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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Holiday Exhibit

The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point will present a holiday exhibit inside the museum, Potomac River Maritime building and lighthouse keeper's quarters, a historic building not normally open to the public. The exhibit's theme is "Home for Christmas" with each room of the keeper's quarters incorporating a holiday setting from various time periods - 1800s through 1970s. Visitors will enjoy the nostalgia of yesteryear as they view period decorations, toys and collectibles. Families can participate in a fun scavenger hunt activity that will lead them through the exhibit and offer informational facts and history within the exhibit. All kids are encouraged to sign up for the free boy's and girl's bike raffle!

The Lighthouse Lens Museum Store will be open with an array of unique gifts, lighthouse and nautical items, jewelry, clothing, home décor and children's items. Don't miss the pre-lit crab pot Christmas trees to decorate your home, yard, pier or boat! Museum gift memberships are the perfect gift for "the one who has everything" and provide a 10% discount on museum store items.

The museum and holiday exhibit will be available December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 - from noon to 4 p.m. The extended holiday schedule includes December 21 to December 31, each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 per adult, $3.50 for senior citizens, military personnel, and students 6 to 18. Children 5 and under get in free. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum and historic lighthouse campus.

All are invited to the Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 15 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Free refreshments and children's holiday activity inside the museum.

The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park is managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks and the St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners. The museum is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point. The museum, maritime exhibit and grounds are handicap accessible.

For more information, please call the museum at 301-994-1471 or visit the website at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

St. Clement's Island Museum Presents 28th Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit

The St. Clement's Island Museum in Colton's Point, MD will present the 28th Annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit, beginning December 1, for a month-long exhibition. The museum will come alive with antique and collectible dolls, toys and working miniature trains in a holiday setting sure to delight children from one to 101.

The theme this year celebrates "A Maryland Christmas," and incorporates Maryland facts and folklore, Maryland railroads and Chesapeake Bay related displays. Maryland-themed activities for kids will be available in the c. 1820 Little Red Schoolhouse. This exhibit is made possible by the members of the Southern Maryland and Black-eyed Susan Doll Clubs and Maggie and Anthony Hammett.

Visitors will also enjoy browsing through the Crab Claw Museum Store, which features a myriad of unique gifts, children's books and toys, clothing, jewelry, Maryland flags and scarves, lighthouses, souvenirs and even pre-lit crab pot Christmas trees, perfect for your home, yard, boat, or pier. All museum store proceeds benefit museum programs, projects and exhibits.

Become a museum member and receive a 10% discount any time you shop throughout the year!

The exhibit will be open December 1 to December 20, Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. The extended holiday schedule includes December 21 to December 31, open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and military, $1.50 for children 6 to 18 and kids 5 and under are free. The museum will present an open house on Saturday, December 8 and admission is free for everyone.

The St. Clement's Island Museum is managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks and the St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners. It is located at the end of Route 242 in Colton's Point, MD. Please call the Museum Division offices at 301-769-2222 for more information or log on to the website at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Redistricting Board Meeting Rescheduled

The 2013 Redistricting Board of Directors will meet on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commissioners Meeting Room inside the Chesapeake Building, located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown.

The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the written form of the adopted redistricting plan for St. Mary's County.

Members of the public are invited to attend.

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