Winter 09 Masthead
Week of December 20, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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A Festival of Lights hayride
A smorgasbord of arts classes
Give a commemorative gift
Lifeguard instructor training
Zumba classes
A snow tubing trip
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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. Take a hayride through the Winter Festival of Lights. Sign up for a great winter recreation class or two or three or four! Happy holidays to everyone! Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Enjoy a holiday hayride more
festival of lights hayridesThere's still time to enjoy a hayride through the Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park. Everyone's invited to enjoy a hayride on Sunday, December 26 and/or Saturday, January 1 at 7 pm. Warm up by a campfire at Watkins Nature Center and enjoy holiday refreshments, too. The fee is $5/person and reservations are required. Call staff at 301-218-6770 to make your reservation.
Release your inner artist more
pottery bisqueBrentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, Montpelier Arts Center, Clearwater Nature Center and many M-NCPPC community centers throughout the county are offering interesting winter arts classes. Jewelry making, stained glass, drawing, painting, animation, rug hooking, sculpture, ceramics and photography are just some of the arts classes for which you can register. Browse through all the great classes and programs offered using the SMARTlink system.
'Tis the season to give more
memorial bench with flowersLooking for a memorable, long-lasting holiday gift to give? Donate a tree, bench or garden and help support parks and community recreation facilities in Prince George's County. Through the M-NCPPC Commemorative Gifts program, a gift in honor or memory of a special person can leave a lasting legacy to the community. Order a commemorative tree, support a grove, or have a bench installed at a facility. For information about commemorative gifts, call 301-446-3314 or click here.
Excel as a lifeguard more
swim aquatics employeesAre you a certified lifeguard? Are you interested in being able to certify future lifeguards and teach CPR/AED training? If the answer is yes, M-NCPPC's Lifeguard Instructor Training Class is for you! Take a 10-week course taught by American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructors (SMARTlink # 349164), beginning Tuesday January 4, at Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool. Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 17 years of age and possess a current (or within the last year) certification in basic-level Lifeguarding & First Aid and CPR/AED. For information call 301-446-6800.
Zumba more
zumba classSign up for a class in Zumba, a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes, that creates a dynamic and exciting workout. Classes are offered at many M-NCPPC venues including
Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center, where the 6-week class for those ages 18 & up meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm, beginning Monday, January 10 (SMARTlink #331764). Fees are $72/residents; $84/non-residents; or $6/class on a drop-in basis. For information call 301-390-8390.
Have great winter family fun more
skiingTake the family to Ski Liberty for a fun, snow tubing adventure on Monday, January 24 from 9 am-6 pm. Enjoy zooming down the perfectly carved lanes and relax on the moving carpet as it takes you and your tube back to the top. (Fee - $25/resident; $30/non-resident) includes transportation, snow tubing rental and lunch). Trips depend on sufficient registration No refunds unless trip is cancelled or unless spot is resold. Trip leaves from and returns to the Southern Area Office. Register for SMARTlink course #365364 or call 301-203-6000 for information.
There's always something good going on in Prince George's County. Browse 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