Around Town Community Calendar

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Grieving With Great Hope Workshop

November 05, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

A five-week grief support workshop presented in a DVD format that offers prayerful reflection, practical learning, and personal fellowship. The workshop will meet each Tuesday from November 7 to December 5.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123
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Home Grown: Building a Period Native House from Scratch

November 16, 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: 8:00 PM

Join Samuel Pratt, Site Supervisor of the Woodland Indian Hamlet at Historic St. Mary’s City, and Nate Salzman, Village Manager at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, as they discuss the finer points of how to construct a Native American home, sometimes with nothing more than their wits and the supplies gathered from local environments. This free lecture will also highlight how learning through doing has provided new insights into the culture of the Piscataway and Yaocomaco peoples.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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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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Fall Craft Show

November 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Hollywood Firehouse, 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

More than 100 vendors will display their handmade crafts to include art, decorations, wreaths, wood carvings, ceramics, blankets, floral arrangements, hair accessories, jewelry, cupcakes, jerky, dips, and crocheted and knitted items.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
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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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MVFDLA 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Mechanicsville Firehouse, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

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

Featured will be homemade crafts, jams and jellies, seasonal items, jewelry, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, and LuLaRoe. Free admission. Food and baked goods will be available. Interested vendors can sign up by e-mail.

Contact Info:
Amy Copsey
Tel: 301-884-4709
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Northern Senior Activity Center Council Fund-raiser

November 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM | Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, Md.
Sponsored By: Northern Senior Activity Center Council

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The fund-raiser will be open to the public. For sale will be books, electronics, home goods, and kids' gifts.

Contact Info:
Patricia Myers
Tel: 301-884-8714
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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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Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show

December 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Golden Beach Firehouse, 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association

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

Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa. Santa will arrive at 11 a.m. Sorry no pets allowed. Kids can do their own Christmas shopping at the Kids Table. There will be vendors, door prizes, and food for sale. Vendors can rent a table for $35 by calling the phone number below. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped gift to donate to needy families in the area.

Contact Info:
Kathy Owens
Tel: 301-884-8432
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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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Maxwell Hall Holiday Trail

December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM | Maxwell Hall, 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club

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

Maxwell Hall, Open House Holiday Trail has something for everyone. The house will be decorated in Williamsburg Colonial style. Featured will be fresh greenery wreaths and bow making demonstrations, children’s crafts and games, entertainment, and a bake shop. Bring the entire family for this free event, which will be held December 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Info:
George Gazarek
Tel: 585-455-8649
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Charles Regional Medical Center Tree of Life

December 06, 2017 at 5:30 PM | Healing Garden on the Grounds of University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata. Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 5:30 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Join the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation in illuminating the ceremonial Christmas Tree of Life and luminaries in the healing garden and honoring those, living or deceased, who have touched your life. The Foundation acknowledges the names of all donors and their honorees in a commemorative program and invites the community to attend the holiday illumination ceremony. Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy a dessert reception and festive holiday music. For more information or to purchase a light, luminary or angel, please visit the website below or call the Foundation.

Contact Info:
Holly Gonzalez
Tel: 301-609-4319
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St. Mary’s Bryantown Dinner and Auction Benefit

December 09, 2017 at 6:00 PM | 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary’s Bryantown

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:30 PM

The event features a semi-formal dinner and an open bar. Festivities include games and prizes. Tickets are $75 for a single ticket or $135 for a couple. Purchase tickets by December 4.

Contact Info:
Sarah Crozier
Tel: 301-843-3387
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11th Christmas Market

December 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM | All Saints Episcopal Church parish hall, Sunderland, Md.
Sponsored By: All Saints Episcopal Church

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

Featured will be gifts for holiday giving, homemade gourmet cocoa and Glühwein, music, and home-baked goods. Bring your red or green boot mug from previous years to buy refills. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit community projects.

Contact Info:
Sue Pierce
Tel: 410-257-6306
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Holiday Craft Fair

December 09, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings, Md.
Sponsored By: Northern Band Boosters

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair will benefit Northern High band programs. Featured will be Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa workshop, holiday concert, and door prizes. Free parking.

Contact Info:
Rose Crunkleton
Tel: 410-257-1057
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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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Christmas Memories

December 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Route 4 south, California, Md.
Sponsored By: The Sanford Concert Series

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:30 PM

Two Rivers Harmony and the members of The Washington Opera will perform songs of the season and carols of Christmas. Tickets are $25 for adults ($20 prepaid) and $15 for students ($10 prepaid).

Contact Info:
Lyn Schramm
Tel: 301-863-2315
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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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Silent Auction with Reception

January 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM | 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Piney Parish

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

Silent Auction items will be presented during four rounds, allowing 20 minutes per round for bids to be placed. Food and drinks will be available throughout the evening. Approximately 200 baskets, antique items, furniture, jewelry, art, sports tickets, and other items will be offered.

Contact Info:
Jane Fruh
Tel: 301-645-5536

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