Prince George’s community calendar, March 15 to 22, 2012

March 15, 2012
Thursday, March 15

Arts camp registration, Thursday is the deadline to register for the All About the Arts Enrichment Camp, to be held June 18 to July 13, for students in grades K-8. Camp clubs will cover subjects including comic book design, sports, piano, cooking and “mad science.” Camps are at Jericho Christian Academy in Landover and Glenn Dale Montessori School in Glenn Dale. $50 registration fee; camp costs $150 a week. Deborah Crimes, 301-390-5559 or www.lessonsfromabroad.com/index.html.

Women’s History Month program, Thursday is the deadline to register for the Women’s History month program, featuring State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Prince George’s County Council member Mary Lehman and others. Sponsored by Loving Ladies of Laurel, a girls mentoring organization. 6:30 p.m. March 28, Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane. $5. 301-952-6000 or celestehillr@yahoo.com.

Laurel children’s nature program, for ages 8 to 10, information on animals and plants. 10:30-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

Access to archival databases for genealogists, archives specialist Daniel Law shows electronic records of interest to genealogists. 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park. Free; driver’s license or other photo ID required for admission. 202-357-5000.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, in wetland, forest and meadow areas, with possible sightings of songbirds, waterfowl or raptors, sponsored by the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 3 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Balew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

Moneyball” film, screening of the movie starring Brad Pitt. 6-8 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; age 18 or younger, $2. 301-864-6029.

Jazz by Orville Saunders, for age 60 or older. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-206-3355.

New Deal Cafe open microphone, music, poetry or comedy. 7-9 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

Friday, March 16

“Curator’s apprentice” program, for ages 8 to 12, Friday is deadline to register for a workshop in which children “curate” and re-create a piece of the museum’s collection at 10 a.m. March 30, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. $15; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $18. 301-864-0420.

Catholic Business Network breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville. $30; members, $20; reservations required. 301-779-7833, www.cbnpg.org or lisa.white@loyolaretreat.org.

College Park Needle Arts Society, participants work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630 or cpneedlearts@earthlink.net.

Upper Marlboro fish fry, whiting or tilapia, green beans, coleslaw, bread, beverage and dessert. 4-7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. $10; seniors, $8; age 11 or younger, $5. 301-627-2636.

New Deal Cafe music, jazz and blues by pianist John Guernsey, 6:30-8 p.m.; and Badger Band, playing covers of Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan and original music, 8-11 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

“Midnight Cry” play, presented by First Baptist Church of College Park. 7 p.m., Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. $15; seniors, $13. 301-474-3995 or sonjafrazier1@verizon.net.

County spelling bee, watch students from across the county compete. 7 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787.

College Park book club, discussion of “The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir,” by Isabel Allende. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

Saturday, March 17

Bird walk, for all experience levels, a half-day walk to view resident and migrating woodland and field birds and waterfowl; bring waterproof footwear and binoculars; hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 7:30 a.m., Governor Bridge Natural Area, 7600 Governor Bridge Rd., Bowie. Free. 410-765-6482.

Mount Rainier computer class, for age 20 or older, learn basics. 9 a.m. Saturdays, through March 31, Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-864-8937.

Laurel “sprouting” hike, a guided walk to look for the early signs of spring; identify green sprouts. 9-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

College Park arts workshop, for ages 3 to 8, with art specialist Aaron Springer. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 2-4 p.m Sunday, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

National Harbor children’s program, members of Story Tapestries present dance, storytelling and music to explore heroes of different cultures. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., National Children’s Museum, Launch Zone, 112 Waterfront St., National Harbor. Admission, free. 301-686-0225.

Laurel writers group, bring five copies of your work for group feedback; new members welcome. 11 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Colonial cooking demonstration, learn how to make Southern Maryland fried chicken and gravy. Noon-1 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2113.

“Couture 1913: The Ultimate Fashion Show,” a luncheon and fashion show; to help fund scholarships for local college students. Vendors, door prizes and raffles. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Delta Alumnae Foundation. 1-4 p.m., Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt. $65, registration requested. 301-736-3250 or fashionshow@pgcacdst.org.

Laurel eagle program, information on how the predator is so powerful and how it survives in the wild. 1-2:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Hyattsville Girl Power! workshop, for age 12 or older, information on poise, success and being yourself. 1 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Saint Patrick’s Day tea, live music, sandwiches, cakes, pastries and tea. 1:30 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. $27.50, reservations required. 301-377-7800.

Women in radio lecture, learn about the women who contributed to the development of broadcasting. 2 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3089.

