Gardening workshop, “Garden Smarter: Cultivating Healthy Eating,” about the nutritional value of fruits and 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,” 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; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
“Avoiding Armageddon in Asia,” a program by Bruce Reidel, sponsored by Patuxent Partnership, the Center for the Study of Democracy and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 5:30-6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Hall, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. Free. 240-895-2000.
Evening storytime, 6 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.
“A New Look at an Old Road,” a presentation on Mattapany Road, Maryland’s oldest continually used thoroughfare, by Pete Himmelheber. 7 p.m., Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. Free. 240-895-4900.
Friday, Feb. 8
Pot roast dinner, hosted by the Legion auxiliary. 6-8 p.m., American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Hwy., La Plata. $10. 301-934-8221.
Community center fundraiser, wine, food, music and a silent auction to benefit the Community Mediation Center of Calvert. 6:30 p.m., Solomons Island Yacht Club, 14604 Solomons Island Rd. $25. 443-295-7456 or www.calvert-mediation.org.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Antique show, hosted by the La Plata High School band and orchestra. Dozens of dealers from the mid-Atlantic. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Rd. $5. 301-934-1100.
Blue Crabs baseball team forum, presented by Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1) and Blue Crabs general manager Patrick Day. 11 a.m., Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-0580 or HuntC@
Historic preservation awards and reception, hosted by the Charles County Historic Preservation Commission, with a keynote address by Ralph Eshelman, former director of the Calvert Marine Museum. 3-5 p.m., Old Waldorf School, 3074 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Charles County Historical Trust. 301-645-0684 or GrothB@
Texas hold ’em tournament, to benefit United Way of Calvert County. Raffle tickets also available. 7 p.m., Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, 14485 Dowell Rd., Solomons. $100 buy-in; spectators, $20. 443-684-2184, www.unitedwaycalvert.org or Clif@yourdigitalsalesman.com.
Sunday, Feb. 10
Baking class, instruction making basic sweet yeast breads, with Chef Tom of Herrington on the Bay. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Herrington on the Bay, Route 261 and West Friendship Road, Friendship. $75. 410-741-
5101 or www.herringtononthebay.