GREENBELT CONCERT BAND -- 7 p.m. Thursday. Light classical pieces, a Broadway medley, patriotic tunes and marches in a program to celebrate the conclusion of Prince George's County Memorial Library System's adult summer reading program, Escape to Reading. Greenbelt Branch Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-699-3500.

SKIP MAHONEY & THE CASUALS -- 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Classic rhythm-and-blues. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-218-6700.

AFTER HOURS BAND -- 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Rock and soul music. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton. Free. 301-297-4648.

For Children

CHILDREN'S CRAFT WORKSHOP -- 4-6 p.m. Friday. Children 12 and younger create a summer craft project. Berwyn Heights Community Center, 6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights. $4. Reservations, 301-345-2808.

REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRPLANE WORKSHOP -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For all ages, an introduction to various types of remote-controlled airplanes. Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills. $6. 301-894-6616.

NATURE CLUB FOR CHILDREN -- 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 6-12 learn about nature and ecology at a monthly program of games, crafts, stories and other activities. The club meets the first Saturday of each month. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $2. 301-779-0371.

SUNDAY SUMMER FUN -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Children ages 5-12 will participate in 19th-century activities and make crafts. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. Child, $3. 301-464-5291.


"STAGE DOOR" -- 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The Laurel Mill Playhouse presents a summer youth theater production, directed by Roman S. Gusso and Kendra Simmons. $12.50; Under 18 and 65 and over, $10. 301-617-9906.

Lectures and Literature

ZANE -- 7 p.m. Friday. The bestselling author will sign her book "Nervous" as part of "Zane's Love Bus Tour." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. 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., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

SUNSET BOAT TOUR -- 6-8 p.m. Friday. Pontoon boat ride on the Patuxent River for ages 6 and older. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $4. 301-627-6074.

"IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR" -- 7-10 p.m. Friday. All ages play together and compete in activities including volleyball and a tug of war. Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Suitland. $2. 301-736-5318.

BIRD/NATURE WALK: FRAN UHLER NATURAL AREA -- 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Naturalist-led walk through the forested flood plain of the Patuxent River, for ages 6 and older. Meet at the gate at the end of Lemons Bridge Road near Bowie State University. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

NATURE POWER WALK -- 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Naturalist-led brisk hikes. Ages 16 and older. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. 301-297-4575.

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.


"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.

"THROUGH A PINHOLE, CLEARLY" -- Through Aug. 28. Group show by photographers who explore the possibilities of the pinhole camera. Main Gallery, John Addison Concert Hall at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

"THIS FAIR LADY: THE LIFE OF LETTICE LEE" -- Through Sept. 26. Exhibition includes artifacts from Lee, who lived at Darnall's Chance between 1748 and 1776. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Admission $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. $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1. 301-868-1121.

"HORACE CAPRON AT 200: A FOUNDER'S LIFE" -- Through December. Exhibition about a founder of Laurel who is also known internationally. The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and the first Friday of the month; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free. 301-725-7975.

"PLEASE BE SEATED" -- Ongoing. Nineteenth-century chairs, sofas, stools and benches from the Riversdale House Museum's permanent collection. 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale. $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 contribution of black ironworkers in Laurel. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. $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., Greenbelt. 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 signing of the armistice in 1953. National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-713-6800.


VARIETY DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. tomorrow. The Laurel Friendship Club hosts its monthly dance, featuring modern, oldies, big band, ballroom, Latin, swing, country and line dances. Phelps Center, Eighth and Montgomery streets, Laurel. $2.99. 301-937-2896.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY HOMES TOUR -- Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Tour of historic residences in the county, for ages 14 and older. Billingsley House Museum, 6900 Green Landing Road, Upper Marlboro. $6. 301-627-0730.

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