Concerts

DAMON FOREMAN AND BLUE FUNK -- 7 p.m. today. Rock, jazz, blues, funk and reggae on the green. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-218-6700.

ELECTRIC COMPANY -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Retro dance music. Town Green Park, Ninth Street, Old Town Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

THE W.E.S. GROUP -- 2 p.m. Saturday. William E. Smith directs his band in selections from "A Jazz Mass: A Jazz Arrangement of the Episcopal and Catholic Liturgy." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

WILDFIRE -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Country rock. Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, Allen Pond Park, Northview Drive, Bowie. Free. 301-809-3078.

BRUCE EWAN & THE SOLID SENDERS -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The blues harmonica player and vocalist performs with his band; bring a blanket or lawn chair. On the portico of Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Free. 301-864-0420.

For Children

KINDER CRAFT -- 9-10 a.m. tomorrow. Children will paint magnets and hear a story. Ages 6-13; reservations required. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $9. 301-352-8983.

"THE MYSTERIOUS EGG" -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Mount Rainier Puppet Theater presents a show for all ages. Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Free; reservations required. 301-927-2163.

KIDS CRAFTS -- 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. Painting and decorating wooden bags. Ages 6-13. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. $9; reservations required. 301-352-8983.

"SET SAIL" CRAFT -- 12:30 p.m. (for ages 3-6) and 1:30 (ages 7-12) Saturday. Kids will make a sailboat and sailor hat. Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. $3; reservations required. 301-552-1093.

FLIPSIDE OF SUMMER JAM -- 7 p.m. Saturday. A disc jockey spins the latest tunes for ages 13-17. Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $5. 301-953-7882.

ROLLER SKATING -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Skating to music, followed by snacks. Ages 6-12. Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. $3 cost includes skate rental. 301-277-2124.

Lectures

And Literature

NISAA ALLYAH SHOWELL -- The novelist will discuss "Eternal Souls Clashin'." Free. 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at Karibu Books, Iverson Mall, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights; 301-899-3730. 2 p.m. Saturday at Karibu Books, Centre at Forestville, 3283 Donnell Dr., Forestville; 301-736-8853.

BYRON HARMON -- The novelist will discuss "Mistakes Men Make." Free. 2 p.m. Saturday at Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville; 301-559-1140. 5 p.m. Saturday at Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie; 301-352-4110.

JAMISE L. DAMES -- The novelist will discuss "Pushing Up Daisies." Free. 6:30 p.m. Friday at Karibu Books, Centre at Forestville, 3283 Donnell Dr., Forestville; 301-736-8853. 2 p.m. Saturday at Karibu Books, Iverson Mall, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights; 301-899-3730. 5 p.m. Saturday at Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville; 301-559-1140.

TU-SHONDA L. WHITAKER -- 5 p.m. Saturday. The novelist will discuss "Game Over." Karibu Books, Centre at Forestville, 3283 Donnell Dr., Forestville. Free. 301-736-8853.

Theater "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 27. The Hard Bargain Players present Eve Ensler's play. The Amphitheatre at Hard Bargain Farm, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $12; students, $10. 301-392-9901.

Recreation

And Exercise

ANACOSTIA RIVER BOAT TOUR -- Noon today, Saturday and Tuesday. Wildlife observation tour led by a park naturalist. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-779-0371.

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

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

BIRD-WATCHING WALK -- 8 a.m. Saturday. A naturalist leads a hike along the Anacostia River. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $3. 301-779-0371.

RACQUETBALL SESSIONS -- 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday. Free use of a racquetball court for up to one hour. Ages 18 and older; reservations required. Upper Marlboro Community Center, 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-2828.

LAKE ARTEMESIA HIKE -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A naturalist leads a walk around the lake. Ages 18 and older. Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-927-2163.

Exhibitions

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

MONTPELIER INVITATIONAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION -- Through tomorrow. The 24th annual event showcases work by emerging sculptors. Montpelier 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. A look at the pets, sometimes unusual, kept by 18th-century Americans. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3; seniors, $2; ages 18 and younger, $1. 301-952-8010.

"RAISE THE ROOF" -- Through Sept. 24. The concept of "home" is interpreted by artists, architects, designers and schoolchildren. Harmony Hall Regional Center's John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

"RUB THE OILS AND STREW THE POWDERS: THE LEGACY OF EUROPEAN HERBS IN EARLY AMERICAN MEDICINE AND CUISINE" -- Through May 2007. 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.

"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-1950s, 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.

Miscellaneous

HUNTINGTON DAY -- 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Festival includes face painting, arts and crafts, moon bounce and refreshments. Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. Free. 301-464-3725.

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