Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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, 240-6824840. 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 301-932-6004. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 301934-9001. 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. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 will hold Oktoberfest dinner 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Dinner will include pork schnitzel, German potato salad, red cabbage, German chocolate cake. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.
CSM Children’s Theatre will present “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” 7 p.m. Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road. Tickets $7 adults and seniors, $5 youth of high school age and below. For tickets or information, email email@example.com, call 301-9347828, or go to www.csmd.edu/ community/the-arts/theatreand-dance/childrens--theatre/ index.
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 warmup 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. 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 301-246-9612. 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. email@example.com, or contact Karen Williams, 240-375-4061 or email firstname.lastname@example.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. Entry 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 301870-3388 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, 301-934-8000 or 443-623-5469. For more information, contact George Hawley, 240-367-6489 or email email@example.com. Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a fall bazaar 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the church, 7305 Indian Head Highway, Bryans Road. There will be homemade crafts, new and like new room, bake sale, food booth and more. Scentsy, Chalky & Co., Thirty-One, Stampin Up and other vendors. For delivery of food or more information, call the church, 301-375-8816. Cobb Island Citizens Association will host 5th Annual Monarch Mania Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Old Fisherman’s Field, Cobb Island. Celebrate the Monarch butterfly winter migration over the Potomac River to Mexico. Consulate Alberto Fierro of the Mexican Embassy and, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute will open the festival and share the role of Mexico in Monarch conservation. There will be Monarch butterfly tag and release sessions, guest speaker presentations, children’s craft stations, youth games, educational exhibits and more. Craft items and refreshments available for purchase. For more information, contact Mike Callahan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-765-5192; or Linda Riggs, email@example.com or 240315-4139. Southern Maryland Astronomical Society (SMAS) will hold Daytime Public Star Party noon-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Road (Route 6). Safely observe the sun through a variety of astronomical equipment provided by SMAS; weather permitting. Free. Everyone welcome, including groups. All ages. For more information, contact SMAS, 301-848-8045, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.smas.us. Southern Maryland Astronomical Society (SMAS) will hold Public Star Party 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Village Green Park, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head. Observe the moon, planets and stars through a variety of astronomical equipment provided by SMAS; weather permitting. Free. Everyone welcome, including groups. All ages. Event hosted by the Town of Indian Head. For more information, contact SMAS, 301-848-8045,
email smas.us, programcoordinator@or go to www.smas.us. will Tri-Countyhold Youth Youth Power Services 10 Bureau a.m.noon Oct. 8 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 email@example.com. Indie Author Day Writer’s Workshop will be 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. During this first annual Indie Author Day, libraries across North America will host their own events to celebrate Indie Authors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for libraries and authors to connect on both local and global levels. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
Secret Agent Training will be 2-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Learn the art of being a secret agent. Learn vital skills to sur vive the secret agent world, break code, practice your aim, and navigate through laser beams. Ages 6-11. Call 301-6452864.
Paws to Read will be 2:15-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Program designed to help children improve reading skills and confidence while having fun reading to certified therapy dogs. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395. Mount Hope Missionary Baptist
Church will hold 5 Mile Breast and Prostate Walk for the Cure Oct. 8 at Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department, 4260 Port Tobacco Road. Registration 8-10:30 a.m. Event is part of Nanjemoy Heritage Day celebration. Donation $10. All proceeds go to cancer research. For more information, contact Almera Carroll, 301-367 9239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Gail Coates, 301-2403984 or email email@example.com. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 170 will host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Mont Event, “Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye!” 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Cost $10. For ticket information, contact Kyrese Johnson at 301-332-2020 or Yvonne Johnson at 301-7538662. A portion of the proceeds will go towards breast cancer research. Alice Ferguson Foundation will host Oktoberfest 1-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Hard Bargain Farm, 2201 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Food and beverages (cash only), entertainment, crafts and fun for all ages. Tickets $15; kids 10 and under free; online member special $10. All proceeds benefit the farm’s education programs. Event held rain or shine. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://fergusonfoundation.org/events/oktoberfest-4/.
Sunday, Oct. 9
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.
American Legion Post 238 will hold a Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Signup 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-2743522, or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Humane Society of Charles
County will host Mutt Madness 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9 at Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata. This pet, kid and family friendly event will feature games, costume contests, dog parades, lure chasing, agility course, tiny dog races, pie eating contests for humans and dogs, demonstrations from the Charles County Sheriffs Department, pet first aide, weight pull, and Kid Zone featuring face painting, pony rides, moon bounce and more. Rain or shine. For more information, go to www.humanesocietycc.org. St. Ignatius Church, Chapel Point, will hold 375th Anniversary Mass 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at the church, outdoor lawn area, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco. Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate Mass to mark the parish’s milestone anniversary and commemorate the roots of the Catholic faith in the original colonies. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be moved into the church. For more information, go to www.chapelpoint.org. Monday, Oct. 10
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.
St. Mary’s Ryken High School will host Fall Open House 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the school, Romuald Hall on the lower campus, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. Open house and campus tours while school is in session. Events include: Coffee with Administrators, Admissions Presentation, Student-Led Campus Tours, and Q & A Session with SMR Leadership. For more information and to RSVP, email the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.smrhs.org/ admissions.
Waldorf Lions Club will hold a blood drive 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, 3245 Old Washington Road. Event will be held in coordination with Anne Arundel County Blood Bus. To make a reservation, call 443-481-4215 or go to www. SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084CABA92EA5FB6-waldorf4. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Victim Awareness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 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 email@example.com. Off the Hook Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Beginning to advanced crafters share basic stitches and techniques. Bring your own yarn and needles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.
American Legion Post 293 will hold an executive committee meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-6456331. CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery presents sculptor Dominic Sansone’s “#thedronelife” exhibit through Nov. 3 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Sansone will give a lecture 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 102. For more information, go to www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/ index.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
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. Special Needs Sensory Storytime will be 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 11 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. Teen Read Week Open House will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Theme for Teen Read Week is “Read for the Fun of It.” Light snacks provided. Ages 12-18. Call 301645-1395.
VA Vet Center Outreach will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11 at College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building A, Room 107, 115 J.W. Williams Road. Department of Veterans Affairs outreach coordinator will be on campus to provide counseling, outreach and referral services to veterans. Free and confidential. For more information, go to www. vetcenter.va.gov. American Legion Riders Post 293 will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
CSM Artist Lecture will be 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 102, 8730 Mitchell Road. Sculptor Dominic Sansone will give a lecture. Reception will follow in Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery where his show #thedronelife will be featured until Nov. 3. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Fri. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. For more information, go to www.csmd.edu/community/ the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/index.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
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 Chickfil-A. For information, go to www.vconnections.org. Leadership Southern Maryland will host 12@12: Diversity in the Region—Women in the Workplace discussion noon1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. Open discussion about the role of women (and men) in the workplace. Cost $20 LSMAA member; $25 Non-LSMAA alumni and guest. Lunch included. Registration on a first come, first served basis. For registration or more information, go to www.leadershipsomd.org/event/1212-diversity-inthe-region-women-in-the-workplace/. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Anger Management 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 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 301-6451837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Small Business Administration: Financing Your Small Business will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Class offers real-world information on financing the start of your business and the expansion of your existing small business. Presented by the Maryland chapter of the Small Business Administration. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Kinks, Waves and Curls-Oh My! will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Learn about the different stages of growth, repairing damaged hair, natural styles, growing long healthy hair and more. All ages. Registration required. Call 301-645-2864.
Young Parent Food & Fun will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Picnic-style meal provided by Chick-fil-A to attending families. Kids can play together and young parents can meet with teen librarians to learn about resources the library and county government agencies offer that may help them and their children. Open to all parents ages 25 or younger and their children. Call 301645-1395.