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30th Anniversary L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival

August 09, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Goddard Farm, 21810 Clay Hill Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Jay Armsworthy

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

Gates open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 8. Food, ice, beverages, and ice cream will be for sale. Crafters and other non-food vendors can rent spaces—call to reserve a space. Below are the performers scheduled.

Thursday:

  • 15 Strings
  • Feinberg Brothers  
  • Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys

Friday:

  • Dave Peterson and 1946
  • Farm Hands
  • Williamson Branch
  • Joey Tippett and the California Ramblers

Saturday:

  • Larry Stephenson Band
  • David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition
  • Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
  • Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge
  • Cousin’s In Harmony

Contact Info:
Jay Armsworthy
Tel: 301-737-3004
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Vendors Wanted - Summerseat Farm September Artisan Market

August 01, 2018 at 8:00 AM | 26655 Three Notch Road Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Summerseat Farm is looking for vendors for fall events. The markets will be held the first Saturday of September, October, and November between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cost is $30 for a 12-by-12-foot space. Visit the website below for guidelines and to access the vendor application form.

Contact Info:
Sylvia Welch
Tel: 301-373-6607
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171st Annual Festival Dinner of Old Durham Church

August 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Old Durham Church, 8700 Ironsides Rd. Nanjemoy, Md.
Sponsored By: Old Durham Church

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

The dinner includes chicken, fish, ham, and seven sides. Cost is $23 each. Takeout dinners also available. Featured will be music, games, a treasure table, bake sale, produce stand, and vendors.

Contact Info:
Millie Hamman, Vestry Senior Warden
Tel: 301-743-7099
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Invasive Plant Removal at Swann Park

August 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM | Ruth B. Swann Park, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive Indian Head, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The group will battle invasive plants and learn about the importance of native plant ecosystems.

Contact Info:
Marc Imlay
Tel: 301-442-5657
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Children's Day at St. Clement's Island Museum

August 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Kids can enjoy free water bottles (for the first 200 kids), a bike raffle, snow cones, balloons, activities, games, crafts, and face painting. Find out more.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Purse and Bag Bingo

August 18, 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: 10:00 PM

Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $25 for a book of regular games. Extra books are $5 and Specials and Early Birds are $1 each.

Contact Info:
Sherry
Tel: 240-925-6141
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Annual Crab Cake Dinner

August 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 19197 St. George's Church Road, Valley Lee, Md.
Sponsored By: St. George Catholic Church

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

The all-you-can-eat dinner includes Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken, Baked Ham, and all the trimmings. Cost is $28 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 12, free for children age 6 and younger, and $26 for carryouts. Featured will be Baked Goods, Raffles, and a White Elephant Room.

Contact Info:
Parish Office
Tel: 301-994-0607
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Southern Maryland Public Transportation Forum

August 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Chesapeake Building, Commissioner Meeting Room, St. Mary’s County Government, 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club and St. Mary’s Department of Public Works, Transportation and Environment

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

Hear about the challenges and opportunities for transit, share your vision on what a climate-friendly, safe, equitable, and reliable transportation system will look like, and set up an action plan. Guest speakers will be John Deatrick of the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation; Sabrina Hecht representing Naval Air Station Patuxent River; and Frank Allen, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust President and County Council BIAC representative. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, make public comments on existing transportation issues, and hear and engage in an active discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact Info:
Lindsey Mendelson
Tel: 240-706-7901
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Yard Sale Extravaganza

August 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: The Hungry Team at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

Featured will be jewelry, household items, furniture, tools, clothing, and linens. The yard sale will be held August 31 and September 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact Info:
Tim Bowling
Tel: 240-682-5364
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St. Paul’s Piney Labor Day Supper

September 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney Church Road, Waldorf
Sponsored By: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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

The menu includes Country Ham, Fresh Ham, Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Succotash, plus many other fresh vegetables. Prices are $21 for adults and carryouts, $8 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and younger. Featured will be a Country Store with home-baked goods and handmade crafts available for purchase.

Contact Info:
Vicky Mumford
Tel: 301-645-5000
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Charles County

September 08, 2018 at 8:30 AM | La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer’s Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

The walk aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
LaKeysha Boyd-Moore
Tel: 240-518-8496
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Sixth Annual Car Show

September 08, 2018 at 2:00 PM | 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: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Adult spectator fee is a $3 donation. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Trophies for the top 30 and 5 specialty awards vehicle. Competitors must be registered be 4 p.m. to be judged, and awards will be presented at 6 p.m. T-shirts will be presented to the first 20 cars, trucks, or motorcycles through the gate. All entrants will receive dash plaques. Featured will be DJ music, blessing of the cars, vendors and food. Competitor registration is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance registration form must be postmarked by August 19. Interested vendors can call Trish Herriman at 301-247-4212, and vendors must be pre-registered and approved.

Contact Info:
Jimmy Herriman
Tel: 301-481-0360
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21st Annual Autumn Wine Tasting

September 08, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Court House 8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

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

Guests will enjoy live music, samplings of more than 30 wines, specialty beverages, an open bar, selections of more than a dozen cuisine stations hosted by area restaurants, and a cigar lounge. Proceeds will help fund planning and construction of the Medical Center’s new Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4132
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Seafood Dinner

September 09, 2018 at 11:30 AM | Holy Angels Church Hall, 21340 Colton's Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels 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 are available until August 31 at $26 each. There will be a baked goods table and a cash raffle.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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13th Annual Bay-CSS Golf Tournament

September 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM | Golf Club at South River, Edgewater, Md.
Sponsored By: Bay Community Support Services, Inc.

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

Featured will be 18 holes of golf at the private club, a catered breakfast and Starbucks coffee, open-bit barbecue ctered lunch provided by Bayside Bull, hot dogs and snacks at the turn, and unlimited beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Golfers also receive a golf polo, goodies bag, and the opportunity to participate in contests and win more than $15,000 worth of silent auction prizes. Contests and Prizes provided by Dixon Golf. Cost is $175 for individuals and $650 for foursomes. First responders (police, firefighters, and EMTs), veterans, and active military receive a 20 percent discount.All proceeds benefit people with disabilities.

Contact Info:
Stephanie Raines
Tel: 301-863-8870
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Artsfest ‘18 Fine Arts Festival

September 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
Sponsored By: Ann’s Circle, Inc. of Annmarie Garden

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

The 25th anniversary celebration will feature more than 170 artist booths, 30 performers on three stages, activities for kids in the Discovery Tent, Studio School, and the Zany Zone, along with food, wine and beer. Street performers, including balloon artists, bubble artists, and strolling artists, will be found throughout the festival. ’s ‘18

Contact Info:
Crystal Seay
Tel: 410-326-4640
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13th Annual Free Grant Training Seminar

September 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM | College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building) Chaney Enterprises Room, Room 113
Sponsored By: Nonprofit Institute, College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Government, Charles County Public Library, and the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office

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

The training will focus on “Logic Models: A Tool to Establish Grant Goals/Objectives/Outcomes.” Learn how to create and use a logic model, a visual representation of your initiative’s activities, outputs, and expected outcomes. Presented by Anna Tatro, Grants Collection Specialist, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore.

Contact Info:
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Charity Dinner, Performance by the Fabulous Hubcaps and Silent Auction

September 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM | 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Greater Waldorf Jaycees

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:00 PM

Tickets are $60 each and will include admission to the show, dinner, dancing, and the opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items and participate in a number of raffles. All proceeds benefit Wreaths Across America, specifically Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. Currently, Cheltenham conducts more than 825 burials each year and is the final resting place for more than 23,000 Maryland veterans. The Greater Waldorf Jaycees has been supporting Wreaths Across America since 2016 increasing their contribution each year with the ultimate goal of ensuring every veteran’s grave is covered by a wreath.

Contact Info:
Gina Markovich
Tel: 301-645-4546
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Southern Maryland

September 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM | Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer’s Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

The walk aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
LaKeysha Boyd-Moore
Tel: 240-518-8496
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CSS Huge Flea Market

October 06, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine, Md.
Sponsored By: Community Support Systems, Inc.

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Tables can be rented for $15 each. Refreshments will be sold. Proceeds benefit Community Support Systems, a private, non-profit social service agency.

Contact Info:
Claudia Raskin
Tel: 301-372-1491
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Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ

October 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Men

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

Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Men ministries. Included is half a Barbecued Chicken, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, and Snack Cake. Cost is $15 per dinner. Dinners are packaged to go, but you are invited to dine at the picnic tables or in the Fellowship Hall. Bake sale sponsored by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539
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Oktoberfest

October 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM | 1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church

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

Enjoy seasonal brews and wine, German cuisine, live music, games, and fun for kids. Proceeds benefit Project Echo Homeless Shelter.

Contact Info:
Bryan Mullins
Tel: 724-967-5579
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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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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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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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