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April

Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition, Now through May 9 at Prince George's Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. This semiannual student exhibition exposes new talent to the gallery art scene. Works include digital imagery, computer graphics and animation as well as traditional drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics. Award-winners are chosen by judges from the Washington area art community. Many of the works are for sale. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays; the exhibition closes at noon, May 9. 301-322-0965.

Cheer and Dance Competition, April 23-24 at Six Flags America, Largo. Co-sponsored by the American Cheer and Dance Academy. Hundreds of competitors ages 3-18 will compete with school, recreational and all-star teams in cheer, dance and pompom routines. The event is free with paid admission to the park. 301-249-1500. www.sixflags.com/parks/america.


More than a million lights await spectators at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro for the annual Winter Festival of Lights, which runs from Nov. 25 to Jan. 1. (Grant L. Gursky For The Washington Post)

Langley Park Day, Sunday at the Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Community festival features music, carnival games, crafts, food vendors and health and educational information. Noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. 301-445-4508.

Maryland Day: "Explore Our World," April 30 at the University of Maryland at College Park. The school's annual open house features more than 350 activities, including tours and exhibitions, live performances and sporting events, hands-on demonstrations and workshops, petting zoos and dairy delights. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. 1-877-868-3777 or www.marylandday.umd.edu.

May

Montpelier Spring Festival, May 1, noon-6 p.m., on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. A cultural arts celebration featuring four stages with continuous entertainment, music, dance, artists, craftspeople, a children's parade, pony rides, clowns, face painting, mansion tours and children's programs. Sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council Inc. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. 301-953-1376.

Harlem Renaissance Festival, May 7 at Kentland/Columbia Park Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. The sixth annual festival includes a performance by Doug E. Fresh and other live entertainment, arts and crafts, exhibitions and children's activities. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. 301-386-2278 or www.pghrf.org.

Marlborough Day, May 7 at Main Street and Governor Oden Bowie Road, Upper Marlboro. The 28th annual event includes a parade on Main Street, crafts, entertainment, games, rides and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free; food and beverages will be sold. 301-952-9575 or www.pgparks.com.

Centenarian Celebration, May 20 at Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. The eighth annual celebration in honor of county residents who are 100 years and older. For ages 21 and older. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; reservations required. 301-386-5525 or www.pgparks.com.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day, May 25 at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. For people 55 and older. Exercises, games, dancing, crafts and health screenings. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; registration required. 301-386-5525 or www.pgparks.com.

June

Central Maryland Career Fair, June 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Bowie Baysox, Prince George's Workforce Services Corporation and the Maryland Job Service. Representatives of companies and agencies in the automotive, government, education, military, finance, health care, food services and other fields will be on hand. Prince George's Stadium, Routes 50 and 301, Bowie. Free admission. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

Bowiefest 2005, June 4 at Allen Pond Park, Bowie. Annual festival includes entertainment, crafts, concessions, children's activities and a home and business exposition. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. 301-809-3078 or www.cityofbowie.org.

July

Bowie Fourth of July Celebration, at Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr. One of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in the county. Entertainment; fireworks at dusk. No pets allowed. Rain date is July 5. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. 3 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 301-262-6200, ext. 3078. www.cityofbowie.org.

Allen Iverson Celebrity Softball Classic, July 16 at Prince George's Stadium, Routes 50 and 301, Bowie. The Philadelphia 76ers basketball star and many celebrity friends play softball. Sponsored by the Bowie Baysox. 7 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

August

African American Heritage Day, Aug. 6 at National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. A culture and history festival, including Colonial and Civil War-period reenactors, museum displays, exhibits and presentations, storytellers, authors, musical performances and food vendors. Rain or shine. Sponsored by the Accokeek Foundation. Noon-6 p.m., $3; ages 5 and younger, free. 301-283-2113.


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