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Week of January 3, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Visit a community center fitneess room
Time for Cafe Groove
Enjoy Swimming
Volleyball for youth
Mad Science in College Park
Pajama Night at Wells Ice Rink
Xtreme Pre-Teens Fashion Boot Camp info.
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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. Caf� Groove is heading to North Brentwood. January is a great month for swimming. College Park Aviation Museum is having a very special program this week.  Have you ever ice skated in pajamas? Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy 2011!

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Seniors, focus on fitness in 2011 more
senior fitness day 2011Bi-county residents ages 60 & better can sign up for a FREE SMARTlink account and a FREE community center/fitness room ID card. Work out and enjoy exercising in fitness rooms located in M-NCPPC community centers throughout Prince George's County. Read more here.
Attend Caf� Groove programs more
cafe grooveNorth Brentwood Community Center is hosting a great Caf� Groove program on Friday, January 7. Youth ages 12-18 are invited to attend the "Poetry and Open-Mic Showcase" program where YOU are the star! Enjoy poetry, dance, comedy, an open mic, and visual arts contests with cash prizes. The admission fee ($3/person) includes refreshments. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begin at 7:30 pm. For more information call 301-446-3244.
Swim more
indoor swimMake a splash, swim some laps, or learn about water safety. M-NCPPC offers both summertime and year-round swimming opportunities throughout Prince George's County. Find out about swimming lessons for children and adults, water aerobics, aqua arthritis, lifeguarding and aquatic safety classes, and more. Read about aquatics opportunities here or browse through SMARTlink listings for aquatics programs. Stop by a pool and you'll see why M-NCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation was selected as the winner of the "Best Overall Commitment to Aquatics" award by Aquatics International Magazine!
Cover, pass, hit, block and set more
volleyballAn 8-session volleyball class for youth ages 8-14 begins Saturday, January 8 at Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center. Enjoy this popular, international sport and learn the rules and basic skills needed to play the game. Practice covering, passing, hitting, blocking and setting. Classes meet on Saturdays from 10:15-11:15 am; fees are $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Sign up on line for course #331767 using SMARTlink. Call 301-390-8390 for more information.
Enjoy science more
CPAM mad scienceBefore Wilbur and Orville Wright built or flew an airplane, they learned about the science that makes flying possible. Join Mad Science of Washington DC for an exciting, interactive program about science at College Park Aviation Museum on Saturday, January 8. Show times are 11 am and 1 pm and the $5 admission fee covers both the show and museum admission. Tickets are available for purchase the day of the show. For information call 301-864-6029.
Ice skate in pajamas more
boy in pajamasPut on your pajamas and come out to Wells Ice Rink (College Park) for a special "Pajama Night" program on Saturday, January 8 from 8-10 pm! Enjoy ice skating - in your pajamas - to music mixed by DJ Clint, as well as popcorn, hot chocolate, disco lights, an outdoor fireplace and a bonfire! The special $4 admission fee for those in pajamas even includes skate rental! For more information about this fun event for people of all ages, call staff at 301-277-3717.
Learn about Xtreme Pre-Teens Fashion Boot Camp more
fashion boot campMoms, dads and guardians - if your 10-13 year-old son or daughter is interested in modeling, dance and theater production, Xtreme Pre-Teens Fashion Boot Camp 101 is for them!

Parents are invited to attend the free 2011 Fashion Boot Camp Interest Meeting on Sunday, January 9 at Lake Arbor Community Center (Mitchellville) at 3 pm. Learn about this 10-week, co-ed program that incorporates teamwork, discipline, leadership, modeling and runway techniques. Read more about the Fashion Boot Camp program here or call 301-446-3400.
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