DAVEY YARBOROUGH AND ESTHER WILLIAMS -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. The saxophonist and the singer perform as part of the Montpelier Jazz Series. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $20. 301-953-1993.

For Children

PINATA PARTY -- 3-4 p.m. today. Ages 6-12 try to break a pinata filled with treats. College Park Youth Services Center, 4912 Nantucket Rd., College Park. Free. 301-345-4425.

ALL ABOUT RAPTORS -- 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Children 3 and older can meet a bald eagle, owls and hawks. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

KINDERFEST -- Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The 24th annual family festival includes pony rides, hayrides, scarecrow-making, a pumpkin patch, face-painting, moon bounces, carnival games, live music, farm and nature activities, and train and carousel rides. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Admission is free; fees for some activities. 301-218-6700.


And Literature

COLIN CHANNER -- 7 p.m. today. The author of "Passing Through," a short-story collection, discusses his book. Largo-Kettering branch library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

Theater and Dance

"EAST AS CENTER" -- 10:30 a.m. today; 8 p.m. tomorrow; 3 p.m. Saturday. Chitresh Das Dance Company presents a show of world-class dancers and musicians from India and Bali, performing an excerpt from the Ramayana, an epic tale from India. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $5 per person today and tomorrow; $12 per person Saturday. 301-277-1710.

"AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Greenbelt Arts Center presents Wendy Wasserstein's play exploring political power in Washington. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $10; seniors and students, $8. 301-441-8770.


And Recreation

DROP-IN WATER AEROBICS -- 7:30-8:30 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 boat tours to observe birds and other wildlife. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

BIRD/NATURE WALK: FRAN UHLER NATURAL AREA -- 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Leisurely walk led by a naturalist through the forested flood plain of the Patuxent River for ages 6 and older. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.

FITNESS NATURALLY -- 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Stroll along hiking trail, led by a naturalist and motivator, ages 16 and older. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. 301-297-4575.

CAPITAL CHALLENGE HORSE SHOW -- 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. A-rated hunter/jumper show with local and regional riders. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7999.

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.

RIVER ECOLOGY BOAT TOURS -- 2-3 p.m. Sundays. 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.


"THIS FAIR LADY: THE LIFE OF LETTICE LEE" -- Through Sunday. Artifacts from the life of Lettice Lee, resident of the historic Darnall's Chance House 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 Tuesday. 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.

"SUSANNA BRABAENDER, DIVINE INFANTS" -- Today. Raku-fired pottery. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

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

"DIALOGUE: ART.TECHNOLOGY.IMAGERY" -- Through Oct. 28. Digital photography and multimedia works by various artists. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"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 the signing of the armistice in 1953. National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-713-6800.


HARVEST CONCERT AND ARTS/CRAFTS FAIR -- 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Arts, crafts and music to celebrate fall. Roosevelt Center, Southway and Crescent roads, Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-2192.

DAY OF DIVAS -- 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment combined with health and beauty tips for women 18 and older. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-248-4404.

FALL HAND DANCE -- 8 p.m.-midnight tomorrow. Dance for ages 21 and older. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $10. 301-203-6040.

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