Growing Up in Calvert
The "Calvert History Comes to Life" speaker series, part of the county's 350th anniversary commemorations, continues Saturday at the Calvert Country Market with storytelling and a discussion with local farmers John A. and John C. Prouty. Father and son were born and raised in the county, leaving only for college and in the senior Prouty's case, to serve in the Navy during World War II. Their Huntingtown farm, situated along the shores of the Patuxent River, was until recent years a successful tobacco farm. Since the state tobacco buyout program, the Proutys have grown corn, soybeans, wheat, rye, barley, vegetables and flowers. After sharing stories of growing up in Calvert County and discussing changes to their farm, the Proutys' Calvert-grown produce and flowers will be on sale at the market. 10 a.m. Saturday, Calvert Country Market, Prince Frederick Shopping Center, Route 4 north, Prince Frederick. 301-855-1862 or 410-535-0291.
Beach Party on the Square
This annual family event brings the fun of the beach to downtown Leonardtown on Saturday with live entertainment, games, contests and food. Music performances scheduled include the Infinity Band and DJ Brown. The Greenbelt Sity Stars perform their award-winning double Dutch routines and invite people to display their talents with a jump-rope. Other activities people can participate in will include volleyball, hula dancing, Jazzercize, sandboxes, limbo sticks, hula hoops and firetruck hose-downs. The event also includes carnival-type games, face painting, clowns, juggling, magic shows, crafts, prizes, inflatables to climb, classic cars and food. Sponsored by the Leonardtown Business Association, mayor and town council. 4-9 p.m. Saturday, downtown Leonardtown. Rain date: Sunday. 301-475-9791.