Thursday 14

CSM OPEN HOUSE, learn about admissions, registration, financial assistance, credit, continuing education, courses, credit for previous courses, distance learning, returning adults program and earning a bachelor's degree. 6 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7765 or 240-725-5300 or visit www.csmd.edu.

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, available to Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Noon-1 p.m. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., 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, 1 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 15

BINGO, every Friday in the church hall. Refreshments available. For ages 8 and older. Doors open, 6 p.m.; early-bird games, 7 p.m.; regular games begin, 7:15 p.m. St. Ignatius Church, 8855 Chapel Point Rd., Port Tobacco. $20 covers admission and single game set of 28 games. 301-934-8245.

BABY BACK RIBS DINNER, hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82. Dinner includes half a slab of ribs, ranch beans, coleslaw, fries, dinner rolls, coffee and tea. Public welcome. 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Hwy., La Plata. $10. 301-934-8221.

Saturday 16

RE-USE BARN, new and used items, furniture, desks, appliances, exercise equipment, linens, toys, games, books, old records and collectibles. 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.

Sunday 17

MICHELLE'S MEMORIAL TEDDY BEAR RUN, sponsored by the St. Mary's County chapter of ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) of Maryland Inc. Drop off small stuffed animals to be divided among the seven rescue squads in the county. The stuffed animals will be given to children who may be present at the scene of an emergency. 11 a.m. Hollywood Rescue Squad, Route 235, Hollywood. 301-737-1287.

FLEA MARKET, sponsored by the La Plata Lions Club every Sunday, now through October. Weather permitting. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Charles County Courthouse parking lot, La Plata. Vendor fee, $10. 301-934-2134.

Monday 18

CSM OPEN HOUSE, learn about admissions, registration, financial assistance, credit, continuing education, courses, credit for previous courses, distance learning, returning adults program and earning a bachelor's degree. 6 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Waldorf Center, Free. 301-632-2900 or visit www.csmd.edu.

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.

ANNUAL CARNIVAL, sponsored by Deale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Through July 23. Midway rides, games, home-cooked food, crab cake sandwiches and funnel cakes. Carnival times, 7-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Civic groups, church groups, local merchants and the community are invited to participate in a parade on the 23rd at 6:30 p.m. All You Can Ride tickets, $10, are available at the fire station 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door are $15. 410-867-1350.

Tuesday 19

ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND BEEKEEPERS MEETING, 7-10 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-884-5230.

CHARLES COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, meets every third Tuesday of each month. All welcome. 7 p.m. Family History Center, 4560 Padgett Rd., White Plains. Free; admission to the society is $10. 301-870-4758.

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 Ct., Prince Frederick. Free. Registration not required. 410-535-0892 or 301-855-1226.

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 20

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES, offered by the Southern Maryland chapter of the American Red Cross. Classes filled on first-come, first-served basis. 5:30-9 p.m., 22187 Arnold Cir., building 401, second deck, NAS Patuxent River. $28. 301-342-4100.

Thursday 21

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, available to Calvert County residents grieving the death of a loved one. Noon-1 p.m. Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., 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. Rock Church of Charles County, 1 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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