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Maryland Independent - - Cel­e­bra­tions - Charles County Early Child­hood Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil Sec­ond (In­dian Head) Di­vi­sion As­so­ci­a­tion Charles County Of­fice of Tourism Care Net Preg­nancy Cen­ter of South­ern Mary­land The Charles County Depart­ment of Health Patux­ent Voices Amer­i­can Le­gion Rid­ers Post 8

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.

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. Ex­hibitors in­vited to pro­vide age-ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren be­tween birth and five years of age. Regis­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion avail­able at www.CharlesCoun­tyMD. gov. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Alexan­dra Alexis at 301-934-9305 or Alex­isA@CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov.

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 224-2251202, or go to www.2ida. org.

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. 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.

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.

will be of­fer­ing its next 8-week free quit smok­ing pro­gram in Au­gust 2017. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired. Call Mary Beth Klick at 301609-6932 to sign up.

women’s a capella group will hold au­di­tions for all voice parts for par­tic­i­pat­ing in the fall sea­son and Christ­mas pro­gram. To ar­range an au­di­tion or for more in­for­ma­tion, email patux­entvoices@ gmail.com or go to www. patux­entvoices.org.

Fri­day, June 30

will hold a beef brisket din­ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 30 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $10. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

will host a spaghetti din­ner 6-8 p.m. June 30 at Harry White Wilmer Post 82, 6330 N. Crain High­way, La Plata. All you can eat. To-go or­ders avail­able. Cost $10. Open to pub­lic. For event in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-8221 or go to www.al­post82. org.

will host Com­edy and Karaoke fundraiser 8 p.m. June 30 at Mar­tini’s Restau­rant and Lounge, 10553 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. Doors open 7 p.m. Money gen­er­ated from ticket and food sales ben­e­fit Spring Dell’s pro­grams for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. Show con­tains adult ma­te­rial; must be 21 years or older to at­tend. Tick­ets must be pur­chased in ad­vance; cost $25. To pur­chase tick­ets, go to www.springdell­cen­ter.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-4561.

Sat­ur­day, July 1

will be 3 p.m. July 1 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Have ques­tions about how to use your new de­vice or other IT ques­tions? Come ask our res­i­dent ex­perts. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Mon­day, July 3

will meet 2 p.m. July 3 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Dis­cover some tricks you can use in math class while hav­ing a blast. Ages 9-11. Call 301-934-9001.

will be 2 p.m. July 3 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Take an ac­tion-packed ad­ven­ture about a crew of quirky pi­rates ma­rooned on a desert is­land. Vol­un­teers from au­di­ence will help ex­plore the sci­ence be­hind clouds, com­bus­tion, air pres­sure, sci­en­tific vari­ables and more. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

will be 6 p.m. July 3 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This is an in­for­mal, so­cial group. Open to all. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Tues­day, July 4

will be 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 4 at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium, 11765 St. Li­nus Drive, Wal­dorf. Rain or shine. Ven­ders, crafters, Fam­ily Fun Zone, live en­ter­tain­ment and evening fire­works. Guests en­cour­aged to bring blan­kets and chairs. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. Ticket re­quired to en­ter sta­dium for South­ern Mary­land Blue Crabs game. Guests who pur­chase game tick­ets will re­ceive a com­pli­men­tar y Fam­ily Fun Zone wrist­band. To pur­chase game tick­ets, call 301-638-9788 or go to www.SoMDBlueCrabs.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov/ Cel­e­brateCharles or call Crain Me­mo­rial Wel­come Cen­ter at 1-800-7663386.

will host Fourth of July fire­works July 4 at the fair­grounds, 8440 Fair­ground Road, La Plata. Gates open 3 p.m. Tours of his­toric McConchie School, Farm Mu­seum, and live en­ter­tain­ment. Free ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.charle­scoun­ty­fair. com/ju­ly4th.html or call 301-932-1234.

will host The Sable Sol­diers of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion re-en­act­ment group 7 p.m. July 4 at Charles County Fair­grounds, Build­ing A, 8440 Fair­ground Road, La Plata. In pe­riod cos­tumes, the group will present a time travel jour­ney to the Revo­lu­tionar y War era, with a talk and liv­ing his­tor y demon­stra­tion. An ex­hibit com­prised of Revo­lu­tion­ary War pe­riod props and ar­ti­facts will be on dis­play. RSVP by June 30 to McConchieS­choolandFar­mMu­seum@ gmail.com.

