Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
First Fridays festivities in downtown Leonardtown will be held Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live music and other activities. This month’s theme is Grateful Harvest — Share the Bounty. Local businesses will collect cash donations for Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen.There will be a reception at North End Gallery for its new show, “River Reflections” and a book signing by Linda Stewart at Fenwick Street Used Books to benefit the St. Mary’s school retirees association’s scholarship fund. There will also be a drum circle from 7 to 8 p.m. For more, visit www.firstfridaysleonardtown.com. The sixth annual Community Assistance Day
will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lexington Park United Methodist Church, located at 21760 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Presented by the St. Mary’s County Homelessness Prevention Board, representatives will be available
from the Social Services, WARM, the health department, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Walden, the housing authority and other organizations to assist people in need. For more, contact Amy Ford at email@example.com, or Kerry Miciotto at firstname.lastname@example.org. A memorial ceremony for the USS Tulip
will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. at the memorial site on Cross Manor Road in St. Inigoes to honor the 47 Sailors lost when the Tulip exploded due to a faulty boiler in 1864. For more information, contact the Naval Air Station Patuxent River public affairs office at 301-757-3343 or email@example.com.
A family movie night sponsored by Southern Maryland Community Resources will be held on Nov. 3 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, call 301-997-8143, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit somdcr.org.
A quarter auction will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph Church in Pomfret. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and auction begins at 6:30 p.m. to benefit St. Joseph’s Food Pantry. For more information or to make reservations, call Valerie Seward at 240-416-4224.
The comedy dinner theatre “The Hawaiian Heist,” by Nancy Bond, will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville. Tickets cost $30. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Hungry Team silent auction will be held at the same time. Reservations required by contacting Cathy Johnson at 301-884-3968 or 301672-0015, or Lesley Maguire at 301-8844516 or 240-298-7227.
A Halloween teen dance will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. The cost is $15 at the door. Admission includes pizza, drink and a door prize entry. For tickets, contact Jen Tucker at 240-561-4805 or email@example.com.
The play “Ragtime” will be presented at the College of Southern Maryland’s Main Stage Theatre at the La Plata campus on Nov. 3, 4 and 10 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The musical, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, tells several stories about turn-of-the-century New York. Cost is $15 for adults, or $12 for military, seniors or youth. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-934-7828 or
Shabbat services will be held at Beth Israel Synagogue of Lexington Park with Rabbi Kenneth Cohen on Nov. 3 and 4. See bethisraelmd.org for sermon topics and event details.
A brown bag auction sponsored by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary will be held in the Leonardtown hospital lobby on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a bake sale, cookbook sale, and handmade quilt raffle. To donate an item for the auction, drop it off at the hospital gift shop. For more, call 301-475-6153.
A pitch card party to benefit Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month through April 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 seafood dinner will be held at American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 to $13. For more, call 301274-3522.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 4
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Admission is free and there will be food and beverages available for purchase. Children of all ages can do some hands-on learning with demonstrations in robotics, rocketr, and other fascinating areas of STEM. For more, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
about environmentalist Rachel Carson will be shown on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Solomons Holiday Inn conference center, presented by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. The play touches on several topics, including women, science, the environment, chemical-free food, cancer survival and parenting. Tickets are $30 for the pre-show reception and the play, or $40 for the reception, play and an after-party. For more, visit www.umces.edu/ events/sensewonder-life-andworks-rachel-carson.
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.
hosted by the Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Association Unit 93 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 21707 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. There will be a variety of artisans, a bake sale and basket raffle. Proceeds go toward programs at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and Three Oaks Center. For more, call or text Shirley Vatter at 301-481-9655.
will be held at the Second District firehouse on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserve a space for
will be on Saturday, Nov. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Mechanicsville firehouse located at 28165 Hills Club Road. The meal features fried oysters, stuffed ham and fried chicken. Cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children 8 and younger. Carry-out dinners available for $25. There will also be a silent auction, crafts and baked goods for sale. For more, call 301-884-3773, email AllFaithChurch1692@gmail. com or visit www.allfaithchurch.com.
