Thursday 10

HOMEWORK HELP, for students in grades 4-12, tutoring in math, science, social studies and English from 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.

COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD, a meeting of the Prince George's County Library Board of Trustees. 8 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Friday 11

LAUREL JEWELRY SALE, watches, gold and silver earrings, bracelets, chains and charms; sponsored by the Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary to purchase equipment for the hospital. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., at the hospital, J.R. Jones conference room, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. 301-595-4034.

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE, in recognition of all veterans. Guests will discuss their military experiences; refreshments. Sponsored by the City of Hyattsville. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-5000.

PLANETARIUM PROGRAM, a live tour of the night sky and a calendar of upcoming celestial events. 7:30 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. $4; seniors and ages 6-18, $2. 301-918-8750.

Saturday 12

BIRDS OF PREY, for children 3 and older, a program about raptors, including owls, hawks and falcons. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $1; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $2. Registration required. 301-218-6702.

NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL, highlighting Native Americans who live in the Maryland area. Visitors can shoot a bow and arrow, paddle a canoe and play Indian games; food and crafts will be sold. Sponsored by Patuxent River 4-H Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Patuxent River 4-H Center, 18405 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro. $5; ages 5-17, $3; ages 4 and younger, free. 301-390-7259.

CLINTON MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE, tours of the Civil War-era home of Mary Surratt, convicted as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-1121 or www.surratt.org.

NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAM, members of the Piscataway Indian Community display artifacts and discuss the role of Native Americans in Maryland history. Also, a wagon ride to the Potomac River to explore the relationship between American Indians and the river; sponsored by the National Park Service. 12:30 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, Oxon Hill Farm, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

BOWIE WRITERS WORKSHOP, author and poet Angela McNair discusses "Why Is Marketing Poetry Different?" 4 p.m., Karibu Bookstore, Bowie Town Center Mall, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.

Sunday 13

WILDFLOWER PROGRAM, for ages 16 and older, the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem and methods of identifying them; participants should bring a field guide, water and a magnifying glass. 9:15-11:15 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; reservations required. 301-497-5887.

Monday 14

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

THEATER AUDITIONS, for men 20 and older and women 20-30, cold readings for roles in Bowie Community Theatre's "Catch Me if You Can," scheduled for Feb. 3-25. Five men's parts and two women's parts available. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Bowie Playhouse, 100 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. Free. 410-279-3701.

Tuesday 15

BLADENSBURG FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, a discussion of fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 6:30 p.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

EVENING STORY TIME, for ages 3-7. 7 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

OXON HILL CHESS CLUB, for all ages, tips from instructor Chris Sevilla. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Wednesday 16

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS, for women 55 and older. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

THANKSGIVING FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP, for ages 18 years and older. 7 p.m., Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Suitland. $5. 301-736-3518.

HYATTSVILLE EVENING STORY TIME, for ages 3-6. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

LAUREL HISTORY LECTURE, historian and preservationist Susan Pearl presents letters written by an 18th-century Upper Marlboro governess; refreshments. 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Free. 301-953-1376.

Thursday 17

BOWIE TAX TALK, a panel of state legislators discuss tax issues beneficial to seniors at a meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1747; refreshments. 10 a.m., Bowie City Hall, 2514 Kenhill Dr., Room 204, Bowie. Free. 301-464-6372.

SENIOR CENTER GLEE CLUB, for people 55 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

FEDERAL RETIREE INSURANCE, discussion of 2006 health insurance options, led by Ken Glass, director of member benefits division at the national headquarters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, at a meeting of the association's Southern Prince George's County Chapter 1260. 1 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-292-3542.

HYATTSVILLE CHESS CLUB, for 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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