Concerts

ORCHESTRA -- 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Jeffrey Silberschlag directs the St. Mary's College of Maryland Orchestra in selected pieces including Schubert's 8th Symphony and Johann Strauss's "Fruhlingsstimmen." St. Mary's College of Maryland, Montgomery Hall, Room 25, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4498.

SASSAFRAS STRING BAND -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Old jug band music with washtub bass, spoons, kazoo, bluegrass guitar, banjo and mandolin. Presented by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance. Sotterley Plantation Warehouse, Route 245, Hollywood. $10; SMTMD members, $8. 301-475-5522 or www.smtmd.org.

MARY ANN REDMOND BAND -- 5:30 p.m., pre-concert reception; 7 p.m., concert; Saturday. The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Inc. presents "Music by the Bay," with opening act the Benjie Porecki Trio. Event benefits CAASA's "Project Graduation," an annual all-night alcohol-free/drug-free celebration for graduating Calvert County high school seniors. Huntingtown High School Auditorium, Route 4 north, Huntingtown. $20, in advance; $25, at the door; $15, CAASA members. 410-535-3733.

CARPENTER'S TOOLS INTERNATIONAL -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Visiting Christian ministry shares music, dramas, stories of overseas ministry and personal testimonies. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 25550 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-7200.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND CONCERT BAND -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 20th anniversary celebration performance features marches, big band era and Broadway musical favorites. Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. Adults, $7; students and seniors 62 and older, $5; 5 and younger, free. 571-633-9180 or smcb@mac.com.

SIMON AND SON -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Saling Simon, the youngest solo performer ever at Carnegie Hall and father Peter perform together on piano. Presented by the Woman's Club of St. Mary's County through grants received from the St. Mary's Art Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Great Mills High School, 21130 Great Mills Rd., Great Mills. $20; 14 and younger, $15. 301-475-3225 or 301-475-9039.

PIPE ORGAN RECITAL -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Susan Yoe, organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick, performs on the chapel's seven-rank Wicks organ. St. Peter's Episcopal Chapel, Solomons Island. Free, with contributions appreciated. 301-884-3723.

FALL CONCERT -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Classical music for string, voice and piano performed by Patricia Pulju, Susan Pulju Kraft, Elizabeth Pulju Owen and Drew Owen. St. John Vianney Family Life Center, Main St. and Holy Family Lane, Prince Frederick. $5. 410-414-9099 or 410-286-3998.

SACRED MUSIC -- 5 p.m. Sunday. The combined choirs of Mount Harmony United Methodist Church and North Beach Union Church, with community singers, present "Songs of Praise and Christian Hope." Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, 300 E. Mount Harmony Rd., Owings. Free. Donations benefit Calvert Hospice. 301-855-7477.

NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL STRING ORCHESTRA -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Halloween theme concert in the Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center. Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Rd., Owings. Free. 410-257-1519 or 301-855-6416.

Dance

SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Presented by the Aqua Squares Dance Club. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-586-3587 or 301-373-2207.

SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. Dances are presented by the Southern Merry-Landers Square Dance Club. John Hanson Middle School, 12350 Vivian Adams Rd., Waldorf. $5.50; members, $4. 301-893-1974.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE -- 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Lessons included at this smoke-free dance presented by the Southern Maryland Country Western Dance Association. Brandywine Firehouse, 14201 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. $10; SMCWDA members, $8. 301-645-0779.

DANCE CLASSES -- 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays. Held by Southern Maryland Modern Dance Collective for ages 13 and older. Black Belt Academy, Wildewood Shopping Center, Wildewood. Drop-in fee, $10; 10-class card, $65. 301-862-1072.

For Children

SONG-AND-DANCE MAN -- 9:45 a.m. today. Billy B, the natural science song-and-dance man, entertains preschool children. College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $5 all ages. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008, 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828, or BxOffc@csmd.edu.

PUMPKIN PAINTING -- 10-11 a.m. tomorrow. Bring a pumpkin, all supplies will be provided. Decorate and paint for judging and prizes. Ages 2-5. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $3. Registration required. 410-586-1101.

