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Wednesday, March 20

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host Wednesday Wine Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the artLAB. Bring a favorite beverage or snack and turn trash into treasure, creaiting home decor, fashion items and jewelry. The program is for adults only. Cost is $7; no registration is required. For more information, call 410-326-4640, or go to annmariegarden.org.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will present “Picture This! Art + Story Time” for ages 4 through 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. Classes will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month and will teach basic art elements, styles and history with children’s books, imaginative games and inventive art projects. Space is limited. Cost is $12 per class for nonmembers, $8 for members. Go to annmariegarden.org, or call 410-326-4640.



The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce will present a Joint Business After Hours with the St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at 44200 Airport Road, California, Md. Mix and mingle with members of the St. Mary’s chamber. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, free for members. All 50/50 raffle proceeds benefit the chamber’s College of Southern Maryland Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 410-535-2577.



A parent support group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 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 Newcomers & Neighbors Club of Southern Maryland will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at The Ruddy Duck, 13200 Dowell Road, Solomons. The guest speaker will be Judge David Densford, associate judge of St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. The program is followed by lunch and open to all. For more information, go to www.newcomersofsomd.org.



Local residents are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s nationwide research study “Cancer Prevention Study-3” (CPS-3) by enrolling from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Bel Alton High School Community Development Center, 9501 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 from various racial/ethnic backgrounds, with no personal history of cancer, are encouraged to enroll. Register online at www.CPS3CharlesCounty.org. For more information, go to cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.



The Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland will meet from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Lenny’s Restaurant, 23418 Three Notch Road, California, Md. Learn how knowledge and preparation translate into preparedness and are key in confronting an incident in the workplace. Learn ways to reduce the chances of an incident through risk assessment and security measures. Receive information on training managers and employees to be better prepared to survive a violent workplace encounter and the importance of updating company procedures to stay current with crime trends and legal changes. Criminal intelligence investigator Steve Simonds will present. Cost is $24 for members, $29 for nonmembers, and includes breakfast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Go to http://hrasmonline.shrm.org.



The College Savings Plans of Maryland will host a stop on its “College Savings Starts Here” tour from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Leonardtown Library, 3250 Hollywood Road. The College Savings Plans of Maryland is an independent state agency that provides flexible and affordable plans to help families save for future college expenses. The tour will answer questions and educate parents on the benefits of enrolling in either or both of its two 529 plans: the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan. At certain locations, parents will be able to enroll in the plans on site. The sessions are free to attend and no registration is required. For more information, go to www.collegesavingsmd.org.



Historic St. Mary’s City will host the first meeting of Little Explorers for preschoolers ages 3 through 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, featuring storytelling, crafts, songs and outdoor exploration. Children and accompanying parents are invited to gather for adventure, fun and learning twice monthly in the spring and fall. Admission is $4 per child for nonmembers, $3 for Friends and free for accompanying adults. The fee includes full-day admission to the museum. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. For more information, contact Sharol at 240-895-4980, or email info@stmaryscity.org.

Thursday, March 21

The Calvert County Historical Society’s Third-Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Program will be at noon Thursday, March 21, at Linden, 70 Church St., Prince Frederick. Guest speaker Rhoda Switzer will clear up the mystery about the origin of a place name in Calvert County and tell how one man’s dream of a summer enclave became a bustling year-round community. Join others as a local archivist shares the tale of a place she’s known since childhood when she presents “Scientists’ Cliffs — The Evolution of a Community.” Bring lunch, friends and questions to this free program. For more information, call 410-535-2452, or email cchsadmin@calverthistory.org.



The Calvert Marine Museum will present Sea Squirts: Chesapeake 1, 2, 3 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21. Come play the counting game and learn some of the late Tom Wisner’s songs from “Singing the Chesapeake.” Preregistration is suggested. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.



The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert County Chapter 1466, will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center. There will be a short presentation by Dr. Shakuntla Mahajan, “Meditation and its Benefits to Body & Mind,” followed by a regular business meeting. Also, come for an early lunch at 11:30 a.m. at IHOP near the Crystal Palace in Prince Frederick. Active and Retired Federal employees, spouses, members, nonmembers and guests are welcome. For NARFE membership information and an application, call 410-586-1441, or email NARFE1466@gmail.com.



The Calvert Library Fairview Branch will host a workshop with information and resources to help determine the value of old books at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Liz Prouty and Richard Due, owners of Second Looks Books in Prince Frederick, will also be giving participants the chance to bring one or two old books for examination. For more information, contact Lisa Tassa at 410-257-2101.



