Weekly Events

Check out the many exciting events happening around Southern Maryland through December! Be sure to check back weekly for updates of local happenings.

There’s another busy weekend on tap! Plenty of opportunities to shop, see a play, and enjoy some beautiful sites all decked out for the holidays. Be sure to check out our calendar of events. 

KRIS KRINGLE CHRISTMAS MARKET, Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata. 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 8; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9. Offering light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts, children’s activities, shopping, strolling carolers, music from school choruses and bands, winter fireworks, and Christmas Village. Tree lighting will be 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Admission is $1 or one non-perishable food item to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank. 301-643-9158; charlescountyfair.com $

SOLOMONS CHRISTMAS WALK, Solomons Island. 4-9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 4-8 p.m. Dec. 8 Christmas Market. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Santa’s arrival. Lighted boat parade 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Fun-filled time of special children’s activities, live puppet show, open houses at many businesses. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. solomonsmaryland.com

FIRST FREE FRIDAY, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7. The museum and Drum Point Lighthouse are open and free to the public with docents in every gallery. Enjoy 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com

FIRST FRIDAY, Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown shopping centers. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7. Leonardtown’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials. Visit Leonardtown for an evening of fun for all. 301-475-9791; firstfridaysleonardtown.com 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CLASSES, Indian Head Village Green Pavilion, 100 Thomas Road, Indian Head. 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 9. Register by Dec. 3. 301-743-5511; townofindianhead.org $

PORT TOBACCO PLAYERS, PTP Theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 16. “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is a world premiere of an adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re-telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington, D.C., and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. 301-932-6819, ptplayers.com $

“CHRISTMAS BELLES,” Three Notch Theater, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Through Dec. 16. 

It’s Christmas time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church holiday program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator! newtowneplayers.org $

TWIN BEACH PLAYERS, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Through Dec. 16. This fun and family friendly show is the tale of George Bailey. George lived a life filled with triumphs, trials, love and loss, but most of all, he lived a life for others. This is the story of how, in his darkest hour, an angel in training comes to show him the way and remind him that every life has meaning. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. twinbeachplayers.org $

OUTDOOR LIVE NATIVITY, Serenity Farm, Route 231, Benedict. 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8. serenityfarminc.com

GARDEN IN LIGHTS, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. Award-winning holiday light show 5-9 p.m. Through Jan. 1. Admission $7 per person; members free; kids 2 and younger free; no pets. Show takes visitors on a walk through the glittering woods. Stroll the protected path and be surrounded by spectacular light sculptures depicting sea creatures, wintry wonderlands, enchanted gardens, wild animals, outer space, airplanes, pirates, princesses and superheroes. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org $

ORNAMENT SHOW & SALE, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center main gallery, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. Through Jan. 1. Open most days and open late on Garden In Lights evenings. Admission to the show and sale is free during the day; in the evening, Garden In Lights admission fees will apply. Juried show features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org. $

CHRISTMAS DOLL & TRAIN EXHIBIT, St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point. Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents or books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture your youth by running the model trains. The museum store will be brimming with unique holiday gifts. Daily noon-4 p.m. Through Jan. 6. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Cost $3 adults; $2 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and younger free. 301-769-2222; facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/ $

PINEY POINT LIGHTHOUSE HOLIDAY EXHIBIT, Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park, 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point. “Reading Lights the Way.” Noon-4 p.m. daily through Jan. 6. Enjoy a holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. Visitors can view a Lighthouse Digest cover exhibit, Flying Santa exhibit, exhibits on children’s holiday stories, lighthouse library boxes exhibit and more. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Cost $7 adults; $3.50 seniors, students and military; 5 and younger free. 301-994-1471; facebook.com/events/271466000371422/ $

HOLIDAYS AT SOTTERLEY, Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8. Family-friendly tours of the decorated Plantation House, a holiday scavenger hunt, a kid-friendly Colonial Gardens decorated with colorful nutcrackers, seasonal greens and hand-crafted items from Sotterley’s Garden Guild, unique holiday gifts in the museum shop, craft vendors, live demonstrations and more. 301-373-2280; sotterley.org $

COOKIES & CARDS, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 8. Decorate cookies to eat. Make cards to give friends and family. All supplies provided. Free. All ages. Registration required. 301-884-2211; stmalib.org

CHRISTMAS MARKET, All Saints Episcopal Church, Routes 2-4, Sunderland. 10 a.m-4 p.m. Dec. 8. Expert craftsmen with sensational gifts for holiday giving, homemade gourmet cocoa and Glühwein, music and home-baked goods.
Bring red or green boot mug from previous years to buy refills. Rain, snow or shine. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit parish and community projects. allsaints1692.org

