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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, if possible) to Community, 7 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602, or fax items to 301-645-2175. Email items to community@somdnews.com. Include a contact phone number on all submissions.

Wednesday, May 25

Yoga classes will be held 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Wills Park, 500 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata. Free, but donations accepted. Call 240-682-3229.

Hospice of Charles County will hold tours of its hospice house 5-7 p.m. May 25 at 2525 Davis Road, Waldorf. Call 301-751-9601 or email Julie@charlescountyhospicehouse.org.

Tri-County Youth Bureau will hold "Parent Talk" 6-7:30 p.m. May 25 at the bureau, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. There is a $50 fee. Call 301-843-2960.

Thursday, May 26

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free bingo Thursdays with early birds beginning at 7 p.m. at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-934-8221.

Arc of Southern Maryland will hold the Pat Collins Golf Classic May 26 at Twin Shields Golf Club, 2425 Roarty Road, Dunkirk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $150 per player and $600 per team. To register, go to www.arcsomd.org, call 410-535-2413, ext. 123 or email jparren@arcsomd.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group meets 7:15-8:45 p.m. May 26 and the fourth Thursday of each month at Southern Maryland Community Network, 305 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. Call 301-737-1988 or go to www.namisomd.org.

Tri-County Youth Bureau will hold a Managing Emotions group for teens, 6-7 p.m. May 26 at the bureau, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. There is a $25 fee. Call 301-843-2960.

Friday, May 27

Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold a "Rail Trail Impressions" show through June 4 at the center in Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury. The center is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 301-743-5159 or email mattawomanart@aol.com.

Port Tobacco Players will stage "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" through May 29 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for seniors 60 and older, students and members of the military. Call 301-932-6819 or go to www.ptplayers.com.

VFW 8810 Ladies Auxiliary will hold fish and shrimp dinner 6-8 p.m. May 27 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost is $7. Call 301-645-6331.

Miss Motley's Café at Bel Alton Community Development Center will host Mezmerize featuring Alesia Williams and Paul Wills 8 p.m.-midnight May 27 at 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Tickets are $10. Cash bar and food for sale. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call 301-392-9794.

VFW Post 8810 Ladies Auxiliary will hold fish and shrimp dinner 6-8 p.m. May 27 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost is $8. Call 301-645-6331.

Saturday, May 28

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Piney Parish's emergency food pantry will be 10 a.m.-noon May 28, June 1 and 11 at the church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. A two-day supply of food will be given to families in Waldorf, White Plains or Bryantown. Photo identification is required. Call 301-645-5000.

National Colonial Farm will hold tours 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Find out what life was like for a middling tobacco planter and his family on the eve of the American Revolution. Cost is $5. Call 301-283-2113 or go to www.accokeekfoundation.org to register.

Re-Use Barn will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays at the Bargain Barn on Route 5 in Hughesville. To donate, call 301-645-9451 or 301-932-9949.

Smallwood State Park will hold a free family Memorial Day campfire 7:30 p.m. May 28 at the park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Cost is $2 or $5 for a family. Call 301-743-7613.

Eyes of Faith Ministries, A Church on the Move will hold a free outdoor gospel praise jam 3 p.m. May 28 at Chaney Field on Sub Station Road, Waldorf. Call 301-366-3474.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument will hold a "Spring on the Plantation" event May 28 at the park, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, Va. Sheep shearing with hand shears, hearth cooking, blacksmithing, basket making and tobacco planting. Call 804-224-1732 or go to www.nps.gov/gewa.

Charles County Republican Party will hold an event May 28 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Doors open at 6:05 p.m., game begins at 6:35 p.m. Tickets are $30 for game and all-you-can-eat ballpark fare. Go to charlescountygop.org/CharlesCountyGOP/Welcome.html.

Tri-County Youth Bureau will hold a free "Step On Up" class for boys 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Girl Power, a free group for girls 8-12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 28 at the bureau, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. Call 301-843-2960

Disabled Veterans Mobile Service Office will be at Harley-Davidson Fort Washington 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 28. The shop is at 9407 Livingston Road. Call 410-230-4440.

Esther Pilkerton Memorial auction and chicken carryout dinner will be noon-5 p.m. May 28 at Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department, 17069 Cobb Island Road. Auction starts at 2 p.m. Preorder dinners by calling 301-259-2730 or 301-259-4375.

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas hold'em tournament May 28 at the firehouse, 911 Washington Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 for $5,000 in chips. Cash only and players must be 21 or older. Call 301-609-7500.

Sunday, May 29

Smallwood State Park and Maryland Conservation Corps will hold a free children's fishing derby 8 a.m. May 29 at the park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury. Open to kids 4-14. Call 301-743-7613.

