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DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, available to all Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Noon-1 p.m. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick. Free. Registration not required. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

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, One Calvert St., 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.

Friday 1

BINGO, hosted every Friday in the church hall. Refreshments available. 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. $20 covers admission and single game set of 28 games. 301-934-8245.

Saturday 2

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.

SMAWL PET ADOPTIONS, meet dogs and cats who need a good home. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, Loveville Rd., just off Route 5 in Loveville. 240-725-0594 or www.smawl.org.

STEAK NIGHT, sponsored by the Bel Alton VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary. Menu includes a New York strip steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, dessert, coffee and tea. 5-8 p.m. Bel Alton VFW, Crain Highway, Bel Alton. $12. 301-934-8271.

TAU LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER, of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, meets in Hughesville. 7 p.m. For meeting location, directions or additional information, call 240-346-1453 or 301-904-2011.

Monday 4

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.

Tuesday 5

ST. MARY'S KIWANIS CLUB, meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. 5:15 p.m. Ausley Associates, 46611 Corporate Dr., Lexington Park. 888-316-5679.

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

ADOPTION INFORMATION AND SUPPORT MEETING, for prospective parents interested in learning more about adoption and for adoptive families seeking a support group. 7-9 p.m. Project Oz Adoptions, 10331 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk. 410-286-5454.

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.

Thursday 7

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

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, One Calvert St., 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.

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