Send calendar events (at least two weeks in advance, if possible) to Community, 204 Washington Ave., Suite 104, La Plata, MD 20646. Email items to community@somdnews.com. Include a contact phone number or email on all submissions.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau invites youth ages 16 to 24 who are not in school or employed to meet with a youth mentor from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to develop goals for work, school and life. Call 301-645-1837 or visit www.ready4life.org.

The Dr. Samuel Mudd Museum is in need of volunteer tour guides, gift shop workers and admissions staff for the 2020 season. Training begins March 7. Step into history for a few hours a month. For more information, contact Donna Peterson at 301-452-2158 or drmuddtours@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

AMVETS Post 13 will hold a members meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a steak and cheese sandwich night, with à la carte menu, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

The Dorchester Community Center will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. at 400 Dorchester St. in La Plata. Learn more about the center and the programs and events it has to offer. For more information, call 301-934-8421, email dmandley@townoflaplata.org or visit townoflaplata.org/dorchestercc.

Friday, Jan. 24

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.

The College of Southern Maryland Theater will hold open auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. for the upcoming performance of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” to be presented in April. Auditions will be held in the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Participants are asked to prepare a Shakespearean monologue. For more information, visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/auditions/.

Sons of the American Legion Post 238 will hold a steamed or fried shrimp dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $12. The public is invited. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the Amerian Legion post on Facebook.

VFW 8810 Auxiliary will hold a dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Cost is $10. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs or Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad and dessert. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center is showing the local Seven-Up High School Exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the center, at 5565 Upham Place in Marbury, inside Smallwood State Park. Admission is free when going to the art center. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or email mattawomanart@aol.com.

Saturday, Jan. 25

The College of Southern Maryland Theater will hold open auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. for the upcoming performance of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” to be presented in April. Auditions will be held in the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Participants are asked to prepare a Shakespearean monologue. For more information, visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/auditions/.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual silent auction with reception beginning at 7 p.m. at 4535 Piney Church Road in Waldorf. A variety of new and vintage items, gift cards and services will be available for bidding. Funds raised will be used for community outreach and church programs. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 301-645-5000.

The Southern Maryland Decorative Painters will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, at 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, in the hall behind the church. Doors open at 9 a.m. for setup. The meeting will be followed by a paint-in. Guests are always welcome and should contact the group for supply information if they would like to paint during their visit. For more information, contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or visit smdp.learntopaint@gmail.com, or visit www.smdpaint.org/calendar.html.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold a reception for the local Seven-Up High School Exhibit from 1 to 4 p.m. at the center, located at 5565 Upham Place in Marbury in Smallwood State Park. Admission is free when going to the art center. The juror will give a talk about the artwork and prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or email mattawomanart@aol.com. Snow date is Feb. 9.

Monday, Jan. 27

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. To schedule a donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a members meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

American Legion Post 293 will hold a steak and cheese sandwich night, with à la carte menu, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

Friday, Jan. 31

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.

VFW Post 8674 will hold a chicken cordon bleu dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $12. The public is invited. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

American Legion Riders Post 82 will hold an “all-you-can-eat” spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6330 N. Crain Highway in La Plata. The cost is $10 each, and free for children ages 5 and under. This event is open to the public. Proceeds go to support American Legion charity programs. For more information on the programs, visit www.legion.org.

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center is showing the local Seven-Up High School Exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the center, at at 5565 Upham Place in Marbury, inside Smallwood State Park. Admission is free when going to the art center. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or email mattawomanart@aol.com.

Saturday, Feb. 1

The Alice Ferguson Foundation will hold a bird walk from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hard Bargain Farm, at 2201 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek. Explore the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s diverse ecosystems and the birds that inhabit the site with Bill Townsend as the guide through wetlands and woodlands. The cost is $5 for non AFF members and free for AFF members. For more information, call 301-292-5665, email specialevents@fergusonfoundation.org or visit birdwalkhbf.eventbrite.com.

