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Calvert Library Prince Frederick is calling local veterans and their families to participate in a special program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the library.

The program, held just in time for Veterans Day this Sunday, is the library’s way of honoring local veterans and hearing their personal stories.

The library’s public relations coordinator, Robin Truslow, explained that veterans will be matched with teenagers who will interview them about their experiences on site. The library will then ask the teens to submit the veterans’ stories to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.

Throughout the day, pre-recorded interviews of local veterans produced by local teen Jake Ottenwaelder for an Eagle Scout project will continuously play in meeting rooms 1 and 2. Refreshments will be provided.

Truslow said Ottenwaelder had recorded at least a dozen interviews.

Truslow said teens can either write down the interviews or use a recorder supplied by the library. She said veterans from any war from World War II to the War in Iraq are welcome to attend.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to learn from people who have been through wars. It’s also a great intergenerational program for young people to mix with older people,” said Truslow, who said the library holds some type of Veterans Day program every year.

“This is a great way to honor our veterans,” she said.

For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862, or go to To find out more about the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, go to

Dine out for babies

Throughout November, various restaurants in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area will donate portions of their proceeds from Dining Out for Babies to the March of Dimes. Dining Out for Babies events in Southern Maryland locations include:

ź Pizza Hut in Leonardtown, Charlotte Hall, Lexington Park, Waldorf, La Plata, Bryans Road, Prince Frederick and Lusby on Monday, Nov. 12, all day. Twenty percent will be donated;

ź Texas Roadhouse in LaPlata and Lexington Park on Monday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ten percent will be donated.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, go to

Legislative evening planned

The public is invited to the Annual Legislative Evening on Wednesday, Nov. 14, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and a coalition of community organizations.

The event will take place at Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick. There will be an opportunity to meet with state legislators from 6:30 to 7 p.m., at which time the program will begin.

According to an email, the senators and delegates from Districts 27 and 29 who represent Calvert County have been invited to give their assessments of the upcoming 2013 legislative session in Annapolis. The email said representatives from local community groups have been invited to address the state legislators. If time permits, the public will be allowed to ask questions or make comments.

CalvART to host open mic night

The Arts Council of Calvert County will host an evening of live poetry with an open mic for all guests to share their poetry with the audience. The evening will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick. It will begin with local poet Elisavietta Ritchie. Assorted beverages and snacks will be available and admission is free.

American Revolution essay contest seeks entrants

Southern Maryland high school students in their sophomore, junior or senior year are invited to enter into the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution George S. Stella M. Knight Essay Contest for a possible cash prize up to $2,000.

According to a press release, the contest is for an original essay written in English. It shall be a minimum of 800 words and not more that 1,200. The topic for the essay should deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence or framing of the U.S. Constitution.

The contest entry deadline is Dec. 30. Rules and other information about the contest can be obtained by contacting Tim Dyson at 301-643-5932 or

Author to present at Educate & Celebrate

Local author and former math teacher W. Michael Kelley will make a guest appearance at Educate & Celebrate in Prince Frederick from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. While at the store, Kelley will answer questions about any of his books.

According to a press release, Sunday starts the three-day anniversary sale event at Educate & Celebrate. Kelley’s books will be available to purchase at the sales prices. For more information, call Educate & Celebrate at 410-535-2771.