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Wednesday, Jan. 23

The Calvert County Health Department will offer a flu vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 975 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, on the second floor of the health department. Cost is $20, cash or check only; Medicare Part B is accepted. Vaccine supply is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 410-535-5400, or go to www.calverthealth.org.

“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

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.



The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company will present “The Empty Chair” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Prince Frederick Campus. The setting is a counseling center for teenagers suffering from substance abuse. The show is not suitable for younger audiences. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact bxoffc@csmd.edu, go to www.csmd.edu/Arts or call 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199 or 301-870-2309, ext. 7828.



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.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Party Bracelets class from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 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.



The Northern High School Future Business Leaders of America will host their 10th annual auction, “A Decade Later,” on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the school. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for seating. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at the door. For more information, contact Nancy Cohen, NHS FBLA advisor, at cohenn@calvertnet.k12.md.us.



Artworks@7th will host artist Megan Richard and poet Elisavietta Ritchie from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9100 Bay Ave., North Beach. They will launch their collaborative book, “Feathers, or, Love on the Wing,” and will be present to sign and talk about the book, which features poems about birds and certain people collaged with imagery of feathers Ritchie collected and the watercolors of Richard. Some of the artists’ paintings and the author’s other books will also be on display. For more information, contact Suzanne Shelden at sheldenstudios@comcast.net, Richard at megrichard14@gmail.com or Ritchie at elisavietta.ritchie@gmail.com.



The American Chestnut Land Trust will host a Vine Vindicator Work Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26. Work to improve native plant species on ACLT lands by identifying and removing non-native invasive plant species. Meet at the ACLT north side trailhead at 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick. Bring work gloves and loppers or clippers. To participate, email volunteer@acltweb.org, or call 410-414-3400.



There will be a dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 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.



SoMD College Access Network will host a financial aid night, “FAFSA: Line by Line Seminar,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Huntingtown High School auditorium. In the case of inclement weather, the seminar will be Feb. 9. Parents and guardians of all middle and high school students are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 410-474-0742.



There will be an oldies dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 26, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach in the upper level ballroom. Music from the 1950s through 1970s will be featured, and cost of $10 includes fountain sodas, draft beer and snacks. A cash bar and food are also available. For more information, call Fred Baumgarner at 301-855-6466.



A benefit for Adam Lumpkins, a 5 year old who is battling cancer, will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. There will be a 50/50 raffle, bake sale, vendors, silent and brown bag auctions, The Magic Men and food for sale. Music will be provided by NGJB, R&R Train, Franklin Square Band, Justin Crenshaw, Groove Span and Road House with sound provided by Troy Jones. Cost is $10, free for children under 12. All proceeds go to Adam C. Lumpkins Trust Fund. For donations or more information, email prayingforadam@gmail.com.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary will host “Nature’s Explorers: Feeding Time” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2880 Grays Road, Prince Frederick. Help feed the turtles, watch as crickets disappear in the blink of an eye and see a snake swallow its prey whole. In addition, a hands-on activity will teach how different bird beaks are designed for feeding on different foods. Snacks will be provided. The program is designed for children ages 6 to 9. Adult participation is encouraged, and reservations are required. Call 410-535-5327.



Chesapeake Community Chorus will practice from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Contact Larry Brown at 301-855-7477 for more information.



The College of Southern Maryland will host a financial aid/FAFSA workshop at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the La Plata Campus Center for Science and Technology in the Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Atrium. Staff will guide parents and students in filling out the FAFSA application, which determines a family’s eligibility for financial assistance and must be submitted for students to be competitive for financial aid and scholarships. Prior to the event, attendees should obtain a PIN number and complete a pre-application worksheet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Bring student and parent records, such as Social Security numbers, 2012 federal income tax returns, 2012 W-2 statements and untaxed income records like Social Security, TANF, SNAP and VA benefits. The workshop is free. Register by email at fadasst@csmd.edu, or call 301-934-7531 and press “0” to leave a message.



The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will host a field trip, “Winter Waterfowl and Resident Birds,” from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 27, at Piscataway Park and Hard Bargain Farm. The varied habitat of woods, farm fields and edges provides a great variety of birds. RSVP is required. Contact leader Chris Ordiway at 301-203-8014 to register and obtain meeting place directions.

Monday, Jan. 28

There will be a Monday Memories guided tour of Point Farm at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 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.



Southern Maryland Battle Buddies will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 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.