Weekly Events

Check out the many exciting events happening around Southern Maryland this weekend and throughout October! Be sure to check back weekly for updates of local happenings.

The spotlight will be on Leonardtown this weekend, as the Rotary Club presents the 52nd annual U.S. Oyster Festival

The two-day event will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds at 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 21.

Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay and watch the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off. The event is known for its seafood and exhibition of cultural activities surrounding oysters and the waterman’s way of life.

The popular festival includes live music, food and beverages, arts and crafts, and lots of family entertainment. Oyster shuckers from all over the country compete for the chance to represent the U.S. at the world oyster shucking championship in Galway, Ireland. Cooks compete in the National Oyster Cook-Off.

Southern Maryland-This is Living magazine will be there. Please stop by our table, grab some candy and a complimentary copy of our latest issue, and say hello! It’s always enjoyable to meet our readers or introduce new people to our publication. We would love to see you!

Admission to the festival is $10 per person and children 12 and younger are admitted free. 301-863-5015; usoysterfest.com $

 

Here are other events in the region:

CRAB FEAST, Captain Billy’s Crab House, 11495 Popes Creek Road, Newburg. 2-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Guests will enjoy their choice of platters or all-you-can-eat crabs. Proceeds benefit the Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health. crmcfoundation.org/event-details.cfm?eID=51 $

BOWLES FARM CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN FARM, Bowles Farm, 22880 Budds Creek Road, Clements. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays until Oct. 28. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. Weekdays by appointment (school groups, etc.). Corn maze, petting zoo, wagon rides, mini straw maze, corn box, pumpkins, food and lots of family fun. 301-475-2139; bowlesfarm.com $

FORREST HALL FARM CRAZY CORN MAZE, Forrest Hall Farm, 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Weekdays by appointment. Family fun on the farm. Maze, hayride, farm animals and activities. Relax in the children’s play and picnic area. Farm shop open for fresh produce, gifts and baked goods. Group discounts. 301-884-3086; forresthallfarm.com $

THE NEWTOWNE PLAYERS, Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Through Oct. 21. “Wait Until Dark,” written by Frederick Knott and directed by D.J. Lavery, is a suspense-filled thriller set in New York in the 1960s. The character Susy is a newly blind woman whose husband brings home a doll from a business trip which, unbeknownst to him, is home to something very valuable to some unsavory characters who are hell-bent on getting it back. This play matches the criminal intentions of these characters against what should be a very vulnerable woman — but she has a few things in mind that will even the playing field with the help of a neighbor. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors older than 65 and members of the military, $10 for children 12 and younger, and $10 on Thursdays. 301-737-5447; newtowneplayers.org $

LOW LILY CONCERT, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Presented by the Maritime Performance Series, this string and vocal trio explores the roots and branches of American folk music. Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen and Lissa Schneckenburger are masterful players with deep and Old Time Appalachian sounds. Tickets are $20 online; $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale. 41-0-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com, www.bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts $

HAWKTOBERFEST, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City. Oct. 19-21. Event attracts visitors to the college’s waterfront campus for a weekend of festive fall activities, comprised of a variety of free and low-cost events for community members, students and their families, and the college community. Taste of Southern Maryland 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19; Petruccelli 5K 8 a.m. race start Oct. 20; Liberal Arts in Action 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:15 a.m. Oct. 20; St. Mary’s River cruises 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Oct. 20; Kids’ Corner 1:30-5 p.m. Oct. 20; Bamboo Boat Race 4-5 p.m. Oct. 20; crab feast 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20; and brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21. smcm.edu/events/hawktoberfest $

TRICK OR TREAT, Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 20. Trick or treating at local businesses, pet costume contest and face painting. 301-475-9791; leonardtown.somd.com

BLUE CRABS BEER, FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20. A group of people passionate about locally prepared food, beer, wine and distilled liquor have created this first-ever event sponsored by Crabby Hog and PeakeNet Broadband. VIP admission is $50 per ticket; general admission is $25 per tickets. bluecrabsbeerfest.com $

