Fall 2010 Masthead 2
Week of September 6, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Kids' Care
Community Yard Sale
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Festival Hispano
Between Fences
Hand Dance Social
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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. Enroll your child in a Kids' Care program. Enjoy a show at the Publick Playhouse. Dance, exercise and make plans to attend a festival and an exhibit. Make September a spectacular month! Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Have fun after school more
nature campLooking for a structured after-school program for your child?  Hillcrest Height Community Center's Kids' Care Program features activities in the areas of sports, arts and crafts, reading, storytelling, music, science, nature, special events and more. A shuttle picks up students from Hillcrest Heights and Panorama Elementary Schools. Prince George's County residents who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade 6 and are between the ages of 5 and 12 (must be age 5 by August 31, 2010) are eligible to enroll. This program operates 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 more information please call 301-505-0896.
Zumba more
zumba indoorsIt's true; fitness can be fun! Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that creates a dynamic, exciting workout. Zumba classes for adults ages 18 & up begin at Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center on Monday, September 13. Fees for the 12-class session that meets on Mondays and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 pm are $72/resident and $86/non-resident. Register for SMARTlink course # 306814. If you'd like to drop in for some sessions, but not attend all sessions, the drop-in fee is $6/class. For information call 301-390-8390. Zumba classes for those ages 16 & up are also being offered at Langley Park Community Center. Join this 16-session (8 weeks) class that begins on September 13. The class (#277665) meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-8 pm. Fees are $72/resident and $80/non-resident. Register through SMARTlink or call staff at 301-445-4508 for more information.
Buy more, sell more
open houseClean out your closets, basements and attics and you just may make some money. Oxon Hill Manor is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 18. If you're interested in selling your wares, you may purchase a space for $10 (single or multiple). Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs, and food may not be sold. Setup begins at 7 am for vendors. Shoppers may stop by anytime between 8 am and 1 pm. Reserve your space now; please call staff at 301-839-7782 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Enjoy great theater more
curtained stageHome Is Where the Heart Is, an original story, focuses on the Anderson Family and the strength that comes from the love they share for each other and their home. After years of moving away from each other to pursue their careers and their own lives, three siblings reunite when they return home together. This play is a joint presentation by the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex and the Publick Playhouse. Two performances will be held on Saturday, September 18 at the Publick Playhouse - a 2 pm show and an 8 pm show. For ticket information, call 301-583-2400 or 301-277-1710.
Attend fantastic festivals more
hispanic festivalThe 29th Festival Hispano will be held at Lane Manor Park in Adelphi on Sunday, September 19 from 12 noon-6 pm. Bring the family and celebrate the rich heritage of the Hispanic communities. Carnival games, a pet farm, pony rides, arts & crafts, music, entertainment, displays and exhibits will be featured. Admission is FREE; nominal fees for food and some activities. Click here for more information or call staff at 301-445-4500 or 301-445-4509.
Experience excellent exhibits and programs more
between fences logoAs part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Museums on Main Street" initiative, Montpelier Mansion will be home to Between Fences, a traveling exhibit that tells the stories of fences and barriers across the United States. Barriers and Gateways: The Immigrant Experience is a companion exhibit that will also be on display. These exhibits will be at Montpelier Mansion from September 20-November 7. FREE events will be held throughout the exhibition, hosted by Montpelier and its many community partners for Between Fences.  See a play, enjoy children's programs, enjoy a "dinner and a movie" night, join a book club, attend lectures and more, all related to the theme of of our immigrant heritage. For a complete schedule of events related to Between Fences and Barriers & Gateways click here.
Dance more
dancing young adultsSpend an evening dancing, socializing, and having plenty of fun! Hillcrest Heights Community Center is hosting a Hand Dance Social on Saturday, September 25 from 8 pm-12 midnight. This event is for adults ages 18 & up. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $8/person for residents, $10/person for non-residents, $12 per couple (who are residents), and $14 per couple (who are non-residents). Tickets can only be purchased at the door the night of the event.  For more information, please call 301-505-0896.
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