Monday Memory Tours
The public is invited to a free, guided tour of Point Farm, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, Mondays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; for information call 410-586-8501.
Recreation and Parks Summer Camps
A variety of summer camps are being offered, from summer day camps, including Central TREK (Teaching, Reaching, Enriching Kids) Camp for 6-10 year olds, PTO (Pre-Teen Only) Camps for 11-12 year olds, PLAY (Positive Learning Atmosphere for Youth) Camps for 3 ˝ - 5 year olds, New Horizons Camp for children with disabilities, Camp Inspire for children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sports camps, and new specialty camps including Fit N Swim, Unordinary Science, Explore Our Parks, Theater, Storybook, Photography and JumpBunch. Register at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate, at the Recreation & Parks office in Leonardtown or by mail to P.O. Box 653 Leonardtown, MD 20650. For information call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800 or 1801 or visit www.stmarysmd.com/docs/Summer-Camp-Preview.pdf .
Oscar Film Fest
A southern society girl turns a small Mississippi town upside down when she interviews the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Rated PG-13. Free. 2 p.m. June 8 at Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park. Snacks are provided. For information call 301-863-8188 or visit www.stmalib.org.
Heritage Day at St. Clement’s Island State Park
Visit the St. Clement’s Island Museum 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 and enjoy free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park for a day of history, scenic waterside vistas, heritage games, music, food and fun. The museum is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point. The museum and grounds are handicap accessible but the island is not. For information call 301-769-2222 or visit www.stmarysmd. com/recreate/museums. In the event of rain or high wind boat service will be canceled and exhibitors and elements of the program will be moved inside the museum.
Poker Run for Calvert Hospice
CJ's Backroom Saloon in Lusby hosts the 7th Annual Poker Run to benefit Calvert Hospice, 10:30 a.m. June 9. For information contact Heather Scott at 410-610-8363 or Chris Bowen at 443-532-8343 or calvertpokerrunyahoo.com.
Summer Sailing Camps
Children ages 5 and up enjoy sailing at summer day camps with the Southern Maryland Sailing Association in Solomons. Camps are available in various skill levels from beginner to advanced racing skills. Weekend classes are available for adults and families. Visit www.smsa.com or http://smsa.com/Jr/Classes.htm to view schedules and fees.
Pax River Quilters Guild
The Annual Silent Auction and Pot Luck Dinner is 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park. There will be fabric for sale, a raffle and silent and live auctions. New members welcome. For information, email caroljevanserols.com.
Patuxent River Wade-In
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum will host Bernie Fowler’s 25th Annual Patuxent River Wade-In 1 p.m. June 10. Free and open to the public. Wade into the river with Fowler until losing sight of your feet to test the clarity of the water. The clearer the water, the fewer suspended materials and pollutants present. Displays and information will be available on how to improve the river. Enter the "guess the depth" contest at: http://planning.maryland.gov/OurWork/FowlerWadeIn.shtml. The event is on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BerniesFeet. For information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
This theatrical production comes to life June 12 - 24 at the National Theatre. Tickets begin at $39 (plus applicable service charges) through Telecharge at 800-447-7400 or at Telecharge.com or at the National Theatre Box office. For group tickets of 15 or more, call 866-276-2947. Visit NationalTheatre.org or BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. Performance Schedule: June 12 14 at 7:30 p.m.; June 15 at 8 p.m.; June 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; June 17 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; June 19 21 at 7:30 p.m.; June 22 at 8 p.m.; June 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; June 24 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
On Pins & Needles
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crochet, or other project for conversation and creativity 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. June 15 at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Oscar Film Fest
Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who, following 44 years of marriage, came out of the closet at age 75. See the film 2 p.m. June 15, at Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park. Rated R. Free. Snacks provided. 301-863-8188. www.stmalib.org
Summer Dreams concert
Chesapeake Orchestra 7 p.m. June 15 at Woodlawn Estate and Winery, Wynne Road, Ridge. This free concert includes Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture,” Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E minor, featuring José Cueto, violin, and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite.” Bring chairs and a picnic or enjoy refreshments available for purchase.
Solomons Plein Air Festival
Enjoy a Quick Draw art competition, street fair, collectors’ preview champagne reception and An Affaire of the Arts Public Reception; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16, at Solomons. For information visit http://www.solomonsmaryland.com.
Calvert Eats Local
Encourage local agriculture; eat locally and share resources, energy, and good ideas 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. June 18. Help plan Buy Local Challenge Week. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Encore Chorale concerts
Encore presents St. Maries Musica in concert, directed by Krystal Rickard McCoy, 7:30 p.m. June 19; Hot Buttered Nuggets! A swingin’quartet, 7:30 p.m. June 20; Encore Chorale and New Horizon Band concert, including Broadway, a Stephen Foster collection and Battle Hymn of the Republic 2 p.m. June 23, St, Mary’s College of Maryland, Auerbach Auditorium at St. Mary’s Hall. Free. For information visit http://encorecreativity.org.
