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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.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. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Carol Cox, 301-7583082 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. 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 an­ge­la­dion­writer@gmail.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. Fam­ily Ties Project fo­cuses on bring­ing fam­i­lies of in­car­cer­ated per­sons that share com­mon ex­pe­ri­ences or con­cerns to­gether to pro­vide en­cour­age­ment and sup­port through group meet­ings, prayer and men­tor­ing. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jer­ald or Kim­berly Gra­ham at 443-532-0090 or 301-609-9492, or email pointofchange@hot­mail.com.

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. All mem­bers are re­quested to present. No meet­ings will be held dur­ing July and Au­gust. 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.

CSM on­line Schol­ar­ship Finder is now open. 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. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, call Mary Beth Klick, 301-609-6932. The South­ern Mary­land Live­stock Expo will ac­cept reg­is­tra­tions through May 25. The expo will be held June 23-25 at St. Mary’s County Fair­grounds, Leonard­town. To down­load sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion forms or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. SMILE-INC.org,

Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary an­nounces a Call for Au­thors for an Aug. 19 re­cep­tion. Sub­mit work to Sarah Guy by June 17. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 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. Mar­bur y. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-743-5159 or go to www. mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org.

Fri­day, May 12

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. Free. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, go to www. MeetCharlesCounty.com/ IGNITECharles, or con­tact Michelle DeSoto. 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 301-375-7375.

VFW Post 8810 will hold Steak Din­ner 6:30-8 p.m. May 12 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Served with potato and vegetable buf­fet, salad, roll and dessert. 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 the theater, 301-932-6819.

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 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. 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. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.cen­ter-for-chil­dren.org or email Lorin John­son, ljohn­son@cen­ter-for-chil­dren.org.

De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works will host Shred Event fea­tur­ing Rain Bar­rel and Com­post Work­shops 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13 at Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing park­ing lot, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata. 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. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. charle­scoun­ty­parks.com or call 301-932-3470.

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.

Ask the Com­puter Lady will be 2-4 p.m. May 13 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

Paws to Read will be 2:153:30 p.m. May 13 at La Plata Li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 6-14. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 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 som­daudubon@ya­hoo.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 smtroop1814@gmail.com. Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at Pis­cat­away Park will host Girl Scout Day: Soil & Wa­ter 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13 at the park, 3400 Br yan Point Road. Free. 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 or call 301-743-3040. 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, 301-9345423.

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. For more in­for­ma­tion, 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 301-6322266.

Sun­day, May 14

Friends of Jef­fer­son Pat­ter­son Park

and Mu­seum will host Tea in the Gar­den 1-3:30 p.m. May 14 at JPPM, 10515 Mack­all Road, St. Leonard. Tick­ets $30 adults; $15 chil­dren 10 and younger. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Betty Seifert at betty.seifert@mary­land.gov 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. Cost $10 adults; $9 se­niors.For in­for­ma­tion, call 240-320-4381. Mon­day, May 15 Squish and Swish Sen­sory Playtime will be 2-3 p.m. May 15 at La Plata Li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 0-5. Ticket re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

All in Stitches will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 15 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-2864. 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

eReader Drop-in will be 5:157:15 p.m. May 16 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. All ages. Call 301-934-9001.

Teen and Adult Art Night will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 16 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Bike Safety 101 will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 16 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6452864.

VFW Post 8810 will hold Mem­bers Meet­ing 7 p.m. May 16 at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Call 301-6456331.

Wed­nes­day, May 17

Cre­ative Writ­ers Work­shop will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 17 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-2864. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. May 17 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

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 301-6451395. 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 301-375-7375. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and Knit­ting

Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 18 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Comic Book Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. May 18 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Ages 12 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

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 301-645-6331. 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, 301-6450684 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, go to www.csmd.edu/stu­dent-ser­vices/reg­is­trar/grad­u­a­tion/ in­dex.html. Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at Pis­cat­away Park will host Spring Homeschool Day 10 a.m.-noon May 18 at the park, 3400 Br yan 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 301-645-3077.

Fri­day, May 19

Bike to Work and Well­ness Day will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at In­dian Head Vil­lage Green Pav­il­ion, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 240-3754061. To reg­is­ter, go to www. bike­towork­metrodc.org.

Veter­ans Stand Down Day pre­sented by the Three Oaks Cen­ter will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 44219 Air­port Road, Cal­i­for­nia. To par­tic­i­pate or for in­for­ma­tion, go to www. three­oaks­cen­ter.org.

Na­ture and Bird­ing Walk will be May 19 de­part­ing 9 a.m. from In­dian Head Rail Trail, park­ing lot, Liv­ingston Road (Route 224), In­dian Head. Rain date May 26. Ages 18 and older. Call La Plata li­brary, 301-934-9001.

Port Tobacco Play­ers will present ro­man­tic com­edy “The Tem­pest” 8 p.m. Fri­day-Satur­day and 3 p.m. Sun­day through May 21 at the theater, 508 East Charles St., Port Tobacco. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, go to www.pt­play­ers.com or call the theater, 301-932-6819.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Grilled Steak Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 19 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $13. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522. Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 will hold Roast Beef Din­ner 5-7 p.m. May 19 at Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. Cost $11. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221 or go to www.al­post82.org. Our Place Well­ness and Re­cover

Cen­ter will host “Open­ing the Door to Re­cov­ery” con­fer­ence 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at Wal­dorf Jaycee Cen­ter, 3090 Crain High­way. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Charles County Free­dom Land­ing, Inc. at 301-932-2737.

In­dian Head Cen­ter for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, presents co­me­dian Kelly Ter­ra­nova 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the theater, 4185 In­dian Head High­way. Tick­ets $20. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.brown­pa­pertick­ets. com/event/2949049 or www. in­di­an­head­black­box.org, or call 301-743-3040.

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