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Wed­nes­day, May 16

Pho­tog­ra­pher Den­nis Brack will present “Pres­i­den­tial picture sto­ries: Be­hind the camera at the White House,” on Wed­nes­day, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Sot­ter­ley Plan­ta­tion in the barn. The show will fea­ture Brack’s work from the Kennedy pres­i­dency to to­day in­clud­ing his in­ter­views with pres­i­den­tial pho­tog­ra­phers. For more in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing Sot­ter­ley Plan­ta­tion events, please visit our web­site at www.sot­ter­ Lit­tle Ex­plor­ers at His­toric St. Mary’s City

will be held on Wed­nes­day, May 16, at 10 a.m. at the Go­diah Spray To­bacco Plan­ta­tion for chil­dren ages 3 to 5 to learn about bugs. Ad­mis­sion is $4 per child or $3 for mem­bers, and ac­com­pa­ny­ing adults visit free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-895-4980 or email info@HSMCdigshis­ The Encore Cho­rale of Southern Mary­land will host a free choral con­cert at Southern Pines Se­nior Cen­ter in Lusby on Wed­nes­day, May 16, at 1 p.m. The choral of adults 55 and older will per­form a va­ri­ety of pieces in­clud­ing “Swingin’ with the Saints,” “West Side Story,” “Viva La Mu­sica!” and more un­der di­rec­tion of con­duc­tor Joey Hoopen­gard­ner. No tick­ets or reser­va­tions re­quired. For more, visit http:// en­corecre­ativ­, call 301-261-5747 or email info@en­corecre­ativ­ Loaves Of Love Food Min­istry and Pantry

at Real Life Wes­leyan Church at 27399 Old Vil­lage Road in Me­chan­icsville of­fers bread, bagels and sweet treats to those in need on Wed­nes­days from 5 to 6:30 p.m., when the pantry is also open, ex­cept on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month when fresh pro­duce is dis­trib­uted. Fresh pro­duce dis­tri­bu­tion is also on sec­ond Thurs­days from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. In ad­di­tion, the pantry is open Sun­days 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-249-6098 or visit

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 women-only Al­co­holics Anony­mous group

meets at 8 p.m. Wed­nes­days at the United Methodist Church on Great Mills Road.

Thurs­day, May 17

The New­towne Play­ers will present “A Night on Broad­way: Sight, Sound and Song” Thurs­day, May 17, through Sun­day, May 20, at Three Notch The­atre in Lexington Park. Cur­tain times are 8 p.m. Thurs­day through Satur­day, and 3:30 p.m. on Sun­day, and the show fea­tures more than 30 mu­si­cal per­for­mances. Tick­ets are $18 for adults, $15 for se­niors, stu­dents and mil­i­tary, or $10 for chil­dren 12 and younger. Tick­ets may be pur­chased on­line at­towne­play­ or re­served by call­ing 301-737-5447.

The Na­tional Ac­tive and Re­tired Fed­eral Em­ploy­ees Association, Calvert County Chap­ter 1466, will meet on Thurs­day, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the Southern Pines Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Lusby. For mem­ber­ship in­for­ma­tion, call 410-586-1441 or email The Leonard­town Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad Aux­il­iary meets on the third Thurs­day of each month at 7 p.m. at the Leonard­town Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad build­ing in Leonard­town. For more in­for­ma­tion on be­com­ing a mem­ber, call Mag­da­line Holmes at 301-475-5624. The Mi­nor­ity Busi­ness Al­liance of St. Mary’s County meets on the third Thurs­day of each month at 26603 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park at 7 p.m. A non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, the al­liance is a net­work of busi­ness own­ers and other pro­fes­sion­als. For more, call 301-8630552.

A widow and wid­ower group meets the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month at Lexington Park United Methodist Church, al­ter­nat­ing be­tween 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (May meet­ing is at 6 p.m.). Any­one who has ever ex­pe­ri­enced the loss of a spouse, whether dating, re­mar­ried or still sin­gle, is wel­comed to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Lpum­cww­

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 301872-4566.

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.

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.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets at 7 p.m. Thurs­days at the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church in Me­chan­icsville.

Fri­day, May 18

Col­lege of Southern Mary­land’s

fac­ulty show­case con­cert will be held on Fri­day, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Leonard­town cam­pus au­di­to­rium in Build­ing A. The Benny C. Mor­gan Recital Se­ries will fea­ture mu­si­cal per­for­mances and read­ings of orig­i­nal po­etry by CSM fac­ulty. Ad­mis­sion to the recital is free. For more, visit www.csmd. edu/com­mu­nity/the-arts/mu­sic/ benny-c-mor­gan-se­ries/in­dex.

Mother Cather­ine Acad­emy will present its school play, “The Wiz­ard of Oz,” on Fri­day, May 18, at 7 p.m. and on Sun­day, May 20, at 2 p.m. at the school in Me­chan­icsville. Tick­ets are $6. For more, call 301884-3165.

In­clu­sive bowl­ing nights sponsored by the Southern Mary­land Com­mu­nity Re­sources will be held on the third Fri­day of ev­ery month through May from 6 to 8 p.m. at Esper­anza Bowl­ing Lanes in Lexington Park. Cost is $12 for two hours of bowl­ing. For more, call Bon­nie El­ward at 301-997–8143 or visit

The St. Mary’s Na­tional Ac­tive and Re­tired Fed­eral Em­ploy­ees As­so­cia

tion will meet on Fri­day, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Olde Bre­ton Inn in Leonard­town. St. Mary’s Mas­ter Gar­den­ers will present in­for­ma­tion on plant­ing small gar­dens. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and cost $16.50 for the lun­cheon meet­ing by con­tact­ing Judy Loflin at 301 872-0064. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-884-5112 or visit­ter969.

