Cal­en­dar of events

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 /thearts/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 schs per­for­mancetix@gmail.com or call 301753-2090.

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, 301-9324566; 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 gro­cer y-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. Mar­bury. 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 301-9347828, 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, 240-475-5361.

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 nec­es­sary. 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 a sun catcher us­ing re­cy­cled CDs and DVDs. 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. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301375-7375.

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 301-645-6331.

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 301-8555453.

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, 301-7850378.

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 towww.po­tomac­cleanup.org, or call the En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Divi­sion, 301-932-3599, 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

The Liv­ing Word Chris­tian Min­istries will hold ac­tive shooter train­ing 1 p.m. April 17 at the church, 9925 Bunker Hill Road, Wal­dorf. Train­ing will be con­ducted by the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and will teach 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, 301-885-0855.

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.

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