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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FORCHARLESMarylandCOUNTYVol. 1Brochures Provided by theCharles County Office of Tourismwww.CharlesCountyMD.gov

Welcome to Charles County!Prince George’sCounty227301228210229Waldorf227Indian villeLa Plata3016BenedictSt. Mary’s County425iverac RomPot232Nanjemoy234Potomac River301King George CountyVirginiaNewburg257The gateway to historicIssueSouthern Maryland and a shortdrive from our nation’s capital,Charles County offers a greatrveRiacmtoPovariety of things to see and do.Whether you are a history buff,CobbIslandnature lover, biker, kayaker,baseball fan, shopaholic, foodie,or just plain curious, we havesomething for you here.So go right ahead and This map is provided as a visual aid and is not intended for directional signage.

www.CharlesCountyMD.govJANUARYJan 16-Feb 1“The Dixie Swim Club”Presented by Port Tobacco Players, FeeJan 17Science as ArtJames E. Richmond Science Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., FeeJan 26-Mar 20Art Exhibit: “Liminal Territories”Featuring Erin WiersmaTony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, College ofSouthern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FreeJan 30-31“Treasure Island”Presented by CSM Children’s TheatreCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FeeFEBRUARYFeb 5-7Barbe rsh op Qu ar“The Emperor’s New Clothes”Presented by CSM Children’s TheatreCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, Fee“Adult American Males”Mar 6Connections Literary Series EventCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,7:30 p.m., FeeBluegrass ConcertAmerican Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd,Hughesville, Noon, 301-737-3004,www.americanlegionbluegrass.com, Feete tMARCHMar 6-7Presented by CSM Cause TheatreCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FeeFeb 15Sou th ern MixMar 8Bluegrass ConcertAmerican Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd,Hughesville, Noon, 301-737-3004,www.americanlegionbluegrass.com, FeeMar 12-14“All Out”Presented by CSM Cause TheatreCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FeeMar 14-15Great Big Home ShowCapital Clubhouse Recreation Center,www.greatbighomeshow.com, FeeMar 20-Apr 12“Oklahoma”Presented by Port Tobacco Players, FeeMar 28Barbershop ConcertFeaturing “Southern Mix”College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,8 p.m., Feep.4Calendar of Events: Jan.-Sept.2015C on ce rtra ssBlu egPlease call ahead to confirm event.

On the Trailof theAssassinCommemoration WeekendApril 17-19, 2015Civil War Re-Enactors Guest Speakers & AuthorsLiving History DemonstrationsCivil War Theater, Music, & Dance PerformancesPublic Archeology ActivitiesCivil War Dolls Display Walking ToursHistory Through Science DemonstrationsAPRIL 17An Evening of Civil War Music & WordsCivil War music and a look at the daily lives of those involved.College of Southern Maryland (La Plata), 7-9 p.m., 301-934-7828,www.csmd.edu/Arts, FreeAPRIL 17-18A Global View of The EscapeWhat did the heavens look like on that fateful evening?Experience history through science. James E. Richmond ScienceCenter (Waldorf), Friday Show 6 p.m.; Saturday Show 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.,301-934-7464, www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter, FeeAPRIL 18-19Lincoln 150 – On the Trail of the AssassinCommemoration events at Dr. Samuel Mudd House.3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road (Waldorf),Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 800-766-3386,www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Lincoln150, FeeConspiracy – The Talk of Port TobaccoLearn about a conspirator who lived and worked here.Port Tobacco Historic Village, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 240-320-4125,www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Lincoln150, FeeLearn more illains, Rebels & RougesArcheology and preservation along the Booth Escape Trail. Publicarchaeology and site tours. Rich Hill Farm (Bel Alton), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,800-766-3386, www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Lincoln150, Free

