UP­COM­ING EVENTS

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Feb. 17 Story time for ages 2 to 5 with an adult, 10:30 a.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary. Read, sing and play while de­vel­op­ing lit­er­acy skills. Spe­cial sto­ries about love and friend­ship to cel­e­brate Valen­tine’s Day. Free.

Feb. 17 Fried chicken din­ner, 5 to 7 p.m., Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queen­stown. Call 410-827-8182.

Feb. 17 Bar­be­cue ribs, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bay Coun­try Moose Lodge, 6154 Main St., Queen­stown. Price is $12.

Feb. 17 Fried chicken with sides, salad bar and dessert, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Is­land Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Call 410-643-2221.

Feb. 17 Ham­burg­ers, cheeses­teak, chicken breast sand­wich and more, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Ro­man­coke Club­house, 229 Al­le­gany Road, Stevensville.

Feb. 18 Pit ham, pit beef and oys­ter lun­cheon, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., VFW Post 7464. Meal costs $9 per se­lec­tion and in­cludes sides. Board­walk fries avail­able, $3. Call 410827-8194.

Feb. 18 African Amer­i­can Her­itage Fam­ily Fes­ti­val, 4 p.m., Ken­nard Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter, 410 Lit­tle Kid­well Ave., Cen­tre­ville. Hon­or­ing lo­cal le­gends. Ex­hibits, music, dance and more. Tick­ets: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12; un­der 6 ad­mit­ted free. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Ken­nard Alumni Schol­ar­ship Fund. Re­fresh­ments for sale.

Feb. 18 Join Chester River Cho­rale for a fundraiser with a roar­ing ‘20s theme at 7 p.m. “Sammy Sent Me” is the pass­word to get into the Speakeasy at 323 High St., Ch­ester­town — also known as Bad Al­fred’s Dis­till­ing. Tick­ets: $75. Or­der by Feb. 3 at Chester River Cho­rale, P.O. Box 461, Ch­ester­town, MD 21620.

Feb. 19 All-you-can-eat break­fast buf­fet, 8 to 11 a.m., Kent Is­land Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Adults, $8; chil­dren 12 and un­der, $4. Call 410-6432221.

Feb. 19 Girl Scouts of Ser­vice Unit 88 in­vite fam­ily and friends to World Think­ing Day, 2 to 4 p.m., at Kent Is­land Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 278, Stevensville. This year’s theme is “Grow.” Cost: $6 per per­son and a non-per­ish­able food item for pass­port, patch and a bev­er­age. Patches only: $2 each. Food do­na­tions go to Safe Har­bor Church and Cal­vary As­bury UMC. Reg­is­tra­tion due by Feb. 8.

Feb. 19 Longaberger bas­ket bingo at the Sudlersville Vol­un­teer Fire Co., 203 N. Church St., Sudlersville, to ben­e­fit Queen Anne’s County High School Band Boost­ers. Doors open at noon; games be­gin at 1 p.m. Tick­ets: $20 in ad­vance, $25 at the door; price in­cludes 20 bingo games and one door prize ticket. Re­fresh­ments avail­able. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, call Lil­lian Kirby, 410-708-1230, or email Leigh Dean at deanlk@live.com.

Feb. 21 Story time for chil­dren birth to 24 months with an adult care­giver, 10:30 a.m., Kent Is­land Li­brary. Story, rhymes, songs and play­time. Free.

Feb. 21 Gam­ing and pro­gram­ming lap­top free play, 2:45 to 4 p.m., at Kent Is­land Li­brary, 200 Li­brary Cir­cle, Stevensville. Free. Call 410643-8161.

Feb. 21 Chil­dren from kinder­garten to fifth grade can read to a dog from Pets on Wheels to de­velop read­ing skills and con­fi­dence at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, 4 p.m. Call 410-643-8161 to reg­is­ter for a 10-minute slot.

Feb. 21 Bingo at the Bay Coun­try Moose Lodge in Queen­stown. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7. Con­tact Crys­tal Sipes at 410-7396038.

Feb. 22 Ch­e­sa­peake Bay En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Judy Wink will lead a dis­cus­sion on a fas­ci­nat­ing yet over­looked bird — the turkey — in the Crit­ters and Cock­tails speaker se­ries, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., at CBEC’s ed­u­ca­tion build­ing. Cost: $8 for mem­bers, $10 for non­mem­bers. Ap­pe­tiz­ers at 6:30 p.m.; pre­sen­ta­tion be­gins at 7. Reg­is­ter on­line: bayrestora­tion.org/eventspage.

Feb. 22 Queen Anne’s County Quilt Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Im­manuel United Methodist Church, so­cial hall, cor­ner of School House Lane and Main Street, Gra­sonville. Call 410-913-7110.

Feb. 23 Gam­ing and pro­gram­ming lap­top free play, 2:45 to 4 p.m., at Kent Is­land Li­brary, 200 Li­brary Cir­cle, Stevensville. Free. Call 410643-8161.

Feb. 23 Kent Is­land Farm­ers Mar­ket, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Christ Church, 830 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Meat, dairy, eggs, fish, bread, olives and olive oil, lo­cal honey, fruit, veg­eta­bles and more.

