Weekly Events

We’re excited to tell you about a really fun event Sunday that will be raising money for a great cause. The good folks at Stoney’s Broomes Island will host BREAKFAST AT SNIFFANY’S to help animal rescue groups. Stoney’s Broomes Island restaurant is at 3939 Oyster House Road in Broomes Island. The event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20. It’s a canine event unlike any other. It’s a breakfast and benefit auction.
To date, this event has raised more than $42,000 for local animal rescue groups in Southern Maryland. With your help, organizers hope to make this the biggest year yet!
In addition to a brunch buffet, the event will offer a doggy treat buffet with sundae bar, contests for best trick and best dressed dogs, and a silent auction. Tickets to this fun and fancy feast are $35 per person with no charge for four-legged guests.
Every penny raised goes directly to the rescue groups selected prior to each event. This year’s brunch will benefit the Humane Society of Calvert County, Calvert Animal Welfare League, PAWS Patuxent Animal Welfare Society and Sugar Faces – Senior Dog Rescue. Doesn’t your dog deserve a day out? Tickets may be purchased at facebook.com/events/968171670013646/ $

CALL FOR ENTRIES, Town of North Beach is placing a call for entries for SUNRISE: A Celebration of the Arts which will take place along the Chesapeake Bay at Bay Avenue in North Beach from noon-5 p.m. June 23. There will be an outdoor sculpture competition and an art festival. Entries for the sculpture competition and the art festival must be made separately. For further details and applications, go to northbeachmd.org/sunrise-celebration-arts. The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Maryland Wineries Association’s DrinkMaryland event and the annual North Beach American Film Festival. 301-855-6681; northbeachmd.org

Last chance to catch these theater performances:

“A NIGHT ON BROADWAY,” The Newtowne Players, 21744 S. Coral Drive, Lexington Park. May 18-20. Show includes musical numbers from dozens of Broadway shows. 301-737-5447; newtowneplayers.org $

“CALENDAR GIRLS,” Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through May 20. PG comedy is based on the 2003 film of the same name. Story of a group of members of the Women’s Institute in Yorkshire, England, who prepare and publicize an unusual “alternative calendar” to raise funds for a purpose they believe in. 301-932-6819; ptplayers.com $


Other upcoming events include:

OCCASIONS BOUTIQUE SIP AND SHOP HAPPY HOUR, 70 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Stop by every Thursday for beverages, snacks and discounts. 443-968-8333; https://www.facebook.com/occasionsprincefrederick/ $

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. International Museum Day has been celebrated all over the world since 1977. The museum will be open and free to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com

FARMERS MARKET & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN, North Beach Boardwalk, North Beach. 6-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 5. This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, baked goods, cut flowers and bedding plants. Sample wines from Calvert County wineries and purchase by the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy viewing some of the coolest vehicles in the area. 301-855-6681; northbeachmd.org $

AMISH FARMERS MARKET, Charlotte Hall Library parking lot, routes 5 and 6, Charlotte Hall. Popular “mostly Amish” farmers market featuring a variety of seasonal produce, flowers, baked and canned goods, locally produced wine and whiskies, and more. Monday-Saturday, mid-April to late November. 240-309-4021, visitstmarysmd.com/food-drink/detail/north-st.-marys-county-farmers-market $

PATRIOTS DAY, Maryland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway, Newburg. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19. Free admission. Free parking. Amusements, Bucket List Band, Buffalo Soldiers, Calvert/Arundel Swordsman, Crabby Hog food vendor, Daughters of the American Revolution, numerous exhibits and family fun. 301-932-1900; mdvets.cc

COSMIC SYMPHONY SEASON FINALE, Patuxent Presbyterian Church, California at 7 p.m. May 19; and 5 p.m. May 20 at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick campus. “Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs” starring Kevin Short, bass-baritone, and Marsha Thompson, soprano, and also featuring the Carter Legacy Singers. cosmicsymphony.org for updates, details and tickets. $

