Prince George’s community calendar, Dec. 1 to 8, 2011

November 30, 2011
Thursday, Dec. 1

Berwyn Heights bird walk, hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society. Habitats include open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 6 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Ruatan Street and Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

Science fair help, for ages 10 or older, assistance with long-term projects. 4 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Public schools hearing, a presentation on proposed boundary and grade-structure changes at Kingsford, Highland Park, Yorktown and Waldon Woods elementary schools. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gwynn Park Middle School, 8000 Dyson Rd., Brandywine. 301-952-6300 or communications@pgcps.org.

Friday, Dec. 2

Al-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics. 7 p.m. Fridays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

“Fit-n-Fun Cardio,” for all ages. 10-11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd. Call for registration information. 301-397-2208.

Jazz and blues cafe, with pianist John Guernsey. 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 and 16, New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

Motivational presentation: “Should, Could, Dream,” for ages 12 to 18, the monologue focuses on themes of achievement, self-esteem and entrepreneurship. 7:30 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave. $3. 301-277-2124.

“An Evening in Monte Carlo,” games of chance, live entertainment and a live auction, sponsored by the Delta Alumna Foundation. 8 p.m.-midnight, Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt. $60, reservations required. 301-868-4379.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Bowie bird walk, Prince George’s Audubon Society members lead a walk in the Fran Uhler Natural Area; waterproof footwear and binoculars suggested. 7:30 a.m., meet at the end of Lemons Bridge Road, next to the Bowie State University campus, 10300 Lemons Bridge Rd. Free. 410-765-6482.

Glenarden computer class, the basics of keyboarding and Internet searches. 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 17. Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Lanham. Free. 301-772-5477.

Lego competition, for ages 9 to 14, a global robotics program. 9 a.m.-noon, Walker Mill Middle School, 800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights. Free, registration required. 301-925-9350.

Wildlife holiday bazaar, unique nature-themed gifts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887.

Holiday sharing fair, take alternative gifts that support environmental causes, and justice and peace; with hot drinks, baked goods and a children’s secret Santa. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., University Park Church of the Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman St., University Park. Free. 301- 864-4328 or upcob@aol.com.

Greenbelt Festival of Lights, with an arts and crafts workshop, prize drawings, live music and a dance party. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-397-2208.

KinderKristmas, for ages 3 to 10, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts and tours. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Donations of canned goods welcome. 301-809-3089.

Children’s museum Kwanzaa, make family-tree place mats and mishumaa (candles). 11 a.m.-4 p.m., National Children’s Museum Launch Zone, 112 Waterfront St., National Harbor. Free. 301-686-0225.

TV John Variety Show, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

Musical: “The Day of Reckoning” an in-depth look at the lives of teenagers during school hours; and a mother who would not give up on her son. Sponsored by Zoe Life Outreach Ministries. Noon and 7 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $15; ages 4 to 17, $10; seniors, $8; ages 3 or younger, $2. 301-350-0688 or zoelife3@verizon.net.

Holiday Market on the Harbor, includes handmade ornaments and decorations, pastries and roasted chestnuts. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza. 877-628-5427 or www.harborholidays.com.

Mount Rainier craft fair, handmade artwork, jewelry, clothes and food. Noon-4 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819.

College Park Christmas kick-off, includes a nativity-theme movie, cider and snacks and crafts. 1-4 p.m., Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. 301-474-7117.

“Pigs at the Pole” puppet show, performed by the Blue Sky Puppet Theater. 2 p.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

Factory-fire trial reenactment, for ages 13 or older, serve as a jury member in a mock trial of the owners of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a New York City sweatshop where a fire killed 146 workers in 1911. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Canada goose exploration, a naturalist leads an informative hike. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Winter stories, for ages 7 or older. 2 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-0294.

Youth Spanish classes, for ages 6 to 12, a six-week course covering basic conversation. 2-3 p.m. Saturdays, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $35, registration required. 301-203-6070.

Adult Spanish classes, for ages 13 or older, a six-week course covering basic conversation. 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $35, registration required. 301-203-6070.

Oxon Hill jewelry workshop, for ages 13 to 18, create beaded jewelry. 3 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Wreath-making workshop, bring items from home to make a unique decoration. 3-5 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. $10, registration required. 301-927-3013.

Classical guitar, a performance by Bruce Kritt. 4-6 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

Winter’s Eve on the farm, refreshments and caroling by the fire. 5-8 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $2, or a canned-goods donation. 301-283-2113.

Community Kwanzaa celebration, a fashion show, poets, musicians and dancers. Sponsored by the Black Leadership Council for Excellence. 6-9 p.m., Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. $7; in advance, $5. 301-632-6632 or badeeb@blce.org.

