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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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Lecture: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and the Creation of an Imperial Legacy

September 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 7:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

In this lecture based on her book, “A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte,” Alexandra Deutsch, Director of Collections and Interpretation at the Maryland Historical Society, analyzes Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte’s personal belongings and letters to create a material culture biography of the woman whose seductive beauty and tragic marriage have long been documented. This heavily illustrated lecture also includes aspects of the Bonaparte story previously overlooked and revealed by the study of objects in the vast Bonaparte family collections.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Militia Muster

September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, Town Center (park at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary), 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

The St. Maries Citty Militia musters for drills, mock battles, and fencing. Visit an encampment, march along, watch a musket fire demonstration, and more. Free.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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RiverFest

September 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, State House Lawn and Waterfront (park at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary), 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Hosted by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association. Wade-In for Clean Water with former state senator Bernie Fowler. Live music, environmental and children’s activities, kayaking. Free.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Sacred Heart Country Fixin’s Dinner

September 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 201 St. Mary's Ave. La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church La Plata

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

The dine-in, all-you-can-eat buffet includes fried chicken, baked ham, green beans, parsley potatoes, corn pudding, baked apples, spiced beets, pickled cucumbers, and rolls. Cost is $20 for age 13 to 59, $18 for age 60 and older, $8 for children age 6 to 12, anf free for children age 5 and younger. The drive-through/carryout dinner includes four pieces of fried chicken, green beans, parsley potatoes, and roll for $14. A bucket of fried chicken is eight pieces with four rolls for $14. A bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and cash raffles will also be featured.

Contact Info:
Sacred Heart Church Office
Tel: 301-934-2261
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Leonardtown Grille fund-raiser for Ladies Auxiliary of the HVFD

September 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Leonardtown Grille, 25470 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Leonardtown Grille will donate 10 percent of all sales from lunch and dinner on September 27 to the Auxiliary.

Contact Info:
Nancy Granados
Tel: 301-373-3511
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Artisan Market - Summerseat Farm

October 01, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Summerseat Farm, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm, Inc.

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

The Artisan Market will feature all homemade, homegrown, handcrafted, vintage and baked goods. Examples include handmade rustic signs, spices, carved walking sticks, pottery, jewelry, paintings, jams, jellies, shell crafts, sea glass, and watercolors. Vendor registration will be open until three days before the event. The market will be held rain or shine.

Contact Info:
Jean Campbell
Tel: 240-298-6072
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Little Explorers: Printer

October 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:00 AM

Designed for pre-school age children 3 to 5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Mock Trial of Lizzie Borden

October 06, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse and Village, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

First Friday event featuring a mock trial of Lizzie Borden. Parental discretion is advised. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $10 per person, payable through PayPal. Visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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First Friday in Leonardtown: Pink Friday

October 06, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Leonardtown Business Association

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

Benefits local breast cancer efforts; BraArt contest; Hook, Line and Sinker performs. Co-sponsored by the Leonardtown Business Association and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Chicken Barbecue

October 07, 2017 at 12:00 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: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Proceeds will benefit United Methodist Men Ministries. The menu includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, pickled beets, roll, and snack cake. The cost is $15 per dinner, packaged to go ,but you are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at outside picnic tables. Girl Scouts will offer homemade baked goods.

Contact Info:
Church Office
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Hide Tanning Workshop

October 07, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, Woodland Indian Hamlet (meet at the Visitor Center), 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Learn to prepare deer skin Yaocomaco-style. This is a hands-on event; dress for work! Ages 14 and older. Cost is $20 ($15 for Friends members). Reservations required.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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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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Camp Maria Retreat Center 6th Annual Oyster Scald

October 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Camp Maria Retreat Center, 41290 Camp Maria Road, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: Camp Maria Retreat Center

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

Featured will be music, vendors, crafters, a bake sale, and a raffle for $5,000. Food includes scalded oysters, fried oyster basket, fried chicken basket, stuffed ham sandwich, and homemade baked goods. There will be live music, a bake sale, crafters and vendors, local wine, beer, and all-you-can-drink lemonade, tea, or coffee. Proceeds benefit Camp Maria Retreat Center’s charitable works, community events, and facilities.

Contact Info:
Ann Gough Kovalcik, Director
Tel: 301-475-8330
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Antique Tractor and Truck Parade

October 08, 2017 at 1:00 PM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Antique Power Association

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Restored and working tractors and trucks from Southern Maryland’s yesteryear.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Scoop Night at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

October 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Bruster’s Ice Cream, 23825 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, Md.
Sponsored By: Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

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

Bruster’s will donate a percentage of all sales between 6 and 8 p.m. to the Ladies Auxiliary. The fund drive applies to all purchases during that time, including cakes, gallon containers of ice cream, and coupon books.

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Designer Purse Bingo - Children’s Aid Society

October 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Jaycees Community Center

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

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games starts at 7 p.m. Receive 3 extra games, reserved seating, and a special chance to win a purse by purchasing tickets in advance. Raffles, pull tabs, and refreshments available for purchase. Desserts and door prizes. The event will be collecting non-perishables for Thanksgiving. Visit the website below to purchase tickets.

Contact Info:
Pamela Vahle
Tel: 301-908-1680
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Margaret Brent High School Alumni Dinner and Dance

October 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Mechanicsville Moose Lodge
Sponsored By: Margaret Brent High School Alumni

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:00 PM

Social time from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Menu includes baked chicken, fried chicken, ham, and all the fixings. Dessert bar. Cash bar available. Music by B and B Express. Cost is $35 per person. Funds raised go to the Margaret Brent Scholarship fund.

