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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 301-392-3418 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 pork chop din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 301274-3522 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 301-9349001. Happy An­niver­sary Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture

Show will be 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cel­e­brate 40 years of Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show. Watch RHPS and have a cos­play con­test. Au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion en­cour­aged. Keep it clean-ish. (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; 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 301-6455564 or Sandi at 301-752-5198, or e-mail 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 301-884-8171 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 U.S. 301 and Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. 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, 301-6096661. 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 Henry McDavitt Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship Fund. A 501(c)3 non­profit 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. 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, 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.

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 301-3757375. 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 301-9344121. 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 Mar yland 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.

Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child will present Yves Dushime 10:45 a.m. Sept. 25 at South­ern Calvert Bap­tist Church, 12140 H.G. True­man Road, Lusby. Hear guest speaker Yves Dushime from Togo, Africa, share his story of how a sim­ple shoe­box gift im­pacted his life. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 443-624-3114 or email clifton. harts­field@ver­i­zon.net.

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter will host Three-Di­men­sional Fiber Art: Bas­ketry 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. All ma­te­ri­als in­cluded in price of class. Class con­sists of three ses­sions; bring bag lunch to each ses­sion. Tu­ition $10, fee $159. To reg­is­ter, go to www. csmd.edu/go/reg­is­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301743-5159. The Cap­i­tal Club­house Bridal Show, fea­tur­ing Serendip­ity bridal fash­ion, sched­uled for noon-3 p.m. Sun­day, Sept. 25 is can­celled. Email events@ cap­i­tal­club­house for more in­for­ma­tion.

Mon­day, Sept. 26

Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold Fall Art Show through Jan. 7, 2017 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Four sep­a­rate gallery spa­ces on two floors. There will be “Meet the Artists” pub­lic re­cep­tion 2-4 p.m. Oct. 1. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org or call 301-392-5900. Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will spon­sor Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain High­way, La Plata. To sched­ule your life-sav­ing do­na­tion, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.red­cross­blood.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-9348221.

Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Mon­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Spon­sored by Chick-fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

Ge­neal­ogy 2.0 will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. 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 301-645-1395.

Tues­day, Sept. 27

Spe­cial Needs Sen­sory Sto­ry­time will be 2-2:45 p.m. Sept. 27 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.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Wed­nes­day, Sept. 28

Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 3365 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Spon­sored by Chick-fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. Un­der­stand­ing Medi­care A,B, C &

D will be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 28 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 301-6451395. In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter Book Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 28 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. One Mary­land One Book se­lec­tion “All Amer­i­can Boys” by Ja­son Reynolds and Bren­dan Kiely will be fea­tured. Call Po­tomac li­brary, 301-3757375.

Teen Ad­vi­sory Board will meet 5:30-6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Dis­cuss teen is­sues in the li­brary and de­ter­mine how to im­prove the teen li­brary ex­pe­ri­ence. Ages 12-18 in­vited. Call 301-645-1395. Un­der­stand­ing Medi­care A,B, C & D will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. 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 301-6452864.

Teen Movie Night will be 6-7:45 p.m. Sept. 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spon­sored by the Teen Ad­vi­sory Board com­plete with light snacks and good com­pany. We will be watch­ing Juras­sic World. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting

Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 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.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. Charles County Branch of NAACP will present a free First Time Home Buy­ers Sem­i­nar 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Vic­tory Chris­tian Min­istries, 4415 Crain High­way, White Plains. Home buy­ing strate­gies for first time home buy­ers will be dis­cussed. Din­ner will be served. Hosted by State and Lo­cal NAACP Eco­nomic Com­mit­tees in part­ner­ship with Wells Fargo and Vic­tory Chris­tian Min­istries In­ter­na­tional Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, email Dr. Eva­lyne B. Ward at cc­naacphealth@gmail.com.

Fam­i­lies in Re­cov­ery, Inc. will host an­nual fundraiser and silent auc­tion 4-6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Build­ing BI, Au­di­to­rium 113, 8730 Mitchell Road. Event will ben­e­fit Drug Court Prob­lem Solv­ing Pro­gram in Charles County Cir­cuit Court. For tick­ets, go to https://fam­i­liesin­re­cov­ery.eventbrite.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Me­gan Ra­bie, me­gan.ra­bie@ md­courts.gov or call 301-9323426. Greater Ac­co­keek Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will meet 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany #24 Hall, 16111 Liv­ingston Road, Ac­co­keek. For more in­for­ma­tion call 240-585-0836 or goto http://ac­co­keek­civic.wixsite. com/web­site. The South­ern Mary­land Woodard Group will meet 3 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Sept. 28 at 3446 Rock­e­feller Court, Wal­dorf. Woodard Groups are made up of Quick­Books ProAd­vi­sors who meet monthly to con­nect, share ideas, get ad­vice, cross-re­fer ser­vices, share tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion, ex­change busi­ness strate­gies, and learn from web-de­liv­ered train­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, email info@quik-help.com.

Thurs­day, Sept. 29

will Char­lot­te­hold a Hall sum­mer Vet­er­ans art Home show through Oct. 19 at the home, 29449 Char­lotte Hall Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home 301-8848171 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. 29 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.

Busi­ness Use of the Home will be 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn how to fig­ure your ex­penses for busi­ness use of your home. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301645-1395.

Banned Books Week Party will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Bring your fa­vorite banned book to the party. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301934-9001.

Life-Sized Games will be played 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. This month Scrab­ble Jr. will be played. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.

Col­lege 101 will be 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ease the col­lege process. Ages 14 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

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