Southern Maryland community calendar, Sept. 20-27

September 19, 2012
Thursday, Sept. 20

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Calvert County chapter meeting will feature a short presentation by the office of Sen. Steny Hoyer (D). 1 p.m., Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-586-1441 or NARFE1466@gmail.com.

Home-schooling discussion, an overview of library resources available for homework and projects. 6 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Public forum on prescription drug abuse, sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. Refreshments available. 6:30-8 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-3733.

Book discussion,The Cellist of Sarajevo,” by Steven Galloway. 7 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Friday, Sept. 21

Boardwalk farmers market and car show, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and local wines, plus classic cars and live music. 6-9 p.m., Bay and Chesapeake avenues, North Beach. www.calvertag.com or 301-855-6681.

Art fair at the farmers market, local artists display their works at the weekly farmers market. 6-9 p.m. , North Beach Boardwalk. 301-855-6681 or www.northbeachmd.org .

Southern Maryland Itchin to Stitch club, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-705-7586.

Steak and shrimp dinner, hosted by the American Legion. Platters and sandwiches available; eat-in or carry-out. 5-8 p.m., Legion Post 221, 21690 Colton Point Rd., Avenue. 301-769-4569 or www.alpost221.webs.com.

American Legion dinner, hosted by the Legion auxiliary. 5:30-7 p.m., Legion Post 206, 3330 N. Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. $10. 443-964-5461 or www.ALPost206.org.

Square dancers open house, hosted by Aqua Squares, for those interested in learning the steps. 7-9:30 p.m., Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. www.aquasquaredancers.org or 301-855-7937.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Adult education program orientation, for those preparing to take the GED test or who are pursuing an external diploma program. 9 a.m., Hunting Creek Annex, 4105 Old Town Rd., Huntingtown. Free. 410-535-7382 or www.calvertnet.k12.md.us.

Asbury-Solomons sale, new and gently used clothes, accessories and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the benevolent care fund. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Asbury-Solomons Island, 11100 Asbury Circle. 410-394-3483.

Foreclosure prevention workshop, hosted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Presentations by loan services, pro bono legal experts and housing counselors. Take paperwork such as foreclosure notices, pay stubs and household budget ledgers. 9 a.m., College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 800-396-1274, Ext. 3050, or www.mdhope.org.

Autumn festival and quilt show, iincludes quilts and other crafts, produce, flowers, plants and a yard sale. Crab cake and fried chicken dinner; carry-out available. Noon-5 p.m., Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, 5400 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Dinners, $18; ages 7-12, $7. 410-586-1716.

Nanjemoy Heritage Day, includes live music, a parade, arts and crafts, games and classic cars. Noon-3 p.m., Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd. Free. 301-246-9612.

Open skate night, for all age, sponsored by St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800.

St. Mary’s “Star Party,” observe the night sky through a variety of astronomical equipment. 8 p.m., Cecil Park, 19241 St. Georges Church Rd., Valley Lee. Free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800 or www.smas.us.

Barstow farmers market, vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and bedding plants from local farms, plus seafood and baked goods. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Barstow. www.calvertag.com or 410-535-4583.

Sunday, Sept. 23

“Benefit at the Beach,” fundraiser for Frankie Hayward III features a car, bike and truck show, live music, vendors, raffles and an auction. Noon-4 p.m., on the waterfront between Third and Seventh streets, North Beach. 301-855-6681, kristenfreeman15@yahoo.com or npopovich22@yahoo.com.

Concert: “Organ Plus One,” 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. Free-will offering. 410-535-2897.

Monday, Sept. 24

Monday morning movies, stories, songs and movies for children and their caregivers. 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Books and Toys” program, for parents, caregivers and children. While children have a playtime, adults will discuss “The Buddha in the Attic,” by Julie Otsuka. 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Southern branch, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

Adult education program orientation, for those preparing to take the GED test or who are pursuing an external diploma program. 5:30 p.m., Appeal Elementary School, 11655 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. Free. 410-535-7382.

Free e-books, learn how to download the library’s free e-books. Take a laptop or tablet computer. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

Prince Frederick farmers market, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and local wines. 3-7 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. www.calvertag.com or 410-535-4583.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Patuxent Partnership brown bag series, open to the general public. Take a bag lunch. 11:30 a.m.-
1 p.m., Wyle Conference Center North, 22309 Exploration Dr., Lexington Park. Free. www.paxpartnership.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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