DanceSQUARE DANCE -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Presented by the Aqua Squares Dance Club. Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Donations encouraged. 301-373-2207 or 410-586-3587. ConcertsBARBERSHOP CHORUS -- 7 p.m. Mondays. Walk-ins welcome for this weekly female barbershop chorus gathering. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick. 410-414-5985.

THE MUSICIAN PROTECTION PROGRAM-- 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday. The group performs classic rock at the inn the first and third Saturdays of each month. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. No cover charge. 410-257-0001. http://www.westlawninn.com.

For Children"GROWING OF THE GREEN"-- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Children in the Young Buccaneers program learn about how plants and animals in an ecosystem are interconnected, then build a self-contained ecosystem to take home. Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Members, $8; nonmembers, $10. Registration required. 410-326-2042. http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION-- Saturday. An all-ages celebration of the 103rd birthday of children's author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, with songs, stories and other activities. Free, registration required.

· 10 a.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. 301-884-2211.

· 12:30 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. 301-475-2846.

· 3 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. 301-863-8188.

THE BEAR FACTS-- 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ages 6-9 learn about the eight kinds of bears, play a hibernation game and touch a bear skin. Children should bring their favorite teddy bear to listen to the story of the teddy bear. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1; nonmembers, $3. 410-535-5327.

STAINED GLASS ANIMALS-- 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Ages 3-5 make stained glass pictures of a favorite woodland animal with paper. Soup will be served. Kings Landing Park, 3255 King's Landing Park Rd., Huntingtown. Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1; nonmembers, $3. 410-535-5327.

"THINGS IN THE WIND"-- 10-11 a.m. next Thursday. Children in the Little Minnows program observe the clouds, construct a kite and a whirligig, while learning how the wind can be used to generate energy. Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Members, $4; nonmembers, $5. 410-326-2042. http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

"KIDS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN"-- 7-8 p.m. Mondays, through May 7. Stories, discussions, games and projects tailored to children in grades 1-5. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free, registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES -- A free reading program tailored to ages 2-5, offered by Charles County Public Libraries. http://www.ccplonline.com.

· 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375.

· 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. P.D. Brown Branch, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864 or 301-843-7688.

· 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001 or 301-870-3520.

BABY STEPS STORY TIMES-- A free reading program offered by St. Mary's County Libraries for ages 2-12 months. http://www.stmalib.org.

· 9:15 a.m. Mondays, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. 301-863-8188.

· 10 a.m. Mondays, Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. 301-475-2846.

· 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. 301-884-2211.

ST. MARY'S TODDLER STORY TIMES-- A free reading program offered by St. Mary's County Libraries for ages 1 to 2 1/2 . http://www.stmalib.org.

· 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. 301-863-8188.

· 10 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. 301-884-2211.

· 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. 301-475-2846.

ST. MARY'S PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES-- A free reading program offered to children in preschool by St. Mary's County Libraries. http://www.stmalib.org.

· 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. 301-884-2211.

· 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. 301-475-2846.

· 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursdays, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. 301-863-8188.

CUDDLE UP AND READ TO ME-- For children up to age 2 to develop basic language skills. Adult must accompany child. Free. http://www.calvert.lib.md.us.

· 9:30-9:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. 301-855-1862 or 410-535-0291.

· 9:30-9:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Fairview Branch Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

· 10-10:20 a.m. Wednesdays, Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

· 9:15-9:35 a.m. Wednesdays. Twin Beaches Branch Library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411.

STORY TIME PROGRAM-- For children ages 2-3 to improve listening skills and group activity. Children will also make a craft. Free. http://www.calvert.lib.md.us.

· 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. 301-855-1862 or 410-535-0291.

· 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Fairview Branch Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

· 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:45-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

· 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Twin Beaches Branch Library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

FAMILY STORY TIME-- Free program offered by the Calvert Library to families with children up to age 5. Children also make crafts and must be accompanied by an adult. 410-535-0291. http://www.calvert.lib.md.us.

· 11-11:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturdays, Fairview Branch Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings. 410-257-2101.

· 10:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 301-855-1862 or 410-535-0291.

· 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-326-5289.

