Thursday 16

YARD SALE, Calvert Pines Senior Council's monthly sale. Donations are tax-deductible. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4606.

BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING, a public hearing on administrative variances. 9 a.m. St. Mary's County Department of Land Use and Growth Management, 23150 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1521.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS), a nonprofit weight-control support group, meets every Thursday. Weigh-in, 6-7 p.m.; support meeting, 7-8 p.m. Rock Church of Charles County, 6790 Crain Hwy., La Plata. 301-645-1050.

BINGO, every Thursday, sponsored by the American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary. Doors open at 6 p.m.; early-bird games, 7:15 p.m. 6330 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.

PIPELINE INFORMATION MEETING, sponsored by Concerns About Pipeline Expansion (CAPE) and state Sen. Roy P. Dyson (D-St. Mary's) to provide information and seek residents' input about the federal approval process for pipelines. There also will be a briefing on what county and state governments are doing to represent local interests in the placement of Dominion Energy's proposed 36-inch natural gas pipeline from the Cove Point liquefied natural gas terminal and storage facility. 7 p.m. Parish House at Christ Church, Broomes Island Road, Broomes Island. or

ST. MARY'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB, meets the third Thursday of each month. 7 p.m. W.M. Davis Building, Leonardtown-Hollywood Road, Leonardtown.

Friday 17

BINGO, hosted every Friday by St. Thomas Manor in the church hall, with a $500 jackpot. Refreshments available. Proceeds help finance construction of the youth center. For ages 8 and older. 6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., early-bird games; 7:15 p.m., regular games begin. St. Ignatius Church, 8855 Chapel Point Rd., Port Tobacco. $18 covers admission and single game set of 29 games. 301-934-8245.

Saturday 18

RE-USE BARN, new and used items, furniture, desks, appliances, exercise equipment, linens, toys, games, books, old records, collectibles and more. A cooperative effort between the Southern Maryland chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and the Charles County commissioners to keep usable items out of the landfill. Proceeds are invested into the community. Donations of items accepted. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 3810 Renner Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-5349 or 301-645-9451.

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

BARBECUE AND FLEA MARKET, beef, chicken and pork barbecue platters, bake table, crafts and yard sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Waters Memorial United Methodist, 5400 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. $12; ages 6-12, $5; carryouts available. 410-586-1716 or 410-535-2056.

MEMOIR MAKING, scholar Carole Sargent teaches how to write memoirs. Question-and-answer session and refreshments included. 1-4 p.m. North Beach Senior Center, 9010 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. Ages 50 and older. 410-535-4606.

Sunday 19

FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST, scrambled eggs, home-fried potatoes, pancakes, French toast, sausage links, ham, hot biscuits, creamed chipped beef, spiced applesauce, milk, juices and coffee. 8-11 a.m. Sponsored by the Second District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. $6; ages 5-12, $3; 4 and younger, free. 301-994-1960.

BARBECUE DINNER, 43rd annual event, sponsored by the Mechanicsville Lions Club. Dinner includes one-half barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, applesauce, rolls, butter and beverage. Drive-through carryouts available. Proceeds to benefit the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Cedar Lane Home for the Elderly, St. Mary's Nursing Center and the Lions Eye Bank. 11 a.m. Adjacent to Guy's Motors, 28200 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville. $10. 301-884-4641 or 301-373-3456.

Monday 20

AMERICAN SALUTE MAJORETTES, baton twirlers of all ages are invited to join. No experience necessary. Call Donna at 301-932-9437.

ADULT FITNESS PROGRAM, with step machines, crunch boards, stationary bikes and treadmills. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. $10 for 12 visits. 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388, Maryland Relay Service 711 or TDD at 800-735-2258.

MEETING, of the St. Mary's County Planning Commission to discuss the county's Transferable Development Rights Program in Chapter 26 of the St. Mary's County Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. Oral and written comments accepted. 6:30 p.m. St. Mary's County Board of Education meeting room, 23160 Moakley St., Leonardtown. The zoning ordinance is available at 301-475-4200, Ext. 1541.

Tuesday 21

CHARLES COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, meets for a program titled "Citations -- Where's the Proof?" presented by Diane Giannini. 7 p.m. Family History Center (Church of Latter Day Saints), 4560 Padgett Rd., White Plains. Free. Membership in the society is $10; 301-870-4758 or

SOUTHERN MARYLAND CONCERT BAND REHEARSALS, open to musicians 15 and older interested in joining the concert band and the Southern Maryland Swing Band for the 2005-06 season. Rehearsals are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the band room at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. 301-855-9933 or 301-843-5848.

Wednesday 22

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, a program of Calvert Hospice for residents grieving a death. Bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m., Olivet United Methodist Church, 13570 Olivet Rd., Lusby. Free. 301-855-1226 or 410-535-0892.

PUBLIC FORUM, held by the Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning to seek public comments about proposed changes in the county zoning ordinance on agricultural, residential and town center land uses. Proposed changes can be viewed at 7 p.m. Calvert Pines Senior Center Auditorium, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-1600, Ext. 2321.

Thursday 23

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS), a nonprofit weight-control support group, meets every Thursday. Weigh-in, 6-7 p.m.; support meeting, 7-8 p.m., Rock Church of Charles County, 6790 Crain Hwy., La Plata. 301-645-1050.

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