Wed­nes­day, April 13 Cal­en­dar of events

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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. Li­brar­i­ans will present sto­ries, songs and a craft. Par­ents can learn how to en­gage with their child to pro­mote early lit­er­acy and de­velop ba­sic skills. A pic­nic style meal will fol­low. 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

CSM Global Ini­tia­tives Com­mit­tee will present A Pass­port to China: Chi­nese Cal­lig­ra­phy Ex­hibit through April 30 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Li­brary Re­sources (LR) Build­ing, 8730 Mitchell Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.csmd.edu/pass­port­tochina.

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 12-18. Call 301645-1395.

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 301-645-1395.

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 301-848-9207, email otis@ boo.net; Stu­art Rich­man 301-659-2898, 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. 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 301884-8171 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

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will present Latin Music Fes­ti­val Con­cert 8 p.m., April 15 at the col­lege, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Cen­ter, The­ater, 8730 Mitchell Road. The event will fea­ture CSM’s Latin En­sem­ble Ritmo Caché. Tick­ets $5 in ad­vance; $7 day of event. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/ com­mu­nity/the-arts/music/latin-en­sem­ble/in­dex.

St. Charles High School a cap­pella group will host vo­cal group Ball in the House 7 p.m. April 15 at the school, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. Doors open 6: 30 p.m. Tick­ets $10 at the door. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, email schsper­for­mancetix@gmail.com or call 301-753-2090.

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.

CSM Latin Music Fes­ti­val Con­cert will be 8 p.m. April 15-16 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts Cen­ter, The­ater, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM’s Latin Music Fes­ti­val will fea­ture per­for­mances by CSM’s Latin En­sem­ble Ritmo Caché un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Stephen John­son and guest pro­fes­sional artist Pa’ Gozar. Cost $5 in ad­vance; $7 day of event. Email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/arts.

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. Mar­bur y. Come paint, draw, take pho­tos, sculpt, knit, quilt and more. Call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org.

Satur­day, April 16

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will present Latin Music Fes­ti­val Con­cert 8 p.m., April 16 at the col­lege, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Cen­ter, The­ater, 8730 Mitchell Road. The event will fea­ture Latin Amer­i­can band, Pa’ Gozar Latin Band. Tick­ets $5 in ad­vance; $7 day of event. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/ com­mu­nity/the-arts/music/latin-en­sem­ble/in­dex.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Ran­dolph Furey Post 170 will hold a mem­ber­ship drive noon-4 p.m. April 16 at the post, 4345 Liv­ingston Road, In­dian Head. Chili dogs, chips and more will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Wil­lie Cooper, 240475-5361.

Ladies Aux­il­iary to Hugh­esville VFD and Res­cue Squad will hold a pitch card party 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the fire­house, 15245 Prince Fred­er­ick Road, Hugh­esville. Doors open 6:30 p.m.. Ad­mis­sion $5 per per­son. Cake, cof­fee and tea will be free with ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Betty Mae, 301-274-3368, or Mar­lene, 301-274-4581.

Ex­punge Your Crim­i­nal Record will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Bring your court doc­u­men­ta­tion to see if you qual­ify to have your record ex­punged. Meet one-on-one with Mary­land at­tor­neys to re­view your case and get le­gal ad­vice on whether your case can be ex­punged. Get court-re­quired ex­punge­ment ap­pli­ca­tion forms and in­for­ma­tion. No ap­point­ment nec­es­sar y. Ses­sions with lawyers will be first come, first served. Mary­land court cases only. Ages 18 and older. Call 301645-1395.

