Sept. 15 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.
Sept. 15 All-you-can-eat meatloaf dinner to benefit Crumpton VFD Auxiliary, 4 to 7 p.m., 300 Third Street, Crumpton. Menu: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, stewed tomatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls, beverages and dessert. Price is $12, adults; $5, ages six to 12; free for ages 5 and younger.
Sept. 15 Fried chicken dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., American Legion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queenstown. Call 410-8278182.
Sept. 15 Barbecued ribs with sides, salad bar and dessert, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Island Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Call 410-643-2221.
Sept. 15 Pit beef with two sides and dessert, $12, at Romancoke Clubhouse, 229 Allegany Road, Stevensville, 6 to 8 p.m. Bar and grill also available.
Sept. 16 International Coastal Cleanup at sites around the county. 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.
Sept. 16 Chesapeake Storytelling Festival, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Chesapeake College. Performances at the Todd Performing Arts Center, the Cadby Theatre, the Higher Education Center and a Children’s Tent, next to the library. Tickets for adults are $45 in advance, $50 at the door; students with ID $30 in advance, $35 at the door; and children 5 to 15, $8 in advance, $10 a the door. Children must be accompanied by adult. Local panels on farmers, watermen and folklore.
Sept. 16 Saturday story time for ages 3-7, 10:30 a.m., at Kent Island Library. Includes read aloud stories and craft. Free.
Sept. 16 Wet and Wild Auction to benefit Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 6 to 9 p.m., at CBEC’s education building, Grasonville. Tickets: $100 per person, includes cocktails, buffet dinner catered by Bridges restaurant, and island music by Orlando Phillips. Live and silent auctions. For information or for tickets, go to bayrestoration.org/auction.
Sept. 16 Crab feast dinner, 5 to 8:30 p.m., at Our Mother of Sorrows, Corbaley Hall, 301 Homewood Ave., Centreville. Tickets are $45 per person in advance, $55 at the door, includes all-you-caneat crabs, barbecue sandwiches, corn on the cob, side salads and beer. Call 410-827-8357.
Sept. 17 St. Christopher’s Chesapeake Championship Catch and Release fishing tournament to benefit the St. Christopher’s Church Youth Ministry. Registration is $100 per angler. Registration is free for anglers under 16. Trophies and prizes will be awarded, with a fish fry dinner beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Church in Chester. To register, go to https://membership. faithdirect.net/events/details/1002.
Sept. 17 Chesapeake Cats and Dogs End of Summer basket and bag bingo at the Kent Island American Legion, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Doors open at noon. Bingo begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Refreshments for sale.
Sept. 17 Corsica River Day, noon to 4 p.m., Corsica River Yacht Club, 589 Conquest Road, Centreville. Family activities include free kayaking and canoeing, fishing derby, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin art, live bluegrass band and food vendors.
Sept. 18 Doc’s Riverside Grille, 511 Chesterfield Ave., Centreville, will donate 10 percent of all sales 4 p.m. to closing to the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library. Raffle and 50/50 also planned. Reservations encouraged, 410-7581707.
Sept. 18 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.
Sept. 19 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.
Sept. 19 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 to 5 p.m. Call 410-643-8161 to register for a 10-minute slot.
Sept 19 Join the conversation with Marti McGinty, 6:45 p.m., at the Kent Island Library; discover how essential oils work, how essential oils support a healthy lifestyle and what to look for in essential oil brands. Create a body scrub with essential oils. Supported by the Mary Dunn Memorial Fund. Registration required. Call 410-643-8161.
Sept. 19 A community presentation on the opiate drug epidemic, 7 p.m., Queen Anne’s County High School. See the documentary, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” followed by a panel discussion with parents who have lost children to drugs. Sponsored by Sheriff Gary Hofmann, Health Officer Dr. Joseph Ciotola Jr. and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Andrea Kane. Free admission. Parents of students encouraged to attend.
Sept. 20 Children, grades 2-6, talk about “I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii,” by Lauren Tarshis, 4:30 p.m., Kent Island Library. Register to receive a free paperback copy of the book to keep. Other ages welcome to participate at 5 p.m. in games, snacks and a craft all related to the book. Register online or call 410643-8161.
Sept. 20 Crab feast fundraiser for the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. Tickets are $75 for adults, $20 for children 6 to 12, and include crabs from Harris Crab House, beer, wine, sodas and water. Barbecue buffet also available from It’s the Pitts. Music by Justin Ryan. There will be a “Pick of the Litter” auction and a 50/50 raffle. For tickets or information, call 410-739-4716 or register at unitedwayqac.org.
Sept. 20 Partners for Success presents a workshop, “Understanding and Managing Youth Stress and Trauma,” with psychologist Eric Rossen, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Island Library. Families will learn how toxic stress and trauma affect youth, simple ways to support and improve their child’s behavior and advocate for them in school. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-758-3693.
Sept. 20 Information session for people interested in learning more about the Village concept and efforts being made to bring it to Queen Anne’s County, 6:30 p.m., at the Department of Community Services. 104 Powell St., Centreville. Free.
Sept. 21 Floral design and horticulture competition, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, hosted by the Kent Island Garden Club. Free admission.
Sept. 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 to 5 p.m. Call 410-643-8161 to register for a 10-minute slot.
Sept. 21 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.
Sept. 21 Children, ages 5 to 10, are invited to celebrate International Day of Peace with a yoga lesson teaches breathing and a few poses to be kind to one’s body, 5 p.m., Kent Island branch of Queen Anne’s County Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. Discuss the importance of taking care of ourselves. Make compliment cards to hand out to spread peace and kindness. Presented by Marti McGinty of Dragonfly Paddle and Fitness. Register at calendar.qaclibrar y.org or call 410-643-8161. Free.
Sept. 21 A community presentation on the opiate drug epidemic, 7 p.m., Kent Island High School. See the documentary, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” followed by a panel discussion with parents who have lost children to drugs. Sponsored by Sheriff Gary Hofmann, Health Officer Dr. Joseph Ciotola Jr. and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Andrea Kane. Free admission. Parents of students encouraged to attend.
Sept. 22 Breakfast for dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., American Legion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queenstown. Call 410-827-8182.
Sept. 22 Tuna steak or fried shrimp with sides, salad bar and dessert, 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Island Elks Lodge 2576, 2525 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Call 410-643-2221.
Sept. 22-24 Stop by the Kent Island Branch Library to enter to win a Ninjago Lego set the weekend of the Lego Ninjago movie release and collect a free Lego mini figure (while supplies last), for ages 5 and up.
Sept. 23 Pancake breakfast, 8 to 19:30 a.m., and flea market, 8 a.m. to noon, at Centreville United Methodist Church. Rain or shine. Spaces are free, To reserve a space, call 410-758-2144. Sponsored by the Outreach Committee.