Wednesday, May 8
The Bereaved Parents of the USA, St. Mary’s chapter, will meet on second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Town Creek Professional Center, located at 22776 Three Notch Road Suite, #202, in Lexington Park. BPUSA is a self help group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child, brother, sister or grandchild at any age and from any cause. For more, call 240-895-0129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the rescue squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. Anyone wishing to become a member of the auxiliary is encouraged to attend. For more, call 301-373-3131.
American Legion Post 255 SAL meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Lookout Road in Ridge.
Look Good, Feel Better will be offered on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Care and Infusion Services at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital partners with the National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society to offer this free program for cancer patients that is designed to help female patients improve their appearance and self-image by learning beauty techniques to overcome side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Call 240-434-7247 to register.
The Chesapeake Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. This month’s meeting will feature an open house with inspirational guest speaker Jennifer Foxworthy. For more information, visit http://7218.toastmastersclubs.org.
The Toastmasters, a communication forum for people to improve communication and leadership skills, is held on second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. For more, email Loretta Graham at email@example.com.
Loaves Of Love Food Ministry and Pantry at Real Life Wesleyan Church at 27399 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville offers bread, bagels and sweet treats to those in need on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., when the pantry is also open, except on the second Wednesday of each month when fresh produce is distributed. Fresh produce distribution is also on second Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. In addition, the pantry is open Sundays 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 240-249-6098 or visit www.RealLife.us.
A beginner Irish set dance class is held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in Morganza. Call 240-256-0157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo will be played on Wednesdays at Little Flower School in Great Mills. Doors open at 6 p.m. and early birds start at 6:45 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more, email LFSbingo@gmail.com.
The Leonardtown chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 327, meets Wednesdays in the Garvey senior center in Leonardtown. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Fran at 301-994-0529.
The Great Mills chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 158, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 20804 Rosslare Court in Lexington Park. For more information, call Carol Ann Coombs at 301-862-1339.
A club for breast-feeding moms is held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Health Connections in Leonardtown. Call 301-997-6505.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Callaway.
A women-only Alcoholics Anonymous group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church on Great Mills Road.
A women’s step study Alcoholics Anonymous group meets every Wednesday at noon at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road.
Thursday, May 9
Leonardtown Rotary Club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday mornings in the dining room at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Visit www.leonardtownrotary.org.
Bingo will be played Thursdays at the Knights of St. Jerome’s hall in Dameron. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., early bird games begin at 7 p.m. There will be food for sale. For more information, call 301-872-4566.
The Southern Maryland Sound Barbershop Chorus rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of The Ascension in Lexington Park. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-904-9591.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings, support for food addiction, are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Church of Christ on St. Andrew’s Church Road in California. Call Angel at 443-497-5810.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Thursdays at Real Life Church in Mechanicsville. People who have had weight-loss surgery are also welcome. Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:25 p.m., followed by a meeting from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Call Debbie at 301-481-5061.
The Wildewood Chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Thursdays at the Wildewood Community Center, No. 1. Weigh-in starts at 9 a.m., followed by a meeting at 9:50 a.m. Call Linda at 301-475-8305.
Family and Friends meetings, support meetings for those who love someone struggling with addiction, are held by Walden on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Beacon of Hope of Walden in Millison Plaza and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Cove of Walden in California. For more, contact Laura Webb at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or email@example.com.
Celebrate Recovery will be held on Thursday at Hughesville Baptist Church, located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road. Light snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and meetings will start at 7 p.m. This group is a Christ-based ministry that helps people deal with their hurts, habits and hang ups in a safe and confidential environment. For more, call 301-274-3672 or 240-254-2765 or visit www.hughesvillebaptist.com.
Al-anon meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Church in California.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road and at 7:30 p.m. at King/Queen Hall at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville.
Friday, May 10
The musical “A Night on Broadway: Sight, Sound and Song,” will be presented by The Newtowne Players on May 10 to 19. Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. Songs include hits from “Aladdin,” “Beautiful,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Frozen,” “Hamilton” and “They’re Playing Our Song.” Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military; and $13 for children age 12 and younger. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org or by calling 301-737-5447.
