Prince George’s County community calendar, June 27-July 3, 2013

June 26, 2013
Thursday, June 27

St. Joseph Flea Market, shop new, used and commercial items. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2020 Saint Josephs Dr., Largo.

Mrs. Rumney’s Housewifery School, for ages 7-13, learn the skills of an 18th-century housekeeper including laundry, sewing, proper dress, deportment and dance. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. $20 per child; reservations required, Lunch included. 301-809-3089, www.cityofbowie.org/calendar or museumevents@cityofbowie.org.

Frank & Gail’s Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 378 Main St., Laurel. Laurie, 301-483-0838 or blitzlmb223@aol.com.

Microsoft Word workshop, a beginner’s course on using the features in Microsoft Word 2010. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

USDA farmers market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 5601 Sunnyside Ave., Parking Lot B, Beltsville. Carletha McGriss, 301-504-1776.

Nature tots program, for ages 3-4, an interactive program to learn how nature’s dads protect and care for their babies; 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. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Civil War rail system, archivist David Pfeiffer discusses records relating to the U.S. military railroad during the Civil War. 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park. Free, driver’s license or other photo ID required for admission. 301-837-2100.

Riverdale Park farmers market, fresh meat and produce from local growers. 3-7 p.m., through Nov. 21, MARC station parking lot (Queensbury Road). Jim Coleman, 301-586-5973 or www.rpfarmersmarket.org.

Seat Pleasant farmers market, 4-7 p.m., through Oct. 3, 6001 Addison Road at Eads Street, Seat Pleasant. 301-324-2470 or www.pgparks.com.

Town hall meeting, for District 1 residents. 7-9 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. 301-206-3355.

Thanksgiving in June, watch the Baysox take on the Harrisburg Senators and enjoy Turkey Day-themed concessions and activities. Bring a canned food donation. 7:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $7-$15. 301-653-6139.

Captain America,” watch the action movie outdoors on a big screen; enjoy popcorn, snow cones and hands-on activities. 8:30 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4; seniors, $3; 18 and under, $2. 301-864-6029.

Friday, June 28

Beach ball volleyball, an indoor game for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Water balloon bash, for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Etiquette workshop, for ages 10-17, learn proper social behavior. 10 p.m.-midnight, Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant. Free. 301-773-8881.

Saturday, June 29

Ocean City day trip, for ages 14-17, take a coach bus to enjoy the beach, boardwalk and more. Bring spending money. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie. $25, registration required. 301-464-1737.

St. Thomas Church farmers market, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Thomas Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. Jeff Colburn, 301-627-8469 or www.stthomascroom.org.

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. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Branch Avenue farmers market, fruit, meat and other produce by local growers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Iverson Mall, parking lot, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. 443-540-3865, www.pgparks.com or jsmithfu@umd.edu.

Veterans’ outreach, information available about federal, state and local programs, plus a job fair, vendors and services. Sponsored by the Gospel Union Church of Christ, the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation and the Town of Indian Head. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Village Green Park and Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head. Free. 240-375-4061.

Insect exploration, for ages 5-13, a guided hike to learn about the life of insects including their life cycles and habitats. 10-11:30 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Master gardeners workshop, for ages 6-12, learn about the water cycle and how to make simple terrariums. 11 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

Southern Regional Complex opening, celebrate the opening of the new, state-of-the-art facility for technology, science, performing arts and physical fitness. Tour the facility and watch demonstrations. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-749-4160.

Bicycle inspections, get the family’s bikes inspected for summer rides; free bike helmet fitting. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., A&M Cycle, 13002 9th St., Bowie. Free. 301-262-4343.

Herp search, a park ranger leads a hunt for reptiles and amphibians; waterproof footwear recommended. 1-2:30 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.

Intro to wood burning, for ages 12-17, learn the etching technique of creating a wooden plaque using a wood-burning tool. 1:30-3 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free, registration required. 301-853-2005.

A Proper Tea, learn how to set a proper tea table, discuss etiquette and finger food recipes. Enjoy teas and scones. 2 p.m., Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. $20, registration required. 301-464-5291.

Master gardeners workshop, for ages 6-12, learn how to make simple terrariums. 2 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

Tree identification workshop, a guided hike to learn the importance of tree biodiversity and how to identify winter trees. 2-3 p.m., Rosaryville State Park, 7805 West Marlton Ave., Upper Marlboro. $3 per car. 301-888-1377.

Building Up Brothers and Sisters, for ages 10-17, learn the importance of a positive attitude and pointing out the positive qualities in others. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Peek-a-boo flashlight tag, for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.

Owl prowl, a guided hike to learn about and observe owls in their natural habitats. 8:30-10 p.m., Cedarville State Forest, 10201 Bee Oak Rd., Brandywine. $3 per vehicle. 301-888-1410 or 800-784-5380.

Sunday, June 30

College Park farmers market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 17, College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd. Michael Stiefvater, 240-487-3543, Phil Miller, 301-399-5485 or www.pgparks.com.

Weed warriors program, help remove invasive plants at the park. 11 a.m.-noon, Cedarville State Forest, 10201 Bee Oak Rd., Brandywine. $3 per vehicle. 301-888-1410 or 800-784-5380.

Animal meet and greet, get up close and personal with the critters that live at the Frank Oslislo Visitor Center. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Dancing With the Stars Night, watch the Baysox take on the Harrisburg Senators and meet soap opera star and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kelly Monaco. 2:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $7-$15. 301-653-6139.

Monday, July 1

An Annapolitian’s Portrait of the Past and Present a boat ride and lecture with newspaper columnist Diane Rey, who will discuss the Annapolis newspaper business from the 18th century to today. 6:30 p.m., Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise St. $42, seniors $40. Registration required.

Botany study group, learn about major plant families, botany terminology, and identification skills using the book “Botany in a Day,” by Thomas J. Elpel. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $95, registration required. 301-763-4600.

College Park game night, bring your favorite game or play one at the library. 7-9 p.m. College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-817-3750 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.org.

Crochet and knitting basics, for age 13 and older, bring your own materials and learn how to knit. 7 p.m. Mondays, Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton.

Tie dye and floor hockey, for ages 12-17, make a tie-dye T-shirt, then play a competitive game against friends. 10 p.m.-midnight, Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Tuesday, July 2

Farm animal care program, learn a farmer’s daily routine including hoof trimming, hair/coat management, training, and preventive treatments. 2-3 p.m., Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-249-7077.

Terrific Tuesdays movie night, take a ride on the train and carousel, play mini golf and then watch a movie outdoors on the big screen at 8:45 p.m. The featured film is “Rise of the Guardians.” The scheduled film July 16 is “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” and on July 30, “Here Comes the Boom.” 5:30 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Movies free. Rides $5. 301-699-2456.

Planning board public hearing, to discuss proposed development plans for the Southern Green Line stations in the county. 7 p.m., Prince George’s County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free, must register in advance to testify. 301-350-970.

Video production workshop, for ages 12-17, learn how to create music video clips and then play games. 10 p.m.-midnight, Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Wednesday, July 3

Freedom farmers market, shop fresh fruits and vegetables from local vendors. 2-7 p.m., 10905 Livingston Road, Fort Washington.Amina Jones-Law, 301-203-0619 or www.pgparks.com.

Nature crafts, for ages 2-10, meet a live animal, enjoy stories and crafts. 2-3 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Oxon Hill crochet class, for teens and adults, learn the basics. 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Fashion design workshop, learn skills to design clothes, then play a game of tennis. 10 p.m.-midnight, Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278 or www.pgxtremeteens.com .

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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