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Enjoy the Treats at DPR in October

Friday, October 7, 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 October, 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 October. 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

October 29 – 30, 2011
DC Pop Warner Championship    
Cardozo High School    1300 Clifton Street, NW    
Time: 10am – 7pm
Ages: 8 – 15     
The Pop Warner Football Championships are divided into teams competing in Division I and Division II. Sixty four football teams compete for National Championships in 4 different age/weight ranges (Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget & Midget). For more information, call Kevin Clark at (202) 498-2243.

SOUTHEAST TENNIS AND LEARNING CENTER

October 8, 2011
Capital Breast Care Center Meeting    
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 9am - 3pm
All Ages        
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.                 

October 8 & 22, 2011
Dream Girls Mentoring Program    
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 6 – 17
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.         

October 11, 2011
ANC Community Meeting
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 2pm – 9pm
For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.     

October 14, 2011
CTC Training                
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 12pm - 4pm
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.                                             

October 15, 2011
Health and Fitness Bazaar    
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 9am - 3pm
All Ages         
A Health and Fitness Bazaar sponsored by the ANC. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.                             

October 18, 2011
ANC Community Meeting    
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 7pm - 9pm
All Ages         
There will be an ANC Community Meeting. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.    

October 22, 2011
CTC Training                                
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 12pm – 4pm
CTC Training-Competitive Training Program that includes top junior tennis players from across the Mid Atlantic Region    Jeri Ingram. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.             

October 27, 2011
SETLC Education and Tennis Parent Meeting    
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 7:30pm     
All Ages     
There will be a SETLC Education and Tennis Parent Meeting. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.
                                        
October 29, 2011
13th Annual Heart to Hart Tennis Event        
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE
Time: 9am - 3pm
All Ages         
Participate in doubles match play with high performance junior tennis players from Southeast Tennis and Learning Center as well as all over Washington DC. Enjoy a tennis challenge exhibition match with former mayors, council members, and local celebrities. Fun will be had by all to include lunch and other activities for all ages. For more information, call Jeri Ingram at (202) 645-6242.

TEEN PROGRAMS DIVISION

October 28, 2011
Hollow Scream at Six Flags Largo, Maryland
Time: 6pm -10pm
Ages: 13 -19
Youth will enjoy the part at Six Flags.   

RECREATION SERVICES 

October 1, 2011
DPR Ward 8 Inter-Generational Old/New School Family Reunion
Oxon Run Park (Wheeler Road and Valley Avenue, SE)
Time: 12pm – 6pm
All Ages
The Reunion is designed to inspire, motivate, energize, and encourage the Community at-large; this vision is a deliberate attempt to decrease violent behavior, promote positive change and increase peace in a safe family focused venue. There will be activities for all ages. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.

October 6, 2011
Registration Night  
Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Ages: 5 and up
The community will come out and register for programs at the center. There will be a school supplies give-away, light refreshments and entertainment will be provided.  For more information, contact Orvin Wright 202-671-3077.

October 6, 2011
Madden Video Challenge
Bald Eagle @ Fort Greble
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Ages: 13 – 18
Youth will enjoy a healthy competition of Madden video challenge. Prizes will be awarded and will be food served. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.

October 6, 20 & 27, 2011
Open Mike Night
Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street, NE
Time: 6:30pm
Ages: 16 and up
Participants are welcome to come with a Poem, a reading or spoken word and present. For more information, call Lakeya Coates at the center 202-671-3077.
 
October 7, 2011
Pot Luck Dinner
Ridge Road Recreation Center, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Ages: 5 - 15
Preparation for Homecoming Games including making banners. Parents vs. kids in flag football game, while enjoying a potluck dinner. For more information, call Sonny Hicks or Vondra Woodward at (202)
 (202) 645-0502.
 
October 8, 2011
Homecoming Football Games
Ridge Road (Football Field), 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 9am
Ages: 5 -15
Parade/Bands, approximately ten games to be played, Halftime show and guest speakers. For more information, call Sonny Hicks or Vondra Woodward at (202) 645-0502.
 
October 8, 2011
DC Loves to Read
R.H. Terrell/Walker Jones Recreation Center, 155 L Street, NW
Time: 10am – 4pm
Ages: 8 – 18
Youth will have an opportunity to greet and meet well known author and poet. For more information, call G. Williams or B. Dougherty at (202) 939-5948 or (202) 939-5947.

October 11, 2011
National Sausage Pizza Day
Stoddert Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert Street, NW
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
All Ages
Participants will enjoy a fun filled evening of eating pizza and learning how pizza was originated.
For more information, call Ricky Davenport at (202) 299-3324.

October 15, 2011
Stead Park Sports Day
Stead Recreation Center, 1625 P Street, NW
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Ages: 13 and under  
This event is a fun family day that includes sports, arts & crafts, music, prizes, food and help children become more active and learn a variety of sports. For more information contact Vincent E. Hill 202-673-4465.

October 19, 2011
Supreme Teen Time Spades Tournament
Bald Eagle @ Fort Greble
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Age: 13-18
Youth will play spades for a chance to win gift cards. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.

October 20, 2011
Female All-Star vs. Parents
Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th Street NW    
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 15 and under
Young ladies will compete against their parents in an exciting game of flag football. For more information, call Oscar Taylor at (202) 671-4794    .     

October 20, 2011
Halloween Haunted Trail    
Bloody Lake, 16500 Midlothain Turnpike    
Time: 5pm – 8:30pm     
Ages: 9 - 12    
Children from Hillcrest Recreation Center will visit the bloody lake and walking through the haunted trail. For more information, call Everette Scott, at (202) 645-9200.     

October 21, 2011
Coat Drive
Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NE
Time: 10am – 9pm
All Ages
Staff will collect and distribute coat for local shelters. For more information, call Raphael Marshall, Site Manager at (202) 698-3075.

