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Calendar of Events

Written by Barbara Geehan, River Gazette Editor

The following events and lectures at St. Mary’s College of Maryland are open to the public and, unless marked, free. Please check for up-to-date changes.



Historic St. Mary's CityNovember 26 & 27
After the Harvest (HSMC)
Hearth & Home in Early Maryland. After the harvest comes a time for celebration and preparation for the winter months ahead. Historic St. Mary’s City
10 am - 5 pm $

Wednesday, December 1
Community Concert (HSMC)
Kick off your holiday season at the Community Concert and Open House with harmonies by St. Maries Musica and inspiring decorations by the Mistress Brent Garden Club at the State House. Historic St. Mary’s City Doors open at 6 pm; concert begins at 7 pm


Thursday, December 2
Brian Ganz Piano Recital
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall 8 pm

Nick TambakerasThursday, December 2
VOICES Reading Series
Nick Tambakeras has written for diverse publications, from Pittsburg Magazine to the Hellenic Voice, a weekly independent newspaper covering Greek-American news and interests. He is the recipient of the Frederick J. Dockstader award for outstanding fiction. Tambakeras also operated the University Writing Center of Northern Arizona University, and was editor-in-chief of the university’s literary magazine. Daugherty-Palmer Commons
8:15 pm


Friday, December 3
Big Band Jazz Concert
Don Stapleson, Conductor Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall 8 pm

December 3-5 & December 10-12

Madrigal Dinners (HSMC)
Join us for the 40th annual season of Madrigal dinners. A holiday tradition! Fine food, crackling fires, beautiful music, and lively entertainment in the beautifully decorated State House. Historic St. Mary’s City $ For reservations: or 240-895-4990

Saturday, December 4
Student Workshop on Citizen
Activism and Advocacy
A one-day workshop to learn more about advocacy and organizing including effective communication, values-based leadership, and strategic planning. Debating for Democracy: D4D on the Road, Center for Progressive Leadership. Daugherty-Palmer Commons 10 am-4 pm

Sunday, December 5
“Messiah” Concert
Fifth annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” Larry Vote, Conductor Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park 4 pm

December 6-14
St. Mary’s Project Art Exhibition
Work by senior art majors. Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall M-F 11 am-5 pm

Monday, December 6
Neuroscience Seminar Series
Catherine Carr (Dept. of Biology at the Univ. of Md. College Park) lectures on “Binaural Hearing: Lessons from Evolution” as part of the Neuroscience Seminar Series. Goodpaster Hall, Room 195 4:45 pm

December 8-11, and 12
The Bald Soprano, an anti-play, a comedy by Eugène Ionesco and directed by Mark A. Rhoda. Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall 8 pm on December 8-11 2 pm on December 12 $ Reservations: 240-895-4243 or by e-mail at

Tuesday, December 14
Brian Ganz Studio Recital
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall 5 pm

December 23-January 3
Winter Break
College Closed

Monday, January 17
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prayer Breakfast
J. Frank Raley Great Room in the Campus Center Breakfast starts at 7 am $



Facing Fences – Southern Maryland

January 17 - March 4 

Fences divide us, but they can also bring us together. A Smithsonian Institution exhibition, “Between Fences,” is traveling around the country using art to examine the boundaries of fences. It is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Instituion and the Maryland State Humanities Council.

The exhibition opens locally in the Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College this winter. And it is the catalyst for a regional exploration of rights of way. In conjunction with the Smithsonian show, there will be complementary community-wide initiatives on the theme of fences. Entitled “Facing Fences – Southern Maryland,” community groups will exhibit their own displays in the Boyden Gallery and offer programs across the region depicting their interpretation of fences. They include:

• ARC of Southern Maryland
• Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland: Spring Ridge Middle School
• Calvert County African-American History and Culture Committee
• Calvert Interfaith Council
• Calvert Marine Museum, PEM Talks (Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History) on Calvert Cliffs Conundrum
• Community Mediation Center, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties
• Counseling Center, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
• Cub Scout Pack 787
• Daughters of Abraham
• Historic St. Mary’s City
• Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
• Patuxent Partnership
• Patuxent River Naval Air Station
• Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission
• Southern Maryland Oyster Cultivation Society
• St. Mary’s College of Maryland
• St. Mary’s County Dept. of Economic and Community Development
• St. Mary's County Dept. of Land Use and Growth Management
• St. Mary’s County Library
• St. Michael’s School
• Taylor Gregg, former National Geographic Asia editor and cross-cultural studies specialist for Japan America Society and The Asia Society
• The Center for the Study of Democracy
• The SlackWater Center
• Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions
• Walden Sierra

For more information, see:





Maryland Humanities council