COURTYARD LUNCHEON CONCERTS -- Noon tomorrow. Jazz fusion with "Razz" featuring native Calvert Countians Fred Musengo, Andy Navarra, John Polka and Marty Englert. First in a series of concerts sponsored by the Arts Council of Calvert County and the Prince Frederick Shopping Center. Courtyard of the Courthouse, 175 Main St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-257-7005.

TEEN NIGHT CONCERT -- 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Nick Garrett Band performs and offers demonstrations about learning music. Chance to win music lessons from Garrett Music Academy. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

BOTTOM LINE BAND -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Fourth in a series of concerts presented by the Town of La Plata. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available for purchase. Front lawn of La Plata Town Hall, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. Free. 301-934-8421.

RIVER CONCERT SERIES -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Second in a series of outdoor concerts featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra, directed by Jeffrey Silberschlag and showcasing the music of various artists. This concert, "Going for Baroque," includes the visiting group Camerata Mista from Italy with music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Haydn. Guest soloists will be Giuseppe Nova on flute; Jose Cueto on violin; and Jeffrey Silberschlag on trumpet. Townhouse Green, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4191.

EVENSONG -- 7 p.m. Sunday. A meditative musical and vocal performance of evening prayers accompanied by organ. Christ Church, 110 East Charles St., La Plata. Wheelchair accessible. 301-932-1051.


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.

BALLROOM AND SWING DANCE -- Lessons, 7-8 p.m.; dancing, 8-11 p.m. Beginner-level lesson with Dean and Cori Meloney with the rest of the evening spent practicing. Bring a snack to share. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. Little Flower School Gym, 20410 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills. Individuals, $8; couples, $15. 301-862-0133 or

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

READERS RULE -- A self-motivated summer reading program for youths and teenagers sponsored by Calvert Library. Children and parents are asked to stop by any branch to receive instructions for this program that provides a summer of conquests and adventure for participants. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

SNAILS AND SLUGS -- 10-10:30 a.m. today. Tiny tot trot for ages 2-3, with adult, to explore what snails and slugs eat, how they move and where they live -- with song, story, puppets and a craft. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $3. Reservations required. 410-535-5327.

STUDENT VOLUNTEER TRAINING -- 4 p.m. tomorrow. For students in sixth grade or above who would like to help with summer reading clubs in the public library system. Lexington Park Library, 21744 Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188 or

CARTOONIST WORKSHOP -- 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Ages 6-12 join artist Jim Sizemore for lessons in cartooning, then create an original cartoon. Free.

* 10 a.m. Fairview Library, Route 4 south at 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2102.

* 2 p.m. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

FEET ARE NEAT -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Kids 'N' Critters program for ages 3-5. Dress for the weather to explore footprints of different animals and learn why they look the way they do. Battle Creek Nature Center, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 fee includes snack. Reservations required. 410-535-5327.

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.

PUPPET READING -- Stevens Puppets read and act out "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Sponsored by the Charles County Public Library. Free.

* 10 a.m. Monday, P.D. Brown Branch, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864.

* 1 p.m. Monday, Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375.

* 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001.

PUPPET SHOW -- 11 a.m. next Thursday. Puppets discuss tobacco-use prevention. Presented by the Southern Maryland Gospel Ministries and funded by the St. Mary's County Health Department. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. 301-866-6596.

NIGHTTIME STORYTIME -- 6:30 p.m. next Thursday. Listen to stories with the theme "those summer knights." Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-884-2211. or

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

CAMP PHOENIX -- 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7-9 at King's Landing Park in Huntingtown and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11-13 at East John Youth Center in Lusby. Calvert Hospice's camp for youngsters age 7-15 who are grieving the death of someone close. Space is limited, early registration required. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.


ART SHOW OPENING -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through June 27. Regional exhibit featuring juried all-media artwork. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Marbury. 301-645-3227 or


And Literature

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

* 7 p.m. today. Discuss John Steinbeck's "East of Eden." Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846 or

TEEN PREGNANCY DISCUSSION -- 5 p.m. today. A look at the impact pregnancy has on teenagers, their parents and the community, hosted by the Charles County Human Services Partnership. Human Services Partnership office, Garrett Ave. behind the La Plata Library, La Plata. 301-609-9016.

