Week of March 1, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
| 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|
| 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.|
| Are you planning your summer? Volunteer recruitment for summer programs -
including day camps, playgrounds and aquatic positions - will be posted on March
1 at www.pgparks.com. 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 www.pgparks.com, click on volunteers and
follow the instructions. For more information call 301-446-3321.|
videography/broadcasting more |
|Huntington 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
| 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|
|Fancy 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 www.facebook.com/pgparks and follow
us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pgparks to learn
about new ways to live more, play more today!|
the Boardwalk more|
Climb 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
Flaunt your fedoras more
| Seniors 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.
your inner artist more
| 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation