Spring 10 Masthead
Week of April 12, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Ladies golf
Great, live music
Spring remodeling
Living history
A trivia challenge
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Join a ladies golf league, or attend a concert/tea, a home and landscape show, or a terrific living history program. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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 Ladies, hit the links more
golf clubsThe Paint Branch Ladies Golf League would love to have women of all ages join! League play is held at Paint Branch Golf Course Thursdays at 9 am and continues through late October. Dust off the woods and the irons and head out to the course for great times. The fee to join the league is only $15 for the year; greens fees are $10/nine holes for those ages 60 & better, and $14/nine holes for those under age 60. For more information call the course at 301-935-0330.
Attend great concerts more
Harmony Hall stageEnjoy an Afternoon Tea program at arts/ Harmony Hall Regional Center on Wednesday, April 14 at 2 pm. Los Compadres will delight listeners with award-wining vocals, authentic Mexican mariachi music and selections from other Latin American countries. Tickets are $15/person and all ages are welcome to attend. For information call 301-203-6070.
 Spruce up your home more
The ShowPlace Arena facadeThe Suburban Maryland Spring Home & Landscape Show is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating. Visit the Show Place Arena on Friday, April 16, 11 am-9 pm, Saturday, April 17, 10 am-8 pm, or Sunday, April 18, 10 am-6 pm. Enjoy hundreds of exhibits, product demonstrations, and sample interior and exterior vignettes. See new products and get expert advice from the pros. Admission is FREE. For more information call 301-952-7999.
March through time more
Marching Through TimeSpend a day at Marietta House Museum for the Marching through Time program. This living history encampment encompasses re-enactors from Bronze Age Celts through the 20th century Vietnam War. Visitors will experience camp and domestic life, military drills, period merchants, crafts, food and more. An exciting children's activity has been added this year. No pets, please. Marching through Time will be held Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18, from 11 am-4 pm. FREE parking is available at Glenn Dale Community Center; continuous shuttle service to the event will be provided. The fee is $5/person; children 4 & under are FREE. Call 301-464-5291 for more information.
Put your knowledge to the test more
airmail costumeThink you know a lot about airplanes and flight? Come to College Park Aviation Museum on
Sunday, April 18 at 1 pm for an Aviation Trivia Challenge ideal for children ages 5 to 12. Answer questions or try out fun, physical challenges to win prizes. The game is FREE with museum admission: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/ages 2-18, and FREE/children under 2. Call 301-864-6029 for information.
Batter up more
lifeguardBladensburg Community Center's T-ball classes for girls and boys ages 4-6 begins on Saturday, April 24. Classes will meet for 6 consecutive Saturdays from 2-2:45 pm. Get an introduction to baseball using a batting T. Class fees are $30/resident and $36/non-resident. You may register for course #176664 through SMARTlink. For more information, call staff at 301-277-2124.
Plan ahead for fun more
asian umbrellaI spy with my little eye . . . lots of extraordinary family events! Mark your calendars and note the dates for these terrific programs: The Opening Reception for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Oxon Hill Manor, Friday, April 30; Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts, Saturday, May 1; The 11th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival, Saturday, May 1 at Kentland Community Center; a community block party for the 10-year anniversary of the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Saturday, May 1; Marlborough Day, Saturday, May 8; A-MAY-ZING Animal Fest at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Saturday, May 15; and the Festival of Nations at Tucker Road Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 16. Read more 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 [email protected]
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation