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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 com­mu­nity@somd­news.com. In­clude a contact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions. Fri­day, July 22 Ruth’s Mir­a­cle Group Home Foun­da­tion will spon­sor Let’s Dance so­cial gath­er­ing and dance 7 p.m.-mid­night July 22 at Life Jour­ney Event Venue, 2960 Tech­nol­ogy Place, Suite 102, Wal­dorf. Cui­sine in­cluded. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for pur­chase. Door prizes and raf­fle. Tick­ets $25. Por­tion of ticket price is tax de­ductible. All pro­ceeds sup­port a tran­si­tional home for women. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8000 or 443-623-5469, or go to www.ruth­mir­a­cle­home.com.

Na­ture and Bird­ing Walk will be 9-11 a.m. July 22 at In­dian Head Rail Trail, White Plains. Rain date July 29 and Aug. 26. Join other bird en­thu­si­asts for an easy walk while look­ing and lis­ten­ing for feath­ered friends. Meet at Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains park­ing area, Mile­post 13. Ages 18 and older. Call La Plata li­brary, 301-934-9001.

Chess Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 22 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn to play and master the game of chess. Com­pete with each other in a friendly match. Ages 6-18. Call 301-645-1395.

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 your com­mu­nity. Dis­cuss con­cerns and needs. Dis­cover the re­sources and sup­port avail­able to you through VCon­nec­tions. Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at Pis­cat­away Park will hold In­tro­duc­tion to Per­ma­cul­ture De­sign Work­shop-Happy Hour 5:30-7 p.m. July 22 at the park, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. Join in­struc­tor Pa­tri­cia Ceglia and the Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion for a glass of wine and light re­fresh­ment. Learn how to meet your own ba­sic daily needs for food, wa­ter, and en­ergy, by cre­at­ing a func­tional land­scape. Spe­cific char­ac­ter­is­tics, unique to a site, pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties and con­straints. This work­shop will demon­strate how de­sign can max­i­mize the pro­duc­tiv­ity of a site, while pro­tect­ing and en­hanc­ing na­ture. Cost $25; $20 for AF mem­bers. To reg­is­ter, email Pa­tri­cia Ceglia, pjceglia@gmail.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org.

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 301-884-4438.

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 23

Adult Yoga@the Board­walk will be 9:3010:30 a.m. July 23 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join CCPL and Sean from Stu­dio Co­op­er­a­tive to prac­tice ba­sic yoga. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. 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, 301934-9483. 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. Lackey High School class of 1971 will hold its 45-year re­union 7-11 p.m. July 23 at the Mix House, Naval Sup­port Ac­tiv­ity, In­dian Head. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call Deb­o­rah Man­ning Car­ring­ton, 301-753-4218.

Sun­day, July 24

South­ern Mary­land Blue

Crabs will host Cel­e­brat­ing Our Le­gends 2 p.m. July 24 at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium, 11765 St. Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Lo­cal le­gends Al­bert J. Wat­son and Sam Smith will be hon­ored at the game. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.somd­blue­crabs.com or call 301-638-9788. 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 240-377-6024.

Mon­day, July 25

Kids Art: CD Etch­ing will be 10-11:30 a.m. July 25 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Us­ing a used cd cover, par­tic­i­pants will learn the an­cient tech­nique of print­ing. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

AKC: My Rep­tile Guys will be 2-3 p.m. July 25 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Check out the snakes, tor­toises, lizards and bearded dragon. Learn about rep­tiles, their habi­tats and meet the an­i­mals in per­son. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Kids Art: Make a Vis­ual Jour­nal will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 25 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Us­ing found ma­te­ri­als, par­tic­i­pants will learn how to re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate their own unique sketch book. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

In­tro to Roblox will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 25 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Roblox is a vir­tual re­al­ity playground where you can in­ter­act with other gamers and pro­gram dif­fer­ent games. Con­struct places with bricks from vary­ing colors and shapes, pro­gram the lan­guage to change the en­vi­ron­ment, and more. Ages 12-18. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Span­ish Con­ver­sa­tional Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. July 25 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Prac­tice speak­ing, dis­cover new phrases and learn verb con­ju­ga­tions. Ba­sic Span­ish vo­cab­u­lary and con­ju­ga­tion skills re­quired. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Adult Yoga will be 6:307:30 p.m. July 25 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. Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will spon­sor Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6:30 p.m. July 25 at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. To sched­ule your life-sav­ing do­na­tion, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.red­cross­blood.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221. 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. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. charle­scount­yarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email info@charle­scount­yarts.org.