BLAINE WHORL 5K, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20. Open to the public. $30 to participate. Course is 3.1 miles. smrhs.org $

CRAFT SHOP GUILD, 26005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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. 301-997-1644; craftguildshop.net $

MANGA ART SHOW AND COSPLAY PARTY, Twin Beaches Library, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Enjoy the art and camaraderie of the Manga group during this cosplay artist party. Costumes optional. 410-257-2411; calvertlibrary.info

LECTURE, Chesapeake Building, Commissioners Meeting Room, Leonardtown. 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Dr. Ralph Eshelman will present a lecture, “Sinking Lands and Rising Seas; Climate Change and Evolution of the Chesapeake Bay.” He will discuss land subsidence, sea level rise, wave erosion and briefly the expansion and decline of continental ice (most of which is in Antarctica) that has affected sea level in the past and what this means for the future. Discussion includes the effect on archeological sites, including historic structures, graveyards and pre-historic sites.

 

Ongoing

MOUNT AVENTINE OPEN HOUSE, Chapman State Park, Mount Aventine, 3452 Ferry Place (off Route 210, Chapman’s Landing Road), Indian Head. 1-4 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 28. Free (donations appreciated). Tour the Mount Aventine manor house of a prominent tidewater family who first occupied the site in the 1750s, take a hike on one of the nature trails, view the new environmental display at the Mount Aventine visitors center, or simply enjoy the view of the sweeping landscape of the Potomac River. The venue offers many special seasonal events (fees and registration vary) including guided nature walks, history talks, special guests and children’s activities. friendsofchapmansp.org, dnr.state.md/publiclands/southern/chapman.asp or Facebook.com/FriendsOfChapmanStatePark

SMALLWOOD RETREAT HOUSE OPEN HOUSE, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sundays. Enjoy a guided tour of the Retreat House and tobacco barn to learn about General William Smallwood and life on Mattawoman Creek in the 18th century. On the third Sunday, Colonial Foodways Guild does cooking demonstrations in the kitchen. Sunday morning hikes are offered 10-11 a.m. at the Discovery Center. Start Sunday with a group hike. Learn about trees, wildlife and the park’s environment. Sunday animal feedings at 3 p.m. at the Discovery Center. Learn about the animals and what it takes to keep them happy and healthy. 301-743-7613

MAXWELL HALL OPEN HOUSE, Maxwell Hall, 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville. 1-4 p.m. every Sunday in October. The Friends of Maxwell Hall and Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism co-sponsor the open houses. Free, but donations appreciated. Tour the Colonial home of a prominent merchant family who built the house in 1768, enjoy the various gardens throughout the property, take a hike on one of the nature trails, view the information displays on the War of 1812 or simply enjoy the peaceful country surroundings of Swanson Creek and the Patuxent River. friendsofmh.com

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; explorecharlescounty.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 $

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 age 5. 410-257-2101, 410-535-0291; calvert.lib.md.us

DINOSAURS OF MARYLAND, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. 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.

ENTRIES FOR 2018 VETERANS DAY PARADE, registration is now open for those wishing to participate in the 43rd annual Veterans Day parade in Leonardtown. Floats, bands, schools, Scouts, clubs, cheerleaders, bikes, vintage cars and horses are some of the entries which will be allowed to take part. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. leonardtown.somd.com/events/VetDay.pdf

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

 

Planning ahead?