www.CharlesCountyMD.govApr 23-26Midsummer Night’s DreamCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FeeApr 24-26SoMD Blue Crabs vs. Somerset PatriotsRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeApr 24-26Fast by Gas IDBL Spring NationalsMaryland International Raceway, FeeApr 25Celebrate La PlataTown of La Plata, Noon-4 p.m., FreeApr 25Mou nt Ave nt ineTown of La Plata, 301-609-4132,www.crmcfoundation.net, FeeApr 25-26Renaissance FestivalCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FreeAPRILApr 27-30Apr-OctMount Aventine Open HouseChapman State Park, Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Feebased on eventApr 8-May 4Charles Regional Medical Center5k Run/Walk for WellnessSoMD Blue Crabs vs. Long Island DucksRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeApr 28Chorale ConcertCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,7:30 p.m., FeeAnnual Juried Art ShowTony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, College ofSouthern Maryland Fine Arts Center, FreeApr 10-11Latin FestivalCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,8 p.m., FeeApr 11St. Charles Running FestivalRegency Furniture Stadium, Registration required,www.stcharlesrunfest.com, FeeApr 11SoMD Blue Crabs Fan FestRegency Furniture Stadium, FreeApr 11-12Maryland DogFestCharles County Fairgrounds,www.marylanddogfest.com, FeeApr 17-18Jazz FestivalCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,8 p.m., FeeApr 17-19Lincoln 150 – On The Trail of The AssassinDr. Samuel A. Mudd House & Museum and othersites, See event ad on p.6-7, Feep.8Calendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015Ren a issanc e Festi valPlease call ahead to confirm event.

www.CharlesCountyMD.govMay 8-9Mountain Motor NationalsMaryland International Raceway, FeeMay 12-14SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Sugar Land SkeetersRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeMay 15-18SoMD Blue Crabs vs. Somerset PatriotsRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeMay 16Warrior DashBudds Creek, 27963 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville,Registration required, www.warriordash.com, FeeMay 22-25aPort Tobcsk e t Da yc o Ma rSoMD Blue Crabs vs.Lancaster BarnstormersRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeMay 22-Jun 7“Much Ado About Nothing”Presented by Port Tobacco Players, FeeMay 22-Sep 25Town of La Plata, Fridays, 7 p.m., FreeMAYMay 1Summer Concert SeriesMay 29-31Connections Literary Series EventFast by Gas IDBL Summer NationalsMaryland International Raceway, FeeCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,7:30 p.m., FeeMay 1-Aug 28Sunset Concert FestivalO’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, Fridays, 7 p.m., FreeMay 1-3NMRA Ford NationalsMaryland International Raceway, FeeMay 2Southern Maryland Concert BandCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,8 p.m., FeeMay 26th Annual Port Tobacco Market DaysPort Tobacco Historic Village, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., FreeMay 2-10National Tourism and Travel WeekCrain Memorial Welcome Center, 301-259-2500, FreeMay 4Dance PerformanceCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center,7:30 p.m., FeeMay 5-7SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Camden RiversharksRegency Furniture Stadium, Feep.10Calendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015r Da shPlease call ahead to confirmWa rrioevent.

www.CharlesCountyMD.govJUNEJun 3-6SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Bridgeport BluefishRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeJun 6Charles County ArtsFestTown of La Plata, Noon-6 p.m.,www.charlescountyarts.org, FreeJun 6-7Jun 19-21American Indian Festival & Pow WowhaC el ebra te CAmerican Indian Cultural Center, 16816 County Ln,Waldorf, www.piscatawayindians.org, FeeJULYIHRA Nitro Jam President’s CupNationalsJul 3-5Maryland International Raceway, FeeJun 11-14SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Camden RiversharksJul 4SoMD Blue Crabs vs. York RevolutionJul 4Wal-Mart FLW TourJul 4Amateur Softball Association GoldTournamentJul 17-19World Police & Fire Games – MotorcrossJul 17-Aug 9Budds Creek, 27963 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville,www.fairfax2015.com, FeeWatermelon BashFireworks DisplayCharles County Fairgrounds, 5:30 p.m., FreeSoMD Blue Crabs vs.Camden RiversharksRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeLaurel Springs Regional Park, FreeJun 29-Jul 1Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled 4thTown of La Plata, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., FreeSmallwood State Park, www.flwoutdoors.com, FeeJun 27-28SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Sugar Land SkeetersRegency Furniture Stadium, 4:30 p.m.,www.CharlesCountyMD.gov, FreeRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeJun 25-28-Fil le d 4thRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeJun 23-25rl es: A Fu n“Monty Python’s Spamalot”Presented by Port Tobacco Players, FeeJul 20-23SoMD Blue Crabs vs. Bridgeport BluefishRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeJul 24-26WPGC Bike FestMaryland International Raceway, FeeJul 28-30SoMD Blue Crabs vs. York RevolutionRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeJul 28-Aug 1Amateur Softball Association EasternNational ChampionshipLaurel Springs Regional Park, FeeJul 31-Aug 3SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Sugar Land SkeetersRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeAm eric a np.12Ind ia n Festi val & Pow WowCalendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015Please call ahead to confirm event.

