Kids can explore games of the 1700s at Montpelier Mansion's… (Photo courtesy Montpelier…)
Listen to the sounds of the '60s, '70s, Motown and disco eras played by the Winstons, Fri., June 24, 7-9 p.m. at Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St. This is the first performance in the Concert in the Park summer series, sponsored by the Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation. The performance includes a visual show and a live horn section. Bring a blanket or a chair for seats and enjoy entertainment for the whole family. Children under 13 not permitted without parent or guardian. http://www.laurel.md.us, 301-725-7800.
Oracle Band opens the Montpelier summer concert series Fri., June 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. The band plays classic hits from the '40s to today. Bring a blanket or chair for seats. No tickets or reservations needed. Sponsored by South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. Public and handicapped parking available. If heavy rain near time of concert, performance will be cancelled. After 5 p.m. day of concert, call 301-953-7882 for verification.
Watch and fly scale airplanes at the Airplanes of the World VII air show, Sat., June 25, at Konterra Model Air Park, 6050 Van Dusen Road. Sponsored by Free State Aeromodelers, this is a scale-model fly-in and air show. Registration begins 7:30 a.m.; any scale model airplane or helicopter is welcome. Landing fee is $10 for pilots, no charge for spectators. If you are not a pilot, fly a trainer airplane with an instructor or on a simulator. Demo flights at noon; lunch, snacks and drinks sold starting at 11 a.m. Raffle tickets will be sold to support the club, with a chance to win a model airplane or other prizes. http://www.freestateaeromodelers.org.
Learn about life in the 1700s with hands-on activities at Family Fun Day, Sun., June 26, 4-7 p.m., at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. Explore the boxwood maze and the flower and herb gardens, or take a free tour of the mansion. Bring you own picnic for outdoor eating; no eating facilities are available inside the mansion. Students from the Laurel School of Music will perform. Nonperishable items can be brought for donation to area food banks. 301-377-7817.
The Tent Troupe returns to the grounds of Montpelier Mansion. 9650 Muirkirk Road, with a family performance of Robert Fulghum's "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," Sun., June 26, and Mon., June 27, at 7:45 p.m. The Tent Troupe performs a children's show, "Once Upon a Time," Mon., 1:45 p.m. All shows are held rain or shine under the big top tent; no tickets or reservations are needed. Sponsored by St. Luke Lutheran Church, in Silver Spring, and South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. 301-776-2805.