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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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. The Be­reaved Par­ents of the USA, St. Mary’s

chap­ter, will meet on sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Town Creek Pro­fes­sional Cen­ter, lo­cated at 22776 Three Notch Road Suite, #202, in Lex­ing­ton Park. BPUSA is a self help group for par­ents, sib­lings and grand­par­ents who have lost a child, brother, sis­ter or grand­child at any age and from any cause. For more, call 240-895-0129 or email kim­ler50@gmail.com. The Hol­ly­wood Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad

Aux­il­iary meets on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at 7 p.m. at the res­cue squad build­ing on Route 235 in Hol­ly­wood. Any­one wish­ing to be­come a mem­ber of the aux­il­iary is en­cour­aged to at­tend. For more, call 301-373-3131. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 255 in Ridge SAL

meets on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Look­out Road in Ridge.

Look Good, Feel Bet­ter will be of­fered on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Can­cer Care and In­fu­sion Ser­vices at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal. The hos­pi­tal part­ners with the Na­tional Cos­me­tol­ogy As­so­ci­a­tion and the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety to of­fer this free pro­gram for can­cer pa­tients that is de­signed to help fe­male pa­tients im­prove their ap­pear­ance and self-im­age by learn­ing beauty tech­niques to over­come side ef­fects of chemotherapy and ra­di­a­tion. Call 240434-7247 to regis­ter.

The Ch­e­sa­peake Toast­mas­ters Club meets ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://7218.toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org.

The Toast­mas­ters, a com­mu­ni­ca­tion fo­rum for peo­ple to im­prove com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lead­er­ship skills, is held on sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­days at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Small­wood Drive in Wal­dorf. For more, email Loretta Graham at lolo­gra­ham90@gmail.com.

The Great Mills chap­ter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, MD 158, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Wed­nes­days at 20804 Ross­lare Court in Lex­ing­ton Park. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Carol Ann Coombs at 301-862-1339.

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 Anony­mous group

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

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. An open house will be held at the St. Mary’s

County Re­gional Air­port in­side the Capt. Wal­ter F. Duke Ter­mi­nal Build­ing on Thurs­day, Sept. 13, be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. for vis­i­tors to get in­for­ma­tion about the taxi­way re­lo­ca­tion and apron ex­pan­sion project. For more, call 301-475-4200. A pre-engi­neer­ing pro­gram in­for­ma­tional ses­sion will be streamed live on Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Col­lege of South--

ern Mary­land Leonard­town cam­pus, Room A208, at the La Plata cam­pus, BI Build­ing 009, and at the Prince Fred­er­ick cam­pus, PFA 108. The ses­sion is for stu­dents con­sid­er­ing a four-year de­gree in elec­tri­cal or me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion about the CSM engi­neer­ing pro­gram, visit http://stem. csmd.edu or call Jehnell Link­ins at 301934-7747. 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.

Overeaters Anony­mous meet­ings, sup­port for food ad­dic­tion, are held ev­ery Thurs­day at 6 p.m. in the Church of Christ on St. An­drew’s Church Road in Cal­i­for­nia. Call An­gel at 443-497-5810.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, meets Thurs­days at Real Life Church in Me­chan­icsville. Peo­ple who have had weight-loss surgery are also wel­come. Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:25 p.m., fol­lowed by a meet­ing from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Call Deb­bie at 301-481-5061.

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@ walden­sierra.org.

Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets Thurs­days at 7 p.m. at the Church of the As­cen­sion on Great Mills Road and at 7:30 p.m. at King/Queen Hall at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chap­tico.

Fri­day, Sept. 14

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land’s 60th

Birth­day Bash will be held on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Legends Club within the Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium in Wal­dorf dur­ing the SOMD Blue Crabs baseball game. The first 200 tick­ets are free by re­serv­ing in ad­vance at 301-934-7647. Alumni can visit https://news.csmd. edu/60th/ to tell their sto­ries.

Park Place Toast­mas­ters meets on the sec­ond and fourth Fri­days of each month at noon at the Church of The As­cen­sion on Great Mills Road in Lex­ing­ton Park to en­hance per­sonal lead­er­ship and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. For more, visit www.Toast­mas­ters.org.

A ro­tis­serie chicken din­ner will be held at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville on Fri­day, Sept. 14, from

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. 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 in­for­ma­tion, call 240-4345531.

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, lo­cated 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.

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@our­fa­ther­shouseag.org.

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. 15

Lex­i­Con, the St. Mary’s County Li­brary Comic Con, will be on Satur­day, Sept. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. There will be a va­ri­ety of events for peo­ple of all ages to en­joy rang­ing from trivia to cre­ative work­shops. Meet lo­cal graphic artists and see their work. Come dressed as a fa­vorite movie, anime or comic book char­ac­ter and par­tic­i­pate in a cos­play con­test to earn prizes. For more, visit www.stmalib.org/events/adult-events/ lex­i­con-2018.

