Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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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.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 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 301-6459427.
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 second 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 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. 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 1-800-4252666. 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. CSM Open House at Center for Trades and Energy Training will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the
third Saturday of each month through December at College of Southern Maryland, Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), 6170 Hughesville Station Place. Learn more about career training programs offered in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and more. Free. For information, call 301539-4730 or go to www.csmd.edu/about/locations/centerfor-trades-and-energy-training/.
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. Charles County Early Childhood
Advisory Council is accepting exhibitor and sponsor registrations through July 21 for Early Childhood Day to be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Marketplace. Local businesses and individuals welcome to participate. Exhibitors invited to provide age-appropriate activities for children between birth and five years of age. An advertising or exhibitor display is $35. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration information available at www. CharlesCountyMD.gov. For more information, contact Alexandra Alexis at 301-934-9305 or AlexisA@CharlesCountyMD. gov. 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 email@example.com; 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. Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s Second Infantry Division at any time. This year the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division which was formed in France during World War I. For information about the association and our annual reunion on Sept. 13-17 in Arlington, Va., contact Secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast. net, call 224-225-1202, or go to www.2ida.org. Charles County Office of Tourism
invites local businesses, artisans, and food establishments to participate in the “Best of Charles County” showcase at 2017 Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth. Event will be held 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 4 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Spaces available for $10; space includes one 10 feet by 10 feet area, one 8-foot table, and two folding chairs. To register or for more information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ CelebrateCharles. Nonprofit organizations interested in participating should contact Rachel Ammerman at AmmermaR@ CharlesCountyMD.gov or 301645-0601.
Friday, June 2
American Legion Post 82 will hold Steak and Shrimp Dinner 6-8 p.m. June 2 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost $15 steak or shrimp; $18 combination. Call 301-934-8221. Charles County Freedom Landing
Inc. will host an open house and art exhibit 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. May 30-June 2 and noon-5 p.m. June 3 at Charles County Freedom Landing, Inc., main building, 400 Potomac St. La Plata. Various works, photographs transferred to wood, have been created by participants in the psychiatric rehabilitation program. Project partially funded by a grant from Charles County Art Alliance. For more information, call 301-932-2737. Pets with Disabilities (PWD) will host “A Toast to Pets with Disabilities” fundraising event 6-10 p.m. June 2 at Running Hare Vineyard, 150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick. Event will feature wine tasting, food, music and silent auction. PWD is a local non-profit organization that takes in dogs and cats with special needs. Tickets $65. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or for more information, go to www.petswithdisabilities.org. Society for the Restoration of Port
Tobacco presents First Friday Summer Wine Fest 6-9 p.m. June 2 at Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St. Wine, food and music. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.restoreporttobacco.wordpress.com and click on “First Fridays and Other Events” or call Mary Fenton at 301-375-7892, email firstname.lastname@example.org. American Legion 293 Riders will hold Beef or Pork Enchiladas Dinner 6-8 p.m. June 2 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.
Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host Fried Chicken Dinners To Go 5-7 p.m. June 2 at the station, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. Cost $12. For information, call Janet at 240-682-4840.
Saturday, June 3
Calvert County Citizens Green Team will host Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell. Learn to lower energy costs, harness solar power, find green products for home and business, plant a healthier garden, compost waste, and more. Make a rain barrel (pre-registration required),
recycle old air conditioning units and drop off old latex paint for safe disposal/recycling (for a fee). Food and drink for purchase. Free. Open to public. For information, go to www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/ node/245. Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway
Park will host Tails on Trails 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3 at the park, Education Center, 3400 Bryan Point Road. Celebrate National Trails Day with your pooch. Event will feature guided trail walks, Pooch Play Zone with tennis ball pit, agility course and cooling pool. DIY dog treats, paw care products and caricature pooch portraits. Cost $5 per person; includes one dog pass. Additional dog pass $5. Children under 3 free. All dogs must be on leash. To register or for information, go to www. accokeekfoundation.org or call 301-283-2113. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Boosters will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Rain date 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 4. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will donate two tickets per person attending this event for the night’s game beginning 6:35 p.m. To rent a space or for more information, email somdbluecrabsboosters@comcast. net, or call Robin Melson at 301-661-8812 or Vicki Bellet at 301-751-6438. CSM’s Celebrating a Career, Building Futures, will be 7-11 p.m. June 3 at College of Southern Maryland, Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), 6170 Hughesville Station Place. Celebrate CSM’s fourth president Dr. Bradley Gottfried and his 11 years of leading the college as he prepares to retire. Event will include cocktails, tasty fare, live music and raffles and will showcase one of Gottfried’s realized visions, the newly opened Center for Trades and Energy Training. Proceeds will be used to establish the Gottfried Building Futures Scholarship for workforce training students. Cost $100 per ticket; special sponsorships available. For information, call 302-934-7647, email eabell1@ csmd.edu, or go to http://foundation.csmd.edu/news-events/ building-futures.html.
