Fall 2010 Masthead 2
Week of November 1, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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IN THIS ISSUE
Café Groove
The Jug Bay 10K/5K Run for Wildlife and 3K Fun Walk
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra
Exhibits at Montpelier Arts Center
30/Thirty Workout Program
Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair
Adult Flag Football League
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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. Attend a great Café Groove program and run/walk for wildlife. See the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra in concert, and try a new fitness class. Sign up for an adult flag football league, and mark your calendars for a unique craft fair. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Enjoy great dancing and drumming more
Cafe Groove logoThe next Café Groove program, for youth ages 12-18, is scheduled to be held on Friday, November 5 at Bladensburg Community Center. The evening coffee house for teens features West African dance and drumming with Farafina Kan, an open mic, and an art contest. Admission is only $3/person. Doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm. For more information call 301-446-3232.
Run/walk for a cause more
jug bayJoin us for the Fifteenth Annual Jug Bay 10K/5K Run for Wildlife and 3K Fun Walk on Saturday, November 6 at Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro. By participating in this benefit race, you'll directly contribute to conservation projects and research aimed at preserving the Patuxent River's natural wildlife. Races begin at 9 am and the walk begins at 9:15 am. Race day registration is $22/10K runners, $20/5K runners and $14/3K walkers and begins at 7:30 am. For more information call 301-627-7755.
See amazing performances more
blues alley orchestraThe Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is giving a live performance at Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center on Saturday, November 6 at 8 pm. Now in its 25th season, the Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14-17 years old. The group's mission is to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.  Tickets for the concert are $10/person and people of all ages will enjoy the show.  For tickets and/or information call 301-203-6070.
Appreciate art more
mindsetsOn Sunday, November 7, (from 2-4 pm) Montpelier Arts Center is hosting a FREE public reception for the center's November exhibitions. If you can't make it to the reception, you can still enjoy the exhibits. Mind Sets (Andrew Carnie, Terry Gips, and Meg Walker), which includes digital prints, projections and sculptures that use recent scientific information to look at big questions, will be on view in the Main Gallery from November 5-December 4. The Extras, features photographs (by George Smyth) of contemporary subjects, printed using the historic Bromoil process. They will be in the Library Gallery from November 3-January 2. New prints and paintings by Montpelier resident printmaker and instructor David Brosch will be on display in the Resident Artist Gallery from November 3-November 28. Please stop by during center hours: 10 am-5 pm, seven days a week. For more information call 301-377-7800.
Try new fitness programs more
fitness classCollege Park Community Center is offering a new fitness class - the 30/Thirty Workout Program - for those ages 16 & up. During each session you'll participate in 30 minutes of high-energy cardio (aerobics with great dance music) and 30 minutes of muscle building/toning using Cybex VR3 fitness machines. Lose weight, replace fat with muscle, and feel great. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, November 9 (12 sessions), from 7:30-8:30 pm and fees are $40/resident and $48/non-resident. You may also come by the class on a drop-in basis for $6/class. Register through SMARTlink for course # 384614 or call staff at 301-441-2647 for more information.
Attend unique craft fairs more
recycleMark your calendars for the Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair that will be held on Saturday, November 13 from 10 am-4 pm at Watkins Nature Center (Upper Marlboro). Explore works by local crafters and artists who create treasures made entirely or mostly from recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably harvested materials. Shop for unique jewelry, sculptures, baskets, candles, wood carvings, clothing and gifts. Participate in green, hands-on activities and crafts. Bring your unwanted clothing, coats and winter wear, your used vegetable-based cooking oils, and your unwanted office supplies, sewing materials and artists mediums for donation. Admission is FREE. For more information call 301-218-6702.
Score some touchdowns more
flag footballPut some real fun into your November. Those ages 25 & up are invited to join a Flag Football League for adults! Games will be played on county fields on Sundays, from 9 am-12 noon, beginning November 14. Fees are $30/resident and $36/non-resident for the 8-week league. Register now through SMARTlink for course # 247614 (the program based out of Huntington South Neighborhood Park - Bowie) or for course # 258966 (the program based out of Oakcrest Community Center - Capitol Heights). For information call 301-464-3725 for the Huntington South program or 301-736-5355 for the Oakcrest program.
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 help4smartlink@pgparks.com.
 
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation