Thursday 11

COMPUTER CLASSES, for people 55 and older, basic and advanced personal computer use, sponsored by PC Seniors, an organization of the Collington Episcopal Life Care Retirement Community. Times and dates vary for the classes, which are scheduled through April, at the retirement community, 10450 Lottsford Rd., Mitchellville. $25 for four basic classes; prices vary for advanced classes. 301-925-7571.

THANKSGIVING MEAL SIGN-UP, for people 55 and older, reservation deadline is Nov. 17 for a holiday dinner to be held noon-3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights. Free. 301-423-0505.

Friday 12

ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP, for students in grades 4-12, tutoring in math, science, social studies and English from teachers, university professors and graduate school students. 2 p.m.-midnight daily; Spanish-speaking tutors in math and science, 2-10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays. Available at all branches of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and through the library's Web site, www.pgcmls.info.

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 13

HYATTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 3-6, in English and Spanish. 10:30 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

PRE-THANKSGIVING BRUNCH, for people 50 and older, a holiday meal and entertainment. 11 a.m., Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-567-6033.

GARDENING TALK, "Preparing Your Garden For Winter," master gardeners discuss fall planting and diagnose problems. Bring fresh, 3- to 4-inch samples with foliage from your plants for evaluation. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Monday 15

LANDOVER COMPUTER CLASSES, for those 18 and older who have completed classes in Microsoft (MS) Windows and MS Word and Excel software applications. 9 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $50; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $60. Reservations required. 301-583-2430 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

THE BEST MEDICINE, for ages 60 and older, a discussion of the physical and emotional benefits of laughter; includes a joke session. 11 a.m., Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

BELTSVILLE GAMES CLUB, for all ages, chess and other games of strategy. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613.

Tuesday 16

EXERCISE FOR SENIORS, for ages 55 and older, standing, sitting and walking exercises. 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. $7 per month. 301-449-0490.

GAMES AND SOCIAL HOUR, for ages 55 and older. 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Nov. 18, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6040.

BLADENSBURG LIBRARY MEETING, the Bladensburg Friends of the Library discuss fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 6:30 p.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, tips from instructor Ted Fagan. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Wednesday 17

LANDOVER GYMNASTICS WORKSHOP, for ages 18 months-14 years with an adult, instruction for exercises using gymnastic equipment. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 18, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Children, $4; adult companions, free. Maximum of three children per one adult. 301-583-2400 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

HYATTSVILLE EVENING STORY TIME, for ages 3-6. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Thursday 18

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

MEDICARE DISCUSSION, for ages 55 and older, about Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare approved discount drug cards and more, sponsored by the Law Foundation of Prince George's County and the Prince George's County Area Agency on Aging. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie; Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs; and Glenarden Senior Center, 8600 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-864-8354.

FEDERAL RETIREE INSURANCE, discussion of 2005 federal retiree health insurance program options, led by Ken Glass, director of member benefits division at the national headquarters of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, at a meeting of the association's Southern Prince George's County Chapter 1260. 1 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-735-6169.

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP, for ages 16 and older, parents and guardians, how to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form; bring 2004 income tax and W-2 forms. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $10; family members of paying participant, free. Registration required. 301-583-2430 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

BOWIE STORY TIME, for ages 3-6, in English and Spanish. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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