Thursday 9 BOWIE BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, Robert Morgan's "Gap Creek." 7:15 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 262-7000.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS SENIORS CLUB, for ages 55 and older, arts and crafts, refreshments, cards, billiards, health and safety lectures and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-735-3340.

COLLEGE PARK PETER PAN CLUB, aviation-based activities for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Flying stories, pedal planes, crafts and games, 10:30 a.m.-noon, the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with regular museum admission of $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2. 301-864-6029.

HYATTSVILLE AUTHOR EVENT, for adults, Vernon Jordan will discuss his book "Vernon Can Read." 7 p.m., Karibu Books, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

LIBRARY MEETING, the Prince George's Board of Library Trustees, 8 p.m., Prince George's Memorial Library System, Administrative Office, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-699-3500.

NEW CARROLLTON BOOK TALK, for adults, Richard Russo's "Empire Falls." 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Friday 10 BOWIE AUTHOR EVENT, Dr. Rosetta E. Ross will discuss her book, "Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion, and Civil Rights." 4 p.m., Karibu Books, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR, and exhibition, a celebration of the 250th birthday of U.S. Supreme Court justice Gabriel Duvall. Tour Duvall's 1813 home and view artifacts and historic documents. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. Adults, $3; seniors, $2; ages 4-18, $1. 301-464-5291.

LANDOVER PERSONAL COMPUTING, for ages 12 and older, use Microsoft 2000 or browse the Internet. 6-9 p.m., Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, Classroom 272B, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $2 per visit; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $3. 301-583-2400 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

Saturday 11

BRANDYWINE BASKETBALL, for ages 5-8, the Little Hoopsters, an eight-week program. Noon-1 p.m. Saturdays through March 1, Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. $40; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $48. Registration required. 301-888-1500.

COLLEGE PARK KITE MAKING, workshop for ages 6 and older, with experts assisting in the design and building of kites. Noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Materials provided. $3 fee for each kite made, plus regular museum admission of $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2. 301-864-6029.

GLENN DALE CRAFT CLASSES, for adults, make a seasonal wreath, teacup lamp, photo rock, spring fabric wreath and more. Materials provided. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays through April 12, Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $45; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $54. Preregistration required. 301-352-8983.

HYATTSVILLE AUTHOR EVENT, Stanice Anderson discusses her book, "I Say A Prayer For Me: One Woman's Life of Faith and Triumph." 3:30 p.m., Karibu Books, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

LARGO LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS, learn about fundraising, volunteering and special projects; presented by the Largo-Kettering Friends of the Library. 10:30 a.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

LAUREL NATURE HIKE, for ages 12 and older, a 45-minute guided hike to learn how nature refuge workers create wildlife habitats. 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

PATUXENT RIVER SHORE TOURING, for hikers, cyclists and motorists, self-guided tours with interpretive stops and an observation tower. Hikers and cyclists, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; motorists, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Registration required. 301-627-6074.

Sunday 12

BOWIE BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, Colin Channer's "Satisfy My Soul." 3-4:30 p.m., Karibu Books, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

Monday 13

BOWIE-CROFTON CAMERA CLUB, for adults interested in photography, a discussion of club members' showcased work. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Route 301 South and Mount Oak Road, Bowie. Free. 301-464-4212.

CAMP SPRINGS PING-PONG CLUB, for seniors, open play. 1 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

CLINTON BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, Connie Briscoe's "A Long Way From Home." 6:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, for players of all ages and skill levels. 7 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-630-4900.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EVENT, for all ages, poet Avery Lanier presents poetry honoring King as well as excerpts from his speeches. A showing of the documentary "From Montgomery to Memphis" will follow. 7:30 p.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

Tuesday 14

BLADENSBURG LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS, learn about fundraising, volunteering and special projects; presented by the Bladensburg Friends of the Library. 6:30 p.m., Bladensburg Library,4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

BOWIE BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, "The Bible: Genesis," part of the Great Book series. 7:15 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, for ages 12-17, all skill levels welcome. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

HYATTSVILLE LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS, learn about fundraising, volunteering and special projects; presented by the Hyattsville Friends of the Library. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

LAUREL POTTERY CLASS, eight-week course for adult beginners to learn the basics of the wheel and hand-building techniques. Noon-3 p.m. or 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays through March 4, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $125; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $145. Preregistration required. 301-953-1993.

LAUREL PORTRAIT DRAWING CLASS, for adults, assignments and critiques based on individual student abilities. Bring drawing pencils and large pad. 10 a.m.-noon or 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 18, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $85; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $100. Preregistration required. 301-953-1993.

Wednesday 15 CLINTON BOOK DISCUSSION, Chaim Potok's "The Chosen." 7:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

GREENBELT BOOK DISCUSSION, Geraldine Brooks's "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague." 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

LAUREL CARTOONING CLASS, for adults with prior drawing experience to learn the disciplines of cartooning, including gag cartoons, comic strips and books and animation. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 19, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $70; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $85. Preregistration required. 301-953-1993.

LAUREL JEWELRY-MAKING, for adult beginners, an introduction to the proper and safe use of power tools and techniques for producing finished hand-made jewelry. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 5, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $140; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $160. Preregistration required. 301-953-1993.

NEW CARROLLTON BOOK TALK, for Spanish-speaking adults, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Los Funerales de la Mama Grande." 7 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Thursday 16 LAUREL RUG-HOOKING CLASS, for adult beginners, design a pattern and create a small wall hanging or pillow. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 20, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $75; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $90. Preregistration required. 301-953-1993.

NEW CARROLLTON LIBRARY, learn about fundraising, volunteering and special projects; presented by the New Carrollton Friends of the Library. 7 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

-- Compiled by Barbara Hinton

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