Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Hyattsville

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Meetings around town

The Hyattsville City Council will convene 8 p.m. Monday at the municipal building, 4310 Gallatin St. 301-301-985-5000.

The North Brentwood town council will convene 7:30 p.m. Monday at town hall, 4507 Church St. Call 301-699-9699.

The Riverdale Park Town Council will convene 8 p.m. Monday at town hall, 5008 Queensbury Road. Call 301-927-6381.

The Brentwood Town Council will convene 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at town hall, 4300 39th Place. Call 301-927-7395.

The Hyattville Planning Committee meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal building, 4310 Gallatin St. A presentation on the proposed commercial and residential redevelopment of the West Hyattsville Metro Station, West Hyattsville Commons will be given. Call 301-985-5013.

Thursday, Jan. 31

A play, ‘‘The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer,” will be held 10:15 a.m. and noon at the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. The cost is $6 per person and $5 groups of 15 or more. Call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.

The Chess Club meets 7 p.m. at Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Road. Call 301-985-4690.

A program about organic eating will be held for ages 14 and older 7:30 p.m. at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. Reservations required by Jan. 28. Call 301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512.

Xtreme Teens Photography Contest for ages 13 to17 through Jan. 31. Pick up contest rules at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. Prizes awarded to the top three. Call 301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512.

Friday, Feb. 1

A play, ‘‘The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer,” will be held at 10:15 a.m. and noon at the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. The cost is $6 per person and $5 groups of 15 or more. Call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.

Exercise for Life for ages 60 and older will be held 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays and Mondays at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

Nintendo Wii tournaments for seniors ages 60 and older will be held 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

A tour of Riversdale House Museum will be held noon to 3:30 p.m. at 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park. The cost is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, $1 for ages 5 to 18 and free for ages 4 and younger. Call 301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544.

A free food pantry service sponsored by Jubilee Christian Church International is held 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays at the church, 3018 Hamilton St., second floor, Hyattsville. The Department of Agriculture provides the food. Call 301-559-5224.

A six-week black history course will be held for ages 10 and older from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave. Parents and other family members are invited to talk about personal experiences. The cost is free with Xtreme Teen membership, $3 residents and $5 others. Call 301-277-2124; TTY 301-445-4512.

Overeaters Anonymous meets 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.

Saturday, Feb. 2

A kayak lesson on Lake Artemesia in College Park will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place. All ages can learn kayaking paddling skills from a certified instructor. Reservations are required. The cost is $25 for county residents and $30 for others. Call 301-927-2163; TTY 301-699-2544.

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.

A visit to the National Museum of Natural History will be held for Adventure Seekers ages 8 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., leaving from Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place. Fee includes transportation. Bring a bag lunch and a drink. Reservations required. The cost is $1 for residents; $2 others. Call 301-927-2163; TTY 301-699-2544.

Experiments to discover how a heavy object can stay on top of the water will be held for ages 4 to 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road. Children must be accompanied by one adult per family. Reservations are required. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others. Call 301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Donations of money and canned goods will be collected by youth from University Christian Church, ages 4 to 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 6800 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. All proceeds go to Help By Phone and the Capital Area Food Bank. Walk in donations are welcome. Donation totals will be reported at www.souperbowl.org and results will be shared in real time.

Monday, Feb. 4

Slimnastics classes for ages 18 and older will be held 10 to 11 a.m. at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. The cost is $35 for county residents; $42 others. Call 301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512.

Memories of North Brentwood exhibit will be on display 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 8 at the North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St. Call 301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512.

Be My Valentine ‘‘Jingo Bingo” will be held for seniors 60 and older 1 to 2 p.m. at the Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

Funky step aerobics for ages 18 and older will be held 6 to 7 p.m. at Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum. The cost is $6 for county residents; $8 others. Call 301-853-2005; TTY 301-445-4512.

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

The Plaza Bridge Club for ages 60 and older meets 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. Experienced players will be on hand to teach beginners. Call 301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512.

Crafts with Delores will be held 10 a.m. at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

Blood pressure screenings for ages 60 and older will be held 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

The Seniors Club meets 11 a.m. at North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St. Call 301-864-0756.

Boat tours for the Anacostia River will be held noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road. Call 301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544.

Tax counseling for seniors, ages 60 and older, will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in Feb. by appointment only at the North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St. For an appointment, call 301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512.

An educational, animated movie about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be shown to children ages 5 to 12 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-445-4508; TTY 301-445-4512.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Sewing classes for seniors 60 and older will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Mondays at the Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Sewing machines will be provided. The cost is $45 for residents; $54 others. Call 301-408-4343.

Line dancing classes will be held 10 a.m. to noon at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. No experience is necessary. Call 301-408-4343.

Story time for ages 3 to 5 will be held 11 a.m. at Mount Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. Call 301-864-8937; TTY 301-808-2061.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Marie Fuller will be on hand every Thursday to lead interested seniors in Bible study 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 445-4512.

Better Bones will be held 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville. The program focuses on increasing strength and muscular endurance for activities or daily living. To register, call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

The Chess Club meets 7 p.m. at Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Road. Call 301-985-4690.

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 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.

‘‘Veterans, Forever Soldiers,” dinner and dance, hosted by Wishing Well, Inc. will be held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Prince George’s Ballroom, Landover. Proceeds benefit homeless and traumatized veterans. Cheryl Beversdorf, president and CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, will be the guest speaker. There will also be a silent auction and Artist showcase featuring American Veteran, Jimi Fardan. Call 301-980-4262 or e-mail events@wishingwelloutreach.org or visit www.wishingwelloutreach.org.

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 its spring basic training class 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting March 4 through June 24 Tuesday evenings. Call 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 for more details or call 301-449-5690, Ext. 21.