Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 301-848-5902.
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 301-934-5403. 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-by-10 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 301-9320140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Monday, Sept. 5
Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club will hold Indian Head 100 bicycle ride 7 a.m.4:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Rides begin and end at Indian Head Village Green, 100 Walter Thomas Road. Registration 6:45-8:45 a.m. Ride start 7-9 a.m. After ride picnic 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Routes offering 17, 26, 47, 61, 70 and 100 mile options. Online registration ends Aug. 31 or when limit of 1,000 riders reached; cost $45. No onsite registration. To register, go to ohbike. memberlodge.org/ event-2166146. For more information, including route maps, cue sheets, and rest stop times, go to www.ohbike.org/century.
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 galler y spaces on two floors. For more information, go to www. charlescountyarts.org, call 301-392-5900, or email email@example.com. 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. 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. 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. For more information, call Michael Patterson, 301-7525763, 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. Free Identity Theft Information Workshop will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Southern Maryland Business Center, 10665 Stanhaven Place, 3rd Floor Cafe Conference Room, White Plains. Learn how you can minimize your risk from the effects of identity theft. Registration recommended, go to https://eventbrite. com/e/identity-theft-information-workshop-tickets-26864428228. For more information, call Jeanette Boulware, 301710-2667.