Friday, June 7

First Fridays festivities in downtown Leonardtown will be held Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a free concert by the band HydraFX and a scavenger hunt hosted by Escape Rooms Southern Maryland. There will be various other activities, including a drum circle at 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council on Washington Street. The North End Gallery will hold a reception for its new exhibit, “Beautiful Swimmer,” featuring blue crabs. For more, visit

The movie “Intimacy Anorexia” will be shown at AMC Lexington Park Theater on Friday, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Ticket price is $7.64, and will be purchased at the theater. Seats are limited, so RSVP to or message Michele Weaver at 717-940-6812. This is a nonprofit event associated with Faith Bible Church, and for adults only.

The Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland will meet on Thursday, June 13, at Mama Lucia Italian Restaurant in Prince Frederick. Kenrick M. Gordon from the state’s Office of Rural Broadband will speak. RSVP by June 7 by going to

A seafood dinner will be held on Friday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville. Cost is $7 to $18. For more, call 301-274-3522.

Helping Hands food pantry is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28291 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, located in the old church hall next door to Immaculate Conception Church. For more, call 301-247-2785.

Bingo is held each Friday at the Father Andrew White School gymnasium in Leonardtown. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #1470, doors open at 5:30 and games start at 6:55 p.m. For more information, call 240-434-5531.

Obesity prevention support classes are offered free on Fridays from 8 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance Studio Twelve Twelve, located at 23476 Three Notch Road in California. This is a lifestyle education program and freestyle dance is demonstrated for daily exercise. Visit for more.

Overeaters Anonymous meets on Fridays at 9 a.m. at Christ Church on Broome’s Island Road in Port Republic. For more, call Debbie Stockton at 301-642-0146.

Celebrate Recovery, a free Christian-based 12-step program for adults 18 and up struggling with any hurt, hangup or habit, meets Fridays at Our Father’s House Assembly of God Church in California. A large group lesson will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and gender-specific small groups from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. are followed by refreshments. For more, email

Narcotics Anonymous meets Fridays at 7:07 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington Park and at 9:30 p.m. at the Beacon of Hope, located at 21681 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Leonardtown.

Al-Anon meets Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at Beacon of Hope in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park.

Saturday, June 8

The St. Mary’s County Crab Festival on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. There will be a crab-picking contest at 3 p.m., live music and other activities. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Kirby at or 240-577-0029.

Plant-a-Palooza will be held at Elms Environmental Center on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a bird walk at 9 a.m., a family hike at 10 a.m., native plant giveaway (donation requested), crafts, demonstrations and more. Located on St. James Church Road, about one mile south of Spring Ridge Middle School south of Lexington Park. For more information, email

The Paddle for Heroes kayak and paddleboard fundraising race will be held on Saturday, June 8, at the Leonardtown Wharf. Registration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and races will begin 10:15 a.m. Proceeds benefit local first responders and military post-combat reintegration. Sponsored by Leonardtown Rotary Club, College of Southern Maryland and Warfighter Advance. For more information or to register online, visit

Blue and Gray Days at Point Lookout State Park will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience living history events at Civil War sites around the park, site of a former prisoner of war camp. For more information, call 301-872-5688.

A demolition derby to support the Silver Hill Lions Club will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the first event is at 7 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults, $9 for children 10 and younger and free for children 3 and younger. For more information, call 1-888-44-DERBY or visit

A contra dance sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico. The Southern Maryland Open Band will be playing live acoustic string music and caller Jason Little will teach and call the dances. A beginners dance workshop starts at 7 p.m. and the dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, or $6 for members and free for children under 17. There will be an ice cream social during intermission. For more, visit

The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir spring concert will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 46707 S Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more, visit

License-free fishing days will be held on June 8 and July 4. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers these annual events when an individual may catch and possess finfish in any tidal and nontidal waters of Maryland, as long as it’s for recreational purposes. Visit

The Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet at at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville. A business meeting will start at 10 a.m. followed by painting ornaments for the hospice tree, which has a theme the “gingerbread.” Guests are welcome and should contact the group for supplies information. For more, visit or contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or

The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will perform on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Port Tobacco Players Theater on Charles Street in La Plata. The concert “Putting it Together” will highlight works by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Ticket are $15 or $12 for students, seniors or military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 301-642-0594.

