Thursday 17

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the Calvert County Lions for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE-LIFE), walk-ins welcome. Noon-5 p.m. Prince Frederick Rescue Squad, Route 4 south, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0935.

BASKET BINGO, sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, with Longaberger Baskets awarded to winners. Children must be accompanied by an adult and have their own game tickets. Refreshments available to purchase. Doors open 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Leonardtown Firehouse, 22733 Lawrence Ave., Leonardtown. $15, additional regular game packets $5. 301-373-9747.

ARTS COUNCIL MEETING, of Calvert County. Learn about the growing arts community and share ideas for events. Entertainment by Blues X Two, refreshments by Mom's In the Kitchen Catering. 6-8 p.m. Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-257-7005.

CARNIVAL, rides, prizes, raffles and traditional carnival foods. Sponsored by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. 7-11 p.m. today through Sunday. All-evening, every-ride passes, $12. Carnival also runs 7-11 p.m. next Thursday through June 28. On the grounds of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. 301-884-4709.

Friday 18

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the Lexington Park Lions Club for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE-LIFE), walk-ins welcome. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. St. Andrews Church Hall, St. Andrews Church Rd. (Route 4), California. 301-862-2969.

RIB DINNER, hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82. Meal includes half-slab ribs, coleslaw, ranch beans, fries, rolls, iced tea and coffee. Open to the public. 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. $10. 301-934-8221.

Saturday 19

VILLAGE GREEN FLEA MARKET, bring tables and chairs and set up every Saturday through Oct. 30 (except July 3 and Sept. 4) for $7 per space, collected weekly. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Indian Head Village Green Park, end of Route 210 just before the main gate for the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Indian Head. Reservations not required. 301-743-5574 or 301-753-6633.

REUSE BARN, typical items include desks, other furniture, household items, toys, games, books, old records and collectibles. A cooperative effort by the Southern Maryland Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and the Charles County commissioners to keep usable items out of the landfill. Proceeds are reinvested in the community. Donations of items welcome. 301-645-5349 or 301-645-9451.

Sunday 20

FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST, all-you-can-eat menus at various locations.

* Hosted by the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Menu includes scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, hot biscuits, creamed chipped beef, spiced apple sauce, milk, assorted juices and coffee. 8-11 a.m. Valley Lee Firehouse, 25245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. Adults, $6; ages 5-12, $3; 4 and younger, free. 301-994-1778.

* Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82. Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, biscuits, sausage gravy, milk, orange juice and coffee. Open to the public. 8-11 a.m. American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. Adults, $6; ages 5 and younger, $3. 301-934-8221.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, hosted by the Mechanicsville Lions Club. Meal includes half-barbecued chicken, corn-on-the-cob, baked potato, applesauce, rolls, beverages. Drive-through carry-out available. 11 a.m. Adjacent to Guy Motors Used Vehicles, 28200 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville. $10. 301-884-4641 or 301-373-3456.

Monday 21

HOSPICE 50/50 RAFFLE, to help support the services of Hospice of St. Mary's. Three winners will be chosen at the drawing June 25. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for six. To purchase tickets call 301-475-6438 or 301-475-2023.

FREE MULCH, while supplies last, courtesy of the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works and Transportation. Bring a shovel, pitchfork or powered equipment to self-load and a tarp to cover. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Saturday. St. Andrew's Landfill, St. Andrew's Church Rd., California. 301-863-8400 or www.co.saint-marys.md.us/dpw/

Tuesday 22

CENTER FOR ABUSED PERSONS, is accepting new and used items for its September yard sale. No clothing. Proceeds help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual assault. 301-645-9387.

Wednesday 23

RAFFLE, to benefit the construction of Charles County's first adaptive playground for special needs children. The Greater Waldorf Jaycees are holding a 300-ticket maximum raffle for a 2004 Honda FourTrax Rancher 350 4x4 ES ATV or $5,000. Drawing, July 4. Tickets, $50. 240-508-3702 or 301-396-8010.

Thursday 24

CARNIVAL, rides, prizes, raffles and traditional carnival foods. Sponsored by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. 7-11 p.m. All-evening, every-ride passes, $12. Carnival runs 7-11 p.m. daily through June 28. On the grounds of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. 301-884-4709.

BINGO, every Thursday, sponsored by American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary. Doors open, 6 p.m.; early-bird games, 7:15 p.m. Post 82, 6330 Crain Hwy., La Plata. One pack, $15; two packs, $23; three packs, $30; four packs, $36; early-bird, $1 per pack. Winner-take-all and jackpot, $1 per sheet. 301-638-4261.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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