Explore the world of dreams and amazing scientists who dared to dream big June 19. Fly on a magic carpet, get cut in half by lasers, survive a T-Rex sneeze and more. From fire fighters to chemists, to engineers and interior designers, cool demonstrations and eye-opening experiments allow children to discover science-related career paths. For kids 5 and up. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. for Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411; 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. for Calvert Library Fairview Branch at Dunkirk Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk, 410-257-2101.
The First Military Railroad
Art Candenquist, Civil War scholar in the persona of Captain Thomas R. Sharp, will provide insight into the importance of the railroad to the Confederacy during the early years of the Civil War 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. June 21. You’ll also get to know some of the major players in the region including Colonel Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston. Through tales of grand schemes and long odds, see how the Confederate Army increased the mobility of goods and men. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Calvert’s Next Idol
Audition 6 p.m. June 22 at Calvert Library Prince Frederick; finals are June 23. Garrett Music Academy awards one winner in each age category (ages 9-11, ages 12-14, and ages 15-17) a free demo recording in a state-of-the-art studio. Register online at calvert.lib.md.us or by requesting a printed application. For information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website at calvert.lib.md.us.
Friends & Family day
St. Mark & St. Luke UAME Church will host a "Come Back Home" Friends & Family Day starting at 11 a.m. June 23 at St. Mark UAME Church, 45685 Happyland Road, Valley Lee. This event is open to the public, with food, games, horseback riding and fun. Tables available for Vendors/Exhibitors for $20. Dinners range from $10.00 - $20.00. For information call Marsha Blackwell 240-256-5392; Ellen & Joe Jordan 301-994-1450 or Claulette Jordan 240-298-9053.
Smash Bros. Brawl National Wii Tournament Calvert Library will face off with other libraries nationwide 1 p.m. June 23 for SMASH 6, an online gaming tournament. The first 20 competitors to sign in will compete for Calvert Library. Doors open 9 a.m. Register now through the Calvert Library website or by calling 410-535-0291. Attendees must be 13 or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian who must give permission to participate. Everyone will have the opportunity to play.During ten matches, two players from Calvert Library will play two players from another library. Those twenty scores determine whether Calvert Library advances to the Finals. Rules are available at calvert.lib.md.us. Bring your own controller if you like; costumes are welcome. For information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Adults can uncover the mystery of successfully pouring watercolors to create layers of transparent light and color 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. June 23, at Annmarie Garden. Masking, pouring, and mingling colors will create beautiful works of art. Register at 410-326-4640.
Sea Glass Jewelry
Adults can learn simple stringing and finishing techniques incorporating local beach sea glass, shells, and beads to create a summer bracelet or necklace 1 p.m. 3 p.m. June 24 at Annmarie Garden. Register at 410-326-4640.
Title IX: The Rocky Road to Progress for Women and Girls in Education Margaret Dunkle with the Commission for Women will moderate a discussion of Title IX, why it matters and how it came about 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. June 25. Hear and share personal Title IX stories at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Books and Toys
The Calvert Library invites parents and caregivers for a monthly book discussion for adults and playtime for the young ones at the library’s Southern Branch. We will read Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding and meet at 10 am. June 25. Our July selection is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan on July 23. We will discuss The Scent of Rain & Lightning by Nancy Pickard August 27. For information, call Melissa DeCesaris at 410-326-5289.
Teen Art Workshop
Explore a variety of art media and tools not typically found at school 9 a.m. 12 p.m. June 25 - 29 at Annmarie Garden. Register at 410-326-4640. Learn stained glass, torched glass, airbrush, graffiti, potter's wheel, fashion design, and life drawing techniques as you create several small artworks.
Creative Sculpture Investigation
Kids entering grades 4-6 can experiment with tools and create in the clay studio 9 a.m. 4 p.m. June 25 - 29 at Annmarie Garden. Register at 410-326-4640.
Tween Summer Book Fest
5th to 7th grade students are invited to an evening of fun activities 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. June 26. Stop by Calvert Library to register - the first 10 registrants receive a free copy of the book, "31 ways to Change the World." Refreshments provided. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty, Jr.
Chesapeake Youth Players perform an adaptation of the original Thurber short story June 26. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. for Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411; 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. for Calvert Library Fairview Branch at Dunkirk Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk, 410-257-2101.
