Thursday, Jan. 24

Hillcrest Heights computer class, learn how to create and use a Yahoo e-mail account. 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Largo children’s story time, a librarian reads a book for ages 2-3 at 10:15 a.m., ages 3-5 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane. Free. 301-336-4044.

Fire chief community forum, Chief Marc S. Bashoor discusses fire and life safety. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kenhill Center, room 25, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie. RSVP. Diana Fennell at 301-583-1937.

Friday, Jan. 25

Holy Trinity open house, for parents of prospective students in preschool-eighth grade. Tour the campus and meet the staff. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School, 11902 Daisy Lane, Glenn Dale. Free. 301-262-5355 or

Freestyle Friday, for ages 10-17, play video games, listen to music or sing karaoke. 7-10 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

Hyattsville game night, for ages 10-17, play games on the Playstation 3. 7-10 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Youth fashion workshop, for ages 10-17, bring an old white T-shirt to decorate. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights. Free. 240-684-6210.

Ice skating trip, for ages 10-17, take a bus to Wells Ice Skating Rink in College Park. Wear socks and dress warmly. 7:30-9 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. $3. 301-864-1611.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Winter birds program, a guided hike to explore winter birds and how they find food. 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 and 26. 8 a.m.-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Free with paid admission: $5; seniors and age 17 and younger, $3. Reservations required. 410-741-9330.

Get in Step college prep conference, for county students in grades 8-12. Meet representatives from colleges and professional and private organizations; financial information, workshops and panel discussions. Sponsored by Prince George’s County Council Chairman Andrea C. Harrison (D). 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Charles H. Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd., Springdale. Free, registration requested. 301-952-3864 or

College Park arts drop-in, local art specialists Aaron Springer and Ann Potter lead fun workshops for ages 3-8 with their parents. 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013 or

Live animal show, for age 2 and older, meet reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2. 301-699-2456.

Laurel Playhouse auditions, males and females ages 12-65 are invited to audition for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile,” based on her 1937 novel “Death on the Nile.” Actors should bring résum and head shot and be prepared for cold readings from the script. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Free. 301-617-9906 or

Clinton book sale, Friends of Surratts-Clinton Library host this annual drive to support the library. Noon-4 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd. Free. 301-868-9200.

Plant and animal discussion, for age 10 and older, learn about the different plants and animals and how they work together in nature. 1-2:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Winter fashion showcase, shop new fashions from Pink Cashmere Boutique and jewelry from Pieces and Pairs; music, food, raffles and more. 3-6:30 p.m., City of Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-909-8722 or

School celebration, St. Columba Catholic School celebrates its 50th anniversary with a variety of family activities. 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7800 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-567-6212 or

’80s roller skating jam, for ages 10-17, skate to popular music from the decade. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. Free. 301-441-2647.

Wii golf tournament, for ages 10-17, play the PGA Tour on Wii. 7-10 p.m., North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. Free. 301-864-0756.

Sunday, Jan. 27

St. Matthias Academy open house, for prospective students and their families, covering pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Tour the science and computer labs, learn about the academic program, and meet the staff. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Matthias Apostle Church and School, 9473 Annapolis Road, Lanham. Free. 301-577-9412 or

Winter on the farm, learn about chores that farmers do during the cold winter months. Help feed the animals and then enjoy a story. 9-10 a.m., Oxon Hill Farm, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-1176.

St. Pius X school open house, for parents and children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Tour the school, meet staff and learn about application process and more. 1-3 p.m., St. Pius Regional School, 14710 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-0203.

Endangered species program, for ages 8-10, learn about the world’s endangered species and why they are struggling to survive. 2-3:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required, donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Monday, Jan. 28

D.E.A.R. book drive, drop off new of gently used books to benefit youths ages 5-17 in the Drop Everything and Read program. Drop off daily at various Prince George’s County community centers. Visit Web site for locations. 9 a.m., 301-445-4500 or

Hyattsville children’s story time, a librarian reads a book for ages 9-23 months at 10:15 a.m., ages 2-3 at 11 a.m. Mondays, Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Camera club meeting, Zolt Levay leads a presentation about photography and social networking. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Mount Oak Road and Route 301, Bowie. Free. 410-827-3369 or

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Free tax preparation, for county residents with basic income tax returns and maximum household incomes of $51,000. Bring W2 forms, Social Security statements, 1099 forms and other tax documents; receive free electronic filing of state and federal returns. Sponsored by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. By appointment only, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through April 13, Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-583-5254 or

Green Line community meeting, an exhibition of the Metro station area plans along the southern Green Line. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 6-8:30 p.m., Suitland High School, Annabelle Ferguson Performing Arts Center, 5200 Silver Hill Rd, Suitland. RSVP to Bill Washburn, M-NCPPC Project Coordinator, at 301-952-3166 or

Choir orientation, for age 5 and older interested in joining the College Park Youth Choir. Learn about singing and performing in one of the two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. Open house free. Membership cost $85 per semester per child. 301-927-3013 or

Foreign policy discussion, a librarian leads a discussion on Egypt. Presented by the Foreign Policy Association. 7:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Laurel story time, a librarian reads fun stories. Age 12 months and under at 10:30 a.m., age 12-23 months at 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Mount Rainier story time, for ages 3-5, stories, songs and other activities. 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-6790.

Fermented foods class, registration deadline for the Feb. 9 class to learn about the food processing technique that converts sugars to ethanol and how it can improve health. Class includes live demos and healthy eating discussion. 1-3 p.m, Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness, 3909 National Dr. , Burtonsville. $45. 301-602-6560 or

Green Line community meeting, an exhibition of the Metro station area plans along the southern Green Line. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 6-8:30 p.m., Carmel Midtown Square, 4500 Telfair Blvd., Suitland. RSVP to Bill Washburn, M-NCPPC project coordinator, at 301-952-3166, or

Thursday, Jan. 31

“The life cycle of classified national security information,” Neil Carmichael, director of the indexing and declassification division at the National Archives, discusses the process from creation to declassification. 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park. Free; driver’s license or other photo ID required for admission. 202-357-5000.

Square dance lessons, learn how to dance with the Good Luck Squares, sponsored by the New Carrollton ReCouncil. Another session on Feb. 7. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Robert Frost Elementary School, 6419 85th Ave., New Carrollton. Free. 301-552-1576.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah


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