Patuxent River Appreciation Days is celebrated on Columbus Day weekend, October 6 and 7, at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The annual parade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. The PRAD Inc. committee is seeking parade participants. Non-profit organizations such as scouting groups, 4-H groups, school bands, schools, ROTC, Local Navy and Coast Guard, boating organizations, police, fire and rescue, team mascots, antique car clubs, etc. are welcome to participate. Prizes are awarded for best floats; first prize is $300, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100. School bands will also receive a stipend for participation. For more information, please contact Randy Geck by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The 16th Annual Riverside WineFest will take place at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood October 6th and 7th beginning at noon both days! Join us in celebrating the very best Maryland wineries in our breathtaking setting! This event, a.k.a. The Party of the Fall, is all good things rolled into one weekend ~ the wine flows freely, music is jamming, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Manor House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE. This year’s fantastic live music line-up: Saturday: West Coast Cowboys & Sunday: GrooveSpan! Discount Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $25 through October 1st - BUY Online Only at www.sotterley.org. $20 for Designated Drivers $10 for ages 6 - 20. Free for children 5 & under $30 AT THE GATE for a Tasting Ticket on the days of the event. $20 for existing Sotterley Members, please call the office to pay and reserve your tickets for pick up at Will Call. Become a member ahead of time by calling the office at 301-373-2280 or online at www.sotterley.org.
On November 3rd from 6-8pm at Great Mills High School SMCR, a nonprofit providing programs and events for individuals with developmental differences in Southern Maryland is hosting Southern Maryland's Got Talent, an open talent competition for all amateurs in St. Mary's and Calvert County. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Audience tickets are $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Food will be available for purchase from Grill Sergeant BBQ. A portion of the food sales will be donated to SMCR. Please visit www.somdcr.org under the "Events" tab for more information. Performers must audition to be in the show. If you would like to audition to be in the show, please come to one of our four auditions. They are: September 29th at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California from 1-3pm October 6th at St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick from 1-3pm October 13th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park from 1-3pm and October 20th at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons from 1-3pm
On October 6th, the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad will have a Roast beef Dinner from 4-7 pm. Menu Roast beef dinner, Beef Gravy, Mash Potatoes, peas, carrots, biscuits and desserts. Cost is $15.00 eat in or carry out. $8 children 12 and under, $5 and under are free.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the 18th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The festivities will begin with a lively parade. Following the parade, participants will enjoy live music, face painting, area artists, local heritage displays, classic cars, games, and more. Refreshments and souvenir t-shirts will be available. If you have questions or a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share, contact the Nanjemoy Community Center coordinator at 301-246-9612. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD at 800-735-2258.
The Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department will have an open house on Saturday October 6th from 11 am - 3 pm. There will be lots of educational opportunities along with food, fun, and games. We look forward to seeing all our friends and family at the event to celebrate another great year in Solomons VRSFD history.
Participate in the commemoration of the freedom of those who, with the help of the British, fled slavery during the War of 1812. A free daylong celebration with: Walking Tours; Speakers; Entertainment; Kayak Tours; Exhibits at Historic Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church and the Lower Marlboro Hall; food vendor; and period reenactments. The celebration will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the end of Lower Marlboro Road, Owings, Maryland. This free event is sponsored by the:
Residents of Lower Marlboro; NAACP, Calvert County Branch; Calvert County Historical Society; Calvert Library; Calvert County Historic District Commission; Calvert County Parks & Recreation Natural Resource Division; Maryland State Archives; Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture; Mt. Harmony – Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church. Come and learn a little more about Calvert County history while enjoying the pastoral atmosphere of Lower Marlboro.