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Week of February 14, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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A Valentine's Day social
Black History Month programs
Sing and skate
The Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Sankofa High School Step Show
A spot of tea
Aquatics programs at Rollingcrest-Chillum Pool
Racing Thru the Ages and sandlot baseball
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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. Mix and mingle on Valentine's Day.  Attend some amazing Black History programs, including a step show featuring high school students. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities..

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Mix and mingle more
coupleThe Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex is hosting a Valentine's Day Mix & Mingle on Monday, February 14, from 6-9 pm for adults ages 21 & up. Enjoy food, fun, music and dancing. Take the opportunity to network and socialize with other single friends and family in the cozy Betty's Place Caf�. The fee is $10/person. For more information call staff at 301-583-2582.
Celebrate Black History month more
black history coverFebruary is Black History month and M-NCPPC is offering great programs, discussions, exhibits and activities for people of all ages and interests. Find out about Black History month events at venues throughout Prince George's County! Read more here.
Sing on ice skates more 
ice skating 3Herbert Wells Ice Rink (College Park) is having a special karaoke public skating session on Friday, February 18, from 9-11pm for all ages.  Spend your Friday night on ice while singing your favorite songs. The $6/person fee includes admission and skate rental.  For more information call staff at 301-277-3717.
Learn about rocks, minerals, fossils, gem cutting, & jewelry making more
gemsSouthern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club's 21st Annual Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show will be held at The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro) on Saturday, February 19 from 10 am-5 pm. The show includes vendors with minerals, original jewelry, and fossils.  There will also be demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, and crafts for kids. Admission is $3/person; children ages 6 & under will be admitted FREE. For more information call 301-297-4575.
Enjoy extraordinary step performances more
sankofaExperience the true essence of stepping at the Sankofa High School Step Show! The show will be held at Bowie Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 19 from 7-10 pm. The competition's theme, "Reaching Back 2 Pull Forward," is derived from the Akan word sankofa from Ghana, meaning, "To go back and take".  Teams will showcase skills and reverence for the history of step in the African American community. Ticket prices are $2/person for those ages 12 & under and $8/person for all others. Call 301-464-1737 for more information.
Experience classy elegance more
Snow Hill ManorSnow Hill Manor, a two-story, brick home of late-Georgian architecture in Laurel, is hosting a special program on Sunday, February 20 from 3-5 pm. Those ages 18 & up are invited to Snow Hill Manor's "Spot of Tea" to enjoy tea, sweets and entertainment. Tickets are $15/person. Call staff at 301-725-6037 or 301-249-2004 for reservations and additional information.
Make waves with new water exercise classes more
rollingcrest aerobicsNew water aerobic classes are being offered at Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool. You just might enjoy Aqua Zumba, Weekend Warrior, Aqua Boot Camp, Aqua Cardio Challenge, Tri Hard and Survive, and other exciting classes. Challenge yourself! To learn more about these classes and others, please call staff at 301-853-9115 or stop by and take a peek at programs that are offered.
Race through the ages more
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Youth ages 10-17 are cordially invited to enjoy the FREE Racing Thru the Ages program and Sandlot Baseball Exhibit at Peppermill Community Center on Saturday, February 26 from 6-8:30 pm. Members of community center race teams will compete in a live Pinewood Derby Miniature Car Race. Everyone can compete in the PS3 "Need for Speed" Challenge, have a photo taken with the Soap Box Derby car, see the Sandlot Baseball Exhibit and enjoy the caf�.  For more information call 301-350-8410.
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