Thursday 4

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

FARMERS MARKET, includes vegetables, watermelons, peaches, berries, flowers, baked goods, eggs, jams, baskets and honey. 3-7 p.m., Riverdale Park Town Center, Queensbury Road and Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park. Free. 301-927-6381.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES, for beginners 16 and older, deaf culture and the hearing-impaired, basic sign movements and etiquette. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, South Bowie Community Center, 1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie. $60; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $72. Registration required. 301-249-1622.

Friday 5

HYATTSVILLE SUMMER JAM, rock music by the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, games, face painting, a moon bounce and clowns. plus. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. 301-985-5020.

LAUREL OUTDOOR MOVIE, for all ages, "Racing Stripes" about an abandoned zebra who thinks it's a racehorse. 8:30 p.m., Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St., Laurel. Free. 301-490-3530.

Saturday 6

COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 7 a.m.-noon, Ellen Linson Swimming Pool parking lot, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. Free. 301-277-3717.

KAYAKING LESSONS, for children 10 and older accompanied by an adult. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided; wear shoes that can get wet. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $25; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $30. 301-779-0371.

GLENN DALE CRAFT TIME, for ages 6-13. 11 a.m.-noon, Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $7; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $9. Registration required. 301-352-8983.

Sunday 7

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

19TH-CENTURY PROGRAM, for ages 5-11. Kids will create calling cards, play lawn games and make ice cream and cookies. 2-4 p.m., Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. $3; registration required. 301-464-5291.

WRITERS PROGRAM, Maryland's poet laureate, Michael S. Glaser, and others will read poetry and prose; refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Greenbelt Writers Group and the Greenbelt Arts Center. 5 p.m., at the center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $5; reservations suggested. 301-441-8770.

Monday 8

HYATTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 2-3. 11 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

COMPUTER CLASSES, for ages 12-17, finger placement and improving typing speed and accuracy. 6:30-8:30 p.m., eight classes, Mondays-Thursdays, through Aug. 18, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $80; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $96. Registration required. 301-583-2430 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

ADELPHI JAZZ EVENT, reservation deadline for a brunch, silent auction and performance by Common Knowledge, to be held 1:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Sponsored by the Black Adults of Action Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, 3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi. $50. 202-549-2115.

Tuesday 9

HYATTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET, seasonal fruits and vegetables. 2-6 p.m., Queens Chapel Town Center, rear parking lot, Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville.

BOWIE ADOPTION WORKSHOP, representatives of Adoptions Together will discuss the process for adopting a black child age 8 or older and available support services; adoptive parents must be residents of Maryland, Virginia or the District. 7-8:30 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-439-2900 or www.adoptionstogether.org.

Wednesday 10

LAUREL NATURE WALK, for ages 8-10, a hands-on program and hike to identify trees and learn about their importance to the ecosystem. 10-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

EXERCISE PROGRAM, low-impact class for people 60 and older. 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through Aug. 31, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $15; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $17. Registration required. 301-583-2430 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

"BOOKS ARE A BLAST," for ages 6-12, magic, juggling and fire-eating in an interactive program by Thomas Lilly. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

Thursday 11

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.

HYATTSVILLE CHESS CLUB, for all ages, tips from instructor Ted Fagan. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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