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Send cal­en­dar events (at least two weeks in advance, if pos­si­ble) to Com­mu­nity, 4475 Re­gency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695. Email items to com­mu­nity@somd­ In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions.

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@charle­scoun­ 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

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, email 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@ com­ 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.Charle­sCoun­ 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 lylesg@hot­

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. mem­ber­ event-2166146. For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing route maps, cue sheets, and rest stop times, go to­tury.

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. charle­scount­, call 301-392-5900, or email info@charle­scount­ 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@pg­ 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.

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