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May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

M AY 2 019 F I T N E S S P R O G R A M S The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County

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Get Up & The Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, encourages residents to “live more, play more” by providing fun and diverse programs at our local community centers, parks, and facilities. During National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, this mission is especially important as we continue to support your path to wellness by offering a variety of FREE and low-cost fitness programs designed to help you get up & get fit! Nowadays, we are surrounded by new technology that keeps us glued to our screens. Typically, these innovations can make daily tasks quicker and easier. However, now people are spending more time sitting than ever before! So it should come as no surprise that many health experts describe sitting as the new smoking; excessive time on your bum can pose a serious threat to your health. Numerous studies indicate that sitting for more than three hours per day contributes to an increased risk for chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, obesity and even depression. Today chronic disease affects the health and wellbeing of over 40% of Americans, costing over 90% of the nation’s 3.3 trillion in annual healthcare expenditures. The Health & Wellness Team challenges you to move this May! Take the challenge and prove it by sending in your Healthy Selfie! (Please see the next page for more details about the Healthy Selfie Challenge). Whether it’s visiting the Get Fit Mobile Unit at one of our parks or taking a class at a community center or sports facility, this May is packed with opportunities to get up & get fit at little to no cost! Come discover all the ways you can “live more, play more” with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.

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HOW TO ENTER Note: By entering this contest and submitting your photo, you are consenting to have your photo and first name posted via Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County’s social media accounts to include but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

CHALLENGE

1. E  mail your photo(s) to Wellness@pgparks.com; please include the following in your email: a. First & last name b. Event information (as listed in this brochure) i. Name ii. Location iii. Time c. A  short description of your experience in the class or event (140 characters or less).

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! This year, the Health & Wellness team challenges you, your friends, and family to get up & get fit with a variety of FREE and low-cost fitness programs throughout the County! This month we invite you to participate in the Healthy Selfie Challenge for a chance to win Department of Parks and Recreation sponsored giveaways, gift certificates, and prizes! The more free and low-cost fitness activities you attend, and the more Healthy Selfies you submit, the more chances you have to win! THREE winners will be chosen.

2. Submission deadlines: No later than Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59 am. 3. C  hallenge entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

a. Does your Healthy Selfie show you engaged in physical activity? b. Is the appropriate event name/location/ time (as listed in this brochure) indicated with a short description of your experience? All contest winners will be announced via email by Monday, June 10, 2019. Winners will have until 4 pm on Friday, June 14 to pick up their prize. For more information about this challenge, please call 301-4466800 or send an email to Saxon.Henderson@pgparks.com.

Wednesday, May 1, 9:30-10:30 am

Wednesday, May 1, 12 noon-1 pm

Wednesday, May 1, 7-8:30 pm

Zumba® Gold Seniors

Tai Chi with Eric Jordan

Line Dance with Pat & Megan

Zumba® Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for those needing modifications in their exercise routine. Build cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with dance moves. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Drop by to learn and try this form of martial arts that promotes deep breathing and lowers blood pressure. Tai Chi also improves balance & stability by strengthening ankles & knees while enhancing mental capacity & concentration. Ages 50 & better; FREE

Take your line dance skills to the next level while sweating to the latest music. You’ll enjoy the workout with the Ladies of Line Dance! - Intermediate/Advance Level Ages: 13 & up; FREE

William Beanes Community Center 5108 Dianna Dr., Suitland 20746 301-568-7719

Wednesday, May 1, 10:30-11:30 am

Normal Mental Aging Workshop Learn from the experts at Senior Helpers of Silver Spring to recognize and understand the signs and progression of normal mental aging. Maximum 50 participants. Ages 55 & better; FREE Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737 PARKS DIRECT: BCC-SPEC-GA-20190501

College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-441-2647

Wednesday, May 1, 3-4 pm

Legends of Harlem Basketball Tournament Come recreate the magical moments of Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park. We will take the game of basketball to our outdoor court and have a head-to-head match-up. We will have coaches, refs and a halftime half-court challenge. Space is limited; register right away! Ages: 6-17; FREE North Brentwood Community Center 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood 20722 301-864-0756

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Marlow Heights Community Center 2800 St. Clair Dr., Temple Hills, 20748 301-423-0505

Thursday, May 2, 7-8 pm

Weight Loss through Weight Training Weight training isn’t just for people looking to bulk up and pack on muscle. Add a weighttraining regimen to your weight loss program and you’ll burn more fat, shape and tone your body, boost your metabolism, and build strength. Ages 18 & up; FREE Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-505-0896

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Sports, Health & Wellness Division, 7833 Walker Drive, Suite 430, Greenbelt, MD 20770 For more information visit pgparks.com, email wellness@pgparks.com, or call 301-446-6800; TTY 301-699-2544. MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2019



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Saturday, May 4, 10-11 am

Mommy & Me Yoga Connect with your child through yoga! Bond with your baby and other parents in this peaceful, purposeful class. Provide a head start on a healthy lifestyle for your little one and jump start your own journey of vitality. Increase your child’s independence, mobility, motor development, and muscle strength. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that is 18 years of age or older. Ages 0-5 Fee: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8 Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Saturday, May 4, 10 am-12 noon

Family Fun Run Celebrate spring’s arrival with our Family Fun Run on the beautiful Henson Creek Trail. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a morning of health, wellness, and quality time together. No pre-registration is required. All ages; FREE Tucker Road Community Center 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-248-4404

Friday, May 3, 10:30 am-2 pm

Dance-A-Thon Dance roll call! Put on your dancing shoes and bring your best moves when your favorite dance is called! Get ready to show up & show out! Nate-D-Skate will ROCK THE HOUSE! Refreshments will be served. Ages 60 & better; FREE Langley Park Senior Activity Center 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville 20783 301-408-4343

Saturdays, May 4-25, 9 am-3 pm

Lace Up and Shape Up Enjoy Zumba®, hand dance, step aerobics, tots sports, archery, and other demonstrations at this drop-in fitness program. No class registration is required – simply show up and shape up! Try out the fitness center between 9 am and 11 am with hands-on demonstrations on the proper use of equipment. Not a member? No problem – it’s not required. Simply bring a towel and bottled water. All ages; FREE Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

Saturday, May 4, 9 am-1 pm

Fitness-A-Thon Come check out special group exercise classes and workshops! Activities are available for most age groups. Ages 5 & up; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex – Field House 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2400

Saturday, May 4, 9 am-1 pm

Fitness Center Open House Residents are encouraged to come work out in the fitness center. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Saturday, May 4, 11 am-12:30 pm

Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing In this workshop, we will use breath work, poses, mindfulness techniques, and writing exercises to connect with our body, mind, and spirit. Bring a yoga mat, pen, and your favorite notebook. Wear comfortable clothing. Ages 18 & up; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Saturday, May 4, 12 noon-12:45 pm

Aqua Fusion Class

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover, 20785 301-583-2400

Bring the family out for fun and fitness in the pool. Ages 12 & up; FREE

Saturday, May 4, 9:30-11:30 am

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2400

Nature Hike Join a Naturalist on a guided woodland nature hike. Topics vary but coincide with the season. Meet at the Visitors Center. All ages; FREE Patuxent River Park 16000 Croom Airport Rd. Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-6074

Saturday, May 4, 1:30-2:30 pm

Tumbling Workshop Do your children have energy to burn? Bring them to our open play gymnastics workshops! Children can jump, swing, and bounce in our safe and fun gymnastics facility. Ages 5-18; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover, 20785 301-583-2400

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5K for KIDS TO CAMP

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail | 7200 Harborview Ave. | Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Saturday, May 4, 2019 A portion of the proceeds will support M-NCPPC’s Kids to Camp campaign, which provides accessible day camp experiences for children in Prince George’s County.

