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Fri­day, Oct. 13

A fo­rum to ex­plore and dis­cuss the roles of ed­u­ca­tion and in­nova

tion will be held on Fri­day, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at 44219 Air­port Road in Cal­i­for­nia, in Build­ing 2. A cen­ter­piece of the meet­ing will be the un­veil­ing of the de­sign of the new third build­ing, the USM South­ern Mary­land Re­search and Aca­demic Build­ing, to be com­pleted fall of 2020. Regis­tra­tion is $30. For more, visit www.smhec.org/smhec-com­mu­nity-fo­rum-agenda. html. 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 301-7375447. Part two of the lec­ture se­ries “Provo­ca­tions” will be pre­sented on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata cam­pus, Learn­ing Re­source Cen­ter, room 102. Sheri Dean Parmelee, ad­junct in­struc­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, will give a talk, “‘House, M.D.,’ and In­di­rect Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: Provo­ca­tion to Thought,”

where, ref­er­enc­ing the tele­vi­sion pro­gram, Parmelee will dis­cuss how in­di­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vices such as sar­casm, metaphor and de­cep­tion shape our world views and pro­voke us to thought. Free, but tick­ets are re­quired by call­ing 301-9347828 or by email­ing bx­offc@ csmd.edu.

The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, Greater South­ern Mary­land Chap­ter, Founders Day break

fast will be held on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 18, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the River’s Edge con­fer­ence cen­ter at Patux­ent River Naval Air Sta­tion. The event is open to mem­bers of the NAVAIR com­mu­nity (mil­i­tary/gov­ern­ment/con­trac­tor and their guests). Cost is $15. Reser­va­tions must be made by Oct. 13 at at www.navyalumni.org or by con­tact­ing Rick Sny­der at 301-475-0124, 240-298-2279 or Richard.L.Sny­der@saic.com.

A drive-through pizza night 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. An oven-fried pork chop din­ner

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.

Help­ing Hands food pantry is open on Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28291 Old Vil­lage Road in Me­chan­icsville, lo­cated in the old church hall next door to Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church. For more, call 301-247-2785.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery, a free Chris­tian-based 12-step pro­gram for adults 18 and up strug­gling with any hurt, hangup or habit, meets Fri­days at Our Fa­ther’s House As­sem­bly of God

Church in Cal­i­for­nia. A large group les­son will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and gen­der-spe­cific small groups from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. are fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments. For more, email cel­e­bratere­cov­ery@our­fa­ther­shouseag.org.

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.

Al-Anon meets Fri­days from 11 a.m. to noon at Bea­con of Hope in Mil­li­son Plaza in Lex­ing­ton Park.

Satur­day, Oct. 14

A con­tra dance 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.

Mar­garet Brent High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion din­ner-dance will be held on Satur­day, OCt. 14, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Me­chan­icsville Moose Lodge. Tick­ets are $35. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, call Clarence Bowles at 301-769-2630 or 240-5874180, or Delores Cu­sic at 301-884-4812 or 240-5384297. A Chris­tian con­fer­ence on the me­dia will be held at Grace and Peace Pres­by­te­rian Church in Cal­i­for­nia on Oct. 14 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The pre­sen­ter, the Rev. Bill Shishko, will fo­cus on how the me­dia shapes so­ci­ety and how Chris­tians can make proper use of the me­dia. For more, visit www.gp­popc. org. His­toric Christ Church in Chap­tico an­nual fall din­ner

will be held on Satur­day, Oct. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at the parish hall on Zach Fowler Road. En­joy din­ner in­side the hall or carry-out. Din­ners in­clude fried oys­ters, ham, oys­ter po’boy and more, and prices range from $8 to $20. There will also be a parish mar­ket sell­ing church cook­books and crafts. For more, call 301-884-3451, email of­fice@cckqp.net or visit www.cckqp.net. South­ern Mary­land Math

Cir­cle 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.

The Walk and Roll Club 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 301-9978143 or visit www.somdcr. org. A bariatric surgery sup­port

group meets the sec­ond Satur­day of each month at Health Con­nec­tions at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hospi­tal. Call 301-475- 6019 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Find great buys, gen­tly used items, tools and per­haps an an­tique at All Saints’ Epis­co­pal Church’s Trea­sures Sale Satur­day, Oct 14, from 8 a.m. to noon in­side Parish Hall. Come to in­ter­sec­tion of Rts 2 & 4, Sun­der­land, MD. Free ad­mis­sion; free park­ing. For info, call 443964-4344.

A bake and yard sale 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. The Home Grown Farm Mar

ket 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. The Cal­i­for­nia Farm­ers

Mar­ket, lo­cated in the BAE park­ing lot on Route 235 and Town Creek Drive, is open on Satur­days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An­gel Wings & Things thrift

store is open Satur­days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun­days 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the for­mer con­vent next to St. Michael’s School and church in Ridge. Do­na­tions are ac­cepted on Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the school. For more, call Marti at 301-872-5454.

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 301-884-3165. The Ridge chap­ter of TOPS,

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.

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 12step 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. Nar­cotics Anony­mous

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. Al­co­holics Anony­mous

meets at 8:30 p.m. Satur­days at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Leonard­town.

Sun­day, Oct. 15

The South­ern Mary­land Com­mu­nity Gospel Choir will per­form on Sun­day, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at Good Sa­mar­i­tan Lutheran Church on Lan­g­ley Road in Lex­ing­ton Park. Open and free to all.

Quilts of Valor 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 peg­gowen@gmail.com.

Break­fast 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 301-2743522.

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 301373-2281. 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.

