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Wednesday, June 20Branches Band, a Milwaukee-based Christian band, will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, hosted by Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 9463 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. Call 410-231-2075 for more information or directions, or go to www.branchesband.com.
A fundraiser for Lillian Grace Smith will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Roy Rogers in Solomons. Baby Lily has a rare, degenerative genetic disorder called Krabbe disease. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will go to the “Lillian Grace Smith Fund,” c/o PNC Bank, P.O. Box 633, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
The Southern Maryland Resource Conservation & Development Board will hold its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at the Southern Maryland RC&D Office, 26737 Radio Station Way, Suite D, Leonardtown. The RC&D is a nonprofit organization that carries out community development and conservation projects in Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel counties. Go to www.somdrcd.org for more information about RC&D. Those who wish to attend should call 301-475-8427, ext. 6.
The Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland (HRASM) will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 20, at Smartronix, 44150 Smartronix Way, Hollywood. Laurell Aiton, vice president of human resources and corporate relations for Smartronix Inc., will facilitate the meeting and present detailed results and analysis of the HRASM-sponsored benefits survey. The survey focuses on HRASM member organizations and includes areas such as health and wellness programs, retirement plans, paid time off, flexible scheduling, work-life benefits, volunteer service and employee appreciation. Key findings from Mercer’s National Survey of Employer Sponsored Health Plans also will be presented.
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in human resources issues. The cost is $23 for members and $28 for non-members, which includes both continental breakfast and lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 21
As part of its Archaeology Speaker Series, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will present Maryland’s History “By the Object” at 7 p.m. at The Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Art Candenquist, Civil War scholar in the persona of Capt. Thomas R. Sharp, will provide insight into the importance of the first military railroad to the Confederacy during the early years of the Civil War.
The Calvert County Historical Society’s June Third-Thursday Brown Bag Lunch program will feature local author Cristina Bryan, who will discuss her controversial new novella, “David E. Herold His True Confession.” Did John Wilkes Booth really die in a burning barn in Virginia, or was there a cover-up? Join the discussion at noon, June 21, at Linden, 70 Church Street in Prince Frederick. Bring a lunch, questions and friends. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 410-535-2452, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The eighth annual Caitlin Classic, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Calvert County and Caitlin Merie Hurrey Scholarship Fund, will be Thursday, June 21, at Twin Shields Golf Club in Dunkirk. The event is sponsored by Isaac’s Restaurant and the Solomons Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina, and Doug Hill from WJLA ABC 7 will be this year’s master of ceremonies. Registration and putting contest begins at 7 a.m. and tee time will begin at 8:30. Tournament fees include golf, cart, prizes and awards barbecue and are $150 per person, $450 per foursome. Golf club rentals are $25.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host Sea Squirts: Giggly, Wiggly, Jellyfish, a free drop-in program for toddlers 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
The SuperMagicMan’s Big Illusion, starring Reggie Rice, D.C.’s two-time Comedy Magician of the Year at 7 p.m. in the Calvert Marine Museum auditorium. This family show is a high-energy magic production that is filled with fantastic illusions, dancing and comedy. Admission is $4 per person at the door.
Friday, June 22The Calvert Marine Museum will present public sails aboard Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware, departing from Waterman’s Wharf in Solomons, June 22 through 24. For information and tickets, call Kalmar Nyckel toll free at 866-659-7447 or go to www.kalmarnyckel.org. Free public dockside tours will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, June 23
First Lutheran Church in Huntingtown is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the intersection of Route 2/4 (southbound). All proceeds will go toward the expenses of youth attending the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio in 2013.
The ninth biennial reunion of William Sampson Brooks High School All Classes Banquet will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 23, at the Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Prince Frederick. Come and enjoy a good time with former classmates and teachers. Renew old acquaintances, collect new email addresses and catch up on all the news. A buffet meal will be served at 8 p.m. There will be opportunities to win door prizes and PJ the DJ will provide music for listening and dancing.
Tickets are $50 per person, are necessary for admission and must be purchased in advance. No money will be collected at the door. For more information/tickets, call 410-286-7113 or 410-535-0346.
Eartha Handmade Tile and Main Street Gallery will host an open studio and art show from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at 486 Main St., Prince Frederick. Parran Collery, Sue Stockman and Mandy Baker are joining together to create an afternoon of frivolity and pleasure when Main Street presents “A Tete-a-Tete Fete.” All are invited to join the fun and explore a display of Parran’s tiles and mosaics, Sue’s jewelry and mosaics and Mandy’s tiles and clay vases. Both the tile studio out back and what used to be Main Street’s gallery space will be open during the event. Bring friends, talk with the artists and sip sangria while viewing the art.
Calvert Library is calling all great Smash Bros. Brawl talent for a National Wii Tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Calvert Library will face off with other libraries across the country for SMASH 6, an online gaming tournament started by Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan. The first 20 competitors to sign in Saturday morning will compete for Calvert Library. Doors open at 9 a.m. Register now through the Calvert Library website, or by calling 410-535-0291. Attendees must be 13 or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian who must give permission to participate. There will be plenty of other brawling going on besides the tournament so everyone will have the opportunity to play.
The rules are available on the library website at calvert.lib.md.us. Participants may bring their own controllers if they like, and costumes are welcome. This tournament is sponsored by Friends of Calvert Library. For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Watercolor program (adults only) from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Come uncover the mystery of successfully pouring watercolors to create layers of transparent light and color. Masking, pouring and mingling colors will yield mysterious images and create beautiful works of art. Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640.
Waters Memorial United Methodist Men will hold a barbecue and yard sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at 5400 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Beef, chicken and pork barbecue platters are $15 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under eat free. Sandwiches will be available for $8. Carryouts are also available. In addition, there will be a bake sale and homemade crafts. The yard sale begins at 7 a.m. in the pavilion and table space will be available for $10 per space. For more information, contact the church office at 410-586-1716.
