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Southern Maryland community calendar, June 12-19, 2014


Fish and chips dinner, hosted by the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 2632. 5:30 p.m., VFW, 23282 Three Notch Rd., California. $8. 301-862-3247 or

Friday, June 13

Registration for grieving children’s camp, for children ages 7-15 grieving the loss of a loved one, Friday is the deadline to register for Camp Phoenix, hosted by Calvert Hospice. Camp will be from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-11 at Kings Landing Park, Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown. $50. Call 410-535-0892, Ext. 2204, or e-mail

Hospice conference, Southern Maryland Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, for anyone dealing with end-of-life issues. Physician Ira Byock will be the keynote speaker. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. $85. 410-535-0892, Ext. 4002.

State park open art studio, bring materials and lunch. Discuss ideas and techniques. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. Free. 301-743-5159.

Waldorf steak dinner, hosted by VFW Post 8810. 6:30 p.m., 2310 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. $13. 301-645-6331.

Texas Hold ’em tournament, no limit. Food and beverages will be sold. Hosted by St. Mary’s Elks Lodge. 7 p.m., 45779 Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park. Buy-in, $60. 240-577-0828 or

Saturday, June 14

Sotterly farmers market, local produce. 8 a.m.-noon, Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280.

High school adult education class, orientation for anyone 16 and older seeking a high school diploma. Preparation for GED test or External Diploma Program. 9 a.m., Hunting Creek Annex, 4105 Old Town Rd., Huntingtown. Free. 410-535-7382 or

“Chili in the Garden” and classic car show, chili tastings, beer and wine, live music and family activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. $3; children 5 and younger, free; chili tasting kits, $5. 410-326-4640.

African American Family Community Day, includes live music and other entertainment, children’s activities and storytelling. Presented by the Calvert County branch of the NAACP. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-535-0413 or 202-633-4823.

St. Leonard barbecue and yard sale, chicken, beef, pork and rib platters. Takeout available. Noon-5 p.m., Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, 5400 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Admission, $16; children, $8; sandwiches, $8. Table rental, $10. 410-586-1716.

Fossil hike, take water and wear comfortable shoes for the 1.8-mile hike to the bay. 2-3 p.m. Saturdays through June 28. Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 a vehicle. 301-888-1377 or

Mechanicsville yard sale, sponsored by Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary. 7 a.m., rain or shine. Old Flora Corner Road, Mechanicsville. 301-884-4108.

Solomons yard sale, 8 a.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and School, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons. 410-326-3535.

Huntingtown yard sale, 7 a.m.-noon, First Lutheran Church, 6300 Southern Maryland Blvd., Huntingtown. 410-257-3030

Sunday, June 15

Valley Lee all-you-can-eat breakfast, 8-11 a.m., 2nd District Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee. $8; children 6-12, $4. 301-994-9999.

“Critters of the Chesapeake” hike, walk to the bay and see which species you can find. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. Truman Pkwy., Lusby. $5 a vehicle. 301-888-1377 or

War of 1812 commemoration, a waterside memorial tribute by the U.S Daughters of the War of 1812, plus a groundbreaking for waterfront enhancements, 2 p.m. A discussion by author Ralph Eshelman, consultant for the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail’s Comprehensive Management Plan, will follow at 3 p.m. St. Francis de Sales Church Hall, 7185 Benedict Ave., Benedict. Free. 301-645-0682 or

Monday, June 16

“Living With Alzheimer’s: For Late-Stage Caregivers,” discussion, 6-7:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Maryland, 10665 Stanhaven Pl., Suite 300, White Plains. Free; registration required. 800-272-3900 or

Dyslexia Support Network of Southern Maryland, meeting. 7-8:30 p.m., Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Rd., California. Free.

Tuesday, June 17

Deanna Bogart concert, blues and jazz. Take a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. 6:45 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 22950 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-934-7878 or

Wednesday, June 18

Children’s scavenger hunt and cleanup walk, for ages 10-13. Help keep the woods clean by picking up trash and hunt for items on a checklist. A campfire and s’mores will follow the hike. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kings Landing Park, Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown. 410-535-2800.

Deanna Bogart concert, blues and jazz. Take a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. 6:45 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. Free. 301-934-7828 or

Thursday, June 19

“Little Minnows,” for ages 3-5. “Turtle Tales With Susan Glick.” 10-11 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. $5; registration required. 410-326-2042.

“500 by Five” reading celebration, for kids who participated in the program and their parents. 10-11 a.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-884-2211 or

Grant seeking and writing workshop, demonstrations by staff members from the library and the College of Southern Maryland Nonprofit Institute. 10 a.m.-noon, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free; registration required. 301-863-8188 or

Lusby NARFE potluck meeting, for Calvert County Chapter 1466. Take a salad, vegetable, dessert or side dish to share. Noon, Cove Point Park, 750 Cove Point Rd., Lusby. Free. 410-586-1441.

Sen. Middleton at NARFE meeting, for Chapter 1972. State Sen. Thomas McLain “Mac” Middleton (D-28th) will speak. 12:30 p.m., Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, 6 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata. Free. 301-645-3077.

Leonardtown book discussion,Nostromo,” by Joseph Conrad. Copies available. 7 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or

Deanna Bogart concert, blues and jazz. Take a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. 6:45 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 301-934-7828 or

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game, to benefit Team Tina: Strike Out Lung Cancer. 4 p.m., Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. $13 for box seats. 301-638-9788 or

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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