TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS), nonprofit weight-control support group meets every Thursday. Weigh-in, 6-7 p.m.; 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.
SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP, an overview of Social Security Administration programs and who is eligible. 7-8:30 p.m., Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Free. To register, call 301-932-6679. www.charlescounty.org/cs.
CALVERT CONVERSATIONS, a discussion of county affairs. Coffee provided, bring a mug. 10 a.m., Southern Branch library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.
BREAST CANCER RESEARCH TEA, fundraiser sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center and the Colony South Hotel and Conference Center. American Cancer Society will provide information on prevention, awareness, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. 2:30-5 p.m., Colony South Hotel, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. $12.95. 301-856-4500.
A COPING SKILLS TOOLBOX, teaches techniques to help people regain feelings of peace, calm, balance and relaxation during troubling times, and to ease anger, fear, sadness and guilt. 7:30-9 p.m., Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. $15. To register, call 301-292-5650.
EDUCATION AND CAREER DAYS, local universities and colleges offer information on programs and degree courses. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Patuxent Naval Air Station, Building 2187, Route 235, Lexington Park. Free. 301-737-2500, Ext. 204.
CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION, speaker Rae Yang, author of "Spider Eaters," recounts her experiences coming of age during this tumultuous era in China's history. 8 p.m., St. Mary's College of Maryland, Campus Center, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4381.
CALVERT COUNTY FLU CLINIC, the county Health Department is offering the flu vaccine to all; those at high risk for complications from the flu include people 65 and older, adults with chronic illnesses, children ages 6-24 months and women who will be pregnant between December and April. Infants must be older than 6 months. 5-8 p.m., Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, Route 4 north, Prince Frederick. $10. 410-535-5400 or 310-855-1353, Ext. 349. www.calverthealth.org.
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.
ALUMNI MIXER, membership in the Alumni Association is open to anyone who received 25 or more credits or a degree from the College of Southern Maryland. 6-8 p.m., Robertson's Crab House, Popes Creek Road, Newburg. Free. 301-934-7604 or 301-870-2309, Ext. 7604, for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7604, for St. Mary's County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7604, for Calvert County.
"THREE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM," three speakers from Jerusalem representing Islam, Judaism and Christianity speak about their experiences in the Holy Land. 1:30 p.m., Asbury-Solomons retirement community auditorium, 11100 Asbury Cir., Solomons. Free. 301-855-1004 or 315-476-3396.
CAFE ALL SAINTS, coffeehouse and showcase for youth music groups. Doors open at this adult-supervised event at 7 p.m., music from 7:30 to 10 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, Routes 2 and 4, Sunderland. Admission is $2 or a donation of two canned goods. For more information or to register to perform, call 410-257-6306. www.allsaints1692.org.
BASKET BINGO, features regular bingo, specials, basket raffles, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Ave., La Plata. $20 per person; $5 for extra packets. 301-934-9201.
USED-BOOKS STORE, operated by Citizens for the 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.
PET ADOPTION, the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League. Dogs and cats available for adoption will be on hand. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Petco, Route 235, Loveville. 301-373-5659 or www.smawl.org.
REUSE BARN, a selection of new and used items, including furniture, Christmas decorations, desks, appliances, exercise equipment, linens, toys, games, books, records, collectibles and more. The service was created to keep usable items out of landfills. A donation is requested for some items; others are given away. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 3810 Renner Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-5349 or 301-645-9451.
SCIENCE AND FAITH, continuing series of talks and alternative worship services sponsored by Bay Presbyterian Church. Led by Rev. Timothy Eastman, a physicist, theologian and lecturer, with music by Andy and Vicky Garte. 7 p.m., Southern Maryland Community Network building, 305 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. 410-414-9209 or www.baypresbyterianchurch.org.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, a refresher course to help drivers 50 and older improve their skills, sponsored by Civista Health Inc. and AARP. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Civista Health, 8 Kent Ave. La Plata. Free. To register, call 888-332-4847.
"THE RESURGENCE OF FUNDAMENTALISM IN WORLD RELIGIONS," adult learning course in which participants will explore the return to traditional roots in religion, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 10 a.m.- noon Tuesdays, today through Dec. 6, College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. $52. 301-934-7652 or 301-870-2309, Ext. 7652.
CHARLES COUNTY COLORING CONTEST, begins today, age groups 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9 can pick up a coloring page from any county community center. Finished works must be returned by 6 p.m. Nov. 16 to any community center or the Charles County Department of Community Services. Winners will receive a prize and have their work displayed in the Community Services building. Free. Call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388 or visit www.charlescounty.org/cs.
BINGO, 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes and food. Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 3099 Livingston Rd., Bryans Road. 301-375-7055.
BASKET BINGO, doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Leonardtown firehouse, 22733 Lawrence Ave., Leonardtown. $20 per person; $5 each for additional games. No children permitted without paid admission and an accompanying adult. 301-475-8373.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS), nonprofit weight-control support group meets every Thursday. Weigh-in, 6-7 p.m.; meeting, 7-8 p.m. Rock Church of Charles County, 1 Calvert St., La Plata. 301-645-1050.
COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND OPEN HOUSE, information about management and education master's degree programs, as well as the doctoral program in instructional leadership for changing populations. 4-7 p.m., Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California. 301-737-2500, Ext. 306, or 301-737-2500, Ext. 305. www.ndm.edu.
CALVERT COUNTY FLU CLINIC, the county Health Department is offering the flu vaccine to all; those at high risk for complications from the flu include people 65 and older, adults with chronic illnesses, children ages 6-24 months and women who will be pregnant between December and April. Infants must be older than 6 months. 5-8 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 10250 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk. $10. 410-535-5400 or 310-855-1353, Ext. 349. www.calverthealth.org.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND COMMUNITY MEETING, to discuss establishing a Boys and Girls Club in Charles County. 7 p.m., Lancaster Neighborhood Center, 4150 Lancaster Cir., Waldorf. 410-326-220. www.bgcsm.net.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES SEMINAR, offered by the University of Maryland School of Engineering, the second in a technology seminar series, titled "What Everyone Needs to Know About Intellectual Property," by Vince Brannigan from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California. 301-737-2500, Ext. 204. www.smhec.org.
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.
-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON
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