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CALVERT COUNTY ARTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

To submit information regarding upcoming gallery shows, performances and special artistic events, please contact the Arts Council of Calvert County at 410.257.7005 or email Pat Carpenter pcarpenter@calvertarts.orgFor additional events hosted throughout the Tri-County area visit www.somdarts.com

 

Upcoming Receptions, Shows and events in Calvert County include:

  

 

February 2011

 

 

During the Month of February at Bead Boutique in Prince Frederick

  • A wide variety of classes are offered
  • www.mdbeadboutique.com or call 410-535-6337 for more information
  • Pre-registration required
  • 28 Solomons Island Road, South

 

 

February 28 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Horses
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

March 2011

 

 

March 1 -- Writers by the Bay @ the Library

  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Looking for a writers' group?
  • All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie
  • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

 

March 2 through April 3 at CalvART Gallery - "Land and Sea"

  • The art of Mary Blumberg & Suzanne Shelden
  • Reception March 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

March 2 -- Cinema Cafe' at Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Join us for a great film, excellent discussion, light refreshments and coffee
  • The movie is an award winning drama set in 1986 Iran
  • Based on the true story The Stoning of Soraya M: A Story of Injustice in Modern Iran by Freidoune Sahebjam
  • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

 

March 3 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Horses
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0291 pr 301-855-1862

 

March 4 -- Calvert Marine Museum's Opening Reception of Their Annual Youth Art Month Exhibit

  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
  • A celebration of K-12 student artwork based on the theme: "Life on the Chesapeake"
  • Live jazz, free entry into the Museum, an opportunity to meet the student artists & refreshments
  • The Exhibit will be on display for the entire month of March

 

March 4 -- College of Southern Maryland's Connections Series

  • Frederick Reuss, author of novels including "Mohr," "Horace Afoot" and "Henry of Atlantic City"
  • Reuss will read from his latest book "A Geography of Secrets"
  • 7:30 pm at CSM's Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium 
  • Tickets are $5 at the door for the general public

 

March 4 thru April 3 -- CSM Adjunct Fine Arts Faculty Group Show

  • Features CalvArt Gallery artists Kathleen Carlson & Diana Manchak
  • Gallery Talk & Reception on Tuesday, March 22 at noon
  • Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery, Fine Arts Center, LaPlata Campus

 

COSMIC Symphony presents a Family Concert featuring the winners of the Young Artist Competition

  • March 5, 7:00 pm at Leonardtown High School
  • March 6, 4:00 pm at Huntingtown High School
  • Nicolai, Overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
  • Schubert, "Unfinished" Symphony
  • Dvorak, Slavonic Dance No. 8

 

March 5 at Annmarie Garden -- Just DRAW! Drawing Techniques for Kids

  • Ages 7 - 12
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • First Saturday of each month
  • FREE

 

March 5 -- Maker's Market at Annmarie Garden

  • Outdoors from 9:00 am - Noon
  • All things homegrown, homemade and handmade in Maryland
  • First Saturday of every month

 

March 6 -- Chesapeake Community Chorus Concert

  • "The Water Around Us"
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, MD
  • 5:00 pm
  • Features contemporary, gospel, classical Christian and secular music

 

March 7, 10:00 am Tidewater School

  • SSUUNA African Dancer and Drummer from Uganda
  • 120 Cox Road, Huntingtown

 

March 7 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Japan
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

March 7 -- Book Discussion -- Calvert Library

  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • "The White Queen" by Phillipa Gregory
  • Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

March 9 -- Creative Memoirs: "Reinventing a Life"

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
  • Led by author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie
  • For more information: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

March 10 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Japan
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

March 10 -- Music Open Mic at Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Bring your guitar, drums, ukulele or whatever to share some tunes!
  • Or, just come to listen!
  • Sign up for a 10-minute spot if you want to perform
  • All musical genres are welcome
  • Calvert Library in Prince Frederick

 

March 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm -- Huntingtown High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera"

  • Also March 13 at 2:00 pm
  • Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens
  • March 18 features a fundraising dinner prior to the show (Tickets $25 for adults and $20 for students & senior citizens)
  • For more information or to reserve: 410-535-2337

 

March 12 -- The ARC of Southern Maryland's first-ever film festival

  • Saturday, March 12, 2011
  • College of Southern Maryland's LaPlata Campus
  • Two sets of creative and entertaining short films by, for and about developmentally disabled persons
  • One at 10:00 am and the other at 3:00 pm
  • For more information: www.arcsomd.org/sprout1.pdf

