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Treasures sale at All Saints All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland will hold a treasures sale from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 inside the parish hall. Free admission and free parking. Call 301-855-4865.
Contra dance A contra dance sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance, featuring caller Greg Frock will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2012 at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the dancing begins at 7:30. Contra is a traditional American style of social dance. Beginners are encouraged to arrive early to get some instruction in the various dances. Admission is $8 for non SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). No fancy or outlandish clothing is required. You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. Go to www.smtmd.org.
Monarch Mania Monarch Mania is a festival celebrating the annual fall migration of the monarch butterfly from the United States to the mountains of Mexico from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13. Celebrate on Cobb Island for a day filled with family fun. Scheduled activities include an opening ceremony dedicating this First Annual Monarch Mania to the late Dottie Jenkins, a longtime resident of Cobb Island. Jenkins’ children are flying in from all around the United States to be part of the celebration. Call 301-259-4900.
Community Mediation Center of Calvert fundraiser Party at Friday’s Creek Winery, 3485 Chaneyville Road, Owings for a good cause 2-6 p.m. Oct. 13 rain or shine. An afternoon of wine tastings paired with samples of seafood and other offerings, and music by local artists. Help the Community Mediation Center continue to offer free mediation services to the residents of Calvert. The cost is $30 per person (suggested minimum). Call 443-295-7456 or go to www.calvert-mediation.org.
‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’ The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company announces its cast for the Cause Theatre production of “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” a play by Don Zolidis and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. CSM’s Cause Theatre offers several touring shows per semester, each bringing to light a different social issue, designed to be informative and challenging. “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” presents the issue of ending relationships. Performances are Oct. 12-13 on the Leonardtown campus, Building A, auditorium; Oct. 18-20 on the La Plata campus, Black Box Theatre, Room FA-143, all showing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Email email@example.com or call 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199 or 301-870-2309, ext. 7828.
The Great Pumpkin Festival at La Plata UMC La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, will feature pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for sale from noon-6 p.m. through October. Free special events Oct. 13, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct.31. Call 301-934-2288.
Second annual Barn Party at Leonardtown Fair Grounds Kick off the autumn season with a good old fashioned barn party planned by the Garvey Senior Activity Center. 10 a.m. Oct. 12. Enjoy country music and food in a country setting. Tap your feet while listening to live country music by the Billy Hill Band, twirl your partner around the dance floor, and enjoy a catered pork barbeque meal. Ticket price is $8. Tickets are available for purchase at all senior activity center locations. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1062.
American Indian Heritage Day Experience and discover the knowledge and traditions of America’s first culture at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s American Indian Heritage Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13. There will be people teaching and demonstrating crafts and skills, with fun things to watch and do and learn. JPPM is at 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Call 410-586-8501.
4th Annual 5k Run/Walk For Fun The Friends of Ripple in coordination with the St. Mary’s Adult Medical Day Care Inc. and St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services will host the fourth annual 5K Run/Walk for Fun at 7 a.m. Oct. 13. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The walk will take place at the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship, 45353 Saint George’s Avenue, Piney Point. Proceeds will benefit the St. Mary’s Adult Medical Day Care Inc., a program designed to meet the health care and social needs of adults with physical or cognitive challenges. The entry fee is $ 20 for pre-registered participants and $25 for race day registration. A discount is provided for families who sign up, $35 for a family of three or more (two adults and children younger than 18). All ages and abilities are welcome. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1061.
Fall Faire Join the fun at Christ Church’s Fall Faire 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct.13 at the parish hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico. The church is offering carryout oyster and country ham dinners, Oyster Po’ Boys, fried oyster cups, hot dogs and more from the Christ Church Café. Casual seating available on the parish hall grounds. Visitors can tap their feet to the music of the Folk Salad Trio, Harmony Grit and the Bushmill Band. There will be seasonal gifts in the parish market, flea market finds in the trunks and treasures store and loads of activities for children including moonbounce and face painting. Vendors and crafters are welcome. Go to www.christepiscopalchaptico.org or call 301-884-3451.
Melwood Fall Fest Melwood Recreation Center, 9035 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy will host the third annual Melwood Fall Fest 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 13. It’s a day of family fun, including hay rides, pumpkin carving, pony rides, a climbing wall and more. Admission is free. Some activities require an activity band, which can be purchased at the gate. Activity bands are $5 each or a family four-pack for $15. Concessions and fall plants will also be available for sale. The cake walk is back. The cost is $1 per round, and all proceeds from the cake walk will help more kids come to Camp Accomplish next summer. Go to www.facebook.com/events/327824440647044/.
Point Lookout POW Memorial Service There will be a memorial service to honor the more than 4,000 confederate soldiers who died at the Civil War Prisoner of War camp during the conflict from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13. There will be guest speakers, re-enactors and more. Sponsored by the Captain Vincent Camalier Camp 1359 SCV and The Private Jane Perkins OCR. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Country Dance Come to the country dance at American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 13. If you can’t dance, teachers will be available to give instructions. One-hour lessons commence at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from 8 p.m. until midnight. The cost is $15 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. Call 301-855-6466 or go to www.ALpost206.org
Apple Festival Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, will hold its annual Apple Festival noon-5 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be crafters, live music, bingo, food, desserts, apple and fall products for sale, face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, children’s games and more. In lieu of an entrance fee, Our Lady of the Wayside’s “Works of Mercy” will accept donations or nonperishable food items for the Our Lady of the Wayside's Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry. Email rsbrssll@AOL.COM or call 301-247-1871.
Annual Fall Family Fun Day Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, will celebrate the arrival of fall’s cooler days at the museum from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14. This annual event offers fun, crafts, games and activities. Call 410-257-3892 or go to www.cbrm.org.