Winter 09 Masthead
Week of February 28, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Chesapeake Woodturners Exhibit
FREE Building Block Training Program for teens
Computer classes
Weight loss
Children's cooking classes
Dance, dance, dance
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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. Enjoy a woodturners exhibit, swimming, dancing, cooking and more. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Enjoy exhibits more
Montpelier Mansion exteriorMontpelier Mansion (Laurel) is hosting the Chesapeake Woodturners Exhibit during the month of March, from 1-4 pm daily. This FREE exhibit features beautiful turned wood objects, all hand-made by members of the Chesapeake Woodturners.  Demonstrations will be given on Saturdays and Sundays, between 1 and 4pm, weather permitting; please call 301-377-7817 to verify. The FREE opening reception, open to everyone, is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 1 pm.
Sign up for great training more
buildling blocksThe FREE Building Block Training Program assists teens (13-17) as they venture into the world of employment and volunteering. The program features four different "blocks," which combine great activities and valuable lessons to help youth give back to the community, fulfill student service learning requirements and learn important work skills. Registration is underway; youth may register for one, two, three or all four blocks. Those who attend all four blocks will receive an awesome gift at the end of the trainings. Student service learning hours will be awarded for each completed training session. Read more here.
Swim more
swimmer swimming the butterfly strokeFeel invigorated in the water at an indoor swimming pool! Enjoy lap swimming, lifeguard training, swim lessons, aqua exercise programs and more at Allentown Splash, Tennis & Fitness Park, Fairland Aquatics Center, Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool and/or the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. Read more about aquatic facilities here or browse through aquatics course listings in SMARTlink.
Feel like a computer wiz more
computer keyboardOnConsider enrolling in a computer course whether you're a beginner or an advanced computer user. Spring classes being offered at recreation venues throughout the county include introductory computer skills, digital media, comic books, video game design, keyboarding, AdobeŽ InDesignŽ, AdobeŽ IllustratorŽ, and Microsoft Office suites classes. Log onto SMARTlink and browse through computer skills classes to explore the variety of programs available, or call the Park and Planning Help Desk at 301-699-CALL(2255).
Learn about weight loss more
scaleSuitland Community Center and The Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex are both offering weight loss classes that begin in March. Topics include effective ways to lose weight, fat tissue vs. muscle, cardiovascular exercise vs. resistance training, snack attacks and motivation. For class days, times, fees and registration information, log onto SMARTlink, browse, and conduct an advanced search using the words "weight loss," or call the Park and Planning Help Desk at 301-699-CALL(2255).
Prepare fine cuisine more
cookingCooking classes for children begin in March at Harmony Hall Regional Center and Temple Hills Community Center. Youth can learn how to cook a variety of foods and get an introduction to some cooking basics. Log onto SMARTlink and enter barcode # 494164 to learn more about the program at Harmony Hall Regional Center, or enter barcode # 441114 to learn about the program at Temple Hills Community Center so that you can register for the class of your choice.
Dance more
dancersLadies and gentlemen and children of all ages - the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation has spring dance classes for you!  African dance, pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, krumping, modern dance, step dance, ballroom dance, belly dance, hand dance, Latin dance, line dance, liturgical modern dance, and salsa dance classes are being held at M-NCPPC recreation facilities throughout Prince George's County. Look through the Spring 2011 Guide to Parks and Recreation Classes, Programs and Events
or browse through SMARTlink for dance classes listed under the "performing arts" heading. 
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