Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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 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 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
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.