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, Route 5, Leonardtown. 8-11 a.m. Dec. 8. Enjoy breakfast prepared by the Forrest center’s culinary arts students. Admission, which includes breakfast, is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 3 and younger. Omelet bar available for an additional $2. There will be face painting, gingerbread cookies, and craft rooms. Santa’s Workshop available for children to purchase small gifts (most under $10). Forrest center students will assist the children. The gifts they purchase will be wrapped. Call chef Amanda Granados for more information. 301-475-0242, ext. 28210; aegranados@smcps.org $

WINTER WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS, Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. Dec. 8. 9 a.m.-noon wreath and swag-making workshop. 1-4 p.m. tabletop arrangements and Okra Angels-making workshop. Advance reservations only. Space is limited to 20 people per workshop. Light refreshments provided. $30 per workshop. Greens provided, but bring gloves and clippers, if possible. Order tickets online. 301-373-2280 or 800-681-0850; sotterley.org $

SOUTHERN MARYLAND MATH CIRCLE, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 8. Math Circle provides fun, fascinating math activities to middle and high school students (and their families). Run by the faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the monthly gathering is sure to inspire a love of mathematical exploration to everyone who comes. Snacks will be provided. No registration required. 301-863-8188; stmalib.org

HANDEL’S “MESSIAH,” St. Mary’s College of Maryland Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s City. 3-4 p.m. Dec. 8. Join the SMCM Music Department for the annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” Performed by the college chamber singers and college orchestra. Free. inside.smcm.edu

WINTERFEST, James E. Richmond Science Center, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets available online and at the door. Admission is $10, members $5, and free for those 3 and younger. 301-934-7464; ccboe.com/sciencecenter/winterfest/

MAKER’S MARKET, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Find handmade, homemade or homegrown products, crafts, hanging baskets, organic skincare products, produce, cut flowers, baked goods, batik and fleece clothing, handmade soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folk art, handmade gifts and more. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org $

CHRISTMAS MARKET, Tobacco Farm Distillery, 24460 Hollywood Road, Hollywood. Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16. Purchase bourbon, whiskeys and rums, plus logo apparel at distillery store. 240-243-9151; tobaccobarndistillery.com $

RENAISSANCE CONCERTS, Peace Lutheran Church, 401 E. Smallwood Drive, Waldorf. Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will present concerts. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 includes three-course meal (seating limited; reserve in advance); and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 with dessert reception. 301-642-0594; chesapeakechoral.com $

PING AND WOMEN’S CHOIR, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City. 4-5 p.m. Dec. 9. PING and the SMCM Women’s Choir, under the direction Larry Vote, will perform a recital in the Historic St. Mary’s Statehouse. Free. inside.smcm.edu

HOLIDAY FANTASTIC, Calvert High School, 520 Fox Run Blvd., Prince Frederick. 3 p.m. Dec. 9. A collaboration with Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, COSMIC Symphony, Sherry’s Dance Center and Northern High School Poms. Featuring excerpts from “The Nutcracker.” abigailsclassicalballet.com $

“JOY TO THE WORLD,” St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 9. St. Maries Choral Arts to perform. Tickets $10 for adults, children 18 and younger free. smchoralarts.org $

WINTER DANCE PERFORMANCE, College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu

QUILTERS MEET, Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Road, Lexington Park. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Join Pax River Quilters Guild monthly meeting and Christmas party. New members welcome. Bring your best dish for the buffet, food pantry donations, 2 ½-inch strips for the strip raffle. There will be a drawing for the opportunity quilt, “Boats Afloat.” paxriverquiltguild.com

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR, Indian Head Village Green Pavilion, 100 Thomas Road, Indian Head. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 11. Features live entertainment, local crafters, homemade refreshments, Santa Claus photos, the Painter Family Antique Running Trains, craft-making and letters to Santa for children. Donation of $1 for all ages at the door. All proceeds go to Neighbors Eager to Serve program. 301-743-5511; townofindianhead.org

COMMON THREAD, Lexington Park Library, 23250 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Whether you have been stitching for years, or you just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all things fabric and fiber. Open to knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, cross-stitchers and any other kind of needleworkers. Bring current project, mingle with like-minded makers, and swap patterns, ideas and tips. Basic supplies available, if needed. All skill levels welcome. No registration required. stmalib.org; 301-863-8188

MINECRAFT, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 13. Can you think on your feet, team up, use creativity, and complete the challenge? Must be able to use a mouse and keyboard commands and be familiar with how to play Minecraft (no tutorial). Ages 8-11. Registration required. stmalib.org

Planning ahead?

