Thursday, April 4

Sheriff’s office citizens academy, to give residents an inside look at daily operations. Must be 18 or older. Sessions will be on eight Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, 23150 Leonard Hall Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1910, www.firstsheriff.com or Kelly.Castle@stmarysmd.com.

Friday, April 5

Colon cancer health forum, registration deadline is April 5 for the forum, hosted by the Area Council on Aging, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11. Richard R. Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles St., LaPlata. 301-609-5702.

Meet the artist, George McWilliams will discuss his landscapes and maritime pieces. 4-8 p.m., Craft Guild Shop, 26005 Pt. Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-997-1644.

Saturday, April 6

Consignment sale, children’s toys and clothes. Christ Church Parish, 600 Farmington Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-5633 or kmc00@hotmail.com.

“We’re Looking for Trouble” 5k run/walk, for the Community Mediation Center of St. Mary’s County. 8:45 a.m., Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall. $30; children, $10. 301-475-9118 or www.looking4trouble5k.com.

Crafter and vendor fair, hosted by the 2nd District Fire Department and Rescue Squad auxiliary. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee. Space rental, $25. 301-994-9999.

Cleanup and art competition, for all ages, clean up the beach and create art from the trash. Take hot dogs or buy them at the park. 9:30 a.m., Chapman State Park, 3452 Ferry Pl., Indian Head. www.friendsofchapmansp.org or 301-753-6754.

Gardening workshop, pruning home-landscape trees and shrubs. 10-11:30 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862.

Skate Night, for all ages, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Department. Leonardtown Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Dr. $5; skate rental, $2.50. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1800, or www.co.saint-marys.md.us.

Solomons Island kite day, sponsored by the Autism-Asperger Association. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd. South. Free. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Sunday, April 7

Chesapeake Community Chorus practice, open to new singers; no auditions required. 4-6 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 301-855-7477.

Monday, April 8

Dog obedience classes, offered by St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. Puppy kindergarten, basic, advance and tracking classes available. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-4200, Ext. 1801, for fee and registration information.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” reading program for children in kindergarten through third grade. 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Book discussion, “The Great War and Modern Memory,” by Paul Fussell. 6 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Book discussion group, 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411.

Monday morning movies, 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Historic house tours, guided walks around Point Farm’s house (1933) and gardens. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10513 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501 or www.jefpat.org.

Tuesday, April 9

Cooking program, for ages 8-12. Learn to make healthy food choices through hands-on activities with University of Maryland extension nutrition educator Jane Kostenko. 3:30-4:15 p.m. and 4:15-5 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Local history series, a discussion of “Lighting Up Our Lives: the History of SMECO,” a book by retired Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative vice president Al Gough. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Wednesday, April 10

Mobile career center, Southern Maryland JobSource. 1-4 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Patuxent River Naval Air Station discussion , a presentation by Julia King, associate professor at St. Mary’s College, on the station’s effects on St. Mary’s County. 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Thursday, April 11

“Calvert Conversations,” local-history discussion, 10-11 a.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Basket Bingo, hosted by the rescue squad auxiliary. 5:30 p.m., Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, 22733 Lawrence Ave. $20; extra books, $5; special book of four games, $4. 301-536-0619.

Gardening program, the best conditions for growing vegetables. 7-8:30 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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