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Celebrating Black History Month, a guide to cultural events and community events in Prince George's County, Maryland.


<ul><li><p>M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince Georges County</p><p>Cultural Events andCommunity Events Calendar</p><p>Black HistoryMonth</p><p>CELEBRATION!</p></li><li><p>CELEBRATION, BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2012</p><p>Celebrate and honor African American heritage duringBlack History Month this February with the M-NCPPC Department ofParks and Recreation. From performances to history lessons to festivals, there areplenty of exciting events and activities planned throughout Prince Georges County.</p><p>To register for any of the programs listed in this brochure, call the facility sitedirectly. (For TTY service, call 301-699-2544.)</p><p>For the latest information on Black History Month happenings,visit http://blackhistory.pgparks.com.</p><p>Monday, Jan. 23-Saturday, Mar. 17, 10 am-5 pm,DailyBLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBITION</p><p>Reading,Writing and Race:Rosenwald Schools in PrinceGeorges County, MarylandThis years exhibit profiles African American schoolsbuilt with assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation.Through historic photos and artifacts, the exhibithighlights Rosenwald schools that were featured in theNational Trust for Historic Preservations 2002list of Americas 11 Most Endangered HistoricPlaces. The exhibits centerpiece includes the newlyrenovated Ridgeley Rosenwald School, which isconsidered to be one of the countys best examplesof this type of educational facility.Harmony Hall Regional Center10701 Livingston RoadFort Washington, 20744301-203-6070; TTY 301-203-3803</p><p>Monday, January 23-Saturday, March 17Public Reception: Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm</p><p>Black History MonthOpening Exhibit &amp; ReceptionView this years exhibit Reading, Writingand Race: Rosenwald Schools in Prince GeorgesCounty, Maryland, which profiles AfricanAmerican schools built with assistance from theRosenwald Foundation. See the unveiling of the2012 Black History Month Poster designed by artstudents from Potomac High School, with assis-tance from art teacher Elizabeth Clarke and resi-dent artist BernardW. Brooks.All ages; FREEHarmony Hall Regional Center10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington 20744301-203-6070; TTY 301-203-3803</p><p>Students of the Muirkirk School, ca 1925Courtesy of Philip Gibson</p><p>Ridgeley Rosenwald School</p><p>Interior of the restored Ridgeley Rosenwald SchoolPhoto: M-NCPPC</p></li><li><p>3Saturday, January 28, 1-3 pm</p><p>Winter on the PlantationExperience the winter chores and pastimes ofMontpeliers enslaved residents throughhands-on activities.All agesFee: $5/person; FREE/ages 4 &amp; underMontpelier Mansion9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544</p><p>Monday, January 30-Saturday, March 24Public Reception: Saturday, February 4</p><p>Rivers and MemoriesThe Brentwood Arts Exchange is honored topresent the artworks of Lillian Burwell andE.J. Montgomery. Both are accomplishedartists, and have beenprominent and influentialfigures throughout the artcommunity for severaldecades. Their artworksare lyrical, rich, andhighly developed explo-rations into the expressiveelements of color and space.Brentwood Arts Exchange3901 Rhone Island Avenue, Brentwood 20722301-277-2863; TTY 301-446-6802</p><p>Tuesday, January 31, 10:15 am &amp; 12 noon</p><p>Kankouran West AfricanDancers</p><p>This award-winningdance company, whoseartistic director andmusic director areboth from Senegal,exposes students totraditional Africanculture byintroducing thehistory, terminology,</p><p>and techniques of the music and dancebeing performed in this audienceparticipation event.Recommendedfor all agesTickets: $6/person, $5/person in groupsof 15 or morePublick Playhouse5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312</p><p>Tuesdays &amp; Fridays in February, 9 am-3 pm</p><p>Exhibition: Our Mother,Our Sisters, Our StarsThis exhibit honors the legacy of 10 notableAfrican American women, focusing on