Catch All the Action in Southern Maryland This Weekend! Three Events for Aug. 26-28, 2016

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on August 22, 2016

082216-rollerderby-01It’s going to be a great weekend to get out and about in Southern Maryland! Mark the last weekend before many kids go back to school with one of these fun events.

See Roller Derby in Waldorf!

The action will be fast-paced when Southern Maryland Roller Derby takes on Northern Virginia Roller Derby!

The two teams will compete in a bout on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the whistle blows at 1 p.m.!

Bring a blanket or chair and cheer on the home team! Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Kids under 12 are free.

A 50/50 raffle will be drawn to support the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy in its mission to help the survivors of domestic violence. There will also be a fun halftime activity, vendors, and concessions.

For more information, visit

Solomons Island Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival

082216-dragonboats-01Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR) will host the 2016 Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival this weekend, Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, along the Solomons Island Riverwalk. Opening ceremonies begin Friday at 4 p.m.

This free, family friendly two-day event includes Dragon Boat Races, an Opening Ceremony with a Blessing of the Boats, Parade of the Teams, live bands, martial arts demonstrations, marketplace and food vendors, dragon/lion dance parade, Wellness Village, Hospitality Tent, and a free parking shuttle on Saturday.

Dragon Boat Racing has become one of the fastest growing team water sports events! Dragon Boat Teams consist of 16 paddlers, a drummer and (a trained steer person, provided by 22Dragons staff). Teams are made up of cohorts from local business organizations, families, sporting groups, and any other group that wishes to participate, have fun day, and help raise funds for an excellent cause. All necessary racing equipment (paddles, boat, life jackets) will be provided.

If you have never witnessed the pageantry of a Dragon Boat Festival check out the Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival website ( for more information.

All proceeds from the event support Southern Maryland Community Resources, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c ) (3) organization, with the mission to “Bridge the Gap for those with Developmental Differences” in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. For more information, visit

Meet Up with CSM Alumni and Friends at the Ballpark

082216-baseball-01Calling all CSM alumni, students, and friends!

The College of Southern Maryland will have a Night Out at the Ballpark on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf.

Mix, mingle and network with CSM alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students at the stadium’s picnic area before and during the game. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game begins at 7:05 p.m.

There will be an all-you-can eat picnic buffet with raffles, prizes, games and more while cheering on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will include a Salute to the Troops that evening.

Tickets are $15 with the promo code CSM2016. You must purchase tickets with promo code CSM2016 by Wednesday, Aug. 24, at The first 50 people will receive a free gift.

For more information, contact Erika Abell at 301-934-7647 or [email protected].

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