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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.first­fri­daysleonard­ 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]­, or Porzia Purvez at 240-895-4960 or [email protected] digshis­ The com­edy “Christ­mas Belles”

will be pre­sented by The New­towne Play­ers at the Three Notch The­atre in Lex­ing­ton Park through 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. new­towne­play­ or by call­ing 301-737-5447. 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://


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 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.mtzion­

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.bethis­

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 240-434-5531. 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.DanceS­tu­­ness.htm for more.

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] our­fa­ther­

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.

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]­ Win­ter Won­der­land Work­shops by the Sot­ter­ley 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.sot­ter­ or call 301373-2280. A free hol­i­day choral con­cert by

En­core Cho­rale 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]­corecre­ativ­ or visit www.en­corecre­ativ­

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.

The Ch­e­sa­peake Choral Arts So­ci­ety’s Re­nais­sance Christ­mas

con­certs will be per­formed at Peace Lutheran Church, lo­cated at 11610 Ru­bina Place in Wal­dorf. 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.chesa­peake­ or re­served by call­ing 301-6420594.

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 443-4045746 or fu­[email protected]­ or Gerry Wood at 301-863-9663 or gb­[email protected]­

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

Christ­mas 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.

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. through Dec. 17. For more, visit home­grown­far­m­mar­

St. An­drew’s Thrift Store, lo­cated at 44078 St. An­drew’s Church Road in Cal­i­for­nia, is open on Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days from 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

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

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. For more, visit or call 301-3733131.

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.

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.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets Sun­days at 4 p.m. at Good Sa­mar­i­tan Church in Great Mills.

Mon­day, Dec. 10

A Red Cross blood drive will be held on Mon­day, Dec. 10, from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the 2nd Dis­trict fire­house in Val­ley Lee. Call 800-REDCROSS for more in­for­ma­tion or to make an ap­point­ment. The CSM Dance En­sem­ble win­ter

per­for­mance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the the­ater at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata cam­pus, Fine Arts Build­ing. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for se­niors/ mil­i­tary with ID/youth. For more, email box­of­[email protected] edu cal 301-934-7828 or visit­mu­nity/ the-arts/the­atre-and-dance/ dance/in­dex. 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.yeck­[email protected]­ 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. south­ern mary­land corvet­te­club. com. 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. Toast­mas­ters Talk of the Town

meets on the se­cond and fourth Mon­days of every month at 11:45 a.m. at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary. Learn how to be­come a bet­ter speaker and pre­sen­ter. For more, con­tact Jen­nifer Fox­wor­thy at fox­wor­[email protected] or 410-4492173 or visit http://club9410. 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.

Tues­day, Dec. 11

The Leonard­town Vol­un­teer

Res­cue Squad Aux­il­iary will hold a fundraiser at Texas Road­house on Tues­day, Dec. 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. Present the server with a copy of the fundraiser flier to have a por­tion of pro­ceeds do­nated. Get the flier at www. 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.

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.nara­[email protected]

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, Dec. 12

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 kim­[email protected] 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.

Thurs­day, Dec. 13

A Santa night spon­sored by The St.

Maries Op­ti­mist Club will be held at the Lex­ing­ton Park li­brary on Thurs­day, Dec. 13, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties, games, re­fresh­ments and a visit by Santa Claus. Col­or­ing books and goodie bags will be given to the first 48 chil­dren to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, email ru­fus. [email protected]

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.leonard­town­ro­

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. PRINTED AND DIS­TRIB­UTED BY PRESSREADER

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