Thursday 19

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 N. 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 20

BABY BACK RIBS, hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82. Menu includes half-slab ribs, fries, coleslaw, ranch beans, rolls, tea and coffee. 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. $10. Open to the public. 301-934-8221.

Saturday 21

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

PET ADOPTIONS, cats, kittens, puppies and dogs from St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, 26433 Loveville Rd., Loveville. 301-373-5659 or www.smawl.org

BOXED CHICKEN LUNCH OR DINNER, includes a half-chicken, corn bread, coleslaw, potato salad and beverage. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Labor Day. St. Paul United Methodist Church, Cove Point and H.G. Trueman roads, Lusby. $7. 410-326-4775.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT, roller skate every Saturday through mid-December. 5-7 p.m., Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. $3 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 of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and the Charles County Board of 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 22

BULL ROAST, all-you-can-eat menu with entertainment by Spoon Creek. Noon-5 p.m. American Legion Post 221, 21690 Colton Point Rd., Avenue. Adults, $12 in advance, $15 at the door; ages 6-15, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. 301-884-4071 or 301-769-4544.

Tuesday 24

AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING, for Southern Maryland. 7:30 a.m. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Board Room, 15045 Burnt Store Rd., Hughesville. Advance registration requested. 301-870-2520 or 301-274-1922.

Wednesday 25

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

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, 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.

KICKOFF TO COLLEGE, activities for incoming fall semester students on study techniques, online services, clubs, programs and other offerings at the campus. Raffles and refreshments. Noon-5 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 240-725-5300.

FOOD PANTRY, recipients will be interviewed and required to complete an application. Donations are accepted. 1-3 p.m. Calvary Gospel Church, Family Life Center, 11150 Berry Rd., Waldorf. 301-843-5588 or 301-952-9008.

CHARLES COUNTY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL MEETING, for the Open Source User Group. Discussion topics will include Linux and FreeBSD. 6 p.m. MVI Technical Services, 3460 Old Washington Rd., Suite 102, Waldorf. Free to members and prospective members. 877-282-5734 or www.thetechcouncil.org.

CALVERT DEMOCRATS, meet-and-greet session to discuss the presidential campaign of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.). 7:30 p.m. Prince Frederick Firehouse, Route 4, Prince Frederick. 410-586-3873.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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