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Friday, Feb. 8

The Sons of the American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach will host a fish dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Cost is $10 and includes fish, macaroni and cheese, a vegetable, salad and tea.



Chesapeake Ranch Estates Timebank will host a potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the administration building on the lower level. Come meet neighbors and learn what services they can assist with. Earn a first-time dollar by attending, another by bringing a dish and another by bringing a friend. Dinners will be the second Friday of each month. For more information, contact coordinator Cathy Zumbrun at cretimebank@comcast.net.



The Community Mediation Center of Calvert will host a Friends and Lovers Bistro at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Solomons Island Yacht Club, 14604 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Enjoy performer Gretchen Richie, a sip of wine, tasty tidbits, a silent auction and all that jazz. Admission is $25. Seating is limited. Call 443-295-7456 for tickets, mail checks to CMCC, P.O. Box 807, Solomons, MD 20688 or order online through PayPal at www.calvert-mediation.org.



The Arts Council of Calvert County will host “Foodies Poetry,” an open mic night, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick. The event will feature local writer Carol Harvat, who will share some poems from her collection, “Recipes for Life,” and Running Hare Vineyard wines and Ruddy Duck beer with hors d’oeuvres from Dream Weaver Events and Catering.



There will be an AARP Driver Safety Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Mary’s Hospital for drivers 50 and older. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 301-475-6019. There is no test.



“The Musical Stories of Journeys” will start at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus, Building A in the auditorium. David Hildebrand offers audience members a mixture of mostly live musical selections, plus some recorded, accompanied by appropriate images as they take in the ballads and songs that tell the stories of American journeys throughout the nation. Songs tell the stories of sailors, commercial fisherman, political candidates, migrant workers and more. The event is free. To attend, email bxoffc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828 or go to www.csmd.edu/arts.



House of Dance will host a salsa social from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 8, at 24620 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, Md., with lessons running from 9:15 to 9:45 p.m. Practice steps, connect with the dance community and enjoy energetic salsa music, club Latin music and some world beats. Cost is $15 per person, $28 per couple at the door, or $13 per person and $26 per couple online at www.thehouseofdance.org.



The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company will present “The Empty Chair” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 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.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Cove Point Nature Heritage Trust will host a nature walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Hellen Creek Forest and Wildlife Preserve located off Clifton driveway on the left with the number 11785 posted, in Lusby. Follow to the end where the heritage trust’s sign is located. Bring a camera and binoculars to check for waterfowl and eagles. For more information, call 410-394-1300, or email cpnht@comcast.net.



There will be a line-by-line FAFSA workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Huntingtown High School auditorium, sponsored by Southern Maryland College Access Network. Get answers to any questions regarding the FAFSA. All county high school senior parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. Go to www.somdcan.org, or call Shelby Potts at 410-474-0742, for further information.



The Calvert Animal Welfare League will host a Valentine’s Day event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Adoption Center, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. “Open Your Heart to a Homeless Animal” will feature fun, food and furry friends, along with a bake sale, kissing booth, raffles, gifts, sweets, pet wear, vendors, pet adoptions, Calvert Kettle Corn, Sweet Dreams Candy Shoppe and more. For more information, call 410-535-9300, or email cawl@comcast.net.



A Texas Hold’em Tournament will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, to benefit the United Way of Calvert County. Royal candidates for the 2013 Mardi Gras, Beverly Brown, Clif Bridegum and James Piatt, organized the tournament to raise more funds for local nonprofits whose programs improve the education, financial stability and health of people living in Calvert County. The tournament features a $100 buy-in, with the winner taking home 10 percent of the total pot. Blinds are 20 minutes, starting at $25 and $50, with no rebuys. Spectators are welcome to attend for $20 a person. A delicious spread, along with snacks, drinks and beer courtesy of Budweiser will be offered. Raffle Tickets will also be available for a free night at the Hilton Garden Inn Solomons on Tiki Bar opening weekend. For event questions or to RSVP, call 443-684-2184, or e-mail Clif@yourdigitalsalesman.com, Beverly.brown@hilton.com or James.piatt@cengllc.com. To learn more about United Way of Calvert County, go to www.unitedwaycalvert.org.



