Concerts THE OLD-TIME GOSPEL HOUR QUARTET -- 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Calvert to Calvary Ministry presents a Christian concert. Southern Calvert Baptist Church, 12140 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. Donations accepted. 410-326-6533.

Dance AQUA SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday. The Aqua Squares Square Dance Club of Calvert County holds a dance at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $5. 410-326-2676 or 301-373-2207.

MERRY-LANDERS SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday. Dances are held by square dance club the Southern Merry-Landers, at John Hanson Middle School, 12350 Vivian Adams Rd., Waldorf. $5.50; members, $4. 301-893-1974.

Exhibits CARLTON FLETCHER -- Noon-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and one hour before CSM performances, through Jan. 26; gallery talk with artist, noon Dec. 3. A retrospective of drawings and paintings by Carlton Fletcher. Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. Free. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828.

BUMGARNER, PETTY AND ROWE -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24. See paintings by Bette Bumgarner, Connie Petty and M. Jane Rowe. North End Gallery, 41625 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-3130 or

HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through Dec. 15. Various artists are represented. Mattawoman Creek Art Center at Smallwood State Park, Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Free. 301-743-5159 or

"THE NATURE OF NATURE" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 23. Sixteen artists present landscape paintings, some with a surreal twist. Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd, St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4246.

For Children CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK -- Evening story time activities are offered 6:30 p.m. Monday at Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby, 410-326-5289; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Twin Beaches Branch Library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Branch Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings, 410-257-2101, and Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick, 410-535-0291.

NIGHTTIME STORIES, 6:30 p.m. Monday, for Children's Book Week. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-884-2211.

CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Come and enjoy an evening with your child. Make a book about your child's favorite things. Wear clothing appropriate for painting. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. Registration required. 301-863-8188.

CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK, 1-4 p.m. next Thursday. To celebrate, drop in and make a bookmark. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

KIDS 'N' CRITTERS -- 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Rain or shine. Children 3-5 and a parent are invited to join a ranger for a program about ducks. Reservations are required. Kings Landing Park, Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown. $3; Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1. 410-535-5327, 800-735-2258 (TDD) or

YOUNG SALTS -- 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 23. Presentation plus snack and craft for children 4-6. Calvert Marine Museum, Route 4, Solomons. $10; members, $8. Advance registration required. 410-326-2042, Ext. 45.

Lectures and Literature WAYNE KARLIN -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Local author reads from and signs copies of his newest book, "Wished-For Country," set in Southern Maryland in the early 17th century. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

MRS. MARYLAND -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Tammera Bolsch, Mrs. Maryland 2002, talks about and signs copies of the "Chesapeake Bay Swimsuit Calendar 2003" which features 13 models, each representing a different charity. Borders Books, 3304-A Crain Hwy., Waldorf. Free. 301-705-6672.

WAR LETTERS -- 7 p.m. Monday. The Calvert Library, Chesapeake Beach branch, organizes a discussion of letters written in wartime. Read some; bring some. Bayhill Market, 7544 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-357-2411.

CALVERT BOOK CLUB -- 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Read Simon Winchester's "The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary." Fairview Branch Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. Free. 410-257-2101.

SOUTH INDIAN FICTION -- 2 p.m. next Thursday. Read David Davidar's "The House of Blue Mangoes." Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

EVANS AND ZAMORA -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Contemporary poets George Evans and Daisy Zamora read from their new books. Center for Business and Industry, BI-113, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. $2. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008, 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828, or

Sports and Recreation WEEDING THE WOODS -- 8-11:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. Join a monthly effort to eradicate invasive alien plant species. Meet in the parking lot of Myrtle Point Park, Patuxent Boulevard, Myrtle Point. Free.

Theater "DAMES AT SEA" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 22 and 23. The Cavalier Players present the musical. Calvert High School auditorium, 600 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. $7; students and seniors, $5. 410-535-7333.

"THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" -- 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Meet the Antrobus family in a prehistoric spoof of the nuclear family by Thornton Wilder. The optimistic bunch -- consisting of a father who invents the wheel, a mother who invents the apron, a son with the mark of Cain, a daughter who struggles to act ladylike, and a maid named Sabina -- somehow manages to survive fire, flood, pestilence and war all in one play. Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd, St. Mary's City. $7; children and seniors, $3.50. 240-895-4243 or

Miscellaneous RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK -- Today through Sunday. The Wellness Center will be giving out candy "hugs and kisses," hot chocolate and lollipops. A teddy bear collection today will benefit the Center for Children in Waldorf. The Wellness Center, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. Free. 301-934-7554, 301-870-3008, Ext. 7554, 301-884-8131, Ext. 7554, or

Plan Ahead CRAFTS WANTED -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23. The Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is seeking crafts for its Christmas Craft Fair. Indian Head Fire Department, 4095 Indian Head Hwy. 301-753-9722 or 301-743-7203.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH SANTA -- 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Nov. 30. Reservations must be made by Monday. Join the Friends of Calvert Hospice for a meal, craft and picture with Santa. Patuxent High School, 12485 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby. $5. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

-- Carrie Donovan

The Southern Maryland Extra Entertainment Calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Southern Maryland Extra, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.