Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, July 6
The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival will continue Friday through Sunday, July 6 to 8, and again Thursday through Monday, July 12 to 16, beginning at 7 p.m. each night. There will be food, rides, raffles and games. Unlimited rides per night cost $10, or tickets may be purchased separately. For more information, visit www.hvfd7. com.
The musical “9 to 5” will be presented by The Newtowne Players Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 29, at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. Curtain times are 8 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays, and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, students and military, and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Thursdays all tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased online at www. newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447.
First Fridays festivities in downtown Leonardtown will be held Friday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Bob Schaller & Friends will hold a “Throwback to the 1960s” jam session. There will also be a drum circle starting at 8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council on Washington Street. For more, visit www. first fri days leonard town. com. The River Concert Series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will be held on Fridays through July 20, and on Saturday, July 21.
Grounds open at 5 p.m. and the free performances will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.chesapeakeorchestra.org. Exploration Fridays at Sotterley
Plantation will be held from 1 a.m. to noon featuring guided family-friendly activities. Paint with nature and nature hunt on July 6; trail walk with seek and find on July 13; bug hunt in the gardens on July 20; explore games and toys of 1700s through 1900s on July 27; and try out recycled instruments on Aug. 3. All activities are included with regular site admission. For more, call 301373-2280.
Summer open skate will be held at Leonard Hall Recreation Center in Leonardtown on Fridays through Aug. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $5 per person. Participants can bring their own skates or rent a pair for $2.50. For more, call 301-4754200, ext. *1800.
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.
A seafood dinner featuring soft crabs will be held at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, July 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 to $18. 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 Chris- tian-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.
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.
Al-Anon meets Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at Beacon of Hope in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park.
Saturday, July 7
The Drayden African-American
Schoolhouse, a one-room school that operated from 1890 to 1942, is open to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is located at 18287 Cherryfield Road in Drayden. For more information, call 301994-1471.
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. Visit homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com. The California Farmers Market,
located in the BAE parking lot on Route 235 and Town Creek Drive, is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The North St. Mary’s County
Farmers Market, located at 37600 New Market Road in Charlotte Hall, is open at 8 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The Sotterley Farmer’s Market
is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood. The market features vegetables, fruits, plants and hand-crafted items. For more, call 301-3732280. 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 Cath-
olic 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. 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.
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, July 8
An all-you-can eat breakfast will be held at the 2nd District firehouse in Valley Lee on Sunday, July 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 301-994-9999.
A chicken dinner will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge on Sunday, July 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Baked goods will also be available for sale. For more, 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 email@example.com 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, July 9
A Red Cross blood drive will be held on July 9 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the 2nd District firehouse in Valley Lee. For more information or to schedule a donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood. org. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 23-02 meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department at 13150 H.G. Trueman Road. The public is welcome to attend. For more, email Doug Yeckley at douglas.yeckley@ comcast.net.
Pax River Quilters Guild will meet on Monday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, located at 20850 Langley Road in Lexington Park. There will be an ice cream social, and Shirley Mandler, a representative for a major quilting fabric manufacturer, will join with her sample sale. For more, visit www.paxriverquiltguild.com.
First Missionary Baptist Church will hold its weeklong Vacation
Bible School from July 9 to 13. This year’s theme is “Glow for Jesus.” Classes are open to anyone age 4 or older, and will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the church at 301-863-8388. Hughesville Baptist Church will be hold its Vacation Bible School
from July 9 to 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for children ages 4 years old through sixth grade. Bring kids to join in for fun, crafts, Bible stories and snacks. Registration can be made at www.hughesvillebaptist.com. For more information, email VBS@hughesvillebaptist. com or call 907-274-3672 or 240-254-2765. The Southern Maryland Corvette
Club meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the town commissioner offices in Leonardtown. One does not have to own a Corvette to become a member. Visit www.
St. Mary’s Bosom Pals, a breast cancer support group, holds educational meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at various restaurants. Call Marcia Shapiro at 301-475-6760. 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 information, call 301-9942090.
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. A women’s-only Alcoholics Anon
ymous candlelight step meeting is held Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at On Our Own in Leonardtown. Call 301-997-1066.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church, located at 44078 St. Andrews Church Road in California.
Tuesday, July 10
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. Weigh-in is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting and group therapy. For more information, call Linda Faulstich at 301-9943142. 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 s.m.naranon@ gmail.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, July 11
The Bereaved Parents of the
USA, St. Mary’s chapter, will meet on second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Town Creek Professional Center, located at 22776 Three Notch Road Suite, #202, in Lexington Park. BPUSA is a self help group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child, brother, sister or grandchild at any age and from any cause. For more, call 240895-0129 or email kimler50@ gmail.com. The Hollywood Volunteer Res
cue Squad Auxiliary meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the rescue squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. Anyone wishing to become a member of the auxiliary is encouraged to attend. For more, call 301-373-3131.