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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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Fri­day, July 29

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary will hold ham and scal­lop potato din­ner 6-8 p.m. July 29 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. In­cludes mixed veg­eta­bles, salad, roll and dessert with din­ner. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.

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 301-9342261.

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 Mary­land 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. Com­pli­men­tary 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 served 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 9:3010:30 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 ad­dress of train­ing pro­gram or for more in­for­ma­tion, call John Sta­ples, 703-283-5177, 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 li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. 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 301-3757375.

Adult Yoga will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 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. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email info@ charle­scount­yarts.org.

Tues­day, Aug. 2

VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iary will hold a mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331.

Port Tobacco Play­ers will hold au­di­tions for Irv­ing Ber­lin’s White Christ­mas 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the the­ater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Au­di­tions will also be held 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 9 a.m. Aug. 6. Per­for­mance dates are Nov. 25-Dec. 18. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lau­rie Mudd at ran­dl­mudd@gmail.com or go to www.pt­play­ers.com/au­di­tion-an­nounce­ment.html. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Call 301-6451395.

AKC: Matthew Hen­son will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. 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 301-375-7375.

Blue Crabs Play­ers’ Visit will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 2 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Play­ers from the South­ern Mary­land Blue Crabs will talk about their sports ca­reers, what it takes to be a pro­fes­sional sports player and what in­spires them. Kids will get free base­ball caps (while sup­plies last), play­ers will sign au­to­graphs and vouch­ers will be handed out to up­com­ing games. All ages. Call 301-934-9001.

Anime Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with your Otaku broth­ers and sis­ters. Bring your manga to share, en­joy Pocky, watch an anime and per­fect your manga draw­ings. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 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. 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. Aug. 2 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 301-645-1837, email info@tcysb.org, or go to www. tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Best Foot For­ward 6-7 p.m. Aug. 2 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 301-645-1837, email info@tcysb.org, or go to www. tcysb.org. South­ern Mary­land Tri-County Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Com­mit­tee will take ap­pli­ca­tions for En­ergy As­sis­tance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 4 at Charles County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices, 200 Kent St., La Plata. Ap­pli­cants may bring com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions with re­quired doc­u­ments or com­plete ap­pli­ca­tions on site that day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-4474, ext. 200. The Pom­fret Es­tates Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will hold a Na­tional Night Out event 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the home of Dot­tie Bush, 5002 Pre­ston Lane, Pom­fret. Con­tact 301-932-1317 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Wednes­day, Aug. 3

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Post 293 will hold a mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Charles County Arts Al­liance is seek­ing vol­un­teers 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at the United Way House, 10250 La Plata Road (Rte. 488), La Plata. Help is needed to pack 500 art boxes with art sup­plies to be do­nated to Chil­dren’s Aid So­ci­ety. To vol­un­teer or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Judy Craw­ford, 301-392-5900.

Homeschool Book Club will meet 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brar y, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Home­schooled chil­dren are en­cour­aged to read and com­pare a well-known book to the movie adap­ta­tion. This month will be led by club mem­ber Zion. The club will read and watch “Re­turn of the Jedi.” Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-1395.

AKC: ScienceTellers will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 3 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ex­pe­ri­ence the sci­ence of power and en­ergy through sev­eral hands-on ex­per­i­ments that will have the au­di­ence laugh­ing, learn­ing and hav­ing fun. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301645-2864.

In­tro to Inkscape will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Inkscape al­lows users to cre­ate and edit il­lus­tra­tions, di­a­grams, lo­gos and paint­ings that can be re­sized with­out loss of im­age qual­ity. Par­tic­i­pants will learn about Inkscape and then cre­ate their own game or sports logo. Ages 10-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Adult Art Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. 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 301-645-2864.

Scratch will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn the Scratch pro­gram­ming lan­guage to code video games, cre­ate an­i­ma­tion and remix what oth­ers have done. In­ter­act with other stu­dents that use Scratch through the Scratch on­line li­brary. Ages 9-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Capoeira will be demon­strated 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brar y, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. In­struc­tor will teach all you need to know to train in this mar­tial art that com­bines self de­fense, dance, and ac­ro­bat­ics. Class be­gins with warm up,

stretch and a work­out in­clud­ing part­ner work to de­velop tech­nique. Wear com­fort­able t-shirt and work­out pants; no shorts or jeans. Bring towel and bot­tle of wa­ter. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Vic­tim Aware­ness 6-7 p.m. Aug. 3 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. Aug. 3 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. South­ern Mary­land Tri-County Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Com­mit­tee will take ap­pli­ca­tions for En­ergy As­sis­tance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Health Part­ners, 3070 Crain High­way, Suite 101, Wal­dorf. Ap­pli­cants may bring com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions with re­quired doc­u­ments or com­plete ap­pli­ca­tions on site that day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-4474, ext. 200. Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land presents Twi­light Per­for­mance Se­ries: “Spirit of His­pania: His­panic Tales” 6:45 p.m. Aug. 3 at the La Plata Cam­pus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Chil­dren’s The­atre per­for­mance of “Spirit of His­pania: His­panic Tales” by Jules Tasca fea­tures five short plays that ex­plore Latin-Amer­i­can mythol­ogy. Per­form­ers sub­ject to change. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-9347828 or go to www.csmd.edu/ twi­light.

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