Registration fee by March 31 Registration fee April 1 - May 2 M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation On-site registration

AT NATIONAL $15 $20 HARBOR $25

Woodrow Wilson Bridge On-site registration the dayTrail of the race will be from 6:30 am-7:30 am. The race begins at 8 am. 7200 Harborview Ave. | Oxon Hill, MD 20745

To learn more, visit pgparks.com. To register, visit pgparksdirect.com > scroll down and select “Ticketing” > search “Healthy Trails” > select the “add to cart” button or the plus sign (+) symbol > log in or select “Continue as a Guest” and proceed with check out. A portion of the proceeds For will support M-NCPPC’s to Camp assistance with registration, contactKids the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-2255. campaign, which provides accessible day camp experiences for children in Prince George’s County. A performance t-shirt is included for all pre-registered participants. Participants must be present on race day to receive a performance t-shirt. If quantities remain, performance Registration fee April 1 - May 2 $20 t-shirts will be available for on-site race day registrants on a first-come, first-registered basis. On-site registration $25

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Contact: 301-446-6800 | TTY 301-699-2544 | wellness@pgparks.com On-site registration the day of the race will be from 6:30 am-7:30 am. This event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. The race begins at 8 am.

Please call 301-927-0822 for weather-related cancellations.

Our staff has access to an interpretation service and can help in over 150 languages.

To learn more, visit pgparks.com. To register, visit pgparksdirect.com > scroll down and select “Ticketing” Please ask for assistance when you call or visit us. > search “Healthy Trails” > Select the “add to cart” button or the plus sign (+) symbol > Log in or select “Continue as The a Guest” and proceed with check out. For assistance with Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports theregistration, participation contact the Customer Service Help Desk at with 301-699-2255. of individuals disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

A performance t-shirt is included for all pre-registered participants. Participants must be present on race day to receive a performance t-shirt.County If quantities performance t-shirts will be available for on-site Prince George’s Publicremain, Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or arecommending the activities announced in this flyer/material. race day registrants on first-come, first-registered basis. Contact 301-446-6800 | TTY 301-699-2544 | wellness@pgparks.com Find us on Facebook Badge

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Monday, May 6-Friday, May 10, 9 am-9 pm & Saturday, May 11, 9 am-5 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 10-11 am

Free Fitness Room

This low impact water-based exercise class increases range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health through joint protection. Ages 50 & better; FREE

Join us as we open our fitness room doors to you FREE of charge! Take time out of your busy schedule to stop by and burn a few calories. Please note: a photo ID must be provided to gain access to the fitness room. Ages 18 & up; FREE Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-505-0896

Monday, May 6, 10:30-11:15 am

Chair Fitness Join in on a chair-based fitness class designed especially for seniors that use mobility devices including canes, walkers, and relators. This class includes stretching and range of motion exercises. Ages 60 & better; FREE Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant 20743 301-386-5525

Saturday, May 4, 1:30-3 pm

CrossFit® Game Day Join in on fun CrossFit® games for kids while learning important facts about physical fitness. Ages 7-15; FREE South Bowie Community Center 1717 Pittsfield Ln., Bowie 20716 301-249-1622 PARKS DIRECT: BCC-SPEC-GA-20190504A

Sunday, May 5, 9 am-12 noon

Cycling with Nature

Monday, May 6, 7-8 pm

Aqua Challenge Enjoy an invigorating shallow water workout to music using equipment. This class is a good core workout for all fitness levels! All ages; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Aqua Arthritis

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Tuesday, May 7, 11 am-12 noon

Fitness Workshop Participating in a balanced fitness program contributes to your well-being at every age. Regular exercise can help control your blood pressure, body weight, and cholesterol levels. Come use fitness equipment with demonstrations on correct form and technique. Challenge yourself to learn something new! Ages 50 & better; FREE Westphalia Community Center 8900 Westphalia Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-516-5300

Tuesday, May 7, 3-5 pm

52 Pickup Come test your physical fitness by attempting this workout inspired by the classic practical joke! Pick a card from the deck; each suit represents a different type of exercise! Ages 6-12; FREE Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-390-8390

Enjoy a naturalist-led leisurely bike ride through the Critical Area Driving Tour that winds itself through multiple habitats. There will be opportunities to stop and explore if desired. Bicycles and helmets provided. Meet at Selby’s Landing. Ages 15 & up Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 Patuxent River Park 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-6074 PARKS DIRECT: 22652-261A

Monday May 6, 9-10:30 am

Senior Line Dance with Pat Enjoy a line dance workout with Pat as she takes you through your favorite line dances and shows you all the new ones. Ages 60 & better; FREE Temple Hills Community Center 5300 Temple Hills Rd., Temple Hills 20748 301-894-6616

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Tuesdays, May 7 & May 14, 6:30-7:15 pm

Deep Water Aerobics A challenging class done in deep water! Using ankle cuffs and dumbbells, this cardioworkout is designed to sculpt your abs, glutes, and legs like never before. Limited to 25 participants. Ages 14 & up; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853 9115

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8:00 pm

Let’s Play Ball! Come out and fall in love with the game of baseball. Kids will get to hit, pitch, and run using a plastic bat and ball. All participants will receive a gift for participating. Ages 5-12; FREE Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency La., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

Tuesday, May 7, 7-8:30 pm

Belly Dance Workshop with Camila Karam Transform yourself with the healing benefits of the art of belly dance. Discover selfawareness and expression, at a fun and enlightening class that includes intricate and dynamic hip movements, beautiful hand and arm movements, taqsims (slow dancing), how to play the finger cymbals (zils), floor work, and abdominal rolls. Free parking is available in lot “1B” and “Z”; garage parking is $3/hr. Ages 18 & up; FREE Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center- Prince George’s County Room 8270 Alumni Dr., College Park 20742 301-446-3232

Tuesdays, May 7 & May 14, 7:30-8:15 pm

Shallow Water Aerobics This class is designed to give you a great cardio and toning workout while using various types of resistance equipment to strengthen muscles. Limited to 40 participants. Ages 14 & up; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853 9115

Wednesday, May 8, 12 noon-2 pm

Pickleball Try out pickleball, which is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping-pong, and racquetball. Ages 50 & better; FREE w/ a center ID College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-441-2647

Wednesday, May 8, 1:15-2:15 pm

Thursdays, May 9 & May 16, 6:30-7:15 pm

Rhythms of Zumba®

Deep Water Aerobics

Exercise to Latin music and rhythms combining fitness and dance. Fast moving and fun, Zumba® gets your metabolism up! All ages; FREE

A challenging class done in deep water! Using ankle cuffs and dumbbells, this cardioworkout is designed to sculpt your abs, glutes, and legs like never before. Limited to 25 participants. Ages 14 & up; FREE

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Wednesday, May 8 & 15, 6:30-7:45 pm

Kick Boxing Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a champion punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Bring your own gloves! All ages; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853 9115

Thursday, May 9, 7:15-8:15 pm

Shallow Water Aerobics This shallow water aerobics class provides a great cardiovascular workout in four feet of water while minimizing knee, ankle, and hip stress. All ages; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060 MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2019



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Fitness in the Parks is a FREE exercise program that brings a variety of fitness opportunities to parks and natural areas across Prince George’s County! We invite you to find the class that best suits your fitness goals and to come discover the benefits of exercising in nature. No registration required. Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20, 8:30-9:30 am

Family Yoga Enjoy quality family time through the movements of yoga. Build strength, relieve stress, improve flexibility, and maintain health and overall wellbeing. Great for homeschoolers! Level: All Ages 6 & up; FREE Tucker Road Athletic Complex (Near the ballfields) 1770 Tucker Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-203-6017

Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20, 8:30-9:30 am

Tai Chi Tai Chi promotes serenity, balance, and flexibility through gentle flowing movements. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE Walker Mill Regional Park (Near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747 301-218-6700

Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20, 6:30-7:30 pm

Sculpt & Tone Achieve a defined and toned body using free weights, resistance bands, and more! This class helps to build lean muscle and increase total body strength. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, & 21, 8-9 am

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, 8:30-9:30 am

Pound® Fitness

Urban Line Dancing

Pound® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, sweatdripping fun of playing the drums. Drumsticks provided at each class while supplies last. Great for homeschoolers! Level: All Ages 13 & up; FREE

A fun, easy-to-follow, choreographed dance workout that increases your heart rate, burns calories, and improves coordination. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE

Watkins Regional Park (Near the Nature Center) 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 8:30-9:30 am

AM Sweatshop Come and join us for a high intensity, personal training style workout specifically designed to build strength and increase endurance. Level: Intermediate-Advanced Ages 18 & up; FREE

Kentland Community Center (Located on the outdoor basketball court) 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-446-6800

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, 6:30-7:30 pm

Family Zumba® Dance your way into fitness with a Family Zumba® class! This class brings together all members of your family for fun and easy-tofollow dance moves to upbeat music! Level: All Ages 6 & up; FREE

Tucker Road Athletic Complex (Near the ballfields) 1770 Tucker Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-203-6017

Hillcrest Heights Community Center (Located on the tennis court) 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-505-0897

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10-11 am

Tai Chi Tai Chi promotes serenity, balance, and flexibility through gentle flowing movements. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE Walker Mill Regional Park (Near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747 301-218-6700

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 6:30-7:30 pm

Boot Camp

Family Yoga Enjoy quality family time through the movements of yoga. Build strength, relieve stress, improve flexibility, and maintain health and overall well-being. Level: All Ages 6 & up; FREE Acredale Park (Near the dog park) 4200 Metzerott Rd., College Park 20740 301-446-6800

Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10-11 am

P ar ks Sasscer Field (Located on the track) 14201 School Ln., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-446-6800

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, & 21, 7:15-8:15 am

Trail Fitness

Take part in this exciting exercise class where the trail is your personal outdoor gym. Use fitness equipment along the trail to get a balanced workout and total body conditioning. Level: Intermediate Ages 18 & up; FREE Little Paint Branch Park (Located at the Beltsville CC trail entrance) 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-446-6800

This full body workout incorporates different types of equipment to improve cardiovascular health and strengthen your muscles. Level: Intermediate-Advanced Ages 18 & up; FREE Watkins Regional Park (Near the Nature Center) 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, 7-8 am

Meditation

Achieve a greater sense of awareness, and a deeper sense of relaxation. Come join us for this age old practice and take a moment to escape from the world. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE

Fairwood Amphitheater (Located at the Amphitheater) 12390 Fairwood Pkwy., Bowie 20720 301-446-6800

Stretching Fore! Golfers

Learn a variety of stretches to loosen up before a day on the golf course. Increase flexibility and balance to play your best game. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE Paint Branch Golf Complex (Near putting area) 4690 University Blvd., College Park 20740 301-935-0330

For more information, visit pgparks.com or call 301-446-6845; TTY 301-699-2544. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Please call 301-927-0822 for weatherrelated cancellations.


Thursdays, May 9 & May 16, 7:30-8:15 pm

Hydro Spin This challenging aerobic and anaerobic workout utilizes stationary bikes in the water with tension settings that allow you to work at your fitness level while strengthening and toning your hamstrings, glutes, and inner thighs. Please note: aqua gym shoes are required for this class. Limited to 25 participants. Ages 18 & up; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853 9115

Thursday, May 9, 7:30-8:30 pm

Line Dancing Learn the latest line dance styles by moving your body to get fit and in shape. Ages 13 & up; FREE Potomac Landing Community Center 12500 Washington Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-292-9191

Friday, May 10, 12 noon-5 pm

Blood Drive Giving blood can save a life! Join us as we host a blood drive to support the American Red Cross. Please call to schedule your time to donate by Friday, May 3. Ages 18 & up; FREE (by appointment only) Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Friday, May 10, 4-5 pm

Fun Run or Fit Walk Join the Baden Kids Care Team for a fun run or a fit walk around the grounds of the Baden Complex. How far will you go? Snacks and family tips for doing your healthy best will be a part of this fun afternoon. Parents are encouraged to join, too! Ages 4-12; FREE Baden Community Center 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd. Brandywine 20613 301-888-1500

Friday, May 10, 7-8 pm

Hydro-Pilates™ Hydro-Pilates™ exercises consist of non-impact strengthening and stretching movements that require precise breathing and muscle control. Join us for this excellent water workout that enhances muscle strength, improves posture, relaxes the mind, and relieves stress. All ages; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Saturday, May 11, 8 am-1 pm

