HOMESPUN CEILIDH BAND -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Performance by the Celtic music group. Town Green Park, 13050 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

PREMIUM BAND & HORNS -- sunset Sunday. Performance of '60s and '70s Motown songs. Town Green Park, 13050 Ninth St., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

For Children

SUMMER ICE SKATING -- 10 a.m.-noon. Mondays-Fridays. Open ice skating session for all ages. Tucker Road Ice Rink, 1770 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $5. Fee includes skate rental. 301-265-1525.

SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS CRAFTS CELEBRATION -- 3-4:30 p.m. tomorrow, for ages 6-12. Colorful materials will be used to create jewelry, key charms, needlework and paintings. Refreshments. College Park Youth Services Center, 4912 Nantucket Rd., College Park. $6. Reservations, 301-345-4425.

FAMILY DISCOVERY HIKE -- 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Parents and children 5 and older will hike with a guide. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. Reservations, 301-297-4575.

FUN IN FLIGHT -- noon-4 p.m. Tuesday. Children of all ages make an aviation-themed craft. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Adults, $4; seniors, $3; ages 18 and under, $2. 301-864-6029.

"HEY! LET'S GO FISHING" -- 9-11 a.m. Saturday. A fishing expert teaches fishing basics to beginners ages 5-12. Equipment provided. An adult must accompany children. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $6. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

"THE ADVENTURES OF DETECTIVE DICTIONARY" -- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Storyteller and actor Eric Beatty portrays comic private eye Detective Dictionary, who's out to solve some of the mysteries of the English language. For ages 4 and older. Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.


And Literature

ERICKA MONIQUE WILLIAMS -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The author of "All That Glitters" discusses her new book. Iverson Mall, Karibu Books, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-899-3730.


"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

DEEP WATER WALKING -- 7-8 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. A fitness instructor leads a stress-free water workout for ages 18 and older. Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex, 8615A McLain Ave., Glenarden. $6. 301-772-5515.

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.-noon. Saturday. Guided kayak trip through the Patuxent River's tidal wetlands; participants should bring sunscreen, a hat and water. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $18. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

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.

"MAN'S BEST FRIENDS: COLONIAL AMERICANS AND THEIR PETS" -- through Aug. 31. An 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.

"RUB THE OILS AND STREW THE POWDERS -- THE LEGACY OF EUROPEAN HERBS IN EARLY AMERICAN MEDICINE AND CUISINE" -- Through May. Prints from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, as well as a look at how the common dandelion has been regarded through the ages. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Adults, $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1; ages 4 and younger, free. 301-953-1376.

"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.


HOLIDAY DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Friday. The Laurel Friendship Club presents its monthly variety dance, featuring modern, oldies, big band, swing, Latin and country music. All ages welcome. Phelps Center, 8th and Montgomery streets, Laurel. $2.99. 301-937-2896.

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