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Week of August 22, 2011

Fun in Your Community This Week!

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IN THIS ISSUE
Pre-school open house
New senior activity center
End of the Summer Bash
Got shoes?
Rental sites
In remembrance of 9/11
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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. The summer season offers great recreation opportunities throughout the county. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community.


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Pre-school open house
preschool Join us at Harmony Hall Regional Center on Thursday, August 25, from 7-8 pm for our 3rd Annual Preschool Open House. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about our fall pre-school session that begins Tuesday, September 6. In addition, you can meet preschool staff, tour the classroom and play area, and get an overview of the curriculum. For more information, click here.
Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center
laurel beltsville senior activity center Opening on August 27, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center is a state-of-the-art facility located at 7120 Contee Road in Laurel, MD. This gorgeous, 23,500-square foot venue will offer a variety of classes, activities and special events. The great room includes a stage and catering kitchen (and it can be divided into 4 classrooms)! Read more about this wonderful facility here.
Back-to-school bash
teens in a group We all know that it's time for school to begin! Before you get back to your daily school routine, come out and enjoy a night full of fun! Xtreme Teens, ages 13-17, are invited to join us on Saturday, August 27, at Potomac Landing Community Center from 7-10 pm. The fun includes a local DJ, dance contest and refreshments for a fee of $6/person. Hope to see you there!
Xtreme Teens sneaker drive
sneakersGive the gift of fitness this fall season! From September 1-30, you have the opportunity to help those in poor farm villages in Ghana, West Africa. Be sure to stop by your local community center to donate new or used athletic shoes. This selfless act will help lift a family out of poverty by providing water access, irrigation systems, seeds for crops, training and livestock. The Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation and the people in Ghana need your help. For more information or to become a volunteer contact Tarik.Brown@pgparks.com.
Create memories to last forever
fam tour venueLooking for that special place to create memories that will last a lifetime? M-NCPPC operates many unique and historical sites available for public rental. Whether you're looking to host an event for 40 people or 300 people, we have a site tailored to your needs. Weddings, parties, receptions, and meetings are just some of the functions you can host at these charming sites throughout the county. For information, click here.
A tribute to our soldiers
american flag In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, come support your local servicemen and women at Prince George's Plaza Community Center on Saturday, September 10 from 1-3 pm! Participate and attend this FREE commemorative event. Join friends and family to celebrate life, share stories and network with your fellow armsmen. For information on how to RSVP, click here.
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