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Wed­nes­day, July 27

Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold Call for Artists through July 29 for the Fall Art Show to be held Sept. 26-Jan. 7, 2017 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Theme is “Artists Choice.” Show will be a multi-me­dia pub­lic ex­hibit. Lo­cal artists in­vited to sub­mit max­i­mum two works of art on any sub­ject, to the Charles County Arts Al­liance for con­sid­er­a­tion. No sub­mis­sion fee. For sub­mis­sion de­tails or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email info@charle­scount­yarts.org.

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 301-645-1837, 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 301-645-1837, 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 li­brary, 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 301-645-2864.

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 301645-1395.

Thurs­day, July 28

St. Charles presents Sun­set Con­cert Festival 7 p.m.-dusk Thurs­days through Sept. 1 at O’Don­nell Lake, 10400 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf. Va­ri­ety of lo­cal artists and mu­si­cal gen­res. Cool­ers per­mit­ted; alcohol and glass con­tain­ers pro­hib­ited. Bring blan­kets or chairs for seat­ing. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. stcharlesmd.com.

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 li­brary, 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 301-6451395.

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 301-645-1395.

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, Pic­tionar y, 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. Play a dif­fer­ent life-sized game each month. This month Candy Land will be played. All ages. Call 301-375-7375. 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. Show off your tal­ent. Up and com­ing DJs and bands are asked to au­di­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Wil­lie Cooper, 240-475-5361, or Joel Tay­lor, 301-910-1824.

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 301884-8171 ext. 468 or email Veter­an­sHomeArt@gmail.com.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free bingo Thurs­days at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Doors open 6 p.m. Early birds be­gin 7 p.m. Call 301934-8221.

Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Drive will take place 2-7 p.m. July 28 at Baden Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. To sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS or go to www.red­cross­blood.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Bill Tes­lik, 301-888-1666.

Friday, July 29

Sa­cred Heart Parish will hold a Blue Mass cel­e­bra­tion for Charles County law en­force­ment of­fi­cers 2-3:30 p.m. July 29 at the church, 201 Saint Mary’s Ave., La Plata. Join state and lo­cal politi­cians, Sher­iff Troy Berry and com­mand staff and deputies/of­fi­cers from CCSO, Mary­land State Po­lice, Town of LaPlata Po­lice Dept., Mary­land Nat­u­ral Re­sources Po­lice and Mary­land Trans­porta­tion

Au­thor­ity Po­lice Dept. to honor their ser­vice and pray for their safety. Re­cep­tion will fol­low. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.sa­cred­heart­laplata.org or call 301-934-2261.

Port To­bacco Play­ers presents the mu­si­cal 1776 Fri­days-Sun­days through Aug. 7 at the the­ater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Show times Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. It’s the sum­mer of 1776 and the na­tion is ready to de­clare in­de­pen­dence... if only our found­ing fathers can agree to do it. See the piv­otal event in Amer­i­can his­tory blaze to life in this un­con­ven­tional, hi­lar­i­ous and fam­ily-friendly Broad­way hit. Tick­ets $18 adults; $15 se­niors/youth/ mil­i­tary. For tick­ets or more more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.pt­play­ers.com or call 301-932-6819. Town of La Plata presents Sum­mer Con­cert Se­ries 7-9 p.m. Fri­days through Sept. 30 at La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St. Va­ri­ety of lo­cal artists and mu­si­cal gen­res. Cool­ers per­mit­ted; alcohol pro­hib­ited. Con­ces­sions avail­able. Play area for chil­dren. Bring blan­kets or lawn chairs for seat­ing. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. townoflaplata.org.

On Farm ‘Graz­ing’ Work­shop reg­is­tra­tions will be ac­cepted through Aug. 19 for the work­shop to be held 3-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at Clagett Farm, 11904 Old Marl­boro Pike, Up­per Marl­boro. Work­shop and pas­ture walk will fo­cus on pro­duc­ing and man­ag­ing high qual­ity pas­tures for cows, sheep and goats, to en­sure prof­itabil­ity while en­hanc­ing soil qual­ity. Co-hosted by South­ern Mar yland Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion. Reg­is­tra­tion $10; in­cludes ma­te­ri­als and light meal. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to ‘News and An­nounce­ments’ page on www.smadc.com or call 301-274-1922, Ext. 1.