Saturday, May 11, 10 am-12 noon

Basketball Clinic

Park Ranger Biking Program

This free basketball clinic focuses on individual skill development, the importance of fundamentals, and the development of a healthy team attitude. Participants should bring a lunch and bottled water. Advance registration is required. Ages 5-7; FREE

Enjoy a nice, easy paced, bike ride with a Park Ranger. Bring your own bike, helmet, snack, and water. Please dress appropriately for the weather; bike must be in good working order. Note: Advance registration is required. If you would like to participate but do not have access to a bike, please call at least a week prior to the event to reserve a bicycle for the activity. Ages 13 & up (Ages 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.); FREE

Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621 PARKS DIRECT: 27627-287A

Saturday, May 11, 9-10 am

Deep Water Aerobics Experience a non-impact aerobic workout in 9 to 13 feet of water. Swimming experience is not required as a flotation belt is worn around the waist. This class helps tone the tummy, thighs, glutes, and upper body. All ages; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Saturday, May 11, 10-11 am

Family Discovery Hike Join a naturalist and enjoy a seasonal hike looking for wildlife and plant life. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Registration is limited. Ages 4 & up Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4

Patuxent River Park 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-7755 PARKS DIRECT: 17458-259B

Saturday, May 11, 10 am-2 pm

Health & Wellness Fair All ages are invited to come out and receive valuable information about living a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle. A variety of vendors will be on site to pass out some great information, and provide amazing demos and tons of fun activities for everyone. All ages; FREE Deerfield Run Community Center 13000 Laurel Bowie Rd., Laurel 20708 301-953-7882

Watkins Nature Center 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6702 PARKS DIRECT: 22604-288C MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2019



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Growing a Healthier Community Through M-NCPPC Shared Gardens

COMMUNITY Community gardens, which are shared plots of land where individuals or groups of people gather to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, are spreading across the nation in urban and suburban areas. If you’ve ever been a part of one, you’ll know why. The enrichment that comes from connecting people to a common good, along with time in nature and growing nutritious food, helps to build a stronger sense of community – an opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and needs to interact with each other and learn from one another. M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County is aware of the value these shared gardens have in the community and has made it its mission to provide them to people of all ages and abilities. Continue reading to learn more about our garden plots in the County.

gardening Community Gardens

Where Communities and Food Come Together.

Community gardens are located on land that is divided into different plots for individual and family use. Generally, gardeners prepare, plant, and harvest from their own plots. The Department has four community gardens sites (with a total of 132 individual plots) with water connections available for rental. The plots range in size from 10’x20’ to 25’x30’ and range in price from $30 to $55 per plot. Current sites include: CHERRY HILL (no water provided) 9301 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park 20740 OLD LANDOVER HILLS 6424 Old Landover Rd., Landover 20785 PRINCE GEORGE’S SPORTS & LEARNING COMPLEX 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 WALKER MILL 8000 Walker Mill Rd., Capitol Heights 20743

Would you like to be a part of an M-NCPPC community garden? Reserve one today! The growing season takes place from March 1 through December 1. Rentals are available online or in person at the Parks Permits Office. For details, visit pgparks.com and type in “Community Garden Plots” in the search box.


Youth Gardens

Planting a seed that will last a lifetime. The Department of Parks and Recreation has seven youth gardens at community centers throughout the County. These gardens are used to teach kids how to plant, grow, and harvest their own vegetables. The gardens also contain pollinator plants that are used to teach kids the importance of pollinators and their role in the food chain. Gardening programs, which are taught weekly by Park Rangers and community center staff, include lessons about the plant cycle, plant maintenance and care, nutrition, and healthy eating. Youth gardens sites range from four to eight beds and beds are typically 4’x12’. Current locations include: GLENN DALE COMMUNITY CENTER 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd. (Route 193), Glenn Dale 20769 HILLCREST HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills 20748 HUNTINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER 13022 8th St., Bowie 20720

Multi-generational Garden John E. Howard Senior Activity Center in Capitol Heights is a home to a garden that is used by community members of all ages. The five garden beds were constructed twice as tall as normal raised beds so that they could be more easily accessible to persons with disabilities and in wheelchairs. Those interested in using the multi-generational garden can call center staff at 301-735-2400.

Pollinator Meadows Pollinator meadows are large pollinator habitats that feature a variety of native wildflowers and grasses. These meadows provide food and shelter for beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife. The Department is in the process of converting 15 acres of land into pollinator specific habitat this year. Below are the sites and acreage being seeded with a Xerces Mid-Atlantic pollinator mix to be converted into pollinator meadows. .

LANGLEY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville 20783

RIVERVIEW PROPERTY (Fort Washington) – 5 acres

SOUTH BOWIE COMMUNITY CENTER 1717 Pittsfield Ln., Bowie 20716

PATUXENT RIVER PARK AT NOTTINGHAM RD. (Upper Marlboro) – 2.5 acres

SUITLAND COMMUNITY CENTER 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747

PATUXENT RIVER PARK AT DUVAL RD. (Upper Marlboro) – 1 acre

VANSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705

WATKINS REGIONAL PARK (Upper Marlboro) – 2 acres

In the fall and spring months, Kids’ Care programs utilize the gardens to grow beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, collards, lettuce, kale, radishes, spinach, and Swiss chard. In the summer months, summer camp participants are out growing beans, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers, tomatoes, and watermelons. Using the fresh produce grown in the gardens, kids are able to take part in cooking demonstrations that teach them how to make recipes such as smoothies, kale chips, and cooked greens.

PLEASANT HILLS (Upper Marlboro) – 5 acres

Want to attract pollinators to your garden? Here are a few tips: • PLANT NATIVE PLANTS. They are adapted to local conditions and pollinators benefit more from these food sources. • AVOID PLANTING NON-NATIVE, INVASIVE PLANTS. • AVOID USING PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES.

