Thursday, AUG. 24

“Top Gun” The Movies on the Potomac outdoor series continues with a screening of the classic Navy action film. 7 p.m. National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. Free.

Jeff Smith & Friends The singer/songwriter performs country and folk music, with a mix of blues and rock n’ roll. 8-10 p.m. Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave. Riverdale Park. 240-472-9325. $15.

Friday, AUG. 25

Yoga in the Parks An outdoor class for age 13 and older to help strengthen body and mind. Bring towel and mat. 9-10 a.m. Ellen Linson Splash Park, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. 301-446-6800. Free.

College Park Needle Arts Society Crafters can work on quilting, knitting, embroidery and counted cross-stitch projects. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Berwyn Heights Town Hall, 5700 Berwyn Rd. 301-474-5000. Free.

“The Nerd” Prince George’s Little Theatre stages the comedy about an architect who owes a huge debt to a nerdy man he has never met but who saved his life. 8 p.m. Closes Saturday Aug. 26. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-937-7458. $17-$22.

Saturday, AUG. 26

Flea market The Knights of Columbus host this event with over 70 vendors selling a variety of new and used items, food and more. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2020 St. Joseph Drive, Largo. 301-390-7150. Free.

Maryland Paranormal Conference Speakers, vendors, palm and tarot card readers, and more. For age 16 and older. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1506 Defense Hwy., Gambrills. 703-772-0847. $45-$55.

Back-to-school fair Backpack giveaways, immunizations, student services, vendors and more. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bowie Baysox, 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-446-6800. Free.

Quilting club Adults of all skill levels are invited to join the sewing circle. Bring own tools and supplies. 10 a.m. Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. 301-817-3750. Free.

Port Towns Farmers Mercado Shop locally grown food in the farmers market and participate in the community swap meet, in which patrons can share free lightly used clothing, toys, home and garden goods. Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through Sept. 2. 4521 Kenilworth Ave. Bladensburg. Free; registration required.

Wildlife observation day Explore nature with scavenger hunts, live animals, fly tying, fishing, archery lessons, a firearms display, animal-calls and dog-retrieving demonstrations, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Dr., Laurel. 301-497-5887. Free; registration required. Donations welcome.

Miller Farm’s farmers market Shop fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and seasonal displays from the Clinton farm. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill. 877-628-5427. Free

Macy’s Backstage opening Visit the grand debut of the outlet store located on the third floor. Opening day gift card giveaways and specials. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Macy’s, the Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-8800. Free.

Chess/checkers club Learn to play or practice skills. 1 p.m. Hyattsville Library, 6502 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 301-985-4690. Free.

Health insurance literacy and financial management workshops Prince George’s County Health Connect hosts this informational workshop for county residents. 1-3 p.m. Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-927-4500. Free.

Read to Rover Ages 5-12 are invited to practice skills by taking a favorite book or choosing one from the stacks to read to a trained therapy dog. 1:30 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. 301-776-6790. Free.

STEM event Discuss the solar eclipse and learn how they work. 2 p.m. Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2521. Free.

Wild One birthday bash Celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the world’s five oldest working roller coasters. Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave. Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500. $47.99-$67.99.

Sunday, AUG. 27

Bowie farmers market Shop fresh local produce, baked goods, meats and more. 8 a.m.-noon. Through Oct. 29. Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Rd. 301-809-3078, Free.

Volunteers for homeless Help prepare 1,000 sandwiches for Martha’s Table in Washington. 11:45 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-2636. Free.

Sea Chanters The U.S. Navy band performs a variety of choral works, from sea chanteys to Broadway. 7 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 202-433-2525. Free.

Monday, AUG. 28

CardioHIT No Excuse Workout leads this outdoor group fitness class for all ages. 7-8 p.m. Through Oct. 23. National Harbor, 137 National Plaza. 877-628-5427. Free.

Teen advisory board meeting Earn community service hours by participating in teen-centered projects and programs. Snacks provided. 7:30 p.m. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. 301-839-2400. Free.

Furbearers in Maryland Explore the world of furry animals and learn about the ones that live nearby. 4:30 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. 301-345-5800. Free.

PowerPoint workshop Learn basic skills of creating a presentation. 6 p.m. South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. 301-850-0475. Free.

Bowie theater auditions Actors of all ages are invited to try out for Bowie Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “A Tuna Christmas.” Bring picture and résumé and be prepared for cold script readings. Monday and Tuesday from 7-9:30 p.m. Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie. Free.

Parkinson’s support group Staff from Seabury Resources for Aging discuss the options seniors have. For those with the disease and their caregivers. 10 a.m.-noon Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr. 301-809-2300. Free; donations welcome.

Tuesday, AUG. 29

STEM for families Learn facts about dinosaurs while digging for clues. For ages 5-12. 10:30 a.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. 301-776-6790. Free.

Wellness for teens A certified transformational coach leads this class for ages 13-18 to learn about self-care and nutrition, prescription drug awareness, and coping with stress. 2 p.m. South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd., Bowie. 301-850-0475. Free.

“Reflections” Paintings by artists from the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Through Sept. 16. Fleisher’s of Maryland, 5200 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-699-1148. Free.

Wednesday, AUG. 30

Wellness: Yoga in the Parks Age 13 and older can learn basic moves to strengthen body and mind. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Walker Mill Regional Park, 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights. 301-218-6700. Free.

Family movie night Bring a blanket or lawn chair and snacks and enjoy a tropical tale outdoors on the big screen. 7 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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