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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lexington Park (Patuxent River Naval Air Station), MD

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Enjoy the Fun and History of Sotterley Plantation

The Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located near a throng of exciting events, activities and attractions, including the Sotterley Plantation 1708.  Make time to stop by Sotterley Plantation or one of the areas many other 2014 area events in Lexington Park, MD.  

JUNE

  • Gala in the Garden Program
    5:30 p.m. VIP Pre-Gala Reception on the Portico
    6:30 p.m. Gala in the Gardens of Sotterley Plantation
    Come enjoy Cajun culinary delights and toe-tapping Zydeco beat, and let the good times roll!
  • Live and Silent Auctions! Mystery Raffle!
    Fresh river breezes, cool libations, delectable morsels, palate pleasers, fabulous live, silent auction items, special guests and amazing music in the Colonial Revival Garden.
    $100 per person ($50 of each ticket is tax deductible)
    Attire: Louisiana low-country casual

JULY

  • Independence Day
    1-4 p.m.
    Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music at the beautiful Riverside Pavilion location! Take in  a breathtaking view of the Patuxent River and listen to the patriotic musical renditions of the Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Bring your picnic lunch or purchase food and drink from local vendors. Have fun with children’s activities, a Brown Bag Raffle and a Silent Auction. Admission is $10 per car.

AUGUST

  • Sotterley Barn Bash!
    5 p.m. gates open. Music begins at 6 p.m.
    Come for a fun family-friendly night of live music and dancing featuring “Country Memories.” The goal of this 10-year old Southern Maryland band with a mighty following is to bring back all of your country memories, featuring the traditional sound of the old country classics.
  • 26th Annual Lil Margaret's Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival
    August 7th, 8th and 9th at the Goddard Farm in Leonardtown, Maryland.
    27 hours of live music on the stage, banjo and mandolin workshops and plenty of pickin’ in the parking lot all weekend long. Come out to Goddard Farm in Leonardtown for down-home music, home-cooked food and fun for the entire family! Bring your favorite lawn chairs.

SEPTEMBER

  • Artsfest '14: "The Fine Arts Festival" in Southern Maryland
    September 20th-21st
    Join us for the 21st Anniversary of Artsfest! The only festival of its kind in the region! More than 170 artist booths, 25 performers on three stages, and activities for kids in the Discovery Tent, Studio School and the Zany Zone. Great food, wine and beer will be available. Street performers, including stilt walkers, mimes, living statues, balloon artists, bubble artists, and strolling artists will also be seen throughout the festival! It's a fabulous weekend of great shopping and artful activities at the beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland.
    Event to be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. rain or shine. Admission will be $6 per adult. Annmarie members and kids ages 11 and under are admitted FREE! Please, no pets at Artsfest!

OCTOBER

  • Riverside WineFest at Sotterley (Tickets available August 2014)
    October 4th-5th, noon-6 p.m.
    Thanks to all for a fabulous 2013 Riverside WineFest! Riverside WineFest celebrates the Best of Maryland in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark with music, wineries, artisan vendors and food and concession vendors. There are special discounts for Sotterley members, and sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, please call the office at +1 (301) 373-2280.
  • Hawktoberfest
    Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend was a huge success last year! There were over 1000 visitors on campus for a full schedule of events and activities, including river cruises, tours of HSMC, mini-classes, Arboretum activities, art shows, musical performances and lots of sporting events for students, parents and alumni to enjoy. We hope you will come this year for Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend on October 3rd-5th.The college has made special arrangements with some local hotels to provide a great discounted room rate for Hawktoberfest attendees.

Other events at Sotterley Plantation include:

Living in the Big House
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Tour lasts 30 minutes)
Visit Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House in this family-friendly, interactive tour. Learn about the people and families who lived and worked in this house as well as their daily activities. Check in at the Visitor’s Center.
House is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Limited to 20 persons per tour.

Discovering Sotterley Farm
10 a.m.-3 p.m. (30-45 minutes)
Become Charles Knott, Sotterley’s farm manager from 1910-1960. Learn about the early 20th century farm, Sotterley’s outbuildings and its history through this interactive audio grounds tour.

Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy
10 a.m.-3 p.m. (15 minutes)
Every half hour in the Visitor Center, see this film about Sotterley’s 300 year history beginning.

Monday

  • Guided Trail Walk - 11 a.m.: Meet your guide for a nature walk about Sotterley’s plant and animal life. The walk begins behind the Slave Cabin and lasts 45 minutes. This is a come-and-go family activity with Colonial Games on the Portico, 1-3 p.m. Play games and have fun as children did centuries ago on the river side of the 1703 Plantation House.

Tuesday

  • Family Archaeology: 11-1 p.m.: Families join together to learn about the science of archeology. Set up a grid, then find and analyze artifacts. This is a come-and-go family activity. Follow the trail signs behind the barn.
  • Learning at the Schoolhouse: 1-3 p.m.: Come and join the class in this 19th century schoolroom in the North Gatehouse and learn like children did at Sotterley long ago. This is a come-and-go family activity.

Wednesday

  • Working for the Big House: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Learn how workers, both enslaved and free, did food preparation, laundry and other domestic chores at the Spinning Cottage. This is a family oriented come-and-go activity.
  • Life at the Slave Cabin: 1-3 p.m.: Visit the Slave Cabin to learn about the people who lived here in the 19th century. This is a family oriented come-and-go activity.

Thursday

  • Colonial Games on the Portico: From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., you can play games and have fun on the river side of the 1703 Plantation House as children did centuries ago. A come-and-go family activity.
  • Learning at the Schoolhouse: 1-3 p.m.: Come and join the class in this 19th century schoolroom and learn like children did at Sotterley long ago. This is a come-and-go family activity.

Friday

  • Family Archaeology: 11-1 p.m.: Families join together to learn about the science of archeology. Set up a grid, then find and analyze artifacts. This is a come-and-go family activity. Follow the trail signs behind the barn.
  • Life at the Slave Cabin: 1-3 p.m.: Visit the Slave Cabin to learn about the people who lived here in the 19th century. This is a family come-and-go activity.
  • Guided Trail Walk: At 2 p.m., meet your guide for a nature walk about Sotterley’s plant and animal life. This tour begins behind the Slave Cabin and lasts 45 minutes. This is a family activity.