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Prince George's community calendar June 17-24, 2010

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday 17

MONTPELIER INVITATIONAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, the annual show features "Linked," an installation by Katherine Kavanaugh. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-377-7800 or

WESTERN MARYLAND RAILROAD TRIP, an excursion to take in mountain scenery. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $40; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $50. Registration required. 301-449-0490.

WORD PROCESSING WORKSHOP, for beginners 18 and older, learn the basics of document creation. 9:10 a.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free; registration required. 301-937-0294.

LANHAM BLOOD DRIVE, must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health; sponsors include the Greenbelt Lions Club and the American Red Cross. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free, appointments requested. 301-552-8060.

ARCHIVES PROGRAM, Kenneth Heger and Shawn Russell discuss how industrial letterhead depicts life in pre-photography America. 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd. Free, photo ID required for admission. 202-357-5000.

UPPER MARLBORO CHESS CLUB, for all ages and skill levels. 5:30 p.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St. Free. 301-627-9330.

HALF-DAY BIRD WALK, along the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, hosted by the Prince George's Audubon Society; wear waterproof footwear and take binoculars. 6 p.m., meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Balew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

NAMI REHAB WORKSHOP, staff from the Division of Rehabilitation Services will discuss employment options available through the organization. 7-9 p.m., Beckett Field, 8511 Legation Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-429-0970.

OUTDOOR JAZZ CONCERT, the Cheek to Cheek band performs; take a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic; dinners available for purchase from the Calvert House Inn. 7-8 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

Friday 18

URBAN FARMING SUMMIT, Will Allen, chief executive of Growing Power, will be the keynote speaker at this hands-on workshop to discuss farm design, community composting and "hoop houses." 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. $75; registration required. 202-642-1805 or

"CRABARET" SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT, all-you-can-eat crab buffet, with a cash bar and music by a DJ. Proceeds go to Prince George's County students headed for Howard University. 7-11 p.m., La Fontaine Bleu, 7963 Annapolis Rd, Lanham. $55; reservations required. 301-459-9049 or

BOOK CLUB MEETING, a discussion of "First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood," by Thrity Umriger. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

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