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Awesome Events at DPR in August

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
DPR stays cool in August with fun programs this month.

DPR stays cool in August with fun programs this month.

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Contact: John Stokes, (202) 288-7275

(Washington, DC) - This August, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is filled with opportunities for fun! Review the list of highlighted events below, and remember this is only a glimpse of the many activities and programs you can find at DPR throughout August. More information about DPR events and programs can be found everyday by visiting a DC Department of Parks and Recreation center, by contacting DPR at (202) 673-7647 or on DPR's website: DPR.DC.GOV.

Throughout the year the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers an exciting variety of programs, classes, and special events. Listed below are just some of the many activities offered this month by DPR. For more information on these or other events, visit any DPR center.

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

August 1 and 15, 2011
Pop Warner Registration
Various Locations
Time: 9am – 4pm
Pop Warner coaches will registration trams for upcoming season. For more information, call Kevin Clark at (202) 498-2243.

August 4, 2011
Hershey Track & Field
National Hershey Track & Field Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
All Ages
Youth will compete in the Hershey Track and Field games. For more information, call Luna Harrison at (202) 316-4249.

August 20, 2011
Mystic Basketball Championship
Washington Convention Center
Time: 2pm; 3pm and 9pm
Ages: 18 and under
Youth will participant in the final game to win the championship. For more information, call Toby Strong at (202) 316-2385.

Adult Fall and Winter Leagues
Various Locations
Ages: 18 and up
For more information, call Luna Harrison, Adult Sports Manager at (202) 316-4249.

CAPITAL PROJECTS DIVISION

August 8, 2011
Watkins Playground and Field Ribbon Cutting
Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12th Street, SE
Time: 10:00am
All Ages
Contact Person: Bridget Stesney (202) 316-4236

August 9, 2011
Chevy Chase Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting
Chevy Chase Recreation Center, 5500 41st Street, NW
Time: 10:00am
All Ages
Contact Person: Bridget Stesney (202) 316-4236

August 11, 2011
7th and N Park Renovation Community Update Meeting
Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th Street, NW
Time: 6:30pm
All Ages
Contact Person: Jackie Stanley (202) 431-1195

August 15, 2011
Florida Avenue Park Renovation Community Update Meeting
Time: 6:30pm
All Ages
Contact Person: Jackie Stanley (202) 431-1195

ROVING LEADERS DIVISION

Skatemobile
This summer the Skatemobile will travel throughout the District and DPR camps during the months of June-September, Sunday through Saturday and some specials events, allowing the youth to experience the mobile roller rink in their communities. The vehicle comes equipped with a sound system and carry’s over 100 skates.

Fun Wagon
DC Parks and Recreation’s Fun Wagon will travel throughout the District and DPR camps this year during the summer months of June –September, Sunday through Saturday and some special events. The Fun Wagon holds excessive activities such as: jump ropes, hoola hoops, skates, scooters, bikes, basketballs etc.

Rock Climbing Wall
The wall has been circulating through District. The wall visits two communities each day. Youth enjoy the challenges of the rock-climbing wall in a safe, physically active environment. 

Move Nite Out
The Movie Night program travels throughout the District hotspots during the summer months. This activity shows family oriented movies for those in the community. This summer we have served over twenty-five hundred (2,500).

SENIOR SERVICE DIVISION

2011 Senior Fun Camp (Overnight Camp)
Camp Riverview, Scotland, MD (Monday, August 22tnd _ Friday, August 26th, 2011)
Senior Fun Camp (last week in August) is about getting away and having fun. Activities include Hand/Line dancing, Zumba and Aerobics/Chair Exercise, Arts and Crafts, Fishing, Games and Entertainment. The Senior Services Division also have the following activities such as Basic Computer Training, Talent Show, Masking Making, Digital Photography tips learning how to prepare healthy meals, learning how to check your own blood pressure and learning how to control/manage your diabetes.

TEEN PROGRAMS DIVISION

August 3, 2011
Teen Programs
DPR/SYEP Teen Camp Show Case
The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 7pm - 9pm
All Ages
SYEP participants will display talents learned during the 6 week program. For more information, call Gary Drew at (202) 615-0625.

August 5, 2011
DPR/SYEP Hands On the Future
The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 7pm - 9pm
All Ages
HOF Youth will participate in an Awards program similar to the Grammy's. Youth will perform musical and dance routines that were created during the 6 week program. For more information, call Gary Drew at (202) 615-0625.

RECREATION SERVICES 

August 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 2011
Ty-Hop Basketball Tournament
Parkview Recreation Center, 693 Otis Place, NW
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Ages: 18 and up
9th Annual Ty-Hop Adult League that was created to Stop the Violence in the Parkview Community in Memorial of Tyron Hopkins will host a basketball tournament (3 days a week at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. For more information, call JaMar Goodall or Greg Jones at (202) 576-5750.

