Kindness Rocks program Age 5 and older. Paint inspirational messages on small rocks and place them around town. 2-3 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188 or stmalib.org. Free.
Minecraft challenge program Ages 8-11. Play Minecraft. 2-3:30 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188 or stmalib.org. Free.
Solomons farmers market Fresh produce, baked goods, local wines, seafood and cut flowers. 3-6:30 p.m., Solomons at the Riverwalk, Solomons Island. 410-535-4583, calvertag.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent/tween summer book discussion “The War That Saved My Life,” by Kimberly Brubaker. 6:30-8 p.m. Calvert Library, Southern branch, 13920 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons. 410-326-5289 or calvertlibrary.org. Free; registration needed.
Mechanicsville Zumba classes Hosted by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department ladies auxiliary. Thursdays 7-8 p.m. Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. Information: mthompson@mvfd.
Alzheimer’s caregivers support 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.
Kindergarten program Get ready for school with stories, crafts and a practice ride on a real school bus. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188 or stmalib.org. Free.
Confidential HIV testing Age 18 and older. The oral swab test is provided by the Charles County Health Department, 1-4 p.m. P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864. Free.
North Beach farmers market Fresh produce, baked goods, local wines, seafood and cut flowers. 6-9 p.m., Fifth Street and Bay Avenue, and Seventh Street and Bay Avenue, North Beach. 410-535-4583, calvertag.com or email@example.com.
American Legion acoustic music By Ross Crampton. 7-11 p.m. American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-9878 or alpost206.org. Free.
Barstow farmers market Fresh produce, baked goods, local wines, seafood and cut flowers. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Calvert County Fairgrounds, Route 231, Barstow. 410-535-4583, firstname.lastname@example.org or calvertag.com.
Sotterley farmers market Organic produce and local vendors. Fridays 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m., through Nov. 1. Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280 or sotterley.org.
College of Southern Maryland Super Sunday program Tour the campus, take placement tests and register for classes. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Prince Frederick and Leonardtown campuses. Call 301-934-7765 or go to csmd.edu/apply-register.
Kids Expo A family event featuring fitness demonstrations, enrichment programs, education, health care information and parent support. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5 South Event Center, 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway. 240-538-1984. Free.
Solomons Island kite day Bring a kite or make one. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. Free, kite kits $5, admission fees apply.
Dog and cat adoption event With rescue animal groups from St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. Hosted by Pepper’s Pet Pantry. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Solomons Towne Center, Solomons. 410-326-4006.
Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland registration Ages 8-15 can sign up for a 10-week program that encourages team building. Includes 20 lessons from trained coaches and a 5K event. The program is offered at five locations throughout Charles and St. Mary’s counties.For information, go to gotrsomd.org. $150 for the season.
American Legion country dance Featuring the Southern Winds Band. Lessons 7 p.m., dancing 8-11:30 p.m., Stallings Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-9878, email@example.com or alpost206.org. $15, includes fountain drinks, draft beer, pretzels and chips.
Public star party Observe plants, stars and more through a variety of equipment provided by the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Hosted by Sotterley Plantation. 9 p.m., Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280 or smas.us. Free.
All-You-Can-Eat breakfast Includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham and bacon. 8-11 a.m., Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. 301-934-9999. $9, ages 6-12 $5, ages 5 and younger free.
Knights of Columbus dinner Includes fried chicken. Takeout available. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Hall, 16441 Three Notch Rd., Ridge. 301-872-4641. $12.
STEAM program For preschool children and their caregivers. Learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through a variety of activities. 1-4 p.m. Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell. 410-326-4640 or annmariegarden.org. Free.
Oyster program Ages 6-11. Learn about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. 10 a.m., Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375; 2 p.m., Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-645-1395. Free; tickets required.
Math club Ages 9-11. Learn to make math fun. 2 p.m., La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001.
Geneaology program Learn how to use websites for research. 2-4 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846 or stmalib.org. Free.
College of Southern Maryland open auditions Age 5 and older. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song needed. For upcoming performances: “The Voice of the Prairie” (main stage); “My Children! My Africa! (Children’s Theatre); “Know Your Role” (Cause Theatre)’ and “Ragtime” (main stage musical). Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-7828, firstname.lastname@example.org or csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/auditions/index.
School bus program Ages 4-5. Read a story about a school bus and take a ride to a local school to learn all about the first ride to school. 11 a.m., Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. Free.
E-reader program Age 12 and older. Bring a device and learn how to download free library books. 5:15 p.m., La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001. Free.
Water bottle challenge program Ages 12-18. Learn techniques to flip a water bottle and challenge friends. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-2846 or stmalib.org. Free. Human trafficking awareness program Age 18 and older. Includes videos. 6 p.m., P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864. Free.
Giant Game Night Tweens entering grades 5-7. Play giant Jenga, giant Yahtzee and more. 6:30-8 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862, or calvertlibrary.info. Free; registration required.
Book discussion “Alexander Hamilton,” by Ron Cherow. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.
Patuxent Voices auditions The women’s a cappella group is having auditions for all voice parts for its fall season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. in Port Republic, Calvert County. For information, email email@example.com or go to patuxentvoices.org.
Junior Paleontologist for a Day Children in grades 6-9. Hunt for shark teeth, bones and shells. Learn collecting techniques and preservation. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042 or calvertmarinemuseum.com. $25.
St. Mary’s County National Active and Retired Federal Employees luncheon and meeting Includes speaker Sherry Hamilton from the Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Center on how the body heals through Eastern practices. 11:30 a.m., Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown. 301-884-5112 or narfe.org/site/chapter969. $16.50; registration required.
Senior trivia bingo Age 55 and older. Tests your knowledge of famous books and authors. 2 p.m., La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001. Free.
Youth Bible study group 6 p.m., Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach (next to Town Hall). 410-257-3555. Free.
JobSource mobile career center Help with employment and reemployment. 9 a.m., P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864. Free.
Mobile Veterans Center Confidential services for veterans, including counseling and employment. 10 a.m., Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-645-1395. Free.
Staying safe online Learn to create strong passwords and other safety practices . 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-8188 or stmalib.org. Free.
Wellness session Coping skills for good mental health. 6-7 p.m., K Conway Physical Therapy, 110 Main St., Prince Frederick. Call 410-535-9850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Teen movie night Includes popcorn. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.
— Compiled by Bonnie Smith
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