Week of June 28, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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. Go to
a baseball game. Volunteer and help with the Parks & Recreation: 2010 and
Beyond initiative. Sign your children up for a summer playground, summer day
camp or Xtreme Teen Center program. Make late nights, great nights at a Safe
Summer site. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun
recreation programs and activities.
The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
|Take 'em out to the ballgame more|
|Nothing says summer quite like a fun, family outing to the ballpark.
Prince George's Stadium in Bowie is home to the Bowie Baysox, the Baltimore
Orioles' Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League. The Baysox have a 7-game
home stand from Monday, June 28 through Sunday, July 4. Enjoy great baseball,
Louie (the lovable mascot), special promotions and tasty ballpark food. For
game schedules, ticket prices and all the details, visit www.baysox.com.|
|Volunteer for interesting
|We'd love your
continued help with the Parks & Recreation: 2010 and Beyond - the community
needs assessment project that helps identify needs for recreation programs,
parks, trails, and open space in Prince George's County. As part of this
initiative, volunteers, ages 18 & up, are being recruited to work as "counters"
for the Space Use Project. This will help staff better understand how space and
rooms at M-NCPPC community centers, senior activity centers, nature centers and
historic sites throughout the county are being used. At 10 am, 2 pm and 8 pm each
day from July 11 to July 24, "counters" will count and document the number of
patrons using rooms in an assigned facility. Volunteers who successfully
complete the entire assignment on time will receive a gift card incentive. We
greatly appreciate your willingness to volunteer. For information call
301-864-6957.To sign up to volunteer, click here.|
nights great nights more|
|The Safe Summer program has something for everyone (ages
12-24)! Young ladies, for instance, are invited to participate in enriching
social activities including Hillcrest Heights Community Center's "Girl Power"
program and/or Glassmanor Community Center's "Social Butterflies" program.
Here, they'll have opportunities to participate in workshops geared towards
topics they deal with at school, at home and with peers, as well as to enjoy
fun, recreational activities. To learn more about these programs or other Safe
Summer late-night activities, visit www.pgsafesummer.com. Twenty-four (24)
Safe Summer sites throughout Prince George's County are open from 10 pm to
midnight this summer; find a facility near you!|
immigrant experiences more|
|This fall, Montpelier Mansion will host Between Fences, a traveling exhibit that's part of the Smithsonian
Institution's "Museums on Main Street" initiative. As a host site for this extraordinary
exhibit, staff is creating a companion exhibit based on fences, boundaries and
barriers. Working with the Laurel Museum, Montpelier Mansion has chosen to
examine the invisible, yet real, barriers faced by immigrants and forced
migrants. This companion exhibit "Barriers and Gateways: The Immigrant
Experience in Laurel, Maryland" will explore the challenges and successes
of local families, neighbors and communities. We encourage you to get involved
in this wonderful project. If you have stories to share about your family's
immigrant experience in the greater Laurel area, past or present, please
contact us in one of the following ways: Click hereto fill out a form; contact Holly Burnham at 301-377-7817; OR email Montpelier
Mansion at [email protected], and put Between Fences in the subject
more, lots more|
|Summer playgrounds, summer day camps, and summer Xtreme Teen Centers
offer lots of great activities for youth. Read more here so you can register your children for programs that'll make summer 2010 loads
Learn to swim safely more
| The Department of Parks & Recreation has joined
forces with the USA Swimming Foundation's "Make a Splash" initiative
to offer FREE water safety & swim lessons to youth ages 6-17 in Prince
George's County this summer. There are four "Make a Splash"
sites including Allentown Fitness & Splash Park (Fort Washington), Fairland
Aquatic Center (Laurel), Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex
(Landover), and Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool (Chillum). Classes will be
offered in two 4-week sessions on Friday evenings beginning June 18 and July
23. Spaces are still available for both sessions! Visit your local M-NCPPC
community center or swimming pool to sign up today! Learn more here. |
Next month, savor Shakespeare more |
| That which we call a rose... Parting
is such sweet sorrow... You kiss by th' book...|
Come hear some of Shakespeare's
most beloved words spoken with a freshness and honesty unmatched in any other
theatre. In this truly "edge-of-your-seat" performance, you'll experience
the joy and heartbreak of Romeo and Juliet with all the immediacy of
the first - because it is the first time! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE
performance in park of your choice - performances will be held Wednesday, July
21, Thursday, July 22, Friday, July 23, Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25
at different sites! Call 301-446-3232 or click here to download the brochure.
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