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Fri­day, Nov. 30

Have cof­fee with the sher­iff on Fri­day, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. at the Gar­vey Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter. Spon­sored by the Triad/SALT Coun­cil, this is an op­por­tu­nity to talk di­rectly with Sher­iff Tim Cameron (R). Con­tact Sarah Miller at [email protected] or 301-475-4200, ext. 71073, to RSVP.

A win­ter owl prowl hosted by the South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 30, from 8 to 9 p.m. at Myr­tle Point Park in Cal­i­for­nia. Meet up at the gate for the field trip to call out res­i­dent owls at the park. Event is weather de­pen­dent, so RSVP with phone/email ad­dress to Bob Boxwell at bob­[email protected]

hot­ or 410-610-5124. A lec­ture about re­cent re­search on Egyp­tian mum­mies by Sa­har Saleem, pro­fes­sor of ra­di­ol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Cairo, will take place Fri­day, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in Cole Cin­ema at St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land’s Cam­pus Cen­ter. The event is free of charge and open to the pub­lic.

The mu­sic de­part­ment of St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s hol­i­day opera “Amahl and the Night Visi

tors” at the Bruce Davis The­ater on the col­lege’s cam­pus on Fri­day, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. and Satur­day, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. The con­certs are free of charge and open to the pub­lic, but seat­ing is limited. Reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing 240-895-4498. The com­edy “Christ­mas Belles”

will be pre­sented by The New­towne Play­ers at the Three Notch The­atre in Lex­ing­ton Park from Nov. 30 to Dec. 16. Per­for­mances will be Thurs- days through Satur­days at 8 p.m., with Sun­day mati­nees at 3:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $15 for adults; $12 for se­niors, stu­dents and mil­i­tary; and $10 for chil­dren age 12 and younger. Thurs­days only, all seats are $10. Tick­ets may be pur­chased at­towne­play­ or by call­ing 301-737-5447.

A ham din­ner with cab­bage and boiled potatoes will be held at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville on Fri­day, Nov. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522.

Beth Is­rael Syn­a­gogue will hold Shab­bat ser­vices with Rabbi Ken­neth Cohen on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bethis­

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 cel­e­bratere­cov­[email protected]­fa­ther­

Alcoholics Anony­mous meets 7 p.m. Fri­day at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonard­town.

Satur­day, Dec. 1

Sum­merseat Farm will host its

Christ­mas open house on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, hay rides, cider and cook­ies, a visit

by Santa Claus and tours of the manor house at the his­toric farm in Me­chan­icsville. Cost is a re­quested $10 do­na­tion per fam­ily. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-373-6607 or visit www. sum­merseat­ Hospice of St. Mary’s an­nual

Fes­ti­val of Trees will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in Cal­i­for­nia. The free fam­ily friendly event will fea­ture dec­o­rated trees and wreaths to ad­mire and bid on in sup­port of hospice. There will be live mu­sic, food, shop­ping and a visit by Santa. For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing a sched­ule of en­ter­tain­ment, visit www.hos­pice­of­st­marys. org/fes­ti­val­oftrees.

A WWII hangar dance to cel­e­brate Naval Air Sta­tion Patux­ent River’s 75th an­niver­sary

will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Patux­ent Naval Air Mu­seum. Tick­ets are $70 per per­son and in­clude a drink ticket, ap­pe­tiz­ers, buf­fet din­ner and danc­ing to the Ch­e­sa­peake Swing Band. Spon­sored by the St. Mary’s County Cham­ber of Com­merce. Get tick­ets at sm­c­cha­m­ Call 301-737-3001 for more in­for­ma­tion. A con­cert fea­tur­ing Jody Mar­shall

and Friends will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church parish hall, lo­cated on Zach Fowler Road in Chap­tico. This folk group will present lilt­ing jigs, rol­lick­ing reels, three-part har­mony vo­cals and knock-your-socks-off ar­range­ments. Spon­sored by South­ern Mary­land Tra­di­tional Mu­sic and Dance. Tick­ets are $15 or $10 for mem­bers. For more, visit A hol­i­day horse open house at

Green­well State Park in Hol­ly­wood will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. This free fam­ily event of­fers a great time to take hol­i­day photos with horses, make a fes­tive craft, meet goats and sheep, and en­joy the beauty of Green­well. For more, call 301-373-9775 or visit http:// green­well­foun­da­ Holy Face Church an­nual Ad­vent

fes­ti­val will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sun­day, Dec. 2, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Satur­day evening will fea­ture a bon­fire, hay ride, Christ­mas carols sung by the choir, and a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be food and craft ven­dors. Sun­day be­gins with a pan­cake break­fast spon­sored by the Knights of Colum­bus, fol­lowed by a chil­dren’s liv­ing na­tiv­ity and story telling by St. Nick. Pigs feet, chit­ter­lings, fried fish and

fried chicken din­ners will be sold at Bethesda United Methodist Church on St. Ge­orge’s Road in Val­ley Lee on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will also in­clude sides of can­died yams, col­lard greens, potato salad, corn bread, dessert and soda. Cost is $17 or $25 for a combo din­ner of two en­trees. Eat in or take out. For more in­for­ma­tion or to place pre-or­ders by Nov. 30, call 301-994-9416, 301-481-8264 or 240-434-6690. A Christ­mas bazaar and craft show

spon­sored by the Golden Beach/ Patux­ent Knolls Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Golden Beach fire­house, lo­cated at 29848 Therese Cir­cle in Me­chan­icsville. Kids can get pic­tures with Santa. There will be ven­dors, door prizes and food for sale. To rent a ta­ble, call Carol Far­ley at 240-299-9091.

