School House Rock Live! a production by TheatreBam of Chicago. 10:15 a.m. and noon Thursday and Friday. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710.
Preschoolers’ nature program, “All About Otters,” with stories, games and crafts projects. 10:30-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome; registration required. 301-497-5887.
Seniors spa day, back massages, hand massages and mini-manicures. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $20; registration required. 301-206-3355.
Maryland archaeology history program, a presentation on the variety of technology in the state’s earliest mills. 7 p.m., Laurel Municipal Pool Complex, Ninth and Main streets. Free. 301-725-7975 or www.laurelmuseum.org.
Victims’ Rights Awards, a fundraising event to honor victims of crimes, those who have served them, volunteers and partners. Sponsored by the Community Advocates for Family and Youth. 7-10 p.m., Glenn Dale Golf Club, 11501 Old Prospect Hill Rd., Glenn Dale. $35; reservations required. 301-390-4092 or www.cafy2012awards.eventbrite.com.
Sharon Thomas Experience Band, a lively R&B performance. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $5. 301-206-3355.
Friday, April 13
Veterans’ career services day, career-related sessions, job and internship fair for military veterans. Dress in business professional attire, lunch available. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. Free to military veterans, registration required. 301-405-4076 or https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/VETS2012.
“All that jazz” outdoor concert, for age 60 and older, bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and enjoy live jazz from Nancy Paris Hines. 12:30-2 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $5; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $6. 301-449-0490.
Meteor shower science program, get a glimpse of the annual Lyrid meteor shower and discover where meteors originate. 7:30 p.m., Howard Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free with center admission: $5; students and seniors, $2; children $3, children age 3 and younger, free. 301-918-8750.
Rock-and-roll reunion, hear and share your stories of growing up with rock-and-roll at teen dances at the Hyattsville Armory and Bladensburg Fire Hall. Hosted by author Mark Opsasnick and filmmaker Jeff Krulik. Sponsored by the College Park Arts Exchange. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013 or email@example.com.