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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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Designer Purse Bingo - Children’s Aid Society

October 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Jaycees Community Center

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

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games starts at 7 p.m. Receive 3 extra games, reserved seating, and a special chance to win a purse by purchasing tickets in advance. Raffles, pull tabs, and refreshments available for purchase. Desserts and door prizes. The event will be collecting non-perishables for Thanksgiving. Visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-908-1680
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Margaret Brent High School Alumni Dinner and Dance

October 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Mechanicsville Moose Lodge
Sponsored By: Margaret Brent High School Alumni

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

Social time from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Menu includes baked chicken, fried chicken, ham, and all the fixings. Dessert bar. Cash bar available. Music by B and B Express. Cost is $35 per person. Funds raised go to the Margaret Brent Scholarship fund.

Contact Info:
Clarence Bowles
Tel: 301-769-2630
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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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Designer Bag Bingo

October 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM | 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary’s Bryantown

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

$25 per person for 20 regular games and 4 specials. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and a grand raffle. Must be at least 7 years of age to play. Credit cards accepted. Food will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink.

Contact Info:
Jessica Oestringer
Tel: 301-751-4399
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23rd Annual "When the Hammer Falls" Crab Feast

October 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM | Captain Billy's Crab House 11495 Popes Creek Rd, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

Guests can choose from platters or all-you-can-eat crabs while taking part in the raffles and the infamous cake wheel. Children age 5 to 12 will have their choice of kid’s meals and those younger than 5 eat for free. The funds raised from this year’s event will support the Medical Center’s plans for establishing a new Center for Breast Health to meet the goal of providing hope, support, and care for family, friends, and community members as they cope with breast health issues.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Lecture: Cunning Folk and Conjurors: Folk Magic in Colonial America

October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Historic St. Mary's City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Historic St. Mary’s City will host Kelly Arehart, Manager of Interpretation and Visitors’ Services at George Washington’s Fredericksburg Foundation, for a presentation of her work, Cunning Folk and Conjurors: Folk Magic in Colonial America. This free lecture examines how Europeans and Africans brought their traditions with them to the New World, and how Americans’ understanding of “magic” changed through the 17th and 18th centuries.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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St. Michael’s School Rhythm and Riches 2017

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
Sponsored By: Archangel Scholarship Foundation Corporation

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:55 PM

A $50 ticket enters you in the raffle for a chance to win one of 15 cash prizes from $100 to $10,000. A $60 ticket enters you in the raffle and also allows entry into the concert featuring The Amish Outlaws and Robbie Boothe. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase.

Contact Info:
Kay
Tel: 240-587-7111
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Out of the Darkness Community Walk

October 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM | Laurel Grove Park
Sponsored By: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Start Time: 9:30 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Check-in and registration begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

Contact Info:
Cain Sauer
Tel: 409-617-8783
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John Hanson PTSO Vendor/Craft Show

October 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM | John Hanson Middle School, 3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: John Hanson Middle Schools PTSO

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

Proceeds will help John Hanson Middle School support student and staff activities. Featured will be LuLaRoe, ThirtyOne, Jamberry nails, Tupperware, and local crafters (soaps, candles, candies, and more). Door prizes will be given away hourly and concessions will be available for purchase.

Contact Info:
John Hanson PTSO
Tel: 240-577-5273
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Purse and Bag Bingo

October 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

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

Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. A book of regular games is $20 if purchased by October 13 and $25 at the door.

Contact Info:
Sherry
Tel: 240-925-6141
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Trick-or-Treat on the Square

October 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 3:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Featured will be trick-or-treating, pet costume contest, crafts, and face painting.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Shady Rill in Concert

October 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM | Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 3:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie, performing together as Shady Rill, will present a program of traditional and original harmonies and skilled instrumentation. Admission is $15 per person ($12 Friends members) at the door.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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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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Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mudd

November 03, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse and Village, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

First Friday event featuring the history and life of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mudd by costumed presenters. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be available.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Halloween Teen Dance

November 03, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: IC Angels

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

The event is open for ages 12 to 16. Prices are $15 at the door ($8 before October 15). Admission includes a slice of pizza, drink, and door prize entry. Call or e-mail for tickets.

Contact Info:
Jen Tucker
Tel: 240-561-4805
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All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner

November 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: All Faith Episcopal Church

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

The church is celebrating its 325th anniversary. Proceeds from the dinner help to maintain the historic church building. The menu will include stuffed ham, fried oysters, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, beets, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls, coffee, and tea. Featured will be a bake table, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Michele Benjamin
Tel: 301-884-3773
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5th Annual Gals Lead Teen Weekend Experience

November 04, 2017 at 9:30 AM | Hilton Garden Inn, 10300 Dowell Road, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Dream Queen Foundation, Inc.

Start Time: 9:30 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

The Dream Queen Foundation's Signature Teen Girl Program, Gals Lead, teaches teenage girls the responsibility and the role of leadership and helps them develop a lifelong love for learning. Highlights of the program include creation of a vision board and leadership lessons from community leaders. Register online.