The 15th annual Louis L. Goldestein Dinner will be Thursday, March 21, at the Rod’N’Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 7 p.m. U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.-5th) will receive the Louis L. Goldstein Award for his good works performed for Calvert County, Southern Maryland and the state. To RSVP or learn more about sponsorshing the event, call 410-414-3660.



The Calvert Marine Museum will host PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the auditorium. Greg Bowen, director of Land Stewardship Solutions, will share the surprising progress and challenges in the local food movement in Southern Maryland. Representatives from local growers and markets will be on hand starting at 6:30 p.m. offering samples and information about where to find locally sourced food.



Calvert Toastmasters Club will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 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.



Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland’s annual Benefit Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is television personality and a co-founder of 40 Days for Life, Shawn Carney. Tickets are $27 per person. For more information, call 301-737-4604.



The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at 44219 Airport Road, California, Md. For more information, call 301-737-2500, or go to www.smhec.org.

Friday, March 22

Northern High School will host the U.S. Navy Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings. Admission is free and open to the public. For free tickets, call 410-257-1519, or email NavyBand.Public.Affairs@navy.mil.



Saphron Restaurant and Calvert Hospice will partner for a culinary adventure at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the restaurant, 485 Main St., Prince Frederick. The adventure includes a five-course meal featuring the talents of Torben Huge-Jensen and Dr. Ray Noble, Calvert Hospice medical director. Huge-Jensen will prepare Grandma’s Pork Tenderloin with paprika, dill and a port wine glaze. Noble will contribute a spicy cauliflower-cocnut soup with baked Alaskan salmon with Creole sauce. Rounding out the menu will be hors d‘oeuvres, soup, salad and dessert with wine pairing for each course. Half of the $100 meal will be a direct contribution to Calvert Hospice; additional donations will be appreciated. Call 443-975-7560 to schedule reservations.



Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Lunch & Learn program will present “What a Pain in the Neck!” at noon Friday, March 22, in classroom 1. Neurosurgeon Dr. Jean-Marc Voyadzis will discuss the causes of neck pain and what to do about it. Cost is $10 and preregistration is required. Call 410-535-8233.



The Southern Maryland American Sewing Guild neighborhood goup, Itchin to Stitch, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Charlotte Hall Library. Contact Laura O’Connor at loconnor5@me.com or 301-237-8715 for more information.



The Battle of Zekiah Swamp re-enactment will be Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, at Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Farm in Waldorf. Learn about Civil War soldiers, their life and times, and how their services helped the nation. Visit the museum and enjoy various historical groups present with displays, demonstrations and interactive events. For more information or a registration form, contact Ray Mishoe at orphanbrigade2166@verizon.net.



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

Saturday, March 23

A Taste of Solomons will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at restaurants throughout Solomons. This one-day food festival showcases the many places to eat in this waterfront community. Food and drink tickets are $4 each and are available at each participating restaurant. As an added feature this year, most restaurants will participate in a gift certificate prize program. Some of the tickets at each location will be designated as prize winners and the lucky purchaser will be awarded a gift certificate for future use at the respective restaurant. For more information, go to www.solomonsmaryland.com, or call 410-326-9900.



The American Chestnut Land Trust will host a Hiking Trail Maintenance Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23. Volunteers are needed for chain sawing, sign placement, general trail maintenance and more. Work locations will be announced. Water, equipment and lunch will be provided. Register in advance or call the office to RSVP. For more information, email volunteer@acltweb.org, or call 410-414-3400.



A F.U.E.L. Empowerment Mini Series will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. John United Methodist Church, 1475 Sollers Wharf Road, Lusby. The event, sponsored in partnership with the Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth Inc., will feature live music, dynamic speakers, dancing, fellowship and refreshments. For more information, email fuelempowerment@rocketmail.com.



There will be a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Asbury-Solomons in the auditorium and other sites within the building, 11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons. Sale includes items from Betty’s Closet, Grannies Treasures and the Library Committee. All proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. For more information, call 410-394-3483.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will present a ceramic tile-making workshop, a two-day series taught by Parran Collery, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24. Spend a weekend exploring several techniques and methods for creating relief sculpted tiles in clay. Students will have the opportunity to create several pieces around a theme that is meaningful to them. Design issues, including form, texture and color, will be addressed. Class is open to all skill levels. Cost is $110 for nonmembers, $100 for members. Go to www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640 to register.



