Your College Park Community Calendar

SAVE THE DATE

Meet Aisha Braveboy. Celebrate Women’s History Month at a program sponsored by PG Terps and featuring State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. To register, go to tinyurl.com/hk62arpc

College Park Community Library Book Club. The club will discuss The Cartographers, by Peng Shepard, on March 9 and Still Life, by Sarah Winman, on April 13. Both sessions at 7:00 p.m. Lower level of the College Park Church of the Nazarene. New members welcome! 9704 Rhode Island Ave. For more information, email Carol Munn at donkinc@msn.com 

Oral Health Fair. Free oral health summit hosted by the Narratives and Medical Examination (NAME) project, with dental screenings and information available. Hyattsville Branch LIbrary, 6530 Adelphi Rd. March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Kitchen Guild Open House. Visit the Riversdale House Museum and watch kitchen guild members cooking food that was popular in enslaved communities in the region in the 19th century. March 12 from noon to 3 p.m.; registration required by March 8. For more information, call 301.864.0420 or email riversdale@pgparks.com

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The College Park Arts Exchange invites you to a free celebration of St. Patrick on March 17 at 7 p.m. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd.

Harriet Quimby: Living History. Actress Sara Sincell will fly into the College Park Airport, portraying Harriet Quimby, the world’s first aviatrix. A living history demonstration will follow the flyin. March 18. Time TBD. Free museum admission to visitors coming to the fly-in. 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. To register, go to pgparksdirect.com and search for keyword CPAM

Beech Tree Puppets. Visit the Old Parish House for a free performance of Anansi and the Talking Melon, by Eric Kimmel. Recommended for all ages. March 18 at 3 p.m.

Virtual Book Club. The College Park Arts Exchange will lead virtual discussions of Christina De Stefano’s The Child is the Teacher on March 21 and Laila Lalami’s Conditional Citizens on April 18. Both sessions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. To join either/both Zoom sessions, email info@cpae.org

Early Easter Egg Hunt. The College Park Arts Exchange hosts an early Easter egg hunt at Duvall Field. Free. March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. 9119 Rhode Island Ave.

Sock Monkey Workshop. Craftswoman Carol Petrucci hosts a workshop on making sock monkeys at the Old Parish House. $15 fee, materials provided. March 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. To register, email info@cpae.org

Felting Workshop. Ingrid Hass hosts a felting workshop at the Old Parish House. April 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. $10 fee, materials provided. To register, email info@cpae.org

“When Aliens Fall From the Sky” Reading. Tony Award-winning poet and performance artist Lemon Anderson returns to the stage in this one man show of autobiographical monologues. The Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts. March 31 at 7 p.m. For tickets, email tickets-theclarice@umd.edu or call 301.405.2787

Azalea Classic. Start training now to participate in University Park Elementary’s 5K fundraiser. Starter gun will sound on April 29 at 9 a.m. For additional information and to register, go to azaleaclassic.com/contact

ONGOING

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

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 info@cpae.org.

Creative Nonfiction Writing Class. The College Park Arts Exchange presents an engaging and fun series of six workshops on the craft of personal narrative writing. Cost for the series is $295. Each class is Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning March 14 at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd. For more information, go to cpae.org

Community Meals. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the 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 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. The group meets in the Blue Room on the lower level of the church. Masks are recommended but not required. The library will follow Prince George’s County Public Schools for weather-related closures. College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. 

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 connectporfavor@gmail.com at least one day in advance of distribution. You can register for a duplicate order and share with others in need. Deliveries available to homebound residents. Pickups between 12:30 and 3 p.m. at a central location. For more information, or to volunteer to deliver, call 301.864.5267

Food Assistance Available. Help by Phone Ltd. operates food pantries across Prince George’s County, with local locations at Berwyn Presbyterian Church (Greenbelt Rd.) and University Baptist Church (Campus Dr.). To schedule a pickup, call 301.699.9009, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

COLLEGE PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Yarrow Civic Association. Annual membership meeting and election will be held on Zoom on April 22 at 2 p.m. 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 age 18 and over. For more information, email Suchitra Balachandran at cp_woods@yahoo.com

Berwyn District Civic Association. The next meeting will be on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Tacos a la Madre, 5010 Berwyn Rd. To register, email president@myberwyn.org.

North College Park Community Association. The NCPCA will meet on March. 9 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to myncpca.org

Lakeland Civic Association. Next virtual meeting will be on March 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For login 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. When new meeting information is available, it will be posted at calverthills.weebly.com. You may email the board at calverthillscitizensassn@gmail.com