Thursday 18

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.

WATER AEROBICS, 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. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 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.

SCAVENGER HUNT, participants check off items when they find them, without collecting them. Weather permitting. 10:30 a.m. Nanjemoy Senior Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

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.

BOOK DISCUSSION, led by Robin Bates, a St. Mary's College of Maryland English professor, on Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men." 7 p.m. Leonardtown library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-2846.

Friday 19

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.

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS, a free screening of "The Incredibles" hosted by the All Saints Youth Group. Event begins at 7:30 p.m., with the movie to begin at sundown on the Parish Hall lawn. Moviegoers should bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. All Saints Episcopal Church, Routes 2 and 4, Sunderland. 410-257-6306 or www.allsaints1692.org.

Saturday 20

PET ADOPTION, held the fourth Saturday of each month by the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League. Dogs and cats available for adoption will be on hand. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rummage sale 9 a.m.-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 21

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.

BASKET BINGO, sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Inc. Doors open at noon; early games begin at Calvert County Fairgrounds, Route 231, Barstow. $20 for 20 regular games; $5 for early bird or extra regular game packets;$1 for special games. 410-535-3733.

Monday 22

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.

MARYLAND STATE BOATING SAFETY COURSE, eight-hour course offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-06 from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Aug. 29 and 31 at Prince Frederick Rescue Squad, Company 4, Route 2/4, Prince Frederick. $20 per person. To register, call 410-535-0450 or 410-535-1674.

TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS, meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. 11:45-12:45 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-342-9094, 301-342-2367.

Tuesday 23

SOUTHERN MARYLAND TOWN HALL MEETING, a forum for discussing concerns regarding disparities in access to health care. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Health Partners Center, 3070 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. 410-767-1052 or www.mdpublichealthdisparities.org.

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.

WATER AEROBICS, 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. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 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 24

NEWSY CLUB, activity in which someone tells something newsy to the person next to him or her and the person repeats it. 10:30 a.m. Nanjemoy Senior Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

"HOW TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS," a free seminar held by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce gives tips on how to market at trade shows, home and garden shows, and business expos. 9-10 a.m. at the Hampton Inn, 3750 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. To register, call 301-932-6500 or 301-870-3089.

Thursday 25

2005 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN, the United Way of Calvert County celebrates the start of its annual campaign by marking its 25th year of operation. Former Redskins kicker Mark Moseley headlines a program that begins with an awards breakfast 8 a.m. at the Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant, 4160 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-286-0100.

WATER AEROBICS, 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. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 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.

REMINISCING, a group reads through the magazines Good Old Days, Reminiscing and Reminiscing Extra. 12:45 p.m. Nanjemoy Senior Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON

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