Around Town Community Calendar

Check here often for area events sponsored by our community’s non-profit organizations. Events are listed below by date.

Submit your upcoming event here...

Upcoming Events

Event Details

NewLife Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM | NewLife La Plata, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: NewLife La Plata

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

Featured will be music, games, bounce houses, and concessions. Admission is free. Rain date is April 20.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-609-8423
Event Details

Walk and Talk: Environmental Justice

April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM | 21675 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

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

Together with the Tri-County All Community Collaborative on Dismantling Racism, the Sierra Club and NAACP will meet at the Interpretive Center to learn history of the area and begin a discussion on institutional racism in St Mary's County. From there, the group will hold a walk in the park with guided conversations about history, environmental justice, and community.

Contact Info:
Rosa Hance
Tel: 240-808-4233
Event Details

Spring Craft Show

April 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall, 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

Craft Show with MORE THAN 100 vendors each displaying handmade items. Free admission and parking. ATM on site. 50/50 raffle. Bake Sale. Donations of non-perishable items for Helping Hands accepted. The Ladies Auxiliary will have various lunch items for sale including Stuffed Ham and Chicken Salad sandwiches. Stuffed Ham will be available for sale by the pound.

Contact Info:
Leone Gatton
Tel: 301-373-2221
Event Details

Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

Bring the children for the Easter Story, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Crafts, Face Painting. Lunch will be available for purchase. Easter egg hunt will take place at 12:30. Special section of eggs for children with food allergies. Children will be placed in age groups and hunt in various locations on the church grounds.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539
Event Details

MVFDA Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 9:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:30 AM

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and younger. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. All proceeds benefit the fire department.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
Event Details

Homeschool Day: Old World, Modern World

April 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Historic St. Mary's City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, Md.
Sponsored By: Historic St. Mary's City

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

Come explore the similarities and differences of the sciences and technology of the old world versus the new world. This is a STEAM program, especially designed for homeschool families who love science and history, with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and crafts. Cost is $5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members of the museum. Register with payment for the program and receive a fast pass to skip the line and start your educational experience.

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
Tel: 240-895-4990
Event Details

15th Annual Good Friday Fish Fry

April 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Fire Station 3, 3245 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Dinners includes 3 pieces of fish and choice of two sides (mac and cheese, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, or corn) for $12. Sandwiches are $7. Bake Sale items will be offered. Delivery of 5 dinners or more is available in the Waldorf area - call on the day of the event.

Contact Info:
Heather Zdobysz
Tel: 301-645-3000
Event Details

Earth Day iNaturalist Bioblitz (all ages) and Easter Egg Hunt on the Farm (for children)

April 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Allen's Heirloom Homestead, 18988 Point Lookout Road, Lexington Park, Md.
Sponsored By: Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust

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

The iNaturalist Bioblitz will be from noon to 4 p.m. and the Easter Egg hunt will be at 3 p.m. Admission is free but advance registration is required.

Contact Info:
Frank and Christina Allen
Tel: 301-247-3285
Event Details

Sierra Club Student Summer Program Essay Contest

April 22, 2019 at 11:00 PM | Southern Maryland Sierra Club
Sponsored By: Southern Maryland Sierra Club

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

Southern Maryland Sierra Club is holding an essay contest to send two local students, one high-schooler and one college student, to attend Sierra Club's SPROG Summer Program. Students will submit answers to three questions and those selected will have tuition and room and board covered as well as a travel voucher to attend the program. Visit the Sprog website for details on the program: https://www.sierraclub.org/youth/summer-sprog-training. Submissions due April 22.

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

The Black Diamond Disaster - The Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

April 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Head to St. Clement’s Island for a program and ceremony commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the Civil War, the Black Diamond Disaster. This event will feature free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island, special period tours of Blackistone Lighthouse, a ceremony with a guest speaker and remarks by Naval Air Station Patuxent Base Commander, Capt. Christopher Cox. The weekend will also include a concert by a military band and a showing of the silent movie The Lighthouse by the Sea. On April 23, 1865, 87 lives were lost when the Black Diamond and steamer collided in the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.

