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Sep. 4th, 2014

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Free Dental Clinic at University of Maryland - Preregistration Day

Outdoor-line-dental-clinicMany people throughout the U.S. have no dental insurance. If you can't afford to pay for insurance, there's a very good chance you can't afford dental care. Infections in your mouth can affect vital organs and your overall health. This dental health ministry is a life-saver for hundreds each time it is held.

Among the preregistered people (about 250 of them), they were still taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Some people were waiting before 1PM. They started to take people in the building at 2 PM today, but they predicted that the last ones would be there until 6 PM, though I don't know how because they were only calling #88 at 4:45 when it had been about an hour since they called #44 & she had not been finished yet. There were many people still waiting to be seen at 5:00. All would have to come back tomorrow & again wait on line.

Some peopatient-registrationple came with children and were told at the last minute that the children could not come in. I don't know if that information was available earlier, but it didn't seem to be known or believed by the mostly mothers who came with infants & toddlers, though they did offer to let them back in if they found a supervised place for their children to go.

Tomorrow people who were not preregistered & available to come today will be standing on a long line. They have to get there before 7 AM & may not be finished until 6 PM. Then they may have to come back Sat. morning.

Dentist, hygienists, specialists & a lot more helping out are all volunteers at this 3-day event.

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Jul. 3rd, 2014

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Food for Children at Schools & Community Centers

From Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)

Now through August 1, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will provide free and nutritious breakfast and lunch for all children ages 18 and under at specific sites throughout the summer. “Providing continuous meals throughout the summer helps children receive the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools. The program will serve breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. School sites are:

FIND YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL ALPHABETICALLY:
Adelphi ES Andrew Jackson MS*(Playground) Andrew Jackson MS (Teen Site) Ardmore ES Avalon ES Benjamin Stoddert MS Berwyn Heights ES Bladensburg ES Brandywine ES Calverton ES Capital Heights ES Paint Branch ES Chillum ES Phyllis E. Williams ES Columbia Park ES Cooper Lane ES Francis S. Key ES Francis T. Evans ES Glassmanor ES Glenn Dale ES Greenbelt ES Highland Park ES Hollywood ES Hyattsville ES Indian Queen ES Isaac Gourdine MS* (Teen Site) James Harrison ES James Madison MS James Madison MS* (Teen Site) ) James McHenry ES Judge S. Woods ES Kettering MS* Kingsford ES Langley Park McCormick ES Laurel ES Longfields ES Magnolia ES Martin Luther King, Jr. MS* Montpelier ES North Forestville ES Oaklands ES Oxon Hill MS* (Teen Site) Paint Branch ES Patuxent ES Princeton ES Ridgecrest ES Riverdale ES Robert Gray ES Robert Frost ES Rosa Parks ES Rosaryville ES Rose Valley ES Seat Pleasant ES Suitland ES Surrattsville HS Tayac ES Thomas Johnson MS Thurgood Marshall MS* (Teen Site) Walker Mill MS* William E. Hall ES William Paca ES William Wirt MS*


Recreation and other sites are:
Birchwood Community Park Colmar Manor Town Hall Fort Foot Neighborhood Park Kentland Community Center Langley Park Community Center Middleton Valley ES Mount Rainier Town Hall Seat Pleasant Activity Center Suitland Community Center T. Howard Duckett Vansville Community Center Vansville Neighborhood Park Recreation Building West Lanham Hills


*Lunch sites only

For more information, call PGCPS Food and Nutrition Services at 301-952-6580.
- See more at: http://www1.pgcps.org/communications/press.aspx?id=196058#sthash.cmXnY6r4.dpuf

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Jun. 28th, 2014

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Prince George's County to require carbon monoxide detectors starting July 1 #maryland

Prince George's to require carbon monoxide detectors starting July 1 (from the Washington Post)

Homes with gas service, an attached garage or fire place must have detectors starting July 1.
BY LYNH BUI June 26
After an unusually cold April night two years ago, Prince George’s County firefighters were called to an Oxon Hill home. There, they found five people, all dead. But there were no signs of forced entry and no visible injuries on the bodies.

Authorities later discovered that everyone in the house had died of carbon monoxide poisoning. An exhaust pipe from the furnace broke overnight, leaking gas into the home and slowly poisoning them as they slept.

“That family never woke up,” County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said. “They had no alarm. Nothing to warn them.”

Since then, four more people in Prince George’s have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. But officials hope a law that goes into effect July 1 will prevent similar tragedies.

