Sunday, April 2

St. Charles Towne Center hosts “Caring Easter Bunny” photo opportunity for those with special needs, 9 to 11 a.m., Center Court, 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf. Calm environment, enter through Food Court entrance. Registration required:

Tuesday, April 4

The College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus rescheduled (from March 14) its drone course information session 6-7:30 p.m., Building C, Room 114. Attendees will learn the details of the two new drone certification courses starting later this spring. Free.

Saturday, April 8

Southern Maryland Chapter of SCORE hosts The Power of the Inbox to Grow Your Business workshop, led by Chris Ripley, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, 134 Holiday Court, Suite 316, Annapolis.

For registration, go to

Sunday, April 9

St. Charles Towne Center hosts pet photos with the Easter Bunny, 9 to 11 a.m., Center Court, 11110 Mall Circle, Waldorf. Pets on leash or in carrier; enter through Food Court entrance.

Tuesday, April 18

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Baltimore District Office hosts an open house for veteran-owned businesses 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 18, College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus, Building A, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown.

To register, go to HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/N5OZA2T.

Saturday, April 22

Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism hosts a Spring Baby Bazaar 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 22, Somers Community Center, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata. Buy & sell used items. For table reservations, sellers can call 301-932-6679.

Wednesday, April 26

The Small Business Development Center at the College of Southern Maryland offers Start Right for Success 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, CSM Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room C206. Cost is $55. For registration, go to

Friday, April 28

College of Southern Maryland hosts its seventh annual Nonprofit Institute Conference “Jumpstart Your Leadership!” 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, CSM La Plata Campus, Center for Building and Industry (BI Building), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Registration before April 14 is $45 for St. Mary’s and Charles nonprofits and residents, $65 from other counties. The cost is $10 more after April 14. Email Cara Fogarty at, or call 301-659-3182; Harriet Yaffe at, 240-725-5432; or go to

Saturday, April 29

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Craft Beer Festival 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Doors open for VIPs at noon. Over 50 craft beers from 25 breweries local and national. Food buffet on the beach. Raffles every half hour. VIP $55 advance, $65 door. General admission $40 advance, $50 door. Designated driver $15.

Monday, May 15

Calver Memorial Hospital Foundation 28th annual Benefit Golf Classic, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. tee times, Old South Country Club, Lothian. For registration, go to or call 410-414-4570.

Thursday, May 18

Governor’s Business Summit is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 18, Hilton Baltimore. Speakers: Gov. Larry Hogan, Esti Peshin, director of cyber programs for Elta, and Coach John Harbaugh of the Ravens. To register, go to


Platinum Senior Care in Waldorf hosts Reminiscing Cafe, a meet and greet for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s, 6-9 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8-11 a.m. weekends, 4018 Blackbird Court, Waldorf. Breakfast & snacks served. For more information, call 301-638-3194.

At the Bay Healing Arts Center hosts a free Reiki class 6:30-8:30 p.m. every second Thursday and 1-3 p.m. every fourth Sunday at 9129 Bay Ave., North Beach. To register, call 410-286-9100, or go to for more information.

La Plata Business Association meets the first Wednesday of each month 8:30 a.m. at the Nuguala Conference Room, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata.

Charles County Business Network meets 8 a.m. Tuesdays. Call 240-602-7513 for location.

Southern Maryland Business Network meets 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Legends Club at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Go to

Waldorf Business Networking International, Extreme Networkers Chapter, meets 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Famous Dave’s in Waldorf. For more information, contact Chris Ripley at 301-638-4755.

Business Networking International, Premier Partners meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at Babes Boys Tavern, 2890 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Go to or call 301-520-5308.

Christian Business Professional Network meets 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays at Quality Printers, 10485 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. CBPN also has a luncheon noon-1:30 p.m. at the same location on the first Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to all and include a presentation on business topics. Call Barry Euzent at 301-643-1175 or Joe Namyst at 240-349-2953.

Catholic Business Association of Charles County meets 8 a.m. on the second Friday of each month in La Plata. Call Lisa White at 301-392-0819, email or go to

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