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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 carol.cox@gmail.com.

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 plan­it4uevent­plan­ning@gmail.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 sguy@cc­plon­line.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 bx­offc@csmd.or 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 com­stockel@aol.com. 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. new­man@dau.mil. 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 stepin­toac­tion@out­look.com. 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 john­han­sonptso@hot­mail.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 wal­dorf­schl@aol.com. 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 som­daudubon@ya­hoo.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 som­daudubon@ya­hoo.com. 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.

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