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Hollyfield in concert — Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will present a Homespun Coffee House Concert featuring Lynn Hollyfield on Jan. 25 at the Christ Church parish hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico. Blend a powerful, passionate singer, a crisp, acoustic guitar player and a heartfelt observer of the world and you will have singer-songwriter Hollyfield. She will be accompanied by Dave Abe on fiddle and mandolin and Mike Kelly on guitar and banjo. Go to Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Refreshments are available (donations requested). For directions, go to

Miss Motley’s — Miss Motley’s Cafe will feature The Gridloc Band from 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 25. Tickets are $10. A disco will be held from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 26. Tickets are $10. Miss Motley’s is at the Bel Alton High School CDC, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Call 301-392-9794 or go to

Pick 6 — Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold the Six Picks High School exhibit 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Feb. 10 at the center in Smallwood State Park, Marbury.

‘Beach’ bound — Port Tobacco Players will stage Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” through Feb. 10 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for seniors 60 and older, students and members of the military. Call 301-932-6819 or go to

Fundraiser — Area bands will perform at a benefit for Adam Lumpkins, a 5-year-old battling leukemia, noon-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, Mechanicsville. Bands will include No Green Jelly Beenz, R&R Train, Franklin Square Band, Justin Crenshaw, Groove Span and Road House. Tickets are $10 per person, free for children 12 and younger. Call Linda Tippett at 240-925-0133 or Cindy Stone at 240-925-2709.

Appraiser’s Fair — St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold an appraiser’s fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26. Appraisals of jewelry, dolls, U.S. coins and fine arts items such as furniture, pottery, artwork, music boxes, old paper documents, glassware and small antiques will be available. Items will be viewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Appraisal fees for dolls, coins and jewelry items are $5 for the first two items and $10 per additional item. Fine arts items and collectibles are $5 per item with a two-item limit. Call 301-769-2222. Museum is at 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point.

Field trip — Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold a field trip 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 27 at Piscataway Park and Hard Bargain Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Call 301-203-8014.

Prejean to speak — St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host Sister Helen Prejean, author and activist, for a talk at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions. She is the author of two books, “The Death of Innocents” and “Dead Man Walking.” The talk will be held in St. Mary’s Hall at the college in St. Mary’s City. The event is free and open to the public.

’Twilight’ — College of Southern Maryland’s Department of Student Life will hold a Twilight movie marathon from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 1 at the La Plata campus, Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprise Conference Room BI-113/113E. The La Plata Student Activities Committee will screen all five “Twilight” movies in sequential order. Viewing times: “Twilight” at 10 a.m., “Twilight New Moon” at 12:40 p.m., “Twilight Eclipse” at 3:05 p.m., “Twilight Breaking Dawn Part I” at 5:35 p.m. and “Twilight Breaking Dawn Part II” at 8:05 p.m. There will be a 30-minute intermission between each movie. Movie marathon ticket price is $10 per person for all five movies or $6 per person to view any one movie. Movie marathon ticket costs include continental breakfast, popcorn and pizza. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Cash only. Contact 301-870-3008, ext. 7047 or

Art show — The artists of the North End Gallery will host a “Winter’s Tale” show until Jan. 27 at the gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-3130 or go to

Work on display — 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. 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 this month for the Calvert Animal Welfare League. 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.

Concert — The U.S. Air Force Band’s Air Force Strings and the Strolling Strings will perform at Henry E. Lackey High School at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Admission is free. The program includes “Molly on the Shore,” “Dances from Transylvania” and “Suite for Strings.” The school is at 3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head. Call 301-743-5431.

Jeans and bling — American Legion Randolph Furey Auxiliary Unit 170 will hold a Jeans & Bling Dance from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 2 at 4353 Livingston Road, Indian Head. Cost is $10 per person and includes food and music by DJ Tyrone Brown. Best-dressed awards will be given. Call 240-377-8359.

Get set — 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

Harmony — Southern Maryland Sound Tri-County Barbershop Chorus rehearses from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Leonardtown campus of the College of Southern Maryland, Building B, Room 214. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-373-2781.

