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Week of July 5, 2011

Fun in Your Community This Week!

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Especially for young ladies
Picture Prince George's County
Cast your vote for your favorite park
Terrific Tuesdays throughout July
Shakespeare in the Parks
It's Park and Recreation Month
Sign up for great recreation classes
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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. It's officially Parks and Recreation month! Enjoy great recreation activities throughout the county during your leisure time. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Health and fitness for young ladies
teen girl on ellipticalThe Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex (Landover) is offering a 6-week fitness and nutrition program for young ladies ages 12-16.  The Pretty Girl S.W.A.G. (Supporting Wellness & Aerobics for Girls) program (SMARTlink #638514) includes dance/fitness classes, nutrition workshops, and self-esteem support sessions. Learn how to eat healthy for life, lose weight, and build confidence. For details (days, times, fees, registration) click here and select your language, or call 301-583-2550. 
Prince George's County pictured by its youth
manual cameraPrince George's County youth, ages 8-18, are invited to enter the new "Picturing Prince George's" Photo Contest. Take and submit a photo that captures what you believe makes Prince George's County interesting and special. The contest is open for submissions from June 20-July 22, 2011. Read more.
Vote for our parks
boy with coca cola sodaCoca-Cola has launched its second annual America Is Your Park campaign.  From now through September 6, you can go to LivePositively.com and vote for your favorite national, state or local park. The winning park will receive a $100,000 grant and the title of "America's Favorite Park."  Visit parks throughout Prince George's County and enjoy the great outdoors so you can select a favorite.
Tuesdays are terrific this month
carouselTerrific Tuesdays at Watkins Regional Park (Upper Marlboro) run from 5:30-8:30 pm each Tuesday in July (weather permitting). Guests can enjoy an evening of outdoor fun including unlimited rides on the train and carousel, as well as miniature golf, for one special price per person ($5/person for residents and $6/person for non-residents). Read more here and bring family and friends by for fun times.
All the world's a stage
ShakespeareShakespeare in the Parks 2011 features As You Like It presented by The Maryland Shakespeare Festival this month. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance at any of the five sites where the show will be performed. Be transported back in time by thrilling swordplay and Shakespeare's enchanting poetry. Read more.
July is officially Park and Recreation Month
parks and rec monthSince 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month. This year's theme is "Rock Your Park!"  Step outside and take a hike, enjoy a swim, play tennis, ride your bicycle, jump rope, play golf, or have a picnic at a beautiful, M-NCPPC park in Prince George's County. Use the Find a Park feature at www.pgparks.com to find a park with the amenities you enjoy.
Take a summer recreation class or two
summer 2011 guide coverCheck out the Summer 2011 Your Guide publication for a list of exciting programs, events, classes, and activities offered. Programs for people of all ages, all skill levels, and all interests begin this month.


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 help4smartlink@pgparks.com.
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation