First Friday Favorites

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Where's Crabby Scavenger Hunt June 3rd!


Join us June 3, 2016 for a special evening of fun for kids of all ages.  Join us for our annual Scavenger Hunt, and you may win two two half-day kayak rentals from Patuxent Adventure Center.

Start by checking in at the Yellow Door Art Studios in downtown Leonardtown for a list of businesses where you can find Crabby.  Take a selfie with Crabby the various sites and finish up at the Yellow Door, where you'll be entered to win those awesome kayak rentals.  

You'll also enjoy live music, gallery receptions, and specials at the stores and restaurants listed below. Come join us for an evening of fun, rain or shine.


NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
This First Friday, North End Gallery artists Lani Clark, Polly Lange and Mary Ida Rolape are featured, with the theme "Inspiration! Color!"

These artists present an exciting body of new work in this show. Clark is well known for her colorful and imaginative work with fused and stained glass. Lange produces bright oil paintings, including landscape and still life. Rolape works with tile, glass and ceramics to produce unique sculptures, wall hangings, platters and more. Stop by North End Gallery for "Inspiration! Color!" While you're there, have your youngster take a selfie with Lani Clark's "Crabby" stained glass work.



BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860

Stop by Big Larry's First Friday and take a break from scavenger hunting and enjoy a bite to eat from our family friendly menu. Top it off with a special Crabby Sundae.




DRAGONFLY DESIGNS -  41629 Courthouse Drive,  240-434-5495
Check out Dragonfly Designs June First Friday and take 10% off all merchandise.  Look for additional savings on selected pieces.  You'll find crabby surprises throughout the store including a crabby raffle of a beautiful jewelry item or an art pie.



GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS CO. -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
As you enjoy the "Where's Crabby" Scavenger hunt, be sure to stop into The Good Earth to find our "Crabby" and see what Smoothies we are blending and what Fresh Juice we are extracting! Samples of our libations will be offered with crabby snacks of course! This excitement happens on June 3rd from 5 pm until 8 pm.


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

Author L.A. Stewart will sign copies of her two Maryland mystery books, Snow's Rest and Snow's Run!
Take a selfie with Crabby at Fenwick Street Used Books & Music from  from 5-7 pm


CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1,
301-475-6805
This First Friday have several cups of tea with SharaTea with Me at Caught My Eye. De-stress as you sip the assorted teas and learn about the different all natural blends from Sharalea. Also, shop for summer and or beach wear. Our colorful sun dresses and wraps will get you ready for hot weather and vacation by the sea. Don't forget to take a selfie with our Crabby!


OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356

Celebrate the long awaited summer season at Opal Gallery! We will host an opening reception for our June show, “Livin’ Easy” during First Friday in Leonardtown on June 3rd. Stop by the gallery and remember to take your selfie with “Crabby” during the Scavenger Hunt!

 Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11-5pm First Friday - 11-8pm




BTB COFFEE BAR and SPEAKEASY --  41658 Fenwick Street, 301-475-2400
We will offering marshmallows for you to toast at the fire pit. Inside we will have our games and adult coloring pages ready in the front dining room. Sit back and enjoy!

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - TUDOR HALL -- 41680 Tudor Place, 301-475-2467
The Historical Society will have The Old Jail open for you First Friday - Come find Crabby inside!

Find Crabby at these businesses too!


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

FUZZY FARMERS MARKET -- 22696 Washington Street, 301-475-3899

QUALITY STREET KITCHENS- 41625 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0700

PORT OF LEONARDTOWN WINERY -- off Rt. 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road, 301-690-2192

PATRICK HALEY INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL -- 25775 Point Lookout Road,  301-475-2866

LEONARDTOWN FORD -- 26322 Point Lookout Rd, Route 5 N, 866-506-3696

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First Responders First Friday


May First Friday we're celebrating the First Responders. Local fire and rescue volunteers and Law enforcement professionals are always there when you need them.  The LBA is taking this opportunity to honor them First Friday.  There will be First Responders around the County with emergency vehicles and other displays set up on the square.  Bring your kids to town to see our county's heroes and take a moment to thank them.


Local musicians, Joe and David Norris, will be performing on The Square. Enjoy their amplified guitar and vocals in a variety of classic folk favorites and wonderful original songs.



Author and former fire fighter,  Mr. James Burd Brewster will be set up on The Square to sign copies of his book, The Adventures of Uncle Rocky, Fireman: A Treasury of Twelve "Uncle Rocky, Fireman" Stories.  Uncle Rocky, Fireman recounts the adventures of Rocky Hill and his two nephews, Ben and Luke, as they fight fires, rescue people, help neighbors, and promote fire safety. The stories emphasize service to others and devotion to duty with each exciting episode ending with our heroes stating they were, “Glad To Do It!” when thanked for their help. Come pick up a copy of the book and have it signed by the author.


Check out these other special offerings and events at businesses in town


BIG LARRY'S EATERY -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860
This First Friday Big Larry's would like to give a thank you to our many first responders! From 5 to 8 pm all first responders (this includes fire fighters, police, rescue, and military) will receive a 20% off discount on ALL food, smoothies, and ice cream sales for our heroes and their families! Thank you for everything you do!

FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC 41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859
Red August (Volume 1) by H L Brooks- What if you found out that you were descended from a long line of clandestine fighters, and that your family was still at war? August Archer thinks she's a normal teenage girl—even if she has been having disturbing erotic dreams about wolves lately. Still grieving over the loss of her father, and wondering over his final gift of a red hooded cloak, August is uprooted from her big city apartment to a tiny town in Maryland, where she meets an enigmatic, irresistibly fascinating man who refuses to talk to her, yet who fuels her most intense romantic fantasies. But it's when August begins talking to her feisty Scottish grandmother that a strange tale of werewolves and hunters emerges—one in which the man of her dreams may be her family's oldest enemy—in this modern-day telling of the Red Riding Hood story

BLACK MARKET INTERIORS  -- 41665 Fenwick Street, 240-309-4074
Black Market Interiors is extending a 10% discount to any customer that is affiliated with any emergency response organization. Please mention the which emergency response field you are with at time of purchase.


CRAZY FOR EWE YARNS -- 22715 Washington Street. 301-475-2744
Join us to get started on this beautiful project - Dangling Conversation. Using lovely cotton gradiant yarn, Tahiti and accented with glittering Miyuki beads, this is a fun knit and a lovely accessory you'll enjoy all year long.

Come get started and enjoy pink drinks 5-8 p.m.

10% of proceeds from First Friday event sales will go to Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.


THE CRAFT GUILD SHOP- 26005 Point Lookout Road, 301-997-1644
The Craft Guild will be on the square with their table. Friends of First Responders will be able to sign up for a free drawing basket of first aid/safety/alert items. First Responders will get something special.

OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356

Opal Gallery & Gifts will host an artist reception this First Friday from 5-8pm. Join us on May 6th and help Leonardtown honor those who serve our community during “First Responders” First Friday. *10% of proceeds of selected works will be donated to our local responders.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11-5, First Fridays 11-8




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

"Something in the Garden..." is the theme for North End Gallery's May First Friday. Our artists have prepared some wonderful work for this show; not only will you find new paintings on this theme, but you will also see new pottery and jewelry, like these earrings by Mickey Kunkle .

As an extra treat, members of the Society Hill Breton Bay Garden Club are displaying beautiful floral arrangements for "Something in the Garden..."






 GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS CO. -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
Stop by The Good Earth on May 6 to help support our First Responders! We will donate 10% of the day's sales to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad. For our First Friday event between 5 pm and 8 pm, Andy will be here sampling product from Pure Planet and SoTru. He will share his knowledge about the importance of quality sleep and about understanding inflammation, helpful information for your immune system. Featured product will be discounted 20% during the May First Friday event. Come by for a win/win/win: discount for you, sales for the store, and a contribution for LVRS!





DRAGONFLY DESIGNS JEWELRY --  22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
41620 Courthouse Drive
Dragonfly Drsigns would like to say thank you to all the dedicated first responders who help us in so many ways in our community We will be offering a 25percent discount on all jewelry and artwork in our store This is a small way that we can say thank you for all you do Sharon Weiner Dragonfly Designs

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805

"You "May" want to get dressed Head to Toe. Caught My Eye has beautiful hair pins (wooden and metal), anklets, slippers (new designs), and toe rings and everything in between from India!




