Looking to soak the last bits of fun out of the summer of 2019? Look no further than the busy Southern Maryland calendar! Here are just three of the events happening in the region this weekend, Aug. 23-26, 2019.
Film Festival Spotlights Local Filmmakers
Celebrate local movies at the Southern Maryland Film Festival!
The festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at R/C Lexington Exchange Movies 12, 44800 Oak Crest Drive in California. One theater will be reserved for the festival, and the films will be shown in blocks by type. The schedule is documentary, 10 a.m.; animation/comedy, 1 p.m.; drama, 3:45 p.m.; suspense, 6:15 p.m., and jury-selected films, 8:15
Cost is $8 per person per block. Several of the filmmakers – many of whom are from Southern Maryland and nearby – will be on hand to answer questions about their work.
For more information and a list of movies, visit http://www.smdff.org/.
Dance Benefits Alzheimer’s Walk
Come dancing for a great cause this weekend!
The Third Annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Dance will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old
Washington Road in Waldorf.
Cost is $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Southern Maryland Boot Scooter’s Walk to End Alzheimers.
The ticket includes dinner and entertainment. There will also be games, silent auction, cake auction, door prizes, and music by DJ Sandy Garrish.
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, email [email protected] or call 240-577-2579.
Wheel a While at Family Rollerskating!
Bring the family and lace up your skates – it’s time to roller skate!
Family roller skating takes place each Sunday at Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. The event takes place year-round on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.
Cost is $5 per person. Four-wheeled and inline skates in most sizes are available to rent. Skate rentals are $2.50. Food and drinks are available from vending machines.
For more information, visit St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmarysmdrecreation/.
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