SAVE THE DATE

Holy Redeemer Harvest Bazaar. Beginning on Nov. 12, Holy Redeemer will host games, serve meals, light bonfires and more! The weekend culminates with the annual yard sale at Fealy Hall on Sunday, Nov. 14. For more information, go to parish.holy-redeemer.org

Escape from Planet COVID. Join local artist-of-all-trades Robert Baum for a guided reflection on time spent in isolation during the pandemic. Virtual sessions on Nov. 12 and 19 from 6:45 to 9:00 p.m. In person sessions at the Old Parish House on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Free; donations welcome. For more information, email info@cpae.org

St. Martin’s Day Lantern Festival. Make German paper lanterns and join neighbors in an outdoor twilight walk. Nov. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church For more information, go to cpae.org

Zoom Book Club. Need a creative outlet for quiet time at home? The College Park Arts Exchange invites you to discuss Toni Morrison’s The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Mediationas on Nov. 16, and Nell Irvin Painter’s A Memoir of Starting Over on Dec. 21. Free. RSVP by emailing info@cpae.org

Plein Air Painting. Join the College Park Arts Exchange for a free outdoor painting event on Nov. 16 & Dec. 19 in Guilford Woods from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your own supplies. To register, email info@cpae.org

Brazilian Choro Lecture Series. Free lecture series exploring this classic Brazilian musical tradition. Nov. 19 and Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Old Parish House. Free. For more information, email info@cpae.org

Learn Brazilian Samba. Workshops on Brazilian drumming and dance, brought to you by the College Park Arts Exchange. Nov. 20 and Dec. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Old Parish House. Free. 

Design and Land Your Own Space Rover.  Visit the College Park Aviation Museum and experience a simulation of the Mars rover. Free with museum admission: adults $5, seniors $4, children $2; children one and under free. Nov. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.

Santa Flies In! Watch Santa land at the College Park Aviation Museum on Dec. 4. Themed craft stations, photos with Santa. Admission $5 per person. Time to be announced. To register for photos and for more information, email Jamie.Jones@pgparks.com

Christmas Tree Lighting. Lakeland Civic Association’s annual tree lighting will usher in the spirit of the season with hot chocolate and carolling! Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the corner of Rhode Island Ave. and Navahoe St.

College Park Community Library Book Club. Discuss The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx, on Dec. 14. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the College Park Church of the Nazarene. For more information, email Carol Munn at donkinc@msn.com

Free Arts Program. The College Park Community Library’s free arts program on the 1st Tuesday of each month, starting Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. 

 

ONGOING

November is National Novel Writing Month. Melissa Sites, of the College Park Arts Exchange, will lead virtual sessions throughout the month, with a celebration scheduled for Dec. 16. For more information and to register, go to cpae.org

Wednesday Tap Dance Workshops. Free virtual tap workshop with instructor Elizabeth Gardner every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information and to register, email info@cpae.org.

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 cpae.org

The Hall CP. From open mic nights, to wine-down Wednesdays, to live music concerts, The Hall CP has a packed November calendar. For the latest information, go to thehallcp.com/events 

Seasonal Nutrition Information. The University of Maryland Extension, Prince George’s County, offers a variety of virtual and in-person programs about seasonal topics, including food preservation for the winter and holiday meal webinars. For more information, go to extension.umd.edu/news-events/events

OpenBarre. Between Nov. 1 and 14, OpenBarre College Park will match any package you purchase, offering you that same package to give to a friend as a gift. Don’t miss this opportunity! For more information or to sign up, go to openbarrestudios.com

College Park Community Library Story Time. Story time with Micki Freeny. Bring a blanket to the courtyard of the College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. 

Free Produce Delivery Every Third Thursday. Email contact information (your name, street address, email and phone) by the third Monday of the month to receive fresh produce three days later. There will be a central pickup location between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Brought to you by Community Connect Calvert Hills. For more information, call 301.864.5267 or email connectporfavor@gmail.com

Free Lyft Rides for Medicare recipients. Community Connect Calvert Hills would like residents to know that you can receive a free Lyft ride to medical appointments by contacting your health care provider or Medicare. For assistance with this or if you have any questions call Community Connect Calvert HIlls at 301.864.5267 or email communityconnectvalverthills@gmail.com

Support College Park’s Senior Citizens. Meals on Wheels College Park needs licensed drivers, and all are welcome to volunteer for flexible slots on weekday mornings. Fill out an application at mealsonwheelsofcollegepark.org or call 202.669.6297.

Hollywood Farmers Market. Located in the parking lot of the Hollywood Shopping Center, the market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last day for the market is Nov. 20

College Park Farmers Market at Paint Branch Parkway. Fill your season with local selections from farm stands, local vendors and more. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5211 Campus Dr. Last day for the market is Nov. 20.

 

COLLEGE PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Yarrow Civic Association. Membership is free. For more information, email Wendy Kelley at wendybird85@yahoo.com

College Park Estates Civic Association. For more information, email Ray Ranker at rayranker@gmail.com

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

Berwyn District Civic Association. The BDCA’s monthly meeting will be on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and on each third Thursday of the month after that. To register, email president@myberwyn.org.

North College Park Community Association. The next meeting will be on Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be both virtual and in-person at 5051 Branchville Rd. For more information, email ncpcivic@gmail.com or go to www.myncpca.org

Lakeland Civic Association. For meeting and registration information, email lakelandcivic@gmail.com

Old Town College Park Civic Association. For more information and to add your name to the listserv, email Kathy Bryant at kdbryant20740@gmail.com

Calvert Hills Citizens Association.  For more information, go to  https://calverthills.weebly.com or email the board at calverthillscitizensassn@gmail.com