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Bring “Girls on the Run” to SOMD Benefit Dinner

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Elements Eatery and Mixology, 46580 Expedition Drive, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Bring “Girls on the Run” to SOMD

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:30 PM

Enjoy a night out at Elements Eatery for a Bring “Girls on the Run” to Southern Maryland Benefit Dinner. Feast on an exclusive menu, listen to the guest speaker, meet other Girls on the Run supporters, mingle with community members, and have a fun night out. Tickets are available at the website below. All proceeds will benefit Bring “Girls on the Run” to Southern Maryland and will go toward the New Council Welcome Pack which include curriculum packs, sheets, and guides for the program sites, registration at New Council and Coaches training, the website, a GOTR banner, and promotion materials for the first season. Remaining funds will be used for scholarships.

Contact Info:
Kristine Hall
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Charles County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council

March 01, 2017 at 5:30 PM | Charles County Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County

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

The meeting is open to the public.

Contact Info:
Monica Rosier
Tel: 301-609-6609
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An Evening with John Wilkes Booth and Friends of Rich Hill

March 03, 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

Dave Taylor portrays John Wilkes Booth and Mike Mazzeo presents Friends of Rich Hill. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be available.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Free Film Screening

March 06, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Lexington Park Library- Room B, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:30 PM

Attend a free public documentary screening of the film “Groundswell Rising” to learn more about the reality of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and what the dangers are for the future of the environment and public health. The group will hold a question-and-answer before and after the film to discuss the topic of fracking. See the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Contact Info:
Rosa E Hance
Tel: 240-808-4233
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5th Annual Guitar Festival

March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM | 5 South Event Center, 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, Md.
Sponsored By: Power Jam Music Alliance

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

The event will feature an afternoon Guitar Workshop and evening Concert and Art Show. The headliners will be Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Also performing will be local artists Longman Joseph Norris and Dylan Galvin. Supporting acts will be David Flood, Jessica St. Claire, Josh Riley, and Brandon Aksteter. The Art Show will display paintings and other art works by local artists. Guitarists can bring their instruments to a workshop with Fink and Marxer from 2 to 4 p.m. The Concert and Art Show will be from 7 to 11 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.

Contact Info:
Fred Heather
Tel: 240-925-8659
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Charles County Women’s Fair

March 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM | College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Chamber of Commerce

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

The Charles County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event with the support of the College of Southern Maryland, Southern Maryland Newspapers, and University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. The event will include speakers, presenters and exhibitors aimed at uplifting and educating today’s woman. Attendees can expect two full breakout sessions with presentations provided by a variety of speakers covering topics related to reaching your full potential in business, stress management, and more. Registration cost is $35 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, goodie bags, and women’s health, wellness and education sessions.

Contact Info:
Christie Burnett
Tel: 301-934-4561
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Children’s Aid Society Designer Purse Bingo “Coach and Michael Kors”

March 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM | 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: American Legion Harry White Wilmer Post 82

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:30 PM

Tickets are $25 per person at the door. Doors open at 1 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance and receive reserved seating and a special chance to win a purse. Featured will be raffles, pull tabs, desserts, and door prizes. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Five items will be auctions. Bring a new toy and receive one extra game. Call or visit the website below to purchase advance tickets.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-645-1561
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Maryland Day

March 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement’s Island Museum
Sponsored By: The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the St. Mary’s County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 4:30 PM

The commemorative event is offered in honor of the first brave Marylanders who founded the Maryland colony at St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634. This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Info:
Rachel Harris
Tel: 301-769-2385
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4th Annual Spring Basket Bingo

March 26, 2017 at 12:30 PM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Charlotte Hall Rotary and Leonardtown Rotary Club

Start Time: 12:30 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

Proceeds will benefit the 2017 BECA Scholarship Program; Grants and Local Projects. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and early bird bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. Regular games will start at 2 p.m. All early bird and regular game baskets will be stuffed. Featured will be food, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, pull tabs, and door prizes. Make a reservation to be included in the free drawing to win the 2017 Large Easter Basket. The group leader with the most reservations will win the 2017 Large Woven Free Form Bowl. To reserve a table for six or more, or to be included in the free drawing, please call or e-mail.

Contact Info:
Shirley
Tel: 240-298-3885
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Seafood Dinner

March 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM | 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels Catholic Church

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 4:30 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. Cost is $27 for adults, $8 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Carryouts are available at $25 each. Advance tickets (until March 20) are $25. There will be homemade desserts and a craft table. The Raffle Prize this year is for a total of $1,500 in cash! The first prize is $1,000 and the second prize is $500. You do not need to be present to win.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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American Legion Bluegrass Concert Series

March 26, 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 Sideline Bluegrass. 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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Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk

April 01, 2017 at 8:00 AM | John Baggett Park, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

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

Proceeds will benefit Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran Critical Repair Program. Rain or shine. Cost is $35 by March 15 and $40 after that.

Contact Info:
Laurie Walker
Tel: 301-737-3004
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An Evening with Mary Surratt and George Atzerodt

April 07, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street off Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

In this First Friday event, docents will portray Mary Surratt and George Atzerodt. Admission is free with donations appreciated. Light refreshments will be available.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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