Friday, September 20, 2013

LHS Band Boosters Rhythm Run 9/22

Weekend Events 9/20-9/22

In addition to Fair Weekend, which started yesterday and ends on Sunday, please note that there is also a timed 5K race in Town Sunday morning.

Roads are not closed, and the route does not affect any of the churches in Town, but traffic may be stopped temporarily at intersections for runner safety.

The Leonardtown High School Band Boosters Rhythm Run 5K race/1 mile fun run/walk starts at the Leonardtown Wharf at 9:00 a.m. and should conclude by 11:00 a.m.

Run Route:

Participants will gather at Leonardtown Wharf Park and proceed on Washington Street toward Town Square.

Turning left, the runners will proceed on the right shoulder of Camalier Drive and Tudor Hall Place, making a right onto Courthouse Drive.

Runners will then make a right onto Fenwick Street, staying on the right sidewalk, following it to Gregory Drive, where they will do a turnaround at the dead end and make a left back onto Fenwick Street this time following the left shoulder (facing traffic).

The course then turns left back onto Courthouse Drive, left onto Camalier/Guyther and then a right onto Tudor Hall Road behind the Courthouse.

Runners will cross Washington Street and follow the left shoulder of Lawrence Avenue (facing traffic), turning left onto Barthelme, right onto Duke Street and following Duke Street into the Leonardtown Elementary School parking lot.

Runners will complete 2 circular laps in the parking lot and come back out onto Duke Street, making a left onto Barthelme and then crossing Lawrence Avenue to follow the left shoulder (facing oncoming traffic).

The course finishes as runners make a right onto Washington Street following the shoulder back to the Wharf.

Please use caution when driving through Leonardtown Sunday morning - Thank you!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cruising to Leonardtown

The 2nd Annual Cruising to Leonardtown Poker Walk
Proceeds Benefit Vacations for Vets and the Greenwell Foundation

Walk around Leonardtown building the best hand you can, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, 
dance to sounds of the Bar Dogs, 
and drool over the classic cars and sweet motorcycles on display in the Square - 
or bring your own to show! 
Prizes for High and Low Hand, door prizes and raffles!
Event is from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Cards must be handed in by 7:45 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wiskers to play to benefit Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 local band WISKERS will perform from 2-6 p.m. to benefit the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy. The band, which performs hits from the 70's and 80's, has a huge regional following, and since they don't perform on a regular schedule anymore, you'll want to get your tickets early, before they sell out!

The concert will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf, a beautiful waterfront venue in historic St. Mary's County, Maryland. Vendors will be on-site sellling seafood, hot dogs and hamburgers, and other picnic fare, and beer, wine, soda and other beverages will be available for sale at the concert. No coolers are allowed, but concert-goers should bring blankets and/or lawn chairs to the event, for lawn seating.

For more information, contact the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy at (301) 373-4141. Tickets are $10.00/per person and can be purchased at the event or on line at through paypal.


Public Workshop on Land Use Study around NAS Patuxent River

The public is invited to participate in a presentation and round-table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX). The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, in cooperation with regional planning organizations including: the Mid-Shore Regional Council, Tri-County Council of the Lower Eastern Shore, Northern Neck Planning District Commission, local jurisdictions, and other agencies and organizations, is conducting a JLUS to identify current and / or potential land use issues that could impact the NAS PAX missions and operations and develop recommendations to mitigate or prevent the issues identified.
The study’s objective is to develop a set of recommendations that will guide compatibility planning around NAS PAX to accommodate new growth and economic development, protect public health and safety, and sustain the operational missions of the base. The JLUS will explore how NAS PAX and local jurisdictions might work together through enhanced communication and coordination to best achieve the mutual goals of all stakeholders.

The first set of workshops will be held throughout the region in four different locations, and each workshop will be tailored to the specific location it is being conducted in.

The Southern Maryland region workshop will be held for St. Mary’s County, Charles County, and Calvert County on:

Date: September 30, 2013 - Monday
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department (public meeting room)
46900 South Shangri-La Drive
Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

The JLUS will assess 24 compatibility factors (man-made and natural factors), such as: Noise Aircraft Safety Zones Frequency Interference Alternative Energy Development Vertical Obstructions Interagency Coordination Water Quality / Quantity Roadway Capacity
The public is encouraged to join us at this workshop and learn m
ore about this planning process and provide their input on the issues relevant to the JLUS. To develop a plan that is responsive to local needs, it is critical to obtain input from the community.

For more information,
visit the project’s website at:
or contact: Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
Katrina Tucker, AICP, Director of Regional Planning
Phone: 301.274.1922 (select 2 then extension *816)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weekend Events 9/14-9/15

This coming weekend is loaded with activity, so come out and enjoy the Fall Festivities!

Saturday 9/14 – 9 a.m. - Father Andrew White Walk for the Poor
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the School and the Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. and proceeds though the streets of Town.  Roads are not closed for the event, but traffic may be delayed to allow walkers to cross Washington Street and Fenwick Street.  Non-perishable food items and monetary donations gratefully accepted.  For more information call Patty at 301-904-7990 or visit

Saturday 9/14 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Fall Follies Craft Show in the Square, hosted by St. Mary’s Craft Guild
The event will feature a colorful array of homemade crafts and goodies – start your holiday shopping early with creative gift ideas for the whole family!

For more information, call 301-997-1644, visit, or email  Also, check out The Craft Guild Shop on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note: For event safety, the Upper Square – Washington Street between Fenwick Street and Park Avenue - will be closed to through traffic between 7 AM and 5 PM.  All other roads will be open.

Sunday 9/15 – 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. - St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce Taste of St. Mary’s
Come sample the culinary delights of St. Mary’s County at this year’s Taste of St. Mary’s.  For a small fee you can sample everything from seafood to dessert from 18 different restaurants and caterers all within walking distance.  For more information contact the Chamber at 301-737-3001.

Please note: For event safety, most of the Square between Fenwick Street and Park Avenue, as well as the area in front of the Post Office - will be closed to through traffic between 9 AM and 7 PM.  Inbound traffic on Washington Street will be re-directed up Shadrick Street to Lawrence Avenue or down Fenwick Street to Courthouse.

Handicap parking for events is located in the parking lot behind Corner Critters and in the Courthouse Parking lot.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Leonardtown High School Raider Band competing in Second Annual Marching Band Classic

The Leonardtown High School Raider Band will be competing in the Washington High School (Charles Town, WV) Second Annual Marching Band Classic on September 28, 2013.