live bands, food vendors, KIDZONE, and fireworks. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 to 12. General admission tickets will be sold at the gate. Free parking is available at four satellite locations with continuous shuttle service. Proceeds support United Way of Calvert County’s Community Impact and Basic Needs Grants, which provide funding to local nonprofit organizations running evidence-based programs that are making a measurable difference. This is a rain-or-shine event with no reschedule date. Balloon activities and fireworks are wind and weather permitting, subject to authorization by on site FAA and pyrotechnics representatives.

Contact Info:
Anjelica Eitel
Tel: 410-326-2042
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Port Tobacco Smokehouse Dedication

September 01, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street off Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

The newly renovated Smokehouse will be dedicated for the “unveiling” to the public. Learn the history of smokehouses and sample smoked meats and cheeses. A raffle will be held. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Extravaganza Indoor Yard Sale

September 01, 2017 at 7:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

The event will be held on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds raised will benefit the Hungry Team. Call to make a donation.

Contact Info:
Nardine Daniels
Tel: 301-884-5123
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Annual Labor Day Supper

September 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 4535 Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Piney Parish)

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

The menu includes all-you-can-eat fried chicken, old and fresh ham, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, yams, and rolls. Children age 4 and younger can eat for free. Take-outs available.

Contact Info:
Vicky Mumford
Tel: 301-848-3060
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Fifth Annual Car Show

September 09, 2017 at 2:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

Spectator fees are $3 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger. Trophies will be awarded for the top 20 cars, along with five specialty awards. Vehicle must be registered by 4 p.m. to be judged. Awards will be at 6 p.m. T-shirts will go to the first 20 cars, trucks or motorcycles through the gate, and all will receive dash plaques. Also featured will be door prizes, DJ, Blessing of the Cars, vendors, and food. Forms are available online at the address below.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
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The Village 5k

September 09, 2017 at 7:00 AM | Mechanicsville Firehouse and Three Notch Trail
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary

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

A run and walk event for the whole family. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Register at the link below. The first 100 registrants will receive an event shirt.

Contact Info:
Jackie Jameson
Tel: 301-884-4709
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Live at Jeff Patt presents You Should Be Dancin’

September 09, 2017 at 5:30 PM | Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, Md.
Sponsored By: Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC)

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

The You Should Be Dancin’ show feature the tribute band New York Bee Gees and Raniere Martin as Donna Summer. Snacks and a cash bar will be available during the concert. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Discount early bird tickets are available at the website below from May 20 to 31, or at the Chesapeake Blues Festival set for May 20 and 21 at Sandy Point State Park. The VIP package is $125 and includes admission to a cocktail party followed by a catered dinner and open bar before the concert.

Contact Info:
Carol Frederick
Tel: 410-586-8515
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20th Annual Autumn Wine Tasting

September 09, 2017 at 6:00 PM | 8430 Commerce St Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

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

Tour the historic courtyards while enjoying live music, sampling more than 30 wines, and indulging in the selections of more than a dozen cuisine stations hosted by area restaurants. Sunset brings twinkling lights and time for guests to enjoy specialty beverages or the open bar while perusing the silent auction or visiting the cigar lounge. Proceeds will support University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center to fund a new Center for Breast Health. Tickets are available online or by calling the CRMC Foundation.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Loyola on the Potomac Crab Feast

September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM | Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House, Faulkner, Md.
Sponsored By: Loyola on the Potomac

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

All-you-can-eat crabs, with fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad, beer, soda, and water. Featured will be live music and hayrides. Tickets for adults are $65 ($50 until September 1), $35 for children age 7 to 12, and free for children age 6 and younger.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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Seafood Dinner

September 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM | 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels Church

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

The menu includes Fried Oysters, Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Crab Balls, Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Pickled Beets, and all the trimmings. Served buffet style - all you can eat. The cost is $27 for adults, $8 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Carryouts are available at $25 each. Advance tickets ($25) available until September 5. There will be a bake table, craft table, and a raffle.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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Recycling Turn-In Event

October 07, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Great Big Home Show, Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: SMECO

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Turn-In your old working window A/C unit or dehumidifier for recycling and receive a $25 reward. We’ll even unload it from your vehicle, making drop-off easy and convenient. See the link below for details.

Contact Info:
SMECO
Tel: 1-888-440-3311
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Treasures Sale

October 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM | All Saints Parish Hall, 100 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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Bluegrass For Hospice-2017

October 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Flat Iron Farm, Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, Md.
Sponsored By: Hospice of St. Mary's

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

Performers will include Sister Sadie, Virginia Ramblers, Patuxent Partners, The Martin Brothers, and Recycled Bluegrass. Featured will be a silent Auction, door prizes, raffles, vendors, and food. Interested vendors can call or visit the website below.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 04, 2017 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. Featured will be crab soup and barbecue for lunch.

Contact Info:
Alicia Barefoot
Tel: 301-843-1335
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Craft Fair

November 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

The event will include food, a bake sale, and door prizes. All proceeds to benefit the church and its missions. Sponsored by Sarah Circle and the United Methodist Women.

Contact Info:
Janet Dixon
Tel: 301-373-2601
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Girls on the Run Southern Maryland 5K

November 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: MedExpress Urgent Care

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

Registration opens on September 1. Early-bird registration is open until October 1.

Contact Info:
Kristine Hall
Tel: 240-317-7146

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