Calendar of events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-3728766 or email@example.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.