Bowie will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade Saturday. (City of Bowie)
THU 22

“A Walk Through the Life of Werner Drewes —Time Line of an Artist (1899-1985)” The BayWoods Art Committee commemorates the life of artist Werner Drewes with this collection of his works from age 24 to his death at age 86. This mixed-media exhibit showcases his diverse skills using oils, watercolors, multicolor woodblock techniques and collage. Through July 1. BayWoods of Annapolis Continuing Care Retirement Community, 7101 Bay Front Dr., Annapolis. 301-346-9033. Free.

“Reimagining Rosa Parks” An exhibition of student works inspired by Jeanne Theoharis’s “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.” Through July 3. Prince George’s Community College, Accokeek Hall library, 301 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-322-0853. Free.

“Women’s Intuition” The Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance exhibits this collection of works made from a woman’s perspective. Through July 12. Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-351-8022. Free.

“Exploring the Archaeology of Providence” Archaeologist Al Luckenbach presents an illustrated lecture about his work at a 1650s Protestant settlement in Anne Arundel County. 7 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. Free.

“Flying Force: The Prince George’s County Police Aviation Unit” Through large-format images, this exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the unit, its history and officers. Through June 30. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029. $4, seniors $3, age 18 and younger $2.

FRI 23

The Capital Wheel grand opening National Harbor celebrates the opening of its newest attraction, a 180-foot Ferris wheel with enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427, $15, seniors and military $13.50, age 11 and younger $11.25

Sara Gray The local guitar-picking country singer performs in an outdoor concert as part of the Friday Night Live concert series.
6-9:30 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

25th Hour Band An outdoor concert of Motown, jazz, classic and contemporary rock music. 7-9 p.m. La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne St., La Plata. 301-934-8421. Free.

Jennifer Cooper and GrooveSpan The singer and her ensemble cover classic music from all decades including jazz, blues and other genres. 7 p.m. O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf. Free.

“Heroes: Gone but Not Forgotten” An exhibition of more than 50 drawings, prints and paintings by Charles White from the 1930s to the 1970s. Closes Friday. University of Maryland, Cole Student Activities Building, College Park. 301-314-2615. 301-314-2615. Free.

“Lost and Found Laurel” This exhibit offers a nostalgic look back at the city from the 1960s to the present day, pairing old and new items that explore schools, restaurants, entertainment, libraries, festivals and more. Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., through Dec. 21. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. Free, donations welcome.

SAT 24

War of 1812: British Invasion of Prince George’s County Bus & Boat Tour Travel by land and sea as War of 1812 scholar Ralph Eshelman offers a guided tour along the routes and waterways traveled during the war. For age 16 and older. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010. $75, advance registration required.

Hope Without Boundaries 5K The Black and Missing Foundation hosts this 5K run/walk event to raise funds for families of the missing to go toward flier distribution, financial support, victim recovery and burial assistance. 8:30 a.m.-noon. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-972-2634. $25, registration required.

Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival A celebration of local fallen heroes with a Bob Hope radio address reenactment, a military flag show, children’s activities, an art show and live performances by local entertainers such as Sam Grow, the Chesapeake Community Chorus and more. Saturday and Monday at 10 a.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park, Routes 260 and 261, Chesapeake Beach. 301-855-8398, 410-257-2230. Free, donations welcome.

Potomac River Waterfowl Festival The eighth annual nature festival features artists from across the region showcasing their fine-art photography, wildfowl carvings, oil paintings, beach jewelry, decoys, birdhouses and more. Other activities include a live auction, wine and bread tastings, a goose-calling clinic, a swap meet and antiques appraisals. Pre-festival “Cattails and Cocktails” reception dinner Friday 6-9 p.m. Festival Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown. 240-670-4483. $5, age 12 and younger free; reception $75.

Caribbean Festival Linganore Winecellars kicks off its wine, music and art festival season with live reggae and calypso music from the Pan Masters Steel Orchestra, Monsoon, S.T.O.R.M. and the Image Band. Attendees can also enjoy wine tastings, tours, and art and food vendors. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432. In advance $18, at the door $20, designated drivers and military $15, age 17 and younger free.

Memorial Day Parade The city of Bowie sponsors the annual patriotic parade featuring floats, music and dance groups, antique cars, emergency vehicles and more. Concessions and family activities along route. Procession starts at 11 a.m. at Bowie High School Annex, 3021 Belair Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

Max Impact The U.S. Air Force band performs original music. 6 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 202-767-5658. Free.

SUN 25

Ride to the Wall The seventh annual motorcycle event is held in remembrance of those who died in service to our nation. Riders will meet up with the Rolling Thunder bike club at the Pentagon to ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for a Memorial Day ceremony. Depart 6 a.m. from Compass Systems, 21471 Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park. 301-737-4640, Ext. 327 or Ext. 360. $25, registration required.

Beatwater An outdoor concert by the Beatles tribute band. Part of the Sunset Concert Series. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.

Movies on the Potomac Residents can enjoy a family-friendly movie each Sunday evening. This week’s feature is the 2009 Disney animated film “Up.” Sunday at 7 p.m., through Sept. 28. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

MON 26

“Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale” The Owings Mills, Md., native displays a 21-piece exhibit of large-format paintings that depict rural and urban life. Exhibit runs through March 29. University of Maryland University College, Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard, University Boulevard at Adelphi Road, College Park. 301-985-7937.
. Free.

TUE 27

“Plaits and Pony Tails” Allita Irby displays her works using recycled plastic. Through May 31. Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-809-0440. Free, donations welcome.

WED 28

Scripps National Spelling Bee The E.W. Scripps Co. brings together more than 250 youths for the annual spelling competition with a top prize of $30,000. Preliminaries Wednesday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., semifinals May 29 10 a.m.-1 p.m., finals May 29 8-10 p.m. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
from staff reports

Memorial Day Parade

3The city of Bowie sponsors the annual patriotic parade featuring floats, music and dance groups, antique cars, emergency vehicles and more. There will be concessions and family activities along the route. The procession starts Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bowie High School Annex, 3021 Belair Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. Free.