Dance

SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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. Presented by the Southern Merry-Landers Square Dance Club. John Hanson Middle School, 12350 Vivian Adams Dr., Waldorf. $5.50; members, $4. 301-893-1974.

MODERN DANCE MASTER CLASS -- 12:30 p.m. Sunday and June 26. Held by the Southern Maryland Modern Dance Collective for ages 13 and older. Taught by choreographer Alvin Mayes. Sponsored in part by the St. Mary's County Arts Council. Black Belt Academy, Wildewood Shopping Center, Wildewood. $20 a class. 301-862-1072 or www.moderndancecollective.com.

DANCE CLASSES -- 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays. Held by the Southern Maryland Modern Dance Collective for ages 13 and older. Black Belt Academy, Wildewood Shopping Center, Wildewood. Drop-in fee, $10; 10-class card, $75. 301-862-1072 or www.moderndancecollective.com.

In Concert

U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD BAND OF THE MID-ATLANTIC -- 5 p.m. today. Formed in 1947, the organization consists of a concert band, "Guardsmen" Big Band, Ceremonial Band and smaller chamber ensembles. Bring a chair or blanket. Food will be available. Washington Gas Pavilion, Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042, Ext. 19.

THE NOT SO MODERN JAZZ QUARTET -- 7:30 p.m. today. A combo of clarinet, bass, piano and drums performing in a club venue of the 1920s-1940s. First of the Bay Breeze Summer Concerts. Made possible with the cooperation of the Calvert County commissioners and sponsorship from the Arts Council of Calvert County, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Town of Chesapeake Beach. Refreshments provided by Rod 'n' Reel Restaurant. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-3892, www.cbrm.org or cbrailway@co.cal.md.us.

SOLID BRASS -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Local band plays jazz and big band favorites. Performance on the west lawn of the new La Plata Town Hall is part of the summer concert series. Plenty of parking, refreshments available; bring a lawn chair or blanket; no pets or alcohol. Free. 301-934-8421.

SOUNDS OF TOMORROW -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Young musicians and singers from St. Mary's County public schools perform as part of the Sanford Concert Series. Olde St. Andrew's Church, 44078 St. Andrew's Church Rd., California. $5 donation requested. 301-862-2969 or 301-862-9192.

TUESDAY TUNES -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Calvert Library presents the "Nick Garrett Band," an alternative guitar and percussion group. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Lectures

And Literature

DESSERT AND DIALOGUE -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. World War II veteran C.W. Miller, 91, talks about his experiences during the war. His book, "A Tanker's View of World War II," will be available for sale and signing. Hosted by the Lyceum for Lifelong Learning, 103 Centennial St., La Plata. Advance, $10; at the door, $15. Reservations available. 301-392-0213.

START OF SUMMER READING EVENING STORY TIME -- Sponsored by Calvert Library.

* 7 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Beaches library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

* 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

* 6:30 p.m. next Thursday. Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

* 7 p.m. next Thursday. Fairview library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

TEEN CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Led by Calvert High English teacher Thomas "Doc" Markham. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

CALVERT CONVERSATIONS -- 10 a.m. next Thursday. Casual get-together to discuss happenings in the county. Coffee provided, but bring your own mug. Southern library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

GENTLY USED BOOK SALE -- Noon-8 p.m. next Thursday. Friends of the Library present a "preview" of books on sale June 17-18. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or301-855-1862.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS -- Join area book groups. Free. Various locations.

* 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Discuss "A Walk on the Beach," by Joan Anderson. Fairview library, 8210 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

For Children

ART AND STORY SESSION -- 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. next Thursday. Ages 4-6 will read a story about an artist or an art element or style, then create a matted piece of art. Parent(s) must remain on site. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. $5 a child. Payment and registration due before class. 410-326-4640 or www.annmariegarden.org.

GOOD OLD DAYS TODAY -- 10-11:45 a.m. next Thursday. Ages 3-6 learn about the early days of railroading and the Chesapeake Beach resort of the early 20th century. Includes games, songs, crafts, refreshments and stories. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-3892, www.cbrm.org or cbrailway@co.cal.md.us.

TENNIS CAMP -- 9 a.m.-noon, June 20-24. Ages 8-14 learn court tactics and strategy. White Plains Regional Park, DeMarr Road and St. Charles Parkway, White Plains. $95. Registration required. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.

SOCCER CAMP -- 1-4 p.m. June 20-24. Ages 6-10 learn soccer games and activities including juggling, shootouts, dribbling races and a daily "World Cup" tournament. Each day ends with a dip in the pool. Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. $100. Registration required. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.

THEATER CAMP -- June 20-24. Ages 6-12 work on character development, stage makeup, dance, music, costuming and more. Presented by the Port Tobacco Players. $115 fee includes one-year membership in the Port Tobacco Players. Registration forms available at 301-934-6813.

