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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@ sm­ 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 cd­pclark@md.metro­ 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 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 wvpet­ 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

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, email al­post221@net­ 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.leonard­town­ro­

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.hugh­esville­bap­

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.first­fri­daysleonard­

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.christ­masi­ 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. DanceS­tu­­ness.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

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

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.sot­ter­

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 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. smd­ or con­tact Gar­nett Joy at 301-884-2835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@ 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, visit­ces. 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 of­fice@mid­dle­hamand­st­, call 410-326-4948 or visit www.mid­dle­hamand­st­

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.somd­health­

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 bea­con@walden­ or visit www.emo­tion­sanony­

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 holy01an­

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.chesa­peake­ 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 of­

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