March 28, 2017

Cherry Blossom Festival Opens at 11 April 9, Costumed Dog Parade at Noon

cherry blossom festival

Great Mills High School Marching Band to open the 2017 ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Festival and followed by Broadway, Salsa, Gospel, Chorale, and Orchestral emsembles throughout the afternoon. Winner of Lexington Park Alive! mural competition announced at 4 at the Three Notch Theatre.

Be a Weather Spotter With SKYWARN

Weather Spotter for SKYWARN

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services and Technology will host a SKYWARN Basics class from 6 to 9 pm Monday, March 27, 2017, in Leonardtown.

Guitar Festival Features Workshop, Concert

Guitar Festival 2017

Grammy Award-winning musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will headline the fifth annual Guitar Festival by Power Jam Music Alliance on Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Callaway. Guitar lovers will unite for an afternoon guitar workshop and an evening concert and art show.

Turn Spaghetti Into Art

Spaghetti Dinner

Showtime Deli in Lexington Park will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, March 8, 2017, to support the ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Festival in April.

Get Documents Shredded at Event


It’s almost time for spring cleaning. Get your papers shredded. Don’t let old documents put you at risk for identity theft. St. Mary’s County’s Department of Public Works is planning a document shredding event for Saturday, April 8, from 8 am to noon at the St. Andrew’s landfill.

LHS Student Heads to State Poetry Finals

State Poetry Out Loud

Leonardtown High School’s Katherine Cognard-Black earned second place in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition held at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus.

Comments Sought on Pax River’s Site 21

pax remediation

The Department of the Navy is inviting the public to comment on the engineering evaluation and cost analysis for Site 21 – Sludge Drying Beds under the environmental restoration program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The comment period ends March 10.

Inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival April 9


Artists, musicians, actors, even costumed dogs are joining in to launch an ArtsPark at the former Lexington Manor neighborhood with an inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival on April 9, 2017.

Meet New SBDC Business Consultant

CSM SBDC Wynne Briscoe

A Small Business Development Center open house will be held from 10 am to 4 pm Thursday, Feb. 16, in Leonardtown. Wynne Briscoe, the newest SBDC business consultant for St. Mary’s County, will be introduced.

Theater Presenting ‘Dial M for Murder’

Theater Newtowne Players

The Newtowne Players will present Frederick Knott’s classic thriller “Dial M for Murder” through Feb. 26 at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park.