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2014 Free Baseball Clinic - Cosca Regional Park
Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex 7th Annual Health Fair - Delivering Solutions for Total Body Health
Project America's Next Top Master Artist - Local Artists Vie for Title and Solo Exhibition
Come to the Flea Market at Brandywine Elementary School
Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors - Outdoor Art Contest
Jedi-Sith Tournament in Upper Marlboro - May the Force be With You
Riversdale Chamber Music Society Presents: US Army Strings
Wool and Fiber Day at Old Maryland Farm
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
Montpelier Mansion Historic Site hosts Spring History Lecture Series
Open House at Paint Branch Golf Complex and Performance Center
2014 Workforce Readiness Training
The Hunt is on at the Spring Eggstravaganza in Fort Washington
Aqua Egg Hunt
Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camps - Register Today!
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
Spring History Lecture Series at Montpelier Mansion Historic Site


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-446-6800 TTY 301-446-6802
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


2014 Free Baseball Clinic - Cosca Regional Park

Riverdale, MD - Boys and girls ages 7-15 are invited to attend a FREE baseball clinic on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Clinics are conducted by local high school coaches. And, the first 100 registered will receive 2 tickets to a future Washington Nationals’ game!

Bring your own baseball equipment (glove, bat, shoes, hat and water) for active participation.
There is no limit on the number of clinics that you can attend.

WHAT: Washington Nationals and M-NCPPC 2014 Baseball Clinic
WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6 – 8:30PM
WHERE: Cosca Regional Park, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20735

This event is FREE for boys and girls ages 7-15 years old but, please register for this and upcoming baseball clinics at: http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Sports/baseball_clinics.htm

For information on upcoming clinics please visit the www.pgparks.com. For additional information about this event, contact either Byron Thompson Byron.Thompson@pgparks.com 301-446-6800.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-362-6060; TTY 301-362-6090
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex 7th Annual Health Fair - Delivering Solutions for Total Body Health

Laurel, MD - The 7th annual – “Delivering Solutions for Total Body Health” fair will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex. The interactive health fair will allow participants to join in classes, training sessions, and have free bone density, hearing, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol screenings and many other health related activities.

As part of, “May is Fitness Month,” at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, this event will encompass health and fitness activities for the entire family. Approximately 1000 participants and more than 50 vendors and special guests are expected. Our on-site trainers and fitness instructors will be available to assist you in planning individual personal health and fitness programs. As an added bonus, we have increased our Children’s Row center with many health and fitness activities to engage your children.
Participants include: Washington Adventist Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Suburban Hospital Cancer Program, Howard University Hospital – Division of Geriatrics, Laurel Hospital, The NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital; Lions Club, “Be the Match” - National Marrow Donor Program, Riderwood Village, Providence Hospital, Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid Atlantic, Monavie, Audiology Unlimited, Lupus Foundation of America, Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness and the Arthritis Foundation.

Admission is FREE. Door prizes, giveaways and children’s activities will occur throughout the day.
Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex is located at 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707.

To learn more about the fair go to www.pgparks.com, or call 301-362-6060.

Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex is a multi-sports center that includes a 50-meter competition pool, a 25-yard leisure pool, a 12,000 square foot indoor gymnastics facility, six indoor tennis courts, an indoor racquetball court, a weight training center, a fitness and dance studio and a trampoline training room. Sports training (land and water), weight training, and massage therapy are all available for athletes at all stages of training. The complex is located on the grounds of Fairland Regional Park, which include hiking/biking trails, football and softball fields.

For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, see pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks. The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-277-2863; TTY 301-454-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Project America's Next Top Master Artist - Local Artists Vie for Title and Solo Exhibition

Brentwood, MD – On Saturday, May 10, the Brentwood Arts Exchange is bringing "reality" to the gallery. Project America's Next Top Master Artist is an elimination-style exhibition presented in three rounds. Modeled after popular competition shows, local artists working in all media applied to participate in hopes of winning a solo exhibition and a $500 cash prize. Judges have selected the group of artists who will kick off Round 1 and compete for the title of “America's Top Master Artist.”

