Celebrate Spring in Southern Maryland! Three Events for This Weekend, March 24-26, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on March 20, 2017

The first weekend of spring is a great time to get out and about in Southern Maryland! There’s a lot going on, so start your exploration of the region at these three events happening this weekend, March 24-26, 2017.

St. Charles Towne Center Hosts Annual Carnival

Which ride on the midway is your favorite?

You can try them all at the St. Charles Towne Center Carnival, which will take place Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, April 2, on the grounds of the Waldorf mall. The carnival is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Carnival admission is $2.

This family-friendly event features fair food, midway games and rides for all ages – from fun kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides.

Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on Monday through Thursday nights and $30 on Friday through Sunday nights. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, and $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides cost three or more tickets each.

Visit http://DreamlandAmusements.com for coupon savings on ride wristbands, tickets and food.

For more information, call 866-666-3247.

Mark Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

The St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners and the Museum Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks will host its annual Maryland Day program at the St. Clement’s Island Museum on Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m. This one-hour commemorative program is offered in honor of the first Marylanders who founded the Maryland colony at St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634. This event is free and open to the public.

The one-hour program will feature speakers, and a wreath-laying ceremony will follow the commemorative program at the St. Clement’s Island historical marker. All visitors attending Maryland Day will enjoy free admission to the museum. The site also offers a 19th-century one-room schoolhouse and exterior dory boat exhibit.

Maryland Day also marks the beginning of the summer season for the St. Clement’s Island Museum and the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point. Both museums will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through September.

The St. Clement’s Island Museum is managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks and the St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners. It is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point at the end of route 242 south. The museum and grounds are handicap accessible. For more information call the museum at 301-769-2222.

Laugh at Dance and the Bow Wow and Meow Gala!

Have a great time and help homeless pets!

The Humane Society of Charles County will host its 2017 Top Dog “Bow Wow and Meow Gala” on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at the Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf.

Tickets are $65 per person. 

Laugh your tail off and put your paws on the dance floor with nationally acclaimed entertainment from The Fabulous Bel Airs and comic Dan Nainan.

Ticket purchase includes carved roast beef, crab imperial, stuffed flounder, dessert bar, and two premium drink tickets. The evening also includes a professional photographer, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and much more!

For more information, visit http://humanesocietycc.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/TopDogBowWowMeowGala/.

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