Contact Info:
Clarence Bowles
Tel: 301-769-2630
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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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Designer Bag Bingo

October 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM | 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary’s Bryantown

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

$25 per person for 20 regular games and 4 specials. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and a grand raffle. Must be at least 7 years of age to play. Credit cards accepted. Food will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink.

Contact Info:
Jessica Oestringer
Tel: 301-751-4399
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23rd Annual "When the Hammer Falls" Crab Feast

October 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM | Captain Billy's Crab House 11495 Popes Creek Rd, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:30 PM

Guests can choose from platters or all-you-can-eat crabs while taking part in the raffles and the infamous cake wheel. Children age 5 to 12 will have their choice of kid’s meals and those younger than 5 eat for free. The funds raised from this year’s event will support the Medical Center’s plans for establishing a new Center for Breast Health to meet the goal of providing hope, support, and care for family, friends, and community members as they cope with breast health issues.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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St. Michael’s School Rhythm and Riches 2017

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
Sponsored By: Archangel Scholarship Foundation Corporation

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 11:55 PM

A $50 ticket enters you in the raffle for a chance to win one of 15 cash prizes from $100 to $10,000. A $60 ticket enters you in the raffle and also allows entry into the concert featuring The Amish Outlaws and Robbie Boothe. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase.

Contact Info:
Kay
Tel: 240-587-7111
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John Hanson PTSO Vendor/Craft Show

October 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM | John Hanson Middle School, 3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: John Hanson Middle Schools PTSO

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

Proceeds will help John Hanson Middle School support student and staff activities. Featured will be LuLaRoe, ThirtyOne, Jamberry nails, Tupperware, and local crafters (soaps, candles, candies, and more). Door prizes will be given away hourly and concessions will be available for purchase.

Contact Info:
John Hanson PTSO
Tel: 240-577-5273
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Trick-or-Treat on the Square

October 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 3:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Featured will be trick-or-treating, pet costume contest, crafts, and face painting.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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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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Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mudd

November 03, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse and Village, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

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

First Friday event featuring the history and life of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mudd by costumed presenters. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be available.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner

November 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: All Faith Episcopal Church

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

The church is celebrating its 325th anniversary. Proceeds from the dinner help to maintain the historic church building. The menu will include stuffed ham, fried oysters, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, beets, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls, coffee, and tea. Featured will be a bake table, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Michele Benjamin
Tel: 301-884-3773
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Craft and Apple Dumpling Fair

November 04, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

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

Lunch and baked goods for sale. Crafts, gently used jewelry, collectibles, and apple dumplings.

Contact Info:
Nancy
Tel: 301-843-9460
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Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 04, 2017 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. Featured will be crab soup and barbecue for lunch.

Contact Info:
Alicia Barefoot
Tel: 301-843-1335
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American Legion Bluegrass - Junior Sisk

November 05, 2017 at 2:00 PM | American Legion Post 238, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: Sons of the American Legion

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

Featured will be Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice along with the Just Us Band. Doors open at noon and the show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or at the door. Food provided for sale for separate price.

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

November 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

The event will include food, a bake sale, and door prizes. All proceeds to benefit the church and its missions. Sponsored by Sarah Circle and the United Methodist Women.

Contact Info:
Janet Dixon
Tel: 301-373-2601
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Veterans Day Parade

November 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Featured will be marching bands, military units, bagpipers, dancers, horses, Scouts, antique cars, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Auction

November 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

Preview starts at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. Featured will be a live auction, silent auction, bake table, basket raffles, other raffles, and a food table. Auctioneer will be A.J. Bussler. Food (stuffed ham sandwiches, fried chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, and vegetable crab soup) and drinks available starting at 4 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123
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Girls on the Run Southern Maryland 5K

November 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: MedExpress Urgent Care

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

Registration opens on September 1. Early-bird registration is open until October 1.

Contact Info:
Kristine Hall
Tel: 240-317-7146
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Christmas on the Square and Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Featured will be holiday festivities, music, entertainment, food, rides, crafts, live nativity, and Santa’s arrival. The rain date is November 25, to consist of the Tree Lighting only at 7 p.m.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791
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Colonial Christmas

December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

This light-hearted tour of the Town Center follows a newly freed servant (and his fellow colonists) as he tries to employ holiday traditions and the goodwill of the season to win a young lady’s heart. Tours depart hourly: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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16th Annual Victorian Christmas

December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM | 725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society

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

The museum will open at 11 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. both days. Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children younger than age 12. Reservations are not required. The house will be decorated, as it would have been in the Victorian period. There will be music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War soldiers, and a walking tour of the house.

Contact Info:
Melinda Brown
Tel: 301-274-9358
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Madrigal Dinner

December 08, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Historic St. Mary’s City, Reconstructed State House of 1676, 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676. Reservations required and accepted starting in mid-October. Dinner dates are December 8, 9, 15, and 16. Cost is $95 per person ($90 for Friends members).

Contact Info:
Porzia
Tel: 240-895-4960
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Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Square

December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Leonardtown Square
Sponsored By: Commissioners of Leonardtown

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Bring your wish list and your camera.

Contact Info:
Maria Fleming
Tel: 301-475-9791

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