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.
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.
RIVER CONCERT SERIES -- 5 p.m. tomorrow, grounds are open; 7 p.m., concert begins. The musical works of Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould highlight the evening, with an end-of-show fireworks display. Gould's "Hosedown" features members of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. Other artists on stage include trumpeters Jeffrey Silberschlag and Robert Birch, along with physical comedians Tim Marrone and Mark Lohr. Townhouse Green at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Free. Food vendors on site. 240-895-3038 or www.riverconcertseries.com.
SMITH TUCKER BAND -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Local country/pop/rock-and-roll band plays all-time favorites. Performance on the west lawn of the new La Plata Town Hall is part of the town's summer concert series. Plenty of parking, refreshments available; bring a lawn chair or blanket. No pets or alcohol. Free. 301-934-8421.
AUDITIONS -- Daily through Sunday. Performers sought for the newly formed opera repertory company Southern Maryland Light Opera Company and its concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." Classically trained singers with performing experience are welcome to audition. All voice parts are needed. Individual appointments are required. 410-586-2802 or email@example.com.
TEEN MOVIE NIGHT -- 6:30-9 p.m. tomorrow. "National Treasure," a movie about the search for the greatest treasure ever known, following clues left by the Founding Fathers. Popcorn and door prizes. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS -- Area book groups welcome new members. Free.
* 7 p.m. today. Parents and their fourth- to sixth-graders discuss "Ruby Holler," by Sharon Creech. First 15 families to register get a free book provided by the Calvert Literacy Council. Southern library20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES -- Presented on Mondays (except July 9) by the St. Mary's County Library. Free. Made possible in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council, awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council.
* 10 a.m. Charlotte Hall library, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211.
* 12:30 p.m. Leonardtown library, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 25550 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846.
* 3 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188.
July 9, "The Mike Rose Magic Show."
July 11, "Flumpa and Friends," award-winning performer and science educator Wendy Whitten and her frog present energetic musical science adventures.
July 18, "Animal Odyssey," with Ray Owen.
July 25, "Bill Jenkins' Jungle Drums," a variety of percussion instruments and jungle rhythms.
Aug. 1, "The Wizard of Oz," performed by Steven Puppets.
Aug. 8, "Sign Language Safari," with Kathy McMillan.
BABY STEPS STORY TIMES -- Offered Mondays through Aug. 8. Ages 2 months-12 months. Free. 301-475-2846.
* 9:15 a.m. Lexington Park lLibrary, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park.
* 10 a.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown.
BABY STEPS STORY TIMES -- 9:05 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. Ages 2 months-12 months. Free. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211.
TODDLER STORY TIMES -- Offered Mondays through Aug. 8. Music is used to encourage audience participation. Ages 1-21/2 years. Made possible through a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council, awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council with matching funds from Target Corp. 301-475-2846 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
* 9:45 or 10:30 a.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park.
* 10:30 a.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown.
TODDLER STORY TIMES -- 9:30 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211.
SUMMER STORY TIMES -- At Calvert library branches. Free. No registration required.
* 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Prince Frederick Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291
* 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Southern Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.
* 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Fairview Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.
* 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, Twin Beaches Library, 3819 Harbor Rd. , Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.
SUMMER FUN FEATURING FLUMPA AND THE STEVENS PUPPETS -- Free. Program sponsored by Calvert Library.
* 10 a.m. Tuesday, Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2554.
* 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Rd., Dunkirk. 301-855-8895.
* 10 a.m. Wednesday, Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-586-1101.
* 2 p.m. Wednesday, Prince Frederick Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Rd. south, Prince Frederick. 410-535-9836.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES -- Ongoing throughout the summer at various locations. Free.
* 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375.
* 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays, P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864.
* 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays. La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001 or 301-645-3319.
AFTERNOON KIDS' CLUB -- Ongoing throughout the summer at various locations. Free.
* 1:30, Tuesdays, Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375.
* 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864.
