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Thurs­day, April 7

will host a Sin­gle Again meet­ing 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days at Prince of Peace Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1657 Crofton Park­way, Crofton. Sin­gle Again is a pro­fes­sion­ally-led, non-de­nom­i­na­tional sup­port group for adults ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the loss of a spouse through sep­a­ra­tion or di­vorce. For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-721-0992 or go to www.chang­ing­fo­cus.org.

April 7-9 at Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, 14515 Church St., Up­per Marl­boro. Food sort­ing will be 7 p.m. April 7. Food bag­ging will be 8 a.m. April 8. Food dis­tri­bu­tion will be 7-9 a.m. April 9. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6272636.

Fri­day, April 8

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free bariatric surgery and weight loss lec­ture 9-10 a.m. April 8 at the hos­pi­tal’s Pro­fes­sional Of­fice Build­ing, Suite 210, 8116 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter, call 301-324-4968.

Satur­day, April 9

Patux­ent Lodge 218 A.F. & A.M. will hold an open house noon-4 p.m. April 9 at Cen­ten­nial Lodge 174, 6110 Croom Sta­tion Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Open to pub­lic. Free food, sides and bev­er­ages. Moon bounces and cos­tumed mas­cots. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mar­lon, 202-702-5634, email, patux­ent­lodge218@gmail.com, or go to www.patux­ent­lodge218.org.

Mon­day, April 11

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free grief sup­port group 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. sec­ond Mon­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s Main Build­ing, Crit­i­cal Care Con­fer­ence Room, Sec­ond Floor, Lan­ham. Call 301-808-5671.

Wed­nes­day, April 13

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free stroke sup­port group 1-3 p.m. sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s Pro­fes­sional Of­fice Build­ing, First Floor Con­fer­ence Room, 8116 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. Call 301-324-4968.

Thurs­day, April 14

will host a Sin­gle Again meet­ing 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days at Prince of Peace Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1657 Crofton Park­way, Crofton. Sin­gle Again is a pro­fes­sion­ally-led, non-de­nom­i­na­tional sup­port group for adults ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the loss of a spouse through sep­a­ra­tion or di­vorce. For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-721-0992 or go to www.chang­ing­fo­cus.org.

Satur­day, April 16

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Early Spring Wild­flow­ers 10 a.m.-noon April 16 at the North Tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Join a guided car­a­van tour to stop at mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions along the Wildlife Loop to search for early spring ephemer­als. Field guide rec­om­mended. Free; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Ages 5 and older. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/ Patux­ent.

will hold Herp Search 7-8 p.m. April 16 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Learn about dif­fer­ent am­phib­ians at Merkle and in your back­yard. See live am­phib­ians up close. Wear clothes you don’t mind get­ting dirty and shoes that might end up wet and/or muddy. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. To reg­is­ter, go to http://tinyurl.com/o6qgtpr or call 301-888-1377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/ pub­li­clands/Pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, April 17

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Tiny Tots: Na­ture and Music 10:30-11:15 a.m. April 17-18 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Come learn about the wildlife at the refuge through songs and rhyming. Parental par­tic­i­pa­tion re­quired. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Ages 16-42 months. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/Patux­ent.

will hold Creek Crit­ters 2-3 p.m. April 17 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Meet up close the crit­ters liv­ing in creeks and get your hands a lit­tle dirty too. Wear cloth­ing you don’t mind get­ting wet and shoes you don’t mind get­ting dirty. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. To reg­is­ter, go to http://tinyurl.com/o6qgtpr or call 301-888-1377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/ pub­li­clands/Pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Mon­day, April 18

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free di­a­betes sup- port group 6-7:30 p.m. third Mon­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fifth Floor, DSE Room, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or re­quest a free di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tional brochure, call 301-324-4968.

Tues­day, April 19

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free breast can­cer sup­port group 7-9 p.m. third Tues­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fourth Floor, Room 415, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or re­quest a free breast care ed­u­ca­tional brochure, call 301-324-4968. will hold free breast can­cer-male care­giver sup­port group 7-9 p.m. third Tues­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fifth Floor, DSE Room, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. Call 301-324-4968.

Wed­nes­day, April 20

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walks 8-10 a.m. April 20 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Search for spring mi­grants in var­i­ous refuge habi­tats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars are rec­om­mended. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Ages 14 and older. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/ Patux­ent. will host Re­duce, Re­use and Re­cy­cle 1-2:30 p.m. April 20 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Cel­e­brate Earth Day by learn­ing why it is so im­por­tant to re­duce waste, re­use, and re­cy­cle what you can. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Ages 5-7. To reg­is­ter, call 301497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www. fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent. will hold free lym­phedema and chronic swelling ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port ses­sion 5-7 p.m. April 20 at Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-3244968.

Thurs­day, April 21

will host a Sin­gle Again meet­ing 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days at Prince of Peace Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1657 Crofton Park­way, Crofton. Sin­gle Again is a pro­fes­sion­ally-led, non-de­nom­i­na­tional sup­port group for adults ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the loss of a spouse through sep­a­ra­tion or di­vorce. For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-721-0992 or go to www.chang­ing­fo­cus.org.

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