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Anne of Green Gables

March 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM | King's Christian Academy, 20738 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, Md.
Sponsored By: King's Christian Academy

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

Performances are March 22 and 23. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $7 for children and students. Call for tickets.

Contact Info:
King's Christian Academy
Tel: 301-994-3080
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Celebration Gala

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Swan Point Yacht and Country Club
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 8:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:59 PM

This year’s Gala includes three levels of reservations: Gala VIP Dinner guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner at 6 p.m. with a chef inspired menu. For guests who want only a reservation for the Gala at 8 p.m. they can do so and will enjoy an array of diverse heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a unique interactive dessert station. And again this year, a “Late Night” reservation will be offered for guests wanting to arrive at the Gala starting at 9:30 p.m. and help turn the event up a few notches. The Foundation will posthumously honor local cardiologist and member of the CRMC Medical Staff, Dr. Amitabh Rastogi, as the 2019 Healthcare Champion.

Contact Info:
Kay Messick
Tel: 301-609-4132
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Southern Maryland Fishing Fair and Boat Safety Exposition

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM | St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization, Inc.

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The event will be held on March 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The fishing fair will include vendors selling fishing rods, fishing tackle, fishing trips, artwork, and food to fishing enthusiasts. Vendors should contact the event by e-mail.

Contact Info:
Bill Bonner
Tel: 301-904-0599
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Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary's City

March 23, 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

Celebrate Maryland’s 385th anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Seafood Dinner

March 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Holy Angels Church Hall, 21340 Coltons 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.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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Maryland Day at St. Clement's Island Museum

March 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with a ceremony featuring guest speakers and program. The museum and water taxi will be operating for visitors prior to and after the ceremony, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s, and the state of Maryland’s story.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
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6th Annual Spring Designer Purse Bingo

March 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown Rotary Club

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

Proceeds will benefit the 2019 BECA Scholarship Program and local projects. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and early birds bingo will start at 1:00 p.m. Pull tabs, 50/50, food, door prizes and more. Cost is $30 for 20 Regular Games and $5 for Extra Game Packet, $5 for Early Birds (there are 5 Early Birds), and 5 Special Games at $1 each. Table reservations for 6 or more players must be paid in advance. Advance tickets ($25 each) make check payable to The Charlotte Hall Rotary Foundation c/o Mattingly Insurance, 28290 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659 or PayPal Shirley.Mattingly@verizon.net ($25) and choose Friends and Family - do not pick “for goods and services.” Checks must be received by March 29 to ensure “paid in advance ticket price.”

Contact Info:
Shirley Mattingly
Tel: 240-298-3885
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MVFDA Fried Fish Dinner

April 05, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Dinner will be dine-in or carryout and will include Fish Fillets, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, and a roll. Cost per person will be $12. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. All proceeds benefit the fire department.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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MVFDA Indoor Yard Sale

April 06, 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

A table or an 8-foot space can be rented for $10. Call or e-mail to reserve a space.

Contact Info:
Jackie Turner
Tel: 301-399-3187
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NewLife Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM | NewLife La Plata, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: NewLife La Plata

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

Featured will be music, games, bounce houses, and concessions. Admission is free. Rain date is April 20.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-609-8423
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Spring Craft Show

April 14, 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

Craft Show with MORE THAN 100 vendors each displaying handmade items. Free admission and parking. ATM on site. 50/50 raffle. Bake Sale. Donations of non-perishable items for Helping Hands accepted. The Ladies Auxiliary will have various lunch items for sale including Stuffed Ham and Chicken Salad sandwiches. Stuffed Ham will be available for sale by the pound.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
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MVFDA Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and younger. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. All proceeds benefit the fire department.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 21, 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

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Community Easter Egg Hunt. Easter story, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting. Lunch available for purchase. Hunt starts at 12:30 p.m. Each child will be given an egg carton when they arrive, so that everyone leaves with a fair amount of eggs. The hunt will be staggered by age at locations around the church yard. A special section of eggs will be hidden for children with dairy, gluten and dye allergies.

Contact Info:
Arielle Crooks, Director of Children's Ministries
Tel: 301-884-4132
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The Black Diamond Disaster - The Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

April 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Head to St. Clement’s Island for a program and ceremony commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the Civil War, the Black Diamond Disaster. This event will feature free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island, special period tours of Blackistone Lighthouse, a ceremony with a guest speaker and remarks by Naval Air Station Patuxent Base Commander, Capt. Christopher Cox. The weekend will also include a concert by a military band and a showing of the silent movie The Lighthouse by the Sea. On April 23, 1865, 87 lives were lost when the Black Diamond and steamer collided in the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Dinner and Silent Auction

April 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM | 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, Md.
Sponsored By: Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Dept and EMS Auxiliary

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:00 PM

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction and dinner begin at 6 p.m.

Contact Info:
Cindy Pilkerton
Tel: 301-643-3927
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Drive-Thru Country Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner

May 04, 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 you are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at Picnic Tables. Menu includes Fried Chicken and Ham, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Cole slaw, and Applesauce. Dinners are $20 each. Bake sale provided by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Parish Seafood Dinner/Festival

May 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

Dinner includes crab balls, steamed spiced shrimp, ham, fried chicken, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, pickled beets, green beans, applause, garden salad, applesauce, and beverages. Festivities are Big Raffle, White Elephant Table, Bake Table, Garden Area, and Bingo. All proceeds to benefit Immaculate Conception Church. Credit and Debit cards accepted.

Contact Info:
Linda Morris
Tel: 240-538-6728
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Card Party

May 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM | 9611 Trinity Church Road, Newport, Md.
Sponsored By: Trinity Episcopal Church

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

Cost is $7 per person. Refreshments available.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-643-0191

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