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Wed­nes­day, July 13

Pomon­key High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its monthly meet­ing 1:30 p.m. July 13 at Met­ro­pol­i­tan United Methodist Church, 3385 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Church Road, Pomon­key. All alumni and friends in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, call Philip Thomas, 301-751-1823.

NETS Inc. will hold a fundraiser 5-8 p.m. July 13 at Roy Rogers restau­rant, 6370 Crain High­way, La Plata. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-375-8576.

AKC: Can­taré will be 2-3 p.m. July 13 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Sing and dance on this Latin Amer­i­can tour ex­plor­ing the in­dige­nous, Euro­pean and African cul­tures that shape its mu­sic. Share Can­taré’s Span­ish and Por­tuguese songs and rhythms. Ex­pe­ri­ence fas­ci­nat­ing in­stru­ments — don­key jaw, goat toe­nail rat­tle and ar­madillo shell gui­tar. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864. But­ter­fly Yoga will be 2-3 p.m. July 13 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn about types of but­ter­flies, how they de­velop and what they eat. Make a but­ter­fly craft to take home and do yoga in­clud­ing a fun but­ter­fly pose to prac­tice at home. Ages 4-9. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Make Your Own Sun­burst Cards will be 6-7 p.m. July 13 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Cre­ate a hand­made greet­ing card us­ing a fun sun­burst ef­fect. All ma­te­ri­als will be provided. Ages 18 and older. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301934-9001. West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. July 13 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Be­gin­ners must know how to sin­gle cro­chet or how to knit stitch. Bring sup­plies. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Young Par­ent Food & Fun will be 6-7 p.m. July 13 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Pic­nic-style meal provided by Chick-fil-A to at­tend­ing fam­i­lies. Kids can play to­gether and young par­ents can meet with teen li­brar­i­ans to learn about re­sources the 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, birth-5. Call 301-645-1395.

Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties and Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will present Chau­tauqua: Gwen­dolyn Brooks 6:45 p.m. July 13 at the col­lege, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts Cen­ter, 8730 Mitchell Road. Chau­tauqua com­bines schol­ar­ship and per­for­mance to present an in­ter­ac­tive pro­gram that brings his­tor­i­cal fig­ures from our na­tion’s past to life. Show be­gins with live lo­cal mu­sic. Ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion fol­lows liv­ing his­tory per­for­mance. Free. Open to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.md­hu­man­i­ties.org or www.csmd.edu.

Thurs­day, July 14

Amer­i­can Le­gion, Ran­dolph Furey, Post 170 will hold DJ and band au­di­tions 7-9 p.m. Thurs­days at the post, 4345 Liv­ingston Road, In­dian Head. Up and com­ing DJs and bands are asked to au­di­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Wil­lie Cooper, 240-475-5361, or Joel Tay­lor, 301-9101824.

JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be at Po­tomac li­brary 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14. The li­brary is lo­cated at 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, re-em­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Call 301-375-7375.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:15 a.m. July 14 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Li­brary pro­vides the ed­u­ca­tional toys for this in­ter­ac­tive play ses­sion. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by par­ent or care­giver. Ages 2-5. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

AKC: Mary­land Zoo will be 2-3 p.m. July 14 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Zookeep­ers from the Mary­land Zoo in­tro­duce some feath­ered friends and dis­cuss their unique adap­ta­tions in

this pro­gram about feath­ers and flight. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

Jelly Cam will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 14 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Kids learn how to record and edit their own orig­i­nal stop-mo­tion films, adding fea­tures such as mu­sic and graph­ics. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-6452864.

Scratch will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 14 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Par­tic­i­pants will use Scratch to an­i­mate an ocean wave, then tell a story that takes place on the high seas. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 14 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn the ba­sics or de­velop skills in cro­chet­ing or knit­ting. Bring sup­plies. For be­gin­ners, bring skein of yarn and “J” cro­chet hook or size 8 or 9 knit­ting nee­dles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

La Plata Book Dis­cus­sion will be 7-8 p.m. July 14 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. This month “All the Light We Can­not See” by An­thony Do­err will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.

Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties and Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will present Chau­tauqua: Ernest Hem­ing­way 6:45 p.m. July 14 at the col­lege, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts Cen­ter, 8730 Mitchell Road. Chau­tauqua com­bines schol­ar­ship and per­for­mance to present an in­ter­ac­tive pro­gram that brings his­tor­i­cal fig­ures from our na­tion’s past to life. Show be­gins with live lo­cal mu­sic. Ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion fol­lows liv­ing his­tory per­for­mance. Free. Open to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.md­hu­man­i­ties.org or www.csmd.edu. Ch­e­sa­peake Chil­dren’s Cho­rus will hold Sum­mer Sing work­shop 6-7:30 p.m. July 14 at Hol­ly­wood United Methodist Church, 24422 Mervell Dean Road, Hol­ly­wood. Par­tic­i­pants will be led in vo­cal warmups, mu­sic, and ice­breaker style games. Par­tic­i­pants can also learn how to pre­pare for the au­di­tion process. Work­shop is free. Open to youth en­ter­ing grades 2-9. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.sm­choralarts.org/ccc. Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home will hold a sum­mer art show through Oct. 19 at the home, 29449 Char­lotte Hall Road. The gallery will be pre­sented along the E-Wing Din­ing Hall­way. There will be a Meet the Artists pub­lic re­cep­tion 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home 301-884-8171 ext. 468 or email Veter­an­sHomeArt@gmail.com. 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.

Fri­day, July 15

VCon­nec­tions will host Cof­fee Break for Women Vet­er­ans 9 a.m. Fri­days at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet with fel­low women vet­er­ans in the com­mu­nity. Dis­cuss con­cerns and needs. Dis­cover the re­sources and sup­port avail­able through VCon­nec­tions. Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

TRGN will be 6-8 p.m. July 15 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Un­plug with a life-size game of Pac-Man, play Foos­ball or play a strat­egy board game with friends at this teen-only af­ter hours event. Spon­sored by Teen Ad­vi­sory Board. Ages 12-18. Call 301645-1395.

Harry White Wilmer Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib din­ner 5-8 p.m. July 15 at the post, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. Menu in­cludes half slab of ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, cof­fee and tea. Cost $12. Gift cer­tifi­cates avail­able at the post. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221. Wal­dorf Elks Lodge will hold steak

or shrimp din­ner 6-8 p.m. July 15 at the lodge, 2210 Old Wash­ing­ton Road. Mu­sic provided by The Peter­son Broth­ers 6-10 p.m. Din­ner cost starts at $17. Cover charge $10; no charge with din­ner pur­chase. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-2421.

South­ern Mary­land Mis­sion of Mercy needs vol­un­teers for its 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. South­ern Mary­land Film Fes­ti­val will be held July 15-16 in Leonard­town. Mul­ti­ple venues. Meet lo­cal film­mak­ers, watch their cre­ations and vote for fa­vorites. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.smdff.org. 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, gk­la­di­tis@com­cast.net.

Satur­day, July 16

Charles County Mas­ter Gar­den­ers will hold a plant clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 at Wal­dorf Farm­ers Mar­ket, O’Don­nell and St. Pa­trick’s Drive. Pub­lic is en­cour­aged to bring sam­ples of dis­eased or in­fected plants, leaves, or any gar­den and land­scape prob­lems for Mas­ter Gar­den­ers to trou­bleshoot. Gen­eral gar­den­ing in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice will also be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-5403. Clark Se­nior Cen­ter will hold a flea mar­ket 9 a.m.-noon July 16 at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-271-2081.

Adult Yoga@the Board­walk will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join CCPL and Sean from Stu­dio Co­op­er­a­tive to prac­tice ba­sic yoga. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-6451395. Life Jour­neys Writ­ers Guild will

hold quar­terly meet­ing 2-4:30 p.m. July 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. The art of get­ting no­ticed and pub­lished will be dis­cussed. Guest speaker will be a lit­er­ary agent. Give­aways, net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, share in­dus­try news and more. Free. Open to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-545-5594 or go to www. life­jour­neyswrit­ers­guild.org. Wal­dorf Elks Lodge will hold All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Feast 1-5 p.m. July 16 at the lodge, 2210 Old Wash­ing­ton Road. In­cludes hot dogs, cole slaw and hush pup­pies. Cash bar, cake auc­tion, 50/50 and bloody mary bas­ket raf­fle. Cost $30 adults; $10 chil­dren 9 and younger. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-2421.

His­toric Port Tobacco One-Room School House will be open for

tours noon-4 p.m. Satur­days. The school house is lo­cated at 7215 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco. A mem­ber of the Charles County Re­tired School Per­son­nel As­so­ci­a­tion will be on site to an­swer ques­tions about the school use over the last 100 years. Ad­mis­sion is free. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Dale Cor­nette, 301-934-9483.

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at Pis­cat­away Park will hold H2oooh! Amer­i­can Wa­ter Use Re­vealed ex­hibit 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­days and noon-4 p.m. Sun­days through Aug. 7 at Na­tional Colo­nial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. De­cid­ing what to have for lunch based on its im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment? One hid­den fac­tor most peo­ple don’t con­sider is a food’s “wa­ter foot­print.” Ex­plore the se­cret life of wa­ter in this eye-open­ing ex­hibit. Travel back in time to see how the colo­nials lived with 20 times less of this pre­cious re­source. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org.

Sun­day, July 17

Mt. Aven­tine Manor House will be open for tours 1-4 p.m. Sun­days through Aug. 28 at Chap­man State Park, 3452 Ferry Place, In­dian Head. Gates to park will be open for cars. Park­ing avail­able near house. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240377-6024.

Mon­day, July 18

Papitám will be 10-11:30 a.m. July 18 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Chil­dren are in­tro­duced to the lo­cal Pis­cat­away tribe her­itage, cus­toms and tra­di­tions through hand­son ac­tiv­i­ties, games, crafts and dance. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

AKC: Tracey Eldridge will be 2-3 p.m. July 18 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. A Mu­si­cal World Jour­ney lets chil­dren ex­pe­ri­ence sounds na­tive to the An­des Moun­tains, Caribbean, Aus­tralia, East and West Africa, Rus­sia, North Amer­ica, Europe, Mid­dle East, and East Asia. Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-1395.

Papitám will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 18 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Chil­dren are in­tro­duced to the lo­cal Pis­cat­away tribe her­itage, cus­toms and tra­di­tions through hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, games, crafts and dance. Ages 6-9. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

Drop-in Minecraft will be 5-6 p.m. July 18 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Drop in and work on spe­cial mods, build­ing projects and chal­lenges. Com­put­ers avail­able first come, first serve ba­sis. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. Adult Yoga will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 18 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Join CCPL and Sean from Stu­dio Co­op­er­a­tive to prac­tice ba­sic yoga. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-934-9001.

Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold a sum­mer art show through Sept. 24 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. The gallery will be pre­sented at four sep­a­rate gallery spa­ces on two floors. There will be a Meet the Artists pub­lic re­cep­tion 2-4 p.m. July 23 at the li­brary. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email info@charle­scount­yarts.org.

Tues­day, July 19

Bub­ble Lady will be 10-11 a.m. July 19 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Have bub­ble fun with gi­ant bub­bles, long bub­bles and smoke bub­bles made with dry ice and hot wa­ter. All ages. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001. Kids Art: Make a Vis­ual Jour­nal will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Us­ing found ma­te­ri­als, par­tic­i­pants will learn how to re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate their own unique sketch book. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301645-1395.

Bub­ble Lady will be 2-3 p.m. July 19 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Have bub­ble fun with gi­ant bub­bles, long bub­bles and smoke bub­bles made with dry ice and hot wa­ter. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Scratch will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 19 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Par­tic­i­pants will use Scratch to an­i­mate an ocean wave, then tell a story that takes place on the high seas. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

eReader Drop-in will be 5:157:15 p.m. July 19 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Learn how to use eReader de­vice to ac­cess free li­brary eBooks us­ing Over­drive. Drop in with a de­vice. All ages. Call 301934-9001.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. July 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Li­brary pro­vides the ed­u­ca­tional toys for this in­ter­ac­tive play ses­sion. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by par­ent or care­giver. Ages 2-5. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

So­cial Me­dia Magic will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn the rules of so­cial me­dia en­gage­ment, which so­cial me­dia plat­forms are best for cer­tain needs and the ben­e­fits of each. Ages 18 and older. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold Meet the Artists Pub­lic Re­cep­tion 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 19 at Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata. The event will honor all “Artists Without Lim­its” par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sum­mer art show. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org.

Wed­nes­day, July 20

Charles County Chap­ter of the Mary­land Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion will

meet 7 p.m. July 20 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Room 214, bldg. BI, 8730 Mitchell Road.

Mem­bers will share their char­ac­ter sketches and dis­cuss on­go­ing writ­ing projects. Open to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Edna Troiano, ed­na­troiano@gmail.com.

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