Thursday 10

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.

JEWELRY SALE FUNDRAISER, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., held by the Calvert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with costume, gold and silver jewelry from Coastal Treasures of St. Augustine, Fla. Calvert Memorial Hospital lobby, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-326-6669.

"RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM: A GLOBAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE," 1 p.m., a lecture by Bjorn Krondorer, associate professor of religious studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, introducing religious fundamentalist movements and addressing the rise in fundamentalism and liberal democracies' concerns. Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. 410-685-0095 or www.mdhc.org.

ST. MARY'S AMERICAN ANTIQUE ARTS ASSOCIATION MEETING, 10 a.m., featuring Doris Frere, an artist who specializes in porcelain painting. Leonardtown library community room, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-5999.

"WHERE DOES GENDER COME FROM?," 8 p.m., a lecture about new ways to explore sex, gender and the body from Anne Fausto-Sterling, a professor at Brown University, as part of St. Mary's College of Maryland's annual Margaret Brent Lecture Series. St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's Hall, Auerbach Auditorium, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4381.

POTOMAC RIVER FINFISH ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, 6 p.m., agenda items include developing recommendations for the 2006 commercial and recreational seasons, size and creel limits. Potomac River Fisheries Commission office, John T. Parran Hearing Room, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach, Va. 804-224-7148.

"HOW THE IRAQ WAR IS CHANGING THE FACE OF THE U.S. MILITARY," 4:15 p.m., a lecture from military sociologists David and Mady Segal of the University of Maryland, College Park. David Segal will speak about personnel issues, including recruiting and the use of reserves. Mady Segal focuses on women in combat in Iraq and new stresses faced by military families. St. Mary's College of Maryland, Cole Cinema, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-4381.

CALVERT COUNTY FLU CLINIC, 5-8 p.m., the county Health Department offers flu vaccinations, especially to those at high risk for complications from flu, such as people 65 and older, adults with chronic illnesses, children 6-24 months and women who will be pregnant from December through April. Infants must be older than 6 months. Solomons Volunteer Fire Department, 13150 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons. $10 fee. 410-535-5400 or 310-855-1353, Ext. 349. www.calverthealth.org.

CHARLES COUNTY CHRISTMAS CONNECTION FOR THE CHILDREN, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, accepting monetary donations and new toys for less fortunate children. Donations accepted until Dec. 12. at the Children's Aid Society building, 3000 Huntington Cir., Waldorf. 301-645-1561 or 301-645-2207.

Friday 11

ABATE MEETING, 7:30 p.m. St. Mary's County chapter of A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments meets on the second Friday of each month. VFW Post 2632, Route 235, California. Free. 301-737-1287.

Saturday 12

USED-BOOKS STORE, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., operated by the Citizens for the Charles County Public Library Inc. Book donations are welcome, and volunteers are needed. La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001.

"PERSONAL SAFETY FOR WOMEN," 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A one-day class developed by the Charles County Sheriff's Office to teach women awareness and preventive tactics to avoid becoming victims of robbery, sexual assault or abduction. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and athletic-style shoes. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. $44. Space is limited. To register, contact www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/registration.html or 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521.

YARD AND BAKE SALE, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Friendship United Methodist Church's Pipe Organ Fund. Friendship United Methodist Church, 22 Friendship Rd. W., Friendship. Vendors can rent two parking spaces, $15. 410-257-7133.

DESIGNS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12:30-3 p.m., presented by the Chesapeake Garden Club, offering decorating tips to use for the holidays, orchids, antiques, crafts, jewelry and supplies. All Saints Church, Routes 2 and 4, Sunderland. In advance, $6; at door, $8. 301-812-2576.

ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy, with period memorabilia, furniture, silver, jewelry, toys, books, linen and lace, primitives and more. Leonard Hall Drill Hall, Route 245 north, Leonardtown. $5. 301-475-8029.

