Navy League Golf Tournament
May 11 at Cedar Point Golf Course, NAS Patuxent River. Registration for each player is $65 which covers green fees, cart, on-course refreshments, lunch and a donation to the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society. To reserve a spot (foursome or individual), send names and telephone numbers to The Navy League, P.O. Box 444, Lexington Park, MD 20653, PaxNavyLeague gmail.com or fax 888-819-7533). Pre-payment is preferred; make checks payable to the Navy League.
A Contra Dance sponsored by Southern MD Traditional Music and Dance, featuring caller Kim Forry, will be held May 12 at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Beginners should arrive at 7 p.m. for dance instruction. Admission is $8 for non SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). Dress comfortably. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For information visit www.smtmd.org.
2012 Archaeology Speaker Series: Maryland’s History “By the Object”
St. Leonard-JPPM will host Marcia Miller, architectural historian with the Maryland Historical Trust, on May 11, at 7:15 p.m., following the annual meeting of the Friends of JPPM. The Speaker Series is held in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Miller will present, “Acorns and Anguish of Wandering Relics: Stories from the State House.” The Maryland State House is the oldest state capital in continuous legislative use in the country. Completed in 1779, the building has undergone significant changes throughout its history. Recent investigative and restoration work has centered on the dome, the Old House of Delegates Chamber and the Old Senate Chamber. This lecture will focus on the findings and artifacts from these efforts. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.
As Bees in Honey Drown
The Newtowne Players will perform As Bees in Honey Drown Thursday through Sunday through May 13. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, senior citizens and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Light refreshments and beverages are available for purchase. Reservations are recommended at 301-737-5447 or www.newtowneplayers.org. Note: Some language and themes are not suitable for children.
Vera Bradley Bingo
Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. May 12 at Little Flower School. $20 for regular games, $1 for special. Food available. Call 301-994-0404 for information.
All You Can Eat Breakfast
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. May 13 at the 2nd District Fire Department, Valley Lee. Menu includes scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, pancakes, French toast, sausage links, ham, hot biscuits, creamed chipped beef, spiced applesauce, juices, milk & coffee. Adults - $8.00, children 6-12 - $4.00, children 5 and under are free. For information call 301-994-9924.
Quilters Guild Meeting
The Pax River Quilters Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park. New members welcome. For information, contact Carol Evans at caroljevanserols.com.
Reading Contest for adults
Adults 18 or older may pick up a game board at any Calvert Library branch, May 15 Aug. 30. The more entries you submit, the more chances to win. The boards challenge players to read or listen to 12 books that showcase different covers, genres, characters, and settings. Books may be adult fiction, nonfiction, biography, young adult or graphic novels. Children's books may not be used. For information, visit http://calv.lib.md.us.
Leah's House Tea Party
Dr. E. Faye will be the keynote speaker; noon to 2 p.m. May 19 at Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421 Kingston Creek Rd , California. For information call 301-994-9580 or pay in advance and reserve your ticket at www.leahshousemd.org Asbury sale Find new and gently used clothing, accessories, books, housewares, furniture and jewelry 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 19 at Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, 11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons, in the auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. For information call 410-394-3483.
Asian Heritage Month Celebrations
Enjoy Fiesta Asia Silver Spring May 12, Fiesta Asia Planet Family at Smithsonian’s National Zoo on May 13 and Fiesta Asia will be 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. May 19 along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd Street & 6th Street in the District of Columbia with a multicultural street fair. FREE and open to the public. For information visit www.asiaheritagefoundation.org.
Annmarie Gardens Show
The Calvert Artists' Guild will hold its Annual Awards Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19-20 in the Annmarie Garden Community Gallery. See display paintings, sculpture, collage, ceramics, jewelry and more. The 2012 Student Artist Award will be presented during the Artists' Reception, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. May 19 Meet artists and take home original artwork. Contact persons: Lonnie Harkins, 410-326-7199, baronvonsmooglenetscape.net or Gerry Wood, 301-863-9663, gbwood2verizon.net.
