Sharing in Indian Culture
A day of exploration and appreciation of the lifestyles and folkways of the native Yaocomaco people is the focus of Woodland Indian Discovery Day. Stories and demonstrations of traditional skills and techniques will be presented 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The event is supported by the St. Mary's County Arts Council and Target stores. Visitors can learn to make cordage from weeds and other everyday tools from basic objects, watch the Tayac Territory Dancers and listen to stories from award-winning author and recording artist Dovie Thomason Sickles. Historic St. Mary's City, Rosecroft Road off Route 5, St. Mary's. $7.50 for adults; $6 for students and seniors; $3.50 for children 6-12. 800-762-1634 or 240-895-4990.
Giving Voice to Charity
Two musical productions will be staged back to back by two youth theater groups associated with the Port Tobacco Players. The Encore Kids, for performers ages 6 to 12, present "It's Saturday!" The Encore Teens, for 13- to 18-year-olds, perform "Rock 'N' Roll Is Here to Stay!" Half of the proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts, and the other half will help pay for recent theater renovations. A donation basket for Katrina evacuees will be placed in the lobby. Funds collected will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to assist with the rebuilding of homes along the Gulf Coast. 8 p.m. tomorrow; 3 p.m. Saturday. Port Tobacco Players Theatre, 508 Charles St., La Plata. All seats are $8. For reservations, call 301-932-6819.