Anti-sex trafficking event planned

An anti-sex trafficking awareness event will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Leonardtown Library, 23630 Hayden Farm Lane in Leonardtown. Guest speakers will be Kristi Wells of Safe House Project, Jennifer Foxworthy of Unstoppable You Ministries and local law enforcement. For ages 12 and older. To register, which is not required, email Nesha Zackery at ptlmedia@gmail.com or go to https://antisextrafficingawareness_smd_eventbrite.com.

Calvert to hold resource fair

Calvert County will host a free resource fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the St. John Vianney Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane in Prince Frederick. Resources on financial assistance, family, food, evictions and homelessness prevention and jobs. For a shuttle bus pass, call 443-550-6900.

Bark it up for Dogfest

DogFest will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17, at Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairgrounds Road in La Plata. Talent and costume contests, Ready Go show, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, agility course, flying disc competition, weight pull and free paw painting. Admission is $12, $6 for ages 5 to 12, $4 for ages 4 and younger. Go to www.marylanddogfest.com/ticket-info/.

Painters in the park scheduled

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Paint in the Park 7:30 a.m. to dusk Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10515 Mackall Road in St. Leonard. Local artists will be at various locations in the park and paintings will be for sale. Contact Desiree Smith at 410-586-8501 or desiree.smith@maryland.gov.

Outlaws to perform concert

The Amish Outlaws will perform a free concert 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Leonardtown Square. There will be food, raffles, prizes and more. The concert is the final one of the Leonardtown Summer Music Festival. The band Unfinished Business SOMD will play beforehand starting at 3 p.m. Go to www.VisitLeonardtownMD.com/LeonardtownMusicFest.

Paint in the Park planned

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Paint in the Park 7:30 a.m. to dusk Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10515 Mackall Road in St. Leonard. Local artists will be at various locations in the park and paintings will be available for purchase. A portion of all proceeds will go toward the park’s educational programs and workshops. Contact Desiree Smith at 410-586-8501 or desiree.smith@maryland.gov.

Calverton to hold open house

The Calverton School will hold an open house 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at 300 Calverton School Road in Huntingtown. Registration required. Go to www.calvertonschool.org.

HVFD to host open house

The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at 15245 Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville. There will be a dunk tank, demonstrations, skills challenge, live burn and food trucks. Go to www.hvfdems.org.

County to host chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools will host its annual chess tournament 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. The tournament is for players in grades 4 through 12. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Oct. 13. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect, and parents and family members will not be permitted inside the school, but can watch the tournament virtually. Contact Alicia Briscoe at 301-934-7369 or abriscoe@ccboe.com, or email Kristen Modes at kmodes@ccboe.com. To fill out a required health form, go to www.ccboe.com/images/departments/gifted/2021ChessTournamnetCOVID-19Questionaire.pdf.

Lab to host science webinar

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory will host a free virtual webinar titled “Climate Warming and the Changing Pacific Arctic Marine Ecosystem” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. The talk is part of the Science For Communities lecture series. Registration required. Go to www.usmf.org/s4c/.

Speaker Series continues with Vodou

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host a free discussion titled “Vodou and the Use of Caves as Sacred Space in Modern Haiti” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10515 Mackall Road in St. Leonard. The presenter will be St. Mary’s College of Maryland Adjunct Professor Patrick Wilkinson. The talk is part of the Speaker Series. Registration required. Go to https://jefpat.maryland.gov/Pages/education/speaker-series.

‘Frankenstein’ will rise up

Twin Beach Players will stage “Frankenstein” 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29; 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave. in North Beach. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors. Call 443-646-3878 or go to www.twinbeachplayers.org.

Summerseat to host farm fun

Summerseat Farm will host Fun on the Farm 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at 26655 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Farm animals, games, hayrides, pumpkin painting, picnic, games and pumpkin toss. Fees for make and take scarecrow. Suggested donation is $10. Go to www.summerseat.org.

Craft fair scheduled

A fall craft and vendor fair will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. Raffles and baked goods will be available. Booths available. Proceeds benefit Valley Lee 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad. Contact Becky at 301-904-1656 or dbksk@atlanticbb.net.

Virtual Bluegrass concert planned

A Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland virtual concert will be held 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Musicians include Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, 15 Strings, Recycled Bluegrass and Cuzin’s N Harmony. Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Helping Hands Food Pantry. Donations can be mailed to 28291 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, and nonperishables will be accepted Oct. 23 at BJ’s, 44950 Worth Ave. in California. For more information, contact 301-737-3004 or jaychelle1@verizon.net, or to watch the concert go to www.facebook.com/jayarmsworthy.

Republican women to meet

Republican women of St. Mary’s will meet 11:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 25, at Kevin’s Corner Kafe, 24509 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Call Lynn Delahay at 240-925-6485.

