Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

College Park

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Meetings around town

The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual legislative dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Westin Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis. Call 301-731-5000.

The College Park Mayor and Council Executive Session will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park. Call 301-864-8666.

The Mayor and City Council will hold a work session at 8 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park. Call 301-864-8666.

The next College Park Mayor and City Council meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park. Call 301-864-8666.

Thursday, Jan. 31

The Senior Pokeno Club for ages 60 and older will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Call 301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512.

The Peter Pan Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon at College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. This club is for ages 2 to 5 and is a learning club for children and their parents. Participants can enjoy an aviation story, crafts, games and museum exploration. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765 or visit collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

A College Park playgroup meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays in College Park. All ages welcome. Call Megan at 703-401-8906.

Off the Couch and Off the Hook for ages 8 to 12 is held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier.

Students can enjoy nature activities. Participants must have a signed permission slip. Reservations are required. Call 301-927-2163; TTY 301-699-2544.

A ‘‘Transforming Energy” Lecture by Mark Kushner of Iowa State University Abstract will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 1110 at Kim Engineering, University of Maryland. A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, visit www.eng.umd.edu⁄energylectures⁄kushner.html.

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call 301-460-2800 or visit www.oa-dcmetro.org.

A cardio workout will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday nights at

Friday, Feb. 1

Classes are offered for ages 6 and older at the Computer Resource Lab at Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Contact center for a list of classes, times and fees. Call 301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512.

Meals on Wheels of College Park needs drivers, visitors and volunteers to help pack meals Monday through Friday. Packers work from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Drivers and runners work from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 301-474-1002.

The College Park Needle Arts Society meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park. Call 301-277-9630 or e-mail cpneedlearts@earthlink.net.

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Fridays at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call 301-460-2800 or visit www.oa-dcmetro.org.

A Magic Academy for ages 6 years to adult hosted by the Good Knight Magic Castle will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 11001 Rhode Island Ave., Beltsville. Meets the second Friday of each month. Reservations required. The cost is $25. Call Sophia at 301-595-8989 or e-mail Sophiakeywest@aol.com. For more information, visit www.Goodknight.org.

Activities for members of Xtreme Teens age 13 to 17 will be held from 7 to10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Free with Xtreme Teens identification, $15 Community Center membership required. Call 301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512.

Saturday, Feb. 2

A College Fair and Financial Aid Workshops in Spanish for high school and middle school students and their parents, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stamp Student Union, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Prince George’s County Public Schools, International School Counseling Office Free admission and parking in lot 1b. Call 301-445-8460 or www.pgcps.org for more information.

Register for a Judo tournament or stop by to watch children and adults compete in a program for ages 5 and older from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. The cost is $20 for residents; $24 others. Call 301-441-2647; TTY 301-445-4512.

Tours in Spanish of the College Park Aviation Museum will be held at 11 a.m. at 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765.

A flea market sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 2898 will be held at College Park Moose Lodge and Family Center, 3700 Metzerott Road, College Park. Vendors are needed for future flea markets to be held Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. Call 301-982-3375.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 3 to 4 p.m. at the 180 Club, 5130 Baltimore Ave. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call 301-460-2800 or visit www.oa-dcmetro.org.

Monday, Feb. 4

Tours of the College Park Aviation Museum will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The museum is located at 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Tours of groups of 10 or more are available by appointment. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and groups and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765.

Toddler time will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Sing, play and listen to stories. Call 301-937-0294; TTY 301-808-2061.

The Strategy Games Club for ages 10 and older meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Free with center identification. Call 301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512.

Overeaters Anonymous, a support group for people recovering from compulsive overeating meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Greenbelt Baptist Church, 101 Greenhill Road, No dues, fees or weigh ins. Call 301-460-2800 for more information or visitwww.oa-dcmetro.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Boy Scout Troop 298 meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at College Park United Methodist Church, 9601 Rhode Island Ave. Call Bruce Stegmeier at 301-345-1497 or Scoutmaster Michael Belshay Sr. at 301-937-0246.

An introduction to Buddhist Meditation practices and teachings will be held 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4512 College Park, College Park. The cost is $10 per session. Register by e-mail or at the class. Call 202-986-2257 or visitwww.meditation-dc.org.

Open mic starts at 8:13 p.m. at College Perk Coffeehouse, 9078 Baltimore Ave., College Park. Call 301-982-0587.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

A story time for ages 3 to 5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Call 301-937-0294; TTY 301-808-2061.

The English Chat Club for adults meets at 7 p.m. at Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Improve your English skills and meet new friends. Call 301-937-0294; TTY 301-808-2061.

IKEA features a Jazz Night from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the IKEA Restaurant, 10100 Baltimore Ave., College Park.

Thursday, Feb. 7

The Peter Pan Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon at College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. This club is for ages 2 to 5 and is a learning club for children and their parents. Participants can enjoy an aviation story, crafts, games and museum exploration. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765 or visit collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

The Senior Pokeno Club for ages 60 and older will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. Call 301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512.

Create special cards for friends and family for Valentine’s Day during a workshop for ages 6 to 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. at College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. Reservations are required by Feb. 1. Call 301-441-2647; TTY 301-445-4512.

The Advisory Planning Commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at city hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park. Call 301-864-8666.

Registration is underway for Spring Camps for ages 5 to 12 will be held from March 17 to March 21 to coincide with spring vacation from Prince George’s County Public Schools. Camps will be conducted in most Northern Area community centers from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended care available. Costs vary at each location. Contact your local center for exact information or call 301-445-4500, TTY 301-445-4512.

Upcoming events

The annual historical black university tour sponsored by the National Coalition of 100 black Women, Inc. Prince George’s Chapter will be held Feb. 18 through 20. Visits are scheduled to North Carolina Central, North Carolina A & T State, Winston-Salem State, Clark-Atlanta Virginia State and Virginia Union universities and Spellman, Morehouse and Morris Brown colleges. The cost is $295 and includes hotel and some meals. For information on parents meeting, call Edna Jones at 301-559-3116 or Betty Range at 301-248-3269.

A Valentine’s dance, ‘‘Hearts that are Loyal, Hearts that are True” sponsored by PSI Epsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be held 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 9 at Patuxent Greens Country Club, Laurel. Advance ticket sales only. The cost is $35. Tickets can be purchased by sending check to P.O. Box 445, Laurel MD 20745. E-mail peoevents@yahoo.com.

The Prince George’s County Master Gardener Program will be holding is spring basic training class 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting March 4 through June 24 Tuesday evenings. Contact Esther Mitchell at 301-423-4249 or e-mail emitpiano@aol.com.

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is bringing a spring break camp opportunity to all non-Girl Scouts in Kindergarten through grade six from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 through 21 at Camp Wonderland, Springhill Lake Elementary School, 6060 Springhill Drive, Greenbelt. Bus pick up beginning at 7 a.m. and returning as late as 6 p.m. The cost is $50. (Full financial assistance is available. Visit www.campsomd.org⁄pgspring-fun.htm for more details or call 301-449-5690, Ext. 21.