Cal­en­dar of events

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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Send cal­en­dar events (at least two weeks in ad­vance, if pos­si­ble) to Com­mu­nity, 4475 Re­gency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, MD 20695. Email items to com­mu­nity@somd­news.com. In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions. On­go­ing

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. cox@gmail.com; or Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer, 301-372-8766 or mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

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 nan­cyaernest@gmail.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 n2teach­ing01@gmail.com.

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 bob­boxwell@hot­mail.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 an­nem­pat­ter­son@aol.com 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 donorser­vices@cf­somd.org, call 240-670-4483, or go to www.cf­somd.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Ge­orgeanne Aist at Ge­orgeanne.aist@lfg.com.

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 hhight@csmd.edu 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.

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