Southern Maryland community calendar,March 21-28

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Basket Bingo, hosted by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary. 5 p.m., at the firehouse, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. $20 for 20 games; additional books, $5. 301-884-5680 or www.mvfd.com.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting, for Calvert County Chapter 1466. 1 p.m. Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-586-1441 or NARFE1466@gmail.com.

Community forum, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office Citizens Advisory Board. 6 p.m., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Annex Building, 18952 E. Fishers Rd., St. Mary’s City. Free. 301-475-4200.

“Valuing Your Books,” a program by Liz Pouty and Richard Due, owners of Second Looks Books. Take old books for appraisal. 7 p.m., Fairview Library, 8210 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. Free. 410-257-2101.

Book discussion,The Pearl,” by John Steinbeck. 7 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Paleontology, the Environment and Maritime History series, Greg Bowen on “Buy Local: Sustainable Food Movement.” 6:30 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Dinner fundraiser, a benefit for Calvert Hospice, with hors d’oeuvres, a five-course meal and wine. 6 p.m., Saphron restaurant, 485 Main St., Prince Frederick. $100. 410-535-
0892 or www.calverthospice.org.

Fish fry, 4-7 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 15769 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. $10; age 12 and younger, $5. 301-396-4617.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Skate night, for all ages, hosted by St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks. Leonardtown Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr. $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800, or www.co.saint-marys.md.us.

“Keep Your Colon Rollin’ ” 5K fundraiser, a benefit for Calvert County Healthcare Solutions. 9 a.m., Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. $35. 410-586-8501.

Craft shop open house, with light refreshments, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Craft Guild Shop, 26005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-997-1644.

Hiking trail maintenance day, volunteers are needed for general maintenance of American Chestnut Land Trust trails. Water, equipment and lunch provided. 9 a.m.-noon, 676 Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick. Registration required. 410-414-3400 or volunteer@acltweb.org.

“Pet Eggstravaganza,” hosted by the Calvert Animal Welfare League. A yard sale, food, a raffle, face-painting and an egg hunt. Pets welcome; potential pets will be available for adoption. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Calvert Animal Welfare League Adoption and Education Center, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-9300, cawl@comcast.net or www.cawlrescue.org.

Household hazardous waste collection, for Calvert County residents. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Hope Community Center, 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland. Free. 410-326-0210. For a list of accepted items, go to www.co.cal.md.us.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

“Chesapeake Beach Amusement Park Chat,”presentations on the resort towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach, 1946-1972, 2 p.m., North Beach Town Hall, 8916 Chesapeake Ave. Free. 301-855-
4028 or hilarydailey@gmail.com.

Land trust volunteers training, help with water-quality monitoring along Parkers Creek. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., American Chestnut Land Trust, 676 Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick. Registration required. 410-414-3400 or volunteer@acltweb.org.

Wounded veterans 5K fundraiser, hosted by the Wounded Warrior Project, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Correctional Officers Association. Registration, 8 a.m.; race and walk, 9 a.m. Laurel Springs Park, 5940 Radio Station Rd., La Plata. $30; ages 12-17, $15. 301-609-6538 or www.ccso.us.

Monday, March 25

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, guided walks around Point Farm’s house (1933) and gardens. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10513 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501 or www.jefpat.org.

“Build It” recycling project, for all ages, drop by and create something from recycled materials. 2:30-
3:30 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Family film time, an animated movie about a frog prince. 2 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Forensic science program, ages 7-12. Use the techniques the pros use to solve a mystery. 2-3 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

Casual shrimp dinner, hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post auxiliary. 5:30-7 p.m., at Legion Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. $10. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost206.org.

Civil War book discussion, last of a five-part series. 7-9 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Center for Business and Industry, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7606 or smsc@csmd.edu.

Crafts at the library, for ages 4-12. Supplies provided. 1-4 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

“Build It” recycling project, for all ages, drop by and create something from recycled materials. 2-3 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Forensic science program, for ages 7-12. Use the techniques the pros use to solve a mystery. 2-3 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Coupon workshop,with Kimberly Hoctor. 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free; registration required. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

“Build It” recycling project, for all ages, drop by and create something from recycled materials. 2-3 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Family movie, screening of a PG-rated film. 2 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Coupon workshop,with Kimberly Hoctor. 6:30 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free; registration required. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Mobile career center, job counseling and résumé help, hosted by Southern Maryland JobSource. 9 a.m.-1 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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