Thursday, Aug. 11

Immunization clinics Families with children in county schools entering kindergarten or seventh grade and those repeating ninth grade will receive free required vaccinations. Participants must bring the exclusion letter received from the child’s school. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kaiser Prince George’s County Medical Center, 6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville, 301-209-6000 and Camp Springs Medical Center, 6104 Old Branch Avenue, Camp Springs, 301-702-6100. Free, registration required.

Shoe and sneaker drive Drop off gently used shoes and sneakers to benefit Soles 4 Souls, a nonprofit agency that provides shoes to those in need. Drop off through Friday at 9 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. Free.

Baysox camp day Local camps are invited to bring kids to the minor league baseball matchup against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. 11:05 a.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-805-6000. $7-$15.

“Cool Runnings” A screening of the PG-rated family movie. 2 p.m. Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. 301-817-3750. Free.

Learn to fish Age 15 and younger will cast a rod, identify fish, and experience fishing. All equipment provided. 2-4 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. Free, registration required.

Summer Games screening party Watch the Olympics with others. 3 p.m. Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-9330. Free.

Healthy foods story time Stories, songs, and finger plays about yummy foods for ages 2-3. 4:15 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. Free.

Veterans education and resource fair For all military veterans. 6-8 p.m. Prince George’s Community College, Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0965. Free.

Walk and talk with the doc Janese Nichols, RN, leads a group walk to share wellness tips and answer questions. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Rd., Hyattsville. 301-446-680. Free.

Pottery workshop Ages 12-17 can create unique pieces. 10 p.m.-midnight, Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. 301-445-4508. Free.

Friday, Aug. 12

Circus camp revue A high-energy showcase of jugglers, clowns and other performers. 1 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208. Free.

Candle-making lesson A how-to workshop for ages 10-17. 7-8:30 p.m. Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-6621. Free.

Girl talk Discuss topics with peers ages 10-17 while enjoying cupcakes and ice cream. 7-10 p.m. Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. 301-445-4508. Free, reservations required.

Show me the money A program for girls ages 10-17 to learn money-management skills. 7-10 p.m. Berwyn Heights Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights. 240-684-6210. Free.

End-of-the-summer party Games, music and fun for ages 12-17. 10 p.m.-midnight, Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-552-1093. Free.

Friday night splash A late-night open swim for age 12 and older. 10 p.m.-midnight, Glenarden-Theresa Banks Complex, 8615-A McLain Ave., Glenarden. 301-772-5515. Free.

Safe Summer program party Celebrate the end of the Safe Summer program with music, food, and games. 10 p.m.-midnight, Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-7882. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Our Local Bounty Farmers Market Shop local seasonal produce, honey and more. 8 a.m.-noon. St. Thomas Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free.

Hoops 4 Peace Anti-Violence Youth Summit The 22nd annual seminar promotes awareness of violence, positive self-esteem, mental health, drug abuse prevention, conflict resolution and other issues affecting youth. Watch or play in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. Free.

Washington Nationals baseball clinic Ages 7-15 can meet and learn skills from local high school and youth league coaches. 9-11 a.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-805-6000. Free, registration required.

Yoga in the parks Bring a mat and towel and participate in strengthening and basic yoga techniques. 9-10 a.m. Marlton Park, 8061 Croom Rd., Upper Marlboro301-927-0822. Free.

Nature hike A naturalist leads a trail hike to learn about local flora and fauna. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-6074. $3.

“Talking Trash” A puppet show for ages 5-12 to learn about animals that live in the park. 10 a.m. Greenbelt Park, 6565 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. 301-344-3948. Free.

African dance and drum For ages 10-18. 10 a.m.-noon, St. Michael's Truth/OSLC, 4915 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills 301-894-3556. Free.

Doll and Teddy Bear show and sale Local collectors showcase their dolls and bears. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. Free.

Miller Farm’s farmers market Shop fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, and seasonal displays from the Clinton farm. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. Free.

STEM program Ages 3-5 can participate in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. 10 a.m. South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. 301-850-0475. Free.

Wildlife Conservation and Recreation Day Family crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals, fish, archery and firearm lessons, and dog retrieving demonstrations. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. 301-497-5887. Free, registration required. Donations welcome.

French-English story time Stories, songs, and rhymes in French and English. 10:30 a.m. Laurel Library Temporary Branch, 8101 Sandy Spring Rd., Laurel. 301-776-6790. Free.

Historic Ellicott City Walking Tour Howard County Historical Society members lead a 3/4-mile walk that includes the courthouse, Oak Lawn Seminary and Tongue Row. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. 410-480-3250. $10.

Story time in Russian For ages 5-7. 11-11:45 a.m. College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., Lower level, College Park. 301-474-8044. Free.

Finish line Celebrate the end of summer with music, outside activities and food with peers ages 13-18. Noon, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-2400. Free.

“Local Living” reception Live music, refreshments and artist talk by Carol Morgan, featured solo wall artist. 1-3 p.m. exhibit runs through Sept. 16., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-864-1611. Free.

Chess/checkers club Learn to play or improve skills. 1 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. Free.

National Park Service centennial celebration Ranger Rob Lorenz of the National Mall & Memorial Parks discusses the agencies 100 year history. 2 p.m. Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-262-7000. Free.

Civil War lecture Kelly Hancock, education program coordinator at the Museum of the Confederacy, leads a talk titled “From Belles to Battleaxes: Women of Civil War Richmond,” about the spies, nurses and socialites that lived in Richmond during the war. 4 p.m. Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121. Free.

Campfire talk A lecture on the history of Powder Mill Road. 7:30 p.m. Greenbelt Park, 6565 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. 301-344-3948. Free.

Monday, Aug. 15

Diabetes support group Experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center share information about management, nutrition, treatment options and more. 6-7:30 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, North Bldg., fifth-floor DSE room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-324-4968. Free, registration required.

Family STEM night Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can learn strong financial skills in this family program. 6:30 p.m. Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-0294. Free.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Yoga in the park All ages can participate in a basic yoga class to help strengthen body and mind. Bring towel and mat. 9-10 a.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6700. Free.

Ready 2 Read story time Stories, songs, rhymes and more for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. 301-630-4900. Free.

Gymnastics workshop Open playtime for age 12 and younger. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. $7.

Revise your resume Bring a flash drive and create and save a professional resume. 2 p.m. Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-2880. Free, registration required.

Introduction to Medicare Staff from the Prince George’s County State Health Insurance Assistance Program presents on how to navigate Medicare coverage options. 6:30 p.m. Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. 301-868-9200. Free, reservations requested.

Wellness walk A local health care professional answers questions and shares health tips during this group walk for all ages. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. 301-505-0897. Free.

Breast cancer support group An empowering monthly meeting for women who were newly diagnosed or recovering from breast cancer to learn how to cope with physical and emotional challenges. 7-9 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-324-4968. Free, registration required.

Male caregivers support group Men are invited to share their experiences as caregivers of breast cancer survivors. 7-9 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, North building, fifth-floor DSE room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-324-4968. Free, registration required.

Park Police general body meeting The Park Police Volunteer Association meets to discuss general business, training, volunteer events, and planning. Open to age 18 and older. 7:30-9 p.m. Maryland National Park Police Headquarters, 6700 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale301-731-2607. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

STEM for families Hands-on experiments for ages 5-12 in science, technology, engineering and math. 5:30 p.m. Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-9330. Free.

Step It Up! Family Fitness Club Set and meet fitness goals during this health and wellness program. 6-7 p.m. Hillcrest Heights Community Center, Oxon Run Park, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. 301-446-6893. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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