What’s Going On: Feb. 22 – March 1: Dock Party, Square Dancing, Spaghetti Dinner and More

Here are a few of the events happening this weekend in South County. Check our Calendar of Events for a more complete listing. If you’ve got something you want added to our Calendar or “What’s Going On,” please email Mitchelle@southriversource.com or Cynthia@southriversource.com. We’re happy to add it in as quickly as our fingers can type it.

Saturday, Feb. 22

  • 10 a.m.  Homestead Gardens is holding a Grand Opening for its new Farm and Pet Department. From dogs and cats to farm-pet-grand-openinghorses and other farm friends, Homestead Gardens now caries nutrition, treats and supplies for all pets. Attend seminars, check out the displays and visit with a variety of vendors.
  • 11:45 a.m. The public is invited to the Southern High School Soup or Sweet Culinary event to support the Culinary Arts program at the Harwood School. Tasting tickets are $5 for 10 tastes. Teachers and students will be entering their favorite recipes and local restaurants will be providing additional goodies to eat.  The tasting starts at noon. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.  For registration and additional information contact Fran Freeberg at sfreeberg@aacps.org.
  • 1 p.mJug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: We can learn a lot from the clues animals leave behind. Learn to identify common animal tracks and scat. Then bundle up and join a naturalist on the trail to test your nature detective skills. Make a plaster track to take home.  All ages. Fee: $3 per person or $10 per family. Registration is required. Call 40-741-9330.
  • 2 p.m. Happy Harbor Dock Party in Deale: “Let’s Heat This Place Up.” Dress warm, stand under the heaters and enjoy warm drinks and good friends.  Call 410- 867-0949 for additional information.

Sunday, Feb. 23

  • 10 a.m. Family and Friends Day at Sollers United Methodist Church, Celebration of Black History Month with host pastor  Rev. Richard D Lindsay along with guest speaker Sister Annette Turner Spruill of the First Baptist of Annapolis. Sollers is located at 1219 Wrighton Road, Lothian. 410 741-1772.
  • 2 p.m. Winter Lecture at Galesville Heritage Museum. Jeff Smith will give a “Brief History of the Smith Brothers in Galesville.”  He is the owner and president of Jeff Smith Pile Driving Inc.  Jeff is the son of one of the seven original Smith Brothers, who began their business in 1918. They drove piles, and built peers, wharfs and eventually bridges.  Jeff is now renting barges, as well as building them and tugboats.  He will launch his fourth tugboat this summer.  Working from a design he modified, the tugboats are made entirely of steel. 988 Main St. in Galesville. 988 Main St. in Galesville.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

  • 6:30 p.m.  Central Middle School 5th Grade Open House: Rising 6th graders and their parents are invited to come into Central Middle for an Open House and information night. Opening welcome will take place in the student activity center. Parents will be addressed by the administration and students will receive a tour of the building.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • 11 a.m. Dr. Al Luckenbach, Archeologist, will speak at the Captain Avery Museum. A luncheon of soup, specialty breads, dessert & beverage will be served.
  • 3 p.m.  Head to Killarney House for a St. Patrick History Dinner with speaker Arthur Drea. Price of $25 includes presentation, question and answer session and three course Irish dinner. The Killarney House Restaurant is located at 584 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Call 410-798-8700 for your reservation.
  • 5:30 p.m. Green Drinks at the Bistro South River. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Legal Alliance and hosted by the Brick Companies, the event will showcase Annapolis Green’s upcoming affiliation with Keep America Beautiful, a national organization that builds and sustains vibrant communities and facilitates competitive grants to promote volunteerism, beautification, litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction and other community “Greening” activities.3452 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.
  • 6 p.m. County Executive Laura Neuman will hold a series of town hall meetings to explain the County’s budget process, priorities and to hear from residents on the issues that most matter to them. The public hearings will be held Wednesday, February 26, from 6-7 p.m. at the Deale South County Branch Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, MD. For more information on the town hall meetings, contact Constituent Services at 410-222-1785 or CCServices@aacounty.org.

Thursday, Feb. 27

  • 7 p.m. Firemans Foundation: Guinness Firemen’s Foundation Fundraiser at the Killarney House at 589 Central Avenue, Davidsonville.

Saturday, March 1

  • 1 p.m. Stop by Skipper’s Pier in Deale for the Polar Bear Dock Bar Party. Live DJ with Skip the dancing Polar Bear. Free Giveaways from Skippers Pier and Coors Light, Cornhole tournaments and more.  Sweatshirts will be available to purchase. Skipper’s Pier is located at 6158 Drum Point Rd, Deale. Call 410- 867-7110 for additional information.
  • 3 p.m.  Rudy Bear and Spaghetti Sauce Chef Frank Gouin of Deale will host the 27th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Lothian Ruritan Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church,122 Bayard Road.  The dinner includes a complete salad bar, your choice of vegetarian, ground beef, Italian sausage and ground turkey sauces,  home baked garlic bread, and for desert home baked ginger bread with warm lemon sauce.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 yrs. of age.  Children 1 through 5 eat free.   For additional information contact F. R. Gouin  301-789-3295.
  • 5:30 p.m. Join in the fun at the Galesville Square Dance held at the Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Road. There is a potluck dinner from  5:45-7 p.m. followed by family-friendly dancing at 7 p.m. and more  challenging dancing from 8:30 – 10 p.m.


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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to cynthia@southriversource.com or call me at 301-906-4767.

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