CHORALE/SOUTHERN MIX BARBERSHOP, College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. CSM’s Chorale is a mixed choir of women’s and men’s voices that performs a variety of styles, including traditional and modern choral music, gospel music, contemporary popular music, and historical styles such as the madrigal. Southern Mix, under the direction of Paul Douglass, is a men’s barbershop chorus. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu $

CONCERTS, Patuxent Voices, women’s a capella group, will hold Christmas concerts. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Christ Episcopal Church, 25390 Maddox Road, Chaptico; and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Christ Church Calvert, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic. Free, but donations are appreciated. patuxentvoices@gmail.com; patuxentvoices.org

LATIN/JAZZ ENSEMBLES, College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 8 p.m. Dec. 15. CSM’s Latin Ensemble, Ritmo Cache, specializes in salsa, Mexican, Afro-Cuban, merengue, Latin jazz and other musical styles of Latin America. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, Roy Rogers Restaurant, 14000 H.C. Trueman Road, Solomons. 10-11 a.m. Dec. 14. Books & Banter Mystery Book Club is intended to be fun and light reading. Each month the group gathers to discuss the book selection, fun conversation and breakfast. The book club will meet the second Friday of every month.

ITSY BITSY STORYTIME, Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Road. 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Storytime designed for a smaller group. Recommended for ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Registration required. 301-475-2846; stmalib.org

HOLIDAY OPEN MIC, Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico. 7-10 p.m. Dec.14. Holiday music and friendship with the Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance. Acoustic musicians of all skill levels are welcomed to perform favorite holiday tunes. Admission is $7, and performers are admitted free. To sign up to perform, email garner@wildblue.net. 301-904-4987; smtmd.org $

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS ON THE SQUARE, Downtown Leonardtown. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15. Bring your camera for free pictures with the jolly, old elf. 301-475-9791; leonardtown.somd.com

COMMUNITY DINNER & MEMORIAL RIBBON CEREMONY, Indian Head Village Green Pavilion, Indian Head. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15. Free community dinner; $2 donation per ribbon. Purchase ribbons by Dec. 3. RSVP for dinner by Dec. 8. 301-743-5511; karen@townofindianhead.org

2ND ANNUAL RUDOLPH REINDEER STAMPEDE 5K, Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Shake off your holiday stress and run the Rudolph Reindeer Stampede 5K. 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. 5K start Dec. 15. All ages are welcome. Includes a hot breakfast and hot cocoa, snacks and water. Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the Children’s Aid Society. $30 per person. 301-638-9788; somdbluecrabs.com $

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CLAWS, Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Celebrate the holidays with mascot Pinch and Santa. 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 15. Enjoy a hot breakfast and hot cocoa. Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the Children’s Aid society and receive two free 2019 game tickets. $7 per person. 301-638-9788; somdbluecrabs.com $

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOPS, Charles County Public Library in La Plata and Waldorf West. 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Decorate pre-made gingerbread houses using icing and candy. Preregistration required. 301-934-9001, 301-645-1395; ccplonline.org

PET AND FAMILY PHOTOS, Humane Society of Charles County, 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. Visit with Santa and have photographs taken that will be available for purchase at a later date. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 16. 301-645-8181; humanesocietycc.org $

MIDDLEHAM CHAPEL, Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. 5-6 p.m. Dec. 18. Middleham Chapel is open on third Tuesday each month for personal prayer, reflection or meditation. Bring something to read or just sit and enjoy the quiet. Bring a light meal and enjoy out at the picnic tables, when the weather is accommodating. Meditation evening begins at 6:30 p.m. in Smith Hall sponsored by the Southern Maryland Meditation Community. 410-326-4948; middlehamandstpeters.org

UGLY SWEATER PARTY, Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 18. Wear your ugliest sweater and make ugly crafts. Register. 410-535-0291; calvert.lib.md.us

SEA SQUIRTS, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 20. Topic is “What’s for Lunch?” Program is for children 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Fee is $5, free for CMM members. 410-326-2042; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

PET MEMORIAL, Friendship Pet Memorial Park, Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf. 3 p.m. Dec. 22. For a $10 donation, a ribbon for a deceased pet will be placed on the Holly Tree at the park. 301-645-8181; humanesocietycc.org $

PLANETARIUM SKY SHOW, James E. Richmond Science Center, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Free Our Sky Tonight show 7-8 p.m. first Monday of each month Jan. 7, Feb. 4 and March 4. Highlighting each month’s featured constellations, stars and planets. No ticket required, but seating is limited. 301-934-7464. ccboe.com/sciencecenter

All about art!

