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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@charle­scoun­tymd.gov.

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 hb­play­ers­box­of­fice@gmail.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 301-274-1922, 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, gk­la­di­tis@com­cast.net.

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 301-9348221. Bass­mas­ter Elite at Po­tomac River pre­sented by Econo Lodge will be­gin 6:15 a.m. through Aug. 14 at Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road, Mar­bury. Weigh-in will be 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Small­wood State Park; and 3 p.m. Aug. 13-14 at In­dian Head Pavil­ion and Vil­lage Green, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road, dur­ing Bass­mas­ter Expo and Dis­cover Quest Fes­ti­val. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scoun­tymd. gov/Dis­cov­erQuest or www.bass­mas­ter.com/ tour­na­ments/bass­mas­ter-elite-po­tomac-river.

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@out­look. 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 Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Move, sing and learn with friends all about Egypt and what makes it so unique. End by mak­ing a fun Egypt­themed 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 li­brary, 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.

Fos­sil Fun will be 2-3 p.m. Aug. 13 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Learn about the changes in the sea and how an­cient sea crea­tures be­came fos­sils we can find to­day. Find and iden­tify fos­sils and keep what you find. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Paws to Read will be 2:15-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Pro­gram de­signed to help chil­dren im­prove read­ing skills and con­fi­dence while hav­ing fun read­ing to cer­ti­fied ther­apy dogs. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. An­nual Paul Ribeiro Me­mo­rial Games will be held Aug. 13 at 8380 Wooddy Road, Port To­bacco. Morn­ing games checkin/reg­is­tra­tion 7 a.m.; open­ing cer­e­mony 7:45 a.m.; morn­ing games 8 a.m.; af­ter­noon games check-in/reg­is­tra­tion noon; af­ter­noon games 1 p.m. Games in­clude bocce, soc­cer, corn­hole and vol­ley­ball. Bocce and corn­hole team reg­is­tra­tion $20; soc­cer and vol­ley­ball team reg­is­tra­tion $50. Pro­ceeds do­nated to Spring Dell Cen­ter and Spe­cial Olympics. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.aprmg.org. His­toric Port To­bacco One-Room School House will be open for tours noon4 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, 301-934-9483. Mary­land Youth Ad­vi­sory

Coun­cil will host Com­mu­nity Con­ver­sa­tion for Mary­land Youth noon-2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Calvert Li­brary Prince Fred­er­ick, Meet­ing Room 3, 850 Cost­ley Way, Prince Fred­er­ick. Event will be an open dis­cus­sion of is­sues fac­ing Mary­land youth to voice con­cerns and de­velop so­lu­tions. Par­tic­i­pants asked to bring ideas, con­cerns and sug­ges­tions. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. Youth and adults of all ages wel­come. To RSVP or for more in­for­ma­tion, email Christina Drushel Wil­liams at christina. drushel@mary­land.gov. Bass­mas­ter Expo and Dis­cover Quest fes­ti­val will be noon-5 p.m. Aug. 13-14 at In­dian Head Pavil­ion and Vil­lage Green, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. charle­scoun­tymd.gov/ Dis­cov­erQuest. Mat­ta­woman Wa­ter­shed So­ci­ety will present “Cap­tain John Smith’s Dis­cover Quest” 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Dis­cover Quest at the In­dian Head Pavil­ion, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road. Event will feature a slide show us­ing Smith’s own words as a guide to gems of na­ture in western Charles County. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. mat­ta­wom­an­wa­ter­shed­so­ci­ety.org. Mat­ta­woman Wa­ter­shed So­ci­ety will present “Sanctuary: The Po­tomac as Par­a­digm” 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Dis­cover Quest at the In­dian Head Pavil­ion, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road. Event will feature a slide show fo­cus­ing on Mal­lows-Po­tomac Na­tional Marine Sanctuary. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mat­ta­wom­an­wa­ter­shed­so­ci­ety.org.