PORT OF LEONARDTOWN WINERY -- off Rt. 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road , 301-690-2192

In honor of our First Responders, Port of Leonardtown Winery will be offering Free Wine Tastings & 10% off all bottle purchases to all Police, Fire & EMS with Valid ID/Badge on First Friday and throughout that weekend.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Environmental Awareness First Friday


First Friday falls on April Fools' Day this year, and we're having a wonderful celebration - No kidding!  It's a little early for live music on The Square, but we will have lots of great events at the businesses around town.   Don't miss these specials.

FUZZY FARMERS MARKET --22696 Washington Street, 301.475.FUZZ (3899)
Spring into Leonardtown and meet our newest member, Kennedi Milan. She brings to the Fuzzy Farmers Market a line of facial and body scrubs, moisturizer bars, and bath bombs sure to pamper your winter-weary skin. After visiting with Kennedi, you can check out our spring collection of beautiful 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!



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

For April, North End Gallery celebrates all things related to cars, with the theme “Car Culture.” We are a car nation, and artists find inspiration on the road, or in their own garages. This show is intended to compliment the Spring Fling Classic Car Show being held April 24.





GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS CO. -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
Lori of Natural Factors will be in the store from 5 pm until 8 pm featuring Whole Earth & Sea supplement line on April 1. These supplements are made with certified organic, non-GMO plant-based nutrients and raw-processed. Natural Factors donates $2 with each purchase of Whole Earth & Sea to Plant A Seed & See What Grows Foundation. To learn more about this Foundation go to www.seewhatgrows.org. And, to join in on the seed-to-table theme, we will give you a free packet of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange seeds with each purchase of Whole Earth & Sea during our First Friday event.

CRAZY FOR EWE YARNS -- 22715 Washington Street,
301-475-2744
the Berroco Modern Cotton Trunk Show opens April 1st.

This collection features sweaters for adults and children, accessories, and home decor in this lovely and versatile.yarn.  A silky smooth blend of cotton and microfiber, Modern Cotton feels soft and cool against your skin, but is remarkably easy care and long-wearing.

Stop by and see the samples and try out the yarn.



FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC 41655A Fenwick Street,
301-475-2859
The autobiography of a young Italian woman as she experiences the hardship and horrors of war and the Nazi occupation of her country. Living with her family in Ardea, located near Anzio, she survives the Allied landings there and the battles that followed as the Allies finally pushed northward to Rome. Accounts by civilians of the war as it affected Italy and her people, are rare. Sonia eventually came to the U.S. after the war and has made a life for her and her family in her new country.



CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
Caught My Eye will have a plant sale outside on First Friday.  These plants will be in bags at very affordable prices!  They will also be giving away small bags of mixed fresh herbs..  Limited supply of these herbs. Meet local artist Mary Kessler this First Friday at Caught My Eye. Mary creates jewelry out of natural stones and sea glass. Come and ask her questions about any of the stones she uses. Mary also provides life time guarantee on her jewelry

OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue,
301-884-2356
Celebrating the Spring Equinox Please join us for a First Friday Reception On April 1st (No Fooling) from 5-8 pm Join Opal Gallery & Gifts to celebrate the arrival of spring.

From Bunnies to Beaches to Flowers, Opal has many new pieces, including beautiful hand wrought serving pieces by Bud Adams.

LEONARDTOWN ARTS CENTER -- 22660 Washington Street, 2nd floor, 301-475-5775
Celebrating Earth Day through art! Join us at the Leonardtown Arts Center for the 4th Annual Recycled Art Show.

Artists reception on First Friday from 5-8pm. Art is the perfect medium to heighten public awareness about recycling efforts.

Come celebrate with us

YELLOW DOOR ART STUDIO -- 22795 Washington St.,
240-925-1888
In April, Yellow Door’s Community Art Gallery will be showing the work of local Artist, Paige Burger. The exhibition, Abandonment Issues, features her most recent photographic project along with a series of relief sculptures made from recycled, or abandoned wood.
The exhibition opening is April 1st, from 5pm - 8pm, the show will be up until April 28, 2016.



OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356

Celebrating the Spring Equinox Please join us for a First Friday Reception On April 1st (No Fooling) from 5-8 pm Opal Gallery & Gifts celebrates the arrival of spring. From Bunnies to Beaches to Flowers, Opal has many new pieces, including beautiful hand wrought serving pieces by Bud Adams. Gallery Hours: 11-5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, First Fridays til 8 pm


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir at First Friday

Paul Bishop from SMYOC First Friday

We had a wonderful First Friday last week with the very talented member of the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir (SMYOC) performing at the Leonardtown Arts Center.  Their beautiful music was piped out into the town for everyone to enjoy!   Participating businesses are donating a portion of Friday night's sales to the SMYOC.  If you would like to make a contribution, visit their site here.

The St. Mary's Arts Council featured a Youth Arts Contest with entries from young artists around the county.  The show is running through the month - don't miss these works!  For more information about the show, visit the Arts Council web page here.

Next month come celebrate Environmental Awareness First Friday featuring the Recycled Art Show at the Leonardtown Arts Center and special events and promotions from the businesses and restaurants in town.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Youth First Friday - March 4th


March 4th is Youth First Friday in Leonardtown!  We are honored to welcome the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir (SMYOC) to the event.  Small ensembles from the SMYOC will perform in the Leonardtown Arts Center or, on The Square, weather permitting.  Visit their facebook page and web page to learn more about the program and musicians.


In celebration of Youth Art Month, St. Mary's Arts Council and The Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment District are holding a Youth Art Competition and Show.
All St. Mary's County students in grades 3-12 are invited to submit a piece of artwork inspired by the theme "St. Mary's County Rocks! " ​ The show will be displayed at the Leonardtown Arts Center March 4-March 30, 2016. There is no charge to enter the show. All entries should be turned in by Sunday, February 28 to the Leonardtown Arts Center between 12pm - 4pm. The Arts Center is located at 22660 Washington Street, Leonardtown Md 20650, 2nd Floor. Please contact Nell Elder at  if you need to make other arrangements.


A number of Leonardtown businesses will be donating a portion of their sales that day to the SMYOC. Come hear these wonderfully talented musicians perform, and help support their work with your purchases from these businesses.  Follow First Fridays on Facebook for the latest on this event and the special ways you can support SMYOC. 

Businesses donating to the SMYOC First Friday


BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860
Big Larry's celebrates the Girl Scouts 104th Birthday! The scouts will be selling their Girl Scout Cookies in front of Big Larry's raising money for their group. Big Larry's will also be donating 10% of ALL food, ice cream, and smoothie sales from 5-8PM to the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra! Eat, drink, and be Super!

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

BTB COFFEE BAR and SPEAKEASY --  41658 Fenwick Street, 301-475-2400
BTB will donate 10% of every ceramic BTB mug sold that night to SMYOC

CRAZY FOR EWE YARNS -- 22715 Washington Street, 301-475-2744
Crazy for Ewe will donate $30 to the SMYOC for every set of beginning knitting lessons purchased First Friday.  Additionally, we will donate 10% of all First Friday sales to SMYOC.  Come and treat yourself to a wonderful new hobby.

DRAGONFLY DESIGNS -  41629 Courthouse Drive,  240-434-5495
Dragonfly Designs is honored to participate in this special First Friday We will donate ten percent of all sales to this worthy cause and will raffle a jewelry set and donate the proceeds of this raffle as well So please come and visit the shop and help our local youth orchestra and choir.

FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC 41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859 - will donate 10% of sales to SMYOC

FLOORING MAX -- 26288 Point Lookout Rd., 301-997-1794 - Flooring Max will donate 10% of its sales during the day First Friday to the SMYOC.


MARIGOLD BABY -- 25445 Point Lookout Rd.,301-744-7635 Marigold will donate 10% of all sales that mention SMYOC on March 4th to the organization.

NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
With the transition from Winter to Spring, March is a time of hope and renewal. The North End Gallery in Leonardtown has taken this theme for its March First Friday reception. The gallery will exhibit many new works by its local member artists. Included will be fine-art paintings; glass art, jewelry, photography, pottery, sculpture, serigraph prints, and woodwork. The gallery space also has a fresh, new look – stop in to see how wonderfully the re-designed space compliments the art. You just may leave feeling renewed and hopeful.  A percentage of selected artwork sales First Friday will be donated to SMYOC.

OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356
Opal Gallery & Gifts will donate 10% of the purchase price of a "featured" painting by Jane Rowe, an unframed photograph by Andy Plautz or a selected jewelry piece by Cynthia Rosenblatt to the SMYOC.

