History and Music Top the Calendar this Weekend in Southern Maryland, March 3-5, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on February 27, 2017

March arrives in Southern Maryland this week, and the weekend features events that celebrate the region’s history and the talents of local musicians. Check out these three events happening this weekend, March 3-5, 2017.

Click to view larger. Image via the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco.

Spend an Evening with John Wilkes Booth

Southern Maryland holds a unique place in history. Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and an associate got medical care at Dr. Samuel Mudd’s home in Waldorf as they fled Washington, DC, following the assassination of the president in 1865. This weekend, you can hear the story from Booth himself – or at least an interpreter portraying him.

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco presents “An Evening with John Wilkes Booth and Friends on Rich Hill” on Friday, March 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Port Tobacco Court House, 8430 Commerce St. in Port Tobacco.

Historian David Taylor will portray Booth, and Mike Mazzeo will represent Friends of Rich Hill. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, call Joyce Edelen at 301-934-9056, email [email protected], or visit the society website at: www.restoreporttobacco.wordpress.com.

COSMIC Symphony Presents Family Concert

Enjoy local music this weekend!

COSMIC Symphony presents a family concert, “Young and Beautiful,” this weekend. You can see the performance Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California; and Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick campus.

Children admitted free! Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and military, and $30 for families. Purchase tickets at http://www.cosmicsymphony.org/ or at the door.

This concert will feature Madeline Xu, winner of the annual Young Artists Competition, who will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The orchestra will also perform the North American premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s “The Suite of 1950,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espangol,” and Prokofiev’s “The Montagues and Capulets” from Romeo and Juliet.

For more information, visit http://www.cosmicsymphony.org/.

Antique Association Hosts Annual Collector’s Market

The Charles County Chapter of the American Antique Arts Association will host its 39th Annual Collector’s Market on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Shining Willow Way in La Plata.

Browse vendors selling vintage items, antiques, and collectibles. There will be door prizes, a bake sale, and food for sale. Cost is $2 per person; children age 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit historical projects in Charles County.

For more information, call 301-392-1712.

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