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 Historic Port Tobacco Village is open for free tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and Monday by appointment, beginning at Stagg Hall, 8450 Commerce St. in Port Tobacco. Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 301-392-3418.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center presents its 2019 holiday shows. In the main gallery: “Holiday Market”, Arts and Crafts Fair, from now through Dec. 15. In the back gallery: “Art in Retrospect” by MCAC’s founding member artist (‘91-’95), from now through Nov. 17. Following will be the “Middle School Art” by students of the Charles County public middle schools showing from Nov. 22-Dec. 15. “Cookies and Tea” will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. The “Holiday Trail” will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7-8. The Mattawoman Creek Art Center is located in Smallwood State Park, at 5655 Upham Place in Marbury. It is open Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8

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.

The American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary will hold a meat loaf and steamed shrimp dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Meat loaf dinners are $12, steamed shrimp dinners are $15 and combo dinners are $18. All dinners come with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls and iced tea or coffee. Open to the public. For more information, call 301-934-8221.

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

GrooveSpan Full Band will perform at Kaow Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar beginning at 7 p.m. at 68 Drury Lane in La Plata.

American Legion Post 238 Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti and meatballs dinner with sides, salad and dessert 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.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a steak dinner, with potato and vegetable selection, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. The cost is $15.

Saturday, Nov. 9

The Alice Ferguson Foundation will hold a nocturnal hike from 5 to 7 p.m. starting at 2201 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek. Learn about nocturnal animals and their adaptations on a hike over the Wet Meadow. The cost is $5; free for foundation members and children under age 5.

The Southern Maryland Women’s League Foundation, Inc., will hold its Motown Magic fundraiser at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf. There will be food, dancing, music, an open bar and more. Tickets are $75 each. For more information or tickets, email Becky Hoffman at bhoffman@growingwithgrace.org or Helen Heier at heier2@comcast.net.

Future Next will hold a personal and skills development workshop for high school students from 10 a.m. to noon at 1192 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. For more information or to register, email ahawkins@futurenext.org or call 240-448-5799.

The Knights of Columbus are holding a free children’s coat giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, at 100 Village St. in Waldorf. Over 250 new and gently used coats will be given away to any child in need of a coat.

CJSW Family Reunion will hold a Harvest Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with DJ Bubble Gum at St. Catherine’s Hall, at 7865 Port Tobacco Road in Port Tobacco. Dinners will be on sale for $10 and sandwiches for $7. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Agnes at 240-416-8811, Devone at 301-742-5057 or Rita at 301-643-8784.

Sunday, Nov. 10

GrooveSpan Duo will perform “Sentimental Journey” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland beginning at 4 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Hall/Auerbach Auditorium, at 47645 College Drive in St. Mary’s City. Songstress Jennifer Cooper will perform and share photos and letters to and from her grandfather, Joseph Wynn, during the time he served in World War II. Admission is free.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will hold a drive through fried oyster dinner from noon until sold out at 15245 Prince Frederick Road in hughesville. Menue includes fried oysters, ham and sides. For more information, email jamesonhug@aol.com.

VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold a breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. All-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, scrapple, home fries and more. The cost is $10.

Monday, Nov. 11

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 Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park will hold “Salute to Veterans 2019” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11000 Crain Highway in Newburg. There will be veteran resource exhibitors, veteran-owned businesses, live music, food, drinks and more. Tickets are $35 online or $40 at the event. For tickets, visit educateveterans.org.

VFW Post 8810 will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Quarterdeck Flag Grounds, at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. There will be an open house, and food will be available at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

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.

The Charles County Department of Health will hold a free influenza vaccination clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. at Westlake High School, at 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf.

Senior Services of Charles County, Inc. board of directors will hold its annual meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center, at 1210 Charles St. in La Plata. The meeting is open to the public and is an opportunity to learn about the group’s projects.

Neighbors Eager to Serve, Inc. will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ledo’s Pizza, at 9375 Chesapeake St. in La Plata. NETS will receive 10% of all dine-in and carryout sales; proceeds will go to support those in need in Western Charles County.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

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 College of Southern Maryland will hold a dual enrollment parent night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Center for Business and Industry, Room 113, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Learn about opportunities for high school students to dual enroll in college classes at CSM or receive college credit through its partnership with the school system. This event is free. For more information, visit www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/steps-to-enroll-credit-courses/highschool-student-admissions/dual-enrollment-student-admissions/.

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. For more information, contact Philip Thomas at 301-751-1823.

Thursday, Nov. 14

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.

The College of Southern Maryland will hold its Native American Heritage Celebration from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center building lobby, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Members of the Piscataway tribe will present cultural dances and Piscataway history. For more information, visit ww.piscatawayindians.com.

