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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 301-392-3418 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 5:30-7:30 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 301-8485902.

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 301-888-1888.

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 301-934-8221.

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 301-743-5159 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 301-5034706.

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 fun-filled 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. South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Fall Mi­gra­tion field trip 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 at Calvert Cliffs State Park, 9500 H.G. True­man Park­way, Lusby. Neo-trop­i­cal mi­grants should be near their peak. We ex­pect to see war­blers, tan­agers, gros­beaks and other song­birds. Good trails through wooded habi­tat and along creek. Take Rt. 2/4 south of Prince Fred­er­ick for about 14 miles and fol­low signs to the park; meet lead­ers in park­ing lot. Fa­cil­i­ties and fee for a 3 mile round trip. RSVP to Judy at 410-326-1965 or jfer­ris11@gmail.com. Patux­ent River Sail and Power

Squadron will hold the Mary­land Safe Boat­ing Course 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 24 at Navy Air Mu­seum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lex­ing­ton Park. Stu­dents must at­tend both class­room ses­sions. Course is NASBLA ap­proved; its com­ple­tion pro­vides the Mary­land Boat­ing Safety Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Card, re­quired to be car­ried for any­one born af­ter July 1,1972, and op­er­at­ing a mo­tor­ized wa­ter ves­sel in Mary­land. All states rec­og­nize this boat­ing ed­u­ca­tion card. Open to pub­lic. Cost $25; ad­di­tional fam­ily mem­bers $10. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion rec­om­mended. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Hal Wil­lard, 301-904-7265, or go to www.usps.org/lo­calusps/ patux­ent. Wal­dorf Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month “A Pas­sage to In­dia” by E.M. Forster will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Back to School with Harry will be 1-4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Cel­e­brate the be­gin­ning of a new school year with Harry Pot­ter. Make your own wands and play table Quid­ditch. Ages 9 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Ask the Com­puter Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Do you have ques­tions about how to use your new de­vice or have other IT ques­tions? Come ask our res­i­dent ex­pert. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-375-7375. Paws to Read will be 2:153:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Pro­gram de­signed to help chil­dren im­prove read­ing skills and con­fi­dence while hav­ing fun read­ing to cer­ti­fied ther­apy dogs. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-934-9001. Charles County Branch of NAACP and Taber­na­cle of Praise Church will host a town hall meet­ing 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 at Taber­na­cle

of Praise Church, 3280 Leonard­town Road, Wal­dorf. Topic will be “Your Child and the Law.” Charles County Law En­force­ment Agen­cies and Mal­colm Young, Youth Mo­ti­va­tional Speaker, will be the pan­elist. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Wanda Wood­land, 240-5280840, or the church, 301-6456333. South­ern Mary­land Dec­o­ra­tive

Painters will host an art show, meet­ing and paint-in 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Charlotte Hall Li­brary, 37600 New Mar­ket Road. Busi­ness meet­ing will be fol­lowed by paint­ing a Su­san Bo­er­man scare­crow project to­gether led by Karen Showal­ter. Guests wel­come and en­cour­aged to vote on art­work; for sup­ply in­for­ma­tion to paint on date of visit, email learn­topaint2016@gmail.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. smd­paint.org or call Gar­nett Joy, 301-884-2835.

The Ad­dict’s Mom will host Lights of Hope 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at New Life Church Cam­pus, The Dome Build­ing, 9690 Shep­herds Creek Place, La Plata. Event will honor loved ones and raise aware­ness of the ad­dic­tion cri­sis in our com­mu­ni­ties. Songs of hope, re­source ex­hibits, sto­ries of strength and can­dle­light cer­e­mony. Pub­lic in­vited. For event in­for­ma­tion or to vol­un­teer, email Tracey, tracey@ tan­ger­ineart­photo.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. ad­dictsmom.com.

