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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Conversation and A Cruise Series - Monthly through August

June 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 10:00 AM

Enjoy summer breezes on a fun, educational and family-friendly morning of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi during this series of themed cruises throughout the season. Cruise dates are June 12, July 17, and August 14.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Indoor Flea Market

June 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM | St., Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Christmas in April St. Mary's County, Inc.

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Rain or Shine. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 25, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. An 8-by-10-foot space can be rented for $20, with $10 for additional space. Call to rent a space.

Contact Info:
Jini
Tel: 240-577-5468
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Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Weekend

July 09, 2021 at 6:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Leonardtown
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Enjoy jazz, seafood, and waterside views and a variety of activities for jazz enthusiasts in both Leonardtown and at St. Clement's Island Museum. This award-winning weekend includes a free Friday (July 9, 2021) performances and specials at locations around Leonardtown and Sunday (July 11, 2021) jazz brunches and activities in downtown Historic Leonardtown in addition to the Saturday (July 10, 2021) "Main Event" at St. Clement's Island Museum.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Eighth Annual Car Show

July 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Laurel Grove

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

Attendance cost is a $3 donation from adults and free for children age 10 and younger. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Men's Group Charity Donations. Trophies for the top 30 cars, along with five specialty awards. Vehicle must be registered by 4 p.m. to be judged. Trucks, cars, and motorcycles are welcome. Dash plaques to all. Also featured will be music, blessing of the entries, vendors, food, and a pie eating contest. Registration fee is $20 at the gate and $15 in advance. Pre-registration form must be postmarked before June 20. For more information about registering, contact Jimmy Herriman at 301-481-0360 or Tom Keller at 301-481-6388. Vendors must be pre-registered and approved - contact Trish Herriman 301-247-4212. Visit the website below for forms and updated information. Rain date is July 17.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539
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Pulled Pork Dinner

July 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM | 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md. 20659
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

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

Advance orders only, with drive-thru pickup. Dinner includes pulled pork, roll, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, and brownie. Cost is $15 per dinner. To order, call by July 11. VISA, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

Contact Info:
Cindy Turner
Tel: 301-997-5722
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Outdoor Adventure at Piney Point

July 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Kids are invited to enjoy a STEAM oriented program at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum focused on outdoor science and exploration. Every day will have a different nature theme filled with tons of crafts and activities. Kids can explore the nature at Piney Point while having fun. This is an in-person program that will follow all COVID safe protocols. Throughout this four-day week, participants will create their own Field Journal based on their findings. Kids will make lots of exploration materials that they can take home and continue exploring.

Contact Info:
April Havens
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Dinner and a Cruise: Inside the Blackistone Lighthouse

August 01, 2021 at 4:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Your water tour will include a guided tour of the Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clement’s Island. 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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National Lighthouse Weekend

August 07, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, St. Clement's Island Museum, and Leonardtown
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

The lighthouses will hold open houses for National Lighthouse Day, which is officially celebrated each year on August 7. At Piney Point, enjoy tours of the museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower, and grounds. Visit the St. Clement’s Island Museum before taking a boat ride out to St. Clement’s Island and the Blackistone Lighthouse. Tours of the lighthouse, a replica of the original lighthouse that stood at the same location, will be available free of charge. The last boat to the island will leave at 2 p.m.

Contact Info:
April Havens or Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-994-1471 or 301-769-2222
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Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Leonardtown
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Come out for a free day of kid-friendly fun on the waterside lawn of St. Clement's Island Museum. Families can enjoy lots of activities including games, crafts, face painting, a bike raffle, snow cones, and balloons.

Contact Info:
April Havens
Tel: 301-994-1471
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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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