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Prince George's County community calendar, Oct. 7-14, 2010

Chuck Brown, known as the Godfather of Go-Go, will be honored by his native Fairmount Heights on Saturday with a festival including a parade, a hand-dancing contest and live stage tributes.
Chuck Brown, known as the Godfather of Go-Go, will be honored by his native Fairmount Heights on Saturday with a festival including a parade, a hand-dancing contest and live stage tributes. (Brandon Wu For The Washington Post)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 7

MALL WALKERS, a supervised walking program with blood pressure monitoring; parents may take children in strollers. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 8-9:30 a.m. weekdays, Centre at Forestville, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive. Register at the mall's Center Court. Free. 301-877-5700.

FLU VACCINATION CLINIC, for age 60 and older, with bingo and craft projects. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

"MUSIC IN THE MIDDAY," Amy C. Kraft on the piano. Noon-2 p.m., New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-5642.

TWEENS CRAFTS PROGRAM, for age 10 and older, learn how to make Boxpunx objects; each papercraft monster (the creative process is similar to origami) has a tongue. 4 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

"BISHOP MCNAMARA GOES PINK," wear pink to Mustangs home games. Ribbons will be sold for $1 to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Boys' soccer, 4 p.m. Thursday; volleyball, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; girls' soccer, 4 p.m. Friday; football, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. 301-735-8401 or cuellark@bmhs.org.

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE GALLERY, a screening of "Herb & Dorothy," the 2008 film about a postal clerk and a librarian of modest means who built a world-class art collection in the 1960s (the collection now resides at the National Gallery of Art). Light refreshments served. 7 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free. 301-277-2863 or 301-446-6802 (TTY).

Friday, Oct. 8

COLLEGE PARK NEEDLE ARTS SOCIETY, crafters meet to work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630 or cpneedlearts@earthlink.net.

"THE THREE BEARS" NATURE PROJECT, for ages 5-7, games and crafts focus on the three main North American bruins. 2:30-3:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road (between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197), Laurel. Free, donations welcome. Registration required. 301-497-5887.

AFRICAN AMERICAN GALLERY RECEPTION, the opening of the exhibit "Vintage Visions: African American Cinema Posters," which runs through Jan. 8. 6-9 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free. 301-277-2863 or 301-446-6802 (TTY).

HAUNTED HOUSE "RESEARCH LAB," with special effects and more than 30 actors. 6:30-11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31. Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy. (routes 301 and 50), Bowie. $15. 301-805-6000 or http://www.baysox.com.

KENNEDY CENTER COMES TO BOWIE, the Theater for Young Audiences performs "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical." 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd. $5; VIP tickets: $25 for children, $10 for adults. 301-805-6880, Ext. 56, or bowiehightickets@yahoo.com.

"DAUGHTERS OF THE STARS" ASTRONOMY, a presentation on the folklore of tribes seeking to explain the origins of the Earth, sun, moon and stars. 7:30 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. $4; students and seniors, $2. 301-918-8750.


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