- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
St. Marys County Fair The 66th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair will have food, games and something for everyone through Sept. 23. Enjoy exhibits, livestock, horse pulls, carnival rides and games, food, a parade, demonstrations and much more at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown. The hours are: 4-9 p.m. Sept. 20; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 21-22; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 23. Catalogs are available in the St. Mary’s County libraries. Go to www.smcfair.somd.com.
‘Organ-Plus-One’ at St. Paul’s At 3 p.m. Sept. 23, there will be an “Organ-Plus-One” concert featuring the new Bedient pipe organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick and performances by Susan Yoe (organ), Steven Brown (bass), Marcia Van Gemert (violin), Sue Frank (french horn) and more. The concert is the third in a series of organ dedicatory events. There is no charge for admission (free-will offering will be taken and donations to help defray the cost of this concert are being accepted and are appreciated. Call 410-535-2897.
New World Band in La Plata Friday night Summer Concert at the La Plata Town Hall welcomes Lionel Ward and the New World Band from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 7 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.
Square dance open house Aqua Squares invites families, singles or couples to try square dancing from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 and 21 at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Classes for those who want to continue begin Sept. 28. Call 301-855-7937, 301-863-8054, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.aquasquaredancers.org.
Crab cake sandwich dinner American Legion Post 293, 2400 Old Washington Road, Waldorf will host a crab cake sandwich dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 21. For $10 patrons get a crab cake sandwich, French fries, cole slaw and dessert. Call 301-932-5071.
ArtLAB open studio day Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, welcomes the public to visit the recycling world of ArtLAB. ArtLAB is the new art studio where the art is made of recycled materials. Peruse all of the supplies in the lab and put them together in your own unique project. Need help? Just ask the artLAB assistant. The cost is $7. Upcoming sessions will be held Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21. Go to www.annmariegarden.org.
Calvert homeless awareness event To raise awareness and funding, Project ECHO Inc. will host the first annual “Camp Out-For Calvert” Family/Group Homelessness overnight event at noon Sept. 22-23 at Kings Landing Park, 3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown. Participants experience what it’s like to be homeless by bringing their own tent or cardboard box, spending the night outdoors and eating their own campfire prepared meals. The experience will include individuals, entire families and youth groups. Other activities include group discussions to educate the youth on various avenues that lead to homelessness and musical entertainment by David Norris. Call 410-535-0044, Ext. 4 or email email@example.com.
Nanjemoy Heritage Day The Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Road, will be the focal point of Nanjemoy Heritage Day from noon-3 p.m. Sept. 22 with a parade, live music, crafts for kids, facepainting, artists, local heritage displays, classic cars, games and much more. Refreshments and souvenir T-shirts will be available. The Department of Community Services is seeking vendors, exhibitors and individuals who want to display their classic vehicles or antique farm equipment. The department is also looking for families with deep roots in the Nanjemoy area and old family photos or artifacts from the area to showcase. Call 301-246-9612.
Tavern Night Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard will host a tavern night to coincide with its annual War of 1812 reenactment from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 22. Experience happy hour 1812 style. Join the festivities at Patterson’s Pint, JPPM’s version of a tavern in the 1800s. Enjoy an evening filled with live period music, games, drink, food and fun. Food and beverages available for an additional fee. Call 410-586-8501 or go to www.jefpat.org.
Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons is calling all lighthouse lovers to cruise the southern bay and see six Chesapeake lighthouses aboard a private charter boat from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Call 410-326-2042, Ext. 41 to register. Space is limited.
Antique Car Show Dennis Point Marina & Campground, 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden, will host an antique car show from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22. The first 25 registrants will receive plaques. Trophies will be given for first place, second place and Best in Show. Rain date is Sept. 23. Early registration is $5; regular registration fee is $10. Each registrant will receive $5 in “Camp Cash.”Call 301-994-2288 or go to www.dennispointmarina.net.
LPVRS Blue Crabs Fundraiser The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold a fundraiser from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., game starts at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks follow the game. The cost is $13 for adults. Children 5 and younger are admitted free with lap ticket (not guaranteed a seat). Go to www.somdbluecrabs.com/fundraising_partners.cfm and scroll down until you see Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, then click the blue link to purchase tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Cappella Vocal Ensemble Concert Christ Church, 600 Farmington Road W, Accokeek will host Lyra, an a cappella vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia at 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Call 301-292-5633.
Quarter Auction at Waldorf VFD The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have a quarter auction at 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Doors open at 1 p.m. with auction beginning at 2 p.m. Paddles are $3 and auction bids will be one-to-four quarters depending on the amount of the item. Some of the vendors include Dove Chocolates, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Lia Sophia. Food and desserts will be for sale by the auxiliary. Call 301-645-2539.
Fried chicken dinner Trinity Episcopal Parish, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, will host its annual fried chicken dinner at the Trinity Church Parish Hall from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23. Drive-thru carry out: One half fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert $12 each, buy five or more for $10 each. Call 301-862-4597.
Benefit car show The town of North Beach will host the Frank Hayward III Benefit Car Show from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bay View Ave. from 3rd street to 7th street. There will be a car show, live music from Stickey Wicket and much more. Collectors wishing to show their vehicle can email email@example.com with your name way to contact you and what yr showing. The fee is $20 to enter. Go to www.facebook.com/kristen.freeman.750#!/events/398938756827251/ .