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 - April through October

April 02, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Tour the only remaining African American schoolhouse in St. Mary’s County. Tour dates are April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, and October 1.

Contact Info:
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Tel: 301-994-1471
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids - Sessions Through July

June 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Join art instructor Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson in exploring fine arts through a variety of artistic styles. Young artists will expand their understanding of art while learning to sketch, paint, draw, weave, sculpt and more. Students will also reflect how making art can impact society in positive, creative ways. At the end of each session, all participants will create an individualized work of art to share with family and community. For ages 7 to 17, pre-registration required; $3 per child. Materials are provided; bring a light snack. Call the museum to sign up. Sessions available are June 21 to 23, July 5 to 7, and July 26 to 28, from noon to 3 p.m. each day.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Lil Pirates II

June 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 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 children 3-4 years old, with an accompanying adult. Become a pirate for the day, and look for a pirate ship. There might be hidden treasure along the way. Cost is $10 per child ($8 for Members) and free for one accompanying adult. Space is limited – pre-registration with full payment required. Register by phone or e-mail.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4980
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Pitch Card Party

July 01, 2022 at 7:30 PM | Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, Md.
Sponsored By: Ridge Lions Club

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 AM

Beginners welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $10 and includes a hot dog, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. The format of the game and changing of partners will be determined on the day of the game based on the COVID-19 situation and CDC recommendations.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell-Ocfemia
Tel: 301-872-5114
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Sin and Scandal at St. Mary's—An Adults-Only Tour

July 08, 2022 at 5:00 PM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

Dates are July 8 and 9. Two tours per night: 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. For ages 18 and older. Take an after-hours tour of the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, and learn about subjects of a more “adult” nature. Cost is $20 ($15 for Members). Each tour is limited to 10 people. Advance registration with full payment required.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4990
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9th Annual Car Show

July 09, 2022 at 2:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechancsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Laurel Grove

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

Cost for spectators is $3 for adults and free for children age 10 and younger. Trophies for the top 30 and 5 specialty awards. Vehicle must be registered by 4 p.m. to be judged. T-shirts to the first 20 cars, trucks or motorcycles thru the gate and dash plaques to all, music, blessing of the cars, vendors, food and more. Registration free is $20 at the gate and pre-registration is $15. Pre-registration for must be postmarked before June 19. For further information contact Jimmy Herriman at 301-481-0360. Vendors can contact Trish Herriman at 301-247-4212. Vendors must be pre-registered/approved. Visit the website below for forms and rain date information. Rain date will be July 10.

Contact Info:
Jimmy Herriman
Tel: 301-481-0360
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Sunday Family Fun Day—Paper Ink and Quills

July 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

The event is free and included with admission to Historic St. Mary's City. Which feathers make the best pens? Come to the reconstructed State House and learn the short history of paper, ink, and the quill pen, then try your hand at writing colonial-style.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Summer Adventure Days - The Artist’s Tool Box of the 17th Century

July 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

The Historic St. Mary’s City summer workshops are designed for kids with curious minds, who want to learn. This workshop brings history and art together by introducing the historical methods and materials used by some of the early painters of long-ago. Participants will have the opportunity to make pigments by exploring a range of natural materials from plants, minerals, and insects, to create an art piece and an artist’s palette to take home. Cost is $25 ($15 for Members). The event will be held rain or shine. Rain or shine. Space is limited, advance registration with full payment required.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4980
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Waterfront Wonders

July 14, 2022 at 9:30 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

The Historic St. Mary’s City summer workshops are designed for kids with curious minds, who want to learn. Experimental archaeology is a hands-on way to gather knowledge about how things were made long ago. With limited availability of primary sources, how did Maryland’s first residents use their environment to make tools, shelter, clothing, food, and recreation? Through discussions and hands-on activities using natural resources found in the area, the group will try to recreate some techniques of long ago while learning new skills. Cost is $25 ($15 for Members). The event will be held rain or shine. Rain or shine. Space is limited, advance registration with full payment required.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4980
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Waterfront Wonders

July 15, 2022 at 9:30 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

The Historic St. Mary’s City summer workshops are designed for kids with curious minds, who want to learn. Step onboard the Maryland Dove and experience the life of a sailor long ago. Learn about the journey, work, meals, and pastimes. What was the river like? What resources did it provide to those who settled here? Explore the waterfront environment and learn about the St. Mary’s River and will have the opportunity to make your own fishing poles, learn basic fishing techniques, and try out new skills in a catch-and-release activity. Cost is $25 ($15 for Members). The event will be held rain or shine. Rain or shine. Space is limited, advance registration with full payment required.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4980
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Calvert County Bluegrass and Country Music Festival

July 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM | 5400 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, Md.
Sponsored By: Waters Memorial United Methodist Church

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

Featuring the bands Uncloudy Day; Riverside South with Pat Nutter and Chris Tenney; Recycles Bluegrass formally Jack Tippet Band with Jay Armsworthy; Greg Floburg; and King’s Street. Free admission. The bands will be in the pavilion. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome to bring. Donations will be accepted for Ukraine Relief through UMCOR. Door prizes. Food is available for purchase from various food vendors. Craft table for children. No smoking or alcohol on the property.

Contact Info:
Kim Democko
Tel: 410-586-1716
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Outdoor Adventure at Piney Point

July 18, 2022 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

Foster kids' interest by giving them 4 days of scientific learning and discovery at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. Join museum staff and education coordinator/local biologist Sara Saunders in exploring Piney Point’s museum park grounds as part of the dynamic Potomac River ecosystem and crafting activities that will help answer some of your child’s pressing questions.

Contact Info:
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Pop-Up Shop and Yard Sale

July 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Charles County Children's Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Circle, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Children's Aid Society and Rising Starz Family Childcare

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

Vendors and yard sellers are needed.

Contact Info:
Miama Walter
Tel: 301-632-2850
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Teacher Appreciation Day

July 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

Current educators and one guest receive free admission. Teachers must show official school identification to receive free admissions.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4990
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World Embroidery Day

July 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

Come to the Pavilion to learn basic 17th-century embroidery technique during an informative hands-on hour.

Contact Info:
Historic St. Mary's City
Tel: 240-895-4990

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