Summer 10 Masthead
Week of August 16, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Open a SMARTlink account
Kids' Care After School Programs
A fall baseball league
Concerts in the Parks
Positive Pathways for Pre-teens
Cedar Heights Community Center Open House
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Parks and Recreation live more, play more 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 recreation class. Enjoy a live, FREE musical performance or two. Mark your calendars for an upcoming open house at Cedar Heights Community Center. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Participate in park and recreation programs more
SMARTlink logoOpen a FREE SMARTlink account and do business with the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation at your convenience!  After you open your SMARTlink account, you'll be issued bar codes and pin numbers to register for classes, programs and special events online or via touch-tone phone. Opening an account for every family member is easy; just stop by any staffed M-NCPPC facility in Prince George's County with acceptable documentation showing residency and age. Registration for fall classes begins Monday, August 16 for Prince George's County residents, and Monday, August 23 for all others. Read more here about becoming a SMARTlink client.
Start planning for after-school fun more
after school careKids' Care After-School Programs are licensed, child care programs held at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George's County. These programs provide after-school, structured recreation activities in the areas of sports, arts and crafts, reading, storytelling, music, film, drama, science, nature, special events and more. Prince George's County residents enrolled in kindergarten through grade 6 who are between the ages of 5 and 12 (must be age 5 by August 31, 2010) are eligible to enroll in these programs. Programs operate in conjunction with the Prince George's County Public Schools' calendar; when county schools are closed for full days, Kids' Care is also closed. For locations, fees and registration information, read more.
Play fall baseball more
baseball clinicYouth ages 10-18 are invited to join a fall baseball league. What a great opportunity for teams to work on fundamental skills, have fun and make strides in preparation for spring baseball. The fall baseball season begins on Sunday, September 12; games will be played at various parks in the county. Teams will play for 8 weeks; please note: the registration deadline is Wednesday, September 1. For more information please contact Ricardo Rose at 301-446-6800 or Let's play ball!
Enjoy evening concerts in the parks more
RiversdaleThis week's lineup of musical performances in the parks is sure to please everyone's taste. The Let it Flow Band (R&B) will give a FREE performance at Stephen Decatur Community Center on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:15 pm. The Buck Hill Quartet will give a FREE performance on the lawn at Riversdale House Museum on Thursday, August 19 at 7 pm. M-NCPPC and Beltsville Recreation Council invite you to see Ndelible perform for FREE at Beltsville Community Center on Saturday, August 21 from 7-9 pm as part of the Jazz Under the Star series. Click here to download complete concert schedules. Note: You will need Adobe Reader to see the file.
Carve out your path to success more
positive pathwaysPositive Pathways for Pre-teens is an exciting, co-ed, 10-week program for Prince George's County youth ages 10-13. The program runs from mid-September through mid-November and is offered at three different sites - South Bowie, Vansville and Tucker Road Community Centers. Skilled instructors will lead youth in fun recreational, educational activities that support positive personal growth and promote greater self-confidence. The 10-week program fee is only $50/person. Read all about this great program here; registration begins on Monday, August 16.
Attend open houses more
zumba classCedar Heights Community Center is hosting a FREE Open House on Saturday, September 4, from 10 am-2 pm. Enjoy FREE demonstrations of programs including hand dance, Pilates, Zumba, toning and sculpting, Spanish and aerobics. Get a "sample" of some of the great fall classes being offered at the center. Discover what you like so that you can sign up for whatever interests you. For more information call staff at 301-773-8881.

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
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation