Prince George’s County community events, Oct. 17-23, 2013

October 16, 2013
Thursday, Oct. 17

Breast cancer awareness, mammogram screenings, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., breast exams 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and bra fittings 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, Professional Office Building, Suite 110, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free, registration requested. 301-552-8524.

Frank & Gail’s Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 24, 378 Main St., Laurel. Free. Laurie at 301-483-0838 or blitzlmb223@aol.com.

Greenbelt computer class, create and learn how to use a Yahoo e-mail account. 9:30 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free, registration required. 301-345-5800.

Children’s farm crafts, ages 2-8, 2-3 p.m., Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-249-7077.

Friends helping friends food drive, bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food bank. Through Nov. 16, North Forestville Community Center, 2311 Ritchie Rd., Forestville. 301-350-8660.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society, habitats include open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 3 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Ballew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-509-2212 or mozurk@bellatlantic.net.

Aging and depression lecture, Kim Burton, director of Older Adult Programs at the Mental Health Association of Maryland, will discuss the signs, symptoms and causes of depression in older adults. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-9 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free, reservations required. 301-429-0970.

Creative arts festival, student string players from Prince George’s County schools perform. 7-8 p.m., Eleanor Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt. Free. 301-661-9699.

Friday, Oct. 18

Champion tree tour, pack a lunch and take a bus tour of the largest known trees of each species on record in the county; explore the state champion Northern Catalpa, Pin Oak and American Persimmon. Participants receive a copy of the tree champion book and a willow oak sapling for planting. Proceeds benefit the Prince George’s County Forestry Board, which promotes forest stewardship and provides educational materials to students. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $20, registration required. 240-299-0285 or 301-627-7755.

Upper Marlboro puppet show, a fall-themed puppet show and live animals. 2-3 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. 301-699-2456.

Geico family night, hands-on themed activities and programs for children; admission fees waived. 5-8 p.m., National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free. 301-392-2400.

Cookie bake-off, ages 10-17, bake and decorate Halloween sugar cookies. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. Free. 301-441-2647.

Indoor flag football, ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.

Youth basketball, ages 13-17 are invited to play against peers in games of Seven and Horse, and a half-court contest. 7-10 p.m., Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-839-9597.

College Park book club, a discussion of former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Conner’s “Out of Order.” 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013.

University of Maryland Wind Ensemble, performs Paul Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis,” Bach’s “Fantasia in G major” and Ralph Vaughn Williams’s “Folk Song Suite.” 8 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Bowie bird walk, all experience levels, a half-day walk to view resident and migrating woodland and field birds and waterfowl; bring waterproof footwear and binoculars. Hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 7:30 a.m., Governor Bridge Natural Area, parking lot, 7600 Governor Bridge Rd., Bowie. 410-765-6482 or kiwisuits@msn.com.

Largo flu shots, a walk-in clinic sponsored by the Prince George’s County Health Department. 9 a.m.-noon, Largo High School, 505 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-883-7879.

Rummage sale, shop gently used clothes, jewelry, tools, kitchenware, appliances, books, toys and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3621 Campus Dr., College Park. 301-422-1400 or www.uumcp.org.

St. Matthias fall festival, flea market, children’s activities, food and drink vendors. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Matthias Apostle Church and School, 9473 Annapolis Road, Lanham. Free. 301-577-9412.

Way of Food program, a cooking demonstration of 18th-century inspired recipes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2113.

College Park Day, moon bounce, food and art vendors, carnival games, safety demonstrations, ice-skating, carnival games, raffle and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. Admission, free. 301-277-3717 or collegeparkday.wordpress.com.

Morningside firehouse day, celebrate Fire Prevention Day with safety presentations, a clown appearance, moon bounce and refreshments. Noon-3 p.m., Morningside Volunteer Fire Department, 6200 Suitland Rd. Free. 301-883-7727.

Crochet and knitting basics, age 13 and older, bring your own materials and learn how. 1 p.m., Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-864-8937.

Laurel chess club, age 13 and older, learn to play or improve skills. 1:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

One Maryland One Book, discuss “King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village,” by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman. 2 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993, 410-792-0664.

Greenbelt Read to Rover program, ages 6-11, take a favorite book — or choose one from the stacks — to read to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

Teen cotillion interest meeting, for parents of youths ages 14-17, learn about the 16-week program for teens. 2-5 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-446-3400.

Hyattsville book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: How Creativity Works.” 3 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Cross colors skate night, ages 10-17, dress in a mismatched outfit and skate. Prizes awarded for best outfit. 7-10 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.

