Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Greenbelt

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Meetings around town

The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual legislative dinner 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Westin Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, The first 100 registrants receive first class round trip transportation to the event at no additional cost. The cost is $85 others $100. Complimentary first class round trip transportation provided to the first 100 registrants. Call 301-731-5000.

Join the mayor and City Council in visioning the future for the City of Greenbelt. Express your views on how to make Greenbelt the best community it can be.

The last visioning session will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at a location to be determined in the Greenbelt East area. Call the city at 301-474-8000 or e-mailinfo@greenbeltmd.gov.

The Commissioners of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal 2009 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Largo Government Center, Room 102, 9201 Basil Court, Largo.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Registration is under way for spring camp for kindergarten through grade six and spring circus camp express for ages 8 to 13. The cost is $150 for residents; $175 others. Before care from 7 to 9 a.m. is $20 per child and after care 3:30 to 6 p.m. $25 per child. Registration will end when camp is full. Call 301-397-2200.

Bridge will be played 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the senior game room, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. Call Lucille Howell at 301-345-9699.

The lower portion of theGreenbelt Skatepark will be closed for skateboard classes from 4 to 5:15 p.m. through Aug. 17. Call the Greenbelt Recreation Department at 301-397-2200.

Vendors are being sought for a Health and Wellness Fair to be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 Ridge Road, Greenbelt. Call Betty at 301-577-4673 or e-mail ruthcircle@greenbeltumc.org

Applications are now being accepted for The Prince George’s County Women’s History Month Committee scholarship in memory of Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman. Candidates must be a Prince George’s County resident in the 12th grade and already accepted into college. Candidate must be able to attend the Annual Women’s History luncheon at 11:30 March 20 at Martin’s Crosswinds. Applications must be received by Feb. 25.To obtain an application and other criteria, call Ona Hill at 301-952- 3755.

Friday, Feb. 1

The senior game room and lounge at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, is open to ages 60 and older 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 301-397-2208.

A college and financial aid workshop in Spanish sponsored by Prince George’s County Public School, International School Counseling Office will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stamp Student Union, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. Free admission and free parking in lot 1b. Call 301-445-8460 or visit www.pgcps.org.

Knit for Charity for ages 16 and older will be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. Knitters of all levels create items to donate to charitable organizations. The cost per quarter is $5 for residents, $10 others. Call 301-397-2208.

Bingo will be held Fridays at Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department, 125 Crescent Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the games begin at 12:15 p.m. Free food and drink. Call 301-345-7000.

Explorations Unlimited meets1 to 3 p.m. at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. Pain Management will be discussed. Call 301-397-2208.

L.I.V.E.S., a mentoring program for girls ages 8 through 16, will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane. The program includes workshops, seminars and open discussions to help young ladies achieve goals and aspirations. Call 301-397-2212.

Saturday, Feb. 2

The Greenbelt School tutoring and homework program for all elementary school students attending public or private schools in Greenbelt or other area schools, sponsored by the City of Greenbelt will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt. Call Janet Goldeberg at 301-397-2212.

The Greenbelt Moving Ahead program for teens attending Greenbelt Middle or Eleanor Roosevelt High schools or other area public or private schools will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt. Call Janet Goldberg at 301-397-2212.

The annual Mardi Grascelebration hosted by St. George’s Church will be held 6 p.m. at the church, 7010 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale. Dinner, silent auction, costume judging, and dancing will be featured. Advance tickets are $25; ticket prices are $30 at the door.  Children 10 years and younger are admitted for free.  Childcare will be available for this event.  Costumes are encouraged.  Call 301 262-3285 for more information or to reserve your ticket.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Volunteers are needed for the newly formed Greenbelt Park Trail volunteer program. Call Ranger Martin at 301-344-3944.

Bingo will be held Sundays at Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department, 125 Crescent Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the games begin at 2 p.m. Free food and drink. Call 301-345-7000.

An Artful Afternoon will be held1 to 5 p.m. at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. Make a felted wool bracelet with artist Elizabeth Morisette from 1 to 3 p.m. and at 3 p.m. enjoy the Nicolo Whimsey Show. Go to www.greenbeltmd.gov⁄arts or call Barbara Davis at 240-542-2062.

Tennessee artist Jackson Martin will present ‘‘From Commune to Cooperative: Art and Intentional Community” 2 p.m. during a special artist’s talk at the Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, 15 Crescent Road. Call 301-397-2208.

Monday, Feb. 4

A story time for newborns to 17 months with caregiver will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Road. Call 301-345-5800.

Senior Swim for ages 60 and older will be held 11 a.m. to noon at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, 101 Centerway. Deck and water exercises. Free to pass holders, 50 cents to town residents; $1 others. Call 301-397-2204.

Bingo will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Elks Lodge 1778, 6700 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale. The doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:15 p.m. Free food and drink included. Call 301-864-1778.

A free support group for people with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and their families will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month in the DSE conference room, fifth floor, Doctor’s Community Hospital, 8118 Good Luck Road, Lanham. To register, call 703-960-1100, Ext, 231.

The Prince George’s Choral Society, under the direction of Ron Freeman, will hold auditions for all voices at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6905 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt. Call 301-336-8539.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

A story time for newborns through age 17 months with a caregiver will be held 10:30 a.m. at Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Road. Call 301-345-5800; TTY 301-808-2061.

Bingo will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Elks Lodge 1778, 6700 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale. The doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:15 p.m. Free food and drink included. Call 301-864-1778.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Green Ridge House, 22 Ridge Road, Greenbelt. Call 301-474-2540 or 301-441-1215 for building access.

The Strategy Club for ages 8 and older meets 7 to 9 p.m. at Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway. Call 301-397-2200.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Mocha Moms, Inc. meets 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Greenbelt Community Church, 1 Hillside Road. New members welcome. E-mail LaShel Baravechia at baravechia117@yahoo.com or Tiffany Hudok at gr8tiff@yahoo.com or visit www.mochamoms.org.

The Golden Age Club meets11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in the Greenbelt Community Center, Multipurpose Room, 15 Crescent Road. Activities will include speakers, special programs and field trips. Call Rose Remenick at 301-474-7087 or Ellie Rimar at 301-474-3350.

The Greenbelt Mamas and Papas playgroup meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway. This is open to any interested parents and children in the Greenbelt area. Contact Jamie Casey at 301-345-4974 or jmekc@yahoo.com if needed for more information.

Walks around Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights for ages 18 and older  are offered free with reservations 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 301-927-2163 or TTY 301-218-6768 for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Registration is under way for Spring Camps for ages 5 to 12 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 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.

District 22 residents will meet in Annapolis to attend a rally for equality 5 to 7:30 p.m. After the Equality Maryland rally, participants meet with district legislators and encourage them to keep Maryland moving toward full equality for all citizens.  Straight allies encouraged to attend.  Register to attend by Feb. 8. E-mail Lauren at lbcummin@hotmail.com.

The annual historical blackuniversity 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. Call Edna Jones at 301-559-3116 or Betty Range at 301-248-3269.

Upcoming events

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 sixth grade 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 or call 301-449-5690, Ext. 21.