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Enjoy the Harvest of Activities with DPR in November

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Fall sports, activities and more are happening this month at DPR

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

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

(Washington, DC) - This November, 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 November. 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

November 19, 2011
USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country Regional Championships
Location: Whispering Pines Golf Club, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ages: 6-18
Qualifying Cross Country meet for the National Championships which will be held December 10, 2011. Our athletes will compete against runners from Region 3 which includes, Potomac Valley, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

SOUTHEAST TENNIS AND LEARNING CENTER

November 15 & 19, 2011
Dream Girls Mentoring Program
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 9am - 3pm
Ages: 6 – 17
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.

November 15, 2011
ANC Community Meeting
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 2pm - 5pm; 7pm – 9pm
All Ages
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242. ANC Community Meeting Jeri Ingram 202-645-6242.

November 12, 2011
Job Fair
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 9am - 3pm
All Ages
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.

November 17, 2011
SETLC Education and Tennis Parent Meeting
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
All Ages
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.

November 18 – 20, 2011
SETLC Winter Junior Holiday Tennis Tournament
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 9am – 6pm
All Ages
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center Winter Junior Holiday Tennis Tournament. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.

November 19, 2011
CTC Training
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Ages: 14 and under
CTC Training-Competitive Training Program that includes top junior tennis players from across the Mid Atlantic Region. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.

RECREATION SERVICES 

November 1, 2011- November 21, 2011
Food Drive
Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Time: 8am-10pm (During Regular Business Hours)
All Ages
Bring non perishable boxed or canned food items to help make Thanksgiving a real Thanksgiving for some truly in need. For more information, call Ralph Wright at (202) 282-2204.

November 1, 2011- November 21, 2011
Food Drive
Macomb Recreation Center, 3409 Macomb Street, NW
Time: 2:30pm-8pm (During Regular Business Hours)
All Ages
Bring non perishable boxed or canned food items to help the needy. For more information, call Cleveland Dent at (202) 282-2199.

November 1-25, 2011
Can Food Drive
Banneker Recreation Center, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
Time: 12:30pm – 8:30pm
All Ages
All can goods will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank for needy family. For more information, call Joyce Carey at (202) 673-6861.

November 7, 2011- November 19, 2011
Food Drive
Stoddert Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert Street, NW
Time: 3pm-8:30pm
All Ages
Bring non perishable boxed or canned food items to help the needy. For more information, call Ricky Davenport at (202) 299-3324.

November 11, 2011
Tween Club Thanksgiving Party
Fort Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 8 – 13
The youth will enjoy an age appropriate party which will include games, food, and other activities. For more information, call Elijah Fagan, Site Manager at (202) 645-9212.

November 12, 2011
Fall Community Clean-Up & Planting Day
Friendship Recreation Center, 4500 Van Ness Street, NW
Time: 9am-12pm
All Ages
The community will enjoy a fun filled day of planting new greenery and beautifying Turtle Park. Enrique Leiva (202) 282-2198.

November 14, 2011 – November 21, 2011
Food Drive
Hardy Recreation Center, 4500 Q Street, NW
Time: 2:30pm-8pm
All Ages
Bring non perishable boxed or canned food items to help the needy. For more information, call Rodney Brown at (202) 282-2190.

November 17, 2011
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Brentwood Recreation Center, 2311 14th Street, NE
Time: 6pm-8pm
All Ages
Description: The community will have an opportunity to receive a “thanksgiving style” meal. For more information, call Lorenzo Carter at (202) 576-6667.

November 17, 2011
Hillcrest Pot Luck Dinner
Hillcrest Recreation Center, 3200 Denver Street, SE
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
All Ages
Event to include Hillcrest Recreation Center youth and their families. For more information, call Henry Moton at (202) 645-9200.

November 18, 2011
Senior Appreciation Day Luncheon
Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Time: 12pm-2:30pm
Ages: 55 and up
Seniors Citizens from the Chevy Chase Community will enjoy afternoon of good food, music and friends. For more information, call Ralph Wright at (202) 282-2204.

November 18, 2011
Give Thanks Dinner
Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, 100 Stoddert Place, SE
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Benning Stoddert youth and families invited to participate and give thanks during a Benning Stoddert Recreation Center Thanksgivng Dinner.For more information, call Richard Evans at (202) 698-1873.

November 18, 2011
Thanks is for Giving
Chevy Chase Playground, 5500 41st Street, NW
Time: 4pm - 6pm
All Ages
The community will come together preparing items to give to the youth program and Senior program.

November 18, 2011
Thanksgiving Celebration
Deanwood Comunity Center, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
All Ages
Event to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks to all. For more information, call Orvin Wright at (202) 671-3077.

November 18 – 21, 2011
Mother/Daughter Tea
Kenilworth Elementary School , 1300 44th Street, NE
Time: 6pm – 8pm
For more information, call Marcia Brown at (202) 535-2704.

November 19, 2011
Pepco Community Meeting
Deanwood Community Center, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 11am-1pm
Deanwood community adult residents.For more information, call Orvin Wright at (202) 671-3077.

November 19, 2011
Thanksgiving Food Give Away for TANF Families
Benning Park Recreation Center, Southern Avenue & Fable Street, SE
Time: 11am-3:30pm
Food Recipients: Adults who receive TANF must register at the Benning Park Recreation Center. For more information, call Woody Ward

November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving Basket Distribution to ten (10) Local School Families
Ridge Road Recreation Center, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 10 am
Baskets will be taken to local schools for distribution by local school guidance counselors. For more information, call Sonny Hicks at (202) 654-0502.

November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving Dinner
Marvin Gaye Recreation Center, 6201 Banks Street, NE
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Ages: 8-18
For more information, call Duwayne Glover at (202) 727-5432.

November 24, 2011
13th Annual Teen and Tween Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution for the Homeless
Fort Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 7am – 12pm
All ages will be fed as teens and tweens package and distribute food to the homeless.
For more information, call Elijah Fagan at (202) 645-9212.

November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving Pot Dinner for Community and Families
Ridge Road Recreation Center event will be held at Ft. Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 4pm – 8pm
For more information, call Sonny Hicks at (20) 645-0502.

November 24, 2011
13th Annual Fort Davis and Benning Stoddert Teen and Tween Club Thanksgiving day Feed the Homeless program
Fort Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 7am – 1pm
Ages: 19 and under
Youth will prepare breakfast and dinner food on Thanksgiving day in and effort to serve over 200 persons through-out the city whom are less fortunate. For more information, call Elijah Fagan, Site Manager at (202) 645-9212.

November 26, 2011
Thanksgiving Healthy Luncheon
Hamilton Recreation Center, 1340 Hamilton St. NW
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 6 – 18
Thanksgiving fellowshipping and promoting healthy eating during the holiday. For more information, call Nadine Bell at (202) 541-1299.

November 26 & December 23, 2011
Holiday Community Service Giving
Hamilton Recreation Center, 1340 Hamilton St. N.W.
Time: 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 6 – 18
Promote holiday happiness in providing "Holiday Baskets" to families in need. For more information, call Nadine Bell at (202) 541-1299.