Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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. 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 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.facebook.com/ 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.shlcdemolitionderby.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.smdpaint.org or contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail.com.
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 www.smtmd.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. 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://alpost221.webs.com/apps/calendar 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 homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com.
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://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.
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 bethisraelmd.org 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.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. 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 visit www.redcrossblood.org 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. email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-234-5143 or visit http://club9410.easy-speak.org.
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 redcrossblood.org 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@hotmail.com. 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.seascoutship548.com.
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.sotterley.org.
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. eventbrite.com. 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 http://stem.csmd.edu or call Jehnell Linkins at 304-934-7747.