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Cit­i­zens for the Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary Fall Used Book Bazaar is Oct. 13-20 at the La Plata Branch Li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave., La Plata. Mem­ber’s Day is Fri­day, Oct. 12; mem­bers get five free books. Bag Day is Oct. 19-20; books are $3 per gro­cery size bag full. Books, CDs, DVDs, puz­zles and mag­a­zines. Times are 10 a.m to 6 p.m., Mon­day-Thurs­day; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri­day-Satur­day.

The Cen­ter for Abused Per­sons will be host­ing its 35th An­niver­sary Din­ner on Fri­day, Oct. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wal­dorf Jaycees Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 3090 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf. Mil­dred. D. Muham­mad, a do­mes­tic abuse sur­vivor and the D.C. Sniper’s wife, will be the key­note speaker. The cost is $50. For tick­ets, go to vic­tim­tovic­, or call 301-645-8994. Pur­chase tick­ets by Oct. 10.

Mat­ta­woman Creek Art Cen­ter presents “Ex­press Charles County in Art 2018,” a ju­ried mul­ti­me­dia art ex­hibit that runs through Oct. 28. The re­cep­tion is Sun­day, Sept. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cen­ter in Small­wood State Park in Mar­bury is open Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day, 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Free Kayak­ing Ad­ven­ture for ser­vice mem­bers and their fam­i­lies is 9 to 11 a.m. at Small­wood State Park on Satur­day morn­ings through the end of Oc­to­ber. There is no park en­try fee for ser­vice mem­bers and their fam­i­lies. Ser­vice mem­bers will be re­im­bursed if they use Uber or VanGo for trans­porta­tion to the event. Friends of Small­wood State Park in Mar­bury

are look­ing for vol­un­teers. Pro­grams in­clude Small­wood’s Re­treat, land­scap­ing, build­ing ren­o­va­tion, ge­neal­ogy, grant writ­ing and so­cial me­dia up­grades. Con­tact Nancy Gill at ngill1007@com­cast. net. Charles County is of­fer­ing Sun­day kayak tours at Mal­lows Bay Park through Oct. 28. The 9 a.m.-noon ses­sion is $75; the 1-2:30 p.m. ses­sion is $49. Reg­is­ter on­line at­fNT or call 301-932-3470.

Youth and young adults ages 16-24 not in school or work­ing can con­tact a Youth Men­tor at 301-643-0692 at Tri-County Youth Ser­vices Bureau to dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties through the Ready4Life-SOMD Net­work. Go to www.ready4life-somd. org, email or fol­low @ready4life_­somd on Face­book, Twit­ter or In­sta­gram. Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans, Chap­ter 36 of Wal­dorf, along with the Air Force Sergeants As­so­ci­a­tion, helps vet­er­ans pre­pare and file VA claims at the Airman Memo­rial Build­ing, 5211 Auth Road, Suit­land. The free ser­vice is ev­ery Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 301-899-3500, ext. 226, for an ap­point­ment.

Fri­day Fun Nights for chil­dren ages 5-17 are held at var­i­ous com­mu­nity cen­ter lo­ca­tions. Each month is a dif­fer­ent theme. For a list of dates, times and lo­ca­tions, go to www.charle­scoun­ty­parks. com. Plat­inum Se­nior Care As­sisted Liv­ing LLC hosts Rem­i­nisc­ing Cafe 6-9 p.m. Mon­days-Fri­days and 8-11 a.m. Satur­days-Sun­days at the fa­cil­ity, 4018 Black­bird Court, Wal­dorf. Good for se­niors with de­men­tia. Call 301-638-3194.

