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 at 8 a.m. at the Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant, 4160 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-286-0100.

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.

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.

ADULT COMPUTER CLASS, adults apply basic Microsoft Word skills to construct brochures with different borders, fonts and images. 5:30 p.m. Lexington Park library, 2167 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. To register, call 301-863-8188.

SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY, a seminar and audiovisual presentation about dealing with severe weather emergencies and information about emergency response, with experts from the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Swan Point Clubhouse, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Swan Point. 301-259-4258.

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 26

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 Rookie" 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. Blankets and lawn chairs recommended for seating. All Saints Episcopal Church, Routes 2 and 4, Sunderland. 410-257-6306 or www.allsaints1692.org.

Saturday 27

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. Farmers Market, parking lot of BAE Building, Route 235. 301-863-2632, 301-373-5659 or www.smawl.org.

SUMMER SUPPER, to benefit the church's drive for a new pipe organ. Menu includes fried chicken, baked ham, macaroni salad, coleslaw, green beans, baked goods and assorted drinks. $15 for adults; $7 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children younger than 6. Friendship United Methodist Church, 22 W. Friendship Rd., Friendship. 410-257-7133.

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.

COMMUNITY HEALTH WALK, sponsored by Calvert Memorial Hospital, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Calvert Hospice. Walkers can choose a 1.5-mile or a 3-mile course. All ages or abilities are welcome. Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233.

Sunday 28

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.

Tuesday 30

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 31

REPEAT AFTER ME, activity in which people repeat a statement given to them. 10:30 a.m. Nanjemoy Senior Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Nanjemoy. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

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.

Thursday 1

CHARLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER, an opportunity for local business people to meet each other. Door and raffle prizes available. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf. $25 for non-members; $10 for members. To register, call 301-932-6500 or 301-870-3089.

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.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON

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