Starting next week, all houses in the county with gas service, an attached garage or a fireplace must have a carbon monoxide detector on every level.

The gas is “colorless and odorless,” Bashoor said. “You don’t know it’s there until it’s too late.”

Prince George’s is one of the first counties in Maryland to require carbon monoxide detectors in homes, Bashoor said. The detectors cost at least $20, and the fire department recommends 10-year alarms that don’t require frequent battery changes.

Bashoor said he understands that some homeowners may be reluctant to spend the money, but the small investment could save a family. “It’s probably the cheapest insurance policy you’re going to find,” he said.

Although there is a civil penalty for violating the legislation — a $100 fine — the department will probably be generous with warnings, officials said. The fire department plans to “passively enforce” the law, fire department spokesman Mark Brady said. County officials won’t be going door-to-door to check whether alarms have been installed.

“We’ll try to help you get an alarm as opposed to giving you a ticket,” Brady said.

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Fire Safety Education
http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/fire/Services/FSE/Pages/default.aspx
The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department wants you to 'Bee Safe'. The Fire/EMS Department will visit your home and conduct a free Fire Safety Advisory Inspection. But that's not all! While there, they will install a free smoke detector in your home. To receive your free smoke alarm and fire safety advisory inspection, please complete the Free Smoke Alarm & Fire Safety Advisory Inspection form .
For additional safety information, please download the:
Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Alarms (PDF)
Fire Safety Checklist (PDF)
Home Checkup (PDF)
Summer Safety First
Carbon Monoxide Tip Sheet - http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/Fire/Services/FSE/Documents/TIPSHEETCARBONMONOXIDESAFETY.pdf

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Jun. 21st, 2014

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Youth Empowerment Summit June 24 & Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety on July 1

Anwan ‘Big G’ Glover to Moderate Youth Discussion on Making the Right Decisions and Conflict Resolution.

The Department of Family Services, Children, Youth and Families Division will host a free, one-day, Youth Empowerment

Summit at the Prince George’s Ballroom on June 24, 2014. The summit will feature a viewing of the 2012 Sundance Film Selection, Luv starring Common and Michael Rainey Jr., a coming-of-age story about an impressionable boy who gets a crash course in what it means to be a man after spending the day with his ex-convict uncle he idolizes. Participants will then get an opportunity to discuss the film in an open dialog moderated by actor and musician Anwan ‘Big G’ Glover from the HBO series, The Wire, and 12 Years a Slave. Anwan is also known for his long-time role as lead vocalist for the Washington, DC Go-Go Band, “The Backyard Band.”

The purpose of the Youth Empowerment Summit is to help youth make the right choices for a positive future. Exercises in conflict resolution and mediation awareness will be conducted by The Key Bridge Foundation, a conflict management provider that uses resolution strategies to encourage cooperation and problem solving for individuals and organizations.

Registration is required. Call 301-265-8446 to register. Due to the R rating of the film, Prince George’s County youth ages 13-17 must have signed parental consent. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

WHO:
Prince George’s County Department of Family Services,
Children, Youth and Families Division, Disproportionate Minority Contact Initiative;
Anwan ‘Big G’ Glover;
The Key Bridge Foundation

WHAT:
Prince George’s County Youth Empowerment Summit

WHERE:
Prince George’s Ballroom
3411 Pinebrook Ave.
Landover, MD 20785

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
9am – 3:30pm (Registration begins at 8:30)

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The Prince George’s County Council will host “Building On Our Successes: Making Prince George’s County an Even Safer Community,” a Town Hall Meeting focusing on public safety in Prince George’s County, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

The Town Hall Meeting will be held in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro. Featured presenters include State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks; Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security Director Brian R. Moe; Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw; Prince George’s County Fire Chief Mark S. Bashoor; and Prince George’s County Department of Corrections Director Mary Lou McDonough. Citizens will also have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session, and share their thoughts on issues of community concern with the County’s top public safety officials.

Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D) – District 9, encourages residents to join this important discussion on safer communities in Prince George’s County.

“Public safety, a shared priority, is an issue that directly impacts every Prince Georgian. We want to update residents on our historic progress in public safety and discuss ways we can continue to work collaboratively to keep our communities even safer. This is an important opportunity to review our successes, identify our challenges, and develop strategies for our future, and I would encourage all of our residents to lend their voice to the conversation. “

This event is free and open to the public. Live streaming will also be available on July 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at http://townhall.mypgc.us. Twitter users can live tweet their questions and concerns @PGCCouncilMedia.

