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Week of May 10, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Read through the new GUIDE
Enjoy Seussical
Put on your dancing shoes
Run around outdoors
See amazing animals
The Festival of Nations is here
Senior Health & Fitness Day is approaching
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Envision Prince George's
Parks and Recreation logoGreetings!

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. Sign up for a new recreation class. Enjoy a musical show at the Publick Playhouse. Dance, run, or walk. Attend a festival. Mark your calendars for Senior Health & Fitness Day. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Learn about great recreation programs more
Summer Guide 2010 CoverThe Summer 2010 edition of Your Guide to Parks and Recreation Classes, Programs and Events is now available at M-NCPPC facilities and public libraries countywide. You can view the great lineup of exciting classes, activities and events online through SMARTlink. Explore classes and programs in areas including aquatics, computer skills, crafts & hobbies, fitness & health, lifestyle & learning, martial arts, nature, performing arts, sports, travel, visual arts and more.  Registration begins Monday, May 10 for Prince George's County residents and Monday, May 17 for all others.
Enjoy amusing, musical theater more
SeussicalThe Cheverly Young Actors Guild presents Seussical at the Publick Playhouse on Thursday & Friday, May 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm, on Saturday, May 15 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, May 16 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm. Talented young actors, singers and dancers perform this musical that features an elaborate set and costumes. The Cat in the Hat is the host, emcee, and all-around mischief maker in this romp through Seuss classics. People of all ages will enjoy the show. For ticket information, call 301-277-1710.
 Get out and dance more
dancing heelsAdults ages 21 & up are invited to attend a spring hand dance at Harmony Hall Regional Center on Friday, May 14 from 8 pm-12 midnight. Fees are $10/resident and $15/non-resident. Join us for a great time. Call 301-203-6040 for additional information. 

Run or walk for fun more
runners raceThe Riverfront Revolution 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run, and Health & Wellnessfest at National Harbor will be held on Saturday, May 15. The course has been designed to be challenging, as well as fun and entertaining. You'll go through the grounds of the National Harbor Waterfront and the wonderful environs of the surrounding area. Click here for all the details!
See amazing animals more
animalsA-MAY-zing Animal Fest will put a smile on everyone's face. Enjoy this family, fun-filled event featuring birds of prey, reptiles, farm animals, a puppet show, food vendors, arts & crafts, and more. The fun takes place on Saturday, May 15 from 12 noon-4 pm at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Admission is FREE; nominal fees will be charged for food. For additional information call 301-779-0371.

Experience interesting cultures more
festival of nations african americanFeel like a world traveler when you come to the Festival of Nations on Sunday, May 16 from 12 noon-5 pm. Five different cultures from around the world will be represented through foods, crafts, customs and traditions that form the mosaic of our U.S.A. culture. Tucker Road Athletic Complex (1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744) is the site for this family festival that features great entertainment, food vendors, displays, exhibits, crafts for sale, and an exciting children's area with games. Admission and parking are FREE; fees charged for concessions and for some activities. Read more here.

Focus on your health and fitness more
senior health fitness day ladiesSenior Health & Fitness Day is just around the corner.  Seniors ages 60 & better are cordially invited to attend this FREE event on Wednesday, May 26 from 8 am-1 pm at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. Admission, parking, activities and screenings are FREE! Participate in tai chi, line and hand dance, chair exercise, walking, aquatics activities, self-defense, educational sessions, games, health screenings and more. For additional information, call staff at 301-446-3400.
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