Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 301-3757375.
American Legion Riders Post 293 will hold chicken adobo dinner 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Includes two egg rolls, salad and dessert with dinner. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.
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. Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco presents Keep Reading Growing Strong For All Ages 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5 at Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St. Local authors from Southern Maryland will display and read excerpts from their books. Join the evening for fun, raffles, book signings and refreshments. Admission is donate school supplies. For information, email keechjoyce@aol. com or call 301-934-9056.
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.
Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host Fried Chicken Dinners To Go 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the station, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. Dinner includes potato salad, green beans, applesauce and roll. Cost $12. For more information, call Janet, 240-682-4840.
D.C. National Guard Army Band will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St. Summer concert series presents classics from almost every musical genre. Free admission. Open to public. For more information, call Byron B. Coward, 202-492-9518, or email email@example.com.
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. American Legion Post 82 will hold steak and shrimp dinner 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost $15 for steak or shrimp; $18 for combination. Call 301-934-8221.
Saturday, Aug. 6
Charles County Children’s
Aid Society will hold a yard sale 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 6 at Charles County Children’s Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Circle, Waldorf. For more information, go to www. childrens-aid-society.org.
Charles County Master
Gardeners will hold a plant clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6 at Waldorf Farmers Market, O’Donnell and St. Patrick’s Drive. Public 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.
AMVETS Post 13 will host Southern Maryland Trotters AAU Basketball Team Car Wash and Barbecue 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 at VFW Post 8810, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Donations for car wash. Lunch $5. Proceeds to supplement the cost of the team’s uniforms. Call 301-645-6331. Adult Yoga@the Boardwalk will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 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.
Waldorf Adult Book Discussion will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. This month “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel will be discussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Teen Battle of the Books will be 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Have book trivia fun and lots of laughs. Join in for rounds of questions on characters, plots, locales and themes from selected books. Bonus round of questions about popular YA literature and movies. Winning team receives $100 in gift cards and will help library choose next year’s titles. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.
Port Tobacco Players will hold auditions for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Performance dates are Nov. 25-Dec. 18. For more information, contact Laurie Mudd at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ptplayers.com/ audition-announcement. html.
Benedict VFD, Rescue Squad,
and Auxiliary will hold a yard sale 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 6 at the station, 18210 Hyatt Ave., Benedict. For more information or to rent a space, call Donna 301-848-9028. Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3) will hold annual Back to School Community Fiesta 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mattawoman Middle School, 10145 Berry Road, Waldorf. Event will focus on saying no to bullying, drugs, and texting and driving. Make a craft, sign up for library card, meet mascots and more. Back to school haircuts for children, raffles, giveaways and light refreshments will be available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, go to www. CharlesCountyMD.gov or email StewartEvents@ CharlesCountyMD.gov.
Body of Christ Church will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the church, 12379 Kaine Place, Waldorf. For questions on eligibility, call Donor Ser vices, 1-866-236-3276. For more information, call the church, 301-885-2323.
Historic Port Tobacco OneRoom 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.
Department of Community
Services, Charles County, will hold Youth Triathalon 8 a.m. Aug. 6 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. Check-in/ registration 7 a.m. Each child will swim, bike, and run specified distances determined by their age group. Open to youth 15 years old and younger. Registration is $40 July 17Aug. 5. To register online or for more information, go to www.charlescountyparks.com or call 301934-9305.
Sunday, Aug. 7
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. 8
Matthew Henson’s Birthday
Party will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Born in Nanjemoy 150 years ago today, 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 histor y and triumphs through stories and interactive games. Ages 6-11. Tickets required. Call 301-934-9001.
Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Waldorf West librar y, 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.
Off the Hook Crochet and
Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Potomac librar y, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Beginning to advanced crafters share basic stitches and techniques. Bring your own yarn and needles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-3757375.
Adult Yoga will be 6:307:30 p.m. Aug. 8 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.
American Legion Post
293 will hold executive committee meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-6456331.
Waldorf Lions Club will hold a blood drive 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, 3245 Old Washington Road. Event will be held in coordination with Anne Arundel County Blood Bus. To make a reservation, call 443-481-4215 or go to www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084caba92ea5fb6-waldorf.
Charles County Arts
Alliance will hold a summer art show through Sept. 24 at Waldorf West librar y, 10405 O’Donnell Place. The galler y will be presented at four separate galler y spaces on two floors. For more information, go to www. charlescountyarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email info@charlescountyarts. org.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Scratch will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Create interactive animations while learning fundamentals of computer coding. Students choose their own adventure by learning to code anything from a music-filled dance party to simple games and puzzles. Ages 9-11. Tickets required. Call 301934-9001.
American Legion Riders Post
293 will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
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 email@example.com, or go to www.tcysb.org.
Tri-County Youth Services
Bureau will offer Step On Up 6-7 p.m. Aug. 9 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. Aug. 9 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Pomonkey High School
Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Pomonkey. All alumni and friends invited. For more information, call Philip Thomas, 301-751-1823.