Prince George’s County community calendar, Jan. 9-15, 2014

January 9
Thursday, Jan. 9

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

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

Beginners’ computer class, learn how to navigate a desktop, use a 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.

Internet basics for adults, 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.

The Last Runaway,” a librarian leads a discussion of Tracy Chevalier’s best-selling novel. 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Opossums, event includes a wildlife story and puppet show about the marsupials. 10-10:45 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Sensory story time, stories, songs and movement for ages 2-6 with autism and other developmental disorders. 10:15 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free, registration required. 301-985-4690.

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

Math placement test preparation workshop, learn the test’s format, test-taking strategies and practice problems. Noon-2 p.m., University of Maryland at College Park, Shoemaker building, Baltimore Avenue and Rossborough Lane, College Park. Registration required. 301-314-7701, www.counseling.umd.edu or kbethea@umd.edu.

Drop-in computer help, learn how to use the Internet and other basic computer skills. 4-5 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, 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.

Computer class, learn basic skills and terminology. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free, registration required. 301-850-0475.

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

Friday, Jan. 10

Facebook 101, create a profile and learn how to use the social networking Web site to connect with friends. Must have valid e-mail account. 10 a.m.-noon, New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free, registration required. 301-459-6900.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Bird count 4 kids, ages 5-14, a guided walk to discover what birds do during the winter. Field guides and binoculars recommended. 8:30 a.m.-1 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.

Bowie blood drive, the Red Cross will collect blood from qualified adults. 8:30 a.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr. Registration requested. 301-262-6200.

Fall prevention community forum, geriatric specialist Stephanie Trifoglio leads this program to learn the causes and how seniors can avoid falls. Sponsored by Hyattsville Aging in Place. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Free. 301-887-3101.

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

New Carrollton book talk, a discussion of Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers.” 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Intro to PowerPoint, learn how to use the software to create slide-show presentations. 10:30 a.m, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

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

How to crochet and knit, for adults, an instructor leads a class on basic techniques. Noon, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

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, reservations required. 301-630-4900.

Family campfire, age 2 and older, roast marshmallows by the outdoor campfire. 1-2:30 p.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. 301-297-4575.

Hyattsville chess/checkers club, learn to play or practice skills. 1 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Bowie “Read to Rover” program, ages 7-10, bring a favorite book — or choose one from the stacks — to read to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free, registration required. 301-262-7000.

Exploring the new world, hike the trails and learn how early European explorers surveyed, explored, mapped and colonized the Americas. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Get connected: Skype, learn how to make Internet-based calls using the software. 2 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Mini bop disco, all ages are invited to dance to disco hits. 2 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013.

Oxon Hill tea party, ages 4-8, enjoy tea, snacks and stories. 2 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Stories of the stars, ages 6-11, make a constellation craft, decorate a star cookie and enjoy starry night stories. 2 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free, registration required. 301-868-9200.

Spaghetti supper, enjoy a dinner of spaghetti, bread, salad, beverage and dessert. 4-6 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Everyone eats. $10 suggested offering. 301-868-1330 or christchurchclinton@verizon.net.

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.

Karaoke night, ages 13-17, showcase your talents onstage. 7-9 p.m., Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. $5; residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, free. 301-839-9597.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Nature tots program, 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. Monday, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Soup and science: blue catfish, scientist Matthew Ogburn presents his research on the non-native blue catfish that have recently been found in the Patuxent River and how they threaten the river’s ecosystems. Noon-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $6, RSVP required. 410-741-9330.

Winter habitat hike, a guided hike to learn about and search for winter animal habitats. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Monday, Jan. 13

Hyattsville story time, for children and caregivers. Mondays: ages 9-23 months at 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.

Wedding open house, meet vendors and tour the Riggs Center as a possible wedding day venue. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Free, RSVP required. riggsinfo@ur.umd.edu.

Genealogy 101 seminar, learn how research family history using online resources at the library. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Microsoft Word basics, learn how to create and save documents in Microsoft Word. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 3, New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free, registration required. 301-459-6900.

Community climate action series, learn about the plan for Bowie’s bikes and trail systems, as well as available public transit opportunities. 7 p.m., Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenill Dr., Bowie. Free. Kristin Larson at 301-809-304 or klarson@cityofbowie.org.

Bowie-Crofton camera club meeting, discuss visual culture and image capturing, and take a photographic journey to various countries and lands. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-604-7772 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. 14

New Carrollton story time, for children with caregivers. Tuesdays: ages 18-35 months at 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.

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.

Oxon Hill book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” 2 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Girls reading program, for girls in grades 3-5, share a favorite book and practice reading with games and other activities. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Parent cafe, 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.

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

Job seeker computer session, a six-part class to learn basic computer skills such as word processing, e-mail and how to search for jobs online. 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free, registration required. 301-459-6900.

Planning board public hearing, learn about and discuss the Southern Green Line Station Area Plan. 7 p.m., Prince George’s County Administration Building, first-floor council hearing room, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free, must register in advance to testify. 301-952-3594 or greenlineplan@ppd.mncppc.org.

Discovering the osprey, learn about the large raptor, also known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, or fish hawk. 7:30 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3089.

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

S.T.E.A.M. night, families are invited to learn about and participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math activities. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free, registration required. 301-850-0475.

Winter community concert, performance by the College Park Youth Choir and Vocetti, followed by reception. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

“An Otter’s Tale,” a hands-on program to learn about the life of an otter and why they love the water. 10-11 a.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.

Farm craft and stories, ages 2-10, a farmer reads “The Winter Cat Story,” followed by cat crafts. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-249-7077.

Boys reading program, ages 9-12, share a favorite book, play games and do 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, build unique structures. 4:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

Melford Village public meeting, learn about and discuss the new conceptual site plan for Melford Village, including retail, office and housing plans submitted by the owners. 7 p.m., Bowie City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2388.

Poetry for Dr. King, write a poem in honor of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

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

Clinton book discussion, a guided talk about “The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. 7:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd. Free. 301-868-9200.

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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