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Meet other and veter­ans net­workin your with com­mu­ni­ty­ing a com­pli­men­ta­ry­while en­joy- cup of Chick-fil-A.cof­fee. Spon­soredFor in­forma-by tion, tions.org.go to www.vcon­necTri-Coun­ty­will hold Youth Free Ser­vices Space Bu­reau 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, 301-9348221. 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. Henry E. Lackey High School

will host the U.S. Navy 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. St. Mary’s County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, Bldg. 1, 44219 Air­port Road, Cal­i­for­nia. PBS video “The Or­phan Trains” which op­er­ated be­tween 1853 and 1929, re­lo­cat­ing about 250,000 or­phaned, aban­doned, or home­less chil­dren will be the topic. Free. Open to public. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.sm­cgsi.org.

Tues­day, Nov. 29

Non­profit In­sti­tute at CSM and South­ern Mary­land Gives will honor #Giv­ingTues­day 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Red Oak Bistro, 6390 Crain High­way, La Plata. Join non­prof­its, phi­lan­thropists, foun­da­tions, so­cial en­trepreneurs, busi­nesses and vol­un­teers for a fun evening to share sto­ries and min­gle with oth­ers who are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in South­ern Mary­land. Red Oak Bistro will do­nate 10 per­cent of sale from its happy hour. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/ in­sti­tutes/non­profit-in­sti­tute or on Face­book-South­ern Mary­land Gives.

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 com- pli­men­tary 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

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary

Unit 82 will hold smoke­free 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. Amer­i­can Red Cross Blood Drive will take place 2-7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Baden Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 16608 Brandy­wine Road,

Brandy­wine.ule an ap­point­ment,To sched- call 800-RED-CROSS or go to www.red­cross­blood.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Bill Tes­lik, 301-8881666. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331. 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. 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 li­brary 301-934-9001. Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club

will meet 2-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Po­tomac li­brar y, 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 li­brar y, 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. 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. Mar­bur y. 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. 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, 410610-5124 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 Ir ving 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 in­forma- tion, go to www.go.umd.edu/be­comemg, or con­tact Luke Gustafson at lng@umd.edu or 301-9345403. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238

will hold Seafood Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Din­ner will fea­ture oys­ters. For more in­for--

ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 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. So­ci­ety for the Restora­tion of Port To­bacco will hold a mem­bers only hol­i­day party 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at His­toric Port To­bacco Court­house, 8430 Com­merce St. Re­new or join our mem­ber­ship and en­joy the hol­i­day party. Cost $10 per per­son. Share a fa­vorite dish; do­nate an or­na­ment to the tree for fund raiser sales. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mary Fenton, 301375-7892 or email Joyce Ede­len, keechjoyce@aol.com. CSM Con­nec­tions Lit­er­ary Mag­a­zine Pub­li­ca­tion Read­ing

will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI Build­ing), Rooms 103/104, 8730 Mitchell Road. Con­trib­u­tors will read and dis­cuss their pub­lished works. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-9347864 or go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/con­nec­tions-lit­er­ary-se­ries/con­nec­tions-read­ings/. CSM Bar­ber­shop Con­cert

will be 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts Cen­ter, the­ater, 8730 Mitchell Road. South­ern Mix is a men’s bar­ber­shop cho­rus that re­hearses at CSM’s La Plata Cam­pus. Mem­ber­ship open to com­mu­nity mem­bers through­out South­ern Mary­land and mu­sic ma­jors study­ing for credit. Tick­ets $5 in ad­vance; $7 day of con­cert. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/the-arts/mu­sic/bar­ber­shop-cho­rus/in­dex. Jin­gle and Min­gle Happy Hour Toy Drive will be 6-10 p.m. Dec. 2 at Hard Times Cafe, 1120 Small­wood Drive, Wal­dorf. Event will ben­e­fit un­der­served chil­dren in Charles County. Free en­trance with a new un­wrapped toy; mon­e­tar y dona­tions will not be ac­cepted. All dona­tions tax de­ductible. Spon­sored by Wash­ing­ton Alum­nae Chap­ter of Delta Sigma Theta Soror­ity, Inc. and Sigma Al­pha Lambda Chap­ter of Al­pha Phi Al­pha Fra­ter­nity, Inc., in part­ner­ship with com­mu­nity lead­ers. Re­sponse re­quested by Nov. 28. To re­spond or for more in­for­ma­tion, email Ros­alyn Brown at FWACEvents@dst­fwac.org or Billy Hill at jew­els.frat2@sal1906.org.

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, Wal­dorf. 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 in­for­ma­tion, call Kathy Owens, 301884-8432.

Aaron’s Hope, Inc. will host Christ­mas Party 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Cal­var y Gospel Church, ban­quet hall, 11150 Berry Road, Wal­dorf. Free ad­mis­sion; dona­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jan­ice Keys, 301-502-0910 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 9:3011 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.

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