Your College Park Community Calendar

Brazilian Dance and Percussion Workshops. The College Park Arts Exchange hosts free dance and drumming workshops twice a month on Saturday afternoons; all levels welcome. Sessions on November 21st and December 2nd. Dance workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. and drumming from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road. For more information, call EducArte at (202) 450-8541

Art with Friends. Spend your evening creating art with friends and neighbors. Bring your own project and materials. Not sure art is for you? No worries! Consider low-pressure projects like an art journal or collage. Adults only. Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road. For more information, contact Ann Rowe at

Jazz Jam with The Hall CP. Kick off your winter with UMD’s new monthly jazz jam session led by D.C.-based saxophonist Elijah Balbed. The house band will play a set starting at 7:30 p.m. Participation in our jazz jams is free, with no tickets required. All levels welcome, so bring your instrument! Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. The Hall CP, 4656 Hotel Dr.


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Orchestra Concerto Competition Prelims. UMD School of Music students perform concerto excerpts or concert pieces for an independent jury panel. With each round of the competition, the field narrows until the final round, when a winner and runners-up are announced. Free. Nov. 12, 1 p.m. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr.

Chamber Music Class Recital. Recital showcasing students’ creativity and collaboration through the unique medium of chamber music. Performance will feature a broad range of styles and repertoire presented in a fresh, lively way. Nov. 14, 11 a.m. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr.

Faculty Recital. School of Music faculty take the stage during this midday recital. Nov. 28, 12:30 p.m. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr.

Regional Textile Showcase at the Montpelier House Museum. Textile and fiber arts on display and an artists’ boutique with crafts for sale. Regular tour prices apply in November: adults $5 adults, seniors $4, ages 5-18 $2, children 4 and under free. Free to all in December. Through Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. For more information, email

Caring for Textiles: Preservation Workshop at the Montpelier House Museum. Textile preservation advice, including information about ideal storage and display and how best to protect items from light, dirt, oils and acids. Includes free tour of the museum. Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Prince George’s County residents $17, non-residents $25. 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. To register, call 301-377-7817

Film: “A Bicycle Country.” Set in Cuba in the 1990s, Nilo Cruz’s “A Bicycle Country” delves into the complexity of love, sacrifice, hope and survival while also serving as a poignant narrative about finding freedom and moving forward. Adults $25, students and youth $10. Nov. 15, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Clarice Center for the Performing Arts, 8270 Alumni Dr. For more information and tickets, go to

Dinosaur Park Open House. Walk the same ground the dinosaurs did millions of years ago and discover secrets of the region’s prehistoric past. Nov. 18  from noon to 4 p.m. 13100 Mid-Atlantic Blvd., Laurel. For more information, email

Cub Corner at the College Park Aviation Museum. Introduce your little ones to the air force through the story “Lil Airforce Pilots” and stay to color and create your own military helmet. Geared toward learners ages 5 and under. Program is free with admission adults $5, seniors $4, ages 2-17 $2, children under 2 free. Nov. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. 

Desks for Malawi. Join a virtual conversation sponsored by Hyattsville Aging in Place and learn about The Desks Project, a College Park-based nonprofit working to support children in Malawi. Nov. 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. To register, go to

College Park Community Library Book Club. Join friends and neighbors for a lively discussion of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, by Tiya Miles. Nov. 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 9704 Rhode Island Ave.

Afternoon Aviators. This month, we’re exploring aviation in military history! Come make mini paratroopers and enjoy a short movie while learning the effect planes had on the U.S. military. This program is ideal for learners ages 8-12; registration is not required. Program is free with admission adults $5, seniors $4, ages 2-17 $2, children under 2 free. Nov. 25, 1 to 2 p.m. 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. 


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

Community Meals. Each Tuesday and Thursday, College Park United Methodist Church’s kitchen staff cook healthy and delicious meals for all who are interested. 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 at 10:00 a.m. Starting in November, the group meets in the Blue Room on the lower level of the church. Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. 

Produce Available Every Third Thursday. Sponsored by Community Connect Calvert Hills. Email your name, address, email and phone to at least one day in advance. Register for a double order to share. No one turned away, even without a reservation, and deliveries available to homebound residents. Pickups after 2:30 p.m. on third Thursdays 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. The next regular meeting is on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to or email

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

Lakeland Civic Association. For information, email

Old Town College Park Civic Association. For information, email Kathy Bryant at

Calvert Hills Citizens Association. The next regular meeting is on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. For more information, email