Prince George’s County community calendar, Nov. 23 to 29, 2012

Friday, Nov. 23

Brentwood Black Friday craft sale, take 20 percent off fine ceramic ware, hand-made jewelry, glass-blown vases, silk scarves and handbags. 10 a.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-277-2863; TTY 301-446-6802, or arts.pgparks.com.

Four corners dodgeball, for ages 10-17, play a variation of the game. 7-10 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. Free with youth identification. 301-864-0756.

Berwyn Heights feast, for ages 10-17, enjoy turkey with all the trimmings. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School, Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St. Free. 240-684-6210.

Buffet dinner trip, for ages 13-17, take a bus trip to Alexandria to enjoy a meal at the Great American Steak and Buffet restaurant. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. $15, reservations requested. 301-505-0897.

Beltsville “rep your team” event, for ages 10-17, wear your favorite team jersey or colors and compete in a variety of sporting events. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free with youth identification. 301-937-6613.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Secret life of Birds, an interactive walk to identify and learn about bird behaviors. 9-11 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Post-holiday hike, take a hike around the sanctuary to work off the Thanksgiving Day feast. 10 a.m.-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Free with paid admission: $5; seniors and age 17 and younger, $3. Registration required. 410-741-9330.

Taste of the Past, sample holiday recipes from long ago. Noon-4 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Free, reservations requested. 301-809-3089.

Think You Can Dance? for ages 10-17, show off your dancing skills to popular music. 7-8 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free with youth identification. 301-953-7882.

Temple Hills “Xtreme Teens” college night, for ages 13-17, learn how to prepare for college life. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr. Free. 301-505-0897.

Berwyn Heights 5-on-5 basketball tournament, for ages 10-17, bring your own team and compete. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School, Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St. Free. 240-684-6210.

Beltsville game night, for ages 10-17, play games and solve puzzles. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free with youth identification. 301-937-6613.

College Park indoor soccer, for ages 10-17, compete in a World Cup-style game. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave. Free with youth identification. 301-441-2647.

Hyattsville karaoke night, for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr. Free with youth identification. 301-445-4508.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Bowie “Trainspotting,” view the unusual cars that come through the nearby Amtrak station on its busiest day of the year. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bowie Train Station Museum, 8614 Chestnut Ave. Free. 301-809-3089.

Birding field trip, the Patuxent Bird Club hosts a trip to look for waterfowl. 1 p.m., meet at the boardwalk parking lot, Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free. Dave Mozurkewich at 301-459-3375 or mozurk@bellatlantic.net.

Laurel wildlife program, explore and dispel common misconceptions about owls, black bears, snakes, bats and more. 2-3:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Monday, Nov. 26

Youth mentoring program, high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the C.H.I.L.L. mentoring program to help prepare for college and other higher education. Sponsored by Howard University and M-NCPPC. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Capitol College open house, a virtual information session for those interested in the master’s programs. 7:30 p.m., Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-369-2800 or www.capitol-college.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Bowie Chamber of Commerce breakfast, meet members of the board of directors, committee chairs and staff; learn about membership, network and enjoy a continental breakfast. 8-9 a.m., Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, 1525 Pointer Ridge Pl., Suite 206. Free. 301-262-0920 or www.bowiechamber.org.

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

Wild about wolves, for ages 5-7, learn how to howl like a wolf in this interactive program. 10-11 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

“Star Wars,” for age 50 and older, watch the 1977 sci-fi movie. 6-9 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-206-3355.

Thursday, Nov. 29

“Gobble, Gobble” nature program, for ages 3-4, learn about turkeys through song, stories and crafts. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome. Registration required. 301-497-5887.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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