Cal­en­dar of events

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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@somd­news.com. In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions. 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, 301-372-8766 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 301-645-6331.

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, 301-375-7375.

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 301-743-5159 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 hold Pork Chop Din­ner 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 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, 301932-6819.

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. Sup­port Scout­ing and Shop La Plata. Call 443-277-0197.

Sun­day, Nov. 27

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Tur­key Shoot 1 p.m. Nov. 27 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.

Mon­day, Nov. 28

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, 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 will of­fer Vic­tim Aware­ness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 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. Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will spon­sor Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain High­way, La Plata. To sched­ule your life-sav­ing do­na­tion, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.red­cross­blood. org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the post, 301934-8221. 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, csmd.edu/community/go to www. the-arts/vis­ual-arts/hunger­ford-gallery/in­dex. will Henry host E. the Lackey U.S. High Navy School jazz band Com­modores 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the school, 3000 Chi­ca­muxen Road, In­dian Head. The Com­modores are the premier jazz band in the United States Navy, per­form­ing all over the coun­try and in­ter­na­tion­ally. Jazz en­thu­si­asts and mu­sic lovers in gen­eral will want to be in at­ten­dance. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Alan Freeman, 301-753-1753, or email afree­man@ccboe.com. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 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. 30 Free Iden­tity Theft In­for­ma­tion Work­shop will be held 6-7 p.m. Nov. 30 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. 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. Univer­sity of Maryland

Ex­ten­sion, lo­cal agribusi­ness firms and or­ga­ni­za­tions will host South­ern Maryland Crops Con­fer­ence 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Baden Vol­un­teer Fire Department, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. Event will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for those in­volved in agri­cul­ture to meet and dis­cuss com­mon prob­lems and hear from ex­perts on the lat­est in agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion and man­age­ment. At­ten­dance at this pro­gram will also ful­fill the re­quire­ments for Pri­vate Pes­ti­cide Ap­pli­ca­tor Re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Nu­tri­ent Man­age­ment Voucher Train­ing. Reg­is­tra­tion fee $10; in­cludes catered din­ner. For more in­for­ma­tion, call your lo­cal South­ern Maryland Ex­ten­sion of­fice or 301934-5403. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Anger Man­age­ment for mid­dle and high school stu­dents, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org.

Thurs­day, Dec. 1

Unit Amer­i­can82 bin­gow­ill Le­gion­hold Thurs­days smoke­free Aux­il­iary at Amer­i­canHarry White Le­gion WilmerPost 82, 6330 Plata. Crain Doors High­way,open 6 p.m.La Ear­lyCall 301-934-8221.birds be­gin 7 p.m. Drive Amer­i­can­will take Red placeCross Blood2-7 p.m. un­teer Dec. Fire 1 Department,at Baden Vol16608 Brandy­wine. Brandy­wineTo sched- Road, ule 800-RED-CROSSan ap­point­ment,or go call to www.red­cross­blood.org.For more in­for­ma­tion, call Bill Tes­lik, 301-8881666. 293 Amer­i­can­will hold Le­gion Steak Post and Cheese6-8:30 p.m. Sand­wichDec. 1 at Night­the post,ton Road, 2310 Wal­dorf.Old Wash­ing-A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331. Boy will Scout sell Troop Christ­mas1814 of La Plata trees 4-8 p.m. Thurs­days-Fridays next to the Bal­dus Build­ing at 115 Charles Street, La Plata. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Satur­days-Sun­days. Open 4-8 p.m. ev­ery weeknight start­ing Dec. 12. Sup­port Scout­ing and Shop La Plata. Call 443-277-0197. Free Con­fi­den­tial HIV Test­ing will be noon-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Charles County Health Department will of­fer free HIV test­ing for any­one who wants to be tested. Tests are done by oral swab and re­sults are com­pletely con­fi­den­tial. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Clark Cen­ter Book Dis­cus­sion will be 1-2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “The Pearl” by John Stein­beck will be dis­cussed. Call La Plata li­brar y 301-934-9001. Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club

will meet 2-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Early-el­e­men­tary age homeschool stu­dents meet to do a fun and ed­u­ca­tional S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts, and Math) ac­tiv­ity. This month will be a tech com­puter pro­gram­ming pro­ject. Ages 5-9. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-375-7375. Hol­i­day Mu­sic Jam Event

will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Bring your pre­ferred mu­si­cal in­stru­ment for an im­promptu jam ses­sion. It’s all about the joy of play­ing the sea­son’s mu­si­cal clas­sics to­gether. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn the ba­sics or de­velop your skills in cro­chet­ing or knit­ting. Bring your own sup­plies. For be­gin­ners, bring skein of yarn and “J” cro­chet hook or size 8 or 9 knit­ting nee­dles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6452864.

Fri­day, Dec. 2

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post

82 will hold steak and shrimp din­ner 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Cost $15 for steak or shrimp; $18 for com­bi­na­tion. Call 301-934-8221.

