Southern Maryland community calendar, Aug. 8-15, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 8

Kids “Can You Dig It?,” for kindergartners through fifth-graders, a story, craft and snack; theme covers people, animals and things to dig. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 410-257-2101; and a theme about the ground, Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Free.

Children’s book fest, for students in grades 5-7. Snacks, activities and discussion of “Jake and Lily,” by Jerry Spinelli. 6:30-8 p.m. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411; Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289; Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 410-257-2101. Free.

“Thrills and Spills: The Golden Era of Powerboat Racing in Southern Maryland,” exhibit traces the once-popular sport through photographs, artifacts of the era, video and the stories of local racers. 10-5 p.m. daily, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. $9; seniors and military, $7; ages 5-12, $4; 4 and younger, free. 410-326-2042.

Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab tours, behind-the-scenes look at the laboratory. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501, www.jefpat.org or jppm@mdp.state.md.us.

Solomons farmers market, fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 4-8 p.m., the Riverwalk on Solomon’s Island. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

“Introduction to PowerPoint 2010,” for adults, learn how to create multimedia presentations and special effects. Participants must have basic computer skills. 5:30 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free, registration required. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Bay Breeze concert series, the U.S. Naval Academy Band’s Commandant’s Combo. 7:30 p.m., Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-3892 or www.cbrm.org.

Friday, Aug. 9

Leonardtown roller skating, 1-3 p.m. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. Admission, $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1804.

North Beach farmers market, fruit,vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 6-9 p.m. Fridays, North Beach Boardwalk, Bay Avenue and Fifth Street. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Native plants gardening program, “Garden Smarter: Create a Habitat With Native Plants.” 10-11:30 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Asbury Solomons senior community sale, new and used clothing, accessories, housewares, books and other items. To benefit charity. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Asbury Solomons, 11100 Asbury Cir., Solomons. 410-394-3483.

5K/10K walk/run, sponsored by Leadership Southern Maryland and the Women in Defense’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter. Proceeds to benefit youth leadership scholarship funds. 10 a.m.; races start at the Cedar Point Golf Club, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, 23204 Cedar Point Rd., Patuxent River. 5K, $40; 10K, $35. 240-725-5469 or leadsomd@verizon.net.

“The Secret Life of Bugs,” learn about different species and how to conquer a fear of insects. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 a car. 301-888-1377 or kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Barstow farmers market, fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Barstow. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Start park fossil program, find fossils and learn how the cliffs were formed. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 a car. 301-888-1377 or kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Monday, Aug. 12

Smilla’s Sense of Snow,” discussion of the book by Peter Hoeg. Copies available. 6 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Pax River Quilters Guild meeting, lecture and trunk show. Bring a Christmas ornament and discuss ideas. New members welcome. 6:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park. $5. timsbiggirl@gmail.com.

Public information meeting, offered by Charles County Sheriff’s office for comment on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement. The office is seeking its fourth accreditation. 6 p.m. Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. Free. 301-609-6419.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

JobSource mobile career center, assistance for those looking for a job. 1-4 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Informational meeting, offered by St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission on water meter installation. 7 p.m. Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, 46900 Shangri La Dr., Lexington Park. Visit METCOM’s Web site at www.metcom.org.

Summer Wii program, for all ages. Bring an E-rated game and controller and compete with others. 2-3:30 p.m., Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Prince Frederick farmers market, fruit,vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Dr., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14

JobSource Mobile Career Center, assistance for those looking for a job. 1-4 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Thursday, Aug. 15

The Right-Hand Shore,” discussion of the book by Christopher Tilghman. Copies of book are available. 7 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Resume and cover letter workshop, learn how to create a good resume. Bring one or start a new one at the meeting. 1-3 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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