Thursday, Sept. 27

Patuxent Partnership brown bag series, open to the general public. Take a bag lunch. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wyle Conference Center North, 22309 Exploration Dr., Lexington Park. Free. www.paxpartnership.org.

Political talk, with Kathryn Ruud, a linguist who specializes in the study of “polarizing language.” Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the College of Southern Maryland and St. Mary’s College. 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Rd. Leonardtown. Free. 301-862-1183.

Friday, Sept. 28

Golf tournament fundraiser, hosted by American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206. Proceeds benefit youth programs. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start, 9 a.m. Twin Shields Golf Club, 2425 Roarty Rd., Dunkirk. $95. 301-980-9023, 301-980-9022 or www.ALPost206.org.

Public forum on seniors issues, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services. with state Sen. Roy Dyson (D-District 29), Del. John L. Bohanan Jr. (D-District 29B) and Anthony O’Donnell (R-District 29C). 9:30 a.m., Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1050.

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 .

Square dance lessons, hosted by Aqua Squares Square Dance Club. 7 p.m., Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Free. 301-855-7937, 301-863-8054 or www.aquasquaredancers.org.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Yard sale, snacks and drinks will be sold. 7-11 a.m., 2nd District Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee. 240-434-1095.

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.

“Walk With Purpose” fundraiser, a walk to benefit Southern Maryland Food Bank. Hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners. 8 a.m., Indian Head Rail Trail, White Plains. 301-645-0580 or HuntC@CharlesCounty.org.

“Vine Vindicator Training Day,” help improve habitat for native plants by learning to recognize and properly remove invasive species. Training will include hands-on activities in the nature area. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., American Chestnut Land Trust, Scientists' Cliffs Road, Port Republic. Registration required. 410-414-3400 or volunteer@acltweb.org.

Prescription drug disposal service, take expired and unused medications for safe disposal; a free service sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, 30 Church St., Prince Frederick; Mount Harmony Community Center, 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland; Northeast Community Center, 4075 G. Stinnett Blvd., Chesapeake Beach; Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-535-3733.

“Smiles for Life Poker Run,” a motorcycle ride to benefit Marines Helping Marines. Registration, 11 a.m.; ride begins at noon. Toot’s Bar, Hollywood. $25. 301-904-
5412.

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

Ballroom and swing dance, sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Lessons, 7-9 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary, 22375 Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park. $8; seniors and students, $5. 301-645-8509 or somdballroom@gmail.com.

Oldies dance, music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Cash bar; food sold. 7 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Post 206, 3330 N. Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach. $10. 301-855-6466 or www.alpost206.org.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Arboretum work day, volunteer to remove invasive vines and trim trees for a greens sale. Take work gloves and clippers; other tools and water provided. 9 a.m.-noon, American Chestnut Land Trust, Scientists' Cliffs Road, Port Republic. 410-414-3400 or volunteer@acltweb.org.

Monday, Oct. 1

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.

Book discussion,The Cellist of Sarajevo,” by Steven Galloway. 7 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. 301-884-2211; 7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

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.

Author event, Steven Galloway talks about his novel “The Cellist of Sarajevo.” Featuring live music and a sampling of a Readers Theater performance. 7-8:30 p.m., Huntingtown High School, 4125 North Solomons Island Rd., Huntingtown. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

“Zamanakos Lecture in History” series, Karen Offen of Stanford University on “Why Women’s Votes Count: Women’s Suffrage Worldwide.” 8 p.m., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-2000.

Thursday, Oct. 4

History Fair” for tweens, help with finding a topic and taking advantage of resources at the library. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings. Free; registration required. 410-257-2101.

“Retire Gracefully” workshop, a presentation by Julie Schejbal on asset preservation, guardianship, conservatorship and planning for long-term care. 7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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