Concerts

HONORING STUDENTS AND VETERANS -- Noon-7 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Powwow and concert featuring American Indian dance, art, crafts and food. University of Maryland, Cole Field House, College Park. $5, veterans and students, free. 240-683-6443 or 301-405-5618.

DEON "CLEAN CUTT" CLARK -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Part of the Fall 2005 Jazz Series, "A Taste of New Orleans Jazz." Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $20, seniors and students, $15. 301-203-6070.

BLUESWORKS AND FRIENDS -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Jazz and blues, in tribute to musician Thomas A. Dorsey. Oxon Hill Branch Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

For Children

FALL COLORS HIKE -- 10-11 a.m. Saturday. A park ranger leads a walk for ages 4 and older to learn to identify trees. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $1; nonresidents, $2. 301-218-6702.

NATURE CRAFTS -- 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday. Children 3-7 make crafts using natural materials. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. $2; nonresidents, $3. Reservations, 301-779-0371.

"CRITTER SCENE INVESTIGATION" HIKE -- 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Children 8 and older learn to identify animals by signs they leave. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3; nonresidents, $4. Registration, 301-297-4575.

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

ARTFUL AFTERNOON -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Children's song artist and author Barry Louis Polisar performs. Other activities include birdseed ornament craft-making, center tours, artist open house and demonstrations and artist-in-residence meet-and-greet. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 240-542-2062.

Lectures

And Literature

BLAIR UNDERWOOD -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The actor and author will discuss "Before I Got Here: The Wondrous Things We Hear When We Listen to the Souls of Our Children." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON GREEN DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE -- Noon today. Area architects discuss the application of "green" design in commercial and residential projects, in conjunction with the "Raise the Roof" exhibition. Montpelier Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. For reservations, call 301-953-1993.

VOLETTA WALLACE -- 6:30 p.m. today. The author discusses and signs "Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G." Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

DENENE MILLNER, ANGELA BURT-MURRAY AND MITZI MILLER -- 7 p.m. today and 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The authors discuss "The Vow." Today at Borders, 931-A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo, 301-499-2173; tomorrow at Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville, 301-559-1140. Free.

OPEN MIKE NIGHT -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. A chance to share original works or just listen. Borders, 4420 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-352-5560.

Theater and Dance

BLACK DIAMOND: SATCHEL PAIGE AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES -- 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Performance by the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787.

"GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET)" -- Today through Nov. 12. The University of Maryland Department of Theatre performs Ann-Marie MacDonald's comedy-drama. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $20; students, $7. 301-405-2787.

"HORIZON" -- 8 p.m. today through Saturday. Writer, composer and performer Rinde Eckert performs his new work about a crisis moment in the life of theologian Reinhart Poole. Performances will be followed by a discussion. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $30; students, $7. 301-405-2787.

"RAICES MEXICANAS" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Folklore ballet. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $10, students, $5. 301-567-9101.

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

Recreation

And Exercise

TENTH ANNUAL JUG BAY 10K RUN FOR WILDLIFE AND 3K FUN WALK -- 9 a.m. Saturday. Racecourse passes through a state park and wildlife sanctuary; event is officiated by the D.C. Road Runners Club and sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Runners, $22; walkers, $17. 301-627-7755.

CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL-AREA DRIVING TOUR -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Self-guided, four-mile driving tour includes interpretive stops, an observation tower and a timber bridge over park wetlands. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.

DROP-IN WATER AEROBICS -- 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Swimming skills not required. Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex, 8615-A McLain Ave., Glenarden. $6; nonresidents, $7. 301-772-5515.

Exhibitions

BREON GILLERAN -- Opens tomorrow; reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 28. Steel sculptures by the artist. Montpelier Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

DESTINATIONS -- Opens tomorrow; reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Nov. 30. Hand-hooked wall hangings by Roslyn Logsdon and ceramics by Linda Bernard. Free. 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.

Miscellaneous

SPORTSPLEX IDOL SHOW -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. High school dancers, singers, actors, poets and rappers perform and compete for a trophy. Sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $5. 301-583-2582.

VARIETY DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. tomorrow. The Laurel Friendship Club presents its monthly dance, featuring contemporary, big band, ballroom, Latin, swing and country music. Phelps Center, Eighth and Montgomery streets, Laurel. $2.99. 301-937-2896.

INTERNATIONAL FALL FESTIVAL -- 2-7 p.m. Saturday. Performances by Celtic rock band Johnny Jump Up, the Pan Masters Steel Drum Orchestra, traditional bluegrass with Gary Cooper and High Noon, the Spanish guitars of Ricardo and Miguel, and the College Park Youth Choir. In addition, a sidewalk coffee cafe will feature country and folk performers. Other attractions include crafts, a clown, games, a moon bounce, face painting, vendors and refreshments for sale. Sponsored by the City of College Park Recreation Board and the University of Maryland Campus Recreation Services. Ritchie Coliseum, Route 1 and Rossborough Drive, College Park. Free. 301-864-8877.

POTOMAC VALLEY DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION HORSE SHOW -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Riders compete in a dressage show in the arena's outdoor rings. Prince George's Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-7999.

MARDI GRAS AUCTION -- 3 p.m. Sunday. A silent and live auction to raise funds for building renovations at the Clearwater Nature Center. Items to be auctioned include masks from the Philippines, vintage Mardi Gras beads, costumes, rocks and minerals, nature books, handmade baskets and lap blankets. Participants may bring items to sell and share profits with the center. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-297-4575.

SALSA DANCE PARTY -- 7-11 p.m. Nov. 10. An evening of Latin dancing with disc jockey Moondog and light refreshments. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Residents with ID, $5; residents without ID and nonresidents, $7. 301-248-4404.

-- Compiled by

YAWANDALE BIRCHETT-THOMPSON

and LISA MARTIN

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