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Fri­day, April 8

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 com­mu­nity@somd­news.com. In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions.

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 301934-8221.

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, 301-9324566; 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 301-888-1888.

Chess Club will meet 3:30-4:30 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, 240-431-7471.

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

Chil­dren’s Aid So­ci­ety will hold a yard sale 7 a.m.-noon April 9 at the of­fice, 3000 Hunt­ing­ton Cir­cle, Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1561 or go to www.chil­drens-aid-so­ci­ety.org.

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

ColoredGuests wel­come.Pencil Project.For sup­plies in­for­ma­tion to paint on the date of your visit or for more in­for­ma­tion, email LearnToPaint@Out­look.com or call Gar­nett Joy, 301884-2835.

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, 301-934-7808, 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.

Satur­day Sto­ry­time:Po­etry

will be 11-11:45 a.m. April 9 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cel­e­brate Na­tional Po­etry Month. Ages 0-5. Call 301645-1395.

Artists’ Re­cep­tion will be 2-4 p.m. April 9 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Come meet the artists of the Wal­dorf West Gallery. All ages. Call 301645-1395.

Port To­bacco River Con­ser­vancy will hold a pub­lic tree plant­ing 9 a.m.-noon April 9 and noon-3 p.m. April 10 at Port To­bacco River Park, Chapel Point Road, Port To­bacco. Res­i­dents are in­vited to help plant trees along the Port To­bacco River as part of a month-long cel­e­bra­tion of Earth Day. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To reg­is­ter, go to http://vols.pt/nZd­kcc, or call Charles County Parks Di­vi­sion of­fice, 301932-3470.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82 will host Vet­er­ans Stand Down Event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9 at the post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Event is for Ac­tive Duty and Mil­i­tary Vet­er­ans to con­nect with nu­mer­ous agen­cies and ser­vice providers to in­clude Vet­er­ans Af­fairs ben­e­fits (ini­tial claim process), health care, burial ben­e­fits, as­sis­tance with writ­ing a re­sume, tran­si­tion from mil­i­tary to civil­ian life, as­sist those who are home­less and more. Bring Mil­i­tary or VA ID or DD-214. If mak­ing ini­tial ben­e­fits claim, bring copies of DOD health records. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ge­orge Haw­ley, 240-367-6489, or email, ghaw­ley83@gmail.com.

St. Charles, Mary­land and DC Road Run­ners will host an­nual St. Charles Run­ning Fes­ti­val April 9 at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture sta­dium, 11765 Saint Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Start times are 8:45 a.m. 10-miler; 9 a.m. 5K; 9:30 a.m. Chick-fil-A Kids Fun Run. Open to run­ners of

all abil­i­ties. Pro­ceeds from the event will ben­e­fit UM Charles Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.stcharlesrun­fest.com or call 301-609-4132.

Patux­ent Lodge 218 A.F.

& A.M. will hold an open house noon-4 p.m. April 9 at Cen­ten­nial Lodge 174, 6110 Croom Sta­tion Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Open to pub­lic. Free food, sides and bev­er­ages. Moon bounces and cos­tumed mas­cots. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mar­lon, 202-702-5634, email, patux­ent­lodge218@gmail.com, or go to www.patux­ent­lodge218.org.

Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake will hold an art show through May 20 at the main Wal­dorf branch, 3035 Leonard­town Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Gale Kla­di­tis at gk­la­di­tis@com­cast.net.

Sun­day, April 10

In­dian Head Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment will hold a mem­ber­ship drive open house 9 a.m.-noon April 10 at the sta­tion, 4095 In­dian Head High­way. Free Fire and EMS train­ing. Re­fresh­ments served by the Ladies Aux­il­iary. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Wayne Hig­don, 240-2164122.

South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Bird Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion 101 field trip 8:30 a.m.-noon April 10 at Mount Aven­tine, Chap­man State Park, 3452 Ferry Place, In­dian Head. Start with a 30 minute bird iden­ti­fi­ca­tion dis­cus­sion fol­lowed by a trail walk to look for spring mi­grat­ing birds and wild­flow­ers. Some binoc­u­lars and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion books will be avail­able for use. Trip co-spon­sored by Charles County Gar­den Club and Friends of Chap­man State Park. To RSVP, call Lynne, 301-751-8097, or email com­stockel@aol.com.

