BEENIE MAN -- 10 p.m. Saturday. Dance hall music and reggae. Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $20. 301-927-1056.

FLUTAR -- 2 p.m. Wednesday. Joseph Cunliffe, on flute, and Giorgia Cavallaro, on guitar, perform traditional Peruvian melodies, Celtic airs and Irish jigs. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $10. 301-203-6070.

For Children

PETER PAN CLUB -- 10:30 a.m. today. Flying stories, pedal planes, crafts and games for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 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.

GOBBLE! GOBBLE! -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Monday. An interactive program about turkeys for ages 3-4, with crafts, songs and stories. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

CRAFTS AND A MOVIE -- 6:30-7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Children ages 4-10, accompanied by an adult, will create a Thanksgiving craft and view a holiday-themed movie. Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Dr., Clinton. $3. Registration, 301-297-4648.


And Literature

"IF THIS PLACE COULD TALK: RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF AN OLD HOUSE" -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Local historian and instructor Michael Dixon on organizing a research project, finding information and interpreting findings about an old house. Laurel Pool Club Room, Ninth and Main streets, Laurel. Free. 301-490-8708.

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM AND GEORGE ALEXANDER -- 2 p.m. Saturday. The authors discuss "Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair." Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

RAJEEV AND OMEKONGO -- 5 p.m. Saturday. The poets perform from their books "Escape Extinction" and "From the Limbs of My Poetree." Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.


BOUNDARIES: CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE -- Opens today; reception 5-7 p.m. Through Dec. 22. Landscape paintings by Karey Kessler, Isabel Manalo, Jiha Moon and Christine Buckton Tillman. University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, Union Gallery, Baltimore Avenue and Rossborough Lane, College Park. Free. 301-314-8493.

ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE -- noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours of the house connected to the Lincoln assassination. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-1121.

"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.

CHESAPEAKE WOODTURNERS -- Through Nov. 30. Hand-turned wood pieces, including bowls, platters and vases, created by members of the Chesapeake Woodturners. Demonstrations given every Saturday and Sunday. Montpelier Mansion, Muirkirk Road at Route 197, Laurel. Free. 301-953-1376.

"DESTINATIONS" -- 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.

BREON GILLERAN -- Through Dec. 28. Steel sculptures by the artist. Montpelier Arts Center, Library Gallery, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

RAISE THE ROOF -- Through Nov. 28. House designs by national artists, architects and homebuilders. Montpelier Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-1993.

DYNAMIC SPACES -- Through Jan. 8. Painting, collage and assemblage by Larry Chappelear. University of Maryland University College, Arts Program Gallery, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. Free. 301-985-7937.

"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.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN TALE -- 10:15 a.m. and noon today. Presented by the American Family Theatre to honor Franklin's 300th birthday. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710.

"BLITHE SPIRIT" -- Closes Saturday. Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Noel Coward's comedy, a romantic triangle involving a ghost. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $12.50; seniors and students, $10. 301-617-9906.

"GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET)" -- Closes Saturday. 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.


And Exercise

BOWIE LINE DANCE CLASS -- Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Beginners 16 and older learn nightclub line dances. South Bowie Community Center, 1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie. $6. Registration, 301-249-1622.

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.

PICKUP HOCKEY -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday. For ages 18 and older. Full equipment required, including face mask or shield. Sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. $9; nonresidents, $11. 301-277-3717.

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.


RIVERDALE FARMERS MARKET -- 3-7 p.m. today. An open-air market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, cider, pumpkins, mums and baked goods. Riverdale Park Town Center, Queensbury Road and Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale. Free. 301-927-6381.

COMEDY SHOW -- 7 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow. Performances by Kerri Pomarolli, Ron McGehee, Rick Younger, Dave and Brian, and Coy LaSone. Sponsored by Synergy Music Ministries Inc. Synergy, 4935 Harford Ave., Beltsville. $12; in advance, $10. 240-351-7458 or

HARVEST TEA -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. For ages 14 and older. A buffet-style tea and views of the Patuxent River. Billingsley House Museum, Upper Marlboro. Call for directions. $15; nonresidents, $18. Reservations, 301-627-0730.

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