ROAD HOUSE BAND -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Fifth 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. Third in the summer series of outdoor concerts featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra, directed by Jeffrey Silberschlag and showcasing the music of various artists. This concert, "Two's Company," includes David Froom's world premiere of his Concerto for Violin and Viola and Anton Dvorak's New World Symphony No. 9. Guest soloists: Giuseppe Nova on flute; Jose Cuerto on violin and Jennifer Rende on viola. Townhouse Green, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4191.

ROCKFISH -- Noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Another in a series of Farm Fresh Music concerts funded by the Arts Council of Calvert County. Shop for local produce, flowers, herbs, baked goods and crafts while listening to the sounds of Rockfish. Calvert Country Market, Prince Frederick Shopping Center, Route 4 north, Prince Frederick. 410-414-9669 or

THE FABULOUS HUBCAPS -- 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The 30th anniversary of the oldies show band also featuring Mary Lou and the Untouchables and DJ "Tommy D." Blankets; lawn chairs welcome; no coolers; vendors will be on site. Rain date: July 18. Calvert County Fairgrounds, Route 231, Barstow. Advance tickets, $20; at the door, $25. 301-855-3870 or Ticketmaster, 410-481-SEAT (7328).

BASICALLY BRAHMS -- 7 p.m. Sunday. The harmonies of Brahms and Strauss with soprano Alicia Cordelle and pianist Angela Garvey. Christ Church, 110 E. Charles St., La Plata. Donations accepted to help purchase a grand piano for the church. 301-932-1051.


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.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Monthly smoke-free dance includes lessons and is open to the public. Hosted by the Southern Maryland Country Western Dance Association. Brandywine Firehouse, 14201 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. Members, $8; non-members, $10. 301-645-0779.

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.

SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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.

For Children

GRANDMOTHER'S TRUNK -- 10-11:15 a.m. today. For ages 6-16 and adults, a look at clothing worn by grand- and great-grandmothers and fathers. Light refreshments. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. Groups of five or more must register in advance. 410-257-3892.

NATURE'S EXPLORERS -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Ages 6-9 discover arthropods -- animals with jointed legs -- along the beach and in the water. Flag Ponds Nature Park, Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby. $3. 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.

BLUE SKY PUPPETS -- Monday. Professional troupe presents "Rufus," a lost and lonely dog that finds friendship and learns about individuality. All ages. Made possible in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council, awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council and matching funds from Friends of the St. Mary's County Memorial Library. Free. 301-475-2846 or

* 10 a.m. Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall.

* 12:30 p.m. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 25550 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown.

* 3 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park.

SUMMER FUN PERFORMANCES -- Parents Choice award-winning singer-songwriter Barry Louis Polisar entertains children of all ages with his take on what it's like to be a kid. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

* 10 a.m. Tuesday. Northeast Community Center, adjacent to the Chesapeake Beach Water Park on Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2554.

* 2 p.m. Tuesday. Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Rd., Dunkirk. 301-855-8895.

* 10 a.m. Wednesday. Southern Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

* 2 p.m. Wednesday. Prince Frederick Fire Department, 450 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-9875.

NIGHTTIME STORY TIME -- 6:30 p.m. next Thursday. All ages enjoy a family story with the theme "Great Hair Day." 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. This Calvert Hospice camp is for youths ages 7-15 who are grieving a death. Space is limited, registration required. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.


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

COLOR AND LIGHT ART SHOW AND SALE -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Original works of art from 20 local artists. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640 or


And Literature

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.

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.

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

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

* Monday, Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291.

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

CALVERT CONVERSATIONS -- 10 a.m. today.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. today. Present an original or favorite selection of poetry, prose or music -- or come to just listen. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Sign-up in advance. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

POETRY CAFE -- 4:30-6 p.m. Monday. Join poet Elisavietta Ritchie to discuss and write poetry. Bring eight copies of a poem to be discussed and edited. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

SUMMER STORY TIME -- Calvert Library branches offer family story time at all branches. Free.

* 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

* 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Twin Beaches Library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

* 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Fairview Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

* 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Southern Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

POETRY OPEN MIKE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Share an original or favorite poem, or come to listen. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846.

Special Events

LA PLATA GOLF OPEN -- 9 a.m. shotgun start, tomorrow. Captain's choice format. Cost includes greens fee, golf cart, beverages, luncheon buffet and driving range. Prizes awarded in six categories. Proceeds benefit La Plata High School Athletics. Cameron Hills Golf Course, King George, Va. $70. 301-934-1100 between 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

RECIPE SAMPLING -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Sample recipes from the new Cecil's Old Mill Cookbook, hosted by the St. Mary's County Art Association to benefit the upkeep of the historic mill. Cookbook available for $7.95. Cecil's Old Mill, Indian Bridge Rd., Great Mills. 301-994-1510.

FUN DAY AT THE PARK -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day on the beach, bird walks, children's fishing, big tree hike and a nature study. Sponsored by the Friends of Myrtle Point and the Southern Maryland Group of the Sierra Club. Myrtle Point Park, North Patuxent Beach Road, California. More information at

MULTICULTURAL MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Nonstop live entertainment featuring classic funk, '80s rock, zydeco/Cajun, blues, Christian rappers, salsa, merengue and bachata. Assorted ethnic foods, craftspeople and a Kids Korner for ages 1 and older with cultural games, moon bounce, obstacle course, pony rides and arts and crafts tables. Sponsored by the Greater Baden-Aquasco Citizens Association. Wilmer's Park, 15710 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. In advance, adults, $7; ages 6-12, $5; day of event, $8. Parking, $1. 301-579-6140 or

BUGS 101 -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Discover everyday bugs in the fields and under logs at the sanctuary. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and 17 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Explore forests and fields to learn how animals adapt to their environment. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and 17 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

FAMILY SAFARI -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Learn how to observe animals without disturbing their natural habitats while walking on the boardwalk, forest, meadows and ponds of the swamp. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. Adults, $3, children, $1 with a paid adult. 410-535-5327.

CRAB FEAST CRUISE -- 4-6 p.m. Sunday. All-you-can-eat Chesapeake Bay blue crabs aboard the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab's skipjack, Dee of St. Mary's, with tomatoes, corn on the cob and cantaloupes. Bring your own beverage. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab, Piney Point. $50. Reservations required. 301-994-2245, or

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES -- 8-9 p.m. Mondays-Aug. 8. An eight-week class sponsored by St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks Department. 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.

MIX AND MINGLE AT VERA'S -- 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Contests, prizes, second beverage half price, tropical waterfront dining, free entertainment by Lee's Karaoke and Sharon Marman on piano. Vera's White Sands Restaurant, Marina and Lounge, end of White Sands Drive on St. John's Creek, Lusby. 410-586-1182.

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; 8:30 p.m. July 2 and 3. 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

"WOMEN OF THE BIBLE" -- 4 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Plan Ahead

THEATER WORKSHOPS -- July 6-31. Sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Hard Bargain Players to introduce newcomers to theater and young veterans to managing advanced theatrical concepts and production techniques. Workshops culminate in productions July 30 and 31. Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $150; $105 for AFF members. Application and additional information available at

CALVERT COUNTY EMPLOYEE AND FRIENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 8:30 a.m. tee time, July 9. Hosted by Calvert County Parks and Recreation Department. Cost includes green fees, golf cart, beverages, lunch and prizes. Proceeds benefit the department's Therapeutic Recreation Services. Chesapeake Hills Golf Club, H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. $65. Registration deadline is July 2. 301-855-1243 or 410-535-1600, Exts. 2227 or 2229.

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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