Friday, October 2, 2009

Tonight is the October Leonardtown First Friday!

Don't forget that tonight, October 2, is the October Leonardtown First Friday!  Join Historic Leonardtown's art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, book stores and more as the town hosts a free evening of art, entertainment, and specials.  Many shops and restaurants offer live music or poetry readings.  The art galleries have special preview receptions for their featured artists, and msot of the restaurants offer samples of their delicious menu items or a discount off their menu.  The First Friday fun starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

For information about all of the special and fun activities going on during this First Friday, be sure to visit  Here, you will always find current information about the upcoming promotions being offered by Leonardtown businesses for First Fridays!

Fuzzy Farmer's Market

One First Friday event that you definitely don't want to miss is the Fuzzy Farmer's Market at the Southern Maryland Artisans Center from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight (as part of the Leonardtown First Friday fun) and tomorrow, October 3 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Visit this farmer's market of locally made products from sheep, goats, and alpaca including fleeces, wool, hand-spun yarns, hand-made shawls, scarves, and bags, goat's milk soaps, funky fiber art, and home textiles such as rag rugs and patchwork quilts.  Additional activities include a Knit In and collection baskets for hats, scarves, and gloves; raffles; and a Food Drive to benefit local shelters and the food bank.  The Chesapeake Spinners and Weavers Guild members will give demonstrations.  The event is sponsored by the Crafts Guild of St. Mary's County and the Chesapeake Spinners and Weavers Guild.  The Southern Maryland Artisans Center is located in the Maryland Antique Center Annex at 26005 Point Lookout Road.  For more information about the Fuzzy Farmer's Market, contact the Southern Maryland Artisans Center at 301-997-1644 or visit
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