theirlives, struggles and accomplishments.All ages; FREEBillingsley House Museum6900 Green Landing RoadUpper Marlboro 20772301-627-0730, 301-839-7782; TTY 301-446-6802</p><p>Wednesdays, beginning February 1, 4-6 pm</p><p>African AmericanHeritage Film SeriesCome join us everyWednesday in Februaryas we highlight the lives of African Americansthroughout history. Families will receive aword search, crossword puzzle and even geta coloring sheet to help them remember whothey learned about. It will be a fun learningexperience for all. No one under the age of 9will be permitted without a parent or adultguardian.All ages; FREEColumbia Park Community Center1901 Kent Village Drive, Landover 20785301-341-3749; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p>Fridays in February, 1 &amp; 3 pm</p><p>Enslaved Women ofDarnalls ChanceJoin us for a tour thatfocuses on the AfricanAmerican women wholived and worked atDarnalls Chance with aspecial emphasis on theBentley family of UpperMarlborough. Reserva-tions are not required.All ages; FREEDarnalls Chance House Museum14800 Governor Oden Bowie DriveUpper Marlboro 20772301-952-8010; TTY 301-699-2544</p><p>Lillian Burwell</p></li><li><p>CELEBRATION, BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2012</p><p>Wednesdays, February 1 &amp; 15, 10 am-12 noon</p><p>Black History Comedy FilmsCome join us for fun and laughter during BlackHistory Month! Featured films includeA Piece of the Action (Feb. 1) andUptownSaturday Night (Feb. 15). Both films star BillCosby and Sidney Poitier.Ages 60 &amp; up; FREEHuntington Community Center13022 8th Street, Bowie 20715301-464-3725; TTY 301-218-6768</p><p>Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 &amp; 29,6-9 pm</p><p>Wednesday Night at theMovies: Roots</p><p>Join us as we watch a mini-series based on Alex Haleysnovel, Roots: The Saga of anAmerican Family. Discusshow Alex Haley was able totell the story of the discoveryof his family descendants bytracing the name Kunta</p><p>Kinte. Light refreshments will be served.Ages 18 &amp; up; FREEPrince Georges Sports &amp; Learning Complex8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785301-583-2582; TTY 301-583-2483</p><p>Friday, February 3, 10:15 am &amp; 12 noon,and Saturday, February 4, 8 pm</p><p>Nimbaya! Women MasterDrummers of GuineaFormerly calledAmazones, theworld famouswomens drum anddance companyreturns for its firstUS tour in severalyears. These talentedand brave women break ancient traditions bybeing the first to play the instruments, sing thesongs, and do the dances that for centurieswere only performed by men.Recommended for all agesFeb. 3 tickets: $6/person,$5/person in groups of 15 or moreFeb. 4 tickets: $20/person, $15/seniors,students &amp; DancePass holdersPublick Playhouse5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312</p><p>Friday, February 3, 2:30-4:30 pm</p><p>Mission: PreservationPresented by the National Museum ofAfrican American History and Culture(NMAAHC), this program will touch onthe topics of segregation and saving yourfamily history. Space is limited;pre-registration required by February 1.Ages 6-12; FREEKentland Community Center2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover 20785301-386-2278; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p>Friday, February 3, 7-9 pm</p><p>The QUIZZZGet ready to test your knowledge of blackhistory on Vansvilles NEW game show,The QUIZZZ! This quiz game challenges youmentally and pushes participants tocomplete physical feats. Prizes will be awardedto the QUIZZZ champion!Ages 10 &amp; up; FREEVansville Community Center6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville 20705301-937-6621; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p>Saturday, February 4, 10 am &amp; 12 noon</p><p>Nimbaya! Drum &amp; DanceWorkshopsHeres a wonderfulopportunity for Africandrummers and dancersages 13 and up to trainwith the amazingWomenMaster Drummers of Guinea. Space islimited; early registration is suggested.AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP: 10-11:30 am(Participants must supply their own drum.)AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP:</p><p>12 noon-1:30 pm (Dress to move.)Fee: $15/classPublick Playhouse5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312</p></li><li><p>5Saturday, February 4, 10 am-1 pm</p><p>Thought Provoking Quotes&amp; Poets</p><p>Man, if you gotta ask youll never know.Louis Armstrong</p><p>There have been many inspirational AfricanAmerican women and men throughout history.Some were inventors, scientists, and activists;others were rappers, athletes, and teachers.Enjoy a day of reflection and remembrancethrough words from the past, and take a walkdownMemory Lane with staff.All ages; FREETemple Hills Community Center5300 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills 20748301-894-6616; TTY 301-203-6030</p><p>Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 &amp; 25,10 am-12 noon</p><p>19th Century PrinceGeorges CountyStep out of the ordinary and learn about a dayin the life of an average Prince Georgian 200years ago. This program includes a multimediapresentation and an interactive display ofgames, toys, and artifact reproductions. Lightrefreshments will be served. Reservations arerequired; space is limited.All ages; FREEBladensburg Waterfront Park4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg 20710301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544</p><p>Saturdays, February 4 &amp; 11, 10:30 am-12 noon</p><p>Expressions of Slaveryand Freedom Ceramic WorkshopsLearn how to createhandmade pottery ina FREE, 2-day ceramicworkshop. The workshopfocuses on face jugs andcolonoware from the SouthCarolina region. Space islimited.Ages 6 &amp; up; FREELangley Park Community Center1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville 20783301-445-4508; TTY 301-445-4512SMARTlink #682171</p><p>Saturday, February 4, 11 am-3 pm</p><p>Martin Luther King, Jr.Memorial TripCelebrate Black History Month withyour neighbors. First, explore artisticexhibits at Prince George's AfricanAmericanMuseum&amp;Cultural Cen-ter. Next, visit the newMartinLuther King, Jr. Memorial inWash-ington, DC. Finally, enjoy a great lunch at BensChili Bowl, one of the most well-known spotsin DC! Lunch fee is not included. Space is lim-ited; pre-registration is required by January 28.All ages (Children 12 &amp; under must beaccompanied by an adult.)Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4Trip leaves from and returns to:</p><p> North Brentwood Community Center4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood 20722301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p> Prince Georges Plaza Community Center6600 Adelphi RoadHyattsville 20782301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p> Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center6120 Sargent Road, Chillum 20782301-853-2005; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p>Saturdays,February4, 11,18&amp;25, 12 noon-3pm</p><p>Black Historic Site TourTake a journey to more than 17 local blackhistoric sites. Visit the former home of BookerT. Washingtons daughter, the former home ofDoswell Brooks (the first black superintendentof Prince Georges County black schools),Chapel Oaks Fire Station (one of the firstall-black fire companies in the US), and twoRosenwald schools - The Ridgely School andHighland Park Elementary School. The tourbegins with a light brunch and features a shortdescriptive narrative of each site.Ages 5 &amp; upFee: Resident $20; Non-Resident $24Palmer Park Community Center7720 Barlowe Road, Landover 20785301-773-5665; TTY 301-218-6768</p><p>Saturday, February 4, 1-3 pm</p><p>Arts &amp; Crafts for ChildrenCreate a variety of arts &amp; crafts in celebration ofBlack History Month.Ages 12 &amp; under; FREENorth Brentwood Community Center4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood 20722301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512</p></li><li><p>CELEBRATION, BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2012</p><p>Sundays, February 5 &amp; 19, 1-4 pm</p><p>19th Century HearthCookingObserve trained docents cooking period foodon an open hearth at the Charles DuckettFreedmans Cabin. People in the new world,whites and slaves alike, lived in similarbuildings from the early 17th until the mid19th century. Few of these buildings survived,as they were abandoned for newer, largeraccommodations and simply fell into decay.