Calendar of events
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Derico Prout, email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.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, 301-372-8766 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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 email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.