An Oct. 27 listing in the Prince George's Extra incorrectly said that a wildlife festival would be held Sunday at the National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel. The event took place Oct. 15. (Published 10/29/2005)

Thursday 27

SURRATT HOUSE , for ages 5 and older, tours of the home of John and Mary Surratt, who were connected to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-17, $1. 301-868-1121.

HOMEWORK HELP, for students in grades 4-12, help from tutors in math, science, social studies and English. Tutors are teachers, university professors and graduate school students; also, information about online homework help. 2 p.m.-midnight daily; Spanish-speaking tutors in math and science, 2-10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays. Available at all branches of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and via the library's Web site, www.pgcmls.info.

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

ASTRONOMY CLUB MEETING, the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt. 7:30 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-277-4041.

Saturday 29

NATURE WALKa naturalist leads a walk through woods and marshlands. 10 a.m.-noon, Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $1; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $2. 301-627-6074.

KAYAK LESSONS, for ages 10 and older. Layaks, paddles and life jackets provided; bring a bag lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. $25; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $30. Registration required. 301-927-2163.

NATURE CRAFTS, for ages 3-8. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $3. Registration required. 301-218-6702.

BELTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 3-5, stories in English and Spanish. 10:30 a.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS BOOK FESTIVAL, for all ages, stories, dancing and face painting. Those attending are asked to dress as a character from a favorite book. 1 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

GREENBELT FALL FEST, hayrides, amusements, games, pumpkin-carving, scarecrow-making and art activities. 2-6 p.m., Schrom Hills Park, 6915 Hanover Pkwy. Admission, free; pumpkins for carving, $1 each. 301-397-2200.

MITCHELLVILLE FLOWER SHOW, includes floral presentations, flower-arranging demonstrations, design displays and door prizes. 2 p.m., Woodstream Church, 9800 Lottsford Rd., Mitchellville. $30; in advance, $25. 301-618-2112 or www.princegeorgeshospital.org.

Sunday 30

LAUREL WILDLIFE FESTIVAL, live animals, children's crafts, tram tours, research exhibitions and behind-the-scenes tours of the research center where whooping cranes live, in observance of National Wildlife Refuge and Earth Science weeks. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

Monday 31

LANHAM BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the Greenbelt Lions Club. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, fifth floor, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-8060.

HYATTSVILLE STORY TIME, for children ages 9 months to 5 years with a caregiver. Ages 9-23 months, 10:15 a.m. Monday; ages 2-3, 11 a.m. Mondays and 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; ages 3-5, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

BELTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 1-2. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS CHESS CLUB, for all ages, with instructor Paul Yates. 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-630-4900.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS STORY TIME, for ages 2-6. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Tuesday 1

ACCOKEEK STORIES, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-292-2880.

GREENBELT STORY TIME, for children 17 months and younger with a caregiver, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; children 13-35 months with a caregiver, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

BELTSVILLE BEDTIME STORIES, for ages 4-7. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

LARGO CHESS CLUB, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

BOWIE BEDTIME STORIES, for ages 4-6. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

GREENBELT CABLE TV MEETING, for people interested in the activities of the city's cable channel. 7:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center, 25 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-507-6581.

Wednesday 2

OXON HILL LIBRARY REDEDICATION, and ribbon-cutting with Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson and other officials. 10 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT, for those suffering from chronic pain, their family members and friends, sponsored by Pain Connection. 11 a.m., New Deal Cafe, 111 Centerway, Greenbelt. Free. 301-309-2444.

LIBRARY POETRY AND JAZZ, Sistah Joy and Brenardo read poetry, and the C. Anthony Bush Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Julian Hipkins perform jazz. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

CREATING CHILDREN'S BOOKS, library director Micki Freeny discusses how to create children's books that will interest children and their parents. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

GREENBELT GENEALOGY GROUP MEETING, sponsored by the Prince George's County Genealogical Society. 7-9 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Thursday 3

LARGO STORY TIME, for ages 2-3. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

GLENARDEN CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

CHILDREN'S TALES, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

AUTHOR APPEARANCE, Voletta Wallace discusses her book "Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G.," about the Jamaican woman who came to America to pursue her dreams, raised a son who became a famous hip-hop artist and had to cope with his murder. 6:30 p.m., Karibu Books, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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