SAVE THE DATE

Learn Brazillian Drumming. The College Park Arts Exchange is hosting free, in-person drumming classes at the Old Parish House on July 14 and 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, email info@cpae.org

Free Friday Night Family Film. Visit the College Park Aviation Museum on July 16 for a free movie at 6 p.m. Food truck on site and games available. Museum admission at a $2 discounted rate beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, email jamie.jones@pgparks.com

Free Youth Sports & Tennis Festival. Junior Tennis Champions Center at 5200 Campus Dr. will offer free sports, food, prizes and more fun on July 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. To register, go to jtcc.org/outreach/tennis-festivals/

Eric Maring’s Album Release Party. College Park’s very own music man has released a new album, The Year of Seeing Clearly. Release party and concert at The Hall CP on Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to maringmusic.com

Route 1 Corridor Conversations. Join University of Maryland professor Douglas Hamilton to discuss Pluto’s reclassification, in 2006, as a dwarf planet. Free virtual program. Saturday, July 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register at hyattsvilleaginginplace.org/programs-and-activities/corridor-conversations

Aviation Story Time. Age-appropriate stories to pique children’s interests in the wonders of flight! Ages 4-8. July 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum. Register at pgparks.com/185/parks-recreation

National Night Out. Lakeland Community Park welcomes you to a bonfire with free hot dogs and cold drinks to meet officers from the College Park Police Department. August 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information about the national event, go to natw.org

College Park Community Library Book Club. The library’s book club will discuss Tar Baby, by Toni Morrison, on August 10, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, email Carol Munn at donkinc@msn.com

Berwyn Community Yard Sale. August 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up a map of yard sales in the neighborhood at Jack Perry Plaza that morning. Berwyn residents can register their sale by emailing president@myberwyn.org

CPAE Virtual Book Club. The College Park Arts Exchange book club will discuss In the Country of Women, by Susan Straight, on July 20, and Folklore, Memoirs, & Other Writings, by Zora Neale Hurston, on August 17. Each meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP to info@cpae.org

Pets & Planes. Bring your pet to the College Park Aviation Museum and learn more about the history of animals in flight with the museum’s new exhibit, “Tails of Flight.” August 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, children $2, and no charge for children 1 and under. 

Yarrow Block Party. Save the date: September 18! More details to follow in the CPH&N’s August calendar.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMMING

Free Kids Lunch. On Mondays and Wednesdays through the summer, pick up a free children’s lunch between noon and 1 p.m. at Al Huda School, 5301 Edgewood Rd.

Story Time. The College Park Community Library presents story time with Micki Freeny at the College Park Church of the Nazarene at 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These events are for toddlers and infants and will take place outdoors on the grassy area between the church’s two buildings —  bring something to sit on.

Support Today’s Hair! A fire has left College Park’s family-owned shop out of commission, but you can help owners Pola and Sokha survive this hardship. Schedule an at-home cut by texting Pola at 240.476.1620. Donate to their renovation efforts at gofundme.com/f/help-pola-and-sokha-endure-2021. As of press time, Today’s Hair is within $3,000 of their $27k goal!

Free Yoga by the Lake. Enjoy a free yoga class at Lake Artemesia. Saturday mornings through Sept. 25, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Meet near the restrooms. To register, visit pgparks.com/calendar.aspx?CID=22 and click on the date of your choice.

Neighbors CONNECT. This grassroots volunteer organization supports the health and well-being of seniors through acts of kindness, assistance with transportation and shopping, and by promoting social events. For more information, call 301.864.5267 or email connectporfavor@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.

College Park Farmers Market at Paint Branch Parkway. Farm stands, local vendors and more. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5211 Campus Dr. 

OpenBarre’s Relaunch Celebration. From July 11 to 17, OpenBarre is holding $1 classes, and anyone who buys a package before the end of the month will receive a VIP goodie bag with gifts from other local businesses. To sign up, go to openbarrestudios.comNumi Yoga. Daily livestreamed yoga sessions; outdoor classes meet Mondays & Tuesdays at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m., weather permitting. For more information and to register, go to numiyoga.com

Virtual Farming Meetings: The University of Maryland Extension, Prince George’s County, offers a variety of virtual and in-person programs about gardening, farming and our evolving natural environment. For more information, go to extension.umd.edu/news-events/events

Food Assistance Available. Help by Phone Ltd. operates food pantries across Prince George’s County, with locations at Berwyn Presbetyrian Church, on Greenbelt Rd., and University Baptist Church, on Campus Dr. If you would like to schedule a pickup this week, call 301.699.9009, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Live Dance Fitness Classes. Join music theater dancer and choreographer Samantha Fitschen on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:45 a.m. $5 fee. For more information, go to 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

Saturday Tap Dance Workshops. Free virtual tap workshop with instructor Elizabeth Gardner every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to register, email info@cpae.org

 

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 will resume meeting in September after a summer break. For more information, email president@myberwyn.org; to register for meetings, go to myberwyn.org 

North College Park Community Association. Currently holding meetings by teleconference. For more information, email ncpcivic@gmail.com or visit www.myncpca.or

Lakeland Civic Association. The next meeting is scheduled for August 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. 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@yahoo.com

Calvert Hills Civic Association.  For more information, email the association at calverthillscitizensassn@gmail.com or Rose Greene Colby at rgreencolby@gmail.com