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

VFW Post 8810 will hold a house committee meeting at 6 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

The Charles County Archaeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the La Plata Police Department Community Room, at 101 La Grange Ave. in La Plata. Guest speaker will be Sarah Grady who will discuss mapping a mid-Atlantic African American cemetery and working with the descendants of those interred. The meeting is free to attend and visitors are welcome. For more information, email ccasm2010@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 15

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 will perform “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth high school age and younger. For more information, call 301-934-7828, email boxoffice@csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

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

American Legion Post 238 will hold a steak and fried shrimp dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost ranges from $15 to $18. The public is invited. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

Amvets Post 13 will hold a meatloaf dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. The cost is $10.

Santa Claus will arrive at the St. Charles Towne Center for pictures from now until Dec 24 at the lower level Macy’s Court at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf. For more information, visit www.simon.com/mall/st-charles-towne-center/news-and-events.

Saturday, Nov. 16

The Life Journeys Writers Guild will meet at 2 p.m. at the Waldorf West Branch Library, at 10405 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf. Enjoy networking, reading, critiquing your works, sharing industry information and more. This event is free and open to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

According to the Word Church and the Willing Helpers Society will hold a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for community members in need from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Willing Helpers Hall, at 1002 Washington Ave. in La Plata. Entertainment will be provided. For more information, call Mark Wells Jr. at 443-871-7956.

The Charles County Arts Alliance will hold its annual gala from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Old Waldorf School, at 3074 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The theme is “A Southwest Fiesta.” Tickets are $25 in advance through Nov. 13 or $30 at the door. For more information, call the CCAA office at 301-392-5900.

The College of Southern Maryland will perform “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth high school age and younger. For more information, call 301-934-7828, email boxoffice@csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

Archbishop Neale School will hold its 14th annual 10K and 5K run/walk Turkey Trot beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 104 Port Tobacco Road in La Plata. Packet pick up begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $30 until Nov. 5 and $35 thereafter. For more information or to sign up, visit www.active.com/la-plata-md/running/distance-running-races/ans-14th-annual-turkey-trot-5k-10k-run-walk-2019.

VFW Post 8810 and American Legion Post 293 will hold a Texas Hold-Em Tournament, with $100 buy-in, beginning with a 5:45 p.m. sign up at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum will host historian Fred Hatch, who will present a talk on presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth at 1 p.m. in the Exhibit Building, at 3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd road in Waldorf. The event is free, but seating is limited. For more information, visit drmudd.org.

Sunday, Nov. 17

The College of Southern Maryland will perform “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth high school age and younger. For more information, call 301-934-7828, email boxoffice@csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

The Audubon Naturalist Society and the Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold a joint trip to look for waterfowl, songbirds, raptors and woodpeckers along the Mattawoman Creek. The trip leaves at 7:45 a.m. from the Henry E. Lackey High School parking lot, at 3000 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head. Bring waterproof shoes or boots and prepare for possible wind and a 1.5 mile walk on an uneven forest trail. To make a reservation, email Lynne Wheeler at somdaudubon@yahoo.com or text 301-751-8097.

Monday, Nov. 18

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, Nov. 19

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 University of Maryland Extension will hold a boxwood pruning workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, at 8855 Chapel Point Road in Port Tobacco. The rain date is Nov. 20. The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, visit boxwoodworkshop.eventbrite.com or call 301-539-3047.

The Kiwanis Club of Charles County will hold a virtual meeting by phone at 7 p.m. To join the call, or for more information, email kiwanisofcc.com.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a members’ meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

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, Nov. 21

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 will host a FAFSA workshop beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 110, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. Members of the community can receive one-on-one assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. For more information, call 301-934-7531 or visit www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/laplata/FAFSA-Workshop-11.21.19.

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

The La PLata Branch Library will host “Thanksgiving from 1621 to the Present” presented by food historian Joyce White at 6 p.m. at 2 Garrett Ave. in La Plata. For more information, call the library at 301-934-9001.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1972, will meet at 12:30 p.m. the Waldorf West Library, at 10405 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf. the guest speaker will be Charles Smith, account manager for CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Following the presentation, there will be a potluck fundraiser luncheon. for more information,, call 301-848-3476.

Friday, Nov. 22

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 will perform “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth high school age and younger. For more information, call 301-934-7828, email boxoffice@csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

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 post on Facebook.

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Alice Ferguson Foundation will hold a bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m. beginning at 2201 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek. Explore diverse ecosystems and learn about the birst that inhabit the site. The cost is $5; free for foundation members.

