Check out the calendar for upcoming events. Events are subject to change so please verify through the contact information below before attending. Send your calendar events to somdthisislivingeditor@gmail.com.

 

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 26
“Toast to the Coast” at North End
. All-member show on display through June 26 at the North End Gallery, 41652 Fenwick St. in Leonardtown. Closed Mondays, the gallery is open 11am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4pm Sunday, and on First Friday every month 11am-8pm.

 

JUNE 21 – 23
Art Classes at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Join art instructor Ellen Duke Wilson in exploring fine arts at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids classes this summer. Young artists will expand their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint and sculpt. Students will also reflect how making art can impact society in positive way for future generations. At the end of each session, all participants will create an individualized work of art to share with their family and community. These classes are geared toward children 7-17. Preregistration is required, and the price is $3 per child. All materials are provided, and participants are asked to bring a light snack. Parents are encouraged to sign up soon as slots fill up quickly. The following class dates are schedule: June 21, 22 and 23; July 5, 6 and 7; July 26, 27 and 28; and Aug. 9, 10 and 11. Call Christina Barbour at 301-769-4723. $

 

JUNE 23
Little Minnows
at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons 10:15am and 11:15am June 23 and 30. The program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. Preschoolers ages 3-5, with an adult, are invited to join CMM for story time and a craft you can do on-site or take home, available while supplies last. Sessions are 25-40 minutes. Sign up at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. This month’s theme is Chesapeake ABC! 410-326-2042, ext. 8083; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

Sunset Cruises @ St. Jerome’s Creek, 6:30-8:30pm June 23 with Fish The Bay Charters. Admire St. Mary’s County from the water on the Lisa S., a 48-foot vintage charter boat, and join Captain Phil Langley as he explores the Potomac River. Enjoy views of Point No Point Lighthouse and Point Lookout on a cruise down St. Jerome’s Creek. From Thursday to Sunday, cruises are generally available. Bring favorite snacks, drinks and adult beverages. These small-group cruises (from ages 12 and older) will allow passengers to relax and unwind. 301-904-0935 $

 

JUNE 24
River Concert Series @ St. Mary’s College Townhouse Green,
7-9pm June 24. Friday nights from June 24-July 22. The orchestra’s typical blend of renowned classical symphonic works, as well as choices from the “Pops,” Jazz, and Broadway repertoire, will be performed by acclaimed artists and rising talents for the series’ 24th season. Foods and drinks will be available for purchase on site, provided by local vendors. Attendees can bring their own refreshments, blankets and chairs. Family-friendly music event. Grounds open at 5pm. June 24: Music from the Old World. July 1: Music from the New World. July 8: The Music of Raph Vaughn Williams. July 15: Bach to BOP. July 22: Stravinsky and Froom(insky). Free. chesapeakeorchestra.org

SMTMD Open Mic. Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will host an Open Mic on June 24 at Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rodd, Chaptico. Acoustic musicians of all skill levels are welcomed to perform favorite tunes, beginning promptly at 7:30pm. Sign up to perform by contacting Michael Smith at smtmdmike@gmail.com. Admission is $7; performers are admitted free of charge. smtmd.org for directions and more information.

La Plata Summer Concert Series, Concerts at town hall 7-9pm Fridays through Aug. 26. Weekly concerts take place on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne St. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Food vendors will be on site. townoflaplata.org

Outdoor Scary Movie Night, Charles County Potomac Branch Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. 6-8pm June 24. Stick around after making your Smartphone Shoebox Projector and watch an outdoor screening of the classic 1984 film “Gremlins.” The program will take place outside. Bring a blanket or chairs, snacks, and dress for the weather. 301-375-7375; ccplonline.libnet.info/event/6313370

 

JUNE 23
Little Minnows at Calvert Marine Museum
. Program focuses on one of CMM’s three themes. Preschoolers ages 3-5, with an adult, are invited to join the museum for story time and a craft they can do on-site or take home, available while supplies last. 10:15am and 11:15am June 23 and 30. Sessions are 25-40 minutes. Sign up at the admissions desk when you arrive. This month’s theme is Chesapeake ABC! Museum is on Solomons Island Road in Solomons Island. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

