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River Concert Series featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra, July 25, 7PM
Join Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra along the shore of the St. Mary's River for the River Concert Series! The repertoire of the series ranges from serious classical composition, to the light classics, to jazz. As part of the series' mission, genres such as Bluegrass and Blues are fused with orchestral instrumentation. These extremely popular outdoor concerts strive to be family friendly, creating an atmosphere that brings our community together. FREE and open to all. Click Here for more information.

Archaeology Days at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC)
July 25 & 26
Historic St. Mary's City

Help uncover the past at HSMC on July 25 and 26! Visit excavations, discover what the soil reveals about Maryland’s beginnings, help screen excavated material and see what bits of the past you recover. Tour the archaeology laboratory and the reconstructed Brick Chapel with a special showing of lead coffins recovered from that site, or take a break in the air-conditioned St. John’s Site Museum, where an archaeologist will guide you through the unique exhibits there. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.hsmcdigshistory.org. 800-SMC-1634.

Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ 2014
August 1 & 2, 2014 12pm - 10pm
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY KIX AND SAM GROW
Presented by Toyota of Southern Maryland

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group is pleased to bring to Southern Maryland a nationally sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society competition as featured on the Food Network and Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters. Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ presented by Toyota of Southern Maryland is a two day festival featuring a variety of events, attractions, food and entertainment for all ages. Join us for a weekend packed with live music, rides, games, unique vendors, fantastic food and a delicious craft beer and wine garden. Get your tickets online today!

The Great Big Home And Remodeling Show
August 9 & 10, 2014
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Hall
Hollywood, MD
301-638-SHOW

Special Guest: Fred Smoot - Saturday, August 9, 1pm - 2:30pm
Don't miss this terrific event! A great opportunity to take advantage of show specials on thousands of Home and Leisure products and services. Over 100 exhibitors will be demonstrating their latest products and offering unbeatable show pricing under one roof. The Great Big Home & Leisure Show is a two day event that happens only twice per year. Don't miss out on this Great Big opportunity to get expert advice and save thousands of dollars on your next purchase for your home!
EXHIBITORS call 301-638-SHOW or visit our website at http://www.greatbighomeshow.com for information!

Country Stars & Hot Cars to Hit St. Mary's Co. Aug. 15
Friends of Cedar Lane presents Benefit Concert & Car Show at Maryland International Raceway featuring Sam Grow, Danielle Bradbery & Love and Theft
Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Maryland will transform into a concert venue on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7p.m. when Friends of Cedar Lane presents a live music concert and rod and classic car show. Country Stars & Hot Cars features a line-up of some of today’s hottest, rising country music stars: Danielle Bradbery (2013 Winner of The Voice); Love and Theft (2014 nominees ACM Vocal Duo of the Year); Southern Maryland’s own favorite Sam Grow. To offer something for everyone, the event will also feature a Rod & Classic Car Showcase, with a “People’s Choice Award” to be presented based on fan votes. WMZQ radio personality, Aly Jacobs, will serve as emcee for the evening.

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New So Md Trails: Earth, Art, Imagination Guidebook Released
The Fifth edition of the Southern Maryland Trails: Earth, Art, Imagination guidebook has hit the streets! "Your guide to all things handmade, homegrown, locally harvested and authentically Southern Maryland," the book details the region's best art, food, wine, lodgings and farms in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties. The 140-page full color publication is available free from partner sites, designated pickup sites and visitor centers in Maryland. For a full list of pick up locations visit the Southern Maryland Trails website www.somdtrails.com or order a copy online (small shipping fee applies).

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