Your College Park Community Calendar

SAVE THE DATE

College Park Community Library Book Club. The library’s book club will discuss Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie, on Nov. 10, and French Braid, by Anne Tyler, on Dec. 8. The group meets at 7:00 p.m. If weather permits, the group meets outdoors. In case of inclement weather, participants meet in the lower level of the church with masks and social distancing required. College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. For more information, email Carol Munn at donkinc@msn.com

Shakespeare’s As You Like It. UMD’s School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies presents the classic comedy on stage at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in mid-November. For dates, times, and tickets, go to theclarice.umd.edu/events

St. Martin’s Day Lantern Festival. Make a German paper lantern and then take a walk with it at twilight. Free. Nov. 13, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5412 College Ave.

Virtual Book Club. The College Park Arts Exchange invites you to discuss Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, by Svetlana Alexievich, on Nov. 15 and Without You, There is No Us, by Suki Kim, on Dec. 20. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP by emailing info@cpae.org

Learn Brazilian Drumming. The College Park Arts Exchange is hosting drumming classes at the Old Parish House on Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec.10, from 1 to 5 p.m. Free. 4711 Knox Rd. For more information, email info@cpae.org

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The Maryland Shakespeare Players will perform the comedy on stage at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to  umd.campuslabs.com/engage and search Shakespeare.

Santa Flies In! Watch Santa land at the College Park Aviation Museum on Dec. 3. Themed craft stations and photos with Santa. Admission $5 per person. Time to be announced. For more information and to register for photos, email Jamie.Jones@pgparks.com

Lakeland Christmas Tree Lighting. The Lakeland Civic Association annual’s Christmas tree lighting will take place at Lakeland Community Park on Dec. 3. For more information, email lakelandcivic@gmail.com

Indian Classical Music Concert. Eric Maring joins Soumya Chakraverty and Devapriya “Debu” Nayak for an evening of playing traditional music on the sarod and tabla. Donations at the door. Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m at the Old Parish House. 

Needle Arts Club. Convene with fellow needle-art enthusiasts at the Old Parish House on Dec. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free.

 

ONGOING

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. 

Concerts, performances and more! Look no further than the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for your dose of holiday arts and culture. To view the calendar and obtain ticketing information, go to theclarice.umd.edu

Local Youth Groups Performing. November ‘tis the season for performances by College Park’s talented youth and presented by the College Park Arts Exchange. For concert information, go to cpae.org/arts/full-calendar

Community Meals. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the College Park United Methodist Church’s volunteers cook healthy and delicious meals for all who are interested. You can reserve meals in advance and also donate 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

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

UMD recruiting for paid survey. Do you live or work in Prince George’s County and identify as Latinx? The University of Maryland wants to hear from you. Participate in a 1 to 1.5 hour interview for $50, with other perks included. Virtual or in-person interview in Spanish or English (your choice). For more information, call 301.405.0662 or email rare@umd.edu

Wellness and Meditation. The University of Maryland’s health center offers a range of programs focused on improving health and well-being, including sessions on time management, interpersonal communications and meditation. For more information, go to calendar.umd.edu

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

College Park Aviation Museum. Saturdays at the museum feature a host of programs about aviation — planes, pilots and more. For details, go to mncppc.org/calendar

College Park Farmers Market at Paint Branch Parkway. The last day to visit the market is Nov. 19. Don’t hesitate to purchase your fall favorites! Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5211 Campus Dr. 

Hollywood Farmers Market. Come purchase your fall favorites! The last day this year to visit the market is Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Hollywood Shopping Center.

Food Assistance Available. Help by Phone Ltd. operates food pantries across Prince George’s County, with local locations at Berwyn Presbetyrian 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.

Calling All Gamers. Game Kastle’s November calendar is filled with opportunities to connect with fellow D&D enthusiasts and board gamers of all sorts. For more details, go to gamekastle.com/stores/collegepark

 

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 age 18 and over. For more information, email Suchitra Balachandran at cp_woods@yahoo.com

Berwyn District Civic Association. BDCA’s monthly meeting will be on Nov. 17 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 NCPCA will meet on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to myncpca.org

Lakeland Civic Association. Next virtual meeting will be on Nov. 10 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. Next meeting will be on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.. For more information, go to calverthills.weebly.com or email the board at calverthillscitizensassn@gmail.com