AMERICAN BALALAIKA SYMPHONY -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A concert with virtuoso balalaika soloist Andrei Gorbachev. (The balalaika is a Russian plucked string instrument.) Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Blvd. and Stadium Dr., College Park. $25. 301-305-2787.

For Children

PETER PAN CLUB -- 10:30 a.m.-noon today. Aviation stories, crafts, games and museum exploration for ages 3-5. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; ages 18 and younger, $2. 301-864-6029.

FUN DAY -- 2-6 p.m. today. Kids ages 6-12 participate in goofy relay races, backwards basketball and other games. Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. Free. 301-333-6561.

FATHER-CHILD FREE-THROW CONTEST -- 12-2 p.m. Saturday. Father-child teams will compete in basketball contests, and prizes will be awarded. All ages. Peppermill Community Center, 610 Hill Rd., Landover. $5 per team. Reservations, 301-350-8410.

KIDDIE KRAFTS -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 make a craft for Father's Day. South Bowie Community Center, 1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie. $6. 301-249-1622.

Theater and Dance

"FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Prince George's Little Theatre Inc. presents a comedy about five reluctant bridesmaids at an ostentatious wedding. The Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $10; seniors and students ages 18 and younger, $8. 301-277-1710.

"DINNER WITH FRIENDS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Two couples who have been close friends for 12 years find that their shared love of cooking may be the one thing that can keep them together through hard times. Outdoor amphitheatre, Hard Bargain Farm, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $12; students and seniors, $10. 301-645-0001.

Lectures and Literature

DONNA BRAZILE -- 6:30 p.m. today. Former campaign manager for Al Gore will discuss her book "Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way. Free. 301-352-4110.

Sports and Recreation

DEEP-WATER WALKING -- 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pool workout for ages 18 and older. Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex, 8615-A McLain Ave., Glenarden. $6. 301-772-5515.

ANACOSTIA RIVER BOAT TOURS -- Noon-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 7-7:45 p.m. Sundays. A guided tour aboard a pontoon to search for birds and other wildlife. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-779-0371.

SUNSET BOAT TOURS -- 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. Ages 6 and older take a pontoon cruise on the Patuxent River. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $4. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

BIRD AND NATURE WALK -- 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Ages 6 and older accompany members of the Prince George's Audubon Society on a walk through Governor Bridge Natural Area in search of resident and migrant birds. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

BOAT RENTAL DAY -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Canoing, kayaking and rowboating. Two-hour limit per customer. An adult must accompany children younger than 16. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-779-0371.

AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN DANCE WORKOUT -- 10-11:15 a.m. Saturdays. An intense workout for ages 16 and older. Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl. $7. 301-927-2163.

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

DROP-IN WATER AEROBICS -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Low-impact water aerobics exercise class. Ellen Linson Swimming Pool, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. $7. 301-277-3717.


HSIN-HSI CHEN -- Through Saturday. Pencil and mixed media on paper constructions. Main Gallery, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6040.

"UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHS" -- Through June 30. Artist's reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Photographs by Karan Temple True taken underwater in Bonaire, one of the islands in the Netherlands Antilles. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-5642.

"NORMANDY PORTRAITS" -- Through Aug. 21. Photographs and personal histories commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"THIS FAIR LADY: THE LIFE OF LETTICE LEE" -- Through Sept. 26. Exhibit and artifacts from Lee, who lived at Darnall's Chance from 1748 to 1776. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Admission is $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1. 301-952-8010.

"GETTING OUT THE VOTE: THE POLITICAL SCENE IN THE 1800s" -- Through November. Political memorabilia. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Admission is $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1. 301-868-1121.

"PLEASE BE SEATED" -- Ongoing. Nineteenth-century chairs, sofas, stools and benches from the Riversdale House Museum's permanent collection. 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale. Admission $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1. 301-864-0420.

"SSS . . . WHEN THE IRON WAS HOT: AFRICAN AMERICAN IRONWORKERS IN LAUREL/MUIRKIRK 1730-1930" -- Through March 2005. Exhibition examines the contributions of black ironworkers in Laurel. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Admission is $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1. 301-953-1376.

"LIVING THE HEALTHY LIFE: SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS IN THE NEW DEAL ERA" -- Ongoing. The development of health and fitness awareness through sports, government, city planning and daily life in the 1930s and '40s. Greenbelt Museum, 15 Crescent Rd. 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.

"THE FORGOTTEN WAR REMEMBERED: AMERICA AND THE KOREAN WAR" -- Ongoing. Includes 20 photographs chronicling the war, from growing tension during the late 1940s through the signing of the armistice in 1953. National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-713-6800.


MARYLAND SPECIAL OLYMPICS HORSE SHOW -- 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Special Olympians compete on horseback in the outdoor rings. The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7999.

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