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Memorial Day Celebration and Concert

May 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Summerseat Farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm, Inc.

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

The event will feature wreath-laying ceremonies at the graves of veterans buried at the farm from the War of 1812 and the Civil War, as well as a beloved freed woman buried in the family cemetery. Included will be a Sons of Confederate Veterans Civil War encampment, 1800s Cooking and Outdoor Living, St. Mary's County Civil War History, Boy Scout demonstrations, children's activities, and crafts. Music will include a twilight concert by the Band of America's Few, made up of retired and honorably discharged Marine Corps musicians. Admission is $10 per family and free for the families of all current service members and veterans.

Contact Info:
Jean Campbell
Tel: 240-298-6072
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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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Calvert Green Expo and Appliance Recycling Turn-In

June 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Calvert Citizens Green Team, Annmarie Garden, and SMECO

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

Southern Maryland’s leading sustainability event attracts more than 1,000 attendees and 100 booths. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and it will feature presentations on how to save energy, how to harness solar power, and more.

SMECO will accept old room air conditioners and dehumidifiers from SMECO residential customer-members. In exchange for each unit, SMECO will mail a $25 check (limit 2 units per household). Through this event, customers can elect to properly recycle their old, inefficient units and upgrade to more energy efficient models. Additionally, SMECO will recycle up to 95 percent of each unit, and properly disposes of hazardous material. Please look for the truck and recycling staff located inside the entrance to the parking area.

Turn in your old latex paint cans at the Yuck Old Paint truck inside the entrance to the parking area at the event, and know that you are helping the environment by diverting paint and containers from the landfill and waste stream. Yuck Old Paint distributes usable paint to reuse channels and processes non-usable paint for proper legal disposal. The Calvert County Citizens Green Team will pay the $5/container fee for all Calvert County residents.

Contact Info:
Crystal Seay
Tel: 410-326-4640
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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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Two Rivers Harmony Annual Spring Concert with the Opera Men

June 03, 2017 at 7:30 PM | St. Andrews Episcopal Church, California, Md.
Sponsored By: The Sanford Concert Series

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

Featured will be Two Rivers Harmony and men from the Washington National Opera. Cost is $10 and the concert will be followed by an ice cream social. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended.

Contact Info:
Lyn Schramm
Tel: 301-863-2315
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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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Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly

June 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Annmarie Garden, Calvert Library, and Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance

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

The event will be a day of song circles and acoustic jamming, followed by an evening concert, dinner, and contra dancing. Bring your preferred instruments and/or your favorite songs to the afternoon song circles – or just come to listen. The admission fee covers all the event activities and is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military, $3 for youth, and free for children age 5 and younger. From 4:30 to 7 p.m., dinner will be available for $8 along with music from four bands, including headliner David Norris and Shadowbox, Kevin Herren Group, Hangman’s Faire, and Jordana Nye and Friends. To make a dinner reservation, use the e-mail address below. The evening contra dance at 7 p.m. will feature a live band and caller (beginners welcome).

Contact Info:
Joe Ruff
Tel: 410-326-4640
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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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Sounds of Tomorrow

June 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM | St. Andrews Episcopal Church, California, Md.
Sponsored By: The Sanford Concert Series

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

Ten young musicians, chosen by audition, will present a formal recital. A formal reception will follow in the parish hall where each performer will be presented with an honorarium. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating.

Contact Info:
Lyn Schramm
Tel: 301-863-2315
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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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Home Away Transitional Services Fund-Raiser

June 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM | Applebee’s, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Home Away Transitional Services, Inc. (HATS)

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

Proceeds will benefit homeless women veterans and their children. Volunteers, vendors, and donations are needed. Reserve tickets via PayPal using the e-mail address HATS_INC@yahoo.com.

Contact Info:
Tanya L. Jenkins
Tel: 301-266-0029
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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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Sacred Heart Church Annual June Dinner

June 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Menu includes crab cakes, country ham, fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, beets, rolls, and beverage. All you can eat, served buffet-style. Cost is $26 for adults and carryouts and $6 for children 12 and younger. There will be a cake table, country store, and raffle.

Contact Info:
Charlotte Morgan
Tel: 301-769-3100
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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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2017 Scholarship Reception

July 09, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: LEAP Forward Inc.

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

LEAP Forward will present more than 20 scholarships to deserving youth and celebrate the accomplishments of its youth STEM and mentoring programs.

Contact Info:
Rhonda Thomas
Tel: 301-509-3872
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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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29th L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

August 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Goddard Farm, Clay Hill Road off Fairground Road in Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Jay Armsworthy

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Featured will be Flatt Lonesome; Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road; David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition; Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge; Randall Hibbitts and Appalachia; Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass; The Tyler Williams Band; The Feinberg Brothers; and The Northern Connection Bluegrass Band. The event will be held rain or shine, with the concert area under a permanent pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs. Plenty of parking on site, 24-hour security, home-cooked food, ice cream, and non-alcohol beverages. Vendor spaces will be available.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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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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Aerial Inspirations: Fine Art and Flight Exhibition

August 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Sponsored By: Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

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

Exhibition featuring the batik artwork of Mary Edna Fraser on display in the main exhibit hall of the museum. Artist’s opening reception will be held on August 23 and an artist’s lecture on August 24. Visit the website below for registration and ticket information.

Contact Info:
Amy Davis
Tel: 301-863-1900
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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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Bluegrass For Hospice-2017

October 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Flat Iron Farm, Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, Md.
Sponsored By: Hospice of St. Mary's

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

Performers will include Sister Sadie, Virginia Ramblers, Patuxent Partners, The Martin Brothers, and Recycled Bluegrass. Featured will be a silent Auction, door prizes, raffles, vendors, and food. Interested vendors can call or visit the website below.

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004

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