Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bob Schaller & Friends at August First Friday


We're so excited to have Bob Schaller and Friends join us on the Square for Flip Flop First Friday!

Bob's been a musician most of his life - at age 12, after years of piano training, Bob turned his musical attention to the guitar, starting with a jumbo Silvertone guitar with thick strings. The next year, for his 8th grade graduation, his parents gave him a Yamaha FG-150 acoustic which he still has today. While a faculty member at CSM in 2004 Bob started the CSM Guitar Club which brought together dozens of local guitarists, of varying ages, experience levels, and musical interests. He collaborated closely with Steve Cavanaugh of the Nanjemoy Creek Boys to offer an Art of Jamming course open to the public at CSM. Bob's programs were offered across the tri-county area and involved over one hundred students and players. Some of the program's participants have gone on to start their own musical groups, and many continue to get together and jam on a regular basis. Bob is a member of GeeZer, a local band that performs classic rock songs from the 60s, 70s and more recent hits. He loves bringing people together to share talents and learn from each other.

Join on the Square, August 7 for Flip Flop First Friday, a fun evening with fabulous music you'll love!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Flip Flop First Friday!


Join us Friday, August 7th for Flip Flop First Friday and the Blues Jam with Bob Schaller.

Check out these great specials around town!

GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
The Good Earth will host Sylvia Jacobs from 5 pm until 8 pm on August 7th. Sylvia, a member of the Color & Light Society of Southern Maryland, will have her photographs available for purchase just for this event. Sylvia finds delight in capturing the beauty and character of Southern Maryland with her camera. We will also have our Cheyenne making smoothies and juice. Come by to support your local natural foods store and a local artist at the same time!



FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC
41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859

Local author L.A. Stewart will be signing copies of her Maryland mysteries series, Snow’s Rest and Snow’s Run from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Come pick up a copy of the books and meet the author.





CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
Caught My Eye will have a fabric artists outside selling handmade Wine themed merchandise. Get all of your washable wine accessories here. Also, inside all colorful metal bracelet sets from India will be half off the ticketed price. Brighten up your beach wardrobe with these fun accessories!


CRAZY FOR EWE -- 22715 Washington Street
301-475-2744
Come see the Hunter Hammersen Trunk Show featuring projects from all four of Hunter's books. We're especially excited about Curls, a collection of shawls with an innovative shape that's fun to knit and easy to wear.

We'll be starting a First Friday knit along with the Caesious Curl in Breathless DK from Shalimar. Breathless DK combines cashmere, silk, and merino into an elegant yarn with a beautiful hand. Your Caesious will be a treat to knit and an luxurious accessory to enjoy.



WINE AND DESIGN --  41610 Fenwick Street -- 240-925-7464
For August First Friday we're offering a special class painting neon Flip Flops!  Just $25
Friday from 6-8 pm. More info here!


BLACK MARKET INTERIORS  -- 41665 Fenwick Street, 240-309-4074
Black Market Interiors will be hosting Kera Cherrey of Chesapeake Staging and Design, as well as Becky Beck of Becky Beck Designs from 5-8 pm. Bring your design dilemma's and have one of the designers provide you with their professional advice and possible solutions. Please take a few photo's and have them printed out so that the designers can visualize your the design dilemma.

Becky has lived in St. Mary's County for over 25 years, owned her own design business for the past 15 years, and has developed a clientele that relies on her quick thinking for interior and exterior spaces. “Going local” allows for the transformation of any space in a matter of days when needed, instead of months! Becky's Motto is Fast and Fabulous! 



CAFE des ARTISTES -- 41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500
Make reservations now for a wonderful First Friday dining event, and enjoy the sounds of Randy Richie on the Piano!

Café des Artistes is Leonardtown's original neighborhood bistro with French Country Charm, a casual and friendly atmosphere, fine food and excellent service.  Creative, comforting dishes are Classic French with an American flair and pair perfectly with the great variety of wines from Leonardtown to France.  Alfresco dining available on our sidewalk!  A perfect way to enjoy First Friday.


NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130

Visit the North End Gallery to see their new show Opposites Attract, Collaborations of Courage
Some of the pieces in the show are the result of several artists sharing creativity in a collaborative work.  Other pieces are inspired by complementary colors - those that appear on opposite sides of the color wheel.  Join us for our reception 5 until 8 PM at the Gallery

Saturday, June 20, 2015

July 3rd -- Red White and Blues!!


Join us July 3rd for the Blue Eyed Blues live on The Square followed by a rockin' Blues Jam with Bob Schaller. Musicians are invited to Jam with Bob Schaller and Friends during Leonardtown's First Friday event Jul A great way to kick off the holiday weekend.

While you're here, check out these fabulous First Friday Specials!

