Spring 10 Masthead
Week of April 5, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Men's golf league
TaylorMade Demo Day
Steven Williams' art
Patuxent River Cleanup
FREE baseball clinic
Seasonal employment opportunities
Summer playgrounds & summer Xtreme Teen centers
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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. Join a men's golf league. Test drive some TaylorMade golf equipment. Help with our Patuxent River Cleanup, find a summer job, and attend a reception for a terrific new art exhibit. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
 Use your driver more
seniors golf at Paint BranchMen ages 50 & over are invited to join the Paint Branch Golf Course Men's League. A kickoff meeting will be held on Monday, April 5 at 9 am, and league play will take place Mondays at 9 am from April 12 until September. League play features both regular play and special formats. Bring your clubs to the kickoff meeting, get all the information needed about league play (including fees), then play a round or two. Call staff at 301-935-0330 for more information.

Test drive more
golf clubsStop by Paint Branch Golf Complex on Thursday, April 8 between 4 pm and 7 pm; it's TaylorMade Demo Day! Try out some new clubs, hit a few golf balls, and see how you like the products. Golf enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the FREE Demo Day program, so do come by. For more information, contact staff at 301-935-0330.
 Appreciate art more
steve williamsMontpelier Arts Center is delighted to present extraordinary, mixed media works with a surrealist twist by talented, local artist Steven Williams. The exhibit will be displayed in the Library Gallery
from Friday, April 9 through Sunday, May 28. Join us for a FREE, public reception on Friday, April 9 from 7-9 pm. Also opening Friday (in the Main Gallery) is "Observations & Interventions," works by conceptual artist Ding Ren, and (in the Resident Artist Gallery) a retrospective of works by Irene Sylvester. If you can't make it to the reception, please stop by the center to enjoy the artists' works during gallery hours: daily from 10 am- 5pm. For more information,  email [email protected].
Make a big difference more
clean upVolunteers ages 13 & over are needed for the Patuxent River Cleanup event on Saturday, April 10 from 9 am-12 noon. Please join us, wearing old clothes and sturdy shoes, to help clean up the Patuxent River shoreline in Prince George's County. Meet at the Visitors Center at Patuxent River Park; transportation will then be provided by pontoon boat or canoe to various cleanup sites. Gloves will be provided. If you are able to life heavy bags and trash, we urge you to join us and give a little time. You'll make a big difference to the local environment. Student service learning hours may be earned. For more information, please call 301-627-6074.

Hit line drives more
Washington NationalsBoys & girls ages 7-15 are invited to the first in a series of FREE baseball clinics sponsored by M-NCPPC, the Washington Nationals, Leadership Prince George's, Powerade and Chick-fil-A on Saturday, April 10 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Bring your baseball glove, bat, and shoes, and come to the Riverdale Park fields (on University Research Ct. in Riverdale) to learn important baseball skills from high school coaches and/or former major league players. Register ahead of time by calling 301-446-6800, or register on-site at the clinic.
Dive into seasonal job exploration more
lifeguardIf you love the water, you may really enjoy a seasonal job with us 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, then click on Aquatics/Seasonal/Intermittent Positions to read about job opportunities and apply online!
Play more this summer...  lots more
day camp kidsRegistration is now open for Summer 2010 Playgrounds and Xtreme Teen Centers programs. Summer Playgrounds, for residents of Prince George's County ages 6-12, will be conducted at more than 100 elementary schools and M-NCPPC facilities throughout the county. They will operate Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm between Monday, June 28 and Friday, August 6. Registered children are free to come and go during the day, and to attend some days but not others. Teen centers, for Prince George's County youth ages 13-17, operate Mondays through Fridays between Monday, June 28 and Friday, August 6. Hours vary by site. For detailed information about fees, locations and more, click here or call staff at 301-699-CALL (2255).
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