JULY 4 @4:30–9:30 p.m.Come on out for a day of family fun!The “BEST of Charles County”Live Music Family Fun ZoneFireworks Food, Arts, & MoreFREE EVENT ADMISSIONFamily Fun Zone Wristbands: 5Fee for Food/Product PurchasesA ticket is required to enter RegencyFurniture Stadium for the SouthernMaryland Blue Crabs baseball game. Guestsreceive a complimentary Celebrate CharlesFamily Fun Zone Wristband with purchaseof Blue Crabs ticket. Details for purchasingtickets to be provided at a later date.www.CharlesCountyMD.gov800.766.3386

www.CharlesCountyMD.govAUGUSTAug 1Spartan RaceWicomico Motorsports Park, 11100 Kingston Pl,Charlotte Hall, Registration required,www.spartan.com, FeeAug 9-12SoMD Blue Crabs vs. Bridgeport BluefishRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeAug 17-20SoMD Blue Crabs vs. York RevolutionRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeAug 21-23SoMD Blue Crabs vs.Lancaster BarnstormersRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeAug 27-30SoMD Blue Crabs vs. Long Island DucksRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeYour Destination Guideto Relaxation and Fun!Easily find exactlywhat you’re lookingfor in Charleswww.visitmaryland.orgCounty CRAIN MEMORIAL WELCOME CENTERCharming small townThe WelcomeCenter isspecialtyopen seven days ashops,week fromstores,8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. When traveling Route 301, be sure to takea break and come inside! Ask for a copy of the many statewideandtheconveniencepublications including maps, attractions, travel guides, calendars of events, and more. The Center hosts a wide variety ofinformationhunting andshoppingfishing, camping and trails, culofonretailtural and historical attractions, as well as information on thecivil war and star spangled banner. The travel counselors willcenters.assist you with itineraries, meet and greet motor coaches, andCHARLES COUNTYMarylandYour Destination Guide toMaryland’s Southern Shore12480 Crain Highway, Newburg 301-259-2500Email: [email protected] county and state hotel reservations.SEPTEMBERSep 7The Southern Maryland CenturyIndian Head 100Town of Indian Head, www.ohbike.org, FeeSep 8-10SoMD Blue Crabs vs. LancasterBarnstormersRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeSep 11-13SoMD Blue Crabs vs. York RevolutionRegency Furniture Stadium, FeeSep 17-20Charles County FairCharles County Fairgrounds, FeeAt the end of the day,relax and enjoy thetastes that SouthernMarylandis for hot steamedcrabs, fried chicken,Equal Opportunity Countyoysterson the halfshell, or broiled fish!P.O. Box 2150 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, MD 20646301.645.0550 301.870.3000MD Relay Service: 711 Relay TDD: 1-800.735.2258Mission Statement – The mission of Charles County Government is to provide ourcitizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient, and courteous manner.To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessibleatmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning, and havean appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility.Vision Statement – Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businessesgrow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment isparamount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest levelof excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.Take a peak online, call, orvisit today for your copy!www.CharlesCountyMD.govLocal: 301-259-2500Toll Free: 800-766-3386Crain Memorial Welcome Center12480 Crain Hwy., Newburg, MDC h a rl es Cp.16ou n ty FairCalendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015Request Your FREE Copy Today!

