Thursday 23

NEW CARROLLTON PUPPET SHOW, the Kaydee Puppets in "Roarin' Good Lion Tales" and "Rumpelstiltskin." 2 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

HYATTSVILLE LIBRARY CHESS CLUB, for ages 13 and older, with instructor Ted Fagan; beginning and intermediate-level players welcome. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Saturday 25

BUTTERFLY HIKE, for ages 10 and older, a guided, 21/2-mile walk to identify local butterfly species and learn about their role in the ecosystem. Field guides recommended; participants should bring water and dress appropriately. 8:30-noon, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; reservations required. 301-497-5887.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP, for teachers, "Wonders of Wetlands," an overview of indoor and outdoor activities for students. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. $10. Registration required. 301-497-5898.

BOWIE GARDENING TALK, how to attract butterflies to a garden. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

TWILIGHT HISTORICAL TOUR, costumed guides will lead tours of the Civil War-era home of the Surratt family, highlighting connections to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 6-8 p.m., Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. $1; ages 4 and younger, free. 301-868-1121.

Sunday 26

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

PATUXENT RIVER SHORE TOURING, self-guided driving tour with interpretive stops and observation towers highlighting critical areas of the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; registration required. 301-627-6074.

Monday 27

DISTRICT HEIGHTS BEDTIME STORIES, for ages 2-6. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

LAUREL ADOPTION WORKSHOP, representatives of Adoptions Together will discuss the support services and process for adopting African American children 8 and older; adoptive parents must be residents of Maryland, Virginia or the District. 7-8:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-439-2900 or

Tuesday 28

LANGLEY PARK BRIDGE GAMES, for ages 60 and older. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

Wednesday 29

SENIOR CENTER LINE DANCING, for ages 60 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

HYATTSVILLE AUTHOR EVENT, Katy Kelly presents her children's books, "Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me," and "Lucy Rose: Big on Plans." Lucy Rose is an 8-year-old who has recently moved to Washington and must adjust to a new school. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

BOWIE MOVIE, for ages 13-18, "Spider-Man 2." 6:30 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

BID WHIST TOURNAMENT, for ages 18 years and older; bring a partner. 6-10 p.m., Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills. $5; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $7. 301-894-6616.

Thursday 30

LARGO STORY TIME, for ages 3-5. 11 a.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

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.

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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