Calendar of events
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Sotterley Speaker Series will present “The Cooking Gene” by Michael Twitty on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood. From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. RSVP by calling 301-373-2280. The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residen
cy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland continues on Wednesday, Oct. 11, with the workshop, “Jazz and Democracy and Why.” The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held 4:45 to 6 p.m. in campus center lounge. For more, visit www.SpiritJazzDemocracy. com.
Energy assistance applications will be accepted by the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services located at 23110 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Applicants may submit completed applications with the required documents or complete an application on site that day. For more, call 301-475-5574, ext. 200. The Bereaved Parents of the USA, St. Mary’s
chapter, will meet on second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Town Creek Professional Center, located at 22776 Three Notch Road Suite, #202, in Lexington Park. BPUSA is a self help group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child, brother, sister or grandchild at any age and from any cause. For more, call 240-895-0129 or email kimler50@gmail. com. The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad
Auxiliary meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the rescue squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. Anyone wishing to become a member of the auxiliary is encouraged to attend. For more, call 240-298-7956. American Legion Post 255 in Ridge SAL
meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Lookout Road in Ridge.
Look Good, Feel Better will be offered on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Care and Infusion Services at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital partners with the National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society to offer this free program for cancer patients that is designed to help female patients improve their appearance and self-image by learning beauty techniques to overcome side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Call 240434-7247 to register.
meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. For more information, visit http://7218.toastmastersclubs.org. The Toastmasters, a communication forum for people to improve communication and leadership skills, is held on second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. For more, email Loretta Graham at email@example.com. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department fund
raiser will be held at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream shop in Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. A percentage of sales will be donated to the fire department’s auxiliary. For more, call Deidra Bigham at 847-212-8528.
Bingo will be played on Wednesdays at Little Flower School in Great Mills. Doors open at 6 p.m. and early birds start at 6:45 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more, email LFSbingo@gmail.com.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Callaway.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Transgender concerns speaker Sean Lare
will talk on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown campus, Building A auditorium. Lare, a mental health clinician and consultant specializing in
LGBTQIA-affirmative therapy, will give a talk, “Talking about the ‘T’ in LGBTQIA: Understanding transgender concerns,” and will explain differences between biological/natal sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, and why these distinctions matter. Free. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. support meetings for those who love someone struggling with addiction, are held by Walden on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Beacon of Hope of Walden in Millison Plaza and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Cove of Walden in California. For more, contact Laura Webb at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Church in California.
Friday, Oct. 13
Oct. 13 at at www.navyalumni. org or by contacting Rick Snyder at 301-475-0124, 240-2982279 or Richard.L.Snyder@ saic.com.
will be held at the Hollywood firehouse carnival lot on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $11 for pepperoni pizza or $10 for cheese. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.
will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville. Cost is $10. For more call 301-274-3522.
meets 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonardtown.
Saturday, Oct. 14
sponsored by the Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, located at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico. The dance will feature live music and new callers, along with veteran caller Greg Frock. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 or $6 for members. There will also be an ice cream social. For more information, visit www.smtmd.org.
Dinners include fried oysters, ham, oyster po’boy and more, and prices range from $8 to $20. There will be a parish market selling church cookbooks and crafts. For more, call 301884-3451, email office@cckqp. net or visit www.cckqp.net.
will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lexington Park library for middle and high school students to explore fun and sometimes very hard math problems. For more, visit https://sites.google.com/a/ smcm.edu/mathcircle.
will meet at St. John’s Church in Hollywood from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 14, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. The club promotes inclusion for children and adults with developmental differences in the community and is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Community Resources. For more, call 301-997-8143 or visit www.somdcr.org.
meets the second Saturday of each month at Health Connections at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Call 301-475- 6019 for more information.
will be on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon inside the parish hall in Sunderland. For more, call 443964-4344.
will be held at First Friendship Church in Ridge on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. The church is located on Point Lookout Road across from the Ridge firehouse. Sponsored by United Methodist Women for the benefit of local outreach programs.
is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood. For more, call 301-373-2280.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Saturdays at First Friendship United Methodist Church in Ridge at 9 a.m. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047 or Boyd Loflin at 301-872-0064.
will be held Saturday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. with the St. John’s Cath-
olic Church Men’s Group to discuss Sunday’s readings. Doors open at the church in Hollywood with light breakfast and coffee at 6:30 a.m. Contact Dan Seep at 757-291-0262.
is at Petco in California on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with adoptable cats and kittens. Visit www.feralcatrescue.com for pictures and bios. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email info@ feralcatrescuemd.org.
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, contact Laura at 301-9971300, ext. 804, or at beacon@ waldensierra.org or visit www. emotionsanonymous.org.
meets on Saturdays at noon at Beacon of Hope, located at 21681 Great Mills Lane in Lexington Park, and at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul’s campus, in Leonardtown.
meets at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Leonardtown.
Sunday, Oct. 15
will perform a free concert on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church on Langley Road in Lexington Park.
will hold an organizational meeting on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Vac and Sew store, located at 21710 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for those interested in making quilts for veterans. For more information, contact Peg Gowen at 321-795-5380 or email@example.com.
will be served on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville. Cost is $7. For more call 301-274-3522.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-718-8282.