Contact Info:
Erin Lewis
Tel: 888-403-3732
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Craft and Apple Dumpling Fair

November 04, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

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

Lunch and baked goods for sale. Crafts, gently used jewelry, collectibles, and apple dumplings.

Contact Info:
Nancy
Tel: 301-843-9460
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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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43rd St. Peter’s Holiday Craft Fair

November 04, 2017 at 9:00 AM | St. Peter’s School, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Catholic Daughters Court 1618

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

The event will feature more than 60 artisans with handmade crafts. The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch. Admission and parking are free.

Contact Info:
Yvonne Sherman
Tel: 301-843-1335
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Annual Oyster and Ham Dinner

November 05, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, Md.
Sponsored By: Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS

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

The all-you-can-eat menu includes fried oysters, stuffed ham, regular ham, sweet potatoes, parsley potatoes, kale, green beans, cole slaw, and applesauce. Cost is $25 for adults and carryouts, $12 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Oyster scald available. Also featured will be a bake sale, raffles, and a 50/50 raffle

Contact Info:
Cindy Pilkerton/Kathy Kilinski
Tel: 301-259-4258
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American Legion Bluegrass - Junior Sisk

November 05, 2017 at 2:00 PM | American Legion Post 238, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: Sons of the American Legion

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

Featured will be Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice along with the Just Us Band. Doors open at noon and the show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or at the door. Food provided for sale for separate price.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Grieving With Great Hope Workshop

November 05, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

A five-week grief support workshop presented in a DVD format that offers prayerful reflection, practical learning, and personal fellowship. The workshop will meet each Tuesday from November 7 to December 5.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123
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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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Veterans Day Parade

November 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

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

Featured will be marching bands, military units, bagpipers, dancers, horses, Scouts, antique cars, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Auction

November 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

Preview starts at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. Featured will be a live auction, silent auction, bake table, basket raffles, other raffles, and a food table. Auctioneer will be A.J. Bussler. Food (stuffed ham sandwiches, fried chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, and vegetable crab soup) and drinks available starting at 4 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123
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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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Fall Craft Show

November 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Hollywood Firehouse, 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

More than 100 vendors will display their handmade crafts to include art, decorations, wreaths, wood carvings, ceramics, blankets, floral arrangements, hair accessories, jewelry, cupcakes, jerky, dips, and crocheted and knitted items.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
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MVFDLA 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Mechanicsville Firehouse, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

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

Featured will be homemade crafts, jams and jellies, seasonal items, jewelry, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, and LuLaRoe. Free admission. Food and baked goods will be available. Interested vendors can sign up by e-mail.

Contact Info:
Amy Copsey
Tel: 301-884-4709
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Christmas on the Square and Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Featured will be holiday festivities, music, entertainment, food, rides, crafts, live nativity, and Santa’s arrival. The rain date is November 25, to consist of the Tree Lighting only at 7 p.m.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Colonial Christmas

December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

This light-hearted tour of the Town Center follows a newly freed servant (and his fellow colonists) as he tries to employ holiday traditions and the goodwill of the season to win a young lady’s heart. Tours depart hourly: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show

December 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Golden Beach Firehouse, 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association

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

Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa. Santa will arrive at 11 a.m. Sorry no pets allowed. Kids can do their own Christmas shopping at the Kids Table. There will be vendors, door prizes, and food for sale. Vendors can rent a table for $35 by calling the phone number below. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped gift to donate to needy families in the area.

Contact Info:
Kathy Owens
Tel: 301-884-8432
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16th Annual Victorian Christmas

December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM | 725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society

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

The museum will open at 11 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. both days. Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children younger than age 12. Reservations are not required. The house will be decorated, as it would have been in the Victorian period. There will be music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War soldiers, and a walking tour of the house.

Contact Info:
Melinda Brown
Tel: 301-274-9358
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11th Christmas Market

December 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM | All Saints Episcopal Church parish hall, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: All Saints Episcopal Church

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Featured will be gifts for holiday giving, homemade gourmet cocoa and Glühwein, music, and home-baked goods. Bring your red or green boot mug from previous years to buy refills. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit community projects.

Contact Info:
Sue Pierce
Tel: 410-257-6306
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Holiday Craft Fair

December 09, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings, Md.
Sponsored By: Northern Band Boosters

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair will benefit Northern High band programs. Featured will be Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa workshop, holiday concert, and door prizes. Free parking.

Contact Info:
Rose Crunkleton
Tel: 410-257-1057
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Madrigal Dinner

December 08, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Historic St. Mary’s City, Reconstructed State House of 1676, 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676. Reservations required and accepted starting in mid-October. Dinner dates are December 8, 9, 15, and 16. Cost is $95 per person ($90 for Friends members).

Contact Info:
Porzia
Tel: 240-895-4960
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Christmas Memories

December 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Route 4 south, California, Md.
Sponsored By: The Sanford Concert Series

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:30 PM

Two Rivers Harmony and the members of The Washington Opera will perform songs of the season and carols of Christmas. Tickets are $25 for adults ($20 prepaid) and $15 for students ($10 prepaid).

Contact Info:
Lyn Schramm
Tel: 301-863-2315
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Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Square

December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Bring your wish list and your camera.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791

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