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Friday, Feb. 1

There will be a bake sale fundraiser for Gianna Grace, a 17-month-old girl recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Giant Food in Prince Frederick. There will also be raffles and door prizes provided by local businesses. For more information, email bakingforgianna@yahoo.com.



First Free Friday at the Calvert Marine Museum will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Come meet the Calvert County watermen, who will share their experiences in the maritime gallery from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will play in the auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be docents in every gallery to answer your questions, and the store will be open.



There will be a baked chicken and mashed potatoes dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. Commander Jack will be whipping up his world-famous chicken with all the trimmings and salad. The cost is $10 and includes a beverage. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



There will be a dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 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.



Calvert Memorial Hospital and the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in classrooms 1 and 2, which are located in the KeepWell Center in the basement of the hospital. There is a critical need for blood. To make a lifesaving donation, call 410-535-8233 or 301-855-1012, ext. 8233.



There will be a “Twilight” movie marathon from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprise Conference Room. The student activities committee will screen all five movies in sequential order, with “New Moon” starting at 12:40 p.m., “Eclipse” starting at 3:05 p.m., “Breaking Dawn Part I” at 5:35 p.m. and “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, cash only. Movie marathon ticket costs include continental breakfast, popcorn and pizza. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. For more information, email JLesesne@csmd.edu, call 301-870-3008, ext. 7047, or go to www.csmd.edu/StudentLife.



The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company will present “The Empty Chair” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A auditorium. 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.

Saturday, Feb. 2

There will be a bake sale fundraiser for Gianna Grace, a 17-month-old girl recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Roland’s in Chesapeake Beach. There will also be raffles and door prizes provided by local businesses. For more information, email bakingforgianna@yahoo.com.



Artworks@7th will host “Pots, Paints and Print” during the month of February, with an opening reception from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Meet raku pots artist Ray Bogle and painter Carol Wade, and see their work. The emphasis is on nature and texture with an added dimension of type or printed sheet music.



There will be a Teddy Bear Tea Party from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp. Bring a favorite stuffed animal or teddy bear to learn what all mammals have in common. Take a close-up look at some bones and skins from local mammals, take the stuffed animals for a walk and have a snack. Adult participation is encouraged for this program for kids ages 3 to 5 years. Go to calvertparks.org/register.html to register.



There will be a Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser spaghetti dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and under. Proceeds will go to United Methodist Committee on Relief. For more information, call 410-535-3177.



There will be an Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation in Maryland class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Southern Community Center in Lusby. The class will introduce participants and licensed rehabbers to basic medical practices and care of wild animals to include state and federal licensing requirements. Lunch is provided, and a tour of Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center will follow. Preregistration and a $35 non-refundable fee is required. Class attendees must be 18 years or older. To register, call Bonnie at 301-922-4325 or email owrcsecbonnie@msn.com, or contact Ron at 410-326-0937.



The first Maker’s Market of 2013 will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in the Arts Building. The theme is Valentine’s, featuring homemade, homegrown and handmade products, including photography, jewelry, watercolor paintings, wool products, jams and baked goods. Annmarie Garden will have a winter sale in conjunction with the market. Admission is free, and parking is located in the parking lot and adjacent field. For more information, go to www.annmariegarden.org, or call 410-326-4640.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host an Introduction to Stained Glass class from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Learn the fundamentals behind stained glass art while exploring the copper foil technique. Cut, shape and grind glass, and learn foiling and soldering techniques to make a small sun catcher for a window. All materials are included. Cost is $45 for nonmembers, $40 for members. To register, call 410-326-4640, or go to www.annmariegarden.org.



There will be a dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 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 CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick will host a jewelry making workshop featuring artists Mickey Kunkle and Jimmy Cintron from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, produce a colorful polymer cabochon gem wrapped with wire to make a pendant and simple adjustable cord. Class is limited to 10 people; cost is $20 and includes supplies. Call 410-535-9252 to register.



Groove Span Duo, Jennifer Cooper and Carl Reichelt, will perform jazz favorites from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Back Creek Bistro in Solomons. For more information, go to www.backcreekbistro.com.



The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will host a Winter Waterfowl field trip from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Call or email leader Tyler Bell at 301-862-4623 or jtylerbell@yahoo.com to RSVP and for directions to the meeting location.



The Redwine Jazz Trio will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the West Lawn Inn. There is no cover charge, and diners have priority seating. For more information, go to www.westlawninn.com.



A teleconference to discuss the forming of a Southern Maryland Homeowners Association Council will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 2, for elected homeowners’ association members to able to discuss successes, pitfalls, etc., with their elected peers. To obtain the dial-in number, call 301-848-3476.



The Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers will host a five-session Beginning Beekeeping course during February at the Charlotte Hall Library. The first session is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The honeybee is a beneficial insect, but the stresses of modern environment are making survival a challenge. To learn about improving pollination, producing honey or improving the environment for the honeybee, this is a gateway course. Cost is $40. Course is limited to the first 50 respondents. To check availability and to enroll, call Ralph Whipkey at 240-925-2196, or email him at ralphwhipkey@gmail.com.



The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company will present “The Empty Chair” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A auditorium. 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.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a beginner/intermediate “Wheel with Alternate Firing Techniques” pottery class with Ray Bogle, an eight-class series, beginning Sunday, Feb. 3. Times vary. Learn wheel-throwing techniques. Detailed instruction will be provided, covering raku firing and pit firing techniques. Students can expect to produce up to 15 wheel-thrown pieces. Call 410-326-4640 to register; cost is $240 for nonmembers, $225 for members.



