Weekly Events

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

It’s time to start planning your weekend! Please check out Southern Maryland-This is Living calendar below. There’s a lot to see and do!

NEWTOWNE PLAYERS, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. “She Loves Me,” Through Feb. 17. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 3:30 p.m. “She Loves Me” is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Georg works at a modest Hungarian parfumerie and spends his free time pouring out his heart in anonymous letters to “Dear Friend,” the love of his life. Amalia gets a job at the shop and its immediately clear how much they hate each other. It’s also immediately clear—to the audience—that Amalia is Georg’s “Dear Friend.” What will it take for Georg to realize that she loves him and for Amalia to realize that there’s something about a man who won’t help her find her “Other Shoe” when he brings her “Vanilla Ice Cream”!? 301-737-5447; newtowneplayers.org $

ANNMARIE EXHIBIT, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. For a few weeks, Annmarie’s main gallery will be transformed into artist studios, where visitors will have the opportunity to observe and interact with artists as they work through Feb. 26. More than 20 artists working in a variety of mediums are scheduled to participate over the course of the event. Some of the Artists in Action will be Ann Preston, Linda Craven, Carrie Lee, Wendy Schneider, Felicia Reed, Corinn Pumphrey, Carol Wade, Barb Mowery, Amy Hutto, Karin Edgett and Nancy Livengood. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org $

ART EXHIBIT, College of Southern Maryland Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Through March 14. Featuring work of Sukjin Choi. Gallery open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 301-934-7828; csmd.edu

CSM CHILDREN’S THEATRE, College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 7 p.m. Feb. 14-15; 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 16. “African American Folk Tales: The Tails of Br-er Rabbit” by CSM alumnus Kenneth L. Waters Jr. Runtime is 70 minutes. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets $7 adults and seniors, $5 youth of high school age and younger. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu $

FREE MAC LAB TOURS, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. 1-2 p.m. Feb. 14, 21 and 28. Enjoy a guided tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory that houses more than 8 million artifacts. Call for reservations. 410-586-8554; jefpat.org

COMEDY SHOWCASE, Calvert High School, Prince Frederick. 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse will hold a Comedy Showcase to benefit Project Graduation. Featured comedians will be Lucas Bohn, Brittany Carney, Robert Mac, Rob Maher, Jason Weems and Wendy Wroblewski. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Visit comedyinvasion2019.eventbrite.com. calvertcountymd.gov/CAASA; 410-535-3733 $

TOP DOG DINNER & DANCE, Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, Crain Highway. 6-10:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Featuring the Fabulous Hubcaps. Dinner, dancing, silent auction and more. Tickets $55. 301-645-8181; humanesocietycc.org $

RISE UP! Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell Road, Solomons. New exhibit featuring the expressive voices of teens runs Feb. 15-April 14 in the Kay Daugherty Gallery with an opening reception during Annmarie After Hours 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15. The exhibit features more than 60 works from area teens and includes visual, literary and performing art. The exhibit explores and communicates what it means to be a teen today and span painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber, photography, printmaking, sculpture, creative writing, poetry and performance. Regular admission applies. This exhibit is a project of the Tom & Katie Watts Youth Fund of Annmarie Garden. 410-326-4640; annmariegarden.org $

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT, Flag Ponds Nature Park, 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby. 8-10 a.m. Feb. 15. The 22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data collected. Registration required. 410-535-5327, 410-586-1477; calvertparks.org

MARATHON RECITAL DAY, St. Aloysius Church, 22800 Washington St., Leonardtown. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 16. This Kalnasy Concert Series event is free and open to individuals and families of all religious denominations. Music Teachers of Southern Maryland event. Piano, voice and instrumental performances given by youth musicians. saintaloysiuschurch.org

SWING AND BALLROOM DANCE, Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills. 7-11 p.m. Feb. 16. Come for a beginner-level dance lesson from 7-8 pm and stay for dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 pm. No experience required. Singles always welcome. Bring a snack to share; water will be provided. Cost is $10 per person. The dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. 240-577-0153; somdballroom@gmail.com; facebook.com/SoMdBallroom/ $

TURKEY SHOOT AND OYSTER SCALD, 7th District Optimist Park, 21860 Colton’s Point Road, Bushwood. Noon start time Feb. 17 and March 17. facebook.com.7doptimist/; 7thdistrictoptimist.org $

KALEIDOSCOPE MOVIE MAKING, Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19. Tweens will combine traditional art-making with technology to create interesting movies. Register. 410-535-0291; calvert.lib.md.us

TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. Opens 8 p.m. Feb. 20 and runs through Feb. 24. “Humanizing Histories: 7 Short Plays about Resistance,” a festival of 10-minute student-written performance pieces. Tickets are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens and Arts Alliance members; $6 general admission. To make reservations, email boxoffice@smcm.edu or call 240-895-4243. smcm.edu $

Planning ahead?

