Purse Strings for My Girlfriends, drop off gently used purses, handbags and hygiene products for teenage girls and women in need. Sponsored by My Girlfriend’s House, Inc., a local nonprofit organization. Through Oct. 31, My Girlfriend’s House, 9244 East Hampton Dr., Suite 621, Capitol Heights. 301-560-0506 or purse-strings.mygirlfriendshouse.org.
Mandy the Clown, juggling, magic and circus art. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $4. 301-277-1710 or arts.pgparks.com.
Friends helping friends food drive, bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food bank. Through Nov. 16, North Forestville Community Center, 2311 Ritchie Rd., Forestville. 301-350-8660.
MFA Thesis Concert: Visible Seams, Erin Crawley-Woods performs an original work inspired by the films of Busby Berkeley and the expanse of the center’s Grand Pavilion. 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sunday-Wednesday, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787.
Waterfront yoga, guest instructors lead outdoor sessions accompanied by live music. Bring a mat. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, National Harbor, East Pier Platform, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. Free. 877-628-5427.
Fall bazaar, handmade crafts, baked goods, children’s activities, boutique, raffle, concessions and more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, St. Nicholas Church, 8603 Contee Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-490-5116.
Planning board meeting, a bimonthly meeting of the Subdivision and Development Review Committee, a part of the Prince George’s County Planning Department. 9:30 a.m., Prince George’s County Administration Building, fourth floor board room, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-952-3520.
Camouflage is cool, ages 5-6, explore nature through hikes and hands-on activities. 10-11:30 a.m., Watkins Regional Park, Nature center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $3. 301-699-2456.
Discovering plant products, age 5 and older, learn how plants are used in a variety of products such as crayons, toothpaste and utensils. 10:15-11 a.m., Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-249-7077.
Hawaiian night, ages 10-17, wear Hawaiian attire and enjoy hula fun. 7-10 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.
Starry night hike, age 5 and older, a naturalist leads an outdoor walk to learn about the night sky and explore the nocturnal forest. 7-9 p.m., Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. $3, registration required. 301-297-4575.
Star stories and stellar science, learn about mythology from different cultures such as the Japanese Tanabata festival, which celebrates the love between the stars Vega and Altair. Explore the night sky to identify these stars and the science behind their stories. 7:30 p.m., Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-918-8750 or www1.pgcps.org/howardbowens.
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto, Berlioz’s “Corsair” overture, Wagner’s “Prelude and Love-Death” from “Tristan and Isolde” and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Foreign Bodies.” 8 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $25, seniors $20, students $10. 301-405-2787.
Laurel bird walk, age 10 and older, a guided hike to search for birds and their habitats. Field guides and binoculars recommended. 7:30-9 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.
Community yard sale/flea market, shop indoor and outdoor vendors. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., Laurel. 301-922-5327.
Fall tennis doubles tournament, cheer on participants in the seventh annual competition. 8 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-248-4404.
Shatter the Silence 5K, run or walk in this fundraiser to support Prince George’s County residents who have faced domestic and sexual violence. All proceeds will benefit the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center at Dimensions Healthcare Systems. 8 a.m., Plateau at National Harbor, 201 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill. $30, registration required. 301-459-9088 or smartlink.pgparks.com.
Fall yard sale and fish fry, shop gently used clothing and toys, fish fry with hot dogs, ribs, cakes and more. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, 610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. Admission, free. 301-499-0434 or 301-808-1584.
Cooking safety, learn how to use a turkey fryer correctly to avoid injury and fire. 9 a.m.-noon, Baden Firehouse, 16608 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. Free. 301-883-7736.
Bird buddies program, ages 5-10, an outdoor search for birds by sight and sound. 9-10:30 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.
Clothing and toy consignment sale, shop for gently used fall and winter clothing, shoes, toys, books, and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ Church Parish, 600 Farmington Rd., Accokeek. 301-292-5633 or email@example.com.
Hyattsville flu shots, a walk-in clinic sponsored by the Prince George’s County Health Department. 9 a.m.-noon, Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Free. 301-883-7879.
“Kids day in the kountry,” pony rides, face painting, woodworking demonstrations, pumpkin decorating, live animals, food, tours and more. 10 a.m., Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-627-6074.
Fort Washington health screenings, age 18 and older. Sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 10 a.m.-noon, Tucker Road Community Center, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-248-4404.
Golf clinic, for all ages, learn putting and basic skills. 10 a.m.-noon, Henson Creek Golf Course, 1641 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free, registration required. 301-203-6000.
Hockey clinic, for all ages, learn basic techniques. 10 a.m.-noon, Tucker Road Ice Rink, 1770 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Free, registration required. 301-248-2508.
Bowie Fire Department open house, celebrate Fire Prevention Day with a safety demonstrations and tours. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bowie Volunteer Fire Department, 15454 Annapolis Rd. Free. 301-883-7739.