The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society presents “Steal Away — An Evening of Spirituals” at 7:30 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Advance ticket purchases can be made online at www.chesapeakechoral.com or by calling Carol at 301-642-0594. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors (60+), military/dependents with ID and youth (high school and below).
Sunday, June 24Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Sea Glass Jewelry program (adults only) from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Learn simple stringing and finishing techniques incorporating local beach sea glass, shells and beads to create a summer bracelet or necklace. Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640.
The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society presents “Steal Away — An Evening of Spirituals” at 3:30 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Advance ticket purchases can be made online at www.chesapeakechoral.com or by calling Carol at 301-642-0594. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors (60+), military/dependents with ID and youth (high school and below).
Monday, June 25The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce will host its 16th annual Golf Classic at the Old South Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the shotgun start is 9 a.m. and an awards luncheon will be held at 2:30 p.m. The golf package is $795 or $250 per player. Old South Package is $1,250 and Pro Package is $1,000. Registration includes green fees and cart, breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks on the course. For more information about the event and package options, call 410-535-2577.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Creative Sculpture Investigation for kids entering grades 4 through 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 through June 29. Kids are invited to roll up their sleeves, experiment with tools and create in the clay studio. Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640.
Tuesday, June 26Beach Elementary is hosting Community Chess Nights again this summer at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach. Players of all skill levels and all ages are invited to come and play from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. The Beach Bishops chess club will provide the chess sets and free snacks. For more information, contact Mike Shisler, Beach principal, at 410-257-1512 or at email@example.com.
Join the Public Relations Individuals of Southern Maryland (PRISM) at a lunch presentation to be held at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Tuesday, June 26. Lunch and the presentation begin at 11:30 a.m. Jonathan Benya, blogger and Realtor, will discuss insider tips about how his blog, SoMDexpert.com, helped him to improve his business without leaving the laptop. The event is $15 for members and $18 for non-members and includes the cost of the presentation and a boxed lunch provided by The Laughing Pickle. Participants are also invited to tour the archeology lab at JPPM following the lunch presentation. To attend the event, reply to Andrea Somers-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register and pay for the tour, go to prismonline.info.
The Davidsonville Dance Club will hold lessons for eight weeks starting Tuesday, June 26. Basic I Argentine Tango will be taught at 6:30 p.m. and Basic II Bossa Nova will be taught at 7:45, both by a professional instructor. Variations and routines will be offered for experienced dancers looking for variety. The classes are for couples only. Cost is $60 plus a $10 membership fee for 2012. For more information, call 301-262-0347.
Wednesday, June 27
The Davidsonville Dance Club will hold lessons for eight weeks starting Wednesday, June 27. Basic I Country Two-Step will be taught at 7 p.m. and Basic II Rumba will be taught at 8 p.m., both by a professional instructor. No partner is required. Cost is $60 plus a $10 membership fee for 2012. For more information, call 301-809-0288.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert County chapter, will meet at noon at the Dunkirk Park, shelter 4. Meet and greet fellow federal employees and neighbors and enjoy a summertime meal of chicken or barbecue. This is a joint affair with the Bay Area Chapter. Members, non-members, current federal employees and guests are welcome. Bring a salad, side dish, veggie or dessert to share.
For NARFE membership information and application, call 410-586-1441.
The Maryland Transit Administration will hold a regional meeting regarding the application process for requesting financial assistance for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 through the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5316 (Job Access and Reverse Commute — JARC) and Section 5317 (New Freedom) programs. The Southern Maryland meeting will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 27, at the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative auditorium, 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville.
Thursday, June 28
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Maryland chapter will host a family support group for loved ones of persons with mental illness from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Prince Frederick. Groups are led by trained family members who are also supporting a loved one’s recovery from mental illness. There is no registration or enrollment required. For more information, call NAMI Southern Maryland at 301-737-1988 or go to www.namisomd.org.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host Little Minnows: Strange Creatures of the Bay from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, for children ages 3 to 5. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited; pre-registration is suggested. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
The Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce Kick Off Reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10385 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Business owners, professionals, government organizations and nonprofits are invited to attend. Join the planning committee, members of the Southern Maryland Consortium of African American Community Organizations, to hear information on how to join SMBCC and its benefits. Networking and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Doris J. Cammack Spencer at 410-257-9599 or email email@example.com.
Friday, June 29Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Teen Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 through June 29. Explore a variety of art media and tools not typically found at school. Learn stained glass, torched glass, airbrush, graffiti, potter’s wheel, fashion design and life drawing techniques while creating several small artworks and exploring these fun new processes. Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640.
Saturday, June 30
The Calvert Marine Museum presents a Lighthouse Adventure Cruise of the Northern Bay. Cruise aboard a private charter boat and see five lighthouses. Cost is $130; $120 for members. Register by June 22.
Movies on Main Street’s first movie of the summer, “The Muppets,” will be presented under the stars on a lot across from the County Courthouse in Prince Frederick at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Live music by Hangman's Fair begins at 8 p.m. Burgers, dogs, soda, water and candy are provided. All are welcome to this free event.
Friendship House Lecture: Foodways of the Late 17th and Early 18th Century will be at 2:30 p.m., June 30, at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus, Learning Resource Building, Room LR-102, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Historian Mary Farrar will discuss the general foodways and address recipes, methods of cooking, animal breeds of the period and domestic agriculture and horticulture of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, with a focus on Chesapeake patterns. Guided tours of the Friendship House will be given before and after the lecture. The lecture is free. For more information, call 301-934-7606 or email ARichmond@csmd.edu.