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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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. 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.

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-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.

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. Spend time with fam­ily and friends play­ing new and clas­sic board games like Candy Land, Check­ers, Scater­gories, Pic­tionary and more. Or try out the Snap Cir­cuits kits. 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 301884-8171 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.

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 6:30-7:30 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 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:4511:15 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 301-6451395.

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. Play a dif­fer­ent life-sized game each month. This month Candy Land will be played. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.

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. Chil­dren will hear sto­ries in English and Span­ish, songs, fin­ger plays, and a craft. This month we’ll talk about El Otano/ the Fall. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.

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 910-5751247 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. 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.

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. Bring cam­era. All princesses 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 301932-6004.

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, or visit on Facebook at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

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 1418 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.

Na­ture and Bird­ing Pro­gram will be 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Bensville Park, 6980 Bensville Road, White Plains. Join other bird en­thu­si­asts for an easy walk while look­ing and lis­ten­ing for feath­ered friends. Ages 18 and older. Call La Plata li­brary, 301-934-9001.

The Wor­ship Cen­ter Com­mu­nity Church, The Men of Fa­vor, will host Fish Fry carry-out din­ner 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the church, 3075 Liv­ingston Road, Bryans Road. Din­ner will in­clude two pieces fish, fries, slaw and two slices of bread. Cost $7.50. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.the­wor­ship­cen­ter.org. Saturday, Oct. 8

In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter will host Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Fit­ness Walk 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8 be­gin­ning at In­dian Head Vil­lage Green, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road. Walk con­tin­ues for three miles on In­dian Head Rail Trail. En­joy mu­sic, door prizes, food and a warm-up ex­er­cise. Held rain or shine. Reg­is­tra­tion $25; in­cludes morn­ing snacks, bot­tled wa­ter and lunch. Free t-shirt to first 100 reg­is­trants. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Charles County breast can­cer sup­port group Sis­ters at Heart. For reg­is­tra­tion form or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charlescoun­tymd.gov/sites/de­fault/files/coad­min/me­di­aser­vices/graph­icde­sign/Breast­CancerWalkRegForm.pdf or call 301-743-2125.

Nan­je­moy Her­itage Day will be noon-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 4375 Port To­bacco Road. Pa­rade, live mu­sic, crafts for kids, face paint­ing, area artists, lo­cal her­itage dis­plays, clas­sic cars, games, and more. Re­fresh­ments and t-shirts will be avail­able. Depart­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Ag­ing Di­vi­sion is re­quest­ing old fam­ily photos and Nan­je­moy ar­ti­facts to show­case. For more in­for­ma­tion, or if you have a piece of Nan­je­moy her­itage to share or would like to be part of pa­rade with a clas­sic ve­hi­cle or an­tique farm equip­ment, call Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter co­or­di­na­tor at 301246-9612.

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.

Charles County Lit­er­acy Coun­cil will con­duct a Tu­tor Train­ing work­shop 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at United Way House, 10250 La Plata Road (Rte. 488), La Plata. Once trained, just an hour or two per week will al­low you to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on one of the es­ti­mated 15,000 peo­ple in Charles County liv­ing with func­tional il­lit­er­acy. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-6488 or go to www.charle­scountylit­er­acy.org.

Charles County Depart­ment of Recre­ation, Parks, and Tourism will spon­sor the an­nual Fall Fishin’ Bud­dies Derby 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Gil­bert Run Park, Dentsville. An­glers will com­pete by teams. Team must in­clude one adult 21 years of age or older and one child 6-15 years. Teams sup­ply their own rods and bait. Tro­phy awards. Door prize draw­ings. Lunch pro­vided to par­tic­i­pants. En­try fee $7 per team; pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Entr y forms avail­able at Gil­bert Run Park or Depart­ment of Recre­ation, Parks, and Tourism main of­fice at 8190 Port To­bacco Road, Port To­bacco. Reg­is­tra­tion forms due by noon Oct. 5. For more in­for­ma­tion or an en­try form, call 301-932-3470 or 301-8703388 week­days 7:30 a.m-4 p.m.

La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Ladies Aux­il­iary will hold an­nual Fall Craft Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the sta­tion, 911 Washington Ave. There will be a large va­ri­ety of ven­dors and crafters, food for pur­chase and more. No cost to en­ter; $1 do­na­tion for adults ap­pre­ci­ated. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit our vol­un­teers. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.laplatafirede­part­ment.com.

Ms. V’s Place will host Fam­ily Fun Day fundraiser and com­mu­nity aware­ness event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the home, 7855 Port To­bacco Road, Port To­bacco. Ad­mis­sion $2 per per­son. Games for kids. Free an­tique car show. Ham­burger and hot dog meals $10. Vendor spa­ces avail­able for $50. Event will help raise funds to sup­port programs and ser­vices pro­vided to the women and chil­dren at Ms. V’s Place. In–kind ser­vices and mone­tary do­na­tions wel­come. To do­nate or pur­chase a vendor space us­ing Pay­Pal, go to home page at www. ruth­mir­a­cle­home.com. To spon­sor event, call Veron­ica Al­ston, 301-9348000 or 443-623-5469. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact George Haw­ley, 240367-6489 or email ghaw­ley83@gmail.com.

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