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Happy Birthday, snapping turtle The White Snapping Turtle at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp located at 2880 Grays Road in Prince Frederick is turning 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Come to the Nature Center for pizza and birthday cake and learn about native turtles through a personal encounter with live turtle specimens. There is a fee of $5 ($3 for BCNES members) per person. Email or call410-535-5327

Octoberfest dinner American Legion Post 293, 2400 Old Washington Road, Waldorf will host an Octoberfest dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The dinner will feature homemade pork Schnitzel, German potato salad, sweet and sour red cabbage, a roll and butter and German chocolate cake for dessert. The cost is $10. Call 301-932-5071.

War on the Patuxent Join an interpreter in the Calvert Marine Museum Maritime History Hall to learn more about the War of 1812 and how the local waterways played a critical role from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Fifteen minute programs start on the top of every hour from 1-4 p.m. in the Maritime History Hall. Call 410-326-2042 or go to

LPVFD to host open house The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Ave., will host its annual open house from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be refreshments, fire truck rides, fire safety and prevention information and more. Call 301-934-9201.

Wicked Fun Fest Join in on the fun and fright at the “Wicked Fun Fest” from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Middleham Chapel, 10200 HG Trueman Road., Lusby. This event will be held rain or shine. Guided ghost tours, a bonfire, facepainting, children’s games and crafts, family fun hayride, delicious food and drinks, and more. General admission is $5 per person. Concessions are extra. or call 410-449-0111, or email

Super heroes and villains costume workshop Don’t buy that Halloween costume! Get creative and eco-friendly at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 20. Make super heroes and villain costumes out of common household items. All materials are provided. Each student comes away with a mask, cap, power cuffs and a belt. Parents must remain on site during the workshop. Parents are welcome to participate with their child. Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640. For more information, visit

The Great Pumpkin Festival at La Plata UMC La Plata United Methodist Church, Rt. 6 West, La Plata, will host the Great Pumpkin Festival from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for sale during the entire month of October. Free special events. All proceeds to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society. Call 301-934-2288.

Ballroom dance and costume party Don’t be afraid of learning some new dance moves. Instead, join a Halloween costume party and ballroom dance from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20 at Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills. There will be a costume contest, beginner-level ballroom lessons from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing from 8-11 p.m. No experience required. Singles always welcome. Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. The cost is $8. The dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. Call 301-645-8509 or e-mail

Two-hour sail on schooner Sultana There will be public sails on the schooner Sultana from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the watermen’s wharf in Solomons. Public sails are $30 for adults and $15 for children younger 12. No children under 5. Visit the Sultana website at to register.

Hughesville Volunteer Fire/EMS Department fall dinner Hughesville Volunteer Fire/EMS Department, 15245 Prince Frederick Road, Hughesville, will host its annual fall dinner from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Fried oysters, fried chicken and ham dinners will be served. You can dine-in or carry-out. The cost is $22 per adult and $10 per child younger than 10. The festival will also feature an oyster scald for $10 per bucket. Catering by Thompson’s Seafood Market. Go to

Music for The Center for Life Enrichment Spend the day with friends listening to some of the hottest bands from the Southern Maryland area including Hydra FX, Sam Grow, Juke Box Thieves, The Pirhannas and Funkzilla from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, routes 235 and 245, Hollywood. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit The Center for Life Enrichment and Individuals with Disabilities. Call 301-373-8100.

Annual oyster scald The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, 12245 Rock Point Road Newburg, will host its annual oyster scald and carryout dinner from 1-6 p.m. Oct. 21. Carryouts are a complete boxed dinner for $22 which includes fried oysters, fried chicken, ham, green beans, parsley potatoes, roll and a beverage. An oyster scald is available for $10 per bucket. Items will be available for individual sale off of the menu as well. A senior citizen discount of $2 for those 60 and older is available. Call 301-751-6154.

Halloween Family Fun Night at the Water Park Come to Chesapeake Beach for a fun-filled evening at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park, 4079 Gordon Stinnett Blvd. from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21. Dare to walk through the frightening mountain or take the child-friendly route. Then walk through the many vendor tables and pick up treats of all sorts. This event is free. Rain date is Oct. 28. Call 410-257-2230 or go to

Acapella Vocal Ensemble Fall Concert Peace Lutheran Church, 401 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, will host the Acapella Vocal Ensemble at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. The Acapella Vocal Ensemble is an exciting semi-professional regional vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of exceptional choral music embracing many styles and forms to enlighten audiences of all ages to the beauty of the choral art. The ensemble includes singers from high schools, colleges, church choirs and community choirs who wish to share the true art of choral singing with others. AVE offers free full concert performances to the entire community to be use as fundraising events for their church ministry or community charity. Call 240 210-0088.

