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Week of March 1, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Live more, play more & TV
Volunteer opportunities
Videography and broadcasting auditions
Performances at the Playhouse
Get connected
Visit Atlantic City
Eat, drink and wear a hat
An aviation art contest
find us on facebook

follow us on twitter
Parks and Recreation logo Greetings!


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community. Sign up to volunteer at a spring or summer program. Audition for a new broadcasting or videography opportunity. Attend a dance performance, or sign up for a trip or a Hat and Tea Social. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
 See yourself & your parks on TV more
pg parks logo on tv We asked residents what the Department of Parks and Recreation means to them to help us to develop our new tagline: "live more, play more." Watch for the new slogan on television; you just may see yourself or your neighbors on these lively ads that feature some of the great customers of M-NCPPC parks and places throughout Prince George's County.
Volunteer more
teen volunteers Are you planning your summer? Volunteer recruitment for summer programs - including day camps, playgrounds and aquatic positions - will be posted on March 1 at The minimum age for playground volunteers is 14; the minimum age for day camp volunteers is 15. Volunteers must be the minimum age(s) by June 1, 2010. Volunteers are also needed for spring special events/one day events. It's easy to register to volunteer; log on to, click on volunteers and follow the instructions. For more information call 301-446-3321.
Dabble in videography/broadcasting more 
videographerHuntington Community Center is looking for young ladies and gentlemen interested in auditioning to be volunteer hosts/hostesses, videographers, and video editors for a new Xtreme Teens Video Entertainment Show. Males and females ages 10-17 who have clear speaking voices and outgoing personalities are encouraged to audition at the center on Friday, March 5 between 6 pm and 8 pm for the volunteer show host openings. Those with experience as camera persons and/or video editors should come in on Friday, March 5 between 8 and 9:30 pm for an interview. Youth selected to fill these volunteer positions will earn service learning hours, receive a letter of recommendation, gain terrific experience and have plenty to put on a résumé. Please contact center staff at 301-464-3725 for additional details about these great opportunities.
Attend performances more
Cafe Groove logo The Prince George's Publick Playhouse is hosting Café' Groove featuring teen dance talent with the Prince George's Best Dance Crew Competition on Friday March 5, from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $3 at the door; the event is for youth ages 12-18. For information about attending or competing call 301-446-3232. The Love 2 Dance Teen Showcase will be held at the Playhouse on Sunday, March 7 at 4 pm. See lively, fast-paced, dance performances by the best young dance troupes from Prince George's County schools and dance studios. Tickets are only $10/person; $5/seniors & students. For tickets and additional information, call 301-277-1710.
Connect online more
facebook squareFancy Facebook? Titillated by Twitter? Connect with the Department of Parks and Recreation on these great websites starting this week. You'll have access to the latest updates on parks and recreation happenings in Prince George's County, including events, programs, classes, contests and activities. Become a fan of the Department at and follow us on Twitter at to learn about new ways to live more, play more today!
Stroll the Boardwalk more
casino cardsClimb aboard a motor coach and enjoy a relaxing ride to Atlantic City. Those ages 21 & over are invited to sign up for an all-day trip (SMARTlink course #213764) to Atlantic City. The bus leaves the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex on Thursday, March 18 at 8:30 am, and returns at approximately 9 pm, allowing travelers about 6 hours in the city. See the sights, enjoy the Boardwalk, try your luck at the Showboat Casino, and/or enjoy great shopping. Trip fees are $40/resident and $48/non-resident and cover the costs of transportation and a continental breakfast. Register today, as space is limited. For more information call staff at 301-583-2500.
Flaunt your fedoras more
seeking centernariansSeniors ages 60 & better can sign up today for SMARTlink event #162464, a Hat and Tea Social at the elegant Prince George's Ballroom on Friday, March 26 from 10 am-1 pm. Enjoy a tasty assortment of teas, pastries, and tea sandwiches. Put on your favorite beanie, beret, top hot, cap or bonnet; you may want to participate in the parade of hats, and you may win a prize. This Hat and Tea Social features live entertainment. Fees are $15/resident and $18/non-resident; registration is required and is now being accepted. Call 301-446-3420 for more information.
Release your inner artist more
child artist College Park Aviation Museum is having an art contest for students in grades K-12 and college. Create an original piece of art inspired from an aviation quote. Entries must be original pieces of artwork. All forms of artwork will be accepted, including collages, sculptures, mobiles, photos, drawings, paintings, graphic art pieces, prints, and mixed media works. You may win a gift card and your piece may be put on display at the museum. Read more and download an entry form here.

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
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation