Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and if you’re looking for one last hurrah before school starts up again, just check out any Southern Maryland event calendar! Here are just three of the events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2018.
Event Marks International Overdose Awareness Day
Overdoses and overdose deaths are a nationwide epidemic. On International Overdose Awareness Day, three St. Mary’s County organizations are coming together to spread information about overdose.
The St. Mary’s County Health Department, Beacon of Hope Recover & Wellness Center of Walden, and Walden Behavioral Health will host an Overdose Awareness Day Event on Friday, Aug. 31. From 7 to 9 p.m. The event will take place at Beacon of Hope Recovery & Wellness Center, Millison Plaza, 21770 FDR Blvd. in Lexington Park.
The event is free and the public is invited. Activities include a memorial labyrinth walk, information tables, “feel better” food, remembrance walk painting, and a closing Lights of Hope service.
(Image via Walden Behavioral Health on Facebook)
Historic African-American Schoolhouse Open to the Public
Did you know that one of the best-preserved African-American schoolhouses in the country is right here in Southern Maryland?
The Drayden African-American School house is in St. Mary’s County, sitting on its original site and without significant alterations. The schoolhouse was built in 1890 and was in use until 1944. Panels and signs offer a self-guided tour of the school most days, but this weekend, you have the opportunity to ask experts questions about the school.
The schoolhouse will welcome visitors on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A docent will be on site to answer your questions about the school and the students who studied there.
The school is located at 18287 Cherryfield Road in Drayden.
Visit the schoolhouse website at https://www.visitstmarysmd.com/site/detail/drayden-african-american-schoolhouse.
(Image via Visit St. Mary’s)
Park Rock Fest Rocks the Fairgrounds this Weekend
Don’t miss the non-stop music at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds this weekend!
The 16th annual Park Rock Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. The festival is produced by the Power Jam Music Alliance Inc. and sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council, St. Mary’s County Arts Council and St. Mary’s County.
Twenty artists will be performing on three concurrent stages all day. The festival features pop, punk, emo, screamo, hard rock, alternative, independent, acoustic, hardcore, and metal music.
The headliner for 2018 is Drake Bell, a well-known actor and musician. He is most recognized for his role as Drake Parker on “Drake and Josh” and the voice of Peter Parker on the “Ultimate Spiderman.” The headliner on the metal, hard rock, and hardcore stage is the band Fit for an Autopsy. Back for a fourth year is the third stage, with acoustic acts featuring a special acoustic set by James Tomas Woodruff, the voice of the punk band Hawthorn Heights.
The festival also features commercial vendors and community group vendors and band merch tents. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.
For more information, visit https://www.parkrock.com/.
(Image via Park Rock Fest on Facebook)
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