Prince George’s County community calendar, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014

Thursday, Aug. 28

Temple Hills Microsoft Word workshop, a beginner’s class to learn how to create and save documents and insert pictures, graphics and more. 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

District Heights story time, for ages 2-3. 10:30 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Laurel duck stories, listen to a story about ducks and then learn more about nature through puppets and crafts. 10:30-11:15 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required; donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Seat Pleasant foreclosure clinic, Housing Counseling Services Inc. provides foreclosure prevention services to Maryland homeowners. 3 p.m., Faith Temple No. 2, 211 Maryland Park Dr., Seat Pleasant. Free; appointments requested. 202-667-7715 or info@housingetc.org.

New Carrollton drop-in computer help, learn how to use the Internet and other basic computer skills. 4-5 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday, New Carrollton Library, Computer lab, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Temple Hills Lego playtime, for ages 6-10, play with Legos and read stories. 4 p.m. Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Laurel bipolar support group, for people suffering from the mental illness, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6-7:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. Connie Houchens at 410-867-7927.

Bowie ballroom dance, a beginner’s dance lesson followed by performance. 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. $10. 410-370-8438 or dave@dancin-dave.com.

Fort Washington preschool open house, for ages 3-5 with parents, meet and greet staff, tour classrooms and play area, learn about curriculum. 7-8 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

Friday, Aug. 29

Forest Heights farmers market, shop a variety of fresh produce from local farmers. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Mark AME Church, 5427 Indian Head Hwy., Forest Heights. 301-839-1030.

College Park depression and bipolar support group, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance hosts this community support group, followed by light dinner and a movie. 5:30-8:30 p.m., On Our Own of Prince George’s County, 10007 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free; reservation required. 877-794-7337.

Chillum bingo for candy, for ages 10-17, play a classic game and win candy prizes. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

Hyattsville relay races, for ages 10-17, bring or join a team and compete. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Beltsville indoor hockey, for age 10-17, all skill levels. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Bladensburg name that tune, for ages 10-17, listen to music and try to guess the song’s title. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

Beltsville tennis under the stars, for ages 10-17, play against peers. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Branch Avenue in Bloom farmers market, shop fresh fruit, meat and other produce by local growers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Iverson Mall, parking lot, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. Lamar Weaver at 301-702-2250, www.facebook.com/branchavenueinbloom or lweaver1@umd.edu .

North College Park farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., REI-College Park, parking lot, 9801 Rhode Island Ave. 240-888-6972.

Glenarden introduction to Gmail, create an e-mail account and learn how to use its features. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free. 301-772-5477.

Hyattsville English-Spanish story time, for ages 3-6 with caregiver, children’s books are read in English and Spanish. 11 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

College Park working recovery workshop, for job seekers, discuss temp agencies, participate in mock interviews and focus on other skills to help find employment. Noon-3 p.m., On Our Own of Prince George’s County, 10007 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free; registration required. 301-699-8939 or gmcelfat@gmail.com .

Temple Hills crochet and knitting literacy, bring your own materials and learn how to knit or practice skills. 12:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

Intro to Microsoft Excel, learn how to format cells, sort, use headers and footers, and print Excel worksheets. 2 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

Oxon Cove Park bingo, for ages 5-12, take a guided walk around Oxon Cove Park to fill in a bingo card. 2-3 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Landover end-of-summer skate jam, for ages 10-17, enjoy pizza and roller-skating. 6-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. $5. 301-341-3749.

Beltsville ice cream social, for ages 10-17, choose toppings and create a sundae. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. $1. 301-937-6621.

Tailgate party, for ages 10-17, come dressed in favorite sports gear and participate in games and activities with food and prizes. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

Sunday, Aug. 31

Bowie farmers market, shop locally grown produce, flowers, plants, breads and jams. 8 a.m.-noon, Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, parking lot , 15200 Annapolis Rd. 301-809-3078 or www.cityofbowie.org.

Hike the Paw Paw Trail, for age 6 and older, a guided hike to identify Paw Paw trees and learn about the relationship between our Founding Fathers and the tree’s native fruit. 10-11:30 a.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; registration required. 301-888-1410.

Upper Marlboro end-of-summer critters chat, a naturalist discusses Maryland snake species; meet live animals. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

National Harbor Movies on the Potomac, watch Sean Connery star as James Bond in the 1967 film “You Only Live Twice .” Outdoors on the big screen. 6 p.m., National Harbor, 150 National Plaza. Free. 877-628-5427.

Monday, Sept. 1

Hyattsville story time, for ages 9-23 months, 10:15 a.m.; ages 2-3, 11 a.m. Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Accokeek Lego club, for ages 5-10, build Lego creations based on a theme. 4 p.m. Mondays, Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. 301-292-2880.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Upper Marlboro story time, for ages 3-5, enjoy books, songs, crafts and finger plays. 11:15 a.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St. Free. 301-627-9330.

Oxon Hill boys reading club, for boys in grades 3-4, discuss favorite books and practice reading with games and other activities. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Capitol Heights How to Start a Business, People for Change Coalition hosts a workshop to teach entrepreneur skills such as accounting, technology and other checklist items. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Everlasting Life, 9185 Central Ave., Capitol Heights. Free; registration required. 301-772-1552 or www.pfccoalition.org .

Glenarden youth story time, for ages 2-7, drop in for stories, musical activities, finger plays. 6:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free. 301-772-5477.

New Carrollton computer class, learn basic skills and terminology. 6:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

Laurel knitting and crocheting, for age 13 and older of all skill levels. Bring materials and join the circle. 7 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Beltsville pajama story time, for ages 3-5, wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to enjoy stories, songs and other activities. 7 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

District Heights chess club, for all ages, Eagle Chess Academy leads this program to teach the game or improve your skills. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

STEAM program, learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math through games and activities. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free; registration required. 301-850-0475.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Bowie teen safety and self-defense workshop, for ages 13-18, Bowie Police Department leads this class on personal safety tips and ways to protect from bullying and rape. 3:15 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Temple Hills Mad Science, for ages 6-11, conduct hands-on science experiments using basic scientific principles. 4 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Glenarden Lego fun time, ages 6-12, build creations using Legos. 4:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free. 301-772-5477.

Facebook: Getting started, learn how to use the social networking tool to connect with friends, share photos and more. 6 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

New Carrollton Genealogical Society meeting, Chuck Mason leads a presentation, “State censuses: What can they tell us?” at the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society meeting. Light refreshments served. 7 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free. 301-345-7437 or www.pgcpgs.org .

New Carrollton English conversation club, practice speaking English with others. 7:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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