LEARN TO SKATE SUMMER CAMP -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Three sessions to choose from: June 20-24, July 11-15 or Aug. 1-5. Learn to skate on the ice with professional instruction in basic skating skills. Camp features on- and off-ice instruction. Ages 6-14. Capital Clubhouse Ice Arena and Multi-Recreational Sports Facility, 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf. $175 a child. 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388 or www.charlescounty.org/cs.

CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMPS -- Offered by St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick. Registration required. 410-414-9099, sjvflc@chesapeake.net or www.sjvflc.us.

* 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, Vacation Bible School. Camper, $30; family, $70. 410-586-9206 or mariad@direcway.com.

* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 5-8, Camp Swish Basketball Camp. Coed grades 6-8. $105 per camper.

* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25-28, Camp Swish Basketball Camp. Coed grades 2-5. $105 per camper.

* 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 1-14, volleyball camp. Coed grades 3-8. $130 per camper.

* 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 8-11, volleyball camp. Girls only; grades 9-12. $150 per camper.

* 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 1-12, drama camp with director Lori Willis, in association with Follow Spot Productions. Coed ages 8-14. $325 per camper.

CALVERT HOSPICE'S CAMP PHOENIX -- A camp for children 7-15 who are grieving over a death. Information and registration packets available from Calvert Hospice. Space is limited; early inquiries recommended. Two sessions, both at King's Landing Park in Huntingtown. Free. Adult volunteers are needed as Camp Phoenix "buddies" at each session. Free training. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

* Session One: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29-July 1.

* Session Two: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-15.

ANNMARIE GARDEN SUMMER ART CAMPS -- Programs appropriate for middle school students. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640 or www.annmariegarden.org.

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18-22. "The Mural Project." Students collaborate on planning and executing a large mural and write an artist's statement. Their mural will be on display at the garden throughout the summer. $75.

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25-29. "A Path to Self-Expression." Working on a large canvas, students learn to express themselves. On July 29, the student art pieces will be unveiled at a reception. $75.

KINDER CAMP PROGRAMS -- Calvert County's Parks and Recreation Department is enrolling youths in a variety of summer camp programs. Call 410-586-1101 for program information and schedules.

CSM KIDS COLLEGE -- Register for summer enrichment camps at all College of Southern Maryland campuses. There are more than 50 areas of interest, including fine arts, science and sports. Register by mail or fax or in person. For class information, registration forms and costs, visit www.csmd.edu/KidsCollege.

SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY -- Registration is open for a one-week summer day camp for Calvert County students. The daily program is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Huntingtown Elementary School, 4345 Huntingtown Rd. Campers must bring lunch and a drink; an afternoon snack will be provided. Transportation available from three locations: Mill Creek, Calvert and Windy Hill middle schools. Registration forms are available at all elementary and middle schools or at www.calvertnet.k12.md.us. $125 a camper. For more information, call Linda Patton at 410-535-7204.

* June 20-24 for students entering grades 4 and 5.

* June 27-July 1 for students entering grades 6-8.

In the Schools

SUMMER FINE ARTS CAMP -- Sponsored by St. Mary's County public schools, camp provides opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities in band, chorus, orchestra or visual arts. Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. St. Mary's County students, $125; others, $175. Registration forms available by calling Lynne Morgan at 301-475-5511, Ext. 112.

* June 27-July 1, 8:30-3:30 p.m., for students who have competed grades 3-5.

* July 1, 7 p.m., Evening of the Arts public performance for elementary campers.

* July 11-July 15, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for students who have completed grades 6-8.

* July 15, 7 p.m., Evening of the Arts public performance for middle school campers.

SUPERINTENDENT'S ART GALLERY -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Displays of St. Mary's County student artwork. St. Mary's County public schools central administration building, 23160 Moakley St., Leonardtown. 301-475-5511, Ext. 112.

Exhibitions

ALL-MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturdays and Sundays through July 3; with an artist reception 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Musical entertainment by Deltrio. Juror will be John Krumrein, professor of art at Prince George's Community College. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. Free admission and parking. 301-743-5159.

ART SHOW -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through June 30. Features the work of artists Eileen Baca, Gerry Wood, Carol Wathen and Mary Ida Rolape. ArtWorks@7th Gallery (above Nice and Fleazy Antique Store), Seventh Street and Bay Avenue, North Beach. 410-286-5278.

Special Events

VARIETY SHOW -- 7 p.m. today. Singers, dancers, musicians and more. Benefits Special Olympics Charles County. Westlake High School, 3300 Middleton Rd., Waldorf. Adults, $7; seniors and children 12 and younger, $5. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, Ext. 5140.

"HERP" SEARCH -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Field trip led by Rich Siegel, a Towson University faculty member recognized as an expert on North American snakes. Siegel will discuss snake ecology, identification and conservation. Children should be at least 6 years old. 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.

