Southern Maryland Community Events April 9-16, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday 9

KIDS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, themed stories, discussions and projects for children in kindergarten through third grade at each Calvert Library branch. For times, dates and locations, call the branches: Prince Frederick, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862; Fairview, 410-257-2101; Southern, 410-326-5289; or Twin Beaches, 410-257-2411. Free.

ST. MARY'S LIBRARY STORY TIMES, walk-in story times for ages 2 months to 5 years. Call branches for times and information: Charlotte Hall, 37600 New Market Rd., 301-884-2211; Leonardtown, 23250 Hollywood Rd., 301-475-2846; and Lexington Park, 21677 FDR Blvd., 301-863-8188. Thursdays, Free.

SMOKE-FREE BINGO, 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Post-La Plata, 6330 Crain Hwy. 301-932-1399.

Friday 10

FISH FRY, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 82. Menu includes whiting fillets, green beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, fried potatoes, coffee and tea. 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post-La Plata, 6330 Crain Hwy. $8. 301-934-8221.

ABATE MEETING, St. Mary's County chapter of the Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments. Motorcyclists and others welcome. Meets second Fridays. 7:30 p.m., Petruzzi's, Wildewood Plaza, California. Free. 301-737-1287.

Saturday 11

INDOOR YARD SALE, hosted by the rescue squad auxiliary. Breakfast and lunch available. Bake sale. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department, 4095 Indian Head Hwy. Table rental, $10. 301-753-9722 or 301-743-7080.

CRAFT SHOW, sponsored by St. Leonard Company 7 Alarmers. Bake sale and yard sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Leonard Fire Department, 200 Calvert Beach Rd. Admission, free. 410-586-1437 or 410-535-3640.

EASTER EGG HUNT, hosted by Friends of Smallwood State Park. Face painting, craft activities and more. 10 a.m., Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Rd., Marbury. $2, suggested donation. 301-743-7613 or 301-743-3048.

EASTER FESTIVAL, hosted by the St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners. An egg hunt, decorating contests, pony rides, craft projects, carnival attractions, face painting, games, leisure-class demonstrations and photo sessions with the Easter Bunny. Food and beverages for sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. Admission, free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1802.

Sunday 12

NATIONAL ANIMAL CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK, Sunday through April 18. Thank those who raise awareness about humane care, rescue abandoned animals, provide spay and neuter assistance and prevent abuse. Send a note to: Calvert County Animal Control, 30 Church St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-2800.

Monday 13

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES, offered by St. Mary's County. "Puppy kindergarten," basic and advanced training. Kindergarten is a six-week course; other training, eight weeks. Mondays and Wednesdays, St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. Kindergarten, $45; basic and advanced, $50. Call for times, 301-475-4200.

MONDAY MORNING MOVIES, stories, songs and movies for children and their caregivers. 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Calvert Library Prince Frederick Branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

SPRING BREAK HORSE CAMP, offered by the Greenwell Foundation. Riding lessons and more. Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood. Fee. 301-373-9775.

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF WALDORF, "Nutrition and Weaning" is the topic of the monthly meeting of the support group for pregnant and nursing mothers. 10:30 a.m., Calvert Library La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Ave. Free. 301-472-4440 or 301-932-7428.

Tuesday 14

"TIME TO HEAL -- THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE," a Calvert Hospice support group for county residents. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 5, Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

LEXINGTON PARK COMMUNITY MEETING, hosted by St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron. An overview of crime in the area; followed by a question-and-answer session. 6-8 p.m., Town Creek Elementary School, 45805 Dent Dr., Lexington Park. Free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1900.

Wednesday 15

VETERANS JOB FAIR, open to all who are seeking new jobs or career advancement. Sponsored by the American Legion, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and Southern Maryland Workforce Services. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Post 274, 11820 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. Free. 301-645-8712, Ext. 309 or

"YES, YOU CAN USE A COMPUTER," the basics of word processing and document creation. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM, sponsored by St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks, for children in first through eighth grades. Homework club, computer lab, literacy activities, arts and crafts, board games and physical activities. 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Carver Recreation Center, 47382 Lincoln Ave., Lexington Park. 301-373-4689 or 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800.

PET-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, the Humane Society of Charles County and Hospice of Charles County sponsor a support group for those grieving the loss of a pet. Take a favorite photo of your pet. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday and April 22, Humane Society of Charles County, 71 Industrial Park Dr., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-8181.

Thursday 16

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION MEETING, for Calvert County Chapter 1466. 1 p.m., Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-535-9024.

"YES, YOU CAN USE A COMPUTER," the basics of searching the Internet. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings. Free. 410-257-2101.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE CITIZENS ACADEMY, an inside look at day-to-day operations in the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. Must be older than 18 and submit an application. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, sheriff's office, 23150 Leonard Hall Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1910.

"CIVIL DISCOURSE FOR A SUSTAINABLE CALVERT," speaker and round-table discussion series features Jeff Yeager, "The Ultimate Cheapskate," with humorous yet practical advice for living a better life with less. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick Branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

"THE LONG MAN: A NATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON WATERWAYS," a presentation by Rico Newman, an interpreter for the Piscataway-Conoy Tribe. Sponsored by the National Park Service's Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. 7:30 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042.

-- Compiled by BONNIE SMITH

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