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 [email protected]. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.

Friday, April 19

Friday Fun Nights for children ages 5 to 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.

Friday Nighters Al-Anon Family Group meets at 8:30 p.m. Fridays at LifeStream Church of the Nazarene, at 5105 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. No Alateen meeting. Go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.

American Legion Post 238 will hold a steak and/or fried shrimp dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $15. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

The Waldorf VFW Auxiliary will hold its 15th Annual Good Friday Fish Fry from 11 a.m. until sold out at the Waldorf Fire Department, at 3245 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Each dinner includes three pieces of fish and a choice of two sides. Dinners are $12 each; sandwiches are also available for $7 each and bake sale items will also be available for purchase. Eat in or carry out. For more information, call 301-645-3000.

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will hold a Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, at 6330 N. Crain Highway in La Plata. The menu includes two whiting fillets, green beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, fried potatoes, coffee and tea. The price is $12 each; gift certificates are available. For more information, call 301-934-8221.

The Waldorf Elks will hold a family dinner and Easter party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2210 Washington Road in Waldorf. The seafood dinner includes fish, shrimp, crab balls, hush puppies and cole slaw. There will also be crafts and an egg hunt. Adult tickets are $25 each. One child eats free per adult ticket, otherwise child tickets are $5 each.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold a shrimp scampi dinner, with vegetable, salad, Italian bread and dessert, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Cost is $10.

Saturday, April 20

The Dr. Samuel Mudd House head docent Donna Peterson will present a collection of snippets, facts and quotes about and from 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at 1 p.m. in the Exhibit Building at 3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road in Waldorf. The presentation is free, but space is limited.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a Texas hold-em tournament at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Sign up is at 5:45 p.m. $100 buy-in. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

Smallwood State Park will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury rain or shine. Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be face painting, art projects, visits to the Discovery Center and more. For children ages three months to 10 years old. The egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. starting with the youngest children. A donation of $3 per child is encouraged. For more information, call 301-743-7613.

Beyond the Classroom Inc. will host an Easter celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. at Restore Health, at 4615 Einstein Place in White Plains. The event will include crafts, an Easter egg hunt and refreshments. For all ages. Register online at https://eastercelebration042019.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, April 21

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold an Earth Day Field Trip to the Port Tobacco River Park, at 7740 Chapel Point Road in Port Tobacco, from 8 to 10 a.m., to look for migrating birds, check out the eagle nest and to look for wildflowers. RSVP to Lynne Wheeler by texting to 301-751-8097 or email [email protected].

The Port Tobacco River Conservancy and the Southern Maryland Audubon Society will be removing invasive plants at Chapel Point State Park, at 8855 Chapel Point Road in Port Tobacco, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gloves will be provided. For more information, text Lynne Wheeler at 301-751-8097 or email [email protected].

Monday, April 22

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Chick-fil-A, located at 107 Drury Drive in La Plata. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

Tuesday, April 23

Pomfret Way-of-Life Al-Anon Family Group and Alateen meets 8 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph Church, at 4950 St. Joseph Way in Pomfret. For more information, go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.

Crossroads Apostolic Church is hosting a free presentation, “Protecting Your Family in Public Places — Surving a Mass Shooting” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 10725 Willetts Crossing Rd. in White Plains. Charles County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Steven Bryant is the presenter. A meet and greet with light refreshments will take place 30 minutes prior to the presentation. To register, visit www.cacfamily.com.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a members meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

Wednesday, April 24

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A, at 3365 Crain Highway in Waldorf. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

Kiwanis of Waldorf meets Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites, at 11765 Business Park Drive in Waldorf. Contact Millie Kriemelmeyer at 301-372-8766 or [email protected].

The College of Southern Maryland will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. at in the Fine Arts Center Theater, La Plata campus, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Register at www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/campus-open-house-tours/.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold a members meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

The Greater Accokeek Civic Association will hold its membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department, at 16111 Livingston Road in Accokeek.

Thursday, April 25

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 holds Bingo on Thursdays at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Early birds begin 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Call 301-934-8221.

VConnections assists senior and elderly veterans and families 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. By appointment only. For information, go to www.vconnections.org.

