- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Wednesday, Nov. 28
A community open house to discuss details about a new Park and Ride facility in St. Mary’s County, which is currently in the planning stages, will be held by the Maryland Transit Administration on Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Charlotte Hall library. The facility, to be located at the northeast corner of Three Notch Road and Route 6, is being designed to meet future commuter demands. MTA staff will be available during the meeting to receive feedback, answer questions and address concerns regarding the proposed facility. The facility will provide approximately 500 parking spaces. For more information, or if you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to email concerns, contact Paul Weiner at 410-767-3754 or email@example.com.
As part of the new “Lectures on Liberty” speaking series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, which is designed to expose students, faculty and the community to the history and importance of liberty from a legal, moral and economic point of view, Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute will give a presentation Nov. 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Cole Cinema (Campus Center). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Breakfast with Santa will be held Dec. 1 at The Inn at Brome Howard in Historic St. Mary’s City. There will be a breakfast, a reading of Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and admission to the museum’s Christmas Comes to St. Mary’s. Children will also have the opportunity to sit for a professional photo with Santa at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Seating is limited, advance reservations are required by Nov. 28t. To make a reservation, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an admission fee.
The NAACP St. Mary’s County chapter meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the SMECO building in Leonardtown. Call 301-863-3011 or visit stmarysnaacp.org.
The Chesapeake Toastmasters Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Wildewood Retirement Center. Call Margaret Sames at 240-434-5276. See http://chesapeake.freetoasthost.us.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 327 Leonardtown, meets Wednesdays in the Garvey senior center in Leonardtown. Weigh-in starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Fran at 301-994-0529 or Tammy at 301-373-5855.
The Double Trouble co-occurring support group, a 12-step program for people dealing with two diagnoses, often addiction and mental illness, meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at On Our Own of St. Mary’s in Leonardtown. Call 301-997-1066.
Bible study is held 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 21030 Point Lookout Road, Unit 1, in Callaway. Call 301-475-5025.
The Great Mills Chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For location or more information, call Carol Coombs at 301-862-1339.
The Ridge Chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Wednesdays at First Friendship United Methodist Church in Ridge. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:15 p.m. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047.
A beginner Irish set dance class is held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call 301-475-3542 or email email@example.com.
SMARTCO, Southern Maryland Applied Research and Technology Consortium, meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the SMARTCO office in the Millison Plaza in Lexington Park. Volunteers who work 50 hours receive a free personal computer. Call 301-737-0394 or visit www.smartco.org.
A club for breastfeeding moms is held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Health Connections in Leonardtown. Call 301-997-6505.
Al-Anon meets Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Beacon of Hope in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Callaway Baptist Church in Callaway.
A women-only Alcoholics Anonymous group meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church on Great Mills Road.
A women’s step study Alcoholics Anonymous group meets every Wednesday at noon at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Sotterley Holiday Candlelight event, titled “From This Day Forward,” will run Nov. 29 for Members’ Night and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 for the general public from 6:30 to 10 p.m. In this living history production set within the 1703 Plantation House, visitors will encounter Sotterley’s past Christmas seasons and the families who lived and worked there. There will also be live musical performances from premiere high school choral groups, and complimentary cookies and punch will be available in the barn prior to the reserved performance time. Advance reservations are required; no walk-ins. Buy online at www.sotterley.org. Cost is $15 per person.
A Super Longaberger Christmas Basket Bingo will be held Nov. 29 at the Mechanicsville firehouse to benefit the Mechanicsville rescue squad. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. There will be Pampered Chef in each basket. There will be pull tabs for Longaberger baskets and Coach purses. Those who reserved a seat will be entered for a chance to win a 2012 Christmas drum basket set. The group leader with the most reservations will win the little drum basket set. For reservations, call Joyce Downs at 301-884-8829 or 301-481-0906. There will be two consolation prizes.
Vice Adm. David A. Dunaway will discuss his vision for Naval Air Systems Command at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California on Nov. 29 in an event hosted by The Patuxent Partnership. The public is invited to attend. Coffee and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the program will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 9:30 a.m. This is a no-cost program, and advance registration is recommended to guarantee a seat. Visit www.paxpartnership.org or call 301-866-1739.
The La Leche League of St. Mary’s County will meet Nov. 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Leonardtown library meeting room for free breastfeeding support and information. The group’s meetings are open to all women who are expecting, nursing or interested in nursing. Children are welcome to attend. For more information find the group on Facebook at La Leche League of St. Mary's County or call Julie at 817-734-2721.
