Prince George’s County community calendar, April 4 to 11, 2013

April 4, 2013
Thursday, April 4

Temple Hills computer class, learn how to use a mouse and keyboard and work with Windows. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Farmer training program, learn about recent changes and the addition of new federal nutrition programs that can be accepted at farmers markets. This training is mandatory for farmers who sell in Maryland and the District and who want to accept checks from participants at authorized farmers markets. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Accokeek Foundation, Education building, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free, registration required. 301-283-2113 or accokeekfoundation.org.

Largo children’s story time, a librarian reads a book for ages 2-3 at 10:15 a.m., ages 3-5 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane. Free. 301-336-4044.

District Heights story time, for ages 2-5 with caregivers. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Friday, April 5

College Park Needle Arts Society, 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.

Community police meeting, officers discuss recruitment and how to become a police officer. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. Free. 301-441-2647.

Egg decorating contest, for ages 10-17, create a unique design and submit it to the judges for prizes. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Laurel open gym, for ages 10-17, activities include line dancing, hip hop and more. 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

Letters to veterans, for ages 10-17, write thank you letters to those who have served in the military. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Workplace readiness series, for ages 10-17, learn how to be prepared for your dream job — and land it. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.

Saturday, April 6

Income tax preparation, for county residents with basic returns and maximum household incomes of $51,000. Bring W2 forms, Social Security statements and related documents, receive free electronic filing of state and federal returns. Sponsored by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. By appointment only 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-583-5254 or academic.pgcc.edu/cfc.

Jug Bay bird walk, for age 12 and over, learn how to identify birds at the sanctuary by sight and sound. 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Free with paid admission: $5; seniors and age 17 and under, $3. Registration required. 410-741-9330.

Accokeek consignment sale, shop for gently used children’s clothing and toys. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ Church Parish, 600 Farmington Rd., Accokeek. Kelly Green at 301-292-5633 or kmc00@hotmail.com.

Beginner’s computer course, learn how to navigate Web sites using a mouse and keyboard. 9:15 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free, registration required. 301-839-2400.

Computer software class, learn how to use Microsoft Word 2007. 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, through April 13, Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free, registration required. 301-868-9200.

African American history symposium, featured guest speakers discuss empowerment of the black community, with tours and workshops. Sponsored by the City of Bowie and the Prince George’s County History Consortium. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. $40, registration required. Mary Jurkiewicz at 301-377-7818, mary.jurkiewicz@pgparks.com or Pam Williams at 301-809-3089, pwilliams@cityofbowie.org .

Community camp fair, learn about local summer camps and programs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., City of Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3089.

Young Historians program, for ages 9-15, a hands-on history program to learn about the 19th century through field trips, demonstrations, book readings, debates and more. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, Battle of Bladensburg Visitors Center, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free, registration required. 301-779-0371.

Blacktop basketball league, a 3-on-3 outdoor basketball league for ages 15-17. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. $40 per team. Registration required through Smartlink #1117014. 301-464-3725 or www.pgparks.com.

Paper airplane day derby, build your own and compete for prizes. Noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; age 18 and under, $2. 301-864-6029.

Laurel chess club, learn to play or improve your game. 1 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Read to Rover, for ages 7-10, take a favorite book — or choose one from the stacks — to read to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free, registration required. 301-868-9200.

DC Glassworks open house, enjoy food, beer, glass-blowing demonstrations, and more at the family-friendly open house event. 3:30-8 p.m., DC Glassworks, 5346 46th St., Hyattsville. Free. 301-927-8271 or www.dcglassworks.com.

Xtreme Teens Gender Wars, a battle of the sexes relay race for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.

Beltsville dessert time, for ages 10-17, make Rice Krispy treats with friends. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-6613.

Laurel karaoke, a showcase for the Rising Stars Teen Vocal contest. 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

Poetry open mike, for ages 10-17, a showcase for your best rhyme. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Résuméworkshop, for ages 10-17, learn how to create a résuméand prepare for summer job interviews. 7-10 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Sunday, April 7

Laurel bingo, prizes include Coach purses. Doors open at noon, games start at 2 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. $20 with advance reservation, $25 at door. Josie Lohman at 301-776-8309 or jja101@verizon.net.

Celebration of spring, Kitchen Guild members make 19th-century recipes using produce from the garden and orchard and tell children’s tales. Noon-3:30 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

Sensory trail hike, for all ages, smell flowers, listen for birds and frogs, touch fuzzy flowers and explore the outdoors. 2-3:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Amphibians hike, for age 5 and older with adult, a guided hike to look and listen for spring peepers and other species. 3-5 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Free with paid admission: $5; seniors and age 17 and under, $3. Reservations required. 410-741-9330.

