Calendar of events
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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 email@example.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 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. 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 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. 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.