 

March 12 -- The Twin Beach Players, in association with Calvert County Office on Aging

  • Present "Murphy's Law" by Ceej Crowe -- A Murder Mystery with a bit of Blarney
  • 12:00 noon
  • Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
  • $30 per person
  • Call 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170 for reservations BY MARCH 7

 

March 13, College of Southern Maryland Ward Virts Concert, 3:00 pm

  • Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
  • Linda Apple Monson, International Steinway Artist and Director of Keyboard Studies at George Mason University
  • John Aler, Tenor
  • Open seating
  • Free
  • For more information call 443-550-6011 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts

 

March 13 -- Huntingtown High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera"

  • 2:00 pm
  • For more information or to reserve: 410-535-2337

 

March 14 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Pizza and National Agriculture Week
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 14 -- Book Discussion at Calvert Library

  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
  • Hosted by Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch
  • Held at Town Center Apartments, 8933 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach
  • For more information: 410-257-2411

 

March 16 -- Book Discussion -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Join us for lively discussions on a variety of fantastic books!
  • This month we are discussing "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
  • Published in 1899
  • This classic is the story of the changes that occur in the heroine's thinking and lifestyle as the result of a summer romance
  • Calvert Library -- Fairview Branch

 

March 17 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Pizza and National Agriculture Week
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 17 -- Book Discussion -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • "Cleopatra's Daughter" by Michelle Moran
  • The daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony is brought to Rome in chains
  • She confronts the forces that destroyed her mother & struggles to succeed amid the treachery & beauty of Imperial Rome
  • Calvert Library, Southern Branch -- 20 Appeal Way, Lusby

 

March 17, 18 and 19 -- Huntingtown High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera"

  • 7:00 pm
  • For more information or to reserve: 410-535-2337

 

March 18 -- Calvert Artists' Guild Spring Multi-Media Art Show at Annmarie Garden

  • Mezzanine Gallery
  • Through March 27
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
  • Features Southern Maryland Artists: watercolor, oil, photography, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, silks & more
  • Annmarie After Hours Reception on Friday, March 18 from 6-9 pm

 

March 19 -- Back to Kindergarten Art Day -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Join Calvert Library's TACOS (teens) as they enjoy arts & crafts that we haven't done since we were five!
  • Marble painting, macaroni art & finger painting are just some of the activities available
  • Calvert Library -- Prince Frederick

 

March 19, Gretchen Richie at Cafe des Artistes in Leonardtown

  • 8:00 - 11:00 pm
  • Jazz After-Hours with Dancing

 

March 20 -- Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors

  • Featuring Nick Caloyianis and "The Shark Handbook"
  • 2:00 pm in the Auditorium
  • Appropriate for anyone over age 7
  • Book signing will follow the presentation
  • Free

 

March 21 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Knights
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 23 -- Poets' Corner at Calvert Library

  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Join other poets and lyric writers in a convivial session of discussion, editing and support
  • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

 

March 24 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Knights
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 24 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Ireland
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 26 -- Drum Point Club hosts "Spring Ladies Day at the Point"

  • 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 465 Overlook Drive, Lusby
  • Well-known artists, crafters and vendors will be at this event
  • Free
  • For more information: 410-326-6669

 

March 26 -- Weekend Classic Book Discussions at Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

 

March 26, Gretchen Richie at The Westlawn Inn in North Beach

  • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Duets:  The Great American Songbook

 

March 26 and 27 -- Chesapeake Choral Arts Society Spring 2011 Concert

  • "Broadway" featuring selections from favorite Broadway productions
  • March 26th at 7:30 pm at LaPlata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, LaPlata
  • March 27th at 3:30 pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 100 Village Street, Waldorf
  • $12 adults; $10 youth/senior
  • Visit www.chesapeakechoral.com for more information

 

March 28 -- Summer Camp Fair 2011

  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Come explore the variety of summer camps offered in our area
  • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

 

March 28 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Little Red Hen
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 30 -- Native American Women's History -- Calvert Library

  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Bring the family for a living history presentation celebrating Women's History Month
  • Historian Coby Treadway from Historic St. Mary's City, will bring a variety of materials, implements, clothing examples and more and show us how they were made and used
  • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

 

