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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 301-743-5159 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 301-274-3522, 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 7:30-10:30 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. Un­plug with a life-size game of Pac Man, play Foos­ball or play a strat­egy board game with friends. 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. Fam­ily-friendly event will fea­ture lo­cal ar­ti­sans and crafters, Fam­ily Fun Zone, live en­ter­tain­ment, Trick-or-Treat Trail, cook­ing demon­stra­tions and more. Ad­mis­sion is free. Rain or shine. 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. melvin.ans­de­vel­op­ment@gmail.com. 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. hasha­gen@frhi.com, or con­tact Karen Wil­liams, 240-375-4061 or email karen@town­in­di­an­head.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 info@tcysb.org. 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. Drop in and share the ex­cite­ment and love of read­ing with your child. Each sto­ry­time will in­clude read­ing books, songs and mu­sic, danc­ing, and a hands-on ac­tiv­ity or craft. All ages. Call 301-6452864. Ask the Com­puter Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Do you have ques­tions about how to use your new de­vice or

have other IT ques­tions? Come ask our res­i­dent ex­pert. 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 bx­offc@csmd.edu, 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. This 776 acre prop­erty of wood­lands, wet­lands and agri­cul­tural fields of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of bird­ing habi­tats. Owned by the Je­suits for nearly 3 cen­turies, this land was re­claimed as a state park in 2009 to pro­tect it from de­vel­op­ment. Fol­low Route 243 for 4.5 miles to park­ing lot just be­yond St. Francis Xavier’s Church. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, con­tact David Moul­ton, 240-278-4473 or moul­ton. davidh@gmail.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. Free blood pres­sure checks, tours of fire ap­pa­ra­tus and more. Re­fresh­ments will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-259-2730. Chil­dren’s Aid So­ci­ety,

Charles County, will hold Quar­ter Auc­tion Bingo 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Charleston Se­nior Com­mu­nity, 45 St. Pa­trick’s Drive, Wal­dorf. Doors open 2 p.m. Raf­fle, door prizes and food for pur­chase. Ad­mis­sion $5. Event to ben­e­fit Charles County Chil­dren’s Aid So­ci­ety. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-908-1680.

Mon­day, Oct. 24

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. Depart­ment of Recre­ation, Parks, and Tourism will hold Recre­ation Gym­nas­tic Classes Oct. 24-Dec. 17 at Elite Gym­nas­tics, 2745 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Is your child in­ter­ested in gym­nas­tics? Sign them up for our sec­ond ses­sion which con­sists of eight classes. Classes of­fered for ages tot (2 years old) to high school, us­ing a be­gin­ner to ad­vanced level sys­tem. Place­ment de­pends on age and skill level. For safety rea­sons, all class sizes lim­ited to max­i­mum num­ber of par­tic­i­pants. For more in­for­ma­tion about times, prices, and types of classes, go to www.CharlesCoun­tyParks.com, or call 301934-9305 or 301-932-6004.

Iron Jawed An­gels: Women’s Suf­frage and Fem­i­nism, a Round-ta­ble Dis­cus­sion will be 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Come watch “Iron Jawed An­gels” and join us for a lively round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion af­ter the film. We will dis­cuss women’s vot­ing rights and the fem­i­nist move­ment in Amer­ica. All re­spect­fully-voiced opin­ions are wel­come. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. 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. Charles County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will hold its first ele­men­tary school re­dis­trict­ing meet­ing 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at West­lake High School, 3300 Mid­dle­town Road, Wal­dorf. Meet­ing will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the process to de­velop new ele­men­tary school at­ten­dance zones. Staff mem­bers will ex­plain the re­dis­trict­ing time­line, com­mit­tee se­lec­tion process, how al­ter­na­tives will be de­vel­oped and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­nity in­put. A ques­tion/ an­swer pe­riod will fol­low. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ccboe.com.

Tues­day, Oct. 25

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art

Cen­ter will hold Water­color on Can­vas 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. We will work to­gether with your own per­sonal im­ages to cre­ate a paint­ing that will not need a mat nor will it need a frame. Bring your own water­color sup­plies. Be­gin­ner sup­ply list avail­able on our web­site. Fee $105 mem­bers; $115 non-mem­bers. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301-743-5159. 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.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold a mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion: Start­ing a Work-From-Home Busi­ness will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Class fo­cuses on start­ing and run­ning a busi­ness from your home. Learn the ba­sics of what you need to do to start a busi­ness, tax im­pli­ca­tions, how to struc­ture your busi­ness and more. Pre­sented by Mary­land chap­ter of Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-9349001.

Spe­cial Needs Sen­sory

Sto­ry­time will be 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 25 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 Ad­vi­sory Board will meet 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Dis­cuss teen is­sues in the li­brary and de­ter­mine how to im­prove the teen li­brary ex­pe­ri­ence. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

Mon­ster­fest will be 6-7 p.m. Oct. 25 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Play fun games and make some cool crafts to take home. Put on your best cos­tume and come cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing creepy and crawly with us. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-934-9001. CSM Dual En­roll­ment

Par­ent Night will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI Build­ing), Chaney En­ter­prises Con­fer­ence Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road. Learn more about dual en­roll­ment which al­lows stu­dents to take classes at CSM for col­lege credit, while sat­is­fy­ing high school grad­u­a­tion re­quire­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-9342251 or go to http://www.csmd.edu/ap­ply-reg­is­ter/credit/steps-toen­roll-credit-cour­ses/ high­school-stu­dent-ad­mis­sions/dual-en­roll­ment-stu­dent-ad­mis­sions/ in­dex.html.

