Southern Maryland community calendar,Jan. 31-Feb. 7

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

“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.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

“First Free Friday,” Calvert County watermen as they share their experiences in the maritime gallery; followed by a performance (starting at 6:30 p.m.) by the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. 5-8 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042, Ext. 16.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

Library Playtime, age 5 and younger, accompanied by an adult. 10:45-11:15 a.m. Calvert Library, Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Fun With Reading, for kids in grades 4, 5 and 6, hands-on activities with a new theme and chapter book each month. The current theme is “Hail to the Chief.” 2:30-3:30 p.m. Calvert Library Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Rd., Owings. Free; registration required. 410-257-2101.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, an all-you-can-eat benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Rd., Huntingtown. $10; age 12 and younger, $5. 410-535-3177.

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.

American Legion dance, with music by DJ Tyrone Brown. Sponsored by the Randolph Furey auxiliary. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., American Legion Post 170, 4353 Livingston Rd., Indian Head. $10. 240-377-8359.

MONDAY, FEB. 4

“Teddy Bear Camp,” drop off a stuffed animal for a sleepover, then take a lunch to the Feb. 9 event to watch the big-screen adventures that the animal took part in during its stay. There will also be games and a story-time. Drop-offs, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Monday morning 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.

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.

Book discussion, Caleb’s Crossing,” by Geraldine Brooks. 7 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211. www.stmalib.org.

Book discussions,The Paris Wife,” a novel by Paula McLain, and “The Sun Also Rises,” by Ernest Hemingway. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5

Charles County Antique Arts Association meeting, Bill Thomas, president of the Baltimore Glass Company, on “The First Hundred Years of American Glass.” 9:30 a.m. Charles County Social Services building, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. Free. 301-934-2146.

Story time, 6 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846. www.stmalib.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 branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Fun With Reading program, for kids in grades 4, 5 and 6, hands-on activities with a new theme and chapter book each month. The current theme is “Art in the Fourth Dimension.” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Bereavement course, offered by Calvert Hospice, a seven-week course for adults grieving the loss of an adult in the past two years. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Burnett Calvert Hospice House, 4559 Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0892 or www.calverthospice.org.

Writers by the Bay meeting, a gathering for “all writers and would-be writers .” 7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Civil War book discussion,Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott. Part of the “Making Sense of the Civil War” series sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. 7-9 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. Free. 301-934-7606 or smsc@csmd.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6.

Library Playtime,for age 5 and younger accompanied by an adult. 10:25-10:55 a.m. Calvert Library Southern branch, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby. Free. 410-257-2411.

Photography show opening, hosted by the St. Mary’s Camera Club. 5-8 p.m. (exhibit continues through February), Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Family history discussion, how to organize a personal genealogical project. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

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

Southern Maryland Audubon Society meeting, a presentation by Department of Natural Resources ranger Patrick Bright on “The Four Seasons of Southern Maryland’s Wild Mushroom.” 7:30 p.m. La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Ave., La Plata. Free. www.somdsaudobon.org.

THURSDAY, FEB. 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; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Author event, a presentation on “America, India and Pakistan to the Brink and Back: Avoiding Armageddon in Asia,” 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 story-time, 6 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Fun With Reading program, for kids in grades 4, 5 and 6, hands-on activities with a new theme and chapter book each month. The current theme is “Art in the Fourth Dimension.” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free; registration required. 410-257-2411.

“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 or info@stmaryscity.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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