Spring 11 Masthead
Week of April 18, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Things We Believe In Workshop
Easter in the Park
Earth Day Celebration
Administrative Professionals Day Tea
Go-Go and Gangs
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Reception
Spirit Night at Chik-fil-A
Flag Football League
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Attend interesting workshops on preserving family documents and the culture of gangs in the county. Celebrate the spring holidays outdoors. Tell staff that you appreciate them at the Administrative Professionals Day Tea event. Learn about diverse traditions and cultures at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Reception. Join a flag football league. Support an M-NCPPC program by joining us at Spirit Night.

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Learn about preserving family documents
family photographKick off Preservation Week by participating in a workshop on preserving family photographs, scrapbooks, and other documents. "Things We Believe In" will be held at the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel on Saturday, April 23 from 10-11:30 am. Learn about the techniques used by archivists to preserve historical documents and gain access to resources that will enable you to become your own family's archivist. Admission is $5/person. Reservations are required in advance. For more information, call 301-377-7817.
Celebrate Easter in the park
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Children ages 12 & under are invited to Cosca Regional Park in Clinton for an Easter celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 1-3 pm. The afternoon will include an egg hunt, arts & crafts, entertainment, and more! Prizes will be given to the finder of the golden egg and to the child who gathers the most eggs. Each child must bring their own basket and be supervised by a parent. Fee is $5/person. For more information, call 301-203-6000.
A special celebration in honor of Earth Day
Planet EarthCelebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by joining center staff, community leaders and Park Rangers at the Potomac Landing Community Center (Fort Washington) on Saturday, April 23 from 10 am-2 pm. The day will feature educational workshops and a service learning project. High School students will be awarded community service hours for their participation in this FREE event. For more information, call 301-292-9191.
A show of appreciation for administrative staff
cup of teaMark your calendars for the Administrative Professionals Day Tea, which takes place at Darnall's Chance House Museum (Upper Marlboro) on Wednesday, April 27 at 3 pm. Demonstrate your appreciation to your staff by treating them to a delightful Scottish tea replete with crumpets and scones, tartans and the sounds of the highlands. Fees are $20/resident and $24/non-resident. Advance reservations and payment are required. For more information or to make your reservation, call 301-952-8010.
Gang culture and parent awareness
gogo gangsM-NCPPC will be holding powerful FREE informational sessions for parents about the culture of gangs and go-go music in Prince George's County. These sessions are part of the Parent X-Change Series, which focuses on the importance of positive youth development and current issues affecting our youth. Please join us at Suitland Community Center (Forestville) on Thursday, April 28 from 7-9 pm; and Kettering Middle School (Upper Marlboro) on Thursday, May 19 from 7-9 pm. For more information, call 301-446-6866.
April is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
asian umbrellaThe Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Reception is set to take place on the beautiful grounds of Oxon Hill Manor (Oxon Hill) on Friday, April 29 at 7 pm. Experience the diverse traditions and cultures of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, which will include music of India and Indonesia, dances of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, martial arts, a pan-Asian snack buffet, popular henna decorations, and more! Admission is FREE for all ages. For more information, call 301-839-7782. Note: Reservations are required in advance. No strollers permitted.
Support Teen Cotillion participants
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Wednesday, April 20 is "Spirit Night" at Chick-fil-A Restaurant at the Capital Centre in Largo (1040 Shoppers Way). If you dine at Chick-fil-A between 5 pm and 9 pm, please inform the cashier that you are participating in the 2011 Teen Cotillion Fundraiser and present this form. Based upon the evening sales, the restaurant will make a donation to Teen Cotillion participants' fundraising efforts. Thank you for your help in supporting this M-NCPPC program that provides leadership and growth opportunities to Prince George's County teens.


Registration Underway for Flag Football League

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The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation is now offering a Flag Football League for children ages 6 to 14. Teams are forming at community centers throughout the county and are scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 7. Fee is $50 and includes the uniform and six regular games for the season. You must register for this program via SMARTlink. Interested in volunteering to become a coach or have any additional questions? Please contact your local community center or the Sports, Health and Wellness Office at 301-446-6800.
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 [email protected]
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation