Week of January 25, 2009
Fun in Your Community This Week!
| Greetings! |
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning
Commission has lots to enjoy here in Prince George's County this week. See an
amazing concert at Montpelier Mansion. Schedule the Traveling Naturalist for
your ecology/photography/travel club meeting. Tour an historic site, sign your
children up for Kindermusik, and read all about M-NCPPC's upcoming Black
History Month programs. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy,
fun recreation programs and activities.
The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
your concert tickets yet?|
| Enjoy 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 301-446-3302
for reservations today.|
all ecologists and nature lovers|
|Want to "visit" exotic, far away places, see interesting wildlife, and
enjoy spectacular scenery from the comfort of your chair? The Traveling
Naturalist program can take you on a virtual tour of some of earth's most
beautiful places. See the beauty of Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier
National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Florida parks and Wildlife,
Brazil, the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador rainforest, Australia, Iceland, or
South Africa. Serious nature lovers, travelers and photographers will enjoy the
FREE, 90-minute presentations by a professional naturalist. The presentations
can be shown at your facility or group meeting. To schedule a presentation call
staff at 301-627-6074.|
history throughout the county |
|Prince George's County has some amazing historic sites that residents
and visitors can tour. Built in 1852, the Surratt House Museum gained
significance when the Surratt family became involved in events surrounding the
assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Montpelier Mansion, built in the
1700's, was once a thriving plantation. The mansion hosted famous individuals
including George and Martha Washington, and Abigail Adams. Abraham Hall
has served as a meeting place, landmark and touchstone of the African American
community of Rossville. Darnall's Chance House Museum was built in 1742
and its grounds include an underground brick burial vault. Riversdale House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and was home to Rosalie Stier and
George Calvert. Read more about these and other M-NCPPC historic sites on our
web site so that you can plan your tours! For more information call
for little ones|
| Register your children (ages 42 months-5 years) for Kindermusik: Imagine
That, a 13-session class at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Children will use instrumental play, singing and creative movement, and learn
musical concepts including rhythm, pitch, timbre and ensemble play. Course
#150616 will be held on Tuesdays, beginning January 26, from 5:30-6:15. Course
#150617 will meet on Thursdays, beginning January 28 from 6:10-6:55 pm. Fees
are $180/residents and $216 for non-residents. Call 301-446-3232 for more
information, or register for the class of choice through SMARTlink. |
splashing, smashing party |
|All children have birthdays, so how about hosting a party for yours at
an indoor swimming pool? Allentown Fitness & Splash Park in Fort
Washington, Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex in Laurel, the Prince
George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, and Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool in Chillum all offer birthday party packages by reservation.
Call staff at the facility of interest so that your son or daughter's birthday party
will make a splash! |
call for super special seniors|
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
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!
is Black History Month!
There are so many extraordinary Black History Month programs coming up,
you'll need to start planning now. Enjoy concerts, performances, tours, movies,
lectures, plays, and even a traveling memorabilia museum. Black history will be
celebrated through the arts, trips, music and more. Click here
to learn more about the cultural
arts programs and community
events scheduled for Black History Month 2010!
There's always something good going on in Prince George's County. Browse www.pgparks.com 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@example.com.
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation