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MVFDA Purse and Bag Bingo

June 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Call for advance tickets and reservations. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-925-6141
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Teen Leadership Academy

June 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM | College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: Leadership Southern Maryland

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

The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to teach and develop leadership skills in a hands-on, experiential program with workshops and visits to meet with regional leaders in their workplaces throughout Southern Maryland. This year's theme is Public Safety. Rising 10th- to 12th-graders are invited to submit an application and letter of recommendation to be considered for the Academy. The application deadline is June 1. The Academy will be held June 24 to 28, 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Shuttle transportation is available from CSM La Plata and CSM Leonardtown.

Contact Info:
Denise Foster
Tel: 301-862-7663
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Pitch Card Party

July 05, 2019 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 PM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Included 1 free sandwich, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell
Tel: 301-872-5114
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20th Annual Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival

July 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: Friends of St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museums

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Enjoy nationally-recognized jazz artists, Southern Maryland seafood and stunning waterside views with a variety of activities for jazz enthusiasts. The food vendors will feature seafood as well as a variety of other foods including barbecue and healthy/vegetarian options. Posters and other memorabilia will be available for purchase. Boat rides around the island, as well as free admission to St. Clement’s Island Museum, are included in your ticket. Cost is $65 in advance and $85 at the door. To celebrate the festival's 20th year, the event will include a FREE special Friday concert celebration and Sunday jazz brunches and activities in downtown Leonardtown.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Seventh Annual Car Show

July 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Men

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. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Men's Ministries. Trophies for the top 30 and 5 specialty awards. Vehicle must be registered by 4 p.m. to be judged. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. T-shirts to the first 20 cars, trucks, or motorcycles through the gate, dash plaques to all. DJ music, Blessing of the cars, vendors, food, pie eating contest, and more. Vehicle registration is $20 at the gate and pre-registration is $15 and must be postmarked by June 22. Interested vendors can contact Trish Herriman at 301-247-4212 to register. Forms are available at the website below.

Contact Info:
Jimmy Herriman
Tel: 301-481-0360
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Live Auction and More

July 27, 2019 at 1:00 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: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

Doors open at noon to view items, with auction beginning at 1 p.m. Included will be Ice Cream. United Methodist Women Sarah Circle will offer Rada Cutlery Sale and Circle of Friends will offer baked goods for sale. Pinch Mascot of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball Team will make a visit. If you have items to donate, call to schedule pickup or drop off. All donations are tax deductible.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
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Pirates on the Potomac

July 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

This event is geared for children ages 4 to 9 years old. There will be a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required - cost is $10 per child. Everyone is encouraged to dress as pirates for the Costume Contest. This event presents families with the opportunity to learn about Chesapeake Bay and maritime history and heritage as it relates to local pirates who operated around Piney Point.

Contact Info:
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Pitch Card Party

August 02, 2019 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 PM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Included 1 free sandwich, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell
Tel: 301-872-5114
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National Lighthouse Weekend at Piney Point Lighthouse

August 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Featured will be tours of the museum, the Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower, and grounds. Admission is free.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Vendor (Independent Consultant) Show

August 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

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

Free Admission and parking. ATM on site. 50/50 raffle. Refreshments for sale. Vendors include DiscoveryToys, Avon, CBD Oils, Tupperware, LulaRoe, Hayward Gourmet, PlunderDesigns, Tastefully Simple, Java Mama, Stella and Dot, Simply Said, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Color Street, Chalk Couture, Elevacity, Initials, Inc., Jamby Styles, Lila Rose, LipSense, Mary Kay, Paparazzi, Rada Knives, Rodman-Fields, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Usborne Books, and Young Living Essential Oils.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
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Dinner and a Cruise at St. Clement's Island Museum

August 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 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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Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Families can enjoy lots of activities including games, crafts, face painting, a bike raffle, snow cones, and balloons. Outside exhibitors include the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Yard Sale Extravaganza

August 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (Next to the Apple Basket)
Sponsored By: The Hungry Team at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

The yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday. Featured will be clothing, home and garden items, linens, books, glassware, furniture, and toys.

Contact Info:
Tim Bowling
Tel: 240-682-5364
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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

September 07, 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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Seafood Dinner

September 08, 2019 at 11:30 AM | 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels Catholic Church

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 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. Served buffet style, all you can eat! Cost is $28 for adults, $26 for carryouts, $8 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Advance tickets (until August 30) are $26.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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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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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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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

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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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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