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Escape Farm

July 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM | 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Md.
Sponsored By: Accokeek Foundation

Start Time: 6:30 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Want to do an escape room, but you're a bit claustrophobic? Escape Farm challenges you to investigate the National Colonial Farm's historic houses and gardens to uncover clues and solve historic puzzles. Will you be able to repair your broken time machine before time runs out? Cost is $25 per person, with groups of up to 10 people invited. The event will be held on Fridays in July and August from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and from 8 to 9 p.m.

Contact Info:
Casey Harlow
Tel: 301-283-2113
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Jameson’s Jamboree

August 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Leonardtown Fairgrounds
Sponsored By: Ashley Miller

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

Jameson's Jamboree is a fund-raising event to benefit the Spoonbill Foundation in honor of Jameson Miller. This family event will feature games, a moon bounce, and Touch-a-Truck. Rain date is August 25.

Contact Info:
Katy Galloway
Tel: 301-744-7635
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Community Yard Sale and Flea Market

August 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM | 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: Greater Waldorf Jaycees

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

Featured will be yard sale vendors as well as consultants from Scentsy, Paparazzi, Tupperware and Damsel in Defense. All vendor fees are tax-deductible to support the Jaycees' work in the community. Reserve a space by visiting the website below.

Contact Info:
Nicki Zimmerman
Tel: 301-785-9533
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Yard Sale Extravaganza

August 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (Next to the Apple Basket)
Sponsored By: The Hungry Team at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 7:00 AM    |    End Time: 1:00 PM

The yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday. Featured will be clothing, home and garden items, linens, books, glassware, furniture, and toys.

Contact Info:
Tim Bowling
Tel: 240-682-5364
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St. Paul's 125th Annual Labor Day Supper

September 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM | 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Piney Parish

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

The menu includes fried chicken, country ham, and all the trimmings. Dine-in or carryout.

Contact Info:
Vicky Mumford
Tel: 301-645-5000
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Pitch Card Party

September 06, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Knights of Columbus Hall, 16441 Three Notch Road, Ridge, Md.
Sponsored By: Ridge Lions Club

Start Time: 7:30 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Included 1 free sandwich, chips, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle.

Contact Info:
Bobbie Bell
Tel: 301-872-5114
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22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting

September 07, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

Start Time: 6:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Guests will enjoy live music, samplings of more than 30 wines, specialty beverages, an open bar, selections of more than a dozen cuisine stations hosted by area restaurants, and a cigar lounge. Proceeds will help fund ongoing projects at the Medical Center to meet the growing needs of the community. Tickets go on sale July 15.

Contact Info:
Tricia Holcomb
Tel: 301-609-4319
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MVFD 5K Run/Walk

September 07, 2019 at 7:30 AM | Mechanicsville Firehouse
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

Start Time: 7:30 AM    |    End Time: 10:30 AM

Check in will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Advance registration will be until August 15 for $30, which will guarantee a T-shirt. After August 15, registration will be $35. All proceeds benefit the fire department. All ages are welcome.

Contact Info:
Karen Colonna-Gibson
Tel: 301-475-4709
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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

September 07, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Drayden African American Schoolhouse
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month. Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available to answer any questions and provide information.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Seafood Dinner

September 08, 2019 at 11:30 AM | 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, Md.
Sponsored By: Holy Angels Catholic Church

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

The menu includes Fried Oysters, Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Crab Balls, Fried Chicken, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Pickled Beets, and all the trimmings. Served buffet style, all you can eat! Cost is $28 for adults, $26 for carryouts, $8 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Advance tickets (until August 30) are $26.

Contact Info:
Jackie Norris
Tel: 301-769-3332
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All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

September 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 8:00 PM

Cost is $10 for adults and free for children age 7 and younger. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, toasted garlic bread, coffee, and ice tea. Desserts available for purchase. Gluten-free noodles available upon request.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner

September 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 11:30 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

Dinner will be $14 and includes half a fried chicken, green beans, red potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, and a brownie. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Charles County

September 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM | La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
Molly Gascoigne
Tel: 703-766-9019
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Artsfest: Fine Arts Festival

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Md.
Sponsored By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Featured the two-day event will be more than 160 artist booths, 30 performers on three stages, activities for kids, food, and wine and beer. Shop artist booths, both inside and outside, for jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, and woodworking. Also featured will be street performers, including balloon artists, bubble artists, and strolling artists.

Contact Info:
Joann Foltz
Tel: 410-326-4640
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The Ultimate Riddle Race

September 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM | Calvert County
Sponsored By: Team Calvert Crohn's and the Gott Company

Start Time: 1:30 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

The event is a scavenger race throughout Calvert County to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Teams will compete to solve puzzles, search for clues, complete activities, and arrive at the finish line before time runs out. At the end of the race, participants celebrate at Rod ‘n’ Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, with a celebration including food, adult beverages, music, awards, and prizes.

Contact Info:
Sheebah Smith
Tel: 410-535-0484
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EMS 3 Fall Craft and Vendor Fair

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM | EMS Station 3, 1069 St. Ignatius Drive, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: EMS Station 3 Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

Start Time: 10:00 AM    |    End Time: 3:00 PM

The fund-raiser will feature a variety of crafters and vendors. Food will be available for purchase.

Contact Info:
Jan Saunders
Tel: 301-848-2700
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Bounty Of The County

September 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM | Pavilion at Weatherly Farm, 14145 Banks O'Dee Road, Newburg, Md.
Sponsored By: Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Start Time: 3:00 PM    |    End Time: 7:00 PM

This event will include a “Farm and River to Table” feast highlighting local chefs and dining selections from local farms and local seafood purveyors, as well as a silent auction.

Contact Info:
Betsy Burian
Tel: 301-932-6500
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Drive-Thru Pizza Night

September 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

This will be a pre-order event only up until September 20. Cost is $10 for cheese pizza and $12 for pepperoni. Call the number below to order. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Proceeds benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact Info:
Cindy Turner
Tel: 301-997-5722
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Southern Maryland

September 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM | Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Md.
Sponsored By: Alzheimer's Association

Start Time: 8:30 AM    |    End Time: 12:00 PM

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds.

Contact Info:
Molly Gascoigne
Tel: 703-766-9019
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2nd Annual Runner Dan Memorial 5K Run/Walk

September 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM | Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, Md.
Sponsored By: The McPherson Family

Start Time: 8:00 AM    |    End Time: 11:00 AM

Daniel McPherson, or Runner Dan as he was known to many, lost his battle to cancer in October 2016. Proceeds will help provide vital medical technology for both UM Medical Center and UM Charles Regional Medical Center through the hospitals’ foundations.

Contact Info:
Tricia Holcomb
Tel: 301-609-4319
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Blessing of the Fleet Southern Maryland

October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum, Colton's Point, Md.
Sponsored By: 7th District Optimists

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

The event celebrates St. Mary’s County’s ties to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the watermen who work its waters. This year’s event is taking on a new revamped format and will be held Friday and Saturday. The event will be home to local food, art and craft vendors, waterman of the year award, parade, live entertainment, free boat rides, lighthouse tours, and numerous games and activities.

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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open House

October 05, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Drayden African American Schoolhouse
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 11:00 AM    |    End Time: 2:00 PM

Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month. Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available to answer any questions and provide information.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-994-1471
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Drive Thru Chicken BBQ Dinner

October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road (by the Apple Basket), Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and The United Methodist Men

Start Time: 12:00 PM    |    End Time: 5:00 PM

Dinners are packaged to go but all are invited to dine in the Fellowship Hall or at picnic tables. Menu includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll, and snack cake. Dinners are $15 each. Bake sale offered by the Girl Scouts.

Contact Info:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Tel: 301-884-4132
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Designer Bag Bingo

October 05, 2019 at 5:00 PM | 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Md.
Sponsored By: St. Mary's Bryantown HSA

Start Time: 5:00 PM    |    End Time: 9:00 PM

Designers include Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Vera Bradley. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Order advance tickets at the website below.

Contact Info:
Jessica Oestringer
Tel: 301-751-4399
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Dinner and a Cruise at St. Clement's Island Museum

October 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM | St. Clement's Island Museum and Morris Point Restaurant
Sponsored By: St. Mary's County Museum Division

Start Time: 2:00 PM    |    End Time: 6:00 PM

Enjoy cool breezes during a evening of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi, cocktail reception at St. Clement’s Island Museum, and dinner at local waterside Morris Point Restaurant. Only 20 seats are available for the cruise.

Contact Info:
Andrew Ponti
Tel: 301-769-2222
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Fall Tea with My Doll and Me

October 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Mechanicsville Firehouse Social Hall
Sponsored By: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Start Time: 1:00 PM    |    End Time: 4:00 PM

The event is open for children age 3 to 12. There will be tea sandwiches and desserts along with iced tea, hot tea, lemonade, and water. For additional fees, there will be hairstylists for the dolls, face painting, raffles, custom doll clothes, children's books, tutu sets (child and doll), and a photo station. Also featured will be a chance auction with dolls and accessories. This is a pre-registered event and space is limited! Tickets are $25 per person. Visit the website below to purchase tickets and register.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Wockenfuss
Tel: 240-577-0115
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Auction

November 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, 28297 Old Village Avenue, Mechanicsville, Md.
Sponsored By: Immaculate Conception Church

Start Time: 4:00 PM    |    End Time: 10:00 PM

Featured will be a live auction, silent auction, bake table, raffles, food table, and basket table. Auction items include quilts, furniture, antiques, gift sets, dinners, gift cards, sports memorabilia, and collectibles. Auctioneer will be A.J. Bussler. Food and drinks available from 4 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Contact Info:
Rectory
Tel: 301-884-3123

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