COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Old-time country songs, folk stories and ballads with fiddler Steve Hickman and guitarist John Devine. Presented by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance. Sotterley Plantation Warehouse, Route 245, Hollywood. SMTMD members, $8; nonmembers, $10. 301-475-5522 or


SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. Aqua Squares Square Dance Club of Calvert County holds a dance. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $5. 410-586-3587 or 301-373-2207.

SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. Dances are presented by the Southern Merry-Landers Square Dance Club. John Hanson Middle School, 12350 Vivian Adams Rd., Waldorf. $5.50; members, $4. 301-893-1974.

DANCE CLASSES -- 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays. Held by Southern Maryland Modern Dance Collective for those 13 and older. Black Belt Academy, Wildewood Shopping Center, Wildewood. Drop-in fee, $10; 10-class card, $65. 301-862-1072.

For Children

BLUES LIL' ADVENTURE -- 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Age 1-2 join Blue for a craft, paw print hunt, snack and games. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $3. Registration required. 410-586-1101.

SATURDAY SPECIAL STORY TIME -- For all ages, stories, crafts and singing. Every Saturday, throughout the year. Free.

* 10 a.m., Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375.

* 1 p.m., P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864.

* 3 p.m., La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001.

STORY TIME -- 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. For all ages, enjoy stories in the Children's Area. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846 or

"PICTURE THIS" -- 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. next Thursday. An art and story session for preschoolers and kindergartners. Children will listen to "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat" by Simms Taback, discuss basic art elements and styles, then create a piece of art. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. $5. 410-326-4640 or


ARTIST'S SHOW -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The work of Takoma Park artist Fritzie Siedler on display through Wednesday. Wylde Women Gallery, 26005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown, inside the Maryland Antiques Center. Free. 301-475-1960 or


And Literature

FILM DISCUSSION -- 7 p.m. today. Discuss "Girl Interrupted!" The film will not be shown. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846 or

OPEN MIKE -- 7 p.m. today. Present an original or favorite work of poetry, prose, comedy or music. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Sign-up requested. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

POETRY FESTIVAL -- Various times, tomorrow through Sunday and June 4-5. St. Mary's College of Maryland hosts its 24th literary festival featuring readings and workshops led by poets, including Pulitzer Prize winner William Meredith. Schedule of events for the next two weekends is available by calling 301-895-4239 or at

HISTORICAL CLOTHING -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Harriet Marie Stout, curator of Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum and clothing historian, discusses "Clothing From the 1600s to Today" as part of the Calvert Library's Speakers Series, celebrating the county's 350th anniversary. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS -- Join area book groups to discuss recent readings. Free. Various locations.

* 7 p.m. Tuesday. Discuss "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie. Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211 or

FAMILY BOOK CLUB -- The Calvert library is starting a book club for rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders plus parents, grandparents or an adult friend. The first book will be "The Dragon of Lonely Island" by Rebecca Rupp. The first 15 families signing up will receive a free copy of the book, compliments of the Calvert County Literacy Council. The first session will be at 7 p.m. at the four county branches listed below. Free. Registration required.

* June 24, Fairview Library, S. Route 4, Owings. 410-257-2101.

* June 24, Twin Beaches Library, Captains Quarters, 3819 Harbor Dr., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

* June 28, Calvert library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291.

* June 29, Southern Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

Special Events

MARCEY HOUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 7 a.m.-3:15 p.m. tomorrow. Sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of St. Mary's County to benefit Marcey House, a residential rehabilitation treatment facility for recovering substance abusers. Featured guest is Tubby Smith, head men's basketball coach for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and a native of St. Mary's County. Wicomico Shores Municipal Golf Course, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Rd., Mechanicsville. $300 fee for team of four includes cart rental, greens fees, breakfast, lunch and soft drinks. 301-475-4701 or

GENEALOGY FIELD TRIP -- Next Thursday. A research bus trip to Washington with stops at the Library of Congress, National Archives and DAR Library. Sponsored by the St. Mary's Genealogical Society. Call for pickup locations. $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers. 301-373-8458.

SOTTERLEY PLANTATION MANSION TOURS -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-3 p.m. Sundays. Guided tours of the mansion on the 300-year-old former tobacco plantation and Colonial port. Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Rd., Hollywood. Guided mansion tour and self-guided outbuildings and grounds tour, adults, $7; ages 6-16, $5; 5 and younger, free. Self-guided grounds tour only, $2. Group tours available by appointment. 301-373-2280, 800-681-0850 or

LIVE SEAHORSE EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Seahorses from around the globe. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Adults, $5; seniors, $4; ages 5-12, $2; 4 and younger, free. 410-326-2042, Ext. 49.

KARAOKE -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Proceeds benefit local military veterans and charities. VFW Post 1800, Indian Head. 301-743-5109.


AUDITIONS -- The Newtowne Players are holding auditions for "Hot Summer Saturday Nights on Fenwick Street." Performances are scheduled 6-9 p.m. June 5, July 3 and Aug. 7. Singers, dancers, actors and musicians are needed for these performances. For additional information or to schedule an audition, call 301-475-9637.

Plan Ahead

DINNER THEATER -- 7 p.m. June 4 and 5. Patuxent Playhouse presents "Husbands and Wives Revisited," a family comedy written by Ken Garvin. Dinner catered by Red Hot & Blue, followed by the play at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Titus Scholarship Foundation. Calvert High School, 600 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. Advance tickets, $35; at the door, $40. 410-326-1401 or

MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA -- 8 p.m. June 4 and 3 p.m. June 5. The Port Tobacco Players' Encore Kids present the musical "Dig It!," then join with the Charles County Youth Orchestra and the Encore Strings for a family show featuring a medley of Disney movie favorites. Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Rd., Waldorf. $8. 301-932-6819.

SPIRITUAL SINGING COURSE -- June 4-18. "Songs of the Spirit," a two-week, four-credit course offers an immersion in spiritual songs of the rural communities of Southern Maryland, presented by the Southern Maryland Folk Life Project. St. Mary's College of Maryland, Office of Continuing Education, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. For tuition and further information, call 240-895-4989 or

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WORKSHOP -- 6 p.m. June 9. Open to anyone who has or works with children with special needs to gain an understanding of the role the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration can play in the lives of the children. Light supper provided. Sponsored by the Parents' Place of Maryland and the Learning Disabilities Association of St. Mary's County Inc. SMECO Headquarters, 15035 Burnt Store Rd., Hughesville. Free. Registration required by June 4. 301-884-4662.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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