‘War on the Patuxent’ Join an interpreter in the Calvert Marine Museum Maritime History Hall for “War on the Patuxent!” from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Learn more about the War of 1812 and how local waterways played a critical role. Fifteen-minute programs start on the top of every hour. Call 410-326-2043 or go to

‘Frankenstein’ The Twin Beach Players will present Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the world premier adaptation by Maryland playright Mark Scharf, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the North Beach Boys & Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach. Tickets are $12 for members, $10 for seniors and students. Call 410-286-1890, or go to

‘Glitz’ “Glitz: Art that Sparkles,” a holiday-themed exhibit, will open Oct. 19, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons, and will run through Jan. 13. Just in time for the holidays, this exhibit goes over the top with works that shine, sparkle, twinkle, shimmer, flicker, flash and glitter. Go to or call 410-326-4640.

‘School’s Out, Art is In’ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons, will present “School’s Out, Art is In,” when schools are closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Cost is $40 for nonmembers; $35 for members. Go to, or call 410-326-4640, to register.

Farmers Market The Friday Night Farmer’s Market & Classic Car Cruise-In will be from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the town of North Beach. Go to

‘5K to End Hunger’ Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick will host the third annual 5K Run to End Hunger In Calvert County beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20. A Kid’s Fun Run will start at 8:15 a.m. The race is 3.2 miles, and awards will be given for overall top male and female runners in each age bracket; a cash prize will be given to the top two overall finishers. Participants have a 90-minute time limit. Registration is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Go to

‘Fossil Field Experience’ There will be a Fossil Field Experience from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Go to a local beach to search for fossils with a trained guide and learn about the pre-history of the Calvert Cliffs. The program is for ages 8 and up. Preregistration is required. Cost is $20. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.

‘An Evening of Girl Talk’ The Daughters of Abraham of Southern Maryland and The Calvert County Commission for Women will host “An Evening of Girl Talk about Women in Three Great World Religions,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Southern Maryland Islamic Center, Prince Frederick, located across from the hospital on Route 4. This is an educational experience for high school age women to learn about Muslim dress, Jewish rituals, Christian outreach and more, through the eyes of different religions. The Daughters of Abraham is a community group that promotes religious understanding and friendship. People of all faiths are welcome, as well as parents. Students may sign up with a school counselor and bring a community service form. Email

‘In Memory of Pat Carpenter’ The Arts Council of Calvert County will host a patron show in memory of Pat Carpenter from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. Tickets are $300 per person. A drawing will be at 6:30 p.m., in which ticket holders will have an opportunity to take home a work of art valued at $300 or more. Visit the gallery to purchase tickets, or call 410-535-9252.

Turkey dinner The United Methodist Men of Waters Memorial United Methodist Church will hold an annual traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20, in the Fellowship Hall, 5400 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children between 7-12 and free for children younger than 7. Carryouts are available. Call 410-586-1716.

Ham and oyster dinner Mt. Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church, 155 E Mount Harmony Road, Owings, will host a ham and oyster dinner from 2-7 p.m. Oct. 20. The meal includes ham, oysters, coleslaw, potato salad, corn pudding, green beans, rolls, dessert and beverages. There will also be a craft and bake table. The cost is $20 for adults; $8 for children 7-12; and children 6 and younger are free. Call 410-257-2761.

Farm Festival The Fall Farm Festival will be held at various farms throughout Calvert County from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. The festival showcases various working farms with demonstrations, hayrides, animals, music, food, children’s activities, produce and pony rides. Sites include Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery, 8650 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, and Spider Hall Farm, 3915 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick. Call 410-535-4583.

‘Share Your History’ The College of Southern Maryland will present “Share Your History: Working the Land and Water” from 10 a.m- 2 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Prince Frederick campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick in the Flagship Building, room 119. Farmers and watermen from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties are invited to bring documents and artifacts, including photos, records, receipts, association or club minutes, catalogs, ledgers, family correspondence, scrapbooks and other materials to be scanned into digital files at no cost; items will be returned, and digital copies will become property of the Southern Maryland Studies Center. Display tables will be available for those who wish to set up an exhibit presenting the history of their ancestors. Call 301-934-7626 or email

‘Facepainting 101’ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons, will present “Facepainting 101” for kids ages 8-12, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Learn facepainting basics and practice different design ideas. The cost is $18 for nonmembers; $15 for members. Go to or call 410-326-4640.

Ride for Rooster There will be a memorial ride poker run for Robert “Rooster” Kennett on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2632, Three Notch Road, California. Sign-in is at 10:30 a.m.; the group leaves together at 11:30 a.m.; and last hand in is at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per hand, $10 per additional hand. Proceeds go to Rooster’s daughter, Hayleigh. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Call 301-373-3535.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will present “Stained Glass: 3D Fairies,” a two-class series, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28, taught by Leza Hepler. For beginning and intermediate students, learn basic copper foil techniques and use them to create a 3D fairy. Cost is $80 for nonmembers; $75 for members. Go to, or call 410-326-4640, to register.

There will be a Sunday Afternoons with the Pattersons Tour from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983, Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating JPPM. Join others for a guided tour of this beautiful 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely.