Prince George’s County community calendar, Aug. 22 to 28, 2013

August 21, 2013
Thursday, Aug. 22

Senior summer soiree, dance to oldies but goodies. 2-5 p.m., Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-248-4404.

Nonprofit workshop, learn how to start a nonprofit organization. Hosted by the People for Change Coalition Inc.
6:30-9 p.m., Largo Community Church, Banquet room, 1701 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. Free, RSVP required. 301-808-1492. http://pfccoalition.org/.

Friday, Aug. 23

Splash Down water park trip, for age 11 and older, travel to Manassas for fun at the water park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Upper Marlboro Community Center, 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd., Upper Marlboro. $14.95, registration required. 301-627-2828.

Public safety appreciation luncheon, to honor those who help make Bowie a safe place to work and live. Sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and the Bowie Public Safety Committee. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, 1525 Pointer Ridge Pl., Bowie. $40; active-duty public safety officials, $25. Reservations required. 301-262-0920 or www.bowiechamber.org.

Family game night, karaoke, board games, Geo-motion and a watermelon snack. 7-9 p.m., Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1500.

Baysox War of 1812 night, dress in period gear and meet representatives from the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area. Watch the Baysox take on the New Britain Rock Cats, followed by fireworks show. 7:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $7-$15. 301-653-6139.

Saturday, Aug. 24

St. Joseph flea market, shop over 60 vendors selling new, used and commercial items. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2020 Saint Josephs Dr., Largo. 301-390-7150.

Community shredding event, bring paper documents for secure shredding. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5508 Arapahoe Dr., Forest Heights. Free. 301-839-1030.

Horse show, riders from Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services will showcase basic commands, independent trotting and dressage patterns. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7900.

Create an e-mail workshop, learn to utilize special e-mail features. 9:15 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free, registration required. 301-817-3750.

Microsoft Word workshop, learn how to use the word processing software. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free, registration required. 301-772-5477.

Community partner expo, meet representatives from state and local agencies; health screenings, school supply giveaway, moon bounce and more. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Charles Carroll Middle School, 6130 Lamont Dr., New Carrollton. Free. 443-803-3274 or www.thecollaborativefbcog.com.

Upper Marlboro puppet show, for ages 2-10, meet a live animal and watch a seasonal-themed puppet show. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr. $2, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Wildlife Conservation and Recreation Day, learn about fishing, photography and other opportunities available at the refuge. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Back to school jam, shop community vendors to help prepare for the school year. Noon-4 p.m., Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-749-4160.

Kite-making workshop, learn how to build and decorate a kite. 1 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $8, registration required. 301-864-6029 or aviationmuseum@pgparks.com.

Read to Rover, for ages 5-12, take a favorite book — or choose one from the stacks — to read to a trained therapy dog. 1:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Madden 2014 tournament, for ages 13-17, challenge friends and win prizes. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0897.

Uno tournament, for ages 13-17, challenge your friends and play the old-school game. 7-10 p.m., Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-839-9597.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Laurel bird walk, a guided hike to search for birds in their habitats. Field guides and binoculars recommended. 8:15-10:15 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Herp search, a park ranger leads a hunt for reptiles and amphibians; waterproof footwear recommended. 1-2:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Night hike, for age 5 and older, a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals. 7:15-8:45 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Movies on the Potomac, an outdoor screening of “Thunderstruck.” 7:50 p.m., National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. Free. 877-628-5427.

Monday, Aug. 26

AARP defensive driving course, for age 50 and older, learn how to avoid driving hazards and qualify for insurance premium discounts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Registration required. 301-775-7039.

Family game night, bring your own or play one of the library’s board games. 7 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Senior safety course, for age 60 and older, officers from the Prince George’s County police department lead a presentation about personal and financial safety, how to recognize health issues, and more. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Henna tattoos, for age 13 and older, learn the origins and meanings of the traditional body art technique and receive a personalized design. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. $3, first come, first served. 301-864-1611.

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Williamsburg outlets trip, for age 60 and older, take a bus to shop more than 135 outlet stores, then lunch on your own. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $30, nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $36. Registration required. 301-408-4343.

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

Nature tots: flutter friends, for ages 3-4, learn about butterflies through songs, crafts and stories. 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.

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

Hands-on grant writing workshop, hosted by People for Change Coalition. 6:30-9 p.m., MOVE Training Center, 1450 Mercantile Lane, Suite 157, Largo. $35, registration required. 301-808-1492.

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

Baysox for a Buck, watch the minor league team take on the Binghamton Mets. 7:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. General admission $1, box seats, $6. Must print voucher and redeem at box office. 301-653-6139. www.baysox.com.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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