VCon­nec­tions holds Vet­er­ans Cof­fee Breaks 9-10:30 a.m. Mon­days at Chick­fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata; the sec­ond Tues­day of each month at Burger King, 30004 Three Notch Road, Char­lotte Hall; Wed­nes­days at Chick­fil-A, 3365 Crain High­way, Wal­dorf; the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at Chick-fil-A, 16003 Crain High­way, Brandy­wine; and for women vet­er­ans the sec­ond Fri­day of each month at Chick-fil-A, 107 Drury Drive, La Plata. Go to www. vcon­nec­ Pom­fret Way-of-Life Al-Anon Fam­ily Group and Ala­teen meets 8 p.m. Tues­days at St. Joseph Church, 4950 St. Joseph Way, Pom­fret. Go to www.mary­landdc-alanon.

org or call 1-800-425-2666. with Free Mary­land Fore­clo­sure Vol­un­teer Le­gal Clinic Lawyer, the first Wed­nes­day of each month at Charles County Pub­lic Law Li­brary (base­ment of the cir­cuit court build­ing), 200 Charles St., La Plata. One-on-one on­line ses­sions with an ex­pe­ri­enced at­tor­ney. For an ap­point­ment, call 301-932-3322.

Ki­wa­nis of Wal­dorf meets Wed­nes­days 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Com­fort Suites, 11765 Busi­ness Park Drive, Wal­dorf. Con­tact Mil­lie Kriemelmeyer at 301-372-8766 or mkriemelmeyer@

Na­tional Ac­tive and Re­tired Fed­eral Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion, NARFE, In­dian Head

Chap­ter 126 meets at noon the first Thurs­day of each month at Mama Stella’s Pasta House Res­tau­rant, 7075 In­dian Head High­way, Bryans Road. Con­tact Joan Wright, 301-246-4112 or jkw1108@ ver­i­ Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary Unit 82 holds 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. Call 301-934-8221. Ki­wa­nis Club of Charles

County meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tues­day of the month at The Greene Tur­tle, 6 Saint Mary’s Ave., La Plata. Meet­ings in­clude din­ner on your own. Go to­ or email ki­

VCon­nec­tions as­sists se­nior and el­derly vet­er­ans and fam­i­lies 2-4 p.m. ev­ery Thurs­day at Clark Se­nior Cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata. By ap­point­ment only. For in­for­ma­tion, go to www. vcon­nec­ South­ern Mary­land Brain

In­jury Sup­port Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at Spring Dell Cen­ter, 6040 Ra­dio Sta­tion Road, La Plata. Call Jerry at 301-753-6335 or Deb­bie at 301-932-4920. Point of Change Jail and Street Min­istry Fam­ily Ties

Sup­port Group meets 7 p.m. the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at New Hope AME Church, 12310 Wash­ing­ton Square, Wal­dorf. Con­tact Jer­ald or Kim­berly Gra­ham at 443532-0090 or 301-609-9492, or email pointofchange@ hot­ Fri­day Nighters Al-Anon

Fam­ily Group meets 8:30 p.m. Fri­days at LifeStream Church of the Nazarene, 5105 Leonard­town Road, Wal­dorf. No Ala­teen meet­ing. Go to www. mar or call 1-800-425-2666. Stagg Hall and the His­toric Port To­bacco Vil­lage

are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed­nes­day through Sun­day and by ap­point­ment on Mon­day at 8450 Com­merce St., Port To­bacco. Free. Call 301-392-3418. The In­dian Head Farm­ers

Mar­ket is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun­days through Nov. 18 and noon-6 p.m. Thurs­days through Nov. 15 at 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road, In­dian Head. Crafters wel­come. Reg­is­ter at cur­tis@ townofind­i­an­

Port To­bacco Play­ers are per­form­ing “Steel Mag­no­lias” from Sept. 21 through Oct. 7 at their the­atre, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Fri­day and Satur­day, 8 p.m.; Sun­day, 3 p.m. Tick­ets: $18 adult; $15 se­nior, mil­i­tary and stu­dent. For tick­ets, go to http://­play­, or call 301-932-6819.

