Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. For more information, go to www. ccyo.com.