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 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 301-6459427. 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. For information, contact Jerald or Kimberly Graham at 443-532-0090 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 1-800-4252666.
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 301-539-4730 or go to www.csmd.edu/ about/locations/centerfor-trades-and-energytraining/. 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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.ccplonline.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 email@example.com, 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. 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 301-6450601. Care Net Pregnancy Center
of Southern Maryland is accepting early registrations through Aug. 25 for its annual Baby Steps 5K Fun Run/Walk to be held 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. To register or for more information, go to www.friendsofcnpcsm.org/babysteps.php.
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. American Legion Post
238 will hold a barbecue sandwich dinner 5:307:30 p.m. June 9 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $10. For information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
Saturday, June 10
Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will perform Brahms’ German Requiem 7:30 p.m. June 10 and 3:30 p.m. June 11 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Tickets $15; $12 students, seniors, and military. For information, go to www.chesapeakechoral.com, email info@ chesapeakechoral.com or call 301-642-0594. Charles County Comic-Con will be held at noon June 10 at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Skype talk with Brandon Montclare (author of Rocket Girl, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur), meet local comic book vendors and artists, and more. All ages. Call 301645-1395.
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 Bring a drum. Bring a picnic. Tour Mount Aventine. Enjoy children’s crafts and refreshments. For information, go to www. friendsofchapmansp.org. Potomac Heights Volunteer
Fire Department will hold a fried chicken dinner 4-7 p.m. June 11 at the station, 73 Glymont Road, Indian Head. Adult dinner will include two pieces chicken (one breast), two sides, roll and drink. Kids dinner will include one leg, one side, roll and drink. Cost $10 adults; $9 ages 55 or older; $6 children 5-12 years; $3 children 4 years and under. For information, call 240-419-7849.
Monday, June 12
Waldorf Lions Club will hold a blood drive 11 a.m4 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 301-6456331.
Wednesday, June 14
A Free Senior Expo will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14 at Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Road, Waldorf. 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 410-770-4157. Richard R. Clark Senior Center and VConnections, Inc. will host Pool Tournament with the Charlotte Hall Veterans 9 a.m. June 14 at the center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. Senior veterans are invited to participate; sign-up at the center. For more information, call Debi Shanks at 301-6095711. Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting 1:30 p.m. June 14 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Pomonkey. All alumni and friends invited. For information, call Philip Thomas, 301751-1823.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 301-6456331. Richard R. Clark Senior
Center (RRCSC) will host its annual Juneteenth celebration program and lunch 10:30 a.m.-noon June 15 at the center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. Tickets cost $3; lunch donation requested the day of event. Advanced registration is required. For more information, call the center at 301-934-5423. FLW Tour at the Potomac
River presented by Costa Del Mar will start 6:30 a.m. through June 18 at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Weigh-ins begin 3 p.m. June 15-16 at the park and 4 p.m. June 17-18 at the park. Hosted by Charles County Board of Commissioners, tournament will feature 320 pros and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the Pro Division and up to $25,000 cash in the Co-angler Division. For more information, go to www. flwfishing.com.
Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, Southern Maryland Chapter, will meet 7 p.m. June 15 at Solomons Volunteer Fire Department, Route 4 and Dowell Road. Open to public. For information, go to www.mssasmc.com.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1972, will meet at noon June 15 at The Greene Turtle restaurant, 6 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata. For more information, call 301-645-3077.
Community Conversation: The Public Living Room
Project will be 6 p.m. June 15 at La Plata library, 2 Garrett Ave. A “public living room” is a place for everyone and anyone to go when having a tough day, or a place to relax or just be. For information, call 301-934-9001, ext. 132.
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.
Harry White Wilmer Sons of The American Legion
Squadron 82 will hold a baby back rib dinner 5-7 p.m. June 16 at American Legion Post 82, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Menu includes 1/2 slab of ribs, ranch beans, cole slaw, fries, rolls, coffee and tea. Cost $12. For information, call 301934-8221 or go to www. alpost82.org. American Legion Post
238 will hold a grilled steak dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 16 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $13. For information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
Saturday, June 17
CSM Open House at Center for Trades and Energy
Training will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17 at College of Southern Maryland, Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), 6170 Hughesville Station Place. An open house will be held every third Saturday of the month through December. Learn more about career training programs offered in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and more. Free. For information, call 301-539-4730 or go to www.csmd.edu/about/locations/center-for-tradesand-energy-training/. American Legion Post 293
will hold Texas Hold-em Tournament 6 p.m. June 17 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.
Summerseat Farm will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17 at the farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. Something for everyone. Household, barn, antiques, furniture, garage, outside, kids, holidays, surprises and more. Parking in the field. Cash or check only. Summerseat is an IRS designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All proceeds go to Summerseat for its upkeep, maintenance and programs. For information, go to www.summerseat.org. FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Costa Del Mar will start 6:30 a.m. through June 18 at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Weigh-ins begin 4 p.m. June 17-18 at the park. For more information, go to www. flwfishing.com. FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby will be 9-11 a.m. June 17 at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Open to area youth (18 years of age and younger) and Special Olympics athletes (all ages). Free. For more information, go to www. flwfishing.com.