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A ‘Carol’ at Twin Beach The Twin Beach Players will present “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach. Tickets are $12 for general admission; Twin Beach Players members, seniors, students and military tickets are $10. Go to www.twinbeachplayers.com or call 410-286-1890.

‘Sound of Music’ The Port Tobacco Players’ production of “The Sound of Music” will continue until Dec. 16. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The theater is at 508 Charles St., La Plata. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors older than 60. Call 301-932-6819 or go to www.ptplayers.com.

‘A Christmas Story’ The Newtowne Players will perform “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian Friday-Sunday 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 show begins at 3:30 p.m. Performances are at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $12 for students, senior citizens (older than 65) and the military. Reservations are recommended. Call 301-737-5447 or go to www.newtowneplayers.org.

‘Life in the Good Old Days’ St. Clement’s Island Museum will present its Christmas doll and train exhibit until Dec. 31. The exhibit will be open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday until Dec.21. The extended holiday schedule includes being open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 22-31. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and military, $1.50 for children 6 to 18 and kids 5 and younger are free. The museum will present an open house Dec. 8 and admission is free. Museum is at the end of Route 242, Colton’s Point. Call 301-769-2222 or got to www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Holiday art show Come and join the artists of the North End Gallery as they present their annual show. The show runs until Dec. 30. The gallery is at 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-3130, and go to www.northendgallery.org.

Play cards Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold ’em tournament Dec. 14 at the firehouse, 4095 Indian Head Highway. Doors open at 6 p.m., with games at 8 p.m. Registration is $150. Must be 18 to play. Call 301-753-8011 or email pokerihvfd.com.

Tea time Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum will host a Sunday Afternoon With the Pattersons tea 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the park, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 55 and older. Call 410-586-8501, or email jppmmdp.state.md.us.

Strings attached Charles County Youth Orchestra’s Encore Strings will hold a concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Colonial Charles clubhouse, McDaniel Road, Waldorf. Call 301-374-6845 or email annempatterson@aol.com.

Art in the park Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold a holiday salon 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 16 at the center in Smallwood State Park, Marbury. The center is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mattawomanart.com.

Book discussion Greg Bowen will lead a discussion on Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” (2007) at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Prince Frederick library, 850 Costley Way. All are welcome at the discussion, even if you haven’t read the book. Call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Ready, set, dance A beginner Irish set dance class is held 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays in St. Mary’s County. Call 301-475-3542 or email cdpclarktqci.net for location.

Barbershop chorus On Dec. 20, a holiday concert and sing-along will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Bring the family to enjoy Fathers & Sons barbershop quartet singing holiday songs. Concert will be held at the Prince Frederick library, 850 Costley Way. Call 410-535-0291.

Gala Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a gala 7-11 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Tickets are $50. Dinner, dancing and cash bar. Make checks out to Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, and mail them to 4014 17th St., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. Tickets available through Paypal at www.somdblackchamber.org. Call 410- 257-9599 or email infosomdblackchamber.org.

Dance the night away Miss Motley’s Cafe in Bel Alton High School Community Development Center will hold a Christmas dance 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 22 at the center, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Admission is $10. Call 301-539-7900.

Kids’ stuff

Celebrate the holidays Potomac library will hold a holiday party 4-7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Open to kids 6-12. To register, call 301-375-7375.

Teen fun Waldorf West library will hold a teen secret Santa book and cookie swap for those 12 and older 6-7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Call 301-645-1395.

On a roll Charles County Skatepark will offer free admission for skateboarders 6 and older from 11 a.m.-dusk Dec. 26-28. The park is in White Plains Regional Park. Call 301-932-3470.

In the fold Waldorf West library will hold Adventures in Origami 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Open to kids, teens and adults. Call 301-645-1395.

Get crafty Potomac library will hold a Crafternoon for kids 6-12 to construct thank-you cards 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Call 301-375-7375.

Plan ahead

Gridloc Miss Motley’s Café at Bel Alton Community Development Center will host Gridloc 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 28 at 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Tickets are $10. Cash bar and food for sale. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call 301-392-9794.

What the New Year will bring

‘Bright’ lights Port Tobacco Players will hold a fundraiser for United Way of Charles County with their production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” PTP will donate $1 of each ticket sold to the United Way. Production runs from Jan. 25-Feb. 10. Tickets are adults, $17; seniors 60 and older, youth through high school and military with ID, $14. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 301-932-6819 or go to www.ptplayers.org.