 

JUNE 25
St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day.
Celebrate the history and heritage of St. Clement’s Island with fun and free activities and programs for the whole family on beautiful St. Clement’s Island! Begin your day with free water taxi rides out to the island for all the festivities. Here you will experience a day of history, wildlife and art, take part in these activities: games, lighthouse tours, and traditional music. 10am-3pm June 25 at 38370 Breeze Point Road, Colton’s Point. 301-769-2222

Toy Boat Building at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons 1-4pm June 25. Make a toy boat from wood under the Corbin Nature Pavilion. Space and materials are limited. Visitors will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For ages 5 and older. Sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild. Museum admission required, with a suggested donation of $2 per boat. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

Wm. B. Tennison Public Cruises at Calvert Marine Museum 2pm and 3:10pm Saturdays and Sundays during June. Relax and enjoy a leisurely one-hour sightseeing cruise on the river aboard the Wm. B. Tennison, a log-built bugeye. Capacity allows for 40 guests. If there is inclement weather, you will be notified by the crew prior to the cruise. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. Register here. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

Live Music at Port of Leonardtown Winery, 4-7pm June 25. Spend the afternoon sipping award-winning wine while enjoying live music and eats from a local food truck. Whether you camp out on the patio or spread out on the lawn, Port of Leonardtown winery is the perfect place to spend an afternoon relaxing with friends and family. June 25 music by Desperately Seeking Awesome; food from Heidi’s Eats & Sage’s Treats. June 26: music by Summer Breeze; food Chaptico Market. 301-690-2192

Sunset Cruises @ Leonardtown Wharf, 6:30-8:30pm June 25. As you cruise the Potomac River, bring snacks, drinks and adult beverages. These small-group cruises (from ages 12 and older) will allow passengers to relax and unwind while cruising across the tranquil waters of St. Mary’s County. 301-904-0935 $

 

JUNE 28
Summer Fun at Town Hall
. The Town of La Plata will host five summer shows for kids. The shows are geared toward preschool and elementary-age children and are approximately 45 minutes long. Free and open to the public. Shows will be held outdoors on the lawn, weather permitting. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting.  No concessions will be available; bring drinks and snacks along. Shows at 10am June 28, July 5, July 26, August 9 and August 16 at 305 Queen Anne St. June 28 show features the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre. townoflaplata.org

JUNE 30
Little Minnows at Calvert Marine Museum
. Program focuses on one of CMM’s three themes. Preschoolers ages 3-5, with an adult, are invited to join the museum for story time and a craft they can do on-site or take home, available while supplies last. 10:15am and 11:15am June 30. Sessions are 25-40 minutes. Sign up at the admissions desk when you arrive. This month’s theme is Chesapeake ABC! Museum is on Solomons Island Road in Solomons Island. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

 

JULY 1
Concerts at La Plata Town Hall 7-9pm Fridays through August 26. Weekly concerts on the lawn at 305 Queen Anne St. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Food vendors will have items for purchase. townoflaplata.org

First Friday Weekend in Leonardtown, July 1-3. July is dedicated to jazz and Leonardtown First Weekend is putting on jazz-themed events and activities all over town. The neighborhood is celebrating early to get people in the mood for the wonderful Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, which runs from July 8 to 10. Art aficionados are encouraged to immerse themselves in local art at North End Gallery, The Craft Guild Shop, New View Fiber Works, and the St. Mary’s Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop, and, if you’re feeling extra artsy, stop by The Yellow Line or Board & Brush to create your own masterpiece. If you’re in the mood to shop, get lost among the many treasures at Shepherd’s Old Field, the stacks of books, music, and more at Fenwick Street Bookstore, or at any of the other unique local shops. When you get hungry, Leonardtown offers an array of distinct dining establishments. visitleonardtownmd.com/firstfridays

