Cal­en­dar of events

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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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 com­mu­nity@somd­news.com. In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions. 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, 301-758-3082 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 301-6459427.

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 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 1-800-4252666. 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 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 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 marys­fen­ton@ya­hoo.com. 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 ayanna.brown@mary­land.gov.

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.

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