Calendar of events
Friday, Nov. 10
William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 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. To make reservations, email the Theater Box Office at email@example.com
or telephone 240-895-4243. The play “Ragtime” will be presented at the College of Southern Maryland’s Main Stage Theatre at the La Plata campus on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The musical, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, tells several stories about turnof-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 visit www. csmd.edu/Arts.
Park Place Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at noon at the Church of The Ascension on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park to enhance personal leadership and communication skills. For more, visit www.
Toastmasters.org. An oven-fried pork chop din
ner will be held at American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For more, call 301-274-3522.
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, Nov. 11
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity will hold its fourth annual oysters
and beers fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at Tall Timbers Marina in Piney Point. Live music by the Dixie Brambles. Proceeds go to the organization’s critical veterans repair program. For more, visit www.patuxenthabitat.org. The COSMIC season opener concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, and on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. at Crossroad Church in St. Leonard. For more
information, visit the website cosmicsymphony.org.
Live professional wrestling will be featured on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Hollywood firehouse as part of MCW Pro Wrestling’s “Autumn Armageddon Tour” A meet and greet starts at 6 p.m. and the live event begins at 7:30 p.m. featuring Joey Matthews (Joey Mercury), Animal and Paul Ellering, Abyss, Melina, Bruiser, Dante Caballero and Ken Dixon. Visit MCWProWrestling.com for ticket and event information.
A contra dance sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at
Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico. Ann Fallon will be calling the dance. Doors open at 7 p.m., and beginners will be offered a dance workshop. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 or $6 for members. There will be an ice cream social during the dance. For more, visit www.smtmd.org.
A used clothing drive, sponsored by The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hollywood firehouse. Items should be put into 30-gallon tightly tied plastic bags. Clothes will be sold to a company that distributes them to impoverished areas around the world. Proceeds will go to the club’s scholarship fund. For more, contact Betty Currie at 301 373-4816 or Carole Romary at 301 863-6969.
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.
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.
A craft fair will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at Laurel Grove in Mechanicsville on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, bake sale, crafters and door prizes.
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. On Nov. 11, vendors will be sampling products and sharing favorite holiday recipes to help customers plan Thanksgiving feasts. Visit homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com. The North St. Mary’s County Farmers Mar
ket, located at 37600 New Market Road in Charlotte Hall, is open at 8 a.m. most Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in November. 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.
will be held Saturday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. with the St. John’s Catholic 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.
Feral Cat Rescue 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. Gifts of cat food and litter will be accepted. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email email@example.com.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Lions Club Peace Poster winners will be announced and prizes awarded at an artists’ reception on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. The public is welcome to join in this ceremony and celebrate the accomplishments of the student artists.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served at the Second District firehouse in Valley Lee on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. For more, call 301-994-9999.
A fried chicken dinner will be served on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the St. Michael’s Council Knights of Columbus hall in Ridge from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Carry-outs available until 5 p.m. Cost is $12. Dessert table available. For more, call 301-872-4641.
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.
Monday, Nov. 13
A candidates’ listening tour featuring delegate candidates Julia Nichols (29C) and Brian Crosby (29B) will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. Visitors can share issues and state projects that are priorities for residents.
The Pax River Quilters Guild will meet on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church on Langley Road in Lexington Park. Faye Snyder will present her program “Civil War Dolls, Quilts and Furniture.” There will be a trunk show of miniature quilts. New members and guest welcome. Visit www.paxriverquiltguild.com. The Southern Maryland Corvette Club
meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the town commissioner offices in Leonardtown. One does not have to own a Corvette to become a member. Visit www.southernmarylandcorvetteclub.com.
St. Mary’s Bosom Pals, a breast cancer support group, holds educational meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at various restaurants. Call Marcia Shapiro at 301-475-6760.
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 301904-1743.
The Bread of Life food pantry 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, 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. Call 240-309-4336.
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, Nov. 14
Dual enrollment parent night at College
of Southern Maryland will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leonardtown campus, Building A, Room 206. Learn about opportunities to receive college credit with the college’s partnership with the local school system. For more, call 240-725-5456 or visit www.csmd.edu/dualenrollment. A TEDCO Intellectual Property Workshop
will be held at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, Building B, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshop will feature intellectual property strategies for startups and entrepreneurs and a panel discussion with intellectual property professionals and tips on trademarks, copyrights and patents. Free. For more information or to register, visit www. tinyurl.com/ipworkshop2017. Auditions for the musical “Spring Awak
ening” will be held in room 25, Montgomery Hall, on the St. Mary’s College campus on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8 to 10:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 9 to 10 p.m. Prepare a popular song that, preferably, includes a verse and chorus and be prepared to sing a cappella; and perform a maximum 1- to 2-minute monologue, preferably from a dramatic play. For information about ages and voices sought, email Mark A. Rhoda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry Vote at email@example.com.
A men’s grief support group will run 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.
The Southern Maryland Doll Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hall library.
The Fifth District Homemakers meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall. Call 301-884-7071.
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. Weighin is from 7 to 7:15 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-8725047.
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, Nov. 15
An Empowerment and African American Ge
nealogy presentation led by Chris Haley, Maryland State Archives research director for the history of slavery, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s commissioners’ meeting room in Leonardtown. Sponsored by the local historic preservation commission, historical society and public library. For more, email Susan Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Spirit of Jazz & Democracy workshop will be held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Nov. 15 from 4:45 to 6 p.m., in the Aldom Lounge of the Campus Center. Find more information at www. SpiritJazzDemocracy.com.
A funeral pre-arrangement seminar will be hosted on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Community Center, located at 40610 Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville. The speaker is Anthony Tonic of Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend. A fundraiser for Leonardtown Volunteer
Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the California Chipotle. Go to LVRS.org to download a flyer to present so the LVRSA can get credit for purchase.
Thursday, Nov. 16
A panel discussion to educate parents on prevention, identification and treatment of opioid abuse will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s Romuald Hall Auditorium. This is an adult-only event, and will feature Meena Brewster, county health officer. Following the panel, there will be Naloxone training offered. RSVP at www.smrhs.org/page. cfm?p=8961.
Lexington Park library Teen Night will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. Journey Beyond Voyager Series will preview all of what is to come with the partnership between the nonprofit and the library, including virtual reality kids, innovative activities that teach what it means to be a global citizen and leadership-building opportunities. Visit www.wearejourneybeyond.org. The lecture “Home Grown: Building a Period
Native House from Scratch,” will be presented at Historic St. Mary’s City on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the visitor center’s auditorium. Speakers will discuss trials and success of building Native American homes. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more, call 240-895-4990, email email@example.com or visit www.hsmcdigshistory.org. The Southern Maryland Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association
will meet on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department on Dowell Road. There will be a social hour at 6 p.m. with food available for purchase, and the program starts at 7 p.m. with “Tackle and techniques for the fall striper migration,” by Capt. Bill Bonner. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mssasmc.com.
A grocery auction will be held at Mother Catherine Academy in Helen on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 301-884-3165.