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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, 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 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.