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Week of January 10, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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World Dance Showcase Auditions fitness room
A Man of Vision, Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An Indoor Flea Market in Hillcrest Heights
Patuxent Community Center's Class Showcase
An extraordinary trip to NYC
The Mis Quince Años program
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Sign up to audition for the World Dance Showcase. Attend a special program in tribute to Dr. King. Mark your calendars for an upcoming flea market and a class expo. Sign up for a trip to New York and the Mis Quince A�os program. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Audition for a spectacular dance performance more
World Dance Showcase performersCalling all dancers ages 16 & up! Auditions for the World Dance Showcase will be held on Sunday, January 16, at the Publick Playhouse. They are open to performers of traditional, culture-specific dance styles; dance groups from any country/culture are urged to respond. Any traditional dance composition, not exceeding 15 minutes, may be presented. Work must be auditioned in finished form with costumes and props. Six dance groups will be selected to perform in concert on March 19 and selected groups will receive an honorarium of $500. Auditions are by appointment only and the deadline to schedule an audition is January 12. There is no fee to audition. Read more here or call 301-446-3232 for information.
Attend a special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. more
Martin Luther King JrOn Monday, January 17, Seat Pleasant Activity Center is hosting a special, FREE program from 1-4 pm for people of all ages. A Man of Vision, Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature dramatic readings, music and dance. For more information call staff at 301-773-6685.
Buy or sell at a flea market more
flea marketMake someone else's treasures yours or sell items you're no longer using. Hillcrest Heights Community Center is hosting an indoor flea market on Saturday, January 22 from 10 am - 2 pm. If you'd like to be a vendor, the fees are $10/table for residents and $12/table for non-residents. Call staff at 301-505-0896 now to reserve your vendor space and table. Shoppers, mark that date and stop by to see if you can find something special to purchase.
Discover great recreation opportunities at Patuxent Community Center more
zumba4Mark your calendars for a very special event in Upper Marlboro scheduled for Saturday, January 22. Be sure to stop by Patuxent Community Center's FREE Class Showcase anytime from 12 noon - 4 pm. Learn about the fun, exciting happenings at the center and see demonstrations of some of the great recreation classes being offered. Speak with teachers about academic enrichment classes and have your blood pressure tested. With a balloon artist, a massage therapist and giveaways, there's sure to be something here for everyone!  For more information call staff at 301-780-7577.
All aboard for Broadway more
nycTravel aboard a coach bus for a special trip to New York City that's scheduled for Wednesday, February 23 from 5:30 am-10 pm. Take a private tour of the Studio Museum in Harlem, dine on some of the best home-style Southern Cuisine that Harlem has to offer at Amy Ruth's, and enjoy the award-winning Broadway musical Memphis at the Shubert Theatre. Fee includes transportation, lunch and show tickets; fees are $128/person for residents and $154/person for non-residents. Trip leaves from and returns to Bladensburg Community Center. Sign up now for SMARTlink activity # 381514 or call staff at 301-345-2808 for more information.
Make your dreams come true more
Mis Quince AneosYoung ladies ages 13-15 are invited to sign up for the Mis Quince A�os program! Participate in workshops (etiquette, dance, health & fitness, college preparation, and personal development) and a service learning project. Prepare for a magnificent spring Quincea�era celebration. Classes begin Monday, February 28 and meet at Langley Park Community Center for 8 consecutive weeks (Mondays & Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm). Sign up for SMARTlink course #410118. Learn more about this program at a FREE open house for young ladies and their families that'll be held on Tuesday, February 8, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the center. Sign up and make your dreams come true!  Program fees are $75/person for residents and $84/person for non-residents. Call 301-408-4336 for more information.
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