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 26

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. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will hold Anger Man­age­ment 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 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 info@ tcysb.org.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold a mem­bers meet­ing 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301645-6331. In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter

Book Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. The book “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins will be dis­cussed. Call Po­tomac li­brary, 301-375-7375. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 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 301645-1395. Franken­stein’s Cir­cuit Lab will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn about cir­cuits and how to make things spin, light up and even make some spooky noises. Ages 9-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Ki­wa­nis of Wal­dorf meets Wed­nes­days 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Com­fort Suites, 11765 Busi­ness Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Join us to learn about what is hap­pen­ing in the com­mu­nity and how you can help by vol­un­teer­ing your ser­vices to build ramps, sup­port chil­dren ac­tiv­i­ties, and many other com­mu­nity needs. Break­fast af­ter meet­ing; cost $5. If you would like to be a speaker or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Carol Cox, 301758-3082 or carol.cox@gmail.com; or Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer, 301-3728766 or mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thurs­day, Oct. 27

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. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will hold Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 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 info@tcysb.org.

Charles County Depart­ment of Recre­ation, Parks,

and Tourism will hold Twas the Night Be­fore Hal­loween 6:15-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Stod­dert Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 2040 St. Thomas Drive, Wal­dorf. Dress up with staff as we sit down for a night of hol­i­day story time. En­joy light re­fresh­ments, a craft, and hol­i­day fairy tale to get you in the hol­i­day spirit. Fee $3 per per­son. Ages 3-6 years. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charlescoun­typarks.com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sand­wich night 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:4511:15 a.m. Oct. 27 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. Drop-in Com­puter In­struc­tion will be 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 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. Clases en Es­pañol disponible en al­gu­nas sec­ciones, para más in­for­ma­ción pre­gunta por Ivette. Call 301-6451395.

Zom­bie Sur­vival Prep will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn how to sur­vive the zom­bie apoca­lypse. Watch “Corpse Bride”, rated PG, play zom­bie Marco Polo, and learn vi­tal in­for­ma­tion to help you sur­vive. Ages 9 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 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.

Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn and ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in the film­mak­ing process. Ev­ery week, par­tic­i­pants will pro­gres­sively go through the process of writ­ing scripts, pre-pro­duc­tion, film­ing, and post pro­duc­tion of movies. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

Fri­day, Oct. 28

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 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. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Pork Chop Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301274-3522, or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Aaron’s Hope, Inc. will hold “An Evening with the Authors” fundraiser 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28 at Cal­vary Gospel Ban­quet Hall, 11150 Berry Road, Wal­dorf. Do­na­tion $20; cash or check payable to Aaron’s Hope; non-re­fund­able. Hors d’oeu­vres. Door prizes. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www. aaron­shope.org.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. The Red Cross ad­vises that there is an ur­gent need for blood do­na­tions. To do­nate blood, sign up at www.red­cross­blood.org; or con­tact David or Pat Vi­ets, pa­tri­cia1202@com­cast.net or 301-8485902.

VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iar y will hold fish or shrimp din­ner 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Cost $8; $9 combo. Call 301-645-6331.

Small Busi­ness Expo will be 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join CCPL and the Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion for this re­source fair where you can meet and net­work with var­i­ous state, lo­cal, and fed­eral agen­cies and at­tend panel ses­sions on var­i­ous top­ics such as start­ing a busi­ness, ob­tain­ing gov­ern­ment con­tracts, net­work­ing, and how to pre­pare your busi­ness to pros­per. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. In­dian Head Cen­ter for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, presents The Mys­tery of Ed­win Drood 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5 at the the­ater, 4185 In­dian Head High­way. A fright­ful, de­light­ful Hal­loween mur­der mys­tery mu­si­cal where you pick the end­ing. The giddy play­ful­ness of this play-with-in-a-play draws the au­di­ence to­ward one of the play’s most talked-about fea­tures, which al­lows the au­di­ence to vote on the so­lu­tion as pre­lude to the most un­usual and hi­lar­i­ous fi­nale. Tick­ets $20. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. in­di­an­head­black­box.org.

La Plata Lions Club will hold a Ven­dor Quar­ter Auc­tion 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the hall, 9370 Crain High­way, Bel Al­ton. Doors open 6 p.m. Pad­dles $3 each; two for $5. There will be prod­ucts from a num­ber of ven­dors. Food will be avail­able. Free park­ing. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Lions sup­ported char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Chrissy, 240-431-7471.

Satur­day, Oct. 29

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. Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82 will hold an­nual craft fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Over 50 crafters. Re­fresh­ments will be for sale. Large in­door hall. For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­serve a ta­ble, call Carolyn, 301-934-0095, or email car­olyn­shel@aol.com. Life Jour­neys Writ­ers

Guild will host Authors ‘n Things Show­case Party and Big Quar­terly gath­er­ing 2-5 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Leg­ends Club at Blue Crab Sta­dium, 11765 St. Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Authors will sell and sign their books and give pre­sen­ta­tions. There will be free food, cash bar, net­work­ing, give­aways, mu­sic, ven­dor shop­ping and more. Free to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.life­jour­neyswrit­ers­guild.org or email Moni Jef­fer­son, dog­tagsand­heels15@gmail.com. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will hold Youth Power 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 29 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. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will hold Com­mu­nity Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion project 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Henry Ford Cir­cle (off Post Of­fice Road), Wal­dorf. Vol­un­teers and stu­dents who are in need of com­mu­nity ser­vice hours should call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org to reg­is­ter.

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