PEE-WEE FREE THROW -- 6 p.m. tomorrow. Ages 4-6 compete in basketball games. Southern Maryland Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. Registration required. 410-586-1101.

MONSTER MASH -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Ages 14 and younger dance to DJ Rockin' Roger, share goodies and compete in costume contests. Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. $3 301-246-9612, Maryland Relay Service: 711, or TDD: 800-735-2258.

BATS -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Ages 3-5 with an adult discover wild and weird truths about bats through games, crafts and stories. Snack provided. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $3; Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1. Reservations required. 410-535-5327.

TRICK-OR-TREATING ON THE SQUARE -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Make a scarecrow (1-3 p.m.) then gather goodies from participating downtown merchants (3-4 p.m.). Sponsored by the Leonardtown Business Association. Scarecrow supplies, $5. Leonardtown Square. 301-475-9791.

INTERNATIONAL EVENT -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. For ages 6-12. Calvert Library hosts an afternoon of games, crafts and foods from Australia, Greece, Iraq and Zimbabwe. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. Registration required. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862.

HALLOWEEN STORYTIMES -- 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Calvert County Library branches. Silly and spooky tales, songs and flannel boards. Costumes encouraged. No registration required. Free.

* Monday, Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

* Monday, Twin Beaches library, 3819 Harbor Dr., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

* Wednesday, Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291.

* Fairview library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd. (Route 4 south), Owings. 410-257-2101.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME -- 10 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 2. For ages 2-5 at Charles County Public Library branches. Free. No registration required.

* Tuesdays, Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375.

* Wednesdays, P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864.

* Thursdays, La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-0001.

Exhibitions

LANDSCAPE EXHIBIT -- 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and one hour before College of Southern Maryland performances on those days through Nov. 7.Landscape paintings by Ron Boehmer on display. Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828.

TEXTURED PAINTINGS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Nov. 14. "Flying Home," a display of artist Malik Jackson's works. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. Free. 301-743-5159 or www.mattawomanart.org.

ARTISTS' EXHIBIT -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m., today, tomorrow and Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. "Color, Line and Texture" displays the artwork of Ann Crane and Rosemary Bailey. Exhibit runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. The North End Gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. 301-475-3130.

PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday. Oil and pastels by Cathy Terril and photography by Robert Tinari. ArtWorks@7th Gallery, Seventh Street and Bay Avenue, North Beach. 410-286-5278.

ASTROLOGY AND ART -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 6. An exhibition of Julia Musengo's paintings, sculptural altars and the board game "The Goddess Game: 12 New Faces of the Zodiac." Main Street Gallery, 486 Main St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-3334.

Lectures

And Literature

POETRY CAFE -- 7-8:30 p.m. today. Poet Elisavietta Ritchie leads a workshop on poetry. Bring eight copies of an original or favorite poem to discuss or edit. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS -- Join area book groups to discuss recent readings. Free. Various locations.

* 2-3:30 p.m. Today. Discuss "1984: A Novel," by George Orwell, a classic tale of Big Brother government. Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

* 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Discuss and act out William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Naval Academy professor Anne Marie Drew. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

MANGA DRAWING -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Art instructor Ben Dursa holds a workshop for ages 13-18 interested in the basics of Manga drawing. Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. Free, but advance tickets need to be picked up at any county public library in advance. 301-375-7375.

MAGIC OF READING -- 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Ben Franklin portrayer leads an interactive and educational session on reading for all ages. P.D. Brown library, 5 Village St., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-2864.

FEEDING THE COMMUNITY SAFELY -- 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Ruth Miller, part-time extension educator from the University of Maryland, discusses preventing foodborne illnesses. Occasional food handlers, fast-food managers and employees, child-care and foster care providers, temporary food permit holders and food service workers are encouraged to attend. Program developed by Maryland Cooperative Extension and endorsed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 11000 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. $2 at the door. Registration required. 410-535-3662 or 301-855-1150.

POETRY OPEN MIC -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Share an original or favorite poem or come to listen. Leonardtown library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. No registration required. 301-475-2846.

LANDSCAPE, STREAM AND ESTUARINE CONDITIONS -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Join wetlands ecologist Dennis Whigham of the Smithsonian Institution Environmental Research Center for a review of work demonstrating the response of wetlands and estuaries to land-use and development. 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.

UNDERSTANDING ANNUITIES -- 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Next Thursday. Financial planner Rob Ramos discusses types of annuities and the pros and cons of each. Offered through LiFE. Free. Registration required. 301-737-5674.

* 10 a.m., Leonardtown library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown.

* 2 p.m., Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall.

CALVERT CONVERSATIONS -- 10 a.m. Next Thursday. Casual setting to discuss what's happening in the county. Coffee provided but bring your own mug. Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

OPEN MIC -- 7-8:30 p.m. Next Thursday. Casual forum to present original or favorite poem, music, prose or comedy. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. Registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Special Events

HEALTH FAIR -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow ; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Local organizations and vendors provide information on services and options in health and wellness. Variety of health screenings will be offered; most are free, but some may require a fee. Sponsored by the St. Mary's County Department on Aging. Chancellor's Run Activity Center, 21905 Chancellor's Run Rd., Great Mills. No admission fee. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1050.

HAUNTED TRAIL -- 6 p.m.-midnight tomorrow and Saturday. Patuxent Playhouse hosts an annual spooky trail through the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Campgrounds. Chesapeake Ranch Estates, Lusby. 410-326-1401 or patuxentplayhouse@mail.com.

NavAir MAZE -- 4-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. Cornfield maze cut to depict an F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter and the words NavAir Patuxent River. Farm includes a petting zoo, mini-mazes, a straw mountain, acres of pumpkins, hayrides, a picnic area and food sales. Bowles Farm, 22880 Budd's Creek Rd., Clements. Adults, $8; ages 5 and younger, free. 301-475-2139 or www.bowlesfarms.com.

CORN MAZE -- 11 a.m.-dusk Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 5. Fourth annual Forrest Hall Farm and Orchard "Crazy Corn Maze," a five-acre maze with three miles of trails and picnic and rest areas; a hay wagon slide, farm animals, hayrides and games; and a farm shop with seasonal produce, mums and farm products. Forrest Hall Farm, 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville. $6; 2 and younger, free. 301-884-3086 or www.forresthallfarm.com.

FALL BIRDING -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Explore the fields and woods along Plummer's Corner at the Glendening Preserve for sparrows, fall migrants and other wintering birds. Binoculars and field guides available to borrow. Ages 12 and older. No restroom facilities at site. Meet at the entrance to the preserve. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Reservations requested. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

CHESS TOURNAMENT -- 8-8:45 a.m., registration; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., competition, Saturday. Open to Charles County students in grades kindergarten through 12. Tournament will be four-round Swiss style with matches beginning at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Awards ceremony follows. Sponsored by Charles County public schools. Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Rd., Waldorf. Advance registration, $10; on-site registration, $15. Forms available online at www.ccboe.com/gifted/opportunitieselem.htm. 301-934-7378.

WILD AUCTION -- 7 p.m., preview, drinks and food; 8 p.m., live auction Saturday. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center's annual fundraiser for its environmental education programs, features auctioneer Rodney Thompson and a variety of items for bid. Entertainment by Rakes and Roses and food by Mom's in the Kitchen. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd. Prince Frederick. 410-535-5327.

JACK-O'-LANTERNS -- 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Learn how the tradition of cutting faces into pumpkins came to be, then create one to take home. Bring a knife for carving and wear clothes that can get dirty. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $15 a pumpkin; Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $12. Reservations required. 410-535-5327.

HALLOWEEN HIKE -- 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Bring a pumpkin to carve and decorate then hike through the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary to discover nature's sounds and creatures. 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.

BOATING COURSE -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 3, 9, 16 and 18. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-7 offers "Boat Maryland," a course on responsible boating that satisfies the requirements of the Maryland Boating Safety Education Act. Great Mills High School, 21130 Great Mills Rd., Great Mills. $2. Advance registration required. 301-737-0728.

