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Little Explorers: Birds

April 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Designed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 for Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Garden Design with Garden Guru Kent Russell

April 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM | South Potomac Church, White Plains, Md.
Sponsored By: The Crossroads of Hughesville and La Plata Garden Clubs

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

The cost is $25 per person. Russell is a nationally recognized celebrity gardener and he will entertain and educate with his informative presentation. Tickets will go on sale in February. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Info:
Dianne Shisler
Tel: 301-932-0251
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Run for Heroes 5K

April 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM | 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head, Md.
Sponsored By: Greater Waldorf Jaycees

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

The event aims to raise awareness and funds to support local veterans in their fight against PTSD and suicide. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:22 a.m. at the Indian Head Village Green. Runners, walkers and kids are welcome. Register or donate at the link below.

Contact Info:
Craig Meinhardt
Tel: 301-645-4546
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Concert: PING

April 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM | Brick Chapel of 1667 (park at the Visitor Center), 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 1:30 PM

Join St. Mary’s College of Maryland Music Department’s vocal ensemble, PING, as they perform a short program of a cappella musical selections, under the direction of Professor Larry Vote. Free.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Cancer Crusade Capers

April 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Route 4, California, Md.
Sponsored By: The Sanford Concert Series

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

The event will support local cancer support group. Admission is by donation. Featured will be Sax Appeal, the COSMIC Flute Choir, and Two Rivers Harmony.

Contact Info:
Lyn Schramm
Tel: 301-863-2315
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Spring Vendor/Craft Show

April 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM | John Hanson Middle School, 3165 John Hanson Drive Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: John Hanson PTSO

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

The show will feature more than 30 vendors. All money raised from this event will be used to purchase a sign for the middle school. Concessions will be available to purchase. Door prizes will be raffled off frequently throughout the day. Receive a ticket just for walking through the door. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

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American Legion Bluegrass Concert Series

April 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM | American Legion Post 238, intersection of Routes 231 and 381, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: Sons of the American Legion

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

Featured will be The Grascals. The event will include 50/50 raffles and door prizes. Doors open at noon, with a dinner special starting at that time. The show begins at 2 p.m.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Little Explorers: Gardening

May 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 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

Designed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 for Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Concert

May 05, 2017 at 7:30 PM | All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: Patuxent Voices

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

The performance will be an a cappella revue of love in its different forms. The group is auditioning for fall membership.

Contact Info:
Lisa Ghee
Tel: 410-474-9195
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Swing Into Spring First Friday - May 2017

May 05, 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 May 5 event, special guests The Chesapeake Swingband will be playing on The Square in Leonardtown from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be free dance lessons and demos offered by local instructors. Come early and stay late for dinner and shopping.

Contact Info:
Ellen Lewis
Tel: 301-475-2744
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Drive-Thru Country Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner

May 06, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

Dinners are $20 packaged to go but you are invited to dine at the outside picnic tables or in the Fellowship Hall. Menu includes fried chicken and country ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, pickled beets, cole slaw, and applesauce. Visit the Bake Sale Table provided by the Girl Scouts. Funds raised will enable the United Methodist Men to continue their ministries.

Contact Info:
Church Office
Tel: 301-884-4132
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May Day

May 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 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 the arrival of spring – colonial-style! Take part in a Maypole dance, play games, see what local vendors have to offer, make a craft to take home. 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
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Wildfire Farm Relief Effort Benefit Auction

May 06, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Rd, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Farm and Agricultural Communities of St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties

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

Doors will open at 3 p.m. for the auction preview, and the auction starts at 5 p.m. The farming and agriculture communities in Maryland will hold the auction to help those farmers and ranchers affected by the recent devastating fires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas. All event proceeds will go to victims. Food and refreshments will be available and supported by local 4-H clubs, FFA, and Young Farmers’ organizations in the area. If you produce local meats or other food items you would like to donate, please call or e-mail. The organizers are also seeking donations and sponsors.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: Brian Russell (St. Mary’s) 240-298-5181 / David Hancock (Charles) – 301-752-2353 / Jason Leavitt (Calvert) – 703-899-6380
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8th Annual Market Day

May 06, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

Featured will be vendors, food, music, crafts, and plants. The rain date is May 20.

Contact Info:
Mary Fenton
Tel: 301-375-7892
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"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Concert

May 06, 2017 at 7:30 PM | Christ Church, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Md.
Sponsored By: Patuxent Voices

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

The performance will be an a cappella revue of love in its different forms. The group is auditioning for fall membership.

