Otters, Easter, and Local History on the Calendar for Southern Maryland This Weekend

Kimberly Bean
Published on March 27, 2017

Otters, Easter, and Local History on the Calendar for Southern Maryland This Weekend

Whether you prefer furry critters, local history, or holiday fun, you’ll find something on the calendar in Southern Maryland! Check out these three events happening in the region this weekend, March 31 to April 2, 2017.

Go Crazy for Otters at the Calvert Marine Museum

The Calvert Marine Museum is crazy for otters!

The museum will host OtterMania on Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate its favorite mammals. Dance the Swim with the otter mascots, listen to otter tails, and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., you can meet the otter keepers. Watch a training session with an aquarist at 3 p.m. to see how the otters are trained.

Museum admission applies; CMM members are free. A $2 donation is requested for face painting.

Want even more otters? Come early for breakfast! Otter Breakfast will take place on Friday, March 31, at 9 a.m. Learn about otter enrichment and their habitat, and go behind the scenes to speak with a keeper and watch a feeding. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult to participate. Fee is $20 per person, $15 for members and includes museum admission. Email [email protected] to register.

For more information on OtterMania, visit

Point Lookout Lighthouse Hosts Open House

Learn more about the Point Lookout Lighthouse at its Open House this Saturday, April 1. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lighthouse is in Point Lookout State Park.

Docents from the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society will be on hand to answer your questions. There is no charge to enter the lighthouse, but standard park entrance fees do apply. Donations are greatly appreciated; all funds go toward restoring the lighthouse to its 1927 period.

For more information, visit or e-mail to [email protected].

Celebrate the Season at the Easter Egg Festival!

Get a jump start on the Easter season! The 34th Annual Easter Egg Festival will take place Saturday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The event is hosted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks.

The event is open to the entire community.

The festival includes Easter egg hunts for children up to age 12, photos with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, free arts and crafts, an egg decorating contest, face painting, and goods and services for sale by local vendors. Carnival games with prizes will be available at an additional cost. Kids can also meet Superheroes and participate in a BMX course or Tennis Demonstration.

Admission is $5 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit or call 301-475-4200, ext. *1800.

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