Tues­day, July 26

“I’m All In: Cre­at­ing an At­mos­phere for Hu­man Di­a­logue” fo­rum will be held 6-9 p.m. July 26 at New Life Church “The Dome,” 9695 Shep­herd’s Creek Place, La Plata. Hosted by Charles County com­mu­nity mem­bers, faith lead­ers, law en­force­ment, and other con­cerned cit­i­zens. Fo­rum will pro­vide a so­lu­tions-ori­ented ap­proach to race re­la­tions in the com­mu­nity. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.lifestyle­sofmd.org or on Facebook www. facebook.com/lifestyle­sof­mary­land.Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Ther­a­peu­tic Sum­mer pro­gram 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. through Aug. 11 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram is for ele­men­tary and mid­dle school stu­dents. Cost $60 per week; lunch in­cluded. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1837, email info@tcysb.org, or go to www.tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Step On Up 6-7 p.m. July 26 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. A pro­gram for mid­dle and high school boys to ex­plore is­sues re­lated to re­spon­si­ble mas­culin­ity, man­ag­ing their emo­tions and de­vel­op­ing pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6451837, email info@tcysb. org, or go to www.tcysb. org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Best Foot For­ward 6-7 p.m. July 26 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. A pro­gram for mid­dle and high school girls to de­velop skills in char­ac­ter build­ing, self-es­teem, body im­age and healthy re­la­tion­ships. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6451837, email info@tcysb. org, or go to www.tcysb. org. AKC: Ken­tkatám: Let’s

Dance will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 26 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Take a cul­tural jour­ney through so­cial dances as mem­bers of the Pis­cat­away Na­tion share their his­tory in an in­ter­ac­tive way. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Au­dac­ity will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 26 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn how to make your own mu­sic mash-ups us­ing Au­dac­ity soft­ware to

record sounds, edit sounds (cut­ting, copy­ing, and past­ing), layer tracks (such as vo­cals over mu­sic) and more. Ages 10-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Kids Art: Make a Vis­ual Jour­nal will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 26 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Us­ing found ma­te­ri­als, par­tic­i­pants will learn how to re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate their own unique sketch book. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

Adult Art Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 26 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. An art in­struc­tor will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with step-by-step in­struc­tions for cre­at­ing a per­sonal paint­ing to take home. Li­brary will pro­vide ma­te­ri­als. No ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ages 18 and older. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001. Teen Ad­vi­sory Board will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 26 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Dis­cuss teen is­sues in the li­brary and de­ter­mine how to im­prove the teen li­brary ex­pe­ri­ence. Vot­ing re­stricted to mem­bers. Ages 12-18 in­vited. Call 301-645-1395.

Wed­nes­day, July 27

Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Vic­tim Aware­ness 6-7 p.m. July 27 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. A pro­gram where youth who have of­fended oth­ers will ex­plore the im­pact of their ac­tions and how they could make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6451837, email info@tcysb. org, or go to www.tcysb. org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Anger Man­age­ment 6-7 p.m. July 27 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram is for mid­dle and high school boys and girls. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6451837, email info@tcysb. org, or go to www.tcysb. org.

Scratch will be 10-11:30 a.m. July 27 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Learn how to cre­ate an­i­ma­tions, games, in­ter­ac­tive art, and sto­ries us­ing Scratch. Ages 6-9. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-9349001. In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter

Book Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon July 27 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. This month “De­fend­ing Ja­cob” by Wil­liam Lan­day will be dis­cussed. Call Po­tomac li­brar y, 301-375-7375.

AKC: Matthew Hen­son will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 27 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Born in Nan­je­moy 150 years ago, Hen­son de­fied race bar­ri­ers, fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties and other strug­gles in his goal to be the first per­son to reach the North Pole. Cel­e­brate this lo­cal hero, African Amer­i­can pioneer and ex­plorer, and na­tive Mary­lan­der while learn­ing about his his­tory and tri­umphs through sto­ries and in­ter­ac­tive games. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-6452864.

Scratch will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 27 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Learn how to code video games, cre­ate an­i­ma­tion and remix what oth­ers have done us­ing Scratch. Stu­dents will in­ter­act with other stu­dents that use Scratch through the Scratch on­line li­brary. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375. West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. July 27 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Be­gin­ners must know how to sin­gle cro­chet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own sup­plies. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Thurs­day, July 28

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:15 a.m. July 28 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.

Papitám will be 10-11:30 a.m. July 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brar y, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Meet, play and learn with lo­cal Na­tive Amer­i­cans. Chil­dren and their par­ents will be in­tro­duced to lo­cal Pis­cat­away tribe her­itage, cus­toms and tra­di­tions through games, crafts and dance. Pro­gram will be video­taped. If you do not wish to ap­pear on film, you must no­tify staff mem­ber when ar­riv­ing. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

AKC: Tracey Eldridge will be 2-3 p.m. July 28 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 301645-1395.

Papitám will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 28 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Meet, play and learn with lo­cal Na­tive Amer­i­cans. Chil­dren and their par­ents will be in­tro­duced to lo­cal Pis­cat­away tribe her­itage, cus­toms and tra­di­tions through games, crafts and dance. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

Rasp­berry Pi will be 2-3:30 p.m. July 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Rasp­berry Pi is a credit card-sized com­puter that plugs into your TV and a key­board. It can be used in elec­tron­ics projects and for many of the things that your desk­top PC does, like spread­sheets, word pro­cess­ing, brows­ing the in­ter­net, play­ing games and high-def­i­ni­tion video. Ages 12-18. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Fam­ily Ac­tiv­ity Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with fam­ily and friends play­ing new and clas­sic board games like Candy Land, Check­ers, Scater­gories, Pic­tionary, Chutes and Lad­ders and more. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Teens learn hands-on the ba­sics of film­mak­ing as they col­lab­o­rate to write, di­rect, shoot, edit, and star in their own films. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 28 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn the ba­sics or de­velop your skills in cro­chet­ing or knit­ting. Bring your own 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.

Life-Sized Games will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 28 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. This month Candy Land will be played. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.

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