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Maryland's 2011 ADA Celebration Comes To Prince George's County

 

Marylanders from across the State joined in the statewide celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland College Park, the event will focus on how far society has come in promoting the rights and community inclusion of people with disabilities in their efforts to lead productive, meaningful and independent lives. 

 

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

"Safe Summer" Kick-off in Prince George's County

"Safe Summer" Kick-off in Prince George's County

 

The Safe Summer program is a late night recreation initiative to promote healthy and positive lifestyles  through creative engagements and leadership training. From June 24th  to August 13th, the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation is extending operating hours from 10 pm to midnight at twenty-two community facilities to give young people, ages 12-24, free access to their favorite recreational activities.  The “Teen Fest” event attracted over 400 participants from across Prince George’s County. Sponsored in part by WPGC and CBS Radio, it featured open mic performances, video games, rock climbing, campfires, swimming and roller skating, all free of charge for teens in attendance.

Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

 Although Maryland is home to three of the richest counties in the nation (Howard, Montgomery and Calvert), 11.1 percent of households in Maryland (or 1 in 9) face a constant struggle against hunger. When schools are closed during the summer months, students who receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year are at risk for not receiving the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow.

CycleFest at National Harbor

CycleFest at National Harbor

 

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) will celebrate its second annual CycleFest at the Launch Zone and a nearby site on American Way in National Harbor, Md. on Saturday, June 25th. CycleFest promises to have a lot of visual value, as we are expecting 1,000+ attendees and will have a lot of action going on along American Way.  Formally known as Bicycle Safety Day, families are invited to prepare their bicycles for a safe summer and enjoy a free day of: 
  • Bicycle obstacle courses provided by Trails for Youth;
  • Bicycle rodeos presented by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC);
  • Testing Calleva’s ziplines and wall climbing course at a discounted cost;
  • Winning raffle prizes and much more
 For more information click here!

Anchors Away at National Harbor!

National Harbor is offering a wide array of events this summer including a ton of fun and educational programs for children.

We stopped by the National Children’s Museum Launch Zone on Waterfront Street to see what parents and kids can look forward to this summer.

“The National Children’s Museum is unique in that it provides children and families with interactive experiences virtually and physically with its sole mission to inspire children,” said The Children’s Museum Communications Manager Amy Lowman.

This fun, fast-paced program typically includes stories, games, art, music, experiments, drama, and movement for adults and children to experience together.