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Friday October 13, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Sunday October 15, 2017
Start: 3:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Local award-winning children's science writer Amy S. Hansen presents a look at her great new book, Fire Bird: The Kirtland's Warbler Story.
Hands-on activities make Amy's book presentations fun and engaging for all! Best for ages 4 - 9.

Tuesday October 17, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

(Un)Choir at MilkBoy ArtHouse
Upstairs Gallery, Doors Open: 7PM, Free -- All are welcome!
Tues. Sept. 19 and Oct. 17, 7-9 pm
A new kind of choral experience: learn your part and sing a song in harmony, all in one fun evening! (un)choir turns the tables on traditional choir. No auditions, no rehearsals, no long-term commitment - just show up and sing a song you love! You will get a lyric sheet, then Allison Hughes, music director for College Park Chorale, will teach you 2 or 3 part harmony to a well-known song. To cap the evening off, you'll then sing your heart out with a choir of your new best friends!

Song choice for this month: Thriller!

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Non-fiction by Women
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, College Park Community Library
The College Park Community Library is located in the basement of the Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Avenue. RSVP -- our schedule is subject to change.

Sept. 19: Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott,by Joyce Wallace Scott.

Oct. 17: Never Caught: the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Nov. 21: Boys In the Trees, by Carly Simon.

Dec. 19: The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman

Wednesday October 18, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:15 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Friday October 20, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Sunday October 22, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Workshop 4-6 pm ($10): Improvisation can be a rich way to generate choreography, or it can be the performance itself. Glade Dance Collective members will lead a workshop introducing participants to improvisation techniques and scores, sharing how Glade uses improvisation in dance creation and performance. PLUS, participants will have the opportunity to perform improvisation scores that same evening as part of Glade’s performance. Performance participation is totally optional. You may participate in the workshop without wanting to perform! Movers of all levels are invited to participate; ages 12+. Dancers wishing to perform should wear black pants and a black shirt for performance.

Glade Dance Collective appreciates your donations for their 7 pm performance ($15 suggested).

Monday October 23, 2017
Start: 6:15 pm
End: 7:45 pm

College Park Youth Music Traditions invites youth musicians to explore “traditional” genres including Old Time, Irish, Bluegrass, and Americana. Hosted by fiddler Liberty Rucker and guitarist Eric Maring (Mr. M), CPYMT focuses on ear and group playing based around the fiddle tradition. Music selections will be largely instrumental with the aim of having fun with the music as a group as well as performing the tunes for listening and dancing audiences. Email maringmusic@gmail.com for more information.

More information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1VA1MnCaRFKb0JOY09FZVpmRWs/view?pref=2...
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IpOJz_phfhx2DyIjXP9ypZjYp2vRoRaki0rFT1p...

Alternate Mondays, 6:15 - 7:45 pm. $150 per semester, beginning Sept. 11

Tuesday October 24, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Wednesday October 25, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:15 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Friday October 27, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Saturday October 28, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Oct 28 Halloween Thing at Youth and Family Services. Halloween Parade, raffle with prizes, and free activities including Crafts with College Park Arts Exchange.

See also our schedule of great Arts Drop In activities at College Park Community Center, The Old Parish House, and MilkBoy Art House!

Kids are invited to join in fun arts activities with Arts Specialist Aaron Springer at College Park Community Center, 5101 Pierce Avenue in Lakeland, College Park. FREE! best for ages 3 and up with caregiver.
Date TBA: Mask Making- design create and decorate your personal mask
Oct 28 Halloween thing at Youth and Family Services
Nov 25 clay creations
Dec 16 Holiday cards and decorations

Sunday October 29, 2017
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Arts Drop In at the Old Parish House!

Come and do art in our great neighborhood living room on Sunday afernoons, and get messy with Mr. Springer!
2-4 pm. These arts activities are best for children age 3 -8 with their caregivers.

Sep. 24: Paint and Print- use paint, brushes, stamps and other objects to make unique artworks on paper
Oct. 29: Mask Making- design create and decorate your personal mask
Nov. 26: clay creations
Dec. 17: Holiday cards and decorations

Wednesday November 1, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:15 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Friday November 3, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Saturday November 4, 2017
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 11:30 pm

Celebrate the local Blues scene by enjoying a great lineup of bands at the Ritchie Coliseum.

