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Adult Coloring Happy Hour

January 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

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

Adults can come out for the final hurrah for the giant coloring tent before it comes down. Use Annmarie’s books, pages, and supplies or bring your favorites. Cash bar and light refreshments. Cost is $5, with drop-ins welcome.

Contact Info:
Jaimie Jeffrey
Tel: 410-326-4640
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Rebound: The Chris Herren Story

January 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Leonardtown High School
Sponsored By: St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, and St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services

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

Doors open at 6 p.m. Featured will be former Boston Celtic and NBA legend Chris Herren who will talk about his struggles with substance abuse. Alcohol and drug-free since 2008, Herren has since become a noted addiction speaker.

Contact Info:
Jennifer Stone
Tel: 240-256-4847
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8th Annual SOMD Jeopardy Tournament

January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM | Great Mills High School Auditorium
Sponsored By: GMHS Engineering Club

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

The evening begins with a student tournament followed by an adult tournament. Admission is $5 to be part of the studio audience. Companies interested in sponsoring a contestant should contact Allen Skinner. All proceeds benefit the GMHS Engineering Club.

Contact Info:
Allen Skinner
Tel: 240-925-4241
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Appraiser's Fair at St. Clement's Island Museum

January 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Determine the value of your prized possessions. Appraisers for jewelry, furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, music boxes, and coins will be available to evaluate your antiques and collectibles. Coins and jewelry will be $5 for the first two items and $10 per additional item. Fine arts items are $5 per item with a two-item limit. Only bring items that can be hand-carried. Space is limited and items will be viewed on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Legend of the Blue Dog dinner

February 03, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
Sponsored By: Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

The event will include drinks, appetizers, salad, entree, flaming baked Alaska. Featured will be Blue Dog Artists—hear the Legend of the Blue Dog. Each attendee receives a free 16x20 poster of the Blue Dog and scroll with the Legend. Cost is $50 per person. Sign up through the PayPal links on the website below.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Valentine Maker’s Market

February 04, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

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

Find thoughtful and handmade gifts, including small batch chocolates, jewelry, leather goods, pottery, and clothing. More than 30 vendors from Maryland offer a wide selection of homemade, handmade or homegrown products. The café will be open. Admission is free.

Contact Info:
Crystal Seay
Tel: 410-326-4640
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Mt. Zion UMC Preschool Family Yard Sale

February 04, 2017 at 7:00 AM | 27108 Mt Zion Church Rd Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion UMC Preschool

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Tables are available to rent, one for $30 or two for $45. Vendors welcome. Call or e-mail to reserve a table.

Contact Info:
Rebecca Fitzgerald
Tel: 301-884-5455
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Longaberger Basket and Vera Bradley Bag Bingo

February 04, 2017 at 5:30 PM | St. Mary's School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's School HSA

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:30 PM

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early Birds start at 6:15 p.m. $25 Admission. 50/50 raffle, door prizes, grand raffle. Must be at least 7 years old to play, every person must have paid admission. Food available for purchase. No outside food permitted. Credit cards accepted.

Contact Info:
Amanda
Tel: 301-274-2998
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25th Annual Antique Show and Sale

February 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM | La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: La Plata High School Band and Orchestra

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

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 11 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 12. Featured will be dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region, along with door prizes and refreshments. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger.

Contact Info:
Karen Andreas
Tel: 301-259-2411
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American Legion Bluegrass Concert Series

February 12, 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 Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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