10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Twin Beaches library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Fairview library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB -- The Calvert Library and the Calvert County Literacy Council invite children entering fourth through sixth grades and a parent, grandparent or adult friend to read "Because of Winn-Dixie," by Kate DiCamillo, a book about friendship, forgiveness and a dog with a sense of humor. Then meet with others for an evening of discussion. First 15 families to register at each library branch will receive a free copy of the book, compliments of the Literacy Council. Discussion groups meet at 7 p.m. at each branch. Registration required.
Tuesday, Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.
Next Thursday, Fairview library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.
Next Thursday, Twin Beaches library at Captain's Quarters, 3819 Harbor Dr., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.
Next Thursday, Prince Frederick library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291.
CALVERT CONVERSATIONS -- 10 a.m. next Thursday. Casual get-together to discuss what's going on in the county. Coffee provided, but bring your own mug. Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.
SEPARATION, DIVORCE AND CHILDREN -- 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday. "Transparenting" seminar offered by Walden/Sierra Inc. for parents concerned about the impact of divorce on their children. Walden/Sierra, 26845 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. $120 fee includes course workbook and refreshments. 301-863-6661.
MEET AND GREET -- 8:30-9:30 a.m. today. Also next Thursday and Aug. 26. Coffee, doughnuts and conversation with Dan Hildebrand, new head of school. The Calverton School, 300 Calverton School Rd., Huntingtown. 888-678-0216.
GRANDPARENTS DAY MAGIC SHOW -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Celebrate the magic between grandparents and grandchildren with magician and illusionist Joe Romano. Lunch includes hamburger or cheeseburger, oven fries, corn, ice cream and milk. Richard R. Clark Senior Center, Routes 488 and 6, La Plata. $6. Registration required by Tuesday. 301-932-2077 or 301-934-5423.
CANOE LESSONS -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Learn how to steer a canoe with a paddle. Bring drinking water and snacks. There must be at least two paddlers and no more than two non-paddlers (ages 13 and younger) per canoe. King's Landing Park, end of King's Landing Road, Huntingtown. Adults, $3; ages 13 and younger, $1 with a paid adult. Reservations required. 410-535-5327.
STREAM ECOLOGY -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Learn to identify frogs, fish, dragonflies and other aquatic animals. Binoculars and field guides available to borrow. Waterproof shoes recommended. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. All ages. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and ages 17 and younger, $2. Registration required. 410-741-9330.
CUSTOM BIKE, CAR AND TRUCK FEST -- Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., show and registration; judging, 5 p.m.; awards, 6 p.m. Second annual event includes music, food, door prizes and entertainment. Tailgates Sports Cafe, 4680 Crain Hwy., White Plains. Custom vehicle entry, $20 per entry; parking, $5. 301-893-2900 or www.fireupthundrout.com