Winter 09 Masthead
Week of January 18, 2009
Fun in Your Community This Week!
A theatrical tribute to Dr. King
A very special quilt
Crafty aircraft
Baden flea market
A musical program featuring spirituals
Planning a wedding?
Seeking nonagenarians and centenarians
Parks and Recreation logo Greetings!


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots to enjoy here in Prince George's County this week. See a play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Use your creativity to construct a section of a special, paper quilt. Design and build your own aircraft. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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 A Performance about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
people watching a play I Have a Dream, a wonderful, live performance will be held at the Publick Playhouse on Wednesday, January 20 at 10:15 am and again at 12 noon. The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of his life and times. The audience will be inspired by the story of this great leader's struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood." This event is recommended for those in grade 3 on up to adults. Tickets are just $6/person or $5/person in groups of 15 or more. Tickets for the 12 noon show only are FREE for seniors (60 & better). For ticket information call 301-277-1710.
Frederick Douglass paper quilt
Frederick Douglass portraitYouth ages 10-17 are invited to come to Upper Marlboro Community Center and help us get ready for Black History Month. Show your creativity and construct your part of a paper quilt of Frederick Douglass. Stop by for any/all program sessions - Friday, January 22; Saturday, January 23; Friday, January 29; and Saturday, January 30; 7-8 pm each night! The program is FREE. Beginning Friday, February 5, the quilt will be on display throughout the month to celebrate Black History Month. For more information call staff at 301-627-2828.
Construct your own aircraft from LEGOŽ bricks 
children playing with legosCollege Park Aviation Museum is hosting a LEGOŽ building day on Saturday, January 23 between 11 am and 4 pm. Stop by to design your own aircraft from LEGOs that we'll provide, and take home a picture of your aviation creation. Top designs will be displayed throughout the museum!  This event is open to everyone... aspiring aeronautical engineers of all ages! Regular museum admission ($4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/ages 2-18, FREE/children under 2) includes this LEGOŽ activity. For more information call 301-864-6029.
Buy low, sell high
flea market Looking for a little incentive to inspire you to clean out your garage, closets and attic? Turn your excess items into instant cash at the Baden Community Flea Market. Sign up now to be a vendor and rent a table at the flea market which will be held at Baden Community Center on Saturday, January 30 from 8 am-2 pm. Table rental fees for vendors are $15/resident and $18/non-resident. Admission is FREE for shoppers. Stop by and browse; you just may find some great bargains. For more information, and to register as a vendor, please call 301-888-1500.
A musical performance extraordinaire
montpelier mansion covered in snowEnjoy an extraordinary Black History Month concert at Montpelier Mansion featuring members of the Society for the Preservation of African American Arts. Singing slave songs and spirituals, and reenacting slaves living on a plantation in the 1800s, the singers will captivate the audience during this program scheduled for Saturday, January 30 at 2 pm (snow date/time Sunday, February 6, 2 pm). The concert is recommended for those ages 10 & up. Ticket prices are $10/Friends of Montpelier members and $15/all others. Advance payment and reservations are required, so please call 301-377-7817 for reservations today.
Here comes the Annual Bridal Expo
wedding flowersPlan your wedding from start to finish at the Annual Bridal Expo at Newton White Mansion on Sunday, January 31 from 1-4 pm. Talk to caterers, photographers and wedding planners as you prepare for your big day. Admission is only $5/person. For more information call 301-249-2004.
Super special seniors
seeking centernarians There's never been a better time to be a senior in Prince George's County. Check out the terrific programs offered for those ages 60 & better at M-NCPPC senior centers and community centers throughout the county. In conjunction with a special program honoring centenarians this spring, the Department of Parks and Recreation is currently looking for contact information about county residents born on or before December 31, 1920. If you know a Prince George's County resident who will be age 90 or older by the end of 2010, please click here to share the information with us. Your help is greatly appreciated!
There's always something good going on in Prince George's County. Browse to find out what's happening and where. Sign up for classes and activities using the SMARTlink system. Or check out information on parks and trails, community centers, nature centers, sports and arts facilities, and more.
Questions?  Contact our Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-CALL(2255) or e-mail [email protected]
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation