Chelsea Wood condos elects Board of Directors
Chelsea Wood Condominiums held its annual meeting elections and elections of officers on April 8, 2009. The officers are: Peggy Smith, president; David M. Yoctorowic, vice president; Nancy Smith, secretary; Lori Sheppard, treasurer and Gwendolyn Benton, director.
Board meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at 8405 Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt. Owners and residents are welcome to attend.
Security Officer of the Year
Greenbelt Marriott Prevention Supervisor Jimmie Plummer of Fort Washington received the Security Officer of the Year Award from the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association for 2008.
Plummer manages security for the hotel, which includes looking after 18 floors, 284 recently renovated rooms, four suites and 14 meeting rooms.
Plummer has been at the Greenbelt Marriott for 16 years. In the past, he has worked in employee relations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Greenbelt resident graduates from Findlay
Adrianna Terrell, a 2005 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, will graduate from The University of Findlay on May 2. Terrell is expected to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese.
Terrell is the daughter of Greenbelt residents Kate and Alan Terrell.
Terrell's artwork was also on display until April 22 at The University of Findlay's 2009 Juried Student Art Exhibition, located in the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery inside the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. Only the best pieces were chosen to be included. Jim Fultz, adjunct art history professor at both Bluffton University and Owens Community College, was the guest judge.
The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio. The college has a total enrollment of approximately 4,400 full-time and part-time students from 40 states and more than 30 countries and territories. The University of Findlay has career-oriented programs in more than 60 majors and nine graduate and professional degrees.
World T'ai Chi and Qigong Day celebrations in Greenbelt
World T'ai Chi and Qigong Day is Saturday and Greenbelt will be celebrating the day with exercises and demonstrations from 9 to 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of the Community Center. Everyone is invited to see and learn the stretching and relaxation exercises of Qigong and observe and participate in the various demonstrations.
The event is hosted by Taj Johnson, Greenbelt Recreation Department's weekend tai chi instructor, and his Greenbelt students.
Event will be held at the Community Center lawn located at 15 Crescent Road, weather permitting. If weather not permitting, we'll be in the Community Center gym.
Astronomy Day from Howard B. Owens Science Center
The Howard B. Owens Science Center and the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt will host "Astronomy Day" for a family-oriented day filled with planetarium programs and activities from 1:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday May 2 at 9601 Greenbelt Road in Lanham. Safe solar observing with telescopes, weather permitting, will be available, as well as some after dark observing with telescopes. Admission is free and door prizes will be available.
For more information contact Russell Waugh, resource teacher, at 301-918-8750.
for The Devil's Christmas Card'
The OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company Inc. is accepting auditions for "The Devil's Christmas Carol,"
a musical written by and directed by Greenbelters. Positions are available for three males ages 25+ (1-2 tenor), one female age 15+, and two male or females ages 30+ (1 baritone). All rehearsals will take place at 2 Pinecrest Court in Greenbelt, which is convenient to Metro and Metrobus. The first reading is tentatively scheduled for Monday. To schedule an audition, contact Betsy Marks Delaney, director, at 301-922-1865. For more information, visit
Help U.S. troops around
the world by donating items
Through Maryland Day, which is April 25, Terp Vets and CIVICUS, a University of Maryland academic citation program centered around civil society, will be collecting donations for care packages to send to U.S. troops serving around the world.
There is a collection box in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union lobby across from the information desk. In addition, there is another outside the Terp Vets office (209D) in the Student Involvement Suite.
Suggestions for donation items include travel and full size hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, razors and deodorant. Other good items include baby powder, sun block, chapstick, bug spray, lotion, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, batteries, phone cards, books, magazines, cross-word puzzles, and Sudoku books. Snacks, such as beef jerky, snack crackers, packages of cookies, are also acceptable to donate but there can be nothing homemade.
During Maryland Day, there will be a table set up in Stamp where individuals can write a letter to service members expressing their feelings for our troops. They will also be collecting cash donations during Maryland Day to pay for the cost of shipping the items. Any excess funds that we have after shipping will be donated to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your time on Maryland Day, contact Terp Vets President Laurissa Flowers at LSwanson@umd.edu or Terp Vets VP Justin Payne at JPayne5@umd.edu.
Gamer Symphony Orchestra performs spring concert
The University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra, known for its classical interpretations of video game soundtracks, will perform at 3 p.m. on May 9 in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Dekelboum Concert Hall.
This will be the largest venue in GSO's three-year history. The hall seats 1,170 people, which is nearly double the Kay Theatre and the Memorial Chapel where GSO has performed in the past. As in the past, the concert will be free.
The orchestra will perform selections from "Halo," "Katamari Damacy," "Metal Gear Solid" and other popular games. GSO's members have arranged and adapted all the songs for the orchestra's 75 instrumentalists and 20 singers.
GSO is the first orchestra solely devoted to video game music at the collegiate level. It was founded in 2005 and works to establish video game music as a serious art form and bring orchestral music to new audiences.
Members of GSO participate in educational outreach to high school students, and even inspired a group of students at Magruder High School in Montgomery County to begin a gamer symphony orchestra of their own.
When not performing, GSO members organize yearly video game tournaments that raise money for Child's Play, a group that buys toys for hospitalized children. Their past three annual "Deathmatch for Charity" events have raised a combined $2,000.The orchestra's leaders have also participated in seminars promoting the academic study of video game music.
For more information and audio recordings, visit GSO's Web site at http://umd.gamersymphony.org/.
Party for Sen. Paul Pinksy
A number of local groups are hosting an event to celebrate the 23 years that Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Dist. 22) of University Park has served as an elected official.
The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Lustine Center and the Design Studio Art Gallery, located at 5710 and 5702 Baltimore Ave., in Hyattsville, respectively.
The event is open to all and will include live music, food, drink, a teen poetry slam and a roast of the senator. The Greenbelt West Residents Association, the Prince George's Green Power Coalition, the Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County and GreenVeganNetworking are sponsoring the event.
A day to reflect on loved ones lost to violence
Prince George's County will honor the 20th Annual Maryland Statewide Memorial Service for Crime Victims and Their Families with a victim's memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday at Largo's Prince George's Community College at 301 Largo Road. Similar services will be held throughout Maryland. The event is sponsored by the State's Attorney's offices in Baltimore City, Cecil, Frederick and Prince George's counties.
High Point High School Students to celebrate prom in style
Seniors at High Point High School in College Park and Northwestern High School in Hyattsville will bring in the upcoming prom season in style with the help of "Prom Angels Closet," a free event from Marriott's University of Maryland University College Inn and Conference Center.
"Prom Angels Closet" gave free shopping sprees and makeup tips on April 9. There were a total of 100 dresses and gowns, 17 tuxedos and 75 pairs of shoes from which to choose.
Associates of Marriott's UMUC Inn and Conference Center teamed up with employees at the University of Maryland University College to donate slightly used dresses, shoes, suites, ties and accessories to create a temporary formal wear store in the ballroom of the hotel. Students were able to "shop" for free and select clothing to wear at their upcoming prom. Young women were eligible to have experts provide makeup application tips.
All remaining clothing will be donated to Success in Style, an Ellicott City-based charity providing used clothing to at-risk women re-entering the work force.