Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, if possible) to Community, 4475 Regency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695. Email items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.
Friday, Nov. 4
American Legion Post 82 will hold steak and shrimp dinner 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost $15 for steak or shrimp; $18 for combination. Call 301-934-8221.
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.org or call 301-743-5159. Indian Head Center for the Arts, Black Box
Theatre, presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood 8 p.m. 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.
St. Joseph Church will host quarter auction 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the church, 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Paddles $3 each; two for $5. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry and Social Concerns. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Women’s Group. For more information or to reserve a table, call Valerie Seward, 240-416-4224.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Seafood Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Dinner will feature oysters. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco
presents Thanksgiving through the Years 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St. Joyce White’s “Taste of History” program will include presentations and tastings from Thanksgiving year 1621 through present time. Tickets $15; all-inclusive. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to restoreporttobacco.wordpress.com, select “First Fridays and Other Events” menu, scroll down to locate event; email email@example.com; or call Mary Fenton, 301-375-7892.
Minecraft for Kids will be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Registration required. Ages 6-11. Call 301-934-9001.
Southern Maryland Women’s League will hold annual Women of Impact Awards Ceremony and Dinner and Silent Auction 6-10 p.m. Nov. 4 at Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway. Tickets $45. Event will recognize and pay tribute to girls and women who accomplish extraordinar y things within the Southern Maryland community. For tickets or more information, go to https://www.smwl.org or Facebook page www/facebook.com/SoMDWomensLeague. American Legion Riders 293 will hold Lasagna Dinner 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA) Unit 93 will hold Craft Fair and Holiday Boutique 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Branch, 21707 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. Event is a fundraiser to benefit veterans. For more
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301481-9655.
American Legion Post 238 will hold a Skeet and Turkey Shoot Nov. 5 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Skeet shoot signup 7 a.m.; shoot starts 9 a.m. Turkey shoot signup 11 a.m.; shoot starts 1 p.m. For more information, call 301-274-3522, or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department will hold Bull and Oyster Roast 2-6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the station, 4260 Port Tobacco Road. All-you-can-eat pit beef, raw oysters, scalded oysters, cole slaw, green beans, mac & cheese, tea, coffee, lemonade and water. Ages 13 and older cost $25 in advance; $35 at door. Ages 6-12 cost $10 in advance; $15 at door. Ages 5 and under free. For tickets or information, call 301-743-2115 or 301-246-4322, email email@example.com, or go to www.nvfdco4.com.Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire
Department will host a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Nov. 5 with allyou-can-eat spaghetti with or without meatballs, garlic bread, salad, beverages and desserts available for purchase. For more information, call 240-3204381. Brandywine American Legion Post 227 will host Vendor/Crafter Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the post, 13505 Cherry Tree Crossing Road, Brandywine. Come out and do your holiday shopping early. Raffles and 50/50. Chili, hot dogs, barbecue, chips, soda and water will be for sale. For more information, call 301-782-7371. Hawthorne Greene community will hold a vendor show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Hawthorne Greene Clubhouse, 234 Williamsburg Circle, La Plata. Behind Pepsi plant. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call 240216-4077. Waldorf Adult Book Discussion will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at P.D. Brown Library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. This month’s theme is self-selected non-fiction. Choose any non-fiction title and share your reactions with the group. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Saturday STEM Club & Maryland
STEM Festival: It’s Electric will be 2-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Have you ever wondered what makes a light bulb turn on? Why batter---- ies have to go in a certain way to work? Learn how circuits work, and then put your knowl- edge to the test using our snap circuits and squishy circuits. Ages 6-11. Call 301-934-9001. “Ghost Fleet” of Mallows Bay
will be 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn more about the largest ship graveyard in the Western Hemisphere located in Charles County. Mallows Bay is home to over 200 submerged ships dating back from the Revolutionary War through World War I. Dr. Susan Langley, State of Maryland Underwater Archaeologist, will share the story of Mallows Bay and its “Ghost Fleet.” Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375. James E. Richmond Science Center
will host Flight Night 4-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Center, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Event will feature flight simulators, Dream to Fly fulldome movie, Science on a Sphere presentation, and hands-on activities. Tickets available online and at ticket counter. For tickets or more information, go to www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter or call 301-934-7464. Faith United Methodist Church
will hold its Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the church, 15769 Livingston Road, Accokeek. For more information, call Barbara McMillion, 301-396-4617.
Sunday, Nov. 6
Boy Scout Troop 2421 will hold Spaghetti Dinner 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Meal provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Cost $10 adults; $7 kids 4-10 years; kids 3 and under free. Door prizes and cake auction. For information, call Kari 301-8485441, LaToya 301-861-0204, or Sylvia 301-579-6036.
Charlotte Hall Rotary Club will host annual Holiday Basket Bingo Nov. 6 at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Early birds 1:30 p.m.; regular games 2 p.m. A weaver from Longaberger will be present to weave baskets that will be raffled. Pull tabs for baskets, 50/50, food, basket raffle, door prizes and more. Cost $20 for 20 regular games; $5 extra game packet; $5 early birds; five special games $1 each. Proceeds benefit Stephen’s Fund helping special needs children and families. To reserve a table for 6 or more or to be included in free drawing, contact Shirley, 240-298-3885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mechanicsville Moose Lodge will host Craft and Vendor Show noon-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road. Homemade crafts, candles, soaps, home décor, quilts, wreaths, ornaments and more. Vendors, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 and food. Free admission. Event will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, call 301-884-5454. Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will host Annual Oyster and Ham Dinner noon5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the station, 17069 Cobb Island Road. All-you-can-eat fried oysters, stuffed ham, regular ham, sweet potatoes, parsley potatoes, kale, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, cof- fee, tea. Oyster scald available. Raffles, 50/50, pull-tabs, bake sale. Dinner $25 adults; $12 ages 6-10; ages 5 and under free. For more information, go to www.civfd.com.
La Plata Lions Club will hold a turkey shoot noon Nov. 6 at 9370 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. For more information, go to www.belaltonturkeyshoot.com or call 301-934-3800. Sacred Heart Ladies’ Auxiliary
#301 and Juniors’ Auxiliary #51 will present a Gospel Program, featuring local artists, 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at La Plata Firehouse, 911 Washington Ave., La Plata. Tickets are $20 per person. For tickets and more information, contact Nancy Chase at 301-752-0712 or Agnes Neal at 240-416-8811.
Monday, Nov. 7
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. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
will hold Free Space 3-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Dec. 22 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. Program for youth ages 16-24 who are not in school and unemployed. Community mentors will discuss opportunities for success. There will be work-
shops 6-7:30 p.m. on designated evenings. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail email@example.com. Maryland STEM Festival: Maryland Science Center will be 6-7 p.m. Nov. 7 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Join the pros from Maryland Science Center to learn about solids, liquids and slime. We’ll learn about the differences between solids and liquids, make our own slime and do an investigation into slime’s state of matter. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-645-2864. James E. Richmond Science Center
will host Our Sky Tonight 7-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Center, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Join us the first Monday of each month for a sky show highlighting the month’s featured constellations, stars and planets. Program will be held the second Monday for holidays. Free; no ticket required. For more information, go to www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter or call 301-934-7464.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
The Catherine Foundation will hold Building Family Connections class 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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. American Legion Riders Post 293
will hold a member meeting 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331. Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department will host spaghetti dinner and bake sale 4-7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the station, 15245 Prince Frederick Road. Cost $7 per dinner. For more information, call 301274-4488 or 301-643-7798.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
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.
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, 301-758-3082 or email@example.com; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Small Business Administration: Marketing Your Small Business
will be 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. This class focuses on marketing your small business in order to build your customer base and increase your success. Presented by the Maryland chapter of the Small Business Administration. Dropin. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Thanksgiving Food Through the
Centuries will be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Learn how Thanksgiving has transformed itself over time from the celebration of Harvest Home, as it was called in 1621 by the settlers at Plymouth Plantation, and been influenced by such prominent figures in American history as George Washington, women’s magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presentation will be followed by samples of Thanksgiving food from four centuries. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301934-9001. Maryland STEM Festival: Radical Robots will be 6-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn about circuits and conductivity while making your very own light up robot. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-375-7375.
Maryland Day of Cyber will be 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Find out more about what’s it’s like to work at the NSA and the skills needed to embark on a cyber professional career. Join a mentor from NSA for information about the basics of cyber safety, careers in cyber security and more. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-6451395.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Southern Maryland Brain Injury Support Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Spring Dell Center, 6040 Radio Station Road, La Plata. For more information, call Jerry, 301-753-6335, or Debbie, 301-932-4920. 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.