Contact Info:
St. Clement's Island Museum
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

Dinner and Silent Auction

April 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM | 17069 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, Md.
Sponsored By: Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Dept and EMS Auxiliary

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

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction and dinner begin at 6 p.m.

Contact Info:
Cindy Pilkerton
Tel: 301-643-3927
Event Details

Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

May 04, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Drayden African American Schoolhouse
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month. Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
Event Details

Hughesville Garden Club Annual Plant and Yard Sale

May 04, 2019 at 8:00 AM | 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville, Md.
Sponsored By: Hughesville Garden Club

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

Free demonstrations. Create a fairy garden, bee house, or bird feeder.

Contact Info:
Rose Gazarek
Tel: 585-233-6265
Event Details

Drive-Thru Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner

May 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM | 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

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

Menu includes Ham and Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Coleslaw, and Applesauce. Dinners packaged to go but all are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at Picnic Tables. Girl Scouts will offer their homemade baked goods. Funds raised enable the United Methodist Men to continue their outreach ministries.

Contact Info:
Ide Hill
Tel: 301-884-9539
Event Details

Parish Seafood Dinner/Festival

May 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

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

Dinner includes crab balls, steamed spiced shrimp, ham, fried chicken, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, pickled beets, green beans, applause, garden salad, applesauce, and beverages. Festivities are Big Raffle, White Elephant Table, Bake Table, Garden Area, and Bingo. All proceeds to benefit Immaculate Conception Church. Credit and Debit cards accepted.

Contact Info:
Linda Morris
Tel: 240-538-6728
Event Details

Summerseat Farm Artisan Market

May 05, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Summerseat Farm - 26655 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Summerseat Farm

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

Summerseat's artisan markets will be held the first Sunday of the month through November. These events will be outside - rain or shine. Sale items include homemade, handmade, vintage, or baked items.

Contact Info:
Sylvia Welch
Tel: 240-925-6156
Event Details

Golf Tournament

May 09, 2019 at 8:00 AM | Breton Bay Golf and Country Club, 21935 Society Hill Rd, Leonardtown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. John's School

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

Scramble-style tournament with 8 a.m. check-in, practice and putting contest, and a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $125 per person or $500 per foursome; food and beverages included; $30 cheat packages (mulligans, throw,and string). Sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $1,000. Visit the website below to register, sponsor, or donate.

Contact Info:
Sara McAloon
Tel: 717-491-4044
Event Details

Federal Employee Benefits Expo

May 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Northern Activities Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Government and National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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

Free information opportunity for Federal employees and retirees. Many vendors to answer questions on Thrift Savings Plan, Social Security, Health Insurance, Retirement, and Volunteer opportunities. Giveaways, door prizes, and light refreshments will be served. All Federal employees and spouses welcome.

Contact Info:
Geneva M. Leon
Tel: 301-884-5112
Event Details

Second Hope Rescue Golf Tournament

May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM | 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Second Hope Rescue

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

Four-golfer-format tournament to benefit Second Hope Dog Rescue. Cost is $90 per player. Mulligans are available for $3 per person. Prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. Food and drinks offered during and after the tournament. To reserve a spot, call by May 9, 2019

Contact Info:
Lora
Tel: 240-925-0628
Event Details

Annual Golf Classic

May 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM | Swan Point Yacht and Country Club
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

The morning kicks off with registration, a tournament gift, pre-tournament continental breakfast, and putting contest. Included will be lunch on the course, complimentary beer and beverages, and interactive contests. A reception will follow with awards for the contest winners and top three teams.

Contact Info:
Kay Simpson
Tel: 301-609-4132
Event Details

Card Party

May 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM | 9611 Trinity Church Road, Newport, Md.
Sponsored By: Trinity Episcopal Church

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

Cost is $7 per person. Refreshments available.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-643-0191
Event Details

MVFDA Appraiser's Fair

May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

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

Appraisers will be on site to look at coins, antiques, and other collectibles. Items must be small enough to carry in. Small fees apply.

