Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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. Join us to learn about what is happening in the community and how you can help. Breakfast after meeting; cost $5. If you would like to be a speaker or for more information, contact Carol Cox, 301758-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 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 301-645-6331.
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. There will be dancing, crafts, and pictures with your animal. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.
Creative Writers Workshop will be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Celebrate NaNoWriMo and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Writers with all levels of experience welcome. A different writing challenge will be explored at each session. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. Ages 16 and older. Registration required. Call 301-934-9001.
Family Game Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Spend time with family and friends playing new and classic board games like Candy Land, Checkers, Scatergories, Pictionary and more. Or you can try out the chess boards and Snap Circuits kits. All ages. Call 301-6451395.
Social Media: Facebook Analytics will be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Learn how to get the latest data about your organization’s audience and how to better engage. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. March of Dimes will host Spirit Night 5-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 11215 Mall Circle, Waldorf. Event will honor Prematurity Awareness Month. Prematurity is the number one cause of death in children under the age of five and local Buffalo Wild Wings locations have partnered with the March of Dimes to help spread awareness. A percentage of all food sales will go towards preventing prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. For more information, go to www.marchofdimes.org.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will offer Anger Management for middle and high school students, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Charles County Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Room 214 of the BI building on the La Plata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland. Eileen Haavik McIntire, author of Shadow of the Rock and In Rembrandt’s Shadow, will speak on historical research. Open to public. For more information, email Krista Keyes, email@example.com
Thursday, Nov. 17
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.
CSM Main Stage Theatre will present “Pinocchio” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Nov. 18, and 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road. Tickets $15 adults; $12 seniors/military with ID and youth of high school age and younger. “Pinocchio” is an original musical based off of Carlo Collodi’s classic fairy tale of the puppet who wanted to become a real boy. For tickets or information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/community/thearts/theatre-and-dance/.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Menu a la carte. Call 301-645-6331.
JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Center offers employment, reemployment and employers services. ADA accessible. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.
Mobile Veterans Center will be located 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Center provides eligible veterans with readjustment counseling services such as individ- ual, family and group counseling, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse referrals, employment referrals and VBA benefits explanation and referrals. Call 301-645-1395. Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Comic Book Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Teens discuss the comic book universe, play trivia games, activities, and swap comic books. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1972,
will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. We will be holding our annual pot-luck fundraiser luncheon with proceeds going to Alzheimer’s. For more information, call 301-6453077, or go to https://sites.google.com/site/narfe1972/home, or on facebook https://www.facebook. com/NARFE1972.
University of Maryland Extension will hold Boxwood Pruning Workshop 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Ignatius Church grounds, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco. Outdoor work- shop covers basic pruning methods and includes a hands-on pruning activity. Free. Open to public. Bring pruning shears. Dress for weather. To register, go to boxwoodworkshop.eventbrite.com. For more information or if you require special accommodations to participate, contact Luke Gustafson at lng@ umd.edu or call 301-934-5403. Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) will host Voices of Maryland Women Forum 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 103/104, 115 J.W. Williams Road. You are invited to speak to the State Commission for Women and the CCCW about challenges faced by women and girls in our state, and in our community. This is your chance to effect change. Forum is free. Open to public. Registration encouraged but not required. To register, go to https:// voicesofmarylandwomencalvertcountycfw.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 301-610-4523.
Friday, Nov. 18
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. 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. 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.
Spring Dell Center will hold annual auction and dinner Nov. 18 at the Jaycees Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets cost $40; $50 at door. Ticket purchase includes buffet dinner and opportunity to bid in silent and live auctions. Items include antiques, Disney Hopper passes, artwork, furniture, home décor, landscaping equipment, event tickets, sports memorabilia, and more. Event helps provide funding for organization’s programs connecting people with disabilities to the community and employment throughout Charles County. For more information, call 301-934-4561 or go to www.springdellcenter.org.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Grilled Steak Dinner 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Harry White Wilmer Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 will hold Baby Back Rib Dinner 5-8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the post, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu includes half slab ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $12. Gift certificates available at the post. Public welcome. For more information, call 301-934-8221 or go to www.alpost82.org.
Beginning Resume Writing will be 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn to create a simple, eye-catching resume to land your next job. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-3757375.