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. Com­pli-

men­tary 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. South­ern Maryland

Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Winter Owl Prowl field trip 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Myr­tle Point Park, 24050 Patux­ent Blvd., Cal­i­for­nia. Co-spon­sored with Friends of Myr­tle Point Park. Owls are noc­tur­nal and not easy to spot. We will meet in front of park gates and at­tempt to at­tract owls by hav­ing them re­spond to recorded calls. Dress for weather; avoid “noisy” cloth­ing. Event is weather de­pen­dent; rain or high winds will re­sult in can­cel­la­tion. Youths wel­come. RSVP with valid phone num­ber/email ad­dress. To find Myr­tle Point Park, take Route 4 in St. Mary’s county to Patux­ent Blvd. and fol­low to the end. To RSVP or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bob Boxwell, 410-610-5124 or email bob­boxwell@ hot­mail.com.

In­dian Head Black Box Theatre and The Port To­bacco Play­ers presents “God of Car­nage” 8 p.m. Dec 2-3 at In­dian Head Black Box Theatre, 4185 In­dian Head High­way. Ad­di­tional shows 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. 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,gar­den­ing, or­na­men­talsveg­etable and per­son; more. in­cludesCost $175 Mas­ter per Gar­den­er­course ma­te­ri­als. Hand­book Space and is cation lim­ited. form For or an for ap­pli- more in­for­ma­tion, go.umd.edu/be­comemg,go to www. or tafson con­tac­tat lng@umd.eduLuke Gus- or 301-934-5403. Amer­i­can­will hold Le­gion SeafoodPost 238 Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Din­ner will fea­ture oys­ters. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Boy Scout Troop 1814 of La Plata will sell Christ­mas trees 4-8 p.m. Thurs­days-Fridays next to the Bal­dus Build­ing at 115 Charles Street, La Plata. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Satur­days-Sun­days. Open 4-8 p.m. ev­ery weeknight start­ing Dec. 12. Sup­port Scout­ing and Shop La Plata. Call 443-277-0197. Satur­day, Dec. 3

Dr. Sa­muel Mudd Home will host 15th An­nual Vic­to­rian Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tion 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3-4 at the mu­seum, 3725 Dr. Sa­muel Mudd Road, Wal- dorf. There will be mu­sic, re­fresh­ments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War sol­diers and a walk­ing tour of the house. House will be dec­o­rated as it would have been in the Vic­to­rian Pe­riod. Ad­mis­sion $8 adults; $2 chil­dren. Reser­va­tions not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. dr­mudd.org or call 301274-9358. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will hold Man­ag­ing Emo­tions 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 3 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.

The Maples will hold a ven­dor/craft fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the community, 101 Wes­ley Drive, La Plata. Come visit for a fun-filled day. Open to pub­lic. To dis­play your crafts or goods, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-4121. Wil­liam B. Wade El­e­men­tary School will host an­nual Hol­i­day Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the school, 2300 Small­wood Drive West, Wal­dorf. There will be an as­sort­ment of craft items and jew­elry for sale. In­ter­ested ven­dors or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Mar­itza Davis, 301753-1769. Golden Beach/Patux­ent

Knolls Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will hold an­nual Christ­mas Bazaar and Craft Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Golden Beach Fire House, 29848 Therese Cir­cle, Me­chan­icsville. Santa will ar­rive 11 a.m. There will be nu­mer­ous ven­dors, door prizes and food for sale. Kids can Christ­mas shop at the Kids Ta­ble and have their pic­ture taken with Santa. No pets al­lowed. Please bring non-per­ish­able food item or new un­wrapped gift to do­nate to needy fam­i­lies in the area. Ven­dors ta­bles for rent; cost $35. To pre-regis­ter for a ta­ble or for more in­forma- tion, call Kathy Owens, 301-884-8432.

Aaron’s Hope, Inc. will host Christ­mas Party 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Cal­vary Gospel Church, ban­quet hall, 11150 Berry Road, Wal­dorf. Free ad­mis­sion; do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jan­ice Keys, 301-5020910

or email jkeys50@ ya­hoo.com. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238

will hold a Skeet and Tur­key Shoot Dec. 3 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Skeet shoot signup 7 a.m.; shoot starts 9 a.m. Tur­key shoot signup 11 a.m.; shoot starts 1 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522, or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Wal­dorf Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month “Or­di­nary Grace” by Wil­liam Kent Krueger will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. De­cid­ing to Give: End of