LA PLATA FARMERS MARKET, parking lot behind Charles County Courthouse off Washington Avenue, La Plata. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Open seasonally the first Saturday in April and the last Wednesday or Saturday in October (whichever is later). Fee to purchase items. Find seasonal locally grown produce, fresh eggs, fresh homemade goods, home-grown plants and flowers, local artists’ creations, mobile food trucks and more. Call 301-934-8421, townoflaplata.org $

TRIATHLON, Smallwood State Park, Marbury. General Smallwood Olympic and Sprint Triathlon. Virginia/Maryland Triathlon Series. 8 a.m. May 19. https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/MD/Marbury/GeneralSmallwoodTriathlonFestival#event-194936 $

SATURDAY STORYTIME, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays. Stories, rhymes, songs and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers. 301-884-2211; stmalib.org

CALVERT LIBRARY STORYTIME, Fairview Library at 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings and Prince Frederick Library at 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Storytime is for families with children of multiple ages. During the 45-minute class, children develop language and build vocabulary through various storytelling styles, songs and movement. For children up to 5 years old. 410-257-2101, 410-535-0291

FAIRIES IN THE GARDEN EXHIBIT, Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. The outdoor exhibit is in the Fairy Lolly and Demas Family Discovery Garden. Show runs through May 28. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-326-4640; http://www.annmariegarden.org $

WANTED: FOSSIL HUNTERS, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Fossil Field Experience programs are Saturdays, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. The program begins at the Cove Point Lighthouse at 9 a.m. Participants learn how to find and identify fossils with the assistance of a trained expert. Enjoy time on the beach until 11:30 a.m. Bring a bag lunch or eat at one of the many local restaurants. The program continues at 1 p.m. at the museum where participants can discuss fossil finds and explore the Paleontology Hall. Fee is $20 per person, ages 8 and older, and includes museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. 410-326-2042, ext. 41; www.bit.ly//FossilFieldExperience $

CRAFT SHOP GUILD, 26005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19. Join the shop on the third Saturday of each month. Fresh baked goods and locally made items for sale, as well as local artists on-site to talk about and answer any questions about their craft ware. 301-997-1644; craftguildshop.net $

STAR PARTY, Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollowood. 9-11 p.m. May 19. Grab your picnic blanket, telescope (if you have one) and join the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society at Sotterley for a night of stargazing. Weather dependent. Free. 301-373-2280; sotterley.org

COASTAL ARTS MARKET, Leonardtown Wharf Park, Washington St., Leonardtown. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. coastalartsmarket.com $

KALNASY CONCERT SERIES, St. Aloysius Church, 22880 Washington St., Leonardtown. 3 p.m. May 20. Chorus Reginae Angelorum, under the direction of Jonathan Hellerman, will feature beautiful sacred and secular music of Josquin Dr Prez, William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, David Beaubien and more. This volunteer choir based in St. Mary’s County specializes in the performance of polyphonic music from the Renaissance period. keyofgmh@gmail.com

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico. 1:30-5 p.m. May 20. 24th annual event with strawberry desserts, shortcake, ice cream and strawberry pies. Barbecue, live music with The Bushmill Band and Folk Salad, artists and crafters. 301-904-2532; 301-884-3451 $

ST. MARY’S TRIATHLON, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 16721 Point Lookout Road, St. Mary’s City. 8 a.m. May 20. Athletes compete in this U.S. Triathlon-sanctioned event. 757-570-9934; vtsmts.com/stmarysinternational

CALVERT EATS LOCAL, Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 7-8:30 p.m. May 21. Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, good ideas and great food. 410-535-0291; calvert.lib.md.us

SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS, Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Home baseball games May 21-27. 301-638-9788; somdbluecrabs.com $


Planning Ahead?

HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR, Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage, several locations in the Leonardtown/Newtowne Neck area. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26. Locations include Dragonfly, Taylor’s House, Redbud Thicket, St. Francis Xavier Church and Newtowne Manor House, Minipany, Pennysworth and Port of Leonardtown Winery. Advance tickets are $35. Tickets are $40 at the door, available at all locations on the tour. Cash and check only on the day of the tour. Visit individual locations at $15 each. Boxed lunches available for $15 if preordered by May 12 at 301-475-7974. Tour will be held rain or shine. 301-861-6112; mhgp.org $

DOWNTOWN TUNES, Leonardtown Square, 22735 Washington St., Leonardtown. 6-9 p.m. May 26. Free concert series that features a variety of music genres including jazz, country, bluegrass, acoustic and rock-n-roll performed by local artists. Bring a chair or blanket. Explore downtown restaurants and shops. Rain dates are the day after the originally scheduled date. Downtown restaurants will be open before and during the shows, and many of the surrounding local businesses will stay open until 6 p.m. to allow for browsing and buying before the concerts start. 301-475-9791; leonardtown.somd.com

STARS AND STRIPES FESTIVAL, Veterans Memorial Park, routes 260 and 261, Chesapeake Beach. May 26-28. 10 a.m. May 26 opening ceremony. Music selections by the U.S. Naval Academy Band Wind Quintet. National anthem and other patriotic selections by Dana & Jeremy. Keynote speaker Dr. Hal “Toby” Raper, portraying President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Late-afternoon reception. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27 Family Fun Day at Kellam’s Field, Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach. Noon free community picnic lunch sponsored by American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, while supplies last. 1:30 p.m. Blusion Band. Free arts, crafts, games and moon bounces for the kids and non-profit tent featuring local organizations and those that focus on military personnel and their families. 10 a.m. May 28 Memorial Day ceremony. 410-257-2230, 301-855-8398

ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT CLASS, The Apple Basket, 27056 Mount Zion Road, Mechanicsville. Three advanced paint classes will be offered. Classes will be held 9 a.m. May 26, 9 a.m. June 2 and 9 a.m. July 21. 301-884-8118; applebasketantiques.com $

MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, Summerseat Farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. Noon-6 p.m. May 27. Event will recognize current and veteran military members. Confederate and Union Veterans Civil War Encampment, 1800s cooking and outdoor living, Boy Scout demonstrations, music, hayrides, speakers, history exhibits, storytelling, children’s activities and crafts, and a chance to feed our farm animals. Bring a chair or blanket. Food and beverages available for sale. $15 per family. Current and veteran military families free. 240-298-6072; summerseat.org $

JAKE OWEN AND CHRIS JANSON CONCERT, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. June 1. Gates open at 4 p.m. Standing-room-only tickets have just been released. Chairs and coolers are not permitted. Tickets are $35 to $68 and on sale now at calvertmarinemuseum.ticketforce.com or by calling 1-800-787-9454.

FIRST FRIDAY, Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown shopping centers. 5-8 p.m. June 1. Leonardtown’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials. Visitors can enjoy an evening of live entertainment, demos, receptions, hands-on activities and promotions. 301-475-9791; firstfridaysleonardtown.com

HERITAGE DAY, St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2. Discover St. Clement’s Island State Park and its history as the site of Maryland’s first colonial landing in 1634. Free event invites everyone to visit the museum as well as boat rides to the island for a day of history, fun activities, interesting exhibitor and scenic waterside vistas. 301-769-2222; stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums

HISTORIC SUNSET SUPPER CRUISES, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 5-7:30 p.m. June 2, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. Climb aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a 90-minute cruise through history, followed by a light supper. After the cruise, participants will return to the museum for a short presentation and a light supper prepared by No Thyme To Cook. Guests are invited to bring their own libations. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve a spot by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or emailing Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

CALVERT GREEN EXPO AND CRAFT FAIR, Annmarie Garden, 13470 Dowell Road, Solomons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2. Green businesses and services, arts and crafts, workshops, children’s activities, food and drink. Explore more than 100 booths and talk with leaders and educators in green living. 410-326-4640; http://www.annmariegarden.org

POKER RUN, stop locations include The Tavern, Heavy Hitters, Seabreeze, Toot’s Bar and Buckets. Noon-4 p.m. June 9. Chris Bowen and Heather Scott announce the 13th annual Poker Run Helping the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. The event is sponsored by Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby. Registration is from 10:30-11:59 pm at Buckets. The after party begins at 4 p.m. at Buckets and will feature a live auction, food, music by DJ Rick, door prizes, raffles, free giveaways and beer specials. The committee is still looking for donations of silent auction items and giveaways. $20 per driver, $10 per passenger, $10 for after party and $5 for an extra card. Rain date June 23. 443-532-8343, 410-610-8363; calvertpokerrun@yahoo.com

VA BENEFITS SEMINAR, The Space, 96 Central Square Drive, Prince Frederick. 1-2:30 p.m. June 12. Representatives from the Veterans Administration will conduct a VA benefits educational seminar. Calvert Hospice will provide refreshments. The seminar is free. The seminar will include discussion about eligibility for veterans benefits and types of benefits (financial payments, long-term care, home care, funeral expenses, and medical equipment). For the first time, Calvert Hospice also able to offer participants an opportunity to meet with VBA representatives in one-on-one consultations. Consultations need to be scheduled ahead of time, so call early to schedule an appointment. Contact Peggy Braham at 410-535-0892 or email pbraham@calverthospice.org for more information or to schedule a free one-on-one consultation with a representative.

FATHERS DAY CRUISES, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17 and 5-6:30 p.m. June 17. Advanced registration required by June 14. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION, St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks offers a variety of summer camps for children 3½ through rising 10th-graders. Summer Fun Day Camps begin the week of June 18 and run for one-week sessions through Aug. 17. Most Summer Fun Day Camps are $140 per week unless otherwise specified; $175 and $200. Fun Camps run Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp Keepers (extended care) is available from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. for $15 per session (a.m. or p.m.) per week. Fun Camp locations include Hollywood Recreation Center, Carver Recreation Center, Elms Beach, Chancellor’s Run Regional Park and Margaret Brent Recreation Center. 301-475-4200, ext. *1800; stmarysmd.com/recreate $

CMM SUMMER CAMPS, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Keep children of all ages engaged during the long, lazy days of summer and sign up for summer camps at the museum. There are great options for children entering first through ninth grade. Week-long and three-day mini-camps are both fun and educational, ranging from paleontology to critter camp. The 2018 summer camps are open for registration at www.bit.ly//SummerCampsCMM. Junior Paleontologist for children entering grades 6-8, June 18-22. Coroplast Boat Building Three Day Mini Camps for children entering grades 7-9, June 25-27 and Aug. 14-16. Junior Docent Training for children entering grades 8-9, June 25-29. Shark Frenzy! Camp for children entering grades 1-3, July 9-13; Guardians of the Estuary for children entering grades 4-6, July 16-20. Critter Camp for children entering grades 1-3, July 30-Aug. 3. Juniors Explorers Camp for children entering grades 4-6, Aug. 6-10. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR MUSEUM, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. The museum houses artifacts and simulators, films and books spanning the history of naval aviation, as well as 22 one-of-a-kind aircraft. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for active duty military (with ID) and dependents, seniors (55 and older), $4 for kids 5-12; children 4 and younger are free. paxmuseum.org $

PORT TOBACCO HISTORIC VILLAGE, 8430 Commerce St., Port Tobacco. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (last tour at 3:30 p.m.). Free. Tour Port Tobacco and discover the historic village. Settled in 1634, Port Tobacco was once Maryland’s second largest seaport and was listed on early world maps. The town served as the county seat from 1727 to 1895, but its history extends from the prehistoric Native American inhabitants of Potopaco to the current residents of the town. The story of Port Tobacco is fascinating. “It includes Native Americans, missionaries, colonists, revolutionaries, assassins, spies, slaves, merchants, farmers, an arsonist and everyone in between,” according to Charles County literature. Learn more about the facts and legends of Historic Port Tobacco Village, including one of Maryland’s oldest ghost stories, The Legend of the Blue Dog. 301-392-3418; http://www.charlescountymd.gov/tourism

