Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Largo

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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, The first 100 registrants receive first class round trip transportation to the event at no additional cost. The cost is for members $85; others $100. Complimentary first class round trip transportation provided to the first 100 registrants. Call 301-731-5000.

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

today, Jan. 31

The Northern Prince George’s County Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc. meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Thursday at Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. For more information, e-mail LaShaun Phillips-Martin at semphony@aol.com or Damita Wray at damitac@aol.com.

Story time for ages 2 and 3 will be held at 10:15 a.m. and for ages 3 to 5 at 11:15 a.m. at Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Call 301-336-4044.

Senior Crafters meets every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Seabrook Recreation Center, 9443 Worrell Ave. Call 301-218-6700.

Friday, Feb. 1

Tours of the Marietta House are available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays and between noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for senior citizens, $1 for ages 5 through 18 and free for ages four and younger. Call 301-464-5291.

Historic Dorsey Chapel, 10704 Brookland Road, Glenn Dale, will be open for free walk-in tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Group tours are available at other times by appointment for a fee. Call 301-352-5544 or TTY 301-699-2544 for information.

Historic Seabrook Schoolhouse, 6116 Seabrook Road, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Friday of every month and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the first Sunday. Group tours are available at other times by appointment for a fee. Call 301-464-5291 or TTY 301-699-2544 for more information.

Darnall’s Chance House Museum tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays by appointment at the museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro. Cost is $3, $2 for seniors, $1 for ages 5 to 18 and free for those age 4 and younger. Call 301-952-8010; TTY 301-699-2544; or visit www.pgparks.com⁄places⁄eleganthistoric⁄darnalls_intro.html.

Xtreme Pre Teens ages 10 to 12 meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Xtreme Teens ages 13 to 17 meet from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. Call 301-352-8983.

Terri Williams is scheduled to sign and discuss her new book, ‘‘Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting,” at 7 p.m., at Borders Bookstore, 913A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo. Call 301-499-2173.

Xtreme Teens, a group for ages 13 to 17, meets from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays at Good Luck Community Center, 8601 Good Luck Road, Lanham. Enjoy activities such as rollerskating, table games, tournaments and trips. Call 301-552-1093.

Xtreme Teens activities for ages 12 to 17 will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays at Kettering⁄Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro. Activities, including sports, trips and dances, are free with center identification. Some trips require spending money. Call 301-390-8390.

Café Groove Coffee House, for Xtreme Teens ages 12 to 17, will celebrate its first anniversary from 8 to 11 p.m. at Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville. The cost is $3 per person. Call 301-454-1459; TTY 301-454-1472.

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 from 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. For more information, call 301-445-8460 or visit www.pgcps.org.

The Southern Maryland Home and Garden Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. The Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. The cost is $9 per person. Children younger than 16 are admitted for free. Visit: www.acshomeshow.com⁄HGExpo⁄HAS.html. For more information, call 301-952-8010.

St. George’s Church is hosting its annual Mardi Gras celebration at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the church, 7010 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale. Includes dinner, silent auction, costume judging, and dancing. Advance tickets $25, $30 at the door. Children 10 years and younger are admitted free. Childcare will be available for this event. Costumes are encouraged. Call 301 262-3285.

Sunday, Feb. 3

The Southern Maryland Home and Garden Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. The Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. The cost is $9 per person. Children younger than 16 are admitted for free. Visit: www.acshomeshow.com⁄HGExpo⁄HAS.html. For more information, call 301-952-8010.

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. Call Edna Jones at 301-559-3116 or Betty Range at 301-248-3269.

Monday, Feb. 4

Senior citizens ages 60 and older can use the fitness center and pool for free from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

A free support group for people with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and their families will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 23 and then continue to meet 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

The chess club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. Call 301-336-4044; TTY 301-808-2061.

Kinder Craft and story for ages 2 to 5 will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville. The cost is $30 for four weeks for residents; $36 for four weeks for others Call 301-333-6561; TTY 301-218-6768.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

A seniors program for ages 60 and older will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Kettering⁄Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro. Take field trips, attend educational programs on health and finance, or start an exercise program. Admission is free with a senior ID card. Call 301-390-8390.

Largo Community Church offers aerobics classes at 7 p.m. at 1701 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville. The class, which is aimed at total fitness, includes a warm-up, high- and low-impact aerobics, toning, free weight training and healthy living tips. For the cost and other information, call 301-249-2255.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, www.cdc.guidingeyes.org., is looking for volunteers to love, socialize and train a future guide dog in their home. To learn more, attend one of the classes held 7 p.m. Thursdays at an area location. Contact Laura Waters, 410-798-6859 or e-mail ljwaters@comcast.net for location details and organization information.

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-mailpeoevents@yahoo.com.

The Prince George’s Philharmonic is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m., Feb. 9 at Prince George’s Community College in Largo. They are set to play Beethoven Fidelio Overture, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, and Schumann Symphony No. 3. Eva Mengelkoch is featured on the piano and Charles Ellis is the conductor. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors. Anyone 18 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Call 301-454-1462.

The Del-Mar-Va Depression Glass Club’s 73rd semiannual fall show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 at Duval High School, 9880 Good Luck Road, Lanham. Glass identification will b performed by club members. Limit three pieces. Admission is $4. Call 301-565-2361; TTY 410-263-4192.

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.