Prince George’s County community calendar, Feb. 13-19, 2014

February 12, 2014
Thursday, Feb. 13

Lanham digital mammograms, for low-income, uninsured women ages 40-65 who live in Prince George’s County. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free, appointment required. 301-324-4968.

District Heights computer class, beginners learn how to navigate a desktop, use the mouse and keyboard and create an e-mail account. 9:15 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free, registration required. 301-817-3750.

Global beat: percussion workshop for tiny tots, learn about percussion instruments. Recommended for students in grades pre-K through 2. 9:30 a.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $4. 301-277-1710, arts.pgparks.com .

Temple Hills Internet basics, an adult class to learn how to search and use the Internet. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

My Beloved World ,” a librarian leads a discussion of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir. 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Civil rights litigation case files, archivist Tina Ligon discusses recently processed Department of Justice files that relate to the modern civil rights movement and highlight key events in African American history. 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.

Valentine’s story time, for ages 3-5, enjoy special Valentine’s Day stories. 11:15 a.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

Bipolar support group, for those 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, RSVP requested. Connie Houchens at 410-867-7927.

Largo strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, learn to improve planning and how to be strategic. 6-8:30 p.m., People for Change Coalition, 9500 Arena Dr., Largo. $39, registration required. 301-772-1552.

Mitchellville Most Wanted Teen Hip-Hop Summit, for ages 13-21, meet up-and-coming teen hip-hop artists and discuss community awareness and domestic violence issues among teens. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. Free. 301-454-1450.

Bowie crochet and knitting basics, bring your own materials and learn how to knit. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free. 301-850-0475.

Deer management public information meeting, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will hold two public meetings to discuss plans to control the deer population at various sites in the county. Meetings are scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, and Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-627-7755.

Bowie Microsoft PowerPoint, learn how to use the software to create slide-show presentations. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

Friday, Feb. 14

Bowie seniors friendship day/open house, for age 60 and older, enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and learn about programs and activities at the center. 12:30-2 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-262-6200.

Animal amore, a naturalist leads this Valentine’s Day-themed program for age 2 and older to learn about animal courtship and meet live animals. 1-2 p.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2, registration required. 301-297-4575.

Discovery hike, age 4 and older, a guided hike to look at and listen for wildlife. 2 p.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, registration required. 301-218-6760.

Fort Washington youth dance, ages 6-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m., Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-839-9597.

Landover sock hop, for ages 10-17, a Valentine’s Day dance party. 7-10 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

Valentine sock hop, for ages 10-17, wear socks and enjoy a night of fun with friends. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. $5. 301-341-3749.

Valentine treats workshop, for ages 10-17, make homemade cookies, s’mores, Rice Krispie treats. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Glenarden intro to e-mail, create and learn how to manage a Yahoo e-mail account. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free. 301-772-5477.

Laurel Great Backyard Bird Count, a naturalist leads a walk to count bird species at the 17th annual event. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Upper Marlboro nature craft program, for ages 2-10, learn about animals at the center and make a themed craft. 10 a.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, registration required. 301-218-6760.

SAF Day Challenge and Healthy Living Symposium, a Shirley’s Angel Foundation initiative to help raise awareness and fight pancreatic cancer, obesity and diabetes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15 and March 15, Metro Points Hotel, 8500 Annapolis Rd., New Carrollton. Free, registration required. , www.saf4pc.org or saf4pc@gmail.com .

Temple Hills résumé workshop, bring a flash drive and create and save a professional résumé. 10:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Bright Smiles, Bright Future mobile dental, for age 12 and younger with adult guardian, dental screenings and oral health education for children. 11 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

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. Free. 301-985-4690.

Hyattsville HIV testing, No needles; results in 20 minutes. 1-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd. Free. 301-927-0300.

Mount Rainier crochet basics, bring own materials and learn how to crochet. 1 p.m., Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-864-8937.

Genealogy research workshop, learn how to access federal census records and other databases to find ancestors. 2 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Read to Rover program, for ages 6-11, take a favorite book — or choose one from the stacks — to read to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free, registration required. 301-345-5800.