Teen job searches, ages 13-17, learn how to complete online applications. 7-10 p.m., Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-567-6033.

Wii golf tournament, ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. Free. 301-864-0756.

U.S. Navy Band, 7:30 p.m., Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 202-433-4777 or www.navyband.navy.mil.

Adult line dance social, age 18 and older, dancing and light refreshments. 8 p.m.-midnight, Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. $10, nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $12. 301-839-9597.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Friends School fall fair, celebrate the opening of the new arts and classroom space with games, moon bounce, face painting, book sale, food and more. Noon-4 p.m., Friends Community School, 5901 Westchester Park Dr., College Park. Free. 301-441-2100.

Seasonal Selections program, members of the kitchen guild demonstrate 19th-century recipes using produce from the garden. Noon, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

Community curators, a family-friendly event to share collectibles such as rocks, video games, shoes, books and more. 1-4 p.m., Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. Free. 301-725-7975 or www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.

Holy Trinity open house, for parents of prospective students in preschool and kindergarten. Tour the facility, meet administrators and learn about the curriculum. 1-3 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School, 11902 Daisy Lane, Glenn Dale. Free. 301-262-5355 or www.htrinity.org.

Jewish community picnic, enjoy kosher burgers and hot dogs, bring kosher side dishes or dessert to share. Sponsored by Beit Chaverim in Prince Frederick, Beth Israel Synagogue in Lexington Park, Sha’are Shalom and Sha’are Tikvah in Waldorf, and Temple Solel in Bowie. 1:30-4 p.m., Gilbert Run Park, South Bridge Pavilion, 13140 Charles St., Charlotte Hall. Free. 301-249-2424 or shaareshalom@gmail.com.

Bluegrass Gospel Express , the band performs live. Free will offering collected to benefit St. Mathieu’s Church in Gonaives, Haiti. 3 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 7 Potomac Ave., Indian Head. Free, donations welcome. 301-743-2366. http://bluegrassgospelexpress.com.

Laurel theater auditions, men, women and children are invited to audition for “It’s a Wonderful Life — The Radio Play” scheduled to run Dec. 13-Jan. 4. Actors should bring head shots and résuméand be prepared for cold script readings. 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Free. 301-617-9906.

Monday, Oct. 21

Fall on the Farm, Ranger Steph leads a program for age 5 and younger to learn what happens on the farm during autumn months. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

ArtLab mom’s club, ages 3-5 and their parents, a lightly guided session to make art, toys, costumes and new friends. 10 a.m.-noon, Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-4640.

Pariah,” the 2011 film about a 17-year-old African American girl who tries to embrace her identity as a lesbian. 6:45 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Investing during a volatile market, a financial workshop for age 18 and older. 7-9 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5, registration required. 301-203-6070.

Camera club program, Rob Hill discusses his “Homelands” project, which addresses the idea of home. Sponsored by the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-604-7772 or www.b-ccc.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Gymnastics workshop, ages 1-12 with parents, an open play session. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $6. 301-583-2400.

Teen game night, ages 12-17, bring your own or play one from the library’s collection. 6 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Andrew’s Toastmasters club, learn skills to become a confident public speaker. 6-7:30 p.m. Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, 9832 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 646-996-2297, LennyLewsTM@aol.com.

Bowie education forum, Kevin Maxwell, chief executive officer of Prince George’s County Schools, will be the keynote speaker, followed by a question-and-answer period. 7 p.m., Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenill Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-575-5601 or aesterheld@cityofbowie.org.

College Park book club, discuss Paula McLain’s “The Paris Wife.” New members welcome. 7-8:30 p.m., College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.org.

English speaking club, practice speaking English with people from diverse backgrounds. 7:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

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

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

Ten Minutes to a Smart Child, child psychologist Elliott B. Jaffa leads a workshop on how parents can impact a child’s critical thinking, problem solving, common sense and other skills. 7-9 p.m., Maryland International Day School, 2317 Brinkley Rd., Fort Washington. Free, RSVP required. 301-567-9101 or www.themidschool.org.

Beltsville Garden Club meeting, Lisa Tayerle, gardener at Brookside Gardens, leads a presentation titled “Winter, Spring, Summer — Deer Resistant Bulbs for Your Garden.” 7:30 p.m., James E. Duckworth School, 11201 Evan Trail, Beltsville. Free. 301-890-4733 or www.beltsvillegardenclub.org.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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