PETER TORK AND THE SHOE SUEDE BLUES -- 9 p.m. Tuesday. Blues, rock and covers, featuring former Monkees band member Peter Tork. Remington's of Laurel, 3340 Fort Meade Rd., Laurel. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 301-490-7000.

For Children

BIKE RODEO -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday for ages 3-5; 4-7 p.m. for ages 6-12. Children compete on obstacle courses and in other challenges; bring a tricycle or bicycle for your child. Prizes awarded; helmets required. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. Residents $2; nonresidents $3. Registration. 301-352-8983.


And Literature

FUNDRAISING FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. A staff member from the Foundation Center in Washington will cover the basics of finding prospective donors for nonprofit projects. New Carrollton Branch Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

JAMES LOEWEN -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The sociologist and author of "Sundown Towns" will discuss his work. Oxon Hill Branch Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.


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

CHESAPEAKE WOODTURNERS -- Closes Wednesday. Hand-turned wood pieces, including bowls, platters and vases, 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" -- Closes Wednesday. 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.

"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.

"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.

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

"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.

"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.


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

"ANNE OF GREEN GABLES" -- Through Dec. 18. Presented by Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $12.50; seniors and students, $10. 301-617-9906.


ICE SKATING -- 6-8 p.m. today. Sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. $4, including skate rental. 301-277-3717.

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 ICE HOCKEY -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sundays. For 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.

BOWIE LINE-DANCE CLASS -- 8:45-9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Beginners 16 and older learn nightclub line dances. South Bowie Community Center, 1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie. $6. Registration, 301-249-1622.

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.


ANNUAL TRAINSPOTTING DAY -- Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. A chance to see unusual and rare Amtrak trains pressed into service to transport holiday weekend travelers. Bowie Railroad Station Museum, 8614 Chestnut Ave., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3088.

RADIO AND TELEVISION MUSEUM TOURS -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of artifacts related to the history of radio and television, with recordings of vintage programs. Radio and Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free; donations accepted. 301-390-1020 or

IRISH COUNTRY SET DANCE -- 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Performance by traditional Irish band, Fanai. Sponsored by the Greater Washington Ceili Club. Participants should bring a potluck dish to share. Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park. $15; nonmembers $17. 301-294-3568.

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