Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.