Concerts JOE NORRIS AND FRIENDS -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Singer-songwriter Joe Norris sings ballads about watermen, farmers and life in the Tidewater region of Southern Maryland. Sotterley Plantation Customs Warehouse, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. $10. 301-475-5522 or

JAZZ AT BORDERS -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Jazz standards by singer Michelle Walker. Borders Books & Music, 3304-A Crain Hwy., Waldorf. Free. 301-705-6672.

JAZZ BAND -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. St. Mary's Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4380 or 240-895-2095.

Dance COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE -- 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday. The Southern Maryland Country Western Dance Association's monthly smoke-free dance. Dance lessons offered. Brandywine Firehouse, 14201 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. $10; members, $8; children, $4. 301-843-3476.

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 the Southern Merry-Landers square dance club, at John Hanson Middle School, 12350 Vivian Adams Rd., Waldorf. $5.50; members, $4. 301-893-1974.

Exhibitions MAIN STREET'S 11TH YEAR -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, Saturday through Dec. 23; reception, 5-8 p.m. Saturday. "Spirit, Creativity and Surprise" features works by Parran Collery, Yvonne Creighton, Fanchon, Jerry Hovanec, Bo Jia, Diana Marta, Ruthann Uithol and others. Main Street Gallery, 486 Main St. Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-3334.

20 YEARS OF CARMEN'S -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, starting Saturday through Christmas. All gallery artists have been invited to submit one new work especially designed for this anniversary exhibition. Carmen's Gallery, Dowell Road, Solomons. Free. 410-326-2549 or

CARLTON FLETCHER -- Noon-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and an 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, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828.

BUMGARNER, PETTY AND ROWE -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 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 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. today and tomorrow; noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Landscape paintings, some with a surreal twist, by 16 artists. 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 -- 1-4 p.m. today. To celebrate, drop in and make a bookmark. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

STORIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS -- 9:45 a.m. tomorrow. Resident storyteller Pat Harris tells funny stories. All patrons, including babies, must have a ticket. Fine Arts Theatre, College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $5. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828.

KIDS AND CRITTERS -- 10 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday. Children 3-5 learn about habitats with a naturalist. Reservations required. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Gray's Road, Prince Frederick. $3; Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1. 410-535-5327, 800-735-2258 (TDD) or

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

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

Sports and Recreation BIRD FEEDERS -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Make a feeder from natural materials and find out what kinds of seeds attract birds. Bring a drill and screwdriver. Reservations required. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Gray's Road, Prince Frederick. $8 a feeder; Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $5. 410-535-5327, 800-735-2258 TDD or

Theater "THE MUSIC MAN" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The College of Southern Maryland Theatre Company brings Harold Hill to La Plata in Meredith Willson's hit musical. Fine Arts Center Theatre, College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $12; students, seniors and children, $10. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008, 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828, 301-934-7788 TDD or

"DAMES AT SEA" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. A spoof of 1930s musicals, presented by the Cavalier Players. Calvert High School auditorium, 600 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. $7; students and seniors, $5. 410-535-7333.

Miscellaneous HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosts a craft fair with more than 30 vendors, door prizes, a raffle, a bake sale and "dip luncheon" (25 cents a dip or five dips for $1). Indian Head Fire Department, 4095 Indian Head Hwy. Free. 301-753-9722 or 301-743-7203.

BRIGHTEST BEACON ON THE BAY -- 6 p.m. Sunday. The mayor and Town Council take part in an official lighting ceremony for the holiday season. Lights will remain up through Dec. 31. Chesapeake Beach Town Hall, 8200 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398.

Plan Ahead

CHARLES CO. FESTIVAL OF TREES -- 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2. A chance to see 100 decorated trees and buy chocolates, baked goods, gifts and greens. Events include a Monte Carlo gala with dinner, open bar, live music, gaming and an auction 7 p.m.-midnight Nov. 30 ($70); breakfast with Santa 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 ($12); and an evening at the Improv, with comedians from Washington Improv and a silent auction 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 ($40). Reservations required. Jaycees Community Center, 3092 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. $5; seniors, $3; children 6-12, $1; younger than 5, free. 301-609-8733.

CALVERT CO. FESTIVAL OF TREES -- 7-9 p.m. Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 30, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1. Holiday music and entertainment, with more than 60 decorated trees and holiday vendors. All proceeds benefit Calvert Hospice. Patuxent High School, 12485 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby. $4; seniors, $2; children, $1. 410-535-0892, 301-855-1226 or

-- Compiled by 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. The deadline is 14 days before publication.