Thursday, Nov. 1

“Retire Gracefully” series, Lyn Striegel on investments and preparation for retirement. 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: “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) to ship to troops overseas. A glowing electric toothbrush is included. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Lasher, Harriman office, 3500 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. 301-645-4434 or www.waldorfsmiles.com.

Hospice care home tours, program information and tours of the six-bedroom Burnett Calvert Hospice House. For an appointment, call 410-535-0892, Ext. 4002.

Friday, Nov. 2

Speaker series at Sotterley Plantation, “American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies,” 7 p.m., 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. Free. 301-373-2280.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Household hazardous waste drop-off, sponsored by the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works. For a list of acceptable items, go to www.co.saint-marys.md.us/dpw. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Andrews landfill, 44825 St. Andrews Church Rd., California. Free. 301-863-8400.

“Step by Step” 5K fun run/walk, sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse in honor of Mike Blackwell. Proceeds benefit prevention programs. 9 a.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. $30. 410-535-3733.

Apple Dumpling and Craft Fair, hosted by the Good Shepherd United Methodist women. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 305 E. Smallwood Dr., Waldorf. Free. 301-934-3635.

Asbury-Solomons sale, books and new and gently used clothing and accessories for sale to benefit the benevolent care fund. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Asbury-Solomons Island, 11100 Asbury Circle. Free. 410-394-3483.

Craft fair, sponsored by the Richard R. Clark Senior Center council. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the senior center, 1210 Charles St., LaPlata. 301-934-5423.

Household hazardous waste collection, sponsored by the Charles County Department of Public Works. For information on acceptable items, see the brochure at www.charlescounty.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
St. Andrew’s Landfill (just west of the intersection of routes 4 and 235), California. Free to county residents. 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778.

Fall bazaar, lunch, bake sale and vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 7 Potomac Ave., Indian Head. 301-743-2366.

Veterans home open house, tours of the facility and information on nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, rehabilitative services and respite services. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd. Free. 301-884-8171.

Sandwich sale, sliced beef, pork loin and minced beef sandwiches. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, American Legion Post 221, 21690 Colton Point Rd., Avenue. $5 each. 301-769-4569 or www.alpost221.webs.com.

Turkey dinner, with all the trimmings. 3-7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Rd., Huntingtown. $14; ages 5-12, $7. 410-535-3177.

Ham and oyster dinner, takeout available. 4-7 p.m., Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, 5400 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Adults, $18; children, 7-12, $7. 410-586-1716.

Dinner and dance, a bull and oyster roast, followed by dancing to the Country Memories Band. Proceeds benefit the Prince Frederick rescue squad. 4:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, 755 S. Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. $35; dance only, $15. 410-535-9836.

Basket and Bags super bingo, to benefit the St. Mary’s County community mediation center. 5 p.m., Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California. $25. 301-475-9118 or swww.st.marys.mediation@gmail.com.

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.

Household hazardous waste drop-off, offered by the Charles County Department of Public Works. 9 a.m.-
3 p.m., 10430 Audie Lane, La Plata. Free. 301-932-3599.

Sunday, Nov. 4

St. Mary’s Ryken High School open house, for prospective students and parents. Noon-3 p.m., 22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown. 301-373-4183 or www.smrhs.org.

Book sale, hosted by Friends of the Library. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. 301-475-2846.

Monday, Nov. 5

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.

Middle-schoolers skate night, for students at Mattawoman, Matthew Henson, General Smallwood and Theodore Davis middle schools, sponsored by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. 6-8:30 p.m., Waldorf Skating Rink, Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. Free. 301-932-3080.

Book discussion,The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot. 7 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

TUESDAY, NOV. 6

“Savings With Coupons,” workshop led by local expert Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor, creator of the Web site www.thegirllovescoupons.com. 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Antique Arts Association monthly meeting, with a presentation on “Hats Through the Years.” Everyone is welcome. 9:30 a.m., Charles County Department of Social Services, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. Free. 301-934-2146.

Little Explorers Museum event, for children 5 and younger, “Merry Mice” includes a story, craft and a visit to one of the sites at the museum. 10-11 a.m., Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. $4. 240-895-4990 or info@stmaryscity.org.

Film and discussion, a screening of the historical drama based on John Boyne’s novel, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” set in Berlin in 1942, followed by light refreshments. 6 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Southern Maryland Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free. 240-765-5192

Thursday, Nov. 8

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

“Savings With Coupons,” workshop led by local expert Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor, creator o creator of the Web site www.thegirllovescoupons.com. 6:30 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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