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Week of January 18, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Black Abstraction
Annual Winter Hand Dance
Snap Shots: A Picture of History!
Snow Tubing at Ski Liberty
Ice Skating
Bridal Show at Newton White Mansion
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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. Attend a new art exhibition. Enjoy a hand dance activity for adults. Ice skate, take a trip and enjoy snow tubing, or attend a bridal show. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Experience great exhibits more
black absractionsA new, fine art exhibit, Black Abstraction, is on display at Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center (Fort Washington) through March 12. The works of 12 contemporary abstract artists illustrate various mediums and methods. In this exhibition, curated by Jarvis DuBois, Black Artists of DC takes on the concept of abstract art in the 21st century. Please stop by during gallery hours
to enjoy this great, FREE exhibit. Join us for a FREE event on Saturday January 22, 3:30-5 pm, a Walk and Talk with the Artists, followed by a reception from 5-7 pm with musical guest Bertell Knox and Generations. Read more here.
Show off your dance moves more
dancing feetHarmony Hall Regional Center (Fort Washington) is hosting its Annual Winter Hand Dance
for adults (ages 21 & up) on Friday, January 21, from 8 pm-midnight. Grab your partner and stop by for plenty of fun. The fee is $15/resident; $20/non-resident. Call staff at 301-203-6040 for more information.
Follow clues through history more
photography cameraYouth ages 10-17 are invited to participate in a very special Xtreme Teens program - Snap Shots: A Picture of History! This interactive romp through history invites you to use your wits and your camera to decipher the clues that take you on a journey across Prince George's County. All you need to participate is an e-mail address and a camera. The first clue will be given out on January 22. The first person to complete the journey by answering all clues will win a $100 Xtreme Teens Prize Pack! To register, send an e-mail to [email protected] with "Register" as the subject, and include your name, age, grade, and current school in the body. More details will be given upon registration. Read more here or call 301-249-7200 for additional information.
Enjoy snow tubing more
snow tubingJoin us on a trip to Ski Liberty for a fun, family snow tubing adventure. Attendees will be picked up at Harmony Hall Regional Center (Fort Washington) at 9 am on Monday, January 24 and will return to the center at 6 pm. The fee ($25/resident; $30/non-resident) includes snow tube rental, lunch and transportation; people of all ages will enjoy this trip. Register through SMARTlink for course # 365364 or call 301-203-6000 for more information.
Visit your local ice skating rink more
ice-skatingJanuary is National Skating month! There's always something fun going on at Tucker Road Ice Rink (Fort Washington) and Herbert Wells Ice Rink (College Park).  Find out about public skating sessions, ice hockey, broomball, DJ S8 Nights, Super Saver sessions, bumper cars on ice and skating lessons offered. On Saturdays throughout January, Tucker Road Ice Rink is offering a public skating special - from 8-10 pm, bring a friend and they can skate for free with your paid admission! Click here for more information about Tucker Road Ice Rink's programs, and click here for more information about Herbert Wells Ice Rink's programs.
Plan a perfect wedding more
wedding cakesCome meet people who can help make your wedding very special. Caterers, planners and florists will be in attendance at Newton White Mansion's Annual Bridal Show on Sunday, January 30 from 1-4 pm. Stop by this elegant mansion in Mitchellville and speak with knowledgeable, skilled professionals. People of all ages are welcome to attend the bridal show. Admission is $5/person. For more information call 301-249-2004.
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