Oxon Hill Lego program, for ages 6 to 9, listen to a story, then create something with Legos. 2:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Hyattsville book discussion, a librarian leads a discussion of Tatiana de Rosnay’s “Sarah’s Key.” 3 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

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

“Breaking Through the Clouds” documentary, about female aviators in the 1920s. Dinner served. 6 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. $25; film only, $10; reservations required. 301-377-7800.

Colonial tavern dinner, eat a meal inspired by mid-18th century cuisine, and listen to Ship’s Company sing chanteys and tavern songs. 7-9 p.m., Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. $35; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $42; reservations required. 301-952-8010.

The Greentop Ramblers concert, St. Patrick’s Day show. 8-11 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

F.A.M.E. benefit concert, the group Ayre Rayde performs to help raise money for new musical instruments for youths in need. Sponsored by the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Camelot by Martins, 13905 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro. First 100 guests, $45; thereafter, $50. 301-805-5358 or www.fameorg.org.

Sunday, March 18

Greenbelt jazz brunch, featuring the Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

“Picadilly Circus,” acrobats, circus clowns and more. 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m., Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $30; children, free with paying adult. 301-952-7999 or www.thefuncircus.com.

Maryland Choral Society, performance of works by Faure, Brahms, Bruckner and others. 4 p.m., Mount Calvary Catholic Church, 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. $20; seniors and students, $15; age 10 or younger, free. 301-961-7131 or www.marylandchoralsociety.org.

Middle Eastern music and dance, featuring musicians and belly dancers. 5-8 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

“Ragtime” theater auditions, men, women and children are being cast for the summer production. Be prepared to dance and sing. 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906 or www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.

Monday, March 19

“Miss Representation” film, about the misrepresentation of women in the media. Noon-2 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Student Center, Conference Room 2, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

Greenbelt “Reel and Meal,” screening of “Bag It” film, about the effect of plastic on the environment; vegan buffet available. 6:30 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission free; buffet, $13. 301-474-5642.

Laurel family game night, play board games. 7 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Tuesday, March 20

National Harbor toddler truck program, for ages 2 to 4, dress and act like a builder, drive a mock truck and build a “museum” with tools; plus stories, games and art. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., National Children’s Museum, Launch Zone, 112 Waterfront St., National Harbor. Free. 301-686-0225.

Bowie seniors spring party, for age 60 or older, celebrate the first day of spring with music by a disc jockey, refreshments and more. 12:30-2 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr. $3; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $4; reservations required. 301-809-2300.

Oxon Hill children’s reading club, for ages 9 to 12, discussion of “The No. 1 Car Spotter,” by Atinuke. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Beltsville family game event, play video and board games. 6 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-0294.

Greenbelt Doctorow book discussion, E.L. Doctorow’s “Homer and Langley,” about two brothers who are recluses in a Fifth Avenue mansion in New York. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

Greenbelt poetry open microphone, 7-9 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

Laurel foreign policy discussion, about “energy geopolitics.” 7:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Wednesday, March 21

“The Magic School Bus,” Bay Area Children’s Theater of San Francisco performs a show about conservation, recycling and alternative energy. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710.

Seniors “hat and tea social,” for age 60 or older, wear a fancy hat to the event, which features tea, pastries and sandwiches. 10:30 a.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $15; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $19. 301-277-1710.

Oxon Hill video games, for ages 13 to 18, play Wii, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Fairmount Heights art workshop, learn about the ways water is part of life, then express your thoughts about it through art. 4-6 p.m., Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St. Free. 301-883-2650.

Beacon Heights area development meeting, discussion of potential commercial and residential development from the proposed Purple Line Riverdale Road Station near Veterans Parkway in the Beacon Heights area. The proposed line would involve light rail from Bethesda to New Carrolton. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Beacon Heights Elementary School, 6929 Furman Pkwy., Riverdale. Free. Contact Bill Washburn at 301-952-3166 or william.washburn@ppd.mncppc.org.

Women empowerment seminar, Cheryl Wood, author and life coach, discusses how women can be successful entrepreneurs. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free, registration requested. 301-262-7000.

War of 1812 lecture, for age 12 or older, historian Scott Sheads discusses the Chesapeake campaigns of the war. 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-377-7817.

Thursday, March 22

Seniors money management program, for age 60 or older, discussion of how to save money at the grocery store by planning before and during a shopping trip. 11 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-206-3355.

Charles Taylor and the Availables, for age 60 or older, the group performs Motown, rhythm and blues and other music. 6-9 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $5; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $6. 301-206-3355.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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