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Local Charity Holds Seventh Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit Foster Care

Local Charity Holds Seventh Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit Foster Care

 

May is National Foster Care Month. To celebrate, non-profit, KidsPeace, is holding their seventh annual wine tasting on May 24 at Corridor Fine Wine in Laurel.

From 6-9 p.m., guests will enjoy featured wines and champagnes from various countries and regions while benefitting 100 children in foster care programs throughout the D.C. area.

Thirty percent of all winery direct sales will be donated to benefit the KEYS program, which provides life-skills training for foster youth ages 16-20, who face uncertain times as they prepare for their transition from care to independent living.

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Prince George's County 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival

Prince George's County 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival

 

Stop by the annual Prince George’s County Harlem Renaissance Festival on Saturday, May 5 where Chuck Brown’s band will be performing a musical tribute in his honor.

The family oriented festival will occur at the Columbia Park/Kentland Community Center located at 2411 Pinebrook Avenue in Landover. Others headlining this year’s celebrity performances include DC’s favorite funk/rock band, “Mother’s Finest, and Comedian/Social Activist Dick Gregory .

The festival serves as a cultural enrichment and educational venue that allows families and students to learn more about the Harlem Renaissance Era. Kids can enjoy fun activities such as moon bounces, flag football, derby racing, a skating rink, and pony rides.

Inside the Community Center there will also be educational displays, county students’ artwork, and over 60 food and craft vendors!

County Executive Baker Participates in VisionWalk for Foundation Fighting Blindness

County Executive Baker Participates in VisionWalk for Foundation Fighting Blindness

 

The following informationa was sent to us by Scott Peterson: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III joined State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Del. Michael Summers and approximately 1,000 students on Thursday from Gwynn Park High School, Gwynn Park Middle School, Baden Elementary School, and Brandywine Elementary School to support a fellow student, Bjorn Brooks, who is legally blind from a rare genetic disease. A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off the event at Gwynn Park High School, and students walked on behalf of Brooks to boost awareness and generate funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ research efforts for sight-robbing retinal diseases. R&B recording artist Ginuwine, Big Tigger, and 95.5 WPGC-FM radio personalities Free and Herkules also participated in this event. 

County Executive Baker Participates in VisionWalk for Foundation Fighting Blindness

County Executive Baker Participates in VisionWalk for Foundation Fighting Blindness

 

The following informationa was sent to us by Scott Peterson: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III joined State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Del. Michael Summers and approximately 1,000 students on Thursday from Gwynn Park High School, Gwynn Park Middle School, Baden Elementary School, and Brandywine Elementary School to support a fellow student, Bjorn Brooks, who is legally blind from a rare genetic disease. A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off the event at Gwynn Park High School, and students walked on behalf of Brooks to boost awareness and generate funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ research efforts for sight-robbing retinal diseases. R&B recording artist Ginuwine, Big Tigger, and 95.5 WPGC-FM radio personalities Free and Herkules also participated in this event. 

Charity to Repair & Renovate 86 Prince George’s County Homes

Charity to Repair & Renovate 86 Prince George’s County Homes

Christmas comes eight months early this year for the elderly and disabled in Prince George's County.

Thousands of Prince George’s County community volunteers as well as the County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III will repair and renovate 86 homes during the 24th Annual Christmas in April program on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Since 1989, Prince George’s County Christmas in April has repaired and renovated over 2000 homes and donated over $35 million in supplies and service for repairs. 

“Hundreds of Prince George’s County employees are once again volunteering to help transform neighborhoods and lives as we repair and renovate the homes of some of our neediest residents and neighbors," explained Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.

To volunteer or donate, click here!