Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Lanham

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Meetings around town

The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, at the chamber office, 4640 Forbes Blvd., suite 130 Lanham. Call 301-731-5000.

Thursday, Feb. 7

The Northern Prince George’s County Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc. conducts a support⁄playgroup every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, Visit www.mochamomsnpgc.org,membership@mochamomsnpgc.org.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 9

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.

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

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 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.

Monday, Feb.11

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.

The Natural Outdoor Hazards Program is held Mondays through Fridays by appointment out of the Park Ranger Office at 14955 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Teachers can schedule rangers to visit their classroom and provide students in grades 3 through 6 with valuable information about stinging insects, poisonous plants, venomous snakes and other natural outdoor hazards via a one-hour, interactive slide presentation. Reservations are required, and there is no cost. Call 301-627-7755; TTY 301-699-2544.

Park Rangers will visit classrooms and present their version of the game show ‘‘Jeopardy” by appointment Mondays through Fridays for grades 3 through 8. Contact the Park Rangers office at 14955 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Call 301-627-7755; TTY 301-699-2544.

Safety Baseball will be taught through a 45 minute interactive game for Grades 1 through Mondays through Fridays. Reservations required for this free program. Contact the Park Rangers office at 14955 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. Call 301-627-7755; TTY 301-699-2544.

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is bringing a spring break camp opportunity to all non-Girl Scouts in kindergarten through sixth grade 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. The deadline to register has been extended to Feb. 11. Visit www.campsomd.org⁄pgspring-fun.htm for more details or call 301-449-5690, Ext. 21

Tuesday, Feb 12

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.

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. 13

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. 14

A free playroom for ages 5 and younger is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Upper Marlboro Community Center, 5400 Marlboro Racetrack Road, Upper Marlboro. Call 301-627-2828.

The Northern Prince George’s County Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc. conducts a support⁄playgroup every Thursday from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, Visit www.mochamomsnpgc.org, membership@mochamomsnpgc.org.

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 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 Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce will hold a Small and Minority Business Committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at the chamber office, 4640 Forbes Blvd., Suite 130, Lanham. Call 301-731-5000.

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 black Greek fraternity step show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at Kettering⁄Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro. The cost is $2 for residents; $3 others. Call 301-390-8390; TTY 301-218-6768.

A free support group for people with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and their families will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in the DSE conference room, fifth floor, Doctor’s Community Hospital, 8118 Good Luck Road, Lanham. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month. To register, call 703-960-1100, Ext, 231.

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.