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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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Wed­nes­day, Dec. 7

Plat­inum Se­nior Care As­sisted Liv­ing, LLC 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 301-638-3194. South­ern Mary­land H.E.A.T. Ath­letic Pro­gram

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, dprout@smd-heat.org; or go to www. smd-heat.org.

Vcon­nec­tions 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.

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. 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, 301-372-8766 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 10-10:45 a.m. Dec. 7 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. 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 301-375-7375.

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. 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 301-645-1395. 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, 301-753-6335, or Deb­bie, 301-932-4920. 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. 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 Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Cen­ter, 8730 Mitchell Road. Mu­sic stu­dents are se­lected to present per­for­mances. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, 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. Event is a ben­e­fit for Peace Lutheran Church. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. chesa­peake­choral.com or call 301-642-0594. JobSource 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 301-3757375.

Re­mem­ber the ‘60s will be 2-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Test your trivia knowl­edge of artists, tunes, song lyrics and al­bum art­work. Ages 55 and older. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-6452864. 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. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. 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-ori­ent- ed, 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 vicki. bel­let@com­cast.net and put “Boost­ers” in the sub­ject line.

Fri­day, Dec. 9

VCon­nec­tions will host Cof­fee Break for Women Veterans 9 a.m. Fri­days at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Dis­cover the re­sources and sup­port avail­able to you through VCon­nec­tions. 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. 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. 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 present 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 per- for­mance 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 South- ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Cen­ter, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM’s 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 bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/the-arts/mu­sic/ Chorale-and-Cham­berChoir/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 301-888-1888. Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary

of Post 82 will hold roast pork or fried shrimp din­ner 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain High­way, La Plata. Menu will in­clude roast pork $12 or fried shrimp $15, mashed pota­toes, sauer­kraut, ap­ples and corn­bread. Pub­lic wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221 or go to

www.al­post82.org.

Satur­day, Dec. 10

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art

Cen­ter will host Hol­i­day Trail 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org or call 301-743-5159. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Man­ag­ing Emo­tions 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 10 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. Mar­garet Brent Mid­dle School Re­lay For Life Team

will hold An­nual Hol­i­day Bazaar 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the school, 29675 Point Look­out Road, Me­chan­icsville. There will be ven­dors, crafters, door prizes, raf­fles, silent auc­tion, baked goods, meet and greet Santa (bring cam­eras). All funds raised will sup­port St. Mary’s County Re­lay For Life. Ta­ble rental cost is $30 plus raf­fle dona­tion. To re­serve a ta­ble or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Danielle Welch, 301-672-0891 or email daniellemwelch@ aol.com. James E. Rich­mond Science

Cen­ter will host Win­ter­fest 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Cen­ter, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. Tick­ets avail­able on­line and at door. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ccboe.com/ sci­ence­cen­ter or call 301934-7464. Na­tional Colo­nial Farm at

Piscataway Park will host an­nual Win­ter’s Eve 4-8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. Event will fea­ture sea­sonal 18th cen­tury in­ter­pre­ta­tion and mer­ri­ment in­clud­ing car­ol­ing by the fire. Free gen­eral ad­mis­sion. All pro­ceeds from event sup­port Na­tional Colo­nial Farm’s ed­u­ca­tion and in­ter­pre­ta­tion pro­grams. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-283-2113 or go to www.ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org/events/win­ters-eve.

Hospice of Charles County will host Pan­cake Break­fast with Santa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Wal­dorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Event will fea­ture a pan­cake break­fast, pic­tures with Santa, or­na­ment dec­o­rat­ing, face paint­ing, craft and hol­i­day ven­dors, silent auc­tion, mu­sic, Christ­mas trees, wreath and poin­set­tia sales, and ma­gi­cian for all ages. Tick­ets $5. For tick­ets, ven­dor op­por­tu­ni­ties or more in­for­ma­tion, call Michelle, 301-861-5315, or go to www.hos­pice­ofcharle­scounty.org.

Po­tomac Heights Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment Ladies Aux­il­iary will host Cook­ies and Co­coa with Santa, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 73 Gly­mont Road, In­dian Head. A pic­ture with Santa, in­clud­ing a cookie, cup of co­coa, salt dough or­na­ment and game tick­ets will be $5. The McConchie One Room

School will be open for tours 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 10 dur­ing the Kris Kringle Christ­mas Mar­ket at the Charles County Fair­grounds.

Maxwell Hall will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10-11 as part of the Charles County Hol­i­day Trail tour. The house is lo­cated at 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hugh­esville. Dec­o­rated by the Hugh­esville Gar­den Club in the theme of Hol­i­day Movies, scenes from It’s a Won­der­ful Life, Christ­mas Carol, Po­lar Ex­press, White Christ­mas, Elf and Blue Christ­mas will be de­picted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. hugh­esvil­le­gar­den­club.org or www.charle­scoun­ty­hol­i­day­trail.org. So­ci­ety for the Restora­tion of Port To­bacco will present His­toric Port To­bacco Vil­lage Hol­i­day Trail tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the vil­lage, 8430 Com­merce St. Re­opens 6-8 p.m. both days for candlelight tours. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mary Fen­ton, 301-375-7892 or email Joyce Ede­len, keechjoyce@aol.com. Gin­ger­bread House Work­shop will be 10:30 a.m.noon Dec. 10 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 6-11. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-9349001.

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