The eighth annual “Keep Your Colon Rollin’” 5K run/walk will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, hosted by the Calvert County Health Department and Calvert Healthcare Solutions Inc. New this year, prizes will be awarded for Best Blue Team and an individual theme costume. Cost is $35, or $25 in advance. Tax deductible contributions can also be sent to Calvert Healthcare Solutions at P.O. Box 1743, Lusby, MD, 20657, or online at www.CalvertHealthcare.org. Just put “Colon Rollin” in the memo or comments section. Note if making a contribution in honor of someone.



There will be an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the St. Leonard Polling House on St. Leonard Road. Hunt eggs, decorate a cupcake and have a snack. The hunt is for children ages 10 and younger and is sponsored by the St. Leonard Vision Group. Weather date is Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy Zinn at 410-586-0682.



The Calvert Animal Welfare League will host a Pet EGGstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the CAWL Adoption & Education Center, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. Register online with a $1 donation at www.cawlrescue.org, and enjoy a day of fun, food and festivities, including photos with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a bake sale and spring yard sale, raffle baskets, face painting, pet adoptions and more. For more information, call 410-535-9300, email cawl@comcast.net or go to www.cawlrescue.org.



The Town of North Beach will host an Easter Festsival from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Kellam’s Field. Pony Express will provide rides for kids, there will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and superheroes will make a guest appearance to talk to kids about bullying. Setup will start at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for setup and tear-down. For more information, contact Connie O’Dell, special events coordinator, at rlodell@verizon.net.



CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick will host Art Night: Acrylic Painting, featuring artist Pamela Callen, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Each participant will receive a small canvass and paint brushes to use and will take away a finished landscape. Class is limited to 10 people; cost is $25 and includes paints and other supplies. Call 410-535-9252 to register.



St. Paul United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the corner of H.G. Trueman Road and Route 497 in Lusby. Menu features spaghetti, sauces, sausage, breads, salad, desserts and drinks. Cost is a free will donation. Bids close for the silent auction at 7 p.m., and distribution will follow immediately. All proceeds benefit St. Paul Youth Ministries. For more information, call 410-326-4475.



A free Family Fun Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Beach Elementary School in Chesapeake Beach, hosted by Healthy Families/HIPPY. There will be games, books, entertainment by Reggie Super Magic Man, take-home activities, free food, door prizes and giveaways, such as gift cards and Chesapeake Beach Water Park passes. For more information, contact Healthy Families/HIPPY at 410-535-3530 or hfcalvert@yahoo.com.



A Composting and Raised Bed Gardening Workshop will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Community Resources Building, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Calvert County Master Gardener RT West will teach about composting. For more information, call 410-535-3662.



The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, will host a household hazardous waste collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Mt. Hope Convenience Center at 104 Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland. The event will give Calvert County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous substances free of charge. Hazardous waste commonly found in the home includes materials such as oil-based paints, pool chemicals, solvents, fertilizers and other items usually labeled with the words “danger,” “poison” or “warning.” For more information, call the solid waste division at 410-326-0210, or go to the Calvert County website at www.co.cal.md.us for a full listing of materials accepted.



Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will present “Stained Glass: 3D Spring Butterfly” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Learn the fundamentals behind stained glass art and the copper foil technique. Learn to take newfound stained glass skills to the next level crafting a 3D butterfly using the copper foil technique. Students must complete the introductory class prior to signing up for this workshop. Cost is $65 for nonmembers, $60 for members. Go to www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640 to register.



The Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will celebrate its second anniversary with its signature gala, “A Night of Stars,” Saturday, March 23, at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina, with emcee Harold Fisher of WHUR 96.3. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by contacting Fundraising Committee Chairwoman LeStancia Spaight at 301-684-3993, or by going to the chapter website, www.dsttricountymd.org.



The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Solomons Flotilla 23-2, will present a two-session Maryland Boating Safety Education course, with the first session running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the La Plata Town Police Department, with a lunch break at noon. Graduates will receive the Maryland Boater Safety Education certificate, which must be carried by any person born after July 1, 1972, while operating a registered vessel in Maryland waters. Students must attend both sessions and pass a final examination in order to obtain the certificate. Topics include boating terms, equipment, trailering, handling underway, navigation aids, emergencies, boating laws, jet ski operation, water skiing regulations, hunting and fishing. Fee is $25. Contact Gary Smith at 410-326-8377 or fsope.232@hotmail.com to preregister.