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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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