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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 com­mu­nity@somd­ 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, or go to 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@, or go to

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.

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 Veter­an­ 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 his­toricdis­trict@charle­scoun­

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.hb­play­ or email hb­play­ers­box­of­ 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 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 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.vcon­nec­ 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@com­ 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 learn­topaint@out­, go to www.smd­, 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@ ya­ 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.

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