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Get Out and Enjoy the Treats at DPR in October

Monday, October 4, 2010
Fall sports, activities and more are happening this month at DPR

Fall 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 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

September 22 – November 19, 2010
Golf
Takoma Field House, 301 Van Buren Street, NW
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Ages: 6 - 15
Teaching the basics of golf the proper way to hold the club, putting, golf etiquette and teeing off. For more information, contact Michael Alston at (202) 576- 6854.

October 10, 2010
Halloween Championship
Cole Field House, Maryland University College
Time: 9am - 5pm
Ages: 6 – 18
The cheerleaders from Fort Lincoln will compete in a cheer competition at Maryland University College. For more info please visit www.spiritunlimited.com. For more information, call K'Yanna Blackwell at (202) 258-7501.

October 10, 2010
Radical Rec.
North County High School, 10 First Avenue E, Glenn Burnie Maryland
Time: 9am - 5pm
Ages: 6 - 18
This event is a competitive cheer competition that the DC Scorpions from Fort Lincoln will participate in....for more details please visit www.gocoastal.com. For more information, call K'Yanna Blackwell at (202) 258-7501.

October 17, 2010
Six Flags Fall Championship
Largo Maryland
Time: 9am - 5pm
Ages: 6 - 18
The cheer team from Rosedale will compete in a cheer competition hosted at Six Flags America for more information please visit www.acdaspirit.com. For more information, call Brian Williams at (202) 671-0314.

October 17, 2010
Fall Free Classic
Community College of Baltimore, Dundalk Maryland
Time: 9am - 5pm
The cheerleaders from Fort Lincoln Recreation Center will participate in a competitive cheer competition. For more details please visit www.cheeranddanceextreme.com. For more information, call K'Yanna Blackwell at (202) 258-7501.

EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION

October 9, 2010
Backyard Habitat Garden Workshop
Langdon Recreation Center, 2901 20th Street, NE
Time: 9am – 3pm
Gardening for Birds and Butterflies
FREE
DDOE and DPR are helping property owners create habitat for wildlife on their own land by hosting free educational, hands-on workshops. These workshops will teach District residents about landscaping for wildlife while also creating aesthetically pleasing gardens. The workshops will include presentations on conservation landscaping and gardening for wildlife, plant selection, general landscape design principles and how to do a site assessment. If you are interested participating you can register online at www.ddoe.dc.gov/fisheries, click on “Backyard Habitat Education, then on register for a workshop in 2010.

October 13 & 15, 2010
Backyard Habitat Garden Workshop
Hearst Recreation Center, 3600 Tilden Street, NW
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Creating Wildlife Communities in Small Spaces
FREE
DDOE and DPR are helping property owners create habitat for wildlife on their own land by hosting free educational, hands-on workshops. These workshops will teach District residents about landscaping for wildlife while also creating aesthetically pleasing gardens. The workshops will include presentations on conservation landscaping and gardening for wildlife, plant selection, general landscape design principles and how to do a site assessment. If you are interested participating you can register online at www.ddoe.dc.gov/fisheries, click on “Backyard Habitat Education, then on register for a workshop in 2010.

SOUTHEAST TENNIS AND LEARNING CENTER

October 29, 2010
Howard University Homecoming Reunion
Location: SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 9am – 2pm
Ages: 18 – Up
Not Open to Public
Contact: Nic Askew (202)645-6221/Larry Strickland (202)702-2531.

October 31, 2010
Competitive Training Center
SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Ages: 10 and under
Not open to Public
Contact: Nic Askew (202)645-6221

TEEN PROGRAMS

October 29, 2010
Teen Hollow Scream Program
Six Flags Amusement Park, Largo Maryland
Time: 7pm -11pm
Ages: 13 and up
Teens will enjoy an evening of fun on rides and games at park. For more information, call Lou Hall Jr., at (202) 671-0451.

 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION DIVISION

October 25, 2010
Ailey II: A Celebration of American Dance
Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD
Time: 10:15am - 12pm
Adults with Special Needs
Participants of the Leisure Life Skills Program for Adults with Special Needs will travel to the Publick Playhouse to see the world renowned Alvin Ailey dance troop. Audience members will learn about the history of the dance company and have a Q&A session with the dancers. For more information, call Priscilla Jones, at (202) 698-1794.

October 29, 2010
TR's Halloween Party
DC Center for Therapeutic Recreation, 3030 G Street, SE
Time: 11am - 2pm
Adults with Special Needs
The Leisure Life Skills Program for Adults with Special Needs will host its annual Halloween Party. Activities to include dancing, games and best costume contest. Light refreshments will be served. Priscilla Jones, CTRS at (202) 698-1794.

