THE ARMY BLUES JAZZ ENSEMBLE -- 7-8:30 p.m. today. Big-band concert. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-218-6700.

THE MOONLIGHTERS -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Oldies, swing and blues music. Montpelier Mansion grounds, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive, Laurel. Free. 301-776-2805.

THE ROCK & ROLL RELICS -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Oldies concert. Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

For Children

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW -- 10-11 a.m. tomorrow. Ages 2 and older meet the various animals that live at the center. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

END-OF-SUMMER ROLLER-SKATING JAM -- 7-9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Roller-skating for families. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton. $2. 301-297-4648.

BASKETBALL HOT SHOT CONTEST -- 7-9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Ages 10-16 compete in a contest to see who is the best basketball player. Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover. Free. 301-773-5665.

WATER WORKS -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Water games for ages 5-12; bring a towel and change of clothes. Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant. $3. 301-773-8881.

Theater and Dance

"STAGE DOOR" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. A summer youth theater production directed by Roman S. Gusso and Kendra Simmons. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $12.50; younger than 18 and 65 and older, $10. 301-617-9906.

Lectures and Literature

ZANE -- 6:30 p.m. today. The best-selling author will sign her book "Nervous" as part of "Zane's Love Bus Tour." Karibu Books, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

HOLISTIC HEALTH SEMINAR -- 7:30 p.m. Monday. Local holistic health practitioner Annemarie Gabrielle discusses how physical, emotional and spiritual health are related. Borders Books & Music, 4420 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-352-5560.

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.

BIRD/NATURE WALK: GOVERNOR BRIDGE 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 in the parking lot of Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

BIRDING: BEGINNING, FAMILIES -- 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, for ages 8 and older. How to recognize local birds by their songs and plumage. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

CANOE LESSONS -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. A certified instructor teaches paddling skills to ages 10 and older. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $30. 301-779-0371.

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 exhibition 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. $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.


FAMILY FUN DAY -- 1-5 p.m. Saturday. All ages play games including tug-of-war, horseshoes and Frisbee. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $3. Reservations, 301-352-8983.

HAND-DANCE WORKSHOP -- 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hand-dance instructor teaches the latest steps. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

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