Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 301645-2864.
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 6:307:30 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, 301-932-6819, 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. 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. 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 301884-8171 ext. 468 or email VeteransHomeArt@gmail.com.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smokefree 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 301-934-8221. JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m Aug. 18 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Center offers employment, reemployment and employers services. ADA accessible. Call 301-6452864.
Imaginative Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:4511:15 a.m. Aug. 18 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 301-6451395. Mobile Veterans Center will be located 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. The center provides eligible veterans with readjustment counseling services such as individual, family and group counseling, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse referrals, employment referrals and VBA benefits explanation and referrals. Call 301-6451395.
Intro to Roblox will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Roblox is a virtual reality playground where you can safely interact with other gamers, create and learn. Construct places with bricks from varying colors and shapes, program the language to change the environment, and more. Ages 12-18. Tickets required. Call 301-645-1395. Comic Book Club for Teens will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Teens discuss the comic book universe, play trivia games, activities, and swap comic books. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.
Eclectic Acoustic Jam will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Bring your own musical instrument for an impromptu collaboration with fellow musicians. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.
Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Learn the basics or develop your skills in crocheting or knitting. Bring your own supplies. For beginners, bring skein of yarn and “J” crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. MOMS Club of Waldorf-West will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 18. Moms and children welcome. For location details or more information, email waldorfwestmomsclub@ gmail.com or visit www. momsclubwaldorfwest. weebly.com.
Friday, Aug. 19
The Port Tobacco Historic
Village is open 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and Mondays by appointment. For more information, call 301-3923418 or historicdistrict@ charlescountymd.gov.
Harry White Wilmer Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib dinner 5-8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the post, 6330 North Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu includes 1/2 slab ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $12. Gift certificates available. Public welcome. For more information, call 301-934-8221. 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 301274-1922, Ext. 1.
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. Calvert Marine Museum presents Train live appearance 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Gates open 6 p.m. Opening act Andy Grammer. Food and drinks available on the grounds. Chairs and coolers not permitted. Tickets $56 reserved seats; $68 premium seats; additional fees apply. Tickets on sale to museum members 10 a.m. June 21; on sale to general public 10 a.m. June 28. For tickets or more information, go to www. calvertmarinemuseum. com. To reach staff member, call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18. 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. Nature and Birding Walk will be 9-11 a.m. Aug. 19 at Indian Head Rail Trail, White Plains. Rain date Aug. 26. Join other bird enthusiasts for an easy walk while looking and listening for feathered friends. Meet at Theodore Green Blvd. White
Plains parking area, Milepost 13. Ages 18 and older. Call La Plata library, 301-934-9001. Field Day-Summer Reading
End Party will be 10 a.m.noon Aug. 19 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Summer’s almost over. Enjoy a last hurrah with water balloons, Quiddich, bubbles, races and much more. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.
TRGN will be 6-8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Unplug with a life-size game of Pac Man, play Foosball or a strategy board game with friends at this teen-only after hours event. Sponsored by Teen Advisory Board. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.
AMVETS 13 will hold allyou-can-eat taco dinner 6-8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $9. Call 301-645-6331.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Naval Support Activity
South Potomac will present Daughtry in concert 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Ben Rand Field, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, 4260 Steve’s Way. Gates open 5:30 p.m. Parking will be inside base fenceline. All vehicles must have one Dept. of Defense ID holder and will be subject to ID inspection at gate. To purchase tickets, go to www.freedomlivendw. com. For more concert information, call Naval Support Activity South Potomac Public Affairs Office, 866-359-5540. St. Charles Towne Center will host Simon Kidgits Back to School Blowout noon-3 p.m. Aug. 20 at St. Charles Towne Center, Food Court Parking Lot, 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf. Families invited to welcome the new school year with fun-filled activities, entertainment and more. Event is FREE and open to Simon Kidgits Members only. To sign up for FREE membership, go to kidgits.simon. com. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/ sctc_btsblowout. Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Day Celebration 1-6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Indian Head Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road. Music provided by Sounds of Leon, food for sale, raffle to raise money for scholarship fund and more. Admission $5 at door. Rain or shine. Members, families and friends invited. For information, call Philip Thomas, 301751-1823. 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. Charles County Public Library will host Author’s Reception 2-4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Local authors, including Leara L. Dory will be in attendance. For more information, call Sarah Guy, 301-645-1395, ext. 417 or email, SGuy@ ccplonline.org.
Willing Helper Society will sponsor a book bag and school supplies giveaway 10 a.m. — 1 p.m. Aug. 20 on Caroline Drive next to Kent Square in La Plata. For more information, contact Barbara Wells at 240-346-1369 or Gloria Jefferson at 240-393-6766. Adult Yoga@the Boardwalk will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 20 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.
Board Game Day will be 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Come play board games with friends and family. Play the library’s games or bring your own. All ages. Call 301-645-2864. Ask the Computer Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Do you have questions about how to use your new device or have other IT questions? Come ask the resident expert. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-3757375. American Legion Post 293 will hold Texas Hold-em tournament 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at American Legion 293/VFW Post 8810, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Sign up 5:45 p.m. $100 buy-in. Call 301-645-6331.
Sunday, Aug. 21
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. 22
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 email@example.com. Spanish Conversational Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Waldorf West library, 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.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
American Legion Post 293 will hold a member meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development
Commission will co-host On Farm Grazing Workshop 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. For more information, go to ‘News and Announcements’ page on www.smadc.com or call 301-274-1922, Ext. 1. Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion will be 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 24 at the center, 100 Cornwallis Square. This month “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr will be discussed. Call Potomac library, 301-375-7375.
AMVETS Post 13 will hold member meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-6456331.