Your College Park Community Calendar


Bach Cantata Series at The Clarice. Conductors in the UMD graduate program lead short performances of Bach’s 200 cantatas. Free. Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m. 8270 Alumni Dr. For more information, email

ACTnow: The Evidence of Things Not Seen. Nehprii Amenii discusses the history of African American puppetry and the place of puppetry in community healing. Free, registration required. Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. For more information and to register, email 

Arts Drop-in for Kids. Ian Rogers leads free  arts activities for children ages 3-8 (with caregivers) Sept. 16 at two locations: College Park Community Center, 5101 Pierce Ave. from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road from 12:30-2 p.m. For more information, email

Dinosaur Park Open House. Walk the same ground the dinosaurs did millions of years ago and discover secrets of Prince George’s County’s prehistoric past. Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13100 Mid-Atlantic Blvd., Laurel. For more information, email

Faculty Artist Series: Steven Bailey, piano. UMD faculty member Steven Bailey presents a recital featuring works by Scarlatti, Debussy and Scriabin, as well as four operatic transcriptions. Free. Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr. For more information, email

Virtual Book Club. The College Park Arts Exchange will lead a virtual discussion of The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami, on Sept. 19. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For the Zoom link, email

Upgrading to an Advanced Treatment Septic System. Join a virtual discussion to learn about the Bay Restoration Fund and the Best Available Technology grant program. Free. Sept. 20 from noon to 12:45 p.m. To register, email

Kreativity Open Mic. Join the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for an open mic night of music, dance and spoken word. Free. Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. At UMD’s Cafritz Foundation Theatre, 8270 Alumni Dr. For more information, email

Yarrow Neighborhood Potluck. Meet your neighbors and local leaders Sept. 23, 4 to 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs and drinks to 7328 Baylor Ave. For more information, email

College Park Community Food Bank Benefit: School of Music Chamber Ensembles. UMD School of Music chamber groups present a recital to raise funds for the community food bank. Free, donations encouraged. Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr. For more information, email

Girls in Aviation Day. Discover the possibilities of a career in aviation. Try hands-on activities, and learn about the different roles women hold in aviation. Ages 6-18. Free. Sept. 30, at the College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. For more information, email

Symphonic Celebration. UMD’s Wind Orchestra presents works by Igor Stravinsky and Florent Schmitt. General admission $25; students $10. Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. At Dekelboum Concert Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr. For more information, email 

Souls Seeking Freedom Walking Tour. Learn about slavery and resistance on this guided tour of the grounds at  Montpelier’ House Mansion. Register through Parks Direct, keyword “Souls.” $5 resident; $10 non-resident. Oct. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  9650 Muirkirk Road. For more information, email

Hidden Spaces Tour. See spaces normally off limits during this behind-the-scenes look at the Montpelier House Mansion.  $15 resident; $20 non-resident. Oct. 8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 9650 Muirkirk Road. For more information, email

Open House at the Institute of Applied Agriculture. Explore opportunities for study, financial aid and scholarships, and world-class facilities at the institute. Free, registration required. Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to register, email 

Latinas in Aviation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the College Park Aviation Museum. Pilots featured in the book, Latinas in Aviation, will fly into the airport and share their experiences and passion for aviation. Free. Oct. 14. For more information, email


Friday Dance Workshops. Join instructor Karen Stewart, of Jessie’s Soul Line Dancers, every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. for step-by-step instruction and dance along to soul, gospel and pop music. For more information, go to

Saturday Tap Dance Workshops. Free virtual tap workshop with instructor Elizabeth Gardner every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information and to register, email

Community Meals. College Park United Methodist Church’s kitchen staff cook healthy and delicious meals for all every Tuesday and Thursday. You can reserve meals in advance and also donate a meal. For every meal donated, the church gives a meal to a family in need. Pick up reserved meals at 9601 Rhode Island Ave., between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 301.345.1010

College Park Community Library Story Time. Story time with Micki Freeny every Wednesday June through October from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. The group meets in the courtyard of the College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Rain re-location to the Blue Room on the lower level of the church.

Produce Available Every Third Thursday. Sponsored by Community Connect Calvert Hills. Make your reservation by emailing your contact information (your name, street address, email and phone) to at least one day in advance of distribution. You can register for a duplicate order and share with others in need. Deliveries to homebound residents available. Please provide contact information (as above) for persons in need of home delivery. No one turned away, even without a reservation. Pickups after 2:30 p.m.  at a central location. For more information, or to volunteer to deliver, call 301.864.5267. 


Yarrow Civic Association. Membership is free. For more information, email Wendy Kelley at

College Park Estates Civic Association. For more information, email Ray Ranker at

West College Park Citizens Association. Membership is open to all residents of West College Park age 18 and over. For more information, email Suchitra Balachandran at

Berwyn District Civic Association. Next meeting Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to or email

North College Park Community Association. The NCPCA hosts a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. For more information, go to

Lakeland Civic Association. For additional information, please email

Old Town College Park Civic Association. For more information about this neighborhood association, email Kathy Bryant at

Calvert Hills Citizens Association. The next regular meeting will be held Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. For more information, email the board at