Catch Some Rays will be 10-11:30 a.m. April 16 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth

B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. De­sign your own sun catcher to hang in your win­dow at home. Re­cy­cled CDs and DVDs will be used for this craft. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Ask the Com­puter Lady

will be 2-4 p.m. April 16 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Do you have ques­tions about how to use your new de­vice or have other IT ques­tions? Come ask our res­i­dent ex­pert. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

Life Jour­neys Writ­ers Guild will hold its Big Quar­terly meet­ing 2-4:30 p.m. April 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. The event will fea­ture a book­seller from a ma­jor lo­cal out­let to dis­cuss a book’s jour­ney to the brick-and­mor­tar book­shelf. There will be give­aways/raf­fles, net­work­ing, in­dus­try news, food and more. Free. Open to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.life­jour­neyswrit­ers­guild.org.

Friends of Chap­man State Park will host Seeds of Hope: Vi­sions of Sus­tain­abil­ity and Steps To­ward Change 1-4 p.m. April 16 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17 at Mt. Aven­tine Manor, Chap­man State Park, 3452 Ferry Place, In­dian Head. The event cel­e­brates Earth Day with an ex­hibit em­pha­siz­ing the in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness of the com­mu­nity of life and the vi­sion for sus­tain­able liv­ing. There will be an or­ga­nized river clean-up start­ing 10 a.m. April 17. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.friend­sofchap­mansp.org.

In­dian Head Black Box Theatre presents Ce­cil Ray Com­edy Club 7 p.m. April 16 at the the­ater, 4185 In­dian Head High­way, In­dian Head. Ce­cil Ray Com­edy Club Show was birthed out of a vi­sion to en­ter­tain peo­ple through laugh­ter and al­low other co­me­di­ans to show­case their gifts and tal­ents with­out com­pro­mis­ing, us­ing vul­gar lan­guage or ex­plicit ma­te­rial. Other co­me­di­ans to be an­nounced. Tick­ets $20 ad­vanced gen­eral seat­ing; $25 at door; $35 VIP in­cludes din­ner (lim­ited to three cou­ples). Groupon tick­ets $20. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, go to www. in­di­an­head­black­box.org.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Texas hold ‘em tour­na­ment 6 p.m. April 16 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Sign-up 5:45 p.m. $100 buy in. Call 301645-6331.

Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter will honor Stress Aware­ness Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at the shel­ter, 6707 An­i­mal Shel­ter Road, Hugh­esville. Furry friends have many health ben­e­fits, in­clud­ing mood im­prove­ment, mo­ti­va­tion to ex­er­cise, and so­cial sup­port. To honor this day, cat and dog adop­tion fees will be re­duced. Dog adop­tions $100; cat adop­tions $25. For an­i­mals avail­able for adop­tion, go to www.petfinder.com/shel­ters/MD112.html.

Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans with the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans will hold Par­lia­men­tary Law Day 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 16 at Calvert Li­brary Prince Fred­er­ick, 850 Cost­ley Way, Prince Fred­er­ick. Of­fi­cers and board mem­bers of non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, com­mu­nity lead­ers, club pres­i­dents and mem­bers who use or should use par­lia­men­tary pro­ce­dures are in­vited. Event is free. Lunch will be pro­vided. To reg­is­ter, go

to www.eventbrite.com/e/ tri-coun­ties-of-south­ern-mary­land-par­lia­men­tary-law-day-tick­ets-22122878124. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Lore­athea Fields, field­slc@aol.com, or call 301-855-5453.

Boy Scout Troop 1814 and Pack 423 of La Plata will hold a yard sale and car wash 7-11:30 a.m. April 16 at Amer­i­can Le­gion Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. For in­for­ma­tion, call Brian Pyle, 301-785-0378.

Round Ta­ble Haven will host We’re All Mad Here an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion 6-10 p.m. April 16 at Rose­wood Manor, 7825 Lo­cust Place, Port To­bacco. Event will fea­ture live en­ter­tain­ment, silent auction, open bar, buf­fet din­ner and more. Tick­ets $85 each; $155 for two; $700 ta­ble of 10. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.roundtable­haven.org, email info@roundtable­haven.org, or call 301-861-6631.

