LIQUID JAZZ -- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, wine-tasting class at 3:30 p.m. Jazz by Davey Yarborough with Esther Williams and the Reginald Cyntje Quartet. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $65. 301-952-7999.

CHARMAINE NEVILLE BAND -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Jazz vocals. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $20; seniors and students $15.

PRINCE GEORGE'S PHILHARMONIC -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Works by Rossini, Abels, Ravel and Shostakovich. Conducted by Charles Ellis. High Point High School auditorium, 3601 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville. $20; seniors $18; 18 and younger free. 301-454-1462.

For Children

HANDS-ON HISTORY -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Children ages 6-9 learn about 18th- and 19th-century cooking, make cornhusk figures to take home, try on Colonial-style clothing and more. Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. $5. Reservations, 301-953-1376.

ARTS AND CRAFTS -- 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. For ages 6-12. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. Residents $7; nonresidents $9. Registration, 301-352-8983.

"PUPPET PANDEMONIUM" -- 1-3 p.m. Saturday. For ages 3-12, accompanied by an adult. Blue Sky Puppets perform, and children create take-home puppets from socks. Refreshments served. Each child is asked to bring a sock. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. $3; residents without ID and nonresidents $4. Registration, 301-248-4404.

"BON APPETOTS" -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Children ages 2-6 make treats and crafts. Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. Residents $8; nonresidents $9. Registration, 301-333-6561.


And Literature

TIME OUT FOR MOMS & DADS -- 10:15 a.m. today. Parents and caregivers can learn about books and other materials to use for home schooling, while children listen to stories. Bowie Branch Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

PUSHKIN AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Discussion of the Alice Randall book. Largo-Kettering Branch Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

YABA BAKER -- 1 p.m. Saturday. The author discusses his children's book, "Princess Briana." Borders, 931-A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. Free. 301-499-2173.

ALICE McGILL -- 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The author draws on a collection of stories, chants, songs and rhythms to explain the commonality of folk traditions from American, African and African American culture. Glenarden Branch Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

NIKKI GIOVANNI -- 5 p.m. Saturday. The award-winning poet will discuss and sign her new children's book, "Rosa." Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301-352-4110.


CHESAPEAKE WOODTURNERS -- Through Nov. 30. Hand-turned wood pieces, including bowls, platters, vases and more, created by members of the Chesapeake Woodturners. Woodturning demonstrations given on Saturdays and Sundays. 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.

"BOUNDARIES: CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE" -- Through Dec. 22. Landscape paintings by Karey Kessler, Isabel Manalo, Jiha Moon and Christine Buckton Tillman. University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, Union Gallery, Campus Drive, College Park. Free. 301-314-8493.

"REDISCOVERING EARLY FLIGHT THROUGH A LENS: PHOTOGRAPHING THE WRIGHT EXPERIENCE" -- Through Dec. 31. Photographs of Wright Brothers' gliders and powered machines under construction, in testing and in flight, by Paul Glenshaw. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free. 301-864-6029.

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.


"DON'T START ME TO TALKING OR I'LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW" -- 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. Actor John O'Neal presents his one-man production as Junebug Jabbo Jones, a storyteller from the South who recounts stories from the civil rights era. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $30; students, $7. 301-405-2787.

"CHANGING HANDS: A MURDER MYSTERY" -- Opens tomorrow. Through Nov. 27. C' City Productions presents this mystery by local author Mary Weeks. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $15. 301-856-5801.

"HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" -- Opens tomorrow. Through Monday. The Hallam Players perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by county native Paula Vogel. Not recommended for children. Prince George's Community College, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. $10; seniors and students $5.


And Exercise

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. Sundays. 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. Residents $9; nonresidents $11. 301-277-3717.

LOW-IMPACT YOGA -- 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays through Jan. 9. For ages 18 and older. Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Residents $72; nonresidents $87. 301-552-1093.

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. Residents $6; nonresidents $7. 301-772-5515.


THE FREEDOM CUP -- 3-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today; 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow; 2-3:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Saturday. An international acrobatic gymnastics competition, with junior- and senior-level participants in pairs and groups. Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $15 each day or $40 for a three-day pass; $7 each day for ages 7-17 or $15 for a three-day pass; free for ages 6 and younger. 301-583-2400 or

EVENING CAMPFIRE -- 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow. See live animals and roast marshmallows while listening to nature tales. Bring hot dogs; marshmallows provided. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. Residents $2; nonresidents $3. Registration, 301-297-4575.

FLEA MARKET AND COMMUNITY JAMBOREE -- 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Performance by the Swampy Bottom Boy; items for sale include crafts, antiques, toys, tools and household items; refreshments sold as well. Sponsored by the Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association. St. Mary's Church Hall, St. Mary's Church Rd., Aquasco. Free. 301-888-2831.



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