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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 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. 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, es­tokessr@aol.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 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 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. 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 jtyler­bell@ya­hoo.com. 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 mary.hasha­gen@frhi.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 karen@town­in­di­an­head.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 info@charle­scount­yarts.org. 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.

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