Week of April 19, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to
enjoy here in Prince George's County. Eat for a cause, work off what you eat,
see a dance performance, or attend a history lecture, a campfire, or a social
dance. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation
programs and activities.
The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
| Eat for a great cause more|
|Today, Monday, April 19, is M-NCPPC Day at Chevys Restaurant in
Greenbelt (7511 Greenbelt Road). Enjoy a delicious meal there between 11 am and
10 pm and 25% of your bill will be donated to the Prince George's County
Department of Parks and Recreation's Teen Cotillion. This 16-week program for young men and women, ages 14-17,
promotes positive youth development and offers leadership and growth
opportunities to participants through a series of workshops, special events,
trainings, community service projects, trips, and more. Click hereto download the coupon you need to present to your Chevys server. Thanks
for your support.|
|Work off what you've eaten more|
|Fairland Regional Parkis a place where everyone in the family can have
fun being active. Visit the park and enjoy the gymnastics center, racquetball
court, fitness center, tennis bubble, sand volleyball court, indoor swimming
pools, outdoor play equipment, and trails. The Gardens Ice House (with 3 indoor
rinks and other amenities) is also located in the park. Call staff at
301-362-6060 for information.|
fitness & healthy eating into your life more|
|Twelve (12) sessions of Fitness Boot Camp, hosted by Thick & Fit,
begin Monday, April 19 at 7 pm at Beltsville Community Center. Those ages 17
& over may sign up for this program that emphasizes physical fitness
through exercise training. Work off pounds, tone, and strengthen during these workouts,
and learn healthy nutritional tips. The 4-week class meets Mondays &
Thursdays from 7- 7:30 pm, and Saturdays from 11-11:30 am. Fees are $159/residents
and $191/non-residents. Register for course # 238364 through SMARTlink.
For more information call staff at 301-937-6613.|
in watching amazing performances more|
|The fabulous Dallas Black Dance Theatre will perform at the Publick
Playhouse and you're invited to see this wonderful modern dance troupe. On
Wednesday, April 21 & Thursday, April 22, enjoy a lecture and demo at 10:15
am & 12 noon performances. Or, participate in or observe a master class on
Wednesday, April 21 or Thursday, April 22 from 7:30-9 pm. The troupe will give
exciting, energetic performances on Friday, April 23, at 8 pm, and also on
Saturday, April 24 at 2 pm. Get detailed information about Dallas Black Dance
Theatre's programs at the Playhouse here.|
|Spring into history more|
|Montpelier Mansion is hosting a FREE history lecture on Wednesday, April
21 at 7:30 pm. Angela Roberts-Burton, Park Ranger with the Hampton National
Historic Site, will speak about the Hampton Mansion, one of the most exquisite
examples of Georgian architecture in the country. Gov. Charles Carnan Ridgley
enslaved up to 350 people and the Ridgley family benefited from free labor, but
this was not shared with the general public until 2006. All are welcome to
attend this relaxed, enlightening presentation. For more information, call
staff at 301-377-7817.|
|Come to a family campfire at Watkins Nature Center on Friday, April 23, from
7-8:30 pm. Enjoy roasting marshmallows, listening to stories, and seeing an
animal show. Fees are only $2/resident and $3/non-resident. To register through
SMARTlink, sign up for course # 157824. For more information call 301-218-6702.|
|Demonstrate your dance moves more|
|Join us at an adult spring social dance at
elegant Oxon Hill Manor on Friday, April 23 from 8 pm until midnight. Do it all...
free style, line dance, hand dance and more. Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $15/person and must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be
sold at the door. Purchase yours today at Baden Community Center, Harmony Hall
Regional Center or Potomac Landing Community Center. For more information, call
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