Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.smccc.org. 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@HSMCdigshistory.org.
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. csmd.edu/events_night_of_engineering.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@ smcart.org 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 email@example.com.
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 LFSbingo@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 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@ maryland.gov.
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. Visit www.smrhs. 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.leonardtownrotary.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. hughesvillebaptist.com.
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. eventbrite.com 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. Toastmasters.org.
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@ ourfathershouseag.org.
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. smtmd.org 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 www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/ 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. mtzionmech.org. 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.patuxenthabitat.org.
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 sippidydoodah.com or emailing Gaylene Wade at email@example.com. 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 homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com. 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.feralcatrescue.com for bios. Gifts of cat food and litter will be accepted. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email info@ feralcatrescuemd.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emotionsanonymous.org.
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 at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.paxriverquiltguild.com.