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Thurs­day, April 21

Chang­ing Fo­cus will host a Sin­gle Again meet­ing 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days at Prince of Peace Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1657 Crofton Park­way, Crofton. Sin­gle Again is a pro­fes­sion­ally-led, non-de­nom­i­na­tional sup­port group for adults ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the loss of a spouse through sep­a­ra­tion or di­vorce. For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-7210992 or go to www.chang­ing­fo­cus.org.

Satur­day, April 23

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Piscataway will host an in­door flea mar­ket/yard sale and ven­dor/craft fair 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23 at the church hall, 13401 Piscataway Road, Clin­ton. Do­na­tions of canned goods for the church food pantry are wel­come and ap­pre­ci­ated. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mar­garet Maxwell, 301-641-5363, or email maxwellml@aol.com. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Look Out Creek Trail Guided Hike 2-3 p.m. April 23 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Learn about Merkle’s unique his­tory and what the trail has to of­fer. Each month a dif­fer­ent trail will be fea­tured on a guided hike. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. To reg­is­ter, go to http://tinyurl.com/o6qgtpr or call 301-888-1377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/Pages/south­ern/ merkle.aspx.

Oakcrest Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will host Spring Gospel Ex­plo­sion 7-9 p.m. April 23 at the cen­ter 1300 Capi­tol Heights Blvd., Capi­tol Heights. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-736-5355 or go to www.pg­parks.com.

Sun­day, April 24

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walks 8-10 a.m. April 24 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Search for spring mi­grants in var­i­ous refuge habi­tats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars are rec­om­mended. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Ages 8 and older. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Kids Fish­ing Work­shop 10 a.m.-noon April 24 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Join a nat­u­ral­ist and learn the ba­sics of fresh wa­ter/ non-tidal fish­ing. Chil­dren younger than 16 do not need a li­cense. Fish­ing rods avail­able to bor­row or bring one. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. To reg­is­ter, go to http:// tinyurl.com/o6qgtpr or call 301-888-1377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/Pages/south­ern/ merkle.aspx.

Thurs­day, April 28

Lynn Glas­coe, Re­al­tor, will host a Home Buyer Sem­i­nar 6:30-8 p.m. April 28 at Long & Fos­ter Real Es­tate, Inc., 10901 In­dian Head High­way, Fort Wash­ing­ton. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-343-0714.

Chang­ing Fo­cus will host a Sin­gle Again meet­ing 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days at Prince of Peace Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1657 Crofton Park­way, Crofton. Sin­gle Again is a pro­fes­sion­ally-led, non-de­nom­i­na­tional sup­port group

for adults ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the loss of a spouse through sep­a­ra­tion or di­vorce. For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-7210992 or go to www.chang­ing­fo­cus.org.

Satur­day, April 30

March of Dimes will hold March for Ba­bies 9:30 a.m. April 30 at Watkins Re­gional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Up­per Marl­boro. Reg­is­tra­tion 8 a.m. Held rain or shine. Par­tic­i­pants will en­joy a stroller-friendly walk, lunch, mu­sic and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing face paint­ing and games. Fundraiser sup­ports pro­grams that help moth­ers have healthy, full-term preg­nan­cies, and funds re­search to find causes and pre­ven­tions. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.march­forba­bies.org.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Rid­ing Bi­cy­cles to Ex­pe­ri­ence the North Tract 1-3 p.m. April 30 at the North Tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Dis­cover lo­cal wildlife, plants and his­tor­i­cal sites on this fam­ily-ori­ented, 5-mile guided bi­cy­cle ride. Bring your own bike (wide tire hy­brid and moun­tain bikes only-nar­row tire road bikes are not suitable),

wa­ter bot­tle and hel­met. Weather de­pen­dent. Free; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Ages 10 and older. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Owls of Mary­land 2-3 p.m. April 30 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Mary­land has sev­eral species of owls. Learn all about them and their unique adap­ta­tions. Meet a live owl. Pro­gram will be held in­doors. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. To reg­is­ter, go to http://tinyurl.com/o6qgtpr or call 301-888-1377.

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