Calendar of events
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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, 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 301-5034706.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.