October 22, 2011
Breast Cancer Awareness
Ridge Road Football Field, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 9am – 6pm
All Ages
This event will help bring awareness to Breast Cancer. Booths will be on site to pass out information. For more information, call Sonny Hicks or Vondra Woodward at (202) 645-0502.

October 26, 2011
Hang up Halloween Party
Ferebee Hope Recreation Center, 3999 8th Street, SE
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hang up Halloween Party /Fall Carnival and Harvest Festival decorations featuring part 2 of the Auditions for the Ferebee Hope Follies. There will take place in December, everyone must perform a monologue, a dance and a song. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.

October 27, 2011
October Fest Carnival    
Rosedale Recreation (Gibbs Elem. School), 500 19th St. NE
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm     
Ages: 6 – 15
Staff and youth will enjoy themselves while participating in carnival style games centered around Halloween. For more information, call Brian Williams at (202) 258 – 6149.
 
October 28, 2011
Halloween Party
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 6 -13
Kids will participate in Halloween activities. For more information, call Anthony Higginbotham
at (202) 727-1293.

October 28, 2011
Halloween Kiddie Cabaret
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Ages: 6 -13
This cabaret is a safe alternative to trick or treating. Join us for an evening of fun and excitement. For more information, call Tiffany Johnson at (202) 576-9238.

October 28, 2011
Annual “Haunted House
Brentwood Recreation Center, 2311 14th Street, NE
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
All Ages
Our community will have an opportunity to receive food, music, and of course get scared out of their minds. For more information, call Lorenzo Carter at (202) 576-6667.

October 28, 2011
Halloween Party
Fort Stanton
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Youth will play a verity of games and participate in a costume contest for bragging rites.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.

October 28, 2011
Jazzy Girl Halloween Dance Party
Bald Eagle @ Fort Greble
Time: 6:00-8:00
Time: 6 -12
 Youth will participate in a dance light refreshment will be served.  Prizes will be awarded for best costume ward for best costume. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.

October 29, 2011
Halloween Festival
Friendship Recreation Center, 4500 Van Ness Street, NW
Time: 10am-4pm
Ages: 13 and under
The community will dress up in their finest costumes and enjoy a fun filled day of food, music, pumpkin carving and so much more! For more information, call Enrique Leiva at (202) 282-2198.

October 29, 2011
Halloween Parade and Activity’s
Hardy Recreation Center, 4500 Q Street, NW
Time: 3pm-5pm
All Ages
Participants will dress up in costumes. For more information, call Rodney Brown (202) 282-2190.

October 30, 2011
Halloween Jamboree
Ridge Road football Field, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 9am – 5pm
Ages: 5-7
A series of football games by our 5-7 year olds known as the Mighty Mites. Candy Bag giveaways -  Each participant will receive metals for their participation. For more information, call Sonny Hicks or Vondra Woodward at (202) 645-0502.
 
October 31, 2011  
Halloween Party
Ridge Road football Field, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Ages 5-15
Dance and Best Costume Contest (male& Female) - Candy Giveaways, Hotdogs and Chips
For more information, call Sonny Hicks at (202) 645-0502.

October 31, 2011
Sock Hop Halloween
King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street, SW
Time: 6pm – 8pm
All Ages
There will be costumes, music and light refreshments. For more information, call Eugene Lutz, Site Manager at (202) 645-7454.

October 31, 2011  
Halloween Party
Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12TH Street, SE
Time: 5pm - 8pm
 Ages 5-13
Dance and Best Costume Contest (male& Female) - Candy Giveaways, Hotdogs and Chips
For more information, call Brian Cobbs at (202) 724-4468.

October 31, 2011
Halloscream Party
Douglass Community Center
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Age: 6-12
Youth will enjoy games and there will be a costume contest. Food will be served and prizes awarded. For more information, call Gay Ward at (202) 316-4210.
    
October 31, 2011
Halloween Thriller    
Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th Street NW    
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 12 and under    
Participants will play Halloween games, look for candy with a flashlight on our haunted field, and walk through our haunted hall. For more information, call Rochelle Bradshaw    (202) 671-4794.             

October 31, 2011    
Halloween Celebration    
Kalorama Recreation Center, 1875 Columbia Road, NW
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Ages: 6 – 13     
Participants will enjoy games; parade of costumes; face painting; treat bags; prizes; and fun for all. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call John Borges at (202) 673-7606.                                 

October 31, 2011
Halloween Costume Contest
Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Time: 4pm-6pm
Ages: 10 and under  
Come out and “strut you stuff!” Prizes! Refreshments and more! For more information, call
Ralph Wright at (202) 282-2204.

October 31, 2011
Halloween Hit Parade
Chevy Chase Playground, 5500 41st Street, NW
Time: 5pm-7pm
Ages: 13 and under
Chevy Case Community Family will dress up in their finest costumes and will parade through the community with horns, whistles, and tap drums. There will be prizes for most original, funniest, prettiest and the scariest. For more information, call Gladys Shoatz at (202) 727-7714.

October 31, 2011
Community Halloween Parade and Party
Macomb Recreation Center, 3409 Macomb Street, NW
Time: 5pm-7pm
Ages: 12 and under
The community will enjoy a parade and tour a haunted house. Light refreshments and goodie bags will be served. For more information, call Cleveland Dent at (202) 282-2199.

October 31, 2011    
10th Annual Fort Davis Haunted House    
Fort Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street, SE    
Time: 6pm – 8:45pm     
All Ages     
Participants will be escorted through the scary haunted for screams, thrills, chills and frills. Afterwards youth will be given a candy bag, a hotdog, chips and juice. For more information, call Elijah Fagan, Site Manager at (202) 645-9212.