Prince George’s County community calendar, July 3-9, 2014

July 2
Thursday, July 3

New Carrollton computer job search, a three-part series to learn how to use a computer and search for jobs online. 9 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

Fort Washington shoe and sneaker drive, drop off gently used shoes or sneakers to benefit the nonprofit organization Soles 4 Souls. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 8, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

District Heights computer class, a beginner’s computer course to learn how to navigate a desktop, use a mouse and search the Internet. 9:15 a.m. , Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free; registration required. 301-817-3750.

Computer basics, for age 18 and older, learn how to use a keyboard and mouse and work with Microsoft Windows 7. 9:30 a.m., 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.

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

Freedom Riders ,” a screening of Stanley Nelson’s documentary about the young Americans who risked their lives in the struggle for racial justice. 3:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

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. Free. 301-459-6900.

Lego play time, 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.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, members of the Prince George’s Audubon Society and Patuxent Bird Club host this walk through habitats including open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 6 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Ruatan Street and Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

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.

Friday, July 4

Route 1 farmer’s market and bazaar, shop for fresh produce, prepared foods and crafts from local farmers and small businesses. 4-8 p.m. first Fridays. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Admission, free. 301-864-3860 or www.artlivesheremd.wordpress.com .

Saturday, July 5

Jug Bay bird walk, for age 12 and older, learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5; seniors, $3. 410-741-9330.

Branch Avenue in Bloom farmers market, shop for 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 farmer’s market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., REI-College Park, parking lot, 9801 Rhode Island Ave. 240-888-6972.

Computer demo, for beginners, learn how to use a mouse and keyboard and navigate Web sites. 10 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free; registration required. 301-839-2400.

Suitland bog tour, for age 2 and older, tour the hillside magnolia bog. 10 a.m.-noon, Suitland Bog Natural Area, Suitland Road. Free. 301-297-4575.

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.

Bowie bicycle inspections, get the whole family’s bikes inspected for summer rides; free bike helmet fitting. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., A&M Cycle, 13002 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-262-4343.

Temple Hills crochet and knitting literacy, bring 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.

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

Clinton Read to Rover, for ages 7-10, take a favorite book or choose one from the stacks to read for 15 minutes to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. 301-868-9200.

Rap and basketball, for ages 12-17, learn about hip-hop culture and practice free-styling and lyric composition, and then play a game of 5-on-5 basketball. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

Snakes: fact or fiction, debunk the myths about snakes in this educational program. 7-8 p.m., Cedarville State Forest, 10201 Bee Oak Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1410, 800-784-5380.

Sunday, July 6

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

Upper Marlboro meet the animals, meet the center’s animals and learn about wildlife. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Hillcrest Heights gospel celebration, performances by the Southern Gospel Singers, the Committed Sons and soloist Iris Pierce. 3-5 p.m., Holy Family Parish, Allen Drury room, 2210 Callaway St., Hillcrest Heights. $15; age 12 and younger, $5. 301-894-2222 or www.holyfamilyparishmd.org .

Sunday Arts Series, outdoor family-friendly live entertainment. 7:30 p.m., Fairwood Community Park, 12390 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-446-3232.

Monday, July 7

Oxon Hill family buildfest, stories and crafts. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400

Berwyn Heights Club 300, for age 50 and older, walk the park with others. 9:30-11 a.m., Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Ballew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-627-7755.

Bladensburg Max Fitness and skate party, for ages 10-17, get physically and mentally fit with staff from Max Fitness and have fun skating with friends. 10 a.m.-noon, Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

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

Clinton knit and crochet workshop, learn or practice skills. 7 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd. Free. 301-868-9200.

Tuesday, July 8

Oxon Hill Origami workshop, for ages 6-12, practice paper-folding skills. 11 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

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.

Catapult days, learn how to make and operate catapults and other devices. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Glenarden story time, for 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.

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, July 9

Colgate bus, for ages 2-12, free dental screenings. 10:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free with signed permission slip. 301-772-5477.

Lanham stroke education meeting, for stroke survivors and caregivers, share experiences and coping techniques, speakers will provide information about prevention and management. 1-3 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, Professional Office Building, first floor conference room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free; registration required. 301-324-4968.

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.

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

Temple Hills adult Internet class, learn how to search the Internet. 6 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

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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