The Women’s Military Dependents Golf Championship will be held at the Cedar Point Golf Course at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on July 23, 24 and 25, for amateur female golfers, who are dependents of active duty, retired, reserve component or deceased service personnel of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard. The deadline for applications is June 8. For more information or to register, call Kimbra Benson at 240-561-3921 or visit

A yard sale will be at Summerseat Farm in Mechanicsville on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donated items in good condition will be accepted during the week prior to the sale. Email to make arrangements. Visit for more information.

A community yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad building. Cost is $10 per table. To reserve a table, contact Jessica at 815-566-7562.

The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will hold a drive-through barbecue dinner at the squad building on June 8 from noon to 4 p.m.

A grocery auction will be held at the Hughesville firehouse on Saturday June 8. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 5 p.m. For more information, visit or

The Home Grown Farm Market at 21078 Three Notch Road, near the intersection of Hermanville Road south of Lexington Park, is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, visit

The California Farmers Market, located in the BAE parking lot at 22810 Three Notch Road, near the intersection with Town Creek Drive, is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, meats, hard cider, beer, baked goods, plants and more. For more information, visit

The North County Farmers Market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market is located on New Market Road, next to the Charlotte Hall library. For more, visit

Bingo is hosted by Mother Catherine Spalding Academy in Helen every Saturday at the school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early-bird bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo at 7 p.m. For more, call 301-884-3165.

Angel Wings & Things thrift store is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the former convent next to St. Michael’s School and church in Ridge. Donations are accepted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the school. For more, call Marti at 301-872-5454.

St. Andrew’s Thrift Store, located at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bible study will be held Saturday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. with the St. John’s Catholic Church Men’s Group to discuss Sunday’s readings. Doors open at the church in Hollywood with light breakfast and coffee at 6:30 a.m. Contact Dan Seep at 757-291-0262.

Animal Adoption Days are held by the Animal Relief Fund from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Well Pet Clinic in Millison Plaza in Lexington Park. Call 301-866-0303.

Feral Cat Rescue is at Petco in California on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with adoptable cats and kittens. Visit for pictures and bios. Gifts of cat food and litter will be accepted. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email

Emotions Anonymous 12-step meetings are held Saturdays at 5 p.m. at Beacon of Hope Recovery and Wellness Center of Walden at 21800 N. Shangri-La Drive in Millison Plaza. For more information, contact Laura at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or at or visit

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Saturdays at noon at Beacon of Hope, located at 21681 Great Mills Lane in Lexington Park, and at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul’s campus, in Leonardtown.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. on Saturdays at First Saints Community Church in Leonardtown.

Sunday, June 9

The Sounds of Tomorrow, part of the Sanford Concert Series, will be performed on Sunday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Designed to showcase talent in a solo or recital setting, this program features youth instrumentalists and vocalists from Southern Maryland. For more information, including to purchase tickets, visit

A chicken dinner will be held at the Ridge Knights of Columbus hall on Sunday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $12 per dinner. Baked goods will be available. Bring a canned good for the food pantry. For more, call 301-872-4641.

Bingo is hosted by St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood on Sundays to benefit St. John’s School in the Monsignor Harris Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. Dinner and other refreshments will be available. Call 301-373-2281.

The Conversation Starters, a coalition hosting a weekly dialogue on race in the community, will meet on Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. For more, email or call 240-718-8282.

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the All Faith Episcopal Church, located at 38885 New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville, and at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, located at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Sundays at 4 p.m. at Good Samaritan Church in Great Mills.

Monday, June 10

Pax River Quilters Guild will meet on Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church on Langley Road in Lexington Park. New Members and guests welcome. There will be a business meeting, and attendees can bring items to show. Quilter Debbie Kratovil will be the guest speaker. Cost is $5, or free for members. For more, visit

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-02 meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department at 13150 H.G. Trueman Road. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, email Doug Yeckley at

The Southern Maryland Corvette Club meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the town commissioner offices in Leonardtown. One does not have to own a Corvette to become a member. Visit

St. Mary’s Bosom Pals, a breast cancer support group, holds educational meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at various restaurants. Call Marcia Shapiro at 301-475-6760 for more information.

