Fall 2010 Masthead 2
Week of September 13, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Doggie Dive-in
Tennis classes
Festival Hispano
Between Fences
Active Aging Week
Public budget forums
Family Health & Fitness Day
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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. Bring the pooch to Doggie Dive-in! Sign up for a tennis class. Attend Festival Hispano! Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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See wet tails wag more
doggie dive inEllen Linson Aquatic Center (College Park) is hosting the 3rd Annual Doggie Dive-In on Monday, September 13 from 6:30- 9 pm. Bring Rover for some healthy, fun recreation. The fee is $4 per dog and a maximum of 2 dogs per 1 human allowed. Dogs must be friendly, social, and curbed before entering the pool. Please call staff at 301-277-3717 for additional information.
Play tennis more
tennis childrenLangley Park Community Center is offering an 8-week, introductory tennis program, taught by a USTA-certified coach, that includes instruction, practice and team spirit. Classes for youth ages 5-12 will be held on Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (course #358064). Classes for those ages 13 & up will be held on Wednesdays, 6-7 pm (course #358014). Classes begin on September 15 and will be held at Lane Manor Park Tennis Court #2L in Adelphi. Fees are $35/resident and $40/non-resident. Register through SMARTlink or call staff at 301-445-4508 for more information.
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 great exhibits more
between fences logoMontpelier Mansion is hosting Between Fences, a traveling exhibit and part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Museums on Main Street" initiative, from Sunday, September 19-Sunday, November 7. This magnificent exhibit tells the stories of fences and barriers across the U.S. Montpelier Mansion's companion exhibit, Barriers and Gateways: The Immigrant Experience, examines the invisible, yet very real, barriers faced by immigrants.  In conjunction with these exhibits, a variety of programs including lectures, arts programs and more are being held throughout September, October and November.  Please join us for programs of interest to you and be sure to see the exhibits. Read more here.
Age actively more
serniors walkingIn celebration of Active Aging Week, ladies and gentlemen ages 60 & better are invited to come out and have some fun each day from Monday, September 20 through Friday, September 24!  The fun begins on Monday, September 20 at Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights with the Silver Sneakers Walk/Pedal/Paddle Event from 9 am-12 noon. Walk, cycle (on one of our tandem or 3-wheel bicycles), or paddle (in one of our kayaks) on beautiful Lake Artemesia at this FREE program. Throughout the week enjoy FREE swimming, walking, workouts, tai chi classes, line dancing, tennis, and more. Click here to read about all the great programs offered. For more information call staff at 301-446-3400.
Shape the future of parks and recreation more
The Prince George's County Planning Board will hold two public forums to solicit comments on M-NCPPC's budget for planning, parks, and recreation in Prince George's County for the next fiscal year. These forums will begin at 7 pm on Monday, September 20, at Harmony Hall Regional Center (Fort Washington) and Monday, October 4, at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex (Landover). Individuals and representatives of community organizations who wish to speak at either forum may register online at www.pgplanning.org, or calling 301-952-4584, TTY 301-952-4366 to register. Written comments will be accepted until close of business, Friday, October 8. Comments may be mailed to: Samuel J. Parker, Jr., Chairman, Prince George's County Planning Board, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. Comments may also be faxed to Chairman Parker at 301-952-5074, or transmitted via e-mail to [email protected].
Make time for family health and fitness more
family fitness dayEveryone's invited to the Wells-Linson Complex on Saturday, September 25 from 9 am-1 pm to celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day! Run or walk, go for a bicycle ride along a trail, play games, and get information about living a healthy lifestyle. Just drop by; no registration is needed and admission is FREE. Enjoy fitness activities, health screenings, moon bounce, face painting, bicycle rentals, a farmers market, music & more. Also enjoy College Park Cares Kids Run, 5K Race and Fun Walk. Visit www.collegeparkcares.com for detailed information including run/race/walk fee and registration options. For information, call 301-446-6800.
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