RUMBA CLUB -- 8 p.m. Friday. Latin and jazz. Montpelier Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $20. 301-953-1993.

EVELYN ELSING AND SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Classical. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $25. 301-405-2787.

TROI BECHET AND QUARTET -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Jazz. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $20, seniors and students $15. 301-203-6070.

For Children

PETER PAN CLUB -- 10:30 a.m. Thursday. For children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, flying stories, pedal planes, crafts and games. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4; seniors, $3; ages 2-18, $2; 1 and younger, free. 301-864-6029.

"BON APPETOTS" -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Children 2-6 make treats and create crafts. Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. $8; nonresidents, $10. Registration, 301-333-6561.


And Literature

ERIC PETE -- 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The author discusses "Don't Get It Twisted." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

BABE KENT -- 3 p.m. Saturday. The author discusses "Keepin' It Real." Borders Books & Music, 931A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. Free. 301-499-2173.


ALONZO DAVIS -- Through Oct. 28. Mixed-media bamboo sculptures. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

SAHOMI NAKA -- Through Oct. 29. Prints by the artist. Montpelier Arts Center, Resident Artist Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

"TAKING NOTES" -- Through Nov. 19. Jazz-inspired, three-dimensional glass sculptures by Stevens Jay Carter. Harmony Hall Regional Center, Main Art Gallery, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

"MAMA CAN SING, PAPA CAN BLOW" -- Through Dec. 10. Story quilts, paintings, drawings and prints by Faith Ringgold from her "Jazz Stories 2004" series. University of Maryland, the Art Gallery, second-floor atrium, 1202 Art-Sociology Building, College Park. Free. 301-405-2763.

Theater and Dance

"PINATA" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Presented by the Brian Brooks Moving Company. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $30. 301-405-2787.

"ANATOMY OF A MURDER" -- Through Oct. 29. Presented by Bowie Community Theatre. Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Route 3, Bowie. $12; seniors and students, $10. 301-805-0219.

"LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS" -- Through Nov. 5. A Neil Simon comedy. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $12; seniors and students, $10. 301-441-8770.

"BLITHE SPIRIT" -- Through Nov. 12. Laurel Mill Playhouse presents a supernatural comedy by Noel Coward. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $12.50; seniors and students, $10. 301-617-9906.


And Exercise

UPPER MARLBORO KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. For ages 18 and older, an exploration of the Patuxent River's tidal wetlands on a guided kayak trip; equipment provided. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $15; nonresidents, $18. Reservations, 301-627-6074.

UPPER MARLBORO BICYCLING -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For ages 8 and older, a guided tour of park trails; bring a mountain bike and helmet. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $2; nonresidents $3. Registration, 301-627-6074.


YMCA GRAND OPENING -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, spinning and cardio-strength demonstrations, games, a moon bounce, face painting, door prizes and refreshments. YMCA Potomac Overlook, 10709 Indian Head Hwy., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-2302 or

HAND DANCE SOCIAL -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. With DJ Greg Peeler, a dance contest, prizes and refreshments. Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. $10; nonresidents, $12. 301-552-1093.

TOOL MUSEUM -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Displays and demonstrations of 19th-century farm implements, household items and trade tools. Duvall Tool Museum, Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.

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