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The DC Independent Film Festival, March 3-13

The DC Independent Film Festival, March 3-13

The 12th annual DC Independent Film Festival kicks off this Thursday March 3 and runs through Sunday March 13. Since 1999, the DCIFF has featured a wide selection of independent films with an emphasis on filmmakers based in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.

One local film being showcased this year is Late Rounders, a feature length documentary by area filmmaker Evan A. Marshall. The film follows a group of college football players as they prepare for draft day in the hope that they will be selected by an NFL team. Sports fans and non-sports fans alike should identify with these young men as they wait to see whether or not their dreams will become a reality. Late Rounders plays at the Artisphere in Arlington on March 13. 

Christmas Celebration 2010

Christmas Celebration 2010

The holiday’s are here.  People are Christmas shopping, people are caroling, and it’s snowing.  The holiday’s are in full affect.  But one exciting thing that has come to our area is the Christmas Celebration at Evangel Cathedral in Largo, Maryland.  The Christmas Celebration has been a big hit in our area for many years in the past.  This play will leave you in amazement as you watch the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ.  You also can’t forget the live animals, the laser shows, pyrotechnics, and other special affects.  But this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Broadway style play.  Twenty years is a huge milestone, so what wouldn’t be better with performances by Grammy artists Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and Marvin Sapp.  If you haven’t ever seen this show, this would be the perfect year to attend this extraordinary event.

12 Marching Bands Showcase Their Talent

Marching bands from Charles Herbert Flowers, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., DuVal,
Friendly, Gwynn Park, High Point, Largo, Laurel, Northwestern, Oxon Hill, Potomac,
and Surrattsville high schools will come together to showcase their talents for the
community during the 2010 Marching Band Showcase.

Each year, the annual Marching Band Showcase provides high school marching
bands the opportunity to perform for each other and the community in a non-competitive setting. Prince George's County high school marching bands that participated in the Band Assessment Festival the previous spring are eligible to participate, and two adjudicators will provide performance feedback to the bands and their directors.

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this fun, family
event. Tickets are $5 per person; elementary school students and younger will be
admitted free with a paying adult.

American Idol-Style Competition in Greenbelt

The Greenbelt Idols competition will be held on the evening of Friday, September 3rd.

The program is taking names and phone numbers of anyone interested in participating. There will be a brief meeting prior to Friday evening for all Greenbelt Idols contestants.

Please contact greenbeltidols@yahoo.com to request more information and/or to sign up.

Is Your Daughter a Princess?

The Miss Greenbelt Organization presents the Greenbelt Princess Program!

Each princess (ages 2-6) will be matched with a Miss Greenbelt contestant in this program created to enhance leadership, mentorship, and fellowship.

All Miss Greenbelt Princesses will receive a tiara, a sash, appearance onstage at the Pageant, and her picture on the Miss Greenbelt website.

The opportunity to become a Miss Greenbelt Princess is $50 per Princess. All proceeds benefit the Miss Greenbelt Scholarship Fund.

To register, please visit:  www.missgreenbelt.com.

Greenbelt Forest Pumpkin Walk

Saturday, October 23, Greenbelt’s Northway Woods will be lit for one half-mile with hundreds of Jack-o-lanterns.

This 20 year tradition was created to preserve the forest, (which is one of Greenbelt’s most original designs) and to raise awareness of the beautiful trails and greens to the community.

Thanks to sponsors and active members of the community, the gorgeous pumpkins are set out on the trail at 5pm for the event.  After the event, people may retrieve their pumpkins, take home pumpkins donated by sponsors, and the rest will be composited.

Did I mention there will be free apple cider and hot cocoa? 

Please bring your own mug, cup, or thermos to savor this delicious treat and warm up while you walk the trail.

The day before the walk, there is a free carving day for the festival from 4-8pm outside the Roosevelt Center at the intersection of Crescent Road and Gardenway Road in Greenbelt MD.  The carving day includes performan