Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-848-5902.
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 301645-6331. 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-within-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, 240431-7471.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will host steak dinner and live entertainment Oct. 28 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Dinner will be served 6-7:30 p.m.; menu will include steak, baked potato,