Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.
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. 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, 301758-3082 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 information, call 301-934-8221.
Hope Cancer Support and Prayer Group will meet 7 pm. the first and third Thursdays of each month at South Potomac Church, 4915 Crain Highway, White Plains. Group offers emotional support and spiritual encouragement for adults in treatment, post-treatment, and their loved ones and caregivers. For information, contact Angela Dion at email@example.com, or call 301-645-9427.
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.
Point of Change Jail and Street Ministry Family Ties Support Group will meet 7 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of each month at New Hope AME Church, 12310 Washington Square, Waldorf. For information, contact Jerald or Kimberly Graham at 443-532-0090 or 301-609-9492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAV Chapter 36 will hold its monthly membership meeting 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway. For information, call Elton Stokes, 301-335-4105.
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 1-800425-2666.
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.
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.
Charles County Health Department
will host free 8-week Quit Smoking program starting early May at the Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. To register or for information, call Mary Beth Klick, 301-609-6932.
Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) is accepting registrations through May 25. The expo will be held June 2325 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. Go to the SMILE Facebook page or www.SMILE-INC.org, or call Susan McQuilkin at 301274-1922, ext. 1.
Charles County Public Library announces a Call for Authors for Aug. 19 reception. Submit work to Sarah Guy by June 17. For information go to www. ccplonline.org.
Wednesday, May 10
Center for Children will hold a fundraiser dinner 5-9 p.m. May 10 at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 105 Drury Drive, Unit B, La Plata. Show flyer or tell cashier you’re supporting to ensure 50 percent of proceeds are donated to Center for Children. For flyer, go to www.center-for-children.org/chipotle-fundraiser.
Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will hold monthly meeting 1:30 p.m. May 10 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Pomonkey. For information, call Philip Thomas, 301-751-1823.
Thursday, May 11
Job Source Mobile Career Center will be located 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375.
Senior Trivia Bingo: Famous Speeches and Sayings will be 2-3 p.m. May 11 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Ages 55 and older. Call 301-934-9001.
La Plata Adult Book Discussion will be 7-8 p.m. May 11 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. May 11 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331.
Charles County branch of the NAACP will host a town hall meeting 7:30-9 p.m. May 11 at Tabernacle of Praise church, 3280 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Presentation on “The Life of Josiah Henson: Charles County’s own Underground Railroad Hero.” For more information, call President Janice Wilson at 240-427-5131.
Friday, May 12
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 301743-5159 or go to www. mattawomanart.org.
IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry building, 8730 Mitchell Road. Sessions featuring guest speakers will be 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn more about local, regional, state, and federal services and connect with the right resources. Free. To register or for information, go to www. MeetCharlesCounty.com/IGNITECharles, or contact Michelle DeSoto at DeSotoM@MeetCharlesCounty.com or 301-885-1340.
Computer Skills for Seniors: Introduction to Email will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. May 12 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Ages 55 and older. Registration required. Call 301-3757375.
VFW Post 8810 will hold Steak Dinner 6:30-8 p.m. May 12 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $15. Call 301-645-6331.
Port Tobacco Players will present romantic comedy “The Tempest” 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 21 at the theater, 508 East Charles St., Port Tobacco. For tickets or information, go to www. ptplayers.com or call 301932-6819.
American Legion Post 238 will hold Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 12 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $10. For information, call 301-274-3522.
Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold Pitch Card Party 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the station, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. For more information, call 301-888-1888.
Saturday, May 13
Center for Children will present Touch-a-Truck 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Touch, learn, and explore trucks, construction vehicles, cars, public safety equipment. Admission $8 adults; $3 children ages 1-16; children under 1 free. For information, go to www.center-for-children.org.
Department of Public Works will host Shred Event featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13 at Charles County Government Building parking lot, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. Rain barrel and composting workshops will begin 9:30 a.m.; advance registration required. For registration forms or information, go to www.charlescountymd.gov/outreach.
Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will present Tot Olympics 10 a.m.noon May 13 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. Registration 9 a.m. Rain date May 14. Events for children ages 3 – 6 will include running, jumping, kicking and throwing. To register or for more information, go to www.charlescountyparks.com or call 301932-3470.
Sustainable Landscaping will be 10-11:30 a.m. May 13 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-934-9001.
Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold May Bird Counts By County all day May 13. To contact the Charles County coordinator, call Lynne Wheeler, 301-751-8097, or email email@example.com.
Boy Scout Troop 1814 will hold a car wash, yard sale and Mother’s Day flower sale 7 a.m.-noon May 13 at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 North Crain Highway, La Plata. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park will host Girl Scout Day: Soil & Water 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13 at the park, 3400 Bryan Point Road. To register or for information, go to www. accokeekfoundation.org or call 301-283-2113.
Indian Head Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, presents The Roland Grimes Traveling Talk Show Live 4 p.m. May 13 at the theater, 4185 Indian Head Highway. Tickets $25. For tickets or information, go to www.indianheadblackbox.org. Richard R. Clark Senior Center Council will hold an indoor flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-noon May 13 at Richard R. Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. For information, call the center, 301-934-5423.
Summerseat Farm will host its annual plant sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13 at the farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. For information, call 301-373-6607 or go to www.summerseat.org.
301 Derby Dames versus NOVA Roller Derby will be 6 p.m. May 13 at Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Road, La Plata. To purchase tickets in advance, go to www.brownpapertickets. com/event/2914544. Tickets $12 at door. Go to www.301derbydames.com.
Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet 9:30 a.m. May 13 at Immaculate Conception Church, church hall, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville. For more information, go to www.smdpaint.org.
Tractor Supply Company will host a farmers market noon-4 p.m. May 13 at the store, 10795 Wawa Lane, White Plains. To participate or for more information, call the store at 301-632-2266.
Sunday, May 14
Tea in the Garden hosted by Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will be 1-3:30 p.m. May 14 at JPPM, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Reser vations recommended. Tickets $30 adults; $15 children 10 and younger. For information, contact Betty Seifert at betty. email@example.com or 410-586-8578.
American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will hold Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet 8-11 a.m. May 14 at the post, 6330 North Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost $10 per person; children 5 and under free. Call 301-934-8221.
Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department will hold Mother’s Day Breakfast 8-11 a.m. May 14 at the station, 73 Glymont Road, Indian Head. For information, call 240-3204381.
Monday, May 15
Cross Roads of Hughesville Garden Club will meet 7 p.m. May 15 at Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road. For information, go to www.hughesvillegardenclub.org.
Tuesday, May 16
VFW Post 8810 will hold Members Meeting 7 p.m. May 16 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301645-6331.
Thursday, May 18
Mobile Veterans Center will be located 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Call 301-645-1395.
Art Exploration: Katsushika Hokusai will be 2-3:30 p.m. May 18 at Potomac library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr., Indian Head. Ages 6-14. Registration required. Call 301-3757375.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. May 18 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-6456331.
Charles County Historic Preservation Commission will host Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony 6-8 p.m. May 18 at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. For information or to RSVP, contact Beth Groth, 301645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCountyMD.gov.
CSM Spring Graduation will be 6 p.m. May 18 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Administration (AD Building) lawn, 8730 Mitchell Road. For information, email Graduation@csmd.edu.
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park will host Spring Homeschool Day 10 a.m.-noon May 18 at the park, 3400 Bryan Point Road. To register or for information, go to www. accokeekfoundation.org or call 301-283-2113.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1972, will meet 11:30 a.m. May 18 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. For information, call 301645-3077.