Luck of the Irish Indoor Fly-In Farmer’s Market
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16
St. Mary’s Airport Terminal Bldg.
Shoppers can purchase fresh and local food in the comfort and convenience of the St. Mary’s Airport Terminal Building, where you really don’t need to fly in to attend, but you can. Celtic tunes starting at 11 a.m. Bring the kids to see the giant leprechaun. Sponsored by Historic Sotterley.
Concert Pianist Brian Ganz Performs
Noon March 19
St. Mary’s College of Southern Maryland
Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will continue his popular “PianoTalk” series, with an exploration and performance of four of Frédéric Chopin’s mazurkas, including all three Mazurkas, Op. 56. The program, which is free and open to the public, is the first of a series entitled “The Mazurkas: Chopin’s Creative Laboratory.” For more information call (240) 895-4498 or visit http://www.smcm.edu/events/organizer/music-department/
Master Gardener Series: Prelude to Spring
1-2:30 p.m. March 19
Spring is a time to order and start your seeds, get started cleaning your garden beds, prune, mulch, and create your lawn care plan. Master Gardeners will get you focused. Bring your calendars and get your spring gardening schedule on track.
Retirement and Estate Planning
2-4 p.m. March 20
Worried about the effects of the recent tax changes on your retirement planning? Join us as Gene Townsend, Certified Financial Planner, covers retirement contribution changes, retirement distributions, estate planning steps, and the recent tax law changes impacting retirement and estate planning.
Cinderella Society Formal Dress Wear
5-7 p.m. March 21
Lexington Park Library
Join us for the Cinderella Society, an event that offers free prom dresses and formal attire to high school students. Learn some quick tips and tricks from hair and makeup artists to prepare for prom. Volunteers will be available to perform quick alterations. Ages 14-18.
TEDxGreatMills presents “Community Connections”
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 23
Great Mills High School
Featuring talks and performances by Judy Brown, Wayne Karlin, Bernie Fowler Jr., Dominic Fragman, David Kung, Sarah Lorek and the INFINITY Choir, The Spring Ridge Rhythm Club, Nicole Rochester, Tammi McKinley, Donna Jordan , Rory Feely, and Matthew Scassero. Followed by a reception at St. Inie’s Coffee for attendees and speakers. Tickets purchased include an epicurian lunch. More information and tickets are available at www.TEDxGreatMills.com.
Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25
St. Clement’s Island Museum
38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point
Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace with a ceremony (2-3 p.m.) featuring guest speakers and program. The museum and water taxi to the island will be operating for visitors prior to and after the ceremony. The event commemorates the first landing of the colonists – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s and the State of Maryland’s story. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1691136361001570/
A Talk — Civil War Northern Virginia 1861
7-9 p.m. March 25
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
In the mid-nineteenth century, Alexandria was a port across from the nation’s capital; Arlington was an 1,100-acre estate managed by U.S. Colonel and Mrs. Robert E. Lee; Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties consisted of rolling farmland and tiny villages. This peaceful region was thrown into chaos as South Carolina seceded from the Union in December 1860 and other slave states followed until Virginia finally joined the Confederacy in April and May 1861. William S. Connery offers new insights into this most important time in American history. He has a degree in history from the University of Maryland–College Park and contributes to the Civil War Courier and other publications. For more information contact GeneLib18@outlook.com.
Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library Spring Book Sale
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
The Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale. The first day of the sale, Friday, March 29 will be open for Friends members only from noon to 8 p.m. Become a member online at www.stmalib.org or at the door. The sale is open to the general public Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday will also be half- price day. Cash, checks, and credits cards accepted, and an ATM is available onsite. Volunteers are needed on moving and set up days (Saturday, March 23 – Thursday, March 28), as well as during the sale. Please sign up on www.stmalib.org if you’re interested in volunteering.
Workshop in Archaeology
9 a.m. March 30
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Numerous presentations including The Loss and Rediscovery of USS Indianapolis. General admission $7; members and students $5.