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. Com­pli­men­tar y cup of cof­fee avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. South­ern Mary­land Mis­sion of Mercy will hold a free den­tal clinic for adults 6 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29-30 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Wal­dorf. This is a free den­tal clinic serv­ing adult pa­tients, age 19 and older, on first come, first ser ved ba­sis. All den­tal ser­vices pro­vided by li­censed den­tists and hy­gien­ists. No ac­com­mo­da­tions for chil­dren at this event. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.south­ern­md­mom.org or 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 30

Adult Yoga@the Board­walk will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 30 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.

Ar­duino will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 30 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ar­duino is an open-source pro­to­typ­ing plat­form based on easy-to-use hard­ware and soft­ware. Ar­duino boards are able to read in­puts and turn it into an out­put. This will be a sim­ple in­tro­duc­tion to learn how some of your elec­tron­ics work (Nin­tendo DS, smart­phones, TV’s, com­put­ers) and how to con­trol them. Ages 12-18. Tick­ets re­quired. 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, 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. Girls On the Run-South­ern Mary­land will meet 1 p.m. July 30 at Char­lotte Hall Li­brary, 37600 New Mar­ket Road. Vol­un­teers and prospec­tive coun­cil members are asked to at­tend as we work to start a lo­cal chap­ter and be­come of­fi­cially es­tab­lished in fall 2017. For more in­for­ma­tion, email gotr­south­ernmd@gmail.com.

NAACP, Charles County Branch, will hold bus trip July 30 to At­lantic City, N.J. Event in­cludes gaming at board­walk casi­nos, out­let shopping, re­fresh­ments, and 50/50 raf­fle on bus. Cost $45 non-re­fund­able; in­cludes trans­porta­tion and game slot play card. De­par­ture 7 a.m. Mat­ta­woman Bean­town Park n Ride, Mat­ta­woman Bean­town Road, Wal­dorf; 7:30 a.m. Clin­ton Park & Ride, Stu­art Lane. Re­turn 9:30 p.m. Clin­ton Park & Ride; 9:45 p.m. Mat­ta­woman Bean­town Park n Ride. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, call Delores Walls, 301-932-5416, or Dot Bush, 301-932-1317.

Sun­day, July 31

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, Aug. 1

Liv­ingWorks-safeTALK will present Sui­cide Aware­ness and Pre­ven­tion Train­ing 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 1. Par­tic­i­pants learn how to iden­tify per­sons who may be think­ing of sui­cide, the four ba­sic steps to be­gin the help­ing process and how to ac­ti­vate a sui­cide alert that con­nects the per­son who is think­ing about sui­cide with re­sources who can com­plete the help­ing process. For the ad­dress where the train­ing pro­gram will be held or for more in­for­ma­tion, call John Sta­ples, 703283-5177, or email john@stresshelpnow.com.

Kids Art: Oware will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Oware is an African game sim­i­lar to man­cala. Par­tic­i­pants will paint and dec­o­rate their game board and learn to play the game us­ing glass beads. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

AKC: Matthew Hen­son will be 2-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 1 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Born in Nan­je­moy 150 years ago, Matthew 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 301-645-1395.

In­tro to Gimp will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Edit pho­tos and cre­ate sim­ple graph­ics with Gimp. Par­tic­i­pants will use Gimp to make them­selves into sports stars, pro­fes­sional gamers or other heroes. Bring photo of your­self. Ages 10-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Kids Art: Oware will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Oware is an African game sim­i­lar to man­cala. Par­tic­i­pants will paint and dec­o­rate their game board and learn to play the game us­ing glass beads. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

Drop-in Minecraft will be 5-6 p.m. Aug. 1 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 Art Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Po­tomac li­brar y, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. An art in­struc­tor will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with step-bystep in­struc­tions for cre­at­ing a per­sonal paint­ing to take home. Li­brar y will pro­vide ma­te­ri­als. No ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ages 18 and older. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301375-7375.

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