Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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.sotterley.org. 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@HSMCdigshistory.org. 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:// encorecreativity.org, call 301-261-5747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.RealLife.us.
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 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 at www.newtowneplayers.org 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 NARFE1466@gmail.com. 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 Lpumcwwgroup@aol.com.
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 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 somdcr.org.
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 visit www.narfe.org/site/chapter969.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, 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:// rvrs5k.eventbrite.com 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. gotrsomd.org.
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. cosmicsymphony.org. 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.TriCountyMemoryWalk.com. 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 www.eventbrite.com/e/ 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 email@example.com
or Gerry Wood at 301-863-9663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.emotionsanonymous.org.
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 email@example.com 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 www.smchd.org/data.