St. Mary’s Camera Club

7-9 p.m. Aug. 1 and Aug. 8

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

(Old building behind new museum)

On Aug. 1, bring three digital images on SD card or flash drive for review. On Aug. 8, learn tips for posing and lighting groups of people. Free. Visitors welcome. For more information, email at or see the August calendar at

Summer Music Festival

5-8 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3

Leonardtown Square

Free, family-friendly concerts featuring great artists. Bring a blanket or chair. This week’s entertainment provided by The Josh Riley Band Aug. 2; and Funkzilla Aug. 3.

Beach Party on the Square

4-9 p.m. Aug. 3

Leonardtown Square & Wharf

End your summer with sand volleyball, nonstop party band, firetruck hose-downs, strolling entertainers, large inflatable slides, fund food and general summer fun. Free.

Yoga at the Library

9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 3

Lexington Park Library

Yoga basics class appropriate for all levels of experience. Learn how to align the mind, body, and breath as you move your joints through the appropriate range of motion. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel.

Drayden African-American Schoolhouse Open House

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3

18287 Cherryfield Rd., Drayden

Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary’s County. Staff available to answer questions and provide information. Open the first Saturday of each month.

National Lighthouse Weekend

Aug. 3 and 4

Join the St. Mary’s County Museum Division in celebrating some of the county’s most significant lighthouses – Piney Point and Blackistone. Admission and tours are free but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information about these events, call 301-769-2222 for St. Clement’s Island Museum (or visit or 301-994-1471 for Piney Point Lighthouse Museum (or visit

Story and Craft Time at the Plantation

10-11 a.m. Aug. 7

Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation

47621 Old Cove Road, LexPark

Designed for children ages 3-5 years, and an accompanying adult, the program will include stories as well as crafts and outdoor activities. Admissin is $4 per child and one accompanying adult visits free. Includes full-day admission to the museum. Bring a picnic and spend the day. More info: 240-895-4980 or email

Shakespeare in the City: Julius Caesar

7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-17

State House Lawn, St. Mary’s City

Join the Newtowne Players for this outdoor theatrical experience. Rain or shine. Ticket prices vary. Contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990.

Zion Methodist Church Bazaar

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17

21291 Three Notch Road, LexPark

Vendors and individual sellers needed. Table rental $25 each. Contact Brenda Jackson at