Mon­day, Oct. 16

The Sec­ond Dis­trict Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and Res­cue Squad will hold a com­mu­nity fo­rum on Mon­day, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. to dis­cuss the pro­posed tax in­creases for the 2nd and 9th dis­tricts. The fo­rum will be held at the 2nd Dis­trict fire­house lo­cated at 45245 Dray­den Road in Val­ley Lee. In­di­vid­u­als wish­ing to speak will be al­lowed up to three min­utes, or five min­utes if rep­re­sent­ing a group. The St. Mary’s County School

Health Coun­cil will meet on Mon­day, Oct. 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the school board meet­ing room at 23160 Moak­ley Street in Leonard­town. For more, con­tact An­drew Roper at 301-475-5511, ext. 32104. The Lex­ing­ton Park Ro­tary

Club meets Mon­days from noon to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge by the Bay Dis­trict fire­house on Chan­cel­lor’s Run Road. Those in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship can call Dan Parker, area gov­er­nor, at 301-904-1743. The Bread of Life food pan

try is open ev­ery Mon­day from noon to 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark UAME Church, lo­cated at 45685 Hap­py­land Road in Val­ley Lee. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-994-2090. CABS (Com­pan­ions and

Bud­dies), a sin­gle adult so­cial group of friends of ap­prox­i­mate age of 50 and older, meets Mon­days at 6 p.m. at the Gar­vey cen­ter in Leonard­town. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-309-4336.

Al-Anon meets Mon­days at 11:30 a.m. at the

Church of the As­cen­sion on Great Mills Road. Call 800-425-2666. A women’s-only Al­co­holics

Anony­mous can­dle­light step meet­ing is held Mon­days from 7 to 8 p.m. at On Our Own in Leonard­town. Call 301-997-1066.

Tues­day, Oct. 17

The Com­mis­sion­ers of St.

Mary’s County will host a pub­lic Fo­rum on Tues­day, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the meet­ing room in­side the Ch­e­sa­peake Build­ing in Leonard­town. In­di­vid­u­als wish­ing to speak will be al­lowed up to three min­utes to ad­dress the com­mis­sion­ers, or five min­utes to speak if rep­re­sent­ing a group. The Com­mis­sion­ers can be reached via email at csmc@stmarysmd.com. St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary

land mu­si­cian-in-res­i­dence Brian Ganz will con­tinue his “PianoTalk” se­ries on Tues­day, Oct. 17, at noon in the Auer­bach Au­di­to­rium of St. Mary’s Hall on the col­lege cam­pus. The pro­gram is ti­tled “Chopin the Trav­eler; Chopin the Vir­tu­oso,” and will fea­ture rarely heard works of Chopin along­side peren­nial fa­vorites. The pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For more, call 240-895-4498 or visit www. smcm.edu/events/or­ga­nizer/mu­sic-depart­ment/. The Good Grief Sup­port Group, an adult grief sup­port group of­fered by Hospice of St. Mary’s, meets the third Tues­day of ev­ery month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Hospice House, lo­cated at 44724 Hospice Lane in Call­away. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-994-3078. The Ex­per­i­men­tal Air­craft

As­so­ci­a­tion, Chap­ter 478, meets the third Tues­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Patux­ent River Naval Air Mu­seum. Visit www.478.eaachap­ter.org. Stroke sur­vivors group

meets the third Tues­day of each month at 5:30 p.m. at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hospi­tal. Care­givers are wel­come. Call 301-4756019 to reg­is­ter. Sea Scout Ship 548 and the

Girl Scout Mariners meet Tues­days at 6:30 p.m. at Small Craft Guild at the Calvert Ma­rine Mu­seum in Solomons. Youth and adults in­ter­ested in sail­ing and wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties are in­vited. Call Doug at 410-326-4291 or visit www. seascout­ship548.com.

Bingo is held ev­ery Tues­day at 7 p.m. at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 255 in Ridge. Doors open at 6 p.m. The pub­lic is in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, call af­ter 6 p.m. at 301-872-5349. The COS­MIC Flute Choir

meets Tues­days from 5 to 6 p.m. Some pro­fi­ciency is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Linda at 301-994-9688. The South­ern Mary­land

Con­cert Band re­hearses at 7:30 p.m. Tues­days in the Thomas Stone High School band room in Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-884-5848.

Emo­tions Anony­mous will meet on Tues­days from 7 to 8 p.m. at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Catholic Church Hall, lo­cated at 28297 Old Vil­lage Road in Me­chan­icsville. The Cal­i­for­nia chap­ter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, meets Tues­days at Max­i­mum Gym in Cal­i­for­nia. Weigh-in is from 7 to 7:15 p.m., fol­lowed by a meet­ing. Call Jac­qie Cooper at 301-872-5047. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, MD 184, meets ev­ery Tues­day at the for­mer Hol­ly­wood El­e­men­tary School build­ing on Mervell Dean Road. Weigh-in is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., fol­lowed by a busi­ness meet­ing and group ther­apy. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Linda Faulstich at 301994-3142. Nar­cotics Anony­mous

meets Tues­days at 7 p.m. at First Saints Com­mu­nity Church, St. Paul’s cam­pus, class­room 8, lo­cated at 25550 Point Look­out Road in Leonard­town, and at 8:30 p.m. at the Church of the As­cen­sion, lo­cated on Great Mills Road in Lex­ing­ton Park.

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 18

The doc­u­men­tary “The Mis­siles of Oc­to­ber: What the

world didn’t know” will be shown on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cole Cin­ema at St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land. Thomas Blan­ton, di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ar­chive at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity, and Svet­lana Savran­skaya, di­rec­tor of the ar­chive’s Rus­sia pro­grams, will lead the dis­cus­sion about 55 years af­ter the Cuban mis­sile cri­sis. For more, visit www.smcm.edu/democ­racy.

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