Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, Oct. 14
VConnections will host Coffee Break for Women Veterans 9 a.m. Fridays at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. 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. Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Creating Depth in Paintings 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14-15 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Oils or acrylics may be used. Bring photographs to work with. Fee $210 members; $220 non-members; includes lunch. To register or for more information, go to www.mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159. Citizens for the Charles County Public Library (C4CCPL) will hold Members Day 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at La Plata library, lower level, 2 Garrett Ave. Non-members may join C4CCPL this day and receive five free books from each bazaar and 10 percent off purchases from bookstore. Fall Used Book Bazaar will be Oct. 15-22; hours 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, go to www.ccplonline.org/c4ccpl/bazaar. American Legion Post 238 will hold Fried Chicken Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 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. 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.
Murder in the Library Mystery Event will be 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. 1950s Hollywood glamour and murder. Come dressed in costume and see if your character survives the play. Roles assigned first come, first served. Pizza and sodas will be provided by the Teen Advisory Board. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-6451395.
Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Pitch Card Party 7:30 p.m. Oct 14 at the station, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. Light refreshments will be sold. For more information, call 301-8881888.
Children’s Aid Society, Charles County, will hold Designer Purse Bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway. Doors open 5 p.m. Raffles. Pull tabs. Refreshments available for purchase. Desserts. Door prizes. Tickets $25; purchase online or at door. Three extra games, reserved seating and special chance to win purse with advance ticket purchase. All proceeds go to help children in community. There will be non-perishables collection for Thanksgiving. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www. childrens-aid-society.org; or contact Pam Vahle, email email@example.com or 301-908-1680. VFW Post 8810 will hold steak dinner
6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Steak dinner will include potato and vegetable buffet, salad, roll and dessert. Cost $15. Call 301-645-6331. Swan Point Yacht and
Country Club will host Golf for Babies tournament 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Issue. Registration 8 a.m. Tournament includes continental breakfast, golf cart, putting contest, range balls, lunch and separate men and women’s prizes. Event will benefit Southern Maryland March for Babies. For more information or to register or sponsor tournament, go to www. swanpointgolf.com/upcoming-events.html. To learn more about March of Dimes, go to www. marchofdimes.org/maryland, or contact Jennifer Abell at March of Dimes, 571-257-2310. The Worship Center will host Family Comedy Night 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 3075 Livingston Road, Bryans Road. Comedy by Bill Buffington. Hot dogs, popcorn and refreshments will be available. Cost $5 for ages 13 and older; $2 ages 12 and under. All proceeds go toward an outreach initiative to assist our neighbors in need in the western Charles community. For more information, contact Bill Buffington, 202-330-2853 or email willbuffwill@ yahoo.com.
Boy Scout Pack 1771 will hold Join Scouting Night 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at William B. Wade Elementary School, 2300 Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf. Public invited to meet the scouts of Pack 1771 at their fall meeting. Scouts range from kindergarten (age 5) to fifth grade (age 11). For more information, email dmkmake3@ gmail.com.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Maryland CASA Association,
Team CASA, needs runners and walkers for the Baltimore Running Festival Oct. 15 at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore. Start times vary by race; first race 8 a.m. Participate in the 5k, team relay, marathon, or half marathon. Prices range $15-$105, depending on the race. Team CASA is a group of 160+ runners and walkers who gather to raise funds and awareness of CASA’s efforts to recruit and train adult advocates for abused and neglected children. To register or for more information, go to www.goteamcasa.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens for the Charles County Public Library (C4CCPL) will hold annual Fall Used Book Bazaar through Oct. 22 at La Plata library, lower level, 2 Garrett Ave. Hours are Fridays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. There will be books of all kinds and great prices. For more information, go to www. ccplonline.org/c4ccpl/ bazaar. St. Charles Towne Center will host Sisters in Pink noon-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the mall, lower level, center court, 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf. There will be flash modeling of pink fashions featuring mall retailers, themed photo opportunity, raffle prizes, information from a local hospital and healthcare organizations, makeovers, giveaways and more. Event will celebrate women’s health and promote National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Free. Open to public. For more information, go to bit.ly/ SCTC_SistersInPink.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will host Elks Gun Bash 1-5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Gun drawings and raffles, 50/50 cash bar. Tickets $40; guest with a ticket holder not participating in raffle $10. Ticket includes all day food and drink. For tickets or more information, call 301-5427401 or 301-643-0818. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Youth Power 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 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 301-645-1837 or e-mail email@example.com. Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold Birding 101 field trip 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 at Elms Environmental Education Center, 49300 St. James Road, Dameron. Trip leaders will point out helpful ID points including bill and facial markings, plumage details, field marks, flight patterns, sound, behavior and more. Youths welcome. Meet at the “hunter’s parking lot” on right, 100 yards before gate at the Center. For more information or to RSVP, contact Bob Boxwell, 410610-5124 or bobboxwell@ hotmail.com. Build Your Own Basic Web Page will be 2-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. A simple, no frills, free website creation class. No need to know code or have special skills. Bring a digital copy of any flyers, business cards, or photos you many want on your website in a JPEG format. