Prince George’s County community calendar, Jan. 16-22, 2014

January 15, 2014
Thursday, Jan. 16

“Carnival!” M embers of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance display their works. Through March 8, Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. Free. 301-699-1148 or www.hcaaonline.org.

Digital breast 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.

Largo story time, ages 2-3, 10:15 a.m., ages 3-5 ,11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane. Free. 301-336-4044.

Senior counseling, a licensed therapist will provide free counseling for age 55 and older. Sponsored by a grant from the Community Outreach Committee of the City of Bowie. Through May 2014, Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr. Free, appointment required. Susan DeNardo, 202-256-3336 or sddenardo@aol.com.

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

E-mail basics workshop, create a free Gmail account and learn how to use its features. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Bowie story time, ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m., 12 months and younger, 11:30 a.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

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

Greenbelt story time, ages 2-5, stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays. 10:30 a.m. weekly, Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

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

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

Family game night, bring your own or play one of the library’s board games. 5 p.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

Mis Quince Anos open house and expo, for girls ages 14-15 and their families, learn about the 10-week prep program for the spring event. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508 or www.pgparks.com.

Internet basics, a beginner’s class to learn Internet skills and terminology. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

Mental health workshop, staff from the Prince George’s County Mental Health Court explain how the court works within the county’s correctional system and the benefits and resources available to inmates. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-9 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free, reservations required. 301-429-0970 or www.namipgcmd.org.

Prince George’s schools community meeting, share ideas and learn about future school improvements, renovations and construction. 7 p.m., Crossland High School, 6901 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills. Free. 301-952-6001 or communications@pgcps.org.

Friday, Jan. 17

“From Laurel to Japan: A Founder’s Story,” t he Laurel Historical Society presents the story of Horace Capron, who helped build Laurel’s early cotton mills and later became a Union general during the Civil War and head of the Agriculture Department. 10-11 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd. Free. 301-206-3350.

Photography and book club, join photo club and share best shots. Book club participants can discuss “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid” by Jessica Alexander. 7:30-9 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

Saturday, Jan. 18

How to search online, a beginner’s class on basic terms, search strategies, evaluating Web sites and using library databases. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free, registration required. 301-772-5477.

Résumé workshop, bring a flash drive to save your work. 10:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

English-Spanish story time, 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.

Sports injury clinic, learn about concussions and other sports related injuries. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., City of Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Dr., Bowie. Free, registration required. 301-809-2388.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) will be the guest speaker at this program honoring the life of the civil rights leader, with live performances. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., William Paca Elementary School, 7801 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Leslie Nelson, 301-952-4729 or registration: www.eventbrite.com.

Crochet and knitting literacy, an instructor leads an adult class on basic techniques. Noon, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Martin Luther King Jr. program, hosted by the City of Bowie, features artwork from local students who have been selected as finalists in the city’s Martin Luther King art contest. Noon, Bowie City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Rd. Free. 301-809-3032.

Hyattsville HIV testing, no needles; results in 20 minutes. 1-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd. Free. 301-927-6133.

Forest walk, age 5 and older, a naturalist leads an outdoor walk to learn about local trees and look and listen for wildlife. 1-2 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.

Read to Rover program, 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.

Lego mania, ages 6-9, enjoy stories while playing with Legos. 2:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Meet the author, Tess Taylor discusses her book “The Forage House,” in which she explores her family’s history as slave owners and descendants of slaves. 3 p.m., Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308.

Hyattsville book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about Josephine Tey’s “The Daughter of Time.” 3 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Nature detective program, age 6 and older, learn about owls and what they eat by piecing together a skeleton from inside an owl pellet. Then take an outdoor hike to listen for the birds. 3-5 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3 per person or $10 per family. Reservations required. 410-741-9330.

Owl prowl, a guided hike to look for and listen to owls in their natural habitats; learn about their biology, diet and digestion. 5-8 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Go Go fitness, age 18 and older, a high-intensity dance workout to go-go music. Saturdays and Tuesdays 7-8 p.m., Glenarden Community Center, 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden. $25 for six-week session or $5 drop-in. 301-772-3151.

