Thursday 20

FEDERAL RETIREES MEETING, Frank Chase, an official with National Active and Retired Federal Employees, discusses Maryland legislative issues with members of the association's Southern Prince George's County Chapter 1260. Also, lus flu shots from Maxim Health Care. Discussion, 1 p.m.; flu shots, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Clinton. Discussion, free; flu shots, $25; people 65 and older who have Medicare Part B, free. 301-292-3542.

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, Prince George's County Memorial Library System Board of Library Trustees. 8 p.m., Administrative Offices, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-699-3500.

ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP, for students in grades 4-12, tutoring in math, science, social studies and English provided by teachers, university professors and graduate students. 2 p.m.-midnight daily; Spanish-speaking tutors in math and science, 2-10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays. Available through www.pgcmls.info, the Prince George's County Memorial Library System.

Friday 21

GREENBELT WRITERS GROUP, open readings of all types of writing, a publishing workshop and spontaneous writing sessions, sponsored by the Greenbelt Writers Group. 7:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Admission, free; annual membership fee to join group, $7.50. 301-204-3579 or www.geocities.com/thegwg.

Saturday 22

FORT WASHINGTON RUN-WALK EVENT, all ages, rain or shine, a five-kilometer run or a one-mile walk on an asphalt trail through Henson Creek Stream Valley Park; refreshments will be sold; sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to benefit the Self Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) Food Network. Registration, 8 a.m.; run, 8:30 a.m.; walk, 9:30 a.m. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $10; 12 and younger, free when accompanied by an adult registrant. 301-203-6000.

BOWIE BENEFITS TALK, about 2006 federal health insurance benefits and a health fair at a meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1747; refreshments. 1 p.m., Bowie City Hall, 2514 Kenhill Dr., multi-purpose room, Bowie. Free. 301-464-6372.

FOR LADIES ONLY, for women 18 and older, a fashion show, health and beauty tips, music, refreshments and vendors. 4-7 p.m., Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $10; nonresidents, $15; reservations, 301-248-4404.

Monday 24

BELTSVILLE STORY TIME, ages 12 to 24 months. 10:30 a.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

FORT WASHINGTON SCRABBLE GROUP, for players of all experience levels. 6-8 p.m., Coffee & Conversations cafe, 12754 Old Fort Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-868-6360.

Tuesday 25

SURRATTS-CLINTON FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, discussion of fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 7:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Wednesday 26

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

SHERIFF'S ANNUAL MEETING, Prince George's County Sheriff Michael Jackson discusses duties and responsibilities of the sheriff's office; a question-and-answer period follows at the annual meeting of the Indian Head Highway Area Action Council. Also, election of officers and a discussion of signage issues, code enforcement and property standards. 7 p.m., Crescent City Jaycees Community Building, second floor, 6907 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-4764.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL EVENT, reservation deadline for a dinner meeting to include election of officers and a presentation on horse racing in Prince George's County at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7; sponsored by Prince George's County Historical Society. $35, Laurel Park, Terrace Dining Room, 3600 Fort Meade Rd., Laurel. 301-464-3442.

Thursday 27

HILLCREST HEIGHTS STORY TIME, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St. Free. 301-630-4900.

SENIOR CENTER BID WHIST, 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 players of 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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