Thursday, Sept. 28

Baden Day celebration Meet Sneaks the Cat, shop the book and bake sale, enjoy live entertainment and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1152. pgcmls.info. Free.

Lego creative club Freestyle building for ages 5-12. 4 p.m. Baden Library, 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1152. pgcmls.info. Free

Grief support group For adults grieving the loss of a loved one. 6-7:30 p.m. Chesapeake Life Center, 9500 Arena Dr., Suite 250, Largo. 888-501-7077. chesapeakelifecenter.org. Registration required.

College 101 Students in grades 11 and 12 are invited to attend this in-depth workshop to learn about college admission, transcript evaluations, essays, résumés and more. 7 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. 301-776-6790. Free.

Thomas Jefferson: The Complex Founding Father A lecture to explore the legacy of the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. 7 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. 301-345-5800. pgcmls.info. Free.

Friday, Sept. 29

"A Celebration of Seasons" docent tour Guided tours of the Maryland Federation of Art's newest exhibit featuring 25 two-dimensional works of 14 artists. 9-11 a.m. Gallery 90, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena. 443-837-1513. facebook.com. Free, reservations requested.

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.

Fall book sale Shop new and used books, DVD's and more. Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St., Laurel. 301-776-6790. Free.

Latin night Explore the music, art, food and culture of Latin America. 6-8 p.m. Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. 301-341-3749. Free.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Fall plant sale Shop a variety of native Maryland plants, herbs, vegetables and houseplants. 8 a.m.-noon. Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-809-3044. bcgardenclub.org. Free.

Bowie yard sale Shop gently used items. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Soccer field at the corner of Quiet Owl Lane and Quill Point Drive, Bowie, 301-922-3440. Free.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference The Prince George's County chapter hosts its ninth annual conference on the theme: "The Impact of Mental Health Issues on African Americans Living with AIDS in Prince George's County." 8:30 a.m.-noon. Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 910 Addison Rd. S., Capitol Heights. 301-336-1219. sclcpgc.org. Free.

National Public Lands Day Participate in stewardship events at the park. 8:45 a.m.-noon. Greenbelt Park, 6565 Greenbelt Rd., 301-344-3944, nps.gov/gree. Free, registration required.

Weed warrior workday Help clear trees and invasive vines at the park. 9 a.m.-noon. Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3044. cityofbowie.org/881/Weed-Warriors. Free, registration requested.

Rags-to-riches sale Shop gently used clothing, electronics, toys, houseware and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Embry African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5101 Lakeland Rd., College Park.

Community input forum The library's board of trustees invites the public to give input on the search for a new chief executive. 10 a.m.-noon. Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. 301-336-4044. Free.

Hispanic heritage story time Hispanic authors and musicians lead this story and craft time. 11 a.m. Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-9330. pgcmls.info. Free, registration required.

Puppet show Ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs and puppetry. 11 a.m. Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. 301-262-7000. pgcmls.info. Free.

3-D printing Learn to design and print objects on a 3-D printer. 11 a.m. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. 301-839-2400. Free.

Hispanic Heritage Day A party for ages 5-12 featuring Spanish music, stories, foods and crafts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. 301-336-4044. Free.

Remembrance Day A program to honor prominent Hispanic figures from the past with face painting, churros and craft projects. Noon-2 p.m. Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Dr., 301-464-1737. Free.

Baden Day Live entertainment, children's play area, vendors and more. noon-5 p.m. Baden Community Center, Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1500. pgparks.com. Free.

Native trees planting seminar Learn about city rebates available for planting native trees. 1 p.m. at Patuxent Nursery, 2410 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-809-3044. cityofbowie.org. Free.

Minecraft A beginner's workshop for ages 5-12 to create an online world and make new friends. 2 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-345-5800. pgcmls.info. Free.

Chuck the Monk book talk Author Chuck the Monk discusses his book, "Chuck the Monk — Empty Fun," about a Buddhist cat on the quest to find its feline self. 3-5 p.m. Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave., Riverdale Park. 240-472-9325. robertharperbooks.com. Free.

Fast Eddie and the Slow Pokes The 108 Music Series presents the award-winning blues and soul concert for age 21 and older. 8 p.m. Cheverly American Legion Post 108, 3608 Legion Dr. the108musicseries.com. $20-$25.

Summer fundraiser cabaret Free State Post No. 8950 hosts this public event. 8 p.m.-midnight. VFW, 9800 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-459-4774. $15.

"American Graffiti" An outdoor screening of the 1973 coming-of-age film. 8:15 p.m. Greenbelt Park, 6565 Greenbelt Rd., 301-344-3944, nps.gov/gree. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Paint-out picnic Bring art supplies and paint outdoors as part of the Greenbelt Legacy 80th anniversary celebration. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd. 301-397-2208. Free.

A taste of Hispanic culture Food, dancing, and arts and crafts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. 1-3 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6700. pgparks.com. Free.

