Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 301-884-3165.
The Newtowne Players will present “A Night on Broadway: Sight, Sound and Song” on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m., at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. 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.
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 Association 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 301-8845112 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 301-2743522.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Fridays at 7:07 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington Park and at 9:30 p.m. at the Beacon of Hope, located at 21681 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonardtown.
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 301-904-2812.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The Pat Suit Memorial 5K Color Run will be held at St. John’s School in Hollywood on Saturday, May 19. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. to support a scholarship fund and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital cancer care and infusion services. There will also be a one-mile fun run for those younger than 10. The Southern Maryland Deco
rative Painters will meet at on Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church hall on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. A business meeting will be followed by painting a project, “Frosty Snow Globe,” led by Debbie Williams. Guests are welcomed and should contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail.com for supply information. For more, visit www.smdpaint. org. 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 community 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 301-904-7429. 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 443-4045746 or email@example.com or Gerry Wood at 301-863-9663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. On May 12 there will be a launch event for the new My St Mary’s App and also a Mother’s Day craft from 10 a.m. to noon. Visit homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com.
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 301884-3165. 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.
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 pictures and bios. Gifts of cat food and litter will be accepted. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email email@example.com. 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s United Methodist 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.
Open skate nights are held at Leonard Hall Recreation Center in Leonardtown on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. Fee is $5 per person. Participants can bring their own skates or rent a pair for $2.50. For more, call 301475-4200, ext. *1800.
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, 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. The Republican Women St. Mary’s
will meet Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Front Porch Restaurant in Leonardtown. Sen. Steve Waugh (R-St. Mary’s, Calvert) is scheduled to give a legislative session wrap up. New members and guests are welcome. Lunch may be purchased individually. For more, contact Beth Bonifant at 301861-6112 or Lbethbonifant@gmail.com. The Lexington Park Rotary Club
meets Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. at Elements Eatery and Mixology in Lexington Park. Those interested in membership can call Dan Parker, area governor, at 301-904-1743.
The Bread of Life food pantry is open every Monday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark UAME Church, located at 45685 Happyland Road in Valley Lee. For more, call 301-994-2090.
CABS (Companions and Buddies), a single adult social group of friends of approximate age of 50 and older, meets Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Garvey center in Leonardtown. For more information, call 240309-4336.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road. Call 800-425-2666.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church, located at 44078 St. Andrews Church Road in California.
Tuesday, May 22
The Fifth District Homemakers meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall. Call 301-884-7071. Sea Scout Ship 548 and the Girl
Scout Mariners meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Small Craft Guild at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. Youth and adults interested in sailing and water activities are invited. Call Doug at 410-326-4291 or visit www.seascoutship548.com.
Bingo is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 255 in Ridge. Doors open
at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call after 6 p.m. at 301-872-5349.
The COSMIC Flute Choir meets Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Some proficiency is required. For more information, call Linda at 301-994-9688. The Southern Maryland Concert Band rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Thomas Stone High School band room in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-884-5848.
Emotions Anonymous will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Hall, located at 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. The California chapter of TOPS,
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Tuesdays at Maximum Gym in California. Weigh-in is from 7 to 7:15 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 184, meets every Tuesday at the former Hollywood Elementary School building on Mervell Dean Road. Weighin is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting and group therapy. For more information, call Linda Faulstich at 301-994-3142. A Southern Maryland Nar-Anon family group meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southern Community Center in Lusby. The group offers a recovery program for those affected by a friend’s or family member’s drug addiction. For more, email email@example.com.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul’s campus, classroom 8, located at 25550 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, and at 8:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.
Wednesday, May 23
The 7th District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a fundraising fried chicken dinner at Kevin’s Corner Kafe in Leonardtown on Wednesday, May 23, from 3 to 9 p.m. Cost is $9.99, and carryouts will be available. 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.