A beef brisket din­ner will be held on Fri­day, May 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville. Cost is $10. For more in­for­ma­tion call 301-274-3522.

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.

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.

Al-Anon meets Fri­days from 11 a.m. to noon at Bea­con of Hope in Mil­li­son Plaza in Lexington Park.

Satur­day, May 19

The Ridge Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad 5K

run/walk will be held on Satur­day, May 19, at Point Look­out State Park. Same day reg­is­tra­tion $35, from 7 to 7:50 a.m., and the race be­gins at 8 a.m. First 100 en­trants will get a free event T-shirt. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to https:// or call 301904-2812.

The Girls on the Run 5K will be held on Satur­day, May 19, at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonard­town. Reg­is­tra­tion starts at 7:30 a.m., and the race be­gins at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 to $30. For more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter, visit www. gotr­

The an­nual Praise in the Park hosted by First Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church will be at Chan­cel­lor’s Run Re­gional Park in Great Mills on Satur­day, May 19, from noon to 3 pm. There will be in­spi­ra­tional mes­sages, litur­gi­cal dance, food and fellowship. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-863-8388. COS­MIC Sym­phony sea­son fi­nale, “Porgy and Bess: A Con­cert of Songs,”

star­ring Kevin Short and Mar­sha Thomp­son and also fea­tur­ing the Carter Legacy Singers, will be held on Satur­day, May, 19, at 7 p.m. at Patux­ent Pres­by­te­rian Church in Cal­i­for­nia and on Sun­day May 20, at 5 p.m. at Col­lege of Southern Mary­land, Prince Fred­er­ick cam­pus. For more in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, visit www. cos­mic­sym­ Sot­ter­ley Plan­ta­tion will host Armed

Forces Day cel­e­bra­tion at the his­toric farm in Hol­ly­wood on Satur­day, May 19, with free ad­mis­sion to those with a mil­i­tary ID. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.sot­ter­ley. org.

The Tri-County Mem­ory Walk to honor and re­mem­ber those who died from ad­dic­tion will be held on Satur­day, May 19, at 9 a.m. at Seren­ity Farm in Bene­dict. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sign up, email tri­coun­tymem­o­ry­walk@gmail. com or visit www.Tri­Coun­tyMem­o­ry­ The Southern Mary­land In­ter­faith Day

of Fast­ing and If­tar will be held on Satur­day May 19. Fast­ing time is from 5:21 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. There will be a com­mu­nity if­tar and potluck from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Southern Mary­land Is­lamic Cen­ter in Prince Fred­erck. For more in­for­ma­tion and to RSVP, visit in­ter­faith-fast-com­mu­nity-if­tar-potluck-tick­ets-45555459606.

A spring out­door mar­ket will be held on Satur­day, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ce­cil’s His­toric Dis­trict in Great Mills.

Bingo will be held at the Ridge Knights of Colum­bus hall on Satur­day, May 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Con­ces­sions will be avail­able.

Town Creek yard sale will be held at Corner­stone Church park­ing lot on Satur­day, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the com­mu­nity’s pool restora­tion project. There will be a 50/50 raf­fle, face paint­ing and more. For more in­for­ma­tion or to par­tic­i­pate, call Erin at 301904-7429. The Calvert Artists Guild May Awards Art Show will be held on Satur­day, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sun­day, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southern Mary­land Sailing Association in Solomons. Artists will have work on dis­play and for sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Jan Barr at 443404-5746 or fu­jibarr@com­

or Gerry Wood at 301-863-9663 or gb­wood2@ver­i­

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.

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 301-884-3165.

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 301-8660303. Emo­tions Anony­mous 12-step meet

ings 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@walden­sierra. org or visit www.emo­tion­sanony­

Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets on Satur­days at noon at Bea­con of Hope, lo­cated at 21681 Great Mills Lane in Lexington Park, and at 7 p.m. at First Saints Com­mu­nity Church, St. Paul’s cam­pus, in Leonard­town.

Sun­day, May 20

A spring break­fast sponsored by the Knights of Colum­bus will be held at St. Fran­cis Xavier Church Hall on New­towne Neck Road in Leonard­town on Sun­day, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is a free will do­na­tion to ben­e­fit the pas­toral coun­sel­ing cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Dale Re­barchick at 240-538-3562.

Break­fast will be served on Sun­day, May 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville. Cost is $7. For more in­for­ma­tion call 301-274-3522.

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 in­for­ma­tion, email ttopi­cof­con­ver­sa­ or call 240-7188282.

Mon­day, May 21

A can­di­date fo­rum will be held at the Lexington Park li­brary on Mon­day, May 21, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. fea­tur­ing pri­mary can­di­dates from clerk of the cir­cuit court (Repub­li­can), state senator (Repub­li­can), sher­iff (Repub­li­can), county com­mis­sioner Dis­trict 1 (Repub­li­can) and county com­mis­sioner Dis­trict 2 (Democratic). There will be a meet and greet be­fore the event. Sponsored by the League of Women Vot­ers and the NAACP. A pre­sen­ta­tion and dis­cus­sion about

the Youth Risk Be­hav­ior Survey for St. Mary’s County will be held on Mon­day, May 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s pub­lic schools’ sup­port­ing ser­vices train­ing room, lo­cated at 27190 Point Look­out Road in Loveville, be­hind Ben­jamin Ban­neker El­e­men­tary School. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­

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