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CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery Exhibit: Wesley Clark, “When Our Rivers Collide”

September 03, 2019 at 9:00 AM | College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: College of Southern Maryland

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

This free exhibition features the work of artist Wesley Clark, who creates pieces that explore issues related to African Americans in America and the African Diaspora.

Contact Info:
Angela Small
Tel: 301-934-7828
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All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

September 14, 2019 at 4:00 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: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Cost is $10 for adults and free for children age 7 and younger. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, toasted garlic bread, coffee, and ice tea. Desserts available for purchase. Gluten-free noodles available upon request.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner

September 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Dinner will be $14 and includes half a fried chicken, green beans, red potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, and a brownie. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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American Cancer Society Volunteer Interest Meeting

September 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Large Conference Room, 8120 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Owings, Md.
Sponsored By: American Cancer Society

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Learn about the variety of American Cancer Society programs and services and the many volunteer opportunities available in Calvert County.

Contact Info:
Nancy Miller
Tel: 301-861-9889
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Charles County

September 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM | La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
Molly Gascoigne
Tel: 703-766-9019
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Artsfest: Fine Arts Festival

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

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

Featured the two-day event will be more than 160 artist booths, 30 performers on three stages, activities for kids, food, and wine and beer. Shop artist booths, both inside and outside, for jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, and woodworking. Also featured will be street performers, including balloon artists, bubble artists, and strolling artists.

Contact Info:
Joann Foltz
Tel: 410-326-4640
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The Ultimate Riddle Race

September 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM | Calvert County
Sponsored By: Team Calvert Crohn's and the Gott Company

Start Time: 1:30 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

The event is a scavenger race throughout Calvert County to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Teams will compete to solve puzzles, search for clues, complete activities, and arrive at the finish line before time runs out. At the end of the race, participants celebrate at Rod ‘n’ Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, with a celebration including food, adult beverages, music, awards, and prizes.

Contact Info:
Sheebah Smith
Tel: 410-535-0484
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EMS 3 Fall Craft and Vendor Fair

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM | EMS Station 3, 1069 St. Ignatius Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: EMS Station 3 Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

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

The fund-raiser will feature a variety of crafters and vendors. Food will be available for purchase.

Contact Info:
Jan Saunders
Tel: 301-848-2700
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Bounty Of The County

September 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM | Pavilion at Weatherly Farm, 14145 Banks O'Dee Road, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Start Time: 3:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

This event will include a “Farm and River to Table” feast highlighting local chefs and dining selections from local farms and local seafood purveyors, as well as a silent auction.

Contact Info:
Betsy Burian
Tel: 301-932-6500
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Drive-Thru Pizza Night

September 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

This will be a pre-order event only up until September 20. Cost is $10 for cheese pizza and $12 for pepperoni. Call the number below to order. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact Info:
Cindy Turner
Tel: 301-997-5722
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Southern Maryland

September 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM | Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
Molly Gascoigne
Tel: 703-766-9019
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2nd Annual Runner Dan Memorial 5K Run/Walk

September 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM | Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: The McPherson Family

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

Daniel McPherson, or Runner Dan as he was known to many, lost his battle to cancer in October 2016. Proceeds will help provide vital medical technology for both UM Medical Center and UM Charles Regional Medical Center through the hospitals’ foundations.

Contact Info:
Tricia Holcomb
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Blessing of the Fleet Southern Maryland

October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: 7th District Optimists

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

The event celebrates St. Mary’s County’s ties to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the watermen who work its waters. This year’s event is taking on a new revamped format and will be held Friday and Saturday. The event will be home to local food, art and craft vendors, waterman of the year award, parade, live entertainment, free boat rides, lighthouse tours, and numerous games and activities.

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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

October 05, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Drayden African American Schoolhouse
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 on select days each month. Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available to answer any questions and provide information.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Fall Festival and Drive Thru Chicken BBQ Dinner

October 05, 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

Fall Festival with free activities for children from noon to 3 p.m, including face painting, games, cake walk to win a cupcake, and hay ride. Baked items and ice cream for sale. Barbecue dinners are packaged to go but all are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at picnic tables. Menu includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll, and snack cake. Dinners are $15 each. Bake sale offered by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Designer Bag Bingo

October 05, 2019 at 5:00 PM | 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's Bryantown HSA

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

Designers include Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Vera Bradley. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Order advance tickets at the website below.

Contact Info:
Jessica Oestringer
Tel: 301-751-4399
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Dinner and a Cruise at St. Clement's Island Museum

October 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

Enjoy cool breezes during a evening of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi, cocktail reception at St. Clement’s Island Museum, and dinner at local waterside Morris Point Restaurant. Only 20 seats are available for the cruise.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Annual Fall Craft and Vendor Show

October 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM | 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, Md.
Sponsored By: Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS

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

Activities for the children include hayrides and pumpkin painting. Food for sale. Table rentals available.

Contact Info:
Lydia Oliver
Tel: 301-885-9584
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Fall Tea with My Doll and Me

October 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

The event is open for children age 3 to 12. There will be tea sandwiches and desserts along with iced tea, hot tea, lemonade, and water. For additional fees, there will be hairstylists for the dolls, face painting, raffles, custom doll clothes, children's books, tutu sets (child and doll), and a photo station. Also featured will be a chance auction with dolls and accessories. This is a pre-registered event and space is limited! Tickets are $25 per person. Visit the website below to purchase tickets and register.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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5th Annual STEM Festival

October 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM | St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Public Schools

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

The purpose of the Festival is to build awareness of STEM education and STEM-related fields and careers. The focus will be to provide hands-on STEM activities and experiences to families within St. Mary’s County. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Contact Info:
Jason Hayes or Colleen Gill
Tel: 301-475-5511, ext 32104
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Craft and Apple Dumpling Fair

November 02, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 305 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

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

Crafts, jewelry, baked goods, apple dumplings, and lunch.

Contact Info:
Nancy
Tel: 301-643-1160
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Annual Oyster and Ham Dinner

November 03, 2019 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

Fried oysters, stuffed ham, regular ham, parsley potatoes, sweet potatoes, and more.

Contact Info:
Cindy Pilkerton
Tel: 301-259-4375
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Auction

November 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

Featured will be a live auction, silent auction, bake table, raffles, food table, and basket table. Auction items include quilts, furniture, antiques, gift sets, dinners, gift cards, sports memorabilia, and collectibles. Auctioneer will be A.J. Bussler. Food and drinks available from 4 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123

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