Spring 10 Masthead
Week of April 19, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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M-NCPPC Day at Chevys in Greenbelt
There's a lot to do at Fairland Regional Park
Sign up for Fitness Boot Camp
Dallas Black Dance Theatre performances
Learn a little history
Sit around a campfire
Let's dance
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The 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.

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 Eat for a great cause more
chevysToday, 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 exteriorFairland 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.
 Incorporate fitness & healthy eating into your life more
healthy foodsTwelve (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.
Delight in watching amazing performances more
Dallas Black Dance TheatreThe 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
microphoneMontpelier 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.
Enjoy nature more
campfire marshmallowsCome 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
latin danceJoin 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 301-203-6000.
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