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DINE, LEARN, & Move 2019

FREREESSURE

DP BLOO EENINGS SCR

at Suitland Community Center

5600 Regency Lane, Forestville 20747 • 301-736-3518

Get active, spend time with others, and learn simple, everyday tips for healthy meal choices with Dine, Learn & Move at Suitland Community Center. This program is presented to you in partnership with Suburban Hospital and Prince George’s County Health Department. • Enjoy step-by-step live cooking demonstrations with a Registered Dietician • Sample FREE food and new recipes to take home • Participate in interactive and informative nutrition discussions • Learn fun and easy exercises to keep you active for life This is a FREE program; no registration is required. All ages are welcome. (Children ages 13 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Wednesday, May 22, 6-8 pm Low Pressure, High Fitness May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! It’s also National Blood Pressure Awareness month. So let’s bring the two together and explore how we can make smart fitness and food choices to keep our blood pressure low and our spirits high with physical activity. For more information go to pgparks.com; for specific program information call 301-446-6800; TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail Saxon.Henderson@pgparks.com.

pgparks.com

Saturday, May 11, 10 am-3 pm

Saturday, May 11, 10:30-11:30 am

Saturday, May 11, 11 am-12:30 pm

Fitness Open House

Women’s Zumba®

The Art of Yoga

Come in and see what makes our center one of your best fitness options! Partake in fitness demonstration classes, for new participants ONLY; also enjoy giveaways and healthy snacks. All ages; FREE

Join in on a free Zumba® class for women to help improve your physical fitness! Enjoy dancing along to high-energy music for a vigorous and effective workout. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-864-1611

North Forestville Community Center 2311 Ritchie Rd., Forestville 20747 301-350-8660

Enjoy a yoga class in the beautiful galleries of Montpelier Arts Center. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Following the class, explore the art exhibitions in the galleries and discover the gorgeous grounds of Montpelier. Ages 18 & up; FREE

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Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


TIER ONE PROGRAMING Junior Golf Clinics for Ages 7-17 These 1-hour FREE clinics, conducted by our certified PGA and USGTF professionals, are a fun and affordable way to introduce the basics of golf and are offered the first Saturday of each month (AprilOctober) at any of our three M-NCPPC golf courses. For more information and/or to register, please call the Pro Shop at any of the golf courses listed below:

Enterprise Golf Course 2802 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 • 301-249-2040

Henson Creek Golf Course 1641 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 • 301-567-4646

Paint Branch Golf Complex 4690 University Blvd., College Park 20740 • 301-935-0330

Saturday, May 11, 11 am-1 pm

Saturday, May 11, 2-4 pm

Sunday, May 12, 2-4 pm

Pick-up Volleyball

Meditative Painting

Archery

There is no better way to bond than a friendly game of volleyball. Bring your family and friends out for an opportunity to burn some calories and meet new people. Enjoy healthy snacks and free giveaways while supplies last. Call to register by May 4. Ages 10 & up; FREE

Learn the power and impact of color on your mood. After a brief overview of color and its mood associations you will be free to create a meditative painting using different brushes, textures and patterns in a relaxing manner. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Learn the basics of archery with a Park Ranger and access your inner Robin Hood! Enjoy yourself by tapping into a skill that has been used for centuries by different cultures all over the world. Ages 10 & up Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7

Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-749-4160

Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood 20722 301-227-2863

Adelphi Manor Community Park – Archery Range 8000 W Park Dr., Adelphi 20783 301-627-7755 PARKS DIRECT: 22601-259C

Saturday, May 11, 1-2:30 pm

Parkour in the Parks Come learn to jump, climb, balance, vault over objects, and play a few cool games with the Park Rangers and their mobile obstacle kit. This is led by an American Parkour Certified Instructor. Ages 8-17; Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-532-2001 PARKS DIRECT: 17657-259B

Saturday, May 11, 2:30-4 pm

Parkour in the Parks Come learn to jump, climb, balance, vault over objects, and play a few cool games with the Park Rangers and their mobile obstacle kit. This event is led by an American Parkour Certified Instructor. Ages 18 & up Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-532-2001 PARKS DIRECT: 17480-259E

Sunday, May 12, 2-4 pm

Fitness Day Aerobics & Yoga Let us give your fitness regimen a jumpstart. Drinks and some healthy snacks will be provided. Ages 18 & up; FREE Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville MD 20747 301-736-3518

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Monday, May 13, 8:30-10:30 am

Line Dance & Hand Dance Come out, enjoy the music, and learn the latest line and hand dance steps. Don’t forget to bring your most comfortable dancing shoes! Ages 18 & up; FREE Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-3151

Monday, May 13, 10:30-11:30 am

Weight Training Join in on a weight training class specifically designed for seniors. It includes stretching, warm-up, dumbbell, cardio, and medicine ball exercises. Space is limited. Ages 60 & better; FREE John E Howard Senior Activity Center 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights 20743 301-735-2400

Monday, May 13, 11 am-12 noon

Chair Aerobics: Strength All are welcome to come out for a great and fun workout! Enjoy listening to music while building strength with this heart-pumping chair workout. Please bring a water bottle and towel. Ages 18 & up; FREE Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-3151

Tennis BUBBLES Saturday May 25, 9-11 am

Tennis Clinic Come learn the basics of tennis, as the Watkins Tennis Bubble hosts an introductory clinic lead by the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC). No tennis experience necessary. Enjoy fun giveaways and prizes. Ages 5 & up; FREE 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6870 PARKS DIRECT: WTB-SPEC-GA-20190525

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Monday, May 13, 11 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday, May 14 & Thursday, May 16, 9:30-10:30 am

Exercise Your Mind

Functional Fitness for Seniors

This relaxed on-site painting activity is filled with creativity and fun! Participants will be provided with a canvas, easel, paint, apron, paint brushes, and an imaginative art instructor will lead you through a step-bystep guide on how to create your very own beautiful work of art. Ages 55 & better Fee: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8

Let us help you on journey towards moving better and getting stronger. Functional Fitness is exercise that mimics your everyday actions while engaging multiple muscle groups. It focuses on key multi-directional moves, to get you strong and steady for everyday life. Ages 55 & up; FREE

Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737 PARKS DIRECT: BCC-SPEC-GA-20190513

Monday, May 13, 12 noon-2 pm

Pickleball Come out for a game of pickleball, a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, pin pong, and racquetball. Ages 60 & better; FREE South Bowie Community Center 1717 Pittsfield Ln., Bowie 20716 301-249-1622

Temple Hills Community Center 5300 Temple Hills Rd., Temple Hills 20748 301-894-6616

Wednesday, May 15, 6-7:30 pm

Family Zumba® Dance Party Dance your way into fitness! Family Zumba® brings together all members of your family for fun and easy-to-follow dance moves to upbeat music! Ages 5 & up; FREE Glassmanor Community Center 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-6033

Enjoy tennis year-round! Stay fit, keep on top of your game, or learn the sport while having fun at one of our tennis bubbles! For more information, visit pgparks.com or contact the facility directly.

Cosca Tennis Bubble 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735 301-868-6462

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex Tennis Bubble 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Watkins Tennis Bubble 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6870

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Wednesday. May 15, 6-8 pm

Dine, Learn & Move May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! It’s also National Blood Pressure Awareness month. So let’s bring the two together and explore how we can make smart fitness and food choices to keep our blood pressure low and our spirits high with physical activity. All ages (Ages 13 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian); FREE Kentland Comunity Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-2278

Thursday, May 16, 12:30-1:30 pm

Work Your Body Circuit Training Get pumped about circuit training! Join us for a workout fitness program covering cardio and weight training. Ages 60 & better; FREE

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County presents

Xtreme Hip-Hop with Phil Weeden Saturday, May 18 • 9:30-11 am

This 60-minute cardio step class incorporates some of the hottest dance moves with exercise routines. It’s a fun, highenergy workout set to old-school and new school hip-hop. Come “bust a move” and show out with Phil! Level: Intermediate – Advanced Ages 13 & up Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $8 Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington 20744

Registration is required at pgparksdirect.com. Search “Xtreme Hip-Hop”. For more information, call 301-446-6838 or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com.