ADULT SUMMER READING -- Now through Aug. 14. Beach Book Bingo is underway. Pick up Bingo card and start summer reading to win prizes. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291.

TAKE 15 FOR THE FAMILY -- Summer family reading with stories, prizes and family time. Free. Hosted by Calvert Library.

* 7 p.m. today. Fairview Library, S. Route 4 at 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

* 7 p.m. today. Twin Beaches Library, Captains Quarters, 3819 Harbor Dr., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

GARDENING CLASS -- 10 a.m. Saturday. "Going Organic" teaches how to best incorporate organic methods in the garden, pest management, fertilizers and weed control. Presented by Master Gardeners of St. Mary's County. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-884-2211.

TOTALLY TEEN GRANT PROJECT WORKSHOPS -- Monday through Aug. 28, dates and times of workshops vary. Ages 12-15 learn digital photography, Microsoft Publisher, Web page construction, Microsoft Word and other Microsoft programs. Project funded by the Maryland State Department of Education. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. Registration required. 301-863-8188 or

SUMMER READING CLUBS -- Registration begins Monday at all branches of the St. Mary's County libraries for reading programs that start June 28. Registration throughout the summer. 301-475-2846 or

* Reader's Rule, for listeners and readers through grade 3. Participants complete each portion of the quest on the game/reading log and receive a prize. Each quest lasts two weeks.

* Too Hot Reading Club, for grades 3-6. Choose and complete biweekly reading challenges and select a prize.

* Beyond the Realm Teen Reading Club, for grades 7-12. Complete a reading challenge and win a biweekly prize and a chance at grand prizes.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES -- 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, June 25 and 29. Mark Husmann covers all aspects of digital photography in this three-session course, including software, scanning, picture sizing, e-mailing pictures, and making informed decisions on the purchasing of equipment and personal computer configurations. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. $10 covers the series. Registration required. 301-737-5674.

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.

* Next Thursday, Fairview Library, S. Route 4 at 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

* Next Thursday, 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.

CALVERT CONVERSATIONS -- 10 a.m. next Thursday. Casual get-together to talk about what's happening in the county. Coffee provided but bring your own mug. Southern Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

OPEN MIKE -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Present an original or favorite selection of poetry, prose or music -- or come just to listen. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Sign-up in advance. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Special Events

ERIC AND CARA THORN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 7:30 am. registration and refreshments; 8:30 a.m. tee time, today. Sixth annual event with proceeds benefiting the Eric and Cara Thorn Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Calvert County. Adults, $85; students, $75; lunch only at 1:30 p.m., $12. Includes green fees, cart, catered lunch. Twin Shields Golf Course, Route 260, Dunkirk. 443-618-1216, 301-855-0404 or

NAVY/MARINE CORPS GOLF TOURNAMENT -- registration 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start, 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Sponsored by the Patuxent River Council of the Navy League to benefit Patuxent River Naval Air Station Navy and Marine Corps families. Includes cart, green fees, lunch and refreshments. Cedar Point Golf Course, Patuxent River, Md. $60 per golfer. Registration required. 301-862-7083 or

CSM GOLF CLASSIC -- registration 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start, 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland Foundation and Marrick Homes. Proceeds support the Prince Frederick campus under construction. $500 per foursome; singles $125. Includes cart, green fees, lunch and a gift. Twin Shields Golf Course, Route 260, Dunkirk. 301-934-7604, 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7604.

MOTHER AND SON CAMPOUT -- 6 p.m. tomorrow-11 a.m. Saturday. Evening supper, night hike, fishing, campfire, breakfast and canoe trip along Cocktown Creek. Kings Landing Park, end of Kings Landing Rd., Huntingtown. $25 per duo; $10 each additional child. Reservations required. 410-535-5327.

