Thursday, March 20

E-mail basics, create a Gmail account and learn how to use its features. 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

Global Woman Project lecture series, Marita Golden will discuss topics from her book, “Don’t Play in the Sun: One Woman’s Journey through the Color Complex.” 11 a.m.-noon, Bowie State University, Center for Learning and Technology, room 102, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-860-3769.

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. 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. 301-627-7755.

Foreclosure clinic, Housing Counseling Services provides foreclosure prevention services to Maryland homeowners. 3 p.m., Faith Temple No. 2, 211 Maryland Park Dr., Seat Pleasant. Free. 202-667-7715 or info@housingetc.org.

Bipolar support group, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6-7:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free, RSVP requested. Connie Houchens at 410-867-7927.

The Hunger Games” book talk, a discussion about Suzanne Collins’s novel-turned-movie. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-850-0475.

Bowie computer workshop, sign up for a free e-mail account and learn how to use its features. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free. 301-850-0475.

Mental health workshop, Victoria Karakcheyeva of Volunteers for America leads a presentation about healthy communication and the organization’s mission to inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-8:30 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free, RSVP. 301-429-0970 or www.namipgcmd.org.

Friday, March 21

Business network breakfast, meet triathlete and motivational speaker Brian Boyle; sponsored by the Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County. 7:30-9 a.m., Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville. $30, RSVP. 202-656-1804 or www.cbnpg.org.

Gentle yoga with joy, all ages and skill levels. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, movement studio, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-860-3275.

New Carrollton word-processing class, learn how to create and save documents in Microsoft Word. 10:30 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

Senior safety presentation, discuss identity fraud, auto theft prevention and personal and home safety. Noon, Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr. Free. 301-262-6200.

Geico family night, hands-on themed activities and programs for children. 5-7 p.m., National Children’s Museum, 151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. Free. 301-392-2400.

“Something to Wine About” spring concert series, enjoy wine and R&B/jazz music by the Let it Flow Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Prince George’s Ballroom, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. $30, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $25. 301-341-7439.

Bladensburg dance central, ages 10-17, bring a friend and dance to popular music. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave. Free. 301-277-2124.

Chillum boys circle, males ages 10-17 are invited to gather and talk about life situations and how to respond nonviolently. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd. Free. 301-853-2005.

Laurel dodge ball fun, ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

Tie-dye fun, ages 10-17, bring a plain white T-shirt and create color tie-dye combinations. 7-10 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Remember the Titans,” Denzel Washington stars in the 2000 film based on the integration of two schools to form T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria and the football team that forced the community to accept the changes. 7:30 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-203-6070.

Saturday, March 22

Best Little Quilt Show, vendors, informative demonstrations, silent auction, quilt appraisals, raffle, children’s activities and more. Sponsored by Southern Comforters of Bowie. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, C. Elizabeth Reig Center, 15542 Peach Walker Dr., Bowie. $7, with nonperishable food donation $6. or www.southerncomforters.org.

Quilting class, for all ages and skill levels. 10 a.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Chinese/English story time, children’s stories are read in both languages. 11:30 a.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-7000.

Crochet and knitting literacy, bring materials and practice or learn. 12:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Hyattsville chess club, learn to play or practice. 1 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

College Park book festival, meet local authors and illustrators and do crafts. Sponsored by the College Park Community Library and College Park Lions Club. 2-4 p.m., College Park United Methodist Church, 9601 Rhode Island Ave. Admission, free. 301-275-4458.

Intro to Excel, learn how to create worksheets and format cells. 2 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

Owls of Maryland, learn about the different species of owls that live in Maryland and meet a live one. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

“Natural World,” a reception for Eric Rhein’s mixed-media exhibit that includes photography, sculptural constructions and works on paper. 5:30-8 p.m., 39th Street Gallery, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free. 301-864-3860.

Country western dinner dance, enjoy a barbecue chicken dinner with sides and dessert and live music by Country Memories band. Dinner 6-7:30 p.m., music 8 p.m.-midnight, College Park Moose Lodge, 3700 Metzerott Rd., College Park. In advance, $20; at the door, $25.

Chillum laser tag, for ages 10-17, wear sneakers and have fun in the dark. 7-10 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd. Free. 301-853-2005.

Fitness and healthy eating workshop, ages 10-17 to learn ways to get fit and eat right. 7-10 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.

King of the court, a three-on-three basketball tournament, ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

Golden Gloves boxing, semifinalists fight to move on to the finals. 7:30 p.m., Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center, 7707 Barlowe Rd., Hyattsville. $20. 301-843-6165.

Sunday, March 23

Camp madness expo, a showcase of available summer camps, playgrounds, programs and volunteer opportunities for children during summer break. 1-5 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free. 301-218-6700.

Wildlife conservation workshop, learn about the people who work to save wildlife and available opportunities. 1-4 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Route 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32, Laurel. Free; registration required; donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Blue bird hike, a naturalist leads a tour and teaches about conservation efforts and the birds’ reproductive life. 2-3 p.m., Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-888-1410.

Wedding and all-event open house, tour the interdenominational chapel and learn about services offered. 2-4:30 p.m., University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, Regents and Chapel drives, College Park. Free. 301-314-9866.

Monday, March 24

Bytes of Maryland history, take a time travel through Maryland history in celebration of Maryland Day. 10:30 a.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-262-6200.

“Stories We Tell,” a screening of Sarah Polley’s documentary about her deceased mother and the “truths” she learned after her death. Film followed by discussion facilitated by Mimi Machado-Jones, a local filmmaker. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Educational reflections book club, discuss Diane Ravitch’s “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.” 7-8:30 p.m., Accokeek Academy, 14500 Berry Rd., Accokeek. Free. www.aaptsa.org or accokeekacademy@aaptsa.org.

Tuesday, March 25

National Agriculture Day, celebrate the role agriculture plays in American culture and economics by participating in farm activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free; reservations required. 301-839-1176.

Senior’s nature hike, a naturalist leads an outdoor hike, for age 60 and older. 10-11 a.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-218-6760.

Health insurance workshop, discuss the importance of health insurance and the mandates of the new health-care reform law. 12:15-1:30 p.m., Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Pyon Su Room, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. Free; registration required. 301-405-5807 or www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid.

Black literature talk, a discussion about Maya Angelou’s “Mom & Me & Mom.” 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

District Heights book talk, a librarian leads a talk about Rosalyn McMillan’s “We Ain’t the Brontes.” 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

Laurel adult book discussion, a librarian leads a talk about George Saunders’s “10th of December.” 7:30 p.m., Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.

Wednesday, March 26

Laurel bird walk, age 16 and older, a guided hike to search animal refuge habitats. Field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required; donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Arundel Mills shopping trip, age 50 and older, a bus trip to the outlet mall to shop and lunch on your own. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. $5; reservations required. 301-441-2647.

The art of quill writing, a workshop for age 6 and older to learn how people wrote letters in the 18th century. 1 p.m., Battle of Bladensburg Visitors Center, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free, registration required. 301-779-0371 or www.pgparks.com.

Read to Rover, for ages 5-12, take a favorite book or choose one from the stacks to read for 15 minutes to a trained therapy dog. 4 p.m., Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1152.

Genealogy 101: Using Maryland State Archives, learn how to use electronic indexes found on the Web site to research land, death and birth records and wills to find ancestors. 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Beltsville Garden Club meeting, a presentation that will explain the different types of bees found locally and how the beehives kept about the University of Maryland’s dining hall helps to create a more bee-friendly community. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., James E. Duckworth School, 11201 Evan Trail, Beltsville. Free. 301-890-4733 or www.beltsvillegardenclub.org.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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