Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, Jan. 11
The Southern Maryland Jeopardy Tournament will be held at Great Mills High School on Friday, Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., hosted by the school’s engineering club. There will be a student tournament followed by an adult tournament. Cost to attend the fundraiser is $5 per person. Companies interested in sponsoring a contestant should contact Allen Skinner at caskin[email protected]cps.org. For more, visit https://schools.smcps.org/gmhs/clubs/84-engineering-club.
Beth Israel Synagogue in Lexington Park will host services led by Rabbi Kenneth Cohen on
Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www. bethisraelmd.org.
A meatloaf dinner will be held at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday Jan. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For more information, call 301-274-3522.
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.
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.
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.
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] ourfathershouseag.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, Jan. 12
The Spirit of Innovation and Freedom, an event featuring live improvisational jazz and a a panel discussion, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. The evening includes a panel discussion and concert highlighting the value and role of improvisation and unconventional thinking in both sound/ music and aerospace technology. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members of the public and $15 for members. For information or to buy tickets, visit http://paxmuseum.org or www.spiritjazzdemocracy.com or call 301-863-1900. A contra dance hosted by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico. The beginners dance workshop (no partner required) starts at 7 p.m., and the dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 or $6 for members (children under 17
are free). There will be an ice cream social during intermission. For more information, visit www.smtmd.org. The Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church hall in Mechanicsville. A business meeting will be followed by painting a Jamie Mills-Price project, “Festive McSparkle,” led by Debbie Williams. Guests should contact the group for supply information. For more information, visit www.smdpaint.org/Calendar. html or contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or [email protected] College of Southern Maryland Super Saturday will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who have applied for admission to the college can complete a variety of tasks to prepare for the upcoming semester, including placement tests, meet with an academic adviser, register for classes and make payment arrangements and purchase books. For more, call 301-934-7765 or visit www. csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/super-saturdays.
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. 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.
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.
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. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. on Saturdays at First
Saints Community Church in Leonardtown.
Sunday, Jan. 13
The Big Conversation Partners for Dismantling Racism and Privilege will present a panel and small group discussion at Patuxent High School in Lusby on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will focus on progress and challenges in public schools related to equity. For more information, call 410326-4948 or email bigcon[email protected]
The Lonesome River Band will be appearing at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Sunday Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. The American Legion Bluegrass series is presented by the Sons of the American Legion and Jay Armsworthy. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the door. Guests can bring nonperishable food items for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland. For more information, visit www.americanlegionbluegrass.com or call 301-737-3004.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the 2nd District firehouse in Valley Lee on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 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, Jan. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $12. Baked goods will be available. For more, call 301872-4641.
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 240-718-8282. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous meets Sundays at 4 p.m. at Good Samaritan Church in Great Mills.
Monday, Jan. 14
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] comcast.net. 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. southernmarylandcorvetteclub.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.easy-speak.org. The Chesapeake Choral Arts Soci
ety will be conducting auditions on Monday, Jan. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. by appointment for singers high school age or older. Alternate dates may be arranged. Auditions will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 11610 Rubina Place in Waldorf. Call Carol at 301642-0594 for audition appointments. For more information, visit www.chesapeakechoral.com.
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. 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.
CABS (Companions and Buddies for Singles), an adult social group of friends, meets every Monday, except on holidays, at 6 p.m. at the Garvey center in Leonardtown. Dues are $15 per year, first four visits are free. For more, visit CABSorg.WixSite.com/CABS or call 240-794-8033.
The Ridge chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Mondays at 5:45 p.m. at First Friendship United Methodist Church in Ridge. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road. Call 800-425-2666.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church, located at 44078 St. Andrews Church Road in California.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
A job fair hosted by The Arc Southern Maryland will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the agency’s Calvert office, located at 355 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment saves time. Bring copies of resume, and fill out an application in advance at www.arcsomd.org/join-ourteam. The Arc assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact Danielle Lee for appointments at [email protected]somd.org or 410535-2413, ext. 221. The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 478, meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Visit www.478.eaachapter.org. Stroke survivors group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Caregivers are welcome. Call 301-475-6019 to register.
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. 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.
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.
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, Jan. 16
The Encore Chorale of Southern Maryland will begin its new season on Jan. 16. The group for adults 55 and older rehearses at Asbury/Solomons in Lusby on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm for 15 weeks. At the end of the season several concerts will be given. New singers of all levels of experience are invited to join. For more information or to register, go to www.encorecreativity.org or call 301-261-5747. The St Mary’s National Active &
Retired Federal Employees will have a luncheon/meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown. Reservations are required and the cost is $16.50. Sheriff’s Cpl. Kristi Nelson will offer information on how to protect yourself against various telephone and email scams. For reservations, contact Joyce Gentillo at 301-645-5006. For other information, contact Geneva at 301-884-5112 or visit www.narfe.org/site/chapter969.
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]
Thursday, Jan. 17
The annual Forrest Center Tech Expo will be on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. Students and parents can meet with staff and learn about the 23 high school completer programs at the career center. For more information, call 301-475-0242.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Calvert County Chapter 1466, will meet at on Thursday, Jan. 17, at noon at the Calvert County Historical Society in Prince Frederick. There will be a presentation by local historian Kenneth A. Schaaf followed by a regular chapter business meeting at 1 p.m. For membership or other information, call 410-586-1441.