Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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. Project Healing Waters (PHW), with support from Greenwell Foundation, Southern Maryland Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA), and Parran’s Flooring Center of Leonardtown, will provide active duty and retired Wounded Warriors a free fishing outing. Wounded Warriors, with the assistance of PHW representatives, will board boats provided by members of MSSA and Parran’s Flooring. 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 create a monster book mark with paper using basic origami techniques. Kids will have the option of creating a monster bookmark or Harry Potter themed Howler. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375.
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. 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 301-8703388.
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.
Thursday, Oct. 20
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free 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.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 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 301-6451837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at White Plains Family History Center, 4560 Padgett Road. Rev. Thomas Clifford will talk about the history of St. Ignatius
church. The church will be celebrating its 375th anniversary this year and is the oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. For more information, email email@example.com.
American Legion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sandwich night 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331. JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m Oct. 20 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Center offers employment, re-employment and employers services. ADA accessible. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.
Small Business Administration: Marketing Your Small Business will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. This class focuses on marketing your small business order to build your customer base and increase your success. Presented by Maryland chapter of Small Business Administration. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-3757375.
Imaginative Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:4511:15 a.m. Oct. 20 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 children’s desk. Ages 2-5. Call 301-6451395.
Mobile Veterans Center will be located 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Center provides eligible veterans with readjustment counseling services such as individual, family and group counseling, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse referrals, employment referrals and VBA benefits explanation and referrals. Call 301-645-1395.
Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Pajama Storytime will be 7-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. This month’s theme is camping. Ages 5-9. Call 301-645-2864.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1972, will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. For more information, call 301-645-3077.
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 36, will hold monthly meeting 7 pm. Oct. 20 at Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway. All DAV members strongly encouraged to attend to support the chapter and hear latest updates on Federal, State, and Local efforts to help veterans, their families and survivors. For more information, call 240-367-6489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Waldorf-West will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 20. Dedicated to supporting the mom of today. See what exciting activities are planned. Moms and children welcome. For location details or more information, email email@example.com or go to www.momsclubwaldorfwest.weebly.com.
Friday, Oct. 21
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 301-7435159 or go to www. mattawomanart.org.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will host Holiday Salon 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Dec. 11 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Shop for beautiful and unique presents for the holidays. For more information, go to www.mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159.
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.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Grilled Steak Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For more information, call 301-2743522, or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. AMVETS Post 13 will hold stuffed pork chops dinner 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $12. Call 301-645-6331.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will host Rockin’ Roger 7:3010:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy steak dinner and music. Cover charge $5; no cover charge with dinner purchase. For more information, call 301-645-2421.
Teen Retro Game Night will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Sponsored by Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.
Harry White Wilmer Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib dinner 5-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post, 6330 North Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu includes half slab of ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $12. Gift certificates available at the post. Public welcome. For more information, call 301-934-8221 or go to www.alpost82.org.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Celebrate Charles: Fall-Fest will be held noon-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Event will feature local artisans and crafters, Family Fun Zone, live entertainment, Trick-or-Treat Trail, cooking demonstrations and more. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/CelebrateCharles or call 1-800-766-3386.
St. Mary’s Ryken will host 5K Blaine Whorl Family Fun Run run/walk starting 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the school, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. A day of family fun and fitness with music, refreshments, games and more. Course is 3.1 mile USATF certified. Free 100 meter pumpkin dash for kids 10 years and under. Awards for top qualifiers of 5k run; prizes for kids pumpkin dash. Open to public. Cost $30; SMR staff/faculty/student discounts. Sponsorship opportunities available. To register or for more information, go to www.smrhs.org/5K or call 301-373-4182.
Archbishop Neale School will host Quarter Auction 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the school, 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata. Doors open 5 p.m. Cost $3 per paddle; two for $5. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle, vendors and more. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To donate an item for Brown Bag portion of auction, call Judy Melvin, 301934-9595, or email judy. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to make reservation for a space or table, call Darlene Sampson, 301-751-7475.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Plein Air Workshop 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Rain date Oct. 29. This first session will include a brief explanation about plein air painting, demonstration, individual instructor attention and a lunch time critique. Any medium you are experienced with may be used. Bring your lunch, painting supplies, one support (canvas or board), and a sturdy, portable easel suitable for outdoor work. Intermediate or advanced levels. Fee $40 members; $50 non-members.
To register or for more information, go to www.mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159.
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, 301641-5690 or email mary. email@example.com, or contact Karen Williams, 240-375-4061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will hold Baby Bazaar 9 a.m.noon Oct. 22 at Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Buy and sell pre-loved baby and toddler-themed items, out-grown toys, clothes, furniture, and gently-used maternity items. Interested sellers must reserve space by Oct. 21; setup 8-9 a.m. Table availability limited. Event held rain or shine. Children must be supervised at all times. For more information or if interested in selling, call Somers Community Center, 301-932-6679.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Youth Power 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 22 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.
Community Support Systems will hold Annual Flea Market/Yard Sale 8 a.m.1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Chapel of the Incarnation, 14070 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Rain date Oct. 29. Vendor spaces available for $15. Refreshments will be on sale. For more information, call 301-3721491 or email CSS1995@ aol.com.
Saturday Storytime will be 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 22 at P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.
Ask the Computer Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-375-7375. Southern Maryland Concert Band will perform 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road. Southern Maryland Concert Band is a community ensemble that offers college credit to CSM students for their participation. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 day of event. For tickets or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-934-7828, or go to http://www.csmd.edu/ community/the-arts/music/concert-band/index.
Boy Scout Troop 1814 and Pack 423 of La Plata will hold Yard Sale and Car Wash 7-11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Get your car washed while you shop for bargains. For more information, call 301-785-0378.
Sunday, Oct. 23
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. 23 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.
Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold Birding Newtowne’s Fields, Forests and Bays field trip 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at Newtowne Neck State Park, Md 243 (Newtowne Neck Road), Compton. For more information or to RSVP, contact David Moulton, 240-278-4473 or email@example.com.
Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will hold Fire Prevention Open House noon-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the station, 17069 Cobb Island Road. Fire prevention demonstrations 1-2 p.m.; fire prevention movies and puppet show 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 301-259-2730.