Thursday, Aug. 15

Internet basics class, learn how to conduct a search and other skills. 9:15 a.m.Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Hooked on fishing, for ages 8-15 with adult chaperone, fishing basics including how to set up a rod, angler ethics and safety. 10 a.m.-noon, Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free, registration required. 301-283-2113.

St. Michael’s crab feast, for age 60 and older, take a trip to St. Michaels and enjoy all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, shrimp, fried chicken, corn on the cob, vegetables, coleslaw, brownies and drinks. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. $72, nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $87. Registration required. 301-408-4343.

Live animal show, for age 2 and older, touch a live snake, turtle, toad and other animals. 1-2 p.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $2, registration required. 301-297-4575.

Geico family night, hands-on themed activities and programs for children. 5-8 p.m., National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free. 301-392-2400.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society, habitats include open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 3 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Ballew Avenue, Berwyn Heights. Free. 301-459-3375.

Bowie book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about Eben Alexander’s “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.” 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free. 301-850-0475.

Friday, Aug. 16

Meet the Funder Breakfast, a networking event with the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Hosted by People for Change Coalition. 9-11:30 a.m., Vista Gardens Marketplace, Avalar Smart Choice Realty, 2nd floor meeting room, 10201 Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy., Suite 240, Bowie. $15, RSVP required. 301-808-1492 or

Radio and TV exhibit, explore working vintage radios and televisions and related memorabilia. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, National Capital Radio and Television Museum, 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-390-1020.

Laurel’s history, a photo presentation of Laurel history, from the Snowden family settling the area in 1658, through the Revolutionary War, the incorporation of Laurel as a town, World War I and World War II. 10 a.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd. Free. 301-206-3355.

Dance team tryouts, for ages 13-17, audition for the Tucker Road Community Center Dance Team. 7-10 p.m., Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-248-4404.

Video gaming, for ages 13-17, bring a game or play one on the PS3 or Xbox. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0897.

Daddy/daughter date night, take in a Baysox game; a special ticket package including two box seats and two hot dogs is available. Then run the bases post-game and enjoy fireworks. 7:05 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $22, additional tickets for $11 each. 301-653-6139.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Bowie bird walk, for all experience levels, a half-day walk to view resident and migrating woodland and field birds and waterfowl; bring waterproof footwear and binoculars. Hosted by the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 7:30 a.m., Governor Bridge Natural Area, parking lot, 7600 Governor Bridge Rd., Bowie. Free. 410-765-6482.

Online search workshop, learn how to use Internet search engines. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free, registration required. 301-772-5477.

Back to School bash, face-painting, puppet shows, moon bounce, music, backpack with school supplies giveaway to the first 300 children and more. Participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the Bowie Food Pantry. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., City of Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Dr. Free. 301-809-2388.

Meet a dairy cow, learn about cows, agriculture, and farm products by helping to milk a cow and other chores. 10 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

With Pen in Hand writer’s group, for authors of all genres, published or not, critique and bring your work to be critiqued. 11 a.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

The Way of Food, a table-side conversation to learn about Maryland’s food traditions and how they’ve changed over the past 300 years. Make a “Potatoe Pye” and “Sweet Potatoes Aflame.” Noon-1 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-283-2113.

The Park’s Past, a guided tour of Mt. Welby, learn the history of Oxon Cove Park. 1-3 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Crochet basics, bring your own materials and learn how. 1 p.m., Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-864-8937.

Oxon Hill wagon ride, a scenic ride through the barnyard and natural areas. 1:30 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Create your own Sizzle, an empowerment event for girls and women. Hosted by Cheryl Wood, entrepreneur, author and leadership expert, Marc Clarke of WHUR (96.3 FM), and Allison Seymour of WTTG’s Fox 5. 2-6 p.m., Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free, registration required. 301-952-7900 or

Read to Rover, for ages 6-11, take a favorite book — or choose one from the stacks — to read for 15 minutes to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free, registration required. 301-345-5800.

Book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about Mary Doria Russell’s “Doc,” about the friendship between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. 3 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Glow in the Park night, watch the Baysox take on the Richmond Flying Dogs; first 2,000 fans will receive a glow stick. 6:35 p.m., Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $7-$15. 301-653-6139.

Bumping Bodies, try to stay on the mat in this fun activity for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1500.

Go-kart racing, for ages 13-17. 7-10 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0897.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Chicken and egg, learn about chickens and their importance on the farm, then help feed them and collect eggs. 11 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Book event, learn about autism with the children’s book, “Here’s What I Want You to Know” by Jeremiah Josey and Simone Greggs. 2-6 p.m., Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. Free, RSVP required. 240-695-2629 or

Monday, Aug. 19

Stories with Ranger Steph, stories, songs and crafts to learn how a farmer’s tractor helps plow fields, harvest crops, remove snow, cut grass and pull heavy loads. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

College Park 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. 301-474-8044 or

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Kids kaboose, for age 12 and younger, stories, tours, a craft and “train-spotting” (the Amtrak line runs nearby). 10:30 a.m., Bowie Train Station Museum, 8614 Chestnut Ave., Bowie. Free. 301-809-3089.

Bowie chess club, for all ages, learn to play or improve skills. 6 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Black literature book talk, a librarian discusses Beverly Jenkins’ “Something Old, Something New: A Blessings Novel.” 6:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

College Park writers group, members obtain help with writing assignments and brainstorm. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044 or

Greenbelt book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about Candice Millard’s “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President.” 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Gale Legal Forms tutorial, learn how to locate and edit sample legal forms using the library’s database. 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

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

Community workshop, discuss the College Park-Riverdale Park transit district development plan with the project manager and staff from the Department of Parks and Planning. 7-9 p.m., Parks and Recreation Building Auditorium, 6600 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale. Free. 301-952-3171.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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