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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 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, 301-758-3082 or carol.cox@ gmail.com; or Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer, 301372-8766 or mkriemelmeyer@me.com. South­ern Mary­land Brain In­jury Sup­port Group meets 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, 301-753-6335, or Debbie, 301-932-4920.

Fri­day, Jan. 13

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 potato 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. Learn about Po­lar Bears their habi­tats and do a po­lar ex­per­i­ment. Ages 9-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301645-1395.

Ad­ven­ture Yoga will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. At this yoga ses­sion we’ll talk about Poké­mon char­ac­ters and Poké­mon ad­ven­tures. 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. Reg­is­tra­tion 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 fun­filled 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 301-7433040. Ask the Com­puter Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Jan. 14 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann

Drive, In­dian Head. Drop in and ask our res­i­dent ex­pert. 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 a cooler. Pay­ment by cash, check, Visa or Master­card with 10 per­cent buyer’s pre­mium. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Thomas Hoff­man, 301-6437798 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. 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 learn­topaint2016@gmail.com.

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. Bring non-per­ish­able food items for Help­ing Hands Food Bank in South- ern Mary­land. Tick­ets $20 per per­son; chil­dren un­der 12 ad­mit­ted free with paid adult. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-7373004 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 301-274-3522, 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 301-645-6331.

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. A pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer will present 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 301-645-2864.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 6-6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. 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 8:309:30 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 he­len@lead­er­ship­somd.org 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. Writ­ers of all lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence wel­come. A dif­fer­ent writ­ing chal­lenge will be ex­plored at each ses- sion. 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. 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. All ages. Call 301-645-1395.

Fi­nan­cial Fit­ness will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn how to stop strug­gling and take own­er­ship of your money. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Nathaniel New­sted, 301-752-4970 or email n2teach­ing01@ gmail.com.

Thurs­day, Jan. 19

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will hold Win­ter Grad­u­a­tion Com­mence­ment 6:30 p.m. Jan 19 at the col­lege, La Plata Cam­pus, Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (PE) Build­ing, 8730 Mitchell Road. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www. csmd.edu/com­mence­ment. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301645-6331.

Na­tional Ac­tive and Re­tired Fed­eral Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion, Chap­ter 1972, will meet 12:30

p.m. Jan. 19 at Mid-At­lantic Seafood Restau­rant, 3331 Plaza Way, Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301645-3077. JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 19 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.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:4511:15 a.m. Jan. 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395.

What is Hospice? will be 1011:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., In­dian Head. Top­ics in­clude: what is hospice, myths and truths of hospice care, griev­ing coun­sel­ing ser­vices, costs and more. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

Mo­bile Vet­er­ans Cen­ter will be lo­cated 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Cen­ter pro­vides el­i­gi­ble vet­er­ans with read­just­ment coun­sel­ing ser­vices such as in­di­vid­ual, fam­ily and group coun­sel­ing, be­reave­ment coun­sel­ing, mil­i­tary sex­ual trauma coun­sel­ing, out­reach and ed­u­ca­tion, sub­stance abuse re­fer­rals, em­ploy­ment re­fer­rals and VBA ben­e­fits ex­pla­na­tion and re­fer­rals. Call 301-6451395.

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