River Concert Series @ St. Mary’s College Townhouse Green, 7-9pm July 1. Friday nights through July 22. The orchestra’s typical blend of renowned classical symphonic works, as well as choices from the “Pops,” Jazz, and Broadway repertoire, will be performed by acclaimed artists and rising talents for the series’ 24th season. Foods and drinks will be available for purchase on site, provided by local vendors. Attendees can bring their own refreshments, blankets and chairs. Family-friendly music event. Grounds open at 5pm. July 1: Music from the New World. July 8: The Music of Raph Vaughn Williams. July 15: Bach to BOP. July 22: Stravinsky and Froom(insky). Free.

 

JULY 1-3
Arts Council of Calvert County and the Calvert Marine Museum
will sponsor a Maritime Art & Artifacts event to celebrate the treasures of the Chesapeake Bay region. The art show will be held at CMM in Solomons from 10am-5pm July 1-3 daily and is included with museum admission. Explore first-hand the maritime culture and natural history of the Chesapeake Bay through artistic interpretations and specific examples of marine life for all ages. Weather permitting, local artists may choose to set up an easel to paint or draw on-site and visitors will have the opportunity to purchase certain pieces of art. Additionally, experience all the museum exhibits, including indoor and outdoor habitats for the North American river otter, indoor aquarium exhibits, the in-depth Maritime History Gallery, as well as the Treasures from the Cliffs paleontology gallery. calvertmarinemuseum.com

 

JULY 2
Open House at Drayden African American Schoolhouse,
11am-2pm July 2. The schoolhouse is one of the best-preserved African-American schoolhouses in the country. This one-room schoolhouse, built circa 1890, is stationary and in its original location. During the open house, volunteers will be available on-site to share stories about the schoolhouse’s history. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Other 2022 open house dates: Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1.

 

JULY 8
Concerts at La Plata Town Hall 7-9pm Fridays through August 26. Weekly concerts on the lawn at 305 Queen Anne St. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Food vendors will have items for purchase. townoflaplata.org

 

JULY 8 – 10
Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival. Enjoy jazz, seafood and stunning waterside views and lots of music and activities for jazz enthusiasts at various businesses and at St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point. The weekend includes Friday fun and music in Leonardtown at various venues and Sunday jazz brunches and activities at local businesses in addition to the Saturday main event at the St. Clement’s Island Museum. Visit potomacjazzandseafoodfestival.com for more information and for tickets.

 

JULY 10
AeroPark Fly-In Farmers Market,
9am-1pm July 10 at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport Terminal building, 44200 Airport Road, California. Originally created as a reason for area aviators to fly by and purchase, this market is open to everyone, regardless of how they arrive. Although the sellers change from time to time, this one-of-a-kind market with regional items, cuisines, and craft beverages always has something local and lively going on. Best of all, the revenues from the vendor rentals benefit our excellent friends at Historic Sotterley and their wonderful work. You are not required to fly to attend, but if you do, there is plenty of parking. 301-373-2280

 

JULY 16
Hear the Brothers Osborne. Waterside Music Series
at Calvert Marine Museum July 16 featuring Maryland native duo Brothers Osborne. Ashland Craft will open. Gates open at 5 pm. Food and beverages for sale on site. Chairs and coolers not permitted. Tickets $39-$89 (additional fees apply). 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

Bluegrass and country music festival, 3-8pm July 16 at Waters UMC, 5400 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. The musical acts will be Greg Floberg, Recycled Bluegrass, Riverside South, King Street Bluegrass and The Unclouded Day.  Food trucks will be available for food purchases. Admission is free. A collection will be taken for the UMCOR Ukraine relief fund.