A craft and ven­dor fair will be held at the Leonard Hall Recre­ation Cen­ter on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Gar­vey Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter, and is open to the pub­lic fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of products. For more in­for­ma­tion, email gsac­coun­[email protected] A hol­i­day craft fair hosted by PABA

(Par­ents Af­fected by Ad­dic­tion) will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seren­ity Farms in Bene­dict. Pro­ceeds will be do­nated to Mary­land Heroin Aware­ness Ad­vo­cates. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Paba­[email protected] ya­ or call 301-848-6449. Me­chan­icsville Vol­un­teer Fire

De­part­ment Santa Bingo will be played on Satur­day, Dec. 1, at the fire­house. Doors open at noon and games start at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 for 10 games. Ages 4 to 12 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. There will be toy prizes, a raf­fle and re­fresh­ments for sale. For more, visit

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. 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.

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.fer­al­ca­tres­ for pic­tures and bios. Gifts of cat food and lit­ter will be ac­cepted. To trap a cat to get it vet­ted, email [email protected]­al­ca­tres­

Sun­day, Dec. 2

The an­nual Jones Thomp­son Gospel

Sing will be held on Sun­day, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Hol­ly­wood Church of the Nazarene on Sot­ter­ley Road, fea­tur­ing the bands Blue­grass Gospel Ex­press and Son­rise. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-925-5613 or 301-373-2130 or visit­grass­gospel­ex­ The St. Cle­ment’s mu­seum will host

its hol­i­day open house on Sun­day, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. when vis­i­tors can en­joy free ad­mis­sion, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, re­fresh­ments, games and face paint­ing, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, a talk by Dr. Thomas Ger­ard, the first owner of St. Cle­ment’s Is­land, and mu­sic by the COS­MIC Flute Orches­tra. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.face­book. com/SCIMu­seum. The Health Share Hol­i­day Home Tour

will be held on Sun­day, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at seven homes in the 7th Dis­trict. Cost is $50 for the en­tire tour or $10 per home, and pro­ceeds ben­e­fit St. Mary’s Health Share. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sh­eryl Tart at 301-904-2801 or slip­cov­er­cot­[email protected]

A book sign­ing for “Whis­pers From the Colo­nial Past: A Self-Guided Walk­ing Tour of His­toric St. Mary’s

City,” will be held at the home of Betsy and Nor­man Ma­son in Wilde­wood on Sun­day, Dec. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The book was writ­ten by El­lynne Brice Davis, il­lus­trated by Joyce Judd and edited by Myra Raspa. A por­tion of the sales from each book will be do­nated to the St. Mary’s County Re­tired Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s high school schol­ar­ship fund. Call 301-475-2577 or 301-7373404, or email Lyn­[email protected] or [email protected] ver­i­, for di­rec­tions and for more in­for­ma­tion. The Knights of St. John In­ter­na­tional

Com­man­dery 386, af­fil­i­ated with Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Catholic Church in Me­chan­icsville, meets the first Sun­day of each month at noon. This is a fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion of Catholic men who must be rec­om­mended by their pas­tor. Knights of Colum­bus are also wel­come to join. 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 ttopi­cof­con­ver­sa­[email protected] or call 240-7188282.

Mon­day, Dec. 3

The Greater South­ern Mary­land Chap­ter of the Naval Academy Alumni

As­so­ci­a­tion will spon­sor its Eggs ‘N Legs Break­fast on Fri­day, Dec. 7, at the NAS Pax River’s Edge Club. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the cost is $15 per per­son with ad­vance on­line pay­ment or $20 at the door. Reg­is­ter by Mon­day, Dec. 3, at www.navyalumni. org or by email to Richard.L.Sny­[email protected] or by call­ing 240298-2279. The Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Re­serve

As­so­ci­a­tion meets the first Mon­day of the month at 6 p.m. at the branch home, lo­cated ½ mile south of Patux­ent River Naval Air Sta­tion’s Gate 2. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Karen at 301863-6117, Shirly at 301-481-9655 or the branch home at 301-8638291.

Tues­day, Dec. 4

The Ki­wa­nis Club of St. Mary’s

County meets the first Tues­day of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Cor­ral for the gen­eral meet­ing, and the third Tues­day of the month for its board meet­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-872-4250 or visit www. stmaryscoun­tyki­wa­ 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. seascout­

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