Southern Maryland community calendar,Feb. 14-21

Thursday, Feb. 14

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

“My Furry Valentine” pet adoptions, special rates at the Tri-County Animal Shelter, noon-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 6707 Animal Shelter Rd., Hughesville. Dogs, $50; cats, $5. 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992 or www.charlescountymd.gov.

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

Evening story time, short stories, songs and crafts. The theme will be Valentine’s Day. 6:30-7:15 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Calvert County Archaeology Society meeting, with a presentation on current society projects by Kirsti Uunila. 7 p.m., La Plata Police Department, 101 La Grange Ave., La Plata. Free. 240-682-1718.

Women’s history month banquet reservations deadline, the theme of this year’s St. Mary’s County Women’s History Month banquet is “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” March 14 at the James Forrest Center in Leonardtown. $20. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1849 or www.co.saintmarys.md.us.

Friday, Feb. 15

Mobile career center, job counseling and résumé help from Southern Maryland JobSource. hosted by Southern Maryland JobSource. 1-4 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Winter farm market, late-season produce grown at the Accokeek Foundation’s ecosystem farm. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Friday and Feb. 22. The Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2113.

Lenten fish fry, hosted by Sons of Squadron 82. 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post, 6330 Crain Hwy., La Plata. $9. 301-934-8221.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Writing club, a “Life Journeys Writing Workshop” hosted by Yvonne Medley. Sponsored by Charles County Library. 3 p.m. Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. Free. 301-705-8972.

Grocery auction, small and large quantities of candy, snacks, sodas, frozen meats, frozen vegetables and more distributed from refrigerator-equipped trailers. 5 p.m., Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, 15245 Prince Frederick Rd., Hughesville. 240-434-6733, 301-274-4488 or www.farrellauctionservices.com.

Swing and ballroom dance, lessons, 7 p.m.; dance starts, 8 p.m. Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills. $8; seniors and students, $5. 301-645-8509 or somdballroom@gmail.com.

Youth basketball league registration, open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in Charles County. $75. 301-934-9305 or www.charlescountyparks.com.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Motorcycle safety training, instruction in emergency-incident response, CPR, AED and first aid. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 28120 Old Flora Corner Rd., Mechanicsville. $65. 301-472-1811, 443-532-8516, www.somdcpr.com or dan@motovationcycles.com.

Gluten-free baking workshop, led by Chef Tom of Herrington’s kitchen. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Herrington on the Bay, Route 261 and West Friendship Road, Friendship. $75. www.herringtononthebay.com or 410-741-5101.

Quarter Throw Down auction, sponsored by the fire department auxiliary. 2 p.m., Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd. $3; additional paddles, $3 each. 410-474-2958 or 301-884-5680.

Chesapeake Community Chorus practice, 4-6 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 301-855-7477.

Monday, Feb. 18

Historic house tours, hosted by Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Tours of Point Farm, with stories about the 1933 house and gardens. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10513 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501 or www.jefpat.org.

“The Musical Stories of Journeys,” the stories of the nation’s travel history from the earliest commercial fishermen to soldiers in the Civil War. 7 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/arts or bxoffc@csmd.edu.

Dyslexia Support Network meeting, 7 p.m., Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Rd., California. Free. 301-863-2033 or dyslexiasomd@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Mobile career center, job counseling and résumé help. Hosted by Southern Maryland JobSource. 1-4 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

E-reader workshop, learn how to download materials to a WiFi-enabled device. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Weight-loss surgery support group, for anyone who has had or is considering having bariatric surgery. 7 p.m., Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-3149.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Book discussion,Winter Garden,” by Kristin Hannah. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Southern branch,
20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

Teen game night, take part in the staging of popular TV game shows; prizes awarded. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291, 301-855-
1862 or www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Mobile career center, job counseling and résumé help. Hosted by Southern Maryland JobSource. 9-11 a.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association meeting, a meeting of NARFE Chapter 1972. 1 p.m., Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Pl., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-3077.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting, a meeting of NARFE Chapter 1466. A Calvert County Sheriff’s Office presentation on “A Detective’s View of Crime.” 1 p.m., Southern Pines Senior Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-586-1441 or NARFE1466@gmail.com.

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

“Code Name 4-5-6,” reading program, with hands-on activities, for children in grades 4, 5 and 6. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Calvert Library Southern branch, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free,;registration required. 410-326-5289.

Girl Scouts workshop, the art of bookbinding (for the book artist badge). 6:30-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Invasive Species in the Chesapeake,” as part of the PEM Talks Sustainable Chesapeake series. 7 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042.

Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County meeting, speaker will be Angela M. Bollich, a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center. 7-9 p.m., Courthouse Square, 205 Main St., Prince Frederick. $5. DUriny@asdcalvert.org.

Book discussion,Ethan Frome,” by Edith Wharton. 7 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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