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel 20707 301-206-3350 PARKS DIRECT: 17436-246a

Thursday, May 16, 5-6:30 pm

Smoothie Mania Join us in experimenting with many different fruits and veggies, while making delicious and healthy smoothies. Ages 6-12; FREE Columbia Park Community Center 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover 20785 301-341-3749

Friday, May 17, 10-11 am

Friday, May 17, 10:30-12 noon

Drum-N-Tone Workshop

Les Mills BodyVive® Class

Therapeutic Yoga

Join us for a night of drumming and exercise. Drum-N-Tone puts the physical activity of drumming to music! Drum to the rhythm and get in shape at the same time! This program is geared for individuals with disabilities. It is adaptable for all ability levels, easy to learn, and a blast to do! Please call for more information. All ages; FREE

Get fit with BodyVive®, a low-impact, highenergy cardio workout that uses tubes to improve overall fitness and functional strength. This class is designed for all fitness levels. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Learn basic yoga skills to help condition, restore, and improve health and flexibility. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Thursday, May 16, 7-8 pm

College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park 20740 301-446-3400

Friday, May 17, 9-10 am

Les Mills BodyPump® Class Get fit with BodyPump®, a group fitness class that incorporates moderate weights (or barbells) with lots of repetitions to develop lean athletic muscles. This class is designed for all fitness levels. Ages 18 & up; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Friday, May 17, 10-11 am

Mommy, Daddy, & Me: Fitness Fun Come out and enjoy a fun fitness activity as we engage in basic exercises to music. Be an example for the next generation or let them be the example for you. Healthy snacks will be served after the workout. Note: all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or older. Ages 3-5; FREE

Good Luck Community Center 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Friday, May 17, 3-5 pm

Healthy Food Choices Children are invited to make healthy snacks, enjoy delicious smoothies, and watch educational videos to encourage them to make healthy food choices for a lifetime! Ages 6-11; FREE Fort Washington Forest Community Center 1200 Fillmore Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-292-4300

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The Department of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to utilizing this new avenue to connect patients/customers with our parks and services to improve their quality of life. Park Rx America is the only Park Rx program to link a “park formulary’’ (searchable database of parks) directly into the electronic health record (EHR) to allow providers the ability to prescribe parks “real time” to their patients. We believe this will encourage overall behavioral change, improve health outcomes, and foster new stewards and advocates for public lands.

GOALS OF PARK RX AMERICA: • Help doctors and other health professionals “prescribe nature” to patients and families during routine delivery of health care. • Change patient and family behavior through increased time spent outdoors (subsequently reducing the effects of chronic disease). • Create the next generation of environmental and park stewards through outdoor exploration and experience. • Evaluate the effects of Park Rx on park utilization, overall park experience, and measurable health outcomes. • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and publications pertaining to health and wellness, public lands, outdoors, nature, and recreation.


Friday, May 17, 8-9 pm

Night Vision Hike Come join a Naturalist on a nocturnal nature-themed hike in the park. This is primarily an outdoor activity, so please contact the facility in the case of inclement weather. Ages 11 & up Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371 PARKS DIRECT: 22636-208A

Saturday, May 18, 10 am-12 noon

Fitness Day Expo & Fitness Walk Bring the entire family out for a morning of exercise and quality time. The event includes a variety of fitness activities for you to participate in, as well as healthy snacks for you to enjoy. All ages; FREE William Beanes Community Center 5108 Dianna Dr., Suitland 20746 301-568-7719

Saturday, May 18, 10 am-2 pm

Zumba® Marathon Dance along to high-energy Latin and International music for a vigorous and effective workout. All ages; FREE

Saturday, May 18, 11 am-3 pm

Community Wellness Day

John E. Howard Field Day

Join us to learn about nutrition and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The session also includes a leisurely outdoor walk, fitness class demos, weight room access, health screenings, and healthy recipe tastings. All ages; FREE

Join us as we put a new twist on some old school field games, including tug-of-war, sack races, an obstacle course, and balloon toss. Ages 9-15; FREE w/ a center ID

Langley Park Community Center 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville 20783 301-445-4508

Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum 20782 301-853-2005

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 am-12 noon

Saturday May 18, 12 noon-1:30 pm

Women’s Pre-Summer Workout

Line Dancing

Make 2019 your year of personal fitness! Try out our cardio machines, weight lifting machines, and free weight equipment. After the FREE workout session, meet our fitness instructor, who will help you put together a great workout plan. Ages 16 & up; FREE w/ a center ID

Enjoy a great workout while learning the latest line dances! Ages 13 & up; FREE

Seat Pleasant Activity Center 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant 20743 301-773-6685

Saturday, May 18, 11 am-1 pm

Fitness Frenzy Rejuvenate your health goals in a fitness frenzy! Join us for an empowering day of fun, including 12 fitness stations with Wallace of You-Be-Fit, Yoga with Dianne, and line dancing with Denise of Music2yourFeet. Get excited about exercise and wild about wellness! Sign up, bring your positive energy, and be inspired. Ages 18 & up; FREE Palmer Park Community Center 7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover 20785 301-773-5665

Saturday, May 18, 3:30-7 pm

Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-749-4160

Saturday, May 18, 12 noon-4 pm

80s Retro Playground Join us for a heart-pumping afternoon of 80s-themed outdoor play! Activities include bike riding, roller skating, skateboarding, classic group games, physical challenges, an 80s music dance-off, and cool down. Refreshments, bikes, roller skates, and skateboards will be available while supplies last. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment. Ages 6-17 Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $8 Upper Marlboro Community Center 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd. Upper Marlboro 20774 301-627-2828 PARKS DIRECT: 17626-286A

John E. Howard Community Center 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights 20743 301-735-3340

Sunday, May 19, 10:15-11:45 am

Kayak with a Ranger Get on the water in a kayak and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Lake Artemesia Natural Area’s beautiful scenery, birds, and more. Ages 16 & up Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 Lake Artemesia Natural Area 8200 55th Ave, College Park 20740 301-627-7755 PARKS DIRECT: 22627-259B

Sunday, May 19, 11 am-3 pm Monday, May 20-Thursday, May 23, 8 am-9 pm Friday, May 24, 8 am-7 pm Saturday, May 25, 8 am-3 pm

Armed Forces Fitness Week In celebration of “Armed Forces Day” all active duty military, military veterans, and military dependents can attend any fitness program at Marlow Heights Community Center for FREE! No pre-registration is required; a valid military, dependent, and/or veterans ID is required. All ages; FREE Marlow Heights Community Center 2800 St. Clair Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-423-0505 MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2019



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Events Get Fit Mobile

Look for Get Fit Mobile throughout Prince George’s County!