Country music and dance, with Karen Collins & the Backroads Band and Patsy’s Honky Tonk Torch & Twang; a free dance lesson during the first band break. 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 217, 9218 Baltimore Ave., College Park. $10. 301-441-2783.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Laurel bird walk, a guided walk to search bird 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.

Yoga for the soul, for beginners, bring a mat. 10-11 a.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Quarter auction, the American Legion Auxiliary hosts this event with prizes and more. 2 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. Paddles: $3 each or 2 for $5. 301-725-2302 or laurelpost60.org.

Owl prowl, age 10 and older, a guided hike to look and listen for owls. 4:45-6:15 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Monday, Jan. 20

Hyattsville story time, for children and caregivers. Mondays: ages 9-23 months, 10:15 a.m.; ages 2-3, 11 a.m. Wednesdays: ages 3-5 10:30 a.m., evening story time ages 3-6, 7:30 p.m. , Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Stories with Ranger Steph, meet at the Visitor Barn and practice counting the animals at the farm. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Martin Luther King community observance, an educational workshop featuring breakfast pastries, lunch, and prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville. Free, registration required. 301-927-0300.

Camera club meeting, Scott Musson gives a presentation about black light photography at this Bowie-Crofton camera club meeting. 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.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 21

New Carrollton story time, for children with caregivers. Tuesdays: ages 18-35 months, 11 a.m. ; ages 3-7, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: ages 2-3, 10:15 a.m. Thursdays: ages 18-35 months, 11 a.m., ages 3-5, 10:15 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Kids kaboose, 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., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3089.

Senior wellness fair, discuss topics such as weight loss and brain and heart health, and participate in light exercises. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-262-6200.

Temple Hills story time, ages 3-5, stories, musical activities, finger plays and more. 10:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

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

Senior magic show, members of the Magic Club perform. 12:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-262-6200.

Boys read, for grades 3 and 4, share a favorite book and practice reading skills with games and other activities. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

E-readers drop in assistance, for those with a Kindle, iPad or other device, learn how to download books, music and more. 4 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

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.

Black literature book talk, discuss Mary Monroe’s “The Upper Room.” 6:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

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

The Orphan Master’s Son,” a librarian leads a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Adam Johnson. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Downloading library e-books, a how-to session. 7 p.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free, registration required. 301-336-4044.

Family story time, stories, songs, finger plays, and more for the entire family. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

Laurel theater auditions, for “You Can’t Take It With You,” a three-act comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Bring head shots and a résumé; come prepared for cold readings from the script. 7 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Free. 301-617-9906.

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

Great Decisions 2014, a lecture on defense technology. 7:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Party with a Purpose cupcake social, last day to RSVP for the Jan. 25th seminar for females ages 11-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or caregiver. Hosted by A LEGACY Left Behind, the event also features creative arts therapy sessions and self-enrichment workshops. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-938-5752, www.allb2014kickoff.eventbrite.com or info@alegacyleftbehind.org.

Swelling and Lymphedema support group, noon-1:30 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, North building fifth floor, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free, registration required. 301-324-4968.

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

Mad Science, 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.

Super fantastic Lego fun time, ages 6-12, 4:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

Learn a language program, find out how to use the computer to learn a language. 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free, registration requested. 301-839-2400.

Prince George’s schools community meeting, share ideas and learn about future school improvements, renovations and construction. 7 p.m., Largo High School, 505 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-6001 or communications@pgcps.org.

Tai chi, a certified instructor leads this class to strengthen mind and body. Intermediate, 7 p.m.; beginners 7:30 p.m., Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. $5. 301-449-4308.

Beltsville Garden Club program, Bill Koppes leads a presentation, “Battling Nature With Nature,” on natural products that replace synthetic chemicals in pest management. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., James E. Duckworth School, multipurpose room, 11201 Evan Trail, Beltsville. Free. 301-890-4733 or www.beltsvillegardenclub.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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