Thursday, April 25

E-mail workshop, create an e-mail account and learn how to use its features. 9:15 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free, registration required. 301-817-3750.

Microsoft Word workshop, a beginner’s course; learn how to use the features in Microsoft Word 2010. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Earth Day artwork, create artwork from recyclable materials. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday, National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free with paid admission: $10, age 65 and older $8, age 1 and under, free. 301-392-2400.

Largo children’s story time, a librarian reads a book for ages 2-3 at 10:15 a.m., ages 3-5 at 11:15 a.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane. Free. 301-336-4044.

Tiny Tots: nature and music, for ages 18-42 months, learn about wildlife through song and rhyming. 10:30-11:15 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Biotechnology Symposium, the seventh annual seminar features students presenting results of research on DNA bar coding. 11 a.m., Bowie State University, Wiseman Student Center, Room 102, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-860-3347.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, continuing to celebrate its 10th year in residence at Playhouse, the troupe presents a program for seniors. Noon Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $7, $6 for groups of 15 or more. 301-277-1710.

College Park adult book club, discuss a book you recently read; bring a list of books that you would like the group to read next month. 7-9 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Computer basics, a beginner’s course. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Road, Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

New Carrollton dance classes, a weekly class to learn square- and line-dancing. Sponsored by the Good Luck Squares, a program of the New Carrollton ReCouncil. 7:15-8:30 p.m., Robert Frost Elementary School, 6419 85th Ave. $5. Virginia Fromel at 301-552-1576.

Friday, April 26

Bowie job fair, bring a résuméand meet local employers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., City of Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Dr. Free. hgardner@cityofbowie.org.

Beltsville campfire, for ages 10-17, make s’mores by the fire. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-6613.

Hyattsville ice cream social, for ages 10-17, make your own sundaes. 7-10 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr. Free. 301-445-4508.

Miniature-golf trip, for ages 10-17, take a bus to Laurel Putt Putt Golf. Dine on your own at McDonald’s. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. $10. 301-441-2647.

Outdoor video games, for ages 10-17, play games on a big screen outside. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Wiffle ball game, for ages 10-17, play on the field. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

“Head of class,” for ages 10-17, discuss college options. 8-9 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Spring hand dance, for age 21 and older. 8 p.m.-midnight, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $15; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $20. 301-203-6070.

Saturday, April 27

Upper Marlboro flea market, shop for clothes, home goods, crafts and more. 7-11 a.m., Kettering-Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-390-8390.

Northridge community yard sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., soccer field at Quiet Owl Lane and Quill Point Drive, Bowie. 301-922-3440.

Spring fling, bounce house, face-painting, games, yard sale and more. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 6201 Coventry Way, Clinton. Free. 301-868-2678 or www.hopeclinton.org.

Breakfast and birding on the boardwalk, a nature hike through meadow, forest and marsh followed by continental breakfast at the Glendening Nature Preserve. 8:30-11 a.m. Meet at the Plummer House, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5; seniors and age 17 and under, $3. Reservations required. 410-741-9330.

Beekeeping 101, a workshop to learn about chemical-free beekeeping, including hive components and basic bee management. 9 a.m.-noon, The Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $30, registration required. 301-283-2113.

Rain barrel workshop, learn the benefits and installation process; rain barrels available for purchase. Sponsored by the Bowie Lions Club. 9-10 a.m., Bowie City Hall, Room 243, 15901 Excalibur Rd. Free, registration required. 301-809-3043 or www.cityofbowie.org/index.aspx?nid=648.

“How to research stocks on the Internet,” a seminar. 10 a.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-292-2880.

Food distribution drive, low-income families will receive fresh vegetables and canned goods. Sponsored by the Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Capital Area Food Bank. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St., Laurel. Free. 202-787-0521, www.aka-peo.org.

Glass club show and sale, shop Early American, pattern, art deco and Depression-era glassware, china, kitchenware, pottery, books and linens. Sponsored by the Del-Mar-Va Depression Glass Club. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, DuVal High School, 9880 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. $4 admission. 301-565-2361 or 410-263-4192 or ybrian@verizon.net.

Gardening workshop, learn the best plants for year-round color. Hosted by Master Gardeners of Prince George’s County. 10:30 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Résuméworkshop, bring a flash drive and create a résuméusing Microsoft Word 2010. 10:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

“Herbs to grow and cook,” presentation by Master Gardeners of Prince George’s County. 11 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

Global Youth Service Day, design and decorate small quilts for Maddie’s Blankets, to be donated to shelters and animal rescue organizations. Noon-4 p.m., National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free with paid admission: $10, age 65 and older $8, under 1, free. 301-392-2400.

