RON KEARNS QUINTET -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Saxophonist and his quintet perform soulful jazz as part of the Montpelier Jazz Series. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $20. 301-953-1993.

For Children

GIRLS NIGHT -- 7-9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Girls ages 7-10 spend an evening working on scrapbooks, dancing and doing arts and crafts. Kettering/Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-390-8390.

CREATURE FEATURE: ALL ABOUT RAPTORS -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Ages 3 and older learn about raptors. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. Reservations, 301-218-6702.

BON APPETOTS -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 2-5 and their parents cook treats and make craft projects. Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. $6. 301-333-6561.

HALLOWEENIE ROAST -- 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Ages 8-15 roast hot dogs and marshmallows. An adult must accompany children younger than 12. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. $2. Reservations, 301-937-6613.

Lectures and Literature

CAROLINE IFE KEENE -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Author of "Cancer of the Spirit" will discuss her book. Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

Theater and Dance

"WAYANG KULIT" -- 6 p.m. Saturday. Gamelan Mitra Kusuma presents shadow puppetry from Bali with traditional Indonesian storytelling, music and voice. Joe's Movement Emporium, 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-699-1819.

ARTS UNITED -- 2 p.m. Sunday. Modern dance accompanied by a live jazz combo. Joe's Movement Emporium, 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. $5; students, $2. 301-699-1819.

JACK STANTON -- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Variety show combines music and storytelling. John Addison Concert Hall at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.

Sports 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 tours to observe birds and other wildlife. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

BAT AND BEAVER WALK -- 6:30-8 p.m. tomorrow. Naturalist-led hike for ages 5 and older to look for night animals including bats, beavers, insects and owls. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. Reservations, 301-218-6702.

FALL COLORS HIKE -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Naturalist-led hike to identify autumn-hued trees along woodland trails for ages 4 and older. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

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 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.


"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.

"THE MAD KIND" -- 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Bill Williams's political satire installation. New Deal Cafe, Roosevelt Center, 113 Centerway Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-5642.

"OPTICAL COLORFEAST" -- Through Nov. 21. Painting by Lisa Green and T.H. Gomillion. Landover Dental Associates, Largo Town Center, 932 Largo Center Dr., Largo. Free. 301-322-8900.

"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.


TRADITIONAL AMERICAN TRADES FAIR -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment, hands-on learning activities, games and demonstrations to show how things were made before the advent of modern technology. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Free. 301-953-1376.

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Family-oriented festival includes a dance showcase, fashion show and live entertainment. Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills. Free. 301-894-6616.

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