Calendar of events
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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 email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.