CSM CHILDREN’S THEATRE, College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 7 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27. “Frankenstein” will be performed. $7 adults and seniors, $5 youth of high school age and younger. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu $

HALLOWEEN IN THE GARDEN, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell Road, Solomons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct 27. Trick-or-treating parade. The community will come together for the 19th year to create this safe and family-friendly Halloween activity. Kids and their families are invited to visit more than 70 booths collecting treats and small gifts from local businesses and community organizations. Creative and interactive booths line Annmarie’s Wooded Path. Admission is $2 per person and will benefit local charities, including the American Legion’s Holiday Food Basket Program and the Annmarie Scholarship Fund. Trick-or-treating bags will be provided courtesy of Dominion Energy. A fast pass for $5 per person is available in advance annmariegarden.org to avoid the wait in the general admission line. 410-326-4640; annmarie.org $

LADY BALTIMORE BALL, St. Mary’s City. Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation will host an evening of food, drink and dancing at the Haunted 1676 State House on Oct. 27. Tickets are $125 per person and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as a photo booth to commemorate your evening fun. Festivities will feature music from DJ Marc Shubrooks, a silent auction, a juggler and entertainment from a fortune-teller. Evening attire requested, and costumes are encouraged. All proceeds benefit Historic St Mary’s City Museum’s research and educational programs. For information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Porzia Purves at porziap@digshistory.org or Mary Bohanan at MaryB@digshistory.org. 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634; info@HSMCDigsHistory.org $  

PING VOCAL ENSEMBLE, Historic St. Mary’s City, Brick Chapel of 1667. 3 p.m. Oct. 27.  Join St. Mary’s College of Maryland vocal ensemble PING as they present a brief concert. Admission is free and open to the public. The PING performance, under the direction of professor Larry Vote, will feature music by Charles Villiers Stanford, John Tavener, Herbert Howells and Jake Rudestat. Attendees should park in the visitor center parking area and are advised to check in at the visitor center prior to walking to the chapel. 240-895-4990; Info@HSMCdigsHistory.org

BLUEGRASS FOR HOSPICE, Flat Iron Farm, Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills. Noon-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Gates open at 11 a.m. Featuring Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Traveling Highlanders, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Dixie Ramblers, 15 Strings and Joey Tippett & the California Ramblers. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Vendor spaces available. 301-737-3004; bluegrassforhospice.com $

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH, North Beach Waterfront. Register for the children’s costume contest from 2:15-3 p.m. on the boardwalk pavilion. Trick-or-treat at local businesses 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Drive-in movie will be shown at dusk, “The Addams Family.” northbeachmd.org

HOUND OF THE TOWN, North Beach. A costume parade for dogs on the boardwalk. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 27. Proceeds benefit Calvert Animal Welfare League. 410-535-9300, 301-855-6681

FALL BRIDAL SHOW, Mary’s Hope on Church Cove, 18050 Church Cove Lane, St. Inigoes. Mary’s Hope was built in 1893. Site is available for weddings, receptions, parties, reunions and meetings. Noon-3 p.m. Oct 28. 301-904-1078, 301-686-8502; suziraley@yahoo.com; marys-hope.com

INVASION! THE WAR OF 1812, Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. Learn more about how Point Lookout was involved in the War of 1812 and a target of British raids. Experience American and British camps, period weapon demonstrations, drills and other living history programs throughout the day. While this event is free and open to the public, there is a service fee charge to enter Point Lookout State Park. 301-872-5688. $

DINNER & CRUISE, St. Clement’s Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant. 2-6 p.m. Oct. 28. Starts and ends at Morris Point Restaurant, 38869 Morris Point Road, Abell. Enjoy the crisp fall air and the colors of the season from the water with a fun afternoon and evening of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island water taxi, cocktail reception at St. Clement’s Island Museum and dinner at Morris Point. Tickets are $45 per person and include the boat ride, cocktail reception, dinner at Morris Point and one alcoholic beverage with dinner. Twenty-person limit. RSVP at 301-769-2222. When making reservation, chose an entrée: choices are crab cake; seafood combination (broiled or fried), choose any two (crab cake, shrimp, scallops, soft shell crab, or fish); or chicken and pasta dinner. All meals include two sides and one drink beer or wine. www.facebook.com/events/293084241510806/ or facebook.com/SCIMuseum $