· 10-10:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, Twin Beaches Branch Library, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

Exhibitions"ART FROM THE HEART"-- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today and tomorrow. A show of new work from gallery member artists, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, clay art and wood turning. CalvART Gallery, 110 S. Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-9252.

"A CHESAPEAKE BAY YEAR" -- 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Ruth Arbuckel, author of the recently published children's book, will sign and read excerpts. Annie Moore's illustrations for the book will be on display. Artworks@7th, 9128 Bay Ave., North Beach. Free. 410-286-5278.

MARCH ART SHOW-- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A member show and art sale. There will be a reception for the show 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell. Free. 410-586-3516 or 301-863-9663.

"GARDENS ALIVE!"-- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Wednesday through April 8. Gallery members present an all-media show emphasizing the importance of gardens in everyday life. CalvARTGallery, 110 S. Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-9252.

"SPRING FORTH WITH SOMETHING NEW"-- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, March 2-April 1. An all-media member show celebrating the renewal of spring, with the artists experimenting with new styles and subjects. Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. 301-743-5159.

RecreationYOGA CLASSES-- 10-11 a.m. Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Jonna Climie teaches relaxation and strengthening techniques as well as flexibility exercises. Civista Women's Health Center, 3510 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. $8 per session or $30 for four sessions. 888-332-4847. Theatre"WHISPERS OF SAINTS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, March 9-10; 2 p.m. Sunday and March 11. The Twin Beach Players perform the play which won both Best Play and Best Production at the 2002 Baltimore Playwriting Festival. Black Box Theatre, Union Church Education Building, 8912 Chesapeake Beach Ave., North Beach. Adults, $12; seniors and students, $10. 443-624-1451.

LiteratureRON POWERS-- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of the bestseller "Flags of Our Fathers" discusses his biography of Mark Twain. St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's Hall, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4253. "WONDER BOYS"-- 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. The discussion group shares views and opinions on Michael Chabon's novel. P.D. Brown Branch Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-2864 or 301-843-7688.

"BRIMSTONE WEDDING"-- 7 p.m. Monday. The discussion group shares thoughts on Barbara Vine's book. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

"SENSE AND SENSIBILITY"-- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The third in a series of monthly discussions of the works of Jane Austen, hosted by Emily Bowen. Screening of the film adaptation of the book. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Special EventsTEEN GAME NIGHT-- 6:30-9 p.m. tomorrow. Teens can play a collection of board games and enjoy pizza and prizes. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

LENTEN DINNER-- 4-7 p.m. tomorrow. St. Mary, Star of the Sea School, 6485 Indian Head Hwy., Indian Head. $8; children's menu items, $5. 240-216-6225 or 301-283-6151.

STEAK NIGHT-- 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Menu includes steak, shrimp, baked potato, vegetable, salad, coffee and tea. The first Friday of each month. American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Hwy., La Plata. 301-932-1399.

SPAGHETTI DINNER-- 4-8 p.m. tomorrow. Proceeds benefit Lions Club-supported charitable activities. Christ Church, 112 E. Charles St., La Plata. $8; ages 6-12, $4; age 5 and younger, free. Carryout service available. 301-392-0656.

BAYSIDE CHAT-- 2 p.m. Saturday. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum curator Harriet Stout discusses children's clothing of the early 20th century. She will share items from her own and the museum's collections. Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., North Beach. Free. 410-257-3892. http://www.cbrm.org.

SCRABBLE TIME-- 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. A monthly 90-minute game the first Saturday of each month through May. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary will be on hand to verify words. Anyone who scores more than 400 points in a game will be eligible to win a Scrabble dictionary. Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

"AN EVENING WITH ELVIS"-- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Elvis tribute artist Frank Raines presents his performance of "The King" in an all-ages show, with a catered meal served. Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd. $18. 301-246-9612 or 301-870-3388.

STUFFED HAM AND FRIED OYSTER DINNER-- 1-5 p.m. Saturday. A buffet dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Menu includes chicken salad, parsley potatoes, candied yams, green beans, coleslaw, beets, rolls, coffee and tea. Hollywood Firehouse, 24801 Three Notch Rd. Adults, $18; ages 4-12, $7; age 3 and younger, free. 301-475-5741.