A used clothing drive will be held on Friday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the upper level parking lot of the Hollywood firehouse. Money raised will support The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County scholarship fund. Items accepted include clothing, shoes, accessories such as handbags and hats, and household items such as blankets and towels. Toys, stuffed animals and bicycles are also accepted. Items should be put into tightly tied large plastic bags. Donations are tax deductible. For more, contact Betty Currie at 301-373-4816 or Carole Romary at 301-863-6969.
The annual midshipmen recognition luncheon sponsored by the Greater Southern Maryland Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association will be on Friday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the River’s Edge Club, NAS Patuxent River. Graduates from Southern Maryland and candidates for the Class of 2023 will be recognized. There is no cost for midshipmen. The cost for alumni, guests, family members and friends is $20 at the door. For more, visit www.navyalumni.org or contact Rick Snyder at Richard.L.Snyder@saic.com or 301-475-0124 or 240-298-2279.
A meatloaf dinner will be held on Friday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hughesville American Legion. Cost is $10. For more, call 301-274-3522.
Park Place Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at noon at the Church of The Ascension on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park to enhance personal leadership and communication skills. For more, visit www.Toastmasters.org.
Helping Hands food pantry is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28291 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, located in the old church hall next door to Immaculate Conception Church. For more, call 301-247-2785.
Bingo is held each Friday at the Father Andrew White School gymnasium in Leonardtown. On May 10, there will be goodie bags for all moms and special bingo baskets as door prizes in celebration of Mother’s Day. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #1470, doors open at 5:30 and games start at 6:55 p.m. For more, call 240-434-5531.
Obesity prevention support classes are offered free on Fridays from 8 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance Studio Twelve Twelve, located at 23476 Three Notch Road in California. This is a lifestyle education program and freestyle dance is demonstrated for daily exercise. Visit www.DanceStudio1212.com/wellness.htm for more.
Overeaters Anonymous meets on Fridays at 9 a.m. at Christ Church on Broome’s Island Road in Port Republic. For more, call Debbie Stockton at 301-642-0146.
Celebrate Recovery, a free Christian-based 12-step program for adults 18 and up struggling with any hurt, hangup or habit, meets Fridays at Our Father’s House Assembly of God Church in California. A large group lesson will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and gender-specific small groups from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. are followed by refreshments. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Fridays at 7:07 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington Park and at 9:30 p.m. at the Beacon of Hope, located at 21681 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonardtown.
Al-Anon meets Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at Beacon of Hope in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park.
Saturday, May 11
A spring concert by the Encore Chorale of Southern Maryland will be on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at the Patuxent Presbyterian Church on Route 4 in California. The program will feature Gershwin songs, a medley of songs from “The Music Man” and more. The concert is free and open to the public.
A federal employees benefits expo will be held at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be an early bird seminar about social security benefits starting at 11 a.m. For more information about this free expo, call Geneva Leon at 301-884-5112 or visit www.narfe.org/site/chapter969.
The fourth annual Sotterley 5K Trail Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, May 11. Runners’ check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $40, or $35 in advance by May 8. Cost for those age 6 to 18 is $10, and children under 6 are free. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Hollywood/HistoricSotterleys5K.
The Hollywood Oyster and Seafood Festival will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood. This 21-and-older, rain-or-shine event will feature Maryland breweries, wineries and distilleries, along with live music, artisans and food celebrating all things Maryland. Cost is $25 at the gate, or $45 for VIP tickets and free for designated drivers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://clusterandvineevents.com/event/hollywood-oyster-seafood-festival/.
The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at noon featuring The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and children younger than 12 are free. To get tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4043274. For more information, go to www.hvrs.org/content/bluegrass or call 301-737-3004.
A free public seminar, “The Art and Science of Climate Change on the Coasts,” will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons. For more information about this free event, visit www.umces.edu/events/art-and-science-climate-change-coasts. Preregistration is required at http://bit.ly/2UGXVyl.
