Prince George’s County community calendar, May 9 to 15, 2013

May 8, 2013
Thursday, May 9

Computer class, for beginners of all ages, learn how to use a mouse, work with Windows and other basic skills. 10 a.m. Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free, registration required. 301-927-4916.

USDA farmers market, Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 31, Department of Agriculture, 5601 Sunnyside Ave., Parking Lot B, Beltsville. Carletha McGriss, 301-504-1776 or www.pgparks.com.

Mother’s Day social, for age 60 and older, a talent show, music, bingo and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Mother’s Day party, for ages 3-5. 11:15 a.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free, reservations required. 301-336-4044.

Riverdale Park farmers market, shop 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. Koko Barnes, 301-324-2470 or www.pgparks.com.

Nature Close to Home, a program for senior citizens, their families and friends; pizza and salad will be served; activities available. 5:30-7 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2300.

Fashion for a Cause, fashion show to benefit Chesapeake Kids. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Porsche of Annapolis, 20 Hudson St., Annapolis. $85. 443-837-1531 or www.hospicehundred.org.

Becoming an American Citizen, Deneice Kennedy, community relations officer, explains the naturalization process. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free, registration required. 301-850-0475.

South Bowie knitting group, learn how to knit and crochet. 7 p.m. Thursdays, South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free. 301-850-0475.

Friday, May 10

Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Implementation Committee, public meeting of the group that oversees the implementation of recommendations of the Naval bases Washington Joint Land Use Study. 9-11 a.m. the second Friday of each month, M-NCPPC Lakeside Offices, 14422 Old Mill Road, Upper Marlboro.301-952-3412 or www.pgplanning.org.

College Park Needle Arts Society, work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630 or cpneedlearts@earthlink.net.

National Harbor carousel grand opening, see the 36-foot Americana-themed carousel with toddler play area. Festivities include live entertainment by Rocknoceros and the Great Zucchini, face-painting, balloon twisters and more. Noon-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, National Harbor, 150 National Plaza. Day pass $5, single ride $3. 877-628-5427.

“The Wizard of Oz,” an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story about Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion’s adventure to see the wizard. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville. $15; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $18. 301-736-3518.

Movie trip, for ages 10-17, take a bus to Beltway Plaza in Greenbelt to watch the latest movies. 6:30-10 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. $7.50. 301-552-1093.

“To tell a fib” planetarium program, learn about the mathematical structure, Fibonacci Sequence, explore the night sky, then write a poem. 7 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-918-8750.

Brandywine dance, for age 18 and older. 7-11 p.m., Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. $15, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $13. 301-888-1500.

Mother’s Day craft workshop, for ages 10-17, make a handmade gift for someone special. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

Honors recital, enjoy solo classical and jazz works by students. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Marlboro Gallery - Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0965.

Saturday, May 11

French/English story time, families welcome. 10:30 a.m. pick up free ticket at children’s desk. 5:30 a.m. Saturdays, through June 8, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

BEST Horse Show Series, The Black-Eyed Susan Horse Show series features children and adult divisions in four rings. 8 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7900 or www.besthorseshows.com.

Operation Comfort, a yard sale fundraising event to help wounded service members. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., American Legion Post 136, 6900 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-0136,, Ext. 2 or www.operationcomfort.org.

Atlantic City trip, travel by motor coach to the New Jersey shore and enjoy lunch on your own on the boardwalk. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $54, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $45. Registration required. 301-583-2400.

Beltsville plant sale, shop perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetables, herbs and more. Sponsored by the Beltsville Garden Club. 8 a.m.-noon, High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Rd. 301-937-3683 or www.beltsvillegardenclub.org.

Branch Avenue farmers market, fresh fruit, meat and other produce by local growers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 23, Iverson Mall, parking lot, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. 443-540-3865, www.facebook.com/branchavenueinbloom or jsmithfu@umd.edu.

Job hunt assistance, use the Career Transitions database to choose a career, prepare a résumé, search for jobs and more. 9:15 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Butterflies, birds and blooms, for age 8 and older, a guided walk to look for seasonal butterflies, flowers and birds of prey. 10 a.m.-noon, meet at Plummer House, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5; seniors and age 17 and under, $3. Reservations required. 410-741-9330.

American Market, fresh produce and meats, specialty foods, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Oct. 26, National Harbor, American Way between Waterfront and Fleet streets, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 301-910-8076 or phyproductions123@gmail.com.

Marlborough Day performances, part of the annual street festival; food, book sale and more. 10 a.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-9330 or www.marlboroughday.org.

Seniors nature hike, for age 60 and older, a guided hike to search for wildlife and local plants. 10-11:30 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $2. 301-699-2456.

