HOMESPUN CEILIDH BAND -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Celtic music concert, part of the Old Town Bowie Saturday Concert Series. Town Green, Ninth Street and Route 564, Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

For Children

BACK-TO-SCHOOL JAM -- 7-10 p.m. tomorrow, for ages 10-16. The latest hip-hop and rhythm-and-blues, played by DJ Rod Turner, a puppet show and group games. Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Suitland. $3. 301-736-3518.

NATURE CRAFTS -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday, for ages 3-8. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. Reservations, 301-218-6702.

HAND-MOLDED WALL PLAQUES -- 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. Ages 6-12 will use plaster of Paris to create two hand-molded wall plaques. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $9. 301-352-8983.

ONE-ON-ONE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Ages 8 and older try to win a trophy. There will be music, and every participant will receive a certificate. Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. $1. Reservations, 301-567-6033.

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW -- 1-2 p.m. Wednesday. Ages 2-6 meet animals from the Clearwater Nature Center. 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2. Reservations, 301-297-4575.


"OUTDOOR RECESS" -- 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Metropolitan Ebony Theatre presents an offbeat comedy by local playwright Joy Jones, about two women lamenting the troubles of corporate America. Hallam Theatre, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $20; students and seniors, $15. 301-322-0444.


And Literature

THOMAS GREEN -- 4 p.m. Saturday. The author of "Courting Miss Thang" will discuss his book. Karibu Books, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.


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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Guided 45-minute pontoon tours to observe birds and other wildlife. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

BIRD AND NATURE WALK -- 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Members of the Prince George's Audubon Society lead a leisurely walk through a natural area in search of resident and migrant birds. Ages 6 and older. 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 hike for ages 18 and older. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

RIVER ECOLOGY BOAT TOURS -- 2-3 p.m. Sundays, for all ages. A naturalist leads a pontoon boat trip and teaches about the wetlands, wildlife and history of the area. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; reservations, 301-627-6074.

CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL-AREA DRIVING TOUR -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Self-guided, four-mile driving tour includes interpretive stops, an observation tower and a timber bridge over scenic wetlands. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.


"THIS FAIR LADY: THE LIFE OF LETTICE LEE" -- Through Sept. 26. Artifacts from the life of Lettice Lee, resident of the historic home from 1748 to 1776. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1. 301-952-8010.

"DAVID BROSCH, PRINTS" -- Through Sept. 28. The resident printmaker at Montpelier will show his latest work in the Resident Artists' Gallery. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"SONGS OF SUMMER" -- Through Sept. 30. Colored pencil drawings and watercolors by Ingrid Cowan Hass. New Deal Cafe, Roosevelt Center, 113 Centerway Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-5642.

"GETTING OUT THE VOTE: THE POLITICAL SCENE IN THE 1800s" -- Through Nov. 30. Political memorabilia of the era. 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 Dec. 31. Photographs, autobiography excerpts and other artifacts chronicle the life and times of Laurel's founder. The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. Free. 301-725-7975.

"SSS . . . WHEN THE IRON WAS HOT: AFRICAN AMERICAN IRONWORKERS IN LAUREL/MUIRKIRK 1730-1930" -- Through March 31. Historical exhibition celebrates 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.

"PLEASE BE SEATED" -- Ongoing. Nineteenth-century chairs, sofas, stools and benches from the museum's permanent collection. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale. $3; seniors, $2; children, $1. 301-864-0420.

"LIVING THE HEALTHY LIFE: SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS IN THE NEW DEAL ERA" -- Ongoing. Historical exhibition examines the evolution of health and fitness awareness during the 1930s and '40s. Greenbelt Museum, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 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 documenting 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. Friday. 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.

JEWELRY WORKSHOP: SILVER CLAY -- 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Experienced designer teaches ages 16 and older how to design silver jewelry using a silver clay technique. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. $40; kit fee, $12. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

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