Thursday, Oct. 9

Temple Hills Internet basics, an adult class to learn how to search and use the Internet. 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

New Carrollton book talk, discuss Bill Bryson’s “One Summer: America, 1927 .” 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Rotary club meeting, new members are welcome to join the Rotary Club of Historic Prince George’s County for a luncheon meeting. Attendees will hear from professional speakers and discuss club projects. 12:15 p.m., Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville. Free. 301-580-0258 or www.bladensburgrotary.com .

Eastern Shore birding trip, for age 13 and older, ornithologist Frode Jacobsen leads an overnight bird trip to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island, and other locations. 1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $60; registration required. 410-741-9330.

Laurel bipolar support group, for people suffering from the mental illness, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6-7:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. Connie Houchens at 410-867-7927.

Oxon Hill public meeting, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will host a public meeting for residents to share their ideas on issues that affect their lives and communities. Members from the county’s General Assembly, the County Council, the School Board and other community leaders will also be present. 6-9 p.m., Oxon Hill High School, 6701 Leyte Dr. Free; must register in advance to testify. 301-952-4131 or www.princegeorgescountymd.gov .

“Purple Light Nights” lighting ceremony, to raise awareness and a unified voice against domestic violence, sponsored by Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff. 7-7:30 p.m., Upper Marlboro Courthouse, 14735 Main St. (Bell Tower side), Upper Marlboro. Free; reservations requested. 301-780-8426 or 301-780-8500.

Bowie knit club group, bring materials and practice knitting and crocheting. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Free. 301-850-0475.

Bowie theater auditions, 2nd Star Productions invites male actors to try out for “12 Angry Men,” scheduled to run Dec. 5-20. Bring head shot, résumé and conflicts and be prepared for cold readings from the script. 7 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 410-757-5700 and 301-832-4819, www.2ndstarproductions.com or 2ndstarbowie@gmail.com .

Bowie computer basics, learn how surf the Internet, use e-mail and other basic skills. 7 p.m., South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. Free; registration required. 301-850-0475.

Fort Washington financial planning, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of personal financial planning. 7-9 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $6. 301-203-6070.

Genealogical society meeting, Robert Barnes of the Maryland State Archives leads a presentation, “Were your ancestors literate?” Hosted by the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. 7-9:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 731 Benfield Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-760-9679 or www.aagensoc.org .

Bowie ballroom dancing and lesson, a beginner-level lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing at 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. $10. 410-370-8438 or dave@dancin-dave.com .

Friday, Oct. 10

Discover the U-Md. School of Music, classes, a lecture and a performance by the U-Md. Symphony Orchestra. 9 a.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free; reservations required. 301-405-2787.

Naval implementation committee meeting, a public meeting to discuss recommendations of the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington Joint Land Use Study. 9-11 a.m. Fridays, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Lakeside Offices, 14422 Old Mill Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free; must register in advance to testify. 301-952-3521.

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. Fridays, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-277-9630 or cpneedlearts@earthlink.net .

Greenbelt 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. Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. $4 per class. 301-397-2208.

Variety dance social, for age 18 and older, a line dance party with 1950s and ’60s music from DJ Professor Jay. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. $6 cash only. 301-937-2896 or 410-313-7213.

Capitol Heights open house, activities, socializing, music, open gym and refreshments. 7-10 p.m., John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-735-3340.

Mark Padmore and Jonathan Biss, the English tenor and the young pianist perform Schumann, Tippett and Faure in this concert presented by the Artist Partner Program. 8 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $25; students $10. 301-405-2787.

Saturday, Oct. 11

“Healthy Trails @ National Harbor 5K,” for age 6 and older, a 3.1-mile family friendly run/walk sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Prince George’s Running Club. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail, National Harbor, adjacent to the Park Police Substation. 7200 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. $40; in advance, $30; registration required. 301-446-6800 or smartlink.pgparks.com .