Contact Info:
Lisa Ghee
Tel: 410-474-9195
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Southern Maryland March for Babies

May 07, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: SMECO, Waldorf Jaycees, Southern Maryland Women's Healthcare, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, MedStar SMHC, Bob's Discount Furniture - Waldorf

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

The event will raise money to improve the health of babies in Southern Maryland. Participants can walk individually or in teams.

Contact Info:
Kate Hornyan
Tel: 571-257-2323
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Parish Dinner/Festival

May 07, 2017 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

The menu includes ham, crab balls, spiced shrimp, fried chicken, green beans, potatoes, pickled beets, applesauce, cole slaw, rolls, beverages, and dessert (for eat-in only). The cost is $25 for adults, carryouts, and drive-through pickup, $8 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 6 and younger. Also featured will be a raffle, white elephant table, bake table, plant table, bingo, and children’s game room. Proceeds will benefit Immaculate Conception Church.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123
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"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Concert

May 06, 2017 at 7:30 PM | Christ Church, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, Md.
Sponsored By: Patuxent Voices

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

The performance will be an a cappella revue of love in its different forms. The group is auditioning for fall membership.

Contact Info:
Lisa Ghee
Tel: 410-474-9195
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Hollywood Bluegrass Festival

May 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM | St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad

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

Gates open at 11 a.m. Featured will be Big Country Bluegrass, Marteka and William. Tickets are $25 with children younger than age 12 admitted free with a paid adult. You can purchase tickets at the festival or by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your check or money order made payable to Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636. Hollywood Bluegrass Festival is an outdoor event rain or shine. BYOB and don’t forget your chair. Food and refreshments will be available. All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Contact Info:
Brenda Pruett
Tel: 240-298-5019
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Calvert Arts Festival

May 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM | All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: All Saints Episcopal Church

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

Featured will be juried artisans, wine and beer tasting, music, and entertainment. Hand-crafted items in fiber, wood, ceramics, jewelry, painted glass, and photography. Admission is free. The cost is $15 to participate in beer or wine tasting and receive a souvenir glass. Reserve your glass at the website below.

Contact Info:
Patrick Herlihy
Tel: 203-206-3273
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English High Tea

May 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM | St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Rd. California, Md.
Sponsored By: Pastoral Counseling Center of St. Mary’s, Inc.

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

Featured will be teas, sweet and savory treats, and tea time fun in an English garden atmosphere. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children age 4 to 10, and free for childrena age 3 and younger. Call or e-mail for tickets.

Contact Info:
Karla DeSelms
Tel: 301-863-2421
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15th Annual Plant Sale at Summerseat

May 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM | Summerseat Farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm, Inc.

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

Fundraising sale of an assortment of annual, perennial, herb, vegetable plants; shrubs and trees; grasses, hanging baskets and potted plants; crafts, Mother’s Day gifts; “Bling for Spring,” a selection of gently used jewelry; a “Southwestern Corner,” petting zoo; manor house and barn tours; answers to gardening questions; Courtyard Cafe for breakfast/lunch; children’s activities, games, and kid crafts; answers to gardening questions. Free admission and handicap parking.

Contact Info:
Sandy Wildes
Tel: 301-643-8950
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Little Explorers: Bugs

May 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 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

Designed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 for Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Dinner and Silent Auction

May 20, 2017 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: 10:30 PM

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of an electronic sign for the fire department. Many wonderful items. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door.

Contact Info:
Cindy Pilkerton
Tel: 301-643-3927
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June Wine Fest

June 02, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

Featured will be the Port of Leonardtown Winery, music by Port Tobacco Pickers, and food by Rucci’s Famous Italian Deli and Doughboy. Call for tickets.

Contact Info:
Mary Fenton
Tel: 301-375-7892
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Where’s Crabby First Friday - June 2017

June 02, 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 June 2 event, “kids of all ages” are invited to participate in the “Where’s Crabby?” scavenger hunt and special guests C. Bass and The Rockfish will be playing on The Square in Leonardtown. Come early and stay late to for this free, family-friendly activity.

Contact Info:
Ellen Lewis
Tel: 301-475-2744
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The Art of Recycling Show and Auction

June 04, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Enjoy the talents of local artists as they take gently used and recycled items and turn them into works of art. The Show and Auction supports Patuxent Habitat’s mission of building affordable housing for local families in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Call or e-mail for tickets.

Contact Info:
Liz Stoffel
Tel: 301-863-6227, ext. 19
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Little Explorers: Animals

June 07, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Designed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 for Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Treasures Sale

June 10, 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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Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

June 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM | John G. Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows Road, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC)

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

Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Come and enjoy this free family event with live music, children’s entertainment and activities, food, vendors, and community information.

Contact Info:
Michael Brown
Tel: 301-862-4868
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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