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Capital One Bank Invests in Literacy at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary in Prince George’s County

Langley Park McCormick Elementary in Hyattsville will celebrate the grand opening of its new library on Saturday, October 23, 2010.  Through a generous grant from Capital One Bank, the Heart of America Foundation design team will work with Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School’s staff to transform their existing library into a brand new library with age-appropriate reading material for students.  Approximately 50 Capital One Bank volunteers will work over a two-day period to transform the library - from painting, to assembling furniture, to sorting and stocking books.  Over 3,700 books will be provided by Capital One Bank, including 1,000 new books for the library as well as five books for each student to take home to begin building their own home library.

Special guests include: 

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.



Linganore Winery 2010 Reggae Festival

October 16, 2010
$15.00 (21 and older)
$10.00 (18-20 years old)
Under 18 free with adult.
Photo I.D. Required for Wine Tastings
GATES OPEN AT 11:00am.

12-3pm. - OPENING ACT - Passion Reggae
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3:30 - 6pm. - HEADLINERS - Image Band
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12-3pm. - Passion Reggae
3:30 - 6pm. - Image Band

FY2012 Budget Public Hearing

Sasscer Administration Building • Board Room
14201 School Lane • Upper Marlboro, MD

Superintendent of Schools Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. will host a public hearing for parents and the community to share their views on educational needs and budget priorities for the FY2012 Proposed Operating Budget. To register to speak, call 301-952-6115 by 4:30 p.m. the day of the public hearing.

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