Feb. 23 Chil­dren from kinder­garten to fifth grade can read to a dog from Pets on Wheels to de­velop read­ing skills and con­fi­dence at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, 4 p.m. Call 410-643-8161 to reg­is­ter for a 10-minute slot.

Feb. 24 Story time for ages 2 to 5 with an adult, 10:30 a.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary. Read, sing and play while de­vel­op­ing lit­er­acy skills. Free.

Feb. 24 Beef stroganoff over noo­dles din­ner, 5 to 7 p.m., Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queen­stown. Call 410-827-8182.

Feb. 24 Water­man’s Story Swap, an evening of cul­tural her­itage and his­tor y, fea­tur­ing a panel of lo­cal wa­ter­men shar­ing sto­ries from the past and present, 6 p.m. at Gra­sonville VFW Post 7464. Also fea­tured, pho­tog­ra­pher and au­thor Jay Flem­ing, dis­plays of vin­tage photos and found ob­jects. Free ad­mis­sion. Cash bar. Hosted by VFW Post 7464 and the Queen Anne’s County Water­man’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

Feb. 24 Cat­fish and fried shrimp at the Bay Coun­try Moose Lodge, 6154 Main St., Queen­stown, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Price is $12.

Feb. 24 Shep­herd’s pie, salad bar and dessert, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Is­land Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Call 410643-2221.

Feb. 24 African Amer­i­can Her­itage Month din­ner cel­e­bra­tion, 6 to 8 p.m., at Sudlersville Mid­dle School, pre­sented by the SMS PTA, Judy Cen­ter Part­ner­ship, SES PTA and Sudlersville com­mu­nity mem­bers. Wel­come and in­tro­duc­tions at 6 p.m. Din­ner and per­for­mances be­gin at 6:05 p.m. Per­for­mances by SMS Jazz Band, Burke Fam­ily Singers, One Love Step and Dance Team, Cho­sen Gen­er­a­tion, and Sankofa African Dancers and Drum­mers. Ad­mis­sion: $7 for adults, $5 for chil­dren 6 to 12. Chil­dren 5 and un­der ad­mit­ted free.

Feb. 24 Im­mi­gra­tion in­for­ma­tion night, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Catholic Church, 522 Main St., Marydel, fea­tur­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Im­mi­gra­tion Rights Clinic, the Mex­i­can Con­sulate and var­i­ous le­gal ad­vo­cates. Spon­sored by The Judy Cen­ters in Queen Anne’s and Caroline coun­ties and the Ch­e­sa­peake Mul­ti­cul­tural Re­source Cen­ter.

Feb. 25 Learn about gar­den­ing and the new com­mu­nity gar­den in Chester, Galilee Gar­den at Har­bor View, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kent Is­land branch li­brary. Sign up for a plot or ask a Mas­ter Gar­dener your gar­den­ing ques­tions. Free seeds at Seed Swap. Spon­sored by Mas­ter Gar­den­ers and Galilee Gar­den at Har­bor View.

Feb. 25 Pit ham, pit beef and oys­ter lun­cheon, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., VFW Post 7464. Meal costs $9 per se­lec­tion and in­cludes sides. Board­walk fries avail­able, $3. Call 410-827-8194.

Feb. 25 Chil­dren in kinder­garten through grade six are in­vited to join artist Jen Fisher to cre­ate a coil pot, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 410-643-8161. Free. Satur­day Art se­ries funded in part by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Coun­cil and the Friends of the Li­brary.

Feb. 25 Paint Nite at Prospect Bay Countr y Club, Gra­sonville, to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity land­scape plan. Check in at 6:30 p.m. Paint­ing be­gins at 7. Tick­ets, $45 each, in­cludes in­struc­tion, can­vas, paint, brushes and apron. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.paint­nite.com/events/_1102575. Re­fresh­ments avail­able for pur­chase.

Feb. 26 All-you-can-eat break­fast, 8 to 11 a.m., at Ruths­burg Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Menu: scram­bled eggs, home fries, sausage gravy, bis­cuits, ba­con, sausage, scrap­ple, ham, pan­cakes, French toast, waf­fles, warm ap­ple slices, grits, fresh fruit, pas­tries, juice and cof­fee. Adults, $10; chil­dren un­der 10 and se­niors 80 and over, $5,

Feb. 26 Fab­u­lous ‘50s Flash­back, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Bay Coun­try Moose Lodge, Queen­stown. Prizes for Best Elvis Looka-like and “Old School” At­tire. Silent auc­tion, raf­fles and money wheel. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Ch­e­sa­peake Cats and Dogs. Food and cash bar.

Feb. 27 Ac­tiv­ity night for sixth- to 12th graders, 5 to 6 p.m., Kent Is­land Branch Li­brary. Pizza pro­vided. Free.

Feb. 27 Ethics Com­mis­sion will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the County Com­mis­sion­ers meet­ing room at the Lib­erty Build­ing, Cen­tre­ville. The front door will be locked; en­ter through the back door.

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