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in California. There will be original paintings, vintage jewelry, signed prints, autographed books, antiques, handmade items, games and more. There will also be a baked goods sale.
will hold the annual Christmas craft fair and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be handmade items and baked goods for sale. Proceeds will go to the Growing for God Campaign. The church is located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. For more, visit www.hughesvillebaptist. com or call 301-274-3672 or 240-254-2765
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew’s Landfill in California. Residents can bring old documents to have shredded for free and recycled. The shredder can handle simple staples, paper clips and spiral note books, but not three-ring binders. Limit is two standard bankers boxes per person. For more, call 301-475-4200, ext. 3551. For or visit www. stmarysmd.com/dpw.
will be held at the Knights of St. Jerome’s Hall in Dameron on Saturday, Nov. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults or $8 for children. Take-out and delivery orders are available by calling 301-8724566. There will also be a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. For more information or to make a donation, call Ramona at 301-9974606 or Jeanne at 240-561-4677.
at the American Legion Post 221 in Avenue will be
held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sandwiches will cost $7 each. For more, visit http:// alpost221.webs.com/apps/calendar or call 301-884-4071.
at the Villages at Wildewood Clubhouse will be held on Nov. 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 23154 Wetstone Lane in California. To reserve a seat to this free seminar, call 301-7370001.
will meet at St. John’s Church in Hollywood from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, 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 301997-8143 or visit www.somdcr. org.
Sunday, Nov. 5
on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. The lodge, Located at 45779 Fire Department Lane in California, is a family friendly fraternal organization dedicated to charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call 301863-7800.
to benefit the nonprofit group See the Ability will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge. This year’s event includes a cross country course for the main race and the straight, flat kids 1K fun run. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m. There will be live music, field games and more after the race. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, visit www.seetheability.org/slackand-field.html.
will be held at the 7th District rescue squad building in Colton’s Point on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jackie at 240-925-8473 or email@example.com
will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Hollywood firehouse social hall. Proceeds will benefit special needs children and their families. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., early birds bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. and regular games start at 2 p.m. There will be pull tabs,
50/50 and basket raffles, door prizes and food. Cost is $30 for 20 regular games; $25 for advance tickets; $5 for extra game packet or early birds; and $1 per special games. For more, contact Shirley at 240298-3885 or Shirley.mattingly@ verizon.net.
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.
Monday, Nov. 6
meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the branch home, located 1/2 mile south of Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s Gate 2. For more information, call Karen at 301-863-6117, Shirly at 301-4819655 or the branch home at 301-863-8291. on Monday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the firehouse. Stuffed ham sandwiches will be $6 and chicken salad sandwiches will be $3. Walk-in orders will be filled based on availability. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-872-5090.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Daugherty-Palmer Commons on campus will talk about “The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office,” a recently released book he co-authored. The book offers insight grounded in political science, showing what is, and what is not, unusual about the Trump administration. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the St. Mary’s Agricultural Center located at 26737 Radio Station Way, Suite C, in Leonardtown. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call Denitra Brawner at 240577-6413 or email at denitra. email@example.com. For more, visit www.somdrcd.org.
a fiveweek grief support workshop presented in a DVD format that offers prayerful reflection, practical learning and personal fellowship, will be held at Immaculate Conception Church parish hall in Mechanicsville on Tuesdays from Nov. 7 through Dec. 5. For information, call the rectory at 301884-3123 or Tina Slaughter at 301-884-9545 or 301-481-1961.
will run from Nov. 7 through Dec. 19 at Hospice of St. Mary’s office in Callaway. The goal of the group is to help grieving men find community, connection and trust in a group who are having a similar experience of coping with loss. There is no cost, but participants must call and register. For more information or to register, call 301-994-3023.
meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral for the general meeting, and the third Tuesday of the month for its board meeting. For more, call 301-872-4250 or visit www. stmaryscountykiwanis.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
will be performed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 to 11, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. For reservations, email the Theater Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 240-895-4243. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship on St. George’s Avenue in Piney Point. The project will construct new water mains along Route 249 and Lighthouse Road using existing rights-ofway. The plans can be viewed at the meeting or at MetCom’s engineering dept. office. Call 301-737-7400, ext. 301, or email email@example.com.