Southern Maryland community calendar, April 10-17, 2014

April 10
Thursday, April 10

College of Southern Maryland open house, meet with members of the faulty and staff, and learn about financial aid and academic programs. 5-7 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-934-7878.

Solomons family night and waffles, activities and crafts associated with “Everything on a Waffle,” by Polly Harvath. A waffle with toppings will be included. 7-8 p.m., Calvert Library Southern branch, 13920 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons. Free; registration required. 410-326-5289.

“Taxes: Which? How Much? Why? A Cost-Benefit Analysis,” co-sponsored by the Commission for Women. 7-8:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, 115 J.W. Williams Rd. Free. 443-550-6000.

Friday, April 11

Accokeek fish fry, eat in or carryout. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 15769 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. $10; age 12 and younger, $5. 301-292-6104.

Saturday, April 12

Swing and ballroom dance, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. Lessons, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m., Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills. 301-994-0525 or somdballroom@gmail.com.

Artist access day at the park, provided by the Division of Natural Resources, for artists and photographers. See the sun rise over the bay. 6-9 a.m., Flag Ponds Nature Park, Flag Pond Parkway, Lusby. Free. 410-535-5327.

Unity in our community forum: “Our Community, Our Future,” presented by the Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry, 2500 Davis Rd., Waldorf. Free; registration required. 301-753-1759, www.csmd.edu/diversityinstitute or amorton@csmd.edu.

Asbury Solomons sale, new and used clothing and accessories. Proceeds benefit the benevolent care fund. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Asbury Solomons community, 11100 Asbury Cir. Admission, free. 410-394-3029.

Leonardtown Easter egg festival, egg hunts for various age groups, carnival rides, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny, hosted by St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Department. Rain or shine. Noon-4 p.m., St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. $5 to take part in the hunt. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800, or www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/easter.

“The Great Book Giveaway,” with book displays and volunteers reading books to children. Sponsored by the Children’s Aid Society. 2-4 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. kbrezina@thechildrensaid.org or 410-414-4998.

Career and college fair and basketball showcase, military recruiters, college recruiters and financial aid tables where students can learn about grants and scholarships. Also, veterans game to honor the troops and a high school “rising stars” game. Hosted by Basketball 4LYFE and NAACP. 2-6 p.m., Great Mills High School, 21130 Great Mills Rd., Great Mills. Free. 202-329-4233. www.basketball4lyfe.com or basketball4lyfe@gmail.com.

Pitch card game party, 7:30 p.m., Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, 15245 Prince Frederick Rd., Hughesville. $5. 301-274-3368.

American Legion country dance, lessons, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Stallings-Williams Auxiliary Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. $10. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost2106.org.

Sunday, April 13

Valle Lee breakfast, all you can eat. 8-11 a.m., 2nd District Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. $8; children, 6-12, $4. 301-994-9999.

American Legion bluegrass concert, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and Charlie Thompson and Bottom County Bluegrass. Fried chicken will be sold before the show. Concert, 2 p.m.; doors open at noon. American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd., Hughesville. $15. www.americanlegionbluegrass.com or 301-737-3004.

Chesapeake Beach breakfast, all you can eat. 8-11 a.m., Stallings-Williams Auxiliary Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. $10. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost2106.org.

Monday, April 14

Calvert Hospice grief workshop, a five-week course that begins from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Burnett Calvert Hospice House, 4550 Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $25 donation requested; registration deadline is Thursday. 410-535-0892, Ext. 4008, or astavely@calverthospice.org.

Battle Creek photography camp, for children 10-13 interested in photographing the outdoors. Take a point-and-shoot camera. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, 2880 Grays Rd. $12; members, free. 410-535-5327.

Lexington Park kids’ karaoke, for ages 6-12. 3-4 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Pax Rivers Quilters meeting, member Marilyn Horton will discuss her trip to Bali and batik fabrics. Take a food donation and block of the month. 6:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park. juliagraves82@gmail.com or www.paxriverquiltguild.com.

Tuesday, April 15

Lunar eclipse event, for all ages. weather permitting. Eclipse totality will be from 3:06-4:25 a.m. 2-5:30 a.m., Kings Landing Park, Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown. Free; registration required. 410-535-2800.

Children’s “Crafternoon,” for ages 4-12, a spring craft. 1-4 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Chesapeake Beach steak dinner, 5:30-7 p.m. Stallings-Williams Auxiliary Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. $10. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost2106.org.

Wednesday, April 16

Children’s “Crafternoon,” for ages 4-12, a spring craft. 1-4 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

And the Mountains Echoed,” a discussion of the book by Khaled Hosseini. Copies available. 6 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Water main connector project hearing, sponsored by the St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission, on the Route 235 to Airport Road water main connector project. 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission, 23121 Camden Way, California. 301-737-7400, Ext. 301.

Thursday, April 17

The Marriage Plot,” discussion of the book by Jeffrey Eugenides. Copies available. 7 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Waldorf NARFE meeting, for Chapter 1972 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. A program on identity theft will be presented by Charles County sheriff’s officers. 10 a.m., Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl. 301-645-3077.

Calvert NARFE meeting, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, brown bag event co-sponsored with Calvert County Historical Society. Discussion of “Vestiges of the War of 1812 in Maryland.” Noon, Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-586-1441.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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