Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, July 11
The Chautauqua Series will present Eleanor Roosevelt on July 11 at 6:45 p.m. and Thurgood Marshall on July 12 at 6:45 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Fine Arts Building theater. This year’s program follows the theme “seeking justice” and is presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership with CSM with support from Old Line Bank. Free. For more, visit www.csmd.edu/community/thearts/special-events/chautauqua or call 301-934-7828. 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. Call 240-895-0129 or email email@example.com. The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue 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.
American Legion Post 255 SAL meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Lookout Road in Ridge.
Look Good, Feel Better will be offered on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Care and Infusion Services at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital partners with the National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society to offer this free program for cancer patients that is designed to help female patients improve their appearance and self-image by learning beauty techniques to overcome side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Call 240434-7247 to register. 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. The Toastmasters, a communication forum for people to improve communication and leadership skills, is held on second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. For more, email Loretta Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Leonardtown chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 327, meets Wednesdays in the Garvey senior center in Leonardtown. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Fran at 301-994-0529.
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, July 12
The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department’s
annual carnival will continue 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 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.
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. Call 301-872-4566. The Southern Maryland Sound Tri-County
Barbershop Chorus rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Leonardtown campus of the College of Southern Maryland. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-904-9591.
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 443-497-5810.
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, July 13
The Southern Maryland Film Festival will be held July 13 and 14 in Leonardtown. There will be various films to view and different venues. For more information, visit www.smdff.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The River Concert Series at St. Mary’s Col
lege 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. Take a 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 301-373-2280.
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.
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 301-475-4200, ext. *1800.
Obesity Prevention Support classes are offered free on Fridays from 8 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance Studio Twelve Twelve, located at 23476 Three Notch Road in California. This is a lifestyle education program and freestyle dance is demonstrated for daily exercise. Visit www. DanceStudio1212.com/wellness.htm for more.
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, call 240-434-5531.
A pork ribs dinner will be held at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, July 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. For more information, call 301-274-3522.
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.
Al-Anon meets Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at Beacon of Hope in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park.
Saturday, July 14
Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival will be held on Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point. Featured will be artists Tracy Hamlin, Jackiem Joyner
and Nick Colionne. Tickets are $65. For more, visit www.instantseats.com/ events/PJSF or call 301-769-2222.
Sharkfest will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn about and see sharks. Regular museum admission applies. For more, visit www. calvertmarinemuseum.com. Historic St. Mary’s City “Adults Only Tour”
will be held on July 14 at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The hour-long tours will give visitors a glimpse into the sordid side of Maryland’s past. Due to adult content, attendees must be 18 old older. The cost of the program is $20, or $15 for members, and due at time of registration. To make a reservation or for more information, call 240-895-4990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The annual summer dinner at Trinity Epis
copal Church in St. Mary’s City will be on Saturday, July 14, from noon to 5 p.m. featuring crab cakes, baked ham and fried chicken. Desserts available. Eat in or carry out. Cost is $26 for adults, $12 for children ages 6 to 12 or free for children 5 and younger. For more, call 301-862-4597 or email parishadmin@ olg.com. The Southern Maryland Decorative Paint
ers will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Immaculate Conception Church hall, located at 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. A business meeting will be followed by painting a Sandra Philips project, “Blow Fish and Angel Fish Trivets.” Guests are welcomed and should contact the group for supply information. For more, contact Garnett Joy at 301-8842835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail. com or visit www.smdpaint.org. The Calvert Artists’ Guild annual July Art
Show will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southern Maryland Sailing Association in Solomons. The public can view and purchase artworks from a dozen Southern Maryland artists. For more information, contact Jan Barr at 443-404-5746 or email@example.com or Gerry Wood at 301-863-9663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 301-373-2280. 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 301-866-0303.
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 email@example.com or visit www.emotionsanonymous.org. Sunday, July 15
Breakfast will be served at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Sunday, July 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $7. For more information, call 301274-3522.
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, email ttopicofconversation@ gmail.com or call 240-718-8282.
Monday, July 16
Hollywood United Methodist Church’s va
cation Bible school will be held from July 23 to 27 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. for ages 4 years old through rising sixth graders. The church is located at 24422 Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood. The registration deadline for this free Bible school is Monday, July 16. For more, visit www.hollywoodumcmd.org and search under the children’s ministry section.