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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 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 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

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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.

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 keechjoyce@aol.com, 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 bx­offc@csmd.edu, call 301-934-7828, or go to www.csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/the-arts/mu­sic/ benny-c-mor­gan-se­ries/ in­dex. Charles County An­tique

Arts As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its 39th an­nual Col­lec­tor’s Mar­ket fundraiser 9 a.m.3 p.m. March 4 at La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave. Vin­tage, an­tiques and col­lectibles. Raf­fle. Hourly door prizes. Food and baked goods. En­try do­na­tion $2; chil­dren 12 and un­der free. All pro­ceeds do­nated to Charles County his­tor­i­cal projects. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-392-1712. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Man­ag­ing Emo­tions 10 a.m.-noon March 4 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Pro­gram for chil­dren ages 5-13 to learn how to man­age their anger. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301645-1837 or e-mail info@ tcysb.org. Wal­dorf Adult Book Dis­cus­sion will be 9:3010:30 a.m. March 4 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month “The Revenant” by Michael Punke will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Dr. Seuss Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion will be 10-11 a.m. March 4 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Sto­ries, crafts and tree plant­ing all in cel­e­bra­tion of Dr. Seuss’ 113 birth­day. All ages. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

Ask the Com­puter Guys will be 3-4:30 p.m. March 4 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. Charles County Pub­lic

Li­brary will host Town Hall Meet­ing 3 p.m. March 4 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. As the li­brary plans for in­no­va­tive and mean­ing­ful com­mu­nity-cen­tered ser­vices, in­put is sought from Charles County res­i­dents and sup­port­ers. In­for­ma­tion re­ceived from 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 ljansen@cc­plon­line.org or call La Plata li­brary, 301-934-9001.

The Ladies Aux­il­iary of the Hol­ly­wood Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, Inc. is spon­sor­ing their 56th An­nual Spring Din­ner 1-5 p.m. March 4 at the Hol­ly­wood Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment So­cial Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hol­ly­wood. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Elaine Quade at 301-373-2695.

Sun­day, March 5

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art

Cen­ter will host Win­ter Tea 1-4 p.m. March 5 at the Cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road, Mar­bury. Join us for a cup of hot tea and our en­tic­ing ar­ray of treats. Free. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org.

Mon­day, March 6

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 ex­hibi- tion 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.

March Maker Week will be all day March 6-10 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Peo­ple of all ages can find some­thing to en­joy mak­ing. Try your hand at knit­ting, cre­ate and play with glit­tery slime or learn how to use a com­puter pro­gram to make awe­some pictures and video. All ages. Call 301-645-2864. Straight-Talk Sex Ed for

Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. March 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Sex ed­u­ca­tor Bianca Palmisano will host an in­for­mal work­shop where you can ask any sex­ual health ques­tion you want. We’ll talk about anatomy, de­bunk some myths re­gard­ing STIs and preg­nancy, and open the floor to an­swer ques­tions you’re too em­bar­rassed to ask your doc­tor. Come learn some­thing new about your body in a safe teens-only space. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. Charles County Pub­lic

Li­brary will host Town Hall Meet­ing 7 p.m. March 6 at La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St. As the li­brary plans for in­no­va­tive and mean­ing­ful com­mu­nity-cen­tered ser­vices, in­put is sought from Charles County res­i­dents and sup­port­ers. In­for­ma­tion re­ceived from 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 ljansen@cc­plon­line.org or call La Plata li­brary, 301-934-9001.

Tues­day, March 7

VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iary will hold Mem­bers Meet­ing 7 p.m. March 7 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-645-6331. CSM Alumni & Friends Con­nec­tion Din­ner will be 6 p.m. March 7 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try (BI Build­ing), Room 113E, 8730 Mitchell Road. CSM alumni are in­vited for din­ner and dis­cus­sion. Ideas shared will di­rectly im­pact how CSM alumni are served. Free. A $50 gift card will be raf­fled. Door prizes. RSVP by March 3 at csmd.edu/alumni. The col­lege is also in­ter­ested in hear­ing from alumni who can’t at­tend at csmd. edu/where­arey­ounow. Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau will of­fer Par­ent­ing Skills Group 6-7:30 p.m. March 7 at the of­fice, 75 In­dus­trial Park Drive, Wal­dorf. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-645-1837 or e-mail info@tcysb.org. Charles County An­tique Arts

As­so­ci­a­tion will meet 9:30 a.m. March 7 at Charles County So­cial Ser­vices Build­ing, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. Elaine Flynn from Our Town Top­ics will be in char­ac­ter as Molly Ban­neky, Ben­jamin Ban­neker’s grand­mother, pre­sent­ing African-Amer­i­can his­tory in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Ban­neker, an African-Amer­i­can, sur­veyed the city of Wash­ing­ton, D.C. “Molly” gives a pre­sen­ta­tion of the places erected on that land. Guests wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Melinda Brown, 240271-9838.

Art Night for Adults will be 6-7:30 p.m. March 7 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Cre­ate a per­sonal paint­ing to take home when you are fin­ished. Ev­ery paint­ing will be cre­ated with step-by-step in­struc­tions from the art teacher. Li­brary will pro­vide ma­te­ri­als. No ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ages 18 and older. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-9349001.

Small Town Sex Ed will be 6-7:30 p.m. March 7 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., In­dian Head. Sex ed­u­ca­tor Bianca Palmisano makes a liv­ing teach­ing health­care pro­fes­sion­als how to talk about sex. Ev­ery­one has ques­tions about sex­ual health, whether its birth con­trol, lu­bri­cant, STI test­ing, LGBTQ re­la­tion­ships, or some­thing else com­pletely. Get your ques­tions an­swered anony­mously and learn some­thing new about your body. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

Life-Sized Games will be 6-7 p.m. March 7 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Play a dif­fer­ent life-sized game each month. This month Pac­Man will be played. All ages. Call 301-645-2864.

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