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. These are one-on-one online sessions with an experienced attorney. The library is located in the basement of the Circuit Court for Charles County; entrance to the building is on Washington Ave. 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, 301-758-3082 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. The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, NARFE, Indian Head Chapter 126
will meet at noon the first Thursday of each month at Mama Stella’s Pasta House Restaurant, 7075 Indian Head Highway, Bryans Road. Different topics and programs offered each month by guest speakers. For information, contact Joan Wright, 301-246-4112 or jkw1108@ verizon.net.
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.
American Legion Post 293 will hold steak and cheese sandwich night 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A la carte menu. Call 301-645-6331.
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.
Port Tobacco Historic Village will be open for tours 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Thursday-Monday at 8450 Commerce St. Closed January-March. Free continuous tours throughout the day; last tour 3:30 p.m. Settled in the 17th century, Port Tobacco grew to become one of Maryland’s largest international seaports in the years before the American
Revolution. For more information, call 301-392-3418. 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.marylanddcalanon.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 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. 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. 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. Charles County Public Library and
Lifestyles, Inc., are accepting registrations for the Mental Health First Aid Course to be held at Waldorf West library, 10405 O’Donnell Place. Course will teach skills needed to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. To RSVP or for more information, email email@example.com. Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism will be accepting registrations through Nov. 3 for Battle at Turkey Hill men’s adult flag football tournament to be held Nov.11. Rain date Nov. 12. This is a 5-versus-5, non-contact, flag football tournament for adults 18 and over. Team registration fee $250. To register or for more information, go to www.CharlesCountyParks.com or call 301-934-3470.
Friday, Aug. 25
American Legion Post 238 will hold Oven Fried Pork Chop Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $10. For information, call 301-274-3522 or visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 238. La Plata Volunteer Fire Department
Ladies Auxiliary will hold Outback Steakhouse Drive-thru Dinner Fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, 911 Washington Ave.
VFW Auxiliary will hold fish and shrimp dinner 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Dinner served with coleslaw, fries and cornbread. Fish dinner $9; shrimp, or fish and shrimp dinner $10. Call 301-6456331.
Saturday, Aug. 26
CSM Super Saturday will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 26 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Prince Frederick and Leonardtown campuses. Those who have already applied for admission are invited to Super Saturday, when CSM students can complete in one day everything needed before class starts. Tour campus, complete placement tests (students who need to take placement tests must arrive by 9 a.m.), meet with an adviser, register, pay for classes and purchase books for upcoming semester. For information, call 301-934-7765 or go to www.csmd.edu/apply-register/ credit/super-saturdays/.
La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will hold Texas hold em tournament 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the station, 911 Washington Ave. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Cost $125 for $10,000 in chips. No add-ons or rebuys. Must be 21 years or older to play. Cash only. Food and beverages available. For reservations or more information, call 301-609-7500.
Back to School Backpack Drive will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at 1276 Bannister Circle, Waldorf. One hundred backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away. There will also be moon bounces, face painting and other activities. Sponsored by Marcus Gordon and other local DJs. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 22. Willing Helpers Society of La Plata hold a school supply giveaway noon-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at Willing Helpers Hall, 1002 Washington Ave., La Plata. Only students attending Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, Mary H. Matula Elementary School, Milton Somers Middle School and La Plata High School are eligible. Attendees must show Maryland driver’s license or Maryland state-issued identification, or other proof of residence. For more information, contact Barbara Wells at 240-346-7765 or email email@example.com.
Monday, Aug. 28
St. Maries Choral Arts will hold auditions for its Musica and Chesapeake Children’s Chorus programs Sept. 6 at Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Road. Musica auditions will be 6-9 p.m. and Chesapeake Children’s Chorus auditions will be 6-8 p.m. Musica is comprised of members from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. The children’s chorus is comprised of children 8 years and older. Auditions for both programs will also be held Sept. 6. For more information, go to www. smchoralarts.org/ccc.
Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will hold auditions starting 6:30 p.m. by appointment Aug. 28 at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 East Smallwood Drive, Waldorf. Auditions will consist of vocal warm-ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises to determine singer’s vocal range. No prepared piece necessary. Open to singers high school age and older. For audition appointment, call 301642-0594. For audition appointment, call 301-642-0594. For more information, go to www.chesapeakechoral.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Southern MD CPR and First Aid Training will offer CPR, AED & First Aid Training 5 p.m. Aug. 29 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
CSM’s Kickoff to College will be 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center Theatre (FA Building), 8730 Mitchell Road. New and transfer students will have the opportunity to learn about CSM, connect with faculty and other new students; learn about student services, clubs and athletics; discover resources available, including veterans’ services; get helpful hints for college success; and earn a 10 percent textbook coupon for the CSM College Store. For information, go to www.csmd. edu/apply-register/credit/kickoff-to-college/.
Friday, Sept. 1
American Legion Riders will hold a burritos dinner 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Dinner served with black beans, avocado dip and chips, and dessert. Cost $10. Call 301-645-6331.
American Legion Post 238 will hold a seafood dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $7-$13. For information, call 301-274-3522 or go to Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
Sunday, Sept. 3
Brian Ganz, Michael S. Glaser and
Deanna Nikado will present Dancing on the Fragile Edge of the World: A Concert of Music and Poetry 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at Great Hall, Middleham and St. Peters Parish, 10210 H.G. Truman Road, Lusby. A free concert and scholarship fundraiser featuring the music of Chopin, Schumann, Bach and others as well as poetry by Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Rumi and others. For information, contact msglaser@ smcm.edu or call 240-895-4239.
Tuesday, Sept. 5
VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold a member meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331.
Wednesday, Sept. 6
St. Maries Choral Arts will hold auditions for its Musica and Chesapeake Children’s Chorus programs Sept. 6 at Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Road. Musica auditions will be 6-9 p.m. and Chesapeake Children’s Chorus auditions will be 6-8 p.m. Musica is comprised of members from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. The children’s chorus is comprised of children 8 years and older. For more information, go to www.smchoralarts.org/ ccc. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293
will hold a member meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-6331. Southern Maryland Audubon Society
will meet 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 6 at College of Southern Maryland, Business Building, Room 106, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Mingling starts 7 p.m. Guest speaker is the co-author of “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.” Public invited. No fee. For information, contact Lynne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 301-751-8097.
Friday, Sept. 8
VFW Post 8810 will hold a steak dinner 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Dinner served with potato and vegetable buffet, salad, roll and dessert. Cost $15. Call 301-6456331.
American Legion Post 238 will hold an oven-fried pork chop dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the post, 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Cost $10. For information, call 301-274-3522 or go to Facebook at American Legion Post 238.
Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold Pitch Card Party 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the station, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 per player. Light refreshments will be sold. For more information, call 301-8881888.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern
Maryland will hold its annual Baby Steps 5K Fun Run/Walk 9 a.m.noon Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown. The morning will include activities for children, “Diaper Dash” children’s race, barbecue lunch and other family fun. To register or for more information, go to www.friendsofcnpcsm.org/babysteps.php. Organizations wishing to support the event with donations of funds, or goods and services should contact Chrissy Cooney at email@example.com or 301-737-4604, ext. 16, to receive a sponsorship packet.