Indian Head Black Box Theatre and The Port Tobacco Players presents “God of Carnage” 8 p.m. Nov. 18-19 at Indian Head Black Box Theatre, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Additional shows 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3; 8 p.m. Dec. 9-10. A playground altercation between 11-year old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the evening progresses, and the rum flows, the gloves quickly come off. Cost $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and military. Show contains mature language. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www. ptplayers.com or www.indianheadblackbox.org.
University of Maryland Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Basic Training Course to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m., Feb. 2-April 6, 2017, at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Priority deadline for application is Dec. 5. Course will cover topics such as botany, ecology, soil science, entomology, vegetable gardening, ornamentals and more. Cost $175 per person; includes Master Gardener Handbook and course materials. Space is limited. For an application form or for more information, go to www.go.umd.edu/becomemg, or contact Luke Gustafson at lng@ umd.edu or 301-934-5403.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Managing Emotions 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 19 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. Program for children ages 5-13, to help them develop social skills, learn to manage their emotions, and develop empathy for others. Call 301-6451837 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Community Beautification project 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Henry Ford Circle (off Post Office Road), Waldorf. Volunteers and students who are in need of community service hours should call 301-645-1837 or email info@tcysb. org to register. CSM Benny C. Morgan Recital Series:
Hannah Baslee, mezzo-soprano will perform 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A., Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/community/ the-arts/music/benny-c-morgan-se- ries/index. Southern Maryland Audubon Society
will hold a field trip 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 19 at Mattawoman Wildlands, Marbury. Meet up 7:45 a.m. at Lackey High School parking lot, 3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head. Program will be “Early waterfowl and late migrants on the George Wilmot Trail.” This will be a joint trip with Audubon Naturalist Society and Southern Maryland Audubon Society. We usually expect large concentrations of waterfowl on Mattawoman Creek, along with songbirds, woodpeckers and raptors. Bring waterproof shoes or low boots. Dress for possible wind. Be prepared for one-mile walk to and from the head of the trail and a half-mile walk on uneven forest trail. For more information or to make reservation, contact Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or email email@example.com.
Southern Maryland Out of the Darkness Walk and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Maryland Chapter, will host International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 13500 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine. This is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. For more information, go to afsp.org/survivorday, call 301-751-8781, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Post 8810 will hold Texas Hold-em Tournament 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Sign up 5:45 p.m. Buy-in $100. Call 301-645-6331.
Dino Fest will be 2-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Take a picture with a dinosaur, learn dino facts, play dino games, and create dino themed crafts. Participant will even get to dig for dinosaur bones in the library. Ages 6-11. Call 301375-7375.
La Plata VFD, 911 Washington Ave, La Plata, will host a Texas Holdem Fundraiser Tournament Saturday, Nov. 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 cash only. Must be 21 years old to play. Call 301-609-7500 or e-mail Lynn Gilroy at email@example.com for reservations.
Life Journeys Writers Guild will host Nuts & Bolts Gathering 2-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Legends Club at Blue Crab Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Listen and critique some great reads from LJWG members, gain valuable industry news, networking, and more. Event will feature a surprise guest. Refreshments. Cash bar. Free admission. Public invited. For more information, go to www.lifejourneyswritersguild.org or call Yvonne Medley, 240-545-5594.
Indian Head Moose Lodge will host Rob Atchinson Benefit Dinner 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the lodge, 11 Town St. Steak and shrimp dinner with sides; cost $25 per person. Event will benefit Rob Atchinson who is battling esophageal cancer. To make a reservation, call the lodge after 3 p.m. and by Nov. 17 at 301743-7555.
Sunday, Nov. 20
Mattawoman Creek Art Center will host Holiday Tea 1-4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Free; donations appreciated. For more information, go to www.mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159.
St. Mary’s Ryken High School will host Fall Open House noon Nov. 20 at the school, Romuald Hall on the lower campus, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. Open house and campus tours. Events include: Coffee with Administrators, Admissions Presentation, Student-Led Campus Tours, and Q& A Session with SMR Leadership. For more information and to RSVP, email the admissions office at admissions@ smrhs.org or go to www.smrhs.org/admissions.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Signup 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-274-3522, or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold Annual Fall Craft Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the firehouse social hall, 24801 Three Notch Road. Handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, art, decorations, pictures, wood carvings, decorative lights, Christmas items, floral arrangements, wreaths, ornaments, and more. Bake sale. Food and refreshments will be for sale. Free admission. For more information, call Leone Gatton, 301373-2221.