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Friday, Jan. 18

Friends of Calvert Library will host the annual Books & Bubbly party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. There will be live entertainment in the form of author Christine Trent and music by the All Saints House Band. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Calvert Library. For more information call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.



Aqua Squares will host a Square Dance Open House from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Families, singles or couples are invited to try out square dancing at this free event. For more information, call Elaine Reilly at 301-855-7937 or Bernie Ridgell at 301-863-8054, email aquasquaresclub@yahoo.com or go to www.aquasquaredancers.org.



The Calvert Marine Museum will present Sea Squirts: Wacky Weather from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Special guest Jennifer Anderson from Musik Garten will present the program, sponsored by PNC Bank. The event is free, but space is limited to 40 people; preregistration is suggested. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.



There will be a fried shrimp and hushpuppies dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, hosted by the auxiliary, in the upper level dining room. Cost is $10 and includes a side, coleslaw and a beverage. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



There will be a membership meeting for the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 301-855-6466.

Saturday, Jan. 19

There will be a yard and bake sale from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, at the corner of Cove Point and H.G. Trueman roads in Lusby. All proceeds benefit St. Paul UMC Youth Ministries. For more information, call 410-326-4475.



The United Methodist Women of Mt. Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church will have a community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. All you can eat includes bacon, sausage, scrapple, creamed chipped beef, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, omelet, hash browns, pancakes/waffles, grits, biscuits, pastries, fruit and beverages.



The sixth annual Erica Weems Scholarship Fund Alumni Basketball will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Huntingtown High School, featuring men and women’s alumni teams from decades past. Cost is $5, though additional donations will be accepted at the door. Make checks payable to Patuxent High School. For more information, contact Bea Weems at 443-975-0314.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites the community to join renowned Chesapeake Bay artist Marc Castelli from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, for the Waterman Photography Slide Show & Talk. Castelli will present his photography, “A Year on the Water, August 2011 - August 2012,” with images ranging from Bohemia River to Tangier Island. He will discuss the bay, watermen and their harvest through the year and conditions and circumstances in which they work. Admission is free for members and children ages 5 and under; regular admission fees apply for nonmembers. For more information, go to www.annmariegarden.org.



Calvert County Special Olympics will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Church by the Chesapeake, 3255 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic. Meal also includes salad, bread, iced tea, lemonade, water and dessert. All proceeds go toward helping local special athletes participate in sports. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for children under 3. Make checks payable to “SOCC” and send them to P.O. Box 672, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information, contact Stefany Lang at 76slang@gmail.com or 410-257-5079.



The Dunkirk Baptist Church Men’s Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Fellowship Hall. Join others for great food, fellowship and a guest speaker. Local missions will follow. For more information, email men@dunkirkbaptistchurch.org.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites guests to visit and engage with artists from Saturday, Jan. 19, through March 24, daily. The Main Gallery will be transformed into artist studios during this time, providing a serene retreat and experimental space for artists to develop new work while allowing visitors the opportunity to appreciate the artistic process. Their work will be featured in the Living Gallery exhibition April 5 through May 19. For more information, go to www.annmariegarden.org.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Naturalist Karyn Molines will host a walk at Flag Ponds Nature Park at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Lusby. Participants will learn to identify evergreen plants, including ferns, fern allies, herbaceous and woody plants. The event is recommended for adults or older teens. Participants should wear warm clothes for standing around outside. Other items that may be useful are a 10x hand lens, binoculars and field guides. There is an entrance fee to Flag Ponds of $3 per vehicle (free with a 2013 sticker). Registration is strongly encouraged. Register online at www.calvertparks.org, or call the Calvert County Natural Resources office during business hours at 410-535-5327.



The 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will start at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 10 Fairground Road, Prince Frederick. Citizens of Southern Maryland and members of churches and congregations are invited to celebrate the Rev. King’s life and legacy for free. School, church and community groups and other youths who wish to display their unique talents in the “Youth and Young Adult Stage of Life” display must present their entries by 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Victoria Lodge No. 71 F&AM, PHA, and co-sponsored by the Calvert County NAACP, Concerned Black Men of Calvert County, Concerned Black Women of Calvert County and the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County. For more information on the youth display, contact any public school principal, Joyce Freeland at 410-535-0413, Josephus Harris at 410-535-5558, Joseph Parran at 410-535-4365 or Brenda Wallace at 301-855-1939.



Richard LaMotte, sea glass expert and author of “Pure Sea Glass,” will be at the Calvert Marine Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Bring sea glass for identification and learn more about these treasures. Jewelry artists will be on hand with their handcrafted sea glass creations and the museum store will feature many new sea glass pieces available for purchase. Sunday Conversations are free events. For more information, contact Maureen Baughman, store manager, at 410-326-2750 or baughmmp@co.cal.md.us.



“In the Bay,” a Junior Girl Scout badge program, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Calvert Marine Museum. Fee is $11. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41, to register.

Chesapeake Community Chorus will practice from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Contact Larry Brown at 301 855-7477 for more information.

Monday, Jan. 21

Otter Day will run all day Monday, Jan. 21, at the Calvert Marine Museum. It’s the otters’ 10th birthday, and the museum invites the community to celebrate. Start the day with breakfast with the otters. Learn about otter enrichment, habitat and the mischief these mammals get into; go behind the scenes to talk with a keeper and observe a feeding; and enjoy a continental breakfast. Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult to participate. Then, throughout the day, create toys for the otters to play with, enjoy special behind-the-scenes tours, enter a raffle to win original otter art and have a piece of cake while the otters enjoy their own special birthday cupcakes. Fee for the breakfast is $15, $10 for museum members, and includes museum admission. To register, call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will celebrate Martin Luther King Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The public is invited to create a community art installation in honor of a dream. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. For more information, call 410-326-4640.



The NAACP Calvert County Branch will host the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Rod’N’Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach. For fee and payment information, call 410-535-2730.



There will be a Monday Memories guided tour of Point Farm at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 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.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host artLAB Mom’s Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5. These lightly guided sessions will help children make great art, fun toys, creative costumes and new friends. Cost is $7 per parent/child pair, $2 for each additional child. No registration is required. For more information, call 410-326-4640.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host School’s Out, Art is In, a full-day program, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, for grades kindergarten through second and third through fifth. Students will learn about the animal kingdom through art, with a specific focus on “Magnificent Mammals.” Cost is $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Preregister at 410-326-4640; space is limited. For more information, go to www.annmariegarden.org.



Southern Maryland Battle Buddies will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 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.



The next meeting of the Dyslexia Support Network will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 2341 KIngston Creek Road, California, Md. For more information, contact Laura Schultz at dyslexiasomd@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Calvert County Council of PTAs will hold its monthly meeting open to the public at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Brooks Administration Building, and will discuss school safety issues following the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14. The meeting will feature Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith, who will address safety issues for CCPS as well as educational issues for the upcoming legislative session of the Maryland state legislative session this spring. For more information, call 443-624-4484.



Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will be taking applications for Energy Assistance from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Calvert County Department of Social Services, located at 200 Duke St. in Prince Frederick. Applicants may bring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications on site that day. For more information, call 410-535-1010, ext. 200.



There will be a casual Tuesday dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower level dining room. Menu will include homemade pizza. Cost is $10 and includes a beverage. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



Auditions for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra 2013 spring season will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Chopticon High School. Any young musicians entering grades 6 through 12 with at least one year of musical study may audition. Younger musicians who can play at level 4 may audition and, at the discretion of the director, may be accepted. Non-traditional orchestral instruments are welcome to audition. To register for an audition, go to www.smyorchestra.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

“The Big Conversation: What Are the Gaps in Your Health Care?” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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.



Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is recruiting docents for its 2013 training course, which will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 23 and running for 10 weeks through March 27. This intensive program will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the archaeology, history and culture of Southern Maryland with a specific focus on the land where JPPM sits today in St. Leonard. Examine techniques and education strategies for engaging museum visitors in meaningful explorations of the past. Classes will be presented by professional archaeologists, historians and JPPM staff. Class size is limited and registration is required. Tuition and fees are $15; materials will be provided.



Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will be taking applications for Energy Assistance from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at S.M.I.L.E. Ecumenical Ministries, located at 10290 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. Applicants may bring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications on site that day. For more information, call 410-535-1010, ext. 200.



Ready by 21 will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Family ACCESS Center, sponsored by the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau. This group is for ages 16 to 21 and focuses on adult readiness. Community leaders will provide information on readiness for higher education and employment. Youth will develop skills in resume writing, job interviews, financial management and the college application process.



Auditions for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra 2013 spring season will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Chopticon High School. Any young musicians entering grades 6 through 12 with at least one year of musical study may audition. Younger musicians who can play at level 4 may audition and, at the discretion of the director, may be accepted. Non-traditional orchestral instruments are welcome to audition. To register for an audition, go to www.smyorchestra.org.



University of Maryland Extension will host Annie’s Project, for the Southern Maryland region, during the winter of 2013. The course will include eight sessions, beginning from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, and running through March 20, at the Prince George’s County Extension Office in Clinton. Annie’s Project focuses on farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision-making and to build local networks throughout the state. Cost is $75. Space is limited. For more information, call 301-868-9366, or go to www.anniesproject.umd.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will be taking applications for Energy Assistance from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Calvert County Department of Social Services, located at 200 Duke St. in Prince Frederick. Applicants may bring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications on site that day. For more information, call 410-535-1010, ext. 200.



The Calvert Marine Museum will present Little Minnows: Sense-sational from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Find out how to use different senses to learn more about the world at this program for children ages 3 to 5. Fee is $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers; preregistration is suggested. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.



Auditions for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra 2013 spring season will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Chopticon High School. Any young musicians entering grades 6 through 12 with at least one year of musical study may audition. Younger musicians who can play at level 4 may audition and, at the discretion of the director, may be accepted. Non-traditional orchestral instruments are welcome to audition. To register for an audition, go to www.smyorchestra.org.

Friday, Jan. 25

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Party Bracelets class from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with Mickey Kunkle. Learn a version of macrame and use an array of beads to create a party bracelet. A materials list is provided at registration. Cost is $50 for nonmembers, $45 for members. Call 410-326-4640 to register.



There will be a dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Solomons. The Alumni Players will perform “Friends to the End,” a comedy mystery, and Thompsons Seafood will serve a buffet dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $33. For more information and reservations, call 410-326-3008.



There will be a meatloaf dinner with all the trimmings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in the lower level dining room on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



Auditions for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra 2013 spring season will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Chopticon High School. Any young musicians entering grades 6 through 12 with at least one year of musical study may audition. Younger musicians who can play at level 4 may audition and, at the discretion of the director, may be accepted. Non-traditional orchestral instruments are welcome to audition. To register for an audition, go to www.smyorchestra.org.