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Three Sixty Band The Three Sixty Band will perform from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10 as part of the town of La Plata Summer Concert series. The weekly concerts take place on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Concessions are available from the town’s food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. Call 301-934-8421 or go to www.townoflaplata.org.
‘Annie’ -- In the family friendly musical “Annie,” young orphan Annie finds herself having multiple adventures in her quest to find a family. The Newtowne Players will perform Annie Thursdays through Sundaysthrough Aug. 12. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children and $15 for students, senior citizens and the military. Thursday shows are $13 general admission. Light refreshments and beverages are also available for purchase at the theatre, including treats from Rita’s Italian Ice at select performances. Call 301-737-5447 or go to www.newtowneplayers.org.
Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home Poker Run -- 11 Aug 12 The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club is sponsoring a poker run for the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall. Signup is from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Due to budget cuts all the little personal items (socks, T-shirts, toothpaste, etc) have been cut out for the soldiers and with no one to sponsor them they go without. U.S. Military Vets MC is putting up $1,000 in prize money for a poker run to help. The entry fee is $25. Every single cent donated will go to help the veterans in the form of much-needed items from a wish list the staff provides to make sure they get what they need. Open to everyone and all vehicles. Go to www.usmvmcsmd.org.
Sidewalk Chalkathon -- Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center has announced that the garden will close at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 for a private event. Guests planning a visit to Annmarie on Aug. 11, including those interested in participating in the Chalk-a-thon, will need to adjust their plans. Call 410-326-4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Squirrel Wars Got a squirrel terrorizing your bird feeder? Dee’s Wild Bird Lovers, 2214 Crain Highway, Waldorf is hosting “Squirrel Wars” from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12. As well as learning more about the squirrels that inhabit Southern Maryland, this talk will cover several defense strategies for deterring squirrels from raiding your bird feeders. The public is invited, and the presentation is free. R.S.V.P. as space is limited. Call 301-645-9453 or 301-843-2994 and give a preference for either Saturday or Sunday.
‘American Brutus’ -- Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, will host Michael Kauffman, author of “American Brutus,” who will present the story of John Wilkes Booth and his associates 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. A discussion of their motives will provide additional illumination to several exhibit themes. Call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Chesapeake Community Chorus seeks singers -- The Chesapeake Community Chorus is a volunteer group of over 30 singers starting its 10th season giving concerts for the benefit of charities in mostly Calvert County. Concerts have raised over $52,000 for charities in Calvert County. The group is always interested in adding new singers to the chorus. There are no auditions required, just the love and enjoyment of singing four-part (or more) music. The chorus meets about every two weeks, holidays excluded, to learn the music for concerts. Practices move from location to location in Calvert County as there are members in all parts of the county. Practice time is from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12, 2012 at Asbury Retirement Community Club House, 11100 Asbury Court, Solomons.
Deanna Dove at St. Charles -- The St. Charles Companies welcomes native Southern Marylander Deanna Dove to the St. Charles lakefront stage 7 p.m. Aug. 10 as part of the free Sunset Concert Festival series. Dove has established a reputation as a powerful, earthy singer, a multi-talented musician and guitarist and distinctive songwriter. She's earned a loyal audience for her ability to craft songs that include elements of rock, pop, blues, alt-country and gospel into a distinctly individual style that has earned her the accolade of “musical Nirvana.” Along with the concert, residents and visitors from Waldorf and Southern Maryland can enjoy the St. Charles Farmers Market from 4-7:30 p.m. with produce, flowers, desserts, baked goods, honey and handcrafted soaps and can dine on chicken sandwiches, salads, wraps, sides and drinks from Chick-fil-A®.
Concerts are held at 10440 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Call 301-653-4531 or email
Friendship House Lecture A discussion on foodways of the late 17th and early 18th century will be held 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-104, 8730 Mitchell Road. Historian Mary Farrar discusses the general foodways, addressing recipes, methods of cooking, animals 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. Free. Call 301-934-7606, or email ARichmond@csmd.edu.
Live Classic Oldies -- Miss Motley’s Cafe in the Bel Alton High School CDC, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton will host the Mezmerize Band from 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 10. Cost for adults only is $10. A cash bar and sandwich and dinners are available. Call 301-392-9794 or www.belaltonalumnicdc.org.