Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

College Park

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Meetings around town

A public hearing on Liquor License Renewals will be held at 7 p.m. Monday 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. Wednesday at City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park. Call 301-864-8666.

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 visitcollegeparkaviationmuseum.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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 8

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.

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.

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.

Activities for members of Xtreme Teens age 13 to 17 will be held from 7 to 10 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.

West African Dance and Drumming sponsored by the College Park Arts Exchange will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park. The Cowrie Shells West African Dance and Drum Ensemble will lead this participatory drum circle. No complicated rhythms. Call 301-927-3013.

A Cheap Date Skate will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at Wells-Linson Complex, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Price includes skate rental. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others. Call 301-277-3717; TTY 301-445-4512.

Saturday, Feb. 9

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.

Valentine’s Day crafts and bingo for ages 6 to 12 will be held from1 to 2:30 p.m. at Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others. Call 301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512.

Sunday, Feb. 10

A family fun skate session is held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Up to four children receive free admission with a paying mom or dad. Skates not included. Call 301-277-3717.

A discussion and book signing of Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History by Von Hardesty will be held at 2 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Reservations are recommended. The cost is $4 for adults; $3 seniors and $2 for ages 18 and younger. Call 301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765.

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.

The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents ‘‘The Jester’s Box” for ages 3 and older from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free but registration is suggested due to space limitations. Call 301-927-3013.

Adult pick up hockey for ages 18 and older will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. You must wear full equipment, including full face mask or shield. The cost is $5 and goalies are free. Call 31-277-3717.

Monday, Feb. 11

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Prince George’s County Public Schools and offices are closed for the Maryland Presidential Primary Election.

A cardio workout will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday nights at the Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. This program is designed for the individual looking for a serious workout. Focus on increasing heart rate, muscle toning and strength. The drop in cost is $6 for residents; $8 others. Call 301-277-3717.

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 visit www.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. 13

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. 14

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 visitcollegeparkaviationmuseum.com.

The North College Park Citizens Association meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Ave. College Park. Call 301-864-8666.

The Lakeland Citizens Association meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave. Call 301-864-8666.

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

Upcoming events

A blood drive sponsored by Herbert Wells Ice Rink will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the rink, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Appointments are appreciated but walk ins are welcome. Call 301-277-3717.

The first Biz 2008 A Summit and Showcase for Young Entrepreneurs hosted by the Prince George’s Community Foundation and County Councilwoman Ingrid Turner (D) Dist. 4 will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at the Camelot, 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. Biz 2008 will include a Business Plan Competition offering scholarships, grant awards and potential internship opportunities to the winners. The deadline for high school and college students is Feb. 15. Call 301-952-3094.

The Gazette & The Star will be hosting the 2008 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee. The event will be held at the Gildenhorn Recital Hall at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland at 7 p.m. on March 14. This event is open to the public at no charge. The Spelling Bee is an academic competition that is open to all public, private and home taught seventh and eighth grade students in Prince George’s County. This is the eighth annual Spelling Bee for The Gazette.