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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 301884-8171 ext. 468 or email Veter­an­sHomeArt@gmail.com.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free 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 301-645-6331.

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 li­brary 301-9349001.

Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at P.D. 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.

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.

Fri­day, Sept. 2

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. 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.

Charles County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will cel­e­brate 100 Years of Ed­u­ca­tion 6-9 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Port To­bacco Court­house, 8430 Com­merce St. A pre­sen­ta­tion, “Ed­u­ca­tion: Then and Now” will be fol­lowed by break­out ses­sions in­clud­ing a trip to the Port To­bacco One Room School. Event is the first of three pre­sen­ta­tions in a se­ries ex­plor­ing the his­tory of the school board and ed­u­ca­tion in Charles County over the past 100 years. Back-to-school sup­plies do­na­tions will be ac­cepted. For more in­for­maiton, go to www.ccboe.com/100years/, email keechjoyce@aol.com or call Mary Fen­ton, 301-375-7892. Bel Al­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Aux­il­iary will host Fried Chicken Din­ners To Go 5-7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the sta­tion, 9765 Bel Al­ton New­town Road. Din­ner in­cludes fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, ap­ple­sauce and roll. Cost $12. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Janet, 240-682-4840.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold half­pound steamed shrimp din­ner 6-8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Served with cole slaw, hush pup­pies and dessert. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold seafood din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

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 301-8485902.

Satur­day, Sept. 3

Charles County Master Gar­den­ers will hold a plant clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Wal­dorf Farm­ers Mar­ket, O’Don­nell and St. Pa­trick’s Drive. Public en­cour­aged to bring sam­ples of dis­eased or in­fected plants, leaves, or any gar­den and land­scape prob­lems for Master Gar­den­ers to trou­bleshoot. Gen­eral gar­den­ing in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice will also be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301934-5403.

Ven­dor op­por­tu­nity avail­able at Cel­e­brate Charles

Fal­lFest to be held noon-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium, 11765 St. Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Lo­cal ar­ti­sans and crafters in­vited to show­case their goods and tal­ents. Reg­is­tra­tion fee $25. Each ven­dor will re­ceive one 10-by10 space with one 8-foot ta­ble and two fold­ing chairs. Ven­dors who par­tic­i­pate in Trick-or-Treat Trail must pro­vide their own candy or give­away. Home party sales ven­dors not ac­cepted at this time. For ven­dor reg­is­tra­tion or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.Charle­sCoun­tyMD.gov/Cel­e­brateCharles or call 1-800-766-3386.

Sun­day, Sept. 4

The 13th Lyles Fam­ily Re­union will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Charles County Fair­ground, 8440 Fair­ground Road, La Plata. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-932-0140 or email lylesg@hot­mail.com. Mt. Aven­tine Manor House will be open for tours 1-4 p.m. Sun­days through Oct. 30 in Chap­man State Park, 3452 Ferry Place, In­dian Head. See new ex­hibit of Na­tive Amer­i­can ar­ti­facts and an­other on the his­tory and ar­chi­tec­tural sig­nif­i­cance of the circa 1810 west wing of man­sion. Gates to park will be open for cars. Park­ing avail­able near house. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-377-6024.

Tues­day, Sept. 6

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.

VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iary will hold mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301645-6331.

South­ern Mary­land Tri-County Com­mu­nity

Ac­tion Com­mit­tee will take ap­pli­ca­tions for en­ergy as­sis­tance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Charles County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices, 200 Kent St., La Plata. Ap­pli­cants may bring com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions with the re­quired doc­u­ments or com­plete ap­pli­ca­tions on site that day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2744474, ext. 200. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m Sept. 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Call 301-6451395. Spe­cial Needs Sen­sory Sto­ry­time will be 2-2:45 p.m. Sept. 6 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. This is an in­clu­sive pro­gram de­vel­oped for chil­dren through adults who are on the autism spec­trum or dif­fer­ently abled, and pre­sented at a preschool level of de­vel­op­ment. Sto­ries, songs, and lots of fun. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 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. Sign in at chil­dren’s desk. Call 301-645-1395.

An­ime Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with your Otaku broth­ers and sis­ters. Bring your manga to share, en­joy Pocky, watch an an­ime and per­fect your manga draw­ings. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. Charles County An­tique Arts As­so­ci­a­tion will meet 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Charles County So­cial Ser­vices Build­ing, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. Pre­sen­ta­tion will be “Sum­mer finds: wel­come back.” Mem­bers re­quested to bring fa­vorite an­tique items found in flea mar­kets, yard sales or an­tique shows. Guests wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-271-9838.

Wed­nes­day, Sept. 7

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 293 will hold mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

South­ern Mary­land Tri-County Com­mu­nity

Ac­tion Com­mit­tee will take ap­pli­ca­tions for en­ergy as­sis­tance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Health Part­ners, 3070 Crain High­way, suite 101, Wal­dorf. Ap­pli­cants may bring com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tions with the re­quired doc­u­ments or com­plete ap­pli­ca­tions on site that day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-4474, ext. 200.

Home­school Book Club will meet 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 7 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Home­schooled chil­dren are en­cour­aged to read and com­pare a well­known book to the movie adap­ta­tion. Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-1395. Home­school STEAM Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 7 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Early-ele­men­tary age home­school stu­dents meet to do a fun and ed­u­ca­tional S.T.E.A.M. (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts, and Math) ac­tiv­ity. This month learn about the sci­ence of gey­sers. Oc­to­ber will be an art ac­tiv­ity. Ages 5-9. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-3757375. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Be­gin­ners must know how to sin­gle cro­chet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own sup­plies. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-6451395. Drop-in Com­puter In­struc­tion will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join in twice a month for in­di­vid­ual com­puter in­struc­tion pro­vided by li­brary staff. First come, first served. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. South­ern Mary­land

Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Kestrels: Jet Fight­ers of the Field meet­ing 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at Bat­tle Creek Cy­press Swamp Sanc­tu­ary, 2880 Grays Road, Prince Fred­er­ick. Min­gling and re­fresh­ments 7 p.m. The Amer­i­can Kestrel is a na­tive fal­con known by many as the “Spar­rowhawk.” We will dis­cuss the life his­tory of these beautiful birds and how we are try­ing to bring back their num­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Michael Pat­ter­son, 301-752-5763, or email Michael.Pat­ter­son@pg­parks.com. Se­nior Ser­vices of Charles County will host bingo 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at Wal­dorf Se­nior Cen­ter, 3092 Crain High­way. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-638-4420.

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