March 31 -- Kids Just Want To Have Fun -- Calvert Library

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade
  • Theme: Little Red Hen
  • Register at Calvert Library: 410-535-0192 or 301-855-1862

 

March 31, Gretchen Richie at Cafe des Artistes in Leonardtown

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Songs of Cole Porter

 

 

April 2011

 

April 1 -- The College of Southern Maryland's Connections Series features Author Barbara Hurd

  • An essay writer, Hurd will read excerpts from her latest book, "Walking the Wrack Line: On Tidal Shifts and What Remains"
  • 7:30 pm at CSM's LaPlata Campus, Building for Business & Industry, Room BI-113
  • Tickets are $5 at the door for the general public

 

April 1 -- Deadline to enter the popular Annual Senior Arts Competition at Calvert Pines Senior Center

  • A lunch reception honoring the artists will be held in May
  • The Arts Council of Calvert County will award a $500 check to the Best in Show
  • Open to anyone aged 50+ who resides in Calvert County
  • For more information, call Program Manager Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170

 

April 1st -- Fooled You!  Op Art and Trompe l'oeil (St. Mary's Schools Closed) -- Annmarie Garden 

  • Age Group: Grades 1 - 3
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Celebrate April Fool's Day & explore art that's meant to fool your eye
  • Pack a lunch & dress for a mess

 

April 6 through May 1 at CalvART Gallery --

  • The Art of Ellen Robinson, Ann Crain & Megan Richard
  • Reception April 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

April 10, College of Southern Maryland Ward Virts Concert, 3:00 pm

  • Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
  • Keith Wright on flute accompanied by pianist Stephen Johnson
  • Open seating
  • Free
  • For more information call 443-550-6011 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts

 

April 13 -- Creative Memoir Workshop "Re-Write Your Life"

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
  • Led by Elisavietta Ritchie
  • For more information:  410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

April 15 -- Deadline for Play Submissions for Twin Beach Players' Annual Kids Playwriting Festival

 

April 15, Time TBA -- Tidewater School Presents...

  • International Celebration with folk dancing
  • Location TBA

 

April 18 - 22 -- Spring Break Art - Around the World at Annmarie Garden

  • Age Group: Grades 1 - 3
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily
  • Join Annmarie instructors each day for a different themed art experience around the world
  • Monday -- Native American Art
  • Tuesday -- The Art of Asia
  • Wednesday -- The Art of Australia
  • Thursday -- African Art Adventure
  • Friday -- The Art of Europe
  • Sign up for one day or all five sessions
  • Pack a lunch & dress for a mess
  • Call 410-326-4640 to register or go to www.annmariegarden.org

 

 

May 2011

May 1, College of Southern Maryland Ward Virts Concert, 3:00 pm

  • Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
  • Russell Wilson, Jazz pianist will perform
  • Open seating
  • Free
  • For more information call 443-550-6011 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts

 

May 4 through June 5 at CalvART Gallery -- "The Art of the Garden"

  • Reception May 7th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

May 6, 10:00 am -- Tidewater School Presents...

  • Anna Menendez, Classical Spanish Dancer
  • Location TBA 

 

May 6 -- The Calvert County Literacy Council Silent Auction and Buffet

  • Enjoy the musical vocals of jazz vocalist Joyce Kinser
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Tom Wisner Hall at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
  • Tickets available at Calvert Libraries on April 12

 

May 11 -- Creative Memoir Workshop "Re-Write Your Life"

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
  • Led by Elisavietta Ritchie
  • For more information: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

May 12 - 15 Solomons Plein Air Street Faire!

  • Solomons Paint the Town (Plein Air Painting Event) -- The Taste of Solomons -- New Street Faire
  • The Street Faire will be held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on May 14
  • Quick Draw for the Plein Air Event will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on May 14
  • Awards Presentation and Sale of Paintings will be at Carmen's Gallery during "An Affaire of the Arts" -- A gala from 7:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Paintings from the Solomons Paint the Town Event will be on display at Annmarie Garden on Sunday, May 15
  • Prizes awarded at Annmarie Garden & Juror's Talk by Steven Cushner, Faculty of Corcoran School of Art
  • Entries for the Juried Solomons Paint the Town are due by April 1
  • For more information: carmensgallery@gmail.com or go to www.solomonsbusiness.com

 

