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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 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 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 by­ron.b.coward.mil@mail.mil.

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 ran­dl­mudd@gmail.com 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.

Span­ish Con­ver­sa­tional

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 info@tcysb.org, 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.

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