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.
Pomfret Way-of-Life Al-Anon Family Group
and Alateen will meet 8 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph Church, 4950 Saint Joseph Way, Pomfret. Al-Anon and Alateen are fellowships of relatives and friends of alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen is part of Al-Anon, but the meetings are separate. For more information, go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.
Kiwanis of Waldorf meets Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites, 11765 Business Park Drive, Waldorf. 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. email@example.com; or Millie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 301-753-6335, or Debbie, 301-932-4920.
Friday Nighters Al-Anon Family Group will meet 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Lifestream Church Of The Nazarene, 5105 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. No Alateen meeting. Al-Anon and Alateen are fellowships of relatives and friends of alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. For more information, go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.
Maryland Choral Society will hold a citrus fruit sale fundraiser through Feb. 22. Order pick-up will be 2-7 p.m. Feb. 24 or 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 25 at Bethany Christian Church, 7128 Allentown Road, Fort Washington. To place a fruit order, go to www.lbg.org; enter account number “MD11224”. For more information, contact Ms. Nancy, 301643-8882 or email email@example.com.
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 session. 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 librar y, 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 301-6451395.
Financial Fitness Class will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Waldorf West library, group room 3, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Winter Graduation Commencement at the College of Southern Maryland will be held 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 301-6456331.
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 301-6453077.
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 10:45-11:15 a.m. Jan. 19 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.
What is Hospice? will be 10-11:30 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 librar y, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Center provides eligible veterans with
readjustment counseling services, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse referrals, employment referrals and VBA benefits explanation and referrals. Call 301-645-1395. Art Exploration: Fun with Matisse will be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. Attendees will learn about Matisse and what made his art so unique. Ages 6-14. Registration required. Call 301-3757375.
Family Fort Night will be 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Bring your own blankets or use some of ours to make your own reading fort. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.
La Plata CTE will be 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Look into the world of Career and Technology Education presented by students. Teaching Academy of Maryland, Career Research & Development, Fire & Rescue Institute of MD, Project Lead the Way Engineering and Project Lead the Way BioMedical students from La Plata and McDonough High Schools. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-934-9001.
Pajama Storytime will be 7-7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. This month’s theme is “Dogs.” Ages 4-9. Call 301-645-2864.
Friday, Jan. 20
American Legion Post
238 will hold Grilled Steak Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For more
information, call 301-2743522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold Owl Prowl at the Elms field trip 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Elms Environmental Education Center, 49300 St. James Road, Dameron. Dress for weather; avoid “noisy” clothing. Event is weather dependent. To RSVP or for more information, contact Bob Boxwell, 410610-5124 or email@example.com.
Harry White Wilmer Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib dinner 5-7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the post, 6330 North Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu includes half slab of ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $12. Public welcome. For more information, call 301-934-8221 or go to www.alpost82.org.
AMVETS Post 13 will hold Chicken Enchiladas Dinner 6-8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.
Port Tobacco Players will stage “Don’t Dress For
Dinner” Fridays-Sundays through Feb. 5 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Show times 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Opening night drawing Jan. 20. Production is a benefit for Conservancy for Charles County. Tickets $18 adults; $15 students, seniors and military. Reservations required. To make a reser vation or for more information, call 301-932-6819 or go to www.ptplayers.com.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Indian Head Black Box Theatre will present Comedy With A Cause 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Show will feature comedians Shahryar Rizvi and Marcus Brown. Event will benefit local charities. Tickets $20 at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/2736167. For more information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org or call 301-7433040. Charles County Youth Orchestra will hold mid-year auditions for all ensembles Jan. 21. To schedule an audition or for more information, email Anne Marie Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ccyo.com. VFW Post 8810 will hold
Texas Hold-em Tournament 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at VFW Post 8810/American Legion Post 293, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Sign up 5:45 p.m. $100 buy-in. Call 301-645-6331.
I Spy a Constellation will be 2-3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Learn all about constellations and make your very own viewers to scan the sky. Ages 6-11. Call 301-375-7375.
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland will hold Charity Bowling Fund Raiser 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Esperanza Lanes, Esperanza Shopping Center, 22654 Three Notch Road, California. Funds raised stay in the community. All are invited. Sponsorships available. To volunteer, sponsor or register, email Gretchen Hardman at email@example.com, call 240-670-4483, or go to www.cfsomd.org. For more information, email Georgeanne Aist at Georgeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Jan. 22
American Legion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Jan. 22 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.
Monday, Jan. 23
Planning Commission public hearing ZTA 16-144 will be Jan. 23 at Charles County Government Building, Commissioners’ meeting room, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. For more information, contact Clerk to the Planning Commission, Theresa Pickeral, at 301-638-2409 or PickerTh@CharlesCountyMD.gov. College of Southern Maryland will hold production auditions 6-8 p.m. Jan 23-24 at the college, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM will hold open auditions for those 18 and older for its winter productions, including Cause Theatre’s “9 Parts of Desire” and the Renaissance Festival’s “Shadowlands.” Performers should prepare a one-minute monologue. Performances will take place between March 16 and April 23. For informa- tion, contact Keith Hight at email@example.com or 301-934-7827. Sons of The American
Legion Squadron 82 will sponsor American Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. To schedule your donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS or go to www. redcrossblood.org. For more information, call the post, 301-934-8221. Spanish Conversational
Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 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.
Charles County Department of Social Services will sponsor “Human Trafficking
in High Definition” assembly 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Servants Christ Dome on New Life Church Campus, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata. Event will be facilitated by Marlene Carson, a former trafficking victim and nationally-recognized subject matter expert regarding sex trafficking. Program will educate parents and children regarding how to recognize traffickers and shares prevention methods to protect our community. Event is free. Open to public. To register, go to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite. com/e/human-trafficking-in-high-definition-tickets-30932192019?aff=efbnreg. For more information, contact Maurice Butler, Assistant Director for Administration at the Charles County Department of Social Services, at maurice.butler@maryland. gov.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
American Legion Post 293 will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
History of Tea will be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Celebrate Hot Tea Month. Learn about the history of tea as you taste various hot teas. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-2864.