 COSMIC Symphony Season Finale

  • May 14, 7:00 pm at Leonardtown High School
  • May 15, 4:00 pm at Crossroad Christian Church
  • Rossini, excerpts from Barber of Seville
  • Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

  

 June 2011

 

June 8 through July 3 at CalvART Gallery -- "CalvART 6th Anniversary Show"

  • Reception June 11 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

June 8 -- Creative Memoir Workshop "Re-Write Your Life"

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
  • Led by Elisavietta Ritchie
  • For more information: 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

June 18 -- Calvert Marine Museum announces the Willie Nelson Throwdown Tour at Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf

  • A country music festival
  • 8 hours of live music beginning at 3:00 pm
  • Featuring 13 artists on three stages, including American icon Willie Nelson
  • Other artists include Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell & Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real
  • Tickets are $40 each

 

June 23 -- The 7th Annual Caitlin Classic at Twin Shields Golf Club in Dunkirk, MD

  • Held In conjunction with MENC (a 501c3 charity) and the Caitlin Merie Hurrey Scholarship Fund
  • Honorary Host and Master of Ceremonies -- Doug Hill of WJLA, ABC 7
  • All four Scholarships go to students pursuing an education in the arts 
  • Detailed registration information available.  Email: pcarpenter@calvertarts.org

 

 July 2011

 

July 5, 6 and 7 -- The College of Southern Maryland's Twilight Performances Chautauqua Series

  • LaPlata Campus
  • In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
  • Opening musical acts at 6:45 pm, followed by performances from Chautauquan actors who portray historical figures
  • For information on the Twilight Performance Series call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/arts

 

July 6 through 31 at CalvART Gallery -- "We've Got Your Number"

  • Reception July 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

 

July 18 - 22 -- Intergenerational Camp Returns to Calvert Pines Senior Center

  • Fun for grandparents and their grandchildren
  • Fee is $35 for grandparent/elementary-aged grandchild(ren) -- includes all materials
  • Early registration is required
  • registration forms available at the end of March

 

August 2011

 

August 3 through September 4 at CalvART Gallery -- "Islands in the Mist"

  • The Art of Carl Wood and Anne Machetto
  • Reception August 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

September 2011

 

September 7 through October 2 at CalvART Gallery

  • "Country Fairs...Interpreted by CalvART Artists"
  • Reception September 10 from 5:00 -8:00 pm

 

October 2011

 

October 5 through November 6 at CalvART Gallery

  • "Art for Charity: Honoring ARC and County Food Banks"
  • Reception October 8 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

November 2011

 

November 9 through 27 at CalvART Gallery -- "Teachers in ART"

  • Featuring the works of Calvert County Art Teachers
  • Reception November 12 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

November 30 through January 1 at CalvART Gallery -- "Gifts of a Lifetime"

  • Reception December 3 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

December 2011

 

December 3 -- Reception at CalvART Gallery for "Gifts of a Lifetime"

  • 5:00 - 8:00 pm

     

     

 

  • Every Saturday Night starting at 7:00 pm
  • ALL AGES WELCOME!
  • Call ahead to reserve your 15-20 minute time slot (410-286-9660), or just drop in
  • Intimate venue; opportunity to feature your talent
  • For more information: www.heavenlychickenandribs.com
  • 10812 Town Center Boulevard, Dunkirk

 

 

  • Every Saturday Night starting at 7:00 pm
  • ALL AGES WELCOME!
  • Call ahead to reserve your 15-20 minute time slot (410-286-9660), or just drop in
  • Intimate venue; opportunity to feature your talent
  • For more information: www.heavenlychickenandribs.com
  • 10812 Town Center Boulevard, Dunkirk

 

  • Every Saturday Night starting at 7:00 pm
  • ALL AGES WELCOME!
  • Call ahead to reserve your 15-20 minute time slot (410-286-9660), or just drop in
  • Intimate venue; opportunity to feature your talent
  • For more information: www.heavenlychickenandribs.com
  • 10812 Town Center Boulevard in Dunkirk

 

During the Month of March at Bead Boutique in Prince Frederick

  • A wide variety of classes are offered
  • www.mdbeadboutique.com or call 410-535-6337 for more information
  • Pre-registration required
  • 28 Solomons Island Road, South

 

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Arts Council of Calvert County
110 Solomons Island Road PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Offices located in the CalvART Gallery at the intersection of Routes 231 and 2/4
410.257.7005 / fax 410.535.0302 / www.calvertarts.org