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National Soccer Championship Comes to Prince George's Community College

For the first time in history, Prince George’s Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Soccer Championship, Thursday, November 4, 2010 through Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the college’s Largo campus.

Eight teams will be competing to be named the best team in the country as they take to the Prince George’s Community College’s newly renovated soccer field. Students will play four games on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5. Three games will be played on Sunday.

Halloween Costume and Parade

Friday,October 29th

Registration from 4-4:30pm at Roosevelt Center behind Curves.

All ages encouraged to come out to Roosevelt Center and enjoy this Greenbelt Tradition. Prizes for best costumes in age groups from 18 months through 6th grade, best family and best pet. Trick or Treat with Center Merchants. Entertainment by Greg May's Magical Mayhem Circus.

Documentary About Greenbelt Kicks Off Utopia Film Festival

The Gazette reports that the annual Utopia Film Festival kicks off Monday with its "Reel & Meal" event at the New Deal Café in the Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt.

Showing at the café in the historic shopping center will be "Green Towns USA: A New Deal," a 57-minute documentary about the three New Deal towns (Greenbelt, Md., Greenhills, Ohio and Greendale, Wis.) and how each of them have fared since they were created by the Roosevelt administration as an experiment in suburban community planning for moderate- and low-income people during the Depression.

The screening is free, but festival officials are encouraging moviegoers to support the New Deal Cafe by coming between 6:30 and show time at 7 p.m. to purchase its vegan buffet for $13.

The Prince George’s County Health Department Is Offering Free Walk-in Flu Shots

The Prince George’s County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in flu clinic on Wednesday, October 13 at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center in an effort to ensure that all residents interested in a flu shot will be able to receive one.

 “As flu season approaches, it is important that every individual in the CDC target population have access to the seasonal flu vaccine,” said Health Officer, Donald Shell, M.D., M.A. “For that reason, we are offering an opportunity for the public to come in to a clinic and receive a flu vaccine free of charge.”

The flu vaccine will be administered October 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center located at 6101 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, MD.

Other opportunities for the public to receive flu shots include:

Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.


“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”


County Sets First Health and Wellness Expo

The Prince George’s County Health, Wellness and Recreation Advisory Council (HWRAC) and County Executive Jack B. Johnson are sponsoring the first health and wellness expo, “Wellness Works,” for county employees on October 7. All county employees are encouraged to attend and may be granted up to four hours of administrative leave by their agency or department appointing authority. Executive Jack B. Johnson will be attending.

The expo will feature demonstrations, vendors, informational handouts and various health screenings. This is the first major event sponsored by the HWRAC, which was created earlier this year.

Appearances will be made by County Executive Jack B. Johnson; Dr. Donald Shell, Department of Health Director; and others.



Thursday, October 7, 2010.

Two sessions: one from 8 a.m. to noon, and a second from 12:30 to 4 p.m.



One Million Miles from Earth, Hubble’s Successor Promises Groundbreaking View of Universe

* Amazing New Visuals Depict Origins of the Universe
* Show Your Audience a LIVE DEMO of the Extreme Cold this New Telescope Must Withstand

When it launches in 2014, NASA’s newest space-bound observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be able to peer farther back in space and time than we’ve ever been able to see before, helping to resolve some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.
But in order for the Webb telescope to see these incredible sights, it has to sit one million miles out in space, where it must endure extreme conditions, including temperatures less than minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
On October 7th, from 6:00am-10:00am ET, NASA experts will unveil remarkable new visuals showing just how far back in time Webb will be able to see, and perform a live demonstration of the extreme cold Webb will experience in space.