Thursday 23

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

RIVERDALE FARMERS MARKET, an open-air market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, cider, pumpkins, gourds and more. 3-7 p.m., Riverdale Park Town Center, Queensbury Road and Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale. Free. 301-927-6381.

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

Friday 24

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.

Saturday 25

COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET, an open-air market offering 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.

LANDOVER MATH SAT PREPARATION, for ages 13-18. 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $270; residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $225. Reservations required; call 301-583-2430 or go to www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

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

HYATTSVILLE INTERNATIONAL STREET FEST, with ethnic foods for sale, rides, clowns, a moon bounce and face-painting. Also, fireworks and performances by the Oasis Band and the Colours Performance Troupe, salsa dance lessons and information booths staffed by representatives from Hyattsville police and Prince George's County Fire Department. 4-8 p.m., 3100 block of Hamilton St., between Ager and Queens Chapel roads. Free. 301-985-5000 or www.hyattsville.org.

Sunday 26

BOWIE GARDENER'S TALK, master gardeners offer advice on fall gardens and help diagnose plant and gardening problems. There will be a question-and-answer session; bring fresh 3- to 4-inch samples with foliage from your plants for evaluation. 1:30 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

Monday 27

LAUREL STORY TIME, for ages 2-3. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free; limited to the first 35 persons. 301-776-6790.

BOWIE STORY TIME, for ages 3-5. 1 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free; limited to the first 30 people. 301-262-7000.

UPPER MARLBORO BOOK DISCUSSION, for ages 8-12, home-schooled students discuss Elizabeth George Speare's "The Witch of Blackbird Pond." 3 p.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-9330.

FORT WASHINGTON SCRABBLE GROUP, for all experience levels. 6:45 p.m., Sipp'ss Cafe, 10707 Indian Head Hwy., Fort Washington. Free. 301-868-6360.

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 28

GREENBELT STORY TIME, for ages 15 months and younger with a caregiver, 10:30 a.m.; for ages 17 -23 months with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free; each session limited to 15 children. 301-345-5800.

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

TAKOMA PARK KNITTING GROUP, for people 10 and older of all experience levels, knitting and crocheting. 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-587-7174.

LARGO CHESS CLUB, for all ages and skill levels. 7 p.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

HYATTSVILLE LIBRARY MEETING, about fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

ADOPTION INFORMATION, representatives from Adoptions Together discuss the process for adopting an older black child, ages 8 and older, and the support services that are available; adoptive parents must be residents of Maryland, Virginia or the District. 7-8:30 p.m., Seat Pleasant Activity Center, 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant. Free. 301-262-7000.

Wednesday 29

LANGLEY PARK SENIORS BIRTHDAY PARTY, for ages 60 and older, a celebration for those born in September and October, cake, punch, music, line dancing and more. 10 a.m.-12 noon, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

BRANDYWINE STORY TIME, ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1152.

HOMEWORK HELP DEMONSTRATION, students and parents can learn about a free service for students in grades 4-12, in which students get individual help from tutors in math, science, social studies and English; tutors are teachers, university professors and graduate school students; plus, information about online homework help available 2 p.m.-midnight daily at all branches of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and via the library's Web site, www.pgcmls.info. The demonstrations are at 3 p.m. at Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, 301-336-4044; 7 p.m. in English and Spanish, at Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel, 301-776-6790; 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights, 301-817-3750; and 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton, 301-868-9200. Free.

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

LAUREL BEDTIME STORIES, for ages 3-6, 7 p.m., limited to 35 children; for ages 6-9, 7:30 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Thursday 30

GLENARDEN STORY TIME, for ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

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

COLLEGE PARK ARCHIVES PROGRAM, archivist Michael Hussey discusses the records of the State Department and how to use them for family or other research. 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, Lecture Room C, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park. Free; reservations requested. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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