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Designer Purse Bingo

October 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Jaycees Community Center
Sponsored By: Children's Aid Society

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

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the door. Receive three extra games, reserved seating, and a special chance to win a purse by purchasing tickets in advance. Featured will be raffles, pull tabs, refreshments, door prizes, and desserts available for purchase. Bring a new toy and you will be entered into a special drawing. Brands featured include MK, Coach, Kate Spade, and Dooney Bourke.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-908-1680
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Designer Bag Bingo

October 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM | 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown,, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's Bryantown HSA

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Cost is $25, which includes 20 regular games and four specials. Early Bird Games start at 5 p.m. for $1 per game. Raffle and concessions available.

Contact Info:
Jessica Oestringer
Tel: 301-751-4399
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Annual Craft and Vendor Fair - La Plata Firehouse

October 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM | La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Avenue, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

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

More than 70 crafters and vendors will be featured. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated.

Contact Info:
Julia
Tel: 301-653-0201
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Maxwell Hall 250th Anniversary - Colonial Faire

October 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Maxwell Hall, 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club

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

This is a free, family-friendly event to include timed events starting at 11 a.m. Learn about the history of Maxwell Hall, see a Hessian Reenactment, the Calvert Arundel Swordsmen, and hear Native American Storytelling. There will be crafts to make as well as purchase.

Contact Info:
Rose Gazarek
Tel: 585-233-6265
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Maxwell Hall 250th Anniversary - Tavern Night

October 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Maxwell Hall, 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

The Tavern Night is for adults only. This is a ticketed event which is $60 per person and includes a commemorative wine glass, hors d'oevures, beer, wine, music, dancing, and a silent auction. This is a fund-raiser that supports Club projects in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties. Mail check for $60 per person to Hughesville Garden Club, PO Box 403, Hughesville, Md. 20637.

Contact Info:
Rose Gazarek
Tel: 585-233-6265
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24th Annual “When the Hammer Falls” Crab Feast

October 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM | Captain Billy’s Crab House, 11495 Popes Creek Road, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

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

Guests will enjoy their choice of platters or all-you-can-eat crabs while taking part in raffles and the infamous cake wheel. Children ages 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 planning and construction of UM Charles Regional Medical Center’s new Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health in La Plata.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Laying Hunger to Rest Halloween Dance

October 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Jameson-Harrison American Legion Post 238 - 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Southern Maryland Food Bank

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

Featured will be radio personalities T-Bone and Heather. Proceeds will help the Food Bank fight hunger in Southern Maryland. The event will be accepting donations of human food and pet food. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40 and must be purchased in advance. Visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Theresa Murphy
Tel: 301-274-0695
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Ghosts of Sotterley

October 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM | 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic Sotterley, Inc.

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

The theme is “Terror on the Home Front.” Casualties of wars past, too young to die and too far from home, may not stay buried. Travel through the trails and woods at Sotterley after dark, if you can pass muster. Advance reservations are required. All sales final. Tickets and more information are available online.

Contact Info:
Ginger Newman-Askew
Tel: 301-373-2280
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St. Mary Star of the Sea Holiday Antique Sale

October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM | St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Parish Hall, Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Indian Head

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

A variety of antiques will be for sale by more than 20 dealers. Food and refreshments will also be available.

Contact Info:
Helen Boone
Tel: 301-743-3336
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Race 4 Heroes

October 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM | Solomons Island
Sponsored By: Foundation 4 Heroes

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

Featured will be a costume contest, photo booth, and music by DJ Invincible Entertainment. Foundation 4 Heroes is a non-profit organization that works to inspire children and honor veterans.

Contact Info:
Dr. Jay M. Lipoff
Tel: 315-345-5437
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5th Annual Craft Show and Shopping Extravaganza

October 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM | Huntingtown United Methodist Church
Sponsored By: Huntingtown United Methodist Church

Start Time: 9:30 AM    |    End Time: 2:30 PM

Featured will be a variety of handcrafted items from jewelry to pottery. Vendors like Origami Owl, Essential Oils, Tastefully Simple, and White House Ornaments will be on hand as well.

Contact Info:
Diane C. Reyno
Tel: 410-257-7814
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52nd US Oyster Festival in St. Mary's County

October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM | St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: The Rotary Club of Lexington Park

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

Annual celebration of the local oyster industry. Includes the National Oyster Shucking Competition and Oyster Cook-Off. Food vendors of all kinds, beer and oyster tasting, live music and children's entertainment, and craft vendors. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger.