Great Mills High School march­ing band will host the Hor­net Na­tion Clas­sic band com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day, Sept. 15, be­gin­ning at noon. Ten march­ing bands from Vir­ginia and Mary­land, in­clud­ing Great Mills, Leonard­town and Chop­ti­con, will present their 2018 per­for­mances. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for adults, $5 for chil­dren and stu­dents, and free for those 3 and younger. There will be food for sale and a raf­fle. For more in­for­ma­tion, see the Great Mills High School

Hor­net Band on Face­book, or email gmhs­band@gmail.com. The an­nual South­ern Mary­land Out of the

Dark­ness Com­mu­nity Walk will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 15 at His­toric St. Mary’s City. This walk sup­ports the Amer­i­can Foun­da­tion for Sui­cide Preven­tion’s ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port pro­grams to re­duce the U.S. rate of sui­cide. For more, visit https://afsp. donor­drive.com/in­dex.cfm?fuse­ac­tion=donor­drive.event&even­tID=5702.

A com­edy night pre­sented by Care Net Preg­nancy Cen­ter of South­ern Mary­land fea­tur­ing 321 Im­prov will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 15, at Patux­ent High School be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. Tick­ets are $27. The fam­ily friendly event is ap­pro­pri­ate for chil­dren who could sit through the length of a movie in a the­ater. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit com­e­dynight.info. The an­nual Feast Day of Our Lady of Sor

rows Mass will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 15, at the St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Ceme­tery, lo­cated at 38888 Doc­tor John­son Road in He­len, be­hind Mother Cather­ine Academy. The Rosary and Mass is of­fered with the Rev. Robert G. Maro be­gin­ning at 9 a.m. for the de­ceased mem­bers of the com­mu­nity. For more, con­tact Catholic Ceme­ter­ies of the Arch­dio­cese of Wash­ing­ton at 301-475-5005 or 301-932-1766.

A haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion day will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. An­drew’s Land­fill in Cal­i­for­nia. Res­i­dents can dis­pose of toxic or dan­ger­ous ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing acids, am­mo­nia, clean­ers, fu­els, pes­ti­cides, paint thin­ners and other items. Some items will not be ac­cepted, in­clud­ing am­mu­ni­tion, as­bestos and med­i­cal waste. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3517, or visit www. stmarysmd.com/dpw/re­cy­cling-solid-waste.

A de­mo­li­tion derby to sup­port the Sil­ver Hill Lions Club will be held on Satur­day, 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 Taste of St. Mary’s will be held on Leonard­town Square on Satur­day, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sam­ple menu items from lo­cal restau­rants while en­joy­ing fam­ily-friendly en­ter­tain­ment and live mu­sic, free ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, a clas­sic car show and more. Small fees charged for sam­ples. For more, visit https://sm­c­cha­m­ber.com/events.

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.

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.

Bi­ble study will be held Satur­day morn­ings from 7 to 8 a.m. with the St. John’s Catholic Church Men’s Group to dis­cuss Sun­day’s read­ings. Doors open at the church in Hol­ly­wood with light break­fast and cof­fee at 6:30 a.m. Con­tact Dan Seep at 757-291-0262.

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

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets at 8:30 p.m. Satur­days at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Leonard­town.

Sun­day, Sept. 16

A Youth Outreach Day hosted by South­ern

Mary­land Tra­di­tional Mu­sic and Dance will be held on Sun­day, Sept. 16, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Christ Church Par­ish Hall, lo­catded at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chap­tico. Chil­dren of all ages and their fam­i­lies are in­vited to join in this fun, free event to in­tro­duce young mu­si­cians to tra­di­tional mu­sic. Make some ka­zoos, shak­ers and drums, play spoons and a wash­tub bass, and learn about sound waves and per­cus­sion. Bring a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment and play with the band, es­pe­cially the songs Hol­low Po­plar, Shoo Fly and Amelia’s Waltz. For more, visit www.smtmd.org. Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse project Op­er­a­tion

Christ­mas Child, which helps mil­lions of chil­dren in need through gift-filled shoe­boxes, will host Na­dia Kar­na­tova, who re­ceived a shoe­box gift when she was 9. She will speak about how that gift changed her life on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at North Beach Union Church and at 6 p.m. at Lex­ing­ton Park Bap­tist Church.

A drive-through chicken din­ner to ben­e­fit the Me­chan­icsville Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will be held on Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire­house. Cost is $14. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.mvfd.com. A drive-through bar­be­cue chicken din­ner

will be held at the Ridge fire­house on Sun­day, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Din­ners are $10. Pro­ceeds will go to the Ridge Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Aux­il­iary.

Break­fast will be served at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville on Sun­day, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $7. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522.

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