</p><p>Take a tour of this oncecommon, now rare style ofdwelling and get a glimpseinto the everyday history ofthe regular people ofsouthern Maryland.All ages; FREEPatuxent River Park16000 Croom Airport Road</p><p>Upper Marlboro 20772301-627-6074; TTY 301-699-2544</p><p>Monday, February 6-Friday, February 17,8 am-9 pmOpening Reception: Monday, February 6,10 am-12 noon</p><p>Black History MonthExhibit Display: EducatingAmerica: Black Hospitals,Strengths and CrisisThis exhibit highlightssome of the blackhospitals in themetropolitan areaand abroad that had asignificant impact onthe lives of AfricanAmericans. Forpatients, thesehospitals werewelcome alternatives to being treated inneglected corners of segregated hospitals;for black health care professionals, they werecenters for education, careers and scientificdiscovery. Memorabilia, artifacts, and photosare included in the exhibition. Please join us forthe opening reception on February 6 as Mr.Nathaniel Wesley, author of Black Hospitals inAmerica, speaks about the research and studyof this topic.All ages; FREELaurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center7120 Contee Road, Laurel 20707301-206-3350; TTY 301-446-3402</p><p>Monday, February 6, 7-8:30 pm</p><p>African Masks CeramicWorkshop for ChildrenThe creation of an African mask often tellsa story about the ancestry and honor ofAfrican heritage. Join us for a wonderful 1-dayceramic workshop and explore the religiousand ceremonial values that African artists ex-press in their artwork. Spaces are limited; pre-registration required by February 1.Ages 6-12Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $5Beltsville Community Center3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville 20705301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512</p><p>Tuesday, February 7, 10:15 am &amp; 12 noon</p><p>History of Hip-HopIllstyle &amp; Peace Productions, Philadelphiasyoung multicultural hip-hop dance company,travels worldwide bringing a positive messageof individual expression. They present thehistory of hip-hop with jaw-dropping dance,audience participation and a compellingQ&amp;A session.Recommended for all agesTickets: $6/person, $5/person in groupsof 15 or morePublick Playhouse5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312</p><p>Wednesday, February 8, 12:30-1:30 pm</p><p>Smithsonian AssociatesDiscovery Theatre:The Greatest Stories NeverTold: How Old is a Hero?Young People of the CivilRights MovementThis inspiring play featuresAfrican American heroes of thetwentieth century. Explore thepower of youth andmeet threecourageous heroes who helped shape historyduring the civil rights movement. Hear thecompelling experiences of Ernest Green (thefirst black student to graduate from an inte-grated high school), Claudette Colvin (whomonths before Rosa Parks, refused to give upher seat on the bus), and six-year old RubyBridges (who won equal rights before she couldread.)All ages; FREEGlassmanor Community Center1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill 20745301-567-6033; TTY 301-203-6030</p></li><li><p>7Thursday, February 9, 10:15 am &amp; 12 noon</p><p>The Satchel Paige StoryThe Childrens Theatre ofCincinnatis ArtReachTouring Productionspresents an engrossingperformance about the manwho legends claim couldthrow a ball so fast that it</p><p>would disappear into thin air before it everreached the catchers mitt. Along the way, heeffected major changes in sports andgovernment.Recommended for grades 3-12Tickets: $6/person, $5/person in groupsof 15 or morePublick Playhouse5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312</p><p>Thursday, February 9, 7-9 pm</p><p>Black HistoryTheatrical PlayEnjoy a theatrical play depicting the experi-ences of black leaders during the civil rightsmovement.All agesFee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3Indian Queen Recreation Center9551 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington 20744301-839-9596; TTY 301-203-6030</p><p>Friday, February 10, 2-6 pm</p><p>Black Heritage Art ShowYoure invited to watch our Kids Care childrenstag...</p></li></ul>