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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.

Flat out, it’s fun 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.

Train-ing Day St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold its Christmas doll and train exhibit until Dec. 31. The holiday schedule includes being open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 31. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and military, $1.50 for children 6-18 and free for children 5 and younger. Museum is at the end of Route 242, Colton’s Point. Call 301-769-2222 or go to

Art exhibit The art center in Prince Frederick is showing original work by local artists Suzanne Shelden, Lonnie Harkins, Monica Richards, Faith Gaillot, Michelle Steiger, Gee Freedman and Mark Hayes. Works include floral and nature studies, landscapes, marine scenes and abstract design. A variety of media is represented, including photography, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, oil, pencil on paper and mixed media. The gallery is at 559 Solomons Island Road. Call Jill DeVries at 443-975-7313.

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

Be inspired Join the Prince Frederick library at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 for a motivating and triumphant film about the power of the human spirit, based on Dan Millman’s best-selling book, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior.” A gifted young athlete, bound for Olympic gold, has it all: trophies, talent and all the women he wants. But after a tragic accident, Dan comes to rely on a mysterious stranger to teach him the secret to overcoming incredible odds and tapping into new worlds of strength and understanding. A discussion will follow. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

‘Paws’ for art ArtWorks@7th will hold a fundraiser during January for the Calvert Animal Welfare League. An opening reception will be held 1-6 p.m. Jan. 5. Artists are offering animal-themed artwork and will donate a percentage of their sales to CAWL. Go to or email ArtWorks@7th is at 9100 Bay Ave., North Beach. Call 410-286-5278.

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 for location.

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

Kids’ stuff

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

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. 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 at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. Call 301-884-2211.

Plan ahead

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 admission 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 at 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

‘Winter’s Tale’ The artists of the North End Gallery will host a new show in January, “Winter’s Tale.” This show will open Jan. 3 and run until Jan. 27. There will be a First Friday Reception 5-8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-3130 or go to

Schubert Singers Schubert Singers, a concert choir for children, will hold a Christmas and Epiphany “All ‘Round the World” concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Donations will be accepted. Call 301-512-1183 or email

‘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

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.

Glee Purdue University’s Varsity Glee Club will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. The highly acclaimed glee club will present a 90-minute concert. The musical troupe (60-men strong) employs a versatile repertoire, including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies, patriotic standards, familiar opera choruses, country and novelty tunes. Purchase tickets ($15 plus surcharge) at Purchase tickets ($20 all ages) at the door (cash and checks only). Call 301-642-0594.

Romance at the library On Feb. 6, join the Prince Frederick library as it presents a romantic drama based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” It is the story of a Chicago librarian who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to time travel involuntarily. Despite this complication, he tries to build a stable future with the beautiful young woman he loves. Lights go down at 6 p.m., and the film will be followed by a discussion ending by 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.