A community day of fasting and Iftar will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Southern Maryland Islamic Center inPrince Frederick. Sponsored by the Calvert Interfaith Council, Daughters of Abraham and Southern MD Islamic Center, all are invited to join Muslims for one day of fasting during Ramadan, followed by a community Iftar and potluck from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more, email email@example.com.
The Cruisin Into Spring Car Show will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Entry fee for vehicles is $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Benefits students in SkillsUSA. For more, visit http://schools.smcps.org/tech or call Mary Thompson at 301-475-0242, ext. 28220.
A contra dance sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will be held on Saturday, May 11, at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico. A beginners dance workshop starts at 7 p.m., and the dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 or $6 for members (children under 17 are free). There will be an ice cream social during intermission. For more, visit www.smtmd.org.
A vegetable plant sale will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at the school in Leonardtown. Sale benefits the Forrest center’s CASE agriculture program. For more information, contact Jessica Staelens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-475-0242, ext. 28217.
The annual Summerseat Farm plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm in Mechanicsville. Hundreds of perennials, herbs, native plants as well as flowers, trees, vegetable plants will be for sale, and the Master Gardeners will be there to help with gardening questions. Breakfast and lunch will be for sale, and there will be live music by Joe Norris. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.summerseat.org.
A bake and yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at First Friendship Church fellowship hall on Route 5 in Ridge. Sponsored by United Methodist Women to benefit local outreach programs.
A yard sale and plant sale to benefit the 7th District Volunteer Fire Department will be held at the firehouse in Avenue on Saturday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to noon. There will also be community yard sales nearby at Holy Angels Church and the 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad. For more information, call 301-769-2016 or 301-769-4042.
The Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet on Saturday, May 11, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville. A business meeting at 10 a.m. will be followed by painting a Marlene Kruetz project, “Oscar the Ostrich” led by Michelle Pollhein. Guests are always welcome and should contact the group for supply information at www.smdpaint.org or 301-884-2835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail.com.
A sale of miscellaneous quality quilts, fabric, crafting and art works featuring Nancy Thacker’s donations will be held at Asbury Solomons retirement home in Calvert on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call, Peggy Hovermale at 410-394-3360 or Nan Suydam at 410-394-3150.
The Home Grown Farm Market at 21078 Three Notch Road, near the intersection of Hermanville Road south of Lexington Park, is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, visit homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com.
The California Farmers Market, located in the BAE parking lot at 22810 Three Notch Road, near the intersection with Town Creek Drive, is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, meats, hard cider, beer, baked goods, plants and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CaliforniaBAEFarmersMarket.
The North County Farmers Market is open in May on Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from June through August the market’s hours will extend to 6 p.m. The market is located on New Market Road, next to the Charlotte Hall library. For more, visit www.visitstmarysmd.com/food-drink/farm-markets.
Bingo is hosted by Mother Catherine Spalding Academy in Helen every Saturday at the school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early-bird bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. For more, call 301-884-3165.
Angel Wings & Things thrift store is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the former convent next to St. Michael’s School and church in Ridge. Donations are accepted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the school. For more, call Marti at 301-872-5454.
St. Andrew’s Thrift Store, located at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Bible study will be held Saturday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. with the St. John’s Catholic Church Men’s Group to discuss Sunday’s readings. Doors open at the church in Hollywood with light breakfast and coffee at 6:30 a.m. Contact Dan Seep at 757-291-0262.
Animal Adoption Days are held by the Animal Relief Fund from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Well Pet Clinic in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park. Call 301-866-0303.
Feral Cat Rescue is at Petco in California on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with adoptable cats and kittens. Visit www.feralcatrescue.com for pictures and bios. Gifts of cat food and litter will be accepted. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email email@example.com.
Emotions Anonymous 12-step meetings are held Saturdays at 5 p.m. at Beacon of Hope Recovery and Wellness Center of Walden at 21800 N. Shangri-La Drive in Millison Plaza. For more information, contact Laura at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emotionsanonymous.org.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Saturdays at noon at Beacon of Hope, located at 21681 Great Mills Lane in Lexington Park, and at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul’s campus, in Leonardtown.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. on Saturdays at First Saints Community Church in Leonardtown.