VOICES READING SERIES, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary’s City. 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21 with Sami Miranda. 240-895-4310; smcm.edu

NONPROFIT INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 21. The theme is Innovation. Keynote speaker will by Tommy Luginbill, director of the Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute at CSM. 301-934-7704; csmd.edu $

STALKING THE WILD TIMBERDOODLE, Ward Farm Nature Park, Dunkirk. 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22. Adults, teens welcome with an adult. Take a short stroll along the fields near the parking area listening for the breeding display of the American woodcock (also known as a timberdoodle). Dress for the weather. Due to rough terrain of the trails this activity is not wheelchair accessible. Naturalist in charge will be Karyn Molines. Directions will be sent to all who register. Free for Calvert Nature Society members; $8 for nonmembers. calvertparks.org $

BENNY MORGAN CONCERT SERIES, College of Southern Maryland Building A auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Keith Wright on flute. 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 240-725-5300; csmd.edu

NATIONAL ISSUES FORUM, Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. Calvert Library will host a National Issues Forum Conversation on Opioids. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 23. What should we do about the opioid epidemic? That is the question the community will be discussing. The library is collaborating with the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Calvert County Behavioral Health Services, Sheriff’s Office, State’s Attorney’s Office and Community Mediation Center to offer this opportunity to consider a variety of solutions. The format of the discussion is a presentation and deliberation of three options, a focus on treatment for all, on enforcement and on individual choice. Each option offers advantages and drawbacks and is based on different views and values. A booklet outlining the options is available to check out from the library.  Join the conversation.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

NATURE TRIVIA, Mully’s Brewery, 141 Schooner Lane, Prince Frederick. Calvert Nature Society will hold nature trivia Feb. 23. Team registration is $60. Think you are a nature expert? Grab your friends and come test out your skills. There is a cash prize for the team finishing in first as well as door prizes. Light snacks will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring snacks, too. Participants must be 21 or older. Trivia will start promptly at 7 p.m. Register at calvertparks.org $

  1. MARY’S COUNTY HISTORY DAY, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. 12:30-3 p.m. Feb. 23. The public is invited to view 60 student projects incorporating the theme “Triumph and Tragedy” at the History Day, facilitated by Historic Sotterley. The project categories include paper, exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. The winners will be eligible to enter the Maryland History Day contest. 301-373-2280; Jeanne Pirtle at education@sotterley.org

BRIDAL SHOW, State House of 1676, Historic St. Mary’s City, 47418 Old State House Road. 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24. Join many vendors to help with your wedding planning. Visit with wedding planners, photographers, florists, caterers, officiants, transportation, lodging, stylists, make-up artists, DJ’s, bakeries, clothiers, jewelry designers and wedding locations. Visit wedding venues: State House and lawn, the Margaret Brent Gazebo, the Inn at Brome Howard and the Maryland Dove. Plan to spend the day. Register for door prizes. There is no charge if registered by Feb. 16. Cost will be $5 at the door for unregistered guests. 240-895-4991; events@digshistory.org; hsmcdigshistory.org/event/taste-history-bridal-show

FEBRUARY DINNER, Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville. Starts at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24. Sponsored by the 7th District Optimist Club. 7thdistrictoptimist.org $

ANNUAL REEVES LECTURE, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary’s City. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. With Jeffrey Hammond, professor of English and George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts. Titled, “I’m With Her: A Feminist Parable from Ancient Egypt,” the event is free of charge and open to the public. 240-895-2045; smcm.edu/news

WRITERS OF COLOR BOOK CLUB, P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. 301-645-2864

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, Indian Head Senior Center, 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head. 11 a.m.-noon on the fourth Wednesday of every month. 301-375-7375

JOB FAIR, The Arc Southern Maryland, St. Mary’s County office, Breton Market Place, 25470 Point Lookout Road, Unit H, Leonardtown. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Feb. 27. Opportunity to meet with recruiters who can find the best position for you. Hiring managers available and some chances to interview on site. Now hiring full time and part time in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. A variety of positions are available – from entry level to management – for you to join The Arc Southern Maryland team and make a difference for people with diverse abilities. Bring copies of resume and save time by filling out an application in advance at arcsomd.org/join-our-team. Contact Kelly Ashby for appointments at kashby@arsomd.org.

