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Friday, Jan. 11

The Sons of the American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach will host a dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The dinner menu includes pork loin, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, salad and a roll for $10.



Dunkirk Baptist Church will host a special worship night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the sanctuary. Join others and share a gift in worship. For more information, contact the church at 301-855-3555 or office@dunkirkbaptistchurch.org.

Saturday, Jan. 12

The CalvART Gallery will present “Subterranean Landscapes” by George Stolt with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in Prince Frederick. The exhibit will run Jan. 10 through Feb. 3.



A Royal Flush Texas Hold’em Tournament will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Support Shelby Potts and Dave McDowell in their campaigns to become queen and king of the United Way of Calvert County’s Mardi Gras 2013. Cost is $125 to buy in, $15 for spectators. There will be free food, drinks and beer throughout the evening, along with raffles and a silent auction. To register or for more information, call 410-253-4365 or 443-532-1816, or go to www.shelby4queen.com. All proceeds benefit the United Way’s initiatives in education, income and health.



Adult Education Program orientation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Hunting Creek Annex, 4105 Old Town Road, Huntingtown. Adult Education classes can help individuals prepare for the GED test or External Diploma Program. To enroll in a class, students must participate in an orientation and skills assessment before being assigned to a class. For more information or to register, call 410-535-7382, or go to www.clavertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/adulted/index.htm.



There will be a country dance from 8 p.m. until midnight Saturday, Jan. 12, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach in the upper level ballroom. Teachers will be available to give instruction starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



There will be a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Asbury-Solomons, 11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons, in the auditorium and throughout other sites within the building. Betty’s Closet will hold a resale of new and gently used clothing and accessories since there was no sale in December and there is a multitude of items. The library committee will have many books for sale, and Grannies Treasures will sell housewares, furniture and miscellaneous items. All proceeds benefit the Benevolent Care Fund.



The American Legion Calvert County Oratorical Contest will be Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Lusby Post 274. Contestants need to be at the post by 12:30 p.m. Rain date is Jan. 19. For more information, contact a guidance counselor at any of the local high schools, a local library, M. Edward Miller at 410-474-9401 or medmiller@comcast.net or Cheryll Chew at 410-535-1477 or cheryllchew@gmail.com.



The Patuxent River Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church hall at 27108 Mt. Zion Church Road in Mechanicsville. The meeting will start with pot luck lunch, followed by discussion of books and an update of AAUW activities at the state and national levels. Participants are asked to bring children’s books for the Tri-County Head Start. For more information, contact the president, Barbara Fetterhoff, at paxriveraauw@gmail.com.



There will be an information session for prospective young musicians who wish to join the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra (SMYOrch) in its inaugural 2013 season, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Charlotte Hall Library. Any musician entering grade six through 12 with at least one year of musicial study may audition. Younger musicians may be accepted at the discretion of the director. Rehearsals will begin in February, culminating in a concert in May. For more information, contact Julia Nichols, president, at 301-997-0079.



The Maryland Defense Force will hold an informational recruiting session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at La Plata National Guard Armory, 14 W. Hawthorn Dr. MDDF is a volunteer arm of the Maryland Military Department and is establishing a presence in Southern Maryland. MDDF seeks volunteers from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, including former members of the U.S. military, physicians, nurses, paramedics and EMTs, engineers, lawyers, legal assistants, chaplains and any qualified Marylanders between ages 17 and 65 who want to train and serve their communities in times of emergency while in uniform. For more information, go to http://mddf.maryland.gov, or email ggertz@mddf.us.



Bruce Molsky will host a gig and workshop at the Winter Celtic Music Festival on Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, presented by the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland. Workshop is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for both or $25 for the workshop or concert only.

Sunday, Jan. 13

The American Chestnut Land Trust will host a Hiking Trail Maintenance Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Join others as the ACLT continues to work on the new Prince Frederick to the Bay Overlook Trail. Volunteers are needed to clear the trail of leaves, flatten steep or uneven areas as much as possible, trim back limbs and bushes and outline the trail with pieces of deadwood. Registration is required; email volunteer@acltweb.org, or call 410-414-3400. Meet at the ACLT office at Double Oak Farm, 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick.



A panel presentation, “The Big Conversation: Health Care in Southern Maryland A Right, Responsibility or Privilege?,” will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. Local experts will discuss the present issues and status of health care, and there will be time for audience discussion. Four Wednesday evening follow-up discussions will follow. The event is sponsored by the church’s Christian Formation Committee. For more information, call 410-326-0370, or go to www.middlehamandstpeters.org.



There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Meal includes hot cakes, sausage, scrapple, bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, biscuits, fruit and chip beef. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids ages 6 and under. Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 301-855-6466.

Monday, Jan. 14

Adult Education Program orientation will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Appeal Elementary School in Lusby. Adult Education classes can help individuals prepare for the GED test or External Diploma Program. To enroll in a class, students must participate in an orientation and skills assessment before being assigned to a class. For more information or to register, call 410-535-7382, or go to www.clavertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/adulted/index.htm.



