Thursday 9

ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW, St. Mary's American Antique Arts Association hosts Peter Himmelheber with a talk on old country roads. Refreshments, 9:30 a.m.; talk and meeting, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Wildewood Retirement Village, Community Room, Wildewood Parkway, California. Free. 301-994-0379 or 301-475-5999.

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 10

LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING, of Calvert County. Topic: "Why Breastfeed?" 10 a.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-3762, 410-326-6803 or 410-586-8917.

Saturday 11

YARD SALE, hosted by the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. 7-11 a.m. Seventh District Firehouse, 21660 Colton Point Rd., Avenue. Table rentals, $10; additional tables, $7. 301-769-2654 or 301-769-3382.

FALL YARD AND BAKE SALE, to benefit future St. Paul youth group trips. 7:30 a.m.-noon. St. Paul United Methodist Church, Cove Point and H.G. Trueman Roads, Lusby. 410-326-4475.

FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS, performed by board-certified urologists. 8-11 a.m. Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. Appointments available, walk-ins welcome. 301-877-5700.

INDOOR YARD SALE, hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council #8159. 8 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Old Route 5, Mechanicsville. 301-884-2517.

GARAGE SALE, a benefit for the Southern Calvert Land Trust land acquisition program. Items will include furniture, electronics and health equipment. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Follow signs to private home at 12963 Mills Creek Dr., Drum Point. 410-326-6669.

FIREHOUSE BREAKFAST, menu includes scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, hot biscuits, creamed chipped beef, spiced applesauce, milk, assorted juices and coffee. 8-11 a.m. Valley Lee Firehouse, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. Adults, $6; ages 5-12, $3; 4 and under, free. 301-994-1778.

DIVORCECARE, a nationwide separation and divorce recovery program. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Additional nine sessions run 6-8 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 19-Nov. 14. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Leonardtown. $25. Advance registration required. 301-475-7200.

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING, become an American Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer through training offered by the Southern Maryland Chapter. 9 a.m.-noon, shelter operations; 1-4 p.m., shelter simulations. Future training sessions cover "Introduction to Disaster," 9 a.m.-noon, and "Damage Assessment," 1-4 p.m., Oct. 16. Prince Frederick Office of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick. Free. Registration required. 410-535-5230.

USED-BOOK STORE, operated by the Citizens for the Charles County Public Library to benefit library branches. Book donations welcome; volunteers needed. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND DECORATIVE PAINTERS, meeting of the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. New members with previous painting experience welcome. 9:30 a.m. Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2835, 301-392-1617 or 410-326-2576.

CRAB CAKE AND HAM DINNER, with coleslaw, marinated carrots, green beans, potatoes, rolls and beverage. Desserts, $1. Carryouts available. 3-6 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, Route 210, Indian Head. Adults, $15; 12 and younger, $8. 301-753-6255.

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. 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 12

SCOUTING EXPO, for interested St. Mary's County families, offered by the Boy Scouts of America. 1-4 p.m. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-3869.

Monday 13

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the La Plata Lions Club for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE LIFE) and walk-ins welcome. 1-7 p.m. American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. 301-934-1690.

RABIES CLINIC, sponsored by the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League for dogs, cats and ferrets at least 16 weeks of age. Dogs must be leashed, and cats and ferrets must be in cages. 6-8 p.m. St. Mary's Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, Leonardtown. Vaccine, $7. 301-373-5659.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN LEADERS OF CALVERT, meeting with guest Alisa Pipkin, wife of Republican U.S. Senate nominee Edward J. Pipkin. Calvert County Board of Education candidate Mary Garvey also will discuss her campaign. Social hour, 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program. Mama Lucia's Restaurant, Route 4 south, Dunkirk. RSVP to 301-855-4281.

ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL, skills clinic and team play. 7-10 p.m., St. John Vianney Catholic Church Family Life Center, Vianney Lane and Main Street, Prince Frederick. Free. 410-414-9099 or

YOGA CLASSES, programs sponsored by Calvert County Parks and Recreation include "Mommy and Me Yoga," "Gentle Yoga," "Beginner's Yoga" and "Prenatal Yoga." Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Times and fees vary. 410-586-1101.

Tuesday 14

AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, a two-session course for drivers 50 and older to help recognize the physiological changes that affect driving and how to compensate for them. Some insurance companies may offer premium discounts to graduates. 9-3 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 16. Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, Surratts Road (across the street from the Southern Maryland Hospital Center), Clinton. Free, but registration required. 301-292-2374.

HIP-HOP CLASSES, for youths and adults. A Calvert County Parks and Recreation program. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $37. Advance registration required. 410-586-1101.

* 5:15-6:15 p.m. For ages 11-15.

* 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Adult class.

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by American Legion Post 274 for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE LIFE), and walk-ins welcome. 1-7 p.m. American Legion Post 274, 11820 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. 410-326-2132.

FIRST AID CLASS, presented by the Prince Frederick Office of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross. 6-9 p.m. County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick. $24 includes all materials. Registration required. 410-535-5230.

Wednesday 15

GRANTS WORKSHOP, presented by Kathy Jankowski of Jankowski Associates. The workshop introduces participants to the world of grant seeking, partnering among local agencies and a demonstration of grant seeking software. 9 a.m.-noon. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free, but registration required. 410-326-2042 or

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.

BEEKEEPERS MEETING, the Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers meets in the Food Tent. 7-10 p.m. Charles County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road, La Plata. Free. 301-884-5230.

HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICE, "Erev Rosh Hashanah" celebrated by Congregation Sha'are Shalom, a Reform congregation of Southern Maryland. 7 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Piney Church Road and St. Paul's Drive, Waldorf. Ticket and membership information available at 301-645-4606. Other September services, all held at St. Paul's, include:

* 10 a.m. Sept. 16: Rosh Hashanah.

* 6:45 p.m., Sept. 24: Erev Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre.

* 10 a.m. Sept. 25: Yom Kippur.

NARFE LUNCHEON RESERVATION DEADLINE, 10 a.m. Wednesday for the noon Sept. 17 meeting of the St. Mary's County Chapter 969 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees meeting. Olde Breton Inn, 21890 Society Hill Rd. Leonardtown. 11 a.m. lunch, $9; meeting only, free. 301-864-4347 or 301-872-5205.

Thursday 16

SOUTHERN MARYLAND SKI CLUB, first meeting of the season for ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Discussions of this year's planned trips to Canada, Montana and local day and weekend trips. 7 p.m. SMECO Building, 4415 Crain Hwy., White Plains. 301-753-6474 or

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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