Thursday 23

HURRICANE RELIEF COLLECTIONS, Volunteer Southern Maryland at the College of Southern Maryland is accepting donated items through today to be distributed to victims of recent hurricanes in the United States. Needed items include personal hygiene goods, work gloves, sunscreen and ready-to-use baby formula. College of Southern Maryland, Campus Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-7508 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7508.

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, a program of Calvert Hospice for Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick. Free. No registration required. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

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.

Saturday 25

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Emmanuel Baptist Church for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE LIFE) and walk-ins welcome. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3800 Old Town Rd., Huntingtown. 410-257-9188 or 301-855-2724.

CPR RECERTIFICATION COURSE, for those certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation needing a one-year extension. 8 a.m.-noon. American Red Cross, Southern Maryland Chapter, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick. Cost varies depending on materials required by participant. Registration required. 410-535-5230.

YARD SALE, featuring building supplies and lawn, garden and home furnishings. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity in Charles County and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Waldorf. Proceeds will be used for Habitat for Humanity building projects. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Coldwell Residential Brokerage, 3825 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. 301-392-0770 or nomoreshacks@radix.net.

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.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR YARD SALE, to benefit the Humane Society of Charles County Inc. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Humane Society headquarters, Industrial Park Drive, St. Charles. 301-645-8181 or www.humanesocietycc.org.

CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, featuring local artisans and crafters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, 1450 Plum Point Rd., Huntingtown. 410-257-5683.

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.

FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE, featuring crafts, clothing, household odds 'n' ends and homemade baked goods. 9 a.m.-noon. Stoddert Community Center, 2040 St. Thomas Dr., Waldorf. Vendors still welcome at $5 or $3 a space. 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388, Maryland Relay Service 711, or TDD at 800-735-2258.

FALL FLOWERS, learn field identification techniques while looking for asters, goldenrod and bonesets in the open fields of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Ages 12 and older. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At the sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and ages 12-17, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

NEW VOTING MACHINES, on display for voters to learn how to operate and an opportunity to register to vote. Presented by the Charles County Board of Elections and hosted by the Department of Community Services. Noon-2 p.m., Piccowaxen Community Center, 12834 Rock Point Rd., Newburg. Free. 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388, Maryland Relay Service 711, and TDD 800-735-2258. Program repeated two additional times:

* 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mattawoman Community Center, 10145 Berry Rd., Waldorf.

* 7-8 p.m. Sept. 30, Stoddert Community Center, 2040 St. Thomas Dr., Waldorf.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT, roller skate 5-7 p.m. Saturdays through mid-December, Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. $3 plus $2.50 skate rental. 301-475-1400, Ext. 1800.

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX, hike through the autumn woods to experience changing of the seasons and watch the sunset with juice and cookies. All ages. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee: adults, $3; seniors and ages 17 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

Sunday 26

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

RABIES, DISTEMPER AND MICRO-CHIPPING CLINIC, sponsored by the Humane Society of Charles County for dogs and cats. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. 1-3 p.m. Rabies shot, $7; distemper vaccine, $12; micro-chipping, $15; county licenses: altered dogs, $2; unaltered, $15. Humane Society Shelter, Industrial Park Drive, St. Charles. 301-645-8181 or www.humanesocietycc.org.

Monday 27

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, a program of Calvert Hospice for Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m., Smithville United Methodist Church, Ferry Landing Road, Dunkirk. Free. No registration required. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

ST. MARY'S GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING, to discuss "What I Learned on My Summer Vacation." Refreshments served. 7 p.m. The Garvey Center, 41780 Baldridge St., Leonardtown. Open to all regardless of home county. 301-373-8458 or 410-326-4435.

ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL, brief skills clinic followed by team play for a 12-session season, Mondays through Dec. 20 (no games Oct. 25 or Nov. 29). 7-10 p.m., St. John Vianney Family Life Center, Main Street, Prince Frederick. SJV parish members, $30; nonparish members, $45. 410-414-9099.

CAMERA CLUB MEETING, the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club discusses "Things I Shot This Summer," with members sharing their best works over the past several months. 7:30 p.m. All Saints Lutheran Church, Route 301 and Mount Oak Road, Bowie. Free and open to the public. 301-464-4212 or Paula@Sweet-Ps.net.

Tuesday 28

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, a program of Calvert Hospice for Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. 5:30-7 p.m. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick. Free. No registration required. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

TECHNOLOGY MIXER, for current and prospective members of the Charles County Technology Council. Discussion will include data centers and broadband. 6 p.m. Don Savino's, 2427 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. Members, free; prospective members, $5. Registration required. info@thetechcouncil.org.

Wednesday 29

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 for Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m., Olivet United Methodist Church, 13570 Olivet Rd., Lusby. Free. No registration required. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

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.

EXTREME MAKEOVERS, a community seminar on liposuction, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenation presented by Michael Chiaramonte, an American Board of Surgery certified plastic surgery fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and chairman of plastic surgery at Southern Maryland Hospital. Question-and-answer session follows. 6:30-8 p.m. Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Offered free by the "Ask the Doctor" Community Seminar Series of Southern Maryland Hospital. Registration requested. 301-877-5700.

Thursday 30

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, a program of Calvert Hospice for Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick. Free. No registration required. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Mount Harmony United Methodist Church for the American Red Cross. Appointments available (800-GIVE LIFE) and walk-ins welcome. 2:30-8 p.m. Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, 300 E. Mount Harmony Rd., Owings. 301-855-5074 or 410-257-2761.

BASKET BINGO, hosted by the Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Inc. with Longaberger Baskets awarded to game winners. Doors open, 6 p.m.; games begin, 7 p.m. Children welcome but must have their own ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Leonardtown Firehouse, 22733 Lawrence Ave., Leonardtown. $15 a person; additional game packets, $5 each. Table reservations available. 301-373-9747.

DIABETIC FOOT CARE, a community seminar on the latest information, symptoms and treatments for foot care in diabetics presented by Michael Frank, podiatrist. Question-and-answer session follows. 6:30-8 p.m. Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Offered free by the "Ask the Doctor" Community Seminar Series of Southern Maryland Hospital. Registration requested. 301-877-5700.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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