Prince George’s County community calendar, March 28-April 4, 2013

March 27, 2013
Thursday, March 28

Workforce training registration, for Prince George’s County high school juniors and seniors. A summer program to learn how to create a résumé, develop job-readiness, communication skills, use social media and other strategies. Registration ends April 21, Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.

Hillcrest Heights computer class, an introduction to Microsoft Word 2010. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Largo children’s storytime, a librarian reads a book for 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.

Cherry Blossom Festival cruise, for age 60 and older, travel to the District to enjoy lunch, music and cherry blossoms aboard the Odyssey cruise ship. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $62; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $75. Registration required. 301-408-4343.

College Park adult book club, a monthly book club. 7-9 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Friday, March 29

Leave it to Beavers, for ages 5-7, a hands-on nature program to explore the world of beavers. 10-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Vintage radio and TV exhibit, a display of working vintage radios and televisions and related memorabilia. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, National Capital Radio and Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-390-1020 or ncrtv.org.

Discovery hike, age 2 and older, a guided hike to explore the sounds and sights of nature. 2-3 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

The Season of Spring, youth ages 10-17 can express themselves through dance, poetry and drawing. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Fish and shrimp dinner, sponsored by the Ladies’ Auxiliary, dinner served with fries, coleslaw and cornbread. 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 8810, 2310 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf. $9, fish only $8. 301-645-6331.

Design workshop, for ages 10-17, bring old clothing and create apparel using paints, jewels and more. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

Sundae fun, for ages 10-17, make ice cream sundaes using a variety of toppings. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Saturday, March 30

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

College Park egg hunt, sponsored by the College Park Arts Exchange. 10 a.m.-noon, College Park Youth and Family Services Center, 4912 Nantucket Rd. Free. 301-345-4425.

College Parks arts-drop in, local art specialists Aaron Springer and Ann Potter lead fun art workshops for ages 3-8 with their parents. 10 a.m.-noon, 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, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Brunch with the Easter bunny, sponsored by the College Park Arts Exchange. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave. Free, reservations required. 301-441-2647.

Egg crafts, for the entire family, decorate eggs using dyes, paints, decals and wax resists. 1-3 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free. 301-277-2863.

Riverdale Park Easter egg hunt, bring your own basket, meet the Easter bunny. 1-3 p.m., Riverdale Mansion, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

Blue bird nature hike, a naturalist leads a hike along the blue bird trail to learn about nesting habits and life cycle. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

“I Am A Woman of God: A Place of Healing,” A womans retreat with lunch and prizes to address issues affecting Christian women. Sponsored by Prophet Theresa Ellis of The Glorious Church. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free, registration required. Theresa Ellis at 301-249-7703, ellistheresa@aol.com.

Buffet dinner trip, for ages 10-17, take a bus for dinner at Old Country Buffet. 6-9:30 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School, Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights. $15, registration required. 240-684-6210.

5-on-5 basketball, listen to music while playing a game of ball. For ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

Girls skate night, for girls ages 10-17, skate to popular music and win door prizes. 7-10 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.

Indoor flag football, for ages 10-17, a no-tackle game of football. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

Monday, April 1

Family campfire, for age 2 and older, roast marshmallows and other items by the outdoor fire. 10-11:30 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

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

Oxon Hill Easter fun, for ages 2-10, egg hunt, games and other activities. 1-2 p.m., Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd. $2, registration required. 301-839-7782.

Botany study group, learn about major plant families, botany terminology and identification skills using the book “Botany in a Day,” by Thomas 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. Mondays, Spauldings Library, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Camera club competition, bring your best nature shot for the themed competition “You Can’t Fool Mother Nature.” Spectators and new members welcome. Hosted by the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club. 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, April 2

Foreign policy discussion, a librarian leads a discussion about the threat assessment. Presented by the Foreign Policy Association. 6:30 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Meet a reptile, for age 3 and older, meet and learn about snakes, turtles and lizards. 2-3 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

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.

Writer’s Group, a biweekly meeting to get help with writing assignments or brainstorm ideas. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Wednesday, April 3

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, Social Security and related documents. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 10, New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free, by appointment only. 301-422-6180.

College Park story time, for ages 18 months to 4 years old. 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

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

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.

Genealogical Society program, a short business meeting and a presentation by Patty Shawker on “Researching Your Civil War Ancestor.” New members welcome. 7 p.m., New Carrollton City Hall, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free. 301-262-2063 or www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdpgcgs.

Thursday, April 4

Farmer training program, to learn about recent changes and additions to new federal nutrition programs that can be accepted at farmers markets. This training is mandatory for farmers who sell in Maryland and D.C., and who want to accept checks from participants at authorized farmers markets. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Accokeek Foundation, Education Building, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free, registration required. 301-283-2113 or accokeekfoundation.org.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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