Spring 10 Masthead
Week of March 29, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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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. Attend a Café Groove program, or an Easter activity or two. Sign up for a trip to the theater or a co-ed, baseball clinic. Find a summer job or head down to an outdoor basketball court near you. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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 Get in the groove more
Cafe Groove logoCafé Groove programs feature Creative Expressions participants, guest emcees, open mic, and visual arts contests with cash prizes. On Friday, April 2, Café Groove (for those ages 12-18) will be held at Suitland Community Center at 7:30 pm. The evening will include a capoeira performance and workshop, featuring Roda Movements Studio. Begun in Brazil, this martial art has roots in African dance. Admission is only $3/person and includes refreshments. For more information, call 301-446-3232. 
Participate in eggstravaganzas more

family wiiKentland Community Center is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 3 from 12 noon-3 pm. Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for lunch, arts & crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Fees are $4/resident and $5/non-resident. For more information call 301-386-2278. Another Easter Eggstravaganza, featuring a terrific Easter egg hunt, Amazing Clown and terrific prizes, will be held at Cosca Regional Park on April 3 from 1-3 pm. Please bring your own bag or basket to collect eggs. Fees are $5/resident and $6/non-resident. For information call 301-297-4648. Many of M-NCPPC's community centers throughout the county are holding special events for Easter. Call the center nearest you for information.
 Make Mondays, fun days more
easter egg huntChildren ages 3-10 will have a ball at Oxon Hill Manor on Monday, April 5. The Easter Fun Day program, featuring games, an Easter egg hunt, and light refreshments, will take place from 1-3 pm. The fee is $2/person!  Please note that children must be accompanied by adults. RSVP no later than Tuesday, March 31 by calling staff at 301-839-7782. (Advanced registration is required.) Snow Hill Manor's Easter egg hunt for those ages 10 & under will also be held on April 5. Enjoy the fun from 11 am-12 noon. The fee is $1/person and reservations are required.  Please call 301-725-6037 and let staff know you'll be there.
Be wowed by theater more
phantom maskThere's still a little time left to sign up for a trip to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theater to see The Phantom of the Opera. This trip is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, from 10:30 am-approximately 5 pm. Board the bus at the Southern Area Office in Fort Washington, then enjoy breakfast at Miss Shirley's Cafe before the performance. Head to the Hippodrome next to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's play that features lavish sets, costumes and special effects. Fees are $121/resident and $146/non-resident. Sign up online through SMARTlink at www.pgparks.com for program # 157820. For more information, call 301-203-6000.
Go for a grand slam more
baseballBeginning in April, M-NCPPC, the Washington Nationals, Leadership Prince George's, Powerade and Chick-fil-A will be sponsoring a series of FREE baseball clinics for boys and girls ages 7-15. Mark your calendars for the first clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 10 from 10 am-2 pm at  Riverdale Park fields (University Research Ct.). Bring your baseball glove, bat, and shoes, and come by to learn important baseball skills from high school coaches, and/or former major league players. Washington Nationals players will attend some of the clinics for photos and autographs. You may register ahead of time by calling 301-446-6800, or register on-site the day of the clinic.
Explore great seasonal jobs more
lifeguardIf you love the water, you may really enjoy a seasonal job in aquatics. The Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for qualified lifeguards, shallow water attendants, swim lesson instructors, swim lesson aides, pool managers and assistant managers, cashiers, customer service representatives, water fitness instructors, and swim lesson instructors. Click here to read about job opportunities and apply online!
Enjoy shining moments more
basketball playerExcited about March Madness? Head out to a local basketball court to practice jump shots, free throws, three-pointers, dribbling, passing and rebounding. Get a group of friends together or take your children to a local park to play some ball or just shoot around. To find a park near you with an outdoor basketball court, log on to www.pgparks.com, click on the Find a Park bar on the right side of the home page, put a check mark next to basketball under the heading Amenities, and fill in your address in where it says Proximity. Lace up your athletic shoes and hoop it up!  
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 protected]
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation