ALICIA DEENE AND JAY WEAVER -- 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Latin American love songs. New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-5642.

THE MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO -- 2 p.m. Wednesday. Chamber music concert. Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $10. 301-203-6070.

For Children

PETER PAN CLUB -- 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday. Aviation stories, crafts, games and museum exploration for ages 3-5. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: adults, $4; seniors, $3; ages 18 and younger, $2. 301-864-6029.

FAMILY ROLLER SKATE NIGHT -- 6:30-9 p.m. tomorrow. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton. $2. 301-297-4648.

CREATURE FEATURE: ALL ABOUT REPTILES -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday, for ages 3 and older. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3. 301-218-6702.

DOVIE THOMASON -- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Native American storyteller performs for all ages. Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.


And Literature

DANIEL TOOMEY -- 7:30 p.m. today. The Civil War writer discusses his book "Civil War Veterans and Their Organizations." Laurel Pool Club Room, Ninth and Main streets, Laurel. $3. 301-725-7975.

MICHAEL W. KAUFFMAN -- Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. The author discusses his new book, "American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination." Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-1121.

LISA NICHOLS -- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The author discusses "Chicken Soup for the African American Soul: Celebrating and Sharing Our Culture One Story at a Time." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.


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. today and Saturday. A park naturalist leads a pontoon ride to search for birds and other wildlife. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

FAMILY FUN WALK -- 7-10 p.m. Saturday. An evening walk from Glassmanor Community Center to Hillcrest Heights Community Center to Marlow Heights Community Center. Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights. Free. 301-423-0505.

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.


"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.

"SUSAN HOWLAND, PAINTING" -- Through Nov. 30. Paintings by Montpelier resident artist and instructor Susan Howland. 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.

"A LIFE IN PICTURES: WHAT I DO AND HOW I DO IT" -- Through Jan. 1. Vincent Verga, picture editor for the Library of Congress, presents works in two- and three-dimensional media. Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

"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.


SURRATT HOUSE -- Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours of the Civil War era house of the Surratst, who were tied to the Lincoln assassination. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-1121.

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