Contact Info:
Valerie Guy
Tel: 301-481-0148
Event Details

2019 Patriots Day Festival

June 01, 2019 at 10:00 AM | 1100 Crain Highway, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park

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

The event will pay tribute to veterans past and present. Featured will be entertainment by local artists. Visitors can tour the museum and interact with living history groups. Admission is free.

Contact Info:
Susie Bender
Tel: 301-292-1024
Event Details

Pitch Card Party

June 08, 2019 at 7:30 AM | 1100 Crain Highway, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Ridge Lions Club

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

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Included 1 free sandwich, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell
Tel: 301-872-5114
Event Details

Teen Leadership Academy

June 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM | College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, Md.
Sponsored By: Leadership Southern Maryland

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to teach and develop leadership skills in a hands-on, experiential program with workshops and visits to meet with regional leaders in their workplaces throughout Southern Maryland. This year's theme is Public Safety. Rising 10th- to 12th-graders are invited to submit an application and letter of recommendation to be considered for the Academy. The application deadline is June 1. The Academy will be held June 24 to 28, 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Shuttle transportation is available from CSM La Plata and CSM Leonardtown.

Contact Info:
Denise Foster
Tel: 301-862-7663
Event Details

20th Annual Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival

July 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: Friends of St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museums

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

Enjoy nationally-recognized jazz artists, Southern Maryland seafood and stunning waterside views with a variety of activities for jazz enthusiasts. The food vendors will feature seafood as well as a variety of other foods including barbecue and healthy/vegetarian options. Posters and other memorabilia will be available for purchase. Boat rides around the island, as well as free admission to St. Clement’s Island Museum, are included in your ticket. Cost is $65 in advance and $85 at the door. To celebrate the festival's 20th year, the event will include a FREE special Friday concert celebration and Sunday jazz brunches and activities in downtown Leonardtown.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

Seventh Annual Car Show

July 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Men

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

Cost for spectators is $3 for adults and free for children age 10 and younger. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Men's Ministries. Trophies for the top 30 and 5 specialty awards. Vehicle must be registered by 4 p.m. to be judged. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. T-shirts to the first 20 cars, trucks, or motorcycles through the gate, dash plaques to all. DJ music, Blessing of the cars, vendors, food, pie eating contest, and more. Vehicle registration is $20 at the gate and pre-registration is $15 and must be postmarked by June 22. Interested vendors can contact Trish Herriman at 301-247-4212 to register. Forms are available at the website below.

Contact Info:
Jimmy Herriman
Tel: 301-481-0360
Event Details

Live Auction and More

July 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 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: 6:00 PM

Doors open at noon to view items, with auction beginning at 1 p.m. Included will be Ice Cream. United Methodist Women Sarah Circle will offer Rada Cutlery Sale and Circle of Friends will offer baked goods for sale. Pinch Mascot of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball Team will make a visit. If you have items to donate, call to schedule pickup or drop off. All donations are tax deductible.

Contact Info:
Tom Keller
Tel: 301-481-6388
Event Details

Pirates on the Potomac

July 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

This event is geared for children ages 4 to 9 years old. There will be a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required - cost is $10 per child. Everyone is encouraged to dress as pirates for the Costume Contest. This event presents families with the opportunity to learn about Chesapeake Bay and maritime history and heritage as it relates to local pirates who operated around Piney Point.

Contact Info:
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum
Tel: 301-994-1471
Event Details

Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM | St. Clement's Island Museum
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

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

Families can enjoy lots of activities including games, crafts, face painting, a bike raffle, snow cones, and balloons. Outside exhibitors include the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Contact Info:
Tel: 301-769-2222
Event Details

Drive Thru Chicken BBQ Dinner

October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 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

Dinners are packaged to go but all are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at picnic tables. Menu includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll, and snack cake. Dinners are $15 each. Bake sale offered by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132

SMECO Energy Rates

Helpful Tips

SMECO Spotlights