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Fun at the farm Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills is offering its Christmas village and lights display. The show will run through Dec. 31. Participants can drive through the farm, listen to music and watch the lights dance. The lights are displayed 5-9 nightly. The farm is at 45840 Highway to Heaven Lane off of Flat Iron Road.
Hit the rails A dramatic reading of “The Polar Express” will be at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Gather the children to hear Conductor John read the classic holiday story and enjoy goodies, games and songs at the free event. Call 410-257-3892. The museum is at 4155 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach.
Train-ing Day St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold its Christmas doll and train exhibit until Dec. 31. The exhibit will be open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday until Dec.21. The holiday schedule includes being open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 22-31, except it will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and military, $1.50 for children 6-18 and children 5 and younger are free. Museum is at the end of Route 242, Colton’s Point. Call 301-769-2222 or got to www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.
North End 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.
Put on your dancing shoes 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.
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.
Multimedia exhibit Charles County Arts Alliance continues its presentation of Charles County artists with a multimedia exhibit in its newly opened Waldorf West Gallery. The exhibit, which includes “White Irises,” by local artist Mary Kercher will be on display through January. The library is at 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Go to www.charlescountyarts.org.
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.
Free family movie The Leonardtown library will show a G-rated movie at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 at the library, 23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. In the G-rated movie, two mice set out to save a kidnapped orphan from the clutches of the villainous Madame Medusa. Snacks will be provided. Call 301-475-2846.
Know when to fold ’em 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.
Muppet-mania A free family movie will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. In the movie, the Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve. Snacks will be provided. Call 301-884-2211.
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.
Story time Children can drop in for story time at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Lexington Park library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Call 301-863-8188. Another story time will be 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. Call 301-884-2211.
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.
Dance Sons of the American Legion 206 will hold a New Year’s Eve dance featuring Snakebite 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the post, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple. Call 410-257-9878.
Bingo American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary will hold a New Year’s Eve bingo Dec. 31 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Admission is $45 and includes a dinner and bingo package. Dinner will be 6-8:30 p.m., games start at 9 p.m. Cost of dinner only is $15. Call 301-934-8221.
Sing in the New Year Dana Harty Memorial Safe Night Sing will be 6 p.m. Dec. 31 at Fellowship Church, 9805 Faith Baptist Church Road, White Plains. Butch Hunt, Judy Laramore, Bay City, the Soul Savers, the Lamberts and Jeff Hunt are scheduled to perform. Call 301-753-9369 or 301-934-3655.
What the New Year will bring
Around the world Schubert Singers, a concert choir for children, will hold a Christmas and Epiphany “All ‘Round the World” concert 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Donations will be accepted. Call 301-512-1183 or email SchubertSingersgmail.com.
‘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.
Ready to rumba Davidsonville Dance Club will offer lessons in intermediate-level rumba and intermediate-level cha-cha for eight weeks beginning Jan. 8. Rumba lessons start at 6:30 p.m., and cha-cha begins at 7:45 p.m. For couples only. Variations and routines will be offered for experienced dancers looking for variety. Cost is $70. Call 301-262-0347.
Auditions Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Michael K. Santana, will conduct auditions beginning at 6:30 p.m. by appointment Jan. 7 and 14. Alternate dates may be arranged. All auditions will take place at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 E. Smallwood Drive, Waldorf. The choir meets regularly from September-June, rehearsing at the church 7-9:00 p.m. Mondays. Call Carol at 301-642-0594 to set up an appointment.