Potomac Heights Baptist Church will hold a Christian bluegrass concert 1 p.m. May 29 featuring Bonnie and the Boys. The church is at 37 Glymont Road, Indian Head. A service is at 10:30 a.m. with a picnic at noon. Go to www.phbc.com or call 301-743-5444.

Indian Head Baptist Church will hold a Memorial Day service 10:30 a.m. May 29 at the church, 27 Raymond Avenue, Indian Head. The F.M. Williams Band will provide music. A picnic will be held after the service. Call 301-743-3707.

Monday, May 30

Bel Alton Community Development Center will hold Monday night bingo at the center, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird games at 6:15 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. Admission is $18 with extra book for $6. Call 301-392-9794.

Waldorf Elks 2421 will hold bingo Mondays at the lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird games at 6:30 p.m. with regular games starting at 7 p.m. Call 301-645-2421.

Town of Indian Head will hold a Memorial Day ceremony 11 a.m. May 30 on the Village Green, 100 Walter Thomas Road. Call 240-375-4061.

Tuesday, May 31

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Piney Parish, will hold gentle yoga classes 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Call 301-934-2883.

Thursday, June 2

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free bingo Thursdays with early birds beginning at 7 p.m. at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-934-8221.

Friday, June 3

American Legion Post 293 will hold a prime rib, shrimp and lobster tail dinner 6 p.m. June 3 at the post, 2400 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost for steak is $13, with shrimp $18 and with lobster $24. Other combos available. Karaoke. Call 301-932-5071.

American Legion Post 82 will hold steak and shrimp night 6-8 p.m. June 3 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost is $13 for steak or shrimp or $16 for a combo. Kids meals are $5. Call 301-934-8221.

Charles County Children's Aid Society will hold a golf tournament June 3 at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Swan Point. Cost is $125 per player. Registration is 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Call 301-259-0047.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a golf tournament 7 a.m. June 3 at White Plains Golf Course. Entry fee is $90 per person. Registration deadline is May 27. Call 706-288-8185 or email srburnspga@comcast.net. Rain date is June 10. Call 301-932-5071.

Port Tobacco Players Encore Kids will presents "Peggy the Pint Size Pirate and Destination America" a musical 6:30 p.m. June 3 and 2:30 p.m. June 4 at the theater, 508 Charles St., La Plata. Tickets are $7 with kids younger than 3 admitted free. Call 301-932-6819 or go to www.ptplayers.org.

VFW Post 8810 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a pork loin dinner 6-8 p.m. June 3 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost is $8. Call 301-645-6331.

Miss Motley's Café at Bel Alton Community Development Center will host The After Six Band and members of the Old Midnighters Band 8 p.m.-midnight June 3 at 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Tickets are $10. Cash bar and food for sale. Must be 21 or older to attend. Call 301-392-9794.

Saturday, June 4

Town of Indian Head will hold a flea market 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4 on the Village Green, 100 Walter Thomas Road. Permit fee of $7 collected on site. Call 240-375-4061. The town also will celebrate National Trails Day 9 a.m.-noon with a six-mile bike ride and family fun walk along the Indian Head Rail Trail. Call 240-375-4061.

National Colonial Farm will hold tours 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. Find out what life was like for a middling tobacco planter and his family on the eve of the American Revolution. Cost is $5. Call 301-283-2113 or go to www.accokeekfoundation.org to register.

Charles County Parks and the Calvert Marine Museum's Canoe & Kayak Club will celebrate National Trails Day at Mallows Bay Park in Nanjemoy 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4. Canoes and kayaks must be provided by participants. Limited rentals are available and will be delivered to Mallows Bay. To rent, contact Up the Creek Rentals at 301-743-3506. Call 301-932-3470.

Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will hold a scholarship benefit breakfast 8 a.m.-noon June 4 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Indian Head. Tickets are $10 and $5 for kids 10 and younger. Call 301-283-2267 or 301-375-7037.

Reaching Out Now Inc. will hold a community food drive 2:30-5:30 p.m. June 4 at St. Charles Towne Center, 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf. Call 202-997-4701 or email reachingoutnow@gmail.com

Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken and ribs dinner 4-7 p.m. June 4 at the church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children and free for kids younger than 4. Call 410-535-3177.

Ebenezer AME Church will hold a gospel concert 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the church, 37659 Ebenezer Way, Mechanicsville. Tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door. Refreshments on sale. Call 301-884-8879 or 301-373-2751.

Congregation Sha'are Shalom in Waldorf will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction 6 p.m. June 4 at the synagogue, 18 Henry Ford Circle, Waldorf. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 children 5-12. Email shaareshalom@gmail.com or 301-645-4606.

