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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 com­mu­nity@somd­ In­clude a con­tact phone num­ber or email on all sub­mis­sions.


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 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@com­

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, email info@ 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.charle­scoun­ty­ 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 Chick-fil-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.

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