* 1:30 p.m., Thursdays, La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001.
In the Schools
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.
"LAND, SEA AND SKY" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 28. Artist reception, 2-5 p.m., Saturday. Features local artists Gary Jameson (drawings and other works) and Colleen Sabo (watercolors). Artworks @ 7th, 7th and Bay Ave., North Beach. 410-286-5278.
MAGINEERING 2005: THE MAGIC BACKSTAGE -- Open to the public during college business hours, through Aug. 1. Props, scenery, set designs, renderings and photographs from CSM Theatre Company productions, including "The King and I," "Amahl and the Night Visitors," "Blithe Spirit" and "Pied Piper." College of Southern Maryland, Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-7828, 301-870-3008, Ext. 7828, or www.csmd.edu/finearts/galleries.
ALL-MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday. 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.
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS -- All displays are free and begin at dusk.
* Monday, Solomons Island. View from the Boardwalk or upon numerous charter boats offering "from the Bay" views of the festivities. 410-326-1950, or www.solomonsbusiness.com or for a view from the Wm. B. Tennison, call the Calvert Marine Museum at 410-326-2042.
BIRDING AT JUG BAY -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Learn the skills to identify birds by sight and sound; binoculars and field guides available to borrow. Ages 12 and older welcome. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Admission: adults, $ 3; seniors and ages 12-18, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-93306-0 or www.jugbay.org.
FAMILY NATURE DETECTIVES -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Families search for clues such as animal tracks and learn to unravel nature's mysteries. Designed for families with children of all ages. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Admission: adults, $ 3; seniors and ages 12-18, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-93306-0 or www.jugbay.org.
BILL COSBY -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Ralph's Dodge-Jeep and Cumberland and Erly LLC. Gates open at 6 p.m. Large projection TV screens at the show. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. $55. 410-394-6684 or www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
WATER AEROBICS -- 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 11. Sponsored by the Charles County Department of Community Services. Group classes featuring low-impact, stretching, cardiovascular and resistance exercises. Swimming ability not required, but participants must be comfortable in the water. Lackey High School Indoor Pool, 3000 Chicamuxen Rd., Indian Head. $30 per course or $5 drop-in fee per class. 301-743-2470 or 301-753-6003.
WEDNESDAY EVENING MOVIES AND MUSIC AT SMCM -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Watch the movie "Top Hat" in the Cole Cinema, then head to the Upper Deck at 9 p.m. to hear Gretchen Ritchie and Rick Humphreys in a Jazz Cabaret. St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-3038.
AUDITIONS -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For the Port Tobacco Players production of "The Haunting of Hill House," with performance dates Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 16. In the play, a small group gathers in an old mansion known as a place of evil. Actors are needed to portray characters 25 and older. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script at La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Tobacco Rd., La Plata. 301-932-6819.
SHARKFEST! -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9. Activities planned to educate visitors on the shark. This annual day-long event features fossil identifications, fossil prep lab demonstrations, children's craft activities, rowboat and canoe rides, and plenty of games. Opportunities to help paint a shark mural, face painting, mini fin toss and feed the shark beanbag toss. CMM exhibitions include "Treasure from the Cliffs" and a skeletal reconstruction of a giant "megatooth" white shark. At 5 p.m., the U.S. Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic will perform a free concert. Bring a lawn chair or blankets for seating. Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Adults, $7; seniors, $6; ages 5-12, $2; four and younger, free; members, free. Food court available. 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
VARIETY SHOW TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS -- 6:30 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., show begins, July 9. Singers, dancers, and musicians entertain on behalf of Special Olympic athletes from Charles County. Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Rd., Waldorf. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, Ext. 5140.
CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM -- 7 p.m. July 11-14. "War and Democracy," as seen through the eyes of four historical figures, visits the College of Southern Maryland as part of a six-college tour. The characters on stage: Margaret Bourke-White, a pioneering photojournalist; Benjamin O. Davis Jr., a Tuskegee airman; President Abraham Lincoln; and George Orwell, author of "1984" and "Animal Farm." Opening musical acts each evening: local musician Jim Watson, and David and Ginger Hildebrand. For more information about Chautauqua, visit www.csmd.edu/finearts/Chautauqua/2005.
