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Raiders & Invaders First Friday

5 PM - 8 PM

No Admission Fee!

This weekend of fun begins with Raiders and Invaders First Friday. Take to the streets and invade the shops and galleries for themed activities. Kick back for the Tide of War Concert Project.

RAIDERS & INVADERS WEEKEND KICK-OFF

On the Square at 5:30 PM

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Color Guard, and dignitaries for the weekend’s kick-off.1812 TIDE OF WAR CONCERT PROJECT

On the Square at 6 PM

Musician Gary Rue teams-up with historian Don Shomette to create a blend of music and narrative that brings the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake to life.

WAR OF 1812 STREET THEATER

The Newtowne Players conjure up British soldiers and townsfolk alike in a recipe that mixes history with a splash (or two) of revisionist fun.

Town Activities Highlights

A sampling of activities...

OPENING RECEPTION

North End Gallery, Fenwick Street

North End Gallery presents War of 1812 Revisited…Through the Artist’s Eyes. The show features work by some or our finest regional artists including North End and CalvART gallery artists. 19th-century fare and libations, enter to win art. Pick up Sunday art tour map.

OPENING RECEPTION

Tudor Hall, Tudor Place

The St. Mary's County Historical Society hosts an opening reception for People and Events of the War of 1812, an exhibit that features a series of period-style portraits by artist Nicole Stewart and educational displays about the people and events of the War of 1812.

OPENING RECEPTION

Opal Fine Art Gallery, Park Avenue

View art and enjoy 1812-style libations “swichels and shrubs,” as the gallery celebrates Leonardtown’s role in American history. Enter drawing for a gift certificate.

EXHIBIT

Walters Art Gallery, Courthouse Drive

Salute to History gallery show and sale by the Color and Light Society.  Plein air artists and chalk-walk fun for children.

ART CONTEST WINNERS EXHIBIT

Big Larry’s Comics & Café, Washington Street

View the winning works and entries in this middle-school contest sponsored by Big Larry’s and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.

BOOK SIGNING

Fenwick Street Books and Music, Fenwick Street

Local author Linda Reno signs copies of her recent book, St Mary’s County Men Who Fought in the War of 1812.

RUM TASTING

Quality Street Kitchen & Catering, Fenwick Street

Learn a bit about the history of this favorite libation of pirates and sailors. Sample types of rum—light, golden, dark.

HARD CIDER TASTIN

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