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Week of November 22, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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The Annual Winter Festival of Lights opens
Enjoy your park and recreation facilities
Time for the Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show
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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. The 24th Annual Winter Festival of Lights in Prince George's County opens on Friday, November 26. Be sure to bring your family and holiday guests to Watkins Regional Park for this magnificent light show! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community.

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microphoneThe Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
is hosting a meeting at Langley Park Community Center on Monday, November 22 from 6-8 pm. Everyone is invited to attend and help Council members gather comments on policies and procedures to implement federal health reform and improve health care in Maryland. Or, send written comments via http://www.healthreform.maryland.gov
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Festival of Lights candy canesThe 24th Annual Winter Festival of Lights in Prince George's County will light up your holidays! This year's festival opens Friday, November 26, and runs from 5-9:30 pm nightly through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Put a twinkle in the eyes of everyone in the car when you ride through this spectacular event at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, with more than one million twinkling lights. Please bring canned goods for donation to local food banks. Admission fees are only $5/car or van, $15/mini-bus or limo, $25/bus, and $10 for a multi-visit, transferable pass for cars and vans that's good for 3 visits. For more information click here or call 301-699-2456.
Work off that Thanksgiving meal more
fitnessAte too much?  Shopped too much? Entertained too much?  Be sure to make time for some fun exercise after the holiday.  Walk or ride a bike on the trails, play a round of golf or a game of tennis, or toss around a Frisbee. Ice skate, swim indoors, or play outdoors at a playground. Use the weights and exercise equipment in a fitness room or play catch in a local park. Visit www.pgparks.com and explore M-NCPPC's varied facilities and programs available to you for great recreational experiences! 
Be wowed by amazing gingerbread houses more
gingerbreadDarnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro is hosting the 11th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show Friday-Sunday, November 26-28, Thursday-Sunday, December 2-5, and Thursday-Sunday, December 9-12, from 12 noon-5 pm. This show will delight children and adults of all ages-you can even vote for your favorite entries. No reservations are necessary and the fee is only $1/person. For more information call 301-952-8010
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