Lab to host science webinar

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory will host a free virtual webinar titled “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Ins, Outs, Demands & Frustrations of Serving as Lead Author of Working Group II” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. The talk is part of the Science For Communities lecture series. Registration required. Go to www.usmf.org/s4c/.

Hospital to hold blood drive

MedStar St. Mary’s will hold a community blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at 25500 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The event is held in partnership with the American Red Cross. Appointments can be made by calling 301-475-6019 or going to RedCrossBlood.org with sponsor code MedStarStMarysHospital.

VFW accepting applications

Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting submissions for its Patriot Pen, Voice of Democracy and teacher of year nominations through Oct. 31. The theme of this year’s Patriot’s Pen contest is How Can I Be a Good American? Patriot Pen is open to youth and Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9 to 12. Contact 301-848-3476 or hollandnmd@aol.com, or go to www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships.

Lab to host science webinar

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory will host a free virtual webinar titled “Risk Assessment in the Face of Climate Change” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. The talk is part of the Science For Communities lecture series. Registration required. Go to www.usmf.org/s4c/.

Christmas Connection seeking volunteers

Christmas Connection is looking for volunteers to prepare and serve holiday food baskets by Friday, Nov. 5. The volunteer and interagency partnership provides holiday cheer to seniors and families in need and the Charles County Department of Community Services leads the “Adopt-a-Senior” portion of the project. Contact 301-934-6737 or hammonju@charlescountymd.gov.

DNR accepting stamp submissions

Artists are invited to submit their original works for the annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp contest, through Friday, Nov. 5. Each artist may submit three entries at a cost of $15 for one entry, $20 for two and $30 for three. The Maryland DNResources will judge the entries during the annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton on Nov. 13. Proceeds help fund game bird and waterfowl research and projects. 2021 at 2 p.m. Email christopher.markin@maryland.gov.

Hospital to hold blood drive

MedStar St. Mary’s will hold a community blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 25500 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The event is held in partnership with the American Red Cross. Appointments can be made by calling 301-475-6019 or going to RedCrossBlood.org with sponsor code MedStarStMarysHospital.

Grieving classes scheduled

Chesapeake Life Center will offer Living with Loss classes 10 a.m. to noon at 9500 Medical Center Drive, Suite 250, in Largo, and 6 to 8 p.m. at the John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, on Thursday, Oct. 9. The cost is $10. Registration required. Contact 888-501-7077 or griefinfo@chesapeakelifecenter.org, or go to www.hospicechesapeake.org/events.

School to host craft fair

Northern High School will hold its annual craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road in Owings. Handcrafted wares, raffle, door prizes, Santa Claus and craft area for kids. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Northern High School Band programs. Booths available. Email craftfair@northernhighbands.com.

Hospital to hold blood drive

MedStar St. Mary’s will hold a community blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at 25500 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The event is held in partnership with the American Red Cross. Appointments can be made by calling 301-475-6019 or going to RedCrossBlood.org with sponsor code MedStarStMarysHospital.

Balticon to hold writer’s contest

Balticon 56 is accepting submissions for its young writer’s contest through March 31, 2022. Contestants must be younger than 14 and no older than 18 years of age as of May 26, 2022 and reside in or attend school in Maryland.

Submissions must be in the field of science fiction or fantasy and no more than 2500 words in length. Contact 410-563-2737 or ywc@balticon.org, or go to www.balticon.org.

SDVFDRS holding brick fundraiser

The Second District Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad, Valley Lee will pave the entrance to its station with bricks engraved with names of community members and supporting businesses. Email brickfundraiser@sdvfdrs.org or go to wwwbricksrus.com/donorsite/SDVFDRS.

Ag department seeking nominees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is seeking nominees to run for its local county committee election boards in Southern Maryland. For more information, call 301-934-9588 ext. 104, or 301-475-8431 ext. 114.

JPPM seeking candidate

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is seeking someone who is passionate about sustainable, agroecology based landscaping. The candidate must be able to conduct plant stewardship ranging from historic garden care to assessing habitat health, work cooperatively with staff and to facilitate interpretive programming and conduct physical labor outdoors, and occasional weekend work. Go to www.jefpat.md.gov.

TBP selling chair sponsorships

Twin Beach Players is holding a chair fundraiser by selling sponsorships to help offset the cost of its organization. The cost is $25 per chair. Email info@twinbeachplayers.com.

CCPR hosting walking challenge

Calvert County is currently offering a Wellness Challenge. The program is intended to offer free, local activities that families and friends can do together to make healthy changes in their lifestyle. For activities and more information, download the Calvert County Wellness Challenge or call the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535- 5400.