McDonogh School, a private college preparatory school located in Owings Mills, played host to the Chesapeake District FIRST Robotics Competition tournament on March 15 to 17. The local St. Mary’s County robotics team, Team 836 The RoboBees, came to compete.

Historic St. Mary’s City will commemorate the 385th anniversary of the founding of Maryland on Saturday, March 23, with the museum’s annual Maryland Day celebration, offering free admission for all.

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A new African-American history book by a College of Southern Maryland professor will be released by the University of Illinois Press this spring. “Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story” is the first book by CSM professor of history Cicero Fain III.

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative marked 30 years of supporting technical education by sponsoring its annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 2.

The comedy play “Nunsense” will be presented by Our Cabaret Productions live on stage at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall in Leonardtown on Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m.

Joanne Goldwater, associate dean for retention and student success at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is the 2019 recipient of the James C. Grimm Leadership and Service Award, a major award from the Association of College and University Housing Officers — International.

The Marine Corps Aviation Association John Glenn Squadron held its annual acquisition awards ceremony on Feb. 28 at the River’s Edge Conference Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

The Maryland Writers’ Association created the Writers’ Round Table Program to encourage writers, poets, playwrights and authors through monthly articles and activities.

The Career Immersion program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland provides students with an opportunity to get a taste of the working world during their college career.