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‘North End show’ The artists of the North End Gallery will host a new show in January, “Winter’s Tale.” The show will open 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

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.

Art for the animals 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

Plan ahead

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.