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DPR is Jam Packed with Fun in January

Monday, January 3, 2011
Winter sports, activities and more are happening this month at DPR.

Winter sports, activities and more are happening this month at DPR

DPR Contact: John A. Stokes, (202) 673-2195
DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647

(Washington, DC) This January, 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 January. 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

Beginning, January 8, 2011
2011 Men's Winter Futsal League
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 3pm – 8pm/9pm (Every Saturday)
Ages: 18 and up
Men's Winter Futsal League; 5 vs. 5, 40 -minute games, two halves, two refs and one timekeeper
For more information, call Sean Clarke at (202) 279-0599.

January 9 & 23, 2011
Prince George's Sportsplex All Comers Track Meet
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD.
Time: 8am – 6pm
All Ages
Track & field meet held for athletes of all ages to compete in running and field events in their respective age groups. DC Speed uses these meets as competitions for our youth to gain some experience in the sport of track and field.
Fees: $3/Spectators (8&under); - $4 Athletes 14 & Under (maximum of 3 events); $5 High School athletes (maximum of 4 events); $6 All other athletes (maximum of 4 events). For more information, call Edgar Sams at (202) 671-0314.

January 14, 2011
DPR Girls Softball Clinic (Wards 1 & 2)
Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard Place, NW
Time: 9:00AM – 4PM (8:30 Registration)
Ages 6-13
The Athletic Programs Administration and DPR staff will hold its first in a series of four softball clinics for girls ages 6-13. This first clinic at Columbia Heights Community Center will be for girls in Wards 1 & 2. Three additional clinics will be held at Riggs-LaSalle, Turkey Thicket, and Deanwood Recreation Centers for girls in the remaining wards. Information on future clinics will follow. The purpose of this clinic is to generate interest and excitement for the upcoming D.C. City-Wide Softball League. The morning will be focused on instruction and skill development followed by an afternoon movie and a skills competition to close out the clinic. For more information, please contact Tim Kennedy (202-247-6144), [email protected], or K’Yanna Blackwell (202-258-7501), [email protected].

January 15, 2011
Girls Basketball Teams
RH Terrell Recreation Center, 155 L Street, NW
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Teams will enjoy a pizza party and a basketball game at George Washington University. For more information, call Toby Strong at (202) 671-0314.

January 16, 2011
PVTC All-Comers Track Meet
Jefferson Community Center (Indoor Track), 3501 South 2nd St., Arlington, VA
Time: 7:45am – 12pm
All Ages
This is a track meet held for all ages, and DC Speed uses it as a practice meet for our youth. Individuals compete in running events while they’re are some field event clinics being held as well. Event is free for athletes up to 8th grade; $3/high school athletes
$4/Potomac Valley Track Club Members; $5/Non-members. All other information can be found at: www.pvtc.org. For more information, call Edgar Sams at (202) 671-0314.

January 18 – April 2, 2011
2011 Winter Basketball
Various locations
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Ages: 18 and under
Come and sign-up for the winter basketball league at your nearest center. For more information, call Toby Strong at (202) 671-0314.

SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION

Friday, January 7, 2011
Step Afrika
Hillcrest Recreation Center, 3100 Denver Street, SE
Time: 11am – 12pm
Ages: 55 and up
Let's bring in the New Year with "Step Afrika." This performance is free.
All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Sue Wynn at (202) 645-9200.

SOUTHEAST TENNIS AND LEARNING CENTER

January 14 – 15, 2011
"I Have A Dream" In-House Tennis Tournament
Southeast Tennis & Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 6pm/9am;10am/6pm
Ages: 6 – 17
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center will be having its "I Have A Dream" In-House Tennis Tournament. This tournament allows the youth who have been enrolled in the program to compete. For those on the beginner level it is considered an introduction. For those a little more skilled it serves as a challenge ladder for their respective courts. The parents get an opportunity to see how their child is developing and what they have been learning. For more information, call Keely S. Alexander at (202) 645-6242 .

January 16, 2011
Competitive Training Center (CTC)
Southeast Tennis & Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Ages: 10 and under
CTC will bring together a special group of high performance players and give them the opportunity to train together from across the Washington Metropolitan area. For more information, call Jeri Ingram, Tennis Director at (202) 645-6221.

January 29, 2011
Campus Kids Day
Southeast Tennis & Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 11am – 5pm
Ages: 6 – 17
Youth ages 6-17 are invited to come to Southeast Tennis and Learning Center to participate in Campus Kids Day. They will have the opportunity to experience a real collegiate tennis match in action. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6221.

January 29, 2011
College Competition
Southeast Tennis & Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 11am – 5pm
Ages: 17 and up
Howard University's Tennis Team will be competing against Norfolk State University Tennis Team. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6221.

RECREATION SERVICES 

January 3, 2011
Afterschool Access New Years Party
Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherrier Place, NW
Time: 4pm – 6pm
All Ages
The Palisades Recreation Center will have a party to celebrate the New Year. For more information, call Justin Rouse, Site Manager at (202) 282-2189.

January 7, 2011
Art Exhibit
Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Time: 7pm – 9pm
All Ages
The Chevy Chase Community Center will have an art exhibit showcasing local artists. For more information, call Ralph Wright, Site Manager at (202) 282-2204.

