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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@somd­ In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions.

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://­tity-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.vcon­nec­

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; or Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or

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.mar­

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 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, kris­

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 bx­, call 301-934-7828, or go to­mu­nity/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, 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 box­wood­work­ For more in­for­ma­tion or if you re­quire spe­cial ac­com­mo­da­tions to par­tic­i­pate, con­tact Luke Gustafson at lng@ 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:// voic­e­sof­mary­land­wom­en­calvert­coun­ty­ 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. vcon­nec­

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.mat­ta­wom­a­

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.mat­ta­wom­a­ 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.springdell­cen­

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

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. pt­play­ or­di­an­head­black­

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 to­comemg, or con­tact Luke Gustafson at lng@ 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

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 bx­, call 301-934-7828, or go to­mu­nity/ 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 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 to­vivor­day, call 301-751-8781, or email sur­vivor­

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 lyn­ngilroy@ver­i­ 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 to­jour­neyswrit­ers­ 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.mat­ta­wom­a­ 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@ sm­ or go to­­mis­sions.

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.

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