Friday, Feb. 15
The romantic musical “She Loves Me” will be presented by The Newtowne Players through Feb. 17 at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. Remaining performances are this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military; and $13 for children age 12 and younger. Thursdays only, all seats are $13. Tickets can be purchased at www.newtowneplayers.org or by calling 301-737-5447.
A Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Hollywood Lions Club will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St Andrews Church Hall, located at 44078 St. Andrews Church Road in California. For more information or to schedule a donation, contact American Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
A steak dinner will be held at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15. For more, call 301-274-3522.
The Conquer movie series will be shown at Faith Bible Church in Mechanicsville on five Fridays through March 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The sexual purity teaching series will also feature question and answer sessions. For those 16 and older, with parental consent. For more information, call Tom at 443-752-2795 or Michele at 717-940-6812.
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.
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.
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 www.DanceStudio1212.com/wellness.htm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Feb. 16
The “Paws for Love” pet adoption event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, located at 22598 MacArthur Blvd. in California. Nonprofit rescue organizations Tiny Toes Kitten Rescue, Animal Relief Fund, St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League and Second Hope Rescue will be there to place animals with new homes, and there will be special events and services available. For more, call 301-917-9274 or visit www.wagnwash.com.
The annual Sweetheart Dinner at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. at the church in Mechanicsville. Entertainment will be by Jim Godbold, “The Rockin Elvis,” and the menu includes prime rib and turkey tenderloin. Cost is $30 per person; reservations must be made by Feb. 10 by calling Vickie Frederick at 301-904-0097. For more, visit www.mtzionmech.org.
A Cupid’s Dance will be held at Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Chaptico on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. Cost in advance is $15 per person or $25 per couple, or at the door $20 per person or $30 per couple. A variety of music will be played by a DJ, and drinks and finger foods are available. Casual attire. For more information, contact Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871 or at email@example.com.
A Valentine’s dinner dance with silent and live auctions will be held at the 2nd District Fire Department and Rescue Squad building in Valley Lee on Saturday, Feb. 16. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For tickets, call Dee Dee 240-561-2750 or Georgia at 301-994-1960. Proceeds will go to the company’s new building fund.
The eighth annual Bridal Show at Historic St. Mary’s City will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 4 p.m. at the State House of 1676. Register before Feb. 16 for no charge, or cost is $5. There will be vendors to help with wedding planning, including photographers, planners,, florists, caterers, officiants, transportation, lodging, stylists, make-up artists, DJs, bakeries, clothiers, jewelry designers and wedding locations. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org o 240-895-4991 or ttps://hsmcdigshistory.org/event/taste-history-bridal-show.
Soups and sandwiches will be sold on Saturdays through March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is located at 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California. A sandwich or soup is $2; coffee, tea and lemonade are $1; and baked goods are 25 cents each. Money raised goes to support local food pantries
Bingo will be played at the Ridge Knights of Columbus hall on Saturday, Feb. 16. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Jackpot is $5,000. Concessions will be available. For more, call 301-872-4641.
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 www.feralcatrescue.com for pictures and bios. Gifts of cat food and litter will be accepted. To trap a cat to get it vetted, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emotionsanonymous.org.
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, Feb. 17
Breakfast will be served at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $7. For more, call 301-274-3522.
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 email@example.com 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, Feb. 18
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 information, 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 CABSorg.WixSite.com/CABS 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, Feb. 19
The College of Southern Maryland spring transfer fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Leonardtown campus in the Wellness and Aquatic Center. Meet representatives from a variety of colleges and universities, explore college majors, degree programs and meet with faculty all in one place. Get your questions answered and plan your future. For more, call 240-725-5320 or visit www.csmd.edu/TransferServices.
The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 478, meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Visit www.478.eaachapter.org.
Stroke survivors group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Caregivers are welcome. Call 301-475-6019 to register.
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 for more information.
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 www.seascoutship548.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Feb. 20
“Humanizing Histories: 7 Short Plays about Resistance,” a festival of 10-minute student-written performance pieces, opens on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. To make reservations, email the box office at email@example.com or call 240-895-4243.
A peer-facilitated diabetes support and discussion group for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes and those caring for others with diabetes will meet at the Garvey Senior Activity Center the third Wednesday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Open to anyone age 50 or older. For more information or to RSVP, contact Margaret Forrest at 301-481-5850.