Mon­day, April 11

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold an ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing 7 p.m. April 11 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

South­ern Mary­land Agri­cul­tural Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (SMADC) will hold an Ag and Food Cen­ter in­for­ma­tion ses­sion 5-7 p.m. April 11 at Char­lotte Hall li­brary, 37600 New Mar­ket Turner Road. SMADC is look­ing for prop­erty, de­vel­op­ers and op­er­a­tors for its Agri­cul­tural Busi­ness Park and Food In­no­va­tion Cen­ter Phase I: A Meat Pro­cess­ing, Pack­ing and Re­tail Fa­cil­ity with Po­ten­tial for Fu­ture Ex­pan­sion. The ses­sion will out­line the Re­quest for Pro­posal (RFP) and Re­quest for Qual­i­fi­ca­tions (RFQ) process. All busi­nesses and stake­hold­ers in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the project are en­cour­aged to at­tend. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.smadc.com and click on Ag. & Food In­no­va­tion Cen­ter.

Span­ish Con­ver­sa­tional Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. April 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301645-1395.

Sus­tain­able Land­scap­ing will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Master gar­den­ers will dis­cuss grow­ing na­tive plants, main­tain­ing your lawn, wa­ter­ing ef­fi­ciently, mulching and re­cy­cling yard waste and more. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Off the Hook Cro­chet and Knit Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 11 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

CSM Tony Hunger­ford Me­mo­rial Art Gallery will hold An­nual Ju­ried Stu­dent Exhibition through May 6 at the gallery, Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts Build­ing, 8730 Mitchell Road. Paint­ings, pho­tos and sculp­tures show­case the works of CSM fine arts stu­dents. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Satur­day. Awards and re­cep­tion 2:30 p.m. April 19. Free. Email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/arts.

Wal­dorf Lions Club will hold a blood drive 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 11 at Wal­dorf Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, 3245 Old Wash­ing­ton Road. The event is in con­junc­tion with Anne Arun­del County Blood Bus. Suc­cess­ful donors will re­ceive a restau­rant coupon. To make a reser­va­tion, call 443-481-4215 or go to www. signup­ge­nius.com/go/20f084­ca­ba92ea5fb6-wal­dorf.

Recre­ational Gym Ses­sions 3 and 4 will be held through April 24 at Elite Gym­nas­tics, 2745 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Gym­nas­tics classes of­fered us­ing a be­gin­ner to ad­vanced level sys­tem. Place­ment de­pends on age and skill level. Ages 2 years to high school. To reg­is­ter or view sched­ule, visit the win­ter GUIDE at www.CharlesCoun­tyParks.com or call De­part­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices 301934-9305 or 301-932-6004.

Tues­day, April 12

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a pan­cake sup­per 4-7 p.m. April 12 at the church, 7305 In­dian Head High­way, Bryans Road. Menu in­cludes pan­cakes, French toast, eggs made to or­der/omelet sta­tion, ba­con, scrap­ple, sausage, sausage gravy and bis­cuits, ly­on­naise po­ta­toes, grits, and sliced baked ap­ples. Cost 12 adults; $9 se­niors; $6 chil­dren 6-12; chil­dren un­der 6 free. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-3758816.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Rid­ers Post 293 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. April 12 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Col­or­ing Club will meet 6-7 p.m. April 12 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Wed­nes­day, April 13

Pomon­key High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its monthly meet­ing 2 p.m. April 13 at United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropoli­tan Church Road, Pomon­key. Alumni and friends in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Philip Thomas, 301-751-1823.

Around the World Ge­og­ra­phy Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon April 13 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. This month learn about China. Ages 4-9. Call 301-375-7375.

Teen Fam­ily Pic­nic will be 6-7 p.m. April 13 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Teens can learn about re­sources li­brary and county gov­ern­ment agen­cies of­fer that may help them and their chil­dren. Open to all teen (and

young) par­ents ages 22 or younger and their chil­dren, ages 0-5. Call 301-645-1395.

