Learn Something New in Southern Maryland this Weekend, Jan. 10-12, 2020

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on January 5, 2020

A new year is the perfect time to try or learn something new! Check out these three events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend and expand your horizons.

Find Your Next Read at Calvert Library Book Sale

Resolving to read more this year? Fill your bookshelves at the book sale!

The Friends of Calvert Library will host a book sale at the Calvert Library’s Prince Frederick branch from Thursday, Jan, 9, through Saturday, Jan. 11.

Thousands of used books will be for sale at great prices! The sale opens Thursday, Jan. 9, with a preview for Friends members from 5 to 7 p.m. The sale continues from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Prince Frederick branch is located at 850 Costley Way in Prince Frederick. For more information, visit https://calvertlibrary.info/.

Start 2020 with Maryland History at Lecture Series

Start a new year by going way back into Maryland’s past!

The Calvert Marine Museum will host a series of lectures by Mark Wilkins titled “Maryland in the Age of Sail.” The next lecture will take place Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the museum, which is located at 14200 Solomons Island Road in Solomons.

In this eight-week lecture series, Wilkins will explore topics ranging from European influence to the tobacco trade to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century.

The Jan. 9 lecture will explore the need for European nations to explore the oceans and seas of the world. Due to shrinking internal commerce, sea traders ventured far and wide to import new goods to their native lands — infusing their economies with exotic goods from faraway places.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

(Image via Calvert Marine Museum on Facebook.)

Airport Hosts Model Aircraft Display and Demos

Curious about model aircraft and drones?

The St. Mary’s County Regional Airport will host a radio-controlled model aircraft event on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The airport is located at 44200 Airport Road in California.

There will be a display of radio-controlled model aircraft and flight simulators, and indoor small drone demonstration, and information about the UAS4STEM program from the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

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