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Wed­nes­day, Dec. 5

St. Mary’s County Arts Coun­cil First Wednes

day Work­shop will be held at 22660 Wash­ing­ton St. in Leonard­town on the first Wed­nes­day of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists of all skills lev­els and me­dia are in­vited to visit. Email [email protected] sm­cart.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Leonard­town Lions Club will meet the first Wed­nes­day of each month at the Olde Bre­ton Inn in Leonard­town. Mem­bers and guests meet at 6:30 p.m. and the meet­ing and din­ner starts at 7 p.m. This month’s guest speaker will be An­drea Cum­ber­land, Dis­trict 22-C gov­er­nor. For more, call Ge­orge Kirby at 240-577-0029.

A free can­cer sup­port group is of­fered by the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety and Med­Star St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal for can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies on the first and third Wed­nes­day of every month. Meet­ings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the hos­pi­tal class­room. Call 301-4756070 to reg­is­ter. 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.

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 [email protected]

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, Dec. 6

The Ch­e­sa­peake Cho­ral Arts So­ci­ety’s Re­nais­sance Christ­mas con­certs will be per­formed at Peace Lutheran Church, lo­cated at 11610 Ru­bina Place in Wal­dorf. The Thurs­day, Dec. 6, con­cert at 7:30 p.m. is free and dona­tions will be ac­cepted to ben­e­fit the church’s food pantry. The Satur­day, Dec. 8, con­cert will in­clude a full din­ner at a cost of $40, be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m. The Sun­day, Dec. 9 per­for­mance at 3:30 p.m. will be fol­lowed by a dessert re­cep­tion and tick­ets are $12 to $15. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.chesa­peake­choral.com or re­served by calling 301-6420594.

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 Thurs­days 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 at www. new­towne­play­ers.org or by calling 301737-5447. The St. Mary’s County Recre­ation and Parks

board will meet on the first Thurs­day of each month, at 5:30 p.m., in the Ch­e­sa­peake Build­ing in Leonard­town, un­less oth­er­wise noted. For more, call 301475-4200, ext. *1811. The St. Mary’s In­ter­faith Coun­cil meets on the first Thurs­day of every month in the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary for con­struc­tive di­a­logue and the pro­mo­tion of well-be­ing among res­i­dents of all faiths and spir­i­tual prac­tices. For more, email Michael Martines at [email protected] com. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 255 in­vites all ac­tive-duty per­son­nel and vet­er­ans to

join the monthly meet­ing on the first Thurs­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Look­out Road in Ridge. The aux­il­iary meets at the same date and time. The SAL meets on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 221 in­vites all ac­tive-duty per­son­nel and vet­er­ans to join the monthly meet­ing on the first Thurs­day of each month at the post home at 21690 Colton Point Road in Av­enue. The meet­ing starts at 8 p.m. Visit www.al­post221.webs.com, email al­[email protected] or call 301-8844071 for more. 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 301-872-4566. The South­ern Mary­land Sound Bar­ber­shop

Cho­rus re­hearses Thurs­days from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of The As­cen­sion in Lex­ing­ton Park. 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.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery will be held on Thurs­day at Hugh­esville Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 8505 Old Leonard­town Road. Light snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and meet­ings will start at 7 p.m. This group is a Christ-based min­istry that helps peo­ple deal with their hurts, habits and hang ups in a safe and con­fi­den­tial en­vi­ron­ment. For more, call 301-274-3672 or 240-254-2765 or visit www.hugh­esville­bap­tist.com.

Al-anon meets 7 p.m. Thurs­days at St. An­drew’s Church in Cal­i­for­nia.

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.

Fri­day, Dec. 7

First Fri­days fes­tiv­i­ties in down­town Leonard­town will be held Fri­day, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a drum cir­cle at 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Arts Coun­cil on Wash­ing­ton Street. Par­tic­i­pat­ing mer­chants will be of­fer­ing one-evening only spe­cials and sales as part of the “Keep the Cheer Here” theme. And sis­ters Layla and La­cie James will per­form a free show at 5:30

p.m. at the arts coun­cil on Wash­ing­ton Street. North End Gallery will have a re­cep­tion for its new art show, “The Light Within.” For more, visit www. first­fri­daysleonard­town.com. The Madri­gal Din­ners at His­toric St. Mary’s

City will be held on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. The tra­di­tional evening of din­ing, mu­sic and was­sail will be held in the state house in St. Mary’s City. Cost is $95 or $90 for mem­bers. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and can be made by con­tact­ing Mary Bo­hanan at 240-895-4991 or [email protected]­tory.org, or Porzia Purvez at 240-895-4960 or [email protected] digshis­tory.org.

The Solomons Christ­mas Walk will be held on Fri­day, Dec. 7, and Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. In ad­di­tion to many ac­tiv­i­ties on the is­land, in­clud­ing mu­si­cal live en­ter­tain­ment, vis­i­tors can en­joy An­n­marie Gar­den in Lights and the lighted boat pa­rade in Solomons. The Calvert Marine Mu­seum will of­fer free ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://solomon­s­mary­land.com/ solomons-christ­mas-walk.html. 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 $20 at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.navyalumni.org or email Richard.L.Sny­[email protected] or call 240-298-2279.

A pitch card party to ben­e­fit Me­chan­icsville Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Fri­day of every month through May at the squad build­ing on Flora Cor­ner Road. Snacks and bev­er­ages will be avail­able. Ad­mis­sion is $7; must be 16 or older to play. For more, call 301-884-4108.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Me­chan­icsville will hold an open house Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. fea­tur­ing en­ter­tain­ment for the en­tire fam­ily, in­clud­ing the telling of the story of St. Ni­cholas, car­ols, ap­pe­tiz­ers and a bon­fire. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. mtzion­mech.org.

