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Prince George’s County community calendar, April 5 to 12, 2012

Thursday, April 5

QuestFest theater festival, performances by national and international troupes, through Sunday. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. For showtimes and ticket information, visit www.questfest.org.

Police-work seminar for seniors, a presentation on the science of crime-solving by Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Kelvin Scruggs. 1 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. Beth Evans, 301-490-5679.

Laurel “Cottontail” program, for ages 5 to 7, a presentation on rabbits. 1-2:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Donations welcome; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Upper Marlboro nature crafts, for age 10 and younger, meet with wildlife and take part in a craft project. 2-3 p.m., Watkins Regional Park (Nature Center), 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2; reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, habitats include wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. Hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 6 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Balew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

Bowie Baysox opening night, 7:05 p.m., Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

Marine Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-433-
4011 or www.marineband.usmc.mil.

Friday, April 6

Absalom Jones scholarship applications, Friday is the deadline to apply for two scholarship opportunities named for the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. 301-776-5151, Ext. 15 or www.stphilipslaurel.org.

Cherry Blossom Festival cruise, for age 60 or older, travel to the District and board the Spirit of Washington for lunch and live entertainment. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd. $60; residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $50. Registration required. 301-449-0490.

Paper Airplane Day, brush up on your folding and aiming skills and take part in the Paper Airplane Derby. Noon, College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. Free with paid admission: $4; age 18 or younger, $2. 301-864-6029.

Bladensburg teen egg hunt, for ages 13 to 17, bring a flashlight and join the search for the golden egg. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-779-0371.

Saturday, April 7

Bowie bird walk, Prince George’s Audubon Society members lead a walk in the Fran Uhler Natural Area, waterproof footwear and binoculars suggested. 7:30 a.m., meet at the end of Lemons Bridge Road, next to the Bowie State University campus. Free. 410-765-6482.

Backyard poultry workshop, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $30; nonmembers, $40. Registration required. 301-283-2113.

“World’s Largest Egg Hunt,” 10 a.m., Riverdale Baptist Church, 1177 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-249-9111.

Mitchellville bridal gala, presentations by local wedding professionals, vendors and others. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Largo Community Church, 1701 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. $8; registration requested. 301-278-5435 or www.virtuouswomanbridalgala.com.

Baysox Kids Spring Fling, for age 12 or younger, a pre-game egg hunt. Noon, Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-464-4865 or www.baysox.com.

Golden egg hunt, for age 12 or younger, a hunt, arts and crafts, a bunny hop and photos with the Easter Bunny. Noon-3 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0876.

Easter at Cosca, for age 3 or older, bring a basket for hunting eggs and other activities at the Tennis Bubble. 1-3 p.m., Cosca Regional Park, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3. 301-868-6462.

“The Maryland Campaign of 1862,” a presentation by Dennis Frye on battlefield decisions and outcomes. 4 p.m., Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-1121.

Xtreme Teens 3-on-3 basketball, for ages 13 to 17, bring your team or join one. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0876.

Fort Washington ice cream social, for ages 13 to 17. 7-10 p.m., Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-248-4404.

Landover job-seekers workshop, for ages 13 to 17, create a professional-appearance résumé to give to potential employers. 7-10 p.m., Kentland-Columbia Park Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-341-7439.

“Who Let the Frogs Out?” a naturalist leads a hike around the ponds and creeks to search for frogs, toads and their ilk. Hiking shoes recommended. 7 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; registration required. 301-888-1410 or Kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

The Royal Comedy Tour, featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Tony Rock and others. 8 p.m., Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $52.50 to $72.50. 301-952-7900 or www.showplacearena.com.

Sunday, April 8

Glenn Dale egg hunt, search for eggs in the church yard. Noon, Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads. Free. 301-262-2299 or www.glenndaleumc.org.

Monday, April 9

Bowie children’s event, for age 12 or younger, entertainment and egg collecting; basket recommended. 11 a.m., Allen Pond Park (amphitheater), 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-464-3725.

Peppermill egg hunt, for age 12 or younger, bring a basket and hunt for the golden egg. 11 a.m., Peppermill Community Center, 610 Hill Rd., Landover. $5. 301-350-8410.

Upper Marlboro campfire, for age 2 and older, stories, animal shows and a marshmallow roast. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3; reservations required. 301-699-2456.

Manor Extravaganza, search the grounds for eggs. 1-2:30 p.m., Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. $3; registration required. 301-725-6037.

Oxon Hill Fun Day, for age 10 or younger, games, prizes and more. 1-2:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd. $2. 301-839-7782.

Terrapin baseball night, meet with University of Maryland players and coaches, then watch the Terps take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels. 7:05 p.m., Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. www.baysox.com (use “TERPS” code for special prices) or 301-805-6000.

Tuesday, April 10

Pastel arts workshop, explore color and light in a special medium; bring your own supplies as well as a photograph to work from for the final painting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Smallwood State Park (Mattawoman Creek Art Center), Route 224, Marbury. $40; members, $30. Registration required. 301-743-5159.

“Daughters of Struggle” Civil Rights program, Ayanna Gregory, daughter of activist Dick Gregory, shares stories about her father and personal experiences and songs of the Civil Rights Movement. 7 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

East Pacific birding odyssey, a presentation by Gail Mackiernan, biological oceanographer, on her encounters in Ecuador and Chile. Hosted by the Patuxent Bird Club and the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 7:30 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. Free. 301-262-5148 or www.pgaudubon.org.

War of 1812 program, a presentation by Ralph Eshelman on key battlefield sites in Maryland. 7:30 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. $5; students, $2.50. 301-864-0420.

Wednesday, April 11

Laurel bird walk, for age 16 or older, a guided walk to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18 and 25. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Donations welcome; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Board of Education breakfast, RSVP for the April 14 breakfast meeting hosted by board chair Verjeana M. Jacobs. Rip’s Casual Dining, 3809 N. Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-952-6116.

“All About Animals” program, for ages 5 to 7, hands-on activities with insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals. 10:30-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Donations welcome; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Relationships seminar, questions and answer about finding self-confidence, learning from the past, and avoiding toxic dating. 1-3 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

Rhythm in jazz workshop, a presentation on percussion by Marshall Maley. 1 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Hall, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

“Taste of Bowie” scholarship benefit, with a fashion show, a raffle and more. Sponsored by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee and Soroptimist International. 6-9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way. $50; reservations required. 301-262-0920 or info@bowiechamber.org.

Green environment panel discussion, with a spotlight on the creation of county streets that are more walkable and biker-friendly. 6:30-8 p.m., CSG Building, 7900 Harkins Rd., Lanham (near New Carrollton Metro station). 202-244-
4408 or http://csg.citizen-networks.org.

Purple Line TOD Study, presentations on the Transit-Oriented Development plans for the proposed Metro Purple Line corridor and, in particular, the “West Campus Station” area. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. 301-952-3166 or william.washburn@ppd.mncppc.org.

Thursday, April 12

School House Rock Live! a TheatreBam of Chicago production. 10:15 a.m. and noon April 12 and 13. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $6. 301-277-1710.

Preschoolers’ nature program, “All About Otters,” with stories, games and crafts projects. 10:30-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Donations welcome; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Seniors spa day, back massages, hand massages and mini-manicures. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $20; registration required. 301-206-3355.

Maryland archaeology history program, a presentation on the variety of technology in the state’s earliest mills. 7 p.m., Laurel Municipal Pool Complex, Ninth and Main streets. Free. 301-725-7975 or www.laurelmuseum.org.

Victims’ Rights Awards, a fundraising event to honor victims of crimes, those who have served them, volunteers and partners. Sponsored by the Community Advocates for Family and Youth. 7-10 p.m., Glenn Dale Golf Club, 11501 Old Prospect Hill Rd., Glenn Dale. $35; reservations required. 301-390-4092 or www.cafy2012awards.eventbrite.com.

Sharon Thomas Experience Band, a lively R&B performance. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $5. 301-206-3355.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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