BABY BAZAAR -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Pick up information on child and family resources available in the county, shop for baby and toddler-themed items, used clothing, toys and furniture, or have car seats checked by certified technicians. Girl Scout Troop 140 will be available to volunteer baby-sit while parents shop or look over exhibits. Hosted by the Charles County Department of Community Services. Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Free admission. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Special needs callers use 711 or TDD: 800-735-2258.

BLUE AND GRAY DAYS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Point Lookout State Park and the Friends of Point Lookout Inc. sponsor a weekend of demonstrations including ongoing Infantry Drills, artillery and musket firing, exhibits of Hammond Hospital and Camp Hoffman (Prisoner of War Camp), reenactments and a candlelight tour of Fort Lincoln. Point Lookout State Park, Point Lookout Road (Route 5 south), Scotland. Maryland residents, $5; all others, $6. 301-872-5688.

FAMILY BEACH PARTY -- Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Celebrate the end of school with games and live music by "The Beach Bumz." Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. $5 a person. Food and refreshments available for an additional cost. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

AUDUBON FIELD TRIP -- 10 a.m. Sunday. Bob Boxwell leads a plant survey at Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve in Lusby. Bring water, lunch, boots, hand lens, field guides, binoculars and wear durable clothing. Call 410-394-1300 for directions or e-mail robertjohnboxwell@yahoo.com.

CAR SHOW AND CRAB FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-noon, car registration; noon-5 p.m., crab festival Sunday. Open car show includes free registration, trophies and dash plaques to winners. Sponsored by the Leonardtown Lions Club. Event includes crabs, food and craft vendors, and music. Governmental Center, 23115 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. Crab Festival: $5 a person; ages 11 and younger, free. 301-475-5236.

BOAT TRIP AND DINNER -- 6:30 p.m. Monday departure from Rod 'n' Reel Restaurant for Harrison's Restaurant on Tilghman Island. Dinner served family style with choice of fried chicken with crabcake; crab imperial; prime rib; or flounder. Menu includes vegetables, rolls, coffee and tea. Sponsored by the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Kiwanis Club. $45 a person. Reservations required. 301-855-5507.

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES -- Start Monday or Wednesday, depending on class selected (basic or advanced). Classes run nine weeks each. Sponsored by St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks. Held at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. Either session, $45. Call for starting times and registration. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1802; to speak with instructor Robert Deluca, call 301-843-9609.

BOWHUNTER CLASSES -- 6-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8 a.m.-noon June 18. Course includes classroom instruction, tracking, tree stand safety and shooting proficiency. Sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. Greenwell State Park, off Steerhorn Neck Rd., Hollywood. $5. Reservations recommended. 301-872-4547 or ropshaw@wvafamily.net.

LEADING EDGE AWARDS -- 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Leading businesses and executives will be recognized at the fifth installment of the awards event. Co-sponsored by the technology councils of Calvert and Charles counties, Patuxent Partnership, Small Business Development Center and the College of Southern Maryland. Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. $55 a person; $400 for table of eight. 301-934-7580 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7580, or www.csmd.edu/ProfDevelopment/ELC/LeadingEdge.

FIRE DEPARTMENT CARNIVAL -- 7-11 p.m. next Thursday, June 17-18, 23-25, and 27; 4-10 p.m., June 19 and 26. Hosted by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. Features rides, games, bingo, food vendors, nightly prizes and cash raffles. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. 301-884-4709.

RESPONSIBLE BOATING COURSE -- 7-9 p.m. next Thursday, June 21, 23 and 28. Covers all aspects of recreational boating. Required attendance at all eight hours to meet the State of Maryland Boating Safety Education required for those born after July 1, 1972. Offered by the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 15-7. West Marine, 14030 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons Island. $25. Registration required. 301-737-0728 or 301-862-7284.

Theater

"SCOTLAND ROAD" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; matinee at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Newtowne Players production about a Titanic disaster survivor. Theater-goers can enjoy coffee and refreshments in the lobby's Alatte Xpressions Concession and enjoy an art exhibit courtesy of Wylde Women Artists. Three Notch Theatre, 21477 South Coral Dr., Lexington Park. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and students. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Reservations available at 301-997-0699.

AUDITIONS -- Today through June 11 for "The Point," a rock opera presented by the Newtowne Players. Audition dates depend on the age and role being sought: 7-9 p.m. today, all auditioners pick up sides and music; 7 p.m. today, auditions for singers, including male and female lead singers; 10 a.m., Saturday, auditions for ages 4 and older. Performance dates are Aug. 5-14. Rehearsals June 13-Aug. 4. All auditions, rehearsal and performances will take place at Three Notch Theatre, Lexington Park. 301-737-5447.

