First Friday Favorites

Monday, November 10, 2014

November First Friday - A Grateful Harvest - Share the Bounty

Join The Leonardtown Business Association on November 7th from 5PM to 8PM for

We will be collecting non-perishable food for local food banks, and you have the opportunity to win a wonderful basket full of gifts from Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) members.  

The LBA is truly grateful for you, our art-loving community

Please join us in supporting the arts in Leonardtown and in helping those less fortunate.  

Highlights around town for
A Grateful Harvest 

NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
First Friday reception to celebrate its new exhibit, "Art in Music"  

"Dancing Feet" - Nadine Chicoine 
Art and music often go hand in hand and the artists of the North End Gallery have endeavored to show that unique combination in their November Show.  Titled "Art in Music " they will create works that have been inspired by  a special piece of music.
The show will run from November 4th until November  23rd. The First Friday reception will be on November 7th from 5 until 8 PM at the Gallery.

GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOOD COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
Come by on Friday, November 7, from 5 pm until 8 pm to learn about TheraNeem products, a new product line for The Good Earth.  Cynthia is our guest and she will be here to introduce you to Neem.  Neem has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic applications which have been validated in more than 100 university and research center studies around the world.  To know more about this featured product line, go to for detailed information.  A healthy immune system requires daily preventative action so stop by to learn about possible ways to help yourself at our November First Friday!

ST. MARY'S MACARONI KID -- In the Leonardtown Arts Center
Stop by The Gallery in The Leonardtown Arts Center and create something fun for the holidays!

FUZZY FARMERS MARKET --22696 Washington Street, 301-475-FUZZ
Suzette Shaw, our artist of the month, has a special talent in decorative painting. Whether it’s her wineglasses, clay flower pots, clothing, or even furniture, Suzette’s lovely and whimsical designs are sure to make you smile.

From finely crafted to fun and funky, Fuzzy Farmers Market offers locally, handmade gifts and products. You’ll find luxurious scarves and shawls, chain-mail jewelry, goat’s milk soap, textiles, pottery, quilts, and baby items.  See how we upcycle discarded objects into fabulous bags, jewelry, garden art, and more. Visit us to find out what our cooperative of local women artists and farmers are dreaming up and creating next!

THE LEONARDTOWN ARTS CENTER -- 22660Washington Street, upstairs
The Arts Center is open on First Friday for visitors from Noon to 8PM.  Stop by in December for The Holiday Wrap with studio Julia Duncan.  All proceeds to benefit Hospice of St. Mary's.   Bring in a gift to be wrapped, prices range from $3 to $7 and includes your choice of paper, ribbon and gift tag.  Kids can create their own holiday gift cards.  Enjoy The Variety Show hanging in The Gallery while you wait!

FENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859 5:00- 7:00 PMMeet author D. R. Dobbins will be signing copies of Andros- The Infamous Exploits of John Gideon. "When a night of smuggling goes awry, there is only one man that can clean up the mess, John Gideon. Under the guise of a fishing trip, John and his clients, Mack Stevens and Tim Elliot, speed from Nassau’s bustling harbor. Their destination is a remote area to recover 40 bales of marijuana tossed from a small airplane a week prior. The site lies on the southeastern end of the largest Island in the Bahamian Archipelago, Andros. What seems a low risk venture becomes a struggle for survival."

OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356
Join us for an opening reception from 5-8 pm during First Friday, A Grateful Harvest—Share the Bounty on November 7, 2014.  Help us and support our local food banks by donating a non-perishable food item.  For each donation you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket filled with items from participating businesses. Donations accepted at the gallery October 31st-November 21st.

Look for us just off The Square. Follow us on Facebook.  New Gallery hours  Wed - Sat from 11AM to 5PM.

CRAZY FOR EWE -- 22715 Washington St., 301-475-2744

Noro Cowl
Join us for a fun new project featuring Noro yarn. This cute cowl is knit in chunky Obi and works up quickly.  A perfect gift for someone to whom you are grateful and want to share the bounty of your knitting.  

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THE HAIR COMPANY -- 22740 Washington Street, 301-475-5225 

St. Mary's Historical Society -- On the Square
Stop by their Book Sale to purchase duplicate copies of books from their Research Center collection and back issues of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. books for sale. 

