Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.