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

Escape Farm

July 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM | 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Md.
Sponsored By: Accokeek Foundation

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Want to do an escape room, but you're a bit claustrophobic? Escape Farm challenges you to investigate the National Colonial Farm's historic houses and gardens to uncover clues and solve historic puzzles. Will you be able to repair your broken time machine before time runs out? Cost is $25 per person, with groups of up to 10 people invited. The event will be held on Fridays in July and August from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and from 8 to 9 p.m.

Contact Info:
Casey Harlow
Tel: 301-283-2113
Event Details

Guided Nature Hike

July 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM | 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Md.
Sponsored By: Accokeek Foundation

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River Landscape since the colonial period. Cost is $5 for nonmembers and free for members. Hikes depart from the Visitor Center on Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The July 13-14 event is a Sensory Hike and the July 27-28 hike is on the Pumpkin Ash Trail.

Contact Info:
Casey Harlow
Tel: 301-283-2113
Event Details

Tidewater Archaeology Weekend

July 20, 2019 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: 4:00 PM

On Saturday and Sunday, take a guided tour of excavations, and take advantage of a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory. Cost is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $6 for youths, and free for children age 5 and younger and for Friends members

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
Event Details

Story and Craft Time at the Plantation

July 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, 47621 Old Cove Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Join the Spray family for story and craft time. Designed for pre-school age children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 for members), one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
Event Details

Live Auction and More

July 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 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: 6:00 PM

Doors open at noon to view items, with auction beginning at 1 p.m. Included will be Ice Cream. United Methodist Women Sarah Circle will offer Rada Cutlery Sale and Circle of Friends will offer baked goods for sale. Pinch Mascot of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball Team will make a visit. If you have items to donate, call to schedule pickup or drop off. All donations are tax deductible.

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

Teacher Appreciation Day

July 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

If you're a current teacher, you can receive free admission to the museum for yourself and a guest. Learn about museum educational programs that meet the Maryland standards, find connections to link your classrooms to Historic St. Mary's City, and learn more about the site's hands-on field trips. Education Department staffers will be available to answer questions.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
Event Details

Pirates on the Potomac

July 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

This event is geared for children ages 4 to 9 years old. There will be a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required - cost is $10 per child. Everyone is encouraged to dress as pirates for the Costume Contest. This event presents families with the opportunity to learn about Chesapeake Bay and maritime history and heritage as it relates to local pirates who operated around Piney Point.

Contact Info:
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Tel: 301-994-1471
Event Details

Museum Theater on National Colonial Farm

July 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM | 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Md.
Sponsored By: Accokeek Foundation

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

Experience the drama of family life in 1770 with scripted vignettes featuring residents of the National Colonial Farm. This weekend’s theater presentation is “Reunion of Cate and Jack: A Cate Sharper Story.” In 1765 Cate Sharper’s son Jack was sold away before he had even reached his 13th year of life. Heartbroken at the loss of her child, she was still expected to tend to the tobacco for her master. Now, five years later she has received word that he has been granted permission for a visit. Come see this emotional reunion between mother and son, five years in the making. Museum theater is free to attend, and takes place on the National Colonial Farm every hour on Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Contact Info:
Casey Harlow
Tel: 301-283-2113
Event Details

Pitch Card Party

August 02, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, Md.
Sponsored By: Ridge Lions Club

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

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Included 1 free sandwich, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell
Tel: 301-872-5114
Event Details

National Lighthouse Weekend at Piney Point Lighthouse

August 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Featured will be tours of the museum, the Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower, and grounds. Admission is free.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
Event Details

Vendor (Independent Consultant) Show

August 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

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

Free Admission and parking. ATM on site. 50/50 raffle. Refreshments for sale. Vendors include DiscoveryToys, Avon, CBD Oils, Tupperware, LulaRoe, Hayward Gourmet, PlunderDesigns, Tastefully Simple, Java Mama, Stella and Dot, Simply Said, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Color Street, Chalk Couture, Elevacity, Initials, Inc., Jamby Styles, Lila Rose, LipSense, Mary Kay, Paparazzi, Rada Knives, Rodman-Fields, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Usborne Books, and Young Living Essential Oils.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
Event Details

MVFDA Yard Sale

August 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:00 AM

The cost to rent an 8-foot space or table is $10. MasterCard, VISA, and Discover are accepted. For more information or to purchase a spot, call 301-399-3187 or send e-mail.

Contact Info:
Jackie Turner
Tel: 301-399-3187
Event Details

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

August 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Enjoy cool breezes during a 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. Only 20 seats are available for the cruise.

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

CRMC Foundation Presents: Aging at Home

August 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Charles Regional Medical Center Nagula Conference Room
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

The free seminar will cover the various aspects to consider when trying to stay at home well past 65 years of age. Topics include advance directives, fall prevention, and medicine safety.

Contact Info:
Tricia Holcomb
Tel: 301-609-4132
Event Details

Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Families can enjoy lots of activities including games, crafts, face painting, a bike raffle, snow cones, and balloons. Outside exhibitors include the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

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

Yard Sale Extravaganza

August 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (Next to the Apple Basket)
Sponsored By: The Hungry Team at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

The yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday. Featured will be clothing, home and garden items, linens, books, glassware, furniture, and toys.

Contact Info:
Tim Bowling
Tel: 240-682-5364
Event Details

St. Paul's 125th Annual Labor Day Supper

September 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM | 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Piney Parish

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

The menu includes fried chicken, country ham, and all the trimmings. Dine-in or carryout.

Contact Info:
Vicky Mumford
Tel: 301-645-5000
Event Details

Pitch Card Party

September 06, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, Md.
Sponsored By: Ridge Lions Club

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

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Included 1 free sandwich, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell
Tel: 301-872-5114
Event Details

22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting

September 07, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

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

Guests will enjoy live music, samplings of more than 30 wines, specialty beverages, an open bar, selections of more than a dozen cuisine stations hosted by area restaurants, and a cigar lounge. Proceeds will help fund ongoing projects at the Medical Center to meet the growing needs of the community. Tickets go on sale July 15.

Contact Info:
Tricia Holcomb
Tel: 301-609-4319
Event Details

Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

September 07, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Drayden African American Schoolhouse
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 on select days each month. Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available to answer any questions and provide information.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
Event Details

Seafood Dinner

September 08, 2019 at 11:30 AM | 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels Catholic 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! Cost is $28 for adults, $26 for carryouts, $8 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Advance tickets (until August 30) are $26.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
Event Details

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

September 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Cost is $10 for adults and free for children age 7 and younger. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, toasted garlic bread, coffee, and ice tea. Desserts available for purchase. Gluten-free noodles available upon request.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
Event Details

Blessing of the Fleet Southern Maryland

October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: 7th District Optimists

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

The event celebrates St. Mary’s County’s ties to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the watermen who work its waters. This year’s event is taking on a new revamped format and will be held Friday and Saturday. The event will be home to local food, art and craft vendors, waterman of the year award, parade, live entertainment, free boat rides, lighthouse tours, and numerous games and activities.

Contact Info:
Tel:
Event Details

Drive Thru Chicken BBQ Dinner

October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 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: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Dinners are packaged to go but all are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at picnic tables. Menu includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll, and snack cake. Dinners are $15 each. Bake sale offered by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
Event Details

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

October 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Enjoy cool breezes during a 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. Only 20 seats are available for the cruise.

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

SMECO Energy Rates

Helpful Tips

SMECO Spotlights