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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 roast beef din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Riders Post 82 will hold Spaghetti Din­ner Fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain High­way, La Plata. Cost $10. Open to pub­lic. All pro­ceeds go to help Amer­i­can Le­gion Char­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-9348221.

VCon­nec­tions will host Cof­fee Break for Women Vet­er­ans 9 a.m. Fri­days at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. 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, knitCall 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.

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter will present The Great Art Heist mys­tery din­ner and art auc­tion fundraiser 6-10 p.m. Sept. 30 at Wal­dorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain High­way. Tickets $65. For tickets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301-743-5159.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold ham and scal­lop potato din­ner 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Cost $10. Call 301-6456331.

Calvert Ma­rine Mu­seum presents Bumper Jack­sons 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the mu­seum, 14200 Solomons Is­land Road, Solomons. Doors open 6 p.m. Bumper Jack­sons’ early jazz and coun­try reper­toire paints Amer­ica’s story from New Or­leans’ brothels to Ap­palachian hollers. Un­afraid to scrap to­gether new sounds from for­got­ten 78s, the Bumper Jack­sons bal­ance pay­ing homage to the tra­di­tions while fash­ion­ing their own unique, DIY style. Tickets $15 on­line; $20 at door. For tickets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.bit.ly// Mar­itime-Con­certs. The Dream Queen Foun­da­tion, Inc. will ac­cept en­roll­ments through Oct. 15 for Gals Lead Teen Week­end Ex­pe­ri­ence to be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5-6 at Hol­i­day Inn Ex­press, 45260 Abell House Lane, Cal­i­for­nia. Event is a pro­gram for girls age 14-18 in South­ern Mary­land that teaches 4 Pil­lars of Suc­cess: Know Your­self, Dream Big, Over­come Ob­sta­cles, and Take Ac­tion. Students will learn valu­able in­sights about how to move into their future with con­fi­dence and clar­ity. Cost $25. To reg­is­ter, go to www.gal­slead.org, or call Erin Lewis or Amy Thomp­son, 301-481-6271, or email erin@your­dreamqueen.com. Satur­day, Oct. 1

Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold Meet the Artists pub­lic re­cep­tion 2-4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, Main Gallery, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Event will honor all artists par­tic­i­pat­ing in the fall art show. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts. org or call 301-392-5900. Charles County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will present When Dis­as­ter Strikes, We are Ready 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at James E. Rich­mond Science Cen­ter at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. Learn how the school sys­tem han­dles tor­na­does, hur­ri­canes and other dis­as­ters. Event is the last 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/.

Arch­bishop Neale School will host Adult 50’s Sock Hop 6-10 p.m. Oct. 1 at the school gym, 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata. Tickets $20; must be pur­chased in ad­vance. Price in­cludes light re­fresh­ments, sweet treats and pro­fes­sional disc jockey. Pro­ceeds will help cover cost of on-go­ing main­te­nance and im­prove­ments to school build­ing and grounds. For tickets and in­for­ma­tion, call Judy Melvin, 301-934-9595, or email judy.melvin.ans­de­vel­op­ment@gmail.com. Neibauer Den­tal Care of Wal­dorf will host Free Den­tistry Day 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Neibauer Den­tal Care, 117 St. Pa­tricks Drive. Peo­ple in the Wal­dorf com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing ar­eas will have an op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive free den­tal ser­vices. Choice of one free clean­ing, fill­ing or ex­trac­tion will be pro­vided per pa­tient on a first­come, first-served ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-8704553 or go to www.FreeDen­tistryDay.org.

