Saturday 24

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.

INDOOR YARD SALE, with refreshments and a bake sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Lakeside Church, 2900 Smallwood Dr., Waldorf. 301-870-8707.

CRAB CAKE AND CHICKEN SUPPER, with potato salad, green beans, sweet corn on the cob, tomatoes, dinner rolls, beverages and dessert. Bake sale. Carry-out available. Handicap accessible. 1-6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Prince Frederick. Adults, $15; ages 6-12, $7.50; 5 and younger, free chicken dinner. 410-535-1782 or

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 25

BREAKFAST BUFFET, all-you-can-eat menu includes eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, fried potatoes, pancakes, waffles and Danish pastries. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. 8 a.m.-noon. VFW Post 10081, Route 301, Bel Alton. $5. 301-934-8271.

VACCINE AND MICRO-CHIPPING CLINIC, for dogs, cats and ferrets. Dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets should be in carriers. 1-3 p.m. Humane Society of Charles County, 71 Industrial Park Dr., Waldorf. Rabies vaccine, $7; micro-chipping, $15. County dog licenses: altered pets, $2; unaltered pets, $15. 301-645-8181 or

Monday 26

VASCULAR DISEASE SEMINAR, Pradip Sahdev, board-certified general and vascular surgeon, discusses peripheral vascular disease, arterial blockages, aneurysms, carotid heart disease, symptoms and treatment options. Refreshments provided. 7-8:30 p.m. Civista Women's Health Center, 3510 Old Washington Rd. Waldorf. Free, but registration required. 888-332-4847.

Wednesday 28

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.

FOOD PANTRY, open the last Wednesday of each month. Recipients will be interviewed and required to complete an application. Donations accepted. 1-3 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 11150 Berry Rd., Waldorf. 301-843-5588 or 301-952-9008.

Thursday 29

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Calvert Memorial Hospital for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE LIFE) and walk-ins welcome. 1-7 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4000.

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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