Contact Info:
Karen Stone
Tel: 301-863-5015
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Spirits Of St Mary’s

October 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM | 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad

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

The Spirits of St. Mary’s will be held October 25, 26 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. or until the last visitor has passed through the haunted trail. Cost is $10 per person. Parking is free. Spirits of St. Mary’s is an outdoor event. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate footwear is recommended. You will experience loud noises, low visibility, flashing lights, sudden movements and other frightening creatures. Use extreme caution if you have any serious medical condition.

Contact Info:
Ashely Wingler
Tel: 301-373-3131
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Halloween in the Garden

October 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

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

More than 70 community organizations and businesses will decorate booths, don costumes, and hand out candy and treats to all the children. Some free activities will be provided and devilishly delicious food vendors will be present. Admission of $2 per person will benefit local charities including the Holiday Food Basket Program and the Annmarie Scholarship Fund. Parking is free and will be located in the field adjacent to the garden—follow signs. Dress the whole family and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating, art activities, lunch, and more.

Contact Info:
Joann Foltz
Tel: 410-326-4640
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Bluegrass for Hospice-2018

October 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Flat Iron Farm, Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, Md.
Sponsored By: Hospice of St. Mary's and Jay Armsworthy

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

Gates open at 11 a.m. Featured will be Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, the Traveling Highlanders, Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition, the Dixie Ramblers, 15 Strings, and Joey Tippett and California Ramblers. Tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the gate. Craft vendor spaces are available.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Lady Baltimore Ball

October 27, 2018 at 7:00 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 Foundation

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

Join Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation members for an evening of food, drink, and dancing at the “haunted” State House of 1676. Tickets are $125 per person, and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as a photo booth to commemorate your evening fun. Festivities will feature music from DJ Marc Shubrooks, a silent auction, and entertainment from a fortune-teller and a juggler. Evening attire requested, and costumes encouraged for this special event. Proceeds benefit Historic St. Mary’s City museum’s research and educational programs.

Contact Info:
Porzia
Tel: 240-895-4960
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Dinner and a Cruise at St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant

October 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM | Morris Point Restaurant, 38869 Morris Point Road, Abell, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Enjoy the crisp fall air and the colors of the season from the water with a fun afternoon and 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. Tickets are $45 per person and include the boat ride, cocktail reception, dinner at Morris Point, and one alcoholic beverage with dinner. Twenty (20) person limit. Please call St. Clement’s Island Museum for more information and reservations.

Contact Info:
St. Mary's County Museum Division
Tel: 301-769-2222
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John Hanson PTSO Vendor/Craft Fair

October 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM | John Hanson Middle School, 3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: John Hanson Middle School PTSO

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

Featured will be local vendors and crafters, with concessions and hourly door prizes. Interested vendors can e-mail for reservations.

Contact Info:
PTSO
Tel: 301-645-4520
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4th Annual Maryland STEM Festival

October 27, 2018 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 an awareness of STEM education and STEM-related fields and careers. The focus will be to provide hands-on STEM activities and experiences to families in St. Mary’s County. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Contact Info:
Denise Mandis or Jason Hayes
Tel: 301-475-5511
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Trunk or Treat Extravaganza

October 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM | NewLife La Plata Church, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: NewLife Kids Team

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

The event will feature music, bounce houses, concessions, costume contests, and candy. Admission is free.

Contact Info:
Kids Team
Tel: 301-609-8423
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Volunteer Fair

November 01, 2018 at 6:00 PM | North Point High School gym
Sponsored By: North Point High School PTSO and Nonprofit Institute at CSM

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

Meet with local nonprofit and service organizations and see how you can get involved and give back to your community. Southern Maryland organizations will be represented as well as many organizations from Charles County. Free and open to all community members.

Contact Info:
Eileen Lynch
Tel: 202-390-8552
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Art and History, Colonial Port Tobacco River Shores

November 02, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco and Don Zimmer

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

Art and history by local artist Don Zimmer, who will present "Colonial Historic Port Tobacco River Shoreline." Cost is a $5 donation. Refreshments will be included.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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MVFDA Spaghetti Dinner

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

Menu includes spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. Meatless and gluten-free options available. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6 to 10, and free for children age 5 and younger.

Contact Info:
Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
Tel: 301-884-4709
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Spaghetti Dinner

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Ladies Auxiliary to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

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

Menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, plain sauce, salad, garlic bread, French bread, and iced tea. All-you-can-eat buffet is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and younger. Carryouts are $10. Baked goods will be for sale.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2695
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Dinner Theater

November 02, 2018 at 6:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

The production is "Capisce?", a 1930s detective movie spoof by Kimberlee Mendoza. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Olive Garden, featuring lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, salad, bread sticks, and dessert. Advance reservations required. Tickets are $30. A silent auction will be held to benefit the Hungry Team.

