Thursday 15

AVIATION MUSEUM MOVIES, "The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995), starring Laurence Fishburne and Cuba Gooding Jr., based on the true story of the black aviators who broke the color barrier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, 2 p.m.; "Battle of Britain" (1969), starring Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier and Trevor Howard, about British aviators who fought the German air force during World War II, 2 p.m. Friday. Popcorn and lemonade served at both films. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission of $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

JUGGLING, MUSIC AND POETRY, Nick Newlin and Joanne Flynn perform "The Nicolo Whimsey Show," a Renaissance-style entertainment. 2 p.m., Accokeek Library, 16200 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2521.

Friday 16

COLLEGE PARK NEEDLE ARTS, an informal weekly gathering to work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch, sponsored by the College Park Needle Arts Society. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630.

AVIATION MUSEUM WORKSHOP, a tour of the gallery and a workshop to decorate a plastic-foam flier to take home. Noon-4 p.m. and July 30, College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

Saturday 17

BUTTERFLY SPOTTING, for ages 10 and older, a guided three-mile hike to learn about butterflies and their role in the ecosystem, and to identify species common to Maryland. Field guides recommended; bring water and dress appropriately. 8:30-11:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

UPPER MARLBORO KAYAKING, for ages 12 and older, an exploration of the Patuxent River's tidal wetlands on a guided kayak trip; equipment provided. 9 a.m.-noon, Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $15; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $18. Reservations required. 301-627-6074.

ALL ABOUT BATS, for ages 8-10, a park ranger discusses facts and myths about bats in an interactive program. 1-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

UPPER MARLBORO BOAT TOUR, an educational river-ecology tour on board the Otter. 2-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Patuxent River Park 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; registration required. 301-627-6074.

Monday 19

LAUREL MINI-CAMP, for ages 5-7, park rangers teach campers about mammals, birds, fish and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

MOVIE AND BOOK DISCUSSION, "Holes" (2003), starring Sigourney Weaver, about a boy, punished for a crime he did not commit, who lands in a juvenile correctional facility headed by a malicious female warden. Following the movie there will be a discussion of the Louis Sachar novel on which it is based. 7 p.m., Surratts Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

ADOPTION INFORMATION, representatives from Adoptions Together discuss the process for adopting an older black child, ages 8 and older, and the support services that are available. Adoptive parents must be residents of Maryland, Virginia or the District. 7-8:30 p.m., Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville. Free. 301-439-2900.

Tuesday 20

AVIATION MUSEUM CRAFT WORKSHOP, noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS PUPPET SHOW, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre performs "Jester's Box." 1 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

UPPER MARLBORO CONCERT, Jim Hossick (Kidsinger Jim) performs original songs and plays the guitar. 2 p.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-9330.

TEMPLE HILLS FILM, "Whale Rider" (2003), about a young girl who challenges her tribal group for a leadership position; a discussion of Witi Ihimaera's novel "The Whale Rider" follows. 3:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

MOVIE AND BOOK DISCUSSION, "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002), starring James Caviezel, about an honest sailor who is wrongly and deliberately imprisoned. A discussion of the Alexandre Dumas book will follow. 6:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Wednesday 21

SCIENCE PROGRAMS, representatives from the Maryland Science Center use puzzles to demonstrate the mystery of science. 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt, 301-345-5800; and 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Hillcrest Heights, 301-630-4900. Free.

BOWIE PUPPETRY, Susan Wall's Carousel Puppets. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

CLINTON STORIES AND DANCE, Maria Broom and Jali D. dance and play drums in an audience-interactive program. 2 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

BOWIE FILM AND BOOK DISCUSSION, a screening of "Holes" (2003), starring Sigourney Weaver, about a boy punished for a crime he did not commit, followed by a discussion of the Louis Sachar novel on which the film is based. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

OXON HILL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, to honor Sgt. Clifton Rife II, a 13-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department who was killed in the line of duty June 2 in the Glassmanor community, and Lt. Elmer "Dino" Mahaffey, a 15-year veteran of the Prince George's County Fire Department who was injured when he became trapped on the second floor of a burning house. 7 p.m., Glassmanor Unity Park, Maury Avenue and Audrey Lane, Oxon Hill. Free. 301-776-1363.

MOVIE AND BOOK TALK, "The Princess Diaries" (2001), starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, about a clumsy teenager who learns she is a princess in a small European country. A discussion of the Meg Cabot novel will follow. 7 p.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

WILDLIFE TRAM TOUR, wildlife and habitats seen from an electric, open-air tram. 7:15-8:15 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. $3; ages 55 and older, $2; ages 12 and younger, $1. Exact change and reservations required. 301-497-5887.

Thursday 22

GLENARDEN PUPPET SHOW, for ages 6-12, the Rainbow Company presents an interactive performance of "Little Red Riding Hood." 10 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

REPTILE SHOWS, for ages 6-12, representatives from Reptile World introduce live, large and gentle reptiles. 10:30 a.m., Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine, 301-888-1152; and 2 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville, 301-937-0294. Free.

COLLEGE PARK PETER PAN CLUB, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, aviation-based activities, including 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 museum admission of $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

LARGO JUGGLING, MUSIC AND POETRY, Nick Newlin and Joanne Flynn perform "The Nicolo Whimsey Show," a Renaissance-style entertainment. 2 p.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

NEW CARROLLTON HAWAIIAN MUSIC, for ages 6-12, Kathleen Haller will present "Hawaiian Rhythms -- Ku'ulei," a South Pacific dance, music and culture program. 2 p.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

and LISA MARTIN

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