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Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7

The Veterans Re­source Day will be held on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter. This year’s event in­cludes a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion cen­tered on veterans af­fairs, in­for­ma­tional work­shops, dis­plays by lo­cal vet­eran sup­port or­ga­ni­za­tions and peer coun­sel­ing. Lunch will be pro­vided by Mis­sion Bar­be­cue at noon. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, or See sched­ule and other in­for­ma­tion at www.stmarysmd. com/veterans.asp.

The St. Mary’s Cam­era Club will meet on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in Cal­i­for­nia. The group will cel­e­brate 20 years, in­clud­ing with a brief slideshow from founders Jim and Joanna Ma­caulay. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­ Lit­tle Ex­plor­ers at His­toric St. Mary’s City

will ex­plore har­vest time on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. Preschool­ers ages 3 to 5 can meet at the Shop at Farthing’s Or­di­nary for sto­ry­telling, crafts, songs and out­door ex­plo­ration. Ad­mis­sion is $4 per child, or $3 for mem­bers, and one ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult can visit free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-895-4980 or email info@HSMCdigshis­

CSM Night of En­gi­neer­ing will be on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Leonard­town cam­pus, Build­ing A au­di­to­rium. Get in­for­ma­tion about the col­lege’s me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing and elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing part­ner­ship with the Univer­sity of Mary­land Col­lege Park and Naval Air War­fare Cen­ter Air­craft Di­vi­sion. RSVP at http://stem.­neer­ing.html. For more, call 301-934-7566. 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. This month’s guest speaker will be An­drea Cum­ber­land, District 22-C gover­nor. 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. Leonard­town Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad

Aux­il­iary fundraiser will be held at Ledo Pizza in Leonard­town on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Let server/cashier know you are there to sup­port the LVRSA fundraiser.

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 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 Anony

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

Thurs­day, Nov. 8

Youth men­tor­ing ini­tia­tive in­for­ma­tion

ses­sion will be held on Thurs­day, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. The St. Mary’s County

Health De­part­ment is seek­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions that want to cre­ate or fur­ther de­velop youth men­tor­ing pro­grams. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-4754342 or email sm­chd.lbha@ mary­

A pub­lic in­for­ma­tion ses­sion about the Lex­ing­ton Park Op­por­tu­nity Zone will be held on Thurs­day Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at Pre­cise Sys­tems’ Cur­tiss Room, lo­cated at 22290 Ex­plo­ration Drive, Suite 300, in Lex­ing­ton Park. Frank Dick­son, di­rec­tor of Strate­gic Busi­ness Ini­tia­tives at the Mary­land De­part­ment of Hous­ing and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, will present the ben­e­fits of Op­por­tu­nity Zones and the var­i­ous ways in­di­vid­u­als, prop­erty own­ers and busi­nesses can ben­e­fit. Visit www.stmarysmd. com/ded/op­por­tu­ni­ty­zone.

“The Mir­a­cle Worker” will be per­formed by St. Mary’s Ryken Play­ers on Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the school in Leonard­town. Visit­rhs. org/arts/event-tick­ets to view show times and pur­chase tick­ets on­line.

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. 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 443497-5810.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, meets Thursdays at Real Life Church in Me­chan­icsville. Peo­ple who have had weight­loss 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@walden­

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 Christ­based 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.

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, Nov. 9

To Tell The Truth Min­istries 2018 Sin­gles’ Con­fer­ence, “Cho­sen And Pur­posed For Great­ness,” will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and Satur­day, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be min­is­ter Rhodonna Boyd of One Heart Min­istries. The min­istry is lo­cated at 22345 Green­view Park­way, Suite A, in Great Mills. Reg­is­tra­tion is free and open to the pub­lic at www. by search­ing for To Tell The Truth Min­istries. A Christ­mas bazaar and a soup and pie lun­cheon will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Saints Com­mu­nity Church in Leonard­town. All pro­ceeds sup­port Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for chil­dren. Carry-outs will be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-475-5326 or 240-298-0165

A meat­loaf din­ner will be held at Amer­i­can Legion Post 238 in Hugh­esville on Fri­day, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522.

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. Toast­mas­

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 240-434-5531.

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, lo­cated in the old church hall next door to Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church. For more, call 301-247-2785.

Overeaters Anony­mous meets on Fridays at 9 a.m. at Christ Church on Broome’s Is­land Road in Port Repub­lic. For more, call Deb­bie Stock­ton at 301-642-0146.

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@ our­fa­ther­

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets 7 p.m. Fri­day at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonard­town.

Satur­day, Nov. 10

A con­tra dance hosted by South­ern Mary­land Tra­di­tional Mu­sic and Dance will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 10, at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chap­tico. There will be live mu­sic with Kim Forry, will teach and call the dances. A be­gin­ners dance work­shop starts at 7 p.m., and the dance be­gins at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $10 or $6 for mem­bers (chil­dren un­der 17 are free). There will be an ice cream so­cial dur­ing the in­ter­mis­sion. Go to www. for more in­for­ma­tion. A haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion day

will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 10, 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 301475-4200, ext. *3517, or visit re­cy­cling-solid-waste.

