Thursday, Oct. 25

Cat adoptions, 10a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Tri-County Animal Shelter, 6707 Animal Shelter Rd., Hughesville. 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992.

Town hall meeting, hosted by the Board of Charles County Commissioners. 7 p.m., Free Gospel Church, 3180 Livingston Rd., Bryans Road. Free. 301-645-0580 or HuntC@CharlesCounty.org.

Friday, Oct. 26

Dinner and dance, a benefit for St. Mary’s County Christmas in April. Music by Roadhouse. 7-11 p.m., St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. $25. 301-481-4335.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Adult education program orientation, for those preparing to take the GED test or who are pursuing an external diploma program. 9 a.m., Hunting Creek Annex, 4105 Old Town Rd., Huntingtown. 410-535-7382.

Guided canoe trip, a tour of Parkers Creek. 12:30-3:30 p.m. (if weather is inclement, same time Sunday instead). American Chestnut Land Trust, Scientists' Cliffs Road, Port Republic. $15, suggested donation. 410-414-3400 or info@acltweb.org.

Open skate night, for all ages, sponsored by St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800.

Oldies dance, music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. 7 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Post 206, 3330 N. Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. $10. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost206.org.

“Walk With a Purpose,” a benefit for the Catherine Foundation, which offers free childbirth, parenting and fatherhood classes. Hosted by the Board of Charles County Commissioners. 8 a.m., Indian Head Rail Trail, White Plains. Donations welcome. 301-645-0580 or KellyC@CharlesCounty.org.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Holiday craft and vendor fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, 46900 S. Shangri-La Dr., Lexington Park. 301-737-0654 or prcraftfair@gmail.com.

Children’s Halloween party, hosted by the American Legion auxiliary. 1-3 p.m., American Legion Post 206, 3330 N. Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 301-855-6466.

Guided hike, through the woods at Double Oak Farm. 1-3 p.m., American Chestnut Land Trust, 676 Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick. Free; registration required. 410-414-3400.

Book discussion,Fourth Sunday: The Journey of a Book Club,” by B.W. Read. Hosted by the Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. 3-5 p.m., Shabach Evangelistic Ministries, 11798 Park Waldorf Lane, Waldorf. Free. tcmdacartsandltrscte@gmail.com or 301-684-3993.

Monday, Oct. 29

Monday morning movies, stories, songs and movies for children and their caregivers. 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Adult education program orientation, for those preparing to take the GED test or who are pursuing an external diploma program. 5:30 p.m., Appeal Elementary School, 11655 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. 410-535-7382.

College financial aid workshop, a presentation by Caroline Bright, director of financial aid at St. Mary’s College. 6:30 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

“Voting Facts” workshop, hosted by the Calvert County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters. A nonpartisan overview of the rules and procedures guiding the upcoming election. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Thursday, Nov. 1

“Retire Gracefully” series, a finance management presentation by Lyn Striegel. 7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Military Appreciation” holiday craft and vendor show, 4-8 p.m., Naval Air Station Patuxent River, 21967 Cuddihy Rd., Lexington Park. prcraftfair@gmail.com.

Theater fundraiser: “Frankenstein,” the Twin Beach Players production will be a benefit for the Hayward Family Relief Fund. 8 p.m., North Beach Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave. Donations welcome. www.twinbeachplayers.com or twinbeachregan@msn.com.

“Cash for Candy,” the Lasher, Harriman and Associates dental practice will buy back trick-or-treat candy (unopened) for shipping to troops overseas. A glowing electric toothbrush is part of the exchange. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. next Thursday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3. Lasher, Harriman office, 3500 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-4434 or www.waldorfsmiles.com.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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