Wed­nes­day, July 5

will meet 10 a.m. July 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Homeschooled chil­dren are en­cour­aged to dis­cuss and com­pare a well-know book and the movie adap­ta­tion. This month will be “The BFG” by Roald Dahl. Ages 9-11. Call 301-645-1395.

will be 11 a.m. July 5 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Preschool­ers will get to make their own na­ture jour­nals and take a short na­ture walk. Ages 2-5. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

will be 2 p.m. July 5 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Par­tic­i­pants will cre­ate pen­dants and key chains us­ing shrinky dinks. Ages 6-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-3757375.

will be 2 p.m. July 5 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Vol­un­teers from au­di­ence will help ex­plore the sci­ence be­hind clouds, com­bus­tion, air pres­sure, sci­en­tific vari­ables and more. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

will be 2 p.m. July 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-6451395.

will meet 6 p.m. July 5 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6451395.

Thurs­day, July 6

will be 1 p.m. July 6 at the cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. This month “Com­mon­wealth” by Ann Patch­ett will be dis­cussed. Call 301-934-9001.

will be 2 p.m. July 6 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Vol­un­teers from au­di­ence will help ex­plore the sci­ence be­hind clouds, com­bus­tion, air pres­sure, sci­en­tific vari­ables and more. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-9349001.

will be 6 p.m. July 6 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.

will be 6 p.m. July 6 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Join us for an evening of Poke­mon fun with games, crafts, and ac­tiv­i­ties. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

will be 6 p.m. July 6 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Work to­gether on teams or on your own to cre­ate things with Lego blocks, then share your cre­ations with the group. All ages. Call 301645-2864.

will be 6 p.m. July 6 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn the ba­sics or de­velop your skills in cro­chet­ing or knit­ting. Bring your own sup­plies. Be­gin­ners should bring a skein of yarn and a “J” cro­chet hook or size 8 or 9 knit­ting nee­dles. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-6452864.

will be 6 p.m. July 6 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. En­joy an English based sto­ry­time with some added Span­ish words and watch as our Span­ish vo­cab­u­lary grows. Read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Call 301-645-1395.

Fri­day, July 7

will hold Steak and Shrimp Din­ner 6-8 p.m. July 7 at the post, 6330 Crain High­way, La Plata. Cost $15 steak or shrimp; $18 com­bi­na­tion. Call 301-934-8221.

will host fried shrimp bas­ket din­ners to go 5-7 p.m. July 7 at the sta­tion, 9765 Bel Al­ton New­town Road. Shrimp din­ner served with french fries and cole slaw. Cost $10. For in­for­ma­tion, call Janet, 240-682-4840.

will be 1 p.m. July 7 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Fol­low the clues around the li­brary to find the trea­sure and win a prize. Ages 2-18. Call 301-375-7375.

Sat­ur­day, July 8

will be 9:30 a.m. July 8 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. This month “Every­thing I Never Told You” by Ce­leste Ng will be dis­cussed. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

will be 2 p.m. July 8 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Help avail­able on first come, first served ba­sis. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-375-7375.

will be 2 p.m. July 8 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Dur­ing this nar­rated story, kids sprin­kle ma­te­ri­als such as in­stant cof­fee and other “con­tam­i­nates” into a con­tainer of wa­ter to vi­su­al­ize the im­pact of pol­lu­tants and land use on the river. The ac­tiv­ity helps kids ap­pre­ci­ate clean wa­ter and learn ways that we can all im­prove the health of our lo­cal wa­ter­ways. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

will be 11 a.m. July 10 at Po­tomac Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Ages 3-5. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-3757375.

will meet 2 p.m. July 10 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Ages 9-11. Call 301-9349001.

will be 2 p.m. July 10 at Po­tomac Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Ages 5-12. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

will be 2 p.m. July 10 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Ex­pe­ri­ence three South African cul­tures through dance. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-6451395.

Tues­day, July 11

will be 6:45 p.m. July 11 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts lawn, 8730 Mitchell Road. Gen­eral John Per­sh­ing will be fea­tured in this part of a series that com­mem­o­rates the cen­ten­nial of the United States’ en­try into World War I by por­tray­ing piv­otal his­tor­i­cal fig­ures from the pe­riod. Bring pic­nic with lawn chair or blan­ket; no al­co­holic bev­er­ages per­mit­ted. Free. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www. csmd.edu/com­mu­nity/ the-arts/spe­cial-events/ chau­tauqua/ or call 301934-7828.

will be 2 p.m. July 11 at Po­tomac Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. The Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Charles County will present fas­ci­nat­ing bat facts, about bat adap­ta­tions and bats’ role in our lo­cal habi­tat. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

will be 2 p.m. July 11 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Join us for tech­nol­ogy and cre­ativ­ity. Work on de­sign chal­lenges in Roblox. Ages10-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395.

will be 6 p.m. July 11 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Pro­gram will help you de­ter­mine the kinds of fake news that ex­ist and pro­vide tools and re­sources for how to eval­u­ate news for its re­li­a­bil­ity and truth. Pre­sented by the Enoch Pratt Free Li­brary, Mary­land State Li­brary Re­source Cen­ter. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.

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