Southern Maryland community calendar,Feb. 28-March 7

February 27, 2013
THURSDAY, FEB. 28

“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.

Child-care provider training, guidance for early-reader instruction. 6-8 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org

Documentary and discussion, a screening of “Ethnic Notions: Black Images in the White Mind,” followed by a “Civil Discourse” series roundtable. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Animal welfare organization outreach, the St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League offers assistance with spaying and neutering of cats and dogs. For information, call 301-373-5659.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

“First Free Friday” at the museum 5-8 p.m. In addition to the Youth Art Month exhibit of works by students in Calvert County schools, the Harmony Grit band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410- 326-2042.

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

Seafood industry seminar, “The Almighty Oyster: Food, Fighting and Sensibility,” from Colonial times to the mid-20th century. 7 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Rd. (Flagship Building, Room 119), Prince Frederick. 301-934-7828 or bxoffc@csmd.edu or www.csmd.edu.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Prince Frederick blood drive, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

“Seusstravaganza,” a celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss with stories, songs and activities. 10:30 a.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., 301-475-2846; 11 a.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., 301-863-8188; 11 a.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., 301-884-2211. Free. www.stmalib.org.

Calvert Library playtime, for children 5 and younger, interactive play with parents or caregivers. Take a non-battery-operated toy to share. 10:45-11:15 a.m., Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings. 410-257-2101; 10:45-11:15 a.m., Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411; 10:45-11:15 a.m., Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291.

“Cultural Icons”exhibition reception, opening of show of religious, political and whimsical icons created by Ray and Phyllis Noble. 5-8 p.m.; exhibition and sale continues through March 30. Artworks@7th Gallery, 9100 Bay Ave., North Beach. Free. 410-286-5278.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Owings blood drive, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jesus the Good Shepherd Church, 1601 W. Mount Harmony Rd., Owings. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Basketball registration, offered through May 31 by Charles County Parks for boys and girls ages 7-17. Practices begin the week of June 24; season runs July 1 to Aug. 1. Fee, $60; before May 11, $50. Register at www.charlescountyparks.com or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, Ext. 5152.

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

Historic house, 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.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” for children in kindergarten through third grade, reading-related activities and projects. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-
1862.

Book discussion,One Thousand White Women,” by Jim Fergus. 7 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Book discussion,The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

Prince Frederick blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Calvert County Courthouse (County Services Plaza), 150 Main St., Prince Frederick. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

Charlotte Hall blood drive, noon-6p.m. Wawa food market, 30320 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

Evening story time, for the whole family, followed by free-form play with Legos. 6 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846. www.stmalib.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Playtime, interactive play with parents or caregivers, for age 5 and younger. Take a non-battery-operated toy to share. 10:25-10:55 a.m. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

Waldorf blood drive, 1-7 p.m. Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. 800-733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments welcome.

Evening story time, for the whole family. 6 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Public forum, discussion hosted by the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee. 6-8 p.,m. Hunting Creek Community Center, 46925 Crocus St., Lexington Park. 301-74-4474, Ext . 219, or delilah@smtccac.org.

Poetry open mike, for all ages. 6:30 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Southern Maryland Audubon Society meeting, with a presentation by Ann Bodling, children’s gardener at Hard Bargain Farm, on “A Habitat for All: Landscaping for Birds, Pollinators and You.” 7:30 p.m., Bannister Neighborhood Center, 1001 Armes Dr., Waldorf. Free.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

“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, for the whole family, followed by free-form Legos play. 6 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 www.stmalib.org.

Brownie Scout reading “Try It” program, a chance to complete activities to earn a “Reading Rocks” patch. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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