Prince George’s County community events, Sept. 19-25, 2013

September 19, 2013
Thursday, Sept. 19

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

College Park arts group for tots, for age 4 and younger, 10-week session. 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, through Nov. 21, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. $45, registration required. 301-927-3013 or www.cpae.org.

Upper Marlboro nature rangers, for ages 7-9, hands-on activities, hikes and presentations about nature. 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. 301-699-2456.

Backyard poultry program, for age 5 and older, learn how to care for chickens and other fowl at home. 2-3 p.m., Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-249-7077.

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.

Glenarden Lego event, for ages 6-12, create objects using Legos. 4:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free. 301-772-5477.

U.S. Navy Concert Band, the wind ensemble performs. 7:30 p.m., Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 202-433-3366.

Friday, Sept. 20

Getting ready for the SAT exam, Alycia Marshall, CEO of Educational Excellence, gives examples of questions to help students prepare for the college entrance test. 10:30 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free, registration required. 301-839-2400.

Fort Washington kids dance, for ages 6-12, mingle with new and old friends. 2:30-5:30 p.m., Indian Queen Recreation Center, 9551 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-839-9597.

National Children’s Museum, hands-on activities and other programs for children. 5-8 p.m., 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free. 301-392-2400.

Bat night hike, for age 8 and older, led by a naturalist; learn about different species and habitats. 6:30-8 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $5, reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Night sky exploration plus Greek mythology discussion. 7 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-918-8750.

My first job, for ages 13-17, make a résuméand learn how to apply for jobs online. 7-10 p.m., Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-749-4160.

Fort Washington card game night, for ages 13-17, play Uno, Spades, Five Hundred or Pokeno. 7-10 p.m., Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd. Free. 301-292-9191.

Oxon Hill teen basketball event, for ages 13-17, test skills at the 3-point line. 7-10 p.m., Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-567-6033.

Marlow Heights girls “Smoothie Queen Night,” for ages 13-17, smoothies and snacks served. 7-10 p.m., Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Dr. Free. 301-423-0505.

College Park book club, discussion of “Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life,” by Bell Hooks. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013.

Capitol Heights boys all-night event, for ages 11-15, “Insomnia: Midnight Madness Skills Challenge,” stay up all night doing challenging, fun activities, including robotics, music and video production, chess, basketball, grooming workshops, and more. 9 p.m.-7 a.m., Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. $10; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $12. Registration required. 301-736-5355.

Saturday, Sept. 21

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

District Heights street art sought, residents are invited to help paint the three guardrails surrounding the Fiesta Place Garden and create temporary street art in front of the garden. Community service hours available. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., District Heights Community Garden, Fiesta Place, 6717 Gateway Blvd. Free. 301-336-1402.

Jewelry-making workshop, create earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using provided materials. 10 a.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. Free, registration required. 301-627-9330.

Upper Marlboro nature crafts, for ages 2-10, meet an animal, listen to a story and make a craft. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. 301-699-2456.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, learn how to format cells, sort, use headers and footers, and print Excel worksheets. 10:30 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free, registration required. 301-345-5800.

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

Port Towns Day fest, music, food, live entertainment and more to celebrate the towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City and Edmonston. Noon-9 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-779-0371.

Bowie theater auditions, for “The Cover of Life,” by R.T. Robinson. Characters range in age from 19 to 45. Come prepared for cold script readings. 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kenhill Center, Bowie Community Theatre, Suite 111, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-805-0219.

Laurel chess club, for age 13 and older, learn how to play or improve skills. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 19, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Greenbelt houseplant program, learn which plants are best for home. 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

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

“The Lions of Little Rock,” a librarian leads a discussion of Kristin Levine’s book. 3 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Vansville center kids dance, for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Sunday, Sept. 22

Laurel tots nature program, for ages 18-42 months, learn about wildlife through songs and rhymes. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Monday, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

“Simple Simon (Pies),” members of the kitchen guild demonstrate making 19th-century pie recipes using produce from the garden and orchard. Noon, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

Monday, Sept. 23

Seniors Amish market trip,for age 60 and older, a trip to thrift shops and an Amish market, then lunch on your own. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Glenarden Community Center, 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden. Free, reservations required. 301-772-3151.

Brentwood seniors mosaic workshop, for age 60 and older, artist Valerie Theberge helps participants make mosaics to take home. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free, reservations required. 301-277-2863.

Oxon Hill Retro-Rockets concert, for age 60 and older, the rock-and-roll cover band plays music of the 1950s and ’60s. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-7782.

Brandywine gardening workshop, learn about which plants are best for color all year. 4:30 p.m., Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1152.

“Budrus” documentary, screening of 2009 documentary about Ayed Morrar, a Palestinian community organizer, as he works to save his village from destruction. 6:45 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Eastover/Forest Heights/ Glassmanor Sector Plan, a public meeting to discuss the plan. 7 p.m., Prince George’s County Administration Building, first-floor hearing room, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free, registration required to speak. Karen Buxbaum at 301-952-4363 or karen.buxbaum@ppd.mncppc.org.

Girls science program orientation, for girls ages 5-12 and their parents, learn about the Pearl Project, a six-week program that introduces girls to science, technology engineering and math. 7 p.m., Seat Pleasant Activity Center, 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant. Free. 301-773-6685.

Bowie-Crofton Camera Club, meeting with tips on how to enter competitions. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 410-827-3369 or www.b-ccc.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Seniors computer skills class, for age 60 and older, learn how to operate a computer. 9-11 a.m., Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-749-4160.

Historic property grant program workshop, learn how to apply for grants to preserve, protect and enhance historic properties in the county. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. Free, reservations required. 301-952-3680, www.pgplanning.org/hpgrants.htm or propertygrant@ppd.mncppc.org.

Laurel nature tots program, for ages 3-4, learn about snakes through songs, stories and hands-on activities. 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.

Clinton museum tour for seniors, for age 60 and older, a costumed guide discusses the plantation and what life was like for its former residents. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free, reservations required. 301-868-1121.

Laurel teacher appreciation and outreach fair, for teachers, homeschoolers, parents and other educators, learn about educational programs offered at local museums, nature centers, theaters and other agencies. Sponsored by Montpelier Mansion. 3-7 p.m., Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 9625 Fort Meade Rd., Laurel. Admission, free. Regular food prices apply. 301-377-7817.

Clinton teen game night, for 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.

Say Amen, Again,” a discussion of ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s book. 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

“Behind the Big House: The Slave Dwelling Project,” Joseph McGill of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, discusses his research project. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

“Black Explorers, 2300 B.C. to the Present,” discussed by historian C.R. Gibbs. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

County budget forum, the Prince George’s County Planning Board hosts a meeting on the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s budget for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. 7-9 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free, registration required to speak. 301-952-4584.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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

Youth empowerment event, for all ages, self-esteem-building activities. 6:30-8 p.m., Charles H. Flowers High School, cafeteria, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd., Springdale. Free, registration required by Friday. Tiffany Parker at 301-952-6118 or tiffany.parker@pgcps.org.

College Park-Riverdale Park Transit District Development Plan, meeting. 7-9 p.m., Parks and Recreation auditorium, 6600 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale. Free, registration required to speak. Chad Williams, project manager, at 301-952-3171.

Controlling stinkbugs, Dawn Gundersen-Rindal, a researcher at the USDA, discusses monitoring and controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug. A meeting of the Beltsville Garden Club. 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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