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Charles County Fair The Charles County Fair will be in full swing this weekend as the fair season kicks off in Southern Maryland. Gates open 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15-16 with exhibit and commercial buildings open at 9 a.m. Carnival rides open at 10 a.m. Buildings will close at 10 p.m., the carnival ends at 11 p.m. Kids are admitted free Sept. 15. On Sept. 16-17, the cost is $5 for ages 11 and older. The fair will open at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 with exhibit and commercial buildings opening at 10 a.m. The fair will close at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. The fair is located at 8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata. Call 301-932-1234 or go to www.charlescountyfair.com.
Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark Friday night Summer Concert at the La Plata Town Hall welcomes Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at 305 Queen Anne St. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Concessions are available from the town’s food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. For Call 301-934-8421 or go to www.townoflaplata.org.
Watermen exhibit opens Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, will host photographer Glen McClure at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the auditorium and learn about his experiences with watermen and his stunning photograph portraits. This is a free event. “The Endangered Species: Watermen of the Chesapeake” exhibit features black-and-white photography by McClure, who hails from Norfolk, Va. The photographs are integrated with text describing the history of the fishers, crabbers and oystermen, and those who pack and export seafood, celebrating the culture of the watermen while lamenting their seeming demise. The exhibit also includes photographs from the museum’s archive collection from the world-renowned A. Aubrey Bodine. Call 410-326-2043 or go to www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Friends of the Poor Walk At 9 a.m. Sept. 15, Father Andrew White School, 22850 Washington St., Leonardtown will host the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s fifth annual nationwide Friends of the Poor Walk (rain or shine). We will celebrate service to the poor, and encourage kindhearted Americans all across the country to become Friends of the Poor, too. Pledges made on behalf of registered walkers in a given community will benefit those most in need in that same community. Come enjoy live music, complimentary post-walk brunch and facepainting as well as door prizes. The Health Connections staff will be available to do blood pressure checks. Register now at www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org. Same day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Call 301-904-7990 or go to www.walkforthepoor.com.
Friends of the Library used book sale Friends of the Library for Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, will host a gently used book sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15. There will be a wide selection of used books at low prices. Sidewalk sale, weather permitting. Call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Donkey Ball The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad will take on the members of Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department and Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad in its fourth annual Donkey Ball Game at the John V. Baggett Park, Laurel Grove, 26929 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 15. Real donkeys will be brought in from Ohio. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and free for children younger than 7 in advance. At the event, the cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children. Call 240-298-4389
10th annual Pet Day 5K Help raise funds for the Humane Society of Calvert County, a no-kill animal shelter, at the 10th annual Pet Day 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15. The run/walk takes you on a course around Solomons Island. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcomed to attend. The event will begin at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 225 Alexander St., Solomons. Call 410-257-4908 or go to www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org
Solomons End of Summer Beach Bash The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, 13150 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons, will host its end of summer beach bash from 3-11 p.m. Sept. 15. The end of summer concert will feature the Sam Grow Band. Call 443-975-2857 or go to www.svrsfd.org.
Waterman for a Day Experience life and work in an oyster packing house, use oyster tongs, work in the shucking room and sing work songs from 1- 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Lore Oyster House, 14430 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Learn about oyster biology and how to help restore Crassostrea virginica from the Southern Maryland Oyster Cultivation Society. Dockside tours on the skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s will also be offered. This is a free event. Call 410-326-2043 or go to www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Dazzling Dames in Watercolor CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomon's Island Road, Prince Frederick, will host Dazzling Dames in Watercolor through Oct. 14. Mary Blumberg, full color, layered watercolor and Ann Trentman, minimal wet or dry watercolor; jazz singer, Joyce Kinser and short watercolor demonstrations of the artists dynamic and very different painting styles will be offered. Call 410-394—626 or email email@example.com.
Vendors sought The town of North Beach is currently seeking vendors for the Bay Harvestfest that specialize in handcrafted items, antiques, bakeries, wineries, plants or local produce. Applications are being accepted from vendors and artisans who would like to display and sell their products. Spaces are 10-feet wide by 12-feet deep and are $100 per space. Call 301-855-6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Artist Naturalists’ The St. Mary’s Arboretum Association, in collaboration with St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Art & Art History Department, Environmental Studies Program and the Museum Studies Program, will present “The Artist Naturalists,” a showcase of students’ botanical illustrations from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15. The event will feature art created by St. Mary’s students, chronicling a collection of plants surrounding the campus admissions building. The opening reception includes a presentation by acclaimed artist and Professor of Art Sue Johnson at 2 p.m. in Schaefer Hall, room 106, and will be followed by tea and cookies at the admissions building at 3 p.m. There is no charge for this event; all are welcome. Go to www.smcm.edu/arboretum.