Thursday 16

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

SENIOR CENTER BID WHIST, for ages 55 and older. 12:30-3 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

Friday 17

ANIMAL TRACKING CLASS, for ages 6-12, a park ranger shows how to identify animals by the signs they leave. 10-11:30 a.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $4. Registration required. 301-297-4575.

Saturday 18

KAYAK LESSONS, for ages 10 and older; those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Boats, paddles and life jackets provided; sponsored by Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Lake Artemesia parking area, 55th Avenue and Berwyn Road, College Park. $25; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $30. Registration required. 301-927-2163.

GREENBELT GARDENING CLASS, a representative from the Prince George's County Master Gardeners will discuss how to plant an herb garden; a question-and-answer period follows. 10 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, sponsored by the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, at selected Prince George's County Fire/EMS Stations. Free. For a schedule, call your location station or 301-583-2200.

GLENARDEN FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 10:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS COMMUNITY DAY, food, games, arts and crafts, poetry, karaoke and vendors; music provided by a disc jockey. Sponsored by Wilburn Estates, Addison Woods and Wilburn civic associations. Noon-6 p.m., Walker Mill Middle School ground, 800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-499-1977.

HAND DANCE SOCIAL, for those 18 and older, with disc jockey Leroy Green. 8 p.m.-midnight, Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. $8; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $10. 301-567-6033.

Sunday 19

BOWIE FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon, Gallant Fox Lane and Route 197. Free. 301-809-3076.

NATURE DISCOVERY HIKE, for ages 11-13. 1-2:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Monday 20

HILLCREST HEIGHTS CIVIL WAR FILM, "Glory" (1989), starring Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick, about the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, an all-black unit of Northern freemen and escaped slaves in an 1863 assault on Confederate Fort Wagner, in Charleston, S.C. 6 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, for all ages and skill levels, with instructor Paul Yates. 7 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Tuesday 21

LAUREL NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, children learn about birds through stories, songs and a hike. 10-11:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

FRIENDS OF THE BLADENSBURG LIBRARY, fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 6:30 p.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

CLINTON BOOK DISCUSSION, Walter Mosley's novel "The Man in My Basement." 6:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Wednesday 22

LAUREL PUPPET SHOW, "Who's Afraid of the Little Brown Bat?" 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE CLASS, for ages 55 and older. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS CIVIL WAR TALK, historian C.R. Gibbs discusses "Past Glory, Modern Shame: The True Story of 'Glory' and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers." 6 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

TALES FROM OTHER LANDS, librarians present stories from around the world. 7 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Thursday 23

DISTRICT HEIGHTS STORIES, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

SENIORS CHESS CLUB, for ages 55 and older, all experience levels. 2-5:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr. Free. 301-809-2300 or www.bowieseniorcenter.org.

RIVERDALE PARK FARMERS MARKET, early crops, bedding plants, strawberries, flowers, baked goods, eggs, jams, baskets and honey. 3-7 p.m., Riverdale Park Town Center, Queensbury Road and Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale. Free. 301-927-6381.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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