Calendar of events
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
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Port Tobacco Players is performing “A Christmas Carol in Washington” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 23 to Dec. 16, at 508 Charles St., La Plata. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows are 3 p.m. For tickets, go to http://www.ptplayers. com/.
CSM Main Stage Theatre is hosting “Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’” from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6; 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 7; 2 p.m. Dec. 8; College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The play, by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr., depicts a comedic presentation of a Dickens classic. $15 adults; $12 military/seniors/youth. email@example.com, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 mkriemelmeyer@ me.com.
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, 301246-4112 or jkw1108@ verizon.net. 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 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata. Meetings include dinner on your own. Go to www.kiwanisofcc.com or email email@example.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. 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.
Friday, Oct. 26
VFW Post 8810 is hosting a Red Cross blood drive
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Register online at http:// www.redcrossblood.org. College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center Theatre
hosts “Frankentstein” at 10:30 a.m., 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Tickets are $5. Reservations are required; call the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or go to https://www. csmd.edu/community/the-arts/information-for-schools. American Legion Post 238
will hold a Pork Loin 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. VFW Auxiliary Unite 8810
Fish & Shrimp Dinner is 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Coleslaw, fries, corn bread; $10 shrimp or fish and shrimp dinner; $9 fish dinner. A trick-or-treat event
is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Restore Health, 4615 Einstein Place, White Plains. Come dressed to put big smiles on the faces of senior citizens. Free. CSM Children’s Theatre:
“Frankenstein” is 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. $7 adults and seniors, $5 youth of high school age and younger. bxoffc@ csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatreand-dance/childrens--theatre/index. Charles County Farm Bureau
Inc. is holding its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. at La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata.
Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Films in the Woods: The Rocky Horror Picture
Show is 11:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Show is for adults and tickets are $15 at the door, $10 online: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/filmsin-the-woods-the-rockyhorror-picture-show-tickets-35759842652. Open Mic — Daytime Edition for adults is 3 p.m. at La Plata Branch Library, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata. We supply the stage, you supply the talent.
Saturday, Oct. 27
to Middle 1 p.m. School, at John 3165 Hanson John Hanson Drive, Waldorf. The show will have local vendors, crafts people, door prizes hourly and concessions. Vendors can email johnhansonptso@ hotmail.com. All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti
Dinner is 4-7 p.m. at the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 73 Glymont Ave., Indian Head. Spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, Italian bread, cinnamon apples and dessert. Adults, $9; seniors, $8; children 5-12, $5; under 5, free. CSM Children’s Theatre:
“Frankenstein” is 2 and 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. $7 adults and seniors, $5 youth of high school age and younger. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7828, www.csmd. edu/community/thearts/theatre-and-dance/ childrens--theatre/index.
Port Tobacco Players open auditions for ages 16 and up for “James and the Giant Peach” are 9 a.m. at the theater, 508 E. Charles St., La Plata. For information, go to http:// www.ptplayers.com/audition-announcement.html.
Colonial Encampment of The First Maryland Regiment of The Continental Line (Smallwood’s Original) is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. The 18th century living history reenactment depicts the life and times of the continental soldier. Park entrance fee required. For information, call 301-743-7613. Bryans Road Shopping Center will host a Halloween Paint ‘N Sip from noon to 3 p.m. Registration is limited to the first 100 paying patrons. Tickets are $5 with children under 5 free; includes canvas, paint, pizza, hot dogs, sodas, water and a treat bag for each child. To register, contact Gloria Jolly at 301-509-6637.
Craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Over 40 crafters, a bake sale table and food available for purchase. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 is holding its annual Fall Craft Fair and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6330 Crain Highway, LaPlata. Over 40 vendors. Food available for purchase. For information, call 301-9348221.
2nd annual “Women Inspiring Women” Conference is at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center in Solomons. The keynote speaker is Del. Edith Patterson (D-Charles) along with a long list of speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions. To register, go to www.milesandchesley.com/conference, or contact Alice Bankins at email@example.com. This is the last day for mulch
loading service at the Piney Church Road Mulch Facility for the season. Residents can continue to self-load as long as supplies last. Hackathon (Capture the
Flag) for ages 12-18 is 1 p.m. at Potomac Branch Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head. Registration by calling 301-375-7375. Compete with hackers across the state to capture the flag virtually.
