Thursday, Nov. 15

Bladensburg computer class, learn how to create an e-mail account. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-927-4916.

Oxon Hill online job hunt program, Learn how to search and apply for jobs online. 1 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free, registration required. 301-839-2400.

“Twilight” movie “marry-thon,” for teens and adults, watch a marathon of the classic vampire series. “Twilight” at 2:30 p.m., “New Moon” at 4:30 p.m., “Eclipse” at 6:30 p.m., and “Breaking Dawn Part I” at 8:30 p.m. Upper Marlboro Community Center, 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd., Upper Marlboro. $7, includes popcorn. Reservations required. 301-627-2828 or

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. Free. 301-459-3375.

Riverdale Park farmers market, 3-7 p.m., through Nov. 15, Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park.Free. Jim Coleman at 301-586-5973 or

Bowie crime prevention seminar, learn ways to avoid being a victim during the holiday season. 7 p.m., Bowie Police Department, 2614 Kenhill Dr. Free. 301-575-1824.

Suitland piano master class, led by Terrence Wilson, the Prince George’s Philharmonic performs classical works. 7:30 p.m., Suitland High School, 5200 Silver Hill Rd. Free. 301-817-0500.

Friday, Nov. 16

“Little Whooper’s Excellent Adventure” puppet show, follow the life of the endangered whooping crane as he learns about migration. 10:30-11:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

Laurel nature hike, for ages 5-7, a guided hike to look for blue jays, squirrels, nuthatches and other forest animals, then make a craft. 1-2:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, donations welcome, registration required. 301-497-5887.

Laurel music performance, for age 50 and older, eclectic selections by vocalist Charisma Wooten including songs from Billie Holiday, Cole Porter and Earth, Wind and Fire. 2-3 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd.. Free. 301-206-3355.

Beltsville cooking class, for ages 10-17, make a pizza. 7-10 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd. Free with youth identification. 301-937-6613.

College Park turkey shoot-out, a basketball shooting challenge to win a ham or turkey. 7-8 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave. Free. 301-441-2647.

Berwyn Heights holiday craft workshop, for ages 10-17, make a festive, unique craft. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School, Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St. Free with youth identification. 240-684-6210.

Laurel movie night, for ages 10-17, the featured film is “Step Up.” 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

Poetry open mike, share your talents and feelings through the spoken word. 7-9 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $5. 301-583-2400.

Journey to the Stars science program, take a fictional journey to Tiwanaku, Bolivia, to explore the ruins and view the worlds through the Sun Gate. 7:30 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free with paid admission: $4; students and seniors, $2; age 3 and younger, free. 301-918-8750.

College Park book and photography clubs, discuss “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen,” by Julia Flynn Siler; a discussion about photography follows. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013 or

Sisterhood mentorship program, for ages 10-17, learn about etiquette, life skills, and health education. 8-10 p.m., Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Free with youth identification. 301-567-6033.

Saturday, Nov. 17

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

Holly Days bazaar, shop handmade gifts, toys, baked goods; raffles, photos with Santa, and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Philips Church, 522 Main St., Laurel. Free. 301-776-5151 or

College Park arts drop-in, for ages 3-8, create wacky robots. 10 a.m.-noon, College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave. Free, donations welcome. 301-441-2647.

Hyattsville pottery sale, shop baking dishes, baskets, sushi dishes, bowls and other handmade items. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free. 301-445-4508.

Oxon Hill mother-daughter book club, read and discuss a variety of books together. 11 a.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 15, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Fort Washington “Madden” tournament, watch or play the football video game on a theater screen. Winner takes home a Thanksgiving basket. 1-5 p.m., Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd. $2, registration required. 301-292-9191.

Mount Rainier crochet class, bring your own materials and learn basic techniques. 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 15, Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-864-8937.

Laurel Read to Rover program, for ages 5-12, children may increase their confidence in reading by doing it with specially trained therapy dogs. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free, registration required. 301-776-6790.

