Southern Maryland community calendar,April 11-18

April 10, 2013
Thursday, April 11

“Calvert Conversations,” local-history discussions, 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Basket Bingo, hosted by the rescue squad auxiliary. 5:30 p.m., Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, 22733 Lawrence Ave. $20; extra books, $5; book of four games, $4. 301-536-0619.

Gardening program, information on the best conditions for growing vegetables. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” reading program for children in kindergarten through third grade. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Grant-writing workshop, presented by Caroline Herbert of the Foundation Center. 1-3 p.m. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Small Business Administration program, information on starting and financing a business, programs offered by the SBA. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 410-962-6195, Ext. 338 or www.stmalib.org.

“A Taste of History: How African American Foods Influenced Our Modern Cuisine,” 10 a.m.-noon, Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. $15. 301-373-2280 or www.sotterley.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tidewater School, 120 Cox Rd., Huntingtown. Free. 410-257-0533 or www.tidewaterschool.org.

Skate night, for all ages, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Department. Leonardtown Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr. $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800, or www.co.saint-marys.md.us.

Treasures sale, 8 a.m.-noon, All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s, routes 2 and 4, Sunderland. 301-855-7570.

Country dance, one-hour lessons, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.-midnight. American Legion Stallings-Williams, Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. $15. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost206.org.

Gardening program, growing herbs. 10-11:30 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Rail bed hike, hosted by Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Explore the sections of the historic “right-of-way” of the old railway. 9 a.m. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-3892.

BMX demonstration, presented by Mike Schwartz of Mike’s Bikes and the BMX racing team. 10 a.m.-noon, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Motorcycle emergency incident management training program, with information on bystander care for riders, road captains, emergency responders and advocates. Hosted by the Southern Maryland Motorcycle Safety Rally Safety Task Force and Red Knights. Sign in, 7:30 a.m.; class, 8 a.m. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, 24801 Three Notch Rd., Hollywood. $65. 443-532-5315, 443-532-4409, kwelling@comcast.net or jonriffe@yahoo.com.

All-you-can-eat breakfast, hosted by the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. 8-11 a.m., at the firehouse, 45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee. Adults, $8; 6-12, $4. 301-994-9999.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

Monday morning movies, 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

All-you-can-eat breakfast, hosted by American Legion Post 206 Auxiliary. 8-11 a.m., American Legion Stallings-Williams, Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. Adults, $10; 6-12, $5. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost206.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Town hall meeting, hosted by Charles County commissioners President Candice Quinn Kelly. 6:30 p.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swanson, Indian Head. Free. 301-645-0580 or HuntC@CharlesCounty.org.

Knitting and “Downton Abbey,” take a knitting or crochet project and watch the PBS series. 5-6:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Volunteer program, offered by the Charles County Literacy Council for those who would like to work one-on-one with adults to work on reading, writing, math and English. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the council, 10250 Laplata Rd., La Plata. 301- 934-6488 or www.charlescountyliteracy.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Book discussion,Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” by Katherine Boo. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

Book discussion, Skeletons at the Feast,” by Chris Bohjalian. 2-3:30 p.m. Calvert Library Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Rd., Owings. Free. 410-257-2101.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting, and used book sale. Hosted by chapter 1972. Guest speaker is Loranie Hennessy, Register of Wills for Charles County. 1 p.m. Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-645-3077.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” free reading program, kindergarten through third grade. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

Coupon workshop, with coupon celebrity, Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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