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Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, ifpossible) to Community, 7 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602, or faxitems to 301-645-2175. Email items to communitysomdnews.com. Include a contactphone number or email on all submissions.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Charles County Department of Community Services Aging and Senior Programs will hold a senior information and assistance session 11 a.m.-1p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bel Alton Community Development Center, 9501 Crain Highway,Bel Alton. Medicare Part B and appointments for help with income tax will bethe focus. Many other services and programs for the elderly, as well asinformation concerning benefits, services and programs from other community organizations may be accessed through the program. Call 301-392-7900.

Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will take applications for energy assistance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at CharlesCounty Department of Social Services, 200 Kent St., La Plata and at HealthPartners, 3070 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Applicants can bring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications. Call 301-274-4474, ext. 200.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra will hold information sessions for prospective members and their parents at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Lexington Park library and 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Charlotte Hall library, New Market Road. Call 301-997-0079 or email smyorchestragmail.com.

P.D. Brown library will hold a speakers event 6:30-7:30 p.m.Jan. 10 at the library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Jo Ann Myles will speak about wills and living trusts.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Charles County Kiwanis, will be 2:30-8 p.m. Jan. 10 at General Smallwood Middle School,4990 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head. Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule anappointment.

Charles County Archaeological Society will meet 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the community room of the Town of La Plata Police Department, 101 La Grange Ave. Peter Quantock will speak about the results of the remote sensing conducted at Port Tobacco. Visitors are welcome and there is no fee to attend. Call 240-682-1718 or 301-375-9489 or go to www.charlescoasm.org/calendar.html.

Chesapeake Wind Symphony, the “teacher band,” will hold a chamber music concert 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf.

Friday, Jan. 11

Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee will take applications for energy assistance 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Charles County Department of Social Services, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata. Applicants canbring completed applications with the required documents or complete applications at the event. Call 301-274-4474, ext. 200.

Auxiliary of American Legion Post 82 will hold a meatloaf and chicken cordon bleu dinner 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the post, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost is $13. Call 301-934-8221.

Alan Blair and the Prospect Band will play 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 11. at Miss Motley’s Cafe in the old Bel Alton High School, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton. Cover charge is $10. There is a cash bar. For table reservations, call 301-392-9794 or go to www.belaltonalumnicdc.org.

Saturday, Jan. 12

La Plata library will hold a concert featuring localmusicians 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the library, 2 Garrett Ave. Call 301-934-9001.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish will hold a community forum 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the church, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. “The Big Conversation - Health Care in Southern Maryland: A Right, Responsibility, or Privilege?” The forum will feature a panel of top health care experts who will address the major health challenges in Southern Maryland. Go to www.middlehamandstpeters.org.

Monday, Jan. 14

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 E. Smallwood Drive, Waldorf.Auditions consist of vocal warm-ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises todetermine the singer’s vocal range. No prepared piece is necessary. High school-age singers and older are welcome. Call 301-642-0594 for audition appointment.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Schubert Singers, a concert choir for children, will hold auditions 6-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Christ Church, 112 E. Charles St., La Plata. Call 301-934-2360 or email ChristChurchMusicverizon.net.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Smith Chapel United Methodist Church will hold free soup and sandwich lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the church, 7750 Poorhouse Road, Pisgah. Call 301-743-2227.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Southern Maryland Compassion Center will be open 10 a.m.-2p.m. Jan. 17-19 at Grace Lutheran Church at 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Call410-636-0123 or 877-737-8567 or go to www.lutheranmissionsociety.org.

Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society will meet 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at White Plains Family History Center at 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains. Rebecca Koford will present, “Researching Your 1812 Ancestor.” Visitors are welcome and admission is free. Email gfrick68@gmail.com.

P.D. Brown library will hold a speaker’s event 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Wendy Baden will discuss organizing self and home.

Friday, Jan. 18

MOMS Club of La Plata will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18.Prospective members and children are welcome. For details and the meetinglocation, email infoMOMSClubLaPlata.com or call 203-506-8542.

American Legion Post 293 Auxiliary will hold “Soup for Supper” dinner 6-8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the post, 2400 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. A variety of 15-20 homemade soups will be offered. All-you-can-eat for $8. Call 301-932-5071.

Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas hold ’em tournament Jan. 18 at the firehouse, 4095 Indian Head Highway. Doors open at 6 p.m., games at 8 p.m. Call 301-753-8011 or email poker@IHVFD.com.

Aqua Squares will hold a free learn to square dance open house 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. Call 301-855-7937 or 301-863-8054 or email www.aquasquaresclub@yahoo.com.

