Thursday, Oct. 30

Winter coat drive The Prince George’s County Police Department will collect clean, gently used coats and jackets of all sizes to benefit the nonprofit One Warm Coat, which collects and distributes coats to those in need. Drive ends Nov. 24. Drop-off boxes are set up at the six district police stations and other locations throughout the county. or .

Networking breakfast Meet representatives from professional business organizations in the Prince George’s and Anne Arundel County area at this multi-chamber meeting featuring a 90-second speed-networking presentation, door prizes and breakfast. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Pkwy., Crofton. $45, Free; registration required. 301-262-0920, or .

Fall-prevention meeting Registration deadline for Hyattsville Aging in Place Nov. 8 informational meeting for senior citizens and their families and caregivers to learn about medical alert systems, creating a plan and how to alert police in an emergency. Meeting Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon, Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Free; registration required by Oct. 30. 301-887-3101 or .

Bowie Halloween movie Preschoolers can watch an animated version of a Halloween-themed picture book, make a cardboard box car and enjoy crafts. 3 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free; registration required. 301-262-7000.

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; registration requested. 202-667-7715 or .

Upper Marlboro blood drive Sponsored by the American Red Cross. 3-7 p.m., Upper Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department, 14815 Pratt St., Upper Marlboro. Free; registration requested. 800-733-2767 or .

Teen game night Students ages 10-17 are invited to play board and video games as well as watch movies at the center. 4-7 p.m., Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-927-2163.

Friday, Oct. 31

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

Fit-n-fun cardio Participate in a variety of cardio exercises including dance, boot camp, weights and floor work. Bring weights, water and a mat. 10-11:15 a.m. Friday, Monday and Wednesday, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. $4 per class. 301-397-2208.

Forest Heights farmers market Shop a variety of fresh produce from local farmers. Closes Friday. St. Mark AME Church, 5427 Indian Head Hwy., Forest Heights. Admission, free. 301-839-1030.

Family costume party Council member Mary A. Lehman hosts this Halloween party with a magic show, pumpkin decorating and costume contest. 4-6:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-206-3355.

Depression and bipolar support group The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance sponsors this meeting followed by light dinner and a movie. 5:30-8:30 p.m., On Our Own of Prince George’s County, 10007 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free; registration requested. 301-699-8939.

Harvest time celebration Game booths, food and activities for all. 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Suitland, 5400 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland. Free. 301-735-6111 or .

Halloween without the screams A not-scary night of carnival games, arts and crafts, a costume parade and treats for age 12 and younger. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. $5. 301-749-4160.

Xtreme teens costume contest Children ages 10-17 can join the contest to win prizes for most creative, scariest, funniest and cutest costumes. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Batty basketball jam A frightful game of basketball for ages 10-17 in costume. 7-10 p.m., Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Seat Pleasant. Free. 301-773-8881.

Berwyn Heights Halloween campfire Youths ages 10-17 are invited to come dressed in costume and share stories, s’mores, hot chocolate and cider around the fire pit. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School and Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St. Free. 240-684-6210.

Costume dance contest Kids ages 10-17 are invited to dress in their scariest costume to dance and make s’mores. 7-10 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg. Free. 301-277-2124.

Halloween glow party Come dressed in costume for glow-in-the-dark fun for ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. $3. 301-927-2163.

Roller skating costume party Wear a costume to skate, paint pumpkins and win prizes. For ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-953-7882.

“Cold Shoulders,” Theater Project Beltsville showcases three one-act plays by local writers. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Nov. 8, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 10774 Rhode Island Ave., Beltsville. $10; seniors, students and military $8. 240-391-6416 or .

Saturday, Nov. 1

Bowie bird walk Prince George’s Audubon Society members lead a guided walk through fields and wetlands to look for birds; waterproof footwear and binoculars suggested. 7:30 a.m., meet at the end of Lemons Bridge Road next to the Bowie State University campus, Governor Bridge Natural Area, 7600 Governor Bridge Rd. Free. 240-603-5201 or .

Jug Bay bird walk For age 12 and older, learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5, seniors $3. 410-741-9330.

Branch Avenue in Bloom farmers market Shop fresh fruit, meat and other produce by local growers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23, Iverson Mall, parking lot, 3737 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. Lamar Weaver at 301-702-2250, or .

College fair Meet representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities. 9 a.m.-noon, Woodstream Church, 9800 Lottsford Rd., Mitchellville. Free. 301-892-6596 or .

Holiday craft bazaar Shop homemade crafts and baked goods. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 7128 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. 301-248-4600.

Hyattsville yard sale An indoor sale of seasonal crafts, gently used items, bake sale with outdoor moon bounce, pony rides, Zumba and playground area. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3799 East-West Highway, Hyattsville. 301-277-2302.

Step Up Ur Game Step Conference Youths age 9 and older can participate in this step-dancing workshop with live performance. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie.$20; registration required.

Temple Hills craft festival Shop homemade crafts, food and video games in addition to clown, face painting and other activities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5203 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. Free. 301-894-9100.

C&O Canal trip A guided hike of the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls for ages 8-12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl., Mount Rainier. $3; registration required. 301-927-2163.

Caregivers book discussion group A support group and guided talk about Chris Fabry’s “Every Waking Moment ,” about a young retirement home worker with a special gift of calling those who have slipped into dementia back to life. 10 a.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400.

Olde Tyme Christmas Bazaar Shop the Attic Shoppe, bakery, country store. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, 16101 Swanson Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-4515.

Slavic food festival A sampling and sale of popular Eastern European foods, including kolachi and other homemade treats. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Byzantine Catholic Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Rd., Beltsville. 301-552-2434 or .

ITech robotic program Males ages 10-12 will explore technology, engineering and math programs and learn about brainstorming, teamwork, persistence and meta-cognition at this educational workshop. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-736-5355.

English-Spanish story time For ages 3-6 with caregiver, children’s books are read in English and Spanish. 11 a.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Homebuyers workshop First-time homebuyers are invited to attend this meeting to learn how to get down payment and closing cost assistance through the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County. Program will be presented in English and Spanish. 11 a.m., Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville. Free; registration required. 301-883-5456 or in Spanish at 301-328-3292.

Around the World with Wilbur Wright Make a passport and get stamps by visiting places from around the world to learn about aviation history. For age 8 and older. Noon-3 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. $4, seniors $3, age 18 and younger $2. 301-864-6029.

Hollywood and the Civil War: “Shenandoah A screening of the 1965 film about a farmer in Shenandoah who gets involved in the Civil War after his family is threatened. 6 p.m., Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-1121.

Career cluster mixer Meet area industry representatives and learn about a variety of careers. For ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.

Jim Scott The singer/songwriter and activist performs a tribute to American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger. 7 p.m., Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1540C Pointer Ridge Pl., Bowie. Free. 240-643-3684.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Greenbelt Dances! ExpoThe Artful Afternoon program hosts this celebration of dance with performances by youth dancers from the Greenbelt Dance Studio performing to music from the “Nutcracker” and “Annie.” Members of the professional company Alight Dance Theater will also present an excerpt from their new work, “Frontline: Women of a Forgotten War,” which pays tribute to local women who served in the War of 1812. Following the performances, guest are invited to learn moves in a dance workshop and participate in a craft activity. 1-4 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd. 301-397-2208. Free.

Nature’s pollinators A naturalist leads a tour of Patuxent’s Schoolyard Habitat garden to learn about the plant fertilization process. 2-3 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.

Monday, Nov. 3

“106 & Park” trip Take a bus to New York City to attend a taping of the BET music show “106 & Park.” For ages 15-17. Bus departs 5 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m., Largo/Kettering/Perry Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $30; parents and teens must attend mandatory meeting Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. 301-390-8390.

Accokeek Lego club Build Lego creations based on a theme. For ages 5-10. 4 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. 301-292-2880.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

New Carrollton story time For children with caregivers. Tuesday: ages 18-35 months at 11 a.m. and ages 3-7 at 7 p.m.; Wednesday: ages 2-3 at 10:15 a.m.; Thursday: ages 18-35 months at 11 a.m., ages 3-5 at 10:15 a.m. New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Upper Marlboro story time Books, songs, crafts and finger plays for ages 3-5. 11:15 a.m., Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St. Free. 301-627-9330.

Junior reader program Youths can practice reading skills to gain confidence. 2-4 p.m., College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free. 301-474-8044.

Glenarden youth story time Drop in for stories, musical activities and finger plays for ages 3-5. 6:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. Free. 301-772-5477.

Writing workshop Fine-tune writing skills. 7-8:30 p.m., College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Free. 301-474-8044.

Pajama story time Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to enjoy stories, songs and other activities. 7 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-0294.

Bowie STEAM club Participate in science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities with guest presenters. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free. 301-850-0475.

Hyattsville English conversation club Practice speaking English in a friendly atmosphere. 7:30 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd. Free. 301-985-4690.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Bird walk A guided tour of refuge habitats for age 16 and older. Field guides and binoculars recommended. 8-10:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; donations welcome; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Boys reading program Share a favorite book and play games and other activities. For boys ages 9-12. 4 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.

Lego fun time Build creations using Legos, for ages 6-12. 4:30 p.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.

Oxon Hill crochet club Learn how to crochet and knit from a professional instructor. 6:30 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

Genealogical society program A networking event to learn how to research family roots, sponsored by the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society. 7 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. Free. 301-262-2063 or .

New Carrollton English conversation club Practice speaking English with others. 7:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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