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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 erin@your­dreamqueen.com.

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 caspurse­bin­go­jaycees@gmail.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 karen@town­in­di­an­head.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 info@tcysb.org. 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 bx­offc@csmd.edu, 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, com­mu­ni­ty­outreach@cather­ine­foun­da­tion.org. 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 fly­pax@md.metro­cast.net; 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 info@tcysb.org. 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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