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July 7 Read, sing and play while de­vel­op­ing early lit­er­acy skills, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., for ages 2 to 5, at the Kent Is­land branch li­brary. Preschool story time is fol­lowed by a craft and play­time. Free.

July 7 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 Li­brar y, 12:30 p.m. Call 410-643-8161 to reg­is­ter for a 10-minute slot.

July 7 Steak din­ner, 5 to 7 p.m., Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queen­stown. Call 410-827-8182.

July 7 Steak on the grill with sides, salad bar and dessert, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Is­land Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Call 410-643-2221.

July 7 Grill night at the Ro­man­coke Club­house, 229 Al­le­gany Road, Stevensville. Burg­ers, cheese steaks, chicken breast sand­wiches, fried shrimp and more.

July 8 Clean up at the Kent Nar­rows Fish­ing Pier area. Sign in at 8 a.m.; cleanup be­gins at 8:30 a.m. Gloves, buck­ets, trash bags, wa­ter pro­vided. Bring your own re­us­able wa­ter bot­tle. For more in­for­ma­tion, find the Kent Is­land Beach Cleanups page on Face­book.

July 8 Amer­i­can Red Cross blood drive in mem­ory of Her­bert Eger­ton, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Christ Church, 830 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville.

July 8 Sum­mer sto­ries on the lawn, 10:30 a.m., at Kent Is­land Li­brary, for fam­i­lies, geared for chil­dren ages 2 to 6, but all ages are wel­come. Free. Will move in­doors in case of rain.

July 8 Lego Dream House Chal­lenge, 2:30 p.m., at the Kent Is­land branch of the Queen Anne’s County Li­brary, for all ages. De­sign your dream house with the Lego bricks. Free. li­brary’s

July 10 Good Griefers Wid­ows/ Wi­d­ow­ers group meets for lunch at 1 p.m. at Kent­morr Restau­rant. Ques­tions or need a ride? Call Bente at 202-294-1110.

July 10 Join the Kent Is­land Li­brary for a pre­sen­ta­tion on Rep­tile Won­ders, 2:30 p.m. For all ages. See and touch a va­ri­ety of ex­otic rep­tiles while learn­ing what they eat, where they are found and what eats them. Free.

July 10 First of three ses­sions in­tended to in­tro­duce play­ers to the game, start­ing with pre-made char­ac­ters and work­ing through a plot with fel­low play­ers, 4:30 p.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, for ages 12 and up. Other ses­sions on July 17 and 24. At­ten­dance at all three is rec­om­mended but not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-643-8161. Free.

July 11 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.

July 11 Be­come a city plan­ner to de­sign and build a city in the STEM pro­gram led by Stephanie Wishart of Mat­a­peake Mid­dle School, 2:30 p.m., at Kent Is­land Li­brary, for ages 6 to 12. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Go to cal­en­dar.qa­cli­brary.org or call 410-6438161.

July 11 Dis­cover new books, au­thors and gen­res, share what you’ve been reading or just come to lis­ten and dis­cover new books, 7 p.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, for adults.

July 12 What’s the strong­est dome you can build? Build a gi­ant ge­o­desic dome out of news­pa­per at Kent Is­land Li­brary, 2:30 p.m., for ages 6 to 11. Free.

July 12 Ac­tiv­i­ties Sin­gles Klub meets at 6 p.m. at Denny’s, U.S. Route 50, Eas­ton. Cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able at meet­ing. Sin­gle, di­vorced, wid­owed and sep­a­rated in­di­vid­u­als in­vited. Call Janet at 410-745-2797.

July 13 Mix up do-it-your­self magic sand and use it to build a sand­cas­tle, 10 a.m., at Kent Is­land Li­brary. Ages 7 to 10. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 410-643-8161. Free.

July 13 Chris Fas­cione: Jug­gling Funny Sto­ries Around the World, 2:30 p.m., at Kent Is­land Li­brary. For all ages. Fas­cione brings col­or­ful char­ac­ters to life with act­ing, sto­ry­telling, com­edy and jug­gling. Free.

July 13 Kent Is­land Farm­ers Mar­ket, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Christ Church, 830 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Ready-made meals, eggs, milk, meat, seafood, bread, olives and olive oil, lo­cal honey, fruit, veg­eta­bles and more. Gluten free and ve­gan items avail­able.

July 13 Queen Anne’s County Arts Council presents the O’Bren­nan Broth­ers at 7 p.m. at Kent Is­land Yacht Club, Ch­ester, part of the Thurs­days in the Park con­cert se­ries. Bring your own lawn chair or blan­ket. Food and bev­er­ages avail­able for sale. Free; do­na­tions wel­come.

July 14 Read, sing and play while de­vel­op­ing early lit­er­acy skills, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., for ages 2 to 5, at the Kent Is­land branch li­brary. Preschool story time is fol­lowed by a craft and play­time. Free.

July 14 Soft crab din­ner, 5 to 7 p.m., Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queen­stown. Call 410-827-8182.

July 14 Shrimp scampi with sides, salad bar and dessert, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Is­land Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Call 410-643-2221.

July 15 Does your Lego town need some new res­i­dents? Bring in any Lego minifig­ure to the Kent Is­land Li­brary to ex­change with the li­brary or an­other col­lec­tor, all day. Open to all ages. Free.

July 15 Join fel­low adult en­thu­si­asts to free build with Lego bricks owned by the Kent Is­land Li­brary, 10 a.m. to noon.

July 15 Chicken bar­be­cue at the In­gle­side Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, start­ing at 11 a.m. Eat in or carry out. Menu in­cludes half a chicken, scal­loped pota­toes, string beans, rolls, but­ter and icd tea for $10. Half chicken only is $7. Bake sale and yard sale start at 8 a.m.

July 15 Adult crafters are in­vited to bring a project they are work­ing on and en­joy the af­ter­noon so­cial­iz­ing with other crafters, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary.

July 17 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.

July 17 Se­cond of three ses­sions in­tended to in­tro­duce play­ers to the game, start­ing with pre-made char­ac­ters and work­ing through a plot with fel­low play­ers, 4:30 p.m., at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, for ages 12 and up. An­other ses­sion on July 24. At­ten­dance at all is rec­om­mended but not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-643-8161. Free.

July 17 Cre­ative writ­ing work­shop for ninth- to 12th-graders, 6 p.m., Kent Is­land Li­brary.

July 18 Lego Chal­lenge, 2:30 p.m., at the Kent Is­land branch of the Queen Anne’s County Li­brar y, for ages 6 to 12. Work in teams to en­gi­neer and de­sign work­ing so­lu­tions with the li­brary’s Lego bricks. Led by Stephanie Wishart of Mat­a­peake Mid­dle School. Reg­is­ter on­line or by call­ing 410-643-8161.

July 18 Wine ex­perts from The Win­ery in Ch­ester will share their ex­per­tise at 7 p.m. at the Kent Is­land Li­brary. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 410-643-8161. All par­tic­i­pants must be at least 21 years old.

July 19 Chil­dren, ages 7-11, talk about “Juana and Lu­cas,” by Juana Mn­d­ina, 4:30 p.m., Kent Is­land Li­brary. Reg­is­ter to re­ceive a free pa­per­back copy of the book to keep. Games, snacks and a craft all re­lated to the book.

July 19 Spirit Night at Sweet Frog to ben­e­fit Ch­e­sa­peake Bay En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter. Tell cashier you sup­port CBEC and 10 or your pur­chase will be do­nated to CBEC sum­mer camp.

July 20 Kent Is­land Farm­ers Mar­ket, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Christ Church, 830 Ro­man­coke Road, Stevensville. Ready-made meals, eggs, milk, meat, seafood, bread, olives and olive oil, lo­cal honey, fruit, veg­eta­bles and more. Gluten free and ve­gan items avail­able.

July 20 Do you have a lot of Poké­mon cards and would you like to know how to play? Come to the Kent Is­land branch of the Queen Anne’s County Li­brary, 2:30 to 4 p.m. to learn and play with the Poké­mon Trad­ing Card Game Club. For all ages. Some math and reading skills are used to play the game. Younger chil­dren are wel­come to visit with an adult. Club is hosted by Jen­nie Wicker. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact her at jen­dragon@hot­mail.com. Free.

July 20-22 Green Room Gang Se­nior and Ju­nior present “Sues­si­cal Jr.” and “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Kids,” at 7 p.m. Thurs­day and Fri­day and 2 p.m. Satur­day and Sun­day at Church Hill Theatre. For tick­ets, call the box of­fice at 410-556-6003.

July 21 Story time for ages 2 to 8 with a re­spon­si­ble adult at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, fol­lowed by a hike on the trail. Younger chil­dren should be in stroller or car­rier. Event ends with play at lo­cal park. Free.

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