Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Hyattsville

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Meetings around town

The Hyattsville City Council will hold a special city council meeting will be held 8 p.m. Monday at the municipal building, 4310 Gallatin St. 301-301-985-5000.

The Bladensburg Town Council will convene 7 p.m. Monday at the town hall, 4229 Edmonston Road. Call 301-927-7048.

The Edmonston Town Council will convene 7 p.m. Monday at town hall, 5005 52nd Ave. Call 301-699-8806.

The Cottage City Town Council will convene 8 p.m. Wednesday at town hall, 3820 40th Ave. Call 301-779-2161.

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.

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

Registration is under way for spring camps for ages 5 to 12 to be held 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,” a 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.

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.

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

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.

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 how to fly workshop to demonstrate the basics of aerodynamics for ages 6 to 12 will be held by members of the Black Pilots of America 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum. Reservations are required. Call 301-423-0505; TTY 301-203-6030.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 9

A birding bonanza to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will be held for ages 18 and older from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. leaving from Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 for residents; $12 others. Call 301-927-2163; TTY 301-699-2544.

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, Mount Rainier. 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.

Saturday morning at the movies, Vaudeville-style entertainment by the Kangaroo Kids, and movie ‘‘Jump In” will be held 11 a.m. at the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. The cost is $5 per person. Call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.

An indoor soccer clinic for ages 5 to 13 will be held 11 a.m. to noon at North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St. Reservations are required. Free with center identification. Call 301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512.

A Valentine’s Day card workshop for ages 8 to 16 will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave. Materials and guidance will be provided. Reservations are required by Feb. 8. The cost is free with center identification, $3 for residents; $4 others.

Taste pairings of European wines and period inspired dishes 2:30 p.m. at the Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park. Reservations are required. The cot is $30 for residents; $36 others. Call 301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544.

‘‘Veterans, Forever Soldiers,” a dinner and dance, hosted by Wishing Well, Inc. will be held 7:30 p.m. 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.

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. 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.

Sunday, Feb. 10

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

Monday, Feb. 11

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

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.

The Platinum Series for Seniors will show the movie ‘‘Georgia Rule” 11 a.m. at the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. The cost is $5 per person. Call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312.

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. 12

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

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 held10 a.m. at Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive,. Signup required one week in advance. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

Hands on History Program for ages 8 to 12 will be held 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park. Participants will make a variety of folk arts and crafts, play games, cook and make a toy. Preregistration is required for this program. The cost is $15 for residents; $18 others. Call 301-568-7719; TTY 301-203-6030.

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.

Hands on Nature: Amphibians Inside and Out for ages 8 to 12 will be held 1 to 3 p.m. at Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place. This science exploration is designed for home-school participants. Reservations required. The cost is $5 for residents; $6 others. Call 301-927-2163; TTY 301-699-2544.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

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.

A Valentine’s Day Red Hat Social will be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Wear your best red hat and celebrate the day with friends with music, dancing and refreshments. Call 301-408-7343

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

View Donald Conway’s traveling African-American memorabilia 3 to 5 p.m. at Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Call 301-408-4343; TTY 301-445-4512.

An African mask-making using raffia hair will be held for ages 5 to 13 6 to 8 p.m. at the Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive. Reservations required by Feb. 11. The cost is $3 for residents; $4 others. Call 31-445-4508; 301-445-4512.

Thursday, Feb. 14

The city of Hyattsville will host an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive 2 to 8 p.m. in the first floor multipurpose room at the Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment.

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

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.

Upcoming events

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. Contact Esther Mitchell at 301-423-4249 or e-mail emitpiano@aol.com.

The annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale, sponsored by Friends of Patuxent and scheduled for March 28 through 30, will be held this year at nearby Capitol College, Wiliam G. McGowan Academic Center, 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel. An artist reception will be held March 28. Tickets for the evening reception which includes a silent auction fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. are $30 per person advanced purchase or $35 at the door. Two or more tickets purchased before March 15 discounted. Visit www.friendspwrc.org or call 301-497-5789.

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.