"MORNING COFFEE PROGRAM: SPICED CIDER AND SPRING CLEANING"-- 10-11 a.m. Sunday. A workshop for making environmentally friendly household cleaners from ingredients found in most kitchens. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1; nonmembers, $3. 410-535-5327.

Plan Ahead"JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT"-- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays March 9-April 1. The Port Tobacco Players perform the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical retelling the tale of Joseph and his brothers. Port Tobacco Players Theatre, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Adults, $15; students and seniors, $12. 301-932-6819. JAY ARMSWORTHY AND EASTERN TRADITION-- 7 p.m. March 10. The band performs at the third concert of the American Legion Bluegrass Series with Blue Daze. There will be a chicken dinner served from 5-6:45 p.m. American Legion Post 238, Routes 231 and 381, Hughesville. Adults, $12; age 11 and younger with an adult, free; dinner, $6. 301-737-3004.

"GOSPEL ROOTS"-- 3 p.m. March 10. The African American Heritage Society of Charles County presents a gospel musical of the African American experience. Charles County Government Building, La Plata. $15. 301-645-5244, 301-645-8554 or 301-870-6518.

SMILE FASHION SHOW-- 1-4 p.m. March 10. Presented by members from SMILE Ecumenical Ministries, with fashions from the SMILE thrift shop. There will also be a silent auction, boutique shopping and door prizes. Holiday Inn Select, 155 Holiday Dr., Solomons. $15. 410-326-0019.

CONTRA DANCE-- 7 p.m. instruction, 7:30-10 p.m. dance. March 10. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance. Tuppence Blackwell is the caller for the evening and Southern Maryland Open Band performs, with an ice cream social to follow the dance. Dancers are asked to wear non-scuff shoes. St. Andrew's Church Parish Hall, St. Andrew's Church Road, California. $7; members, $5; age 12 and younger, free. 301-769-4762. http://www.smtmd.org.

JILL C. WESTEYN AND ANGELA GARVEY-- 3 p.m. March 11. Westeyn, an oboe and English horn player, performs with organist Angela Garvey, in a program that will include double reed and organ works by Rheinberger, Mozart, Krebs and Koetsier, as well as organ solos by Marcel Dupre and Jehn Alain. Christ Church, 112 E. Charles St., La Plata. Freewill offering accepted. 301-392-1051.

"I CAME FROM AN EGG"-- 10-10:30 a.m. March 14 and 17. Kids ages 2-3 learn which animals are hatched from eggs, what different eggs feel like and where animals store their eggs before they hatch. The activity closes with an egg sorting activity. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. Battle Creek Nature Education Society members, $1; nonmembers, $3. 410-535-5327.

SPRING FASHION SHOW-- 6-10 p.m. March 16. A exhibition of the season's trends in clothing, hair and makeup. The clothing is provided by B. Moss Clothing and Kohl's department store. Attendees will receive a complimentary Esteban Cortezar evening handbag, and there will be hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a cash bar. Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Rd., Waldorf. $50 donation. 301-843-6269.

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER-- 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 17. Includes a dessert and entertainment by the Anglicats. Christ Church, 112 Charles St., La Plata. $16; ages 6-12, $8; age 5 and younger, free. 301-934-8819.

"KEEP YOUR COLON ROLLIN'!" 5K WALK OR RUN-- 10:30 a.m. March 31. The second annual five-kilometer run and walk aimed at raising awareness of colorectal cancer in Calvert County. The race benefits Calvert Healthcare Solutions, a nonprofit group that helps uninsured people receive medical services. Registration before March 17, $20; March 18 until race day, $25. 410-535-5400 or 301-855-1353, Ext. 355.

CRAFTERS WANTED-- Fairs and bazaars seeking crafters and vendors for their events.

· Spring Craft Fair, Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 31. Indian Head Fire, 4095 Indian Head Hwy. Rental space, $15. 301-753-9722 or 301-743-7203.

Elsewhere

In the Region"BIRDING AT JUG BAY"-- 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Visitors, age 12 and older, learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, River Farm, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Adults, $3; seniors and students, $2. 410-741-9330. http://www.jugbay.org.

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