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Thurs­day, May 5

Prince Ge­orge’s County Pub­lic Schools (PGCPS) will host Un­der­stand­ing the FY2017 Ed­u­ca­tional Fa­cil­i­ties Master Plan (EFMP) com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tional meet­ing 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Charles H. Flow­ers High School, Me­dia Cen­ter, 10001 Ard­wick-Ard­more Road, Spring­dale. The FY2017 EFMP is used to de­velop the an­nual and six-year Cap­i­tal Im­prove­ment Plans. PGCPS will re­view the school-by-school sched­ule for renovating and re­plac­ing more than 133 schools; con­struct­ing new schools; re­or­ga­niz­ing sixth grade to mid­dle schools; bound­ary changes; and plan­ning stud­ies to con­sider con­sol­i­da­tions and other pro­grams. The Prince Ge­orge’s County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is sched­uled to vote on the FY2017 EFMP on May 12. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.pgcps. org.

Fri­day, May 6

31st An­nual Fallen He­roes Day cer­e­mony will take place 1 p.m. May 6 at Du­laney Val­ley Memo­rial Gar­dens, 200 East Pado­nia Road, Ti­mo­nium. The event hon­ors those whose deaths have been de­clared “line of duty” dur­ing the past year and is the only statewide cer­e­mony in the na­tion that brings to­gether all seg­ments of the pub­lic safety com­mu­nity. Law en­force­ment of­fi­cers and fire­fight­ers, dig­ni­taries and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, fam­ily, and friends will gather to honor and re­mem­ber those who died in the line of duty. Po­lice and cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers, fire­fight­ers, and emer­gency med­i­cal and res­cue per­son­nel who risk their lives ev­ery day to pro­tect the cit­i­zens of Mary­land will be saluted.

Satur­day, May 7

St. Mar­garet of Scot­land Church, Youth Min­istry, will present a con­cert 6-9 p.m. May 7 at the church, 410

Ad­di­son Road South, Capi­tol Heights. Event will fea­ture Mt. Cal­vary Youth Choir and Li­tur­gi­cal Dancers. Free will of­fer­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Theresa John­son, 240-286-6380, or email, etjohn­son509@gmail.com.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Start­ing a Bee Hive 101 2-3 p.m. May 7 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. An in­tro­duc­tory class will go over the ba­sics you need to start a hive and keep it go­ing strong through the win­ter. Dona­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/ merkle.aspx.

Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion will hold The Ba­sics: Mem­ory Loss, De­men­tia and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease work­shop 11 a.m. May 7 at Cor­ner­stone Peace­ful Bible Bap­tist Church, 9010 Frank Tip­pett Road, Up­per Marl­boro. This free work­shop is for any­one who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s dis­ease and re­lated de­men­tias. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 800-2723900 or go to www.alz.org.

Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion will hold The Ba­sics: Mem­ory Loss, De­men­tia and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease work­shop 1:30 p.m. May 7 at Joseph A. Gil­more Adult Day­care, 608 Largo Road, Up­per Marl­boro. This free work­shop is for any­one who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s dis­ease and re­lated de­men­tias. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 800-272-3900 or go to www. alz.org.

Sun­day, May 8

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8-10 a.m. May 8 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Search for early spring mi­grants in var­i­ous refuge habi­tats on this guide hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars rec­om­mended. Ages 8 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Whoop­ing Crane Ob­ser­va­tory Tour 1-2:30 p.m. May 8 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Take a guided tour to the Whoop­ing Crane Ob­ser­va­tory to ob­serve a pair of adult whoop­ing cranes. Learn about the whoop­ing crane pop­u­la­tion re­cov­ery pro­gram. Ar­rive early. Ages 14 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Space is lim­ited. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux-ent.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Moth­ers Day Art In The Park 2-3 p.m. May 8 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Af­ter a short hike out to a scenic land­scape Moth­ers can work with their chil­dren on a va­ri­ety of art ideas. Fa­thers are en­cour­aged to come out too. Reg­is­ter ahead of time for this event, call 301-888-1377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south-ern/merkle.aspx.

