Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Landover

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Meetings around town

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

Thursday, Feb. 7

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.

A movie, snack and memorabilia will be featured for ages 10 to 12 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in 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.

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.

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. 8

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.

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 Friday, Monday and Wednesday at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Call 301-583-2550; 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.

Find out if you have what it takes to become a world class athlete in a program for ages 10 to 17 held Fridays in February from 7 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale and Glenarden⁄Theresa Banks Complex, 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden. Meet Prince George’s county black athletes who have achieved their athletic goals by reaching the NFL, NBA, Olympics and college level sports. Transportation will be provided between the two centers. Free with center identification. Call 31-772-3151 or 301-352-8983; TTY 301-218-6768.

A Valentine swim will be held 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Glenarden⁄Theresa Banks Complex, 8615-A McLain Ave. Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost for residents is $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors; others $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. 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. 9

GED preparation in math will be held for ages 17 and older 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. from Feb. 9 to 23 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. The cost is $38 impact area, $50 residents; $60 others. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

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 African quilting workshop for ages 12 and older will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant. The Daughters of Dorcas will talk about the history of African quilting. Participants must bring their own sewing machine. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 for residents, $24 others. Call 301-773-8881; TTY 301-218-6768.

Happily Ever After: Tales for Every Child will be shown 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. at Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Road, Landover. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others. Call 301-773-5665; TTY 301-218-6768.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 10

A genealogy workshop for all ages will be held 2 to 4 p.m. at Glenarden⁄Theresa Banks Complex, 8615 McLain Ave. Learn techniques to research family histories. Registration is required by Feb. 7. Call 301-772-3151; 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.

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. 11

The Platinum Series for Seniors will show the movie ‘‘Georgia Rule” at 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.

A Black history magic show for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. Call 301-736-5355; TTY 301-218-6768.

An advanced MS PowerPoint 2000 class will be held for ages 18 and older 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. The cost is $30 for impact area, $40 resident; $48 others. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

Beginning sewing for ages 18 and older will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb 11 through March 3 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. The cost is $35 for impact area, $52 resident; $65 others. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

Tuesday, Feb 12

Prince George’s County Public Schools and Offices closed for the Presidential Primary Election.

Computer skills class for ages 60 and older will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. The cost is $38 for impact area, $50 resident; $60 others. Call 301-583-2400; TTY 301-583-2483.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

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.

Black history arts and crafts and a trivia contest will be held for ages 4 to 6 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights. Call 301-736-5355; TTY 301-218-6768.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1122 will meet 1:30 p.m. at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway. Call 301-937-7987.

Learn about black history groundbreakers like Jackie Robinson, Oprah Winfrey and Jesse Owens during an interactive afternoon for ages 6 to 12 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Peppermill Community Center 610 Hill Road, Landover. Call 301-350-8410; TTY 301-218-6768.

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.

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. 14

A sweetheart tea and fashion show will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evelyn Cole Senior Center, 5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant. Reservations are required. The cost is $5 for residents; $6 others. Call 301-386-5525; TTY 301-218-6768.

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 hold 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.

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.