Center for Children will present Touch-a-Truck 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Touch, learn, and explore trucks, construction vehicles, cars and public safety equipment. Enjoy food, local vendors, performances and more. Every paid admission receives one free ticket to the night’s Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game at 6:35 p.m. Admission $8 adults; $3 children ages 1-16; children under 1 free. For more information, go to www.center-for-children. org or email Lorin Johnson, ljohnson@center-for-children. org. Charles County Amateur Radio
Club will offer free amateur radio license exams 9:30 a.m. June 3 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Tests for all levels of amateur radio license will be available. Walk in applicants accepted; pre-registration preferred. To register, go to http://k3smd.org and click on “Ham License Exams,”
or call 301-503-4706.
Cruising Ponies Mustang Club will host 3rd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3 at Walmart, 11930 Acton Lane, Waldorf. Trophies, food for sale and more. Vehicle registration fee $25. All proceeds to Children’s Miracle Network. Call Joe Brown at 301-266-4896 or Aletha Robinson at 301-705-7070.
Sunday, June 4
Free rabies clinic will be held 1-3 p.m. June 4 at Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road. Dog and cat licenses will be available for purchase. Fee for pet license is $5 if your animal is altered; $25 if your animal is not altered. All pets over 4 months old must be licensed to comply with Charles County Ordinance. At the clinic, all dogs must be leashed, and all cats and ferrets must be contained in a carrier. For more information, contact Charles County Department of Emergency Services’ Division of Animal Control at 301-609-3425 or email Debbie Yost at YostD@ CharlesCountyMD.gov. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will host Children’s Day on the Farm 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4 at the park, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Antique tractor and car parade 2 p.m. Free family event will feature hands-on activities, interactive displays, petting zoos, wagon rides, pony rides, milking demonstrations and more. Antique tractors, cars, trucks and farm machinery will be on display. Food and merchandise available for purchase. Held rain or shine. For information, call 410-586-8501, email jef.pat@ maryland.gov, or go to www. jefpat.org.
Wednesday, June 7
Charles County Local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council will meet 5:30 p.m. June 7 at Charles County Health Department, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. Open to public. For information, call Monica Rosier, 301-609-6609.
Foreclosure legal clinic will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7 at Charles County Public Law Library, 200 Charles St., La Plata. Free foreclosure legal advice. Attorneys from Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will answer questions about foreclosures in Southern Maryland. Library located in basement of Circuit Court for Charles County; entrance on Washington Ave. For reservations or more information, call 301-932-3322. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293
will hold a members meeting 7 p.m. June 7 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
Thursday, June 8
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. June 8 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.
Friday, June 9
VFW Post 8810 will hold Steak Dinner 6:30-8 p.m. June 9 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Dinner served with potato and vegetable buffet, salad, roll and dessert. Cost $15. Call 301-645-6331.
Saturday, June 10
Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will present “A German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms 7:30 p.m. June 10 and 3:30 p.m. June 11 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Tickets $15; $12 students, seniors and military. For more information, go to www.chesapeakechoral.com or call 301-6420594.
Sunday, June 11
Chapman State Park will present Drummers in the Park 2 p.m. June 11 at the park, porch of Mt. Aventine, 3452 Ferry Place, Indian Head. Walidane Drummers will perform Senegalese rhythms and Abasi Johnson, founder of “More Than a Drum,” will follow with a wide pallet of rhythmic flavors. Bring a drum. Bring a picnic. Tour Mount Aventine. Enjoy children’s crafts and refreshments. For information, go to www. friendsofchapmansp.org.
Monday, June 12
Waldorf Lions Club will hold a blood drive 11 a.m-4 p.m. June 12 at Sam’s Club, parking lot, 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Event held in coordination with Children’s National Hospital Blood Mobile. To make a reservation, call 202-476-5437 or go to www.cnmcblooddonor.com.
American Legion Post 293 will hold an executive committee meeting 7 p.m. June 12 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
Wednesday, June 14
Senior Expo will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14 at Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Road, Waldorf. Free event will feature speaker breakout sessions on home care, estate liquidation, healthy hearing, poor circulation awareness, affordable housing and rental assistance, assisted living, and more. Complimentary hearing tests, brain games, and a raffle to win a seven-day cruise to Florida and the Bahamas will be available on site. To register or for more information, go to seniorexpo2017.eventbrite.com or call Tim Matis at 410-7704157.
Thursday, June 15
Charles County Department
of Social Services invites the public to join them for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15 at the Department of Social Services, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. The goal is to provide a better understanding of elder abuse and neglect by raising awareness of the factors contributing to this issue among older adults. To register or for more information, contact Ayanna Brown at 301-392-6553 or email email@example.com.
American Legion Post 293 will hold Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night 6-8:30 p.m. June 15 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331. Friday, June 16
AMVETS Post 13 will hold Ham and Scallop Potato Dinner 6-8 p.m. June 16 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.