Thursday, Dec. 6

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.

Youth literacy event, for ages 2-10, learn how to use the Early Literacy Station. 4 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Temple Hills college prep seminar, for parents, an informative discussion on how to prepare mentally, financially and realistically for college-bound children. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd. Free. 301-894-6616.

Friday, Dec. 7

Landover food pantry for the needy, bring bags and pick up groceries. 9 a.m. Fridays, through Dec. 20, Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave. Free. 301-386-2278.

College Park Needle Arts Society, work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630 or

Radio and TV museum exhibit, view 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.

Student jazz concert, the ensemble performs a variety of compositions. 2-3 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

Finger puppet crafts, for girls ages 6-15, create a snow family puppets out of knit gloves. Materials provided. 4-5 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. $3. 301-864-0756.

College Park Helping Hands program, for ages 10-17, arrange and prepare gift baskets for those in need. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave. Free. 301-441-2647.

Xtreme Teens ice skating, for ages 10-17, take a bus to Wells Ice Rink in College Park for ice skating with friends. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. $3. 301-853-2005.

Beltsville photo fun, for ages 10-17, learn how to use Photoshop; take and make silly pictures. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free with youth identification. 301-937-6613.

Hyattsville game night, for ages 10-17, play Taboo. 7-10 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free with youth identification. 301-445-4508.

Roosevelt’s winter concert, performances by the Roosevelt and Symphonic bands, Symphony orchestra, concert orchestra and Roosevelt strings, women’s and chamber choirs. 7:30 p.m., Eleanor Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5393.

“Annie,” theater performance of the musical adventures of a spunky orphan. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 22, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. $18, $15 seniors. 301-617-9906.

“Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” performances by the School of Music and the Women’s and Men’s choruses. 8 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Memorial Chapel, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $15; seniors, $10; students, $5. 301-405-2787.

“A Christmas Carol,” performed by the Tantallon Community Players. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $15, $12 students and seniors. 301-203-6070 or

Saturday, Dec. 8

Capitol College open house, an information session for prospective undergraduate students. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel. Free, registration required. 301-369-2800 or

New Carrollton book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about Walter Mosley’s “Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery.” 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Meet Santa in Temple Hills, for age 12 and under, have a picture taken with Santa, arts and crafts, face-painting and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr. $5. 301-505-0897.

Youth dance showcase, featuring participants of the ballet, tap, modern, jazz, hip-hop and capoeira programs. 2 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. $10. 301-699-1819.

Winter’s Eve at National Colonial Farm, a lantern-lit tour the farm. Sing carols by the fire. Food donations for local food bank accepted. 4-7 p.m., National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. $2. 301-283-2113.

Terps basketball tickets, pick up free tickets to watch the University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team take on the George Mason Patriots at the Comcast Center. 6 p.m. Pick up tickets before game day at the Park and Planning Help Desk, 6600 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale, Free. 301-699-2255.

Beltsville college information session, for ages 10-17, a video presentation about higher education programs available across the country. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-6613.

Holiday craft workshop, for ages 10-17, make a homemade gift while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School, Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights. Free. 240-684-6210.

Hyattsville bowling, for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free with youth identification. 301-864-1611.

North Brentwood tree-lighting ceremony, with music, refreshments and family fun. 7-10 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St. Free. 301-864-0756.

Sunday, Dec. 9

University of Maryland Chamber Singers, the group performs Bach’s “Magnificat.” Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $25; subscribers, faculty/staff, seniors and alumni association members $20, students and youth, $10. 301-405-2787 or .

Laurel all-you-can-eat breakfast, a buffet sponsored by the American Legion Riders. 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. $7,; ages 6-10, $5; age 5 and under free with paying adult. 301-725-2302 or

Airplane rib-making workshop, build a 1909 “Wright aeroplane wing-rib.” 1 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $7, registration required. 301-864-6029.

“An English Christmas,” the Maryland Chorale Society performs classic British holiday music, including carols and contemporary works. Pre-concert conversation 3:15 p.m. Concert 4 p.m., Mount Calvary Catholic Church, 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville. $20, students and seniors $15. 301-659-7346 or

Monday, Dec. 10

Youth public speaking lessons, for ages 4-9, practice speaking with others. 3 p.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-9330.

Youth mentoring program, high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the C.H.I.L.L. mentoring program to help get prepared for college and other higher education. Sponsored by Howard University and M-NDPPC. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 31, Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-864-1611.

Student choir concert, a performance of choral favorites. 7:30 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-322-0853.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Bowie puppet show, a holiday-themed show. 7 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

Gift wrap party, for age 16 and older, bring your own holiday gifts and wrapping supplies and have fun wrapping. Share techniques or swap paper. 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18, Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. Free. 301-853-2005.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Temple Hills toy drive, bring a new toy to donate to So Others Might Eat family shelter. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through Dec. 19, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0897.

Youth reading program, for ages 8-12, separate groups for boys and girls to encourage good reading skills. 4 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 12 and 26, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Bladensburg computer class, learn basic skills. 10 a.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd. Free, registration requested. 301-927-4916.

Board of Education meeting, the community is invited to a leadership profile meeting for selecting the county’s next superintendent. 7 p.m., Sasscer Administration Building, Boardroom, 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro. Free. 301 952-6115 or

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah


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