Calendar of events
Friday, April 8
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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 email@example.com 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 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, 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, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com; Stuart Richman 301-6592898, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Jim Landry 240-464-5379, email james. email@example.com; or Mike Strong 240-346-1245, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.