Fall book sale Shop new and used books, videos, audio books, and more. 1-4 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. 301-776-6790. Free.

Potluck picnic The Hyattsville Preservation Association hosts this potluck picnic with fried chicken, drinks and live music. Bring a dish to share and learn about the organization. 3-8 p.m. Barrett House, 4200 Crittenden St., Hyattsville. 301-699-5440. preservehyattsville.org. Free, reservations requested.

Monday, Oct. 2

Bariatric weight loss lecture Hitesh Amin, general surgeon and medical director of the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, discusses the benefits and procedure of minimally invasive bariatric surgery using the Da Vinci surgical system. 9-10 a.m. Doctors Community Hospital, Professional Office Building, Suite 210, 8100 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. 301-324-4968. dchweightloss.org. Free, registration required.

Computer basics A beginner's class for adults to learn how to use a mouse, keyboard and browse the Internet. 9:30 a.m. Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy., Glenarden. 301-772-5477. Free, registration required.

Ecuadoran migajón clay Create and design cultural keepsakes in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St. 301-883-2650. pgcmls.info. Free.

Intro to Spanish A workshop for ages 5-12 to learn how to count, greetings and common phrases in Spanish. 4:30 p.m. Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. 301-772-5477. Free, registration required.

SoulCollage A grief support group where participants create collages to commemorate lost loved ones. 5-7:30 p.m. Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Rd., Bowie. 888-501-7977. chesapeakelifecenter.org. $10, registration required.

A viation science Learn the science of flying and learn about flying machines. 6:30 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. 301-776-6790. Free.

Latin dance night Learn how to salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. 7 p.m. Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-927-0294. Free.

Camera club competition The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club hosts this open-themed competition for professional and nonprofessional photographers. Submissions must be entered by 7:15 p.m. Competition starts at 7:30 p.m. All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie. b-ccc.org. Free.

" In-Cider Art" A solo show by Caleb Luke Lin delves into the world of nomad, from the illustrated labels of Graft Cider, using screen-printing, textiles and map illustrations. Closes Monday. Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville. 301-454-0808. artworksnow.org. Free.

Poetry Poster Project An exhibit of works by prominent county poets. Through Dec. 30. Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd. 301-262-7000. pgcmls.info. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Job skills workshop Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, as well as how to create an email account. 2 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. 301-776-6790. Free.

Boys read program A program for males, ages 5-12, to read about sports and learn how to work as a team. 4 p.m. Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. 301-772-5477. Free.

STEM-tastic Hands-on science experiments for ages 8-12. 4 p.m. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. 301-839-2400. Free.

"Black and Cuba" A screening of the documentary film about a group of African American Ivy League college students who travel to Cuba to connect with the island's African Cuban population. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Abraham Hall, 7612 Old Muirkirk Rd., Beltsville. 240-264-3415. pgparks.com. Free.

Hyattsville Figure Drawing Group A live model poses for weekly drawing sessions. Bring own materials. Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St., Hyattsville. 202-569-3849. meetup.com/Hyattsville-Figure-Drawing-Group-Meetup. $20-$80.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Bilingual story time Ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. 10:30 a.m. Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750. Free, registration required.

Sacred listening A certified grief counselor leads this support group for participants to explore spirituality and healing in a nondenominational and nonjudgmental space. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chesapeake Life Center, 9500 Arena Dr., Suite 250, Largo. 888-501-7077. chesapeakelifecenter.org. Free.

Kids achieve club Ages 5-12 can practice reading skills. 2 p.m. Judy Center, 8908 Riggs Rd., Adelphi. 301-985-4690. Free.

Cissa Paz Trio The Latin band performs original music in Portuguese, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, French and English. 2 p.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6040. arts.pgparks.com. $18.

Hispanic heritage story explorers Explore the book, "Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras," followed by crafts. For ages 5-9. 3 p.m. Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. 301-839-2400. Free.

Bocados, Música y Cuentos: Hispános Ages 5-12 can enjoy Latin-themed snacks, crafts, music and stories. 3:30 p.m. St. Christopher's Church, 8001 Annapolis Rd., New Carrollton. 301-459-6900. Free.

Play with your food A STEM workshop for ages 5-12 to make 2-D and 3-D shapes and structures using food items. 4 p.m. Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. 301-927-0294. pgcmls.info. Free.

Techno Z: Teens and tech Ages 13-18 can learn how to use the DREAM lab to create a variety of projects. 4:30 p.m. Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St. 301-883-2650. pgcmls.info. Free.

Story explorers Ages 5-12 can read a chapter from a book followed by crafts. 6:30 p.m. Laurel Library, 507 Seventh St. 301-776-6790. Free.

Genealogical society meeting Author Nancy Lauer presents "The Road to Publication," a discussion on how to write family history and get it published. 7 p.m. New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway. 301-262-2063. pgcgs.org. Free.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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