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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.vconnections.org. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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. 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 301392-3418.
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 email@example.com.
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 301-274-3522 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, Br yans 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 anniversar y 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 585-233-6265. Indian Head Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
is performing “Cash in Your Blessings” featuring a poetr y 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, Discover y Center, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbur y. A walk and talk about the impact of pollution on Mattawoman Creek. For information, call 301-7437613. 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.
Sunday, Oct. 14
American Legion Auxiliary is hosting breakfast from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. It is all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, scrapple, home fries, fruit, coffee and orange juice.
La Plata Fall Festival is noon to 3 p.m. at La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. Live music by Drivin’ Muzzy, petting zoo, trackless train, moon bounce, and craft and food vendors. Free. For information, call 301-934-5724.
Morning Group Hike is 10 to 11 a.m. at Smallwood State Park, Discover y Center, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbur y. Learn about trees, wildlife and the park. For information, call 301-7437613.
Monday, Oct. 15
The James E. Richmond
Science Center hosts a free planetarium sky show at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.ccboe. com/sciencecenter.
The Historic McConchie One-Room School Planning
Committee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. at the Waldorf West Library, Room A, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Light dinner fare begins at 5 with the business meeting at 5:30. The meeting is open to all members, volunteers and friends. RSVP by Oct. 10 to: HistoricMcConchieSchool@ gmail.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
University of Maryland Extension is offering Woods in Your Backyard from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Charles County Extension Office, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. This workshop is designed for homeowners to manage their land for recreation, wildlife, conservation, timber and
more. To register by Oct. 11, call the Extension office at 301-934-5403 or go to wiyb.eventbrite.com. The Charles County
Branch of the NAACP will hold a meeting of its General Body on at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 3150 Middletown Road, Waldorf. Nominations for the 2019-2020 Executive Committee will be submitted during this meeting. Members of the branch are invited to attend. Contact branch president Janice Wilson at 240-427-5131 for more information.
Thursday, Oct. 18
24th annual “When the
Hammer Falls” Crab Feast, a Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation fundraiser, is 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Captain Billy’s Crab House, 11495 Popes Creek Road, Newburg. Platters of all-you-can-eat crabs, raffles and the infamous cake wheel. Funds support the construction the Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health in La Plata. For tickets, go to crmcfoundation. org/crab or call 301-6094132.
Lifestyles of Maryland and the Community Development Network are holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. for Southern Crossing, a supportive housing development at the White House Motel, 11150 Crain Highway, Newburg. To register, go to http://events.r20. constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efp8x9xl89070e08&llr=hleylicab.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1972, will meet at 1 p.m. at Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf.