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MLK Days

January 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Each year, the garden invites a different artist for the three-day event to develop and lead a meaningful project inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Contact Info:
Jaimie Jeffrey
Tel: 410-326-4640
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2020 Community Seed Swap

January 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM | Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: Calvert County Master Gardeners

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 12:30 PM

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring seeds, get seeds, snacks, gardening information and perhaps one of the door prizes, have fun with other gardeners.

Contact Info:
Mimi Miller
Tel: 410-257-9051
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American Legion Bluegrass-Carolina Blue

January 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM | American Legion Post 238, Routes 381 and 231, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: Sons of the American Legion

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 4:30 PM

Doors open at noon and the show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Children younger than age 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. Food and beverages available for a separate price. Although not required, non-perishable food donations are accepted for the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

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

January 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance

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

Acoustic musicians of all skill levels are warmly welcomed. Come out for some great music and friendship, to hone your performance skills, to meet new friends and possibly learn a few new licks. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. The admission is $7, and performers are admitted free. Interested performers can sign up at the e-mail address below. Light refreshments will be available.

Contact Info:
Mike Smith
Tel: 301-481-8399
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Appraiser Fair at St. Clement's Island Museum

January 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Visit with expert appraisers as they determine the value of your possessions at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Appraisers for various types of items will be available at the museum. Only items that can be hand-carried will be appraised. Space is limited and items will be viewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Super Bowl Wing Platters

February 02, 2020 at 2:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Pickup times will be 2 to 5 p.m. at the back of the firehouse by the kitchen door. Prices are $50 for a full platter (50 pieces) and $30 for a half-platter (25 pieces. Wing Options will be plain, buffalo, or Old Bay, and each packages comes with one sauce at your choice (ranch or bleu cheese). Extra sauces can be purchased for $3 each. To order, call before January 29. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. All proceeds benefit the fire department.

Contact Info:
Cindy Turner
Tel: 301-997-5722
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"Chili" Winter's Night with Authors

February 07, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

Several kinds of chili will be offered. Five local authors will share highlights from their work. Books will be available for purchase. A $5 donation is suggested

Contact Info:
Nancy Bowling
Tel: 301-481-7542
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Community Day at St. Clement's Island Museum

February 07, 2020 at 10:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

St. Clement’s Island Museum is seeking historic documents, photos and other significant objects related to St. Clement’s Island and the Colton’s Point area from the 20th century and earlier. The museum will scan photos and documents, leaving you with the originals, and it can photograph objects and people for potential new exhibits. Call to make an appointment.

Contact Info:
Christina Barbour
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Contra Dance

February 08, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance

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

Come out to swing, promenade, and do-si-do to lively jigs, reels and waltzes. The Southern MD Open Band will be playing live acoustic string music and caller Jason Little will teach and call the dances. The beginners dance workshop (no partner required) starts at 7 p.m., and the dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for SMTMD members and $10 for non-members; (band members and children younger than age 17 are free). There will be an ice cream social during the intermission. Please bring a water bottle to the dance. Watch the website below for weather-related cancellation notices.

Contact Info:
Elaine
Tel: 240-925-9529
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Singing Valentine

February 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM | Throughout Calvert County
Sponsored By: Calvert Meals on Wheels

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

For a $50 donation, a barbershop quartet will sing two songs and present a rose and candy to unsuspecting sweethearts on Friday, February 14, in any location (home, work, restaurant, etc.) in Calvert County. All donations will be given to Calvert Meals on Wheels.

Contact Info:
David Reyno
Tel: 410-257-7814
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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

February 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM | La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: La Plata United Methodist Church

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

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner marks the beginning of Lent. A buffet-style dinner of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and more will be offered. The event is hosted by the Youth of LPUMC and the cost is free, but donations are accepted.

Contact Info:
La Plata UMC
Tel: 301-934-2288
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Green Wedding Expo at Hard Bargain Farm

February 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM | 2201 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Md.
Sponsored By: Alice Ferguson Foundation

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

The event will highlight local vendors who provide eco-friendly products and services. This inaugural event features tours of potential rental areas: the newly refurbished barn, ceremony field, and reception space in the living building, as well as a workshop on how to plan a "green or "eco" wedding. All proceeds benefit Alice Ferguson Foundation's agricultural and environmental education programs. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite at the address below. Tickets are $5 per person in advance. Online registration ends at noon on Friday, February 28. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Contact Info:
Willyne Moore
Tel: 301-292-3476

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