The CRAFT GUILD SHOP26005 Point Lookout Road, 301-997-1644
The Shop always showcases a variety of unique, handmade items of all kinds, as well a Maryland souvenirs and year-round Christmas displays -- made by dedicated local artisans.  The CGS is a co-op of diverse and dedicated local artisans and hand-crafters.  Visit them online at  

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
Fine art, art for your home, recycled and repurposed furnishings and accessories ... always something new!  Great gift ideas.

DRAGONFLY DESIGNS -  41629 Courthouse Drive,  240-434-5495

LOLA BELLE CO -- 26288 Route 5, North  301-997-1797

TRUE VALUE HARDWARE--  25470 Point Lookout Road, 301-475-5800  McKay's Shopping Center on Rt 5

S-KAPE SALON AND SPA -- 41675 Fenwick Street, 301-475-5113

WINE AND DESIGN  -- 41610 Fenwick Street, 240-925-7464


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

Enjoy the sounds of Randy Richie on Piano 
First Friday menu specials
Butternut Squash Soup
Bison Tenderloin 

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.

BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860 Dining inside with Big Larry's full menu including subs, burgers, 100% fruit smoothies, and Hershey's Premium Gold Ice Cream and more!  

YE OLDE TOWNE CAFE-  22865 Washington Street, 301-475-5151 
Enjoy Home Cooking with a freshly made dessert at a reasonable price.  Family friendly every day!  Visit them on Facebook.

off Route 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road , 301-690-2192

The Winery is open from Noon to 9PM on First Fridays for wine tastings of award winning wines. $5 tasting fee includes up to 6 wines and souvenir glass. 

For more information and instant updates, see our website or like us on Facebook

QUALITY STREET KITCHENS- 41625 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0700
Join us for a Wine Tasting - 4 great wines from all over including some great holiday wines, $5 fee. Special:  In honor of Share the Bounty on First Friday, please bring a non-perishable food item. We will be collecting this for the local food bank and for anyone making a donation, we will discount any wine purchase by $1 per bottle. Please support this very worthy cause!

KEVIN'S CORNER KAFE- 41565 Park Avenue, 301-997-1260

First Friday seafood specials, salad bar, and homemade desserts.  Stuffed ham, steamed oysters, stuffed rockfish are regular features.  Kids Menu.   Party platters available.

THE FRONT PORCH 22770 Washington Street, 301-997-1009

First Friday features seasonal delicious Front Porch dinner specials.  Cozy up with friends in the Back Room for your favorite bottle of wine, stop by for a delicious meal or homemade dessert. 

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Set within the Sterling House, we offer creative American Cuisine in a casual dining and cozy atmosphere.  The menu includes a broad selection of starters, soups, sandwiches, salads, and entrees.  We offer daily specials, feature seasonal ingredients, local produce, and boast an ever changing dessert menu.  The "back room" at The Front Porch showcases over 40 varieties of wine, while our bar presents Specialty Drinks, Boutique Beer, along with traditional cocktails.

BTB COFFEE BAR and SPEAKEASY --  41658 Fenwick Street, 301-475-2400
Always something fun in store at BTB Coffee Bar and Speakeasy.  Call in the "password" and enjoy a cocktail and delicious appetizers Behind the Bookcase. 

THE REX -- 22695 Washington Street, 301-475-1512
Stop in this treasured Town landmark, newly renovated and open for business!  Enjoy your favorite pink libation at the bar, or try a delicious appetizer or light bite.  

OGA'S ASIAN CUISINE -- 22745 Washington Street, 301-475-0188
Always open and serving up delicious First Friday meals!  Oga's offers a premium sake and sushi menu, lunch buffet, upscale seated dinner featuring popular and traditional Chinese and Japanese menu items, and carry-out.  CLICK HERE for valuable coupons!  

OLDE TOWN PUBWashington Street
Good times on First Fridays.  Relax after work, meet with friends, or come watch the big game on our giant 60-inch plasma TV.   Enjoy 14 beers on tap, your favorite mixed drinks using only premium spirits, and popular wines.  We have tasty appetizers and great meals for the entire family. Our traditional décor offers a welcoming atmosphere whether you’re celebrating a big event or winding down after a day at work. We look forward to serving you at the most popular nightspot in Southern Maryland. 



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