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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 well-known book to the movie adap­ta­tion. Ages 6-11. Call 301-6451395.

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 301-375-7375. 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 301-645-1395.

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. 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, 301-710-2667. South­ern Mary­land Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (SMADC) will hold a pub­lic fo­rum 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, Prince Frederick Cam­pus, Build­ing B, 115 J.W. Wil­liams Road, Prince Frederick. The fo­rum is in­tended as a lis­ten­ing ses­sion to so­licit feed­back from South­ern Mary­land’s farm­ing and broad agri­cul­tural com­mu­nity to de­ter­mine how SMADC can bet­ter as­sist the re­gion’s farms and con­tinue to pro­vide pro­grams to sup­port agri­cul­ture now and into the fu­ture. Cit­i­zens wish­ing to sub­mit oral or writ­ten com­ments are en­cour­aged to at­tend. Speak­ers are re­quested to sign in and will have three minutes to ad­dress the fo­rum. If un­able to at­tend, writ­ten pub­lic state­ments will be ac­cepted un­til Sept. 16 to SMADC at info@smadc.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact SMADC staff at 301-2741922 or go to www.smadc.com.

Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 3365 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Meet and net­work with other veter­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. Spon­sored by Chick-fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

Thurs­day, Sept. 8

The Arc of North­ern Vir­ginia and The Arc of South­ern

Mary­land will hold Guardian­ship and Al­ter­na­tives to Guardian­ship work­shop 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept 8 at The Arc of South­ern Mary­land, 355 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Par­tic­i­pants will learn about when guardian­ship may be ap­pro­pri­ate for their fam­ily mem­bers, what the process en­tails and tips for successfully nav­i­gat­ing the process. Al­ter­na­tives to guardian­ship like ad­vance health care di­rec­tive and pow­ers of at­tor­ney will also be dis­cussed. Free. Space is lim­ited. To reg­is­ter, go to http://bit.ly/1TLU8rQ. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.thearcofno­va­trust.org or www.arc­somd.org. 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. South­ern Mary­land Brain In­jury Sup­port Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at Spring Dell Cen­ter, 6040 Ra­dio Sta­tion Road, La Plata. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jerry, 301-753-6335, or Deb­bie, 301-932-4920. 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. 8 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331.

South­ern Mary­land Tri-County Com­mu­nity

Ac­tion Com­mit­tee will take ap­pli­ca­tions for en­ergy as­sis­tance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 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.

CSM/SBDC En­trepreneur­ship & In­no­va­tion Sum­mit

2016 will be 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try, 8730 Mitchell Road. Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter will con­vene in­dus­try, ed­u­ca­tion, gov­ern­ment, and research and sci­en­tific com­mu­nity for a con­ver­sa­tion about the re­gion’s pre­pared­ness to sup­port en­tre­pre­neur­ial in­no­va­tions, startup tech­nol­ogy ef­forts and trans­fer of sci­en­tific research for tech­nol­ogy avail­able for com­mer­cial use. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.eventbrite. com/e/2016-en­trepreeur­ship-in­no­va­tion-sum­mit-tick­ets-26956022188 or call 301-934-7583. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m Sept. 8 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Call 301375-7375. Homeschool STEAM Club will meet 2-3 p.m. Sept. 8 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 301-375-7375.

Life-Sized Games will be played 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Play a dif­fer­ent life-sized game each month. This month Hi Ho Cherry O will be played. All ages. Call 301645-2864.

Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 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 301-6452864.

Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn and ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in the film­mak­ing process. Ev­ery week, par­tic­i­pants will pro­gres­sively go through the process of writ­ing scripts, pre-pro­duc­tion, film­ing, and post pro­duc­tion of movies. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. La Plata Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 7-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. This month “Cleopa­tra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Charles County Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at La Plata Po­lice De­part­ment, Com­mu­nity Room, 101 La Grange Ave. Guest speaker Va­lerie Hall will give an over­view of the Veter­ans Cu­ra­tion Pro­gram and speak about some of the ar­ti­facts found. No fee to at­tend. Visi­tors wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, email ccasm@gmail.com or call 301-375-9489.