ANNUAL BARBER WALKER LECTURER, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary’s City. 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Black Student Union announces Brittany Packnett as the second annual Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture guest speaker. Packnett’s lecture, “Building Bridges: An Intersectional Approach to Activism,” is free and open to the public. Packnett is an award-winning national leader in social justice. She is a contributor to the Crooked Media network, most notably contributing to the weekly news roundup on Pod Save The People which earned the team two 2018 Webby Awards for Best News Podcast. Her popular TEDx talk, “It’s About Time to Value Women of Color in Leadership,” exemplifies the passionate calls to action and personal storytelling she shares with audiences. smcm.edu/news

FIRST FRIDAY, Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown shopping centers. 5-8 p.m. March 1. 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. Among the events: Joe Norris will be performing at the Port of Leonardtown Winery, craft activities for kids at the Leonardtown Arts Center and Spotlight on 3-D at the North End Gallery. 301-475-9791; firstfridaysleonardtown.com

AN EVENING TO HONOR LUCILLE CLIFTON, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary’s City. 7:30 p.m. March 1. “Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton,” co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series, is free of charge and open to the public. The evening will feature poetry readings and reflections to honor St. Mary’s College’s former Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Lucille Clifton. Sonia Sanchez and Ashley M. Jones will perform original works of poetry during the event. Clifton was one of the most distinguished, decorated and beloved poets of her time. She won the National Book Award for Poetry and was the first Black recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement. smcm.edu/news

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 March 4. Highlighting each month’s featured constellations, stars and planets. No ticket required, but seating is limited. 301-934-7464; ccboe.com/sciencecenter

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING, Calvert Hospice, Prince Frederick. March 7-9. Training consists of three mandatory sessions: 6-9 p.m. March 7-8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9. Hospice is looking for volunteers to sit with patients, help in the Calvert Hospice office, work at the Shoppe for Hospice, serve as a buddy for a child at Camp Phoenix, facilitate the Journeys support group, or assist at other special events in the community. Contact Amanda Peterson at 410-535-0892, ext. 4003 or apeterson@calverthospice.org. Applications can also be downloaded at calverthospice.org/volunteer.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND MATH CIRCLE, Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 10 a.m.-noon March 9. 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

WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES, College of Southern Maryland Building B, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. 3 p.m. March 10. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Brian Ganz on piano. No tickets or reservations required. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu

CALVERT HOSPICE SEMINAR, SpringHill Suites, 75 Sherry Lane, Prince Frederick. 1-2:30 p.m. March 12. Calvert Hospice will provide an educational seminar on wills and estate planning. Attendees will learn about topics that impact end-of-life care for patients and their families. Sessions are designed to encourage group discussion. Calvert Hospice will provide refreshments. The seminars are free. Presenter will be Rosemary Keffler of Delaney & Keffler LLC. Keffler will discuss the basics of estate planning, which will include the importance of transferring assets, information about the preparation of a last will and testament, and more. Contact Peggy Braham at 410-535-0892 or pbraham@calverthospice.org for more information or to register.  Register online at calverthospice.org/education-seminars.

CSM CAUSE THEATRE, College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. 7:30 p.m. March 14; 8 p.m. March 15-16. “Hate Crime” by Vincent L. Scarsella. It’s a timely and provocative play about race relations in the context of a legal thriller. Due to heavy subject matter, including adult language and racial issues, this show is not suitable for all ages. All tickets $5. 301-934-2251; csmd.edu $

“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH,” Port Tobacco Players, 508 Charles St., La Plata. 8 p.m. March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, and April 5 and 6; and 3 p.m. March 17, 24 and 31 and April 7. This family musical is Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. 301-932-6819; ptplayers.com $

BENNY MORGAN CONCERT SERIES, College of Southern Maryland Building A auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Creative Concert Group “Boldness of Beethoven.” 3 p.m. March 16. Free. 240-725-5300; csmd.edu

DANCE LESSONS, Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills. 7-11 p.m. March 16. Come for a beginner-level dance lesson from 7-8 pm and stay for dancing from 8-11 pm. No experience required. Singles always welcome. Bring a snack to share; water will be provided. Cost is $10 per person. 240-577-0153; facebook.com/SoMdBallroom/ $

POTATO PLANTING DAY, Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 23. Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors and don’t mind digging in the dirt, and want to help others, are asked to join the historic plantation for a daylong potato planting extravaganza as part of its “Growing for Good” program. For the sixth year running, it is continuing the challenging work of sustainably farming the land. Most of what is produced at Sotterley supports those in need in partnership with local food pantries. There will be two sessions; the goal is to plant 11 acres of potatoes. This is a family-friendly event for those 5 and older. Dress appropriately for this weather-dependent event. Rain date March 30. Shoes may get muddy if plots have recently had rain. Treats provided. RSVPs requested. Sign up on Historic Sotterley’s Facebook Page or at sotterley.org.

