Thursday 22SMOKE-FREE BINGO,Thursdays, sponsored by American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary. Doors open, 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. LFS BINGO, Thursdays. Doors open, 6 p.m.; start, 7 p.m. Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills. 301-481-8370.

CALVERT CONVERSATIONS, a forum for discussing issues affecting Calvert County residents. 10-11:30 a.m., Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

HEART HEALTH, Amanda Wilcox from the Charles County Health Department shares ways to improve cardio health. 10:30 a.m., Nanjemoy Senior Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd. Free. 301-246-9612 or 301-609-7639.

LONNIE BUNCH, the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture speaks on "The Continuing Importance of Black History Month." 8 p.m., St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's Hall, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4448.

LEGACY PLANNING, Kara Douglas and Heather Maillet, certified long-term-care planners from Bankers Life and Casualty Co., explain what a legacy is and how to establish one. 11 a.m., Indian Head Senior Center, 100 Cornwallis Sq. Free. 301-743-2125.

CELIAC DISEASE AND WHEAT-GLUTEN INTOLERANCE SUPPORT GROUP, open to people or family members of those who have celiac disease or are unable to consume wheat-gluten products. 6:30-8:30 p.m., F.B. Gwynn Center, 5998 Radio Station Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-934-7456.

HOME-SCHOOL CREW, a socializing program for home-school students in grades 1-5, with stories, discussions, games and projects. Thursdays, through May 10. No meeting April 5. 2 p.m., Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. Registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

HOME-SCHOOLERS PARK DAY, a recreational activity meeting for home-school students, organized by Sharing Homeschool Enrichments for the La Plata Area Community. Thursdays. 1:30-3 p.m., Laurel Springs Regional Park, 5800 Radio Station Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-392-3723.

Friday 23BINGO, with smoking and nonsmoking areas available and a full-service kitchen. Doors open, 6 p.m.; early games, 7:15 p.m.; regular games, 7:30 p.m., Indian Head Fire Department, 4095 Indian Head Hwy. $13. 301-743-3900 or 301-753-9400.

SMOKE-FREE BINGO, early-bird games, 7:30 p.m.; regular games, 8 p.m., St. Peter's School, 3310 St. Peter's Dr., Waldorf. $4; ages 70 and older, $3; bingo books, $10; early-bird books, $2. 301-843-1955.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS MEETING, the organization is dedicated to meeting the needs of mothers with young children, from infants to kindergarten age. 9:45 a.m.-noon, St. Charles Church of the Nazarene, 5105 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-8249 or 301-870-8829. http://www.mops.org.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING,Leonardtown Step Group, 7 p.m. every Friday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 25550 Point Lookout Rd. Free. 800-492-0209.

Saturday 24BOOK SALE, a wide selection of books for sale. Book donations are also accepted. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., La Plata Branch Library, 2 Garrett Ave. 301-934-9001 or 301-870-3520. BLACK BELT ACADEMY SPARATHON, a martial arts sparring exhibition to benefit St. Jude's Hospital. Huntingtown High School cafeteria, 4125 N. Solomons Island Rd. Donations requested. 410-414-7530.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP, sponsored by the Calvert Artists' Guild and led by Sharon Pitts. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Calvert Pines Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-394-0626.

"GETTING STARTED WITHOUT GETTING OVERWHELMED,"a workshop on beginning genealogy research, including tips on where to start and how to obtain birth, death and census records. Attendees should bring family records. Archives Room at Linden, 70 Church St., Prince Frederick. $15. 410-535-2452.

"HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD,"a workshop for learning strategies to assist a child with special needs, presented by Melissa Alexander, a parent educator from the Parents' Place of Maryland. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Potomac Branch Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. Free. Registration required. 301-934-7456.

"USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP," a computer class for teenagers in which participants digitally manipulate images taken with the library's cameras. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188, Ext. 1004.

Monday 26TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., second and fourth Mondays of each month, Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Dr., Lexington Park. 301-342-9094 or 301-342-2367.

"INTERNET SECURITY AND YOU,"a workshop teaching attendees how to avoid the pitfalls of identity theft online. 7 p.m., Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Tuesday 27CALVERT LIBRARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM, Glenda Fields tells stories of famous African Americans. For age 5 and older. 7 p.m., Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. ST. MARY'S DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING, members discuss plans and events for the coming year. 7 p.m., China King Restaurant, Wildewood Shopping Center, 23415 Three Notch Rd., California. Free. 301-737-7978.