Hyattsville 2K Breast Health Walk, All Shades of Pink, a non-profit corporation, host this 11 / 4-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for its Pink Signature Initiative, which helps ensure breast cancer patients have a healthy home environment to recover from their diagnosis. 8-10 a.m., The Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. $25; age 12 and younger, free; registration required. 301-356-4688, www.allshadesofpink.org or asop@allshadesofpink.org .

Oxon Hill flea market and fish fry, shop bargains, baked goods, and watch demonstrations of camping skills by the Scouts with visitor game participation. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, 6400 Livingston Rd. Admission, free. 301-292-4497.

“Beyond the Battle: Bladensburg’s History in Context” symposium, learn about the city of Bladensburg’s role in the War of 1812 in a panel discussion and reception. Sponsored by Prince George’s Heritage. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., University of Maryland, Hornbake Library, Campus Drive, College Park. $15; registration required. 301-405-0800, pgheritage.wordpress.com or dmcelrat@umd.edu .

Beltsville orchid show and sale, sponsored by the National Capital Orchid Society, attend workshops, view an exhibit and visit with vendors. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. 301-937-1100 or www.ncos.us .

The Big Sit, join the 17-foot circle of chairs to sit and help identify bird species near the center. Binoculars and field guides recommended. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

Glenarden online search workshop, learn how to search the Internet, learn basic terms, search strategies, evaluating Web sites and library databases. 9:30 a.m., Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free; registration required. 301-772-5477.

Greenbelt gardening course, learn the best plants to plant for year-round color. 10 a.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

New Carrollton book discussion, a librarian leads a discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah ,” a story of race and identity. 10 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Wellness and Recovery Action Plan, learn about the step-by-step self-management and recovery system used for those suffering from mental health difficulties. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. On Our Own of Prince George’s County, 10007 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free; registration required. 301-699-8939.

Capitol Heights iTech robotic program, for males ages 10-12, explore technology, engineering and math programs and learn about brainstorming, teamwork, persistence and meta-cognition. 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-736-5355.

Montpelier Fall Festival, the second annual family festival features pumpkin and face painting, autumn-themed crafts, skate mobile, vendors. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-377-7800.

Beltsville book talk, discuss Emma Donoghue’s novel “Room .” 1 p.m., Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd. Free. 301-937-0294.

Accokeek chess club, learn to play or practice skills. 2 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free. 301-292-2880.

Bowie Read to Rover program, for ages 7-10, take a favorite book or choose one from the stacks to read to a trained therapy dog. 2 p.m., Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. Free; registration required. 301-262-7000.

Temple Hills PowerPoint lesson, bring a laptop and learn how to use the software to create slide show presentations. 2 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

Temple Hills adult book talk, a guided discussion about T. Styles’s “Luxury Tax: The Complete Series .” 3 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

“Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres,” a celebration of Latin culture. 4 p.m., Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-4916.

Clinton spaghetti supper, served with salad, bread, beverage and dessert. 4-6 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. $10; children, free. 301-868-1330 or christchurchclinton@verizon.net .

Beltsville pie eating contest, for ages 10-17, prizes awarded. 7-10 p.m., Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6621.

Berwyn Heights pink glow fun, for ages 10-17, play glow-in-the-dark basketball games. 7-10 p.m., Berwyn Heights Elementary School and Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St. Free. 240-684-6210.

Prince George’s Philharmonic, playing Rossini, Wagner, Rodgers and Beethoven with clarinet player Mariam Adam performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. 8-10 p.m., Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. $20; seniors, $18; ages 18 and younger, free. 301-805-9566 or www.pgphilharmonic.org .

Sunday, Oct. 12

Upper Marlboro big sit, join members of the Patuxent Bird Club for a bird-count event at sunrise. Schoolhouse Pond, 14100 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-509-2212 or mozurk@bellatlantic.net .

Classical afternoon, tour the 19th century house that shows the influence of Rome, demonstrations by the Kitchen Guild using corn, potatoes and peanuts. Fee includes house tour. Noon-3:30 p.m., Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. $3; seniors, $2; age 4 and younger, free. 301-864-0420.

