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Maryland Independent - - Community - 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 com­mu­nity@somd­news.com. In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions.

Fri­day, Nov. 11

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 cel­e­brate Vet­er­ans Day 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Af­ter the cer­e­mony the cel­e­bra­tion will move into the Can­teen for food and fel­low­ship. Fried chicken din­ner is can­celled. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

St. Charles Towne Cen­ter will host Christ­mas Mistle­toe Mar­ket 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov.11-12 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Cen­ter, lower level, 11110 Mall Cir­cle, Wal­dorf. Fam­i­lies in­vited to ex­plore the lat­est hol­i­day trends from lo­cal ex­perts such as Nice & Bella Jew­elry, Scentsy, Sears Home Pros and more. Pre­sented by South­ern Show­case. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to bit.ly/SCTCMistle­toeMar­ket.

Baden Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment will hold Pitch Card Party 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the sta­tion, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. Light re­fresh­ments will be sold. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301888-1888. The Amer­i­can Le­gion Ran­dolph Furey Post 170 will have a Mem­ber­ship Drive noon-4 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 11 at 4345 Liv­ingston Road, In­dian Head. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Wil­lie Cooper at 240-475-5361.

Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at VFW 8810 pa­rade ground, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Open house will fol­low. Ham­burger, hot dogs, potato salad and more. Call 301-645-6331.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82 will host Vet­eran’s Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Cer­e­mony 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Vet­er­ans in­vited to at­tend and be hon­ored. Pub­lic in­vited to at­tend and honor our vet­er­ans. Lunch will fol­low cer­e­mony. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221. The Wel­burn Or­ga­ni­za­tion-McDon­ald’s

will cel­e­brate Vet­er­ans Day Nov. 11 at the fol­low­ing McDon­ald’s lo­ca­tions in Charles County: 11930 Ac­ton Lane, Wal­dorf; 3000 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf; 109 Drury Drive, La Plata; and 6385 Crain High­way, La Plata. McDon­ald’s will give one free medium-sized meal to each vet­eran or ac­tive mil­i­tar y on Vet­er­ans Day. Must show mil­i­tary ID. One free meal per ID. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-392-3035.

Satur­day, Nov. 12

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter will hold Pysanky by Mary hand­crafted Ukrainian eggs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. Sim­ple Christ­mas de­signs will be taught and then con­vert to hang­ing or­na­ments

if pre­ferred. Fee of $5 paid to in­struc­tor for a Ukrainian egg dec­o­rat­ing kit that will in­clude de­signs, sty­lus, wax and dyes to make ad­di­tional eggs. Fee $40 mem­bers; $50 non-mem­bers. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301-743-5159. Our Lady Help of Chris­tians

Catholic Church will hold a craft fair 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the church, 100 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Fun, food and meet new friends. Ta­ble rentals $25; for an ap­plica- tion, go to www.ol­hoc. org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jean, 301645-3433, or the of­fice, 301-645-7112. Charles County Lit­er­acy

Coun­cil will con­duct a Tu­tor Train­ing work­shop 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov 12 at United Way House, 10250 La Plata Road (Rte. 488), La Plata. Once trained, just an hour or two per week will al­low you to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on one of the es­ti­mated 15,000 peo­ple in Charles County liv­ing with func­tional il­lit­er­acy. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301934-6488 or go to www. charle­scountylit­er­acy.org. Charles County Ama­teur Ra­dio Club will of­fer free ama­teur ra­dio li­cense ex­ams 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Tests for all lev­els of ama­teur ra­dio li­cense will be avail­able. Walk in ap­pli­cants ac­cepted; pre-reg­is­tra­tion pre­ferred. To reg­is­ter, go to http://k3smd.org and click “Ham Li­cense Ex­ams” but­ton, or call 301-503-4706. Wil­liam B. Wade El­e­men­tary School will host a com­mu­nity shred event 9 a.m.-1 pm. Nov. 12 at the school, park­ing lot, 2300 Small­wood Drive West, Wal­dorf. Res­i­dents may bring up to three boxes (15 in.x12in.x 10 in. or smaller) of per­sonal doc­u­ments. Plas­tic bags and plas­tic pack­ag­ing must be clean, free of food, and dry for re­cy­cling. For more in­for­ma­tion, email wade.gogreen@gmail.com.

VFW Post 8810 will host “Be-Witched, DeWitched” mur­der mys­tery din­ner and show 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Ap­pe­tiz­ers 6-6:30 p.m.

Sit down meal and show; tick­ets $35. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, call Gay­lene, 240-416-2494, or go to be­witched.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6456331. Ask the Com­puter Lady

will be 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12 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? Drop in and ask our res­i­dent ex­pert. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-375-7375. STEM Fes­ti­val: An­i­ma­tion

Work­shop for Teens will be 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn how to cre­ate car­toons uti­liz­ing OpenToons, an open source an­i­ma­tion soft­ware used for sev­eral pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion pro­grams and films. Par­tic­i­pants will come away with a work­ing knowl­edge of the free soft­ware as well as how to down­load it so they can con­tinue to work on their own projects. Ages 12-18. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Paws to Read will be 2:15-3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Pro­gram de­signed to help chil­dren im­prove read­ing skills and con­fi­dence while hav­ing fun read­ing to cer­ti­fied ther­apy dogs. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-934-9001. Thorn­ton Fu­neral Home, P.A. will host a “Hon­or­ing our Vet­er­ans” Cel­e­bra­tion 3-5 p.m. Nov. 12 at 3439 Liv­ingston Road, In­dian Head. The event will in­clude spe­cial recog­ni­tion to vet­er­ans from the Afghanistan War, Iraq War and North-West Pak­istan Con­flict. Guest speaker will be Sen. C. Anthony Muse. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, call 301-375-7855. La Plata High School Choral

De­part­ment will host a Show Troupe Hol­i­day Craft Fair 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 with food, crafts, hol­i­day gifts and more. Craft and food ven- dors may call Stephanie at 301-751-7776 for more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing ta­bles. The South­ern Mary­land Dec­o­ra­tive Painters will meet noon on Satur­day, Nov. 12, at the Char­lotte Hall Li­brary, 37600 New Mar­ket Road, Char­lotte Hall. A busi­ness meet­ing will be fol­lowed by paint­ing a project to­gether. Guests are al­ways wel­come and should con­tact learn­topaint2016@gmail.com for sup­plies in­for­ma­tion on the date of the visit. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.smd­paint.org or call Gar­nett Joy at 301-8842835.

Sun­day, Nov. 13

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Nov. 13 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. Wal­dorf Vol­un­teer Fire

De­part­ment Aux­il­iary will host Paint It For ward fundraiser 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the fire­house, 3245 Old Wash­ing­ton Road. Don’t miss out on a few fun hours of paint­ing while sup­port­ing your lo­cal fire and EMS vol­un­teers. To re­serve a seat or for more in­for­ma­tion, go towww. wine and de­sign. com/cal­en­dars/event. php?id=33887 or go to www.wal­dor­fvfd.com.

Mon­day, Nov. 14

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. charles county arts. 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 work­shops 6-7:30 p.m. on des­ig­nated evenings. Call 301-6451837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau is of­fer­ing Vic­tim Aware­ness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 where youth who have of­fended oth­ers will ex­plore the im­pact of their ac­tions and how they could make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity. Call 301645-1837 or e-mail info@