Jewlery making — CalvART Gallery will offer an art workshop 1-5 p.m. Feb. 2. Artists Mickey Kunkle and Jimmy Cintron will conduct a jewelry-making workshop.. Participants will produce a colorful polymer cabochon gem wrapped with wire to make a pendant and adjustable cord. The class is limited to 10 people at $20 per person, supplies will be included. Register at the gallery or call 410-353-9252. The gallery is in the Prince Frederick Center at routes 231 and 4 between Dreamweaver Cafe and Sakura Restaurant. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. View the gallery at

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.

Civil War discussion — College of Southern Maryland will hold a Civil War book discussion on “America’s War” anthology – Part Two from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 5 on the La Plata campus, Center for Business and Industry, BI-113E, 8730 Mitchell Road. Free. Call 301-934-7606 or email

‘New Look at an Old Road’— Local historian Pete Himmelheber will offer a free lecture on what might be Maryland’s oldest continually used thoroughfare, Mattapany Road. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Historic St. Mary’s City visitor center auditorium, 18751Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. Himmelheber will share his research about the origin of the road’s name and its evolution. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital. Call 240-895-4990 or 800-SMC-1634, or go to

Comedy comes to CSM — College of Southern Maryland’s Department of Student Life will hold a Valentine’s Day comedy dinner show 7-10 p.m. Feb. 14 at the La Plata campus, Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113/113E, 8730 Mitchell Road. Featured will be comedians Sean Larkins and Corwin Oglesby (C-Dawg) of Atlanta, both having worked with Chris Tucker, Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey and Monique. Tickets include dinner and the show. Single ticket $15; couples $25. Cash only. Contact 301-870-3008, ext. 7047 or

Merrylanders — Southern Merry-Landers Square and Round Dance Club will offer free beginning square and round dance lessons 7:15-9:15 p.m. Feb. 15 at John Hanson Middle School, 12350 Vivian Adams Drive, Waldorf. Couples, singles and children 10 and older. Call 301-283-2747.

Fantasy Night — The Mechanicsville Optimist Club will hold its 28th annual Fantasy Night at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville. Musical guest will be No Green Jelly Beenz. Tickets are $125 per couple and include open bar and a buffet dinner. Contact Dennis Reed at 301-884-3628 or or Kim Rye at 240-417-2044 or

Kids’ stuff

Bear it all — Register and drop off a stuffed animal to Teddy Bear Camp Calvert at Calvert Library Prince Frederick 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 4-6. Then, from noon-2 p.m. Feb. 9 bring a picnic lunch and return to the library to pick up your stuffed animal, watch the overnight exploits of the “campers” on a big screen, read stories, play games and make s’mores. Call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or go to

Plan ahead

In the groove — The Indian Head Center for the Arts, which houses the Black Box Theatre, will hold a Valentine’s fundraiser Feb. 15. “All That Jazz,” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jaycees center at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The event will feature Jennifer Cooper and GrooveSpan, a group of popular local musicians, consisting of Cooper with vocals, Carl Reichelt on guitar, Alex Dean on violin, Bill Hones on bass and Paul Christian on drums, covers a repertoire that includes everything from vintage jazz standards to classic rock. However, special request, they will delight with sounds of Sinatra-era music, as well as other jazz favorites, organizers said. The event also will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction. More than 25 auctions items will be available, including furs, jewelry and art. Singles, couples and groups are all welcomed. Seating is limited. Tickets are $55 for singles or $100 per couple. Tables for larger groups are also available. Preferred attire is jazz-inspired smart causal. For reservations, email For specific questions regarding the event, to become a sponsor or to make a donation, call 301-743-3040. Checks may also be mailed to 4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head, MD 20640.

Tour — The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage on May 18 will feature some of Charles County’s private treasures. This year’s tour highlights homes and public spaces from Benedict to Bryantown. Some of the stops on the tour include Maxwell Hall, Wiltshire Plains, Manor of Truman’s Place and Evergreen Farm.Tickets are available for $35 at the door or $30 in advance at the day of the tour, the American Legion Jameson Harrison Post 238 at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville will serve as the information center. Call Mary Pat Berry at 301-934-2999.