Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Landover

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Meetings around town

The New Carrollton City Council will meet 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway. Call 301-459-6100.

The District Heights City Commission meeting will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the E. Michael Roll Municipal Building. 301-336-1402.

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.

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. Call 301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512.

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.

A rise and shine lap swim for ages 18 and older will be held 6 to 8 a.m. at Glenarden⁄Theresa Banks Complex (pool), 8615-A McLain Ave. Cost is $5 for county residents, $6 for others. Call 301-772-5515; TTY 301-218-6768.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday at Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, 3500 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro. Call 301-883-5045.

Daytime story time for ages 3 to 5 will be held 10:15 a.m. at New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Road. Call 301-459-6900; TTY 301-808-2061.

Story time for ages 3 to 5 will be held 10:30 a.m. at Glenarden Library, 8724 Glenarden Parkway. Call 301-772-5477; TTY 301-808-2061.

Free food staples will be distributed 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays at Jericho City of Praise, 8500 Jericho City Drive, Landover, near Brightseat Road. Bring proof of Prince George’s County residency. For more information, call 301-333-0500.

Community Ministry of Prince George’s County distributes free produce every other Friday in the parking lot at 311 68th Place, Seat Pleasant. There is no criteria; just show up with plastic bags. For distribution schedule, call 301-499-2319.

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 Spelman, 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.

Friday, Feb. 1

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.

A gymnastics workshop will be held 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 15 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Adults must accompany children, maximum three children with each adult. Registration begins one half hour before workshop. The cost is $6 per child. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

Deep water walking for ages 18 and older will be held 6 to 7 p.m. at Glenarden⁄Theresa Banks complex, 8615-A McLain Ave. Patrons wear a floatation device around their waist. The cost is $5 for county residents; $6 others. Call 301-772-5515; TTY 301-218-6768.

Late-night basketball for ages 18 to 23 will be held 10 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 6:15 p.m. to midnight Sundays at Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. Joining is free with center ID card, which costs $35 annually. Call 301-736-5355; TTY 301-218-6768.

Saturday, Feb. 2

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.

Participate in a hair design contest for ages 13 to 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. Each entrant will be required to design and create an original hair design in the African tradition within a two hour time limit. For other contest details call 301-735-3340; TTY 301-218-6768.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Fitness assessments for ages 13 and older will be held at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. No drop-ins; call for an appointment. The basic fitness test is $15 and the deluxe fitness test is $25, ages 60 and older $15. Call 301-583-2550; TTY 301-583-2483.

A drop-in weight room time is available for ages 16 and older who are members at Peppermill Community Center, 610 Hill Road, Landover. Call for hours, days and fees at 301-350-8410; TTY 301-218-6768.

Monday, Feb. 4

Free access to the fitness center and pool is offered for Prince George’s County residents ages 60 and older 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday and Friday at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Call 301-583-2550; TTY 301-583-2483.

The Ladies Knights of Columbus meet 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1, New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway. Call 301-459-6100.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

A Journey into Africa will be performed for children in kindergarten and older 10:15 a.m. and noon at the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. Take a fascinating excursion from Senegal to Soweto through the traditional rhythms, instruments and dances. The cost is $6 per person or $5 for groups of 15 or more. Call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.

A story time for ages 3 to 5 will be held 11:15 a.m. at Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St. Call 301-883-2650; TTY 301-808-2061.

A gymnastics workshop will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Adults must accompany children, maximum three children with each adult. Registration begins one half hour before workshop. The cost is $6 per child. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

Terrific Tuesdays for ages 7 to 11 will be held 2 p.m. at the New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Road. Join the librarian for a Reading Road trip filled with stories, songs, crafts, cooking and snacks. Parental permission and registration required. Call 301-459-6900, TTY 301-808-2061.

Evening story time for ages 3 to 7 will be held 7 p.m. at New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Road. Call 301-459-6900; TTY 301-808-2061.

Aerobics classes will be held for ages 16 and older 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks at John E. Howard Community Center, 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights. The cost is $20 for four weeks for residents; $24 for four weeks for others. Call 301-735-3340; TTY 301-218-6768.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

A grief support group, ‘‘Is This Much Grief Normal?,” will meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Fairmount Heights Municipal Center, 6100 Jost St. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call Scott Berger at 301-883-0866.

The Chess Club for all ages meets 5 p.m. at the Fairmount Heights Library, 5904 Kolb St. Call 301-883-2650; TTY 301-808-2061.

Beginning MS Powerpoint 2000 class for ages 18 and older will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and Feb. 8 at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Learn how to create, edit and present a basic slide presentation. The cost is $30 impact area, $40 residents; $48 others. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

Reading Buddies, a program for ages 7 to 9 to work on reading skills, will be held 7 p.m. at New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Road. Call 301-459-6900; TTY 301-808-2061.

Thursday, Feb. 7

A movie, snack and memorabilia will be featured for ages 10 to 12 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and February at Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Drive, Landover. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others. Free with center identification. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others and free with center identification. Call 31-341-3749; TTY 301-445-4512.

Upcoming events

A Valentine concert, ‘‘Songs America Loves” featuring selections from popular Broadway shows, an American Tribute and guest soloists, will be presented by the Prince George’s Choral Society 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. The cost is $12 and $10 for seniors and students. Call 301-277-1710, TTY 301-277-0312.

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 grade six 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.