Thursday 28

SKATE FOR THE HOMELESS, sponsored by the Charles County Homeless and Emergency Shelter Committee. 6-8 p.m., Capital Clubhouse, Waldorf Marketplace. $10; includes skate rental. 301-609-4844 or 301-645-1561.

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.

COMMUNITY SOCIAL FOR THE DEAF, 7 p.m. last Thursday of every month in the food court at the St. Charles Towne Center, 1110 Mall Circle Dr., Waldorf. 301-843-8627.

Friday 29

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.

ADULT COMPUTER CLASS, introductory class on Windows formatting. Space is limited; registration is required. 11:30 a.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188 or pdyson@stmalib.org.

Saturday 30

CRAB CAKE AND FRIED CHICKEN DINNER, all-you-can-eat dinner at noon at the St. George Island United Methodist Church, Route 249, St. George Island. $17; $8.50, children 4 to 12. Carryout available. 301-994-0958.

PET ADOPTION, held the fourth Saturday of each month by the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League. Dogs and cats needing to be adopted will be on hand. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Mary's Animal Welfare League Adoption and Rescue Center, Waldorf Marketplace, Loveville. 301-863-2632 or www.smawl.org

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 31

FLEA MARKET, sponsored by the La Plata Lions Club, every Sunday through October, weather permitting. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Charles County Courthouse parking lot, 200 Charles St., La Plata. Vendor fee, $10. 301-934-2134.

MURDER MYSTERY BENEFIT, a dinner event set in the 1960s, with impersonators of celebrities. Food and open bar. Proceeds will benefit the EMA Employee Community Service Association's Habitat House Project. 6 p.m. $175 per person. Historic Statehouse, St. Mary's City. For reservations, call 301-866-0656.

Monday 1

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.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, theme is "Construction Zone." Runs through Friday at New Birth Christian Church, 2005 Dupont Rd., Suitland. 6:30-9 p.m. To register, call 301-735-3721.

Tuesday 2

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.

BINGO, every Tuesday; features prizes and food. 7-10 p.m. at the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 3099 Livingston Rd., Bryans Road. 301-375-7055.

REPTILE WORLD, Michael Shwedick shows off his collection of exotic creatures in this free program sponsored by the Calvert Library. 10 a.m. at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, and 2 p.m. at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 3170 W. Ward Rd., Dunkirk. www.calvert.lib.md.us. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Wednesday 3

ANTE UP, game in which players sit around a table with 25 pennies each. Each player takes a turn reading a card and following the directions printed on it, gaining or losing a penny. The winner is the player with the most pennies. 10:30 a.m. Nanjemoy Senior Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

REPTILE WORLD, Michael Shwedick shows off his collection of exotic creatures in this free program sponsored by the Calvert Library. 10 a.m. at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby, and 2 p.m. at the Prince Frederick Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Rd. south, Prince Frederick. www.calvert.lib.md.us. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Thursday 4

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.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON

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