Sunday, June 5

Southern Maryland Oil and Dash In will hold a car show for Relay for Life 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5 at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Registration 8 a.m.-noon. Register early for $15 or $20 at the gate. Admission is $3 for adults with kids 12 and younger admitted free. Rain date is June 11. Call 301-481-4420.

Episcopal Women and Girls of St. Phillip's Church will hold women's day June 5 starting with a 9:30 a.m. worship service at the church, 13801 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine. Call 301-888-1536.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold an annual indoor yard sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5 at the church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Call 301-645-5000 or go to www.pineyparish.org.

Waldorf Jaycees will hold a yard sale 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 5 at the center, 3090 Crain Highway. Tables rent for $15 a space or $20 for two. Call 301-645-4546.

Port Tobacco Conservancy will hold the sixth annual Wade-In 1-3 p.m. June 5 at Chapel Point State Park, Port Tobacco. Wear white sneakers. Go to www.portobaccoriver.org for directions.

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum will hold a Children's Day 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5 at the park, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Call 410-586-8501 or go to www.jefpat.org.

American Legion Post 82 will host the Sam Grow Band 5-7 p.m. June 5 at the post, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cover charge is $5. Food and drink for sale. Call 301-934-8221.

Tuesday, June 7

Charles County Democratic Central Committee will meet 7 p.m. June 7 at American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata.

Thursday, June 9

NAMI Family Support Group will meet 7-8:30 p.m. June 9 at Alternatives for Youth and Families, 30049 Business Center Drive, Charlotte Hall. Call 301-737-1988 or go to www.namisomd.org.

Friday, June 10

Grace Lutheran Church and School will hold a charity golf tournament June 10 at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Swan Point. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds go to Health Partners. Cost is $125 in advance or $135 day of the tournament. Call 301-370-9740 or 301-751-1167.

VFW Post 8810 will hold steak dinner 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 10 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost is $13. Call 301-645-6331.

Saturday, June 11

American Legion Post 233 will hold a Texas hold 'em tournament June 11 at American Legion Post 170, 4345 Livingston Road, Indian Head. Buy- in is $90 with one rebuy $40. Register 3-4 p.m., games at 4 p.m. Call 240-286-5260.

Charles County Arts Alliance will hold River Artsfest 11 am.-5 p.m. June 11 at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head. Call 301-392-5900.

St. Philip's Church will hold a luau 6-9 p.m. June 11 at its fellowship hall, 13801 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine. Cost is $25 and dress is casual Hawaiian. Call 301-888-1475.

Mary's Pantry at Sacred Heart Church will hold a food giveaway 9-11 a.m. June 11 at the church, 201 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata. Call 301-934-2261.

LifeStyles of Maryland and the Maryland Food Bank will hold a food giveaway for individuals and families in need 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 11 at New Community Church, 12435C Mattawoman Drive, Waldorf. Food is provided on a first-come, first-served basis to 150-200 families. One basket is provided per household. Call 866-293-0623 or email info@lifestylesofmd.org.

Christmas In April Charles County will hold "Construction with Class," a wine and cheese tasting fundraiser 7-10 p.m. June 11 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. Tickets are $35 or $25 for designated drivers and can be purchased at www.christmasinaprilcharlescounty.com or by calling 301 392-0202.

Sisters Lifting Sisters will hold a "Where Is My Glory" hair loss and thinning seminar 10:30 a.m. June 11 at Dorchester Community Center, 5014 Dorchester Circle, Waldorf. Call 301-919-6840 or go to www.slsministriesinc.org.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a Texas hold'em tournament 6 p.m. June 11 at the post, 2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Buy-in is $125, rebuy is $40. Call 301-645-6331.

Sunday, June 12

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will hold a concert 3:30 p.m. June 12 at Our Lady Help of Christians, 100 Village St., Waldorf. The concert will feature Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem." Tickets are $10 and $12. Call 301-642-0594.

Senior Services of Charles County will hold a bingo June 12 at American Legion 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Doors open at 1 p.m., games start at 2 p.m. Cost is $20. Call 301-643-6304 or 301-934-0117.

Chesapeake Choral Society will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" 3:30 p.m. June 12 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 100 Village St., Waldorf. Tickets are $10 and $12. Call 301-642-0594.

Monday, June 13

American Legion Post 293 will hold a prime rib, shrimp and lobster tail dinner 6 p.m. June 3 at the post, 2400 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Cost is $13 for prime rib, $18 for shrimp and $24 for lobster tail. Combos available. Call 301-932-5071.

Wednesday, June 15

Southern Maryland Seniors Summit on financial abuse, prevention and intervention will be June 15 at Park Financial, 9300 Endowment Place, La Plata.

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