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First Free Friday at CMM The Calvert Marine Museum is open and free to the public from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2 for First Free Friday in Solomons. See a special otter presentation starting at 5:15 p.m. at the otter tank. Join an interpreter in the maritime gallery to learn how the military has impacted this region since World War II. Call 410-326-2042.
On Watch service Commemorate Solomons’ role in World War II at the annual On Watch Memorial Service for veterans at the On Watch statue, site of the WWII amphibious training base, at 2 p.m. Nov. 4. The plaza is at the end of Dowell Road. Enjoy refreshments following the service in the lobby of Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Call 410-326-2042.
Calling teen artists Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) invites teens 13-18 to submit works for an upcoming exhibition from March 15-July 28. “Text Message” is a teen exhibition that will showcase the talent, creativity, and perspective of today’s teen culture. Whether through visual artwork, creative writing, or performing arts, this exhibit will convey what it means to be a teen in the world today. All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 18, and include a text or a message in the body of the work. Go to www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.
Sandwich sale American Legion Post 221, 21690 Colton Point Road, Avenue will host a weekend sandwich sale in the parking lot from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. On the menu is charcoal grilled sliced beef, charcoal grilled pork loin and minced beef barbecue sandwiches. The cost is $5 each. Call 301-769-4569 or go to www.alpost221.webs.com.
VOICES Reading Series at SMCM On Nov. 8, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, author Yona Harvey will read from her work as part of the third installment of the VOICES Reading Series. Harvey is an associate teaching professor and director of the creative writing program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. The reading will take place in Daugherty-Palmer Commons at 8:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public.Call 240-895-2017 or Email email@example.com.
What fools these mortals be Maurice J. McDonough Drama Department will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” written by William Shakespeare 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11. Doors will open to the public 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/ senior citizens. Go tot www.mcdonoughdrama.com or buy tickets at the door. Call 301-302-8311 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays in Leonardtown Yellow Door Art Studios will feature the art of 14 student arts at the Leonardtown Arts Center, 22660 Washington St., Leonardtown as part of First Friday 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2. First Fridays allow the public to experience downtown Leonardtown. On the first Friday of every month, Leonardtown Square and the new Leonardtown Arts Center, as well as uptown Leonardtown, including 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, food and more. Go to www.leonardtownfirstfridays.com or call 301-475-9791.
Halloween Candy Buy Back Lasher, Harriman and Associates will be hosting their fourth annual Halloween Candy Buy Back event. Bring your Halloween candy to their office at 3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, and for every pound donated, they'll give you $1 ($15 max) and other goodies. The candy will be shipped to troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. Go to www.operationgratitude.com or www.halloweencandybuyback.com.
Turkey dinner Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown, will be holding its annual all you can eat Turkey dinner from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 3. In addition to turkey, traditional Thanksgiving sides will be served. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-12 and free for children younger than 4. Carryout available on day of the dinner. Call 410-535-3177.
All Faith Fall Dinner All Faith Episcopal Church of Charlotte Hall will be hosting its annual fall dinner at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville from noon-5 p.m. Nov. 3. The meal includes fried oysters, Southern Maryland stuffed ham, fried chicken, side dishes, and drinks. The dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children 8 years and younger. Carryout dinners are also available for $20 each. Crafts, desserts and a silent auction are also featured. Proceeds are dedicated to the maintenance of the church, which is 245 years old. Call 301-884-3773, or go to www.allfaithchurch.com/ smg921