Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, if possible) to Community, 4475 Regency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695. Email items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.
Wednesday, April 6
American Legion Auxiliary 293 will hold a member meeting 7 p.m. April 6 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
Southern Maryland Audubon Society will meet 7:30-9 p.m. April 6 at Elms Environmental Center, 49300 St. James Road, Dameron. Come early for refreshments 7 p.m. A presentation will be given on bats found around the world and in Maryland. Learn about the benefits they contribute to the environment and ways to help their declining population. For more information, call Michael Patterson, 301752-5763, or email email@example.com.
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will take applications for energy assistance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 6 at Health Partners, 3070 Crain Highway, suite 101, Waldorf. Applicants may bring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications on site that day. For more information, call 301-274-4474, ext. 200.
Homeschool Book Club will meet 10 a.m.noon April 6 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. This month, club member Hannah will host a discussion of “Swindle” by Gordon Korman. Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-1395.
Homeschool STEAM Club will meet 11 a.m.noon April 6 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. This month will be about the science of propulsion. Ages 5-9. Registration required. Call 301-375-7375.
Tutorías de Computadoras en Español/Computer Help in Spanish will be 2-3:30 p.m. April 6 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Nuestras clases de computadoras están diseñadas para que usted aprenda en una forma rápida y cómoda como usar el internet, buscar o aplicar para trabajo, tener su cuenta de correo electrónico y otros. Todas las clases son gratis y no necesita registrarse. Para más información pregunta por Ivette. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
Waldorf West Crochet & Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. April 6 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
Senior Services of Charles County will host bingo 9:30 a.m. April 6 at Waldorf Senior Center, Waldorf Jaycees Building, 3092 Crain Highway. For information, call 301638-4420.
Thursday, April 7
Boy Scout Troop 144 will meet 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Bryans Road. All boys 1117 years invited to join. Plans for summer camp are in process. For information, call Chris Valdez 301-848-9207, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Stuart Richman 301-6592898, email email@example.com; Jim Landry 240-464-5379, email james. firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mike Strong 240-346-1245, email email@example.com.
American Legion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sandwich night 6-8:30 p.m. April 7 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301645-6331.
Port Tobacco River Conservancy will host a presentation by Maryland Department of Natural Resources 7 p.m. April 7 at Holiday Inn Express, 6860 Crain Highway, La Plata. The importance of fish passage and dam removal in Maryland for restoring migratory fish populations will be discussed. Free. Open to public. Complimentary refreshments. For more information, go to www.porttobaccoriver.
org or call 301-934-2025.
Clark Center Book Discussion will be 1-2 p.m. April 7 at the center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “Defending Jacob” by William Landay will be discussed. Call La Plata library 301-9349001.
Homeschool STEAM Club will meet 2-3 p.m. April 7 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Ages 5-9. Registration required. Call 301-375-7375.
Spanish Class for Little Amigos will be 6-6:30 p.m. April 7 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.
Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 7 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-6452864.
Evening Story Time will be 6:30-7 p.m. April 7 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. All ages. Call 301645-2864.
NARFE Chapter 126 will hold monthly meeting 12:20 p.m. April 7 at Mama Stella’s Restaurant, 7075 Indian Head Highway, Bryans Road. Lunch will start 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be from Visiting Angels. For information, call Ron Bush, 301-934-8311, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will take applications for energy assistance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 7 at Charles County Department of Social Services, 200 Kent St., La Plata. Applicants may bring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications on site that day. For more information, call 301-274-4474, ext. 200.
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home will hold a winter art show through June 15 at the home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road. The gallery will be
presented along the E-Wing Dining Hallway. For more information, call Charlotte Hall Veterans Home 301-884-8171 ext. 468 or email VeteransHomeArt@gmail.com.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free bingo Thursdays at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Doors open 6 p.m. Early birds begin 7 p.m. Call 301-9348221.
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be 2-7 p.m. April 7 at Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.
Friday, April 8
American Legion Auxiliary Post 82 will hold dinner 5-8 p.m. April 8 at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu includes pork barbeque sandwich $12 or fried shrimp $15, both with cole slaw and french fries. Public welcome. Call 301-934-8221.
VFW Post 8810 will hold steak dinner 6:30-8 p.m. April 8 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Potato and vegetable buffet, salad, roll, and dessert. Cost $15. Call 301-645-6331.
Thomas Stone High School Athletic Teams and Boosters will hold a household products fundraiser sale through April 15. The school is located at 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Orders due April 15. Expected pick up 8 a.m-noon April 30. For product flyer and order form, or to make a purchase, email email@example.com with “Household Products Sale” in subject line. For more information, call Vicki Bellet, 301-932-4566; leave message.
Baden Ladies Auxiliary will hold a pitch card party 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Baden Volunteer Fire Department,
16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $5 per person. For information, call 301-8881888.
Chess Club will meet 3:304:30 p.m. April 8 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 6-18. Call 301-645-1395.
CSM Jazz Festival will be 8 p.m. April 8-9 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road. Directed by Randy Runyon, Solid Brass is CSM’s jazz ensemble and is joined by Grammy Award winning international jazz artist, percussionist Gregg Bissonette. Workshops for area high school students will also be featured. Cost $5 in advance; $7 day of event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/arts.
La Plata Lions Club will hold a quarter auction 7-10:30 p.m. April 8 at the hall, 9370 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Doors open 6 p.m. Paddles $3 each; 2 for $5. Products from a number of vendors and food will be available. Free parking. Proceeds benefit Lions supported charitable activities. Call Chrissy, 240431-7471.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau, Inc. will host “Everyone’s an Asset Builder” workshop 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Parents, educators, mentors, youth workers, law enforcement, faith-based and community leaders who live and/or work in Charles County are invited. No fee to attend. Lunch will be provided. Space limited to 50 participants. For registration, call 301-645-1837 or email info@ tcysb.org.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Friday open studio 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through May 20 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Marbury. Call 301-743-5159 or go to www. mattawomanart.org.
Saturday, April 9
Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet 11:30 a.m. April 9 at Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road. The painting project will be Nilda Rodriguez Colored Pencil Project. Guests welcome. For supplies information to paint on the date of your visit or for more information, email LearnTo-
Paint@Outlook.com or call Garnett Joy, 301-884-2835.
CSM Women+Math Workshops will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 9 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM will be hosting several workshops to help women explore the possibilities for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Young women ages 13 and older, high school math teachers and parents are welcome to attend. Free. Participants can register at http://stem.csmd.edu/ events_WAMinfo.html. For additional information, call Sandra Poinsett, 301-9347808, or email, email@example.com.
Citizens for the Charles County Public Library will hold a used book bazaar April 9-16 at La Plata library, lower level, 2 Garrett Ave. Hours 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Bargain prices on books of all kinds and other items. On April 16, a grocery-size bag of books will cost $2 (tote bags will be available for purchase, $2 each). For more information, go to www.ccplonline.org.