Sample the best Patuxent Wine Trail wines with a $15 souvenir tasting glass at the 5th Annual Calvert Wine & Arts Fest May 12, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Shop from outstanding Southern Maryland juried artisans. Delicious food, live entertainment, children's crafts, mason jar raffle & more. Tour our 1692 church & labyrinth. Rain or shine! Save money; reserve your wine glass at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/223794. Age verified by picture ID at fest. No admission fee. Proceeds benefit parish & community projects. Free parking.
The event takes place on May 11 and May 12 at Grace Lutheran Family Life Center, 1200 Charles Street, La Plata. The show kicks off with a Cattails and Cocktails Reception and dinner and continues with a LIVE AUCTION of old decoys at 2 p.m. For information call 301.885.0108 or go to www.somdgiving.org .
Animal Fair Benefit
The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League annual Animal Fair benefit and family/pet fun day is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 12,at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Enjoy a pet parade, “woof it down” pet/owner pie eating contest, blessing of the pets, pet adoptions, pet pageant, vendor booths, silent auction, food, music, and more.
Mother's Day at Sotterley
Noon-4 p.m. May 13, mothers receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at half price. Stroll the exquisite blooming gardens, walk the plantation grounds and nature trails, see the historic outbuildings including our original 1830’s Slave Cabin, or picnic out on the lawn while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Patuxent River. For information, visit www.sotterley.org.
Rights & Responsibilities discussion
Calvert Library Prince Frederick invites thoughtful, interested participants to talk it out 7 p.m. May 17. Dr. Richard Bilsker, Professor of Philosophy and the Social Sciences at the College of Southern Maryland, will provide a common reading containing a glossary of terms and a summary of the major theories. Participants will explore their understanding of rights, liberties and responsibilities. For information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.
Encore Chorale will present their Southern Maryland Encore Chorale in a spring concert, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. These talented singers, ages 55+, will perform Spirituals, Civil War music, and a Gilbert and Sullivan Victorian Bouquet arranged by John Barry Talley, retired director of musical activities at the United States Naval Academy. This concert is free and perfect for all ages. Krystal Rickard McCoy, conductor of Southern Maryland Encore Chorale and St. Maries Musica will conduct. For more information, please call Encore at 301-261-5747
Hershey Track and Field Games
The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program will host an invitational track meet 1 p.m. 4 p.m. May 20 at Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown. Registration starts at noon. Birth certificates are required for proof of age. Ages for the meet are: 9 14 boys and girls (as of December 31, 2012.) Participants may enter at least one field event and two track events OR two field events and one track event. Spikes are not allowed. Every competitor will receive a ribbon and certificate.
Dance for Relay for Life 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. May 20 at the Moose Lodge in Mechanicsville with music provided by the Chesapeake Swing Band, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and light refreshments. All donations taken that day will go to the American Cancer Society to fund research. For information call Alicia Moore at 240-925-8746.
Buy Local Cookout
Governor Martin O’Malley invites chefs using Maryland ingredients from Maryland sources to submit original recipes for the Fifth Annual “Buy Local Cookout,” which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 19. Recipes must be submitted by a chef and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. The cookout is the increasingly popular kick-off event for the statewide Buy Local Challenge Week (July 21-29), during which all Marylanders are encouraged to eat at least one local product each day of the week. Recipe submissions are due May 21. Recipes should be submitted at: http://mdamarketing.wufoo.com/forms/2012-governor-omalleys-buy-local-cookout or Karen.fedormaryland.gov or 410-841-5773. For more information visit: http://buy-local-challenge.com.
Monday Memory Tours
Each Monday, the public is invited to a free guided tour of Point Farm, located on Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Calvert County. Tours will be given each Monday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call 410-586-8501 for more information.
Sotterly Speaker Series
Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in announcing the upcoming 2012 Speaker Series presentation entitled “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: An Insider’s View” by curators Elizabeth Chew, Ph.D. and Rex Ellis, Ph.D. They will present their journey of conceptualizing and producing the exhibition, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty. This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
Walk Solomons Island
Start at the Holiday Inn, 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; finish by 5 p.m. May 26. Choose a 10-km or 5-km trail on streets, pathways and natural surfaces. For brochure and information call 410-437-2164 before 9 p.m. or email wahasseix.netcom.com. The Happy Wanderers will also walk May 27 in St. Mary’s City and May 28 in Chesapeake Beach. Special hotel rates and boat cruise are available.