"Bette Davis Eyes" by Carmelo Ciancio
NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
Visit the North End Gallery to see magic and glamour of Hollywood as expressed by North End Gallery's member artists in the "Silver Screen" show.

Enter the Mystery Box drawing for a chance to win a piece of art produced by a gallery member. The winner will be announced at the end of the evening; no need to be present to win.  Join us for our reception 5 until 8 PM at the Gallery




GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
The Good Earth is celebrating the 4th of July and First Fridays with patriotic smoothies that will put a firework-like smile on your face! Join our very own Maria in the demo kitchen 4-8pm, July 3rd, to get your own 12oz coconut smoothie, blueberry smoothie, and/or red fruit/veggie juice. You're sure to walk away just as happy as our founding fathers!



CAFE des ARTISTES -- 41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500
Moules Marinara, Toasted Sourdough Bread & French Fries! 
(Euro Hot Dogs will also be available)  Enjoy the sounds of Randy Richie on the Piano!

Café des Artistes is Leonardtown's original neighborhood bistro with French Country Charm, a casual and friendly atmosphere, fine food and excellent service.  Creative, comforting dishes are Classic French with an American flair and pair perfectly with the great variety of wines, from Leonardtown to France.  Alfresco dining available on our sidewalk.

FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS AND MUSIC-- 41655A Fenwick Street 301-475-2859.
Local author/ historian Karen Grubber will be signing copies of St. Mary's County (Postcard History Series) from 5:00- to 7:00 PM. "For nearly four centuries, St. Marys County has been called the land of pleasant living. The county's fertile fields and pristine waters invite visitors and natives alike to revel, relax, and renew. As the Mother County of Maryland, St. Marys has a rich written history dating from 1634, when George and Leonard Calvert established the first American settlement founded on the principle of religious tolerance. After surviving British raids during the War of 1812 and divided loyalties in the Civil War, the county leapt into the modern era when the US Navy established Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the Navys premier flight test center and test pilot school. Today, millions of Americans trace their roots to Southern Maryland and are welcomed home as Sons and Daughters of Old St. Marys.” NOTE: • The author's proceeds from the publication will benefit the St. Mary's County Historical Society.

PORT OF LEONARDTOWN WINERY- off Rt. 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road , 301-690-2192
Celebrate the Winery's 5th anniversary!  Toast the Taste of Southern Maryland Sample our special anniversary Red and White and the release of our new Traminette in our special blue-bottle.  Local artist, Dave Norris will be playing 5:30 - 8:30 First Friday.   For more information and instant updates, see our website or like us on Facebook.

CRAZY FOR EWE -- 22715 Washington Street, 301-475-2744
We'll be starting Quicksilver, a beautiful and colorful wrap in three colors. Fun to knit, and perfect for summer. I'm suggesting Hempathy because it''s great for summer wear, and because its fabulous color range gives that you have all sorts of stunning combinations. So, come First Friday to choose your palette and get started with us!

First Friday is also the last day of our Summer Sale!  Enjoy 20% off all summer yarns.


CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
For First Friday enjoy red white and blue savings!
$5 off on burgundy skirts from India
$1 off on white scarves
$3 off on blue earrings

BLACK MARKET INTERIORS  -- 41665 Fenwick Street, (240) 309-4074
Summer clearance Sale! Save 25% on Potting planters as well as the Ella Vickers Recycled Sailcloth Bags - in stock merchandise only, while supplies last! Come see our brand new custom upholstery line, Black Market Interiors HOME COLLECTION, made in America.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

June Scavenger hunt and First Friday specials


Come to the Square for a fun, family friendly Scavenger Hunt!  Check in at The Yellow Door Art Studio to receive your list of clues.  Follow the clues to find the various sites around town and take a selfie with each one.  When you've found all the sites , check into the Yellow Door and be entered into a drawing for two half-day kayak or paddle board rentals from  Dave at Patuxent Adventure Center!

Live Music too!
While you're hunting, enjoy live music from local band Pond Scum! This upbeat group of fiddle, button box, whistle, guitar, and percussion has more than 500 Irish, Scottish & French Canadian melodies in their repertoire. It's so much fun, you'll might just break into a jig!



THE YELLOW DOOR ART STUDIO -- 22795 Washington St. (240) 925-1888
Lots of fun at The Yellow Door this month! In addition to being the starting and ending spot for scavenger hunt, we will also have sketch artist Megan Krizovensky doing sketches at the studio. We'll also have a Make-your-Own-Hoola-Hoop-Workshop and a performance outside in our parking log with High School Band: Moon People inthe Bug Zone. Stop inside to see local artist Karen Szachnitowski's work in our Community Art Gallery and the opening reception 5-8 pm

GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
 Alysha's back at The Good Earth to celebrate June First Friday with us! Come sample and learn about Nordic Naturals products on Friday, June 5th from 5-8pm. You won't want to miss this chance to find out more about the #1-selling fish oil in the United States!

