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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 keechjoyce@aol.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 fralafra93@md.metro­cast.net 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 info@nvfdco4.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 shirley.mat­tingly@ver­i­zon.net.

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 info@tcysb.org. 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, com­mu­ni­ty­outreach@cather­ine­foun­da­tion.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 carol.cox@gmail.com; or Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or mkriemelmeyer@me.com. 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.

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