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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, bburian@charle­scoun­ty­cham­ber.org. 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, kris­takeyes@gmail.com.

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, es­tokessr@aol.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. 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.

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, es­tokessr@aol.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.

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