tcysb.org. CSM Win­ter Pro­duc­tions

Au­di­tions will be held 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14-15 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Build­ing, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM will hold au­di­tions for those 8 and older for its win­ter pro­duc­tions, in­clud­ing Chil­dren’s Theatre’s “A Wrin­kle in Time” and “Knuf­fle Bunny,” Cause Theatre’s “The Li­brary/ The Amish Project” and Main Stage Theatre’s “Blood Re­la­tions.” Per­form­ers should pre­pare a one-minute mono­logue and pre­pare 16 bars of a song with mu­sic for the ac­com­pa­nist. Come dressed to move. Per­for­mances will take place be­tween Jan. 26 and March 11, 2017. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/the-arts/theatre-and­dance/au­di­tions/in­dex. CSM Tony Hunger­ford Memo­rial Art Gallery will ex­hibit “Im­per­ma­nence of Knowl­edge” through Dec. 8 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, Fine Arts Cen­ter, Tony Hunger­ford Memo­rial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Gallery hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture the pho­tog­ra­phy of Gre­gory T. Davis. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/ the-arts/vis­ual-arts/hunger­ford-gallery/in­dex. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293

will hold ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. Off the Hook Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Be­gin­ning to ad­vanced crafters share ba­sic stitches and tech­niques. Bring your own yarn and nee­dles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

Tues­day, Nov. 15

The Arc of North­ern Vir­ginia and The Arc of South­ern

Mary­land will hold De­vel­op­ing the Next Gen­er­a­tion of Ad­vo­cates for Your Child work­shop 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov 15 at The Arc of South­ern Mary­land, 355 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Fred­er­ick. Free. Space is lim­ited. To reg­is­ter, go to http://bit. ly/1TLU8rQ. For more

in­for­ma­tion, go to www. thearcofno­va­trust.org or www.arc­somd.org. VFW Post 8810 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331.

Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (SBA): Mar­ket­ing Your Small Busi­ness will be 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 15 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Class fo­cuses on mar­ket­ing your small busi­ness in or­der to build your cus­tomer base and in­crease your suc­cess. Pre­sented by the Mary­land chap­ter of SBA. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Spe­cial Needs Sen­sory Sto­ry­time will be 2-2:45 p.m. Nov. 15 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. Spe­cial Needs Move­ment

& Mo­tion will be 3-3:45 p.m. Nov. 15 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Pa­trons with spe­cial needs are wel­come to join us for a fun and en­er­getic pro­gram where we will learn about how we com­mu­ni­cate with our bod­ies from a pro­fes­sional in­struc­tor. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.

eReader Drop-in will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Learn how to use your eReader de­vice to ac­cess free li­brary eBooks us­ing Over­drive. Drop in with your own de­vice. First come, first served. All ages. Call 301934-9001. Wreath Dec­o­rat­ing How To

will be 6-7:45 p.m. Nov. 15 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn how to make a fab­ric wreath or dec­o­rate a syn­thetic ever­green wreath with easy and cre­ative tricks. Li­brary will pro­vide wreaths, rib­bons, dec­o­ra­tive picks and more. Dec­o­rate a wreath then do­nate it to the li­brary and we’ll auc­tion your work to the high­est bid­der to raise funds for our li­braries. All par­tic­i­pants will have the op­tion to pur­chase their cre­ation be­fore it’s of­fered to pub­lic. Ages 16 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 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. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 to help youth ages 16-24 fo­cus on pre­par­ing for work, col­lege or trade school, manag­ing fi­nances and pre­par­ing for the adult world. Call 301645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org.

Wed­nes­day, Nov. 16

Free Iden­tity Theft In­for­ma­tion Work­shop will be held 6-7 p.m. Nov. 16 at South­ern Mary­land Busi­ness Cen­ter, 10665 Stan­haven Place, 3rd Floor Cafe Con­fer­ence Room, White Plains. Learn how you can min­i­mize your risk from the ef­fects of iden­tity theft. To reg­is­ter, go to https://eventbrite. com/e/iden­tity-theft-in­for­ma­tion-work­shop-tick­ets-26864428228. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 571-337-3588.

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. Learn about what is hap­pen­ing in the com­mu­nity and vol­un­teer 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, 301-3728766 or mkriemelmeyer@me.com. Sons of the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. Party With Your Bear Day

will be 4-5 p.m. Nov. 16 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Cel­e­brate the day by bring­ing your bear or other stuffed an­i­mal to the li­brary. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.

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