Theater: “Miracle on 34th Street,” a Mountain Community Theater production. 8 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $13; students and seniors, $10. Reservations requested. 301-277-1710.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Music from the 1940s: “A USO Christmas,” a performance by the Tantallon Community Players. 3 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $15; seniors and children, $12. 301-203-6070.

College Park Youth Choir, 4 p.m., Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. Free. 301-927-0477. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Sundays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

Monday, Dec. 5

Mall walkers program, supervised walks, with blood pressure monitoring; sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 8-9:30 a.m. weekdays, Centre at Forestville, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive. Free, register at the mall’s center court. 301-877-5700.

Blood pressure screening, noon-6 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5702.

“Myths, Legends and Tales,” for ages 8 to 12. 3 p.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St. Free. 301-627-9330.

Help With Homework Club, for elementary school students, sponsored by Solid Rock Church. 3-5 p.m. Mondays, New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free, registration required. 301-474-7800.

Hand-dance class, for beginners. 6-7:30 p.m., Monday and Dec. 12, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $10. 301-699-1819.

Glenarden film club, discuss movies and meet with special guests, take part in contests and win prizes. 6:15 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Lanham. Free. 301-772-5477.

“With Pen in Hand” authors workshop, critique and be critiqued. Sponsored by the Bowie Branch Writer’s Group. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Beltsville holiday stories, for all ages. 7 p.m. Monday; 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-0294.

Fort Washington zumba class, for ages 16 or older. 7-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-839-9597.

“Gingerbread Man” story time, for ages 7 or younger, take part in a reading of the classical tale and in the creation of gingerbread houses. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Knitting and crocheting workshop, for all skill levels. 7 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Lanham. Free. 301-772-5477.

Meet the author event, an appearance by Charles Ogletree, who has written four well-received books on race and law. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Bowie-Crofton camera club competition, bring your best backlighted shot or help judge. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Mount Oak Road and Route 301, Bowie. 301-604-7772 or www.b-ccc.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Introduction to personal computers, for ages 60 or older, the basics of word processing and spreadsheets. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Dec. 8. PC Seniors/Collington Retirement Community, 10450 Lottsford Rd., Mitchellville. $25, registration required. 301-925-7571 or www.pcforseniorcitizens.com.

Blood pressure screening, for ages 60 or older, coordinated by staff from Holy Cross Hospital. 10:45-11:45 a.m., Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-408-4343.

“Local Food” forum, meet with local farmers and learn about what is harvested and processed nearby. 6:30-8 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2113.

Oxon Hill holiday gathering, live music, a silent auction and light refreshments. 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Public schools hearing, a presentation on proposed boundary and grade-structure changes at Kingsford, Highland Park, Yorktown and Waldon Woods elementary schools. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-952-6300 or communications@pgcps.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Lymphedema support group, for those living with the immune system and circulatory disease. Noon-3 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Keiarrah Carter, 240-965-8410, or Shelley Williams, 301-552-8144.

Mental wellness classes, an “On Our Own Prince George's County” program to help you learn the warning signs of mental illness and the steps to take to get help. Noon-4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 21 and 28. Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. Free, registration required. 301-699-8939 or www.onourownpg.org.

Community yoga class, led by Brooke Kidd. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Dec. 14, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $5. 301-699-1819.

Purple Line transit study, discuss plans for development along the new Metro line. 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 5700 St. Bernard Dr., Riverdale. Free. Bill Washburn, 301-952-3166.

Genealogical Society program, a short business meeting and a presentation by Tom Jones on “Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records.” New members are welcome. 7 p.m., New Carrollton City Hall, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy. Free.

Student holiday extravaganza, performances by students from county public schools. 7-8:30 p.m., Henry Wise High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro. $5; age 12 and younger, free. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation. 301-780-2100.

Thursday, Dec. 8

New Carrollton book talk, a librarian leads a discussion of Anita Shreve’s “Light on Snow,” a novel about love, courage, tragedy and redemption. 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Overeaters Anonymous, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free. 301-449-5758.

Alzheimer’s support group, presentations on strategies for dealing with daily activities. 5-6 p.m., Southern Maryland Hospital Center library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

Landover community meeting, for those who live near or use the Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center Metro stations, a discussion of neighborhood improvement plans. 6:45-9 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. Tonya Hedgepeth, 301-780-8165 or Tanya.Hedgepeth@ppd.mncppc.org.

Roosevelt High School concert, featuring the school’s symphony and concert orchestras, and the women’s, chamber and gospel choirs. 7:30 p.m., Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy., Greenbelt. Free. 301-513-5400.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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