Artists’ Reception is 2 p.m. at Waldorf West Branch Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf. Meet the artists of the Waldorf West Galler y.
Sunday, Oct. 28
The Arc Southern Maryland is holding its 4th annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1K Run/Walk/Roll fundraiser at 1 p.m. at Potter Heating & Electric, 6 Irongate Drive, Waldorf. Fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages and abilities, take photos with Pinch, free T-shirts for adults, free entry for kids 12 and under, games, scavenger hunt and costume contest.
Colonial Encampment of The First Maryland Regiment of The Continental Line (Smallwood’s Original) is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. The 18th century living history reenactment depicts the life and times of the continental soldier. Park entrance fee required. For information, call 301-743-7613. Newburg Volunteer Rescue
Squad & Fire Department is holding its annual Oyster Scald and All-U-Can-Eat Buffet from noon to 5 p.m. at the station, 12245 Rock Point Road, Newburg. $27, adult; $12, children 6-12; and 5 and under, free. Fried chicken, oysters, stuffed and baked ham, green beans, parsley potatoes, cabbage, macaroni salad and rolls. Buckets of scalded oysters are $10. Delivery is available within 15
miles with four orders or more. Call Andrew at 301-751-6154.
Charles County Commission for Women is hosting a
“Sip and Paint” fundraiser for Lifestyles of Maryland from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Ticket includes food and wine; advanced registration required at http://www. greaterwaldorfjaycees. com/painting-for-a-purpose.html.
Charles County is offering Sunday kayak tours at Mallows Bay Park. 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.
Monday, Oct. 29
Nutrient Voucher Training Class is 4 to 6 p.m. at Charlotte Hall Library in Charlotte Hall. Register by calling the St. Mary’s Extension Office at 301475-4484 or 4477. Pesticide Recertification
Class October is 6 to 8 p.m. at Charlotte Hall Library in Charlotte Hall. Register by calling the St. Mary’s Extension Office at 301-475-4484 or 4477.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Charles Economic Development Dept. is hosting its Fall Meeting: Closing the Workforce Gap from 8 a.m. to noon at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. To register, go to https:// bit.ly/2Nh49wc.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Mall-o-Ween & BooFest is 5:10 to 9 p.m. at St. Charles Towne Center, 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf. Free activities for children to age 10. Trickor-treat around the mall in costume. For allergy information, call 301-8706997, or go to https:// stcharlesmalloween.app. rsvpify.com/.
Thursday, Nov. 1
A Volunteer Fair, hosted by CSM’s Nonprofit Institute and North Point High
School PTSO, is 6 to 8 p.m. at North Point, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. The free fair brings together volunteers and organizations. Vendor registration is free and open for nonprofit and civic organizations and government agencies. Register at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/
volunteer-fair-tickets-48303102881. The Charles County NAACP
chapter will host its fourth and final “Community Conversation: We Are One” from 7 to 9 p.m. at La Plata Baptist Church, 9400 Old Stagecoach Road in La Plata. The topic of the final conversation is entitled “Equal Treatment.”
American Legion Post 293 Steak and Cheese Sandwich Night is 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. À la carte menu. Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion centers on “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware at 1 p.m., 1210 Charles St., La Plata.
Friday, Nov. 2
American Legion Post
82 will host a steak and shrimp dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata, every first Friday. Cost for steak or shrimp is $15; steak and shrimp combo is $18. The event is open to the public. Call 301-934-8221. Community Foundation of Southern Maryland holds its Philanthropy Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. For information, go to www.cfsomd.org/philanthropy-day-luncheon/ or call 240-670-4483. First Friday at Port Tobacco Courthouse is 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30, 8430 Commerce St., Port Tobacco. The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco hosts artist Don Zimmer, known for his art on “The Blue Dog Legend,” who will unveil two new art pieces along with a history presentation. Light refreshments. $5 donation. Go to www. porttobaccocourthouse. com. American Legion Post 238
will hold a Seafood Dinner featuring oysters and other seafood platters from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 to $18. The post is located at 6265 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. For information, call 301274-3522 or go to Facebook at American Legion Post 238. American Legion Post 82 is having Steak and Shrimp Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 6330 Crain Highway, LaPlata. Steak or shrimp (fried or steamed); steak and shrimp combo. Open to the public. For information, call 301-934-8221.