July 31, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Register for Healthy St. Mary’s Annual Meeting -

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Entries Sought for DNR Photo Contest -

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Poplar Hill Music Series Continues -

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Save the Date for TPP Annual Dinner -

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Open House Set at Drayden Schoolhouse


The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, will offer a free open house for visitors at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse, one Saturday a month from 11 am to 2 pm. The next open house will be Aug. 7, 2021.

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Save the Date for TPP Annual Dinner

Save the Date

The Patuxent Partnership will hold its members-only annual dinner at 5:30 pm Sept. 2, 2021, in Historic St. Mary’s City.

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Audubon Revolutionized Art of Bird Painting

John James Audubon (1785-1851), the best bird illustrator of all time, revolutionized the art of bird painting by making the birds look alive with intelligence and personality.

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Navy Working Capital Fund Topic of Program


The Patuxent Partnership will host an in-person presentation on the Navy Working Capital Fund with Gene Townsend from 8 to 9 am August 11, 2021.

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TPP Panel to Discuss UAS Safety


Join The Patuxent Partnership for a panel discussion on UAS safety on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

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Lear’s Flamingo Is the 5th

In the history of flamingo painting, following the first notable four, the next notable rendition is Edward Lear’s (1812-1888), who paints the captivating bird dramatically assuming the pose of a ballerina.

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Stone Paints Flamingo – Sight Unseen

Sarah Stone was the fourth painter to capture a flamingo on paper. The first painter so inclined was John White, governor of Roanoke. But Alexander Wilson beat Stone — and even John James Audubon — to paint the third.

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Catesby Adds Color, Locale to Bird Painting

The second painting of a flamingo in America was drawn by Mark Catesby, the first ornithologist to include a typical tree, flower, or plant that indicated the food or habitat of each bird and the first to publish his paintings in color.

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Companies Sought to Host Student Apprenticeships


Local companies can become part of an innovative apprenticeship program in Southern Maryland that trains and prepares students to fill workforce shortages in STEM or manufacturing career fields.

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TPP Gets Tour of RoboBees’ New Hive

Hive RoboBees

The Patuxent Partnership board members recently toured the new Hive, home of growingSTEMS and the RoboBees, in Hollywood.

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