Thursday 19

HYATTSVILLE STORYTELLING, Liana Asim tells tales from around the world. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Friday 20

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.

MODEL GLIDER WORKSHOP, a tour of a College Park Aviation Museum gallery, followed by a workshop to decorate a plastic-foam model glider. Noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

Saturday 21

LAUREL NATURE PROGRAMS, for all ages, a guided hike in search of birds in refuge habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8-10 a.m.; a search for owls, bugs, bats, frogs and and other nocturnal creatures, 7:30-9 p.m. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; reservations required. 301-497-5887.

UPPER MARLBORO NATURE HIKE, ages 4 and older learn about sights and sounds of nature on a guided nature hike. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2; residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $1. Registration required. 301-218-6702.

LARGO STORY TIME, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

BOWIE HISTORY EVENT, demonstrations of quilting, knitting, daguerreotypes, candle-making, cooking and other Civil War-era domestic activities, sponsored by the Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society and the City of Bowie Museums. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3089.

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

COLLEGE PARK HISTORICAL TRIBUTE, a program about Charles Young, an African American who graduated in 1889 from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and in 1903 became a national park superintendent at Sequoia National Park in California. Young led troops to construct a major road that allowed public access to the park's giant redwood trees. 5 p.m., Greenbelt National Park ranger station, 6565 Greenbelt Rd., College Park. Free. 301-344-3944.

REMOTE-CONTROL CAR RALLY SIGN-UP, reservation deadline for a contest for ages 10 and older to be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28. Electric cars only; refreshments sold. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $1. 301-248-4404.

Sunday 22

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

Monday 23

HYATTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 2-3, includes songs. 11 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, for all ages, tips from instructor Paul Yates. 7 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-630-4900.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS STORIES, for ages 2-6. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Tuesday 24

LANDOVER COMPUTER CLASS, for beginners ages 18 and older, hands-on instruction in the basics of personal computer use, operating systems and terminology. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Aug. 26, Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $60; residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $50. Registration required. 301-583-2430.

BLADENSBURG HAWAIIAN MUSIC, for ages 6-12, Kathleen Haller will present "Hawaiian Rhythms-Ku'ulei," a South Pacific dance, music and culture program. 10:30 a.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for ages 10 and older, knitting and crocheting for all experience levels. 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month, Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-587-7174 or e-mail knitgenia@aol.com.

LARGO CHESS CLASS, for all ages, with instructor Guy Charity. Beginner level, 7 p.m.; advanced-beginner level, 7:45 p.m. Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

Wednesday 25

BELTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, for all ages, with instructor Ted Fagan. 5 p.m., Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St., Fairmount Heights. Free. 301-883-2650.

HYATTSVILLE BEDTIME STORIES, for ages 3-6. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Thursday 26

PETER PAN CLUB, for 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 regular museum admission of $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

LARGO STORY TIME, for ages 3-5. 11 a.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

HYATTSVILLE CHESS CLUB, for all ages, with instructor Ted Fagan. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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