NEW YORK CITY TRIPS -- 7 a.m. Saturday. A make-your-own itinerary day for shopping, sightseeing or taking in a Broadway show. Bus departs from the Southern Community Center with a pick-up stop at 7:30 a.m. at the Sunderland Park and Ride. A Calvert County Parks and Recreation-sponsored event. A second trip is planned for Aug. 7. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $35. Reservations required. 410-586-1101.

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Third annual event sponsored by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce with a variety of exhibitors and concessions. Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. $3 parking fee. 301-932-6500.

GUIDED CANOE TRIP -- 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. A guided scenic, physically strenuoustour of Parkers Creek. Depart from Warrior's Rest at Scientist Cliffs Rd., Port Republic. An American Chestnut Land Trust sponsored activity. Donations appreciated. Reservations requested. 410-586-1570, or

FATHER'S DAY FLING -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Dads, granddads, children and grandchildren build a catapult, then use it to throw paint at a canvas to create an original work of art. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic during the break. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. Adults $12; children, minimum age 6, $8. Payment and registration due in advance. 410-326-4640.

FATHER'S DAY CRUISE -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. A cruise and brunch aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison. Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Adults, $20; Dads and CMMS members, $16; ages 11 and younger, $12. Advance reservations required. 410-326-2042, Ext. 41, or

FATHER'S DAY OUTING -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by the Sierra Club of Southern Maryland. Explore the trails of the southern section of the Chestnut Tree Land Trust. Eight-tenths of a mile down Scientists Cliff Rd., Port Tobacco to the Chestnut Tree Land Trust parking lot on the left. 410-414-3311 or

LANCASTER BUS TRIP -- Tuesday-Wednesday. Overnight trip to Lancaster, Pa. for shopping, a show and dining. Sponsored by and for the benefit of The Restorers of Mt. Carmel. $235 includes transportation, lodging and breakfast. 301-645-5203.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, and June 25, 28 and 30. Required training for anyone considering volunteering with Calvert Hospice in any capacity. Training includes instruction in hospice philosophy, the process of grief and bereavement, and the details of caring for patients in their homes. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick. Free. Interview and registration required. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

AMERICAN LEGION GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. shotgun start, Wednesday. Fifth annual event hosted by the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82. Includes continental breakfast, cart, green fees, lunch, dinner at the Post and a one-hour open bar. Wicomico Shore Golf Course, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Rd., Mechanicsville. $65 per golfer; dinner guest, $20. Registration available by calling 301-653-1246 or 301-934-3333.

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, $7; seniors, $6; 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.


"PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES" -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Also, June 25-27. A musical revue about friendship and life's simple pleasures presented by the James Adams II Repertory Company. Black Box Theatre at the Indian Head Center for the Arts, 4185 Indian Head Hwy., Indian Head. Adults, $18; seniors and students, $15. 301-743-3040 or

Plan Ahead

OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT -- 6 p.m. June 25-3 p.m. June 26. Campfire, night hikes into the Jordan and Zekiah swamps and a day of activities on June 26 at the Izaak Walton League Farm. Must supply own tents, bedding and gear. Food and drink provided. For youths up to age 17. All youths must be accompanied by an adult. No registration fee. Must register by tomorrow. 301-259-2830 or 301-743-5161.

"WOMEN OF THE BIBLE" -- 4 p.m. June 27. A one-woman show performed by Anita Gutschick depicting three women and their relationship with God. A spaghetti dinner follows the 90-minute performance. St. John Vianney Catholic Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick. Show, $10; dinner, donation. 410-414-9099.

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES -- 8-9 p.m. Mondays, June 28-Aug. 8. An eight-week class sponsored by St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks. Dog handlers must be 18 or older. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. $45. Limited enrollment, register early. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1802. Class instructor, 301-843-9609.

McDONOUGH CLASS OF 1984 REUNION -- Aug. 28-29 in Solomons. An evening gathering and family events are planned for the 20-year reunion. Class members should e-mail or call 301-934-5623.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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