Hyattsville fire safety day, the fire house will host an open house with children’s activities, moon bounce, face painting, raffles and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hyattsville Fire Department, 6200 Belcrest Rd. Free. 301-883-7701.
Brandywine Fire Department open house, tours, safety demonstrations, coloring contest, recruitment fair, and more. Noon-4 p.m., Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department, 14201 Brandywine Rd. Free. 240-682-3192.
Pumpkin beer fest, the inaugural festival will feature music, food and beverages including pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie and fresh hops beer, along with a display of beer-themed carved pumpkins. Admission includes one 16 oz. pour. Noon-6 p.m., Old Line Wine & Spirits, 11011 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. In advance $8; $10 at the door. 301-937-5999 or www.oldlinewine.com.
Laurel chess club, age 13 and older, learn to play or improve skills. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 19, Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. Free. 301-776-6790.
Church fair, clothing and book giveaways, free food and drinks, and information about becoming an entrepreneur. 4-7 p.m., Upper Room International Church, 78 Ritchie Rd., Capital Heights.Free. Barbara McEachern, 240-274-2279.
Community spaghetti dinner, enjoy spaghetti, salad, bread, drink, and dessert. 5-7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. $10 suggested offering. 301-868-1330.
Arundel Mills shopping trip, a bus trip to the outlet mall. 6:30-10 p.m., Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-552-1093.
3-on-3 volleyball tournament,ages 10-17. 7-10 p.m., College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. Free. 301-441-2647.
Entrepreneur club interest meeting, ages 10-17, for future business owners, learn about the club and sign up. 7-10 p.m., Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.
Scary mask making, ages 10-17, create and design a scary mask. 7-10 p.m., Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover. Free. 301-386-2278.
Public star party, for all ages, observe the moon, planets and stars through a variety of astronomical equipment, provided by the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society. 8 p.m., Village Green Park and Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head. Free. 301-743-7003.
Chillum fire prevention day, an open house with kids activities, giveaways, music and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department, 7833 Riggs Rd, Chillum.Free. 301-883-7734.
College Park fire house, celebrate National Fire Prevention Day with live safety demonstrations, tours, refreshments and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Branchville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., 4905 Branchville Rd., College Park. Free. 301-883-7711.
Weed warriors, help cut and clear English Ivy vines. 2-4:30 p.m., Whitemarsh Park, 6300 Crain Hwy., Bowie. Free, registration required. 301-809-3043 or www.cityofbowie.org/WeedWarriors.
University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, the orchestra performs Stanislaw Skrowaczewski’s “Music for Winds,” Webern’s Concerto, Lampe’s Serenade, Alec Wilder’s “Kindergarten Flower Pageant” and Ruggles’s “Angels.” 4 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $25, seniors $20, students $10. 301-405-2787.
Investment ABCs,age 18 and older, a workshop on the basics, learn the pros and cons of investing. 7-9 p.m., Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. $5, registration required. 301-203-6070.
Camera club photo talk, The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club hosts this meeting to help photographers understand the property of light. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie. Free. 410-827-3369 or www.b-ccc.org.
Glenarden Zumba class, age 18 and older, Cheryl Hicks of Step-N-Sweat Fitness leads a workout dance party to the beats of merengue, hip-hop, salsa and more. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 7, Glenarden Community Center, 8615 McLain Ave. $38, nonresidents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties $46. Registration required. 301-772-3151.
Parkinson’s support group, 10:30 a.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-8746.
Gymnastics workshop, ages 1-12 with parents, an open play session. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $6. 301-583-2400.
County budget forum, the Prince George’s County Planning Board hosts a public meeting to discuss the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s budget for planning, parks and recreation for the next fiscal year. 7-9 p.m., Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington. Free, must register in advance to speak. 301-952-4584.
Brazilian dance workshop, introductory workshop in Afro-Brazilian, samba, and samba-reggae with professional dancer and teacher Sonia Pessoa. 7:30 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Free, reservations recommended. 301-277-1710, arts.pgparks.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheverly flu shot clinic, a walk-in clinic sponsored by the Prince George’s County Health Department. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cheverly Health Center, 3003 Hospital Dr. Free. 301-883-7879.
Whose clues? ages 8-10, find out who’s been roaming the refuge by reading tracks, traces and scat clues. 10-11 a.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. Free, registration required. Donations welcome. 301-497-5887.
Clinton flu shot clinic, a walk-in clinic sponsored by the Prince George’s County Health Department. 1:30-3:30 p.m., D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center, 9314 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-883-7879.
Children’s farm crafts, ages 2-8, enjoy a farm-themed story and craft-making session. 2-3 p.m., Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2, reservations required. 301-249-7077.
Super fantastic Lego fun time! ages 6-12 can build creations. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. Free. 301-772-5477.
Oxon Hill crochet class, teens and adults, learn basics. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Free. 301-839-2400.
Laurel history lecture, age 12 and older, archaeologist Mike Lucas speaks on his findings at Nottingham, a thriving commercial center during the 19th century. 7:30 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-377-7817.
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