Crochet and knit session, for all ages, bring your own materials and practice or learn how. 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Photography club meeting, an informal discussion for photography enthusiasts of all skill levels. 1-3 p.m., Mattawoman Creek Art Center, gift shop, Smallwood State Park, Route 224, Marbury. Free. 301-743-5157 or milton@otierneygallery.net.

Wild plant hike, bring water and enjoy a slow-paced walk to learn how to identify common local plants. 1-4 p.m., The Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $25, registration required. 301-283-2113.

Laurel youth reading program, for ages 5-12, read for 15 minutes to a therapy dog to build confidence. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free, registration required. 301-776-6790.

Arundel Mills movie trip, for ages 10-17, take a bus to the movie theater at Arundel Mills Mall. 6-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Transportation free; signed permission slip required. Bring money for tickets and snacks. 301-277-2124.

Accessory swap, for ages 10-17, bring accessories to trade with others. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.

Double Dutch workshop, for ages 10-17, learn basic techniques. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

Owl prowl, a guided hike to look and listen for owls in their natural habitats. 8-10 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free, registration required. 301-888-1410.

Sunday, April 28

Spring birding trip, an outdoor walk to look for migrant waders, hawks and other early warblers at Jug Bay Natural Area and Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Bowie Park and Ride., Free, registration required. David Mozurkewich at 301-509-2212 or mozurk@bellAtlantic.net.

Laurel bird walk, a guided walk to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8:15-10:15 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Herp hunt, a park ranger leads a search for reptiles and amphibians; waterproof footwear recommended. 1-2:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, reservations required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

“Down by the Bay,” for ages 8-10, discover the variety of wildlife that call the Chesapeake Bay home, from blue crabs to great blue herons. 2-3:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Owl prowl, for age 10 and older, a guided hike to look and listen for owls. 7:30-9 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free, registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Monday, April 29

Hyattsville children’s story time, a librarian reads a book for ages 9-23 months at 10:15 a.m., ages 2-3 at 11 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Basketball open gym, for girls ages 10-17. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Bowie theatre auditions, actors are invited to audition for various parts in “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” at the Bowie Community Theatre. Bring a résuméand current head shot, be prepared for cold readings from the script. 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Kenhill Center, Room 205, 2614 Kenhill Dr. 301-262-6200 or president@bctheatre.com.

Using the library Web site and catalogue, learn how to search, request an item and check out books online. 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Game night, bring your favorite game or play one at the library. 7-9 p.m., College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-817-3750 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Laurel Library game night, play board games and enjoy snacks. 7 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Vegetable gardening class, learn how to grow vegetables in small spaces. 7 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Bowie-Crofton camera club, Edwin Remsberg, photojournalist and artist, gives a presentation. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-604-7772 or www.b-ccc.org.

Spanish conversation club, practice speaking Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. 7:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Tuesday, April 30

“Master Builders: A Documentary Featuring African American Architects,” learn about groundbreaking architects whose work went unheralded. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Free. 301-345-5800.

Homework help, for students in grades 3-7. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays during the school year, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 240-461-5330 or stjohnsbroadcreek.org.

Writer’s Group, a biweekly meeting to get help with writing assignments, or brainstorm ideas. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave..Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

English speaking club, practice language skills with people from diverse backgrounds. 7:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Wednesday, May 1

Hair-braiding workshop, learn how to cornrow and do other braiding styles from licensed cosmetologists Susan and Indigo Muhammad. 5 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free, registration required. 301-630-4900.

Bird walk, for age 16 and older, a guided walk to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

College Park story time, for ages 18 months to 4. 10:30-11 a.m., College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave..Free. 301-474-8044 or www.cpcommunitylibrary.com.

Laurel story time, a librarian reads fun stories. Age 12 months and under 10:30 a.m., age 12-23 months 1:15 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Mount Rainier story time, for ages 3-5, stories, songs and other activities. 11 a.m., Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-864-8937.

New Carrollton story time, for age 10 and older, crafts, games, stories and more. 4 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Oxon Hill crochet class, for teens and adults, learn the basics. 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Genealogical Society program, a short business meeting and a presentation by Margo Williams on “Miles Lassiter, An Early African American Quaker: Slave or Free?” New members welcome. 7 p.m., New Carrollton City Hall, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free. 301-262-2063 or www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdpgcgs.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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