CAFE des ARTISTES -- 41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500
Cafe des Artistes will feature Wisconsin Farmed Emu Steaks with creamy black peppercorn sauce (a healthy RED meat!)  Enjoy the music of Randy Richie on Piano!

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
Stop by First Friday to enjoy the music of from Bella Music students outside on the lawn.  You'll receive 10% off on all regularly priced furniture during First Friday.

Please also support Project Linus of Calvert and St. Mary's County by purchasing a raffle ticket for this lovely Dresden Plate Quilt.  Project Linus is a national, non-profit organization for children providing security through blankets.



FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS AND MUSIC-- 41655A Fenwick Street 301-475-2859.

Vesta Clark will be signing copies of Megarid from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

The House of Kadmos, a prestigious royal family, has been plagued with misfortune since its founding. An attempt to sacrifice one member, the non-essential princess Megara, backfires as the girl returns with a vengeance as a witch. Now the fate of the family is in peril, and not even the mighty champion Herakles can stop the trajectory of all these doomed souls. Such is the wrath of the witch.

BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860
Come visit Big Larry's this First Friday, and enjoy a single scoop for just $1.00 - or take $1 off any of our delicious ice cream treats.  Try our new menu with burgers, subs, sandwiches and crisp green salads!  Eat, Drink, and be Super!

PORT OF LEONARDTOWN WINERY -- off Rt. 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road , 301-690-2192
Enjoy the music of the Groove Span Duo performing on the patio from 5:30-8:30pm.

Also, we will also have a Meet the Artist for our new artist, Bill Conway.

DRAGONFLY DESIGNS JEWELRY -- 41620 Courthouse Drive
Artist Sharon Weiner welcomes in June with 10 % off entire inventory, in addition to many Special Sale items. Enjoy low prices on a large variety of jewelry, including sterling, costume, and our Southwest Collection. Also, see our Art Gallery with many beautiful works of art for sale.

CRAZY FOR EWE -- 22715 Washington Street, 301-475-2744
Come get started with us on Cherry Twist, a little tee worked with beautiful new Tandem from Tahki Stacy Charles. Pattern is free with purchase of yarn for the tee through First Friday.  Come choose your color and get started with us First Friday.

We'll also have our Modern Cotton Trunk Show from Berroco - don't miss this fun evening




BLACK MARKET INTERIORS  -- 41665 Fenwick Street, (240) 309-4074

Black Market Interiors will be hosting local Southern Maryland Photographer, Debra McIntosh of McIntosh Images.

She will be showing her works on mixed media, including Aluminum, Glass, Canvas and PhotoPaper. See her on Facebook


Monday, April 13, 2015

May First Friday Specials - Leonardtown then and now



GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
 Staff members Maria and Danielle will be available to talk about the history of our store. Plus, we will have Cynthia from VA Beach formerly with Heritage Store now with Nutraceutical in our store to demo Heritage Products. Come experience massage oils, learn about castor oil therapy and more; Cynthia is a wealth of knowledge. Mention this advertisement and you will qualify for a 20% discount on any Heritage items during our May First Friday event.

CAFE des ARTISTES -- 41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500
Cafe des Artistes will feature Turtle Gumbo and Braised Beef Short Ribs with Honey Bourbon Glaze.
Enjoy the music of Randy Richie on Piano!

ST MARY'S COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- 41680 Tudor Place, 301-475-2467
As home to the St. Mary’s County Historical Society, Tudor Hall will be open and selling books and archive issues of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, a periodical dedicated to the history, people and stories of St. Mary’s County. Members will be on hand to answer questions, and they will also be showing a 15-minutes movie about the history of Tudor Hall. Just follow the signs through the Square to Courthouse Drive and around the corner to Tudor Place

CRAZY FOR EWE -- 22715 Washington Street, 301-475-2744
Dr. William Boyd, the St. Mary's County Coroner and Leonardtown doctor for many years will be on hand with stories and reminiscences of old Leonardtown.  Join us for a visit.  While you're here, see the Berroco Mixer trunk show and get started on a terrific spring crocheted topper featuring beautiful Modern Cotton.  Come get started with us from 5 - 8 p.m. First Friday.

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
Receive a free photo card of a historic site in Leonardtown with any purchase. Choose from Old Jail, Tudor Hall, Wharf, Wesley Chapel/Old Town Hall, Court House, Moll Dyer site.