Contact Info:
Judy Pulvirenti
Tel: 301-904-9484
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All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner

November 03, 2018 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

Cost is $25 for adults, $25 for carryouts, and $12 for children age 8 and younger. The menu includes stuffed ham, fried oysters, fried chicken, and sides. Featured will be a bake table and silent auction.

Contact Info:
Christine Meinhard
Tel: 301-884-3773
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Apple Dumpling and Craft Fair

November 03, 2018 at 9:00 AM | 305 E. Smallwood Avenue, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

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

Featured will be crafts, jewelry, vendor sales, baked goods, apple dumplings, and lunch.

Contact Info:
Nancy
Tel: 301-643-1160
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Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 03, 2018 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 for kids. Crab soup, barbecue, and hot dogs will be for sale for lunch.

Contact Info:
Alicia Barefoot
Tel: 301-843-1335
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Annual Fall Dinnerfest

November 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM | St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church

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

The all-you-can-eat buffet includes fried oysters, steamed shrimp, fried chicken, ham, and all the fixings. Cost is $28 for adults and carryouts, $10 for children age 6 to 11, and free for children age 5 and younger. Featured will be a country store, raffles, silent auction, white elephant sale, 50/50 raffles, pull tabs, and a religious store.

Contact Info:
Ellen Bowles
Tel: 301-472-4247
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Oyster and Ham Dinner

November 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, Md.
Sponsored By: Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS and Auxiliary

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

Menu includes fried oysters, stuffed ham, regular ham, sweet potatoes, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, green beans, and kale. Featured will be a bake sale, raffles, and oyster scald.

Contact Info:
Cindy Pilkerton
Tel: 301-259-4375
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Stephen's Fund Basket/Designer Bag Bingo

November 04, 2018 at 1:00 PM | Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Charlotte Hall Rotary Club

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

Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Contact Info:
Shirley Mattingly
Tel: 240-298-3885
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Fall Festival

November 09, 2018 at 6:00 PM | G Room, Waldorf Jaycees Hall
Sponsored By: Friends of Waldorf School

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

Tickets are $50 each. Featured will be food, live entertainment, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Kim Lukas
Tel: 301-645-4546
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Play: “The Broken Pitcher”

November 09, 2018 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: 8:00 PM

The play by local author Kevin Grote depicts a real-life murder trial in Charles County in the early 1900s. Tickets are $15. Refreshments are included.

Contact Info:
Kevin Grote and Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Running Hare Vineyard, 150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: Community Mediation Center of Calvert County

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

Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and even a couple of undercover feds make the scene at the speakeasy, and no one is talking. Tickets are $60 each. Visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Sheri Tardio
Tel: 443-295-7456
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Mt. Zion Annual Craft Fair

November 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd (just north of the Apple Basket on Route 235), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Sarah Circle, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

A variety of handmade crafts including Christmas decorations, hats, scarfs, jewelry, and wooden items. Vendors include Scentsy, Mary Kay, and RADA. Enjoy homemade soups, chili and other food fare and a bake table. Proceeds benefit the church and other community missions. Wheelchair accessible and ample free parking.

Contact Info:
Jan Dixon
Tel: 301-373-2601
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Auction

November 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

Preview begins at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. The event includes a live and silent Auction, bake table, raffles, food table, and basket table. Featured items will be quilts, antiques, gift sets, gift cards, sports memorabilia, collectibles, and items donated by the parish and business communities. Auctioneer will be A.J. Bussler. Food and drinks available starting at 4 p.m. See donated items on auctionzip.com. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Contact Info:
Annette Wood
Tel: 301-481-3813
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Annual Fall Craft Show

November 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Ladies Auxiliary to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

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

Free admission and free parking. Refreshments will be available for sale.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
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MVFDA 34th Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

Featured will be crafters, vendors, jewelry, and décor. Interested vendors can e-mail for space rentals.

Contact Info:
Meghanne Thompson
Tel: 301-884-4709
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William B. Wade Elementary Holiday Bazaar and Winter Wonderland

December 01, 2018 at 8:00 AM | 2300 Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: William B. Wade Elementary School

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

Admission to the craft fair is free. A small fee will be charged for Breakfast With Santa.

Contact Info:
Maritza Davis
Tel: 240-300-6227
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12th Annual Christmas Market

December 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM | 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: All Saints Episcopal Church

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

Featured will be gifts for purchase, homemade gourmet cocoa and glühwein, music, and home-baked goods. Bring your red or green boot mug from previous years to buy refills. The event will be held rain, snow, or shine. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit parish and community projects.

Contact Info:
Sue Pierce
Tel: 410-257-7694

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