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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 his­toricdis­trict@charle­scoun­tymd.gov.

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.

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 eabell1@csmd.edu.

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 pa­tri­cia1202@com­cast.net 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 donorser­vices@cf­somd.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 info@charle­scount­yarts.org. 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.

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