Monday, Feb. 3

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Kiwanis Club of Charles County meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at The Greene Turtle, at 6 St. Mary’s Ave. in La Plata. Meetings include dinner on your own. Go to www.kiwanisofcc.com or email kiwanisofcc@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Sons of the American Legion Post 82 will hold a “Spirit Day” from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Foster’s Grille, at 6390 Crain Highway in La Plata. A portion of the receipts will go to support veterans when the cashier is told or a flyer is presented.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, NARFE, Indian Head Chapter 126 meets at noon the first Thursday of each month at the Indian Head Moose Lodge, at 11 Moose Lodge Way in Indian Head. The speaker will be Linda Simms from Edward Jones Investments, discussing family and generation wealth investing. Reservations requested in advance. For reservations or more information, call Connie Sanders at 301-934-6881.

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.

Henry E. Lackey High School will host the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, at 7 p.m. at 3000 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head. This event is free.

Friday, Feb. 7

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.

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco will host local authors giving highlights of their published books over a bowl of chili at 6 p.m. at the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, at 8430 Commerce St. in Port Tobacco. Donations accepted. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Nancy Bowling at 301-481-7542 or nbowling@verizon.net.

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center is showing the local Seven-Up High School Exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the center, at at 5565 Upham Place in Marbury, inside Smallwood State Park. Admission is free when going to the art center. This show closes on Sunday. For more information, call 301-743-5159 or email mattawomanart@aol.com.

Monday, Feb. 10

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

The Baden Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pitch card party at 7:30 p.m. at 16608 Brandywine Road in Brandywine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per player. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 301-888-1888.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Burger King, at 30004 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society, during its monthly meeting, will have its 2019 scholarship winners present their experiences at National Audubon’s Camp in Hog Island, Maine, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at North Point High School, at 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf. Light refreshments and mingling begins at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this free event. For more information, contact Tom Seaton at tjsaccokeek@gmail.com or 301-710-3994.

The Pomonkey High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, at 3385 Metropolitan Church Road in Pomonkey. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Philip Thomas at 301-751-1823.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Chick-fil-A, at 16003 Crain Highway in Brandywine. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

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.

Southern Maryland Brain Injury Support Group meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Spring Dell Center, at 6040 Radio Station Road in La Plata. Call Jerry at 301-753-6335 or Debbie at 301-932-4920.

Point of Change Jail and Street Ministry Family Ties Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at New Hope AME Church, located at 12310 Washington Square in Waldorf. Contact Jerald or Kimberly Graham at 443-532-0090 or 301-609-9492, or email pointofchange@hotmail.com.

Friday, Feb. 14

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.

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. for women veterans the second Friday of each month at Chick-fil-A, at 107 Drury Drive in La Plata. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 15

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold a “barn owl prowl” night walk starting at 7 p.m. at a farm owned by the Wicomico Valley Foundation of Southern Maryland. The exact meeting location will be given at registration. Bring a reusable mug for hot chocolate. Suggested donation of $5 per person. RSVP to Mike Callahan at raptorsrulemc@gmail.com or 240-765-5192.

Monday, Feb. 17

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 10th Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Business and Industry at the College of Southern Maryland, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. The keynote speaker will be branding coach Maggy Sterner. For more information, visit www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/nonprofit-institute/conference-information/.

Certified instructor Merv Roussell (DCHDC) will hold free hand dance lessons and party will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every third Thursday at Scott’s II Bar at 7070 Port Tobacco Road in Welcome. For more information, email mroussell3@verizon.net.

Friday, Feb. 21

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.

The Humane Society of Charles County will hold its Top Dog Dinner and Dance 2020 fundraiser from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The event features dinner, dessert, drinks, dancing, 50/50 raffles, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $65 each. For more information, call 301-645-8181, email info@humanesocietycc.org or visit humanesocietycc.org/event/top-dog-dinner-dance/.

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will hold a baby back rib dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, at 6330 N. Crain Highway in La Plata. The menu includes 1/2 slab of ribs, ranch beans, coleslaw, French fries, rolls, coffee and tea. The cost is $12. Gift certificates are available. For more information, call 301-934-8221 or visit alpost82.org.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Charles County Public Schools will hold its annual winter chess tournament beginning at 9 a.m. at Henry E. Lackey High School, at 3000 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head. The awards ceremony begins at noon. For more information, contact Alicia Briscoe at 301-934-7369 or abriscoe@ccboe.com or Ann Taylor at 301-934-7378 or ataylor@ccboe.com.