The College of Southern Maryland Main Stage Theater presents the musical “Pippin,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theater, La Plata campus, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and youth. For tickets, email [email protected], call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a steak and cheese sandwich night, with a la carte menu, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

Friday, April 26

Friday Fun Nights for children ages 5 to 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.

Friday Nighters Al-Anon Family Group meets at 8:30 p.m. Fridays at LifeStream Church of the Nazarene, at 5105 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. No Alateen meeting. Go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.

American Legion Post 238 will hold a rotisserie chicken dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $10. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

The College of Southern Maryland Main Stage Theater presents the musical “Pippin,” at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theater, La Plata campus, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and youth. For tickets, email [email protected], call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.

Bethel Baptist Church will host a free clothing swap from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6705 Boots Lane in La Plata, off Ripley Road. For more information, call the church at 301-743-2363 or Dana Weaver at 301-743-7225, or visit www.bbcmd.org.

The VFW Auxiliary will hold a ham and scalloped potatoes dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Cost is $10.

Saturday, April 27

The College of Southern Maryland Main Stage Theater presents the musical “Pippin,” at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theater, La Plata campus, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and youth. For tickets, email [email protected], call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.

Bethel Baptist Church will host a free clothing swap from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6705 Boots Lane in La Plata, off Ripley Road. For more information, call the church at 301-743-2363 or Dana Weaver at 301-743-7225, or visit www.bbcmd.org.

The Bryans Road Shopping Center Community Outreach Center will host a Touch-A-Truck event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the shopping center parking lot, at 3095 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road. Touch and explore an unmarked police car, ATV, Incident Command Vehicle, D.A.R.E. vehicle, fire truck, ambulance, cement truck, oil tanker and more. Admission is $5 and one canned good. Children ages 12 and under are free. There will also be a scavenger hunt, prize raffles and a secret, surprise guest. For more information, call Gloria Jolly at 301-509-6637.

St. Mary’s Bryantown School will host its annual afternoon tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13735 Notre Dame Place in Bryantown. The event includes tea, lunch, dessert, chocolate fountain, DIY photo station, cookie decorating, crafts, music, raffle items, door prizes and more. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students, or $180 for a table of 10. For more information, email Sarah Crozier at [email protected].

VConnections and the Charleston Senior Community will host a Veterans Awareness Event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 45 St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf. Topics include entitlements, resources, senior benefits and more. RSVP by April 20 by emailing [email protected].

Sunday, April 28

American Legion Post 238 will be serving breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $7, and the public is invited. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

The Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living will hold its second annual designer bag Bingo beginning at noon at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, at 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. Over $7,000 in prizes, featuring bags and accessories from name-brand designers, will be awarded. Tickets are $30 in advance. For more information or for tickets, call 301-884-4498, ext. 1, or visit www.smcil.org/events.

The Waldorf Lions Club is holding its annual Bull and Oyster Roast from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. All proceeds go to funding humanitarian efforts here in Southern Maryland and around the world. Tickets are $45 each; children 12 and under are free. Each meal includes oysters, fried and on the half shell, roast beef, steamed shrimp, beer butt chicken, ribs, hot dogs and sides. Also included are soft drinks and draft beer. There will also be a cash bar, games of chance and more. Tickets are available online at www.waldorflions.com or from any Waldorf Lions member.

Tuesday, April 30

Pomfret Way-of-Life Al-Anon Family Group and Alateen meets 8 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph Church, at 4950 St. Joseph Way in Pomfret. For more information, go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.

The Help you Have, an addiction awareness event, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Dome at New Life, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place in La Plata. The event will feature information about addiction treatment options and support services for the families and children of addicts. Professionals and representatives from agencies such as Outreach Recovery, National Capital Area Teen Challenge and others will be in attendance.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southern Maryland is seeking volunteers to advocate for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Interested volunteers should visit http://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to CASA of Southern Maryland by emailing [email protected] or calling NaQuita Coates, training and recruitment specialist, at 410-535-3047.

Wednesday, May 1

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold a talk, “Get Smart with APPropriate Birding,” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Charles County Soil Conservation District, at 4200 Gardiner Road in Waldorf. Learn about citizen science with birding and nature apps for phones and other devices. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to this free event. For more information, text Lynne Wheeler at 301-751-8097 or email [email protected].

