La Plata, MD – The comedy-drama “Calendar Girls” will open at the Port Tobacco Playhouse in La Plata, Friday, May 4 and run through May 20. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. Produced by Kathy Mead and directed by Benjamin Simpson, this poignant comedy is based on the 2003 film of the same name which starred Helen Mirren. It is the story of a group of members of the Women’s Institute (WI) in Yorkshire, England who arrange to pose for and publicize an “alternative calendar” in order to raise funds for a charitable purpose. This play is based on the true story of the 11 WI members who posed nude for a calendar which raised money for the Leukemia Research Fund. Calendar Girls is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and in part by grants from the Charles County Arts Alliance, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For ticket information and for reservations you may contact www.ptplayers.com or 301-932-6819.

School safety forum with Senator Waugh
Maryland State Senator Steve Waugh will hold a Forum on Senate Bill 1265, the Safe To Learn Act (which was passed by the MD Legislature) this Friday, April 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bay District VFD on Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, This Forum is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required. For more information call 410-841-3673.

Read aloud with Twin Beach Players
Twin Beach Players (TBP) in North Beach invites you to participate in a read-through of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” Sunday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Dayton Avenue in North Beach. Fifteen people are needed for this event which will be attended by TBP Playwright-in-Residence Mark Scharf. Mr. Scharf has adapted the Wells story especially for TBP. Director is Regan Garnett. To RSVP and for more information you may contact info@twinbeachplayers.org.

Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show
Performing at American Legion Post 238 Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. will be Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show to close out the Bluegrass season. Doors open at noon; food will be available for sale. Tickets are available at the door and are priced at $20 per person (those under age 12 are admitted free of charge with a paid adult ticket). Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Helping Hands Food Pantry of Southern Maryland. The post is located at the corner of MD Routes 381 and 231 in Hughesville. For more information you may contact www.americanlegionbluegrass.com, or 301-737-3994.

Friends of St. Mary’s County Library
The annual Friends of Library (FOL) Dinner for 2018 will be held at the Elements Eatery and Mixology Restaurant in Lexington Park Sunday, May 20. Cocktails and social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. Guest Speaker will be Amy Harvey, talking about her work with sea turtles in the Caribbean. You may learn more information and may pay online here. You may also mail your check to: Friends of St. Mary’s County Library, P.O. Box 165, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Spring Fling Classic Car Show
The Spring Fling Classic Car Show will be held on-the-square in Leonardtown Sunday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A monetary donation is requested. Hundreds of classic and antique cars, plus live music and silent auctions will be on-site. Rain date is May 6. For more information call 301-994-9666.

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