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8th Annual BeerFest

June 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Historic St. Mary's City, State House Lawn, 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary's City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City Foundation

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

8th annual celebration of beer brewing in Maryland. Local craft breweries, food vendors, displays, kids activity tent, arts and crafts, and live local music. Discount tickets for designated drivers. Entertainment will include the John Luskey Duo at noon, Only 4 Tonight at 2 p.m., and Bye Felicia at 4 p.m. Cost is $25 for tasters (age 21 and older with ID required), $10 for designated drivers or youths age 15 to 20, and free for children age 14 and younger.

Contact Info:
Karen Stone
Tel: 240-895-4977
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Sacred Heart Church Annual June Dinner

June 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM | Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Bushwood, Md.
Sponsored By: Sacred Heart Church

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Menu includes Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken, Country Ham, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, and Rolls. Cost is $26 for adults, $6 for children age 7 to 12, free for children age 6 and younger, and $26 for drive-thru carryouts. Featured will be a Bake Table, Country Store, and Raffle.

Contact Info:
Charlotte Morgan
Tel: 301-769-3100
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Summer Camp: Build It, Wear It, Eat It, Live It

June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM | Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary’s City

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

History is so much more than dates, names, and places. It’s architecture, food, clothing, and much more. During the camp, kids will dig in the river for clay, make wooden nails, bake the colonial way, and make felt. Designed for rising fifth- and sixth-graders. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $140 per child ($130 for Friends members). Payment in full is required at time of registration.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
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Sierra Club General Meeting

June 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Lexington Park Library
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 7:30 PM

Come learn about Sierra Club, or if you are a member, come learn about opportunities to volunteer, upcoming events, and goals for the year.

Contact Info:
Rachel Martin Jones
Tel: 301-905-7008
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Appraisers Fair

June 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

Appraisers will be on hand to look at jewelry, coins, antiques, and other collectibles. Small fees and item limits apply.

Contact Info:
Valerie Guy
Tel: 301-481-0148
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Beyond the Courtyard: The Last Hour of the Lincoln Conspirators

July 06, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse 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 presents the portrayal of the Lincoln Conspirators. Costumed actors take you on the journey. Refreshments provided. $5 donation welcomed.

Contact Info:
Joyce Edelen
Tel: 301-934-9056
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Southern Maryland Balloon Festival

July 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM | Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, Md.
Sponsored By: United Way of Calvert County

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

Tickets to this family-friendly event are available online only. General admission includes on-site parking, live bands, balloon glow, fireworks display, junior balloonist STEM demonstration, and the Kidzone with inflatables, face-painting, and touch-a-truck. Visitors can walk inside a full-size inflated balloon. Weather permitting, tethered balloon rides will be available for an additional fee. Proceed from the event benefit United Way of Calvert County’s Community Impact and Basic Needs Funds.

Contact Info:
Anjelica Eitel
Tel: 410-535-2000
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Live Auction and More

July 28, 2018 at 1:00 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: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Doors open at 11 a.m. to view items prior to auction. Auction begins at 1 p.m. Meet Pinch, the mascot of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Lunch and ice cream will be featured. The United Methodist Women's Sarah Circle will have their Rada Cutlery for sale and the Circle of Friends will have baked goods for sale. All donations for the auction are tax-deductible, and a letter will be provided upon request. Funds raised will go towards various ministries.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
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Sierra Club General Meeting

July 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Lexington Park Library
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 7:30 PM

Come learn about Sierra Club, or if you are a member, come learn about opportunities to volunteer, upcoming events, and goals for the year.

Contact Info:
Rachel Martin Jones
Tel: 301-905-7008
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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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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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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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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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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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