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-375-7375. Hughesville Volunteer Fire/ EMS Department will host a grocery auction 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the station, 15245 Prince Frederick Road, Hughesville. Doors open 4 p.m. Items will be offered in small and/or large lots. Bring cooler. Payment by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard with 10 percent buyer’s premium. For more information, call Thomas Hoffman, 301-643-7798 or 301-274-4488. American Legion Post 293 will hold Texas Holdem tournament 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Sign up 5:45 p.m. $100 buy in. Call 301-6456331. Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold 50th Anniversary Celebration noon-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the school, 400 Willow Lane, La Plata. Opening ceremony at noon. Other events include time capsule reveal, speakers, decade songs, school and classroom tours, entertainment, food vendors and more. Held rain or shine. All Bulldogs, past and present, invited to attend. For more information, call the school, 301-753-1760. Brandywine American Legion Post 227 will host Bull and Oyster Roast 2-6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the post, 13505 Cherry Tree Crossing Road, Brandywine. Oysters fried, steamed and on half shell, roast beef, red potatoes, green beans and beverages. Disk jockey and 50/50 drawing. Donation $35 per person; $10 kids ages 6-12; under 6 free. All proceeds benefit American Legion Post 227 programs. For more information, call 301-7827371.
Watermelon, Inc. and CSM’s National Theater Honor Society (Delta Psi Omega) are seeking talented singers to audition Oct. 15 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road. Audition times 11 a.m. for singers ages 8-15 years; noon, singers 16 years and older. Excellent singers are being sought to perform in “Songs to Lift Your Spirit” family-friendly Christmas show Dec. 16-17. Memorized lyrics not required. For more information, email watermelon@watermeloninc. org.
Indian Head Center for the
Arts, Black Box Theatre, presents Comedy For A Cause 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Doors open 7 p.m. Mark Matusof of Night Shift, Wolftrap, DC Prov and more, headlines the evening with Corey Hunter of Funny Bone, Junior’s Last Stop and the Comedy Zone. Tickets $20 at the door, or go to www.brownpapertickets. com/event/2666859. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox. org or call 301-743-3040. CSM Benny C. Morgan Recital Series: The Chamber Players will perform 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A., Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road. Free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ benny-c-morgan-series/ index.
Sunday, Oct. 16
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 host Sunday Movie & Dessert 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Free movie presentation of “Big Eyes” and a special treat. Film rated PG13; 109 min. For more information, go to www.mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159. American Legion Post 238 will hold a Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Oct. 16 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.
Monday, Oct. 17
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 Chick-fil-A. For information, go to www.vconnections.org. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Victim Awareness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 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 301645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org. 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. For more information, go to www. csmd.edu/community/ the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/index.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
The Catherine Foundation will hold Building Family Connections class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 8 at the Waldorf Jaycees Hall, 3090 Crain Highway. To register or for more information, go to www. catherinefoundation.org or email Meghan, email@example.com. Special Needs Sensory
Storytime will be 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 18 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.
eReader Drop-in will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. Oct. 18 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Learn how to use your eReader device to access free library eBooks using Overdrive. Drop in with your own device. First come, first served. All ages. Call 301-9349001. Imaginative Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Each child must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Sign in at children’s desk. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.
Family Craft Night will be 6-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. This month the group will make monsters. All ages. Call 301-645-1395. Charles County Department
of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will hold Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Carving 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Turn a pumpkin into a work of art. All tools, supplies and pumpkin included. Fee $10 residents; $12 non-residents. Ages 10 years and older. For information, go to www.charlescountyparks. com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.
VFW Post 8810 will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-6456331.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Free Identity Theft Information Workshop will be held 6-7 p.m. Oct. 19 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. To register, go to https:// eventbrite.com/e/identity-theft-information-workshop-tickets-26864428228. For more information, call 571-337-3588.
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. Free Fishing Outing for Wounded Warriors will take place 8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood. For Wounded Warriors registration or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org; registration should include “Light Tackle Boat Fishing” as subject line, and wounded warrior’s name, telephone number and any accessibility/accommodations needed. Tri-County Youth Services
Bureau will hold Anger Management 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 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 email@example.com. Crafty Kids: Monster Bookmark Creations will be 6-7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Kids will have the option of creating a monster bookmark or Harry Potter themed Howler. Ages 6-11. Call 301-3757375. Waldorf West Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will hold Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Carving 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Piccowaxen Community Center, 12834 Rock Point Road, Newburg. All tools, supplies and pumpkin included. Fee $10 residents; $12 non-residents. Ages 10 years and older. For information, go to www. charlescountyparks.com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301870-3388. Sons of the American Legion Post 293 will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
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