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Friday, Feb. 22

There will be an Owl Night Hike for all ages from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. Join a naturalist for an exciting winter night hike. With the moonlight and the stars to light the way, it will be a picturesque evening to search for owls throughout the park. Dress for the weather and bring flashlights. Meet by the barn. For more information, call 410-535-2661, or go to www.calvertparks.org.



The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Inc. will present a Comedy Invasion to support Project Graduation at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Huntingtown High School auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is rated PG-13, featuring nationally known comedians Al Madrigal and Jason Weems. Tickets are $25 in advance for adults, $15 in advance for ages 13 through 18 and $30 at the door. For more information, call 410-535-3733.



The College of Southern Maryland Literary Series will present Amy Stolls at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Prince Frederick Campus. Stolls will read from and discuss her novel, “The Ninth Wife.” Tickets are $3 in advance through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID or $5 general admission. Call 301-934-7864, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, ext. 7864, or go to www.csmd.edu/connections/readings.html.



Southern Maryland Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Charlotte Hall Library. For more information, contact Theresia at 301-861-7004 or pflag.smd@gmail.com.



The College of Southern Maryland Theatre Company will present Celeste Raspanti’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 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.

Saturday, Feb. 23

The second annual Calvert County Science and Engineering Expo will open to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Calvert Middle School, 655 Chesapeake Blvd., Prince Frederick. The expo is a day filled with engaging science, technology, engineering and math activities for the entire family, including robotics, science fair projects and environmental, biomedical and engineering activities. Awards ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-535-7278.



The Calvert County NAACP will hold its annual luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Rod’N‘Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach. Guest speaker will be Dr. Dhimitri Gross, a family physician in Prince Frederick, who will address “Health Issues and Local Health Resources.” Ticket costs are not tax-deductible and is a $40 donation for adults ($45 at the door) and $20 donation for children ages 6 to 11. For ticket information, call 410-535-2730, 410-535-0413 or 410-474-9420. RSVP by Feb. 18 to P.O. Box 1865, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.



The Shoppes of Asbury will have a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Asbury-Solomons in the auditorium, 11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons. This includes a Betty’s Closet resale of new and gently used clothing; books and music sold by the Library Committee; and furniture, housewares and other miscellaneous items sold by Granny’s Treasures. All proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. For more information, call 410-394-3483.



The Calvert County Young Marines will hold an open house for any potential recruits and their parents from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion in Chesapeake Beach. All who are interested in joining the program are encouraged to attend. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. It is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. For more information, go to www.youngmarines.com, email calvertcountyym@gmail.com or call Unit Commander Rob Willis at 240-577-1489.



The Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club will host a free public lecture Saturday, Feb. 23, in the auditorium. The regular club meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a talk at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.



There will be an oldies dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach, featuring music from the 1950s through 1970s. Cost is $10 and includes fountain sodas, draft beer and snacks. For more information, call Fred Baumgarner at 301-855-6466.



The second event in Calvert Library’s 2013 Local History series will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Vince Leggett will perform a live history presentation as Calvert native Charles Ball, a third generation slave from Calvert who was “sold South,” escaped and returned to Maryland to fight as a free man in the War of 1812. The event is funded by the Maryland Humanities Council and co-sponsored by Concerned Black Women of Calvert County as part of the library’s Black History Month celebrations. Ball’s story is told in “A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball,” available online. For more information, call 410-535-0291.



The American Chestnut Land Trust will host a Vine Vindicating Work Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23. Meet at the ACLT Double Oak Office at 676 Double Oak Road in Prince Frederick and bring work gloves and loppers or clippers. Join others to improve native plant species on ACLT lands by identifying and removing non-native invasive plant species. To register, call 410-414-3400, or email volunteer@acltweb.org.



The American Chestnut Land Trust will host a Winter Hike at Double Oak Farm from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, on the North Side Trail in Prince Frederick. Join ACLT’s guides for a hike through the woods and see the beautiful, unobstructed views of Parkers Creek. Dogs are not permitted. To register, call 410-414-3400.



Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the West Lawn Inn. There is no cover charge, and diners have priority seating. For more information, go to www.westlawninn.com.



The Southern Maryland Chapter of Jack & Jill of America will celebrate Black History Month with “A Grand History — Tri-County History from a Generational Perspective,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at General Smallwood Middle School in Indian Head. “Seasoned” seniors will share their experiences of growing up, living and raising families in Southern Maryland, of how they succeeded in their career fields and overcame obstacles.



Project Linus of Calvert and St. Mary’s counties will host a “Make-A-Blanket Day” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the offices of Balance Imaging Solutions, 23540 Cottonwood Parkway, California, Md. The Project Linus mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Come and enjoy a day of volunteering. All skill levels are needed, not just sewers. Bring sewing machines and sewing supplies. Lunch will be provided; however, reservations are requested. For information, directions and to RSVP, contact Debbie at 240-725-0113.



The College of Southern Maryland Theatre Company will present Celeste Raspanti’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 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.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Dunkirk Baptist Church will host a special worship with The Haynes Sisters: 3 Sisters Family Harmony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tiffany, Tonya and Tara have been singing together for more than 25 years. All three are graduates of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and continued their study at the University of North Texas. For more information, email office@dunkirkbaptistchurch.org.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a Sea Glass Jewelry class from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with Liz Printz. Create a pendant and matching earrings with sea glass found on local Southern Maryland beaches. Students will learn quick, easy assembly techniques to incorporate sea glass and beachy found objects into fun, creative jewelry. The instructor will provide a kit, but participants may bring items found on their own beaches, too. Cost is $30 for nonmembers, $25 for members. To register, call 410-326-4640, or go to www.annmariegarden.org.

Monday, Feb. 25

Christian Beginnings Preschool of St. John Vianney Catholic Church will host an open house from 9:15 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 25, at 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick. The program offers preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, featuring age appropriate lessons in reading readiness, math, science, social studies and love of God. For more information, call the parish office at 410-535-0223 or Marie at 410-586-2151, or go to www.sjvchurch.net/preschool.



Calvert Library and Calvert Photography Club will host a free Mobile Phone Photography class taught by local photographer Guy Stephens from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Registration for this event is encouraged. Sign up online at calvert.lib.md.us, or call 301-855-1862 or 410-535-0291.



There will be a Monday Memories Tour of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. 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. 25, 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Art Night Fused Glass will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick. Artists Phyllis and Ray Noble will teach the basics of art glass production making a small art piece to take home. Class is limited to eight people at $25 per person. Supplies are included.



There will be a casual Tuesday dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, hosted by the Auxiliary. Menu will be shrimp. Cost is $10 and includes sides, salad and a beverage. For more information, call 301-855-6466.



Come see the War of 1812 Exhibit Barn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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.