Concerts

U.S. AIR FORCE BAND -- 8 p.m. today. The performance is part of the band's Chamber Players Series. The John Addison Concert Hall at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

NASAR ABADEY AND SUPERNOVA -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. THe band performs original compositions and jazz standards as part of the Montpelier Jazz Series. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $20. 301-953-1993.

For Children

NATURE DISCOVERY: BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS -- 1-2 p.m. today. Children ages 3-5 will learn why leaves change color in autumn. Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. $2. Reservations, 301-927-2163.

SCARECROW WORKSHOP -- 6:30-7:30 p.m. today, for ages 5-12. Participants should bring old clothes and stockings to make their scarecrows. Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover. Free. 301-773-5665.

SPOOKY SKATE NIGHT -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. Halloween-themed roller-skating and a costume contest, for ages 6-12. Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $6. 301-953-7882.

"MISS NELSON IS MISSING" -- 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A play about children who take advantage of their teacher's good nature. When Miss Nelson suddenly disappears, they are faced with the most feared substitute ever and realize how much they miss their kind, sweet teacher. Recommended for grades 2-6. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $5. 301-277-1710.

PUMPKIN DECORATING -- 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. Ages 6-12 can color and decorate small pumpkins or bring a large pumpkin to decorate. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

Lectures

And Literature

ALICE MCGILL -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Children's author will read from her book, "Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit and His Walkin' Talkin' Friends." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

Theater

And Dance

"IMPROVISE THIS!" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Action Theatre presents a show combining narrative, movement and live music. The show contains adult content and language. Joe's Movement Emporium, 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. $12; students, $10; younger than 16, $6. 301-699-1819.

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 TOUR -- 12-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Park naturalist leads a pontoon ride to search for birds and other wildlife. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

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.

Exhibitions

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

"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. A celebration of 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. An examination of 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.

Miscellaneous

MIDDLETON MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE -- 6-11 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. Annual haunted house produced by Tulip Gulch Productions for the 18th season. Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $12. 301-464-4880.

NON-HAUNTED HAYRIDE -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Games, snacks and a hayride for families. Morningside Town Hall, 6901 Ames St., Morningside. $2. 301-736-2301.

ORIENTAL BRUSH-PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH KIT-KUENG KAN -- 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday. The local artist teaches Chinese painting techniques; materials provided. John Addison Concert Hall at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $30. 301-203-6070.

HAUNTED HAND-DANCE SOCIAL AND COSTUME PARTY -- 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Haunted hand-dance party for ages 21 and older. Costume and dance prizes will be awarded. Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. $12. 301-552-1093.

HARVEST FESTIVAL -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. Carnival games, crafts and food for the whole family. Peppermill Community Center, 610 Hill Rd., Landover. $6. 301-350-8410.

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