Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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Friday, Aug. 26
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.
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.
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.
Chess Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26 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.
VFW 8810 Auxiliary will hold fried pork chop dinner 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Served with parsley potato and apple sauce. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331. CSM Alumni & Friends Connection Night Out at the Ballpark will be 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Regency Furniture Stadium, picnic area, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Gates open 6 p.m. Game begins 7:05 p.m. Mix, mingle and network with CSM alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students. There will be all-you-can eat picnic buffet with raffles, prizes, games and more. Tickets $15 with promo code CSM2016. Must purchase tickets with promo code CSM2016 by Aug. 24 at www.somdbluecrabs.com/event/details/234/southern-maryland-bluecrabs-vs-sugar-land-skeeters. For more information, call Erika Abell at 301-9347647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Post 8810 is seeking 40 blood donors by mid-September for a blood drive planned for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Anyone who would like to donate blood, please contact Post Surgeon David Viets or Pat Viets at email@example.com or 301-848-5902.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Historic Port Tobacco One-Room School House will be open for tours noon-4 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. Write Here, Write Now (Poetry Writing Workshop) will be 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Having issues writing poems? At a loss for where to start or how to finish? Bring in your own work and join other creative voices in the community as you interact in a series of activities that will get your creative juices flowing. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will hold Texas hold ‘em tournament 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the station, 911 Washington Ave. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Cost $125 for $10,000 in chips. No add ons or rebuys. Must be 21 years or older to play. Cash only. Food and beverages available. For reservations or more information, call 301-609-7500. College of Southern Maryland will hold Super Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27 at all college campuses, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata; 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown; 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. For those wishing to register for classes, students who have applied for admission can explore the campus, complete placement tests, meet with an adviser, register and pay for classes, and purchase books for the upcoming semester. Students who need to take placement tests must arrive by 9 a.m. Call 301-934-7765, opt. 9, for more information or visit www.csmd.edu/admissions.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Car Show to benefit the Kenneth Bernard Proctor Sr. scholarship fund will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey. Open to all makes and models. Gold medals awarded to first 10 registered vehicles. Vehicle registration $20. Admission $5 per person at the gate; children under 5 free. Call Teresa Hicks, 240-3461793. Mt. Aventine Manor House will be open for tour 1-4 p.m. 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 240-3776024. Community Foundation of Southern Maryland will hold Annual Kickball Tournament 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at Hallowing Point Park, 4755 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick. Check-in 1:30 p.m. A benefit in the park that covers all the bases-fun, friendly competition, charity and all day kickball. Prizes to first and second place teams. Individual registration $15. Sponsored team levels start at Grand Slam sponsor $1250; Home Run sponsor $500; Triple Play sponsor $250. Rain or shine. For more information, to volunteer, sponsor, or register, go to www.somdgiving.org or contact Lisa McKinnon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-670-4483.
Monday, Aug. 29
Tri-County Animal Shelter will hold Bark in the Park 7 p.m. Aug. 29 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. Charles County Arts Alliance will hold a summer art show through Sept. 24 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. The galler y 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. Chesapeake Choral Arts
Society will hold auditions starting 6:30 p.m. by appointment Aug. 29 at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 East Smallwood Drive, Waldorf. Auditions will consist of vocal warm-ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises to determine the singer’s vocal range. No prepared piece necessar y. Open to singers high school age and older. For audition appointment, call 301-6420594. For information, go to www.chesapeakechoral.com or on Facebook.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Teen Advisory Board will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Discuss teen issues in the library and determine how to improve the teen library experience. Voting restricted to members. Ages 12-18 invited. Call 301-645-1395.
Thursday, Sept. 1
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. 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. 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. American Legion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sandwich night 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331. Clark Center Book Discussion will be 1-2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman will be discussed. Call La Plata librar y 301-9349001.
Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 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 301-6452864. Spanish Class for Little Amigos will be 6-6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Children will hear stories in English and Spanish, songs, finger plays, and a craft. This month’s theme is Dragons Love Tacos. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.