St. Ig­natius Church, Hill­top, will hold in­door yard sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the church, 6455 Port Tobacco Road. Yard sale items, fur­ni­ture, jewelry, crafts, raf­fle ta­ble, and bake sale. Break­fast (sausage bis­cuits), lunch and snacks will be avail­able. Free cof­fee for shop­pers. Rain or shine. For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­serve an out­door ta­ble for $15, call John, 301-743-3514. Wal­dorf Mar­ket­place will host Fall Fun Fest noon-4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the mar­ket­place, 3051 Wal­dorf Mar­ket Place. Event will fea­ture com­pli­men­tary pump­kin paint­ing, fash­ion show, live mu­sic, photo booth and gift card give­aways. Charles County Hu­mane So­ci­ety will be on site with lo­cal an­i­mals in need of new homes. Ac­tiv­i­ties will take place in park­ing area be­hind David’s Bridal. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 304-876-8321 or go to www.shop­wal­dorf­mar­ket­place.com. Po­tomac Heights Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will host an in­door/ out­door yard sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1 at 73 Gly­mont Road in In­dian Head. Ta­bles are $10. To re­serve a space or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-320-4381. Wal­dorf Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month “Too Much Hap­pi­ness” by Alice Munro will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. De­cid­ing to Give: Teach­ing the Next Gen­er­a­tion About Giv­ing will be 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Wal­dorf West Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. What is your pas­sion? Are you look­ing to give back? Do you want to get your kids in­volved? What about the next gen­er­a­tion? Do you al­ready have a fam­ily foun­da­tion in ex­is­tence? Learn more about the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land and how they can help you and your fam­ily cre­ate a strate­gic plan for giv­ing back. All ages. Call 301-645-1395. One Mary­land One Book Dis­cus­sion will be 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 1 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Li­brary will host a one-hour in­for­mal dis­cus­sion of the 2016 One Mary­land One Book se­lec­tion “All Amer­i­can Boys” by Ja­son Reynolds and Bren­dan Keily. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-6452864. 2nd An­nual Pump­kin Dec­o­rat­ing Palooza will be 2-3 p.m Oct. 1 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Come dec­o­rate a pump­kin to en­ter into the 2nd An­nual Pump­kin Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test. Lots of arts and craft sup­plies will be avail­able to help you make the coolest pump­kin you can. All ages. Call 301-375-7375. Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil 10957, St Fran­cis Xavier Par­ish, will host Spaghetti & Taco Din­ner 5-8 p.m. Oct. 1 at St. Fran­cis Xavier Church Hall, 21370 New­towne Neck Road, Leonard­town. Cost is free will do­na­tion. Pro­ceeds sup­port Spe­cial Olympics. For in­for­ma­tion, call 240-538-3562.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold a Skeet and Turkey Shoot Oct. 1 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Skeet shoot signup 7 a.m.; shoot 9 a.m. Turkey shoot signup 11 a.m.; shoot 1 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522, or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Youth Power 10 a.m.noon Oct. 1 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram for chil­dren ages 5-13, to help them de­velop so­cial skills, learn to man­age their emo­tions, and de­velop em­pa­thy for oth­ers. Call 301645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb. org. Charles County Mas­ter Gar­den­ers will hold a plant clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1 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.

The Wel­burn Or­ga­ni­za­tion will host Fall Fam­ily Day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1 at McDon­ald’s, 3000 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice will present a bike safety work­shop for kids at 11 a.m., free face paint­ing 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ron­ald McDon­ald show 12:30 p.m, and McDon­ald’s prize wheel. Two chil­dren’s bi­cy­cles with hel­mets and safety gear will be raf­fled. Buy one get one Happy Meals and $.50 ice cream cones. Charles County NAACP, Boy Scouts, Crime Solvers, Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and other lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions will par­tic­i­pate. Free event; held rain or shine. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Par­ris St­ed­man, 301-392-3035. Sun­day, Oct. 2 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 Be­gin­ning Wa­ter­color 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. This class for be­gin­ners will cover brush strokes, color choices, sim­ple glazes, and ba­sic wet and dry tech­niques. Demon­stra­tions and hand­outs pro­vided. Fee $40 mem­bers; $50 non-mem­bers. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301743-5159. Mon­day, Oct. 3

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. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. charle­scount­yarts.org or call 301-392-5900.

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. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Vic­tim Aware­ness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Youth who have of­fended oth­ers will ex­plore the im­pact of their ac­tions and how they could make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Tues­day, Oct. 4

VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301645-6331. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m Oct. 4 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Spe­cial Needs Sen­sory Sto­ry­time will be 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 4 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.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Li­brary pro­vides the ed­u­ca­tional toys for this in­ter­ac­tive play ses­sion. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by par­ent or care­giver. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.

Anime Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5

Free Iden­tity Theft In­for­ma­tion Work­shop will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 5 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.

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. Amer­i­can Le­gion Auxiliary Unit

293 will hold mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Homeschool Book Club will meet 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Home­schooled chil­dren are en­cour­aged to read and com­pare a well-known book to the movie adap­ta­tion. Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-1395.

Homeschool STEAM Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 5 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Early-el­e­men­tar y age homeschool students meet to do a fun and ed­u­ca­tional S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts, and Math) ac­tiv­ity. This month will be an art ac­tiv­ity. Ages 5-9. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-375-7375. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join in for a fun evening of hooks and nee­dles. Be­gin­ners must know how to sin­gle cro­chet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own sup­plies. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Fam­ily Game Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

Drop-in Com­puter In­struc­tion will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 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. Call 301-645-1395.