Hyattsville book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about Cheryl Strayer’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast .” 3 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Landover entrepreneur club, for ages 10-17, learn how to write a business proposal, and other business skills. 6-10:30 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. $10, registration required. 301-341-3749.

Upper Marlboro owl prowl, a guided hike to look and listen for owls in their natural habitat; learn about their biology, diet and digestion. 6-9 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

College Park Valentine’s Day dinner, live oldies music from The Holidays band and a homemade Italian dinner with dessert. 6-7:30 p.m., College Park Moose Lodge, 3700 Metzerott Rd., College Park. $20. 301-935-5525.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Laurel tiny tots program, for ages 18-42 months, learn about wildlife through songs and rhyming. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Surviving the cold, learn the ways animals survive through the winter. 1:30-3 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Winter survival, colonial style, an interactive program to learn how the colonists prepared for their first winter in the Americas. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Monday, Feb. 17

Snow tubing bus trip, travel to Ski Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pa., for a day on the slopes. Fee includes transportation, two-hour tubing and continental breakfast. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $65; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $78. Registration required. 301-583-2400.

Oxon Hill stories with Ranger Steph, for toddlers and preschoolers, meet Kitty the Barn Cat and learn the role cats play on the farm through songs and stories. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Landover Black History Month movies, for age 17 and older, watch documentaries and speeches on history of the Civil Rights movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois and Thurgood Marshall. Noon-2 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. 301-583-2400.

Bowie-Crofton camera club meeting, Tuan Pham leads a presentation titled, “Zen Through the Lens — Artistic Personality Revealed,” about visual adventure born out of deep disappointment. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 410-827-3369 or www.b-ccc.org .

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Largo free tax preparation, for county residents with basic income tax returns and maximum household incomes of $52,000. Bring W2’s, Social Security statements, 1099’s and other tax documents and receive free electronic filing of state and federal returns. Sponsored by the college’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Appointments available 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through April 12, Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free, by appointment only. 301-583-5254 or www.pgcc.edu/go/vita.

Bowie kid’s kaboose, for age 12 and younger, stories, tours, a craft and train-spotting (the Amtrak line runs nearby). 10:30 a.m., Bowie Train Station Museum, 8614 Chestnut Ave. Free. 301-809-3089.

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.

Bowie chess club, for all ages, bring your own set and learn to play or improve your game. 6 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

How to invest in real estate, a workshop to learn the skills needed to start investing in real estate. Sponsored by the People for Change Coalition. 6-8:30 p.m., MOVE Training Center, 1450 Mercantile Lane, Suite 157, Largo.Free, registration required. 301-772-1552 or www.pfccoalition.org .

Hyattsville parent café, parents of children age 5 and under are invited to share ideas for programs and services at the library. 6 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Clinton black literature book talk, discuss Victoria Christopher Murray’s “The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil .” 6:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

“What’s in Your Home? Discovering Family History,” a presentation by Robert Hall about African American history and culture. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Gilbert King book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about King’s “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America .” 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Bowie family game night, bring your own or play a board game of the library’s. 7:30 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

Largo grief support group, a general support group for those age 18 and older grieving the death of a loved one. 7:30 p.m., Chesapeake Life Center, 9500 Arena Dr., Suite 240, Largo. Free, registration required. 410-987-2129.

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, Feb. 19

New Carrollton girls reading program, for girls ages 9-12, share a favorite book and play games and other activities. 4 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Temple Hills mad science, for ages 6-11, participate in hands-on, fun experiments using scientific principles. 4 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Brandywine cupcake decoration workshop, for age 10 and older, decorate cupcakes using icing and other toppings. 4:30 p.m., Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free, registration required. 301-888-1152.

Stiletto Fitness by Kimberley James, for age 18 and older, wear heels 3 inches or higher and work out. 6:30-7 p.m., Glenarden Community Center, 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-3151.

New Carrollton “Stamp Out Stigma” campaign, Jackie Petties, registered nurse and manager at ValueOptions Maryland, discusses the behavior health and wellness company’s initiative to remove stigma as a barrier for people seeking mental health care and services. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-8:30 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free, RSVP requested. 301-429-0970 or www.namipgcmd.org .

Clinton book discussion, a guided talk about Ayana Mathis’s “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie .” 7:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd. Free. 301-868-9200.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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