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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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Fri­day, Nov. 18

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 301743-5159 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. You will leave this ses­sion with your re­sume in hand and know where to go to get free on-line help in cre­at­ing new ones. Par­tic­i­pants must have a ba­sic knowl­edge of Mi­crosoft Word and be able to use a mouse. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-375-7375. 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 301934-5403.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold Chili Din­ner 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Din­ner will be served with rice, corn bread, salad and dessert. Cost $8. Call 301-645-6331.

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 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. 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 301-6451837 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 bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/the-arts/mu­sic/benny-c-mor­gan-series/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, 301-7518097 or email com­stockel@aol.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 sur­vivor­daysomd@gmail.com. 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 301-3757375.

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@ver­i­zon.net 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 in­forma- tion, 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 301-743-7555. John Han­son Mid­dle School

PTSO will host a Ven­dor Show 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the school, 3165 John Han­son Drive, Wal­dorf. Event will fea­ture unique crafters and lo­cal ven­dors Mary Kay, Lula Roe, Plexus, Ravens Rib­bons, Pretty Fit Fit­ness, Janet’s Home­made Can­dies, Origami Owl, Taste­fully Sim­ply, Beauty Blooms, Per­fectly Posh, Thirty-One, Candy Bou­quets, Touch­stone Crys­tals, TraciLynn Jew­elry, Pam­pered Chef, Dis­cov­ery Toys, Pa­porozi, Pop­corn Moma, Ro­dan & Fields, Jam­berry nails, BathFit­ters, Scrib­bles in Stitches and more. Hourly door prizes. Con­ces­sions will be avail­able for pur­chase. In­ter­ested ven­dors or for more in­for­ma­tion, email john­han­sonptso@hot­mail.com or call 240577-5273.

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. En­joy scrump­tious de­lights and shop the Hol­i­day Show. 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, Leon- ard­town. Open house and cam­pus tours. Events in­clude: Cof­fee with Ad­min­is­tra­tors, Ad­mis­sions Pre­sen­ta­tion, Stu­dent-Led Cam­pus Tours, and Q & A Ses­sion with SMR Lead- er­ship. 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 301-2743522, 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, 301-3732221.

Will­ing Helpers So­ci­ety will host pre-Thanks­giv­ing Day din­ner 3-6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Will­ing Helpers So­ci­ety Hall, 1002 Washington Ave., La Plata. Free to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mark, 443-871-7956, or Barbara, 240-346-7765.

Mon­day, Nov. 21

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. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. 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, Wal- dorf. 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 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Vic­tim Aware­ness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 where youth who have of­fended oth­ers will ex­plore the im­pact of their ac­tions and how they could make a pos­i­tive con- tri­b­u­tion to their com­mu­nity. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. 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. Wal­dorf Anx­i­ety and De­pres­sion Sup­port Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Group meets Mon­days. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sign up, go to https:// www.meetup.com/.

Tues­day, Nov. 22

South­ern MD CPR & First

Aid Train­ing will of­fer CPR, AED & First Aid Train­ing (Adult, Child & In­fant) 5-9 p.m. Nov. 22 in Owings. Class in­cludes two year cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (card is­sued) in adult, child and in­fant CPR, AED & First Aid train­ing. Non-health­care provider class. Open to pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.somd­cpr.com or call 443-481-7796. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331. Pre­his­toric Dino Story Time

will be 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 22 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Come en­joy sto­ries, rhymes, felt boards, crafts and songs all about di­nosaurs, plus a dino egg hunt. Ages 3-5. Call 301-375-7375. Evening Story Time Yoga will be 6-6:45 p.m. Nov. 22 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. This is an in­tro­duc­tion to Yoga for young chil­dren in a play­ful and imag­i­na­tive way. Have fun, get en­er­gized, and mimic na­ture and the world around you using your own body. Open to chil­dren and their par­ents, grand­par­ents and care­givers. All ages. Call 301-645-1395. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 to help youth ages 16-24 fo­cus on pre­par­ing for work, col­lege or trade school, man­ag­ing fi­nances and pre­par­ing for the adult world. Call 301-6451837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Wed­nes­day, Nov. 23

Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 3365 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. 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, 301758-3082 or carol.cox@gmail.com; or Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer, 301-3728766 or mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter

Book Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 23 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. The book “In­side the O’Briens” by Lisa Gen­ova will be dis­cussed. Call Po­tomac li­brary, 301375-7375. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau will of­fer Anger Man­age­ment for mid­dle and high school stu­dents, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org.

Fri­day, Nov. 25

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 301-7435159 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 hold Pork Chop Din­ner 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Port To­bacco Play­ers

presents Irv­ing Berlin’s “White Christ­mas” 8 p.m. Fri­days-Satur­days and 3 p.m. Sun­days through Dec. 18 at the the­ater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata. Thurs­day per­for­mances will be 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15. Based on the beloved, time­less film, this heart­warm­ing mu­si­cal adap­ta­tion fea­tures seven­teen Irv­ing Berlin songs. White Christ­mas is an up­lift­ing mu­si­cal for the whole fam­ily. Cost $18 adults; $15 se­niors, stu­dents and mil­i­tary. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.pt­play­ers.com or call box of­fice, 301-932-6819. 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.

Boy Scout Troop 1814 of La Plata will sell Christ­mas trees noon-8 p.m. Nov. 25 next to the Bal­dus Build­ing at 115 Charles Street, La Plata. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Satur­days-Sun­days and 4-8 p.m. Thurs­days-Fri­days. Open 4-8 p.m. ev­ery week­night start­ing Dec. 12. Call 443277-0197.

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