Wal­dorf West Cro­chet &

Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. April 13 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Saint Mary’s De­part­ment of Re­cre­ation and Parks will of­fer dog obe­di­ence classes start­ing April 13 at Saint Mary’s County Fair­grounds, 42455 Fair­grounds Road, Leonard­town. Ba­sic and ad­vanced classes will be of­fered. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1801.

Thurs­day, April 14

JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be at Po­tomac li­brary 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14. The li­brary is lo­cated at 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. The cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Call 301-375-7375.

Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 14 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 1218. Call 301-645-1395.

Youth + To­bacco: A Town Hall Meet­ing will be 6-7:45 p.m. April 14 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. A panel will dis­cuss cur­rent laws re­gard­ing to­bacco ac­cess and use by un­der­age youth, what’s be­ing done to re­duce youth to­bacco ac­cess and why it’s im­por­tant to re­duce youth ac­cess to to­bacco prod­ucts. Meet­ing is fo­cused on re­duc­ing youth ac­cess to to­bacco prod­ucts, in­clud­ing va­p­ing prod­ucts, and im­prove to­bacco re­tail com­pli­ance in the county to re­duce to­bacco sales to un­der­age res­i­dents. Charles County par­ents, fam­ily, re­tail­ers and con­cerned in­di­vid­u­als in­vited to at­tend. Ages 12 and older. Call 301645-1395.

Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and Knit­ting will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 14 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Evening Story Time will be 6:30-7 p.m. April 14 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.

Boy Scout Troop 144 will meet 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days in Bryans Road. All boys 11-17 years in­vited to join. Plans for sum­mer camp are in process. For in­for­ma­tion, call Chris Valdez 301-8489207, 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 14 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.

Henry E. Lackey High School will host the United States Navy Con­cert Band 7 p.m. April 14 at the school, 3000 Chi­ca­muxen Road, In­dian Head. The Con­cert Band is rec­og­nized as one of the finest wind en­sem­bles in the world. Free ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-753-1753.

Charles County Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet 7 p.m. April 14 at La Plata Po­lice De­part­ment Com­mu­nity Room, 101 La Grange Ave. There will be a pre­sen­ta­tion by Na­tional Park Ser­vice on the Ac­co­keek Creek Site, a Na­tive Amer­i­can site lo­cated in Pis­cat­away Na­tional Park. No fee to at­tend. Vis­i­tors wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, e-mail ccasm2010@gmail.com or call 301-375-9489.

Mau­rice J. McDonough High School Drama De­part­ment presents Dis­ney’s Mary Pop­pins April 14-16 at the school, 7165 Marshall Cor­ner Road, Pom­fret. Show times 6:30 p.m. April 14-15; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 16. Ticket sales start March 14. Cost $10 adults; $8 stu­dents and se­niors; $7 thes­pi­ans and chil­dren. For tick­ets, go to www. mc­donough­drama.com or call 301-302-8311.

South­ern Mary­land Brain In­jury Sup­port Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at Spring Dell Cen­ter, 6040 Ra­dio Sta­tion Road, La Plata. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jerry, 301-753-6335, or Deb­bie, 301-932-4920.

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 301-934-8221.

Fri­day, April 15

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.

Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib din­ner 5-8 p.m. April 15 at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Post 82, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. Menu in­cludes 1/2 slab of ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, cof­fee and tea. Cost $12. Gift cer­tifi­cates avail­able at the post. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold shep­herd’s pie din­ner 6-8 p.m. April 15 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. In­cludes vegetable, salad, roll, and dessert. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.

Cit­i­zens for the Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary will hold a used book bazaar through April 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.

Patux­ent Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity will host a fundraiser 7 p.m. April 15 at Wine & De­sign St. Mary’s County, 41610 Fen­wick St., Leonard­town. Un­leash your in­ner artist in a fun and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment. Non­al­co­holic bev­er­ages and light hors d’oeu­vres will be served. Wine will be sold for $5 per glass; $16 per bot­tle. Cost is $45. On­line pay­ment re­quired to secure a seat. To make a pay­ment, go to www. wine­and­de­sign.com/cal­en­dars/event.php?id=20772. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.patux­en­thabi­tat.org or call 301-863-6227.

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