Friday, June 29, 2012

Music and More at Leonardtown July First Friday

July’s First Friday is going to be even Better than June’s!

Friday, July 6th is going to have everything June First Friday was going to have – except the rain! Leonardtown Business Association First Friday Committee is once again hosting live music, Info Share on The Square, a Summertime Raffle, and a new charity drive supporting Hope Phones (

Local Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll cover band GeeZer has agreed to come back and play their “Music for the Middle Aged” - songs from bands like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Santana, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles – but with enough variety to please fans of all ages.

Information tables for LBA members like Craft Guild Shop and the Leonardtown Arts Center, as well as Medstar St. Mary’s Health Connections, will be set up in the Square.

Summertime Raffle tickets are on sale at Port of Leonardtown Winery, Fuzzy Farmers Market, North End Gallery, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music - $1 each or 12 tickets for $10. Prizes include gift cards from LBA businesses and a Grand Prize - a gorgeous, hand-crafted coffee display table built by artisan carpenter Rob Seltzer of Herring Creek Furniture, Raffle prizes will be displayed on a rotating basis at local participating businesses. Go to for more information and the display schedule. Many thanks to Herring Creek Furniture, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Good Earth Natural Foods, Big Larry’s Comic Book CafĂ©, Brewing Grounds, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music for their generous prize donations.

Drop off stations are set up at Port of Leonardtown Winery on Route 5, or in Town at North End Gallery to collect old cell phones. International charity Hope Phones takes all phones, working or not, and erases all data before refurbishing them for sale or safely recycling them. Hope Phones uses revenue from these phones to buy new phones to distribute all over the world to provide communication between doctors, medical centers and people in need of medical attention.

So, don’t let the June rain spoil the July fun – Come to July First Friday in Leonardtown!

Concert on the Square

A special performance by the St. Mary's College River Concert Series Brass Ensemble will take place on Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Square.  Invite your family and friends, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and come relax and enjoy a wide variety of musical selections. Concert is FREE.  Funded in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Art Council's Community Art Development Grant Program and the Maryland Arts Council.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Annual Yard and Homemade Bake Sale

Annual Yard and Homemade Bake Sale - Saturday, July 7 - 7:00 a.m. to Noon

Saint Francis Xavier Parish Hall

Route 5 to Route 243 - 5.6 miles - Hall is on the left

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Downtown Tunes Goes Country


6 – 9:00 PM

Country Memories band brings their old-time country music show to Leonardtown’s Square for the second concert in the Downtown Tunes Series. Though Country Memories plays mostly older country tunes, they also do a few newer songs and some pop classics. Opening the show at 6:00 p.m. will be one of St. Mary’s County’s newest bands, Shuckin’ Country. While they are new to the music scene, being together less than a year, Shuckin’ Country is already booking dates throughout the County.

The concert will last about three hours. Rain date is same time Sunday. Admission is free, but attendees should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. For information contact Robin Guyther at 301 904-4452.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Town Council Meeting, 4:00 pm

Town Council meeting today at 4:00 p.m. at the Town office.  Public Hearing at 4:15 pm - Ordinance No 154 Adopting the Budget and Setting the Tax Rate for FY 2013

Friday, June 01, 2012

OUTDOOR First Friday activities CANCELLED for this evening

Unfortunately, due to the impending storms, the live music and Info Share on the Square have both been cancelled for this evening.

However, stores and restaurants will still be open and having First Friday specials, the raffle tickets are still available for sale and you can still drop off used cell phones for the Hope Phones charity drive. For more details go to .


A Public Hearing  on the Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm at the Town office .  Copies of the budget are available at the Town office.  You can access this link to review