There will be a country dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 9, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the upper level ballroom. Teachers will provide one-hour lessons starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



The 2013 Bugeye Ball will be Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Calvert Marine Museum. Enjoy an evening of Pacific Rim themed dining, dancing and casino gaming. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco. Ken’s Creative Kitchen will prepare a menu inspired by the cuisines of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. There will be live music and prizes. Tickets to the event are $150 each and proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of the museum. For more information, go to www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/events/bugeye-ball.php#EventInformation. The museum will be closed.



There will be an opening reception for “Things I Love” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick. Works of art for loved ones by the gallery’s artists, including fused glass, photography, pottery, jewelry and paintings, will be featured. Show runs through March 3.



The Calvert County NAACP will host its Summit Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the American Legion Gray Ray Post 220, Sixes Road, Prince Frederick. The breakfast is free, but RSVP is encouraged so that enough food may be prepared. Come listen to discussion topics of interest to local citizens. For more information or to confirm attendance, call 410-535-2730 or 410-535-2506.



Michael W. Twitty, well-known food historian, will present a mouth watering talk and demonstration of “Chesapeake Bay Foodways, from an African American Perspective,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center. Admission is $5; no reservations are required. For more information, go to www.annmariegarden.org, or call 410-326-4640.



Teddy Bear Camp Calvert’s picnic lunch will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Participants may pick up their stuffed animals at this time, 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.



The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the West Lawn Inn. There is no cover charge, and diners will have priority seating. For more information, go to www.westlawninn.com.



The Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland will meet for discussions and night sky observations at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. For more information, call 301-602-5251, or email tom_dugan@hotmail.com.



Maryland Defense Force will hold an informational recruiting session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at the La Plata National Guard Armory, 14 W. Hawthorne Dr. (just off U.S. Route 301), La Plata. Since 1917, the MDDF is the volunteer arm of the Maryland Military Department and is establishing a presence in Southern Maryland to support Maryland Air National Guard, Maryland Army National Guard and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. It is seeking volunteers (officers and enlisted members) from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, from all walks of life, to include former members of the military, physicians, nurses, paramedics and EMTs, engineers, lawyers, legal assistants, chaplains and any qualified Marylanders between the ages of 17 and 65 wanting to train and serve their communities in times of emergency while in uniform. For more information and to learn more, go to mddf.maryland.gov, or email ggertz@mddf.us.



The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company will present “The Empty Chair” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 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.

Sunday, Feb. 10

There will be an all-you-can-eat Sweetheart Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. For a very special treat, bring the sweetheart to start off the day with a hearty breakfast, including Chef Charlotte’s Belgian waffles with strawberries and cream, sausage, scrapple, bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, biscuits, pastries, fruit and chipped beef. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6. Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



SoMD College Access Network will host College Goal Sunday for high school seniors from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. In the case of inclement weather, it will be Feb. 24. Registration is required. For more information, call 410-474-0742.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Valentine’s class for couples, “Personalized Precious Metal Clay Pendants,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, with Mickey Kunkle. Discover a quick and easy way to work with fine silver precious metal clay and learn to sculpt, imprint and torch charms to create finished pieces of pure silver jewelry. Participants must bring their own precious metal clay, which can be purchased at a local bead store. Cost is $60 per couple for nonmembers, $55 per couple for members. To register, call 410-326-4640, or go to www.annmariegarden.org.



The Ward Virts Piano Series will feature The Misto Di Voci Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, in room 119. David Yarbrough will play violin, Paula Hickey will play clarinet and Daniel Lau will play piano at this free concert. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu.



The Chesapeake Community Chorus will hold a practice session from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Asbury-Solomons in the auditorium, 11100 Asbury Ct., Solomons. The chorus is made up of volunteers and performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. No auditions are required. For more information, contact director Larry Brown at 301-855-7477.

Monday, Feb. 11

The American Chestnut Land Trust will offer a Maryland Master Naturalist training program beginning Monday, Feb. 11, in cooperation with the Calvert County Cooperative Extension of the University of Maryland, Battle Creek Nature Education Society and Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust. Lecture topics include, but are not limited to, ornithology, mammalogy, geology and botany. Once trainees complete the required course hours and final exam, they must provide 40 hours of volunteer service to the program to become a certified naturalist. A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available in invasive species control, public awareness campaigns and field research. Classes will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Community Resources Building, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick, room 105, and at the ACLT office, 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick. Cost is $250. For more information, call 410-414-3400, or go to www.masternaturalist.umd.edu.



