Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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Wednesday, Oct. 26
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.
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 301-645-1837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMVETS Post 13 will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
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, 301375-7375.
Waldorf West Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
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 email@example.com; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 27
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. 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 301-6451837 or e-mail email@example.com.
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. 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 301-645-6331.
Imaginative Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 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 301-645-1395.
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 infor-
mación pregunta por Ivette. Call 301-645-1395.
Zombie Survival Prep will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. 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. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.
Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Wal- dorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ever y 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. Discuss concerns and needs. Discover the resources and support available to you through VConnections. 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 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.orgor 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 Brandy--
wine Road, Hughesville. For more information, call 301-274-3522, 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 Auxiliary 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 myster y musical where you pick the ending. 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. 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 Mar y Hashagen, 301-641-5690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,or contact Karen Williams, 240-375-4061 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Free to public. For more information, go to www.lifejourneyswritersguild.org
or email Moni Jefferson, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 301645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org to register.
Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold Boo! The Ghosts of Mallows Bay field trip noon-3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Mallows Bay Park, 1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy. Visit the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay. Learn about shipwrecks, archaeological sites and wildlife all situated in a unique wetland, woodland and aquatic habitat which includes an evolving ecosystem. Trip will include a bird walk on a one mile trail. Youths welcome. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lynne up to 10 a.m. Saturday, 301-7518097 or email@example.com.
Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will hold Pumpkin Carving and Scarecrow Building 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 29 at Smallwood Community Center, 4990 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head. Enjoy a morning of pumpkin carving and scarecrow building. Bring an old shirt, pants and pillow case for the scarecrow building. Parent participation required. Fee $10 residents; $12 non-residents. Ages 3-12 years. For information, go to www. charlescountyparks.com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.
Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will hold Elite’s Spooktacular Saturday Night 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29 at Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center, 2745 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Gymnastic fun and games, arts and crafts, prizes, goodie bags, music and refreshments. Pizza and snacks included. Prizes for the
best Halloween costume. Fee $15 residents; $17 non-residents. Ages 5-14 years. Pre-registration required. For information, go to www.charlescountyparks.com, or call 301934-9305 or 301-870-3388.
Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will hold Craft and Vendor Show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the station, 17069 Cobb Island Road. Table rentals: $20 one table; $35 two tables; $50 three tables. Electrical outlets limited; will assign on first come basis. All proceeds benefit CIVFD & EMS. To rent a table or for more information, call 301-885-9584.
Saturday STEM Club: Astronomy will be 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 6-11. Call 301645-1395.
James E. Richmond Science Center will host Spooky Science 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Center, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Along with a spooky edition of Stories under the Stars, event will feature mad scientist demos, hands-on lab activities, make-n-takes, Science On a Sphere presentation, and more. Costumes wel- come. Tickets available online and at door. For tickets or more information, go to www.ccboe.com/sciencecenteror call 301-934-7464.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Mt. Aventine Manor House will be open for tour 1-4 p.m. 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. 30 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Signup 11 a.m. For more information,
call 301-274-3522, or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
The Bel Alton School CDC Fundraising Committee will host a Fall Gospel Program to benefit the Bel Alton High School CDC 3-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Willing Helpers Hall, 1002 Washington Ave., La Plata. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For tickets, call Mason Proctor at 240-210-5259 or Bobby Hogue at 301751-0155.
Monday, Oct. 31
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. Sponsored by Chick-fil-A. For information, go to www.vconnections.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, Nov. 1
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.