CommunityCalendar
Oct. 7, 2004




Thursday, Oct. 7

Computer Classes will begin on Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 11700 Old Fort Road, Fort Washington. Register now for classes in October, November, and December. Courses include Basic Computer Concepts, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, Introduction to Internet and Troubleshooting and PC Repair. Registration Fee is $25 per course. Students and seniors are exempt. For details call 301-248-6465.

The Fort Washington Charter Chapter of the American Business Womens Association is holding its annual Dinner Scholarship Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 13 at Martin Crosswind in Greenbelt. Cost $50 per person. Proceeds allow the organization to continue to give scholarships to deserving students in Prince George's County, Maryland. For tickets, call M. Jackson at 301-292-2815 or e mail at MirindaJackson@aol.com

Arthritis exercise is offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Colony South Fitness and Sports Club, 7401 Surratts Road, Clinton. This program is for individuals who suffer from the disease or those who desire a supervised, low impact, muscle conditioning class. There is a fee. Call 301-877-4806.

Tours of the Surratt House Museum are held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. Fee: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for ages 5 to 18, and free for ages 4 and younger. Call 301-868-1121.

Blood pressure screenings are offered on a walk-in basis from noon to 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Southern Maryland Hospital Center Solarium, 7503 Surratts Road, Clinton. Call 301-877-5700.

Square dancing is offered in Room K-101 and Bid Whist is played in Room B-91 on Thursdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. Call 301-449-0490.

Bingo is held Thursday evenings at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9619, 6527 Suitland Road, Morningside. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird games begin at 7 p.m. and regular games begin at 8 p.m. There is a guaranteed jackpot of $700 each week. Call 301-735-5290.

The Prince George's County Crime Solvers is holding, A Night at the Races and Silent Auction at Rosecroft Racetrack Clubhouse, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington. Appetizers will be held at 6:30 p.m., the first race will be held at 7:20 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per person; $500 for a table of ten and a corporate sponsorship is $700. Individual race sponsorship is $125. Proceeds to benefit the Prince George's Crime Solvers, Inc. which pays cash rewards to help the Prince George's County Police Solve Crimes. For tickets or information, call Corporal Diane Richardson at 301-772-4771.

Bingo is held at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department every Thursday at 7 p.m. No one younger than 16 years of age permitted. Call 301-283-4456.

Drop-in co-ed volleyball, for ages 18 and older, is open on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine. Admission is free with center ID. Call 301-888-1500.

Friday, Oct. 8

Bingo is played on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room I-98 at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. The Inspirational Hour is from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room M-103. Polka dance is offered from 10 a.m. to noon in Room K-101. Call 301-449-0490.

Surratt House Museum tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. The cost is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors and $1 for ages 5 to 18 and free for ages 4 and younger. Call 301-868-1121.

A fitness class for senior citizens, "1, 2, 3, Exercise with Lee," meets from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. The cost is $5 per month. Call 301-449-0490.

The Xtreme Pre-teens program, for ages 8 to 11, meets on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Programs and activities include field trips, games, sports and parties. Participation is free with valid center ID. Call 301-567-6033.

The Xtreme Teens program offers activities every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the local community centers. Ages 12 to 17 can enjoy sports, trips, dances, and other activities. Most activities are free with a center ID; some trips and events have a nominal fee. Call 301-203-6000. Informacion en Español: 301-445-4509.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Retrace the escape route of John Wilkes Booth on a fully narrated bus tour from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. leaving from the Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. The cost is $50 per person and registration is required. Call 301-868-1121.

The Crescent Ridge Adult Day Health Center will hold a fall bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 7001 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill. Table space is limited rent space for $10. Call 301-577-1885; TTY 301-567-2458.

A nature outing to Partlet's Farm Festival will be held for ages 18 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton. See large collection of farm tools and tractors, historical demonstrations, refreshments and more. The cost is $5 for residents and $6 for others. Call 301-297-4575.