CHARLES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATION GALA, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Issue. 6 p.m.-midnight March 23. Gala includes three levels of reservations: Gala VIP Dinner guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner at 6 p.m. with a chef-inspired menu. For guests who want only a reservation for the Gala at 8 p.m. they can do so and will enjoy an array of diverse and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a unique interactive dessert station. A “Late Night” reservation will be offered for guests wanting to arrive at the Gala starting at 9:30 p.m. and help turn the event up a few notches. The foundation will posthumously honor local cardiologist and member of the CRMC medical staff, Dr. Amitabh Rastogi, as the 2019 Healthcare Champion. To purchase tickets, visit crmcfoundation.org/gala or call 301-609-4132. $

FISHING FAIR & BOAT SAFETY EXPO, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23-24. The fishing fair will include vendors selling fishing rods, fishing tackle, fishing trips, artwork and food to fishing enthusiasts. Speakers will address saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities in Southern Maryland as well as fishing camps for children 7-12. Boat safety exposition will include boat safety preparation, training and demonstrations for boaters by federal, state and local organizations. Admission $4, children 12 and younger free. Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization. Vendors should contact Bill Bonner at bill_bonner@verizon.net. smrfo.com $

MARYLAND DAY, St. Mary’s City. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23. Celebrate Maryland’s 385th anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches and free admission to living history and museum exhibits. 240-895-4990; hsmcdigshistory.org

MARYLAND DAY, St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 25. Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at the museum with a ceremony 2-3 p.m. featuring guest speakers and program. The museum and water taxi will be operating for visitors prior to and after the ceremony. The event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s and the state of Maryland’s story. Visitors to the event can enjoy free admission to the museum. facebook.com/events/1691136361001570/; 301-769-2222

BIG HAIR BALL, Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. 6-10 p.m. March 29. Event benefits LifeStyles of Maryland. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, runway spectacular, silent and live auctions, and raffles. Tickets $60 each. lifestylesbighairball.com $

NOVELIST JAMAICA KINCAID, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s Hall, Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s City. 7:30 p.m. March 29. Writer, novelist and professor Jamaica Kincaid will be part of the Presidential Lecture Series. Event is free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are required at www.smcm.edu/kincaid. Known for her candid and emotionally honest writing through her books and novels including “Annie John,” “Lucy,” “At the Bottom of the River” and “A Small Place,” Kincaid attracted the attention of The New Yorker, where she became a staff writer and featured columnist for nine years. 240-895-2045; smcm.edu

CAMP MERRICK FUNDRAISER, Olde Breton Inn, Society Hill Road, Leonardtown. Herr Henry Thedens of Hamburg, Germany, will perform as Marlene Dietrich in concert at 6 p.m. May 2. This will be an elegant evening of music and drama to honor the legendary Miss Dietrich. Proceeds from the event will be for scholarships for children with low-vision, who are hearing-impaired or who suffer from diabetes to attend overnight summer camp at Lions Camp Merrick in Charles County. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, concert and a donation to Lions Camp Merrick. For tickets and for more information, contact LynnieBDavis@gmail.com. $

KANE BROWN TO PERFORM, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Country music star Kane Brown will perform live at the museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion. June 1. Opening acts include To a T singer Ryan Hurd and Maryland’s own homegrown sensation Jackson Dean. Tickets are $35-$89. 410-326-2042, ext. 16; calvertmarinemuseum.com $

Art activities

ART EXHIBIT, College of Southern Maryland Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Through March 14. Featuring work of Sukjin Choi. Gallery open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 301-934-7828; csmd.edu

PORTRAIT OF ST. MARY’S ART EXHIBIT, St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point. Through March 31. Local artist Nicole Stewart gives visitors a glimpse into the past and the present of life in St. Mary’s County with the rich heritage of the community reflected. Museum admission fees apply. 301-769-2222; facebook.com/SCIMuseum, facebook.com/1836Light