Sun­day, Sept. 11

Town of In­dian Head and In­dian

Head Bap­tist Church will hold 10th An­nual Car Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Vil­lage Green, end of Rte. 210, In­dian Head High­way. Spe­cial recog­ni­tion will be given to ac­tive duty and vet­er­ans of mil­i­tary. Cars and trucks 25 years or older will be judged; $15 pre-reg­is­tra­tion; $20 at gate. Dash plaques to first 100 reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants. Awards for Best of Show, Top 20, Pas­tors’ Pick, Spec­ta­tor’s Choice, Best Im­port, Best Orig­i­nal, Best Bling, and for veteran/mil­i­tary owned ve­hi­cles. Free lunch to reg­is­tered driv­ers and ac­tive duty/veteran fam­ily mem­ber. Shaded park­ing avail­able; come early. Oldies and gospel mu­sic. Raf­fle items do­nated by NAPA of Bryans Road. Chil­dren’s play/game area. No spec­ta­tor fee. For reg­is­tra­tion flier, email ihbc1919@com­cast. net. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jim 301-375-7980. South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Grasspipers field trip 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 11 at Patux­ent River Naval Air Sta­tion, 21866 Cedar Point. This trip will visit some ex­cel­lent grass­land habi­tat on re­stricted ac­cess run­ways. Tar­get species in­clude Buff-Breasted Sand­piper and Amer­i­can Golden-Plover. Meet in park­ing lot at NAS gate. Limited to 10 par­tic­i­pants. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is manda­tory. Open only to U.S. cit­i­zens; must bring a photo ID. Con­tact kyle. rambo@navy.mil or 301-7570005. Mt. Aven­tine in Chap­man State Park will cel­e­brate the re­newal of wed­ding vows of Pear­son and Sigis­munda Chap­man 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the park, 3452 Ferry Place, In­dian Head. Gates open 1 p.m. This cos­tumed re-en­act­ment of an 1866 wed­ding cel­e­brates the orig­i­nal own­ers and builders of this beau­ti­ful 19th cen­tury home. Cake and cider to fol­low. Guests in­vited to wear pe­riod cos­tumes and join in cel­e­bra­tion. Do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated and will ben­e­fit Mount Aven­tine kitchen restora­tion fund. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-377-6024. Op­er­a­tion War­rior Refuge (OWR) will present Le­gends of Free­dom 1-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium, 11765 St. Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Guests who pur­chase $50 ticket will re­ceive ad­mis­sion to Blue Crabs vs. Sugar Land Skeeters base­ball game and en­try into Le­gends club. All pro­ceeds from event will be do­nated to OWR to help pro­vide equine as­sisted ther­apy to South­ern Mary­land vet­er­ans and first re­spon­ders suf­fer­ing from PTSD. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/ le­gends-of-free­dom-tick­ets-27034409647.

Mon­day, Sept. 12

Bay Com­mu­nity Sup­port Ser­vices,

Inc. (BAY-CSS) will hold An­nual Bay-CSS Golf Tour­na­ment Sept 12 at the Golf Club at South River, Edge­wa­ter. Reg­is­tra­tion 9 a.m. Shot­gun start 10 a.m. Com­pli­men­tary break­fast dur­ing event reg­is­tra­tion. Catered, open-pit bar­beque lunch. Bev­er­ages. Prizes. Silent auc­tion. Fees are in­di­vid­ual golfer $175; four­some $650; catered lunch and silent auc­tion only $35. Event ben­e­fits the in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties Bay-CSS serves. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, go to https:// www.baycss.org/golf.html or call Brandy Black­stone, 301863-8870, ext. 322. 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 info@ charle­scount­yarts.org.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. Ch­e­sa­peake Cho­ral Arts So­ci­ety will hold au­di­tions start­ing 6:30 p.m. by ap­point­ment Sept. 12 at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 East Small­wood Drive, Wal­dorf. Au­di­tions will con­sist of vo­cal warm-ups, pitch match­ing and vo­cal ex­er­cises to de­ter­mine the singer’s vo­cal range. No pre­pared piece nec­es­sary. Open to singers high school age and older. For au­di­tion ap­point­ment, call 301642-0594. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.chesa­peake­choral.com or on Face­book. Off the Hook Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Be­gin­ning to ad­vanced crafters share ba­sic stitches and tech­niques. Bring your own yarn and nee­dles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375. Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Mon­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. Spon­sored by Chick­fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

Tues­day, Sept. 13

Amer­i­can Le­gion Rid­ers Post 293 will hold mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Mo­bile Veteran Cen­ter will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, 8730 Mitchell Road. De­part­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs will pro­vide coun­sel­ing, out­reach and re­fer­ral ser­vices to vet­er­ans. Free and con­fi­den­tial. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vet­cen­ter.va.gov. Charles County Youth Orches­tra,

En­core Strings and En­core Band will hold au­di­tions 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. Un­der­stand­ing Medi­care A,B, C &D will be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Come out and let your lo­cal State Health In­sur­ance Pro­gram (SHIP) de­mys­tify Medi­care Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D, SMP, Sav­ings Pro­grams, and Sup­ple­men­tal In­sur­ance. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Spe­cial Needs Sen­sory Sto­ry­time will be 2-2:45 p.m. Sept. 13 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.

Wed­nes­day, Sept. 14

Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion:

Start Your Own Busi­ness will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. In­ter­ested in start­ing your own small busi­ness? Learn what you need to know about tax im­pli­ca­tions, reg­is­tra­tion with the Mary­land De­part­ment of Tax­a­tion and As­sess­ment and how to cre­ate a busi­ness plan. Pre­sented by Mary­land chap­ter of the Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Hat Bingo will be 6-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Join in for an evening of hat bingo with hats as prizes. All ages. Call 301-375-7375. Pomon­key High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its monthly meet­ing 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Metropoli­tan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropoli­tan Church Road, Pomon­key. All alumni and friends in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, call Philip Thomas, 301-751-1823.

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 Chick­fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

Thurs­day, Sept. 15

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. 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 301-9348221.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sand­wich night 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m Sept. 15 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion: Start­ing a Work-From-Home Busi­ness will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Class fo­cuses on start­ing and run­ning a busi­ness from your home. Learn the ba­sics of what you need to do to start a busi­ness, tax im­pli­ca­tions, how to struc­ture your busi­ness and more. Pre­sented by Mary­land chap­ter of the SBA. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

Mo­bile Vet­er­ans Cen­ter will be lo­cated 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter pro­vides el­i­gi­ble vet­er­ans with read­just­ment coun­sel­ing ser­vices such as in­di­vid­ual, fam­ily and group coun­sel­ing, be­reave­ment coun­sel­ing, mil­i­tary sex­ual trauma coun­sel­ing, out­reach and ed­u­ca­tion, sub­stance abuse re­fer­rals, em­ploy­ment re­fer­rals and VBA ben­e­fits ex­pla­na­tion and re­fer­rals. Call 301-645-1395.

Movie Mati­nee for Adults will be 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at PD Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. En­joy a mati­nee of “Fa­ther Goose” star­ring Cary Grant at the li­brary. Light re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Jazzy Yarns will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 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.

Comic Book Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Teens dis­cuss the comic book uni­verse, play trivia games, ac­tiv­i­ties, and swap comic books. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

Pa­jama Sto­ry­time will be 7-7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Young chil­dren and their care­givers will hear sto­ries, par­tic­i­pate in songs and ac­tiv­i­ties, and cre­ate a craft. This month’s theme is Di­nosaurs. Ages 5-9. Call 301-645-2864.

MOMS Club of Wal­dorf-West will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 15. Ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing the mom of to­day. Come see what ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties are planned. Moms and chil­dren wel­come. For lo­ca­tion de­tails or more in­for­ma­tion, email wal­dor­fwest­mom­sclub@ gmail.com or visit www.mom­sclub­wal­dor­fwest.wee­bly.com. Charles County Mary­land Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at White Plains Fam­ily His­tory Cen­ter, 4560 Pad­gett Road, White Plains. Topic will be “What Did You Find Last Sum­mer?” Mem­bers will talk about the ge­neal­ogy they found over the sum­mer. This is first meet­ing of the year. For more in­for­ma­tion, email gfrick68@ gmail.com.

Fri­day, Sept. 16

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@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.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold grilled steak din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 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. Charles County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will host a pre­sen­ta­tion on school seg­re­ga­tion and de­seg­re­ga­tion Sept. 16-17 at McConchie one-room school at Charles County Fair­grounds, 8440 Fair­ground Road, La Plata. Hear from teach­ers and stu­dents who at­tended seg­re­gated schools or went through de­seg­re­ga­tion, and how it im­pacted them. Sev­eral ses­sions planned. Sched­ule will be posted out­side one-room school dur­ing the Fair. Event is sec­ond of three pre­sen­ta­tions in an ed­u­ca­tional series ex­plor­ing his­tory of the Board and ed­u­ca­tion in Charles County over the past 100 years. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ccboe.com/100years/. John Lan­caster & W. Ce­cil Short

Char­ity Foun­da­tion will host Sixth An­nual South­ern Mary­land Ques Golf Clas­sic Char­ity Tour­na­ment 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Cour­ses of An­drews, 4442 W. Perime­ter Road, Joint Base An­drews Naval Air Fa­cil­ity. Event held in part­ner­ship with Omega Psi Phi Fra­ter­nity, Inc. Tau Lambda Lambda Chap­ter. The Foun­da­tion is a 501 c (3) or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships and sup­port to com­mu­nity based pro­grams. All spon­sor­ships el­i­gi­ble for tax credit. For reg­is­tra­tion and spon­sor­ship in­for­ma­tion, go to www.jl­wc­schar­i­ty­foun­da­tion. org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Granville V. John­son III, 240346-1453.

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