"In the Next Room" — Opens Fri., Oct. 28, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Also known as "the vibrator play," tells the story of a proper Victorian gentleman and scientist, Dr. Givings, who innocently invents a new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. His wife wonders what's going on in the next room. Show continues Sat., Oct. 29 and Nov. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 at 8 p.m.; and Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. General admission $13; seniors (65 and older), students (18 and younger) and active military pay $10. Reservations, 301-617-9906 and press 2. Parental discretion advised. http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.
Prince George's County Genealogical Society — Meeting, Wed., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Building, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway. Presentation by Sharon Hodges, "Who is Carrie Westerfield's Father?" 301-262-2063. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdpgcgs.
Fiesta de Latino — Evening with Latin flair, Thu., Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m., North Laurel 50+ Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Food tastings, musical entertainment and HIV and health screenings. All ages welcome. 410-313-0380.
Fitness classes — South Laurel Recreation Council accepting registrations for classes beginning Wed., Nov. 3 and thereafter. Pilates, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. starting Nov. 3, $36 for six classes; Zumba, Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., $30 six classes; both classes held Montpelier Elementary School, 9200 Muirkirk Road. Zumba, Mondays, 8-9 p.m., starting Nov. 7, $30 six weeks, James Harrison Elementary School, 13200 Larchdale Road, off Contee Road. Yoga, Thursdays, starting Nov. 10; Monday Yoga, 7-8 p.m. starting Nov. 4, $30 five classes, James Harrison Elementary School. Register, Council, 301-776-2805.
Needleart 2011 — Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 4, 3-7 p.m. Exhibit Sat., Nov. 5-Sun.. Nov. 27 (closed Thanksgiving), 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. Theme "Life on the Chesapeake." Sponsored by Stitching Pretty of Laurel, Friends of Montpelier and Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. Adults $6, seniors $5, children ages 5-18 $3, children age 4 and under free. Judges choose winners in several categories. Visitors invited to vote for "People's Choice" award. Demonstrations of various needle art techniques given daily. 301-377-7817.
West Shore Piano Trio — Chamber music concert, Sat., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Oaklands Presbyterian Church, 14301 Laurel Bowie Road. Trio performs Brahms' "Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8," Mozart, and Piazzolla's tangos, "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Heather, email@example.com. http://www.westshoretrio.com.
Music of Decadence and Derangement — Living Arts concert, Sun., Nov. 6, 7 p.m., 3315 Green Castle Road, Burtonsville. Guitarists Duo Orfeo present all –acoustic program of music of refinement, elegance and delicacy with music that is eccentric, bizarre and occasionally maniacal. No tickets required; $10 donation appreciated. Reception follows. 301-520-8921.
Meade Area Garden Club — Bow-making workshop, Wed., Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Jessup Community Hall, corner of Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Club member Sharon Durney demonstrates different bow-making techniques in hands-on workshop. Bring scissors and wire cutters. Free for members; $10 for non-members to cover cost of supplies. Reservations by Nov. 1, Sharon, 410-761-5019.
Trip to Longwood Gardens — Sponsored by Meade Area Garden Club. No refunds after Nov. 9 unless waiting list for trip Wed., Nov. 30. Bus leaves 12:45 p.m. from Ridgeview Shopping Center, intersection of Route 175 and Rockenbach Avenue and returns to same location around 9 p.m. Park behind Taco Bell. Decorated Christmas trees, holiday floral exhibits and outdoor lights. Bus $38 for club members and $43 for non-members. Reservation with payment of bus fee required. $12 admission to Longwood Gardens collected on bus; bring cash in exact amount. Beverly Durana, 410-551-2263.