Weekly Events

Check out local Southern Maryland happenings!

Looks like another busy weekend on tap in Southern Maryland. There are some really great events on the calendar, so get out of the house and get busy having some fun and making the most out of your summer!

Head to LEONARDTOWN’S FIRST FRIDAY celebration throughout town. It will be held 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4. This Rockin’ First Friday will feature The Lucky Few playing music on the Square. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and some friends. For information, call 301-475-9791 or visit leonardtown.somd.com.

Also on Friday night, USO Night will be held from 6-9 p.m. in Solomons. Salute, honor and remember World War II at the “Cradle of Invasion” event at The Gazebo on the Riverwalk. For more information, email director@circleofangels.org or call 443-964-1942.

The GOVERNOR’S CUP YACHT RACE will end in St. Mary’s City Aug. 5. It’s the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. This race starts in Annapolis on Friday night and ends in St. Mary’s City on Saturday morning. Call 240-895-3081 or go to smcm.edu.

The WARRIOR DASH will be held Aug. 5 at 27963 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville. Warrior Dash is a 5K obstacle race than anyone can conquer. Registration required. warriordash.com/location/2017-warrior-dash-maryland. $

Leonardtown’s famous BEACH PARTY ON THE SQUARE will take place on Washington St. from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 5. It’s a free end-of-summer, family event. Entertainment includes a live band, sand volleyball, fire truck hose-downs, contests, kayaking, face painting, The Running of the Balls, strolling performers and more! Call 301-475-9791 or visit leonardtown.somd.com for information.

CSM SUMMER CONCERT ON THE LAWN will feature Horizon at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus lawn at the intersection of Route 5 and Hollywood-Leonardtown Road. The band will play upbeat dance music from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 6. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. Settle down in the shade and enjoy. Call 301-934-7828 or go to csmd.edu/arts.

An ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DENVER ARTIST JOAN FULLERTON will be offered Aug. 6-9 at carmen’s gallery on Solomons Island. Any level painter. Call 410-326-2549 or email info@carmensgallery.com. Workshop is $550.

The kids might be interested in the PARENT/TWEEN SUMMER BOOK MEET-UP to be held Aug. 7: Calvert Library Fairview Branch; Aug. 8: Calvert Library Prince Frederick; Aug. 10: Calvert Library Southern Branch. Parents and tweens (entering grades 5-7) will meet up to talk about “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker. “Pax” is the story of a boy and his best friend, who just happens to be a fox. After being forced to give up his pet fox, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back. Call 410-257-2411 or go to calvertlibrary.info.

The CALVERT LIBRARY SUMMER FUN PERFORMANCE will feature magician Mike Rose. Aug. 8 10-11 a.m.: Northeast Community Center; Aug. 8 2-3 p.m.: Dunkirk Firehouse; Aug. 9 10-11 a.m.: Patuxent-Appeal Campus Primary Building; Aug. 9 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.: Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Rose presents a magic show that is like no other. His new show, “Magician at Work!” consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy all themed around construction, building and architecture. And the show features lots of audience participation, too. Don’t miss it! For kids of all ages.

CHARACTER DAY will be held from noon-3 p.m. Aug. 7 at Chesapeake Beach Water Park in Chesapeake Beach. What better place to meet your favorite super heroes. Spend a day at the water park with your child and make new memories. Character Days are fun and exciting for children of all ages. Call 410-257-1404 or visit chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com. $

You’ll want to learn all about SAFE ECLIPSE VIEWING from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 5 at the field behind Calvert Library Fairview Branch. Learn safe ways to view the upcoming eclipse. Astronomy Club member David Clark will teach viewers why it’s important not to look at the sun directly during an eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, as well as safe ways to enjoy it. Call 410- 257-2101.

If you are interested in astronomy, check out OUR SKY TONIGHT on Aug. 7 at the James E. Richmond Science Center at 5305 Piney Church Road in Waldorf. A free monthly planetarium sky show previews what is happening in the sky. Call 301-934-7464 or visit ccboe.com/sciencecenter.

On Aug. 8 check out the BAY BREEZE CONCERT FEATURING DAVE CHAPPELL BAND at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum at 4155 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy some roots rock music. Call 410-257-3892 or go to cbrm.org.

Don’t forget the College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s annual GOLF CLASSIC will be held Aug. 10 at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club. Call 301-934-7647.

AN EVENING IN THE VINEYARD will be held Aug. 10 at Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick to benefit Calvert Hospice. Visit calverthospice.orgfor ticket information.

A CONCERT ON THE PAVILION will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the North Beach Boardwalk in North Beach. 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Call 301-855-6681. Visit northbeachmd.org for information on events there.

LIL’ MARGARET’S BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held Aug. 11-12 at the Goddard Farm in Leonardtown. It’s a family-friendly festival with bluegrass music, home-cooked food, crafts, old cars and plenty of fun. Camp out or come for the day. Call 301-475-8191 or visit lilmargaretsbluegrass.wordpress.com. $

Reservations are recommended for SHAKESPEARE IN THE CITY at Historic St. Mary’s City on the State House Lawn at 47414 Old State House Road. Aug. 11-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary according to age. Military discounts are available. RSVP to 240-895-4990, email info@hsmcdigshistory.org or go to hsmcdigshistory.org. $