Fri­day, Sept. 28

The Town of La Plata Free

Con­cert is John Luskey Band, 7 p.m., La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata. VFW Post 8810 Aux­il­iary

is host­ing a Pan Fried Chicken Din­ner from 6 to 8 p.m. at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Cost is $10. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238

will hold a Pork Ribs Din­ner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. Cost is $12. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-274-3522 or go to Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238. CSM Cause The­atre’s

pro­duc­tion of “Vanya and So­nia and Masha and Spike” is 8 p.m. at the La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Build­ing, The­atre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La

Plata. mid­dle-aged The play sib­lings is about com­ing in life. to terms Tick­ets with are their $5. For lot tick­ets,, email call bx­offc@ 301-9347828, or go to www.csmd. edu/com­mu­nity/thearts/the­atre-and-dance/ cause/in­dex. My Fresh Start: Free

Show­ers is at 9:30 a.m. at Wal­dorf West Branch Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf. The li­brary’s pub­lic show­ers are avail­able to in­di­vid­u­als who are home­less or need to use the show­ers. The li­brary is closed to the pub­lic dur­ing this time. Satur­day, Sept. 29

Beyond the Class­room is host­ing a Stu­dent Safety Fo­rum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wal­dorf West Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf. Top­ics in­clude bul­ly­ing pre­ven­tion, child safety tips and school safety. All are wel­come. Reg­is­ter at https://stu­dentsafe­ty­fo­ For in­for­ma­tion, email info@ be­yondthe­class­room­inc. org. Amer­i­can Le­gion Ran­dolph

Furey Post 170 is host­ing a Com­mu­nity Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post, 4345 Liv­ingston Road, In­dian Head. Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Ex­ten­sion is host­ing a na­ture walk from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Port To­bacco River Park and Tom Roland Nat­u­ral Re­source Area, 7685 Chapel Point Road, Port To­bacco. Come to this fam­ily-friendly walk and learn to iden­tify trees guided by Ex­ten­sion ed­u­ca­tor Luke Gustafson. CSM Cause The­atre’s

pro­duc­tion of “Vanya and So­nia and Masha and Spike” is 2 p.m. at the La Plata Cam­pus, Fine Arts (FA) Build­ing, The­atre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The play is about mid­dle-aged sib­lings com­ing to terms with their lot in life. Tick­ets are $5. For tick­ets, email bx­offc@, call 301-9347828, or go to www.csmd. edu/com­mu­nity/thearts/the­atre-and-dance/ cause/in­dex. Chil­dren’s Voices of South­ern Mary­land is hold­ing au­di­tions for ages 6 to

14 https://www.signup­ge­­da729abfd0-au­di­tion. by ap­point­ment only: For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ms. Ge­or­gia at info@ chil­drensvoic­es­, call 301-542-9359, or go to chil­drensvoic­es­ CSM Di­a­mond Decade Ma­nia

is at 6 p.m. at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land La Plata Cam­pus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This event will cel­e­brate CSM’s di­a­mond an­niver­sary decade by decade. The com­mu­nity is in­vited. Mu­sic by Back­fin Band and sev­eral food trucks will be on hand. Spon­sor­ships and tick­ets ($60 each) are avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-934-7647 or email csm­foun­da­tion@csmd. edu.

VFW Post 8810 is host­ing a Fam­ily Day Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Fam­ily friendly fun ac­tiv­i­ties. Con­tact Deb Du­dak, VFW com­man­der, at 301-6456331.

Neibauer Den­tal Care is host­ing Free Den­tistry Day from 7 a.m. to noon at 117 St. Pa­tricks Drive, Wal­dorf. Choice of free clean­ing, fill­ing or ex­trac­tion; first come, first ser ved. Call 301-870-4553 or go to­den­tistry­ Dis­con­nect from Tech­nol­ogy and Re­con­nect with Na­ture!

for ages 3-12. Take a leisurely walk while learn­ing to iden­tify plants and trees guided by Luke Gustafson of the Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice. Meet at Port To­bacco River Park and Tom Roland Nat­u­ral Re­source Area, 7685 Chapel Point Road, Port To­bacco. 4th An­nual Pump­kin Dec­o­rat­ing Palooza! for all ages is at 11 a.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Dec­o­rate a pump­kin to en­ter into the 4th An­nual Pump­kin Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test. Lots of sup­plies and a foam pump­kin will be avail­able to help you make the coolest pump­kin you can.

Easy Etch It! for adults is at 2 p.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Learn how to per­son­al­ize drink­ing glasses or vases. Reg­is­ter by call­ing 301-375-7375.