RECREATION SERVICES DIVISION

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010
Diabetes Workshop
Riggs LaSalle Community Center, 501 Riggs Road, NE
Time: 11am – 1:30pm
Ages: 18 and up
Participants will receive information on Diabetes. For more information, call Shirleta Settles at (202) 576-5224.

October 7, 2010
Movie Theater
Riggs LaSalle Community Center, 501 Riggs Road, NE
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Ages: 12 and under
Girls in Action Club will enjoy a movie. For more information, call Shirleta Settles at (202) 576-5224.

October 8, 2010
Young Men of Distinction
Harry L. Thomas Sr. Community Service Center, 1908 North Capitol, NW
Time: 4:30pm - 7pm
Ages: 5 and up
Introduction and registration for new members into the Young Men of Distinction Program. Ernest Kinard, Recreation Specialist at (202) 576-5642.

October 10, 2010
Radical Recreation Cheerleading Competitions
North County High School, 10 First St. E, Glen Burnie, Maryland
Time: 8am - 5pm
Ages: 18 and under
The Cougar Competitive Cheer program at Harry L. Thomas Sr. Community Service Center teams will compete against other recreation teams to advance to the US Finals. For more information, call Tameka Borges, Recreation Specialist at (202) 576-5642.

October 15, 2010
Golden Coral
Riggs LaSalle Community Center, 501 Riggs Road, NE
Time: 11am – 2:30pm
Ages: 18 and up
Participants will choose from variety of entrees’ while fellowship. For more information, call
Shirleta Settles at (202) 576-5224.

October 15 - 17, 2010
Camp Riverview retreat
Ft. Davis recreation center 1400 41st street SE
Time: 5:30pm (Friday) – 12:30pm (Sunday)
Youth will stay overnight at DPR’s wonderful campground, they will participate in fun and games and gain a great camping experience. For more information, call Elijah Fagans.

October 16, 2010
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 various sports, arts & crafts, music, prizes, food and helps youth stay active and learn new sports. For more information, call Vincent E. Hill (202) 673-4465.

October 22, 2010
Chili Cook Off
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 6pm - 8pm
All Ages
Pre-Registration for participants is Friday October 15th, 2010
The menu includes beef chili, turkey chili, chicken chili, pork chili, vegetarian chili, and super spicy chili cooked by various patrons of the recreation center. For more information, contact Jason Lewis, Recreation Specialist at (202) 576-9238.

October 22, 2010
Pot Luck Dinner
Ridge Road Recreation Center, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 7pm - 9pm
All Ages
The staff at Ridge Road Recreation Center will host its annual Pre Homecoming Pot Luck Dinner. Everyone will bring a dish to share. For more information, call Sonny Hicks at (202)645-3959.

October 22, 2010
Halloween Party
King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street, SW
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Ages: 6 – 12
Participants will partake in some dancing, eating, game playing, and movie watching. For more information, call Henry T. Moton IV, at (202) 645-7454.

October 22, 2010
Hillcrest Cancer Walk and Program
Hillcrest Recreation Center, 3100 Denver Street, SE
Time: 8am – 12pm
This event will include a walk, guest speakers, success stories and the circle of hope. Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call Sue Wynn at (202) 645-9200.

October 22, 2010
Big Tigger and Street Corner Foundation Youth Sports Clinic and Health/ HIV/ Testing
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Ages: 7 – 13
Tigger and the Street Corner Foundation will hold a sports clinic and also do tests screening for HIV is open to all. Information on staying healthy and other health concerns will be available. For more information, call Anthony Higginbotham, Site Manager at (202) 727-1293.

October 23, 2010
Football Homecoming
Ridge Road Recreation Center, 800 Ridge Road SE
Time: 9am - 9pm
All Ages
The Ridge Road Titans will host the annual Homecoming celebration. The event will include a parade, football games, music, food, and carnival activities. Come out and join us. 

October 23, 2010
Futsal Workshop
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Ages: 7 - 14
Come and find out what all of the hype is about with this face paced game similar to soccer. Bring a friend, learn the rules, and play a game! Tiffany Johnson, Site Manager at (202) 576-9238.

October 27, 2010
Halloween Party
Langdon Park Recreation Center, 2901 20th Street, NE
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Ages: 6 – 13
We will have a Halloween party for the youth to enjoy themselves and to show off their costumes. We will have music, light refreshments and candy. Please come out and support us here at Langdon Park. For more information, call T-Jai Farmer, Site Manager at (202) 576-6595.

October 27, 2010
Fall Fest (Halloween Event)
Fort Lincoln Recreation Center, 3100 Ft. Lincoln Drive, NE
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
All Ages
This is a collaborative event with the school, PTA and other programmatic partners. Children will enjoy games, rides, and haunted house! For more information, call Avalon George, Recreation Specialist at (202) 576-6818.

