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Fri­day, Sept. 7

First Fri­days fes­tiv­i­ties in down­town Leonard­town will be held Fri­day, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The town will cel­e­brate with its an­nual Art Walk com­pe­ti­tion. Also, North End Gallery will host a re­cep­tion for its new show, “Master­ful In­ter­pre­ta­tions,” fea­tur­ing its mem­bers’ art in­flu­enced by fa­mous artists. A free work­out will be of­fered from 5 to 6 p.m. at root SUP & Fit­ness, lo­cated in Shep­herd’s Old Field Mar­ket. 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 301274-3522.

Bingo is held each Fri­day at the Fa­ther An­drew White School gym­na­sium in Leon-

ard­town. 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, Sept. 8

Bush­wood­stock mu­sic fes­ti­val will be held at Leonard­town Wharf on Satur­day, Sept. 8, from 2 to 8 p.m. The event raises money for lo­cal schol­ar­ships, and will fea­ture clas­sic rock, roots rock, blues and folk bands. Ad­mis­sion is $10. For more in­for­ma­tion, see www.face­ events/2364434390248352.

A de­mo­li­tion derby to sup­port the Sil­ver Hill Li­ons Club will be held on Satur­days, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15, at Po­tomac Speed­way in Budds Creek. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the first event is at 7 p.m. Cost is

$18 for adults, $9 for chil­dren 12 and younger and free for chil­dren 3 and younger. For more, call 1-888-44-DERBY or visit www.shlcde­mo­li­tion­

A screen­ing of the film ‘Re-In­vent­ing Power: Amer­ica’s Re­new

able 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 Paint

ers 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.” 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

A con­tra dance hosted by South­ern Mary­land Tra­di­tional Mu­sic and Dance will be on Satur­day, Sept. 8, at Christ Epis­co­pal Church Parish Hall in Chap­tico at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $10 or $6 for mem­bers. Chil­dren un­der 17 are free. Visit 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

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 Pork loin, sliced roast beef and barbe

cue beef sand­wiches will be sold at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 221 in Av­enue on Satur­day and Sun­day, Sept. 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sand­wiches are $7 each. For more, visit http://al­­en­dar or call 301-884-4071.

A yard sale will be held at the Me­chan­icsville Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad build--

ing on Satur­day, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to noon. Ta­bles can be rented for $10. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-884-5428.

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. For more, visit home­grown­far­m­mar­

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.

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://wine­and­de­­en­dars/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.

Beth Is­rael Syn­a­gogue of Lex­ing­ton Park will hold Rosh Hashanah ser­vices with Rabbi Ken­neth Cohen on Sun­day, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mon­day, Sept. 10, and Tues­day, Sept. 11. See bethis­ for ser­mon top­ics and other events.

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 Wal-

dorf. 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 A blood drive will be held at the Val­ley Lee fire­house on Mon­day, Sept. 10, from 1:30 to 7 p.m. To sched­ule a do­na­tion time, call 1-800-RedCross or visit­cross­ and en­ter spon­sor code Val­ley Lee VFD. The U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Flotilla

23-02 meets the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at the Solomons Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad and Fire Depart­ment at 13150 H.G. True­man Road. The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend. For more, email Doug Yeck­ley at dou­glas. yeck­ley@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.south­ern­mary­land­corvet­te­

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.

Toast­mas­ters Talk of the Town meets on the sec­ond and fourth Mon­days of ev­ery month at 11:45 a.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. Learn how to be­come a bet­ter speaker and pre­sen­ter. For more, con­tact Kate Ne­ma­tol­lahi at mkdil­ or 561-234-5143 or visit

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.

Tues­day, Sept. 11

A blood drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tues­day, Sept. 11, at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal’s Out­pa­tient Pavil­ion in Leonard­town. Regis­ter on­line at red­cross­ or call Health Con­nec­tions at 301-475-6019 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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. Reg­is­tra­tion for Girl Scouts for the 2018-

2019 year will be held in the Leonard­town li­brary meet­ing room on Tues­day, Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. These reg­is­tra­tion nights are for girls en­ter­ing kinder­garten through 12th grade who live in the Hol­ly­wood, Leonard­town, Duke and Piney Point el­e­men­tary school dis­tricts. For more, email Or­ga­niz­erSU1015@hot­ Sea Scout Ship 548 and the Girl Scout

Mariners meet Tues­days at 6:30 p.m. at Small Craft Guild at the Calvert Ma­rine Mu­seum in Solomons. Youth and adults in­ter­ested in sail­ing and wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties are in­vited. Call 410-326-4291 or visit www.seascout­

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 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.

Wed­nes­day, Sept. 12

Sot­ter­ley’s Homeschool Day will be held on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 12, fea­tur­ing dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the day start­ing at 10 a.m. Ad­mis­sion is $5 per per­son, or free for chil­dren younger than 6. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.sot­ter­

The St. Mary’s Cam­era Club will of­fer a cri­tique on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Patux­ent River Naval Air Mu­seum in Lex­ing­ton Park. Bring sev­eral pho­tos in .jpg for­mat on a mem­ory stick for open, fair dis­cus­sion and ideas to im­prove the shot through crop­ping and ad­vanced edit­ing meth­ods.

Thurs­day, Sept. 13

The Healthy St. Mary’s Part­ner­ship will host

its an­nual meet­ing on Thurs­day, Sept. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in Cal­i­for­nia. Com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend this free event to learn more about the health needs fac­ing res­i­dents and the lo­cal re­sponse ef­forts. Com­mu­nity mem­bers can drop off healthy food dona­tions dur­ing the event. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to regis­ter, visit www.hsm­pan­nual2018. A pre-en­gi­neer­ing pro­gram in­for­ma­tional

ses­sion will be streamed live on Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Leonard­town cam­pus, Room A208. The ses­sion is for stu­dents con­sid­er­ing a four-year de­gree in elec­tri­cal or me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing. For more, visit or call Jehnell Link­ins at 304-934-7747.

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