Weeding and Watering the Veggie Garden
University of Maryland Extension-St. Mary's Master Gardeners will present a “Garden Brief” at Mattapany, Quarters A, on Millstone Road. These 30-minute talks cover the highlights about starting a vegetable garden and provide resources for more information. The kitchen garden at Mattapany will be open at this time to all base personnel for demonstration and discussion purposes. Bring a brown bag lunch and veggie questions, noon-12:30 p.m. June 26 & 27.
NASA's Legacy and Future: Personal Reflections of a Space Flyer NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will present the annual John H. Glenn Lecture 8 p.m. June 27 at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. For information call 202-633-1000.
Five Pests of the Vegetable Garden
University of Maryland Extension-St. Mary's Master Gardeners will present a “Garden Brief” at Mattapany, Quarters A, on Millstone Road. These 30-minute talks cover the highlights about starting a vegetable garden and provide resources for more information. The kitchen garden at Mattapany will be open at this time to all base personnel for demonstration and discussion purposes. Bring a brown bag lunch and veggie questions, noon-12:30 p.m. July 10 & 11.
No Green JellyBeenz,
A local cover band with sounds from modern rock, pop, hip hop, alternative from the 70s to today will perform 6:45 p.m. July 17 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Bring a picnic and lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
The Wizard of Oz
St. Mary’s County's Summerstock Musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum will be held July 20 - 22 and July 26 - 29 at Great Mills High School. Sunday evening shows begin at 5 p.m.; all other evening shows begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a 1 p.m. matinee July 28. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens 60 years and older and $6 for children 10 and under. Matinee prices are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens 60 years and older and $4 for children 10 and under. Ticket sales begin 8 a.m. June 4 at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate or at the Recreation & Parks main office in Leonardtown. Patrons purchasing tickets online must print them and bring them to the show for admittance. Online ticket purchases are highly encouraged due to the possibility of shows selling out and must be purchased no later than 10 p.m. the day before the show you plan to attend. Doors to the school will open one hour before each performance for ticket sales and patrons will enter the auditorium for general seating thirty minutes before each show time. Cash only will be accepted for ticket sales at the door. Call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800 for information.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
A fast-paced theatrical performance of 37 plays in 97 minutes will be presented as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series 6:45 p.m., July 24 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Bring a picnic and lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
Pet the Monster
Pet the Monster, an alternative, rock, ska, classic and indie cover band, will perform 6:45 p.m. July 31 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Bring a picnic and lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
Build a canoe in two days
Calvert Marine Museum and Patuxent Small Craft Guild are scheduling requests for the “Build a Boat by Appointment” program to build a 16-foot wooden canoe on any two days of your choice, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No experience necessary. With simple hand tools and guidance from experienced instructors, your canoe and paddles will be assembled and ready to paint at the end of the second day. $600.00 for Calvert Marine Museum members and $650 for non-members includes all materials necessary to complete one canoe and two paddles. Build a 12-foot rowing skiff for $950.00 for members and $1,000.00 for non-members; or a sailing version including sail, spars, daggerboard, and rudder for an additional $800.00. Youth groups and children ten years and up are welcome with an adult. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants from the Melvin Conant Memorial Youth Fund. The Fund was established in 2004 to encourage young people, particularly those in need, to participate in programs offered by the Calvert Marine Museum’s Patuxent Small Craft Center. For more information, details, and scheduling, please contact George Surgent at 410-586-2700 or gsurgentcomcast.net. For more information about events and programs at the Calvert Marine Museum, please visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Enjoy homemade crab cakes, ham, chicken and more 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. August 4 at All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland. Homebaked goodies and handmade crafts are available. Proceeds benefit community and church ministries. Age 13 and older, $20; ages 6-12, $10; 5 and under, free. For information, call 410-257-6306.
Fall Veggie Gardening
University of Maryland Extension-St. Mary's Master Gardeners will present a “Garden Brief” at Mattapany, Quarters A, on Millstone Road. These 30-minute talks cover the highlights about starting a vegetable garden and provide resources for more information. The kitchen garden at Mattapany will be open at this time to all base personnel for demonstration and discussion purposes. Bring a brown bag lunch and veggie questions, noon-12:30 p.m. August 21 & 22.
Bluegrass For Hospice
2011 International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddle player of the year, Michael Cleveland; his band, Flamekeeper; and The Roys from Nashville, Tenn. headline Bluegrass For Hospice October 27 at Flat Iron Farm, Flat Iron Road, Great Mills. All proceeds support Hospice of St. Mary’s Hospice House. Music begins at noon; doors open 10 am. Many local bluegrass bands will perform as well. There will be food concessions, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 741, California, MD 20619; or $25 at the door. Bring a lawn chair. For information, visit www.bluegrassforhospice.com or call 301-737-3004.