Fri­day, Sept. 9

The Port To­bacco His­toric Vil­lage is open 10 a.m. —

4 p.m. Fri­days through Sun­days and Mon­days by ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-3923418 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. South­ern Mary­land Cen­ter

for In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing will host a wine tast­ing 5:307:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Port of Leonard­town Win­ery, 23190 New­towne Neck Road, Leonard­town. En­joy an evening of so­cial­iz­ing, fun, net­work­ing, wine tast­ing and ap­pe­tiz­ers. Tick­ets $25; in­cludes one glass of wine and ap­pe­tiz­ers. RSVP to 301-884-4498, ext. 1. For more in­for­ma­tion, email sdent@sm­cil.org.

VFW Post 8810 will hold steak din­ner 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Served with po­tato and veg­etable buf­fet, salad, roll and dessert. Cost $15. Call 301-6456331. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold fried chicken din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 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. Baden Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment will hold a pitch card party 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the sta­tion, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. Doors open 6:30

p.m. Cost $5 per player. Light re­fresh­ments will be sold. Call 301-8881888. Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Post 82 will hold din­ner 5-8 p.m. Sept. 9 at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Din­ner will be pork bar­be­cue sand­wich for $12 or fried shrimp for $15; both din­ners in­clude cole slaw and french fries. Pub­lic wel­come. Call 301934-8221.

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. Mat­ta­woman Creek Art

Cen­ter will hold Fri­day open stu­dio 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through Dec. 9 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. Mar­bury. Paint, draw, take photos, sculpt, knit, quilt and more. Bring your own ma­te­ri­als and your lunch. Share ideas and tech­niques. Cri­tique each other’s work. Friends wel­come. Call 301-7435159 or go to www. mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org. Satur­day, Sept. 10 Amer­i­can Foun­da­tion for Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion will hold Out of the Dark­ness com­mu­nity walk 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 at In­dian Head Pav­il­ion on the Vil­lage Green, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Drive. Reg­is­tra­tion 9 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. No

cost to reg­is­ter or to get in­volved. Walk do­na­tions ac­cepted un­til Dec. 31. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Michelle Wood or Sue Maska­leris, somd­walk@gmail.com, or go to www.afsp.org/walk. Charles County Ama­teur Ra­dio Club will of­fer free ama­teur ra­dio li­cense ex­ams 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Tests for all lev­els of ama­teur ra­dio li­cense will be avail­able. Walk in ap­pli­cants ac­cepted; pre-reg­is­tra­tion pre­ferred. To reg­is­ter, go to http://k3smd.org and click “Ham Li­cense Ex­ams” but­ton, or call 301-503-4706.

My Gym of Wal­dorf will host Fam­ily Fit & Fun Party 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the gym, St. Charles Plaza, 1148 Small­wood Drive. Free event will fea­ture a fun­filled day of fit­ness for kids of all ages, in­clud­ing My Gym fit­ness pro­grams and Zumba Kids/ Kids Jr. fit­ness classes. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.my­gym.com/wal­dorf or call 301-932-8000.

Charles County Youth Or­ches­tra, En­core Strings

and En­core Band will hold au­di­tions Sept. 10 and Sept. 13. CCYO is look­ing for ad­vanced high school string, wind, brass and per­cus­sion stu­dents; re­hearsals Tues­day evenings. En­core Strings has open­ings for all mid­dle school level string play­ers; re­hearsals Satur­day morn­ings. En­core Band has open­ings for all mid­dle school level band play­ers; re­hearsals Wed­nes­day evenings. To sched­ule an au­di­tion, email Anne Marie Pat­ter­son at an­nem­pat­ter­son@aol.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. ccyo.com.

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