Calendar of events
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.mar ylanddc-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 ever y Friday who wish to tryout until slots are filled. For more information, go to www.smdvelocity.org or email email@example.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
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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 301-934-7569. 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.
Submission deadline for spring edition of CSM’s Connections Literary Magazine will be March 17. Poetry, short stories and black and white photography are accepted for consideration. For submission guidelines, go to www. csmd.edu/community/ connections-literary-series/connections-magazine. A reading of the magazine will be May 5 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus. For information, go to www.csmd.edu/ connections or call 301934-7828.
Wednesday, March 1
Charles County Local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council will meet 5:30 p.m. March 1 at Charles Coun- ty Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. Open to public. For more informa- tion, call Monica Rosier, 301-609-6609. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Anger Management 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 1 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 301-645-1837 or e-mail email@example.com. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 will hold Members Meeting 7 p.m. March 1 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-6456331. Southern Maryland
Audubon Society will meet 7:30-9 p.m. March 1 at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California. Mingling starts 7 p.m. Professor Nancy McAllister will lead her 2016 journey through a “Mom’s Big Year” of birding from coast to coast of the United States while juggling her duties at work and home. Light refreshments. No fee. Public invited. For more information, contact Lynne Wheeler, 301-7518097 or somdaudubon@ yahoo.com. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will offer Space-2Create
at the office,6-8 p.m. 75 March Industrial1 Park Program Drive, for Waldorf.youth ages 18-24 cessful to plan map for out theira suc- lives throughcreative artan interactiveprocess. Call 301-645-1837 firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail Center JobSourcewill be Mobile located Career9 a.m.-1 Waldorf p.m. West March library,1 at 10405 Center O’Donnelloffers employ- Place. ment, employers reemploymentservices. ADAand accessible. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. will VITA be Tax 10 Prep a.m.-5 Assistancep.m. March 1 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Our certified volunteer will provide free tax preparation assistance to Charles County. Call for appointment. Income restrictions apply. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-3757375.
AARP Tax Aide will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 1 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 appointment. Income restrictions apply. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
Homeschool Book Club will meet 10 a.m.-noon March 1 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Homeschooled children are encouraged to read and compare a wellknown book to the movie adaptation. This month “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick will be discussed. Ages 9-11. Call 301-645-1395. Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon March 1 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. This month will be an engineering project. Ages 5-9. Registration required. Call 301-3757375.
Ask the Computer Guys will be 2-3:30 p.m. March 1 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Do you have questions about how to use your new device or have other IT questions? Drop in and ask our resident experts. First come, first served. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. Waldorf West Crochet and Knitting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. March 1 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Join in for a fun evening of hooks and needles. Beginners must know how to single crochet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own supplies. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-6451395.
Thursday, March 2
University of Maryland
Extension will host annual Southern Maryland Urban Pest Management Conference 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 2 at Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Event will cover commercial pesticide applicator recer- tification for Maryland (3A, 3C, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 and 10), Washington, D.C. (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-ofway. For information on the conference program or recertification coverage, contact Herb Reed, 410-535-3662 or email email@example.com. Hospice of Charles County
Inc. will host High Voltage Quarter Auction benefit 7 p.m. March 2 at The Charleston Senior Community, 45 St. Patricks Drive, Waldorf. Doors open 6 p.m. Items and vendors will be available to shop from. Tickets $15; includes two paddles and a roll of quarters ($10) prior to Feb. 27. At the door $20. For more information, call Sherri Suter, 703-615-2823 or 888-753-9329, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Ready for Life 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 2 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 301645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org. American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. March 2 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301645-6331. Clark Center Book Discussion will be 1-2 p.m. March 2 at the center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck will be discussed. Call La Plata library, 301934-9001. Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club will meet 2-3 p.m. March 2 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Join others for fun, learning, and socializing while exploring STEM themes. This month will be an engineering project. Ages 5-9. Registration required. Call 301-375-7375. Jazzy Yarns: Crochet and Knitting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. March 2 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Learn the basics or develop skills in crocheting or knitting. Bring supplies. For beginners, bring skein of yarn and “J” crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Let’s Learn Spanish Storytime will be 6-6:30 p.m. March 2 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Enjoy an English based stor ytime with some added Spanish words and watch Spanish vocabulary grow. Participants read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Call 301645-1395. Charles County Public Library will host Town Hall Meeting 7 p.m. March 2 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Input is sought from Charles County residents and supporters. Information received from the town halls will help the library in planning and prioritizing its current services, allocating resources, and identifying new library services and programs. For more information, email email@example.com or call La Plata library, 301-934-9001.
Friday, March 3
American Legion Post 82 will hold Steak and Shrimp Dinner 6-8 p.m. March 3 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost $15 steak and shrimp; $18 combination. Call 301-934-8221. Bel Alton Volunteer Fire
Department Auxiliary will hold fried shrimp dinners to go 5-7 p.m. March 3 at the station, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. Dinner will include fried shrimp, hush puppies, green beans, cole slaw, and applesauce. Cost $12.
For more information, call Janet, 240-682-4840. Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold Open Studio 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through May 26 at the Center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road. Marbury. Come paint, draw, take photos, sculpt, knit, quilt and more. Bring your own materials and your lunch. Share ideas and techniques. Friends welcome. For information, call 301743-5159 or go to www. mattawomanart.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. Fridays-Sundays. For information, call 301743-5159 or go to www. mattawomanart.org. Mattawoman Creek Art
Center will hold Drawing with Pencil workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 3 at Mar yland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway, Newburg. Additional workshops March 10 and March 17. Drawing with pencil is an excellent way painters sharpen their skills on perspective, composition and values. Explore using graphite to create work that strengthens these themes. Some supplies needed. Cost for all 3 workshops $100 members; $110 non-members. For registration form, costs for taking only 1 or 2 of the workshops, or information on each workshop, go to www. mattawomanart.org/ classes or call 301-7435159. Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco will present An Evening with John Wilkes Booth and Friends of Rich Hill 6 p.m. March 3 at Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St. Free; donations appreciated. Light refreshments. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mary Fenton, 301375-7892.
American Legion will hold Baked Ziti Dinner 6-8 p.m. March 3 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331. American Legion Post 238 will hold Seafood Dinner featuring oysters 5:307:30 p.m. March 3 at the Post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $7-$13. For information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
Starting a Nonprofit will be 2-4 p.m. March 3 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Learn fundamental federal and Maryland state requirements to start a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from SCORE and the Nonprofit Institute. Explore topics like composition of boards and managing ongoing operations as well as learn how to start a giving fund from the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-645-1395.
Saturday, March 4
CSM Benny C. Morgan Recital Series: Southern Maryland Chamber Ensemble will perform 8 p.m. March 4 at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A., Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road. For more information, email email@example.com, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ benny-c-morgan-series/ index.