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Week of April 4, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies
Last auditions for Teen Vocal Showcase
Wal-Kin' on Sunshine
Super Saver skating
Spring break day camps
A special venue for a special party
Summer day camps, playgrounds and Xtreme Teen Centers
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Find out about the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program for veterans who've returned home with disabilities. Audition for the Teen Vocal Showcase. Ice skate and enjoy a discounted rate. Sign up for spring break day camps and summer day camps, playgrounds or teen centers. Plan a very special children's birthday party. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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A special fitness initiative for military personnel returning home with disabilities
PGS&LCRecognizing the challenges faced by veterans returning home with disabilities, M-NCPPC will be launching a new, FREE program, Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies, to qualified veterans. All stakeholders interested in supporting veterans who have returned from Iraq and/or Afghanistan with disabilities are invited to attend an information session about this initiative. Please join us on Thursday, April 7 from 10 am-12:30 pm at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex (Landover) to learn more. Lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on or before April 6 to 301-446-3400. 
Last call to audition for the Teen Vocal Showcase
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There are lots of talented young singers in Prince George's County...  are you/do you know one of them? Enter the Xtreme Teens Rising Stars Vocal Showcase competition, and you could be named one of the top singers in the county, plus take home a cash prize! The event is open to singers ages 10-13 and 14-17. To audition, you must be a Prince George's County resident, prepare two songs - one slow song and one fast song - to demonstrate your vocal versatility and range, and bring music to the audition. The last auditions will be held on Friday, April 8, 6-9 pm at Lake Arbor Community Center (Mitchellville). To schedule an audition call 301-853-2005.
Take part in a healthy, family walking program
walkersRegistration is now open for the Wal-Kin' on Sunshine program - a family walking program that runs through late May. Attend group walks on Saturdays, beginning at 9:30 am from Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center, and walk through Watkins Regional Park. During the week, walk on your own with your "kin" and record your steps. The program fees are $10/person for residents and $12/person for non-residents. Register for course # 460764 at using the SMARTlink system. For more information call 301-446-6800.
Super Saver skating at Tucker Road Ice Rink 
ice skating 3On Saturday, April 9, Tucker Road Ice Rink (Fort Washington) will be celebrating spring with a super saver rate for the public skating session that runs from 8-10 pm. Admission plus skate rental will be only $4/person so come by, ice skate and celebrate spring. For more information call 301-2565-1525.
Think spring!
spring flowersWhat have you got planned for spring break? Spring break day camps will be held at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George's County for youth ages 6-15 from April 18-April 22. Choose from camps that focus on sports, dance, gymnastics, general recreation, swim and travel, challenging outdoor adventures, river adventures, theatre or video games. Visit, click on the SMARTlink logo, and browse through "Day Camp" listings for "Spring Break Camps." For information or assistance, call staff at 301-699-CALL(2255).
College Park Aviation Museum is a special place for a birthday party
cpam exteriorThe museum hosts Aviation Adventure Birthday Parties for boys and girls ages 3 to 12. Each
party includes an aviation-themed craft, museum exploration, a private party room, and much more to make it a truly special event for celebrants. For more information click here.  
There are still openings at great summer camps
2boys_sitting_wallLooking for places where your children will be engaged in fun, healthy, interesting summer activities? It's not too late to register for some terrific summer day camps, playgrounds or Xtreme Teen Centers. The Brentwood Arts Exchange, for example, has openings in it Creative Expressions art camps, where youth (ages 7-10 and 11-13) will pursue a variety of artistic media integrated with themes including fantasy, animals, nature and adventure. Click here to learn more about summer activities for youth.
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