The following Independence Day activities are planned in Southern Maryland. Unless otherwise noted, events will be on Sunday.
RIVERFRONT CONCERT: "In the Mood for Fireworks," a free performance featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra Big Band and soprano Kishna Davis, will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Townhouse Green, Route 5 and East Fisher Road. 240-895-2024 or www.smcm.edu/rcs/schedule04.cfm.
CALVERT COUNTY'S 350th ANNIVERSARY: Musical performances, historical readings and children's activities will commemorate Calvert County's anniversary beginning at noon Saturday at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501 or www.jefpat.org.
JULY 3 FIREWORKS: Lawn party, live entertainment, refreshments and fireworks over Carthegena Creek will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday. Dennis Point Marina and Campground, 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden. 301-994-2288 or www.dennispointmarina.com.
FIREWORKS ON THE BEACH: Before fireworks at dusk Saturday, enjoy beach games, food and live music. Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant and Marina, Route 261 and Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2735, 877-763-6733 or www.rodnreelinc.com.
FIREWORKS AT SOLOMONS: View fireworks at dusk from the waterfront boardwalk or the Chesapeake Bay by boat. Solomons Island. 888-580-3856.
THOMAS STONE HISTORIC SITE: A memorial service honoring Declaration of Independence signer Thomas Stone and a performance by the Port Tobacco Players, 10 a.m. at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rosehill Rd., Port Tobacco. Free. 301-392-1776 or www.nps.gov/thst.
LA PLATA TOWN PICNIC: A celebration with food, music and museum demonstrations, 11 a.m. at the La Plata Train Station, 100 Kent Ave., La Plata. No alcohol permitted. Free. 301-934-8421.
ST. MARY'S FREEDOM FEST 2004: A festival with crafts, concessions and music, starts at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Route 5, Leonardtown. Fireworks display at dark. Free. 301-475-4632.
INDIAN HEAD FIREWORKS: A Fourth of July celebration featuring bingo, children's games, pony rides and food begins at 3:30 p.m. at Village Green Park and Pavilion, near Indian Head Highway and Lackey Drive, Indian Head. Fireworks display at 9 p.m. No pets or alcohol allowed in the park. Free. 301-743-5574.
CHARLES COUNTY CELEBRATION: A free celebration featuring food, live music, pony rides, moon bounces and face painting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Rd., La Plata. No alcohol. Fireworks at dusk. 301-932-1234.
-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON