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International Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 6th, students, Greenbelt Police, council members and others will be walking to school for International Walk to School Day. Both Greenbelt Elementary and Springhill Lake Elementary are participating in this day to promote safer routes to school, healthier kids, as well as environmental awareness. Join in and go car-free tomorrow if you can!

Pick a Card: An Artful Afternoon

SUNDAY, October 3, 2010. 1-4pm. Most activities FREE
Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Playing card crafts and magic tricks are featured at the Greenbelt Artful Afternoon on Sunday, October 3rd. All ages are welcome at this free event held at the Community Center located at 15 Crescent Road.

From 1:00pm-3:00pm, make your own playing card mini-notebooks with artist Mary Gawlik. Gawlik is a clay tile artist and teacher as well as a Greenbelt Artist in Residence.

Parents and Youth Conference Encourages Parents to Get Involved

WHO: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association Council

WHAT: Parent and Youth Conference:

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

7601 Hanover Parkway • Greenbelt


In partnership with the Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association

(PTA) Council, Prince George’s County Public Schools will sponsor a Parent and Youth

Conference with the theme “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth.”

The free conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by

representatives from the national PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), the

Greenbelt 75th Anniversary Committee


Greenbelt will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2012 and in preparation for the anniversary year, the City Council has formed a 75th Anniversary Committee. The 75th Committee would like to plan a year-long series of events, projects and activities that will appeal to everyone in the Greater Greenbelt community. In order to achieve this goal, the Committee needs your input. Please complete this short survey and let the committee know what YOU would like to see as part of the celebration. Thank you so much! If you would like to apply to serve on this committee fill out this application and mail it to Cindy Murray, City Clerk, City of Greenbelt, 25 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

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.

Coach and Vera Bradley BINGO

Get a leg up on your fall fashion by winning an authentic COACH™ or Vera Bradley purse on August 21at the Greenbelt Fire Department.

Prizes include a variety of authentic COACH™ and Vera Bradley products to include handbags, wristlets, totes, wallets and more! All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

The fundraiser starts at 2pm and doors open at 1pm. Tickets are $18.