Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, if possible) to Community, 4475 Regency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695. Email items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.
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.
Superhero Yoga will be 10-11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Class will talk about what makes a superhero and who the favorite superheroes are. Do yoga like a superhero and make a superhero craft to take home. Ages 4-9. Tickets required. Call 301-645-1395.
Intro to Gimp will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at PD Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 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 301645-2864.
Rockets Away will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn about Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion — for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction — while making your own foam rocket that can fly up to 50 feet. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375.
Young Parent Food & Fun will be 6-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Picnic-style meal provided by Chick-fil-A to attending families. Kids can play together and young parents can meet with teen librarians to learn about resources the library and county government agencies offer that may help them and their children. Open to all teen (and young) parents ages 25 or younger and their children. Call 301645-1395. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will offer Victim Awareness 6-7 p.m. Aug. 10 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 email@example.com, or go to www.tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will offer Anger Management 6-7 p.m. Aug. 10 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.
Thursday, Aug. 11
American Legion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sandwich night 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. 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.
JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m Aug. 11 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Center offers employment, reemployment and employers services. ADA accessible. Call 301-375-7375.
Hop on the Bus will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. A great opportunity for young children to get over school jitters. Kids board a bus for a ride to elementary school, then talk to the bus driver and learn what they will do on their first day of school. Ages 3-5. Call 301-934-9001.
Imaginative Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:15 a.m. Aug. 11 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.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. Southern Maryland Brain Injury Support Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Spring Dell Center, 6040 Radio Station Road, La Plata. For more information, call Jerry, 301-753-6335, or Debbie, 301-932-4920. 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. 12
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.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will hold steak/shrimp night 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Music by Back Fin 7:30 p.m. Dinner starting at $17. Admission $5; free with dinner purchase. For information, call 301-645-2421.
VFW Post 8810 will hold steak dinner 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Includes potato and vegetable buffet, salad, roll and dessert with dinner. Cost $15. Call 301-645-6331.
Hard Bargain Players presents August Wilson’s Radio Golf 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 27 at Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Tickets $10 adults; $8 students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Production rated “M,” for Mature Audiences, due to language. For tickets or more more information, go to www.hbplayers.org or email email@example.com. 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 301-2741922, Ext. 1. Celebrate Black Business Month will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Hear from the Small Business Development Center how to start or grow a business, learn about the history of black businesses in America and about minority business opportunities available through Small Business Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Charles County Economic Development, and Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
Chess Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Learn to play and master the game of chess. Compete with each other in a friendly match. Ages 6-18. Call 301-645-1395.
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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. American Legion Auxiliary Post 82 will hold dinner 5-8 p.m. Aug. 12 at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu will be pork barbecue sandwich for $12 or fried shrimp for $15; cost includes cole slaw and french fries. Public welcome. Call 301-934-8221.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Southern Maryland Decorative
Painters will hold a paint-in 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road. The group will paint a project together. Guests welcome. For information on painting supplies needed for date of visit or more information, email email@example.com, go to www.smdpaint.org, or call Garnett Joy, 301-884-2835. Take a Bow Performing Arts
Group presents M. The Musical dinner theater 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at The Waldorf Culture Center, 109 A Post Office Road. This full-scale musical production of Matilda proves that miraculous things come in small packages. Performed by the Theater Arts Camp kids. Tickets $25; includes dinner. For tickets or more information, call Heather Dautrich, 240-754-7732, or email takeabowperformingarts@ yahoo.com. Saturday Story Time: Egypt will be 11-11:45 a.m. Aug. 13 at Waldorf West Librar y, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Move, sing and learn with friends all about Egypt and what makes it so unique. End by making a fun Egypt-themed craft. Designed for families to engage all ages. Ages birth-5. Call 301-645-1395. Sustainable Gardening will be noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Potomac librar y, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn steps you can take in your home garden to protect the environment and quality of local waterways. Master gardeners will discuss growing native plants, maintaining your lawn, watering efficiently, mulching, recycling yard waste and more. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-375-7375.