TRICK-OR-TROT, Potter Heating & Electric, 6 Irongate Drive, Waldorf. 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Sponsored by The Arc Southern Maryland. 1K at 1 p.m. and 5K at 2 p.m. Costume contest at 1:45 p.m. Games and scavenger hunts. Fun for all ages and abilities. Proceeds support people with developmental disabilities. Free for children 12 and younger. Register at arcsomd.org/trot $

VOLUNTEER FAIR, North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 1. Hosted by the Nonprofit Institute and North Point HS PTSO, the fair brings together people who are eager to volunteer and organizations offering opportunities to get involved in the community. Vendor registration is free and open for nonprofits, civic organizations and government agencies. csmd.edu/community/institutes/nonprofit-institute/volunteer/A

SOTTERLEY SPEAKER SERIES, Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. Nov. 1. Tours of the Manor House and Slave Cabin 4 and 5 p.m.; speaker series with Joe McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project “Sleeping in Slave Dwellings and Changing the Narrative” 7 p.m.; and fireside chat with McGill at 8 p.m. Call for reservations for tours and the speaker series. Free to the public, but space is limited. 301-373-2280; sotterley.org

FIRST FRIDAY, Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown shopping centers. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2. Leonardtown’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials. 301-475-9791; firstfridaysleonardtown.com

SUMMERSEAT FARM ARTISAN MARKET, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. Find all things handmade, homemade, homegrown, vintage and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3. Rain or shine. Free admission and free parking. 301-373-6607; summerseat.org $

MAKER’S MARKET, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3. Find handmade, homemade or homegrown products, crafts, hanging baskets, organic skincare products, produce, cut flowers, baked goods, batik and fleece clothing, handmade soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folk art, handmade gifts and more. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org $

CHURCH DINNER, Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 3. All Faith Episcopal Church will host its annual fall dinner. The meal features fried oysters, stuffed ham, fried chicken, side dishes and drinks. The dinner is $25 for adults and $12 for children 8 and younger. Carry-out dinners available for $25 each. A silent auction and baked goods will be featured.  Proceeds are dedicated to the maintenance of the historic church, which is 251 years old. The parish of All Faith was established in 1692 and has been a centerpiece of the community for 326 years. 301-884-3773; AllFaithChurch1692@gmail.com; allfaithchurch.com $

OPEN BARN, Greenwell State Park, 25440 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood. Every first Saturday morning meet horses, watch riding lessons and learn about the Greenwell Foundation’s equestrian programs. Free. 9 a.m.-noon first Saturdays of the month. 301-373- 9775; greenwellfoundation.org

BOOK DISCUSSIONS, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5. 301-863-8188, 301-884-2211; stmalib.org

SOUTHERN MARYLAND MATH CIRCLE, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Math Circle provides fun, fascinating math activities to middle and high school students (and their families). Run by the faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the monthly gathering is sure to inspire a love of mathematical exploration to everyone who comes. Snacks will be provided. No registration required. 301-863-8188; stmalib.org

VONNEGUT COMEDY, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Montgomery Hall, Bruce Davis Theater, St. Mary’s City. 8 p.m. Nov. 14-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Theater, Film and Media Studies presents Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s black comedy “Happy Birthday, Wanda June.” Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. To make reservations, email boxoffice@smcm.edu or call 240-895-4243. “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” is playwright Vonnegut’s prescient riff on toxic masculinity, as seen through the lens of late-1960s America, a time of political and cultural turmoil. Written in 1971, the play introduces us to big-game hunter and war hero Harold Ryan, presumed dead for many years, who returns home like Odysseus to an America he no longer recognizes and a wife, Penelope, who’s started a new life. 240-895-4243; smcm.edu $

PIZZA & PICASSO, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. AR Workshop will lead a creative and crafty art class. Join the group for some painting and pizza. Ages 13-18. Registration required. 301-884-2211; stmalib.org

ANNUAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST, Kindness Matters is the theme for the annual International Peace Poster Contest. Students ages 11, 12 or 13 as of Nov. 15, 2018, are eligible. One winner will be selected from each school in St. Mary’s County, including one winner from the home-school community. Each winner will go to the district contest. The deadline for entries is Oct. 28. Sponsored by the Lions Club and St. Mary’s County Arts Council. lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/youth/peace-poster-contest/index.php

TEEN NIGHT, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15. Open for teens and tweens ages 11-18. Activities vary including special events, PC games, board games, Wii and craft projects. Hang out, bring friends. Walk-ins welcome. 301-863-8188; stmalib.org

VOICES READING SERIES, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary’s City. 8:15 p.m. Nov. 15. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Native American scholar and poet N. Scott Momaday. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series and the Theater, Film, and Media Studies department, is free of charge and open to the public. Momaday has been hailed as “the dean of American Indian writers” by The New York Times. 240-895-2045; smcm.edu

TREE OF LIFE CEREMONY, Charles Regional Medical Center, Garrett Avenue, La Plata. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Join the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation in illuminating the ceremonial Christmas Tree of Life and luminaries in the healing garden to honor 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. To purchase a light, luminary or angel, call 301-609-4132 or go to crmcfoundation.org.

FIRST FREE FRIDAY, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7. The museum and Drum Point Lighthouse are open and free to the public with docents in every gallery. Enjoy 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com

 

Local art galleries and art events

FALL ART SHOW, Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Charles County Arts Alliance multi-media fall show. Meet the Artists reception 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27. 301-392-5900; infocharlescountyarts.org

ANNMARIE EXHIBIT, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. Jane Rowe, Charlie Hewitt, Bud Adams and Carolyn Egeli will exhibit their work in the Kay Daugherty Mezzanine. “The Spotlight Series: Celebrating the Legacy of the Creative Arts Forum” is a new program and is created in memory of Kay Daugherty, who nurtured and supported artists throughout her life. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org

ARTWORKS @ 7th, 8905 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-286-5278; artworksat7th.com

CALVART GALLERY, 110 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 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

MATTAWOMAN CREEK ART CENTER, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. 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). 301-743-5159; mattawomanart.org, mattawomanart@aol.com; Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

MEDART GALLERIES, 10735 Town Center Blvd. Suite 1, Dunkirk. 410-257-6616; medartgalleries.com

NORTH END GALLERY, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “Portrait of St. Mary’s” by artist Nicole Stewart will be featured through Oct. 28. 301-475-3130; northendgallery.com

OPAL FINE ART GALLERY, 41625 Park Ave., Leonardtown, just off the Leonardtown Square. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. First Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. New show features Robert Ford, Iris Grundler, Deb Sams and Marie-Anne Crowe. 302-438-1629; facebook.com/OpalFineArts $

OPEN LUNCH SOCIAL, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, 22660 Washington St., Leonardtown. Noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday. Join the council during lunchtime to meet new people and learn about exciting upcoming arts-related events in the community. All are welcome, bring lunch and drop in as you like. 240-309-4061; stmarysartscouncil.com

 

Buy local

AMISH FARMERS MARKET, Charlotte Hall Library parking lot, routes 5 and 6, Charlotte Hall. Popular “mostly Amish” farmers market featuring 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 $

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 the first Saturday in April until the last Wednesday or Saturday in October (whichever is later). Fee to purchase items. Find seasonal 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 $

WALDORF FARMERS MARKET, 10400 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through November. Seasonal produce, flowers, eggs, jams and other items. 301-934-8571; facebook.com/Waldorf-Farmers-Market-157000144324225/ $

HOME GROWN FARM MARKET, 21078 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. facebook.com/homegrownfarmmarket $

CALIFORNIA FARMERS MARKET, 22810 Three Notch Road, California. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through mid-November. The market includes seasonal produce, fruit, herbs, bread, flowers and baked goods. 301-247-1002 $

INDIAN HEAD FARMERS MARKET, Indian Head Village Green, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Thursdays through the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 301-743-5511; townofindianhead.org $

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