Thursday, September 27, 2012

Inaugural Event to Preview New Waldorf West Library, Will Feature Pumpkin Painting, Live Entertainment and Delicious Food

Join the Westlake Business Association as we celebrate fall with our first-ever St. Charles Fall Festival for the Arts! This family-friendly daylong celebration of autumn will give county residents their first look at the new Waldorf West library and will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the waterside O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park at the intersection of St. Patrick' Drive and Smallwood Drive in St. Charles. Details of the event can also be found at

In addition to St. Charles’ regular Saturday farmer's market and local artists' market, there will be a childrens' pumpkin painting contest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (while supplies last). Chick Fil A, Boston's the Gourmet Pizza, Jay's Italian Ice, and Scandelicious Cupcakes will offer food and refreshments for sale, and there will be live entertainment on the boardwalk beginning at 10 a.m. There will be fun for kids of all ages, as characters like Pinch from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and the Chick Fil A Cows join in the festivities.

Beginning at 1 p.m. attendees can get a sneak peak at the new state-of-the-art Waldorf West Library, scheduled to open later this fall in St. Charles. The library will host an art gallery, as well as readings from numerous authors from around the region.
The day will also include a business expo, featuring St. Charles Apartments, Lennar Homes, My Doctor Urgent Care, St. Charles Family Dental, and many more local businesses. 

In addition to the Westlake Business Association, sponsors include the  Charles County Public Library, KO Productions, Chick-fil-A, the Waldorf/St. Charles Farmers Market, Southern Maryland Arts & Culture, and the O'Donnell Lake Association. For a complete list of events visit

A complete list of activities is listed below. For food, fall, and fun, visit the St. Charles Fall Festival for the Arts Saturday, October 13!

9-4 p.m.
Artist Market featuring 25 local artists
Farmer's market featuring 10 local farms
Business Expo--Lennar, Ryan, Apartments of St. Charles, MyDoctor Urgent Care, St. Charles Family Dental, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Food vendors:
Chick Fil A, Bostons The Gourmet Pizza, Jays Italian Ice, Scandelicious Cupcakes

Live Entertainment
10 a.m. Studio Cooperative
11a.m. John the Fifer
12 noon Lynn Hollyfield
1:30 to 3 p.m. Higher Hands

Details of Waldorf West Library Sneak Peak: Get your first look at the new Waldorf West Library, where Charles County Public Libraries will be hosting their 7th annual local author reception on Saturday, October 13th from 1-3 p.m. We will have our meeting room open that day from 1-4 p.m. We will also have local art on display that afternoon. The sponsors for the local author reception are the Citizens for Charles County Public Library, Inc. and the Life Journeys Writers Club. The library’s popular tote bags and t-shirts will be available for purchase that afternoon. Listen to local authors read from their works---Patricia Harrington, Kevin Grote, Yvonne Medley, Angela Dion, Martha Lane, Towhanna Boston, John Wearmouth, Carolyn Mattlocks, Dominique Wilson, Cheryl Holloway, Patrick Kelly, Malcolm J.  Young and more.