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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 li­brary, 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 301-645-2864.

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 P.D. 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 li­brary, 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 301-934-7828 or go to www. csmd.edu/twi­light.

Thurs­day, Aug. 4

Charles County De­part­ment of

Re­cre­ation, Parks, and Tourism will spon­sor fish­ing classes for youth 9:45 a.m.-noon Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 at Gil­bert Run Park, 13140 Charles St., Char­lotte Hall. Chil­dren will learn the ba­sics of fish­ing. Prior fish­ing ex­pe­ri­ence not re­quired. Bait and tackle will be pro­vided. Free. Open to ages 6-15. Pre-regis­tra­tion re­quired. Class size lim­ited. To reg­is­ter, call Gil­bert Run Park of­fice, 301-932-1083.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 a.m. Aug. 4 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.

In­tro to Roblox will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Roblox is a vir­tual re­al­ity play­ground where you can safely in­ter­act with other gamers, cre­ate and learn. Con­struct places with bricks from vary­ing col­ors and shapes, pro­gram the lan­guage to change the en­vi­ron­ment, and more. Ages 12-18. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Clark Cen­ter Book Dis­cus­sion will be 1-2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “Go Set a Watch­man” by Harper Lee will be dis­cussed. Call La Plata li­brary 301-9349001.

AKC: ScienceTellers will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 4 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ex­pe­ri­ence the sci­ence of power and en­ergy through hands-on ex­per­i­ments that will have the au­di­ence laugh­ing, learn­ing and hav­ing fun. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

Blue Crabs Play­ers’ Visit will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wal­dorf West li­brar y, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. 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 301-645-1395.

Span­ish Class for Lit­tle Ami­gos will be 6-6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Chil­dren will hear sto­ries in English and Span­ish, songs, fin­ger plays, and a craft. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.

Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at P.D. 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.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sand­wich night 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. Port Tobacco Play­ers will hold auditions for Irv­ing Ber­lin’s White Christ­mas 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Auditions will also be held 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.

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. South­ern Mary­land Tri-County

Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Com­mit­tee will take ap­pli­ca­tions for En­ergy As­sis­tance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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 301-2744474, ext. 200. 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 301-884-8171 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 301-9348221.

Fri­day, Aug. 5

The Port Tobacco His­toric Village is open 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Fri­days through Sun­days and Mon­days by ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-392-3418 or his­toricdis­trict@charle­scoun­tymd.gov.

Blue Crabs Play­ers’ Visit will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. 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 Blue Crabs games. All ages. Call 301375-7375.

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