Thursday 8

MEDICARE INFORMATION, for people 55 and older, at three senior centers, a lawyer will discuss Medicare. Sponsored by the Law Foundation of Prince George's County and the Prince George's County Area Agency on Aging. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie; Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs; and Glenarden Senior Center, 8600 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-864-8354.

ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP, for students in grades 4-12, tutoring in math, science, social studies and English, provided by teachers, university professors and graduate students. 2 p.m.-midnight daily; Spanish-speaking tutors in math and science, 2-10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays. Available through www.pgcmls.info, the Prince George's County Memorial Library System.

Friday 9

PROFESSIONAL COOKING CONTEST, professional chefs compete and offer samples of their entries in the Iron Chef Competition, hosted by Washington Post Food Editor Judy Havemann. 5:30-7 p.m., Rexford Place, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-486-1590.

Saturday 10

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING, discussion of fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 10:30 a.m., Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free. 301-336-4044.

WREATH WORKSHOP, for ages 16 and older. 2-4 p.m., Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. $15; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $20. Registration required. 301-333-6561.

Sunday 11

CHILDREN'S ARTS EVENT, for ages 3-8, a celebration of winter and a puppet show based on an old European folktale, sponsored by College Park Arts Exchange. 3 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free; reservations recommended. 301-927-3013 or e-mail info@cpae.org to register.

Monday 12

LANDOVER COMPUTER CLASSES, for those 18 and older who have completed classes in Microsoft [MS] Windows and MS Word and Excel software applications. 9 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $50; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $60. Reservations required. 301-583-2400 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

SENIOR CENTER DRAMA CLUB, for ages 55 and older, a meeting of the Bowie Senior Center Drama Club. Actors, directors, lighting and sound technicians, stagehands, costume and set designers, publicists and others are needed. 2 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2300.

LAUREL THEATER AUDITIONS, cold readings from a script for roles in "Mystery Play," a satire about a series of bizarre sequences leading to an abundance of corpses. Parts available for five men and three women; weekend performance dates, Feb. 17-March 18. Auditions, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. Free. 301-452-2557 or www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.

NEW CARROLLTON AUDITIONS, cold readings from a script, British accents required, for roles in "Noises Off," a comedy about the on-and-off stage antics of an inept acting troupe. Parts available for five men and four women. Performance dates in March at Prince George's Publick Playhouse; sponsored by the Prince George's Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free. 301-614-2954 or e-mail jeff@jefflesniak.com.

Tuesday 13

BOWIE SENIORS HOLIDAY CONCERT, the Bowie Senior Center Chorale performs. 7 p.m., at the center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2300.

OXON HILL LIBRARY MEETING, the Friends of the Oxon Hill Library, discussion of fundraising, volunteering and special projects. 7 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Wednesday 14

SENIOR CENTER BIRTHDAY PARTY, for ages 60 and older, a celebration for people born in November and December, with cake, punch, music and line-dancing. 10 a.m.-noon, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

ACCOKEEK BOOK DISCUSSION, Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." 7:30 p.m., Accokeek Library, 16200 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2521.

Thursday 15

BELTSVILLE STORY TIME, for ages 3-5, stories in English and Spanish. 10:30 a.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

SENIOR CENTER BID WHIST, ages 55 and older. 12:30-3 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-0490.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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