Bowie class on etiquette, for ages 6-9, stories about good manners, learn how to set a formal table and take a quiz on how germs are spread. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-262-7000.

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

A Scholar’s Talk, Teresia Bush of Howard University’s Art Department discusses themes and concepts in agendas, global forms in art and engagement with the broader community. 3 p.m., Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. Free. 301-277-2863; TTY 301-446-6802.

Celebration of Creativity arts gala, the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and Bowie State University sponsor this black-tie event to celebrate arts education and the opening of the new $71 million Fine and Performing Arts Center on the university’s campus. Hosted by WHUR radio personality Jacquie Gales Webb, the gala will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur, the Cyrus Chestnut Trio and more. Proceeds will benefit the center and arts education programs. 6:30 p.m. Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. $100, reservations required. 301-277-1402 or

Berwyn Heights laser tag, for ages 10-17, travel by bus to XP Laser Sport in Laurel. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School, Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St. $15, registration required. 240-684-6210.

Fort Washington line dance, for age 18 and older, light refreshments served. 7-10 p.m., Potomac Landing Community Center, 12500 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. $10. 301-292-9191.

Raq Sharqi dance concert, local belly dancers perform traditional movements in elaborate costumes. 7:30 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Lothian wreath-making project, help remove pine seedlings and invasive plants from the sanctuary and use them to make decorative wreaths. Bring decorating materials, work gloves and hand pruners. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd. Free, registration required. 410-741-9330.

Bowie patriotic brunch, to benefit injured soldiers returning home and their families. Enjoy brunch and talks by Col. Paula Penson of Andrews Air Force Base and Kirk M. Bauer, executive director of Disabled Sports USA. 10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. $7; under 12, $4. 301-352-0947 or

Scout Wings Day, for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, explore the history of aviation and the science of flight. Noon-4 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4, registration required. 301-864-6029.

Oxon Hill wedding showcase, featuring local event vendors, culinary samples and other valuable information. For age 18 and older. 1-4 p.m. Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Rd. $5, registration requested. 301-839-7782.

College Park Wacky Robots workshop, an arts workshop for ages 3-8. 2-4 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd. Free, donations welcome. 301-927-3013.

Adelphi piano recital, pianist San-Qing Lu-Bennaman and her 7-year-old prodigy, Madeline Xu, perform Mozart and Chopin. Reception follows. 4 p.m., Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd. Free. 301-937-3666 or

Monday, Nov. 19

Laurel craft fair, shop vendor tables. Proceeds benefit the fifth grade’s end-of-year activities. Table rental $25-$35. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bond Hill Elementary, 16001 Sherwood Ave., West Laurel. Free. 301-497-3600.

Stories with Ranger Steph, for age 5 and younger, celebrate the harvest and learn about the favorite foods of farm animals through songs, stories and crafts. 9-10 a.m., Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-1176.

Accokeek homeschooler’s program, a discussion around the art and work of John James Audubon. 2:30 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free, registration requested. 301-292-2880.

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

“West Side Story,” a screening of the 1961 musical is followed by a discussion. 7:30 p.m., Bowie State University, Main stage, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-860-3704.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

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

Accokeek teen book talk, for ages 13-17, a discussion of Edgar Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes.” 2:30 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free. 301-292-2880.

Chillum holiday food crafts, for ages 6-12, make Turkey-Lurkeys using apples and candy. 3-4 p.m., Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd. Free, reservations required by Nov. 19. 301-853-2005.

Black literature discussion, a librarian leads a talk Leonard Pitts’s “Before I Forget.” 7 p.m., Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.

New Carrollton history lecture, historian C.R. Gibbs leads a presentation, “Blurred Vision: Racial Stereotypes in American Film and Television.” 7 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Temple Hills free food program, bring your own bag and pick up groceries. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Social Services Department. 4-6 p.m., Iverson Mall, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. Free. 301-386-2278.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Brandywine food distribution, bring your own bags and pick up groceries. 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Gwynn Park High School, parking lot, 13800 Brandywine Rd. Free. 301-386-2278.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah


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