Cal­en­dar of events

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 301638-3194.

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 Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or com­stockel@aol.com.

Thurs­day, Jan. 5

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.

Frack­ing in Mary­land and Pre-Trial Ju­di­cial Re­form: Pub­lic in­for­ma­tion and ad­vo­cacy train­ing ses­sion will be held 7-9 p.m. Jan. 5 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Room BI104, 8730 Mitchell Road. Event will open dis­cus­sion re­gard­ing these two im­por­tant is­sues, both sched­uled to be con­sid­ered by the Mary­land leg­is­la­ture dur­ing the up­com­ing ses­sion. Free to at­tend. Spon­sored by Calvert In­ter­faith Coun­cil, Ch­e­sa­peake Cli­mate Ac­tion Net­work, Mary­land Al­liance for Ju­di­cial Re­form, and Patux­ent Friends (Quaker) Meet­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. patux­ent­friends.org.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 a.m. Jan. 5 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.

Clark Cen­ter Book Dis­cus­sion will be 1-2 p.m. Jan. 5 at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “In­side the O’Briens” by Lisa Gen­ova will be dis­cussed. Call La Plata li­brary, 301-9349001.

Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club will meet 2-3 p.m. Jan. 5 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 sci­ence project to learn about anatomy of the hand. Ages 5-9. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Craft Night: Paint Chip Cal­en­dar will be 6-7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Don’t spend money on a new 2017 cal­en­dar, when you can make your own unique and re­us­able one. We’ll use paint chips and scrap book­ing ma­te­rial to cre­ate a per­son­al­ized cal­en­dar that will be per­fect for your fridge or cork board. Ages 18 and older. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Pete the Cat Ex­trav­a­ganza will be 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Pete the Cat is the coolest dude around. Join us for rockin’ sto­ries, games and crafts. Ages

2-11. Call 301-375-7375.

Life-Sized Games will be 6-7 p.m. Jan. 5 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal- dorf. Play a dif­fer­ent life­sized game each month. This month Con­nect 4 will be played. All ages. Call 301-645-2864. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal- dorf. 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, Jan. 6

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 293 will hold Souper Soup Night 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. All you can eat. Ap­prox­i­mately 20 do­nated soups will be avail­able. DJ Ron will pro­vide mu­sic. Cost $9. Call 301-645-6331. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Seafood Din­ner fea­tur­ing oys­ters 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Satur­day, Jan. 7

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post

238 will hold Skeet and Turkey Shoot Jan. 7 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Skeet shoot signup 7 a.m.; shoot starts 9 a.m. Turkey shoot signup 11 a.m.; shoot starts 1 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522, or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Wal­dorf Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month will be “self-se­lected poetry.” Share a fa­vorite poem or two with the group. Orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions wel- comed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Ask the Com­puter Guys will be 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Do you have questions about how to use your new de­vice or have other IT questions? Come ask our res­i­dent ex­perts. First come, first served. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6451395.

Mon­day, Jan. 9

James E. Rich­mond Sci­ence Cen­ter will host Our Sky Tonight 7-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at

the Cen­ter, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. Join us the first Mon­day of each month for a sky show high­light­ing the month’s fea­tured con­stel­la­tions, stars and plan­ets. Pro­gram will be held the sec­ond Mon­day for hol­i­days. Free; no ticket re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ccboe.com/sci­ence­cen­ter or call 301-934-7464.

Rais­ing Read­ers will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Reg­is­ter for this spe­cial story time se­ries. In reg­is­ter­ing, par­ents are agree­ing to bring their child to a limited-at­ten­dance stor y time that en­cour­ages lan­guage skills as well as early lit­er­acy. Group sizes will be limited. Ages 2-3. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-934-9001. Span­ish Con­ver­sa­tional Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m.

Jan. 9 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Prac­tice speak­ing, dis­cover new phrases and learn verb con­ju­ga­tions. Ba­sic Span­ish vo­cab­u­lary and con­ju­ga­tion skills re­quired. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. In­tro­duc­tion to Find­ing

Grants will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Are you new to the field of grant seek­ing? Dis­cover what fun­ders are look­ing for in non­prof­its seek­ing grants and how to find po­ten­tial fun­ders. There will be hands on train­ing on how to use Foun­da­tion Direc­tory On­line, a database of over 140,000 grant mak­ers. Lap­tops pro­vided on first come, first served ba­sis. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Off the Hook Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Be­gin­ning to ad­vanced crafters share ba­sic stitches and tech­niques. Bring your own yarn and nee­dles. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-375-7375. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Meet­ing 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331.

Tues­day, Jan. 10

Fam­ily Yoga will be 10-11 a.m. Jan. 10 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. 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 ages 4-9 and their par­ents, grand­par­ents and care­givers. Call 301-9349001.

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