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Last chance for ‘Brighton Beach’ — 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. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. 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

Music at Miss Motley’s — Miss Motley’s Cafe will host Rise and Shine Band 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8. Cover charge is $10. The Stone Pleasure Band and DJ Larry Hicks will play 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 9. Tickets $45 per couple, $25 per person includes dinner. Must be 21 to attend. Cash bar. Semiformal attire. The Gridloc Band will perform 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 22. Cover charge is $10. Must be 21 to attend. Cafe is at the Bel Alton High School CDC, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Call 301-392-9794 or go to

Dance the night away — A salsa social will be held from 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8 for dancers 16 and older. Lessons will be given 9:15-9:45 p.m. at the House of Dance, 24620 Three Notch Road, Hollywood. Cost is $15 per person, $28 per couple at the door. Go to

Take a trip — College of Southern Maryland will hold “The Musical Stories of Journeys” at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 on the Leonardtown campus, 22950 Hollywood Road. Appropriate for high school age and older. Free. Email or call 301-934-7828.

It’s in the cards — Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pitch card party Feb. 8 at the firehouse, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open at 7 p.m., and games start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 301-888-1888.

‘The Things We Love’ — Love painting, pottery, photography, woodturning, jewelry, fused glass? Calvert Gallery has it. The show runs until March 3. Meet the artists at a reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 9. CalvART Gallery offers regular showings of new art by its members and special exhibits by nonmembers. Gallery is in the Prince Frederick Center at routes 231 and 4. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Go to, or call 410-535-9252.

Antiques — La Plata High School will hold an antiques show and sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the school, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata. Refreshments and door prizes. Admission is $5. Call 301-259-2411 or email

Valentine’s show — I Am Intention will headline a concert from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Joseph’s Church hall, 4590 St. Joseph’s Way, Pomfret. Tickets are $10 at the door. Other bands will include Thrown to the Depths, Of the Beloved, Borderline and Law Less. Go to

Big music, big fun — The Veterans of Foreign Wars will host the Big Boy Little Band at 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The band features Bret Littlehales (harmonica and vocals), Matt Kelley (guitar and vocals), Robby Leebrick (drums) and Wolf Crescenze (bass). No cover; open to the public. Go to The VFW is at 23282 Three Notch Road, California. Call 301-862-3247.

Date night — The Waldorf Elks Lodge at 2210 Old Washington Road will hold a Valentine’s Day dinner dance Feb. 9. Spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m., followed by dancing to the Roadhouse Band. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 301-645-2421 for tickets.

Bugeye Ball — Calvert Marine Museum’s Bugeye Ball will be held Feb. 9. The ball will offer an exotic evening of dining, dancing and casino gaming. Ken’s Creative Kitchen will prepare a menu inspired by the cuisines of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. Live music by the Big Money Band. Tickets are $150 each. A trip to San Francisco will be raffled. Chances are $50 each, and 500 tickets will be sold. Go to or call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or 18 for details.

Art show — The artists of the North End Gallery will host an invitational show until March 31 at the gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Call 301-475-3130 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.

Work on display — The art center in Prince Frederick is showing work by artists Suzanne Shelden, Lonnie Harkins, Monica Richards, Faith Gaillot, Michelle Steiger, Gee Freedman and Mark Hayes. The gallery is at 559 Solomons Island Road. Call Jill DeVries at 443-975-7313.

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.

Bluegrass — Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will perform Feb. 10 at American Legion Post 238, routes 231 and 381, Hughesville. Doors open at noon; show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers will play March 24. Call 301-737-3004. Go to

At the library — From 2-4 p.m. Feb. 11, adults will explore the basics of using a digital camera at the Charlotte Hall library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. Free. Registration required at 301-884-2211. An introduction to genealogy will be offered 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Lexington Park library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Free. Registration required. At 6 p.m. Feb. 11, there will be a discussion of “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” at the Lexington Park library. Call 301-863-8188. 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 “C-Dawg” Oglesby 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 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.

Open blues jam — An open blues jam featuring Tom Maxwell (guitar and vocals), Andy Poxon (guitar and vocals) and Aidan Brody (guitar), along with Mike O’Donnell (drums) and Wolf Crescenze (bass) will be held 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Country Store, 41566 Medleys Neck Road, Leonardtown. Blues musicians are welcome to play. Musicians should bring instruments. No cover charge. Go to Call 301-475-6820.

In the groove — The Indian Head Center for the Arts will hold a fundraiser Feb. 15. “All That Jazz” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. The event will feature Jennifer Cooper and GrooveSpan. The event will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $55 for singles or $100 per couple. For reservations, email For specific questions regarding the event, to become a sponsor or to make a donation, call 301-743-3040.

Second Saturday event — “From the Ground Up” will be presented at Sotterley at 1 and 3 p.m. March 9. From the basement to the attic of Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House, there are numerous nooks and crannies rarely seen by most people. Presented by Sotterley’s restoration manager, the tour will reveal how the structure was built and what the various spaces tell us about history. Limited to 16 people per tour. Snow date March 23. Advance reservations only. The cost is $15 per person. For ages 13 and older. Walking required. Purchase tickets at