Cunningham Falls trip A guided hike at Cunningham Falls State Park to explore nature. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6760. www.pgparks.com. $24, residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $20. Reservations required.
Harvest excursion Travel to QueForest Hall Farm in Mechanicsville for a farm tour, corn maze, hayride, petting zoo and shopping. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-583-2400. www.pgsportsandlearn.com. $15, residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties $12. Reservations required.
Panda-monium Bob Brown Puppets uses crafted pandas and other Chinese circus performers in this puppet show. Thursday, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $5.
Prostate screenings Board-certified urologists will conduct PSA blood test and DRE screenings for men ages 40-70. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, Professional Office Building, Suite 210, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-552-8060. www.dchweb.org. Free, appointment required.
Family game night For ages 5-12. 5 p.m. Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-927-4916. Free.
Dual enrollment information session For high school juniors and seniors interested in joining the Dual Enrollment Program, which allows students to take free college-level courses for credit at a university while attending school. 6:30 p.m. Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-952-6000. www1.pgcps.org/dualenrollment. Free.
“Intimate Apparel” Set in 1905 New York, the play follows the experiences of an African American seamstress who navigates social and class lines. Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. theclarice.umd.edu. $25, students $10.
MFA dance thesis concert Choreographer Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene presents “Nyam Chiem” and Meghan Abadoo presents “Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home.” Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. theclarice.umd.edu. $25, students $10.
Washington international regional days An indoor horse show. 8 a.m. Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-7900. Spectators free.
Puppet show A nature-themed show featuring live animals. For ages 2-10. 2-2:30 p.m. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6760. www.pgparks.com. $2.
Monster mini golf Travel to Jessup to enjoy mini-golf, games and food. For ages 10-17. 6:30-10 p.m. Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-386-2278. www.pgparks.com. $8.
Flashlight corn maze Youth ages 10-17 will travel to Montpelier Farms to explore the seven-acre corn maze using a flashlight. 7-10 p.m. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-6613. www.pgparks.com. $15.
NBA 2K15 Youth ages 10-17 can play the basketball video game on the Xbox or PlayStation. 7-10 p.m. Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. 301-445-4508. Free.
Pumpkin decorating Ages 10-17 can carve and decorate pumpkins. 7-10 p.m. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. 301-853-2005. Free.
Flea market/yard sale Community Support Systems hosts this event to raise money to support its programs to help needy, local families. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Chapel of the Incarnation, 14070 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. 301-372-1491. www.communitysupportsystems.org. Free.
Asphalt Angels car show A showcase of classic, resto-mods, antiques, and muscle cars of all makes and models. Trophies awarded. Vehicle registration from 9 a.m.-noon, show from noon-3 p.m. On the Border/Chili’s restaurants parking lot, 16401 Heritage Blvd., Bowie 443-812-3184. www.asphaltangelsofmd.org. Spectators free. Vehicle entry $20.
Cemetery sites tour A guide will discuss landscapes, tombstones and decorative ornaments during this van tour of historic cemeteries. For ages 14 and older; boxed lunch provided. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-464-5291. history.pgparks.com. $15, reservations required.
E-mail basics A beginner’s class for all ages. 9:15 a.m. Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St., Fairmount Heights. 301-883-2650. www.pgcmls.info. Free, registration required.
Patuxent Wildlife Festival Live animal displays, children’s crafts, tram tours, research exhibits and behind-the-scenes tours. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. patuxent.fws.gov. Free, donations welcome.
Writer’s group Participants will share ideas, find inspiration and critique others’ work. 11 a.m. Laurel Library Temporary Branch, 8101 Sandy Spring Rd., Laurel. 301-776-6790. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Budget workshop Learn how to create manageable budgets, financial goals and strategies for tackling debt. 11:30 a.m. Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. 301-630-4900. www.startingwithtoday.org/events. Free, registration required.
BrainSTEM Challenge The third annual science, technology, engineering and math competition tests youth ages 8-16. 1-4 p.m. Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. 301-749-4160. Free.
Crochet workshop Bring own materials and learn or practice skills. 1 p.m. Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. 301-864-8937. Free.
HarvFest Carnival games, costumes, contests, music and treats for age 3 and older. 1-4:30 p.m. Patuxent Community Center, 4410 Bishopmill Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-780-7577. $5.
Hyattsville HIV testing No needles; results in 20 minutes. Saturdays at 1-3 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville. 301-927-6133. www.fumchy.org. Free.
Masquerade tea0 Patrons age 18 and older are invited to come dressed in costume and enjoy pastries, finger sandwiches and a variety of loose leaf teas. 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. $29, reservations required.
Careers in the music industry William V. Jones, manager of the Fine Arts & Music Department at Enoch Pratt Free Library, discusses ways to have a successful career in the music industry. 2 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Joe’s 20th anniversary celebration The arts center hosts a block party with live music, dancing, vendors, children’s activities and food. 2-6 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. Free.