Sunday, May 12
A youth fishing rodeo sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be held at St. Mary’s River State Park on Sunday, May 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 15. For more information or to sign up, call Will James at 301-872-5688.
Historic Sotterley will host Mother’s Day event on Sunday, May 12, featuring half-price tours at noon and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. For more, call 301-373-2280 visit www.sotterley.org.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Second District firehouse in Valley Lee on Sunday, May 12, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more, call 301-994-9999.
A Mother’s Day all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad building. Cost is $12. For more, contact Jessica Alexandria at email@example.com or 815-566-7562.
Bingo is hosted by St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood on Sundays to benefit St. John’s School in the Monsignor Harris Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. Dinner and other refreshments will be available. Call 301-373-2281.
The Conversation Starters, a coalition hosting a weekly dialogue on race in the community, will meet on Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-718-8282.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the All Faith Episcopal Church, located at 38885 New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville, and at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, located at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Sundays at 4 p.m. at Good Samaritan Church in Great Mills.
Monday, May 13
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-02 meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department at 13150 H.G. Trueman Road. The public is welcome to attend. For more, email Doug Yeckley at email@example.com.
The Southern Maryland Corvette Club meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the town commissioner offices in Leonardtown. One does not have to own a Corvette to become a member. Visit www.southernmarylandcorvetteclub.com.
St. Mary’s Bosom Pals, a breast cancer support group, holds educational meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at various restaurants. Call Marcia Shapiro at 301-475-6760.
Toastmasters Talk of the Town meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 11:45 a.m. at the Lexington Park library. Learn how to become a better speaker and presenter. For more, contact Jennifer Foxworthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-449-2173 or visit http://club9410.easy-speak.org.
The Bread of Life food pantry is open every Monday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark UAME Church, located at 45685 Happyland Road in Valley Lee. For more information, call 301-994-2090.
The Lexington Park Rotary Club meets Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. at Elements Eatery and Mixology in Lexington Park. Those interested in membership can call Dan Parker, area governor, at 301-904-1743.
CABS (Companions and Buddies for Singles), an adult social group of friends, meets every Monday, except on holidays, at 6 p.m. at the Garvey center in Leonardtown. Dues are $15 per year, first four visits are free. For more, visit CABSorg.WixSite.com/CABS or call 240-794-8033.
The Ridge chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Mondays at 5:45 p.m. at First Friendship United Methodist Church in Ridge. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road. Call 800-425-2666.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church, located at 44078 St. Andrews Church Road in California.
Tuesday, May 14
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the 5 South Event Center, located at 21030 Point Lookout Road in Callaway. Law enforcement officers of the year will be honored. Sponsored by the St. Mary’s commissioners, the county’s department of aging and human services, and the Triad/SALT Council.The community is invited to stay for lunch, free of charge, following the ceremony. For more, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 71073, or at email@example.com.
The Fifth District Homemakers meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall. Call 301-884-7071.
The COSMIC Flute Choir meets Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Some proficiency is required. For more information, call Linda at 301-994-9688.
The Southern Maryland Concert Band rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Thomas Stone High School band room in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-884-5848.
Sea Scout Ship 548 and the Girl Scout Mariners meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Small Craft Guild at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. Youth and adults interested in sailing and water activities are invited. Call Doug at 410-326-4291 or visit www.seascoutship548.com.
Bingo is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 255 in Ridge. Doors open at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call after 6 p.m. at 301-872-5349.
Emotions Anonymous will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Hall, located at 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville.
The California chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Tuesdays at Maximum Gym in California. Weigh-in is from 7 to 7:15 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 184, meets every Tuesday at the former Hollywood Elementary School building on Mervell Dean Road. Weigh-in is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting and group therapy. For more information, call Linda Faulstich at 301-994-3142.
A Southern Maryland Nar-Anon family group meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southern Community Center in Lusby. The group offers a recovery program for those affected by a friend’s or family member’s drug addiction. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul’s campus, classroom 8, located at 25550 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, and at 8:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.