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Wednesday, Nov. 15

An Em­pow­er­ment and African Amer­i­can Ge­neal­ogy 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 St. Mary’s County His­toric Preser­va­tion Com­mis­sion, St. Mary’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and St. Mary’s County Li­brary. For more, email Su­san Wolfe at lr.wolfejr@ver­i­

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. Spir­itJaz­zDemoc­

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. Au­di­tions for the mu­si­cal “Spring Awak

en­ing” will be held in room 25, Mont­gomery Hall, on the St. Mary’s Col­lege cam­pus 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, di­rect ques­tions to Mark A. Rhoda at or Larry Vote at lev­ 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 to down­load a flyer to present so the LVRSA can get credit for pur­chase.

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 cd­

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

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.

A club for breast-feed­ing moms is held from 10 a.m. to noon Wed­nes­days at Health Con­nec­tions in Leonard­town. Call 301-997-6505. A women’s step study Al­co­holics Anony

mous group meets ev­ery Wednesday at noon at the Church of the As­cen­sion on Great Mills Road.

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

Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary Teen Night will be held on Thurs­day, Nov. 16. 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. For more, visit www. weare­jour­ney­be­ 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 info@hsm­cdigshis­ or visit www.hsm­cdigshis­ The South­ern Mary­land Chap­ter of the Mary­land Salt­wa­ter Sport­fish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion

will meet on Thurs­day, Nov. 16, 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, visit www.

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.

A widow and wid­ower group meets the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month at Lex­ing­ton Park United Methodist Church, al­ter­nat­ing be­tween 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (November meet­ing is at 10 a.m.). Any­one who has ever ex­pe­ri­enced the loss of a spouse, whether dat­ing, re­mar­ried or still sin­gle, is wel­comed to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Lpum­cww­ The Leonard­town Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad

Aux­il­iary meets on the third Thurs­day of each month at 7 p.m. at the Leonard­town Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad build­ing in Leonard­town. For more in­for­ma­tion on be­com­ing a mem­ber, call Mag­da­line Holmes at 301-475-5624. The Mi­nor­ity Busi­ness Al­liance of St. Mary’s

County meets on the third Thurs­day of each month at 26603 Three Notch Road in Lex­ing­ton Park at 7 p.m. A non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, the al­liance is a net­work of busi­ness own­ers and other pro­fes­sion­als. Call 301-863-0552.

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.

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.

Fam­ily and Friends meet­ings, 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 lau­raw@ walden­

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets at 7 p.m. Thurs­days at the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church in Me­chan­icsville.

Fri­day, Nov. 17

The play “Twas the Night Be­fore Christ­mas” will be pre­sented by The New­towne Play­ers at Three Notch The­atre in Lex-

in­g­ton Park on Fri­days, Satur­days and Sun­days from Nov. 17 through Dec. 10 (no shows Thanks­giv­ing week­end). Per­for­mances are at 8 p.m. on Fri­days, at 3:30 and 8 p.m. on Satur­days, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sun­days. Tick­ets are $15 for adults, $13 for mil­i­tary/se­nior/stu­dent, and $10 for chil­dren un­der 12. To pur­chase tick­ets, call 301-737-5447 or visit­towne­play­ St. Mary’s Na­tional Ac­tive & Re­tired Fed­eral

Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion will have a meet­ing and lun­cheon on Fri­day, Nov. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Olde Bre­ton Inn in Leonard­town. Re­becca L. Ja­hed, doc­tor of au­di­ol­ogy, will share the lat­est in­for­ma­tion about hear­ing loss, and there will be a silent auc­tion. Cost is $16.50 and reser­va­tions are re­quired by con­tact­ing Judy Loflin 301 872-0064. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit chap­ter969.

In­clu­sive bowl­ing night spon­sored by the South­ern Mary­land Com­mu­nity Re­sources will be held on Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Esper­anza Bowl­ing Lanes in Lex­ing­ton Park. Cost is $12 for two hours of bowl­ing. For more, call Bon­nie El­ward at 301-997–8143 or visit somdcr. org. An auc­tion to ben­e­fit Im­mac­u­late Con­cep

tion Church in Me­chan­icsville will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. Pre­view starts at 4 p.m. There will be a live auc­tion, silent auc­tion, bake ta­ble, bas­ket ta­ble, raf­fles and food for sale. For more, call the rec­tory at 301-884-3123 or Ge­or­gia Rus­sell at 301-904-3807. A live and silent auc­tion to ben­e­fit the

Spring Dell Cen­ter will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. with a buf­fet din­ner at the Greater Wal­dorf Jaycees Cen­ter in Wal­dorf. Tick­ets are $45. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit springdell­cen­ or call 301-934-4561.

