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First Friday in Leonardtown Experience Leonardtown on the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. Visit historic Leonardtown square and the new Leonardtown Arts Center as well as Breton Marketplace, Shoppes at Breton Bay, the Maryland Antiques Center complex, Port of Leonardtown Winery and others host an evening of entertainment where people gather to enjoy art, music and food. Hear live bands, enjoy restaurants, meet local artists and browse through unique shops. Go to or call 301-475-9791.

Roland L. Keech Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament Sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, the Roland L. Keech Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at White Plains Regional Golf Course from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5. Registration at 8 a.m.; tournament commences at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per player and sponsorships are $50 each. Proceeds are applied to the general fund. Prizes will be awarded during the tournament for the longest drive (men and women) and closest to the pin. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be awarded following the tournament. Refreshments will be provided before, during and after the tournament. Call 301-645-5000.

‘Steel Magnolias’ Centered around a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small town beauty parlor, “Steel Magnolias” is alternately hilarious and touching -- and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness that underlies the antic banter of its characters. The Newtowne Players will perform Steel Magnolias Oct. 5-7. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. Performances are held at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, senior citizens and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Light refreshments and beverages are also available for purchase at the theatre. The theater is asking for donations of wrapped candy to support its participation in Annmarie Garden’s Halloween in the Garden Oct. 27. Bins will be provided in the lobby during the run of Steel Magnolias. Call 301-737-5447 or visit go to

Blessing of the Animals A Blessing of the Animals will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Bring your dogs, cats and other small pets for a blessing. Call 301-645-5000.

Intro to stained glass Learn the fundamentals behind stained glass art and explore the copper foil technique at Intro to Stained Glass at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6. Learn to cut, shape and grind glass as well as foiling and soldering techniques to make a small sun-catcher. The cost for members is $40 and $45 for nonmembers. All materials are provided. Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640 or go to

Vendor Show at Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, 43256 Rescue Lane, Hollywood, will host a vendor show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6. Come do some early Christmas shopping. Participating consultants include: Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, So Many Monograms, Longaberger, Cookie Lee, Lia Sophia, Arbonne, Tupperware, Party Lite, Scentsy, Avon, Miche, 31, Dove Chocolate, Perfectly Posh, Silpada Designs, Valada, Making Scents by Deena, Dips, Jenna Jewelry, Schwans, Pink Zebra, Ditty Bug, Damsels in Defense and Discovery Toys. Food and beverages will be sold. The event event benefits the Hollywood Rescue Squad Auxiliary. Call 240-577-3552 or email

Summerseat open house Summerseat Farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville will host an open house at the historic site from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6. See the region’s only publicly accessible herd of American Buffalo. Feed heritage farm animals. Tour the manor house -- site of Ghost Hunters season seven episode “Ghostly Evidence.” Enjoy hay rides, a trail walk, special children’s activities including a petting zoo and scavenger hunt. Musician David Norris will perform in the gazebo. Refreshments available. The cost is a $5 donation per adult. Children 12 and younger enter free. Call 301-373-6607 or email

Feel the History 5K Race/Walk Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland will host the second annual Feel the History 5K Race/Walk from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7. Pre-registration is suggested. This is a dog-friendly event. All proceeds benefit the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society. Additional details available at

Calvert Skate Jam Southern Maryland College Access Network and Aggro’ Joes Skate Shop in Prince Frederick are hosting a Calvert Skate Jam fundraiser at the newly remodeled Dunkirk Skate Park at 11 a.m. Oct. 7. This is a skateboarding competition for all the youth in the county who enjoy skateboarding. Listen to music performed by three local bands. Prizes, product raffles and food will be offered. Proceeds will benefit SoMD College Access Network, a non-profit organization that educates local middle and high school students and their parents and guardians about applying to and financing a higher education. Call 410-474-0742 or go to Sponsorships are greatly appreciated.

Bark in the Park Bark in the Park features doggie games, contests, prizes, demos, agility, obstacle course, food and shopping, movie and beer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Charles County. Rain or shine. Go to

Steak and shrimp night American Legion Post 82 will hold a steak and shrimp night 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost is $13 for steak or shrimp or $16 for a combination. Call 301-934-8221.

Stone Pleasure Miss Motley’s Café at the Bel Alton High School Community Development Center will host Stone Pleasure 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 5 at 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Cover charge is $10. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call 301-392-9794 or go to

Oktoberfest Alice Ferguson Foundation will hold Oktoberfest 1-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Education Center, 2301 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Music by Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattlers, German food and beer, hay rides and auction. Admission is $10 and free for kids younger than 7. Go to or call 301-292-5665.

Slowpokes Miss Motley’s Café at the Bel Alton High School Community Development Center will host Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 6 at 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Cover charge is $10. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call 301-392-9794 or go to

Civil War roundtable Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the La Plata campus of College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road. Matthew Borowick will present "The Court Martial of Fitz John Porte." The roundtable is open to anyone interested in the Civil War. Annual membership dues are $30. Email or or call 301-934-7625.