CRAFT SHOW AND BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John Vianny Catholic Family Life Center, Holy Family Lane, Prince Frederick. Free. 410-414-9099.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with crafts, a silent auction table, raffles, door prizes, food, pictures with Santa, games, face painting and more. St. Mary's Catholic Church and School of Piscataway, 13401 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-292-0527.

RE-USE BARN, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday. A selection of new and used items, including furniture, Christmas decorations, desks, appliances, exercise equipment, linens, toys, games, books, old records, collectibles and more. The service was created to keep usable items out of landfills. A reasonable donation is requested for some items; others are given away. 3810 Renner Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-5349 or 301-645-9451.

SCIENCE AND FAITH, 7 p.m., continuing series of talks and alternative worship services sponsored by Bay Presbyterian Church. Led by the Rev. James Miller, a parish associate at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church. Southern Maryland Community Network building, 305 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. 410-414-9209 or www.baypresbyterianchurch.org.

Sunday 13

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Held by the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary, with a silent auction, craft tables, raffle and bake table. Hughesville firehouse, 15245 Prince Frederick Rd., Hughesville. 301-274-4488

SIBLING CLASS, 10-11 a.m., to prepare children ages 2-8 for a new brother or sister. Civista Medical Center, 701 E. Charles St., La Plata. Free to mothers who deliver at Civista. To register, call 888-332-4847.

Monday 14

LINUX USER GROUP MONTHLY MEETING, 5 p.m. David Deaderick, director of sponsored research at St. Mary's College of Maryland, introduces OpenOffice.org, a free, online open-source productivity suite of applications bundled with Linux distributions. St. Mary's College of Maryland, Schaefer Hall 165, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-4286.

MATERNITY TOUR, 6-7 p.m., an opportunity to tour the Family Birthing Center, meet the center's staff and visit the nursery. Civista Medical Center, 701 E. Charles St., La Plata. Free. 888-332-4847.

Tuesday 15

ST. MARY'S KIWANIS CLUB, 5:15 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Ausley Associates, 46611 Corporate Dr., Lexington Park. 410-326-5117.

PORT TOBACCO RIVER CONSERVANCY MEETING, 7 p.m., roundtable discussion on recent river water testing results. La Plata Historic Train Station, 101 Kent Ave., La Plata. 301-934-3062.

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

CHARLES COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, Family History Center, 4560 Padgett Rd., White Plains. Free; society membership is $10 per person, $15 per family. 301-870-4758.

Wednesday 16

TURKEY 101, 11 a.m. Holly Gardner, faculty extension assistant and nutrition educator with the Charles County Extension Service, offers advice about thawing, cooking, serving and storing the holiday turkey. Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. Free. 301-638-4420.

"FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOR" WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor Ray Ewing painting floral watercolors. Corner Studio, 9560 Springhill-Newtown Rd., La Plata. $30. 301-932-1439.

Thursday 17

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF ST. MARY'S COUNTY MEETING, 12:30 p.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. Michael Martirano, superintendent of St. Mary's County public schools, will discuss his vision for the school system. St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Church Rd., California. Lunch, $12. To reserve, call 301-373-5691 by Monday.

CRAB ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include a report on the 2005 crab harvest and recommendations for 2006 crab season regulations. Potomac River Fisheries Commission office, John T. Parran Hearing Room, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach, Va. 804-224-7148 or 800-266-3904.

A COPING SKILLS TOOLBOX, 7:30-9 p.m. Techniques to help regain feelings of peace, calm, balance and relaxation during troubling times and to ease anger, fear, sadness and guilt. Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. $15. To register, call 301-292-5650.

CALVERT COUNTY FLU CLINIC, 5-8 p.m. 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. Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 10250 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk. $10. 410-535-5400 or 310-855-1353, Ext. 349. www.calverthealth.org.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND SKI CLUB MEETING, 7 p.m. Open to people interested in skiing, snowboarding or other winter sports. Door prizes will be awarded, including lift tickets. SMECO building, 4415 Crain Hwy., White Plains. 301-274-9260 or www.southernmarylandskiclub.org.

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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