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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.

Mary­land Vol­un­teer Lawyers Ser­vice will of­fer free fore­clo­sure le­gal ad­vice the first Wed­nes­day of each month at Charles County Public Law Li­brary, 200 Charles St., La Plata. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make an ap­point­ment, call the Law Li­brary at 301-932-3322.

Ki­wa­nis of Wal­dorf meets Wed­nes­days 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Com­fort Suites, 11765 Busi­ness Park Drive, Wal­dorf. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Carol Cox, 301758-3082 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. 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, 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 pointofchange@hot­mail.com.

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 1-800425-2666.

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 301-539-4730 or go to www. csmd.edu/about/lo­ca­tions/cen­ter-for­trades-and-en­ergy-train­ing/.

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, 301-934-9483.

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. Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Foun­da­tion is ac­cept­ing regis­tra­tions through July 31 for their an­nual Golf Clas­sic to be held Aug. 10 at Swan Point Yacht and Coun­try Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Is­sue. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-7647 or go to http://foun­da­tion.csmd.edu/ GolfClas­sic.

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land is ac­cept­ing regis­tra­tions through July 31 for Sip and Swing for Im­pact to be held Aug. 10 at Swan Point Yacht and Coun­try Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Is­sue. A re­laxed day of golf in­struc­tion paired with a food and wine tast­ing to raise funds for CSM schol­ar­ships and CSM ath­letic pro­grams. Cost $75 per per­son. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-7647 or go to http://foun­da­tion.csmd.edu/ GolfClas­sic. CSM Kids’ and Teen Col­lege will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 11 at Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, La Plata, Prince Fred­er­ick and Leonard­town cam­puses. For chil­dren ages 5-14. To reg­is­ter or for sched­ule of classes, go to www.csmd.edu/ pro­grams-cour­ses/non-credit/ youth-fam­ily-pro­grams/kids-and­teen-col­lege/. 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 224-2251202, 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.

Wed­nes­day, July 26

Chris Fas­cione: Jug­gling Funny Sto­ries will be 10 a.m. July 26 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head; 2 p.m. July 26 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf; and 6 p.m. July 26 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Na­tion­ally known story-per­former Chris Fas­cione acts out the best of clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture and folk­tales in fun-filled, par­tic­i­pa­tory shows for fam­i­lies. Tick­ets re­quired. Call Po­tomac li­brary at 301-375-7375, P.D. Brown li­brary at 301-6452864, or Wal­dorf West li­brary at 301-645-1395. In­dian Head Se­nior Cen­ter Book Club

will meet 11 a.m. July 26 at the cen­ter, 100 Corn­wal­lis Square. The book “The Cu­ri­ous Charms of Arthur Pep­per” by Pa­trick Phae­dra will be dis­cussed. Call Po­tomac li­brary, 301-375-7375. Wal­dorf West Cro­chet and Knit­ting Club will meet 6 p.m. July 26 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Be­gin­ners must know how to sin­gle cro­chet or how to knit stitch. Bring your own sup­plies. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Thurs­day, July 27

South­ern MD CPR and First Aid Train­ing will of­fer CPR, AED & First Aid Train­ing 5 p.m. July 27 in Owings. Class in­cludes two year cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (card is­sued) in adult, child and in­fant CPR, AED & First Aid train­ing. In­tended for non-health­care provider providers. Open to public. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.somd­cpr.com or call 443-481-7796. The Mary­land Zoo: Amaz­ing Adap­ta­tions will be 2 p.m. July 27 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Dis­cover some adap­ta­tions an­i­mals have for life in the wild. Use our chal­lenge ac­tiv­i­ties to com­pare them to our own abil­i­ties. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-934-9001.

Raise the Draw­bridge will be 2 p.m. July 27 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Make your own cas­tle with a work­ing draw­bridge. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

Kids Art will be 2 p.m. July 27 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Us­ing art and our un­der­stand­ing of com­mu­nity, we’ll build a bet­ter com­mu­nity and world by pro­mot­ing pos­i­tive think­ing, re­cy­cling and reusing things we find in na­ture. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-645-2864.

Speed Net­work­ing will be 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Meet men­tors and fu­ture em­ploy­ers while learn­ing suc­cess tips that could take you to the next level in your ca­reer. At­ten­dees will ro­tate be­tween var­i­ous busi­ness in­sid­ers. Ages 18 and older. Call 301-645-1395.

Life-Sized Games will be 6 p.m. July 27 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. This month Hi-Ho Cherry-O will be played. All ages. Call 301-375-7375.

Film Club for Teens will be 6 p.m. July 27 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Par­tic­i­pants will learn and go through the process of writ­ing scripts, pre-pro­duc­tion, film­ing, and post pro­duc­tion of movies. Ages 12-18. Call 301-645-1395. Brandy­wine Lions Club will hold a blood drive 2-7 p.m. July 27 at Baden Fire House, 16608 Brandy­wine Road. For in­for­ma­tion, call Bill Tes­lik at 301-888-1666.

Fri­day, July 28

African Amer­i­can Her­itage So­ci­ety of Charles County, Inc. and Greater

Wal­dorf Jaycees will host Unity in the Com­mu­nity Sum­mer Dance 7-11 p.m. July 28 at Greater Wal­dorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain High­way. Hors d’oeu­vres 7:30-8:30 p.m. Event will fea­ture en­ter­tain­ment by a lo­cal vo­cal­ist and DJ. Tick­ets $30; dead­line July 21. Classy at­tire. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, call Dorothea Smith at 301-843-2150.