A beef brisket din­ner will be held at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville on Fri­day, Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For more, call 301-274-3522.

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@our­fa­ther­

Satur­day, Nov. 18

The 21st an­nual Thanks­giv­ing 5K Race and

Pre­dic­tion 5k Run/Walk and Fun Walk to ben­e­fit Spe­cial Olympics of St. Mary’s County will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 18. The race starts at 9 a.m. at the vis­i­tors cen­ter in His­toric St. Mary’s City. Event ap­pli­ca­tion with more de­tails can be found at cbr­ Reg­is­ter online via ac­ Email cat­floy@ya­hoo.

com for more in­for­ma­tion. The Girls on the Run South­ern Mary­land

5K will be on Satur­day. Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. at South­ern Mary­land Blue Crabs Sta­dium. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, visit www.gotr­

Benny C. Mor­gan Recital Se­ries will fea­ture Michael Lan­glois on pi­ano at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, Leonard­town cam­pus, Build­ing A, Room 206. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, email bx­, call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd. edu/ben­ny­c­mor­gan. The St. Mary’s Water­shed As­so­ci­a­tion an­nual

meet­ing will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Ruddy Duck on St. Ge­orge Is­land. Henry Miller will speak about the history of oys­ters in the St. Mary’s River. Elec­tion of di­rec­tors will be held. RSVP is re­quired by tex­ting 301-904-2387 or email­ing info@stmarys­ CSM Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Open House and

Ap­pren­tice­ship Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Day will be held on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, re­gional Hugh­esville cam­pus at 6170 Hugh­esville Sta­tion Place. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions re­gard­ing ca­reers in trades, health­care, trans­porta­tion, busi­ness and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, hos­pi­tal­ity and other fields. There will be cam­pus tours, free train­ing ses­sions, door prizes and light re­fresh­ments. For more, call 301-539-4730, email cone­dops@ or visit about/lo­ca­tions/cen­ter-for-trades-an­den­ergy-train­ing.

A bull roast will be held at St. Mark U.A.M.E. Church on Hap­py­land Road in Val­ley Lee on Satur­day, Nov. 18, start­ing at 11 a.m. Cost is $18 for beef din­ner, $15 for chicken din­ner or $25 for com­bi­na­tion din­ner. De­liv­er­ies are avail­able for two more or­ders by call­ing 301-994-1647. The an­nual Olde Fash­ioned Christ­mas

Bazaar at Saint Fran­cis Xavier Church in Comp­ton will be on Satur­day, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall. Get an early start on Christ­mas shop­ping with an ar­ray of ar­ti­sans show­cas­ing their hand­made crafts for sale. Lunch, in­clud­ing pulled pork sand­wiches, chicken salad sand­wiches, home­made veg­etable beef soup and hot dogs, will be for sale, as well as baked goods.

The fifth an­nual craft and ven­dor show for the Hollywood Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad Aux­il­iary will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fair­grounds. Food and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for pur­chase, and lottery books will be avail­able for sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Hvr­sa_craft­show@ya­

An acrylics work­shop pre­sented by the Calvert Artists’ Guild and given by Pamela Callen will be held at the Mt. Hope Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Nov. 18

from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring acrylic paint­ing pa­per and paints, if avail­able. The cen­ter is lo­cated at 104 Pushaw Sta­tion Road in Sun­der­land. Cost is $45 or $35 for mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Gerry Wood at 301-8639663 or gb­

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. 18, kids can make a veg­gie tur­key craft while par­ents stock up on good­ies for hol­i­day din­ners. Visit home­grown­far­m­mar­ket.

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.

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.

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.fer­al­ca­tres­ for pic­tures and bios. Gifts of cat food and lit­ter will be ac­cepted. To trap a cat to get it vet­ted, email info@fer­al­ca­tres­

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, Nov. 19

The an­nual fall craft fair at the Hollywood Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will be held on Sun­day, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mer­chan­dise will in­clude hand­made crafts, cloth­ing, art, wood carv­ings, flo­ral ar­range­ments, or­na­ments, cro­cheted and knit­ted items, ce­ram­ics, jerky, jelly and more. There will also be lunch for sale and a bake sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.hvfd7. com.

Break­fast will be served at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville on Sun­day, Nov. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $7. For more, call 301-274-3522.

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@ or call 240-718-8282.

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