Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, Dec. 14
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, email@example.com, or Derico Prout, firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.smd-heat.org.
Free Identity Theft Information Workshop will be held 6-7 p.m. Dec. 14 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. 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. 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 carol. 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. 14. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail email@example.com.
Family Yoga will be 10-10:45 a.m. Dec. 14 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, grandparents and caregivers. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.
An Early American Christmas will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec.14 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. 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 301934-9001.
Crafty Kids: Holiday Ornament Workshop will be 6-7 p.m. Dec.14 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Create one of a kind ornaments for the holidays. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375.
Charles County Local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council will meet 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Charles County Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. Open to public. For more information, call Monica Rosier, 301-609-6609.
St. Charles High School will present Choir Concert 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the school, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Performance will feature traditional, contemporar y and a cappella choirs.
Admission is free. Public invited. For more information, call David Monk, 240-682-2036.
Thursday, Dec. 15
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.
JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Center offers employment, reemployment and employers services. ADA accessible. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.
50th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be 6-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in true Dr. Seuss style. Come dressed like a Whoville citizen and watch the movie and do Grinch activities. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.
Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Comic Book Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Games, trivia, activities, discussion, and swap. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395.
Charles County Government will present Lunch Time Concert Series noon-1 p.m. Dec. 15 at Charles County Government Building, Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. The event will feature Maurice J. McDonough High School’s “Madrigal Lords and Ladies.” Lunch will not be provided; you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Public invited. If you have musical talent you would like to share for the Lunch Time Concert Series, contact Kim Pelczar, 301645-0563 or at PelczarK@CharlesCountyMD.gov.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.
St. Charles High School will present Band Concert 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the school, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Performance will feature the St. Charles Concert and Symphonic Bands and a dramatic reading of Clement Moore’s “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Admission is free. Public invited. For more information, call David Monk, 240-682-2036.
Friday, Dec. 16
VConnections will host Coffee Break for Women Veterans 9 a.m. Fridays at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. For more information, go to www. vconnections.org.
Port Tobacco Players presents Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” 8 p.m. Dec. 1617 and 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata. 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 Grilled Steak Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For more information, call 301-2743522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Boy Scout Troop 1814 of La Plata will sell Christmas trees
4-8 p.m. weeknights next to the Baldus Building at 115 Charles Street, La Plata. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Support Scouting and Shop La Plata. Call 443277-0197. Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 will hold roast beef dinner 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu will include roast beef, green beans, southwest corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $11. For more information, call 301934-8221 or go to www.alpost82.org. Indian Head Black Box
Theatre will hold Christmas Sing Along and Open Mic Night 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Tickets $10; cash only; at the door. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org or call 301-7433040.
AMVETS Post 13 will hold Chicken Pot Pie Dinner 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Dinner served with baked apple and ice cream. Cost $8. Call 301-645-6331.
Watermelon, Inc. and College of Southern Maryland Delta Psi Omega will present “Songs to Lift Your Spirit” Christmas show 7 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road. Event features adult and junior vocalists performing Christmas songs written prior to 1922. Santa will visit at end of show. Tickets $5, cash only at door; children 12 and under free. For more information, go to www.watermeloninc.org.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Managing Emotions 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 17 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Memorial Gardens and Friendship Pet Memorial Park will hold Christmas Tree of Remembrance Service 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf. Event is a way families can remember and honor loved ones during the holiday season while contributing to a good cause. A $6.00 donation places a ribbon with the name of a deceased loved one or beloved pet on the tree. Proceeds will be donated to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and Humane Society of Charles County. For more information, call the office, 301-932-8900.
Bel Alton CDC Fundraising Committee will hold Pre-Christmas Dance & Raffles starting 9 p.m. Dec. 17 at Sartik’s, 7670 Hawthorne Road, La Plata. Music by Joe Webb. Admission $12. For information, call Mary E. Whalen, 301-3925801, or Evelyn Farmer Brown, 240-416-1972.
Saturday STEM Club: Melted Crayon Bookmarks will be 2-3 p.m. Dec. 17 at Potomac Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. Ages 6-18. Call 301375-7375.
Indian Head Black Box Theatre will present Comedy With A Cause 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Event will feature comedian Marcus Brown. Tickets $20; at the door. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org or call 301-7433040.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Texas Hold-em Tournament 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Sign-up 5:45 p.m. $100 buy-in. Call 301-645-6331.
Sunday, Dec. 18
American Legion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Signup 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-274-3522, or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
Indian Head Black Box Theatre will present An Afternoon of Children’s Plays 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Event will feature Dr. Seuss’s “Sneeches” and “The Fisherman and His Wife.” Tickets $7 adults’ $5 children; available at the door. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org or call 301-7433040.
Knights of Columbus will host Sunday Breakfast 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown. Menu will include plain and blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy with biscuit, coffee and juice. Cost is free will donation. Proceeds benefit community charities. For more information, call Dale Rebarchick, 240-5383562.