Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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will Platinumhost ReminiscingSenior Care AssistedCafe 6-9 Living, p.m. LLC Mondays-Fridays at and the 8-11 facility, a.m. 4018 Saturdays-Sundays Blackbird Court, Waldorf. For seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s to relax and enjoy themselves. For 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. 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 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. For information, contact Carol Cox, 301-758-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vconnections will hold Veterans Coffee Break 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A, 3365 Crain Highway, Waldorf. For information, go to www. vconnections.org. Charles County Professional Civitan Club will meet 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at Golden Corral, 2800 Crain Highway, Waldorf. For information, contact George Hawley, 240-367-6489 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 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 information, call Jerry, 301753-6335, 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 information, go to www. marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-4252666. VConnections will host Veteran Women and Family Coffee Break 9-10:30 a.m. Fridays at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. For 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. For information, go to www.vconnections.org.
The American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville will host a Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. every Sunday. For information, call Gary, 240-434-8490.
Mount Aventine Manor House will be open for tours 1-4 p.m. Sundays through the end of October at Chapman State Park, 3452 Ferry Place, Indian Head. Gates will be open for drive in access. For information, go to www.friendsofchapmansp.org.
CSM online Scholarship Finder is now open. College of Southern Maryland students who would like to apply for scholarship funding for the 2017-2018 academic year can apply online using the Scholarship Finder. Most scholarships have a May 31 deadline. For information and to submit an application, go to www.csmd.edu/ScholarshipFinder.
Charles County Health Department will host free 8-week Quit Smoking program starting early May at the Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. Program offers quitting support, help with making a plan to quit and quitting aids. Pre-registration required. To register or for information, call Mary Beth Klick, 301-609-6932.
Charles County Public Library announces a Call for Authors. Local authors who would like to have their work featured at the Author’s Reception to be held 2-4
p.m. Aug. 19 should submit a copy of their book to Sarah Guy at any CCPL branch no later than 5 p.m. June 17. For information or details on making a submission, contact Sarah Guy, 301-645 1395, ext. 417, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www. ccplonline.org. 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. For information, call 301-743-5159 or go to www.mattawomanart.org. Friday, April 28 VFW 8810, AMVETS will13, hold Americana blood Legion drive293 10 a.m.3 p.m. April 28 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. To schedule a donation, go to www. redcrossblood.org or contact Post Surgeon David Viets at 301-848-5902. Archbishop Neale School will hold Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction 6-10 p.m. April 28 at Greater Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway. Tickets $40 each; $65 per couple; table for eight $320. For tickets or information, contact Judy Melvin, 301934-9595 or email judy. melvin.ansdevelopment@ gmail.com. American Legion Post 238 will hold Beef Brisket Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 28 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $10. For information, call 301-274-3522.
Computer Skills for Seniors: Introduction to Microsoft Word will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. April 28 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Ages 55 and older. Registration required. Call 301-375-7375. Citizens for the Charles County Public Library will hold annual Spring Used Book Bazaar through April 29 at La Plata librar y, lower level, 2 Garrett Ave. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For information, go to www.ccplonline.org/ c4ccpl. CSM Nonprofit Institute will host “Jumpstart your Leadership!!” conference 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, first floor Center for Building and Industry (BI Building), 8730 Mitchell Road. Cost $55 St. Mary’s County and Charles County nonprofits and/or residents; $75 nonprofits and residents from other counties. To register or for more information, go to www.csmd.edu/ NPIconference. VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold Fish & Shrimp Dinner 6-8 p.m. April 28 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10; fish only $9. Call 301-645-6331. MOMS club of Waldorf West will host Spring Open House 10 a.m.-noon April 28 at Gleneagles Community Center, 4900 Kirkcaldy Court, St. Charles. For information, go to www.momsclubwaldorfwest.weebly.com.
Waldorf Elks Lodge will host Steak or Shrimp Dinner and live music 7:3010:30 p.m. April 28 at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road. Dinners start at $17. For information, call 301-645-2421. The Sierra Club of Southern Maryland will host Art and a Movie 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 at MOM’s Organic Market in Waldorf. Local artists will make banners for the People’s Climate March and show the Leonardo DiCaprio film, “Before The Flood.” For more information, contact Chris at 301-8481007. Saturday, April 29 CenterParty Mattawoman4-6 will p.m. hold Creek April PaintingArt 29 at the State Point Center,Park, Road, 2750 SmallwoodMarbury. Sweden For registration information, form,go to fees www. or mattawomanart.org/classes or call 301-7435159. CSM Pops Concert will be 7 of p.m. SouthernApril 29 Maryland,at College La Plata 8730 Campus, MitchellBI Building, Road. For ticketsemail email@example.com information, edu,or go callto www.csmd.edu/301-934-7828, arts. Artists Reception will be 2-4 p.m. West April library,29 at 10405Waldorf O’DonnellCall 301-645-1395.Place. All ages. Audubon Southern Society Maryland will hold “ChapmanIndian Head State Rail Park Trail” and field29 at trip 3452 8 Ferry a.m.-noon Place, April Indian Lynne, Head. 301-751-8097RSVP to or firstname.lastname@example.org. Southern Maryland will hold Audubon “Birding Society101” field trip 9 a.m.-noon April 29 at Elms Environmental Education Center, 49300 St. James Road, Dameron. To register, contact Dean, 301-672-5464 or dean. email@example.com. Southern Maryland Community Advocates, Inc. will hold Youth Empowerment Conference 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29 at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Cost $5. Registration required. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. John Hanson Middle School PTSO will host Spring Vendor and Craft Show 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29 at the school, 3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf. Interested vendors or for information, email email@example.com or call 240-577-5273.
Maryland DogFest presented by VeRUS Pet Foods will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29-30 at Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Road, La Plata. Leashed dogs invited to attend with owners. For information, go to www. marylanddogfest.com. Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82 will sponsor Veterans Stand Down 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at the post, 6330 North Crain Highway, La Plata. For information, contact George Hawley, 240-3676489 or ghawley83@ gmail.com.
Charles County Commission for Women and Beyond The Classroom and Tabernacle of Praise will host Financial Literacy Workshop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29 at Tabernacle of Praise Church, 3280 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Register at eventbrite.com, search “financial literacy workshop Waldorf.” Call 301-885-1340. Community Springfest presented by St. Charles Properties and Westlake Business Association will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at The Wharf, O’Donnell Lake complex, St. Charles. For information or to participate as vendor or sponsor, contact Vida Hanson, 301-751-4180 or email vida.hanson@ penfedrealty.com. La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will host Texas Hold Em fundraiser tournament 7 p.m. April 29 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 information, call 301-609-7500. Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host Spring Quarter Auction 4 p.m. April 29 at the station, 4260 Port Tobacco Road. Paddles $3 for one; $5 for two. Duck call $5 per duck; guaranteed prize. For information, go to www.nvfdco4.com. Maryland High School
Rodeo Association will perform 3 p.m. April 29 and 11 a.m. April 30 at Oak Ridge Park, 13675 Oaks Road, Hughesville. Competitions include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, break-a-way roping, chute dogging, steer wrestling, steer riding, bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. Cost $5 per vehicle. Vendor opportunities $30. To register or for information, go to www.mdhsra. org. Clean Up Your Record, Free Help with Expungement, will be 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 29 at the Office of the Public Defender, 200 Kent Avenue, Suite 102, La Plata. Sunday, April 30
American Legion Post 238 will host a bluegrass concert 2 p.m. April 30 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Doors open at noon. Cost $20 per person, under 12 free with paid adult. For tickets or information, call 301-737-3004 or go to www.americanlegionbluegrass.com. African American Heritage Society will open its Heritage House 2-4 p.m. April 30 at 7485 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-8432150. Friends of Old Waldorf School will host Annual Friendship Tea 1-4 p.m. April 30 at Old Waldorf School, auditorium, 3074 Crain Highway. Menu includes teas, scones, tea sandwiches, fruits, veggies, mini desserts and more. To RSVP or for information, call Sandi, 301-752-5198, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, May 1
CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Annual
Juried Student Exhibition will be through May 5 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road. For information, go to www.csmd.edu/arts.
War On Stress will hold Stress Management Training 6-7:30 p.m. May 1 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. All ages. Email john@ waronstress.org if you plan to attend. Tuesday, May 2 JobSource Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6451395.
Dining with Jane Austen will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 2 at La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Ave. Presentation explores the role of food in Austen’s works. Ages 18 and older. Registration required. Call 301-934-9001.
VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold Members Meeting 7 p.m. May 2 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301645-6331. Wednesday, May 3 Southern Maryland Audubon Society will meet 7:30-9 p.m. May 3 at Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street. For information,
contact Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097 or email@example.com. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 will hold Members Meeting 7 p.m. May 3 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331. Southern Maryland Audubon Society will meet 7:30-9 p.m. May 3 at Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St. Mingling starts 7 p.m. For information, contact Lynne Wheeler, 301-7518097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Foreclosure legal clinic will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3 at Charles County Public Law Library, 200 Charles St., La Plata. Free foreclosure legal advice. For reservations or more information, call 301-9323322. Thursday, May 4
African American Heritage
Society will meet 6 p.m. May 4 at Heritage House, 7485 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-843-2150.
Clark Center Book Discussion will be 1-2 p.m. May 4 at the center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. Call La Plata library, 301-9349001.
Star Wars Day will be 5:30-7 p.m. May 4 at P.D. Brown library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Come dressed as your favorite character. All ages. Call 301-645-2864. Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You will be 6-7 p.m. May 4 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Dress up as your favorite character. Star Wars themed crafts, games, and more. Ages 6-11. Call 301-3757375. American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. May 4 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331. Friday, May 5 American Legion Post 82 will hold Steak and Shrimp Dinner 6-8 p.m. May 5 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost $15 steak or shrimp; $18 combination. Call 301-9348221. Charles County Democratic Central Committee will hold their 41st Annual Truman Kennedy Obama Dinner 6 p.m. May 5 at Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway. For tickets or information, go to www.CharlesCountyDems.org. Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold Fried Chicken Dinners to go 5-7 p.m. May 5 at the station, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. Cost $12. For information, call Janet, 240-682-4840. Introduction to Fundraising Planning will be 2-4 p.m. May 5 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395. “The Tempest” by Port Tobacco Players will be 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays May 5-21 at the theater, 508 East Charles St., Port Tobacco. For tickets or information, go to www.ptplayers.com or call 301-932-6819. American Legion Post 238 will host a Golf Tournament May 5 at Wicomico Shores Golf Course, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road, Mechanicsville. Rain date May 8. Registration forms available at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For information, call 301-274-3522. American Legion Post 238 will hold Seafood Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 5 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $7-$13. For information, call 301-274-3522.