Sun­day, Aug. 14

Mat­ta­woman Wa­ter­shed So­ci­ety and Small­wood

State Park will spon­sor pon­toon boat tours Aug. 14 at Mat­tingly Park, Mat­tingly Ave., In­dian Head. De­par­ture times 12:30 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.; and 3 p.m. (reg­is­ter for wait­ing list). Take a tour of the Amer­i­can Lo­tus in bloom among Mat­ta­woman Creek tidal marshes. Free event. Seat­ing lim­ited; re­serve by email at mat­ta­wom­an­wa­ter­shed@hot­mail.com and state pre­ferred time and num­ber in party. Shut­tles will run at Dis­cover Quest from In­dian Head Vil­lage Green and Pavil­ion, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road, to the park. Please ar­rive 15 min­utes be­fore de­par­ture time. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. mat­ta­wom­an­wa­ter­shed­so­ci­ety.org. 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. 15

Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter will hold Bark in the Park 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium, 11765 St. Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Sup­port your lo­cal base­ball team and visit the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter ta­ble to meet adopt­able pets and ask any an­i­mal-re­lated ques­tions. To view an­i­mals for adop­tion or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scoun­tymd. gov/es/an­i­mal­shel­ter/ tri-county-an­i­mal-shel­ter or call 301-932-1713.

Drop-in Minecraft will be 5-6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Drop in and work on spe­cial mods, build­ing projects and chal­lenges. Com­put­ers avail­able first come, first serve ba­sis. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold a sum­mer art show through Sept. 24 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. The gallery will be pre­sented at four sep­a­rate gallery spa­ces on two floors. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. charle­scount­yarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email info@charle­scount­yarts. org.

Wal­dorf Elks Lodge will hold a quar­ter auc­tion 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the lodge, 2210 Old Wash­ing­ton Road. Doors open 6 p.m. Tick­ets $15. Food and drinks for pur­chase. Call Sheri, 703-615-2823.

Tues­day, Aug. 16

Port To­bacco Play­ers En­core

Kids will hold au­di­tions 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and Aug. 18 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Open to chil­dren grades 1-8. To au­di­tion, pre­pare 16 to 32 bars of mu­si­cal theater or Dis­ney-style song and a mem­o­rized short mono­logue, poem

or story. Bring sheet mu­sic for the song; ac­com­pa­nist will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Box Of­fice, 301-932-6819, or email ed­u­ca­tion@ pt­play­ers.com.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331.

Au­dac­ity will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn to make your own mu­sic mash-ups. Use Au­dac­ity soft­ware to record and edit sounds (cut­ting, copy­ing and past­ing), layer tracks (such as vo­cals over mu­sic) and more. Ages 10-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-6451395. Scratch will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at PD Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Cre­ate in­ter­ac­tive an­i­ma­tions while learn­ing to code. 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 301-6452864.

Li­brary Games for Teens will be 2-4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Teens com­pete in book chal­lenges that re­veal the li­brary in a way they’ve never seen. Book cart re­lay races, speed shelv­ing, book stack­ing and more. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

eReader Drop-in will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. Aug. 16 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Learn how to use your eReader de­vice to ac­cess free li­brary eBooks us­ing Over­drive. Drop in with your own de­vice. All ages. Call 301934-9001.

Fam­ily Craft Night will be 6-7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend fam­ily time to­gether cre­at­ing sim­ple craft projects. This month the group will make bas­ket­ball hoops. All ages. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by par­ent or care­giver. Ages 2-5. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Life-Sized Games will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month Plants v. Zom­bies will be played. All ages. Call 301645-2864.

Wed­nes­day, Aug. 17

Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter will hold Na­tional Black Cat Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Day Aug. 17 at the shel­ter, 6707 An­i­mal Shel­ter Road, Hugh­esville. To cel­e­brate this spe­cial day, all adop­tion fees for black cats will be waived. For

more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scoun­tymd. gov/es/an­i­mal­shel­ter/ tri-county-an­i­mal-shel­ter or call 301-932-1713. Sons of the Amer­i­can Le­gion

Post 293 will hold a mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

In­tro to Gimp will be 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 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 301-645-2864.

Fam­ily Ac­tiv­ity Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with fam­ily and friends play­ing new and clas­sic board games like Candy Land, Uno, Scater­gories, Pic­tionary, Chess and more. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

Capoeira will be demon­strated 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 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.

Thurs­day, Aug. 18

Charles County Depart­ment of Recre­ation, Parks, and Tourism will spon­sor a fish­ing class for youth 9:45 a.m.-noon 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. Port To­bacco Play­ers

En­core Kids will hold au­di­tions 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Open to chil­dren grades 1-8. To au­di­tion, pre­pare 16 to 32 bars of mu­si­cal theater or Dis­ney-style song and a mem­o­rized short mono­logue, poem or story. Bring sheet mu­sic for the song; ac­com­pa­nist will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Box Of­fice, 301-9326819, or email ed­u­ca­tion@pt­play­ers.com. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sand­wich night 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.

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