THE CRAYFISH -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Performance by the rock group. Town Green Park, 13050 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

M&R PROJECT -- sunset Sunday. Oldies cover band performs. Town Green Park, 13050 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

For Children

CREEK HIKE -- 10 a.m. tomorrow. Naturalist-led walk for children 6 and older; participants should dress for wet conditions. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

KIDS CRAFT: WALL HANGING -- noon Saturday. Independence Day-themed craft workshop for ages 6-13. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $9. 301-352-8983.

PRETEEN BINGO -- 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Age 8-12. Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. $3. 301-567-6033.


And Literature

ADJOA J. BURROWES -- noon Saturday. Children's book author and illustrator reads from "Grandma's Purple Flowers." Bowie Town Center, Karibu Books, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. 301-352-4110.

Theater and Dance

"OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. A comedy by Joe DiPietro. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $12; seniors and students, $10. 301-441-8770.

"DAMN YANKEES" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. 2nd Star Productions performs the musical comedy. Whitemarsh Park, Bowie Playhouse, Route 3 and Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie. $17; students and seniors, $14. 301-858-7245.

"OUR AMERICAN COUSIN" -- 8 p.m. Monday. New Old Theater performs by candlelight the comedy by Tom Taylor, best known as the play that Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated. Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $15; students and seniors, $10; children 5 and younger, $5. 301-725-6037.

"THE TAFFETAS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Through July 17. A musical written by Rick Lewis. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $15; seniors and students, $12.50. 301-617-9906.


And Exercise

DROP-IN WATER AEROBICS -- 7:30-8:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. Water exercise class open to those 18 and older. Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex, 8615-A McLain Ave., Glenarden. $7; seniors $6. 301-772-5515.

KAYAK KAPER -- 9 a.m. Saturday. Guided kayak trip through the Patuxent River's tidal wetlands; bring sun block, hats and water. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $18. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS CANOE TOUR -- 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A park naturalist leads a canoe tour of the gardens; canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $12. Reservations, 301-779-0371.

KAYAK LESSONS -- 10 a.m. Saturday. A certified instructor teaches paddling skills. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided; bring a bag lunch. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $30. Reservations, 301-779-0371.

RIVER ECOLOGY BOAT TOUR -- 2 p.m. Sunday. A park naturalist leads a pontoon tour of the Patuxent River. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL-AREA DRIVING TOUR -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Self-guided four-mile driving tour includes interpretive stops, an observation tower and a timber bridge over wetlands. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.


MIKE SHAFFER -- through Aug. 19. Works from the artist's "Line Paintings" series. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"EMERGING SCULPTORS" -- through Aug. 21. The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center's 24th annual invitational sculpture exhibition. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Main Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"MAN'S BEST FRIENDS: COLONIAL AMERICANS AND THEIR PETS" -- through Aug. 31. Exhibition about pets kept by Americans in the 18th century. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. $4; seniors, $3; children 5 and older, $2. 301-952-8010.

"140 YEARS AGO: THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY" -- through Nov. 27. Photos, maps and memorabilia related to John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Abraham Lincoln and escape through southern Maryland. Surratt House Museum, 9110 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. $3; seniors, $2; children 5-18, $1; children 4 and younger, free. 301-868-1121.

"WISH YOU WERE HERE: POSTCARDS OF LAUREL" -- ongoing. Examples from the turn of the 20th century to today depict Laurel's history and illustrate the evolution of postcards. The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. Free. 301-725-7975.

"LIVING THE HEALTHY LIFE: SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS IN THE NEW DEAL ERA" -- ongoing. Chronicle of the evolution of health and fitness awareness during the 1930s and 1940s. 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 the signing of the armistice in 1953. National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd. Free. 866-272-6272.


SOUTHERN MARYLAND HORSE ASSOCIATION SHOW -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Local riders compete in a hunter-jumper show in the arena's outdoor rings. The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7999.

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