The May 10 opening reception kicks-off the events for the Spring 2014 Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tours. That night and during the exhibition periods, visitors to the gallery will vote to determine which artists will stay and which will go home, eliminating half of the artists between each round. Artists who remain will bring new artworks to display and face audience voting once again. The exhibition culminates in a grand finale celebration on July 19, 2014, crowning America's Top Master Artist.

Exhibition Dates and Times: Free. Open to the Public
Round One: May 10 - May 24; Round Two: June 1 - June 14; Round Three: June 22 - July 19

Event Dates and Times: Free. Open to the Public
Opening Reception: May 10, 5 – 8PM; Meet the Artist Night: June 7, 5 – 8PM
Face the Judges Night: June 28, 5 – 8PM; Grand Finale: July 19, 5 - 8PM

Location:
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD 20722

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's component of the Gateway Arts Center, a public-private partnership that serves as an anchor for the Prince George's County Gateway Arts District. Dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts, the Brentwood Arts Exchange features a contemporary art gallery displaying diverse exhibitions, a Craft Store promoting local artisans, and a dynamic arts learning classroom. Since opening in March, 2010, the gallery has presented 27 exhibitions featuring regionally and nationally prominent artists as well as university and high school students, and has welcomed over 20,000 visitors. It is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about art, purchase locally made functional art, and explore new creative talents.

For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, see pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks. The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 16, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-888-1500; TTY 301-203-6030
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Come to the Flea Market at Brandywine Elementary School

Brandywine, MD - New location for great sales! They’ll be treasures to buy or sell, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Brandywine Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clear out items from the garage, attic, basement or closets – it’s time for spring cleaning. And, turn you excess stuff into instant cash. Shoppers, will have plenty to choose from.

WHAT: Flea Market

WHERE: Brandywine Elementary School, 14101 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613

WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8AM – 1PM

Sellers must register in advance. The cost is $20 for Prince George’s County residents; $24 for non-residents.

For information on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-446-3466; TTY 301-446-3401
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors - Outdoor Art Contest

Upper Marlboro, MD – M-NCPPC and the Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors Foundation are pleased to partner for the second year in presenting the Get to Know Your Wild Neighbor Art Contest. The contest begins on May 1 and ends on November 1, 2014 and is open to youth up to 19 years old.

The Prince George’s County launch will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Watkins Nature Center (301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.) The morning session, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., is reserved for school field trips. The center will be open to the general public to participate in the program from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Local artists will be onsite to work with attendees.

Youth are asked to get outdoors and interpret their outdoor experiences using any art form. So, whether their outdoor experience begins with a single tree in a backyard, neighborhood, regional park or a national forest, the contest offers youth the opportunity to connect with, create and celebrate their local biodiversity.

For information on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 10, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-627-2828; TTY 301-203-6030
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Jedi-Sith Tournament in Upper Marlboro - May the Force be With You

Upper Marlboro, MD – Put your light saber skills, laser tag skills, and mind to the test in a Jedi-Sith Tournament. All competitors, ages 2 years old and up, will be required to participate in a training session before the tournament. Admission is half-off for competitors that come in costume! And, "may the force be with you!"

WHAT: Jedi-Sith Tournament

WHERE: Upper Marlboro Community Center, 5400 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

WHEN: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12 noon – 4:30PM

Registration requested in advance.
Cost:
$5 for Prince George’s County residents; $6 for non-residents (without Costume) SMARTLink #:1439667

$2 for Prince George’s County residents; $3 for non-residents (with Costume)
SMART Link #:1439767

For information on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 10, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Riversdale Chamber Music Society Presents: US Army Strings

Riverdale Park, MD - The final session of the Spring Concert Series takes place at Riversdale House Museum (4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737) on Sunday, April 27, from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet will be the focal point of this fourth and final concert of the season.

The Riversdale Chamber Music Society is the University of Maryland’s newest classical chamber music organization. The society celebrates the connection between the University of Maryland and the Riversdale House Museum, where the University’s founder, Charles Benedict Calvert, was born in 1808.

The concerts are FREE so make it an afternoon at Riversdale with a tour of the historic home prior to performance. Tour admission is $3adults/$2 seniors/$1 students/FREE for children 4 years & under. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center at 12:15, 12:45, and 1:15 p.m.

For information on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 10, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-218-6770; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Wool and Fiber Day at Old Maryland Farm

Upper Marlboro, MD – The community’s invited down on the farm to watch the farmers shear the sheep and llamas in preparation for the spring on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be wool spinning and natural dye demonstrations and a cotton display. Hayrides can be taken for just $2 per person.

WHAT: Wool and Fiber Day

WHERE: Old Maryland Farm at Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2014, 10AM – 1PM

For information on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

Laurel, MD – On Saturday, April 26, 2014, stroll among vendors of fragrant herbs, fine arts, handmade items like baskets, garden accessories, jewelry, and other collectibles. Hear live music. Enjoy tea in the elegant east wing, tickets for the tea are available online beginning, April 7, 2014.

See artists in their studios and a variety of art exhibits. Enjoy a tasty lunch, take in a lecture. Kids can play in the hands-on history playground, do art projects, see a live animal exhibit, and enjoy other activities. This year, don’t miss the nature inspired fashion show by ManneqART.

WHAT: Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
WHERE: Montpelier Historic Site, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10AM - 4PM

Visit http://www.pgparks.com/Montpelier_Festival_of_Herbs_Teas_and_the_Arts.htm for details.

For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, see pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Montpelier Mansion Historic Site hosts Spring History Lecture Series

Laurel, MD – Throughout the spring season, Montpelier Mansion Historic Site (9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708) will host the Spring History Lecture Series: History through a Drinking Vessel. Held on the third Wednesday evening of April and May, the series will feature enlightening history discussions about 18th century beverages, libations and tavern culture.

The lecture topics and speakers will include:

April 16, 2014: 18th Century Coffee House Culture presented by Mike Olmert, filmmaker, author and English professor at the University of Maryland.

May 21, 2014: The History of Beer presented by Maureen O’Prey, author of “Brewing in Baltimore.”

Those ages 18 and older are invited to attend these FREE lectures, all of which begin at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 301-377-7817.

For more on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 3, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-935-2600; TTY 301-446-6802
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Open House at Paint Branch Golf Complex and Performance Center

College Park, MD - Everyone’s invited to a FREE open house at Paint Branch Golf Complex and Performance Center (4690 University Boulevard, College Park, MD 20740) on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new Performance Center was built to provide year-round training for all levels of golfers.

Local PGA pros will offer various golf programs and showcase modern training aids to help improve your game. Free player development programs will be conducted at 9 a.m. for children 7 and under, at 11 a.m. for juniors 8 -14, and at 12 noon for adults. There will be a putting clinic at 10 a.m. and a fitness class at 1 p.m. Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) golf screenings will be offered to assess body/swing connections and 3D demos will be offered to evaluate golf swings.

WHAT: Open House at Paint Branch Golf Complex and Performance Center
WHERE: Paint Branch Golf Complex and Performance Center, 4690 University Boulevard, College Park, MD 20740
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There’ll be plenty of activities for everyone, from novices to experts, so be sure to stop by! For more information, call staff at 301-935-2600.

For more on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 3, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-341-3749; TTY 301-445-4512
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


2014 Workforce Readiness Training

Landover, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with PEPCO to provide a workforce readiness training program from June 18 - 20, 2014. Beginning, April 1, 2014, students can apply on-line at www.pgxtremeteens.com to compete for one of 45 slots in the 3 -day training program.

An interest meeting will be held to provide information to students on April 25, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Drive, Landover, MD 20785. If you plan to attend the interest meeting, please call 301-341-3749, Monday - Friday between 2 – 6 p.m., to register.

Selected students will receive training from Human Resource professionals responsible for hiring for their organizations. The students will participate in several training sessions, including resume creation, dressing for success and interviewing skills, to name a few. Students and their parents are encouraged to join us to receive more information on this FREE program.