Charles County De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works will hold a Po­tomac River water­shed cleanup April 16. Help im­prove Charles County’s wa­ter­ways and com­bat lit­ter by vol­un­teer­ing in a water­shed cleanup. Vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties range from col­lect­ing lit­ter to lead­ing and or­ga­niz­ing a cleanup site. Event held rain or shine. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.po­tomac­cleanup.org, or call the En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Di­vi­sion, 301932-3599, or go to www. charlescoun­tymd.gov/pw/lit­ter/water­shed-cleanups.

Baby­wear­ing In­ter­na­tional of South­ern Mary­land will hold an in­for­ma­tional meet­ing 10 a.m. April 16 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Ac­cred­ited Baby­wear­ing ed­u­ca­tors demon­strate the use of each of the four types of baby car­ri­ers. Care­givers can try on baby car­ri­ers from the group’s car­rier lend­ing li­brary or work with ed­u­ca­tors to get com­fort­able with their own car­rier. Free. Open to all. For in­for­ma­tion, go to http://bwi­somd.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 17

Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Lt. Ben­jamin Voorhaar, will con­duct Ac­tive Shooter Train­ing 1 p.m. April 17 at The Liv­ing Word Chris­tian Min­istries, 9925 Bunker Hill Rd, Wal­dorf. Train­ing will con­sist of how to re­spond when faced with an ac­tive shooter. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Cyn­thia Carter, cyn­thi­acarter@tl­wcm.org, or call the church, 301-8850855.

His­toric St. Mary’s City will host its an­nual bridal show 1-3:30 p.m. April 17 at the State House of 1676, 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City. Event will fea­ture wed­ding ven­dors, lo­cal cater­ers and restau­rants. No charge to brides and friends who RSVP by April 14; cost $5 at the door. To reg­is­ter, call Muf­fin Padukiewicz, 240-895-4991, or go to www.hsm­cdigshis­tory.org/bridal­show. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.hsm­cdigshis­tory.org/ weddings.

South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold In­dian Head Rail Trail field trip 8 a.m.-noon April 17 at Small­wood State Park, Mar­bury. Meet up 8 a.m. at en­trance to park. Come see Red-Headed Wood­peck­ers and help find mi­grants who are head­ing north. This is a joint trip with Audubon Nat­u­ral­ist So­ci­ety. To RSVP, call Lynne, 301-751-8097, or email com­stockel@aol.com.

Ch­e­sa­peake Com­mu­nity Cho­rus will hold prac­tice 4-6 p.m. April 17 at North Beach Union Church, 8912 Ch­e­sa­peake Ave., North Beach. The all-vol­un­teer cho­rus per­forms con­certs to ben­e­fit Calvert County char­i­ties and is look­ing to add new singers. No au­di­tions re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Larry Brown, 301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@ver­i­zon.net.

Mon­day, April 18

Clark Se­nior Cen­ter will hold du­pli­cate bridge 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon­days at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles Street, La Plata. For Charles County res­i­dents. Bring a part­ner and a lunch. For in­for­ma­tion, call Elaine Reynolds, 301-934-4470, or email elaine­jerry2001@gmail.com.

Drop-in Cod­ing will be 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 18 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Drop in and learn to code and build us­ing an in­ter­ac­tive web­site. Com­put­ers avail­able on first come, first serve ba­sis. Ages 12-18. Call 301645-1395.

Writ­ing Club for Tweens will meet 6-7:30 p.m. April 18 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 9-11. Call 301-645-1395.

Cross Roads of Hugh­esville Gar­den Club will meet 7 p.m. April 18 at Hugh­esville Bap­tist Church, 8505 Old Leonard­town Road. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Mary­land De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources will dis­cuss the topic “pol­li­na­tors.” Guests wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-374-6762.

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.

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 301-9349305 or 301-932-6004.

Tues­day, April 19

eReader Drop-in will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. April 19 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 12 and older. Call 301934-9001.

Fam­ily Craft Night will be 6-7 p.m. April 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. This month make rain clouds out of pa­per and cot­ton balls. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

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