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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 for se­niors with de­men­tia and Alzheimer’s to re­lax and en­joy them­selves. 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. 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 what is hap­pen­ing in the com­mu­nity and how to help by vol­un­teer­ing ser­vices to build ramps, sup­port chil­dren ac­tiv­i­ties, and many other com­mu­nity needs. Break­fast af­ter meet­ing; cost $5. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Carol Cox, 301758-3082 or carol.cox@gmail.com.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82 will hold bingo on Thurs­days at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Early birds be­gin 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221. 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.

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. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mary­landdc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666. Try­outs for South­ern Mary­land Ve­loc­ity 13U travel base­ball team will be held 7:30 p.m. Fri­days at 8275 Old Leonard­town Road, Hugh­esville. The team will wel­come play­ers ev­ery Fri­day who wish to try­out un­til slots are filled. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.smd­ve­loc­ity.org or email smd­ve­loc­ity@aol.com.

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 Nancy at 301-643-8882 or nan­cyaernest@gmail.com. Em­ployer reg­is­tra­tion for CSM Tri-County Job and Ca­reer Fair is open through March 10. Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI Build­ing), Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road. Space is limited. Em­ployer reg­is­tra­tion fee $175. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.csmd.edu/job­fair or call 301-934-7569. Job seeker reg­is­tra­tion for CSM Tri-County Job and Ca­reer Fair opens Feb. 22 for area res­i­dents plan­ning to at­tend. Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI Build­ing), Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road. Reg­is­tra­tion is free and rec­om­mended. Go to www.csmd.edu/job­fair or call 301-9347569.

The Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 in Hugh­esville will host a Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. ev­ery Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Gary at 240-434-8490.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 8

Kids Craft Time will be 10-10:45 a.m. Feb. 8 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 4-9. Call 301-645-1395.

Fam­ily Yoga will be 10-11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Call 301-375-7375.

AARP Tax Aide will be 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. AARP Tax Aide cer­ti­fied vol­un­teers will pro­vide free tax prepa­ra­tion as­sis­tance to Charles County se­niors ages 60 and older. Call for an ap­point­ment.

In­come re­stric­tions ap­ply. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Clases de Com­puta­do­ras en

Es­pañol will be 2-3 p.m. Feb. 8 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 301-645-1395. Black His­tory Month Film Se­ries will be 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Drop in ev­ery Wed­nes­day in Fe­bru­ary as we cel­e­brate Black His­tory Month by watch­ing films and TV shows about African Amer- icans. We will watch Free An­gela and All Po­lit­i­cal Pris­on­ers, Feb. 8; Selma, Feb. 15; and Glory Road, Feb. 22. Ages 13 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Sil­hou­ette Stained Glass will be 6-7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Ages 6-11. Call 301-3757375. Young Fam­ily Food & Fun Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Young par­ents can meet with teen li­brar­i­ans to learn about re­sources the li­brary and county gov­ern­ment agen­cies of­fer that may help them and their chil­dren. Open to all par­ents ages 25 or younger and their chil­dren, birth-5. Call 301-645-1395. Beaded Wind Chimes For Valen­tine Day will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-9349001. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don- nell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Pomon­key High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will meet 1:30 p.m. Feb.8 at Met­ro­pol­i­tan United Methodist Church, 3385 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Church Road, Pomon­key. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Philip Thomas, 301-7511823. Univer­sity of Mary­land Ex­ten­sion will ac­cept regis­tra­tions through Feb. 15 for an­nual South­ern Mary­land Ur­ban Pest Man­age­ment Con­fer­ence to be held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 2 at Baden Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. Event will cover com­mer­cial pes­ti­cide ap­pli­ca­tor re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Mary­land (3A, 3C, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 and 10), Wash­ing­ton DC (3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 7E, 5, 6, 11, Mosquito) and Vir­ginia (3A, 6, 7A, 8, 10, 60) for struc­tural/in­sti­tu­tional, pub­lic health and or­na­ments/ turf/right-of-way. Cost $50 per per­son; in­cludes catered lunch. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to https://ex­ten­sion. umd.edu/charles-county/ events-1. For in­for­ma­tion about regis­tra­tions, con­tact El­iz­a­beth So­lis-McGarry, 301-934-5404 or email es­olismc@umd.edu. For in­for­ma­tion on con­fer­ence pro­gram or re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion cov­er­age, con­tact Herb Reed, 410-535-3662 or email hreed@umd.edu.

