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; $4, members. 301-893-1974.

In Concert

SMITH TUCKER BAND -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. The group performs in the final show of the La Plata Summer Concert Series. Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. Free. Parking available at Sacred Heart Church. 301-934-8421.

ROCKFISH -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. The group performs in the final show of the Bay Breeze Summer Concerts series. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-3892 or

For Children

EDIBLE JEWELRY MAKING -- 10:30-11:15 a.m. tomorrow. Kids make necklaces and bracelets out of candies. For ages 2 to 5. $2. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. To register, call 410-586-1101.

"BRATZ TEA PARTY AND FASHION SHOW" -- 6-7 p.m. tomorrow. A dressy tea party and fashion show for kids ages 5 to 12. Contests, games and snacks available. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. $6. To register, call 410-586-1101.

WHEN SUMMER SLEEPS -- 10 a.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 3 to 5 join a park ranger on a hike to observe animals preparing for the coming of autumn. King's Landing Park, 3255 King's Landing Rd., Huntingtown. $3 per child; $1, Battle Creek Nature Education Society members. To register, call 410-535-5327 or 800-735-2258.

FROGS AND FRIENDS -- 10-10:30 a.m. next Thursday. Kids ages 2 and 3 explore the life of the frog. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 per child; $1 Battle Creek Nature Education Society members. 410-535-5327.

FLOWER POWER -- 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday. Kids ages 3 to 5 join a naturalist to find out which plants are fall bloomers and which animals are happy to see them. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 per child; $1 Battle Creek Nature Education Society members. 410-535-5327.

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.

ALL-MEDIA MEMBER EXHIBITION -- Through Sunday. Gallery opens 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring artwork by Mattawoman Creek Art Center members in a variety of media. The Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159 or

TONY HUNGERFORD MEMORIAL GALLERY -- Through Sept. 25. Open 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Works by artist Joseph Holston. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7828.

"UNDER THE TENT" -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday. Nearly 30 artists, who work in a variety of media, will sell their work. Food will be available for purchase. St. Luke's Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels. Free. 410-745-0221.


CRAZY CORN MAZE -- 11 a.m.-dusk Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 30. A corn maze hayride, farm animals, picnic area and local produce. Weekdays by appointment. Forrest Hall Farm, 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville. 301-884-3086 or

PINCH POT WORKSHOP -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Native American techniques will be employed to fashion and then decorate clay pots in this family event. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10545 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. $5 per person. Reservations required. 410-586-8501.

Special Events

"CRUISIN' CRAB FEAST" -- 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. Crab feast aboard a skipjack on the St. Mary's River. Chesapeake Bay Field Lab, 16129 Piney Point Rd., Piney Point. $40. 301-994-2245.


CSM THEATRE COMPANY AUDITIONS -- 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10. The College of Southern Maryland Theatre Company is holding auditions for actors, singers and dancers for its upcoming productions of "Man of La Mancha," to be staged Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20, and "Amahl and the Night Visitors," to be staged Dec. 2-4. Performers should bring a prepared song with sheet music and a monologue. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. Auditions held in private and by appointment. 301-870-3008 or 301-884-8131, Ext. 7828, or visit

Plan Ahead

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST -- 8-11 a.m. Sept. 11. Scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, French toast, sausage links, ham, biscuits, creamed chipped beef, spiced applesauce, milk, juices and coffee. Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Auxiliary, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. $6, adults; $3, children 5 to 12 years old; free, children younger than 5. 301-994-1960.

DOLL SHOW AND SALE -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10. An annual doll show and sale presented by the Southern Maryland Doll Club. Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. $4 general admission; $3.50 with a copy of this posting; $1 for children younger than 12. 301-868-6410.

WOODLAND INDIAN DISCOVERY DAY -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. A day for children to learn skills, stories and dances practiced by the native Yaocomaco people. Traditional dances from the Tayac Territory Dancers and stories from Dovie Thomason Sickles. Historic St. Mary's City, Rosecroft Road off Route 5, St. Mary's. 800-762-1634 or 240-895-4990.

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION -- Sept. 9. The F. George Heinze III Golf Classic, Dinner and Auction will benefit the Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross. Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Swan Point. $135 per golfer, includes lunch and dinner; $35 for dinner for non-golfers. 301-934-2066 or 888-276-2767.

TRIPS FROM CHARLES COUNTY -- Sponsored by the Charles County Department of Community Services. Reservations and advance payment required. Theater, shopping trips and cruises. Contact the department for more information at 301-934-9305, 301-870-3388, Ext. 5151,, Maryland Relay Service 711 or TDD 800-735-2258.

TRIPS FROM CALVERT COUNTY -- Sponsored by the Calvert County Parks and Recreation Division. Registration and payment required before trip. Sightseeing, shopping and other trips. 410-586-1101.

MOUNT CARMEL BENEFIT -- The Restorers of Mount Carmel group sponsors a series of coach trips to benefit the new building fund at Mount Carmel Monastery. 301-645-5203.

* Sept. 11. A trip to the annual Polish American Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, Pa. Includes transportation, festival admission and driver gratuity. $50.

* Sept. 24. A trip to Frederick and Emmitsburg for the Saints and Sinners Tour. Includes transportation, dinner, show and driver gratuity. $90.

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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