Get Out and About in Southern Maryland This Weekend, Nov. 22-24, 2019

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on November 16, 2019

The holidays are nearly upon us! Take a break from Thanksgiving prep at one of these great events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, Nov. 22-24, 2019.

5K Celebrates Girls on the Run SOMD

Mark the end of Girls on the Run SOMD’s fall 2019 season at its celebratory 5K run!

The organization’s Fall 2019 5K will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, in Leonardtown. The 3.1-mile course starts at St. Mary’s Ryken High School stadium and carries you through the area neighborhoods to the turnaround
at the Wharf and then ends back at the stadium. You’ll be running alongside the 48 young girls who completed the Girls on the Run program.

Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit or email [email protected].

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

(Image via Girls on the Run SOMD website.)

Take Holiday Photos with Horses!

What’s missing from your holiday photos?

A horse, of course!

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue will host its annual Holiday Photos with Horses
and Christmas Market on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rescue is located at 7940 N. Flint Hill Road in Owings.

Each photo session with a professional photographer is $25 and includes your choice of one of three settings and two digital prints that you can use for holiday cards or prints. The horses will be dressed in their holiday best! More than 20 vendors will be on hand for a Christmas market so you can start your shopping. Breakfast Choo food truck will have food for purchase.

For more information or to register, visit

(Image via Freedom Hill Horse Rescue.)

Park Honors Piscataway Heritage

Celebrate the past, present, and future of Maryland’s native people at Piscataway Park this weekend.

The park will host “First Families of the Moyaone” on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is presented by Living the American Indian Experience.

Enjoy demonstrations and hands-on workshops highlighting traditional and modern Piscataway culture. Events include Kentkatam (Let’s Dance) program (free); jewelry making with the people of the Potomac ($25), and
pottery making with world-renowned potter and historian Debra Moore ($25). A combination ticket for both the jewelry and pottery workshops is $40.

To register or for more information, visit

(Image via Accokeek Foundation website.)

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