Thursday, Aug. 7

District Heights computer class, a three-part beginner’s computer course to learn how to navigate a desktop, use a mouse, search the Internet and create an e-mail account. 9:15 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free; registration required. 301-817-3750.

Temple Hills computer basics, for age 18 and older, learn how to use a keyboard and mouse and work with Microsoft Windows 7. 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

Rotary club meeting, new members are welcome to join the Rotary Club of Historic Prince George’s County for a luncheon meeting. Attendees will hear from professional speakers and discuss club projects. 12:15 p.m., Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville. Free. 301-580-0258 or .

Seniors belly dancing class, for age 55 and older, walk, shimmy and shake at this four-week fitness class. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 21, Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. $25; residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $20; registration required. 301-262-6200.

“Transcendent Man,” director Robert Barry Ptolmy’s documentary follows the life and journey of inventor and author Ray Kurzweil’s theories on humans merging with computers. 4 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

Berwyn Heights bird walk, members of the Prince George’s Audubon Society and Patuxent Bird Club host this walk through habitats including open water, wetlands, forests and meadows, with sighting opportunities for woodland and field songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. 6 p.m., meet at the parking lot for the Luther Goldman Birding Trail, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Ruatan Street and Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights, Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Road and Ballew Avenue. Free. 301-459-3375.

Laurel bipolar support group, for those suffering from the mental illness, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6-7:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. Connie Houchens at 410-867-7927.

Bowie ballroom dance, a beginner’s dance lesson followed by performance. 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. $10. 410-370-8438 or .

Glenarden laser tag, for ages 13-18, play a game inside the gym or outdoors on the football field. 9 p.m.-midnight, Glenarden Community Center, 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-3151.

Hyattsville basketball clinic, for ages 12-18, learn fundamentals and practice skills. 10 p.m.-midnight, Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Fort Washington shoe and sneaker drive, drop off gently used shoes or sneakers to benefit the nonprofit organization Soles 4 Souls. Through Aug. 8, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-203-6070.

Friday, Aug. 8

Naval implementation committee meeting, a public meeting to discuss recommendations of the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington Joint Land Use Study. 9-11 a.m., Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Lakeside Offices, 14422 Old Mill Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; must register in advance to testify. 301-952-3521.

Forest Heights farmers market, shop a variety of fresh produce from local farmers. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Mark AME Church, 5427 Indian Head Hwy., Forest Heights. 301-839-1030.

Senior movie, for age 55 and older, watch the film “Fruitvale Station ,” based on the true story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in Oakland, Calif. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800 St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights. $3; residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, free. 301-423-0505.

Upper Marlboro Fabulous Fridays, enjoy unlimited rides on the train and carousel and play rounds of mini golf for one price. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $6; residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $5. 301-699-2456.

Dance Theater Intensive, students in the Dance Theater Intensive camp showcase their skills in dance, vocals, poetry and drama. 5:30 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $5; age 15 and younger, free. 301-699-1819.

Depression and bipolar support group, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance hosts this community support group, followed by light dinner and movie. 5:30-8:30 p.m., On Our Own of Prince George’s County, 10007 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free; reservations required. 877-794-7337.

Gymnastics workshop, for age 12 and younger with guardian, a non-structured, open playtime. 6-7 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $6. 301-583-2400.

Beltsville kickball, for ages 10-17, a friendly game against peers. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-6613.

Landover Friday Evening Book Club, discuss “Fourth Sunday: The Journey of a Book Club ” by B.W. Read. 7 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. 301-583-2400.

Life skills 101, for ages 10-17, learn laundry basics, including how to sort, wash and fold clothes. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.

Bladensburg table tennis tournament, for ages 10-17, play against staff. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 ,” an outdoor screening of the animated film. 8:30-10 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-699-2456.

Lanham Chase Your Dreams basketball clinic, for ages 10-17, Sonia Chase, former WNBA player, hosts this clinic on fundamental skills. 10 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.

Fashion design workshop, for ages 12-17, learn how to design clothes and then play an assortment of games in the gym. 10 p.m.-midnight, Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant. Free. 301-773-8881.

Oxon Hill block party, for ages 12-17, a celebration of the end of summer break with games, face painting, food and more. 10 p.m.-midnight, Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-567-6033.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Cheverly community market, shop local produce, meat, cheese, seafood, bread, wine and handmade crafts. 8 a.m.-noon, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 646-621-6968 or .

Towns of Kettering Community Day, yard sale, health screenings, moon bounce, face-painting, giveaways, and representatives from several Maryland state departments including Veterans Affairs and Social Services. Sponsored by the Towns of Kettering Homeowners Association. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Joyceton Way and Joyceton Drive, Kettering. Free. 301-814-8976 or .

Talkin’ baseball, Jimmy Keenan discusses his book, “The Lystons: A Story of One Baltimore Family and our National Pastime.” 9 a.m., Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Free. 410-740-1145.

Branch Avenue in Bloom farmers market, shop fresh fruit, meat and other produce by local growers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Iverson Mall, parking lot, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. Lamar Weaver at 301-702-2250, or .

North College Park farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., REI — College Park, parking lot, 9801 Rhode Island Ave. 240-888-6972.

Microsoft Word workshop, learn how to create, save and print documents. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free; registration required. 301-772-5477.

Back-to-school fair, register for school, purchase uniforms, pick up school supplies and enter a backpack giveaway. New this year, students in grades K-7 can receive free vaccinations that are required before the first day of school.10 a.m.-1 p.m., Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-6001 or .

Deer resistant plants, learn which plants deer prefer not to eat. 10 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.

Hyattsville chess and checkers club, learn to play or practice skills. 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 23, Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Accokeek chess club, learn how to play or improve your game. 2 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-292-2880.

Chillum arts and crafts workshop, for ages 10-17, use creativity and design an artistic piece. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

Laurel career planning advice, for ages 10-17, write a résumé and learn interview skills and other tips. 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

“Jeopardy” and karaoke fun, for ages 10-17, sing a favorite song and then play “Jeopardy.” 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Riverdale close-out pool party, for ages 12-18, enjoy a night swim and play video, board and card games. 8 p.m.-midnight, William Wirt Middle School, 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale. Free. 301-985-1720.

Glenarden late-night swim, for ages 12-24. 9 p.m.-midnight, Glenarden Community Center, 8615 McLain Ave. Free. 301-772-3151.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Bowie farmers market, shop locally grown produce, flowers, plants, breads, jams. 8 a.m.-noon, Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, parking lot, 15200 Annapolis Rd. 301-809-3078 or .

Hope support group, for those living with depressive illnesses. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 3-5 p.m., St. John’s Catholic Church, Education Center, 8912 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free; reservations requested. Ruth McMenamin at 301-868-6180

Upper Marlboro gospel concert, local gospel entertainers perform. 4-6 p.m., Upper Marlboro Community Center, 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd. Free. 301-627-2828.

Monday, Aug. 11

Women writers group, for women who aspire to write, Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. Free. 301-292-2880.

College Park Club 300 group walk, for age 50 and older, a fitness walk in the park with others. 9:30-11 a.m., Acredale Park, 4300 Metzerott Rd., College Park. Free. 301-446-3400.

Laurel mental health support group, for families of those with mental illnesses. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-8:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 7607 Old Sandy Spring Rd., Laurel. Free; reservations requested. Steven Gray at 410-772-9300 or .

Vietnam War talk, historians from the U.S. Naval Academy and the Fort Meade Museum discuss the war, specifically when North Vietnamese gunboats attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

Landover tumbling workshop, for ages 8-18, learn or improve skills. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $12. 301-583-2400.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Oxon Hill origami workshop, for ages 6-12, practice paper-folding skills. 11 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Upper Marlboro story time, for ages 3-5, enjoy books, songs, crafts and finger plays. 11:15 a.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St. Free. 301-627-9330.

Catapult days, learn how to make and operate catapults and other devices. 4 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Clinton support group, for people suffering from mental illness. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6:30-8 p.m., Colony South Hotel, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; reservations requested. Mary Heath at 301-856-8221 or

New Carrollton computer basics, learn basic skills and terminology. 6:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Stroke education meeting, for stroke survivors and caregivers, share experiences and coping techniques, speakers will provide information about prevention and management. 1-3 p.m. second Wednesdays, Doctors Community Hospital, Professional Office Building, first-floor conference room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free; registration required. 301-324-4968.

Upper Marlboro teddy bear family picnic, bring your favorite stuffed animal for an outdoor picnic and playtime. 1-2:30 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. $2 per family; registration required. 301-888-1410.

Bowie teen movie and snacks, for ages 11-18, watch a PG-13 rated movie, complimentary snacks and refreshments. 3 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

Oxon Hill outdoor jazz and R&B, pack a picnic and enjoy dinner on the patio while enjoying jazz and R&B music. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-7782.

Hyattsville library community meeting, residents are invited to meet with architects from Grimm and Parker Architects to share ideas of what they want in the new Hyattsville library. 7-9 p.m., Bunker Hill Fire Station, 37169 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-699-3500.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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