Thursday, Aug. 22

“Thrills and Spills: The Golden Era of Powerboat Racing in Southern Maryland,” an exhibition tracing the once-popular sport through photographs, artifacts, video and the stories of local racers. 10-5 p.m. daily, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. $9; seniors and military, $7; ages 5-12, $4; 4 and younger, free. 410-326-2042.

Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory tours, a behind-the-scenes look at the laboratory. Group tours offered for a small fee. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501, www.jefpat.org or jppm@mdp.state.md.us.

Solomons farmers market, fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 4-8 p.m., Riverwalk on Solomon’s Island. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Friday, Aug. 23

Food preservation program, “Garden Smarter: Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It.” Discussion of safe food preservation practices, and canning and processing high- and low-acid food. 10-11:30 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

North Beach farmers market, fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 6-9 p.m., North Beach Boardwalk, Bay Avenue and Fifth Street. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Barstow farmers market, fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Barstow. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

State park bug program, learn about how insects are essential to the environment. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the playground. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 a car. 301-888-1377 or kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Leonardtown roller skating, 6-9 p.m., Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. Admission, $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1804.

Sunday, Aug. 25

State park fossil hike, a 1.8-mile hike to learn about fossils and how the Calvert Cliffs were formed. Wear comfortable shoes. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 a car. 301-888-1377 or kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Chesapeake Community Chorus practice, looking for singers. No auditions required. 4-6 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 301-855-7477 or lbrown9601@verizon.net.

Monday, Aug. 26

Book club for moms, and playtime for children. Discussion of “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain. 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Southern branch, 13920 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-5289.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Prince Frederick farmers market, fruit,vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and cut flowers. WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program vouchers accepted. 3-7 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Dr., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4583, www.ecalvert.com or info@ecalvert.com.

Dinner mystery show auditions, for the Alumni Players’ production of “Doves and Daggers.” 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 50 Alexander Lane, Solomons. Free. 301-394-6784.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Lexington Park Development District plan, open house hosted by St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management to discuss the proposed draft update of the master plan. 6-8 p.m., Greenview Knolls Elementary School, 45711 Military Lane, Great Mills. Free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1541 or 1500.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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