Week of April 5, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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
|Men 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
|Stop 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
|Montpelier 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
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
big difference more
|Volunteers 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
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
|Dive into seasonal job exploration more
|If 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
|Registration 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