Saturday 31

YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-noon. Crossroad Christian Church, Route 4 and Ball Road, St. Leonard. Tables, $5. 410-586-1272.

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.

CRAB CAKE DINNER, all-you-can-eat menu includes fried chicken, pasta salad, parsley potatoes, beans, coleslaw, pickled beets and rolls. Noon-6 p.m. Eat in or carry out your meal. St. George Island United Methodist Church, Route 249, St. George Island. 301-994-2239.

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 merchandise includes desks and other furniture, household items, toys, games, books, old records and collectibles. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 welcome. 301-645-5349 or 301-645-9451.

Monday 2

MEETING OF MUSEUM DIVISION BOARD OF TRUSTEES, of St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks. 8 a.m. St. Clement's Island Potomac River Museum, Coltons Point. 301-769-2222.

Tuesday 3

SHEEP AND GOAT WORKSHOP, learn why internal parasites have become a big problem for sheep and goats and what integrated approaches can be used to control them. Susan Schoenian of the Maryland Cooperative Extension presents "The Small Ruminant IPM Workshop." 4:30-8:30 p.m. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. $12 per farm or family. Registration required. 301-475-4484.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND GREENS, a chapter of the Maryland Green Party, meets monthly at the homes of members to discuss strategy. Potluck meal at 6:30 p.m., with meeting afterward. Call for this month's location, 301-862-3517.

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

Wednesday 4

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 those who have lost a loved one. A program of the 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.

PREPARING FOR BACK TO SCHOOL, parents learn ways to help the transition of special needs children into a new school setting. 6-8 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. Registration required. 301-884-4662.

Thursday 5

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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