Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, if possible) to Community, 4475 Regency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695. Email items to email@example.com. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions. Friday, May 20
Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy needs volunteers for their dental clinic to be held 6 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29-30 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. Mission of Mercy is a free adult dental clinic provided by volunteer dental professionals and volunteer staff. Volunteer dental professionals (dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants) are needed. Volunteers also needed in areas of security, parking, volunteer and patient registration, meals, escorting patients throughout the clinic and more. Morning and afternoon shifts for each position needed. To volunteer or for information, go to www.southernmdmom.org (click ‘Volunteer’ tab to register as volunteer). For more information, call 301-8844438.
Microsoft Word Basics will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 20 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Participants will learn the basics of Microsoft Office Word. Topics include creating and formatting a document. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301645-1395.
Community Bank of the Chesapeake will hold an art show through Aug. 19 at the main Waldorf branch, 3035 Leonardtown Road. Show will be a multi-media exhibit. For more information, email Gale Kladitis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary, will hold Youth Night Out 7-9:30 p.m. May 20 at the station, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. Games, prizes, movies, music, food and fun. For youth ages elementary through middle school. Cost $5. For more information, call Janet, 240-682-4840.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will hold steak or shrimp dinner Fridays at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Dinner includes baked potato, vegetable, roll and salad bar. Cost starts at $17. Call 301-645-2421.
VFW Post 8810 will hold installation of officers and reception 7 p.m. May 20 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
American Legion Post 238 will hold grilled steak dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 20 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Call 301-274-3522 or go to www.alpost238.org.
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib dinner 5-8 p.m. May 20 at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. 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. For more information, call 301-934-8221.
Greater Waldorf Jaycees will host designer bag bingo 7-10 p.m. May 20 at the center, 3090 Crain Highway. Doors open 6 p.m. Snack bar, 50/50 raffle, pull tabs and special raffles. Buy $25 ticket early and get three extra games. Event benefits Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. Non-perishable food items will be collected at door. For more information, email Leesa Langley, email@example.com, or Elsa Ault, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold open photography show through May 22 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. For more information, call MCAC 301-7435159 or email email@example.com; call Harriet 301-868-0364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.mattawomanart.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. Come paint, draw, take photos, sculpt, knit, quilt and more. Bring your own materials and your lunch. Share ideas and techniques. Critique each other’s work. Friends welcome. Call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mattawomanart.org.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Plein Air Friday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 20 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Marbury. Come and paint. At 1 p.m., eat lunch and critique each other’s work. If there is rain, participants will set up a still life inside. There will be no instructor for these sessions. Call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mattawomanart.org.
Saturday, May 21
Indian Head Black Box Theatre presents Cecil Ray Comedy Club 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Doors open 7 p.m. Event features Willie Brown & Friends with special appearances by Cornbread, Cecil Ray, Miss Clareese and Curtis Gaskins. Tickets $25; VIP $35. For tickets, go to www. cecilraycomedy.com. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org.
Family Readathon Day will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Celebrate National Readathon Day. Bring the family to show your love and support of reading. Tell social media you are participating with #Readathon2016. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.
Cosplay for Teens and Adults will be noon-1:30 p.m. May 21 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Participants will learn the basics of cosplay by building their own wrist gauntlets for their next cosplay adventure. Project foam will be provided to create other cosplay props and gear. Ages 16 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
Ask the Computer Lady will be 2-4 p.m. May 21 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 Club will meet 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 21 at Waldorf West librar y, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Explore the world of authorship and develop your own artistic voice. Develop writing skills. Fiction or non-fiction writers. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6451395.
Leonardtown will host US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble 6 p.m. May 21 at Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. The 19-piece ensemble will play a mix of traditional big band music, jazz vocal arrangements
and new instrumental music. Free. Weather permitting. Lawn seating available. For more information, contact Commissioners of Leonardtown, 301-475-9791, or email email@example.com.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Managing Emotions for Kids 10 a.m.-noon May 21 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. Program is for children ages 5-13 to learn how to manage their emotions and resolve conflict. For information, call 301-645-1837.
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park will host National Parks BioBlitz 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21 at the park, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels can work together to get an
overall count of the plants, birds, fungi, insects, and other organisms. All inventories
open to public and free to join. To register for event or more information, go to www.accokeekfoundation.org or call 301-2832113.