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 email@example.com; Jim Landry 240-464-5379, email 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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.