The Get Fit Mobile unit is an accessible resource for sports, health, and wellness programming for residents of Prince George’s County. The unit promotes healthy behaviors to influence the reduction of health/safety risks and disparities within our communities. Join us for fitness classes, games, sports, and more! Wednesday, May 1, 3:30-6:30 pm

Monday, May 20, 3:30-6:30 pm

Obstacle Course Challenge

Flag Football

Navigate over, under, and around obstacles for a family-friendly workout challenge! Level: All Ages 4 & up; FREE

Enjoy a family-friendly game of flag football! Flags and belts provided. Level: All Ages 8 & up; FREE

Bladensburg Waterfront Park (located near the playground) 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710

Thursday, May 2, 3:30-6:30 pm

Obstacle Course Challenge

Louise F. Cosca Regional Park (located near the playground) 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735

Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-6:30 pm

To-go Plant for MyPlate!

Navigate over, under, and around obstacles for a family-friendly workout challenge! Level: All Ages 4 & up; FREE

Good nutrition starts with MyPlate! Learn to plant fresh vegetables to go on your plate. Planting supplies provided. Bring the whole family! Level: All All ages; FREE

Walker Mill Regional Park (located near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747

Bladensburg Waterfront Park (located near the playground) 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710

Monday, May 6, 3:30-6:30 pm

Friday, May 24, 3:30-6:30 pm

Kid’s Day in the Park

To-go Plant for MyPlate!

Join us for fun with Mamba GaGa ball pits, hula hoops, pick-up sports, and more! Level: All Ages 4 & up; FREE

Good nutrition starts with MyPlate! Learn to plant fresh vegetables to go on your plate. Planting supplies provided. Bring the whole family! Level: All All ages; FREE

Louise F. Cosca Regional Park (located near the playground) 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735

Wednesday, May 8, 3:30-6:30 pm

Kid’s Day in the Park Join us for fun with Mamba GaGa ball pits, hula hoops, pick-up sports, and more! Level: All Ages 4 & up; FREE Bladensburg Waterfront Park (located near the playground) 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710

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Friday, May 31, 3:30-6:30 pm

Peace of Mind Pop-up Mental health is an essential part of your overall health and wellness. Relieve stress and find your peace of mind through meditation, coloring, and making your own stress ball! Meditation class from 5-6 pm. Level: All All ages; FREE Walker Mill Regional Park (located near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747

For more information, visit pgparks.com or call 301-446-6845; TTY 301-699-2544. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Please call 301-927-0822 for weather-related cancellations.

Walker Mill Regional Park (located near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747

Sunday, May 26, 9-11 am

Paws in the Park It’s important for all family members to be active! Bring your furry friend(s) along for a fun-filled day in the dog park. Level: All Furry Friends All ages and paws; FREE Heurich Dog Park (located in the dog park) Corner of Nicholson and Ager Roads, Hyattsville 20782

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Walk with Ease

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program is a walking program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk with Ease. The program will help you to: • Motivate yourself to get in great shape • Walk safely and comfortably • Improve your flexibility, strength, and stamina • Reduce pain and feel great! This program is FREE, but registration is required. Please join us for Walk with Ease and choose the location that works best for you:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8-9 am May 28 – July 3, 2019*

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center Class will begin in the Conference Room. 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel, 20707 301-206-3350 PARKS DIRECT: 17476-246A *Class will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the week of July 1- July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8-9 am June 3 – July 12, 2019

Watkins Tennis Bubble Class will begin in the Multipurpose Room. 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6870 PARKS DIRECT: 17476-277A

For more information go to pgparks.com; for specific program information call 301-446-6800; TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail Saxon.Henderson@pgparks.com.

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Monday, May 20-Friday, May 24, 12 noon-2 pm

Thursday, May 23, 7-8 pm

“Climb with Me” Rock Wall Happy Hour

Line Dance Freestyle with Jonnetta

Tired of the same workout routine? Need to unplug? Feeling adventurous? Come out and experience our rock wall with family or friends at our Rock Wall Happy Hour! Ages 5 & up; FREE

Come out and enjoy a night of line dancing! Jonnetta will take you through step by step and help you work up a sweat as you learn the latest in line dance. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-749-4160

Baden Community Center 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine 20613 301-888-1500

Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23

Summer Pool Fun! Outdoor pools are open from May 27 through September 2! For information, visit pgparks.com and search “Aquatics”. General Admission Fee

Ages 2 & under: FREE Ages 3-17: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 Ages 18-59: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8 Ages 60 & better: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7

Ellen E. Linson Splash Park 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy. College Park 20740 301-277-3717

Glenn Dale Splash Park 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd. Glenn Dale 20769 301-352-8980

Hamilton Splash Park 3901 Hamilton St., Hyattsville 20781 301-779-8224

J. Franklyn Bourne Memorial Pool 6500 Calmos St., Seat Pleasant 20743 301-350-4422

Lane Manor Splash Park 7601 West Park Dr., Hyattsville 20783 301-422-7284

North Barnaby Splash Park 5000 Wheeler Rd., Oxon Hill 20745 301-894-1150

Workout with Ms. Mary: Dare to Chair Get some cardiovascular exercise in a chair! Chair aerobics, a series of seated repetitive movements, will raise your heart rate and help you burn calories. Ages 50 & better; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Tuesday, May 21, 1-2:30 pm

Nature Hike for Seniors Join a naturalist on the hiking trails of Watkins Regional Park. Focus on stretching and stamina while looking for and identifying the local flora and fauna. Ages 60 & better Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4 Watkins Nature Center 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6702 PARKS DIRECT: 22501-288C

Thursday, May 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Senior Fitness Day Join in on yoga, line dance, aerobics, and chair aerobics demonstrations. Ages 50 & better; FREE Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd.,Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6040

Thursday, May 23, 1-2 pm

Friday, May 24, 7-9 pm

Yoga & Jazz Breathe in…breathe out! Relax and find your center at a yoga class with live jazz music. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Arrive early; space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Saturday, May 25, 9 am-12 noon

Basketball Workout Workshop Come to this guided workshop for access to a basketball shooting machine, Vertimax machine, basketball drills, and use of the weight room. Fifteen-minute sessions are available. Coaches and players are welcome; please call to register in advance. Ages 9 & up; FREE Oakcrest Community Center 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd. Capitol Heights 20743 301-736-5355

Saturday, May 25, 7-9 pm

Teen Plyometric Training Teens are invited to participate in exercises involving repeated rapid stretching and contracting of muscles (as by jumping and rebounding) to increase muscle power with Lake Arbor Community teen staff. Ages 12-17; FREE Lake Arbor Community Center 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-333-6561

Senior Relay Races & Hula Hoop Contest Have loads of fun racing indoors at your own pace. Whether you’re using a walker, wheelchair or cane, you can still participate and enjoy the FUN! If you participated in “hula hoop” back in the day, show us what you are working with. Just like riding a bike – the hips will remember! Ages 60 & better; FREE Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center 4009 Wallace Rd., North Brentwood 20722 301-699-1238

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TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Lift your mood and move your feet!