A used cloth­ing drive hosted by The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County will be on Satur­day, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the up­per level park­ing lot of the Hol­ly­wood fire­house. All types of cloth­ing and shoes as well as ac­ces­sories such as hand­bags, belts and back­packs will be ac­cepted along with house­hold items such as blan­kets, table­cloths, bed linen and tow­els. All types of toys, stuffed an­i­mals and bi­cy­cles will also be ac­cepted. Items should be in 30-gal­lon plas­tic bags. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Betty Cur­rie at 301-373-4816 or Ca­role Ro­mary at 301-863-6969.

A craft show will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Me­chan­icsville on Satur­day, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a va­ri­ety of hand­made crafts and ven­dor items for sale. There will also be home­made soups, chili, baked goods and other food for sale. For more, visit www. mtzion­ A fundraiser for Habi­tat for Hu

man­ity will be held at Tall Tim­bers Ma­rina in Piney Point on Satur­day, Nov. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. fea­tur­ing blue­grass mu­sic by The Bad Ex­am­ples, oys­ters and beer. Twenty-five per­cent of pro­ceeds will go to aid in veterans hous­ing. Visit www.patux­en­thabi­

A “Sip ‘n Paint” event will be held at VFW Post 2632 in Cal­i­for­nia on Satur­day, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per per­son and in­cludes paint­ing sup­plies.

There will also be door prizes. Par­tic­i­pants do not have to be veterans for this fundrais­ing event. Reg­is­tra­tion is due by Nov. 10 by call­ing 301-862-3247 or vis­it­ing sip­pidy­doo­ or email­ing Gay­lene Wade at gayle­newade@ya­ Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church annual fall

din­ner will be on Satur­day, Nov. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. fea­tur­ing stuffed ham, fried oys­ters, steamed shrimp, fried chicken and sides. Fam­ily-style ser­vice or drive-through car­ry­outs will be avail­able at the church in St. Mary’s City. There will be gifts and baked goods for sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-862-4597 or email trin­i­ty­of­ficesmc@gmail.

A yard sale to ben­e­fit the Me­chan­icsville Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad Aux­il­iary will be held Satur­day, Nov. 10, at the squad build­ing from 7 a.m. to noon. Ta­bles can be rented for $10. Call 301-884-5428 for more.

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. through Dec. 17. For more, visit home­grown­far­m­mar­ The Cal­i­for­nia Farm­ers Mar­ket,

lo­cated in the BAE park­ing lot on Route 235 and Town Creek Drive, is open through Nov. 17 on Satur­days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An­gel Wings & Things thrift store

is open Satur­days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun­days 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the for­mer con­vent next to St. Michael’s School and church in Ridge. Donations are ac­cepted on Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the school. For more, call Marti at 301-872-5454.

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 301884-3165.

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.

An­i­mal Adop­tion Days are held by the An­i­mal Re­lief Fund from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­days at the Well Pet Clinic in Mil­li­son Plaza in Lex­ing­ton Park. Call 301-866-0303.

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.fer­al­ca­tres­ for bios. Gifts of cat food and lit­ter will be ac­cepted. To trap a cat to get it vet­ted, email info@ fer­al­ca­tres­

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

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets at 7 p.m. on Satur­days at First Saints Com­mu­nity Church in Leonard­town.

Sun­day, Nov. 11

The annual Leonard­town Veterans

Day Pa­rade will be on Sun­day, Nov. 11. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Brandy Black­stone at­stone@leonard­ or 301-475-9791.

The annual Veterans Day ob­ser­vance pro­gram spon­sored by the

Veterans of He­len will be held on Sun­day, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the mon­u­ment site, lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of routes 5 and 238 in He­len. The com­mu­nity pro­gram serves as a pa­tri­otic trib­ute in honor of those who have served in the armed forces of the United States.

An all-you-can-eat break­fast will be served at the Se­cond District fire­house in Val­ley Lee on Sun­day, Nov. 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for chil­dren ages 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and younger. For more, call 301-994-9999.

A chicken din­ner will be held at the Knights of Colum­bus hall in Ridge on Sun­day, Nov. 11, from 11;30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be baked goods for sale. Call 301-872-4641.

Bingo is hosted by St. John Fran­cis Regis Catholic Church in Hol­ly­wood on Sun­days to ben­e­fit St. John’s School in the Mon­signor Har­ris Cen­ter. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. Din­ner and other re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Call 301-373-2281.

The Con­ver­sa­tion Starters, a coali­tion host­ing a weekly di­a­logue on race in the com­mu­nity, will meet on Sun­days at 3 p.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. For more, email ttopi­cof­con­ver­sa­ or call 240-718-8282.

Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets on Sun­days at 2 p.m. at the All Faith Epis­co­pal Church, lo­cated at 38885 New Mar­ket Turner Road in Me­chan­icsville, and at 7 p.m. at St. An­drew’s Church, lo­cated at 44078 St. An­drew’s Church Road in Cal­i­for­nia.

Mon­day, Nov. 12

Pax River Quil­ters Guild will meet on Mon­day, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Good Sa­mar­i­tan Lutheran Church on Langley Road in Lex­ing­ton Park. There will be quilt­ing demon­stra­tions and mem­bers will share tips. There will be a busi­ness meet­ing, and at­ten­dees can bring items to show and food pantry donations. Visit www.paxriverquilt­

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