Toastmasters Talk of the Town meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 11:45 a.m. at the Lexington Park library. Learn how to become a better speaker and presenter. For more, contact Jennifer Foxworthy at or 410-449-2173 or visit

The Bread of Life food pantry is open every Monday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark UAME Church, located at 45685 Happyland Road in Valley Lee. For more, call 301-994-2090.

The Lexington Park Rotary Club meets Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. at Elements Eatery and Mixology in Lexington Park. Those interested in membership can call Dan Parker, area governor, at 301-904-1743.

CABS (Companions and Buddies for Singles), an adult social group of friends, meets every Monday, except on holidays, at 6 p.m. at the Garvey center in Leonardtown. Dues are $15 per year, first four visits are free. For more, visit or call 240-794-8033.

The Ridge chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Mondays at 5:45 p.m. at First Friendship United Methodist Church in Ridge. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047.

Al-Anon meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road. Call 800-425-2666.

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church, located at 44078 St. Andrews Church Road in California.

Tuesday, June 11

The Bereaved Parents of the USA, St. Mary’s chapter, will meet on second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Town Creek Professional Center, located at 22776 Three Notch Road Suite, #202, in Lexington Park. BPUSA is a self help group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child, brother, sister or grandchild at any age and from any cause. For more, call 240-895-0129 or email

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the rescue squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. Anyone wishing to become a member of the auxiliary is encouraged to attend. For more, call 301-373-3131.

American Legion Post 255 SAL meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post home at 13390 Point Lookout Road in Ridge.

Look Good, Feel Better will be offered on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Care and Infusion Services at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital partners with the National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society to offer this free program for cancer patients that is designed to help female patients improve their appearance and self-image by learning beauty techniques to overcome side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Call 240-434-7247 to register.

The Fifth District Homemakers meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall. Call 301-884-7071.

The COSMIC Flute Choir meets Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Some proficiency is required. For more information, call Linda at 301-994-9688.

The Southern Maryland Concert Band rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Thomas Stone High School band room in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-884-5848.

Sea Scout Ship 548 and the Girl Scout Mariners meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Small Craft Guild at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. Youth and adults interested in sailing and water activities are invited. Call Doug at 410-326-4291 or visit

Bingo is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 255 in Ridge. Doors open at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call after 6 p.m. at 301-872-5349.

Emotions Anonymous will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Hall, located at 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville.

The California chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Tuesdays at Maximum Gym in California. Weigh-in is from 7 to 7:15 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Jacqie Cooper at 301-872-5047 for more.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 184, meets every Tuesday at the former Hollywood Elementary School building on Mervell Dean Road. Weigh-in is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting and group therapy. For more information, call Linda Faulstich at 301-994-3142.

A Southern Maryland Nar-Anon family group meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southern Community Center in Lusby. The group offers a recovery program for those affected by a friend’s or family member’s drug addiction. For more, email

Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul’s campus, classroom 8, located at 25550 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, and at 8:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.

Wednesday, June 12

The next session of the Planning For Your Future Seminar Series will be on Wednesday, June 12, at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. This session’s featured topic will be “Wills and estate planning,” beginning at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Pam Paterson at 410-326-2042, ext. 13, or

The Chesapeake Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park library. This month’s meeting will feature an open house with inspirational guest speaker Jennifer Foxworthy. For more information, visit

The Toastmasters, a communication forum for people to improve communication and leadership skills, is held on second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. For more, email Loretta Graham at

Loaves Of Love Food Ministry and Pantry at Real Life Wesleyan Church at 27399 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville offers bread, bagels and sweet treats to those in need on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., when the pantry is also open, except on the second Wednesday of each month when fresh produce is distributed. Fresh produce distribution is also on second Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. In addition, the pantry is open Sundays 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 240-249-6098 or visit

A beginner Irish set dance class is held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in Morganza. Call 240-256-0157 or email

Bingo will be played on Wednesdays at Little Flower School in Great Mills. Doors open at 6 p.m. and early birds start at 6:45 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more, email