Sun­day, Sept. 30

The Ro­tary Club of Charles

County will host its 43rd an­nual Lob­ster Fes­ti­val from noon to 6 p.m. at the Charles County Fair­grounds, 8440 Fair­ground Road, La Plata. Tick­ets are $65 in ad­vance, $15 for chil­dren 5-12 and free for un­der 5. Tick­ets en­ti­tle holder to food, drink and live en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by Tril­ogy. There will be games, silent auc­tion and a bake sale. Tick­ets nor­mally sell out in ad­vance, but a lim­ited num­ber may be avail­able at the door for $75. For tick­ets, con­tact any Ro­tar­ian or call Chris Zabriskie at 240-320-6694. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Charles County Ro­tar y Foun­da­tion. La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Ladies Aux­il­iary

hosts De­signer Purse Bingo at 2 p.m. at the fire­house, 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave., La Plata. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended; call 301-653-0201 by Sept. 28. En­try tick­ets are $25 which in­cludes 1 book of games. Down Syn­drome As­so­ci­a­tion of South­ern Mary­land is hold­ing its an­nual Buddy Walk at 1 p.m. at Gilbert Run Park, 13140 Charles St., Char­lotte Hall. The walk raises money for re­search and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Imani Booker-Lewis at in­booker573@

VCon­nec­tions and Team River Run­ner, South­ern Mary­land Chap­ter, are host­ing Kayak the Ghost Ships of Mal­lows Bay for vet­er­ans from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mal­lows Bay Park, 1440 Wil­son Land­ing Road, Nan­je­moy. Re­serve a spot by con­tact­ing Bill Buff­in­g­ton, info@vcon­nec­tions. org or 301-861-3383, or Lisa Weed, lisa.weed@ team­river­run­ or 301-502-0896.

Mon­day, Oct. 1

Breast Can­cer Aware­ness

Month ob­ser­va­tion is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, 8730 Mitchell Road, Build­ing BI, Room 113, La Plata. The key­note speaker for the free event is Dr. Mar­i­lyn Hughes Gas­ton, for­mer as­sis­tant sur­geon gen­eral and rear ad­mi­ral, U.S. Pub­lic Health Ser­vice. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired at https:// nzomegabreast­cancer. For in­for­ma­tion, email tech­nol­

Tues­day, Oct. 2

Charles County An­tique

Arts As­so­ci­a­tion meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Charles County So­cial Ser­vices Build­ing, 200 Kent Av­enue, La Plata. The topic of the pro­gram is “Early Chesapeake Food and Herbs”: Cook­book au­thor Katie Bar­ney will be lec­tur­ing on the foods and herbs used in the re­gion dur­ing the colo­nial era. Guests are wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion, call Melinda Brown at 240-271-9838.

Healthy Re­la­tion­ships for peo­ple 16 and up is 6:30 p.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. The fo­cus is on healthy dat­ing tips and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence pre­ven­tion. Charles County Lit­er­acy Coun­cil’s Oc­to­ber meet­ing

is 7 p.m. at United Way House, 10250 La Plata Road, La Plata. Meet­ings are open to the pub­lic. Fu­ture tu­tors wel­come.

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 3

“Spirit Night” for the Amer­i­can Le­gion Rid­ers Post 82 is 5 to 8 p.m. at Roy Rogers Res­tau­rant, 6370 Crain High­way, La Plata. Bring your fam­ily to the fundrais­ing event and Roy Rogers will con­tribute 25 per­cent of the re­ceipts to Amer­i­can Le­gion Char­i­ties.

Homeschool STEM Club for ages 6 to 9 is 11 a.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Reg­is­ter by call­ing 301-3757375. One Mary­land One Book

au­thor Tim Junkin, “Blood­sworth: The True Story of the First Death Row In­mate Ex­on­er­ated by DNA Ev­i­dence,” will dis­cuss the book from 7 to 9 p.m. at Leonard­town High School, 23995 Point Look­out Road, Leonard­town. The event is free.

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