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Week of February 7, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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IN THIS ISSUE
Jewelry: silver soldering
Our Mothers, Our Sisters, Our Stars
A Valentine's Cabaret
Ice skating and ice hockey
Expressions of a People
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Spring day camps
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Learn to make beautiful jewelry. Attend an exhibit and reception. Ice skate and watch an ice hockey game. Attend a great, family festival and enjoy a spectacular dance performance. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.


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Make beautiful jewelry more
sterling silver jewelryLearn the art of silver soldering at College Park Community Center. Artist Lucy Dirksen will teach you to design sterling silver jewelry that you create yourself from old scraps. Cut, punch, melt, hammer and solder to form beautiful new jewelry. Tools and materials will be available from the instructor. This class, for those ages 16 & up, meets on Thursdays for 8 weeks beginning immediately. Fees are $120/residents and $144/non-residents. Register for course #516264 through SMARTlink. Call staff at 301-441-2647 for more information.
Enjoy Black History Month exhibits and receptions more
black history coverThe Prince George's Ballroom is hosting a special, FREE Black History Month Exhibit, Our Mothers, Our Sisters, Our Stars from February 11 through February 28 between 10 am and 4 pm. A FREE reception, for this exhibit will be held on Friday, February 11, from 11 am-2 pm. This exhibit honors the legacy of notable African American women, their lives, struggles and accomplishments. Music, memorabilia and photographs will be featured. Refreshments served during opening reception. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 301-341-7439.
Come to a Valentine cabaret more 
heartsTeens (ages 13-17) are invited to the FREE "Take a Chance at Love" Valentine's Cabaret at the Prince George's Ballroom (Landover). The fun is scheduled for Friday, February 11 from 7-10 pm and it's FREE with your M-NCPPC ID! Sign up at a community center near you, and be sure to dress to impress.  For more information call 301-408-4329.
Have fun at your local ice skating rink more
ice skating little childrenTucker Road Ice Rink (Fort Washington) is hosting a "Bring a Friend for FREE" public ice skating session on Saturday, February 12, from 8-10 pm in celebration of Valentine's Day. Be sure to stop by with a friend! For more information call 301-265-1525. Herbert Wells Ice Rink (College Park) is celebrating National Hockey Month and you're invited to several great events. Cheer on the University of Maryland men's ice hockey team as they take on Georgetown in a college hockey matchup on Saturday, February 12 at 7 pm. It's Hockey Jersey Day at Wells Ice Rink on Saturday, February 19 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Wear your favorite hockey team's jersey to that public skate session and pay only $4 for admission and skate rental.  For more information call 301-277-3717.
Attend family festivals more
culture kingdom kidsSave the date!  Expressions of a People, a popular, FREE annual festival for the entire family, will be held on Sunday, February 13 from 1-6 pm at Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center. This Black History Month program celebrates the arts and features workshops and performances for people of all ages. Read more here or call 301-203-6070 for more information.
See great dance performances more
lula washington danceLula Washington Dance Theatre, a powerful, modern dance company from Los Angeles, will be giving performances at the Publick Playhouse on Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19 at 8 pm. One of the most admired institutions in the nation, Lula Washington has steadfastly focused on using dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African American history and culture. For details about ticket prices and other opportunities to enjoy Lula Washington Dance Theatre, read more here.
Think spring more
daycamp spring 2011Plan ahead!  Prince George's County public schools will be closed for spring break the week of April 18. Browse through the Spring 2011 edition of Your Guide to read about the great spring break day camps offered at M-NCPPC sites. Registration for spring break camps begins at 7 am on Monday, February 14 for Prince George's County residents, and on Tuesday, February 22 for all others. For more information call 301-699-CALL(2255).
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 help4smartlink@pgparks.com.
 
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation