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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 Chick-fil-A. For information, go to www.vconnections.org.
Thursday, Sept. 15
summer Charlotte art Hall show Veterans through Home Oct.will hold19 at a 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 301884-8171 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 301-934-8221.
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 P.D. 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 9:3011:30 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 301375-7375.
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 P.D. 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 PD 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 36 will hold monthly meeting 7 pm. Sept. 15 at Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway. All DAV members strongly encouraged to attend to support the chapter and hear latest updates on Federal, State, and Local efforts to help veterans, their families and survivors. For more information, email Elton Stokes Sr, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 301392-3418 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 email@example.com 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. Sons of The American Legion
Squadron 82 will hold roast beef dinner 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu will include roast beef, green beans, southwest corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $11. For more information, call 301-9348221. Nature and Birding Program will be 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Bensville Park, 6980 Bensville Road (Route 229), White Plains. Rain date Sept. 23. Join other bird enthusiasts for an easy walk while looking and listening for feathered friends. Ages 18 and older. Call La Plata library, 301-934-9001.
Teen Retro Game Night will be 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Unplug with a life-size game of Pac Man, play Foosball or a strategy board game with friends. Sponsored by Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.
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. Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Inspiration for Art art exhibit Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 16 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Exhibit will feature the art of artist Mary Kercher. A reception to meet the artist at the Art Center will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or go to www. mattawomanart.org.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Waldorf Elks Lodge will hold All You Can Eat Crab Feast 1-5 p.m. Sept. 17 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Crabs, hot dogs, cole slaw, hush puppies and draft beer. Cost $40. 50/50 and cake auction. For more information, call 301-6452421. Southern Maryland Audubon
Society will hold Migration on the Point field trip 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 17 at Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, Md. Join us at Southern Maryland’s premier birding hotspot as fall migrants funnel south to cross the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. Loblolly pines, mixed hardwoods, beaches, marshes and broad water views regularly deliver a wide variety of species and occasional rarities. From Lexington Park, drive south on Route 235 for 13 miles. Go left on Rte. 5 for 5 miles to the end, there is an entrance fee. Meet leader at park entrance parking lot. RSVP to Tyler at 301-862-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday STEM Club: Historic St. Mary’s City will be 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Come and try your hand at a 17th-centur y experiment. Learn about Galileo, Newton, and the scientist who may have been in your own backyard. Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-2864.
Life Journeys Writers Guild will meet 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Enjoy networking, reading and critiquing your works, sharing industry information, and more. Fiction or non-fiction writers invited. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. RecoveryFest 2016 will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict. Event celebrates National Recovery Month. Food, fun and fellowship. Public invited. Sponsored by Calvert Behavioral Health Services and Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. For more information, call 410-5353079, ext. 36. Indian Head VFD&RS Ladies Auxiliary is seeking vendors to participate in their Quarter Auction Oct. 22 at the fire house, 4095 Indian Head Highway. Interested vendors are asked to contact Mary Hashagen, 301-641-5690 or email email@example.com. Indian Head VFD&RS Ladies Auxiliary and Town of Indian Head are seeking crafters to participate
in their Joint Christmas Craft Fair Nov. 5 at Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head. Interested crafters are asked to contact Mary Hashagen, 301-641-5690 or email mary.hashagen@frhi. com, or contact Karen Williams, 240-375-4061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Charles County Master Gardeners will hold a plant clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 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.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold Birding the Fields and Trails of Sotterley field trip 8-11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, Md. Join us for a fall excursion to this scenic and historic Patuxent River Property. Bald Eagles, migrant songbirds and lingering meadowlarks and sparrows can be found via Sotterley’s trails and river views. Directions: from Rt. 235 go north on Sotterley Road, turn right through gates to the Sotterley Plantation visitor’s center parking lot. RSVP to David at moulton.davidh@ gmail.com or 240-278-4473.
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. Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold a reception to meet artist Mary Kercher 11 a.m.4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mattawomanart. org.
Monday, Sept. 19
Charles County Arts Alliance will hold a summer art show through Sept. 24 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. For more information, go to www.charlescountyarts. org, call 301-392-5900, or email email@example.com. Small Business Administration:
Financing Your Small Business will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Class offers real-world information on financing the start of your business and the expansion of your existing small business. Presented by the Maryland chapter of the SBA. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.
Cut a Cutlass will be 4-5 p.m. Sept. 19 at PD Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. Come dressed up as a pirate and make play swords. Take a picture with a pirate ship while you’re here. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-6452864.
Down on the Farm will be 6-7 p.m. Sept. 19 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Join us as we celebrate farmers, with a visit from professional farmers who will tell us all about their jobs and how they do them, and even let us sample some of their delicious apple crop. Ages 6-11. Call 301-934-9001.
Genealogy 2.0 will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at PD Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. This intermediate level genealogy class takes your basic genealogy research skills to the next level. Participants must have basic genealogy research skills with knowledge of Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-2864.
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. Cross Roads of Hughesville Garden Club will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road. The program “Aspects of Bonsai” will be presented. Guests welcome. For more information, call 301-374-6762.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will hold a quarter auction 7 p.m. Sept 19 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets $15. Food will be available for purchase. Call Sheri, 703-615-2823.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
SCORE of Southern Maryland will hold Women’s Entrepreneur Conference 8:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Sept. 20 at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Julie Lenzer, Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce will be the keynote speaker. Participants will hear from successful women entrepreneurs, learn the factors key to success and have the opportunity to network with similarly inclined women and potential business partners. Cost $50; including lunch. To register or for more information, go to www.SCORE390. org/womensconf/. Understanding Medicare A,B, C &D will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 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 301-645-2864. eReader Drop-in will be 5:157:15 p.m. Sept. 20 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. First come, first served. All ages. Call 301-934-9001. Understanding Medicare A,B, C &D will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. 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 301375-7375.