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will hold a roast beef dinner from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the post, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Cost is $10. Call 301-934-8221.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold the Six Picks High School exhibit 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 10 at the center in Smallwood State Park, Marbury. A reception will be 1-4 p.m. Jan. 20 with awards presented at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society and College of Southern Maryland Theatre Club will sponsor a concert by the Purdue University’sVarsity Glee Club at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 on the La Plata campus of CSM, 8730 Mitchell Road. Advance tickets are available at www.chesapeakechoral.com for$15 plus surcharge. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast will be 9:30-11:30 a.m.Jan. 19 at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. The guest speaker will be the Rev.James Michael Hilson of New Life Wesleyan Church. Call 301-870-4787 or301-396-3383.

Special Olympics of Calvert County will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction 5-7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Church by the Chesapeake, 3255 Brooms Island Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids with children 3 and younger admitted free. Call 410-535-2857 or 443-532-8658 or email Stefany Lang@ calvertcountyspecialolympics@gmail.com.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer group of more than 30 singers, will practice 4-6 p.m. Jan. 20 at Northeast Community Center,4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Singers are welcome to join. Call 301-855-7477.

Monday, Jan. 21

Charles County Democratic Center Committee will hold an inaugeration brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Bel Alton Community Development Center, 9501 crain Highway, Bel Alton. Admission is $10. Call 301-934-4411 or email CTSV@olg.com.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold youth leadership development 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 21 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. The program will run on Mondays through March 25. Call 301-645-1837 or email dwaite@tcysb.org.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Youth Service Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. Youth will begin working on a community service project that will be completed by Global Youth Service Day in April. Call 301-645-1837 or email dwaite@tcysb.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold managing emotions for kids 13-18 and 9-12 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. The program will run Tuesdays through March. Call 301-645-1837 or email dwaite@tcysb.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Farm management classes for women will be 6-9 p.m. Jan.. 23.The class is on Wednesdays through March 20 at the Prince George’s CountyExtension Office, 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton. The course fee is $75 and includes materials and meals. Register by Jan. 15 at www.anniesproject.umd.eduor call 301-868-9366.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Best Foot Forward for girls 13-18 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 13 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. The program will run on Wednesdays through March 13. Call 301-645-1837 or email dwaite@tcysb.org.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Southern Maryland Compassion Center will be open 10 a.m.-2p.m. Jan. 24-26 at Grace Lutheran Church at 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Call410-636-0123 or 877-737-8567 or go to www.lutheranmissionsociety.org.

P.D. Brown library will hold a speakers event 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the library, 50 Village St., Waldorf. Donna Bailey will discuss healthy eating.

Friday, Jan. 25

Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold the Six Picks High School exhibit 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 10 at the center in Smallwood State Park, Marbury.

Saturday, Jan. 26

A meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Waldorf Westlibrary, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf to discuss starting a soupkitchen in Waldorf. RSVP to 301-775-5201 or email veronicahymsn.com.

A benefit for Adam Lumpkins will be noon-8 p.m. Jan. 26 atthe Moose Lodge, Mechanicsville. Tickets are $10 with kids younger than 12 admitted free. Call 240-925-2709.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will hold Step On Up 10-11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the office, 75 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. The program will run on Saturdays through March 16. Call 301-645-1837 or email dwaite@tcysb.org.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold a field trip 8a.m.-noon Jan. 27 at Piscataway Park and Hard Bargain Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road. Call 301-203-8014 or email olebuckstrixvaria.org.Chesapeake Community Chorus, an all-volunteer group of morethan 30 singers, will practice 4-6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Singers are welcome to join. Call301-855-7477.

Monday, Jan. 28

Coastal Conservation Association Maryland’s Patuxent River chapter will meet 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Stoney’s Kingfisher, 14442 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Go to www.ccamd.org/?p=1043.

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will hold a blood drive 1-7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the post, 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata. Call 301-934-8221.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Southern Maryland Compassion Center will be open 10 a.m.-2p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Grace Lutheran Church at 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Call 410-636-0123 or 877-737-8567 or go to www.lutheranmissionsociety.org.

P.D. Brown library will hold a speaker’s event 6:30-7:30p.m. Jan. 31 at the library, 50 Village St., La Plata. Robert Ramos willdiscuss basic budgeting and good credit and bad credit.

Friday, Feb. 1

Southern Maryland Compassion Center will be open 10 a.m.-2p.m. Feb. 1-2 at Grace Lutheran Church at 1200 Charles St., La Plata. Call410-636-0123 or 877-737-8567 or go to www.lutheranmissionsociety.org.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold the Six Picks High School exhibit 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 10 at the center in Smallwood State Park, Marbury.

Feb. 6

Smith Chapel United Methodist Church will hold free soup and sandwich lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the church, 7750 Poorhouse Road, Pisgah. Call 301-743-2227.