Year Giv­ing Tips will be 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. De­cem­ber 31 is the end of the tax year, the dead­line for char­i­ta­ble giv­ing in order to re­ceive a tax de­duc­tion. Learn valu­able things you can do to de­sign a smart, strate­gic plan for year-end gift plan­ning. Pre­sented by The Community Foun­da­tion of South­ern Maryland. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Visit with Santa will be 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Santa’s elves will guide chil­dren through writ­ing a let­ter to Santa, col­or­ing and hol­i­day craft­ing and songs. Santa will be avail­able for pho­tos and chil­dren will re­ceive rein­deer food and a free book af­ter their visit. CCPL is also a toy do­na­tion col­lec­tion site for the Charles County Chil­dren’s Aid So­ci­ety. You’re wel­come to bring a new, un­wrapped toy for do­na­tion to a needy youth in Charles County. All ages. Call 301-9349001. Ask the Com­puter Lady

will be 2-4 p.m. Dec. 3 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. South­ern MD Con­cert Band Hol­i­day Con­cert will be 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join South­ern Maryland Con­cert Band for it’s an­nual hol­i­day con­cert. En­joy hol­i­day clas­sics and a de­light­ful sing-along, as well as the op­por­tu­nity to meet the per­form­ers af­ter the con­cert. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

Pic­tures with Santa will be avail­able at Cen­tury 21 New Milen­nium 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3 at 9405-A Ch­e­sa­peake St., La Plata. Do­na­tions of new, un­wrapped toys for the Charles County Chil­dren’s Aid So­ci­ety Christ­mas Con­nec­tion pro­gram will be ac­cepted. Sun­day, Dec. 4 Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter will hold Wreath De­sign Class 1-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. Learn how to make a beau­ti­ful wreath for your front door with ev­er­greens you can cut from your yard. Ev­ery­one will leave with a beau­ti­ful wreath you will take pride in hang­ing on your front door. Class size lim­ited to 12 peo­ple. A ma­te­ri­als cost of $30 paid to in­struc­tor. Fee $40 mem­bers; $50 non-mem­bers.To regis­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301-743-5159.

Mon­day, Dec. 5

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, 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 will of­fer Vic­tim Aware­ness 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 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. James E. Rich­mond Science Cen­ter will host Our Sky Tonight 7-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Cen­ter, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. Join us the first Mon­day of each month for a sky show high­light­ing the month’s fea­tured con­stel­la­tions, stars and plan­ets. Pro­gram will be held the sec­ond Mon­day for hol­i­days. Free; no ticket re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ccboe. com/sci­ence­cen­ter or call 301-934-7464. 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. Busi­ness Plans for Small will Busi­ness­esbe 5:30-7:30& Non­prof­itsp.m. Dec. 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn why you should write a busi­ness plan, how to write one, and other re­sources for your or­ga­ni­za­tion, pre­sented by the Small Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Cen­ter. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Tues­day, Dec. 6 Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 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. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Shake, Rat­tle, and Roll Story-time will be 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 6 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Join us for a storytime that is all about mu­sic and move­ment. There will be mu­sic themed sto­ries, songs, and crafts. Ages 3-5. Call 301-375-7375.

Homeschool Book Club will meet 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Home­schooled chil­dren are en­cour­aged to read and com­pare a well-known book to the movie adap­ta­tion. This month “Mary Pop­pins” by P.L. Travers will be dis­cussed. Ages 9-11. Call 301-645-2864.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 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.

Anime Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with your Otaku broth­ers and sis­ters. Bring your manga to share, en­joy Pocky, watch an anime and per­fect your manga draw­ings. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 7

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. South­ern Maryland

Audubon So­ci­ety will hold monthly meet­ing 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. Fran­cis de Sales Community Build­ing, 7185 Bene­dict Ave., Bene­dict. Pro­gram will be “Ospreys on the Patux­ent.” Park nat­u­ral­ist Greg Kearns will cover Osprey bi­ol­ogy on the Patux­ent River, the pro­vi­sion of nest­ing plat­forms, ef­forts to in­crease their numbers, his band­ing pro­gram with the pub­lic, rein­tro­duc­tion ef­forts, satel­lite track­ing of mi­gra­tion and other in­ter­est­ing facts. Osprey ori­ented hol­i­day gifts will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or email com­stockel@aol. com.

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

Fam­ily Yoga will be 1010:45 a.m. Dec. 7 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Young chil­dren are in­tro­duced to yoga in a play­ful and imag­i­na­tive way. Open to chil­dren and their par­ents, grand­par­ents and care­givers. All ages. Call 301-645-2864. Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club will meet 11 a.m.noon Dec. 7 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Early-el­e­men­tary age homeschool stu­dents meet to do a fun and ed­u­ca­tional S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts, and Math) ac­tiv­ity. This month will be a tech com­puter pro­gram­ming pro­ject. Ages 5-9. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-3757375. Cre­ative Writ­ers Work­shop

will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. 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. An Early Amer­i­can Christ­mas will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Christ­mas can­dies, cakes, breads, drinks, and cook­ies are de­scribed re­veal­ing their ori­gins and the rea­sons they are as­so­ci­ated with the Christ­mas sea­son. Par­tic­i­pants will have the chance to taste an orig­i­nal ver­sion of a sug­arplum, a Twelfth Night cake, a classic Christ­mas cookie, and a bev­er­age, spiced was­sail. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-6451395.

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