There will be a Monday Memories Tour of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. The public is invited to share memories of Calvert County, the Patterson Family, JPPM or those who may have once worked the land. In 1983, Mrs. Patterson donated Point Farm to the state in honor of her late husband, creating JPPM. Come for a guided tour of this 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely. For more information, call 410-586-8562, or go to www.jefpat.org.



Southern Maryland Battle Buddies will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 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.



Honey MacCallum Christian Preschool will host registration for the 2013-2014 school year starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, for current families and Patuxent Presbyterian Church members, at Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California, Md. For more information, call Teressa Holland at 301-863-8600, or email tholland@honeymaccallum.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

The first event in Calvert Library’s four-part Local History series for 2013 will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Donald Shomette, a famous author, historian, marine archaeologist and TV personality, will share research from two of his books, “Lost Towns of Tidewater Maryland” and “Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake,” and will have copies available for purchase after the event. Come learn more about the role the Patuxent River played in the Civil War. For more information, call 410-535-0291.



Come see the War of 1812 Exhibit Barn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Enjoy the exhibit as well as farm equipment and the “12,000 Years on the Chesapeake” exhibit. For more information, call 410-586-8562, or go to www.jefpat.org.



There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Huntingtown United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting Creek Road, Huntingtown. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, grits, egg casserole, baked sliced apples, coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $9 per adult, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 410-257-3020.



There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Mt. Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church, 155 E. Mt. Harmony Road, Owings. For more information, call 410-257-2761.



There will be a Tex-Mex Casual Tuesday Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. Cost is $10 and includes a beverage. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



The Calvert Marine Museum will present Sea Squirts with special guest Shannon Brauner of Chesapeake Creative Dance, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Brauner will present a themed creative movement program. The event is sponsored by PNC Bank and is a free drop-in program for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.



There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Friendship United Methodist Church, with a full, all-you-can-eat menu. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6. For more information, call 410-257-7133, or email bsuedean@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

There will be a Teddy Bear Tea Party from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 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.



Shepherd of the Bay Luthern Church will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 9463 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. The church will hold a mid-week Lenten service each Wednesday of Lent at 7 p.m. until Easter. For more information, call 410-231-2075, or go to www.shepherdofthebay.com.



The Calvert Library Winter Interlude Series will present YellowTieGuy, an up-and-coming alternative rock band, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. The event is free.



The Davidsonville Dance Club will hold lessons in tango and West Coast swing for eight weeks beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13. Basic I tango lessons start at 7 p.m. and West Coast swing basic II starts at 8 p.m., taught by a professional instructor. No partner is required. Cost is $60 plus a $10 membership fee for 2013. For more information, call 301-809-0288.



Ready by 21 will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 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.



Friendship United Methodist Church will host an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, featuring music by the Voices in Praise youth choir. For more information, call 410-257-7133, or email bsuedean@comcast.net.

Thursday, Feb. 14

There will be a special Valentine’s Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. Bring the sweetheart to celebrate this special occasion with surf and turf, hosted by the Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. There will be a cash bar. Cost is $20 and includes all sides and a beverage. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase advance tickets, call 301-855-6466.



The Calvert Marine Museum will present Sea Squirts: Dino-Power! from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Some were very large, some were very small and some ate plants while others ate meat, but all lived long, long ago. Learn about the mighty dinosaurs at this free drop-in program for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.



There will be a Valentine’s Day Comedy Dinner Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room. Featured comedians include Sean Larkins and Corwin Oglesby (C-Dawg) from Atlanta, both having worked with Chris Tucker, Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey and Monique. Tickets include dinner and show and are $15 per person, $25 per couple, cash only. For more information, contact JLesesne@csmd.edu, call 301-870-3008, ext. 7047, or go to www.csmd.edu/StudentLife.



The College of Southern Maryland Theatre Company will present Celeste Raspanti’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center. The play is based on the true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, youth and military. Email BxOffc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828 or go to www.csmd.edu/Arts.