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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-3728766 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.