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The Enterprise - - Community - Patux­ent River Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Days

Wednesday, Oct. 4

The Leonard­town Lions Club will meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Olde Bre­ton Inn in Leonard­town. Mem­bers and guests meet at 6:30 p.m. and the meet­ing and din­ner starts at 7 p.m. For more, call Ge­orge Kirby at 240-577-0029.

A free can­cer sup­port group is of­fered by the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety and MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal for can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies on the first and third Wednesday of ev­ery month. Meet­ings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the hos­pi­tal class­room. Call 301-4756070 to reg­is­ter.

Loaves Of Love Food Min­istry and Pantry at Real Life Wes­leyan Church at 27399 Old Village Road in Me­chan­icsville of­fers bread, bagels and sweet treats to those in need on Wed­nes­days from 5 to 6:30 p.m., when the pantry is also open, ex­cept on the sec­ond Wednesday of each month when fresh pro­duce is dis­trib­uted. Fresh pro­duce dis­tri­bu­tion is also on sec­ond Thurs­days from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. In ad­di­tion, the pantry is open Sun­days 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-249-6098 or visit www.Re­al­Life.us.

A be­gin­ner Ir­ish set dance class is held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wed­nes­days in Mor­ganza. Call 240-256-0157 or email cd­pclark@md.metro­cast.net.

The Great Mills chap­ter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, meets 5:30 p.m. Wed­nes­days. For lo­ca­tion or more in­for­ma­tion, call Carol Coombs at 301862-1339.

Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­days at Cornerstone Pres­by­te­rian Church in Call­away.

A women’s step study Al­co­holics Anony­mous group meets ev­ery Wednesday at noon at the Church of the As­cen­sion on Great Mills Road.

Thurs­day, Oct. 5

The play “Young Franken­stein” by Mel Brooks will be pre­sented by The New­towne Play­ers through Oct. 15 at the Three Notch Theatre in Lex­ing­ton Park. Per­for­mances are Thurs­days through Satur­days at 8 p.m., with Sun­day mati­nees at 3:30 p.m. This is an adult com­edy with crude hu­mor in­tended for ma­ture au­di­ences. Tick­ets are $18 for adults, $15 for mil­i­tary/se­nior/ stu­dent at­ten­dees, or $13 for Thurs­day shows. Tick­ets may be pur­chased at www.new­towne­play­ers.org or re­served by call­ing 301-737-5447.

The St. Mary’s County Re­cre­ation and Parks board will meet on the first Thurs­day of each month, at 5:30 p.m., in the Ch­e­sa­peake Build­ing in Leonard­town, un­less oth­er­wise noted. For more, call 301475-4200, ext. *1811.

The St. Mary’s In­ter­faith Coun­cil meets on the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month in the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary for con­struc­tive di­a­logue and the pro­mo­tion of well-be­ing among res­i­dents of all faiths and spir­i­tual prac­tices. For more, email Michael Martines at paxbishop@gmail. com.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 255 in Ridge in­vites all ac­tive-duty per­son­nel and vet­er­ans to join the monthly meet­ing on the first Thurs­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Look­out Road in Ridge. The aux­il­iary meets at the same date and time. The SAL meets on the sec­ond Wednesday of each month.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 221 in­vites all ac­tive-duty per­son­nel and vet­er­ans to join the monthly meet­ing on the first Thurs­day of each month at the post home at 21690 Colton Point Road in Av­enue. The meet­ing starts at 8 p.m. Visit www.al­post221.webs.com, email al­post221@net­scape.net or call 301-8844071 for more.

A Leonard­town Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad Aux­il­iary fundraiser will be held at Ur­ban Bar-B-Que on Oct. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Leonard­town Ro­tary Club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thurs­day morn­ings in the din­ing room at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal. Visit www.leonard­town­ro­tary. org.

Bingo will be played Thurs­days at the Knights of St. Jerome’s hall in Dameron. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., early bird games be­gin at 7 p.m. There will be

food for sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-872-4566.

The South­ern Mary­land Sound Tri-County Bar­ber­shop Cho­rus re­hearses Thurs­days from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Leonard­town cam­pus of the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-9049591.

The Wilde­wood Chap­ter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, meets Thurs­days at the Wilde­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, No. 1. Weigh-in starts at 9 a.m., fol­lowed by a meet­ing at 9:50 a.m. Call Linda at 301-475-8305.

Al-anon meets 7 p.m. Thurs­days at St. Andrew’s Church in Cal­i­for­nia.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets at 7 p.m. Thurs­days at the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church in Me­chan­icsville.

