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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@smd­heat.org; or go to www.smd-heat.org.

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.

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. Com­pli­men­tary 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. Dec. 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.

Wed­nes­day, Dec. 28

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 com­pli­men­tary 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, 301-372-8766 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. 28. Call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org.

Fam­ily Yoga will be 10-10:45 a.m. Dec. 28 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. In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter Book Dis­cus­sion will be 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 28 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. The book “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen will be dis­cussed. Call Po­tomac li­brary, 301-375-7375.

Don’t Pop the Present will be 2-3 p.m. Dec. 28 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Got awe­some wrap­ping skills? Prove it by wrap­ping a bal­loon with­out pop­ping it. It’s a lot harder than you think. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375. An­n­marie Gar­den in Lights, Mil­i­tary Night will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 28 at An­n­marie Sculp­ture Gar­den & Arts Cen­ter, 13480 Dow­ell Road, Dow­ell. Event is a sea­sonal ex­pres­sion of Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land’s com­mit­ment to veter­ans. Free ad­mis­sion for veter­ans and ac­tive duty ser­vice mem­bers (with valid ID) and two guests. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.an­n­mar­ie­gar­den.org/an­n­marie2/con­tent/arts­fest-artist-list.

Thurs­day, Dec. 29

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 301934-8221.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.

Life-Sized Games will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Play a dif­fer­ent life-sized game each month. This month Man­cala will be played. All ages. Call 301-375-7375. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 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.

Fri­day, Dec. 30

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. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Roast Beef Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Satur­day, Dec. 31

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82 will host New Year’s Eve Bingo 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeu­vres will be served. Ad­mis­sion $50. Reg­is­tra­tion and cash pre­pay­ment at the Post noon-8 p.m daily. Pub­lic wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-751-3032.

Tues­day, Jan. 3

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.

VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iary will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter of­fers em­ploy­ment, reem­ploy­ment and em­ploy­ers ser­vices. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Li­brary pro­vides the ed­u­ca­tional toys for this in­ter­ac­tive play ses­sion. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by par­ent or care­giver. Sign in at chil­dren’s desk. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.

An­ime Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Spend time with your Otaku broth­ers and sis­ters. Bring your manga to share, en­joy Pocky, watch an an­ime and per­fect your manga draw­ings. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Charles County An­tique Arts As­so­ci­a­tion will meet 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at Charles County So­cial Ser­vices Build­ing, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. Pro­gram ti­tle will be “Faith & To­bacco.” Franklin Robin­son, Archives Spe­cial­ist at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Amer­i­can His­tory in Washington, D.C., will give a pre­sen­ta­tion based on his lat­est book, “Faith & To­bacco,” which in­ter­twines the his­tory, re­li­gion and to­bacco grow­ing in South­ern Mary­land. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Melinda Brown, 240-271-9838.

Wed­nes­day, Jan. 4

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 293 will hold a mem­ber meet­ing 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331. South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold its monthly meet­ing 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 4 at Mat­ta­woman Mid­dle School, Me­dia Cen­ter, 10145 Berry Road, Wal­dorf. Min­gling and re­fresh­ments 7 p.m. Join us as our 2016 schol­ar­ship win­ner shares her once in a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence while at­tend­ing the Field Or­nithol­ogy pro­gram last June. Teach­ers who are con­sid­er­ing mak­ing ap­pli­ca­tion for our 2017 schol­ar­ship can get first hand in­for­ma­tion about this op­por­tu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact L ynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or com­stockel@aol.com.

Thurs­day, Jan. 5

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand-

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