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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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. 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 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 443-5320090 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.

Reg­is­tra­tions will be ac­cepted through May 25 to par­tic­i­pate in the South­ern Mary­land In­vi­ta­tional Live­stock Expo (SMILE) to be held June 23-25 at St. Mary’s County Fair­grounds, Leonard­town. Expo will cel­e­brate the show­man­ship tal­ents of young peo­ple with an in­ter­est in rais­ing live­stock and is a mix of com­pe­ti­tion, learn­ing and fun. Open to youth ages 8-21 years, res­i­dent in the five-county re­gion of South­ern Mary­land and other Mary­land coun­ties by in­vi­ta­tion. There will be a Novice Show­man­ship Class for chil­dren 6-7 years. To down­load sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion forms or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to the SMILE Face­book page or www.SMILE-INC.org, or call Su­san McQuilkin at 301-274-1922, ext. 1. 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 301743-5159 or go to www. mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org.

Wed­nes­day, May 17

Cre­ative Writ­ers Work­shop will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 17 at P.D. Brown Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. 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. Charles County Master

Gar­den­ers will hold a plant sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at La Plata Farm­ers Mar­ket, court­house park­ing lot, Tal­bot St. and Wash­ing­ton Ave. Herb con­tain­ers, na­tive flow­ers, heir­loom toma­toes and more. Plant clinic and demon­stra­tions on plant­ing salad boxes and potato bas­kets. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Univer­sity of Mary­land Ex­ten­sion, Charles County Of­fice, at 301 934-5403 or 301-752-8195.

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. 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 301-6456331. 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. Key­note speaker will be CSM Pres­i­dent Dr. Bradley Got­tfried. In event of in­clement weather, cer­e­mony will be moved in­doors to Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter (PE Build­ing) and tick­ets will be re­quired. Free. For in­for­ma­tion, email Grad­u­a­tion@csmd. edu or 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 Bryan Point Road. Plant sun­flow­ers in DIY news­pa­per pots, har­vest veg­eta­bles, learn about com­post­ing with worm houses, in­ter­act with and iden­tify help­ful and harm­ful bugs, and more. Vis­i­tors will ex­plore the Soil ex­hibit, Vis­i­tor Cen­ter area, Pump­kin Ash Trail, and Ecosys­tem Farm. Cost $8 per child 3 years and older; one free par­ent ad­mis­sion with pay­ing child. 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.

Fri­day, May 19

Bike to Work Day pit stop will be 6-11 a.m. May 19 at In­dian Head Vil­lage Green Pavil­ion, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road. Com­muter Con­nec­tions and Wash­ing­ton Area Bi­cy­clist As­so­ci­a­tion in­vite you to cel­e­brate bi­cy­cling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Regis­trants will be en­tered into re­gional bi­cy­cle raf­fle. Reg­is­tra­tion is free. Held rain or shine. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. bike­towork­metrodc.org or call 800-745-7433.

Three Oaks Cen­ter will hold Vet­er­ans Stand Down Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 44219 Air­port Road, Cal­i­for­nia. Event to pro­vide sup­port and ser­vices for South­ern Mary­land vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing home­less and dis­abled vet­er­ans. Sam­ple ser­vices in­clude med­i­cal and den­tal screen­ings, em­ploy­ment ser vices, so­cial, hous­ing, le­gal and more. 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. Teen Retro Game Night

will be 6-8 p.m. May 19 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 12-18. Call 301-6451395. 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. Cost $18 adults; $15 se­niors, stu­dents and mil­i­tary. 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 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. 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. Menu in­cludes roast beef, green beans, south­west corn, mashed pota­toes, gravy, rolls, cof­fee and tea. Cost $11. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301934-8221 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, ben­e­fit­ing the USO, 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.

Satur­day, May 20

Amer­i­can Le­gion Riders

Post 82 will host Op­er­a­tion Com­fort War­riors Ride & Dance ben­e­fit May 20 at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. Reg­is­tra­tion 10 a.m. at the post. Live bands 4-11 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.le­gion.org/op­er­a­tioncom­fort­war­riors or www.al­post82.org.

Shop­kin’s Satur­day will be 2-3 p.m. May 20 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Ages 4-9. Call 301375-7375.

VFW Post 8810 will hold Texas Hold-em Tour­na­ment 6 p.m. May 20 at VFW Post 8810/Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Sign-up 5:45 p.m. Buy-in $100. Call 301-645-6331. Life Jour­neys Writ­ers Guild

will hold Nuts and Bolts Gath­er­ing 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 20 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.life­jour­neyswrit­ers­guild.org or call Yvonne Med­ley at 240427-5594.

Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers and So­ci­ety for the Restora­tion of Port Tobacco will host Port Tobacco Mar­ket Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at his­toric Port Tobacco Court­house, Chapel Point Road. Free ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mary Fen­ton, 301-375-7892, or go to www.charlescoun­tymd.gov/tourism. La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire

De­part­ment will host Texas Hold Em fundraiser tour­na­ment 7 p.m. May 20 at the sta­tion, 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave. Must be 21 years or older to play. Cash only. For reser­va­tions or in­for­ma­tion, call 301-609-7500.

Sun­day, May 21

Mary­land Wa­ter­men’s

As­so­ci­a­tion will hold Clay Shoot 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21 at Larry Bowl­ing Sport­ing Clays, 9775 Sport­ing Clay Place, La Plata. Cost $75 per per­son; in­cludes lunch. Door prizes. Pro­ceeds go to MWA. To pre-reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, call 410216-6610, or go to www. mary­land­wa­ter­men.com. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post

238 will hold Break­fast 9-11 a.m. May 21 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $6. Pub­lic in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at Pis­cat­away Park will host Stu­dent De­sign Pre­sen­ta­tions & 50-Mile Potluck Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21 at the park, Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 3400 Bryan Point Road. To RSVP, email de­sign@pa­tri­ci­aceglia. com. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org or call 301-2832113.

Mon­day, May 22

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art

Cen­ter will hold The Power of Color work­shop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 22-23 at the Cen­ter, Small­wood State Park, 2750 Swe­den Point Road, Mar­bury. Cost $220 mem­bers; $240 non-mem­bers. For reg­is­tra­tion form or in­for­ma­tion, go to www.mat­ta­wom­a­nart.org/classes or call 301-743-5159. Mary­land Coali­tion Against

Sex­ual As­sault will hold Re­gional Cam­pus Train­ing 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 22 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Reg­is­tra­tion will be open to cam­pus in­ves­ti­ga­tors, po­lice, ad­min­is­tra­tion and staff, coun­selors, stu­dents, and ad­vo­cates in the South­ern Mary­land re­gion. Rape cri­sis cen­ter staff will re­ceive pri­or­ity reg­is­tra­tion. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, con­tact MCASA at info@ mcasa.org or call 301328-7023, or go to www. mcasa.org. Push­ing the Lim­its: Adult

Book Dis­cus­sion will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 22 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Stop by Po­tomac li­brary for free copy of the book. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-375-7375. West Span­ish Con­ver­sa­tional Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. May 22 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6451395. Drum Point Flotilla, US Coast Guard Aux­il­iary

will con­duct Mary­land Boat­ing Safety Ed­u­ca­tion Class 6-10 p.m. May 22-23 and May 25 at County Ser­vices Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Fred­er­ick. Fi­nal test will be May 25. A Mary­land Boat­ing Safety Ed­u­ca­tion Cer­tifi­cate (blue card) will be is­sued upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion. Cost $20. Walk-ins ac­cepted if space per­mits.

To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call R. T. West, 410-535-2035, or go to a0542306.wow.uscgaux.info. Charles County Vol­un­teer

Res­cue Squad will host an open house 6-9 p.m. May 22 at the sta­tion, 2 Calvert St., La Plata. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www. ccvrs.org.

Tues­day, May 23

Fun Time Yoga will be 10-11 a.m. May 23 at La Plata Li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 4-9. Call 301934-9001.

Wed­nes­day, May 24

In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter Book Club will meet 11 a.m.-noon May 24 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. Call Po­tomac li­brary, 301-375-7375. Leaf Print­ing will be 6-7 p.m. May 24 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. All ages. Call 301375-7375.

Book Gos­sip will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 24 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 6-11. Call 301-645-1395. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6-7:30 p.m. May 24 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395. TEDCO In­for­ma­tional

Ses­sion will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 24 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Learn about TEDCO and its RBI^2 pro­gram. RBI^2 as­sists start up and small tech­nol­ogy-based busi­nesses in ru­ral ar­eas of Mary­land to ad­vance the com­pany to a higher level of suc­cess. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Thurs­day, May 25

South­ern MD CPR & First

Aid Train­ing will of­fer CPR, AED & First Aid Train­ing 5 p.m. May 25 in Owings. Class in­cludes two year cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (card is­sued) in adult, child and in­fant CPR, AED & First Aid train­ing. Non-health­care provider class. Open to pub­lic. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www. somd­cpr.com or call 443481-7796. Jazzy Yarns: Cro­chet and Knit­ting Class will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 25 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Film Club for Teens will be 6-7:30 p.m. May 25 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395.

Fri­day, May 26

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Pork Chop Din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 26 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $10. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

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