Laurel whooping crane observatory tour, for age 14 and older, observe a pair of endangered adult whooping cranes and learn about the recovery program. 1-2:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Laurel bingo, prizes include Coach and Michael Kors purses. 2 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. $25. 301-776-8309 or jjal01@verizon.net .

Hope support group, for people living with depressive illnesses, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 3-5 p.m., St. John’s Catholic Church, Education Center, 8912 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free; reservations requested. Ruth McMenamin at 301-868-6180.

Severn River Trio, the group performs a Halloween-themed classical music concert with members Yee Ning Soong on piano, Diana Curtis on cello and Alessandra Schneider on violin. 5 p.m., Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

Monday, Oct. 13

Accokeek writer’s group, for aspiring female writers. 1 p.m., Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free. 301-292-2880.

Temple Hills Google tips workshop, learn Internet search tips and tricks. 6 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free; registration required. 301-630-4900.

“Clybourne Park” auditions, four men and three women are sought for the Bruce Norris production schedule to run Jan. 30-Feb. 21. Be prepared for cold-script readings and other exercises. 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. Free. 301-441-8770.

Fort Washington investments workshop, for age 18 and older, learn about the different types of investments, their advantages and disadvantages. 7-9 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5; people from outside the county, $6. 301-203-6070.

Hyattsville Hispanic heritage celebration, stories, crafts, music and snacks. 7 p.m., Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-985-4690.

Laurel mental health support group, for families of people with mental illnesses, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-8:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 7607 Old Sandy Spring Rd., Laurel. Free; registration requested. Steven Gray at 410-772-9300 or sjgray.namihc@gmail.com .

Tuesday, Oct. 14

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

Oxon Hill book talk, a librarian leads a discussion about Reyna Grande’s “The Distance between Us: A Memoir .” 2 p.m., Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.

“To Kill a Kelpie,”a screening of the film about twin brothers who reunite following the death of their uncle. Film followed by presentation and discussion. 4-6 p.m. University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom, College Park. $20; students $5. 240-351-7740, umdtickets.universitytickets.com or pamelajpine@gmail.com.

Clinton teen game night, for ages 12-17, play board games against peers. 6 p.m., through Oct. 28, Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

Clinton support group, for people suffering from mental illness, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6:30-8 p.m., Colony South Hotel, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. Mary Heath at 301-856-8221 or mcheath@verizon.net .

New Carrollton Internet basics, learn how to access sites and search for specific targets. 6:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

Greenbelt African history lecture, historian C.R. Gibbs discusses pan-Africanism, origins and issues. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Free. 301-345-5800.

Solving the Mysteries of Bird Migration, Gwenda Brewer, science program manager for the Natural Heritage Program, Wildlife and Heritage Service, discusses what is known about bird migration and advances in tracking technology. 7:30 p.m., Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-262-5148 or www.pgaudubon.org .

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Harvest tea, fashion show, music, hat and teapot contest and a variety of teas and refreshments. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills. $10; nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, $12; registration requested. 301-894-6616.

Swelling and lymphedema meeting, an educational and support group for people suffering from these diseases. Noon-1:30 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, North building, fifth floor , 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free; registration required. 301-324-4968.

New Carrollton home-school happenings, for ages 6-12, stories and activities for home-schooled children. 2 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

Temple Hills historical fiction book discussion, a guided talk about Margaret George’s “Elizabeth I: The Novel .” 3 p.m., Hillcrest Heights Library, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Free. 301-630-4900.

Largo model car mechanics, for ages 8-13, learn how cars are designed and built in this five-week program to build a model car. 3:30 p.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Free; registration required. 301-336-4044.

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

Rain Check rebate, for property owners, learn about rebates available for installing Rain Check-approved storm water practices, such as green roofs, cisterns, rain barrels and other items. 4:30 p.m., Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-888-1152.

New Carrollton e-mail basics, learn how to use your personal e-mail account. 6:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free; registration required. 301-459-6900.

Book talk, a guided discussion about Lionel Shriver’s novel “Big Brother .” 7:30 p.m., Surratts-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-868-9200.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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