Mon­day, May 9

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal will hold free grief sup­port group 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. sec­ond Mon­day of each month at the hospi­tal’s Main Build­ing, Crit­i­cal Care Con­fer­ence Room, Sec­ond Floor, Lan­ham. Call 301-8085671.

Wed­nes­day, May 11

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Beavers: Mak­ers of the Marsh 1-2:30 p.m. May 11 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Ages 5-7. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent. Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal will hold free stroke sup­port group 1-3 p.m. sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at the hospi­tal’s Pro­fes­sional Of­fice Build­ing, First Floor Con­fer­ence Room, 8116 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. Call 301-324-4968.

Thurs­day, May 12

Vol­un­teers for Marl­boro Food Bank are needed May 12-14 at Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, 14515 Church St., Up­per Marl­boro. Food sort­ing 7 p.m. May 12; food bag­ging 8 a.m. May 13; food dis­tri­bu­tion 7-9 a.m. May 14. For

more in­for­ma­tion, call 301627-2636.

Fri­day, May 13

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal will hold free bariatric surgery and weight loss lec­ture 9-10 a.m. May 13 at the hospi­tal’s Pro­fes­sional Of­fice Build­ing, Suite 210, 8116 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter, call 301-324-4968.

Satur­day, May 14

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Wildlife Loop Ad­ven­ture Scav­enger Hunt 9 a.m.1 p.m. May 14 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Us­ing clues and lo­ca­tions, fam­i­lies and groups can drive the North Tract’s Wildlife Loop and trails to hunt for sculp­tured stones, mys­tery ob­jects, plants and an­i­mals while learn­ing about the his­tory of North Tract and other recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties. A cam­era or cell phone that takes pic­tures is rec­om­mended. All ages. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired with ap­prox­i­mate ar­rival time. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Com­mu­nity Sup­port Sys­tems will hold flea mar­ket/yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 at Chapel of the In­car­na­tion, 14070 Brandy­wine Road, Brandy­wine. Re­fresh­ments avail­able for pur­chase. Ven­dor spa­ces $15. Rain date May 21. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-372-1491 or email css1995@aol.com.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Boaters Safety Course 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14-15 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. This class will pre­pare you for the writ­ten boater’s safety test so you may re­ceive your Cer­tifi­cate of Boater’s Safety Ed­u­ca­tion. Cost $20 per per­son; $50 per fam­ily. To reg­is­ter, go to http://tinyurl.com/o6qgtpr or call 301-8881377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and

Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold a bird watch­ing hike 2-3 p.m. May 14 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Learn how to iden­tify com­mon birds found at Merkle dur­ing the sum­mer months. Dress for weather. Wear com­fort­able walk­ing shoes. Bring binoc­u­lars or bor­row from Merkle. Dona­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, May 15

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Whoop­ing Crane Ob­ser­va­tory Tour 1-2:30 p.m. May 15 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Take a guided tour to the Whoop­ing Crane Ob­ser­va­tory to ob­serve a pair of adult whoop­ing cranes. Learn about the whoop­ing crane pop­u­la­tion re­cov­ery pro­gram. Ar­rive early. Ages 14 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Space is lim­ited. 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 Gar­den­ing Work­shop One 2-3 p.m. May 15 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. This ses­sion will cover top­ics in­clud­ing how to best set up your gar­den, soils and fer­til­iz­ers, wa­ter, and how to best work with some of the more com­mon gar­den plants. Dona­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Mon­day, May 16

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal will hold free di­a­betes sup­port group 6-7:30 p.m. third Mon­day of each month at the hospi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fifth Floor, DSE Room, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or re­quest a free di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tional brochure, call 301-324-4968.

Tues­day, May 17

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal will hold free breast can­cer sup­port group 7-9 p.m. third Tues­day of each month at the hospi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fourth Floor, Room 415, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or re­quest a free breast care ed­u­ca­tional brochure, call 301-324-4968. Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal will hold free breast can­cer-male care­giver sup­port group 7-9 p.m. third Tues­day of each month at the hospi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fifth Floor, DSE Room, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. Call 301-324-4968.

Wed­nes­day, May 18

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8-10 a.m. May 18 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Search for early spring mi­grants in var­i­ous refuge habi­tats on this guide hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars rec­om­mended. Ages 14 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Fri­day, May 20

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: Birds Birds Birds 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover bird­ing through in­door and out­door (weather per­mit­ting) games, binoc­u­lar ba­sics and crafts for all ages. Fam­ily bird walks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Bring binoc­u­lars if you have them. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host En­dan­gered Species Day Cel­e­bra­tion 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Slide pre­sen­ta­tion 11 a.m. on how the Na­tional Wildlife Refuge Sys­tem helps en­dan­gered species sur­vive. See a dis­play of en­dan­gered species up close. All ages. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church will hold a fish fry 4-7 p.m. May 20 at the church, 14515 Church Street, Up­per Marl­boro. Fea­tur­ing fried whit­ing or tilapia, green beans, coleslaw, bread, bev­er­age and dessert. Cost $10 adults; $8 se­niors; $5 chil­dren 11 and un­der. Eat in or take out. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-627-2636.

Fam­ily Ser­vice Foun­da­tion, Inc. will host its an­nual Choose Re­cov­ery noon-5 p.m. May 20 at the foun­da­tion, 5301 76th Ave., Lan­dover Hills. The event is in honor of SAMHSA’s Na­tional Pre­ven­tion Week. There will be a poetry slam, guest speak­ers and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fs­finc.org or call 301-459-2121, ext. 296.

Satur­day, May 21

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8:15-10:15 a.m. May 21 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Search for birds in sev­eral refuge habi­tats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars rec­om­mended. All ages. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws. gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Herp Search 1-2:30 p.m. May 21 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Join a refuge nat­u­ral­ist on this guided search for rep­tiles and am­phib­ians. Wear good walk­ing shoes. Bring wa­ter. Dress for the weather. All ages. Free pro- gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301-4975887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Nite Hike 8-9:30 p.m. May 21 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Dis­cover the night­time world of the refuge as you look and lis­ten for noc­tur­nal an­i­mals on this guided walk. Ages 5 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301-4975887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/Patux­ent. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: Birds Birds Birds 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover bird­ing through in­door and out­door (weather per­mit­ting) games, binoc­u­lar ba­sics and crafts for all ages. Fam­ily bird walks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Bring binoc­u­lars if you have them. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Mag­nif­i­cent Whoop­ing Crane Month spe­cial speak­ers 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 21 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Lis­ten to Whoop­ing Crane ex­perts dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences and chal­lenges while as­sist­ing with re­cov­ery ef­forts for one of North Amer­ica’s most en­dan­gered birds. Dr. Glenn Olsen, Vet­eri­nar­ian, Patux­ent Wildlife Re­search Cen­ter, will give a pre­sen­ta­tion 11 a.m. and Dr. Sarah Con­verse, Re­search Ecol­o­gist in the En­dan­gered Species Re­search Group, Patux­ent Wildlife Re­search Cen­ter, will give a pre­sen­ta­tion 1 p.m. Free pro­gram; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Na­ture Pho­tog­ra­phy 2-3:30 p.m. May 21 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Learn some of the ba­sics of nat­u­ral pho­tog­ra­phy and test your skills with a short guided hike. Bring your own film or dig­i­tal cam­era, com­fort­able shoes that you don’t mind get­ting dirty, and weather ap­pro­pri­ate cloth­ing. Dona­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/publi-clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Ac­co­keek First Church of God will host 2016 Author’s Ex­plo­sion 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21 at the church, 15821 Liv­ingston Road, Ac­co­keek. Event will fea­ture a di­verse group of lo­cal/re­gional au­thors and a va­ri­ety of gen­res. Free. Open to all. Visit au­thors. At­tend work­shops and sem­i­nars. Par­tic­i­pate in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren. Live Gospel mu­sic. Com­pli­men­tary food and bev­er­ages. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ac­co­keek­chog.org or call 301-283-2116.

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