"FROM RUNAWAY BRIDES TO ROSE CEREMONIES: A DISCUSSION OF MEDIA PORTRAYALS OF MARRIAGE,"a lecture by Jennifer Tickle, presented as part of the 2007 Women's Studies Colloquium "Hitched: Marriage in America." 4:15 p.m., St. Mary's College of Maryland, Cole Cinema, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-434-5674.

GROUP SPORTS FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS, physical activities hosted by Sharing Homeschool Enrichments for the La Plata Area Community. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wills Park, St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata. Free. 301-290-1378.

Wednesday 28HOME-SCHOOLER ACTIVITIES, includes a theater club, a chess and game club and a literary guild, organized by Sharing Homeschool Enrichments for the La Plata Area Community. Noon-3 p.m., La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave. Physical activities from 3-4 p.m. at Wills Park, St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata. Free. 301-392-3723.

"INTRODUCTION TO E-MAIL,"an adult computer class introducing new users to methods of electronic mail. Participants will be guided through setting up accounts and sending and receiving messages. 2 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188.

"A DISCUSSION OF REPATRIATION,"a forum on repatriation of Native American cultural heritage status, as part of the Patuxent Encounters Speaker Series. 7 p.m., American Indian Cultural Center, 16816 Country Lane, Waldorf. Free. 410-586-8501.

"HOW I DO DIABETES,"a program for providing information and support for people living with Type 2 diabetes, including a 20-minute video with patients living with diabetes. 11 a.m., Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Hwy. Free. 301-638-4420.

MONASTERY, A LENTEN SERIES, part of a series of presentations on faith, this one exploring the monastic tradition. There will be a soup dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:15 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-2897.

2007 WOMEN'S STUDIES COLLOQUIUM, with two lectures on the second day of the three-day symposium. Jim de Seve presents "Tying the Same-Sex Knot: What's at Stake for Same-Sex Couples and Why You Should Care" at 4:45 p.m. Stephanie Coontz presents "Courting Trouble? The World Historic Transformation for Marriage." 8 p.m. St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd. Free. 240-434-5674.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, geared toward cancer patients, their family members and friends. The group is facilitated by St. Mary's Hospital employees from the Outpatient Infusion Service and Case Management departments. 7-8:30 p.m., St. Mary's Hospital Atrium, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. http://www.smhwecare.com.

Thursday 1SMOKE-FREE BINGO, every Thursday, sponsored by American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary. Doors open, 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. 2007 WOMEN'S STUDIES COLLOQUIUM, with two lectures on the final day of the three-day symposium. Claudia Card presents "Gay Divorce: Thoughts on the Legal Regulation of Marriage" at 4:15 p.m. A roundtable discussion is scheduled at 8 p.m. featuring all the colloquium speakers moderated by Ruth Feingold, an English professor at the college. St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd. Free. 240-434-5674.

DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND OPEN HOUSE, visitors can make hats and partake of green eggs and ham. 5-8 p.m., South Potomac Church, 4915 Crain Hwy., White Plains. Free. 301-753-4075.

A TWENTY-SOMETHING'S EVENING, a regular socializing event for people in their 20s. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

FINANCIAL SEMINAR, Jackie Kersey, a representative from Primerica, will discuss ways to consolidate debt and lower monthly payments. 7-9 p.m., Wade Community Center, 2300 Smallwood Dr., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-9291.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP, 10:30 a.m.-noon the first and second Thursdays of each month, for survivors, caregivers and the public. Spring Dell Center, 6040 Radio Station Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-932-6196.

HOME-SCHOOL CREW, a socializing program for home-school students in grades 1-5, with stories, discussions, games and projects. Thursdays, through May 10. No meeting April 5. 2 p.m. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free, Registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

LFS BINGO, Thursdays. Doors open, 6 p.m.; start, 7 p.m. Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills. 301-481-8370.

HOME-SCHOOLERS PARK DAY, a recreational activity meeting for home-school students, organized by Sharing Homeschool Enrichments for the La Plata Area Community. Thursdays. 1:30-3 p.m., Laurel Springs Regional Park, 5800 Radio Station Rd., La Plata. Free. 301-392-3723.

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