A free cancer support group is offered by the American Cancer Society and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for cancer patients and their families on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital classroom. Call 301-475-6070 to register.
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 www.RealLife.us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 LFSbingo@gmail.com.
The Leonardtown chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 327, meets Wednesdays in the Garvey senior center in Leonardtown. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting. Call Fran at 301-994-0529.
The Great Mills chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, MD 158, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 20804 Rosslare Court in Lexington Park. For more information, call Carol Ann Coombs at 301-862-1339.
A club for breast-feeding moms is held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Health Connections in Leonardtown. Call 301-997-6505.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Callaway.
A women-only Alcoholics Anonymous group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church on Great Mills Road.
A women’s step study Alcoholics Anonymous group meets every Wednesday at noon at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road.
Thursday, Feb. 21
College of Southern Maryland’s ninth annual Nonprofit Institute Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the La Plata campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building). The theme is innovation, and the keynote speaker is CSM Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute Director Thomas Luginbill. For more information or to pay for registration, visit www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/nonprofit-institute/conference-information/registration.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Calvert County Chapter 1466, will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. There will be a presentation by AARP on making a home “senior friendly,” followed by a short business session. For membership information, call 410-586-1441 or email NARFE1466@gmail.com.
The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad building in Leonardtown. For more information on becoming a member, call Magdaline Holmes at 301-475-5624.
The Minority Business Alliance of St. Mary’s County meets on the third Thursday of each month at 26603 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park at 7 p.m. A nonprofit organization, the alliance is a network of business owners and other professionals. For more information, call 301-863-0552.
A widow and widower group meets the third Thursday of every month at Lexington Park United Methodist Church, alternating between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (February meeting is at 6 p.m.). Anyone who has ever experienced the loss of a spouse, whether dating, remarried or still single, is welcomed to attend. For more information, email Lpumcwwgroup@aol.com.
Leonardtown Rotary Club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday mornings in the dining room at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Visit www.leonardtownrotary.org.
Bingo will be played Thursdays at the Knights of St. Jerome’s hall in Dameron. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., early bird games begin at 7 p.m. There will be food for sale. For more information, call 301-872-4566.
The Southern Maryland Sound Barbershop Chorus rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of The Ascension in Lexington Park. Call Tommy Chedester at 301-904-9591.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings, support for food addiction, are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Church of Christ on St. Andrew’s Church Road in California. Call Angel at 443-497-5810.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Thursdays at Real Life Church in Mechanicsville. People who have had weight-loss surgery are also welcome. Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:25 p.m., followed by a meeting from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Call Debbie at 301-481-5061.
The Wildewood Chapter of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Thursdays at the Wildewood Community Center, No. 1. Weigh-in starts at 9 a.m., followed by a meeting at 9:50 a.m. Call Linda at 301-475-8305.
Family and Friends meetings, support meetings for those who love someone struggling with addiction, are held by Walden on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Beacon of Hope of Walden in Millison Plaza and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Cove of Walden in California. For more, contact Laura Webb at 301-997-1300, ext. 804, or email@example.com.
Celebrate Recovery will be held on Thursday at Hughesville Baptist Church, located at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road. Light snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and meetings will start at 7 p.m. This group is a Christ-based ministry that helps people deal with their hurts, habits and hang ups in a safe and confidential environment. For more, call 301-274-3672 or 240-254-2765 or visit www.hughesvillebaptist.com.
Al-anon meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Church in California.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension on Great Mills Road and at 7:30 p.m. at King/Queen Hall at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville.
Friday, Feb. 22
The sixth annual Southern Maryland College and Career Fair presented by the St. Mary’s NAACP will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Featuring historically black colleges and universities as well as local colleges, doors open from 9 to 11 a.m. for public schools, and from 11 a.m. to noon for the general public. For more information, visit www.stmarysnaacp.org.
A rotisserie chicken dinner will be held at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville on Friday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. For more, call 301-274-3522.
The Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Nature Center off Thrift Road in Clinton. The group’s next meeting, set for Feb. 22, will be about geode breaking. For more information, contact Rich Simcsak at firstname.lastname@example.org.