Prince George’s County community calendar, Feb. 21 to 27, 2013

February 21, 2013
Thursday, Feb. 21

Hillcrest Heights computer class, create and learn how to use a Yahoo e-mail account. 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, through March 21, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

“Warriors Don’t Cry,” a play about the Little Rock Nine. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710.

Largo children’s storytime, 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.

History of Racism, Frances Cress Welsing, psychiatrist and author of “The Isis Papers,” leads a discussion about the history of racism and whether it still exists today. 1-3 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0965.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society, habitats include open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 3 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Ballew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

Red Tails,” watch the 2012 film about the Tuskegee Airman, the first African American pilots to fly for the U.S. military. 7-10 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.

Friday, Feb. 22

“Going Home to a Place We Have Never Been,” a Black History Month exhibit highlights notable African Americans and historic milestones. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.

Winter farm market, an indoor market to shop late-season produce grown at the ecosystem farm. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2113.

African dance, storytelling and drums, traditional tribal tales and more. 5 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

Black history step show, performances by step teams from local schools, churches and community organizations. 7-9 p.m., Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. $6, residents $5. 301-292-9191.

Glamour night, for girls ages 13-17, a makeup party. 7-10 p.m., Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr, Clinton. 301-297-4648.

Xtreme Teens/Pre-teens: Just Dance 3, for ages 10-17, a dance game between teams. 7-10 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. Free with M-NCPPC Youth ID. 301-864-0756.

A Streetcar Named Desire,” the Tantallon Company stages Tennessee Williams’s classic play about an aging beauty with a secret who visits her sister and her working-class husband in New Orleans. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 3, Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $15, seniors and students $10, opening night, two tickets for $7.50. 301-203-6070.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Tax preparation help, for county residents with basic income tax returns and maximum household incomes of $51,000. Bring W2 forms, Social Security statements 1099 forms and other relevant 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.

African Americans in the War of 1812, a discussion and presentation about the role African Americans played in the war and the Battle of Bladensburg. 10 a.m.-noon, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-779-0371.

College Parks arts drop-in, local artists Aaron Springer and Ann Potter lead fun art workshops for ages 3-8 with their parents. 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013 or www.cpae.org.

Live animal show, for age 2 and older, meet reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. 301-699-2456.

African American history, an interactive workshop about African Americans in Prince George’s County after World War II, with historical artifacts. 11 a.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Laurel nature hike, for ages 5-7, watch for springtime animals and look for plants; bring binoculars. 2-3:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Owl Prowl, for age 10 and older, a guided hike to look for and listen to them. 5:30-7 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

5-on-5 basketball, for ages 13-17, play half-court games. 7-10 p.m., Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-292-9191.

Fear Factor, for ages 10-17, a test of nerves and physical abilities. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free with M-NCPPC Youth ID. 301-864-1611.

Sunday, Feb. 24

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.

The Plummers’ Kitchen, demonstrations of early- to-mid-19th century African American cooking, with the Riversdale Kitchen Guild, fee includes a house tour. Noon-3:30 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. $3, seniors $2, ages 5-18 $1, age 4 and younger, free.

Blacks in Flight, College Park Aviation Museum staff and Herbert Jones, a graduate of the legendary Tuskegee School of Aviation, discuss African American aviators in history. 2-5 p.m., Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-248-4404.

Monday, Feb. 25

Hyattsville children’s storytime, a librarian reads a book for ages 9-23 months 10:15 a.m., ages 2-3 at 11 a.m. Mondays, Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Bowie-Crofton camera club meeting, David Muse discusses his newest book, “Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.” 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Mount Oak Road and Route 301, Bowie. Free. 301-604-7772 or www.b-ccc.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Toddler nature program, for ages 3-4, learn about owls through stories, songs, and crafts. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Clinton teen game night, for ages 12-17, play board games. 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd. Free. 301-868-9200.

Black history lecture, historian C.R. Gibbs leads a presentation titled “The African Presence: Around the World, Past & Present.” 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

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.

Knitting and crocheting workshop, for all age and skill levels 13 and older. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

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. Wednesdays, New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free, by appointment only. 301-422-6180.

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

Tiny tots nature and music, for ages 18 months to 3, learn about wildlife at the refuge through songs and rhyming. 10:30-11:15 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887.

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

Girls reading program, for girls ages 8-12, practice reading skills with games and other activities. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Boys reading program, for boys ages 8-12, practice reading skills with games and other activities. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Where Literacy Begins, a four-session child development workshop covers baby basics, early language skills, pre-reading skills and baby music. Co-sponsored by Prince George’s Community College and WETA Television. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 20, Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $20, advance registration required. 301-386-7545.

Beltsville Garden Club meeting, self-employed gardener Janet Koles discusses how plants get their names. Bring a plant or plant-related material for the club’s door prize table. 7:30 p.m., James E. Duckworth School, cafeteria, 11201 Evan Trail, Beltsville. 301-509-7629 or www.beltsvillegardenclub.org.

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