ARTS ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP, Charles County Arts Alliance offers each year a $1,000 scholarship to one outstanding graduating senior from each of the seven public high schools in Charles County who plans to major in the arts (performing, visual or literary) at a four-year college or university toward a career in the arts. Go to charlescountyarts.org for an application. Charles County public school seniors also may see their college and career advisers for a copy of the application. Complete applications must be mailed to the CCAA Office, P.O. Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695, in sufficient time to be received (not postmarked) by noon March 8. Applications may also be hand-delivered to the CCAA Office at 10250 La Plata Road in La Plata, MD 20646, between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. 301-392-5900; info@charlescountyarts.org or ronbrown990@gmail.com; charlescountyarts.org

CHARLES COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE SHOW, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Main Waldorf Branch, 3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Exhibit shown through April 19. Theme is “Artists Choice.” Contact Gale Kladitis at gkladitis@comcast.net. 301-392-5900; charlescountyarts.org

ANNMARIE EXHIBIT, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. For a few weeks, Annmarie’s main gallery will be transformed into artist studios, where visitors will have the opportunity to observe and interact with artists as they work through Feb. 26. More than 20 artists working in a variety of mediums are scheduled to participate over the course of the event. Some of the Artists in Action will be Ann Preston, Linda Craven, Carrie Lee, Wendy Schneider, Felicia Reed, Corinn Pumphrey, Carol Wade, Barb Mowery, Amy Hutto, Karin Edgett and Nancy Livengood. 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. Food for Lovers show through March 3. Reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 9. 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. 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. 410-257-6616; medartgalleries.com

NORTH END GALLERY, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. The annual Guest Artist Invitational Show celebrating a display of new, regional artwork runs through Feb. 24. Gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. First Friday reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 1. 301-475-3130; northendgallery.com

OPAL FINE ART GALLERY, 41625 Park Ave., Leonardtown, just off the Leonardtown Square. 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.

ARTISTS CHOICE SHOW, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall. Feb. 4-June 30. Held in partnership with the Charles County Art Alliance. The gallery will be presented along the E-Wing dining hallway. Contact Angela Quade at 301-884-8171, ext. 403, or VeteransHomeArt@charhall.org. charlescountyarts.org

ARTISTS SOUGHT, Leonardtown Earth Day celebration 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 14. Artists and other vendors interested in participating at the Earth Day event may apply for a space by email at brandy.blackstone@leonardtownmd.gov. 301-475-9791 $

SEEKING ARTWORK FOR SEPTEMBER SHOW, Lexington Park Library, FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park. Are you a local artist with a comic/fantasy flair interested in participating in an upcoming event at the Lexington Park Library? A group show running the month of September will be featured along with the Lexicon event Sept. 21. Contact Shannon Conroy Frescura at 301-863-8188, ext. 2005, or email sfrescura@stmalib.org.

Ongoing

  1. CLEMENT’S ISLAND MUSEUM, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point. Winter hours through March 24 are Thursday-Monday from noon-4 p.m. Guided tours are available by pre-arrangement. Cost $3 adults; $2 seniors and military; $1.50 children; 5 and younger free. 301-769-2222; facebook.com/events/1613488018950488/ $

PINEY POINT LIGHTHOUSE, Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park, 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point. Winter hours through March 24 are Thursday-Monday from noon-4 p.m. Guided tours are available by pre-arrangement. Cost $7 adults; $3.50 seniors, students and military; 5 and younger free. 301-994-1471; facebook.com/events/271466000371422/ $

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 $

ON PINS & NEEDLES, Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 1-4 p.m. Fridays. Bring quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862; calvertlibrary.info

MAKEPLAYLEARN, Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 2-4 p.m. most Saturdays. Take building and creativity to a whole new level. Library provides the space, LEGOs and other material; kids provide the imagination. 410-535-0291; calvertlibrary.info

SMADC, Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission seeks farms, wineries and other agritourism venues to co-host the Buy Local Challenge, an annual event that promotes the region’s agricultural community and connects consumers with local farms and their products. To learn more about programs and resources, contact SMADC, P.O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; call 301-274-1922, ext. 1, email info@smadc.com; or go to smadc.com.

CHOPTICON CLASS OF 1969, Chopticon High School Class of 1969 is planning a 50th class reunion for fall 2019. If you are a member or teacher contact Sarah Blackistone Richardson at 240-925-1119 or TheMightySBR@msn.com, or Norwood Graves at 301-848-9525 or Saramy1@verizon.net to update contact information to receive all announcements for the festivities.

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