Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Cheer First Friday

Make it Date Night in Leonardtown! 
Shop for unique holiday gifts at our local shops and boutiques 
and enjoy a different kind of “Holiday Cheer” 
at the local pubs, taverns, restaurants and the Port of Leonardtown Winery.

Visit to find holiday specials 
at participating Leonardtown businesses 
and join us from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. the first Friday of each month 
for First Fridays all year round!

Christmas on the Square

          Ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 29th from 5 - 9:00 PM with Leonardtown’s annual "Christmas on the Square" and "Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony" held on Washington Street in the Leonardtown Square. 
       Live entertainment starts at 5:00 pm. and includes holiday music, sleigh rides, horse & carriage rides, train rides, hay rides, fire truck rides, a petting zoo, live nativity, face painting, make-and-take crafts, festive decorations, food and much more!  Stop by Mrs. Claus’ tent for stories and crafts, but make sure you are in the Square promptly at 7:00 PM for Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree! 
            Stage performances include Bella School of Music, Piney Point Elementary School, Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Troupe, the Leonardtown Baptist Church Choir, and the Bootscooters!  Let the music put you in the holiday mood as you browse the downtown merchants and art galleries that will remain open for your Christmas shopping needs. 
Want to give back this holiday season?  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots through Winegardner Automotive, or support local charity fundraisers and raffles.     Don’t miss the drawing for the Cedar Lane $10,000 Raffle Winner live on stage after Santa’s arrival.  Tickets are $100 each, with a maximum of 500 tickets being sold.  You can buy your ticket the night of the event, or beat the rush and call 301-475-8966 or e-mail Beverly Stickles at with your request and she will reserve a ticket for you.
            You'll also want to stop by the Winegardner Auto Showroom Christmas Festival sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary.  See the decorated trees and wreaths, admire the electric train display, sign up for the silent auction, or buy a chance to win a wagon full of toys worth over $500!  There will also be face-painting and grab bags for the kids.
            This year many of the rides will board in front of Winegardner Automotive and travel around the Historical Part of Town, including Tudor Hall, The Old Jail Museum and the Historic Courthouse Building.  Enjoy time away from the crowds and travel into the past with beautifully decorated buildings, luminaries and Christmas carolers.  Groups interested in caroling should contact Maria Fleming at
            Several streets in the downtown Leonardtown Square area will be closed to thru traffic from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  Spectators are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland and take the free shuttle bus service to the Leonardtown Square, or park at Leonardtown Elementary School, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, or other designated lots around Town and enjoy the beautifully decorated walk into Town Square! 

            Christmas on the Square is sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, the Leonardtown Business Association and the Commissioners of Leonardtown, with gratitude to their community financial partners:  Two Guys Auto Body, Winegardner Automotive, Quality Built Homes, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, PNC Bank, Burris’ Olde Towne Insurance, and the College of Southern Maryland.  For further information, visit or call 301-475-9791.  (Rain date:  The rain date will consist of the Annual Tree Lighting only on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM.)  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Breakfast with Special Guest - SANTA CLAUS

Want to get your Christmas list in early ahead of everyone else!!

Have Christmas Breakfast with Special Guest - SANTA CLAUS on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department

Menu prepared by Auxiliary to the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department - Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, French Toast, Home fries, Apple sause, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Mil

To benefit the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department

Adults $10.00, Children 2-12, $5.00 and under 2 - Free

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Emergency Siren in Leonardtown

Emergency Siren in Leonardtown

The emergency siren in Leonardtown is used as a means of notifying residents of various emergencies.  For your information, the alarm sounds three times for any fire incident or motor vehicle accident in Leonardtown. The alarm is no longer sounded for Rescue Squad medical calls. 

The emergency siren also sounds one time at noon with the exceptions of Sundays.    

If the emergency communications center receives a report of a tornado warning/sighting the alarm will sound the take cover siren for the areas involved in the county. (13 short audible blasts) 

The alarm sounds thirteen times for the take cover test which is the first Saturday of the month. (13 short audible blasts)

CANCELLED - Planning and Zoning Meeting and Public Hearing - Monday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.

Planning & Zoning Commission

Meeting Agenda

November 18, 2013 ~ 4:00 pm


Meeting for this month is cancelled

The public hearing scheduled for Nov. 18th is also cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

DATE CHANGE - Town Council Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Due to the Veterans Day Holiday and the 38th Annual Veterans Day Parade being held on Monday, November 11, 2013, the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting has moved to Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  A Workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  

See attached Agenda.