Calendar of events
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.