WHAT:
Prince George’s County Council Public Safety Town Hall Meeting
“Building On Our Successes: Making Prince George’s County an Even Safer Community,”

WHO:
Prince George’s County Council Members
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks
Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security Director Brian R. Moe
Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw
Prince George’s County Fire Chief Mark S. Bashoor
Prince George’s County Department of Corrections Director Mary Lou McDonough

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Council Hearing Room, First Floor
County Administration Building
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Jun. 12th, 2014

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Early Voting Started Today, Where to Vote, Reading That Helps

Voting in the primary is where major decisions about who leads our governments and makes our laws.
NOTE:
Some "sample ballots" are not real ballots, but are tools for parties to solicit your vote. For the actual ballots, see below.

When to vote:
Thursday, June 12, 2014 through Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 10 am until 8 pm
Absentee ballots: The deadline is Tuesday, June 17, 2014. It must be received by 8:00p.m. if you mail or deliver the application, or by 11:59 p.m. if you fax or email the application. You must apply for a ballot - call at (301) 341-7300.
Where to vote:


Prince George's County
Upper Marlboro Community Center
5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Directions To This Location
Prince Geroges County Upper Marlobor Community Center
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

Directions To This Location
Prince Georges County College Park Community Center
Baden Community Center
13601 Baden-Westwood Road
Brandywine, MD 20613

Directions To This Location
Prince Georges County Baden Community Center
Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center
Landover Room A
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD 20785

Directions To This Location
Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Center
Bowie Community Center
3209 Stonybrook Drive
Bowie, MD 20715

Directions To This Location
Bowie Community Center
Laurel - Beltsville Senior Activity Center
7120 Contee Road
Laurel, MD 20707

Directions To This Location
Laurel -Beltsville Senior Activity Center
Suitland Community Park School
5600 Regency Lane
Forestville, MD 20747

Directions To This Location
Suitland Community Park School
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Directions To This Location
Suitland Community Park School

How to know who's on the ballot:
See https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch and put in your voter information if you are registered. If you're not already registered, you cannot vote in the primary. Deadline to register for the general election is 10/14/2014.
NOTE: If you are a registered Republican or Democrat, you can still vote for nonpartisan candidates, such as Board of Education. More about the school board election in Prince George's County is here.

More information about candidates, including their web site addresses to compare according to what they actually say.

More about election news here.
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Jun. 8th, 2014

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Happy in Prince George's County Parks!

Love this! It represents how I feel living here!

May. 29th, 2014

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Register to vote by June 3rd in Maryland!

Did you know June 3rd is the last day to register to vote in the June 24th primary? Let your friends, families, and neighbors know to register by next Tuesday, June 3rd in order to participate in the primary. The primary is of utmost importance in the state of Maryland and Prince George's County, because that's where we help choose who will be on the ticket in the general election.

Share this link to register to vote online with anyone who might not be registered.

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May. 21st, 2014

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EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM Discount Through PayPal - $25 includes meal & documents #pgcps

4th Prince George’s County
EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM
on the
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

A Comprehensive Inside View of How our School System is Governed

Saturday, May 24
8507 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 301, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Registration 8:30 AM • Program 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Keynote Presentations by CEO Kevin M. Maxwell & Board Chair Segun C. Eubanks New School Board Structure  • Parent & Community Involvement • Labor Relations  Budgeting • Ethics and Legal Issues • Legislation • The Next Four Years  • Much More!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  School Board Candidates, Campaign Staff, Activists, Civic Leaders, Government Officials, Other Residents who care about how our school system is governed and the challenges we face in educating our children

Conference fee of $25.00 payable through PayPal sending payment to ElectedBoard@aol.com ($30.00 at the door) includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, all Course Materials, additional Handouts, and Door Prizes

For more information, please email ElectedBoard@aol.com or telephone Co-Chairs Janis Hagey, 301-464-0171, or Dave Cahn, 301-627-5126
Presented by Citizens for an Elected Board

Apr. 23rd, 2014

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Working Women’s Issues Forum - Candidates for Upcoming Election - May 14

Coalition of Labor Union Women: Moving the Working Women’s Agenda Forward

Presents

Working Women’s Issues Forum
Wednesday
May 14, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Invited Candidates respond to questions on:

CHILDCARE
EQUAL PAY
IMMIGRATION
SICK LEAVE

Plus updates on voter rights in Maryland!