Friday, Oct. 6

First Fri­days fes­tiv­i­ties in down­town Leonard­town will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., fol­lowed by a drum and per­cus­sion cir­cle. There will be live mu­sic and other ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a “dec­o­rated bra con­test” to raise money for can­cer sup­port ser­vices at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal dur­ing the spe­cial an­nual Pink Friday event. For more, visit www. first­fri­daysleonard­town.com.

A pitch card party to ben­e­fit Me­chan­icsville Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the squad build­ing on Flora Corner Road. Snacks and bev­er­ages avail­able. Ad­mis­sion price is $7; must be 16 or older to play. Call 301-884-4108 for more in­for­ma­tion.

A fam­ily movie night spon­sored by South­ern Mary­land Com­mu­nity Re­sources will be held on the first Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Colum­bus Hall on Fen­wick Street in Leonard­town. Free, and re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-997-8143, email info@ somdcr.org or visit somdcr.org.

Bingo is held each Friday at the Fa­ther Andrew White School gym­na­sium in Leonard­town. Spon­sored by the Knights of Colum­bus #1470, doors open at 5:30 and games start at 6:55 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-434-5531.

Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets Fri­days at 7:07 p.m. at Trin­ity Lutheran Church in Lex­ing­ton Park and at 9:30 p.m. at the Beacon of Hope, lo­cated at 21681 Great Mills Road in Lex­ing­ton Park.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonard­town.

Satur­day, Oct. 7

The Bless­ing of the Fleet will be held at St. Clement’s Is­land Mu­seum on Satur­day, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sun­day, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live mu­sic, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, boat rides, a fire­works dis­play Satur­day night and more. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for one day, $15 for both days, or free for chil­dren 12 and younger. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.blessin­gofthe­fleet­somd.net and click on the sched­ule tab.

The River­side Wine­fest at Sot­ter­ley will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 7, and Sun­day, Oct. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $25. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.sot­ter­ley.org.

The Patux­ent Choral Fes­ti­val, with com­poser Joel Raney, will be held at Patux­ent Pres­by­te­rian Church in Cal­i­for­nia on Satur­day, Oct. 7. In ad­di­tion to an all-day work­shop, there will be a free evening con­cert for the pub­lic at 7 p.m. fea­tur­ing choral se­lec­tions sung by the massed choir, and sev­eral piano com­po­si­tions by Raney. For more in­for­ma­tion, check the Patux­ent Choral Fes­ti­val page on Face­book.

The St. Mary’s County Re­gional Air­port will hold an open house on Satur­day, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be air­craft on dis­play, drone demon­stra­tions, fly-bys and more. Lo­cated at 44200 Air­port Road in Cal­i­for­nia. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-718-8001.

The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Benny C. Mor­gan Recital Se­ries fea­tur­ing Bruce Swaim Jazz Quar­tet will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Leonard­town cam­pus, Build­ing A, room 206. Free. For more, email bx­offc@csmd. edu, call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/ the-arts/mu­sic/benny-c-mor­gan-se­ries/in­dex.

will be held at the Calvert Marine Mu­seum in Solomons on Satur­day, Oct. 7, and Sun­day, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cel­e­brate the river with ac­tiv­i­ties for the en­tire fam­ily, in­clud­ing arts and crafts fair, live mu­sic on two stages, boat rides, toy boat build­ing, food and free ad­mis­sion. Pa­rade is on Sun­day at 2 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.calvert­marine­mu­seum.com.

Point Look­out Light­house in Scot­land will be open the first Satur­day of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for self-guided tours. Mem­bers of the Point Look­out Light­house Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety will be on hand to an­swer ques­tions. For more, visit www.pllps.org.

First Satur­day Sem­i­nars at the Vil­lages at Wilde­wood Club­house will be held on Oct. 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “Pro­tect­ing your as­sets from Med­i­caid,” and will fea­ture a lo­cal at­tor­ney who will talk about strate­gies al­lowed un­der cur­rent guide­lines. Lo­cated at 23154 Wet­stone Lane in Cal­i­for­nia. To re­serve a seat to this free sem­i­nar, call 301-737-0001.

The “Free­dom in Christ, Re­treat for All” will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Bryan­town, lo­cated at 13715 Notre Dame Place in Bryan­town. The re­treat, pre­sented by the Un­bound Min­istry Team of St. Mary’s Bryan­town, will blend talks and pre­sen­ta­tions on prac­ti­cal ways to in­crease free­dom in Christ, op­por­tu­ni­ties for heal­ing prayer, praise and wor­ship. The cost is $15 and in­cludes lunch. Ad­vance regis­tra­tion is re­quired and pay­ment is re­quested at www. eventbrite.com/e/free­dom-inchrist-re­treat-day-un­bound-tick­ets-37322521667. For more, call 301-870-2220, ext. 13 or email fr­con­ley@com­cast.net.

Drive-through chicken bar­be­cue din­ners will be sold on Satur­day, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Me­chan­icsville. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Mt. Zion United Methodist Men min­istries. Din­ners are $15 and pack­aged to go, and vis­i­tors can dine in the hall or at the pic­nic ta­bles. The Girl Scouts will of­fer baked goods for sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-884-4132 or visit www.mtzion­mech.org.

A yard sale to ben­e­fit the 7th Dis­trict Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sun­day, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the squad an­nex build­ing on Colton Point Road in Av­enue. For more, call 301769-3214.

The Home Grown Farm Mar­ket at 21078 Three Notch Road, near the in­ter­sec­tion of Her­manville Road south of Lex­ing­ton Park, is open on Satur­days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wed­nes­days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit home­grown­far­m­mar­ket. webs.com.

The North St. Mary’s County Farm­ers Mar­ket, lo­cated at 37600 New Mar­ket Road in Char­lotte Hall, is open at 8 a.m. Mon­days through Satur­days through October.

Bingo is hosted by Mother Cather­ine Spald­ing Academy in He­len ev­ery Satur­day at the school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early-bird bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. and reg­u­lar bingo at 7 p.m. For more, call 301884-3165.

An­i­mal Adop­tion Days are held by the An­i­mal Re­lief Fund from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­days at the Well Pet Clinic in Mil­li­son Plaza in Lex­ing­ton Park. Call 301-866-0303.

Emo­tions Anony­mous 12-step meet­ings are held Satur­days at 5 p.m. at Beacon of Hope Re­cov­ery and Well­ness Cen­ter of Walden at 21800 N. Shangri-La Drive in Mil­li­son Plaza. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Laura at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or at beacon@walden­sierra.org or visit www.emo­tion­sanony­mous.org.

Sun­day, Oct. 8

The sixth an­nual oys­ter scald at Camp Maria Re­treat Cen­ter in Leonard­town will be held on Sun­day, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. They will have fried oys­ter bas­kets, fried chicken bas­kets, scalded oys­ters, stuffed ham sand­wiches, a bake sale, live mu­sic, ven­dors and crafters. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-475-8330, email direc­tor@ camp­maria.org or visit www. camp­maria.org.

The eighth an­nual trac­tor pa­rade spon­sored by South­ern Mary­land An­tique Power As­so­ci­a­tion will be held on Sun­day, Oct. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in down­town Leonard­town to ben­e­fit Christ­mas in April, St.

Mary’s County. Trac­tors can meet at Leonard­town Ele­men­tary School be­fore the pa­rade to reg­is­ter for a $10 fee. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Lee Dyson at 301-994-0926.

Hol­ly­wood Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment open house will be on Sun­day, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be tours of the fire­house, ap­pa­ra­tus dis­plays, equip­ment demos, food and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.hvfd7.com or cal 301373-2900.

The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Ward Virts Con­cert Se­ries will fea­ture pian­ist Brian on Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Prince Fred­er­ick cam­pus, Build­ing B. Free. For more, call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/ the-arts/mu­sic/ward-virts-se­ries/in­dex.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served on Sun­day, Oct. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Sec­ond Dis­trict fire­house in Val­ley Lee to ben­e­fit the Sec­ond Dis­trict Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment and Res­cue Squad. Cost for adults is $9, chil­dren ages 6 to 12 is $5, and chil­dren 5 and younger are free. For more, call 301-994-9999.

The Knights of St. John In­ter­na­tional Com­man­dery 386, af­fil­i­ated with Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Catholic Church in Me­chan­icsville, meets the first Sun­day of each month at noon. This is a fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion of Catholic men who must be rec­om­mended by their pas­tor. Knights of Colum­bus are also wel­come to join.

The Con­ver­sa­tion Starters, a coali­tion host­ing a weekly di­a­logue on race in the com­mu­nity, will meet on Sun­days at 3 p.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. For more, email ttopi­cof­con­ver­sa­tion@gmail.com or call 240-718-8282.

Bingo is hosted by St. John Fran­cis Regis Catholic Church in Hol­ly­wood on Sun­days to ben­e­fit St. John’s School in the Mon­signor Har­ris Cen­ter. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. Din­ner and other re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Call 301-373-2281.

Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets on Sun­days at 2 p.m. at the All Faith Epis­co­pal Church, lo­cated at 38885 New Mar­ket Turner Road in Me­chan­icsville, and at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, lo­cated at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in Cal­i­for­nia.

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