For information on all classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -April 1, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-292-4300; TTY 301-203-6030
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


The Hunt is on at the Spring Eggstravaganza in Fort Washington

Fort Washington, MD – You’re invited to join the fun at the spring Eggstravaganza on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10AM – 12PM at the Fort Washington Forest Community Center, 1200 Fillmore Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744. Hunt for hundreds of eggs. Find golden eggs and win prizes! Play interactive games and enjoy crafts.

The event cost is $5 for Prince George’s County residents and $6 for non-residents. You can even take a picture with the Easter bunny (for an additional fee.)

Don’t forget to bring your basket and dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served.

WHAT: The Eggstravaganza
WHEN: Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10AM – 12PM
WHERE: Fort Washington Forest Community Center, 1200 Fillmore Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
For more on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-772-5515; TTY 301-218-6768
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Aqua Egg Hunt

Glenarden, MD - That's right, we're having an egg hunt in the water! Children ages 3 to 12 years old, can hunt and dive for eggs on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center in Glenarden.

WHAT: Aqua Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12 noon - 1PM
WHERE: Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center, 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD 20706
WHO: Children ages 3 – 12 years old
COST: $4 for Prince George’s County residents: $5 for non-residents

Please register in advance using SMART Link #: 1402048

For information on all classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-699-2255; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS
OFFICE: 301-446-3327; MOBILE: 301-704-5272


Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camps - Register Today!

Riverdale, MD – You need something for the kids to do for Spring Break. So why not send them to camp? The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a full range of activities at centers all across the County. Classes and activities that are just right for kids looking to fill up their days with basketball, boxing, art, cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, swimming and enrichment. Crafts and game time and a full day of fun will make spring break, just the break they needed!

The camps are available from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. Dates and costs vary by location and program. And, Before and After Care are available for an additional fee.

View all of the camps available in the Spring 2014 Guide Book, available at any Parks and Recreation facility. Or, view and register for camps online through SMART Link at Spring Break Camp or by searching the website listings at www.pgparks.com, and selecting ‘Smart Link’, then selecting ‘Advanced Search’ and then typing in Keyword: ‘Spring Break.’

Contact the individual community centers for details on their specific programs. For information on all classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH APRIL 26, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: ANITA PESSES
301-446-3306; TTY 301-446-3402


Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

Laurel, MD – The spring season is in full swing and it’s time to get out there and enjoy it! On Saturday, April 26, 2014, everyone’s invited to the Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion Historic Site (9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708). From 10 am to 4 pm, those of all ages can enjoy a FREE, fun-filled day of activities.

During the festival you can hear live music, enjoy tea in the elegant east wing of the mansion, visit artists in their studios and see a variety of exhibits, listen to a historical lecture, and enjoy a tasty lunch. Children can play in the hands-on history playground, create art projects, see a live animal exhibit, and more. Throughout the day, stroll among vendors selling fragrant herbs, fine arts, handmade items, garden accessories, jewelry, and much more.

The festival is FREE, but bring money to purchase food and vendor items. For more information, contact staff at 301-377-7817.

For more on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH MAY 21, 2014
PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT: 301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING CONTACT: ANITA PESSES
301-446-3306; TTY 301-446-3402


Spring History Lecture Series at Montpelier Mansion Historic Site

Laurel, MD – Throughout the spring season, Montpelier Mansion Historic Site (9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708) will host the Spring History Lecture Series: History through a Drinking Vessel. Held on the third Wednesday evening of March, April and May, the series will feature enlightening history discussions about 18th century beverages, libations and tavern culture.

The lecture topics and speakers will include:

March 19, 2014: Taverns and Travel in the 18th Century presented by Rod Cofield, Executive Director of Historic London Town and Gardens

April 16, 2014: 18th Century Coffee House Culture presented by Mike Olmert, English professor at the University of Maryland and Emmy award-winning writer

May 21, 2014: The History of Beer presented by Maureen O’Prey, author of “Brewing in Baltimore”

Those ages 18 and up are invited to attend these FREE lectures, all of which begin at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact staff at 301-377-7817.

For more on classes and activities offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation, see www.pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.

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