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Week of July 25, 2011

Fun in Your Community This Week!

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IN THIS ISSUE
A terrific, FREE celebration
Book discussion
Talkin' baseball
Enjoy a "staycation" in the county
Juke Joint Saturday's Red Hot Funk & Blues BBQ
Get your FREE SMARTlink card
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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. Park and Recreation Month is coming to an end, so be sure to explore and enjoy!


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Attend a very special celebration
fred beam You are cordially invited to attend a special, FREE celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland) on Tuesday, July 26 from 2-4 pm. Interpreter, captioning and assistive devices will be provided. Enjoy a performance by Fred Beam and the Wild Zappers, a high-energy, all-deaf male dance company. Please RSVP to 410-767-3660 or 1-800-637-4113. Read more here.
Meet the Author
Black Woman Defined Book Cover Come meet Sophia Nelson, author of Black Woman Redefined, at Betty's Place & Café at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex on Friday, July 29, at 7 pm.  Ms. Nelson will use her new book as the foundation for a discussion on the "pathway[s] and solutions for black women to reach beyond the stereotypes that often limit them, and the achievements that often define them." Women and the men who love them are invited to attend this FREE program and engage in insightful conversation. You may purchase the book from mahoganybooks.com before the event, or you can buy it at this program. Please note: Only books purchased from MahoganyBooks will be autographed by the author. Read more here.
America's pastime returns to Hyattsville
baseball The whole family is invited to watch a FREE, fun baseball game at 12 noon on Sunday, July 31. Magruder Park (3911 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville) will be home to a game between the Potomac Nine of Washington and the Cecil Baseball Club. Enjoy baseball as it was originally played in the 19th century on the field locally know as Wine's Field. For information call 301-985-5020.
There's so much to do in Prince George's County
montpelier family fun day Thinking of taking a "staycation" this summer? There's plenty to enjoy here in Prince George's County.
Great music, great food
juke joint 2011 Juke Joint Saturday's Red Hot Funk & Blues BBQ is an intimate, soul-stirring "raise the roof" expressive celebration under the evening sky. Enjoy a "down home good time" on Saturday, August 13 at Arts/Harmony Regional Center. (Gates open at 6 pm; food served at 7 pm.) Enjoy delectable BBQ by Famous Dave's, and the sounds of the Bill Thomas Blues Band, Jim Bennett's Unique Creation Band, and special guest Lady Mary. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 301-203-6070 for tickets now!
Getting a SMARTlink card is a very smart idea
SMARTlink logo In order to register for classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, you must first open a SMARTlink account.  It's FREE, it's easy to do, and it gives you the flexibility of registering by telephone or over the internet at your convenience!  Read more here so you can get a FREE SMARTlink account for everyone in your family and enjoy great programs and activities.
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