Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.