Lawn care workshop The Prince George’s County Master Gardeners give tips to create healthy lawns. 2 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
The history of beer Baltimore beer trekker, Nick Nichols, discusses the 9,000-year history of beer with beer and cheese tastings. 3 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7817. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Fear Factor race Youth ages 10-17 can join a team to race to the finish line, pop a balloon and complete the challenge found inside. 7-10 p.m. Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. 301-386-2278. www.pgparks.com. Free.
Pizza party For ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m. Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-7882. Free.
Laurel bird walk A guided walk for age 8 and older to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. patuxent.fws.gov. Free, registration required. Donations welcome.
Yogurt and cheese making A cooking class to make soft cheese and plain yogurt from scratch. Participants will take home a starter pack of cheese-making supplies. Noon-3 p.m. Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2113. www.accokeek.org. $15, registration required.
Health and wellness zone Health screenings, yoga and other activities for healthy living. 1-4 p.m. Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. 301-248-4404. Free.
Jr. Journalist Day Visitors can create personal front pages and explore historic print and digitized versions of the Laurel Leader covering the years 1897-2008. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org. Free, reservations required.
Salt: friend or foe? Licensed nutritionist Kathy McNeely discusses the health benefits of a reduced salt diet. 2 p.m. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. bit.ly/1QbvLhZ. $12 requested donation.
Riversdale Chamber Music Society A live concert followed by an artist’s reception. 2:30 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. history.pgparks.com. Free.
Mary Bowden The classical trumpeter performs. 3 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $5 suggested donation.
Halloween on the farm Costume contest, hayrides, crafts, cider, critters and pumpkins for purchase. 4-7 p.m. Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-7077. $4.
Diabetes support group Experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center share information about management, nutrition, treatment options and more. Sundays at 6-7:30 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, North Building, fifth-floor DSE room, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-552-8060. www.DCHdiabetes.org. Free, registration required.
Reading selfie contest Celebrate Teen Read Week by uploading a picture of yourself reading to be posted at the branch and entered into a gift card drawing. For ages 12-18. Visit Web site for full contest rules. Oct. 18-24. To enter, send your picture to email@example.com. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Mi Casa es Su Casa Latin culture comes alive in this bilingual puppet show featuring live music. Monday, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710. arts.pgparks.com. $8.
Chinese/English story time For ages 3-5, stories, songs and other activities in both languages. 4:30 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Adult crochet class Bring own materials to knit and crochet with others. 6:30 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Chocolate challenge A family competition using chocolate. 6:30 p.m. Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-0294. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
“Monseñor, the Last Journey of Oscar Romero” Filmmaker Chris Lynn screens his biographical film about Bishop Oscar Romero and his efforts to help poor and disenfranchised people in El Salvador. Discussion follows. 7 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Breast cancer support group An empowering monthly meeting for women who are newly diagnosed or recovering from breast cancer. 7-9 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, North Building, fourth-floor room 415, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-552-8060. www.dchweb.org. Free, registration required.
District Heights chess club Learn to play or improve your game. 7 p.m. Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. 301-817-3750. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Investment workshop A seminar to learn basic investing strategies and how to invest during a volatile market. 7-9 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks.com. $5.
STEM night Hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities. 7 p.m. Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-2880. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Camera club program Bill McAllen will speak on his experiences as a professional photographer, the importance of finding new projects and pitfalls of self-publishing at this meeting of the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m. All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. 410-827-3369. www.b-ccc.org. Free.
Internet safety A panel discussion of Internet safety and etiquette for teens. 7:30 p.m. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-2400. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Historic Preservation Commission meeting A public hearing of the appointed officials charged with identifying and preserving historic resources, sites and districts. 6:30 p.m. Prince George’s County Administration Building, fourth-floor boardroom, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-3520. www.pgplanning.org. Free.
African culture lecture Historian C.R. Gibbs presents “Haiti: From Independence to Earthquake & Beyond. 7 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
CPAE book club A discussion about “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald.” 7-8:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-927-3013. www.cpae.org. Free.
Fantasy game night Play a variety of games at the library. 7 p.m. Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-262-7000. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
Women’s health seminar Kay Hoskey, urogynecologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, speaks on how aging affects sexuality and intimacy. 7 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 443-481-5555. askAAMC.org/events. Free.
Bird walk A guided walk for age 16 and older to search bird habitats; field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. patuxent.fws.gov. Free, registration required. Donations welcome.
Forest discovery hike A guided hike for ages 8-12 to explore the woods. 10 a.m.-noon, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5887. patuxent.fws.gov. Free, registration required. Donations welcome.
Dine & learn Participants will learn how to choose healthy food options when on-the-go. 6-8 p.m. Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville. 301-896-2494. Free, reservations required.
Dual enrollment information session For high school juniors and seniors interested in joining the Dual Enrollment Program, which allows students to take free college-level courses for credit at a university while attending school. 6:30 p.m. Oxon Hill High School, 6701 Leyte Dr., Oxon Hill. 301-952-6000. www1.pgcps.org/dualenrollment. Free.
Haunted Hyattsville Use ghost tracking to explore paranormal activity at the library. 7 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. www.pgcmls.info. Free.
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