Thursday, Feb. 7

“Code Name 4-5-6” reading program, with hands-on activities, for children in grades 4, 5 and 6. The current theme is “Art in the Fourth Dimension.” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Gardening workshop, “Garden Smarter: Cultivating Healthy Eating,” about the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” for children in kindergarten through third grade, reading-related activities and projects. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free; registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Avoiding Armageddon in Asia,” a program by Bruce Reidel, sponsored by Patuxent Partnership, the Center for the Study of Democracy and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 5:30-6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Hall, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. Free. 240-895-2000.

Evening storytime, 6 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

“A New Look at an Old Road,” a presentation on Mattapany Road, Maryland’s oldest continually used thoroughfare, by Pete Himmelheber. 7 p.m., Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. Free. 240-895-4900.

Friday, Feb. 8

Pot roast dinner, hosted by the Legion auxiliary. 6-8 p.m., American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Hwy., La Plata. $10. 301-934-8221.

Community center fundraiser, wine, food, music and a silent auction to benefit the Community Mediation Center of Calvert. 6:30 p.m., Solomons Island Yacht Club, 14604 Solomons Island Rd. $25. 443-295-7456 or www.calvert-mediation.org.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Antique show, hosted by the La Plata High School band and orchestra. Dozens of dealers from the mid-Atlantic. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Rd. $5. 301-934-1100.

Blue Crabs baseball team forum, presented by Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1) and Blue Crabs general manager Patrick Day. 11 a.m., Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. Free. 301-645-0580 or HuntC@
CharlesCounty.org
.

Historic preservation awards and reception, hosted by the Charles County Historic Preservation Commission, with a keynote address by Ralph Eshelman, former director of the Calvert Marine Museum. 3-5 p.m., Old Waldorf School, 3074 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Charles County Historical Trust. 301-645-0684 or GrothB@
CharlesCounty.org
.

Texas hold ’em tournament, to benefit United Way of Calvert County. Raffle tickets also available. 7 p.m., Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, 14485 Dowell Rd., Solomons. $100 buy-in; spectators, $20. 443-684-2184, www.unitedwaycalvert.org or Clif@yourdigitalsalesman.com.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Baking class, instruction making basic sweet yeast breads, with Chef Tom of Herrington on the Bay. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Herrington on the Bay, Route 261 and West Friendship Road, Friendship. $75. 410-741-
5101 or www.herringtononthebay.
com
.

College financial aid workshop, help with the FAFSA form. Call for an appointment, noon-4 p.m. Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Chesapeake Community Chorus practice, no auditions required. 4-6 p.m., Asbury-Solomons Island, 11100 Asbury Cir., Solomons. 301-855-7477.

Monday, Feb. 11

Digital camera discussion, for adults. 2-4 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free; registration required. 301-884-2211.

Genealogy discussion, guidance in using the Internet and library resources. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188.

Historic house tours, hosted by Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Tours of Point Farm, with stories about the 1933 house and gardens. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10513 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501 or www.jefpat.org.

Book discussion,Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President,” by Candice Millard. 6 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188 or www.stmalib.org.

Book discussion,The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” by Stephen Greenblatt. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Mobile career center, job counseling and résumé help from Southern Maryland JobSource. hosted by Southern Maryland JobSource. 1-4 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846 or www.stmalib.org.

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, all-you-can-eat buffet. 5-7 p.m., Christ Church, 600 Farmington Rd., Accokeek. $9; ages 6-12 $5. www.accokeekchurch.org or 301-292-5633.

Book discussion,Lost Towns of Tidewater Maryland” and “Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: : Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries, 1608-1978,” by Donald Shomette. 7-8:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Civil War roundtable, with a presentation on Abraham Lincoln by Brad Gottfried, president of the College of Southern Maryland. 301-934-7625 or bgottfried@
csmd.edu
. 7 p.m., the college’s La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd. 301-934-7745.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Memoirs group, writing workshop hosted by Elisavietta Ritchie. Take 12 double-spaced copies of a memoir to work on and share. 2-3:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-
1862.

Mobile career center, job counseling and résumé help from Southern Maryland JobSource. 3-7 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-
1862.

Thursday, Feb. 14

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

“My Furry Valentine” pet adoptions, visit the county animal shelter, noon-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Tri-County Animal Shelter, 6707 Animal Shelter Rd., Hughesville. Dogs, $50; cats, $5. 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992 or www.charlescountymd.gov.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” for children in kindergarten through third grade, reading-related activities and projects. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Evening story time, short stories, songs, crafts and more. The current theme is Valentine’s Day. 6:30-
7:15 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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