Fall Riversdale Masthead
Week of December 6, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Great classes for seniors
A printmaking exhibition
Beautiful Billingsley House Museum
Dinner and a movie
Montpelier Arts Center's Open House
A Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Prince George's Senior Idol auditions
Music, tea and sweets
Breakfast with Santa
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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. Sign up for recreation classes. Attend an art exhibition. Have dinner and see a movie.  Enjoy programs that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities..

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Participate in recreation classes for seniors more
seniors line dancingEvelyn Cole, Camp Springs, Gwendolyn Britt and Langley Park Senior Activity Centers are offering some terrific classes for seniors ages 60 & better that begin in January. Read more about the activity centers here   or browse through the course listings on the web.
Admire works by talented printmakers more
brentwood arts exchangeImpressed:  New Visions in Printmaking is an exhibition featuring work by undergraduate printmakers from the University of Maryland. This FREE exhibition runs through January 15, 2011 at Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center. Read more here or call staff at 301-277-2863.
Attend holiday programs at elegant venues more
holiday decorationsBillingsley House Museum is hosting FREE Holiday Open Houses on Fridays, December 10 & 17 from 9 am-3 pm. On Saturday, December 11, everyone's invited to enjoy a Holiday Lunch with Santa at Billingsley from 11 am-1 pm. Admission is $2/person or a canned good or unwrapped toy. Please RSVP for the holiday lunch by December 8; call 301-627-0730 for RSVPs and driving directions. NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy dinner and a movie more
film reelThis season, Montpelier Arts Center's film series, Art on Film/Film on Art, features films that explore the immigrant experience. On Saturday, December 11, Dirty Pretty Things (R) will be shown at 6 pm and a Nigerian/Caribbean dinner will be served. On Saturday, December 18, Goodbye Solo (R) will be shown and barbeque is on the menu for dinner. Read more here
or call 301-377-7800 for information.
Stop by an artists open house more
Montpelier Arts Center
On Sunday, Dec 12, Montpelier Arts Center is hosting its Eighth Annual Artists Open House from 12 noon-5 pm, and a public reception for the December exhibitions. Resident artists' studios will be open for a special holiday sale. Visit the studios, meet the artists and shop for art especially made for holiday gift giving. Work by the resident artists will be on display. From 2-4 pm there'll be a FREE public reception and awards ceremony for the artists in the Patuxent Art League Open Juried Exhibition. Click here for information or call 301-377-7800.

Celebrate more
curtained stage
You are cordially invited to attend a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at the Publick Playhouse on Sunday, December 12 at 4 pm. This high-energy crowd pleaser will have you dancing in the aisles. Live performers will highlight culture and history through music, dance, drumming and spoken word. Tickets are $10/person; $8/students & seniors. Call 301-277-1710 for information.
Prince George's Senior Idol Auditions:  Belt out a tune more
seniors singing
Do you like to sing? Calling all seniors (ages 60 & better) who'd like to audition for an opportunity to represent Prince George's County at the Maryland Senior Idol Program being held in March. Prince George's Senior Idol auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 14 from 1-4 pm at the Prince George's Ballroom in Landover. Come by and try out! For details and to schedule an audition time, please call the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3400.
Treat yourself royally more
cup of tea
Take a break! Come to the Harp for the Holidays - Holiday Tea program on Wednesday, December 15 from 11 am-1 pm. See Oxon Hill Manor decorated beautifully, and listen to the melodic sound of live harp music. Sip on your favorite tea and enjoy an assortment of delightful tea sandwiches and sweet selections. Reservation and payment ($15/person) required by December 10. Call staff at 301-839-7782 for reservations.

Eat a special breakfast more
santa lunch
On Friday, December 17, the Prince George's Ballroom is having a Breakfast with Santa from 8-11 am. Join Jolly Old St. Nick for French toast, pancakes, bacon, fruit, juice and more. Stay and play fun, family games. Bring a camera! The fee is $3/person. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and reservations must be received by December 13. Call 301-341-7439 for reservations.

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