It’s the first full weekend of August, and there’s still so much summer left in Southern Maryland! How will you spend these weeks before school starts? Check out just three of the events happening in the region this weekend, Aug. 3-5, 2018.
Piney Point Lighthouse Marks National Lighthouse Weekend
Southern Maryland lighthouses are a huge part of its history, and this is the weekend to celebrate them!
The Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park will host events for National Lighthouse Weekend this weekend. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The lighthouse is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point.
The lighthouse will hold an open house with tours of the museum, the Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, the lighthouse tower, and grounds. The keeper’s quarters and lighthouse will offer tours featuring Lightkeeper Mr. and Mrs. Yeatman along with items by local artist Mary Gault.
National Lighthouse Day is Aug. 7, and was by Congress in 1989. The date is the anniversary of the signing of the Aug. 7, 1789, Congressional Act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” and the date of the first commissioned Federal lighthouse.
For more information, call 301-994-1471.
Poker Run Benefits Greenwell Foundation
Play a mobile game of cards – and support a great cause!
The 1st Annual Poker Run for Autism will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kickstands up at noon; all vehicles are welcome!
The course begins and ends at Seabreeze Restaurant, 27130 South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville. The other stops are:
- Heavy Hitters, 30125 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall
- Olde Town Pub, 22785 Washington St., Leonardtown
- Toots Bar, 23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood
Proceeds from this poker run will benefit the Greenwell Foundation in Hollywood. Cost is $20 per person and $10 per extra rider. You can pay $5 for another card at the last stop.
Leonardtown Square Hosts Annual Summer Beach Party
The beach comes to the Leonardtown Square!
The annual Leonardtown Beach Party on the Square will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, from 4 to 9 p.m. No tickets required – all event-sponsored activities are free!
Events include real-life super heroes, a strolling juggler, and balloon twister! Entertainment will be provided by Funkzilla Band, Daughters of Veda, and Zumba with Lisa Martoni. You can also skip through the giant fire truck waterfall, tackle the wrecking ball, and team up with the College of Southern Maryland for beach volley ball and tug of war.
Plus, Big Larry’s Eatery will host a hot dog eating contest at 5:30 p.m., and local Rotary Clubs host the now-famous Running of the Balls at 7 p.m.
For more information, email [email protected].
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