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A, at 3365 Crain Highway in Waldorf. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.{p class=”western”}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), at 200 Charles St. in La Plata. One-on-one online sessions with an experienced attorney. For an appointment, call 301-932-3322.{p class=”western”}Kiwanis of Waldorf meets Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites, at 11765 Business Park Drive in Waldorf. Contact Millie Kriemelmeyer at 301-372-8766 or [email protected].{p class=”western”}American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 will hold a members meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

The Saint Mary’s County Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, formerly known as the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road in California. The meeting will feature a presentation by Bill Cassidy of the Smallwood Camera Club on creating interesting bokeh effects with cameras. Those interested in trying the techniques bring their camera with them. Visitors are welcome. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.smccc.org.{p class=”western”}Thursday, May 2{p class=”western”}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, at 7075 Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road. Contact Joan Wright, 301-246-4112 or [email protected].{p class=”western”}American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 holds bingo on Thursdays at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Early birds begin 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Call 301-934-8221.{p class=”western”}VConnections assists senior and elderly veterans and families 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. By appointment only. For information, go to www.vconnections.org.{p class=”western”}American Legion Post 293 will hold a steak and cheese night, with a la carte menu, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.{p class=”western”}The Reithoffer Shows Spring Carnival opens from 5 to 11 p.m. at the St. Charles Towne Center, at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf, in the lower portion of the parking lot across from AMC Theatres. The carnival runs weekdays from 5 to 11 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 11 p.m. until May 12.

Friday, May 3

The College of Southern Maryland Main Stage Theater presents the musical “Pippin,” at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theater, La Plata campus, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and youth. For tickets, email [email protected], call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.

Friday Fun Nights for children ages 5 to 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.{p class=”western”}Friday Nighters Al-Anon Family Group meets at 8:30 p.m. Fridays at LifeStream Church of the Nazarene, at 5105 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. No Alateen meeting. Go to www.marylanddc-alanon.org or call 1-800-425-2666.{p class=”western”}American Legion Post 293 will hold a dinner, to be determined, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Cost is $10.

The College of Southern Maryland Women in STEM Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 3 on the La Plata campus, Center for Building and Industry building, room 113 at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. This free one-day event features workshops, presentations and discussions designed to inform young women about STEM-related careers. Open to young women 13 and older as well as high school math teachers and parents. For more information, call 301-934-7808 or email [email protected]. Please RSVP and register at http://stem.csmd.edu/events_WAMinfo.html.

American Legion Post 238 will hold a seafood dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. Cost ranges from $7 to $15. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

Saturday, May 4

The Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale will be hedl from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Plata Farmers Market, at the corner of Talbot Street and Washington Avenue in La Plata, and the Waldorf Farmers Market, at 10385 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf.

The College of Southern Maryland Main Stage Theater presents the musical “Pippin,” at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theater, La Plata campus, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and youth. For tickets, email [email protected], call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/.

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco will celebrate its 10th Annual Market Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, at 8430 Commerce St. in Port Tobacco. Numerous local vendors will be in attendance, there will be tours of the historic buildings and the Charles County Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale. Admission is free. Rain date is May 18. For more information, call Mary Fenton at 301-375-7892.

The VFW Post 8810 Annual Putt-Putt Tournament Fundraiser will be held at Fun Haven Golf, at 5075 Crain Highway in La Plata. Check in is at 8:30 a.m.

The St. Charles Towne Center will host jazz trio “Higher Standards” from noon to 4 p.m. at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf.

The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club will hold a free educational workshop, “How to Create a Fairy Garden,” in conjunction with its annual plant and yard sale, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at 17388 Teagues Point Road in Hughesville.

The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club will hold a free educational workshop, “How to Create a Simple Bird Feeder,” in conjunction with its annual plant and yard sale, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at 17388 Teagues Point Road in Hughesville.

New Hope Church in Waldorf will hold an “Honoring Our Heroes” picnic for all active duty or retired military and veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the New Hope gymnasium at 4200 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Must register by April 21. For more information, call 301-843-3887 or sign up in the church foyer.

Hard Bargain Farm will host an introductory workshop on fermented foods from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cafritz Environmental Center, at 2201 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek. Learn about fermented foods such as kombucha, kimchi, kefir and kvass and learn how to make your own jar of fermented vegetables. Tickets are $10 each and are available at https://fermentationworkshopathbf.eventbrite.com. For more information call 301-292-5665.

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