Calendar of events

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 michael.pat­ter­son@pg­parks.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 otis@boo.net; Stu­art Rich­man 301-6592898, email srich­man4@ver­i­zon.net; Jim Landry 240-464-5379, email james. landry62@ya­hoo.com; or Mike Strong 240-346-1245, email stronb­sart@gmail.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 bren­da_bush@hot­mail.com.

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 tshsaboevents@com­cast.net 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 bx­offc@csmd.edu, 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, san­drap@csmd.edu.

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.

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