"OUR AMERICAN COUSIN" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Chesapeake Bay Floating Theatre hosts the Old New Theater in producing what was one of the first "long run" engagements in theater. It was the play President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated. Part of the River Arts Festival. Indian Head Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head. $10. Reservations available. 301-743-3040.

Plan Ahead

SEVENTH ANNUAL ERIC AND CARA THORN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURAMENT -- 8 a.m. June 17. Eric Thorn, 16, and his sister Cara, 13, died Nov. 17, 1998, in a single-car accident while driving to school. Since then, their family has established a memorial fund that awards scholarships to Calvert County students. To date, $40,000 has been awarded. The golf tournament is the major fundraiser for the memorial fund. For the entry fee, golfers receive a continental breakfast, greens fees, a cart, prizes and a catered lunch. Interested golfers should contact Tim Taylor at 443-618-1216. Sponsorship signs are available at $100 a sign. People interested in sponsoring a hole should contact Debbie Thorn at 301-855-0404. Twin Shields Golf Club, Route 260, Dunkirk. Adult golfing fee, $85; students, $75.

CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S 2005 GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 7:30 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start June 17. Benefits the Center, which is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental health. Hosted by Natelco Electrical Contractors, Outback Steakhouse, and Capital Lighting and Supply. Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, Swan Point Boulevard, Issue. $130 a golfer or $480 a foursome. Includes greens fees, cart, food and beverages on the course, and a catered dinner by Outback Steakhouse. Corporate sponsorships and tee signs available. 301-609-9887 or bough@center-for-children.org.

FATHER'S DAY FLOAT -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June 18. A guided canoe trip departs from Warrior's Rest and tours Parkers Creek. Strenuous activity. American Chestnut Land Trust, Scientist Cliff Road, Port Republic. Reservations required. Donations appreciated. 410-586-1570 or www.acltweb.org or info@acltweb.org.

FATHER'S DAY ART FLING -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18. Ages 7 and older, along with dads, learn how to build catapults and use them to create artworks. Outdoor event; rain date June 19. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. Adults, $20; children, $10. Payment and registration due in advance of class. 410-326-4640 or www.annmariegarden.org.

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURES -- Noon-5 p.m. June 18. Music and performances by Roy Carrier and the Zydeco Night Rockers, Gye Nyame African Dancers, EnUnity Gospel vocals and band, CARIBE Trinidad and Tobago Masqueraders, the Tolson Sisters, Total Faith (an au cappella Gospel trio), LGB Congolese Band and a spoken word workshop by Omekongo. Also craft and food vendors, health workshops and a blood drive. Sponsored by the American Red Cross and Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Rd., Waldorf. Free. 301-392-1775.

VETERANS BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 7:30 a.m., registration; 9 a.m., shotgun start, June 22. Sponsored by American Legion Post 82 and the Sons of the American Legion to benefit the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Prizes for first three teams, gift packages for all, and door prizes. Wicomico Shores Golf Course, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Rd., Mechanicsville. $70 a golfer fee includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and beverages on the courses and a catered dinner. Corporate sponsorships and tee signs available. 301-645-1537.

ANNUAL PAT COLLINS MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC -- 7:30 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m., shotgun start June 27. Benefits the Arc of Southern Maryland. Twin Shields Golf Club, Route 260, Dunkirk. Call Maureen Ecker at 410-535-2413, Ext. 107 for details.

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND -- 7 p.m. July 10. Legendary southern rock band performs in St. Leonard to benefit construction of the St. Leonard Fire and Rescue Company 7 Community Center. Concert to be held on the grounds of Company 7, Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard. Limited seating. Premium seats, $45; others, $35. Refreshments for sale at event. 410-586-1713 or www.slvfd.com.

PAINT THE TOWN -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 14. Members of the ArtWorks@7th artists cooperative will be creating works in their medium at two locations in North Beach. Outside of Nice and Fleazy Antique Store, Seventh Street and Bay Avenue; and on the porch at Westlawn Restaurant, Seventh Street and Chesapeake Avenue. 410-286-2928 or 410-326-9473.

TRIPS NEAR AND FAR -- Sponsored by the Charles County Department of Community Services. Reservations and advance payment required. Contact the department for more information at 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388, Ext. 5151, Maryland Relay Service 711 or TDD 800-735-2258.

* August 18-19 to the Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse in Boiling Springs, Pa., for an overnight trip to see "Beauty and the Beast." Includes swimming and lunch aboard the Bay Lady in Baltimore. $240/single; $210 for double room occupancy. $100 deposit due Monday.

VENDORS WANTED FOR CRAFT SHOWS/FLEA MARKETS -- Groups and auxiliaries seeking crafts and vendors for spring fairs, flea markets and similar events:

* 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Nanjemoy Heritage Day. Seeking arts and crafters, exhibitors with Nanjemoy local history and culture, entertainment and refreshments. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639, Ext. 11.

-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON

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