THE CRAFT GUILD SHOP- 26005 Point Lookout Road, 301-997-1644
We will be donating 10% of sales from our handmade bath & body products from Fried Bologna Studios, all items made by Catmospheres, and all handcrafted jewelry sold during our store hours of 10 am to 5 pm on Youth First Friday

 These businesses will also be open and have fun specials for First Friday



GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS CO. -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
Christina Allen will be selling and signing A Farmer's Alphabet: Beginning with "A is for Apple" and ending with the letter "Z is for Zucchini", this book helps young readers learn their letters and discover what lives and grows on a sustainable farm. Inspired by a visit to a sustainable farm in Southern Maryland. Every letter in the alphabet grows on the farm and young readers will grow too as they read this enchanting book.



CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Leonardtown love notes


Our next First Friday is February 5th.  This is your chance to tell the world that you love Leonardtown and its small independent businesses.  Stop by your favorite First Friday haunts and grab one of our special notes and jot down a few words about why you love it.  Visit as many businesses as you like! Take a selfie with your note and post it to the First Friday Facebook Page! Be sure to leave your Leonardtown love note with the business so they can post it and spread the word about Maryland's "Most Charming Small Town."

Here are some of the February First Friday specials that Leonardtown businesses will be running. Check back often because we''ll be updating regularly.  Also, be sure to Like our Facebook Page to get the latest information on First Friday happenings.

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

I Leonardtown, Pillow Talk.  In keeping with February's theme of love, Black Market Interiors will be offering Feather Filled Toss Pillows at 20% Off.

Accent pillows are a great way to update a room and add a splash of color to any decor.  Come on in and find the ones you love.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND ANNNE PENMAN LASER THERAPY -- 22530 Washington Street, 301-904-4339  is participating in the I Leonardtown in February by offering a LOVE-ly special for your !   Smoking Cessation and Weight Management programs are painless, drug-free laser programs focused on helping you with smoking cessation or managing your weight.  Three sessions are included in the Smoking Cessation Package and four sessions are included for the Weight Management Package.  Penny Brueggemann, Co-Owner, says, “The laser helps stimulate the body’s endorphins, which make the pain from urges more manageable. You will feel very relaxed after each of your sessions, which are geared to help you meet your goals.”  SOMD Anne Penman Laser Therapy, the only office in Maryland, offers free consultations to anyone interested in their programs.  Programs purchased on   “Leonardtown” for February’s First Friday will receive 10% off an already discounted price.  Mention this posting any other time for a 5% discount. Keep up with them on their Face Book page:  www.facebook.com/somdannepenman.  Call for a free consultation today!  301-904-4339.    Please note their office is open by appointment only.

CRAZY FOR EWE YARNS -- 22715 Washington Street, 301-475-2744
Come to Crazy for Ewe and get started on Hollyhock, a beautiful spring infinity scarf using three different coordinating yarns.  Hollyhock is romantic and fresh, so even though it's still cold, you'll feel like springtime!

Hollyhock designer Louisa Harding is famous for her romantic sweaters and accessories that bring to mind and English garden.

We have Hollyhock kits in three different colorways - the hardest part will be choosing your favorite.  Bring or purchase at First Friday, one set each US size 9 and 10 circular needles 24" or 32"

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
Caught My Eye will have animal related art showing our love for Animals. Snacks and punch will be available. Also, we will be raffling of a handmade Stained Glass wind chime. In order to enter just come fill in the "I Love Leonardtown" sheet filled with the answer to... What do you like most about Caught My Eye?

FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS AND MUSIC- 41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859
Eric Smith will sign copies of his book, Not a Bad Ride: Stories from a Boomer's Life on the Edge from 5-7 PM. "A boomer memoir delivered in wry vignettes—edgy but never bitter. These reflections concentrate on the early 1970s as I drifted through a turbulent swarm of events, buffeted by psychological conflicts, underachieving, drinking, and drugs. • Commune. I guess you could call it a commune: some of us were unrelated; we bought, cooked, and ate food as a group; we’d sit on the floor around a low table wolfing down fried rice, scrambled eggs, calf brains, and lungs. • The Draft. We all dealt with it one way or another. Some took cover in college throughout that period. Others enlisted for four years rather than serving the two-year minimum, sacrificing two years of their lives to gain control over how and where they spent their time during the war. • Hitchhiking. People seldom hitch these days. But in the late sixties and early seventies, we shuffled along the roads with our thumbs out, ready for anything. In the world of hitching, it was axiomatic never to offend the driver. Otherwise, you might find yourself back on the shoulder of the road, or worse. • Dropping Acid. I became concerned I’d have a bad trip so I went into the bathroom, locked the door, stared into the medicine cabinet mirror, and reassured myself—not aloud, but inside my head. I assessed the person I saw as if he and I were different entities. After several minutes, I felt better. • Health. You know that cliché, “If you have your health, you have everything”? In 1980, mine crashed like a runaway elevator. The room spun violently, faster and faster. I went blind; my body tied up in knots and started to disappear. This memoir takes you on the inside of the early seventies—life after that was up for grabs, shaped by one’s youthful mistakes."

NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
North End Gallery presents "A Sweetheart of a Show," its annual invitational show. This large and unique show features the art of more than 25 guest artists from the Southern Maryland area, in addition to work by the gallery's 32 member artists. Included in the show will be children's and scientific illustration, knitted wire, quilting, linocut prints, silver, jewelry, ceramics, wood, sculpture, mosaics and photography as well as drawings and paintings in all media.

The North End Gallery was recently re-designed, so stop by to see the revamped gallery and this fantastic show. Reception 5-8 p.m.


DRAGONFLY DESIGNS JEWELRY - 41620 Courthouse Dr. Weiner Bldg - 2nd floor - 301-997-4240
For February First Friday, Dragonfly Designs will offer 10% off all Jewelry and Accessories.  An additional 10% off sterling bracelets and hand-painted jewelry.

BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860
Visit us on First Friday and confess your love for Big Larry’s and all of Leonardtown! Enter our “Why you love Leonardtown or Big Larry’s” contest! First place winner recieves a $20 Big Larry’s Gift Card and the Runner-Up will recieve a $10 Big Larry’s gift card. Big Larry’s staff will judge entries on Saturday and announce the winners on Sunday on our “Big Larry’s Eatery” Facebook page! Eat, Drink, and be Super!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy 2016 - January First Friday

January First Friday fell on New Year's Day, but not to worry - you didn't miss it.  We've rescheduled it so that you get two great events in the first week of the year!  Join us in Leonardtown, the most charming small town in Maryland, for First Friday this week, January 8th!

Come enjoy a unique shopping experience at the small independent business and restaurants here in Leonardtown.

Here are some of the specials Leonardtown businesses have for your this month:

NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
North End Galley offers numerous types of original art works, including hand-made glass dishes, unique pottery in the form of mugs, bowls, and vases, silk-screen prints, glass wall hangings, fine jewelry, fun jewelry, one-of-a-kind clocks, photography and unique glass hangings. There are paintings done in watercolor, scratchboard, pastel, acrylic and oil media as well as prints and notecards by North End Gallery's artists. Stop in at North End Gallery to see this eclectic collection.


FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC 41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859
Author Karen Grubber will be signing copies of her book, Postcard History Series: St. Mary's County. As a St. Mary's County native, local history buff, and postcard collector, Karen L. Grubber shares her family's collection of over 180 vintage postcards, including never-before-published images of cherished landmarks and bygone days.





BLACK MARKET INTERIORS  -- 41665 Fenwick Street,
 240-309-4074
Stop by Black Market Interiors this Friday. All In-Stock lighting will be 25-40% Off, continuing throughout the month of January. Shop early for best selection! All remaining holiday ornaments & decor will also be available at 75% off through January 16th. Other items throughout store also sale priced.

CAFE des ARTISTES -- 41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500
Make your reservations now to enjoy a delicious meal and the sounds of Randy Richie on the piano. Café des Artistes is a Classic Upscale Bistro where you can escape the culinary mundane and take a journey to the French countryside! The promise of a true elegant country French meal - moderately priced, a well-selected wine list with offerings from France to Leonardtown, the original Chef/Owner and staff still in tact after 11 years - is what makes Café des Artistes one of a kind.


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

Join us for a selection of new hand-dyed yarns from Dream in Color.  Get started on Line Break, a lovely asymetrical wrap with a flattering curved shape.