COASTAL ARTS MARKET -- 23190 Newtowne Neck Road in the park by the Winery
Presented by the Coastal Arts Partnership , the Arts Market is an out door monthly market held the Third Saturday of every month 9:00 to 3:00.  The Market is now open First Fridays too!  The Arts Market features handmade, affordable art from local and regional artists and artisans. Styles of art include Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, plus handmade quilts, clothing, soap, furniture and other delights.

FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS AND MUSIC-- 41655A Fenwick Street 301-475-2859. Tom Gross will be signing copies of his book The Touch from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Where to find "Leonardtown - Then and Now" memorabilia





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring into Leonardtown - April 3rd First Friday Specials



GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
 On Friday, April 3rd, from 5 pm until 8 pm, Amanda of Amazing Grass will be at The Good Earth. Come by to sample her products and to see how easy it is to have your daily greens. Learn more by visiting www.amazinggrass.com and Spring forth with Green!

PORT OF LEONARDTOWN WINERY-- off Rt. 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road , 301-690-2192
The winery will feature the live music of Mary & David Flood from 5:30-8:30pm. We will also have art from the students of Leonardtown High School showcased in the tasting room for the next 3 months.

BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860
Come visit Big Larry's this First Friday, April 3rd, and bring in the Spring Showers with our delicious and healthy 100% fruit smoothies, on sale for $1 off! Our Smoothies are prescribed by Dr. Smoothie with such fantastic flavors as Strawberry or Strawberry Banana, Mango Tropics, Apple Orchards, the Four Berry Blend, and even more! Eat, Drink, and be Super!

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
April First Friday - Receive a pair of handmade earrings Free with any purchase (while supplies last). This offer is good from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. only, so be sure to come First Friday!

OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts

41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356
Join us for our 2nd Annual Poetic License€ Art Invitational Opening Reception Friday, April 3 from 5-8 pm.  Meet special guest Mary Ann Schindler.  Feast Your Eyes and Find
Your Inner Poet!   €œPoetic License is an exhibit of visual art that relates both directly and indirectly to poetic inspiration.


FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS AND MUSIC -- 41655A Fenwick St., (301) 475-2859
We welcome the return of Christine Trent, who will be signing copies of her new books,  A VIRTUOUS DEATH (Queen Victoria, still mourning her long-dead husband Prince Albert, has found solace in John Brown, an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles in the occult and keeps the grieving queen entertained with his tarot card readings) , and THE MOURNING BELLS (releases March 31).  5:00- 7:00 PM

CRAZY FOR EWE -- 22715 Washington Street, 301-475-2744

Join us for a fun project featuring beautiful new Arona yarn. This fun and funky infinity scarf takes just one skein.  The hardest part is choosing from all the great colors.  Pattern is complimentary with purchase of Arona on First Friday.

A great way to brighten up your wardrobe for spring.  Knits up fast on size 8 circular needles.  Join us to get started on your own from 5 - 8 p.m. First Friday.


YE OLDE TOWNE CAFE -- 22685 Washington Street, (301) 475-5151
Seafood for the season, Seafood Specials.  Live Music to Spring into your Easter Celebration

FUZZY FARMERS MARKET --22696 Washington Street Spring into Leonardtown and visit the Fuzzy Farmers to see our spring collection! We have lovely quilted table runners ready to dress up your feast, little girls’ dresses that are perfect for an Easter Parade, and beautiful spring shawls and scarves just right for cool days now and air conditioned spaces later. And grab a bag of sheep’s wool to put out for nesting material. The birds will love it!

CAFE des ARTISTES -- 41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500

Cafe des Artistes will feature Sauteed Rockfish topped with Lump Crab and served with our Lemon & Caper Beurre Blanc.

Enjoy the music of Randy Richie on Piano!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Art around Town!


Come celebrate art all over Leonardtown as we kick off our new concept Gallery Spaces!  Now in addition to enjoying art at Opal, North End, and Leonardtown Arts Center galleries, you can see art in Gallery Spaces at your favorite businesses around town.  We're very excited about Gallery Spaces because...
  • It helps more Leonardtown Business Association members participate in First Friday and the Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment District
  • It helps more artists display their work
  • It brings more art to YOU, all over Leonardtown

Art in the Gallery Spaces will change quarterly, so be sure to stop and see this quarter's displays at these businesses
  • Office of Helen Dorsey
  • Good Earth Natural Foods Company
  • Behind the Bar Coffee Bar and Speakeasy
  • Caught my Eye Gifts
  • Ye Olde Towne Cafe
  • W. M. Davis
  • Big Larry's Comicbook Cafe
  • Hamilton Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center
  • Crazy for Ewe Yarns
  • Dragonfly Jewelry
  • Fenwick Street Books and Music
  • The Rex
  • Flooring Max