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 dish; donate an ornament to the tree for fund raiser sales. For more information, call Mary Fenton, 301-3757892 or email Joyce Edelen, email@example.com.
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 301-934-7864 or go to www.csmd.edu/community/connections-literary-series/ connections-readings/.
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.
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; monetary donations will not be accepted. All donations tax deductible. Spon- sored 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.
will host Reminiscing Cafe 6-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8-11 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays at the facility, 4018 Blackbird Court, Waldorf. Event is a meet and greet for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s to relax and enjoy themselves. Free wifi, food, music, movies, dancing and bingo games. Adult day service drop offs welcome. Transportation services available. Licensed nursing professionals on duty. For more information, call 301638-3194.
will host annual Winter Coat/Toy Drive through Dec. 21. Donations of new and/or gently used coats, hats, gloves, clothes, boots, and new unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the front desk of Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf. Items will be distributed to local families in need. For more information, email Simeon Russell, srussell@ smd-heat.org, or Derico Prout, email@example.com; or go to www.smd-heat.org. 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 301-2749358.
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 301645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb. org.
will hold a vendor/ craft fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the community, 101 Wesley Drive, La Plata. To display crafts or goods, or for more information, call 301-934-4121.
will host annual Holiday Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the school, 2300 Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf. Interested vendors or for more information, call Maritza Davis, 301-753-1769.
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. Bring a 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.
will host a 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, 301-502-0910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 301-6452864.
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 yearend gift planning. Presented by The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
will be 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave. CCPL is also a toy donation collection site for the Charles County Children’s Aid Society. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to a needy youth in Charles County. Call 301-934-9001.
will be 2-4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-375-7375.
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. All ages. Call 301-6451395.
will be available at Centur y 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.
will be 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, theater, 8730 Mitchell Road. Solid Brass is CSM’s jazz ensemble, comprised of CSM students, local high school students, community members and professional musicians. Directed by Randy Runyon. 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/Jazz-ensemble/index.
will present The Nutcracker Ballet 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at North Point High School, Auditorium, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. Performance will feature dancers of all ages from The Studio Cooperative in Waldorf and local community. Choreography by Nicole Buggé of Buggé Ballet, New York City. Tickets $20 adults; children 5 and under free. For tickets or more information, go to www. thenutcrackersomd.bpt.me.
will be 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3 at Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. Event is a state-wide opportuni- ty, directed at artists in all media of the arts (literary, visual, and performance), to provide guidance and legal advice on cash flow, copyright laws, insurance, banking and other issues unique to protecting the rights of artists. Free. To register, email info@mdarts. org or call 410-467-6700. For more information, go to www. mdarts.org. 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. Class size limited to 12 people. 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.
will be 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, 8730 Mitchell Road. The Financial Assistance Department will provide oneon-one assistance to students and parents as they complete the 2016-17 or 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Staff will assist families in completing the application. Students and parents need to bring 2015 tax informa- tion (W2 forms for parents and student, and federal tax form 1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ) and records of untaxed income, Social Security benefits and child support received or paid. Snow date Dec. 11. For more information, email finaid@ csmd.edu. will hold a turkey shoot noon Dec. 4 at 9370 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. For more information, go to www.belaltonturkeyshoot.com or call 301-934-3800.
will host Lunch with Santa 11 a.m-2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the firehouse, 3245 Old Washington Road. Buffet menu will include salad, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, cookies, brownies, hot chocolate and pink lemonade. Photo with Santa, bake sale, kids crafts and raffle. Cost $10 adults; $8 children. For more information, call Cindy Kersey, 301-645-5292.
will hold Fall Art Show through Jan. 7, 2017 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. For more information, go to www.charlescountyarts.org or call 301-392-5900.
will hold a coffee break 9-10:30 a.m. Monday mornings at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Sponsored by Chick-fil-A. For information, go to www. vconnections.org.
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 301-645-1837 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org.
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.
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.
will be 5:30-7:30 p.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.
will perform “Winter Nights” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Dance ensemble performs a variety of pieces to appeal to all lovers of dance. 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/theatre-anddance/dance/index. will offer Ready for Life 6:307:30 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 301-645-1837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.
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.vconnections.org.
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 facts. For more information, contact Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or email email@example.com.
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, 301-758-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
will be 10-10:45 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, grandpar-