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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 27

BASKET BINGO, benefit games help support the animals and services of the Humane Society of Charles County. Doors open, 6 p.m.; games start, 7 p.m. Other events include a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Children welcome but must have their own tickets. American Legion Hall Post No. 82, Route 301, La Plata. Twenty games, $15; four special games, $1 each; additional package of regular games, $5. 301-645-3458 or 301-645-3323.

Saturday 28

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.

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.

SHRIMP FEAST, sixth annual event to support programs sponsored by American Legion Post 82. Menu includes steamed shrimp, hot dogs, fries, corn on the cob, coleslaw, fountain sodas and draft beer. Entertainment by the Southbound Band. 1-4 p.m., American Legion Post 82, Route 301, La Plata. Advance tickets, $20; at the door, $25; ages 6-12 advance tickets, $8; at the door, $10; 5 and under, free. 301-932-1399 or 301-934-8221.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT, roller skate 5-7 p.m. every Saturday through mid-December, 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. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting, 3810 Renner Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-5349 or 301-645-9451.

Sunday 29

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

Wednesday 1

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.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING, for the Calvert County Chapter. Cash bar, 6:15 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m., Mom's in the Kitchen, Prince Frederick Shopping Center, Route 4 north, Prince Frederick. Adults, $25; Young Democrats, $15. Reservations requested. 410-535-9220, 301-855-1932 or calvertlawyer@comcast.net.

ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL, open team play for all skill levels. Future plans include team play opportunities. 7-10 p.m., St. John Vianney Catholic Church Family Life Center, Vianney Lane and Main Street, Prince Frederick. 410-414-9099 or sjvflc@chesapeake.net.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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