Thursday 26

SUITLAND YOUTH PARTY SIGN-UP, for ages 10-16, reservations required by Aug. 30 for a party to celebrate the back-to-school season. The party will take place from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 3, and will feature games, music and a comedy puppet show presented by disc jockey Rod Turner. Hot dogs, potato chips, soda and other items will be sold. Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Suitland. $4; residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $3. 301-736-3518.

HYATTSVILLE CHESS CLUB, for all ages and skill levels, instruction by Ted Fagan. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Friday 27

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.

TEEN COMEDY SHOW, for ages 13-17, performances by local comedians. 7-10 p.m., Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills. Free. 301-894-6616.

Saturday 28

COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET, an open-air market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 7 a.m.-noon, Ellen Linson Swimming Pool parking lot, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. Free. 301-277-3717.

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

AVIATION MUSEUM TOURS, for all ages, guided tours. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with regular museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; ages 18 and younger, $2. 301-864-6029 or www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

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.

LANDOVER BACK TO SCHOOL COOKOUT, for ages 12-17, refreshments and a chance to win school supplies. 5-8 p.m., Columbia Park/Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

Monday 30

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.

Tuesday 31

LANDOVER COMPUTER CLASSES, for ages 18 and older, Microsoft (MS) Windows and MS Word and Excel software applications. Two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Sept. 2., Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $60; residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $50. Reservations required. 301-583-2430.

AVIATION CRAFTS WORKSHOP, noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with regular museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; ages 18 and younger, $2. 301-864-6029 or www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

NEW CARROLLTON STORY TIME, for ages 3-7, 7 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

HYATTSVILLE BOOK TALK, John Blake reads from his book "Children of the Movement," a profile of 24 children of civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr., Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), James Earl Chaney and others. 6:30 p.m., Karibu Bookstore, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

BOWIE ADOPTION WORKSHOP, information about adopting an older African American child, sponsored by the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Adoptions Together. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

LARGO CHESS CLASSES, for all ages. Beginners, 7 p.m.; advanced beginners, 7:45 p.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

Wednesday 1

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.

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT, for ages 15 and older. 6:30-9 p.m., Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $3; with center ID, $2. Reservations required by Aug. 31. 301-248-4404.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS POETRY, for teenagers and adults, open-microphone poetry readings. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Thursday 2

NEW CARROLLTON STORY TIME, for ages 3-5, 10:15 a.m.; for ages 11/2-2, 11 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS STORY TIME, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St. Free. 301-630-4900.

HYATTSVILLE BOOK TALK, Nicholas Sparks discusses "Three Weeks With My Brother," about how Sparks and his brother Micah used a trip around the world as a journey of renewal after suffering multiple family tragedies. 7:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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