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Medicare fraud



Have you or someone you know been a victim of Medicare fraud? Are you curious to know more about it and how to protect yourself and your loved ones? Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Drive, will host a representative from the Prince George's County Police to discuss tips for seniors about Medicare fraud at 12:30 p.m. Monday. For information, call 301-809-2300.

Reprieve from sun



The Shade Foundation of America is teaming up with the Bowie Ice Arena to offer kids a fun reprieve from the summer sun. Kids will be able to ice skate for free from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Aug. 1. Skate rentals also will be free. The first 200 attendees will receive a UV Frisbee that changes color when exposed to the sun.

The Shade Foundation is the only national children's foundation devoted to skin cancer education and prevention. The 501©(3) nonprofit organization was established in 2002 by founder Shonda Schilling, after her battle with malignant melanoma.

For information, call 301-262-6200 or visit http://www.shadefoundation.org.

Community yard sale



Tall Oaks Crossing will hold a communitywide yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (rain date Aug. 2). Enter at Hall Road and Pin Oak Parkway. For information, call 301-218-0249.

Community fair



ExpressCare, 6000 Laurel-Bowie Road, will host a community fair to celebrate its grand opening in Bowie from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A moon bounce, rock wall, face painting, free snowballs, hot dogs, cotton candy and sodas will be featured. For information, call 301-383-0330.

Habitat workshop



Bowie Gardens for Wildlife Habitat Team and the Bowie Environmental Advisory Committee will host a "Habitat 101: Workshop and Tour" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. Patrick Fitzgerald, senior director of Education Management at the National Wildlife Federation, will welcome participants. BG4W Habitat team leader Maria Arnold will present the four elements of habitat, with an emphasis on sustainable gardening practices, and explain how property owners can certify their habitat through NWF. Jamie Vavra, Bowie Green Team chairman, will lead a tour of the new native plant rain garden next to the parking lot.

For information, contact Kristin Larson at 301-809-3044 or klarson@cityofbowie.org.

History playground



Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, will host "Blast-in-the-Past: A Hands-On History Playground" for ages 2 and older. Montpelier's grounds will be transformed into a history playground from 11 am. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Aug. 9. Learn about life in 18th-century Maryland. Be a farmer, frontiersman, milliner, carpenter, town crier and more. Come for an hour or stay for the day. Drop-in; no reservations required.

Cost is $2 per day for Prince George's and Montgomery county residents; $3 per day for nonresidents. For information, contact 301-377-7817, TTY 301-446-3302, holly.burnham@pgparks.com or visit http://www.pgparks.com.

Book sale



Friends of the Bowie Library continues its bookstore summer sale. All books are 25 cents or five for $1 while supplies last. New books are added several times a week. The bookstore is located in the Bowie Library. Proceeds are used to support the library. For information, email friendsofthebowielibrary@yahoo.com or call Beth Wiggans at 301-805-5182.

Pet adoption



SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County will host a pet adoption show from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Road. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit http://www.pgspca.org.

Senior trips



The following trips (subject to change) have been scheduled for area seniors:



Buses depart from and return to the Kenhill Center, 2641 Kenhill Drive. Arrive 15 to 30 minutes before departure time. For information, call Judy Lorenz at 301-809-2300, visit http://www.cityofbowie.org/seniorcenter or pick up a trip brochure at the center.