WESTERN DANCING -- 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Presented by the Southern Maryland Country Western Dance Association. Smoke-free dance. Open to public. Brandywine firehouse, 14201 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. Members, $8; nonmembers, $10. 301-645-0779.
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.
"ABBA MIA" -- 7-9 p.m. today. A duo performs tribute to the Swedish pop music group ABBA, part of the Summer Family Concerts on the Green at the indoor stage. No pets or alcoholic beverages permitted. Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Scott Rd., Indian Head. Free. 301-743-5511.
SPECIAL BLEND BAND -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. The country-pop band will perform as part of the La Plata Summer Concert Series. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. Parking available at Sacred Heart Church. Free. 301-934-8421.
"POPE PATRICK" -- 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. A discussion of Peter DeRosa's satirical novel which takes on papal politics and other issues. Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291.
TINY TOTS -- 10 a.m. Wednesday. For ages 2 to 3. Naturalist discusses animals that travel on their stomachs, puppet show and a live snake. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Grays Road, Prince Frederick. $3; Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1. Reservations required. 410-535-5327 or 800-735-2258.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES -- Presented on Mondays by the St. Mary's County Library. Free. Made possible in part by St. Mary's County Arts Council and 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.
The show schedule:
Monday, "The Wizard of Oz," performed by Stevens Puppets.
Aug. 8, "Sign Language Safari" with Kathy McMillan.
BABY STEPS STORY TIME -- Ages 2-12 months. Free. Mondays, through Aug. 8, 9:15 a.m., Lexington Park library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park; and 10 a.m., Leonardtown library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846. 9:05 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 9, Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211.
TODDLER STORY TIME -- Ages 1-21/2 years. Music is used to encourage participation. Free. Mondays, through Aug. 8, 9:45 and 10:30 a.m., Lexington Park library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park; and 10:30 a.m., Leonardtown library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846. 9:30 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 9, Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. 301-884-2211. Made possible in part by St. Mary's County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and Target Corp. www.stmalib.org/kprog.html.
SUMMER STORY TIME -- For children of all ages. 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.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES -- Throughout the summer at Charles library 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 -- Throughout the summer at Charles library locations. Free.
* 1:30 p.m. 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. Features local artists Gary Jameson (drawings and other works) and Colleen Sabo (watercolors). Artworks@7th, Seventh Street and Bay Avenue, North Beach. 410-286-5278.
"IMAGINEERING 2005: THE MAGIC BACKSTAGE" -- Open to the public during college business hours, through Monday. 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.
ANIMAL RESCUE RUMMAGE SALE -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. St. Mary's Animal Welfare League rummage sale to benefit animal rescue at its adoption center in Loveville. Vendor table/space, $10. Reserve a space at 301-863-2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 skills not necessary, but participants must be comfortable in the water. Lackey High School Indoor Pool, 3000 Chicamuxen Rd., Indian Head. Course, $30; drop-in fee per class, $5. 301-743-2470 or 301-753-6003.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT -- 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Neighborhoods in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties will participate. An annual crime and drug prevention event to heighten awareness, generate support, strengthen neighborhood spirit -- and demonstrate to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime. For information on activities in Calvert, call 410-535-3733; in Charles, call 301-932-3080; and in St. Mary's, call 301-475-4200, Ext. 1900.
TIDEWATER ARCHAEOLOGY WEEKEND -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Discover and identify bits of the past at the excavation site of Garrett Van Sweringen's colonial-era inn and coffeehouse. Tours of the laboratory and the historic town center show how Historic St. Mary's City is reconstructing the past. Historic St. Mary's City, 18559 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. Adults, $7.50; seniors and students, $6; ages 6-12, $3.50. 240-895-4990 or www.stmaryscity.org.
"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Musical production is based on the 1952 film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The romantic comedy is about a 1920s silent screen studio's transition to "talkies" and features many classic songs, including "Good Mornin'," "You Are My Lucky Star" and "Singin' in the Rain." Port Tobacco Players Theater, 508 E. Charles St., La Plata. $15; seniors and youths, $12. 301-932-6819.
PET OBEDIENCE CLASSES -- Classes begin Aug. 15 and 17, nine-week program. St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks is accepting applications for obedience classes for cats and dogs, basic and advanced levels. Limited enrollment. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. $45. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1801.
CRAZY CORN MAZE -- 11 a.m. to dusk Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 20-Nov. 30, weekdays by appointment. A corn maze hayride, farm animals, picnic area and local produce. Forrest Hall Farm, 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville. 301-884-3086 or www.forresthallfarm.com.
MOUNT CARMEL BENEFIT -- Aug. 31. A coach trip to the Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington, Del., to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra will benefit the new building fund for the Mount Carmel Monastery in La Plata. Trip includes transportation, dinner, show and gratuity. $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:
* 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 MICHAEL TUNISON
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