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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 vic­tim­tovic­tordinner.eventbrite.com, 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. are Friends look­ing of Small­wood for vol­un­teers. State Park Pro­grams in Marbury in­clude build­ing Small­wood’s ren­o­va­tion, Re­treat, ge­neal­ogy, land­scap­ing, 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 at http://bit.ly/2HEf­fNT 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 info@ ready4life-somd.org 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.vcon­nec­tions.org. Pom­fret Way-of-Life Al-Anon Fam­ily Group

Joseph and Ala­teen Church, meets 4950 8 p.m. St. Tues­days Joseph Way, at St. Pom­fret. or Go call to 1-800-425-2666. www.mary­landdc-alanon.org

Free Fore­clo­sure Le­gal Clinic with Mary­land Vol­un­teer 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@ me.com. 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 www.ki­wanisofcc.com or email ki­wanisofcc@gmail.com.

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. vcon­nec­tions.org. 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@ hot­mail.com. 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.mary­landdc-alanon. org 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@ townofind­i­an­head.org. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 10 Pomon­key High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion holds its monthly meet­ing at 1:30 pm at Metropoli­tan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropoli­tan Church Road, In­dian Head. All are in­vited to at­tend. Con­tact Philip Thomas at 301-751-1823 for more in­for­ma­tion. New Tax Law and 2018 Tax

Plan­ning Sem­i­nar is 5 to 7 p.m. at U.M. Charles Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Nag­ula Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, Room 2A, 5 Gar­rett Ave., La Plata. The sem­i­nar is spon­sored by the hos­pi­tal’s foun­da­tion. Con­tact Holly Gon­za­lez at holly.gon­za­lez@umm.edu or 301-609-4319. Crafty Kids: Mon­ster Maker

for ages 6 to 11 is 6 p.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. We will be mak­ing mon­sters out of con­struc­tion pa­per and pa­per plates.

DIY Ter­rar­i­ums for all ages is 6 p.m. at Wal­dorf West Branch Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf. Learn about ter­rar­i­ums from the La Plata Gar­den Club and make a tiny gar­den in a jar. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired by call­ing 301-645-1395. Fam­ily Movie and Play Night

for ages 3 to 8 starts at 6 p.m. at Wal­dorf West Branch Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf. Bring the fam­ily to the Imag­i­na­tive Play­time Room and en­joy “Pooh’s Hef­falump Hal­loween Movie.” One ticket per per­son (even in­fants) will be handed out one hour be­fore the pro­gram.

Thurs­day, Oct 11

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 293 is host­ing Steak and Cheese Sand­wich Night with an à la carte menu from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf.

Veter­ans Ben­e­fits is 6 p.m. at La Plata Branch Li­brary, 2 Gar­rett Ave., La Plata. Get valu­able in­for­ma­tion about vet­eran

ser­vices. Charles County Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety meet­ing is at 7 p.m. at the La Plata Polic De­part­ment Com­mu­nity Room, 101 L Grange Ave., La Plata. Es­ther Doyle Read, Charles County ar­chae­ol­o­gist, will dis­cuss re­cent work in Port To­bacco and a site near Dentsville. Free; vis­i­tors wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion, email ccasm2010@ gmail.com. Art Ex­plo­ration Teen Edi­tion: Donatello for ages 9 to 18 is 10:30 a.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. Learn about artist Donatello and cre­ate your own one of a kind art in­spired by him. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired by call­ing 301-375-7375. Ad­vanced Homeschool STEM Club for ages 9 to 18 is 2 p.m. at Po­tomac Branch Li­brary, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, In­dian Head. In Oc­to­ber we will be learn­ing about 3-D print­ing. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired by call­ing 301375-7375.

Tints and Shades for ages 6 to 11 is 6 p.m. at P.D. Brown Memo­rial Branch Li­brary, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf. Us­ing ba­sic art con­cepts we’ll cre­ate mini-mas­ter­pieces. STEAM Club: Franken­stein’s Lego Lab for ages 6 to 11 is 6 p.m. at Wal­dorf West Branch Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf. Try our new Lego WeDo kits. WeDo al­lows users to build pro­gram­mable ro­botic cre­ations from Le­gos.

Fri­day, Oct 12

VFW Post 8810 hosts a Steak Din­ner with potato

and veg­etable se­lec­tion, salad, roll and dessert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the post, 2310 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf. Cost is $15. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238

will hold a Ro­tis­serie Chicken Din­ner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the post, 6265 Brandy­wine Road, Hugh­esville. The cost is $12. Pub­lic in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-2743522 or go to Face­book at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 238.

Satur­day, Oct. 13

La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment hosts its An­nual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire­house, 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave., La Plata. No ad­mis­sion fee; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Al­ways a great turn out of crafters, ven­dors, raf­fles and food.

Bryans Road Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment and Res­cue Squad is host­ing a Fire Preven­tion Week open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its sta­tion, 3099 Liv­ingston Road, Bryans Road. Live demon­stra­tions, blood pres­sure checks, tours, vis­its with “FLASH MAX” and re­fresh­ments. Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Charles

County holds its Bow Wow Beer, Boots and Boo­gie Fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m. at Bliss in the Barn, 11770 Charles St. (Route 6), La Plata. En­ter­tain­ment by the Bradley Turner Band, craft beer, BBQ, seafood and si­lent auc­tion. Tick­ets: $30 in ad­vance; $40 at the gate; non-drinker and youth are $15 less. For tick­ets,

go to hu­mane­so­ci­etycc. org/events/. The Cross­roads of Hugh­esville Gar­den Club is hold­ing a Colo­nial Faire to cel­e­brate the 250th an­niver­sary of the his­toric Maxwell Hall prop­erty from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 17388 Teagues Point Road, Hugh­esville. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Rose Gazarek at rosegazarek@gmail.com, or phone 585-2336265. In­dian Head Cen­ter for the Arts Black Box The­atre

is per­form­ing “Cash in Your Bless­ings” fea­tur­ing a po­etry con­test and a co­me­dian is from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4185 In­dian Head High­way, In­dian Head. Tick­ets are $30: https://bit.ly/2QNunJN or go to http://www. in­di­an­head­black­box.org.

Trash Talk and Walk is 10 to 11 a.m. at Small­wood State Park, Dis­cov­ery Cen­ter, 2750 Swe­den Point Road, Marbury. A walk and talk about the im­pact of pol­lu­tion on Mat­ta­woman Creek. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-743-7613. South­ern Mary­land Dec­o­ra­tive Pain­ters will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church, 28297 Old Vil­lage Road, Me­chan­icsville (in the hall be­hind the church). Doors open at 9. A Max­ine Thomas project, “Fall Spools,” will be­gin at 10. Guests are al­ways wel­come and should con­tact us for sup­ply info: www.smd­paint. org/Cal­en­dar.html, or con­tact Gar­nett Joy at 301-884-2835 or email smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail.com.

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