January 13, 2011
An MLK Remembrance
Volta Park Recreation Center, 3400 Volta Place NW
Time: 3:45pm – 5pm
All Ages
There will be an audio narration of the Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
Also included will be excerpts from his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Lastly, there will be books and pictures depicting the life and times of MLK and refreshments will be served. For more information, call CM Anderson, Supervisory Recreation Specialist at (202) 645 -0501.

January 14, 2011
MLK Day Celebration
Kalorama Recreation Center, 1875-Columbia Rd. NW
Time: 6pm - 8pm
All Ages
Participants will add their dreams to the "Share Your Dream" board. We will have a pictorial display and movie on Dr. King's life on 01/14/11. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call John Borges, Site Manager at (202) 673-7606.

January 14, 2011
MLK Black History Scavenger Hunt
Ft. Davis recreation center, 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Participants will look for clues at various museums on the National Mall; the clues will cover US History, Black History, Black inventors, and Geography. The first team to return to the Capitol with the correct clues will win a prize including dinner. Participants must have money for transportation and dinner. For more information, call Elijah Fagan at (202) 645-9212.

January 14, 2011
Poem Presentation
Arboretum Recreation Center, 2412 Rand Place NE
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
All Ages
The Arboretum Community Center will have a Martin Luther King poem presentation from the children in the community. For more information, call Donald Perritt, Site Manager at (202) 673-4507.

January 14, 2011
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Poster Contest
Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman Street, NE
Time: 4pm – 6pm
All Ages
Youth participants will enter their essay or poster depicting the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and prizes will be given to the winners. For more information, call Kim Campbell at (202) 576-9541.

January 14, 2011
Martin Luther King Celebration
King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street, SW
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Ages: 6 – 13
Clients will watch movies on the civil right movement. Recite poems they have made up about Dr. King. For more information, call Henry Moton IV, Site Manager at (202_ 645-7454.

January 14, 2011
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 5pm - 7pm
All Ages
Joins us as we view the movie celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Participants will discuss Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and its application to current issues and use creative expression to create the Turkey Thicket “Dream Quilt” For more information, call Tiffany Johnson, Site Manager at (202) 576 – 9238.

January 14, 2011
Martin Luther King Celebration
Marie H. Reed Recreation Center, 2200 Champlain Street, NW
Time: 5pm – 7pm
All Ages
Participants will color pictures and watch a movie. Light Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Julia Joel, Recreation Specialist at (202) 673-7768.

January 14, 2011
I Have a Dream Poem
Macomb Recreation Center, 3409 Macomb Street, NW
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
All Ages
The Macomb Recreation Center will have a Martin Luther King poem reading. For more information, call Belinda Gee, Site Manager at (202) 282-2199.

January 17, 2011
MLK Holiday of Service 2011
Ft. Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
All Ages
Ft. Davis Recreation Center is one of four host sites for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday of Service 2011. Participants will assist with painting, light maintenance, and cleaning of the facility. Volunteers must register in advance to be counted as one of the 125 free slots in Ward 7. Registration includes a t-shirt and snack. The deadline for volunteers to register is January 6th. Volunteers can register for the event the following ways:

  1. Online Registration- Volunteers can use the links below to sign-up for the project of their choice. This is the fastest and easiest way to confirm their volunteer spot.
  2. Site Registration – Stop by Ft. Davis Recreation Center and fill out registration form.
  3. Call Registration- Volunteers can also call (240) 899-2874 M-F between 11am-5pm to register over the phone.

Kimball Elementary School link- http://www.ward7kimball.eventbrite.com
Plummer Elementary School link- http://www.ward7plummer.eventbrite.com
Fort Davis Community Center link- http://www.ward7fortdavis.eventbrite.com
Planned Parenthood Ophelia Egypt link- http://ward7plannedparenthood.eventbrite.com

January 20, 2011
Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Langdon Recreation Center, 2901 20th Street, NE
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Ages: 6 – 13
Kids will have a spelling bee based on words related to Dr. King and his words of wisdom. For more information, call T-Jai Farmer, Site Manager at (202) 576-6595.

January 18-21, 2011
Dr. ML King Jr. Day Bulletin Board and Poster Contest
Stoddert Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert Street, NW
Time: 3:30pm – 6pm
All Ages
The Stoddert Recreation Center will have a Martin Luther King Bulletin Board and Poster Contest from the children in the community. For more information, call Ricky Davenport, Site Manager at (202) 299-3324.

January 26, 2011
Afterschool Access Marshmallow Roast
Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherrier Place, NW
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
All Ages
The Palisades Recreation Center will have a marshmallow roast. For more information, call Justin Rouse, Site Manager at (202) 282-2189.

January 29, 2011
National Puzzle Day
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 10am - 4pm
All Ages
Don’t be puzzled. Drop-In and complete a jigsaw, crossword, or Soduku puzzle in honor of National Puzzle. For more information, call Tiffany Johnson, Site Manager at (202) 576-9238.

For information on how to support or contribute to the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, please contact DPR's Office of Partnerships and Development at (202) 258-6021 or [email protected].