Thursday 22CLINTON VALENTINE EXHIBIT, for all ages, a display of more than 75 antique valentine greeting cards dating from the 1840s through the turn of the century, plus displays of antique valentine memorabilia and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $1; age 4 and younger, free. 301-868-1121. COLLEGE PARK STORY TIME, for ages 5-12, stories about African Americans. 4-5 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. Free. 301-441-2647.

UPPER MARLBORO AFRICAN PROGRAM, for all ages, cultural stories, poetry readings, dance performances, African instruments and more. 4-6 p.m., Kettering-Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-390-8390.

Friday 23 UNDERGROUND RAILROAD PLAY, for students in grades 3-8, "Are You Ready, My Sister?," a performance about Harriet Tubman and the Quaker woman who helped her bring 300 slaves to freedom. 10:15 a.m. and noon, Prince George's Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710.

BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA CONTEST, for all ages, students team up to answer questions about black history, entertainers, scientists, inventors and more, interested participants should call the center. 11 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-505-0896.

CLINTON NIGHT HIKE, for age 6 and older, a naturalist leads a hike in search of timberdoodles, beavers, owls and other nocturnal animals. 5-6:30 p.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $3; registration required. 301-297-4575.

MARLOW HEIGHTS CHEERLEADING SHOW, for all ages, cheerleading teams perform. 7-9 p.m., Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights. $2; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $3. 301-423-0505.

LATIN DANCE WORKSHOP, for beginners age 16 and older, learn basic salsa and Latin dance steps. 7-8 p.m. Fridays, starting Friday for six classes, Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $42; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $51; registration required. 301-445-4508.

BOWIE FILM, for ages 13-17, "Remember the Titans" (2000), starring Denzel Washington and Will Patton, the true story about a newly appointed African American coach and his Alexandria high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. 8 p.m., Huntington Community Center, 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. Free. 301-464-3725.

Saturday 24MITCHELLVILLE KEYBOARD CLASS, for beginners ages 5-15, learn notes, musical alphabets, finger numbers and more. 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, starting this week for six classes, Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. $60; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $72; registration required. 301-333-6561. TEMPLE HILLS ARTS AND CRAFTS, for all ages, purchase gifts from a variety of cultures. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd. Admission, free. 301-894-6616.

LANDOVER JOB FAIR, for age 16 and older, a job fair for positions as architects, skilled trades people, lifeguards, park police, summer camp and playground staff members, and more; bring résumés and be prepared to talk with commission staff members; sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. 301-583-2430.

MITCHELLVILLE ART SHOW, for all ages, entertainment, sales of African art and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. Admission, free. 301-333-6561.

BASKET WEAVING CLASS, for age 12 and older, learn how to weave a basket using reed, fresh-cut vines and other natural materials, materials supplied, call for list of additional tools needed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. $25; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $30; reservations required. 301-627-6074.

UPPER MARLBORO TRAIN EXPO, for all ages, layouts in many gauges, supplies, books, trains, model railroads and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Show Place Arena and Prince George's Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Admission, $7, good for both days; age 12 and younger, free. 301-952-7999.

LAUREL EARTH WALK, for age 10 and older, a guided hike to learn about the ecology of the Patuxent Research Refuge, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday, National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

DISTRICT HEIGHTS QUILTING WORKSHOP, for age 18 and older, learn basic stitching and quilting techniques. 10:30 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

MITCHELLVILLE PIANO CLASS, for beginners age 16 and older, introduction to music fundamentals and keyboard technique, note reading, fingering and rhythm. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, for six classes, Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. $60; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $72; registration required. 301-333-6561.

BASKETBALL WORKSHOP, for ages 13-16, learn skills and fundamentals for organized, competitive basketball. Noon-1 p.m. Saturdays, for six classes, North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St. $30; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $36. 301-864-0756.

LANDOVER GOSPEL PERFORMANCE, for all ages, songs, dance, refreshments and more. 12:30-4:30 p.m., Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover. Free; reservations required. 301-773-5665.

LANDOVER ANCESTRY WORKSHOP, for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, learn how to use federal census records to search for family histories, refreshments served. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. $1; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $2; registration required. 301-386-2278.

SEAT PLEASANT PROGRAM,for all ages, black history program, dancing, live music, refreshments and more. 1-3 p.m., John E. Feggans Center, 311 68th Pl., Seat Pleasant. Free. 301-655-6559 or 301-336-2717.

CLINTON CAMPFIRE, for age 2 and older, nature tales and lore, live animals, refreshments and more. 1-3 p.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $3; reservations required. 301-297-4575.

UPPER MARLBORO DINOSAUR PROGRAM, for age 3 and older, learn about Maryland's dinosaurs, puppet shows, crafts, fossil displays and more. 1-4 p.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3. 301-218-6702.

LAUREL CHESS CLUB, for players of all ages and experience levels, Ted Fagan teaches game basics and advanced strategies. 1 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

OXON HILLFAMILYREUNION WORKSHOP, for all ages, author Nathania Branch-Miles will discuss how to choose a family reunion location, develop a budget, create a family newsletter, develop family charts and more. 1:30-4:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Admission, free; registration required. 301-699-3500, Ext. 238.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS SOCIAL CLUB, for teenagers and preteens, Yu-Gi-Oh Social Club, including trading and playing with anime cards, the Japanese animation art form; bring cards for sharing and trading. 2 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-630-4900.

CLINTON LIBRARY SUPPORT GROUP, discussion about fundraising, volunteering and special projects; a meeting of Clinton Friends of the Library. 2 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

UPPER MARLBORO TENNIS WORKSHOP, for ages 6-17, a tennis professional provides a session; plus a trivia contest, prizes and more. 2-4 p.m., Watkins Tennis Bubble, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free; registration required. 301-218-6870.

