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Week of June 6, 2011
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Health and safety for seniors
30th Annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition
Fish fry for seniors
Lunch and theater
Co-ed summer kickball
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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 parks and recreation facilities in your community. Attend a Safety Summit, see a sculpture exhibition or see a play at Arena Stage.  Sign up for a fish fry. Put a kickball team together for great summer fun! Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Senior Safety Summit II
harmony hallers College Park Community Center is hosting a FREE health and safety seminar for seniors ages 60 & better on Tuesday, June 7 from 10 am-2 pm. Dr. Clifford Thomas, Sensei, Tae Kwon Do Ramblers will demonstrate  "Street-Smarts" self-defense and personal safety techniques. Information will be available about home safety, financial planning, and vacation/travel planning. Stop by and enjoy exercise, line dance, poker, video bowling, Scrabble and a FREE lunch buffet. For information call 301-441-2647.
Amazingly awesome art
Inside Out ExhibitionIt's time for the 30th Annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition! This year's exhibition, Inside/Out, includes Elsabé Dixon's Living Silk Sculptures and Leah Frankel's Green Catenaries on the Grounds. It's a tradition to have sculpture in Montpelier's galleries during the summer. This exhibition features two artists who take sculpture into new territory and it utilizes the beautiful grounds at Montpelier. Throughout the summer the pieces will change; the silk pieces will evolve as the silk worms spin, while the exterior installation will interact with the wind and light. Each artist will give an illustrated talk on Thursday, June 9 at 12 noon, followed by a light lunch. Call the center at 301-377-7800 to make a reservation for this FREE event. There is also a FREE public reception on Friday, June 10 from 7-9 pm. The exhibit will be open to the public from June 9-August 14.
Fish Fry Friday
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Seniors ages 60 & better are invited to a fish fry at Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center on Friday, June 24 from 2-4:30 pm. Enjoy a delicious fried fish meal with two delectable sides, unlimited rolls, beverage, and dessert. (An alternative menu selection is also available by request.) Play horseshoes, beach volleyball, bid whist, and spades; dance a little, and have lots of fun!  You'll also have a chance to win prizes. Radio station WPFW personality "Captain Fly" will provide the music. Fees are $18/resident and $22/non-resident. Register for SMARTlink activity #580364. Please note: registration is required by June 10. Call 301-699-1238 for additional information.

Great theater and cuisine
theater stageAll aboard for a trip to Washington, DC to enjoy a delicious lunch at Phillips Seafood Restaurant and a performance of 'A Time To Kill' at Arena Stage on Sunday, June 12. The play is based on the book by John Grisham and adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes. DC Theatre Scene's review says, "Arena Stage's world premiere production of Rupert Holmes' A Time to Kill is, in turn, funny, shocking, witty, and sly." This trip, for those ages 18 & up, departs from Harmony Hall Regional Center at 10:15 am and returns at 5 pm. Fee ($95/resident; $114/non-resident) includes transportation, lunch and theatre admission. Register for SMARTlink activity # 528164. For more information call 301-203-6000.
Co-ed, adult kickball leagues forming
kickballCalling all ladies and gentlemen ages 18 & up. The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering five adult kickball leagues beginning in July. All games will be played at Watkins Regional Park. Games in four of the leagues feature evening play (under the lights) and games in the Best-of-the-Best League will be played during the daytime on Saturdays. Teams should be made up of 15 players. Registration for Prince George's County teams ($350/team) begins Monday, June 13; out-of-county teams ($420/team) may register beginning Monday, June 20. Fees cover 10 games, lights, bases, umpires and awards. For information call 301-446-6821, 301-446-6834 or 301-446-6813.
A Juneteenth celebration for everyone
juneteenthMark your calendars for Saturday, June 18 so you can take family and friends to Watkins Regional Park between 12 noon and 5 pm for a terrific Juneteenth celebration. This family event is designed to promote knowledge and appreciation of African American history, culture and achievement. The program features live musical and dance performances, exhibits and genealogy. Children will enjoy hands-on activities from the National Children's Museum, the animals at Old Maryland Farm, and the park's terrific playground. Come learn to play checkers and see the African and Caribbean-themed kite display from West African-American Kite Association (WIAKA). Click here for detailed information.
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