Monday, Feb. 24

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Friday, Feb. 28

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.

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will hold a 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 beeans, coleslaw, hush puppies fried potatoes, coffee and tea. The cost is $12. Gift certificates available. For more information, call 301-934-8221 or visit alpost82.org.

Saturday, Feb. 29

The Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation will hold its annual gala from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Swan Point Yacht and County Club, at 11550 Swan Point Boulevard in Issue. Proceeds will go to fund improvements for nursing units, imaging and surgical devices. Tickets range from $80 to $175 if purchased by Feb. 5. For more information, visit crmcfoundation.org/gala/.

Monday, March 2

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, March 3

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Kiwanis Club of Charles County meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at The Greene Turtle, at 6 St. Mary’s Ave. in La Plata. Meetings include dinner on your own. Go to www.kiwanisofcc.com or email kiwanisofcc@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 4

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, March 5

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, NARFE, Indian Head Chapter 126 meets at noon the first Thursday of each month at the Indian Head Moose Lodge, at 11 Moose Lodge Way in Indian Head. The speaker is to be determined. Reservations requested in advance. For reservations or more information, call Connie Sanders at 301-934-6881.

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.

Friday, March 6

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.

Monday, March 9

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, March 10

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Burger King, at 30004 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

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.

Wednesday, March 11

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, March 12

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Chick-fil-A, at 16003 Crain Highway in Brandywine. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

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.

Southern Maryland Brain Injury Support Group meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Spring Dell Center, at 6040 Radio Station Road in La Plata. Call Jerry at 301-753-6335 or Debbie at 301-932-4920.

Point of Change Jail and Street Ministry Family Ties Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at New Hope AME Church, located at 12310 Washington Square in Waldorf. Contact Jerald or Kimberly Graham at 443-532-0090 or 301-609-9492, or email pointofchange@hotmail.com.

Friday, March 13

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.

VConnections holds Veterans Coffee Breaks 9 to 10:30 a.m. for women veterans the second Friday of each month at Chick-fil-A, at 107 Drury Drive in La Plata. For more information, go to www.vconnections.org.

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.

Monday, March 16

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, March 17

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Wednesday, March 18

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, March 19

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Certified instructor Merv Roussell (DCHDC) will hold free hand dance lessons and party will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every third Thursday at Scott’s II Bar at 7070 Port Tobacco Road in Welcome. For more information, email mroussell3@verizon.net.

Friday, March 20

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.

Monday, March 23

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, March 24

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Wednesday, March 25

J.P. Ryon Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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 mkriemelmeyer@me.com.

Thursday, March 26

Arthur Middleton Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1109 Copley Ave. Drive in Waldorf. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

Indian Head Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 4200 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

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.

Friday, March 27

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.

Sunday, March 29

Hard Bargain Farm will host its first “Green Wedding Expo” from noon to 4 p.m. at 2001 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek. The expo will highlight local vendors who provide eco-friendly products and services, as well as a workshop on how to hold an eco-friendly wedding. The cost is $5 per person in advance or $10 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s agricultural and environmental education programs. To register, visit hbfgreenweddingexpo.eventbrite.com. Online registration ends at noon on March 27. For more information, email specialevents@fergusonfoundation.org or call 301-292-5665.

Monday, March 30

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau will host youth in need of community service hours from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Call 301-645-1837.

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.

The 2N1 Senior Citizens Club meets every Monday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. All interested seniors are welcome.

Tuesday, March 31

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School will hold a toddler playgroup for children ages 18 months to 4 years old from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at jharris@ccboe.com or 301-934-7444.

The Southern Maryland Family History Study Group will hold its third annual Southern Maryland Genealogy and history Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at the Maryland Veteran’s Museum at Patriot Park, at 11000 Crain Highway in Newburg. The cost is $10 for pre-registration, or $15 to register at the door. For more information, contact fair coordinator Wanda Simmons at cbs6395@concast.net or 301-752-5298.