Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Heroes Welcome Weekend - Steppin Out in Leonardtown

May 17 - 19 - Heroes Welcome Weekend -

Last chance to enter to win a $1,000 Spending Spree in Leonardtown!


The Town of Leonardtown, The Leonardtown Business Association, and St. Mary’s County Tourism would like to announce a change of performance for Saturday, May 18 from 12 – 4:00 PM.  The “Superheroes vs Cancer” event previously listed in the “Steppin’ Out in Leonardtown” advertising has been changed to a “Heroes Welcome” concert event, featuring the band Metropolitan Barnyard, specials and discount for military personnel with valid military ID, and displays from local military and auxiliary organizations.

Comprised of retired Air Force band members, Metropolitan Barnyard, will be performing in the Town Square from 1PM to 3PM, bringing a unique perspective to the town's "Heroes" celebration of Armed Forces Day. Covering a broad spectrum of musical styles, they have performed their repertoire of Bluegrass, Country, Gypsy Jazz, Classical, and even a taste of James Brown at private parties and banquets hosted by commanding generals and higher.

In keeping with the day's theme, they will do "America The Beautiful" as an  audience sing along, a medley of service songs honoring veterans in attendance, and close with Orange Blossom Special. Another old country favorite, "I've Been Everywhere", will also hit the mark. Their fiddle player and lead vocalist, Jim Queen is a skilled raconteur, and will weave a narrative relating to the show's theme plus a little comedy besides.

Come and celebrate Armed Forces Day and enjoy a sonic blend of family friendly fun and good time music!


At the Restaurants and Winery

Big Larry’s Comic Book Café.  Saturday, 6- 8 PM:  free food samples with military ID.

Brewing Grounds.  Friday and Saturday:  10% off entire order for active and retired  military with ID.

Café des Artistes.  Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Complimentary glass of house wine with military ID and dinner specials. Saturday evening, 7:30 – 10:30 PM:  Jazz Cabaret with dancing.

The Front Porch.  Friday and Saturday, 11 AM – 10 PM: Active and retired military get complimentary house specialty bread pudding with purchase of two entrees (must show military ID.)

Guenther’s Bistro.  Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 5 – 9 PM:  Wine tasting. Special dinner entrees highlighting fresh local ingredients, complimentary dessert to active and retired military with ID.

Kevin’s Corner Kafe.  All weekend: Seafood specials. Download coupons for crab cakes and steamed shrimp dining deals.

Oga's Asian Cuisine.  Saturday, 11 AM - 8 PM: Get the General's special!--$6.99 for General Tso's Chicken.

Olde Town Pub. Saturday and Sunday: Stick'm up! Free mozzarella sticks when your order a pitcher

Port of Leonardtown Winery.  Saturday and Sunday, Noon- 6 PM:  Complimentary wine tasting for all active and retired military personnel and 10%  off all wine purchases with military ID.

The Tea Room. Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 15% all menu items for active or retired military personnel and their families.


Craft Guild Shop.  Saturday: 10% off total purchase with coupon and a military ID. Download coupon.

Crazy for Ewe.  Friday and Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM: 10% off all purchases for military personnel and their spouses.

Fenwick Street Used Books & Music.  Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Enjoy 10% off all military-related books.

Friday Night Film.  Friday, 6 PM:  see “M*A*S*H” at the Dorsey Building. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leonardtown Theater. Must reserve in advance. Click here.

Fuzzy Farmers Market. Saturday, 1 – 4 PM: Show our true colors! Make a charm in patriotic colors to hang from a zipper, purse or cell phone.  No cost for activity.

The Good Earth.  Saturday and Sunday: 10 % off total purchase with military ID.

HOMETOWN HERO:  Saturday: Display of photos and artifacts of WWII ace Walter Francis Duke, whose recently discovered remains will soon be returned from Burma. On the square.

Maryland Antiques Center.  Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM:  Patriotic decor and flag tribute to our vets. Complimentary cupcakes to all active duty military or with coupon while shopping.

Bella Antiques offers 20% off any purchase with payment made by cash or check and 15% off when paying by credit card with military id or coupon.

 Free gift at Caught My Eye with purchase of $25 or more. Look for posted deals in shops.

North End Gallery: Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Artist-made “hero-themed” buttons, one per person while supplies last.

Old Town Stitchery.  Friday and Saturday: 20% off red, white and blue fabrics. Saturday: Charity sewing activity to create a patriotic quilt to be donated to the Charlotte Hall Veterans’ Home.  Stop by and sew a quilt block.  No experience necessary.

Opal Fine Art.   Sunday,  Noon – 5 PM: Find out about the Greenwell Foundation’s cool programs for recovering US Military men and women offered at near-by Greenwell State Park.

Old Jail Museum.  Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM and Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM: stop in for a free tour.

Tudor Hall.  Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM: Visit the St. Mary’s County Historical Society located in historic Tudor Hall.

Yellow Door Art Studios.  Saturday, 3- 5 PM:  Hats Off to Veterans!  Put some patriot flair into your straw hat and you’ll be all set for summer!  Hat purchase and decorating session:  $5 child, $7 adult.