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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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.

Fri­day, Dec. 16

VCon­nec­tions will host Cof­fee Break for Women Vet­er­ans 9 a.m. Fri­days at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet with fel­low women vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity. Dis­cuss con­cerns and needs. Dis­cover the re­sources and sup­port avail­able to you through VCon­nec­tions. Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

Port To­bacco Play­ers presents Ir ving Ber­lin’s “White Christ­mas” 8 p.m. Dec. 16-17 and 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata. Based on the beloved, time­less film, this heart­warm­ing mu­si­cal adap­ta­tion fea­tures seven­teen Ir ving Ber­lin songs. White Christ­mas is an up­lift­ing mu­si­cal for the whole fam­ily. Cost $18 adults; $15 se­niors, stu­dents and mil­i­tary. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. pt­play­ers.com or call box of­fice, 301932-6819.

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 301-274-3522 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 443-277-0197. 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 301-934-8221 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 301-743-3040.

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. Chil­dren will join choir for a num­ber of songs. Santa plans to 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 info@tcysb.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 dona- tion 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, 301-392-5801, 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. Look­ing for a unique gift to give this hol­i­day sea­son? Join us to learn about ther­mo­dy­nam­ics as we make bright col­or­ful melted crayon bookmarks. Ages 6-18. Call 301-375-7375. In­dian Head Black Box Theatre

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 301-6456331. 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 301-2743522, 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 301-743-3040.

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 blue­ber- r y 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. Mon­day, Dec. 19 Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold Fall Art Show through Jan. 7, 2017 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Four sep­a­rate gallery spaces on two floors. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scount­yarts.org or call 301-392-5900. Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30

a.m. Mon­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. Spon­sored by Chick-fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices

Bureau 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 301-6451837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org. 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. Sup­port Scout­ing and Shop La Plata. Call 443-277-0197. Tues­day, Dec. 20 Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 to help youth ages 16-24 fo­cus on pre­par­ing for work, col­lege or trade school, man­ag­ing fi­nances and pre­par­ing for the adult world. Call 301645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org. White Rabbit’s Color Sci­ence Storytime will be 11 a.m.noon Dec. 20 at Po­tomac Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., In­dian Head. Preschool­ers join us for a spe­cial storytime where we will read a book and do color sci­ence ex­per­i­ments. Ages 2-5. Call 301-375-7375.

eReader Drop-in will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. Dec. 20 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Learn how to use your eReader de­vice to ac­cess free li­brary eBooks us­ing Over­drive. Drop in with your own de­vice. First come, first ser ved. All ages. Call 301934-9001.

Fam­ily Craft Night will be 6-7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place.

Spend fam­ily time to­gether cre­at­ing sim­ple craft projects. This month we will make picture frames out of Pop­si­cle sticks. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. St. Charles High School

will present Or­ches­tra Con­cert 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the school, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. Per­for­mance will fea­ture the St. Charles String and Cham­ber Or­ches­tras. Ad­mis­sion is free. Pub­lic in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, call David Monk, 240-682-2036. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 21

Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 3365 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com- pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. Spon­sored by Chick-fil-A. 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. 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, 301-3728766 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. 21. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Fam­ily Yoga will be 1010:45 a.m. Dec. 21 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Young chil­dren are in­tro­duced to yoga in a play­ful and imag­i­na­tive way. Have fun, get en­er­gized, and

mimic na­ture and the world around you us­ing your own body. Open to chil­dren and their par­ents, grand­par­ents and care­givers. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.

Fam­ily Game Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with fam­ily and friends play­ing new and clas­sic board games like Candy Land, Check­ers, Scater­gories, Pic­tionary and more. Or you can tr y out the chess boards and Snap Cir­cuits kits. All ages. Call 301-645-1395. Thurs­day, Dec. 22 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. Sea­sonal Salt Dough

Or­na­ments will be 3-4 p.m. Dec. 22 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Chil­dren and care­givers can come and de­light their senses while cre­at­ing fes­tive hol­i­day or­na­ments with col­or­ful, scented salt dough. Each par­tic­i­pant can keep what they make. All ages. Call 301-645-2864. Ginger­bread House Work­shop will be 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Wal­dorf West li­brar y, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. At­ten­dees will dec­o­rate pre-made “ginger­bread houses” (gra­ham crack­ers fash­ioned around a milk car­ton to re­sem­ble a ginger­bread house) us­ing candy and ic­ing. Ic­ing and gra­ham crack­ers will be pro­vided by the li­brary. In reg­is­ter­ing, at­ten­dees agree to bring a bag of candy with them to share with other dec­o­ra­tors. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn the ba­sics or de­velop your skills in cro­chet­ing or knit­ting. Bring your own sup­plies. For be­gin­ners, bring skein of yarn and “J” cro­chet hook or size

8 or 9 knit­ting nee­dles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331. Fri­day, Dec. 23

VCon­nec­tions will host Cof­fee Break for Women Vet­er­ans 9 a.m. Fri­days at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet with fel­low women vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity. Dis­cuss con­cerns and needs. Dis­cover the re­sources and sup­port avail­able to you through VCon­nec­tions. Com­pli­men­tar y cup of cof­fee avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. vcon­nec­tions.org. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238

will hold Pork Chop Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Boy Scout Troop 1814 of La Plata will sell Christ­mas trees 4-8 p.m. Nov. 23 next to the Bal­dus Build­ing at 115 Charles Street, La Plata. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Satur­day. Sup­port Scout­ing and Shop La Plata. Call 443-277-0197. Mon­day, Dec. 26

Vcon­nec­tions will hold a cof­fee break 9-10:30 a.m. Mon­day morn­ings at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity while en­joy­ing a com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. Spon­sored by Chick-fil-A. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. Tues­day, Dec. 27 Charles County Arts Al­liance will hold Fall Art Show through Jan. 7, 2017 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Four sep­a­rate gallery spacews on two floors. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. charle­scount­yarts.org or call 301-392-5900.

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