CHARLES COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE SHOW, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Main Waldorf Branch, 3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Exhibit dates Dec. 28-April 19. Theme is “Artists Choice.” Deadline to submit is Dec. 7.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Charles County Arts Alliance, is now accepting submissions for their next multi-media art show. Current members of the arts alliance are invited to submit a maximum of two works of art on any subject for consideration (there is no submission fee). Non-members are encouraged to join and be eligible to submit their art. Contact Gale Kladitis at gkladitis@comcast.net. 301-392-5900; charlescountyarts.org

ANNMARIE EXHIBIT, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. Jane Rowe, Charlie Hewitt, Bud Adams and Carolyn Egeli will exhibit their work in the Kay Daugherty Mezzanine. “The Spotlight Series: Celebrating the Legacy of the Creative Arts Forum” is a new program and is created in memory of Kay Daugherty, who nurtured and supported artists throughout her life. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org

ARTWORKS @ 7th, 8905 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-286-5278; artworksat7th.com

CALVART GALLERY, 110 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 410-535-9252; calvartgallery.com

CARMEN’S GALLERY, 14550 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Carmen’s Gallery offers a variety of paintings, jewelry, crafts and artwear by a constantly evolving group of artists. Gallery brings in new works every few weeks, along with receptions for highlighted artists. For information on new works, stop in at the gallery and see them for yourself. 410-326-2549; carmensgallery.com 

MATTAWOMAN CREEK ART CENTER, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Join the gallery during the Charles County Holiday Trail Dec. 1-2. Holiday Salon & Small Works Show runs through Dec. 9. The gallery (art for sale) and gift shop are open Fridays-Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 301-743-5159 (office is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). 301-743-5159; mattawomanart.org, mattawomanart@aol.com; Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

MEDART GALLERIES, 10735 Town Center Blvd. Suite 1, Dunkirk. Holiday open house begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. Food, art, framing, jewelry, live music by Bill Resnick and Ryan Webster, and featuring artist Paul McGehee. 410-257-6616; medartgalleries.com

NORTH END GALLERY, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. Gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 301-475-3130; northendgallery.com

OPAL FINE ART GALLERY, 41625 Park Ave., Leonardtown, just off the Leonardtown Square. Join Opal for a group and gift show. Support local artisans and “Give Artfully” during the holiday season. Gallery will offer a selection of skillfully created handmade gifts in many different price ranges. Ugly sweater contest Dec. 7. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. First Fridays. 302-438-1629; facebook.com/OpalFineArts $

OPEN LUNCH SOCIAL, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, 22660 Washington St., Leonardtown. Noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday. Join the council during lunchtime to meet new people and learn about exciting upcoming arts-related events in the community. All are welcome, bring lunch and drop in as you like. 240-309-4061; stmarysartscouncil.com

ARTIST REGISTRY, St. Mary’s County Arts Council. The arts council invites local artists to be listed on its artist registry. Categories include fiber, literary, performing and visual arts. Sign up at stmarysartscouncil.com.


PORT TOBACCO HISTORIC VILLAGE, 8430 Commerce St., Port Tobacco. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (last tour at 3:30 p.m.). Free. Tour Port Tobacco and discover the historic village. Settled in 1634, Port Tobacco was once Maryland’s second largest seaport and was listed on early world maps. The town served as the county seat from 1727 to 1895, but its history extends from the prehistoric Native American inhabitants of Potopaco to the current residents of the town. The story of Port Tobacco is fascinating. “It includes Native Americans, missionaries, colonists, revolutionaries, assassins, spies, slaves, merchants, farmers, an arsonist and everyone in between,” according to Charles County literature. Learn more about the facts and legends of Historic Port Tobacco Village, including one of Maryland’s oldest ghost stories, The Legend of the Blue Dog. 301-392-3418; explorecharlescounty.com

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR MUSEUM, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. The museum houses artifacts and simulators, films and books spanning the history of naval aviation, as well as 22 one-of-a-kind aircraft. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for active duty military (with ID) and dependents, seniors (55 and older), $4 for kids 5-12; children 4 and younger are free. paxmuseum.org $

SATURDAY STORYTIME, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays. Stories, rhymes, songs and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers. 301-884-2211; stmalib.org

CALVERT LIBRARY STORYTIME, Fairview Library at 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings and Prince Frederick Library at 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Storytime is for families with children of multiple ages. During the 45-minute class, children develop language and build vocabulary through various storytelling styles, songs and movement. For children up to age 5. 410-257-2101, 410-535-0291; calvert.lib.md.us

DINOSAURS OF MARYLAND, Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Showcases the diversity and history of Maryland fossils from the age of dinosaurs. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, military with valid I.D., AAA and AARP members, and $4 for children 5-12; children younger than 5 and museum members are free. 

WEED WARRIORS AND TRAILS GROUPS, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust continues to stay involved in trail development and maintenance in Southern Maryland. 301-862-3421; Patuxent-Tidewater.org; info@patuxent-tidewater.org

BINGO, St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department, 200 Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard. 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird games at 7 p.m., regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Food and refreshments sold. 410-586-1713 $


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