October 27, 2010
Halloween Parade and Haunted House
Macomb Recreation Center, 3409 Macomb Street, NW
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
All Ages
Goodie Bags and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Eaton ES. For more information, call Belinda Gee at (202) 282-2199.

October 27, 28 & 29, 2010
Halloween Haunted House
Petworth Recreation Center, 801 Taylor Street, NW
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Ages: 12 & under
Happy Halloween from the Petworth staff. Come and enjoy our Halloween activities, fun will be had by all. For more information, call Howard Marshall at (202)576-6850.

October 28, 2010
October Fest Carnival
Gibbs Elem. School / Rosedale Recreation Center, 500 19th Street, NE,
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 5 – 15
Staff and youth will enjoy themselves while participating in carnival style games centered around Halloween. For more information, call Brian Williams, Site Manager at (202) 258.6149.

October 28, 2010
Haunted House
Hearst Recreation Center, 3600 Tilden Street, NW
Time: 4pm - 6pm
All Ages
Kids will enjoy a Haunted House. For more information, call (202) 282-2207.

October 28, 2010
Halloween Party
Raymond Recreation Center, 915 Spring Road, NW
Time: 5pm - 7pm
All Ages
Participants will play a wide variety of games to win prizes and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ellsworth Hart at (202)576-6856.

October 28, 2010
Haunted House
Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 1327 Van Buren Street, NW
Time: 5pm - 8pm
All Ages
Enter if you dare, Come and join in of the fun with the Fort Stevens staff. For more information, call Larry Kinney at (202)541-3754.

October 29, 2010
Dress Your Best Hollowfest
Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NE
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 5 – 17
Youth and teens will participate in Halloween themed activities, Halloween costume contest, games and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Sherwood staff at (202)-698-3075.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Party
Upshur Recreation Center, 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
Time: 4 – 6pm
Ages: 12 and under
Join us for some Halloween Treats and Fun!! There will be games to play, costumes to judge, some food to eat and treats. For more information, call Deyanne Nicholas at (202) 576-6842.

October 29, 2010
Costume Party
Riggs LaSalle Community Center, 501 Riggs Road, NE
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Ages: 12 and under
Dress in your favorite costume and join in the fun with games, prizes and food. For more information, call Shirleta Settles at (202) 576-5224.

October 29, 2010
Fall Festival
Lamond Recreation Center 20 Tuckerman Street, NE
Time: 4pm –7pm
Ages 6-14
The youth participants will celebrate fall and enjoy food, music, games, face painting and costume contest. For more information, call Kim Campbell at (202) 576-9541.

October 29, 2010
Halloweenfest
Volta Park Recreation Center, 3400 Volta Place NW
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Ages 5 - 12
We will celebrate this occasion by featuring face painting, playful games, costume judging, refreshments and goodie bags." For more information, call CM Anderson at (202) 282-0380.

October 29, 2010
Macomb Annual Halloween Parade and Haunted House
Macomb Recreation Center, 3409 Macomb Street NW
Time: 3:30pm – 7pm
All Ages
All are welcome in their fantasy attire. John Eaton School, Principal Gartrell, students and teachers along with the community will walk through the Cleveland Park area. The Haunted House will then open and goody bags and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Belinda Gee at (202)282-2199.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Party
Ft. Stanton Recreation Center, 1812 Erie Street, SE
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Ages: 6 – 12
Youth will enjoy light refreshments while listen to music, playing games and receive a goodie bag. For more information, call Valerie Arnold at (202) 645-3970.

October 29, 2010
Annual Haunted House
Banneker Recreation Center, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
All Ages
Banneker will host an annual haunted house for community.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Celebration
Kalorama Recreation Center, 1875-Columbia Rd. NW
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 6 – 13
Participants will enjoy games; parade of costumes; treat bags; prizes;and fun for all. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call John Borges, Site Manager at (202) 673-7606.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Party
Friendship Recreation Center, 4500 Van Ness Street, NW
Time: 4pm - 5pm
All Ages
Kids will enjoy a Halloween Party. For more information, call Enrique Leiva at (202) 282-2198.

October 29, 2010
Annual Haunted House
Banneker Recreation Center, 2500 Georgia Avenue NW
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 12 and under
Banneker Recreation Center is hosting their Halloween Annual Haunter House on October 29, 2010. Trick or Treat, come out and have lots of Fun, THIS IS THE DAY. For more information, contact Ms. Joyce Carey / Recreation Specialist at (202) 673-6861.