MASSAGE THERAPY -- Weekdays by appointment. Hour-long appointments by a certified massage therapist to help relieve stress, improve muscle tone, increase flexibility and rid the body of toxins. Grace W. Loffler Senior Center, Chancellors Run Activity Center, 21905 Chancellors Run Rd., Great Mills. $35. Appointments required. 301-737-5670.

SOTTERLEY PLANTATION MANSION TOURS -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Guided tours of the mansion at the 300-year-old former tobacco plantation and Colonial port. Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Rd., Hollywood. Guided mansion tour and self-guided tour of outbuildings and grounds, adults, $7; ages 6-16, $5; 5 and younger, free. Self-guided grounds tour only, $2. Group tours available by appointment. 301-373-2280, 800-681-0850 or www.sotterley.org.

LIVE SEAHORSE EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Seahorses from around the world. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Adults, $7; seniors, $6; ages 5-12, $2; 4 and younger, free. 410-326-2042, Ext. 49.

KARAOKE -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Proceeds benefit local military veterans and charities. VFW Post 1800, Indian Head. 301-743-5109.

Theater

CHORAL WORKSHOP AND CONCERT -- Workshop: 6:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 2-7 p.m. Sunday. Concert, 7 p.m. Sunday. Presented by the Port Tobacco Players under the direction of Michael Santana, the workshop includes voice lessons, vocal preparation, and choral music skills and techniques; it culminates in a concert. Southern Maryland Christian Academy, White Plains. Workshop: $50; PTPI members, $40. Registration required. Concert: $5 donation requested. 301-932-6819.

"THE LEGEND OF THE WITCH MOLL DYER" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Also, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30; 2 p.m. Oct. 30. St. Mary's Ballet, with dancers from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties, present the Southern Maryland folktale of a witch in the 1600s. Funded in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council through the state by the National Endowment for the Arts. St. Mary's Ryken High School Fine Arts Center, 22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown. Advance tickets, $10; at the door, $15. 301-884-8601.

"LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The Chesapeake Bay Floating Theatre presents Neil Simon's adult comedy in the Black Box Theatre at the Indian Head Center for the Arts, 4185 Indian Head Hwy., Indian Head. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $12. A Citrus Cafe three-course dinner and show combo-ticket available at a 15 percent discount. 800-494-8497.

"THE SERPENT" -- 8 p.m. Today , tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. St. Mary's College of Maryland Theater Department presents Jean-Claude van Itallie's contemporary improvisational theater that explores the Book of Genesis and relates it to modern experience. Directed by Joanne Klein. SMCM campus, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center, Bruce Davis Theater, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. $5; SMCM staff members, faculty and students, $3.50. 240-895-4243 or boxoffice@smcm.edu.

Plan Ahead

"THE HAUNTED STAGE" -- 6 p.m. Oct. 29. See spooky things that go bump in the night and ghouls creeping around every corner. Presented by the College of Southern Maryland's Theatre Company. All ages. College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $5. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828.

FASHION SHOW -- 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Hosted by the Zonta Club of Charles County, annual event highlights "The Roaring '20s," with dinner, fashions, entertainment, cash bar, door prizes and a silent auction. Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. $50. 240-427-1305.

THE SPIRITS OF POINT LOOKOUT -- 7 p.m. Oct. 29; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. A 50-minute, interactive half-mile walk through Point Lookout State Park featuring musical ballads by Tom Wisner, live presentations about infamous spirits, games, a magic show, Civil War displays, historical reenactments and food concessions. Tours depart every six minutes through 10 p.m. Recommended for adults and ages 9 and older. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of St. Mary's County, the Circle K Club of St. Mary's College and the St. Mary's Ryken Key Club. Proceeds benefit Southern Maryland youth programs. Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's County. Advance ticket purchase required. $10. 888-316-5679.

TALES FOR A HAUNTED TRAIL -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30. A safe place for children to dress up and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating, with treats and goodies provided by local businesses and organizations. The 25 statues in the Seahorses By the Bay program will be on display, with three of them offered for auction at 4:30 p.m. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. $1 a child benefits the Calvert County Holiday Food Basket Program. 410-326-4640.

