Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Go Wild for a Great Cause at the 7th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show

Go Wild for a Great Cause at the 7th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show
New Location, New Activities for 2013
Retriever Dog Demonstration, Art Auction and more - Tickets are now on sale

St. Mary’s County, Maryland - On May 24 and 25, 2013, artists and wildlife enthusiasts alike are invited to attend the 7th Annual Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Potomac River Waterfowl Show at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD.  The show features dozens of award-winning artists showcasing their world-class wildlife art both at a dinner reception and day-time fair. 

Tickets are now on sale for the Cattails and Cocktails Reception and Dinner on Friday evening from 6 – 9 p.m. For $50 per person, enjoy a sit down dinner by Outback Steakhouse and open bar. The purchase of your ticket(s) reserves your seat. Tables of eight are $400. Also, spotlight your business through a sponsorship while supporting this great event. Individual tickets, tables or sponsorships may be purchased online at, or mail a check payable to the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland.

The show re-opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. and admission is $5 per person. Experienced and novice decoy carvers may enter their creations in the show’s decoy competition – registration is between 10 a.m. and noon; entry fees are $10 for the first decoy and $4 for each additional entry.
Join us in honoring Honorary Chairperson Tommy Deagle, Primitive Achery Equipment artist Justin Bressler and many other award-winning artists that will be featuring their work at the show. The full list of confirmed artists is available on the show’s webpage.  Along with the work on display, attendees are able to purchase contemporary and antique decoys, carvings, prints and original artwork directly from the artists.  Entrance to both the dinner and daytime event will give you access to the following additional activities:

·         Art show – display of award winning wildlife and waterfowl artists
·         Working Decoy Competitions – run by the International Wildfowl Carving Association
·         Outdoor field competitions
·         Buy, sell and swap – your decoys and related items. Tables available for $50 donation
·         Free decoy appraisals and identifications – done by Potomac Decoy Collectors Association
·         Live auction – Old decoys and related items
·         NEW Retriever Dog Demonstrations

To purchase tickets, call 301-885-0108 or visit Our partners this year include: Potomac Decoy Collectors Association, Rappahannock Decoy Carvers and Collectors Guild, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Chaney Enterprises, and Community Bank of Tri-County.

The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the community of Southern Maryland by aligning philanthropic interests with community needs through stewardship, collaboration and charitable giving.

Contact: Gretchen Heinze-Hardman
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland

Steppin' Out in Leonardtown this Spring

Steppin' Out in Leonardtown this Spring

Visitors and residents are invited to Leonardtown for a series of five weekends in April and May during the Steppin' Out in Leonardtown spring campaign.

Each Steppin' Out in Leonardtown weekend will include a signature event and theme ­­
from Earth Day to Armed Forces weekend.

Participating shops and restaurants around town will offer thematic deals and coupons and host activities and special events during these weekends.

Earth Day weekend kicks off the campaign on April 19-21 with a focus on all things fresh,
green and local, culminating with Sunday's annual Earth Day on the Square celebration.

Fabulous Fifties weekend takes place April 28-29 and features the St. Mary's Rod & Classic Spring Fling Car Show and all things retro.

The town celebrates May Day and Cinco de Mayo, with a Fiesta First Friday and Latin flavors all weekend, May 3-5.

Celebrate Marvelous Moms the weekend of May 10-12, with the SOMD Fashion Flea Market produced by 3 Chicks Promotions and a fashion show on the Leonardtown Wharf and specials, lunches and brunches at local shops and restaurants.

The campaign wraps up the weekend of May 17-19 with "Heroes Welcome," an Armed Forces day salute to the troops.

The Steppin' Out in Leonardtown campaign is a cooperative effort made by the Commissioners of Leonardtown, the Leonardtown Business Association and St. Mary's County Division of Tourism.

To learn more about Steppin' Out in Leonardtown and to see a full list of events, deals and participating businesses, log on to the campaign website at

Thursday, March 14, 2013

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Sterling House

Come for the Easter eggs, stay for brunch!  The restaurant will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for Easter Sunday brunch.  Reservations Recommended - 301-997-1009.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Leonardtown Lions Donate to Vacations for Vets

Leonardtown Lion Donald Fincham, Left, and Lion Mike Payne present a $1,000.00 check to some of the staff of the Vacations for Vets organization: Sigrid Beach, Treasurer; Shelby Harrington, Secretary; and on the right, Connie Pennington, President, Board of Directors.