VENUESwww.CharlesCountyMD.govCapital Clubhouse Recreation CenterMaryland Veterans Memorial Museum3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf 301-932-4348www.capitalclubhouse.com11000 Crain Hwy, Newburg, 301-932-1900 www.mdvets.ccChapman State ParkSmallwood State Park Marbury 301-743-5159www.mattawomanart.orgChapman’s Landing Rd at Ferry Place(Rt 210 near Bryans Rd & Indian Head) rn/chapman.aspCharles County Arts AllianceThe United Way Building, 10250 La Plata Rd, La Plata301-392-5900 www.charlescountyarts.orgCharles County Fairgrounds8440 Fairgrounds Rd, La Plata 301-932-1234www.charlescountyfair.comCollege of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata 301-934-7828www.csmd.edu/artsDr. Samuel A. Mudd House & Farm Museum3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf 301-274-9358http://drmudd.orgFriendship Farm Park4705 Friendship Landing Rd, Nanjemoywww.CharlesCountyParks.comMattawoman Creek Art CenterNanjemoy Community Center4375 Port Tobacco Rd, Nanjemoy 301-264-9612www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/csPort Tobacco Historic Village8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, 301-392-3418www.CharlesCountyMD.govPort Tobacco Players508 Charles St, La Plata 301-932-6819 www.ptplayers.comSt. Charles Towne Center Mall11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf enterSmallwood State Park2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury rn/smallwood.aspSouthern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball &Regency Furniture StadiumGeneral Smallwood Retreat House11765 St. Linus Dr, Waldorf 301-638-9788www.somdbluecrabs.comSmallwood State Park, Marbury, rn/smallwood.aspSouthern Maryland Carousel GroupIndian Head Center for the Arts313 Charles St, La Plata, 301-934-1366www.somdcarousel.comBlack Box Theater, 4185 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head301-743-3040 www.indianheadblackbox.orgThomas Stone National Historic SiteIndian Head Rail TrailTheodore Green Blvd (White Plains) and the Village GreenTown Park (Indian Head) www.CharlesCountyParks.comJames E. Richmond Science Center5305 Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, 301-934-7464www.ccboe.com/sciencecenterLaurel Springs Regional Park5940 Radio Station Rd, La Plata www.CharlesCountyParks.comMaryland International Raceway27861 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, 301.884.RACEwww.racemdir.comp.18Calendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015U.S. Nat’l Park Service 6655 Rose Hill Rd,Port Tobacco Village 301-392-1776 www.nps.gov/thstTown of Indian HeadVillage Green, Indian Head 301-743-5511www.townofindianhead.orgTown of La Plata305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata 301-934-8421www.townoflaplata.orgUp the Creek Rentals108A Mattingly Ave, Indian Head, 301-743-3733www.upthecreekrentals.netPlease call ahead to confirm event.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONSAqualand Marina & Campground9700 Orland Park Rd, Newburg, 301-259-2575Bel Alton Motel9295 Crain Hwy, Bel Alton, 301-934-9505www.belaltonmotel.comBest Western Plus – La Plata Inn6900 Crain Hwy, La Plata, 301-934-4900www.bestwestern.com/laplataBrictoria Cottage – Bed & Breakfast7535 Poplar St, Charlotte Hall, 301-884-8699www.brictoriacottage.comComfort Suites11765 Business Park Dr, Waldorf, 301-932-4400www.comfortsuites.comGet ConnecteCharles Coudn toty Your Favorite Place forFUN!Keyword: Charles County GovernmentLinks are also onour website.Indian Head Inn4640 Strauss Ave, Indian Head, 301-743-5405Country Inn & SuitesLa Quinta Inn & Suites2555 Business Park Dr, Waldorf, 301-645-6595www.countryinns.com/waldorfmd11770 Business Park Dr, Waldorf, 301-645-0022www.lq.comCourtyard by MarriottMaster Suites Hotel3145 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, 301-885-3333www.marriott.com/waswd2228 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, 301-870-5500www.mastersuiteshotel.comDeluxe InnPart of Plenty – Bed & Breakfast6705 Crain Hwy, La Plata, 301-934-14008664 Port Tobacco Rd, La Plata, sebay Marina & Campground9365 Goosebay Ln, Welcome, ountyMD.govPatuxent Inn9400 Chesapeake St, La Plata, 301-934-3465Hampton InnResidence Inn by Marriott3750 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, 301-632-9600www.waldorf.hamptoninn.com3020 Technology Pl, Waldorf, 301-632-2111www.marriott.comHilton Garden InnRosewood Manor-Bed & Breakfast10385 O’Donnell Pl, Waldorf, 240-222-0000www.waldorf.hgi.com7825 Locust Pl, Port Tobacco, 301-534-2344www.rosewoodmanorweddings.comHoliday Inn Express – La PlataSmallwood State Park Campground6860 Crain Hwy, La Plata, 301-392-0065www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, rn/smallwood.aspHoliday Inn Express-WaldorfSuper 811370 Days Ct, Waldorf, 301-932-9200www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress4694 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head, 301-753-81003550 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, 301-932-8657www.super8.comCalendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015Please call ahead to confirm event.

