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 301-638-3194.
Kiwanis of Waldorf meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at 7:30-8:30 am at the Comfort Suites, 11765 Business Park Drive, Waldorf. Learn about what is happening in the community and volunteering opportunities available to build ramps, support children activities, and other community needs. After the meeting, there is breakfast for $5. To be a speaker, contact Programs Chair Carol Cox at 301-758-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Millie Kriemelmeyer at 301-3728766 or email@example.com. Wednesday, Jan. 11
Family Yoga will be 10-11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Get ready to have fun, get energized, and mimic nature and the world around you using your body in this fun introduction to Yoga for children. Open to children ages 4-9 and their caregivers. Call 301-375-7375.
Clases de Computadoras en Español will be 2-3 p.m. Jan. 11 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. El curso de computadoras esta diseñado para que aprendas en una forma rápida y cómoda como usar el internet, abrir y crear correos electrónicos, buscar trabajo, enviar Resumés y otros. Todas las clases son gratuitas. Para más información pregunta por Ivette. Ages 16 and older. Call 301645-1395.
Crafty Kids: Fun with Food will be 6-7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn how to use ordinary food to make extraordinary works of art. We will use food as our paintbrushes to create art. Children will touch, but not consume, raw fruits and vegetables during this program. Ages 4-11. Call 301-375-7375.
Waldorf West Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Join in for a fun evening of hooks and needles. Beginners must know how to single crochet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own supplies. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Pomonkey. All alumni and friends invited. For information, call Philip Thomas, 301751-1823. Thursday, Jan. 12
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, 301-7536335, or Debbie, 301-932-4920.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301645-6331.
JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. Center offers employment, reemployment and employers services. ADA accessible. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.
Imaginative Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 a.m. Jan. 12 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.
What is Hospice? will be 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Charles County Hospice will present an information session on hospice services. Topics include: what is hospice, myths and truths of hospice care, grieving counseling services, costs and more. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-2864.
Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Learn and actively participate in the filmmaking process. Every week, participants will progressively go through the process of writing scripts, pre-produc- tion, filming, and post production of movies. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 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. La Plata Adult Book Discussion will be 7-8 p.m. Jan. 12 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. This month “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo 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. Jan. 12 at La Plata Police Station, 101 La Grange Ave. Bones For Beginners, Part II. Archaeologist Jim Gibb will conduct a hands on workshop using mammal road kill specimens to review anatomy and distinguishing features of mammal bones. Open to public. No fee to attend. Participants may bring bones they have collected for identification. For more information, go to ccarchsoc.blogspot.com.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Lasagna Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
VFW Post 8810 will hold Steak Dinner 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Served with pota- to and vegetable buffet, salad, roll and dessert. Cost $15. Call 301-645-6331. Mad 4 Science: Polar Bears will be 2-4 p.m. Jan. 13 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Join us to learn about Polar Bears their habitats and do a polar experiment. Then create your very own polar bear craft that you can take home and keep. Ages 9-11. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
Adventure Yoga will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. At this special yoga session we’ll talk about our favorite Pokémon characters and Pokémon adventures. We’ll make a Pokémon craft that you can take home and we’ll do yoga like a Pokémon. Ages 4-9. Call 301-645-2864.
Minecraft for Kids will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Bring a friend for an evening of Minecraft building and Creepers. Library will provide the building challenges. Regis- tration required. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-934-9001. Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pitch card party 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the station, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. Light refreshments will be sold. Call 301-888-1888.
American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.3 p.m. Jan. 13 at Residence Inn Marriott, National Harbor, Harbor Room, 192 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter
“Residence Inn National Harbor”. American Legion Auxiliary
of Post 82 will hold Pork or Shrimp Dinner 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu will include roast pork or fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, apples, and cornbread. Cost $12 pork; $15 shrimp. Public welcome. For more information, call 301-934-8221.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Indian Head Black Box Theatre will present A Night of Jazz with Energico Jazz Band 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Smooth jazz sounds, light refreshments, silent auction, and fun-filled evening. Tickets $25 at the door. All proceeds from performance will support Empact Ministries Outreach Program. For information, call 240-441-5985 or 301266-6171, or go to www. empactministries.org. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org or call 301-743-3040.
Artists’ Reception will be 2-4 p.m. Jan. 14 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Come meet the artists of Waldorf West Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.
Ask the Computer Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Jan. 14 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Do you have questions about how to use your new device or have other IT questions? Drop in and ask our resident expert. First come, first served. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-375-7375.
Paws to Read will be 2:15-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Program designed to help children improve reading skills and confidence while having fun reading to certified therapy dogs. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 301-934-9001. Hughesville Volunteer Fire/ EMS Department will host a grocery auction 5 p.m.
Jan. 14 at the station, 15245 Prince Frederick Road, Hughesville. Doors open 4 p.m. Items will be offered in small and/or large lots. Bring cooler. Payment by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard with 10 percent buyer’s premium. For more information, call Thomas Hoffman, 301-643-7798 or 301-274-4488, or go to www.farrellauctionservice.com. Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at Immaculate Conception Church, hall behind church, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville. Business meeting will be followed by painting a Tracy Moreau project “A Touch of Asia” led by Leslie Cates. Guests welcome; contact us for supply information if you would like to paint on the date of your visit. For more information, go to www.smdpaint.org or contact Garnett Joy, 301884-2835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Jan. 15
American Legion Post 238 will host a bluegrass concert 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at the post, corner of Maryland Route 381 and 231, Hughesville. Doors open at noon. Event will feature music by Lonesome River Band and Fall Line Bluegrass Band. Dinner specials will be available for purchase prior to show. Please bring non-perishable food items for Helping Hands Food Bank in Southern Maryland. Tickets $20 per person; children under 12 admitted free with paid adult. For tickets or more information, call 301737-3004 or go to www. americanlegionbluegrass.com. American Legion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Jan. 15 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.
Charles County Youth Orchestra, Encore Strings and Encore Band will hold a concert 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road Waldorf. Event will feature Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as well as other band and orchestra favorites. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.ccyo.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
VFW Post 8810 will hold Members Meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-6456331.
eReader Drop-in will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. Jan. 17 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 served. All ages. Call 301-934-9001.
Business Analysis will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. From identifying and analyzing potential projects to making sure that the final objects meets the requirements you identify, you’ll learn techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way. We’ll cover the role of the business analyst, building a business case, communication requirements, business rules, agreement and meeting requirements. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
Get Organized! will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Join us as our local professional organizer presents tips and tricks on decluttering and organizing. We will discuss where and how to get started, what process to use for success, tips to stay organized, and ways disorganization can cost you money and relationships. A 30 minute Q and A session will follow. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-6452864.
Imaginative Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 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. Leadership Southern
Maryland (LSM) will host an informal breakfast meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Zekiah Technologies, Suite G, 103 Centennial St, La Plata. Potential candidates are invited to learn more about the benefits of LSM. Board, alumni and class 2017 members will be available to share information about the LSM Executive Program and application process. RSVP is requested to attend. To RSVP, contact Helen Mattingly Wernecke at email@example.com or call 240-725-5469. For more information, go to www.leadershipsomd.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Creative Writers Workshop will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Writers of all levels of experience welcome. A different writing challenge will be explored at each session. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-934-9001. Waldorf West Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Join in for a fun evening of hooks and needles. Beginners must know how to single crochet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own supplies. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.
Family Game Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 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 try out the chess boards and Snap Circuits kits. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.