Thursday 1

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.

Friday 2

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

Saturday 3

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 4

FUNDRAISING RAFFLE DRAWING, to support construction of Charles County's first playground for disabled children. The Greater Waldorf Jaycees will draw today the winning ticket of a 300-ticket-maximum raffle for a 2004 Honda FourTrax Rancher 350 4x4 ES all-terrain vehicle or $5,000. Tickets, $50. 240-508-3702 or 301-396-8010.

Monday 5

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 Road, California. 301-863-8400 or www.co.saint-marys.md.us/dpw/.

Tuesday 6

ADOPTION INFORMATION AND SUPPORT MEETING, for prospective parents interested in learning more about adopting children and adoptive families looking for a local support group. 7-9 p.m., Dunkirk Firehouse, 3070 W. Ward Rd., Dunkirk. 410-286-8440.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE, for the College of Southern Maryland's "Marketing Strategies for Business Development," one of its lunchtime learning series of seminars. Bring lunch and learn the four P's of marketing: product, promotion, place and price. Series runs noon-1 p.m. July 12, 14, 16, 19 and 21. Fees vary. Register by calling 301-934-7835 or 301-866-1458 or visiting www.ccti.csmd.edu.

Wednesday 7

PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING, hosted by the Calvert County Family Network to answer questions and provide guidance on its request for proposals from public and private vendors to plan, develop and implement services for the Interagency Family Preservation Program. 10 a.m., County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Conference Room 102, Prince Frederick. 410-414-5997.

Thursday 8

COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE, for the College of Notre Dame of Maryland's two-year master's degree program in management, offered evenings and Saturdays in Southern Maryland. 4-7 p.m., Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California. 301-737-2500, Ext. 306, or www.ndm.edu.

SUMMER SALADS DINNER, hosted by the Solomons United Methodist Church Cafe, featuring salads, rolls, iced tea, dessert and a waterfront view. 5-7 p.m., Solomons United Methodist Church, 14454 Solomons Island Rd. S., Solomons Island. Adults, $10; ages 6-11, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-326-3278 or riverview1g@netscape.net

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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