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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 for se­niors with de­men­tia and Alzheimer’s to re­lax and en­joy them­selves. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-638-3194.

Vcon­nec­tions will hold Vet­er­ans Cof­fee Break 9-10:30 a.m. Mon­days at Chick­fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity. Theme through end of April will be “Do You Need Help In Pre­par­ing To File Your Claim and Am I El­i­gi­ble For Ben­e­fits?”. Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. 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, 301-758-3082 or carol.cox@gmail.com.

Vcon­nec­tions will hold Vet­er­ans Cof­fee Break 9-10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­days at Chick-fil-A, 3365 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Meet and net­work with other vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity. Theme through end of April will be “Do You Need Help In Pre­par­ing To File Your Claim and Am I El­i­gi­ble For Ben­e­fits?”. Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

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, 301-753-6335, 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. 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.

VCon­nec­tions will host Veteran Women and Fam­ily Cof­fee Break 9-10:30 a.m. Fridays at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Meet with fel­low women vet­er­ans in your com­mu­nity. Theme through the end of April will be “Q&A on Ser­vice­women Ben­e­fits and Health­Care.” Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org.

VCon­nec­tions will host Vet­er­ans Cof­fee Break 10:30-11:30 a.m. the sec­ond Fri­day of each month at Burger King, 30004 Three Notch Road, Char­lotte Hall. Themes through end of April will be “Get­ting To Know Your Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans” and “Do You Need Help In Pre­par­ing To File Your Claim and Am I El­i­gi­ble For Ben­e­fits?”. Com­pli­men­tary cup of cof­fee. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.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 301-6438882 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 301-934-7569. 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.

Fri­day, Feb. 17

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Grilled Steak Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $13. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Barn Owl Prowl field trip 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at a pri­vate farm, Charles County. Hike to look and lis­ten for the rare, year-round res­i­dent owl of South­ern Mary­land, the Barn Owl. Bring a mug for hot choco­late. The ex­act meet­ing lo­ca­tion will be given at regis­tra­tion. Sug­gested do­na­tion $5 per per­son. RSVP to Mike, 240-7655192 or rap­torsrulemc@gmail.com.

Harry White Wilmer Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will hold baby back rib din­ner 5-7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Post, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. Menu will in­clude half slab of ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, cof­fee and tea. Cost $12. Gift cer­tifi­cates avail­able at the Post. Pub­lic welcome. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221 or go to www.al­post82.org. Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter will host Win­ter Open Mul­ti­me­dia Show through March 19 at the Cen­ter, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road, Mar­bury. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri- days-Sun­days. Re­cep­tion Feb. 19. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org.

Spring Dell Cen­ter will host Spirit Night din­ner and show 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at James E. Rich­mond Science Cen­ter, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf. En­joy a show­ing of “Wonders of the Ar­tic” in the state-of-the-art 60-foot di­am­e­ter Dig­i­tal Dome Class­room, have an op­por­tu­nity to se­lect a sec­ond movie and en­joy spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tions on the 6-foot di­am­e­ter NOAA Science on a Sphere. Show tick­ets $5. Din­ner $3. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.springdell­cen­ter.org.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold Meat­loaf Din­ner 6-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331. Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Charles County will hold a vol­un­teer kick-off party 6-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Grille No. 13, 173 St. Pa­trick’s Drive, Wal­dorf. To RSVP or for more in­for­ma­tion, email LaKeysha Boy­dMoore at lmoore1@alz.org.

