Thursday 15

CARNIVAL, rides, games, bingo, prizes, rides, nightly raffles and food. Sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. 7-10:30 p.m. through Monday. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. 301-475-5966.

Friday 16

CONCERT LUNCH, bring food and enjoy music by Quintetto di Ottoni Lyskamm, an Italian brass ensemble from Aosta, Italy. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Town Square in Leonardtown. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800.

ROAST BEEF DINNER, hosted by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82. Menu includes mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, southwest corn, rolls, iced tea and coffee. 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. $8. Open to the public. 301-934-8221.

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

Saturday 17

FARMERS MARKET, fresh produce, flowers and handcrafted items. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through mid-November. Charles County Courthouse back parking lot, La Plata. 301-934-8421 or 301-870-3377.

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING, become an American Red Cross disaster relief volunteer through training offered by the Southern Maryland chapter. Morning session provides an introduction to disaster services; afternoon session concentrates on mass care. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Southern Maryland Chapter of the ARC, Prince Frederick office, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick. Free. Registration required. 410-414-3566.

BARBECUE AND CARNIVAL, event features games with prizes, gospel music and barbecued chicken with side dishes. Noon-6 p.m. Worship Center Annex, 4495 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. Adults and children, $5; 2 and younger, free. Admission does not include meal. 301-372-8798, 301-645-0806, 301-934-8987, 301-372-0040, 301-579-2046, 301-843-6680 or 301-932-8836.

BUGS 101, explore the wetlands sanctuary for bugs. All ages welcome. 2-4 p.m. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and ages 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT, roller skate every Saturday through mid-December. 5-7 p.m. Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. $3 entry fee plus $2.50 skate rental (or bring your own skates). 301-475-1400, Ext. 1800.

REUSE BARN, typical items include desks and 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 18

SOUTHERN MARYLAND GREENS, a chapter of the Maryland Green Party, meets monthly at the homes of members to discuss strategy. Potluck meal at 12:30 p.m., with meeting afterward. Call for this month's location, 301-472-4279.

TURTLE HABITATS, meet different types of turtles, learn their traits and locate box turtles using a radio tracker. Adults and children ages 8 and older. 2-4 p.m. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and ages 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

Monday 19

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

Tuesday 20

BREAKFAST, voice-over-Internet protocol will be the topic with a panel discussion featuring Dick Aldridge, director of information technology for Charles County government. Sponsored by MVI Technical Services. 7:30-9:30 a.m. College of Southern Maryland, Center for Business and Industry, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Charles County Technology Council members and one guest, free; nonmembers, $10. RSVP to info@thetechcouncil.org or 877-282-5734.

BEEKEEPERS MEETING, monthly meeting of the Southern Maryland Beekeepers. 7-10 p.m. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 301-884-5230.

Wednesday 21

STREAM ECOLOGY, search out and learn to identify frogs, fish, dragonflies and other creatures. Equipment and guides provided. Wear all-weather boots and bring a change of clothes and a towel. All ages welcome. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and ages 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

FARMERS MARKET, fresh produce, flowers and handcrafted items. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays through mid-November. Charles County Courthouse back parking lot, La Plata. 301-934-8421 or 301-870-3377.

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, open to all in the community grieving the death of a loved one. A program of Calvert Hospice. Bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m. Olivet United Methodist Church, 13570 Olivet Rd., Lusby. Free. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARD, of the St. Mary's Sheriff's Office, meets at 6 p.m. Sheriff's office, Headquarters Training Room, 23150 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1922.

TRI-COUNTY WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP, meeting open to everyone who has had any type of weight-loss surgery and those interested in this type of surgery. 7 p.m. SMECO Building, South Crain Highway, White Plains. Free. 301-753-6474.

Thursday 22

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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