November 21, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Get a Sneak Peek of Festival of Trees -

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol -

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lexington Park VA Clinic Opens

VA Clinic

The Veteran Administration’s Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Lexington Park, MD, opens Dec. 2, 2019 at Great Mills and Chancellor’s Run roads — 45870 East Run Drive, Suite 300, Open 8 am to 4:30 pm   240-237-1625

Group Exploring YMCA for St. Mary’s to Meet


The St. Mary’s County YMCA Exploratory Committee is scheduled to meet at 6 pm Thursday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

County Gives Notice of Limited St. Mary’s Transit Route Operations

St. Mary's Transit

Illustration courtesy St. Mary’s Transit System During the week of November 18-22, 2019, the St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate the new Route 8 California/Great Mills public transportation service. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit program for persons with disabilities and the Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will continue to operate on a regular schedule. On Friday, November 29, 2019, STS public transportation routes will operate on the Saturday schedule: Great Mills/California (11), Leonardtown Route Northbound and Southbound (12), and County Span Northbound and Southbound with the Southern Route (7), and the Northern Route (14+ 6)….

Library to Host Parenting Workshop


The Lexington Park Library will host a free parenting workshop titled Raising 21st Century Children, on Monday, Nov. 18.

Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol

A holiday treat is in store for theatergoers at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. The family-friendly “A Seussified Christmas Carol” will be performed from November 29 to December 15, 2019.

Ceremony Commemorates Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

A soil collection ceremony was held Nov. 1 in commemoration of lynching victim Benjamin Hance. Mr. Hance was said to have died in 1887 in St. Mary’s County. The Emancipation Day ceremony was one of healing and remembrance for the only documented lynching victim in the county.

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020


BECA is seeking scholarships to add to the 2020 common application. If you are interested in supporting a scholarship, BECA can assist.

Food Bank Soon to Open in St. Mary’s

Feed St. Mary's

Feed St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s County’s only food bank, continues to pursue additional partnerships to provide the staffing, volunteers, and food to make adequate nutrition available to those who need it. They need you.

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians


Macmillan Publishers has limited libraries’ purchase of new release e-books for eight weeks to try to recoup dropping e-book sales. Librarians accuse the company of denying access to readers.

Bells to Toll Nov. 11 to Commemorate WWII Armistice


St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum will join Bells of Peace at 11 am Nov. 11, 2019, to honor the 116,516 Americans, including the 27 St. Mary’s County natives, who died in World War I.