Satur­day, Feb. 18

Port Tobacco Play­ers will host their an­nual win­ter ban­quet Feb. 18 be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. at the Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #82, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. High­lights of the event will be en­ter­tain­ment from the up­com­ing March mu­si­cal, Com­pany, an­nounce­ment of the out­come of elec­tions for the board of directors, and a pre­sen­ta­tion of the shows, pro­duc­ers and directors for the 2017-2018 sea­son. Tick­ets are $25 for adults and $15 for chil­dren ages 3-12. Chil­dren un­der 3 are free. Reser­va­tions with pay­ment are re­quired and must be re­ceived by Feb. 10. Reser­va­tions may be made over the phone at 301-934-6813, at the theater, on­line at www. pt­play­ers.com, or mailed to Win­ter Ban­quet Reser­va­tion, P.O. Box 2030, La Plata. United Way of Calvert

County will hold an­nual Corn Hole Throw­down fundraiser 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at The Greene Turtle, 98 Solomons Is­land Road S., Prince Fred­er­ick. Regis­tra­tion starts 1 p.m. First prize $200 cash and cham­pi­onship tro­phy; sec­ond prize $100 cash. Mens and ladies raf­fle, 50/50, and drink spe­cials. Cost $25 per player; $50 team of two. Pro­ceeds from event go to United Way of Calvert County to fund nu­mer­ous health, fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity, and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams that sup­port fam­i­lies in need in the Calvert County com­mu­nity. To pre-regis­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 443-975-1105 or go to www.unit­ed­way­calvert.org/events. South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will hold Great Back­yard Bird Count 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 18. Meet at In­dian Head Rail Trail, 10390 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. No fees. No reser­va­tion re­quired. For more in­forma- tion, go to www.bird­count.org. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Texas Hold-em Tour­na­ment 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at VFW Post 8810/ Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Sign-up 5:45 p.m. Buy-in $100. Call 301-645-6331.

Sun­day, Feb. 19

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will serve break­fast 9-11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $6. Pub­lic in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Feb. 19 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. St. Joseph’s Com­mu­nity

Cen­ter will host Bingo 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the cen­ter, 40610 Ka­vanagh Road, Me­chan­icsville. Hall open 11 a.m. for food. Din­ners will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the cen­ter, 301-475-5911; or Mar­ion, 301-475-1955.

Mon­day, Feb. 20

CSM Tony Hunger­ford Me­mo­rial Art Gallery will dis­play Jim Arendt “Sel­vage” ex­hibit through March 9 at the gallery, Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Build­ing, 8730 Mitchell Road. Art ex­hi­bi­tion about our chang­ing re­la­tion­ship with la­bor. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Satur­day. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/arts. Na­tional Al­liance on Men­tal Ill­ness, South­ern Mary­land, will host “Talk Saves Lives: An In­tro­duc­tion to Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion” 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. John Vian­ney Catholic Church Fam­ily Life Cen­ter, 105 Vian­ney Lane, Prince Fred­er­ick. Learn the warn­ing signs and risk fac­tors for sui­cide and how we can help pre­vent it to­gether. Pre­sented by Mary­land Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Foun­da­tion for Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion. Free. Open to pub­lic. For in­for­ma­tion, call 240-254-2636 or go to www.nami­somd.org.

Tues­day, Feb. 21

Arch­bishop Neale School will host STEM (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, and Math) Show­case Night 6:30-8:00 p.m. Feb. 21 at the school, gym­na­sium, 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata. Visi­tors will see what the school’s stu­dents are ac­com­plish­ing in these ar­eas. For in­for­ma­tion, call the school, 301-934-9595. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Par­ent­ing Skills Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will host Open Spa­ces 2-6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram for youth ages 1624 who are not in school and are un­em­ployed. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org.

VFW Post 8810 will hold Mem­bers Meet­ing 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331. CSM In­sti­tu­tional Eq­uity and Di­ver­sity Of­fice will host Doc­u­men­tary Screen­ing and Dis­cus­sion of “13th” for Black His­tory Month 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI Build­ing), Room BI-113E, 8730 Mitchell Road. The film looks at the prison sys­tem in the United States and how it re­veals the na­tion’s his­tory of racial in­equal­ity and in­jus­tice to­ward African Amer­i­cans.”13th” is a doc­u­men­tary di­rected by Ava Du­Ver­nay. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-870-3008, ext. 7659 or go to http:// www.csmd.edu/about/ in­sti­tu­tional-eq­uity-and-di­ver­sity/. Charles County Branch of NAACP will hold a meet­ing of its Gen­eral Body 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the ReMax Build­ing, White Plains. Dar­rell Brown, di­rec­tor of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, will share sta­tis­tics re­gard­ing mi­nor­ity busi­nesses in Charles County; and dis­cuss mi­nor­ity re­cruit­ment ef­forts. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jan­ice Wil­son, 240-427-5131.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 22

Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Anger Man­age­ment 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram for mid­dle and high school stu­dents who need some guid­ance with man­ag­ing their emo­tions. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6451837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold Mem­bers Meet­ing 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331.

Thurs­day, Feb. 23

CSM The­atre will present “Blood Re­la­tions” through Feb. 25 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Build­ing, The­atre, 8730 Mitchell Road. Show times 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Based on the true story of Lizzie Bor­den. Tick­ets $15 adults; $12 mil­i­tary, se­niors and youth. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, email bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/arts.

Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, Port Tobacco Chap­ter, will spon­sor a DNA pro­gram 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints, 4560 Pad­gett Road, White Plains. Speaker, Bob McLaren, will help us make sense of us­ing DNA re­sults in our fam­ily his­tory. For more in­for­ma­tion, email PortTobac­coDAR@gmail.com or call 301-392-5827. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will hold Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram to help youth fo­cus on pre­par­ing for work, col­lege or trade school, man­ag­ing fi­nances and pre­par­ing for the adult world. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bu­reau will host Open Spa­ces 2-6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram for youth ages 16-24 who are not in school and are un­em­ployed. Commu- nity men­tors will dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties for suc­cess. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. CSM In­sti­tu­tional Eq­uity

and Di­ver­sity Of­fice will host The Way It Was With Jimmy Bland 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Cam­pus Cen­ter (CC Build­ing), Room CC-100, 8730 Mitchell Road. Jimmy Bland, a base­ball hall of famer and veteran will share his ex­pe­ri­ences in the Ne­gro League and Army. Free. Pub­lic in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-870-3008, ext. 7659, or 301-934-7659, or go to http://www.csmd.edu/ about/in­sti­tu­tional-eq­uity-and-di­ver­sity/.

Fri­day, Feb. 24

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Meat­balls with Cheese Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $6. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

La Plata Lions Club will hold Spaghetti Din­ner 4-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road. Cost $10 adults; $5 chil­dren 6-12; chil­dren 5 and un­der free. Car­ry­outs will be avail­able. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Lions sup­ported char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-4203. Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter will host Win­ter Open Mul­ti­me­dia Show through March 19 at the Cen­ter, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road, Mar­bury. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sun­days. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301743-5159 or go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org.

VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iary will hold Pan Fried Chicken Din­ner 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Cost $10. Call 301-6456331.

Satur­day, Feb. 25

USA Hockey and South­ern Mary­land Sabres Hockey Club will hold Try Hockey For Free clinic 10:15-11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Cap­i­tal Club­house, 3033 Wal­dorf Mar­ket Place, Wal­dorf. Ar­rive by 9:45 a.m. Kids ages 4-9 are in­vited to try hockey for free. Bring a hel­met and gloves. Skate rental pro­vided. To regis­ter on­line, go to www.try­hock­ey­for­free.com/7295. For more in­for­ma­tion, email pres­i­dent@somdsabres.org. Golden Re­triever Res­cue of South­ern Mary­land will hold Ten Year Celebration 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Char­lotte Hall Li­brary, 37600 New Mar­ket Road. Golden re­triever lovers in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, call 855477-3728 or go to www. gold­en­re­triev­er­res­cue­of­south­ern­mary­land.org. La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will hold Texas Hold-em Fundraiser Tour­na­ment 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the sta­tion, 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Cost $125 for $10,000 in chips. Must be 21 years or older to play. Cash only. For reser­va­tions or more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-609-7500.

Sun­day, Feb. 26

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at Big Foot Trap Club, Loveville. Signup 11 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522.

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