Around Town Community Calendar

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Free Advance Film Screening

June 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM | Lexington Park Library- Room B, 21677 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The Southern Maryland Sierra Club will present an advance screening of the film “From the Ashes,” the documentary by National Geographic. The film captures Americans across the country as they wrestle with the legacy and future of the coal industry.

Contact Info:
Rosa E. Hance
Tel: 240-808-4233
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Home Away Transitional Services Fund-Raiser

June 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM | Applebee’s, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Home Away Transitional Services, Inc. (HATS)

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 10:00 AM

Proceeds will benefit homeless women veterans and their children. Volunteers, vendors, and donations are needed. Reserve tickets via PayPal using the e-mail address HATS_INC@yahoo.com.

Contact Info:
Tanya L. Jenkins
Tel: 301-266-0029
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BeerFest

June 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Enjoy HSMC’s annual celebration of brew, food, and music! Cost is $18 with online ticketing, or $20 at the gate.

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

June 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Menu includes crab cakes, country ham, fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, beets, rolls, and beverage. All you can eat, served buffet-style. Cost is $26 for adults and carryouts and $6 for children 12 and younger. There will be a cake table, country store, and raffle.

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

June 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM | 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

Sign up for an immersive experience, where you will be able to dig in the river for clay, make wooden nails, bake the colonial way, and make felt. Designed for rising fifth- and sixth-graders. Cost is $130 per child ($120 Friends members). The camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 26 to 30. Registration is required.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Red Hot and Blues First Friday - July 2017

July 07, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Leonardtown, Maryland
Sponsored By: Leonardtown Business Association

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

The monthly First Friday community event is an evening of fun, live music, art gallery receptions, and specials at participating stores and restaurants throughout Leonardtown. For the July 7 event, local musicians Bob Schaller and Friends will be holding a jam session on The Square in Leonardtown. Bring a chair or blanket. Come early and stay late for this free, family-friendly event.

Contact Info:
Ellen Lewis
Tel: 301-475-2744
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4th of July Fireworks

July 04, 2017 at 3:00 PM | Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Fair

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

This year’s Fourth of July fireworks will feature a music blast with digital pyro techniques. The fairgrounds will open at 3 p.m. Live entertainment will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. The lineup includes classic rock band The Bucket List and bluegrass band The Port Tobacco Pickers. The Sable Soldiers of the American Revolution will be at 7 p.m. and “Join or Die, the Plight of the Revolutionary War Farmer,” at 8:30 pm. The Historic McConchie School and Farm Museum will be open for tours from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contact Info:
Jt Hindle, President
Tel: 301-932-1234
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Family Fun Day - Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

July 08, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Chancellors Run Regional Park
Sponsored By: anny Miedzinski and Son Excavating, Patuxent Pump and Well, Inc.

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

Featured will be CRABS Wrestling Meet and Greet, K9 Demo by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 a.m., Magic Man Reggie Rice at 2 p.m., music by The Lounge Hounds, caricature drawings by Mark Starnes, music by Ricky Bishop, food available for purchase by I’se Da Bye’s Kitchen and Catering, appearances by Cinderella and Superheroes of Southern Maryland, face painting by Ann Harris, family games, silent auction, and door prizes.

Contact Info:
Sarah Thomas
Tel: 240-538-3599
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Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival

July 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement’s Island Museum
Sponsored By: Friends of the St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums

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

Three jazz groups play 90-minute sets, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. Vendors sell a variety of food and scrumptious seafood, desserts, and hard and soft beverages. Boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park, Maryland’s first colonial landing in 1634, are offered as an optional experience for those who come early before the live music begins. Proceeds benefit museum education programs, preservation projects, exhibits, matching grants, and more.

Contact Info:
Rachel Harris
Tel: 301-769-2222
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2017 Scholarship Reception

July 09, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: LEAP Forward Inc.

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

LEAP Forward will present more than 20 scholarships to deserving youth and celebrate the accomplishments of its youth STEM and mentoring programs.

Contact Info:
Rhonda Thomas
Tel: 301-509-3872
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Thomas Rhett at Calvert Marine Museum

July 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Calvert Marine Museum
Sponsored By: Calvert Marine Museum

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

Multi-Platinum country artist Thomas Rhett will perform at the PNC Waterside Pavilion, with hits such as “T-Shirt,” “Die A Happy Man,” and “Crash And Burn.”

Contact Info:
Megan Purdy
Tel: 410-326-2042
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Purse and Basket Bingo

July 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM | MVFD Social Hall - 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

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

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 for a book of regular game and $5 for an extra book. Prices include Michael Kors, Thirty-one, Vera Bradley, Longaberger, and Coach.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-884-4709
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Live Auction

July 22, 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: 6:00 PM

Doors open at 11 a.m. to view auction items with the auction starting at 2 p.m. Music starts at noon. Plan to have lunch with Famous Dave’s. Meet Pinch, the mascot of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team, at 2:30 p.m. The United Methodist Women: Sarah Circle will offer Rada Cutlery for sale and Circle of Friends will offer baked goods. Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction can contact Tom Keller at the number below. Funds raised will enable the United Methodist Men and the United Methodist Women to continue their many ministries.

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