There will be a Monday Memories guided tour of Point Farm at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. All are welcome to enjoy the memories of Calvert County, the Patterson family, JPPM or those who once worked the land that is now JPPM. Share stories, or enjoy the tour and listen to the memories of others. For more information, call 410-586-8501, or go to www.jefpat.org.



The Solomons Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Calvert Marine Museum. Topics will include sign regulations and the Southern Maryland Reliability Project.



Southern Maryland Battle Buddies will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in room 314 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Prince Frederick. Learn and practice a well-researched and respected style of yoga with instructor Pat Simpson. Classes will be done while sitting in chairs or on a comfortable couch; there is no need to bring a traditional yoga mat. For more information, email docbrewster@comcast.net.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host Homeschool Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the artLAB. Invent, build and discover through guided challenges. Ideal ages are 7 to 12, but all ages can participate. No registration is required. Cost is $7 per parent/child pair, $2 per additional child. For more information, call 410-326-4640.



Dr. Riffat Meraj, Calvert Memorial Hospital pulmonologist, will discuss sarcoidosis, a rare disease that results from inflammation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in classroom 1, as part of the LifeCycles program. Women, especially those of African descent, are more likely to develop this disease. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment. Lecture is free, but attendees must register. Call 410-535-8233.



The College of Southern Maryland will host a Career Starters program open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Prince Frederick Campus, room 119. The open house will introduce CSM’s slate of non-credit training courses for people who want to kickstart a new career in business, construction, early childhood, health care, hospitality, information technology, transportation or veterinary medicine in about 10 to 16 weeks. Career Starters offers training and classes in short sequences for students to gain skills quickly to enter the workforce. Meet program coordinators and instructors from each field, learn about financial assistance options and register for classes. Attendees can also enter a drawing for an instant scholarship for the spring 2013 semester. For more information, call 443-550-6199, ext. 7765, or go to www.csmd.edu/CareerStarters.



The American Legion Post 206 Auxiliary meeting will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the upper level hall of the Chesapeake Beach Stallings-Williams Post. All members are encouraged to attend and bring ideas to share. For more information, call President Choux at 443-964-5461.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

“The Big Conversation: Issues of Health Care Specific to Our More Rural Environment” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. This is an opportunity for the community to examine the deeper issues of health care in the contest of their faith, scripture and views of others. An optional potluck will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 410-326-0370, or go to www.middlehamandstpeters.org.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host Wednesday Wine Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the artLAB. Bring a favorite beverage or snack and turn trash into treasure, creating home decor, fashion items and jewelry. The program is for adults only. Cost is $7; no registration is required. For more information, call 410-326-4640, or go to annmariegarden.org.



A parent support group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Family ACCESS Center, sponsored by the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau. Caregivers will meet with a family navigator in a supportive environment to share ideas, discuss challenges and develop techniques for enhancing parenting skills. To learn more, call 443-975-7357.



Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Southern Maryland will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Ruddy Duck, 13200 Dowell Road, Solomons. The guest speaker is Christine Bergmark, executive director of Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SAMDC), who will host a discussion of Maryland’s agribusiness programs. This is followed by lunch. For more information, go to www.newcomersofsomd.org.



The Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland (HRASM) will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Hampton Inn Waldorf, 3750 Crain Hwy., Waldorf. Marisa Sanchez will present this month’s topic: Research shows that organizations with engaged employees have a competitive advantage and are more likely to achieve both revenue and profit goals. Participants will learn the benefits of increasing engagement among employees, discuss strategies to improve engagement and share best practices in employee engagement. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in human resources issues. Cost is $21 for members, $26 for nonmembers, which includes lunch. Deadline for registering is noon on Monday, Jan. 14. To register, go to http://hrasmonline.shrm.org. This seminar is currently pending approval of HRCI credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification.

Thursday, Jan. 17

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert County Chapter 1466, will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, West Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick. There will be a short presentation by Karen Straughn, “Scams: How to Recognize and Avoid Them,” followed by a regular business meeting. Come for an early lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Crystal Palace. Active and retired federal employees, spouses, members, nonmembers and guests are welcome. For NARFE membership information or an application, call 410-586-1441, or email NARFE1466@gmail.com.



The Calvert Marine Museum will host PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the auditorium. Rich Takacs will talk about creating living shorelines at this free presentation.



The College of Southern Maryland will host a Career Starters open house at the Center for Trades and Energy Training from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at 17 Irongate Dr., Waldorf. The open house will introduce CSM’s slate of non-credit training courses for people who want to kickstart a new career in the trades in 10 to 16 weeks. Programs offer training and classes in short sequences for students to gain skills quickly to enter the workforce. During the open house, prospective students can learn about electrical, HVAC, welding, carpentry and plumbing courses, as well as financial assistance options and registration. Attendees can also enter a drawing for an instant scholarship for the spring 2013 semester. For more information, call 301-934-7765, or go to www.csmd.edu/CareerStarters.