October 29, 2010
Annual Haunted House
Brentwood Recreation Center, 2311 14th Street NE
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 5 - 18
Participants will have an opportunity to enjoy our haunted house. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lorenzo Carter, Site Manager at (202) 576-6667.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Party / Haunted House
North Michigan Park Recreation Center, 1333 Emerson Street, NE
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Ages: 7 - 15
Youth between the ages of 7 - 15 will come together in a fun filled atmosphere to enjoy a variety of Halloween fun and games as well as enter our safe free zone Haunted House Fun! For more information, contact Joe Clark, Site Manager at (202) 541-3522.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Party
Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12th Street, SE
Time: 5pm - 8pm
All Ages
Youth will play games, receive face paints and dance. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Brian Cobbs, Site Manager at (202) 724-4468.

October 29, 2010
Dress Your Best Hallowfest
Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NE
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 17 and under
Youth and teens will participate in Halloween themed activities. Halloween costume contest, games and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Sherwood staff at (202) 698-3075.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Candy Give-Away
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St NE
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Ages: 13 and under
The Trinidad Recreation Center staff will pass out Halloween candy to the youth. For more information, contact Anthony Higginbotham, Site Manger at (202) 727-1293.

October 29, 2010
Monster Jam
Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center, 1299 Neal Street, NE
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Ages: 12 and under
Participants will have a costume parade around the community and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, call Zenobia Moton, Site Manager at 202.442.9262.

October 29, 2010
Annual Haunted House
Brentwood Recreation Center, 2311 14th Street NE
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Ages: 5 - 18
Participants will have an opportunity to enjoy our haunted house. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lorenzo Carter, Site Manager at (202) 576-6667.

October 29, 2010
HallowScream Movie-thon
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Time: 6pm - 11pm
All Ages
Looking for a little ghostly fun? Or maybe you just want to turn out the lights and get a good scare? Either way, it will be worth joining us to watch your favorite Halloween thrillers on the big screen in the gymnasium. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for personal comfort. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Tiffany Johnson, Site Manager at (202) 576-9238.

October 29, 2010
Halloween Haunted House
Ft. Davis Recreation Center 1400 41st Street, SE
Time: 6pm - 9pm
All Ages
Participants will walk through the scary Haunted house, afterwards they will be invited to join in fun and games and receive hotdogs, chips, juice and a bag of candy. For more information, call Elijah Fagans at (202) 645-91212.

October 29, 2010
Halloween is Not Always Spooky
Edgewood Recreation Center, 300 Evarts Street, NE
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Ages: 10 and under
"Families and friends will get together in their very friendly Halloween costumes! Prizes: Most Original, funniest and best family theme.” For more information, call Eugene Lutz, Site Manager at (202) 576-6410.

October 29, 2010
Harvest Fest
Douglass Recreation Center, F. Douglass Ct. & Stanton Terr., SE
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 12 and under
Children will enjoy a harvest fest with games and fun. For more information, call Barbara Jones, Site Manager at (202) 645-3980.

October 30, 2010
Parkview Animated Scare Zone Haunted House
Parkview Recreation Center, 693 Otis Street N.W.
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
All Ages
Parkview will host a haunted house for community, and parade of costumes For more information, call Zakiya Brown or JaMar Goodall at (202) 576-5750.

October 30, 2010
Halloween Party
Emery Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW
Time: 1pm - 4pm
All Ages
Youth will participate is various activities, enjoy food, fun and Halloween treats. For more information, call Derrall Joyner at (202) 576-3211.

October 30, 2010
Halloween Party
Congress Heights Recreation Center, 100 Randle Place, SE
Time: 5pm
All Ages
Music, games and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (202) 645-3981.

October 30, 2010
Halloween Party
Ridge Road Recreation Center, 800 Ridge Road, SE
Time: 6pm - 9pm
All Ages
Ridge Road staff will be celebrating with party featuring a dance contest, best costume contest, and lots of food and fun. For more information, call Sonny Hicks at (202)645-3959.

October 30, 2010
Hardy Recreation Center, 4500 Q Street, NW
Halloween Party
Time: 11am - 3pm
All Ages
Food, festive music, arts and crafts and pumpkin carving contest.For more information, call Rodney Brown (202) 282-2190.

October 30, 2010
Haunted Fest
St. Martins Pioneer Room, 1908 North Capitol & T. St. NW
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Ages: 16 and under
Kids will have a fun & safe time in walking through the spooky haunted house set up by the parents and teens of Harry Thomas receiving candy bags, dancing to music and much more. For more information, call Tameka Borges, Recreation Specialist at (2020 576-5642.

October 31, 2010
Halloween Extravaganza
Arboretum Recreation Center, 2412 Rand Place, NE
Time: 4pm – 9pm
All Ages
The Arboretum community along with the 5th District Police Station will enjoy Halloween festivities with all residents in ward 5. For more information, call Donald Perritt, Site Manager at (202) 673-4507.

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].