SEAT PLEASANT RAILROAD FASHION SHOW, for all ages, fashion show featuring teenagers modeling railroad fashions and other clothing; plus information about the role of railroads in African American communities, refreshments and more. 3-5 p.m., Seat Pleasant Activity Center, 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant. $5; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $6. 301-773-6685.

BLADENSBURG MARDI GRAS, for all ages, a fashion show, food, carnival activities, live music and more, in recognition of Mardi Gras, which was Tuesday. 4-7 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS CONCERT, for age 6 and older, Seed of Faith Choir performs a blend of contemporary and traditional music. 7-8:15 p.m., John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-735-3340.

OXON HILL HISTORY PROGRAM, for all ages, learn about African American history through a virtual museum experience. 7-9 p.m., Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. $1; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $2. 301-567-6033.

Sunday 25NATURE TOUR, a self-guided four-mile tour with interpretive stops, observation towers and a wooden bridge spanning Patuxent River marsh areas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.

RIVERSDALEHISTORY EVENT, for all ages, members of the Riversdale Kitchen Guild re-create early- to mid-19th-century traditional African American foods in the open hearth kitchen, and author Michael Twitty will show artifacts from his collection and talk about research. Noon-4 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. $3; seniors, $2; ages 5-18, $2; age 4 and younger, free. 301-864-0420.

CHILLUM DANCE WORKSHOP, for age 18 and older, learn hand dance steps. 3-4 p.m. Sundays, for six classes, Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. $35; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $40; registration required. 301-853-2005.

CHEVERLY DANCE FESTIVAL, for all ages, Praise II Liturgical Dance Festival, featuring dance troupes from throughout the area. 4 p.m., Prince George's Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $12; seniors and students, $10. 301-277-1710.

Monday 26SENIORS LEGAL SERVICES, for age 60 and older, discussion about issues of concern to senior citizens. 10 a.m.-noon, Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-927-6800. AFRICAN DANCE PROGRAM, for age 60 and older, the Farafina Kan dance group performs rhythm drumming, songs and dances; prize awarded for best-dressed African attire. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-408-4343

TAX PREPARATIONASSISTANCE, for individuals and families that have no more than $1,000 from interest, dividends and capital gains, sponsored by Community Tax Aid. 5-6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Hillcrest Heights. Free. 301-630-4900.

LANDOVER CROCHET WORKSHOP, for age 12 and older, learn basic crocheting in six sessions. 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Prince George's Sports & Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $45; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $54; registration required. 301-583-2400.

MICROSOFT WORD WORKSHOP, for age 18 and older, learn about formatting techniques, letters, memos and more. 6-8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Prince George's Sports & Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $40; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $48; registration required. 301-583-2400.

LANDOVER FRENCH CLASS, for adults learning French as a second language, practice conversational French. 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, for eight classes, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $80; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $96; registration required. 301-583-2400.

HYATTSVILLE SPANISH CLASS, for age 16 and older, learn Spanish as a second language, practice conversational Spanish and socialize. 7:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Tuesday 27SENIORS PIANO CLASS, for beginners age 60 and older, introduction to music fundamentals and keyboard technique, note reading, fingering and rhythm. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, for six classes, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $40; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $45; registration required. 301-408-4343.

SENIORS COMPUTER CLASS, for age 60 and older, learn about the computer, hardware and software terminology. 9-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, through April 3, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $45; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $53. 301-408-4343.

SENIORS HISTORYTOUR, for age 60 and older, tour the homes of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6040.

CRAFTWORKSHOPAND STORYTIME, for ages 4-6. 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday and March 1, Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $10; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $12. 301-445-4508.

MITCHELLVILLE VOICE WORKSHOP, for beginners age 7 and older, develop singing techniques, tone production, breathing and related singing skills. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, for six classes, Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. $60; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $72, registration required. 301-333-6561.

COLLEGEADMISSIONSWORKSHOP, for students age 14 and older accompanied by an adult, discuss admissions, cost of college, choosing a college, finances and more. 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

BALLROOM DANCING WORKSHOP, for beginners age 13 and older, learn basic ballroom dancing and socialize. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 3, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $25; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $30. 301-203-6040.

Wednesday 28LAUREL TREE PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, interactive program about why tree tops are important, dress appropriately. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, between Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887. GREENBELTWILLSSEMINAR, for all ages, discuss frequently asked questions about living wills, advance directives and health-care powers of attorney, sponsored by Hospice of the Chesapeake. 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Rexford Place Assisted Living Facility, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. Free; registration required. 301-486-1590.

BELTSVILLE ENGLISH CLASS, for adults learning English as a second language, practice conversational English and socialize. 7 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

HYATTSVILLE FILM, for all ages, "Stormy Weather" (1943), starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson and Cab Calloway, a musical based on Robinson's life. 7-9 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

BOWIE BOOK DISCUSSION, a discussion of Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals." 7:30 p.m., Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1540 Pointer Ridge Pl., Bowie. Free. 301-352-5981.

ACCOKEEK BOOK DISCUSSION, Bebe Moore Campbell's novel "72 Hour Hold," about a mother trying to cope with her daughter's bipolar disorder. 7:30 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-292-2880.

Thursday 1FORT WASHINGTON HOME SEMINAR, for age 60 and older, learn safety tips, fall prevention strategies and more, sponsored by Strategies for Independent Living. 12:30-2 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6040.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS STUDY HALL, for ages 6-12, finish homework, participate in group games or relax. 2-4 p.m. weekdays, John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. Monthly fee, $35. 301-735-3340.

CAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP, for age 18 and older, learn to create cakes with icings and glazes. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through April 5, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $30; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $36. 301-203-6040.

-- Compiled by

DIANE POWELL-MILLARD

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