Club 300 is a year-round senior walking program sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County and Special Programs Division’s Senior Services Unit. What began as a virtual walk across Maryland, one mile at a time (a total of 300 miles), has grown and blossomed into a virtual walk across America! Join Club 300, a FREE senior walking program that will “virtually” take you from the east to west coast of America! Earn rewards along the way! Prince George’s County residents (ages 60 & better) or pre-seniors (ages 50-59) of all fitness levels are welcome to join Club 300. For more information, call the Club 300 voicemail at 301-446-3444 or visit pgparks.com and search “Club 300” in the search box.

ALL WALKS BEGIN AT 8:30 AM

Monday, May 6

Lake Artemesia Meet at: Entrance to Lake Artemesia 5400 Block Berwyn Rd. at Ballew Ave., Berwyn Heights 20740

Monday, May 13

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Walk Meet at: Oxon Hill Manor

6901 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill 20745

Club 300 will be celebrating its 4th birthday! Following the walk, sit back and relax on Oxon Hill Manor’s patio and enjoy some live musical entertainment!

Monday, May 20

Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Meet at: Foxhill Park 5001 Collington Rd., Bowie 20715

Monday, May 27, Memorial Day Holiday- No group walk scheduled due to the holiday.

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Trails M - NCPPC

Patuxent River Park Enjoy 8 miles of trails great for hiking, biking, walking, or horseback riding. Canoe or kayak rentals are available at a cost. Please call for more information. 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-6074

Governor Bridge Natural Area With over 2 miles of natural surface trails, the Governor Bridge Natural Area is an excellent area for hiking, biking, bird watching, and nature study. All trails are identified by white fiberglass markers with color coded diamond directional arrows. Users are encouraged to evaluate trail conditions prior to use and follow proper trail etiquette. 7600 Governor Bridge Rd., Bowie 20716 301-627-6074

Henson Creek Trail Enjoy 5.7 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, and inline skating on an asphalt surface, or horse riding along the grassy shoulder of the trail. The scenic, recreational trail passes through several neighborhood and community parks, including Tucker Road Athletic Complex and Community Center. A good parking area is located at Tucker Road Community Center. 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-248-4404

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail Enjoy 3.5 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, and inline skating on an asphalt and concrete surface. The trail is completely separated from traffic and extends from Oxon Hill Road across the Potomac River to the Huntington Metro Station in Virginia. Parking area is located at: 192 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill 20745 301-699-2255

Watkins Regional Park/Nature Center Enjoy 6 miles of trails for walking, hiking, and bike riding. 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6702

Cosca Regional Park Enjoy the natural undeveloped land and developed land for hiking, biking, and walking! 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735 301-868-1397

Lake Artemesia Natural Area Bike, hike, or walk the miles of trails surrounding the 38-acre lake! 8200 55th Ave., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-627-7755

Bladensburg Waterfront Park Enjoy the unique waterfront park with its paved riverside walk for walking or hiking. Canoe or kayak rentals are available at cost. Please call for more information. 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371

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Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, May 30, 6-9 pm

Zumba® Gold Workshop

Hand Dance Workshop

Zumba® Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for those needing modifications in their exercise routine. Build cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with dance moves. Ages 60 & better; FREE

Dance your way to a healthier you! Join us for a FREE hand dance workshop and learn from the best of the best! It’s a fun way to get healthy! Registration is required by May 16, 2019. Ages 21 & up; FREE

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs 20748 301-449-0490

Wednesday, May 29, 8-8:15 pm

Aqua Pole With a vertical pole and pool water resistance, we will increase core muscles and entire body strength. Build better muscle tone, become more flexible, and improve your endurance. Registration is required by May 24, 2019. Ages 18 & up; FREE Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-5515

Newton White Mansion 2708 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 301-249-2004

Thursday, May 30, 9-9:45 pm

Aqua Fusion Variety is the spice of life! Stir up your water routine by adding a mix of various aerobic fitness styles! Increase your strength level and bolster your mood through a blend of Water Aerobics, Aqua Sculpt, Aqua Tabata, and Boot Camp rolled into one class. Use equipment designed to build your stamina and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Registration is required by May 24, 2019. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Our staff has access to an interpretation service and can help in over 150 languages. Please ask for assistance when you call or visit us.

Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-5515 MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2019



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Join us for FREE classes in the beautiful outdoors! Learn basic moves to strengthen your body, increase flexibility, and free your mind. Classes are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County. Ages 13 & up; no registration required.

Check out our NEW Family Yoga class for ages 6 & up! Mondays, June 3-August 26, 8:30-9:30 am

Wednesdays, May 29-August 28, 7-8 pm

Saturdays, June 1-August 31, 9-10 am

Tucker Road Athletic Complex

Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Lake Artemesia

(located near playground) 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371

(located near restrooms) 8200 55th Ave., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-446-6800

Thursdays, May 30-August 29, 8:30-9:30 am

Saturdays, June 1-August 31, 9-10 am

Watkins Regional Park

Marlton Community Park

(located near Central Area Office) 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

(located near ball court) 8061 Croom Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-446-6800

Fridays, May 31-August 30, 9-10 am

For more information, visit pgparks.com, or call 301-446-6845; TTY 301-699-2544.

Family Yoga (Ages 6 & up)

(located near ballfields) 1770 Tucker Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-203-6017

Mondays, June 3-August 26, 6:30-7:30 pm

Enterprise Golf Course (located near the barn) 2802 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 301-446-6800

Tuesdays, May 28-August 27, 8:30-9:30 am

Watkins Regional Park (located near Central Area Office) 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Tuesdays, May 28-August 27, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tucker Road Community Center (located near the parking lot) 1771 Tucker Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-248-4404

Ellen E. Linson Splash Park (located near trail start) 5211 Campus Dr., College Park 20740 301-277-3717

Our staff has access to an interpretation service and can help in over 150 languages. Please ask for assistance when you call or visit us.

Saturdays, June 1-August 31, 8:30-9:30 am

Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Please call 301-927-0822 for weather-related cancellations.

Good Luck Community Center (located near front entrance) 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

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