Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on conference program or recertification coverage, contact Herb Reed, 410-535-3662 or email email@example.com.
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
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.