Calendar of events
Wednesday, Sept. 5
St. Mary’s County Arts Council First Wednes
day Workshop will be held at 22660 Washington St. in Leonardtown on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists of all skills levels and media are invited to visit. Email info@ smcart.org for more information.
The Leonardtown Lions Club will meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown. Members and guests meet at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting and dinner starts at 7 p.m. For more, call George Kirby at 240-577-0029.
A free cancer support group is offered by the American Cancer Society and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for cancer patients and their families on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital classroom. Call 301-4756070 to register. A Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad
Auxiliary fundraiser will be held at Ledo’s Pizza in Leonardtown on Sept. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Let server or cashier know you are there to support the fundraiser to have a portion of proceeds go to the LVRSA. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Leonardtown chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 327, meets Wednesdays in the Garvey senior center in Leonardtown. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Fran at 301-994-0529.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Callaway. A women-only Alcoholics Anonymous group
meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church on Great Mills Road.
Thursday, Sept. 6
The Shawl Ministry of St. Mary’s will meet Thursday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. at the Garvey Senior Center club room in Leonardtown. The group provides knitted and crocheted prayer shawls and lap robes to Hospice of St. Mary’s. Anyone interested can call Marianna Nystrom at 301-863-7484. The Margaret Brent High School Alumni
Association will meet on Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. Mary’s Landing in Charlotte Hall at 11 a.m. for a business meeting. For more information, call 301-769-2765 or email email@example.com. The St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks
board will meet on the first Thursday of each month, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown, unless otherwise noted. For more, call 301475-4200, ext. *1811.
The St. Mary’s Interfaith Council meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Lexington Park library for constructive dialogue and the promotion of well-being among residents of all faiths and spiritual practices. For more, email Michael Martines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Post 255 in Ridge invites all active-duty personnel and veterans to join the monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Lookout Road in Ridge. The auxiliary meets at the same date and time. The SAL meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
American Legion Post 221 invites all active-duty personnel and veterans to join the monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at the post home at 21690 Colton Point Road in Avenue. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. Visit www.alpost221.webs.com, email email@example.com or call 301-8844071 for more.
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.
Bingo will be played Thursdays at the Knights of St. Jerome’s hall in Dameron. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., early bird games begin at 7 p.m. There will be food for sale. For more information, call 301-872-4566. The Southern Maryland Sound Barbershop
Chorus rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of The Ascension in Lexington Park. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-904-9591.
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.
Celebrate Recovery will be held on Thursday at Hughesville Baptist Church, located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road. Light snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and meetings will start at 7 p.m. This group is a Christ-based ministry that helps people deal with their hurts, habits and hang ups in a safe and confidential environment. For more, call 301-274-3672 or 240-254-2765 or visit www.hughesvillebaptist.com.
Al-anon meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Church in California.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville.
Friday, Sept. 7
First Fridays festivities in downtown Leonardtown will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. North End Gallery will host a reception for its new show, “Masterful Interpretations,” featuring its members’ art influenced by famous artists. There will be a drum circle at 8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council on Washington Street. For more, visit www.firstfridaysleonardtown.com.
A spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Christmas in April St. Mary’s County, will be held on Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction. Cost of dinner is $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. For more, visit www.christmasinaprilsmc.org or call 301-884-2905.
A seafood dinner featuring seafood platters will be held at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 to $18. 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, call 240-434-5531.
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, locat-
ed in the old church hall next door to Immaculate Conception Church. For more, call 301-247-2785.
Obesity prevention support classes are offered free on Fridays from 8 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance Studio Twelve Twelve, located at 23476 Three Notch Road in California. This is a lifestyle education program and freestyle dance is demonstrated for daily exercise. Visit www. DanceStudio1212.com/wellness.htm for more.
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.