DINOSAURS OF MARYLAND, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Showcases the diversity and history of Maryland fossils from the age of dinosaurs. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, military with valid I.D., AAA and AARP members, and $4 for children 5-12; children younger than 5 and museum members are free.

OPEN BARN AT GREENWELL, Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood. On the first Saturday morning of the month, meet with Greenwell’s horses, watch riding lessons, and learn about the Greenwell Foundation’s equestrian programs. Free. 301-373-9775; greenwellfoundation.org

WEED WARRIORS AND TRAILS GROUPS, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust continues to stay involved in trail development and maintenance in Southern Maryland. 301-862-3421; Patuxent-Tidewater.org; info@patuxent-tidewater.org

PIRATES: FACT VS. FICTION, Historic St. Mary’s City. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16. Registration is now open for the Pirates: Fact vs. Fiction day camp at Historic St. Mary’s City, where children will learn the truth behind the myths and legends of piracy in the 1600s and 1700s. This day camp/workshop is filled with hands-on activities that will explain pirate life, punishments and weaponry. The program is designed for children 11-14. The cost is $30 per child ($25 for Friends members). Space is limited, and registration is required and closes June 9. 240-895-4980; info@HSMCdigshistory.org $

KIDS PIRATE PIZZA CRUISE, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30. Dress like a pirate, eat pizza and cruise around the Patuxent River. Advanced registration required by June 27. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

Local Art Galleries:

CALVART GALLERY, 110 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Current exhibit, “Chesapeake Bay,” runs through June 3. 410-535-9252; calvartgallery.com

CARMEN’S GALLERY, 14550 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Carmen’s Gallery offers a variety of paintings, jewelry, crafts and artwear by a constantly evolving group of artists. Gallery brings in new works every few weeks, along with receptions for highlighted artists. For information on new works, stop in at the gallery and see them for yourself. 410-326-2549; carmensgallery.com $

NORTH END GALLERY, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. “Precious” exhibit runs during May and features work from Parran Collery, Sarah Houde and Kennedi Milan. Gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 301-475-3130; northendgallery.com

OPAL FINE ART GALLERY, 41625 Park Ave., Leonardtown, just off the Leonardtown Square. Off the Jewelers Bench show runs through May 26. Invitational show features the work of selected jewelers dedicated to original handmade, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition art jewelry. See the work of artists Bud Adams, Cristina Caguin, Chris Donaldson, Barbara Hance, Julie Jernigan, Laura Lisak, Kennedi Milan, Nancy Parker, Terri Powell, Deb Sams and Cynthia Rosenblatt. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. First Fridays. 302-438-1629; facebook.com/OpalFineArts $

MATTAWOMAN CREEK ART CENTER, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Current exhibit is the 24th annual All-Media Juried Exhibition through June 3. From June 8-July 8, “Light of the Caribbean.” The gallery (art for sale) and gift shop are open Fridays-Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 301-743-5159 (office is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday); mattawomanart.org, mattawomanart@aol.com; Facebook.com/mattawomanart/


Volunteers wanted

Are you looking for something new, fun and exciting? How about something old and full of stories? Does history, archaeology or the great outdoors call your name? Then join the Historic St. Mary’s City family and become a volunteer. From the costume shop to archaeology, from the Maryland Dove to gardening, there’s something here for everyone of all ages and skillsets. Not sure you have a valuable skillset to offer? Nonsense, everyone here is constantly learning new and different things, and onsite training is always given. For more information and the volunteer application, contact the volunteer and membership coordinator at JackieH@DigsHistory.org.