A zumba fitness class will be sponsored by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Mechanicsville fire department social hall. Classes are $6 per class or you can purchase punch cards (six classes for $30). A portion of the proceeds goes to the ladies auxiliary. For more information, email MeghanneT@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Maryland Sound Tri-County Barbershop Chorus rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Leonardtown campus of the College of Southern Maryland in Building B, Room 214. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-373-2781.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Thursdays at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Hall in Mechanicsville. People who have had weight-loss surgery are also welcome. Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:25 p.m., followed by a meeting from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Call Barbara Alton at 301-884-6185.
The Wildewood Chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Wildewood Community Center, No. 1. Call Mary Clark at 301-373-5832.
The Leonardtown Rotary Club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning in the dining room at St. Mary’s Hospital. Visit www.leonardtownrotary.org.
A free bowl of homemade soup to warm the body and a scripture of the week bookmark to feed the soul is given Thursdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Charlotte Hall. All are welcome. For more information visit www.mtcalvaryumc.com or call 301-884-7320.
Al-anon meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Church in California.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at King/Queen Hall in Chaptico.
Narcotics Anonymous meets 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville.
Friday, Nov. 30
A card party will be hosted by Trinity Church, located at 9611 Trinity Church Road in Newport, on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 301-643-0191.
The Newtowne Players will perform “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian on Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, at the Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. There is also a matinee Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $12 for students, senior citizens (65 and older) and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Light refreshments and beverages are also available for purchase. The theater is also asking for donations for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. Each toy should be unopened and unwrapped. Bins will be provided in the lobby during the run of “A Christmas Story.” Reservations are recommended by calling 301-737-5447 or visiting www.newtowneplayers.org.
The Potomac River Fisheries Commission will meet Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. in the John T. Parran Hearing Room of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission Building, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach, Va. All interested persons are invited to attend this open public meeting. The commission will continue an advertised public hearing from the Aug. 30 meeting. They will receive public comment on possibly converting Order 2011-06 to a Regulation dealing with two crab pots on one boat. Items on the agenda include reports on the fall oyster harvest, annual oyster survey and a crab harvest report. The Commission will revise Order 2012-08 updating the commercial gill net striped bass quota for the 2012-2013 season, establish the 2013 recreational and commercial striped bass seasons, gear and size limits as well as most other finfish species. There will be an update on the ASMFC annual meeting.
Sears in the Wildewood Shopping Center in California has partnered with the Southern Maryland Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items through Dec. 29. Local residents can drop off items at the store and receive a store coupon for $5 off a $50 store purchase.
The Chopticon High School Peace Pipers choral group will hold madrigal dinners Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 for an afternoon performance at 2 p.m. at Christ Church in Chaptico. Dinner will be served by Rita B’s catering. Sunday’s performance will include desserts only. Evening performances are $35 per person and Sundays performance is $15 per person. Contact Sarah Vence at Chopticon High School at 301-475-0215, ext. 155. Tickets are still available for the Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 performances.
A workshop to help farms, markets, farm stores and producers direct market their products and services to consumers will be held Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calvert County Economic Development, 205 Main St., Prince Frederick. Topics include an introduction to the basics of popular social networking sites, how to list a business on digital databases such as Google Maps and capitalize on the hardware and digital tools available through the internet. The workshp will be presented by University of Maryland Extension in partnership with the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission. A fee of $40 per person includes lunch and course materials. Register online by Nov. 30. For more about the workshop, contact Shannon Dill at email@example.com or Ginger S. Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Bible study is held Fridays at 7 p.m. at 45675 Edge Mill Court in Great Mills. For information, call 301-862-1502.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian 12-step program, meets Fridays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Encounter Christian Center in Charlotte Hall. Child ministry is available at the same time for ages 5 to 12. Call Marc at 301-806-6272 or Judy at 301-535-5321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Fridays at 7:07 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington Park.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonardtown.
Saturday, Dec. 1
The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum in Charles County will hold its 11th annual Candlelight Victorian Christmas celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. The period-furnished house will be decorated for the season in the Victorian period. There will be Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, a reenactment by Civil War soldiers in uniform on the grounds and refreshments. Cost is $8 for adults, $2 for children and members are free. For more information, call 301-274-9358 or 301-645-6870.
The St. Andrew’s Landfill will host a hazardous waste collection day Dec. 1. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event was rescheduled from Nov. 3. Items to be accepted for collection include acids, ammonia, bleach, cleaners, fuels, gas/oil mixtures, gasoline, household and lawn pesticides, mercury thermometers, paint, paint thinners, photography chemicals, pool chemicals, solvents and wood preservatives. Items which will not be accepted include ammunition, asbestos, explosive materials, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, radioactive materials and picric acid. For more, call 301-863-8400 or visit www.co.saint-marys.md.us/dpw/recyclingandsolidwaste.asp.