Frolicking on the farm, a family event to get hands-on experience and learn history of farm life. Activities include spinning wool, churning butter, washing clothes, gardening and more, with a performance of Irish music. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $5. 301-283-2113.

Gardening class, focusing on plants that bloom in cold weather. 11 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Story time and language workshop, native Spanish speakers from Language Planet lead an interactive story time with music and props. 11:30 a.m.-noon, National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free with paid admission: $10, age 65 and older $8, under 1 free. 301-392-2400.

Mrs. Rumney’s sewing circle, an 18th century-style housekeeper leads a circle of stitching and gossip. Noon-4 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Free, reservations required. 301-809-3089.

Tea and spring hats, celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party and hat fashion show. Prize awarded to best hat. Noon-2 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $10. 301-583-2400.

Crochet and knit session, for all ages, bring your own materials and practice or learn how to knit. 12:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Meet the artist, Jeremy Pollard demonstrates how he creates cartoons. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176 or nps.gov/oxhi.

Egg drop contest, for ages 5-18, build a carrier or case to protect your egg. Prizes awarded. 1-3 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; age 18 and under, $2. 301-864-6029.

Accokeek chess club, learn how to play or improve your game. 2 p.m. Saturdays, through June 8, Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free. 301-292-2880.

Organic gardening workshop, a naturalist leads a class on how to start an organic garden at home. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. $5, registration required. 301-888-1410.

Secretariat’s 40th anniversary, “Jello” Hall, a Pimlico official, discusses his experience with the famous horse and his run for the Triple Crown. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

Community spaghetti supper, meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. 5-7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. $10. 301-868-1330.

Rising Stars teen talent showcase, soloists and musical groups, ages 10-17, are invited to participate or watch the showcase. 7-10 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787.

Mother May I?, for ages 10-17, write a heartfelt poem and design a card for Mother’s Day. 7:30-9 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day breakfast buffet, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with cocktails. 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. Adults $8, ages 4-10 $5, age 3 and under, free with paying adult. 301-725-2302.

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

Whooping crane talk, Joe Duff, co-founder of Operation Migration, shares his experience leading flocks of young whooping cranes in their first migration. 12:30-1:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Mother’s Day crafts, make flower crafts. 2-3:30 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Free with paid admission: $5; seniors and age 17 and under, $3. Reservations required. 410-741-9330.

Whooping crane tour, for age 14 and older, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Patuxent Wildlife Research facility. 2-3:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Monday, May 13

Hyattsville children’s story time, 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.

Butterfly gardening, for ages 6-12, members of the Master Gardeners of Prince George’s present a workshop to learn about metamorphosis and the butterfly life cycle. 6:15 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Beltsville book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” 7 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-0294.

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. 301-817-3750 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Herb workshop, learn the best herbs to grow and cook. 7 p.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. 301-336-4044.

Teddy bear parade, for ages 2-6, bring a stuffed animal for story time and fun. 7 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-0294.

Temple Hills kids club, for ages 5-7, crafts, stories and other activities. 7 p.m. Mondays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

The Battle of Bladensburg, a lecture on the War of 1812 battle. 7:30 p.m., Maryland City at Russett Branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390.

Tuesday, May 14

Waiting for Superman,” for age 60 and older, a screening of the documentary that addresses the state of education in the United States. 11 a.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $2. 301-277-1710.

The Tiger’s Wife,” a discussion about Téa Obreht's novel. 2 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

“Django Who? The True Story of African Americans in the Old West,” historian C.R. Gibbs gives a lecture on black men and women on the deserts, plains and prairies. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Teen knit club, for age 13 and older, learn or help others. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. 301-776-6790.

Horseshoe crab tagging program, learn about these ancient creatures and their migratory movements. Sponsored by the Prince George’s Audubon Society and Patuxent Bird Club. 7:30 p.m., College Park Airport Annex, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Free. 301-262-5148 or www.pgaudubon.org.

Wednesday, May 15

Bird walk, for age 16 and older, a guided walk to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through May 29, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Teddy bear parade, bring a favorite stuffed animal and enjoy musical activities, parade, picnic and more. 10:30 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Senior open mike event, for age 60 and older, share poetry, music or singing skills. 12:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-262-6200.

Nature Explorers workshop, for home-schooled students ages 10-14, experience nature through stories, discussion and hands-on activities. 1-3 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $20; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $24. Reservations required. 301-699-2456.

District Heights book talk, a librarian leads a discussion on “Message in a Bottle” by Nicholas Sparks. 2 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Skate jam III, roll and bounce to the latest popular music. 2-5:30 p.m., Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. $6; residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $5. 301-839-9597.

Nonprofit workshop, learn how to find funders using the Foundation Center’s research tool. 6:30 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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