Fun is Blooming in Southern Maryland This Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12-14, 201

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on May 8, 2017

Looking for family fun with Mom this Mother’s Day weekend? She’s sure to have a great time at these events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, May 12-14, 2017.

Summerseat Hosts 15th Annual Plant Sale

Does Mom have a green thumb?

Shop for her gift – or bring her along! – at the 15th Annual Plant Sale at Summerseat Farm in Mechanicsville. This anxiously awaited event will take place Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm, which is located at 26655 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. The event is rain or shine.

This popular fundraiser in an historic 1678 farm setting features a marvelous array of vibrant annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, grasses, gift pots; hanging baskets; crafts; the “Bling for Spring” table, a big selection of gently-used jewelry; Mother’s Day gifts; our “Southwestern Corner,” and much more. You’ll be able to shop until you drop and get your gardening questions answered! Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

Kids will enjoy crafts, seed planting, games at the Children’s Tent and fun in the Petting Zoo. Take a break for breakfast and lunch at the Courtyard Café. Don’t forget to allow time for a tranquil walk around the grounds past the sparkling goldfish pond; the vivid color of the gardens; the old cemetery; a guided tour of the 1884 manor house; and, lastly, a guided visit at the barns to see our assortment of animals, including American Buffalo.

For more information, visit, email [email protected], or call 301-373-6607 or 301-643-8950.

(Image via Summerseat Farm on Facebook.)

Get Close to Big Rigs at Touch a Truck!

Do you know a kid (or an adult) who loves big trucks?

Get up close and personal to construction trucks, fire trucks, police cars, and more at the 9th Annual Touch a Truck! The event will take place Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St Linus Dr. in Waldorf.

Cost for the event is $8 for adults, $3 for children, and free for kids younger than age 1. Procceds benefit the Center for Children.

Touch a Truck is an interactive event that provides families with the opportunity to touch, learn, and explore trucks, construction vehicles, cars, and public safety equipment. Plus, you’ll get to meet those who protect, serve, and build our Southern Maryland community. After the event, attendees can enjoy the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team taking on the Somerset Patriots.

For more information, visit

Celebrate Art and Local Wine in Calvert County at Annual Festival

Where can you enjoy local beer and wine and peruse art?

At the annual Calvert Arts Festival! The event will take place Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road in Sunderland.

Admission is free, and beer and wine tasting is $15, which includes a souvenir glass. Proceeds benefit the church’s parish and community projects.

You’ll be able to sample Patuxent Trail wines and local breweries’ craft beers. Juried artisans will be selling their handmade items, and food will be available for purchase. Children’s crafts, raffles, and more activities are planned. Attendees can also tour the historic church building and grounds and walk the labyrinth.

For more information or to reserve your souvenir glass, visit

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