Southern Maryland community calendar, June 27-July 3, 2013

Thursday, June 27

Free lunches at schools, for age 18 and younger, sponsored by St. Mary’s County public schools. 11 a.m.-noon Mondays-Thursdays, through Aug. 1, at Lexington Park Elementary School, 46763 Shangri-La Dr., Lexington Park; and noon-1 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, through Aug 1, George W. Carver Elementary School, 46155 Carver School Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-475-4256, Ext. 5, or www.smcps.org.

Little Minnows, for children, a program that includes a live animal from Echoes of Nature. 11 a.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042.

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., Solomons Island Riverwalk. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

WaCaHaSe jam band, performance for the Sunset Concert series. 7 p.m., O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick's Drive and Smallwood Drive W., Waldorf. Free. www.stcharlesmd.com/summer-concert-series.

Friday, June 28

Leonardtown roller skating, 1-3 p.m. Fridays and 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., North Beach Boardwalk, Bay Avenue and Fifth Street. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Saturday, June 29

Indoor flea market, vendors and craftspeople welcome. Last flea market until September. 7 a.m.-noon, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. Table rental, $20. 301-475-9543.

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, Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Barstow. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

La Plata DogFest, your dogs welcome. Agility course, American Kennel Club rally, canine demonstrations and information on canine apparel, grooming, pet sitters, health care, food, dog supplies and services. 9 a.m.-
6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Rd., La Plata. 10; ages 5-12, $5. 301-932-1234 or www.marylanddogfest.com.

Military veterans outreach, information on federal, state and local programs for veterans, plus a job fair and vendors. Co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Village Green Park and Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head. 240-375-4061.

Swing and ballroom dance, a one-hour beginner lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dancing to various styles of music, 8-11 p.m. No experience required; singles welcome. Take a snack to share. Water and soda provided. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. St. John’s Catholic Church, 43950 St. John’s Rd., Hollywood. $8; couples, $15; seniors and students, $5. 301-645-8509.

Sunday, June 30

Civil War lecture and open house, Elmer Biles, park volunteer historian, discusses “The Civil War in Western Charles County,” 2 p.m.; nature walk, 3 p.m. Ongoing children’s crafts and tours of Mount Aventine in the afternoon. Chapman State Park, Mount Aventine, 3452 Ferry Pl., Indian Head. Free. 301-753-6754 or www.friendsofchapmansp.org.

Learn about fossils, take water and comfortable shoes. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 per vehicle. 301-888-1377 or kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Monday, July 1

St. Mary’s sheriff’s youth camp, for incoming fifth- and sixth-grade students in the county, the application deadline is July 1 for the annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Camp DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, which provides information on decision-making, conflict resolution, social media conduct and illegal-drug resistance. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22-25, Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 9094, or www.firstsheriff.com.

Paul Hatfield as vaudevillian “Spats,” early 20th-century-style vaudeville, with storytelling and physical comedy. Bring a canned food donation for a local food pantry. Three shows: 10 a.m., White Marsh Elementary School, 29090 Thompson Corner Rd., Mechanicsville, 301-884-2211; 12:30 p.m., Leonardtown Elementary School, 22558 Duke St., Leonardtown, 301-475-2846; 3 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park, 301-863-8188. Free. www.stmalib.org

Novel discussion, “The White Tiger,” by Aravind Adiga. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library, Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Tuesday, July 2

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., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Dr., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Leonardtown evening storytime, 6 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Leonardtown Lego event, for all ages, build with the library’s Lego pieces. 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Wednesday, July 3

Waldorf Afternoon Kids Club, for ages 6-11, stories, songs, dancing and crafts. 1:30-2:15 p.m., Charles County Public Library, P.D. Brown Branch, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-2864.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

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