Thursday 8

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, Solomons Island. Adults, $10; ages 6-11, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-326-3278 or

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 9

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.

Saturday 10

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by St. Nicholas Lutheran Church for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE BLOOD), and walk-ins welcome. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, 1450 Plum Point Rd., Huntingtown. 410-257-5683.

DECORATIVE PAINTERS, local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters meeting. Some previous painting experience necessary. 9:30 a.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2835, 301-743-5226, 410-326-2576 or

BARBECUE AND FLEA MARKET, beef, chicken or pork barbecue platters available. Crafts, bake sale and yard sale. Proceeds benefit church building fund. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. rain or shine. Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, 5400 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Adult platters, $12; children, $5. Flea market tables to rent, $10. For rentals, call 410-535-2056; church office, 410-586-1716.

CRAB CAKES AND CHICKEN SALAD, served family style at this annual summer dinner, bake sale and gift shop. Noon-5 p.m., Trinity Church Parish Hall, Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City. Adults, $17; ages 6-12, $7; 5 and younger, free. Carryout, $15. 301-862-4597.

BARBECUE CHICKEN AND RIBS, eat in or carry out. 4-7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown. Adults, $14; children, $7; 3 and younger, free. Reserve carryouts by calling on day of event, 410-535-3177.

REUSE BARN, typical items include desks, other furniture, household items, toys, games, books, old records and collectibles. A cooperative effort of 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 11

MALE CAT ALTERING CLINIC, for ages 4 months to 5 years. $25. Humane Society of Charles County, 71 Industrial Park Dr., Waldorf. Must call for an appointment. 301-645-8181.

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Jesus the Good Shepherd Church for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE BLOOD), and walk-ins welcome. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jesus the Good Shepherd Church, 1555 Mount Harmony Rd., Owings. 410-257-3810.

NHS MARCHING BAND REUNION, all former Northern High School Patriot Marching Band members and families are invited to a picnic reunion. Bring a dish to share, chairs, nonalcoholic beverages. Grills on-site. 5-9 p.m., Dunkirk Park, shelters 1-3, Route 4 south, Dunkirk. 410-286-2659 or

Monday 12

RABIES CLINIC, for dogs, cats and ferrets age 16 weeks and older. All dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets in carriers. Sponsored by the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League. 6-8 p.m., St. Mary's Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, Leonardtown. $7 per vaccine. 301-373-5659 or

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

Tuesday 13

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by American Legion Post 274 for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE BLOOD), and walk-ins welcome. 1-7 p.m., American Legion Post 274, H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. 410-326-3274.

Wednesday 14

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the Indian Head Lions Club for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE BLOOD), and walk-ins welcome. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Village Green Pavilion, Indian Head. 301-934-0095.

ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE MEETING, for St. Mary's County. 7 p.m., SMECO Building, 23365 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-373-5659 or

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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