Women’s basketball party, celebrate March Madness with a basketball competition for girls ages 10-17. Prizes awarded in age categories. 5-10 p.m., Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant. $5, registration required. 301-773-8881.

Monday, April 8

Children’s book discussion, for ages 7-12. 3 p.m. Mondays, Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. 301-868-9200.

Teen résuméworkshop, for ages 16-18, create a résuméusing Microsoft Word 2010 templates. 4 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Beltsville poetry contest, readings from poems submitted in the annual contest; winners will be announced and prizes awarded. 7 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-0294.

College Park game night, bring your favorite game or play one at the library. 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Spauldings Library, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Spanish conversation club, practice speaking Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. 7:30 p.m. Mondays through June 24, Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Tuesday, April 9

Brandywine gardening workshop, learn how to care for houseplants. Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1152.

AARP Tax Aid, trained and IRS-certified volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aid program perform free tax filing for low-income and senior taxpayers. Bring a copy of last year’s tax return, all W2 forms and 1099 income documents. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free, appointments welcome. 301-868-9200.

Anacostia Hours fundraiser, shop the general store; 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. Nick Williams at 301-277-5318 or 443-722-0528, www.anacostiahours.org or nwilliams550@gmail.com.

Oxon Hill book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about Elizabeth Buchan’s novel “Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.” 2 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Afternoon tea and books, discuss Deborah Rodriguez’s and Kristin Ohlson’s “Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil.” 2:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Girls reading club, for girls in grades 3-5, share your favorite or recently read book; games and other activities. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

African history and culture series, Carter Ward presents “Defeating the Enemy Within: Black Self-Oppression, A Workshop.” 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800 or www.pgcmls.info.

District Heights chess club, learn how to play or practice skills. Sponsored by Eagle Chess Academy. 7 p.m. Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Homework help, for students in grades 3-7. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays during the school year, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 240-461-5330 or stjohnsbroadcreek.org.

Largo poetry open mic, share a favorite poem. 7 p.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane. Free. 301-336-4044.

Teen knitting club, for age 13 and older, learn or help others. 7 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Writer’s Group, a biweekly meeting to get help with writing assignments or brainstorm ideas. 7-9 p.m. College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

American Redstart lesson, learn all about the American Redstart warbler and other details discovered during field research study at Patuxent Research Refuge. Hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society and the Patuxent Bird Club. 7:30 p.m., College Park Airport Annex, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Free. 301-262-5148.

English speaking club, practice speaking English with people from diverse backgrounds. 7:30 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Lego at the library, for ages 8-12, build Lego creations and hear about fun books. 7:30 p.m. Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Wednesday, April 10

Homeschooler’s science trip, take a trip to the National Zoo for a behind-the-scenes tour, feed animals, and meet a zoo dietician. Bring a bagged lunch and water. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $15; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $18. Registration required by April 4. 301-699-2456.

Frogs and friends, for ages 2-5, learn about and meet live amphibians from Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. 10-11 a.m., South County Branch Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925.

New Carrollton tax assistance, certified professionals from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will help prepare taxes for low-income and senior residents. Bring last year’s return, all W2 and 1099 income documents. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free, appointment only. 301-422-6180.

College Park story time, for ages 18 months to 4. 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Laurel story time, a librarian reads fun stories. Age 12 months and under 10:30 a.m., age 12-23 months 11:15 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Mount Rainier story time, for ages 3-5, stories, songs and other activities. 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-864-8937.

District Heights book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about S.J. Watson’s “Before I Go to Sleep.” 2 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Afterschool skate, for K-6 students, skate with music; snacks available. 3:30-6 p.m., Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. $5, includes skate rental. 301-888-1500.

New Carrollton story time, for age 10 and older, crafts, games, stories and more. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

College Park author talk, Judith Lynne Hanna of the anthropology department at the University of Maryland discusses her book “Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right.” 4:30 p.m., University of Maryland - College Park, McKeldin Library, Baltimore Avenue and Rossborough Lane. Free. Steve Henry at 301-405-9256 or shenry@umd.edu.

Oxon Hill crochet class, for teens and adults, learn basics. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Bowie book discussion, a librarian led talk about Amy Waldman’s “The Submission.” 7:15 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Thursday, April 11

Computer basics, a beginner’s course. 9:15 a.m. Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free, registration required. 301-817-3750.

Internet basics, learn how to search the Internet. 9:30 a.m. Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. 301-630-4900.

Homeschooler’s science program, for ages 5-6, hands-on nature activities, stories, discussions and presentations. Classes meet once a month from 10-11 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $14; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $17. 301-699-2456.

New Carrollton book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about John Grisham’s “The Confession.” 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd.

Nature tots: leaping lily pads, for ages 3-4, discover the world of frogs through stories, songs and an outdoor hike. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Lego fun, for ages 6-9, play with Legos and read stories. 4 p.m. Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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