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