LifeStyles of Maryland will hold its 17th annual Walk to End Homelessness in Charles County. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the La Plata Town Hall, at 305 Queen Anne St. Registration opens at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Deborah Carrington at 301-609-9900, ext. 212 or dcarrington@lifestylesofmd.org.

The College of Southern Maryland will perform “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth high school age and younger. For more information, call 301-934-7828, email boxoffice@csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

Sunday, Nov. 24

The College of Southern Maryland will perform “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth high school age and younger. For more information, call 301-934-7828, email boxoffice@csmd.edu or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 82 will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 82, at 6330 Crain Highway in La PLata.To schedule a donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redrossblood.org. The post’s number is 301-934-8221.

American Legion Post 238 will serve breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $8. the public is invited. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

VFW Post 8810 will host a tailgate with loaded nachos for $6 and/or Mexican street tacos for $5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

Monday, Nov. 25

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.

Tueday, Nov. 26

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

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.

Friday, Nov. 29

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 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. Open to the public. Carry out orders available. Tickets are $10 each; children ages 5 and under eat free. Proceeds go to support American Legion charity programs.

VFW Post 8674 will hold a barbecue rib dinner from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. at 6265 Brandywine Road in Hughesville. The cost is $15. The public is invited. For more information, call 301-274-3522 or visit the post on Facebook.

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold “Winter Owl Prowl at Myrtle Point” from 8 to 9 p.m. at 24050 Patuxent Point in California, Md. The group will meet at the front gate and attempt to attract owls by having them respond to recorded calls. Dress for the weather; rain or high winds will result in cancellation. RSVP to Bob Boxwell at bobboxwell@hotmail.com or 410-610-5124.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Future Next will hold a resume development workshop for high school students from 10 a.m. to noon at 1192 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. For more information or to register, email ahawkins@futurenext.org or call 240-448-5799.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

VFW Post 8810 Auxiliary will hold a member meeting at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 ill hold a member meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

The Waldorf West Branch Library will host “A Taste of Chocolate” presented by food historian Joyce White at 6 p.m. at 10405 O’Donnell Place in Waldorf. For more information, call 301-645-1395.

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will hold its monthly meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway in Lusby. Light refreshments and mingling start at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Maryland Ornithological Society’s 2020 Breeding Bird Atlas Project coordinator, who will speak about the atlas project. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tiffany Farrell at somdaudubon@yahoo.com or 201-609-1345.

Thursday, Dec. 5

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

Friday, Dec. 6

American Legion Post 293 will hold a Cornish game hen dinner, with potatoes, vegetable and salad, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. The cost is $10.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Future Next will hold a career pathways workshop for high school students from 10 a.m. to noon at 1192 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. For more information or to register, email ahawkins@futurenext.org or call 240-448-5799.

William B. Wade Elementary School will host its annual Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2300 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. Interested vendors should call Maritza Davis at 301-753-1769 or email madavis@ccboe.com.

The St. Charles Towne Center will hold “Breakfast with Santa” and “19 Days ‘Til Christmas” events in the lower level Macy’s Court at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf. “Breakfast with Santa” will run from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and feature a pancake breakfast and family-friendly activities. The “19 Days ‘Til Christmas” party will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature cake pop decorating, crafts, pinatas, a DJ, facepainting and a jingle bell parade. To RSVP, visitbit.ly/SCTCBreakfastWithSanta.

Sunday, Dec. 8

VFW Auxiliary Post 8810 will hold a breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. All-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, scrapple, home fries and fruit. The cost is $10.

VFW Post 8810 will hold a tailgate with loaded nachos for $6 and/or bratwurst and fries for $5 at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

The St. Charles Towne Center in partnership with Autism Speaks will hold a special “Caring Santa” visit with Santa Claus for children on the autism spectrum and sensory needs from 8 to 9 a.m. in the lower level Macy’s Court at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf.

The St. Charles Towne Center will hold a “Storytime and Singing with Santa” event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the lower level Macy’s Court at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf. Santa Claus will sing holiday songs and play the ukulele and there will be crafts, balloon twisting, stories, milk and cookies. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/SCTCStoryandSingingWithSanta.

Monday, Dec. 9

American Legion Post 293 will hold an executive committee meeting at 7 p.m.at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.

Thursday, Dec. 12

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

Friday, Dec. 13

VFW Post 8810 will hold a steak dinner, with potato and vegetable selection, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington road in Waldorf. The cost is $15.

Sunday, Dec. 15

The St. Charles Towne Center will hold a pet-friendly visit with Santa Claus from 8 to 10 a.m. in the lower level Macy’s Court, at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

VFW Post 8810 will hold a members meeting at 7 p.m. at 2310 Old Washington Road in Waldorf.