Al-Anon meets Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at Beacon of Hope in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Bushwoodstock music festival will be held at Leonardtown Wharf on Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 8 p.m. A screening of the film ‘Re-Inventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom”
will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. Presented by the Southern Maryland Sierra Club, there will be light refreshments and time for some discussion after the movie. For more information, email Rachel Martin Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at the Mechanicsville firehouse on the Three Notch Trail. Check in is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $35. For more information or to register, visit www.mvfd.com/5k.
An “Insider’s Tour” about the latest researched stories behind Historic Sotterley’s collections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum in Hollywood. Cost is $20 per person, and advance reservations required at www.sotterley.org.
DivorceCare classes will be held at Our Father’s House church, located at 45020 Patuxent Beach Road in California. The first class will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch provided. Subsequent meetings will be held on Thursdays from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. from Sept. 13 to Nov. 29. The cost is $20 for the workbook, and scholarships are available. For more information, visit DivorceCare.org or register by calling 301-862-9200. The Southern Maryland Decorative Painters
will host its annual art show on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Charlotte Hall library. Guest are encouraged to vote on the artwork. A business meeting will be followed by painting a project together called “Beneath the Harvest Moon,” led by Debbie Reece. Doors open at 9 a.m. for setup. Guests should contact the group for supply information if they
want to paint. For more, visit www. smdpaint.org or contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@ gmail.com. The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory will
hold an open house on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be exhibits and hands-on activities like piloting an underwater robot, experiments about toxicology, tours of the research vessel and a scientist selfie station. Children receive a passport to move through different labs and experiments. Author/ scientist Dr. Helen Bailey will read her book ‘The Grande Turtle Adventure” at 2:30 p.m. in the Bernie Fowler Lab Building. For more, visit www.umces. edu/cbl.
A community health fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, located at 10210 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. There will be free health screenings and guest speakers. For more, email email@example.com, call 410-326-4948 or visit www.middlehamandstpeters.org.
The Southern Maryland Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf. There will be free health screengins, flu shots, guest speakers and more. For more information, visit www.somdhealthfair.org.
A yard sale will be held at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad building on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to noon. Tables can be rented for $10. For more information, call 301-884-5428. The Drayden African-American Schoolhouse,
a one-room school that operated from 1890 to 1942, is open to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located at 18287 Cherryfield Road in Drayden. For more, call 301-994-1471. The North St. Mary’s County Farmers
Market, located at 37600 New Market Road in Charlotte Hall, is open at 8 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
The Sotterley Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood. The market features vegetables, fruits, plants and hand-crafted items. For more, call 301-373-2280.
St. Andrew’s Thrift Store, located at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
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.
Emotions Anonymous 12-step 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emotionsanonymous.org.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Sat- urdays 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, Sept. 9
A painting fundraiser will be held at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. There will be a guided painting of the lighthouse done outdoors courtesy of Wine and Design Leonardtown. Price is $45 per person. For more information, or to sign up, visit https://wineanddesign. com/calendars/event.php?id=114720.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Second District firehouse in Valley Lee. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 301-994-9999.
A seafood dinner will be held at Holy Angels Church in Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes fried oysters, steamed spiced shrimp, crab balls, fried chicken and sides. Cost is $28 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Carryouts will be available for $26, and desserts will also be for sale. There will be a raffle. For more information, call 301-769-3332 or email email@example.com.
A chicken dinner will be held at the Ridge Knights of Columbus hall on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $12 per dinner, and baked goods will also be for sale. For more information, call 301-872-4161. The Knights of St. John International Com
mandery 386, 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, Sept. 10
The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will
hold auditions on Sept. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. by appointment. Auditions will consist of vocal warm-ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises to determine the singer’s vocal range, and will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 11610 Rubina Place in Waldorf. No prepared piece is necessary. High school age singers and older are welcome. Call 301-642-0594 for audition appointment, or visit www.chesapeakechoral.com for more information.
A Night on Broadway event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church parish hall on Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico. There will be a dinner, music and a silent auction. Childcare is available. Tickets for the church fundraiser are $50 per person; RSVP by Sept. 10 by calling 301-8843451 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.