Summer 10 Masthead
Week of July 19, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Performances & concerts
Lanham Arts Infusion
Discount amusement park tickets
Opportunities for seniors
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Parks and Recreation live more, play more logoGreetings!

Park and Recreation Month continues! The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Prepare to be part of a dance performance of great size, see Romeo and Juliet live, and enjoy a concert in a park. Play golf, go swimming, and purchase discount tickets to an amusement park. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community.

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Show off your dance moves more
teen dancing on stageM-NCPPC will join with the Fox hit television show So You Think You Can Dance in celebrating National Dance Day by bringing a large group of participants together to perform a great, energetic hip-hop dance number. National Dance Day Xplosion will be held on Saturday, July 31 from 6-10 pm at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex and we hope that hundreds of youth will participate in the program. Visit  www.pgxtremeteens.comto see video of the routine that'll be performed. Visit a Safe Summer site from July 19-30 to learn the dance routine. Then come to the Xplosion on the 31st and be part of the biggest dance performance in Prince George's County!
Enjoy performances in the parks more
romeo and julietRomeo and Juliet will be performed this week (Wednesday-Sunday, July 21-July 25) at various locations throughout the county. These live performances are FREE! There's also music in the air this week at Oxon Hill Manor and Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Access the complete Summer 2010 Performances, Concerts & Summer Cinema schedule at (Find the entry titled Attend summer concerts more on the home page, and click on the text that reads M-NCPPC Performances, Concerts and Summer Cinema.)
Learn to swim safely more
kids in life jacketsThe 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). The second session of this program begins Friday, July 23 (Friday, July 30 at Fairland) with spots still available for the youth level 2 and pre-teen/teen classes. Sign up today at your local M-NCPPC pool or community center in Prince George's County! Learn more...
Engage in the arts more
music notesThe first Lanham Arts Infusion family celebration, featuring The Billy Taylor Jazzmobile from New York City, will be held this Saturday, July 24, from 2-8 pm at Lanham Sports Park (7700 Good Luck Road). This event, co-sponsored with the Prince George's Arts Council, brings the community, art and music lovers together. Live, world-class entertainment will be showcased. Art exhibitions, a kids pavilion, arts, crafts and food will be available. The Jazzmobile will stage music demonstrations for attendees during the day, which will then be highlighted with evening performances by the great Winard Harper Sextet, Marcus Mitchell Project, and Shawn Allen. Admission is FREE! For more information call 301-227-1402 or click here.
Ride the coasters more
amusement parkDiscount tickets to Bush Gardens™, Dorney Park, Dutch Wonderland Hershey Park, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Sesame Place, Six Flags America (MD), Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ), and Water Country USA are for sale at M-NCPPC facilities throughout the county. Enjoy the rides, the games, and the fun! Read more here and start planning a great trip or two! For more information call 301-699-2255.
Frequent the fairways more
golf clubsGo for birdies, bogeys, eagles and pars at Enterprise, Henson Creek, Paint Branch and Gunpowder Golf Courses! Sign up for golf lessons, practice at a driving range or visit the pro shop. Take a look at our First Tee program for juniors. Join the Frequent Fairways Club to receive discounts and e-mail specials and accrue points for FREE play! Read more here.
Discover why it's great to be 60 & better more
senior fitness runningThere's never been a better time to be a Prince George's County senior. Those ages 60 & better are encouraged to explore the extraordinary parks and recreation opportunities available throughout the county. Visit a senior activity center and take part in special events, recreation classes, day trips, and educational programs. Sign up for a FREE SMARTlink account (read more here) and if you're a bi-county resident, ask for your FREE community center/fitness room ID card, too. Work out and enjoy exercising in a community center fitness room, where staff will be glad to help you get started.  Enjoy aquatics, crafts, fitness & health, martial arts, nature, performing arts, sports, visual arts and more.
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