Featuring

Carly Harvey & Sol Roots - DCBS Solo/Duo Battle Winner

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes - DCBS Battle Winner - originals and classic Blue from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the Rock n' Roll in between

Mike Westcott Band featuring Tommy Lepson - Mike Westcott's emotionally intense guitar skills pair with phenomenal local keyboardist/vocalist Tommy Lepson for dancin' and rockin' blues

Andy T Band with Roomful of Blues Members Phil Pemberton & Doug Woolverton - swing effortlessly between West Coast jump blues stompers, hardcore Chicago and Texas string-fests, and Louisiana swamp grooves

More at
http://dcblues.org/index.php?pageRequest=College_Park_Fest

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Local bellydancers share their amazing skills to exciting music and tribal rhythms.

Monday November 6, 2017
Start: 6:15 pm
End: 7:45 pm

College Park Youth Music Traditions invites youth musicians to explore “traditional” genres including Old Time, Irish, Bluegrass, and Americana. Hosted by fiddler Liberty Rucker and guitarist Eric Maring (Mr. M), CPYMT focuses on ear and group playing based around the fiddle tradition. Music selections will be largely instrumental with the aim of having fun with the music as a group as well as performing the tunes for listening and dancing audiences. Email maringmusic@gmail.com for more information.

More information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1VA1MnCaRFKb0JOY09FZVpmRWs/view?pref=2...
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IpOJz_phfhx2DyIjXP9ypZjYp2vRoRaki0rFT1p...

Alternate Mondays, 6:15 - 7:45 pm. $150 per semester, beginning Sept. 11

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

The Humor Writing Workout, taught by Mary Amato
 Mondays in November, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park.

Fee: $70 for the four-session series.

Editors are always on the lookout for laughs—even in serious work—so do yourself a huge favor and develop your humor-writing muscles. Through readings, discussion, and writing exercises, we’ll explore four distinct styles of humor, analyzing what works and why. This is not a joke-writing class; it’s a class that will push us to explore different styles of humor in our own writing, whether that be in fiction, poetry, play writing, screen writing, or creative non-fiction.
 
Mary Amato is known for her comic novels for the children's and YA market. She is also a poet, playwright, and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won numerous awards. Her work for adults has been published in magazines and newspapers, such as The Washington Post and Mothering. www.maryamato.com.

Tuesday November 7, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Wednesday November 8, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:15 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Thursday November 9, 2017
Start: 8:15 pm
End: 9:15 pm

CPAE is very pleased to host Yoga classes with Geneva Moss at the Old Parish House.

Yoga meets from 8:15-9:15pm on Thursdays. Bring your own mat and any props you like to use and make Thursday night all about taking care of you. There is a $12.00 drop in fee. Thursday night yoga will have a focus on poses and movement to help relieve stress and tensions from the week, rejuvenate the mind, body and energy and restoratives to nourish a good night's sleep.

Parking permits are available, as well as waivers that need completing prior to starting the class. The class will aim to cater to mixed ability levels for adults age 16 and up.

The Monday morning class is not meeting at this time, but please let us know if you are interested.

Friday November 10, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Sunday November 12, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

New! Arts Drop In at MilkBoy Art House on Sunday mornings,
11 am - 1pm, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. All ages welcome!

College Park Arts Exchange is bringing their classic Arts Drop-In series to MilkBoy ArtHouse! Every second Sunday of the month this fall, adults and kids alike are welcome to take part in fun arts projects facilitated by arts specialist Aaron Springer.
Bring the family, take a seat, order brunch and get started on your project. You'll leave MilkBoy ArtHouse will a full stomach - and an artistic memento from your experience!

Schedule & Projects:
September 10: Mixed Media Sculpture - Make your own Objet d'art
October 8: Mask Making Mayhem - In need of disguise?
November 12: Crazy Collage - Cut, paste, create
December 10: Holiday Ornaments - A fun way to celebrate any winter holiday!

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

Start: 3:30 pm
End: 5:00 pm

St. Martin’s Day Lantern Festival
at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Avenue, College Park.

Local volunteer Birgit Meade will lead a traditional German celebration which involves making beautiful paper lanterns and culminates in an outdoor walk at twilight. Your family will love this annual tradition!

Monday November 13, 2017
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

The Humor Writing Workout, taught by Mary Amato
 Mondays in November, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park.

Fee: $70 for the four-session series.

Editors are always on the lookout for laughs—even in serious work—so do yourself a huge favor and develop your humor-writing muscles. Through readings, discussion, and writing exercises, we’ll explore four distinct styles of humor, analyzing what works and why. This is not a joke-writing class; it’s a class that will push us to explore different styles of humor in our own writing, whether that be in fiction, poetry, play writing, screen writing, or creative non-fiction.
 
Mary Amato is known for her comic novels for the children's and YA market. She is also a poet, playwright, and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won numerous awards. Her work for adults has been published in magazines and newspapers, such as The Washington Post and Mothering. www.maryamato.com.

Tuesday November 14, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Wednesday November 15, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:15 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Thursday November 16, 2017
Start: 8:15 pm
End: 9:15 pm

CPAE is very pleased to host Yoga classes with Geneva Moss at the Old Parish House.

Yoga meets from 8:15-9:15pm on Thursdays. Bring your own mat and any props you like to use and make Thursday night all about taking care of you. There is a $12.00 drop in fee. Thursday night yoga will have a focus on poses and movement to help relieve stress and tensions from the week, rejuvenate the mind, body and energy and restoratives to nourish a good night's sleep.

Parking permits are available, as well as waivers that need completing prior to starting the class. The class will aim to cater to mixed ability levels for adults age 16 and up.

The Monday morning class is not meeting at this time, but please let us know if you are interested.

Friday November 17, 2017
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Ballet classes with Connect the Dots, Sept. 13-Nov. 17
Wed. Creative Movement 4:00-4:430
Wed. Pre-Ballet 4:30-5:15
Fri. Pre-Ballet 4:00-4:45
Fri. Ballet I 4:45-5:30
Fri. Performance 5:30-6:30

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

November 17 and 18, 2017 - "Paint Branch Creek" is an acoustic College Park musical collaboration, rooted firmly in Americana. Their original songs feature the rich guitar and bold harmonies of local favorites Eric Maring (Mr. M), Greg Heelan, Patrick Lynch, and Allison Hughes, with lyrics by Eric Olson. For more than two years, these songs have quietly come to life during late College Park nights. They represent slices of America, from trains and farms, to night shifts and mill towns. Some reflect on where we've been, some question where we're going, and some just linger on old memories.
Paint Branch Creek brings an exciting weekend of music to the Old Parish House where they've previously held tributes to Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and the Beatles' Abbey Road record among others. This two night performance features a full collection of original songs as well as some traditional favorites with special guests including Rocky Korr and the next generation. Bring yourselves, your families, your voices.

Saturday November 18, 2017
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

November 17 and 18, 2017 - "Paint Branch Creek" is an acoustic College Park musical collaboration, rooted firmly in Americana. Their original songs feature the rich guitar and bold harmonies of local favorites Eric Maring (Mr. M), Greg Heelan, Patrick Lynch, and Allison Hughes, with lyrics by Eric Olson. For more than two years, these songs have quietly come to life during late College Park nights. They represent slices of America, from trains and farms, to night shifts and mill towns. Some reflect on where we've been, some question where we're going, and some just linger on old memories.
Paint Branch Creek brings an exciting weekend of music to the Old Parish House where they've previously held tributes to Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and the Beatles' Abbey Road record among others. This two night performance features a full collection of original songs as well as some traditional favorites with special guests including Rocky Korr and the next generation. Bring yourselves, your families, your voices.

Monday November 20, 2017
Start: 6:15 pm
End: 7:45 pm

College Park Youth Music Traditions invites youth musicians to explore “traditional” genres including Old Time, Irish, Bluegrass, and Americana. Hosted by fiddler Liberty Rucker and guitarist Eric Maring (Mr. M), CPYMT focuses on ear and group playing based around the fiddle tradition. Music selections will be largely instrumental with the aim of having fun with the music as a group as well as performing the tunes for listening and dancing audiences. Email maringmusic@gmail.com for more information.

More information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1VA1MnCaRFKb0JOY09FZVpmRWs/view?pref=2...
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IpOJz_phfhx2DyIjXP9ypZjYp2vRoRaki0rFT1p...

Alternate Mondays, 6:15 - 7:45 pm. $150 per semester, beginning Sept. 11

Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

The Humor Writing Workout, taught by Mary Amato
 Mondays in November, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park.

Fee: $70 for the four-session series.

Editors are always on the lookout for laughs—even in serious work—so do yourself a huge favor and develop your humor-writing muscles. Through readings, discussion, and writing exercises, we’ll explore four distinct styles of humor, analyzing what works and why. This is not a joke-writing class; it’s a class that will push us to explore different styles of humor in our own writing, whether that be in fiction, poetry, play writing, screen writing, or creative non-fiction.
 
Mary Amato is known for her comic novels for the children's and YA market. She is also a poet, playwright, and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won numerous awards. Her work for adults has been published in magazines and newspapers, such as The Washington Post and Mothering. www.maryamato.com.

Tuesday November 21, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Non-fiction by Women
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, College Park Community Library
The College Park Community Library is located in the basement of the Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Avenue. RSVP -- our schedule is subject to change.

Sept. 19: Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott,by Joyce Wallace Scott.

Oct. 17: Never Caught: the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Nov. 21: Boys In the Trees, by Carly Simon.

Dec. 19: The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman

Saturday November 25, 2017
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Kids are invited to join in fun arts activities with Arts Specialist Aaron Springer at College Park Community Center, 5101 Pierce Avenue in Lakeland, College Park. FREE! best for ages 3 and up with caregiver.

Nov 25 clay creations
Dec 16 Holiday cards and decorations

Sunday November 26, 2017
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Arts Drop In at the Old Parish House!

Come and do art in our great neighborhood living room on Sunday afternoons, and get messy with Mr. Springer!
2-4 pm. These arts activities are best for children age 3 -8 with their caregivers.

Sep. 24: Paint and Print- use paint, brushes, stamps and other objects to make unique artworks on paper
Oct. 29: Mask Making- design create and decorate your personal mask
Nov. 26: clay creations
Dec. 17: Holiday cards and decorations

Monday November 27, 2017
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

The Humor Writing Workout, taught by Mary Amato
 Mondays in November, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park.

Fee: $70 for the four-session series.

Editors are always on the lookout for laughs—even in serious work—so do yourself a huge favor and develop your humor-writing muscles. Through readings, discussion, and writing exercises, we’ll explore four distinct styles of humor, analyzing what works and why. This is not a joke-writing class; it’s a class that will push us to explore different styles of humor in our own writing, whether that be in fiction, poetry, play writing, screen writing, or creative non-fiction.
 
Mary Amato is known for her comic novels for the children's and YA market. She is also a poet, playwright, and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won numerous awards. Her work for adults has been published in magazines and newspapers, such as The Washington Post and Mothering. www.maryamato.com.

Tuesday November 28, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Wednesday November 29, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Thursday November 30, 2017
Start: 8:15 pm
End: 9:15 pm

CPAE is very pleased to host Yoga classes with Geneva Moss at the Old Parish House.

Yoga meets from 8:15-9:15pm on Thursdays. Bring your own mat and any props you like to use and make Thursday night all about taking care of you. There is a $12.00 drop in fee. Thursday night yoga will have a focus on poses and movement to help relieve stress and tensions from the week, rejuvenate the mind, body and energy and restoratives to nourish a good night's sleep.

Parking permits are available, as well as waivers that need completing prior to starting the class. The class will aim to cater to mixed ability levels for adults age 16 and up.

The Monday morning class is not meeting at this time, but please let us know if you are interested.

