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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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Break VCon­nec­tions 9-10:30 will a.m. hold Mon­days Veter­ansat Chick­fil-A, Cof­fee 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.vcon­nec­tions.org. Pom­fret Way-of-Lifewill meet Al-Anon8 p.m. Fam­ily Tues­days Group at St. and Joseph Ala­teen 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 Chick­fil-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. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact An­gela Dion at an­ge­la­dion­writer@gmail.com, 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, 301-7536335, 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 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. 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 1-800-425-2666.

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. 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. Free. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301539-4730 or go to www.csmd.edu/about/ lo­ca­tions/cen­ter-for-trades-and-en­er­gy­train­ing/.

Port To­bacco One Room School will be open for tours Satur­days noon-4 p.m. through Sept. 2 at the school, 7215 Chapel Point

Road. Mem­bers of the Charles County Re­tired School Per­son­nel As­so­ci­a­tion will act as hosts. No charge. For in­for­ma­tion, call Dale Cor­nette, 301934-9483. 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. Ex­hibitors in­vited to pro­vide age-ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren be­tween birth and 5 years of age. Reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion avail­able at www.CharlesCoun­tyMD. gov. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Alexan­dra Alexis at 301-934-9305 or Alex­isA@ CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov. Sec­ond (In­dian Head) 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. 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. The Charles County Depart­ment of Health will be of­fer­ing its next 8-week free quit smok­ing pro­gram in Au­gust 2017. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call Mary Beth Klick at 301-609-6932 to sign up.

Patux­ent Voices 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, July 14

Calvert Ma­rine Mu­seum will host Thomas Rhett live per­for­mance 7:30 p.m. July 14 at the mu­seum, PNC Wa­ter­side Pav­il­ion, Solomons. Gates open 6 p.m. Tick­ets $44-$75; ad­di­tional fees ap­ply. For tick­ets or in­for­ma­tion, go to www.calvert­marine­mu­seum.com or call 410-3262042, ext. 16, 17 or 18. Na­ture and Bird­ing Walks

will be 8 a.m. July 14 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Take an easy walk while look­ing and lis­ten­ing for our feath­ered friends. A field guide from South­ern Mary­land Audubon So­ci­ety will be on hand. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-934-9001.

Minecraft for Kids will be 6 p.m. July 14 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Join us for an evening of Minecraft build­ing and Creep­ers. We’ll pro­vide the build­ing chal­lenges and you pro­vide the cre­ativ­ity. Ages 6-11. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

Satur­day, July 15

South­ern Mary­land Film Fes­ti­val will present its Charles County Mini-Fest July 15 at the In­dian Head Cen­ter for the Arts Black Box The­atre, 4185 In­dian Head High­way. The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the South­ern

Mary­land Film Fes­ti­val will present a fam­ily-friendly block of films 4-6 p.m. and a pro­gram for more ma­ture au­di­ences 7-9 p.m. Food and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for pur­chase. Tick­ets $3 per per­son per show­ing; $5 for the en­tire evening. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.smdff.org or www. in­di­an­head­black­box.org. Awe­some An­i­mal GrossOut will be 2 p.m. July 15 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Dis­cover in­ter­est­ing, dis­gust­ing, and en­dear­ing facts about an­i­mals through fun games and crafts. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375. The Mis­ad­ven­tures of Peter

Rab­bit will be 2 p.m. July 15 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Charles County Mas­ter Gar­den­ers present a hu­mor­ous and ed­u­ca­tional the­ater pro­duc­tion star­ring Peter Rab­bit. Through ex­plor­ing his gar­den, Peter Rab­bit learns about ben­e­fi­cial in­sects, sus­tain­able gar­den­ing tips, and grow­ing a gar­den that feeds a fam­ily. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-1395. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82 and Plan-it-4-U Event Plan­ning

will host Vet­eran’s Health Screen­ing and Ed­u­ca­tional Work­shop 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15 at the post, 6330 North Crain High­way, La Plata. A va­ri­ety of health care pro­fes­sion­als will be present to ad­dress health care ques­tions and is­sues. Ex­hibitor fee $50 per ex­hibit space; one half of ex­hibitor fee do­nated to Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82. For in­for­ma­tion, call George Haw­ley at 240-3676489 or email plan­it4uevent­plan­ning@gmail.com. Charles County Mas­ter Gar­den­ers will hold a plant clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15 at Wal­dorf Farmer’s Mar­ket, O’Don­nell and St. Pa­trick’s Drive. Gen­eral gar­den­ing in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice will be avail­able. Bring sam­ples of dis­eased or in­fected plants, leaves or any gar­den and land­scape prob­lems to trou­bleshoot. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-5403.

Mon­day, July 17

Charles County Depart­ment of Recre­ation, Parks, and

Tourism will hold Fish­ing Fun­da­men­tals 8-11:30 a.m. July 17-20 at Gil­bert Run Park, 13140 Charles St., Char­lotte Hall. Park staff will teach fun­da­men­tals of how to fish with live bait, ar­ti­fi­cial lures, fly fish­ing and more. Equip­ment will be pro­vided; par­tic­i­pants en­cour­aged to bring their own fish­ing gear. Chil­dren should have some prior fish­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Cost

$40. Ages 10–15. Pre­reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Class size is limited. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Gil­bert Run Park of­fice, 301-932-1083.

My Gym @ Your Li­brary will be 10:30 a.m. July 17 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. My Gym staff will lead chil­dren through cir­cle time, songs, dance and tum­bling skills. Each child must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Ages 3-5. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

Math Club will meet 2 p.m. July 17 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Dis­cover some tricks you can use in math class while hav­ing fun. Ages 9-11. Call 301934-9001. Make Your Own YouTube Book Trail­ers will be 2 p.m. July 17 at Po­tomac Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Get cre­ative and have fun mak­ing your own YouTube video to ad­ver­tise your fa­vorite book. Ages 9-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375. We All Scream for Ice Cream

will be 2 p.m. July 17 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Learn about the his­tory of this well loved dessert as you watch a demon­stra­tion on how to make home­made ice cream. All ages. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

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