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Holiday concert Musicians Josh Urban, Lynn Hollyfield, Josh Namyst and Steve Hung will team up to offer the “There’s a Red Star up on the Christmas Tree” concert featuring a mix of styles ranging from rock and blues to finger-style acoustic and material including originals, holiday classics and funny stories.

Hosted at the Southern Maryland Creative Cultural Center at Quality Printers in White Plains, the community spirit of past concerts is carried forward with the event. Canned goods will be collected. The concert will be held 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Quality Printers, 10485 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. A $5 suggested donation is requested. All ages welcome. Call 240-682-2801.

Contra dance A contra dance sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance featuring caller Elgin Perry will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dancing begins at 7:30. Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7 p.m. to get instruction in the various dances. Admission is $8 for non-SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). Go to

Oldies music Stone Pleasure will provide live classic oldies music from 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 7 at Miss Motley's Cafe in the old Bel Alton High School, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Cover charge is $10; cash bar. For tickets, call 301-392-9794 or go to

Happy feet Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Studio will present the Holly Jolly Musical Revue at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the St. Mary’s County Fair auditorium, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown. Singing, dancing and audience participation. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Email or call 301-475-5265.

The hills are alive The Port Tobacco Players’ production of “The Sound of Music” will continue until until Dec. 16. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. A 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 show has been added. Theater is at 508 Charles St., La Plata. Tickets $17 for adults, $14 for senior older than 60. Call 301-932-6819 or go to

Musica Caliente! An Evening of Latin Pop The College of Southern Maryland's Latin Ensemble, Ritmo Caché will feature music by Selena, Eddie Palmieri, Rubén Blades and other Latin pop stars as well as the premiere of a new song by Southern Maryland composer Brian Scott at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. This concert will also feature the debut performances of the Ritmo Caché Combo and Conjunto. Admission is $5 in advance; $7 day of show. Email, call 301-934-7828 or go to

‘A Christmas Story’ The Newtowne Players will perform “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 16. 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. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. Performances are held at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $12 for students, senior citizens (older than 65) and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Reservations are recommended. Call 301-737-5447 or go to

Holiday art show Come and join the artists of the North End Gallery as they present their annual show. A reception will be 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7. The show runs until Dec. 30. The gallery is at 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-3130 and go to

Steak night American Legion Post 82 will hold a steak and shrimp night 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost is $13 for steak or shrimp or $16 for a combination. Call 301-934-8221.

Place your bets Greater Waldorf Jaycees will hold casino nights 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 7-8 at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway. Games include blackjack, roulette, poker and Texas hold ’em. Call 645-4546.