Summer 10 Masthead
Week of June 21, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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The Blue Stars Museum Program
Amazing art
Aerobic kickboxing
Music in the parks
Community flea market
Great summer opportunities
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Envision Prince George's
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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. Enjoy an art exhibition, take an aerobics kickboxing class, attend an outdoor concert, and shop at a flea market. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Give thanks to service personnel more
blue star museumThe National Endowment for the Arts has created the Blue Star Museums Program to honor our active duty servicemen and women and their families by providing FREE museum admission to participating sites. M-NCPPC is proud to support this exciting initiative which will run through September 6, 2010. Eight M-NCPPC facilities in Prince George's County will waive their normal admission fees for America's military families upon presentation of a military id. These historic sites include College Park Aviation Museum, Dorsey Chapel (Glenn Dale), Darnall's Chance House Museum (Upper Marlboro), Marietta House Museum (Glenn Dale), Montpelier Mansion (Laurel), Riversdale House Museum (Riverdale Park), Seabrook Schoolhouse, and the Surratt House Museum (Clinton). For information on these sites, including operating hours, and locations, please visit, highlight Things To Do, and then History.

Appreciate art more
Vanderstelt Jet StreamMontpelier Arts Center (Laurel) has several interesting exhibitions that you are sure to enjoy. See Katherine Kavanaugh's Linked, a sculpture installation on display through August 16. Renee van der Stelt's exhibition, Drawing Movement on Land, has captured movement on the land in works on paper that include drawings and sculptures of shifting wind, clouds and light. This exhibition runs through August 20. Resident sculptor Clarence Page's New Works exhibition, on display through June 28, features copper sculptures and relief. Gallery hours are 10 am-5 pm seven days a week. People of all ages are invited to these FREE exhibitions. For more information call 301-377-7800 or 410-792-0664.
Get a great workout more
child in lifejacket in poolAerobic kickboxing classes combine aerobics and kickboxing to provide an all-around great workout. Co-ed courses for those ages 13 & up, 16 & up, and 18 & up are being offered at M-NCPPC facilities throughout the county this summer. Sign up for an upcoming course that's convenient for you and you'll have fun exercising. Use the SMARTlink system and browse for Fitness & Health course with the title "Aerobics: Kickboxing" to register for the course of your choice. For more information call staff at 301-699-2255.
Enjoy outdoor performances more
summer concerts 2There are several terrific outdoor concerts being held this week at park and recreation facilities throughout the county. On Wednesday, June 23, enjoy John Jensen's Tribute to Tommy Dorsey at Oxon Hill Manor at 7 pm or a FREE concert by Phase II at Stephen Decatur Community Center at 7:15 pm. On Thursday, June 24 The Voodudes will perform in the FREE Concerts in the Park series at Watkins Regional Park at 7 pm. The Annual Montpelier Summer Concert Series on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion features Oracle Band in a FREE performance on Friday, June 25 at 7:30 pm. On Sunday, June 27, Dr. S.O. Feelgood Sweet Soul Music Man will perform at Bladensburg Waterfront Park as part of the FREE Arts at the Waterfront series. Click here for more information.
Find great bargains more
flea marketOxon Hill Manor is hosting a community flea market and yard sale on Saturday, June 26, from 8 am - 1 pm. Admission is FREE.  Stop by this beautiful venue to see if you can find some crafts, sports memorabilia, odds and ends, household items and more at great prices. People of all ages are welcome to attend. Come early for the best selection. For more information call staff at 301-839-7782.
It's summer 2010 - live more, play more
safe summer logoThe Safe Summer program, for young people ages 12-24, starts this week. From June 25 to August 21, keep the fun going late into the night at one of 24 facilities open from 10 pm to midnight for exciting activities including basketball, laser tag, pool parties, movie nights and more. Visit for more information. M-NCPPC facilities throughout the county are also offering summer camps that feature great, fun activities. Summer playgrounds, for county residents ages 6-12, will operate at locations throughout the county Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. Summer Xtreme Teen Centers, for county youth ages 13-17, will operate Mondays through Fridays; hours vary by site.  Read more about summer day camps, playgrounds and Xtreme Teen Centers here and register for those that interest you.

There's always something good going on in Prince George's County. Browse 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