Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Charles County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd, Issue. Registration and breakfast begins 8 a.m. Sip and Swing event will begin 10:30 a.m. in addition to tournament. For details and information, call the Chamber office, 301-932-6500, or email Betsy, email@example.com. Free Identity Theft Information Workshop will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 21 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.
Crafty Kids: Watercolor Tape Tree Art will be 6-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Attendees will use masking tape and watercolor to create a tree themed master piece. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375. Waldorf West Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 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.
One Maryland One Book Discussion will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Join us to discuss the book All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
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. Charles County Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Room 214, Building BI, 8730 Mitchell Road. Member Barrie Zucal will lead discussion on creativity and discuss Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic. Open to public. For more information, email Krista Keyes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles County Public Schools will host its annual College Fair Sept. 21 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. Charles County juniors and seniors attend 9 a.m.-1 p.m., bussed over from their schools. Fair open to public 6-8 p.m. with financial aid workshops at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. There will be representatives of more than 140 colleges and universities. Students who want to attend fair during school hours must submit signed permission slip to their school’s college and career advisor. Community members can bring their children to public session and workshops in evening. No cost to attend. For more information, call student’s high school or go to www.ccboe.com.
DAV Mobile Support van will be on station 9 a.m.-3 pm. Sept. 21 at Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway. Veterans will be able to submit claims to VA with help of trained and highly qualified support officers. For more information, email Elton Stokes Sr, email@example.com.
Sons of American Legion Post 293 will hold members meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
Thursday, Sept. 22
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 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. Understanding Medicare
A,B, C & D will be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. 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 301-375-7375.
Afternoon in Paris will be 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. If you are 55 or older, come explore Paris with us. We will play games and learn fun facts about the City of Lights. Ages 55 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-2864. Drop-in Computer Instruction will be 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 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. Clases en Español disponible en algunas secciones, para más información pregunta por Ivette. Call 301-6451395. Jazzy Yarns Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at P.D. Brown Memorial 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.
Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 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. Understanding Medicare A, B,C & D will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. 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 301-645-1395. American Legion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sandwich night 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training will offer CPR, AED & First Aid Training (Adult, Child & Infant) 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22 in Owings. Class includes two year certification (card issued) in adult, child and infant CPR, AED & First Aid training. Non-healthcare provider class. Open to public. For more information, go to www.somdcpr. com or call 443-481-7796.
Friday, Sept. 23
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. American Legion Post 238 will hold pork chop dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For additional information, call 301-274-3522 or visit Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
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. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mattawomanart.org.
Minecraft for Kids will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Bring a friend for an evening of Minecraft building and Creepers. Library will provide the building challenges. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-934-9001. Happy Anniversary Rocky
Horror Picture Show will be 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Celebrate over forty years of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Watch RHPS and have a cosplay contest. Audience participation encouraged. Keep it cleanish. (PG-13 or safer) Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6451395.
VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold pan-fried chicken dinner 6-8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331. Friends of Old Waldorf
School will hold 10th Annual School Dayz Fundraiser 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23 at Greater Waldorf Jaycees, G-Room, 3090 Crain Highway. Buffet dinner; DJ; Hobby Horse races (winner’s purse $200); $1,000 cash drawing; live and silent auctions (Tiffany, Coach, Prada, Williamsburg, Lennox, golf tee time, baseball tickets, wine tasting gift package, gift certificates, gift baskets and more); 50/50 raffle. Event tickets $50 donation; $1,000 cash drawing tickets $5 each or 3 for $10, do not need to be present to win. For tickets or information, call Peggy at 301-645-5564 or Sandi at 301-752-5198, or email waldorfschl@aol. com.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home will host “Meet the Artists” public reception 2-4 p.m. Sept 24 at the home, E-Wing Multi-Purpose Room, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road. The event will honor artists participating in the summer art show. For more information, call Charlotte Hall Veterans Home 301884-8171 ext. 468, or email VeteransHomeArt@ gmail.com. Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron will hold the second of two sessions of the Maryland Safe Boating Course 9 a.m.noon Sept. 24 at Navy Air Museum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. 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. For more information, call Hal Willard, 301-904-7265, or go to www.usps.org/ localusps/patuxent.
Charles County Department of Health Substance Use Services will hold annual Recovery Celebration 5K and 1 mile walk 8 a.m.noon Sept. 24 at Indian Head Rail Trail, off Route 301 and Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. Bring your family and friends to this free community event to show your support of those in recovery. Free raffles, food, music, games, giveaways and information about recovery and other community resources. Vendor fair will take place at Charles County Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. For more information, contact Maria Medina, 301-609-6661. A1C Nathaniel H. McDavitt Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold a fundraiser 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24-25 at Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm, Cedar Hill Place, Waldorf. Event will honor Nathan McDavitt and feature a We Salute You Nathan 8-acre corn maze, kiddie maze, hayrides, pumpkins, pumpkin painting, farm animals, food and family fun. Proceeds benefit the A1C Nathaniel Henr y McDavitt Memorial Scholarship Fund. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization awarding education funds for citizens who demonstrate character, drive and service. For more information, go to www.iamnathan.org or www.middletonfarm.com. Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Candle Making with Tiffany 1-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Make six scented soy candles and several wax tarts. Participants will receive a kit to keep which includes reusable pouring pot, thermometer, 14 oz. soy wax, containers for candles to be made during workshop, wicks, fragrance and instructions. Other fragrances, wax and accessories will be available for purchase. Registration price includes all supplies. Fee $55 members; $65 non-members. To register or for more information, go to www. mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159. 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, 301641-5690 or email mary. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or contact Karen Williams, 240-375-4061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh Deer will be 2-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Join us for a fun interactive program and learn all about white tailed deer. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 36 will participate in annual Forget-Me-Not fundraiser 10 a.m.-4 pm. Sept. 24 at Golden Corral, 2800 Crain Highway, Waldorf. The chapter will be collecting donations to support local disabled veterans, their families and survivors. For more information, email Elton Stokes Sr, email@example.com. Maples Senior Community will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24 at the community, 101 Wesley Drive, La Plata. Event will be held weather permitting. For information, call 301-934-4121. La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will hold Texas Hold-em Fundraiser Tournament 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the station, 911 Washington Ave. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Cost $125 for $10,000 in chips. No add ons or rebuys. Must be 21 years or older to play. Cash only. Food and beverages available. For reservations or more information, call 301-609-7500.
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will host Mortgage Late? Don’t Wait! workshop 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Loan servicers, Pro Bono attorneys, and housing counselors will be on-site to work with homeowners. Online registration closes Sept. 22. On-site registration will be available day of the event. To register, go to http://bit.ly/SOMDmortgagelate. For more information, email Kelly Vaughn kelly.vaughn@ maryland.gov. St. Ignatius Church, Chapel
Point, will host historical talks starting 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the church, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco. Guest speakers will discuss religion in the colonial era in Maryland. Open to those interested in the history of colonial Maryland and how Maryland became known as the colony of religious freedom. Registration not required. For more information, email pastorchapelpoint@yahoo. com or call Mary Stokely, 240-682-9209.
VFW Post 8810 will host annual Bull Roast 2-5 p.m. Sept 24 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. All you can eat. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at door. Past events included 10-15 Charlotte Hall residents that are entertained and served by our members. Buy or donate a ticket for a veteran, Charlotte Hall resident or other so designated. For tickets or information, call 301-645-6331.
Sunday, Sept. 25
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.