Thursday, july 6

La Plata book discussion Age 55 and older. “Commonwealth,” by Ann Patchett. 1 p.m. Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. 301-934-9001. Free.

Tall ships and pirate tales story time Ages 6-11. Take part in the adventure of being marooned on a desert island, and explore the science of clouds and combustion. 2 p.m. La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001. 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 info@ecalvert.com.

Open mic night Age 18 and older. Showcase your talents. 6 p.m. La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001. Free.

Waldorf building-block party All ages. Use Legos to build with a group. 6 p.m. P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf, MD 20602. 301-645-2864. Free.

Mechanicsville Zumba classes Hosted by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department ladies auxiliary. Thursdays 7-8 p.m. Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. Mthompson@mvfd.com. $6 per class, punch card for six classes $30.

Annual Hollywood carnival Food, rides and games. Thursday-July 9 at 7 p.m. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Hollywood. hvfd7.com. $10 for unlimited rides.

Friday, july 7

Library scavenger hunt Ages 2-18. Find a treasure and win a prize. 1 p.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. 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 info@ecalvert.com.

American Legion concert 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.

Saturday, july 8

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, info@ecalvert.com 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.

Waldorf book discussion Age 18 and older. “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng. 9:30 a.m. P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864. Free.

The Buzz About Bees Veronica Cristo of Chesapeake Bounty will discuss the importance of bees. 2-2:30 p.m. Calvert Library, Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.

Potomac River program Ages 6-11. Challenges to the river, plus activities on improving waterways. 2 p.m. P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864. Free; tickets required.

Ask the Computer Lady Ask your IT questions on a first-come, first-served basis. 2 p.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. Free.

American Legion country dance Lessons 7 p.m., dancing 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-9878 or alpost206.org. $15, includes soft drinks, beer, pretzels, chips.

Sunday, july 9

Valley Lee Fire Department breakfast All-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, pancakes, home fried potatoes, French toast and sausage. 8-11 a.m. Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. 301-994-9999. $9, ages 6-12 $5, 4 and younger free.

Monday, july 10

Mr. Jon and Friends concert Age 3 and older. Come ready to dance. Presented by the St. Mary’s County Library. 10 a.m., Margaret Brent Middle School, 29675 Point Lookout Rd., Helen; 12:30 p.m., Leonardtown Elementary School, 22885 Duke St., Leonardtown; and 3 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-2550 or stmalib.org. Free.

My Gym @Your Library Ages 3-5. Songs, dances and tumbling skills. 11 a.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. Free; tickets required.

JobSource mobile career center Help with employment and reemployment. 1-4 p.m. Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Rd., Owings, 410-257-2101 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.

Valley Lee blood drive 1:30-7 p.m. 2nd District firehouse, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. 301-994-9999.

Math Club Ages 9-11. Learn tricks to make math fun. 2 p.m. La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001. Free.

Invasion of the Hedgehogs Ages 5-12. Games and hedgehog-themed crafts. 2 p.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. Free; tickets required.

Tuesday, july 11

Summer fun performance All ages. Family entertainer, Chris Fascione. Includes stories, comedy and juggling. Sponsored by Calvert Library. 10-11 a.m. Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.

Humane Society bat program Ages 6-11. Learn about bats and their role in the local habitat. 2 p.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. Free; tickets required.

Fake news Age 18 and older. Learn how to evaluate news that is reliable and truthful. Presented by Enoch Free Library, Maryland State Library Resource Center. 6 p.m. La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-934-9001. Free.

Chautaguqua 2017: “Voices from the Great War” includes history performances. July 11-13 6:45 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 410-685-0095, info@mdhumanities.org or mdhumanities.org/programs/chautauqua. Free.

Interactive drawing class Learn how to draw with McNevin Hayes. Bring sketch supplies. 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.

Patuxent Voices auditions The women’s a cappella group is holding auditions for all voice parts for its fall season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. in Port Republic in Calvert County. For information, email patuxentvoices@gmail.com or go to patuxentvoices.org.

Wednesday, july 12

Summer fun performance All ages. Family entertainer Chris Fascione. Sponsored by Calvert Library. 10-10:45 a.m. Patuxent Appeal Campus, Appeal Building, 35 Appeal Lane, Lusby,410-326-5289; 2-3 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.

How to fundraise Basic steps to raise money for your organization. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park.301-863-2550 or stmalib.org. Free.

Learn About Your Library Age 16 and older. Discover all the resources offered at the library, including learning a language, research, hobbies and crafts. 2-4 p.m. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown. 301- 475-2846 or stmalib.org. Free.

World-building ad­ven­ture program Age 12 and older. Learn to create of world of you own with graphic artist Laura Lee Gulledge. 6 p.m. Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-645-1395. Free.

Meet the artist Join other art enthusiasts and talk with Mary Blumberg. 7-8 p.m. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411 or calvertlibrary.info. Free.

THURSDAY, JULY 13

JobSource mobile career center Help with employment and reemployment. 9 a.m. Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. 301-375-7375. Free.

Minecraft challenge Ages 8-11. Team up to play the game. 2-3:30 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-863-2550 or stmalib.org. Free.

Engineering program Ages 6-11. Build bridges. 2 p.m. P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 301-645-2864. Free.

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or calvertlibrary.info. Free, registration requested.

LaPlata book discussion “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter. La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. 301-934-9001. Free.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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