Monday, August 26, 2013

Art for Everyone on the Square in Leonardtown on Friday, September 6 from 5 – 8 p.m.

August 22, 2013
Commissioners of Leonardtown

There is Art for Everyone on the Square in Leonardtown on Friday, September 6 from 5 – 8 p.m.  The Arts and Entertainment District Committee, Commissioners of Leonardtown, Leonardtown Business Association, and local arts community are providing an evening of music, theater, visual arts, and interactive displays to welcome everyone to Leonardtown, the newest Arts and Entertainment District in Maryland!

Join Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Hannah Byron, Chairperson of the Maryland State Arts Council Barbara Bershon, Leonardtown Mayor Dan Burris, and the Leonardtown Town Council in the celebration of the new designation, including the unveiling of the new Arts and Entertainment District logo.  Then let the sweet soulful sounds of Jennifer Cooper and Groovespan lead you through the Square as you watch members of the North End Gallery and other local artists displaying, selling and creating new pieces En plein air ("in the open air”) around the Town.

Take an old-fashioned Horse-and-Carriage ride to discover artistic gems like Opal Fine Arts, Bella Music School, Chez Nous, and Olde Towne Stitchery.  Continue your exploration of art and the local business community by following the Art Walk around Town.  The week before the September 6 event, local artists will have works on display in 21 different businesses around Town, and you get to vote for your favorite piece!  Get your ballot from the August 29 issue of The County Times or pick one up one at any participating Art Walk location.  You may hand in your completed ballot at the Leonardtown Arts Center anytime during the week, but the first 100 people to turn in their ballot during the First Friday event will receive a Leonardtown Swag Bag full of handy items and coupons from local businesses.  

Bring the kids for hands-on activities and crafts at Yellow Door Art Studios, and visit with the cast of College of Southern Maryland’s production of Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Murder Mystery.  Just outside the Leonardtown Arts Center, viewers can become artists themselves by combining pre-made crocheted pieces into a colorful, ever-changing community sculpture akin to The Smithsonian Coral Reef

Friendly Arts Ambassadors will be staged around the Town to help you find all these activities and more at Crazy for Ewe, Fuzzy Farmers Market, and the Friends of the Leonardtown Theater display – they will even point you in the direction of the cupcake table!  So please join us for September First Fridays’ Celebration of the Arts and Entertainment Designation, Friday, September 6, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m.  For more information visit  and  or call the Town Office at 301-475-9791.

Thursday, August 08, 2013


The CRUISERS - U.S. NAVY BAND Contemporary Ensemble
6:00 PM @ St. Mary's Ryken High School

Due the unpredictable weather in the area this weekend, The Cruisers – U.S. Navy Band Contemporary Ensemble concert has been moved indoors to Romuald Hall Theater, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, located at 22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown, Md., 20650. The Romuald Hall Theater is an indoor, air-conditioned venue on the lower campus of St. Mary’s Ryken; no need to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy jazz, R&B, pop and original compositions performed by The Cruisers - U.S. Navy Contemporary Ensemble. Please do not bring food, drink or coolers into the auditorium. For more information, call 301-475-9791. The concert is FREE to the public, family friendly, and made possible in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

St. Mary's County Government - CodeRed Emergency Notification System


August 6, 2013 10:45 a.m.

Department of Emergency Services & Technology to Utilize CodeRed Emergency Notification System

Leonardtown, MD - The St Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology will utilize the CodeRed Emergency Notification System on August 9, 2013 at approximately 11:00 a.m. to call the entire community. The calls will start at 11:00 a.m. and will continue until the entire database has been attempted.

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology recommends everyone opt in to the CodeRed Weather Warning system and also suggests all individuals and businesses to take time and visit the website to add contact information. This information should include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses (for use by the CodeRed system).

Others who should register include businesses, individuals with unlisted phone numbers and those who have recently changed their phone number. Also, anyone who uses a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology urges citizens to log onto the St Mary’s County website at and follow the CodeRed link at the bottom of the page. Those without Internet access may call 301-475-4200 ext.2150 and leave a message with their contact information. Required information includes a physical street address (no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.

Additional information about the CodeRed Warning system can be found on the website. For further information please call 301-475-4200 option 6 then option 3.

Monday, August 05, 2013


Free Summer Concert on the Square

 Bring the whole family to the Leonardtown Square this Saturday evening, August 10. Enjoy dinner at one of our many restaurants and then bring your blankets and beach chairs to the Square at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy jazz, R&B, pop and original compositions performed by The Cruisers - U.S. Navy Contemporary Ensemble. This FREE concert is made possible in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. We'll see YOU on the SQUARE! 301-475-9791
Cruisers Portrait

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Beach Party is Still Happening Today!

We've seen some light showers this morning, and we're watching the forecast carefully, but the Beach Party is still a go! 40 tons of sand being delivered right now, and plenty of other entertainment on the way!