From left to right, seated, Row 1:  Rick Wathen (John), Joanne Fuesel (Annie), Lynne O’Meara (Chris) and Greg Pruitt (John) Back Row, standing, left to right:  Erin Timmermann (Ruth), Ellynne Brice Davis (Lady Cravenshire), Sheila Draper (Jessie), Susan Claggett (Celia), Archie Parker (Lawrence), Joselle Gilpin (Marie), Kim Moore Bessler (Cora). Not pictured: Gayle Morris Donahue (Brenda/Elaine). Costumer is Quentin Nash Sagers. Assistant Director is Brenna Prestidge, and Stage Manager is Tessa Silvestro.

La Plata, MD – The play Calendar Girls, by Tim Firth, winds up its 12-performance run this weekend. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m.  The theatre is located at 508 E. Charles Street in La Plata.

Directed by Ben Simpson and produced by Kathy Mead, Calendar Girls tells the true story of members from the Women’s Institute in Yorkshire, England who posed for an unusual “alternative calendar” to raise funds for a settee in the relatives’ room of their local hospital. For reservations call 301-932-6819 or visit

Cast members of the PTP production posed for a souvenir calendar which is available for sale in the Lobby during Intermissions. During the first two weekends of the show, 175 copies of the calendar were sold. It is estimated that by the time the show closes on Sunday, May 20, over $2,000 will be donated to Specialove, Inc. in Leonardtown. Thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar for helping with this worthy cause!

The “December” cast photo above and all photos for the souvenir calendar are by Heather Brooks.

Republican Women of St. Mary’s County

The Republican Women of St. Mary’s County (RWSM) will meet at The Front Porch Restaurant in Leonardtown on Monday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest Speaker will be State Senator Steve Waugh. Lunch will be available for purchase. All are welcomed to attend – you do not need to be a member of RWSM.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters and the NAACP will hold a Primary Forum for contested elections at the Lexington Park Library on Monday May 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Historic St. Mary’s City

Historic St. Mary’s City’s (HSMC) Registration for Pirates: Fact Vs. Fiction for ages 11 to 14 is now open.This Day Camp scheduled for June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. features hands-on activities that will explain pirate life, punishments, and weaponry. The cost is $30 per child ($25 for Friends members). Register by June 9 by calling Sharol at 240-895-4980.

HSMC is also looking for volunteers for a variety of activities from the costume shop to archaeology to the Maryland Dove to gardening. Onsite training is provided. Contact Jackie at

Historic St. Mary’s City is a Museum of living history on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information contact:

St. Mary’s River Watershed Association

The St. Mary’s River Watershed Association will hold its eighth annual celebration of the St. Mary’s River on Monday, May 28 from 1 to 4 pm. at the Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse in Piney Point, MD. Menu items include heavy hors d’oeuvres. There will be live and silent auctions and the music of Gretchen Richie’s Jazz  Cabaret to honor Special Guests and River Champions Karen Nutter, and Don and Ann Raley.

Tickets in advance are priced at $75 per person. You may purchase tickets online or by mail at St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, P.O. Box 94, St. Mary’s City, MD. 20686. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association and for more information call 301-904-2387, or visit

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