Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 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 301-274-1922, 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, 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 301-9348221. 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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.