Concerts

BLUE FUNK -- 7:30 p.m. today. Jazzy music in an outdoor setting at sunset. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-218-6700.

JAZZ CARAVAN -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The concert is part of the 27th Annual Montpelier Summer Concert Series. Free. Montpelier Mansion grounds, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. 301-776-2805.

NIMAT -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The singer will perform selections from her debut CD, "I Need You." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

CONCERT UNDER THE STARS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Have a picnic and listen to jazz, blues and country music. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

DEVONNA ROWE -- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The artist and teacher performs operatic and pops music. Ages 4 and older. Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.

JANINE WILSON -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Roots-rock and blues. Town Green Park, 13050 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

DAVID BACH -- sunset Sunday. Jazz. Town Green Park, 13050 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

For Children

SNAKES ALIVE HIKE -- 10 a.m. today. Join a naturalist to find and identify local snakes. Ages 6 and older; reservations required. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. 301-297-4575.

CREATURE CRAFTS -- 10 a.m. tomorrow. Meet a live animal and work on a crafts project. Ages 3 to 8; reservations required. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3. 301-218-6702.

CARNIVAL OF GAMES -- 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Celebrate summer with games, face painting, temporary tattoos, swimming, cotton candy and more. Ages 4 to 8 with adult accompaniment; registration required. Allentown Fitness and Splash Park, 7210 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. $3. 301-449-5567.

"FLY AWAY HOME" -- 2 p.m. tomorrow. Enjoy popcorn and lemonade and a PG-rated movie. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4, seniors $3, ages 18 and younger $2. 30l-864-6029.

FUN IN FLIGHT -- noon-4 p.m. Tuesday. Kids of all ages make an aviation-themed craft. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Adults, $4; seniors, $3; ages 18 and under, $2. 30l-864-6029.

Lectures

And Literature

DARREN COLEMAN & KARRINE STEFFANS -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Coleman will sign his novel "Don't Ever Wonder" and Steffans will sign her memoir, "Confessions of a Video Vixen." Karibu Books, Centre at Forestville, 3283 Donnell Dr., Forestville. Free. 301-736-8853.

Theater and Dance

AFRICAN CULTURAL DANCE COMPANY -- 7 p.m. Sunday. The dance troupe performs on the waterfront. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

"THE TAFFETAS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through July 17. A musical written by Rick Lewis. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $15; seniors and students, $12.50. 301-617-9906.

Recreation

And Exercise

KAYAK KAPER -- 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday. Guided kayak trip through the Patuxent River's tidal wetlands; participants should bring sunscreen, hat and water. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $18. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

SUMMER ROLLER SKATING -- 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Eat pizza and roller-skate to music. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. $6. 301-853-9115.

RIVER ECOLOGY BOAT TOUR -- 2 p.m. Sunday. A park naturalist leads a pontoon tour of the Patuxent River. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL-AREA DRIVING TOUR -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Self-guided four-mile driving tour includes interpretive stops, an observation tower and a timber bridge over wetlands. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.

LAKE ARTEMESIA HIKE -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Join a naturalist for a walk around the lake; ages 18 and older. Mount Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-927-2163.

Exhibitions

MIKE SHAFFER -- through Aug. 19. Works from the artist's "Line Paintings" series. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"EMERGING SCULPTORS" -- through Aug. 21. The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center's 24th annual invitational sculpture exhibition. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, main gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"RUB THE OILS AND STREW THE POWDERS -- THE LEGACY OF EUROPEAN HERBS IN EARLY AMERICAN MEDICINE AND CUISINE" -- Through May 2007. Prints from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, as well as a look at how the common dandelion has been regarded through the ages. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Adults, $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1; ages 4 and under, free. 301-953-1376.

"140 YEARS AGO: THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY" -- through Nov. 27. Photos, maps and memorabilia related to John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Abraham Lincoln and escape through southern Maryland. Surratt House Museum, 9110 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. $3; seniors, $2; children 5-18, $1; children 4 and younger, free. 301-868-1121.

"WISH YOU WERE HERE: POSTCARDS OF LAUREL" -- ongoing. Examples from the turn of the 20th century to today depict Laurel's history and illustrate the evolution of postcards. The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. Free. 301-725-7975.

"LIVING THE HEALTHY LIFE: SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS IN THE NEW DEAL ERA" -- ongoing. Chronicle of the evolution of health and fitness awareness during the 1930s and 1940s. Greenbelt Museum, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-507-6582.

"RADIO PREMIUMS" -- ongoing. Memorabilia related to radio serials of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, including "Radio Orphan Annie," "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and "Captain Midnight." Radio-Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-390-1020.

Miscellaneous

SPEED HORSE BONANZA -- 8 to 3 Saturday, 10 to 3 Sunday. Barrel racing comes to the equestrian center. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7999.

SUMMER TEA -- 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Buffet-style tea accompanied by live music. Ages 14 and older. Billingsley House Museum, 6900 Green Landing Rd., Upper Marlboro. $18. 301-627-0730.

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