Saturday December 2, 2017
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Wreath Workshop led by Cindy Xander
Sat Dec 2 from 1- 4 pm at Old Parish House
Workshop fee is $20.00 for materials; please provide your own wreath.
Enjoy this fun afternoon with friends while you work on decorating a wreath.

Sunday December 3, 2017
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Beyond Words

The Chorale and Chamber Singers present a concert of music that goes Beyond Words.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
7pm
St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
College Park, MD
Reception to follow the concert

Monday December 4, 2017
Start: 6:15 pm
End: 7:45 pm

College Park Youth Music Traditions invites youth musicians to explore “traditional” genres including Old Time, Irish, Bluegrass, and Americana. Hosted by fiddler Liberty Rucker and guitarist Eric Maring (Mr. M), CPYMT focuses on ear and group playing based around the fiddle tradition. Music selections will be largely instrumental with the aim of having fun with the music as a group as well as performing the tunes for listening and dancing audiences. Email maringmusic@gmail.com for more information.

More information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1VA1MnCaRFKb0JOY09FZVpmRWs/view?pref=2...
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IpOJz_phfhx2DyIjXP9ypZjYp2vRoRaki0rFT1p...

Alternate Mondays, 6:15 - 7:45 pm. $150 per semester, beginning Sept. 11

Tuesday December 5, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Wednesday December 6, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

(un)choir turns the tables on traditional choir. No auditions, no rehearsals, no long term commitment, all ages welcome - just show up and sing a song you love! You will get a lyric sheet and we teach you 2 or 3 part harmony to a well known song, and then we sing our hearts out!

All You Need is Love - The Beatles
12.6.17, 7pm
Stamp Student Union - UMD
Free!

unchoir.com

Thursday December 7, 2017
Start: 8:15 pm
End: 9:15 pm

CPAE is very pleased to host Yoga classes with Geneva Moss at the Old Parish House.

Yoga meets from 8:15-9:15pm on Thursdays. Bring your own mat and any props you like to use and make Thursday night all about taking care of you. There is a $12.00 drop in fee. Thursday night yoga will have a focus on poses and movement to help relieve stress and tensions from the week, rejuvenate the mind, body and energy and restoratives to nourish a good night's sleep.

Parking permits are available, as well as waivers that need completing prior to starting the class. The class will aim to cater to mixed ability levels for adults age 16 and up.

The Monday morning class is not meeting at this time, but please let us know if you are interested.

Sunday December 10, 2017
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

New! Arts Drop In at MilkBoy Art House on Sunday mornings,
11 am - 1pm, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. All ages welcome!

College Park Arts Exchange is bringing their classic Arts Drop-In series to MilkBoy ArtHouse! Every second Sunday of the month this fall, adults and kids alike are welcome to take part in fun arts projects facilitated by arts specialist Aaron Springer.
Bring the family, take a seat, order brunch and get started on your project. You'll leave MilkBoy ArtHouse will a full stomach - and an artistic memento from your experience!

Schedule & Projects:
September 10: Mixed Media Sculpture - Make your own Objet d'art
October 8: Mask Making Mayhem - In need of disguise?
November 12: Crazy Collage - Cut, paste, create
December 10: Holiday Ornaments - A fun way to celebrate any winter holiday!

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

Tuesday December 12, 2017
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
First meeting of spring semester is January 31, 2017.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
https://cpae.wufoo.com/forms/college-park-youth-choir-and-vocetti/
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

New! Youth Choir website at http://cpyouthchoir.weebly.com/

Wednesday December 13, 2017
Start: 11:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

The College Park Homeschooling Arts Club will be starting its fourth year on September 6, 2017. We are a small community of homeschoolers who do arts activities and have social time every Wednesday afternoon, with playground/sports time afterwards. Activities include things like visual arts, fiber arts, culinary arts, drama, outdoor games, mathematical art, and writing, with different "classes" organized each session. Some activities are mixed-age and some are split by age/interest. Parents attend with their children, ages 4-13, plus some little siblings. We have an emphasis on community-building and support for parents and children. There is a small fee to participate. Anyone with questions or who is interested in visiting or joining should contact Laura at LauraL88@yahoo.com.

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