Refreshments provided
Professional childcare (pre-registration required)

Sponsored by the Tri-County CLUW Chapter Organizing Committee
RSVP & Pre-register for childcare: Contact Angel Savoy at 240-551-4978 or mariaj25@yahoo.com
www.cluw.org
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EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM on SCHOOL BOARD ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES May 24

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, May 24
8507 Oxon Hill Road, Fort Washington, MD

CITIZENS FOR AN ELECTED BOARD PRESENTS THE FOURTH

Prince George’s County
EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM
on
SCHOOL BOARD ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES


A Comprehensive Inside View of
How our School System is Governed

NEW SCHOOL BOARD STRUCTURE
OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETING
LABOR RELATIONS
ETHICS
ACHIEVEMENT GAPS
FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION
PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
and MUCH MORE!

School Board candidates and the general public welcome!

Watch for formal announcement coming soon

      For more information:
      Email ElectedBoard@aol.com
      or call Jan Hagey  (301) 464-0171
                 Dave Cahn (301) 627-5126
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Plant Swap & Sale - SATURDAY, April 26th 9-1

Black Swamp’s 5th Annual

Plant Swap & Sale Grow It Fest!

    Bring labeled plants to swap for other annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, bulbs, seeds, farm and garden stuff. Plus - Rain barrel sale with rebates!

SATURDAY, April 26th, 2014

9:00am-1:00pm   Rain or Shine

(Plant Swapping begins at 10:00am)

Where: The restored Tobacco Barn at 19070 Poplar Ridge Rd. in

Brandywine, MD. Located 2/10th miles north of the intersection of Croom and Brandywine Roads (Routes 381 & 382)

FREE refreshments!

Support local grown—compost sale, plant sale, farm displays, gardening demonstrations, land preservation information and more!

For more information call Joanne Flynn at 301-502-3261

Sponsored by: The Black Swamp Creek Land Trust, Inc.

& The Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association & University of Maryland Extension, Prince George’s County

The University of Maryland Extension is an equal opportunity employer and equal access programs.
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Free Cultural Arts Expo

Please Join Delegate Melony G. Griffith For
The 2014
Cultural Arts
EXPO

Come experience Cultural Arts for you and your Family, Group & Community
Free Admission
April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Doors Open at 8:30 a.m
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The Show Place Arena
14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
For More Information Call 301-858-3557
or email us at culturalartsexpo@gmail.com

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Mar. 24th, 2014

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Two more events on April 26 - many community service choices on that day!

Christmas in April takes place on April 26. It brings together over 3,500 volunteers annually to rehabilitate low-income homes. This neighbor helping neighbor effort culminates in our Annual Event Day, held on the last Saturday in April. Each year, Christmas in April facilitates the renovation of approximately 100 homes and at no financial cost to the recipient.

You can also support Christmas in April by Eating at OldLine Bistro March 27.

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Open House to celebrate ASPCA National Help A Horse Day
April 26 from 12 to 4pm
Leighton Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the home of Thoroughbred Placement Resources is a charity that helps retiring racehorses find new lives when their careers end.

The event at Leighton Farm will give the community an opportunity to meet the horses rescued by TPR and to learn about the rewards and challenges of horse ownership.  The open house will feature demonstrations in riding, blacksmith and horse care as well as small prizes and contests.

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Pro Bono Services Day April 26

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Pro Bono Services Day
Information Workshop

Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD  20745

SPONSORED BY:
Prince George's County, NAACP
 In Partnership with
Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc.
 And
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

Mar. 13th, 2014

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Prince George's Co. State Legislators meeting on schools, public defender, and more

The Prince George’s County House Delegation will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. to hear a presentation and consider at least one bill. The meeting will be in Room 150 in the House office building in Annapolis.

A panel from the Office of the Public Defender will make a short presentation on legislation involving pre-trial defense services.

In addition, the delegation is scheduled to consider:

  • PG 409-14 - Board of Education - Public High Schools - Outdoor Synthetic Turf Fields (HB 1013) (Special Ordered by the delegation on Feb 21). - this bill has health, safety and environmental concerns.

(NOTE: The County Affairs subcommittee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Any bills voted upon by the subcommittee at that time may be added to the full delegation agenda.)

Due to the rapidly-changing nature of the legislature in this time of session, the delegation encourages the public to review our website, www.princegeorgeshousedelegation.com , for the latest information as it is available.
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