Southern Maryland community calendar,Dec. 6-13

December 5, 2012
THURSDAY, DEC. 6

E-books workshop, take a laptop or tablet computer and learn how to check out electronic books. 1-2 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Leonardtown Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

Zombies at the library, for teens and adults. Come in zombie attire and learn how to survive an invasion. Note: Zombie fear-factor and flash mobs could happen. 6-8 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Leonardtown Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

Evening story time, for children and their family members. 6 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or 301-475-2846.

“Retire Gracefully,” the last of a series of lifestyle workshops. 7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7

Construction career fair, hosted by the College of Southern Maryland. 9 a.m.-noon, College of Southern Maryland, Center for Trades and Energy Training, 17 Irongate Dr., Waldorf. Free. 301-539-4733.

Wreath workshop, make two wreaths to take home or to donate to the sanctuary’s greens sale. Lunch provided. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, Scientist Cliffs Road, Port Republic. $25. 410-414-3400.

E-books workshop, take a laptop or tablet computer and learn how to check out electronic books. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

Solomons Christmas walk, live entertainment, a boat parade, crafts and refreshments. 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Solomons Island. 410-326-2042.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Holiday craft fair, a benefit for Northern High School music programs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the school, 2950 Chaneyville Rd., Owings. 410-257-1519.

Christmas market church fundraiser, proceeds benefit the parish and community projects. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Rd., Sunderland. 410-286-7586.

Craft Guild Shop open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 26005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-997-1644 or www.craftguildshop.com.

Little Explorers Museum, for children 5 and younger, the “Circle of Holidays,” with holiday-themed stories and crafts. 10-11 a.m., Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane. $4. 240-895-4990 or info@stmaryscity.org.

Greens sale and beach hayride, to benefit programs at the Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the sanctuary, Scientist Cliffs Road, Port Republic. 410-414-3400.

Toy drive, to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society’ toy drive; sponsored by Freecupcakewraps.com. Donate a new toy and receive a cupcake. Noon-3 p.m., Wendy’s, 3355 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. www.freecupcakewraps.com.

Lighthouse Museum holiday open house, include holiday programs and a raffle. Noon-4 p.m., Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park, 44720 Lighthouse Rd., Piney Point. Free. 301-994-1471.

St. Clement’s Island Museum open house, doll and train exhibits, refreshments and holiday programs. Noon-4 p.m., St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point. Free. 301-769-2222.

“Dine With Purpose,” an event intended to raise awareness of ways to help people in need; hosted by the Board of Charles County Commissioners. 2-4 p.m., New Hope Church of God, 4200 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. Donations welcome. 301-645-0576 or KellyC@CharlesCounty.org.

Silent auction of artwork, 4-7 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Entry fee: $2 or a nonperishable food item. 301-283-2113 or www.accokeekfoundation.org.

Christmas concert, 6-8 p.m., Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, 5400 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-1716.

Art exhibition, works by students from Our Lady Star of the Sea School. 6-9 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042.

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

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Mount Aventine open house, hosted by Friends of Chapman State Park, with a handbell choir, tours and nature walks. 1-4 p.m., Chapman State Park, 3452 Ferry Pl., Indian Head. Donations welcome. 301-753-6754 or www.friendsofchapmansp.org.

“Hiking Trail Maintenance Day,” take work gloves and help out on the new American Chestnut Land Trust trail, which goes from Prince Frederick to the bay. 1-5 p.m.,
St. John Vianney Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick. 410-414-3400.

Monday, DEC. 10

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.

“Downloading Books Using Overdrive,” an overview of the library system’s e-book services. 7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way; Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-535-0291.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Mount Aventine open house, hosted by Friends of Chapman State Park. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chapman State Park, 3452 Ferry Pl., Indian Head. Donations welcome. 301-753-6754 or www.friendsofchapmansp.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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Mail: Community Calendar,
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