Thursday 1

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), 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 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.

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., Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Market Pl., Waldorf. $10; nonmembers, $25. To register, call 301-932-6500 or 301-870-3089.

Friday 2

BINGO, every Friday in the church hall for ages 8 and older. Refreshments available. Doors open, 6 p.m.; early-bird games, 7 p.m.; regular games, 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.

TEEN GAME NIGHT, board games, pizza and door prizes available. 6:30-9 p.m., Calvert library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Saturday 3

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., SMAWL Adoption and Rescue Center in Loveville. 301-863-2632, 301-373-5659 or www.smawl.org.

CHRISTIAN SINGLES MEET-AND-GREET, a bimonthly event held by Southern Maryland Adult Christian Singles. 3 p.m., Panera Bread, 2930 Festival Way, Waldorf. 301-643-6861 or www.smacs.org.

DRUM POINT DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION, an annual event to honor volunteers for their continued support of the Drum Point community. There will be food, refreshments, children's activities, boat rides and a chance to view the Blue Angels at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Noon, Drum Point Club, Overlook Drive, Drum Point. Free. 410-326-6148.

END-OF-SUMMER ANTIQUE SHOW AND TENT SALE, free event by the Southern Maryland Antique Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 3176 Solomons Island Rd., Huntingtown. 410-257-1677.

"GOOD OLD DAYS COUNTRY FAIR," two days of historical displays and reenactments, antique tractor pulls, children's activities, flea market, auction, arts and crafts, hay rides and barbecue offerings. Sponsored by Mount Zion United Methodist Church. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. tomorrow, Summerseat Sanctuary and Farm, Route 235, just north of Route 247, Laurel Grove. 301-884-4132.

YARD SALE, 7-11 a.m., 7th District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Coltons Point Road, Avenue. Table rental, $10; additional table, $7. Free. 301-769-2654 or 301-769-3382.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-noon, Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Space, $5; table, $8. 410-586-1101.

USED-BOOKS 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 4

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.

Tuesday 6

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, donors must have general good health, be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, and cannot have gotten a tattoo in a year or given whole blood in 56 days. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, 23150 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. To schedule an appointment, call 800-GIVE-LIFE.

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

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE, a chance to meet College of Southern Maryland information technology faculty and get information about courses and careers in the field. Noon-3 p.m., CSM, Room C-314, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, 240-725-5320.

Wednesday 7

AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING, monthly meeting of the Southern Maryland Audubon Society. A presentation about the Cats Indoors! campaign to encourage cat owners to keep their pets indoors. 7:30 p.m., Calvert library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick, 301-862-9631.

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 8

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS), 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.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FAIR, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff members at the College of Southern Maryland can find out about service-learning and volunteer projects that are seeking volunteers for the fall semester and onward. Door prizes will be awarded. College of Southern Maryland, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-7766 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7766, or www.csmd.edu.

ANTIQUE ARTS ASSOCIATION MEETING, guest speaker Joel Goldstein brings 30 pieces from his collection of drinking vessels, showing examples of stoneware, glass, porcelain, pottery and pewter. This is a St. Mary's American Antique Arts Association meeting, but guests are welcome to this free event. 9:30 a.m., Leonardtown library, Community Room, Leonardtown. 301-475-5959 or 301-994-0379.

WATER AEROBICS, sponsored by the Charles County Department of Community Services. Group classes feature 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.

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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