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 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 FROM CHARLES COUNTY -- 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.
* July 30 to Philadelphia. Visit historic sites; lunch and shopping on your own. Registration and payment due by next Thursday. Call for departure times and locations. $53 a person. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.
* Aug. 6 to Living Waters Theatre in Strasburg, Pa. Songs, dancing, live musicians and a large downtown shopping complex. Lunch on your own; dinner included. Registration deadline is July 3. $85 a person. Call for departure options. 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.
* Aug. 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 room; $210, double room. $100 deposit.
* Aug. 20, Rappahannock River cruise. Explore the history of the river on a 20-mile narrated cruise. Destination is the Ingleside Plantation Winery for a tour and tasting. Lunch included. $72 a person. Registration deadline is July 30. Call for departure options. 301-934-9305.
* Sept. 23 to Ireland. A 10-day, 14-meal trip. Blarney Stone, Dublin, Ring of Kerry castle, a medieval banquet, music and entertainment. $2,739 a person per double room; single rooms, $3,239. 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388, Ext. 5151, Maryland Relay Service 711 or TDD at 800-735-22583
* Oct. 3-6 to Wildwood, Atlantic City and Cape May, N.J. Four-day, three-night package includes accommodations, a Delta Lady banjo boat cruise, Midway slots and a buffet lunch. Double room, $330 a person; single room, $385 a person. $100 deposit; balance due by Aug. 23. 301-934-9315, 301-870-3388, Ext. 5151, or www.charlescounty.org/cs, Maryland Relay Service at 711 or TDD at 800-735-2258.
* Nov. 11 to California. A nine-day, 10-meal trip to the California coastline, including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Yosemite National Park. $1,979 a person double occupancy; $2,579 singles. 301-934-9315, 301-870-3388, Ext. 5151 or www.charlescounty.org/cs, Maryland Relay Service at 711 or TDD at 800-735-2258.
TRIPS FROM CALVERT COUNTY -- Sponsored by the Calvert County Parks and Recreation Division. Registration and payment required before trip. 410-586-1101.
* Aug. 3 and Oct. 8, to New York. Departs at 7 a.m. from Southern Community Center and 7:30 a.m. from Sunderland Park and Ride. Spend a day in New York City sightseeing, shopping and dining. On-your-own agenda. All ages. $36 a person.
* Sept. 24, antiques shopping. Depart at 6 a.m. from Southern Community Center and 6:30 a.m. from Sunderland Park and Ride. Visit flea markets and antiques shops in Adamstown, Pa. Adults only. $33.50 a person.
MOUNT CARMEL BENEFIT -- Aug. 31. The Restorers of Mount Carmel sponsor a coach trip to the Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington, Del., to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Trip includes transportation, dinner, show and gratuity. Proceeds benefit the new building fund at Mount Carmel Monastery. $90. 301-645-5203.
VENDORS WANTED FOR CRAFT SHOWS AND FLEA MARKETS -- Groups and auxiliaries seeking crafts and vendors for spring fairs, flea markets and similar events:
* July 30. St. Mary's Animal Welfare League rummage sale to benefit its adoption center. Table/space, $10. Reserve a space at 301-863-2632 or email@example.com.
* 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Nanjemoy Heritage Day. Seeking artists and exhibitors with Nanjemoy local history and culture. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639, Ext. 11.
-- Compiled by SUSAN BARTON
To Submit an Item
Mail: Entertainment, Southern Maryland Extra, The Washington Post, 100 N. Oak Ave., La Plata, Md. 20646
Details: Send announcements and photos, noting the date, time, address and cost of the event, along with a phone number. The deadline is 14 days before publication. Events are listed as space permits.