www.CharlesCountyMD.govThe gateway to historic Southern Maryland and a shortdrive from our nation’s capital, Charles County offers a greatvariety of things to see and do. Any easy drive from majorattractions in Maryland, Washington D.C., and NorthernVirginia, Charles County is an excellent destination for daytrips, overnight stays, group tours, meetings, and reunions.Distance from Washington, D.C.Richmond, VAless than 20 miles75 milesBaltimore, MDHarrisburg, PA60 miles150 milesDon’t MissOur DeliciousMarkets!La Plata Farmers Market & Craft FairSaturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. & Wednesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Charles County Govt Bldg., North Parking Lot, La Plata301-934-8421 www.townoflaplata.orgWaldorf Farmers MarketWednesday & Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.10440 O’Donnell Lake Place, Waldorf301-934-8571Village GreenFlea MarketW.CHp.22.GOWWVSaturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.Town of Indian Head240-375-4061www.townofindianhead.orgAR LESCOUNT YMDCalendar of Events: Jan.-Sept. 2015

www.visitmaryland.orgCRAIN MEMORIAL WELCOME CENTERMonday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.12480 Crain Highway, Newburg 301-259-2500Email: [email protected] traveling Route 301, be sure to take a break and come inside! Ask for acopy of the many statewide publications including maps, attractions, travelguides, calendars of events, and more. The Center hosts a wide variety ofinformation on hunting and fishing, camping and trails, cultural and historicalattractions, as well as information on the civil war and star spangled banner. Thetravel counselors will assist you with itineraries, meet and greet motor coaches,and make county and state hotel reservations.www.CharlesCountyMD.govCHARLES COUNTY GOVERNMENTP.O. Box 2150 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, MD 20646301-645-0550 301-870-3000 MD Relay: 711 Relay TDD: 1-800-735-2258Equal Opportunity CountyMission Statement-The mission of Charles County Government is to provide ourcitizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient, and courteousmanner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open andaccessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning,and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility.We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace.Vision Statement-Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businessesgrow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment isparamount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highestlevel of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.Americans With Disabilities—The Charles County Government welcomes theparticipation of individuals with disabilities. We comply fully with the AmericansWith Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations to encourageinvolvement. If you require special assistance and would like to participate in ourprograms, please contact the Charles County Government directly.

Town of La Plata, 301-609-4132, www.crmcfoundation.net, Fee Apr 25-26 Renaissance Festival College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, Free Apr 27-30 SoMD Blue Crabs vs. Long Island Ducks Regency Furniture Stadium, Fee Apr 28 Chorale Concert College of