Friday, March 28, 2014


Leonardtown, MD:  St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism and the Town of Leonardtown announce a full roster of family activities set for Raiders & Invaders weekend, a 3-day, multi-component experience for all ages taking place in Leonardtown and throughout St. Mary’s County June 6-8, 2014. Activities include performances, music, hands-on activities and contests.

The event begins on June 6, with Raiders & Invaders First Friday in Leonardtown from 5PM to 8PM.  Family activities include 1812-themed hands-on fun for children at Yellow Door Art Studios presented by St. Mary’s Macaroni Kid, traditional games at Ye Olde Town CafĂ©, and a performance of 1812-inspired songs and stories in the square by musician Gary Rue and historian Dan Shomette.  The Newtowne Players will perform street theater throughout the town as various period characters both Friday and Saturday.

The Saturday Festival on June 7 begins at the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus.  Visitors can park at the CSM parking lot and participate before walking or taking the event shuttle into town.  Outdoor activities start at 10AM and continue throughout the day and include obstacle courses and geo-caching games based on Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Hunger Games.

In Leonardtown proper, visitors can watch circus performers and participate in circus arts workshops by the Old Bay Circus, see a children’s variety show by family entertainers Nicolo Whimsey, listen to master 1812 storyteller Ming Diaz, learn about what life was like in 1812 from demonstrators offering spinning and weaving, blacksmithing and lace-making, and see period encampments by the Brooke’s Company, and swordplay by the Calvert-Arundel Swordsmen. 

Musical acts feature traditional maritime chanteys by the Ship’s Company Chantymen, acoustic folk by Baltimore-based ILYAIMY, and a performance by Downrange US Army Band.  Maritime activities include “Invasion Route” boat tours on Breton Bay with oyster buy-boats and other historic craft docked at the Wharf.  The festival concludes with a free evening concert for all ages at the Wharf, featuring the music of Justin Myles and The British Invasion Tribute, playing favorites of the 60s British Invasion Era, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Who.

Kids can get involved prior to the event by participating in two contests. The first, organized through St. Mary’s County Library, is a “Finish the Story” Contest.  Details can be found at  Middle School students can also participate in the War of 1812-Inspired Illustration Contest sponsored by Big Larry's and The St. Mary's Arts Council.  Details can be found at

Raiders & Invaders is part of the State of Maryland’s War of 1812 Chesapeake Campaign – a year of bicentennial events and activities that follow the 1814 British push up the Chesapeake and Patuxent to Washington D.C. and Baltimore.  Though there were few battles in Southern Maryland, the British continually harassed coastline residents and subsequently invaded the tiny Town of Leonardtown – population approximately 300.  But victory was not as easy as it seemed.  The Town residents convinced the British commander with his force of 1,500 not to burn the courthouse, but to move on out of town.  And that, say event organizers, is worth commemorating.

For the most current event information, the public can log on to the event website

Event Information Contacts: 
Andrew M. Ponti, Tourism Coordinator, St. Mary’s County Tourism:  301-475-4200 X1404 or
Maria Fleming, Leonardtown Event Coordinator:  301-475-9791 or

Thursday, March 27, 2014



Election of three (3) Council Members of the Town of Leonardtown will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Notice is hereby given that an election of three (3) Council members of Leonardtown shall be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, and that the polls shall be open at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, Maryland, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM, on said date, for voting.

The deadline for filing is Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM. Candidates may file at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland.

In order to hold elective or appointive office as Mayor or as a Town Council member one must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Town for at least one (1) year, and at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Property ownership alone does not qualify for election or appointment as a Town Councilmember.

Deadline for registration to vote is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Visit the Board of Elections office at 41650 Tudor Hall Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Monday through Friday, between the normal business hours of 8:00 am through 5:00 pm or call 301-475-7844 ext. 1610 to request an application to be mailed to you or for more detailed information go to: or by calling 301-475-9791. To obtain forms or for any questions, please call 301-475-9791 or go online at or email

Deadline for submitting a completed application for an Absentee Ballot is
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Town Office by 4:30 pm.

Deadline for Obtaining Emergency Ballot is Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Emergency ballots are for any voter who becomes unable to go personally to the polls because of illness or infirmity or condition of employment that occurred after the deadline for submittal of application for Absentee Ballot (April 29, 2014).

Voting Qualifications

To qualify to vote in a Town Election one must be registered.  To register, one must be a citizen of the United States and at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have been a resident of the Town for a period of at least thirty (30) days preceding the election.



The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing on Monday April 14, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town office at 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD.  The purpose of the hearing will be to receive comments on the Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2015.  Copies of the recommended budget will be available April 1 online at or at the Town Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The public is invited to attend or send written comments by 4:00 p.m. on April 14, 2014 to:

The Commissioners of Leonardtown

P.O. Box 1

Leonardtown, MD  20650

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Budget Workshop, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a workshop on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Town office on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Due to weather the trash schedule is on a slide schedule

For the residents of the Town of Leonardrown trash pickup is on a slide schedule due to the weather. Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday and Friday pickup on Saturday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting CANCELLED

The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A Reminder to Spring Ahead

Spring Ahead

The Town of Leonardtown reminds citizens to mark their calendars and set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Daylight Saving Time- officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9th.

This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Trash Pickup pushed back by one day.

Trash pickup for the rest of the week will be pushed back by one day. Tuesdays trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, and Fridays trash and recycling will be picked up on Saturday. 

Any questions, please contact the Town office at 301-475-9791