An Electric Football Club for ages 7 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stephen Decatur Community Center, 8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton. Call 301-297-4648; TTY 301-203-6030.

A fall colors hike for ages 4 and older will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton. Learn to identify autumn hued trees along the centers woodland trails. Reservations are required. The cost is $1 for residents; $2 for others. Call 301-297-4575.

A multicultural festival will be held for all ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hills Road. The festival includes fashion show , live entertainment and more. Call 301-894-6616; TTY 301-203-6030.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Tours of the Surratt House Museum are offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. The cost is $3 for adults; $2 for senior citizens; $1 for ages 5 to 18 and free for ages 4 and younger. Call 301-868-1121.

Bingo is held at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department every Sunday at 3 p.m. No one younger than 16 years of age permitted. Call 301-283-4456.

Monday, Oct. 11

The Brandywine Elementary School PTA will hold its annual fall Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Oct 11 through Oct. 18 at the school, 14101 Brandywine Road, Brandywine. There will also be sale hours from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 13. Credit cards will be accepted. Call Shelley Long at 301- 868-5816.

Drop-in dancing and bid whist for seniors, ages 50 and older, is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays at Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Enjoy recreational and leisure activities. Admission is free with valid center ID. Call 301-567-6033.

The Ping Pong Club meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. Drop in and play. Call 301-449-0490.

Men's Night basketball is held for ages 18 and older from 7 to 10 p.m. on Mondays at Baden Community Center, 3601 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine. Admission is free with center ID. Call 301-888-1500.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Bingo is played on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room G-96 at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. The Inspirational Hour is from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room C-92. Square/Round Dance is offered from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in Room K-101. Call 301-449-0490.

Arthritis exercise is offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Colony South Fitness and Sports Club, 7401 Surratts Road, Clinton. This program is for individuals who suffer from the disease or those who desire a supervised, low impact, muscle conditioning class. There is a fee. Call 301-877-4806.

Coping Skills Tool Box is held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Southern Maryland Hospital Center Library, 7503 Surratts Road, Clinton. Boost health-enhancing feelings of peace and calm, balance and relaxation and relieve the emotional distress of anger, anxiety, depression and sadness. Call 301-292-5650.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Hear Jack Stanton: All American perform at 10:30 am. at Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. The cost is $5 per person. Call 301-203-6070; TTY 301-203-3803.

A piano performance by Susan Duer will be held for ages 60 and older from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. Duer is the first forte pianist to win a solo recital fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Preregistration is required. The cost is $15 for residents; $18 for others. Call 301-449-00490; TTY 301-203-6030.

Bring your partner and play bid whist for ages 21 and older from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the William Beanes Community Center, 5108 Dianna Drive, Suitland. Call 301-568-7719.

Thursday Oct. 14

Square dancing is offered in Room K-101 and Bid Whist is played in Room B-91 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs. Call 301-449-0490.

Bingo is held Thursday evenings at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9619, 6527 Suitland Road, Morningside. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird games begin at 7 p.m. and regular games begin at 8 p.m. Call 301-735-5290.

Bingo is held at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department every Thursday at 7 p.m. No one younger than 16 years of age permitted. Call 301-283-4456.

The United States Air Force Chamber Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Harmony Hall Regional Center/John Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. Call 301-203-6070.

Community Matters

The Margaret A. Green Memorial annual Fund "Golfing for Asthma" Oct. 8 at the Marlborough Golf Club, 4750 Rodgers Blvd., Upper Marlboro. Registration begins at 8 a.m. shotgun start at 9 a.m. There is a special need for businesses or families to become hole sponsors for $100. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Contact Eugene Green at 301-292-1243 or Walter Ridley at 301-248-5979.

Albert R. Wynn (D.Dist. 4) will host the 10th Annual College Fair and Financial Aid Workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. Featuring over 140 colleges and universities, vocational schools, lending institutions and experts from the U.S. Department of Education and Maryland Higher Education Commission. Call 202-226-5627.