Thursday, Sept. 13

“Oystering on the Bay,” local-history discussion, part of the “Calvert Conversations” series. 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411 or www.calvert.lib.us.

Solomons farmers market, fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers and bedding plants from local farms, plus seafood and baked goods. 4-8 p.m., Riverwalk (near the Pavilion), Solomons. www.calvertag.com or 410-535-4583.

Library “Back to School Night,” for students and parents, information on resources and services. 6 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Charles County Archaeological Society meeting, James Gibb of Gibb Archaeological Consulting will discuss his work at Elk Landing. Guests are welcome. 7 p.m., La Plata Police Department, 101 La Grange Ave. Free. 240-682-1718 or 301-375-
9489.

Friday, Sept. 14

Boardwalk farmers market and car show, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and local wines, plus classic cars and live music. 6-9 p.m., Bay and Chesapeake avenues, North Beach. www.calvertag.com or 301-855-6681.

Art fair at the farmers market, local artists display their works at the weekly farmers market. 6-9 p.m. , North Beach Boardwalk. 301-855-6681 or www.northbeachmd.org

Saturday, Sept. 15

Prescription drug disposal day, Calvert residents’ unneeded and expired medications will be disposed of safely. Mount Hope Community Center, 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland. Free. 410-535-3733.

Barstow farmers market, vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and bedding plants from local farms, plus seafood and baked goods. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Barstow. www.calvertag.com or 410-535-4583.

Household hazardous-waste collection day, hosted by the Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste. Proof of residency required. For a list of acceptable materials, go to www.co.cal.md.us. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Hope Community Center, 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland. Free. 410-326-0210.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, two events to raise fund and awareness, hosted by the National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 8:30 a.m. check-in; 9:30 a.m., walk begins. Asbury-Solomons, 11100 Asbury Cir., Solomons; and Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. 301-934-5856 or AlzWalkSoMD@alz.org.

Gently used books sale, hosted by Friends of the Library. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Scrapbooking day, hosted by the rescue squad auxiliary. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd. $40, includes two meals and crafting space. 301-884-4709 or jmturner6207@gmail.com.

“Showcase of Bands,” marching bands from St. Mary’s County and elsewhere perform in a competition hosted by Great Mills High School. 1 p.m., the school, 21130 Great Mills Rd. $7. 301-904-0829.

“Port and Paddle,” canoe or kayak from winery to wharf (car-pool back to the start); hosted by Young Professionals Initiative of St. Mary’s County. 1 p.m., Port of Leonardtown Winery, 23190 Newtowne Neck Rd, Leonardtown. $45, includes tastings. 443-838-6429, www.ypi-smc.com or programs@ypi-smc.com.

Guided canoe trip, a paddling tour of Parkers Creek. 3:30-6:30 p.m., American Chestnut Land Trust, Scientists' Cliffs Road, Port Republic. $15, requested donation. 410-414-3400 or www.acltweb.org.

Open skate night, for all ages. Sponsored by St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and 29, Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800.

Square dancers’ open house, for those interested in learning the steps; hosted by Aqua Squares. 7-9:30 p.m., Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 301-855-7937, 301-863-8054 or www.aquasquaredancers.org.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Health lecture, a presentation by infectious disease specialist Rita R. Colwell on Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria found in brackish ponds, estuaries and the Chesapeake Bay. 2 p.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042.

Monday, Sept. 17

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.

“Calvert Eats Local,” a discussion of ways to make more frequent use of area agriculture. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Résumé and cover letter workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Prince Frederick farmers market, fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, local seafood, baked goods and local wines. 3-7 p.m., Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. www.calvertag.com or 410-535-4583.

Coupon workshop, a presentation by Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor, known locally for TheGirlLovesCoupons.com, on money-saving shopping strategies. 6:30 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. Registration required.301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Book discussion,Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” by Helen Simonson. 2-3:30 p.m., Calvert Library Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings. Free. 410-257-2101.

Voter registration, hosted by the League of Women Voters of St. Mary’s County. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. 301-862-1183 or smc.lwvmd.org.

Book discussion,The Cellist of Sarajevo,” by Steven Galloway. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Southern branch, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 410-326-5289.

Public issues forum, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Justice and Advocacy Council. Freewheeling discussion of a variety of topics will be encouraged. 7-8:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-373-8545.

Thursday, Sept. 20

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting, Calvert County chapter meeting will feature a short presentation by the office of Sen. Steny Hoyer (D). 1 p.m., Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-586-1441 or NARFE1466@gmail.com.

Homeschoolers discussion, an overview of library resources available for homework and projects. 6 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211 or www.stmalib.org.

Public forum on prescription-drug abuse, sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. Refreshments available. 6:30-8 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-3733.

Book discussion,The Cellist of Sarajevo,” by Steven Galloway. 7 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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