August 3 – 4, 2011
Annual Summer Camp Kick Ball Tournament
Deanwood Athletic Field, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 11am – 3pm
Ages: 13 and under
For further information please contact: Coach Sandra Johnson at (202) 671-3077.

August 5, 2011
Back-to-School Jam
Ferebee Hope Recreation Center, 3999 8th Street, SE
Time: 12pm – 2:30pm
Community will enjoy a back-to-school backyard barbeque to giveaway bookbag for the upcoming school year. For more information, call Curtis Roach or Verlene Barnes at (202) 645-3917.

August 6, 2011
Community Day
RH Terrell / Walker Jones Recreation Center, 128 M Street, NW
Time: 10am - 4pm
All Ages
Perry Center INC and other community organization will collaborate in hosting a day full of fun, food and games as summer ends and school begins. For more information, call C. Kimble, Site Manager at (202) 939-5948.

August 6, 2011
King Greenleaf Annual Family Day
King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street, SW
Time: 12pm – 8pm
All Ages
Community will enjoy music, games, and food. For more information, call Paul Taylor or Eugene Lutz at (202) 645 – 7454.

August 6, 20111
Kennedy's Annual Bookbag Giveaway
Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th Street, NW
Time: 11am – 2pm
Ages: 6- 17
"Let's get ready to ROCK this new school year prepared on the first day! Register your child to receive a book bag and supplies to assist with a successful school year!
Registration starts:
Monday, July 11, 2011, and continues until filled. Registration forms are available at the Kennedy Recreation Center." For more information, call Rochelle Bradshaw at (202) 671-4794.

August 12, 2011
Ty-Hop Basketball Championship Game
Parkview Recreation Center, 693 Otis Place, NW
Time: 7:30pm
Ages: 18 and up
9th Annual Ty-Hop Adult league, that was created to stop the Violence in the Parkview Community in Memorial of Tyron Hopkins JaMar Goodall & Greg Jones 202 576-5750.

August 17, 2011
Back to School Jam
Congress Heights Recreation Center, 611 Alabama Avenue, SE
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Community will enjoy a back-to-school backyard barbeque to giveaway bookbag for the upcoming school year. For more information, call Thomas Bolden at (202) 645-3981.

August 18, 2011
Camp Jamboree
Volta Park Recreation Center, 3400 Volta Place, NW
Time: 121pm – 4:30pm
Ages: 3 - 13
"Campers and parents will enjoy a fun day of games, face painting, music and food. For more information, call Shirley Debrow at (202) 645-5668.

August 19, 2011
End of Summer Camp Cook Out
Rosedale Recreation Center, 500 19th Street, NE
Time: 2pm – 5pm
All Ages
Staff and campers will cookout and enjoy there last day of camp various games and activities. For more information, call Brian Williams at (202) 258 – 6149.

August 19, 2011
Back-to-School Jam
Bald Eagle at Ft. Greble, Elmira Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, SW
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Campers will enjoy a back-to-school book bag give-away and award ceremony. For more information, call Margie Robinson at (202) 679-5427.

August 19, 2011
Camp Closing Activities
Stead Recreation Center, 1625 P Street, NW
Time: 2pm
Ages: 6 – 13
Campers will end the summer camp with various activities and refreshments. For more information, Call Vincent Hill at (202) 673-4465.

August 19, 2011
R.E.C Camp Closing Program/Cook Out
King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street, SW
Time: 11am – 3pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Games and cook out/refreshments. For more information, call Stephanie Chew at (202) 645 – 7454.

August 19, 2011
Basketball Summer Jam
Deanwood Gymnasium, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 6pm-9pm
Ages: 13 and up
For further information please contact: Mr. Orvin Wright at (202) 299-3329.

August 19, 2011
REC End of Summer Cook-out
Parkview Recreation Center, 693 Otis Place, NW
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Ages: 6 – 14
Youth will celebrate the end of the summer camp season with music, food and displays of summer projects. For more information, call Zakiya Brown at (202) 576-5750.

August 20th 2011
Mayor’s Youth Advisory
Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 11am-1pm
Ages: 13-up
For further information contact Orvin Wright at (202) 299-3329.

August 20, 2011
Back to School Rally
North Michigan Park Recreation Center, 1333 Emerson street NE
Time: 11am – 12pm
Ages: 6 -18
Youth will come together in a fun field atmosphere and compete in a few low impact tutorial games as well as discuss the upcoming goals for the new school year. For more information, call Joe Clark at (202) 541 – 3526.

August 20, 2011
Turkey Thicket "Little House" Reunion
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 12pm – 4pm
All Ages
Do you remember when Turkey Thicket was a small field house facility? Participants from the “Little House” will reunite and fellowship, reminiscing on the good ole days. Activities include field games, card games, music, and dance. For more information, call Tiffany Johnson at (202) 576-9238.