Bay Busi­ness Group will host Busi­ness Expo 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dunkirk Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany, 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk. Expo is a net­work­ing event to give the com­mu­nity an op­por­tu­nity to meet busi­nesses that are mem­bers of Bay Busi­ness Group, who will be ex­hibit­ing their prod­ucts and ser­vices. Free ad­mis­sion. At­ten­dees asked to bring gen­tly used busi­ness cloth­ing for do­na­tion to Project Echo. For more in­for­ma­tion or to be­come a mem­ber/expo ex­hibitor, go to bay­busi­ness­group.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Anger Man­age­ment 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Mid­dle and high school students will un­der­stand what trig­gers their anger and how to man­age those emo­tions. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold monthly meet­ing 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Flag Ponds Na­ture Park, 1525 Flag Ponds Park­way, Lusby. Re­fresh­ments 7 p.m. Topic will be “Brown Pel­i­cans of the Chesapeake Bay.” His­tor­i­cally, pel­i­cans had never been recorded as a nest­ing species in Mary­land or any­where to the north. Guest speaker, Dave Brinker, dis­cov­ered Mary­land’s first nest­ing Brown Pelican in 1987. Brinker will dis­cuss their ex­pan­sion in the re­gion, how adults feed tiny chicks and where nest­ing pel­i­cans spend their win­ters. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or com­stockel@aol.com. Thurs­day, Oct. 6 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. 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 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 Red Cross Blood Drive will take place 2-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Baden Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. To sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS or go to www. red­cross­blood.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Bill Tes­lik, 301-888-1666.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sand­wich night 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Ready for Life 6:307:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram to help youth fo­cus on pre­par­ing for work, col­lege or trade school, man­ag­ing fi­nances and pre­par­ing for the adult world. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 1010:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 a.m. Oct. 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Li­brary pro­vides the ed­u­ca­tional toys for this in­ter­ac­tive play ses­sion. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by par­ent or care­giver. Sign in at the chil­dren’s desk. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.

Homeschool STEAM Club will meet 2-3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Early-ele­men­tary age homeschool students meet to do a fun and ed­u­ca­tional S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts, and Math) ac­tiv­ity. This month will be an art ac­tiv­ity. Ages 5-9. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Clark Cen­ter Book Dis­cus­sion will be 1-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month, this year’s One Mary­land One Book “All Amer­i­can Boys” by Ja­son Reynolds and

Bren­dan Kiely will be dis­cussed. Call La Plata li­brary 301-934-9001.

Life-Sized Games will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month Candy Land will be played. All ages. Call 301-6452864. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and Knit­ting

Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 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. Span­ish Class for Lit­tle Ami­gos will be 6-6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. This month we’ll talk about El Otano/ the Fall. Ages 2-5. Call 301-6451395. La Plata Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 7-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. This month, this year’s One Mary­land One Book “All Amer­i­can Boys” by Ja­son Reynolds and Bren­dan Kiely will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Fri­day, Oct. 7

La Plata High School class of 1966 will hold its 50-year re­union Oct. 7-9. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 910-575-1247 or e-mail lphs1966@hot­mail.com.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82 will hold steak and shrimp din­ner 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Cost $15 for steak or shrimp; $18 for com­bi­na­tion. Call 301-934-8221.

VCon­nec­tions will host Cof­fee Break for Women Vet­er­ans 9 a.m. Fri­days at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. 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. 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.

Port Tobacco Vil­lage will host First Fri­day-Fall Wine, Food and Mu­sic 6-9 p.m. Oct. 7 at His­toric Port Tobacco Court­house, 8430 Com­merce Street. Wine by Port of Leonard­town Win­ery, food bounty by Rucci’s Deli and Dough­boy, and mu­sic by Port Tobacco Pick­ers. Cost $35 all in­clu­sive ticket; $25 des­ig­nated driver ticket. All pro­ceeds keep the Port Tobacco his­toric vil­lage open for pub­lic en­joy­ment. For in­for­ma­tion, call Mary Fen­ton, 301-375-7892, or email keechjoyce@aol.com. Bel Al­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Auxiliary will hold fried shrimp din­ners to go 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the sta­tion, 9765 Bel Al­ton New­town Road. Cost $12. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Janet, 240-682-4840. Depart­ment of Re­cre­ation, Parks, and Tourism an­nounces Fall Princess Party 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Wade Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2300 Small­wood Drive, Wal­dorf. Bring your daugh­ter ages 3 to 12 dressed in her fan­ci­est party or princess dress. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties, crafts and mu­sic. All chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Cost $15 for res­i­dents; $17 for non-res­i­dents; $20 at the door. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. CharlesCoun­tyParks.com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-9326004.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Seafood Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522.

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