A Brownies badge program, “In the Mud,” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Calvert Marine Museum. Cost is $11. Preregistration is required; call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.



Super Bowl Sub Sunday will be at noon Sunday, Feb. 3, at Friendship United Methodist Church. Enjoy fresh, custom-made ham, turkey or Italian coldcut subs perfect for watching the game. Pre-order or order in person by noon; call 410-257-7133, or email bsuedean@comcast.net. Proceeds benefit local mission projects.



There will be a bake sale fundraiser for Gianna Grace, a 17-month-old girl recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at McKay’s in Leonardtown. There will also be raffles and door prizes provided by local businesses, and a special appearance by Batman of Southern Maryland Superheroes; attendees have a chance to win an appearance from Batman at their next event. For more information, email bakingforgianna@yahoo.com.

Monday, Feb. 4

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will host Puppet Playtime: Whistle Pigs and Other Animals that Hibernate from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Learn what animals hibernate and what a whistle pig is through indoor activity stations and a puppet show. Take a short walk to look for places where hibernating animals might hide. Adult participation is required for this program for kids ages 5 and under. Go to calvertparks.org/register.html to register.



Teddy Bear Camp Calvert will start Monday, Feb. 4, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Register and drop off a stuffed animal at the library from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 6. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9, return for a picnic lunch to pick up the stuffed animal, watch the overnight exploits of the “campers” on a big screen, read stories, play games and make s’mores. For more information, contact Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291, or go to http://calvert.lib.md.us.



Southern Maryland Battle Buddies will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 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.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host artLAB Mom’s Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 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.



There will be a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Dunkirk Baptist Church. Stop by the church, or call 800-RED-CROSS, to make a life-saving donation.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

The 16th annual Relay For Life of Calvert County kick-off will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Calvert High School cafeteria, 600 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Invited are all team captians and participants, community leaders, those who want to start a new team and businesses and organizations that would like to be part of the largest American Cancer Society fundraiser in the state. For more information, go to www.calvertcountyrelayforlife.org, contact Jennifer Faulkner at 888-603-4304 or Jennifer.Faulkner@cancer.org, or contact Paula Rosnage at 410-535-1668 or paulaccrelaycomcast.net.



Kings Landing Park will host “Jack Frost” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Come dressed in winter clothes and find Jack Frost in the park. Adult participation is encouraged for this program for kids ages 3 to 5. Go to calvertparks.org/register.html to register.



The public is invited to a regional stakeholder outdoor recreation evaluation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, 6600 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is asking citizens in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties for input on state outdoor recreation facilities and services in Southern Maryland. This evaluation is the first step in a comprehensive statewide effort to enhance existing recreation areas, including state parks, forests, wildlife areas and trails. The public input will help guide the update of the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Calvert Coffee Connections will welcome new professional and business women to its inaugural complementary “Wine Tasting & Lite Fare” event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Heavenly Chicken and Ribs, 10812 Town Center Blvd., Dunkirk. Small business owners, entrepreneurs or other professional women working in the Southern Maryland region may meet other businesses and share their products or services. To attend, RSVP to CalvertCoffeeConnection@gmail.com by Feb. 4, call 410-980-5771 or connect on Twitter at @ConnectCalvert.



Calvert County teenagers hoping to secure a summer job are invited to the Teen Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Teens are encouraged to come prepared for on-the-spot interviews, ready to fill out applications and dressed for success. For more information, call 410-257-2554. The event is free, but preregistration is encouraged. Employers interested in signing up for the event can call 410-257-2554 to register. The event is hosted by Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Northern Area.



“The Big Conversation: Health Care … A Right, Responsibility or Privilege?” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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.



The Calvert Library Prince Frederick will present a romantic drama based on Audrey Niffenegger’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30 p.m. 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. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.



A parent support group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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.



The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center will present “Citizen Havel” to kick off its five-week “Bridges to the World” international film series, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Center Hall, Building II, California, Md. A film from a different nation will be shown each week, chosen by the embassies of their respective countries. Each film will be followed by a discussion. Seating is first come, first serve. To learn more about the films and for a complete schedule, call 301-737-2500, or go to www.smhec.org.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Calvert Toastmasters Club will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick. Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. For more information, contact Belinda Denton at 443-624-2402 or bdcapuano@msn.com, or go to http://calvert.toastmastersclubs.org.



The Calvert Marine Museum will host PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the auditorium. Henry Miller will present a historical perspective with “An Overview of Human Use of the Chesapeake through History.”



Dr. Paul Foley will discuss the major cause of stroke, blockage of the carotid arteries, at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Lunch & Learn in classroom 1. Cost is $10 and preregistration is required. Call 410-535-8233.



Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host “Step on Up” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 through March 14, at the Family ACCESS Center. This group for boys ages 12 to 14 focuses on transitioning from boys to men. Community leaders will share information on character development, healthy relationships, managing emotions, career choices and building self-esteem. To learn more, call 443-975-7357.



Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host “Best Foot Forward” at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 through March 14, at the Family ACCESS Center. This group for girls ages 13 to 16 focuses on enhancing social skills. Community leaders will share information on academic success, healthy relationships, self-confidence, career options, leadership skills and financial management. To learn more, call 443-975-7357.



Local historian Pete Himmelheber will offer a free lecture on Mattapany Road at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center. Mattapany Road may be Maryland’s oldest continually used thoroughfare. Himmelheber will share his research about the origin of the road’s name and its evolution, the paths it has taken and the development that stood along its shoulders. For more information, call 240-895-4990, or email info@stmaryscity.org.



The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company will present “The Empty Chair” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the La Plata Campus, Black Box Theatre, room FA-143. 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.