Fall 2010 Masthead 2
Week of November 8, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Winter 2010-11 Guide
Sounds of Doussou Koulibaly
High School/College Fair
Green Craft Fair
Holiday Craft Fair
Vendor Showcase
Ice Hockey Lessons
Contemporary Art Exhibit
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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. Register for classes this winter. Get an early start on holiday shopping. Let vendors help you plan your special event. Plan for your future now. Give it a shot on the ice rink. Groove to the smooth sounds of jazz. Appreciate local contemporary art. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Register for classes more
Winter Guide 2010The Winter 2010-11 Guide is here! The Prince George's County Your Guide to Park and Recreation Classes and Activities contains articles on exciting new recreation opportunities, lists of classes available in the coming months, a Main Events calendar, historic sites, performances, nature center activities, and more! Go to www.pgparks.com and download the Winter Guide or sign up to receive publications in the mail. Registration begins Monday, November 15.
Groove to the rhythm more
doussou kouibalyOn Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13 at 8 pm, Doussou Koulibaly, the former lead singer of Canada's SoulJazz Orchestra, will perform at the Prince George's Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, MD. Think "Fela!" with a Reggae mix--this African born singer fuses her cultural roots with rap, soul and blues, as she breaks ancient traditions by playing instruments formerly reserved for men. Backed by her six-piece band, she delivers a spiritual, smooth jazz, and inspirational performance on her international tour. Tickets are $18/person; $12/students & seniors 60 & better. Special Offer:  Buy two tickets for the price of one, while tickets last! We're also hosting a Platinum Live Event for seniors 60 & better on Friday, November 12 at 11 am. Tickets for the Live Event are only $5/person. For more information, call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.
Prepare for the future more
collegeM-NCPPC and the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter present the High School/ College Fair & Seminar on Saturday, November 13, from 10 am-1 pm at Stephen Decatur Community Center in Clinton, MD. Don't miss this opportunity to begin planning your academic future. Receive information about the importance of high school and college, and watch a step show. This FREE program is for Prince George's County residents ages 10 & up. For more information, call 301-297-4648; TTY 301-203-6030.
Go green more
watkins nature center recycle logoJoin us for "Trash to Treasure," our second annual green craft fair at Watkins Nature Center on Saturday, November 13, from 10 am-4 pm. This indoor craft fair will feature local artists, non-profit environmental groups, crafts for kids and more!  Vendors will be on site selling items made from reused, recycled, responsibly harvested/natural/sustainable or environmentally friendly products. All ages welcome. FREE Admission. For more information, call 301-218-6702; TTY 301-699-2544. .
Shop for the holidays more
craft fair itemsStart your holiday shopping early with the 35th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Deerfield Run Community Center in Laurel, MD, on Sunday, November 14, from 11 am-4 pm. Artists and crafts people will be selling a variety of gifts, decorations, holiday creations and baked goods. Register for holiday workshops and great door prizes! This event, sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council and M-NCPPC, is targeted to ages 8 & up. Admission and parking is FREE. For more information, call 301-776-2805, 301-953-7882; TTY 301-445-4512.
Plan events more
wedding cakesPlanning your special event should be fun! Take the stress out of finding that perfect vendor by attending Oxon Hill Manor's Vendor Showcase on Sunday, November 14, from 1-4 pm. Meet and talk to some of the area's finest event vendors, as well as gather invaluable tips on budgeting and planning your special event. Taste scrumptious samples from a variety of caterers, watch a bridal fashion show, and enjoy yourself. Adults ages 18 & up are welcome to participate. Admission is $5/person. For more information, call 301-839-7782; TTY 301-446-6802.
Hit the ice more
icehockeyWells Ice Rink, at 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD, is offering a class for kids interested in playing ice hockey, and in need of the equipment and skating skills to get started. "Give it a Shot", is a program designed for kids ages 4-12 who have a desire to play ice hockey; no skating experience necessary. Students will be taught basic hockey skating techniques and rules, and gain the confidence to play the game. Classes are $80/resident; $96 non-resident. Class meets Saturdays, November 13 - December 18, from 5-6 pm. Fees include the hockey equipment, including rental skates, helmet w/ face mask, pants, hockey stick, hockey gloves, and jersey. For more information, call 301-277-3717; TYY 301-446-6802.
Appreciate art more
All Mixed Up exhibition postcard
The Brentwood Arts Exchange is hosting a juried exhibition called "All Mixed Up", featuring a selection of the best mixed media work by artists living, working and studying in Prince George's County. This FREE contemporary art exhibit has been described as "dynamic, layered, textured and a little weird," all of what makes contemporary art so exciting. The exhibit is being featured at the Brentwood Arts Exchange Mondays - Saturdays, from November 1-November 27. Gallery hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 am-8 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm; and Sundays, closed. For more information, call 301-277-2863; TTY 301-466-6802.

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