Satur­day, July 29

Wal­dorf Elks Lodge will host All One Quar­ter Bid Quar­ter Auc­tion 6 p.m. July 29 at the lodge, 2210 Old Wash­ing­ton Road. Doors open 5 p.m. Trop­i­cal drinks, beach mu­sic, party props, good­ies from the grill, and auc­tion block of over 150 prizes. Prizes val­ued $25-$100. For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-474-2958 or 240-416-4224. Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Na­tional

Cap­i­tal Area, will hold “Know the 10 signs: Early de­tec­tion mat­ters” work­shop 11 a.m. July 29 at Her­itage-St. Charles Home­own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, 11230 St. Ed­wins Drive, White Plains. Free work­shop for any­one who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s dis­ease and re­lated de­men­tias. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, call Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion 24/7 Helpline at 800272-3900. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.alz.org/nca.

Ready to Serve will be 2 p.m. July 29 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. El­louise Schoet­tler is a sto­ry­teller whose liv­ing his­tory per­for­mance Ready to Serve is drawn from let­ters from Mary­land nurses who served in France in 1917-1919. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Life Jour­neys Writ­ers Guild will host its quar­terly meet­ing 2-5 p.m. July 29 at South­ern Mary­land Blue Crabs Sta­dium, The Leg­ends Club, 11765 St. Li­nus Dr., Wal­dorf. Event will fea­ture guest speak­ers, give­aways, raf­fles, net­work­ing, pub­lish­ing tips, food, and more. Cash bar will be avail­able. Free. Public in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.life­jour­neyswrit­ers­guild. org, or call Yvonne Med­ley at 240427-5594. Pom­fret Es­tates Com­mu­nity Yard Sale

will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur­day, July 29 at 5002 Pre­ston Lane, Pom­fret, near the Robert D. Stethem Ed­u­ca­tional Cen­ter.

Sun­day, July 30

So­ci­ety for the Restora­tion of Port

To­bacco will wel­come cy­clists and host a tree ded­i­ca­tion pro­gram 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 30 at Port To­bacco Court­house, 8430 Com­merce St. Bi­cy­clists start ar­riv­ing 10:15 a.m. Tree ded­i­ca­tion 10:30 a.m. Event held in part­ner­ship with STIHL Tour de Trees, Lib­erty Tree and Tree Fund. A Revo­lu­tion­ary War era Tulip Po­plar tree will be ded­i­cated. Light re­fresh­ments. For in­for­ma­tion, call Joyce Ede­len at 301-934-9056, email keechjoyce@aol.com.

Mon­day, July 31

South­ern Mary­land Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion will host Buy Lo­cal Chal­lenge Cel­e­bra­tion 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 31 at Robin Hill Farm and Vine­yards, 15800 Croom Road, Brandy­wine. Event will fea­ture tast­ings of Mary­land farm foods and lo­cally pro­duced bev­er­ages, and the op­por­tu­nity to buy from farm ven­dors, lo­cal ar­ti­sans and crafters. There will be a South­ern Mary­land style buf­fet din­ner, live en­ter­tain­ment, the Sut­tler Post Farm Cly­des­dales, raf­fle and lawn games. For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. buy­lo­calchal­lenge.com. Papitám-Play­ing and Build­ing in Na­tive

Amer­ica will be 10 a.m. July 31 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf; and 2 p.m. July 31 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Chil­dren are in­tro­duced to the lo­cal Pis­cat­away tribe her­itage, cus­toms and tra­di­tions through hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, games, crafts and dance. Ages 6-11. Tick­ets re­quired. Call P.D. Brown li­brary at 301-645-2864 or Wal­dorf West li­brar y at 301-645-1395.

Math Club will meet 2 p.m. July 31 at La Plata li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave. Dis­cover some tricks you can use in math class while hav­ing fun. Ages 9-11. Call 301-934-9001.

Harry Pot­ter Birth­day Party will be 2 p.m. July 31 at Po­tomac li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Dress up as your fa­vorite Harry Pot­ter char­ac­ter and cel­e­brate “The Boy Who Lived” with games and crafts. Ages 6-14. Tick­ets re­quired. Call 301-375-7375.

All in Stitches will be 6 p.m. July 31 at P.D. Brown li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Ages 16 and older. Call 301-645-2864.

Tues­day, Aug. 1

Pom­fret Es­tates Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will hold a Na­tional Night Out event 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the home of Dot­tie Bush, 5002 Pre­ston Lane. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-932-1317. Amer­i­can Red Cross of South­ern

Mary­land will host Open House In­for­ma­tional Meet­ing 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at Wal­dorf West li­brary, room A, 10405 O’Don­nell Place. Vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Glo­ria Coli­ton, 410627-5369 or email Glo­ria.Coli­ton@red­cross.org.

Fri­day, Aug. 4

So­ci­ety for the Restora­tion of Port To­bacco will pre­sent First Fri­day: Women of the Civil War pro­gram 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at His­toric Port To­bacco Court­house, 8430 Com­merce St. Donna Peter­son do­cent from the Dr. Mudd House will make a pre­sen­ta­tion. Light re­fresh­ments. Do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. For in­for­ma­tion, email keechjoyce@aol.com or call Joyce Ede­len at 301-934-9056.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238 will hold Ro­tis­serie Chicken Din­ner 5:307:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost $10. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301274-3522 or visit on Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Satur­day, Aug. 5

Red Dog Events will host War­rior Dash 5K ob­sta­cle course race Aug. 5 at Budds Creek, 27963 Budds Creek Road, Me­chan­icsville. Ob­sta­cles will in­clude Muddy May­hem, War­rior Roast, Go­liath, Al­ca­traz, Pipe­line, Fish­er­man’s Catch, and more. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.war­rior­dash.com.

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