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St. Mary's County events:

Sotterley's Legends and Lore

Friday, 6 and 8 p.m.

Sotterley Plantation

Hear "way back when" stories and recent experiences from those close to Sotterley Plantation. Cost is $15 per person. Advance reservations only. Purchase tickets at

Annual Veteran's Day Parade

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Leonardtown Town Square

After the parade, stay for the Veteran's Memorial Wreath Laying ceremony, guest speakers and patriotic music. Parking available at County Fairgrounds or College of Southern Maryland lots with roundtrip bus service to the Town Square.

Sundays in the Park

Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Greenwell State Park

Come browse the historic Rosedale Manor on the second Sunday of every month. For more information, visit

Pax River Quilters Guild

Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church

This meeting celebrates PRQG's 20th anniversary and features a presentation on "Interesting Quilts from Unusual Fabrics." Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, contact Lois Andereck at

Calvert County events:

On Pins and Needles

Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Calvert library, Prince Frederick

Bring quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other project for an afternoon of conversation and creativity.

Hear our Veterans' Voices

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Calvert library, Prince Frederick

Hear veterans share their stories, photos and documents. Participants can interview, write and record personal history for the Library of Congress Veteran's History Project.

Civil Discourse

Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.

Calvert library, Prince Frederick

Join participants in a conversation about natural gas "fracking."

Book discussion: 'The Age of Innocence'

Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Calvert library, Fairview "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness.

Creative Memoirs: Reinventing a Life

Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Calvert library, Prince Frederick

Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and share with the group.

Book discussion: 'La's Orchestra Saves the World'

Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.

Calvert library, Southern

"La's Orchestra Saves the World" by Alexander McCall Smith. It is 1939. Lavender--La to her friends--decides to flee London to avoid German bombs and escape the memories of her shattered marriage. As the war drags on, La is in need of some diversion and wants to boost the town's morale, so she organizes an amateur orchestra.