MURDER MYSTERY TRAIN RIDE -- Oct. 30. One-day coach trip to Cumberland for a train ride through Western Maryland and a dinner murder mystery performed aboard the train. Bus departs from Calvert County locations at 1 and 1:30 p.m. A Calvert County Parks and Recreation sponsored activity. Registration required. $8.50. Adults only. 410-586-1101.

DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT WORKSHOP -- 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3. Workshop to help parents become more involved in their children's Individual Education Program (IEP). Topic: "Resolving Conflicts in Special Education -- Complaints, Mediation and Due Process." Light supper is provided. Lexington Park library, 21677 FDR Dr., Lexington Park. Free. Advance registration is required. 301-884-4662.

CRAFTERS NEEDED -- For upcoming community events. Space rental rates vary.

* 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 6. Wedding workshop at the Hanson Community Center in Waldorf. Businesses involved in wedding services provided with free vendor space. A Charles County Department of Community Services program. Interested vendors should call 301-934-0116 or 301-870-3388, Ext. 5116. People with special needs: Maryland Relay Service 711 or TDD at 800-735-2258.

* 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Craft fair sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of Court St. Peter's in Waldorf is looking for crafters of home and handmade items. 301-645-6002.

* 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6. Craft and Collectibles Fest sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Good Shepherd Church, 30 E. Smallwood Dr., Waldorf. Rental information, 301-934-3635.

* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Craft fair sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department, Route 242, Colton. Tables, $14. 301-769-2654 or 301-769-3382.

* 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13. Craft fair at St. John Vianney Church, Prince Frederick. Tables, $25 each. 410-414-9099.

"THE BICKERSONS' DINNER THEATRE" -- 5 p.m., dinner; 6 p.m., show, Nov. 6. Comedy about radio hosts John and Blanche Bickerson who began broadcasting in 1946. They loved each other but constantly bickered on-air, becoming America's most popular and funny squabbling couple. Loffler Senior Center, Chancellor's Run Rd., Lexington Park. $20. Tickets available at all St. Mary's County Senior Centers until Oct. 29. 301-737-5670 or 301-475-4200, Ext. 1050.

FAMILY PEER PRESSURE WORKSHOPS -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 16 and 23 and Dec. 7 and 14. "Guiding Good Choices," a Calvert County Health Department series of workshops for parents and children on resisting peer pressure. Free. Plum Point Middle School, 1475 Plum Point Rd., Huntingtown. Registration being accepted by the Health Department. 410-535-3079 or 301-855-1550, Ext. 27.

PARENTING CLASSES -- A series of parenting classes for adults offered through the Civista Women's Health Center. Facilitated by Mollie M. Thorn, licensed professional counselor. Civista Women's Health Center, 3510 Old Washington Rd. (Route 925), Waldorf. $25 a couple each session. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Registration required. 888-332-4847.

* Nov. 12, "Sibling Rivalry: Reasonable, Rational or Ridiculous?"

* Jan. 21, "Seeking Compromise and Balance With the Ones You Love."

* Feb. 25, "Communication in Loving Relationships."

NEW YORK CITY TRIPS -- One-day coach trips depart from Calvert County locations. Calvert County Parks and Recreation sponsored activities. Registration required. 410-586-1101.

* Nov. 10. Disney classic "The Lion King" on Broadway. Departs 7 and 7:40 a.m. $117.

* Nov. 17. Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Cinderella" at the New York City opera. Departs 6 and 6:30 a.m. $105.

CHRISTMAS CONNECTION VOLUNTEERS -- Shift work available for a variety of volunteer jobs putting together Christmas Connection for Charles County Children packages and food. Help also needed collecting and sorting donated toys and food. Sign up by Oct. 30. Children's Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Circle, Waldorf. 301-645-1561.

LA PLATA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNIVERSARY -- Looking for department and ladies auxiliary members who served the unit from 1929 to this year to help celebrate the department's 75th anniversary. Call 301-934-3201, 301-870-3868 or e-mail cchief1@hotmail.com.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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