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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

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On­go­ing

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. bx­offc@csmd.edu, 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 ngill1007@com­cast.net. 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 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. 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. bx­offc@csmd.edu, 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 abank­ins@mile­sand­ch­es­ley.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.

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