Spring has sprung in Southern Maryland! It’s the perfect time to get out and about and enjoy all of the fun things happening in the region. Here are just three of the events on the community calendar this weekend, March 13-15, 2020.
Learn Lindy Hop Swing Dancing!
Ever wanted to try swing dancing?
You’ll get your chance this weekend when Diversity Dance Community hosts a Beginner Lindy Hop Swing Lesson. The event will take place Friday, March 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Studio, 44150
Airport View Drive in Hollywood.
Guest instructors Zach Clement and Salima Fenaoui will lead the lesson in lindy hop, which is a high-energy, free-flowing type of swing dancing. The class is perfect for all dance levels, even if you have no experience dancing!
Cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. The lesson will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and there will be open dancing from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
(Image via Diversity Dance Community on Facebook.)
Craft and Vendor Show Benefits Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Shop local and handmade in St. Mary’s County this weekend!
The Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will host a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown.
Shop for spring holidays, birthdays, and yourself from handmade vendors selling items including jewelry, scarves, candles, knit items, accessories, baked goods, art, and more. Non-handmade vendors will also be on hand for your shopping needs. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
Hungry? Vendor food trucks will be on site selling food and drinks, including stuffed ham sandwiches, pulled pork, chili, and more.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Valley Lee Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
To reserve a space, call 240-434-1095 after 4 p.m.
Meet the Bumble Bees of Maryland
Do you know how many species of bumble bees live in Maryland?
Find out on Saturday, March 14, when Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum hosts its Bumble Bees of Maryland program. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the park, which is located at 10515 Mackall Road in St. Leonard.
In this program, you will learn about the 10+ species of bumble bees that live in Maryland, how to identify them, and how you can provide year-round habitat in your own garden for these important pollinators.
Dress in layers; participants will spend time outside to look for queens waking from hibernation.
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