ents 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.
Charles County Public Schools will hold “It’s Academic” 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Maurice J. McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret. Event is a quiz competition testing the general knowledge of teams made up of three high schools students from each of the county’s seven public high schools. The competition was originally slated for Dec. 8. For more information, go to www. ccboe.com.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Southern Maryland Brain Injury Support Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Spring Dell Center, 6040 Radio Station Road, La Plata. For more information, call Jerry, 301-7536335, or Debbie, 301-932-4920.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free 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. 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.
CSM Music Student Honors Recital will be 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Cam- pus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Music students are selected to present performances. Free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-9347828, or go to www.csmd.edu/ community/the-arts/music/recitals/index.
Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will present “Renaissance Christmas” Benefit Madrigal Concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Peace Lutheran Church, 11610 Rubina Place, Waldorf. Concert will feature traditional Christmas music with performers in period dress. Concert is free; donations accepted. Bake sale to follow. Event is a benefit for Peace Lutheran Church. For tickets or more information, go to www.chesapeakechoral.com or call 301-642-0594.
Job Source Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Center offers employment, reemployment and employers services. ADA accessible. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.
Remember the ‘60s will be 2-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Celebrate music from the ‘60s and learn a few things along the way or maybe just remember a few that we’ve forgotten. Test your trivia knowledge of artists, tunes, song lyrics and album artwork. Ages 55 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-2864. Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Animation Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Using open-source software, teens will learn how to animate cartoons and can actively help create the animation for a scripted story written by our own CCPL Film Club for Teens or create their own animated story. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Kwanzaa: 50th Anniversary Celebration will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Join us for a family-oriented, interactive celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa. Learn about the traditions, principles and philosophy of this week-long holiday. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.
La Plata Adult Book Discussion will be 7-8 p.m. Dec. 8 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. This month “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah will be discussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland will hold monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. Dec. 8 at La Plata Police Station, 101 La Grange Ave. Sara Rivers-Cofield, Federal Curator at the Mar yland Archaeological Conservation Lab, will talk on “Artifacts of Religion and Magic: Interpreting the material cultural of faith and the supernatural in Maryland.” No fee to attend. Visitors welcome. For more information, go to www.charlescoasm.org. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Boosters will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Regency Furniture Stadium, Legends Club, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Plans will be discussed for supporting the team in their 10th season. If interested in joining the Boosters or for more information, email email@example.com and put “Boosters” in the subject line.
Friday, Dec. 9
V Connections will host Coffee Break for Women Veterans 9 a.m. Fridays at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. 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. at the center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Marbury. 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. Indian Head Black Box Theatre and The
Port Tobacco Players presents “God of Carnage” 8 p.m. Dec 9-10 at Indian Head Black Box Theatre, 4185 Indian Head Highway. 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 St., La Plata. Thursday performance will be 8 p.m. Dec. 15. 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.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
The McConchie One Room School will be open for tours 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9 during the Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds. 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. CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir
Concerts will be 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM’s Chorale is a mixed choir of women’s and men’s voices that performs a variety of styles, including traditional and modern choral music, gospel music, contemporary popular music and historical styles such as the madrigal. Membership is open to all without audition. The Chamber Choir is open to music majors and others who audition for membership. Tickets $5 in advance; $7 day of concert. For tickets or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-9347828, or go to www.csmd.edu/ community/the-arts/music/Chorale-and-Chamber-Choir/index.
Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold Pitch Card Party 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the station, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. Light refreshments will be sold. For more information, call 301-8881888.