Hosted by the Prince Frederick-based Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland, the show is expected to attract more than 1,000 dogs, including many from last month's Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden. A breed information center will be available for those wishing to meet various breeds. Refreshments from local restaurants. Pet supplies will be on sale. Judging may begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, depending on dog registrations. Calvert County fairgrounds, Route 231, Prince Frederick. Free. 410-257-0300, 301-855-5360 or visit


The McDonough High School Performing Arts Department presents the play based on Victor Hugo's classic novel. The production features a cast, crew and orchestra of over 100 students. Directed and produced by Jana Whitlock Heyl. Some subject matter may not be suitable for young children. 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Rd., Pomfret. Adults, $7; students and senior citizens, $5; thespians, $4. 301-609-8198.


Theatritext presents the female version. Florence Unger and Olive Madison become roommates, which leads to hilarious results. Theatritext's performance style incorporates props, sets, costumes and lighting with actors with scripts in hand. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and April 11 and 12, College of Southern Maryland, A Building auditorium, Leonardtown. For tickets, 301-884-81318, Ext. 7828, or information on Theatritext, 301-475-8799, Ext. 6540.

Fugitive Jean Val Jean (played by senior Ryan Bowie) comforts daughter Cossette (played by junior Amanda Merki) in McDonough High School's production of "Les Miserables."