 

JULY 23
Music in Leonardtown.
Blazin’ Keys will perform 6-9pm July 23 at Leonardtown Square. leonardtownmusicfest.com

JULY 30
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform in Solomons.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7pm July 30 at the PNC Waterside Pavilion at Calvert Marine Museum. Over the next three years the BSO will visit every county in the state as part of their Music for Maryland Tour. The launch of the 2022 concert lineup will take them to six locations around the state: Carroll, Calvert, Kent, Howard, Garrett and Prince George’s counties. Led by conductor Jonathan Rush, each performance will showcase curated pieces to celebrate each county’s spirit. With the Patuxent River as a backdrop, the orchestra will perform Jonathan Leshnoff’s “Dancing Blue Crabs!” to commemorate the significance of the Maryland blue crab in Calvert County. The BSO will also offer free programming for young listeners and families at each location on their tour. Tickets will be available to purchase for $5 per person.

 

AUGUST 11
CSM Golf Classic
at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club in Issue. Shotgun start at 9am Aug. 11. Captain’s choice. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments included. Win contests, prizes, awards and bragging rights. Deadline to register is Aug. 1. Golfer pricing (available after July 1, 2022): $600 Foursome, $150 Individual and $125 College of Southern Maryland faculty/staff. Register here.

 

AUGUST 13
Solomons Dragon Boat Festival, Southern Maryland Community Resources will hold its annual Dragon Boat Festival from 8am-3pm Aug. 13. The annual festival is a fun, family-oriented event featuring teams of paddlers competing for glory on the Patuxent River. There will be a full day of dragon boat races complete with a parade of teams, entertainment, caricature artists, children’s activities, vendor village and awards ceremony. Events throughout the week include a traditional Dotting of the Eye Ceremony, practice sessions and a Flash Mob. The event raises funds for SMCR and its members with developmental differences. somdcr.org/dragonboat/

 

AUGUST 20
The Beach Boys i
n concert at Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Special guests The Temptations and The Four Tops. $39-$79. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

 

AUGUST 20
Music in Leonardtown.
Flippin’ Eyelids will perform 2-5pm Aug. 20 at Leonardtown Wharf. leonardtownmusicfest.com

 

SEPTEMBER 3
Robbie Booth in Leonardtown.
Booth will perform 3-7pm Sept. 3 at Leonardtown Wharf. leonardtownmusicfest.com

 

SEPTEMBER 10 – 11
Celebrating 25 Years of Choral Music in Charles County.
The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will present its POPS concert America’s New Day at 7:30pm Sept. 10 and 3:30pm Sept. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish Center, 4590 St. Josephs Way, Pomfret. Join in the tribute to American composers and American music. Uplifting songs like One Voice (Barry Manilow), The Storm is Passing Over (arr, by Barbara Baker), From a Distance (Julie Gold), and Count your Blessings (Irving Berlin). Patriotic music will include This is My Country (Raye/Jacobs) and I Am America (Emerson). Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors (60+), Military (with ID) and students (through high school). Purchase tickets online at ChesapeakeChoral.com or at the door. Call Carol at 301-645-0594 to purchase by phone or for group rates. $

 

SEPTEMBER 24
Wheels and Wings car show. Join Patuxent River Naval Air Museum for the 6th Annual Wheels & Wings Car Show at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Enjoy parking directly next to your favorite USN Aircraft. Registered car attendees get museum access for themselves and a passenger for the day of the show. Vendors, Food Trucks, and Museum Activities will be on hand throughout the day. Trophies awarded for top category cars, more to follow. Exclusive VIP Parking spots available for reservations next to your favorite aircraft! At the door registration is also available, for $30 the day of the event. Spectator Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event. paxmuseum.com $

 

OCTOBER 7
Drive-in Family Event
. Join Promise Resource Center at 6pm Oct. 7 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds for a Drive-in Family Event. More details to be announced. facebook.com/events/824223905023984

 

OCTOBER 8-9
A Quilt Show at Linden presented by the Calvert County Historical Society, in partnership with the Calvert County Quilt Guild, 10am-5pm Oct. 8 and noon-5pm Oct. 9. The Gift Shop at Linden will also feature guild boutique items for sale. 70 Church St., Prince Frederick. $5 suggested donation at door. calverthistory.org