Hospice of St. Mary’s Festival of Trees will be held on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Tech Center in Leonardtown.Beautifully decorated trees will be available for auction and raffle. There will be a professional photographer, vendors, holiday music and children’s activities. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, 1 for children ages 4 to 12 and children 3 and younger are free. For more information call 301-994-3023 or visit http://www.hospiceofstmarys.org.
The St. Mary's College of Maryland Board of Trustees quarterly meeting will take place Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in Glendening Annex at St. Mary’s College. This general session is open to the public.
The Southern Maryland Encore Chorale and Anne Arundel Community College Encore Chorale, a group of 90 singers age 55 and older, will present a Holiday Concert conducted by Krystal Rickard McCoy on Dec. 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California. Admission is free. Cellist Barbara Lorton and the College of Southern Maryland Chorale will be featured.
A Toys for Tots collection will take place Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kmart, Walmart and Dress Barn.
A piggy-bank yard sale, where every item will be on sale for a penny, will be held Dec. 1 at the Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center in Millison Plaza from noon to 7 p.m. Walden is accepting tax-deductible donations of items in good/excellent condition for the sale. All donations should be arranged by contacting Walden at 301-997-1300, ext. 804.
A yard sale will be held by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad on Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at the rescue squad building in Mechanicsville. To rent tables for $10 each or to donate items for the sale, call 240-298-0216.
Versions of classical music in contemporary jazz styles will be performed by the Clazzical Jam jazz group Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Guests will hear Don Stapleson on flute and his fellow St. Mary’s alum Peter Fields on guitar. Stapleson and Fields will be joined by Fred Lieder on the cello. The free concert will be held in Montgomery Hall, room 25, and is open to the public.
The department of engineering management and systems engineering at George Washington University will be enrolling students in the accelerated master of science program at SMHEC for the Jan. 5 to March 2 Spring I semester. An information session will be held Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon. Call Cynthia Shoemaker at 301-737-2500, ext. 204, to RSVP for the information session. See www.smhec.org.
The final Maker’s Market of 2012 will be held Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. There will be handcrafted wood items, fresh produce, baked goods, knitted items, wool dog coats, performance art toys and jewelry and more.
The 13U Southern Maryland Knights travel baseball team will hold tryouts Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Extreme baseball facility in Waldorf. For more information, contact email@example.com or 301-481-2807. See www.mdknights.org.
The Red Knights Motorcycle Club MD Chapter 4 will hold its second Toy and Cash Drive on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Colony Shopping Center. Santa will be there and the Red Knights will be handing out candy canes and motorcycle safety information. Proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for children involved with St. Mary’s County Social Services Program. Call Stacey Welling at 443 532 4408 or Julie Gadway at 301-351-8559.
A canned food donation for Church of the Ascension food pantry will be part of the 16th Annual open pottery studio show and sale at Sarah Houde Pottery at 44035 Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood on Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be a Raku demo each day at 2 p.m.
A Christmas craft and vendor fair will be hosted by the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Owings on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 410-257-3345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lusby Town Center’s third annual tree lighting will be held Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lusby Commons Shopping Center. The event will include a visit from Santa Claus, live music, Christmas caroling, face painting, hot chocolate and pictures with Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public. See www.shoplusby.com.
Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland meets the first Saturday of the month at John Lancaster Park off of Willows Road in Lexington Park at 10 a.m. For more about fostering or adopting a golden, visit goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org or call 855-477-3728. Check the group’s blog for any cancellations due to weather at http://goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org/blog.
All Saints Episcopal Church Thrift Shop in Avenue welcomes the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. The shop is open for buyers or donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. The shop is in the church hall on Oakley Road, two miles beyond the church.
Overeaters Anonymous of Lexington Park meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church on Great Mills Road. For more information, call Robin at 240-561-6899.
The Home Grown Farm Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located on Route 235, just south of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, there will be locally grown fruits, vegetables, organic produce, flowers, eggs, baked goods, crafts, Southern Maryland meats (on Saturdays only) and more from Southern Maryland farms as well as Maryland dairy products. See http://homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com/.
Bingo is hosted by Mother Catherine Spalding School in Helen every Saturday at the school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early-bird bingo will start 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. For more information, call 301-884-3165.
Animal Adoption Days are held by the Animal Relief Fund from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Well Pet Clinic in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park. Call 301-866-0303.
Feral Cat Rescue is at Petco in California on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with adoptable cats and kittens. Visit www.feralcatrescue.com for pictures and bios. Gifts of cat food and litter will be gratefully accepted. Call 301-475-5059.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Leonardtown.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Leonardtown.