Beth Is­rael Syn­a­gogue will hold Shab­bat ser­vices with Rabbi Ken­neth Co­hen on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. bethis­raelmd.org.

A seafood din­ner fea­tur­ing oys­ters and other seafood plat­ters will be held at the Hugh­esville Amer­i­can Le­gion on Fri­day, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 to $18. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522.

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 240-4345531.

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.

Overeaters Anony­mous meets on Fri­days at 9 a.m. at Christ Church on Broome’s Is­land Road in Port Repub­lic. For more, call Deb­bie Stock­ton at 301-642-0146.

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

Satur­day, Dec. 8

The St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land cham­ber

singers with or­ches­tra un­der the di­rec­tion of Larry Vote, pro­fes­sor of mu­sic, will per­form Han­del’s “Mes­siah” on Satur­day, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. The con­cert will be held in the Auerbach Au­di­to­rium of St. Mary’s Hall. The event is free of charge and open to the pub­lic.

Break­fast with Santa will be held at the Dr. James A. For­rest Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. Santa will make his en­trance at 8:30 a.m. Break­fast pro­vided by the school’s culi­nary arts stu­dents. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for adults, $5 for stu­dents and free for chil­dren 3 and younger. For more, con­tact Amanda Grana­dos at 301-475-0242, ext. 28210, or ae­grana­[email protected]­cps.org. Win­ter Won­der­land Work­shops by the Sot

ter­ley Gar­den Guild will be held on Dec. 8 at the mu­seum in Hol­ly­wood. Wreath and swag mak­ing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and table­top ar­range­ments and okra an­gels mak­ing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion re­quired and light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. Cost is $30 per work­shop. Or­der tick­ets at www.sot­ter­ley. org or call 301-373-2280. A free hol­i­day cho­ral con­cert by En­core Cho

rale will be pre­sented on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Lex­ing­ton Park United Methodist Church. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-261-5747, email [email protected]­corecre­ativ­ity.org or visit www. en­corecre­ativ­ity.org. The eighth an­nual Christ­mas Gospel Con­cert

pre­sented by The New Briscoe Broth­ers will be held at the Leonard­town fire­house on Satur­day, Dec. 8, to ben­e­fit The Mis­sion home­less shel­ter. Doors open at 5 p.m. and con­cert starts at 5:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $12. For more, con­tact Stacey Briscoe at 301-884-2977.

A food drive hosted by Lex­ing­ton Park Com­mu­nity Ori­ented Polic­ing Unit will be held on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Square in Lex­ing­ton Park. Along with col­lect­ing non­per­ish­able food items for food pantries, the COPs unit will also be col­lect­ing dona­tions of baby food, di­a­pers and wipes for Care Net Preg­nancy Cen­ter. Email Cpl. Tim­o­thy Sny­der at tim­o­thy. sny­[email protected] for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Calvert Artists’ Guild will meet on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at Solomons As­bury Club­House in Solomons. There will be an elec­tion of of­fi­cers and a bud­get re­port, and Deb­o­rah Daniel will present high­lights from the Na­tional Folk Fes­ti­val. Free to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jan Barr at 443-404-5746 or fu­[email protected] com­cast.net or Gerry Wood at 301-8639663 or gb­[email protected]­look.com. The Greater South­ern Mary­land Chap­ter of

the Naval Academy Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will host an Army–Navy game day party on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pax River Ale House in Lex­ing­ton Park. Please RSVP to Rick

Sny­der at Richard.L.Sny­[email protected] or 240-298-2279. All Saints Epis­co­pal Church an­nual Christ

mas mar­ket will be held at the church in Sun­der­land on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be gifts for sale, gourmet co­coa, mu­sic and baked goods.

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.

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 7 p.m. on Satur­days at First Saints Com­mu­nity Church in Leonard­town.

Sun­day, Dec. 9

An open house event to Christ­mas in April,

St. Mary’s County, will be held on Sun­day, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sum­merseat Farm in Me­chan­icsville. Vol­un­teers past and present can at­tend, and there will be a silent auc­tion, mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment and re­fresh­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-884-2905.

A quar­ter auc­tion hosted by St. Mary’s County 4-H pro­gram will be held on Sun­day, Dec. 9, at the St. Mary’s County Fair­grounds. Doors will open at noon and bid­ding starts at 1 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion and reser­va­tions, con­tact Bar­bara Dob­bins at 301-475-4478.

Break­fast with Santa will be held at Our Lady of the Way­side Church, Loretto Hall, in Chap­tico on Sun­day, Dec. 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for chil­dren 6 to 12, and free for chil­dren younger than 5. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Brenda Rus­sell at rs­[email protected] or at 301-247-1871.

Break­fast with Santa will be held at the Hol­ly­wood Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad build­ing on Sun­day, Dec. 9, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $14 for adults, $7 for chil­dren ages 5 to 12, and free for chil­dren younger than 5. There will be model trains on dis­play. Visit www.hvrs. org or call 301-373-3131.

Break­fast with Santa will be held at the 7th Dis­trict fire­house in Av­enue on Sun­day, Dec. 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for se­nior ci­ti­zens, $3 for chil­dren ages 4 to 12 and free for chil­dren 3 and younger.

Break­fast with Santa will be held at the 2nd Dis­trict fire­house on Sun­day, Dec. 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for chil­dren ages 6 to 12 and free for chil­dren 5 and younger. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-994-9999.

Bingo is hosted by St. John Fran­cis Regis Catholic Church in Hol­ly­wood on Sun­days to ben­e­fit St. John’s School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. Din­ner and other re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Call 301-373-2281.

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