Thurs­day, Feb. 9

Autism Spec­trum Sup­port Group of South­ern Mary­land will host “Un­der­stand­ing Autism” train­ing noon-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, BI build­ing, room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road. Open to all law en­force­ment, fire­fight­ers, emer­gency ser­vice per­son­nel and other first re­spon­ders. Course is MPCTC, Cor­rec­tions, and MIEMSS cer­ti­fied, and sat­is­fies the state man­date that law en­force­ment be trained in the aware­ness of and strate­gies for ef­fec­tive in­ter­ac­tions with in­di­vid­u­als with autism and other in­tel­lec­tual and de­vel­op­men­tal dis­or­ders. Free; all ma­te­ri­als pro­vided. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// autism­sup­port-somd.org and click on “Law En­force­ment/First Re­spon­der Train­ing,” or call 240- 5618860. Autism Spec­trum Sup­port Group of South­ern Mary­land will host BE SAFE In­ter­ac­tive Movie Screen­ing 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary- land, La Plata Cam­pus, BI build­ing, room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road. Open to all teens and adults age 13 and older who are di­ag­nosed with autism or other in­tel­lec­tual or de­vel­op­men­tal dis­or­ders. Join us for a fun, non-threat­en­ing in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion with first re­spon­ders. Learn what to do when you en­counter the po­lice, learn to fol­low in­struc­tions, ask for help, and prac­tice safety ac­tiv­i­ties. Law en­force­ment of­fi­cers and other first re­spon­ders en­cour­aged to at­tend. Dis­abil­ity ser vice providers and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als wel­come to ob­serve. Free; all ma­te­ri­als pro­vided. Space is limited. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// autism­sup­port-somd.org and click on “BE SAFE In­ter­ac­tive Movie Screen­ings,” or call 240- 561-8860. Charles County Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mary­land will hold monthly meet­ing 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at La Plata Po­lice Dept., 101 La Grange Ave. Ar­chae­ol­ogy in Charles County: “Find­ing Josiah Hen­son.” Open to pub­lic. No fee. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to ccarch­soc.blogspot.com.

JobSource Mo­bile Ca­reer Cen­ter will be lo­cated 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. ADA ac­ces­si­ble. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-3757375.

Imag­i­na­tive Play Time will be 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:4511:15 a.m. Feb. 9 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 2-5. Call 301-645-1395. Black Lead­ers of Charles County will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. We’ll ex­plore the lives of Josiah Hen­son, Matthew Hen­son and Mor- gan Green as well as other prom­i­nent African Amer­i­cans from Charles County. Ages 6-11 and fam­i­lies. Call 301-645-2864. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and

Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Wal­dorf West CTE will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Look into the world of Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Ed­u­ca­tion pre­sented by the stu­dents who will be to­mor­row’s Ca­reer & Tech­nol­ogy lead­ers. Teach­ing Academy of Mary­land, Ca­reer Re­search & De­vel­op­ment, Fire & Res­cue In­sti­tute of MD, Project Lead the Way En­gi­neer­ing and Project Lead the Way BioMed­i­cal. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-1395. La Plata Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 7-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. This month “Vine­gar Girl: The Tam­ing of the Shrew Re­told” by Anne Tyler will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.

Fri­day, Feb. 10

Leadership South­ern

Mary­land (LSM) will host an in­for­mal break­fast meet­ing 8:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at

Zekiah Tech­nolo­gies, Suite G, 103 Cen­ten­nial St, La Plata. To RSVP, con­tact He­len Mat­tingly Wer­necke at he­len@lead­er­ship­somd. org or call 240-725-5469. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.lead­er­ship­somd. org. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Chicken Parme­san Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $10. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Baden Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will hold a pitch card party 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the sta­tion, 16608 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy- wine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. Light re­fresh­ments will be sold. Call 301-888-1888. Port To­bacco River Con­ser­vancy will hold Cho­co­lateFest fundraiser 7-11 p.m. Feb. 10 at Wal­dorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain High­way. Tick­ets $45 with first drink free; ta­ble of 10, $400. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. port­to­bac­coriver.org or call 301-934-2505. Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary

Post 82 will hold din­ner 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Din­ner will in­clude pork bar­be­cue sand­wich $12 or fried shrimp $15, cole slaw and french fries. Pub­lic wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-9348221.

Satur­day, Feb. 11

Charles County Im­prov Bee

for Teens will be 10 a.m.12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Watch the teens from lo­cal high schools com­pete for the BIG award: Best Im­pro­vi­sa­tion Group. Teens will cre­ate hi­lar­i­ous skits on the spot based on sug­ges-

tions in a fam­ily-friendly, county-wide com­pe­ti­tion. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395.

Ask the Com­puter Lady will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Do you have ques­tions about how to use your new de­vice or other IT ques­tions? Drop in and ask our res­i­dent ex­pert. First come, first ser ved. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-3757375.

Paws to Read will be 2:153:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Pro­gram de­signed to help chil­dren im­prove read­ing skills and con­fi­dence while hav­ing fun read­ing to cer­ti­fied ther­apy dogs. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Sun­day, Feb. 12

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Feb. 12 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. South­ern Mary­land Audubon

So­ci­ety will hold Win­ter Birds and Tun­dra Spe­cial­ists at Pax River Air­field field trip 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 12 at Patux­ent River Naval Air Sta­tion, Patux­ent River, Md. We are for­tu­nate to have ac­cess to air­fields that pro­vide tun­dra like habi­tat. Trip will fea­ture typ­i­cal win­ter air­field birds such as Snow Buntings. La­p­land Longspurs, Short-eared Owls, Horned Larks, Sa­van­nah Spar­rows and pos­si­ble Wil­son’s Snipe and Pere­grine Fal­con. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Open to U.S. Cit­i­zens only. Trip limited to 10 peo­ple. Must bring photo I.D. Meet up at Gate 1, Vis­i­tor park­ing lot. To RSVP, con­tact Kyle, 301757-0005 or kyle.rambo@ navy.mil.

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